Spring Inspiration!

Well, it’s almost spring! I’m ready. We have a few daffodils in bloom on our side yard and the weather is, some days, warming up a bit. When I saw the colors for this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project, I knew I would create a card with daffodils using the You’re Inspiring stamp set.

You're Inspiring stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP181, Subtles Embossing Folder, Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

Be sure to go on over to the Global Design Project site and check out all the lovely projects using this color combination. Just click on the banner below.

 

Design Notes for You’re Inspiring Card:

Well, I think this card just screams “Spring”, don’t you? It was pretty easy to put together. I used Gold Heat Embossing Powder for the daffodils and then colored them in with Daffodil Delight Blends. I don’t have Lemon Lime Twist Blends (they haven’t made them) so I used Granny Apple Green. Hopefully,  I’ll be forgiven for this little ‘cheat’. The Detailed Trio Punch was an easy way to add a little detail to the front piece and proved to be a handy way to add some ribbon. For just a little more texture, I embossed the Grapefruit Grove piece with the Subtle Embossing Folder.

You're Inspiring stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP181, Subtles Embossing Folder, Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I don’t have a sentiment on the card. I might add something later, likely an Easter sentiment or perhaps birthday.

 

 

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This and That:

Have you seen the third release of Sale-A-bration items?

Sale-A-Bration third release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. (OOPS! the Lily Framelits Dies and the Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out. Sorry.) Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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 (March) AMJMEMMM,  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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Beauty Abounds with Modern Grid

Do you recall that a few weeks ago I showed you a card I made using a technique called Modern Grid? (See it here.)  It’s pretty cool. I’ve been working on other cards using this same technique and want to show you one of those cards today. I also have a video tutorial for you. The stamp set, Beauty Abounds is from the Occasions catalog and a perfect set for this technique.

Beauty Abounds stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Modern Grid Technique, Thinking of You card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Beauty Abounds Card:

Well, for some reason, known by no one, I used a different stamp set in the video. However, the technique I used on today’s card is the same as I demonstrate in the video. For today’s card, I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the butterflies.

 

Purchase List for Beauty Abounds Card:

 

 

This and That:

Today, there are new items you can purchase to go with Sale-A-Bration items.

Sale-A-Bration, March 1 add ons, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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 (March) AMJMEMMM,  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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Hope You’re Humming Along Soon!

A number of people in my world are sick. Some have the flu, some bronchitis, some are just sick. Nonetheless, they are not humming along at the moment. So, naturally, I am making cards. The timing was good since this month’s challenge over at Kylie Bertucci’s blog is the create an encouragement, thinking of you or get well card. I think this card fits the bill.

Humming Along stamp set, Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Now you know, there are going to be lots of other great cards over at Kylie’s site.You want to see them. I hope you will also vote for my card while you are there! Here’s the banner and link.

http://bit.ly/VoteForMeKyliesHighlightsAugust

 

 

Design Notes for Humming Along Card:

I might say it was therapeutic for me to make this card. Coloring does that for me. I used lots of my Stampin’ Blends to color the Humming bird and the flower. (I took some liberties with the colors on the bird. Call it artistic license!) The bird was finished off with some Wink of Stella. The other fun part of this card was the background piece for the bird and flower. I took a piece of Shimmer Paper and then spritzed it with some Pool Party ink refill mixed with just a little bit of alcohol. Just gave enough texture and color, I think.

Humming Along stamp set, Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Humming Along Card:

 

Please Vote for Me!

To vote for my card, just go over to Kylie’s blog, (click here) find my card, #12, and click in the right hand corner where you see the heart. If I am one of the top ten vote getters, I’ll be in a blog hop later this month – always fun

Thanks so much.

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Anniversary with Flourishing Phrases

We have some good friends who celebrated their wedding anniversary on Wednesday. I won’t say how long they have been married but my husband wore a brown corduroy suit. Anyway, I always like to make a special card for them. This year I used the Flourishing Phrases and some Stampin’ Blends for their special greeting.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, heat embossing, vellum, anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Have you ever done heat embossing on Vellum Card Stock? I’ll tell you all about it.

Design Notes for Flourishing Phrases Anniversary Card:

I once asked a friend who is a heat embossing expert, if it was possible to emboss on Vellum. “Sure”, she replied. “It almost never catches on fire.”  I think of that every time I heat emboss on vellum. I’ve not ever had a fire but I am careful!

The cool thing about embossing on vellum is that you can feature either side when you use it on your card or project. Here’s the piece I used on this card before I colored it in with Stampin’ Blends.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, heat embossing, vellum, anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This is the reverse side.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, heat embossing, vellum, anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This is the side I embossed on.

Once I colored in the flourish, I decided to feature the reverse side. If I had not colored it in. I probably would have used the embossed side. No rules here. Just what you think looks good.

By the way, the caution is in regard to the fact that the paper is lighter than regular card stock and so has the potential to get warmer. Just pay attention, you won’t have any problems.

Purchase List for Flourishing Phrases Anniversary Card:

 

This and That:

 

The new Occasions catalog is now live. And, even better, it’s Sale-A-Bration time. Yea! Sale-A-Bration is the annual event where you get lots to celebrate!

First, for each $50 you purchase, you can earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Check it out here.

Another great thing about Sale-A-Bration is that if you join my team now, you get $175 in merchandise for just $99! How can you turn that down? Just click here for more info about joining my Stampin’ Up! team.

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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The Stockings Were Hung ….

Well, we are back, just in time to hang our stockings. Our trip was wonderful. We visited lots of Christmas markets in beautiful cities and towns along the Rhine River. Really, the trip of a lifetime. But, back to reality. Here’s a card I created a while back for November card class. Seems appropriate for Christmas Eve!

Stocking were hung, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

It was fun to color with our Stampin’ Blends.

Design Notes for Stocking Card:

Well, not that I think you are going to drop everything and make this card but you might want to think about it for next year. It was really pretty simple.

First, we stamped the stocking and sentiment on some Whisper White card stock, then colored the stocking with Real Red and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends and, my favorite, Wink of Stella.

The Real Red card stock was embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder and adhered to the beautiful Gold Foil Edged card base.

I added to ribbons to the stocking after I cut it out. I added one of the Samta’s Workshop Enamel Shapes to the sentiment to finish it off.

Stocking were hung, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Stocking Card:

Remember, if you want to think about making this for next year, many of these items will retire on January 2.

This and That:

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

Here’s a picture of us at one of the Christmas Markets in Cologne, Germany. I’m not very good at selfies!