Category Archives: Stampin’ Up!

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

 

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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!

beautiful you

Hello! Just popping in with a bunch of quick cards made with the SU! Beautiful You stamp set.  I made these a few months ago…okay, up to 6 months ago. lol.  I just never got around to sharing them.

On the first one I used the MFT Stitched Scallop Square Frames and Stitched Scallop Edges.  The paper is SU! Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party and a Love Nicole paper pad a friend gifted me called Bouquet of Color.  Love the floral prints!

beautiful you 2 diane zechman

The next two were cards that I designed for my friends to make at a stamping party I had back in February (I told you it’s been a while. lol).  The paper is also SU! from the succulents collection that came out at the time.  I had two papers they could choose from because I couldn’t decide which I liked better!

beautiful you 1b diane zechman beautiful you 1a diane zechman

I made several of this next card and used them for various occasions…most recently for a wedding shower (I just switched up the sentiments).  The embossing is a lovely retired SU! embossing folder and the main image was cut with Spellbinders Labels 18.  I think this was semi-cased if I remember correctly.

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The last two are quick cards that I cased…loved the plain and simple designs!

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I do believe my stash may be depleted…I need to create some more!

Have a great day!

May Paper Pumpkin

The other day I opened my May Paper Pumpkin kit and made a few cards.  I am way, way behind on these kits but I loved that the May kit had a donut theme so I was looking forward to that one!  I made one of each of the 3 cards per the directions in the kit but I also wanted to create some of my own.  Here are the first 3 alternate designs I came up with!

paper pumpkin May 2017 a diane zechman

I typed my own sentiments for the cards on my computer to create some fun greetings.  For the smaller donut in the first card, I used 2″ and 3/4″ hole punches.  Then I used the center punch-outs to make a donut hole.  🙂

I also used the Lawn Fawn Donut Worry stamp and die set on this one.

paper pumpkin May 2017 2 diane zechman

For the second card I traced the outside of the donut card in the kit onto Early Espresso cardstock. The center was diecut. I love the sentiment on this one…

paper pumpkin May 2017 3 diane zechman

And I think the last one might just be my favorite!

paper pumpkin May 2017 4 diane zechman

Have a great day!

 

hello sunshine kit

I had a little free time yesterday so I pulled out the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit and worked on it a bit with a friend.  I stayed inside on this cold day and finished mine up today.

Three of the cards were done pretty much per the kit instructions and a few cards I came up with on my own.  A few other cards were copied or inspired by ones I saw done by Charlet Mallett, Dawn Olchefske, and Patty Bennett. I included them in my pics in case you missed their wonderful designs.

I used up most of the supplies and got 17 cards done (yay!) plus I have some leftover banners and sequins to use on future cards.  Here’s the ones I got done the past 2 days…

paper pumpkin feb 2016 a diane zechman

paper pumpkin feb 2016 b diane zechman

paper pumpkin feb 2016 c diane zechman

In the latter part of 2016 I really tried to get some RAKs sent out and I plan to continue that now that the Christmas card time is over.  Thanks to the PP kits, I am off to a good start in getting a few ready to send out.

I am still way behind on my kits and I love when I get a chance to pull one out and create.  Hope you get some crafty time this weekend!