The following articles were authored by Dyane

Love This Moment by: Heather Hoffman

Hello! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards with one final card to share as guest designer – thanks so much for having me! I had so much fun! I played with both sets to make another card to share – and layered lots of pretty pattern papers together:
I used both the newly released Love Coupon stamp set:
And this set called This Moment:
I stamped the heart in red dye ink and covered it with Wink of Stella – you can almost see it in the photos! I then stamped everything else in one layer, then stacked up all my pattern papers and added 3 messy rows of stitching to hold it all together. I felt like the word “love” got lost a little under the stitching, so I stamped it again on a strip of white with the edges trimmed at an angle, and popped it up with foam adhesive to make it stand out a bit more. Finished off with a few sequins sprinkled on, and also used my fingers to curl up the paper around the stitching to give it some fun dimension.
Thanks so much for stopping by today – and again to Precious Remembrance for having me!
Have a wonderful day!

Oh So Artsy! Snow + Coffee Love

Hi stampers!:) How are you today? We had a light snow the other night, so the next morning we had a pretty snow on our yard. My kids got excited and played outside that morning, and the snow started to melt just after noon.lol  During winter time, it couldn’t be any better having a nice warm drink! Coffee for me! How about you?:)

Oh! just feeling so artsy today and inspired by different things, I chose these pretty simple color combo: black & white. No patterned paper this time (lol ok.. just a little bit of designer paper,at the center of my coffee cup for paper piecing). And the rest are just stamps.:)

Here are the stamps that I used for my background:

New Day, DIY, Positive Thoughts, Fall Colors.

I had a blasts mixed and matching these stamps.:)

 I stamped my coffee cup using the Coffee Love stamp set, and cut it out . I added some sentiments from This Moment stamp set. And that mini arrow border is from the Love Coupon stamp set. I love little details, that makes a lot of difference.:)

Added some dimensionals at the back of my image and some sewing thread for more texture. Using the same black ink (memento tuxedo black), I distressed the edges of my card as well.

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I also want to share with you that there is a Coffee Lover’s Blog hop going on, thanks to designer Judy for the head’s up!:) Whether you love coffee or not. Some of you might be interested in joining the challenge and win some amazing prizes. If you have the Coffee Love stamp set, it’s the best time to ink it up again and join the fun!

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I hope you got inspired for today’s project.

Thanks for stoppin’ by!

Dyane

It’s your moment! Smile!:)

Happy Sunday Stampers!:) It’s another brand new week! Yay! Can you believe this is the last week of February?:) Time flies! Can’t wait for spring though, how about you?

Look what I made!:) I hope this will bring a lot of smiles your way!:)

Working with scraps again, and created this 3×4 size paper as my centerpiece.  It works with pocket page scrapbooking ,but here I decided to place it on a card.  The rectangle  and diagonal blue striped were stamped using the Love Coupon stamp set, it creates a fun layer to start with.

I created my own label embellishment using the label and sentiment from the This moment stamp set. Using 2 layers of paper creates an awesome dimension.

You can barely see it but under the ric-rac ribbon, I actually stamped a light blue polka dots border from the Border Tape #1 stamp set.  And then I stamped a pink heart which is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set, cut it out and stapled it at the center of the flower. Another easy DIY embellishment.

Before adhering my 3×4 card, I tucked a pretty tulle under it. More texture and it’s simply sweet!:)

But I felt like there’s still something missing…..

At first , I was thinking maybe some white splatters right on the blue paper would be great.

Hmmm… but I want something different.LOL

Sometimes my creative mind just won’t stop  thinking. Do you feel the same way sometimes?:)

And so, I decided to stamped words on it, a chalkboard inspired type of thing.:)

I used a white pigment ink, got my sentiment from the This Moment stamp set again.

And after it’s all done, I felt so happy!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post.

Keep on creating and have fun!:)

Dyane

Glamorous Hello Card by: Heather Hoffman

Good morning! Heather here again from Houses Built of Cards to share another card using one of the newest releases! I can’t get over how fun the fonts are on these sets – and how they just shine all by themselves on a card!

I used one of the newest sets called This Moment:
I stamped it on some pattern paper from Basic Grey, then covered it with Wink of Stella to make it sparkle – I’m always sad that you can’t see that better in the pictures! Matted it at an angle with white and black cardstock on top of some floral paper from the same paper pad, and finished off with a few black self-adhesive gems I had in my stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

DIY: Decorative Paper Clips + Video Tutorial

Good day stampers!:) I’m back with another video tutorial recreating these DIY decorative paper clips, it has been showcased during our new stamp release. The following DIY below has been showcased as well, if you missed it, you may click each link:

DIY Love Coupon Book

DIY Ticket Strip

This is probably the easiest of them all.:) And you can definitely use your scraps!

I used the This Moment stamp set for my sentiments. I think this project is really cute not only for cardmaking and scrapbooking, but also for gift wrapping! Yay! 

Here’s a quick video for you to enjoy!:)

Thanks for stoppin’ by!

Dyane

Last Minute Valentine by: Heather Hoffman

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards, excited to be back guest designing again and sharing another card this morning with you!
This week the focus has been on last minute Valentine’s – and the newly released stamp sets are perfect for that! This card would take less than 5 minutes to assemble – so if you are suddenly realizing that you are late, you can still totally pull it off!
For this card, I again used the newly released Love Coupon Stamp set:
This time, I stamped the “love” 3 times in Versamark, then masked off the “I love you” and used just the word “you”, then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Layered it on my pattern paper with some adhesive over the top, then folded the doily over the top to cover the adhesive, and adhered it to my card base. Added the hemp twine to hold the doily in place, and that’s all!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day – and Happy Valentine’s Day!

DIY: Ticket Strip + Video Tutorial

Happy Sunday Stampers! I’m back with my 2nd DIY video tutorial using the brand new stamp sets Love Coupon and This Moment. How fun it is to cut apart and use it as an embellishments for your cards or scrapbooking pages?

You can pretty much put anything at the center of the ticket, if you have extra puffy stickers, that would really be cute too. Or how about playing with your own handwriting and try to doodle something fun, that will be a special touch to your projects as well!:)

In cased you missed my last DIY project, you may check it here: DIY Love Coupon Book

This week, the designers will showcase more Valentine Projects for you!:)

There will be new post everyday. Woohoo!:) We can’t wait for you to see it!

Thanks for joining me today!

Dyane

DIY: Love Coupon Book + Video Tutorial

Hello stampers!:) During our release I made 3 DIY projects for you using the brand new stamps.

I have 3 videos recreating those projects and here is the first one! woot!

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Love coupon is perfect for your kids too!:)

Example:

Love Coupon To: {Kids Name} Love: Mommy & Daddy

Good For:

Staying up 1 hour later…

No chores for one day…

Game Night: You pick the game…

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These are just few of the projects that you can do with this Love Coupon Stamp Set.

I’m sure you have more ideas to share!:) And I can’t wait to see it!

Here’s a video for you to enjoy!:)

Thanks for joining me today!

Dyane

Coupon Card by: Heather Hoffman

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards, excited to be guest designing and sharing another card this morning with you! For this card, I thought it would be fun to make a coupon that could be customized with whatever you wanted to write in on the blank!
I used the newly released Love Coupon stamp set:
Added some layers with American Crafts pattern paper, a doily, a tiny clothespin with some jute twine tied on it, then a splash of Mister Huey’s white mist and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

Update: Now in stock!:)

Hi stampers! I just want to quickly announce that my happy package is finally here!:)

Loaded of yummy stamps!

Love Coupon and This Moment stamp sets are now in stock and available for purchase. Hooray!:)

All orders will be ship tomorrow. Thank you so much for your patience!

Happy Crafting!

Dyane