Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye

One of the prettiest stamp sets in our current Stampin’ Up! catalog is the Dragonfly Dreams set. Sadly, it is going to retire soon, Dragonfly Dreams goodbye. Not to worry, it will be replaced by lots of other beautiful things! I made this card a few weeks ago for a swap and wanted to share it with you in case you are in need of some inspiration.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I got to use some fun techniques on this one!

Design Notes for Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye Card:

Of course, the dragonfly is the star of this card. I stamped the image on a piece of vellum with some Soft Sea Foam ink and them immediately added some clear embossing powder. After I heat embossed it, I used the Detailed Dragonfly dies to cut it out. Did you know that you can emboss with regular ink instead of Versamark? You need a well inked pad. (Another reason to be sure to purchase a refill when you buy the ink pad.) You also need to act quickly – add the powder and heat right away.

The other interesting part of this card is the dry embossing. I used a Sponge Brayer and added Soft Sea Foam ink to the inside of the Petal Burst Embossing folder with a Foam Brayer. The Whisper White card stock piece was embossed the same way and then fit into the Soft Sea Foam piece.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The tag was stamped on Whisper White card stock and rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I finished off the tag with some sponging and ribbon.

Purchase List for Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye Card:

This and That:

The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Framelits, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, that I used for today’s card are 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

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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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Life Is So Much Better With You In It

“Life is so much better with you in it.” Isn’t that a great sentiment? It’s part of the Petal Palette stamp set and it’s something I’m going to miss. Petal Palette retires soon and I wanted to make one more card before it departs.

Petal Palette stamp set, #GDP189, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also wanted to create something with the fabulous color combination in this week’s Color Challenge over at Global Design Project. Just click on the banner to see the other cards and projects made with this fun color cimbination.

Global Design Project, #GDP189, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Petal Palette Card:

This was a pretty easy card to make! I used the Stamparatus to make sure the yellow pattern was even. Made it so easy! After that, I stamped the sentiment and then added some Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon. Then I recalled that I had three rose embellishments left from my Share What You Love Embellishments kit. Perfect! I added some stamping to the envelope and I was done.

Petal Palette stamp set, #GDP189, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Petal Palette Card:

 

This and That:

First, a big “Thank You”. So many of you voted for my card in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights that I came in 4th! At the end of this month, I will now be able to join in an International Blog Hop! Yea!

The Petal Palette stamp set that I used for today’s card is 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

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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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Floral Phrases Farewell

The Floral Phrases stamp set and Detailed Floral Thinlits have been in the catalog for a few years. It was pretty predictable that this year they would retire. Nonetheless, I am sad to see them go. Such lovely detail and interest. I decided to use the Thinlits for this month’s card class door prize. I also made this month’s thank you card using the Floral Phrases stamp set.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, Detailed Floral Thinlits, treat box, thank you card, Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

tThe card is actually CASed (Copy and share) from a recent post by Candy Rattray. I just loved it and had to make my own.

 

 

Design Notes for Floral Phrases Card and Box:

The box is just like one I made last week. Did you see my post about attending the tea and the favors I made? Check out my post here to see what I made and the tutorial for the treat box.

Here’s a close up of the box I made for my classes. I think the ribbon to close it is so pretty. The silver edge on the ribbon goes so nicely with the Silver Foil Paper behind the cut out.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, Detailed Floral Thinlits, treat box, thank you card, Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Floral Phrases Card and Box:

This and That:

Just about all of the products that I used for these two projects are retiring: the Floral Phrases stamp set, the Detailed Floral Thinlits, the Berry Burst ink, the Berry Burst card stock, the Powder Pink card stock, the Berry Burst Ribbon and the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper!

retiring

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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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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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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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