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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Frosted Floral, Birthday Card, Clean and Simple

I was asked to make some quick, clean and simple cards, so here we go!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Blackberry Bliss card stock. This card opens at the bottom.

On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.  If you don't want to use a full quarter sheet you can cut it 5-1/4" x 2-1/8".  You do need a little to overlap in case your cutter is off so you don't see the Blackberry Bliss where the two pieces meet.

I cut a piece of "Frosted Floral" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) 2" x 5-1/4".  It's called "specialty" because it's frosted. The whole image, not just the flowers, is covered in a pretty shimmer.  It's very difficult to see it on this photo. You can click on the photo for a closer look but it's just too hard to see. But in person, it's beautiful!  I taped the SDSP in place using snail tape.  On my card, I did cut my Whisper White piece 4" x 5-1/4".  

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White and stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Black Memento ink.  I should have used BlackBerry Bliss ink but I didn't think of that until I put the card on my post and was looking at it.  I die cut the words using an oval die.

I die cut a Blackberry Bliss scalloped oval and I taped the word oval to it. I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.  And there you have it.  A clean and simple card to make.  It can always be jazzed up by adding texture to the Whisper White quarter sheet piece before taping it in place. Some pearls or rhinestones could be added to the flowers on top.  Probably pearls, because of the shimmer of the paper.  A piece of ribbon could be added where the SDSP and card stock meet.  So you can start out with a clean and simple card and embellish it as you wish, or not!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Spooky Bats, Twinkle Builder, September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Halloween Card

I had gotten a fun mummy die on the internet and I thought I would play with it using some Stampin' Up! stuff. 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Twinkle Twinkle" Designer Series Paper (DSP).

I die cut the mummy using Whisper White card stock. 

I punched out a Crushed Curry moon using the "Twinkle" builder punch.

I punched out some bats using the "Spooky Bats" punch and Basic Black card stock.

The words are from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut the word using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set the words and bats in place using small Dimensionals.

This was a pretty quick and fun card to make.  You can substitute the mummy for any of a number of Stampin' Up! products. I just liked the mummy and thought I would use it on a card.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 12, 2018

Beautiful Bouquet, Wishing You Well, Birthday Card

This is a very fun, quick and easy card to make.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron card stock.  On the left side is a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of the "Frosted Floral" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP). The "Specialty" part of this paper is that it's frosted.  It doesn't show up on the photo but in person there is a very pretty soft pearly shimmer to the paper.  

I cut a 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White. I stamped the bouquet image from the  "Wishing You Well" set using Mint Macaron ink.  

I cut a piece of Mint Macaron 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" for the layer behind the stamped image.  Before I taped those two layers together, I die cut the scalloped oval from the center of the piece. Once that was cut, I taped the two layers together. I set the piece in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using black Memento ink.  I taped the scalloped layer to the word layer and set it in place using a Dimensional on the right side and snail tape on the left. 

For the final touch I added some rhinestones to the bouquet image and I added a white Baker's twine bow to the bouquet.  And that was it.

This was a very fun card to make and I can see myself making more like this for other occasions.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Love What You Do, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

Today's card is a quick and easy one.  Really!!  It's got some layers to it to make it look more complicated but it's easy.\

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Rich Razzleberry.  This card opens on the right.  

I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 3-3/4" x 5". On top of that is a 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" piece of Basic Black card stock. 

I cut the floral piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 3-1/2" x 2-3/8".  The DSP is from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" pack.  Also in that pack is the striped DSP that I cut 3-1/2" x 2-1/4".  I cut that piece a little longer so I could overlap.  I taped the Rich Razzleberry ribbon over the "seam" where the DSP pieces meet.  I taped the edges in back with transparent tape and I used snail to tape the layers together. Those layers were taped to the card base.

I die cut a Rich Razzleberry scalloped oval.  I stamped the flower image from the "Love What You Do" set using black Memento ink.  I colored the petals in using the Rich Razzleberry marker. I die cut it using an oval die cut.  I taped the ovals together and set them in place using Dimenisonals.  

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I punched them out using the "Classic  Label" punch. I set them in place using Dimensionals.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

Just a lot of layers but easy.  I thought it was a fun card to make.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Better Together, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

Today I made a quick and simple birthday card.  I need to use this layout to make some more birthday cards and use up some of my pretty floral retired Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It would be great to use them up and make quick cards at the same time.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron. On top of that is a 5-1/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock.  The DSP is from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" paper pack. I cut that piece 5" x 2".  I taped those layers together and then I taped them to the card base.

I stamped the words from the "Better Together" set using Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock. I die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped circle and tape the two circled together. I used Dimensionals to set the circle layers in place.

I used three "Glitter Enamel Dots" on the bottom of the circles.  It needed a little jazzing up but I wanted to keep it clean and simple.  It's clean, simple and pretty!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Spooky Bats, Twinkle Builder, Classic Label Punches, Halloween Card

I would have to say one my favorite tools of stamping is punches.  I LOVE punches.  And I used a couple of punches to make my card today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Twinkle Twinkle" 12" x 12" pack.  I just taped it to the card base.

I punched out a moon using the "Twinkle Builder" punch.  This punch also has a few various size stars to play with too.  There were a few stars in the DSP, so I just saved the stars I punched out for another day, another project.  I taped the moon in place on the DSP.

The bats are from the "Spooky Bats" punch. I cut pieces of Dimensionals and set the bats in place.

The ghost was from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I had some left and thought I would add him to my card. I think instead of the ghost a couple more bats would work too!

The words are also from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I stamped them using black Memento ink and I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

A quick, fun and easy Halloween card that is kid friendly!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 08, 2018

Floral Frames, Southern Serenade, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card was fun to put together. It's full of greenery!!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  This card opens at the bottom.

On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I taped that on top of the card base.

I die cut the flowery circle image from the "Foliage Frame" Framelit dies using Mossy Meadow card stock.

I die cut 2 of each of the leafy images in the set using Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow card stock.  I didn't use all of the pieces but I tried to fit in as many as I could but yet didn't want it too look too crowded.

I stamped the words from the "Southern Serenade" set on Whisper White card stock using Merry Merlot ink.  I die cut it with the second largest stitched circle.  I also die cut a Rich Razzleberry scalloped circle. I taped it to the Whisper White piece.  I added Dimensionals to the back.  Before I set it in place, I took a piece of the gold thread and wrapped it around my fingers a few times and taped it onto the Mossy Meadow flowery circle. Once the word piece was added the card was done.

I thought it was a very quick and easy card to make. I do like how the green just pops off the DSP.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Floral Frames, Wedding Card, 2018-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I suppose this could be an anniversary card too but while I was making it I was thinking wedding.

This was a fun card to make too.  The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. The card stock was cut on the 8-1/2" side.  This card opens on the right side.  On top of the  card base is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of pink glitter paper.

I cut the rectangle flower image from the "Petal Promenade" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I trimmed the rectangle to measure 4-1/2" x 3-1/4".  The sides needed trimming more than the top and bottom.  I've seen many cards using these pre-printed rectangles and it doesn't look like they were trimmed.  All I can think of is the card must be larger than a half-sheet of card stock. I look at how symmetrical the card looks and don't understand how they did it without trimming.  I didn't have time to figure out what was done, so I just trimmed it and I think it looks just fine.  Once the center thing was added you don't see anything odd or off.

After trimming up the pre-printed piece, I cut a gold foil layer 3-3/8" x 4-5/8".  I taped the gold foil layer to the pre-printed piece.  I taped that to the glittered piece, I did add a little glue because I don't think tape sticks all that well to glitter paper.  And then I taped those layers to the card base.

I die cut the flowered circle piece from the "Floral Frames" bundle. 

I stamped the words from the "Floral Frames" set using Mossy Meadow ink. I die cut them using the second largest stitched circle die.  

I die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped circle to fit behind the stitched circle and I taped the circles together.  I taped those two to the foil flowered circle.  I set that in place using Dimensionals and that was it. 

I think it's a very lovely, pretty and colorful wedding card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Floral Frames, Foliage Frames, Wedding Card

Today I created another wedding card. I had just gotten the "Floral Frames" bundle and thought I would make a wedding card with it.  I really wanted to use the glitter paper on this card but I struggled with it at first but after playing with the pieces I came up with what you see here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The card stock was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side. This card opens at the bottom.

I die cut the circle piece, a couple of flower pieces and the fern looking pieces.  Both of the flower pieces needed some work. One was a cluster of three which I ended up cutting one flower from it and the other was a set of two, which I cut one flower from.  I ended up with four flowers all together. I cut two fern images and two - three petal leaves.

The center of the large circle piece was solid so I took a 2" circle punch and punched away the center. It turns out the center is just a little larger than 2" so I had to punch pieces off around it to make the majority of it all go away.  I glued this piece in place on a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  

I stamped the words that were in the "Floral Frames" set using black Memento ink.

I added the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  I added a little glue to the fern pieces and the three petal pieces and set them in place.  

I added pearls to the center of each flower.  And for the final touch, I tied the "Polka Dot Tulle" ribbon around the card and tied a bow in the front. I added a glue dot just under the bow knot to keep it in place.  I added the panel to the card base using Dimensionals and the card was done. 

I do like how this card turned out. I think it's got the sparkle I was looking for and the elegant look of a wedding card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 05, 2018

Petal Palette, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Wedding Card

I suppose this could be either a wedding or anniversary card. I'm calling it a wedding card today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.

I die cut two "Delicate Lace" pieces from the Edgelits dies.  I glued them to the top and bottom of the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White. I did cut off 1/8" on the straight edge. I wanted to make sure I got it straight.

I wrapped some silver fine thread around the card and taped the ends on the backside.

The words are from the "Petal Palette" set and I embossed them with silver embossing powder. I cut that piece of Whisper White 1-5/8" x 2-1/2".  I set it in place using Dimensionals. 

I set the 4" x 5-1/4" piece in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It's a super quick and easy wedding card.  I thought it was very fun to make too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Abstract Impressions, Fall Thank You Card

I was looking for a fall card to make. I wanted something with the pretty oranges of fall. I REALLY wanted to use the "Abstract Impressions" set but I thought it looked mostly like a spring or summer flower card.  But with the darker colors I think it looks pretty fallish! I found one on Pinterest that I thought I could work into a fall color.  You can see that card here.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Mango Melody card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mango Melody 6" x 6" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the Brights pack.  

I set a 3-1/2" x 4" piece of velum on top of the DSP.  I took a piece of ribbon and taped the ends to the back of the Mango Melody and DSP layer.  I tied a piece of ribbon and made a knot.

I cut a piece of Mango Melody measuring 2-1/2" x 3".  The Whisper White piece is cut 2-3/8" x 2-7/8".  I stamped the thicker leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped the thinner leaves using Old Olive.  The flowers were stamped using Crushed Curry ink and the highlights on the flowers were stamped using Mango Melody.  I taped that onto the Mango Melody piece and I set the layers in place using Dimensionals. 

The words are from the "Abstract Impressions" set and I stamped them on a 3/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I set them in place with Dimensionals and that was it.

This was a fun card to make and I'm glad it turned out to be more of a warm fall card.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Toil & Trouble, Itty Bitty Greetings, Halloween Card

Today's card was very fun and quick to make.  Grab your favorite Halloween Washi tape or strips of Halloween themed paper and come play along!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens at the bottom

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and added three strips of some Halloween themed Washi tape I had in my workroom.  I'm not sure what company made it.  I just thought it was fun so I went with it!

I fussy cut a witches hat from the "Toil & Trouble" Designer Series Paper 12" x 12" pack.  I couldhave used the die that came with the set, but I didn't want to ruin the other nearby hats. And I was only cutting out one so I wasn't crabby at all!!  LOL  I die cut a scalloped circle using Basic Black card stock. I made sure the circle wasn't too big for the hat.  I set the hat in place using Dimenisonals.  I taped the circle to the left side using snail tape.  

I tied some black Baker's twine around the card and taped the ends on the backside.  

I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using black Memento ink.

I punched out a bat from the new "Spooky Bats" punch using Basic Black card stock. I set the bat in place using two small pieces of Dimensional.

I added Dimensionals to the focal panel and set it in place on top of the card base.  And that was it. I thought it was a quick, easy and cute Halloween card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Petal Palette, Lovely Floral, Wedding Card

I found a pretty wedding card on Pinterest that I changed up a bit.  You can see the original card here.  I did make a few little changes.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White.  This card opens on the bottom, the fold is at the top. It was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side.

I took a 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" piece of the silver foil card stock and taped it in place on the card front.

I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and a 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and centered it as much as I could.  Then I ran it through the "Lovely Floral" embossing folder together.  I didn't like how light the edges were on the larger piece so I lined it up on the folder and ran just that piece through again.

I stamped the words from the "Petal Palette" set using Versa Mark. I embossed them with silver embossing powder.  Then I tied a silver cord around the panel, just above the words.  This allows you and everyone else to see that you did not get the words stamped on straight!!! LOL

I taped the square embossed piece to a 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of silver foil card stock. I set that piece in place on the card front using Dimensionals.  I lined up the image as best as I could so it would look even all around.  I taped that panel to the larger foil piece and the card was done.

I thought it was a pretty quick and very elegant looking wedding card.  I suppose it could be used as an anniversary card as well.  I liked making it and I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 01, 2018

Petal Palette, Swirly Bird, Dandelion Wishes, Share What You Love, Get Well Card

I found this fun card while surfing the net. You can see the original card here.  

What caught my eye about the card was the flowers on the ring, plus the colors.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I cut a 1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Tranquil Tide card stock and taped it to the edge of a 1" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" paper pack. I set those two layers on top of the Whisper White piece but didn't tape it in place yet. I wanted to get the Crumb Cake rings piece die cut and set on the card front to know where the words should go.  The rings piece was die cut from the "Swirly Bird" set. 
I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using Tranquil Tide ink.  I then taped the side layers down and I glued the ring in place.

I fussy cut the large flower and the small green flowers.  UGH!  You know how much I HATE fussy cutting!!! LOL   I also die cut 4 stems from the "Petal Palate" set.  The original card had some other stems that were stamped from the "Love What You Do" set.  Those were fussy cut. I had enough of fussy cutting and looked through my stamp sets to see what I could find that would work and didn't require fussy cutting! Oh SO lazy!!! LOL

I set the larger flower in place using a Dimensional and I added a clear faceted gem to the center. I used the medium size one.  Then I taped the flowers in place but I didn't press them down because I wanted to clip and slip the stems in place.  Once I did that I pressed the flowers down so the tape would stick to the card front.  I did add a Dimensional to the one flower at the bottom part of the larger flower. I added small rhinestones to each of the green flowers and the card was done. 

Isn't it pretty? I love this layout and I think it would be fun to try something like that using a Christmas theme. I promise I won't do too many Christmas cards before Halloween. Though I will sneak one in now and then when the inspiration hits me! But for the most part I will try to wait until after Halloween to hit it harder with the Christmas cards.

I thank you ever SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda