Friendly Expressions Say Good Bye

Sometimes you just need to let someone know you are thinking of them, especially when things are not going well. I love to have some cards are hand to send for just those times. This card was pretty simple but the  sentiment from Friendly Expressions is just right.

Friendly Expressions stamp set, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Thinking of You, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I made this card for this week’s Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. Click on the banner below to see all of the other great cards for this sketch.

#GDP190

Design Notes for Friendly Expressions Card:

To be honest, this piece of designer paper was absolutely my last from the package of Share What You Love paper. I want to order more before it runs out, you should too!

I decided to use the piece of paper cut with the Delicate Lace Edgelits across the card even though the sentiment piece was not that long. It just seemed to balance out the card.

Friendly Expressions stamp set, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Thinking of You, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I added a little Wink of Stella to the heart and was done. (The heart was from the Dog Builder Punch – a handy punch to have!)

Purchase List for Friendly Expressions Card:

 

This and That:

There is still a little time for you to purchase the Friendly Expressions stamp set sand o many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories that are retiring. 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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Sending Hugs with Springtime Impressions

I wanted to make a special get well / thinking of you card for one of my customers. I also wanted to participate in this weeks CASe this Sketch. The Thinlits from the Springtime Impressions Bundle called out to me!

Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Abstract Impressions stamp set, CASe This Sketch, FloralRomance Specialty Designer eries paper, Thinking of Yu card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The card was roughly based on this sketch.

 

Design Notes for Springtime Impressions Card:

It was so much fun making this card! I started with the large die cut and some Mossy Meadow card stock. Then I cut another piece with some of the Floral Romance Designer Series paper and cut out three of the flowers, placing them on top of the Mossy Meadow piece. After I stamped the sentiment, I added a few flowers cut with another die from the Springtime Impressions set. I dressed things up a bit with some Metallic Pearls at the center of each flower. The last step was to add a shiny touch with some Wink of Stella.

Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Abstract Impressions stamp set, CASe This Sketch, FloralRomance Specialty Designer eries paper, Thinking of Yu card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Springtime Impressions:

 

This and That:

Are you thinking that spring is cleaning and organizing time? Me too! Stampin’ Up! has some great new products available right now to help you with that task.

Doesn’t that look cool? Here’s a video to show you have flexible it is. Buy some parts now and some later or buy it all now, your choice.

 

And here are the specifics. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

 

Are you ready to purchase? To go to my on-line store, just click on the “Shop Now ” icon above. Please use the Host Code for March, which is BD6UQ44Y. 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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Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

Happy Tails of Spring

Down the street from our house is our community’s dog park. I love to walk past the park, especially in the spring. The dogs just look so happy! I know some of my friends arrange doggie play dates there. I wonder if some doggie love blooms in the park? That thought was pretty much the inspiration for today’s card made with the Happy Tails stamp set and the Dog Builder Punch.

Happy Tails stamp set, Abstract Impressions stamp set, Stamparatus, Dog Builder Punch, #GDP183, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This card was also inspired by this week’s Global Design Project challenge. The theme for this week’s card is ‘”A Day at the Park”.

#GDP183, http://www.global-design-project.com, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Happy Tails Card:

I really had fun making this card! I knew I wanted to have two dogs facing each other so I tried out a new (to me) technique called mirror stamping. You have to have a Stamparatus and a Silicone mat to do this technique.

  • I stamped the image on the Silicon mat three times. (One thing to keep in mind with this technique is to make sure that your ink pad is very juicy. If you buy the ink refill each time you buy an ink pad you will be all set.)
  • After stamping on the mat three times, I then placed a piece of card stock on the Stamparatus to get the image from the Silicon Mat.
  • Next, without moving the paper, I stamped the image one more time on the side of the paper facing up. That way I knew where the dog was so that I could punch him out!

Happy Tails stamp set, Abstract Impressions stamp set, Stamparatus, Dog Builder Punch, #GDP183, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Happy Tails Card:

 

This and That:

Are you thinking that spring is cleaning and organizing time? Me too! Stampin’ Up! has some great new products available right now to help you with that task.

Doesn’t that look cool? Here’s a video to show you have flexible it is. Buy some parts now and some later or buy it all now, your choice.

 

And here are the specifics. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

 

Are you ready to purchase? To go to my on-line store, just click on the “Shop Now ” icon above. Please use the Host Code for March, which is BD6UQ44Y. 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.

 

 

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Just sign up by clicking on the icon above. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

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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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Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

Thinking of You with Treat Time

I like to send a thank you note to each customer who purchases from me each month. Usually it is a Thank You card. This month I changed things up a bit and made it a Thinking of You card. I don’t write on the inside of the card so that they can later use the card themselves. So, perhaps the Thinking of You cad will come in handy.

Treat Time stamp set, Thinking of You, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Duet Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Read a little further, you will see that I made two versions of this card.

 

 

Design Notes for Thinking of You Card:

I saw this card on Ronda Wade’s blog and really thought it was great. It’s a great showcase for the FREE Designer Paper, Botanical Butterfly. The butterfly adornment was punched out from the paper with the Butterfly Duet Punch, Love how these things work together. Unfortunately, the ribbon is no longer available. Here’s the second version of the card that I made.

Treat Time stamp set, Thinking of You, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Duet Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I need to hold the card closed in this picture because the flap is a bit shorter than the card base. I like the way the flap is outlined by the other papers, don’t you.

Purchase List for Treat Time Card:

 

This and That:

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. (OOPS! the Lily Framelits Dies and the Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out. Sorry.) 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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Beauty Abounds with Modern Grid

Do you recall that a few weeks ago I showed you a card I made using a technique called Modern Grid? (See it here.)  It’s pretty cool. I’ve been working on other cards using this same technique and want to show you one of those cards today. I also have a video tutorial for you. The stamp set, Beauty Abounds is from the Occasions catalog and a perfect set for this technique.

Beauty Abounds stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Modern Grid Technique, Thinking of You card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Beauty Abounds Card:

Well, for some reason, known by no one, I used a different stamp set in the video. However, the technique I used on today’s card is the same as I demonstrate in the video. For today’s card, I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the butterflies.

 

Purchase List for Beauty Abounds Card:

 

 

This and That:

Today, there are new items you can purchase to go with Sale-A-Bration items.

Sale-A-Bration, March 1 add ons, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne