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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Rose Wonder, Wild About Flowers, Sympathy Card

Today I thought I would play with the "Wild about Flowers" set. And no, it wasn't sitting on my worktable, I actually had to get up and get it off the shelf!! LOL  Now tomorrow's card might be a different story!!! LOL

This was a very easy card to make.  I used the triple punch to make the ribboned strip on the left of the card. I cut the decorative paper 1" and I cut the Pool Party paper 1-1/4".  The punch has a slot for 1-1/2" so I had to eye the edges as I slid it into the punch.  

I stamped the flowers using Pool Party and the stems using Old Olive. The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set and I used Old Olive to stamp them.  The flower and words were layered with a scalloped oval of Pool Party and set in place with Dimensionals.  Super easy and quick to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Swirly Bird, Bloomin' Love, Valentine's Day Card

See what happens when I leave the stamp sets out from the day before? I end up using them the next day!!  Since I didn't need anymore thank you cards (none that I can think of), I thought I would make a Valentine's Day card since it's only 6 or 7 weeks away.  I was in Wal-Mart yesterday and where all the Christmas stuff was is now filled with Valentine's Day stuff.  They don't take long to move to the next "holiday".  

My card was fun to make, and easy too. The base is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pink Pirouette.  On top of that is a piece of Whisper White that I misted with some Pink Pirouette ink mixed with rubbing alcohol and a few drops from my Wink of Stella pen.  It gave it a nice pink shimmer.  

I die cut the swirl using Whisper White card stock. I also cut 2 large and 2 small flowers from the "Bloomin' Love" bundle dies.  I cut 2 large and 2 small flowers using Pink Pirouette card stock.  And I cut 2 large and 2 small flowers using the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  I set the flowers in place using small glue dots.  I added a pearl to the centers of the flowers. I added them to hid the glue dots that showed through to the center of the flowers.  I added small Dimensionals and a couple of Dimensional pieces to the back of the swirl. 

The words are from the "Bloomin' Love" set and I stamped them using Basic Gray ink.  I thought that Black would be too dark and the Smoky Slate was way too light.  I think it's the perfect tone for the card.  And that was it.  Just layer all the pieces and you're done!

This would also make a great wedding or anniversary card too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, December 29, 2017

Swirly Bird, Colorful Seasons, Flourishing Phrases, Wintry Thank You Card

As I'm putting my Christmas gifts away I am finding I need to make some more thank you cards.

Today's card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest.  You can see that card by clicking here.  

I decided to use White on White to make this card.  I took out my "Swirly Bird" bundle set and made the large circular swirl in the center of the card.  I used the Dazzling Diamonds card stock on all of the dies on my card.  As I was running that through I also ran one of the stems with the little balls on the end from the "Flourishing Phrases" bundle set, and the snowflake is from the "Colorful Season" bundle set.  I cut one large swirl, 3 of the stems and one snowflake.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the words from the "Flourishing Phrases" set using Smoky Slate ink.  That was the only stamping on the card.

I added 4 small Dimensionals on the swirl piece at about the 4 o'clock position.  Then I glued on the stems and I set the snowflake in place using a small Dimensional.  I added a pearl to the center because I could see the Dimensional.  Oh, I did cut a tiny sliver of a Dimensional and added it at about the 9 o'clock position.  The circle wouldn't stay up on it's own.

It's a very fun and easy card to make!!!  And now I have a pretty thank you card to give to a special friend.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Snowflake Sentiments, Daisy Delight, Christmas Thank You Card

I'm still making a few more wintry Christmas thank you cards.  I did find one like this on the net. You can see the original card here.  It's done in different colors. I opted for black and white with some silver because I had the black glittery ribbon.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Smoky slate and on top of that is a 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White.

I stamped the "Thank You" from the "Daisy Delight" stamp set  using Smoky Slate ink.  Then I taped it in place on the upper part of the card front. Next I wrapped a piece of the black glitter ribbon around the card and taped the edges on the back.  I slipped a piece of ribbon in on the front and tied a knot.  I like these kinds of knots because you can move them and put them exactly where you want them.  I had lined the ribbon edge with the edge of the Smoky Slate card stock.

Then I added the silvery snowflake. I am not sure what they are called, I had received them as a thank  you gift and this is my last one.  I did have fun with them!!!

The small snowflakes are from the "Snowflake Sentiments" bundle. I die cut 2 using the silver metallic card stock.  I taped them in the center and added a rhinestone to hide the tape that showed through the hole in the center of the snowflake.  I added a few rhinestones around the card until I thought it looked pretty and that was it. 

This is a very quick and easy thank you card to make, or a Christmas card.  I just thought it was pretty and would make a good thank you card since it's after Christmas and I didn't need anymore Christmas cards.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Better Together Wedding Card

It seems so strange to not be making Christmas cards when the tree is still up and it's cold outside.  Well, here in Minnesota it's cold, VERY cold today.  We did venture out and it was okay as long as you had a winter coat on, warm boots and gloves.  There was no wind so it didn't feel too bad, but I wouldn't want to stand out there too long though!

So for today's non-Christmas card, I thought I would make a wedding card.  I had gotten a few cut pieces of the "Year of Cheer" Specialty Designer Paper (DSP) from a Stamping Extravaganza I went to a couple of months ago.  I hadn't used it all and I ran across it today wondering what I should do with it.  A wedding card came to mind, so here it is.  It's a very quick and simple card to make too.  It would be a great Stamp-a-Stack card!

The words are from the "Better Together" set and I stamped them using Smoky Slate ink.  I die cut them out using the stitched oval die.  I also die cut the scalloped oval at the same time using Smoky Slate card stock.  I don't know why it looks darker in the photo.  Mystery lighting!!

The base of the card is a 1/4 sheet of Smoky Slate card stock.  On top of that is a piece of Whisper White that was cut 8" x 5-1/4" folded in half.  Next I cut the 4" x 5" piece of the DSP in half, so it was 2" wide.  I taped it in place on the Whisper White piece and then used Dimensionals to set the words in place.  I added some rhinestones and the card was done!  Super simple, quick and pretty too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Santa's Suit, Background Bits. Christmas Thank You Card

Today was hubby's birthday, so we did a few fun birthday things and now that it's evening, I escaped to my workroom to work on some Christmas "Thank You" cards.  I'm always thrilled when I find nice "thank you" words that I can use on my after Christmas cards.  And of course a hat to go with them.  I'm not sure if the "Santa's Suit bundle made it to the 2018-2019 catalog.  I read some of the items that were going to be carried over to that catalog but the only thing I remember is the "Painted Harvest" set. So much for a good memory.  But after 3 surgeries this year, it is slowly coming back. I celebrate those little moments when I actually did remember something without struggling and becoming frustrated.  Yay me!!! LOL  Anyway, I like to make my Christmas thank you cards with a Santa hat on the thank you if I can and this year I was able to again!  Here is the one I made last year using the now retired giant "Thank You" and the now retired Santa hat punch. 

I stamped the hat and then die cut it using the matching "Santa Builder" framelets. It's a bundle I didn't use much this year.  I'm hoping it does carry over.  

The words are from the "Background Bits" set.  I stamped them in black and then added the hat when I was done.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Real Red card stock.  The top layer is 5-1/8" x 3-7/8".  I taped the top layer to the Real Red piece and set them in place using Dimensionals.  The had was also set in place using Dimensionals.  I had added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the pom pom and brim of the hat before I set it in place.  Well, it was long before I set it in place. I colored the hat with a Real Red marker and then added the glitter and set it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.  I've learned to so that a lot more this year, making sure I take care of the things that need to dry first so when I'm ready to use them they are dry or dry enough!!!  I surprise myself now and then!!! LOL

This was a very simple thank you card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

This year I broke with tradition and didn't make a card using Stampin' Up! products.  I found this fun candles die and die cut them using Whisper White card stock. I put some of the glue from the "Fine Tip Glue Pen" in a spray bottle and sprayed the die cut piece with the glue and sprinkled the glitter on.  I did this because I didn't have enough glitter paper, plus I wanted an ultra fine glitter.  What a MESS!!  And not only a mess making them, but glitter everywhere putting the Dimensionals behind it plus more glitter putting them in the envelopes.  Note to self: "Next year NO glitter!!!"  LOL

I did the words on the computer. I did stamp some greeting on the inside.  They were fun to make but messy.

I hope your holidays are fun and not too messy!!! 

Have a Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Santa's Suit, Oh What Fun, Christmas Card

I found the idea for this card on Pinterest.  I did a search for the "Santa's Suit" set.  I bought too many sets this year and I didn't have a lot of time to play with them all.  I need to be more careful when I order in the future, taking into account the number of days to work on the seasonal cards and to NOT be tempted by adorable cards.

I thought this card was adorable.  I don't know what was used on the original card for the edges but I used Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  

I colored in the suit using the new alcohol markers.

The words are from the "Oh What Fun" set and I stamped them using Smoky Slate ink.

I used the largest clear stamping block to wrap my silver thread around.  I of then read instructions telling you to wind it around your hand. I've done that and the thread hardly shows. I must have smaller hands than the one giving the instructions. Plus the "hand" method is not a good way to measure.  So I have been using my clear stamping blocks to wind my threads. I used the 3" side, I think it's just a bit more than 3" but it's the largest block and I used the shorter side of it to wind the thread.  I set a glue dot down and stuck the thread to it. Here's a helpful tip for you, put the glue dot down first and then wind your thread!!!  Live and learn, though I didn't learn.  I made two of these cards and didn't put the glue dot down first for either one of them!!!  DUH!!!  LOL

I layered the suit with a Real Red scalloped circle and I set that in place on top of the silver thread using Dimensionals.  It's such a sweet, cute and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today, and Happy Christmas Eve.  I don't know why I wrote that, next year someone will read this and it won't be Christmas Eve!!! LOL
Wanda

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Seasonal Chums, Oh What Fun, Christmas Card

Today I found some more finished items on my worktable and I thought I would put them together and see if I could make a card with them, a decent looking card, and this is what I came up with.

I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock for the base of the card.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Garden Green  and on top of that is a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the "Christmas Around the World" pack.

I found the words and I layered them with a piece of Real Red card stock.  The words are from the "Oh What Fun" set.  The reindeer is from the "Seasonal Chums" set and was stamped and die cut but he needed coloring.  I used the new alcohol markers to color him in.  I set him in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it, a quick card and a clean spot on my worktable.  A very small clean spot!!! LOL

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Patterns, Christmas Card

I had received the gold doily with the silver foil die cut deer and trees on a package. I hated to toss it out, so I carefully removed it from the package and attached it to a paper doily.  Then I taped it to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock.  I added a silver bow to the top of the silver deer and tree image (I believe that was from last years Holiday Occasions Catalog).  

The words are from the "Merry Patterns" set and I punched them out and set them in place over the gold thread I wound around the Night of Navy piece before I taped it to a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

I want to say it's a quick card to make and I'm sure if you had to cut the deer out yourself, it would still be a quick card.  But it's SO much quicker when a lot of the work was already done. That is why I like finding things on my worktable and put them together and make a fun card.  This was a fun card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Seasonal Chums, Merry Patterns, Christmas Card, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I have had so much fun with the "Seasonal Chums" set.  I haven't made any tags with it. Maybe I should, one of these days.  Not like there's a lot of extra time this year.  But the tags are adorable and easy enough to make.  I don't need anymore tags for this year. I have everything wrapped and tagged.  Maybe next year.  I might just stamp and die cut these guys throughout the year and color them on my down time (TV time) and I'll have plenty of tags for next year!! Great plan, let's see if it really happens!! My guess is probably not!!! LOL

Anyway, the base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a strip of wreaths and bows from the "Christmas Around the World" Decorative Series Paper.  I layered it with a 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Real Red card stock.  I also die cut a Real Red scalloped circle and I die cut a stitched circle of Whisper White that I set the snowman on using Dimensionals.

I found a snowflake on my worktable. It was from my swap cards on Tuesday. I lost them and had to cut more. When I was done with my cards, there they were on the corner of my stamping mat.  They weren't there when I was looking for them.  UGH!! I hate it when that happens.  I blame the aliens!!! LOL  I set that snowflake in place using a Dimensional.  The snowman was colored in using markers.

The words are from the "Merry Patterns" set and I stamped them using Real Red. I was going to use Garden Green but I grabbed the red by mistake.  I think it looks just fine.

This was a very fun and quick card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Little Wild, Baby Card

Today's card was made by Mary from Terri's Tuesday Technique Night group.  I do not remember the name of this technique.  I was not there last month due to having to have surgery the next day.  It reminds me of the packing tape technique because it uses the the sticky sheets that Stampin' Up! sells.  If I find the name of the technique, I will update my post here.  

The elephant came from the "A Little Wild" set.  I have that set on my wish list.  The words are from the same set.  It's such a sweet baby card.  I don't make many baby cards.  I have a little time after Christmas, I think I may make a few to have on hand.  I laughed when I typed that.  I have cards on hand but when I need one I always feel I need to make a fresh one.  Maybe that is just an excuse to escape to stamp!! LOL

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Smitten, Pop-up Surprise Technique


Here is my card for the Technique Tuesday Swap that Terri has once a month. The technique last month that I chose to do (she demonstrates 2) is the "Pop-up Surprise" technique.  You can see the first one I made by clicking here.

It's a very simple technique.  You decorate the front of the card as you wish.  On the inside you take a strip of Decorative Series Paper (card stock might be too thick) and you fold it in half and then you fold the ends of that strip to the center fold.  You will end up with a valley, mountain and then a valley fold.  You tape that strip to the inside of the card and add a themed image to the 4 spaces of the strip.  See, I told you it was easy.  This wasn't what I was going to make but time was running short, so this is what I ended up with.


Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda


Monday, December 18, 2017

Seasonal Chums, Christmas Card

This card looks much prettier in real life.  I had some "found pieces" and I thought I would put them together to make a card. The photo here looks like I just put something together but when you have the card in your hand it looks so much better.

I had a scrap piece of that gold and silver snowflake paper so I added it to the upper left corner.  I had one of those larger snowflake doily type pieces in gold, so I taped it on the bottom and to the right.  

I was going to put a fun snowflake in the center of the flower until I saw a deer sitting on my worktable. I hope it wasn't for another project!!!  I set the deer in place using Dimensionals.  The deer is from the "Seasonal Chums" set.  That set is going to carry over to the 2018-2019 catalog. YAY!!!!  I didn't get to play with it as much as I wanted to.  Kind of like the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set.  I was glad to see it went to the current catalog and I hardly used it. I did like the bear for baby cards and the mummy for get well cards though. I may have to make some because I'm pretty sure it will show up in the retired list.

Anyway, this was a fun and quick card to put together.  I need to make extra pieces of things now and then so when I'm in a creative mood or mode, I can play around with them and come up with a card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Seasonal Chums, Christmas Around the World, Secret Pocket Gift Holder Technique

Yesterday I made a "Secret Pocket Gift Holder" card and today I realized I needed one more. You can see yesterdays card here. So for this one I used Real Red for the base and I used the falling snow image from the "Christmas Around the World" Decorative Series Paper (DSP). 

The cute snowman is from the "Seasonal Chums" set.  I colored him with markers and set him in place using Dimensionals.  I die cut another piece of the DSP and a piece of Whisper White and layered those on top of the Real Red scalloped circle.  I set that circle in place using Dimensionals.  But only on half, if you put Dimensionals on the whole circle the card won't open.    

This was a fun card to make. I like making these because it's not only a card but also a gift card holder!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
WandaSeaa

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Around the World, Snowflake Sentiments, Secret Pocket Gift Card Holder Technique

I am in need of a few gift card holders.  When you make them the size of a card, most people think it's just a card and when they open it they get a nice surprise!! These "Secret Pocket Gift Card Holders" are super easy and quick to make.  The quickness depends on how much you embellish them.  I could have added more DSP to the inside flap or added some festive stamped images on the inside but I didn't and I wanted to write inside my card so I left it blank.

I had posted this technique a while back. You can get the measurements and instructions by clicking here.

I used a 4" x 3" piece of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the "Christmas Around the World" 12" x 12" pack.  

The words are from the "Snowflake Sentiments" set. I stamped them using Garden Green ink.  The Real Red layer behind the words was cut 2-1/4" x 3-1/4". I set those layers in place using Dimensionals. 

Have fun making these. They REALLY are easy to do!!  The pocket is roomy so you don't have to try to shove it in there and make it fit!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, December 15, 2017

Hearts Come Home Bundle, Merry Patterns, Christmas Card, Background Technique

I found a fun background technique to try.  It's super easy and I thought it was kind of pretty. Mine got washed out too much but it's still colorful.  You can find the technique here.

All you do is sponge ink on your card stock.  Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant was used here.  Then you spray it with water.  I sprayed mine a bit too much and the color got washed out.  And that is all you do.  I did use my heat tool to dry the paper faster.  It will warp so you do need some strong tape to hold the paper down.  Unless you press it while it's still damp or even hot from the heat tool. But I didn't do that because I didn't think of it until now!!! LOL

I die cut the church and house image from the "Hearts Come Home" bundle.  I LOVE playing with that bundle.

The words are from the "Merry Patterns" set.  I've used that stamp more than any of the other ones in that set!  The words are so elegant looking.

I did add the moon because I thought the sky could use something.  And I also colored the moon with the Wink of Stella to give it a bit of shimmer.

This was fun and I can see myself using this technique for other backgrounds.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Smitten, Snowflake Sentiments,Christmas Card

Today's card was super fun to make.  There was a video I found that was easy to follow.  I made a couple minor changes.  I changed the orientation of the embossed cable background and I used different wording. You can see that video here.  

I did have a little difficulty with that fine silver thread.  The video said to wrap it around your fingers about 4 times or so.  I wrapped it around my fingers and hardly any of the thread showed behind the circles.  I must have smaller hands than the gal in the video.  There needs to be a "wrap" standard.  I took my size "D" clear block. I wrapped the thread around ti about 4 times and just slid it off the block.  The next time I wrap around a block, I'm going to start on an edge instead of in the middle.  That way you can grab the end threads and slide the whole thing off easier.  So once I got the threads off I was able to place them as shown in the video.

It's a fun card to make and like I said, it is very easy oh and it's a quick card too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Merry Patterns, Snowflakes Sentiments, Swirly Snowflakes, Christmas Card

This was a fun and pretty card to make.  The original was made by "Chat" but I can't find a link to the card, sorry. But other than the ribbon it looks just like my card.  

The snowflakes are from the "Swirly Snowflakes" thinlits.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  In top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Night of Navy.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Smoky Slate and before I added the 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White, I did cut out the two snowflakes using the dies from the "Swirly Snowflakes" thinlits.  I stamped the words from the "Snowflake Sentiments" set and set the Whisper White piece in place on top of the Smoky Slate piece. I taped a silver snowflake to the Night of Navy card stock toward the bottom.  Then I taped those layers to the Night of Navy piece. Before taping the Night of Navy piece to the card base I tied the ribbon around it.  The original card had a Marina Mist colored ribbon and a bow.  It was pretty, but I didn't have that ribbon.  I could have tried to color this ribbon but I opted to leave it white.  I added the snowflakes and some rhinestones and the card was done. 

It's a pretty quick card to make, very easy and lots of fun!

Thank you ever SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Merry Patterns, Christmas Card, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

For a stamp set that I wasn't all that fond of when I got it, I sure am having a lot of fun with it. I found this fun card on Pinterest and I had to make it. I even dragged my friend Sharon into making one along with me!! You can see the original card here.  

I made this card by using a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock for the base.  Then I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  On top of that is a piece of "Christmas Around the World" Decorative Series Paper (DSP), cut 3-3/4" x 5".  The falling snow DSP was my favorite in this pack.  I have tried not to use it all up, just in case I found something that needs that paper to complete the card.  See, that is how I become a DSP hoarder.  SO I not only decided to make this card but I cut some for Sharon to make one too!  Such a big step for me in trying not to hoard!!! LOL

Okay, after the DSP I cut a piece of the "Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper" 5" x 3".  Now, had I been smart I would have die cut that large oval from the center of the Bermuda Bay card stock, but no, I had to get out another piece to do that!!  I stamped the image from the "Merry Petterns" set on a piece of Whisper White card stock and we colored it in with the alcohol markers.  We added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the candle flames.  Also, our ribbon is a little different. But it's still basically the same.  I think it was the color that drew me to this card.  We taped our ovals together and then set them in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  A very easy and pretty card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Patterns, Christmas Around the World, Christmas Card

I was wondering what I was going to do with the Decorative Series Paper (DSP) with all the fruit cake and other goodies images on it. It's from the "Christmas Around the World" 12" x 12" pack.  It was one of the sheets that didn't do much for me.  But when I saw this card I thought I'd play with it.  The other side of the paper is the plaid paper you see at the bottom under the words.  I found this card on Pinterest.  You can see the original here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Chocolate Chip card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP.  I cut a 1-1/2" piece of the plaid DSP and taped it over the baked goods DSP.  I did wrap a piece of the red mini tinsel trim around the card and I taped the edges on the backside using scotch tape. 

I stamped the words from the "Merry Patterns" using Basic Black ink on the first image and then the "season" was stamped using Real Red ink.  I trimmed that piece to 3-3/8" x 1-5/8".  The Chocolate Chip layer behind it was cut 3/16" larger 3-9/16" x 1-13/16"). I thought an 1/8" was too thin of a border and 1/4" was too thick so I went in between them and got just the right thickness of a border. 

I do like how the card turned out and I was glad that I was able to sue that paper.  It seems that there is always at least one sheet of DSP in a pack that is more difficult to work with than other.  This one was the one I thought was the toughest.  But I was at least able to use it!!! 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Merry Patterns, Christmas Card, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  You can see the original here.  I did make a few little changes but all in all I think it turned out just as nice.  I didn't have the yellow string for the bow and I didn't have the background paper.  I used some background paper that was in my November 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock.  On top of that is a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And on top of that is the piece from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I cut it 3-3/4" x 5".

Next I stamped the candles on a piece of Whisper White card stock and die cut it using the "Stitched Circle" framelits. I stamped the candles using Real Red and Old Olive ink.  The outline stamp was done using Basic Black ink. I die cut a scalloped circle to fit behind the candles. I taped the two circle layers together.

The words are stamped on a 2-3/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White.  I stamped the outline of the words stamp using Basic Black ink and I used Old Olive ink to fill in the "season" word. I did set the scalloped oval in place so I could see where I could stamp.  It's a tight fit there. Behind the "tis the season" is a 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Old Olive.  I taped the layers together and then taped them in place on top of the plaid background.  I set the circle layers in place using Dimensionals. 

I thought it was a fun card to make and it turned out just fine!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Snowflakes Sentiments, Seasonal Layers, Colorful Season, Christmas Card

I saw this fun card on Pinterest and I thought I would make it with what I had.  You can see the original card here. Mine is a little different but I still like it.  Of course I didn't have all the same parts but I had most of them.  I had the words, I had the Decorative Series Paper (DSP), I had the gold foil and a couple of the snowflakes.

Here's how I made mine.  I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  My piece of the "Year of Cheer" DSP was in a little gift pack, it was cut at 4", so I had to work with that. Not a problem. I cut that piece 3" x 4".  I cut a 1.2" piece of gold foil paper and taped it behind the DSP. I set it in place, I didn't tape it yet. I wanted to see where the words were to go.  The words are from the "Snowflake Sentiments" set and I used Soft Suede ink to stamp them.

I taped the DSP piece in place.  I die cut the three snowflakes from the "Seasonal Layers" thinlits set.  The original had a different snowflake. I don't know what set it's from but I just used what I had.  I cut the largest and the smallest snowflake using the gold foil paper.  I die cut the middle size snowflake using Whisper White card stock.  I attached them together with glue dots.  I used a Dimensional to set it in place on the card.  I added a gold faceted gem to the center of the snowflake.  I also added three strips of the tiny gold sequins string under the snowflakes. I thought it could use a little something there.  I do like how it turned out. I wished I had ordered some of that DSP but I'm sure I would just hoard it anyway!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda 

Friday, December 08, 2017

Snowflake Sentiments, Merry Patterns, Christmas Card

I had gotten this "Merry Patterns" set for free.  There must have been some promotion going on at the time, I don't remember.  It's not a set I would have purchased.  I have used the "Merry Christmas" words on several cards and I have used the words shown here on several cards, except I would mask off the "From our family to yours".  I was going to mask it off on this card, but I forgot.  When I saw a few cards made using the candles in this set, I suddenly was glad I had the set.  

Today I thought I would give those candles a try.  At first I thought the green and red were decorative papers and they were fussy cut and set in place.  But I was wrong.  It's actually two different images.  I stamped one using Real Red and the other using Pear Pizzazz.  Such fun and they look so pretty.  I wished I would have played with this sooner, I would have had my Christmas cards done by now!!!  So when I finish here, I'm off to work on our cards.  Tis the season!!!

To make this card I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock for the base.  

I used the largest stitched square die and cut a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the candles and then added the colors.  Even the candle wicks are a stamp!!!  Though I thought I would fair better if I just colored them in using the Daffodil Delight marker.

I cut a Real Red layer 3/16 larger than the stitched square. Next I stamped the words from the "Snowflakes Sentiments" set.  Then I set square layer in place using Dimensionals.  It's a pretty easy card to make!!

Thank you ever SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Merry Patterns, Snowflake Embossing, Christmas Card

This is a pretty simple card.  Adding the Dazzling Diamonds glitter did take a little while to do but it wasn't bad. I do LOVE that "Fine Tip Glue Pen".  The issue I had with the glue was every time I would do a section, I would stand the glue bottle up, add my glitter and then start adding glue again. The glue would produce a bubble every time.  I ended up waiting and adding the glitter, then taking a toothpick and picking away the glittered glue where I didn't want it.  

Much like yesterday's card, I added the pearls, it just sort of finished off that snowflake. It gave it a more elegant look.

The words are from the "Merry Patterns" set. I stamped them using Marina Mist ink.  And the base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Marina Mist card stock.  I set the snowflake in place using Dimensionals.  All in all it was pretty simple and the gluing really didn't take that long.  You do need to wait for the glue to dry before adding the tiniest pearls to the little circles.  The ones closer to the center you can add right away.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Seasonal Chums, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Christmas Card

I'm trying to play with all of the Christmas sets I bought.  I'm learning that I only really need 3 sets. When I buy more I don't get to play with them as much as I had hoped and the end of December comes so fast and they are retired.  SO, I have decided that 3 is the magic number!!!  The problem is, will I remember that next fall??  LOL

I found this card, or one VERY similar to it on Pinterest. You can see the original card here.  I changed the ribbon and the layering a little.  I think there are Dimensionals on the layers somewhere, but this is how I made it. When I saw the reindeer on this card I felt jealousy because I thought he was adorable and I hadn't ordered  him.  But reading on I realized the "Seasonal Chums" set was used and I had that!!!  YAY!!!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the "Dazzling Diamonds" glitter paper. I did cut a 3" x 4-1/4" piece out of the middle of it. It's too expensive of a paper to hide the whole thing under another layer.  

Next I cut the Whisper White focal piece 3-3/4" x 5". I used the snowflake embossing folder and once the snowflake was embossed, I used the "Fine Tip Glue Pen" and followed the raised "lines" and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to it. It took a little while to do this, I wasn't able to just add glue and then glitter, the glue would dry before you got to the end.  So I just did parts at a time and it actually did go pretty fast.  Next I stamped the words from the "Seasonal Chums" set using Soft Suede ink.

Next I took some lace ribbon and some Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon and taped the two together.  The original card used some ribbon that I think was Crumb Cake colored.  I didn't have any, so This is what I came up with. I was going to just use the white ribbon only but I thought the lace would make it look even more delicate and sweet.  I was right.  I took a piece of the double ribbon and tied a knot on the front.

I stamped and cut the reindeer out using the "Seasonal Chums" set and the "Seasonal Tags" framelits. I colored the reindeer and set him in place using Dimensionals.  Some pearls were added to the snowflake and it was done!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Snowflakes Sentiments, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, Christmas Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  You can see the original here. I changed the center line a bit, plus I added some gems to the center of the snowflakes.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the metallic gold card stock.

On top of the gold is a piece of Whisper White cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I embossed it with the snowflake texture folder.  

I cut a a 5/8" strip of silver metallic card stock.  I taped it at an angle and trimmed the edges.  I added some tape to the back of the card stock over the areas where the strip was taped down and wrapped copper thread around it about 5 or 6 times.  

I die cut the snowflakes from the "Snowflakes Sentiments" bundle that included the "Swirly Snowflakes" thinlits.  I cut the 2 end snowflakes from the set of three.  

I stamped the words from the "Snowflakes Sentiments" set using Soft Suede ink.  I set the snowflakes in place using Dimensionals and I added some gold faceted gems to the center of the 3 snowflakes.  And that was it. Pretty simple and quick too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, December 04, 2017

Seasonal Chums, Merry Patterns, Snowflake Embossing, Winter Wonder Snowflake, Christmas Card

Today I wanted to make a snowflake card. I love this "Winter Wonder" snowflake texture embossing folder.  I sprayed my Winter White card stock with a mixture of Marina Mist ink and rubbing alcohol.  I textured the paper and let it dry. It didn't take long to dry, the alcohol evaporates pretty fast.  I cut it to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I set it in place on top of a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock using Dimensionals.

Next I stamped and die cut the snowman using the "Seasonal Chums" bundle.  I colored in the image and set it in place on top of the snowflake, trying to center it as much as I could.

Next I stamped Merry Christmas from the "Merry Patterns" set using Real Red ink. I punched the words out and set them in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Seasonal Chums, Snowman Christmas Card, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I bought the "Seasonal Chums" set bundled with the "Seasonal Tags" framelits mostly because of the snowman.  I have this "thing" for snowmen.  I don't know why I love them so, but I do!!!  I'm hoping we have a sticky snow so I can get out there and make a snowman. It's been a couple of years because of my hip.  But now I have a new hip and I'm ready to play in the snow. I have no intentions on growing up at all!!! LOL

This was a very easy and fun card to make.  My problem usually comes in the coloring.  I have trouble deciding on what color to use.  I knew I had to use the Bermuda Bay because that was the color of the ribbon I had.  I embossed the sweater looking texture and cut my card stock.  The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White. I cut it at 4-1/4 on the short side.  I folded it in half and then cut off 2-3/4" off the front. I used that cut off piece to stamp and die cut my snowman. Yup, die cut!!! NO fussy cutting here!!!

I ran across a Falling Snow textured piece of Whisper White so I die cut two ovals.  I thought the background could use some texture. I layered it on top of a scalloped Old Olive oval. I set the snowman in place using Dimensionals. I also set the ovals in place using Dimensionals, but only on half of the oval. If you do the whole oval you won't be able to open your card.  I tied my ribbon on and left it as a knot and not a bow, just in case I want to give it to a male.  And that was it.  Pretty simple and pretty quick.  A few markers and you have some fun colors and a cute card!!  Oh, I did have to trim off the top part near the hat, that is where the image is folded in half.  The snowman actually has a front and back to him, he's suppose to be a tag (too darn cute!!!).  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Victorian Christmas Bulb

I have been bust this week working on the pattern for my Victorian beaded Christmas bulb. I'm not schooled in graphic design so it takes me a while to plug in the circles on the software to represent beads and where they go but I'm okay with that because I like to do that kind of work.  I find making the patterns very gratifying.  Plus I enjoy getting them out in my web store for others to start creating their own fun holiday ornaments.

This is the most detailed one I've every made but I still found it fun, even though it took me a few days to complete it. Darn housework and cooking get in the way of my beading, plus other project and hobbies I have.  So, for Christmas I am asking for a clean house so I can spend all of my spare time playing with beads, making cards and metalsmithing. And maybe some clay. I have gotten away from polymer clay but I'm sure I will get back to that soon too! But for now I'm into beading along with the card making.  

I did not make a card today because I wanted to get the pattern done and finalized.  But I will be back in my workroom crating some fun cards, plus I need to finish up our Christmas cards and get them out in the mail. So much to do in December!

If you are a beader or know someone who is, the pattern for this bulb can be purchased here in my secure web store.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, December 01, 2017

Swirly Bird, Swirly Scribbles, Merry Patterns, Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers, Christmas Card

Oh my gosh!  No matter how hard I tried I just couldn't get what was in my head on paper!!!  GRRRR.  This is not what I wanted this card to look like. Even in person it's not nice to look at. But what the card could use is some texture on the Pacific Point background panel.  Or maybe a match!!! LOL

I do like the words.  They are from the "Merry Patterns" set.  

The swirls are from the "Swirly Scribbles" thinlits that go in the "Swirly Bird" bundle. I used the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper to die cut them out.


The snowflake is from the "Colorful Season" bundle, the "Seasonal Layers" thinlits.  The snowflake was cut from Whisper White card stock and sprayed with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Tempting Turquoise inker. I set the snowflake in place using a Dimenisonal and I set a rhinestone in the center.

The words were stamped using Pacific Point ink. They were set in place using Dimensionals.

It was a quick card to make but not so pleasing to the eye!!  I hope tomorrow's card is better!!!!!

Thank you SO very much for looking!
Wanda