Looking Above the Clouds for Graduation

Do you know someone who is graduating this month? Someone that you know will be very successful in life? Then you want to make them a special card. I made such a card with the Above the Clouds stamp set and Hot Air Balloon Punch.Above the Clouds stamp set, Hot Air Balloon Punch, #GDP194, Graduation, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge. Be sure to click on the banner below to check out the other great cards in this challenge.

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Design Notes for Above the Clouds Card:

Well, it doesn’t get much more basic than this. Stamps, ink, paper. Well, add one punch. I stamped off some Night of Navy ink for the background clouds.The hot air balloons were also stamped off before adding the frame or outline. After I punched them out with the Hot Air Balloon Punch, I popped them up on Dimensionals.

I also stamped a bit on the inside. Some more stamped off clouds and one of the great sentiments from the set.

Above the Clouds stamp set, Hot Air Balloon Punch, #GDP194, Graduation, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The envelope also got a little stamping love.

Above the Clouds stamp set, Hot Air Balloon Punch, #GDP194, Graduation, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s a look at the set. Don’t you agree that it’s got both great art work and terrific sentiments?

Above the Clouds stamp set images, Stampin' Up!

Purchase List for Above the Clouds Card:

The above the Clouds stamp set is part of a Bundle! Save 10% when you buy the bundle.

This and That:

Don’t forget that when you buy the bundle, the stamp set and punch together, you will save 10%! Yea!

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Vertical Greetings for Graduation Wishes

The daughter of a good friend recently graduated from college. I recall when she was born! How did that time go by? Anyway, I wanted to send her a graduation card and the Vertical Greetings stamp set caught my eye. I’m happy with how this just a bit non-traditional graduation card turned out.

Vertical Greetings stamp set, graduation, Epoxy Hearts, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Vertical Greetings Graduation Card:

Again, I seem to be into clean and simple cards. The only cute/clever thing about this card was how I colored the topiary. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to add color directly to the stamp. A little huff before I stamped and it was done.Vertical Greetings, Marker to stamp technique, Stampin' Up/, diannescards.com

Here’s a link to a little video I created to show you this easy technique.

Oh, well I guess there was one other cute thing. I used a Real Red Stampin’ Blend to color a few Epoxy Heart Droplets. Isn’t that a cool trick?

 

Purchase List for Vertical Greetings Graduation Card:

 

This and That:

The Vertical Greetings stamp set and the Poppy Parade ribbon are both retiring as are so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.

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Just click on the banner above to go to my 24-7 on-line store to see what’s retiring and what you need to get before it’s gone.

Please use the Host Code for May, which is JTAPEHHY If on-line orders total $150 or more, you will be eligible to win the Host Benefits for those orders. I’ll also send along a little gift with your thank you card for any purchases over $50.

 

 

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Dianne

Three Cheers for Confetti Celebration

Got an occasions that calls for a loud Hooray? Or even three Hoorays? Confetti Celebration is what you need. But, get it soon. It is retiring at the end of this month. My May card classes made this card using this great set last week.

Confetti Celebration stamp set, Graduation, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This card is for graduation but could easily be for Birthday for a favorite guy. I actually CASed this card from Heather at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. She originally made it as a birthday card.

Design Notes for Confetti Celebration Card:

Don’t you love the colors on this one?

Sad to say, these colors are also leaving at the end of this month.

After embossing a piece of Whisper White card stock, I topped it with a small strip of paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (yes, also retiring). I wrapped some Silver and White Bakers Twine around both pieces before adhering to the Emerald Envy card base.

Next, I used the Teeny, Tiny Wishes (retiring) stamp set for the Happy Graduation sentiment. I punched it out with the Duet Banner Punch. There are two possible punches with this. I used the larger one for the background Emerald Envy banner. The Emerald Envy piece makes the sentiment pop.

Confetti Celebraton, Graduation, Masculine birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I finished off the card with a few Metallic Enamel Shapes. Just right.

The inside sentiment seems to work for birthday or graduation, don’t you think?

Confetti Celebraton, Graduation, Masculine birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Supply List for Confetti Celebration Card:

 

 

Retiring, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comAre you ready to pick out what you want from the retiring products? Then all you need to do is click on any of the icons above  or on the Clearance list to be connected with my 24-7 on-line store. You might also want to look at the Clearance Rack while you are shopping. Remember the cool paper I used yesterday or the great foil paper I used a few days ago? They are both on sale on the Clearance Rack.

Here are the Retirement Lists and the Sale list as well as the Clearance List. Lots of great things to choose from.

Annual Catalog:

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Occasions Catalog:

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Discounted items:

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Clearance Rack:

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Dianne

Marquee Messages for Graduation Greetings!

I was looking around for something to use to create a graduation card for the daughter of a friend. Wow, like magic, the Marquee Messages stamp set jumped out at me!

Marquee Messages stamp set, Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, graduation, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' UP!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Marquee Messages Graduation Card:

This is just a fun stamp set! I stamped the actual marquee with Memento Balck ink and then stamped the sentiments with Cherry Cobbler. I wanted the lights to pop so I used some Glitter Enamel Dots. I colored the other light spots with a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker. I then mounted it on some Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.

Supply List for Marquee Messages Graduation Card:

 

Don’t Miss This!

Retiring, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As you probably know, lots of great things are retiring soon. The stamp set I used for today’s card, Marquee Messages is one of them. There are also some great accessories like the Glitter Enamel Dots that will be leaving. So, get your list together and order right away. Most items are only available while supplies last. Click on the links below to see what’s retiring from the Annual Catalog and from the Occasions catalog. Both of these catalogs are valid through May 31.

Annual Catalog AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog OCC Retired List-US

Remember, with each order $50 or more, I’ll send along a package of the Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you gift.

 

Places You’ll Go for Graduation Gifting

Do you have some graduations coming up soon? I love graduations. Such an exciting time in the life of the graduate. It’s wonderful to think about all the possibilities. If you need a card or a gift card holder, look no further. The Places You’ll Go stamp set is just perfect for items for graduations. Though. sadly, it is retiring soon. Here’s a card and a gift card holder I made.

Places You'll Go stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Places You’ll Go Card and Gift Card Holder:

I think the card is pretty neutral, that is, you could use it for a man or a woman. If you wanted you could certainly change up the colors to match the graduates school colors.

On the card, I stamped the mount for the globe with VersaMark then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. I actually heat embossed the globe on a separate piece of paper with Clear Embossing Powder. Then I sponged over the globe itself with Pool Party ink. Next, I cut it out and popped it up on Dimensionals, The piece needed some more interest and dimension so I did three things. First, I heat embossed some small stars. I also sponged around the sentiment and popped that up on Dimensionals as well. Finally, I embossed the piece of Strawberry Slush card stock with the Seaside Embossing Folder and placed that behind the focal piece. That’s how you add dimension!

Places You'll Go stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The gift card holder is pretty easy.

Places You'll Go stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

I prepared a video a few months ago to demonstrate how to make the holder. This is the same box, just different papers.

 

Supply List for Places You’ll Go Card and Gift Card Holder:

 

 

 

Retirement sale, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Remember, this stamp set, Places You’ll Go, is going to retire soon, as is everything Strawberry Slush! When you place an on-line order be sure to use the host code for April (EFSUD9NG that way you will be eligible for winning the host benefits if all orders total $150 or more.

Here’s the complete retiring list. Just click on it and it will open.

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I seem to be on a heat embossing roll.. see what tomorrow brings!

Dianne