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Monday, March 18, 2019

Sheltering Tree, February 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Thinking of You Card

Today I thought I would play a bit with the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I had some items still in the box.  So today I took that box out and there were three images just like this.  I grabbed my Stamparatus and off I went!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Gray.  The light gray layer that is on top of the card base is from the kit.  It's actually a folded half sheet of some printed grey.  I trimmed it to 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".  I cut another piece of Basic Gray at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  And the focal piece I cut at 3-3/4" x 5".

I took out my Stamparatus and set the printed image in it.  The words are from the "Sheltering Tree" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink. I used the Stamparatus for a couple of reasons.  I wanted the words to be as straight as I could get them.  These really are straight, the way the photo was taken makes them look crooked.  The card opened up on my board and I just angled the camera to get the photo.  And I used the Stamparatus because I was going to make all three of the cards the same.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.  The kit also came with envelopes and I had some left so I paired the cards up with envelopes and they are done!!! 

This card went together REALLY fast!  I like how this looks and the image and words go perfectly together.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Butterfly Gala, Hello Cupcake, Beauty Abounds, Birthday Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions and Sale-a-Brations

Here's a fun and pretty card I found on Pinterest.  I just had to make it.  Looking at it just gave me a happy feeling.  The feeling that soon all of this snow we have will be gone and we will see green grass on the ground once again!  You can see the original card here.  There was no link to get any info from it so I had to wing it.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo.  And the focal piece is Whisper White cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/2".

First I stamped the words using the "Hello Cupcake" set and black Memento ink.  I die cut them using the "Stitched Circles" dies.  I took the circle and lightly traced around it with a pencil. I tried to get it as centered as I could by eyeing it, without measuring.

I stamped the bubbles using the "Beauty Abounds" set. I used the larger bubbles and Melon Mambo ink. I stamped them in two spots on the card front.  Then I stamped the green ones. I used Pear Pizzazz for that.  The original card looked like it used, perhaps Garden Green. I thought it made it look too Christmasy, so I went with the Pear Pizzazz.  Granny Apple Green would be good too! I stamped the smaller bubbles image using the Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped them near the top butterfly and near the bottom butterfly.  

Next I stamped the tiny dots image using Melon Mambo ink.  I erased the pencil marks with my kneadable eraser.  If you don't own one, I highly recommend you get one. It only removed the graphite without harming the paper in any way.  It didn't smear my ink either!

I took some gold thread and wrapped it around my spread fingers about 4 times and set the raw ends to the middle and then stuck it to the focal piece using a glue dot.  Then I set the word circle in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the butterflies from the "Butterfly Gala" set using black Memento ink.  I sponged on the color using Melon Mambo ink.  I thought about using the Blends Pens but there isn't a Melon Mambo set and I thought the marker might be too dark. If I wanted my sponging darker, I could just sponge some more. I felt I had more control over it with the sponge.  I punched the butterflies out using the "Butterfly Duo" punch.  

Then I stamped the tiny butterflies from the "Beauty Abounds" set using Smoky Slate ink that I stamped off once before stamping on the focal piece.  

I set the butterflies in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

Isn't it pretty?  I would love to make another one in purple and yellow or maybe purple and orange.  This was a very fun and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Just Because, Mother's Day Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

I thought I would get a few Mother's Day cards going since I need to have some ready for the annual garage sale. I often gifts and cards to go with them.  It makes the kids happy that they have something fun for mom plus a card.  The sale is the Saturday before Mother's Day and it's just crazy here but you sell tons of your stuff!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Gray Granite.  On top of that is a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of the  Highland Heather Gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" "Gingham Gala" pack.

I stamped the flower pot image from the "Just Because" set.  That is a fun set and it's got other sentiments in it too, plus another leafy green thing in a pot and a plant in a pot.  I have masked off the words and just stamped the image and added other wording.  It's pretty versatile.

I die cut the image using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies.  I cut a Granny Apple Green layer 1/8" larger than the stitched layer. 

Next I colored in the image using the Blends markers. The background is the light Highland Heather. The pot was colored in using a light gray.  The flowers were colored in using both light and dark Daffodil Delight.  And the leaves were colored in using both light and dark Granny Apple Green pens.  I LOVE coloring with the blends. It's quick, easy and it looks like you know how to color well!

I taped those two layers together and set the focal piece in place using Dimensionals.

This was a very simple, quick and pretty card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, March 15, 2019

Painted Season, Just Because, Thinking of You Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

Here's a sweet and easy card for today's post. 

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 Pear Pizzazz card stock.  And the Whisper White focal piece measures 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".

I stamped the flowers from the "Painted Season" set using Melon Mambo ink.  I also made a couple of mask by stamping on some post it notes and fussy cutting around them.  A tip when making masks:  Be sure to cut inside the lines. I cut about 1/16" inside the lines.  That way when you set the mask down you will get a nice close stamped image. If you look at the flower on the bottom right. Look at the petal around the 10 o'clock position. See how close the leaf is to the petal?  Now look at the same flower around the 6 or 7 o'clock position.  I didn't cut enough away on the mask and you can see a gap between the leaf and the petal.  I know, you probably wouldn't have noticed it had I not pointed it out to you but I'm showing you why it's best to cut away a bit more of the image.  In time you will learn about how much to cut away to get that nice flushed look.

I had stamped the leaves from the same set using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The Granny Apple Green ink may have been a bit brighter but I'm not quite ready for that bright of green right now!

The words are from the "Just Because" set.  I wanted some larger "Thinking of You" wording but couldn't find any stand alone ones.  So I took these from the "Just Because" set and masked off the flower pot.  I did set this up in my Stamparatus so I could get them straight but I wasn't paying attention to getting them more centered.  But it's okay. I like how the card turned out and that's what counts!

This was a fun card to make and super easy and quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Geared Up Garage, Masculine Card, Father's Day Card, 2019 Occasions Catalog

I bought this fun "Geared Up Garage" set because it leaned towards the masculine side. I tend to buy most of the masculine sets because there aren't very many.

This is a very easy card to make and I was sad that I didn't have a larger "Happy Father's Day" image.  It needed something larger in that spot and the one that came with the set was a lot larger and would take away from the layout of the card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock. I taped it to the card base.

I cut a piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 12" x 12" "Best Route" pack.  I cut the DSP 2-1/4" x 3-3/4".  I cut a piece of Night of Navy card stock at 2-3/8" x 3-7/8" for the layer. I taped those layers together and then taped them to the card front.  

I stamped the car using Whisper White card stock and I used one of the "Stitched Rectangles" dies to cut it out with. I also cut a layer behind it using Night of Navy card stock. The Night of Navy was cut about 1/8" wider than what the stitched piece was cut.  I taped those two layers together.  I set the layers in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words from the retired "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set using black Memento ink.

This was a fun card to make and I will be using this set again in the near future.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Butterfly Gala, Better Together, Birthday Card

Today's card is a quick and easy one.  I found the card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here.  I had used a piece of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) that was left over from a previous card.  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 3-7/8" x 5-1/7" piece of Whisper White.

I took a piece of the "Gingham Gala" DSP that I had left over from a card I made a couple of weeks back. I had taken a piece of the Balmy Blue DSP and used a black marker and a ruler to make lines on it.  It changes the whole look of the paper.  There was just enough scrap left to make this card.  that piece measured 1-3/4" x 5-1/8".  I taped it in place on the top layer.

I added a piece of Balmy Blue ribbon to the edge of the DSP. I taped the ends on the back.  When I set that piece in place on the card base using Dimensionals, I made sure that a Dimensional was stuck to the ribbon to make it even more secure!  

I stamped the words from the "Better Together" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut them using the oval dies.  I die cut a Balmy Blue oval a bit larger and then a Basic Black oval just a bit larger than the Balmy Blue one.  I taped all those ovals together and set them in place using snail tape.

I stamped the butterflies from the "Butterfly Gala" stamp set using black Memento ink on Balmy Blue card stock.  I punched them out with the "Butterfly Duo" punch.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.  I colored over the wings with the Wink of Stella marker and that was it.  I am still thinking about adding some sequins or some enamel dots to the card.  At first I thought it looked good without them but I'm thinking it needs a little something more after all.

This was a fun card to make and super easy.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Painted Seasons, Beauty Abounds, Thank You Card

I have this "Painted Seasons" set and I'm wondering what I saw on the net that intrigued me to want to own this set.  I have no idea.  So I set out to make a card using it and this is what I came up with.
The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Cajun Craze card stock.  This piece was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side.  This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottomI cut an Early Espresso layer 3-3/8" x 4-5/8".  The Cajun Craze layer on top of that is cut 3-1/4" x 4-1/2".  

I cut a 3-1/4" x 1-7/8" piece from a sheet from the "Painted Seasons" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I taped it to the bottom of the front focal panel.  Normally I stamp my wording first but I wasn't sure where I was going with this card so I just went out of my normal sequence.  I had cut a 3/8" x 3-1/4" strip of Early Espresso strip to cover the top part of the DSP.  

I stamped the flower from the "Painted Seasons" set using Cajun Craze ink and the center of the flower was colored in with the Early Espresso marker.  I fussy cut it out.  Though if I were to make another card like this, I would just stamp the flower and die cut it with the stitched circle die.  

I punched out 3 Shaded Spruce spring pieces using the "Sprig" punch.  I used glue dots to hold them in place and then I added the circle over them using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using black Memento ink.

I set the focal panel in place using Dimenisonals.

This was a pretty easy card to make but it is kind of blah.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, March 11, 2019

Better Together, Southern Serenade, Petal Promenade DSP, Wedding or Anniversary Card

I found this beautiful card on the internet.  You can see the original card here.  I changed the words but other than that it's pretty much copied.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gray Granite. Petal Pink card stock and ink are used to make this card. Plus Very Vanilla card stock.  The flowers are from the "Petal Promenade" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper Pack.  

The words are from the "Better Together" set and the lacy background is from the "Southern Serenade" set. I inked it up with Petal Pink ink and stamped off once.  I tried it directly from the pad but it's too dark.  I had set the image layer in place using Dimensionals.  

You can find all of the information and measurements needed to make this card at the link provided.  But as I was typing that I had remembered a card I used to love to make and when I went to my post and clicked on the link, the link was no longer valid.  Either the site was taken down or it became private.  SO, I will provide the measurements here.  But be sure to check out the original card.

Cut your pieces as follows:

Gray Granite — 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Petal Pink — 4″ x 5 1/4″Gray Granite — 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″Very Vanilla — 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″Gray Granite — 2-1/2″ x 4″Very Vanilla — 2-3/8″ x 3-7/8″Petal Promenade DSP – 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″. At the original site, I found the last measurement to be wrong, so I corrected it here.  It should be 3-3/4" instead of 3-1/2". I realized that after I had cut my DSP.  Hopefully I can find some other use for it in the near future.

This was a very fun card to make. I just think it's SO stunning. This would make a great wedding or anniversary card.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda



Saturday, March 09, 2019

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Birthday Card

I thought I would play with the Paper Pumpkin kit one more time before I moved on to something else.  I was going to make one card but when you cut the succulent image in half you end up with two pieces and that means two cards. I could have saved it for a later date but I had everything out so I went ahead and made two.  I was torn between using a black background or the gray.  Once I finished the cards and had them side by side, I leaned more towards the gray.

The base of both card is a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  For the top card I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Gray card stock. I stamped the flower image from the Paper Pumpkin kit using Basic Gray ink. The second card was just a solid piece of Basic Black card stock.

I cut the succulent image 1-7/8" x 4-3/4".  I cut the layer behind it to 2-1/8" x 5".  

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I stamped the top one using black Memento ink and the bottom one using Basic Gray ink.  I stamped them on a Whisper White piece of card stock that I had die cut using the "Stitched Rectangle" dies.  It measures almost 3-1/2" by almost 2-1/4".  These dies are not right on the quarter or 1/8" marks.  I cut my layers 2-1/2" x 3-7/8".  After cutting them I stamped the words. You can do them first and line up the died or you can die cut them and stamp later. I taped all of the layers together.

I took some black Baker's Twine from the Paper Pumpkin kit and wrapped it around the panel three times. I tied a knot and then a bow.  

The kit also came with some silver round dots that I colored black using a Sharpie.  Let it dry for a little bit before using them.  I measured the bottom ones and guessed with the top.  Can you tell?  LOL  I had taped the pieces to the card base and the focal panel was added using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  You don't need to have the Paper Pumpkin Kit to make a card like this.  You can just use whatever fun paper you have and use this layout.  I have used this layout a lot.  You may not have noticed because of the different colors of paper or different words and size of the focal panel.  Use circles for a different look.  Mix it up some!

These were fun to make and I can see myself making more!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, March 08, 2019

Sheltering Tree, February 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Thinking of You Card

Today's card was a super quick and easy one.  I found they layout on this card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here.  I only changed the words.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gray Granite card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/2" piece of the card stock that was in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  It's actually the card, it's folded in half so you can get two pieces out of one card.  

I cut the image from the Paper Pumpkin kit to 2" x 4-1/2".  I cut a Fresh Fig card stock layer at 2-1/4" x 4-3/4".  I taped the two layers together and before I taped them to the card front, I stamped the words.  They are from the "Sheltering Tree" set and I stamped them using Fresh Fig ink.  And that was it.  It's a fun card to make, plus it's super easy and quick.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Touches of Texture, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Love What You Do, Birthday Card

Today I thought I would play with a simple technique.  It's just called a "Window" card.  I wanted to play with the new Stitched Rectangle dies.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Berry Burst card stock. I chose that color because I still have quite a bit left and it will be retiring in a couple more months.  It went well with the "Love What You Do" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  

The inside of the card is a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock cut to 8" x 5-1/4" and then folded in half.

The size rectangle you need depends on the image you are wanting to display.  Here I used the flowers from the "Touches of Texture" set.  I think they are SO sweet looking plus they went well with the SDSP.  I cut the  SDSP first.  I centered the die and stuck it in place using a couple of sticky notes.  I die cut it and saved the center. I may use it on another project in the near future.  The SDSP measured 5-1/8" x 3-7/8".  

Next I cut the front of the Berry Burst base.  I had set the SDSP piece on top and eyed where the next die should be. I also set it in place with sticky notes.  I die cut it and saved the center for another day.  

I lined up the Whisper White inside piece but I didn't tape it in place.  I took a pencil and lightly drew around the rectangle so I knew where to stamp my image.

I stamped the flower from the "Touches of Texture" set using black Memento ink.  I colored them in using Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo and Petal Pink markers.  I colored the center part of the larger flowers with Petal Pink again to give them a deeper color. 

After I was done coloring I erased the pencil marks.  I have a kneadable art gum eraser. I LOVE using these erasers and will us nothing else.  They remove the graphite without removing or marking up the surface at all. You can get these in the drawing section at your local craft store.  They last for many years and they are reasonably priced.  Use your coupons and get even a better deal on it.  I prefer Faber-Castell because it's a brand I have used for a very long time. I even take small pieces off of it, about the size of a large pea and put them in the end of my mechanical pencils.  Because they are kneadable you are able to mold them.  We used to flatten them out and press them against our lips and blow through them and make a bubble that actually popped.  The art teachers didn't appreciate it at all!! LOL

Okay, where was I?  After erasing, I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch and I set them in place using Dimensionals. 

I added very tiny pearls to the center of the flowers and the card was done.

I think the most difficult part of this was lining up the rectangles.  If I were to do this again, and I probably will, I will die cut them out of copier paper first so I can fold and measure and get things centered more.  

This was a fun card and a pretty easy technique.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Botanical Butterfly, Beautiful Bouquet, Thank You Card, Flip Flap Technique

I found a fun technique on the internet. It's called "Flip Flap".  I had lost the site and Googled "Flip Flap" and there's other techniques out there that are different.  It's a different technique with a familiar name.  Here is the link to the one I'm posting today, click here to see that video.  The video is well done and easy to follow.  This technique is really very easy to do too!  I did have a little problem getting the image centered so enough of the tab stuck out to be able to grab it to open the front.

The front opens to reveal the words.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Rich Razzleberry.  I used the Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" pack.  

I used Old Olive card stock for the accent color.  I didn't take a picture but the words on the inside are from the "Beautiful Boutique" set.  I used the "Thanks a Bunch" stamp.  

The butterfly on the front of my card is from the "Botanical Butterfly" DSP 12" x 12" pack in the Sale-a-Brations catalog.  

Go check the video out and have fun making one of these cards.  Once you watch the video you will better understand what you are looking like on my card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Beauty Abounds, Just Because, Thinking of You Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

I ran across this card on Pinterest. You can see the original one here.  I thought it was such a fun card and I did change it just a little.

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 Calypso Coral. I die cut the scalloped oval from the center of that piece.

The focal piece is Whisper White cut at 3-3/4" x 5". 

First I stamped the long vine image using Granny Apple Green ink.  

Then I took the Balmy Blue ink pad and the smallest bubbles image and stamped it in around the card.  In the upper left corner I did use the larger bubble image and then I realized I wanted the smaller one. Not a big deal, it still looks fine.

Next I took the Calypso Coral ink pad and added some more bubbles around the card. Plus I added the dotted image too. I stamped it three times on the card. 

I punched out the butterflies from the "Botanical Butterflies" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

The words are from the "Just Because" set. I masked the image and stamped the words using Granny Apple Green ink.  I die cut an oval that fit the Calypso Coral oval.  I set that oval in place using Dimensionals.

I set the top two butterflies in place using Dimensionals.

Next I stamped the Granny Apple Green butterfly that is in the "Beauty Abounds" set.  I waited to stamp it because I wanted to make sure of the placing of it.  Once you add the first two butterflies, then you can see where that one needs to go to balance out the three.  

I used a couple of tiny glue dots to the left side of the little butterfly and I set it in place on the ovals.  And that was it.

This was a very easy and fun card to make.  I LOVE the colors here.  It's colors I wouldn't normally put together myself.  But when I saw this I thought it was a very bright and cheery card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Monday, March 04, 2019

Just Because, Thinking of You Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

I was looking on the internet to see what I could be inspired by using the "Just Because" set.  I loved the way this one card was colored so I ran with it.  I have no information on the card, only a link for you to see it.  Click here to see that card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I cut three 1/2" strips of the green leafy looking image from the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  I cut them to 5" long each.  I centered the first one and then eyed the other two.  I just wanted to make sure they were inside the rectangle and I did just that with room to spare.

I stamped the potted plant image from the "Just Because" set from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  I used black Memento ink.  I had cut that piece 2-7/8" x 3-7/8"/

I colored in the image using the Blends pens.  I tried to color it like the image I had found on the net.  First I took the light Old Olive pen and colored the tips of the leaves and a little bit towards the center. I wanted to make sure I left the center of the leaves uncolored.  Then I took the dark Old Olive pen and colored the leaves from the stems out towards the center.  I did go back with the light Old Olive pen and colored on some of the leaves that had too much white showing.

For the planter I used the Bronze pen and colored it but made sure I left a strip down the left side. I tried using the green Painter's tape but the ink bled a bit so I just had to wing it.  When I was done with the Bronze pen I took the light Calypso Coral pen and colored over the pot.  I wanted to try to get a nice terracotta color.  It's close!  I like the color and that is what's important.  I did take the color lifter pen and colored up and down on the white strip  to try to smooth out that line and yet give it a bit of a fuzzy look.  That worked too and I like the effect.

I cut a piece of Mossy Meadow for the back layer.  It measured 3" x 4".  I taped the two layers together and set them in place on top of the SDSP strips using Dimensionals and that was it.

This was a super easy, quick and fun card to make. I can see myself making more.

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda


Sunday, March 03, 2019

Lasting Lily, Just Because, Thinking of You Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions and Sale-a-Brations Catalogs

Today's card is a perfect example of why you should keep your work area clean.  I had some card stock sitting out from another project and I didn't pay attention when I was making my card and the next think I knew I had a darker green around the flower piece.  It is what it is, I can't fix it but I'm sharing it with you so you can see what happens when you don't put your stuff away.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I layered a piece of the Highland Heather gingham card stock from the 6" x 6" paper pack.  I cut that paper 1-3/4" x 4-1/2".  I cut a 1-7/8" x 4-5/8" piece of Mint Macaron card stock for the layer.

I stamped the flower stem on a 2" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I added a flower from one of the other images in the "Lasting Lilly" set.  I stamped the flower on a piece of Whisper White card stock and using Mint Macaron ink, I stamped the bottom part of the flower.  I fussy cut the flower and set it in place using Dimensionals. I layered the flower panel on a 2-1/8" x 4-1/8" what was supposed to be Mint Macaron but it ended up being Coastal Cabana.  I can distinguish between the two colors but I was cutting my pieces as I needed them instead of cutting all at one time.  And that is how I grabbed the wrong color. I taped those two layers together and then taped them to the card front.

The words are from the "Just Because" set.  It's from the 2019 Occasions catalog.  It's the first time I've used it.  I've been so busy playing with the Sale-a-Bration sets that I have not been playing with the other ones I bought. I die cut them using the oval die and I die cut a scalloped oval and that was when I realized the card stock color issue!  I taped the ovals together and then set them in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Now I'm off to clean up my scrap papers sitting by my paper cutter and I need to clean up my worktable so I can start another card. I want to play with the "Just Because" set!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, March 02, 2019

This Little Piggy, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Wiper, Gift Card Holder, Flinger, Birthday Card

 About a year and a half ago I had made a "Wiper" card.  That is a very fun technique. That card was a flat one. This one opens up almost like a diorama type card.  You can see my wiper card here.  I found a couple of cards on the web that I thought I would combine.  I found a video on how to make the wiper card and I was a bit disappointed because the measurements for the main pieces and top layers were wrong and I only had one large 6" x 6" piece of the DSP from the "How Sweet It Is" pack.  She says to cut the card stock 4-1/4" x 6-1/4". I backed up the video several times to make sure I got those measurements right.  I did, she didn't.  They should measure 4-1/4" x 7".  And that also threw off the front DSP panel and Whisper White layers.  Those were 4-1/8" x 4-7/8" for the Whisper White piece, but it really should be 4-1/4" x 5".  And the DSP was cut at 4" x 4-3/4" and it should be 4-1/8" x 4-7/8".  Okay, with that out of the way you can follow the rest of her video or you can find another one out there, there's LOTS of them.  You can see her video here.  

I didn't follow the instructions as she went along. I did not add the wiper piece and then glue the sides. I was making a pig in a window because I saw one on the net that I thought was cute. And you can see that one here.  I worked with the wiper piece and I ended up cutting it at 3/4" wide.  I also tapered it from the end that is stuck to the back of the pig to a bit beyond the back of the pig.  Click on the top photo and you can see that.  I was showing above the pigs back and I didn't like the look of it.  There may be a clever way to hide that better.  Maybe a circle behind the pig and then the wiper but after struggling with the cutting errors, I was a bit too frustrated and disappointed to give more attention to my card.  And as I look at it, maybe a circle on top of the wiper and then the pig on top of that may be a nice look.  Also, stamping and cutting out another pig and gluing it to the back of the first pig would hid the wiper on the back. I may still stamp and cut one out to hide that.  I don't think it would be necessary but this card also had a gift card/money holder slot on the back. 

And I thought it would be cute to have the pig hold a present since it was a birthday card.  Oh, but I didn't just stop there.  When I saw how the lady opened up the wiper card, it was kind of a fast motion, my brain thought flinger card.  Like my workroom floor didn't have enough tiny bits of paper on it.  Nothing a good vacuuming wouldn't take care of.  UGH!! 

To make the flinger holder part, I took a 1" x 8" cellophane bag and cut it to 7/8" long.  And I also cut a little elongated "U" shape on the front edge so I could open it easier. I thought it was hard to open with the edges even.  I added some punched out dots from my Rubi Coil punch machine and I gave the card a try. What a mess!! LOL  It worked and it's fun!

I think I would also take a circle punch, somewhere around 1" and punch the top part of the gift card holder (in the center) to make it easier to grab the gift card and remove it.  Maybe I'll rework this card and make it the right way and with the fun changes.

So if you give this card a try be aware of the size paper you are cutting. Perhaps you can just cut some from copier paper first to make sure the measurements are accurate.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 



Friday, March 01, 2019

Dandelion Wishes, Botanical Butterfly, Get Well Card

WOW, talk about a simple, quick and pretty card! 

When I bought the "Botanical Butterfly" Designer Series Paper (DSP), I thought the paper I used here today was so busy and I wondered if I would even use it.  On the back there's a white background with tiny black dots. I was okay with it then because I figured I would use that side for sure.  And now after making this card, I'm torn!!! LOL  From one extreme to the other!

I did find this card on Pinterest and you can see the original here.

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 Basic Black card stock.  And the focal piece is Whisper White cut 3-3/4" x 5".  

I cut the DSP at 2" x 3-3/4".  I cut a strip of the gingham DSP from the same pack. I didn't mreasure it but I made sure it was 4 squares wide and 3-3/4" long.  I taped those two pieces of DSP to the focal piece.

I lined up the words, centering them on the open Whisper White panel.  They are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I punched out a butterfly from the "Botanical Butterfly" DSP using the "Butterfly Duet" punch.  I set the butterfly in place using a Dimensional.  I took a black fine point pen and added the dashed lines.  And for the final touch I added 3 of the "Iridescent Sequins" from the assortment pack.  And that was it. 

This was a very fun card to make and now I can get it sent off to a friend who had surgery.  I'm late in getting the card out but to think about it in a different light, she is still recovering and probably not getting any cards now!!!  Always try to look on the positive side!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hello Cupcake, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Brations, Birthday Card

Only a month left and this little gem retires.  I LOVE using this cupcake image.  It's such a perfect card for adults and children.  I found this card here, but I did change it a little.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.  I stamped the words from the "Hello Cupcake" set using Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo and Pool Party ink.  Then I taped it to the card base.

I cut a 3" x 4" piece of Basic Black card stock and die cut the scalloped oval from the center. And if I were smart, I would have cut the stitched oval from the Whisper White piece but the brain isn't in full gear today!  Fortunately I had a scrap piece.  I die cut the ovals and set them aside.  I cut a 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack "How Sweet It Is" from the new 2019 Occasions catalog.  I taped it to the Basic Black layer and I taped those layers to the Whisper White piece. 

I stamped the frosting using Melon Mambo ink.  I set it aside to dry a bit before I fussy cut it out.  I stamped the cupcake bottom using Gorgeous Grape ink.  Then I stamped the cake part using Crumb Cake ink.  I taped the two ovals together and then taped them to the DSP. 

I fussy cut the frosting and I set it in place using Dimensinals.  When I look at it on the screen, I think I should have added some "sprinkles" to the frosting.  It needs something.  But other than that I do like the card.
Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Beauty Abounds, Beautiful Boutique, Birthday Card, 2019 Occasions Catalog

I thought I would step away from the Sale-a-Bration sets for a few days and make a card from some of the other sets I ordered in the Occasions catalog.  In order to get the fun Sale-a-Brations sets you need to buy some other items from either the main catalog or the Occasions catalog.

I found this card on Pinterest. You can see it by clicking here.

This card is made of a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

First I stamped the long flowery image. I used Sahara Sand ink. I colored in the parts of the leaves that have slash markers on them using the Sahara Sand marker.

Next I colored in the flowers using a Blender Pen with the Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight markers. I used the Soft Sea Foam marker and Blender Pen for the leaves too.

I stamped the dots using Crumb Cake ink, stamping off once. I stamped all along the bottom and up the right side.

Then I stamped the bubble images using Crumb Cake ink but I did stamp off once. I had used both bubble image stamps in the set.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them using Soft Suede ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut the words using the stitched oval die.

I die cut the butterfly using Blushing Bride card stock on the thicker image and Daffodil Delight on the thinner one.  I cut off the antenna on the Blushing Bride one.  I glued the two pieces together.  I put a piece of Whisper White card stock behind the butterfly and trimmed it up so you couldn't see any white on the edges.  

I die cut some leafy looking images from the set using Vellum. I colored the Vellum with the Soft Sea Foam marker. I set them aside to dry.  I added a bit of tape to the card front where the words were going to be covering it and stuck the Vellum pieces in place.  

I set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And lastly, I added the butterfly using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I LOVE the colors used here.  It's such a soft looking card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Perennial Birthday, Sheet Music, Botanical Butterfly, Birthday Card

I was looking at my stamp sets and I came across the "Sheet Music" one and realized that I don't use it very often. SO I decided I would work up a card with it plus using something from the Sale-a-Brations catalog.  

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

I stamped the "Sheet Music" on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I cut that piece to 2-3/4" x 2-3/4".  I cut a 3" x 3" piece of Balmy Blue for the layer. I taped those two pieces together.

The words are from the "Perennial Birthday" set. I used black Memento to stamp them.

Next I punched a butterfly from the "Botanical Butterfly" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12" x 12" pack from the Sale-a-Brations catalog.  I used the "Butterfly Duo" punch to punch the butterfly from the DSP.

I set the square layers in place using Dimensionals.  I added a Dimensional to the butterfly and set it in place on the music image.  I added three small rhinestones to the center of the butterfly and the card was done.  As quick and simple as that.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, February 25, 2019

Beauty Abounds, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Birthday Card

I found a fun card on the internet but I didn't want to make a long thin card. I wanted to keep my card at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  So I worked with the image a bit and this is what I came up with. You can see the original card here.  


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

I stamped the side images from the "Beauty Abounds" set using black Memento ink. I'm not that great at getting things perfectly centered but unless you don't examine the card too closely you won't notice it.  After stamping the flowery part I took the larger bubbles image from the same set and stamped them using Granny Apple Green ink.  Then I took the smaller bubbles image and stamped them using Balmy Blue ink.  I trimmed this piece to 5-1/2" x 2-3/8".  I cut a Balmy Blue layer that measured 5-1/2" x 2-5/8".  I taped those two layers together. 

I set the layers on top of the card base and I lightly drew a pencil line using the layers as my edge.  I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I took my art gum kneadable eraser.  That eraser is a must to have. It removes graphite and will not ruin your card stock.  If you draw lightly there will be no trace at all of the lines. If you press hard with your pencil, it will still erase the graphite but there will be and indentation from the pressure you used. You can knead them and shape them to whatever you'd like. Sometimes I find I need to shape them into a cone to erase what I need erased. I even took a piece of the eraser kneaded and shaped it so it fit in my mechanical pencil.  I just highly recommend them.  

Next I taped the two layers to the card base.  I die cut a butterfly from the "Botanical Butterfly" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper pack.  It's a Sale-a-Bration item.  I have had lots of fun with all of the butterfly images in this pack.

Taking a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock I cut the second to the largest stitched circle die.  I used the "Starburst" punch and punched one of Balmy Blue. I taped the Whisper White circle to it and then taped the two of them to the stamped image.  I added the butterfly with Dimensionals and the card was done.

I thought it was a fun card to make. What I liked was that the bubbles helped color in the details of the image so I didn't have to do any coloring with markers. 

When I saw this card on the internet I knew I just had to make it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda




















Sunday, February 24, 2019

Home to Roost, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Bokeh Dots, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration, Birthday Card

Today's card is a pretty simple one, though I tried to make it difficult.  I thought I would just stamp the "Bokeh Dots" image, trim it up and then layer it with a piece of Basic Black card stock. So I set out to do that. I stamped three of the images because I thought I may mess them up and I wanted to have at least one good one.  After getting the image stamped to my satisfaction I realized that the image really needed to be stamped directly onto the Whisper White focal piece.  UGH!!!  So I set those pieces aside for maybe another day and went on to do the card right!  I had found this card on the internet.  You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  The card stock was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side.  You can cut on the 11" side, it doesn't matter. I just had this piece in my pack of Basic Black card stock and I thought I would use it.  

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather that later will be taped to a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White.

I tried to center the "Bokeh Dots" image as best as I could and I inked it up using Balmy Blue and Gorgeous Grape.  I sponged on the colors.  Directly from the pad was WAY too dark and looked funny, even after stamping off.  I have never had much luck with this image.  I never get the dots to pop out like everyone else does.  I need to work with it more and see if I can get those images more defined.  But for today it mostly looks like the colors were just sponged in and that is okay too. I like the looks of it.

After stamping the "Bokeh Dots" image I then stamped the wheat image from the "Home to Roost" Sale-a-Bration set.  I used black Memento ink.  After that dried a bit, I put a piece of scrap card stock over it and began drawing in the dots and dashes using a fine point Sharpie marker.  I then taped the Whisper White piece to the Highland Heather piece.

Next I wrapped a piece the burlap ribbon around the two pieces and taped the ends on the back.  I also added a piece of the Highland Heather ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration book around and on top of the burlap ribbon and I taped those ends to the back.  I took some linen thread and wrapped it around my fingers in a figure 8 and added a glue dot in the middle to hold it in place. I set that on top of the Highland Heather ribbon.  I added another glue dot on top of that and tied a Highland Heather bow and set it in place.

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set it in place using glue dots. 

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

After figuring out how to work the focal image, the card went together really fast.  I think it's pretty and makes a lovely birthday card.  Seeing it on the screen now I think it would also make a serene sympathy card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda
 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Touches of Nature, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

The one thing I REALLY like about the "Subtle" embossing folder is that it looks like linen.

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 that was textured using the "Subtle" embossing folder.

I cut a 2" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the flower bunch from the "Touches of Nature" set.  I textured it with the "Subtle" embossing folder.  Then I colored the flowers in using the Real Red marker and the Pear Pizzazz marker.  I should have colored it before textured it.  It would have made the coloring a whole lot easier.  I just wasn't thinking. I set this piece in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" stamp set. It was great to use a small scrap of Whisper White card stock. I have LOTS of scraps here that I need to start using up or at least start using. I taped the upper left part of the circle using snail tape and used Dimensionals on the bottom and right side of the circle.  

This was a super easy and quick card to make. Quicker if you color first and then texture!!! LOL

I love the look of white on white. It's got such an elegant look to it.

I chose this set because I really like it and I think it will be retiring in a few months.  I have a lot of sets I think are going to be retiring. I need to play with them more!!!  But there's too many new ones. UGH!! A vicious circle!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, February 22, 2019

Botanical Butterfly, Butterfly Duet Punch, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

Today's card was fun and easy to make.  I wanted to make a happy spring looking card because we are headed for another big snowfall starting tonight and going through Sunday.  I LOVE snow, but I think we've had enough now!!

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

I cut a 1-1/2" x 4" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Botanical Butterfly" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I layered it with a 2" x 4" piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  I taped the DSP strip to it and then taped the strip to the Whisper White piece.  Now normally I don't tape before I stamp but today I did because I put the piece in the Stamparatus so I could stamp it again if needed.  The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I punched out the butterflies from the "Botanical Butterfly" DSP pack.  I sponged them using Pumpkin Pie ink.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.  I added some crystal rhinestones and the card was done.  I did add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside for writing on!

This was a fun card to make and now I'm going to hunker down for the weekend of snow!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Hello Cupcake, 2019 Stampin' Up Sale-a-Bration Birthday Card

This is a very clean and simple card.  I love this "Hello Cupcake" set. I find it easy to work with and I don't really mind fussy cutting the frosting.  Though I only had to make one. If I had to do more I may have whined about it a bit more, you know me!!!

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 Berry Burst.  I'm trying to use up the in colors since they will be retiring in a few months.  I don't even think I've used the Lemon Lime Twist color in that collection.

The focal piece is Whisper White and it was cut 5" x 3-3/4".  I stamped the cupcake bottom and the words using Early Espresso ink.  Next I stamped the cake part using Flirty Flamingo stamped off once. 

I stamped the frosting using Berry Burst ink and the sprinkles were stamped using Early Espresso ink.  I stamped the little heart pick using Flirty Flamingo straight from the ink pad.  I set them aside to dry a bit.  I taped the layers of the card together and then I fussy cut the frosting and the heart pick.  I set the frosting in place using Dimensionals and I glued the end of the frosting pick on top.  And that was it.  Even with the fussy cutting, this card went together really quick!!  I added a piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside for writing on.  It's not fun to write on black!

What's great about this set is that it can be used for children or adults!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Geared Up Garage, Wonderful Moments, Masculine Birthday Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

I bought this fun "Geared Up Garage" set because I tend to buy most of the masculine sets that Stampin' Up! comes up with.  There are not very many masculine sets and I like to make cards for men too, mostly birthday and Father's Day. This set will cover both occasions.  I found this card on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here, I did change a few things.  

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 Coastal Cabana card stock.  On that piece I stamped the car image many times using Coastal Cabana ink. I wrapped a piece of White Baker's Twine (that was what I had on hand) around the layer twice and tied a knot. I had tied a bow but because it was a masculine card I just knotted it instead.

I cut a 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Sahara Sand card stock.  I layered a 2" x 4" piece of Sahara Sand on top it that was textured using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  

I die cut the largest stitched circle and stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Wonderful Moments" set using black Memento ink.  I also stamped the exhaust smoke piece using Gray Granite ink. I stamped once on the left and then again on the right without inking up the image again.  I stamped the nuts using Crushed Curry ink.  I set the circle in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the car and die cut it out.  I colored it in using the light Smoky Slate Blends pen. I colored the lights in using the light Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  I set the car in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  A super quick and easy masculine card. 

This would also make a great Father's Day card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet, By the Bay, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration, Masculine Birthday Card, Vertical Stretch Technique

 Okay, not being a computer person I struggled with that bottom photo. I could not get the orientation right and it took me 5 tries.  I was about to give up and leave it upside down but I gave it one more try and I finally got it right.  UGH.  Please don't ask me how I did it, I couldn't tell you and I'm not sure I could do it again without all of the drama that went along with this one!!! LOL

Tonight I am going to be participating in a swap and this is my card. I'm not thrilled with the color combination but I was working with limited papers.  It is what it is.  Besides, it's a technique swap so I did the technique.  This technique is called "Vertical Stretch".  You can see the instructions on how to do it here.  I am not fond of this technique. The card does fold into a regular size stamped card and fits in an A2 envelope but the card does not stay closed, no matter how hard you burnish the folds.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  This was cut on the 8-1/2" side.

I used the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) on the top two sections and Whisper White on the bottom.

The image is from the "By the Bay" 2019 Sale-a-Bration set.  I had stamped and colored this image a few days ago. You can see that card here and how I did it.  I layered the image using Tranquil Tide card stock.  The image layer was set in place using Dimensionals.

The words on the inside are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock and layered it with a Tranquil Tide scalloped oval.   I left the bottom unstamped so it can be written on.

I can't say this was fun to make, I didn't really like this card. I don't care much for the technique, mostly because the card does not stay closed.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Monday, February 18, 2019

Home to Roost, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Masculine Birthday Card, 2019 Sale-a-Bration

I found a fun card on Pinterest using the "Home to Roost" Sale-a-Bration set.  I thought it was such a cute set.  You can see the original card here.  

Should I ever make another one, I will make sure I don't turn the rooster upside down. That way I would get more rooster heads in the background.  I had taken a half a sheet of Whisper White card stock and I planned on making a couple of cards but half way through I dropped the stamp on the card stock and rendered it unusable.  SO I just ended up with the top half being good and going from there. 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the roosters from the "Home to Roost" set using black Memento ink.  I colored in the top part of the chicken the comb and the thing under it's neck using the Real Red marker.  I stamped a rooster on a piece of scrap white and die cut it using the stitched circle die. I also die cut a scalloped circle to fit the rooster circle. I had ended up with a rooster background piece measuring 3-1/2" x 4".  I taped it to the Whisper White piece. 

I took a piece of Real Red card stock and textured it using the "Hardwood" embossing folder.  I cut the piece 4" x 2-1/4" and taped it to the bottom of the Whisper White piece.  I taped it all down on top of the card base. 

I set the Rooster circles in place using Dimensionals. 

I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I punched it using the "Classic Label" punch. I added small Dimensionals to the left and center and I added some snail to the right side. 

I took two strands of linen and tied a bow. I set the bow in place using a small glue dot.

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

I think this makes a great masculine birthday card!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Floral Frames, Botanical Butterfly, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

Today's card was fun to make. I had found it while surfing the net and just had to make it.  There's some minor changes but for the most part it's the same (but mine is in English!!! LOL). You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that you are going to find lots of pieces from the "Floral Frames dies.  There's the center circular piece. I did have to die cut a circle from the center so it was open.  I'm saving that circle for another project (someday, maybe! - add it to the pile of someday's and maybe's!) 

I started out using a sponge dauber and added the Highland Heather circles. There's four of them on the card.

Next I added that circle piece using Dimensionals.  I had die cut 5 other leaves from the die set using Whisper White card stock.  I glued the ends of them under the circle.  

Then I took my black marker and made the dots on the card. 

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White I had and stamped the words on it.  My piece measures just a hair over 1/2" x 2-1/4".  I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I set this piece in place last.

I punched out the butterfly from the "Botanical Butterfly" Designer Series Paper 12" x 12" pack.  It was a free Sale-a-Bration item.  I LOVED the butterflies in this pack and when I found out there was a punch to go with it, well... I was sold on it!  The punch is called "Butterfly Duet". 

I took some gold thread and wrapped it around my fingers about 4 times and used a small glue dot to hold the ends and strands together. I formed a figure eight with it and used another small glue dot to hold them all in place.  I set the thread on the circle and the glue dot made it stick in place.  

Then I added a Dimensional to the center of the butterfly and set it in place on the circle.  I took the word piece and added a Dimensional to the left side. I added a little snail tape to the top left side and I added a dot of glue on the circle where the words would be.  I set the word piece in place and pressed down lightly on those three areas.

I had some enamel dots (they are expired) and I set them in place on the car and the card was finished.

This was a fun card to make.  I love the look of it.  I think it would also make a great wedding or anniversary card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Butterfly gala, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I found today's card on Pinterest.  I thought it was such a fun looking card. I LOVED the look of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP).

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 Whisper White card stock.  

I cut the DSP 2-1/2" x 4".  Before I cut the DSP, I took my clear ruler and I drew the lines in using a black marker. I thought that was the worst part of the card. It took a while to do and I still didn't get it centered on some of the squares.  Though it does look okay as it is. I just thought it was a lot of work.  I taped the DSP in place and then I tied the black Baker's Twine around it twice and made a bow.

I die cut a 2-1/8" circle using Whisper White card stock and then I die cut a larger scalloped circle using Basic Black card stock.  Both were from scraps, which is nice to do. I end up with TONS of scrap card stock.  I taped those two layers together. 

I stamped the butterfly, again on a piece of scrap Balmy Blue card stock using black Memento ink.  I punched the butterflies out using the "Butterfly Duet" punch.  I colored the butterflies with the Wink of Stella.

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  The Whisper White card stock measures a little over a half inch wide. It was a scrap piece.  And it was 2-3/4" long before I punched the end using the "Triple Banner" punch. 

Now to assemble the card. I took the 4" x 5-1/4" piece with the DSP on it and added it to the card base using Dimensionals.  I taped the two circles together and set them in place using Dimensionals. 
Next I added a glue dot to the back of the tiny butterfly and attached it to the larger butterfly.  I set the butterflies in place using a Dimensional.  I added three little rhinestones to the spine of the butterfly.  I taped the words in place, only adding tape to half of the strip.  And that was it.

I do like how it turned out but I would really have to stop and think about doing those stripes again. I would REALLY have to love the card before I attempt that again!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda