Floral Phrases Farewell

The Floral Phrases stamp set and Detailed Floral Thinlits have been in the catalog for a few years. It was pretty predictable that this year they would retire. Nonetheless, I am sad to see them go. Such lovely detail and interest. I decided to use the Thinlits for this month’s card class door prize. I also made this month’s thank you card using the Floral Phrases stamp set.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, Detailed Floral Thinlits, treat box, thank you card, Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

tThe card is actually CASed (Copy and share) from a recent post by Candy Rattray. I just loved it and had to make my own.

 

 

Design Notes for Floral Phrases Card and Box:

The box is just like one I made last week. Did you see my post about attending the tea and the favors I made? Check out my post here to see what I made and the tutorial for the treat box.

Here’s a close up of the box I made for my classes. I think the ribbon to close it is so pretty. The silver edge on the ribbon goes so nicely with the Silver Foil Paper behind the cut out.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, Detailed Floral Thinlits, treat box, thank you card, Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Floral Phrases Card and Box:

This and That:

Just about all of the products that I used for these two projects are retiring: the Floral Phrases stamp set, the Detailed Floral Thinlits, the Berry Burst ink, the Berry Burst card stock, the Powder Pink card stock, the Berry Burst Ribbon and the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper!

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Sending Hugs with Springtime Impressions

I wanted to make a special get well / thinking of you card for one of my customers. I also wanted to participate in this weeks CASe this Sketch. The Thinlits from the Springtime Impressions Bundle called out to me!

Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Abstract Impressions stamp set, CASe This Sketch, FloralRomance Specialty Designer eries paper, Thinking of Yu card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The card was roughly based on this sketch.

 

Design Notes for Springtime Impressions Card:

It was so much fun making this card! I started with the large die cut and some Mossy Meadow card stock. Then I cut another piece with some of the Floral Romance Designer Series paper and cut out three of the flowers, placing them on top of the Mossy Meadow piece. After I stamped the sentiment, I added a few flowers cut with another die from the Springtime Impressions set. I dressed things up a bit with some Metallic Pearls at the center of each flower. The last step was to add a shiny touch with some Wink of Stella.

Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Abstract Impressions stamp set, CASe This Sketch, FloralRomance Specialty Designer eries paper, Thinking of Yu card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Springtime Impressions:

 

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.

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Double Time Stamping With Tropical Chic

Well, it’s time for a video! Yes, I used the double time stamping technique in my class this month and everyone seem pretty pleased with it. So I decided perhaps a video for the world was in order! The technique is really an adaptation of a bit more elaborate technique called Triple Time Stamping. Here’s what we are made this month.

Double time stamping, Tropical Chic stamp set, thank you, video tutorial, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Hard to miss with the colors and the Tropical Chic stamp set!
I love this color combination!

 

Design Notes for Double Time Stamping Card:

Well, really, the video says it all.

I promised the measurements!
Card Base (Granny Apple Green) 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
First layer (Highland Heather) 4″ x 5 1/4″
Large Whisper White Panel, 3 3/4″ x 5″
Granny Apple Green Panel (small) 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Small Whisper White Panel 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Panel for inside card, 4″ x 5 1/4″

 

Supply List for Double Time Stamping Card:

 

 

This ‘N That:

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Bonus Days Redemption

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a great weekend.

Dianne

 

 

Graceful Glass and Treat Time

Have you seen the beautiful Graceful Glass vellum? It’s wonderful to work with. The card I will show you today features this paper and coloring with Stampin’ Blends.

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The layout of the card was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge. Be sure to hop over to the site and see lots of beautiful examples.

Design Notes for Graceful Glass Card:

When you color the Graceful Glass Vellum Paper, you can color on either side. The colors seem a little more brilliant when you color on the front, or the side where the black ink outline is. that’s the side I colored on for this card. I selected two different sheets and colored sections of them. After I finished coloring with Stampin’ Blends, I used one of the circles from the Layering Circles Dies to cut them out. The fourth circle is a sentiment from the Treat Time stamp set, stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

As much as I love the Graceful Glass circles, I think the part at the bottom really is my favorite part. I used Stained Glass Thinlits to cut some Basic Black Card stock. Black and white is always an appealing combination!

Graceful Glass Vellum, Stampin' Blends, Stained Glass Thinlits, , Treat Time stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

By the way, I used some Glossy White Card Stock to mount pieces of vellum. I think it adds to the crisp and clean look of the card. Finally, I put a little cutout from the Stained Glass Thinlits on the inside of the card.

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Are the Stampin’ Blends Calling Out to You?

There are new colors to choose from! As you can see, I use lots of colors on my project today. My new colors arrive in the next day or two. I’ll be featuring these new colors in posts soon. When you order, be sure to use the July Host Code RJMA2SGP.

 

Are you having a great day? I hope so. Make some time to craft, then if will surely be a great day.

Thanks,

Dianne

 

 

Vacation Memories with Colorful Seasons.

My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed many wonderful vacations. Some packed with touring and sightseeing, some with much needed relaxing. The theme this month for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is vacation. It didn’t take much thought for me to think about the wonderful relaxing vacations Jerry and I enjoyed in Maine. We’d go to Southport Island, a little place near Boothbay Harbor. I recall spending a lot of time sitting on our deck or down by the water watching activity in the nearby inlet. So, I set out with Colorful Seasons to make a card to remind me of those great days.

Colorful Seasons stamp set, Sea of Textures stamp set, Lilypad Lake stamp set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Design Notes for Colorful Seasons Card:

Can you believe it? I used three different stamp sets for this card. I began with Colorful Seasons and the “just breathe” sentiment. After some paper tearing and sponging, I added a few beachy things with a stamp from the Sea of Textures stamp set. Next, I used the Lilypad Lake stamp set for the distant sail boats.

And about the chairs… I love the Adirondack chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.The Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack seemed perfect. I thought it gave the chairs a rustic, Maine, look!

Finally, I added some Wink of Stella to the beach area to represent the sun shining on the sand. Is anything ever harmed by adding a little Wink of Stella?

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