Joyous Noel and Joy Fold Christmas – Why Not?

Today’s fun fold is a repeat of joy fold card! I spent a long time avoiding making joy fold cards. I had convinced myself that it was too complicated. Look at me now. I love the Joyous Noel Specialty Paper and knew it would be great to make a joy fold card with. What do you think? Can you have too much joy?

joy fold Christmas card, Merry Christmas to All stamp set, heat embossingJoyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Here are links to some other joy fold cards that I’ve made. Here, and here.

Design Notes for Joy Fold Christmas Card:

I always think of a joy fold card as card with little card on top of it! For the little card on the top of this crd, I did some heat embossing, as you know, one of my favorite techniques. If you want to learn more about joy fold cards, check out this tutorial. Joy Fold Tutorial

Here’s a peek at the inside of this card.

joy fold Christmas card, Merry Christmas to All stamp set, heat embossingJoyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Oh No! (In Large Letters!)

Have you ever missed someone’s birthday? Maybe even someone who’s birthday you should not have missed? It feels awful. You just want to smack your head and wail, “Oh no!” and “Sorry!” Well that’s what today’s card does. I used Large Letter Framelits to say exactly all of that!

Large Letters Framelits, Belated Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

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Today is also the day for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. I am so thrilled to participate! I know you will want to visit all of the other stops on the hop.

 

Design Notes for Large Letters Belated Birthday Card:

For this card, I used both the Large Letter Framelits to create the eclipse effect and I also stamped the letters with the coordinating Letters for You stamps. I nudged out of my comfort zone just a bit by stamping the letters on Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper (I hardly ever stamp on anything but card stock. WHY, I wonder?) To make sure that everything was properly aligned, I used the Stamparatus.

Large Letter Framelits, Belated birthday, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Practice run with letters to make sure they are aligned correctly!

Large Letter Framelits, Belated birthday, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

After stamping the letter, I cut them out with the Framelits. The I cut the letters out again from Night of Navy card stock and backed the stamped letters. After popping the letters up with Foam Adhesive Strip, it was easy to place them in the proper places.

I stamped the inside with sentiments from the Sorry For Everything stamp set.

Large Letters Framelits, Belated Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Did you notice the card is not a standard size? Of course, I made an envelope! Such fun.

Large Letter Framelits, Belated birthday, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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You Dazzle Me !

On Sunday, I went to West Chester to see Ava in a horse show. Though I don’t get to see her ride often, I do love it. I was really impressed with how great she looks! I don’t know anything about horseback riding but I was dazzled! So, the You Dazzle Me sentiment from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set seemed perfect to make a little card for her.

You Dazzle me, Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set, heat embossing, congratualtions, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com,

You Dazzle Me

Two second place and a fourth place! Go Ava and Briggs!

 

I also decided this would be a great card for this week’s Global Design Project. It is a sketch challenge and I think this card fits the bill. Just click on the design and it will take you to the site so that you can see other great cards using this sketch. You Dazzle Me, #GDP162, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for You Dazzle Me Card:

What a fun challenge this was. The designer samples are terrific. I was all ready to cut some card stock with the Triple Banner Punch when I saw the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and inspiration hit. The pocket was a perfect shape- well, sort of! Blueberry Bushel card stock is reminiscent of denim and the Grapefruit Grove put me in mind of the orange stitching on jeans. Since I always look for an opportunity to do heat embossing, I used some of the In Color 2018–2020 Stampin’ Emboss Powder for the stitching and for the sentiment.

 

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Lined Alphabet for HBD!

If you are not on Facebook or under the age of 40, you might not know that HBD stands for Happy Birthday! I thought it would be cute on a card front. I think I made sure that the receiver will understand the message I wrote with the Lined Alphabet stamp set.

Lined alphabet stamp set, masculine birthday, Classic Label Punch

Design Notes for Lined Alphabet HBD:

This card went together pretty quickly. Instead of starting with the Designer Paper, I started with the card stock color. Not necessarily a good idea, but I made it work. Garden Impressions is one of those paper stacks that you think you would not be able to use for a masculine card. But, don’t rule it out. The reverse side of most of the beautiful, flower filled papers has great designs. They can be used for anyone! Here’s a close up of the paper.

Garden Impressions 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

To create the banner, I used the Lined Alphabet stamps, I was going to color in the letters but opted not to. Maybe next time. I used the dot from the exclamation point to create the asterisk. Do you know where the “To You” came from? I think it’s pretty unexpected. It’s part of one of the sentiments in the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I just used a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker to add color to the part I wanted to stamp.

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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!

 

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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.

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