More Get Well with Weather Together

When I need a get well card, I seem to gravitate to the Weather Together stamp set. Some times you want a thinking of you card, other times, you want a get well. Get Well – Weather Together, It just works.

Weather Together stamp set, Get Well, Stampin' Up!,

Do you recognize the Designer Paper in the background?

Design Notes for Weather Together Get Well Card:

I always think of Designer Papers as having an A side and a B side. The A side is the one you see often, the headliner. But the B side is the one sometimes overlooked that has many uses. For example the paper I used for this card above looked a bit like rain drops. Perfect! There was another piece that had a sky like look and I used that as well.

Weather Together stamp set, Get Well, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comI decided to use some Lemon Lime Twist card stock to give a little color to the card front. The umbrella also has a touch of Lemon Lime Twist.

Have you figured out the Designer Paper yet? It’s called Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. The A sides have lots of beautiful flowers and other colorful designs and coordinate with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set. You can find the whole suite of products on page 133 in the Annual Catalog. Here’s a closer look at the paper.

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comThe cloud? From the Tree Builder Punch. It’s meant to be a tree top, but certainly is a legitimate way to make a cloud, don’t you think?

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Hope you are enjoying a great weekend and avoiding storms, wind and snow. We’ve had lots of wind here, a fair amount of rain but no snow! Yea! I’m ready for spring.





Color Theory Cards for New Home

One of the great things about being a card maker is that you get to recognize and celebrate all sorts of occasions, mostly happy ones. Buying a new home is one of those really BIG occasions. Purchasing a new home lets you dream about all the times to come, memories to be made during each season of the year. So the Color Theory Card Pack seemed just the thing to make this special new home card.

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That’s the inside of the card. Here is the front.

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This week’s Global Design Project challenge was my inspiration. This week the challenge was to create a card reflecting some new beginning.


Design Notes for Color Theory Card Pack New House Card:

I had such fun with this card! For each season, I used one of the cards from the card set. Each of the cards reflects one of the seasons. The cards are actually intended for memory keeping. But, who’s looking! Here’s a close up of the pack.

Color Theory Memories and More Card Pack, Stampin' Up!,

I also used a few of the cardstock stickers. You can see them when you look at the front of the card. Each stickers represents one of the seasons.

I also used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to dress up each of the pages. I added some layers of flowers on the spring page (and Wink of Stella!) and a little drink cup on the summer page.

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For the fall page, I layered some leaves and on winter, I added some sparkly snowflakes.

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The front was just layered card stock and a sentiment I put together from the  At Home with You stamp set. On the back, I will write something about wishing every season in their new home will be happy!

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Hope you are having a great day. We are expecting some snow flurries here but that’s just winter!


My Last Christmas Card – Night in Bethlehem

This was the last card I made for Christmas but really should have been the first. As soon as I saw, Night in Bethlehem stamp set in the catalog, I knew it would be mine! I actually CASed one of the cards in the Holiday catalog. (That means I copied – or was inspired by-  some of the features of the card. Check out my CASE series of videos by clicking on Video Tutorials above.)

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I have to say, of all the cards I’ve made for Christmas, this might be my favorite.

Design Notes for Night in Bethlehem Card:

I think one of the things I like the best is the color combination. The Crumb Cake ink on the Very Vanilla card stock are both soft and work with the rich Night of Navy. Then the touches of Gold Foil just pull it all together.


The first, boldest layer of the city was created by cutting the silhouette of Bethlehem from Gold Foil with the Bethlehem Edgelits. The next layers were created by stamping and then stamping again without re-inking. Since the stamp was wider than the paper I was stamping on, I needed to be careful when stamping off. I butted scraps of the same weight card stock on either side so that all the ink would be removed equally. I wanted to stagger the design so it would appear as different buildings on the horizon. Maybe a video will be in order to talk about the fine points of stamping off!

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Tomorrow is Christmas. I hope everyone enjoys the day, safe and well fed. I know we will be well fed and happy visiting some dear friends in Virginia. I’ll be posting many of the great hand crafted cards I received tomorrow.



Painted Harvest – One More Time

.You can’t make anything you don’t love with Painted Harvest stamp set. I needed to make some thanksgiving gift tags for a neighbor and immediately went to that stamp set. The two step stamping on the flowers are just beautiful, no matter what color combination you use.

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Wouldn’t you like to get a package with this gift tag?

Design Notes for Painted Harvest Tag:

I had only the vaguest idea what I wanted this to look like before I began. When I was pleased with the look, I stopped adding things! Not my usual style – well maybe, sometimes.

The flower was stamped using So Saffron ink for the first layer. Then, Tangerine Tango was used for the second layer. I hadn’t used that combination before. I just about  gasped when I saw it because I was so pleased with how it came out!

There are three little flashes of bling on this tag. Can you find them? I cut out a leaf with a Thinlit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits and Copper Foil. The next little touch of copper is the Washi Tape at the bottom. The Washi Tape is from the Holiday catalog, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape. Can you see the third bit of copper? I added some Copper Thread at the top of the tag to anchor the Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine.

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Happy Belated Birthday Gorgeous!

Well, I missed a birthday, again. One of my neighbor’s birthday was last week and I missed it. So, I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set to make her a special card. It has such a nice Happy Birthday sentiment and, in the same font, a “belated” sentiment. So here are two versions of my Happy Belated Birthday card:

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I couldn’t decide about orientation or which sheet of the beautiful Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper I wanted to use, so I made two cards. The likelihood of my forgetting a birthday again is pretty high. It will get used.

Design Notes for Happy Belated Birthday Card:

There are so many great choices when you are working with the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. You can see that I used a few on these cards.

Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Stampin' Up!,

I combined a Circle Thinlit and a flower shaped Thinlit (top right) from this set for the piece that has the sentiment. Then I added some smaller circles (inside top right) and each item was backed with Gold Foil paper. A few Metallic Enamel Shapes added a little glitz to the circles. The Gold Natural Trim was my third touch of gold.

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I loved the circles so much that I even used one of the extra circle designs on the inside.

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