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Monday, September 25, 2017

Special Celebration, Masculine Birthday Card

Don't you think one of those leaves from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit would look great on this card?  Make the word strip a bit thinner and add the leaf?? I might have to try that but not in the next few days, I will give you some time off from those leaves!!

Now if you are in need of a super quick masculine card, this is it.  I put this card together in less than 10 minutes, from start to finish.  And that included cleaning off the stamp and putting it away.  Yup, you read that right, I actually put it away!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. The wood pile image is from the 6" x 6" "Wood Texture" Designer Series Paper (DSP) stack.  

I cut a 1-5/8" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock for the layer and a 1-3/8" x 4" piece of Very Vanilla for the wording strip.  The words are from the "Special Celebrations" set and were stamped using Soft Suede ink.  I taped those two layers together and tied some linen thread around them and tied a knot.  No bows for a guys card.  I set that word panel in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  Oh and by the way, this wasn't my idea, I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here.  

But I do have to admit, this is one of the quickest cards I've ever made!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

Okay, this is my last Paper Pumpkin alternative card for a few days. I have a few more ideas but I want to work on some other fun sets for a little while.  I'll come back to this in a few days.  I have a couple more ideas but maybe by then I will have even more!!!  And if I don't, then I will be making duplicates of the ones I already created so I can use up the supplies in the kit!

So let's talk about this card. It's SUPER easy.  I just took the stack of leaves and tied the Baker's Twine into a bow. That came in the kit.  I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and wrapped the Baker's Twine around it 3 times and tied it in a knot.  

Next I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using Old Olive ink.  I added Dimensionals to the leaf bunch and set them in place over the Baker's Twine.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the focal piece and set it in place on a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock and that was it. The card was done in no time at all!  Super simple, quick and fun!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Raised Panel Technique

This is a very fun technique to do.  I especially LOVE the effect. The Decorative Series Paper (DSP) under the layers gives the card a very nice dimension.  And to use more of the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit here.  I LOVE this bunch of leaves and it's been fun using them on cards.  

The DSP used here is from the "Painted Autumn" pack.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Cajun Craze card stock. I also used Cajun Craze for the layer under the Very Vanilla.  And then the leaf cluster was added.  I forgot to stamp the words on before I set those panels in place using Dimensionals, so I had to stamp the words from the "Beautiful Boutique" set using Soft Suede ink and I layered it with a scalloped oval of Cajun Craze.  It's a fun and simple card to make. You can find the instructions here.  I was able to use a strip of DSP instead of a whole piece like I did on prior cards.  It's all in where you make your angle cut and how wide you make it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Friday, September 22, 2017

Special Celebrations, Masculine Birthday Card, Timeless Textures, September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card,

Here's another alternative card I made with the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I just LOVE the leaves but don't have a need for the pillow boxes or note cards, so I will be coming up with some alternative cards.  These are fun to put together and this was a very fun card to make.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock that I sponged the edges with Old Olive ink.

I used the "Timeless Textures" set for the background fun!  I used the grid image and Old Olive ink.  I stamped it partially off on the top right and bottom left.  Then I took what I refer to the coffee rings and Cajun Craze ink. I stamped once with solid ink and then I stamped again without re-inking.  I stamped that image 3 times on the front.  Then I took the dotted image and I used Soft Suede stamped off and just stamped a lot on the front, top and bottom. I said a lot because that image doesn't have very many dots, so to cover a big area you need to stamp a lot.  I used Crushed Curry for the leaf that came from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I thought the background could use a leaf.  I think it worked.  And finally I stamped the words from the "Special Celebrations" set using Soft Suede ink.  I set this piece in place on top of the card base using Dimensionals.

I had assembled my leaves earlier and now they are all just waiting for me to come up with an idea for the background for them!! I had set the leaf in place using Dimensionals. SO much fun!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Painted Autumn, September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Thank You Card

I received my September Paper Pumpkin kit. It has these adorable pillow boxes in it to decorate, plus note cards to go with them. I didn't need any pillow box gifts so I thought I would try something else.  I've never been a fan of note cards, but they are so easy to turn into a regular size card, so they were fine!  Except!...  When you cut the note card in half, you now have another piece to work with!!!  It's like they multiply!! LOL

For this card I played the Paper Pumpkin video on how to assemble the note card.  I had fun with it.  I LOVE the gold foil sticky leaf frame.  And once it's added on top of the pile of leaves, it creates a super elegant look.  I stuck with the leaf assembly in the video.  I even attached it to the front of the note card.  At this point, I wasn't sure where I was going with the card yet.  But after I finished it, I knew I wanted more than just a note card.  So I took a folded half sheet of Very Vanilla and cut 2" off the front edge.  

I took a piece of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the "Painted Autumn" pack.  I cut that piece 5" x 2".  I taped it in place. I was going to add the note card and it dawned on me that the note card opens and also the card, so I cut the note card in half and taped the left side to the left panel of the card front.  And that was it.  Kits are very fun to play with and to take off in a different direction with too.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Seasonal Chums, Creep it Real, Halloween Card, Double Dutch Door Technique

Tuesday night I was at Terri's Tuesday Technique night and this was the card I had made for the technique swap.  Last month the technique was the "Double Dutch Door". We learn the technique and then make cards and swap them the next month. So this was my card for the swap.

I used the Seasonal Chums for the pumpkin. I did not fussy cut him out but I did color him after I punched him out. I used the 1-3/4" circle punch for that. I used a scalloped die just a little bigger than the circle and die cut one out of Basic Black card stock. 

The instructions for the fold itself can be found here.  The bottom of mine didn't meet the top quite enough. The Very Vanilla on the inside shouldn't be showing through.  Not sure why that happened, but the next time I do this technique I will snug the bottom strip up to that line and trim away the excess at the bottom.  

The words are from the "Creep it Real" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.  The pumpkin piece was set in place using Dimensionals.  I used 3 small ones and only on the top half.  If you add more to the entire circle you will end up taping your card shut and that's not a good thing at all!

This was a fun card to make and the decorative paper from the "Painted Autumn" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) was perfect for this card. I didn't get any Halloween DSP so I had to make do with what I had!  And I think it worked out nicely!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Painted Harvest, Friendship Card, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Saturday I attended Terri's FABULOUS Stamping Extravaganza.  It was SO busy there! Lots of people coming to see all the new products and how they are used. Plus TONS of fun samples to see and take pictures of.  This is one of the samples I just had to take a picture of. I loved the colors of these flowers and the layout, so I just had to make one!

I used Marina Mist and Night of Navy for the flower colors. The center is Crumb Cake and the leaves are Pear Pizzazz.

The top flower was fussy cut (after I had stamped it so nicely on the card stock I realized it was cut out, which is ok, more practice lining up the images) and the leaves have a matching punch!  Ya gotta love that, I know I do.

The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Marina Mist.  I have not played with that color in a while.  The top layer is Whisper White and that is it for layering.  The top flower and all three of the leaf sets were put in place using Dimensionals.  I did cut some of the stem off on the bottom flowers to it didn't look too weird (like I didn't do a few days ago on a card and it did look weird).

I added some Marina Mist dots and the card was done!  It was SUPER easy and very fun to make and now I have a card that I saw at the Extravaganza that I liked!!!  And without stealing it!!  LOL  Just kidding, I don't do that!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, September 18, 2017

Santa's Suit, Oh What Fun, Christmas Card, 2017 Stmapin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Okay, one last Christmas card before I go back into fall mode.  I just couldn't resist. I got the idea in my head and it just wouldn't leave. Cyndi C., if you are reading this post, so much for me being "classy", huh?  LOL

This was fun to make. It has several layers.  I haven't made a card with lots of layers in a very long time.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Garden Green.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Christmas Around the World" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  On top of the DSP is a 4-1/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Gently Falling" embossing folder. And that piece was taped to a 4-1/2" x 3-1/4" piece of Garden Green.

The words are from the "Oh What Fun" set and they were stamped using Garden Green ink.  The Whisper White piece they were stamped on measures 3/4" x 3".  The Garden Green layer measures 1"  x 3".  Or shorter, there is a lot of it hidden behind Santa.  So you can grab some scraps and make them work!!  Santa was stamped using a 1-5/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Whisper White.  I stamped him using Basic Black ink.  I colored him in with markers.  Once the markers felt like they were dry, I took my x-acto knife and cut the flap on his P.J.'s open. I added a scrap piece of Powdered Pink card stock over the opening on the back. I took the Basic Black writer side of the marker and drew the butt cheek lines.  I taped him onto the Garden Green layer and I added Dimensionals to the top and bottom of that piece and set it in place to the right of the words.  And that was it.  I just couldn't help myself!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Santa's Suit, Oh What Fun, Christmas Card

I know it's a bit early for Christmas cards but I got this set and I couldn't help but play with it.  I LOVE that Santa beard, it's just too stinkin' cute.  And that's not the cutest image in the set!!! I had an idea and I just had to play with it!

This is a fun layout to play with too.  Here's how I did it.  I took a half sheet of Real Red card stock. It was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side.  The next layer is the plaid Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the "Christmas Around the World" 12" x 12" pack.  That piece was cut 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".  The next layer is a 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock. The next layer is a 3" x 4-1/8" piece of the "Christmas Around the World" DSP. And on top of that is a 2-7/8" x 4" piece of the Red Glimmer paper. Oh and you need a 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Whisper White to stamp on, plus some scrap Whisper White for the words.

To make the front of this card the easy way, place the glimmer paper and the smaller DSP on top of each other.  Add a little bit of tape somewhere around the area you think the hole will be punched.  You are doing this to hold the piece together while you punch.  You don't need to add tape, you can try to hold it tightly.  Once you have the two lined up, take the 1-1/4" circle punch and slide the paper in on the shorter end and line up the sides so they look even on each side of the punch. Punch out the circle. Next take the 1-3/8" circle punch and line up the glimmer paper and punch that hole so it's a little bigger.  And there you have it.  Now tape those two pieces together.  Add Dimensionals to the back, some snail tape to the 2-1/8" x 2-1/8" stamped piece and set side.

Next I stamped the beard using Basic Black ink.  I punched out a tiny piece of glimmer paper for the nose. You can use any of the pink colored card stock or Real Red will work too.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.  I stamped the words using Garden Green ink and the words from the "Oh What Fun" set. I used the oval die to cut it out along with a Garden Green scalloped oval.  I taped those two pieces together and added Dimensionals to the back of it. I set the words in place and then tied a piece of "Mini Tinsel Trim" and tied it around that panel.  

Tape the 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of Whisper White to the DSP.  Now you can add the glitter panel piece and you are done!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hearts Come Home, Hang Your Stocking, Christmas Card, Camera Lens Technique

Today I attended Terri's Stamping Extravaganza. Lots of demonstrators demoing the new items in the latest Holiday Catalog.  I was fun to be on the outside watching all the demos instead of demonstrating.  Though I do like the demonstrating part. But it was nice to change it up.  The room was full and no room for another demonstration table at all.  It was a fun time too!  I did order a snowflake embossing folder and a snowflake thinlit set.  Me and snowflakes!!!  LOL

Anyway, this was the card I brought for the display board.  Actually it was a contest where you were asked to bring a card that used all Stampin' Up! products and you were entered in some contest.  I did not put my name on the card, I didn't want to win, I just wanted a card for the display board!  This was a very fun card to make and pretty easy too.

I've heard this technique called the "Telescope" technique but when I look it up on the net, it's not like this.  I've also heard it called a "Camera Lens" technique.  I would believe that one more, because a telescope goes outward and a camera lens goes inward.  But I didn't find much under those words either.  So, I'm just calling it the "Camera Lens" technique and maybe it will catch on and everyone will be using it and calling it that! LOL

It's not all that difficult to do, even the lining up of the circles is not bad.  If you get it lined up and the edges are not straight, just trim them. No one is going to see it.  It's pretty difficult to mess this up. You can find the directions for this technique here

I will share a big tip with you though.  When adding the Dimensionals between the layers, set the layer in place first and gently bend back the top layer to add a Dimensional or two and then let go. Now your piece is in place and you can continue to add more Dimensionals without worrying about it moving.  That was the only issue I had encountered when I made my first one.  And it really wasn't a big deal, all I did was trim any card stock sticking out.  The only way you could tell that I did that was to take the card apart!  Now tell me, who does that? I certainly don't.

The houses are from the "Hearts Come Home" set. I die cut them using the Dazzling Diamonds sparkly paper.  That is such pretty paper.  Then I had some snowflakes and a "Noel" from the "Hang Your Stockings" set and I spritzed them with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Tempting Turquoise ink.  I immediately blotted the pieces off, I didn't want them real dark. I had tried a Soft Sky snowflake but it was too light, it looked more dirty than blue.  I like how the color turned out so I ran with it.  I taped the house piece in place on top of the textured layer and I added snowflakes where I thought they would look the best and the final thing I added was the "Noel" and the card was done.  I had fun making it was was excited to bring it for the display board.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda




Friday, September 15, 2017

Masculine Sympathy Card, Stamping Techniques

This is one of the cards I received in Terri's Tuesday Technique Night swap.  This card was made by Tanya.  I'm not sure what set the birds are from but the chair is from the "Colorful Seasons" "Seasonal Layers" Thinlits.

The technique used here is the "Rubber Band" technique.  You can see another card I had made and how the technique is done by clicking here. It's a very fun and easy technique to do and it's very versatile.  You can do a lot of things with this technique.  

I'm not sure what category to put this in. It kind of looks like a sympathy card to me, a masculine sympathy card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Painted Harvest, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

Oh, oh.  I think I may have a new favorite stamp set!!! LOL I just love playing with this set.  And this fun paper too.  The paper is from the "Painted Autumn" Designer Series Paper" pack.  I cut my strip 2-1/8" x 5-1/4".  I taped it in place on top of a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the flower using Pumpkin Pie ink on the larger back leaves image.  Then I stamped the center leaves using Tangerine Tango.  I added some Cajun Craze marker to the center ring of the stamp before I stamped it on the larger flower image.  This stamp has a lot of detail on it's own.  I probably should have stamped the Pumpkin Pie in the center part and the Tangerine Tango on the outer leaves.  Oh well, this is how we learn, right?

The center was stamped using Soft Suede stamped off once.  I tried Crumb Cake but it was too light.  

The leaves were stamped using Pear Pizzazz card stock and ink.  Oh and get this, there's a matching punch to go with it!!! YAY.  Since I did spend a few minutes fussy cutting the flower, I caught a break with the leaves!

I used the dotted stamp and stamped some Soft Suede dots all over the place.  The dots were stamped off once and then stamped on the card stock.  I also added some So Saffron dots, those I didn't stamp off, but I did stamp on other areas without inking, so in a sense I did stamp off!

I added Dimensionals to the back of the fussy cut flower and stuck the leaves on them before I set the flower in place.  I didn't like what I saw, so I stamped the center of the flower again and this time I cut it out and set it in place with Dimensionals.  I added Wink of Stella to the tips and edges of the leaves and the tips of the flower.  I also ran some around the edges of the flower center.

The wordsa are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and I used Soft Suede to stamp them.  And that was it.  Super fun and easy.  The flower did take a little bit of time fussy cutting it but when I am excited to make something or there is something good playing on tv, I don't mind fussy cutting at all! Oh and when I only have to do one! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Painted Harvest, Rose Wonder, Birthday Card

I got some fun stamps yesterday and I couldn't wait to play with them today.  I found this card on Pinterest.  I did not do as good of a job as the original designer did, but I had fun with it anyway!  You can see the original card here.

This card has no layers.  Not a single one!!!  I have not made a no layer card in a very long time!  

To make this card I took the larger flower image and stamped it three times using Soft Sky ink.  Inking each time.  Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig for this or a MISTI.  Next stamp the second smaller flower part three times, inking each time.  

Next I stamped the center using Crumb Cake ink and the flower center image.  There's a dotted image and I used that one a few times around the card and in the center of the flowers. I used it straight off the pad and got a couple more stampes out of it before I inked it again. Then I switched to So Saffron ink and added some yellow dots the same way I did with the Crumb Cake ones.

Then I stamped the leaves.  That is what made my card look uglier than the original card.  I have to much stem showing.  I used Pear Pizzazz ink and stamped off once.

The original card showed Wink of Stella on the card. I ran out but when I get some I'm going to be adding it to my card.

The words were stamped using Basic Black ink and the "Rose Wonder" set.  It was a fun card to make and it seemed so strange to not make layers!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Birthday Card

This was a fun card to make.  I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I did change it up some.  I used the same colors of (Designer Series Paper) DSP and card stock but the words were from different DSP, DSP that I don't own. The flower center is a bit different too but it worked for me!

For this card, the fold is called a "Z Fold". It's where you fold a half-sheet of card stock (Whisper White was used here) and then you fold the front in half towards the fold edge. Now if I were to redo this card I would have just cut off that 2-1/8" piece instead of folding it back.  But the original card had it folded back because the word part was on another "Z Fold" piece.  I didn't want to do that.  It makes it difficult to write on the card.  But having this leafy DSP on the inside only leaves me room to write on the back of the "Happy Birthday"  and I'm okay with that.

So, once I got the base of the card folded, I added a 1-1/8" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP from the "Delightful Daisy" 12" x 12" pack.  The leafy DSP on the inside is from the same pack. It's cut 4" x 5-1/4".  

The "Happy Birthday" is die cut using the "Happy Birthday" Thinlit.  I used Tranquil Tide card stock. I also colored over the words with the "Wink of Stella" pen.  Click on the photo to get a closer view. The Whisper White piece the words are on measures 3" x 3-3/8".  The Tranquil Tide layer measures 3-1/4" x 3-5/8".  The top part of the word panel taped to the folded top piece. 

I stamped the flower using Tranquil Tide ink. I stamped 2 flowers and taped them together. Before I taped them together I took a sponge dauber and lightly sponged some Basic Black ink around the center area. I used Daffodil Delight and stamped the flower center. I punched it out using the 1/2" circle punch. I taped it in place. I also colored the top of it with Wink of Stella. I added a Dimensional to the flower and set it place, just enough to line it up to the side and to the right enough to miss covering the words.  That was a little tricky but I managed to get it so I was able to accomplish both!!!  And that was it.  I am thinking I may cut a 3" x 3-3/8" piece of Whisper White to the inside.  I was going to keep it for me but since I am not I felt that a piece of Whisper White should go on the inside for writing.

I didn't like how the top kept popping up so I taped that "Z Fold" down and then I really liked the card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda




Monday, September 11, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Friendship Card. Recessed Panel Technique

This looked SO much prettier in my head.  I didn't have the flower that was used in the original card I found on Pinterest, so I thought I could get by using the flower from the "Flourish Thinlits". You can see the original card here. Perhaps if you don't look at the original card you may think this one is just fine the way it is! LOL

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut the front of the card to leave 1" on the left. The piece I cut off, I cut that to 1-3/4".  I stmaped the wordss from the "Flourishing Phrases" set using Tangerine Tango ink. 

I cut a 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock and I cut another piece at 2" x 5-1/2".  I taped those pieces to the Whisper White pieces.  I used a scrap piece of the "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I taped that to the edges of the front parts of the card.  I taped the DSP to the loose 2" piece. I added tape to the piece that is on the front left.  I lined up the right piece and then pressed the left side onto the DSP.  I took a 1/4 sheet of Whisper White and trimmed it to a little less than 4-1/4" and taped it to the back of the inside front of the card.  It looked awful leaving it the way it was.

I die cut the flower and leaves from the "Flourish" Thinlits.  The flower was cut from Pumpkin Pie card stock and the leaves were cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I cut a few of the leaves off so it looked more like a stem than a branch of leaves.  I glued the stem in place and I set the flower in place using a Dimensional. I added a pearl to the center to hide the Dimensional.  And that was it. Pretty quick and simple.  And a little pretty!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Daisy Delight, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

I found a fun card on Pinterest made using some other company's stuff.  I liked the layout and the way the edging was on the original card, so I thought I would try to make one using Stampin' Up! stuff.  You can see the original card here so you can compare.  Warning, theirs is SO much prettier!!!

To make my card I used a folded half-sheet of Peekaboo Peach card stock.  I used the "Trellis" Embossing folder to make the texture on the Whisper White piece.  I cut those pieces 1-7/8" x  4" and 1-5/8 x 4".  Now before you cut yours, you may want to find the wording first and see what fits in the opening.  I didn't do that so I was on the lookout for something to fit in that space.  I found the "Happy Birthday from the "Beautiful Bouquet" and I used Black Memento ink to stamp it. I used that ink because it was sitting on my worktable and I was too lazy to get up and get the Basic Black ink. It's still black ink, so I wouldn't think it would matter. P.S. it doesn't matter!!! LOL

I punched the ribbon border and taped it to the back of the textured card stock.  I taped those piece in place on the card base.

I stamped two flowers using Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  I punched the two flowers out and taped them together.  I set it in place on the card front using a Dimensional.  I added a Gold Faceted Gem to the center of the flower.  It was next that I stamped my words.  I had to make sure the flower fit with the front and yet left enough space for words.  And once I did that, the card was complete. It was pretty cool, though I don't like the texture with the ribbon edging.  But what's done is done!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Sheet Music Background, Friendship Card

I don't make many friendship cards and I probably should make more.  I need to start sending out more to let my friends know I do care about them, even though I know they know that. It's always nice to hear it now and then!

This was a fun card to make. I did have trouble trying to match up a color to go with the Tranquil Tide color.  I ended up using Bermuda Bay. It does look SO much better in person!  Oh and I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original here and what colors they used.

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Tranquil Tide.  I cut a 4' x 5-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay and taped it on top of the card base.

Next I took a 3-3/8" x 5" piece of Whisper White and I stamped the "Sheet Music" background using Tranquil Tide ink.  I was going to cut the piece so I could get two cards out of it but the other end of the music didn't have the treble cleft stuff.  Then I took a piece of the Tranquil Tide Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and cut it to 7-7/8" x 5". Before I taped it in place on the sheet music, I punched out the ribbon border.  Then I taped my DSP down. But the smarter thing to do would be to tape the ribbon strip to the back of the DSP and then tape it all down. I had to lift the edge of my DSP up so I could slip my glued ribbon strip under it.  What a mess that was.  It would have been SO much easier to run a strip of snail along the back of the DSP and set the ribbon strip in place.  But no, I didn't think before I taped, so I had to glue the strip in and it was a mess!  Lesson learned!!! LOL  Now don't let me catch you doing that!!! LOL

The words are from the "Flourishing Phrases" set. I stamped them using Tranquil Tide ink. I die cut them with the oval die and I die cut a scrap piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  One nice thing about using two different size dies, you can cut them both at the same time.  I taped those layers together and added Dimensionals to the back.  I cut a piece of the Burlap Ribbon and taped it to the front of the card.  I then set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And the card was done!  I thought it was a fun card to make and I can't wait to see what the Christmas papers will look like to see if I can make a Christmas card using this layout and the "Sheet Music" stamp.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, September 08, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet, Flower Shop, Birthday Card

Simple, pretty and fun!!  I found this card (sort of) on Pinterest.  You can see the original one here, the link only takes you to the card, there's no further information about this card when you click through.  I said "sort of" because I changed the orientation and I also changed the circle to an oval to fit the words I wanted to use.

For the base of my card I used a 1/2 sheet of Pool Party card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pacific Point, and on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I took the Whisper White and Pacific Point piece and taped them together where I thought the center of the oval would be.  Then I took the oval die and cut out the oval through both pieces.  I separated the pieces and used the next largest die on the Whisper White piece.

I took Soft Sky, Pool Party and Pacific Point ink and stamped the flowers.  I taped the Whisper White piece to the Pacific Point piece and then I taped that to the Pool Party base.  I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using Pacific Point ink.  I added rhinestones to the center of each flower and the card was done. I love quick and pretty cards!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Thursday, September 07, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet, Thank You Card, Whole Lot of Lovely

This was one super easy card to make!  And fun too!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock.  On top of that is a "Trellis" textured piece of Whisper White card stock.

I took the 1-3/16" square die and cut two flowers from the "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  Next I cut three scalloped Pool Party squares using the 1-1/2" scalloped die.  I also cut one 1-3/16" Whisper White piece. I do recommend stamping the words before cutting but if you are good at eyeing center, then cut first!  I tried!! LOL

I taped the textured Whisper White piece in place.  Then I taped the DSP squares to the scalloped squares.  I stamped the words using the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and I taped them to the Pool Party piece.

I taped the top and bottom squares onto the textured piece and on the center piece I added Dimensionals.  I threw on a couple of green Glitter Enamel Dots a that was it.

Super easy and very quick to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  I did change the wording.  I wasn't sure of the colors used, so I guessed.  The photo on Pinterest takes you to a German site and the computer I was using didn't translate the words to English.  

It's a simple enough card to make though.  You will need a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock. I cut mine on the 8-1/2" side so this card opens at the bottom.

Next I cut a piece of Whisper White 3-5/8" x 3-1/8".  I took a scrap piece of Whisper White and stamped the daisy from the "Daisy Delight" stamp set using So Saffron ink.  I stamped the center using Always Artichoke.  I punched out the flowers and the flower center, and then I assembled the flower.

I set the flower on the 3-5/8" x 3-1/8" piece of Whisper White to see where I needed to stamp the leaves.  The leaves were stamped using Old Olive ink. I stamped the first leaf dark and then stamped the second leaf without re-inking the image.  I used Old Olive ink on the outline image.

I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set and used the ribbon punch on each end. The words were stamped using Always Artichoke.

I took a 1" wide scrap piece of "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper and taped it in place on top of the card base. I tied a piece of white baker's twine around the card front.  Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the Whisper White panel and set it in place on the card.  I added a Dimensional to the flower and set it in place over the stamped leaves.  I taped the top part of the words and set it in place on the Whisper White panel.  And lastly I added three rhinestones and the card was done.  But I think when I'm done here I'm going to add a little Wink of Stella to the flower center.  I think it could use a little sparkle.  This was a fun card to make and I could see myself making more!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet, Wedding Card

Today I'm going to share with you a card I made at Terri's FABULOUS Stamp a Stack last month.  This decorative paper is perfect for wedding and anniversary cards.  I opted for the wedding card.    

The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then on top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4"  piece of the "Bundle of Love" Specialty Paper.  A gold ribbon was tied around it and then a piece of gold metallic paper was punched using the Pretty Label Punch.  The words were stamped using Soft Suede ink and they are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I may have to look into buying that set just for the wording. There's lots of fun words in that set.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, September 04, 2017

Touches of Texture, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I thought it would be fun to make the focal part of the card on the inside.  So to do that you need an opening in the front.

The base of my card is a folded piece of Whisper White.  I cut the card stock on the short side so the card opens at the bottom.  Having it open at the side works well too.

Next I cut a piece of the "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) 4" x 5-1/4".  I taped it in the center only.  I needed to be able to remove it after I was done cutting the oval opening.  I tried to center the oval die as much as I could without measuring.  I probably should have measured because it's not centered but it's close enough so it's okay with me!  

Next I took the DSP and lined up the scalloped oval die and ran it through the Big Shot.  Then I taped the DSP to the front of the card.

I stamped the image through the oval, though you can trace the oval so you can see the lines on the inside and stamp and then remove the lines.  I did open the card to stamp the flower stem.  The flower is from the "Touches of Texture" set.  I colored it in with the Peekaboo and Pumpkin Pie markers. I colored the leaves using Old Olive. Oh, I also had stamped the stem using Old Olive ink.  I colored the center of the flower using Daffodil Delight.  Then I colored the center using Wink of Stella.

I stamped the tiny flowers from the "Touches of Texture" set, I stamped 2 Pumpkin Pie and 2 Peekaboo Peach. I punched them out using the 1/2" circle punch.  

I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Basic Black ink.  I used the Classic Label punch to cut them out.  I glued them in place and then added the flowers to the ends. I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals. I colored the flowers with Wink of Stella and that was it.
It's pretty simple and it didn't take as long as I thought it would.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 03, 2017

This Little Piggy, Friendship Card

I bought the "This Little Piggy" set because I thought it was SO darn cute!  I have had a fun time playing with it when I play with it!  How can you not smile when you see the faces on these cute piggies??  LOL

I found this card at Pinterest.  I didn't have the same colored Designer Series Paper (DSP) that was used in the original card so I used what I had. You can see the original card here.

For this card, the base is folded half-sheet of Powder Pink.  Then on top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White and added a 2-1/4" x 5" piece of the "Fresh Florals" DSP, Powder Pink color.  

I stamped pig image and colored it in with markers.  Then I taped the DSP in place, I added a piece of the Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon and taped it on the back.  I taped that to a piece of 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Basic Black card stock and then I taped that to the card base.  That was it.  Super easy and fun!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Daisy Delight, Delightful Daisy, Thank You Card

I found this card on Pinterest and I just HAD to make it. I LOVED the flowers.  This card has a soft, quiet, calmness to it.   And it was super easy to make too!

The link to the original card can be found here. It doesn't take you anywhere, just to the card. There's no instructions so I had to guess at what colors were used.  And sometimes (many times) you make do with what you have.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The next layer is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White.

I punched the flowers using the daisy punch and some scraps of "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I needed 6 flowers.  I didn't have enough paper and I really didn't want to take a new sheet just for one flower, so I maneuvered the punch so I got almost all of the petals in.  I used that piece on the left, those missing petal tips are hidden behind the center flower!!!  I taped two flowers together and then added the centers.  Don't do that.  First set the flowers in place and then stamp the words.  The words here are from the "Daisy Delight" set.  They could stand to be moved down a little.  I used Bermuda Bay ink to stamp them.  Now you can tape your flowers on the Whisper White piece.  Next stamp the center of the flowers on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Daffodil Delight ink.  Punch them out with the 1/2" circle punch and set them in place using Dimensionals.  I set them in place before I taped the flowers to the Whisper White panel. Don't do that!!! It made taping the back of the flowers a bit difficult.  Well, it was only difficult because I had exposed the sticky part of the Dimensional and didn't put the flower center on.  Not thinking too clearly today.  Who's turn was it to watch me today??? LOL  Anyway, the card did get assembled without ruining it!!  I REALLY like it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, September 01, 2017

Delightful Daisy, Rose Wonder, Birthday Card

Once again I managed to create a quick and simple card without even trying!!!  I had no idea where I was going with this card. I had the daisy punch sitting on my worktable and I thought I would punch out a couple of flowers.  I taped the two together and added the burlap ribbon behind it using glue dots.  I used the "Color Theory" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 6" x 6" pack and I punched out a 3/4" circle using the Daffodil Delight color.  I found a spot on the crackled image that looked like it could pass for a flower center.  I set that center in place with a Dimensional.

From there I got out a piece of the "Delightful Daisy" DSP and cut a 2" x 5" piece and taped it in place on a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  I set the flower on top but I didn't affix it to the card yet, I wasn't sure where I wanted it.

I also used the Daffodil Delight "Color Theory" DSP to die cut the scalloped oval.  The words were stamped from the "Rose Wonder" set using Night of Navy ink.

I set the words and flower in place with Dimensionals.  And that was it.  I quit while I was ahead!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Rose Wonder, August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, Thank You Card

I have a bunch of these little flowers left over from my August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I don't want to set them aside or I will end up losing them or forgetting that I have them.  So today I thought I would work up a card using them. This is one of my favorite layouts.  It's quick and simple but yet pretty!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  It was cut on the 8-1/2" side so it opens from the bottom.  The next layer is Peekaboo Peach, it is cut 4" x 5-1/4".  Then the Tangerine Tango card stock was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  The Whisper White focal image is cut 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  

I stamped the words using Tangerine Tango.  I added Dimensionals to the flowers and set them in place.  I set a tiny pearl to the center of each flower and the card was done!!!  If you don't have the Paper Pumpkin kit, you can do this with some of the other stamp sets with tiny flowers.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Daisy Delight, Thank You Card,

I wanted to get en a few more cards using the "Daisy Delight" set before winter comes.  Though I'm sure it's PC to make cards all year long using spring and summer flowers.  But I did see the new 2017 Occasions catalog and I have a feeling I will be making lots of things from that set.  Anyway, back to this card.  I found it on Pinterest.  You can see the original here.  I did not have a stitched circle die as big as the original so I just cut an arch and left it plain.  It does look like it needs something there.  Perhaps I should have made a Wisteria Wonder layer behind it.  I still like the looks of it as it is.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White. It was cut on the short side at 4-1/4".  This card opens from the bottom.  I cut two pieces of  piece of Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4", one for the top layer and one to stamp on. I also cut a piece of the Delightful Daisy Decorative Series Paper (DSP) the same size.  You could probably work it out so you only need to use half the piece of the DSP, but I didn't want to do math!  I taped the DSP in place.  Then I took other piece of Whisper White card stock and cut the arch freehand. I did draw a pencil line on the top and bottom edge so I knew where to start and where to end. After cutting it, I took the stem image and set it on the acrylic block.  I set it on there curved.  That's what is fun about the polymer stamps, you can bend them to suit your needs.  I stamped the stem and the words using Wild Wasabi ink. I taped that piece in place on top of the DSP.

I stamped two flowers using Wisteria Wonder ink and added the Daffodil Delight center.  I punched out the two flowers and put them together using a Dimensional.  I used Dimensionals to set this whole piece in place on the card base and that was it.  I was a bit surprised at how quickly this card went together.  It was fun too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Daisy Delight, Delightful Daisy, August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, Thank You Card

You can't pass up an opportunity to make a simple and yet elegant card with very few supplies.  I found a fun card on Pinterest that had this layout, so I ran with it and used Stampin' Up! products to make mine. And here's how I did it.....

I started out with a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  Then I added a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of the "Delightful Daisy" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Now if you like to do math and I mean math that requires you to know how to measure angles, then you could work it out so you could only use half that size piece of DSP.  As for me, I can't even get the checkbook to balance (and we rarely write checks!) so I opted to eye it on the cutter.

So I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the "Thank You" from the "Daisy Delight" set using Old Olive ink.  I stamped it where I thought it may look like a nice angle.  Then I went to my cutter and cut just a little below the words.  I turned my card stock and cut the other side a little longer.  I didn't want an envelope looking card, thought that may be pretty too.

Next I took the new "Decorative Ribbon Border" punch and punched out a couple of long pieces.  I taped the back of the "thank you" piece and then set the border edges in place. I did trim the center on one of them a bit so it would blend better.  Lay it out on the piece first before you tape, then you can see how much you will need to trim or if you should trim some first before you even begin to tape it. Once that was done I taped it onto the DSP and then I took one of the many little flowers that were left over from my August Paper Pumpkin kit and added the flower using a Dimensional and two small leaves.  And the card was done.  How quick and simple was that?  Oh and don't forget elegant!! LOL

P.S.  The Paper Pumpkin did have the word "Thanks" with this kit but I thought the formal "thank you" seemed more appropriate because of the elegant look.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 28, 2017

Rose Wonder, Butterflies Thinlets, Thinking of You Card

Today I'm sharing with you a set of 3 cards that I made at Terri's latest Stamp a Stack.  These were fun, quick and easy to make. 

The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  On top of that to the left you see pieces of "Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The DSP was cut 5-1/4" x 2".

Next we took a 4-1/4" x 2" piece of Whisper White card stock and punched the end.  We stamped our wording on it. The wording here is from the "Rose Wonder" set.  Then we tied a piece of Peekaboo Peach 5/8" crinkled ribbon to the top.  That panes was set in place using Dimensionals.

The butterfly was die cut using Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  It was set in place on top of the tag. And that was it.  Pretty simple, quick, fun and cute!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

Cute. Fun. Super easy!!!!  Says it all.  It's such a cherry card too.  I found this card on Pinterest and just had to give it a try. I didn't look at how simple it was, I just liked the looks of it. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White. I added a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock that measured 4" x 5-1/4".  The Whisper White focal piece measures 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

The words were stamped on a piece of Whisper White measuring 1-1/2".  I first punched the end and then I stamped the words.  After I felt the ink was dry enough, I set it on top of the card and cut the right side.  It measures about 2-3/4". Yours may be different depending on the placement of your words.  The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  I used Chocolate Chip ink to stamp them.  

I punched out three flowers using Whisper White card stock. The center of the flowers are 3/4" punched circles of Daffodil Delight card stock.  I set those centers in place using Dimensionals.  

To assemble the card I looked at the original card and placed my flowers pretty much in the same spots.  I only taped the flowers on the center back.  The Dimensionals are on the front for the flower centers and I also used Dimensionals for the work panel.

I really like this card.  It's not only adorable, but super quick and easy to make.  Extra bonus there.

Thank you ever SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 26, 2017

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, Birthday Card, Sympathy Card, Happy Birthday Gorgeous

This months Paper Pumpkin was very fun. Though I didn't need a lot of Sympathy or Congratulations cards.  I did find that the "Happy Birthday" from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set that did fit nicely in that pre-cut oval.  And I do realize that this kit was designed to stamp the cards, put in the box included and gift it.  A birthday card in that gift box would also be a welcomed card!

These were very fun to make. So many elements were die cut  and the leaves are stickers.  

I did add tiny pearls to the center of the little flowers, I just thought they needed a little something.

I had fun making these cards. There's pieces left over and I plan on making some extra cards with them.  I'll share them with you when I come up with some ideas for the leftovers!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

Friday, August 25, 2017

Flower Shop, Birthday Card, One Sheet Wonder Technique

It's SO amazing how many cards you get get out of one sheet of card stock using the "One Sheet Wonder" technique.  It's an easy technique.  You just stamp an image, or images all over the card stock and then you cut whatever size pieces you need.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of whisper white card stock.  My "One Sheet Wonder" strip was made using the "Flower Shop" set and Sweet Sugarplum ink and card stock. I took a sponge dauber and inked it up with Sweet Sugarplum ink and added larger round circles to the center of each flower.  

I cut my piece 1-5/8" wide x 5-1/2" long.  The Sweet Sugarplum card stock piece was cut 1-3/4" x 5-1/2".  I taped the two pieces together and set in place on the card. 

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set. I stamped them using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  And that was it.  Super easy.  Though as I'm looking at it here on the computer, I'm thinking the flower centers could use a small pearl.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Special Celebrations, Birthday Card, Stamp a Stack

Today I'm going to share with you a very fun and easy card I made at Terri's latest Stamp a Stack. I had such a great time there.  Lots of fun cards to make and great people to stamp with!  

This card was made using a folded half-sheet of Berry Burst card stock.  The Whisper White layer is cut 5-1/4" x 2-1/4".  The Berry Burst colored paper is from the "Color Theory" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  It's cut 5" x 2".  The layers were taped together and then taped on the front of the card base.

The words are from the "Special Celebrations" set and were stamped using Berry Burst ink. The card stock was die cut for us so we didn't have to do that.  Another reason I LOVE Stamp a Stacks. No cutting or measuring or thinking of what to make.  It's all done for you and put in a packet!!  All I have to do is stamp, assemble and have fun!  Anyway, those words were set in place with Dimensionals.

The flower was punched out twice and taped together and set in place with a Dimensional.  The pearl was added to the center and the card was complete.  I LOVE those pearls, now I'm going to have to get some!!!!  That's the bad thing about Stamp a Stacks, you get to see, feel and use the things first hand and the next thing you know is you just have to have the stuff!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Colorful Season, Playful Background, Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest but mine didn't turn out as I hoped it would.  But lucky you, you get to see the good, the bad and the very ugly cards I create!  I hold nothing back from you!!! LOL

It was simple enough to make. I used the woody looking background and Smoky Slate ink.  I didn't care for what I saw so I used the bubble looking image from the "Playful Background" set.

I die cut the chair using Whisper White card stock.  The words were stamped in Black Memento ink and they are from the "Colorful Season" set. 

I still didn't like it so I added some of the purply colored sequins.  It just got worse, so I stopped and am moving on!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers, Thank You Card, Masculine Card

Today I thought I would play with the "Colorful Season" set. I bought this set because I LOVED the snowflakes in it. I've hardly used them, but winter isn't here yet, so watch out!!! LOL  This was a fun card to make.  Very little stamping and lots of color!

The base of this card is a folded 1/2-sheet of Tangerine Tango card stock.  I added a 2" x 5-1/2" strip of "Delightful Daisy" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

I stamped Always Artichoke ink on a piece of Artichoke card stock using the vein leaf image from the "Colorful Season" set.  I also stamped two tiny leaves using Peekaboo Peach ink and card stock. I die cut the leaves.  I used Cajun Craze and another piece of Always Artichoke and die cut the leaf silhouettes.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set.  I was looking for some words that would look nice in a round area as opposed to an oval one. The words were stamped using Always Artichoke ink.  I used the stitched circle die to cut out the words and I used a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock to die cut the circle scallop to go behind the words.  I added Dimensionals to the back of the words.  I didn't set them in place yet, I just set them on top of the card front and then I began to layer the leaves.  After I got them where I wanted them, I removed the word piece and carefully taped the leaves in place.  Then I added the words.  It's pretty simple to do too, colorful and a lot of fun!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 21, 2017

Daisy Delight, Delightful Daisy, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, Recessed Panel Technique

Yesterday I mentioned that I was going to try another "Recessed Panel" technique card and see if I could just use a strip of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) instead if using the whole 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece.  No, I was not able to do it. Though I think if you cut the 12" x 12" DSP into diagonal strips it might work.  I didn't cut mine because I don't plan on making another one of these for a while. I do like making them and I find them very easy to make but I need to move on!

This card was easier than the one I made yesterday. There is no fussy cutting here at all.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Delightful Daisy DSP. 

For the front pieces I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stock and cut them both at the same time.  For the top piece, I marked it on the left at 3/4" and on the right side I marked it at 3". For the bottom part, I marked it at 1-1/8".  I cut the two colors at the same time.  The 1-1/8" side was cut all the way to the bottom right corner tip.  Next I took the Whisper White pieces and I cut 1/8" off the inside edge.  I taped the two pieces together.  I stamped the words using the "Happy Birthday, Gorgeous" set and Night of Navy ink.  I set those two panels in place using Dimensionals.

I punched out two daisy pieces and taped the centers together.  I stamped and punched one "Daisy Delight" flower using Old Olive card stock and ink.  I cut a few petals to use as leaves.  

The center of the flower was stamped using Chocolate Chip ink.  I punched it out with the 3/4" circle punch and set it in place using a Dimensional.  I set the flower in place using Dimensionals on the outer petals.  I attached the leaf petals afterwards using snail tape.  I added a little Wink of Stella to the tips of the flowers and leaves, and to the center part as well.

And that was it!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda




Sunday, August 20, 2017

Daisy Delight, Thank You Card, Recessed Panel Technique

I found the "Recessed Panel" technique card here.  I didn't have the same papers as in the original post, so I worked with what I had.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I added a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of the beautiful "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I did use a piece to cover the card front.  I am not sure if you would want to cut that piece down, I suppose you could, though it may show though the side.  I want to try another one of these and I'll do it with a smaller piece of DSP and see what I see on the sides!

For the front pieces I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Pool Party and Whisper White card stock and cut them both at the same time.  For the top piece, I marked it on the left at 3/4" and on the right side I marked it at 3".  For the bottom part, I marked it at 1-1/8".  I cut the two colors at the same time.  The 1-1/8" side was cut all the way to the bottom right corner tip.  Next I took the Whisper White pieces and I cut 1/8" off the inside edge.  I taped the two pieces together.  I stamped the words using the "Daisy Delight" set and Memento black ink.  I set those two panels in place using Dimensionals.

Next I fussy cut out some flowers and leaves and set them in place on the front.  The bottom flower was set in place using Dimensionals on the leaves only.  I set that one in place first and then added every thing else around it.  And for the final touch I added some green "Glitter Enamel Dots".  And that was it.  VERY simple to do and a fun technique. I LOVE the looks of this!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Tranquil Tulips, Special Celebrations, Birthday Card

Peekaboo Peach is such a fun color to play with.  I have not used it much so when I was looking through my stamp sets, I thought I would play with the "Tranquil Tulips" set and Peekaboo Peach came to mind.  With summer nearly being over I thought I would sneak in a spring flower!!!  The further north you go, it's spring like weather, right?? LOL

I'll tell you how I made this card.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Peekaboo Peach card stock.  The Basic Black layer was cut 4" x 3-1/2" and the Whisper White focal layer was cut 3-3/4" x 3-1/4".  

I stamped the flowers using Peekaboo Peach ink. For the center of the flowers I used Chocolate Chip.  The leaves and stems were stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink.

The words are from the "Special Celebrations" set and I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  I die cut them with the stitched oval die and I used a Basic Black oval scalloped piece for the back layer.

I set the flower layers in place with Dimensionals and the birthday words were set with Dimensionals on the bottom and snail tape on the top part of the word. If you add Dimensionals on the whole oval, it will be raised at an angle.  Not a pretty thing to do!!!  Trust me, I've done this stuff, I think I've done it all!! LOL   I'm here to teach you NOT to do it!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 18, 2017

Colorful Season, Sincere Salutations, Get Well Card

Several years back I had made a card like this using a tiny flower punch. I have always liked the card and with the punch being retired I was not able to make another one.  But as I was looking through my stamp sets I saw this flower in the "Colorful Seasons" set and there was a matching die in the "Seasonal Layers" thinlits pack.  SO....  here it is!!!  You can see my original card here.  

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Pool Party card stock.  I chose Pool Party because I had current ribbon that color.  The Whisper White piece was cut 4" x 2-3/4". 

I stamped the words.  I wanted to make a get well card but I couldn't find anything in my current sets that I liked, so I took out the retired "Sincere Salutations" set.  I have always LOVED that set.  It is one that should have never retired.  It's got sentiments for everything and the fonts are fun.  But I'm sure you can find something current to use.  Plus it's a great card for other occasions as well.  I may even make a birthday card using this layout!

Anyway, next I wrapped the ribbon around the layers, after I had taped them together.  I stamped the flowers and die cut them out.  Punches are so much quicker and use less paper but this is how it has to be now.  I had stamped the flowers using Pool Party ink.  Then I set them in place with Dimensionals.  I added a pearl to the center of each.  Then I set the panel in place using Dimensionals and that was it.  It's super easy and quick to do!  This would make a great Stamp a Stack card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda