Sweet Baby Card for A Sweet Baby

A neighbor of mine recently welcomed a new grandson. He is the third child for one of her daughters, a son following two lovely daughters. The little ducks from Fable Friends just called out to me for this baby card.

Sweet Baby, Fable Friends stamp set, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Well Written Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Sweet Baby Card:

I just love this stamp from the Fable Friends stamp set. There are lots of ways I could have colored it but I choose to use some of my Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. The Blender Pen is just the perfect tool to smooth out the colors. The little hearts are some Heart Epoxy Droplets that I colored with a Balmy Blue Blend (Dark).  I cut the piece out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels.

Sweet Baby, Fable Friends stamp set, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Well Written Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Now, are you wondering about the Designer Paper in the background? It’s from the Come Sail Away selection. Who would think that you could use that beautiful nautical paper on a baby card!

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Come Sail Away with Scrapbooking

If you recall, last week I showed you a card I made using one of the cards from the Come Sail Away Memories and More card set. (You can see it here.) While I was scrapbooking the other day,  I used some of the materials from the card set and some others things from the Come Sail Away Suite. Here are two pages I put together.

Come Sail Away Memories & More Cards, Lined Alphabet stamp set, scrapbooking, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Last December, my husband and I took a River Cruise on the Rhine River. What a wonderful trip! These two pages show pictures from an afternoon when we sailed the Rhine and saw lots of castles and charming villages.

 

Design Notes from Come Sail Away Scrap Book Pages:

I have to confess, I am not an organized scrapper. Many people, I think, start out with a plan or sketch for a page and go from there. I just play around with things till I think I like how they look. I knew I wanted to use some of the Come Sail Away Designer Paper and the Memories and More Cards. Because I used that paper, it was easy to determine coordinating colors for the mats for the pictures and journaling card.

Come Sail Away Memories & More Cards, Lined Alphabet stamp set, scrapbooking, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I used the Lined Alphabet stamp set and White Craft ink for the title.

Come Sail Away Memories & More Cards, Lined Alphabet stamp set, scrapbooking, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

It was fun to use some Framelits to crop the pictures, Stitched Nested Labels Dies and the Layering Circles Dies.

I used some of the stickers from the Card set and one of the dies from the Smooth Sailing dies set.

Come Sail Away Memories & More Cards, Lined Alphabet stamp set, scrapbooking, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Now, to finish a few more pages…..

 

 

Purchase List for Come Sail Away Scrap Book Pages:

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When I took the pictures, I did not have the pages in the page Protectors, too much glare. But don’t forget to stock up on those before you start your next scrap book project.

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A Twist on Hugs From Shelli

This month’s (gorgeous) Paper Pumpkin kit was called Hugs From Shelli. Shelli Gardner,  the founder of Stampin’ Up!  was involved in designing the kit. The cards were fabulous and, as usual, there were a few things left over.

This card is also my entry in this month’s International Blog Highlights.

Can you vote for my card? Just click here or on the banner above to go to the voting website. My card is # 27. Just click on the heart in the upper right. That’s all you need to do!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit made lots of cards. I made them all into thank you cards for my customers. Here’s a sample of each card. (There were three of each one.)

   

 

Additional Materials for Hugs From Shelli Card:

Tuesday, after noon Mountain Time, you can purchase these materials!

 

 

 

 

 

Pick a Pennant – It’s a Party!

Whenever a new catalog comes out, that means some things are retiring. I get excited about wonderful, new things but also a little sad about some of the things that will be retiring. Pick a Pennant is one of the retiring stamp sets. I’m glad I had one more chance to show it to you before it departs. I made some birthday party invitations for Goddaughter Anne Marie’s daughter Lia who will turn 6 very soon. She wanted a cat themed party. What do you think of my punch art cat?

Pick a Pennant stamp set, Playful Pennants Framelits dies, party invitation, Ginghma Gala Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

You can see some other cards I made using the Pick a Pennant stamp set here, and here.

Design Notes for Pick A Pennant Invitation:

I think if you are almost six, like cats and purple this invitation is a hit! I had fun figuring out how to make the cat. Lots of punches, some sponging and a little drawing.

  • Head- 2″ Circle Punch
  • Ears – Cut free hand
  • Eyes – White part, 1/2″ Circle punch, Black part from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
  • Nose – Also from Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, half of the bow!

Pick a Pennant stamp set, Playful Pennants Framelits dies, party invitation, Brushwork Alphabet stamp set, Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the banner with the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set.

Purchase List for Pick A Pennant Invitation:

Remember, lots of these items are retiring (Pick A Pennant stamp set, Playful Pennants Framelits, Pick A Pennant Bundle, Brushwork Alphabet stamp set and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper). Order now so you will not be disappointed.

 

 

This and That:

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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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Tea Together Treats

Yesterday I went to a lovely tea. It was a fund raiser for a group my BFF is involved with. In addition to tea and lovely treats, there was a terrific a capella group. All in all, a lovely afternoon. Of course, I wanted to make some treats for everyone at the table and created these little boxes. I used the Tea Together stamp set from the Occasions catalog.

Tea Together stamp set, treat box, Tea Time Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The box held three Ghirardelli chocolates.

Tea Together stamp set, treat box, Tea Time Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for Tea Together Treat Box:

It’s never a bad day when I get to use my Stampin’ Blends markers. The tea cups and flowers were stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink then colored in with the Blends. The Framelits made them easy to cut out. I used some Old Olive card stock to make a belly band around the little container I made.

The box was really easy. Here are the measurements and directions if you’d like to make one.

  • Cut card stock to 4 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

treat box, Tea Together, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

  • Score along long side at 2″, 2 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.

treat box, Tea Together, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

  • Score along short side at 3/4″ and 3 1/2″. (3/4″ from each side.)

treat box, Tea Together, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

  • Fold on score lines.
  • Cut as shown below, red lines indicate cutting.

treat box, Tea Together, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

treat box, Tea Together, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

  • If you want to add Designer Paper use two pieces cut 2″ x 3″ and one piece cut 3/4″ x 3″ (Cut slightly smaller if you want a little card stock to show. )
  • Adhere Designer paper.
  • Use Tear & Tape to hold box together.
  • Create a belly band from 1″ x 8 1/2″ piece of card stock.
  • Decorate as you wish.

Tea Together stamp set, treat box, Tea Time Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Tea Together Treat Box:

The stamp set and Framelits I used will carry over to the new catalog. However, the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is going to retire. Be sure to add some to your order.

 

This and That:

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 April, which is FHUCZP6P. 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