Category Archives: cards, etc.

happy together

Good morning!  Today I am sharing this card (and another) on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  Here I used a recent silhouette set called Happy Together.  SNSS has some great silhouettes!

happy together diane zechman

I punched a large circle in the white cardfront and positioned my stamp to show through.  Then the sentiment was stamped over the silhouette.  The flower was made with the Kindness dies.

happy together close diane zechman

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Happy Together ; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana, MME- fine and dandy boy; ink- SU! Hello Honey, Early Espresso, Versafine Black; accessories- SNSS Kindness dies, 2 1/2″ circle punch, corner rounder, SU! Dahlia Adornment.

lie about your age

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with some cards using the Ai Crown Set (4370) .  My sentiment is from Out To Lunch (3576) .

lie about age 1 diane zechman

You will notice that my backgrounds are mixed up on my two cards.  Instead of cutting extra papers for layers, I die cut the smaller panels from inside the bigger ones.  Then I switched the smaller panels and inlaid them in place.

lie about age 2 diane zechman

This gal is fun & easy to color!  I colored her skirt and fur trim a cream color to match my card but she looks great with them left white as shown on the package.  Her clothing is also super easy to paper piece (one of my fave techniques)!

lie about age 3 diane zechman

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions’ Crown Set (4370) and Out To Lunch (3576); paper- white, brown, SU! Crumb Cake, Basic Grey- Porcelain; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 14 and Stitched Speech Bubble Edge, Recollections flowers.

it’s ok…

Hello friends!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a tutorial for our NEW Challenge… Laughing WITH you!  We are also featuring the new stamps exclusive to Hobby Lobby with a Blog Hop. 

You should be hopping here from Dana’s blog.  Thanks for joining us!  Ai is giving away 1 grand prize of all the new Hobby Lobby stamps!

There are 5 new wood mount stamps and 5 new clear sets which is quite a variety!  I am using the Jealous Too (4713) wood mount stamp on my cards.  I like to make shaped cards and I’ll show you two ways to easily create them.

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If the shaped card you want to make has a flat edge like my hexagon card, then you can simply die cut your card base by keeping the fold slightly below the straight edge of your die. This leaves the fold of your card intact.

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If your desired shape does NOT have a flat edge, as my flower die, it is still very easy.  Die cut 2 shapes and set one aside (for the front). The second one will be the back…simply score a line close to one edge.  (This scored line will be your card fold.)  Note: I kept 2 “petals” along the left edge for my card bottom so it will easily stand up.

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Apply strong adhesive to the smaller scored part and adhere the 2 flowers together.

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It will look like this when opened…

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I also love to use up small scraps of patterned paper by paper piecing the Ai character’s clothing.  I decided to make 4 cards so I’ve stamped and cut out the elephant’s dress 4 times.  I matched the hexagon patterned dresses with the hexagon shaped card, and the same with the florals!

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Smaller shapes were cut from white cardstock, stamped, colored and the dresses were adhered.  I omitted the sentiments and stamped them separately.

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The finished cards…

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The inside sentiment is another wood mount block from Hobby Lobby, Happy 29th (4597) .

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Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  And don’t forget to hop along with us for a chance to win the grand prize of all the new Hobby Lobby stamps!!

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Here are the blog links & hop order:

Art Impressions Blog

Cheri Burry

Dana Warren

Diane Zechman

Karen Day

Kerry Kung

Reneé Matarese

Sharon Caudle

 

Your next stop is Karen’s blog!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Hobby Lobby exclusives- Jealous Too (4713) and Happy 29th (4597), paper- white, SU! Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight, MME- The Sweetest Thing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Spellbinders Blossom and Circle Nestabilities, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Hexagon dies, Scor-Tape, 1/2″ circle punch, Sweet ‘n Sassy Speech Bubbles Dies, foam tape, rhinestones.

bad day in progress

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the fun animal sets from the Zoo Crew line.  This one is the Flamingo Set (4192) and has a great sentiment that I think we all can relate to one time or another!

bad day diane zechman

I love the short and sweet words…it gets right to the point! lol. Don’t you feel like that poor flamingo sometimes?  The expression on his face says it all.

bad day close diane zechman

Check out the Zoo Crew line for more fun Ai images with perfect coordinating sentiments.  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions’ Flamingo Set (4192); paper- white, black, Making Memories- Sabrina; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 21 and Cross-Stitch Circles, foam dimensionals, Making Memories Sabrina button.

serene scene

Good morning!  Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog. We are using some of the SNSS masculine sets this week for some inspiration for Father’s Day next month.  I used the Forest Silhouettes and Serene Silhouettes sets, along with the Bare Tree die on my card.

serene forest diane zechman

First I masked the hill and sponged the sun with a punched circle.  Then I sponged the sky and grass, followed by the water.  Everything was stamped with navy ink except the grass, which was stamped in green using the tips of the tree branches.  The large tree was diecut with navy cardstock.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Forest Silhouettes and Serene Silhouettes ; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit; ink- SU! Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit; accessories- SNSS Bare Tree die, circle punch, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 15.

 

take the cake

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Creative Critters” AND we are featuring the NEW Mini Spinners collection.  You are going to love them!

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I used the Art Impressions Mini Raccoon Spinner Set (4733) on my card today.  This fella is seriously cute and so quick & easy to color.  I made 2 windows as the directions state but you can use one larger window also.

The images have a front & back which are die cut and mounted on a string so they spin!

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Here’s the inside with the back sides (the cupcake is the same).  I like his cheeky grin. :)

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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 Creative Critters!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Mini Raccoon Spinner Set (4733), paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sky, DCWV- The Green Stack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Circle Nestabilities, crochet thread, Scor-Tape, EK Success candle punch, Stickles.

 

made the cover

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using some stamps from the Ai Bird-Brains line.  These chickens are all so fun!  Here’s Birdie & The Girls (1837) and Made the Cover (1853) .

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I’ve been wanting to use these stamps since a friend shared them with me… love them!  I had a few Bird-Brains stamps in wood mount that I purchased a long time ago but I haven’t been able to find them.  ugh!  Does that happen to you?  I just ordered a few to replace them so I’m sure they will soon turn up. LOL!

Here’s a closer look at Birdie & the Girls…

made the cover 2 diane zechman

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

 

stamps- Art Impressions’ Birdie & The Girls (1837) and Made the Cover (1853); paper- white, black, SU! Poppy Parade and Calypso Coral; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 14, gemstones.

happy snail mail

Good morning! It’s Friday…yay!  And today Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is releasing 2 new sets (Winnie’s Garden & He is Worthy).  Go check them out!

I used the new set by Wynne Gettelfinger, Winnie’s Garden, on my card today.

snail mail diane zechman

This set has lots of cute images and sentiments!

snail mail close diane zechman

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Winnie’s Garden; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade, MME The Sweetest Thing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Crushed Curry; accessories- Copics.

stay balanced

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the fun Ai people… Yoga Yolanda Set (4209) .

yoga yolanda diane zechman

I die cut a patterned paper frame and paper pieced her outfit to match.  Then I hand cut a simple banner for the sentiment (which would fit me very well! lol).

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Yolanda was popped up with foam tape for a bit of dimension.  I know the perfect person to send this to…do you?  :)

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Yoga Yolanda Set (4209); paper- white, SU! Bermuda Bay and Pool Party, Colorbok 6×6 Carnival; ink- Versafine Black, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MFT Die-Namics In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Copics, foam tape, gemstones.

deepest sympathy

Good morning!  Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog. I am using one of my favorite sets, Parisian Postcard, along with the Sympathy Innies.

I think if you ask any card maker what their least favorite card to make was, sympathy cards would come to mind.  But unfortunately we all need them so sometimes I like to go monochromatic for a quick and easy way to create a beautiful, yet heartfelt card.

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I die cut my card base and layers, then stamped the images first and second generation (stamping off once).

Here’s the coordinating inside…

Parisian sympathy inside diane zechman

I hope you don’t need to make a sympathy card soon, but if you do then I hope I’ve given some inspiration.  If possible, I like to make them when I don’t need them and keep one or two on hand.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Parisian Postcard, Sympathy Innies; paper- white, SU! Wisteria Wonder; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Wisteria Wonder; accessories- Spellbinders Grand Labels Eleven, pearls, SU! Wisteria Wonder ribbon.

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