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Work of Art: Watermelon Card

Watermelon Card Header 2I LOVE this Work of Art stamp set. I’ve seen it used in so many ways and each time it’s brillant and exciting to see. For this card I used it for a fun watermelon card and the anticipation of Summer! Who doesn’t like watermelon or Summer?

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  1.  Cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Watermelon Wonder and score it at 4-1/4″
  2.  Cut a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White and 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  3.  Cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper




    1. On the smaller Whisper White piece, stamp the curve from the Work of Art stamp set in Strawberry Wonder Ink.
    2. Clean the stamp and stamp it along the bottom of the watermelon using Always Artichoke Ink.
    3. Stamp the heart stamp in Watermelon Wonder randomly all over the layer background.



  1. Punch out the smallest flower using the Blossom Bunch Flower Punch out of Basic Black card stock. Cut the flower petals up and use them for the watermelon seeds.
  2. Before adhering the card stock layers together tie a piece of Always Artichoke ribbon around the top layer. Tie a pretty bow as well.

These would be great to use for invitations to a Summer birthday party or Summer BBQ.

Lake what you love and love what you make!

Embrace the day,





Clipboard Calendar: August 2016

2016 Calendar Aug HeaderAugust screams Summer! And, Summer screams watermelon. I love this watermelon idea using the Work of Art Stamp Set. Not only can watermelons be made, but you can also make rainbows and very subtle or not so subtle backgrounds.

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AUGUST Calendar 2016


Work of Art
Project Life Day to Day
Good Greetings


Strawberry Slush (5″ x 7-1/2″)
Whisper White (4″ x 6-1/2″)
Basic Black scraps


Strawberry Slush
Mossy Meadow


Multi-Purpose Glue or SNAIL, Bird Builder Punch
6″ x 9″ Clipboard from dollar store

2016 Calendar Aug Detail
1. On the 4″ x 6-1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the brush stroke image from the Work of Art stamp set in Mossy Meadow about 3″ down from the top edge of the card stock.This stamped image is the watermelon rind.


2. Using the same cleaned brush stroke image stamp it twice above the Mossy Meadow. Leave a strip of the Whisper White card stock showing. Stamp it in Strawberry Slush Ink to resemble the watermelon


3. In the top left hand corner stamp SUMMER from the Project Life Day to Day stamp set in Mossy Meadow and above it stamp CELEBRATE from the Good Greetings stamp set in Mossy Meadow as well.


4. Stamp the heart image from the Work of Art stamp set in Strawberry Slush randomly on the Whisper White card stock background.


5. Adhere the August calendar to the bottom of the Whisper White card stock.


6. With the scraps of Basic Black card stock punch out the leaf part of the Build a Bird Punch. Cut the leaves off and adhere them as watermelon seeds to the watermelon.


Phew-September’s share tomorrow! Wow this is going fast. Look soon for cards and projects made using supplies from the new Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog.


Embrace the day and thanks for stopping by,



Celebrate Summer Watermelon Card

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I know what you’re thinking, “Celebrate Summer?” Yes, summer may be over by calendar standards, but Mother Nature has a mind of her own and here in New York it’s still pretty HOT! I have to admit I began writing this blog post when I was on vacation with, “Beach Brain,” and apparently my keyboard for my IPad had the same disease.  It just didn’t want to work where we were. I can’t say I blame it!


I have to tell you-I had so much fun creating this card using the Stampin’ Up! Work Of Art stamp set  I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Because this stamp set is so versatile I find myself with lots and lots of  ideas for using it.

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How I made this card:

I started with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base of Strawberry Slush scored at 4-1/4″


The next layer was cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ of Whisper White


Then a 5″ x 3-3/4″ layer of In-Colors Designer Series Paper was cut. I chose the Mossy Meadow pattern


And, for the top layer I cut a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ layer of Whisper White.


On this layer I stamped the brush stroke from the Work of Art Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow on the bottom as the watermelon rind. Above that I stamped two more brush strokes in Strawberry Slush for the yummy watermelon. For an added background I stamped the heart image from the same stamp set in Strawberry Slush as well. I didn’t plan it this way. I smudged ink on the background from my hand and this worked as a cover-up for the smudge. This is one accident I think works well.


With the Bird Builder Punch I punched the leaf and cut each leaf to use for the watermelon seeds. For these I used Basic Black card stock.


For the “Celebrate Summer” greeting I used two different stamp sets with Basic Black Ink. The celebrate is from the Stampin’ Up! Good Greetings and Summer from the Day to Day set. I really like to combine stamp sets for card greetings to add a little visual interest.


I layered the card as shown wrapping a piece of Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon up the left hand side of the card.


I look forward to sharing more card and project ideas using this Work of Art Stamp Set.


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Remember to eat, sleep and create. Creating is a great escape. Almost as good as the beach…


Summer’s end Hugs to you all,
Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator







Stampin’ Up!: Work of Art

Hello, stampers!



I don’t know about you, but I had a terrible time trying to get all 11 stamps in the Work of Art stamp set back in the storage case! My husband, who by the way is an architect, finally got this stamp puzzle right! I’m including a photo of how they get stored, so if you’re having a problem like I did you can refer to the photo as a reference. Just thought it would be helpful.


Thank you Stampin’ Up! for including so many stamps in this set, but next time can you pease include a plan-o-ramtic??



Just trying to keep you organized,
Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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