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Thursday, July 20, 2017

This Little Piggy, Work of Art, Friendship Card, 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Oh my gosh, this card was so simple and quick that it almost felt like cheating!!!  And no, it's not an original card by me!  I copied it from one posted on Pinterest.  You can see that card by clicking here.

I think the Powder Pink area at the bottom right of the card was probably done using a clear block and a marker and then maybe spritzing it with water.  I didn't think about that option until I was done making the card.  I went with the "Work of Art" image. I stamped off once before stamping on the card stock.  I stamped that image 4 times. Next I stamped the pig and then the lips.  My ink pad is extremely wet and some of the lips look solid.  I didn't want to stamp off because I wanted that bolder color for the kisses.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Powder Pink card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  The Whisper White piece was cut 3-3/8" x 5".  And that's it!  SO easy and simple!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pretty Kitty, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog

This was a fun card to make. I found the card here but there was not a lot of detail about it, so I had to guess and make due with what I have.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Sky cardstock. 

On top of that I used a small piece of "Delightful Daisy" Designer Series Paper (DSP).   I cut it 1-1/2" x 4-1/2".  I did have to trim the top before I taped it in place on the card front.

I stamped the kitty image on Whisper White card stock and used a circle scalloped die to cut it out. I colored in the image with a blender pen and ink pads.  I set that circle in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words in the bottom right corner and that was it.  Super easy and very fun to do.  I guess I was in the mood to color!

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Moon Baby, Work of Art, This Little Piggy, Baby Card

This card was fun to do but it did require a lot more fussy cutting than I care to do anymore!!  I'm SO spoiled by the die cuts that when I have to fussy cut something my shoulders drop along with my head.  Kind of like a kid when you tell them it's time to put away all the toys!! LOL  There have been times I actually stopped to think about how badly I wanted to make the card because of the fussy cutting!!!  Most of the time I just suck it up and make the card, after all I'm only making one. I did find this card on Pinterest.  You can see it here.  I did change the clouds because I didn't have the ones used on the original card and I changed the words to my needs.

For this card I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The card was cut on the short side of the card stock so it opens from the bottom and the fold is at the top.  There are no layers to this card so maybe that is why I was able to deal with the fussy cutting more.

I used an image from the "Work of Art" set for the sky background.  I stamped off once using Soft Sky ink.

I stamped the baby from the "Moon Baby" set and colored it in using markers and a blender pen.  I fussy cut it out and set it in place using Dimensionals.  

I stamped 3 clouds from the "This Little Piggy" set and colored the bottoms with a blender pen and Soft Sky ink.  I fussy cut them out and set them in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the "Mon Baby" set and I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  And that was it. My card does contain one more cloud than the original card.  I just thought that upper corner needed something more.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, July 17, 2017

Daisy Delight, Flourishing Phrases, Touch of Texture, Friendship Card

Today while surfing Pinterest, I found a fun card/layout. You can see the original card here. I liked the layout the most and a few elements caught my attention.  I did like the flowers but I thought they were too "airy" with the rest of the things being so "airy". So I thought if I could find a solid flower I would try to make it work and this is what I came up with.

I used the "Daisy Delight" set for the flower.  The leafy items and the lacy strips are from the "Flourishing Phrases" set. The words are also from the "Flourishing Phrases" set, I stamped the "Hello" with Versa Mark and embossed it in white on a 4" x 3/8" piece of Basic Black card stock.

The lacy pieces were die cut from the "Flourishing Phrases" set using Basic Black ink.  The leaves are die cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock and the buds are from Garden Green card stock.

The flowers are from the "Daisy Delight" set. I used Rich Razzleberry card stock and ink.  I stamped punched three of them.  The centers are a scrap piece of So Saffron and the matching ink was used too.  

Oh, I almost forgot, on the background is some splatter dots from the "Touches of Texture" set.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White. On top of that is a piece of 4-3/4" x 3-1/2 Whisper White card stock. After the stamping and pieces are set in place, that piece was added using Dimensionals.  

This was a fun card to assemble.  You just move the pieces around until you like how they look.  The top flower was set in place using a Dimensional and Wink of Stella was used on the flower centers and tips. I also added some to the "buds".

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This Little Piggy, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog

This is one set I just HAD to buy.  I LOVE the little piggies in it.  The set is called "This Little Piggy".  It's SO darn cute!!
And when I found this card on the net, I just had to copy it. You can see Pat's original card here.  I didn't change a thing. 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a piece of the "Wood Textures" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

The "Daisy Delight" DSP was cut 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" and the Crumb Cake card stock was cut 3" x 4-1/4".  I taped the DSP to the card stock.  This was set in place on the DSP using just snail tape.

I stamped the happy piggy from the "This Little Piggy" set and die cut it with the oval stitched die. I colored it using the Powder Pink and Night of Navy ink pads and a blender pin. It was then set in place using Dimensionals.  But before it was set in place, the ribbon was added.   And that was it!  Super simple and just SO darn cute!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sheltering Tree, Delightful Daisy, Thinking of You Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest (where else lately???  LOL) and I just had to copy it.  I loved the softness of this card. It's feminine in every way!  I found the card here.  The words are in German and they translate to "How beautiful, that you are here". That's a sweet saying.  The link to the card doesn't go anywhere beyond viewing the card, unless you are a demonstrator and can sign in to their website.  

To make this card I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The layers are 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" of Wisteria Wonder.  On top of that is a 3-3/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Whisper White and on top of that is a piece of 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" of Delightful Daisy Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

There is a 3-3/4" x 3/8" strip of Wisteria Wonder with a piece of white Baker's Twine tied around it.  That strip was taped on with just about 1/4" of the DSP showing.

The flower was punched twice and taped together in the center.  It was set in place with a Dimensional.  The flower center is a "Clear Faceted Gem" that was colored with a yellow Sharpie marker.

The words are from the "Sheltering Tree" set and were stamped using Wisteria Wonder ink.

This was a super quick and easy card to make.  I love how elegant it looks.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda
                       

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pretty Kitty, Birthday Card, Torn Opening Technique

Today I'm going to share with you a fun and simple technique.  I call it the "Torn Opening" technique.

All you do is punch or die cut a hole in your card.  Here I used the 3//4" circle punch.  Then you stamp your image on a piece of card stock that is big enough to fit behind the opening.  You won't know exactly how big to make the opening until you have stamped the image and set it behind the opening.  I tore a few lines in the circle. I was going to clip them but I realized it would take away from that torn look.  I tore 8 little lines and then just kept pulling those lines around the circle until it was larger enough to see the image. I did tear a few of those "line" areas in half or not quite in half so there were more than 8 tears before I was done.  You will see as you are tearing that there needs to be more give.

After that was done I taped that 3-3/8" x 5" piece of decorative paper in place on top of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of So Saffron card stock.  The base of the card is a piece folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake.  

I die cut the scallop, though I forgot that I could have used the So Saffron layer to get that scalloped oval piece and not wasted any card stock.  But I didn't, I cut mine from a quarter sheet of card stock. Before taping the two top layers to the card base, I added a piece of ribbon to it and then took a smaller piece of ribbon and tied a knot.  

The words and image is from the "Pretty Kitty" set. I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  

And as I'm looking at the photo, I forgot to color in the bow around the kitties neck.  I will be doing that with So Saffron.  I colored the kitty in using markers and a blender pen.

This was a very fun card to make and a simple and quick technique.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Daisy Delight, Background Bits, Sheltering Tree, Thinking of You Card

I saw a card on Pinterest that I REALLY liked that used the "Daisy Delight" daisy.  You can see that card here.  I didn't have the same decorative paper that they used, so I made my own using the "Background Bits" set.  I have wanted to play with that line of words stamp and now I got to. I want to use it on other cards, I do love how it looks.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla.  I took a quarter piece of Vanilla card stock and stamped the word lines from the "Background Bits" set using Crushed Curry ink.  Then I cut it to size.  What size??  2-7/8" x 3-1/8".  The Crushed Curry layer behind it measures 3" x 3-1/4".

I stamped the flower on Very Vanilla card stock twice and punched them out.  I stamped them using Night of Navy ink and I colored in the petals using Night of Navy ink and a blender pen.

I taped the word layer together and set it in place using Dimensionals.  Next I took some gold thread and wrapped it around a disposable coffee cup bottom and taped the ends in place using a Dimensional. I set the flower in place on top of that Dimensional. I added a "Gold Faceted Gem" to the center.  

The words are from the "Sheltering Tree" set and I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  And that was it.  Super easy and quick too!! 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Birthday Delivery, Big on Birthday's, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Daisy Delight, Four Fold Technique, Birthday Card

I have been working on this card for a few days now.  No, not because it's a difficult card and it takes that long to make it. It's because I wasn't sure where I was going with it as far as the decorating was concerned. I had some other images stamped, colored and even taped in place but after looking at what materials I had on hand and what stamps I could use, I rethought the card and this is what I came up with.

I found this fun "Four Fold Technique" here.  I did  change the scoring and measurements a bit.  I like to make my project using copier paper before I venture into cardstock.  In this case I was very glad I did. Once I got done folding the pieces I saw that my card was 5-1/2" x 4".  I really wanted 4-1/4" so I reworked the card a bit.  

The base of my card is Whisper White and here is how I cut and scored it.  You may want to click the link to the original card. It might explain the parts you need to cut away a bit better than I do. 

So to begin, I took my Whisper White piece and cut it so it measured 1" x 5-1/2". I scored that piece on the long side at 1/4", 3-1/2" and 6-3/4". Turn the piece and score at 5/8" down to the second score line. This 5/8" strip you create will need to be cut away.  Next I cut the front panel piece 2-1/2" x 4-1/4".  Take the large piece and fold the score lines, valley, mountain, valley. Look at the 4th photo to get a better idea of how the scores need to be folded.  Using a strong tape, affix the front panel piece onto the 1/4" edge. Line the piece up with the bottom and the fold line.  You will have a 5/8" piece of the 1/4" piece still visible.  You will need to cut that away as well.  There, now you are ready to decorate.  I will add the measurements for the layers I used.

For the small front piece, I cut the Crumb Cake layer 2-3/8" by 4-1/8".  You will need two of these. The next layer of either card stock or decorative paper is cut 2-1/4" x 4", again you will need two of these.

The center panel layers are cut 3" x 4-5/8".  You will need two of these.  The next layer of either card stock or decorative paper is cut 2-7/8" x 4-1/2", again you will need two of these.

For the last panel you will need a layer cut 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".  You only need one of these.  And the top layer is cut 4" x 5-1/4".  Again, you will only need one of these.

Stamp as desired. Add decorative paper. Use embellishments, threads, ribbons, etc.

On the front panel I used the "Touches of Texture" set. I stamped the flower image and colored it in with the Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz markers.  I stamped the texture from the same set. I stamped off twice before stamping on my image.  I sponged the edges with Sweet Sugarplum. 

I used the "Birthday Delivery" for the "Birthday Greetings" on the inside of the front panel.  I stamped them using Basic Black ink. The decorative paper is from the "Petal Garden" 6" x 6" pack of Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

The next panel was stamped on Whisper White card stock. I used the "Touches of Texture" set,  Crumb Cake and Sweet Sugarplum ink. I sponged the edges with Sweet Sugarplum. I stamped the flower from the "Daisy Delight" set using Sweet Sugarplum ink. I stamped and cut 3, I liked a little bit fuller flower.  I also sponged the edges of the petals. I added some "Wink of Stella" to each petal and to the outer edge of the center.  I set it aside until I was done with the remaining two panels.

For the next panel, I just took a piece of the "Petal Garden" DSP and cut it so I got most of the flower showing.

And for the final panel, I used another piece of the "Petal Garden" DSP.  The words are from the "Big on Birthdays" set.  They were stamped using Basic Black ink.

Now for the finishing touches.  I added tiny pearls to the flower centers on the front panel.  On the 3rd panel I added the daisy piece.  Before I added it I folded up the card to see where I could set the flower so the center doesn't get behind the front panel. Once I found the right spot and taped it in place, I added a "Gold Faceted Gem" to the center.  I closed up the card and added the smallest gems to the bottom right corner of each exposed panel.  And that was it.  I thought it was a fun card once I decided what I was going to do with it.  I'm not sure if I would make many of these though, I have been struggling with what goes with what lately.  I think it's still some residual effects of the anesthetic. I heard it can last a while in your system.  UGH!!!  I think it dried up a few of my brain cells!!  LOL  Anyway, I hope you like the card and I hope the new measurements are helpful to you.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda





Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Petal Garden, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, Accordion Fold Technique

Today I going to share with you a card I had received in a technique swap.  This technique is called the "Accordion Fold" and it's super easy to do. This card was made by the ever so talented Mary! 

The base of this card is Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and the Decorative Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Petal Garden" pack.  For this fold you can decorate as many sides of the card as you wish. If I were making it to send out I would be decorating 5 sides. People mostly decorate 3 sides. It's up to you how much or how little you want to decorate it. 

The words used her are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  

You can find the instructions for this technique here.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Daisy Delight, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, Peek-a-Boo Technique

A while back I wrote up the instructions on how to do this simple "Peek-a-Boo" card technique. I thought this fun new "Daisy Delight" stamp set would be perfect for this technique, and it is!  Though I did have a bit of a problem with the color of the flower.  I thought if I used the new Berry Burst color it would have blended in too much with the Berry Burst decorative paper.  So I decide to use the new Fresh Fig color but it was too dark.  So I got out the Rich Razzleberry and that was a bit dark too but at that point, I was just going to go with it!!  You can find the instructions for this simple technique here.

I figured I would add some leaves to offset the flower a bit and it seemed to work.  I stamped them using Pear Pizzazz ink and fussy cut them out. I was going to stamp off but the green was then too light. So I just stamped the outline first and then the solid part.  I liked it so I cut them out. I did curl the ends a little to give them a bit of dimension.

I set the flower in place using a Dimensional and I used a "Gold Faceted Gem" for the center.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set, I stamped them using Rich Razzleberry ink.  And that was it.  Cute, fun and easy!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Tranquil Tulips, Rose Wonder, Birthday Card

The new "Tranquil Tulips" is a Hostess set, I just had to get it. I thought it would be a very versatile set and you know how I feel about having versatile sets.  This could easily be a Thank you card, Mother's Day card, Get well card, a Thank you card and even a Sympathy card.

One of the things I like most about this set is that you don't have to stamp off.  The image is etched enough that it gives the appearance of being stamped off.  You just stamp the larger image first and then the smaller one on top and you have a beautiful flower with depth to it!

For this card I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Berry Burst cardstock. On top of that is the Whisper White piece I stamped on, it measures 3-3/4" x 5".  

I stamped the stems first using Pear Pizzazz ink.  Then I stamped the flowers using Berry Burst ink.  The center of the flowers were stamped using Chocolate chip ink.  The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set and were stamped using Chocolate Chip ink.  And that was it. Pretty simple and very quick to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up 2017-2018 Calendar

I saw this card by Carolyn at Kings on Paddington.  The moment I saw it I knew I wanted to make one.  I did change it a little.  I did have the words but I didn't realize that until after I had stamped these.  Oh, and I didn't have the ribbon, so I used some retired Daffodil Delight.  I just got some new ribbons but never the ones I want when I see a new card!! Isn't that how it goes? 

When I was at Carolyn's site, I didn't see any measurements for the card so I had to guess.  But I did write them down for you!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Nigh of Navy. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of the daisy paper from the "Delightful Daisy" Designer Series Paper (DSP).

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2-1/4" x 3-1/2".  I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Night of Navy ink.  I added a 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" piece of Night of Navy cardstock behind it.  Then I tied the ribbon around the piece.  Actually I tied some type of sailor's knot and taped the ends on the back.  Then I used Dimensionals to set the panel in place.

I stamped the flowers from the "Daisy Delight" set using Daffodil Delight ink and Whisper White cardstock.  I needed 4 flowers, two per.  I taped the flowers together and set them in place using Dimensionals. I added the new "Gold Faceted Gems" to the center of each flower and the card was done!

Very simple, quick and pretty too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, July 07, 2017

Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I had some time today to play with the "Daisy Delight" set that I have wanted since the first day I saw it in the catalog. I wasn't the only one who wanted it.  When I went to order it on the first of June, it was not available.  It wasn't available until the 26th of June.  But I had plenty of other sets to play with.  So it arrived this week and a couple days later it's in my hands.  I don't know what it is about this flower but I just love the looks of it.  I wish they would have made a smaller one too, but I'm having fun with this one as it is.

I found this layout on Pinterest.  You can see it here.  

The base of this card is the new "Tranquil Tide"colored cardstock. It's a folded half-sheet.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" of Crumb Cake.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White.  I also cut a 3-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece of the Tranquil Tide colored Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the Delightful Daisy pack.  This color kind of reminds me of the old Hunter Green color from long ago!!!  It's not quite as dark, as I recall, but it's close!  Anyway, I cut the top part of the DSP and an angle.  I started at 1-5/8" up from the bottom on the left side and cut to the top corner of the right side.  I taped that piece in place on top of the Whisper White piece.  Then I added the "Burlap Ribbon".  

I stamped the flower from the "Daisy Delight" set 3 times using Crumb Cake ink.  I punched all three out and taped them in the centers.  I set the flower on top of the card for placement of the words. The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I stamped them using the Tranquil Tide ink pad. I also used the flower for reference for placement of the leaves. I stamped off once for the leaf and inked right from the pad for the outline.  

I set the flower in place using a Dimensional.  Not paying attention to the words. DUH!! But after I saw it on the screen, I moved it. I should have taken a new photo but I wanted you to see that I too make mistakes when I make cards.  The center of the flower has one of those new "Gold Faceted Gems".  

This was a very fun card to make and I plan on playing with this set a bit more before I move on to some of the other sets I have!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Happy Birthday Thinlits, Colorful Season, Birthday Card, Delightful Daisy

I got my "Delightful Daisy" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and was looking though it at all the beautiful designs.  This one was not as colorful as the others but it really caught my eye. I paired it up with a piece of matching Tranquil Tide cardstock. I cut the DSP 5-1/2" x 3" and I trimmed the cardstock 1-1/2" in on the top left and 2-1/4" in on the bottom left.

I liked what I saw but I wasn't sure what to do with it.  With just the DSP and the cardstock, it hardly qualified as a card.  I wanted something white.  I thought about making a white scalloped oval, but what to put in it???  

I was looking through my stamp sets and found the large "Happy Birthday".  I LOVE larger images, stamped or dies because they take up a lot of real estate!!!  I used the double sided sticky sheets to make affixing the words so much easier.  I put the cardstock on the sticky sheet and then I die cut the words.  I removed the protective backing and stuck the words in place.  SO simple and quick.  I did have to laugh at myself, I was going to add the words, I turned them over and opened up the "Fine Tip Glue Pen" bottle and I was actually going to try to glue it in place.  I am losing my mind!!!  Before even one drop hit the backing, I remembered that all I had to do was remove the protective layer and I was good to go.  So once I got the words on I thought the card needed something else.  Fortunately I had some flowers left from the "Colorful Season" and I set one in place and I liked what I saw.  And that is it!!  Super simple, quick and easy.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Colorful Season, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up Catalog 2017-2018

Here's a simple yet colorful card to make.  It wasn't my original plan for the flowers. The flower dies from the "Colorful Season" set has 3 different flowers to stamp and die cut out.  I stamped all three in three different colors, making 4 of each.  I die cut them all.  My plan was to make a horizontal row of flowers but as I was laying them out I couldn't stop it from looking awkward and out of place.  So I gathered up all of the flowers and put them in a container.  I had a few sitting out and as I was looking at them, I thought that a card with just three flowers might work.  So I changed the orientation of the flowers and this is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  Next is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Rich Razzleberry.  And on top of that is a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Whisper White.

I had stamped the flowers from the "Colorful Season" set using Rich Razzleberry, Berry Burst, and Sweet Sugarplum ink.  They were die and then set in place using a Dimensional.  Before I removed the protective backing on the Dimensionals, I set them in place and stamped the words.  The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set and I used Rich Razzleberry ink.  For the center of the flowers I used the yellow new "Glitter Enamel Dots". And that was it!  Very simple and quick to make too.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Baby Card

I was in need of a baby card.  I know, I have plenty in my stash, but I have this horrible quirk that I need a fresh one every time I need a card!!! But that's okay, I LOVE making cards, so it just gives me another excuse to play in my workroom!  I found the idea for this card here at "Cards and a Cuppa".

For this card I used a folded half-sheet of Pink Pirouette cardstock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.  And on top of that is the embossed background piece cut 3-3/4" x 5".  I used the "Cable Knit" embossing folder.  Remember to spritz it with some water before embossing it, that way the paper will have a bit more give and will be less likely to tear. I taped that piece to the Smoky Slate and tied a ribbon around the two.  I didn't have any current ribbon so I used some 3/8" retired pink Organdy Ribbon.  I taped that to the card base.

I die cut a large scalloped oval and a small scalloped oval using Pirouette Pink cardstock.  I stamped the bear from the "Cookie Cutter Christmas set using Pirouette Pink ink.  I punched out the bear and I also punched out two hearts and a bow using the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set and they were stamped using Smoky Slate ink.  The ovals were set in place using Dimensionals and the bear was set in place using Dimensionals as well. And that was it.  A very cute and fun baby card!! 

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, July 03, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Friendship Card, Embossing Paste Technique

I am learning to like the Lemon Lime Twist color cardstock. I'm not a big fan of the greens as it is, but the darker they are the more I like them.  The lighter they are the less I like it. Maybe come Halloween this color will grow on me and be used in some fun cards.  

This card was one that I made for the Stamping Extravaganza a couple of weekends ago.  I was demonstrating the new "Embossing Paste" and I played with the "Eastern Medallions" Thinlits Dies.  

First I die cut the larger outer image from scrap cardstock. Then I used colored "Embossing Paste" and filled in the template with that.  I let that dry while I worked on the rest of the card.  I made another template using a smaller image from the "Eastern Medallions".  Once that first outer ring was dry, I used the Lemon Lime Twist ink with some "Embossing Paste" and filled in the smaller template.  I set it aside to dry. You can use your heat tool to speed up drying but remember not to get too close to it or the paste will bubble and blister.  Unless that's the effect you are looking for!!!

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Lemon Lime Twist" card stock that was dry embossed using the new "Garden Trellis" folder.  I did emboss first and then cut it to 4" x 5-1/4".  Next I used the new Decorative Ribbon Border punch and a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock. I taped the strip in place on the card.  I used the largest circle die and cut out the "Embossing Paste" image.  I set that in place using Dimensionals.

For the final part of the card, I stamped the "Hello" from the "Flourishing Phrases" set.  I die cut it out with the circle die and behind it is a Fresh Fig scalloped circle.  I set that in place in the center of the medallion using Dimensionals and that was it.  Not one of my favorite cards, I was just showing what you can do with the "Embossing Paste".

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda
 

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Oh What Fun, Softly Falling, Embossing Paste Technique, Christmas Card

I try not to post Christmas cards early, but I wanted to share this card with you that I made for the Stamping Extravaganza a little over a week ago.  

The technique here is the "Embossing Paste".  I was at my table showing people how easy it is to work with this paste.  To color it, to make it even more textured, to add glitter, to die cut it, to stamp on it and many other things.  It's a fun and versatile product.  I have worked with other embossing pastes but I find this one to be super smooth, it has the consistency of cold cream and a light hit of paint.  The smell is not overpowering and you can only smell it if you put your nose right up to the jar.  

For this card I die cut 3 circles. You can die cut one large circle, square or even an oval.  I just needed a template so I could lay down a layer of the "Embossing Paste".  I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter on it while it was still wet.  Someone referred to the effect as "making your own glitter paper". I set the sheet aside to dry while I got the rest of the card ready.

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  Next I cut a piece of Real Red 4" x 5-1/4".  On top of that layer is a piece of Whisper White cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I textured it using the "Softly Falling" embossing folder.  

Next I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 3-1/4" x 2-1/8".  The Whisper White piece was cut 3-1/8" x 2".  I stamped the "Happy Christmas" from the "Oh What Fun" set using Real Red ink.  I taped those two layers together.

When the "Embossing Paste" was dry I used the snowflakes from the "Seasonal Layers" Thinlits set that has the matching stamp set "Colorful Season".  I saved the tiny circle "dots" that popped out of the largest and smallest snowflakes.

I set the word layers in place using Dimensionals.  Then I added the snowflakes.  I scattered those "dots" around the card.  I think it would be a fun touch to add some rhinestone crystals to the center of each of the snowflakes.  But I guess I wasn't in the mood for fun when I made this card!!! LOL

It was fun to make and that "Embossing Paste" is even more fun to play with!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

The Winner of the Paper Pumpkin Watermelon Card is


Since there were just two comments left and I made three cards, I will be sending a card to both.

So, Shirley and Christi, please send me your snail mail address and I will get the cards out to you in the mail sometime this week, or shortly after I receive your addresses.  My email address can be found on the right sidebar, just below "Got a Question".

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks for playing along,
Wanda

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Memories & More, Rose Wonder, Thank You Card

Here's a fun and easy card you can make using the "Memories & More" card pack.  I think it's more for the memory books but the images are SO beautiful that you can make cards using them.  So today I thought I would get it a try and this is what I came up with.

The photo below is what the card looked like before I altered it.  I cut the card just past the line and open area where you could write a sentiment.  I fussy cut around the flowers and leaves.  I wanted to keep the flowers intact so I had to cut around them and just cut the top part of the card on the cutter to the large flower. 

I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock behind it so the piece equaled 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"   

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. The next layer is a piece of Old Olive cut 4" x 5-1/4".

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set, I stamped them using Old Olive ink.  And that was pretty much it.  A fun, quick, easy and beautiful thank you card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 30, 2017

Birthday Delivery, Birthday Memories, Birthday Friends Framelits, Birthday Card

I have been having fun with the new "Birthday Memories" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I find it SO easy to take a matching die and just cut out the image.  No coloring at all. Some may say, "where's the fun or challenge in that?"  But I think it's nice, now and then, to just die cut something that is ready to go.  I don't think I would like to do this on a regular basis.  I do like to color, though cutting out is not so fun, but there are so many sets with matching dies, so it's just a matter of stamping, maybe coloring and then die cutting.  So now and then it's just fine to take an image like this and die cut it! 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of new Powdered Pink cardstock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Sweet Sugarplum and the Whisper White piece is cut 3-3/4" x 5".

I took a piece of scrap from the "Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack".  I layered it with a piece of Powdered Pink cardstock. I taped it in place and then stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Birthday Delivery" set using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I know, I should have just set that piece in place and stamped the words.  Brave!!!  Fortunately I didn't mess up the words so I didn't have to try to remove that strip.  Normally I stamp before I tape but I don't know what I was thinking when I did it that way.  

Next I die cut the little girl out of the "Birthday Memories" DSP and set her in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it. Super simple!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Birthday Memories, Birthday Card, Birthday Friends, Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog

Today I am going to share with you the card I made for this months Technique Swap.  This technique is called the "Accordion Fold".  It's super easy to do and pretty quick too.  It depends on how much paper cutting you want to do.  I only cut the paper for the panels I could see.  You can cut more paper for the panels once the whole card is open.  

I used the "Birthday Memories" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  On the other side of this paper there is a bunch of poodles.  Not one of my favorite images for DSP but fortunately the yellow was something I was looking for so it all worked out.  

The cake is from the same DSP pack. I used the "Birthday Friends" Framelits to cut them out.  I LOVE it that the paper and dies matched, plus in the "Birthday Delivery" set there is a cake but you have to color them in yourself.  They are the same size as these!  I stamped the chef and colored him in myself.  There were no chef images to just die cut and tape! But you do need to stamp now and then!! LOL

On the inside panels I used the words from "Birthday Delivery" set.  I stamped them directly on to the DSP using Basic Black ink.

The instructions to make this fun fold can be found here. There's a lot of fun ways to play with this layout.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Rose Wonder, Whole lot of Lovely, Thank You Card

Of all the papers in the "Whole lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) pack, this is my favorite!  

I was in need of a couple of thank you cards and a get well card so I thought I would make all three the same.  I still have not found get well words that I want to use, though I have not looked hard for them. I needed the thank you cards first.  Anyway, this was a fun card and that beautiful DSP in the background really makes the card.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz.  And the DSP was cut 3-3/4" x 5".   

I taped the Pear Pizzazz piece onto the front of the Pool Party cardstock.
I took the DSP piece and added half of a doily to it.  It's slightly to the left, it's not centered.  You can pretty much set it anywhere you want and it will look nice.  I taped the center part and added a little tape to the bottom center just to keep it in place.  Then I added the ribbon.  I didn't have any current black ribbon so I used what I had.  This is the backside of some dotted scalloped ribbon.  I think the new black shimmer ribbon would be VERY pretty on here.  I hope I ordered some.

Next I die cut 3 flowers from the "Rose Wonder" set using Pool Party cardstock.  I colored the flowers with Wink of Stella and then I sponged the edges with Pool Party ink.  I used a couple of Sharpie markers and colored in the White Enamel Dots so the flowers would have an orangish color. Once the ribbon was added, I taped the DSP to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock. 

I die cut the leaf from the "Rose Wonder" set and only used pieces that popped out.  They were the perfect size leaf for these flowers. I can save the die cut leaf for another project.  I set these flowers in place using glue dots.  I did use glue for the leaves.  

I stamped the "Thank You" from the "Rose Wonder" set and used the "Stitched Oval" die to cut it out. I used a scalloped oval for the back layer, it was die cut using Pool Party cardstock.  

I REALLY like how this card turned out.  I may have to keep the one waiting for the "get well" words and come up with another card.  I think I want to just keep one as a sample.  Though it is on my blog and the description of how to make it is pretty clear.  But it's that having it in person to look at while reproducing it.  Such a dilemma!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, June 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card, Stampin' Up!

Today I thought I would play with my June "Paper Pumpkin" kit.  I had been too busy getting ready for the Extravaganza that I had to set it aside.  It was an interesting kit but I had other plans for it.  I didn't need any invitation size cards or any little watermelon gift bags.  So I took the gift bag and cut it to 4" x 5-1/4".  You can get two of those size pieces out of one bag, though one will have some score lines on it.  If you plan it just right you can cover most of it with the yellow ribbon punched out piece that came with the kit.

I took the round circle that came with the kit and I stamped the watermelon images on the bottom part of it.  I didn't want to use the wording that came with the kit so I took out the "Flourishing Phrases" set and used the word "hello".  I stamped it using Emerald Envy and the top part of the watermelon was stamped using Melon Mambo.  I set the round piece in place using Dimensionals.  I stuck one over the prepunched hole on the circle.  I also tied a bow and used a glue dot to hold it in place over that hole.  I did not remove the punched out piece for that hole, I left it where it was so it wouldn't be so obvious.  The bow is a piece of Melon Mambo "Baker's Twine" that came with the kit. And to finish off the card I added 3 of the melon colored "Glitter Enamel Dots".

What a great summer friendship card!   

I made a couple of these cards.  I think it's time to mail one out, it's been a while since I've done that. Just leave a comment in the comment section. You don't have to say anything, I'm not fishing for compliments, you can just type "Pick me" and hit the "publish" icon and your name will be added to the drawing.  Sorry, but I have to limit it to USA residents only.  Postage is too expensive outside the US.  I will draw a name on Friday June 30th.  WOW, did June fly by or what?????

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, June 26, 2017

Wild About Flowers, Accordion Fold Technique, 2017-2018 In Colors Card

Here is another fun "Accordion Fold" Technique card.  This card was made by Shelly.  I need to check with some of these gals to see if they have a blog that I can link back to.  

This card was made using the new Powder Pink in-color.  The set used here is "Wild about Flowers".  I need to get me some of that new ribbon too!!!  I don't have very many accessory things here, well, current ones that is.

You can find the instructions to make this fun fold here.  It's a very fun and easy technique.  You can decorate all of the sides of the folds or just the "visible" ones.  I usually just decorate the "visible" ones because I think I need a place to write a little note on the inside somewhere!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda
 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Colorful Season, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up! 2071-2018 Catalog

As I stated in yesterday's post, I was at a very fun stamping extravaganza where I was demonstrating tips and uses for the new "Embossing Paste."  Sitting to the right of me was my sweet friend Colleen C.. She gave me one of the cards she had made.  I LOVE it!!!  I have this set and I can't wait to start playing with it more.  I have only used the leaf and the snowflake in it and that was for samples for the extravaganza.  But now that is all done and my worktable is almost cleared off I can begin to play with some of the new stuff I have gotten.

To make this card you will need a piece of Berry Burst cardstock cut 5-1/2" x 7".  Score it on the long side at 4-1/4".  The inside is a piece of the new "Color Theory" paper from the 6" x 6" stack.  I was surprised at the stack I had purchased, it's no longer in a tablet form, it's all loose sheets.  Mixed thoughts on that!  That inside piece measures 5-1/2" x 3".  On the outside the Early Espresso piece was cut 2-1/2" x 5-1/4".  And the Whisper White layer is cut 2-1/4" x 5".  I'm not sure what set the words are from, but I do like them very much.

The branch was die cut using the "Seasonal Layers" dies as well as the flowers.  The flowers behind the die cut ones were stamped on and it appears they were stamped off once and then stamped onto the cardstock.  Pearls were added to the center of each flower and that was it. It's a very simple and quick card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Guy Greetings, Masculine Birthday Card, Embossing Paste Technique

Today I was at Terri's fun Stamping Extravaganza.  That is where you get to see all of the newest items in the catalog and you can see free demonstrations.  I was demonstrating the "Embossing Paste".  I have had fun with this technique in the past and I was thrilled to see that Stampin' Up! is not carrying it.  I have a container of what is called "Paper Paste", it's the same thing as "Embossing Paste". But when comparing the two, I found the Stampin' Up! brand better.  It was much creamier and smoother to work with.  It's a bit looser too, not so thick, but it's not runny either.  It's like the consistency of cold cream that has a light scent of interior house paint, which I find to be a pleasant smell.  Though I only smelled that smell when I put my nose to the container.  While I was working with it I didn't smell a thing.

So, for this card I had taken some of the "Embossing Paste" and mixed in one drop of Chocolate Chip inker.  Then I used the bricks mask available in the new catalog.  I took one of the pallet knives from the new set and smeared the paste over the mask until I got it where I wanted it and then I scraped it off with a wider pallet knife.  I set it aside to dry while I worked on the other components of the card.

For the card and the words I used the "Guy Greetings" set.  I stamped  the car and words using Early Espresso ink.  I die cut them out with the oval dies.  I used Early Espresso card stock for the oval layers and for the base of this card.

It's very simple to do. I had a great time playing with the paste and also making this card!  The paste leaves such a nice background texture on the card.  I found that if (before removing the mask) I put a little bit of paste on a sponge I could get the paste to lift up a bit higher and make a rougher texture that felt and looked more like brick.  I added a little paste to the sponge because a dry sponge would just lift off the paste you initially set down.  You could also use a different color paste to sponge on to get an even deeper depth.  There's SO many fun things you can do with this "Embossing Paste".

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 23, 2017

Daisy Delight, Birthday Card, Accordion Fold Technique, 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I'm looking at my past posts trying to find the card I made for Terri's Tuesday Technique Night but I couldn't find it. So that means I need to tell you how to do this "Accordion Fold" technique.  It's a fun fold to do and there's SO many sides to decorate or to leave as is.  This card was made by Tanya.

To make this card you will need a piece of cardstock cut 8-1/2" x 11".  (Edited on 7-6-17, it should read 5-1/2" x 11") Score the long side at 1-1/4", 4", and 6-3/4". Fold the smallest piece valley, the next score mark mountain and the last score mark valley.  And that's it.  Just decorate as desired.  

Tanya used the "Daisy Delight" bundle to make this card. In the bundle you get the stamp set and dies. The decorative paper and Faceted Gems" are purchased separate but they are a must have!!

Since I didn't post my swap I will have to share it with you tomorrow.  I really thought I did.  I try to wait until Technique Night to post it but I totally forgot.  Forgetting has been kind of a trend with me lately!  UGH!!

Anyway, it's a simple and very fun fold.  A vertical greeting would be something fun to add to that small front flap.  I look at this layout with SO many other possibilities in mind.  Play with it and see what you can come up with.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Timeless Textures, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Thank You Card

I needed to make a thank you card for a special friend who is doing me a big favor.  I wanted to make a card with a bit more pizzazz to it than just a few layers and a "thank you" attached.  I surfed the net and found a fun card that I copied a lot of the elements in it.  You can see that card here.  I did make some changes though. I added a scallop to the background circle layer. 

I used the "Timeless Textures" set for the lacy filigree in the background.  The original card had splatters.  I did like the splatters, but I thought the filigree thing would look more elegant with the roses. I stamped off using Sweet Sugar Plum ink.  

I stamped the flowers using Pirouette Pink and Sweet Sugar Plum inks. I fussy cut each one out.  I stamped the leaves using Pear Pizzazz cardstock and Wild Wasabi ink.  I fussy cut those out.  And for those pod things, I stamped them using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I colored in the top with Daffodil Delight and the bottom part using Pear Pizzazz markers.  And again, I fussy cut those out.  

For the ribbon piece, I cut a 1" x 3" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then I cut a 1-1/4" piece of Sweet Sugar Plum cardstock for the layer behind it.  I used the "Banner Triple" punch and punched one end of each.  I taped the layers together and trimmed the top part as needed.  

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  I used Rich Razzleberry ink and I punched it out using the "Classic Label" punch. I also punched out two more using Sweet Sugar Plum cardstock and I layered one on the top of the word piece and one on the bottom. 

I used a lot of Dimensionals on this card. There's a lot of depth to this card.  I'm pleased at how this card turned out.  I think my friend will like it too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Thinlits, Rubberband Technique Card

Today I am going to share with you a fun and easy technique.  Plus a fun fold too.

The base of this card is a 1/4-sheet of Lemon Lime Twist.  This is a color I need to learn to like, I'm not a limy color fan so I think it will have to grow on me.  

There is a layer of Basic Black cardstock that measures 3/1/4" x 4-1/2"  The Whisper White piece is cut 3-1/4" x 8-1/2" and folded in half.

Next we took second largest clear block and stamped Lemon Lime Twist ink on it.  On this block were many twisted rubber bands wrapped around it.  They did not cross over on each other, they were all next to the block. If you overlap them you will only be able to stamp the highest part.  So you ink up and stamp the bands on the cardstock, inking and moving the block at different angles.  Each time I stamped I had fresh ink, there was no stamping off stamping.  

We tied a black ribbon around the front by the fold and then added the "Happy Birthday".  The words were die cut with the sticky sheet behind the cardstock so when we were ready, we just removed the backing and stuck the words to the front.  This was a very fun technique to play with. I think I may do this technique for the next technique night swap!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Background Bits Hostess Set Card

I am not sure why I bought the "Background Bits" Hostess set but once I opened it I saw some fun possibilities with it.  I came up with this simple card.  I'm not sure what occasion it is for but it has a lot of possibilities.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Fresh Fig cardstock. And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I took the scalloped circle die and cut my circle from the center of the Fresh Fig layer before it was set in place.  That way I didn't waste any cardstock.

I used the Wild Wasabi marker and what I thought was the Fresh Fig marker to color in the flowers.  I had inadvertently used Berry Burst, but it's still pretty.  And I think the Fresh Fig may have been too dark for the flowers.  Once they were stamped I die cut them with the circle die.  Then I taped that to the scalloped die.

I stamped the lined unreadable image using Fresh Fig ink. I wrapped some gold thread around the Whisper White piece and then I took some more of the gold thread and wrapped it around a scrap piece of cardstock and cut it like you would when you make a pom pom.  I tied those little pieces in place.  I did add a dot of glue so they stayed.  They did like to slip out of the knot.
Next I taped the Whisper White focal piece to the Fresh Fig layer.  I added Dimensionals to the Fresh Fig layer and taped that on the card base and the card was done.  It would make a great Thinking of you, Friendship, Get Well, Sympathy or even a fun Birthday Card.

There are many cards on my blog that can be made in under 20 minutes.  Click here to see them.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Stylized Birthday, Birthday Memories, Birthday Card

I have had a lot of fun with the "Stylized Birthday" stamp. It's in a box all by itself!  What I like most about it is the size.  It takes up a lot of space, which allows you to use those little images.

For my card I used a folded half sheet of the new Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  I hope to use this more, I'm not fond of the color and I'm hoping it will grow on me. I  used it here because it matched the dots in the DSP.  The Decorative Series Paper (DSP) used here is from the "Birthday Memories" 12" x 12" pack.  I cut it 5" x 1-7/8" and the Pumpkin Pie layer behind it was cut 5-1/8" x 2".  I taped the layers in place on the front left.  Then I stamped the words using the "Stylized Birthday" image and Basic Black ink.  I trimmed the piece to 2-1/2" x 2-3/4".  The Pumpkin Pie layer behind it measures 2-3/8" x 2-7/8".  I taped the layers together and then taped that on top of the dotted DSP piece.

Next I punched out a balloon from the DSP and added a few Dimensionals behind it.  I left the bottom open so I could add the Baker's Twine and then the Dimensional on top to hold it in place.  I took my scissors (closed) and curled the twine like you would curling ribbon. But be sure your scissors are closed. Oh and you really only have one shot at it, if you try to curl it again it probably own't work.  I have on occasion been able to redo it but most of them time it won't work again.  Then I end up wetting the twine and wrapping it around a toothpick and letting it dry.

And for the final element on the front, I cut one of the gifts from the DSP and set it in place with Dimensionals.  So, there you have it.  A very fun and quick card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tranquil Tulips, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

I was looking for some samples on Google for the "Tranquil Tulips" set and I ran across one something like this.  I say "something like it" because I did change the wording, but for the most part, it looks like the card you can view here.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Early Espresso cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the new in color "Powdered Pink".  I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2-1/4" x 4-1/2".  I stamped the leaves using the new Lemon Lime Twist ink pad.  The flowers were stamped using Powdered Pink ink and cut out by hand.  I know, fussy cutting UGH!!!  The bud things were stamped using Early Espresso ink and again cut out by hand. The center of the flowers were stamped using Early Espresso ink as well as the words.  The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set.  I die cut them using the stitched oval die and then layered with the scalloped oval die.

The flowers, bud things and word layer piece were all set in place using Dimenionals.  And that was it.  It's a pretty simple card to make and even with the fussy cutting, it really didn't take that long to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Going Far, Colorful Seasons, Birthday Card, 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I'm going to share with you another set of cards I made at Terri's fun Stamp-a-Stack last week.  This was super easy with a very fun fold!!  

You will need a piece of cardstock cut 6-1/2" x 5-1/2" and score it at 2-1/8".  Fold it inward on the score line.  A piece of decorative paper from the "Color Theory" Designer Series Paper (DSP) was cut 2" x 5-1/8" and taped in place on the front of the card. 

Next you will need a piece of Whisper White cut 3" x 6" and folded it in half.  Stamp your words on it and tape it in place, centering it on the inside of the card.  Now you have to remember to stamp it with the folded edge on the outside. My first one I stamped like I would normally stamp a card and when I went to tape it in place I remembered the instructions I was given at the door when I received my packet of card supplies.  So much for having a good memory anymore!!! LOL  But I know the measurements and I have that same stamp, so I planned to make myself a new piece when I got home.  But I haven't done that yet.  I'm sure I will be getting at that tomorrow so I can clear those cards off my worktable. I'm trying REALLY hard to keep it clean. So far so good!

I do like this layout and I plan on using it again with other images.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 16, 2017

Birthday Delivery, Birthday Memories, Birthday Card

Well, if this wasn't one of the easiest cards I've made in a while.  The only stamping was the "Happy Birthday" from the "Birthday Delivery".  The rest was decorative paper.  Yup, you read that right! I found this card on Google search.  I thought it was a good way to use the red and white decorative paper from the "Birthday Memories" 12" x 12" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  You can see the original card here.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red.  On top of that is the layered Whisper White piece that was cut 4" x 5-1/4".  I took the red and white DSP and cut it 1-3/4" x 5-1/4".  The striped paper was cut 1" x 5-1/4".  I taped the striped piece to the red and white piece, I made sure the pieces together measured 2-1/8", or close to it.  You don't need to be exact, who's going to measure???  Once I got the striped piece onto the red and white piece I taped them to the left side of the Whisper White piece.  

Next I stamped the words from the "Birthday Delivery" set using Real Red ink.  I used the Stitched Oval Thinlit to cut them out. I also die cut the hat from the "Birthday Memories" DSP.  I set the word oval in place using Dimensionals and I added small Dimensionals to set it in place.  And that was it. Super easy and very quick to make.  What a fun birthday card!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Birthday Delivery, Birthday Card

Here's another card I found on Pinterest.  The original card can be seen here, I believe the wording is in German.  I changed the wording, the wording color and placement.  

This card was fun and easy to make.  No coloring involved at all.  I die cut the girl from a sheet of decorative paper from the 12" x 12" "Birthday Memories" decorative paper pack.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party cardstock.  A piece of 4" x 5-1/4" of Whisper White was used for the top.   

I stamped the Pool Party does first.  I did stamp off once before stamping on the cardstock.  Then I added the Basic Black circles, directly from the ink pad.

I took some gold thread and wrapped it around 4 fingers four times and taped it at the center of the stamped area.

I die cut the little girl out and set her in place with Dimensionals. And then I stamped the words from the "Birthday Delivery" set using Real Red ink.  

This was another very simple and quick card to make.  I hope in the future that Stampin' Up! will come up with more dies that go with the decorative papers.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda