Category Archives: cards, etc.

Easter blessings

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using a new Art Impressions Easter set (which is so darn cute), 4886-Easter Blessings.  This set has 4 sweet bunny images to choose from plus a few extras. I picked one of the smaller images to fit the style of card I was creating.

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A good friend of mine recently made one of these Recessed Panel Cards with our local stamping group and I thought it would be perfect to make with this set. I made 2 very similar versions with a change of patterned paper and placement of the sentiment.

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The left and right white panels are popped up with foam tape so that the patterned paper panel is “recessed”. This is a fun, easy way to create interest in your card front.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4886-Easter Blessings; paper- white, black, MME- The Sweetest Thing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 21, enamel dots, foam tape.

born to be wild

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4101- Mad Rider Set.  Here I used this fun lady on her scooter to create a shaker card.  She looks like she is having fun zipping by…I wonder what the cat is thinking?

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I dug through my little container of assorted sequins to get “just the right ones” that would match my card. How fun that was! (not…lol)  I bet you can imagine what it was like…those little pieces can be so static-y…haha!

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If you haven’t tried a shaker card, they are a lot of fun.  Well worth fussing with little beads or sequins.  Give it a try!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4101- Mad Rider Set; paper- white, SU! Pixie Pink and Smoky Slate, doodlebug- sugar shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, MFT In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Stickles, clear acetate, foam tape, assorted sequins, Scor-Tape, Sizzix Ornate Labels.

so thankful

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Floral Greetings stamp set in the Sweet ‘n Sassy website.  I originally started making this as a black, white, and gray card but decided to give it a pop of raspberry color.  I’m glad I did!

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I colored with Copics and added some clear Wink of Stella to make the top butterfly and flower sparkle.  One butterfly was fussy cut and attached near the diecut corner. I have had that set of dies for a while and don’t think I’ve ever used them but it certainly adds to the card!

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Have a happy Saturday!  Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Floral Greetings; paper- white, black, SU! Moky Slate and Rich Razzleberry; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Mixed Media dies, clear Wink of Stella, rhinestones.

sweet wishes mini trifold

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Lots of Love” and we are featuring some of the fabulous new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds (yes, there will be more later! yay!) These new sets are amazing! Love them.

Here I used the Sweet Wishes MTF- 4848 to make my valentine trifold card.  This time I gave it a curved top edge by die cutting while the card was closed.  Then I made sure my die was lined up correctly to cut my patterned paper layers to match.

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When I make my Mini TryFold cards, I usually start with 4 1/4 x 11 cardstock and score 3 5/8″ in from each end.  The TryFold sets come with 3 images and matching sentiments, plus 2 dies to coordinate so you can peek through the layers to the last image on the inside. So cool!  The largest image (floral wreath here) goes on the card front and I die cut the inside of the wreath.  Instead of stamping the wreath on a panel, I decided to fussy cut the outer edges as well.

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When you open the first fold, there’s a mailbox on the second panel.  The inside of this was also die cut.  The door to the mailbox does not completely cut with the die, though…the bottom edge has perforations in the die so it stays attached and opens!  CUTE!  Can you see the bird peeking through?

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When completely open, the smallest image is on the inside.  This set has a tiny bird with some love letters!

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Now it’s your turn to make a card and join us in the “Lots of Love” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Sweet Wishes MTF- 4848; paper- white, black, MME- Lost & Found- Heirloom; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Basic Edges, Stitched Rounded Rectangles, gemstones.

saving all my love

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the new Art Impressions valentine set, 4885- Nuts About You.  For this card I went with some plaid papers in masculine colors.  Masculine cards are easy to create with these sweet squirrels!

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How cute is this squirrel? He is hard to resist! I added a few more acorns since he loves them so much. 😉  I also fussy cut the ribbon and hearts image and placed it above the sentiment oval.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4885- Nuts About You; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay, Core’dinations Nutmeg, Lawn Fawn- Perfectly Plaid; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, SU! Oval punch, Martha Stewart Scallop dot punch, MFT Cross Stitch Squares dies, enamel dots.

life is hard…

Hey all…Sweet ‘n Sassy is having a 50% off sale.  All dies plus some stamp sets are being discontinued and a few other stamps are on sale to clear out some extra stock.  Here I used 2 new sets, God Is For You and As The Deer plus one that’s on sale, Bloom & Grow.

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I stamped the sentiment a second time and popped up the words Life and God. The owl is also popped up.

Have a blessed day!  Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy God Is For You, As The Deer, Bloom & Grow.; paper- white; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, Nuvo Crystal Drops- Pale Gold.

Hi valentine

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using an Art Impressions valentine set which is one of Ai’s new releases for Creativation (CHA), 4885- Nuts About You.  This set has cute squirrels, acorns, and a few punny sentiments to match.  Perfect to get your valentine stamping done!

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I tried an offset panel layout to showcase this fun image and embossed the white panel with clouds.  Then I added a few die cut clouds and included the sentiment on one.  The sentiment cloud, squirrels, and balloon are popped up with dimensionals.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4885- Nuts About You; paper- white, SU! Smoky Slate, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Darice Clouds embossing folder, foam dimensionals, baker’s twine, PTI Clouds dies.

valentine mailbox

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Spring Fling (use Spring colors)” and we are showcasing the NEW Art Impressions Valentine and Easter sets!  Both sets are adorable and wait until you see the rest of Ai’s new releases for Creativation (CHA) … I don’t know how Bonnie does it, but these sets keep getting better and better!

For today’s card I used one of the images from 4885- Nuts About You.

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I used some valentine papers in spring colors for my card.  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 4885- Nuts About You; paper- white, American Crafts- Love You; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, enamel dots.

twins

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Ai 1923- Twins stamp.  My sentiment is from the 4220- Fur-ever Set.  I never knew Art Impressions had this old lady in a fur coat holding her cat until a few months ago and when I saw it, I knew it was a must-have!   What a fun image!  They say owners and their pets look alike and this pair is no exception!

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I kept this one a simple black & white card with a pop of color and I kept wanting to add some more embellishments but I really liked it just the way it is.  Sometimes less is more!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 1923- Twins and 4220- Fur-ever Set; paper- white, black, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Scallop Edges and Cross Stitch Circles, Bow-Easy, ribbon.

as high as the sky

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Stand Tall stamp set and a previously released favorite…Scribble Flowers and matching dies!  This giraffe set is very sweet and I wanted to go out of the norm and give it some equally sweet colors.  Pink giraffe? Yes, please!

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I pulled my colors for the giraffe and flower from the fun patterned papers.  The giraffe was colored with Copics and the flower and leaves were stamped with black ink onto colored cardstock.  I love the way this flower set looks when done this way!  I just added an enamel dot to the center of the flower. (This particular flower has a stem but I cut it off.)

Have a happy and blessed Sunday!  Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Stand Tall, Scribble Flowers and matching dies; paper- white, SU! Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz, American Crafts- Welcome Spring; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 14, enamel dot.
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