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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Rose Wonder, August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, Thank You Card

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Daisy Delight, Thank You Card,

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 28, 2017

Rose Wonder, Butterflies Thinlets, Thinking of You Card

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you ever SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

Friday, August 25, 2017

Flower Shop, Birthday Card, One Sheet Wonder Technique

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Special Celebrations, Birthday Card, Stamp a Stack

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Colorful Season, Playful Background, Card

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And that was it!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda




Sunday, August 20, 2017

Daisy Delight, Thank You Card, Recessed Panel Technique

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Tranquil Tulips, Special Celebrations, Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 18, 2017

Colorful Season, Sincere Salutations, Get Well Card

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Colorful Seasons, Thoughts and Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Retirement Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest, so I just had to make it.  I found the original here.  

I thought it was a fun card to make.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Early Espresso. I took a piece from the "Wood Texture" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) 6" x 6" stack.

I stamped the flower image from the "Thoughts & Prayers" set. I used Early Espresso ink.  Next I used the largest "Stitched Circle" die to cut the image.

I stamped the words from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set. 

I die cut the chair and the branch from the "Colorful Seasons, Seasonal Layers".  

To keep the circle centered I used post it notes to hold the circle in place.  I added the Dimensionals on the outer part. I used snail on the circle.  Then I set it all in place on top of the card base.  I pushed the center circle to the card base and removed the post it notes.  Then I added the chair and branch using glue.  And lastly I added the tiny pearls to the flowers and that was it.

When I saw it, I thought it would make a great retirement card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Beautiful You, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

I really like this "Beautiful You" stamp set. I have not played with it enough.  I found this fun card on Pinterest.  You can see it here.  I changed a few things on it but for the most part it's the same layout and image. 

I used Bermuda Bay for my color. I used a folded half-sheet for the base of the card.  I actually made two cards because of the top piece.  I ran a 1/4 sheet of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot using the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder. I cut it 4" x 5-1/4" and then I cut it in half.  I figured as long as I had two pieces I might as well make two cards. It's an easy enough card to make too.

I cut a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the lady from the "Beautiful You" set on it.  I colored in the skin with a Pink Pirouette marker.  I colored the hat using the Bermuda Bay marker.  And I made dots on the dress with the marker.  And that piece was done.

Next I cut a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" Piece of Basic Black ink and layered the stamped image.

To assemble, I first tied some Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon around the embossed piece.  I taped that piece in place on the upper part of the card.  Then I added Dimensionals to the stamped image and set it in place over the ribbon and to the left.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and were stamped using Basic Black ink.  And that was it.  Super easy and quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Timeless Textures, Rose Wonder, Wedding Card, Rubber Band Technique

No, you are not seeing things.  This is pretty similar to the card I posted last week.  You can see that card here.  I really liked that card, plus I said I thought it would make a great wedding card.  For the background on this one I thought I would try the "Rubber Band" Technique and use it for the technique swap tonight.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the new Powder Pink.  And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.

For the background on the Whisper White piece, I used the "Rubber Band" technique.  You take rubber bands and twist them around a clear acrylic stamping block.  Make sure there's some twists in the band your you will just get a wide flat line. Don't let the bands cross over each other or you will only get images of the ones on top. For mine I had 4 rubber bands wrapped around the block, for a total of 8 twisted lines. I stamped the Poweder Pink color first and then I stamped the Crumb Cake color.  After I did that, I added the Pear Pizzazz leafy looking images and then the coffee ring type image using Crumb Cake ink that was stamped off once.

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set and were stamped using Soft Suede ink.  I die cut the butterfly and covered it with "Wink of Stella" and then I added the pearls. I added Dimensionals and set it in place. Click the above link for the measurements for the word piece.  That piece was also set in place using Dimensionals.

The butterflies orientation is different than the first card I made, plus I only used 3 pearls down the back of the butterfly.  

The background technique was fun and I do like how it turned out on my card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 14, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Sympathy Card, Delightful Daisy

Here's a super quick card!  Seriously, SUPER quick. 

The base of my card us a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Wisteria Wonder.  The top layer is 3-3/4" x 5".  

The decorative paper is from the "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) pack.  I cut that piece 1-3/4" x 3-3/4".  I set the DSP down on the card stock to see where I wanted the placement of the score lines.  Once I got the score lines where I wanted them I taped the DSP in place.  

Next I stamped the words from the "Flourishing Phrases" set using Wisteria Wonder ink.  And I taped all the layers together.

See, it's SUPER quick and easy!!! Plus it's pretty! LOL


Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Background Bits, Colorful Season, Thinking of You, Masculine Card

I'm still trying to work with these leaves to make a card I like.  This one is okay but I did find it very difficult to make the stems line up.  I got the one on the right but the other two are off.  But it's okay, it's handmade after all, right?  I use that excuse a lot when I can't line things up right!!! LOL

This was a very easy and fun card to make.  I started out with a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock.  The Whisper White piece that I stamped on measured 3-3/4" x 5".

I stamped the background strip using the lacy looking image in the "Background Bits" set.  I stamped them using Sahara Sand.

Next I stamped the solid leaves from the "Colorful Season" set using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped the outlines of the leaves using Always Artichoke. The words are from the same set and were stamped using Always Artichoke ink.  And that was it.  Nothing fancy.  I think it would make a great masculine card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lovely as Tree, Tree Rings, Masculine Card, Stamp a Stack

Here is a VERY fun card I made at Terri's Stamp-a-Stack on Thursday night.  What a fun time that was.  Stamping with some great gals, lots of fun cards to make all rolled up in an evening out away from home and dishes!!! LOL

This card was made using a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock.  Next we inked up the "Tree Rings" background image and stamped it on the card stock.  I prefer to fold my card stock first, some people fold it when they are done stamping.  Whatever works best for you.  

The strip was cut 1" x 5-1/2".  It was taped in place. On top of that is a 4" piece of burlap ribbon.  

The tree was stamped on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock using the "Lovely as a Tree" set.  It was punched out using the 1-3/4" circle punch.  The layer behind it was made using the new "Starburst" punch.  The layers were taped together and then set in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.

Super fun and easy to make.  It's a wonderful masculine card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 11, 2017

Rose Wonder, Whole Lot of Lovely, Flourish Thinlits, Birthday Card, Camera Lens Technique

This card was fun to make.  A different technique too!  It's called "Camera Lens" or "Telescope" technique.  Though I would tend to lean more towards the "Camera Lens" wording because a telescope gets smaller as it goes outward.  Anyway, it was fun to do.  

I found 3 circles that worked well together.  Mine measured 1-1/2", 2-1/8" and 2-5/8".  I did make a template for each so I could get them centered better.  And once I got them all punched out, I set them in place and took them to the cutter to make the whole stack measure 4" x 5-1/4".  

I textured the top one with the new "Garden Trellis" embossing folder.  I also added Wink of Stella around each circle.

The focal part of the card is a flower from the "Whole Lot of Lovely" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I set that in place using Dimensionals.  The DSP wasn't very big, it doesn't need to be.  Next I added Dimensionals to the center circle and set that in place.  I also did that with the large circle.  Once they were stacked on top of each other with Dimensionals, I noticed that some of the edges weren't even. I just took it to the cutter and trimmed it up.  I set that stack in place on a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set.  I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  I used a stitched oval die to cut them out. I used a scalloped oval for the layer and taped the words on top. I set it on the front of the card and it got lost, so I had to cut a Whisper White oval and I was happy with how that turned out.  I set that in place using Dimensionals. 

For the embellishments around the circles, I used the "Flourish" Thinlits to make them.  I die cut them using Whisper White card stock and I set them in place with small glue dots.  I just sort of tucked them in place and pressed down where the glue dots were placed.  One on each end tip and one on a spot that would be touching the front of the card.  And that was it.  It's a cool technique and I know I did not do it justice with this card.  I want to give it another try sometime.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Big on Birthdays, Whole Lot of Lovely, Birthday Card

This was a quick and fun card to make. Though I still think that "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) is too busy to be used in large areas.  I was trying to make it work but I think I'll stick to using it on smaller panels as an accent.

Anyway, I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP for the background on the folded 1/2-sheet of Pool Party card stock.  

I stamped the words using Basic Black ink.  I colored in the flower using Pool Party, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight markers.  I cut the word piece to measure 4-1/8" x 2-1/2".  I added a layer of Old Olive card stock to the back that measured 4-1/4" x 2-5/8".  I added three pieces of the burlap ribbon to the right side.  I just used a line of snail tap on the back and stuck the ribbon to it.  I also used Scotch tape and taped over the ribbons to make sure they wouldn't fall off.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And for the final touch I added a very light blue "Glitter Enamel Dot" to the upper right corner of the word panel.  And that was it.

edited on 8-12-17: I changed the size of the Old Olive piece from 2-3/8" to 2-5/8". Sorry about that. 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Timeless Textures, Rose Wonder, Butterfly Framelit, Birthday Card

I found a fun card on Pinterest and I wanted to copy it. Apparently it was an older post, it used the white clay that was sold a few years back, along with the rose mold.  It also had a fern image that is no longer available. SO I updated and remade the card using what was current.  Making do with what I have!  Sometimes you just HAVE to!!

I took a photo of the layer before I taped every thing onto it so you could see where I placed things.  I started out with some Crumb Cake ink and I stamped the square grid image twice in the bottom left corner.  Then I took the dotted image and stamped part of it twice on the center right side.

Next I took the Pear Pizzazz ink and the lacy leafy looking image from the "Timeless Texture" set and stamped 3 leaves.  
I took the coffee ring image and stamped it several times on top, I did stamp off before stamping directly onto the card stock. I also stamped a couple of rings on the bottom right.  I stamped one on the center left and I did not stamp off, I wanted this to show through the paper doily.  And lastly I used the dotted image to stamp some splats around the outer edges of the card, I did not stamp off on those.

I die cut my butterfly using Powder Pink card stock.  The layer behind the Whisper White piece is Powder Pink as well.

The base of this card is Crumb Cake, it's a folded half-sheet.

I added the half doily.  Then I taped the Powder Pink layer to the Crumb Cake base.  On top of that I taped the Whisper White piece.  The words piece was cut 3" x 1-1/4" and the Powder Pink layer was cut 1-3/8" x 3-1/8".  The words were stamped using Soft Suede ink. I wanted something darker than Crumb Cake.  I taped those layers together and I added Dimensionals on the back and set it in place.

I set the butterfly in place with two pieces of Dimensionals on the upper part of the body.  I added a little snail tape to the end of the body that would be touching the word layer.  I added 5 pearls down the center.  Then I thought it could use something else so I added Wink of Stella to the entire butterfly.  I recommend you do this before you attach it.  And that was it.  

I did have trouble deciding if this was going to be a birthday or wedding card. I may make another one as a wedding card.  It was a fun card to make and I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda



Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Touches of Texture, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

I bought this huge package of in colors Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and I thought I should use some of it.  I can't tell you how many retired packages of this stuff I have.  I need to use it more.  I can't believe it's not used up, after all, I do have 2 years to use it until the color retires.  I know, right???

So today I got out the package of paper and created this interesting card.  I like the DSP but I'm not so fond of the flower I chose.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Berry Burst card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was embossed using the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder.

I added a layer of Berry Burst card stock cut 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" and the Berry Burst DSP cut 2" x 4".

I used the new "Decorative Ribbon Border" punch to make the edge on the flower piece.  The Berry Burst layer was cut 3" x 2-1/4".  I cut the Whisper White piece 2-3/4" x 2".  I stamped the image using Basic Black ink.  I colored the flower in using the Berry Burst ink pad and a blender pen. I taped the edge of the punched piece to the bottom.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them using Berry Burst ink. I used the oval die to cut them out. I used the scalloped oval die and Berry Burst card stock for the layer. 

I set the flower layer and words layer in place using Dimensionals. I did not use a Dimensional on the right side of the word oval. If you do, it won't lay even.  And that was it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 07, 2017

Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers, Masculine Card

I have not played much with the "Colorful Season" set, mostly because I wanted it because of the snowflakes.  I am not ready to play with snowflakes yet.  I'm waiting to see if there is a large "Merry Christmas" in the fall occasions catalog coming out next month.  I hope so because I have our Christmas card figured out in my head if that's the case!!!  I was going to keep my fingers crossed but it's hard to make cards and type with crossed fingers!! LOL

Anyway, let's get on to today's card.  I do love these leaves, though I do know summer is still going on hot and heavy (heavy and thick air some days).  I thought about doing green leaves but then the cut wood didn't seem to go well with it. Not so much with the color but with the notion. Cut wood usually means fall and dead leaves.  Those leaves are usually a myriad of colors, I picked three!  I used Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach, and Crushed Curry.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie with a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Very Vanilla on top.  The wood pile piece is cut from the "Wood Texture" Designer Series Paper (DSP), it measures 1-1/4" x 4-1/2".  The layer behind it is cut 1-3/8" x 4-5/8" from a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie.

I stamped the leaves using Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, and Pumpkin Pie ink.  I die cut the leaves using the "Seasonal Layers" dies and I set them in place with a tiny piece of Dimensional on the large spot just above the stem.  It was just enough to raise it and hold it in place.  I lined up the leaves with the stamped image.  That was it. I didn't add any words. I'm not sure what occasion I wanted to use this card for.  I'll add that when I need the card.  It's a wonderful masculine card!  Great for Father's Day, masculine get well, masculine sympathy, masculine birthday or thinking of you!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Better Together, Birthday Card

A little bit better on the "not so busy" decorative paper background.  Not like yesterday's post!! Though this one does draw my eyes to the left of the card instead of being centered or moving around, but at least it's more pleasing to the eye.

It was super simple to make too. I SO love that "Happy Birthday" from the "Better Together" set. You've probably guessed that already by how many times I've used it!! I like it because it's large enough for a bigger circle and yet small enough that it doesn't take up the whole card front.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of the new Tranquil Tide card stock.  The green stripe background is from the "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and is cut 4" x 5-1/4".  The square panel is from the "Whole Lot of Lovely" DSP and is cut 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".  The Tranquil Tide layer is cut 2-3/8" x 2-3/8".   I used some of the orange printed scrap from the "Delightful Daisy" DSP, it was a 1/2" strip.  I set it in the "Banner Triple" punch, I centered it and punched three pieces for the side of that layer.  I taped those in place before I set those layers in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words using the Tranquil Tide ink. I die cut them using the stitched circle Framelits. I used the scalloped circle framelet for the layer.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.  I added three Glitter Enamel Dots to the circle and that was it.  Very simple and quick!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Happy Together, Whole Lot of Lovely, Birthday Card


Today's card looks a little "busy" to me.  I do love that flowered paper from the "Whole lot of Lovely" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  I just don't think it should be used on the whole background.  And then I add stripes on top of it all.  What was I thinking???  I was sober when I made this card!!! LOL

Anyway, I will share how I made this and you can change what you need so yours won't look so busy.

I started out with a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock. My card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP.  I taped it directly onto the card base.

Next I cut a the striped piece, which is the opposite side of the flowered DSP, you think they would blend together better.  I cut that piece 1-7/8" x 2-3/4".  I cut the layer of Pool Party card stock behind it at 2" x 2-7/8".  I taped it on top of the DSP background layer.

The circle was cut using the scalloped circle die and Pool Party card stock.  I stamped the words from the "Happy Together" set using Basic Black ink and die cut it with the Stitched Circle die.  I set the words in the die up high so I could add something under them.  Here it ended up being a Pool Party shimmery bow.  I set the circles in place using Dimensionals.

I added some yellow "Glitter Enamel Dots" to the card and it was done. I really thought the striped layer and the circle would tone down that busy background, but it didn't.  It's all very colorful!!! LOL

It is an easy layout to play with and I may try it again using some other papers, something not so busy.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Friday, August 04, 2017

Better Together, Whole Lot of Lovely, Birthday Card,

Here's a very simple and yet elegant birthday card to make. Though you could make into a card for other occasions.

For my card I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of embossed Whisper White. I had used the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder to create that pretty background.  I taped it in place on top of the card base.

I used a scrap piece of the "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  The piece here measures 4-1/2" x 1-3/4".  I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to 4-5/8" x 1-7/8". I taped the two layers together and taped them to the embossed layer.  

I added the paper doily.  I only taped it in the center and on the more solid edge scallops. 

I tied the Pool Party "Shimmer Ribbon" around the panel and tied a bow.  I added a glue dot under the bow to help hold it in place.  I had trouble getting my ribbon tight enough and then I had trouble with it being too tight.  So I left it loose and cut it in the back. I then taped the ends down.  No one is going to ever see that.

The words are from the "Better Together" set.  I stamped them using Pool Party ink.  I cut the piece of Whisper White card stock 2" x 2-1/2".  I cut the layer 2-1/8" x 2-5/8".  I added 3 of the "Glitter Enamel Dots".  I picked the lightest blue ones so it would blend in with the Pool Party color.  I set the word panel in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It was a great way to use up those scrap pieces of DSP and I found it nice not to try to cut a doily in half.  I usually do it by hand and never get it straight, though I don't need to get it straight if it that edge is going to be under a piece of DSP or card stock.

This was a fun card to make. I LOVE this layout and I can see myself making more in the future.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Wild about Flowers, Beautiful Boutique, Delightful Daisy, Friendship Card

I'm not too sure about this card.  When I finished it, it looked like to me that I was trying to mix leaves and celery!!!  The top stamped flower from the "Wile about Flowers" set stem part reminds me of celery.  Or maybe even carrot tops. Anyway, the reason I used it was because I thought the flowers that went with the set would work with the "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

To make this card I took a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock, cut it on the 8-1/2" side.  This card folds on the top and opens on the bottom.

At the bottom of the card, the "Delightful Daisy" DSP  piece measures 4-1/4" x 2".  I set it in place so I could see where to stamp the stem image.  I did not tape it down until I was done stamping the flowers.  The stem was stamped using Old Olive ink.  The flowers were stamped using Calypso Coral ink.  I had stamped them on the card front but after I assembled the card, I thought it looked too flat so I stamped two more flowers and cut them out. I set them in place with Dimensionals.  

I had taped the DSP and then added a 1/4" strip of Wisteria Wonder over the top edge of the DSP.  

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and stamped using Wisteria Wonder.  

The flowers were fussy cut out and set in place with Dimensionals.

It's a pretty simple card to make though I think it leaves room for improvement.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Birthday Deliver, Birthday Card


Today I'm going to share with you a super quick and easy birthday card. And NO fussy cutting!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The top layer is 4" x 5-1/4" and was embossed using "Garden Trellis".  I added a 2-1/8" x 5-1/4" Old Olive strip.  On top of that is a piece of "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  You don't have to make yours that wide if you have some scrap. My DSP was a scrap piece so I just used it as it was. I taped it to the front of the embossed panel. I used Dimensionals to add it to the front of the card.

I die cut a third from the largest round scalloped framelit using Old Olive card stock.  

I stamped the words using Basic Black ink and the "Birthday Delivery" stamp set.  I used the second largest stitched circle framelt.  I taped it to the Old Olive scalloped circle.  I added Dimensionals to the back and I set it in place.

I die cut the balloons from the ""Birthday Memories" DSP.  I set them in place with Dimensionals.  I did use a Dimensional to stick the Baker's Twine to the back of the balloon.  I curled it with my scissors like you would with curling ribbon, except my scissors were closed. If you use the blade side you will shred the twine.

It's a fun and quick card to make.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

This Little Piggy, Bloomin' Love, Friendship Card

I found "This Little Piggy" card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here.  I thought it was so cute that I had to make one.  I did not have Berry Burst ribbon like in the original card, so I made do with what I have.  What I have is Bermuda Bay and I think it looks just as cute with that color as with the Berry Burst.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White. You can cut it to open on the right or to open from the top, it's your call. Either way does not have any effect on the card.

I took a quarter sheet of Whisper White and dry embossed it using the new "Pine Wood Planks" embossing folder.  After I embossed it I cut it to 4" x 5-1/4".  

I stamped the pig on Powder Pink card stock and fussy cut it out.  I like to start at the difficult parts when I have to fussy cut.  The tail was the difficult part. If you cut that out first then it's easier to maneuver than if you waited till the end.  Plus if you get the worst part over first, the rest is a breeze!

Next I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock and I used the largest circle die to cut it out and I used the largest scalloped die for the Bermuda Bay layer.  I taped the layers together.  Then I set the pig in place with Dimensionals.  I didn't have the same flower die that was on the original card, so I used a flower from the "Bloomin' Love" set.  I added a "Glitter Emerald Dot" to the center.  A pearl or rhinestone would be fine too.  Or even a punched out tiny circle.  Whatever you have or can think of!

I cut a piece of the Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon and taped the ends to the back.  I was going to tape that to the card front when I noticed that the original card had used Dimensionals.  So I taped a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the back and I liked how sturdy it was. So a mistake turned out to be a good thing after all.  I set the panel in place using Dimensionals.  I took a piece of the ribbon and tied a knot on the front.  And that was it.  So easy, fairly quick and very fun!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda