Category Archives: Stampin’ Up!

hello cupcake!

Last week I received the new Stampin’ Up! Hello Cupcake set (free during SAB) and I was happy last night to find time to make a few cards. I liked this set at first sight but after using it, I LOVE this set! Love the whimsical style so much that I made three cards.

Here’s the first. I added half of a lace doily and some Lemon Lime Twist ribbon.

I added the same ribbon to my second card. I was inspired by Bonnie O’Neill to cut half of the front off and use it for the layered panel. I cut the front at 2 3/4″.

The frosting is popped up.

For my third card, I wanted to mask the middle cupcake and add two more. The middle frosting and sentiment are popped up.

stamps- SU! Hello Cupcake; paper- white, SU! Lavendar Lace and Lemon Lime Twist, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique and Ice Cream Parlor; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Lavander Lace, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo; accessories- Circle Nestabilities, foam dimensionals, Stickles, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Frames, SU! Scalloped Oval punch.

Paper Pumpkin calendar kit

Hello! This month’s SU! Paper Pumpkin kit is a hanging calendar. I rarely get these kits done right away but I wanted to get this one put together to start the year off. Here’s what it looks like…

I wanted to alter my calendar though. Some people are turning it into cards but I decided to keep it a calendar and just switch out the stamps used. I had fun looking for images that would fit/work for each month. Some are brand new sets and many are old…some are SU! and others are from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. One is a Classic Pooh! Here’s what I came up with…

Have a great day!

stamps used-

SU!- Million-Dollar Moments (raindrops), Incentive stamp (duck), Sweet Summer, Kindness Matters, Watercolor Minis, Sweeter Treaters

Sweet ‘n Sassy- Crazy About Snowmen, Heart Candy, Happy Home, You’re A Star, Leaf Silhouettes, Falling Leaves, Peace on Earth

Classic Pooh- All Night Media- Promise Me

merry and bright

Just popping in with one last Christmas card (I think lol). I don’t know if this style has a name but I made another card which has an open middle in the card front with the image panel bridging the top and bottom sections. I prepared this card for an event we had in the beginning of November. Each lady that attended was able to make this card as they got to my place at the tables.

I used the SU! Watts of Occasions stamp set and the Darice Light Bulb embossing folder (which matches perfectly!).

I colored the yellow bulb with a marker but stamped the green one onto a separate piece of green cardstock, cut out the tree, and layered it on top.

Happy New Year’s Eve…Have a safe night!

stamps- SU! Watts of Occasions; paper- white, green, red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- yellow marker, Darice Light Bulb embossing folder.

Butterfly Basics Impossible Card

Good morning! My usual Monday post will be on Tuesday this week, so I am popping in with a card I made just for fun. I love different card styles with various cuts and folds and wanted to try this new one. It’s called the Impossible Card but it’s really super easy! I don’t know who came up with this but it was inspired by a magic card trick. The whole card base is done with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock (including the pop up)! Fun! I also made a few in a 6×6 size which I will share next week. If you search for Impossible Card, you will find a few video tutorials.

butterfly basics impossible card diane zechman

I tried to put a small dent in some of my old 12×12 papers and I’ve been wanting to use this SU! set called Butterfly Basics. I was pretty happy with how it turned out. This is a fun card. Here’s a view from above…

butterfly basics impossible card 2 diane zechman

Have a great Monday!

stamps- SU! Butterfly Basics; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Artichoke, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry, Paisley Petals dsp; ink- SU! Crumb Cake, Artichoke, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry; accessories- SU! Butterflies Thinlits, gemstones, 1/2″ circle punch, dimensionals, EK Success flower punches.

from the heart

A few weeks ago I was at a friend’s party and our demonstrator friend prepared a pretty card for us to make using one of the techniques with Brushos. We die cut the branch in the Petals & More Thinlits dies from watercolor paper and I couldn’t see throwing the negative from the diecut away so I tucked it in my bag. Later, I got out my Brushos and used the same colors on the leftover piece. Here’s the card I created with it…

Petal Palette Brusho diane zechman

I layered the panel over a piece of shiny gold paper and it’s difficult to show the shine so I took a few pics. I used markers to ink the bird, flowers, and sentiment from the Petal Palette set. Then finished with a few gold Nuvo drops.

Petal Palette Brusho 2 diane zechman

 

Petal Palette Brusho 3 diane zechman

This set is so pretty…I look forward to using it again!

Have a great day!

watts & waterfront

Hello! Today I’m just popping in with two cards that I recently made. I am usually stamping for design teams, which is very enjoyable, but it is nice to have a chance to stamp just for fun! I was able to pull out some SU! sets this time.

I needed these rather quickly, though, so it was nice to look for inspiration for a starting point. I saw a couple cards that inspired me with these. Laura Allen posted some cards with the Watts of Occasions stamp set and this fun Darice Lightbulbs embossing folder that matches perfectly! Here’s my version with a different layout…I just had to get the embossing folder!

brilliant diane zechman

My second card was inspired by one done by Joyce Whitman using the Waterfront set. I loved her placement and colors of the images on a tall panel. I changed it up a bit with a banner die cut, different patterned paper (Etcetera pack), etc. I used some old Confetti Cream cardstock for a change from the usual white and finished with some Nuvo drops.

waterfront 1 diane zechman

Have a great Tuesday! ♥

stamps- SU! Watts of Occasions; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, MME-Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Letraset Y367 Flexmarker, MISTI tool, Darice Lightbulbs embossing folder, MFT Stitched Traditional Tags and Blueprint 15 & 20.

stamps- SU! Waterfront; paper- SU! Confetti Cream, Night of Navy, Etcetera dsp; ink- SU! Pool Party, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight; accessories- SU! Banners Framelits, Scor-Tape, ribbon, foam tape, Midnight Blue Nuvo Drops.

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!

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…

no peeking!

Recently some friends and I got together for a day of stamping fun. Most of us are from NY and PA. We all plan a card for everyone to make and I love our November get together because I end up with a great addition to my Christmas card pile!

For my project, I used the SU! Santa’s Suit stamp set and an old sentiment from my stash.

santa pants no peeking diane zechman

I saw a card somewhere where someone cut Santa’s pants and it was too cute not to CASE. I borrowed a layout from another card and I was happy with it. Here’s the front “opened”.

santa pants no peeking 2 diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- SU! Santa’s Suit, AmyR Winter Sentiments; paper- red, white, kraft, SU! Blush Blossom; ink- Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Lucky Stars embossing folder, Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripes embossing folder, MISTI tool, Promarker- Soft Peach, twine, craft knife and cutting mat, gold sequins, SU! small oval punch and Banners Framelits.

Susan’s birthday tag

Morning!

I don’t have a card today…this time I made a tag.  My stampy friends and I have dinner together once a month to celebrate birthdays. This month we had two birthdays and our friend Susan’s was one of them. She likes to make tags and has blessed everyone this year with one so I thought it fitting to create one for her.

touches of texture tag diane zechman

I started with a large manila tag and sponged it with Distress Tea Dye, then stamped an old SU! background (By Definition) with the Tea Dye ink.

Then I cut a piece of 3 1/4 x 7 1/4 white cardstock (just winging it here, lol) and sponged it with SU! Certainly Celery and Coastal Cabana inks. It was stamped with those same inks, plus Lucky Limeade, and the SU! Touches of Texture stamp set.  Then I cut each side @ 1″, leaving the center strip 1 1/4″ wide.  The three strips were then cut lengthwise @ 1 1/4″ intervals.

After adhering the pieces to the base tag, I added some burlap tape (1″ wide, cut in half) and glitter ribbon.  It was finished off with Prima flowers, ribbon, a button, and adhesive pearls.

Have a great day!