Thursday, July 28, 2022

Best Butterflies Challenge #FMS546 #tttc172

 


I created this card for my youngest daughter's birthday.  Her favorite color is green and she likes frogs. Well she is getting a butterfly instead this year.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 546 challenge #FMS546 . This card features the Butterfly Kisses designer series paper and the Build a Butterfly dies. Click here or on the picture below to see the other cards made for Freshly Made Sketches.




Click here to see the other cards created for this challenge.






This card also works for the Tic Tac Toe challenge #172 this week. I did a diagonal butterfly, free, floral. #tictactoechallenge and #tttc172 Click here to see the other cards created for this challenge.



Happy Stamping,
Diane
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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

July is World Watercolor Month


Water coloring is a fun technique.  Watch the video from Stampin' Up! to follow the  instructions on how to create several cards.





Click Here to see the video!


If you would like to try some of these techniques and need some supplies you can shop with me by clicking on the link below here


Happy Stamping,
Diane
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Monday, July 25, 2022

July 2022 Class Cards

 

These are the card we made during my July 2022 classes.  I just love the hippo and the camper.  Both of the are only available during Sale-a-bration which runs through August or as supplies last.






Once a month I hold stamping classes in my home in Hendersonville, NC.  We have a great time stamping and learning from each other. I have been having classes since 2010 except for during Covid.  If you live in my area and would like to attend please contact me. You can view my calendar at www.dianegardner.stampinup.net and look under events.

Tree Lot Dies and Trees for Sale Stamp Set




Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set and Dies
 




Hippest Hippo Stamp Set and Dies



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Happy Stamping,
Diane
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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Embossing Additions Tool Kit

In case you have missed seeing this in the new Mini catalog July - December 2022, please go check it out on page 49. If you have been stamping for awhile most likely you have these tools.  If you do not own them, this is a great time to get them.  Stampin' Up! retired the embossing buddy awhile back but now here it is again.  ( I hope this means it will stay as a single item??????) With this kit you get a powder pal which helps keep your embossing powder from being all over the place, a brush to get rid of any extra embossing powder, the crafting tweezers and the embossing buddy.  Everything you need to heat emboss in one place.

The Kit





The Powder Pal






The Brush and Tweezers





The Embossing Buddy




Happy Stamping,
Diane
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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Free SAB Product with Paper Pumpkin Subscription

FREE SAB Product


If you sign up for a 3-, 6-, or 12-month prepaid subscription tp Paper Pumpkin you automatically earn FREE Sale-a-Bration product. You can earn up to 4 free SAB items with a 12 month subscription. If you activate our Paper Pumpkin prepaid before August 10th you will receive the amazing Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin kit that includes a FREE GIFT!







If you would like to try Paper Pumpkin for a few months, click here.

Happy Stamping,
Diane
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Friday, July 22, 2022

Best Remedy Kit - New



We all know that sometimes life stinks. When it does, there's a simple solution: The Best Remedy Kit! Make one of the adorable, under-the-weather animals the focal point of your card. Then customize your project with the stamp set and embellishments. The stamp set includes cute images and fun phrases that are sure to deliver a smile. When someone you love needs a pick-me-up, this kit offers the perfect remedy! 

Kit includes:
* The Best Remedy Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Starry Sky Classic Stampin’ Spot
* 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs




The kits are not in any catalog so you must go to the Stampin' Up! site to look at them. 

You can shop for all products by clicking here and to go straight to the Best Remedy Kit click here.

Happy Stamping,
Diane
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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Splendid Thoughts Free Tutorials for 27 Cards

 The following cards are all created using the Splendid Thoughts Bundle and Suite.  The stamp set was not on my must have list.  I had the opportunity to participate in a mega tutorial so I ordered it. I am so glad that I got it.  The first card is my contribution to the mega tutorial.  The first layer on the card is created using the Split Card Textures dies.  They are what Stampin' Up! calls stand alone dies since they do not go with any particular stamp set.








Notice that the card above is made with the negatives from the card below so there is no waste.





The card below is one that we made in my July classes.  If you are local and would like to attend please let me know. I would love to meet you.



Here is the stamp set and the coordinating dies that were used to create the cards.


The following graphic is a preview to the 27 cards that you can receive free when you purchase either the Splendid Day stamp set, the bundle or the the suite. Do you see mine hiding in there somewhere?







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Happy Stamping,
Diane
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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Wonderful World Sale-a-bration Free

 




I created this card for the Freshly Made Sketches 544 Challenge. The stamp set and the designer series paper are free with a $100 order during SAB. The papers are awesome, check them out on page 14 of the SAB brochure. Please be aware that SAB items are while Supplies Last.  One item the pool party & soft sea foam cards & envelopes are already gone! So sad!

I inked up the stamp by coloring it with Stampin' Write Markers in Orchid Oasis and Mossy Meadow, then huffed on it and stamped it on Basic White. Do not do this with your Stampin' Blends as it is not good for your stamps. I decided to soften it a bit using SO Saffron and a blending brush.  I think I got it a little dark but my stampers hear me say often "you can add more but you can't take it off. I should listen to my own advice. Click here to see the other cards from the challenge.





This is the inside of my card - just a strip of the designer paper.  There is no sentiment so you can use this card for many occasions.











Also if you are in one of these states here is an offer for you.  Unfortunately my state NC is not having a tax free holiday. 
Thirteen states and Puerto Rico will be offering a sales tax holiday for school supplies during the months of July or August. Products that are eligible according to the statute include “items normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.” To see the names of participating states, products exempted from tax, and sales tax holiday dates, click here.












Happy Stamping,
Diane
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Monday, July 11, 2022

Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop July 2022








 

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.


You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.


Below is a picture of all my thank you cards for my July orders. The layout and idea for my card came from Karen Titus. She created cards using the Stack, Cut and Shuffle technique.  As soon as I saw her cards I knew that I wanted to do them  using the Butterfly Kisses DSP. I made circles out of all the matching colors and had a hard time deciding which combination to use.  I put one card on my blog and Facebook and asked which my readers liked the best.  The card below uses their answer - big circle matches the card base and the smaller circle is white. Using the stack and cut your paper you do not end up with any cards that exactly alike.  

The one pictured below is my favorite but I love them all.









 Here they are all pictured individually for you to see.








The last card is a little different because when you aren't paying attention and attach the pieces to the card base instead of the Basic White piece you have to fix it. I like the look of it.  Maybe I should have done them all that way.


Here is a group picture of my cards.  It is a fun technique. Karen did a great job of explaining the technique so go check out her blog here.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

As mentioned at the top, this is a blog hop so make sure you 'hop' around to all the amazing projects on this hop! Click on the links below to visit them. If you are viewing this on email click here to see the list.










Happy Stamping,
Diane
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