We’ll Walrus Be Friends

I love a good play on words. We’ll Walrus Be Friends is as good as they get. Don’t you love it? I decided to make a card for a friend who is going through a bit of a rough time. That seemed to work out well since the theme for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is encouragement.

We'll Walrus Be Friends stamp set, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stampin' Blends, 2018-2020 In Color Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescrds.com

 

Be sure to hop over to Kylie Bertucci’s Highlights page by clicking on the banner below. Please vote for my card, #17.

 

Design Notes for We’ll Walrus Be Friends:

Isn’t this just too cute? I really love that walrus. I used the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends to color him in after I stamped him (or her?) in Soft Suede ink. The background piece was embossed  with the subtle Dynamic Embossing folder to add a little texture. Other than that is was a pretty easy card.

We'll Walrus Be Friends stamp set, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stampin' Blends, 2018-2020 In Color Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescrds.com

 

Shopping List for We’ll Walrus Be Friends:

 

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Tropical Chic for the Happy Camper!

Ava was at an overnight camp last week. Parents and friends were encouraged to send cards or letters to the campers. Well, you don’t need to ask me twice! I knew Ava would love the bright colors I used with the Tropical Chic stamp set.

Tropical Chic stamp set, Miss You card, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

And how about the sentiment. I think that qualifies as encouragement. Encouragement is the theme for this month’s International Blog Highlights. I hope you will go over to Kylie Bertucci’s Blog and vote for my card.

My card  is number 4. Here’s a link.  Thanks! If I am one of the top 10 vote getters, I’ll be able to participate in a blog hop later this month.

Here’s what you need to look for. There will be a little heart in the upper right hand corner. Click there and you should get a message letting you know that you voted. Kylie Bertucci's blog Highlights August, '19

 

Design Notes for Tropical Chic Card:

I recently posted a card where I made a background that looked like Designer Paper. (Check it out here.) That was so much fun, I used that technique again for this card.  I stamped a few extra flowers on Whisper White card stock and cut them out to add a little dimension to the card. The sentiment is punched out the the Timeless Label Punch. Next, I added a bit of Granny Apple Green Ribbon to the bottom of the sentiment piece. I also added some Wink of Stella to each of the flowers but it’s hard to see. Trust me. It added quite the nice little sparkle!

Tropical Chic stamp set, Miss You card, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The last little touch was to decorate the envelope with a few of the brightly colored flowers. I’m pretty sure Ava will smile when she sees the envelope and the card!

Tropical Chic stamp set, Miss You card, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Shopping List for Tropical Chic Card:

 

This and That:

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for August is TSRVGE3D. 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

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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Dianne

 

 

Woven Heirlooms for Sympathy

The theme for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is encouragement. When does someone need encouragement more that at the time of the passing of a loved one? I think the new Woven Heirlooms stamp set is absolutely perfect for this type of card.

 

Woven Heirlooms stamp set, Butterfly Gala stamp set, heat embossing, Stitched Labels Framelits, Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Scalloped Linene Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

I’ve entered this card in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights this month. Would you go over to her blog and vote for my card, #5? Just click on the heart in the upper right hand corner to vote. Thanks!

 

 

Design Notes for Woven Heirlooms Card:

You know how much I love heat embossing. I thought the white embossing was in keeping with the colors in the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. And don’t you love that piece cut with the Stitched Labels Framelits?

Woven Heirlooms stamp set, Butterfly Gala stamp set, heat embossing, Stitched Labels Framelits, Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Scalloped Linene Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I cut out two of them so that I could use one on the inside of the card.

 

Woven Heirlooms stamp set, Butterfly Gala stamp set, heat embossing, Stitched Labels Framelits, Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Scalloped Linene Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I like using butterflies on any card but especially a sympathy card. They seem so hopeful. For this, I stamped the butterflies (from Butterfly Gala stamp set) on vellum. Next, I punched out both butterflies from card stock and then mounted the vellum ones on the cardstock.

 

Purchase List for Woven Heirlooms Card:

 

This and That:

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July is TSRVGE3D. 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

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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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

 

A Twist on Hugs From Shelli

This month’s (gorgeous) Paper Pumpkin kit was called Hugs From Shelli. Shelli Gardner,  the founder of Stampin’ Up!  was involved in designing the kit. The cards were fabulous and, as usual, there were a few things left over.

This card is also my entry in this month’s International Blog Highlights.

Can you vote for my card? Just click here or on the banner above to go to the voting website. My card is # 27. Just click on the heart in the upper right. That’s all you need to do!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit made lots of cards. I made them all into thank you cards for my customers. Here’s a sample of each card. (There were three of each one.)

   

 

Additional Materials for Hugs From Shelli Card:

Tuesday, after noon Mountain Time, you can purchase these materials!

 

 

 

 

 

Farewell to Lovely As A Tree!

As much as I love to make cards, and I do love to make cards, I don’t enjoy making sympathy cards. It’s not as hard if I make them ahead as I did this card. I can hardly believe that the stamp set I used, Lovely As a Tree, is going to retire! I think it is one of the first stamp sets I bought. It never has failed to be part of a lovely card.

Lovely as a tree stamp set, sympathy card, emboss resist, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This card is also my entry in this month’s International Blog Highlights. Will you vote for my card? Just click here or on the banner below. Then, click on my card, #25,  on the upper right hand to vote.

 

 

Design Notes for Lovely As A Tree Card:

Well, as you might know, I love to heat emboss. This card shows a technique called emboss resist. When I was a kid, I recall creating a Halloween picture with crayons and then painting over it with black paint. The crayon drawing resisted the paint and showed through. I thought that was the greatest! Emboss resist is the same principal.

  • Use Versamark to stamp image.
  • Cover image with clear embossing powder and heat.
  • Use Daubers or sponges to go over the image.
  • Lightly wipe the image to remove any color.

I used Daubers to color over the image. Here are the colors.

I like this color combination. Remeber, Tranquil Tide is retiring so get any ink, card stock or ribbon now while it is in stock.

Purchase List for Lovely As A Tree Card:

Tranquil Tide is not the only retiring product I used. Lovely As a Tree will retire, sad to say. It is currently available in either wood mount or clear mount. Buy it today!

This and That:

retiring

Just click on the banner above to go to my 24-7 on-line store to see what’s retiring and what you need to get before it’s gone.

Please use the Host Code for May, which is JTAPEHHY 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! 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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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne