A Fall Look With Blended Seasons

I am sure you have seen some things made with the new Blended Seasons Bundle. It’s only available for a short time (until August 31 or while supplies last). Today I am participating in a blog hop where all the hoppers are using this great stamp set and Framelits Bundle. Here’s my contribution.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Blog hop, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s a look at the Colorful Seasons Bundle. The possibilities are unlimited!

Blog Hop Banner

The blog hop begins tonight at 8 PM.

Design Notes for Blended Seasons Card:

I don’t know what it is about fall, the crisp cool air, the beautiful color of the leaves, or the feeling of a new beginning but, I believe that fall is my favorite season. So, I love making fall cards and projects. For this card, I started with using some copper heat embossing to outline the leaves. I colored them by using an Aqua Painter and ink from the ink pads. Next, I cut out the leaves with one of the Framelits from the Stitched Season Framelits set. Can you see the stitching around the leaves? For the background, I chose some Pumpkin Pie card stock and embossed it using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. I wanted to bring out the texture a bit so I sponged with some Cajun Craze ink. The extra leaf and the frame around the leaves are cut from Copper Foil.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Blog hop, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Blended Seasons Card:


Notes and Reminders:

Be sure to visit some of the other stops on this Blog Hop. You will be amazed at some of the great samples using the Blended Seasons Bundle. Remember, the hop starts at 8 PM EDT.

I know you will want to purchase this Bundle after you see all the samples. Just click on the Bundle icon above and it will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember too, that this month for each $50 purchase you make, you will receive a coupon for $5. that you can use in September. Also, don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code so that you have a chance to win the Host Benefits for this month. (August Host Code TDSUFUR6)

Colorful Season Promotion, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Hope you are having a restful Sunday!








Petal Palette Thank You – Two Versions

A friend recently asked if I would make her some thank you note cards. I was happy to help. I knew the Petal Palette stamps would be something she would like. So I set to work. Here is a sampling of what I made.

Petal Palette stamp set, Petals & More Framelits, Thank you, Note cards & Envelopes, Aqua Painters, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, #TGIF171


Do you have a favorite?


My color palette inspiration came from this week’s challenge over at T.G.I.F. Challenges. I always love a color challenge. Here’s the banner and link for that. #tgif171



Design Notes for Petal Palette Thank You Cards:

Have you ever used our Note Cards and Envelopes? They are great. Just the right size (5″ x 3 1/2″) for a short note. You can get them in either Whisper White, as I used today, or Very Vanilla. It was just the right size also for me to place the flower group and a sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set. I first stamped the flowers in Basic Gray then used an Aqua Painter and inks to color in the flowers and leaves. You could use Stampin’ Blends, or Watercolor Pencils for these flowers. The little flower on the sentiment was stamped off, that is, I stamped it first on a piece of scrap paper and then onto the card stock. The Petals & More Thinlits made it so easy to cut out the flowers and the little banner for the Thank You.

I decided I needed a bit of texture in the background and so embossed the Poppy Parade piece with the Seaside Embossing Folder and the So Saffron piece with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.

Finally, I added some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to the centers of the flowers.



Supply List for Petal Palette Thank You Cards:


My Little Contest…

You know that during the month of August, Stampin’ Up has a great promotion. For each $50. you purchase you will receive a coupon for $5. to use in September. Cool, right?

Stampin’ Up! is also rewarding demonstrators who sell 10 stamp pads or more during the month of August. I sell ten ink pads, I get a FREE ink pad. If I sell ten ink pads, I’m giving away the one I earn to someone who purchased an ink pad in August.

So, purchase a regular ink pad (not Versamark, Memento, Staz-On or uninked Craft Pads) and you have a chance to win another one!

To order, all you need to do is to click on the logo below and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, your order needs to total $50 before tax and shipping to qualify for a Bonus coupon. ADD AN INK PAD OR TWO!


Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Pretty Kitty Says Thank You – Three Times

As you might remember, I am on the design team for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. Every other week, I post a card as part of the team. The week was a great  sketch challenge. I went a little rogue and created a bit of a different thank you card with the Pretty Kitty stamp set. (Ava is still here for camp and helped me select the stamp set to use!)

Pretty Kitty stamp set, Stitched All Around stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

How can you not love this card?

Here’s the sketch banner and link to this week’s challenge.

Design Notes for Pretty Kitty Card:

I seem to be on a run with the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper. I think the striped paper is just a perfect compliment to the darling kitten. The “Thank You” is from the Stitched All Around stamp set. Some circle punches and the card was done! Oh, I did get a chance to use my Stampin’ Blends on the adorable kitty! Ava added a bit of Wink of Stella!

Pretty Kitty stamp set


Supply List for Pretty Kitty Card:


Hope you are having a great day. I’ll be posting later today as part of Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlight. I’ll be asking you to vote again.






An Accented Blooms Thank You

Sometimes I do stupid things. I recently ordered some of the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper. After all, it is on sale! What I thought I ordered but apparently didn’t is the stamp set and Framelits that are part of the same suite. It’s on the list. So as I went to make some thank you cards, I had to improvise. I think the Accented Blooms stamps set filled in quite nicely.

Accented Blooms stamp set, Tropical Escape DSP, Thank you cards, CAS(E) this Sketch #282, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com


The layout of this card was inspired by this week’s sketch challenge at CAS(E) this sketch! If you click on the banner below, it will take you to their site and you can see some other cards using this sketch. I’m sure you’ll be inspired.

CAS(E) this sketch #282, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Design Notes for Accented Blooms Thank You Card:

Well, you know that I wanted to start with the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper. I just love the colors and even added one for myself – Melon Mambo. Melon Mambo  isn’t one of the colors in the paper but I think it compliments the designs.



If you look at the samples at CAS(E) this sketch!, you’ll see that most everyone used a piece of paper in the middle. Since there are such terrific ribbons that coordinate with the Tropical Escape Designer Paper, I decided to use those. Each card has some Gray Granite and some Granny Apple Twist 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon.

Accented Blooms stamp set, Tropical Escape DSP, Thank you cards, CAS(E) this Sketch #282, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

After I stamped the sentiment with Blushing Bride, I used the Tailored Tag Punch to cut it out. Next I sponged around the edges of the punched out piece. The Starburst Punch and some Melon Mambo card stock gave the right amount of bright color. The final touch – some Glitter Enamel Dots.

Supply List for Accented Blooms Thank You Card:

I’ve listed the Tropical Escape bundle here. Don’t be silly like I was, order it today!


Remember, the Tropical Escape Designer Paper is one of the papers that are on sale for just a few more days.



Don’t Delay…

There are lots of great things going on with Stampin’ Up!

Paper Pumpkin first time subscribers deal. Click here for details.

Paper Pumpkin special, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com




Designer Series Paper Sale. Check it out here.



FREE set of ten stamp pads when you purchase the demonstrator Starter Kit. Find out all the details here or email me with your questions ([email protected])

Recruit incentive



Remember, when you place an online order with me for $50 or more, this month I’ll send you a package of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems. Just a little thank you from me.



Hope you are having a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by today.




Thanks with Bouquet Blooms

I recently received the Bouquet Blooms stamp set and have been wanting to find an excuse to play with it. The Gatefold Blooms Framelits go with them and I used one of those as well. I needed a thank you card so this set was great. It has both floral images as well as a few sentiments. That’s something I always look for when purchasing a new stamp set.

Bouquet Blossoms stamp set, TSOT373, Heat embossing, Faceted Gems, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I was inspired by this week’s sketch over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. Here’s the challenge and link.

Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge373

Design Notes for Bouquet Blooms Card:

Well, the sketch made it easy to get started. This may be hard to believe, but the yellow circle is actually Designer Series Paper. It’s from the Garden Impressions package. It has a subtle pattern to it. The design was heat embossed with Blueberry Bushel Embossing Powder. There is a set of new embossing powders in the catalog. Did you see them? You can get a set that has a powder for each of the 2018-2020 In Colors. I also heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of so Saffron Card Stock.

Bouquet Blossoms stamp set, Subtle Embossing folder, TSOT373, Heat embossing, Faceted Gems, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I used one of the Framelits from the Gatefold Blooms Framelits set for the little flower. Next, I topped off the flower with a Clear Faceted Gem.

Supply List for Bouquet Blooms Card:

Remember that the Bouquet Blooms stamp set and the Gatefold Blossoms Framelits dies are part of a bundle. Buy them together to save 10%!



Hope you are having a great day.