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.

#GDP186

 

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:

 

 

This and That:

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

 

 

retiring

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

 

Country Floral is Part of My Story

Welcome to my Blog! Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. For the hop, everyone was to make something with the theme of encouragement. I used the Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder and the Part of My Story stamp set to create a card for a friend is need of a little boost.

Country floral Dynamic Embossing folder, Part of My Story stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Thanks so much for voting for my card a few weeks back. I did land in the top ten!

 

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Hop, Stamp9in' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

I know you will want to see the rest of the hop. Here are the links:

 

Design Notes for Country Floral Card:

Earlier this month, I used this folder in my card class. We sponged the inside of the folder with some Petal Pink ink to create a lovely, soft background for the card front. Everyone loved it! Here’s a little peek at that card.

Country floral Dynamic Embossing folder, Part of My Story stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

To create this background to enhance the folder impressions, all you need to do is to use a brayer and add  some ink to the inside of the folder. For today’s card, I used VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold Heat Emboss Powder.

The card front really didn’t need too much more once I heat embossed! I added a piece of Gold Foil Paper behind the sentiment from part of My Story stamp set and just the tiniest bit of bling. The ribbon on the top added a little bit of softness. Really, a pretty easy card.

Country floral Dynamic Embossing folder, Part of My Story stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

OH, here’s a little tip. Whenever you are adhering a piece of card stock that has been embossed, be sure to use lots of adhesive or you can use Tear & Tape, as I did on this card. It will not fall off!

Purchase List for Country Floral Card:

 

This and That:

Did you know that you can get the fabulous Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder for FREE? Yes, it is a Sale-A-Bration choice right now. But hurry, there are only a few more days of Sale-A-Bration.

 

Sale-A-Bration third release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. (OOPS! the Lily Framelits Dies and the Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out. Sorry.) Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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 (March) 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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Dianne

 

 

Spring Inspiration!

Well, it’s almost spring! I’m ready. We have a few daffodils in bloom on our side yard and the weather is, some days, warming up a bit. When I saw the colors for this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project, I knew I would create a card with daffodils using the You’re Inspiring stamp set.

You're Inspiring stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP181, Subtles Embossing Folder, Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

Be sure to go on over to the Global Design Project site and check out all the lovely projects using this color combination. Just click on the banner below.

 

Design Notes for You’re Inspiring Card:

Well, I think this card just screams “Spring”, don’t you? It was pretty easy to put together. I used Gold Heat Embossing Powder for the daffodils and then colored them in with Daffodil Delight Blends. I don’t have Lemon Lime Twist Blends (they haven’t made them) so I used Granny Apple Green. Hopefully,  I’ll be forgiven for this little ‘cheat’. The Detailed Trio Punch was an easy way to add a little detail to the front piece and proved to be a handy way to add some ribbon. For just a little more texture, I embossed the Grapefruit Grove piece with the Subtle Embossing Folder.

You're Inspiring stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP181, Subtles Embossing Folder, Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I don’t have a sentiment on the card. I might add something later, likely an Easter sentiment or perhaps birthday.

 

 

Purchase List for You’re Inspiring Card:

This and That:

Have you seen the third release of Sale-A-bration items?

Sale-A-Bration third release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. (OOPS! the Lily Framelits Dies and the Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out. Sorry.) Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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 (March) AMJMEMMM,  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

Sweet Thanks with Apron of Love

Recently, one of our neighbors brought us some fabulous cupcakes that she baked. Rich, lovely pound cake with raspberry flavored frosting and a luscious raspberry on top. YUM! I should be baking something for her in return but in the meantime, I pulled out Apron of Love stamp set to create a thank you card for her.

Apron of Love stamp set, Thank You, #GDP179, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

In addition to making this for my neighbor, I also created it for this week’s Global Design Challenge. Be sure to hop over and see all the great projects. Just click here or on the banner below to get to the site.

 

Design Notes for Apron of Love Card:

Do you know where the cupcake came from? It’s from my favorite stamp set, Bella and Friends. I just cut off the candle and added a raspberry with the Rich Razzleberry Blends Marker (light). A little Wink of Stella on the frosting for a touch of glitter!

Bella & Friends

Seems like I used three different stamp sets for this card. Not something I usually do! The cupcake was from Bella & Friends, the Apron and “I love baking” from Apron of Love and the “Thanks” from All Things Thanks stamp set. The stamp actually said, “Thanks for joining us”. I just cut off the part I didn’t need and stamped away. I’m a rebel like that.

The favorite part of my card is really the color combination.

 

 

Purchase List for Apron of Love Card:

 

This and That:

Did you see my blog post the other day? I am in an International Blog Highlights competition. I’d appreciate it if you would take a minute to vote for me.

Here’s the link.

My card is #7. Just click on the upper right hand corner to vote for my card.

Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights, March, 2019, diannescards.com

Thanks!

Have you seen the third release of Sale-A-bration items?

Sale-A-Bration third release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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 (March) AMJMEMMM,  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!

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Just sign up by clicking on the icon below. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

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Dianne

 

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.

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Hop, Stamp9in' Up!, Diannescards.com

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.

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

 

 

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!

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Just sign up by clicking on the icon below. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

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Need a catalog? I’d be happy to get one to you, just email me at [email protected]

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne