Gingham Gala – A Sweet Suite!

Have you seen the suite of products in the new Occasions catalog called Gingham Gala? You will love it! I’ve been having fun with the papers, stamps and punch. Here’s a card I made for a swap a week or so ago.

Gingham Gala Suite, Butterfly Gala stamp set, Butterfly duet Punch, Stamin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Gingham Gala Card:

I had not made a gate fold card in awhile. So, why not. I think it’s a good way to show off this particular designer paper. Just about three years ago, I created a video on how to make this kind of card. Check out the video here.

Apparently, I’ve gotten better at making videos as now I don’t seem to have them at such an odd angle!

The front of this card is really the best part however, I used the squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the background for the butterfly. After I stamped, painted with Blends and punched it out, I added it to the front and then stamped on the antennae. Oh, make sure you stamp the body before you punch it out! I finished it off with a bit of Wink of Stella.

When you use the Butterfly Duet Punch, you get two butterflies. Bonus!  Since I just used one on the front of the card, I saved the second one for the inside.

Gingham Gala Suite, Butterfly Gala stamp set, Butterfly duet Punch, Stamin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Gingham Gala Card:

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link  for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

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, KF3FW4VB. 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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It’s All About the Frosted Floral

There are lots of Designer Papers I like, some I really like. But, Frosted Floral has to be one of my all time favorites. The colors are beautiful for most any season and the shimmery white finish is just amazing. I decided to create a card that would be easy to make and highlight this gorgeous paper.

 

Frosted floral, Friendly Expressions stamp set, Congratulations, Triple Banner Punch, #simplestamping, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Can you see that I actually was able to show two of the beautiful patterns?

 

Design Noted for Frosted Floral Card:

I think this card is really a good choice for a beginning stamper – paper, ink, stamps. Ok, I added a little bit of Linen Thread and used a punch, but really, it’s a very easy card! The main piece of designer paper measures, 4″ x 5 1/4″, the smaller piece is 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. The Blackberry Bliss is 1 13/8″ x 5 1/4 and the Whisper White is 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp, punch, add some Dimensionals and you are done!

 

Frosted floral, Friendly Expressions stamp set, Congratulations, Triple Banner Punch, #simplestamping, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Frosted Floral Card:

 

 

This and That:

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Winter is Coming – Really!

Do you remember the game, Tic – Tac – Toe? Well, over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, we are doing a card making version, Tic – Tac – Tuesday. I made this Winter card as a sample for this challenge.

Winter, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, Under the Mistletow Designer Series Paper, Softly Falling TIEF, Large Letter Framelits, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the banner for the challenge, I did the vertical – Foil, Winter, and Plaid.Go on over to the site later today (yes, Monday) and see all the other designer samples.

Tic - Tac - Tuesday #6, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Winter Card:

It all started with plaid. I knew I had some of one of the plaid papers from Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper package. Winter? BRRR just came to my mind. I love using the Large Letter Framelits, so it all just fell together.

With this picture you can see the sentiment from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set on the inside.

Winter, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, Under the Mistletow Designer Series Paper, Softly Falling TIEF, Large Letter Framelits, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

And can you ever go wrong with a z- fold card? This is actually a double z fold. I guess I just needed more room for all the r’s! I used the Softly Falling embossing folder on the Garden Green Card Stock to add a little texture. After the embossing, I added just a hint of white with a dauber and some Craft White ink. A few Silver Glimmer snow flakes finished off the card.

Supply List for Winter Card:

 

This and That:

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Nothing Sweeter for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

It’s Tuesday. Try Stampin’ on Tuesday has a new challenge today. I created one of the samples for the challenge using the Nothing Sweeter stamp set. I used some of my favorite Designer Paper, Under the Mistletoe! (Oh, please scroll to the end to find out all about today’s big sale!)

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, Under the Mistletow Designer Series Paper, Twinkle Builder Punch, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Here’s the sketch for this challenge. You should try it!

Try Stampin' On Tuesday, 382

 

Design Notes for Nothing Sweeter Christmas Card:

What a fun card this was to create. I’ve been itching to use my new Nothing Sweeter stamp set so this was the perfect opportunity. Stamp first with the Old Olive ink, then decorate with Real Red. Could it be any easier?

Cutting out the trees was easy with the Sweetly Stitched Framelits Dies. The strip along the side was just a plain strip of card stock transformed by one of the Sweetly Stitched Framelits. Can’t you imagine using it for lots of great projects?

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, Under the Mistletow Designer Series Paper, Twinkle Builder Punch, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Two scraps of the Under The Mistletoe paper were left on my craft table but found a purpose. Well, two purposes!

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, Under the Mistletow Designer Series Paper, Twinkle Builder Punch, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com Nothing Sweeter stamp set, Under the Mistletow Designer Series Paper, Twinkle Builder Punch, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I can’t bear to waste any of that great paper!

 

Supply List for Nothing Sweeter Christmas Card:

The stamp set and framelits are part of a Bundle! Buy the Bundle – save 10%!

 

This and That:

Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Earlier to day I sent out a post showing images of all of the stamp sets that are on sale TODAY ONLY!

Check it out here!

Here’s the list. (Images of all of the stamp sets are in earlier post.) Be sure to email me as soon as you can to order. Or go to my 24-7 on-line store to order. Remember to use the October Host Code.

30th birthday sale items, Stampin' Up!

Thanks,

Dianne

 

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!, diannescards.com

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!

#GDP159

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!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Frosted Floral Card:

 

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.

http://bit.ly/VoteForMeKyliesHighlightsAugust

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

 

Thanks so much!

Dianne