You Are Strong and Beautiful!

A dear friend of mine has been studying for a few years now to become a Certified Financial Planner. Her big exam is coming up soon and I want to be sure to encourage her in any way I can. She is indeed strong and beautiful. The Strong and Beautiful stamp set has some great sentiments to offer her encouragement while preparing for her exams. Here’s what I made for her.

Strong and Beautiful stamp set, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Flax Ribbon, Window Sheet, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Hop. Recall that about two weeks ago I asked you to vote for my card? Well, I got enough votes to participate in the blog hop. Thanks!

 

Kylie Bertucci's International Blog HOp, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Here are the links for the other stops on the blog hop:

 

Design Notes for Strong and Beautiful Card:

Using Window Sheet to create an interesting card front is fun and easy. I cut off about 3″ of the card front, added the window sheet on the inside then added some of the card front back. It’s best to stamp your sentiment before you decide how big to make the opening so that you have all of the sentiment showing!

 

Strong and Beautiful stamp set, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Flax Ribbon, Window Sheet, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The flower was made from some stamped and punched Daisy images using the Daisy Lane stamp set. I decided to sponge the individual daisies before putting them together.

Strong and Beautiful stamp set, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Flax Ribbon, Window Sheet, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Some Flax Ribbon and a Gold Faceted Gem finished off the card.

Strong and Beautiful stamp set, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Flax Ribbon, Window Sheet, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Shopping List for Strong and Beautiful Card:

 

This and That:

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for August 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

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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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

Parcels & Petal are Pretty Pretty!

Parcels & Petals. Are you looking for the parcels? There is a set of dies that coordinate with this stamp set. You can create a little box with the dies. Today, I’m just using the stamp set for a fun, gate fold card. (Soon, I’ll show you the dies and the wonderful things you can create with them.)

Parcels & Petals stamp set, gate fold card, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Kylie Bertucci's International Blog HOp, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop. Remember, a few weeks ago, I asked you to vote for my card? Well, I cam in 4th. That means I get to participate in this International Blog Hop. Be sure to check out the other great projects. The hop goes live at 5 PM EST.

 

 

Design Notes for Parcels & Petals:

Gate fold cards are just the kind of card I like to make. They are easy to do and yet look somehow more special.

Do you have the new Stitched Nested Labels? They are the best. That’s what I used to create the label in the center of the card front. Stamp sentiment, cut with die. Then use the next larger die to cut a background piece. And isn’t the stitched detail around the edge the best?

Parcels & Petals stamp set, gate fold card, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Are you wondering about the panels on either side? I know you are thinking it’s some designer paper. No! I stamped it myself with some flowers and leaves from the Parcels & Petals stamp set. Now you can’t ever complain about have just the right designer paper – just make it yourself!

 

Supply List for Parcels & Petals:

 

This and That:

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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

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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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

 

Good Morning Magnolia – At Last!

I’ve been patiently waiting for Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog to go live before I posted cards using new things. But, I just couldn’t wait any longer to show this beautiful new suite featuring the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. There is so much to love about it!

 

Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, Magnolia Lane DSP, Magnolia Memory Dies, Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

I created this card for today’s blog hop. Be sure to hop over to see the other great cards there. Thanks so much to all of you who voted for my card a few weeks ago. Because I came in 4th, I got to participate in this Blog Hop.

 

Kylie Bertucci's International Blog HOp, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Here are the list of other hoppers. Be sure to check them out!

 

Design Notes for Good Morning Magnolia Card:

I love adding ribbon to my cards and projects. The Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon is so yummy! For this card, I used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. A while back, I made a video showing how to create a similar car using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. The technique is the same using the new, Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Here’s a look at the video.

 

Easy, right?

I colored the flower with Watercolor Pencils and used a Blender Pen to smooth it all out. Here’s the inside of the card. You can see the flower a bit better here.

Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, Magnolia Lane DSP, Magnolia Memory Dies, Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The stamp set and dies are so lovely. You will be able to order these next Tuesday! Do you have a catalog? If you’d like one let me know, I’d be happy to get one to you and be your demonstrator.

 

Purchase List for Good Morning Magnolia Card:

 

This and That:

You can’t purchase the Magnolia Morning stamp set or Designer Paper yet, SOON! But,  so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories 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.

 

 

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Just sign up by clicking on the icon above. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! 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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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

Country Floral is Part of My Story

Welcome to my Blog! Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. For the hop, everyone was to make something with the theme of encouragement. I used the Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder and the Part of My Story stamp set to create a card for a friend is need of a little boost.

Country floral Dynamic Embossing folder, Part of My Story stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Thanks so much for voting for my card a few weeks back. I did land in the top ten!

 

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Hop, Stamp9in' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

I know you will want to see the rest of the hop. Here are the links:

 

Design Notes for Country Floral Card:

Earlier this month, I used this folder in my card class. We sponged the inside of the folder with some Petal Pink ink to create a lovely, soft background for the card front. Everyone loved it! Here’s a little peek at that card.

Country floral Dynamic Embossing folder, Part of My Story stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

To create this background to enhance the folder impressions, all you need to do is to use a brayer and add  some ink to the inside of the folder. For today’s card, I used VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold Heat Emboss Powder.

The card front really didn’t need too much more once I heat embossed! I added a piece of Gold Foil Paper behind the sentiment from part of My Story stamp set and just the tiniest bit of bling. The ribbon on the top added a little bit of softness. Really, a pretty easy card.

Country floral Dynamic Embossing folder, Part of My Story stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

OH, here’s a little tip. Whenever you are adhering a piece of card stock that has been embossed, be sure to use lots of adhesive or you can use Tear & Tape, as I did on this card. It will not fall off!

Purchase List for Country Floral Card:

 

This and That:

Did you know that you can get the fabulous Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder for FREE? Yes, it is a Sale-A-Bration choice right now. But hurry, there are only a few more days of Sale-A-Bration.

 

Sale-A-Bration third release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. (OOPS! the Lily Framelits Dies and the Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out. Sorry.) Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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 (March) BD6UQ44Y.

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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Dianne

 

 

Bella and Friends Say Get Well

Hello! Welcome to my blog! Maybe you are a regular reader or perhaps you are stopping here while hopping along Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. Either way, I hope you like the card I’m showing today. A friend recently had to undergo a procedure and I wanted him to know I was thinking of him and hoping he’d be better soon. What better way than to have a hello from Bella and Friends!

Bella and Friends stamp set, get well, heat embossing, Kylie Bertucci Internation Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The theme for this month’s hop is encouragement. I know you’ll want to continue along the hop and see all of the great projects with this theme.

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Hop, Stamp9in' Up!, Diannescards.com

Design Notes for Bella and Friends Cards:

I truly believe that you can’t make a bad card with the Bella and Friends stamp set. If you read my blog regularly, you know that I use that stamp set quite a bit! This one was pretty simple. I stamped Bella with some Memento Black ink and colored in the image with some Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. A little red heart added just the right pop of color. For the background, I used the Seaside Embossing Folder. It had probably been a day or two since I’d done any heat embossing and I needed my heat embossing fix. So, the “Hello” sentiment was heat embossed and then punched out with the Darling Label Punch. The “Hello” is from the Darling Label Punch Box stamp set.

Bella and Friends stamp set, get well, heat embossing, Kylie Bertucci Internation Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Bella and Friends 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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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne