Sorry for Everything

Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. The theme for this month is “Sorry”. I had to think about this one for a little while but realized I could combine this with another card on my “To Do” list. One of my neighbors is moving soon and I’m really sorry to see her go. Here’s what I made for her with the sorry for everything stamp set.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Here’s a link to go to Kylie’s site and see all the cards. Also, you can vote for my card while you are looking! My card is #11.

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Design Notes for Sorry for Everything Card:

As I was about to begin working on this card, I saw a package of designer paper I had just received. the top sheet in the pack seemed just perfect… light background, some touches of copper. Lo and behold, it was a package of Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. So, never discount any holiday paper (or stamps for that matter) as only appropriate for that holiday. I may be biased but I think the paper I chose looks just right for this card.

I think my current favorite color changes day by day. Today my favorite is Merry Merlot. It’s so rich and beautiful. The copper embossed “Sorry” stands out so nicely. I added another few touches of copper just to seal the deal. A strip of copper foil at the top, punched out with the decorative Ribbon Border Punch made me happy. And of course, the Designer Paper has copper in it.

As I put the card together, I felt like it was missing something. Here’s version one.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

I thought it needed a pop of color and so added the spring of Tranquil Tide (also a contended for “my favorite color”). Never one to leave well enough alone, I added just a touch of copper to some of the sprigs.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I tried to figure out how I could add just a little touch of Versamark so I could heat emboss and ended up using the end of the new Take Your Pick tool!

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The inside of the card was pretty simple but I managed to use up a little left over sprig

 

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Dianne

 

 

Detailed Trio Punch Meets Beautiful Day

Sometimes I have things I love but don’t give enough credit. The Detailed Trio Punch is one of those things. It just adds so much to a card, tag or other project. Here’s a card I made yesterday that really shows off how lovely it is.

Detailed Trio Punch, Beautiful Day stamp set, heat embossing, Aqua Painters, Stampin' Up!, diannecards.com

And do you love the colors? I saw a color challenge on Splitcoaststampers and just loved it.

 

Design Notes for Detailed Trio Punch Birthday Card:

The flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set has to be one of my very favorite images. It’s just fun to color in, either with pencils, Stampin’ Blends, or as I did today, with ink and Aqua Painters. I like using the Black Heat Emboss Powder so the the colors stay in the areas. The heat embossing seems to act as a little corral to keep the water and ink inside. Makes this technique easy for a beginner!

The Happy birthday sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set. The stamp actually says, “Happy birthday, gorgeous”. For this card, I just wanted a simple, “Happy birthday.” So, I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the parts of the stamp that I wanted to use.

Marker st stamp technique, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The Detailed Trio Punch has three different punch capabilities.  (I know, that’s a surprise.) For this card, I used two of the three, the corner rounding part and the lovely open work part. The punch also helps you create tags by punching a slot for ribbons or twine.

Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

I washed the background with some Coastal Cabana ink and Aqua Painter. After mounting that piece on the Coastal Cabana card stock, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots just to finish things off. I thought about adding some Wink of Stella but restrained myself. Maybe one source of glitter/glimmer is enough. What do you think?

Detailed Trio Punch, Beautiful Day stamp set, heat embossing, Aqua Painters, Stampin' Up!, diannecards.com

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Don’t forget!

There is still a day left for you to vote for my card in Kylie’s International Blog HIghlights. If I land in the top ten, I will be able to participate in an International Blog Highlights in early October.

  1. All you need to do is click on this link.
  2. Find my card, It’s #8.
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  4. If you voted successfully, you will get a message saying you have 4 votes left. (You can only vote once from a location for my card.)

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Dianne

I Think I’m Falling For Leaves

Falling for Leaves, that’s the name of a new stamp set. Isn’t that cute? And, yes, I am falling for it. True, I fall for just about anything that’s fallish. (Well, don’t get me started on Pumpkin Spice Latte, but that’s another story.) So I wanted to make a card for the Global Design Project sketch challenge and started with the Falling for Leaves Bundle. Here’s what I came up with.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, heat embossing, Frosted floral Specialty Designer SEries Paper, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, #GDP154, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Here’s the banner and a link to Global Design Project. Be sure to stop there and see all the great projects for this sketch.

Global Design Project, #GDP154, Stampin' Up! Diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Falling For Leaves Card:

Hard to know which I love more the Falling for Leaves stamp set or the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. Let’s call it a tie. I used both for this project.

When I saw the sketch, I had this idea that the area where the sentiment is was really a little flap and was a card on top of a card base. So that’s what I created. Here’s the inside of the card.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, heat embossing, Frosted floral Specialty Designer SEries Paper, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, #GDP154, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here you can also see that I couldn’t decide if I wanted the Old Olive ribbon under the Galvanized Metallic Paper or below, so I did both!

By the way, the card stock on the bottom is the new Galvanized Metallic Paper. I just took a small piece and used one of the dies from the Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies set to give it that nice, soft edge.

I think the card is kind of interesting. More like a post card with a card adhered to it. Good for those who don’t want to write a lot on the inside.

 

 

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Hope you are having a great day. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another Manly Monday post. All the inspiration you need to create those sometimes difficult cards for the guys in your life.

Dianne

 

 

 

 

 

Tea Tins Time

The Holiday Catalog features adorable Tins that will be perfect for holiday gifts or cards (see page 13 ). It occurred to me the other day that I had just ordered some of the Tea Tins from the regular catalog and hadn’t used them yet. We went to a lovely party this weekend and I decorated one to use as a hostess gift.

Copper Tea Tins, Accented Blooms stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Tea Tins:

Heat embossing – one of my favorite things to do! I used some Copper Heat Emboss Powder and then used some Stampin’ Blends to color in the design. I also heat embossed the “Thank You” from the Accented Blooms stamp set. it was pretty easy to use my Paper Snips and cut out the flower piece. The “Thank You” was popped up on some Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off, I added some of the Copper Thread behind and around the design. Just enough.

Copper Tea Tins, Accented Blooms stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

I put some tea bags in the tin and then placed the tin in a cello bag. The Copper Trim finished off the packaging.

Copper Tea Tins, Accented Blooms stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Dianne

 

 

Party Time with a Touch of Gold

About a week ago, my good friends Joyce and Jack celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Isn’t that amazing? Naturally such a special occasion should be honored with a special card. Petal Palette stamp set had the perfect sentiment. Here’s what I came up with.

Petal Palette stamp set, anniversary, large Letter Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Got a little gold?

Design Notes for Petal Palette 50th Anniversary Card:

Well, you really need to see the invitation to Joyce and Jack’s fabulous party then you can appreciate the card design.

Joyce and jack invitation

 

So, perhaps the color scheme makes sense now. I layered some Old Olive card stock behind the Gold Foil and Basic Black panels. Then the monogram letters were cut with the Large Letter Framelits. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold. Really, pretty simple.

i also created some tags for Joyce to add to her table setting at the party.

50th anniversary tag, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I actually made about 130 of them!

50th anniversary tags all, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The bags were filled with candies!

 

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Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

 

Dianne

 

Here are a few pictures from the party!

My high school and college friends.

 

 

Jack entertains!