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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

While cleaning up my worktable, I ran across a project I had started but never finished.  There were 4 pieces of the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock all cut and folded.  On top of that were 4 pieces of the decorative paper from the "Falling in Love" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper pack (DSP) all cut.  ANd on top of that was the Very Vanilla pieces all cut and the half doilies.  The big question is, where were you going with these????  I haven't a clue.  I didn't even remember cutting them!! LOL How long have they been buried?  LOL

Anyway, this is what I came up with.  The Sweet Sugarplum base is a folded half sheet of cardstock that was cut on the 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4" so the card opens at the bottom.

Next the Very Vanilla pieces was cut 4" x 5-1/4".  Then the DSP was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I stamped the words using Basic Black ink.  The words are from the "So in Love" set. I'm going to miss this set!!!

I taped a piece of the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon to the back of the DSP.  Then I taped that piece to the Very Vanilla cardstock. And I taped the Very Vanilla layers to the card base.  

I added a little bit of tape to the larger parts of the doily and tucked the edge in behind the ribbon.  I made a loop of ribbon and taped it together. I wrapped a piece of ribbon around that loop to form a bow.  I taped the two bow ends on the back of the looped piece and it was done!!

Quick and simple but that is not where I was going with this card at all.  I still have 3 more to do so maybe it will all come back to me!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dragon Fly Dreams, So in Love, Falling in Love, Anniversary Card

I'm just trying to use up a few things that are retiring in 8 days.  I know I can't use up all the stuff, but I'm going to try to use the things up that I only have a little left.  Then I won't feel so bad about the other things!! Crazy thinking, I know!! LOL

This was a fun and easy card to make.  The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Tip Top Taupe cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I marked the DSP on the left at 1" on the top and bottom and taped some retiring ribbon to the back.  

Next I stamped the words.  These are from the "So in Love" set (that is retiring).  I taped it in place on the front of the Tip Top Taupe base.  Then I added the half doily.  I added a couple of dots of tape and slipped it under the ribbon.

I die cut the dragonfly using Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  I set it in place using pieces of Dimensionals.  Then I added some pearls to the dragonfly and to the background.  And that was it. Not only pretty but easy too!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams, Falling in Love, Birthday Card

I LOVE this "Dragonfly Dreams" set.  This is the first time I have played with it.  I was saving it for the interim time when the other sets I love are retired and the new ones I'm going to be loving are in transit!!!  To a stamp lover, that's a VERY long time!!! LOL  But I still have some sets that didn't retire so I can play with them too.

This is a very simple and quick card to make.  And yet it's SO pretty!

I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  I let a piece of Basic Black cardstock on top, it measured 3-1/4" x 4-3/8".  Then I cut a piece of the "Falling In Love" Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 3" x 4-1/8".  I chose this color of DSP from the package because I thought the dragonfly against it would give a very stunning effect.  I was right!!!

I stamped the words that were in the "Butterfly Dreams" set.  I die cut the dragonfly using Basic Black cardstock.  I set it in place with a piece of Dimensional.  Then I added 3 different sizes of rhinestones and that was it. Seriously, that was it!! I just LOVE the look of this card!!

This would also make a beautiful sympathy card, get well card, or thinking of you card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nailed It, Build it Framelits, Father's Day Card

The "Nailed It" set and "Build It" Framelits set are going to be retiring at the end of the month. I was VERY sad to see these go, especially when there are not a lot of masculine stamp sets in the catalog as it is.  I thought for sure this fun set would carry over, but alas it did not. So I thought I would search Google for a fun card to make using it.  I found this fun card here.  But I did change the wording part.  I had printed my words out on the computer.  There were "Happy Father's Day words that came with the stamp set but they were in a hexagon shape and I didn't want that on this card.  SO, I just used my computer and printed out the wording.

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Delightful Dijon cardstock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Then a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  And on top is a 3-3/8" x 5" piece of "Urban Underground" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  Actually it's 2 pieces of DSP.  The stripes on the left were cut 1" x 5".

After taping the layers together, I die cut the wrench, screwdriver, and hammer using the silver foil paper.  Then I stamped the screwdriver and hammer using Delightful Dijon cardstock and Basic Black ink.  I die cut those pieces out as well.  I cut the cardstock so I was using just the handles of the tools and I taped them in place on the foil die cut pieces.

I printed out the words on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and I used the stitched oval die to cut it out.  Then I assembled the top of the card.  First I added the screwdriver and then the wrench.  I used Dimensionals behind the oval and I added the hammer last.

It was a fun card to make but it still makes me sad that it's retiring.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

  

Saturday, May 20, 2017

You've Got This, Rose Wonder, Botanical Builders, Birthday Card


I still had some "You've Got This" flowers sitting on my worktable and I didn't want to toss them aside or toss them out so I thought I would play with one of them today.  

I used a folded half sheet of Calypso Coral for the base of my card.  On top of that I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Tip Top Taupe decorative paper from the 12" x 12" stack.  I love those stacks but I never seem to put a dent in them before they retire.  UGH!  Sounds familiar even with the packs that only have 12 sheets in them!!!  I don't know if I'm hoarding or just forgetting to use them.  When you use them, you don't need to do much else with the background. 

Anyway, I cut a strip of Calypso Coral 2-1/4" x 4" and a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2" x 4".  

I colored the flower using a blender pen and the Calypso Coral marker.  I used Delightful Dijon for the center of the flower. 

Next I cut 3 leaves using the "Botanical Builders" dies.  I cut one of Pear Pizzazz and the other two are Old Olive.  I set the flower in place so I knew where to stamp the words.  After the words dried I added the leaves and then I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.

It was a pretty simple flower to make, though I am not a big fan of fussy cutting but I did it because what I had in mind for the card, I thought it would be pretty.  And for once in a very long time, what I pictured in my head came out the same on paper!!!  LOL

It was fun and I do like how it turned out!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Friday, May 19, 2017

You've Got This, Rose Wonder, Birthday Card

I am actually trying to clean up my workroom!  I ran across this flower from the "You've Got This" set.  I had stamped it using VersaMark and white embossing powder.  I colored the flower in using Soft Sky ink and a blender pen.  The center is Daffodil Delight and a little Delightful Dijon.  The leaves are done using Pear Pizzazz.  

This was a simple card to make and quick too, even if I were to have had to stamp and emboss.  That only takes about 2 minutes to do. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4 piece of Soft Sky cardstock.  I added a 4-1/2" x 2" piece of Soft Sky decorative paper from the 12" x 12" stack. The Basic Black layer behind it is 4-3/4" x 2-1/4".  

The flower panel was cut after I had stamped the flower, it measures 3-1/2" x 2-5/8".  The Basic Black layer behind it is cut 3-3/4" x 2-7/8".  

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set.  I stamped them on Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black ink. I used the stitched oval die to cut it out and I used a scalloped oval die for the Basic Black layer behind it.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Pretty simple, quick and elegant looking.

I have a ton of that 12" x 12" paper in those stacks to use up. It's retiring at the end of the month, except for the in colors.  I don't think I will accomplish that goal!!! LOL  Especially when you use small pieces like this!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 18, 2017

You've Got This, Rose Wonder, Sympathy Card

Today I need to make a sympathy card.  I think the "You've Got This" set is such a pretty one.  I thought the flower would be nice on a sympathy card.  Though the set does not come with sympathy words.  I found the wording in the "Rose Wonder" set.

I thought I would use some of the retiring colors too. The base of my card is Tip Top Taupe. Then the next layer is Watermelon Wonder. I cut it to 4" x 5-1/4".  Then the Mint Macaron layer was cut to 3-3/4" x 5".  And the Whisper White layer was cut at 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  

I stamped the background using the fun stamp that came with the set. I used Mint Macaron and stamped off once. 

I stamped the flower on a separate piece of cardstock.  I colored the flower using the Watermelon Wonder marker and a blender pen. I colored the Mint Macaron marker and a blender pen.  The center of the flower I used the Delightful Dijon marker, no blender pen!  Next I fussy cut the flower and then I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.

It was as simple as that.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Remarkable You, Paper Piecing Technique

I received this card last night at Terri's Tuesday Technique Night.  It was made by Shelly.  The technique was called "Paper Piecing".  It's where you stamp the image on the base cardstock, here it's the Whisper White oval and then you stamp the image again onto decorative paper.  Then you hand cut the image inside the stamped lines and set the cut piece in place over the stamped image on the Whisper White piece. The card I posted yesterday shows the technique a bit closer. You can see that card by clicking here.  It's kind of like coloring in the image but you're using Decorative Paper instead of inks or markers. 

The set used here is "Remarkable You."  I don't have this set, but I do love the flowers in it.  I'm not going to order it, the new catalog is coming out in about 2 weeks and I'm looking forward to ordering some new stuff! 

This is a fun technique, please read yesterday's post to see how the technique is done.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Moon Baby, Baby Shower Card. 2017 Occasions Catalog, Stamping Technique Card

Here is the card I am using for the technique swap tonight. This technique is fun and easy to do, but it does involve fussy cutting. I think the technique was called "Decorative Paper Overlay".  I stamped my image on the Whisper White cardstock and then I stamped the same image onto the decorative paper.  I cut the decorative paper pieces out by hand and taped them in place over the first stamped image.  I did color the face, hair and hands using markers and a blender pen.  

The background has a bunch of adorable animals on it, that image is in the set!!! SO darn cute!  The words are also included in the set. 

Both the image piece and word piece were die cut using the "Stitched Ovals" dies.  I cut a scalloped oval using the same Mint Macaron green as the background and card base are.  I sponged the edges on the cute animal background piece and on the scalloped oval piece.  

I set both the large and small ovals in place using Dimensionals, except for the left edge of the word piece, I just added tape there or the oval would have been crooked.

Another fun and easy card to make.  I had to fussy cut out enough for 9 cards and I didn't even complain!!  But then again, I was chatting on the phone at the time so it went rather quickly!!!  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 15, 2017

You've Got This, Rose Wonder, Thank You Card

I wanted to play with some of the retiring sets before the end of the month.  These two are not retiring but I saw this card on the net and had to make one.  I liked the way it looked even though I did change it a bit.  You can see the original card here.

I used Smoky Slate decorative paper instead of Basic Gray, I added a doily and I changed the words.  Other than that it's about the same!!!

The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Basic Gray.  I cut it at the 8-1/2" edge.  This card opens from the bottom.  I didn't have any Basic Gray decorative paper from the 12" x 12" stack left, so I used Smoky Slate.  I like it, it made the Basic Gray stand out more.  

I stamped the flower from "You've Got This" and die cut it with the larger circle die.  I took the largest die and cut out a Basic Gray circle for the layer.  The original card has their wording in round layers.  I tried it with the words here and there was just too much space on the top and bottom.  I thought about moving the words to the top or bottom and adding and embellishment but after moving the die I the image popped in my head and I decided to go with the oval.  I like how it looks.  

I colored the flower using a blender pen and the Daffodil Delight marker.  I used Delightful Dijon for the center of the flower.

I cut a piece of the dotted decorative paper 1-1/2" x 4" and the Basic Gray layer 2" x 4".  I cut them long so I could trim them up after punching the ribbon edge (that doesn't even show on the card!!!).  I taped all of the layers together and then I assembled the card.  I set the pieces on the card and moved the doily around until I found a spot that I thought it looked nice.  I taped the back side of the upper right part, no one was going to see the tape mess on it, it was going to be covered with the flower piece.  I added a few tiny dots of tape runner on the larger areas of the side of the doily that is visible. 

I set the ribbon piece in place where I thought it would look the best.  I marked the edge and trimmed it before I taped it in place.  Next I taped the flower piece in place and finally I added the word piece using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It looks more difficult than it was.  And now I think I have all of the thank you cards I need, so I'd better get busy and send them out!

Thank you ever so much for visiting today,
Wanda
   

Sunday, May 14, 2017

So in Love, Anniversary Card

I found this fun and pretty card on Pinterest.  I thought I should add a few more cards to my anniversary stash. Though this card can be used as a Valentine's Day or Wedding card too.  The original card can be found here

This card was super quick to make.  It's one of those cards you could whip up super quick as you are heading out the door to the anniversary party or the wedding!  Decorative background paper aids in making a card super quick!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Blushing Bride. It folds on the top so you cut it on the short side.

Next I cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla at 4" x 5-1/4".  Then I cut the decorative paper 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".

I cut a doily in half and I then cut that half piece in half.  The half piece goes on the front and the 1/4 piece was put on the left bottom corner on the inside piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

I cut the Very Vanilla strip 7/8" wide x 3-7/8" long.  I stamped the words using black Memento ink.  I added Dimensionals to the strip and then set it in place over the doily.

I punched out a flower using Blushing Bride decorative paper.  I set it in place using a glue dot.  I added a pearl to the center and the card was finished.  That included added the other piece of Very Vanilla to the inside along with the quarter doily in the bottom left corner.  The original card on Pinterest gives you a glimpse of that doily on the inside.  

Fun, pretty and quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Rose Wonder, Special Reason Birthday Card

Today I was in need of a birthday card.  I bet you thought I was going to say Mother's Day card, but no, I actually made one earlier in the week so I was on top of it (for once!!!).

I found a fun card on Pinterest that I thought I could work with to make a quick and pretty birthday card.  I liked the leaves and doily elements of the card the best so I worked around those.  You can see the original card here.  

I didn't have the wooden embellishment, I didn't have the wording they used either.  The words I used here are from the "Rose Wonder" set.  I stamped them using Memento black ink and then I punched the ends.  This piece measured 1" and I just guessed with the length.  I cut the vellum 1-1/2" and eyed the length with the word piece on top.  

The decorative paper is from the "Falling in Love" 12" x 12" pack.  I taped the doily in place and trimmed up the right side.  Then I set the words on top so I knew how far to place the leaves so the ends of them wouldn't show.  I set the words aside and taped the ends of the leaves in place.  Then I took some linen, wrapped it 3 times around a bottle and used glue dots to set it in place.  Then I added Dimensionals under the vellum where the white is (so they wouldn't show through the vellum) and set that in place over the leaves and linen.  And that was it.  It's a super easy and fun card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, May 12, 2017

Special Reason, Flourishing Phrases, Thank You Card


While still playing with the "Special Reason" set and the "So Detailed" Thinlits.  I am going to be very sad when it retires at the end of the month.  Especially since I found so many fun cards to make using it.  And I am very serious about my stamp purchasing from the new catalog.  It's going to be scaled back so I can play with the sets I have.  I also used the "Flourish" thinlits dies for the leaves.

So lets talk about how the card was made.  I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I used the "Falling Petals" embossing folder.  

I cut a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock for the tag.  I punched the top and added a Sweet Sugarplum ribbon to it.  I did have to trim off 1" on the bottom before I taped it in place.  I liked up the doily piece and then added the tag.

I die cut the flower using the Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  The leaves were cut using Old Olive card stock.

I glued the flower in place and then tucked in the larger leaves.

I stamped the words from the "Flourishing Phrases" set.  I trimmed it up and then added the leaf.  I set it in place using Dimensionals.  

It is a very simple card to make.  I found it here on Pinterest.  I changed the colors but kept most of the layout.  I don't do tag cards very often and I really do like the tag on this one.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Petite Petals, Falling in Love DSP, Mother's Day Gift Bag

This bag looks much bigger in the photo than it is in person. I have a gift for a friend and I was going to make a box for it but I thought that a bag would be more fun.  I made some at Christmas and had a blast making them.  When I assemble them I ALWAYS use glue.  I don't feel that tape holds well enough.  This bag is 1" deep x 1-3/4" wide x 4-1/4" tall.

I had a 1/4 piece of doily left from another project so I glued it in the corner of the upper part of the bag.  Then I punched out a flower using Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  I die cut a leaf from the "Stylish Stems" framelits.  I thought that little leaf was so cute and it looks adorable on here.  I used Old Olive card stock for that leaf.

I punched two holes in the top of the bag so I could add the ribbon and tie a bow.

The instructions for the ribbon can be found here.  Handles can be added instead of punching holes and adding bows.  Just make sure you glue them and not tape them.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Special Reason, Stylish Stems Framelits, Rose Wonder, Thank You Card.

I'm still working on my thank you cards.  I suppose I could just make one design and send the cards out.  It's not like they are going to compare notes and see that I made everyone the same exact card.  Doing it this way gives me an excuse to make more cards and play in my workroom a lot longer.  

I found this card on Pinterest.  I went to the site where it was published from and found that the person who had the card on their blog copied it from another stamper.  But she didn't say who or give a link back.  I am not providing a link back only because my computer went blank and was sounding like an alarm clock.  Thank you Windows updates.  GRRR. You have no warning with the updates and everything I had open on my computer was lost.  So I do not know where the card came from and even if I did, it wouldn't do you any good to go there, the stamper didn't provide any information on it.

I am going to tell you how I made the card.  The base is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  I took two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Whisper White cardstock.  On one piece I used the "Falling Petals" embossing folder.  I cut that piece at 3-1/2".  I did save the bottom part for some other card on a day when I get an idea for it!!!  LOL  Then I taped that piece to the other 4" x 5-1/4" piece.  I also added a 1-3/4"  x 4" piece of Whisper White to the bottom.  But first I stamped the border piece from the "Special Reason" set and the words from the "Rose Wonder" set.  Then I added a 1/2" x 4" strip of Blushing Bride cardstock to cover the seam.  

I die cut the scalloped circle using Rose Red cardstock.  I die cut the Whisper White circle using a stitched framelit.  Then I die cut the flower.  I stamped the two flowers and die cut them out. Those were stamped using Rose Red ink.  Then I die cut 3 leaves using Old Olive cardstock. Many of the pieces were cut at the same time to save time!

To assemble the card, the Whisper White panel was set in place using Dimensionals.  The Scalloped piece was taped in place and then the die cut circle flower piece was set in place using Dimensionals. Then the leaves were added and lastly the two flowers.  I did use some White enamel accents on the center of the flower, I colored them yellow with a Sharpie marker.  And that was it.  It was a pretty quick and simple card to make.  I did have fun making it and I can see myself making more in the future. It's a versatile design and can be used for many other occasions.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda




Tuesday, May 09, 2017

So in Love, So Detailed, Mother's Day Card

Today I thought I would make a Mother's Day card for my mom.  I didn't want to wait until the last minute like I so often do.  So now it's made and I'll tell you how I did it!!!

I used a folded half-sheet of Soft Sky cardstock.  Then I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

I die cut the beautiful flowers from the "So Detailed" Thinlits.  I used the retired glitter paper I had gotten during the Sale-a-Bration.  I could have used  a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock if I hadn't had the glitter paper.

I did the words on my computer.

See that cute heart by the words?  That came from the flowers.  One of them makes an adorable heart, so why not use it!! Actually, there are two hearts that come out of those petals.  I added one on the inside.

I cut a piece of Vellum 1-1/4" x 4-1/4".  I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3/4" x 2-5/8".  My words were done on the computer, so I just printed them out and cut them to size.  I added the heart and then taped it to the Vellum.

Next I took my die cut flowers and taped the left side.  You can't see it but in the design of the Thinlit, there is a thick edge that you can tape down!!! YAY, such smart thinking.  I'd hate to try to glue all of that down.  Then I took the lacy ribbon and cut it to fit around the front of the card.  I taped it to the back.  Then I added a piece of the vanilla satin ribbon and set it on top of the lacy ribbon.  I used that ribbon because you could see that thick edge of the flower part though the lace.  Next I taped the word piece in place.  I only added tape where the white part was on the back. I didn't want the tape to show through the Vellum.  I taped the entire piece onto the Soft Sky card base.  I added a Petite Petals punched out glitter paper flower using a Dimensional. I added a pearl to the middle and it was done!

Super simple and very elegant looking.  I wish we could buy this glitter paper!!! I LOVE those colors.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Monday, May 08, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Flourish Thinlits, Timeless Texture, Thank You Card


Today I found a fun card on Pinterest and knowing that I didn't have everything to make it, I decided to improvise and use what I have.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock. A 4" x 5-1/4" layer of Whisper White is set on top using Dimensionals.  But before that happens all of the other elements of the card happen!!!

First I stamped the splatter using the "Timeless Texture" set. I also stamped it in the bottom left corner, using Mint Macaron ink.  I thought it needed something more there.

Next I die cut the flower and the lacy border piece using Whisper White cardstock.  I glued them in place, the flower on the cardstock and the lacy border on top of a 4" x 3/4" piece of decorative paper from the 12" x 12" In color pad.  I set them aside to dry.  

Then I took a paper doily and cut it in half.  I also cut a circle of Mint Macaron cardstock.  I cut the circle in half and taped it to the doily.  I taped the doily in place on the front panel.  On the original card the words are near the bottom right.  I moved mine to the top, mostly because I would have had to move the white flowers up higher and it was too late to do that.  So, the words went at the top. There was plenty of room and I think they look just fine up there.  After I set the doily piece in place I added the decorative paper strip.  Then I took some linen thread and wound it around my glue bottle 2 times and slid it off.  I used a glue dot and some tape to set it in place on top of the strip.  

The flower is from the "Flourishing Phrases" set.  I stamped it using Mint Macaron and then I had to fussy cut it out.  I didn't realize that until I was looking through the "Flourish" Thinlits and there was no flower.  Did you hear me scream "NO" where you live?  LOL  I am SO spoiled using the Thinlits that fussy cutting is now something I try to avoid.  But I managed to do it and I survived it!!! LOL  I added Dimensionals to the back of the flower and set it in place trying to center it with the doily and half circle piece.

I added some rhinestones to the card and one to the center of the flower and it was done.  When I first saw this card I didn't think it was that involved.  It didn't take a long time to make but it's definitely NOT a quick card!!  I still need a few more thank you cards so I'd better find a new one for tomorrow!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Special Reason, Thank You Card

I'm still having some fun with the "Special Reason" stamp set and dies before they retire at the end of the month.  I have found so many cute cards to make and it makes me sad that it's retiring.  So I plan to make a few more cards using the set before I move onto something else.

This was a super easy, quick and adorable card to make.  I found it on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  

After finishing the card I noticed that I used Old Olive for my green instead of Pear Pizzazz.  I also used Old Olive for my words (on purpose) instead of Tempting Turquoise.  I thought the green should be tied in with the leaves.  

I can't believe how simple this card was to make.  The base is a folded half sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I cut a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  On top of that is a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Next I stamped the veins of the leaves on a scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock.  I die cut them out.  I also die cut the flower on the Whisper White panel piece.  Once the die cutting was done I taped the flower to the Tempting Turquoise piece and then added the two leaves.  I wrapped and then tied a piece of white Baker's Twine around the layered panel.  I taped that panel in place.

I inked up the words from the "Flourishing Phrases" set.  I did like the words used in the original card but I didn't have them, plus I needed a thank you card.  I still need a few more thank you cards, so I'd better get moving on it!!!

This was a very fun card to make. I couldn't believe how quick and simple it was.  I think it would make an excellent get well, birthday, thinking of you, Mother's Day, and even a sympathy card.  A VERY versatile set!  I LOVE that!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Best Birds, Birthday Card, 3D Fence Card Technique

It's time for another fun technique.  Today's card was from one of Terri's Technique Tuesdays.  I think it was from a couple of months ago.  It's a very fun technique and rather easy, even though it may look a bit complicated.

For this card we used the "Best Birds" set, and the "Hardwood" background.  

I will give you a tip in assembling the card.  After assembling, open up the box (the fence) part first and set it on the front of the card without any tape.  That way you will see which part of the box needs the tape or glue.  If you look closely at my card you can see on the left (of the top image) that I had my tape wrong and I had to remove it, which resulted in the paper tearing.  But it's just a sample so it's okay.  But I did learn that important lesson and I'm sharing it with you so you don't make that same mistake.  I think next time I try a technique that is like this I may use removable tape and then tape with regular tape later, once I've made sure I know what I'm doing and where the tape goes!!!  I'm great when it comes to designing and assembling my own creations but when I have to follow directions, well.....  I don't always do it very well!!!  Okay, I shouldn't say "always", because most of the time I do, but there are occasions when I mess things up!!  Yup, even I mess things up!!! LOL

I don't know if you can see it in the photos, but this actually opens up into a regular size card too. The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Soft Suede. Then the Very Vanilla is put on top of that and then the box is added after all the stamping is done.  There's a tutorial on You Tube that shows you how to do this technique. Just click here.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, May 05, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams, Get Well Card

Today I didn't spend any time in my workroom so I was thinking that I wouldn't be posting a card but I had this one sitting on my worktable to share with you.  It was a card that was sent to me by a demonstrator named Lisa.  She sent me this card after I got home from the hospital.  I think it's such a fun and stunning card.  So fun that I had to order the set!!! This set will be in the new catalog but I ordered it now because it's bundled and I saved 10%.  So with shipping to my home it was still cheaper than waiting to order it individually from the new catalog.  The set is called "Dragonfly Dreams" and the dies are called "Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits".  I have seen SO many adorable cards made using this set.  It arrived 2 days ago and I need to bring it down to my workroom so I can play with it.  I do have a few other sets that will be retiring that I want to play with first though!

This card opens from the right side.  The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Suede. Bees were stamped as a background using Basic Black ink. 

The bee on the stitched oval piece was stamped on what feels like watercolor paper.  It looks like it was colored in with a blender pen and Delightful Daffodil ink.  Then some Sahara Sand ink was used around the bee.  I'm not sure of the color, but that's what I think was used.  I am not sure what set the words are from.  They are not from the "Dragonfly Dreams" set.

I love how the ribbon was done too.  I don't have that ribbon so I won't be duplicating this card the same way as Lisa did.  But I would like to make some if I can find the words.  They look familiar but I don't recall the name of the set.  Anyway, once the ribbon was set in place on the card, then the oval was added using Dimensionals.

It's a pretty simple card to make and pretty darn cute!!!  Oh and it was a card that brightened my day when I received it.  Thanks SO much Lisa!  Your card got a lot of ooohs and aaaahs!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Special Reason, Stylish Stems, Thank You Card

I am making thank you cards for my friends and family that had bought me gifts while I was healing from my total hip replacement. I'm still healing, it's only been 5 weeks.  But I'm at about 75% so I think I'm doing pretty good!!

As I was looking at Pinterest, I found this fun card. You can see the original card here.    I was thrilled because, not only is it cute but I got to use the "Special Reason" set that is retiring soon.  I have not played with it enough and the more I look on Pinterest, the more I find to make.  It's another lesson in buying too many stamp sets.  I need to keep it down to 4 or 5 new ones and be happy with that.  And then I need to keep reminding myself why I'm not buying every set I see that I like!!!  That's the hard part.

For my leaves, I used Pear Pizzaz ink.

The larger flower was stamped using So Saffron ink and then the center has Crushed Curry daubed on.  And the very center has a little Flirty Flamingo rubbed in. I did that after I was making the other two flowers.

For the other two flowers, I took a 2" x 2" piece of Whisper White card stock. I daubed the center with Crushed Curry and then scrubbed in Flirty Flamingo on one and Sweet Sugarplum on the other.  

I started out with the large flower.  After stamping and coloring it, I die cut it out.  Then I set in in place on the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I needed to see where to die cut the small flowers.  Before I taped the 2" x 2" pieces on the back of the small flower die cuts, I set the large flower where I thought it would be going so I could know where to stamp the leaves.   Once the leaves were stamped, I stamped the words. Next I taped the 2" x 2" pieces on the backs of the small flowers. I made sure the yellow was centered on the flower. Then I set the large flower in place using Dimensionals.  I set the 4" x 5-1/4" panel in place on a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock and the card was done.  Pretty simple and very lovely!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Mother's Day Card

Today I was playing some more with the April Paper Pumpkin kit. I have yet to make a card from the kit with what is only in the kit.  I kind of like them but I had some ideas for other cards so I ran with them instead.  But I should do them up and get the box off my worktable.

I had fun making this card.  The black card base is from the kit.  I folded the piece in half.  Then I colored in the embossed watercolor paper using the yellow and blue watercolor pencils that came with the kit.  I first colored the yellow one all over the area and then I lightly went over it with the blue one so when I used water on the included brush I would get a nice green color.  I wanted a more smooth color but this will do!

Then I cut that piece of watercolor paper to 4-3/4" x 1-7/8". Before taped it in place I added a half of a paper doily to it.  

Then I die cut the butterfly using Basic Black cardstock.  I set it in place with some trimmed Dimensionals.  I added some rhinestones down the center to give it a little more bling, without them it looks pretty blah.

The words are from the kit. I stamped them using the Basic Black ink from the kit.  I die cut them out using the Stitched Oval dies.  I die cut a Pear Pizzazz scalloped oval to go behind it.  I taped those two pieces together and used Dimensionals to set it in place.

The kit also came with these larger plastic flowers.  They are clear plastic and the backs of them have a glittered coating.  I set it in place using glue dots and I added a rhinestone to the center of it.  There is  a hole in the center and without the rhinestone, it looked odd. It actually looked like I had forgotten to finish it.

And that was it! It was a pretty simple card to make.  It's fun playing with the embossed watercolor paper.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Father's Day, Masculine Card

I was playing around with one of the pieces of decorative paper in the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I liked the striped paper but I thought I would mix it up a bit and make it even busier.  I cut 1/4" strips from the piece and taped them onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. I moved them over just a bit so they looked more like a rectangle checkerboard.  After I taped them all in place I trimmed them to measure 4-1/4" by whatever was left.  That whatever part is hidden behind the Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the Urban Underground pack.  I need to use that up before the end of the month too!

I used the same layout as I did a few days ago. You can see that card here plus the measurements on cutting that top layer.  Though that part isn't a big deal as far as accuracy goes.  You can cut that at any angle you want and it will still look good. I think I may have cut mine a bit shorter so I could expose more of the checkerboard image that I created.  

I used the Washi tape that came with the kit.  And I stamped the words that came in the kit.  I did cut a 1" strip of Whisper White cardstock and punched the ends before I added the Washi tape.  

The words were die cut with the oval dies and a Basic Black scalloped layer was die cut for each of them as well.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I took the "White Perfect Accents" and colored them black with a Sharpie and I scattered them around the front of the card on the Urban Underground paper.  

It was a fun and simple card to make.  I did like playing with the strips the most. I thought it was a lot of fun to create a whole new look.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 01, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Flourish Thinlits, Wedding Card

I'm still working on using up my "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  The backside of this is a beautiful lacy image.  It's the image that I was going to use on my card and somehow it got flipped over and all of a sudden I liked what I saw.  I saw a super easy card to make!!! LOL

I used the "Flourishing Phrases" stamp set and "Flourish" Thinlits die.  I stamped the words and used the die to cut them out.  

The leaves are from the "Flourish" Thinlits dies.  I cut two using Mint Macaron card stock.  It was a soft enough green to compliment the card without causing a huge distraction.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  Then on top of that I added the DSP that was cut 3-3/8" x 5".

I had stamped the words on a piece of Very Vanilla using Tip Top Taupe ink.  I set the leaves in place with glue dots and set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Super simple and quick.  I think I would like to try it with the lacy side and see if I like it better.  It was the cute flowers here that caught my attention.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda