Happy Anniversary Stampin’ Up!

This year, Stampin’ Up! is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary. WOW! Thirty year of great stamps, coordinating ink and paper colors, beautiful designer papers, innovative tools and lots more. Global Design Project is having a challenge this week to create a card to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s anniversary.

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Did you count the stars? Only count the ones actually on the card. I’ll bet you can guess how many I punched out for this.

Here’s the logo and link for this challenge. Be sure to go on over to Global Design to see all the great cards and projects.

 

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Design Notes for Happy Anniversary Stampin’ Up!:

I think it took me longer to come up with the idea of this design that it do to actually make the card! Did you guess how many stars? Thirty of course! It was easy to punch them out with the Twinkle Builder Punch and add them to the front with Glue Dots. Since I wanted something with stars, I used some of  the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper for the background. I set off the Night of Navy with a soft and lovely card base of Soft Sea Foam. Such a great color. I also cut the “Celebrate” from some Soft Sea Foam card stock. I added some of the beautiful Textured Weave Ribbon to add some depth and dimension to the card front. That’s about it. Sometimes the easy cards do just wht you want them to do!

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Tomorrow (well, actually later today) I have a beautiful card to show you. I’m participating in  Kylie Bertucci’s Blog HIghlights again. Be sure to check out my card and vote. I’d appreciate it.

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It’s All A-Glitter for Christmas

Today I’m showing a card I might never have made. But, I had to. I am part of the Design Team for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. This month the technique challenge is to make a card with a glitter background! Wow! Talk about challenge for the Design Team! I just don’t do glitter! But, I did what I needed to do and I think the card came out pretty nicely and with minimum amount of glitter in my craft room (and face, and hands, etc.)

Glitter card, Nothng Sweeter stamp set, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Go over to Try Stampin’ on Tuesday to see the tutorial and lots of great samples of the technique.

Design Notes for Glitter Christmas Card:

Well, I pretty much followed the tutorial. I tried to get the green ‘shapes’ to be Christmas tree shapes. Pretty close, right? I used the Sweetly Stitched Framelits to cut out some trees with little white garland. Not sure why I thought it needed more gold but I really like the look of the Gold Mini Sequin  Trim!

Glitter card, Nothng Sweeter stamp set, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Oh No! (In Large Letters!)

Have you ever missed someone’s birthday? Maybe even someone who’s birthday you should not have missed? It feels awful. You just want to smack your head and wail, “Oh no!” and “Sorry!” Well that’s what today’s card does. I used Large Letter Framelits to say exactly all of that!

Large Letters Framelits, Belated Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Hop, Stamp9in' Up!, Diannescards.com

Today is also the day for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. I am so thrilled to participate! I know you will want to visit all of the other stops on the hop.

 

Design Notes for Large Letters Belated Birthday Card:

For this card, I used both the Large Letter Framelits to create the eclipse effect and I also stamped the letters with the coordinating Letters for You stamps. I nudged out of my comfort zone just a bit by stamping the letters on Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper (I hardly ever stamp on anything but card stock. WHY, I wonder?) To make sure that everything was properly aligned, I used the Stamparatus.

Large Letter Framelits, Belated birthday, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Practice run with letters to make sure they are aligned correctly!

Large Letter Framelits, Belated birthday, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

After stamping the letter, I cut them out with the Framelits. The I cut the letters out again from Night of Navy card stock and backed the stamped letters. After popping the letters up with Foam Adhesive Strip, it was easy to place them in the proper places.

I stamped the inside with sentiments from the Sorry For Everything stamp set.

Large Letters Framelits, Belated Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Did you notice the card is not a standard size? Of course, I made an envelope! Such fun.

Large Letter Framelits, Belated birthday, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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CASE the Catalog for Inspiration

Do you ever feel that you’ve just clear run out of ideas? I think that happens to all of us. Time to CASE! There are so many sources for inspiration though. One of them is our Stampin’ Up! catalogs. The card for today is one I CASed* from the Annual Catalog.

Case the Catalog, Stitched All Around stamp set, Stitched Labels Framelits dies, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Here’s the card from the Annual Catalog. You can see I changed up a few things.

Catalog card, Stitched All Around, Stampin' Up!

Design Notes for CASE the Catalog:

*Case means Copy and Share Everywhere, or Copy and Selectively Edit. In other words, find something you like, put your spin on it, give credit to the source. It’s such a great way to get some inspiration and it is always pretty satisfying.

For my card, I did change up the most prominent color from Berry Burst to Grapefruit Grove. I also changed the size and the placement of the sentiment. Really, whenever you need to make a card and not have to think about it too much, trying CASeing. I have a series of videos that will give you some ideas about how to change up a card or project. Check out my YouTube site and watch these videos,

CASE Sunday – Eastern Palace Suite from Stampin’ Up!

CASE Sunday – Blooms & Wishes 

CASE Sunday – Happy Birthday Gorgeous from Stampin’ Up

I also added some extra flowers that I had cut out along with a sentiment on the inside. Fussy cutting is so easy with Paper Snips!

Case the Catalog, Stitched All Around stamp set, Stitched Labels Framelits dies, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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It’s a Bokeh Dots Birthday!

I recently got the Bokeh Dots stamp set and have been wanting to play with it. Yesterday was the day. i wanted to do something for Manly Monday and it seemed like a good combination.

 

Bokeh Dots stamp set, Happy birthday thinlits, masculine, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Bokeh Dots Birthday:

I certainly did have some fun with this!

First, I stamped the Bokeh Dots stamp on a piece of card stock to cover all of the area. That became my layer behind the Happy Birthday part. On another piece of card stock, I really stamped all over!

Bokeh Dots stamp set, Happy birthday thinlits, masculine, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comI used that piece to cut out the Happy Birthday..

Since I used Pear Pizzazz ink, I used a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock for the second layer Happy Birthday.

Bokeh Dots stamp set, Happy birthday thinlits, masculine, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

And really, can Gold Foil Paper ever be a bad addition.

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