Lined Alphabet at Last!

I purchased the Lined Alphabet stamp set a few weeks ago. It seems to have gotten lost on my desk (yes, entirely possible.) What a fun set. I realized as soon as I studied it that it is a perfect way to use my Stampin’ Blends.

Lined Alphabet stamp set, Garden Impressions DSP, Stampin Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Lined Alphabet Card:

I stamped the letters with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Since they are photopolymer stamps, it was easy to line them up. To achieve the ombre look. I first with colored a letter with the lightest Blend. Then, starting at the bottom of the letter, I added a bit of the darker color. After that, I went back and blended the colors a bit with the lighter marker. Easy.

I started to add “You” that I had cut out with the Celebrate You thinlits. I realized that the letters in “Thanks” were outlined in black. So, I took a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker and just went around the edges of the “You”. Subtle but it worked.

Lined Alphabet stamp set, Garden Impressions DSP, Stampin Up!, diannescards.com

A little piece of Silver Baker’s Twine on the strip of Calypso Coral and I was done.

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Hope you are having a great day. This weekend is very busy for me. I’m having an event to sell my retired items and show new catalog things on Sunday. Lots of work getting samples ready, Make and Takes, Goodie Bags and of course, refreshments. However, I do plan to post something wonderful tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

Pick A Pennant Thank You Cards

I love what I do. Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is fun. I get to meet lots of great people and share what I love to do. When I saw that the theme for this week’s Global Design Project was “Love It – Live it- Share It” , I thought that customer thank you notes would fit into that theme perfectly.  And isn’t the Pick A Pennant stamp set the perfect way so say thanks!

Pick A Pennant stamp set, Embossing Paste, Thank you note card, #GDP143, Stampin' Up! , diannescards.com

Design Notes For Pick A Pennant Note Card:

Well, I must start off with a confession. I believe that I got this stamp set when I was in Hartford, CT at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event. For some reason, I just haven’t used it until today. That’s pretty much when I realized that I have yet to buy the Framelits that go with this set! (That will soon be remedied!) So the pennants and bird were fussy cut. Not hard but not as nicely done as they would be with the Framelits. Ah well, live and learn.

Pick A Pennant stamp set, Embossing Paste, Thank you note card, #GDP143, Stampin' Up! , diannescards.com

This card was pretty easy to put together. Once I had settled on the colors, I stamped the pennants in Mint Macaron and then used the darker, Pacific Point ink for the letters. I love using the Shimmery White Embossing Paste and figured it would give the card some nice texture as well as someplace for the bird to land!

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Glad you stopped by today. Thanks!

Dianne

 

 

You (Really) Are My Sunshine

I sort of just discovered the Stitched All Around stamp set sentiment, “You Are My Sunshine”. It’s just perfect for a thank you note for goddaughter Anne Marie and her family. They gave me an adorable set of garden stones (picture below) with the kids names on two of the stones.

Stitched All Around stamp set, In Color Paper 6" x 6" DSP, Corregated Elements, Stampin' Up! , diannescaards.com

Here is a picture of the gift. You can see why I added to “L” to each of the little corrugated hearts on the card. I’m going to get a little red flower to put in the heart on the big stone.

Stitched All Around stamp set, In Color Paper 6" x 6" DSP, Corregated Elements, Stampin' Up! , diannescaards.com

 

Design Notes for Stitched All Around Card:

This is a color combination I don’t ever get tired of – yellow and navy. The new Pineapple Punch ink and paper is so bright and cheery. I know it will go with lots of other colors.

 

This card was pretty straightforward to create. I think the Gingham Ribbon and Corrugated Elements gave it some depth and texture. The layout is pretty basic and could be used for lots of different cards.
By the way, there are Framelits that go with this stamp set. I have a card I’ll be showing you in a few days where I used the Framelits. They are perfect.

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It’s Still June

Remember, during June, I’ll be sending a gift of In-Color Ribbons to anyone who places an on-line order for $50 or more. Also, don’t forget to use the June Host Code. You may be eligible to win the Host Benefits!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a great Sunday.

Dianne

 

New Colors and Abstract Impressions

I’m still getting to play around with some of the new colors that Stampin’ Up! has introduced. Today’s card uses Granny Apple Green, and Mango Melody. (Aren’t they great names?) I also got to use the Abstract Impressions stamp set. You are going to love it!

Abstract Impressions stamp set, Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I just love this color combination. Well, there aren’t too many things I don’t like with Night of Navy!

Design Notes for Abstract Impressions Card:

I actually made this card a few weeks ago for a swap. Since i was making more than one, I wanted something fairly easy. it was for fellow demonstrators so it had to be extra nice!  I think I was able to do both things with this card.

The color inspiration was easy, I just looked at the package of the Designer paper. The colors in the papers are always listed on the package and in the catalog. That makes it so easy to coordinate the colors for a card or project.

Both the flower and the leaves were two step stamps. For the leaves, I just used one color, stamping off the Granny Apple Green for the base layer of the leaf.Then I went pack with the second layer and stamped directly on top of the other leaf image.

The stamp set, Abstract Impressions is one I know I am gong to use a lot!  Look how many great stamps there are. You can’t miss with a stamp set that includes creative images and useful, versatile sentiments.

Abstract Impressions stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Ready to Order?

When you are ready to order, you can just go to my 24-7 on-line store and order items to be delivered directly to your home. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send you a gift! You will receive one yard each of the new In-Color ribbons. Be sure to use the June Host Code, FUECRK7R.

 

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Dianne

 

 

Rooted In Nature – My Favorite?

For the last few weeks, I’ve been able to play with some things from the new catalog, which goes live today! I thought that on this day I should use my favorite stamp set. Well, that proved to be too hard. I couldn’t decide which set was my favorite! So, I just went with a set I love and hadn’t show your before today, Rooted in Nature. To make it even better, Rooted in Nature is part of a bundle!

Rooted in Nature Bundle, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Primise Designer Series Paper, Nature's Roots Framelits Dies, Thank You Card, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I liked it so much I made it twice. Well, actually many times since I am using it as a thank you for my May customers. I also made it for the CASE this Sketch challenge. Just click on the icon below to go to the website and see all the great cards. (In this challenge CAS(E) means Clean and Simple.)

CASE This Sketch 274, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Rooted in Nature Card:

To be honest, I’m not really sure if the image I stamped and cut out in the center of the card is a section of a tree or a mushroom! What do you think? Anyway, i like it. I stamped it in Soft Suede, stamping off first. Stamping off gives a lighter image and that’s what I thought would go best with the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The only other stamping was the sentiment.and the leaf. I heat embossed both of those. The sentiment is actually longer but I taped off part of the sentiment each time i inked it up  then removed the tape before I stamped. I’ve shown this technique before. If you want more detail, check it out here.

Rooted in Nature Bundle, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Primise Designer Series Paper, Nature's Roots Framelits Dies, Thank You Card, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The leaf was cut out with one of the Framelits from the Natures’s Roots Framelits.

One of the great things about Stampin’ Up! is that everything coordinates. All I had to do was look on the package of Designer Paper (or in the catalog) to see what colors are in the papers. Then I knew which colors I could select for the card. Do you like one better than the other?

Rooted in Nature Bundle, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Primise Designer Series Paper, Nature's Roots Framelits Dies, Thank You Card, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Mint Macaron accents

 

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Order today!

Do you have your wish list all ready? the new catalog goes live today and yu can order any time after noon (EDT) Please use the Host Code if you will place your order on line. If your order is $50 or more, I will send you a sampler of In Color ribbons! You’ll get 1 yard of each of the five new in colors. Find the ribbon on page 200 in the new catalog. Here’s the June Host code: FUECRK7R.

Hope you are having a crafty day!

Dianne