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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tin of Cards, Designer Tin of Cards, Flourish Thinlits, Birthday Card

Thursday night I was at Terri's "Tin of Cards" class and one of the cards in the tin had this layout.  I will share that card with you tomorrow. I LOVED that layout so much I just had to remake it using the decorative papers that I had. I like the finished results.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla.  I added a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) to the front of the card base.  Then I took another piece of the DSP from the same package and cut it from top to bottom.  I cut the top at 2-1/4" in and the bottom at 1-1/8" in.  I taped that piece on top of the first piece of DSP.  To save on DSP you could just use a half piece of the one you first taped down.  But the top piece is not cut so there could be equal parts.  I taped that second piece of DSP in place and then began to figure out what I wanted for my embellishments.

In digging through the mess on my worktable, I ran across the doily pieces I had cut from another project.  I taped the doily piece in place.  Then I used the "Flourish" Thinlits and die cut that lacy piece using Tip Top Taupe.  I used the 2-1/2" scalloped circle and cut out a Sweet Sugarplum piece. Then I used the stitched dies and cut out a 2-3/8" circle of Very Vanilla.  I stamped the words from the "Tin of Cards" set.  That set is soon to retire.  I'm going to miss the greetings in it the most. I stamped those words using Tip Top Taupe ink.  Then I took the festive image from the "Designer Tin of Cards" set and stamped the confetti using Sweet Sugarplum ink but stamped off once before stamping on the circle.

I had a tiny gold paper clip left over from the "Tin of Cards" kit class last week.  I tied a piece of Baker's Twine that I had from the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  It's best to tie the twine on the paper clip, clip it to the piece and then tie the bow.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.  Then I added a few sequins that were left over from a Paper Pumpkin kit and it was done.  A very quick, simple and fun card to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Friday, April 28, 2017

Special Reason, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Mother's Day Card

Today I thought I would play with the "Special Reason" and "Stylish Stems" stamp set and Framelits dies.  Though, come to think of it, I didn't use the stamp set.  I was going to make this a birthday card and the "Special Reason" set did have a nice birthday words that would fit in that space, but I thought I should make a Mother's Day card instead and those words came from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.

This was a fun card to make and very easy.

I used a folded half-sheet of Sweet Sugarplum card stock. Then a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) was taped in place.  Then I cut a  3" x 4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and I die cut the flower on the upper portion of that piece.

Next I cut a strip of Sweet Sugarplum 3" x 1/2" and taped it in place across the Very Vanilla piece.  See the photo for placement.  It's not directly in the center of the open area, it's  a bit above that.

I stamped the words using Tip Top Taupe ink and the Mother's day wishes from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set. I punched it out with the "Classic Label" punch.  I set it in place on the Sweet Sugarplum strip using Dimensionals.  I tied a piece of Linen thread around the Very Vanilla piece and set that panel in place using Dimensionals.

I added some sequins I had that were left over from a Paper Pumpkin kit and it was done!  Cute card, huh?  You can see the original one here.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Flourish Thinlits, Thank You Card

Today I was in need of a thank you card and as I was looking at the cards that popped up on Pinterest, this one caught my eye.  You can see the original card here.  I did change it a little but not much.  The changes I made were to add a smaller lacy flower die inside the top right stamped flower and to add a leaf to it as well.  Oh and I did change the base of the card.  The original base is Whisper White.  I used the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and then a layer of Whisper White that was cut 4" x 5-1/4".  The only reason I changed that was because I didn't notice it until I was ready to assemble the card.  But it's okay, I think it's pretty either way.

This was a fun and simple card to make.  I took a folded half-sheet of Sweet Sugarplum for the base of the card.  Then I added a layer of Whisper White that was cut 4" x 5-1/4".  I stamped the flowers using Sweet Sugarplum ink, but first I stamped off once.  I did that for all three flowers.  Then I die cut the flowers using Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  The leaves were die cut using Emerald Envy card stock.  And the lacy strip at the bottom was die cut using Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.

I taped the flowers in place at their centers only.  Then I added the dots to the middle.  They are the "White Perfect Accents" dots that I colored with a light pink Sharpie marker.  

I glued the lacy strip at the bottom and then stamped the words on.  After that I added the ribbon.  For my ribbon, I cut a length of ribbon and taped the ends to the back.  You can tie it all the way around if you like.  I don't think you save a whole lot of ribbon doing it the way I did but if you were doing a bunch for a swap, I'm sure you would be saving then.  But for one card, I kind of doubt you save much.  But I don't do it to save on ribbon.  I do it because I like to add the knot separately.  That way I can slide it to the exact spot I want it to be!  Once I got the knot tied on I taped the piece to the base of the card.  I added a piece of Whisper White to the inside and it was done.  It was a fun card to make and simple enough to do too, plus I LOVE the colors!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

So In Love, Falling in Love, Wedding Card, Anniversary Card

I found this gem on Pinterest and I just had to make it.  I LOVE the "So in Love" stamp set and matching die. I love almost any set that has a matching die!! LOL  But this card allowed me to use up more of my "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  You can see the Pinterest post here.  

It's a pretty simple card to make too.  The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Sahara Sand.  Though I think the original card maybe Tip Top Taupe.  Either way, it's pretty. Then I cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock to 4" x 5-1/4".   

Next I die cut the lacy looking flower piece from the "So Detailed" Thinlits.  What's nice about this one is there is a lip that is die cut so you can add your tape there and stick it to your card. So what I did was I taped up my die cut piece and set it in place on the edge of the 1-3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of the "Falling in Love" DSP.  Then I taped the rest of the DSP and set that in place on the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  I added a ribbon to hide where the two pieces meet.  Then I taped that whole piece onto my card base.

I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the words from the "So in Love" set.  I used Tip Top Taupe ink.  I had used Sahara Sand ink but it was too light.  Then I die cut the oval out using the "Stitched Shapes" dies.  

I stamped off the Sweet Sugarplum ink twice using the flower image and then stamped on my Very Vanilla oval.  Then I added the little bud images and again stamping off twice.  I stamped the leaves using Tip Top Taupe ink.  I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  I told you it was easy!!!

It can be used for a wedding or an anniversary.  So versatile.  Now I need to find more cards to use up my "Falling in Love" DSP.  I still have an unopened package!!!  I'm on a quest to use up my stuff before it retires!  The DSP is retiring as well as the stamp set.  I will be adding them to my web store sometime in the near future.  This was a fun card to make and I just LOVE the colors.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Beautiful You, Mother's Day Card

While at Terri's Technique Tuesday last week, I took a photo of a card on one of her display boards that I just HAD to make.  The only change I made to it was the wording.  The original card had the words "Life may not be the party we had hoped for but while we're here we might as well dance".  They were stamped directly onto the soon to retire "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  

The quarter piece of paper doily in the corner is also retiring.  The Rhinestones are retiring but will appear in the catalog again but not in the long strips, only as single rhinestones.  I like that, I don't often use a strip of rhinestones or pearls.  Plus it's not that difficult to line a few up if you need them in a line.  I'm just glad they are still keeping them in the catalog.  They add so much to a card.

So to make this card, I used a folded half sheet of Sahara Sand cardstock.  Then I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the "Falling in Love" DSP.  Then I stamped the dancing lady from the "Beautiful You" set using black Memento ink.  Next I added the quarter doily.  I used the vanilla colored side.

I took my Blushing Bride marker and colored in the dress. I colored in the hat using the Sahara Sand marker.  

I printed out the words on my computer and die cut them with the ovals.  The scalloped oval is a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock.  I set it in place using Dimensionals.

And for the final touch I added 3 rhinestones and the card was done!  SO simple, very quick, and a lovely Mother's Day card. I may make some more and make them into birthday cards.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Nailed It, Father's Day Card

Here's a fun card I made.  I SO love the "Nailed It" set and the "Build It" Framelits. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Delightful Dijon.

The Very Vanilla layer is 3-1/2" x 4-5/8".  On top of that is a piece of 4-1/8 x 3".  The decorative paper is cut 4" x 2-7/8". The decorative paper is from the "Urban Underground" Decorative Series Paper Pack (DSP).   

The words were stamped using the images from the "Nailed It" set.  The ink used there is Basic Gray.  I set a layer of Basic Gray card stock behind it and I had to fussy cut it.  I taped it in place and then trimmed up the Basic Gray.  That piece was set in place using Dimensionals.

The tools on the DSP were made using the "Build It" Framelits and silver foil paper.  I set the smaller ones in place using tape and the wrench was set in place using Dimensionals.  

I also added a screw head "Urban Underground" embellishment.  Those are SO darn cute.

This is a super simple and quick Father's Day!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, April 23, 2017

March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Mother's Day

I didn't use my March 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit the way it was intended to be used.  I didn't have any use for the muslin bunny bags.  So I went out on the net in search of some alternative ideas for the kit.  There sure are a LOT of other uses for the set. I was amazed.  

I found this fun card by doing a search on Pinterest. You can see the original card here

I did have to fussy cut the Very Vanilla outer part of the flower.  

The ink used here is "Sweet Sugarplum". The base of the card is Very Vanilla.

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.

This was a fun, quick and simple card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Swirly Bird, Timeless Texture, Gorgeous Grunge, Father's Day Card

I found this fun card while surfing the net.  I just couldn't help myself, I just HAD to make it.  Isn't this just a fun card? I found it here

To make this card you will need a folded half-sheet of Emerald Envy.  You need to cut it on the short side.  I cut the front panel in half.  Then I cut a Crushed Curry piece 5" x 3-3/4" and a Whisper White piece cut 4-3/4" x 3-1/2".  

I stamped the center part of the tractor using the "Gorgeous Grunge" set, then the rest of the tractor parts were added.  The wheels are from the "Swirly Bird" set.  

After the wheels were stamped, I punched out two different size circles for the hubs of the wheels. And then two bolts were added to the center of each wheel.

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  I thought this would be a perfect "Father's Day" card.

Isn't it fun?

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, April 21, 2017

Best Birds, Birthday Card, Pop-up Technique

And here is another Pop-up Technique swap card I received last month.  This card was made by Tanya.  I do not have the Best Birds set or matching dies.  I do like the bird, I have played with it a little but again, I can't have all the sets, it's not in my budget plus my workroom is getting pretty full! I never thought I could fill it up, but I managed!

This is a fun and easy technique.  You can read how to do it here.

I love how Tanya has the bird inside floating on the branch. You can't see it because I'm not good at taking photos!!  But when you open the card it gives the illusion of the bird landing on the branch. Pretty amazing!!

I do recommend you give this simple technique a try.  Soon you will be wanting to make a ton of floating cards!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Floating Pop-up Card Technique, Falling Flowers, May Flowers Framelits, Birthday Card

Here is a fun card I received in the "Floating Pop-up" technique swap last month.  I had it sitting on my worktable waiting to be added to my blog, but I had so many other things going on that it kept getting pushed back.

This card was made by Julie.  She used Peek-a-Boo Peach for the base of the card.  A folded half-sheet.  Then she added a layer of Flirty Flamingo cut 4" x 5-1/4".   Then she added a piece of the in colors 12" x 12" decorative paper pack.  The polka dots are so darn cute.

Next she die cut a scalloped square of Flirty Flamingo.  On top of that she glued the flower that was die cut from Dazzling Diamonds cardstcok.  The hearts in the corners are actually pieces from inside that die cut flower.  Pretty cool, huh?  

The inside of the card was decorated using the "Falling Flowers" set.

The instructions for this card can be found here.

These are very fun to make and a fun surprise for the one who receives the card!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Moon Baby, Baby Card, 2017 Occasions Catalog

I don't usually buy baby stamp sets.  I find I don't use them enough to justify buying them.  But this set was just too darn cute to pass up. I fell in love with the baby sleeping on the moon image and that is what sold me on the set.  I made a card using that image back in January.  You can see that card here.  There's several other images in the set yet to be used.  I plan on trying them all out!  Lucky you!!! LOL  The stamps (wood mount) fit in the container like a puzzle!  I have to only take one out at a time so I remember how to put them back in.  

I was snooping around at Clair Daly's site and I found this fun baby card to make. I used different colored paper because I didn't have what she used.  But it's okay, this is a boy or girl card.  You can see the original card here.  

I used the green paper from the "Blossoms and Bliss" decorative 12" x 12" pack. I cut that paper 4" x 5-1/4".  Then I stamped the baby onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was 2" wide by "very long" so I could punch and then trim it to  4-1/4".  While my stamp pad was still dirty, I inked it up again and stamped the image on a scrap piece of the decorative "Blooms & Bliss" paper.  And then I stamped the umbrella on a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I cut out the sleeper part and the umbrella.  I taped them in place.  I also colored in the face and hands of the baby. I colored in the hair and added a little Pink Pirouette for the cheeks.  

I cut a piece of decorative paper from the "Falling in Love" pack of paper to 1" x 6".  After punching the end I cut it to 4-3/4" long.  I added Dimensionals to that strip and stuck it to the back of the stamped white piece.  I tied some linen thread to the top and when I tied the knot, I added a 4" piece of cream "Lace Trim" to it. I had folded that 4" piece in half and tied the middle of it with the linen thread.  I then cut the edges at an angle after cutting the one end that was a loop.  In other words, I cut the loop open and then I had four ends to trim up.  

I stamped the "Hello Baby" image twice and used the Modern Label punch to punch them out.  I could have trimmed them a bit closer to the words but then why use the punch??  I think it looks fine as it is.  The white showing on "hello" is at the top and there is more white showing on the "baby" at the bottom.  It all balances out.  I taped those pieces in place, but I only taped the left sides of each one.  

I added rhinestones and I also added a pearl to the top of the umbrella, you can kind of see it.  Click on the photo for a closer view. And the card was done.  Such a sweet and cute baby card!!!  Into my stash it goes, I have no need for one right now!!  See why I don't usually buy baby sets???

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beautiful You, Birthday Card, Oval Ring Pop-up Technique

Last month at Terri's Tuesday Technique night we learned now to do the "Oval Ring Pop-up" technique.  It's a pretty simple technique and I will be sharing the directions with you tomorrow.   I have a card that we made that night using the technique.  I should have posted that card first and then this one but this one is my card for tonight's swap.

I used Blushing Bride for the base of my card. I cut it on the 8-1/2" side, so the card opens from the bottom.  For this technique it doesn't matter where your card opens.  Though I don't think a gate fold would work!!

I used a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of the "Blossoms & Bliss" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I taped all around the edges and just before I set it in place I added a half a doily from the "Lace Doily" pack from the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Those doilies are going to be expiring at the end of May.  I thought I would play with them more and try to use them up! That would be a first for me!  I'm such a hoarder!

The words are from the "Wetlands" set.  That set is retiring at the end of May. I'm going to miss that set.  I LOVED using the words from that set on many of the cards I've made.  But I'm sure that Stampin' Up! will come up with some other fun masculine sets with great words in them.

In the upper right corner of the card I added a "Petite Petals" flower.  That set along with the punch will be retiring at the end of May too.  Such a sweet little set!

And the inside of the card is kind of hard to explain, but it's the "Oval Ring Pop-up" and tomorrow I will tell you how it's done.  So for now you can ooooh and aaaaah at it!!! Or gaze at it with a puzzled look on your face!!! LOL

I am sort of in a rush to get this posted.  I need to get a nap in before I have to leave for Technique night.  Not many of you know but on March 30th I had a total hip replacement and I have been recovering from it.  I used a walker for almost a week and now I'm just using the cane. I don't use it for support as much but I still need it for stride.  If I don't use it I wobble a bit and if I don't continue to use it for the wobble, then I will wobble the rest of my life.  So I'll use the cane!  It's not like it's going to be forever, so why not?  Anyway, I had pre-posted to my blog for a couple of weeks so I wouldn't have to think about it.  Plus being on some heavy duty pain killers (heavy duty to me anyway), I was too tired to even think of going in my workroom.  And last week, the 2nd week out of surgery I was back at my worktable stamping.  Today I'm at my worktable yawning!!  Some days are more productive than others.  I'm doing fine. I can walk up and down stairs like I use to do, no more baby stepping. I can bend over and pick things up off the floor. I can cross my legs (if I want, I usually don't because it's not good for your circulation).  I can do anything I want to do.  I had a wonderful surgeon and great care in the hospital.  I was walking 4 hours after surgery.  I whipped through the exercises in PT class.  I was doing some before surgery and I think that helped with my quick recovery too.  I still get tired because I try to do too much in a day.  I think I'm making up for lost time!  But all in all I can not complain. It went well, mission accomplished and my hip is no longer in pain!  YAY!

Stop back tomorrow for the instructions and an even prettier card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, April 17, 2017

Guy Greetings, Father's Day Card, Urban Underground

Today I thought I would mix the "Urban Underground" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) with the "Guy Greetings" set.

This was a super easy Father's Day card to make.  The base is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then a layer of Basic Black cut 4" x 5-1/4" was taped on top.  Then the "Urban Underground" DSP was added.  That piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".

The car was stamped to the right of a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut 2-1/8" x 3-1/4". A layer of Basic Black was cut 2-3/" x 3-1/2".  A piece of Baker's Twine was tied around it.  I didn't have any black so I used a Sharpe marker to color it.

That panel was set in place using Dimensionals.

The inside of the card reads: Happy Father's Day.  An image that is included in the "Guy Greetings" stamp set.

And that was it.  Super easy, quick and fun.  And ready for Father's Day!

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Beautiful You, Birthday Card, 2017 Occasions Catalog

Here is a fun and beautiful card I made at Terri's last Stamp a Stack. All of the cards were fabulous and it's so difficult to pick a favorite. There are times when I can pick one out as my most favorite but this time I just couldn't.  They were all wonderful!

The base of this card is Whisper White.  Then a layer of Flirty Flamingo was used for the background layer. It was cut 1/4" x 4".  

Then the Basic Black layer was added. It was cut 3-1/4" x 4-1/4".

The lady was stamped on a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock and colored in using a Blender Pen and Flirty Flamingo inker.  A dot was put in the cover of a button container and we just touch the pen to the ink and color. Pretty simple!

The words were stamped and then punched out.  A Flirty Flamingo Touched Ribbon bow was added with a Glue Dot.  Pretty simple but yet so elegant looking!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda
 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Festive Birthday, Build a Birthday, Dutch Door Technique

Today's card was one I received in the "Dutch Door" technique swap that we learned to make at Terri's Technique Tuesday.

I do not know the name of the stamp set used here. I looked through the catalog twice and didn't see it.  I probably missed it (twice!!!).  This card was made by the talented Nancy S.  

This is a very fun technique.  I LOVE the colors of this card. It's so festive looking.  Plus after seeing the "Elegant Dots" embossing folder piece on the background, I now feel I NEED to own it!!!  I have so many embossing folders but never the right ones!! LOL  That's the excuse I use when I want a new one!!  Whatever works, right?  LOL

You can see the technique for this card here.    These are easy and fun and super quick to make.  They don't take a lot of cardstock either!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Thank you Mary.  The stamp set used here is called Build a Birthday, and it's retiring on May 31, 2017.  edited 4-23-17

Friday, April 14, 2017

Birthday Blast, Star Blast, Birthday Card, 2017 Occasions Catalog. Dutch Fold Technique

Today I'm going to share with you a fun technique card I received in a swap.  The technique is called "Dutch Fold".  It's a very simple technique, if you do it right.  When I made mine, I didn't follow the instructions.  You can see my card here.  And the instructions to make it are there as well.  Just remember to cut the front piece and add it on separate!!!  I cut the top part of the card off. All that does is creates an open topped card.  

I do not know who made this card, I'm thinking it was a fellow stamper, Julie.  

The set used here is the "Birthday Blast" and "Star Blast" edgelits dies.  As I look at this card I am seeing that it was made the same way I did mine!!!  LOL  It just seemed like the logical way to make the card.

This is a fun technique to do, and very easy.  The colors used here are Basic Black and Peekaboo Peach.  I need to use that color more, it's so soft and spring like.  With the snow all gone here and the trees budding, spring colors are SO welcomed.  I even saw my first robin on the 16th.  Poor thing. It's so cold out there.  That warm spell we had must have fooled them into flying north. 

This is such a fun birthday card!  The stars are attached to the front of the card. Pictures don't always show what is going on!

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Beautiful You, Birthday Card, 2017 Occasions Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest and I just had to make it. You know how that goes!!!  You can see that card here.  I tried to get to the original post through the link.  It did take me there but you have to sign up to view the site and I just didn't want to sign up for another web site.

My plan was to make two cards.  I wasn't fond of the idea of fussy cutting out the dress and hat, let alone twice.  But there was something good on TV, so I figured "why not?"!  

I used the "Sending Love" 6" x 6" decorative paper from the 2017 Occasions catalog.  It was with the other Valentine's Day stuff.  That was another reason why I wanted to make this card.  I had hardly touched that pack of paper.  

It was a pretty easy card to make.  First I cut and folded the half sheets of Whisper White cardstock for the base of each card.  Then I cut the decorative paper.  I only used one sheet (see why it's difficult to use up a pack of them? LOL).  I cut the left panels 5-1/8" x 2".  The piece that was left was big enough to stamp the image on twice. After stamping them, I set them aside to dry and cut the panel pieces.  The Whisper White was cut 2-1/4" x 3-1/2".  The Basic Black piece behind it was cut 2-1/2" x 3-3/4".  

Next I fussy cut the dress and hat.  I glued them in place. It was much easier than taping.  

The top image has the words stamped in an oval and layered in a Real Red oval.  I had to do that because when I stamped the words, the edge of the stamp caught the ink pad and I pressed too hard on my cardstock and got a nasty ugly looking line under my wording.  So I thought I would cover it up with the ovals.  It worked!!! YAY!!  Now had I not told you that, you would have just thought I was trying out some fun layering for the words!!!  Oh, wait.  Yup, that's what I was doing!!! LOL

The focal piece was taped together and Dimensionals were added to the back to set it in place.  

It was a fun card to make but I don't think I would like to make a bunch of them at one time.  I'm not a big fan of fussy cutting anymore!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lovely as a Tree, Sympathy Card, Stamp a Stack

You can never go wrong with the "Lovely as a Tree" set.  It can be used for a number of occasions.  I mostly used it for masculine cards.  

I really liked the use of the "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) here.  It gives it a nice background that could be masculine or feminine.

This is another card from Terri's Stamp a Stack. We stamped the tree onto the pre-cut oval. There were other options for images, but I chose the tree.  

Then we folded the base of the card, which was a half sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The DSP was added and then the metallic gold cardstock band was taped in place.  It's cut 4" x 3/4".  The tree piece was set in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words on at home.  I liked the font on these words.  They are from the "Rose Wonder" set.  I stamped them using Soft Suede ink. I thought black would be too dark against the pretty background.  And that was it.  Super easy and super fun!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nailed It, Masculine Card, Stamp a Stack, 2017 Occasions Catalog

Today I'm going to share with you three masculine cards I made at Terri's FABULOUS Stamp a Stack.  

This is from the "Nailed It" set.  I love it and look forward to it when Stampin' Up! comes out with new masculine sets. They are in demand!!!  This is a fun set.  It has a saw, hammer, screwdriver, and wrench.  Plus there's smaller images such as nails, screws, bolts, and a screw head.  Plus there's a fun pack of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) called "Urban Underground" and there's matching framelit dies called "Build It".  Now you know how much I LOVE it when a set comes with dies.  NO fussy cutting.  These cards did not require the dies, just the images, plus the embellishments I forgot to tell you about.  There's a container that has metal screw heads, bolt heads and stars in it.  How fun!!!  You can see those in the photo.

The words are from the "Suite Sentiments" set in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.

These were very fun to make and I REALLY love having yet another masculine set to play with.  

These cards can be used for birthdays or Father's Day.  Though I think I would like it to say "Happy Father's Day" on the front if that was the occasion I was going to be using it for.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, April 10, 2017

Gorgeous Grunge, Dragonfly Dreams, Rose Wonder, Stamp a Stack, 2017 Occasions Catalog

Here's a card I made at Terri's FABULOUS Stamp a Stack.  I LOVE this dragonfly die but I did not buy the set. I had too many others on my wishlist and my budget didn't even allow me to get all of the ones I wanted.  But one of the nice things about a Stamp a Stack is, many times you get to play with stamp sets that you don't own!! So at least I got to play with the dragonfly.  

To make this card, we took a folded half sheet of Whisper White and stamped the dots from the "Gorgeous Grunge" set on using Smoky Slate ink.  Then the strip of Copper Foil Paper was added.  It measured 5" x 3/4".  The dragonfly was set in place with a Dimensional and 3 rhinestones were added down the center of it, just below the head.

Then a few rhinestones were added to the background. I took mine home with me to stamp the words because I wanted to use the "Happy Birthday" from the "Rose Wonder" set.  They are such pretty fonts.

This was a very fun card to make and super quick too!  And it can be either a masculine or feminine birthday card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nailed It, Build It, Gorgeous Grunge, Father's Day Card

It's a little early for Father's Day but I am really liking this new "Nailed It" set that has the "Build It" Framelit Dies to go along with it.  No fussy cutting here!  I especially LOVE the screw and bolt dies.  

For this card I used Basic Gray cardstock for the base, a folded half sheet.  Then I took a piece of the decorative paper from the "Urban Underground" Decorative Series Paper pack (DSP).  I cut that piece 4" x 5-1/4".  I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4" x 5".  

I used the splatter image from the "Gorgeous Grunge" set.  I stamped it using Basic Gray ink.  Next I die cut 3 pieces of DSP and set them on top of the splattered ink images.

I stamped the "Happy Father's Day" image using a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I die cut it and set it in the center of the other die cut pieces using Dimensionals.

I die cut some screws and bolts using silver metallic paper.  I wasn't thinking when I was cutting out the other pieces, but I could have cut the screws and bolts out at the same time.  So much for planning ahead!! LOL  They were easy and quick to cut out but the fact is, I could have done them all at once and saved myself some time.  But what's done is done and if I use it again, I will know to cut them out at the same time!

There's not a whole lot to this card. I found it super easy to make. I found a card that used the colors of the hexagons but I can't find it now.  I changed it a lot, so if you did find it, you may not notice the 3 hexagons on the Whisper White piece were the same.

It'a very easy and fun card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Guy Greetings, Masculine Birthday Card

While looking at the piles of stuff on my worktable I spied this car from the "Guy Greetings" set.  It was already stamped, die cut and layered.  What was it doing there?  I examined it and found nothing wrong with it, no errors in stamping. It's not off center. It inked clearly. So why it was just sitting there will remain a mystery unless it all comes back to me how it got there!!! And we know that won't happen.  LOL

Even if the card wasn't ready to go, this would be a super simple card to make.  I used the "Peek-a-Boo" technique to do the decorative layer.  You can see how to do that simple technique here.  There's several cards posted there to view.  

The "Guy Greetings" set also had the "Happy Birthday" greetings in it as well. SO, I got out that set and stamped the words using Dapper Denim ink.

That printed layer is from the in color 12" x 12" paper pack.  I need to use it more.  These colors expire soon and the pack was hardly used.  Story of my life when it comes to those paper packs!  But I gotta have them!!!

After doing the technique and stamping the words, I set the car in place using Dimensionals. And that was it.  Super simple and quick!

This would also make a great Father's Day card!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, April 07, 2017

Beautiful You, Birthday Card, 2017 Occasions Catalog

My sweet friend Colleen C. gave me this beautiful card.  The Decorative Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Fruit Stand pack. I looked in the catalog for this and kept passing it by.  All I saw was the fruit and not what was on the other side. It's pretty paper!!  This color is Peekaboo Peach.  

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Peekaboo Peach cardstock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then the "Fruit Stand" papers were set on top of that.  They were cut 3-3/4" x 2" for the bottom piece, and the top piece was cut 3-3/4" x 3".  A piece of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon was added to hide where the two pieces of DSP meet or overlap, depends on how you cut your pieces. I tend to cut a little longer and just overlap a little. Not too much or the ribbon won't cover it.

The image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White that was cut 4" x 2-1/2".  Then it was colored in using a blender pen and the Peekaboo Peach ink pad.  The "Floral Affection" embossing folder was used on top of the image.  I love the looks of that effect.  It was then set on a piece of Peekaboo Peach cut 4-1/4" x 2-3/4".  It was set in place using Dimensionals.  Then three silver sequins were added and it was done.

A pretty quick and simple card. I LOVE the colors here.  Now I want to buy the "Floral Affection" embossing folder set. GRRR There are two smaller folders in that set.  I will add it to my wishlist!

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Bloomin' Love, Dutch Door Technique Card

Here's another card I had received in the technique swap last month. It's called the "Dutch Door" technique and it's super simple to do.  Click here to see the card I made for the swap. The instructions to do this simple technique can also be found there.

This card was made by Shelly at Terri's Tuesday Technique night.  

This card was made using a quarter sheet of Whisper White cardstock. The piece was dry embossed with the the Happy Heart embossing folder.  Then the Dutch Door was added.

On the front of the door, the paper from the "Floral Boutique" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) was cut 5-1/4" x 2".  

The heart from the "Bloomin' Love" set was stamped using Night of Navy ink and die cut with the 2-3/8" circle framelit.

Then the Dazzling Diamonds scalloped circle was cut using the framelit that measures around 2-3/4". I LOVE this glittery paper.  It's so sparkly and it can really jazz up a card. It's kind of hard to see it in the photo, but if you click on the photo you can get a better look. If you don't have any of the glittery paper, you can always just use Whisper White and it will still look pretty and you can color in some "Wink of Stella" if you have some.

The heart piece was set in place on the glittery piece using Dimensionals.  You need something stickier than just tape runner.  There's also three rhinestones added to that heart.  Again, click on the photo to see them.  

Now for the tricky part.  Only tape half of the heart.  The left half.  Set it in place on half of the Dutch Door and you're done!!

Wasn't that fun and easy?  Oh and pretty too!!!

This can be used as a Wedding card, an Anniversary card and a Valentine's day card.  Or just a card to let someone know you love them!!

Thank you so much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

In the Meadow, Reflections or Mirror Image Technique, Masculine Card,

This is a card I had received in a swap.  The set used here is "In the Meadow" and the technique is the "Reflections or Mirror Image" technique.  It's very easy to do.  

I made a card a while back using this technique and the "Traveler" set.  You can see that card here.  The instructions to do this technique can also be found there.  

It's a very easy, fun and quick technique to do.  Really!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Rose Wonder, Flourish Thinlits, 2017 Occasions

I looked at a number of images at Clair's "Clair Daly Creates" blog and when I saw this one, I thought I could make it. Especially when I saw that I had the Perfect Plumb flower already cut out just waiting for me to find something to do with it.  Well, today was the day!!!  You can see Clair's card here.  

I used a folded half-sheet of Sahara Sand cardstock for the base of the card. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Falling in Love" decorative 12" x 12" paper for the background layer.

I glued the Perfect Plumb flower in place using my waxed paper and glue method.  I put some glue on waxed paper and fold it in half. You do need to make sure the waxed paper is big enough for you image.  Then I take my bone folder and spread the glue around evenly.  I open up the waxed paper. I set the image on top of the glue and I place another piece of waxed paper over the top and press down to get the glue on the back of the image.  I remove the top piece of waxed paper and I take off the image.  I immediately set it in place on the background.  You need to have that background ready to go before you play with the glue!  Throw away the waxed paper so you don't make a mess.

I got to play with the new doilies again too!  I'm hoping to use them up before the end of the 2017 Occasions Catalog expires.  I cut a 2" circle using a piece of decorative paper from the "Falling in Love" 12" x 12" paper pack. Then I set the doily on top with glue. I only glued on the center part.  I set it aside to dry while I wrapped some linen thread around the decorative paper.  Be careful, the paper is more fragile than cardstock.  I tied it in a knot and in that knot I added a 4" folded piece of the vanilla "Lace Trim". I cut the loop on it and angled the ends.  Then I added tape to the back of the 2" trimmed circle and set it in place on the background piece.  

The words were from the "Rose Wonder" set.  I stamped them, then the border and I die cut the piece out. I forgot about that piece. I was SO happy that I didn't have to fussy cut that piece!!   I added some pearls around and that was it.  

This was such a fun and pretty birthday card.  I have a very special person I'm giving this to.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, April 03, 2017

February 2017 Paper Pumpkin, Graduation Card, Alternative Card

I'm always on the lookout for cards to make using the Paper Pumpkin kits.  I either have pieces left over from my kits or the kit just didn't fit my needs and is sitting there waiting for me to find something to do with it.

Well, the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit still has some pieces left in the box.  I did not use the kit the way it was shipped to me.  I didn't have any use for invitations.  So, this was one of those kits that I was searching for something different to make. And by different, I mean cards.  I prefer cards with these kits.  I use a lot of cards so, it's cards I want to make.

This one was super easy.  I think it would make a great graduation card.  I found the card on Pinterest.  You can see it by clicking here.

I took a half sheet of Whisper White cardstock and folded it in half.  Then I cut some strips of the cardstock in the kit and just taped them in place, spacing them about equally apart.  You don't have to be exact in the size of the strips. The center one is 3/8" and the other two are a bit smaller than that.  They were cut at the score line of the original piece.  I didn't have to measure the length.

I used my Star framelets dies and cut out two stars. One of Dapper Denim and the other of the gold glitter paper.  I tied a piece of Dapper Denim around the front part of the card and tied a bow.  Then I added the stars using Dimensionals.  

It was a super easy card to make and I think it will be a wonderful graduation card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Botanical Builders, February 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Stylized Birthday Birthday Card,

I have a lot of fun with the "Stylized Birthday" stamp. I especially like it because it's large. It covers a lot of area so you don't need to add a bunch of stuff to make the card look nice.

Here I used a piece of cardstock from the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I didn't finish working on the stuff in my kit so I thought I would use the pieces on future cards.  I cut that piece  2-1/2" x 5".  I cut a layer of Night of Navy 2-3/4" x 5-1/4".  I set that layer in place using snail tape.

I stamped the words and trimmed them to 2" x 2-1/2".  I added a Night of Navy layer measuring 2-1/4" x 2-1/2".  I set that layer in place using Dimensionals.

I die cut a flower using the "Botanical Builders" framelit dies.  I cut the flower using Calypso Coral and the center is Whisper White. I added a white "Perfect Accents" dot to the center. I had colored that dot with a yellow Sharpe marker.  I used a glue dot to set that flower in place on the corner of the birthday layer and that was it.  Super easy, quick and fun too!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, April 01, 2017

March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Easter Card

Today I thought I would play with the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin.  I am one who likes full-size cards so I took the note card and cut it in half to use the more solid colored piece.  Using this layout allowed me to make the full-size card I was looking for.

For this card I used a folded half-sheet of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. I cut off 1" from the right front.

I cut a piece of decorative paper from the "Blooms & Bliss" pack to 3" x 5-1/4".

For that inside piece, I cut a piece of Raspberry Ripple 6-1/2" x 3-1/4".  The dotted piece on top is from the Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I set that on top (this little card opens from left to right). I also added a piece of Whisper White to the inside. It measured 3" x 3" (the same as that dotted piece on the front).

Next I stamped the bunny face. I punched it out with the 1-3/8" circle punch.  I stamped the ears and fussy cut them out. I colored the inside of the ears with the Blush Blossom marker.  I made sure I left a little bit of extra paper at the ends of the ears to tape them behind the head piece.  If you forget, you can just tape the head on first and then try to get the ears on the edge of the head circle.  When I got done with the face, I did take a Q-tip and Blush Blossom ink and added a little blush on both sides of the nose.  I also colored the eye dots in with Pool Party ink.  I didn't like how blah the face edge looked, so I took a sponge and sponged the edges with Blush Blossom ink.  I still didn't like it so I took my Basic Black marker and ran it around the edge of the face.  It looked more like it was a stamped circle and it fit better with the black edges on the ears.  I set it in place on the smaller card.  I tied a piece of white Baker's Twine to the fold of the little card.

I taped the back of the little card and set it in place on the inside of the larger card.  See the photo for the placement.  

It's an easy and fun layout, plus I got to make a full-size card using the Paper Pumpkin kit!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda