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Sunday, June 24, 2018

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

I just HAD to have this pretty "Delicate Lace" edglits dies.  I have had them for a couple of weeks now and have not played with them.  There's three designs in the package. This is the largest one. I think this would be pretty on a wedding or anniversary card too.

I found a fun sample on Pinterest and I thought I would give it a try. What did I have to lose, right?  I did change it a little.  I used black Memento ink for the image and the words instead of Flirty Flamingo.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Flirty Flamingo card stock. This card opens at the bottom.  I cut a 2-1/8" x 5-1/2" piece of Vellum and taped it on the bottom edge (of the Vellum) to the top part of the card base. You don't want the tape to show so the tape is on the opposite edge. Does that make sense?  If you would tape the Vellum to the top edge of the card where the fold is you would be able to see the tape, so you tape it at the other end and leave the top loose.

Next I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock and die cut the edge. 

I stamped the flowers and the words from the "Love What You Do" set. I used black Memento ink for that.  I used the Flirty Flamingo marker to color in the flowers. I don't have the Blends yet, so I just colored with the marker. I colored over the center part and it got a little darker. It worked out fine!!  I tied a ribbon around the card and knotted it. I added a glue dot behind the knot to hold the ribbon in place.  I'm not sure if the ribbon is current but it's what I used. 

This was a very quick and simple card to make.  Like I said, this would be a very pretty wedding or anniversary card too!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Petal Palette, Wedding Card, Anniversary Card

Today I attended Terri's Stamping Extravaganza. I got to see a lot of the new products in the catalog being demonstrated or samples shown. It lets you see things upfront and close to know if you really want to buy them. 

And that brings me to why you are seeing this card.  There is a card contest and this is the card I am entering.  It was very easy to make and I will tell you how I did it so you can whip up a few for upcoming weddings and or anniversaries.

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

I textured a piece of Whisper White card stock using one of the embossing folders from the "Petal Pair" pack.  I cut a square from for my card.  I took the front piece and die cut a circle in it. It's a little off to the left.  I also took that circle and one that is a little larger and die cut a ring to go around that circle. I used the glitter paper for the ring.  I also used that glitter paper for the flowers, I cut two and the lacy bar.  The bird was stamped on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink and so were the words.  The fun tag that the words are on are from the same "Petal Palette" set.  Once I got everything die cut I colored the bird. I used Balmy Blue and a blender pen for the belly of the bird. I used Soft Suede and a blender pen for the wing and face of the bird.  And now I was ready to assemble the card.

I glued the ring to the circle opening.  I added the flowers using glue on the parts that would be touching the card stock. I had poured some white glue on a piece of plastic, (I used Aleen's Tacky Glue) and I just touched the pieces to the glue. It made it easier than trying to actually put glue on the spots I needed it to be on.  I pressed those pieces in place.  The lacy piece was actually die cut with the double sided sticky paper so it was just a peel and stick thing. After setting that in place I added the bird using the small Dimensionals.  I added the words with the original size Dimensionals.  Then I added the embossed piece to the back of the circle. I used Dimensionals to set it in place.  Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the front panel and affixed it to the card base.  It's a pretty quick and easy card to make, plus I thought it was very pretty.  I had found it on the net but I couldn't find where, so if you know who made this card, please let me know so I can give them credit and a link back to their blog.

After making this card and seeing how easy and quick it was, I do want to make a few to have on hand.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 22, 2018

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

Today's card looked SO much prettier in my head than it does on paper.  Maybe I need to try it in a different color or maybe I need to just walk away from the whole idea!!!  LOL

I used the "Varied Vases" set and the matching punch. I stamped the vase using Smoky Slate ink. I think the Gray Granite would look better but I forgot to order that color! DUH!  I tried stamping off but Smoky Slate was just too light so I went full strength.

I stamped the flowers and colored them in with the Real Red marker. I added a pearl to the center of each flower. The tiniest pearl for the turned flower and the next size for the higher flower.

I set the vase on the card front to see where I needed to stamp the ledge piece from the "Varied Vases" set. I used Post it notes on either side  because I didn't want the whole long border. I stamped that using Smoky Slate ink. I colored it in with the Balmy Blue marker.

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

I set the vase in place with Dimensionals and I added some pearls to fancy it up a bit.  It needed all the help it could get.  I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers too, but it doesn't show up on the photo.

It was a fun card to make and if I were to try to attempt this again there's a few things I would try. I think the vase might look better in vellum. I would stamp the entire stems so it shows through the vase and I would color part of the vase with Balmy Blue so it would look like water in the vase.  

So to make my card I used a folded half-sheet of Smoky Slate card stock. It was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side.  This card opens from the bottom. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue. And the focal piece is 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  It's a quick and easy card to make and I think it would be pretty with the right combo of colors!!

Thank you SO much for tolerating my kerfuffle!!!
Wanda

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Varied Vases, Thank You Card, Garden Trellis, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Here's another card using the "Varied Vases."  It's much like  yesterday's card but I used the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder instead of the "Layered Leaves" one.  I like them both.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card opens from the left.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was textured with the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder.  I taped it in place on the card base. On the one yesterday, that piece was set in place with Dimensionals.  That's what I was planning on doing but I grabbed my tape and by the time I was done it dawned on me that I wanted to set it in place with Dimensionals.  Now I could have gotten my Embossing Buddy or baby powder and rub it across the back to make the tape no longer sticky but I just left it as it is.

On top of the embossed piece is a 3-1/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic Black card stock. And on top of that is a 3" x 4" piece of the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).

I die cut a Basic Black scalloped oval and I die cut a Whisper White oval.  I stamped the flower images using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The vase was stamped using Rich Razzleberry ink. I punched it out (along with the other two vases, leaf and tulip on the punch, I will save them for a later date!).  I set the vase in place using small Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Varied Vases" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the smallest oval and I die cut the smallest scalloped oval.  And once again I didn't die cut the small black oval from the larger one to save paper because I forgot.   I taped the top part of the words and added a Dimensional to the bottom part and the card was done.  I LOVE this new SDSP and the "Varied Vases" stamp set together!!! 

This was a very fun card to make and I do like it. 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Varied Vases, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

This was a very fun card to make. I borrowed Terri's "Vase Builder" punch.  Psssst.  Take a look at Terri's blog, she has  a lot of fun things on it!!! But come back here to see how I made this card.

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

On top of the base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  On top of that is a 3-1/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic Black card stock. On top of that is a 3" x 4" piece of the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  

I stamped the flower stems on a piece of Whisper White card stock and then die cut with the 2-1/2" oval die, or somewhere close to that.  And I die cut a Basic Black scalloped oval for the layer behind the flower oval.

I stamped the vase and punched it out. I will give you a tip on that punching later in this post.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the smallest die cut in the set. I also die cut a small scalloped layer for the words. 

To assemble my card I used Dimensionals to set the 4" x 5-1/4" embossed Whisper White piece. I taped the black and the SDSP piece directly to the embossed layer.  I also taped the oval layers directly to the SDSP.  I used a couple of Dimensionals on the vase. And I used Dimensionals to add the words. I colored the vase in with Wink of Stella to give it a little bit of a sparkle.  

Now the tip you've been anxiously waiting for.  Punching out just one item with your punch can ruin your punch.  Take a piece of card stock and punch out all of the images.  Then put your stamped in the opening of the punched items.  Set a clear block on top and you can stamp all at one time and punch at one time.  I took my blender pen and removed the Pool Party ink from the flower and colored it in with a Real Red marker so I can use that tulip at another time.  And I can use those other vases at another time too.  And I know that my punch is punching level and will last for quite a while. So, there's your tip. It's great words of wisdom so you don't ruin your punch. I did have a punch ruined because I was punching just one item from it.  Punches are not cheap, so take care of them!!  (Yes mom!!!  LOL)

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Beautiful Bouquet, Love What You Do, Birthday Card, Fold Technique

Today I found a very fun fold card technique.  You can see the original card and the instructions for it here, just in case I miss something while I try to explain it to you.

You begin with a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of card stock for the base.  One video I saw said to cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock for the back of the card where you can write on. I don't like that idea, there is plenty of room to write on the inside.

On top of the card base I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock. Oh, the base of my card is Soft Sea Foam.
And on top of that is a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Soft Sea Foam.  You can wait to add that piece if you want. I waited until I was done with the Whisper White folded piece. It was just easier for me to line it up.  But either way works.

Next I cut the Whisper White piece 4-1/4" x 11".  You will be able to make two cards from one sheet of Whisper White card stock. Once it's cut you will need to score it on the long side at 1-1/2", 3", 5-1/2" and 8". Then you will fold them beginning with the 1-1/2" score, mountain then valley, then mountain and the last fold is valley.

Now you will want to stamp your images or words before adding the decorative papers.

The decorative papers are from the "Subtles" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. There's 40 sheets of fun in those packs.  I used three different designs of the DSP.  The large dotted DSP on the front was cut 4" x 1-1/4".  The stripped DSP was cut 4" x 2-1/4" and the larger piece with tiny dots all over is measured 4" x 2-3/4". 

The words on the front of my card are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. The words "forever young" on the inside are from the same set.  The flowers on the inside panel are from the "Love What You Do'' set. And the flowers on the front were stamped and die cut from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set.

I colored the flowers using the Merry Merlot marker. I stamped the flowers on the front using the Merry Merlot ink pad.  I die cut them and set them on the front using tiny Dimensionals. I added a pearl to the center of each flower.  

The Happy Birthday" from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set was stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut it with the 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" square die. And the layer was cut with the scalloped square die and Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Once this Whisper White piece is all folded, stamped and decorated then it was taped to the Soft Sea Foam piece of card stock.  The words on the front were added last.

I hope I explained this well enough for you. You can always refer to the video for more help.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sweet Baby, Cable Knit Texture, Baby Girl Card

I am in need of a baby girl card so I thought I would play with the new "Sweet Baby" set.  I wasn't sure where I was going to go with it. I surfed the net to see what I could find to copy or for inspiration but there isn't much out there yet.  So I had to make up something myself.  UGH!!! And this is what I came up with.  It was actually pretty simple.

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 Powder Pink card stock.  I didn't cut it to size until after I had textured it.  There could be some shrinkage with these types of folders. I did mist the paper before I embossed it so it wouldn't crush or rip the card stock.

I stamped the baby, words and bottle on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I die cut the bottle with the bottle die that is in the bundle when you buy the set and dies together.  The baby and words were cut with oval dies.  I also cut 2 scalloped dies using Daffodil Delight card stock for the layers.  I colored the baby with markers and a blender pen.  I taped the layers together and I set the ovals in place using Dimensionals.  I glued the bottle in place.  The inside reads"Cute and cuddly, soft and sweet ~ someone to make your life complete."  Those words came with the "Sweet Baby" set.  And the card is ready to go!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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

I found this fun card on Pinerest.  What caught my eye was that fun colorful dotted background paper.  Oh and I actually have it!!!  It's from the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  The ohter side of this paper is pretty too, it's got some pretty peachy looking flowers and some shimmer!! The shimmer is why it's called SDSP.

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 Basic Black card stock.  And on top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the SDSP.

Next I stamped the vase from the "Varied Vases" set on a piece of scrap card stock using Mint Macaron ink.

On a separate piece of Whisper White card stock I stamped the flower stems using Mint Macaron.  Then I stamped the flowers using Daffodil Delight and then I stamped the leaves. I also used the fun solid images to fill in the flowers and the leaves.  The flowers I didn't stamp off but the leaves I did.  Looking back I think I would have used Crushed Curry for the outline of the flowers and still use the Daffodil Delight for the colored part. I colored the flowers with Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.

I die cut the flower piece with the Stitched Oval dies. I die cut a large oval scallop using Basic Black  card stock. And no, I didn't cut it from the layer behind the SDSP, it slipped my mind.  Oh well!!  I taped the ovals together. I added some pearls the the flowers and then I set the vase in place using a few Dimensional pieces.  I added some pearls to the vase. I thought it could use a little something.  

I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.  I stamped the words using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. I punched them out with the Classic Labels punch. I set them in place with Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Don't you just LOVE that dotted background?  It's so colorful and festive looking.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Healing Hugs, Special Celebration, Congratulations Card

Here's a quick and fun card to play with!  I think the "Healing Hugs" set is a lot like the "Heartfelt Blooms" Sale-a-Bration set that was available earlier this year. You just ink it up and the image is designed to give you all of that beautiful depth!  

So, for the base of my card I used a folded half-sheet of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  This card opens at the bottom.  On top of that I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Rich Razzleberry and used the new "Tuffted" embossing folder.  I did mist my card stock before I embossed it. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out and I wanted to make sure it didn't ruin my card stock.  I set it aside to dry.

I stamped the flower from the "Healing Hugs" on Whisper White card stock. I die cut it with a stitched circle.  Then I die cut a scalloped circle using Daffodil Delight card stock.  I stamped the leaves using Old Olive ink and fussy cut them out.  It wasn't bad, they are together so you just cut around the outer edge, it was pretty quick and simple. 

The words are from the "Special Celebrations" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.  The piece I stamped them on 2-3/4" x 3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.

To assemble my card I added Dimensionals to the embossed piece and set them in place on the card base.  I taped the circle layers together and added that to the card front using Dimensionals.  The words were also added with Dimensionals.  I slipped the leaves in between the two circles and that was it.

I thought it was a pretty quick card to make.  I just had to play with that "Tuffted" folder. It reminds me of a satin pillow (but not in Rich Razzleberry!!! LOL).

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 15, 2018

Love What You Do, Itty Bitty Greetings, Birthday Card

Today's card was a super quick and easy card to do.  Now I am saying easy because I used the Blends Markers for coloring the flowers. All you do is color first with the lighter color and then add some color from the darker one. Here I added it to the bottom part of the flower. And that is it!!! You can also do this with a blender pen but the paper only allows you to color over the same area a few times and then it starts to pill.  You know, those little bits of paper that start to roll in little balls on your work, or I should say, overworked work!  Alcohol markers do not do that. They bleed through so be careful what is behind the piece you are coloring.

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.

I cut a 5" x 2-1/4" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock and on top of that I taped a piece of the new "Share What You  Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP). I taped those layers in place on the 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock. Then I cut a 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock and the Whisper White layer on top of that was cut 3-1/4" x 2". I stamped the image and colored the flowers using the Rich Razzleberry Blends markers. I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the new "Itty Bitty Greetings" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.  That is the same ink I used on the flowers.  And that was it. The SDSP pretty much carries the background of the card and the flowers on the focal piece were just enough to make the card elegant looking.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Love What You Do, Thank You Card

Playing again with the new stuff!!!  I will try not to play with one set too long, even though it's a lot of fun. I have to remember that I can always come back to the set in the near future!

The "Love What You Do" set is very fun to play with. I found a card on Pinterest that used the shaded background image and I thought it was a very fun look. So, why not give it a try and see if it's as easy as it looks.  It is!

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

I stamped the background image using Powder Pink ink.  I stamped the flowers and the words using Fresh Fig ink. I don't think I've ever used that ink since I bought it.  I don't use the in colors much. In fact, this time I didn't buy and of the in colors.  It's such a big expense and with the newly changed color lineup, it just wasn't in the budget.  Anyway, after I stamped the flowers and words, I used the fun small shadow type stamp in the set.  It's the smallest one. I stamped it using Petal Pink ink. I didn't think it looked dark enough so I stamped it again so it was nice and dark.  I had tried to stamp off on the large background image but it was WAY too light.  But I managed to get the flower petals to have some color and I think it's a very pretty card.

This was a super easy and quick card to make. I am having fun with this new set.  There's lots more stuff in it to play with!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Love What You Do, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Card, 2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

New stuff!!!!  YAY. My order came yesterday and I'm now playing with some new stuff.  

This card was made using the "Love What You Do" and the "Itty Bitty Greetings" stamp set.  I used the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP). The specialty in this paper is the shimmer on the flowers. It doesn't show up on the photo, but in real life it's very pretty.

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 Rich Razzleberry that was textured using the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder.

I taped a 1-3/4" x 5-1/4" strip of the SDSP on the left side.

I stamped the flower image from the "Love What You Do" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. I die cut it with an oval die. I die cut a Tranquil Tide scalloped oval to layer it. I set those layers in place with Dimensionals. I colored the flower in using the Rich Razzleberry Blends markers.  I LOVE those markers.  They make coloring SO easy and so pretty!!

I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using Whisper White card stock and black Memento ink. I punched them out with the "Classic Label" punch. I also punched out two of Tranquil tied and layered them behind the words. I set the words in place with a Dimensional on the right side and snail tape on the left.  And that was it.  A pretty quick and simple card to make.

This was a very fun card to make and a good start to playing with my new stuff!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dragonfly Dreams, You're Inspiring, Detailed Dragonflies, Birthday Card

Today's card was a fun and easy one to make. I found a card on Pinterest and I changed it up a little.

I'm not sure of the colors in the original card, but I am thinking the card base there was Tip Top Taupe. I used a folded half-sheet of Soft Suede. I cut my card stock in half on the 8-1/2" side. This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.

On top of the card base is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Bermuda Bay.  The focal piece is Whisper White and was cut 3-3/4" x 5".

The "Dragonfly Dreams" bundle was used here. When I say bundle it means the stamp set and dies that match. The dies are actually called "Detailed Dragonflies" I die cut the dragonfly grouping using Bermuda Bay card stock. I colored it with Wink of Stella and set it aside.

On the Whisper White piece I stamped the bubbles from the "You're Inspiring" set. I used Crumb Cake ink and Bermuda Bay ink. The original card used the dotted images from the "Dragonfly Dreams" set. I thought the dragonflies got lost in it. I actually stamped it with the solid dots and found I liked these lighter bubble looking dots so much better.  It gave the card a little softer look. 

The words are also from the "You're Inspiring" set. That was why I took the set out and that is where I discovered the bubbles!!!  Meant to be, right?  I stamped the words using Crumb Cake ink, though I think Soft Suede would have been better and that was what I thought I was stamping it with but no, I didn't read!!  It's okay, I just think it would look better with darker words. So I have made all the mistakes for you and now your card can be wonderful!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, June 11, 2018

Dragonfly Dreams, Timeless Textures, You're Inspiring, Birthday Card

I'm still biding my time waiting for my new stuff to arrive!!!  I found this fun card on Pinterest and I had everything to make it.  I didn't use the same colors but it's close enough for me!!!

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Early Espresso card stock.  It's cut in half on the 8-1/2" side, so this card opens at the bottom.

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crushed Curry.

The next layer is a 4-3/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock and the focal piece is Whisper White cut 4-1/2" x 3". 

I die cut a dragonfly from the "Dragonfly Dreams" bundle. I die cut it in Early Espresso and colored over it using the Wink of Stella pen.

Now for the fun part.  I took my sponge dauber and sponged on some Crushed Curry ink. I did twist the dauber to scrub the color onto the card stock. Then I came in with some Pumpkin Pie ink and did the same thing, plus I lightly added some around the open areas.  Next I took the ferny looking image from the "Timeless Textures" set and stamped off once using Bermuda Bay ink.  And for the final bit of color, I used the dotted image from the "Timeless Textures" and Early Espresso ink stamped off twice. I just dotted it on.

The words are from the "You're Inspiring" set and I stamped them using Early Espresso ink.  And that was it!

I taped the Crushed Curry to the card base.  I taped the Whisper White piece to the Early Espresso piece and I set that on the card using Dimensionals.  I added two pieces of Dimensionals to the upper part of the dragon fly and set it in place on the card.  

I thought this was a fun card to make.  And pretty too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda