Pop of Paradise Thank You Note Cards

Pop of Paradise! Don’t you love the sound of that? It’s the name of a retiring stamp set that is so much fun! I needed some thank you notes for customers who have placed orders in April. I needed something quick so I used the super Note Cards and Envelopes.

Pop of Paradise stamp set, thank you, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Don’t you love the colors?


Design Notes for Pop of Paradise Card:

I just randomly stamped some leaves on the Whisper White Card Stock and used a separate piece for the sentiment. The Layering Ovals Framelits provided just the right frame for the sentiment. I wanted to add a little color so the Berry Burst Metallic Edged Ribbon was the perfect touch. You can see why it was so easy to multiples of this card.

Supply List for Pop of Paradise Card:

Remember that the Pop of Paradise stamp set is retiring soon!


Retiring List

When you are ready to order, any items, retired or not, all you need to do is to click on one of the items above to go to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use the April Host Code, BDPHTPDQ.

Here are the lists

Annual Catalog AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog OCC Retired List-US

Hope you are having a great day!



Coffee Break for Mark’s Birthday

Our good friend Mark celebrated his birthday on Sunday. Yes, he is one of two friends I have who celebrate their birthday on April Fool’s Day. I know that Mark appreciates a hand made card so I always try to send something special to him. Some Coffee Break Designer Paper make this card fun and I hope, special.

Happy Birthday thinlit, diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!

Would you believe that this is the Coffee Break Designer Series paper? You just never know. Here’s a look at this great paper. Some have a coffee theme, some don’t.

Coffee Break Designer Series paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Coffee Break Card:

This card is one that we will be making in my April card classes. I think everyone will like it and have fun creating it. The Garden Green card stock is embossed with the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder and so the background added a little texture. The Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine also gives it some texture. The Big Shot gets more of a workout with the Happy Birthday Thinlit. Not too complicated, right?

Before assembling the card, add a sentiment from the Confetti Celebration stamp set.

Tip for Today

Always add the sentiment inside before assembling the card. That way, if you mess up – so unlikely – you can just make that part the front of the card and try again.

Happy Birthday thinlit, diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!

Supply List for Coffee Break Card:


April Purchase Gift:

Remember, if you purchase $50 or more with an on-line order, I’ll send you a package of Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you gift! How special is that?  Click on the image below to go to my 24-7 on-line store. Oh and don’t forget the April Host Code, BDPHTPDQ.

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Thanks for visiting today.





May Good Things Grow – With a Little Light!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is called, May Good Things Grow. If you saw my post yesterday, you know that the kit had materials to make 8 gorgeous cards. If you missed it, check it out here. I always like to challenge myself to see what I can do with the terrific materials that are leftover after I assemble the kit. This month was a regular bonanza since there was oodles of ribbons and some colored pearls. There was also the stamp set!

Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, May Good things Grow, Alternate projects, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

In addition, this kit included a gift to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Paper Pumpkin.

Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, May Good things Grow, Alternate projects, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, May Good things Grow, Alternate projects, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I used some items from the kit to create this tea light.

Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, May Good things Grow, Alternate projects, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The special gift included with the kit were Wood Embellishments. They are so much fun. To color the flowers, I put them on the Fresh Fig ink pad to give them some color. Then I  attached them to the vellum holder with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, May Good things Grow, Alternate projects, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I also made a birthday card, using another one of the Wood Embellishments. I used some Fresh Fig ink to stamp the sentiment.

Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, May Good things Grow, Alternate projects, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, May Good things Grow, Alternate projects, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Supply List for Card and Tea LIght:


Paper Pumpkin Special:

If you subscribe now, you can get the April Kit. If you have never subscribed before you can get 50% off your first two months! Isn’t that great! Remember, if you are a new subscriber, I’ll send you a Pierce Mat. Why a Pierce Mat? All the stamp sets that come with the Paper Pumpkin kits are photopolymer. When you stamp with those stamps, it’s best to use a foam mat under the paper to make sure your image is clear and lovely. I always want your stamping to be fun and successful!

It’s easy to subscribe. Just click here and use this code – SAVEFIFTY0418 -when subscribing.

Hope you are having a great dAY!




You Can Order Your Stamparatus Now!

Are you saying, “Stamps-a-what-tus”?  That’s Stamparatus. It’s a great new tool that Stampin’ Up! will have available in a few months. It’s a stamp placement tool that will revolutionize the way you stamp.

Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s What Stampin’ Up has to say about Stamparatus:

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Stamparatus Product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

Here’s the tool in action!

it is expected that it will be VERY popular and so you can pre-order right now!

Yes, you can pre-order right now.. You will reserve a tool but your credit card will not be charged until it ships.

From December 5 – 30 , go to www.stampinup.com and click the large Stamparatus Reserve Now banner ad. This will take you to the reservation application where you will be able to reserve your Stamparatus. Please note: In order to access the reservation app, you must be logged in to your customer online store account.

While you are ordering, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack and the Holiday Specials.




It’s a Sale! It’s A Sale!

12-01-2017_header_yearendsale_naYes, as promised, there is a Stampin’ Up Sale going on! Soooo many good things.

Here’s a look at the items and prices. Many of these items are in limited supply and will not be returning, so don’t delay.  Items are available only while supplies last.


Please call (302.945.1370) or email me ([email protected])  if you’d like me to place your order. If you order on line please use this month’s host code 6XX34VGW so that you can qualify for a drawing at the end of December.