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!, diannescards.com, #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!, diannescards.com, #GDP160


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Go Team:

You know, I received the Falling for Leaves stamp set long before the Occasions catalog went live. That’s because I am a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. It’s just one of the great things about being a demonstrator. You get the good things first!

Another advantage to being a demonstrator, and it’s a big thing, the discount. You start with 20% and work up from there.

But getting things early and at a discount are not even the best things about becoming a demonstrator. I love creating and then sharing what I love with others. If you like that also, you should think about becoming a demonstrator. It doesn’t necessarily mean doing classes. There are other ways you can share.

You can sign up anytime, It’s only $99 for the Starter Kit. You get to pick whatever things you want. Oh, and you get to pick $125 worth of things! And – BONUS BONUS – pay no shipping on that order!

Please email me ([email protected])  if you have any questions. I’d love to have your join our team – no matter where you live. If you are ready to join, just click below.

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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!, diannescards.com

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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August Specials:

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Stampin’ Up! is rewarding demonstrators who sell 10 stamp pads or more during the month of August. I sell ten ink pads, I get a FREE ink pad. If I sell ten ink pads, I’m giving away the one I earn to someone who purchased an ink pad in August.

So, purchase a regular ink pad (not Versamark, Memento, Staz-On or uninked Craft Pads) and you have a chance to win another one!

August Bonus Days:

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In August, you will receive a coupon for $5 for each $50 you spend. The coupon will be good in September.

To order, all you need to do is to click on the logo below and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, your order needs to total $50 before tax and shipping to qualify for a Bonus coupon. ADD AN INK PAD OR TWO!


Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Stop back on Monday to see the second collar fold card, this time for a man.



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!, diannescards.com

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!

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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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How to Order:

When you want to order, all you need to do is to click on the  button below. That will take you to my 24-7 on-line store.

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Be sure to use the June host code (FUECRK7R) so that you might qualify to win the Host Benefits for June. If you purchase $50 or more, as a thank you, I will send you a sampler of In-Color ribbons. If you have any questions or need help, just send me an email, [email protected]

Hope you are having a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by.




New Colors and Abstract Impressions

I’m still getting to play around with some of the new colors that Stampin’ Up! has introduced. Today’s card uses Granny Apple Green, and Mango Melody. (Aren’t they great names?) I also got to use the Abstract Impressions stamp set. You are going to love it!

Abstract Impressions stamp set, Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I just love this color combination. Well, there aren’t too many things I don’t like with Night of Navy!

Design Notes for Abstract Impressions Card:

I actually made this card a few weeks ago for a swap. Since i was making more than one, I wanted something fairly easy. it was for fellow demonstrators so it had to be extra nice!  I think I was able to do both things with this card.

The color inspiration was easy, I just looked at the package of the Designer paper. The colors in the papers are always listed on the package and in the catalog. That makes it so easy to coordinate the colors for a card or project.

Both the flower and the leaves were two step stamps. For the leaves, I just used one color, stamping off the Granny Apple Green for the base layer of the leaf.Then I went pack with the second layer and stamped directly on top of the other leaf image.

The stamp set, Abstract Impressions is one I know I am gong to use a lot!  Look how many great stamps there are. You can’t miss with a stamp set that includes creative images and useful, versatile sentiments.

Abstract Impressions stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Ready to Order?

When you are ready to order, you can just go to my 24-7 on-line store and order items to be delivered directly to your home. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send you a gift! You will receive one yard each of the new In-Color ribbons. Be sure to use the June Host Code, FUECRK7R.


Hope you are having a great weekend.




Waterfront with Sympathy

I recently needed a special sympathy card. The father of a friend of mine passed away. He had been a science teacher and quite the outdoorsman. I knew the the Waterfront stamp set would be exactly what I would need for this special card.

Waterfront stamp set, Sympathy, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Design Notes for Waterfront Sympathy Card:

The Waterfront stamp set makes it easy to create a serene, beautiful card. This scene makes me think of a lakeside mountain, probably somewhere that my friend’s father would have loved.

For both the mountains and the water, I simply used the stamp two or three times, re-inking each time. The shading on the trees was created when I stamped them, then stamped again without re-inking. For the sun, I just made a mask of the mountains from a scrap of paper then stamped over it. (Go to my Video Tutorials page to find a link to my video about Masking.)

I began to put the card together and decided I need some texture or interest in the background. The Seaside Textured Embossing Folder, seemed to do the trick. Just enough texture.

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Is It Retiring?

The stamp set that I used for today’s card, Waterfront, is not on the retiring list. However, there are lots of great stamp set, Framelits, punches, inks, card stock, …Well, you get the idea, lots of stuff is retiring. So, check the lists and see what you need to order. I’d love to be your demonstrator! If you place an on-line order of $50 or more with me this month, I’ll send you a spool of Gold Ribbon as a thank you.

Here’s the link for on sale items!   AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

This is the list of items from the Annual Catalog.   AC Retired List-US

Here’s the list of items from the Occasions Catalog.   OCC Retired List-US

Just click below to go to my 24-7 On Line Store.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Oh, by the way, thank you for voting for my card at Kylie’s International Blog Highlights. I landed in the top 10 and so will be in a blog hop sometime soon. Thanks so much.