Itty Bitty Greetings for Easter

There’s still time. If you want to make a quick Easter card that is. I used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set  to make this card to send to some friends.

Itty Bitty Greetings, Springtime Impressions Dies, #GDP185, Country floral Embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project. I have to admit, it was a real challenge for me, The task was to create a monochrome card, not something I would ordinarily do!

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Global Desing Project 185

 

 

Design Notes for Itty Bitty Greetings Card:

This card contains some of my favorite things! I love the butterfly die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits set. The Country Floral is currently my favorite, most versatile, embossing folder. I’m generally not a fan of purple but I think with all of the white, I like the Gorgeous Grape here. The card itself is pretty straightforward. It occurred to me while I assembled the card, that is a real lesson in using adhesives.

First, I used Tear & Tape when adhering the embossed piece to the Gorgeous Grape layer. Whenever you have an embossed piece, but sure to use a sturdy adhesive to adhere the bumpy layer.

Next I used some Glue Dots to adhere the ribbon. Really, it’s the easiest way to add ribbons.

Finally, I used some Mini Dimensions to adhere the sentiment. It’s pretty narrow so the Mini Glue Dots were perfect.

I also used some SNAIL to adhere Gorgeous Grape piece to the card base.

Oh, my final step was not an adhesive but a way to add just a touch of glimmer. I used Wink of Stella on the butterfly just to add that feeling of lightness.

Itty Bitty Greetings, Springtime Impressions Dies, #GDP185, Country floral Embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Itty Bitty Greetings:

Notice that Itty Bitty Greetings is currently available in both Wood mount and clear mount. If you like wood mount stamps, time is running out. In the new catalog, very few stamps will be available in wood mount.

 

This and That:

retiring

On June 3, we will have a wonderful new catalog go live. In the meantime, things that are retiring are available for a short while.

Here is a link to my web page and the lists of retiring products. Note that some items are retiring, some will be available but not in wood mount. Many items that were bundled in the current catalog will not be available as a bundle. So, if you are interested in those items, get them now!

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

Farewell Fresh Fig

I know, I know, it’s a little early to say good bye to any of the 2017-2019 In colors. But, let’s face facts, they are not going to around that much longer. I decided that I needed to give Fresh Fig a little love before it departs. Such a great color.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Did you notice? I paired the Fresh Fig with another soon to depart color, Lemon-Lime Twist.

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project. What a great sketch. Click on the banner below to go to the site and be inspired by some great cards.

#GDP182

 

Design Notes for Fresh Fig Card:

I like quick and easy cards. I  t’s fun to fuss and add layers and heat emboss and go on but lots of times, I make quick and easy cards. This is one of them. The only – easy – special thing I did was to emboss the two layers with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. A little sprinkle of sequins and some Wink of Stella on the candles and I was done.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Oh, yes, there was the stamping. The Piece of Cake stamp set is filled with fun sentiments and images. Here’s what I selected for the inside.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

And here’s a close up look at the stamp set. It’s from the Occasions Catalog so you still have until June 3 to get this one.

Piece of Cake stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Fresh Fig Card:

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration:

Sunday, March 31 is the last day to earn some very cool items with Sale-A-Bration. For each $50 you purchase, you earn one item. Click on the Sale-A-Bration flyer over on the right.

Are you ready to purchase? To go to my on-line store, just click on the “Shop Now ” icon above. Please use the Host Code for March, which is BD6UQ44Y. If on-line orders total $150 or more, you will be eligible to win the Host Benefits for those orders. I’ll also send along a little gift with your thank you card for any purchases over $50.

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Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to become a demonstrator. For $99 you receive $175 in items from either the Annual Catalog or the Occasions catalog. Also, you pay no shipping on this order! But hurry, there are only a few days left for this deal.

Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne

 

Spring Inspiration!

Well, it’s almost spring! I’m ready. We have a few daffodils in bloom on our side yard and the weather is, some days, warming up a bit. When I saw the colors for this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project, I knew I would create a card with daffodils using the You’re Inspiring stamp set.

You're Inspiring stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP181, Subtles Embossing Folder, Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

Be sure to go on over to the Global Design Project site and check out all the lovely projects using this color combination. Just click on the banner below.

 

Design Notes for You’re Inspiring Card:

Well, I think this card just screams “Spring”, don’t you? It was pretty easy to put together. I used Gold Heat Embossing Powder for the daffodils and then colored them in with Daffodil Delight Blends. I don’t have Lemon Lime Twist Blends (they haven’t made them) so I used Granny Apple Green. Hopefully,  I’ll be forgiven for this little ‘cheat’. The Detailed Trio Punch was an easy way to add a little detail to the front piece and proved to be a handy way to add some ribbon. For just a little more texture, I embossed the Grapefruit Grove piece with the Subtle Embossing Folder.

You're Inspiring stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP181, Subtles Embossing Folder, Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I don’t have a sentiment on the card. I might add something later, likely an Easter sentiment or perhaps birthday.

 

 

Purchase List for You’re Inspiring Card:

This and That:

Have you seen the third release of Sale-A-bration items?

Sale-A-Bration third release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. (OOPS! the Lily Framelits Dies and the Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out. Sorry.) Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code (March) AMJMEMMM,  If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Dianne

Fable Friends for Spring Greetings

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”  I guess after all the recent wind, rain, snow and general cold weather, I am needing a little spring. The so sweet stamp set, Fable Friends, seems to have just the right things – baby ducks and a spring welcome.

Fable Friends stamp set, spring card, Layering Ovals Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Simple Stripes TIEF, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The layout for this card was inspired by this week’s challenge over at Global Design challenge. Click here or on the banner to go to the website and check out all the great cards and projects.

#GDP178

 

Design Notes for Fable Friends Card:

I loved making this card. I got to color! What fun. After I stamped the Mama and baby ducks with Basic Gray, I used some Watercolor Pencils to color them in and then used a Blender Pen to soften and even out the colors. When I put some card stock behind the image, it looked a little flat. Simple Stripes Embossing Folder to the rescue. I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock – twice. It was embossed one way then the other. Next, I used a Stamping Sponge and some Balmy Blue ink to highlight the stripes. Just the right touch, don’t you think?

Fable Friends stamp set, spring card, Layering Ovals Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Simple Stripes TIEF, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

My last touch was to add some Gingham Gala Designer Paper to the envelope flap.

Fable Friends stamp set, spring card, Layering Ovals Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Simple Stripes TIEF, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Fable Friends:

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices! On March 1, there will also be some more choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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 Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Dianne

 

 

Masking with a Framelit…Really!

It’s a long story. I won’t bore you with the details but I had virtually NO Coastal Cabana Paper after using lots of it for my February card class. I found a scrap to use for a mat but none to cut out the Happy Birthday (the scrap I used for the mat already had something punched out). So, I improvised, masking with the Happy Birthday Framelit!

 

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The reason that Coastal Cabana was so important was that it is one of the colors in this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project. Click here or on the image below and check out all the cards there. By the way, the designer for this week’s project is Cheryll Miller, a lovely Australian demonstrator I met while in Orlando in November. Her card is beautiful!

#GDP177

 

Design Notes for Happy Birthday Framelit Card:

What I wanted to do was use some Coastal Cabana Card Stock to cut out Happy Birthday with the Happy Birthday Framelit. No luck. However, I found a Happy Birthday I’d already cut out, an extra from some earlier project. I used just a tiny bit of SNAIL Adhesive, adhered it to some Whisper white Card Stock and then sponged around it with Coastal Cabana ink as it if were a mask. Problem solved!

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The other fun part of this card was that I got to use my new Rectangle Stitched Framelits for the Whisper White piece. The final touch was to add some Wink of Stella to the flowers from the Tropical Chic stamp set.

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Happy Birthday Framelit Card:

Yes, I have already ordered more Coastal Cabana Card Stock!

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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 Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Dianne