I’m on a Gift Bag Binge!

I saw a video on Facebook a week or so ago. Ronda Wade showed how to make an adorable gift bag with a hanger for a card. It goes together so quickly. I’ve made three in the last day or so! I think this one will hold some cookies for a neighbor who will be celebrating a birthday soon.

Gift bag, Petal Passion DSP, birthday, Beautiful Day stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Don’t you love it!? I’m finally using some of the Designer Paper that I’ve been hoarding.

Design Notes for Gift Bag and Card:

All you really need for the gift bag is two sheets of the same Designer Series Paper. One sheet is used as 12″ x 12″ and the other is cut to 8″ x 12″.  Save the 4″ x 12″ piece for the card front. I wrote up a tutorial with lots of pictures. I thought it was a bit long to add here. Designer Series Gift Bag Tutorial

The card was easy, easy. I used some of the Petal Passion Designer Paper left over from the gift bag. Next, I backed that piece with Basic Black, then I added another piece of Black and created flags at each end. The flower was fun. It’s stamped with Memento Ink  on Whisper White card stock, Next I colored it with Stampin’ Blends. Finally, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to give it a bit of glitz!

Gift bag, Petal Passion DSP, birthday, Beautiful Day stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Gift Bag and Card:

 

It’s Going, Going,….

When last I looked, the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper was still available. However, things are going fast. The paper is available until May 31 – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. If it sells out, then it’s gone for good. Be sure to check the retirement lists and the sale list and place your order TODAY! I’ll send along a spool of Gold Ribbon to anyone who places an on-line order for $50 or more this month. Be sure to use the May Host Code to be eligible to win the Host Benefits. Here’s the May Host Code: PW97UEF.

Retiring from Annual Catalog: AC Retired List-US

Retiring from Occasions Catalog: OCC Retired List-US

Items retiring and on sale: AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

Hope you are having some fun this weekend.

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.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

Marquee Messages for Graduation Greetings!

I was looking around for something to use to create a graduation card for the daughter of a friend. Wow, like magic, the Marquee Messages stamp set jumped out at me!

Marquee Messages stamp set, Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, graduation, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' UP!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Marquee Messages Graduation Card:

This is just a fun stamp set! I stamped the actual marquee with Memento Balck ink and then stamped the sentiments with Cherry Cobbler. I wanted the lights to pop so I used some Glitter Enamel Dots. I colored the other light spots with a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker. I then mounted it on some Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.

Supply List for Marquee Messages Graduation Card:

 

Don’t Miss This!

Retiring, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As you probably know, lots of great things are retiring soon. The stamp set I used for today’s card, Marquee Messages is one of them. There are also some great accessories like the Glitter Enamel Dots that will be leaving. So, get your list together and order right away. Most items are only available while supplies last. Click on the links below to see what’s retiring from the Annual Catalog and from the Occasions catalog. Both of these catalogs are valid through May 31.

Annual Catalog AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog OCC Retired List-US

Remember, with each order $50 or more, I’ll send along a package of the Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you gift.

 

Beautiful You – Some Things Old and Some Things New!

Well, I couldn’t wait any longer. I was able to purchase some items from the new catalog after our On Stage event in Hartford a few weeks ago. I’ve been trying to focus on things that will be retiring but I just couldn’t keep my hands off. So, today’s post features a favorite stamp set that will be continuing, Beautiful You,  but also two new things.

Beautiful You stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Layering Ovals Framelits, Birthday card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

So, did you figure out which are the new products?

Design Notes for Beautiful You Card:

Well, I sure you noticed the beautiful new Designer Paper. It’s called Share What You Love. There are two great things about this paper, aside from the fact that it’s gorgeous! First, there are four of each sheet in the package. So you can use it with abandon. No need to horde! The other cool thing is that it has pearly highlights. You have to trust me on this, it doens’t show up in the picture!

The second new product is the truly yummy Velvet Ribbon. Of course, the Rich Razzleberry color is so rich and lovely but the ribbon also feels rich!

I also stamped the inside and used a little piece of the Designer Paper there. It’s just too pretty to throw away even a scrap!

Beautiful You stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Layering Ovals Framelits, Birthday card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Beautiful You Card:

You will be able to purchase items from the Suite, Share What You Love, starting on May 1. Isn’t that exciting?

 

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Hope you are having a great day. It was raining as I wrote this post. Hopefully, when it goes up, it will be sunny and beautiful.

Dianne

 

Tea for Twelve with Blooms & Wishes

Yesterday I went to a lovely tea. I made little favors for everyone at our table. Since I’ve finally mastered making little gift bags (See this post) that part was easy. I loved using the Blooms & Wishes stamp set for the cute tags.

Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Fresh Florals DSP, Gift Bag Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Don’t they just look like spring? The Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper is just so pretty.  I filled the bags with some tea cookies, chocolates (of course), a tea bag and some sugar packets.

 

Design Notes for Blooms & Wishes Gift Bags:

Well, the bags were easy. As you know, I’ve finally mastered the Gift Bag Punch Board and made the bags in no time. This time I made small bags. That required  just a change in paper size, but used the same steps. Once assembled, I worked on the tags. Since Fresh Fig was the darkest of the colors I used, I used that for the sentiment so it would be sure to show up. The flower was stamped with Powder Pink and the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist. I used a piece of card stock that was the same as the principle color in the paper of each bag to back the tag. Here’s a good look at the tag The coordinating ribbon was just looped behind.

Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Fresh Florals DSP, Gift Bag Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Supply List for Blooms & Wishes Gift Bags:

Oh, the Blooms & Wishes stamp set is going to retire. Be sure to put it on your list!

Retiring Designer Paper:

The paper that I used for these gift bags, Fresh Florals, is retiring soon. In fact, just about all of the current Designer Series Papers are retiring. These papers rarely show up on the Clearance Rack, so if you have some want – get it now. When you order on-line, be sure to sure the Host Code for this month, BDPHTPDQ. Order $50 or more and I’ll send you a package of Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you gift.

Check the retiring lists for the specific papers.

Annual Catalog – AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog – OCC Retired List-US

Hope you are having a great Monday.

Dianne