Baby Bear in Shades of Gray

So, I guess I’ve used the Baby Bear stamp set quite a few times. How could I not? It is just too cute. My neighbors welcomed a new granddaughter last week so I wanted to make something special.

 

Design Notes for Baby Bear Card:

In the past, when I’ve used Baby Bear, I’ve made the bear in shades of brown. This time I wanted to use grays so that it would coordinate with the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper. The Stamparatus made it so easy to do the three layers.

I don’t always make a belly band for a gate fold card but thought it would be a cute way to display the bear. Here’s what the inside looks like.

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The sentiment and stars are from the Better Together stamp set.

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Some Special Things for August:

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So, purchase a regular ink pad (not Versamark, Memento, Staz-On or uninked Craft Pads) and you have a chance to win another one!

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Hope you are having a good day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dianne

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Treat Time for Manly Monday

Yes, it’s Monday again. Today, I have a masculine version of a collar card. I used the Treat Time stamp set for this card. I think it’s bright and happy!

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The Broadway Bound Designer Paper has definitely become one of my favorites .

 

Design Notes for Treat Time Card:

I love how the collar fold lets you see both sides of a sheet of Designer Paper. If you follow my blog, you recall that I used the collar fold a few days ago. (Click here to see that post.) This time, I placed the fold on the side of the card, rather than the top. The opening allowed me some space to heat emboss the Happy Birthday sentiment. I added some Black Shimmer Ribbon and still felt it needed just a little more pop. Since there were gold circles on the designer paper, I punched out a few more from some Gold Foil Sheet with a 1/2″ Circle Punch. That did it for me.

While I had that great paper out, I used some to create a very cool envelope decoration. I think this will make anyone feel special.

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August Specials:

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Stampin’ Up! is rewarding demonstrators who sell 10 stamp pads or more during the month of August. I sell ten ink pads, I get a FREE ink pad. If I sell ten ink pads, I’m giving away the one I earn to someone who purchased an ink pad in August.

So, purchase a regular ink pad (not Versamark, Memento, Staz-On or uninked Craft Pads) and you have a chance to win another one!

August Bonus Days:

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In August, you will receive a coupon for $5 for each $50 you spend. The coupon will be good in September.

To order, all you need to do is to click on the logo below and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, your order needs to total $50 before tax and shipping to qualify for a Bonus coupon. ADD AN INK PAD OR TWO!

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Happy Monday!

Dianne

 

 

Collar Fold for Fun Fold Friday

This week’s fold is probably just about the easiest one I can think of. I’m going to show you the collar fold. And – head’s up – I’m also doing a collar fold for Manly Monday.

Collar fold, Varied Vases stamp set, Garden Impressions DSP, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t this cute? And, truly, it’s so easy.

Design Notes for Collar Fold Card:

Here’s how to create a collar fold.

  • Stamp sentiment on the background piece.
  • On the Designer paper, find the center of the side where you want the collar opening to expose the sentiment.
  • Cut down about 1/2″ inch and fold back. If the sentiment is not exposed, cut down a little further.

I used the corner rounding part of the Envelope Punch Board to round the corners. After that, I placed a Glue Dot under each collar part.

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Some ribbon and Gold Faceted Gems made it look like a blouse!

 

Supply List for Collar Fold Card:

August Specials:

Want to Win a Free Stamp Pad?

Stampin’ Up! is rewarding demonstrators who sell 10 stamp pads or more during the month of August. I sell ten ink pads, I get a FREE ink pad. If I sell ten ink pads, I’m giving away the one I earn to someone who purchased an ink pad in August.

So, purchase a regular ink pad (not Versamark, Memento, Staz-On or uninked Craft Pads) and you have a chance to win another one!

August Bonus Days:

Bonus Days, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

In August, you will receive a coupon for $5 for each $50 you spend. The coupon will be good in September.

To order, all you need to do is to click on the logo below and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, your order needs to total $50 before tax and shipping to qualify for a Bonus coupon. ADD AN INK PAD OR TWO!

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx

I hope you are having a great a great day and are looking forward to some fun this weekend.

Dianne

 

 

Fun Fold Friday with Pick a Pennant

I know, it seems like I’m obsessed with alliterative titles – Manly Monday, the occasional Scrapbook Sunday and now, Fun Fold Friday. I promise, no more. But, different folds really are fun and there are so many! I’ve decided to feature one each week for awhile. To start off with, I’ve selected an easy one, a Z-fold.

Pick A Pennant stamp set, christmas, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, Cookie Cutter Builder, Playful Pennants Framelits,

Oh, yes, it’s a Christmas card. I’ve resisted the urge to do “Santa Saturdays”!

Design Notes for Pick a Pennant Christmas Card:

Well, of course the most interesting thing about this card is the fold! Here are the directions for the fold:

Z-fold, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.comif you want to you can print out this sketch ,z-fold illustration.

I added some of the terrific Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper to each panel. Isn’t it cute? The Santa was stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with Black Stampin’ Heat Emboss Powder then colored with Stampin’ Blends. I made the pennants with the Playful Pennants Framelits and some more of the Under the Mistletoe Paper.  I stamped the Ho Ho Ho  with the Pick A Pennant stamp set.

Do you like the little tag I stamped on the inside?

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Don’t forget about Bonus Days:

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For each purchase of $50 that you make in August, you will get a coupon for $5. in September. Yea!

 

Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne

 

 

Vacation Memories with Colorful Seasons.

My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed many wonderful vacations. Some packed with touring and sightseeing, some with much needed relaxing. The theme this month for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is vacation. It didn’t take much thought for me to think about the wonderful relaxing vacations Jerry and I enjoyed in Maine. We’d go to Southport Island, a little place near Boothbay Harbor. I recall spending a lot of time sitting on our deck or down by the water watching activity in the nearly inlet. So, I set out with Colorful Seasons to make a card to remind me of those great days.

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Do you love this card? I feel relaxed just looking at it. Would you go to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card? If I am in the top ten (as I was last month), I get to be in a blog hop in early August. Thanks!

Design Notes for Colorful Seasons Card:

Can you believe it? I used three different stamp sets for this card. I began with Colorful Seasons and the “just breathe” sentiment. After some paper tearing and sponging, I added a few beachy things with a stamp from the Sea of Textures stamp set. Next, I used the Lilypad Lake stamp set for the distant sail boats.

And about the chairs… I love the Adirondack chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.The Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack seemed perfect. I thought it gave the chairs a rustic, Maine, look!

Finally, I added some Wink of Stella to the beach area to represent the sun shining on the sand. Is anything ever harmed by adding a little Wink of Stella?

Supply List for Colorful Seasons Card:

 

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So glad you stopped by today. Please remember to go on over to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card. I’d really appreciate it!

Thanks,

Dianne