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:

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List above and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, 4KGPMV99. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. This is the area to look for when you order.

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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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Petal Palette for Global Design Project

I resisted the very strong urge to make a Christmas card. This week’s challenge over at Global Design Project is a color challenge, one of my favorites. The colors very politely yelled “Christmas”! But, I need some thank you cards. So thank you cards it is!

Petal Palette stamp set, Petals & More Thinlits, Stamparatus, Wink of Stella, Blender Pen, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Just click on the image below to go over to Global Design Project website to see more projects using this wonderful color combination.

 

 

#GDP165, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes Petal Palette Card:

This is a color combination that can’t miss. I think you can see how I felt a Christmas card would be perfect with these colors. But, I restrained myself! Time for the Stamparatus. I only inked the “Thank You” stamp once as I moved down the page using the hinge technique. I added a column of dots on the card stock then added some on the Crumb Cake card base to tie it all together.

Next, I stamped the flowers with some Crumb Cake ink. Then, I used a Blender Pen and ink to color in the flowers and leaves. No fussy cutting needed as i was able to use one of the dies from the Petals and More Thinlits Dies set. Finally, I popped those flowers up on Dimensions, layered and I was done. (Measurements for the layers: Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, Tranquil Tide – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and Merry Merlot – 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ ) Oh, to finish it off, I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers.

Petal Palette stamp set, Petals & More Thinlits, Stamparatus, Blender Pen, Wink of Stella, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

 

Purchase List Petal Palette Card:

 

This and That:

Surely you know about THE SALE!!! Stampin’ Up is holding an on-line extravaganza.

Online Extravanganza

Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! Stampin’ Up! is no exception. I hope you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ Up! is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin’ Up!l be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

Here are some details.

November 23–24 – That’s Today!!

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

 

November 25–26 – Tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

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

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.

Dianne

 

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Copper…Can You Have Too Much?

I seem to have a “thing” for copper these days. If there is a product that has copper in it, or on it, I buy it! And, I use it. Today’s card features three copper products. Can you tell which ones they are?

Copper, Sea of Textures stamp set, thank you, Copper Trim, Copper shimmer Paint, stitched Labels Framelits, Seaside Embossing folder, Sprig Punch, Leaf Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The inspiration for this card came from a beautiful card by Louise Sharp, one of the design team members over at Global Design Project. Click on the icon below and go over to see the designer’s and participant’s cards.

Global Design Project, #GDP164

Design Notes for Copper Card:

As much as I love the colors of Louise’s card, I decided to change them up in my card. The fall theme seemed to run through my mind. I used the Seaside Embossing folder to add some texture to the piece of Crushed Curry. Nice, but it needed something else. Copper Shimmer Paint! I used a Sponge Dauber to spread some color and bring out the embossing. The Copper Foil Sprig and Gold Glimmer leaf were tied together with some Copper Trim. So, there you have it, three copper products. I stamped the sentiment on some Crushed Curry card stock, cut it out with one of the Framelits from the Stitched Labels Framelits set. Then I cut a piece of Copper Foil to go behind and around the sentiment…one more little copper touch!

Copper, Sea of Textures stamp set, thank you, Copper Trim, Copper shimmer Paint, stitched Labels Framelits, Seaside Embossing folder, Sprig Punch, Leaf Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The envelope and the inside couldn’t be left unstamped!

Copper, Sea of Textures stamp set, thank you, Copper Trim, Copper shimmer Paint, stitched Labels Framelits, Seaside Embossing folder, Sprig Punch, Leaf Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Copper Card:

This and That:

Wouldn’t you like to make a card similar to this one? You can do it!  When you are ready to order the materials you want to make this card, just click on any of the images in the Purchase List. That will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. 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.

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Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Right now I’m working on the Twelve Weeks of Christmas. Each Wednesday for the next few weeks you’ll receive a tutorial with loads of pictures for some great Holiday project. Just sign up by clicking on the icon below. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

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Dianne

 

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Happy Anniversary Stampin’ Up!

This year, Stampin’ Up! is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary. WOW! Thirty year of great stamps, coordinating ink and paper colors, beautiful designer papers, innovative tools and lots more. Global Design Project is having a challenge this week to create a card to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s anniversary.

Celebrate You thinlits, Stampin' Up! anniversary, diannescards.com

Did you count the stars? Only count the ones actually on the card. I’ll bet you can guess how many I punched out for this.

Here’s the logo and link for this challenge. Be sure to go on over to Global Design to see all the great cards and projects.

 

Global Design Project #GDP163, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Happy Anniversary Stampin’ Up!:

I think it took me longer to come up with the idea of this design that it do to actually make the card! Did you guess how many stars? Thirty of course! It was easy to punch them out with the Twinkle Builder Punch and add them to the front with Glue Dots. Since I wanted something with stars, I used some of  the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper for the background. I set off the Night of Navy with a soft and lovely card base of Soft Sea Foam. Such a great color. I also cut the “Celebrate” from some Soft Sea Foam card stock. I added some of the beautiful Textured Weave Ribbon to add some depth and dimension to the card front. That’s about it. Sometimes the easy cards do just wht you want them to do!

Celebrate You thinlits, Stampin' Up! anniversary, diannescards.com

Supply List for Happy Anniversary Stampin’ Up!:

 

 

 

This and That:

Tomorrow (well, actually later today) I have a beautiful card to show you. I’m participating in  Kylie Bertucci’s Blog HIghlights again. Be sure to check out my card and vote. I’d appreciate it.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. 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.

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Right now I’m working on the Twelve Weeks of Christmas. Each Wednesday for the next few weeks you’ll receive a tutorial with loads of pictures for some great Holiday project. Just sign up by clicking on the icon below. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

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You should subscribe to my YouTube site! Just click here.

Need a catalog? I’d be happy to get one to you, just email me at [email protected]

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

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