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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Floral Frames, Botanical Butterfly, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

Today's card was fun to make. I had found it while surfing the net and just had to make it.  There's some minor changes but for the most part it's the same (but mine is in English!!! LOL). You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that you are going to find lots of pieces from the "Floral Frames dies.  There's the center circular piece. I did have to die cut a circle from the center so it was open.  I'm saving that circle for another project (someday, maybe! - add it to the pile of someday's and maybe's!) 

I started out using a sponge dauber and added the Highland Heather circles. There's four of them on the card.

Next I added that circle piece using Dimensionals.  I had die cut 5 other leaves from the die set using Whisper White card stock.  I glued the ends of them under the circle.  

Then I took my black marker and made the dots on the card. 

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White I had and stamped the words on it.  My piece measures just a hair over 1/2" x 2-1/4".  I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I set this piece in place last.

I punched out the butterfly from the "Botanical Butterfly" Designer Series Paper 12" x 12" pack.  It was a free Sale-a-Bration item.  I LOVED the butterflies in this pack and when I found out there was a punch to go with it, well... I was sold on it!  The punch is called "Butterfly Duet". 

I took some gold thread and wrapped it around my fingers about 4 times and used a small glue dot to hold the ends and strands together. I formed a figure eight with it and used another small glue dot to hold them all in place.  I set the thread on the circle and the glue dot made it stick in place.  

Then I added a Dimensional to the center of the butterfly and set it in place on the circle.  I took the word piece and added a Dimensional to the left side. I added a little snail tape to the top left side and I added a dot of glue on the circle where the words would be.  I set the word piece in place and pressed down lightly on those three areas.

I had some enamel dots (they are expired) and I set them in place on the car and the card was finished.

This was a fun card to make.  I love the look of it.  I think it would also make a great wedding or anniversary card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Butterfly gala, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I found today's card on Pinterest.  I thought it was such a fun looking card. I LOVED the look of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP).

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 card stock.  

I cut the DSP 2-1/2" x 4".  Before I cut the DSP, I took my clear ruler and I drew the lines in using a black marker. I thought that was the worst part of the card. It took a while to do and I still didn't get it centered on some of the squares.  Though it does look okay as it is. I just thought it was a lot of work.  I taped the DSP in place and then I tied the black Baker's Twine around it twice and made a bow.

I die cut a 2-1/8" circle using Whisper White card stock and then I die cut a larger scalloped circle using Basic Black card stock.  Both were from scraps, which is nice to do. I end up with TONS of scrap card stock.  I taped those two layers together. 

I stamped the butterfly, again on a piece of scrap Balmy Blue card stock using black Memento ink.  I punched the butterflies out using the "Butterfly Duet" punch.  I colored the butterflies with the Wink of Stella.

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  The Whisper White card stock measures a little over a half inch wide. It was a scrap piece.  And it was 2-3/4" long before I punched the end using the "Triple Banner" punch. 

Now to assemble the card. I took the 4" x 5-1/4" piece with the DSP on it and added it to the card base using Dimensionals.  I taped the two circles together and set them in place using Dimensionals. 
Next I added a glue dot to the back of the tiny butterfly and attached it to the larger butterfly.  I set the butterflies in place using a Dimensional.  I added three little rhinestones to the spine of the butterfly.  I taped the words in place, only adding tape to half of the strip.  And that was it.

I do like how it turned out but I would really have to stop and think about doing those stripes again. I would REALLY have to love the card before I attempt that again!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, February 15, 2019

By the Bay, Perennial Birthday, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration, Birthday Card

I found another card on Pinterest that used the "By the Bay" 2019 Sale-a-Bration set.  I find this set difficult to work with because I feel that I need to color it in. But here the color is in the sky and I liked it.  It was easy enough to do too!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White.

I had stamped the image on copier paper and cut it out to use as a mask.  Now to make a more effective mask, cut inside the lines because when you sponge, the ink rarely gets close enough.  I also die cut the circle using a piece of card stock cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".

I set the card stock with the circle cut out of it on top of my card stock so I could see where to stamp the image.  Don't stamp the image with the card stock on top.  You won't get a nice image on the left side. I set my stamp up in my Stamparatus to make sure I got enough ink and got the image in the exact spot I wanted it to be in.

After stamping the image, I taped the mask over it using removable tape.  I sponged in the colors.  At the bottom right and at the very top I sponged in some Balmy Blue ink.  Then at the top, below the Balmy Blue ink I sponged in some Flirty Flamingo, below that I sponged in some Pumpkin Pie and the last color I sponged in was Daffodil Delight. 

I stamped the words from the "Perennial Birthday" set using black Memento ink.  I taped the stamped piece to the card base and the card was done.

I like stamping with this image using this method, it sure made it a lot easier and quicker!

I think this makes a great masculine birthday card!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hey Love, All My Love, Anniversary Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

For today's card I used one of my most favorite layouts. I LOVE this layout because you can take the smallest image and make it the focal point of your card.  This cute little bird is from the "Hey Love" set that my friend Katie brought with her yesterday and shared it!  Thank you Katie!

The base of the 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.

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Lovely Lipstick card stock.  I had to work to make colors work on this card because I only had one sheet of Lovely Lipstick card stock that came in a pack of paper as a gift.  

On top of the Lovely Lipstick piece is a piece of Whisper White cut 3-1/2" x 4-1/2"  I taped those layers together and set them aside.

I cut a piece of Melon Mambo 4-1/4" x 3".  I also cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "All My Love" 12" x 12" pack at 4-1/8" x 2-7/8".  I added a small piece of tape to the area where the circle will be punched from.  You just want a little piece of tape there, just enough to hold the two pieces together while you punch.  You will be punching the DSP and card stock at the same time.  I used the 1-1/4" circle punch to do that.  I just dropped the piece into the punch until it stopped. I lined up the sides and I punched it.  I took the DSP and put a piece of scrap copier paper behind it and took the 1-3/8" circle punch, lined up the circle and punched out the ring.  Now the DSP circle will form a border for the 1/4" circle on the card stock.  Now you can tape the two pieces together.

I stamped the bird, colored it and added it to the back of the DSP layer using Dimensionals.  Then I tied the ribbon around the piece.  I added more Dimensionals to the back and attached it to the card front.  

The words are from the retired "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  I punched them out with the "Classic Label" punch. I set them in place using small Dimensionals.  And that was it.

I liked the idea that I could use a Valentine's Day themed card and make it work for another occasion.  It's all about versatility!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hey Love, Valentine's Cay Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

I don't often make Valentine's Day card and I didn't think I was going to make any this year because I didn't purchase any of the new sets. But today I had a couple of friends over to stamp and one of them brought their new Valentine's Day set, "Hey Love".  I stamped a few images from it and this one I finished today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Lovely Lipstick card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "All My Love" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

I stamped the cute gorilla on a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I colored it in using Blends markers.  I used Light Crumb Cake, Light Cherry Cobbler and Dark Petal Pink.  I layered the piece using a 2-3/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Melon Mambo card stock.  

I stamped the words from the "Hey Love" set using black Memento ink.  I punched them out using the 1-1/4" circle punch.  I punched out a 1-3/8" Melon Mambo circle and taped it to the word circle. 

I set the gorilla layered pieces and the word pieces in place using Dimensionals. 

And there you have it a fun, quick and cute Valentine's Day card!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card

Today I wanted to play with a doily and one of those square images from the "Petal Promenade" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  I had cut several of them out a while back and I found one on my worktable when I was cleaning it off.  So after I got half way through the cleaning I stopped to work on the card.  I was obsessed with the square and just had to make it. So the only way I could get my cleaning done was to stop and work on the card and then go back to cleaning when I was done!  But to be honest here, I didn't get much more cleaning done after that!!!

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 Fresh Fig card stock that I textured using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  I like that folder, it gives the card stock the look of linen paper.  And it was just enough texture to the background without taking away from the focal part.

I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using black Memento ink.

I cut a 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" square of Berry Burst card stock and taped it to the focal piece.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

I cut a doily in half.  I removed the protective covers to the Dimensionals and set the doily on it, catching a couple of Dimensionals. I added a little bit of glue to the back of the doily and then set the pieces in place.

I tied a Berry Burst Metallic edge ribbon bow and used a glue dot to hold it in place. 

I added a few rhinestones to the card and it was done.

I thought it was a fun card to make. I LOVE how you can use so many different colors of card stock to blend with the image piece.  I chose those colors because I have a lot left and they will be expiring in a few months.  I rarely use up all of the in colors before they expire.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, February 11, 2019

Lovely Lattice, Dandelion Wishes, 2019 Sale-a-Bration, Get Well Card

 I found this fun card on the internet.  I did change it a little because I didn't like how the markers bled through the card stock.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that I used a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Fresh Fig. I was going to use the Rich Razzleberry but I wanted something darker to bring out the darkness of the center of the Rich Razzleberry flowers.

I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4".  I stamped the image from the "Lovely Lattice" 2019 Sale-a-Bration set using black Memento ink. 

I colored the flowers in using Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive light and dark blends pens.  I also used the Soft Sea Foam to color in the lattice part of the image plus to color around the flowers.  On the original card the light Smoky Slate was used.  Mine is on back order so I thought the Soft Sea Foam would do the trick and it was just subtle enough to work! When I got done coloring I had looked on the back side of the coloring and didn't like what I saw. SO that is when I realized I would have to trim it and layer it.

The words are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink. 

I colored three pearls using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  I set them in place on the card front.

I taped the layers together and the card was done. 

It was a fun card to make and this is the type of coloring I like to do!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, February 10, 2019

By the Bay, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration, Thinking of You Card

Today I struggled a bit with this "By the Bay" Sale-a-Bration set.  I am not big on coloring detailed images and this one had a lot of detail.  I ended up grabbing the Blender Pen, a clear block and my markers.  

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 Balmy Blue that I textured with the "Subtle" emnossing folder that gives the paper the look of linen.  I did stamp the words before I embossed.  And they were straight too!  I don't know, it must be the angle of the photo that makes it look  crooked. Looking at it in real life I see them on there straight!  

I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 3-3/8" x 2-1/2" and I stamped the image from the "By the Bay" set.  I colored the greens using the Granny Apple Green marker.  I also used the Soft Suede and Crumb Cake markers to color in the brown areas.  The roof was mostly Soft Suede and I did add a little Cajun Craze as I was coloring in the house front.  

I added some Balmy Blue to the water area and I sponged in the sky using Balmy Blue ink. 

It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but coloring like this is still not as fun as using the Blends pens.

Once I got the image colored I cut a 3-1/2" x 2-3/8" piece of Basic Black card stock and layered it behind the image.  Then I set the layers in place using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.  

You can look for this stamp set at the end of March in my web store.  It's one I don't think I'll be using much at all.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Saturday, February 09, 2019

Botanical Butterfly, Perennial Birthday, Birthday Card

Today's card is a quick and simple one.  Even quicker when you find the textured piece in your mess!  LOL

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

On top of the card base is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Highland Heather card stock.  

The focal piece is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Lovely Floral" embossing folder. 

I stamped the "Happy Birthday" on the bottom of the embossed piece using the "Perennial Birthday" stamp set and Highland Heather ink.

The butterflies are from the "Botanical Butterfly" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 2019 Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Remember the other day when I whined about all of those butterflies that I had punched out and set somewhere?  Well, I found them and either I was delusional or it was wishful thinking, but there were only a couple punched out!!!  So much for a good memory! Though I didn't remember where I had set them so why should I remember if I punched them out or not?? LOL  Getting old is SO fun!!!  Never a dull moment!

I set the butterflies in place using Dimensionals.  The little butterfly was punched from one of the larger butterflies that were on the edge of the DSP.  It had a part of the wing cut off but I didn't want to put it in recycling when I could punch a little one from the image, and that is what I did here!  Cute, huh?

I think this would also make a great Sympathy card or even a pretty Mother's Day card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, February 08, 2019

Hello Cupcake, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration, Birthday Card

I'm not sure what it is about this card that made me want to make it.  Was it the cute little flowers in the corners or was it the Coastal Cabana color?  Or both?  I found this card on Pinterest.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the two corners with the flowers in the "Hello Cupcake" set.  This is a fun Sale-a-Bration set and easy to use too.

I cut a piece of the Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper (DSP) 4-3/8" x 3".  I die cut the rectangle using the stitched rectangle Framelits. 

I stamped the cupcake bottom using Coastal Cabana ink.  I stamped the icing part using Highland Heather ink and the words were stamped using Melon Mango ink.  I taped the two layers together and I then taped those to the front of the card.  And that was it.

It's a very quick and simple card to make.  And I just LOVE the colors!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Thursday, February 07, 2019

Southern Serenade, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Birthday Card

The Botanical Butterfly 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) had a matching punch.  There is a sheet of colorful butterflies that you can punch out.  Plus I also found that there is a sheet of uncolored butterflies that match the punch as well. I had used the sheets in my pack that had the colored butterflies.  The paper was cut into many pieces because I was using butterflies as I needed and had lots of pieces sitting around.  SO I took some time out and punched out all of those butterflies and now I can't find them!!!  So much for trying to be efficient!  LOL

I had a piece of the uncolored butterfly paper sitting in the front part of the package and it looked like it would fit in the punch, so I took it out and sure enough, much to my surprise it did!  SO I punched it out and sponged on the color using Balmy Blue ink. I sponged lightly on the top wings and darker on the bottom. I also added just a little Highland Heather ink to the center part of the butterfly.  And that was it.  Simple enough to color, huh?

The base of this card is a 1/4 sheet of Basic Black card stock. On top of that I cut a piece of Whisper White at 4" x 10-1/2".  I folded it in half and taped it to the card base.  

I stamped the words from the "Southern Serenade" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut the words using the stitched circle die. I made sure the words were down toward the bottom part of the circle.  I cut a scalloped circle for the layer using Basic Black card stock.  I taped the two layers together.

I took a 4" x 2" piece of the Balmy Blue gingham DSP from the 6" x 6" Gingham Gala pack.  I taped it to the front of the card and then I tied a Balmy Blue organza ribbon around the card and I tied a knot. I added a glue dot to hold the ribbon in place.

I added Dimensionals to the circle layer and set it in place on the card.  I also added a Dimensional to the back of the butterfly and set that in place on the circle and the card was done.

This was a very quick card to make. I think it has such a sweet look to it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Hello Cupcake, Birthday Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

Today's card was supposed to be quick, clean and simple!  I got the clean and simple part right!!!  The not so quick came because I fussy cut all the cupcake pieces.  A big DUH on that one! Don't ask me what I was thinking, I wasn't!  Had I just stamped all three images and cut them out as one, then the quick would have fit!  Oh well, live and learn, right?

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that I had cut a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of the Highland Heather gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" pack in the 2019 Occasions catalog. Before I set the piece in place I stamped the words from the "Hello Cupcake" set using black Memento ink.

I cut a 1/2" x 4-1/4"  strip of Gorgeous Grape card stock and taped it over the edge of the DSP.

I stamped the bottom part of the cupcake using Soft Suede ink. I stamped the cupcake part using Crumb Cake and the frosting part was stamped using Gorgeous Grape.  Now you can cut the image out!  As one piece!!!

I die cut a stitched oval and also a Gorgeous Grape scalloped oval. I taped the ovals together and then I added the cupcake using Dimenisonals.  I set the oval in place on top of the card using Dimensionals.  

I wanted to add something to the frosting, it looked a bit blah.  I thought some Wink of Stella would do it nicely!  The Wink of Stella picked up some of the Gorgeous Grape color and moved it around the frosting.  Which I thought was okay because it gave the frosting a bit more color.  I liked it a whole lot better with the pinkish look that the Gorgeous Grape gave off when colored with the Wink of Stella.

And now the card is complete!

This was fun to make and I can see myself making more later down the road.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Home to Roost, Wonderful Moments, Masculine Birthday Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I found a fun card on Pinterest using the "Home to Roost" Sale-a-Bration set and I wanted to make it. I did not have the background texture that was used in the original card and I didn't have the Blueberry Bushel colors that were used.  SO I thought I would use what I had and make it work.

The base of the 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 Pacific Point card stock. Before I did anything else, I die cut the scalloped square from that piece of card stock.  No one was going to see the hole in the piece, it will be sandwiched between the layers.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and textured it using the "Tin Tile" embossing folder.  This folder is SO pretty when you use it on the foil papers.  I taped this piece to the Pacific Point piece. 

I stamped the "Buffalo Check" image using Pacific Point ink. If you use it in the Stamparatus you can ink and re-ink it many times until you get a nice solid image.  I cut that piece  2-1/2" x 4".  I used a piece of the 1/4" organza ribbon to cover the edge of the Buffalo Check piece.  I taped the two layers to the card front.

I die cut a stitched square and stamped the background using Sahara Sand ink.  I stamped that image twice.  I taped that layer to the scalloped square layer. I stamped the rooster from the "Home to Roost" set using black Memento ink.  I fussy cut it out and then colored it using the following Blends pens, Light Pumpkin Pie, Ivory, Light and Dark Pool Party, and Poppy Parade.  I added some Pacific Point color to the tail using the Marker since there is no Pacific Point Blends.   I set the rooster in place using Dimensionals.  I added Dimensionals to the back of the square layers and set it in place on top of the card.

The words are from the "Wonderful Moments" set. I stamped them using Pacific Point ink.  Black ink would have stood out much better.  I punched the words using the "Classic Label" punch. I set them in place using Dimensionals.

This was a fun card to make and I am really liking this rooster image.  I'm not usually a big fan of roosters or chickens but There's something about this one that I'm drawn to.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda





Monday, February 04, 2019

Botanical Butterfly DSP, Dragon Fly Dreams, Birthday Card

I have wanted to play with the "Delicate lace" edgelits dies for a while now. I did use the larger more lacy looking one quite a while back but I hadn't found time to get it out again and work with it. So today I thought I'd give it a try.  Normally on a card like this, with the exposed panel, I would usually just cut the pieces and maybe add a layer but I thought this would be a great place to try the lacy edgelits.  

First I cut the outside edge one and then I cut the other side.  I don't really care so much how this looks. I think I would just prefer to cut the edges and add a layer.  Though this card was easy enough to make.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I also cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White for the inside front.  I needed somewhere to tape the Designer Series Paper (DSP) to.

After die cutting the edges I stamped the words.  They are from the "Dragonfly Dreams" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

The DSP is from the "Botanical Butterfly" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut a 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece and I taped it to the Whisper White piece and then I taped the outside edge onto that piece as well.  I added tape to the inside of the front of the card and slipped the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock in place.  And the card was done.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda