meow-tain of fun

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Slide On By” (use a hidden feature) AND we are featuring the NEW Stackers images and a fun Slider Die!  On this card, I used the Ai Cat Stackers (4739) and the Slider Die (4764).

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The new Stackers sets come with a tall image that fits inside the die plus a fun matching sentiment.  The Slider die is super easy to cut and fold. Just attach it over your Stackers image and then cut a slider piece to slip inside.

I attached mine so the opening is at the top and added a little string to pull the slider piece out.  Then I cut 2 tiny paw prints to attach to the ends of the string.

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When removed, you see the whole image.  I stamped the top kitty a second time and cut it out to accent the card front.

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A closer view of the kitties…

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…and the slider piece…

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Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your cards with a hidden feature!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Cat Stackers (4739), paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, DCWV The Pets Stack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Gumball Green, Early Espresso; accessories- Copics, Ai Slider Die (4764), MFT Die-Namics Mix and Match Banners, Cuttlebug Cat die, Scor-Tape, Sweet ‘n Sassy Fence and Grass dies.

watercolor gate

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Ai Watercolor EZ Project A (4271) and my sentiment is Thought of You (3170) .

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I wanted to use the watercolor stamps in another way so I’ve heat embossed the images with white embossing powder, then colored.  I clearly need more practice! lol. But it was fun using these images a bit differently.  I love a white on white card so that’s the direction I was going.

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When you have some free time, check out the Ai watercoloring videos that are posted to the blog each Wednesday.  Bonnie is amazing teaching the Ai way to easy watercoloring! You can also view the videos HERE on the Ai YouTube Channel.  Be sure to subscribe!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Watercolor EZ Project A (4271) and Thought of You (3170); paper- cream, watercolor; ink- Versamark, Versafine Black; accessories- MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Blueprints 20, white embossing powder, Prima Watercolor Confections- Classics, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Matelassé embossing folder.

I will not fear

Good morning!  Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  Here I used one of the new bible journaling sets this month called Good Shepherd.

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The image was totally paper pieced. I only used a little bit of Copic marker to highlight the lamb.  Here’s a closer view…

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Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Good Shepherd; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, MME Follow Your Heart- Be Amazing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- corner rounder, buttons.

kitty in the window

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the Ai Mini TryFolds.  Here I used the Garden Window MTF Set (4760) .

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I love how these sets have 2 dies to coordinate with the images so you can peek through the layers to the last image on the inside. They are so fun!

The largest image (window here) goes on the card front and the inside of the window frame was die cut.

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When you open the first fold, there’s a set of curtains on the second panel.  The center of this image was die cut as well.

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When completely open, the smallest image is on the inside.  This set has a sweet kitten sleeping on a chair.

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Be sure to check out the Mini TryFolds line for more fun Ai images!  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Garden Window MTF Set (4760), paper- white, MME- Unforgettable; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Squares, SNSS Bookmarks & More dies (scallop edge).

the older you get…

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Aging With Attitude” and we are featuring the NEW Ai People and Girlfriends stamps!  I decided to create a Side Step Card and here I used the Ai Flaunt It Set (4756) . 

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Everywhere you go now, there seems to be a photo booth at every event. A fun sign of the times, for sure!  These gals are kicking it up and having a great time!

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I wanted to put some of the photo props on the side steps so I pulled out some dies that matched the image. The stick on the glasses is actually a princess wand from the set with the crown.  Stickles was added for some sparkle.

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Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside and another pair of sparkly glasses was added to fill the corner.

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Edit: I had some questions about measurements so here you go… I started with 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. On the long side, I measured in 2 1/4″ and then cut from 7/8″ to 6 3/8″.  Then I scored that 2 1/4″ section @ 7/8, 1 3/4, 3, 4 1/4 (this one all the way across), and 6 3/8″.

Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your cards about Aging With Attitude!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Flaunt It Set (4756); paper- white, black, SU! Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Basic Grey- Urban Prairie; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Pal, Paper Smooches Glasses die, Echo Park Princess Set #1 dies, Stickles, gemstone.

make a wish

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using two of the Ai Cottage sets. They include a cottage house for the outside (card front) and several different images to place on the inside of your card.  Plus… the cottage stamp includes a matching die to cut the window and door so you get a little peek of the inside!

Here I used the Ai Cottage & Die Set (4746) and the Make A Wish Set (4744) .

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After the cottage window and door were die cut, the inside image was placed so it shows through.  You can see a bit of the balloons in the window.

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The inside…

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Cottage & Die Set (4746) and the Make A Wish Set (4744); paper- white, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe, MME Quilting Bee; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sweet ‘n Sassy Banner dies, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles & Squares, foam dimensionals, adhesive pearls.

think lovely thoughts

Good morning!  Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog. I am using the Happy Together stamp set along with a new set this month called Awesome Thoughts.

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My base card was cut narrower than a normal A2 size…it is only 3 1/2″ wide. This allowed me to let my banner hang over the edge and the card still fits into an A2 envelope.  I kept this CAS to showcase the bold letters and fun silhouette.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Happy Together and Awesome Thoughts; paper- white, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe; ink- SU! Strawberry Slush, Versafine Black; accessories- button, Ranger Liquid Pearls.

blessings to you

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using one of the NEW Mini TryFolds.  Here I used the Ai Blessings To You MTF set (4758)

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If you haven’t checked them out yet, these new sets come with 3 images and a matching sentiment, plus 2 dies to coordinate so you can peek through the layers to the last image on the inside. They are so much fun to create with!

The largest image (tulips here) goes on the card front and the inside of the flower frame was die cut.

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When you open the first fold, there’s more flowers on the second panel.  The center of this image was die cut as well.

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When completely open, the smallest image is on the inside.  This set has a sweet bunny.

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closer view of the inside…

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Be sure to check out the Mini TryFolds line for more fun Ai images!  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Blessings To You MTF set (4758), paper- white, Basic Grey Urban Prairie; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Cross-Stitched Circles, Spellbinders Scalloped Circles, SNSS Bookmarks & More dies (scallop edge) and Fence & Grass dies.

new Mini TryFolds!

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Layer It On Me” (use 5 or more layers) AND we are featuring the NEW Mini TryFolds and also the NEW Clasp Keeper Dies!  These new Mini TryFolds are super adorable and there are 2 Clasp Keeper dies that are perfect to wrap around the card and keep it closed.  On this card, I used the Ai Garden Window MTF (4760) and the Heart Clasp Die (4747).

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These new sets come with 3 images and a matching sentiment, plus 2 dies to coordinate so you can peek through the layers to the last image on the inside. So cool!  The largest image (window here) goes on the card front and I die cut the inside of the window frame.

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When you remove the band and open the first fold, there’s a cute set of curtains on the second panel.  The inside of this was die cut as well.

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When completely open, the smallest image is on the inside.  This set has a kitten sleeping on a chair.

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I stamped my sentiment around the sweet image.  :)

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Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your cards with lots of layers!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Garden Window MTF (4760), paper- white, Colorbok Carnival; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Ai Heart Clasp Die (4747), MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Squares.

hello friend

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the NEW Mini TryFolds.  (See my other post today for another Mini TryFold Card!)  Here I used the Ai Hello Friend MTF set (4759).

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This new set comes with 3 images and a matching sentiment, plus 2 dies to coordinate so you can peek through the layers to the last image on the inside. Love them!  The largest image (fence & flowers here) goes on the card front and the inside of the fence was die cut.

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When you open the first fold, there’s more flowers on the second panel.  The center of this image was die cut as well.

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When completely open, the smallest image is on the inside.  This set has two sweet birds in a little birdbath.

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Check out the Mini TryFolds line for more fun Ai images!  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Hello Friend MTF set (4759), paper- white, MME Stella & Rose- Gertie; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Squares and Rectangles, SNSS Bookmarks & More dies (scallop edge), corner rounder.

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