A Little Joke with Seaside Notions

This week’s Global Design Project Challenge is to feature sun, moon, or stars in a project. I got a bit of an odd idea when I was thinking about what to do for this challenge. I looked at Seaside Notions stamp set and saw the star in the sand dollar stamp. Well, would that count as “star”? I suppose it depends on your sense of humor! Here’s my entry. Do you see three stars?

Seaside Notions stamp set, Shimmery white Embossing Paste, Glitter Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, #GDP203

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Design Notes for Seaside Notions Card:

I had fun making this card! I stamped the sand dollars then painted some white glue on them and added glitter. How long has it been since I used Glitter? A long time. It’s messy. Anyway, it looks cool. Then I used one of the stamps and used some Shimmery White Embossing Paste instead of ink for the beach sand. This card ended up being pretty glitzy! Can  you see the shine?

Seaside Notions stamp set, Shimmery white Embossing Paste, Glitter Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, #GDP203

Of course, I also stamped the inside. No glitz, just something subtle.

Seaside Notions stamp set, Shimmery white Embossing Paste, Glitter Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, #GDP203

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It’s a Country Home Kind of Day

The other day it rained, then got just a bit cooler. That evening, we sat on the porch and mused that soon it would be fall. I was inspired by that bit of weather change and this week’s Global Design Project color challenge. Fall was definitely in the craft room air! Grab the Country Home stamp set!

Country Home stamp set, Buffalo check stamp, #GDP201, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the banner for this week’s Global Design Challenge. You’ll want to go to that web site and check out all of the great cards and project. Just click on the banner to go there.

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Design Notes for Country Home Card:

When I thought about fall, I thought about the Country Road stamp set. Don’t you love the image of the old milk container with some dried flowers? I decided to Use a Pretty Peacock Blend to color the flower so that it would stand out. I used some Crumb Cake Blends to color the other leaves and a Mossy Meadow Blend for the smaller leaves. Since I don’t have a Merry Merlot Blend (they don’t make one!) I used one of the Stampin’ Write Markers from the Neutrals set to color the berries. Finally, I fussy cut the container and flowers with my fantastic Paper Snips.

Here’s a look at all of the images in the Country Home stamp set.

Country Home stamp set

When I began to put things together, I realized the Very Vanilla piece behind the other layers needed a bit of jazzing up. However, I didn’t want anything to distract so I inked up the Buffalo Check stamp with some Pretty Peacock ink and stamped off before adding it to a piece of Very Vanilla. After stamping and punching the sentiment. My last step was to add some of the great Scallop Linen Ribbon to add color and texture.

Country Home stamp set, Buffalo check stamp, #GDP201, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Balloon Bouquet for Birthday

Are you ever stymied when making cards for men? Sometimes I find it challenging. But today I have a card that was both easy and appropriate for the man in your life! This card is brought to you by …. Balloon Bouquet Punch!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, masculine birthday, Subtle Embossing Folder, #GDP200, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also created this card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge. The challenge this week was to CASE the Designer. I wonder if you think my card is essential the same sketch as the designer? I guess it’s a bit of a stretch!

http://www.global-design-project.com

 

Design Notes for Balloon Bouquet Card:

When I first put the card together, it was missing something. I’ve learned that usually means it needs some texture. The Subtle Embossing folder is my go to these days when that occurs. Turns out, it was just what this cute card needed.

Balloon Bouquet Punch, masculine birthday, Subtle Embossing Folder, #GDP200, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comYou are going to have to take my work for it, it’s pretty subtle. But, that folder made all the difference.

Do the balloons look white in the picture? Oh no, they are a much more festive Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  The Heart Epoxy Droplets added the final party touch!

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It Starts With Art

One of my good friends and downline Janet, and I are going to a crop day on Saturday. Crop days are generally days when scrapbookers get together and work without interruptions for hours, all day and into the night. Doesn’t that sound like fun? I may bring some scrapbooking things but will probably work on things for an upcoming craft fair. I thought it would be fun to make a card for Janet using the It Starts With Art stamp set. It’s just so appropriate!

It Starts With Art stamp set, Follow Your Art Designer Paper, Arts & Crafts dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge. Click on the banner below to see all of the other great projects.

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Design Notes for It Starts With Art Card:

I thought this was really a fun sketch. There are so many elements from the It Starts with Art Suite that I used. The background layer is from the great Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. Have you seen it? What great designs.

It was hard to choose!

I also used a few of the dies from the Arts & Crafts Dies set – the pencils, the binder clip, the paper clip and the buttons border. Finally, I used a few of the stamps. Can you pick them out?

It Starts with Art stamp set images, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I cut an extra row of buttons and decided to use them on the inside!

It Starts With Art stamp set, Follow Your Art Designer Paper, Arts & Crafts dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Around the Corner with Birthday Greetings

I seem to be in a clean and simple card mode these days. The Around the Corner stamp set made this birthday card pretty easy.

Around the Corner stamp set, Well Written Framelits, #GDP197, birthday, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

This great color combination is part of this week’s Global Design Project challenge. Just click on the banner below to go to the site.

#GDP197, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Around the Corner Card:

The Around the Corner stamp set is so cute. There are all kinds of borders, some with sentiments, and little flowers, etc.

Around the Corner stamp set images, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t it cute! After I stamped the Whisper White piece, I cut out the “happy” and “birthday” from a piece of Terracotta Tile card stock using the Well Written dies. The butterfly is one of the other dies from same set. Finally, I added just a bit of the darling Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

 

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Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

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What does it mean to be a demonstrator? It does NOT mean that you have to hold classes or sell millions each year! What it does mean is that you can purchase whatever you want for 20 or even 25% off. It means you  get to see and purchase items before everyone else. It means you can be part of a fun team. Call or email me if you have questions. I have many hobby demonstrators on my team. Want to be one too?

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