Lasting Lily – Perfect for Sympathy

I hate it when I need a sympathy card and don’t have one ready. Yesterday, I decided to work ahead a bit. As I looked through my stamp sets, I realized I had not used the perfectly wonderful, Lasting Lily. As if the stamp set itself were not wonderful enough, I got it for FREE. Lasting Lily is one of the choices for Sale-A-Bration. More on that later.

Lasting Lily stamp set, #GDP174, floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Delightfully Detailed Laser Paper Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Of course, you could easily use a birthday sentiment or Thank You or thinking of you. Any of those would work well.

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. Just click on the image below to go to the site and see all of the wonderful cards made with this great sketch.

#GDP174

 

Design Notes for Lasting Lily Card:

The sketch on the challenge featured an oval. Well, I liked that but wanted to change the orientation. I thought the flower would look better. The frame around the flower is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. Such great paper – one side is white, the other side is cream color.

I used a few drops of the Mossy Meadow Ink Refill and an Aqua Painter to add some color to the background. The layer behind the flower is some paper from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper package.

The show stopper for this card is the flower. Don’t you love the way that flower has some real texture?  This stamp set has stamps that are “Distinktive”. That is, they have a special texture to give a more realistic look.

Lasting Lily stamp set, #GDP174, floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Delightfully Detailed Laser Paper Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Lasting Lily Card:

Remember the Lasting Lily stamp set if free right now with a purchase of $50 or more.

 

 

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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Baby Congrats with Better Together

Some friends recently welcomed a baby girl, Grace, into their family. For so many reasons, this was terrific news. Well, isn’t a new baby always wonderful news? I love looking for just the right sentiment and designing beautiful baby cards.

Beter Together stamp set, Embossing Paste, New Baby card, #GDP173, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made this card for this week’s color challenge over at Global Design Project. Just click on the icon below to go to the web site and see all the terrific cards using this fabulous color combination!

#GDP173, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Better Together Baby Card:

Well, first I have to ‘fess up to my oops. As I gathered the materials to create this card, I mistakenly grabbed Blushing Bride Ink Refill and Card Stock, instead of Petal Pink. I didn’t realize it until I was all finished. So, if you want to duplicate this card, try Petal Pink, I bet it will be beautiful!

This card is loaded with texture. The Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam pieces were run through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder. Don’t you love embossing folders? Such an easy way to get a big impact. The real texture addition is from the Embossing Paste. The paste itself is white. But, it’s so easy to add some color. Put a dollop of the paste on a Silicone Craft Mat, add a few drops of Ink Refill and mix with one of the Palette Knives. Yes, it’s that easy. Just spread your newly colored Embossing Paste over one of the Masks and there you have it. Let the paste dry for a few minutes before you do anything else with it.

The sentiment piece is from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. There are all kinds of great pre-cut labels in that kit. Don’t overlook it!

Beter Together stamp set, Embossing Paste, New Baby card, #GDP173, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Better Together Baby 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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It’s Just a Piece of Cake!

I love the name of this new stamp set, Piece of Cake. For some reason, it just strikes me funny. It’s fun to play with. I made this birthday card for Global Design Team Challenge this week using this set and the Stamparatus. I’m also using it as one of the cards for my class this month.

Piece of Cake stamp set, Cake Builder Punch, #GDP170, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the banner and link for the Global Design Team challenge for this week.

#GDP170, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Piece of Cake Card:

Using the Stamparatus made lining up the cake and the cake stand easy. Next, I wrapped some ribbon around the stamped piece. Then I mounted that on a piece of Blackberry Bliss then on some Granite Gray card stock. Some embossing on the Berry Burst piece of card stock added just the right amount of texture.

Purchase List for Piece of Cake Card:

The stamp set and punch will be available as a Bundle starting on Thursday! Yea!

 

 

This and That:

Are you wondering about a storage solution for your Framelits? Wonder no longer, Stamp-n-storage has the best solution. AND, they are on sale.

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Let’s Shine a Little Light!

Each year, during my December card class, I have an extra project for my friends to make as a little gift from me. This year everyone is making a Seasonal Tea Light.  It will be easy to make and so cute. Here’s my sample.

Tea light, Seasonal Tea Light, Seasonal Layers dies,Sweetly Stitched Dies, #GDP167, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also decided that this would be perfect for this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project.

#GDP167, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for Seasonal Tea Light:

If you have a Simply Scored Tool, your life is made so much easier! I’ve made these tea lights before and also made a video. The tea light in the video has the same dimensions but is decorated differently. I used the Seasonal Layers Dies  for the snow flake and the Sweetly Stitched Framelits  and the Twinkle Builder Punch for the trees.

The measurements for the vellum are 4″ x 8 1/2″ and score at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″.

 

Purchase List for Seasonal Tea Light:

 

This and That:

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A Sweet Card with Sweetly Stitched

Today’s card uses some of my favorite products from the Holiday Catalog. The Nothing Sweeter stamp set and Sweetly Stitched Framelits lead the list. The design was inspired by a sketch from this week’s Global Design Project challenge..

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, SWeetly Stitched Framelits, Suite Seasons Specialty Washi Tape, wink of Stella, Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes, #GDP166, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Here’s the logo from this week’s Global Design Challenge. Just click to go to the site.

 

#GDP166

 

Design Notes for Sweetly Stitched Card:

The stamp set, Nothing Sweeter and the Sweetly Stitched Framelits are part of a Bundle, You know what I say – buy the Bundle, save 10%, be 100% happy! Here’s a look at the items.

Nothing Sweeter Bundle, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up1, Diannescards.com

It’s a little hard to tell, but the tree, the heart and the package actually have two Framelits, one has stitching details and one is plain. I just used the basic package on today’s card. I have some other things planned with this Bundle so you will see the different effects.

Do you notice that there is some nice shine to this card? I used some of the Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape. And, predictable, I used some Wink of Stella to the package. There is some Gold Metallic Thread under the sentiment.  Finally, I added a bow on the sentiment piece from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes package.

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, SWeetly Stitched Framelits, Suite Seasons Specialty Washi Tape, wink of Stella, Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes, #GDP166, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Sweetly Stitched Card:

This and That:

Did you get some good deals yesterday, Cyber Monday? Stampin’ Up! is also celebrating with an on-line sale. but, it’s almost over. Today and tomorrow, the sale includes tools and ink items. Be sure to use this link  – http://diannescards.stampinup.net – to order on line at my 24-7 store or email me with your order ([email protected]). If you order on line, remember to use this month’s Host Code, 4AGCW3KA. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card.

Online Extravanganza

November 27–28 – Tuesday and Wednesday

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

 

Dianne

 

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