Do You Hear Wedding Bells?

The son of one of our neighbors is getting married soon. I wanted to make a special wedding card and knew that Woven Heirlooms stamp set would be the way to go. What do you think?

Woven Heirlooms stamp set, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, Wedding card, heat embossing, Watercolor pencils, Woven threads Designer Series Paper, Stitched Nested Labels, Magnolia Meory Dies, Scalloped Lace Trim, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Woven Heirlooms Card:

As you can see, I used a bit of copper heat embossing on this card. The wedding invitation had copper so I thought it would work well. The sentiment is heat embossed as are both of the borders on either side of the sentiment layer. Do you recognize that paper? It’s from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. I did something I hardly ever think to do, that is to emboss on designer paper. I think it worked out well on this. Here’s a look at that Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.

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The flower is from the lovely Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. I heat embossed it also and then colored in with Watercolor Pencils. After coloring, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the coloring. The Magnolia Memory Dies made it easy to cut out the flower. The final touch was to add a little knot of the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim.

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Pretty Pressed Petals Paper

Have you seen the new Pressed Petals Designer Paper? It’s beautiful! I used some of the paper to create a very quick birthday card.

Pressed Petals Designer Paper, Itty Bitty birthdays stamp set, heat embossing, Tieless Label PUnch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Don’t you love it?

 

Design Notes for Pressed Petals Card:

This card is possibly one of the easiest cards I have ever made. Really! I started out by using some of the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment and punched it out with the Timeless Label Punch. Finally, I popped  it up on some Dimensionals and done!

But really, you can’t miss with this beautiful paper. Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper is a lightweight paper with photographic images of real pressed petals on one side and vintage designs on the other. One design has distinct designs to cut out and use on card fronts. And, bonus, the package has 24 sheets!

Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper, Stampn' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Pressed Petals Card:

 

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Woven Heirlooms for Sympathy

The theme for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is encouragement. When does someone need encouragement more that at the time of the passing of a loved one? I think the new Woven Heirlooms stamp set is absolutely perfect for this type of card.

 

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Design Notes for Woven Heirlooms Card:

You know how much I love heat embossing. I thought the white embossing was in keeping with the colors in the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. And don’t you love that piece cut with the Stitched Labels Framelits?

Woven Heirlooms stamp set, Butterfly Gala stamp set, heat embossing, Stitched Labels Framelits, Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Scalloped Linene Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I cut out two of them so that I could use one on the inside of the card.

 

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I like using butterflies on any card but especially a sympathy card. They seem so hopeful. For this, I stamped the butterflies (from Butterfly Gala stamp set) on vellum. Next, I punched out both butterflies from card stock and then mounted the vellum ones on the cardstock.

 

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During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

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Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye

One of the prettiest stamp sets in our current Stampin’ Up! catalog is the Dragonfly Dreams set. Sadly, it is going to retire soon, Dragonfly Dreams goodbye. Not to worry, it will be replaced by lots of other beautiful things! I made this card a few weeks ago for a swap and wanted to share it with you in case you are in need of some inspiration.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I got to use some fun techniques on this one!

Design Notes for Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye Card:

Of course, the dragonfly is the star of this card. I stamped the image on a piece of vellum with some Soft Sea Foam ink and them immediately added some clear embossing powder. After I heat embossed it, I used the Detailed Dragonfly dies to cut it out. Did you know that you can emboss with regular ink instead of Versamark? You need a well inked pad. (Another reason to be sure to purchase a refill when you buy the ink pad.) You also need to act quickly – add the powder and heat right away.

The other interesting part of this card is the dry embossing. I used a Sponge Brayer and added Soft Sea Foam ink to the inside of the Petal Burst Embossing folder with a Foam Brayer. The Whisper White card stock piece was embossed the same way and then fit into the Soft Sea Foam piece.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The tag was stamped on Whisper White card stock and rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch.

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I finished off the tag with some sponging and ribbon.

Purchase List for Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye Card:

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The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Framelits, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, that I used for today’s card are retiring as are so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.

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Amazing Life Birthday

There are some great stamp sets in the Annual Catalog that will retire soon. But, there are also some great sets in the Occasions Catalog that will soon be gone. One of these great sets is the Amazing Life stamp set. I made a birthday card with that set and know this is a set I’m going to miss.

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made the card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge. Click on the banner below to see other great cards.

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Design Notes for Amazing Life Card:

When the opportunity presents itself to use heat embossing, I generally take it! It’s probably my favorite technique. Sometimes, embossing on black card stock is challenging. But, if you are sure to use your Emboss Buddy to remove static, you will be fine.

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Just in case there was not enough gold … heat embossing and gold foil, I added some gold Candle Embellishments. Oh and there is gold in the Designer Paper. Hard to overdo on gold, don’t you think?

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Amazing Life Card:

 

 

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Well, there’s good news and not so good news here. The Amazing Life stamp set is retiring. It’s part of a bundle. The good news is, buy it now with the Stitched Rectangles Framelits. The Framelits will continue to the new catalog but not as part of a bundle. If you buy the bundle now, you save 10%.

Here are the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies and the stamp set. The bundle # is 150624, ($50.25) Look at all those Framelits!!!!

Oh, the super Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper is also retiring. GET IT NOW!

Here’s a good look at that paper.

Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

 

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Here are links to the retiring list, both from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog.

AC 18-19 Retiring List_US (Annual catalog)

OCC 19 Retiring List_US (Occasions Catalog)

Remember to use this month’s host code when you order. (FHUCZP6P)  Then you will be eligible to possibly receive host benefits at the end of the month.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Dianne