Sailing Home – A Catalog Favorite

The other day I realized that I’d made lots of cards with the new Sailing Home stamp set but had not posted any here. Hard to imagine since it is really one of my favorite stamp sets from the current catalog! Here’s a thank you card that we made the day I held my new catalog event.

Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, Come Sail Away Designer Paper, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I love Night of Navy with almost any other color, but I think it’s terrific with the Sahara Sand.

Design Notes for Sailing Home Card:

This card was pretty straightforward. I had lots of people at the event so I wanted it to be easy to assemble. I die cut the sail boats for everyone and then all they had to do was to drop it in the Stamparatus and stamp.

Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, Come Sail Away Designer Paper, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

When I completed my card, I stamped off some Night of Navy ink for the lighthouse on the inside.

Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, Come Sail Away Designer Paper, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

For a final touch, I added some Come Sail Away Designer Paper on the envelope flap.

Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, Come Sail Away Designer Paper, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Shopping List for Sailing Home Card:

The Sailing Home stamp set is part of the Come Sail Away Suite. Buy the whole suite and save. The suite include the Sailing Home stamp set, the Smooth Sailing Dies High Seas Embossing Folder, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards, Baker’s Twine and Sail Away Trinkets! You can also earn two coupons by adding a SNAIL adhesive (item # 104332, $7) or additional ink pad.

This and That:

Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days! But this offer runs out soon. buy before August 1 (Thursday).

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it! If you buy the Sailing Home bundle, you are all set! If you buy the Come Sail Away Suite you need only add a Snail Adhesive (Item # 104332, $7) to get 2 coupons!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July is TSRVGE3D. 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

What does it mean to be a 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?

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Seaside Notions – My Newest Fav!

I’m not a faithful stamp lover. It seems my favorite stamp set changes from week to week. Oh well. This week my favorite stamp set is Seaside Notions. The image stamps are just delightful and the sentiment messages and fonts are great.

Seaside Notions stamp set, subtle Embossing folder, Reverse image with Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.c.com

The idea for the frame is really part of a challenge. This week over at Global Design Project, the challenge is to CASE the Designer. I chose to use the layout elements from her card.

 

Global Design Challenge,#GDP196

Design Notes for Seaside Notions Card:

The first thing I did when creating this card was to smear a bit of the Shimmery White Embossing Paste on the card front piece. Good to do this a bit ahead as it takes a few minutes to dry. Next I stamped the lovely sea horse. i realized I wanted two and used my Stamparatus to make the second, mirror image. If you look at the Stampin’ Up! catalog (page 139) they show you just how to do that. It’s easy! Really!

Seaside Notions stamp set, subtle Embossing folder, Reverse image with Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.c.com

 

After I fussy cut the sea horses, I added a single shell to the front. Of course, I stamped some shells on the envelope.

 

 

Purchase List for Seaside Notions Card:

This and That:

Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July is TSRVGE3D. 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

What does it mean to be a 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?

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

 

Life Is So Much Better With You In It

“Life is so much better with you in it.” Isn’t that a great sentiment? It’s part of the Petal Palette stamp set and it’s something I’m going to miss. Petal Palette retires soon and I wanted to make one more card before it departs.

Petal Palette stamp set, #GDP189, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also wanted to create something with the fabulous color combination in this week’s Color Challenge over at Global Design Project. Just click on the banner to see the other cards and projects made with this fun color cimbination.

Global Design Project, #GDP189, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Petal Palette Card:

This was a pretty easy card to make! I used the Stamparatus to make sure the yellow pattern was even. Made it so easy! After that, I stamped the sentiment and then added some Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon. Then I recalled that I had three rose embellishments left from my Share What You Love Embellishments kit. Perfect! I added some stamping to the envelope and I was done.

Petal Palette stamp set, #GDP189, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Petal Palette Card:

 

This and That:

First, a big “Thank You”. So many of you voted for my card in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights that I came in 4th! At the end of this month, I will now be able to join in an International Blog Hop! Yea!

The Petal Palette stamp set that I used for today’s card is retiring as are so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.

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 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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I’m Just Humming Along

In the winter, I seem to need a fair number of get well cards. Right now, everyone in my world seems to be doing okay. Hopefully, it will stay that way. But since the Humming Along stamp set is going to retire soon, I decided to make a few more cards for get well with that set.

Humming Along stamp set, Get Well card, Stampin' Blends, #GDP188, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also wanted to make a card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge, to CASE the designer. Turns out, the designer this time is my friend, Brian King. So, I knew the card would have to have a layer or two! Layers seem to be his M.O. I also noticed that he made a get well card so I used that idea as well.

Just click on the banner below to go over to the Global Design Project site and see all of the great cards.

 

#GDP188

Design Notes for Humming Along Get Well Card:

As you can see, I once again, had fun with my Stampin’ Blends. That flower just calls out to be colored. I could have used markers or Color Pencils, but I was on a roll with the Blends. I also used this card in my card classes this month and everyone enjoyed using the Blends. Such as easy way to get some very spiffy looking color!

Humming Along stamp set, Get Well card, Stampin' Blends, #GDP188, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When I made my sample for the class, I had layered the Highland Heather and then the Soft Sea Foam card stock. I added the flower, sentiment and ribbon. Looked good to me. However in class, someone suggested that we emboss the Soft Sea Foam layer with the Subtle Embossing folder. Winner! I think you can see the texture it added in the picture below.

 

Humming Along stamp set, Get Well card, Stampin' Blends, #GDP188, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Humming Along Get Well Card:

Speaking of retiring… the stamp set and the ribbon are on the Retirement List. Get them now and don’t be disappointed.

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 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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P.S. Have you had a chance to vote for my card over at Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights? I’s really appreciate it. My card is #25. Click here, find my card and click on the upper right hand corner. It’s as easy as that! Thanks!

 

Happy Tails of Spring

Down the street from our house is our community’s dog park. I love to walk past the park, especially in the spring. The dogs just look so happy! I know some of my friends arrange doggie play dates there. I wonder if some doggie love blooms in the park? That thought was pretty much the inspiration for today’s card made with the Happy Tails stamp set and the Dog Builder Punch.

Happy Tails stamp set, Abstract Impressions stamp set, Stamparatus, Dog Builder Punch, #GDP183, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This card was also inspired by this week’s Global Design Project challenge. The theme for this week’s card is ‘”A Day at the Park”.

#GDP183, http://www.global-design-project.com, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Happy Tails Card:

I really had fun making this card! I knew I wanted to have two dogs facing each other so I tried out a new (to me) technique called mirror stamping. You have to have a Stamparatus and a Silicone mat to do this technique.

  • I stamped the image on the Silicon mat three times. (One thing to keep in mind with this technique is to make sure that your ink pad is very juicy. If you buy the ink refill each time you buy an ink pad you will be all set.)
  • After stamping on the mat three times, I then placed a piece of card stock on the Stamparatus to get the image from the Silicon Mat.
  • Next, without moving the paper, I stamped the image one more time on the side of the paper facing up. That way I knew where the dog was so that I could punch him out!

Happy Tails stamp set, Abstract Impressions stamp set, Stamparatus, Dog Builder Punch, #GDP183, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Happy Tails Card:

 

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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Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne