Going On An Animal Expedition!

It’s aI think this title sounds like I’m off to a safari in Africa! I wish! Animal Expedition is the name of a package of fabulous Designer Series Paper. I used it for my card for this week’s sketch challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

Animal Expedition DSP, Animal Outing stamp set, TSOT, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


I’m not sure if the frog looks happy or scared! Maybe all the alligators have him a little worried.

Here’s the sketch from this week’s Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge.


Design Notes For Animal Expedition Card:

Well, as usual, I changed the challenge up a bit. I changed the orientation of the card, but that’s okay!

The Animal Outing stamp set is really one of my favorites. I used one of the cute sentiments and the stamp of the frog on a branch. A little coloring with Watercolor Pencils and I was finished most of the card. I wrapped a bit of Black Baker’s Twine across the top. A layer or two, placed it on the Animal Expedition Designer Paper and done! Sometimes the best cards are the easiest!


Animal Expedition DSP, Animal Outing stamp set, TSOT, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Sale! It’s A Sale! Sale!

Remember, designer paper is on sale. Buy three get the fourth one FREE! Animal Expedition is one of the papers on sale.

DSP Sale

Designer Series paper Sale, Stampin' Up!, diannescrds.com

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A Darling Label Punch Card for Guys!

Well, my thought of making a masculine card once a week is still on track. Though, “Masculine Monday” seems a day late this week. When I saw the challenge on Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, I knew it could be the layout sketch my guy card for this week. The Darling Label Punch added the colors and tools.

Darling Label Punch Box, Masculine card, TSOT 369, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

OK, so we don’t usually think of things that are “darling” qualifying as masculine. But the Darling Label Punch is  perfect for anyone. The punch is part of a kit that you will love. The kit contains the punch, two ink spots, six fabulous stamps and a clear acrylic block. Oh and then there is the beautiful tin that everything comes in. Love it!

darling Label Punch Box, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Masculine Darling Label Punch Card:

The sketch was such a good start for me. First I tried Night of Navy stripes in the background and it just wasn’t working. I thought about using color on color with the Grapefruit Grove and finally hit upon the idea of tweeking the Grapefruit Grove just a bit. Next, I embossed the card stock with the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder. Then I sponged the card stock with some Grapefruit Grove ink. I think that added just enough contrast.

For the little tag, I stamped the “Hello” first in Grapefruit Grove, then Night of Navy, then Grapefruit Grove. I wanted the sentiment to stand out so I made sure when I punched it out, the Night of Navy was front and center.


Darling Label Punch Box, Masculine card, TSOT 369, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

i wanted to pop in one more color. Pineapple Punch to the rescue. The ribbon and background square were perfect accents. I added a little pizzazz to the square by cutting it out with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Nice color combination, isn’t it?




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Hope you are having a nice day. maybe working in some stamping? I hope so!

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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!, 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!

Try Stampin' on Tuesday, sketch challenge 368, diannescards.com

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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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]

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Itty Bitty Greetings for TSOT Challenge

When I first saw the list of retiring item, I was disappointed that the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was being retired. However, I quickly recovered when I saw the new set, Itty Bitty Greetings. The fonts are clean and modern and the phrases just perfect. When I saw this week’s Try Stampin’ on Tuesday (TSOT) sketch challenge, I knew I’d want to use one of the sentiments from the new Itty Bitty Greetings.

Itty Bitty Greetings, TSOT367, Garden Impression DSP, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Layering squares Framelits, Stampin' Up! , diannescards.com

Here’s a look at the challenge, Be sure to go over to the page and see the samples. Create a card yourself and enter the challenge!

Design Notes for Itty Bitty Greetings Card:

Don’t you love the colors? The first layer is a sheet of paper from the 6″ x 6″ Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper. I used the colors that were in that sheet. That’s one of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! products, it’s so easy to coordinate everything. The card stock pieces are Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Mango Melody, a new color!

I decided that I needed a little texture so I used the Petal Burst Embossing Folder with the piece of So Saffron card stock. After I put the adhesive on, I realized I’d put the  adhesive on the embossed side rather than the debossed side. But, when I looked at it I rather liked it. Happy accident! There is no rule saying that one side is better or more proper than another.

Itty Bitty Greetings, TSOT367, Garden Impression DSP, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Layering squares Framelits, Stampin' Up! , diannescards.com

I could have used all circles. But I wanted to challenge myself and create a hexagon. First, I cut a square using the Layering Squares Framelits, Then I turned the Framelit so that I could trim off each corner and form the hexagon. Clever, right?

Supply List for Itty Bitty Greeting Card:

Time is Almost Up!

Yes, there are just a few more days to order from the Retirement Lists. If there is something you want, get it today!

Here are the lists:

Annual Catalog: AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog: OCC Retired List-US

Discounted Items: AC-OCC Retired Disc-US


Hope you are able to order what you want, Some things have already been discontinued.

Have a great day.





Dragonfly Dreams in Blue

After I created this card, I was curious about what color dragonflies really are. I had a recollection of blues, greens, something iridescent. Turns out I was fairly close. I used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with Pacific Point and Pool Party inks. What do you think?

dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The inspiration for this card came from this Week’s Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge. Be sure to hop on over to the site. Better yet, create something for the challenge! There are lots of ways to create.

Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge, May, 2018

Design Notes for Dragonfly Dreams Card:

The challenge was to pick three ideas from the Tic-Tac Tuesday board. I selected “Emboss, Blue, Outdoors.” For the emboss portion, I used one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders on some Pool Party cardstock. Then I sponged the image with some Pacific Point ink. I used the same blues on the dragonfly. The other section of the card layer is Smoky Slate that I stamped with some Smoky Slate ink with a stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set. Finally, I used some Wink of Stella on the wings of the dragonfly.

dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Supply List for Dragonfly Dreams Cards:

All of the items I used today are being carried over to the new catalog.



There is still time to purchase items that will be retiring. Just click on the links below to see the lists of items that will be leaving as of May 31. Actually, items are starting to sell out so purchase soon.

Remember to use the May Host Code: PW97U9EF, then you will qualify for a drawing for the Host Benefits at the end of the month.

Discounted Items from Annual and Occasions catalog – AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

Occasions Catalog OCC Retired List-US

Annual Catalog AC Retired List-US

If you spend $50 on more on an on-line order, I’ll send you a spool of Gold Ribbon as a thank you.

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