Broadway Bound Anniversary Card

Some friends of ours are celebrating their anniversary this week. I wanted something festive and colorful for their card. I looked at Broadway Bound Specialty Paper and looked no further!

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This paper just screams “Celebrate” to me!

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Anniversary Card:

The main feature of this card is the great designer paper. The layers at the bottom are taken from the colors of the dots on the paper: Gold, Basic Black, and Gray Granite. I added a bit of Lemon Lime Twist to give it a little color. The sentiment, stamped on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock, is from the Stitched All Around stamp set. After punching it out with the Everyday Label Punch, I backed it with a piece of Gold Foil card stock.

After I made this card, I decided I wanted to see how it would look with a narrow border of Lemon Lime Twist.

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Do you like one better than the other?

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Two More Things….

First, have you voted for my card? I hope so. Just to remind you. I am participating in a Blog Highlight this week. If you would, click here or on the image below. That will take you to the blog post. Find my card, #14, and click on the heart on the upper right hand side. You should get a message that you voted. Thanks so much. If I land in the top ten, I’ll be able to participate in a Blog Hop in early August. Thanks!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

Going On An Animal Expedition!

It’s aI think this title sounds like I’m off to a safari in Africa! I wish! Animal Expedition is the name of a package of fabulous Designer Series Paper. I used it for my card for this week’s sketch challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

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I’m not sure if the frog looks happy or scared! Maybe all the alligators have him a little worried.

Here’s the sketch from this week’s Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge.

TSOT

Design Notes For Animal Expedition Card:

Well, as usual, I changed the challenge up a bit. I changed the orientation of the card, but that’s okay!

The Animal Outing stamp set is really one of my favorites. I used one of the cute sentiments and the stamp of the frog on a branch. A little coloring with Watercolor Pencils and I was finished most of the card. I wrapped a bit of Black Baker’s Twine across the top. A layer or two, placed it on the Animal Expedition Designer Paper and done! Sometimes the best cards are the easiest!

 

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Sale! It’s A Sale! Sale!

Remember, designer paper is on sale. Buy three get the fourth one FREE! Animal Expedition is one of the papers on sale.

DSP Sale

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

Manly Monday with Rooted In Nature

In our constant search for great cards for men, I think I’ve hit on a winner. I love this gate fold card made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I hope you agree. It’s only made better by using the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

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This card could be for any occasion, birthday, hello, Get Well, whatever.

Design Notes for Rooted in Nature Card:

Does it look like two different pieces of designer paper? That was what I was going for. The piece on the right is, in fact, some of the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The piece on the right is Soft Suede card stock stamped with Soft Suede ink and one of the stamps from Rooted in Nature stamp set,

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I made the belly band a bit wider than I would ordinarily. The tree stamp is tall, so I made the belly band a little bigger to accommodate it. I added a thread I cut from a piece of Burlap Ribbon to the belly band to give the card front some depth and texture. Just the right touch, don’t you think?

The tree stamp is pretty amazing. I inked up the stamp with Tranquil Tide then used an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to add some color to the tree trunk.

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Accordion Fold Card with Nature’s Poem

Yesterday I went to a shoe box swap. What’s a shoe box swap you ask? Some demonstrators get together. (Fun right there!) Everyone brings all the materials to make a card in a shoe box. If five people are coming, bring enough to make five, etc. It turns out, a few of us made cards with different folds. I’ll be showing some of those in the days to come. I made a card with an accordion fold and used the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

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Design Notes for Nature’s Poem Card and a GIFT!

I actually made four different versions of this card. Each one takes about half of a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. Since I needed to make nine for our swap, I made different versions. I’ve put the directions into a PDF document that you can download and print out. Yes, I knew you would like that idea! A little gift from me!

Directions for Accordion Card

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Supply List for Nature’s Poem Card:

The list below includes all the card stock I used for the four different cards.

 

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

 

 

 

Nature’s Poem Card for Jerry

Have you noticed? I’ve been trying to show a card appropriate for men about once a week. Maybe I’ll call it “Manly Monday”! I know that lots of people struggle with this. So, I’ve been pushing to help you out! Here’s a card I made for my husband for our recent anniversary. I used the Nature’s Poem Designer Paper.

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He seemed to like it. Sometimes hard to tell!

Design Notes for Nature’s Poem Card:

I think almost all of the papers in this package of Designer Paper are appropriate for a masculine card. It was really just a matter of picking one! The strip of card stock across the card is a coordinating color, Tranquil Tide. I also stamped the sentiment, from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, with Tranquil Tide ink. The Everyday Label Punch was just the right size and shape for this card. The Burlap Ribbon and one of the Leaves Trinkets added just enough texture and interest.

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Supply List for Nature’s Poem Card:

 

Buy the Bundle!

A few days ago I showed you a card where I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the coordinating Framelits. They are all part of the Nature’s Poem Suite. You can see that card here.

Here are some cards from the catalog using the materials in this suite. There are also twines, Leaves Trinkets and a card stock pack. See page 144 in the catalog.

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When you are ready to order, just go to my 24-7 on-line store. This month I am sending everyone who orders $50 or more a sampling of the five In-Color ribbons. Just a little thank you from me.

Hope your week is off to a good start.

Dianne

P.S. Do you think I should make Masculine cards a weekly feature?