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Friday, February 28, 2014

A Blessed Easter Birthday

Yes, I still had the "Blessed Easter" stamp set sitting on my worktable.  So because it was at hand I thought I would play with it.  But I will tell you this, I did have to get out the oval framelits!!!  And those I actually did put back when I was done!


For my card I used the Real Red marker on the tulips and I used Old Olive ink and a blender pen for the greens.  It's extremely simple to color and actually, it was an extremely simple card to make too. It went together fast and you know I love that!

The words were done on the computer and the "Decorative Dots" embossing folder was used for the background.


See, I told you it was simple.  This would be a perfect card for a Stamp-a-Stack.  It would also make a nice thinking of you or sympathy card as well as the birthday card and Easter card.  Such a versatile stamp!  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Teeny Tiny Wishes Washi Birthday Card

Today's card comes from Terri.  She made this as one of her technique cards.  It's a pop up card.  I will share that technique with you another time.

I just wanted to share with you how fun, quick, and simple this card is to make.  

Washi tape makes making cards so much quicker. It's so pretty and easy to use.  

I posted a card on January 30th that Terri had done using these elements.  This card is just turned around.  Fun, huh?

This is a very fun card and I found it interesting how just turning the "Top Note" piece and using the same elements you can make a totally different card.  I thought it was very clever!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blessed Easter Birthday Card Epsom Salt Technique

 Today I'm going to share with you a card that Terri made.  Notice the white on the flowers?  And if you look close you can see the fun white "glaze" on the background.  


This is a fun technique but you do need to have drying time patience.  To do this technique you will stamp your image on using StazOn ink.  Mix equal parts of Epsom salts and boiling water.  Dissolve the Epsom salts and then take a brush (a foam brush works well) and swipe it over the card.  You will want to cover the card and try not to repeat a spot.  Now you will need to let the card stock dry completely before coloring the image or assembling your project. 

Here Terri covered the white piece and also she stamped the tulips on Real Red card stock and covered it with the Epsom salt wash.  Once it dried she cut out the pieces and set them in place.  It's an easy project to do, you just need to be patient while the  paper dries.  You can use the heat tool to assist in the drying.  Fun technique, huh?

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Blessed Easter Birthday Card

Today I thought I would play with the new "Blessed Easter" card but I didn't want to make an Easter card.  I masked off the "Wishes for a Blessed Easter" part and stamped the image using black StazOn.  I stamped the image on the new "Watercolor Wonder" decorative paper.  I have several packages of it so I'd better get some use out of it.  I LOVE the splashed paper in the pack the most and so far I've been hoarding it.  I need to just take a breath, use it and let it go!!! LOL

So for today's card I used the Pacific Point and Gumball Green flowered piece as the background on my focal piece.  Oh there is some Smoky Slate in the background too but not too much of it is exposed in the piece I cut off.  I did try to stamp the image so the green part of the flower stamped in the green area and the flowered part stamped in the blue area.  It worked out pretty well too!  I did have to cut the paper at an angle which used most of the 6" x 6" piece that I cut.  I'm not too sure I would make very many cards like this since it did waste a lot of decorative paper.  I'm into using the paper, not wasting it (or hoarding it!!).  

Once again I  punched my Gumball Green scallop from layered piece.  No one will know there's a piece missing (unless you tell them!!!LOL) and I did the same with the Pacific Point (larger piece), I punched the 1-3/8" circle from there.  The card has enough layers to hide the punched areas and even running my fingers over the area I can't feel where I punched them from!

The words are from my computer and punched out using the 1-1/4" circle punch.  And lastly the Whisper White background is from the new "Decorative Dots" embossing folder.  I am having a lot of fun with that folder.  It's a Sale-a-Bration item so I doubt it will show up in the new catalog, but one can hope, can't they?  I'm going to use it for a long time after it retires!!! LOL

This was a fun card to make but like I said, I doubt I would make very many more due to the fact that it uses a lot of the decorative paper (but only if you try to get the blue on the flowers and the green on the greens).  If the color lineup doesn't matter then you can make quite a few cards using this paper.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, February 24, 2014

Another Happy Watercolor Birthday

I still had the "Happy Watercolor" stamp set out so I thought I would attempt to make a card on my own, without the help of Pinterest!  It doesn't happen too often lately. It seems that I find cards on Pinterest and I just HAVE to make them.  But today I was able to just play on my own!  Shocker, huh? LOL

I used Melon Mambo for my color today.  I also used the "Decorative Dots" embossing folder on the background.  What a fun folder that is!  I LOVE the "Dotted" folder but this one is more random thus making it more fun!

I stamped the image on a piece of Whisper White card stock and layered it on a piece of Melon Mambo.  Actually, what I did first was to stamp the background behind the flower.  I inked and stamped each time. Oh and yes, I did mean to turn the stamp the opposite direction on the second and third stamping.  It was not a mistake!  

Once again I punched out the scallop from behind the larger Melon Mambo layer. No one's going to know it's missing!!!  I layered the piece using a 1-3/8" black circle and the words were done on my computer and I used the 1-1/4" circle punch.  Easy Peasy!!  And super quick too. You know how much I LOVE cards like that.  This would be a perfect Stamp a Stack card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Happy Watercolor Birthday

WOW, what a  fun and quick card this was.  My card is a little off center.  I was planning on putting the word scallop at the top but it covered the flowers a bit.  Moving it to the bottom was the way to go but then the flowers should have been moved up.  Oh well, this is how it looks today!

I used Pool Party ink and card stock.  There's a fun little background stamp in the set that does that watercolor washed look. I inked up my stamp once and then stamped the three blocks you see.  

Next I stamped the flower sprig.  


I punched the scallop from the layer beneath the Whisper White stamped piece.  I figured no one would see that there is a scallop hole in the card stock. And I didn't want to get a new piece of card stock just to make a scallop.  



The words were made on my computer and then punched out using a 1-1/4" circle punch.  The black circle is punched out using the 1-3/8" punch. 



If you're looking for a quick, easy and yet fun card to make, this is it! This card would be great to make a set of cards in different colors.  And it would make a great Stamp a Stack card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Flower Shop Birthday

Today I played with the "Watercolor Wonder" decorative paper. Plus the "Flower Shop" stamp set (again).  And yes, I do put my stamp sets away (sometimes)!!  I just love how the flowers from the "Flower Shop" set and the "Petite Petals" set go together so well.  It sure did add a lot to the flowers, it gave them a lot of dimension.

I got to play with the "Decorative Dots" embossing folder again.  I thought it was such a fun looking folder that I just HAD to have it.  And getting it free helps too!  


The base of this card and the layers are made using "Bubblegum Green."  

The flowers are stamped using Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, and Calypso Coral.  The paper pack listed the colors in the pack and one of them was Tangerine Tango.  I thought it was too dark so I used the Calypso Coral instead.  It matched much better to me.


The words are from the "Simply Sketched" hostess set.  

Pearls were added to the center of the flowers and that was pretty much it.  Another quick and easy card to make!  It was such a fun card to do!

Thank you SO much for visiting,
Wanda

Friday, February 21, 2014

A Blessed Easter Birthday Card

Today's card comes from Terri's last Stamp a Stack, sort of.  I just copied what she did with the flowers, Top Note die and words.  We stamped the image using the "Blessed Easter" set.  Terri had cut the words from the stamp so the set was more versatile and you know how much I LOVE versatile sets!  Now the set can be used for many other occasions and events.


The flower was stamped on top of a piece of Whisper White that was cut using the "Top Note" die.


Next the flowers were stamped on Real Red card stock and cut out.  Then they were set in place on top of the matching flowers. 


The greens were colored in using Old Olive inker and a blender pen.  

The words are from the "Simply Sketched" Hostess set and they were set in place using Dimensionals.  


The Top Note piece was set in place on top of a trimmed quarter sheet of Real Red card stock and then that was set in place on top of a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.


It's a very easy card to do.  Though I did have to cut out the flowers by hand!  UGH!  LOL  I survived it.  I thought it was a very stunning look and I really didn't mind cutting the flowers by hand!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Flower Shop Birthday


Today I actually made a card on my own.  I didn't surf the net at all!  Yet!  LOL  

I had some stamps still sitting on my worktable, (Imagine that!!!) so I thought I would play with them.  Actually, I was a bit on the lazy side and I didn't want to get up and get any other stamp sets!!! But I still had to get up and cut the papers and get the ink pads, so I guess I wasn't that lazy after all!  



I used the "Flower Shop" stamp set and punch for this card.  And I used the "Petite Petals" stamp set and punch for the centers of the flowers.  Now that I did see on a card from Terri's fun Technique Night on Tuesday.  


For my card I used Crisp Cantaloupe for the base of my card and for the layering.  Crisp Cantaloupe ink was used for the top flowers, Pool Party for the right flowers, and Summer Starfruit for the left flowers.  The words are from the "Simply Sketched" Hostess set and the decorative paper is from the "Sweet Sorbet" decorative paper pack.  Oh and the dotted background is from the "Decorative Dots" folder that I got free from the Sale-a-Brations book!! I LOVE it!!!  And lastly I added pearls to the center of the flowers.  

This was a quick and simple card to make.  So many punches! That makes it so easy to do cards in a flash!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Petite Petals Birthday Card

Today's card comes to you from Mena's "Personally Yours" blog.  I made a few minor changes.  What I liked about her card was the Lattice die and the flowers on the bottom right corner.  I didn't have the newspaper looking decorative paper so I used music paper, which was just fine because it is a birthday card.  And I didn't have the same flower set she had so I used the new "Petite Petals" and I didn't have to cut them out because I used the punch that was made for them!!  Ya gotta LOVE that!!  I know I do.  But there was some cutting on the card.  I HAD to cut around the lattice to trim up the music sheet paper.  UGH!  I know, it nearly killed me!!! LOL  I'm just SO spoiled now by all the fun punches that to have to cut is a job in itself!!  But I survived it and managed to finish the card too!  I was smart with the cutting though.  I knew I had to do it so I did it first and then the rest of the card was a breeze!!

The colors I used are Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White.  Pearls were added in the middle of the flowers and the words are from the Hostess "Simply Sketched" set.


The Lattice layer was set in place using Ddimensionals and so were the flowers.  So you have Dimensional layers on top of Dimensional layers.  In spite of the cutting, I did have fun making this card and I may make another one to actually send out!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, February 17, 2014

Petite Petals and Lattice Tehcnique

This card was interesting to make to say the least.  I found this fun new "Lattice" technique and I had to try it out.  You can see the video here.  It's an easy to follow tutorial.  You need the Chevron punch to make the lattice.  As I'm looking at my card I can see that I did not get my edges lined up before I taped them in place.  Don't look too closely at the photo!! LOL

Once I got the Lattice done I followed the video on doing the flowers and the leaves.  And from there I was on my own because I didn't have the stamp set or the framelits so I improvised.  I hopped on over to My Digital Studio (MDS) and I used the "See Ya" set I had downloaded as package from the Sale-a-Brations book.  I used the coloring pen in the software and more or less erased some of the words on the "stamp" and I colored the other parts using Crisp Cantelope and Cajun Craze.  If you look closely at the words you can see at the very end of the top line that I didn't catch all of the black lettering in my coloring.  I didn't catch it until I was done printing it and I was not about to print it again.  

I used the new tag punch and the ribbon punch to make a Crisp Cantaloupe strip to thread through the openings the tag punch created.  It was fun to play with the software.  I don't use it near enough. I almost forgot how to use it!! It took a few minutes for things to come back to me.


This was a fun card to make.  I like doing the lattice part.  I may use that in future cards.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Petite Petals and Off the Grid Thank You Card

Seriously, this card is much prettier in person.  I REALLY need to either get or make a light box for taking photos!  But you get the general idea of this card.  I got my inspiration from the card I did yesterday (using a frame with flowers) and from a card I found at "Downstairs Designs".   I loved the white embossed "Off the Grid" grid.  And sponging on the colors so the grid popped was a very nice effect.

The colors used here are Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, and Coastal Cabana.  Black StazOn was used for the words. Oh and the stamp set used for the words was "Teeny Tiny Wishes."  

The flowers were stamped using Coastal Cabana and the "Petite Petals" set.  And then they were punched out.  I LOVE stamp sets with matching punches!!!  


The frame is from the "Designer Frames" folders.  I cut it out (yes, by hand!  I know, it nearly killed me!!! LOL) and the inside was also cut out.  The first one I did I punched it out but it ruined the inside edge of the frame so I had to make another one and I cut the center out by hand.  UGH!!!  So much cutting!!! LOL


The frame was set in place using Dimensionals.  The top and bottom flower were glued in place.  I opted for glue because I thought that taping it would squish the frame once I pressed the tape down to get a good contact.  Then the center flower was set in place using a Dimensional.  I didn't press down hard on it, just enough to get it to stick.  And there was also a Dimensional directly under it so I wasn't too worried about the "squish!"  I added Candy Dots to the center of each flower.  I can see that my "thank you" is  a bit crooked but I am looking at it like this - "it's a handmade card!"  Plus I've seen some store bought ones that are not perfect too!  And they cost a whole lot more than the ones I make do!!!


I used the Envelope Board to round my corners and I set the panel in place on top of a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock using Dimensionals.   And that was it.  It was a pretty easy card to make and I can see myself making more of these!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Off the Grid with Petite Petals and Gorgeous Grunge

I found a fun card at a wonderful German stamping site.  Alexandra is the owner of the site and I apologize that I can not pronounce the name of the blog.  It didn't translate into English.  But you can view the card here.  I took a few elements that I especially liked from the card and then began my work on it.  

I especially loved the "Off the Grid" grid! And I loved the "Gorgeous Grunge" splash of green.  A little tip for you, stamp the "splash" first and then do the grid.  The grid was done using VersaMark and gold embossing powder.  

The flowers are from the new "Petite Petals" set and stamped in Calypso Coral.  The circle was made using the 1-7/8" and 2-3/8" circle Framelits.   The center of the flowers are the Daffodil Delight "Candy Dots."  Two of the flowers were set in place right on the Pistachio Pudding ring and the center flower was set in place using a Dimensional. 

The leaves are from the "Bird Builder" punch and they were punched out using Wild Wasabi card stock. 

 I used the large "Shaker Frame" to stick it on the front of the card.  I cut the Shaker Frame into pieces first. 


The words are from the "Simply Sketched" hostess set.  I stamped them using black StazOn and I layered it on top of a scalloped oval piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  I had to use two Dimensionals (stacked) to equal the height of the circle ring.  


I used the Envelope Punch to round the corners.  


I do like the way this card turned out.  I am thinking of taking my favorite concepts of this card again and trying something different.  I am seeing too much white on the card that could use something.  I'll see what I can come up with and of course I will share it with you!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Mixed Bunch of Flower Shop Petite Petals


Did you like how I got all three of the stamp sets named in the post title?  LOL  

I copied a lot of this card from one I found at South Shore Stamping.  I LOVED the layout of the flowers and how they were stamped and layered.  I didn't have fun with the background though so I changed it to the Dotted one.


It's an easy, fun and quick card to make.  All the elements I LOVE when making cards.


The words were done on my computer and that's about it.


Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A So Very Grateful Get Well Card

Today I got around to making that get well card I said I needed to make last week.  Plus I now need to add another get well card to my list.  But for today I have this one to share with you.  It looks SO much better in person.  The image was stamped using white embossing powder and then colored in using a blender pen.  The card looks washed out here because I'm such a good photographer!!!  The white embossing is very elegant looking (in person).  The coloring is soft and subtle and gives the card a calming feeling.  


I used Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Pear Pizzazz markers and a blender pen for the coloring.



The card stock is Whisper White on the base, Pear Pizzazz for the layering and the layer under the words is Pacific Point.  The words were done on the computer and punched out using the 1-1/4" circle punch.  And the decorative paper comes from the new "Watercolor Wonder" pack.  

I'm off to address it and get it ready for the mail!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wetlands Masculine Sympathy Card

Today, sad to say, I needed a sympathy card.  I got out my "Wetlands" set and some painter's tape to do  the Masking Tape technique.  You can see that technique here.  

I used the new "Hardwood" background stamp on Soft Suede card stock and Chocolate Chip ink.

The words are from the "Simply Sketched" set.  

The colors of ink I used are Old Olive and Crumb Cake.

It's all addressed and ready to mail.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Monday, February 10, 2014

Wetlands with Hardwood Background Masculine Card

Today's card comes to you from Terri's wonderful Stamp-a-Stack.  I LOVE the "Wetlands" set.  It's such a wonderful masculine set.  And add the new "Hardwood" background stamp with it and it's perfection!!! I can't believe how real that stamp looks.  I think I will be having a lot of fun with that!!  

This is a very easy card to make and with that background stamp it makes it look SO rich. No one would know it was SO quick to put together!  I don't have any of the burlap.  My sister does and I may have to get a couple of feet of it from her!!!  I didn't think I would ever use it.  But now seeing it with this background stamp, a lot of ideas are coming to me.  UGH!  Just what I need, more ideas!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, February 09, 2014

A Papillon Potpourri Delightful Dozen Birthday

What part of "I need to make a get well card" did I not understand from yesterday's post?  Sheeeesh!!! I still need to make a get well card.  Let's see if I can be on task tomorrow!  I was just playing around with some scrap pieces of paper sitting on my worktable and I came up with this card.  I was just having fun and the only reason it ended up being a birthday card was I needed some words that were big enough for the large circle.  I found this birthday greeting in the "Delightful Dozen" set.  


Once I got the black polka dot strip in place and the Cherry Cobbler square where I liked it, I wanted to make a circle that would take up a lot of space and still look good on the card.  These words were the perfect size.  Once I punched them out I didn't like how the white on the words blended with the white background so I punched out a black circle and slipped it just under the white circle and left a little of it exposed.  I liked it.  

Next I noticed that the bottom corner looked too empty so I added a butterfly from the "Papillon Potpourri" set.  But one wasn't enough so I added one more on the word circle.  I added a rhinestone to each of the butterflies heads and one in the upper left corner of the Cherry Cobbler piece.  I just wan't done playing with the rhinestones so I added one strip of 5 small ones to the bottom of the circle and that just seemed to complete the card.


I set the circles and both butterflies in place using Dimensionals.

It's a pretty simple card to make.  It went together fast and it's got my favorite colors!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, February 08, 2014

A Morning Meadow Flower Shop Birthday

I don't know why I made a birthday card.  I'm actually caught up on my birthday cards for this month (if you can believe that!).  It's a first in a long time.  I really needed a get well card.  I could try to remove the words on the Soft Sky Modern Label piece but I think I may just make a totally different card.  I do like this card and I think I will just keep it in my stash for a while.  Now "for a while" usually means "when the set or colors retire".  And sometimes I actually use them.  But they mostly get put in a box and sold at the neighborhood garage sale along with the retired stamp sets that I decide to give up.


Ok, back to this card.  The original card was made by Nikki at "
"My Sandbox".  I was blog surfing and I ran across it.  I thought it was so pretty so I just had to make one!  


I did change the card a little.  I used the Modern Label punch and the original card had a paper ribbon strip at the top.  I also changed the colors a little too.  I didn't really care for the Blushing Bride.  I think it's too peachy of a color plus it was too dull for these vibrant colors.  I wasn't going to add the bird (mostly because I had to cut it out by hand) but I decided to go ahead with it and I'm glad I did.  It was a nice way to tie the Soft Sky in better. 


It was a fun card to make and I could see myself making another one. Yes, even with cutting out another bird!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Thursday, February 06, 2014

See Ya Later

My card today comes from Terri's FABULOUS Stamp-a-Stack!  I love this card for so many reasons.  One is that fun Watercolor Wonder decorative paper.  I loved it the first time I set my eyes on it.  And of course the doily.  I LOVE it when I can use those!  I never seem to be creative enough to figure out cards (on my own) to make using the doily!  And lots of times I just forget that I have them.  

The stamp used here is from the "See Ya Later" set. It's stamped using Island Indigo.  I don't have this set but it was great that I got to play with it at the Stamp-a-Stack.  


This was a very quick card to make.  I kind of wish I was getting that stamp set!  Like I don't have enough sets to keep me busy.  And I'm sure I can find a stamp or two that would fit in that 2-1/2" circle area!!  If you are in need of a cute and quick card, this is the way to go!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge & Flower Shop Together Again

I am having a lot of fun with this "Gorgeous Grunge" set.  And of course the "Flower Shop" set too!

For today's card I used Sahara Sand for the base and Whisper White for the layer.

I used Strawberry Slush ink and card stock.  I also used the Washi tape just under the Pirouette Pink Gorgeous Grunge sideways stripes.  Sometimes that image reminds me that it belongs with automobile stamps, I don't know why!


The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  There's other words in that set that will work with this layout too.  I think this would be a very pretty Mother's Day card, Thinking of You card, Get Well card and of course a birthday card.  

I added a pearl to the center of the flower and it was done.  It was an extremely simple and quick card to make too.  I often have the "Modern Label" pieces pre-punched.  When I have a little bit of card stock left, I just can't toss it out.  Especially if it is big enough to punch something out with it.  So I do just that and I put them in a little basket I have in my workroom for just that occasion. And today I actually had the correct color in my stash!  Don't you love it when it works out like that?

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Flower Shop and Gorgeous Grunge Get Well Card

Another gem I found on the net.  This time I was on a German blog.  No, I don't read nor understand German but fortunately my computer translates it for me so I get the majority of what is being said.  I found this beautiful card here at Corneila's blog, "Nellis Stempeleien".  I saw this card and immediately got out the "stuff" to make it.  I knew I had everything to recreate it and I was in need of a get well card.


I used Basic Gray card stock for the base, then Strawberry Slush for the next layer and the top piece was stamped using Whisper White card stock.  

I used the embossing folder for the framed window.  I did have to cut the center out of the window and that was done by hand!  UGH.  I'm SO lazy now with stamping due to all the dies, matching punches and Sizzlets!!!  The leaf branch is done using a Sizzlet and Vellum.  The flower is from the "Flower Shop" set and the background was done using the "Gorgeous Grunge" set.  Now this is what makes that set deserve the word "Gorgeous!"  The words are from the "Express Yourself" Hostess set.  The inks used here are Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, and Strawberry Slush.


Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, February 03, 2014

Express Yourself Anniversary Card

Pretty, isn't it?  Of course it is.  I have great taste when it comes to finding cards that other people make!!! LOL   I ran across this card while blog surfing.  I bet you thought I was going to say Pinterest, ddin't you?  LOL  Well, I will be heading there later but for now I need to finish this post and clean up my worktable.  Yup, I have to clean it off now and then.   Most of the time I wait until I have stampers over and I clean up the night before!! I'm so bad about keeping my worktable cleaned off.  I just push stuff over and move onto the next project! Oops, I rambled off in a different direction!!  Easy distracted, huh? LOL  I found this card at Tracie's "For the Love of Stamping" blog.  

This was such a pretty card that I had to copy most of it.  I used the "Butterflies" Sizzlet instead of hearts.  I did keep it an anniversary card.  The words where are from the Hostess set "Express Yourself" set. They were embossed in gold.


 I got to use a doily.  I have so many of them and when I can find a pretty card that has a doily on it you can bet I'm going to make one like it! 

Last Thursday when I was at Terri's FABULOUS Stamp-a-Stack I had left over Washi tape and I brought it home with me.  I wasn't sure what I was going to use it for but I found this little gem on the net and I was glad I had the extra tape.  I did order some and it will be here next week.  I am glad I was able to make this card today.  I often find fun cards to make and I save them in an email or a file and I end up forgetting about them.  



And the focal panel is set in place on top of a piece of the Brushed Gold card stock.  I have a lot of that in my stash too.  I don't know how I accumulated so much of it but it is nice to use it now and then!



This was a fun card to make and in spite of the embossing (which takes a little time) this card went together rather quickly!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda



Saturday, February 01, 2014

Petite Petals and Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

I am SO loving this "Tag Topper" punch.  I have a ton of ideas for it, one of them being on tags for my beaded jewelry!  Too many ideas and too little time!!!  The story of my life! LOL

This is another card I did at Terri's FABULOUS Stamp-a-Stack on Thursday evening.  In spite of the snow we got, I was glad I could make it.  She always has such great cards, fun card samples and wonderful ideas!

This card was made using Pool Party card stock.  One of the colors I don't use a whole lot.  It's refreshing to find cards that use those colors that often sit in limbo!

The decorative paper is the "Sweet Sorbet" DSP.  The stamp set is the new "Petite Petals" and there's a punch that goes with it.  You know what that means?  I'll be making a lot of cards with that set and punch.  NO hand cutting!!! You have to LOVE that!  Once the flowers were stamped they were punched out and then set in place using Dimensionals.

And the new "Scalloped Tag Topper" punch was used for the greeting.  I think I would get more use out of that one verses the other one, this one is much prettier.  The other one is easy enough to make on your own using a square punch and clipping the corners and punching the center.  This one is fun and has character to it!

This is a SUPER quick card to make too! It was even quicker for me because all of the pieces were cut for me!  I just stamped, punched, folded and taped!  How nice is that?  That is what I LOVE about going to a Stamp-a-Stack!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda