New Baby? Baby Bear is Here!

Could there be anything cuter than a new baby? I think not. So when a good friend of mine welcomed a new granddaughter, I looked for the cutest stamp set I had. There was some competition! But, I settled on Baby Bear. Baby Bear stamp set, new baby card, Oh My Stars embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Didn’t I tell you! The bear is just too cute.

This month I am again participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights. The theme for this month is “Change in Life Circumstances” So, since I needed a new baby card, I went with that!

If my card is one of the top vote getters, I will be participating in a Blog Hop. I’d love it if you would vote for my card. Follow this link  to vote for me. You’ll also get to see lots of other terrific cards. To vote, just click on the picture of my card. In the upper right hand side, you should see a heart – click there. Thanks so much.

(Note: voting starts Wednesday at 5 PM EST.)

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Design Notes for Baby Bear Card:

This card was really fun to make. The bear is a three step stamping image. I stamped first with Sahara Sand ink, then Crumb Cake ink then finally, Chocolate Chip ink. The stamps are numbered to make it easy. Start with the lightest color and move to darker. Easy peasey. There is a little peek of some Powder Pink Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack behind the embossed Fresh Fig piece. The Powder Pink bow just screamed little girl and the Glitter Enamel Dot just added a touch of glimmer and glitz.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will go over to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card.

Dianne

Ava’s Window Box Treat

A week or so ago I showed you a treat box I made with the Window Box Thinlits and Creep It Real stamp set. (Check it out here.) This week I decided that I’d give that to my goddaughter’s son and make something else for her older daughter, Ava. At one point I looked at the first treat box and realized it had a pumpkinish shape. (Yes, use your imagination.)  What did I come up with? A Window Box treat that looks like a jack-o-lantern!

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See, it is pumpkinish!

Design Notes for Window Box Treat:

The Thinlits for the Window Box make the box itself pretty easy. I used some shapes from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the eyes and nose. The mouth was pretty much guess work. I wanted it to have that “I carved it myself!” look. To get the pumpkin texture, I ran the pieces through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder before I assembled it. For the stem, I just rolled a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. It was easier to work with after curling it with my Bone Folder. The leaves were made with the Leaf Punch.

Here’s a picture to show you the stem and leaves. You can also see that I sponged the card stock a bit with some Crumb Cake ink.

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Notice, no stamps!

 

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

Quilt Inspiration – Cards and Video Tutorial

I used to say, “When I retire, I want to learn to quilt.” Well, scrapbooking and then card making came up and no room or time (or talent) for quilting. However, a few weeks ago, I went to a local quilt show. Wow! Some of the quilts were beautiful. And so much work! But, I was hit with “Quilt Inspiration”. I am in the midst of designing some cards inspired by some of the quilts I saw there. Over the next few weeks I’ll present the cards, the inspirational quilts and I’ll show how I made the cards. Doesn’t that sound like fun? And so much quicker than quilting!

I made two versions of the card.

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Are you wondering how to create these cards? Do you have a quilter in your life that would like a card like this? You are in luck. I’ve prepared a video to show you how I made these cards.

 

 

Measurements for Quilt Inspiration Card:

  • Dapper Denim Card Stock, 5″ x 10″, score at 5″. Also need some scraps for two pieces cut from smallest square in the Stitched Shapes Thinlits
  • Whisper White Card Stock, 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″, plus scrap for stamping sentiment
  • Pieces of Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, for smallest squares from the Stitched Shapes Thinlits
  • 4 pieces from Wood Texture Design Series Paper Stack cut 1/4″ x 4 3/4″
  • For the Berry Burst Birthday card, sentiment is cut from smallest circle in the Stitched Shapes Thinlits.

 

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Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Dianne

Trying Out Birthday Delivery

Back in April, I attended a Stampin’ Up! event in Richmond Virginia. Lots of fun, saw lots of samples, got to play with some new products. One of the stamp sets we got to use was Birthday Delivery. It’s part of a great suite of products that includes stamps, Thinlits, Designer Series Paper, matching ribbons and little Honeycomb Balloons. I had to have it. I ordered it. Then, I sort of forgot I had it. Last night it must have been calling because I finally pulled it down from the shelf and put ink to stamp.

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Since I love to bake, I just love the chef! Do you think he looks a little reckless with the cake decorating tool?

 

Design Notes for Birthday Delivery Card:

I admit, I fussed with this card a bit. I just couldn’t seem to quickly get the papers to work. The chef and the cake were the fun part. When I’m going to color something in, I generally stamp it in Basic Gray Archival ink, which I did here. The did some coloring with the Watercolor Pencils. Ran to my Big Shot and cut out the chef and cake. I did add some wink of Stella to the cake. It looks pretty cool.

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Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne