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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Butterfly Wishes

Card by Teneale Williams (www.tenealewilliams.com.au)
Butterfly Wishes
This gorgeous card was created by Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team member Teneale Williams. I love her blog! So many beautiful cards!

Butterflies Thinlits
The butterfly on Teneale's beautiful card was cut out with the Butterflies Thinlits die. Here is a helpful tutorial video on the use of the dies and the coordinating stamp set.



Butterflies Thinlits Promotion
If you'd like to CASE Teneale's card, I have great news for you...the Butterflies Thinlits are on special through April 30th.


Stampin'  Up! Supplies
Some of the Stampin' Up! supplies Teneale used to create her card (with a couple of alternate suggestions for items not available)

Click on any image for more information or to shop the Stampin' Up! on-line store.
**Remember retiring accessories are available only while supplies last.

Happy Crafting!
Diana

Friday, April 24, 2015

Welcome Baby


Welcome Baby!
Actually, babies would be more appropriate. So many babies being born lately to my children, nieces, their friends, my younger friends. I finally have to admit that I've entered the "grandparent generation".

Bow Builder Punch
You absolutely need to get this!! It's in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. It was really easy to use and you can create bows from any designer paper or cardstock. Definitely a "must have"

Watch this video to learn how easy it is to make your own custom bows.




Stampin' Up! products used for today's project:
Click on any image for more information or to shop the Stampin' Up! on-line store. 
(Retired items are available only while supplies last)

Happy Crafting!
Diana

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crafting on The Go


Boredom Buster
I love that my kids participate in so many wonderful activities. But while they are swimming, karate chopping and bowling, I am usually sitting and waiting. Sometimes I read. Sometimes I play on my phone. Sometimes I workout (not very often). But after a while...all of these things get old.

But Paper Pumpkin to the rescue! It's great! I can grab my box on the way out the door and everything I need to complete my craft is inside. With a unique kit every month, there is always something new and fresh to work on.

Crafting in Paradise
Today I brought my April Paper Pumpkin kit to my daughter's swim practice. Sitting poolside, with my kit and my drink on a perfect Spring day in Florida...this is crafting in paradise!



Click here for more information or to subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin.
Or click on any image below for prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions.

Happy Crafting!
Diana

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! Retiring List is Posted


Stampin' Up! Retiring List
It's time to say goodbye to products retiring from the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 annual catalog. Even though saying goodbye can be hard...Stampin' Up! is making it a little easier by offering discounts of up to 50% on many of the retiring items.


Promotion Details:
  • Dates: April 21 - June 2, 2015
  • While supplies last
  • Retiring accessories are only available while supplies last
  • Stamps will be produced through May 26 due to high demand.
  • My Digital Studio is being retired and all MDS products are available at 30% off.

30% Off all MDS Products (Retiring)











Watch Favorite Retiring Product Video


Happy Crafting!
Diana

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Weekly Deals and Free Shipping

Deal time!
Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on all orders (excluding expedited) from April 6-10. Combine this promotion with Weekly Deals or the items on the Clearance Rack for extraordinary Savings!

Stampin' Up! Offers FREE Shipping




Combine FREE Shipping with Weekly Deals for Big Savings! 







1-1/4 Burlap Ribbon


Price$7.95 $5.96
Brights Designer Buttons


Price$7.95 $5.96
Daffodil Delight 1/2 Ribbon Seam Binding


Price$6.95 $5.21
Flower Fair Framelits Die by Stampin' Up!


Price$24.95 $18.71
Fun Flower Punch


Price$16.95 $12.71
Hearts Collection Framelits Die


Price$26.95 $20.21
Metallic Silver Encore Pad


Price$9.95 $7.46
Stars Framelits Dies


Price$26.95 $20.21



Happy Crafting!
Diana

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hippity Hoppity - Happy Easter!


Happy Easter!
Hope your day was as Hippity-Hoppity as mine.

Today's Easter Bunny card features the Cheerful Critters Stamp from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The little critters are so cute!!

Details:

  • The Bunny and Greeting are stamped in Memento Black ink. I like using the Memento Black because it doesn't smear.
  • The Hippity-Hoppity sentiment is from the And Many More stamp set. This stamp set is full of great greetings and sentiments...definitely a must have!!
  • The Bunny is colored in with Crumb Cake and Rose Red Markers.
  • The buttons are Daffodil Delight candy dots from the Brights package.
  • The Daffodil Delight textured paper was created with the Big Shot and Decorative Dots embossing folder. Embossing cardstock is a great way to add texture, interest and depth
  • Punch a scallop border on a strip of Rose Red cardstock and attach a strip DSP.
  • I love the Painted Blooms Designer Paper used in this card (stripe and polka dot). This is such a bright and cheery pack of paper.
  • The bow is tied with Daffodil Delight Seam Binding...One of the great things about Stampin' Up! is the color coordination.  The Daffodil Delight ribbon matches the Daffodil Delight paper perfectly!

Measurements & Cutting:

  • Card Base (see Card Making Basics for measurements and diagram)
  • Bottom Mat Layer - 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Daffodil Delight Textured Cardstock - 3 3/4" x 1 3/4"
  • Rose Red Scallop - 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"
  • Polka Dot DSP - 3 3/4" x 1"
  • Striped DSP - 3 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Rose Red Mat For Stamped Image - 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock for Stamped Image - 2 1/2" x 2"


Stampin' Up! products used for today's project:
Click on any image for more information or to shop the Stampin' Up! on-line store.

Happy Crafting!
Diana