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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Painted Harvest, Southern Serenade, Birthday Card

I found a fun card on the internet and thought I would make one something like it.  The original card can be found here

I did change the colors because Marina Mist is no longer available. I used Bermuda Bay instead.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Bermuda Bay. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.  I had stamped the flower from the "Painted Harvest" set using Coastal Cabana for the larger flower image. Then I used Bermuda Bay for the smaller flower. The center of the flower is Crushed Curry.

I die cut the circle using the Stitched circle die. Then I die cut a scalloped Crushed Curry circle.

I stamped the leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink. I set the circle in place so I know where to add them. I added the dots using Crushed Curry ink.

The words are from the "Southern Serenade" set using Bermuda Bay ink.

I set the flower circle in place using Dimensionals. I added a knotted ribbon piece to the circle. The ribbon is retired but I'm just using what I have.

And that was it.  It's a quick and simple card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Signs of Santa, Santa's Signpost, Snowflake Sentiments, Christmas Card

I will try not to make too many Christmas cards before Halloween.  I just had an idea and ran with it. I wanted Mrs. Clause to have her arm hanging over the panel like she's casually wishing you a Merry Christmas.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Garden Green card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.

The left panel is a piece of Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) from the "Santa's Workshop". The specialty means the paper has flocking on it.  The image I die had flocking on her apron (that you can't see!).  The SDSP was cut 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" and the Poppy Parade card stock was cut 2-1/2" x 3-1/2".  

I stamped the words from the "Snowflake Sentiments" stamp set using Poppy Parade ink. Under the words reads, "From our family to yours". I masked them off, I only wanted the "Merry Christmas". The words were stamped on a 1-3/8 x 2-3/8" piece of Whisper White and layered on top of a 1-5/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Poppy Parade card stock.

I die cut Mrs. Clause from the SDSP and fussy cut around her elbow and across her apron top.  I did trim up the elbow a little, it didn't quite curve enough for me.  I taped her bottom half plus the elbow to the word layers. I set the words layers in place using Dimensionals.

I fussy cut the cookies and the candy cane from the pieces of SDSP that I would have normally tossed in recycling!  I cut some small pieces of Dimensionals for the candy cane and one small one for the cookies and I set them in place on the card. 

It was a fun card and sort of looked like what I had in mind.  Now off to work on something NOT Christmas.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, September 28, 2018

Seasonal Chums, Toil & Trouble, Halloween Card

You almost don't need any stamps when it comes to some of these Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs.  The card made here used the "Toil & Trouble" 12" x 12" paper pack. No dies were used, just the DSP.  I found this card on the Internet. You can see the original card here.  

This is a very easy card to make too.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  The card stock was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side of the paper.  

I cut the front at 2-3/4" and I used that part cut off for the layering of the DSP.

I cut a 4" x 2-1/2" piece of the DSP with the adorable frogs on it.  This is the only time I like frogs, when they are drawings on paper!!! LOL I also cut a 7/8" x 4" piece of the frog DSP.  I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card and then added that 7/8" strip to the right side and I taped the other cut piece to the front of the card.

I cut a 2-7/8" x 2-1/2" piece of the DSP for the front. I made sure I got the dotted border in at the top and that there is room on both sides of the cauldron and the cat.  I taped that piece of DSP to a 3-1/8" x 2-3/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.

I added some Dimensionals to the one side of the back of the panel. You don't want to add it to the entire piece because you won't be able to open your card! 

I stamped the words from the "Seasonal Chums" set using black Memento ink on Granny Apple Green card stock. I used the "Classic Label" to punch them out and I also set them in place with Dimensionals.  

I took my black Sharpie marker and colored two crystal rhinestones and set them in place on either side of the words.  And that was it.

This was a fun and extremely quick card to make!  Plus I LOVE this layout.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Toil & Trouble, September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Halloween Card

While I was at a stamping event on Saturday, I saw a card similar to this on display and I took a photo of it to make at a later date.  I always take photos at these types of events and I rarely make any of the cards I take pictures of. 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  This card opens on the right.

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And on top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a 2-3/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Toil & Trouble" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I taped the DSP in place on top of the Whisper White piece.  I stamped some bats in the upper right corner using black Memento ink. The stamps were from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I've been having a lot of fun with the stamps in that set.  I taped a piece of black ribbon to the card front and I taped it on the back.  I took a small piece of ribbon and tied a knot.  I like adding my knots that way because I can slide them anywhere I want.

The words are also from the Paper Pumpkin set. I stamped them using black Memento ink. I die cut the circle and I die cut a scalloped circle from Gorgeous Grape card stock. I taped the circles together. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the card front.

I fussy cut the hat from the "Toil & Trouble" DSP. I could have used the die to cut it out but I didn't want to have to cut my 12" x 12" DSP and ruin some hats.  Who knows, I may end up using them all!  Or not!!! LOL

This was a fun card to make and it's so much fun with some great purples back in the Stampin' Up! color repertoire!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Halloween Card,

I found a fun card on Pinterest and I wanted to recreate it. What interested me about the card I found was the background paper.  And as it turned out, it was some Designer Series Paper (DSP) with tiny little dots. You can see that paper in the link here

So I looked through my stamp sets to find some tiny dots and I didn't have anything. But I did find some dots in the "Perennial Birthday" set. I stamped them on a quarter sheet of Whisper White card stock. I purposely left some spaces open to stamp spiders. The spiders are from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit. I used Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and black Memento ink to stamp the spiders.

The base of my card is folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  This card opens on the right.  

I added a piece of Mango Melody cut 4" x 5-1/4".  I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock 3-1/4" x 4-3/8".  And then I cut my custom background image 3-1/8" x 4-1/4".  I taped those layers together.

I took a piece of the DSP from the "Toil & Trouble" 12" x 12" pack.  I cut that piece 7/8" x 4".  I cut a Basic Black strip 1" x 4".  I taped those two layers together and before I set them on top of the card front using Dimensionals, I stamped the "eeeek" from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I also stamped a spider on the left side of the green DSP.

I die cut the witches hat from the same DSP pack. I set it in place with snail tape.  And that was it.  It's a very easy and quick card to make. Plus I thought it was fun making that cute background.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Halloween Card, Kid Friendly

Here's a fun kid friendly Halloween card I found that used the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love finding alternative cards to make with the Paper Pumpkin kits. I found this card on Pinterest.  There's a video that shows how to make this card. I did change it a little.

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 the "Toil & Trouble" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

I die cut a 2-11/16" circle using Mango Melody card stock.  I wanted some thing orangy but not like Pumpkin Pie and I didn't want it yellow like Daffodil Delight.  The Mango Melody was a perfect color for this card.

I stamped a few bats from the Paper Pumpkin kit and then set the moon in place using snail tape.  I added the foil behind the ghost and set it in place using Dimensionals.  I set the ghost in place a little off to the side and bottom.

The foil "Boo" is from the Paper Pumpkin kit. It's a sticker and I set it in place off to the right to balance out the card.  And that was it.  I thought it was a super easy and quick card to make, oh and very fun too!

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, September 24, 2018

Petal Promenade, Petal Palette, Petals & More, Wedding or Anniversary Card

I am having a lot of fun with the "Petal Promenade" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  The images in this pack make it easy to whip up a quick card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Mossy Meadow. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Petal Promenade" DSP.  

I cut a 5" piece of burlap ribbon and cut the ends to the ribbon end look.  I taped that in place with Tear & Tape. You need something stickier than snail.  

I stamped the words from the "Petal Palette" set using black Memento ink. I die cut it with a die from the "Petals & More" dies. I had purchased the bundle so I had both the stamps and the dies.  I chose "congratulations" so I could use it for either a wedding card or an anniversary card.  I set it in place with Dimensionals.

I die cut the branch/stems image from the "Petals & More" die set. I cut it down to fit in the area I was focused with.  I just added a little snail and stuck it under the ribbon.  And that was it. A super fun, quick and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Warm Hearted, Santa's Workshop, Christmas Card

I know it's a little early for Christmas cards but today I'm going to a stamping event and I wanted to make a card from the 2018 Holiday catalog.  I didn't get very many items from the catalog and I'm just working with what I have.

This is made like the card I made yesterday.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

The layers are as follows: 3-1/4" x 4-3/8", 3" x 4-1/8", 2-7/8" x 4".

Check yesterday's post for the how to on making the circles line up.

I used the "Merry Christmas" from the "Warm Hearted" stamp set.  I think it would have been better if the words were thicker so they would stand out better.  But in person you can see it a little better.

The cute little guy in the center of the circle is from the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  The "Specialty" in this paper is the flocking on it.  This guy has flocking on his hat and the pom pom of his hat.  Cute, huh?  I took my Wink of Stella pen and added some sparkle to the flocked areas.  

Again, this was a fun card to make and it's my favorite layout.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 22, 2018

September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Halloween Card

Here is one of my favorite layouts. I like it because it allows me to use those smaller images.  See how the layout highlights that small pumpkin from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.

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

I cut a 3" x 4-1/8" piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and on top of that is a 2-7/8" x 4" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Toil & Trouble" 12" x 12" pack.  I thought the dotted Lemon Lime Twist DSP was perfect for this card.

To make the holes line up evenly, you use a little repositionable tape to hold the pieces in place.  I try to tape them in the area where I will be punching the circle out.  Your first punch is the 1-1/4" circle. I drop the taped layers down to the bottom of the punch and line up the sides as best as I can. If you want to make sure it's perfectly centered, you will want to punch out a circle of scrap and then lightly trace the circle onto the DSP and then punch through the layers.  You don't have to erase the pencil marks because you will be punching the DSP circle larger.  I used the 1-3/8" circle punch with a piece of scrap copier paper under the DSP so the DSP won't crush, rip or pinch the circle ring punching it will form. You are learning from my mistake!!  Once the holes are punched you can line up the layers and tape them together.

I tied the black and silver Baker's twine around the panel a couple of times and added some Dimensionals to the back.  Make sure you add Dimensionals around the circle area too.

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the pumpkin.  I colored the stem with the Early Espresso marker and I colored in the eyes with the Daffodil Delight marker. Remove the Dimensionals around the circle and center the pumpkin and set it in place.

The words are also from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the smallest oval die and I die cut an oval scallop to go behind it.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals too. 

Remove the Dimensionals from the back of the focal panel and set that in place on top of the Whisper White piece.  Then tape that piece to the card base.  Add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and you are done!!!

Fun, wasn't it?

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, September 21, 2018

September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Halloween Card

While looking for other cards to make using the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit, I found one similar to mine! This link is to a step by step video on what to do. You can see that video here.  

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 Gorgeous Grape card stock.

I took a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the little bats from the Paper Pumpkin kit using black Memento ink.   I taped that piece in place over the Gorgeous Grape piece.

I too one of the orange tags from the kit and cut it in half. I took a striped baggie and cut it 1" x 2" and used glue dots to set it in place on top of the tag. I added the baker's twine that came with the kit. I wrapped it around the tag three times and tied a bow. I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.

The bat is from the kit. I added a glue dot to the back of the head and a Dimensional to the center of the body and set the bat in place.  

The "eeeek" is from the kit. It's a purple sticker. I set it in place on the bottom part of the bats panel.

This was very fun Halloween card to make.  And kid friendly too.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Halloween Card

The September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit has a LOT of little baggies to fill with candy candy make the toppers.  I didn't need that many cute baggies so I decided to make a card and this is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic Black card stock.  The green dotted paper is from the "Toil & Trouble" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I cut the DSP 4" x 5-1/4".  

I took the spider baggie and cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock 1-3/4" x 4-1/8". I cut the front of the baggie and taped the sides to the back of the card stock.  I taped that piece to a 1-7/8" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. 

I took one of the tags from the kit and stamped spiders all over it using black Memento ink. The spiders are from the Paper Pumpkin set. There's two in the kit. I think they're adorable.  I cut the tag in half and slipped it under the Pumpkin Pie layer.  I taped it in place on the card front.

I added two of the die cut ghosts that came with the kit. I set them in place using Dimensionals.  

The "Boo" also came in the kit. It's a foil sticker and I set it in place on the bottom part of the card.  Cute, huh?  A kid friendly Halloween card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Beautiful Bouquet, Petal Promenade, Anniversary Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Petal Promenade, Sympathy Card

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, September 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Petal Promenade Paper,

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, September 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

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

This card was quick and easy to make too.  

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

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

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

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, September 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Colorful Season, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Fall Masculine Birthday Card

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

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

Next I set the squares in place using Dimensionals.  

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

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

Such a fun, quick and simple card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Saturday, September 08, 2018

Better Together, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, September 07, 2018

Petal Palette, Better Together, Birthday Card

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

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Real Red card stock. I die cut the scalloped circle and used a smaller circle to cut out the center so I had a scalloped ring. I taped the Real Red piece to the Whisper White piece.

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

I used glue to set the scalloped circle in place.

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Petal Palette, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Petal Palette, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

I set the flower image in place using Dimensionals.

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

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

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

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Early Espresso that I die cut the scalloped circle from before taping it to the card base. And the top layer is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Crushed Curry that was textured using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, September 03, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Sunday, September 02, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 01, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This would also make a great get well card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda