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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Swirly Bird, Daisy Delight, Birthday Bouquet, Birthday Card

I found a fun pretty card on Pinterest.  I liked how simple looking it was and yet it had an elegant look too.  It was also easy to make.

The base of the 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 Whisper White card stock.

I cut some strips of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the "Delightful Daisy" 12" x 12" pack.  I cut the green striped piece 3/4" wide and the piece I cut it from was 6" long.  You want it long because you are going to tear on both ends.  The daisy DSP was also from the same package. I cut that one 1/2" wide and it too was from a 6" piece.  I also cut a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock at 1/4" wide.  It came from a 5-1/2" piece.  First I tore the ends of the green strip.  Then I tore the ends of the blue strip.  I snipped the ends of the yellow strip. The original card used ribbon, I didn't have any.  Before I taped these strips in place I made the dots using the "Swirly Bird" set and Old Olive ink.  I then taped the strips in place.  

I stamped two daisies from the "Daisy Delight" set using Night of Navy ink.  I punched them out.  I taped them together and then curled the petals with a bone folder.  Hold the petals close to the thinnest part and don't pull hard when you are curling them.  I set the flower in place with a pop up glue dot. A Dimensional will work too.  I just found that I had an abundant supply of pop up glue dots (for some odd reason!!!).  

The words are from the "Birthday Bouquet" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  And that was it.  Some Washi tape would have worked too but I didn't have any current that went with the daisy.  I liked working with the paper better, I didn't have to struggle with it curling up on me before I got it down on the paper, and trying to get it down straight!!  I thought this was a fun and simple card to make. I can see myself making more of these.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Pretty Kitty, Birthday Memories, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Birthday Card

The "Pretty Kitty" set was one I just had to have, mostly because of my great love for cats.  I hardly play with the set. So today I thought I would make a birthday card for someone who is turning three.  I also found a great site that has wording for inside of cards.  I just printed them out on the computer and taped them inside the card.  I found that site here

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  On top of that is a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Decorative Series Paper from the "Birthday Memories" 12" x 12" pack.  

The "Happy Birthday" is from the "Happy Birthday" thinlits die.  I used the double stick paper on the card stock so I could make the words a sticker. I can't imagine trying to glue them in place.  UGH!!!  I've gotten so lazy and spoiled by all of this fun stuff!

I stamped the kitty and colored the image using markers. The kitty was done with the Smoky Slate marker and a blender pen.  I die cut it with the oval die and I also die cut a scalloped oval for the layer.  I taped those two pieces together and set them in place with Dimensionals.  

Before affixing the "Happy Birthday", I used the Wink of Stella pen on it to give it a bit of shimmer.  And that was it.  I thought it went together quickly.  It's bright and cheery and something a three year old would like!  They will like the toys more!  LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Petite Palette, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

I just can't seem to get enough of the "Petite Palette" set.  I just love those flowers and the bird.  And I also love that I don't have to fussy cut either of them!!!  I found a card on Pinterest that I copied but not exactly.  I loved the lacy die cuts, that is what attracted me to the card.  

I stamped the flowers and bird using black Memento ink.  The original card used something else. I'm not sure if it was white embossed or if it was stamped with a light Smoky Slate.  The images were then watercolored in.  I wasn't in the mood to do watercoloring, so I just stuck with the regular inking and coloring.

I used Daffodil Delight Blends for the flowers and Old Olive Blends for the leaves.  The bird I did color in with Pacific Point ink and a Blender Pen because I didn't have a Blends set. 

I also changed the wording.  I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and die cut a scalloped oval for the layer. I set the words in place with Dimensionals.  There's Dimensionals all over this card.  The 3-3/4" x 5" background piece was set in place on the folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The lacy strips were set in place. I used the double sided sticky paper so it made my pieces like a sticker. I HATE gluing those lacy pieces.  I set the flower in place using Dimensionals and the bird was set on top of the flowers with Dimensionals.  See, I told you there were lots of Dimensionals used here!!! 

This was a very fun card and surprisingly quick to make!!  I have a birthday coming up that I could use this for, but I think I want to hang onto it for a little while.  It's SO pretty!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 28, 2018

Guy Greetings, Beautiful Bouquet, May 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Masculine Cards

Today I took time out to play with my Paper Pumpkin.  I actually used all the stuff in the box this time! Sometimes I have stuff left over because I went off on a different path with the cards.  I sort of did that today but still used all the stuff in the box.

The card on the right with the trees and mountains was one that I pretty much stuck to the "script".  

The one on the left I changed up a little.  I added the car from the "Guy Greetings" set and the "Happy Birthday" from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set.  I stamped the car using black Memento ink and die cut it with an oval die.  The words were stamped using black Memento ink on Crumb Cake card stock. I used the 1-3/4" circle punch to punch them out and the layer behind them is a piece of Tranquil Tied that was punched using the 1-1/2" circle punch.  I taped those layers together.

The card came with the wood grain and plaid colors.  The badge looking image was a die in the package. I taped it directly to the card front. I taped the tip just above the edge of the plaid.  That card opens at that plaid edge towards the center. You also lift up the wood grain piece and expose the center of the card. The tip of the badge piece holds the card shit. Next I set the car in place using Dimensionals.

The banner piece is a die from the kit. I taped it in place.  Then I added the word layers using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Pretty fun and simple. Though I do think it would look a bit better if I had layered the card piece.  But it's okay, I still like it the way it is.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Magical Day, Children's Birthday Card

Okay, I did sit down and concentrate on making the children's birthday card that I was planning on making yesterday.  Actually I need two but first things first!!!  LOL  I was surfing the net to find a fun card that used the "Magical Day" set, plus it had to be a mermaid because the little girl getting this wants to be a mermaid when she grows up!  Ahh, to be young and dream like that!

This is a very simple card. The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White.  I cut another piece of Whisper White 5-1/8" x 3-7/8".  I embossed it with the waves embossing folder.

Next I die cut a Melon Mambo Stitched circle and a Whisper White stitched circle. I used the largest and the second largest circles in the set.  Before I die cut the white one, I did stamp the words. I used Soft Suede ink to do that.

I stamped and die cut the mermaid and the seahorse.  I colored the mermaid using the Melon Mambo marker and a blender pen. I'm SO looking forward to buying the Blends in Melon Mambo next month!!! I LOVE Blends!!!I did color her hair and her skin with the blends.  I also colored the seahorse using Pool Party Blends.  Just before I taped the circles together I stamped the bubbles and colored them with the Blends too.  

I taped the waves to the card base.  Then I added the circles.  I set the mermaid and the seahorse in place using Dimensionals and pieces of Dimensional. That seahorse is pretty tiny!

And for a final touch, I used the Wink of Stella on the mermaids hair, tail and belly scales.  I covered the entire seahorse with Wink of Stella and the bubbles as well.

And that was it!  A pretty quick card that is going to make one mermaid wishing little girl very happy to see!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Petal Palette, We Must Celebrate, Birthday Card

Does this look like a child's birthday card?  No, it doesn't to me either. I was suppose to be making a birthday card for a little girl who will be turning 5 soon but I got distracted by a card I saw on Pinterest.  I just couldn't help myself so here I am still needing a children's birthday card!!! So typical of me.  Easily distracted.

This was a fun card and I don't regret making it.  I will be making the other card and fortunately I do have time to make it. I was actually planning ahead.  Good thing!!!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Pool Party.  Using the second largest oval die I cut a white circle.

I stamped and die cut the bird and flowers from the "Petal Palette" set. I set them aside along with the lacy looking piece that was cut from Pool Party and the words that were from the "We Must Celebrate" set.

To assemble my card I taped the Pool Party piece to the card base.  Then I added a 1-1/2" piece of "Petal Passion" Designer Series Paper (DSP) about 1/4" from the edge of the Pool Party piece.  Then I set the oval in place with Dimensionals.  On top of that I taped the lacy looking strip.  I taped it in the middle and to the left on the oval.  Set the flower piece in place and you will see where to tape the strip.  I set the flower piece in place with Dimensionals and then the bird. I centered the word piece and set that in place with Dimensionals as well.  Lots of Dimensionals on this card!!!  But it's SO pretty!!!  And it was pretty easy to make too.  I don't think there was any part of the card that I didn't like doing.  Shocker, I know!  But when you have the dies to cut things out for you, how can you not like that???

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda
                          

Friday, May 25, 2018

Petal Palette, We Must Celebrate, Birthday Card

Here's a fun and quick card to make.  I was surprised at how quickly it was to make without having anything pre-cut for me.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a piece of  "Petal Passion" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I cut the DSP 1-1/2" x 5".  I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry 2" x 4-1/4".  There is about 1-5/8" of it exposed. I taped the card stock to the DSP and then I taped them both to the card base about 1/4" from the left fold of the card.

Next I stamped the flower and die cut it. I also die cut the branch looking image using Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Why not cut more than one thing at a time. It will save on your Big Shot and on your arm!  Plus when you are in a pinch for a card there might be some pieces you can quickly grab and whip up a card!  It could happen!!! LOL

I colored the flowers using Rich Razzleberry Blends.  I used the Old Olive Blends for the leaves.  I slipped the branch image under the DSP a little to hide the bottom stems and I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals. 

The words are from the "We Must Celebrate" set, I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  I LOVE that font.  I was going to say that I will be sorry when it retires at the end of the month but the "happy birthday" in the set that is replacing the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set is just as nice. I will adjust!! LOL

That was it.  A pretty quick card from start to finish!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Picture Perfect, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Birthday Card

I'm going to be making this post a short one since my computer is deciding to be super slow for some odd reason tonight and I don't have time right now to research why.

Today's card is a very fun and super quick one.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Calypso Coral. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Decorative Series Paper from the "Picture Perfect" 6" x 6" pack.  I have hardly used this paper.  I guess I thought the photo images were just too busy looking for my taste. I have used some pieces of the DSP, but they were from the backside of the photo images. 

For this card I used the party horns image.  On top of that I had die cut the "Happy Birthday from the "Happy Birthday" thinlits.  I die cut them using the double sided sheet so my wording became a sticker.  I removed the protective layer and affixed the words to the front.  I was going to leave it as it was but I thought the card could use a little sparkle so I colored the words with the "Wink of Stella" pen.  Now if I were to make more, I would color the words before affixing them. It would take less time, I had to be very careful not to get the Wink of Stella on the photo image piece. 

It's a super quick card to make!!!  And it's okay.  Not sure I would make another one though.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I do have to say that I had a lot of fun making this card.  I had pieces and was just placing them and seeing what I could come up with.  And here you have it.  You know how you cut a doily in half and then can't find the other half or forget there's a half one stuck in the package?  No, well... you're lucky!!! LOL  

I took a folded half-sheet of Calypso Coral for the base of my card.  I also took a 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of the "Petal Garden" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and taped it to a 1-3/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Old Olive card stock.  I added some tape to the side edges (the long sides) and set the doilies in place.  I have hardly any of the center part of the doily showing.  Once I got them in place I added more tape to the back and centered that piece on the card base.

Next I took some pieces of burlap off a length of the Burlap Ribbon and wrapped it around two fingers twice and 3 fingers twice.  While holding on to the ends of the piece, I pulled on the smaller circles so they weren't the same size anymore. Then I set them in place using glue dots.  I added more loops where I thought it was needed.  If you have a piece of that ribbon that is long enough, you might be able to make all the loops at one time.  And if you don't have that ribbon you can always use linen thread or baker's twine. The gold or copper thread will work too.  Whatever you can find to make some fun loops.

Next I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut them with the stitched oval die and then I die cut an Old Olive oval for the back layer. I set the ovals in place using Dimensionals.  I added some rhinestones, three on the word piece and six elsewhere on the card.  And it was done!!! Oh, I did add a piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card for writing on!

It was fun and a great way to use up strips and pieces of stuff you have sitting around.  Though I have to be honest, doing this does not always produce good results for me!!  I caught a break today!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

Are you surprised I didn't use the "Petite Palette" set???  Me too!!! LOL  This card only had one stamp used on it.  The "Happy Birthday" came from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.   

I should have take the photo of this card with a dark background because you can't see unless you look more towards the bottom left corner that the card base is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. 

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Berry Burst card stock and textured it using the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder.

Next I set a doily on top, centered from side to side but a bit closer to the top edge than it is to the bottom edge.

I cut a strip of the "Petal Garden" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) 1-1/2" x 5".  I used the Triple banner punch to punch the ribbon look at the bottom.  You can also achieve this by using your snips.  I set the strip in place and I did mark at the top of it where I needed to trim it a bit to shorten it.  It's better to have it too long while you are working on it and trim some off than to have it too short. I taped that piece in place.

Next I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock.  Then I die cut them out using the second to the largest "Stitched Oval" die.  I also die cut a Berry Burst oval that was a size bigger than the stitched oval. I taped the layers together and then I set the ovals in place using Dimensionals. And that was it.  It's a pretty simple card to make.  I am going to miss the doilies after the end of this month.  They are retiring on the 31st.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 21, 2018

Petite Palette, Thank You Card

In my Petite Palette" set I have a small clear zip baggie with parts in it.  I had stamped and die cut a lot of pieces and saved what I didn't use.  Sometimes I stamp extras on purpose. I'm going to be running that piece of card stock through my Big Shot, I might as well run a few other things with the same pass.  No extra effort to cut a few more! Plus it's less wear and tear on the Big Shot.  That's my personal opinion!

I found this pretty card on Pinterest. I was happy to be able to use more of the wood Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  Oh and I was pleased to see this in the new catalog.  I don't recall that happening in the past.  It takes me a long time to use up papers and this gives me another chance to use more before it retires.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Berry Burst card stock.  On top of that is a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of the wood DSP.  I had the flowers cut and in my little baggie, so I just had to color them. I used my ink pad and a blender pen to color the flowers.  I used the Old Olive Blends pens to color the leaves.  I added Dimensionals to the back of it and set it aside.

I taped a piece of white card stock to the back of the DSP, I needed it to be more firm.  Then I took a piece of the burlap ribbon and pulled some of the strands. I wrapped it around the card front and taped it in the back. I added 6 strands because they were long enough that when I wrapped it, I was able to do it twice. I had 3 strands, so it ended up being six across the front.  I think it looks nice rapped evenly across the front.  The original card has a bow.  After I got the strands taped down I stamped the words from the "Petal Palette" set using black Memento ink.  Then I taped that layers to the card base.  And I then set the flower image in place and the card was done!  So quick and easy to do!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Truly Tailored, Masculine Card

Today I attended a very fun "Card  Buffet".  For those of you who do not know what that is, well... it's kind of like a Stamp a Stack but different!  There, doesn't that explain it well?  LOL  With a card buffet you have boxes or totes with all the supplies to make the card that is featured in that container.  You pick what container (card) you'd like and go to your spot and put the card together.  You can make more than one if you like.  Then you put the container back when you are done and move onto another container and make that card.  It's fun because you get to pick what you want to make. You get to set at the same spot for the entire card-making time.  I had such a fun time and I'm going to share with you one of the cards I made.

This is from the "Truly Tailored" set.  I stamped the words from the set using Chocolate Chip. Then I punched it out with the "Tailored Tag" punch. I also punched out a Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake pieces.  They were cut in half and taped to the back each other and then set in place with the words using Dimensionals.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock. The top layer is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Night of Navy that was textured with the Wood texture embossing folder.  Then a piece of the corduroy ribbon was taped to the back of it.  On top of that is a 1-1/4" x 4" piece of the "True Gentleman" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  The DSP was taped on top of the ribbon.  Then the layered punched piece was set in place with Dimensionals. And for the final touch, the buttons were added using glue dots.

Such a fun and great masculine card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Guy Greetings, Truly Gentleman, Masculine Birthday Card

I have had a lot of fun with the "True Gentleman" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  It was a very nice and fun masculine paper.  Here the pipes one was used.  It's not my favorite in the pack but it ranks up there pretty high!!

This card opens a little differently than others.  Well, it opens like others but is cut a little differently.  The Chocolate Chip card stock measures 5-1/2" x 7-1/2".  On the 7-1/2" side, score at 4-1/4".  See that Very Vanilla part showing at the bottom?  That is the inside of the card.  

The DSP is cut 3" x 5-1/4".  If you are doing a Stamp a Stack, this is a perfect layout for getting a lot of cards from a 12" x 12" piece of DSP.  The DSP was taped to the upper part of the front of the card. 

Next I stamped the car from the "Guy Greetings" set.  I die cut it with the stitched oval and then an oval a little bit larger for the Chocolate Chip layer.  I also stamped the words and used two ovals to die cut the words and the Chocolate Chip layer. I taped the layers together and then set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  Only add Dimensionals to the upper half of the car image or you will tape your card shut!  NOT a good thing!!!

I stamped the "DAD" on the bottom right corner and the card was done.  It's a super quick and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, May 18, 2018

Petal Palette, Petal Garden, Thank You Card

When finding die cut pieces sitting around my worktable, I often wonder why I hadn't used them.  What's really fun is when I do use them on a card, it sure makes for a super quick card!!!  This is a very fun and simple card, even if you have to make all the parts fresh!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Calypso Coral card stock.  I cut a 2-3/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Old Olive Card stock. On top of that is a 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of "Petal Garden" Decorative Series Paper.  I taped those two layers together and then I taped the back. I stuck a half a paper doily to the back and then set the strip in place.  I taped the end of the stem of the die cut branch at about the spot where the bird feet were going to be. 

I stamped and die cut the bird and colored it in using Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Blends markers.  I set the bird in place using Dimensionals. 

The words are from the same "Petal Palette" bundle. I stamped them using black Memento ink (that's all I ever use) and die cut them with the label die in the bundle.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.  And after adding a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of white card stock inside, the card was done!!

It was fun and simple and I think it has a very cheery look to it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Southern Serenade, Thank You Card

I have used the "Southern Serenade" set a few times and have been having fun with it. Plus it's an easy stamp set to work with.  I found this fun card on Pinterest

Today I made a simple thank you card with the set.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock. On top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.

First I inked up the lacy image with Pool Party card stock. I stamped off once, though I was thinking of stamping off twice since once was not quite enough. Hoping that twice will not be too light.  The world may never know!!! LOL

Next I stamped the flower image and the words using black Memento ink.  

I colored in the flowers, stems and leaves using the Pool Party and Old Olive Blends markers. I added some small pearls to the centers of each flower.  Not only was it fun but quick, easy and pretty too!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Petal Palette, Thank You Card, Double Fold Technique

Today I am going to share with you the card I made for Terri's Technique swap.  I believe this technique is called the "Double Fold" technique,  but I could be mistaken. It's a very easy technique to do.

You will need a half sheet of card stock. I used Whisper White here.  It was cut 4-1/4" x 11".  It's scored at 2-3/4" and at 6".  And you decorate the front as desired.  Here I used the dotted images from the "Petal Palette" set and Pool Party ink.

Next you need a 3" x 9" piece of card stock and you score it at 3" and 6".  Here I used Pool Party card stock. And you will need two 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" pieces of card stock.  Here I used Whisper White.

I stamped the dots on one side of my card.  That is now officially the front of my card.  Then I folded the score lines. The first score line I folded "mountain" fold and the second score line I folded "valley" fold.  I did the same for the 9" piece as well.  

I taped the 9" piece in place.  Be sure not to add tape to the whole first panel.  Only tape about 1-1/2" from the end.  On the 3rd panel you can add as much tape as you want. But wait to add the tape to that piece until you have affixed the first piece.  Center the front as much as possible and then press in place.  Now you can tape the other end in place. It may be easier to tape the inside part first. Line it up and press it in place.  Then close the card and add the tape to the top 1-1/2" and press it in place.  

Next I took the 2-3/4" square and stamped the words from the same set using black Memento ink.

I stamped and die cut the flowers. I colored them with the Pool Party and Old Olive Blends markers. I set them in place using Dimenisonals.  And that was it. I told you it's an easy technique, though more of a fun fold.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Petal Palette, Congratulations Card

I am in need of two cards this week.  Yup, I am making cards that I will actually use instead of stockpiling them and selling them off later!!!  I have a graduation open house to attend to so I thought a pretty card would be in order.  It's for a female friend so I think it's appropriate! 

I found this card on Pinterest and just had to make it. I thought it was SO pretty.  The on on Pinterest is much nicer.  Don't compare!!! LOL  I gave it my best shot!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White. On top of that is a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Pear Pizzazz and on top of that is a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White.

I stamped the flowers, two of each of the smaller ones and one of the larger one. The longer smaller one had to be fussy cut. The others I die cut. I also die cut two black branches.  I die cut the second largest stitched oval and a black scallop just a little bigger for the layer.  I stamped the words and die cut them with the fun die in the "Petal Palette" set. 

I took the large leaves image and stamped them using Pear Pizzazz. I stamped them in each corner. Then I stamped the dots that came with the set. I used Old Olive for those and I only stamped just under 2" of the image.  I wasn't sure if it would cross over to the other side or cause other issues. It was just easier to stamp the part I needed.  

After fussy cutting the longer small flowers I was ready to assemble. I set the black branches in place.  To eye it up I added a little tape to the large roses and set it on the layered ovals to see where to place the branches. I did cut pieces off the branches. Some I kept for a later card (maybe!).  After placing the branches,  I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.  Then I added the flowers, tucking them in behind the larger roses image.  I added Dimensionals behind the larger roses to prop them up some. You will see where you need to place them once you get the other flowers in place.  And lastly I added the words using Dimensionals.  

I thought it was a fun card to make.  Would I make another one?  No.  I don't like fussy cutting.  Though I may substitute the die cut ones for the fussy cutting ones.  All in all I did have fun making it and I do like how it turned out.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 14, 2018

Dragon Fly Dreams, You're Inspiring, Birthday Card

This card was extremely difficult to get a decent photo of.  The silver foil card stock kept reflecting. If it wasn't reflecting my hand and camera, it was reflecting all the junk on the counter behind me!!! I finally found a good angle that didn't show the camera much and mostly the junk on the counter and yet showed the texture on the foil.

I found the card on Pinterest.  I am thinking that the original card may have been heat embossed with black embossing powder because it's a lot darker than my dragonfly. 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 2" x 4-7/8" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And a textured 1-3/4" x 4-5/8" piece of the silver foil paper.  I taped those layers together and I taped that to the card front.  

I stamped the dragonfly and die cut it. I did end up trimming closer to the image, a little bit of fussy cutting.  I took my black marker and colored around the edges of the dragonfly to hide any white showing.  A little trick I like to do that makes it look like I'm a REALLY good paper cutter!!!  Cheat, cheat, cheat!!! LOL

I added some silver thread to the back of the dragonfly and taped it in place.

The words are from the "You're Inspiring" set and were stamped using black Memento ink.  And that was it.  It's a pretty simple and easy card to make.  This would also make a great masculine card too!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Petal Palette, You're Inspiring, Birthday Card

I took a day off from stamping due to the HUGE annual garage sale in our neighborhood.  It's just crazy.  From 8 am on Saturday until 3 pm, there was a constant flow of people.  Never was there a time when there was no one in our garage or driveway.  I was exhausted by the end of the day. So tired that I had no energy to go to my workroom and make a card. So here I am today, Mother's Day, in my workroom getting a card in under the deadline!!  By deadline I mean, there is a time that you need to get your card posted or it becomes the next day's business.  So I'd better stop chatting here and get down to business!! LOL

This was a very easy card to make. And quick too.  Plus after making it I found an even quicker way to make it.  But that's okay, I'm fine with how I did it.  I liked the layout I saw on Pinterest

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

I took a quarter sheet of card stock along with the stitched square and a regular square die and die cut the frame.  The stitched square was the second largest one and the regular square was the 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" one.  I taped them together with a post it note and then ran it through my Big Shot.  I also cut a 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" square for the base of the square frame.  

I stamped the flowers from the "Petal Palette" set.  I colored them in with the Rich Razzleberry Blends markers.  And the leaves were colored in with the light Old Olive Blends.  I used the retired Soft Sky Blendabilities marker for around the flower.  I just scribbled it in.  I had also stamped another flower image and fussy cut the flowers. I also colored those and used Dimensionals to set them in place.  I added Dimensionals to the frame piece and set it in place on the stamped square piece.  Now here is where I could have just set the square stitched frame where I wanted it to go, lightly traced the square and then stamped and colored the image, erased the pencil marks and set the frame in place.  Either way works, just one less step to do the second way. 

The "Happy Birthday" was from the "You're Inspiring" set.  I don't use that set much, mostly for the "Happy Birthday" wording.  And that was it.  I think it's a very fun, clean and simple card to make.  Though I think if I make another one I will add a 2" x 2" piece of colored card stock layer behind the square.  The color would depend on the color of the flowers I'm working with. I may make up some of these squares to have on hand for when I need a quick card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, May 11, 2018

Petal Palette, Stylized Birthday, Birthday Card


I am REALLY hoping that there will be another large birthday word stamp. I LOVE how this takes up SO much real estate on a card.  Sometimes you can just get by with the word stamp alone and some decorative paper.   

This is a very fun and quick card to make.  Not to mention easy.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party card stock.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock that was stamped using the little flower image in the "Petal Palette" set and Pool Party ink.

I stamped the "Stylized Birthday" wording using black Memento ink. I die cut it with the largest oval die.  Then I took the largest scalloped oval and cut one out of Basic Black card stock.  I cut that piece in half and taped it to the back of the word oval.  Then I taped that to the Whisper White background piece.

I stamped and die cut the flower image from the "Petal Palette" set. I used the Pool Party and Old Olive Blends markers to color them in.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it!!  Pretty and quick too!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Petal Palate, Mother's Day Card, Teeny Tiny Wishes, 2018 Occasions Catalog

Today's card was a very fun one to make.  I found it on Pinterest and I pretty much copied it as it was.  I'm not sure of the colors but it's close enough!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a 2" x -4-3/4" piece of Basic Black.  On top of that is a 1-3/4" x 4-1/2" piece of crumb cake that I textured using an embossing folder.  

I die cut the branch using Old Olive.  I stamped the flowers using Calypso Coral ink. I die cut them out.  I stamped the bird using black Memento ink and die cut it out as well.  And I also die cut that lacy looking border strip at the bottom using Basic Black in,.  The branch and the lacy thing were die cut using a sticky sheet under them so they would become stickers and easy to place.

I stamped the words from the soon to retire "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set. I was kind of sad to see this set go, but I saw on the internet somewhere what is replacing it and I was pleased!!!  Though I may hang onto this set for a while longer.  I do like how it covers every occasion.  

I had also die cut a stitched circle using Whisper White card stock.

To assemble this card, I taped the Whisper White layer in place.  Then I taped the black and Crumb Cake layers together.  I taped them in place on the left side of the card.  Then I stuck the lacy looking piece in place.  I taped the circle in place and then the branch piece on top of that.  I added the flowers using Dimensionals and a tiny pearl to the center of each one.

I colored the bird with a blender pen and Calypso Coral ink. I set the bird in place using Dimensionals.  

I punched the words and set them in place with Dimensionals.  I added three larger pearls to the background and the card was done.

I thought it was such a pretty card!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Whole Lot of Lovely, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Birthday Card

Have you ever had some little pieces of your favorite Decorative Series Paper (DSP) left and you don't know what to do with it?  Is it too small to keep?  Is it too big to toss?  As for me, I save it all!!! And that is why my workroom is so full!! 

As I was trying to decide what to make today, I was looking at the package of the "Whole Lot of Lovely" DSP and there it was, this small 2" x 4" piece of DSP.  My favorite one in the package.  So I decided I would use it on a card today.

I got out the "Happy Birthday" Thinlits that is soon to retire and I die cut it using Basic Black card stock.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Calypso Coral. On top of that is a piece of Old Olive that I textured using the "Falling Snow" embossing folder.  I taped my 2" x 4" piece of DSP to the top of the Old Olive piece.  And then I stuck the "Happy Birthday" in place.  

I wasn't satisfied with how it looked so I added some tiny pearls to the DSP where the "sprig" looking items were.  I liked that part but the bottom still needed more. SO I added some pearls to the Old Olive piece.  And for the final touch, I drew over the letters with the Wink of Stella pen.  The card was finished and I didn't even laugh at it!!! LOL

This was a pretty quick and easy card to make and I was able to use my scrap DSP to do it!!! 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Petal Palette, Mother's Day Card

Okay, I was right.  The guilt got to me. I could not give my mom that messy card I made yesterday.  So I went back to the drawing board and created this card for her. One I'm much more proud to give to her!!

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 Rich Razzleberry.  And the focal piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".

I stamped the larger flower set and die cut it.  I had used black Memento ink for my stamping.

I set the flower on top of the focal piece and I stamped the longer set of flowers between the 12 and 1 o'clock position.  I stamped that same image around the 9 o'clock position.  And I stamped the double flower image at between the 3 and 4 o'clock position. 

I colored them in using the Blends markers. Old Olive for the leaves and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers.  I set the center flower piece in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the soon to retire "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set. And that was it. SO much quicker than yesterdays card plus 100 times prettier!!!  And this one was much more fun to make too!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 07, 2018

Petal Palette, Mother's Day Card

I can't quit laughing when I look at this card.  What a mess!!! LOL  This is not what was in my head when I started making this card.  But it's SO good for a laugh.  And I'm still going to give it to my mom!!!  Unless guilt gets the best of me and I decide to make a different card.  And knowing me I probably will!!!  But I will enjoy the laughter of this one. One word describes it, "mess". LOL

I used Melon Mambo for the base of my card.  

I printed the words on the computer since I didn't have a large "Happy Mother's Day" stamp.  I stamped some flowers from the "Petal Palette" set. And I die cut some leaves using Pearl Pizzazz and some budding stems using Whisper White.  And I just assembled the mess.  I don't even know how I can improve on this!!  I am seriously shaking my head and laughing!!!  I promise tomorrow I will have a much nicer card to share with you!!

Thank you every SO much for even looking today!!! LOL
Wanda

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Perennial Birthday, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, Sliding Pocket Technique

I found a fun tutorial on Pinterest. The instructions are very easy to follow and the measurements are not only spoken but also printed at the top of the video.

I watched the video and wrote down the measurements.  Then I watched it again and stopped it each time to go cut my pieces as I followed along.  

There was no name to this fun technique. In the video it said it was card sketch #26, I believe.

I do not have the new papers and inks yet. There's a new kit that is out but I'm going to wait. I just used what I had to make this fun card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive. My layers are Very Vanilla.  I used the scalloped circle because I don't have the new shimmering doilies yet.  I didn't have colored pearls, so I used my Blends marker and colored on 3 pearls.  Works for me!

What is so fun about this card is that there's a sliding pocket at the bottom of the front panel.  You just pull that ribbon piece down and the greetings slides out.   

I thought this was a very fun card to make and it's also extremely adorable!!!  There's a lot of paper cutting but it's SO worth it. But once you get the pieces cut and tape your layers together you are only down to a few pieces to finish off the card.  Click on the link above and go check out the fun video.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 05, 2018

We Must Celebrate, Birthday Card, 2018 Occasions Catalog

I have not played much with the "We Must Celebrate" set and it's going to be retiring at the end of May.  So I thought I would make a fun birthday card using it.  I love the font that is used in that set for the happy birthday.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Sweet Soiree" Decorative Series Paper.  Actually it's specialty paper because it has silver foil on one side of the sheet. I didn't use that side!  Yup, spend the extra money for foil and use the flat side!! LOL

I die cut a scalloped oval (the largest one in the set of oval dies) and I die cut a Whisper White oval.  I stamped the critters and cut them out.  I colored them using the Blends pens.  The words were stamped using black Memento ink and I trimmed them to 3/8" and the Old Olive layer was cut 5/8".  

To assemble my card I taped the background piece in place.  Then I taped the oval and scalloped layers together.  I set the critters on top to see where I wanted to make a gray colored line to represent a shadow under them. I colored that line in and then I set the critters in place using Dimensionals.  I taped the oval to the card front.  I taped the word and background layer together and set them in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it. Pretty simple and cute too!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, May 04, 2018

Guy Greetings, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Father's Day Card

I was intrigued by this fun card I found on Pinterest. I LOVED they way they cut off the "Birthday" from the die cut piece and just used the "Happy".  It was one of those "Why didn't I think of that" moments!!!  I have lots of those!

This was a very quick and simple card to make too!

I started out with a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On the left side I added a 5-1/2" x 1" piece of the wood Decorative Series 6" x 6" paper.  It comes in a plastic wrapper and it got ruined opening it, so I just use a clip to keep all the papers together.  I miss the tablet form that Stampin' Up! use to sell these in. So I don't have the name of this because I tossed the wrapper.  I layered that with a 1-1/8" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic Black card stock.

I die cut the "Happy" only catching a little bit of the "Birthday".  I trimmed off the pieces I didn't need and rounded the edges enough so it didn't look like I chopped off the pieces! I also used the sticky sheet to make the "Happy" a sticker. I really don't like gluing these pieces in place.

I stamped the "Father's Day" from the "Guy Greetings" set. I masked off the "Happy" and used black Memento ink to ink the image up.  And that was it.  Very quick and simple!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Thursday, May 03, 2018

Flourishing Phrases, Flourish Thinlits, Special Celebration, Wedding Card

White on white card are one of my favorite things.  I found a card on Pinterest and I thought I would change it up to make a white on white birthday card. 

I started out with a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  Then I added a "Garden Trellis" textured 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White. I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.

Then I die cut a scalloped circle that measures around 2-1/4".  I set it in place on the card using Dimensionals. I die cut 2 leaves from the Flourish Thinlits pack.  I taped the stems of the leaves together and them I set them on the circle with a small Dimensional.  There was a lot of sticky showing on that Dimensional so I didn't need any tape for the tiny bow I made.  Once I set the leaves in place the card no longer looked like a birthday card but a wedding card instead. So back to the shelf to see what wedding wording I had.

I stamped the words from the "Special Celebrations" set using Basic Gray ink and I trimmed them to 2-3/4" x 1-5/8".  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It's a much prettier wedding card than a birthday card!

A pretty quick and simple wedding card.  I think it would make a great anniversary card as well.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Swirly Bird, Guy Greetings, Father's Day Card

Oh my gosh!  I saw this card on Pinterest and I just had to make one.  I LOVE the "Swirly Bird" set (which is NOT retiring)!  I had the Mint Macaron ink and card stock because I never got around to getting rid of it when it retired.  SO happy I was lazy!!! LOL  But had I not had the Mint Macaron, I would have used Pool Party, I think it would have looked just fine. And now that I think of it, maybe the original card was done in Pool Party!! LOL  Doesn't matter, it looks good either way.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mint Macaron card stock.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.  

I die cut the waves using the framelits that were bundled with the "Swirly Bird" set.  I used the sticky sheets so once they were cut they were now stickers!  Ya gotta love that!!!  I hate gluing things like that and taping is nearly impossible.  I set the waves in place but didn't affix them.  I needed to see where the boat went.  I don't think I've ever used the boat from this set.  I stamped the bottom of the boat using Crumb Cake ink. The right sail was stamped using Night of Navy and the left with Mint Macaron.  

The words are from the "Guy Greetings" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink. I changed the wording on the card because I thought this would make a wonderful Father's Day card! And that was it. It was a super easy and quick card to make.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Guy Greetings, Father's Day Card

The "Guy Greetings" set was one of my favorite masculine "go to "sets when I need any type of masculine card.  I'm sad to see it retiring.  I am going to hang on to it for a while longer though. I do sell many masculine cards at the craft fairs and I need to have some fun and easy masculine stamp sets to create them.

I found this card on Pinterest, thought I did make a few changes. The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla.  On top of that is the "True Gentleman" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I cut the left plaid piece 3-1/4" x 3-3/4" and the green piece on the right was cut 1-5/8" 3-3/4".  Before I taped them in place, I stamped the car in the middle of the Very Vanilla piece.  I die cut it with the stitched oval die.  I find I get a sharper image with the new foam pads if I just have my image facing up and I bring the ink pad to the image. I let gravity work for pressing it into the image. I do that 3 times and I always seem to have just the right amount of ink on the image. I get nice crisp images ever time.  Give it a try and see what you think.

After I got the car cut out I taped the DSP to the Very Vanilla piece.  Then I wrapped a piece of the Night of Navy corduroy ribbon around it and taped the edges to the back.  Then I taped those two layers on top of the card base.

I die cut a Night of Navy circle using the 2-11/16" circle from the "Layering Circles" framelit pack.  I After taping the car to the circle, added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

I cut 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the greetings on it using Night of Navy ink.  I cut a 2" x 3" piece of Night of Navy card stock for the layer.  

I set the circle in place on the card front and then added the words. I did not put a Dimensional on the corner where the word "day" is. I just used tape there.  And that was it.  A pretty quick Father's Day card.  It would also make a great birthday card or get well card too. 

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda