Swirly Bird by the Sea

Over the years, my husband and I have taken lots of great vacations. It seems the ones that stand out are the ones by the sea. So it was easy to be inspired when I saw that the Global Design Project  challenge theme this week was “Take Me to the Sea”.  Swirly Bird was the perfect stamp set to carry out the challenge.

swirly Bird stamp set, Seaside Textured Embossing folder, Wink of Stella, #GDP151, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Don’t those colorful little sail boats just carry you away?

Here’s the banner and link for Global Design Project. Be sure to go over and see all the samples.

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Design Notes for Swirly Bird Card:

I had fun with the Seaside Embossing Folder! Some ink (Pool Party and Bermuda Bay) on the inside before embossing gave the random color to the background piece. And can anything be better than some Wink of Stella? One of the tips for using Wink is to go over the area two or three times.

swirly Bird stamp set, Seaside Textured Embossing folder, Wink of Stella, #GDP151, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Swirly Bird Card:

Yep, lots of inks for this!

 

Some Special Things for August:

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:

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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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Hope you are having a splendid day!

Dianne

 

 

Tropical Chic for Global Design Project

This week Global Design Project is celebrating it’s 150th post. How could I not participate? I love the sketch. Here’s my take on the sketch using the Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Tropical Chic stamp set, Tropical Escape DSP, Friend/encouragment card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the sketch for this challenge. Just click on the sketch to go to Global Design Project web site.

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Design Notes for Tropical Chic Card:

Don’t you just love that Tropical Escape Designer Paper? I think the colors are just terrific. Here’s what I picked out from the paper:

 

 

There are some small dots of Blushing Bride on the Designer paper that I used on this card. I tried to bring them out a bit by using some Blushing Bride card stock for the banner and behind the leaf. I also added some Blushing Bride ink to the Glimmer Paper. Have you ever done that. It’s really easy to color Glimmer Paper. It just takes a sponge or Dauber and ink. I did a video about this a while back. You might want to check it out.

 

 

Supply List for Tropical Chic 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:

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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!

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

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Stop back on Monday to see the second collar fold card, this time for a man.

Thanks,

Dianne

Birthday Greetings with Varied Vases

Can you ever have enough birthday cards? I think not. Today’s card is a cute birthday card I made using the Varied Vases stamp set. This is a stamp set you would use a lot! Some nice sentiments for various occasions and lots of vases and flowers.

Varied Vases stamp set, Global Design Project birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you like the color combination? These colors were part of this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project. Just click on the banner below to go right to their blog post and see some great cards using this color combination.

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Design Notes for Varied Vases Card:

Well, obviously, the colors got me off to a great start. And, the Varied Vases stamp set is just so cute and cheery. Who wouldn’t want a card like this one. I really love the long sprig of flower. First I stamped the flower outline with the Bermuda Bay ink. Next, with the stamp to fill in the flowers, I stamped with Bermuda Bay again but, I stamped off some of the ink first so that the outline of the flowers would show.

Varied Vases stamp set, Global Design Project birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I even stamped a flower on the inside of the card.

 

Varied Vases stamp set, Global Design Project birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Supply List for Varied Vases Card:

 

Last Chance:

Today is absolutely the last day you can sign up to be a demonstrator and receive ten FREE ink pads, Yes, 10!!! In addition to getting $125 of materials for just $99 (Plus FREE Shipping) you get to select a set of TEN FREE INK PADS! Wouldn’t you like be become part of my team and earn a 20 to 25% discount? I think so! Click on “Get Details” to find out more and to sign up.

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This is a busy week for me. Classes on Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, and Thursday afternoon. Plus, my BFF and her granddaughter, Ava, are here while Ava attends her much loved horseback riding camp. Hoping to still post everyday but maybe a bit shorter than usual!

Thanks,

Dianne

 

 

Thinking of You with Oh So Eclectic

This week’s Global Design Project challenge inspiration project is so beautiful. The challenge is to CASE the Designer. That means to copy bits or pieces, colors perhaps or design sketch, maybe stamp set, whatever. I thought a lot about what I wanted to do for this challenge. While I changed a few things, I changed it to a square but generally, I kept the idea of a sentiment surrounded by flowers. I used some flowers from  the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

 

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Petal Palette stamp set, #GDP148, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the Global Design Project challenge banner. Just click on it to go over to the web site and see some fabulous cards and projects.

Global Design Project, #GDP148, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Card:

Not sure why I went with the square idea except that I don’t make square cards very often. It was time. I first stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink. The sentiment, by the way, is from the Petal Palette stamp set. Because I wanted to stamp both on the Whisper White piece and the Mint Macaron piece with one image (the leaf), I cut an opening in the Mint Macaron piece and fit the Whisper White piece inside so I had just one level. That way, I knew the stamping would be complete. The flowers were done in two steps with the lighter ink, Highland Heather for the more solid, background image and then the Gorgeous Grape for the detailed image. Easy to cut out with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

I cut a few extra leaves out and added them around the sentiment. The last step was to add a few layers of Wink of Stella on each of the flowers.

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Petal Palette stamp set, #GDP148, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Supply List for Oh So Eclectic Card:

The Oh So Eclectic  and the Petal Palate stamp sets both  comes in both clear mount and wood mount.

Notes and News:

There are lots of great things going on with Stampin’ Up!

Paper Pumpkin first time subscribers deal. Click here for details.

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Designer Series Paper Sale. Check it out here.

 

 

FREE set of ten stamp pads when you purchase the demonstrator Starter Kit. Find out all the details here or email me with your questions ([email protected])

Recruit incentive

 

 

Remember, when you place an online order with me for $50 or more, this month I’ll send you a package of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems. Just a little thank you from me.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

Country Memories with Touches of Texture

When I was a kid, we would occasionally go to the country for a picnic. I don’t remember the town, but it was along the Perkiomen Creek. I recall once seeing a field of pink wildflowers there not far from the creek. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the “Country” theme for the Global Design Project. The flower from Touches of Texture was perfect to portray this memory.

Touches of Texture stamp set, #GDP147, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Here’s the logo and link for this week’s challenge at Global Design Project. Just click to go to the site.

Design Notes for Touches of Texture Card:

I’m not sure I’ve ever used this flower from the stamp set before. And why not? It’s lovely. I stamped the flowers with Memento Ink Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored in with some new Stampin’ Blends, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Seafoam. Did you know that there are new colors available? I just received some of them and picked these two for this card. What a great color combination.

 

Since I stamped the flower outline with black, I thought it would be a good accent color. That’s how I happened to tie a bit of Black Baker’s Twine at the bottom.

Touches of Texture stamp set, #GDP147, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

As I finished the coloring and mating of the flower piece, I realized that I needed some texture. The twine added some but I wanted a little more depth and interest. I nearly jumped with excitement when I thought of the Petal Pair Embossing Folder. It’s easy to just emboss part of the card stock layer. It was just enough.

I was prepared to leave the front without sentiment. Once I did a quick search of my stamps, I thought the “enjoy” from Tabs for Everything stamp set would be just right. I layered it with the same colors as I layered the flower piece. it seemed to all come together.

Touches of Texture stamp set, #GDP147, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Touches of Texture Card:

 

Get Your Blends Here!

Maybe you missed the announcement. When the current catalog first went live, the new colors of Blends were not available. That situation has been remedied and all the colors are yours for the choosing.

Stampin' Blends

When you are ready to order, I hope you will select me as your demonstrator. This month, if you place an order of $50 or more, I’ll send you a package of Pink Rhinestones! Cool, right!

Just click on the image below to go to my 24-7 online store. Be sure to use the Host Code for this month. RJMA2SGP.

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Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne