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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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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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.

GDP151

 

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!

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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.

Global Design Project, #GDP148, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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!

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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

Country Memories with Touches of Texture

When I was a kid, we would occasionally go to the country for a picnic. I don’t remember the town, but it was along the Perkiomen Creek. I recall once seeing a field of pink wildflowers there not far from the creek. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the “Country” theme for the Global Design Project. The flower from Touches of Texture was perfect to portray this memory.

Touches of Texture stamp set, #GDP147, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Here’s the logo and link for this week’s challenge at Global Design Project. Just click to go to the site.

Design Notes for Touches of Texture Card:

I’m not sure I’ve ever used this flower from the stamp set before. And why not? It’s lovely. I stamped the flowers with Memento Ink Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored in with some new Stampin’ Blends, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Seafoam. Did you know that there are new colors available? I just received some of them and picked these two for this card. What a great color combination.

 

Since I stamped the flower outline with black, I thought it would be a good accent color. That’s how I happened to tie a bit of Black Baker’s Twine at the bottom.

Touches of Texture stamp set, #GDP147, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

As I finished the coloring and mating of the flower piece, I realized that I needed some texture. The twine added some but I wanted a little more depth and interest. I nearly jumped with excitement when I thought of the Petal Pair Embossing Folder. It’s easy to just emboss part of the card stock layer. It was just enough.

I was prepared to leave the front without sentiment. Once I did a quick search of my stamps, I thought the “enjoy” from Tabs for Everything stamp set would be just right. I layered it with the same colors as I layered the flower piece. it seemed to all come together.

Touches of Texture stamp set, #GDP147, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Get Your Blends Here!

Maybe you missed the announcement. When the current catalog first went live, the new colors of Blends were not available. That situation has been remedied and all the colors are yours for the choosing.

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When you are ready to order, I hope you will select me as your demonstrator. This month, if you place an order of $50 or more, I’ll send you a package of Pink Rhinestones! Cool, right!

Just click on the image below to go to my 24-7 online store. Be sure to use the Host Code for this month. RJMA2SGP.

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

Dianne

 

 

Manly Monday – Best Route Version


This weekend, I went to a scrap book crop. It was a great time to get caught up on some projects that have been shelved for awhile. I’ll show you some of that work later this week. I broke out my Best Route Memories & More Card Pack since I was working on a vacation scrapbook. As I was working I realized I could so easily create a card for a friend of mine.

Best Route Memories & More Card pack, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Thinking of You card, masculine, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Best Route Card:

Occasionally, I tell you, “Oh this is such an easy card.” But, really, this is one of the easiest cards I’ve ever made. The “Hello There” section is one of the cards from the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack. I added a little Best Route Designer Series Paper and a Blueberry Bushel mat and that was that. Oh and a few Enamel Shapes.

I made two versions again. I think I like the landscape one best as it shows more of the Blueberry Bushel paper around the card. What do you think?

Best Route Memories & More Card pack, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Thinking of You card, masculine, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s a look at the Best Route Pack. It is great for scrapbooking or card making.

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Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Dianne