Good Morning Magnolia Gift Box

Each month I hold card classes in my home. We have lots of fun. I always have a door prize, usually something I’ve made. This month I am offering a Mini Pizza Box. The box is  adorned with a flower made with the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle.

Inside the box? Candy of course! But you could use these boxes for so many things: candy, jewelry, a gift card.

 

Design Notes for Good Morning Magnolia Box:

I wish that I could say that I figured out how to make the flower all by myself. But it wasn’t that hard! I’ve added a video that Stampin’ Up made showing exactly how to make the flowers.

Well, I did not make the box. It’s one of the really cute Mini Pizza boxes that you can order. I did add a strip of Petal Pink card stock around the box. Then, I adhered the flower with some Tear & Tape and a bit of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon. Easy, right?

 

 

Purchase List for Good Morning Magnolia Box:

 

This and That:

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Ordering? Please use the Host Code for June, which is TRSWEMYM. 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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Pick a Pennant – It’s a Party!

Whenever a new catalog comes out, that means some things are retiring. I get excited about wonderful, new things but also a little sad about some of the things that will be retiring. Pick a Pennant is one of the retiring stamp sets. I’m glad I had one more chance to show it to you before it departs. I made some birthday party invitations for Goddaughter Anne Marie’s daughter Lia who will turn 6 very soon. She wanted a cat themed party. What do you think of my punch art cat?

Pick a Pennant stamp set, Playful Pennants Framelits dies, party invitation, Ginghma Gala Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

You can see some other cards I made using the Pick a Pennant stamp set here, and here.

Design Notes for Pick A Pennant Invitation:

I think if you are almost six, like cats and purple this invitation is a hit! I had fun figuring out how to make the cat. Lots of punches, some sponging and a little drawing.

  • Head- 2″ Circle Punch
  • Ears – Cut free hand
  • Eyes – White part, 1/2″ Circle punch, Black part from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
  • Nose – Also from Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, half of the bow!

Pick a Pennant stamp set, Playful Pennants Framelits dies, party invitation, Brushwork Alphabet stamp set, Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the banner with the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set.

Purchase List for Pick A Pennant Invitation:

Remember, lots of these items are retiring (Pick A Pennant stamp set, Playful Pennants Framelits, Pick A Pennant Bundle, Brushwork Alphabet stamp set and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper). Order now so you will not be disappointed.

 

 

This and That:

Just click on the banner above to go to my 24-7 on-line store to see what’s retiring and what you need to get before it’s gone.

Please use the Host Code for May, which is JTAPEHHY 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? 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

A Penguin Trio Says “Bon Voyage”

Some friends of ours are leaving on a cruise today. They are going around South America. They are excited about the cruise and especially about seeing some penguins. I thought that some punch art penguins would add to a cute Bon Voyage card.

Penguin Punch Art, Bon Voyage, Travel card, En Route stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Aren’t those penguins cute!?

 

 

Design Notes for Penguin Bon Voyage Card:

I guess I have been into punch art recently. If you recall, I created a card for a little boy that had a character from Sesame Street. I called it Elmo but it was really Bert, or was it Ernie. (Check out whoever it was here.) So, I’ve decided that punch art really means looking at whatever you want to create and breaking it down to basic shapes. Turns out penguins are really ovals and circles. I used Layering Oval Framelits Dies for the body and  1 1/4″ Circle Punch for the head. The feet are made with the bow from the Cookie Cutter Punch. The eyes and mouth are also from that punch. And the little flippers… Leaf Punch! Who knew!

Penguin Punch Art, Bon Voyage, Travel card, En Route stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

I wanted the card to be a little bigger than usual. It ended up being 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Bring out the Envelope Punch Board! I used some paper from the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper package.

Penguin Punch Art, Bon Voyage, Travel card, En Route stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Penguin Bon Voyage Card:

 

This and That:

Did you know that starting tomorrow, there are new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Pretty exciting, right?

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 Organdy Ribbon Combo and 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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Oh! It’s Punch Art Elmo!

A neighbor recently asked me to make a card for a little boy who was recovering from surgery. When I asked her to tell me what he likes, she mentioned Elmo. Well, I certainly didn’t have any stamps for that but knew I could probably piece together something using punches. What do you think? Elmo?

 

 

Design Notes for Punch Art Elmo Card:

Well, to be honest, Elmo is really a combination of punches and die cuts:

  • Hair: Lakeside Framelits, Basic Black card stock
  • Face: Layering Ovals Framelits, Pumpkin Pie card stock. I also used the Subtles Embossing folder to give it a little texture.
  • Mouth, (Trimmed) Layering Ovals Framelit, Real Red card stock
  • Ears: 1″ Circle Punch, Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • Nose: Layering Circles Framelits, Pumpkin Pie card stock (I laid the card stock on the Pumpkin Pie ink pad to darken it.)

Since green is the little guy’s favorite color, I used Call Me Clover card stock for the background and embossed it with the Seaside Embossing folder.

 

On the inside, I used Real Red ink and the En Route stamp set.

Punch art Elmo, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

Supply List for Punch Art Elmo Card:

 

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link  for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, KF3FW4VB. 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

Ava’s Window Box Treat

A week or so ago I showed you a treat box I made with the Window Box Thinlits and Creep It Real stamp set. (Check it out here.) This week I decided that I’d give that to my goddaughter’s son and make something else for her older daughter, Ava. At one point I looked at the first treat box and realized it had a pumpkinish shape. (Yes, use your imagination.)  What did I come up with? A Window Box treat that looks like a jack-o-lantern!

Window Box treat, Window Box Thinlits, Halloween, treat box, Seaside Embossing folder

See, it is pumpkinish!

Design Notes for Window Box Treat:

The Thinlits for the Window Box make the box itself pretty easy. I used some shapes from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the eyes and nose. The mouth was pretty much guess work. I wanted it to have that “I carved it myself!” look. To get the pumpkin texture, I ran the pieces through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder before I assembled it. For the stem, I just rolled a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. It was easier to work with after curling it with my Bone Folder. The leaves were made with the Leaf Punch.

Here’s a picture to show you the stem and leaves. You can also see that I sponged the card stock a bit with some Crumb Cake ink.

Window Box treat, Window Box Thinlits, Halloween, treat box, Seaside Embossing folder

Supply List for Window Box Treat:

Notice, no stamps!

 

If you would  like to purchase any of these items, all you need to do is to click on the picture of the item. That will take you directly to my 24-7 on-line store. If you are placing an order greater than $150, you will earn Host Rewards – Terrific!  If your order is less than $150, I’d love for you to add the Host Code to your order so that I can bundle your order with others. October Host Code: ZCDNA69A. At the end of the month, someone will receive the Host Rewards.

Take Note!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne