A Sweet Card with Sweetly Stitched

Today’s card uses some of my favorite products from the Holiday Catalog. The Nothing Sweeter stamp set and Sweetly Stitched Framelits lead the list. The design was inspired by a sketch from this week’s Global Design Project challenge..

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, SWeetly Stitched Framelits, Suite Seasons Specialty Washi Tape, wink of Stella, Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes, #GDP166, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com



Here’s the logo from this week’s Global Design Challenge. Just click to go to the site.




Design Notes for Sweetly Stitched Card:

The stamp set, Nothing Sweeter and the Sweetly Stitched Framelits are part of a Bundle, You know what I say – buy the Bundle, save 10%, be 100% happy! Here’s a look at the items.

Nothing Sweeter Bundle, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up1, Diannescards.com

It’s a little hard to tell, but the tree, the heart and the package actually have two Framelits, one has stitching details and one is plain. I just used the basic package on today’s card. I have some other things planned with this Bundle so you will see the different effects.

Do you notice that there is some nice shine to this card? I used some of the Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape. And, predictable, I used some Wink of Stella to the package. There is some Gold Metallic Thread under the sentiment.  Finally, I added a bow on the sentiment piece from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes package.

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, SWeetly Stitched Framelits, Suite Seasons Specialty Washi Tape, wink of Stella, Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes, #GDP166, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Purchase List for Sweetly Stitched Card:

This and That:

Did you get some good deals yesterday, Cyber Monday? Stampin’ Up! is also celebrating with an on-line sale. but, it’s almost over. Today and tomorrow, the sale includes tools and ink items. Be sure to use this link  – http://diannescards.stampinup.net – to order on line at my 24-7 store or email me with your order ([email protected]). If you order on line, remember to use this month’s Host Code, 4AGCW3KA. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card.

Online Extravanganza

November 27–28 – Tuesday and Wednesday


  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases




Have a comment or question about today’s project? I love to hear your comments.



Party Pandas Pandemonium

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. I am so excited to be part of this hop. All of the posts will focus on some items from the Occasions Catalog and/or Sale-A-Bration brochure. Be sure to check out everyone’s post. I know they will be awesome. I chose to feature the Sale-A-Bration set, Party Pandas. Don’t you love those cute pandas?

Party Pandas stamp set, $GDP125, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I was inspired by the color challenge over at the Global Design Project as well. What a fun color combination!


Design Notes for Party Pandas Card:

I tried to keep this card simple so that I could get away with using each of the pandas in the set! I just couldn’t decide which I wanted. If you look carefully, you will see that I used every stamp in the set! The background for each panel is the star/dots piece, I used the heart on the envelope one of the pandas is holding and I also used the Happy Birthday stamp. But I think the best touch is the Myths and Magic Washi Tape I used at the top of each panel. Just the right amount of glitz! Oh, I also used some of the Washi on the balloon and on the envelope.

Party Pandas, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I know you want to see the other stops on the Blog Hop. Here’s are the links:

I had cut out an extra panda so I decided to use it to make a gift tag. It gave me a chance to use the third Washi tape!

Party Pandas stamp set, #GDP125, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Party Pandas Card and Tag:


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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.

Painted harvest stamp set, thanksgiving, Tags, Seasonal Layers thinlits, Leaf Punch, Scallop Tag Topper

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.

Supply List for Painted Harvest Tag:

Purchase the Painted Harvest stamp set and the Leaf Punch as a bundle – save 10%. YEA!


Hope you are having a fun day!



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Spooky Night Suite for Door Prize

In case you have made your way to the end of the new Holiday Catalog, very near the end you’ve seen the Spooky Night Suite. I LOVE IT!! There’s Designer paper, stamps, a cat punch, ribbons, and even Treat Tubes! Oh, and Black Rhinestones! What more could you want to create terrific Halloween cards and treat holders? I decided to use some of the products to create little wrappers for the Halloween Tic Tacs I found in my local supermarket. These will be door prizes for my monthly card classes. Winner!

Spooky Night Suite, Spooky Cat stamp set, Cat Punch, Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Spooky Night Suite Treats:

These truly were pretty easy to make. I folded the paper around, and scored as I went since the top on one side is a little wider than the other. It required a little bit of fussing. I also cut down the wrapper a bit where the flip top is. The cat got a little lost when I put it on the Spooky Night Designer Paper. So, I just punched out another cat from Basic Black card stock and off-set that one behind the stamped one. The shadow was all it needed to stand out. And don’t you love the Vintage Crochet Trim collar?

After I finished the prototype, I realized I didn’t like see the ‘naked’ container top. Bring in the Washi Tape. I used the Old Olive tape from the Washi Basic Pack 2.

Design Notes for Spooky Night Suite Treats:

Supply List for Spooky Night Suite Treats:

You can find the Spooky Night Suite on page 52 and 53 in the Holiday Catalog. And guess what! The Spooky Cat stamp set and Cat Punch come as a Bundle! You know what I’m going to say… BUY THE BUNDLE! Save 10% and be 100% happy.



Spooky Night suite, Spooky Cat stamp, Cat Punch, Stampin' Up! , diannescards.com

Hurricane Harvey Donation:

If you are like me, you have been glued to the TV to sadly witness the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. I know you are as concerned as I am to see the loss of life, of homes, the complete alteration of lives. It will take a long time to recover. I know, like me, you want to help. Here’s one little way.

Please shop with me in September, and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by the storm. I will donate 20% of your order total (before tax and shipping) to the Houston Food Bank (See Charity Navigator here. )

  • All orders must be placed between today, September 1 and September 30.
  • You can place your order by emailing me, [email protected] We can work out what you want, payment, etc. You can also call.
  • If you are coming to any of my classes you can order then.
  • You can order directly on line. To get to my 24-7 online store, just click on any item in the Supply List and that will take you there. You can then select what you’d like to order.


Thanks so much. Enjoy summer’s last weekend!


Sunday CASE Belated Birthday

It’s Sunday! That means another video, this one in the CASE series (Copy and Share Everywhere). And, as an added bonus, for this one, I created a belated birthday card. But, perhaps you are one of those people who never need that kind of card. Well, you might want to watch the video anyway, just to get some hints on Caseing a card.

Here’s a picture of just the card. Isn’t it cute? I think this is a color combination worth holding on to.

Belated Birthday, Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, CASE, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here are the colors.



And here is a close up so that you can see the cute Glitter Enamel Dots.

Belated Birthday, Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, CASE, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Supply List for Belated Birthday CASE Card:

A Few Things to Remember:

Bonus Day coupon

Christmas in July, recruiting promotion, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Hope you are enjoying a beautiful Sunday.