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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms, 2018 Sale-a-Brations,

WOW, the end of the month and the end of the 2018 Sale-a-Brations.  So, here is my last card using the Sale-a-Brations sets.  I finished off the sale using the "Heartfelt Blooms" set.  And fortunately it was a super easy card to make too.

I used a half sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock for the base.  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top. I stamped the flower image on it 4 times using Bermuda Bay ink. I tied a piece of the "1/4" Whisper White Organza Ribbon" around the card and made a bow.  I added a glue dot behind the bow to hold it in place.

Next I stamped the flower image on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Bermuda Bay ink. I die cut it using the square stitched die.  I stamped the "Thank You" from the same set. Then I cut a 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" square of Basic Black card stock and layered it behind the focal piece. I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place.  And that is it.

It's a super simple, very quick and elegant looking card.  I am going to miss this set.  You will be able to find it in my web store sometime next week.  Tomorrow is Easter and it is going to be a very busy day. Stop back and check in the store to see what I've added.  I have LOTS of retired sets I am going to be adding too.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Party Pandas, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Children's Birthday Card

It's getting down to the wire here.  I find it difficult to decide which Sale-a-Brations sets to play with before they retire tomorrow.  This is what I came up with today.  I was drawn to the "Party Pandas" set. It's been such a fun set to play with.  I am not sure what I will be making tomorrow for the final Sale-a-Bration set.  I have loved playing with them all.  Some I wish would stay but none will, so I will have to move on and not look back. I will be putting most of them in my web store after the 1st.  You can find my store just to the right of his post where it reads: "Shopping is Just a Click Away".  

So, onto my card for today.  The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut it on the 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4".  This card opens from the bottom.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Tempting Turquoise for the layer and the Whisper White piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".

I stamped the panda on a separate piece of card stock and fussy cut him out.  I also fussy cut the balloon.

I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the same "Party Pandas" set using Berry Burst, then Bermuda Bay.  Bermuda Bay was used again but the stamp wasn't reinked.  Then Tempting Turquoise was used and then used again without reinking.  And the last color is the Lemon Lime Twist stamped once with full ink and then again without reinking.

I added Dimenisonals to the balloon and to the panda but I didn't set them in place yet.  I taped the focal piece to the turquoise piece and then taped them to the card base.  I took some silver thread and wound it around my fingers and stuck it to one of the Dimensionals on the back of the panda.  Then I set the panda in place.  After the panda was in place I could see where to set the balloon.  I wished I would have moved the panda down a little bit more but it's still looks good where he's at.  I tied a piece of curled Baker's Twine to the balloon.  To curl it you do it just as you would curling ribbon but here you leave the snips closed.  I added a tiny dot of glue to the panda's hand to stick the twine and a little to the front of the card towards the end of the twine, just to keep it in place.  I added a few sequins and that was it!  Such a fun card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Amazing You, Petal Palate, Beautiful Bouquet, Wedding Card, 2018 Sale-a-Bration & 2018 Occasions Catalog

I SO love white on white cards.  I was hesitant about making this card because, after all I had to fussy cut not just one but three flowers. And it ended up being 6 flowers, 3 bases and 3 layered on top.  Funny thing, I always survive it!!! LOL  

So, onto how I made this fun wedding card.

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

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Smoky Slate card stock.

I cut the focal piece 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". 

I stamped the leaves from the "Petal Palate" set using Smoky Slate ink.  Then I stamped the dotted piece from the "Petal Palate" set. I only inked about an inch of it and I stamped it 7 or 8 times around the parameter of the three flowers.  I had set 3 bases on the card front for placement of the leaves and dots but I didn't stick them in place.  I needed to be able to move them to add more stuff.  I also took a blender pen and some Smoky Slate ink and colored in some areas to give it a dusty look.  Click on the photo, you can see some of it just above the top flower.  I did add some Wink of Stella to the 6 flower pieces.

I took some of the silver thread and wound it up and stuck it down with a glue dot.  Then I joined the top flower to the base and set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  I had die cut 2 large branches from the "Petal Palate" set using the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  One flower was cut using the double sided sheet so it was more like a sticker.  And the other I just glued the ends under the flowers.  I cut that leave stem in pieces and used them throughout the card front.  I added some "Clear Faceted Gems" to the center of each flower and for the final touch I added some rhinestones around the card. 

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using Basic Gray ink.

I taped the layers together and the card was finished.  I REALLY like how this card turned out.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Epic Celebrations, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Teen Card

Of all the cards I have made using the "Epic Celebrations" set, I do like this one. But the one I made a few weeks back is still my favorite.  You can see that card here.

This card I found on Split Coast Stampers.  Yup, I still go on there now and then. Sometimes I even post a card there! Not as much as I use to but it's still a fun site to post and visit! You can see the original card here.  There's not too much difference at all, I had all the same materials. Though I did use the Blends pens for my coloring.  I'm SO hooked on those pens.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  The 3 different strips of Washi Tape were added.  The tape is from the "Basic Pack 3" set in the 2017-2018 main catalog.  I've hardly used any from those rolls.  Story of my life when it comes to Washi tape!!!

I stamped the words from the "Epic Celebrations" set using Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock. I die cut them with the second largest stitched circle die.  I found the scalloped die that was just a little larger than the stitched one and die cut a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.

The guitar was stamped and fussy cut out. I colored it with the Bermuda Bay light Blends pen and then colored some highlights with the Bermuda Bay dark pen.  I colored the handle part (I don't know my guitar parts names!) using light Crumb Cake and I colored in the darker areas that you see using the dark Crumb Cake Blends pen.

The guitar is taped onto the stitched circle and the stitched circle with the scallop attached were set on the card front using Dimensionals.

And that was it. A super quick and easy card to make. I REALLY like the looks of this card.
Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

  


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Epic Celebration, Beautiful Bouquet, Teen Birthday Card, 2018 Sale-a-Brations

Once again I played with the "Epic Celebration" Sale-a-Brations" set and I used the "Picture Perfect" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  But this time I used the backside of the DSP.  On the back of this piece is a photo of rows of package bows.  It's pretty but I find it difficult to work with those images.  Fortunately I found the card I made yesterday and liked the image so I ran with it.  But today I was looking for something festive and I found it on the back of the DSP.

To make this card I used a folded half-sheet of Island Indigo. On top of that is the DSP that was cut 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".  The Basic Black piece was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and the Whisper White piece was cut 3-5/8" x 4-7/8".  I had first cut my Whisper White piece 4-1/4" 5-1/2" and trimmed it down after I was done stamping and coloring.

I stamped the guitars and colored them in using Blends markers. 

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set, I stamped them using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the oval die and I die cut a scalloped oval. I used the Basic Black layer to cut my oval from. It's hidden under the Whisper White piece, so why not???  When I remember to do that!!  I set the words in place using Dimensionals and the card was done. 

What a fun teen birthday card!!  It was super quick to make too.  I didn't use anything to line up the guitars, I just eyed it and it turned out just fine!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, March 26, 2018

Party Pandas, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Children's Birthday Card

I ran across this card on Pinterest and what caught my eye most about it was the confetti Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  The DSP is from the "Picture Perfect" 6" x 6" pack.  I have struggled with this paper, well just one side of it. It's the photo or picture side. The other side is just your average  printed DSP in various colors. I don't have trouble using that side.  But when I saw this card, I just had to make this card and use some of that DSP!

This was a very easy card to make too. I used a half-sheet of Rose Red for the base of the card.  I cut the DSP 4" x 5-1/4".  I tied a Bermuda Bay piece of mini chevron ribbon around the card.

I stamped the bear and fussy cut it out.  I colored the hat using Rose Red and Daffodil Delight markers.  I used the "Cookie Cutter Builder" punch and punched out a bow tie using Rose Red card stock.  I added a pearl to the center of the bow.  I added Dimensionals to the back of the panda and set it in place above the ribbon.

I stamped the words from the "Party Panda" set using black Memento ink.  And that was it.  It's a very super easy and quick card to make and I was so thrilled that I found a fun card using the "Picture Perfect" DSP.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Lots of Lavender, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Birthday Card

The "Lots of Lavender" 2018 Sale-a-Bration set turned out to be a rather fun one to play with. I was once again in the mood to color, so I colored in all the images using the new Blends pens.  There is a coordinating stamp that colors in the images for you.  But like I said, I was in the mood to color and it really didn't take long to color  The Blends pens do all the work.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Wisteria Wonder. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" of Rose Read and the Whisper White piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  

I die cut an oval on a piece of card stock and used it as a template.  I sponged inside that oval using Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stamped the flower image using black Memento ink.  I colored with Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Blends pens.  After I was done coloring I used Wink of Stella on all of the flower petals, being careful not to add any to the leaves, bow or stems. I added some of the tiniest pearls to the little buds images.

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. First I stamped the frame from that set. Then I stamped the words inside that frame. I set it in place using Dimensionals.  I added a couple of pearls to the frame and the card was done!

It was a lot of fun and I really think I'm going to miss this set.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Party Pandas, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Child's Birthday Card

I am getting quite a collection of children's birthday cards now thanks to this "Party Pandas" Sale-a-Bration set.  I'm going to be sad to see it go at the end of the month.  I will probably hang on to mine for a couple of months and then put it in my web store. I need to make room for new stamp sets.  I literally have no room for any more stamp sets.  Fortunately there is a huge garage sale in the neighborhood in May and I will be putting quite a few in it.  But for now I'm keeping this one and having some fun with it because I can whip up a child's birthday card in no time at all.

I was at Terri's "Technique Night" on Tuesday and I found this card on her display board. I did change a few things on it but for the most part, it's a copy.  The bad part about those boards is, I do not know who created the card.  So if you know who designed this card, please let me know so I can give them credit and a link back to their web site. I'm also giving you a link to Terri's new and fun web site, click here.

To make this card, first I stamped the bear and set it aside to dry. I didn't want to take any chances on the black smearing. I had just inked up my black Memento pad and I was concerned about that.  So while I was waiting, I cut the card base which is a folded half sheet of the Lemon-Lime Twist in color.  I also cut two pieces of Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4".  One for the top and one for the inside. I prefer to write on white or vanilla on the inside of my cards.

I found some fun colored paper in the "Birthday Memories" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I cut the DSP 1" x 4".  I taped it on the Whisper White piece about 1-1/4" up from the bottom.  To mark it easily, I taped the back and lightly pressed one side, then I took a piece of copier paper scrap and lined the edge up with the bottom of the DSP on one side. I ran my fingernail along the bottom of the Whisper White and it made a mark on the copier paper piece.  Then I moved the copier paper piece to the other side of the DSP and checked to see if it was at the same mark. Most of the time it is (just lucky there!) but when it isn't, because I didn't press it in place I am able to move it to where I need it to line up.  Simple, simple, simple!!!  Next I die cut the panda using 2-1/8" circle die and I cut a larger scalloped circle using Tangerine Tango card stock. I was going to use Pumpkin Pie but I wanted a brighter orange. I colored the hat of the panda using the Lemon-Lime Twist marker and the Daffodil Delight marker.  I taped the panda on the Tangerine Tango piece. I added Dimensionals and I set it on top of the card front but I didn't stick it down yet.  I needed to add the festive images using Pool Party and Lucky-Lime Twist ink.  Then I set the circle in place. And lastly I stamped the words using black Memento ink.  I added my white piece on the inside and the card was done!

It was a very quick card to make and super cute for a child!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, March 23, 2018

Epic Celebrations, Birthday Delivery, Teen Birthday Card

I don't make very many teen birthday cards, mostly because there are not a lot of teen orientated stamps!  The "Epic Celebrations" 2018 Sale-a-Brations" set is a perfect teen stamp set.  If you color the shoes pink you have a teen girl card!!!  Simple as that.  

I opted to play with this set today because there's only a week or so left until Sale-a-Brations ends and I never feel like I got to play with the sets as much as I wanted to.  So I have devoted most of my time to making cards using the Sale-a-Brations sets and then when it's over I will move on to the other sets I bought in the Occasions catalog.  There were just too many fun stamp sets to play with!!

For this card I used a folded half-sheet of Smoky Slate card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Night of Navy.  And the Whisper White piece is cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

I stamped the shoes and colored them in with the Smoky Slate and Night of Navy Blends markers. Those are such fun markers to play with. I like coloring with them more than using a blender pen. The blender pen tends to make the paper pill if you work in one spot too long.  You don't have that problem with the markers.  Plus they color so smoothly too, there is no demarcation from going over the color again, or touching up.  Now ya gotta love that!!!

After coloring the shoes I made a little bit of a shadow under them with the Smoky Slate pen.  I stamped some dots using the Smoky Slate ink pad and the dotted stamp that came in the set. 

The words are from the "Birthday Delivery" set and I stamped them using Basic Gray ink.  It's a pretty plain and simple card.  Perfect for a teenager.  They will look at it, take the money out and toss the card!!!

So there you have it, a very fun and easy teen birthday card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Amazing You, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, 2018 Sale-a-Bration

Here's a fun and pretty card I found on Pinterest. I was in the need of a fresh birthday card.  It would be awful if I ever used one in my stash.  I always feel I need to make a fresh one.  Plus I make a card just about every day so why not make a fresh one???  LOL

I wasn't sure if I wanted to make the card in pink or blue, so I made two to see which I liked better.  So to make one card (and I'll just refer to the pink one as I talk you through the process) you will need to stamp 4 of the flower images from the "Amazing You" Sale-a-Brations set. I fussy cut the outside of two of them and I cut the inside flower of the other two.  I colored them with the Pink Pirouette Blends pens. I set them aside.  

I die cut the second largest "Lots of Labels" framelits die using a piece of wood grain paper from the "Wood Texture" 6" x 6" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) pack. I stamped the flower image twice on the DSP using Old Olive ink. I also die cut a piece of Basic Gray and Smoky Slate card stock.  I cut the card stock pieces about 1/2" down the side of each end of the card stock.  Fortunately for me I was able to use both ends because I made two cards. I taped the Basic Gray card stock to the top of the DSP and the Smoky Slate piece to the bottom of the DSP. 

I set a half doily on a piece of Smoky Slate cut 4" x 5-1/4".  I set the DSP piece in place on top of the doily using Dimensionals.  Then I took a flower and taped it over the Olive Green flower, making sure to line it up so the Old Olive lines don't show. Then I took the center flower and added a Dimensional to the middle. I curled the petals with a bone folder. I set it in place on top of the flower base. I didn't match the petals, I turned it a little do it looks like a more full flower. I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers. I should have done that before I put the flowers together.

I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Boutique" in the bottom corner.  I added pearls sporadically around the card.  I layered the Smoky Slate layer with Pirouette Pink for the top card and Soft Sky for the bottom one and the base of the card is Basic Gray.

This was a fun card to make and now I have to decide which one I am going to give my sister.  I'm leaning towards the pink one!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Party Pandas, Playful Backgrounds, We Must Celebrate, 2018 Sale-a-Bration and Occasions, Birthday Card

I must have a lighting issue in my workroom.  The background piece that my card is laying on appears to have a pink tint to it.  It's so odd since it's a piece of Whisper White card stock.  This was a fun card to make. I just had to make it after seeing one on Pinterest. You can see that card here. I did make a few little changes.  I added yellow dots to the hat since my background was too blue and a totally blue hat against that background would have gotten lost.  Though now looking at the dots in yellow, I think I should have left it blue on blue.  My eye is drawn to the hat!!!  And I didn't have the same words so I used the ones from the "We Must Celebrate" set.  I want to play with that one a little more, those critters are SO darn cute!

Okay, onto how I made this card.  The base 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 the top focal piece is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Watercolor paper.

First I stamped and fussy cut my bear. I then set him aside. I like to have that part out of the way so when it's time to tape the layers down I don't have to stop and cut. 

Next I took the watercolor paper and using VersaMark, I stamped the circles from the "Playful Backgrounds" set and used white embossing powder.  You can use clear if you wish, my white was on top of the containers so I just grabbed it for convenience.  After heat setting the powder, I misted my watercolor paper a little bit.  Then I sprinkled on some of the Prussian Blue Brusho powder.  I misted it again.  I had added WAY too much powder and I used a paper towel to sop up some of the water and color.  I misted it again and then took a piece of Whisper White card stock and pressed it over the watercolor paper. I wanted to use the ink that was on the watercolor paper as a transfer of color so I could use that on a future card.  It was a fun effect.  I heat set the paper to dry it and then I set it under my table mat so it would lay flat.  I did add hairspray to the watercolor paper.  The Brusho doesn't seem to stay fixed on the paper.

Next I cut a 3/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the words on it using black Memento ink.  Then I cut a 1" x 4" piece of Basic Black for the layer.

I taped the watercolor layer to the Basic Black background layer and I taped those two to the card base.  I taped the words on about 1-1/4" from the bottom of the watercolor paper.  I added Dimensionals to the back of the panda and set it in place as you see on the card.  

It was a very fun card to make. I LOVE playing with the Brusho and I wish I had more time to devote to it.  You can create some really fun backgrounds using it.  Light and dark depending on how much Brusho you use.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lots of Lavender, Spring Card, 2018 Occasions Catalog, Card Technique

Today I'm going to share with you a version of the "Double Point Fold Card".  

I used the "Whole Lot of Lovely Decorative" Series Paper (DSP) and the "Southern Serenade" stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

You can see how to do this technique by watching the video here.  

I colored my flowers in using the Wisteria Wonder light and dark Blends markers and the Old Olive light and dark Blends markers.  

You don't even have to be good at coloring to use those markers and make your work look fabulous.  I just scribbled on the flower petals with the lighter color and added the darker color in the centers. If you click on the photo you can see the coloring a lot closer.  I colored the entire leaves with the light Old Olive and just added some of the dark Old Olive where I thought it would look best.  Super easy to color, trust me!!!  I colored over the flowers with "Wink of Stella" and then added pearls to each flower.  And that was it.  It's a fun card to make and I LOVED the coloring the best!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, March 19, 2018

Birthday Memories, You're Inspiring, 2018 Occasions Catalog, Easter Card, Polaroid Technique

I don't make Easter cards very often, mostly because I don't have Easter themed stamp sets.  And this year I still don't have any Easter themed stamp sets but one set, "You're Inspiring" did have the "Happy Easter" words and the "Birthday Memories" had a bunny that I thought I would relieve of his cake and work him into this card.

Please don't judge.  This card was SO much better in my head than on paper.  I wanted to use the Polaroid technique.  You can find my instructions for it here.  As I was stamping the "Happy Easter" on the Polaroid part I was thinking of what I was going to do with that bunny. I didn't have any egg images.  How perfect that would have been.  SO I took the grassy part from a sheet of the Decorative Series Paper  (DSP) "Birthday Memories" 12" x 12" pack. I used the dotted paper from that pack of DSP for the background.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive. 

As you can see, I ended up tucking one tip of the grassy DSP behind the Polaroid frame thing and then I had the bunny peek out from the bottom corner.  I really think some eggs or something, just something on that green field would finish off the card.  Any suggestions?  It needs to be something that Stampin' Up! sells and is currently in their catalogs.

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Petal Palette, Rose Wonder, Birthday Card, 2018 Occasions Catalog

Another simple and quick card using the "Petal Palette" set.  And no, I did not put it away, that is why I'm playing with it again!!! My secret is out!!! LOL

I just thought it was such a fun card that I wanted to play with it again and I wanted to use words that were larger and thicker than yesterday's card.  And I think the words look much better on this card.

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 "Petal Garden" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I cut a 1-1/4" x 4" strip of the Rich Razzleberry piece from the same pack of DSP. I layered it with a piece of Berry Burst card stock. I tried the Rich Razzleberry but it just didn't meld as well as the Berry Burst did, so I ran with that.  

I stamped, die cut and colored the flowers. I used the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blends pens.  I LOVE those alcohol markers, you can scribble and it looks great!!  I'm all for that!  I set it on top of the die cut oval to see where the words would go. My "Rose Wonder" set is the clear stamps so I could see through them and know where the words should go.  I stamped the words using black Memento ink.  Then I set the flower in place using snail tape. I turned the piece over and loaded it with Dimensionals, especially where the oval and the flower piece met. That just assures me the two pieces will stay together.  I set it in place on the card front and that was it.  Super easy and quick too!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Petal Palette, You're Inspiring, 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, Mother's Day Card

WOW, here's another simple and quick card.  I wished I would have either chosen words with a thicker font or made the oval smaller.  But I was working on making a quick card and didn't know how the words would look until after it was assembled. It's okay in the word area but I really like the rest of the card a lot.

So are you ready to hear how to make this simple card?  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White.  The Basic Black piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  It was textured using the new "Garden Trellis" embossing folder.

The words are from the "You're Inspiring" set. I thought I would make it into a Mother's Day card since I have a large supply of Birthday cards. 

The flowers are from the "Petal Palette" set and I die cut them with the matching dies.  Ya gotta love it when you can do that. Imagine how much time you save!  Plus your hands don't get tired either!!! LOL

I colored the flowers using Blends markers, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.  I was going to go with Real Red, but it's so traditional!

I centered the oval and set it in place using Dimensionals.  I used Dimensionals on the outer part of the flower and the part that sits on the oval has snail tape under it.  And that was it!!

I thought it was fun and I plan to make another one but I'm going to use maybe just a "Happy Birthday" even though I don't need one because I have some that have a thicker and larger font that would look better in that oval. 

But all in all I do like this card.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, March 16, 2018

Lots of Lavender, Beautiful Bouquet, 2018 Sale-a-Brations, Birthday Card

I was playing with the "Lots of Lavender" 2018 Sale-a-Bration set today.  The flowers have a stamp image that you ink up and it colors all of them at one time. I opted to color them in myself.  I was in the mood to color! You can see a sample of one that was done stamping the flower colors here, leaves, stem and bow instead of coloring them individually.  I like the original way too.  But like I said, I was in the mood to color.  

I used one of the embossing folder strips from the "Petal Pair" pack in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I trimmed it to 1-3/8" wide and 5-1/2" long. I embossed it on Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the flower image on a piece of Whisper White cut 2-3/8" x 4-1/4".  The Wisteria Wonder layer was cut 2-5/8" x 4-1/2". I taped the two layers together and set them in place on top of the embossed strip using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Beautiful Boutique" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut them with the oval die cutter and I die cut a scalloped circle for the layer. I didn't die cut from the layer behind the flower image, I had a scrap that was headed towards the recycling bin.  I added tape to the left side and Dimensional to the right side. You can't add Dimensionals all over the oval or it will sit funny on top of the focal panel.

This was a very easy and super elegant looking card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Truly Tailored, Masculine Birthday or Father's Day Card, 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

I was going to stick with making cards using the Sale-a-Bration sets but I had to take a break and play with this fun masculine set.  There's not that many masculine sets and when I see them I often buy them.  This one has a little blast from the past on it too.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the "True Gentleman" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I cut the DSP 4" x 2".  I taped it in place about 3/4" up from the bottom of the larger piece of DSP.  I added a piece of the corduroy ribbon to the top of the smaller piece of DSP.

I stamped the image on a piece of Very Vanilla that measured 2" x 2-5/8". The Night of Navy layer behind it measures 2-1/4" x 2-7/8".  I set the word layers in place using Dimensionals. 

I had saved the old retired mustache die and I thought it would look great at the bottom of this card.  I set it in place with Dimensionals.  Once in a while a little blast from the past is fun!  If I hadn't had the mustache, I would have moved the wording up some and I would have moved the smaller layer of DSP up about an inch and then stamped the old car from the "Guy Greetings" set to give it a little more appeal.

This was a fun card and I'm sure any guy would love to receive it.  Especially if they have a mustache!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Amazing You, 2018 Sale-a-Bration Card

This was the 4th photo I took of this card. The other three made the Whisper White look like it was blue.  Not sure what the issue was. It must have had something to do with the lighting.  But at least I got a more truer color here.  I found this card on Pinterest and I thought it would be fun to make.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White.  The Basic Black piece was cut 4" x 5-1/4" and the Pirouette Pink piece was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I used the new "Petal Pair" embossing folder on the Pirouette Pink piece.  After embossing, I taped it to the Basic Black and then I taped those two layers to the card base.

I stamped the image and die cut it using a large circle die and a scallop was die cut using Basic Black card stock. I colored the flower in using the Pink Pirouette marker and a blender pen. I stamped the word "You" on it and then I taped those two layers together and I set it in place with Dimensionals.  

I stamped the "are simply" under the circle and the "amazing" was die cut using Basic Black ink.  I used a sticky sheet when I die cut it so I didn't have to try to glue those thin letters in place. 

This is a pretty simple and quick card to make.  The part that took the longest was the coloring.  Everything else went quickly.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Rilu

This is Rilu.  Rilu is a male orange tabby about a year old (according to the vet).  We got him in December and were told he was a teenager. No one knows how old he is.  He LOVES to be held. He purrs a lot.  He's extremely soft.  His meow is like the high pitch sound of air being let out of a balloon.  LOL  He lets you give him kisses (even on his shaved belly) and he loves to plop on your chest when you are in the recliner. He's very good natured and he was sick.

In the photo he is basking in the sun and warming his shaved belly on the heat vent in the dining room.  He's been pretty good through all of this except when they had to take his temperature (twice) he cried.  I would too.  That's not a nice place to take a temperature.  You would think by now that they would have some type of thing they can take it though their ears.  But we managed to make it through that too.

Rilu had a trip to the vet and then immediately to the animal hospital.  He had ultra sound, hence the shaved belly.  They x-ray at the vet showed something in his intestines.  The ultra sound showed it was possible inflammation of the intestines.  He was fine until we had to take him in to be neutered and shots.  He started throwing up after that.  Then he started to get better and 3 weeks later he had to have a booster shot . He began to get sick again.  He couldn't keep anything down.  That's when we took him in.  So now he's being treated for inflammation of the intestines with prednisone.  It's not fun giving a cat a pill. It's not a big pill but with a cat it doesn't matter what size it is.  We put the pill in his mouth and held it shut until he swallowed.  And we let go and out comes the pill.  After several tries we managed to get it down.  The next day the pill was broken in half and wrapped in a piece of shredded deli chicken from the local Cub Foods store.  He swallowed it without chewing.  Pilling suddenly became easier!  Yay. He's on the road to recovery. He's back to jumping on the counter and the table and the entertainment center.  All the places he's not suppose to go.  I now have mixed feelings about that.  Doing it means he's healthier but doing it is gross!!

I often get asked about his name.  I tell people that Rilu is Swahili for "Get off the damn table".  But it's really a combination of two words.  Riley, because living here he will have the life of Riley (I'd like to learn more about this guy Riley and find out who he was and how he lived. Apparently he lived well) and the lu part comes from the word Lucky.  Ri and Lu for Rilu.  

So tonight I will not be posting a card as Rilu wants to be held and cuddled.  I will be spending my evening with him.  I will post tomorrow.  I do like to post daily but sometimes more important things come up.

Thank you for understanding.  
Wanda


Monday, March 12, 2018

Amazing You, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Stampin' Up! Card

When I was looking at this card on Pinterest, I thought it would be fun to recreate it.  I did have the background paper, but I didn't want to use it because the other side has foil on it and I had plans for it. So I looked through the current papers that I have and found these large dots in the "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I liked the look so I ran with it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Blushing Bride card stock. It was cut on the 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4".  I did score mine at 5-1/2" to make it fold easier.  When you fold against the grain of the paper it doesn't always look as nice.  I pretty much score all of my folds, regardless of the grain.

On the front of the base I taped a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of the DSP from the "Whole Lot of Lovely" pack. 

On top of the DSP is a 3-3/8" x 5-1/2" piece of copper foil paper. And the focal piece was cut 3-1/4" x 5-1/2".  I stamped the words on using black Memento ink.  I used my grid paper and I practiced a couple of times to see where I wanted my words to start.  I used removable tape and set my focal piece down.  I inked up the first one and stamped.  Then I inked it up again and stamped and after that I just stamped without inking.  I inked up the flower with Blushing Bride ink and stamped it as you see it on the card.

The "YOU" was die cut using the copper foil paper.  I glued that in place.  Tape would have been too messy.

I tied some linen thread around the two top layers and then I taped the top layers in place.  It's a pretty simple card to make. I do like it.  This set is retiring at the end of the month and I thought I should play with it more. Click here to see the other card I made using this set.  It's one of my favorites.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms, You're Inspiring, Birthday Card, 2018 Sale-a-Bration

For all I know, I have already made a card like this. I have played with this set a lot and don't remember what I make anymore. I found this fun card on Split Coast Stampers.  Yup, there are other places I look at other than Pinterest!!! Shocking, huh??? LOL

I just like how soft this card looked.  I also really like the Sweet Sugarplum color.  The card stock and the ink are Sweet Sugarplum.  Except for the words those I opted to do in black ink as opposed to the Sweet Sugarplum. I thought the color looked too light and the words wouldn't stand out enough.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  On top of that is a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" of Whisper White that was textured using the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder. I taped it on top of the card base.

I stamped the flower from the "Heartfelt Blossoms" set using Sweet Sugarplum ink. I trimmed it to 2-7/8" x 3-5/8". I added a layer behind it that measured 2" x 3-3/4".  The strip behind the focal image is a strip of Sweet Sugarplum that measures 1-1/4" x 5-1/4".  I just taped that in place on top of the textured piece.  I added Dimensionals to the focal piece and set that in place on the card. 

I stamped the words from the "You're Inspiring" set using black Memento ink. I cut the strip 1/2" wide and I trimmed it to 2-1/8" and then snipped the ends to make the ribbon looking tips.  I set that piece in place using a Dimensional at the right end and snail tape at the left.  And that was it. It's a pretty simple card to make.  The stamp does the image in beautiful depth and detail.  You can't mess this one up.  Well, unless you move the paper while you are stamping. But basically, it's a super easy and beautiful stamp to use.  I will miss it after the end of this month.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Epic Celebration, Beautiful Bouquet, Swirly Bird, Sheet Music, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Birthday Card

The "Epic Celebration" Sale-a-Bration set has been a bit of a challenge for me.  But I did find a fun card on Pinterest that I was in awe of!.  There are a few subtle differences.  The splats are larger on my card because I didn't have anything smaller and the splats that came in the set are not the same as in the original card.  And I used the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set instead of the ones in the set.  I do like the ones in the set but I thought I would make this a definite, no questions asked birthday card.  Though the "you're awesome" could be used for a congratulations or a graduation card.  I'm sticking with birthday.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Real Red. and the focal piece measures 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  The Real Red piece only needs to show a sliver because the eye is drawn to read and I'd rather have people looking at the guitar and then to the words and not right away to the border.  

First I stamped the guitar and colored it with the Real Red and Smoky Slate Blends markers. I love it that you can just scribble the color on and it all blends in with very little to no demarcation. I fussy cut it out.  Not one of my favorite things to do but this is pretty easy to do on this image.  You can cut it out first and then color it. I prefer to color first in case I ruin it I didn't waste time cutting it out first. LOL  After I was done coloring, I took the black marker and I took the side of it and ran it along the edges of the guitar to hide any white card stock showing.  So now it looks like I am a pro at cutting along the lines!!!  Such a fun cheat! 

I took the second largest oval in the die and die cut one on a separate piece of card stock. I cut it exactly the same as the focal piece.  That way I could tape them together with removable tape and make sure the image is centered.  I inked up the "Sheet Music" background stamp and left it image side up on my clear block.  I set the card stock on top and rubbed with my fingers to get the ink to impress onto it.  I always make sure I keep one hand on the paper at all times, that way you have less of a chance of the paper moving and getting a double image.

Next I took the spatter from the "Swirly Bird" set and stamped it 5 times on the card.  You can stamp as many times as you like. I was just filling in some gaps so it worked out to be 5 times. I used black Memento ink for that.  

On a piece of scrap Whisper White I stamped the birthday greeting from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I die cut it out and I die cut a Real Red scallop. I had a scrap piece but if I hadn't, I would have cut it from the Real Red layer.

I taped the Real Red to the card base. Then I taped the focal piece in place. I added the guitar and words layer using Dimensionals. 

Such a fun card.  It makes me REALLY like this set now!! LOL  It really didn't take that long to make either.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, March 09, 2018

Stylized Birthday, Amazing You, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Birthday Card

Today's choice to play with is the "Amazing You" Sale-a-Bration set. I was looking to create a clean and simple looking card.  Though I do wish I would have made the flower a peachier or light blue color.  The yellow looks a little drab, even with the "Wink of Stella" on it.  But it was simple enough so I can make more.  Last night I inked up my black Memento pad so today it was perfect. I got a nice solid black image from my stamps!  YAY.  I try to remember to ink my pads the night before but it's difficult because I don't always know what I'm going to be making to know what colors I will need. But I do have my stamping cubes that I have saved from my Paper Pumpkin kits plus I bought empty cubes so I ink them up with colors that haven't been in my Paper Pumpkin kits. SO I can always grab one of them for smaller inkings. 

For my card today, I used a folded half-sheet of Daffodil Delight for the base of my card. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And the Whisper White card stock was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Stylized Birthday" set, using black Memento ink. Then I cut a piece of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the "Whole Lot of Lovely" 12" x 12" pack. I taped the DSP to the left of my focal piece. I taped the layers together and taped that onto the card base.  

On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the flower from the "Amazing You" Sale-a-Bration set. I colored it with Daffodil Delight and highlighted some areas using the Blushing Bride marker.  I colored over the flower using "Wink of Stella" to give it some sparkle. I also added a gold faceted gem to the center of the flower. I had die cut the flower piece with the Stitched Circle die and I set it in place using Dimensionals.  I stuck on a few rhinestones and the card was done. 

This was fun, but like I said above, I think it would be prettier in blue or peach.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Party Pandas, Children's Birthday Card, 2018 Sale-a-Bration

I ran across this card on Pinterest and thought I would make one. I did make a couple of changes to it though.  It was a fun card to make, very quick and super simple.

I didn't have the Decorative Series Paper that was used in the original card so I used the black and white dotted paper from the "Whole Lot of Lovely" pack.  

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

The strip is 1-1/2" x 5-1/4".  Later I taped it in place on the left side of the card.  I stamped the bear and die cut it with the stitched circle die and I also made a scalloped circle layer using Real Red card stock.  I taped those two layers together.  I took the piece of Whisper White card stock that the bear was die cut from and I lightly traced it on the front of the card where I thought the bear layers would be going.  I then stamped the decorative images using Real Red ink. I just stamped them on and around that penciled circle.  I was going to erase it but I saw that the layers covered it, so I just left it.  I added the bear layers using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words from the same set using black Memento ink.  I had just inked my pad so it was a little bit too juicy. I should know better.  But it was dry!!!  LOL

After I got the bear layers taped in place, I colored in the hat (which I should have done before setting it in place).  The original shows the dots in the hat colored in with Real Red, but I thought the hat needed to stand out more, so I switched it up.   I colored some rhinestones using the Real Red Blends marker and I set them in place on the focal piece.  I added some Wink of Stella to the hat and around the outside of the focal piece.  It kind of smeared the red a little, hence the pinkish look to that area.  But that shows up more pink in the photo than it does in real life.  And the more you look at it, the pinker it gets!!! LOL 

This was a very fun card to make. I LOVE this layout. It lets you be creative without having to spend a lot of time on a card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Epic Celebrations, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Card for Teens

I think the "Epic Celebrations" Sale-a-Brations set is a lot of fun. It's such a great teen card.  There's not a lot of teen stamp sets out there.  

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Crumb Cake. The card was cut on the 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4".  It opens from the bottom.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Tranquil Tide. And on top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the "True Gentleman" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

I die cut the scalloped Tranquil Tide piece and the oval scalloped piece from the piece that was layered on top of the card base.

I stamped the shoes and the words using Very Vanilla card stock.  I used black Memento ink for that. I colored in the shoes using the Tranquil Tide marker.  Super quick and easy!!
I layered the shoe image on top of the round scallop and the words on top of the oval image.  Oh, I used the Stitched Oval die for the words. I set the two in place on top of the DSP using Dimensionals. 

It's a pretty basic and simple card to do.  And the "True Gentleman" DSP is a lot of fun to play with.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Party Pandas, Children's Birthday Card, 2018 Sale-a-Bration

I found this card on the internet somewhere and when I went to do a search for it, I couldn't for the life of me find it again.  SO, if you know who made this card, (something very similar) please let me know so I can give them credit.

I was drawn to this card because of the big circles on the background.  I used the "Polka Dot Basics" embossing folder on a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Basic Black card stock.  I dragged my Whisper White ink pad across it and set it aside to dry. Craft ink takes a while to dry.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock. I also used the Lemon Lime Twist card stock on the scalloped circle.  Die cut that before you tape the piece in place on top of the card base.  No one will know there's a hole in that layer.

I stamped the panda using black Memento ink. I die cut the circle that fit with the scallop.  I colored the dots on the hat using the Lemon Lime Twist marker and I also colored a piece of Baker's Twine using the Old Olive Light Blends marker.  It doesn't quite match but it's in the same color family so I ran with it.  

I stamped the words from the "Party Pandas" set and punched them out with the "Classic Label" punch.  I also cut two of Lemon Lime Twist and offset them on the back of the word piece.  I set the bear and the words in place using Dimensionals.  I added some glitter gems to the background and one on the pom pom of the party hat.  And that was it.  I thought it was a pretty quick card to make.  Just make sure your Memento pad is not dry or you end up having to color in the black areas with a marker. I had inked up mine last night so it was prime for today! And no coloring at all to touch up any missed spots.  This was a fun card to make. I especially liked dragging the ink pad across the dotted paper.  My pad was a bit dry so I had to drag it several times.  I was going to turn the paper and drag the pad in the opposite direction, but I liked the way it looked only having it being dragged in one direction.  Just lightly drag the pad across.  Once you do it you will get a feel of how much more pressure you will need.  The first time I did it, I pretty much let gravity work on the card stock.  Give it a try, it's fun and it gives the background a very unique look.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

True Gentleman, Truly Tailored, Masculine Card, 2018 Occasions Catalog

Okay, one more card from the "Truly Tailored" set and I'm moving on to something else  I'm not quite sure what but I'm sure it will be something fun!

This was a pretty simple card to make.  The Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the "True Gentleman" 12" x 12" pack pretty much carries the card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Tranquil Tide.  That's a color I don't use very often.  Thanks to the color being in the design of the DSP it made it an easy choice.  I could have gone with Chocolate Chip but I thought it would be too dark.

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla. I scored it every 1/2".  I liked that look on the top. It needed something up there and this worked well.  

The DSP was cut 2-1/2" x 4".  I taped that on the bottom of the Very Vanilla piece.  Before I taped it to the card base, I taped some of the new Night of Navy corduroy ribbon.  See, now I do need to make more masculine cards. The spool is barely touched!!! 

I used the "Starburst" punch and punched out a Crumb Cake piece.  I stamped the "To a Classy Kind of Guy" image on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock and I punched it out with the new "Tailored" punch.  I taped the word piece on top of the "Starburst" piece and I used Dimensionals to set them in place.  But make sure you don't put the Dimensionals where the ribbon is. It makes the piece lay funny. I think the ribbon is too thick.  I wasn't paying attention, mostly because I didn't think I needed to and that is how I figured out you should avoid the ribbon with the Dimensionals. So, now you know!!!

This would be a great masculine birthday or father's day card.

This was a very easy and fun card to make.  I LOVE this layout and I have used it in past cards. It's pretty universal and versatile!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, March 05, 2018

Truly Tailored, Masculine Card, 2018 Occasions Catalog

I have a very easy and fun card for you today.  I used a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock.  I also cut the front flap in half (at 2-3/4"). I saved that piece because I needed it for the "Starburst" punched piece.  

I cut a piece of Very Vanilla 2-1/2" x 3-3/4".  I stamped the "Wishing You a Dapper Day" from the "Truly Tailored" set. I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Night of Navy to the inside and then I taped those words on top.

I took a 2-1/2" x 4" piece of the Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the "True Gentleman" 12" x 12" paper pack. I taped it to the front cut flap of the card.  

I took a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and I stamped the "To a Classy Kind of Guy" image and punched it out with the new "Tailored" punch. I taped it in place on top of the "Starburst" circle. I added Dimensionals to the back.  I exposed the sticky part of the Dimensionals and I closed the front of the card. I set the Starburst piece in place just barely allowing the Tailored piece to catch the front of the card.  This is what will keep the card closed. You may want to give it a dry run before you remove the protective pieces that cover the Dimensionals. It will give you an idea as to how far you will need to move the Starburst so the Tailored punched piece catches on the front.  I just winged it!

This would make a great Father's Day card too, don't you think so?

This is a fun card and a very easy layout.  I have plans for it's use again in the near future.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Lots of Lavender, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, 2018 Sale-a-Bration

Okay, today I got it right.  I wanted to use the "Lots of Lavender" set yesterday but ended up using the "Southern Serenade" set by mistake.  But today I paid attention to what I was doing!!! I may look online at some different styles using the "Southern Serenade" and see if they will work using the "Lots of Lavender" set.  I find it fun when you can do that!  I don't often do a search like that but tomorrow I may give it a try.

SO, back to my card!!  The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I cut it on the 8-1/2" edge at 4-1/4".  This card opens from the bottom.

I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it 2" x 5-1/4". I stamped the leaves from the "Lots of Lavender" set. I used a clear block and added all the leaves and the two dot image.  I inked it up using Old Olive and I stamped it several times all over the card stock.  This would be a great Won Sheet Wonder background piece to have on hand.  Sure, now I think of it!! LOL  I set that piece in place using snail tape.  I didn't have any blue Baker's Twine, so I took the Pool Party Blends marker and colored 16" of it. I set it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.  When I was ready, I just tied it around the card and made a bow.  You could get by with maybe 14" but I just wanted to make sure I had enough, I wasn't sure the size bow I was going to make.

I stamped the image on a 2-1/4" x 4-`/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the flower color using Sweet Sugarplum, the leaves using Old Olive, the bow using Pool Party and the stems using Old Olive.  All of those pieces are in the set!  No coloring with markers needed, though I would think it would have been quicker to color with markers. It took me a while to line up the images.  I layered it on a piece of Pool Party card stock that measured 2-3/8" x 4-3/8".  I set that panel in place using Dimensionals. I made sure there was one Dimensional across the twine in the middle. I like to make sure that twine won't slide on the card and adding a Dimensional helps to make sure it will stay put!  

The words are from the "Delightful Dozen" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the oval die and I die cut an Old Olive scalloped oval.  I set those in place using Dimensionals only on the right side and I used tape on the side that sits on top of the flower panel.  And that was it. It was a pretty easy card to make and quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Southern Serenade, Birthday Card

Running on only two hours of sleep I realized that my stamp sets were starting to look alike!  I wanted to play with the "Lots of Lavender" Sale-a-Braition" set but I had grabbed the "Southern Serenade" set instead.  I didn't notice it until I was ready to post my photo and verbiage. But that's okay because I like this set too.  I will make something with the "Lots of Lavender" set tomorrow.  I need to get some much needed sleep after I post this.

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Old Olive.  My card opens from the bottom.  On top of that is a piece of Very Vanilla that was embossed using the "Garden Trellis" folder.

I stamped the image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and I colored it in using markers. I die cut it with the oval die and I added an Old Olive scalloped oval behind it.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.  The words are from the same set and I die cut them with ovals as well.  I added Dimensionals to the right side and tape on the left side.  I added a pearls to the inside of the flowers and randomly around the textured layer.  And that was it.  It's a pretty simple card to make. A little time spent at the Big Shot but it wasn't too bad. I usually cut my oval and the scalloped oval at the same time, it saves time.

Tomorrow it's back to the Sale-a-Bration sets.  There's only 28 days left and many of them will be retired.  Watch for some of them to show up in my web store. I'm going to be adding a lot of retired stamps soon. I need to make room in my workroom. It's full!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, March 02, 2018

You’re Amazing, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Birthday Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest and it was great timing, I needed to make a birthday card for my sister.  So I did actually have all the stuff to make this card and I copied it exactly.  Sometimes I feel that I should add my own touch to cards but when I like every element of the card and when I have all the same materials to make the card, why not????

This was a fun and simple card to make.  I used the "You're Inspiring" set. I stamped the daffodils and I colored them in with the Blends markers.  Those markers make coloring super easy.  Even if you do go outside the lines, there's a lifter pen that will "erase" the marks outside the lines.  I had a few because I cut my thumb this morning and it's wrapped up and doesn't bend well, so I was holding the markers kind of funny.  But I did manage to color.  Where there's a will, there's a way!

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Crushed Curry.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black. On top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"piece of Whisper White and on top of that is a piece of the "Color Theory" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I cut the DSP 3-3/4" x 5".  

I die cut the daffodils using the stitched circles die. And then I die cut a Basic Black scalloped circle. I wasn't thinking when I was making the card and I didn't cut the scalloped circle from the Basic Black layer.  Live and learn.  But I don't often learn!! LOL  I taped those two layers together and they were then taped on a paper doily.  The doily was taped onto the DSP.

The words are from the same set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I punched the end carefully using the Banner Triple punch. You can also use your snips and cut the end.  I stamped the words after I punched the end. I added a Glitter Gem to the left of the words. The word piece was set in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Pretty simple.  The coloring took the longest and with the Blends, it didn't take that long at all.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Truly Tailored, Masculine Birthday or Father's Day Card, 2018 Occasions Catalog

I just had to make one more card using the new "Truly Tailored" set. I love playing with the masculine sets.

Today I made a birthday or it could be a Father's Day card for "dad".  

This card was super easy to make too.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy.  It was cut at 4-1/4" x 11".  This card opens on the bottom.  It could open on the side and be just as cute, fun and easy.  

I cut a piece of Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4".  I added a piece of the new "True" Gentleman" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) to the top. I cut the DSP 2-1/2" x 4".  

I stamped the words from the "Truly Tailored" set using Night of Navy ink.  I die cut them out using the stitched square die.  I cut the layer 2-7/8" x 2-7/8".  There wasn't a square die big enough, plus cutting these on the cutter was SO much quicker. I used Tranquil Tide card stock for that layer but I really should have used Night of Navy, it would have shown up better.  Now you know, so you can make it either way!  I taped those layers together and then I just set them on top of the card to see where I was going to stamp the "Dad" from the same set.  After stamping "dad", I set the square layer on using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Super easy and quick!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda