Amazing Life Birthday

There are some great stamp sets in the Annual Catalog that will retire soon. But, there are also some great sets in the Occasions Catalog that will soon be gone. One of these great sets is the Amazing Life stamp set. I made a birthday card with that set and know this is a set I’m going to miss.

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made the card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge. Click on the banner below to see other great cards.

#GDP186

 

Design Notes for Amazing Life Card:

When the opportunity presents itself to use heat embossing, I generally take it! It’s probably my favorite technique. Sometimes, embossing on black card stock is challenging. But, if you are sure to use your Emboss Buddy to remove static, you will be fine.

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Just in case there was not enough gold … heat embossing and gold foil, I added some gold Candle Embellishments. Oh and there is gold in the Designer Paper. Hard to overdo on gold, don’t you think?

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Amazing Life Card:

 

 

This and That:

Well, there’s good news and not so good news here. The Amazing Life stamp set is retiring. It’s part of a bundle. The good news is, buy it now with the Stitched Rectangles Framelits. The Framelits will continue to the new catalog but not as part of a bundle. If you buy the bundle now, you save 10%.

Here are the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies and the stamp set. The bundle # is 150624, ($50.25) Look at all those Framelits!!!!

Oh, the super Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper is also retiring. GET IT NOW!

Here’s a good look at that paper.

Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

 

retiring

Here are links to the retiring list, both from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog.

AC 18-19 Retiring List_US (Annual catalog)

OCC 19 Retiring List_US (Occasions Catalog)

Remember to use this month’s host code when you order. (FHUCZP6P)  Then you will be eligible to possibly receive host benefits at the end of the month.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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!

Click on the banner below to go to the site.

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

 

Easter Treats with Fable Friends

Each month I hold four card classes at various times and days. From time to time, I like to spoil my friends who faithfully attend and, I think, enjoy class. This month I made a little treat for everyone to celebrate spring and Easter. The sentiment from Fable Friends made it easy and cute!

Fable Friends stamp set, Bouquet Blooms stamp set, Easter, Duet Banner Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I only used a sentiment from the Fable Friends stamp set, but you should look at this adorable set of images.

Fable Friends stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Fable Friends Treats:

Oh gosh. these were easy. I picked three colors and stamped some of the sort of sunburst image on Whisper White.

Accented Blooms stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comNext, I stamped the sentiments in the same three colors and punched them out with the Duet Banner punch.

A little Tear & Tape to hold everything together and they were done. Here’s a look at all of them!

Fable Friends stamp set, Bouquet Blooms stamp set, Easter, Duet Banner Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Fable Friends Treats:

 

This and That:

Are you thinking that spring is cleaning and organizing time? Me too! Stampin’ Up! has some great new products available right now to help you with that task.

Doesn’t that look cool? Here’s a video to show you have flexible it is. Buy some parts now and some later or buy it all now, your choice.

 

And here are the specifics. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

 

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Dianne

Happy Birthday Anne Marie!

Yesterday was goddaughter Anne Marie’s birthday. Since she is a creative person, I like to make something special for her cards. This time I made one that I sort of CASED (Copy and Share) from Ronda Wade, well the pop up part at least. I used the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and some of the Floral Romance Designer Paper.

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Happy birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, fun fold, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Everyday Label Punch, Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The Pop-Up part is on the inside!

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Happy birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, fun fold, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Everyday Label Punch, Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Card:

The pop-up part was pretty easy.

Cut card stock for the inside to 5 1/4″ x 8 1/4″, score at 4 1/8″.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

 

Use a pencil and mark 1 1/2″ to each side of the center score.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

Turn folded card stock and mark at 2 1/2″ along the fold.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

 

Place card stock in Paper Trimmer and score from center score to 1 1/2″ score on top. Repeat for other side.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

 

Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

Fold in.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

Add Tear & Tape to each side as shown.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

Purchase List for Oh So Eclectic Card:

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration:

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diannescards.com - Join My Team https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2087538Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? It does NOT mean that you have to hold classes or sell millions each year! What it does mean is that you can purchase whatever you want for 20 or even 25% off. It means you  get to see and purchase items before everyone else. It means you can be part of a fun team. Call or email me if you have questions. I have many hobby demonstrators on my team. Want to be one too?

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to become a demonstrator. For $99 you receive $175 in items from either the Annual Catalog or the Occasions catalog. Also, you pay no shipping on this order! But hurry, there are only a few days left for this deal.

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Dianne

Masking with a Framelit…Really!

It’s a long story. I won’t bore you with the details but I had virtually NO Coastal Cabana Paper after using lots of it for my February card class. I found a scrap to use for a mat but none to cut out the Happy Birthday (the scrap I used for the mat already had something punched out). So, I improvised, masking with the Happy Birthday Framelit!

 

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The reason that Coastal Cabana was so important was that it is one of the colors in this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project. Click here or on the image below and check out all the cards there. By the way, the designer for this week’s project is Cheryll Miller, a lovely Australian demonstrator I met while in Orlando in November. Her card is beautiful!

#GDP177

 

Design Notes for Happy Birthday Framelit Card:

What I wanted to do was use some Coastal Cabana Card Stock to cut out Happy Birthday with the Happy Birthday Framelit. No luck. However, I found a Happy Birthday I’d already cut out, an extra from some earlier project. I used just a tiny bit of SNAIL Adhesive, adhered it to some Whisper white Card Stock and then sponged around it with Coastal Cabana ink as it if were a mask. Problem solved!

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The other fun part of this card was that I got to use my new Rectangle Stitched Framelits for the Whisper White piece. The final touch was to add some Wink of Stella to the flowers from the Tropical Chic stamp set.

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Happy Birthday Framelit Card:

Yes, I have already ordered more Coastal Cabana Card Stock!

 

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