Do You Hear Wedding Bells?

The son of one of our neighbors is getting married soon. I wanted to make a special wedding card and knew that Woven Heirlooms stamp set would be the way to go. What do you think?

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Design Notes for Woven Heirlooms Card:

As you can see, I used a bit of copper heat embossing on this card. The wedding invitation had copper so I thought it would work well. The sentiment is heat embossed as are both of the borders on either side of the sentiment layer. Do you recognize that paper? It’s from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. I did something I hardly ever think to do, that is to emboss on designer paper. I think it worked out well on this. Here’s a look at that Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.

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The flower is from the lovely Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. I heat embossed it also and then colored in with Watercolor Pencils. After coloring, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the coloring. The Magnolia Memory Dies made it easy to cut out the flower. The final touch was to add a little knot of the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim.

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Shopping List for Woven Heirlooms Card:

 

This and That:

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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

What does it mean to be a demonstrator? It does NOT mean that you have to hold classes or sell millions each year! What it does mean is that you can purchase whatever you want for 20 or even 25% off. It means you  get to see and purchase items before everyone else. It means you can be part of a fun team. Call or email me if you have questions. I have many hobby demonstrators on my team. Want to be one too?

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Dianne

 

Well Said for Retirement Congratulations

Recently,  one of our neighbors retired as a school nurse after a long and successful career. We joined her friends and family for a party a week or so ago. I wanted to make a special card for her. Now that she is retired, I think card making is in her future! I used both the Beautiful You and the Well Said stamp sets for her card.

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Design Notes for Well Said Retirement Card:

Easel cards are fun to create. I wrote up a tutorial for one awhile back. You can see it here, Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait. For this card, I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to make a strip that would hold the card up.

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I love the new Garden Lane Designer Paper and used it as the background for the front. I thought it looked a bit quilt like. Appropriate since my friend is a quilter!

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The joyful woman, from the Beautiful You stamp set, was first stamped in Basic Gray. Next, I colored in her dress, hat, etc with Watercolor Pencils. Finally, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out all the colors.

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Purchase List for Well Said Retirement Card:

 

This and That:

Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July is TSRVGE3D. If on-line orders total $150 or more, you will be eligible to win the Host Benefits for those orders. I’ll also send along a little gift with your thank you card for any purchases over $50.

 

 

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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

What does it mean to be a demonstrator? It does NOT mean that you have to hold classes or sell millions each year! What it does mean is that you can purchase whatever you want for 20 or even 25% off. It means you  get to see and purchase items before everyone else. It means you can be part of a fun team. Call or email me if you have questions. I have many hobby demonstrators on my team. Want to be one too?

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

 

Watercolor Pencils and a Friday Fun Fold

You have probably figured out that I love the Blended Seasons stamp set and Stitched Seasons Framelits. I’m trying to show you as many samples as I can since you only have a short time left to buy them. Today I’ve paired them up with the new set of Watercolor Pencils. Yes, it’s true, new Watercolor Pencils. All new colors in this set. More about that later. I decided to send a thank you using the Blended Season Bundle to each customer who purchased this bundle this month. Here’s one version.

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Design Notes for Watercolor Pencils Thank You Cards:

I think this is really a z-fold card with a little twist. I’m called it, Z-Fold with a Framelit! The Designer Paper is cut to 5 1/4″ x 8″ and mounted on a piece of card stock (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). I saw this on a video that Ronda Wade did. Wish I could say that I thought of it myself.

I stamped the flowers on Whisper White card stock with Memento Ink. When you use Memento ink, the ink won’t run when you use the Blender Pen. I was able to use my new Watercolor Pencils to color the flowers. After that, I went over the coloring with a Blender Pen. It seems to smooth out the coloring. I ended up using all three of the label framelits from the Stitched Seasons Framelit set.

I used a similar technique on a fall themed card. Can you see the fold in this picture? Score the Designer paper at 2″ and at 4″ .

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Supply List for Watercolor Pencils Thank You Cards:

The Blended Seasons Bundle is available in both clear mount and wood mount stamp sets. Nice to have a choice, right.

 

Here’s the scoop on the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment. it is avaliable now. It will probably be available again in the future. Stampin’ Up! is being a little mysterious about that!

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The colors are:

  • Balmy Blue
  • Cajun Craze
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Crushed Curry
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Garden Green
  • Gorgeous Grape
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Night of Navy

And did you know that Stampin Up! Watercolor Pencils are Acid Free and Lignin Free? Feel free to use them when you scrapbook.

 

 

Just for August:

For each $50 you spend in August you will receive a coupon for $5 to spend in September. Yea!

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The Blended Seasons Bundle is available only in August or while supplies last.

Blended Seasons Bundle

Don’t forget to order the Watercolor Pencils, Assortment 2 while you are ordering. If you place an order of $50 or more in August, I’ll send you a package of Colored Doilies as a thank you.

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are looking forward to some fun this weekend.

Dianne

 

 

 

 

Birthday Wishes for You – Two Ways

I started out making this a masculine card and ended up making both a masculine card and a feminine one. That’s just how clever I am. Well, more that the stamp set is pretty versatile. Birthday Wishes for You is one of those hidden gems in the catalog. Check out these cards.

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Cute and simple, right?

 

Design Notes for Birthday Wishes for You Cards:

As I mentioned, I started out thinking I would make a masculine birthday card for my card class. I used Watercolor Pencils to color in the Birthday part and finished it off with Blender Pens. I stamped the sentiment a second time on a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and cut out the “Happy” part of it. A few Mini Dimensions and just the right touch of color. I mounted the sentiment on a piece of Rich Razzleberry and placed that on a piece of Old Olive. Have you used the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder? It’s wonderful but, predictably, subtle. It doesn’t show up well in a photograph but looks great when you have the card in your hand. Trust me!

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While I was cleaning up and feeling pretty smug that I had a great card for class, I saw my Daisy Punch. Next thing I knew, I was changing up the card. What do you think?

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It’s pretty much the same card. I moved the sentiment piece, and added the daisy. If you were coming to my class, which one would you make?

 

Supply List for Birthday Wishes for You Cards:

 

Notes and News:

There are lots of great things going on with Stampin’ Up!

Paper Pumpkin first time subscribers deal. Click here for details.

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Designer Series Paper Sale. Check it out here.

 

 

FREE set of ten stamp pads when you purchase the demonstrator Starter Kit. Find out all the details here or email me with your questions ([email protected])

Recruit incentive

 

 

Remember, when you place an online order with me for $50 or more, this month I’ll send you a package of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems. Just a little thank you from me.

 

So glad that you stopped by today.

Dianne

Going On An Animal Expedition!

It’s aI think this title sounds like I’m off to a safari in Africa! I wish! Animal Expedition is the name of a package of fabulous Designer Series Paper. I used it for my card for this week’s sketch challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

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I’m not sure if the frog looks happy or scared! Maybe all the alligators have him a little worried.

Here’s the sketch from this week’s Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge.

TSOT

Design Notes For Animal Expedition Card:

Well, as usual, I changed the challenge up a bit. I changed the orientation of the card, but that’s okay!

The Animal Outing stamp set is really one of my favorites. I used one of the cute sentiments and the stamp of the frog on a branch. A little coloring with Watercolor Pencils and I was finished most of the card. I wrapped a bit of Black Baker’s Twine across the top. A layer or two, placed it on the Animal Expedition Designer Paper and done! Sometimes the best cards are the easiest!

 

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Supply List for Animal Expedition Card:

 

Sale! It’s A Sale! Sale!

Remember, designer paper is on sale. Buy three get the fourth one FREE! Animal Expedition is one of the papers on sale.

DSP Sale

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne