Falling For Leaves – One More Time

How could I not love a stamp set that has coordinating dies and create things for my favorite season? That’s the case for the Falling  For Leaves Bundle. It’s just the best stamp set and just to make it all better, a great set of coordinating Thinits.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, Detailed Leaves Thinlits, Sprig Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com, #GDP160

 

The layout for this card was inspired by a beautiful card presented over at Global Design Project this week. Isn’t it beautiful? #GDP160

 

 

Design Notes for Falling For Leaves Card:

Well, to say I followed the plan/sketch of the card might be a little bit of an exaggeration, but I think it’s close enough. The copper leaf is probably my favorite part. After I cut that one out, I did the solid shape leaf with Merry Merlot. A few sprigs, some lacy trim and a sentiment to finish off. I started to put it together and realized that background piece needed something. I used the large leaf stamp from Falling for Leaves but stamped off some of the ink before stamping. It was such fun to put together. Perhaps, I will make a bunch more to send to my customers for October orders.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, Detailed Leaves Thinlits, Sprig Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com, #GDP160

 

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Fun with Shimmer Paint

Who knew!?  I’m loving Shimmer Paint. It’s been sitting on my shelf for a few weeks and yesterday was the day. Now I’ll have to stop myself from using it for everything.

Frost White Shimmer Paint, Daisy Delight stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The color combination for this card came from the Global Design Project challenge for this week. You know, I can never turn down a good color challenge. Click on the banner below to go to the GDP website to see all of the great card made with this color combination.

#GDP157, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Shimmer Paint Card:

Well, I really did have fun with the Shimmer Paint. I tried stamping then adding Shimmer Paint, adding the Shimmer Paint after the stamping, Then I tried stampin with Shimmer Paint. Oh Yeah! Here are some of my trial efforts!

Frost White Shimmer Paint, Daisy Delight stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

I ended up liking all of them but for this card, I used some of the daisies that I made by actually stamping with the Shimmer paint. The Paint comes in a little bottle. Shake it well, then you can use a Dauber to add the paint to the stamp.

Frost White Shimmer Paint, Daisy Delight stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The other daisies on the card were stamped off before I stamped onto the Whisper White card stock. I used the “Thank You” sentiment from Daisy Delight stamp set with some Mint Macaron ink. After I cut it out with a Framelits from the Lakeside Framelits set, I sponged around the edge to give it a little pop.

The final touch was to scatter some Faceted Gems around the card.

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Dianne

Love What You Do Note Cards

Note cards – what a great invention. Sometimes, I forget what a great value they are as well. The card stock is already cut and scored and the package of 20 also includes envelopes. Today’s card features these note cards and the beautiful, Love What You Do stamp set.

 

Love What You Do stamp set, #GDP156, Watercolor Pencils, Share What You Love Embelishment Kit, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t this sweet? I was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project. The challenge this week was to work with a card by one of the designer and come up with out own interpretation. We could either use the same colors, the same layout or as I did, the same stamp set. Click on this logo to see the challenge page.

#GDP156, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for Love What You Do Note Card:

I really love the Love What You Do stamp set and when I saw that the designer, Kerstin, had used it in her inspiration card, I knew I would do the same. I went with some fall colors on my card. Isn’t Cajun Craze just the very definition of fall? I stamped the flowers in Crumb Cake ink and then used Watercolor Pencils to color them in and add a little color to the stems. It was cool to see that Cajun Craze was one of the colors in Assortment 2.

After I finished coloring, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the color. Next, I used Layering Ovals Framelits to cut it out. The background piece, also cut with Layering Ovals Framelits, is from the  Country Lane Designer Series Paper. But, I think the best part of this card is the panel behind the ovals, It’s from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. It’s Whisper White, but I softened it a bit by sponging it with some Cajun Craze ink.

Love What You Do stamp set, #GDP156, Watercolor Pencils, Share What You Love Embelishment Kit, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I actually made two note cards, one with Very Vanilla and one with Whisper White. Hard to tell the difference in the pictures. Also hard to see in the picture, the Cajun Craze Card Stock is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.

Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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

Dianne

Bella and Friends for School Days

When I was a kid, we had a great dog, Josephine. When I went off to school, especially after a long, lazy summer, she seemed genuinely sad. I thought of that when I was making this card and pulled out the Bella and Friends stamp set.

Bella and Friends stamp set, #GDP155, back to school, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I guess the “Oh happy day” is just a tad sarcastic.

Over at Global Design Project, the theme this week is School Days. I’m thinking this card goes along with that challenge. Just click on the banner to go to the website.

#GDP155, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for School Days with Bella and Friends Card:

I just sort of pieced pieces of paper together till I got a look I liked for the school house. i did emboss the Cherry Cobbler paper with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. Do you know how I made the school bell? It’s the flower from the Vases Builder Punch, turned upside down.

I stamped Bella with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then used Watercolor Pencils to color her in. I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the color before I snipped her out with my Paper Snips.

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Dianne

I Think I’m Falling For Leaves

Falling for Leaves, that’s the name of a new stamp set. Isn’t that cute? And, yes, I am falling for it. True, I fall for just about anything that’s fallish. (Well, don’t get me started on Pumpkin Spice Latte, but that’s another story.) So I wanted to make a card for the Global Design Project sketch challenge and started with the Falling for Leaves Bundle. Here’s what I came up with.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, heat embossing, Frosted floral Specialty Designer SEries Paper, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, #GDP154, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Here’s the banner and a link to Global Design Project. Be sure to stop there and see all the great projects for this sketch.

Global Design Project, #GDP154, Stampin' Up! Diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Falling For Leaves Card:

Hard to know which I love more the Falling for Leaves stamp set or the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. Let’s call it a tie. I used both for this project.

When I saw the sketch, I had this idea that the area where the sentiment is was really a little flap and was a card on top of a card base. So that’s what I created. Here’s the inside of the card.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, heat embossing, Frosted floral Specialty Designer SEries Paper, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, #GDP154, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here you can also see that I couldn’t decide if I wanted the Old Olive ribbon under the Galvanized Metallic Paper or below, so I did both!

By the way, the card stock on the bottom is the new Galvanized Metallic Paper. I just took a small piece and used one of the dies from the Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies set to give it that nice, soft edge.

I think the card is kind of interesting. More like a post card with a card adhered to it. Good for those who don’t want to write a lot on the inside.

 

 

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Paper Pumpkin, September kit, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Hope you are having a great day. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another Manly Monday post. All the inspiration you need to create those sometimes difficult cards for the guys in your life.

Dianne