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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!

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!

frog yoga

Hello! Here’s a card I made for a dear friend who loves yoga. And I didn’t realize that she likes frogs too…win! Good thing there’s more frogs and cute sentiments in this set! I used the Stampendous Frog Yoga and the Sizzix Tropicool Slider Card dies to make this interactive card. The happy birthday words are Altenew’s Label Love.

When the top is pulled, the sentiment is revealed…

What a fun set! Have a great day!

stamps- Stampendous Frog Yoga and Altenew Label Love; paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi, Echo Park Summer Fun; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Tropicool Slider Card dies.

baby shower (a wee bit late)

Ok, so I am a little¬†behind in sharing these pics. I can’t believe 2¬†years have flown by since we had a baby shower for my daughter! It’s late, but in cleaning up my photo files, I came upon these again so here we go. And now I realize I never shared the wedding projects!

I’m sure you¬†will figure out…we sorta had a theme.¬†Mostly elephants & pink.¬† I made some of the decorations, like this sweet little cradle using a Sizzix Cradle Die, some chipboard covered with¬†brown cardstock, lace, pearls, felt flowers, etc.


I also made the banner with the baby’s name to hang at the shower. The banner flags were strung on tulle. I just hung it here for a photo.


The table centerpieces were jars with peanuts and the favors were little elephant boxes filled with chocolates.


Of course you need a cute cake! (I didn’t make that!)


I tied ribbons on the handle for a silverware/plate caddy and made some simple water bottle labels.


Gifts for the princess!


It’s wonderful to look back on these photos and think about how blessed we are now with an almost 2 year old! God is so good!

Have a great day!


hello gardener

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a¬†card¬†using one of my all-time favorite Ai sets…His & Hers Gardeners (SC0650) .¬† In fact, this was the first set I used when I joined the Ai design team…you can see my first card here.¬† What a fun memory!

This set, along with several others, was exclusive to the Michael’s stores but if you don’t have a local Michael’s, you are in luck!¬† These sets can now be ordered through the Ai website!¬† yay! Click here!

hello gardening diane zechman pc

My images were colored with Copics and cut out by hand, then added to a diecut card base.  I knew I wanted to use that cute bee so I went with black & yellow!

I love this gal!¬† Here’s a close up…

hello gardening 2 diane zechman pc

And the cute bee and flowers… (I dotted over the “trail” with a white pen).

hello gardening 3 diane zechman pc

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps-His & Hers Gardeners (SC0650) ; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Studio G paper scrap; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Scallop Card w/ Banners & Greetings Drop-Ins, Sharpie white extra fine water based paint pen, rhinestones.

you’re my type!

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with my last valentine card this year!  Today I used the Show The Love Set (4230) and made a side step card.

show the love step card diane zechman

I adore this funny gal!¬† She cracks me up!¬† I was planning to create a card with some wild and wacky colors to go with her personality but I ended up making a much softer one.¬† ūüôā¬† Next time!

show the love step card 2 diane zechman

Oh, I just love her so much!¬† I think I need to use her for a non-valentine card too!¬† ūüėČ

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Show The Love Set (4230); paper- white, SU! Smoky Slate, Primrose Petals, Blushing Bride, MME-Love Me; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Simon Says Stamp Large Heart Doily and XOXO Border, gemstones, Sizzix Bigz L Side Step Card, Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents, SU! Word Bubbles Framelits, foam dimensionals.

one to brag

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with¬†a fun project I made for a local stamping event.¬† We had a “sweet” theme and I thought this little cake box fit the bill!¬† I used one of the new Ai People¬†from the¬†last CHA¬†release, this one¬†is the¬†One To Brag Set (4668).

one to brag cake box 1 diane zechman

I colored her and paper pieced her clothing, then used some matching papers to make a flower for atop the cake slice.  After adhering ruffled ribbon on the sides, I attached her with foam tape.  A paper bow decorates the back and some die cuts and tiny rhinestones finish the top.

one to brag cake box 2 diane zechman

one to brag cake box 3 diane zechman

3D projects can be so fun to create!¬† You can fill the box with sweets & goodies and deliver a smile.¬† ūüôā

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions One To Brag Set (4668); paper- white, SU! Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Grey- Porcelain; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Tape, rhinestones, Sizzix Pie Box (656089), SU! Bigz Lattice die, SU! ribbon, Die-Namics Prima Donna Petals dies, SU! Oval punch and Bow Builder Punch, foam dots, glue dots.

sleigh favor box

Every month my friends and I get together for dinner to celebrate those with birthdays in that month… and since we are all stampers, we shower the birthday gals with hand made cards!¬† Since we don’t have any December birthdays, we still get together¬†for dinner and have¬†a holiday gift exchange.¬†¬†If we have our Christmas cards done, we bring those too!¬† This year instead of a card I¬†die cut a Sizzix sleigh favor box for everyone and had a few goodies¬†to fill them.

Sizzix sleigh favor box 2 diane zechman

Sizzix sleigh favor box diane zechman

Unfortunately, I waited till the last minute to make them and only got them 95% done.¬† lol.¬† My friends only had to glue the sides to the middle section and add the pre-made flower.¬† Hopefully the goodies made up for the incomplete gift!¬† lol.¬† ūüėČ

Maybe next year I’ll have time to die cut the reindeer that goes with it.¬† hee hee.¬† Why do we wait till the last minute??

Have a great day!

remember when…

Last weekend I attended a shoebox swap in Ilion, NY with about 25 stamping friends.¬† We designed and prepared the supplies for a card that everyone in attendance could make.¬† I grabbed a Sizzix card die that I hadn’t used yet and my Sweet ‘n Sassy- Sassy Cindy stamp set to create my card.

When the card is opened, the front stands up when placed behind the die cut notch.

remember when diane zechman

On the inside, above the notch, is one of the Sassy Cindy sentiments.

remember when inside diane zechman

The cupcake is a Martha Stewart punch popped up with foam tape.

Hope you have a great weekend!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Sassy Cindy; paper- Aqua, Cream, SU! Pixie Pink and Perfect Plum, The Paper Studio- Party Polka and Party Candles; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Sizzix Royal Stand Ups Card, Promarkers, Martha Stewart cupcake punch, ribbon, SU! oval punches, foam tape, rhinestones.


Silent Night tag

I am a little late (or very early!) in sharing this Christmas tag that I made for a class.¬† It was supposed to be done in December but with all¬†the holiday activities, our group didn’t meet…and I didn’t prepare it.. until the end of January.

Sizzix Christmas tag diane zechman

The Sizzix Carolers were cut from Grunge board, sponged black, and popped up.  Their feet were attached to the tag, though, without any foam dimensionals underneath.  The Sizzix lamp post and fence were cut from black cardstock.  The background was sponged with Distress Inks and I applied Crystal Lacquer to the top of the lamp post to resemble glass.  I liked how it had a few tiny bubbles in it.  The banner words are from Sweet & Sassy.

Sizzix Christmas tag lamp post diane zechman

The berries also have some Crystal Lacquer on them.

Our friend Lisa, the owner of the shop, had the Sizzix Cobblestones die and it was perfect to create a street for them to stand on.

Sizzix Christmas tag cobblestones diane zechman

How to make the cobblestones:¬† I knew there wasn’t enough time in a class to piece together all the “stones” in this die so I decided to create a stencil with it.¬† The acetate we had was too thick to cut through so we just made our “stencil” out of cardstock.¬† The Cobblestones die was diecut from cardstock and the stones were discarded.¬† The “grout” was held in place over a strip of black cardstock with removable tape.¬† Embossing ink was applied over the stencil and then then stencil was removed.¬† Pumice Stone Distress embossing powder was added and then heated to create the look of cobblestones.

Thanks for looking in and have a great weekend!