Window Shopping Box for Try Stamping On Tuesday

This week I have another Try Stamping On Tuesday challenge sample to show you. I used the Window Shopping stamp set to help me create a cover for one of the Acetate Card Boxes.

Window Shopping stamp set,, Acetate Card Boxes, Quilt Top TIEF, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s the link and challenge logo. Hop on over, take a look then create a card using this sketch.

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Design Notes for Window Shopping Box:


This is actually not a card but just a front piece I placed on an Acetate Card Box. I made some cards for a friend of mind and wanted to put them in something cute. The Acetate Card Boxes fit up to six cards and envelopes nicely. You might recognize the cards as some that I featured in a post a week or so ago.


Window Shopping stamp set, TryStampingontuesday, Quilt Top embossing folder, Stampin' Up!,


Since the design had lots of white, or unstamped space I wanted something to add a little interest. I could have used some designer paper but opted to use regular card stock and emboss it. The Quilt Top Embossing Folder is from the Holiday Catalog but is still available. Isn’t it a nice design?



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Inspired Events And Amazing Grace!

This weekend was Confirmation for Ava, the daughter of my goddaughter. She is pretty amazing and took the name Grace for her Confirmation, Amazing (Ava) Grace. For her amazing card,  I found that Inspired Events stamp set in the Annual Catalog had a lot of sentiments including “Confirmation” .

Inspired Events stamp set, Stampin' Up!,

You can see, I’ve been having a good time coloring, this time with Stampin’ Markers.

Design Notes for Inspired Events Card:

A week or so ago, I made a gift bag for her using the Springtime Foils Designer Paper. For that, I used Stampin’ Blends for the coloring. If you’d like to see the gift bag and tag, just click here.

For this card, I decided to try using the Stampin’ Write Markers. I think it turned out just fine. You can’t get the same blending that you do with the Stamping Blends but I am still pleased with the results. For the foil paper layer, I just colored the leaves with Old Olive. On a different sheet of the Foils paper, I cut out a flower after I had colored it. Thanks to my Paper Snips, it was an easy job.

Inspired Events stamp set, Stampin' Up!,

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Hope you are having a great day and looking forward to a productive week ahead.





Daisy Delight Inside Outside Technique

A few days ago I shared a card I made using the inside out technique. You can see it here. With that card I used Framelits to have a part on the inside show through to the outside. Today, I’m sharing a card I made with the Daisy Delight stamp set and the Daisy Punch. It’s the same technique, using a punch instead of Framelits.

Daisy Delight Inside Out, Stampin' Up!,

Can you go wrong with a daisy card? I think not!

Design Notes for Daisy Delight Card:

Well, this was another easy card. First I stamped the daisy on a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock, then punched it out with the Daisy Punch. Next I punched a daisy on the front of the card. I added some Mini Dimensionals to the stamped daisy and slipped it onto the inside of the card through the front. Lastly, I stamped the stem and added the sentiments. Really, wasn’t that easy?

Daisy Delight Inside Out, Stampin' Up!,

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The Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch are bundled. That means you save 10% if you buy them together. Why wouldn’t you?



Looking forward to a wonderful weekend – Flower Show in Philadelphia, Ava’s confirmation, Mass and lunch at Daylesford Abbey, a play in Malvern – all before returning home on Sunday.





A Fun Fold with Heartfelt Blooms

A few days ago I saw a card with a different fold. It’s called a diagonal tri-fold. I get the diagonal part, and I guess it’s called tri-fold because there end up being three sections. Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool and decided to try it out. The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set had not seen ink yet so it seemed a good marriage!

Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, Diagonal fold, Springtime Foils DSP, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescardscom

I’ve been on a fussy cutting kick lately, can you tell?

Design Notes for Heartfelt Blooms Card:

The fold is not hard. As with most a2, standard cards, it uses half of a sheet of card stock. The key is the scoring.

Here are the key elements of the card base.

  • Score a sheet of card stock along the length at 4 1/4″
  • Next score the width at 5 1/2″

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  • Position the diagonal with corners in the cutting channel of the Stampin’ Trimmer.

Diagonal Tri-fold card,

  • The result is a triangular piece with two score lines. (Actually 2 pieces!)
  • Finally, fold on the score lines.

Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, Diagonal fold, Springtime Foils DSP, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescardscom

You can add layers on the folded triangular pieces as you like. The other part to this card is to add pieces so that one can overlap the other and keep the card a bit closed.

Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, Diagonal fold, Springtime Foils DSP, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescardscom

Can  you see that the tag section is what will hold the card closed? When the card is closed, it slips under the flower piece.

Maybe I need to do a video for you!

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Hope yu are having a great day!



Shimmery White Embossing Paste Sees Daylight!

When the Occasions catalog came out, I HAD to have the Shimmery White Embossing Paste. Have you seen all of the cards and projects I made using it? NO, neither have I. Somehow, it got a little lost and I forgot about it. I rediscovered it yesterday and am so happy that I did. Something different was called for in making a card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Eastern Beauty stamp set, Thinking of You, Stampin' Up!,

It’s a bit of a different card for me!

Here’s the inspiration chard for this challenge. I think it is so beautiful!

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Just click on the image above to go to Global Design Project and see the other wonderful cards.

Design Notes for Shimmery White Embossing Paste Card:

Can you see the elements of the inspiration card that I used? The shape appealed to me. I really just cut down a standard A2 card. The card base for my sample measures 3 1/2″ x 11″ and is scored at 5 1/2″ . I also centered my design on the right side and left some open space on the left side.

I pulled out the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and used the Shimmery Paste. The paste really does shimmer! Next, I wanted to add some more shimmer and shine so I looped some Silver Baker’s Twine behind the sentiment. Finally, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots over on the left. I debated with myself about stamping the sentiment in Basic Black or adding just a hint of color. Cherry Cobbler won the debate.


Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Eastern Beauty stamp set, Thinking of You, Stampin' Up!,


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Paper Pumpkin March Surprise:

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Sometimes as demonstrators we get a peek at upcoming new stamps or other catalog items. This month, the 5th Anniversary Paper Pumpkin Kit has a special box and a special, extra crafting gift. I have no idea what it is and can’t wait to get my March kit. You can still subscribe in time to get the March kit with all of its surprises. Anyone who signs up in time to get the March kit will get a gift from me as well. Since all of the stamps are photopolymer, I’ll send you a Piercing Mat to use with your stamps. Win, win, win! Right?


Hope you are having a great day and the weather is being cooperative!