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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Magic, Snowman Christmas Card

Oh my gosh!  This card was like a train wreck happening before my very eyes!!!

I didn't have a clue as to where I was going with this card.  All I knew was that I wanted to use that cute snowman from the "Christmas Magic" set.  A set I bought because of the snowman.  A set I didn't need.  And a set I won't have much time to play with at all.  Note to self:  "No more than 3 Christmas sets next year!!!"  I always say I'm not going to buy a bunch of sets and then I do it anyway. Hopefully next year the Holiday Catalog won't be so painful!!! LOL

Anyway.  I had bought the pack of "Seasonal Decorative Masks".  I'm finding it a mistake too.  But I thought I should try to play with it.  I used the circles, a piece of Emerald Envy card stock and Emerald Envy ink. I sponged the ink on the mask and got this dotted background.  I thought it would be quicker than using the "Falling Snow" texture folder.  It's not. Plus now I have to clean the mask!  

Okay, moving on.  I stamped, colored and cut out the snowman. I layered him in Emerald Envy and Real Red card stock.  

I used some fun decorative paper as a side layer for some contrast.  I used the "Merry Wishes" from the "Christmas Magic" set.  

They all can't be winners!!!  Tomorrow I will have something more fun for you!!!

Thank you for hanging in there today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Merry Tags Framelits Die, Christmas Card

Isn't this just an absolutely stunning card?  This is one that we made at Terri's FABULOUS Holiday Stamp A Stack.  All of the cards were wonderful, but this was my favorite.

I LOVE this "Merry Tags" Framelits set.

The "Pine Bough" texture folder was used on the background.  Then the ornament was cut using the "Gold Foil" Sheets.  Behind it is a circle of the "Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer" paper.  We set that in place using Dimensionals.  I REALLY hope these Framelits make it in the 2017 catalog, I would love to use this image on my Christmas cards next year.  I would have them done by now!!!  I'm still working on ours.  I may not get them out until New Years eve at the rate I'm going.

There isn't a lot to this card but there doesn't need to be.  It's SO pretty and elegant looking.  Like I said before, it was my favorite!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, November 28, 2016

Star of Light, Christmas Card, Stamp a Stack

Today I am going to share with you another card I had made at Terri's FABULOUS Holiday Stamp a Stack.  She had such wonderful cards to make.  I had a great time playing with stamp sets I wanted but just couldn't buy because I bought too many as it was!!!  I did play with this set once before. My friend Katie bought it and I played with it for a couple of hours.  It was fun but I just couldn't buy it.  

For this card we used Marina Mist for the background and for the larger star.  The center star was cut using silver foil paper. We used marina mist ink on the front of the card.  We added a little of the Silver Metallic Thread, that was fun to play with. And in the center of the star we added a little rhinestone.  It's SO much prettier in person!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Reindeer Card, Corner Flip Technique

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  I pretty much copied it exactly like I saw it, except the strip piece of decorative paper on the bottom is a bit smaller.  That was all I had left, just tiny scraps, but I made it work!  You can see the original card here.   

The "Corner Flip" technique was used here.  This is a very fun and easy technique to do.  You can find the instructions for that technique here.  

The base of my card is Real Red.  The "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) was used for the background. Oh, I did change the background image.  I didn't have enough of the one that was used on the original card.  

The strips of DSP on the bottom are also from the "Candy Cane Lane" paper pack.  As well as the mitten. I fussy cut it out of a piece of that DSP pack.  

The words are from the "Cookie Cutter Christmas set.  The reindeer is also from that set.  I cut him out of Crumb Cake and colored him using Chocolate Chip ink and a blender pen.  I did add a rhinestone to the red bow and to the center of the mitten.  I thought the card could use a little bling!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Santa Card

Today I found a fun card on Pinterest.  I had to copy it!! You can see the original card here.  I'm not feeling very creative lately.  I spend too much time on Pinterest and finding things that I like so I just copy them. But then again, there are times where I create from the card I see or change it so much it becomes an original.  Plus, I like it so it must mean that had someone else not created it, I may have!!! Are you buying that?  LOL

Anyway, I thought this card was adorable, so I tried to recreate it.  I did change the wording. I did have those words in the original card but I wanted to use the "Merry Wishes" from the "Oh, What Fun" set.  

I used some fun textured white card stock behind Santa. I colored him in using markers.  I didn't have any red baker's twine so I used red DMC floss.

The base of the card is Crumb Cake.  The strip to the left is from the "Candy Cane Lane" Designer Paper Series pack.

I set the Santa in place using Dimensionals and the panel he is on was set in place with Dimensionals as well.

I LOVE the pom pom on the top of his hat!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, November 25, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Reindeer Christmas Card

I got my inspiration for this card from one I saw on Pinterest. You can see that card here.  I did change it a little.  I added the Cucumber Crush layer behind the Whisper White.  I added a Cucumber Crush bow instead of a red one.  I changed the wording (mostly because I didn't have the ones used in the original card and I also changed the color of the words from Real Red to Cucumber Crush.  I also tilted the head of the reindeer.

I used Real Red for the base of my card.  Then I added a layer of "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper.  I used the Dies that match the "Swirly Bird" set and made the Real Red squiggly circle.  

The reindeer is from the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set and I stamped him using Crumb Cake card stock.  I colored him in with Chocolate Chip ink and a blender pen.  I used the Real Red marker for the nose.

I thought it was a cute card.  I needed to try something different from the set.  I keep using the Gingerbread Boy image.  I just LOVE that one the most!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Thanksgiving Card

This is the last time I will be using the "Cookie Cutter Halloween" set.  I LOVED this set.  It had such fun Halloween images plus this adorable scarecrow for all of fall!!  Including Thanksgiving.  I didn't have any actual Thanksgiving stamp sets so I thought I could work this scarecrow in and use up a little more of the "Halloween Nights" Decorative Series Paper.  I was pretty good about using it this season!!!  No more hoarding. If I run out, I run out.  If I run out early and still like it, I'll order more!!!

I colored the scarecrow in using Markers. I did use a marker and a blender pen on the face.  I didn't have any black Baker's Twine, so I used some black DMC embroidery floss.

The words are from my computer.  I printed them out and I used the RGB code for the Tangerine Tango color.  It looks pretty close.  Though looking at the photo now, I wished I would have printed them out in Black instead.   I set the ovals in place with Dimensionals and I set the scarecrow in place with Dimensionals.

This was a fun card to make and I'm going to miss this little guy!!

Thank you SO much for visiting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Perfect Pines, Christmas Card, Stamp a Stack

Today I am sharing with you one of the sets of cards I made at Terri's FABULOUS Stamp-a-Stack.  She is such a creative person. 

These were very fun to make.  I LOVE it when the Decorative Series Paper (DSP) is uses for most of the background.  It allows the image to be more focused upon.

Here we used the tree from the "Peaceful Pines" stamp set.  We stamped it using Garden Green ink.  A star was put at the top and then the image was layered. 

The DSP is from the "This Christmas" pack.  It's such a fun pack.  I didn't purchase any of that, I had gotten the "Candy Cane Lane" DSP and just couldn't buy any more!!!  

It was super easy and super fun.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Hampton Art Snowman Card

A couple of weeks ago I was shopping at Michael's.  I just needed a berry spray for a Christmas project.  But I ended up wandering around the store and found some fun stamp sets.  I don't usually buy anything but Stampin' Up! sets, but I am a sucker for snowmen and when I saw this little guy, I knew I had to have it.  Actually I saw it the day before Halloween but I didn't buy it.  I talked myself out of it.  But when I went back a week later, I did look for it. It had been moved but I did find it.  There was a sale going on too, buy one get one at half off.  Which really amounts to 25% off their stamp sets.  I suppose that doesn't sound as impressive as buy one get one half off.  But for those of us who know our math, it's really 25% off!!! LOL

This set is by Hampton Art.  It doesn't have a name.  It's an 8 piece snowman set.  It has 3 dies, the snowman one and two snowflake ones.  There's two snowmen in it, the one shown here and one almost like it holding a gift and he's smiling with his eyes closed.  He's cute too!  And the words "Warm wishes for a merry Christmas".  Plus there's two little snowflake images.  I used them on the background behind the snowman.  I stamped them very lightly.  You may need to click on the photo to see them.  

What is fun about this set is, it comes with a die to cut out the snowmen!!!  The very thing that Stampin' Up! has spoiled me with!!!

I will have my usual card later today, so stay tuned.  Bonus day, two cards!!!

Thank you SO much for indulging me!!
Wanda

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Reindeer Christmas Card

This "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set has some fun images in it.  This is the first time I've used the reindeer image.  I have not used the Eskimo one yet.  I have used the gingerbread boy and Santa. I think I only used the Santa once.  I will have to play with him a bit more.  I'm hoping this set carries over to the next catalog and they bring in a bunny and other characters.  Maybe some girls and boys and a punch for their hair!!! Wouldn't that be fun?  I hope it doesn't retire.  But if it does, I will be hanging onto mine for a while longer.

Okay, lets talk about my card.  After all, this blog is all about me!!! LOL  This was a fun card to make. It's also a very easy one.  I found it on Pinterest.  I didn't change a think, I had everything to make it as is andI was glad, because I really liked it the way it was!!! You can see the original card here.  I used the knit folder to make the background.  I spritzed the card stock and ran it through the Big Shot.  While it was drying, I worked on the other parts of the card.

I stamped the reindeer using Crumb Cake card stock. I colored it in using a blender pen and Crumb Cake ink.  I used Chocolate Chip ink on the antlers and a little on the highlights of the face.  I used Pirouette Pink on the inside of the ears and Real Red on the nose.  

I used the circle dies to cut out the 3 layers of circles the reindeer is set on.  The reindeer was set in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set. I stamped them in Real Red and punched it out.  I set them in place using Dimensionals as well.

This reindeer is SO darn cute.  I bought some malted milk balls yesterday.  I plan on making some reindeer noses candy packs.  And of course, I will share it with you when I'm done!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Hang Your Stocking, Gingerbread Boy Card


I had taken a photo of a card using the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set.  My card didn't turn out like the original. Which is okay and also makes this card an original!!!

I used Early Espresso for the base of the card, mostly because that is what is used on the tiny images in the "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  

I used the "Falling Snow" embossing folder on the Whisper White layer.  Then the layer behind the DSP is from the "Candy Cane Lane" pack. 

The gingerbread boy was stamped using Early Espresso ink.  It's a VERY dark brown but it looks black in the photo.  There is no Basic Black used on this card.  I set the words and the gingerbread boy in place using Dimensionals.  

It was a fun and easy card to make.  I wished I would have seen this one before I figured out our Christmas card.  It has a lot of pieces to it and it is taking a lot of time to make.  UGH!  Why do I always do that?  To make the first one was no big deal.  But when you have to make a bunch of them, well, it not only takes a lot of time but it also gets a little boring!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 20, 2016

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

I took a picture of this card at Terri's "Holiday Extravaganza in September.  It was on Shelley's display boards.  I did change the card a little, only because I didn't have the wording she used.

Her card read "wishing you a sweet season".  It was stamped in black and stamped before it was textured.  She had the star to the left of the wording.  Mine is kind of the opposite.  I am saying kind of because my wording is on a separate piece of card stock and it's layered. Hers was directly on the background piece.  

I tried to out the star to the left, near the left edge but when I set the wording on the card, it looked out of place.  It wasn't making my eyes move around the card. It kind of got stuck in the top center of the card.  So I moved the words to the left and then set part of the star on top of it and I liked that SO much better.  So, like I said, it's kind of like Shelley's card, but not!

It was a fun card to make.  I'm glad I wasn't making a lot of them because the little images were from the "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper and were cut by hand.  I'm not so fond of fussy cutting anymore!!  

I didn't have enough Real Red Baker's Twine so I went in my sewing stuff and found some DMC floss in red and used it.  It doesn't match the Real Red twine but it worked just the same.  Sometimes you gotta do what ya gotta do!!

I think it's an adorable card!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tin of Tags, Christmas Cards, Stamp A Stack

Last week I was at Terri's Holiday Stamp a Stack. These are one of 5 sets of cards we made. For this set we used the "Tin of Tags" set for the wording.  The decorative paper is from the "Presents & Pinecones" pack.  

We stamped the words on the tag we punched out.  Then we added a piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

These were very quick and simple to make.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda
 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Layering Love, Flourishing Phrases, Elegant Butterfly, Wedding or Anniversary Card, Background Technique

Today's card is one I did last month at Terri's Stamp a Stack.  It was fun to play with the stamping blocks.  I have not done this technique before.  I found it fun, interesting, creative and even a bit messy!!!  

We took the largest clear block and inked it up with Smoky Slate.  Then we set our card stock (Smoky Slate) on top, covered it with a scrap piece of paper and rubbed across it to get the ink to transfer to the card stock.  That was pretty much it. Each one looked different and I thought it gave the card stock the look of suede.  

We used the "Fancy Frost" Specialty Paper for the white strip.  The butterflies were punched using the "Elegant Butterfly" punch and we used the Gold, Silver, and Copper colored Foil Sheets.  We added pearls down the center of each butterfly. They were set in place using Dimensionals.  It's a pretty simple card and yet elegant.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Touches of Texture, Thinking of You Card

I was in need of get well cards.  So I looked through my stamp sets and I thought I would play with the "Touches of Texture" set.  I have not played with it much. It's got lots of fun images in it and it's a big set.  I keep the two containers rubber banded together so when I grab the set off the shelf I have all of it at my worktable.

For my card I used the flower image.  I stamped it using black, Memento ink.  I stamped the stem with leaves using Old Olive ink.

I colored in the flower using a Blender Pen and Pumpkin Pie ink.  I colored in the leaves using Old Olive ink.  The words are from the "Wetlands" set.  I didn't have any get well wishes wording in any of my sets.  I sure do miss the Sincere Salutations set.  

I used a half of a doily.  Under the doily I used the dotted splatter image from the "Touches of Texture" set.  I used some Washi tape from the "Playful Pallet" and "Halloween Nights" spools.  It was nice to still be able to use some of that Halloween Washi tape. I end up with a ton of Washi tape after they retire.

The words were set in place using Dimensionals.  Everything else was just taped in place.

These were fun and easy to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fruit Stand Designer Paper, Flourishing Phrases, Birthday Cards

Today I am going to share with you some fun cards I made at Terri's October Stamp-a-Stack.  

It's difficult to see in the photo but the card opens where the white piece ends on the front.  In other words, the front piece is not the apples and a strip of white.  The white is actually the inside of the card.  What a fun layout.  And the words hang over a little onto that white (inside) piece.

These were very fun and quick cards to make.  I made two birthday cards and one thank you card.  

I like this layout. I am going to have to try it again soon.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pivot Twist Pop-up Technique Cookie Cutter Christmas Card


Tonight I am teaching this technique at Terri's "Tuesday Technique Night" class.  I am SO looking forward to it.  This is one of those fun Pivot Twist Pop-up Techniques.

It's pretty easy to do, once you figure out what you are doing. My very first one turned out but the ones after that got better, easier and quicker to do.

I hate to do this to you but I'm sending you to the link of the last card I made using this technique.  I want you to go there because I've added some time saving tips.  That card is here.

When you are there and have read and made note of the tips then go to the link that is on there to see how to do the technique.  You will find it rather easy.  I had viewed many video's on how to do this technique but I found the one I've linked there to be the easiest.  Some were complicated and wanted you to trim up the mechanism.  I didn't want to do any trimming, I didn't want to trim off too much or find later that I should have trimmed more because it's hanging over the edge.  So when I found one you didn't need to trim up, I was hooked.  I worked with it, worked through any issues and then shared it with you.

For my card I used the "Falling Snow" embossing folder.  I used the "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper, and I used the Gingerbread boy from the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set and matching punch.  That punch is why you are seeing 4 gingerbread boys.  If I had to cut them by hand there would probably only be 2 of them!!! LOL 

I hope you give this technique a try!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda



Monday, November 14, 2016

Cookie Cutter, Hang Your Stocking, Candy Cane Lane, Christmas Card

Here's a fun card I found on Pinterest that I had to copy. Mostly because I had the pieces to make it plus I did like it VERY much!  You can see the original card here.  

I did change a couple of things on the card.  The original card has the base of it being Real Red.  I made mine Crumb Cake.  I thought it looked better that way to me.  And the words were not only different but I set them in place using the oval dies and Dimensionals.  When you add words to a textured background, you need to do the words first and then the texture.  Stamping on texture is very difficult. So I decided to avoid that whole mess by just stamping the words separate and adding them as a layered piece.  

this card is just TOO cute.  I want to play more with this adorable set!

Thank you ever so much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Wrapped in Warmth Candy Cane Lane Christmas Card

Today I am going to share with you one of the cards I made at Terri's fun Holiday Stamp-a-Stack.  We made all holiday cards and they were all fun and fabulous!

For this card we used a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  We added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Real Red card stock.

On the left we added a strip of "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  Next we added the doily.

We cut out the gingerbread house by hand. That image came from the "Candy Cane Lane" DSP.  It was set in place using Dimensionals. 

It was a very fun, quick, easy and adorable card to make. And of course, in a Stamp-a-Stack we made 3 of one design.  The houses and the DSP were different from each card but all were from the "Candy Cane Lane" DSP pack.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Folded Origami Christmas Tree Technique Christmas Cards

This is the perfect time of year to learn a new technique like this! A paper folded Christmas tree. It's a very easy technique too!  

I took the largest circle framelit die that Stampin' Up! has and cut a piece of decorative paper.  One circle makes 2 trees. There's no need to measure to find center, just fold the paper in half and firmly burnish.  Then fold it the opposite way and firmly burnish that side.  Repeat a couple of times and then the paper will tear easily.  

Fold the paper as the directions here show you how.  

It's super simple and so cute.  I do like how these instructions show you how to trim up the bottom. I think it makes the tree look more level. even and straighter.  You can see those instructions here.

This is the technique I am going to use for the swap next week. I'll share my finished card with you when I get it done!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, November 11, 2016

Hang Your Stocking, Christmas Stockings, Christmas Card

I found a fun card by Michelle at I Card Everyone.  It was not a Stampin' Up! image but that didn't stop me from trying to convert it.  Her card was made using a snowflake punch that not only punched the snowflake but the border all at the same time.  I couldn't find where it came from but that's okay, I can duplicate it (sort of).

For my card I used a snowflake from one of the stockings from the "Christmas Stockings" Thinlits.  I had cut it using the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  

I used the square Framelits to make the frame. I used the two together in the Big Shot.  They nestled well together, so I figured I'd just see what I got and I got what I wanted!!  A scalloped frame.  The original card is not scalloped.  

I stamped the words and snowflakes from the "Hang Your Stocking" set using Versa Mark and white embossing powder. My embossing shows up a bit vanilla/yellow here because of the lighting in my workroom. But that's okay, it helps you see it better.  But to see it even more clear, just click on the photo!!!

The blue background was done using some rubbing alcohol, a few drops of Marina Mist inker and a couple drops from my "Wink of Stella" painting pen.  I wanted a little sparkle to the blue background. I just spritzed the card stock and let it dry.  I used a square Framelit to cut a piece out to fit over the back of the frame.  I did trim up the ends of a few of the snowflake tips so they wouldn't make the frame bulge.

I taped the snowflake frame layers in place after I had done my embossing.

The top layer seemed a bit flimsy, plus it was kind of warped from heating it up, so I taped it to another piece of Whisper White card stock and trimmed it up.  I set that firm layer in place on a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  I think it's adorable!!! 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pivot Twist Pop-up Rose Wonder Garden Thank You Card

This card technique may look intimidating but it really isn't.  Not done this way. The one I found intimidating was the one where you had to trim up the mechanism after you constructed it.  These instructions have you making the mechanism different and when you fold it on the score lines, it's done!

There are some tips I have learned along the way and I'll share them with you here.  When you go to tape the mechanism piece in place, put the tape on the entire triangle using strong tape. Then set it in place on the inside of the card. Make sure you get the tip of that triangle right on the fold like of the card base.  The sticky side is facing you so you can move that piece around until it's centered. It doesn't have to be perfectly centered but close.  Then close the top of the card.  Next, open it up and tape the entire triangle on the other side and close the card.  If you have the tape facing you it makes it easier to move the piece around.  All of the other instructions I saw had you just taping it in place like you would a layer.  It didn't matter if you had the tape facing you, so that is how I do it.  And when you tape the valley, mountain, valley folded piece in place, you want to fold it in half. That way you can see center. Line it up with the edges of the mechanism piece and press in lace.  Open the piece up and adhere it to the other side.  Doing it this way will save you some frustration in getting that folded focal piece to be centered.  When you are done make that center fold a mountain fold again.  Close the card to test the mechanism. It should work perfectly!!!

You can see another card I made using this fun technique here and the link to the instructions can be found there as well.

When making these, keep in mind that you don't want a lot of bulk on the inside valley, mountain, valley folded piece.  It ha to close up and it's bulky enough.  


You can add decorative paper to the inside before you add the mechanism piece or you can add it later.  With this card, I cut two piece to fit the space below the mechanism piece.  Follow the video and use my tips and you will be whipping up these in no time!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Gingerbread Boy Christmas Card

Well, if I hadn't already decided on what I was going to make for our Christmas card this year, this would have been my card.  I LOVE how this cute little guy looks on the card. 

This was another easy card to make.  There's a few layers to it too! The base of the card is Real Red. Then a layer of Crumb Cake and then the Whisper White piece that was embossed with the "Falling Snow" embossing folder.

A 1" piece of "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper was used and a 1-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Real Red card stock was layered behind it and taped in place.  A piece of Real Red Baker's Twine was tied around it.

The gingerbread boy and words were set in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  You can see the original card here.  I used different wording because I didn't have the same ones used on the original card.

Such a cute card to put together quickly!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Gingerbread Christmas Card

I found a fun card to make on Pinterest. I LOVE gingerbread boys and this card caught my eye.  I used the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" stamp set and matching punch.  I LOVE it when sets come with punches, though the dies are nice, I can sit at my worktable with a punch and not have to get up to go to my Big Shot. Just lazy I guess!!

For this card I needed to stamp and punch 2 gingerbread boys.  I used the "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper on the left side of this card, with a layer of Basic Black card stock.

The words are from the "Hang Your Stocking" set.  I stamped a few of them before I returned the set.  I LOVED how those words looked.  Plus, I didn't have the ones that are on the original card, which you can see here.  I like how the card looks both ways.  The words and the gingerbread boys were set in place using Dimensionals.

This was a very quick and fun card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Monday, November 07, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Fall Treat Bag, Weekend Craft Project

I'm still using the "Cookie Cutter Halloween" stamp set and matching punch.  I think I've gotten my money's worth out that set now, but I think I may make one more fall card before the end of the month.  I just love this scarecrow image.  Plus I still have some decorative paper left from the "Halloween Nights" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) pack.  

I thought I would make a cookie gift bag.  I plan on baking some fall cookies and what a great way to share them with friends!!  I have not used the "Mini Treat Bag" thinlits die much but the things I have made with it, I did have a lot of fun!  It's also a great way to use up extra decorative papers!! This bag took 9" of the DSP.  When I cut mine sheets, I usually cut them to 6" x 6", so I used one and a half squares to make this bag.

The band in the front of the bag is really not a band but just a strip of scrap DSP that was already cut to fit.

I die cut a Pumpkin Pie oval and a Basic Black Scalloped oval.  I taped it in place on the front of the bag.  Then I stamped, punched and colored the scarecrow.  I set him in place using Dimensionals.

The words were done on the computer.  I didn't have any fall wording, other than a happy Thanksgiving from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set and I didn't want this to be a Thanksgiving bag.  So now and then you do need to use your computer to get the exact wording you'd like to use.  I trimmed it up and set a piece of Basic Black card stock behind it and trimmed that to fit.

And that was it! Super easy and a very fun bag to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Star of Light, Christmas Card

Today's card is a beautiful Christmas card using the "Star of Light" stamp set.  My friend Katie brought her set to my house and I played with it for a little while.  It's such a fun set.  I am SO in love with that tar and dotted swirl.  It's absolutely stunning.

For this card I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock for the base.  I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 5" x 3-3/4".

I embossed the star swirl and the words using Versa Mark and Gold embossing powder.

The star was cut using the matching die and gold foil paper.  To glue my star in place, I took some white craft glue and put some on a piece of waxed paper.  I folded the waxed paper in half and used my bone folder to spread the glue evenly across the waxed paper.  Then I opened it up and set the star on the glue. I took another piece of waxed paper and pressed it on top of the star to get a better coverage of glue on the back of the star.  I took off the top piece of waxed paper and tossed it. I picked up the piece of waxed paper with the glue on it and bent it a little so the star would pop up so I could remove it easily.  I set the star in place on my embossed piece. 

I put some Dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White focal piece and that was it.  Super easy and a very quick card to make.  Isn't it pretty?

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Hang Your Stocking Bag and Stencil Technique

This was a fun gift I gave to my friend Sue for giving me a ride to an event in September.  I wanted to make her something fun and different.  There's several fun things going on here.

First of all I used the "Cable Knit" embossing folder.  Be sure to mist it first so you get a nice crisp clean embossing look. It could tear your paper if you don't.  Oh and don't cut your card stock first, the embossing will shrink your paper a bit.

Once it's embossed, let it dry and then cut it.  In the meantime you can work on the other parts of this bag.  

I had some snowflakes left over from cutting out stockings from Dazzling Diamonds card stock.  I sporadically placed them on top of the bag.  I made a belly band.  That band has a strip of "Candy Cane Lane" Washi tape that was set on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut on the edges.  I added a piece of doily paper to the bottom of it. Then I attached it to the belly band.  

The Noel is from the "Hang your Stocking" set with matching die.  I cut it out using Dazzling Diamonds card stock.  I sprayed it with rubbing alcohol and Emerald Envy inker added to it.  I let it dry and then glued it in place.  I added a bow with 3 jingle bells attached. One of the jingle bells I colored with a red Sharpie marker.  

For the Pearson Mints, I used a fun technique.  I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and sponged the snowflake on.  To get the stencil for the snowflake, I punched out the stocking with the snowflake. I punched it using a Window sheet.  I taped the stocking back in place and left the snowflake off.  I just set the stencil on the card stock and sponged on the color.  Super easy!!!  I die cut it with the circle dies and I also die cut a Real Red scallop to go behind it.  I added a rhinestone to the center and that was it!!!  Wouldn't these be cute on your desk come Christmas time?

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, November 04, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Fall Scarecrow Card

I was surfing the net for more cards to make using the "Cookie Cutter Halloween" set.  I just feel like I need to get a little bit more use out of the set before I put it away.  I'm sure it will be retired.  Which is too bad, it's a very fun set to pay with.

I found this card at "Artistic Designs by Rachael." You can see her card here.    

I tried to find the words for this card but I didn't have them. Then I read that Rachael used her computer to type up the wording.  SO I grabbed a piece of card stock and put it in my computer. I found a color that was close to the Dapper Denim. I could have looked up the RGB code but I figured I could find something close and get by with it, and I did.

I used the "Gorgeous Grunge" splatter for the background.  I used Pumpkin Pie ink and on the Dapper Denim ink, I stamped off once (but not on the Pumpkin Pie color).  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock. A strip of Dapper Denim is added to the side and Whisper White is used to fill in the rest of the front.

A paper doily was added after the stamping.  A swirl from the "Swirly Scribbles" thinlits die wa added. 

I had to fussy cut the crow.  The strip that it is sitting on is a piece of the decorative "Hallowee Nights" paper.  I didn't have any orange ribbon.  The scarecrow was stamped, punched and colored and then added using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Super easy.  Super cute.  And super fun!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Woodland Embossing Folder, Fall Card, Accordion Technique


This card is one that was from last months Technique Tuesday Swap. It was made by Tanya.  

The "Woodland" embossing folder was used for the background.  I do not know what the name of the stamp set is where the leaves are from.  If you know, please let me know so I can update my post with the correct information.

The inside of the card is fun!  That is where the accordion technique comes in!  It's an easy technique and you can see how to do it by looking at my last post where I have the instructions.  Click here for those instructions.  You will be surprised at how easy this technique is to do.  Give it a try!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Spooky Fun Accordion Technique Halloween Card

Today I am going to share with you a fun card that Nancy made using the Accordion Fold Technique.  It's a simple technique to do and I LOVE how Nancy used it on her card. She used the "Spooky Fun" stamp set.  I bought the set but not the dies.  

For this technique you pick an item you want for the center of the inside of the card.  The number of item depends on the size of them.  There's 7 little bats in the center of this card. You fold your image in half and tape the edges to the next image. You need very sticky tape or better yet, glue.  You want to make sure they hold up well.  After you glue the images together, you affix them to the inside of the card. Again you will need something strong.  And that is it. Embellish your card as you wish!  Oh, I almost forgot.  You really want to use decorative papers for your images, card stock is too thick and your card could get extremely bulky.

Isn't it a fun and easy technique?  Have fun with it.  I have another sample to share with you.  I may add it tomorrow while the instructions are still fresh in your mind!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Fall Card Using the Cookie Cutter Halloween Set

I'm SO glad there is this cute little scarecrow in the "Cookie Cutter Halloween" set.  I didn't feel like I got to play with that set very much last month.  I had too many other things going on and it kind of got neglected.  So when it dawned on me that a scarecrow can be used all November, I was thrilled. Not that I'm going to make a scarecrow card every day in November!!!  I promise I won't!

This card was found on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  

I colored mine a little different but the background papers and layout is the same.  I think I liked it because of the papers.

It was a fun card to make.  I also sued the "Spooky Fun" set to make the pumpkins.  I didn't buy the dies that went with that set so I had to fussy cut the pumpkins, but it was worth it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda