Bella and Friends Say Get Well

Hello! Welcome to my blog! Maybe you are a regular reader or perhaps you are stopping here while hopping along Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. Either way, I hope you like the card I’m showing today. A friend recently had to undergo a procedure and I wanted him to know I was thinking of him and hoping he’d be better soon. What better way than to have a hello from Bella and Friends!

Bella and Friends stamp set, get well, heat embossing, Kylie Bertucci Internation Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The theme for this month’s hop is encouragement. I know you’ll want to continue along the hop and see all of the great projects with this theme.

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Design Notes for Bella and Friends Cards:

I truly believe that you can’t make a bad card with the Bella and Friends stamp set. If you read my blog regularly, you know that I use that stamp set quite a bit! This one was pretty simple. I stamped Bella with some Memento Black ink and colored in the image with some Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. A little red heart added just the right pop of color. For the background, I used the Seaside Embossing Folder. It had probably been a day or two since I’d done any heat embossing and I needed my heat embossing fix. So, the “Hello” sentiment was heat embossed and then punched out with the Darling Label Punch. The “Hello” is from the Darling Label Punch Box stamp set.

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Purchase List for Bella and Friends 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 Purchase 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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Treat Time Thank You

I hope you had a happy Christmas and enjoyed some time with family and friends. Now to the clean up, put away stage! Maybe some returns or bargain shopping are on you “To-Do” list today. For me,  I want to start writing Thank You notes.  I guess I was a good girl this year or at least good enough. I received lots of nice things! The Treat Time stamp set thank you sentiment is just so appropriate for my cards.

Treat Time stamp set, thank you, All My Love DSP, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I’m sure you recognize all the products. Or do you? I sneaked in one new item that will be available next week.

Design Notes for Treat Time Thank You:

Except for the heat embossing of the sentiment, this is really a pretty simple card. #simplestamping. I stamped the Balmy Blue card stock with Balmy Blue ink using one of the stamps from the Touches of Texture stamp set. When you stamp color on color, it’s a nice way to add some texture to your card.

I used some of the Blueberry Bushel embossing powder to make sure that the sentiment would pop a bit. A little pink Rhinestone adds a little touch of shine. The final touch was a bit of Polka Dot ribbon that I colored with a Dauber and some Balmy Blue ink.

Treat Time stamp set, thank you, All My Love DSP, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I think the star of this card is the strip of designer paper that I used. It’s from the Occasions catalog that will go live on January 3. That’s next week! Watch the video so see all of the new papers.

 

Purchase List for Treat Time Thank You:

 

This and That:

You don’t need to go out to be able to get some bargain shopping done today!

Year-End Closeout

Here’s your chance to pick up some great deals on Discontinued and Retiring item.

Check it out here. Year End Closeout-US.

I would be happy to be your demonstrator. If you need a Catalog, please let me know. ([email protected]) There are so many great things you will have to have!

Dianne

Friendly Expressions for Big Congratulations

Goddaughter Caroline recently told me that her son Aidan made the Philadelphia Archdiocesan band and is first chair for the trumpet. Pretty big accomplishment for a ten year old! So, of course, a congratulations card was in order. I decided to use the Friendly Expressions stamp set and the Sheet Music set for this #simplestamping card.

Friendly Expressions stamp set, sheet Music stamp set, heat embossing, congratulations, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I think this is a pretty easy card although I did use heat embossing. Still….

Design Notes for Friendly Expressions Card:

Well, isn’t the Sheet Music backgrond stamp really the only thing that would work on this card? It’s a little hard to see but the card base is Tranquil Tide and so I used Tranquil Tide ink for the music. The sentiment was stamped with Versa Mark and then heat embossed with black powder. The think the Gold Foil really sets the card front off nicely.

Friendly Expressions stamp set, sheet Music stamp set, heat embossing, congratulations, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s a picture of our budding musician.

 

 

Purchase List for Friendly Expressions Card:

Both of the stamp set I used today come in both clear mount and wood mount. Choose which ever you prefer.

 

This and That:

I am sure you are going to be ordering on line today to take advance of the Cyber Monday sales. Stampin’ Up! is also celebrating Cyber Monday. Both of the stamp sets that I featured on today’s card are on sale! Don’t forget to order today!!!! But, get you list ready for Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s when the Tools and Ink go on sale.

Online Extravanganza

November 26 – Today

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

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

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.

Dianne

 

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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

Supply List for Joy Fold Christmas Card:

 

 

 

This and That:

If you looked at the tutorial, you know that this is really an easy but impressive card to make. So, are you ready to order the materials you need to make this joy fold card? 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, 4AGCW3KA. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card.

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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.

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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.

 

Supply List for You Dazzle Me Card:

 

This and That:

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, UQQ7BE3N. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card.

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