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Ghirardelli valentine treats

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a project using one of the Ai Valentine sets. Here I used the 4753- In The Air Set to make some sweet little matchbook valentine treats. Do you still have to make some last minute valentines? Just a few scored lines are needed to whip these up!

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I stamped the cute skunk, colored him with Copics, and die cut with Sizzix Dotted Squares. Then I stamped another image on the inside to coordinate. The pocket inside was made with some old valentine paper in my stash from My Mind’s Eye. I’ve used brads to attach the pocket before but I think I like the look of staples better. A thin strip of silver washi tape was added to the edge of the flap. A few heart enamel stickers by Recollections were added to finish it off. Just slip a Ghirardelli square inside and make someone smile. 🙂  Measurements for cutting and scoring can be found here.

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I’ve never tried the Dark Chocolate Strawberry Ghirardelli before but I’d highly recommend them. 😉

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4753- In The Air Set; paper- white, SU! Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate, MME Quite Smitten-So In Love; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Recollections Heart Enamel Stickers, Sizzix Dotted Squares, Scor-Pal, 1/8″ Scor-Tape, stapler, SU! metallic washi tape, SU! Scallop Oval and Banner punches, Ghirardelli chocolates.

New Ai Hobby Lobby Halloween

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Orange & Purple” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Halloween blocks in the Hobby Lobby stores! Today I am sharing how I made a little treat bag with the new 4783- Haunted House block.  The Ai images turn a simple bag into one that is totally unique and fun to give (or receive!).

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First, cut TWO 6×6 squares of double-sided patterned paper.  Then score each @ 1/2, 1 1/2, and 2 1/2″.  Turn it 90 degrees to the right and score again at 1 1/2″.

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Cut the small rectangle from the bottom left corner and discard.  Then cut the 2 1/2″ vertical scored line up to the 1 1/2″ horizontal line.

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Turn it 180 degrees and mark the bottom of the bag @ 1″ and 2 1/2″. Score from each mark to the corner of that rectangle.

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Flip the paper over and fold those scored lines to create the bottom flap.  (It helps to tape or glue the flaps down.)  *Now repeat those first steps on the second piece.

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Fold all scored lines and apply strong tape to the 1/2″ flaps on each piece. (place the tape on the side which will be the outside of the bag)

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Adhere each 1/2″ flap to the opposite side of the other 6×6 piece to assemble the bag.  Fold in the bottom flaps and adhere.

Note- you can cut a 2 x 3 1/2″ piece of cardstock to place inside the bottom of the bag to make it nice & sturdy.

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Next, mark both sides 1/2″ down and 1/2″ in from each top corner.  Use these marks as a guide to adhere ribbon handles with eyelets or brads.  Cut two pieces of 10″ to 12″ of ribbon for the handles.  If using eyelets, slip the ribbon through and knot each end.

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Now the bag is assembled.  Stamp, color, and cut out your favorite Ai images to add to the front!

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The finished bag is 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2″ deep.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite Ai stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Orange & Purple” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Hobby Lobby 4783- Haunted House; paper- white, black, K & Company KP Halloween; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, We R Memory Keepers Black Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, ribbon trim, Large & Small Oval Nestabilities, Black Stickles, Clear Wink of Stella.

wheelie special birthday

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Shake A Little (use a wobble)” and we are showcasing the NEW Non-Holiday Mini Shakers!  There are three new sets, each designed to use with the Mini Action Wobbles and boy are they fun!  I am sharing today how I made this Partial Die-Cut Z-Fold Card with the new Wheelie Mini Shaker (4794) stamp set.

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The upper body and left leg on this guy are die cut and layered on a Mini Action Wobble. I know if I were on that skateboard, I would be super wobbly! Lol. The word “zoom” and the stars are dies which are also included in the set!

Here you can see the part of the image that wobbles…

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With careful placement of the die, he hangs out over the fold.

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To create my Partial Die-Cut Z-Fold Card, I started with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock and scored it at the 4 1/4″ mark.  Then I used a pencil to mark the top and bottom of the card front (to the left of the fold) at 2 1/8″.

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Next I positioned the die for his body so the left side of it, including his leg, was to the left of my pencil marks. It is held in place with low-tack tape.  Then I placed the top plate so the edge of the plate was in line with my pencil marks. (By doing so, the die will only cut the area underneath the top plate.  Now run it through the machine.

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The die cut area will be cut as shown below. I then scored at the 2 1/8″ mark, above and below the cut.

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Mountain and Valley fold your card and the base will look like this.

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Add layers, your image with the Action Wobble, and embellish as desired.

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Now it’s your turn to make a card and join us in the “Shake A Little” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Wheelie Mini Shaker (4794); paper- white, black, MME- Happy Day; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble, Scor-Pal, SU! Designer Label punch.

from the old bat

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Too Cute To Spook”…and we are featuring 3 NEW Halloween clear sets that are super cute!  Here I used the new Ai Old Bat Set (4784) to create a Front Panel Step Card.  I LOVE these ladies and their witty sentiments and accessory images!

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The moon and bats are images included in the set.  I started masking the bats, but then decided to just carefully cut them apart with straight cuts.  This way, I can use them separately but very easily piece them back together if needed.

The inside of the card was decorated with patterned paper scraps and more bats.  I just love this sentiment!  Ha!

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A view from the side… this gal is mounted on an Action Wobble!

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I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the moon, her glasses and shoes, and the stars for some sparkle.  Her suit is really a bluish-purple but I couldn’t get the purple hue in the photos.

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Now it’s your turn to make a cute Halloween card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Old Bat Set (4784); paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight, paper scraps; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Ai Action Wobble, foam dimensional, Clear Wink of Stella, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stars dies.

the older you get…

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Aging With Attitude” and we are featuring the NEW Ai People and Girlfriends stamps!  I decided to create a Side Step Card and here I used the Ai Flaunt It Set (4756) . 

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Everywhere you go now, there seems to be a photo booth at every event. A fun sign of the times, for sure!  These gals are kicking it up and having a great time!

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I wanted to put some of the photo props on the side steps so I pulled out some dies that matched the image. The stick on the glasses is actually a princess wand from the set with the crown.  Stickles was added for some sparkle.

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Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside and another pair of sparkly glasses was added to fill the corner.

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Edit: I had some questions about measurements so here you go… I started with 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. On the long side, I measured in 2 1/4″ and then cut from 7/8″ to 6 3/8″.  Then I scored that 2 1/4″ section @ 7/8, 1 3/4, 3, 4 1/4 (this one all the way across), and 6 3/8″.

Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your cards about Aging With Attitude!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Flaunt It Set (4756); paper- white, black, SU! Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Basic Grey- Urban Prairie; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Pal, Paper Smooches Glasses die, Echo Park Princess Set #1 dies, Stickles, gemstone.

each day is a gift

Good morning!  It is ssssoooo cold here.  brrr!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using 4 SNSS sets… Celebrate Today, Lots-a-Spots, Decorative Frames, and the coordinating Decorative Plaques dies.

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It’s a calendar…no, it’s a notepad…wait, it’s an easel card!  Ok, it’s all three.  🙂

I stamped the dotted background (after stamping the ink off first) in a light yellow so the notepad color would match.  The notepad fits perfectly on the SNSS Decorative Label!  Happy accident…the sentiment goes perfectly with the mini calendar!   (oops…I forgot to tear off January!)

Thanks for popping in…stay warm and happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Celebrate Today, Lots-a-Spots, Decorative Frames; paper- white, black, SU! Poppy Parade; ink- SU! Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Versafine Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Decorative Plaques dies, Spellbinders Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight, mini calendar (Taylored Expressions), Post-it notepad, Scor-Tape, buttons, crochet thread, glue dots.

I paws-itively love you

Hello!  January is flying by and my thoughts are turning to Valentine’s Day.  It will be upon us quick!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using my Valentine Critters stamp set which also has coordinating dies.

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This is a 4 1/4″ square card with some Box Pleats on the strip of floral patterned paper.  I started with a strip that is 1 1/2″ x 12″.

Using a Scor-Pal scoring board, I scored the strip at the following marks- 1, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 4, 4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6, 7, 7 1/2, 8 1/2, 9, 10, 10 1/2, and 11 1/2 inches.  You will fold with a mountain/valley/valley/mountain pattern to look like this:

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I made this card before the matching dies were available but now I love being able to cut the images so quickly and cleanly!

Thanks for popping in…happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Valentine Critters; paper- white, Fancy Pants- Hopscotch (Grove & Jump Rope); ink- Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, American Crafts Orange Lace Crochet Ribbon, Copics, foam dimensionals.

light of the world and a Minion

Hello friends! Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps October Release and Blog Hop!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy has some great new sets available to get you started on your holiday and winter card making!  I have 2 cards to share…the first one uses two new sets called Name Above All Names and Winter Blessings.

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I was inspired to make this by my friend Diane H. who made a very similar one at our stamping event last weekend.  The Winter Blessings set has a huge, beautiful background image that I stamped a portion of with white craft ink onto navy paper.  It has a pretty snowflake and flourish design.  The candle and sentiment are from the Name Above All Names set.  The wainscoting was simply scored.

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And just for fun…when I saw the images in the Grunge Elements 2 set, I saw a Minion!  😉  The sentiment is from Birthday Word Art.

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To see more samples made by the Design Divas using the new stamp sets from the October Release, hop on over to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog! Don’t forget to leave a little love on each blog as you hop along.  Then head on over to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store to pick up your favorite stamp sets from the release!

Thanks for popping in!  Have a great weekend!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Name Above All Names, Winter Blessings; paper- white, navy, SU! Always Artichoke and Paisley Petals dsp; ink- SU! Craft White, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Pal, QuicKutz Window, Clear Wink of Stella, adhesive pearls.

Minion card- stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Grunge Elements 2 and Birthday Word Art; paper- black, white, SU! Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- 3/4″ and 1″ circle punches, corner rounder.

Christmas Scene shadow box card

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the NEW Ai Try Folds… Christmas Scene TF (4687).  Instead of a trifold card, though, I used the images to create a shadow box card.

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I added a few adhesive pearl “snowballs”.  🙂

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Here’s a view from the top…

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions- Christmas Scene TF (4687); paper- Cougar white, SU! Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, SU! Large Oval Punch, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, Die-Namics In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, adhesive pearls.

Ai Love Spinner

Good morning!  I have a fun card to share (and a quick video).  I love interactive cards so I am excited today about the Art impressions new Spinners Launch!  They are ALL so cute and immediately went onto my wish list.  Is this not the cutest couple?

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I used Love Spinner (4571) and the coordinating Love Spinner Dies (4613) on my card.  The front is CAS (clean & simple)…

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but this card is all about what’s inside…

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 The front & back images have diecuts that match up perfectly with each other to make putting them back to back a SNAP!  Just adhere them on a string and they SPIN… cool!  I made a Pop Out Window Suspension Card to hang them in.

The front & back of the paper pieced images…

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Here’s a little 5 second video to see them spin!


I am anxious to try some of the others in this collection.  Be sure to see all the great DT samples on the Ai blog today.  And join us in the Cards With Movement Challenge.  Check it out and play along…you could win some awesome Ai stamps!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Love Spinner (4571); paper- white, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Coastal Cabana, October Afternoon- The Thrift Shop, Colorbok- Beach House; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red, Coastal Cabana; accessories- Art Impressions Love Spinner Dies (4613), Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangles, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, trimmer, crochet thread, Copics, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, Martha Stewart mini hearts punch, Sweet ‘n Sassy Heart Dies, Spellbinders Heart Nestabilities.