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Monday, October 31, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Halloween Card

Happy Halloween!

I found this card on the net and I just had to copy it.  I loved the colors and the layout of this card.  The original was made by Angela at North Shore Stamper.  You can see her card here.  

I used the "Halloween Night" decorative papers.  I got my spider web from the "Spooky Fun" set.  Another set I didn't get much use out of. But it does have pumpkins in it that I can hopefully use for some fall cards. I used Smoky Slate card stock and Basic Black ink.  There's also some decorative papers in the pack that I'm hoping I can use for some fall cards as well.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  Then a 4" x 5-1/4" layer of Basic Black card stock was taped on top.  And then the decorative paper was added.

I stamped and punched out the skeleton is from the "Cookie Cutter Halloween" set.  I set him in place on top of the spider web piece.  I die cut the web piece, a Basic Black piece and a scalloped circle of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  I taped those circles together and set them in place on the card front.  

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  The words and the skeleton were set in place using Dimensionals.  It's a super easy and quick card.  Plus it's stinkin' cute!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Card

Today I want to share with you a card I made for Halloween.  I feel that I have not played with the "Cookie Cutter Halloween" stamp set.  I only have one more day to play with this set for Halloween.  As I was looking at the set, I see that I can still play with it after Halloween.  There's a scarecrow in the set I can use throughout the month of November!  YAY!  Now I don't feel so cheated out with this set.  

For my card I used a folded half sheet of Basic Black card stock.  I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock for the focal piece.  I used the fun "Halloween Nights" Washi tape.  I used some off every roll in the set.  It's so colorful and I think I can still use them all except for the bats for fall cards.  

I die cut a Basic Black oval and a Pumpkin Pie oval scallop.  I stamped the Dracula image, punched it out, and colored it in with markers.  I taped it on the ovals and I set the ovals in place using Dimensionals.  

I stamped the words on at an angle and I saw that bottom area still needed something more.  I stamped the pumpkins and punched out the ovals for them.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It was super easy and very fun.  I love how the Washi tape took up so much of the background.  I also love how colorful it is.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Pocket Technique Candy Holder Card

Today I found a fun folded pocket technique to play with. I liked the concept but thought it would be better on a card. Kind of kills two birds with one stone. A gift and a card all in one!!!

I found the pockets on Pinterest. I clicked the image and it brought me to Stampin' Scrapper by Joyce.  I thought they were so cute and I've always wanted to make a pocket.  These would be fun at Christmas time to hold a gift card!!! Hmmm, I'm going to have to keep that in mind!

This was very simple to make.  I started out with a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  Then I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Then I added a Whisper White layer measuring 3-3/4" x 5".  I stamped on it by inking up my largest clear block with Smoky Slate ink and stamping it on my card stock.  Each one you do will look different!

I made my pocket using the fun "Halloween Night" Specialty Paper (you only need a 6" x 6" piece per pocket).  I die cut a scalloped oval to fit the figure.  I taped it in place with some super sticky tape, the regular snail wouldn't be strong enough.

I stamped and punched out the adorable vampire.  I colored him with markers and set him in place on the oval using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Though I would recommend taping the pocket to the card before you add the images. I found it a bit bulky.  I did use a bone folder and went inside the pocket to press the tape in place.  Oh, and I did use stronger tape on the back of the pocket too.

Alone or on a card they are just TOO DARN CUTE!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 28, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Pivot Twist Pop-up Card Technique

I LOVE making these Pivot Twist Pop-up cards.  I saw a couple on Pinterest and I just had to see what it was all about. I tried one with copier paper so I wouldn't ruin any good card stock.  There's a lot of tutorials out there on this that require cutting after you've scored and folded the "mechanism". Then I found one that you don't need to cut anything other than the actual pieces.  I LIKED that idea SO much better, so I thought I would give it a try.  I liked it a whole lot more. 

A stamper named Glenda has the best YouTube tutorial on how to do this technique.  She also has a PDF printout but she has the measurements for the base of the card as 12" x 4" where it should read 11" x 4-1/4".  All of the other pieces on the printout are correct.  

The trickiest part of this is getting that "mechanism to fold right.  I found that if you hold the short ends, one in each hand, between your thumb and middle finger and slowly pinch inward and you are drawing the scores on each end to meet.  Once you see the video you will understand what I mean.   

The front of the card is from a card I found on Pinterest.  I thought it was such a cute Halloween card front and once I saw it I thought it would be great for the front of the Pivot Twist Pop-up card and it was.  Though I get a little lost on how to decorate the inside, there's an awful lot of spaces to decorate!  But I managed and I liked how it turned out.

Like I said, it was very fun making this and I plan on making more in the near future!  Just too darn cute, clever, and fun!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Card

Today I played with the "Cookie Cutter Halloween" set again. I figure I only have a few more days to play with it and then I have to put it away.  It's been a fun set and I hope it shows up in the catalog next year.  I just feel like I have not played with this set enough.  I've had too many other things going on.  I also got the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" one and I'm sure I will be playing with that one more than this one since I have more time for it.

I found this fun card on the net and it led me to Becky's "Inking in Idaho" blog.  I didn't have the orange and black Baker's twine and I didn't have the orange glitter paper.  I also added the words in the upper left.  I liked Becky's card but I wanted to add a "happy halloween" to my card.

It was very fun to make and super simple.  The skeleton and words were set in place using Dimensionals.  The card was cut 4-1/4" x 11" (cut on the short side of the card) and it folds at the top.  I don't often make cards that fold any other way but on the left.  I know there's other folds, I just don't always think of them.

I like how this card turned out!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cookie-Cutter Halloween Fall Treat Bag Tutorial

Today while surfing the net (instead of cleaning my workroom), I found a fun tutorial on how to make this cute little treat bag using 6" x 6" paper.  I LOVE those paper stacks and always have paper left.  What a great way to use them up.  I found the bags here at "Stamp With Peg".   I thought they were so cute and after reading the instructions, I saw how easy they were to make. So I had to get out a piece of paper and give it a try.  I cut a full sheet of decorative paper from the "Halloween Nights" Specialty paper pack.

I scored my paper at 1", 2-7/8", 3-7/8" and 5-3/4".  You turn the paper clockwise and score at 1" and 5-1/2".  My measurements are different that what are on Stamp with Peg's post.  I tried her measurements and my box wasn't square.  

Fold all score line using a bone folder.  The top score folds down to there is a contrasting edge.  You can fold it inside but it looks better folded down in front.  

You do need to clip the bottom scores up to the 1" mark. The instructions tell you to tape the seams.  I prefer to glue them. It doesn't take long for the glue to set up. Use your bone folder to press the glue into the paper and let it set for a minute and it's ready to go.  I glued the side seam first and then the bottom flaps.  And that was it.  Decorate as desired!!!  It was SO much fun.

I used the "Cookie Cutter Halloween" set to decorate the front of my bag.  I was going to use a Halloween character but I opted for the scarecrow.  I can set it out now and leave it until after Thanksgiving (just before the tree goes up!).

I didn't have any current ribbon so I used the "Bow Builder" punch.  I thought it looked adorable on the bag.  So darn cute, huh?  

I colored the scarecrow in using markers.  I taped him to a scalloped oval and I set that in place on the bag using Dimensionals.  

I had a lot of fun making the bag and decorating it was even more fun!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hang Your Stocking Christmas Tags, Weekend Project

If you need some fun and quick tags, just grab the "Hang Your Stocking" set, some card stock and go play!

The trees were punched out using the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  I sprayed them green using a mister bottle with rubbing alcohol and inker inside.  You do need to spray the back of these pieces to get them soaked. If not then the centers could possibly remain white.  This paper has to be soaked because it's so thick.

The "to and from" are included in the set.

The second card was even easier.  I used the "Candy Cane Lane" Washi tape.  3 little strips and the tag was done!  I may be making a lot of Washi tape tags this year.  I have LOTS of retired Washi tape and I would sure LOVE to use it up!!!

These were fun and super easy to make.  

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 24, 2016

Rose Wonder, Blooms & Bliss, Birthday Card

Today I'm going to share with you a set of cards I made at Terri's fabulous Stamp a Stack.  

These were very fun and super quick cards to make. I LOVE Stamp a Stacks because you don't have to do anything but come and stamp, tape and assemble.  What a nice break that is!  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron card stock.  The decorative paper is from the "Blooms & Bliss" Designer Series Paper pack. 

We stamped the words on a piece of card stock that was cut using the "Lots of Labels" die.  I don't have that die.  I'm thinking I should get it but it's been out for a little while now and I'm afraid if I buy it now, it will retire in May.  I don't like taking that kind of risk with something that is pretty expensive.  So, I'll wait to see what else is in the catalog next year.  

We punched out the flower using the "Petite Petals" punch and we added a little pearl to the center.

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set.  It's such a fun font, or I should say fonts. I like it when two different fonts are used on the same stamp.  

We taped the decorative paper down, added the "Lots of Labels" piece with the flower on it and that was it.  I told you it was super quick!!!  I had a great time and I have a few more cards to share with you in the upcoming days.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Card, Drapery Fold Technique

Finally a chance to play with my Halloween stamp set "Cookie Cutter Halloween." I have been busy with so many other projects that I have not been able to devote as much time to this fun set as I wished to.  But that's pretty true for many of the stamp sets I have, sad to say.

For this card I used the Drapery Fold technique. You can find that technique here.   It's very easy and fun to do. I LOVE the looks of it, plus I love that little space it creates at the bottom for words or an image. I used the "Happy Halloween" from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  A go to set for me!

I stamped the vampire and colored him in. I also stamped him on a piece of decorative paper and cut out the vest and taped it in place.  I added a few extra dots using Old Olive so I could tie the Old Olive color in with the card.

I used a piece of the "Halloween Nights" Washi tape on the top part of the card. I thought it could use a bit more color there.

I taped the vampire on a die cut Pumpkin Pie colored oval.  The oval was set in place using Dimensionals.  

This is a very fun and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hang Your Stocking Christmas Card

Of all the cards I've made using the "Stitched Stocking" set and "Christmas Stockings" Thinlits die, this is my favorite so far.  

The fun new embossing folder is called "Cable Knit".  It's a fun folder.  You do need to mist the card stock first or it will tear because it's so thick. It has a two layer feel in the texture. The large cables stand out higher than the knitted looking part.  You only use one plate in your Big Shot when you use this folder.

The decorative paper in the oval is from the "Warmth & Cheer" 6" x 6" paper stack.  

I added a little enamel dot to the center of the snowflake.

This was a fun and super easy card to make, and like I said before, it is my favorite (so far!!!).

Thank you SO much for visiting,
Wanda

Friday, October 21, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Treat

Next time you're at the grocery store, pick up a package of Nestle Crunch Fun-Size bars.  The bar (wrapper) measures 1" wide x 3-3/4" long. The candy bar inside is smaller than these measurements.  

I took a bar out of the bag and wrapped a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock around it to form a belly band.  My scrap piece measured 3/4" wide x 3" long.  I glued the bad together.  I didn't think tape would hold well enough. 3" long was a little short, 3-1/2" to 3-3/4" would be much better.  I glued it in the front of the candy bar so the back is just one smooth piece of card stock.  The image is going to hide the seams.

Next I stamped the cute little mummy.  He didn't have a lot of color to him so I added a red bow tie. Mummies are always less scary when they wear a bow tie, right?  LOL

I set the mummy in place using a few Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Just TOO darn cute!!  

If you are making these for your customers or students, the mummy and the skeleton are the quickest ones to stamp, punch, and set in place!!

I want to try it with the scare crow for a fall edible table decoration.  And I'm sure I will be adding more color to that one!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hang Your Stocking, Hershey Bar Pull, Candy Bar Gift Holder


I should have taken the picture of this on a lighter background.  You can't see the Hershey bar sticking out the top. 

This is a very fun candy bar pull.  I have some very easy instructions for you too so you can make your own.

Here I used the "Hang Your Stocking" set to make it.  I layered the decorative paper on the front. You don't need to decorate the back or sides.

I did take the paper fastener (brad) and heated it with the embossing heat tool.  I held it with a pliers.  I dipped it in the white embossing powder and I repeated this a couple more times. I wanted a nice thick coat of white on the fastener. Originally I was not going to do anything with it but when I set it on the paper, I thought it made the holder look cheap. So that is when I decided to color it with embossing powder.  I used a red enamel heart on the center of it.  I could have left it just white but I had the hearts and I thought it would look nice on there and it did!!

Here are the instructions to make them:

Cut card stock 5-1/2" x 6-1/2"
Score on the short side at:
   1-1/4", 1-1/2", 3-3/4", 4"
15" ribbon
Paper fastener embossed in 
   white
DSP 6-3/8" x 2-1/8"
DSP 1-3/4" x 3-1/4"
Card stock layer 2" x 3-1/2"
Dimensionals
Enamel heart
Glue
Double sided tape

Cut and score card stock.  Add DSP. Add small DSP and card stock layer.

Die cut stocking, set in place with Dimensionals.

Stamp words and die cut out with ovals.

Mark inside 3/4" down from center and poke hole for paper fastener

Attach words, insert paper fastener, go though holder and go through the front of holder,  go through the ribbon. You nay need to cut a little slit in the ribbon to get the fastener to go through. Lay ribbon down the inside of holder. Set candy bar on top. Bring ribbon over the candy bar and let the end of
the ribbon hang out the top. Glue holder shut. Tie a knot in the ribbon. Pull on ribbon and candy bar slides out.

These make great stocking stuffers.  They are also a great little gift for someone like the mail carrier, or the UPS driver, your favorite bank teller, a neighbor, the kiddies teacher, etc!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today and have fun making them!!
Wanda


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thoughts & Prayers Sympathy Card

Today I was in need of a sympathy card.  It was for a man so I was looking for something that was more masculine.  I do have some in my stash but I always like to make a fresh card. I rarely use what is in my stash, I usually end up just selling them to make room for new cards!!

So, here's what I ended up doing. I grabbed a piece of decorative paper from the "Serene Scenery" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack.  I LOVE those stacks because you get quite a variety of paper for your money.  

I loved how this paper looked and it seemed to be perfect for a sympathy card.

I used the words from the "Thoughts & Prayers" stamp set. 

I used Old Olive for the base of the card and added a layer of Always Artichoke. The words are done in Always Artichoke and I used Always Artichoke ink.

So now I'm off to write in it and head out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Happy Happenings Thank You and Birthday Card

Here are 3 of the fun cards I made at Terri's latest Stamp a Stack.  There is a sale going on with the decorative paper and we got to play with all of them at the Stamp a Stack. 

The paper here is the "Festive Birthday" Designer Series Paper.  It is indeed festive!! It's so colorful and cheery looking.

I made my cards into a birthday card and two thank you cards.  

The card base is cut 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". It's a quarter piece of card stock.  Then the top part is cut 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" using Tempting Turquoise. It's centered on the Crushed Curry card base.  There's a 4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock inside and a 4" x 4" piece of decorative paper on the outside.  

The words were stamped and punched out. They were set in place on top of a Pumpkin Pie circle and the circles are set in place using Dimensionals.

These were a lot of fun to make!!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Gingerbread Boy, Candy Band

I don't know what I was thinking when I was working on this little gift.  I wanted to make a Halloween gift.  I guess I just saw the finished gingerbread boy image and ran with it.  I do like how it turned out but it wasn't what I wanted.

Anyway, to make this you only need a few things.  I took 5 pieces of pre-wrapped licorice and "tied" them together with some "Candy Cane" Washi tape.  Then I added the decorate paper label.  I set the gingerbread boy in place using Dimensionals.

These are super easy to make and they're so cute.  I bet they'd look great with a Halloween theme!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hang Your Stocking, Christmas Stocking, Christmas Card


Here is another one of my favorite cards using the "Hang Your Stocking" stamp set and "Christmas Stocking" Thinlits. 

I LOVE the "Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions "Embossing Folder.  I almost forgot to mist it before I ran it through my Big Shot.  And I did forget that I only need one plate and it dawned on me when I couldn't get the thing to go through the machine at all.  Fortunately it's so big when you try it wrong that it won't hurt your machine!!  So I remove one plate and ran it though and out comes this pretty sweater looking paper!!  Here's a tip for you, don't trim your paper to your desired size until after you have embossed it.  This will shrink your paper a bit and you won't be happy with the size.

I used the oval Framelits and scalloped oval for the center of the card.  The words come with the set and were stamped using black Memento ink.  I taped it in place, I did not use Dimensionals on the oval piece.  

The stocking was die cut using the red glitter paper.  I used Garden Green card stock for the accent green and for the base of the card.

Before attaching the knitted piece to the base of the card, I added the Baker's Twine  and the red and green silky threads around it.  I taped them in place on the back and then I tied a knot on the front.  I like doing it that way, not because you save on the ribbon and threads, you don't save much at all.  I like it because I can slide that knot wherever I want to.  Here I slid it to the center, though I did try it on the left and the right.  

For a final touch I added a green enamel dot to the center of the snowflake and a green heart to the oval piece.

I did have fun making this card!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Jar of Love, Hair Gel Technique

Today I'm going to share with you a technique card I made at Terri's last Technique Night.  This is the "Hair Gel" technique.  I have never done this technique before.  I thought it was a fun technique to do but not sure if I would make anymore.  You can't mail them unless you actually go to the post office so they can stamp ORM-D on the envelope.  The bag the gel is in could become damaged and leak all over the place.  It's only hair gel, but they don't know that.  So you'd have to hand deliver a card like this, which is okay too.  As for me, I don't think I will make anymore. But I am going to post the directions on here because you never know.  I might want to do it again if I see something that looks like it should be under water!!! LOL

To make this we stamped the jar from the "Jar of Love" set.  Then we used the die that came with it and cut out the center of the jar.

Next we put some hair gel in a plastic cup and added a little inker to give it some color.  We stirred gently.  If you stir too fast, you can get too many bubbles in it. We used the bags that Stampin' Up! sells and added a spoonful of hair gel.  Try to work out as many bubbles as possible.  Then we folded and taped and folded and taped and folded and taped the bag so it wouldn't leak.  I've seen these done with small zip bags too.  If I were to make another one, I would use the zip bags.  But Stampin' Up! demonstrators would probably use the other method because they can promote the plastic bags that Stampin' Up! sells.

Once the bag was taped so it wouldn't leak, we taped it to the back of the jar piece.  There is a Whisper White piece of card stock behind the jar piece that is cut the same size as the jar image (3-1/2" x 2-1/2").  Then that piece was set in place on the blank piece using Dimensionals.  Then the whole thing was set in place on top of the decorative paper and textured card stock.

I added some half round pearls to mine, only because I had picked up the block with the fish on it and someone had gotten ink all over it.  I wasn't aware of it and I touched my card.  So I hid those little marks of orange ink with the pearls.  It fit with the theme of the card, and had I not told you why they were there you would have thought they went with the design of the card.  Am I right?  LOL

That was pretty much it.  It's a very quick and simple technique to do, just a little messy.  Oh and it smelled pretty!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 14, 2016

Hang Your Stocking, Christmas Stockings, Candy Cane Lane Decorative Paper Christmas Card

I had some fun playing with the "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  The background on this paper is not one of my favorites, I rarely use the Crumb Cake card stock, but I do like it on this layout.  How fun!!!

I cut my DSP 2-1/4" x 4-1/4".  I cut two of them.  For the Real Red layers, I cut them 1/8" larger.  I used the oval die and oval scalloped die for the stocking to be attached to.

I die cut the stocking using the swirly stocking, the solid stocking, the toe and heal dies and the cuff.

For that cute little bow on the stocking, I took the red glittery piece off the Baker's Twine and tied it in a little bow and trimmed it up.  Well, it's not actually a bow.  I just took pieces and tied them together and trimmed them.  I just saved my scrap pieces of twine and removed the white twine and kept the red part.  I thought it was a new and different touch to a card!! I set the stocking in place using Dimensionals.  The oval was set in place with Dimensionals too.

This was a super simple card to make.  The most difficult part was tying the red fringy stuff together, and it really wasn't that bad to do.  But everything else on the card was super simple!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wetlands, Thinking of You Card, Pop of Pink Washi Tape

Do you need a card quickly?  Grab your Washi tape and you're half way there!

I used the "Pop of Pink" Washi tape and tied some gold thread around the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of card stock.

I stamped the words from the "Wetlands" set and punched them out with the label punch. I also punched out a Melon Mambo piece and cut it in half. I did trim the center edges so they wouldn't show from the front.  I taped them to the word panel and set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  

I set the panel in place using Dimensionals as well.  The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.

And that was it. I was able to get the card made and out in the mail before the mail carrier arrived!!!  Yay!!!

So, if you need quick card or just want to make a quick card, just grab your Washi tape and have dome fun!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hang Your Stocking, Christmas Stockings, Christmas Card

Okay, I'm liking this card too.  I think it's because it's in the fun and festive red, green and white that I typically find appealing at Christmas time!

I used some new "Fancy Frost" Specialty Designer Series Paper.  That pack has some great textures in it.  This paper allows you to put a card together in no time. The background is already done!!!  Gotta love that!

For this card I thought I would not fill in the snowflake on the stocking.  I set it in place on a piece of decorative paper from the "Warmth & Cheer" 6" x 6" Paper Stack.  There's lots of pages in those little stacks!!! I have yet to use one up!

I added a piece of the new red ribbon.  The square that the stocking is set on was put in place using Dimensionals.  The measurements on that square is 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" for the Real Red piece and 2-1/4" x 3" for the decorative paper.

The words were stamped in Real Red and die cut with the oval Framelits. The Garden Green layer behind it was cut using a scallop oval Framelit.

Click on the photo and you can see the little clear enamel dot in the center of the snowflake.  

This was a quick, fun and very festive card to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Star of Light, Christmas Card

My friend Katie left me with her "Star of Light" stamp set and matching dies for an hour or so!!  I looked through the net to find something that would catch my eye using this set and this is what I found on Pinterest.  Though the original card had some glitter paper on each side, under the front panel.  At least that is what it appeared to me to look like. You can see the original card here.

This was a very simple card to make and it would still be simple with the pieces of glitter paper on each side. I'm okay without it on this card, it makes it a more clean and simple looking card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

The focal panel was cut out using the starburst die.  Then the words were stamped using Versa Mark and silver embossing powder.

The star in the center was die cut using silver glitter paper.  A rhinestone was added to the center. That focal panel was set in place using Dimensionals.  And that was pretty much it.  I told you it was simple!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda




Monday, October 10, 2016

Hang Your Stocking Christmas Card

This card is right out of the 2016 Holiday catalog on page 15. It's easy enough to figure out and super easy to make.

Click on the photo so you can see the adorable metal holly charm. 

And once again, I used stamps to make this card.  Stamps and the dies!!!  I am so stuck on using glitter paper so when it comes to using card stock, I think it looks dull.  But when I make a few with just card stock I'm okay with it. But I have to move the glitter paper out of the way or it will catch my eye and I'll think the card stock looks dull!!! LOL

This was a fun card to make, go to page 15 in the holiday catalog and make one your self!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 09, 2016

September 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternate Halloween Card

Here is another fun card I found on Pinterest using the September 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I think it's fun to find these little gems using the stamps from a kit to make additional or alternate cards.  Though this set contained the test tubes, I didn't find it necessary to go looking for something else to make instead of what was in the kit.  When I find these little gems, I like to try to reproduce them.

I pretty much copied this as I saw it on Pinterest but I did add a black frame around the words, I thought it needed a that.

This was a fun and easy card to make.

I used Crumb Cake card stock and ink.  The ink on the pumpkins was stamped off once and then the bottom part of the pumpkin was inked regular.

The pumpkin in the circle was done using Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie.  The circle layer is Garden Green.  I set it in place with Dimensionals.  Behind that was some left over linen thread from the kit.  The words are also set in place using Dimensionals.  The rest of the layered items were just taped in place.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

  

Saturday, October 08, 2016

September 2016 Paper Pumpkin Friendship Card Alternate

Here's a little gem I found on Pinterest.  I didn't change the card much at all.  I LOVED the look of this card and it was made with things left over in the September 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit. This kit had the 16 test tubes in it to decorate and fill with your own candy.  I had fun with the test tubes and I had fun making this card too!!! You can see the original card here.  

The sunflower image is included in the kit. The background was done using the petals image from the sunflower. I used it on an entire quarter sheet of card stock.  That way I could make 2 cards.
The striped looking paper in the middle is actually the sticky strip pieces from the kit.  The only thing different I did with this card was I trimmed the end of one of the strips so the color bands continued to alternate so it looked like one piece instead of 2.  

The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock. The colored top part is Crushed Curry and Crushed Curry ink was used to stamp the petals.  Then Pumpkin Pie ink was used in the center of the flower at the bottom.  The words from the kit were stamped using Old Olive ink.  And that was it.  SUPER easy and extremely fun!!! I had a great time making this card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Friday, October 07, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Card

This was a very fun card to make (copy!). The original was made by Sandy at the "Stamp n' Scrap Shop".  I was thrilled to find out that I had most of the stuff to make it.  I think the only thing I didn't have was the black and white Baker's Twine.  All I had was black, so I just made do with what I had. 

I did add Pear Pizzazz marker to the skeleton's eyes.  I thought it could use a bit of color.

The brick paper is from the "Halloween Night" Specialty Paper pack.  There's LOTS of fun papers in that pack.

I remember when I was looking at the cute gingerbread boy shaped punch, I was only going to buy that.  But then I thought I should get the "Cookie Cutter Halloween" set. It was just too cute, plus it was in a bundle so I could save some money on it.  And paging further through the Holiday Catalog, I found the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set and had to get it as well.  I don't have any plans on playing with it this week, I have other thing going on. Hopefully next week.  I know it's a bit early for Christmas stuff, but I get Christmas sets and I don't end up playing with them enough and then at the end of December they are retired.  So, I'm going to try to play with all of my new holiday stuff until I feel like I've played with it enough or until I'm sick of playing with them!!!   It could happen, not very likely, but it could!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Hang Your Stocking Noel Christmas Card

This card is a little too busy for me.  I think it's that striped background that is the problem. 

The Noel is from the "Christmas Stockings" Thinlits dies.  I cut the letters off from the line they were attached to.  I had used the red glitter paper to do the letters.

The stockings were cut using the small stocking die and the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.

I set the letters in place with Dimensionals. They sit on a circle and a scalloped circle which are taped directly onto the decorative paper.  That busy paper came from the "Presents & Pinecones" Designer Series Paper pack.

I added a strip of "Candy Cane Lane" Washi tape and tied a couple of pieces of Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine around the card.  And to finish it off I added a couple enamel dots.

A very simple, quick and busy card!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Halloween Card

Here's a fun card I came up with some left over stuff from the September 2016 Paper Pumpkin.

I just stamped the pumpkin on two of the hexagon pieces and the "Happy Halloween to you" on another one.  I had set them in place with Dimensionals. I used the extra strips on the background layer.

That background layer is a piece of Smoky Slate and I stamped the "Happy Halloween to you" using Smoky Slate ink.  I cut it 4" x 5-1/4".  I used a folded half sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock for the base of the card. And that was it.  Super simple. Super fun!!!  Oh and it was super quick too!  I loved it that Stampin' Up! added a lot of extra pieces in the kit.  It's a fun one!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Hang Your Stocking Christmas Card and Spray Technique

It's always good to play with the other images in the stamp set.  I don't often do that.  I tend to play with the few I really like and don't bother with the other images. So today I thought I would give some of those other images a try!!! Like that little stamped stocking.  I've been playing a lot with the Thinlits and not so much with the stamping.

This card has a lot of fun elements.  I used a jingle bell, some red Baker's Twine, a paper doily and pompom ribbon.  

For my technique here, I took some rubbing alcohol and put it in a misting bottle.  I added about 10 to 15 drops of Emerald Envy inker, shook it up to mix it and sprayed the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper. If you don't completely saturate the paper, the center will remain white to light color. I even turned my pieces over and sprayed the back to get a better saturation.  If you are going to use this on your card, do it first so it has time to dry while you work on your card.  What's fun about this is, you have lots of different colors of inkers, that means you have lots of different colors of glitter paper!!!!  How fun is that?  Imagine the doors that just opened up here!!!  

The base of my card is Basic Black.  A non traditional Christmas color for a card.  Crumb Cake was the layer on top.  My decorative paper came from the "Candy Cane Lane" Designer Series Paper pack.  It was a fun card to make!!! I love the busyness of it!  It keeps my eye moving around the card.

This was one of the cards I made for Terri's FABULOUS Holiday Extravaganza.  I was SO happy to be a part of it!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Monday, October 03, 2016

September 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

September's Paper Pumpkin kit was SO much fun.  I LOVED the idea of using the test tubes and decorating them. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them but I'm sure I will find 16 people to give them to!! Filled with candy of course!!!

The kit came with some twine you tie in a bow at the top. There is striped strips that you stick on the tube.  Then you stamp the elongated hexagons.  Some of them have a design at the top and some are blank.  You set them in place with glue dots and that's it.  Well, you should fill them with something fun and yummy!!!

There's lots of pieces left over to stamp on and make card elements with.  I have a couple more cards I'll be showing you soon.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Hang Your Stocking Christmas Card

This was a very fun card to make.  I wanted my background smooth but yet I wanted some color on it.  So I had stamped the snowflakes from the "Hang Your Stocking" set but I didn't think it was enough color. So I took a misting bottle and added rubbing alcohol and some Emerald Green inker.  I shook it up until it was mixed well.  I sprayed the paper and let it dry.  It was just enough of a splash of green to give the background the bit of color I was hoping for.  Click on the photo to see a closer view.

Next I worked on the strips of decorative paper.  I cut a strip and tore the ends. I taped it in place on the card. Then I worked up the cut doily piece.  I attached the doily to the paper strip and it was set in place with Dimensionals.  

I die cut the stocking using the glitter paper.  The leaves and berries were stamped and then die cut. 

The words were stamped using the Emerald Green ink pad. It was die cut and taped to a scalloped die cut circle of Real Red card stock.  The sparkly snowflake was taken from a red stocking I had die cut.  I save all the pieces from these die cuts!!!  Some I will be putting in recycling, but not yet!!!  Anyway, the words were set in place with Dimensionals.

I added some enamel shapes to the card for a little more bling and then I called it done!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 01, 2016

In the Meadow Spritz Your Color Technique

This is one of the cards I received in a swap using the "Spritz Your Color" technique.  You can find the instructions for this technique here.   

This card was made by Tanya.  She used the "Petal Burst" embossing folder for the background on the Flirty Flamingo card stock.  I do not know what colors she used for her spritzing but I can guess that they are the in colors, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, and Emerald Envy.

The tree is from the "In the Meadow" stamp set.  

This is a very fun technique to play with.  Grab your spritzer bottles, inkers, and rubbing alcohol and go have some fun!!

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda