Sweet Thanks with Apron of Love

Recently, one of our neighbors brought us some fabulous cupcakes that she baked. Rich, lovely pound cake with raspberry flavored frosting and a luscious raspberry on top. YUM! I should be baking something for her in return but in the meantime, I pulled out Apron of Love stamp set to create a thank you card for her.

Apron of Love stamp set, Thank You, #GDP179, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

In addition to making this for my neighbor, I also created it for this week’s Global Design Challenge. Be sure to hop over and see all the great projects. Just click here or on the banner below to get to the site.

 

Design Notes for Apron of Love Card:

Do you know where the cupcake came from? It’s from my favorite stamp set, Bella and Friends. I just cut off the candle and added a raspberry with the Rich Razzleberry Blends Marker (light). A little Wink of Stella on the frosting for a touch of glitter!

Bella & Friends

Seems like I used three different stamp sets for this card. Not something I usually do! The cupcake was from Bella & Friends, the Apron and “I love baking” from Apron of Love and the “Thanks” from All Things Thanks stamp set. The stamp actually said, “Thanks for joining us”. I just cut off the part I didn’t need and stamped away. I’m a rebel like that.

The favorite part of my card is really the color combination.

 

 

Purchase List for Apron of Love Card:

 

This and That:

Did you see my blog post the other day? I am in an International Blog Highlights competition. I’d appreciate it if you would take a minute to vote for me.

Here’s the link.

My card is #7. Just click on the upper right hand corner to vote for my card.

Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights, March, 2019, diannescards.com

Thanks!

Have you seen the third release of Sale-A-bration items?

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

As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

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

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code (March) AMJMEMMM,  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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Dianne

 

Floral Romance for February Thank You

I love to send cards to my customers to thank them for purchasing from me. It’s always fun for me to design something nice. This month, one of the cards we made in card class featured the Floral Romance paper and so I used a different piece from that collection for this card.

floral Romance DSP, Humming Along stamp set, Floral Romance Deigner Paper, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you think I went a little rogue with the colors –  Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Grapefruit Grove?

 

Design Notes for Floral Romance Designer Paper:

In the Floral Romance paper package, two of the papers are vellum. I used one that is primarily Powder Pink and backed it with a piece of Whisper White card stock to show off the pattern. First, I tried using a mat with Powder Pink but felt like it needed something with more color. So, the Pear Pizzazz mat – enhanced with some embossing with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder – added some color. One more try with Petal Pink but still no! I was inspired to use some Grapefruit Grove paper by the beautiful ribbon from the Organza Ribbon Comb – a Sale-A-Bration item that is back in stock!

I’m pretty happy with this color combination.

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One last thing.. I decided that the envelop needed a little love and wanted to try something I had seen online. I used the Edgelit die from the Be Mine Dies set.

Be Mine Framelits, Humming Along stamp set, Floral Romance Deigner Paper, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Floral Romance Designer Paper:

 

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.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. 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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Dianne

 

Treat Time Thank You

I hope you had a happy Christmas and enjoyed some time with family and friends. Now to the clean up, put away stage! Maybe some returns or bargain shopping are on you “To-Do” list today. For me,  I want to start writing Thank You notes.  I guess I was a good girl this year or at least good enough. I received lots of nice things! The Treat Time stamp set thank you sentiment is just so appropriate for my cards.

Treat Time stamp set, thank you, All My Love DSP, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I’m sure you recognize all the products. Or do you? I sneaked in one new item that will be available next week.

Design Notes for Treat Time Thank You:

Except for the heat embossing of the sentiment, this is really a pretty simple card. #simplestamping. I stamped the Balmy Blue card stock with Balmy Blue ink using one of the stamps from the Touches of Texture stamp set. When you stamp color on color, it’s a nice way to add some texture to your card.

I used some of the Blueberry Bushel embossing powder to make sure that the sentiment would pop a bit. A little pink Rhinestone adds a little touch of shine. The final touch was a bit of Polka Dot ribbon that I colored with a Dauber and some Balmy Blue ink.

Treat Time stamp set, thank you, All My Love DSP, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I think the star of this card is the strip of designer paper that I used. It’s from the Occasions catalog that will go live on January 3. That’s next week! Watch the video so see all of the new papers.

 

Purchase List for Treat Time Thank You:

 

This and That:

You don’t need to go out to be able to get some bargain shopping done today!

Year-End Closeout

Here’s your chance to pick up some great deals on Discontinued and Retiring item.

Check it out here. Year End Closeout-US.

I would be happy to be your demonstrator. If you need a Catalog, please let me know. ([email protected]) There are so many great things you will have to have!

Dianne

A Little Shimmer Paint

I seem to be stuck on copper these days. But why not? It’s all so beautiful. Today’s card, which is part of Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop, features lots of copper elements. My favorite is the Copper Shimmer Paint.

Shimmer Paint, Freindly Expressions stamp set, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

What’s your favorite copper element?

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Hop, Stamp9in' Up!, Diannescards.com

I know some of you are coming from other sites. I hope you will continue to hop along and see all of the great projects. Just click on any of the links below.

 

Design Notes for Shimmer Paint Card:

Yes, it’s true, another Diagonal Tri-fold card. I do love this fold. After making the base, I cut a piece of Copper Foil, 4″ x 5 1/4″, then cut it on the diagonal. The next piece, Merry Merlot, was cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″. Then I embossed it with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. The next step was to use the Copper Shimmer Paint with a Sponge Dauber and lightly highlight the design. Finally, I cut the piece on the diagonal and added it to the card front.

For this Tri-Fold, I decided to use a belly band to keep it closed. I made it with some Copper Foil and Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon. I added the bow after I wrapped it around the card. The sentiment is from the Friendly Expressions stamp set. The inside is pretty simple, just a sentiment.

Shimmer Paint, Friendly Expressions stamp set, Thank You, Diagonal Tri-fold card, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

Want to know how to make the Diagonal Tri Fold Card? I have a video for you!

Purchase List for Shimmer Paint Card:

This and That:

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Dianne

 

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Petal Palette for Global Design Project

I resisted the very strong urge to make a Christmas card. This week’s challenge over at Global Design Project is a color challenge, one of my favorites. The colors very politely yelled “Christmas”! But, I need some thank you cards. So thank you cards it is!

Petal Palette stamp set, Petals & More Thinlits, Stamparatus, Wink of Stella, Blender Pen, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Just click on the image below to go over to Global Design Project website to see more projects using this wonderful color combination.

 

 

#GDP165, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes Petal Palette Card:

This is a color combination that can’t miss. I think you can see how I felt a Christmas card would be perfect with these colors. But, I restrained myself! Time for the Stamparatus. I only inked the “Thank You” stamp once as I moved down the page using the hinge technique. I added a column of dots on the card stock then added some on the Crumb Cake card base to tie it all together.

Next, I stamped the flowers with some Crumb Cake ink. Then, I used a Blender Pen and ink to color in the flowers and leaves. No fussy cutting needed as i was able to use one of the dies from the Petals and More Thinlits Dies set. Finally, I popped those flowers up on Dimensions, layered and I was done. (Measurements for the layers: Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, Tranquil Tide – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and Merry Merlot – 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ ) Oh, to finish it off, I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers.

Petal Palette stamp set, Petals & More Thinlits, Stamparatus, Blender Pen, Wink of Stella, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

 

Purchase List Petal Palette Card:

 

This and That:

Surely you know about THE SALE!!! Stampin’ Up is holding an on-line extravaganza.

Online Extravanganza

Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! Stampin’ Up! is no exception. I hope you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ Up! is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin’ Up!l be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

Here are some details.

November 23–24 – That’s Today!!

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

 

November 25–26 – Tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

November 27–28 – Tuesday and Wednesday

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Be sure to use this link  – http://diannescards.stampinup.net – to order on line at my 24-7 store or email me with your order ([email protected]). If you order on line, remember to use this month’s Host Code, 4AGCW3KA. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card.

Dianne

 

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