Another Tri-Fold Card

A few weeks ago, I made some tri-fold cards and a video tutorial. You can see them here and here. I decided to make another one for a friend who is going through some tough times. The tri-fold card is fun to make. Additionally, this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project is to create “Just a note to say…” I wanted my friend to know that I’m thinking of her and know that everything will be okay. Here’s my card.

Diagonal tri-fold, Birthday Blooms, #GDP139, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the link and logo for Global Design Project. Go on over to see all the other great cards.

Global Desing Project 139, Just a note, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Tri-Fold Card:

If you watch my video, you’ll see how easy it is to make one of these cards. I changed it up a bit today by adhering the right hand side. The other little change is that I added some ribbon around the front flap. Because it wouldn’t lay flat, I added the ribbon and adhered it to the inside. I didn’t want the ends of the ribbon visible so I just covered it with an additional piece of Whisper White card stock.

Diagonal tri-fold, Birthday Blooms, #GDP139, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

By the way, you can get to the video by clicking on the header above that says, “Video Tutorials”. Look for the one called “Diagonal Tri-Fold”. Yes, I know that title is so very clever. Thanks.

I love this flower. It’s from a stamp set called Birthday Blooms. I colored it with some Stampin’ Blends and the fussy cut with my Paper Snips. Sadly, the stamp set is going to retire in a week or so. If you like it too, make sure to go the my 24-7 on-line store and order. (Just click on the image below and you will go right to that page.)

Diagonal tri-fold, Birthday Blooms, #GDP139, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Supply List for Tri-Fold Card:

 

 

Here are the Retiring Lists. Be sure to order what you want soon. Things are beginning to run out.

Annual Catalog:  AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog:  OCC Retired List-US

Discounted: AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

Remember, if you place an order of $50 or more on my 24-7 on-line store, I’ll send you a spool of Gold Ribbon as a thank you gift. Just the perfect touch for any project.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

 

A Little Rose Wonder for Global Design Project

I know that in a few weeks, I won’t even remember some of the stamp sets and papers that are retiring. There are soooo many wonderful new things in the upcoming catalog that my fickle brain won’t even recall the old stuff. But, really, right now, I’m sad about some of the departing things that I’ll be missing. I love the Rose Wonder set and thought I’d make one more card with that.

Rose Wonder, #GDP138, birthday, emboss resist, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Hummm, no rose on this card is there. Well, I ended up using the sentiment!  (Maybe I do have one more Rose Wonder card in me.) The inspiration for this card was this week’s Global Design Project card sketch. Be sure to go over to their site and check out all the great cards. Global Design Project, #GDP138

Design Notes for Rose Wonder Card:

While I love the sentiment, it’s the Designer Series Paper, Sweet Soiree from the Occasions catalog, that really steals the show on this card.

Rose Wonder, #GDP138, birthday, emboss resist, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I fussy cut the cake from one of the sheets of the Sweet Soiree paper. (Yes, there are Framelits. Sometimes, I forget!) Next, I stamped the sentiment and some dots on Whisper White card stock with VersaMark and then heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Some Powder Pink ink sponged over the sentiment and dots made them pop. I added a few Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes. Some Powder Pink Ribbon at the bottom of that piece and a bit of Silver Thread finished it off.

 

Rose Wonder, #GDP138, birthday, emboss resist, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Supply List for Rose Wonder Card:

Remember the Rose Wonder stamp set, and framelits are retiring as is the Sweet Soiree paper. All items are available till May 31 or while supplies last.

 

Here’s a card I made really using the rose from Rose Wonder. Looking at that might help you realize that you need this stamp set! Just go to my 24-7 on-line store to order whatever you need. Anyone who purchases $50 or more on-line, during May will receive a spool of Gold Ribbon from me as a gift.

Diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

Lots of Love Card for Global Design Project

This week’s challenge over at Global Design Project is to CASE (Copy and Share) the designer. Since I seem to be on a farewell tour with my soon to be retiring stamp sets, you won’t be surprised that I used the Lots of Love stamp set. Yes, it will retire at the end of this month. Here’s my take on the sketch.

Lots of Love stamp set, Global Design project, Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the image and link for Global Design Project. Go on over there for some inspiration.

#GDP138

Design Notes for Lots of Love Card:

I think the bright colors here just about pop off of the page! One color, Emerald Envy is an In-color and the other two are  in the Brights collection. Sadly, Emerald Envy will be leaving us but Daffodil Delight and Real Red are staying!. Yea!

 

I stamped each of the little flowers on a scrap of Whisper White then punched them out with the really cute 1 1/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch. The next layer was punched out with the 1 3/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch. Can you see the background paper? I embossed the Emerald Envy Card Stock with one of the Petal Pairs Embossing folders. The folder is narrow so I ran it through the Big Shot twice. It, of course, matches the Designer Paper in the background, Petal Passion. I love it when everything comes together.

Lots of Love stamp set, Global Design project, Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

To get the two colors on the stamped flowers, I used Stampin’ Write Markers directly on the stamps rather than using ink pads. If you are interested in learning how to do that, here’s a video I made that demonstrates that technique.

Supply List for Lots of Love Card:

 

Remember, the Lots of Love stamp set and everything Emerald Envy will be retiring soon. So get out your wish list and place that order!

Hope you are having a fun day.

Dianne

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Swirly Bird at Sea!

I’m happy to report that Swirly Bird stamp set is NOT going to retire. I know that I have been using lots of sets that are going to retire so I thought I’d let you know the good news about this set. Today’s card was inspired by a challenge at Global Design Project. The theme is “Show Me The Sunshine”.  Wow, we can use a few sunny days here.

Swirly Bird stamp set, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, #GDP135, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I feel warmer just looking at this card!

Here’s the inspiration image and link from Global Design Project.

#GDP135

 

Design Notes for Swirly Bird at Sea Card:

So, of course, the first thing I thought about was the sun. I cut out some Daffodil Delight card stock with one of the Swirly Scribbles dies. I added a little color to it by just placing it on the Crushed Curry ink pad. When I placed it on the card stock, it didn’t look sun-like. So, I replaced the center piece that was cut out by the die. Major improvement, don’t you think?

Swirly Bird stamp set, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, #GDP135, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Swirly Bird stamp set, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, #GDP135, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

I embossed part of the Soft Sky piece in the Seaside Embossing Folder. Later I added a little glitz with some Shimmery White Embossing Paste.

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. I just stamped “hello” about five times then punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.

 

Supply List for Swirly Bird at Sea Card:

 

Order on-line:

When you have decided what you want to order, just go to my  24-7 on-line store and click on Shop. When you are completing your order, be sure to add this monhth’s Host Code, BDPHTPDQ. That way you will be eligible to possibly win this month’s Host Benefits. Also, when you place an order of $50 or more, I’ll send you a package of Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you gift.

Hope you are having a sunny day!

Dianne

Can I Survive Without Lots of Labels?

Every year when the retirement list for Stampin’ Up! products is released, I try to be philosophical. I know there are things that I will miss but have learned that I don’t miss them for long since there are always great new things I love as much. But, I confess, every year there is something I’m sure I can’t live without. This year, I’m sure I can’t live without Lots of Labels Framelits. (Oh, Teeny, Tiny Wishes stamp set too, but that’s a story for another time.) Anyway, today’s card features my beloved Lots of Labels in a clean and simple card you could send to anyone.

Lots of Lables Framelits, Lots of Love stamp set, #GDP134, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the sketch that inspired this card. I took a few liberties…

Global Design Project, #GDP134, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Lots of Labels Card:

Note the breath-taking simplicity. Stamp and punch sentiment, place on cut out framelit. Add some ribbon and twine. Layer with Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide Card Stock. Done. The first version of this card, well, the unfinished version. didn’t have the little knot of Linen Thread. I kept looking at the card and felt it was missing something. Pearls? No. A clip? No. Wink of Stella? No. (Sadly.) Finallly, I thought of adding a bow with some Linen Thread as they sketch seems to show. That was too much. (Isn’t it easy to go overboard?) I was absolutely giddy after I did just the knot. It just doesn’t take much to make me happy.

Supply List for Lots of Labels card:

I think I am having some separation issues. I used a few retiring items in this card, stamp set, Framelits, and Designer Paper.

 

 

Retiring, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Off to Retirement:

As I mentioned, some of the items I used today are retiring. If you’d like to make a card like the one I made, you need to act quickly. I would especially recommend that you get the Lots of Labels Framelits. They are just indispensable!

Here are the lists of items that will be retiring.

Annual Catalog – AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog – OCC Retired List-US

Remember to use this months’ Host Code: BDPHTPDQ, Remember also, if your on-line purchase is $50 or more, I’ll send you a package of Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you gift.

Hope you are having a great day with some time for stamping.

Dianne

P.S. Here’s a card i made using Lots of Labels and Message In a Bottle stamp set.

Message in a Bottle stamp set, Masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com