Oh No! (In Large Letters!)

Have you ever missed someone’s birthday? Maybe even someone who’s birthday you should not have missed? It feels awful. You just want to smack your head and wail, “Oh no!” and “Sorry!” Well that’s what today’s card does. I used Large Letter Framelits to say exactly all of that!

Large Letters Framelits, Belated Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

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

Today is also the day for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. I am so thrilled to participate! I know you will want to visit all of the other stops on the hop.

 

Design Notes for Large Letters Belated Birthday Card:

For this card, I used both the Large Letter Framelits to create the eclipse effect and I also stamped the letters with the coordinating Letters for You stamps. I nudged out of my comfort zone just a bit by stamping the letters on Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper (I hardly ever stamp on anything but card stock. WHY, I wonder?) To make sure that everything was properly aligned, I used the Stamparatus.

Large Letter Framelits, Belated birthday, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Practice run with letters to make sure they are aligned correctly!

Large Letter Framelits, Belated birthday, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

After stamping the letter, I cut them out with the Framelits. The I cut the letters out again from Night of Navy card stock and backed the stamped letters. After popping the letters up with Foam Adhesive Strip, it was easy to place them in the proper places.

I stamped the inside with sentiments from the Sorry For Everything stamp set.

Large Letters Framelits, Belated Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Did you notice the card is not a standard size? Of course, I made an envelope! Such fun.

Large Letter Framelits, Belated birthday, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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Congrats and Keep Crafting Forever

It’s always fun to make a Congratulations card. I have a downline who is close to promoting. I want to be ready with congratulations!  The Crafting Forever stamp set was a natural choice for this card.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Share What You Love specialty DSP, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescrds.comToday I am part of a Blog Hop! (Thanks for your votes!)

Design Notes for Crafting Forever Card:

Well, I had fun with some of my favorite products when I made this card. First, I heat embossed the sentiment and the pot of brushes – always a fun time for me. Then I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the brushes. But, my newest fun item also showed up. I used some of the Shimmer Paint on the card stock. You may know that many of the sheets of paper in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack have a pearl finish. I love that. However, I realized that the two papers I chose for this card did not have the pearl finish. Shimmer Paint to the rescue. Shake, dauber – pearl finish! Now I have Pearly paper whenever I want with the swish of a dauber.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also added some of the Designer Paper to the inside and to the envelope.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Share What You Love specialty DSP, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescrds.com

Here are the links to other stops only the way. You are sure to see some other great cards and projects.

 

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Be sure to visit the other participants along the blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

A Fall Look With Blended Seasons

I am sure you have seen some things made with the new Blended Seasons Bundle. It’s only available for a short time (until August 31 or while supplies last). Today I am participating in a blog hop where all the hoppers are using this great stamp set and Framelits Bundle. Here’s my contribution.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Blog hop, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s a look at the Colorful Seasons Bundle. The possibilities are unlimited!

Blog Hop Banner

The blog hop begins tonight at 8 PM.



Design Notes for Blended Seasons Card:

I don’t know what it is about fall, the crisp cool air, the beautiful color of the leaves, or the feeling of a new beginning but, I believe that fall is my favorite season. So, I love making fall cards and projects. For this card, I started with using some copper heat embossing to outline the leaves. I colored them by using an Aqua Painter and ink from the ink pads. Next, I cut out the leaves with one of the Framelits from the Stitched Season Framelits set. Can you see the stitching around the leaves? For the background, I chose some Pumpkin Pie card stock and embossed it using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. I wanted to bring out the texture a bit so I sponged with some Cajun Craze ink. The extra leaf and the frame around the leaves are cut from Copper Foil.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Blog hop, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Blended Seasons Card:

 

Notes and Reminders:

Be sure to visit some of the other stops on this Blog Hop. You will be amazed at some of the great samples using the Blended Seasons Bundle. Remember, the hop starts at 8 PM EDT.

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Colorful Season Promotion, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Hope you are having a restful Sunday!

 

Dianne

 

 

 

 

 

A Serene Garden for My Friend

My good friend is going through a tough time. Her husband has been ill and recovery seems to be a long road. I thought I’d make her a card to show her I’m definitely on her side! I love the new Serene Garden stamp set and thought it was perfect for this kind of card. Today I am also participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. The theme is encouragement. So it all worked out!

Serene Garden stamp set Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!

Don’t you love the colors in this card?

Here’s the information about the Blog Hop.

 

I know you will want to check out the other wonderful card and projects in this hop. Here’s the list.

Design Notes for Serene Garden Card:

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I thought it just called out for using Aqua Painters. I first stamped the image using Memento ink on a piece of  Watercolor Paper. Watercolor Paper is just the best thing to use with Aqua Painters. It’s thicker and has a nice texture. No curling or warping with this paper. I like to use Aqua painters because if I have and ink pad, I can use that color. As much as I love the Stampin’ Blends, I have lots more colors of ink pads than I do Blends.

When I wanted to add a ribbon, I didn’t have the right color, so I just used a sponge and ink pad and changed the color of the White Ribbon. Easy!

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Hope you are having a good day. Remember to check out the other sites on the blog hop! You won’t be sorry.

Lots of Tranquil Tide for Cards for Men Blog Hop

Today I am participating in a blog hop with the  Try Stampin’ on Tuesday website. The theme is masculine cards. Aren’t we always looking for great cards for men? This is sometimes hard when we survey our stamp sets and see LOTS of flowers! But, I think you will be really happy when you see all of the cards in this hop. Here’s my entry. You’ll see, lots of Tranquil Tide!

Here is a list of other stops along the Hop. (Some may not be live until later today, Monday, May 28.) I hope you will visit the other stampers and see what they have prepared. I know you will get lots of great ideas!

Blog Hop, TSOT

Design Notes for Tranquil Tide Card:

To be honest, this is one of the easiest cards I’ve made in a long time! The background is not stamped. It is a piece of the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. I cut two pieces of card stock, one Fresh Fig (1 1/2″) and one Tranquil Tide (2″) and used the Triple Banner Punch to add the flags at the end. The sentiment, from the new  Detailed with Love stamp set, is stamped with Tranquil Tide ink and also flagged with the Triple Banner Punch. The final touch was to wrap a piece of Burlap Ribbon around the card front pieces and tie it with a strand of the burlap. That’s about it!

Burlap ribbon, detailed witth Love stamp set, Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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