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Friday, November 30, 2018

Waterfront, Sheltering Tree, Thinking of You Card

Today I needed to make a "thinking of you" card.  I wanted to use a set that looked masculine since the card was for a guy.  I took out the "Waterfront" set and tried to work in darker fallish colors and this is what I came up with.  I have a stack of ink pads to put back, I used a lot of colors here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock.  On top of that I taped a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White card stock.  The dotted paper is from the "Brights" 6" x 6" paper stack.  There's a lot of fun papers in those stacks. I cut it 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" and I taped it to the Whisper White piece.

I cut the "frame" piece 3" x 3-3/4" using Whisper White card stock. I die cut a 2" square from the center. I didn't use the 2" square to stamp on. I cut a 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Whisper White for that.

First I stamped the mountain using Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stamped the trees suing Shaded Spruce. The orange piece is actually two colors. First I stamped it using Sahara Sand and then I inked the image up with Pumpkin Pie and stamped over it.  The Stamparatus was used for that. 

Next was the water. I stamped that using Pool party and the darker part was stamped using Bermuda Bay ink.  The sun was stamped using So Saffron ink.

The words are from the "Sheltering Tree" set and I stamped those using black Memento ink.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the frame piece. I set the stamped mountain piece in place and added some snail to the back of it so it could stick to the dotted paper.  And that was it.

It was a pretty simple card to make, it just took a lot of colors and cleaning of stamps. But isn't that what stamping is all about??

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 29, 2018

November 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Christmas Card

One more altered Paper Pumpkin card before I move on to something else.  I have found SO many fun and clever cards made using this month's kit.  I may have to make one more (but not for tomorrow) because I thought it was such a fun use of the pieces in the kit.  The original card was found here on Pinterest.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake.  Though this Crumb Cake piece from the kit has white on the inside.  Being I cut a piece of the checkered card stock, I will end up using the other half on a half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White on the inside.

I took a piece of the wood look paper from a 6" x 6" pack of paper from the regular catalog.  The plaid piece was cut at 1-3/4".  I did save the 1/4" piece from cutting that 4" piece in half and then cutting it down for this card.

I stamped the words from the Paper Pumpkin kit on Whisper White card stock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I stamped the branches from the kit using Old Olive ink. I die cut the circle and before I set it in place with Dimensionals, I added the 2 green sprigs from the Paper pumpkin kit.  I added three gold sequins and the card was done.

This was a very fun card. I have yet to make a card from the kit without altering it.  I do like the cards in the kit as they are but there's SO many fun altered cards to copy or to come up with on my own.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Seasonal Chums, Snowfall Thinlits Dies, Beautiful Blizzard, 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I really like the new "Buffalo Check" background stamp but I have a lot of trouble getting it nice and solid.  I did buy the unmounted one so I could use it in the Stamparatus.  Even with the Stamparatus I did struggle to get a sharp image. I think I ended up stamping it four times to get it nice and solid.  But the bottom line here is that I did get it the way I wanted it so it was worth it.

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

I cut my "Buffalo Check" background piece 4" x 5-1/4".  I purposely used a quarter sheet so I could trim the edges.  That is usually where I have the most trouble inking it. But today the center was my trouble area.  

I stamped the reindeer from the "Seasonal Chums" set using black Memento ink on Crumb Cake card stock.  I colored the antlers and hooves using the Crumb Cake marker. The ears were colored in with the Petal Pink marker. The bell was colored in using the Daffodil Delight marker.  The ribbon and nose were colored in using the Real Red marker. And the dots on the back were colored in using the white Chalk marker. 

I die cut a stitched oval from Whisper White card stock.  Then I die cut a Basic Black scalloped oval using Basic Black card stock.  I taped those two layers together.  I set the oval layers in place using Dimensionals.  I set the reindeer in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the "Beautiful Blizzard" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I set it in place with Dimensionals.

I had a gold foil snowflake left over from the "Snowfall" thinlits die set so I thought I would try to work it into the card.  I glued it in place.  Tape doesn't seem to want to stick to the inked area of the background.  I added a tiny rhinestone to the center of the snowflake and then I added a couple more to the card front and it was done.

I REALLY like how it turned out.  I LOVE this fun background!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, November 26, 2018

Santa's Workshop, Itty Bitty Greetings, Swirly Bird, Christmas Card

Today's card was a pretty quick card to make.  I had some pieces of the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper left over from our Christmas card.  I had cut the swirl from the "Swirly Bird" bundle.  I had a few left so I thought I would work it into this card and it looks okay 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 the red and white dotted paper from the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  I cut a 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock and on top of that I set a 2-1/4" x 4" piece of the holly leaves from the "Santa's Workshop" SDSP.  I glued the swirl in place.

Next I punched out a Whisper White piece from the "Everyday Label" punch.  I die cut Mrs. Santa from a piece of the SDSP.  I taped her in place on top of the punched piece and I set the punched piece in place using Dimensionals.  I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using black Memento ink.  I set them in place with Dimensionals and I added a couple of red rhinestones to the ends of the words.  And that was it.

It was a fun card to make. I like the red dotted paper, it makes the card look cheery!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 25, 2018

November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Christmas Card

While looking though the piles of stuff on my worktable, I saw my November Paper Pumpkin kit, so I thought I would make another alternate card.  I do like this kit just the way it is, but I felt like stepping outside the box.

The base of this card is a folded piece of Crumb Cake card stock with white on the inside. It came with the kit.  If I were to make this without the kit, I would use Crumb Cake card stock and add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside.

I cut the plaid card stock in half. It measures 2" x 5-1/4".  I taped the flat twine/cord around the top edge of the plaid card stock and then I taped it in place on the bottom of the card front.  

I stamped the words from the Paper Pumpkin kit using the Cherry Cobbler ink spot that came with the kit. 

I die cut some snowflakes from the beautiful "Snowfall" thinlits dies.  This was a November only offer. I think I will be keeping these dies forever! I LOVE these snowflakes.  Especially the really large one.  This die set was well worth the money!  Anyway, I cut them using the gold foil card stock. I used a scrap piece and took some tiny snowflakes with me to the Big Shot and used up all the space left on that scrap.  I'll use the other tiny snowflakes on another project (maybe!).

I set the larger snowflake in lace using a Dimensional. I added the Whisper White snowflake using a glue dot. I added a rhinestone to the center.  I set a snowflake on the right bottom side using a Dimensional. I also added another smaller snowflake to the center.  Click on the photo for a closer look.  I added a rhinestone to the center.  And I added a small snowflake to the upper left corner using a glued to.  I added a rhinestone to it and the card was done!  Quick, fun and simple!
Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 24, 2018

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

I found this card at Terri's Stamping Extravaganza a couple of months ago and I'm finally getting around to making it!  I've had so many other card I wanted to make.

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 Garden Green.  The Whisper White piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  I cut the Poppy Parade dotted paper from the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  It measures 5" x 2".

I taped the SDSP in place at the bottom of the Whisper White piece.  I wrapped a piece of the Poppy Parade ribbon around the front and taped the ends on the backside using transparent tape.

I die cut the Santa and the sign from the SDSP in the same "Santa's Workshop" pack.  I stamped "North Pole" on the sign using black Memento ink.

I stamped the words from the "Signs of Santa" set on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I punched them out using the "Everyday Label" punch.

I set the Santa in place first using Dimensionals.  Next I set the "North Pole" piece in place.  On the original card that piece was pretty level with the Santa.  I didn't have room, which meant I probably cut my card stock a little too thin.  But I like it up where it is, it gives the top part some depth.

I set the words in place using Dimensionals and the card was done. As quick as that!

This was a fun card to make and I REALLY love that SDSP!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, November 23, 2018

Snowfall, Beautiful Blizzard, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog

I wanted to play with the "Snowfall" thinlits dies today and here's the card 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" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue card stock.  The focal piece is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White that I misted with Balmy Blue ink and 91% rubbing alcohol.  I didn't try to cover the whole card. I wanted some light and darker areas.  I even ended up with a big drop of the ink mixture but a snowflake covered it nicely!  I love it when it works out in my favor!

I die cut the swirl of snowflakes using the silver foil paper.  And I die cut a Dazzling Diamonds card stock using larger snowflake die.

I stamped some snowflakes from the "Beautiful Blizzard" set using Balmy Blue ink. I also stamped one more time on the front of the card before inking up the stamp again.  I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Blizzard" set using Balmy Blue ink.

I used glue dots to hold the swirl in place and I set the larger snowflake in place using a small Dimensional.  I added some rhinestones to the centers of each snowflake and I added three rhinestones to the misted piece. And the card was done!

This was a fun card to make. I LOVE snowflakes!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Stampin' Up! November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Christmas Card

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this month's Paper Pumpkin kit.  I loved it SO much that I wanted to make more cards than the 10 that came with the kit. But how?  Here's how I did it!

Usually when I make an alternative card from the Paper Pumpkin Kit it's because I was not overly fond of the cards that came in the kit, so I find a different way to make a card that is to my liking.  This kit was hard because I LOVED the look of the cards in the kit.  This checkered paper is SO darn pretty.  I wanted to get the most of my kit and then some!

I folded the card base in half.  Now for the next five cards I make with the checkered paper, I will be using Crumb Cake card stock.  The card stock that comes with the kit is white on the inside.  It's nice but leaves no room for mistakes!

I will take the half-sheet of the checkered paper and tape it to the left of the card. I cut the Vellum circle in half and lined the edge along the edge of the checkered paper. I taped it in the center. No one will see the tape marks because the word piece hides it.

I stamped the words from the Paper Pumpkin kit using the Cherry Cobbler ink that came with the kit.  I set the words in place with the Dimensionals that came with the kit.  I punched out the branches that came with the kit and I set them in place on the card front. I may run out of branches but I do have a die from a stamp set so I will use that and keep the theme going.  Or I can scale down the branches and make that work. I think if I cut one of the branches in half I will have extra then.  Three might be a better look than for.

The kit also came with the sequins.  These sequins have a glue dot already attached to it.  It's easy enough to attach some sequins I have on hand using glue dots.  

And the bow was tied and set in place with a glue dot.  I didn't make as big of a bow as in the instructions so I will probably have enough to make what I need.

It's a very fun, simple and beautiful card!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Beautiful Blizzard, Snowflake Thinlits, Christmas Card

Today I thought I would play with one of the images in the "Beautiful Blizzard" set.  It's that large splat background.  The snowflake is covering most of it, which is good because I should have stamped off. It's just too dark for this delicate snowflake.  I also misted the card with Balmy Blue ink and rubbing alcohol.  If you click on the photo you will see it better.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I stamped that splat image from the "Beautiful Blizzard" set using Balmy Blue ink.  Then I misted the card with Balmy Blue ink and rubbing alcohol. I set it aside to dry.

I die cut the largest snowflake and the second largest one in the "Snowflake" thinlits using Whisper White card stock.  I also cut a smaller snowflake using the silver foil card stock.  I taped the three snowflakes together in the center.  I set them on the card to see where I would like the words. I removed the snowflakes and stamped the "Season's Greetings" from the "Beautiful Blizzard" set using Balmy Blue ink.

The card dries fast, I had used 91% rubbing alcohol. I find it works better in crafts than the 70%.  I don't know why and maybe it's just be, but I that is what I use.

I set the taped snowflakes in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  I REALLY wished I would have gotten this set before I started our Christmas cards.  This set is only available through November 2018.  Just a few days left. 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Itty Bitty Greetings, Santa's Workshop, Christmas Card

I love the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The pom pom and brim of the hat are fuzzy.  Sometimes I will add some Wink of Stella to the fuzzy parts to give it a glittery look.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Poppy Parade.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and taped it to the front of the card.

I cut two pieces of the white polka dot SDSP. They measure 3-7/8" x 1-3/4".  I taped them to the Whisper White piece. One on the top and one on the bottom, leaving a 1/8" border. 

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

I die cut a Poppy Parade scalloped circle that was just a bit larger than the stitched circle.  I taped those two layers together. I set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.

I die cut the Santa from the "Santa's Workshop" SDSP.  I set him in place on the circles using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I used Poppy Parade ink to stamp them. I punched them out using the "Classic Labels" punch.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.  

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and it was done.

I thought this was a pretty quick card to make. Not to mention SUPER easy!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Signs of Santa, Santa's Signpost, Snowfall Thinlits, Christmas Card, 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I was working on our annual Christmas card and I had one Santa left over so I thought I would work him into a defferent card and this is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Poppy Parade card stock. This card opens on the right. On top of that is a 1-1/4" x 5-1/4" strip from the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP). The white strips on here are fuzzy and that is what makes this paper "special".  I taped that strip to the left side of the card.

I cut a 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White and before I taped it to the card base, I stamped the words from the "Signs of Santa" set.  Now had I taped them to the card base and then stamped, they would have been crooked.  That's just how lucky I am when I forget to stamp first.  Though I think I would have put it the card in the "Stamperatus" and gotten it straight. I LOVE using it for my words and for making a lot of cards at one time.  Like our Christmas cards. Stamping the words straight and in the same spot on each card was wonderful, oh and quick too!!!  So after I stamped the words I taped the piece in place.

I die cut the largest snowflake from the "Snowfall" thinlits dies using the "Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  I did not add the sticky sheet behind it. I just used the Tombow liquid glue on the center part of the snowflake and set it in place on the card.  The tips of the snowflake are just a hair away from the side and bottom layered edges. 

The Santa is from the "Signs of Santa" bundle.  I stamped him first and then I die cut him. The framelets are called "Santa's Signpost".  After cutting him, I colored him using the Blends markers.  I set him in place using Dimensionals.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped "... and more!" words on the inside. The words are also from the "Signs of Santa" set.  I used Poppy Parade ink to stamp the words on the inside and out.  And the card was done.

Had I owned the "Snowfall" thinlits before I started our Christmas cards I would have used this snowflake on them.  But I didn't.  I'm not going to tell you what I used. I will post the card on Christmas day as I have done in the past!!!  I like our card but I LOVE the snowflake better.

I think this card is adorable!! 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Seasonal Chums, Santa's Workshop, Christmas Card Gift Card Holder, Secret Pocket Stamping Technique

Good day to you!  Today I made a gift card holder greeting card.  I have made these before and they usually have a greeting on the outside, but I couldn't mess with this cute snowman receiving a gift.  It's a perfect image for a gift card!

I cut a 4" x 3" piece of Garden Green card stock for the layer and the Specialty Designer Series Paper from the "Santa's Workshop" 12" x 12" pack was cut 3-7/8" x 2-7/8".  I taped the layers together and taped them to the left side of the card. 

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside and I stamped the words using the "Seasonal Chums" set. 

The base of my card is Poppy Parade and the ink I used is also Poppy Parade.

You can find the instructions to make this card by clicking here.  You can make these as elaborate or as simple as you like.  Inside the front of the card is a pocket for you to slip in your gift card.  The photos in the link will describe it better.

These are fun cards to make. I LOVE it that you can have a card and a gift card holder all in one.  I should have thought of this technique before I made the birthday cards for my sister-in-laws.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 16, 2018

Santa's Workshop, Beautiful Blizzard, Christmas Card, Corner Fold Stamping Technique, 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I have not played with the "Corner Fold" technique in a while and I thought this Santa from the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) would be perfect for this.  The size of this image was perfect.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  Before I folded it in half I cut the two sides for the corner fold.  The instructions can be found here but I am also going to give you the abbreviated version that is much simpler and quicker to follow.  Put the long side of your half-sheet of card stock on your cutter. Place the cutting blade at the 4-7/8" mark and cut upward to the 2-1/2" mark.  Turn your card stock so the shorter side is now on the top edge of your cutter.  Cut from the 3" mark (your blade will meet the previous cut) and cut to the 5/8" mark.  It's best to cut upward so your paper doesn't slip. Cutting towards the top edge of your cutter doesn't give  your paper anywhere to move.  Okay, the cutting is done.  Now take the top right corner and bring it down. Eye the edges and using your bone folder, burnish the two folds that will form.  You are now ready to decorate, stamp, and embellish.  

The Garden Green square was cut 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" and the light blue piece was cut 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".  I misted it with some Balmy Blue ink mixed with rubbing alcohol. I wanted just the lightest tough of blue. White didn't allow the image to show very well because of all of the white already on the image.  There's Blue in Santa's beard, so it just complimented the image. Now when you tape that light blue piece down, make sure you don't tape the top and right corners!!!

For the stripes, I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the SDSP and I traced the card front piece. It was a little difficult to lift the cut piece and try to trace. When I do this again I'm going to cut one of copier paper and just cut off the corner fold part so I have an open backwards "L" looking piece.  Then I can trace with ease.  I did have to clip the corners where the burnished corners are, if you don't then the fold won't lay nice.  I did use some glue dots to hold that fold down.  

The words are from the "Beautiful Blizzard" set. I used black Memento ink to stamp them. The strip measures 2-7/8" x 5/8".  The Garden Green layer measures 3" x 3/4".  I set the words in place using Dimensionals. 

When I was done fussy cutting the Santa image, I set it in place with Dimensionals and the card was done.  

Now that I've found how to do this technique quickly, I can see myself using it more for images of this size that, at times can be a little difficult to work with.  They are not big enough for the whole card front so you need to add more items to the card to get it to work.  This fold makes it work rather well!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hearts Come Home, Swirls & Curls, Christmas Card

Today I thought I would go for a super quick and easy card since my time is very limited this week. I have 3 days before the final craft fair of the year and I'm busy getting things ready.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla that I textured using the "Swirls & Curls"embossing folder.  It's a very fun and pretty folder.  

I cut a 3-7/8" x 2-3/4" piece of the gold foil paper.  Now I didn't plan this very well because I was sort of designing as I was going but I should have punched out the "Pretty Label" piece before I taped on the 3-3/4" x 2-5/8" piece of Designer Series Paper from the "All is Bright" 12" x 12" paper pack.  The bulbs image you see here is the reason I bought that pack of paper. I'm sure there's other pretty sheets in it. I have not looked!  LOL I was totally obsessed with this particular sheet!!

I taped those two layers to the card embossed piece and I taped the whole thing to the card base.  

I punched out the gold foil piece using the "Pretty Label" punch. 

I stamped the "Joy" from the "Hearts Come Home" set.  The word stamp reads: "Joy to the World" but I masked off the rest of the words and inked it using Sahara Sand.  I used a 1-1/4" circle punch and I sponged the edges with Sahara Sand.  I taped the "Joy" to the gold foil piece.

I took some gold thread and wound it around my open fingers three times. I put a tiny glue dot where I was going to center the word piece and set it in place. I set the word piece in place using Dimensionals and the card was done!

I think it's a very sweet and elegant card.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Beautiful Blizzard, Blizzard, Christmas Card

I am such a lover of snowflakes.  I don't like a ton of snow outside but a nice ground cover is perfect!!  I bought this "Beautiful Blizzard" bundle. The bundle includes the stamp set and the dies.

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

Next I die cut the snowflakes using the "Blizzard" thinlits die.  I cut the large one and the smaller one from Whisper White card stock.  I took a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and sprayed it with Balmy Blue ink mixed with rubbing alcohol.  When the card stock dried, I die cut the second largest one.

I set the largest one on top of the card stock to see where to sponge on the Balmy Blue ink.  In person you can see it better, it's very soft and subtle.  Setting the snowflake back on the card stock also allowed me to stamp Balmy Blue snowflakes on the left side of the card.  I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Blizzard".  I also stamped them using Balmy Blue ink.

Next I glued the large snowflake on the Whisper White card stock.  Then I glued the center of the second snowflake to the center of the large snowflake. And I glued the smaller snowflake on.  I added a crystal rhinestone to the center of the top snowflake.  I taped the Whisper White piece to the card base and I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.  I think it took longer to explain how to make it than it did to actually make it!! LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Petal Promenade, Dandelion Wishes, Wedding Card

Today I did not make a Christmas card or any card using "Seasonal Chums"!!  I had actually put the stamp set back on the shelf. If you can believe that!!! I had stampers over today, so I did need to clean up my room and worktables!  I ran across a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of this pretty flowered paper and I thought I would make a card with it.

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 Powder Pink card stock.

I taped the 2" x 5-1/4" piece of "Petal Promenade" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I never toss out any scraps of DSP.  You never know when it will come in handy.  After taping the DSP to the card stock I took the pretty Silver and White "Metallic Edge Ribbon" and I wrapped it around the front of the card and taped the ends to the backside using scotch tape.  I then taped the layers to the card base.

The words are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.  I die cut them using a stitched oval die.  I also die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped oval for the back layer. I taped the two ovals together and set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.

This was a super quick and pretty wedding card.  It could also be a beautiful Mother's Day card, Get Well card, Sympathy card or an Anniversary card.

Thank you SO much for visiting,
Wanda

Monday, November 12, 2018

Seasonal Chums, Swirls & Curls Embossed, Christmas Card

Finally some time to stamp today. It's been a very busy day and I have a feeling that it's going to continue like this until after the holidays.  UGH!!!

This was a fun card to make and I promise I will put away my "Seasonal Chums" set for a while and find something else to make. I just have this feeling that it will NOT be in the 2019-2020 catalog.  I just think it's such a fun and cute set to play with.

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 Poppy Parade.  Before I did anything else with that piece I die cut a scalloped circle that fit the second largest stitched circle die.  

I embossed a piece of 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Whisper White card stock using the "Swirls & Curls" textured impressions folder.  I taped this piece over the Poppy Parade layer.

I cut a 1-1/2" piece of the striped paper from the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  You can feel the fuzz on the white part of the stripes. I wrapped a 7" piece of Poppy Parade textured weave ribbon around the front of the card and taped the ends on the backside.  I made a bow separate and set it in place using a glue dot.  I  set the layers on the card base using snail tape.

I taped the circles together and set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  I added Dimensionals to the cute deer from the "Seasonal Chums" set and set it in place on top of the circles.  And that was it.  You could add some words to the upper right corner if you wish. I left it plain.

I thought it was a fun card to make. I found one on Pinterest and I changed it just a little.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Seasonal Chums, Snowfall Thinlits Die, Christmas Card

When I had started yesterday's card I had originally made the large snowflake using the double sided sticky sheet so I could make the snowflake a sticker. But the card wouldn't word as a sticker so I set it aside for another time, and the time is today!  I don't often use the images this soon! I usually set them on my worktable and run across them much later!  It would be nice if this were a new habit I was forming!!!

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

I had die cut the snowflake from the "Snowfall" thinlits dies that are only available this month.  I didn't buy the set, I just bought the dies and there's LOTS of fun snowflakes in that die set.  I probably could have stood to add a smaller snowflake to the center of the large one but while I was working on it, the thought didn't occur to me.  Things like that usually happen when I'm looking at the picture on my computer screen as I'm writing up the post.  I will probably leave it the way it is because I have a million other things going on.

Okay, back to the card.  I stamped and die cut the snowman from the "Seasonal Chums" set.  This snowman has the backside attached to it. You fold it over and there's a tag hole so you can make your own Christmas tags. I cut off the backside, I only wanted the front.  I colored the piece in using markers.  I used Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake on the bunny, Soft Suede on the hat, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, and I used Petal Pink for the blush on the cheeks.

The words are from the "Seasonal Chums" set and I stamped them using Real Red ink.

I set the snowman in place using Dimensionals. I also set the 4" x 5-1/4" piece in place using Dimensionals.

I don't know if any of you have had problems with the images sticking using the doubles sided sticky sheets.  I think I may have handled the snowflake too much trying to get all those pieces off. I set it in place and it didn't stick very well.  What I ended up doing was using my heat tool and I heated up the backside of the card and I pressed it down on my counter to help it stick better.  That seems to work well for me.

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Seasonal Chums, Snowfall Thinlits dies

I am such a lover of snowflakes and when I saw this new set I had to have the dies.  I couldn't afford the whole bundle (stamps and dies) but I knew I could swing the dies and have fun with them.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper. And the top piece is Whisper White cut 3-3/4" x 5".  I die cut a small snowflake from the glitter paper. Before I taped those top two pieces together I spritzed the piece with Balmy Blue ink mixed with 91% rubbing alcohol.  I filled the spray bottle almost to the top and then added 8 drops of the ink.  I shook it up to mix it and then sprayed the glitter paper.  And I die cut the center snowflake from the "Snowflall" Thinlits dies. 

I stamped the "Merry Christmas" from the "Seasonal Chums" set using Smoky Slate ink.  Now I was ready to tape the two layers together.  I set the two layers in place on the card base using Dimensionals.

I die cut the larger snowflake from the "Snowfall" Thinlits dies using Whisper White card stock.  I glued the Balmy Blue snowflake to the large snowflake.  And then I glued the small white Dazzling Diamonds snowflake to the center.  I set the snowflake in place using Dimensionals.  And for a final touch I put a crystal rhinestone in the center of the snowflakes. 

SO pretty!!!  I am going to be having fun with this snowflake set.  I'm imagining a blizzard!!! (on paper only!!!!!)  LOL

Oh, FYI, these dies are only available through 11-30-18.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 09, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Wishing You Well, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper, Birthday Card

Now in real life the colors blend well together. On here the Mint Macron focal image looks SO out of place.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I cut 3/4" x 5-1/4" strips of "Frosted Floral" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  This paper has a very pretty shimmer to it, to the entire piece, not just special images.  

I taped the strips to the left, leaving about 1/8" space between them. The easiest way to keep those strips about 1/8" and equal is to use round toothpicks between the strips. 

I stamped the image from the "Wishing You Well" stamp set and Mint Macaron ink.  I die cut it with the oval die and I die cut a Tranquil Tide scalloped oval at the same time.  I taped those two layers together.  I set them in place over the strips using Dimensionals. 

I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I punched it out using the "Classic Label" punch. I also punched out 2 using Tranquil Tide card stock to layer behind the word piece.  I taped those layers together and I set them in place on the oval using Dimensionals.

This is a very simple card to make and a fun design to play with.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Seasonal Chums, Buffalo Check, Christmas Card

Today I'm playing with the new "Buffalo Check" background image.  I did not know that this checkered image was called "Buffalo Check".  I had often referred to it as table cloth check or just checkerboard check. It's a very fun background to play with.  I set it up on my Stamparatus because I knew I wouldn't get a nice dark cover with one inking.  And I was right!  Setting it up on there I was able to ink it up twice.  It's pretty solid.

I found a fun card on the net using this cute background but I didn't want to use the stamp set that was on the original card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Poppy Parade. I chose Poppy Parade over Real Red because I actually had some current ribbon that was in the Poppy Parade color!

I cut a piece of Whisper White 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I textured it with the new "Subtle" embossing folder.  It makes the card stock look like it's linen.  Click on the photo for a closer look.

The "Buffalo Check" piece was cut 3" x 4-1/4" using Whisper White card stock. I inked up the image with Poppy Parade ink.  I cut a 3-1/8" x 4-3/8" piece of Poppy Parade card stock for the layer behind the checked image.  I taped those two layers together and tied a piece of the Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon around them and tied a bow.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.

I die cut a Poppy Parade scalloped circle.  On top of that is a Crumb Cake 2" circle and on top of that is a Whisper White stitched circle.  I used a 2" circle punch for the Crumb Cake piece because the one that was a little larger than the stitched circle was too big and didn't show much of the scalloped circle.  Using the 2" circle allowed more of the Poppy Parade circle to show.  

I stamped the reindeer from the "Seasonal Chums" set. I used black Memento ink and then I die cut it.  I colored the nose and bow using Poppy Parade ink.  I used the Petal Pink marker to color the inside of the ears and to blush up the cheeks. I used Crushed Curry for the jingle bell on the bow.  I colored the antlers and hooves in using the Crumb Cake marker.  I colored the dots on the deer's back using the white "Chalk Marker".  

I taped the circles together and set them in place using Dimensionals.  I taped the deer in place on the stitched circle and the card was done.  I was not sure if I needed to add any words to the front.  I think it looks great just as it is.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I usually post every day on my blog but I took the day off yesterday, I'm still fighting this horrid cold thing that just won't go away.  It's better but I'm not completely over it.  It could be that hubby has got it and keeps giving it back to me!  How dare he!!!  It keeps me from my stamping room!  LOL

I am in need of a birthday card this week.  Actually two, it's for my twin sister-in-laws. I had to make two but that's okay, because today's card was a fun one and easy too.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mint Macaron card stock.  I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White and embossed it using the "Lovely Floral" embossing folder.

I cut a 1-1/2" x 3-7/8" strip from the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP). I taped it in place about 3/4" up from the bottom of the Whisper White piece of the card. 

I taped a "Pearlized Doily" on the card front. I only taped it on the SDSP strip.  Next I put a glue dot in the center of the doily.  Then I wrapped some silver thread around my fingers and set it on the glue dot to hold it in place.  

I die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped circle and set it aside. 
The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.  I punched them out using the 1-3/4" circle punch. I wanted to show more of the scalloped piece so that I why I used the punch. I did chop off the curly part of the "Y" on birthday but the one receiving the card will never now that!

I taped the words to the Mossy Meadow scalloped piece and set it in place on top of the doily using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  So quick, easy, and pretty too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, November 05, 2018

Signs of Santa, Seasonal Chums, Snowflake Sentiment, Christmas Card

Here's another card failure!  This is not what was in my head at all and this is what I ended up with.

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 Balmy Blue card stock. And the focal piece measures 3-7/8" x 5-1/8.  

I used the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper to make the snowflake edge and the two swirls.  I die cut them using the "Snowflake Sentiment, Swirl Snowflakes" dies.  I mixed some rubbing alcohol and Balmy Blue ink in a spray bottle and sprayed those pieces.  I set them aside to dry while I fussy cut the snowman and little elf from the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).   I'm not a fan of fussy cutting but I was willing to sacrifice myself for it!!  LOL

The "Merry Christmas" is from the "Seasonal Chums" set.  

I taped the Balmy Blue layer to the card base.  Then I affixed the snowflake band on the right side of the card. I had used the double sided sticky sheet on the glitter paper before I die cut it.  There was no way I wanted to try to glue or tape that lacy piece in place.  I also did the same with the two swirls.  I set the swirls in place and then stamped the words from the "Seasonal Chums" set using Poppy Parade ink.

I set the snowman and the elf in place using Dimensionals.  I had accidentally cut the bow off the top of the package.  It looked funny without it so I took a tiny strip of card stock and glued it to the back of the gift with a little bit of it sticking up.  I stuck a small rhinestone to the piece sticking up and now it's got a cute shiny ball on top of the package.  Problem solved!!!  And the card was finished.  What was in my head was SO much cooler but it's obviously it's not going to happen.  LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Sunday, November 04, 2018

Beautiful Blizzard, Santa's Workshop, Christmas Card, 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today I made another card from Terri's display board. I thought this snowman from the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  The specialty part of this paper is the fuzzy areas.  The white stripes on the red and white strip in the background are fuzzy and so are the snowflakes around the snowman.  This is such fun and cute paper.

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

I cut the red and white stripe piece 1" x 4-1/4".  

I die cut the circles as follows.  The red Poppy Parade one was cut 2-7/8".  The Basic Black circle was cut 2-1/8" and the snowman circle was cut 1-7/8". I used the circle framelits to cut these but if you have the punches that are the above size or close to them, they should work.  As long as you can see the layers!!  I taped all three of these circles together.

I set them on front of the card to see where the word placement should go.  The words are from the "Beautiful Blizzard" set.  It was a set I HAD to by because it is full of snowflakes!! I LOVE snowflakes!  I stamped the words using black Memento ink.

I taped the strip in place using snail tape.  It's about 1" from the top edge of the Whisper White piece.

I set the circles in place using Dimensionals and I added the bow to the top of the circle.  I didn't have the black organza glittery ribbon like the original card had but like I've been saying, I'm making do with what I have and trust me, I have LOTS of retired supplies here!

This was a very fun and simple card to make.  No fussy cutting, just die cutting. I die cut the three circles all at one time!  I could see myself making this card again!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 03, 2018

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

I was at Terri's Stamp a Stack earlier this week and on one of her fun display boards was a card much like this!  I took a picture of it so I could make one for myself.  There were a few other cards on her boards that I took photos of too because I want to make them!  It's always fun to see cards in person, you get a better view of how it was made.  I include measurements on the cards I post so you can recreate them too.

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.  I textured it with the "Polka Dots Basic" embossing folder.  Those big dots are fun!

I cut a piece of Garden Green card stock 5-1/4" x 2-3/4".  I die cut a 1-7/8" circle from the center of the piece before I taped it to a 5" x 2-1/2" piece of the red and white polka dot Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) from the "Santa's Workshop" 12" x 12" pack.  I taped a Poppy Parade "Textured Weave Ribbon" to the back of the layers.  I slipped the end of another piece of ribbon under the taped piece and tied a knot and then cut it off the spool.  I like making bows like that.  You can slide it in place on the strip of ribbon you taped on.  

I cut the little elves in a row from a piece of SDSP in the same "Santa's Workshop" pack.  It's 2-3/4" x 1".  I taped it on top of the red polka dotted SDSP.  I die cut the elves decorating the tree from the same SDSP pack of paper.  That circle measures 1-5/8".  I taped the SDSP circle to the Garden Green circle I cut from the layer behind the red polka dotted SDSP.  I added Dimensionals to the layer.  I set it in place on top of a 2" scalloped circle.  I should have used the next size larger scallop. The scallop showed more on the original card. But it still looks nice the way I ended up doing it!  It has to because I'm not removing it!! LOL 

And for a final touch, I added three red rhinestones to the upper right corner.  If you don't have any colored one, just take a Sharpie marker or a Blends pen and color them in yourself.  You can custom color you rhinestones!  Once the rhinestones were added, I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, November 02, 2018

Wedding Card, Paper Pumpkin

Today I found some unfinished pieces on my worktable and thought I would try to put them all together to make a card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  This card opens on the right.  The strip is a piece from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit but you can use any fun floral designer paper.  It was cut 5-1/2" x 2-1/4".  I textured the card base using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.

I taped down a paper doily and found some punched out greens from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit and glued them in place.  

I had the wedding words sitting on my worktable already stamped and die cut.  I can't find the set that the words are from but they were stamped using Smoky Slate ink.

I used the Starburst punch for the back layer. 

It's kind of fun to throw together a card from pieces you have sitting around. It sure makes for a super quick card!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Dandelion Wishes, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

Today I thought I would finally get that birthday card that I needed last month.  Nothing like dragging my feet.  Though I have been busy with craft fairs and orders from my web store, plus having a nasty cold.  And then there's always the "I didn't need it right away" thing too!! LOL  I would love to just make the cards I need for each month and have them ready.  But I would probably lose them!  I know me WAY too well!!!! LOL

This was a very fun card to make and I love mixing the Highland Heather with the Basic Gray.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Gray card stock.  This card opens at the bottom.  I textured the front using the "Tufted" embossing folder.  This is such a fun folder to play with and it's got such nice deep lines.  I love using it for wedding cards!

I stamped the dandelion image from the "Dandelion Wishes" stamp set on Whisper White card stock.  The person that is getting this card loves the images in that set.  I used Basic Gray ink to stamp it.  I added some Wink of Stella to the ends of the seeds but it doesn't show in the photo.  What would also look nice would be a clear Faceted Gem to the center. I may just add that once I'm done posting.  It would give the dandelion a little more depth than just the Wink of Stella.  I trimmed the Whisper  White card stock to 4" x 2-3/4". 

I cut a piece of Highland Heather 4-1/8" x 2-7/8". Before I taped it to the Whisper White piece, I  die cut the scalloped oval.  I actually remembered to do that this time. I usually do remember it but only after I taped the layers together!!!

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut it with an oval die and taped it to the scalloped oval. 

I set the dandelion panel in place using Dimensionals and I taped the top part of the oval layers to the bottom corner of the focal image. I added a couple of Dimensionals, one to the bottom and one to the right, just for balance.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

I want to make some wedding and anniversary cards using the "Tufted" embossing folder.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda