An Accented Blooms Thank You

Sometimes I do stupid things. I recently ordered some of the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper. After all, it is on sale! What I thought I ordered but apparently didn’t is the stamp set and Framelits that are part of the same suite. It’s on the list. So as I went to make some thank you cards, I had to improvise. I think the Accented Blooms stamps set filled in quite nicely.

Accented Blooms stamp set, Tropical Escape DSP, Thank you cards, CAS(E) this Sketch #282, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

The layout of this card was inspired by this week’s sketch challenge at CAS(E) this sketch! If you click on the banner below, it will take you to their site and you can see some other cards using this sketch. I’m sure you’ll be inspired.

CAS(E) this sketch #282, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Accented Blooms Thank You Card:

Well, you know that I wanted to start with the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper. I just love the colors and even added one for myself – Melon Mambo. Melon Mambo  isn’t one of the colors in the paper but I think it compliments the designs.

 

 

If you look at the samples at CAS(E) this sketch!, you’ll see that most everyone used a piece of paper in the middle. Since there are such terrific ribbons that coordinate with the Tropical Escape Designer Paper, I decided to use those. Each card has some Gray Granite and some Granny Apple Twist 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon.

Accented Blooms stamp set, Tropical Escape DSP, Thank you cards, CAS(E) this Sketch #282, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

After I stamped the sentiment with Blushing Bride, I used the Tailored Tag Punch to cut it out. Next I sponged around the edges of the punched out piece. The Starburst Punch and some Melon Mambo card stock gave the right amount of bright color. The final touch – some Glitter Enamel Dots.

Supply List for Accented Blooms Thank You Card:

I’ve listed the Tropical Escape bundle here. Don’t be silly like I was, order it today!

 

Remember, the Tropical Escape Designer Paper is one of the papers that are on sale for just a few more days.

 

 

Don’t Delay…

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

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

Paper Pumpkin special, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

 

Designer Series Paper Sale. Check it out here.

 

 

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])

Recruit incentive

 

 

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.

 

 

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

Dianne

 

 

A Treat Time Get Well

I think that the Treat Time stamp set is one of those sets that isn’t too flashy and so ends up not getting much attention. Maybe I will be able to change your mind about that. It’s so cute! You will love this cute and easy get well card.

Treat Time stamp set, Get Well, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The layout was inspired by this week’s challenge over at CAS(E) this sketch. Pretty clean and simple, right? Click on the sketch below to go on over to the site.

Case this sketch,#277, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Treat Time Get Well:

Could this card be any more clean and simple? I think not! The only even close to tricky thing is the vase. After I inked up the stamp with Berry Burst ink, I used an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker (it’s in the Brights Collection) to color the leaves then stamped on the Whisper White card stock. On a piece of scrap paper, I stamped the image again with Old Olive ink. A little fussy cutting and it was ready for the card front. Before popping it up on a Dimensional, I stamped the design on either side of the vase. That stamp is from the Detailed with Love stamp set.

Treat time stamp set, Case This Sketch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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Hope you are having a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

Rooted In Nature – My Favorite?

For the last few weeks, I’ve been able to play with some things from the new catalog, which goes live today! I thought that on this day I should use my favorite stamp set. Well, that proved to be too hard. I couldn’t decide which set was my favorite! So, I just went with a set I love and hadn’t show your before today, Rooted in Nature. To make it even better, Rooted in Nature is part of a bundle!

Rooted in Nature Bundle, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Primise Designer Series Paper, Nature's Roots Framelits Dies, Thank You Card, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I liked it so much I made it twice. Well, actually many times since I am using it as a thank you for my May customers. I also made it for the CASE this Sketch challenge. Just click on the icon below to go to the website and see all the great cards. (In this challenge CAS(E) means Clean and Simple.)

CASE This Sketch 274, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Rooted in Nature Card:

To be honest, I’m not really sure if the image I stamped and cut out in the center of the card is a section of a tree or a mushroom! What do you think? Anyway, i like it. I stamped it in Soft Suede, stamping off first. Stamping off gives a lighter image and that’s what I thought would go best with the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The only other stamping was the sentiment.and the leaf. I heat embossed both of those. The sentiment is actually longer but I taped off part of the sentiment each time i inked it up  then removed the tape before I stamped. I’ve shown this technique before. If you want more detail, check it out here.

Rooted in Nature Bundle, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Primise Designer Series Paper, Nature's Roots Framelits Dies, Thank You Card, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The leaf was cut out with one of the Framelits from the Natures’s Roots Framelits.

One of the great things about Stampin’ Up! is that everything coordinates. All I had to do was look on the package of Designer Paper (or in the catalog) to see what colors are in the papers. Then I knew which colors I could select for the card. Do you like one better than the other?

Rooted in Nature Bundle, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Primise Designer Series Paper, Nature's Roots Framelits Dies, Thank You Card, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Mint Macaron accents

 

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Order today!

Do you have your wish list all ready? the new catalog goes live today and yu can order any time after noon (EDT) Please use the Host Code if you will place your order on line. If your order is $50 or more, I will send you a sampler of In Color ribbons! You’ll get 1 yard of each of the five new in colors. Find the ribbon on page 200 in the new catalog. Here’s the June Host code: FUECRK7R.

Hope you are having a crafty day!

Dianne