Balloon Bouquet for Birthday

Are you ever stymied when making cards for men? Sometimes I find it challenging. But today I have a card that was both easy and appropriate for the man in your life! This card is brought to you by …. Balloon Bouquet Punch!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, masculine birthday, Subtle Embossing Folder, #GDP200, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also created this card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge. The challenge this week was to CASE the Designer. I wonder if you think my card is essential the same sketch as the designer? I guess it’s a bit of a stretch!

http://www.global-design-project.com

 

Design Notes for Balloon Bouquet Card:

When I first put the card together, it was missing something. I’ve learned that usually means it needs some texture. The Subtle Embossing folder is my go to these days when that occurs. Turns out, it was just what this cute card needed.

Balloon Bouquet Punch, masculine birthday, Subtle Embossing Folder, #GDP200, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comYou are going to have to take my work for it, it’s pretty subtle. But, that folder made all the difference.

Do the balloons look white in the picture? Oh no, they are a much more festive Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  The Heart Epoxy Droplets added the final party touch!

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During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

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Dianne

 

Amazing Life Birthday

There are some great stamp sets in the Annual Catalog that will retire soon. But, there are also some great sets in the Occasions Catalog that will soon be gone. One of these great sets is the Amazing Life stamp set. I made a birthday card with that set and know this is a set I’m going to miss.

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made the card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge. Click on the banner below to see other great cards.

#GDP186

 

Design Notes for Amazing Life Card:

When the opportunity presents itself to use heat embossing, I generally take it! It’s probably my favorite technique. Sometimes, embossing on black card stock is challenging. But, if you are sure to use your Emboss Buddy to remove static, you will be fine.

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Just in case there was not enough gold … heat embossing and gold foil, I added some gold Candle Embellishments. Oh and there is gold in the Designer Paper. Hard to overdo on gold, don’t you think?

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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This and That:

Well, there’s good news and not so good news here. The Amazing Life stamp set is retiring. It’s part of a bundle. The good news is, buy it now with the Stitched Rectangles Framelits. The Framelits will continue to the new catalog but not as part of a bundle. If you buy the bundle now, you save 10%.

Here are the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies and the stamp set. The bundle # is 150624, ($50.25) Look at all those Framelits!!!!

Oh, the super Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper is also retiring. GET IT NOW!

Here’s a good look at that paper.

Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

 

retiring

Here are links to the retiring list, both from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog.

AC 18-19 Retiring List_US (Annual catalog)

OCC 19 Retiring List_US (Occasions Catalog)

Remember to use this month’s host code when you order. (FHUCZP6P)  Then you will be eligible to possibly receive host benefits at the end of the month.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

Farewell Fresh Fig

I know, I know, it’s a little early to say good bye to any of the 2017-2019 In colors. But, let’s face facts, they are not going to around that much longer. I decided that I needed to give Fresh Fig a little love before it departs. Such a great color.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Did you notice? I paired the Fresh Fig with another soon to depart color, Lemon-Lime Twist.

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project. What a great sketch. Click on the banner below to go to the site and be inspired by some great cards.

#GDP182

 

Design Notes for Fresh Fig Card:

I like quick and easy cards. I  t’s fun to fuss and add layers and heat emboss and go on but lots of times, I make quick and easy cards. This is one of them. The only – easy – special thing I did was to emboss the two layers with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. A little sprinkle of sequins and some Wink of Stella on the candles and I was done.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Oh, yes, there was the stamping. The Piece of Cake stamp set is filled with fun sentiments and images. Here’s what I selected for the inside.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

And here’s a close up look at the stamp set. It’s from the Occasions Catalog so you still have until June 3 to get this one.

Piece of Cake stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Dianne

 

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Meets Oh So Eclectic!

I’m baaaaack! I know it has been a few weeks since I showed you a card for one of the men in your life. But, I’m back! This week the card will feature some of the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper and stamps from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Oh So Eclectic stamp sets.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card:

Are you surprised that I would use paper from a package called “Floral Romance”? It’s a great package of paper with two beautiful vellum papers and some lovely prints. The one I used today just seems to work for anyone. The reverse side is truly perfect for men as well. Here, I just flipped the Designer Paper and switched the colors.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This card is just a happy series of layers on a Sahara Sand base. First, a piece of 2″ x 5 1/2″ Floral Romance Designer Paper, then a mat of Mossy Meadow. The leaves on the Very Vanilla piece were stamped once then stamped two more times without reinking. You know that’s called stamping off. A really simple technique but one that packs quite a nice look.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

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Broadway Bound Suite Birthday for Jerry

Yesterday was my husband Jerry’s birthday. He’s a pretty low key guy and doesn’t like a lot of fuss. That doesn’t mean “no card” however! I pulled out some products from the Broadway Bound Suite to make something special for him.

Broadway Bound Suite, masculine birthday, Broadway Birthday stamp set, Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Glitzy but not over the top, right?

 

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Suite Birthday Card:

Simple but special… use specialty designer paper. I started by cutting two pieces of the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series paper and then used some of the gold piece for the Happy Birthday.

I added some of the Candle Embellishments. Nice but I still needed a little contrast. All it took was a little piece of ribbon.

Broadway Bound Suite, masculine birthday, Broadway Birthday stamp set, Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you know about using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets? Definitely a life saver when you are adhering things that are tiny or detailed like the Happy Birthday. Just add some of the Adhesive Sheet to the back of the paper you will be cutting. Go ahead and run through the Big Shot and then be happy when all you need to do is pull off the backing. Happy Dance!

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Purchase List for Broadway Bound Suite Birthday Card:

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link  for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, KF3FW4VB. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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