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more recent cards

Good morning! This is a very image heavy post today but I have quite a few cards to share. Thanks for sticking with me! I’ll try to keep the text short. ūüôā

The first card uses the Art Impressions 5319- Birthday Set, 5317- MB Template Dies, 5318- MB Envelope Dies, 5323- MB Wall Accessories, and 5324- MB Cat Accessories. I made this one a few months ago and overlooked it in my files. These are so fun to create and fold up so tiny!

My second card was made in support of Ukraine and was given to someone who has family in shelter there. Praying for everyone in this horrible situation. I used SNSS Beautiful Bouquets Bundle, SNSS Script Background, Sunny Studio Frilly Frames- Lattice, and SU! Stitched So Sweetly dies.

A masculine birthday card using Sizzix Circuit embossing folder and MFT Block Happy Birthday die. The small sentiment is Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Wordfetti.

I made a set of CAS thank you cards for a friend who’s father passed away. SU! Punch Party, Trio of Tags Dies, and Evergreen Forest embossing folder.

The next two cards use SU! Forever Fern, The Paper Studio- Eucalyptus paper, MFT Stitched Basic Edges and Scalloped Stitched Basic Edges, and Sizzix Layered Ovals. Colors- Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou, Soft Seafoam.

A special card for a birthday girl! MFT Friendly Unicorns & Dies, Color Blast Die, and Grassy Hills Die, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Wordfetti and Puffy Clouds Stencil.

I made a cute gnome shadow box card with Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Dies, and MFT Hanging With My Gnomies.

Next is two cards with SU! Hand-Penned Petals and Hand-Penned Memories & More cards & envelopes. I also used the SU! Stitched So Sweetly Dies. On the first card I also used a sentiment from SU! Friendly Hello and SSS Stitched Circles Dies. On the second card I also used SU! Here’s A Card, SU! Brick & Mortar embossing folder, and Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles. It was semi-cased from Elizabeth Price (Seeing Inkspots).

Simple black & white versions of a card using word dies… Hero Arts- Hello There stamp & die set.

I went with blue and browns for my bee card… SU! Honeybee Home, SU! Hive embossing folder, and circle punches.

A few alternates from the SU! January 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit. The embossed hearts are from an old Cuttlebug Love Language embossing folder. These were scored to change them from a trifold card to a gatefold. I love shaped cards!

Altenew is known for their florals and the Simple Beauty set was used here to make some sympathy cards. The diecut edge is from MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2.

I am late getting a start on this year’s Christmas cards but I squeaked out a few with the TH Snarky Christmas Cat set.

Another masculine birthday card. These are harder for me! SU! Snowfront used here with some woodgrain paper.

And lastly, some diecut birthday cards using Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet Treats Stamp & Die Bundle, Sizzix Happy Birthday Drop-Ins Card Dies, Lawn Fawn Double sided adhesive sheets, and a bunch of 1/2″ cardstock strips!

Thanks for scrolling this far and have a great day!

Stamp & Swap thank you cards

This past weekend we held our 6th annual Stamp & Swap event. Our friend, Lou Ann, does an awesome job heading it up and keeping us organized! It’s always a great day to spend crafting with friends. Each year we are blessed to have a few companies donate some of their products to our door prizes and “goodie bags”. We are SO grateful and want them to know how much they are appreciated. Here’s five cards that I made to send out to them. (Our friend Lisa also made one for Stampendous).

Art Impressions- I used 5002- Sloth-some Set and 5135- Hexagon Double Stitched Dies. This also fits the current Ai Challenge!

My Favorite Things- Gifts from Santa & Dies, Evergreen Die-Namics and Stitched Basic Edges 2.

Unity Stamp Company- Crafty Girl.

Lawn Fawn- Fairy Friends and Long Distance Hugs.

Clearly Besotted- Look For Rainbows. (The turtle here is on an Art Impressions Action Wobble!)

Many, many thanks to these companies for helping to make our get-together a success!

2020 wrap up

Hello! Popping in with a second post to wrap up 2020. Some of these are recent projects and some I just never got around to sharing.

This masculine birthday card uses SU! Best Catch and Catch of the Day Thinlits, Old Olive paper and Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle dies.

Next is a wintery card with one of the Anita Jeram kittens (Kittens and Mittens) from Colorado Craft Company.¬†Anita Jeram is the illustrator of the children’s book, Guess How Much I Love you.¬†Her designs are wonderful! The papers are MME- Merry Little Christmas.

The Fa la la framed art was made for a friend in our stamping group’s gift exchange. I started with a 7 Gypsies Shadow Box Tray. Dies: Spellbinders FaLaLa and Santa’s Parade (birds), Sizzix Endless Love Alpha, and Marianne Design tree- LR0136. Background paper: The Paper Studio- Silver Foiled Snowflake. The fence is a Martha Stewart Halloween punch with the bats removed and the wreath is a brad. The beaded snowflake is an old Jolee’s sticker and I added some Aleene’s True Snow around the tiny tree.

I was asked to make a name banner for a newborn baby with pink, gold, and butterflies. Here’s what I came up with. I used Momenta Banner and Alpha dies, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles, Sizzix Bold Flora dies, and an SU! Butterfly punch.

SU! Love of Leaves fall thank you card in non-traditional colors!

A bible journaling page from August in Pop Art style. The printables were created by Diane Noble.

I made a bunch of Rae Dunn style mugs but only got two finished into tags. I guess I have a good start for next year. lol. These were inspired by some I saw on the internet. I typed and printed a skinny font. The tag and mug dies are MFT. The accent images are from Sizzix Festive Treats dies.

They’re so cute on a package!

Next, I have two more fall projects. The first one is with a vintage Rubber Stampede Halloween Snoopy stamp and some old Cuttlebug dies.

And last is a CAS masculine thank you card. I used Gina Marie Chevron BKGD cutting plate, Altenew Bold Thanks, and Prima Forest Leaves.

Have a great week!

a few thank you cards

I recently made a few quick thank you cards for some companies that donated to our local Stamp & Swap event. Many thanks to them for supporting us! I always like to use each companies’ products when making their thank you card. For Art Impressions, I used the cute 5112- Hedgehogs stamp set. I also used MFT’s Stitched Arch Stax.

Here I used Avery Elle’s The Scoop stamp set and matching dies, along with MFT’s Stitched Rectangle Frames.

The cute little boat is from Clearly Besotted. The wave dies are Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders.

And for MFT I used the lovely Stitched Blooms dies along with Blueprints 31.

I’ll be back to share my swap projects. Have a great day!

swap cards

Hello! A few weeks ago I attended a swap with friends. Here are the two cards I took…one was for a masculine swap and the other was my “shoebox” project that I prepared for everyone to make.

The first card was for the masculine swap I participated in. This was semi-cased from a card by Tina Wardell. The background was masked and sponged. After stamping the boat from the SU! Sailing Home set, I colored it in with a black Sharpie. I also used the High Tide set and the sentiment is from Wonderful Moments. The embossing folder is Darice- Nautical Theme.

For my shoebox project, I used a freebie stamp set from MFT- Jumping Giraffe. I knew I wanted to mount him on an Ai Mini Action Wobble to make him “jump”! I also used the Die-Namics Blueprints 20 and 31 die sets. Since the giraffe was a bit smaller than the action wobble, I first placed him on a orange circle cut with a Spellbinders Pinking Circles die.

Have a great day!

a few thank you’s

Good morning! I mentioned before that we (our local stampers) had a shoebox¬†event in the beginning of November. We all get together to swap and make each other’s projects….such a fun day! We had several companies that were generous and sent products for door prizes so I wanted to make special thank you cards for each of them. I already shared the card I made for Art Impressions. Here’s the rest of them…

The first one was for Unity Stamp Company, using Lil’ Smartie Pants. Love that bird! I put Crystal Effects on his glasses. I also used the Stitched Arch Stax dies by MFT. The paper is Pebbles- Garden Party.

The next one was for Gina K. , using her fabulous Wreath Builder set. So fun to create with! Her stencil works great the MISTI!

Here’s one for MFT with a retired image that I still love…Because You’re Special from the Pure Innocence line. I also used their Stitched Rectangle Frames and Blueprints 20 dies.

This card was for Paper Smooches. I love the snowy guy from Warm Hearts! It’s fun and easy to create CAS cards with Paper Smooches!

This cutie is called Bunny Balloon (which also may be retired)¬†and was for Whimsy Stamps. I also used MFT’s Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and Taylored Expressions’ grateful die.

Many thanks again to these great sponsors! It truly helped make our event a success!

whooo wants cake?

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a masculine card using the Ai Birthday Whoot Set (4125).¬† I don’t make enough masculine cards so this was a different change of pace!

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The owls in the Whoots sets are so cute…I think I need some more!¬† It is super easy to paper piece them in fun patterns.¬† I then popped the owl up¬†to give it some¬†dimension.

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I hope you are inspired to make some masculine cards too.  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Birthday Whoot Set (4125); paper- white, brown,¬†SU! Kiwi Kiss, Pool Party, Colorbok 6×6 Carnival; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics,¬†MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 15,¬†foam dimensionals.

to go, please

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with¬†this card using one of¬†my favorite¬†Ai People… Maude (1238)!¬† I am not a morning person so I can totally relate to her attitude!¬† Funny thing is…I enjoy making coffee themed cards but I don’t drink it myself!¬† lol.¬† The sentiment is from the Giraffe Set (4190)…cracks me up every time I read it!

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Here’s a close up of Maude.

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I carried the theme to the INSIDE of the card with Maude stamped in light brown and a sentiment from the Cathy Caffeine Set (4322).

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The elements on this card were originally made for a Card Candy Swap that I had with some stamping friends.  The pieces were all layered and embellished, then adhered to a piece of clear acetate (or use vellum or wax paper) with a removable glue dot.  I thought it would be fun to emboss a background piece as well to slip in the baggie behind the acetate.

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This is a 4×6 clear bag with the topper attached.

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If you’ve never¬†made card candy, I would encourage you to give it a try!¬† It’s a¬†great way to trade or share with your friends and so fun to see what you create with the pieces!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Maude (1238), Giraffe Set (4190), and Cathy Caffeine Set (4322); paper- white, brown, SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Sky¬†and Pink Pirouette, American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, Distress- Tea Dye; accessories- Copics, Sizzix On The Go embossing folder, clear acetate, removable glue dots, 1 1/4 and 1 3/4 circle punches, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Banners Dies, MFT Blueprints 22, Stitched Speech Bubble Edges, Cross Stitch Circles, Stitched Rounded Squares, and Oval Tab die, foam tape, Cinnamon Stickles, Prima Flowers, SU! Word Bubble dies, Memory Box Coffee On The Go dies.

need a crown

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the hilarious Ai People sets… this one is the Crown Set (4370).¬† This lady is sure to crack a smile on the recipients face!

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She is perfect for one of my favorite techniques…paper piecing.¬† I could have easily pieced her top but decided to just do her skirt in patterned paper.¬† Then I gave her a fun background and sassy red shoes¬†to match her personality!

Isn’t this gal a hoot?

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Be sure to check out all the fun Ai People stamps!  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Crown Set (4370); paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Poppy Parade, Colorbok Beach House; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 22, SU! Large Oval punch, rhinestones.

His peace journal

Just popping in with a super quick journal I decorated.¬† I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy sets called Wildflowers and His Peace.

His peace journal diane zechman

This was reaaallly a quick project…I had about 20 minutes to make it.¬† LOL.¬†¬†I¬†started with a pre-purchased journal and¬†picked out the sentiment I wanted to use.¬† Then I found a pretty flower image to¬†stamp as a background.¬† Since I was short on time, I turned to my MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 14 for the layout.

I snapped a quick pic and sent it on it’s way.¬† Later I realized that I forgot to add some pearls or bling!¬† ugh.

I am sharing this project and 2 others on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog today!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Wildflowers and His Peace; paper- Vanilla, SU! Riding Hood Red, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Peach Parfait; accessories- MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 14, ribbon, Scor-Tape, pre-purchased journal.