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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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Birthday Delivery, Birthday Card, 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this gem on Pinterest!  I thought it was so darn cute that I had to copy it.  I pretty much copied it exactly except for the balloons.  I die cut them from the same paper the background paper came from. You can see the original card here.  

The base of this card is a folded pieced of Whisper White cardstock.  On top of that is a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" "Birthday Memories" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

Next I die cut the stitched oval and then I die cut the fox image from a piece of the DSP.  I die cut the balloons and then began to assemble that part of the card.  I set the balloons in the order I wanted them and then I used Scotch tape to hold them in place.  Then I took the Baker's Twine and added it to the back of each balloon, holding it in place using Dimensionals.  I set the fox in place but I didn't attach it right away.  I needed to see where the balloon strings should go.  I added a piece of a Dimensional there and stuck the balloon strings to it.  Then I added Dimensionals to the fox and set him in place.  He's so darn cute!

I stamped the words on a 5/8" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock using Pacific Point ink.  I used the "Banner Triple" punch on the ends of the piece.    

It's such an adorable card.  I also just LOVE that background paper!! It's SO festive.

Thank you ever so much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tranquil Tulips, Birthday Card

This is a very fun card to make.  It's also very easy too.  I posted a card yesterday using the "Tranquil Tulips" set and I thought I would come up with one on my own.  So here it is!

I used a folded half sheet of Pool Party cardstock for the base of my card.  Then I cut the front of the card in half at 2-1/8". I saved that piece I cut off and used it for the flower panel.  I did trim that panel to 4-1/4".  The Whisper White piece I stamped on measured 4-1/8" x 2".

I stamped the flower using Pool Party and Old Olive ink. And for the center of the flower I used Early Espresso ink.

The decorative paper is from the "Whole Lots of Lovely" 12" x 12" paper pack.  That pack has so many adorable designs in it.

I wrapped and tied a Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon around the card.  I added the stamped panel using Dimensionals.  Be sure to only add the Dimensionals to the left side of the card or you will be taping your card shut.  And no, I did NOT tape mine shut (this time!!!!).  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside and the card was done!  See, I told you it was easy!

This is a very versatile card. It could be used as a birthday, thinking of you, get well or a sympathy card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tranquil Tulips, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I just couldn't resist getting the "Tranquil Tulips" Hostess set. I thought it had a lot of potential and I'm right.  There's LOTS of occasions this set can be used for.  

This is a very simple card to make and what is most amazing about this set is, you don't have to stamp off to get that lighter layered look.  It makes stamping the flowers so much easier and quicker.

The base if this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Berry Burst, one of the new 2017-2019 in colors.  It's SO pretty!!! The top layer is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock.

I first stamped the stems using Pear Pizzazz ink. Then I added the flowers using the new Berry Burst ink.  For the centers of the flowers I used Chocolate Chip ink

I stamped the words using Always Artichoke ink and the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  And that was it.  A super simple and quick card to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Flowering Flourishes, Sheltering Tree, Butterfly Thinlits, Thinking of You Card

I found a pretty card on Pinterest and I thought I could work with it a bit using what is current to create a card much like it.  This is what I ended up with.  I do like it, I think it's very elegant looking. You can see the original card here.

This is a very simple card to make.  The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  Then a 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic Black cardstock was added.  Then I used a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White for the focal panel.

I stamped the flower image from the "Flowering Flourishes" set.  Then I die cut the "Butterfly" thinlits.  I used Dimensionals to set the butterfly in place.  The words are from the "Sheltering Tree" set.  I added some pearls to the butterfly and the flower image and that was it!  Super quick, easy, fun and yet elegant. And I was able to use all current images!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rose Wonder, Whole Lot of Lovely, Birthday Card

Today I'm going to share another fun card that I made at Terri's Stamp-a-Stack.  I LOVE this layout too.  I left the card on the bottom of the small stack open so you could see how it opened.  Isn't that fun and different?  If you don't care for that type of card layout, you can just use a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock and decorate the front as shown and then use a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside so you can write your sentiment.  

For this card we used a quarter sheet of Basic Black cardstock.  The Whisper White piece was cut 8-1/2" x 3-1/4" and folded in half. A piece of the new "Whole Lot of Lovely" that was cut 3" x 4" and taped on top.

The words were stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Old Olive ink. They were punched out using the 2" circle punch.  Then the Basic Black circle was punched out using the 2-1/4" circle punch and the Pool Party scalloped circle was done using the Layering Circles Framelits.  One of the enamel dots were added to the Whisper White circle. And that was it.  I am really liking this layout!  My favorite is the decorative paper.  I hope I remembered to order it!!  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 09, 2017

Ribbon of Courage, Birthday Card

Last night I attended Terri's FABULOUS Stamp-a-Stack. This was one of the cards I had made.  I LOVE the simplicity of this card and not to mention the new decorative paper!!!

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Calypso Coral. It's a color I don't use very often but now with this new decorative paper, I may be finding myself using it a bit more!

The decorative paper was cut 2" x 6" and we punched the end to form the ribbon.  What I did was I taped the back of the decorative paper piece and then added the half doily.  Then I added a bit more tape to the back plus a little on the center of the doily.  

The words were stamped, punched and then the edges were sponged.  Then it was set in place on top of the doily.  As simple as that and SO elegant too!  Please don't look to closely at the flowers, I punched the wrong end of the decorative paper!!!  You probably didn't notice that until I pointed it out to you now did you?  LOL  I was stamping with a friend and we were doing a lot of chatting and not paying attention.  Well, I wasn't paying attention that is.  No, wait.  She wasn't either because when she went to sit down she had my strips of the decorative paper and thought she had too many!!! LOL  

The fun decorative paper used here is called "Delightful Daisy" and I definitely want it!!  And the words are from the "Ribbon of Courage" set.  I want that too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Touches of Texture, Thoughtful Banners, Thank You Card

I think I need to move cards like this to Sunday's and call it "Simply Sunday" where I display super quick and simple cards to make!!  I just might do that.  Like I did with Technique Tuesday!!! LOL  That didn't last long.  First you have to remember what day of the week it is and you have to remember to do that specific card on that day!!!  I don't think that works for me!!! LOL 

This was a really super quick and simple card to make.  

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

First the center part of the flower was stamped using Tempting Turquoise ink but stamped off once.  Then I stamped the outline stamp image using Pacific Point ink.  

The words are from the "Thoughtful Banners" set. I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  

It's a little difficult to see but the center of the flower has nine small rhinestones.  It's SO much prettier in real life.

I told you this was a super quick and simple card to make.  I think it would also make a wonderful Sympathy card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Swirly Bird, Garden in Bloom, Rose Wonder, Birthday Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. It's such a simple and quick card to make.  When I saw this card I just had to make it.  I did change the colors though.

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.

I die cut the three flowers using the "Swirly Bird" dies and Daffodil Delight, Rose Red and Melon Mambo cardstock.

After I got the dies cut out, I stamped the stems using the "Garden in Bloom" set and Old Olive ink.

Next I set the flowers in place and sponged the area with the matching ink.  I removed the die cut piece and used a dauber sponge to color in the area. I'd set the die back on and see how much more I needed to sponge.

Once that was all done I glued the flowers in place. Then I stamped the words from the "Rose Wonder" set.  I set the word panel in place using Dimensionals.  I added a few sequins and that was it.  I told you it was fun!  And easy!!  And quick too!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Touches of Texture, Rose Wonder, Birthday Card

For today's card I needed to use a piece of retired paper because I don't have any new current papers yet.  But the order is on it's way so in a few days I will be able to play with all current stuff.  But if you are a demonstrator, you know how to substitute and make things work!  And for non-demonstrators, you can use whatever colors you think look best with the color scheme! The decorative paper I used here is from the retried "Cupcakes & Carousels" 6" x 6" paper stack.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay, and then the Whisper White 3-3/4" x 5" piece that was textured with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder.  The decorative paper strip was cut 5" x 1-3/4".

The flower image is from the "Touches of Texture" set.  I colored it using Old Olive and Calypso Coral markers. I die cut the oval and then I die cut a Bermuda Bay oval.

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set. They were die cut with the oval die and the Bermuda Bay layer behind it was die cut using the Stitched oval die.  

The flower oval and the words were set in place using Dimensionals. I did not put a Dimensional on the left side of the word oval, I just used double sided tape there.  

After looking at the photo, I realized that I forgot to add the tiny pearls to each flower center.  It was a thought I had but it never made it to the paper!! I will be adding them when I'm done posting this!!

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, June 05, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Friendship Card, Wiper Card Technique

Today I have another technique for you.  I have wanted to make the "Wiper Card" technique for a long time and today I finally had time.  Not so much that I had time, I usually have time to make a card, but today I remembered I wanted to try that technique.  

It's a fun technique. When you pull the sides open the inside panel pops up.  Such a fun card. I found the instructions on Split Coast Stampers. You can see those instructions here
You have to make two panels. So this card takes a full sheet of cardstock.  When I was ready to tape the two panels together, I removed the backing on both ends.  BIG mistake.  The one end stuck to the back in a place where it wasn't suppose to. So a word to the wise.  Remove the backing on the tape one side at a time. 

I'm not going to go into how the card was made, the instructions on Split Coast Stampers are very clear. I didn't have any questions while I was making it.  I was surprised at how quickly the card went together too!!

I see a lot of fun possibilities for this technique!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Moon Baby, Magic Reveal Spinner Card Technique, Baby Card

I found this fun technique in my email last week.  It's Split Coast Stamper's latest technique.  I signed up a long time ago and each week I get the new technique in my email!!  This one looked like a lot of fun.  I read through the instructions but I found easier to follow the video.  I had found a couple discrepancies with the written part. Enough to make the card harder to do.  So I first watched the video and then I followed along.  You can see that video here.  

I made two cards, the top one was the first one I made and followed the written instructions.  The brad where the ribbon goes was over way more than the video suggested it go.  The video seemed more accurate.  

It's not that bad to make either.  A circle and square for the images.  A circle opening, a scalloped edge layer and a small circle for the back that was a buffer for the center brad.

On both cards I did fold the ribbon in half and inserted the brad. But playing with it caused the ribbon to pull through, so follow the instructions about using a lighter to melt the edges to keep them from fraying.  I ended up cutting the ribbon on the bottom one. I did melt the one end but the end that is on top of the cardstock was glued. I stuck a piece of the waxy paper that the glue dots are stuck to under the ribbon so it wouldn't get glued to the circle.

The top one was my first one.  I wrapped a single layer of lacy ribbon around the card on the left and I made a bow and used glue dots to hold it in place.  On the second one I wrapped the lacy ribbon around the card front 3 times and taped the ends on the backside.  Then I cut a small piece and tied a knot.  Then I used Dimensionals on that whole panel.  

The video instructions were very helpful.  The only problem I had was were to put that glue dot to stop the circle from spinning all the way around.  Just keep in mind that it goes close to the left edge and a hair below the top circle.  The glue dot is suppose to stick to the card front panel and if it worked out right, it will stop the top layer from spinning all the way around.  

I thought it was a fun technique.  I often wonder if people know what to do with these types of cards once they receive them!!!  I don't like to have to write instructions on how to open the card!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams, May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Friendship Card

I had some leftover decorative paper from the "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) pack.  I just ordered my new papers and stamp sets today, so it will be about 10 days before I get my new stuff!! So in the meantime I will be playing with what I have that is current but I may add a piece of retired DSP every now and then.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party cardstock.  On top of that is the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP.  On top of that is a half circle from the May 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I taped it in place on the left side.  I don't know why I had to use it, but I did like it on this DSP.  

Next I took some gold thread and wound it around my fingers, holding on to the cut end with my thumb and forefinger.  When I cut it, I added tat end to my thumb and forefinger and taped the strands together there with 2 glue dots. They threads were sandwiched between the glue dots.  Before I taped the strands together, I did adjust them so they are not all the same length.

Then I die cut the dragonfly using Soft Suede cardstock.  I set it in place with small pieces of Dimensionals.  I added pearls down the back of the dragonfly.

I stamped the words using Soft Suede ink and the card was finished.  I was thrilled at how quickly the card went together.  I like how it turned out!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Friday, June 02, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers, Sympathy Card

Today I needed 2 sympathy cards, a masculine one and a feminine one. I thought I would use the "Thoughts & Prayers" set.  The feminine one was done using Blushing Bride cardstock and this one was done using Pool Party cardstock.

The base of this card is Whisper White. Then a layer of Pool Party cut 4" x 5-1/4" was taped on top of that.

Next I took a quarter sheet of Whisper White and used the "Polka Dot Basics" embossing folder for the background.  Then I cut it to measure 5" x 3-3/4".  I like to cut my cardstock before I emboss it to make sure I get the exact size I want. Sometimes when you cut it first you can end up with a smaller piece due to the embossing.

I die cut the largest oval in the set of dies.  You can cut that oval from the sandwiched piece of Pool Party cardstock.  Cut it in the center and no one will be the wiser!!!

I colored in the flowers using the Pool Party marker and I colored the greenery using the Old Olive marker. I die cut the scalloped oval.  Next I stamped the words using Chocolate Chip ink.  Then I taped the oval layers together.

I wrapped some copper thread around the embossed cardstock and taped the ends in the back.  I used Dimensionals on the oval and set it in place on the polka dot background.  And for the final touch, I added some tiny pearls to the center of each flower.  And that was it.  Now that I look at it, it's not so masculine.  Oh well!  I have no time to make a new card.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Swirly Bird, May 2017 Paper Pumpkin, Thank You Card

I've still got my May 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit sitting out.  I know that surprises you!! LOL  I never seem to put anything away, that is why my workroom and my house is such a mess!!!  I look back about 20 years ago when my house was spotless!!  What a boring life I had back then!! LOL

Now onto how I made this card.  I used a folded half sheet of Blushing Bride cardstock for the base.  Then I added that frosting looking stickers from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I used two of them.  I did rip a few of them so I could only have the bumps showing on the outer edges.  

Next I cut one of the blue "donuts" apart and taped it in place on top of the "frosting".  Then I added a paper doily.  Next I die cut a swirly nesty looking thing from the "Swirly Bird" thinlits using the darker yellow donut from the kit.  I taped the swirly thing in place on two sides. The 9 and 3 o'clock positions.  I knew the word ribbon would hide it.  

I took some of the gold and white twine and wrapped it around my hand and formed a circle with it. It looks like a total of three wraps.  Then I took a glue dot to hold the circle round.  I did that at the 9 and 3 o'clock positions too.  I set the twine in place on top of the swirly thing.  

Next I stamped the words from the kit onto the blue ribbon piece that was also in the kit.  I set that in place using Dimensionals.  Then I stamped the center of the flowers that I had punched out with the punch that went with the "Petite Petals" set.  I added some of the yellow dots to the center of each flower, those also came with the kit.  I die cut some leaves and added them behind the flowers and then set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It was pretty simple to make.  I think it took me longer to think of what to do with the pieces than it did to assemble the card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda