It’s a Verdant Garden of Loveliness

Even the name of this stamp set is lovely – Verdant Garden! It just seems sweet and restful to me. I made an anniversary card using this set, but it could certainly be a wedding card.

Verdant Garden stamp set, Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Timeless Label Punch, Wedding/anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t this a great color combination, Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam.

 

 

Design Notes for Verdant Garden Card:

I know you will want to have this stamp set once you see how versatile it is. There are so many occasions that you can use it for. The sentiments are perfect for wedding and anniversary but the image stamps are approtriate for so many more occasions. I’ll be bringing you some other samples soon.

Verdant Garden stam[p set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

For this card, I used the Subtle Embossing Folder to add some texture to the Soft Sea Foam card stock. Next, I added some of the sweet 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim to the bottom of the Mint Macaron piece. After I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White, I used the Timeless Label Punch. Before I adhered the Mint Macaron piece, I punched out a label. Then I used that piece for a background layer for the sentiment.

Verdant Garden stamp set, Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Timeless Label Punch, Wedding/anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Verdant Garden Card:

The Verdant Garden stamp set coordinates so well with the Garden Lane Designer Paper. Be sure to get both.

This and That:

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Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye

One of the prettiest stamp sets in our current Stampin’ Up! catalog is the Dragonfly Dreams set. Sadly, it is going to retire soon, Dragonfly Dreams goodbye. Not to worry, it will be replaced by lots of other beautiful things! I made this card a few weeks ago for a swap and wanted to share it with you in case you are in need of some inspiration.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I got to use some fun techniques on this one!

Design Notes for Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye Card:

Of course, the dragonfly is the star of this card. I stamped the image on a piece of vellum with some Soft Sea Foam ink and them immediately added some clear embossing powder. After I heat embossed it, I used the Detailed Dragonfly dies to cut it out. Did you know that you can emboss with regular ink instead of Versamark? You need a well inked pad. (Another reason to be sure to purchase a refill when you buy the ink pad.) You also need to act quickly – add the powder and heat right away.

The other interesting part of this card is the dry embossing. I used a Sponge Brayer and added Soft Sea Foam ink to the inside of the Petal Burst Embossing folder with a Foam Brayer. The Whisper White card stock piece was embossed the same way and then fit into the Soft Sea Foam piece.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The tag was stamped on Whisper White card stock and rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I finished off the tag with some sponging and ribbon.

Purchase List for Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye Card:

This and That:

The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Framelits, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, that I used for today’s card are retiring as are so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.

retiring

Just click on the banner above to go to my 24-7 on-line store to see what’s retiring and what you need to get before it’s gone.

Please use the Host Code for May, which is JTAPEHHY 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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Dianne

Itty Bitty Greetings for Easter

There’s still time. If you want to make a quick Easter card that is. I used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set  to make this card to send to some friends.

Itty Bitty Greetings, Springtime Impressions Dies, #GDP185, Country floral Embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project. I have to admit, it was a real challenge for me, The task was to create a monochrome card, not something I would ordinarily do!

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Global Desing Project 185

 

 

Design Notes for Itty Bitty Greetings Card:

This card contains some of my favorite things! I love the butterfly die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits set. The Country Floral is currently my favorite, most versatile, embossing folder. I’m generally not a fan of purple but I think with all of the white, I like the Gorgeous Grape here. The card itself is pretty straightforward. It occurred to me while I assembled the card, that is a real lesson in using adhesives.

First, I used Tear & Tape when adhering the embossed piece to the Gorgeous Grape layer. Whenever you have an embossed piece, but sure to use a sturdy adhesive to adhere the bumpy layer.

Next I used some Glue Dots to adhere the ribbon. Really, it’s the easiest way to add ribbons.

Finally, I used some Mini Dimensions to adhere the sentiment. It’s pretty narrow so the Mini Glue Dots were perfect.

I also used some SNAIL to adhere Gorgeous Grape piece to the card base.

Oh, my final step was not an adhesive but a way to add just a touch of glimmer. I used Wink of Stella on the butterfly just to add that feeling of lightness.

Itty Bitty Greetings, Springtime Impressions Dies, #GDP185, Country floral Embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Itty Bitty Greetings:

Notice that Itty Bitty Greetings is currently available in both Wood mount and clear mount. If you like wood mount stamps, time is running out. In the new catalog, very few stamps will be available in wood mount.

 

This and That:

retiring

On June 3, we will have a wonderful new catalog go live. In the meantime, things that are retiring are available for a short while.

Here is a link to my web page and the lists of retiring products. Note that some items are retiring, some will be available but not in wood mount. Many items that were bundled in the current catalog will not be available as a bundle. So, if you are interested in those items, get them now!

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

Fable Friends for Spring Greetings

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”  I guess after all the recent wind, rain, snow and general cold weather, I am needing a little spring. The so sweet stamp set, Fable Friends, seems to have just the right things – baby ducks and a spring welcome.

Fable Friends stamp set, spring card, Layering Ovals Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Simple Stripes TIEF, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The layout for this card was inspired by this week’s challenge over at Global Design challenge. Click here or on the banner to go to the website and check out all the great cards and projects.

#GDP178

 

Design Notes for Fable Friends Card:

I loved making this card. I got to color! What fun. After I stamped the Mama and baby ducks with Basic Gray, I used some Watercolor Pencils to color them in and then used a Blender Pen to soften and even out the colors. When I put some card stock behind the image, it looked a little flat. Simple Stripes Embossing Folder to the rescue. I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock – twice. It was embossed one way then the other. Next, I used a Stamping Sponge and some Balmy Blue ink to highlight the stripes. Just the right touch, don’t you think?

Fable Friends stamp set, spring card, Layering Ovals Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Simple Stripes TIEF, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

My last touch was to add some Gingham Gala Designer Paper to the envelope flap.

Fable Friends stamp set, spring card, Layering Ovals Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Simple Stripes TIEF, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Fable Friends:

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices! On March 1, there will also be some more choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

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, BD6UQ44Y. 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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Floral Romance for February Thank You

I love to send cards to my customers to thank them for purchasing from me. It’s always fun for me to design something nice. This month, one of the cards we made in card class featured the Floral Romance paper and so I used a different piece from that collection for this card.

floral Romance DSP, Humming Along stamp set, Floral Romance Deigner Paper, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you think I went a little rogue with the colors –  Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Grapefruit Grove?

 

Design Notes for Floral Romance Designer Paper:

In the Floral Romance paper package, two of the papers are vellum. I used one that is primarily Powder Pink and backed it with a piece of Whisper White card stock to show off the pattern. First, I tried using a mat with Powder Pink but felt like it needed something with more color. So, the Pear Pizzazz mat – enhanced with some embossing with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder – added some color. One more try with Petal Pink but still no! I was inspired to use some Grapefruit Grove paper by the beautiful ribbon from the Organza Ribbon Comb – a Sale-A-Bration item that is back in stock!

I’m pretty happy with this color combination.

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One last thing.. I decided that the envelop needed a little love and wanted to try something I had seen online. I used the Edgelit die from the Be Mine Dies set.

Be Mine Framelits, Humming Along stamp set, Floral Romance Deigner Paper, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Floral Romance Designer Paper:

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

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, BD6UQ44Y. 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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Dianne