Author Archives: diane (cookiestamper)

Silas name frame

Good morning! Here’s another project from 2015. I was asked to make a name frame for a baby gift…with a jungle theme.

Silas name frame diane zechman

It’s always fun to create a name frame. They turn out so different each time and can be personalized for most any theme! I used a whole bunch of sets here…SU! Do The Hula, Bodacious Bouquet, Array of Sunshine, Wild About You, Monkey Business, Tall Tales Alphabet, and Itty Bitty Backgrounds.

Have a great day!

there’s no topping you

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the fun Ai Mouthfuls. Here I used 4948- Hamster Mouthful. This card was made for display at the last trade show. The next show is coming up soon and just wait till you see all the new Ai images! I am loving what I’ve seen so far!

CHA 3 diane zechman

This is about the cutest hamster I’ve seen! His mouth and hands were die cut to slip the slice of pizza in.  There are other images to have him hold as well…flower, cheese, candles! He’s quite a versatile critter! I just used the cheese as an accent piece and added a matching sentiment.

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4948- Hamster Mouthful; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, MME- In Bloom, Bazzill Basics Kraft Foil; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, SU! Banners and Word Bubbles Framelits, enamel dots, foam tape.

throwback to 2015…

Happy *cold* Sunday! Brrr…it was -7 again this morning! I am staying warm and while I was typing on the computer, I found a bunch of photos that were never shared so I guess I will be catching up with some forgotten projects! Here’s a few and I’ll pop in with more later.

We’re going back 3 years to 2015 here…lol.  First, a card made with the SU! Lotus Blossom set. The sentiment was from a little SU! incentive stamp.

lotus blossom 2 2015 diane zechman

A thank you card which was a shoebox project for a stamping event that year. I love shaped cards! This one uses flowers from SU! Too Kind and a sentiment with the SU! Greetings Thinlits dies.

too kind thanks diane zechman

An ATC which was for a swap (probably at the same event). This is Art Impressions’ Sitting Lovelle and Heavenly Bodies.

heavenly bodies ATC 2015 diane zechman

A card I made with supplies at my friends’ craft store for their display. I can’t recall who makes the flower. Hero Arts??

craft shack 1 diane zechman

A little paper purse, dress, and shoe gift set…I don’t remember what I put in the purse but I’m guessing there was chocolate in the dress!

Ilion gift swap diane zechman

And the last one for today is a card with the SU! Animal Talk set. It was inspired by a card I received for my birthday one year.

animal talk dog diane zechman

and the inside…

animal talk dog inside diane zechman

Oh, but that’s not all I found. 😉  Stay tuned…

miss you

Hello! I am sharing another card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW January release. Here I used Through The Trees and Thoughtful Words.

through the trees diane zechman

The trees were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and outlined with a light blue Copic marker. I tore the left edge and layered it over a punched scallop border. Then I added some ribbon with a few folds in it, securing it with Scor-Tape and a gold brad.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Through The Trees and Thoughtful Words; paper- vanilla, SU! Crumb Cake, brown; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa, accessories- Copics, Scor-Tape, ribbon, brad, MS traditional scallop edge punch.

rustic cabin birthday

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Anything Goes” and I created a masculine card with some of the Ai Watercolor sets. I wanted to make a night-time scene with a sponged background so I didn’t use them this time with watercolor techniques.

Here I used 4962- WC Rustic Cabins Set, 4960- WC Fir Trees Set, 4051- Foliage Set, and a sentiment from the Ai Hobby Lobby- AiCS36- Birthday Wishes Set.

rustic cabin birthday 1 diane zechman

I first stamped the cabin onto a 3×3 square of white cardstock and also a post-it note to create a mask.

rustic cabin birthday 2 diane zechman

The cabin was then colored with Copic markers in shades of gray.

rustic cabin birthday 3 diane zechman

The cabin was masked off and I also punched a 3/4″ circle to sponge a moon.

rustic cabin birthday 4 diane zechman

Then the “moon” was masked to sponge the sky & ground.

rustic cabin birthday 5 diane zechman

After all masks were removed, I stamped the trees and grass with black ink. Then mount it on your card!

rustic cabin birthday 6 diane zechman

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4962- WC Rustic Cabins Set, 4960- WC Fir Trees Set, 4051- Foliage Set, and a sentiment from the Ai Hobby Lobby- AiCS36- Birthday Wishes Set; paper- white, black, SU! Marina Mist, DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, and Midnight Muse; accessories- Copics, Post-it Notes, 3/4″ circle punch, enamel dots.

Dancer Wiggle Wobble

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the Ai Wiggle Wobbles.  Here I used 4953- Dancer Wiggle Wobble.

I wanted to create a scene with a dance floor and “lights” reflecting off the walls. I found some paper with a bokeh pattern which was perfect for the walls. Then I searched the internet for a free dance floor image to print out for my “floor”. I added a few dots of Stickles for some sparkle and paper-pieced her dress.

dancing shoes 3 diane zechman

dancing shoes 2 diane zechman

dancing shoes 1 diane zechman

Don’t forget…each Wiggle Wobble stamp set comes with matching dies (they even cut the little holes for brads!), a few mini brads, and an Action Wobble to get you started. Not only do they wiggle, but their legs “jiggle” too!

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4953- Dancer Wiggle Wobble; paper- white, Echo Park- Party Time; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble, mini brads, Copics, Stickles.

stop drop and pray

Hello! I am sharing a card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW January release. Here I used Stop Drop Pray and Whimsy Bouquet. They are both from the Creative Worship line but I wanted to show how they can be used in card-making as well.

stop drop pray diane zechman

This is CAS… I just stamped, colored with Copics, and popped my panel up on a sheet of white craft foam. A few drops of Stickles were added to the little dots.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Stop Drop Pray and Whimsy Bouquet; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, accessories- Copics, Stickles, foam craft sheet, Scor-Tape.

birthday fox

Hello! Can you believe 2017 has almost come to a close? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and many blessings come your way in 2018!

I am sharing a quick card today using a few of the December Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland , Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Thoughtful Words.

fox birthday diane zechman

I used a stamp positioning tool (the MISTI) to make this a super easy card to create. The trees were stamped onto both white cardstock and blue patterned paper. Then the top of the white piece was cut away to create a snowy hill. The fox and bird were then stamped to finish the scene.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland , Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Thoughtful Words; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake and retired Prints Pack; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- MISTI tool, MFT Blueprints 21.

Christmas bear

Merry Christmas! Wishing you a day of peace and joy with family and friends to share it with as we celebrate Christ’s birth.

Here’s a quick card today using two Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland and Christmas Silhouettes.

Christmas bear diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland and Christmas Silhouettes; paper- white, blue, glitter white; ink- SU! Midnight Muse; accessories- foam dots, Stickles.

forgiven

Hello! I am sharing another card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW December release. Here I used Scene Silhouettes: Woodland (the December 2017 Stamp of the Month), Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Hello My Name Is.

forgiven diane zechman

Forgiveness. Something I really struggle with. Maybe you do too? But we need to remember to forgive, because God always forgives us. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland, Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Hello My Name Is; paper- white, brown; ink- SU! Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse, and Gumball Green.