Sweet Thanks with Apron of Love

Recently, one of our neighbors brought us some fabulous cupcakes that she baked. Rich, lovely pound cake with raspberry flavored frosting and a luscious raspberry on top. YUM! I should be baking something for her in return but in the meantime, I pulled out Apron of Love stamp set to create a thank you card for her.

Apron of Love stamp set, Thank You, #GDP179, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

In addition to making this for my neighbor, I also created it for this week’s Global Design Challenge. Be sure to hop over and see all the great projects. Just click here or on the banner below to get to the site.

 

Design Notes for Apron of Love Card:

Do you know where the cupcake came from? It’s from my favorite stamp set, Bella and Friends. I just cut off the candle and added a raspberry with the Rich Razzleberry Blends Marker (light). A little Wink of Stella on the frosting for a touch of glitter!

Bella & Friends

Seems like I used three different stamp sets for this card. Not something I usually do! The cupcake was from Bella & Friends, the Apron and “I love baking” from Apron of Love and the “Thanks” from All Things Thanks stamp set. The stamp actually said, “Thanks for joining us”. I just cut off the part I didn’t need and stamped away. I’m a rebel like that.

The favorite part of my card is really the color combination.

 

 

Purchase List for Apron of Love Card:

 

This and That:

Did you see my blog post the other day? I am in an International Blog Highlights competition. I’d appreciate it if you would take a minute to vote for me.

Here’s the link.

My card is #7. Just click on the upper right hand corner to vote for my card.

Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights, March, 2019, diannescards.com

Thanks!

Have you seen the third release of Sale-A-bration items?

Sale-A-Bration third release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code (March) AMJMEMMM,  If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Dianne

 

Masking with a Framelit…Really!

It’s a long story. I won’t bore you with the details but I had virtually NO Coastal Cabana Paper after using lots of it for my February card class. I found a scrap to use for a mat but none to cut out the Happy Birthday (the scrap I used for the mat already had something punched out). So, I improvised, masking with the Happy Birthday Framelit!

 

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The reason that Coastal Cabana was so important was that it is one of the colors in this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project. Click here or on the image below and check out all the cards there. By the way, the designer for this week’s project is Cheryll Miller, a lovely Australian demonstrator I met while in Orlando in November. Her card is beautiful!

#GDP177

 

Design Notes for Happy Birthday Framelit Card:

What I wanted to do was use some Coastal Cabana Card Stock to cut out Happy Birthday with the Happy Birthday Framelit. No luck. However, I found a Happy Birthday I’d already cut out, an extra from some earlier project. I used just a tiny bit of SNAIL Adhesive, adhered it to some Whisper white Card Stock and then sponged around it with Coastal Cabana ink as it if were a mask. Problem solved!

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The other fun part of this card was that I got to use my new Rectangle Stitched Framelits for the Whisper White piece. The final touch was to add some Wink of Stella to the flowers from the Tropical Chic stamp set.

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Happy Birthday Framelit Card:

Yes, I have already ordered more Coastal Cabana Card Stock!

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Dianne

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.

 

#GDP166

 

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

TOOLS & INK

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

 

Dianne

 

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

 

 

Have a Great Trip!

My BFF left yesterday for a trip to Verona, Italy. I know she will have a wonderful time. I wanted to send her off with a few treats and, of course, a hand made travel card. It was easy to think of the Waterfront stamp set to create an Italian countryside picture. I had to search a bit to come upon the sentiment. Do you know which stamp set it is from?

Waterfront stamp set, Sea of Texture stamp set, Travel card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I won’t keep you in suspense any longer, the sentiment is from Sea of Textures. Did you guess that?

 

 

Design Notes for Waterfront Travel Card:

I think it took me longer to select the colors than to actually make the card! It’s so easy to create a tranquil scene with the Waterfront stamps – mountains, lakes, rivers, evergreen trees, palm trees, little cottage – all are possible with this set. Here’s a close up look at the stamps in the Waterfront stamp set.

Waterfront stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This stamp set is photopolymer and so it was easy to line up the palm tree trunks and branches. When you look at the Supply List below, you will notice that I’ve listed a Stampin’ Pierce Mat in the supplies. When you use photopolymer stamps, it’s best to stamp on a mat. You will get a nice clear image that way.

 

Waterfront stamp set, Sea of Texture stamp set, Travel card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I know you probably can’t see it, but I added some Wink of Stella on the water. It’s never a mistake to add some Wink of Stella!

 

Supply List for Waterfront Travel Card:

 

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

P.S. Here’s a picture of the package of goodies I sent to Janice to share with her friends in case they get hungry.

Travel card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

 

Treat Time for a Special Birthday

Do you ever have trouble getting cards out for birthdays at the beginning of the month? I confess, sometimes, I do. My dear friend Rose is celebrating her birthday tomorrow. We went to both high school and college together. I didn’t want to miss her special day. I used the Treat Time stamp set to make something special for her over the weekend and, I hope, got it in the mail in time.

Treat Time stamp set, Birthday, TSOT Technique challenge stitching, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Lables Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescaards.com

This card was my card for this month’s technique challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. This month the challenge is to use stitching on your project. There are so many ways you can do this. I used a die that mimicked stitching. Go on over to the challenge site to see the great tutorial about stitching.

Design Notes for Treat Time Card:

The Stitched Label Framelits are like a hidden treasure. I used one of the dies for the Petal Pink circle. I like it because it has the openings all around the edgeand I knew I could lace some ribbon through the holes – almost like stitching, right? But the winner piece for this card was the die that cut the stitched line along the other piece of Petal Pink card stock. Doesn’t it look just like I used my sewing machine to make a row of tiny stitches?

Treat Time stamp set, Birthday, TSOT Technique challenge stitching, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Lables Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescaards.com

Of course, the Share What You Love Designer Series paper is so beautiful. You can’t make a bad card with it! I used it on the bottom and cut a few flowers out of some scraps. One is one the front and one on the inside. There was one extra for the envelope.

Treat Time stamp set, Birthday, TSOT Technique challenge stitching, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Lables Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescaards.com

 

Never one to leave well enough alone, I added a little Wink of Stella to the flower on the front of the card.

Treat Time stamp set, Birthday, TSOT Technique challenge stitching, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Lables Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescaards.com

 

Supply List for Treat Time Card:

 

 

This and That:

Did you know that this week Stampin’ Up! is having a sale in honor of World Card Making Day? Here are the great things that are on sale. Just let me know what you want to order. Or, you can place an order yourself using my 24-7 on-line store. Be sure to use this month’s Host Code, UQQ7BE3N.

 

Do you like today’s card? Do you have a thought or comment about it? Please leave me a comment – I love comments!

Thanks,

Dianne