Friday, August 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties August 2019 New Release Rewind!

It's 'rewind' time at Paper Sweeties
and the new stamps and dies are  available to purchase.

The last two days I have been focusing on the 
Cupcakes and Sprinkles dies and stamps
so today decided to showcase the new (and awesome)
Best Day Ever stamp set..

This set is absolutely FULL of different words to
combine into a sentiment to fit just about any occasion.

Here in Michigan school resumes after Labor Day,
but just across the state line in Indiana it has already begun....
which is where I got my idea for today's card.


Do you remember in school
that sometimes you were so excited to get the teacher you wanted
in grade school?
Well, my card is all about that...
'best teacher ever'
All three of those words are the focus on my card and came from
the new set I mentioned above
'Best Day Ever' stamp set.

I stamped it on a piece of chalk board card stock with white ink.

I also used stamps from 
I'm So Proud of You.

Thank you for visiting with me today
and make sure to visit each of the
other design team members to see their fabulous inspiration!
Here is the line up of the Paper Sweeties Hop:


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Amanda Bodine ---> August Guest Designer
Diane Hover (that's ME)
Karen Bull
Karen Letchworth



Thursday, August 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties August 2019 New Release Party!

It's here...Paper Sweeties August Release Day!!!
Today all the new stamps and dies can be purchased in the store
HERE.

The design team has created some gorgeous samples to get you inspired!




For my card I used the new
Cupcakes and Sprinkles stamp and Sweet Cuts matching die set.
There are so many options to create with this new set.



I stamped, then die cut the cupcakes, 
then what I call, double stamped over the
cupcake top for a more 'layered' look....
the cute flower ribbon is part of both the stamp and die set...so CUTE!!



I added a few glitter droplets to each cupcake 
and used a stardust pen as well for the sprinkles.
I added a bow using Creamsicle Seam Binding.


It is also the 7th anniversary/birthday of Paper Sweeties
and a month long of sales and fun you won't want to miss!

Here is the hop line-up for the August release...
The team has done a fabulous job of creating to inspire YOU...


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Amanda Bodine ---> August Guest Designer
Diane Hover (that's ME)
Karen Bull
Karen Letchworth



Nascar Race Car

Today's challenge at Dies R Us is all about
SPORTS!

Design Team Member At


I decided to have a little fun with it
and thought totally 'outside of the box'!

Can you guess what I went with?
Yep the Kyle Busch M & M car!!


Image result for m and m car nascar


I die cut my Tutti Designs Sports Car 
first from a package of M & M's
(and a bonus was I got to eat them)
then again from a card stock.


I added the colorful flags on top
and of course the die cut Happy Birthday.
(all links are below)


This was a fun card to create and will be perfect
for a 'Nascar' enthusiast !

Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners

Make sure to see all the other 'sports' inspiration
from the Design Team over on the Dies R Us challenge blog!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties August 2019 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi there my Paper Sweeties friends!!
Today is the day for the August Newly Released Stamps and Dies
SNEAK PEEK!!

You are going to love these fun~fun sets!!

I have a Cupcake and Sprinkles kind of day
 with a card full of sparkle-y goodness!!


I stamped my cupcake, then die cut it out.....
same with the pretty flower 'ribbon' trim and colored with Copics.
There are so MANY different cutting and layering and stamping options
with these sets (listed below) that you can create oodles and oodles
of fun celebrations projects and more.
I added a real cupcake liner (mini) for the cupcake background
and used my crimper to created a crimped edge resembling a cupcake liner.




After adding a yellow glitter to the cupcake top,
I wanted even MORE sparkle so added a few
Cookie Dough Sequins!

Make sure to follow the links below to see LOTS more
SNEAK PEEKS
and because Paper Sweeties is celebrating a SEVEN year birthday...
there is a lot of fun festivities going on you won't want to miss...
there are some fun PRIZES to some lucky 'someone'!!

Here is the HOP line-up...come back tomorrow for 'release' day and the day you can purchase these new sets!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Amanda Bodine ---> August Guest Designer
Diane Hover (that's ME)
Karen Bull 
Karen Letchworth



Foiled Roses

A new challenge starts today at
The Sisterhood of Crafters and is being hosted by our 'sistah' Terri.
She has chosen the theme of 'Die-namics, (use dies).

Not a hard theme for me since I seem to own second most dies to my
'sistah' (and friend)  the die Queen Darlene...she wins the prize for most dies LOL!

Actually the hard part was deciding WHICH die to use!
I purchased this Memory Box English Rose Bouquet die
several (maybe even a Year) months back
and had never used it.


I also purchased a Laminator  a year ago April (yep that's true)
and decided it was time to 'fire it up'.
I die cut the die from Thermo-web  Toner paper,
then used Deco Foil Rose Gold....
I wish you could see it 'in real life' as it is very shimmery.

I also used one of my newest and favorite dies
Spellbinders Venice Lace Hemstitch Rectangles for the card front/base
from a shimmery card stock Poison Ivory Metallic.

Her is a closer look of some of the shimmer.


Now it's time to head on over to The Sisterhood and see
all the fabulous creativeness from my 'Sistahs'!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Stained Glass Cards

This is my blog post on the

Hi, Diane with you today using a fun and easy 
Tutti Design die Birds Stained Glass

I die cut the die from a black card stock,
then added it to a sticky back paper
then sprinkled a fine white glitter on it,
then colored with my Copics.

This always amazes me how much it really dies look
like stained glass with this technique.


The second card I made a background using some of the pigment powders available,
then die cut the stained glass birds from black card stock
that I had added a 'stick it' paper to.
This allows a 'stickiness' to the back of the die cut...
perfect for those intricate dies like this one.



Then the entire piece was adhered to a Nesting Stitched Rectangle.
Both cards are brighter IRL, but we have watermarks on all our cards
and it dulls them ever so slightly.
I have the links below for your convenience.

TUTTI-400 Birds Stained Glass
TUTTI-217 Nesting Stitched Rectangles

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:


Thank you for visiting with me today!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Paper Sweeties and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Joint Blog Hop




It is a fun day today for all paper crafters
It just happens to be Paper Sweeties 7th birthday and we are celebrating with, 
well what else, but BIRTHDAY COFFEE...
we might have a little cake too!!

I made a shabby chic birthday 'tag' shaped card with a matching envelope.



For the sweet cup I used Paper Sweeties Coffee Yes Please stamp set
and Sweeties Cuts Coffee yes please dies.
The 'Join me for a cuppa' is part of this cute set.


The 'Wishing you the best birthday ever' is from our Paper Sweeties new August 2019 release
'BEST DAY EVER' stamp set which is loaded with sentiments!
It will be available for purchase August 15th!!


The adorable little flowers are also from 
Paper Sweeties new August 2019 stamp set
Cupcakes and Sprinkles stamp set
and die cut with the matching Sweeties Cuts.
Both of these will be available for purchase August 15th. also added a few pretty sequins 'Marshmallow'
and Seam Binding Ribbon 'Tea'

I also want to share Design Team member
Robyn Jordan's card as she had an emergency
and wasn't able to get her post up....
pretty darn CUTE isn't it??


You will want to visit the Paper Sweeties blog ALL month long
as there is a ton of festivities going on and prizes to be had....
including a $100 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties Shop
just by leaving ONE comment daily increasing your chance to win!!



but today ONLY you can:


But, make sure and visit the blog as there are lots of things going on you won't want to miss!!
Check it out!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

It's A Jungle Out There

Today at Double D challenges
there is a fun and a bit 'unique' theme going on!

The theme is 
'It's A Jungle Out There'!

There is also a fun mood board to inspire you.



I had lots and I mean LOTS of jungle type stamps and dies to choose from....
from cutsie to the 'real' thing....
but oh no, not ME,
I had to purchase a die just for this challenge lol!

The die is from Amy Designs Wild Animals.



It threw me off a bit to decide on what color card stock to die cut from.
I had initially thought of either black or brown 
but in the end I went with a dark gray.

The card stock base is from a NBUS package of 'in-color' SU papers (2013-2014),
so am not sure of the exact color (I have had this forever)!

The paper under the die cut itself is from
 Echo Park's Jungle Safari 6X6 paper pad,
which just happens to be our prize this time, 
a pad of this!!



I used Tutti Designs Nesting Banner dies to stamp my sentiment on
which is from the Sparkle N Sprinkle set
'Leo The Lion'.



I added a banana button
(only I could have a banana button right?...lol)
but a long while back (few years actually)
I won a cute little jungle packet from a challenge
which is also where the 'animal' gems came from.

Look at all the detail this die has



So anyhow let's see your 'jungle' cards 
and make sure to head on over to 
Double D challenges and see all the awesome DT creations!!

Entering the following challenges:
Scrapyland .... ATG
Simon Says ....Add a Die Cut