Petal Palette for Global Design Project

I resisted the very strong urge to make a Christmas card. This week’s challenge over at Global Design Project is a color challenge, one of my favorites. The colors very politely yelled “Christmas”! But, I need some thank you cards. So thank you cards it is!

Petal Palette stamp set, Petals & More Thinlits, Stamparatus, Wink of Stella, Blender Pen, Thank you, Stampin' Up!,


Just click on the image below to go over to Global Design Project website to see more projects using this wonderful color combination.



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Design Notes Petal Palette Card:

This is a color combination that can’t miss. I think you can see how I felt a Christmas card would be perfect with these colors. But, I restrained myself! Time for the Stamparatus. I only inked the “Thank You” stamp once as I moved down the page using the hinge technique. I added a column of dots on the card stock then added some on the Crumb Cake card base to tie it all together.

Next, I stamped the flowers with some Crumb Cake ink. Then, I used a Blender Pen and ink to color in the flowers and leaves. No fussy cutting needed as i was able to use one of the dies from the Petals and More Thinlits Dies set. Finally, I popped those flowers up on Dimensions, layered and I was done. (Measurements for the layers: Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, Tranquil Tide – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and Merry Merlot – 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ ) Oh, to finish it off, I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers.

Petal Palette stamp set, Petals & More Thinlits, Stamparatus, Blender Pen, Wink of Stella, Thank you, Stampin' Up!,




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It’s a Sheltering Tree Kind of Day

The day I made this card, it was rainy and windy. I stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree without any leaves to reflect the weather!  A friend recently lost his grandmother and I wanted to make a special card for him. Don’t you think the trees are appropriate for a sympathy card?

Sheltering Tree, Timeless Textures, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper, Everyday Label Punch, stamping off, Stampin' Up!,

While I made this card with a masculine appeal in mind, I think you could send it to anyone.

Design Notes for Sheltering Tree Card:

The central image, the trees, were stamped in Soft Suede. But, did you notice that some are darker than others? For the tree on the right, I stamped the image directly onto the card stock. For the other two trees, I stamped off. That means, I inked up the stamp, stamped on a piece of scrap paper than stamped on the card stock. This really easy technique gives some depth to the images. You can stamp off once or even two times for a great effect. Here’s the same tree stamped off two times.

Sheltering Tree, Timeless Textures, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper, Everyday Label Punch, stamping off, Stampin' Up!,

For the card I made, I overlapped the trees to give the effect of a forest.

Sheltering Tree, Timeless Textures, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper, Everyday Label Punch, stamping off, Stampin' Up!,

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Falling For Leaves – One More Time

How could I not love a stamp set that has coordinating dies and create things for my favorite season? That’s the case for the Falling  For Leaves Bundle. It’s just the best stamp set and just to make it all better, a great set of coordinating Thinits.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, Detailed Leaves Thinlits, Sprig Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!,, #GDP160


The layout for this card was inspired by a beautiful card presented over at Global Design Project this week. Isn’t it beautiful? #GDP160



Design Notes for Falling For Leaves Card:

Well, to say I followed the plan/sketch of the card might be a little bit of an exaggeration, but I think it’s close enough. The copper leaf is probably my favorite part. After I cut that one out, I did the solid shape leaf with Merry Merlot. A few sprigs, some lacy trim and a sentiment to finish off. I started to put it together and realized that background piece needed something. I used the large leaf stamp from Falling for Leaves but stamped off some of the ink before stamping. It was such fun to put together. Perhaps, I will make a bunch more to send to my customers for October orders.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, Detailed Leaves Thinlits, Sprig Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!,, #GDP160


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Tropical Chic for Global Design Project

This week Global Design Project is celebrating it’s 150th post. How could I not participate? I love the sketch. Here’s my take on the sketch using the Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Tropical Chic stamp set, Tropical Escape DSP, Friend/encouragment card, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s the sketch for this challenge. Just click on the sketch to go to Global Design Project web site.

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Design Notes for Tropical Chic Card:

Don’t you just love that Tropical Escape Designer Paper? I think the colors are just terrific. Here’s what I picked out from the paper:



There are some small dots of Blushing Bride on the Designer paper that I used on this card. I tried to bring them out a bit by using some Blushing Bride card stock for the banner and behind the leaf. I also added some Blushing Bride ink to the Glimmer Paper. Have you ever done that. It’s really easy to color Glimmer Paper. It just takes a sponge or Dauber and ink. I did a video about this a while back. You might want to check it out.



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Love What You Do – Again!

It seems I just can’t help myself. I keep reaching for the Love What You Do stamp set. The stamp set images are just perfect when paired with the share What You Love Designer Paper. This time I kicked it all up a notch by adding the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper.

Love What You Do stamp set, Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty Paper, Share What YOu Love Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!,

I was inspired by this week’s sketch at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. You should think about adding something to our challenge! This is such a great sketch!

Try Stampin' on Tuesday, sketch challenge 368,

Design Notes for Love What You Do Card:

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I was going to take a bit of liberty with the design and use an oval cut opening from the Delightfully Detailed Paper. These papers are so beautiful. You just don’t need to do much to make it shine.

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comThese sheets are vanilla on one side and white on the other. They can be cut apart and used for cards or scrap book pages. Each package has four of each sheet. Lots of fun here.

I first stamped the background in Powder Pink on a piece of Whisper White card stock,. So that the background would be faint, I stamped off first.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry. The 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon was the perfect touch for the bottom of the laser cut piece. It needed just one more detail. I finally came up with using one of the Faceted Dots. Even though the Dot color is Blackberry Bliss, I thought it was just right.

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