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Friday, August 17, 2018

Varied Vases, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Here's another set I have a lot of fun playing with.  I was working on a stamping project and I had to stop because I was just not having fun with it at all.  If you're not enjoying what you are creating, move on.  This card was fun from the beginning to the very end!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that was textured using the "Pinewood Planks" embossing folder.  I had a problem getting the piece to stay straight in my folder. I ended up using a post it note to hold it while I ran it through my Big Shot.  I ran the same piece of paper though and it looks just fine. If anything it gave it even more texture.

I stamped the vase from the "Varied Vases" set using Smoky Slate ink. I punched it out with the matching punch.  Ya gotta love it when you don't have to fussy cut!!!.  Sometimes I still cut the vases, I don't like a lot of white showing on the edges or I don't get them centered in the punch. 

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the outline of the flowers. Then I stamped the petals. I did use the Stamperatus to make sure the flowers were lined up exactly.  I LOVE it when I don't have to try to get the image on straight by eyeing it!  After I stamped it, I set the vase in place to see what oval die I would need. I ended up using the stitched oval die. I used Real Red card stock and die cut an oval layer. I taped those two layers together. I added Dimensionals to the back of it and set it on top of the card front but I didn't remove the backing. I want to make sure I know where to place the words.

The words are also from the same set. I stamped them using Real Red ink.  I trimmed the piece the words were on to 1/2" x 2".  I cut the layer under the words 1/2" x 3".  I snipped the ends.  Then I added Dimensionals to the word piece and centered it on the 3" strip.  I set the oval in place and then taped the words to the front of the card.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the embossed Whisper White piece and I set that in place on top of the card base. And there you have it.  It's super easy and quick too! Plus pretty!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Animal Expedition, Share What You Love, Sweet Baby, Baby Card

I had bought the "Animal Expedition" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and not the set with the matching dies. It was just not in my budget. Plus I didn't want to fall into that again. Last year I bought the birthday one, the set with the dies plus the matching DSP.  It was only in the catalog for one year.  Not a good economical choice. So this time I decided to only buy the paper and fussy cut the creatures out. And so far I have no regrets.

My card was easy and fun. I always do my fussing cutting first because I HATE to do it!!! LOL  After cutting I added a die cut circle of the "Share What You Love" DSP. I LOVED that color plus it fit well with the kangaroo.  I add a Whisper White stitched circle behind the DSP.  I had some fun ribbon that actually matched the green in the DSP so I wrapped it around my spread out fingers three times and I taped the ends to the center of the back of the two taped layers.  Then I added Dimensionals and affixed it to a Basic Black scalloped circle.  I added Dimensionals to the back of that and I set it aside. 

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 card stock that I textured with the large Dots embossing folder. I wrapped some of that fun ribbon around that card and taped the ends on the backside. Then I added that piece to the card base using Dimensionals. 

I set the kangaroo circle in place.  The words are from the "Sweet Baby" set and I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut them with the oval die and I die cut a black scalloped oval. I taped those two pieces together and I added them to the card using Dimensionals. And that was it.  I think it's a very fun baby card!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Up 2018-2019 Catalog

Every time I see the "Dandelion Wishes" set I just think of it being on a sympathy card.  So while looking on Pinterest, I found a card and it was not a sympathy card!

This is a very simple card to make.  The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather.

I stamped the dandelion on a 3-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Whisper White. I set the piece on top of the card base and I marked a like with a pencil so I knew where to stamp the wispy seeds off to the right side.  I had stamped the dandelion and seeds using black Memento ink. The Gorgeous Grape border behind the Whisper White piece was cut 4" x 3". I was not smart when I die cut the scalloped oval, I should have cut it from this 4" x 3" piece (directly in the center) and I wouldn't have had to cut into a 1/4" sheet of the Gorgeous Grape card stock. UGH!!!  

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. They were stamped on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut the oval and then I die cut the scalloped oval. 

Before taping the dandelion piece in place, I wrapped some white baker's twine around the piece and tied a bow. I taped the piece in place on top of the card.  I taped the oval layers together and added Dimensionals to it and set it in place on the card. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done!

It's a very simple and quick card to make. I'm really liking these new purples!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Petal Palette, Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found a card on Pinterest and I really liked the layout. I didn't have the images used in the original card but that didn't matter, I really was more interested in the layout. So what I did was I took the second largest stitched circle die and went over to my stamp sets and looked to see what would fit in the center and this is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card opens on the right side.

I used a 1" strip of the Melon Mambo from the "Brights"Designer Series Paper 6" x 6" pack.  I cut it to 5-1/2" long. I taped it in place about 1/2" from the left edge.

I stamped the flowers from the "Petal Palate" set and I colored them in using the Melon Mambo marker and a blender pen. I colored the leaves using the Pear Pizzazz marker.  I die cut them out with the stitched circle die. 

The words are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the same size stitched die.  I taped the words in the center and about 5/8" from the right edge of the card front.  I added Dimensionals to the back of the flower stamped circles and set them in place.  I made sure they covered the word circle a little bit.

I added some fun sequins using tiny glue dots. You can also just use regular glue and a toothpick to add the glue so you don't make a huge mess!  And that was it.  I think it's a very pretty and cheery card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, August 13, 2018

Petal Palette, Love What You Do, Thank You Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog


I still have to admit that the "Petal Palette" bundle. I LOVE these roses, plus I don't have to fussy cut them!!

This is a very quick and simple card to make.  Really, trust me!


The base of the 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 and on top of that there is another piece of Whisper White cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".   

Next I took a scrap piece of Whisper White and stamped the "thank you" from the "Love What You Do" set using black Memento ink.  I punched it out using the "Everyday Labels" punch.  I cut another piece of Whisper White 2-5/8" x 1-5/8".  I set the punched piece on top of the small piece using Dimensionals.  I then set this on top of the card front. I didn't tape it in place. I needed to know where to stamp the solid tiny leaf branch from the Love What You Do" set. It's actually the solid part that you would stamp in color to fill in the outlined stamped image (we are not using that image).  I stamped that image twice using Pear Pizzazz ink. You can't see the second image.  But that's okay, if you move the image differently than I do, it may show up.

Next I stamped the flower image from the "Petal Palette" set and I also die cut the leafy branch image at the same time. The flowers were stamped on Whisper White card stock and the leafy branch image was die cut using Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I did trim off a few of the larger branch pieces so I could place them under the flower image when I was done. 

Now you can tape the words in place. I used a few small Dimensionals on the flower piece, but only on that upper left flower.  It stuck enough to hold the piece in place. You can also add a little snail to the inner flowers where they touch the "thank you" piece.  I didn't. I found the Dimensionals were enough to hold the image in place.  I added some tape to the leafy branch pieces and set them in place behind the flowers.  

Tape the two top large layers together and set them on the card base using Dimensionals and that is it. It's pretty simple to make and very elegant. I love the look of the "thank you" off to the right while the left holds all the color.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Better Together, Share What You Love, Love What You Do, Birthday Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest. And as usual I did make a few minor changes.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron. The fold is on the left and this card opens on the right. 

I cut a piece of the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) 4" x 5-1/4".  I cut a 3/4" x 5-1/2" strip of Mint Macaron card stock. I cut a 2-11/16" circle of Mint Macaron and a Basic Black scalloped circle to compliment it. I stamped 3 leaves from the "Love What You Do" set. I fussy cut a three flower cluster with leaves and a single flower.  I cut a 4" x 1-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock and punched the one end. I stamped the words from the "Better Together" set using black Memento ink.  And you will need a 1-3/4" x 4-1/2" piece of vellum, some tiny pearls and a few Dimensionals!!!  Grab your baker's twine and we're off to assemble!!

Tape the SDSP to the card base.  Add the strip to the left. Add the vellum piece.  Tape the circle layers together and set them in place on the card front using Dimensionals.  Add the word piece using Dimensionals.  Next I tied on the baker's twine and tied a bow.  I glued on the fussy cut flowers on the left side and on the right I set the little single flower using a dimensional.  I added tiny pearls to all the little flowers and that was it.  Other than the fussy cutting it was super quick. Though it didn't take that long to cut out, it's just I'm not a big fan of fussy cutting!!

I love the colors of this card and that SDSP is SO pretty. And this one you can actually see the "S". It's for specialty but I like to refer to it as shimmer.   The shimmer is on the larger flowers and in real life it's very pretty.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Touches of Texture, Healing Hugs, Get Well Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  I have used the "Touches of Texture" set many times and in all of the times I've used it have never used the little messed up alphabet image.  If you look next the flower in the upper right corner you an see some letters there.  It's like someone took the alphabet macaroni and pushed it into a pile.  A big old fun mess!!

This is a very easy card to make.  I tried to go to the site where the card came from but it turned out to be a dead end, so I had no info to go on.  I had to wing it!

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock. I cut the card stock at the 4-1/4" mark on the short side.  The fold is at the top and this card opens from the bottom.

I used Merry Merlot for the outline image of the flowers. I stamped directly from the pad to the paper.  Then I used Berry Burst for the flowers. I did stamp off once before stamping on the outline image. For the center of the flower I used this tiny flower stamp in the set (another image I had not used) and I inked it up with Merry Merlot and stamped the center of each of the flowers.

Next I took the large dotted image, inked it up with Crumb Cake and stamped off once. I stamped between the three flowers on the top right side and across the bottom edge, three times.

I took the messed up alphabet image and used Crumb Cake ink. I stamped off once and then stamped  under the bee on the left (around the 5 o'clock area). On the next flower it's stamped around the 7 o'clock area. There's one between the two flowers that are touching each other and the last one is next to the flower at the 10 o'clock area.  

Then I stamped the small flower using Crumb Cake ink, stamping off once. There's three flowers on the card. The original card showed rhinestones in the center of each flower.  Of course I forgot to put them in. I will add them when I'm done posting this.  I seem to always forget something!!!

The final Crumb Cake image is the bee.  There's two on the card and I stamped directly from the ink pad to the paper.  

The words are from the "Healing Hugs" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  And that was it. I think it's a very pretty get well card and a very easy one to make.  Plus you get to use a lot of images in the set!!  Some you may have never used before!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 10, 2018

Touches of Texture, You're Inspiring, Birthday Card

This was a fun card to make and a little bit challenging.  I found it on Pinterest.  

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock and taped it to the card base.  

Next I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock. I scored this piece to form that rectangle around the focal piece.  I set my card stock on my scoring board with the shorter side on the top. I lightly marked it with a pencil at 1/2" down and 1-1/2" over to the right. I scored from there down to the 4-5/8" mark. You may want to lightly mark that too. You won't need to erase the marks, it will be the backside of the card.  Mark the right score line at 3-3/8" and score down to the 4-5/8" mark.  Turn your card stock and score the small ends of the rectangles. You should be able to see the marks. It's roughly 1/2" in from the end of the card stock.  Turn it over and stamp the words. Mine are from the "You're Inspiring" set. I wanted to make this into a birthday card.

I taped the white scored layer to the Basic Black piece.  

Cut the focal piece for the flower from Whisper White card stock at 1-1/2" x 3-3/4".  I stamped the detailed image of the flower using black Memento ink. Next I stamped the center part of the flower. I used my Melon Mambo marker to color the petals and Daffodil Delight for the center.  I huffed on it and then stamped it over the outline image. And then I stamped the stem using black Memento ink. I colored in the leaves with the Pear Pizzazz marker.  I taped this piece to a Basic Black layer that was cut 1-5/8" x 3-7/8".  I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place inside the scored rectangle. And that was it.  I had made a second one, just the scored piece because I had put my tape on the wrong side. UGH  But I followed my directions and it was easier than the first time where I was guessing and trying to measure at the same time.  I like this scored rectangle and I think I will be using it on a card sometime in the near future.  Now that I have the measurements!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Petal Palette, Better Together, Birthday Card

I have not played with the "Petal Palette" set in a while. Probably a little while it doesn't matter, I still like this set VERY much! I saw a card on Pinterest that used this set, I didn't save where I found it. But I liked how the oval was done and the leaves behind the flowers.  Other than that the card is totally different.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I added a 4" x 2-1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I taped it to the bottom of the layer.

Next I stamped the flower image and die cut the largest stitched oval along with the flower.  I colored the flower in using Blends pens.  I stamped the leaves from the "Petal Palette" set using Pear Pizzazz ink. 

I tied some Baker's twine around the Pear Pizzazz DSP and tied a bow.  Then I set the oval piece where I was thinking it should go (I didn't tape it down yet).  I lined it up so I knew where to stamp the words.  The words are from the "Better Together" set.  I thought the font flowed well with the flowers.  Once I was done with the words I set the oval in place with Dimensionals.

Then I set the flowers in place with Dimensionals.  And then I set the whole panel in place with Dimensionals. Oh, when you are setting the flowers in place, be sure not to add Dimensionals to the bottom leaves. They will end up sticking to the DSP and give the look of being bent.  You could make them double thickness and then they would lay flat. I just left them off. 

I thought this was a fun and easy card to make.  And I think it's VERY pretty too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Better Together, Sympathy Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I still had the "Dandelion Wishes" set sitting out and I ran across this fun card on Pinterest. I said it's fun because I got to sponge on colors. I LOVE sponging.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 2-3/8" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic Black.  The focal piece is cut 2-1/8" x 5-1/2".

I sponged on Daffodil Delight ink and covered the entire piece. Then I added a 3/4" circle using repositionable tape. I sponged over the upper half using Crushed Curry ink. I then sponged the bottom half using Pumpkin Pie ink.  I covered the whole thing with Daffodil Delight ink first because I didn't want the next two colors to saturate the card stock as much. If I had not added the Daffodil Delight ink first, the Pumpkin Pie would have been SO much darker.  I wanted to keep it light.

The words are from the "Better Together" set. The original card was a thinking of you card. I don't know what set was used for those words, I did like the font but I didn't have it, so I thought I would use the "With Sympathy" words from the "Better Together" set. I think it looks nice. I think this image makes a great sympathy card.  It's a very easy card to make. I taped the two layers together and taped them to the card front.  And that was it!!!  Easy peasy!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Thinking of You Card, July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

This morning I thought I would play with my July 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit (finally!!!).  It has small gift cards, which I don't have any use for and it also has some paper baskets to make, which I also have no use for.  SO that means it was time to get creative.  And this is what I came up with.

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 the blue checkered tissue paper that is meant for the inside of the baskets.  You use one or two full sheets for the basket so that means you can make two backgrounds.  Which really means you can make twice as many cards!! Oh boy!!!  LOL Sometimes I find that in using pieces of the kits to make alternative cards, I end up with more parts that I thought and more cards than I had anticipated!!  Sometimes it's a good thing and other times I'm just trying to get through the kit.  This card was fun and I plan to make more like this to use up the pieces in my kit.

Okay, back to the card. I taped the blue checkered tissue on with snail.  Then I took one of the baskets and cut two sides 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" square.  About 1/16" from the top of the tissue paper, I found center and taped the square in place with the tip on the top.  I taped the second one to the tip to the first square (you can't see this, it's under the focal piece.  These basket pieces are textured and gives those squares a nice and fun look.

I followed the instructions to make the stamped dashes on the square note card piece.  Though I did cut that note card in half.  I taped the white checkered tissue paper to the center of that square.  Then I took the apple die cut and taped it to the center of that tissue square. I did color the stem before I set the apple in place. I used the Blends marker to do that.  I just thought it would look better brown than it would red.  I took one of the white rectangles and stamped the lines on it.  I cut that in half on the short end so I had two long pieces.  Next I stamped the words using the rounded edge die piece and taped those two lined pieces to the back.  

I tied a piece of the white Baker's twine around the focal piece and then added the apple using Dimensionals. 

It's a quick card to make and it was fun to come up with something that I could use more easily than the tiny cards and baskets.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 06, 2018

Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, Share What You Love, Love What You Do, Get Well Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

There's some fun elements going on here. I LOVE the new flower embossing folder. It's called "Lovely Floral".  I embossed it on a 3" x 4-7/8" piece of Rich Razzleberry.

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 and scored at 5-1/2". This card opens at the bottom.

The "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) was cut 4-7/8" x 1-3/8".  I ran some snail tape along the left edge of the SDSP piece. I set the Rich Razzleberry piece on my work table grid paper and lined it up so I could add the SDSP so the piece measures 3-5/8" x 4-7/8".  I taped that to a piece of Old Olive that was cut 4" x 5-1/4".

I stamped the flowers from the "Love What You Do" stamp set using black Memento ink. I colored them in using the Rich Razzleberry Blends markers.  I die cut it with the oval dies and then I die cut an Old Olive scalloped oval for the layer and I taped those layers together.

The words are from the "Dandelion Wishes". I stamped them using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the round dies and I also die cut a scalloped circle. I taped those layers together. I taped the oval layer in place and I added the circle layer using Dimensionals.  This was a very fun and easy card to make. Plus it's pretty too!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda






Sunday, August 05, 2018

Petal Palette, Itty Bitty Greetings, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

When Rich Razzleberry came out I just LOVED that color and then this year they came out with Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon.  I LOVE that even more. You can't go wrong with velvet ribbon!!! I just LOVE the feel of it.

I found this card (sort of) on Pinterest. I say sort of because I changed a few things.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" wide by 3-1/2" long piece of the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  It's specialty because of the shimmer on the images.  Though the top piece has the shimmer on the other side.  But the bottom piece has the shimmer on the flowers and leaves.  I cut that piece 3-3/4" wide by 2" long.  I taped the two pieces together so the piece equaled 3-3/4" wide by 5" long.  I used the Rich Razzleberry ribbon to hide the seam.

I took a half of one of the new shimmery doilies and taped it to the edge of the ribbon.  

I stamped the flower from the "Petal Palette" using black Memento ink.  I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty"Greetings" set. I should have played with the image and words a bit more because there is room to add the words without them touching the stem of the flowers.  

I colored the flowers using Rich Razzleberry Blends markers and the leaves using Old Olive Blends.  I die cut the circle using the "Stitched Circles" die.  I set the circle in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it. It's a very quick and easy card to make.  The original card used the "Share What You Love" set, which I have but I liked this flower better and I thought it went with the SDSP better.  Either way the card will be pretty!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 03, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

The new "Dandelion Wishes" set is so much fun to play with. You can add as much or as little color you want. Today I made a monochromatic card. It was super easy, quick and fun!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Pacific Point card stock. I cut the textured layer 4" x 5-1/4".  I used the "Seaside" embossing folder for that piece.  I taped that piece to the card base.

I cut a 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the dandelion images. These are all on one stamp. That makes it quick and easy.  I used Pacific Point ink for my stamping. And the Pacific Point layer was cut 3-1/8" x 3-1/8". Before I taped those two layers together I die cut the scalloped circle from the center. No one will ever know there's a hole in that layer.

I stamped the words, which were in the same set and I die cut them with the circle die.  I taped the scalloped to the circle. I set that in place using Dimensionals.  And for the final touch I added the "Clear Faceted Gems" to the center of each dandelion. The upper two have the largest gem and the lower one has the middle size gem.  And that was it. All done and so quick.  I like the Pacific Point but I am not thinking it would be even cheerier sing Highland Heather or Gorgeous Grape.  Maybe another day!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda