A Little Joke with Seaside Notions

This week’s Global Design Project Challenge is to feature sun, moon, or stars in a project. I got a bit of an odd idea when I was thinking about what to do for this challenge. I looked at Seaside Notions stamp set and saw the star in the sand dollar stamp. Well, would that count as “star”? I suppose it depends on your sense of humor! Here’s my entry. Do you see three stars?

Seaside Notions stamp set, Shimmery white Embossing Paste, Glitter Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, #GDP203

Here’s the banner for this week’s challenge. Be sure to click and go over to see all of the great projects.

Design Notes for Seaside Notions Card:

I had fun making this card! I stamped the sand dollars then painted some white glue on them and added glitter. How long has it been since I used Glitter? A long time. It’s messy. Anyway, it looks cool. Then I used one of the stamps and used some Shimmery White Embossing Paste instead of ink for the beach sand. This card ended up being pretty glitzy! Can  you see the shine?

Seaside Notions stamp set, Shimmery white Embossing Paste, Glitter Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, #GDP203

Of course, I also stamped the inside. No glitz, just something subtle.

Seaside Notions stamp set, Shimmery white Embossing Paste, Glitter Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, #GDP203

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Very Versailles – Can You Resist?

Did you get it? The resist part of the title refers to the fact that I used the emboss resist technique with the Very Versailles stamp set. I hadn’t done that it so long and it really seemed perfect for this stamp set.

Ver Versailles stamp set, Butterfly Gal stamp set, emboss resist, Woven threads Designer Series Paper, Butterfly duet Punch, Scalloped Lace Trim, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Very Versailles Card:

Do you know how to do emboss resist technique? It’s easy, really!

  1. Emboss design on card stock using Versamark ink and either clear or white embossing powder.
  2. After you heat the powder, use a sponge and ink pad to add color over your embossed image.
  3. Use a paper towel or cloth to remove any extra ink so that the stamped image will pop a bit. This step is optional. Since I wanted a more subtle look, I did not do that on this card.

Here’s a link to a card I made in the spring using the emboss resist technique.

 

I also tried something I don’t think of too often. You might not even notice it but I stamped the butterflies on Designer Paper. I get stuck in the idea that you have to stamp on card stock. Not so!

Ver Versailles stamp set, Butterfly Gal stamp set, emboss resist, Woven threads Designer Series Paper, Butterfly duet Punch, Scalloped Lace Trim, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

To finish off this lovely card, I found a piece of the Woven Threads Designer Paper that was just the right size to add to the back flap of the envelope. Don’t you love this paper?

Ver Versailles stamp set, Butterfly Gal stamp set, emboss resist, Woven threads Designer Series Paper, Butterfly duet Punch, Scalloped Lace Trim, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Free As A Bird Says Thanks

Thank you. Two little words that can mean so much. I seem to always need some thank you cards. I just love the Free as a Bird stamp set and knew it would be perfect for a sweet thank you card.

Free as a Bird stamp set, Hello card, Bird Ballad Designer Paper, masking

I’m not sure what kind of bird I created here. I didn’t have any special bird in mind, I just liked the colors!

 

Design Notes for Free As A Bird Card:

This is actually a card we made in my July card classes. I think everyone liked it! Do you notice the bird and the branch behind him? We used masking to add the branch. (Otherwise it would have looked like the bird was being impaled by the branch! )

Using a mask is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Stamp the bird on a piece of Whisper White card stock.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

2. Place a mask over the stamped bird. A mask in this case is another stamped bird that has been cut out. Use just the tiniest bit of SNAIL adhesive so that the bird won’t move.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

3. Stamp with branch. When you remove the mask, the bird will have a branch behind him, not in him.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comFree as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

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I Say Hello

Whenever I read the name of this stamp set, I want to sing that old Beatles song, “Hello, Goodbye.” So, now that song will be in your head while you read this blog post. (For a reminder of this song, scroll to the end of the blog post.) Anyway, I love this stamp set, it’s just perfect for a quick card for lots of different occasions. Here’s my “I Say Hello” card.

I Say Hello stamp set, Daisy Lane stamp set, Thinking of You card, Medium Daisy Punch, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for I Say Hello Card:

Don’t you love this color combination? Two of the colors are new, In-Colors, Purple Posy and Seaside Spray. That means they will only be around for two years.

 

Here’s a good look at the stamp set. I know there is a greeting for most events that you can think of!

I say Hello stamp set images, Stampin' Up! diannescards.comTo be honest, this was a pretty easy card to put together. I cut some layers using the Rectangular Stitched Framelits, added some ribbons and the stamped piece. The final touch was a daisy stamped with a stamp from Daisy Lane and punched out with the Medium Daisy Punch. A little jewel in the middle added  just the right amount of glitz! Well, there is the yummy linen ribbons too. Isn’t that just the best. That ribbon comes in each of the new In-Colors.

 

Purchase List for I Say Hello Card:

Did you know that if you purchase a bundle, you save 10%. The Daisy Lane stamp set and the Medium Daisy Punch are a bundle. Get it now!

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Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July is TSRVGE3D. 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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During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

What does it mean to be a 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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A Little Extra:

Just in case you are unable to remember the Beatles and this song!

 

 

 

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.

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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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