Fable Friends for Spring Greetings

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”  I guess after all the recent wind, rain, snow and general cold weather, I am needing a little spring. The so sweet stamp set, Fable Friends, seems to have just the right things – baby ducks and a spring welcome.

Fable Friends stamp set, spring card, Layering Ovals Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Simple Stripes TIEF, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The layout for this card was inspired by this week’s challenge over at Global Design challenge. Click here or on the banner to go to the website and check out all the great cards and projects.

#GDP178

 

Design Notes for Fable Friends Card:

I loved making this card. I got to color! What fun. After I stamped the Mama and baby ducks with Basic Gray, I used some Watercolor Pencils to color them in and then used a Blender Pen to soften and even out the colors. When I put some card stock behind the image, it looked a little flat. Simple Stripes Embossing Folder to the rescue. I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock – twice. It was embossed one way then the other. Next, I used a Stamping Sponge and some Balmy Blue ink to highlight the stripes. Just the right touch, don’t you think?

Fable Friends stamp set, spring card, Layering Ovals Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Simple Stripes TIEF, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

My last touch was to add some Gingham Gala Designer Paper to the envelope flap.

Fable Friends stamp set, spring card, Layering Ovals Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Simple Stripes TIEF, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Fable Friends:

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices! On March 1, there will also be some more choices!

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There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

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When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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3″ x 3″ Note Cards – Two Versions!

A few days ago, I showed you a darling little box I made to hold 3″ x 3″ note cards. I wanted to show you the cards thay I made to go in the boxes. I had such a good time, I made two different sets. To see the box, look here.

3 x 3 Note Cards, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

3 x 3 Note Cards, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for 3″ x 3″ Note Cards:

I made the Note Cards themselves from Whisper White card stock. If you use regular, 8.5″ x 11″ card stock, you will have lots of waste since you need to cut 3″ x 6″ If you used 12″ x 12″ card stock you will be able to cut 8 from each piece of card stock and no waste!

The 3″ x 3″ Envelopes fit perfectly. (They are just a tad bigger than 3″ x 3″.)

I used various pieces from the Floral Romance Designer Paper and then added a sentiment, backed with some Mossy Meadow. Some cards had ribbon and some had paper punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. I added a few sequins to some cards and Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems to others. Gotta have a little bling!

The 3″ x 3″ Envelopes fit perfectly. (they are just a tab bigger than 3″ x 3″.)

Purchase List for 3″ x 3″ Note Cards:

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Note Card Box with All Things Thanks

I have an event coming up and have been thinking about a little hostess gift. The other morning I saw a video from Ronda Wade where she created a darling note card box from one sheet of card stock. Love at first sight! And an answer to my query.

Note Card Box, All things Thanks stamp set, heat embossing, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t this so cute?

 

Design Notes for Note Card Box:

First things first. You have to have a Stampin’ Trimmer or Simply Scored Board to make this box. There is a fair amount of scoring for this. Here are my scoring/cutting samples.

Note Card Box, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Note Card Box, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com(Sorry, not sure why I turned the paper after I added the cutting lines.)

I added some Tear & Tape as indicated.

Note Card Box, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Just fold the sides over, and then adhere with the Tear & Tape. I added Designer Paper before I assembled but it really doesn’t matter. It’s easy to add after you assemble the box.

Note Card Box, All things Thanks stamp set, heat embossing, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The decorative part was fun. You know how I love to heat emboss and used this as an opportunity to dig out some copper accents. The ribbon is from the Tea Room suite and the edge of copper was just too perfect. One option for the box is to wrap the ribbon around and then untie it to open it. I did tie the ribbon around but put a glue dot under the bow. Then all the recipient has to do is pull the ribbon off from the back, without untieing.

You can see the ribbon here.

Note Card Box, All things Thanks stamp set, heat embossing, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Note Card Box:

 

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Masking with a Framelit…Really!

It’s a long story. I won’t bore you with the details but I had virtually NO Coastal Cabana Paper after using lots of it for my February card class. I found a scrap to use for a mat but none to cut out the Happy Birthday (the scrap I used for the mat already had something punched out). So, I improvised, masking with the Happy Birthday Framelit!

 

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The reason that Coastal Cabana was so important was that it is one of the colors in this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project. Click here or on the image below and check out all the cards there. By the way, the designer for this week’s project is Cheryll Miller, a lovely Australian demonstrator I met while in Orlando in November. Her card is beautiful!

#GDP177

 

Design Notes for Happy Birthday Framelit Card:

What I wanted to do was use some Coastal Cabana Card Stock to cut out Happy Birthday with the Happy Birthday Framelit. No luck. However, I found a Happy Birthday I’d already cut out, an extra from some earlier project. I used just a tiny bit of SNAIL Adhesive, adhered it to some Whisper white Card Stock and then sponged around it with Coastal Cabana ink as it if were a mask. Problem solved!

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The other fun part of this card was that I got to use my new Rectangle Stitched Framelits for the Whisper White piece. The final touch was to add some Wink of Stella to the flowers from the Tropical Chic stamp set.

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Happy Birthday Framelit Card:

Yes, I have already ordered more Coastal Cabana Card Stock!

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous Meets Oh So Eclectic!

I’m baaaaack! I know it has been a few weeks since I showed you a card for one of the men in your life. But, I’m back! This week the card will feature some of the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper and stamps from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Oh So Eclectic stamp sets.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card:

Are you surprised that I would use paper from a package called “Floral Romance”? It’s a great package of paper with two beautiful vellum papers and some lovely prints. The one I used today just seems to work for anyone. The reverse side is truly perfect for men as well. Here, I just flipped the Designer Paper and switched the colors.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This card is just a happy series of layers on a Sahara Sand base. First, a piece of 2″ x 5 1/2″ Floral Romance Designer Paper, then a mat of Mossy Meadow. The leaves on the Very Vanilla piece were stamped once then stamped two more times without reinking. You know that’s called stamping off. A really simple technique but one that packs quite a nice look.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card:

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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