Frosted Floral for Fun Fold Friday

I think that you know that each Friday I try to feature a different fold for a card. In addition, I write up a photo tutorial to go along with it so that you can try out the folds yourself. This week I have a variation on a fold I did a few weeks ago. The fold is a Z fold but it’s a bit different because of the way I used the Designer Series Paper. In a spate a real creativity, I’m calling it Designer Series Paper Z fold.

Frost floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Abstract Impressions stamp set, z fold, Stampin' Up!,

I was also inspired to create this by this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project. Hop on over there to see some beautiful cards!


I think this card is both fallish and shows some love!


Design Notes for Frosted Floral Card:

Z fold cards are just fun. This one is a little tweek on that and is equally fun. I used Designer Paper to create the z fold. This works fine with most Designer Papers but is especially good with the more sturdy papers. I must say, this card is perhaps a little busier than I usually present. The Designer Paper has a great pattern of flowers, then I stamped flowers on the sentiment piece. But, I think it works! Good to step outside my box from time to time! The flower stamps from the Abstract Impressions stamp set are simple stamped. the set has other stamps that you can use to add more depth and details but I went with just the single stamping. Call me a rebel. The directions for the fold are in the tutorial. Designer Series Paper Z Fold Card

Frost floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Abstract Impressions stamp set, z fold, Stampin' Up!,

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Just a Little More…

Have you voted for my card over at Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights? I hope you will. If I land in the top 10, I’ll be part of a blog hop later this month.

To vote, just click here and then click on the heart on my card, #11.


Thanks so much!


Congrats and Keep Crafting Forever

It’s always fun to make a Congratulations card. I have a downline who is close to promoting. I want to be ready with congratulations!  The Crafting Forever stamp set was a natural choice for this card.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Share What You Love specialty DSP, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescrds.comToday I am part of a Blog Hop! (Thanks for your votes!)

Design Notes for Crafting Forever Card:

Well, I had fun with some of my favorite products when I made this card. First, I heat embossed the sentiment and the pot of brushes – always a fun time for me. Then I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the brushes. But, my newest fun item also showed up. I used some of the Shimmer Paint on the card stock. You may know that many of the sheets of paper in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack have a pearl finish. I love that. However, I realized that the two papers I chose for this card did not have the pearl finish. Shimmer Paint to the rescue. Shake, dauber – pearl finish! Now I have Pearly paper whenever I want with the swish of a dauber.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!,

I also added some of the Designer Paper to the inside and to the envelope.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Share What You Love specialty DSP, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!,

Here are the links to other stops only the way. You are sure to see some other great cards and projects.


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Be sure to visit the other participants along the blog hop!

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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!,



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!


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!,

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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Last Chance for September Paper Pumpkin:

Paper Pumpkin, September kit, Stampin' Up!,

Well, Paper Pumpkin is always a fun surprise. This month will be no exception. The box is even going to be cool. You have until tomorrow evening to subscribe, resubscribe or unsuspend your subscription. Click on the image above to go right to the spot where you can subscribe.


Bonus Days Redemption

Don’t forget, if you earned a coupon or coupons in August, you have only until the end of this month to redeem them.


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.







Anticipating Retirement with Broadway Bound

Our part time neighbor, Sue, is retiring at the end of this school year. I wanted to create something special to help her keep track of the days remaining in her outstanding career. The numerals from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper offered a perfect assist.

Broadway Bound DSP, Pick A Pennant stamp set, Retirement, Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge, Stampin' Up!,

I’d guess that any teacher in America has a special relationship with the number 180. Generally, that’s the number of student days in a school year. A teacher, or in this case, a school nurse, staring work today and retiring at the end of this school year knows that there are 180 days left in her career.

I also made this card for this week’s sketch challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

TSOT sketch challenge, sept 3, 2018, diannescards.comThey’ve also added a theme challenge.

TSOT sketch challenge, sept 3, 2018,

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Card:

Well, you’ve probably figured out that I turned the sketch on it’s side so that my stripes are from right to left rather than top to bottom. The red and white paper is from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper package while the Blueberry Bushel paper is from the In-Color Paper Pack. I made little pocket from some Lovely Lipstick card stock. The top of each pocket was created with Everyday Label Punch. By the way, I used some Tear & Tape to adhere the little pockets to the front of the card. It’s good to use that on areas that you think will have some stress placed on them.

The numeral cards were really easy. I just cut out the numerals I needed from one of the sheets of the Broadway Bound Paper and then mounted them on Whisper White Card stock,

Broadway Bound DSP, TSOT, Triple Banner Punch, Stampin' Up!


Here’s a look at the Broadway Bound Designer Paper.

Broadway Bound Specialty Desi=gner Series Paper, Stampin' Up!,

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Don’t Forget:

Bonus Days Redemption

Do you have coupons that you earned in August? You can redeem them this month. I will totally understand if you want to wait until Wednesday when the Holiday Catalog goes live.

Holiday Catalog, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a great day.



Tailored Tag Punch for Manly Monday

Sometimes we need to remember and recognize someone in our life who is really wonderful. I think I forget this a little too often. I’ve made a card that can meet this need with the Tailored Tag Punch. Now to find the man for the card…just kidding.

Tailored Tag Punch, Masculine, Twinkle Twinkle Designer SEries Paper, Twinkle Builder Punch, Stampin' Up!,

Could this be any easier?

Design Notes for Tailored Tag Punch Card:

I used some pretty unlikely materials for this Manly Monday card! First, the designer paper is called Twinkle, Twinkle. When I first saw it in the catalog, I thought about baby cards. I think I have not made a baby card with it yet! Next, the Twinkle Builder Punch. It’s part of a bundle with Little Twinkle stamp set (think  “Babies”) So, the lesson here, don’t relegate stamps or papers or punches to certain kinds of cards!

Stamping on Designer Paper or card stock that isn’t Whisper White or Very Vanilla is always something I approach with some trepidation. However, I think this time stamping on the Gray Granite was pretty successful. I wanted the sentiment to pop a bit, so I backed it with some Night of Navy card stock. After punching some hexagons from the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper and one from Soft Sea Foam card stock, I just had to arrange the shapes. The final touch was to add a few stars punched with the Twinkle Builder Punch.

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Bonus Coupons:

Bonus Days Redemption

If you earned a coupon (or coupons) in August, now is the time to redeem it. You may want to wait until Wednesday if you have your eye on some things from the Holiday Catalog!

Holiday Catalog, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

This catalog goes live on Wednesday. Email me if you need a catalog. I’d love to be your demonstrator!


Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a pleasant Labor Day.