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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Big on Birthdays, Whole Lot of Lovely, Birthday Card

The jury is still out on this one.  I'm not sure I'm liking the bottom and top together of the "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  They are the opposites of each other on the paper.  Maybe it's because of the orientation of the pieces. Perhaps if I would have used the flowery one as the background and the strips as a layer????

To make this card, I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  I cut it at 4-1/4" on the 8-1/2" side.  I cut a piece of Tranquil Tide, cut 4" x 5-1/4".  I cut the DSP 3-3/4" x 5".  I cut that piece in half.  I taped those pieces in place on top of the Tranquil Tide cardstock.   I added a Crushed Curry "Mini Chevron" ribbon.  

If I had been smart I would have die cut that scalloped square before I added the DSP on top of it.  So I had to take a new piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock.  

I stamped the words from the "Big on Birthdays" using Tranquil Tide ink and Whisper White cardstock.  I set that in place using Dimensionals.  

And that was it.  Super quick but I'm trying to like the combination of the two designs.  

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Better Together, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! Catalog 2017-2018

I SO love this "Whole Lot of Lovely" Designer Series Paper (DSP). especially this sheet/design!!! I would like a whole pack of just this design!!!

I don't know if this is a card technique or just a layout but I had seen it used on some cards and it's been in the back of my mind for a while now.  I love how it splits up the card.  I don't know if I made it correctly or not but this is my version of it.

The base of my card is a folded piece of Soft Sky card stock.  I gut it at 4-1/4" on the short side. 

Next I took a piece of Soft Suede and cut it 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".  I cut a piece of the DSP to 4" x 5-1/4".  I took a scrap piece of copier paper and cut it to 1-1/4" wide. I didn't measure the length, I just needed it long enough to cross over the card.  I marked where I was going to cut it and then taped the two layers lightly in the center of that space.  I cut the layers apart and put the center pieces in recycling.  Next I took the DSP and trimmed the newly cut edge 1/8" on both pieces.  I taped those two pieces in place on the front of the card base.

I stamped the words from the "Better Together" set using Basic Black ink.  I die cut them out using the oval die and I used Tangerine Tango card stock and the scalloped die for the layer.  I taped those two pieces together and I set them in place with Dimensionals.  And that was it. It's the background paper that really carries this card.  Fun and pretty too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rose Wonder, Whole Lot of Lovely, Birthday Card

Another Pinterest gem.  This one caught my eye because of the "Whole Lot of Lovely" Designer Series Paper (DSP). You can see the original card here.  I did change the wording and the ribbon. 

Here's how I made this card.  I used a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock.  I added a 3-3/8" x 4-5/8" piece of Island Indigo card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Next is a 2-7/8" x 3-1/8" piece of Crushed Curry card stock.  And on top of that is a piece of 2-3/4" x 3" of the DSP.  

I taped the DSP layer and the Crushed Curry later together. I set it on top of the Whisper White to eye where the words would go.  The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set. I stamped them using Island Indigo ink.  I taped the Crushed Curry layers in place and then taped a crushed Curry "Mini Chevron" ribbon around the card and added a knot to the front.  I taped those layers to the Island Indigo piece and then I taped that piece to the card base.  I probably should have put that piece in place using Dimensionals but I didn't notice that until it was all taped.  But that's okay, I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog

I almost forgot to post tonight.  I thought I had already set this up to post but when I looked, there was nothing.  I didn't even have a card ready to post.  So I went into my Pinterest saved images and found this fun card.  I LOVE the looks of this.  It's super simple to make too. You can see the original card here.  

The base of this card is a folded 11" 4-1/4" piece of card stock.  This card is folded at the top and opens from the bottom.  

I die cut the "Happy Birthday" from the "Happy Birthday" thinlits die using Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  I used the double sided sticky sheets to the back of the card stock so I could just remove the backing and stick it directly to the card stock.  That piece of card stock it's stuck to is a 4-1/4" x 3-1/8" piece of Whisper White.  Behind that is a piece of 4-1/4" x 3-3/8" piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  I taped those layers together.

Next I set those layers on top of the front of the card but I did not tape them in place yet.  I wanted to see where the flowers needed to go.  I stamped the little flowers from the "Happy Birthday,Gorgeous" set. I used Sweet Sugarplum ink for the solid part of the flower and Berry Burst for the outline.  The outline of the leaves were stamped using Wild Wasabi ink.  I ended up coloring them in with the Wild Wasabi marker.  The original card showed them with just the outline but once I got mine stamped, I thought it should be colored.  

After my coloring I taped that front focal panel layer in place.  Then I added some green "Glitter Enamel Dots" to the card.  I added some pearls to the center of each flower and I also added some "Wink of Stella" to the card.  I went over the Happy Birthday words and the center lines of each leaf and the center lines of the flowers.  I think if you click on the photo you can see the shimmer of the "Wink of Stella."  

It was a very fun and easy card to make.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Daisy Delight, Hardwood, Background Bits, Birthday Card

While surfing the net (because I have nothing better to do with my time!!! LOL) I found this fun "Daisy Delight" card made by Wendy at Wendy's Little Inklings.  You can see her card here.  

This is a very simple and quick card to make.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake.  I didn't ready what Wendy used but this is how I made the card.

On top of the base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock with the "Hardwood" image stamped using Crumb Cake ink.  I prefer to cut my card stock to fit after I've stamped it. I do this for two reasons.  One, so I can trim away any edges that may not have stamped nicely and two, just in case I ruin it I hadn't wasted anytime trimming it.  LOL

The stems were then stamped using Garden Green ink.  The flowers were punched out using Daffodil Delight card stock. I punched out four pieces.  Tape two together to form a fuller flower.  For the center of the flowers I used the Clear Faceted Gems.  I colored them in using a brown Sharpie marker.  I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Background Bits" set.  They were stamped on a 7/8" x 4" piece of card stock. I did punch the ribbon end first before I stamped the words.  I think that strip could have been a little bit thinner but it works just like it is.  Before I set that strip in place, I added a trimmed piece of the burlap ribbon. I taped it to the back of that strip and then I taped the two pieces in place.  I trimmed the left edge after I taped the piece down.  I taped the Whisper White layer to the Crumb Cake card base and it was done!!  I told you it was simple and quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Birthday Memories, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I love these cards that add so much from just a piece of scrap Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  This was a fun card to make, though I did have to fussy cut the cake.  The girl was from an image on the "Birthday Memories" DSP and I was able to die cut her out. 

So lets begin to assemble this card.  Firs I had a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock for the base of my card. Then I took my scrap of DSP that measured  1-3/4" x 5".  You can use about any piece you have as long as it measures 5" long.  And you can shorten that and adjust the placement to fit. I like to use up scrap pieces this way.  The layer behind it is a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Pacific Point cardstock.  I taped those two layers together and taped them in place on the card, lining up the top, bottom and left side.  

Next I die cut the scalloped circle using Pacific Point and I die cut the stitched circle using Whisper White cardstock.  I added Deminsionals to the back of it.

I die cut the girl and taped her to the circle.  Then I fussy cut the cake and set it in place. I didn't tape it right away because I wanted to make sure that is where I wanted it to be.

I didn't find a greeting in the set that fit the space on the upper right corner so I got out the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and used the "Happy Birthday" from there.  I stamped it using Pacific Point ink.

Once I was done with all of that, I set the circle in place and then taped the cake in place.  I tied a bow on the circle.  I didn't have any Pacific Point Baker's Twine so I used a piece of DMC floss instead.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda
 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Teeny Tiny Wishes, July 2017 Paper Pumpkin Additional Card

Today I'm going to share with you an "additional" card I made using the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I am saying "additional" card because I did not make an alternative card with this kit. I liked the projects in the kit, though note cards are not one of my favorites but for those all I did was added the note card to a folded half-sheet of card stock.  I'll share those finished cards with you in a few day. 

For this card I used a folded half-sheet of Berry Burst card stock.  On top of that I added a 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  The top two layers need to be created together to get the perfect layered effect.  I took a piece of Daffodil Delight cut 3-1/8" x 4-1/8" and a piece of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the Delightful Daisy pack. I just can't seem to put that pack of paper down!!!  The DSP is cut 3" x 4".  Place a small amount of double-sided tape to the area where you think the hole will be punched. You don't need to measure, you can just eye the spot. I took the 1-1/2" circle punch and dropped the piece all the way in. I eyed the edges to make sure they were as close to being equal as possible.  Then I punched the hole. I separated the two pieces and took the DSP and the 1-5/8" die and lined it up equally all around and die cut the circle out.  I taped the two layers together.

Here is where you want to tie a ribbon around.  If you forget and add it to the top of the card, it will be very difficult to get that ribbon around the panel.  You can always just place a piece of ribbon and add a separate bow, so all is not lost if you forget.

I took a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock and stamped my images.  You want smaller images, they need to fit in the opening.  I used the sun and the tulip from the "2017 July Paper Pumpkin Kit". I stamped the sun using Daffodil Delight, the tulips using Berry Burst and the leaves using Pear Pizzazz.  Once you are done with your image piece, set it in place over the opening using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  There are some in the Paper Pumpkin kit but I wanted to make a Thinking of You card.  They were just taped in place.  

The focal panel is attached using Dimensionals on the open ares on the back and tape on the flat raised area (the image piece).  And that's it.  Very fun and easy to make.  It's a great way to highlight those smaller images.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 20, 2017

This Little Piggy, Work of Art, Friendship Card, 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Oh my gosh, this card was so simple and quick that it almost felt like cheating!!!  And no, it's not an original card by me!  I copied it from one posted on Pinterest.  You can see that card by clicking here.

I think the Powder Pink area at the bottom right of the card was probably done using a clear block and a marker and then maybe spritzing it with water.  I didn't think about that option until I was done making the card.  I went with the "Work of Art" image. I stamped off once before stamping on the card stock.  I stamped that image 4 times. Next I stamped the pig and then the lips.  My ink pad is extremely wet and some of the lips look solid.  I didn't want to stamp off because I wanted that bolder color for the kisses.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Powder Pink card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  The Whisper White piece was cut 3-3/8" x 5".  And that's it!  SO easy and simple!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pretty Kitty, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog

This was a fun card to make. I found the card here but there was not a lot of detail about it, so I had to guess and make due with what I have.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Sky cardstock. 

On top of that I used a small piece of "Delightful Daisy" Designer Series Paper (DSP).   I cut it 1-1/2" x 4-1/2".  I did have to trim the top before I taped it in place on the card front.

I stamped the kitty image on Whisper White card stock and used a circle scalloped die to cut it out. I colored in the image with a blender pen and ink pads.  I set that circle in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words in the bottom right corner and that was it.  Super easy and very fun to do.  I guess I was in the mood to color!

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Moon Baby, Work of Art, This Little Piggy, Baby Card

This card was fun to do but it did require a lot more fussy cutting than I care to do anymore!!  I'm SO spoiled by the die cuts that when I have to fussy cut something my shoulders drop along with my head.  Kind of like a kid when you tell them it's time to put away all the toys!! LOL  There have been times I actually stopped to think about how badly I wanted to make the card because of the fussy cutting!!!  Most of the time I just suck it up and make the card, after all I'm only making one. I did find this card on Pinterest.  You can see it here.  I did change the clouds because I didn't have the ones used on the original card and I changed the words to my needs.

For this card I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The card was cut on the short side of the card stock so it opens from the bottom and the fold is at the top.  There are no layers to this card so maybe that is why I was able to deal with the fussy cutting more.

I used an image from the "Work of Art" set for the sky background.  I stamped off once using Soft Sky ink.

I stamped the baby from the "Moon Baby" set and colored it in using markers and a blender pen.  I fussy cut it out and set it in place using Dimensionals.  

I stamped 3 clouds from the "This Little Piggy" set and colored the bottoms with a blender pen and Soft Sky ink.  I fussy cut them out and set them in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the "Mon Baby" set and I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  And that was it. My card does contain one more cloud than the original card.  I just thought that upper corner needed something more.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, July 17, 2017

Daisy Delight, Flourishing Phrases, Touch of Texture, Friendship Card

Today while surfing Pinterest, I found a fun card/layout. You can see the original card here. I liked the layout the most and a few elements caught my attention.  I did like the flowers but I thought they were too "airy" with the rest of the things being so "airy". So I thought if I could find a solid flower I would try to make it work and this is what I came up with.

I used the "Daisy Delight" set for the flower.  The leafy items and the lacy strips are from the "Flourishing Phrases" set. The words are also from the "Flourishing Phrases" set, I stamped the "Hello" with Versa Mark and embossed it in white on a 4" x 3/8" piece of Basic Black card stock.

The lacy pieces were die cut from the "Flourishing Phrases" set using Basic Black ink.  The leaves are die cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock and the buds are from Garden Green card stock.

The flowers are from the "Daisy Delight" set. I used Rich Razzleberry card stock and ink.  I stamped punched three of them.  The centers are a scrap piece of So Saffron and the matching ink was used too.  

Oh, I almost forgot, on the background is some splatter dots from the "Touches of Texture" set.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White. On top of that is a piece of 4-3/4" x 3-1/2 Whisper White card stock. After the stamping and pieces are set in place, that piece was added using Dimensionals.  

This was a fun card to assemble.  You just move the pieces around until you like how they look.  The top flower was set in place using a Dimensional and Wink of Stella was used on the flower centers and tips. I also added some to the "buds".

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This Little Piggy, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog

This is one set I just HAD to buy.  I LOVE the little piggies in it.  The set is called "This Little Piggy".  It's SO darn cute!!
And when I found this card on the net, I just had to copy it. You can see Pat's original card here.  I didn't change a thing. 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a piece of the "Wood Textures" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

The "Daisy Delight" DSP was cut 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" and the Crumb Cake card stock was cut 3" x 4-1/4".  I taped the DSP to the card stock.  This was set in place on the DSP using just snail tape.

I stamped the happy piggy from the "This Little Piggy" set and die cut it with the oval stitched die. I colored it using the Powder Pink and Night of Navy ink pads and a blender pin. It was then set in place using Dimensionals.  But before it was set in place, the ribbon was added.   And that was it!  Super simple and just SO darn cute!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sheltering Tree, Delightful Daisy, Thinking of You Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest (where else lately???  LOL) and I just had to copy it.  I loved the softness of this card. It's feminine in every way!  I found the card here.  The words are in German and they translate to "How beautiful, that you are here". That's a sweet saying.  The link to the card doesn't go anywhere beyond viewing the card, unless you are a demonstrator and can sign in to their website.  

To make this card I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The layers are 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" of Wisteria Wonder.  On top of that is a 3-3/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Whisper White and on top of that is a piece of 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" of Delightful Daisy Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

There is a 3-3/4" x 3/8" strip of Wisteria Wonder with a piece of white Baker's Twine tied around it.  That strip was taped on with just about 1/4" of the DSP showing.

The flower was punched twice and taped together in the center.  It was set in place with a Dimensional.  The flower center is a "Clear Faceted Gem" that was colored with a yellow Sharpie marker.

The words are from the "Sheltering Tree" set and were stamped using Wisteria Wonder ink.

This was a super quick and easy card to make.  I love how elegant it looks.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda
                       

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pretty Kitty, Birthday Card, Torn Opening Technique

Today I'm going to share with you a fun and simple technique.  I call it the "Torn Opening" technique.

All you do is punch or die cut a hole in your card.  Here I used the 3//4" circle punch.  Then you stamp your image on a piece of card stock that is big enough to fit behind the opening.  You won't know exactly how big to make the opening until you have stamped the image and set it behind the opening.  I tore a few lines in the circle. I was going to clip them but I realized it would take away from that torn look.  I tore 8 little lines and then just kept pulling those lines around the circle until it was larger enough to see the image. I did tear a few of those "line" areas in half or not quite in half so there were more than 8 tears before I was done.  You will see as you are tearing that there needs to be more give.

After that was done I taped that 3-3/8" x 5" piece of decorative paper in place on top of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of So Saffron card stock.  The base of the card is a piece folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake.  

I die cut the scallop, though I forgot that I could have used the So Saffron layer to get that scalloped oval piece and not wasted any card stock.  But I didn't, I cut mine from a quarter sheet of card stock. Before taping the two top layers to the card base, I added a piece of ribbon to it and then took a smaller piece of ribbon and tied a knot.  

The words and image is from the "Pretty Kitty" set. I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  

And as I'm looking at the photo, I forgot to color in the bow around the kitties neck.  I will be doing that with So Saffron.  I colored the kitty in using markers and a blender pen.

This was a very fun card to make and a simple and quick technique.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda