This Little Piggy Brings Belated Greetings

Oops! I forgot a birthday. I hate it when that happens, don’t you? But, I got to card making and hope this cute card will help the receiver overlook the lateness.

This Little Piggy stamp set, Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set, Embossing Paste, Belated Birthday, #GDP195, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Challenge. Be sure to click on the banner below to go over to their page and see all of the great cards with balloons.

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Design Notes for This Little Piggy Belated Card:

Well, the piggy in the stamp set is holding a flower, but that didn’t stop me from adding balloons. After I colored him in with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen, I cut it out – and cut off the flower and stamp. It was easy to then add some balloons, one stamped with a greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays.

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The fun part of this card was adding the clouds. Easy to do with some Shimmery White Embossing Paste and a Palette Knife. And, do you like the little kisses on the balloons? I think I just discovered that stamp!

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Gift Bags With A Little Smile

Are you thinking that the gift bag has a little smile? Sorry to disappoint. I decorated some gift bags with materials left over from this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, A Little Smile.

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Here’s a peek at this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

It was so much fun to put this kit together. And, as usual, I had some great things left over!

Design Notes for A Little Smile Gift Bags:

The most fun part of the bag was creating the sand for the beach chair. I used some Shimmery Embossing Paste. I mixed some of the paste with of few drops of Crumb Cake ink on a Silicon Mat. Voila! Sand! The cute palm tree, and the shells were from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

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On the tags, I used just a scrap of paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. Again, I used some left over shells and linen thread.

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As much as I enjoyed making the darling cards from the Paper Pumpkin kit, I love challenging myself to make something creative with the bits that are left over!

 

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Baby Congrats with Better Together

Some friends recently welcomed a baby girl, Grace, into their family. For so many reasons, this was terrific news. Well, isn’t a new baby always wonderful news? I love looking for just the right sentiment and designing beautiful baby cards.

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I also made this card for this week’s color challenge over at Global Design Project. Just click on the icon below to go to the web site and see all the terrific cards using this fabulous color combination!

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Design Notes for Better Together Baby Card:

Well, first I have to ‘fess up to my oops. As I gathered the materials to create this card, I mistakenly grabbed Blushing Bride Ink Refill and Card Stock, instead of Petal Pink. I didn’t realize it until I was all finished. So, if you want to duplicate this card, try Petal Pink, I bet it will be beautiful!

This card is loaded with texture. The Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam pieces were run through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder. Don’t you love embossing folders? Such an easy way to get a big impact. The real texture addition is from the Embossing Paste. The paste itself is white. But, it’s so easy to add some color. Put a dollop of the paste on a Silicone Craft Mat, add a few drops of Ink Refill and mix with one of the Palette Knives. Yes, it’s that easy. Just spread your newly colored Embossing Paste over one of the Masks and there you have it. Let the paste dry for a few minutes before you do anything else with it.

The sentiment piece is from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. There are all kinds of great pre-cut labels in that kit. Don’t overlook it!

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Paper Tearing with Sea of Textures

Today I am going to show you a card made with the great Sea of Textures stamp set and also show you a video about paper tearing. I’m a designer on the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday site and today I’m presenting the technique challenge for July.

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I love that octopus! AFTER I stamped and cut him out, I realized it’s not a very realistic color. However, I’m claiming artistic license and we’re going with the Blackberry Bliss.

 

Design Notes for Sea of Textures Card:

The octopus and the coral were easy. I stamped and then cut them out with the Under the Sea Framelits. I cut the reef out and used the piece of card stock as a mask. Next, I used some Shimmery White Embossing Paste to create the reef effect.

Did you look carefully at the octopus? At his eyes? I used two tiny pieces from the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles and the Fine Tip Glue Pen to give him eyes!

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Learn about the paper tearing techniques in the video below.

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The Sea of Textures stamp set is part of a bundle. Buy both and save 10%. The stamp set comes in either clear mount or wood mount.

 

It’s July1!

Today the sale on Designer Paper begins. Please email me ([email protected]) with your order. Or you can go to my 24-7 on-line store.

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Also, don’t forget that you can now purchase the new colors of Stampin’ Blends! Just add them to your order.

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Hope you are enjoying a great weekend.

Today is the golf card parade in our community. All the kids are here. We’re going patriotic with the cart decorations this year (and keeping it simple!) Pictures to follow!

Dianne

 

 

Pick A Pennant Thank You Cards

I love what I do. Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is fun. I get to meet lots of great people and share what I love to do. When I saw that the theme for this week’s Global Design Project was “Love It – Live it- Share It” , I thought that customer thank you notes would fit into that theme perfectly.  And isn’t the Pick A Pennant stamp set the perfect way so say thanks!

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Design Notes For Pick A Pennant Note Card:

Well, I must start off with a confession. I believe that I got this stamp set when I was in Hartford, CT at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event. For some reason, I just haven’t used it until today. That’s pretty much when I realized that I have yet to buy the Framelits that go with this set! (That will soon be remedied!) So the pennants and bird were fussy cut. Not hard but not as nicely done as they would be with the Framelits. Ah well, live and learn.

Pick A Pennant stamp set, Embossing Paste, Thank you note card, #GDP143, Stampin' Up! , diannescards.com

This card was pretty easy to put together. Once I had settled on the colors, I stamped the pennants in Mint Macaron and then used the darker, Pacific Point ink for the letters. I love using the Shimmery White Embossing Paste and figured it would give the card some nice texture as well as someplace for the bird to land!

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