Perfect Parcels and Petals – Part 2

You may recall a week or so ago, I posted a card made with the Parcels and Petals stamp set. (Check it out here.) I promised you that I would show you something that showed the Parcel part of the set. The Perfect Parcels dies make really perfect parcels!

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I made these adorable boxes as door prizes for my classes this month. Each box is filled with Hershey Miniatures, individually wrapped!

 

 

Design Notes for Perfect Parcels Boxes:

These boxes were so much fun to make. The dies, of course, made it easy. Remember, whenever you are making a box or container, use Tear & Tape to be sure it will stay together. Here’s the box, before belly band.

Parcels and Petals stamp set, Perfect Parcels Dies, Gift box, Mosaic Mood specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

The belly band was a strip of the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper and some Scalloped Linen Ribbon topped with a sentiment and background piece. The sentiment and background piece were also cut from dies in the Perfect Parcels Dies set. I finished it all off with one of the Bird Ballad Trinkets.

Parcels and Petals stamp set, Perfect Parcels Dies, Gift box, Mosaic Mood specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

 

Oh, are you wondering what I put inside? There are so many choices. But, I went with my fallback, Hershey Nuggets. I wrapped each one with some Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Parcels and Petals stamp set, Perfect Parcels Dies, Gift box, Mosaic Mood specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

Nine Nuggets fit comfortably in each box. I probably could have fit in a few more!

 

 

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Very Versailles – Can You Resist?

Did you get it? The resist part of the title refers to the fact that I used the emboss resist technique with the Very Versailles stamp set. I hadn’t done that it so long and it really seemed perfect for this stamp set.

Ver Versailles stamp set, Butterfly Gal stamp set, emboss resist, Woven threads Designer Series Paper, Butterfly duet Punch, Scalloped Lace Trim, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Very Versailles Card:

Do you know how to do emboss resist technique? It’s easy, really!

  1. Emboss design on card stock using Versamark ink and either clear or white embossing powder.
  2. After you heat the powder, use a sponge and ink pad to add color over your embossed image.
  3. Use a paper towel or cloth to remove any extra ink so that the stamped image will pop a bit. This step is optional. Since I wanted a more subtle look, I did not do that on this card.

Here’s a link to a card I made in the spring using the emboss resist technique.

 

I also tried something I don’t think of too often. You might not even notice it but I stamped the butterflies on Designer Paper. I get stuck in the idea that you have to stamp on card stock. Not so!

Ver Versailles stamp set, Butterfly Gal stamp set, emboss resist, Woven threads Designer Series Paper, Butterfly duet Punch, Scalloped Lace Trim, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

To finish off this lovely card, I found a piece of the Woven Threads Designer Paper that was just the right size to add to the back flap of the envelope. Don’t you love this paper?

Ver Versailles stamp set, Butterfly Gal stamp set, emboss resist, Woven threads Designer Series Paper, Butterfly duet Punch, Scalloped Lace Trim, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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It Starts With Art

One of my good friends and downline Janet, and I are going to a crop day on Saturday. Crop days are generally days when scrapbookers get together and work without interruptions for hours, all day and into the night. Doesn’t that sound like fun? I may bring some scrapbooking things but will probably work on things for an upcoming craft fair. I thought it would be fun to make a card for Janet using the It Starts With Art stamp set. It’s just so appropriate!

It Starts With Art stamp set, Follow Your Art Designer Paper, Arts & Crafts dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge. Click on the banner below to see all of the other great projects.

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Design Notes for It Starts With Art Card:

I thought this was really a fun sketch. There are so many elements from the It Starts with Art Suite that I used. The background layer is from the great Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. Have you seen it? What great designs.

It was hard to choose!

I also used a few of the dies from the Arts & Crafts Dies set – the pencils, the binder clip, the paper clip and the buttons border. Finally, I used a few of the stamps. Can you pick them out?

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I cut an extra row of buttons and decided to use them on the inside!

It Starts With Art stamp set, Follow Your Art Designer Paper, Arts & Crafts dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Free As A Bird Says Thanks

Thank you. Two little words that can mean so much. I seem to always need some thank you cards. I just love the Free as a Bird stamp set and knew it would be perfect for a sweet thank you card.

Free as a Bird stamp set, Hello card, Bird Ballad Designer Paper, masking

I’m not sure what kind of bird I created here. I didn’t have any special bird in mind, I just liked the colors!

 

Design Notes for Free As A Bird Card:

This is actually a card we made in my July card classes. I think everyone liked it! Do you notice the bird and the branch behind him? We used masking to add the branch. (Otherwise it would have looked like the bird was being impaled by the branch! )

Using a mask is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Stamp the bird on a piece of Whisper White card stock.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

2. Place a mask over the stamped bird. A mask in this case is another stamped bird that has been cut out. Use just the tiniest bit of SNAIL adhesive so that the bird won’t move.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

3. Stamp with branch. When you remove the mask, the bird will have a branch behind him, not in him.

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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!

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Well Said for Retirement Congratulations

Recently,  one of our neighbors retired as a school nurse after a long and successful career. We joined her friends and family for a party a week or so ago. I wanted to make a special card for her. Now that she is retired, I think card making is in her future! I used both the Beautiful You and the Well Said stamp sets for her card.

Well Said stamp set, Beautiful You stamp set, Easel card, Retirement, quilter, Garden Lane Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for Well Said Retirement Card:

Easel cards are fun to create. I wrote up a tutorial for one awhile back. You can see it here, Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait. For this card, I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to make a strip that would hold the card up.

Well Said stamp set, Beautiful You stamp set, Easel card, Retirement, quilter, Garden Lane Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I love the new Garden Lane Designer Paper and used it as the background for the front. I thought it looked a bit quilt like. Appropriate since my friend is a quilter!

Well Said stamp set, Beautiful You stamp set, Easel card, Retirement, quilter, Garden Lane Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The joyful woman, from the Beautiful You stamp set, was first stamped in Basic Gray. Next, I colored in her dress, hat, etc with Watercolor Pencils. Finally, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out all the colors.

Well Said stamp set, Beautiful You stamp set, Easel card, Retirement, quilter, Garden Lane Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

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Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

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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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