Sorry for Everything for Get Well!

The other day, I noticed a stamp set on my shelf and realized I’d hardly used it at all. Since I know so many people who are suffering with the flu, or bronchitis, I decided I could use a few get well cards.  Sorry for Everything stamp set sees ink!

Sorry for Everything stamp set, get well, #GDP120, Stampin' Up!,

The real inspiration for this card came from this week’s Global Design Project, Case the Designer Challenge. I loved the soft colors and touches of gold and silver on Krista Frattin’s card and used that as a jumping off point.


Design Notes for Sorry for Everything Get Well Card:

Whenever I need something soft and subtle for a background, one of my ‘go to’ stamp sets is Touches of Texture. There are so many great designs in the set. I can always find something I need. I picked one of the texture images and stamped with some Soft Sky ink. Next, I added the sentiments with Basic Black ink. The gold and silver touches came from Metallic Foil Doilies and some Metallic Enamel Shapes. The Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon and Soft Sky card stock layer tied it all together.

Here’s a good look at the Sorry For Everything stamp set. Lots of sentiments you need.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Stampin' Up!,

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Both stamp sets are available in both wood mount and clear mount. Yippee!


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Flurry of Wishes and Year of Cheer

When I went to name this post I realized I’d used this stamp set recently for a card for this blog. (See it here.) I wanted to make an elegant but easy card for my upcoming Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. I turned to Flurry of Wishes stamp set and the Year of Cheer Designer Paper. Two can’t miss items! What do you think? Elegant?

Flurry of Wishes, Christmas, Year of Cheer paper

Of course, I paired it with one of my favorite colors, Dapper Denim card stock. I decided to also submit it to this week’s Global Design Challenge. Here’s the logo and link for that challenge.

#GDP115. Year of Cheer

Design Notes for Year of Cheer Card:

This card is really pretty straightforward. First I stamped the sentiment. Don’t you love that sentiment? Then I went to my Big Shot with the sentiment, a piece of Dapper Denim Card Stock and a piece of Champagne Foil. I ran all three things in the Big Shot at once. Next, I assembled. Done!


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The Champagne Foil Paper is in the Holiday Catalog, page 37. Hopefully, it will be carried over. It is so beautiful!


Year-End Sale Coming Soon!

Starting December 1st, that’s Friday, Stampin’ Up will be having a sale on selected items! At the moment, I don’t know much more about it but wanted to alert you. I’ll let you know more as I learn more!


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Large Letters Framelits NOEL

I thought a long time about purchasing the Large Letters Framelits. Would I use them enough to make it worthwhile? Well, I’ve been having a great time with them. They are so versatile! I’ve used them for eclipse technique or cutting out the letters as I did with this card.

#GDP109, Large Letter Framelits, Card Front Builder Framelits, Merry Music Speciality Designer Series Paper

The interesting thing is that the carol on the Merry Music paper is Cantique de Noël!

I was inspired to create this card by this week’s color challenge over at Global Design Project. You should check it out. Lots of great projects there!

#GDP109Design Notes for Large Letters Noel Card:

Here’s a tip for placing the Large Letters. When I use the cut out letters from Large Letters Framelits, I always use a ruler and my grid paper to line up the letters. I use Multipupose Liquid Glue for adhering the letters. That way, I can move them a bit as I lay them down.

Large Letters Framelits

Since the color challenge included Old Olive, I added a tree using the Card Front Builder Thinlits. It needed just the tiniest bit of glimmer so I used Gold Stampin’ Glitter to add just a little kick.


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Exciting news…

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Beginning on November 1, you can purchase the new Stampin’ Blends, alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been playing with them some and will show you a project later this week.

Hope you are having a great day!

Oh, would you go over to Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights and vote for my card? I’d appreciate it! My card is #12.

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October Class Sneak Peek – Vintage Leaves

The first week of the month, I hold my monthly card classes. This month I’ll be teaching a technique that will be new to many, using Baby Wipes as an ink pad. I chose to use the Vintage Leaves stamp set for this since fall leaves just call out to be multicolored.

Vintage Leaves, baby wipe technique, #GDP107, Stampin' Up!,

I added the Thank You sentiment, from the Rose Wonder stamp set as I always need thank you cards. In addition, I wanted this card to be part of the Global Design Project this week. Their theme is Grateful.

#GDP107, Vintage Leaves, Diannescards.coom, Stampin' Up!

Design Notes for Vintage Leaves Card:

The baby wipe technique is fun and easy.

  • Place a Baby Wipe on a paper plate or other flat surface.
  • Add 4 or 5 drops of ink refill for each color you want to use. In this sample I used Cajun Craze, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie.
  • Stamp as you would with an ink pad.

Didn’t I tell you it was easy? I love that each leaf turns out looking different.

Do you recognize the Thinlit behind the sentiment? It’s from Eastern Medallions Thinlits. There is just no end of uses for that set of Thinlits!

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Each time you order an ink pad, it’s a good idea to also order the refill. There are lots of techniques for using the refill ink in addition to keeping your ink pads nice and juicy.


October Specials!

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So exciting! If you love Designer Series Paper the way that  I do, you will be excited too. Most of the standard Designer Series Papers are part of a “Buy 3 get 1 FREE” sale.


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There is also a Sale to celebrate World Card Making Day. What a great sale it is! For ten days (October 1–10), you  get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

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Copper Fest with Daisy Delight

I pulled out just about everything I have that is copper for this card – Copper Foil, Copper Trim, Copper Heat Embossing Powder. There is one other copper item that I did not use. Do you know what it is? I paired all of this copper loveliness with the Daisy Delight stamp set.

Daisy Delight stamp set, Copper Foil, Thank you card, #gdp106

I’m making many of this card as a thank you for my customers who ordered in September.

I was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project sketch. Doesn’t it look like fun? Click on the logo and go over to the blog to see some other great cards using this layout.


Design Notes for Daisy Delight Thank You Card:

The daisy is clearly the focal point of this card. I just love that stamp set and the Daisy Punch. For this card, I first stamped the daisy twice using Pumpkin Pie ink. Next I used a Dauber and added some color to the leaves. For the center, I used Soft Suede ink applied with a Dauber. Finally, I punched out the daisy with the Daisy Punch. Oh, I used my Bone Folder to curl the petals just a bit. After than, it was all just adding the layers – Early Espresso circle, Copper Foil Scalloped Circle. The Thank You sentiment was heat embossed with Copper Powder. I like the decidedly fall look to this card.


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P.S. Copper Thread is the copper item I did not use.