A Penguin Trio Says “Bon Voyage”

Some friends of ours are leaving on a cruise today. They are going around South America. They are excited about the cruise and especially about seeing some penguins. I thought that some punch art penguins would add to a cute Bon Voyage card.

Penguin Punch Art, Bon Voyage, Travel card, En Route stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Aren’t those penguins cute!?

 

 

Design Notes for Penguin Bon Voyage Card:

I guess I have been into punch art recently. If you recall, I created a card for a little boy that had a character from Sesame Street. I called it Elmo but it was really Bert, or was it Ernie. (Check out whoever it was here.) So, I’ve decided that punch art really means looking at whatever you want to create and breaking it down to basic shapes. Turns out penguins are really ovals and circles. I used Layering Oval Framelits Dies for the body and  1 1/4″ Circle Punch for the head. The feet are made with the bow from the Cookie Cutter Punch. The eyes and mouth are also from that punch. And the little flippers… Leaf Punch! Who knew!

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I wanted the card to be a little bigger than usual. It ended up being 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Bring out the Envelope Punch Board! I used some paper from the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper package.

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Did you know that starting tomorrow, there are new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Pretty exciting, right?

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There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

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When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Organdy Ribbon Combo and the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

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Gingham Gala – A Sweet Suite!

Have you seen the suite of products in the new Occasions catalog called Gingham Gala? You will love it! I’ve been having fun with the papers, stamps and punch. Here’s a card I made for a swap a week or so ago.

Gingham Gala Suite, Butterfly Gala stamp set, Butterfly duet Punch, Stamin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Gingham Gala Card:

I had not made a gate fold card in awhile. So, why not. I think it’s a good way to show off this particular designer paper. Just about three years ago, I created a video on how to make this kind of card. Check out the video here.

Apparently, I’ve gotten better at making videos as now I don’t seem to have them at such an odd angle!

The front of this card is really the best part however, I used the squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the background for the butterfly. After I stamped, painted with Blends and punched it out, I added it to the front and then stamped on the antennae. Oh, make sure you stamp the body before you punch it out! I finished it off with a bit of Wink of Stella.

When you use the Butterfly Duet Punch, you get two butterflies. Bonus!  Since I just used one on the front of the card, I saved the second one for the inside.

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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.

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A Little Shimmer Paint

I seem to be stuck on copper these days. But why not? It’s all so beautiful. Today’s card, which is part of Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop, features lots of copper elements. My favorite is the Copper Shimmer Paint.

Shimmer Paint, Freindly Expressions stamp set, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

What’s your favorite copper element?

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Design Notes for Shimmer Paint Card:

Yes, it’s true, another Diagonal Tri-fold card. I do love this fold. After making the base, I cut a piece of Copper Foil, 4″ x 5 1/4″, then cut it on the diagonal. The next piece, Merry Merlot, was cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″. Then I embossed it with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. The next step was to use the Copper Shimmer Paint with a Sponge Dauber and lightly highlight the design. Finally, I cut the piece on the diagonal and added it to the card front.

For this Tri-Fold, I decided to use a belly band to keep it closed. I made it with some Copper Foil and Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon. I added the bow after I wrapped it around the card. The sentiment is from the Friendly Expressions stamp set. The inside is pretty simple, just a sentiment.

Shimmer Paint, Friendly Expressions stamp set, Thank You, Diagonal Tri-fold card, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

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Joyous Noel and Joy Fold Christmas – Why Not?

Today’s fun fold is a repeat of joy fold card! I spent a long time avoiding making joy fold cards. I had convinced myself that it was too complicated. Look at me now. I love the Joyous Noel Specialty Paper and knew it would be great to make a joy fold card with. What do you think? Can you have too much joy?

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Here are links to some other joy fold cards that I’ve made. Here, and here.

Design Notes for Joy Fold Christmas Card:

I always think of a joy fold card as card with little card on top of it! For the little card on the top of this crd, I did some heat embossing, as you know, one of my favorite techniques. If you want to learn more about joy fold cards, check out this tutorial. Joy Fold Tutorial

Here’s a peek at the inside of this card.

joy fold Christmas card, Merry Christmas to All stamp set, heat embossingJoyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Winter is Coming – Really!

Do you remember the game, Tic – Tac – Toe? Well, over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, we are doing a card making version, Tic – Tac – Tuesday. I made this Winter card as a sample for this challenge.

Winter, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, Under the Mistletow Designer Series Paper, Softly Falling TIEF, Large Letter Framelits, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the banner for the challenge, I did the vertical – Foil, Winter, and Plaid.Go on over to the site later today (yes, Monday) and see all the other designer samples.

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Design Notes for Winter Card:

It all started with plaid. I knew I had some of one of the plaid papers from Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper package. Winter? BRRR just came to my mind. I love using the Large Letter Framelits, so it all just fell together.

With this picture you can see the sentiment from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set on the inside.

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And can you ever go wrong with a z- fold card? This is actually a double z fold. I guess I just needed more room for all the r’s! I used the Softly Falling embossing folder on the Garden Green Card Stock to add a little texture. After the embossing, I added just a hint of white with a dauber and some Craft White ink. A few Silver Glimmer snow flakes finished off the card.

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