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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween Michael's Halloween Mummy Stamp

A couple of weeks ago I was shopping at Michael's and I ran across this cute mummy stamp.  I wasn't going to get it, I was trying to talk myself out of it because I have SO many stamps and I really didn't need another one!  I ended up listening to that other voice that said, it's only $1.50, just get it!  And you know the rest of that story!!!

So having this stamp for two weeks I thought I should use it.  My sister had given me some decorative paper and I tried to make it work with this image.  I struggled with it and this is what I came up with.

I hope you are having a fun and safe Halloween!

Happy Halloween,
Wanda

Friday, October 30, 2015

A Peaceful Pines Christmas Gift Tag

I have always loved handmade stamped tags, but I've never made any.  So today I thought I would give it a try!

I got out the Perfect Pines Framelits Dies and cut out a tree from a piece of Whisper White.  I had no idea where I was going with this.  I now had a tree shaped window in the middle of a strip of card stock.  I put the strip in the punch, it was a little too wide for the punch but I used it anyway.  You can see the curved edges. That how much it was too large for the punch!  

I was still lost!!!  I took a piece of decorative paper from the "Merry Moments" 6" x 6" decorative paper pack and I punched a tag using it too.

I had an old stamp sitting out that had "to and from" on it, so I stamped it on the white piece using Memento black ink.

I set the white piece on top of the decorative paper piece using Dimensionals.  I wasn't thrilled with what I saw but I was in too deep to stop there!

I thought some Mossy meadow sponging would help.  I even added some candy dots to make it look like lights or bulbs.  

I think my need for wanting to make a Christmas tag using stamping products is fed!!!  I'm heading back to cards and card crafts!!! LOL

Thank you for sticking with me on this one!!!
Wanda


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkins Birthday Card

Well, it was bugging me having these fun flower images and not using them again.  SO I thought I would ship up a birthday card with that cute little set.   I got out the large flower and I just went from there!!

I stamped the flower image and then the stem along with the leaves. I wished I would have stamped one of the leaves further up the stem than I did, but oh well, what's done is done!

I colored the flower in using the Daffodil Delight marker. I used Melon Mambo on the dots in the things coming out of the center of the flower but it doesn't show up because I used glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter (which doesn't show up in the photo).  I colored the leaves in using the Pear Pizzazz marker.   Once I got done coloring I trimmed up the piece.  It measures 4" x 1-3/4".  I added a Bermuda Bay layer behind it.  

The base of my card is Bermuda Bay.  The decorative paper is from the "Cherry on Top" 6" x 6" decorative paper pack.  I cut it 2" x 3-1/2" and then layered it.

The background was stamped using the three tiny little adorable flower images from the "Blissful Bouquet" set. After I covered the background I set it in place on the card base.  I layered the "Cherry on Top" piece and then the flower.

The words are from the "Wetlands" set.  The flower and the words were set in place using Dimensionals.

I had fun playing with these images.  I may make another card in a few days (if time permits).

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin Kit Cards

Today I finished the cards in my "Blissful Bouquet" Paper Pumpkin kit.  Everything I needed to make these cards was right in the kit. It even included an ink cube and a stamping block!  I LOVE the stamp images in this set.  I think I'm going to make a card using them.  

From this kit I was able to make three full size cards, three 3-1/2" x 5" cards and three 3" x 3" cards.  It was a fun afternoon of not having to cut a thing out.  Everything was die cut.  All I did was stamp and assemble!!!  I LOVED it!!


I'm SO looking forward to next months kit.  I am hoping it has a Christmas theme!!!

I did use one of my own stamps for the wording though.  I wanted to make a small birthday card so I used the words from the "Wetlands" set.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Butterfly Basics Half Circle Pop-up Technique Card

Today I am going to share with you a very fun technique.  It's one that Terri had for her Technique Tuesday night group to do.  I'm excited to do this one for the November swap!!!  It's so fun, easy and cute!!  I have to think about what I want for my theme and go from there!

To make this card we had a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Basic Black card stock and folded it in half.  Then we took a 3-3/8" x 9-1/2" Very Vanilla piece of card stock and scored it at 1", 2-3/4" and 4-1/2".  The score lines were folded as hill, valley, hill and valley. On the center score line (a hill) we punched a 2-1/2" circle.  But before we punched the circle, we did our stamping.  We stamped the butterflies, words and the line on using black Memento ink.  

We punched through one layer, not through the folded piece.  You can drop the card stock all the way into the punch.  


Then we used mini glue dots to attach a 1/2" x 3-1/4" piece of Window Sheet inside the fold. 


Next we took two mini glue dots and attached it to the bottom of the butterfly and we stuck it to the top part of the window sheet. Then we took another butterfly and added glue dots to the bottom and the top of the butterfly and stuck it to the backside of the first butterfly.  Tape the piece to the inside of the base of the card. Make sure you leave about 1/6" between the fold of the Very Vanilla piece and the fold of the base of the card.

Then we folded the piece down so the front of the butterfly was facing the larger part of that piece of card stock.  If you look at the photo, the larger butterfly you see is the front of the butterfly and we just brought it down to face those 3 little butterflies.  Then we took the end of that folded and scored side of the card stock and taped it.  Close the card and the piece will be exactly where it needs to be without any slippage. We used a piece of decorative paper that measured  3-3/8" x 5" to cover that 1" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  

We decorated the front using the flower from the "Butterfly Basics" set.  We added a 2-1/8" piece of decorative paper.  A ribbon was tied around the front and it was all done.

I can't wait to get started on my swap cards!!!  I NEED a theme!!!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 26, 2015

A Lovely as a tree and Woodland 3-D Technique

This was one of the fun techniques that Terri showed the Technique Tuesday group.  I was amazed at how easy it was to make and how fun too! 

First we brayered inside the "Woodland" texture folder.  We inked up the side with the wording printed on the other side.  I call that part the top of the folder.  So you ink up the inside top piece.  
Next we stamped the trees using Mossy Meadow.  This tree is from the "Lovely as a Tree" set.   My trees should have been stamped more on the blue instead of so much over the trees.

Now this part I didn't care for but it adds SO much to the card that you REALLY do have to do it!!!  We took a Chocolate Chip marker and colored on the lines in the bark of the trees.  It is okay to over color, it just adds to the beauty of the tree. 

Next we placed our card stock on the clean side of the folder.  Make sure it's moved away from the fold about 1/4".  Hold it firmly and close the folder.  Run it through your Big Shot.  Trim up and layer as desired.  

I think this would be a great Father's Day card and a nice Masculine Sympathy card.

Isn't this a cool technique?  I've seen it done with the car from "A Guy Greetings" set!!  I like that look too!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 25, 2015

By the Tide Masculine Card and Corner Flip Fold Technique

Today's Corner Flip Fold Technique card was made by Tanya. This card has a lot of fun things going on.  I love the torn paper for the sand.  The background is sponged and also has the ferny looking image stamped on it.  The fish wasfussy cut, though to me it looks like it was done using a die cut because it's SO perfectly cut.  But there is no die cut for the fish.  I wish I could cut that evenly around.  The fish was set in place using Dimensionals. And my favorite part is the pearls used as bubbles!!!  I LOVE that!!!  

This is a fun technique and you can find it here.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 24, 2015

An Endless Birthday Wishes Birthday Card and Corner Fold Technique

Today's card comes to you from the last swap I was in.  This card was made by Nancy from the Tuesday Technique Night group. I like how Nancy used the decorative paper strips along the edges of the inside of the card.  

This technique is very fun and I've been seeing it all over the place!

You can find the instructions for this card here.  Have fun making them!!!  At least give it a try!!!  I didn't think I would like it but it's very fun and I LOVE the look.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 23, 2015

An All Ye Faithful Christmas Card Tunnel Card Tutorial

Today I have a quick post.  I want to share a card with you that was made by Juli at Terri's Tuesday Technique night.  She is a wonderful stamper. There's lots of fun elements to this card.  The star texture on the front and the fun Tunnel Card.   The directions for the Tunnel Card can be found here.  

Juli did such a great job on this card.  The set she used here is the "All Ye Faithful" set.  This Tunnel Card technique worked perfectly with that set, didn't it?  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Happy Scenes Thanksgiving Card Corner Fold Technique

Here is a fun corner fold card I received in a card swap.  I don't know who made it, the demonstrator forgot to put her name on it. If you know who made this card, please let me know so I can give them credit.  

It's such a pretty card.  I LOVE the pumpkin scene.  I did order the "Happy Scenes" set.  I think it is to go with the Window Framelit but there is so much you can do with the set without the window.  

You can find the directions to do the Corner Fold Technique here.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Peaceful Pines Christmas Card Corner Fold Technique

I love this Corner Fold Technique.  It's not hard to do but you have to be "serious" when you are cutting.  Your cutting needs to be precise.  It's easy enough to do though, so don't let that scare you.  Get your background paper and cut it according to the instructions that you can find here.  It's just two cuts and if you follow the instructions it's no big deal at all.  I made 18 of them and didn't mind the cutting at all.  On a couple of them I cut a hair or two past the end and that didn't matter either, the fold hid it! So why not go for it?? 

For this card, after I cut my corner flip part, I stamped my tree and used the die cut to cut it out.  I sponged the edges to define the tree a bit more.  

Tip here:  I used a little trick with the snowflake.  I needed some help with it because it was one of those images you  had to ink and stamp and ink and stamp.  I kept getting the edges of the acrylic block on the card stock.  So what I did was I cut a little piece of vinyl to fit the smallest block.  Then I stuck a dimensional to it and trimmed around the Dimensional.  Then I exposed the other side of the Dimensional and stuck that part to the center of the piece of vinyl that was cut for the block.  Then I stuck the image to that little vinyl covered Dimensional.  I was to be able to ink and stamp quickly and cleanly!!!  It didn't work as well as I wanted it to.  SO I ended up taping the vinyl to my block.  I folded over my scotch tape on each end for easier removal.  It worked perfectly.  Without the tape the vinyl moved too much on the block.  Now I was able to ink and stamp so quickly and the image was up high enough to not catch any edges while I stamped. I was happy and my stamping sure went a lot faster!  It may work for other small images, but all I have tried it on was that tiny snowflake.

I set the tree in place using Dimensionals.  I also set the layered words in place with Dimensionals.  

I had made this card for my sister for her swap card.  She was out of town and didn't have time to make her cards before she left.  She owes me BIG time!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Your Presents Christmas Card

My sister had purchased some stamp sets and a few weeks ago she had left them with me to play with.  I played with them for a while and then returned them.  This "Your Presents" set was one she had in the bag but I didn't play with it because it just isn't me. She was leaving for a few days and I asked her if her stamp sets needed someone to babysit them.  This was one of the sets she included in the bag, she said she'd like me to play with it because she's stumped on what to do with it.  GRRRR!!!  

So today I thought I would take out the set and see what I could do with it.  I have not played with the presents yet but I'm just taking it slow!!! LOL  I'm just not inspired by this set.  But I will play with it a couple more times to try to get something better.  So I'm hoping that the next few cards I make with this set will be better!!!  Keep your fingers crossed!!! LOL

To make this card, I used a folded half sheet of Real Red card stock.  I added a piece of the striped paper from the "Home for Christmas" 12" x 12" paper pack.  

I used the star punch and added a piece of silver glitter paper behind it to make them sparkle.  I just punched the stars and then trimmed the one end to match the end that went inside the punch.  I glued the layers together, I don't think tape holds well with glitter paper.  

I stamped the word "joy" using Real Red ink.  I punched it out with the 2" circle punch.  I punched a 2-1/2" circle of silver glitter paper.  I glued the two together.  I stamped the top of the bulb image using Smoky Slate and I fussy cut it out.  I glued it onto the glitter paper circle.  I set that layered circle in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It's a quick card to make.  I hope my sister likes it!!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, October 19, 2015

A Guy Greetings Masculine Birthday Card

The color of my decorative paper determined the color of the base of my card.  I was looking through the little 6" x 6" paper stacks that I have. I was trying to find a masculine looking color and or print.  I found this Bermuda Bay print with the repeated diamond shaped dots.  On the backside was the multi-color lines. I found the decorative paper in the "Cherry on Top" stack.  I cut the pieces 1-3/4" x 4" and the layers behind them were cut 2" x 4-1/4".

I had stamped the car and cut the card stock 1-5/8" x 2-3/8". The layer was cut 1-3/4" x 2-1/2".  

I used the strip embossing folder on the Whisper White background piece.  I added the layered panels.  I used Dimensionals to set the car in place.  

I used the scalloped circle punch and the words were done on my computer.  I set that in place with Dimensionals as well.

This was a super easy card to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 18, 2015

A Wetlands Masculine Birthday Card

As I was surfing the net just minding my own business, this card popped up and caught my eye!!! The original card was made by Helen at "All Things Stampy".  I thought it was such a nice clean looking masculine card and it was something that I just HAD to make.

I don't have any more Baked Brown Sugar card stock or ink anymore. It is retired.  So I thought that I would find something that was close.  Well, Crumb Cake is very close so I decided to go with that and it worked!!!

I did use black Memento ink for the goose but other than that all the other stamping is done using Crumb Cake.  

I did struggle a bit with the word piece.  I cut it too small a couple of times but I finally got it to the length that I liked and I was happy with it.

The goose and the words are set in place using Dimensionals.  I kind of cheated getting the two pieces to line up.  I taped the word piece to the bottom of the circle and then I added the Dimensionals.  That way I didn't have to try to line the words up on top of the goose after the goose was already in place. It worked!!!

Now that I look at my card, because of the color difference, I think I might add a circle layer behind the goose the next time I make this card.  I do plan on making a few of these.  They are quick and easy to do!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Birthday Tunnel Card

Terri is such a wonderful and giving person.  She gave me one of the cards she brought with to, I want to say convention but I'm thinking it may have been to Founder's Circle. She textured not only the outside, but the inside as well.  These are simple cards to make but a bit of time goes into them, especially when you are texturing them as much as Terri did.  

The inside has a cute reindeer paper clip on the bottom of the oval opening.  It's such a fun card. 
The technique used here is called the "Tunnel Card" technique and it can be found here.  They are easy to make and don't take a lot of time unless you are doing a lot of extra embellishing on them. What's nice about this technique is, you can make a super quick and impressive card or you can spend some time texturing and embellishing and still have an impressive card.  I have done both.  It all depends on how soon I need the card!!!  Oh, and how many I am making!!

I don't remember how many cards Terri said she made but I do know it was a lot.  She came back with a bunch of new samples to share with everyone.  That is the fun thing about swaps, you make a certain number of one card design and you come home with that many different new cards to share, hoard, or actually use!!  Imagine that, using a card!!  I make cards and save them as samples for my stampers and when I need a card, I feel I have to make a fresh one!!!  Like they go stale!! LOL  I can't figure me out!!! LOL  I just love to stamp and I find making cards a relaxing stress reliever for me!! And if it means I have a thousand cards in my stash, well, then I have a thousand cards in my stash and I have to make a fresh one when I need one!!!  The funny thing about all of this is, all of the cards I make and receive, I post here. Don't you think I could just look for it on my blog?  Imagine that? LOL  (oops, I rambled!)

Anyway, now find the link above and follow the simple instructions to make a tunnel card!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda



Friday, October 16, 2015

The Open Sea Birthday Card

This card was a lot simpler to make than I thought it would be.  I first stamped the ledger image (three time) on the card using Pacific Point ink.  Then I stamped the anchor using VersaMark.  I sprinkled the VersaMark with clear embossing powder.  I sponged Pacific Point and Pool Party.  

I textured the bottom part of the card and taped it in place.

The ship was stamped using Pacific Point and taped onto the card.  I added the compass set it in place using Dimensionals.

The words were done on my computer.

This was a very quick and simple card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting,
Wanda 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Home for Christmas Candy or Gift Card Holder

Today I thought I would give those candy/gift card holders another try.  These are so simple and quick to make. But yet I am struggling with color!!  The Santa in the second photo is cute but I don't like the holder colors. I'm usually good at putting colors together but I'm REALLY struggling here.

The top photo is done using decorative paper from the 6" x 6" Merry Moments paper stack.  It's got lots of color.  I like it better than the bottom one but it seems like there's something missing.
I do like how simple these are to make.  When I was really bummed about the one in the bottom photo, I didn't think twice about grabbing some more papers and making another one.  They go together so quickly.   Maybe I'm just trying too hard. I'll probably keep trying until I find one that I REALLY like!  They will make great gifts!!!

You can find the instructions for these here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Petite Pairs, Work of Art and Perpetual Birthday Calendar Christmas Card

WOW, that title was a mouthful!! LOL  It took several stamp sets to create this card.  I found a card made by Sylvia at Sylvia Stamps but I couldn't find it on her site.  It's there somewhere and I searched for a while but no luck.  Anyway, I liked the background she used on that card so I sort of went with it. I used the zig zag lines from the "Work of Art" set and I used the circle stamp from that same set. I used Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Mint Macaron ink.

The base of my card is Pool Party.  I also punched out 1" circles of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron card stock to layer the snowflakes.  And those cute snowflakes are from the "Perpetual Birthday Calendar" set.  I masked off the surrounding little ones to get the larger one.  I just punched out a 3/4" circle on a post it piece of paper and used it as my mask.  I used the 3/4" punch to punch out the snowflakes.

The words are from the "Petite Pairs" set.  I stamped them using Bermuda Bay ink.  I layered it on top of a scalloped oval of Bermuda Bay card stock.

I did texture the background after I stamped the zig zag and the large dots.  

This was a very fun card to make.  I don't know what it is with me this year but I have now made green snowflakes several times!!!  What's up with that???  I'm REALLY stepping outside my box!!!  LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Into the Woods Ghirardelli Candy Holder Gift Card Holder Tutorial Weekend Project

I had gotten some scrap pieces of the "Into the Woods" designer paper from Terri.  I punched out some circles from the flower designs.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them so I just had them stacked on my worktable.  I was going to do this project using the "Flower Shop" stamp set but I couldn't get the flower to look nice on the front.  I needed something a little bigger.  I was looking around at all the stuff on my worktable and I saw those punched circles.  So I picked one up and set it on the holder that was already put together.  I liked it but it still needed something.  It needed a border. I used my Framelits and cut out a 2-3/8" circle.  I taped the two pieces together and I liked what I saw.  

I then made a bow with the "Bow Builder" punch.  I used Rich Razzleberry card stock for that.  When you make these bows it's always a good idea to use your bone folder and curl the card stock a bit first so it rolls instead of folds.  I use the bone folder on all of my pieces.  Once I got the bow glued together I set it in place with a small glue dot.  I do like to glue my bows.  I know they will stay stuck together.  Sometimes glue dots give way.

Now for the instructions on the holder.  You will need to cut your card stock 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".  Sounds like a familiar size!!!  You can make 4 holders out of one sheet of card stock!  So if you are making these for a craft fair it won't dig into your cost of goods much at all.  You will be scoring this piece of card stock on the long side at 2" and 2-1/4".  Fold the scored lines.

Next I added my decorative paper.  The paper I used came from the English Garden designer paper 12" x 12" pack.  The front part of the holder has the corners rounded and so does the decorative paper.  I cut my decorative paper 1-3/4" x 4" for the front piece and 3" x 4" for the inside piece.  I taped the pieces in place on the Mossy Meadow card stock.

I added a Dimensional to the front to corners and folded the piece up and pressed the Dimensionals in place.  Now you can use this as a candy holder or a fun gift card holder.  

Beth, the gal who was showing how to make this holder said she used Ghirardelli Minis on the inside.  I found mine at Walmart in the regular candy section.  They only had the milk chocolate sea salt & almond flavor.  I was hoping for a mixed bag.  I didn't think about the color of the wrapper or I would have done something different with my decorative paper and card stock.  Perhaps Pacific Point???  Anyway, I added a Dimensional to the layered circles and then stuck it on the upper left part of the wrapper.  It's actually on the upper left of the candy, not the wrapper.  I mean it's on the wrapper but I feel the corner of the solid candy behind it. I wanted it over further to the left but it didn't lay right.  Once you get the Dimensional on, you just slip the candy inside the pocket and the circle or your design on the outside.  The Dimensional lets it sit there nicely.  I added the bow with a mini glue dot and it was done!!  Cute, huh?  And they're super EASY to make!!!

These would be great for craft fairs, as a Make n Take, a Customer Appreciation gift, a Hostess Appreciation gift, a Stamp Camp project, a Teacher's gift, a Stocking Stuffer and the list goes on and on!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 12, 2015

A Whole Lot of Lovely, Another Thank You Thank You Card Corner Flip Technique

I had received this fun stamped circle in my Stampin' Up! order. It was stamped by Mari.  She even added the pretty rhinestones!  I used the Corner Flip Technique (instructions found here) and added the circle to it.  

I used Real Red for the base of my card because it is what Mari used for the "thank you".  I found some fun decorative paper in the "Cherry on Top" 6" x 6" paper stack.  I cut that piece 3-3/4" x 5".  I did have to make very sharp creases because the paper was a little thick.

I added a glue dot to the bottom left corner so the flipped part would stay down.  

The "so much" is from the "Another Thank You" set.  I felt that the bottom of the card needed something.  That is where I usually add words and I was thinking of just adding a bow there but when I saw the small "so much" I thought it would be perfect for that space.

Both word pieces were set in place using Dimensionals.

I am having a lot of fun with these Corner Flip cards!!!  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Tree Punch Witches Hat Halloween Party Favor Weekend Project

Here is another fun project Terri shared with the Technique Tuesday Night group.  It's SO darn cute.  It's a witches hat made using two circle punches and the Christmas tree punch.  

We took the 1" circle punch and punched a hole in the black glitter paper.  Then we took the 2-1/2" circle punch and lined up the 1" hole so it was centered and we punched it out.  

Then we punched out 2 trees.  The trees were set in place with Dimensionals on both sides of a small pinch clothespin. 

Next the circle part was placed over the tip of the trees and bent slightly.  I added a small glue dot to each tree trunk and taped the brim in place.  I think glue would hold better, the tape has come off a couple of times.  

The bow was made with the bow punch and set in place on the side of the hat where the brim meets.

It was very simple to make!  Wouldn't these make great party favors?  You can add a magnet to the back and put it on your refrigerator!  These were very fun, quick, and easy to make.

Updated 10-23-15    I just found a video on how to make this hat.  You can see it here.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Home for Christmas and Petite Pairs Christmas Card using the Corner Flip Technique

Today I'm going to share a card I made using the Corner Flip Technique.  You can find that technique here.  This is the card I will be using for the next Technique Night Card Swap. I took a few days off and headed to the North Shore and on the drive I was able to assemble my cards. I even cut out the reindeers, asking hubby to let me know when there was rough road ahead!  I didn't want to cut off a leg or two.  And I didn't.  It was smooth sailing.  

I had pre-cut my cards because I didn't want to bring my paper cutter with me.  I haul enough stuff!!  I added the decorative paper. It's from the "Merry Moments" 6" x 6" paper stack. Scored the fold so the flip part would lay nice.  I added the Glue Dot to the bottom right corner of the flip part.  I added the Mossy Meadow square and then I took a break.  After the break I began cutting out the reindeer. And that was it for the ride up.

On the ride home I taped the two circles together.  The blue dotted paper is from the "Home for Christmas" paper pack. It's the same pack the reindeer is from. There's several different poses of reindeers, so not all of my cards will be identical.  It just made sense to cut from one area of the paper.  I'm sure I'll be using it more so I wanted to conserve it. After all, there's still a lot of time between now and Christmas.  

I used tape on the thicker parts of the reindeerand on the legs, tail and ears I used the glue pen.  After I was done putting the reindeer on the circle, I used Dimensionals and set the circle pin place on the Mossy Meadow square.

The words are from the "Petite Pairs" set.  They are stamped using Mossy Meadow ink.  They were punched out using the oval punch.  An scalloped edge oval was punched out and the words were taped in place.  The words were then set in place using Dimensionals.  I added a trimmed piece of Whisper White card stock to the Cherry Cobbler on the inside so the flipped corner part would show up better. Plus I like something lighter to write on!

And that was it.  It's SO festive looking!  And now I'm ready for my swap in 10 days!  I love it when I don't have to rush to get my cards done.  Then I can make ones that have more parts or details.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 09, 2015

Home For Christmas Santa Candy Party Favor Weekend Project

Today I am going to share with you a fun party favor I made at Terri's fun Stamping Extravaganza.  

The Santa image is from the  "Home for Christmas" paper pack. It's such a fun pack of paper.  There's SO may cute and fun images in it.  There are several different poses that Santa is in. 

Santa was punched using the 1-3/4" circle punch.  He was set in place on a Real Red scalloped circle using Dimensionals. 

Then he was stuck to a small pinch clothes pin using Dimensionals.

Next we took the Twizzler and opened the clothes pin and pinched the end of it to hold it.  

A ribbon was tied around the wrapper and viola, it's done!

Isn't it adorable?  Wouldn't it make a great teacher gift or gifts for students, the mail carrier, the UPS driver, Stocking Stuffers, etc?  It has lots of possibilities.  Even a craft fair item!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 08, 2015

A Sprinkles of Life Birthday Card using the Tunnel Card Technique

My card today was made by Shelly.  It was from the latest card swap I was in.  The technique used here is the "Tunnel Card" Technique.  It's very fun and really easy to do.  This card is so festive looking!  I love the colors that Shelly used, they are so bright and cheery! You can find the instructions for it here.  
Shelly used the "Sprinkles of Life" set to make this card.  

The decorative paper used here is from the "Cherry on Top" 6" x 6" paper stack.  I LOVE those stacks. There's a lot of paper in them for the money!

I like making these fun Tunnel Cards.  I have a few more images that I think would look great using this technique.

Give it a try!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

A Cozy Christmas Pop-up Technique Christmas Card

Today's card is from the September card swap I attended.  This card was made by Nancy.  She used the "Cozy Christmas" set to make this card.  


The Technique used here is the Pop-up Card Technique.  It's a very fun technique and the instructions for it can be found here.  

I LOVE how Nancy added the trees on the bottom panel.  She also added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the trees and the roof of the house.  It doesn't how up well in the photo but in person it's beautiful. 

Santa and his reindeer are also included in that set.  She also added some rhinestones to the sky.  It's such a pretty card.  

Nancy used Whisper White for the base of this card. Night of Navy is on the back panel and Mossy Meadow is the green she  used.  These are such fun card and I like how you can just make them stand up on their own.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

A Guy Greetings Masculine Birthday Card and Corner Flip Technique

I thought I would try another Corner Flip card.  I have discovered that there are SO many images that look wonderful using this technique.  You can find the instructions to this technique here.  I had the car image sitting on my worktable and I thought I would see if it would fit in the image area.  I was thrilled to see that it would!

I got out a half sheet of Basic Black card stock and cut it as per the instructions.  I think if I do a few more of these I won't have to use the instructions anymore!!!  Oh no, that would mean you'd see more of this technique on my cards!!  I LOVE the black and white look here, it's SO striking.

My dotted paper is from the "Pretty Petals" 6" x 6" designer paper pack.  I think it's my last piece of dotted paper.  Mixed feelings there.  Glad to be using it but sad to have used it up.  The hoarder side is sad!!! LOL

Next I punched out the car with the 2" circle punch and I set it in place with Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Petite Petals" set and punched out with the oval punch.  It's hard to see it here but there is a scalloped oval behind the words.  I set them in place with Dimensionals.  

I did enjoy making this card!  I think it is a wonderful masculine card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 05, 2015

A Home for Christmas and Petite Pairs Christmas Card

The only stamping on this card is the words!!  Is that a good thing or not?  I guess it depends on how much work the other elements of the card are!  This one has a little bit of work.  The worst was the fussy cutting on the reindeer but it wasn't bad.  I usually have the tv on in my workroom so I cut away without too much complaining!  Now if I were to have to make a lot of these, I might complain!! LOL  I LOVE the face on this little reindeer! It's just too darn cute!!

I used the "Merry Moments" paper stack for the background on the Cherry Cobbler.  And I used Mossy Meadow for the green accent.  

I punched a 2-1/2" Whisper White circle.  The blue snow falling circle is from a sheet of decorative paper from the "Home for Christmas" paper pack.  

I used the "Corner Flip" technique on this card.  You can find the instructions for this technique here.  I like this technique, it's fun and I love the look of it when it's all done. A helpful tip here is to make sure you cut your cardstock slowly.  I tend to over cut but it doesn't show, it's on the other side.  Well, it does show on that side but it's okay, it's a handmade card!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 04, 2015

A World of Dreams Sympathy Card

I have always wanted to try that misting the clear block technique. I don't really know what the technique is called but that is what you do to it.  You ink up the block and mist it and then use the block as a stamp and press it onto your card stock.

For my colors I used Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Night of Navy. I love those colors together but I wish the transition between the colors was more muted than a visible line.  Oh well, it is what it is and I do like it so, I guess that means it's okay!!!

I had stamped the image from the "World of Dreams" set and didn't like how it turned out because the flowers or whatever they are weren't perfectly straight.  So I set it aside because I was going to trim it down and use the unstamped part of the card stock.  So in testing out the block misting technique thing, I saw that image still sitting on my worktable (on a top layer of the mess) and I thought I would test it out and see how it looked.  I liked how it turned out and somehow those flower things didn't look so crooked anymore!!!  Funny how that worked out!!

The words are from the "Chalk it up to Love" Paper Pumpkin kit.  It was one of the words in the set that came in the kit that I didn't use.  It's a very pretty font and I stamped them using Night of Navy.

The base of my card is Whisper White.  I added a layer of Marina Mist and the image is stamped on using Whisper White.  

This was a fun card to make and it actually went super fast too!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Chalk it up to Love Paper Pumpkin Kit

I was given this Paper Pumpkin kit as a gift from Terri and today I had time to assemble it.  What a fun kit!  In this kit I made 3 gift boxes with the flower and the ribbon belly band. And there were 6 cards to make. The theme of this kit was a Chalkboard look.

The kit came with everything you need to assemble the items in the picture.  Dimensionals and tape were included too!!  I said "everything" you needed!!! You could take this kit anywhere with you and not need a thing to assemble it.  You do need clear blocks and something to wash the ink (that comes with the kit) off.  I forgot to show that the box also has gift tags.  They are black like the ones on the card but they are more in the shape of a scalloped edge tag.  

I love it that I have a use for every item in this kit!!! I had fun putting it together and I am now looking foward to the next one.  There is a new kit every month!!!  YAY!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Friday, October 02, 2015

A Peaceful Pines and Petite Pairs Christmas Card using the Tunnel Card Technique

Today I'm going to share with you a card that I received in the September Technique swap.  This one was made by my sister Denise.  This is the "Tunnel Card" Technique.  You can find the directions on how to make your own here.  They are very easy to make, fun and unique too!

This card was made using the "Peaceful Pines" stamp set.  The colors used here are Pacific Point, Soft Sky, and Lost Lagoon.  


The words are from the "Petite Pairs" set.  


The background is textured using an embossing folder.

There's not much more I can say about this card, they are fun and easy to make. 

Have a look at the instructions and give it a try yourself!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Thursday, October 01, 2015

Another Thank You, World of Dreams and Work of Art Thank You Card

I had made a thank you card a few days ago.  I still have it.  It's going to be hand delivered.  But I'm not thrilled with it.  I liked it when I had created it but when I saw it earlier today I thought I could make something better.

SO I looked through my stamp sets and I found the "World of Dreams" set that I have not played with in quite a while.  Then I wanted to find a pretty color of card stock so I went with Rich Razzleberry.  I always want to call this color Raspberry Ripple!!! LOL  

I got out my 12" x 12" decorative paper pad and tore out a sheet of the Rich Razzleberry with the dots and words.  I did want the words side.  I think it's a fun design.  

There's not a lot of colorful things you can do with the "World of Dreams" set so I got out my "Work of Art" set.  That one and "Gorgeous Grunge" are my two most favorite sets!!!  Anyway, I took the image from the "Work of Art" set and inked it up with Rich Razzleberry.  I stamped on the bottom first and them moved the stamp up, stamped again and I repeated that two more times.  

I stamped the words from the "Another Thank You" set using Memento ink.  I punched it out using the 1-1/4" circle punch.  Then I punched out a Rich Razzleberry scalloped circle.  I set those piece in place using Dimensionals.  

Oh, I also used the large polka dots folder on the Whisper White background piece.  

I like this card a lot better than the other one I made a few days ago.  This one will sit out now for a few days so I can look at it every time I walk by and I'll probably come up with yet another one before I have to finally deliver it!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda