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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Beautiful Bouquet, Petal Promenade, Anniversary Card

Today I found a card on Pinterest that I thought would be fun to recreate. I did change it some. The original card has a video so you can follow along. The original card is also a three fold card, mine is a single fold.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  It's cut in half on the 8-1/2" side.  I cut the front right edge off at 1-1/4".  

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Whisper White card stock and taped it to the inside. I also cut a 1-1/4" piece of the "Petal Promenade" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I cut it from the strip of flowers on the sheet that has the square and rectangle images on it.  I used one of the squares on the front of this card.  You get six of them on the sheet, plus three of the rectangle ones and the strip of flowers along the edge. Nothing goes to waste on that sheet.

On the front of the card I took a piece of the DSP and cut it 4-1/8" x 4-1/8" and I taped it in place. I cut a 3-5/8" x 3-5/8" piece of vellum. I centered it on the card front.

I cut the square of flowers so it measured 3" x 3". I stamped the words using the "Beautiful Bouquet" set with black Memento ink. 

I cut a piece of Mossy Meadow 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" and I taped it to the flowered square. Then I cut a piece of the silver foil paper 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" and taped it to the Mossy Meadow piece. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place.

I tied a ribbon around the front right edge and tied a knot. I added a glue dot under it to hold it in place. I added a 3" piece of the tiny sequins ribbon to the center of the ribbon, pressing it into the glue dot.  And the card was done.

This card has lots of layers but it was fun to make.  It's not exactly like the original card but it's close and I like the way it turned out.  The original card was great inspiration! I liked it because I was able to use one of the square images. I find square images a big challenge.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Petal Promenade, Sympathy Card

While looking through all of the images in the "Petal Promenade" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper pack (DSP), one of the sheets has 6 square images and 3 rectangle images.  On today's card I used one of the rectangle ones.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 5-1/8" x 3-3/4" piece of Berry Burst card stock.  And on top of that is the rectangle piece from the "Petal Promenade" pack.  I didn't measure it, it was just cut and trimmed it on the edges and then worked backwards with the layers. 

I stamped the words from the August 2018 Pumpkin stamps.  I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  I did set it up in the Stamperatus so I could get it lined up and even on the DSP.  I have used it so much with my word stamping, mostly because I don't want to not get enough ink on the stamp and have it not stamped evenly. If I don't get enough ink I can just re-ink the image and stamp again.

I taped the image to the Berry Burst card stock and then wrapped a piece of ribbon around it and taped the ends to the back. I took a small piece of ribbon and tied it to the front of the card. I set that panel in place on top of the card base using Dimensionals. And that was it.  It's a pretty quick card to make.  Oh, and pretty too!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, September 17, 2018

Perennial Birthday, Touches of Texture, Petal Promenade, Birthday Card

I found this beautiful card on Pinterest and made a few little changes but for the most part I copied it!!!  I thought it was such a pretty card that I had to figure out how to make it. I did click on the photo but all it did was go to gmail.  I don't know what that is all about.  So I will post the measurements that I used here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Sahara Sand card stock.  This card opens on the right.

The layer on top of the card base is Powder Pink cut 4" x 5-1/4".  

Next is a 4-7/8" x 3-5/8" piece of Sahara Sand card stock.  On top of that is a 4-3/4" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White that I stamped the lacy image from the "Touches of Texture" using Sahara Sand ink. I repeated the image seven times.  The three layers were taped to the card base.

I took a 3-7/8" x 2-1/2" piece of Sahara Sand card stock. On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 2-3/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  And on top of that is a 3-5/8" x 2-1/4" piece of the "Petal Promenade" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Those three layers were taped together and set in place on the card front using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Perennial Birthday" set and were stamped on Whisper White using Powder Pink ink. The panel was cut 7/8" x 3-3/8".  The Sahara Sand layer behind it was cut 1" x 3-1/2".  Those were taped together and then taped in place on top of the DSP panel.

This card had lots of pieces but now with the measurements it will be easier and quicker to make another one. I thought this would be a very pretty wedding or Mother's Day card too.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Petal Promenade Paper,

You can't go wrong making a wedding or anniversary card using the "Petal Promenade" Designer Series Paper (DSP). It's SO pretty.  There's a few floral designs in the pack, so I'll be making more pretty cards in the near future.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Petal Pink.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that I textured using the "Tufted" embossing folder.  Then I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP and I cut it in half on the long angle. I taped that piece to the bottom corner of the textured piece. This was actually the top half of the angle but it looked better on the bottom. It was all in how the flowers looked like they were laying.  

Next I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using Smoky Slate ink.  I die cut it with the circle die. Then I die cut a larger circle using Petal Pink card stock and behind that is a scalloped circle cut from Whisper White card stock.  I taped those layers together.  Then I set them in place using Dimensionals.

And for the final touch I tied a bow using the new"Polka Dot Tulle" ribbon.  I found this ribbon a little difficult to work with. The trick here is to not tie the bow real tight or you won't be able to adjust it. If you pull too hard on the ribbon it will rip.  I tied the center of the knot too tight and I tried to adjust the bows to be more equal and I ended up ripping the bottom of the bow off.  So the next one I made I was careful not to make it so tight.  I set the bow in place with a glue dot.  And the pretty card was finished.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, September 14, 2018

Love What You Do, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, 2018 - 2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

"Love What You Do" was one of the first sets I saw appear on the internet when the pre-order came out. I LOVED what I saw and knew I was going to have that set.  I did get the set (obviously) and I have played with it a lot. I find it fun to color, especially these flowers. I have not played with the smaller flowers on a stem yet. I think I should give that a try before I put this set away.  Today I played with the leaf, an image I hadn't tried yet!

I found this card on Pinterest. I did change the words and the background color of the tiny flowers. I think the on the original card the color is Grapefruit Grove. I did not buy the in-colors this time around. It was just not in my budget.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut it on the 8-1/2" side.  This card is folded at the top and opens from the bottom.

I cut a 2" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock and a 1-7/8" x 4-1/4" piece of the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  I taped those two pieces together.

I stamped the flower and I stamped the little flowers around it. Those were stamped using Mango Melody stamped off once.  The leaves were stamped using Old Olive ink.  I die cut the flower image using the second largest stitched oval die.  Then I die cut a Basic Black scalloped oval to fit the stitched oval. I taped those two layers together. 

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  

I set the ovals in place using Dimensionals but keep them away from the top and the bottom so your oval doesn't lay funny.   And that as it.  It's a super quick and easy card to make.  Oh and I thought it was a fun card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Share What You Love, August 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Sympathy Card

I had some pieces of the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) in the pack and I thought I would find a use for them. So here is what I did with it.

I took a folded half-sheet of Berry Burst card stock and cut off 2".  Then I cut a 2-1/8" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic Black card stock.  I taped that in place on the front flap of the card. Then I cut a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of the SDSP and set in in place on top of the Basic Black piece. My piece was already cut 2" so all I needed to do was trim it to 5-1/2".

I die cut a scalloped oval using Basic Black card stock.  Then I die cut a Berry Burst card stock oval. 

I stamped the words from the August 2018 Paper Pumpkin using black Memento ink.  I die cut them with the stitched oval die.  I taped those ovals together and then I set them in place on the card. I used Dimensionals and only on the left side.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and it was done.  This is a very quick card to make and it's a nice way to use up your scraps.  If you don't like how this card opens, you can always leave the front uncut, though I would recommend adding some texture or images to it so it won't look so plain.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Varied Vases, Touches of Texture, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I really liked the layout of this card. I liked the circle behind the vase and the flowers bunched together to fit in the vase. You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Fresh Fig. I chose that color because I have a lot of it on hand. It must be a color I don't use too often!

I stamped the dots from the "Touches of Texture" set using Smoky Slate ink. 

I stamped the flowers from the "Varied Vases" I actually bent the stems to have them all meet at one point so it would give the illusion of them all fitting in the vase. I colored the flowers using the Flirty Flamingo marker. I also took one of the flower images from the set and inked it up with Flirty Flamingo and stamped off once and then stamped it on the circle. I forgot to stamp off once on the left side. See how much darker those flower are?  UGH!!! LOL  I stamped the leaves using black Memento ink and then I colored them using the Pear Pizzazz marker.  Then I die cut them out using the Stitched Circles dies. It's the second smallest die in the pack.

I stamped the vase using Smoky Slate ink. I punched it out and then I ended up fussy cutting around it. I didn't want all that white showing around it. I taped the top of the vase to the flowers. Then I set the whole piece in place using Dimensionals.  

I stamped the words from the "Varied Vases" set and punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch. I added Dimensionals to the right side and tape on the top left side and set it in place on the card. I made sure the left tip was just under the vase. I really liked that look on the original card. 

I added some rhinestones to the flowers and around the background because I thought it looked a bit blah.  And after I did that I REALLY liked the look of the card!

It was fun to make and I really like the layout.  Too bad about not stamping off on the flowers!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Abstract Impressions, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Isn't this a sweet looking card?  I think it would be great as an anniversary, wedding or get well card too.  I found it on Pinterest. It's easy to make and fun. I didn't have the colors that were used in the original card so I used what I had. Meaning that I don't have a lot of the ribbons and accents. I did find some ribbon that I had bought at Walmart because it was cheap and I thought it would match the Pool Party color, and it did.

The directions for this card are to draw a circle using one of the circle die cuts.  I used the third largest one.  I lightly traced around the circle with a pencil.  I later erased all the pencil marks with a kneadable art gum eraser. If you don't have one of those I highly recommend you get one. They remove pencil marks without marring the paper or the image.  They pick the graphite off the paper and do not leave a mark.

I used the new "Abstract Impressions" set to make this card. I stamped the flower using Pool Party ink, stamped off once. I went around the circle starting at the top center and working each side. You want to work both sides so by the time you get towards the bottom (or where you're going to add your ribbon) you can fudge with the flowers and squish them together to fill in the circle. Mine somehow worked out that I was able to get all the flowers in without having to overlap them.  Next I took the center part of the flower and stamped it directly from the ink pad to the image. The leaves were stamped using Granny Apple Green stamped off once.  I wasn't sure I was going to like the card because the original card was SO pretty.  But once I got it all stamped, I did like what I saw.  

I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card opens from the right.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of the metallic foil paper. If you look at the bottom right corner you can kind of see a reflection. In person it's REALLY pretty.  

Next I taped the stamped Whisper White piece in place. Then I added rhinestones to the center of each flower.  I tied the bow and added a 3" piece of the tiny sequin ribbon. I folded the ribbon in half and stuck it to the bow using a glue dot. Then I added the bow with another glue dot and the card was done.  

I think it's a very pretty card and I'm happy with the color I used.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

I like the layout of this card. It allows you to use busy Decorative Series Paper (DSP) or Specialty Decorative Series Paper (SDSP) as was used here.  Though this particular sheet doesn't have any shimmer on it like most of the SDSP sheets have.

This card was quick and easy to make too.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card opens from the right side.

I cut a Rich Razzleberry piece of card stock 4" x 5-1/4".  And I cut the SDSP 4" x 3-7/8".  I marked the right side at 2" from the bottom corner. I cut the piece at an angle from the 4" side to the mark.  Instead of trying to cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to fit that angle, I just cut a 5" x 3-7/8".  I taped the SDSP to the Whisper White piece.  I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Rich Razzleberry ink.

Next I added the Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon to the card, taping the edges onto the backside.  Then I taped that whole piece to the Rich Razzleberry piece. And I taped the Rich Razzleberry piece to the card base.  And that was it. This is another card that allows you to use up some of that hoarded decorative paper!!

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, September 10, 2018

Love What You Do, Beautiful Boutique, Share What You Love, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Have you ever run across a some Designer Series Paper (DSP) or in this case Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) and didn't know what do to with it, so you just never play with it?  Many times I will find one design in the pack that I don't care for or have a clue what to do with it.  in the "Share What You Love" SDSP this is the piece that I had no idea what to do with.  While surfing the net I ran across a card that used the SDSP and I was thrilled!!  I found a way to use it and I also liked the looks of it.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This piece is cut in half on the 8-1/2" side. This card opens from the bottom. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock to create a layer that helps the SDSP stand out more.  The original card
did not have the layer.  And on top of the Basic Black piece is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of the SDSP.  

Next I wrapped some white Baker's twine around the card twice and tied a bow off to the right side.

The doily from the "Pearlized Doilies" pack. I turned the doily over because the pearly side was too shiny for this card. I set it in place using tiny glue dots.

I stamped the flower image from the "Love What You Do" set. I colored the flowers in using a Blender Pen and Cajun Craze ink. I didn't have the Grapefruit Grove markers or ink pad so the next closet color was a light muted Cajun Craze.  I like it, the colors are from the same family so they blend well together.  I die cut the second largest stitched circle and I set it in place over the doily using Dimensionals.  I think this was the most difficult part of the card.  Best tip here is to flip the image over and look where it is most centered then turn it over and set it in place.  Straighten out your bow and the card is done.

I liked how it turned out and I am still thrilled to have used up a piece of that SDSP that I found most difficult.  Now it makes me want to find some of the other DSP sheets that I have never used and work with this layout to create some fun cards and use up some retired papers.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Colorful Season, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Fall Masculine Birthday Card

While cleaning up in my workroom (a rarity LOL), I ran across this leaf.  I had made it last fall and I used it on a card which I had posted on here.  You can see that card here.

I thought I would take another stab at the stitched squares on a card.  But this time I set them in a box formation.  I used the smallest stitched square die. I cut four of them from Whisper White card stock.  I set them on top of the card so I knew where I needed to stamp the words.  The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set and I used black Memento ink to stamp them.

Next I set the squares in place using Dimensionals.  

The leaf was made by sponging on some Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green ink on some card stock. I stamped the leaf using Cajun Craze ink and then die cut it with the matching die in the "Colorful Season" bundle. I'm not sure what my plans were for the extra leaves. Maybe I just wanted to use up the card stock that I colored!  Sometimes it's kind of fun running across things like this and coming up with an idea for it.  Most often I run across things and tuck them away again because I can't think of what to do with them.  But today I lucked out!!!

After putting the squares in place, I added glue dots to the corners (not exposed) on each of the squares.  I set the leaf in place and the card was done. 

Such a fun, quick and simple card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Saturday, September 08, 2018

Better Together, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

Here's a card that almost makes you feel guilty for making it  Almost!!! It's because it doesn't take long at all to make it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut it at 4-1/4" on the 8-1/2" side.  With this card having a layer, you can cut it in half the usual way at 5-1/2" on the 11" side.  My card opens at the bottom.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I cut a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of the color dotted "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  The "S" in front for "Specialty" means there's images on it that shimmer.  I used the backside, so there's no shimmer.

I stamped the words from the "Better Together" set using black Memento ink.

I took a piece of Shimmer Basic Black ribbon.  I taped the ends of the ribbon on the backside and I tied a knot on the front. 

I set the piece in place on the card base using Dimensionals.  And the card was done. I told you it didn't take long to make it.  This would be a good way to use up a lot of that left over or retired papers and ribbons!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, September 07, 2018

Petal Palette, Better Together, Birthday Card

Here's a fun and quick card to make.  I like this layout and it can be used for many other occasions.

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 5-3/8" piece of Real Red card stock. I die cut the scalloped circle and used a smaller circle to cut out the center so I had a scalloped ring. I taped the Real Red piece to the Whisper White piece.

Then I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the words from the "Better Together" set using black Memento ink.  

I used glue to set the scalloped circle in place.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White I stamped the flower image from the "Petal Pallette" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut the flower image.  I colored the flowers using the Real Red Blends pens and the leaves using the Old Olives Blends pens. I set the flower piece in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Such a fun and different card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Petal Palette, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I have always loved this layout. There's just something about those rounded corners that intrigue me. This was a very fun and easy card to make too.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock that was cut at 4-1/4" on the 8-1/2" side.  This card opens from the bottom.

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2-1/2" x 4". Mine is Bermuda Bay from the 6" x 6" stacks. And I cut a Whisper White piece measuring 2-1/4" x 3".  

The bird, flowers and branch is from the "Petal Palette" bundle. I stamped and die cut the flower and the bird using Whisper White card stock. Then I die cut the branch using Pear Pizzazz card stock.

I colored the flower using the Crumb Cake and Old Olive markers.  I colored the upper part of the bird using the Crumb Cake marker and a Blender Pen. Then I colored the belly using Bermuda Bay ink and a Blender Pen.

I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I took my 1-1/4" circle punch and slipped the corners into the punch and punched the edges as seen in the photo.  I tied a piece of black Baker's twine around the piece three times and I tied a bow.

I set the DSP piece in place using Dimensionals.  I add the Whisper White piece on top of the DSP using snail tape. Don't add tape to the left edge. I did and I had to slip in some Dimensionals to make sure it didn't stick to the card base. Well, first I had to remove that side from the card base.  Then it dawned on me that I shouldn't have added tape there.  DUH!!!  I never learn!! LOL

I used a glue dot to tape the branch in place and then I set the bird in place using Dimensionals. I added glue dots to the back of the flower and the card was done.

I think it's a very pretty and stunning card.  I'm hoping to make some Christmas cards using this layout. If I remember!!! 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Petal Palette, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

This card looks SO much better in person. Here it looks like some squares sitting around the background of the flower image. Well, it technically is squares sitting around the background of the flower image but they are placed there, not just sitting. LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White. This card opens on the right (the fold is on the left).

I die cut four stitched squares using the smallest square. I taped them in place on the card front. 

Next I stamped and die cut the flower image using black Memento ink. The image is from the "Petal Palette" set. I colored it using the Old Olive and Bermuda Bay Blends pens. 

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I set the flower image in place using Dimensionals.

I thought it was a fun card and in person the squares give it a nice, fun and different look.  I may add some Wink of Stella to the flowers just to give it a bit of shimmer. But I like it the way it is, so I just may leave it alone!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Healing Hugs, Get Well Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

This is one of the stamp sets I have mixed feeling about. I often wonder why I bought it. The flower is not the easiest to work with but I do like the words in the set.  That must be why I bought it, for the words. So I thought today that I would try to play with it and see what I get!  I'm not thrilled with it. I will have to look on Pinterest for something fun and eye catching.

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 Early Espresso that I die cut the scalloped circle from before taping it to the card base. And the top layer is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Crushed Curry that was textured using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.

I stamped the flower using Crushed Curry ink and then I sponged on some Mango Melody on the edges. I think I should have used Pumpkin Pie ink instead, it would have stood out better. The Whisper White piece is cut 2-5/8" x 2-3/8". The Early Espresso layer was cut 2-3/4" x 2-1/2".  

I stamped the words from the "Healing Hugs" set using Early Espresso ink. I die cut them with the circle dies. I set the flower and the word piece in place on the card front using Dimensionals. I added a few rhinestones and the card was done.  It was a pretty quick card to make but I need to find something that is more eye catching using this set.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, September 03, 2018

Love What You Do, You're Inspiring, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I had made a card a couple of weeks ago and I lost the focal piece. I had cut the Whisper White piece, added the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and even wrapped the black Baker's twine around it and tied a know.  Then I went on to do some other things and when I got back to my workroom I couldn't find the piece I had created so I could stamp on it.  That card I am referring to can be seen here.  Anyway, today while I was putting some stamp sets away on my messy worktable I ran across that ready to stamp piece and this is what I did with it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  On top of that is a piece of Whisper White card stock that was cut 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  A 1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Highland Heather DSP was added to the left. Along the edge of the DSP I tied a piece of black Baker's twine.  

I stamped the flowers image from the "Love What You Do" set using black Memento ink. I colored them with the Highland Heather marker. I colored in the flowers and then using the same marker I just colored over the bottoms of the flowers and a bit on the inside of some of the top petals.  Coloring over the same color darkened the color just enough to give it a shadow look.  

The words are from the "You're Inspiring" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I taped the focal piece to the card base and I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done!!  Quick and fun!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Artistic Impressions, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was about to put the "Abstract Impressions" set back on my shelf (really, I was really going to put things away!!! LOL) and an idea came for a card.  And yes, this is what I imagined it to be!!!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens on the left.

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock. And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White.  I scored the Whisper White piece at 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2". I wrapped a piece of the retired Flirty Flamingo ribbon and taped it to the back of the card stock. No point in going all the way around, no one is going to see it with the layers.  I added a strip of ribbon separately to make the knotted bow thing.  

I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Old Olive ink.  I stamped the flower from the "Abstract Impressions" set using Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral ink. I also stamped the leaves using Old Olive ink. I did have to fussy cut them out.  I die cut the circles and the scalloped circles behind them.
I taped those layers together. I taped the leaves behind the circle. I was originally planning on taping them to the front of the flower but it looked too funny.  But somehow adding it behind the circle seemed to make more sense.

I added the words circle to the card front using Dimensionals. And then I taped the small circle with the leaves attached to the word circle.  

The large layers were all taped together and that was it.  I thought it was a very quick card to make and I also thought that maybe I might buy a spool of a current ribbon!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Abstract Impressions, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Catalog

I'm still working on some fun flower cards before the flowers become leaves and then snowflakes!!! Not that fall and winter will stop me from making flower cards. The problem will be that I will pick too many fall and winter stamp sets and have to play with them till they retire!!  

This was a very fun and easy card to make.  I love playing with the "Abstract Impressions" set. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I cut the card stock on the short side at 4-1/4".  This card opens at the bottom.

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo. I chose Flirty Flamingo because I had run across some retired ribbon and thought I should use it.  I have SO much retired ribbon. Now to make your card with all current items, find a ribbon you have that is not retired and work from there.

I took a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock and embossed it using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  I cut a 2-3/8" x 3-5/8" piece of Whisper White. I stamped the flowers using Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I stamped the flower highlights using Calypso Coral ink.  I stamped the stems using Granny Apple Green and Old Olive for the second set of stems.  I cut a 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock and taped it to the stamped image piece. I tied the ribbon around the layers and then I set it aside.

I die cut the flower border that is part of the "Abstract Impressions" bundle, called "Springtime Impressions" thinlits.  I used the double sided sticky sheets to add the card stock and then die cut them. It makes it a lot easier to stick them to the background.  After affixing the Flirty Flamingo flower image to the embossed leaves, I taped the base layers together.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them on Whisper White using Old Olive ink. I die cut them with the oval die. I also die cut a scalloped oval for the layer under the words. I taped the two layers together and set the words in place below the image using Dimensionals and glue dots. Snail will work too but I had some glue dots left over from the Paper Pumpkin set so I thought I should use them instead of hoard them. If you hoard things like that too long they will lose their stickiness and then you have nothing. Use it or lose it comes to mind here. I'm trying not to hoard so many things. That's the best way to end up with a lot of retired things!! Lesson learned.

I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers. Click on the photo for a closer view. I believe it does show up on some of the flowers.  And for the final touch I added some pearls and the card was done! 

This would also make a great get well card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

As summer is drawing to a close, I am finding myself using stamp sets that are summery.  The winter Stampin' Up! catalog will be available to order from soon and then it will be fall and winter stuff.  So, today I thought I would play with the "Dandelion Wishes" set.  I made a super easy card with it too!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. The layer on top is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Night of Navy. 

I textured a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder. I taped a 2" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Best Route" 12" x 12" paper pack. Now if I were smart, I would have cut that DSP 2-1/8" then I could have cut the embossed piece in half and would have been able to make two cards.  But I didn't, so I taped the DSP to the bottom of the embossed piece. I then taped that piece to the Night of Navy piece and those layers were taped to the card base.

Next I cut a 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the dandelions on it from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink. I forgot to mention that I was using Night of Navy ink because it was the closest in color to the Blueberry Bushel DSP. I did not buy any of the in colors this time around.  To get the works, card stock, ink, inkers and markers it will run around $80 and it just wasn't in my budget. Plus after looking at what was left from the recently retired in colors I decided that I could manage without the new colors.  So far so good.  I cut a 3" x 3" piece of Night of Navy for the layer behind the dandelions image.  I sponged in some Night of Navy ink in the center of each dandelion. I taped the Whisper White layer to the Night of Navy layer and I set it in place on the card front using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using Night of Navy ink. Now once again had I been smart, I would have cut that scalloped oval from the 3" x 3" square.  But I didn't!!  But I did have scraps left so I didn't have to take a new sheet to cut these pieces from. I taped the ovals together and set them in place using Dimensionals on the left side of the oval (on the back) and snail tape on the right side.  And the card was done. Such a fun card!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Better Together, Wedding Card

This card was SUPER quick to make. I would have to say it was around 5 minutes from start to finish!  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card opens at the bottom. 

I had a scrap piece of the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  My piece was cut 2" x 5-1/4".  I taped it in place at the top of the card front.

I stamped the words from the "Better Together" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. I die cut them using the stitched oval die. It was the second largest die in the pack. Then I die cut a scalloped oval using Rich Razzleberry card stock. I taped those two layers together.

I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the card front.  And that was it. I told you it was super quick!!!  And I think it's pretty too!!  

This layout is great for a quick card. Especially if you have word stamps that are large enough to carry the front of the card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Waterfront, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Card, Stamping Technique

I found this fun technique on a card in Pinterest.  The card didn't lead to a link to where it originated from. I'm not sure what it is called but it was fun to do but needs a little more work to get it just right. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card opens at the bottom.  The next layer is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Tranquil Tide card stock.  I cut a 4-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock and a 4-3/4" x 5" piece of Crumb Cake.

I stamped on the Crumb Cake piece.  I took the largest image, it's used as big background clouds. I used the round image for the sun, the mountains image and the trees image.  First you need to stamp all the images using Whisper White craft ink. You must work this card quickly because the craft ink will be drying. 

Next I stamped the clouds piece using Balmy Blue ink stamped off once. I should have stamped the sun first because it's standing in front of the clouds. I used Crushed Curry for the sun.  Then I stamped the mountains using Crumb Cake ink and finally the trees. I used Tranquil Tide for the trees and I took an Early Espresso marker to define the trunks.  You don't want to stamp exactly where you stamped the white because it won't give you that glowing effect.  The mountains show too much of the white. It's a technique that needs a little more practice. But knowing what I did wrong helps. Now that you know what not to do, yours will be SO much better!!  

I taped the Crumb Cake piece to the Whisper White piece and tied a piece of linen around it three times. I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.  The original card had some rhinestones added to it.  Oh and it also looks like some Dazzling Diamonds glitter was added. I didn't add the glitter. I wasn't sure how it was going to stick.  But I did add a few rhinestones after (before I took this photo).  It's okay on there. I like it with or without the rhinestones.

It's a super easy technique to do and fun!  I like the look.  I have no idea what the technique is called. If you find out, please let me know so I can post it here.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Waterfront, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Card

I was looking at my "Waterfront" stamp set and thinking I should pull it off the shelf and use it. I have WAY too many stamp sets that I REALLY like and it's difficult to do them all justice.  And the sad thing is that the holiday occasions catalog ordering is just around the corner! I'm going to try to be more selective. I know it will be easier on my pocketbook if I do!!

This was a very fun card. I do so love playing with this set.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of "Twinkle Twinkle" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

The image was stamped on a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock. The layer behind it is a 3-1/8" x 4-3/8" piece of Tranquil Tide card stock.  

I stamped the mountains first using Crumb Cake ink. Then I stamped the trees using Tranquil Tide ink. I took my Early Espresso marker and darkened in the trunks. Then I stamped the grassy looking area using Pear Pizzazz. The water was stamped using Balmy Blue ink.  And that was it for the images. I taped the Tranquil Tide card stock and Whisper White card stock together and wrapped some linen thread around it three times and tied a knot.  I set it in place using Dimensionals.

I cut a 1/2" strip of Crumb Cake card stock. I cut that strip 3-5/8" long. I snipped the ends to give it a ribbon look. I taped it to the front of the card. The piece of Crumb Cake that was left over measured 1-1/8" long. I stamped the words using the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set.  I set those words in place on the card front using Dimensionals.

I thought it was a fun and quick card to make. And I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 27, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

Today's card was quick and fun to make.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pacific Point card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. And on top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I cut a 4-1/4" x 3" piece of scrap card stock.  I set it on top of the Whisper White piece and lightly traced a line around it using a pencil.  I will erase the lines later with a kneadable eraser. If you don't have one of those, I highly recommend you go to your local craft store and get one. They can be formed to a nice point or just left as they are. I remove the eraser from my mechanical pencils and take a piece of the eraser and form it into a cone and put it in the end of the pencil.  They are a must. They do not ruin your paper, they only remove the graphite.

I took my piece and stamped the image from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. Then I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  I set the 4-1/4" x 3" piece of scrap card stock back on the Whisper White piece and I traced around it using my Pacific Point marker.  

Next I took a sponge dauber and sponged Pacific Point ink in the center of each dandelion.  You may want to let the card sit for a few minutes before you erase the pencil marks so the marker doesn't smear.  In the meantime you can tape all the layers together and add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside.  Once you erase the lines you are done!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Perennial Birthday, Birthday Card

On the card I had made yesterday, I liked how the twine was added. So with that in mind I set out to make a card with twine in a line/row!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. The fold is on the left, a standard/normal opening card.

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party card stock.  On top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black card stock. And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock. 

I cut a piece of the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) 3-1/2" x 2-3/4". And the layer behind that is a 3-5/8" x 2-7/8" of Tranquil Tide card stock. I taped those two layers together. I set them on top of the card and lightly marked the bottom edge of the SDSP layers with a pencil so I would know where to add the words.

The words are from the "Perennial Birthday" set and I stamped them using Tranquil Tide ink.  Once the words were stamped, I taped the Basic Black and Pool Party to the Whisper White piece and then I taped those layers to the card base.  

I laid a line of sticky tape about 1/2" under where the SDSP will be set.  I took some black twine and made loops, sticking them to the tape as I moved across the card. I did use scotch tape to cover the loops when I was done. Then I set the SDSP piece in place using Dimensionals.

It's a simple and quick card and I got to make the twine in a loopy line again!!!  I LOVE the look of the twine sticking out.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 25, 2018

August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

I was inspired by a card that Sandi MacIver had posted on Pinterest.  I had already packed up the left over pieces from my Paper Pumpkin kit. I had made the cards and I was done. I was looking at Pinterest (as usual) and I found a card that used up some of the left over pieces.  So I got my baggie out and made this card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Lemon Lime Twist.  A color don't use much at all. On top of that is a 3-3/8" x 4-1/2" piece of Whisper White.  

I stamped the flowers using Flirty Flamingo ink, Daffodil Delight in the centers and black for the stamen.  I fussy cut them out.

I stamped the Lemon Lime Twist star/flower looking images. I had set the word panel in place and tucked the leaf pieces in place.  I removed the word panel and taped them down.  I took what was left of the twine and looped it behind the word panel. I taped that in place. I set the word panel in place using Dimensionals.

I added the flowers with snail where they touched the word panel and Dimensionals where they touched the Whisper White piece.  

It was a very easy and quick card to make. Even the fussy cutting went fast!!  And now there's just 4 vellum pieces left to the kit plus the stamps.  I don't think I've ever had that little left of any kit!!

This was a fun kit!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Friday, August 24, 2018

You're Inspiring, Southern Serenade, Birthday Card

I have not played with the "Southern Serenade" set in a while so I thought I would get it out and have a little fun.  This card was very fun and easy to make.  I love the lace image that comes in the set.

The base of my card is a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Smoky Slate. On top of the Smoky Slate is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo. And that brings us to the top layer of Whisper White cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

I used the lacy image and Smoky Slate ink, but I did stamp off once before I stamped on the card stock. It took three times to get across the card.  

Before I put the layers together, I did die cut the scalloped oval from the center of the Melon Mambo piece. I actually remembered to do that this time!!  

I stamped the image on a piece of Whisper White card stock and die cut it with the second largest oval in the pack.  I colored the petals using the Melon Mambo marker and I used the Pear Pizzazz marker for the leaves. I taped the oval onto the scalloped oval and I added Dimensionals to the back.  Before I set it in place I was going to cut a piece of Melon Mambo card stock for the strip but I didn't have any scrap, so I took some dotted Melon Mambo retired ribbon and I turned it over and taped it in place.  I have so much retired ribbon. 

I stamped the words from the "You're Inspiring" set using black Memento ink.  I taped the layers together and then added the oval. For the final touch I added some tiny pearls to the center of the flowers and that was it.  

I thought it was a fun, quick and super easy card to make! I think it would also make a wonderful get well card or a Mother's Day card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Beautiful Bouquet, Bouquet Bunch, Birthday Card

I'm laughing here because I thought the top square looked crooked in the photo. Well, it's not only crooked in the photo, it's also crooked on the card.  I will have to remove it and straighten it out when I'm done with this post. But you get the idea even with it crooked!!! And I'm still laughing!!! How could I not see that? 
I opened up Pinterest and there this card was, just screaming for me to make it.  The original card is not crooked!! LOL There was no link attached to the card on Pinterest so I just guessed at colors.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Tranquil Tide card stock. The next layer is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party card stock.  And the focal piece is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White.

I die cut a big leaf and the short leaf images from the "Bouquet Bunch" dies using Pool Party card stock, I also cut out the Stitched square. There are 4 squares in the package and I used the second smallest. Then I cut one of each using the Tranquil Tide card stock. I also cut out the bow. I lined up the two middle size Stitched square dies and cut out the Tranquil Tide frame.

I added Wink of Stella to the leaf pieces and the bow.

To assemble, I taped the open Tranquil Tide square in place.  I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using Tranquil Tide ink.  I added the leaves to the back of the square and I set that square in place using Dimenisonals.  Set it straight on the Tranquil Tide square!!!  Eye the right edge of the card with the right edge of the stitched square and you should be able to get it straight.  Lightly set it in place in case you have to move it. 

Add the bow with a piece of Dimensional and then add a rhinestone to the bow.  And that is it! 

I thought it was a fun card to make and it's different. I like to step outside of the box now and then and make something different.  I don't know what it was about this card that caught my eye. It could have been the square frame.  I liked what I saw.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Varied Vases, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I'm still playing with the new purples, the Highland Heather (the lighter color) and Gorgeous Grape (the darker color). I found this fun "Varied Vases" card and just had to make it. I LOVED the flowers at the bottom.  How clever!  I never would have thought of that.  You can see the original card here.  I should have moved my dropped flowers image up a bit but it's okay, I still like how it looks.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape. On top of that is a piece of Whisper White card stock that was cut 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  A 1/2" x 4-3/4" strip of Highland Heather Decorative Series Paper (DSP) was added to the left side of the Whisper White piece.

I used the Stamperatus and stamped the outline image of the vase. Then I stamped the colored part using Highland Heather and I did stamp off because the ink was a little bit too dark compared to the original card.  I used a post it note to mask off part of the vase and then I stamped the flower image. I didn't want the stem to go all the way to the bottom.  I then added the color to the flowers and to the bottom area of the vase. I used So Saffron ink. I stamped both of those images at one time. That's one of the nice things about using the Stamperatus.  

I stamped the words that also come in the same set. I used black Memento ink and then I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch. I set the words in place using Dimensionals. 

I tied a piece of black Baker's twine around the card on the left and tied a bow. I set that panel in place using Dimensionals. And that was it.  A pretty quick card to make and SO pretty!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Healing Hugs, String Art Technique, Get Well Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Back in June Terri taught the group this fun "String Art" technique. We learn two techniques and I wasn't planning on choosing this one for the swap. I thought it would be too messy, plus I didn't have a catalog to put the paper between. As it turned out I did have a catalog, it wasn't very thick, but it doesn't need to be. 

This is a very simple technique to do. I used too much ink on my Baker's Twine so my image looks a bit thick.  There's a video you can watch here but the way it's done there needs some tweaking.  

When I was taught it, we used a baggie and added 6 to 8 drops of inker on a 30" piece of Baker's twine. The twine did hang over the bag because you do need something to grab onto without getting your fingers too inky.  We used an old Stampin' Up! catalog and we were able to make two at a time. I used some removable tape on the back of my Whisper White card stock. I set it inside the catalog and I closed it. That way the two pieces are affixed to the pages.  Once the strings were saturated with the ink we took them out and laid them on the card stock in "S" shapes and a loop or circle towards the bottom.  Because I used too much ink you can see the thread lines.  When you use two pieces of paper, you get two images, just a mirror image of the other. Oh and when using the baggie, you mush the string around inside (doing this on the outside of the baggie) then the string isn't sopping wet like mine was. I had put a lot of ink in a little cup and added my 30" of twine. I wore gloves and I did have to run the twine through my finger and thumb to get the excess ink off but I didn't use enough pressure because my string was way too wet. I started towards the back of my catalog and found fresh pages at least 8 pages away from the first pulling.  In the video the gal also had her strings hidden under her paper. Here we had the end of the string hanging out the bottom of the catalog. We pressed down on the catalog and pulled the string.  SO much easier, neater and quicker than the method in the video. 

I found it a bit messy and probably won't do this technique again. I do like it though.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Melon Mambo. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. And my Whisper White piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  I did cut the Whisper White piece after the ink dried.

The words are from the "Healing Hugs" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.

It was a fun card to make but too messy for me. Even with gloves, I still ended up with ink on my hands.  Not just my fingers, but hands!!!  I know, imagine that.  A stamper who gets ink on their hands!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Monday, August 20, 2018

Beautiful Bouquet, Circle of Flowers Technique, Thank You Card

I was so impressed with this card. It was the circle, how perfectly it was made. It's actually a technique, a fun and easy one!  Who would have thought? You can see that technique here. Tracy has a video so you won't have any questions about how it's made.  I would recommend doing some measuring to get the pieces exact before you cut your template. If it's off a little, it will matter.  But then again it's a handmade card so if it's off a little, it's okay.  Stamping the smaller flower by hand sort of balanced things out!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather that was textured using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.

The top layers are as follows.  The Whisper White piece measures 2-13/16" square. I used the square framelit for this. You will need to use the framelit or you won't be able to make the template. Plus you want that square to fit inside the template.  I used the next size scalloped square for the Highland Heather layer.  And the back layer was cut 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" using Gorgeous Grape card stock. This layer was cut on the paper cutter.  I taped all three of those layers together and then it was affixed to the card front using Dimensionals.

It's an easy technique and I think it will allow me to make some more fun cards in the near future.  I am keeping my template inside my Stamperatus.  Give this a try, you will see how fun it is!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Beautiful You, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

The "Beautiful You" set was one that I just HAD to have. I am not sure why.  I think I may be partial to the sketched look. A number of years back there was some sketched sets with people in them and I had to have them. So with that thought in mind, I wanted to play with the set that I just HAD to have!!  I surfed the net and found this card. I pretty much copied it except for the ribbon.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. It was cut at 4-1/4" on the short side.  This card opens from the bottom.

I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock and textured it with the "Ruffled" embossing folder.  I cut that piece in half at 2-1/8" on the short side. Because I did that I decided to just make two card at the same time.

I took another piece of Bermuda Bay cut 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". I also cut that one in half at 2-1/8".  I taped those two pieces to the card base. 

I cut a piece of Whisper White 2-1/8". I stamped  the lady from the "Beautiful You" set using black Memento ink.  I colored the dress and umbrella in using the Bermuda Bay Blends markers. I colored the skin in using the Petal Pink light Blends marker.  After coloring it in I cut a 1" piece of Decorative Series Paper from the "Brights" 6" x 6" paper pack. I taped it to the back of the Whisper White stamped piece. Then I taped the that to the card front. Leave 1/4" of the Bermuda Bay card stock showing on the right.  

I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I punched them out with the "Classic Label" punch. I had some ribbon in my stash that I used under the words. Thinking about it now I could have used a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock but I had some ribbon and I thought I should start using these up! I taped the ribbon in place. Then I added the words using Dimensionals. I added a few sequins from the "Iridescent Sequins" assortment pack. I used tiny glue dots to set them in place on the card.  And that was it. 

Isn't this a fun and pretty card? I just love that "Ruffled" embossing folder. 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 17, 2018

Varied Vases, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Here's another set I have a lot of fun playing with.  I was working on a stamping project and I had to stop because I was just not having fun with it at all.  If you're not enjoying what you are creating, move on.  This card was fun from the beginning to the very end!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that was textured using the "Pinewood Planks" embossing folder.  I had a problem getting the piece to stay straight in my folder. I ended up using a post it note to hold it while I ran it through my Big Shot.  I ran the same piece of paper though and it looks just fine. If anything it gave it even more texture.

I stamped the vase from the "Varied Vases" set using Smoky Slate ink. I punched it out with the matching punch.  Ya gotta love it when you don't have to fussy cut!!!.  Sometimes I still cut the vases, I don't like a lot of white showing on the edges or I don't get them centered in the punch. 

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the outline of the flowers. Then I stamped the petals. I did use the Stamperatus to make sure the flowers were lined up exactly.  I LOVE it when I don't have to try to get the image on straight by eyeing it!  After I stamped it, I set the vase in place to see what oval die I would need. I ended up using the stitched oval die. I used Real Red card stock and die cut an oval layer. I taped those two layers together. I added Dimensionals to the back of it and set it on top of the card front but I didn't remove the backing. I want to make sure I know where to place the words.

The words are also from the same set. I stamped them using Real Red ink.  I trimmed the piece the words were on to 1/2" x 2".  I cut the layer under the words 1/2" x 3".  I snipped the ends.  Then I added Dimensionals to the word piece and centered it on the 3" strip.  I set the oval in place and then taped the words to the front of the card.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the embossed Whisper White piece and I set that in place on top of the card base. And there you have it.  It's super easy and quick too! Plus pretty!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Animal Expedition, Share What You Love, Sweet Baby, Baby Card

I had bought the "Animal Expedition" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and not the set with the matching dies. It was just not in my budget. Plus I didn't want to fall into that again. Last year I bought the birthday one, the set with the dies plus the matching DSP.  It was only in the catalog for one year.  Not a good economical choice. So this time I decided to only buy the paper and fussy cut the creatures out. And so far I have no regrets.

My card was easy and fun. I always do my fussing cutting first because I HATE to do it!!! LOL  After cutting I added a die cut circle of the "Share What You Love" DSP. I LOVED that color plus it fit well with the kangaroo.  I add a Whisper White stitched circle behind the DSP.  I had some fun ribbon that actually matched the green in the DSP so I wrapped it around my spread out fingers three times and I taped the ends to the center of the back of the two taped layers.  Then I added Dimensionals and affixed it to a Basic Black scalloped circle.  I added Dimensionals to the back of that and I set it aside. 

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 Whisper White card stock that I textured with the large Dots embossing folder. I wrapped some of that fun ribbon around that card and taped the ends on the backside. Then I added that piece to the card base using Dimensionals. 

I set the kangaroo circle in place.  The words are from the "Sweet Baby" set and I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut them with the oval die and I die cut a black scalloped oval. I taped those two pieces together and I added them to the card using Dimensionals. And that was it.  I think it's a very fun baby card!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Up 2018-2019 Catalog

Every time I see the "Dandelion Wishes" set I just think of it being on a sympathy card.  So while looking on Pinterest, I found a card and it was not a sympathy card!

This is a very simple card to make.  The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather.

I stamped the dandelion on a 3-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Whisper White. I set the piece on top of the card base and I marked a like with a pencil so I knew where to stamp the wispy seeds off to the right side.  I had stamped the dandelion and seeds using black Memento ink. The Gorgeous Grape border behind the Whisper White piece was cut 4" x 3". I was not smart when I die cut the scalloped oval, I should have cut it from this 4" x 3" piece (directly in the center) and I wouldn't have had to cut into a 1/4" sheet of the Gorgeous Grape card stock. UGH!!!  

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. They were stamped on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut the oval and then I die cut the scalloped oval. 

Before taping the dandelion piece in place, I wrapped some white baker's twine around the piece and tied a bow. I taped the piece in place on top of the card.  I taped the oval layers together and added Dimensionals to it and set it in place on the card. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done!

It's a very simple and quick card to make. I'm really liking these new purples!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda