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Dazzling Diva Challenge #20

Dazzling Diva Challenge #20

Dazzling Diva Challenge #20

I have something totally different today and I’m excited about it.  

A few weeks before Russ had his stroke I met Monica from Add a Little Dazzle.  Monica sells Craft Metal Sheets that can be die cut, embossed and so much more.  The day Russ had his stroke I had my first card created using them and was in the process of blogging about the card when I received the phone call from Russ.  Needless to say that post never happened and the doors shut to my office for 3 months.  

As things have progressed with Russ I am trying to slowly add some of the things I was excited about before.  I haven’t wanted to jump in quickly with the fear of not knowing what our schedule will be like.  Of course I’m learning there is no schedule some days.  Some days I can have a schedule of my own turn quickly into something completely different.  As much of a control freak that I am, it’s okay.  Being able to add little things back means we are progressing forward and that is a beautiful thing.  

So, I’m back in action and I’m playing along on Add a Little Dazzle Design Team.  I love it because I am having FUN!!  Isn’t that what crafting is all about? Having fun? 

Now for my Easter Card.  For this challenge it’s all about Spring/Easter or Anything Goes.  You can play along with the challenge and post your project HERE.  

Love how this Copper Metal Sheet looks against the Cantaloupe Crisp cardstock.  I think it complements the cardstock so well.  

I simply took the Copper Metal Sheet and ran it through my Big Shot using the Script Embossing folder.  Love love it.  

Add a little Dazzle, Stampin' Up!, Easter

I also love how the Venetian Romance Designer Paper compliments this card.  This cute little bunny stamp is from the Eggstra Spectacular set.     I made this fun egg using my oval framelits and the ruffle ribbon.  Just layer the ruffle ribbon either using sticky strip or a glue gun.  So simple. Once you have the layers of ribbon placed cut around the oval to make the ruffle ribbon even with the oval die cut.  

You can see the link for the metal sheets in my side bar and all the products I used below in the links.  

Add a little Dazzle, Stampin' Up!, Easter

 

 

Easter Bunny and Gift Card

Happy Friday!  The kids Spring Break is ZOOMING by and Easter has crept up on me so fast that I had a little panic last night.  Of course I'm NOT prepared at all and this should surprise NO one.  I'll be the lady zipping through all the isles quickly to find last minute Easter things to fill my kids baskets.  Happens every year.  

Since the kids are getting older and I would love to keep the baskets with LESS candy in them I decided I would make them each a little bunny card with an iTunes Card inside for them.  

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!

 


Watch the video and you can see how I made this sweet little guy and the banner using Stampin' Up! punches. 

httpv://youtu.be/V6ayupiYdvk

On the fence about the This and That Bundle? The Designer Series Paper in this bundle is really EPIC.  Great colors, GREAT designs and perfect for even an Easter Card. Click HERE to see all that the Bundle has to offer. 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up!

Supplies: 

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802) Cardstock: Crumb Cake Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake 

Accessories: 1 3/4 Circle punch (119850), 1 3/8 Circle Punch (119860), Blossom Petals Builder Punch (121808), Linen Thread (104199), This and That Epic Day DSP(130814), Vellum Gusset Bag, Stitching, Stampin' Around Standard Wheel (102971), Music Notes Wheel (120327), Rhinestones, White Fluff Ball, Black Sharpie

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!

 


Whatever your Easter celebrations are this weekend, I hope it's filled with LOTS of fun and excitement.  Make great memories and enjoy the little things.  

 

 

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XOXOXOXO

Using MDS and SVG Files!

Oh my word.  Did you hear the squealing???  I'm jumping up and down because I'm SUPER excited!!  Let's get right too it! 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up!

 

 

Simple card, right? What's so special? 

What if I told you I used My Digital Studio? Yes – I – Did!!  My Digital Studio is FILLED with awesome stamp brushes/punches/embellishments that can be exported as SVG! (Scalable Vector Graphics) .  You can read what SVG means HERE.  

So WHY am I all over this? If you look at the clouds on the card they are from My Digital Studio!!  I exported a cloud punch and then uploaded it to my Silhouette Cameo. (The Cameo is a fantastic e-Cutter) Then I let the Cameo do the work and Viola' I had cute clouds cut from my BEAUTIFUL Sycamore Street Designer Series paper.  InCrEdIbLe!!  A punch I didn't have but now I have it in NUMEROUS sizes. Oh MY WORD!!  The possibilities are ENDLESS!!  

The rest of the card was made using the FUN stamp set Rain or Shine.  

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!

 

 Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up!

 

Below you will find the supplies I used for this simple card.  

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Rain or Shine

Cardstock: Whisper White

Ink: Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Basic Gray

Accessories:

Sycamore Street DSP (# 127540-LESS THAN 48 HOURS LEFT TO GET THIS!!) 

Rhinestones 

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Honestly, I'm really excited because it's just one more GREAT use for using My Digital Studio.  

 

I have one more project to help get you ready for Easter!

Our Oval Framelits are PERFECT for creating Easter Eggs.  

 

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! _MG_1887

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XOXOXO

Everybunny Watch Out!

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin Up!

 


Yep, watch out because you know how holiday's sneak up on us FAST!  Easter will be no stranger to this.  I've had the hardest time keeping up with my holiday's this year and we are only into March.  I'm making a move on it this weekend and plan to have my Easter vignette put together.  I see a little vintage treasure hunting in my future. I see old playful bunny statues, wire baskets with paper pennants hanging from them.  *oh my*

Okay, so time to stop daydreaming because the reality is a big ole snow storm is heading my way and Everybunny will be freaking out! 

The Everbunny stamp set is a cute and fun stamp set perfect for Easter projects.

Have you worked with this specialty paper below? 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up Demo

Totally embarrassed to tell you its been sitting.  WHY?????? It's so pretty, and fun to work with!

I started this Easter card by painting Gesso over the entire front with a foam paint brush.  You could also use white paint.  In fact, for giggles I want to try painting a shimmer paint across this paper.  I just love the pattern on this beautiful paper and look how it really pops with the paint on it.  

The rest of this card design was a work in progress.  In fact, I started this card and had to walk away.  I was bound and determined to use my Easter "eggs" I had made using my Oval Framelits.  They are so pretty with the Pool Party Embossing Powder on them.  

Mr Bunny and his balloon were simply watercolored on Crumb Cake CS using an Aqua Painter and I kept this VERY simple.  I'll be doing a demonstration soon on using your Aqua Painter. You can see the supplies below. 

Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Products Used:

Stamps: Everybunny #122707

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Ink: Black Stazon, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, VersaMark, Whisper White Craft

Accessories:

Tea Doily #129399

Natural Composition DSP #126917

Aqua Painter #103954

Tea for Two DSP #129311

Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812

Oval Framelits #129381

First Edition DSP #121878

Early Espresso Bakers Twine #123124

Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon #129287

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up!


Okay, now it's time to get your FAV Easter products and start getting creative.  

Are you ready? What will YOU be creating?

You can find all these fun products in my Online Store HERE.  

 

 

Shop and enjoy the rewards of Sale-a-Bration and with ME! 

Follow my crafting adventures…

Facebook– share, inspire, create… all FUN!

Instagram– Getting crazy with a camera in my hand! 

Pinterest– inspiration pinter-load. I pin on my down time and get totally inspired.

Twitter–   You never know what I'm going to say!

XOXOXO

Brain Dead!

This girl is just on the brink of brain dead.  Life is good but my brain has had enough this past week.  When this happens the creative process is also DEAD! I went through my "stash" of cards tonight and I found something I was excited to share a few weeks back and it got lost in the other pile of goodies. 

This card was 100% inspired by Shelli Gardner.  When I was at Leadership this past January she was on stage showing her projects.  When she showed us a card that was very similar to this one it was like everything stopped and I had to burn the image into my head.  It was just so pretty. 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Northern Virginia

 

 

ndpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Northern Virginia

 

 

I loved the simplicity of the card and the vintage pretties it has on it.  I used the Easter Blooms stamp set and Springtime Vintage DSP.  Beautiful and elegant is what I would call this combination.  The Scalloped Oval Punch was used to punch the sentiment.  I just love the simple adornment used next to the sentiment.  They come in Very Vanilla, Rose Red, and Baja Breeze. I used a Mini Glue Dot to keep mine in place and it's ROCK solid.  I added the Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon which always brings life to any project. You can find all these great products in my online store
I know that this card makes me want spring even more! How about you?

We are still running high on fevers off and on.  It's the strangest virus! If you looked at these two gems they act completely normal unless they are running a fever.  I feel like the thermometer crazy mom! They run when they see me coming with the thermometer in my hand. 

Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Northern Virginia

 

 

Can you tell he is OVER it?

Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Northern Virginia

 

 

You guessed it… No Fever! Let's see how long it lasts.

Have a super weekend and stamp away!

XOXOXO