joy to you

Here’s another card I found playing catch-up. This one I made last year using a Paper Pumpkin kit. At the time, I thought the card needed something so I added an image from my Joy To The World stamp set.

PP Joy diane zechman

Hope you are having a great weekend!

in the meadow

Just popping in with a card I made quite a while ago! I am finding several pics on my computer that I haven’t shared (some from 2015!).  I think for the next couple weeks I will try to play catch-up. We’ll see how that goes!

in the meadow diane zechman

Such a great SU! set….perfect for masculine cards!  This was my shoebox card for a gathering with friends. Love when I can get together with them!

Have a great day!

stamps- SU! In The Meadow; paper- SU! Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Dusty Durango; ink- SU! Early Espresso; accessories- Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder, MFT Blueprints 21 dies.

a very dairy Christmas

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a couple cards using the Dairy Christmas Set (4789) .  I think this first one is my fave… how fun is that joyous cow?  I gave it a simple water-colored background and used some Copics to dot the festive scarf.

2016 s cha 1a diane zechman ai

The next two are cards that would be perfect for all our chicken lovin’ friends… cluck cluck!

2016 s cha 4a diane zechman ai

I went with bright, non-traditional colors here…  :)

2016 s cha 5a diane zechman ai

I hope you are enjoying your Christmas card crafting.  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Dairy Christmas Set (4789); paper- white, black, SU! Gumball Green and Marina Mist, Doodlebug- home for the holidays, MME- Colorful Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 20 and Stitched Traditional Tags, Prima Watercolor Confections- Classics, foam dimensionals, adhesive pearls, Labels 14 and Circle Nestabilities, Eyelet Outlet ornament brad.

hedgie hi

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Furry Friends and Chunky Alpha stamp sets.

hedgie hi diane zechman

I don’t remember where I saw a card with a similar sketch, but I love it!  I think it will quickly become one of my “go-to” sketches.  This hedgie is quite cute…I masked him and stamped the stump below so he had a resting place.  Then I chose a patterned paper with a sort-of “woodsy” feel to go with him.

If you like the sketch too, here you go…

sketch 14 diane zechman

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Furry Friends and Chunky Alpha; paper- vanilla, SU! Crumb Cake, Basic Grey- Sultry; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Kiwi Kiss; accessories- Copics, linen thread, mini staples.

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his banner

Good morning!

Just popping in quick to share a Sweet ‘n Sassy card.  SNSS has a weekly special to give away 4 stamps with qualifying purchases.  You will receive 1 of 4 designs for every $25 you spend.  Here I used one of the freebies SNSS is giving away this week, along with a new set this month called My Friend.

banner diane zechman

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy freebie and My Friend; paper- white, SU! Taken With Teal; ink- SU! Taken With Teal, Sage Shadow, Melon Mambo and Mauve Mist markers; accessories- Darice heart embossing folder, Stickles, adhesive pearl, paper flower.

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leave it

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is starting a new weekly special for their birthday month.  Be sure to keep checking for occasional daily deals, weekly specials, and a grand prize!

Here I used one of the freebies SNSS is giving away this week.  I also used some dies from Leaf Silhouettes Dies and Bookmarks & More Dies.

leave it diane zechman

From November 18th to the 24th, you will receive a FREE Exclusive Stamp with your purchase!  You will receive 1 of 4 designs for every $25 you spend.  :)

It’s been a while since I drew up some sketches and I really liked this layout, so here you go.  I made the width of the image and banner panels a bit wider on the sketch.  If you want them the same as this card, they are each 2″ wide.

sketch 15 diane zechman

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy freebie; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, MME- Boo to You; accessories- Copics, SNSS Leaf Silhouettes Dies and Bookmarks & More Dies, Stickles, twine.

 

panda slider

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Slide on By” …and we are featuring three new super cute Slider Sets (to use with the Slider Die) plus two new Stackers Sets (which also coordinate with the Slider Die)! 

Here I used the Panda Slider Set (4801) to create a cloud shaped card.

panda slider 1 diane zechman

I love making shaped cards and thought he’d be cute on a big cloud so I kept my card base and slider pieces all white.  I did add a smaller patterned paper cloud, though, for a whimsical accent.  Part of the plane was paper pieced with some matching paper.  The little “hi” is a cute die included in this set (there’s also a balloon)!

When the slider piece is pulled, the plane slides across the card and reveals the sentiment.

panda slider 2 diane zechman

I just quickly sketched my cloud card and cut it by hand.  Here’s the pattern if you would like to make one too.  Click on the photo and then right click to save.

cloud shaped card diane zechman copy

Now it’s your turn to make a card and join us in the current Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Panda Slider Set (4801); paper- white, MME fine and dandy boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Art Impressions Slider Die (4764), Copics, foam dimensionals, ribbon, staples, Scor-Tape.

jingle notepad

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another fun project I recently made for a stamping event with friends.  The theme was “Jingle All The Way”.  Here I made a covered notepad with a magnetic closure using the super fun gal from Ai’s Reindeer Games Set (4351).  The sentiment is from the Jingle Set (4681).

jingle notepad 2 diane zechman

Just about everyone could use a cute notepad for all those holiday lists, right?  I would be lost without them!

I used a reindeer embossing folder for part of the background.  I also added some sparkle to her belt with a glitter pen and some Crystal lacquer on her glasses but they didn’t photograph well.

jingle notepad 1 diane zechman

Check out those jingle bell earrings!  I found some bell brads in my stash that were perfectly sized!  They really jingle!

jingle notepad 3 diane zechman

The notepad is a Jr. Legal size pad which was cut in half vertically.  I had these cut quite a few years ago but you can ask for them to be cut at your local office supply store.  I never added a magnetic closure before, though, which was inspired by a special friend from Canada, Michele.  I love the magnetic closure!

NOTE- I started with a 6 1/2 x 8 1/8 inch piece of cardstock and scored the 6 1/2″ side @ 2 1/2, 2 3/4, 5 1/4, and 5 1/2.

The layers on the front are 2 3/8 x 8 and 2 1/4 x 7 7/8.

jingle notepad 4 diane zechman

While I was typing this, Frank Sinatra was popping in my mind… “I love those J-I-N-G-L-E bells, OH!….”  Don’t you love Christmas music while crafting?

Sooo….if it’s stuck in my head, might as well be stuck in yours too!  lol.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Reindeer Games Set (4351), Jingle Set (4681).; paper- birch, SU! Crumb Cake, Bo Bunny St. Nick Mistletoe, black, gold metallic; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Distress Antique Linen; accessories- Copics, white embossing powder, Jr. Legal pad (cut in half), Crystal Effects, The Paper Studio jingle bell brads, Basic Grey Magnetic Discs, glue dots, rhinestones, cArt-Us Reindeer embossing folder, EK Success Fancy Photo Corner punch, C.C. Designs Santa’s Belt dies, 3/4″ circle punch, SU! Round Tab punch, Gelly Roll Stardust clear glitter pen.

dashing ATC

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this ATC (artist trading card) on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using my Holiday Hugs stamp set.  I made this for a recent trade with some of my stamping friends.

penguin ATC 1 diane zechman

Are you familiar with ATCs?  They are little pieces of artwork the size of a baseball card (2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) which are traded and collected.  They can also be layered onto a card front as a focal point or main image.  Be aware, though…they can be addicting!

Here I popped up one piece of cardstock over another piece the same size.  A channel was cut in the top layer and the penguin has another bit of foam tape under him that slides in the channel.  A penny is on the backside of the foam to give some weight.  He then can slide in the channel, as if he’s sledding.

penguin ATC 2 diane zechman

penguin ATC 3 diane zechman

Don’t forget that SNSS is having specials all month long.  Here’s a sale that ends tomorrow so be sure to check it out!

nov sale

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Holiday Hugs; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Soft Sky; accessories- Copics, Stickles, Lawn Fawn Slide on Over dies, a penny, foam tape.

6×6 party cheeseball

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a 6×6 recipe card using the Chris-mouse Mini Shaker Set (4796) .  Bonnie keeps knocking them out of the park, doesn’t she?  How seriously cute is this mouse in his Christmas jammies?

6x6 cheeseball diane zechman

This recipe card was made for a swap I participated in this past weekend with several of my stamping friends.  I chose this recipe and image because we had a Christmas theme for our event of “Jingle All The Way”.  This yummy cheeseball recipe is one that my mother used to make at Christmas and my husband and I have continued to enjoy making it over the years for the holidays.  I figured the mouse goes with the cheese, and the jingle bell on his tail goes with our theme, so the recipe card all kinda fell into place!

The bell was stamped on a silver metallic cardstock. Of course, I had to place that cute bell on a Mini Action Wobble!  So fun!  His pajamas were paper pieced with a holly print to celebrate the season.  :)

6x6 cheeseball 2 diane zechman

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Chris-mouse Mini Shaker Set (4796); paper- white, black, red, green, silver metallic, SU! Holly Berry Bouquet; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Black; accessories- Copics, Ai Mini Action Wobble, Martha Stewart holly leaf punch, sequin, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 15 and Stitched Traditional Tags, Taylored Expressions Skinny Mini Party Borders, Stickles.

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