Incredible Like You!

In my continuing parade of cards showcasing soon to be retired products, today I have a really easy birthday card. I used the Incredible Like You stamp set and some really great designer series paper, Share What You Love.

Incredible Like you stamp Set, share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Birthday card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Incredible Like You Card:

I think that So Saffron and Black make a striking combination, don’t you?  The Basic Black card base really helped the beautiful Designer Paper stand out. I used some of the So Saffron ink for the background in the sentiment part and then stamped the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. To finish it off, I used some Black Satin Ribbon and part of a Pearl Doily. It’s hard to see in the picture, but the Share What You Love paper also has a pearl finish.

Incredible Like you stamp Set, share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Birthday card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Incredible Like You Card:

Be sure to get he Incredible Like You stamp set and the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper while you can. They will be gone soon!

This and That:

Have you had a chance to vote for my card over at Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights? I’d really appreciate it. My card is #25. Click here, find my card and click on the upper right hand corner. It’s as easy as that! Thanks!

Glad you stopped by today.

Dianne

Pick a Pennant – It’s a Party!

Whenever a new catalog comes out, that means some things are retiring. I get excited about wonderful, new things but also a little sad about some of the things that will be retiring. Pick a Pennant is one of the retiring stamp sets. I’m glad I had one more chance to show it to you before it departs. I made some birthday party invitations for Goddaughter Anne Marie’s daughter Lia who will turn 6 very soon. She wanted a cat themed party. What do you think of my punch art cat?

Pick a Pennant stamp set, Playful Pennants Framelits dies, party invitation, Ginghma Gala Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

You can see some other cards I made using the Pick a Pennant stamp set here, and here.

Design Notes for Pick A Pennant Invitation:

I think if you are almost six, like cats and purple this invitation is a hit! I had fun figuring out how to make the cat. Lots of punches, some sponging and a little drawing.

  • Head- 2″ Circle Punch
  • Ears – Cut free hand
  • Eyes – White part, 1/2″ Circle punch, Black part from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
  • Nose – Also from Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, half of the bow!

Pick a Pennant stamp set, Playful Pennants Framelits dies, party invitation, Brushwork Alphabet stamp set, Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the banner with the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set.

Purchase List for Pick A Pennant Invitation:

Remember, lots of these items are retiring (Pick A Pennant stamp set, Playful Pennants Framelits, Pick A Pennant Bundle, Brushwork Alphabet stamp set and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper). Order now so you will not be disappointed.

 

 

This and That:

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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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

Sending Hugs with Springtime Impressions

I wanted to make a special get well / thinking of you card for one of my customers. I also wanted to participate in this weeks CASe this Sketch. The Thinlits from the Springtime Impressions Bundle called out to me!

Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Abstract Impressions stamp set, CASe This Sketch, FloralRomance Specialty Designer eries paper, Thinking of Yu card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The card was roughly based on this sketch.

 

Design Notes for Springtime Impressions Card:

It was so much fun making this card! I started with the large die cut and some Mossy Meadow card stock. Then I cut another piece with some of the Floral Romance Designer Series paper and cut out three of the flowers, placing them on top of the Mossy Meadow piece. After I stamped the sentiment, I added a few flowers cut with another die from the Springtime Impressions set. I dressed things up a bit with some Metallic Pearls at the center of each flower. The last step was to add a shiny touch with some Wink of Stella.

Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Abstract Impressions stamp set, CASe This Sketch, FloralRomance Specialty Designer eries paper, Thinking of Yu card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Springtime Impressions:

 

This and That:

Are you thinking that spring is cleaning and organizing time? Me too! Stampin’ Up! has some great new products available right now to help you with that task.

Doesn’t that look cool? Here’s a video to show you have flexible it is. Buy some parts now and some later or buy it all now, your choice.

 

And here are the specifics. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

 

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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Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

3″ x 3″ Note Cards – Two Versions!

A few days ago, I showed you a darling little box I made to hold 3″ x 3″ note cards. I wanted to show you the cards thay I made to go in the boxes. I had such a good time, I made two different sets. To see the box, look here.

3 x 3 Note Cards, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

3 x 3 Note Cards, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for 3″ x 3″ Note Cards:

I made the Note Cards themselves from Whisper White card stock. If you use regular, 8.5″ x 11″ card stock, you will have lots of waste since you need to cut 3″ x 6″ If you used 12″ x 12″ card stock you will be able to cut 8 from each piece of card stock and no waste!

The 3″ x 3″ Envelopes fit perfectly. (They are just a tad bigger than 3″ x 3″.)

I used various pieces from the Floral Romance Designer Paper and then added a sentiment, backed with some Mossy Meadow. Some cards had ribbon and some had paper punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. I added a few sequins to some cards and Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems to others. Gotta have a little bling!

The 3″ x 3″ Envelopes fit perfectly. (they are just a tab bigger than 3″ x 3″.)

Purchase List for 3″ x 3″ Note Cards:

 

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

 

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Meets Oh So Eclectic!

I’m baaaaack! I know it has been a few weeks since I showed you a card for one of the men in your life. But, I’m back! This week the card will feature some of the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper and stamps from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Oh So Eclectic stamp sets.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card:

Are you surprised that I would use paper from a package called “Floral Romance”? It’s a great package of paper with two beautiful vellum papers and some lovely prints. The one I used today just seems to work for anyone. The reverse side is truly perfect for men as well. Here, I just flipped the Designer Paper and switched the colors.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This card is just a happy series of layers on a Sahara Sand base. First, a piece of 2″ x 5 1/2″ Floral Romance Designer Paper, then a mat of Mossy Meadow. The leaves on the Very Vanilla piece were stamped once then stamped two more times without reinking. You know that’s called stamping off. A really simple technique but one that packs quite a nice look.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card:

 

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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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne