Bella and Friends Say Get Well

Hello! Welcome to my blog! Maybe you are a regular reader or perhaps you are stopping here while hopping along Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. Either way, I hope you like the card I’m showing today. A friend recently had to undergo a procedure and I wanted him to know I was thinking of him and hoping he’d be better soon. What better way than to have a hello from Bella and Friends!

Bella and Friends stamp set, get well, heat embossing, Kylie Bertucci Internation Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The theme for this month’s hop is encouragement. I know you’ll want to continue along the hop and see all of the great projects with this theme.

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Design Notes for Bella and Friends Cards:

I truly believe that you can’t make a bad card with the Bella and Friends stamp set. If you read my blog regularly, you know that I use that stamp set quite a bit! This one was pretty simple. I stamped Bella with some Memento Black ink and colored in the image with some Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. A little red heart added just the right pop of color. For the background, I used the Seaside Embossing Folder. It had probably been a day or two since I’d done any heat embossing and I needed my heat embossing fix. So, the “Hello” sentiment was heat embossed and then punched out with the Darling Label Punch. The “Hello” is from the Darling Label Punch Box stamp set.

Bella and Friends stamp set, get well, heat embossing, Kylie Bertucci Internation Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

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Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

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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, KF3FW4VB. 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

 

Gingham Gala – A Sweet Suite!

Have you seen the suite of products in the new Occasions catalog called Gingham Gala? You will love it! I’ve been having fun with the papers, stamps and punch. Here’s a card I made for a swap a week or so ago.

Gingham Gala Suite, Butterfly Gala stamp set, Butterfly duet Punch, Stamin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Gingham Gala Card:

I had not made a gate fold card in awhile. So, why not. I think it’s a good way to show off this particular designer paper. Just about three years ago, I created a video on how to make this kind of card. Check out the video here.

Apparently, I’ve gotten better at making videos as now I don’t seem to have them at such an odd angle!

The front of this card is really the best part however, I used the squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the background for the butterfly. After I stamped, painted with Blends and punched it out, I added it to the front and then stamped on the antennae. Oh, make sure you stamp the body before you punch it out! I finished it off with a bit of Wink of Stella.

When you use the Butterfly Duet Punch, you get two butterflies. Bonus!  Since I just used one on the front of the card, I saved the second one for the inside.

Gingham Gala Suite, Butterfly Gala stamp set, Butterfly duet Punch, Stamin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Gingham Gala Card:

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link  for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

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, KF3FW4VB. 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

 

Tailored Tag Punch for Manly Monday

Sometimes we need to remember and recognize someone in our life who is really wonderful. I think I forget this a little too often. I’ve made a card that can meet this need with the Tailored Tag Punch. Now to find the man for the card…just kidding.

Tailored Tag Punch, Masculine, Twinkle Twinkle Designer SEries Paper, Twinkle Builder Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Could this be any easier?

Design Notes for Tailored Tag Punch Card:

I used some pretty unlikely materials for this Manly Monday card! First, the designer paper is called Twinkle, Twinkle. When I first saw it in the catalog, I thought about baby cards. I think I have not made a baby card with it yet! Next, the Twinkle Builder Punch. It’s part of a bundle with Little Twinkle stamp set (think  “Babies”) So, the lesson here, don’t relegate stamps or papers or punches to certain kinds of cards!

Stamping on Designer Paper or card stock that isn’t Whisper White or Very Vanilla is always something I approach with some trepidation. However, I think this time stamping on the Gray Granite was pretty successful. I wanted the sentiment to pop a bit, so I backed it with some Night of Navy card stock. After punching some hexagons from the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper and one from Soft Sea Foam card stock, I just had to arrange the shapes. The final touch was to add a few stars punched with the Twinkle Builder Punch.

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Bonus Coupons:

Bonus Days Redemption

If you earned a coupon (or coupons) in August, now is the time to redeem it. You may want to wait until Wednesday if you have your eye on some things from the Holiday Catalog!

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This catalog goes live on Wednesday. Email me if you need a catalog. I’d love to be your demonstrator!

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a pleasant Labor Day.

Dianne

Swirly Bird by the Sea

Over the years, my husband and I have taken lots of great vacations. It seems the ones that stand out are the ones by the sea. So it was easy to be inspired when I saw that the Global Design Project  challenge theme this week was “Take Me to the Sea”.  Swirly Bird was the perfect stamp set to carry out the challenge.

swirly Bird stamp set, Seaside Textured Embossing folder, Wink of Stella, #GDP151, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Don’t those colorful little sail boats just carry you away?

Here’s the banner and link for Global Design Project. Be sure to go over and see all the samples.

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Design Notes for Swirly Bird Card:

I had fun with the Seaside Embossing Folder! Some ink (Pool Party and Bermuda Bay) on the inside before embossing gave the random color to the background piece. And can anything be better than some Wink of Stella? One of the tips for using Wink is to go over the area two or three times.

swirly Bird stamp set, Seaside Textured Embossing folder, Wink of Stella, #GDP151, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Yep, lots of inks for this!

 

Some Special Things for August:

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Stampin’ Up! is 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!

August Bonus Days:

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In August, you will receive a coupon for $5 for each $50 you spend. The coupon will be good in September.

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Hope you are having a splendid day!

Dianne

 

 

Thinking of You with Oh So Eclectic

This week’s Global Design Project challenge inspiration project is so beautiful. The challenge is to CASE the Designer. That means to copy bits or pieces, colors perhaps or design sketch, maybe stamp set, whatever. I thought a lot about what I wanted to do for this challenge. While I changed a few things, I changed it to a square but generally, I kept the idea of a sentiment surrounded by flowers. I used some flowers from  the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

 

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Petal Palette stamp set, #GDP148, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the Global Design Project challenge banner. Just click on it to go over to the web site and see some fabulous cards and projects.

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Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Card:

Not sure why I went with the square idea except that I don’t make square cards very often. It was time. I first stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink. The sentiment, by the way, is from the Petal Palette stamp set. Because I wanted to stamp both on the Whisper White piece and the Mint Macaron piece with one image (the leaf), I cut an opening in the Mint Macaron piece and fit the Whisper White piece inside so I had just one level. That way, I knew the stamping would be complete. The flowers were done in two steps with the lighter ink, Highland Heather for the more solid, background image and then the Gorgeous Grape for the detailed image. Easy to cut out with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

I cut a few extra leaves out and added them around the sentiment. The last step was to add a few layers of Wink of Stella on each of the flowers.

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Petal Palette stamp set, #GDP148, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Supply List for Oh So Eclectic Card:

The Oh So Eclectic  and the Petal Palate stamp sets both  comes in both clear mount and wood mount.

Notes and News:

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

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

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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])

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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.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne