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!

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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.

Trick or Treat With Creep It Real!

I think that “Creep It Real” is one of the funniest names for a stamp set that I’ve heard. It just makes me smile. Given that, it was not originally on my list to purchase. But, after seeing some great samples from other great blogs, I decided I HAD to have it. So, yesterday when I saw the challenge over at Global Design Project, I figured this was my chance to put ink to the  Creep It Real stamps.

Creep It Real Stamp Set, #GDP104, Halloween, Stampin' Up!,

Given the title of the stamp set, I think this is a cute, not creepy card!

Design Notes for Creep It Real Halloween Card:

Here’s the lovely card that was the inspiration for my card. When it is a CASE (Copy and Share) challenge, you can copy any element of the card presented – the color scheme, the stamp set, the sketch, whatever. I chose to CASE the sketch as I thought it was a perfect layout. I also copied Alison’s technique of repeating the small image in the background, using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.


If you click on the image, it will take you the the Global Design Project site and you’ll see lots of great cards from the design team and from people working the challenge.

I actually like working with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. It’s a great tool to make sure an image is where you want it and is especially helpful when you are repeating an image as I did with the candy corn. Once I finished the background, I was onto the main image. I stamped the “trick or treat ” sentiment with VersaMark and used clear embossing powder. A sponge and some Pumpkin Pie ink brought out the sentiment. A little adornment with some Vintage Crochet Ribbon and Black Rhinestones finished off the project!

Supply List for Creep It Real Halloween Card:

The stamp set, the ribbon and Black Rhinestones are all items from the new Holiday catalog. If you don’t have one, let me know and I’ll get one to you.


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Enjoy Your Day with Badges and Banners

Do you ever get stuck on creating cards for men? I know that sometimes I do. So, I was glad to participate in this week’s Global Design Project challenge to create a masculine card. As I started thinking about it, the Badges and Banners  stamp set came immediately to mind.  Here’s my card and the Global Design Project logo. Be sure to go over there and see all the other great cards for men. Inspiration will follow.

Badges and Banners, Global Design Project, masculine card, Stampin' Up!,


Global Design Challenge, #GDP103, Badges and Banners, masculine card, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Badges and Banners Card:

It’s always amazing to me how much difference it can make to run a piece of card stock through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. A little crafting magic! In this case, I used the Seaside Embossing Folder  The stars are from the Mini Treat Bag set of Thinlits.

Badges and Banners stamp set, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List for Badges and Banners Card:

The Badges and Banners stamp set comes in both Wood Mount and Clear Mount. Always nice to have choices!


Hurricane Harvey Relief:

Please think about anything you might want to order from me. Even if you are not a crafter, there are things you might want to order. Perhaps a pair of Paper Snips, or maybe some ribbon. This month I am giving 20% from each order to donate to Houston Food Bank. All order will count, on-line, in class or call me!

Maybe you’d like to order Paper Pumpkin. For just a few more days, you can get your a subscription for October for 50% off!. Be sure to use the code HALFOFF0917.

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