It’s a Country Home Kind of Day

The other day it rained, then got just a bit cooler. That evening, we sat on the porch and mused that soon it would be fall. I was inspired by that bit of weather change and this week’s Global Design Project color challenge. Fall was definitely in the craft room air! Grab the Country Home stamp set!

Country Home stamp set, Buffalo check stamp, #GDP201, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the banner for this week’s Global Design Challenge. You’ll want to go to that web site and check out all of the great cards and project. Just click on the banner to go there.

#GDP210

 

Design Notes for Country Home Card:

When I thought about fall, I thought about the Country Road stamp set. Don’t you love the image of the old milk container with some dried flowers? I decided to Use a Pretty Peacock Blend to color the flower so that it would stand out. I used some Crumb Cake Blends to color the other leaves and a Mossy Meadow Blend for the smaller leaves. Since I don’t have a Merry Merlot Blend (they don’t make one!) I used one of the Stampin’ Write Markers from the Neutrals set to color the berries. Finally, I fussy cut the container and flowers with my fantastic Paper Snips.

Here’s a look at all of the images in the Country Home stamp set.

Country Home stamp set

When I began to put things together, I realized the Very Vanilla piece behind the other layers needed a bit of jazzing up. However, I didn’t want anything to distract so I inked up the Buffalo Check stamp with some Pretty Peacock ink and stamped off before adding it to a piece of Very Vanilla. After stamping and punching the sentiment. My last step was to add some of the great Scallop Linen Ribbon to add color and texture.

Country Home stamp set, Buffalo check stamp, #GDP201, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Shopping List for Country Home Card:

 

This and That:

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Daisy Lane Thanks

If you are like me, you always need thank you cards. I wanted to used the Daisy Lane stamp set and came up with this card.

Daisy Lane stamp set, Birch Stamp, Thank You, Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Well Written Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I based this card on one I received in a swap. Unfortunately, I don’t have the person’s name to give her credit. Let me know if it’s you!

 

 

Design Notes for Daisy Lane Card:

I guess I am really in love with the new In-color, Terracotta Tile. It has a touch of fall about it yet you can use it for summer. So versatile. I used Very Vanilla on this card but it goes equally well with Whisper White. I paired it this time with Old Olive.

 

The background stamp, Birch, seemed just right. I used Old Olive ink, but stamped off once to achieve a lighter background.

I added a Faceted Dot in the middle of the daisies to add just a little touch of glitz. Like it?

 

 

Shopping List for Daisy Lane Card:

Like a sale? Then you need to order the Daisy Lane Bundle and save 10%. It includes the lovely Daisy Lane stamp set and the Medium Daisy Punch. Don’t forget to get the Daisy Punch if you don’t already own it.

This and That:

Did you earn some $5 coupons in July? Now you can spend them! Check your email for the code number(s) and enter it into your order.

 

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for August is Q2PKDHNS. 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

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!

What does it mean to be a demonstrator? It does NOT mean that you have to hold classes or sell millions each year! What it does mean is that you can purchase whatever you want for 20 or even 25% off. It means you  get to see and purchase items before everyone else. It means you can be part of a fun team. Call or email me if you have questions. I have many hobby demonstrators on my team. Want to be one too?

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Dianne

Sailing Home – A Catalog Favorite

The other day I realized that I’d made lots of cards with the new Sailing Home stamp set but had not posted any here. Hard to imagine since it is really one of my favorite stamp sets from the current catalog! Here’s a thank you card that we made the day I held my new catalog event.

Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, Come Sail Away Designer Paper, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I love Night of Navy with almost any other color, but I think it’s terrific with the Sahara Sand.

Design Notes for Sailing Home Card:

This card was pretty straightforward. I had lots of people at the event so I wanted it to be easy to assemble. I die cut the sail boats for everyone and then all they had to do was to drop it in the Stamparatus and stamp.

Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, Come Sail Away Designer Paper, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

When I completed my card, I stamped off some Night of Navy ink for the lighthouse on the inside.

Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, Come Sail Away Designer Paper, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

For a final touch, I added some Come Sail Away Designer Paper on the envelope flap.

Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, Come Sail Away Designer Paper, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Shopping List for Sailing Home Card:

The Sailing Home stamp set is part of the Come Sail Away Suite. Buy the whole suite and save. The suite include the Sailing Home stamp set, the Smooth Sailing Dies High Seas Embossing Folder, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards, Baker’s Twine and Sail Away Trinkets! You can also earn two coupons by adding a SNAIL adhesive (item # 104332, $7) or additional ink pad.

This and That:

Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days! But this offer runs out soon. buy before August 1 (Thursday).

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it! If you buy the Sailing Home bundle, you are all set! If you buy the Come Sail Away Suite you need only add a Snail Adhesive (Item # 104332, $7) to get 2 coupons!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July is TSRVGE3D. 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

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!

What does it mean to be a demonstrator? It does NOT mean that you have to hold classes or sell millions each year! What it does mean is that you can purchase whatever you want for 20 or even 25% off. It means you  get to see and purchase items before everyone else. It means you can be part of a fun team. Call or email me if you have questions. I have many hobby demonstrators on my team. Want to be one too?

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Bee Thankful for Sweet Customers

Recently one of my customers ordered the Bee Thankful stamp set. So cute. I don’t own that set and had no samples to show her. Later, I send her a few pictures I found on line, using the Bee Thankful stamp set. She was grateful and the other day I received this terrific card in the mail!

Bee Thankful, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t that just the cutest card? How can I not love what I do!!!! Now, of course, I have to have that stamp set!

This and That:

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July is TSRVGE3D. 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

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!

What does it mean to be a demonstrator? It does NOT mean that you have to hold classes or sell millions each year! What it does mean is that you can purchase whatever you want for 20 or even 25% off. It means you  get to see and purchase items before everyone else. It means you can be part of a fun team. Call or email me if you have questions. I have many hobby demonstrators on my team. Want to be one too?

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Eastern Beauty for Thank You

Looking for a quick and easy card? I’m busy preparing for my annual sale but don’t want to forget thank you cards for my faithful customers. I pulled out the soon to be retired Eastern Beauty stamp set and some of the last pieces of Lemon Lime Twist card stock that I own and went to work. Here’s the result.

Eastern Beauty stamp set, thank you, In-Colors, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Easy show case for some great retiring products, don’t you think?

Design Notes for Eastern Beauty Card:

I love this color combination!

The major color in this card is Lemon Lime Twist but the Berry Burst adds a touch of fun.

I used some of the Gingham Gala Designer Paper as a layer, the Lemon Lime Twist pieces. I guess I wanted to make sure you saw that I like the color! The other Lemon Lime Twist touch was to add some Glitter Enamel Dots. Can you have too much Glitter?

Eastern Beauty stamp set, thank you, In-Colors, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

As a final touch, I added some Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap. What a great way to use up scraps!

Eastern Beauty stamp set, thank you, In-Colors, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Product List for Eastern Beauty Card:

This and That:

The Eastern Beauty stamp set, the Gingham Gala Designer Paper and everything Lemon Lime Twist, are all retiring as are so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.

retiring

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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? It does NOT mean that you have to hold classes or sell millions each year! What it does mean is that you can purchase whatever you want for 20 or even 25% off. It means you  get to see and purchase items before everyone else. It means you can be part of a fun team. Call or email me if you have questions. I have many hobby demonstrators on my team. Want to be one too?

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne