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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Big Birthday with Butterfly Beauty

One of my dearest customers, Jo, who has also become a friend, turns 90 soon. This weekend, her family had a lovely surprise luncheon for her. I was so pleased to be included. I knew that I wanted to make something lovely for this amazing lady. The Butterfly Beauty Thinlits seemed the perfect thing to create an elegant, special card.

Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Don’t you want to just touch those butterflies?

 

Design Notes for Butterfly Beauty Birthday Card:

To be honest, I put more time into thinking about the design than it took to create the card. Using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits dies made it easy. All of the butterflies are on one die!. Well all of the silver ones are one die and all of the Gorgeous Grapes ones are on one die. Take a look at the set of dies.

Beautiful butterfly dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

So, in addition to the two layering dies, you get lots and lots of smaller butterflies and some flourishes. You can use the group of butterflies as they are or cut them up and have five individual butterflies. This die set also coordinates with a beautiful stamp set,  Beauty Abounds. I haven’t had a chance to work with this set yet, but I will do that soon!

By the way, the Adhesive Sheets are perfect for using with these dies. Remember, I showed you that the other day when I was using these sheets for a Valentine. (Check it out here.)

Once I die cut and layered the butterflies, I tried some different colors of card stock for the background. I liked the Whisper White but realized it needed something more in the background. I used some Soft Sea Foam ink and the leaves from Petal Palette stamp set. It was just enough. Next, I added two more little touches. First, I added some Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon to tie in the layer behind the butterflies. Finally, a bit of bling! Just a few of the beautiful Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots and I was done.

Glitter Enamel Dots, Jo's card, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Butterfly Beauty Birthday Card:

Remember, the Beautiful Butterfly Thinlit Dies can be purchased separately but they are also part of a fabulous bundle.

 

 

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 Supply 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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P.S. Here’s a picture of the lovely birthday lady and her adoring fan!

Broadway Bound Suite Birthday for Jerry

Yesterday was my husband Jerry’s birthday. He’s a pretty low key guy and doesn’t like a lot of fuss. That doesn’t mean “no card” however! I pulled out some products from the Broadway Bound Suite to make something special for him.

Broadway Bound Suite, masculine birthday, Broadway Birthday stamp set, Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Glitzy but not over the top, right?

 

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Suite Birthday Card:

Simple but special… use specialty designer paper. I started by cutting two pieces of the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series paper and then used some of the gold piece for the Happy Birthday.

I added some of the Candle Embellishments. Nice but I still needed a little contrast. All it took was a little piece of ribbon.

Broadway Bound Suite, masculine birthday, Broadway Birthday stamp set, Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you know about using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets? Definitely a life saver when you are adhering things that are tiny or detailed like the Happy Birthday. Just add some of the Adhesive Sheet to the back of the paper you will be cutting. Go ahead and run through the Big Shot and then be happy when all you need to do is pull off the backing. Happy Dance!

Adhesive sheets, Srampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Broadway Bound Suite Birthday 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 Supply 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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Meant To Be My Valentine

You probably know that tomorrow – Thursday, the new Occasions catalog goes live. I can’t wait! There are so many terrific stamp sets, papers tools and embellishments. I picked one of my favorite stamp sets for today’s post, Meant To Be. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day cards and treats.

Meant to be stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Hummmm, I’m thinking it would also work great for anniversary.

Design Notes for Meant To Be Card:

First, the color combination. No brainer, right? But there are so many great shades of red! I went with Lovely Lipstick and glad I did. That’s one of the great things about Stampin’ Up!, he paper, the ink, the ribbons – all the same color.

I mounted most of the heart stamps from the stamp set onto one acrylic block and stamped on some Whisper White card stock. Voila, my own designer paper!

The Meant To Be stamp set is part of a bundle. The same set goes with a set of Framelits that you will love. The set includes lots of hearts and the cluster of hearts edgelits. That’s what I used for this card. Before I cut the hearts from the Gold Foil, I  backed that foil with some adhesive sheets. That way, after I cut the hearts, there was already adhesive on the whole piece. No mess, no fuss. Bonus time – all the little hearts also had adhesive! Win! Win!  Can you see where I scattered some? I put one on the inside as well.

Meant to be stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Meant To Be Card:

Remember, the stamp set and Framelits are part of a bundle, Save 10%!

 

 

This and That:

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List above 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. This is the area to look for when you order.

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A Sweet Card with Sweetly Stitched

Today’s card uses some of my favorite products from the Holiday Catalog. The Nothing Sweeter stamp set and Sweetly Stitched Framelits lead the list. The design was inspired by a sketch from this week’s Global Design Project challenge..

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, SWeetly Stitched Framelits, Suite Seasons Specialty Washi Tape, wink of Stella, Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes, #GDP166, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Here’s the logo from this week’s Global Design Challenge. Just click to go to the site.

 

#GDP166

 

Design Notes for Sweetly Stitched Card:

The stamp set, Nothing Sweeter and the Sweetly Stitched Framelits are part of a Bundle, You know what I say – buy the Bundle, save 10%, be 100% happy! Here’s a look at the items.

Nothing Sweeter Bundle, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up1, Diannescards.com

It’s a little hard to tell, but the tree, the heart and the package actually have two Framelits, one has stitching details and one is plain. I just used the basic package on today’s card. I have some other things planned with this Bundle so you will see the different effects.

Do you notice that there is some nice shine to this card? I used some of the Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape. And, predictable, I used some Wink of Stella to the package. There is some Gold Metallic Thread under the sentiment.  Finally, I added a bow on the sentiment piece from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes package.

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, SWeetly Stitched Framelits, Suite Seasons Specialty Washi Tape, wink of Stella, Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes, #GDP166, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Sweetly Stitched Card:

This and That:

Did you get some good deals yesterday, Cyber Monday? Stampin’ Up! is also celebrating with an on-line sale. but, it’s almost over. Today and tomorrow, the sale includes tools and ink items. Be sure to use this link  – http://diannescards.stampinup.net – to order on line at my 24-7 store or email me with your order ([email protected]). If you order on line, remember to use this month’s Host Code, 4AGCW3KA. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card.

Online Extravanganza

November 27–28 – Tuesday and Wednesday

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

 

Dianne

 

Have a comment or question about today’s project? I love to hear your comments.