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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Flourishing Phrases, Thank You Card, Blends Faux Sponging Technique

While surfing the net I had found a card that used this fun technique.  I don't know the name of the technique.  You can see the original card here.  There's  very little information on how this card was made. 

I rarely use Basic Gray card stock, so this was a little different for me! 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Gray card stock with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White on the inside.

I cut a piece of Basic Gray card stock 4-3/8" x 3-1/4".  I used my embossing buddy over the card stock before I stamped the dandelions with Versa Mark.  The dandelions are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set.  I embossed them with white embossing powder.  The words are from the "Flourishing Phrases" set and I also embossed them with white embossing powder.

I die cut the words using the stitched oval die and the layer behind was die cut using Highland Heather card stock.  Die cut the scalloped oval from the 4-1/2" x 3-3/8" piece that will be used as the layer behind the focal piece.

After I embossed the dandelions, I took my light and dark Highland Heather Blends pens and colored in the centers of the dandelions.  I just colored in a circle with the light pen first and then I colored over the center of the flower and a little bit beyond with the darker pen.  And that was it for the coloring.  It kind of gives it that sponged on color look without all the work.  Maybe the technique should be called "Blends Faux Sponging"?  Now I have to add it to the title of this post!!!

I taped the focal image and the Highland Heather layers together and set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  I taped the ovals together and set them in place using Dimensionals as well.  And the card was done.

It's a quick and easy technique!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Signs of Santa, Santa's Workshop SDSP, Christmas Card, 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I needed to make a quick card because I had to post to my blog and it was getting late. I am fighting a horrible cold and it's draining my energy.  I figured I could make a quick card and get it posted in time if I used the "Signs of Santa" set.  SO here's my quick card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is the green dotted paper from the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  This particular piece of the SDSP does not have any fuzzy features to it on either side so I didn't feel sad about using one side over the other!

I stamped Santa using black Memento ink. I cut the Whisper White card stock for the image at 3-1/8" x 3-1/8".  And I cut the Poppy Parade layer 3-1/4" x 3-1/4".  I taped those two layers together and placed Dimensionals on the back.  The words are from the same set and I stamped them using Garden Green ink.

I took some of the new white "Metallic Edge" ribbon.  I taped the edges of the ribbon to the back and I tied a bow on the right side. I like those kinds of bows because you can slide them along the ribbon strip and place them where you wish. After adding the ribbon I taped the SDSP in place on top of the card base.

I removed the protective backing from the Dimensionals and set Santa in place.

The inside reads, "... and more!" and I stamped them using Garden Green ink.  And that was it.  A quick and simple card.  And now I'm off to go lay down again.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 29, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Birthday Card

I took the day off yesterday. I had such a horrible head cold and it hurt to breathe. Plus I had no voice. Not that I needed a voice to stamp but I was just feeling awful.  All the rest I got yesterday was just what I needed because today I feel pretty good. Just a nasty cough. I have not been sick in 3 years and I forget how awful it is!!

Today's card was very fun to make. I was trying to figure out what to do with those 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" squares in the "Petal Promenade" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  There's quite a few of those squares in the pack plus there's some rectangle ones. I was able to find a use for the rectangle ones a lot easier than these square ones.  But I did manage to make it work to where I was happy with the outcome.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Blackberry Bliss card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Whisper White card stock that I textured using the new "Tuffted" embossing folder.  I like using that folder, it's got such an elegant look to it.

I cut a 2" x 5-1/8" piece of the DSP.  This was from a full 12" x 12" sheet of all flowers.  VERY pretty!  I also cut the layer behind it 2-1/8" x 5-1/4" using Blackberry Bliss card stock.  I taped it in place on top of the embossed piece.  

I cut out one of the squares to measure 3" x 3" and I cut the layer behind it 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" using Blackberry Bliss card stock.  I stamped the birthday greeting from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Blackberry Bliss ink.  Then I taped those two layers together and I set them in place on the card front using Dimensionals.   I added three of the Blackberry Bliss "Faceted Dots" to the bottom part of the square, just under the words and that was it. 

It was a pretty quick and very simple card to make. Plus I got to use the square floral frame image in a way that I actually liked!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I'm not a big fan of today's card.  I was trying to find a way to use the Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) with the words on it.  I failed!!  But don't despair, I will try again another day!!  LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron.  

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  To that I taped a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the SDSP from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" paper pack.  This SDSP has some shimmer to the images.  The words don't but the images on the other side have the shimmer.  In real life it's very pretty.

I cut a strip of the green SDSP 1-1/4" x 5-1/8".  I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock 1-3/8" x 5-1/8" and taped it to the green strip.  I taped the green strip layer to the SDSP layers.  I took a piece of black sparkle ribbon about 7" long and taped the ends to the back of the layer.  I used Scotch tape to hold the ribbon in place.  I slipped the end of the ribbon under the piece I taped down and tied a knot and clipped the ribbon from the spool.  I do it like that instead of cutting the piece off the spool so I don't waste as much ribbon.

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I die cut them using the oval framelit dies.  I also die cut a Basic Black scalloped oval for the layer.  I taped the two ovals together and set them in place on front of the card using Dimensionals.  

I taped the layers to the card front, added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and it was done!  It was simple enough to make but I don't care much for the look of it!!!  I'll try to come up with something else using that word sheet. It was a fun card to make, I do like the layout!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, October 26, 2018

Santa's Signpost, Signs of Santa, Santa's Workshop, Christmas Card

I'm sneaking in a quick and easy Christmas card.  I know it's not even Halloween, but I am going to be adding a few every now and then because I didn't get to play with my Christmas stamps as much as I would have liked to last year because I waited until December to make them.  SO I will be popping them in before it's time!!!  I look at is as they are here for those who want to get an early start on their Christmas cards.

I used the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  The specialty part of this paper pack is that there is velvet areas.  On this Santa his hat and pom pom are fuzzy.  I made a card several weeks back using an elf from that same paper and I added Wink of Stella to the fuzzy part to glitter it up a little.  It was cute!! 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Poppy Parade card stock.  I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the stripped SDSP.  This striped piece has fuzz on the white parts.  Fun to touch, plus it gives it some interesting depth.  I cut a 5-1/8" x 1-1/4" piece of the red and white dotted SDSP from the same pack. I taped those two on top of the Poppy Parade.  But before I taped them I die cut the scalloped circle to save on paper!!!  I die cut it directly in the center and no one is the wiser!!  I taped the ends of a 7" piece of the new Poppy Parade "Textured Weave Ribbon" to the back of the card. I made sure it covered where the two SDSP's meet.  I slid a piece of ribbon under the taped 7" piece and tied a knot and then I cut it from the spool.  

I die cut a Whisper White circle just a little smaller than the Poppy Parade one.  I taped the two together.  I had die cut the Santa from the same SDSP pack.  This pack has some fun and cute characters in it. I can't wait to play with it some more.  There's not a lot of these Santas, but not to worry if you really like him. There's a stamp and the matching die so you can stamp and color your own.  That is what I did for our Christmas cards.  I'm kind of thrilled that I have them all stamped,  die cut, and colored!  Yes, I did say colored!!  I have a couple more elements for our card that I need to cut and then they are ready to assemble.  I'm hoping to assemble them the weekend of Thanksgiving. and get them out in the mail that following Monday. Don't be jealous, I plan that every year and a week before Christmas I'm rushing to get them done and out before the 25th!!  Life just happens to get in the way of my plans!

Okay, where was I before my ramble?  I set the Santa in place with Dimensionals.  I added 3 red rhinestones to the Whisper White circle.  I colored them with a red Sharpie.  I LOVE coloring the rhinestones.  And I especially love it that the Blends alcohol markers allows you to color them in a matching color that you need (as long as it's in the Blends colors!).  I set the circle in place on top of the card.

You can see the original card I found on Pinterest.  I changed it a little. My bow is different and I used rhinestones instead of fussy cutting those tiny peppermint candies. I didn't want to spend any time doing that.  I suppose I could have found small punches and punched them out but I didn't feel much like doing that either. Once I had the idea of the red rhinestones, I was pretty much set!

This was a very fun card to make. I think it's cute and it was super easy!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Toil & Trouble, Cauldron Boil, Cauldron Framelits, Halloween Candy Bar Sleeve

It's a little difficult to see here but there's a big 4 oz. Ghirardelli candy bar in there.  It's for my hubby.  It's 100% cacao.  I shiver just thinking about it.  I'm not very fond of semi-sweet chocolate but 100%.  A Robitussin shiver comes over me just thinking about even a taste of it!! NO thanks!!!  LOL  

I took the frogs sheet from the "Toil & Trouble" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I just set the candy bar on top of the DSP and folded the paper around it. I ran my fingers across the edges to form the fold lines.  Then I removed the candy bar and actually folded those lines nice and crisp! 

Then the decorating.  I die cut the spider web, the witch, cat and cauldron.  I had die cut the web using double sided sticky sheet so it could be a sticker.  I set that in place behind the witch.  

The words are from the "Cauldron Boil" and were stamped using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. I punched them out using a 1" circle punch.  I taped it directly to the Crushed Curry layer.  Oh, behind that Crushed Curry piece is a layer of Basic Black card stock.

I set the witch, cat and cauldron in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Now I'm off to deliver it to the hubby so he leaves the candy alone that's meant for the Trick or Treaters!  He's the worst!

This is a fun way to dress up a candy bar.  I plan on doing something like this for Christmas too.  Now if it were me, I wouldn't need another candy bar.  There would be plenty of this one left over for years to come!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cauldron Bubble, Toil & Trouble, September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Halloween Card

I think the "Polaroid" technique is a very fun one to play with.  You can find the instructions and measurements for it here.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the starred "Toil & Trouble" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I was going to add a layer of Crushed curry (4-1/8" x 5-3/8") behind the DSP but I decided to omit it.  

I cut the Polaroid piece using Crushed Curry card stock. I cut a 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Very Vanilla card stock to go behind the Polaroid piece.  

I die cut a spider web from the "Cauldron" Framelits using Basic Black card stock.  I clued the two edges of the web to the edges of the Polaroid frame.  

I lined up the Very Vanilla piece and tape it in place on the DSP.  I added Dimensionals to the frame and set it in place. 
I die cut a cauldron from the "Toil & Trouble" card stock and taped it in place on the Very Vanilla piece. 

I punched a bat using Basic Black card stock and the "Spooky Bats" punch. I glued it in place. Glue was added to the center of the bat only.  I took a toothpick and added two glue eye dots and sprinkled some ultra find red glitter on it.  I think Halloween bats should have red eyes!  If you click on the photo you can see the eyes better.

The words are from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  They were purple. I took a black Sharpie marker and colored them in.  They are a sticker, so I just had to remove it and set it in place.  And that was it, the card was done.

I thought it was a very fun card to make. I SO love that spider web. I think that is the main reason (other than the cat die) why I bought the set.  If you make 4 web pieces, you can make a complete web circle with them.  Fun!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Beautiful Bouquet, Tuffed Embossing Folder, Petal Promenade DSP, Wedding Card

Today I got to play with the new "Tuffed" embossing folder. I think I played with it once already, but I make so many cards I can't remember!  I just think it's pretty and I am glad I got to play with it.  I had found a card on Pinterest and thought I would try to recreate it.  I can not find that card to link to it.  My card is pretty similar.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I textured the front with the "Tufted" embossing folder.  

I cut a piece of the "Petal Promenade" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5-1/2" x 2-1/2".  I cut a layer behind it using Powder Pink card stock. It was cut 5-1/2" x  2-3/4".  

I die cut a stitched circle using Blushing Bride card stock. I wanted that circle to be a little darker than the Powder Pink.  I used a smaller circle on the center and die cut them both at the same time. I used some old Washi tape to hold the dies together so I could cut them.  I set the ring in place on the card using Dimensional pieces.

I used a smaller stitched circle die to cut the words.  The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.  Make sure you don't place them where the ring meets the word circle.  In the original card the words were down on the circle around the 5 o'clock mark instead of the 10 o'clock mark that I have mine at.  I didn't like the words so close to the white, it kind of blended in.  Moving them to the DSP made them stand out better.  I did leave some space under the words for some rhinestones or pearls. I have not put them on yet because I have not made up my mind what I want there.

It was a pretty quick and simple card to make. 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 22, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Wedding Card

I almost felt guilty after making this card. It went together so quickly that it was almost like not stamping.  It was really just not a lot of stamping!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock. I don't use Blackberry Bliss much and it worked SO well in this card.  This card opens at the bottom.

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Petal Promenade" Designer Series Paper (DSP).

I took a 7" piece of the "Polka Dot Tulle" ribbon.  I taped the ends to the back of the DSP.  

I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut the words out using the Stitched ovals die.  I also die cut a Blackberry Bliss Scalloped oval for the layer behind the words.  I taped those two layers together.  I added Dimensionals on the back and set it in place on top of the ribbon on the DSP. 

I took an 8" piece of the Polka Dot ribbon and made a bow. I set the bow in place using a glue dot.  And that was it.  I told you it went together so quickly.  Oh and by the way, the guilty feeling went away!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Wishing You Well, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I had a scrap strip of the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  This SDSP has a shimmer to it but I didn't use the side that had the pretty shimmer.  But the shimmer is why it's called "special".

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

My SDSP strip measured 5-1/8" x 1-5/8".  The Early espresso layer behind it measured 5-1/4" x 1-3/4".  I taped those two layers together and set them in place on the left side of the card.  

I stamped the image from the "Wishing You Well" set using Mint Macaron ink.  The Whisper White piece was cut 2-3/4" x 3-3/4".  I cut an Early Espresso layer 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" and I taped the two layers together. I set them in place on the card using Dimensionals. I tried to center the pieces as much as I could. 

I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Early Espresso ink.  I die cut the words using the oval stitched die. I die cut a scalloped oval using Early Espresso card stock.  I didn't plan ahead and use the layer behind the strip or behind the leafy bundle but I did have a small scrap so I didn't have to use a fresh sheet of card stock for my scalloped oval.  I taped the words to the scalloped oval.  I added Dimensionals and set the words in place where a bow would be on the bundle.  

And for the final touch, I added some rhinestones to the leafy bundle.  To mail this I will just add a piece of thick card stock to the top and pop it in the mail.  You can also turn the card "inside out" and mail it like that too. I like to add some reinforcement to my cards with these types of embellishments.  It seems that if it's smooth on the outside it goes through the mail better.

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Beautiful Bouquet, Toil & Trouble, Masculine Fall Birthday Crd

Today I thought it would be a nice change to make something different with the "Toil & Trouble" Designer Series Paper (DSP) instead of a Halloween card.  Fall birthday cards are nice and they most often lean towards the masculine side.  This card could also be a fall thank you or Thanksgiving card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that are the upper left and bottom right corner pieces.  I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock and I cut it from the right tip to the left side. Mark the left side 3-1/8" and cut from the tip to the mark.  I took the other end and used it as a template for the bottom corner.

I cut the DSP 3-3/4" x 5".  I made a mark on the side at 3" and I cut from the tip to the mark.  Again I used the cut piece as a template for the bottom piece.  I taped the DSP to the Early Espresso card stock and then I taped those pieces in place on the front of the card.

I took a scrap piece of Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie and using the middle two stitched squares I die cut the frames.  I also used the smaller one to cut a piece of Whisper White card stock so I could set it in the middle with the greetings on.  

I slipped the frames into each other and glued them where they met.  I stamped the words on the Whisper White piece using Early Espresso ink. The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set.  I glued the word piece on but there wasn't a lot of places to add glue so when I was adding the Dimensionals, I made sure they crossed over to the word piece to help hold it in place.  I set the word frames in place on the card and that was it.  Pretty easy and quick AND it wasn't a Halloween card!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 19, 2018

Toil & Trouble, September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Halloween Card

Yup, I still have Paper Pumpkin pieces left. And I had a piece of the "Toil & Trouble" Designer Series Paper (DSP) sitting on my worktable, so I thought I would combine the two and make a quick Halloween card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 3-5/8"" x 4-5/8" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And on top of that is the DSP.  I cut it to 3-1/2" x 4-1/2".  

I tied a black and silver piece of Baker's Twine around the card 3 times and then I tied a bow.  

The "eeeek" is from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I set it in place over the twine.  The "eeeek" is a sticker so it was easy to apply.

The bats are also from the kit and I set them in place using Dimensionals.  

I stamped the words from the kit using black Memento ink. 

I taped the DSP to the Basic Black card stock.  I set those in place on the card base using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  A super quick and easy card to make using stuff that was sitting around!  And it's pretty kid friendly too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cauldron Bubble, Toil & Trouble, Swirly Bird, Halloween Card

I liked the "Toil & Trouble" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and I thought the witch in it was adorable but I wasn't sure how I was going to work her into a card.  And since I rarely put my stuff away when I finish a card I saw the DSP sitting out and the "Swirly Bird" bundle still sitting out.  Last year I had made a pumpkin using the swirly die in "Swirly Bird" die set.  So I used Pumpkin Pie card stock to make the swirly pumpkin.  I glued it in place on a 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  

The base of the card is a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5'1/4" piece of Granny Apple Green card stock.  And the Whisper White piece with the swirly pumpkin on it was cut 3-5/8" x 4-7/8".

I die cut the cute witch from the DSP and I die cut the cat from another piece of DSP in the same package.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words using Gorgeous Grape card stock and I was done.

I thought it was a quick and easy card to make.  Plus it was fun!  I was happy that I finally got around to playing with the witch.  She looks kind of magical holding the cat like she is.

There's quite a few witches on the paper and different colors of clothing. I chose this one because she was the last full one on the piece of DSP. The other side of this piece of DSP has an orange background with tiny black cats all over it.  Sometimes it's tough to decide which side of the DSP to use! 

And this is another kid friendly Halloween card!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cauldron Bubble, Toil & Trouble, Swirly Bird, Halloween Card

I finally got to play with the spider web die cut.  I think it's a big part of the reason I wanted to buy this "Cauldron Bubble" bundle.  

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

I took a strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Toil & Trouble" DSP 12" x 12" pack.  I cut that strip 5-1/4" x 1-1/8".  I cut a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock 5-1/4" x 1-3/8".  I taped those layers together and then I taped them to the left side of the card.

I die cut two spider web wedges using Basic Black card stock. I did add the double sided sticky paper to the card stock so I could make these into stickers. I just couldn't imagine gluing those tiny pieces.  I set them in place as you see on the card. I lined the edges up so it looked like a half a web.

Next I die cut a Gorgeous Grape swirl from the "Swirly Bird" set.  I did have to glue it in place but at least these lines were thicker than the spider web!

I also die cut a cauldron from the "Toil & Trouble" DSP paper pack. I set it in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Cauldron Bubble" set and I stamped them using Gorgeous Grape ink.

And that was it.  A very fun and quick Halloween card to make! And it's another kid friendly card.  I think I need to start a new category on the right side bar for Kid Friendly cards.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cauldron Bubble, Toil & Trouble, Halloween Card, Kid Friendly Cards

Today I thought I would make a card using the cat image I die cut from the "Toil & Trouble" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12" x 12" pack. Personally I LOVE cats and this cat is adorable!  I kind of wanted to keep it but I have a room full of "I should keep this stuff for no real reason". LOL

I had a lot of fun making this card.  This is one of my favorite layouts for small images. 

I used Basic Black for the base of my card. Crushed Curry for the yellowish layer and the stars paper is from the same DSP pack as the cat.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I was going to use the "Happy Halloween" from the Cauldron Bubble set but I didn't want to die cut ovals and scallops. Plus the white words pop out too much. Perhaps I should have used Very Vanilla card stock instead.  It would have toned it down a bit.  But then it wouldn't match the white outline of the cat.  So, it is what it is. I stamped the words using black Memento ink and I used the "Classic Label" punch on the words. I set them in place using Dimensionals.

And one more thing I like about this Halloween card is that it's kid friendly. It's not scary at all.

The measurements for this card can be found here.  I have made many cards like this and have always enjoyed making them.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Cauldron Bubble, Toil & Trouble, Halloween Card

I have made several cards using the "Recessed Panel" technique.

It's difficult to see, but the base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black. I could have used Whisper White, or  actually any other color.  

The frog images are from the "Toil & Trouble" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I just needed a little strip of the DSP. It's a waste to use a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of the DSP.  

I die cut the cauldron from the "Toil & Trouble" DSP.  The cat is also from that paper pack and I used the matching die for that too.  Cute kitty, huh?  

And the bat is from the "Spooky Bats" paper punch.  I punched using Basic Black card stock.

The words are from the "Cauldron Bubble" stamp set and I stamped them using Gorgeous Grape card stock.

You can find the directions and measurements for the card here.  This card didn't turn out exactly as I was thinking it would, but it's a pretty cute kid friendly card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Frosted Floral, Birthday Card, Clean and Simple

I was asked to make some quick, clean and simple cards, so here we go!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Blackberry Bliss card stock. This card opens at the bottom.

On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.  If you don't want to use a full quarter sheet you can cut it 5-1/4" x 2-1/8".  You do need a little to overlap in case your cutter is off so you don't see the Blackberry Bliss where the two pieces meet.

I cut a piece of "Frosted Floral" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) 2" x 5-1/4".  It's called "specialty" because it's frosted. The whole image, not just the flowers, is covered in a pretty shimmer.  It's very difficult to see it on this photo. You can click on the photo for a closer look but it's just too hard to see. But in person, it's beautiful!  I taped the SDSP in place using snail tape.  On my card, I did cut my Whisper White piece 4" x 5-1/4".  

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White and stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Black Memento ink.  I should have used BlackBerry Bliss ink but I didn't think of that until I put the card on my post and was looking at it.  I die cut the words using an oval die.

I die cut a Blackberry Bliss scalloped oval and I taped the word oval to it. I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.  And there you have it.  A clean and simple card to make.  It can always be jazzed up by adding texture to the Whisper White quarter sheet piece before taping it in place. Some pearls or rhinestones could be added to the flowers on top.  Probably pearls, because of the shimmer of the paper.  A piece of ribbon could be added where the SDSP and card stock meet.  So you can start out with a clean and simple card and embellish it as you wish, or not!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Spooky Bats, Twinkle Builder, September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Halloween Card

I had gotten a fun mummy die on the internet and I thought I would play with it using some Stampin' Up! stuff. 

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 "Twinkle Twinkle" Designer Series Paper (DSP).

I die cut the mummy using Whisper White card stock. 

I punched out a Crushed Curry moon using the "Twinkle" builder punch.

I punched out some bats using the "Spooky Bats" punch and Basic Black card stock.

The words are from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut the word using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set the words and bats in place using small Dimensionals.

This was a pretty quick and fun card to make.  You can substitute the mummy for any of a number of Stampin' Up! products. I just liked the mummy and thought I would use it on a card.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 12, 2018

Beautiful Bouquet, Wishing You Well, Birthday Card

This is a very fun, quick and easy card to make.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron card stock.  On the left side is a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of the "Frosted Floral" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP). The "Specialty" part of this paper is that it's frosted.  It doesn't show up on the photo but in person there is a very pretty soft pearly shimmer to the paper.  

I cut a 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White. I stamped the bouquet image from the  "Wishing You Well" set using Mint Macaron ink.  

I cut a piece of Mint Macaron 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" for the layer behind the stamped image.  Before I taped those two layers together, I die cut the scalloped oval from the center of the piece. Once that was cut, I taped the two layers together. I set the piece in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using black Memento ink.  I taped the scalloped layer to the word layer and set it in place using a Dimensional on the right side and snail tape on the left. 

For the final touch I added some rhinestones to the bouquet image and I added a white Baker's twine bow to the bouquet.  And that was it.

This was a very fun card to make and I can see myself making more like this for other occasions.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Love What You Do, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

Today's card is a quick and easy one.  Really!!  It's got some layers to it to make it look more complicated but it's easy.\

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Rich Razzleberry.  This card opens on the right.  

I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 3-3/4" x 5". On top of that is a 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" piece of Basic Black card stock. 

I cut the floral piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 3-1/2" x 2-3/8".  The DSP is from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" pack.  Also in that pack is the striped DSP that I cut 3-1/2" x 2-1/4".  I cut that piece a little longer so I could overlap.  I taped the Rich Razzleberry ribbon over the "seam" where the DSP pieces meet.  I taped the edges in back with transparent tape and I used snail to tape the layers together. Those layers were taped to the card base.

I die cut a Rich Razzleberry scalloped oval.  I stamped the flower image from the "Love What You Do" set using black Memento ink.  I colored the petals in using the Rich Razzleberry marker. I die cut it using an oval die cut.  I taped the ovals together and set them in place using Dimenisonals.  

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I punched them out using the "Classic  Label" punch. I set them in place using Dimensionals.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

Just a lot of layers but easy.  I thought it was a fun card to make.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Better Together, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

Today I made a quick and simple birthday card.  I need to use this layout to make some more birthday cards and use up some of my pretty floral retired Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It would be great to use them up and make quick cards at the same time.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron. On top of that is a 5-1/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock.  The DSP is from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" paper pack. I cut that piece 5" x 2".  I taped those layers together and then I taped them to the card base.

I stamped the words from the "Better Together" set using Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock. I die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped circle and tape the two circled together. I used Dimensionals to set the circle layers in place.

I used three "Glitter Enamel Dots" on the bottom of the circles.  It needed a little jazzing up but I wanted to keep it clean and simple.  It's clean, simple and pretty!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Spooky Bats, Twinkle Builder, Classic Label Punches, Halloween Card

I would have to say one my favorite tools of stamping is punches.  I LOVE punches.  And I used a couple of punches to make my card today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Twinkle Twinkle" 12" x 12" pack.  I just taped it to the card base.

I punched out a moon using the "Twinkle Builder" punch.  This punch also has a few various size stars to play with too.  There were a few stars in the DSP, so I just saved the stars I punched out for another day, another project.  I taped the moon in place on the DSP.

The bats are from the "Spooky Bats" punch. I cut pieces of Dimensionals and set the bats in place.

The ghost was from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I had some left and thought I would add him to my card. I think instead of the ghost a couple more bats would work too!

The words are also from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I stamped them using black Memento ink and I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

A quick, fun and easy Halloween card that is kid friendly!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 08, 2018

Floral Frames, Southern Serenade, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card was fun to put together. It's full of greenery!!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  This card opens at the bottom.

On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I taped that on top of the card base.

I die cut the flowery circle image from the "Foliage Frame" Framelit dies using Mossy Meadow card stock.

I die cut 2 of each of the leafy images in the set using Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow card stock.  I didn't use all of the pieces but I tried to fit in as many as I could but yet didn't want it too look too crowded.

I stamped the words from the "Southern Serenade" set on Whisper White card stock using Merry Merlot ink.  I die cut it with the second largest stitched circle.  I also die cut a Rich Razzleberry scalloped circle. I taped it to the Whisper White piece.  I added Dimensionals to the back.  Before I set it in place, I took a piece of the gold thread and wrapped it around my fingers a few times and taped it onto the Mossy Meadow flowery circle. Once the word piece was added the card was done.

I thought it was a very quick and easy card to make. I do like how the green just pops off the DSP.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Floral Frames, Wedding Card, 2018-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I suppose this could be an anniversary card too but while I was making it I was thinking wedding.

This was a fun card to make too.  The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. The card stock was cut on the 8-1/2" side.  This card opens on the right side.  On top of the  card base is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of pink glitter paper.

I cut the rectangle flower image from the "Petal Promenade" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I trimmed the rectangle to measure 4-1/2" x 3-1/4".  The sides needed trimming more than the top and bottom.  I've seen many cards using these pre-printed rectangles and it doesn't look like they were trimmed.  All I can think of is the card must be larger than a half-sheet of card stock. I look at how symmetrical the card looks and don't understand how they did it without trimming.  I didn't have time to figure out what was done, so I just trimmed it and I think it looks just fine.  Once the center thing was added you don't see anything odd or off.

After trimming up the pre-printed piece, I cut a gold foil layer 3-3/8" x 4-5/8".  I taped the gold foil layer to the pre-printed piece.  I taped that to the glittered piece, I did add a little glue because I don't think tape sticks all that well to glitter paper.  And then I taped those layers to the card base.

I die cut the flowered circle piece from the "Floral Frames" bundle. 

I stamped the words from the "Floral Frames" set using Mossy Meadow ink. I die cut them using the second largest stitched circle die.  

I die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped circle to fit behind the stitched circle and I taped the circles together.  I taped those two to the foil flowered circle.  I set that in place using Dimensionals and that was it. 

I think it's a very lovely, pretty and colorful wedding card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Floral Frames, Foliage Frames, Wedding Card

Today I created another wedding card. I had just gotten the "Floral Frames" bundle and thought I would make a wedding card with it.  I really wanted to use the glitter paper on this card but I struggled with it at first but after playing with the pieces I came up with what you see here.

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

I die cut the circle piece, a couple of flower pieces and the fern looking pieces.  Both of the flower pieces needed some work. One was a cluster of three which I ended up cutting one flower from it and the other was a set of two, which I cut one flower from.  I ended up with four flowers all together. I cut two fern images and two - three petal leaves.

The center of the large circle piece was solid so I took a 2" circle punch and punched away the center. It turns out the center is just a little larger than 2" so I had to punch pieces off around it to make the majority of it all go away.  I glued this piece in place on a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  

I stamped the words that were in the "Floral Frames" set using black Memento ink.

I added the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  I added a little glue to the fern pieces and the three petal pieces and set them in place.  

I added pearls to the center of each flower.  And for the final touch, I tied the "Polka Dot Tulle" ribbon around the card and tied a bow in the front. I added a glue dot just under the bow knot to keep it in place.  I added the panel to the card base using Dimensionals and the card was done. 

I do like how this card turned out. I think it's got the sparkle I was looking for and the elegant look of a wedding card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 05, 2018

Petal Palette, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Wedding Card

I suppose this could be either a wedding or anniversary card. I'm calling it a wedding card today.

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

I die cut two "Delicate Lace" pieces from the Edgelits dies.  I glued them to the top and bottom of the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White. I did cut off 1/8" on the straight edge. I wanted to make sure I got it straight.

I wrapped some silver fine thread around the card and taped the ends on the backside.

The words are from the "Petal Palette" set and I embossed them with silver embossing powder. I cut that piece of Whisper White 1-5/8" x 2-1/2".  I set it in place using Dimensionals. 

I set the 4" x 5-1/4" piece in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It's a super quick and easy wedding card.  I thought it was very fun to make too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Abstract Impressions, Fall Thank You Card

I was looking for a fall card to make. I wanted something with the pretty oranges of fall. I REALLY wanted to use the "Abstract Impressions" set but I thought it looked mostly like a spring or summer flower card.  But with the darker colors I think it looks pretty fallish! I found one on Pinterest that I thought I could work into a fall color.  You can see that card here.  

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 Mango Melody card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mango Melody 6" x 6" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the Brights pack.  

I set a 3-1/2" x 4" piece of velum on top of the DSP.  I took a piece of ribbon and taped the ends to the back of the Mango Melody and DSP layer.  I tied a piece of ribbon and made a knot.

I cut a piece of Mango Melody measuring 2-1/2" x 3".  The Whisper White piece is cut 2-3/8" x 2-7/8".  I stamped the thicker leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped the thinner leaves using Old Olive.  The flowers were stamped using Crushed Curry ink and the highlights on the flowers were stamped using Mango Melody.  I taped that onto the Mango Melody piece and I set the layers in place using Dimensionals. 

The words are from the "Abstract Impressions" set and I stamped them on a 3/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I set them in place with Dimensionals and that was it.

This was a fun card to make and I'm glad it turned out to be more of a warm fall card.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Toil & Trouble, Itty Bitty Greetings, Halloween Card

Today's card was very fun and quick to make.  Grab your favorite Halloween Washi tape or strips of Halloween themed paper and come play along!

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

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and added three strips of some Halloween themed Washi tape I had in my workroom.  I'm not sure what company made it.  I just thought it was fun so I went with it!

I fussy cut a witches hat from the "Toil & Trouble" Designer Series Paper 12" x 12" pack.  I couldhave used the die that came with the set, but I didn't want to ruin the other nearby hats. And I was only cutting out one so I wasn't crabby at all!!  LOL  I die cut a scalloped circle using Basic Black card stock. I made sure the circle wasn't too big for the hat.  I set the hat in place using Dimenisonals.  I taped the circle to the left side using snail tape.  

I tied some black Baker's twine around the card and taped the ends on the backside.  

I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using black Memento ink.

I punched out a bat from the new "Spooky Bats" punch using Basic Black card stock. I set the bat in place using two small pieces of Dimensional.

I added Dimensionals to the focal panel and set it in place on top of the card base.  And that was it. I thought it was a quick, easy and cute Halloween card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Petal Palette, Lovely Floral, Wedding Card

I found a pretty wedding card on Pinterest that I changed up a bit.  You can see the original card here.  I did make a few little changes.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White.  This card opens on the bottom, the fold is at the top. It was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side.

I took a 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" piece of the silver foil card stock and taped it in place on the card front.

I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and a 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and centered it as much as I could.  Then I ran it through the "Lovely Floral" embossing folder together.  I didn't like how light the edges were on the larger piece so I lined it up on the folder and ran just that piece through again.

I stamped the words from the "Petal Palette" set using Versa Mark. I embossed them with silver embossing powder.  Then I tied a silver cord around the panel, just above the words.  This allows you and everyone else to see that you did not get the words stamped on straight!!! LOL

I taped the square embossed piece to a 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of silver foil card stock. I set that piece in place on the card front using Dimensionals.  I lined up the image as best as I could so it would look even all around.  I taped that panel to the larger foil piece and the card was done.

I thought it was a pretty quick and very elegant looking wedding card.  I suppose it could be used as an anniversary card as well.  I liked making it and I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 01, 2018

Petal Palette, Swirly Bird, Dandelion Wishes, Share What You Love, Get Well Card

I found this fun card while surfing the net. You can see the original card here.  

What caught my eye about the card was the flowers on the ring, plus the colors.

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 Whisper White card stock.

I cut a 1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Tranquil Tide card stock and taped it to the edge of a 1" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" paper pack. I set those two layers on top of the Whisper White piece but didn't tape it in place yet. I wanted to get the Crumb Cake rings piece die cut and set on the card front to know where the words should go.  The rings piece was die cut from the "Swirly Bird" set. 
I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using Tranquil Tide ink.  I then taped the side layers down and I glued the ring in place.

I fussy cut the large flower and the small green flowers.  UGH!  You know how much I HATE fussy cutting!!! LOL   I also die cut 4 stems from the "Petal Palate" set.  The original card had some other stems that were stamped from the "Love What You Do" set.  Those were fussy cut. I had enough of fussy cutting and looked through my stamp sets to see what I could find that would work and didn't require fussy cutting! Oh SO lazy!!! LOL

I set the larger flower in place using a Dimensional and I added a clear faceted gem to the center. I used the medium size one.  Then I taped the flowers in place but I didn't press them down because I wanted to clip and slip the stems in place.  Once I did that I pressed the flowers down so the tape would stick to the card front.  I did add a Dimensional to the one flower at the bottom part of the larger flower. I added small rhinestones to each of the green flowers and the card was done. 

Isn't it pretty? I love this layout and I think it would be fun to try something like that using a Christmas theme. I promise I won't do too many Christmas cards before Halloween. Though I will sneak one in now and then when the inspiration hits me! But for the most part I will try to wait until after Halloween to hit it harder with the Christmas cards.

I thank you ever SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda