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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Perennial Birthday, Petal Promenade, Birthday Card

WOW, here's another super simple and quick card.  You can use this layout with any Designer Series Paper (DSP) or stamped paper. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens at the bottom (the fold is at the top).  

The first thing I did was to stamp the words from the "Perennial Birthday" set using Mossy Meadow ink.  I had set the words up in my Stamparatus because I wanted to make sure I got them straight. I did end up inking and stamping it twice. One of the great things you can do when you use the Stamparatus.  SO that is why my words look a little darker.  I stamped the words first so I could figure out how long to cut the strips.

My strips of DSP were cut 1-3/8" x 2-1/2".  I cut three strips.  Then I cut three strips of Mossy Meadow that measured 1-1/2" x 2-5/8".  I taped those two layers together.  I added Dimensionals to the back of each panel.  With a pencil, I lightly marked the center of my card at the top.  I eyed the center of the middle panel and set it in place.  If you start in the center, the other two panels are easier to add.  I erased my pencil mark and the card was done.  I like to use a kneadable eraser.  If you don't have one, I highly recommend you getting one.  They last a very long time.  They remove graphite without leaving any marks on your paper or card stock, no matter how hard you rub it.  They are called kneadable because you can actually stretch it, roll it and form it into shapes.  I like to break pieces off and roll them into small tubes and replace the eraser in my mechanical pencil.  I won't work without one!

Today's card was fun to make. I like the looks of it and I LOVE how quick and simple it was to create.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Abstract Impressions, Thank You Card

It's a dark and rainy day here in Minnesota and today I thought I would make a fun spring card.  Something bright and cheery.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Highland Heather.  On top of that is a piece of Whisper White card stock cut 4" x 5-1/4".  On top of that is another piece of Highland Heather that was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  And the focal piece is Whisper White that was cut 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  That's a lot of layers, but it's SO pretty that way.

I also cut a 3-1/2" x 2-1/8" piece of Highland Heather Designer Series Paper (DSP) from teh 6" x 6" paper pack. I love those paper packs. You get a big variety for your buck!

I eyed the space where the DSP would go so I wouldn't stamp below it.  I used Granny Apple Green and stamped the the image that had the most leaves/stems from the "Abstract Impressions" set on it.  Then I came back in with the smaller leaves/stems image and using Lemon Lime Twist ink.

The flowers were done next using Highland Heather ink and then the highlights of the flowers were done using Gorgeous Grape ink.

The words are from the same set and I stamped them using Granny  Apple Green ink. I die cut the words using the "Stitched Oval" dies. And the layer behind it was done using Highland Heather card stock and the scalloped oval die.  I taped the ovals together.  

I taped the DSP to the top Whisper White piece and then I added a piece of organza ribbon around the card and taped the ends on the back. I tied a bow and used a glue dot and set it in place on top of the ribbon.  I taped the rest of the layers together and taped them to the top of the card base.  

I added the words using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a fun card. It didn't brighten up the skies here but it did brighten my day!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, May 17, 2019

Varied Vases, Butterfly Gala, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I had to laugh while I was making this card.  I did some things that made me raise my own eyebrows in dismay!  LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Sea Foam.  On top is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Soft Sea Foam that I stamped some tiny flower bunches on using Soft Sea Foam ink and I sponged the edges with Soft Sea Foam ink. I taped the stamped piece to the card base.

I cut a "Pearl Doily" in half and set it on the card front. Then I stamped the bumpy line image on Whisper White card stock.  I thought it would be great as a makeshift shelf so a brown would be a good color choice.  I colored it with the dark Soft Suede Blends pen.  Laughing at myself, I could have just stamped the image on Soft Suede card stock.  DUH! 

Then I took some vellum and used the "Starburst" punch and punched out two of them.  I cut the bottom off about 1/4" and I ran a little tape along the bottom to hold the two pieces together. I did add a little tape where the vase was going to be too.  It just needed a little extra hold. I also added tape to that same spot on the back so I had some in the inside holding the two pieces together and one on the back to hold it to the card.  

Next I stamped the vase from the "Varied Vases" set using Coastal Cabana ink.  I punched it out with the matching punch.  I set the vase in place using Dimensionals but only after I finished stamping and fussy cutting the flower cluster.  I had also added a little dot of Daffodil Delight to the center of each flower.  I glued the stem of the flower to the vellum and then the vase was added.  

I had an extra butterfly from a previous card so I just set it in place on the card with a Dimensional.  The butterfly is from the "Butterfly Gala" set.  

The words and border around the words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  I was thinking that maybe I should have used Bermuda Bay or Soft Suede to stamp the words.  It's kind of dark at the bottom of the card.  But as I look at it, my eyes move from the words to the vase to the butterfly, so it's got the artistic movement that a piece of artwork should have.  So I guess it's okay!

This was a fun card to make and maybe next time I will use colored card stock.  LOL  But it was simple enough to just color it with the Blends Pen.  Either way, the job got done!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Just Because, Thinking of You Card

While looking for samples using the "Just Because" set I ran across this gem.  I loved the Balmy Blue background but I was thinking about not making it because there was fussy cutting involved.  I convinced myself to suck it up and cut out the piece.  It's not like it had a bunch of flowers all over the place, it was pretty simple cutting. You can see the original card here.  

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

I cut the Night of Navy piece at 4-1/4" x 2-7/8".  The Balmy Blue layer was cut using the "Stitched Rectangles" die.  For those of you who don't have the dies, the piece measures 2-5/8" x just a hair shy of 4".  Line your card stock just on the edge of the 4" mark and you will be close enough.

I stamped the image from the "Just Because" set.  I did mask off the words but I don't know why I bothered, I was fussy cutting the image.  Just not thinking I guess! LOL  After the fussy cutting I colored the image using Blends Pens.  I used Night of Navy light.  Granny Apple Green, light and dark.  I also used Daffodil Delight, light and dark and just the light Pumpkin Pie.  I didn't get the same effect on the vase as the original image.  I read later that Balmy Blue Blends was used. I didn't have that color. So I took out my Night of Navy marker and my blender pen and worked in the color on the lighter side.  

The words are from the same set. I set them up in the Stamparatus so I could be sure to get them straight and I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  

I taped the layers together. I added the image using Dimensionals and for the final touch I used some glitter enamel dots that I colored with the Night of Navy Blends pen.  Let them dry a few minutes before using them. 

And that was it.  This was a pretty simple card to make and I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Butterfly Gala, Beauty Abounds, Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card

I really LOVE butterflies.  The "Beauty Abounds" and "Butterfly Gala" sets have some fun butterflies to play with. I liked making this card because it was pretty quick and simple.

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 Highland Heather.  And the focal piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  

I stamped the butterfly from the "Butterfly Gala" set using black Memento ink. I set them aside for a few minutes to dry.  In the meantime I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using black Memento ink.  I set it aside to dry.  Then I punched out the two butterflies.  I colored them using the Highland Heather Blends pens.  I just colored the whole butterfly with the light pen and then came back with the darker pen in the middle and on the edges.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set them aside.

I stamped the Highland Heather bubbles from the "Beauty ABounds" set.  Then I stamped some Lemon Lime Twist bubbles using the smaller bubble image.  

I took some gold thread and wrapped it around the 3-3/4" part of the card stock. I used a glue dot to hold the raw ends. Then I found center or close to it and pressed that into the glue dot to hold it.  Sometimes I twist them to give them a figure 8 look, it just depends on if the thread will cooperate.  I set the thread in place on the card front towards the bottom right.

I took the "Starburst" punch and punched out the Highland Heather piece from the same 4" x 5-1/4" piece that I am going to use for the layer.  No one will ever know it's missing.  I taped the Starburst piece to the word piece and added Dimensionals to the back.  

I taped the Highland Heather layer to the card base.  Then I taped the focal piece to the card base.  I added the word piece and then the butterflies.  See, I told you it was quick and simple!  Oh and pretty too!!
Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Geared Up Garage, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Masculine Birthday Card

One more "Geared Up Garage" card before I move onto something else.  This is such a fun set.  I found this card on Pinterest.  I only made a couple of changes to it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  I stamped the car image on it using Bermuda Bay ink and I sponged the edges with Bermuda Bay ink. I taped the piece to the card base.

Next I took a 4" x 1-7/8" piece of Sahara Sand card stock and textured it with the "Subtle" embossing folder. I cut a 4-1/8" x 2" piece of Sahara Sand card stock for the layer.  After texturing the smaller piece, I sponged the edges with Sahara Sand ink.  I taped those two layers together and I set them in place on the card front using Dimensionals.

I die cut the largest "Stitched Circle" die and stamped the bolts using Crushed Curry ink. I stamped the smoky part using Smoky Slate ink.  I set the circle in place on the top of the card using snail tape on the left and Dimensionals on the right.

Then I stamped and die cut the car out. I colored it with the Smoky Slate marker. I colored the lights in using the Crushed Curry marker.  I set the car in place using Dimensionals.

And for the final touch, I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I punched them out and set them in place on the Sahara Sand layer. I used snail tape on the left side and a Dimensional on the right. 

I didn't have any of the matching Baker's Twine like the original card did, but that's okay, I like it without it. 

This card was fun and easy to make.  I think it would also make a great Father's Day card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 13, 2019

Geared Up Garage, Father's Day Card, Masculine Card

I always seem to purchase a masculine set when the new catalog or occasions catalogs come out.  One can never have enough masculine sets, plus there aren't that many masculine sets out there. I found this card on Pinterest.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Crushed Curry.  On top of it is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crushed Curry that was stamped with the car image from the "Geared Up Garage" set, using Crushed Curry ink.  The edges were sponged with Crushed Curry ink. The piece was set in place on the card base using snail tape.

I took a piece of Basic Gray card stock and die cut the largest "Stitched Circle".  I stamped the bolts and the "smoke" image using Basic Gray ink.  I set that in place on the card using Dimensionals.  

I stamped the card using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut it with the matching die.  I used a blender pen and Crushed Curry ink to color the car in.  I set the car in place using Dimensionals.  

Next I took a scrap piece of Whisper White and stamped the words.  They were set in place using snail tape on the right side and Dimensionals on the left side.  

This was a very quick and simple card to make.  I would like to make something like this using a different color and making it into a masculine birthday card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, April 2019 Paper Pumpkin


Today's card was a fun one.  I  found this card on Pinterest and wanted to make it but I got busy with our annual garage sale and I misplaced my Paper Pumpkin pieces.  Now that the sale was over and I was able to locate my stuff, I sat down at my clean table and worked on this card.  It did involve fussy cutting but I survived it! LOL


The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gray Granite.  It's not a color I thought I would use much, but it's starting to grow on me.  I had textured it using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  

I had cut one of the cards from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit and used the blank side for the big white layer.  It was cut at 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  I took my Gray Granite marker and flicked the color on.  This is done by inserting the tip of the marker back inside the cap about 1/4" and pushing outward to cause the pen to flick ink.  It's pretty easy once you know what you are doing but I'm concerned that it will weaken the tips of my markers if done too much.

The other side of the note card has the round circle images.  Click on the photo to see the image closer.  It's a circle with little lines going through it.  It's a nice soft look.  That piece was cut 1-3/4" x 4-3/8".  I did save the other half, I'm going to make two cards, but not today.  

The thinner layer was from the same kit, it was another little note card.  I cut it at 1-1/8" x 4".  

Next I stamped three of the flower images using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I set them aside to dry while I stamped two leaf images using Mint Macaron ink.  I set them aside to dry. 

I took the word piece and stamped it using the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and Gray Granite ink.  I set that aside to dry. 

Then I fussy cut the flower.  I cut the outside piece first.  Then I cut the center part (because it was easier to see than the second layer).  And lastly I cut the second layer.  After I was done cutting the flowers, I took my bone folder and curled the petals a bit.  Then I cut out the leaves and gave the center one a little curl.  

I took the white piece and taped the circle layer on the right side. Then I taped the word layer on top of that and off set it to the left.  

I taped the big flower piece on top of the two layers I just set in place.  Then I added the center layer of the flower using a Dimensional.  The center of the flower was added using a Dimensional as well.  

I taped the leaves in place and then I added the word piece using Dimensionals.  The kit came with some enamel dots.  I had used all but two of the Mint Macaron ones so I had to use some of the Flirty Flamingo ones.  

Now I was ready to add the white piece to the card front.  I set it in place with Dimensionals.  I thought the center of the flower looked to blah so I added a faceted gem to it and that did the trick!  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card and it was done.

I do like this card. It caught my eye on Pinterest and I is still appealing to me.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda





Saturday, May 11, 2019

Mother's Day Card, 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit

While looking at a card on Pinterest that I wanted to make, I ran across this one.  This one is actually plan B because I could not find the stamp set from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I found the empty box. I have no idea where the other parts to the kit are.  My workroom is a HUGE mess, everything is piled on my counter and ledges.  My worktables are out in the garage for the garage sale, which ends this afternoon (yay).  I set the card base I had textured aside and got out my "Delicate Lace" edgelits and decided to make a different card I found on Pinterest.  You can see that card here.  

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

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Berry Burst card stock.  I still had some left. It's expiring at the end of the month.  I just angled the edgelit across the Berry Burst piece and ran it through the Big Shot to cut it out.  The original card used a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of card stock.  I didn't realize my piece wasn't the same size until I had it cut and was setting it on top of my card base.  But that's okay, I like it both ways.  I added the ribbon, taping the edges on the back and then adding a little piece to the front and tying a knot.  

Before I taped the Berry Burst piece in place, I stamped the words from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  Then I taped the Berry Burst piece in place.

I added some rhinestones to the Berry Burst piece and the card was done.

This was a super quick and pretty card to make!  I may make another one down the road sometime making it either a wedding or birthday card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, May 10, 2019

Geared Up Garage, Masculine Card, Father's Day

The "Geared Up Garage" set is a great masculine set to play with.  It can be used to make a fun birthday or Father's Day card.  Or a card for the guy you know that LOVES cars!

This is a very easy card to make.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gray Granite.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And on top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black card stock.  

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Best Route" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I stamped the car image using black Memento ink.  Before I set that piece aside, I set it on top of the Whisper White piece and slid it down a little and drew a line so I knew where not to stamp.

I stamped the car using black Memento ink.  I stamped the smoke using Gray Granite ink. I stamped it close to the back of the card and without inking it up again, I stamped it to the right of the first puff of smoke.  

The "Best Dad" is from the "Geared Up Garage" set and I stamped it using black Memento ink. I die cut it with the matching dies.  

I taped the DSP to the Whisper White piece. I took a piece of black ribbon and taped the ends to the backside. I took the ribbon, still on the spool and slipped it under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. I like making my knots this way because I can slide it to where I think it looks best.  Then I taped the piece to the Basic Black piece.  The Basic Black piece was taped to the card base.  I added the words piece using a Dimensional.  And for the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

I really like this set and I think I'll be playing with it a bit more. I do have one regret though, I didn't buy the DSP that was offered with the set. There's some really fun designs in that pack. I will not be buying anything right now because I'm saving for the new catalog that will be released in a few weeks.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Varied Vases, Itty Bitty Greetings, Mother's Day Card

Today's card is much like yesterday's card in using the "Varied Vases" set.  The site I found the card on had four fun looking ones to make.  I only made two of them.  You can see the original card here.  

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

I cut the stitched rectangles.  The one on the left measures 1-13/16" x 3-3/16".  The top rectangles measure 1-3/16" x 1-11/16", I die cut two of those.  And the bottom rectangle measures 1-7/8" x 2-7/8".  

I made this card much like I the one from yesterday.  I stamped the leaves on the top three rectangles using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I drew in the stems and then I stamped the vase using black Memento ink and I stamped the flowers using Real Red ink.  I punched all the pieces out.  I used Dimensionals to put them together.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. 

All of the rectangles were set in place using Dimensionals and that was all. It was a quick and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Varied Vases, Mother's Day Cards

I really like the "Varied Vases" set and I have not used it as much as I would have hoped I would. I love it because it has a matching punch. I'm SO not into fussy cutting much anymore! I've gotten spoiled by all the punches and dies.

This was a quick and fun card to make and I especially like the layout.  I found the card here on Pinterest.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a stitched rectangle.  It's the third one in the wider rectangles in the package.  It measures 1-13/16" x 3-3/16".  Just in case you don't have the stitched rectangles and want to cut plain rectangles.

Next I stamped the images. The vase was stamped using black Memento ink.  I did not pay attention to where the vase image was from on the original card.  I just used what I had in the "Varied Vases" set.  I punched it out and set it aside.  

I stamped the flower three times using Real Red ink and punched them out. 

I set the vase on the rectangle for placement.  I took a pencil and drew a light line at the top of the vase so I knew where to set it again once I was done stamping the leaves.  I used Pear Pizzazz to stamp the leaves.  I used the Pear Pizzazz marker to draw the stems in.  After drawing the stems in, I erased the pencil line.

I set the rectangle on top of the card base for placement so I knew where to stamp the words.  The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink.

I used small Dimensionals to attach the vase and flowers to the rectangle.  I also added Dimensionals to the back of the rectangle and set it in place.  And that was it. It's a pretty quick and cute card.  I would like to try this layout with some other images (in the near future - I hope!).

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Mother's Day Card using April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I thought I would play with the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit one last time before I pack it away and stack it in the ever growing piles of Paper Pumpkin boxes!  One of these days I will need to go through them and decide what to do with all the stuff inside.  I'm such a pack rat!  While looking through Pinterst I found a fun card to make.  I SO love the flower from this Paper Pumpkin kit.  You can see the original card here. I did change it a little because I didn't have all of the same materials.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  

I cut a 4-5/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the flower using Mint Macaron ink.  I had stamped the flower three times.  I added Mint Macaron leaves and I set the piece aside.  I cut a Basic Black piece for the layer measuring 4-3/4" x 3-1/2".  I taped the two layers together and I taped the layers to the card base.

Next I took one of the printed images from the kit and cut it 1-1/4" and I left the length (which was 5").  I used the "Triple Banner" punch to cut the end of the strip.  I took a piece of Whisper White organza ribbon and taped the ends to the back of the strip.  Then I taped that strip in place on top of the stamped flowers image.  

I stamped the words using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the stitched circle die. I also die cut a Mint Macaron scalloped circle. I taped those two layers together.  I set the word layers in place using Dimensionals.  I added some Mint Macaron enamel dots that came with the kit and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I'd like to make more but not any time soon, I need to put this set away and move onto something else that will be retiring soon.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, May 06, 2019

Abstract Impressions, Itty Bitty Greetings, Mother's Day Card

Today I am sitting at a tv tray with my computer screen, keyboard and mouse (without the pad) because my large worktable is out in the garage being used for the HUGE garage sale that will open on Thursday. Our neighborhood has a sale every year for the last 35 years.  It's crazy here but you sure can get rid of a lot of your stuff!  I feel like I'm sitting at a desk in an elementary school classroom! LOL  It's only for 6 more days and I'm sure I will survive it!  You'll hear about it if I don't!!! Feeling sorry for you already! LOL

Okay, onto today's card.  The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side. The fold is at the top and the opening is at the bottom.  You can use whatever  orientation you'd like your card to be. It won't effect the look of the card.

I die cut the flower layer using the "Springtime Impressions" thinlits.  I used Melon Mambo card stock. I glued the piece in place.

Next I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and die cut a stitched square that measured about 2-1/8" x 2-1/8".  I stamped the stems first using Granny Apple Green and Pear Pizzazz inks.  I used the Pear Pizzazz ink on the wider stems and the Granny Apple Green on the thinner stems. 

I stamped the flowers wrong.  Yes, you can do this wrong but it still looks okay. I may just add a little bit of Daffodil Delight marker to the centers of each of my flowers to offset the error.  I had used Melon Mambo first instead of Flirty Flamingo ink to make the flowers.  Had I used the Flirty Flamingo first the highlights on the flowers would have shown up  nicer. I tried to go over the flowers with the Flirty Flamingo color but it didn't do much at all.  So I am going with the Daffodil Delight to make it look a bit better.  I didn't want to redo the image because of my limited work space.

After the flower fiasco, I die cut a Granny Apple Green scalloped square. I taped the square pieces together. 

Next I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using black Memento ink.  And to finish up the card I used Dimensionals to attach the square layers to the front of the card.  And the card was complete (well, not mine.  Mine needs the Daffodil Delight color in the center of each flower and then it will be complete!!!).

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Sunday, May 05, 2019

Sheltering Tree, Thinking of You Card

Today I decided to play with the "Sheltering Tree" set.  It will be retiring and I know I have not played with it much.  And I also needed to find a set that I could make a quick card with.  Next week is the annual garage sale and we need to get the garage set up for it.  I'm usually ready for the sale when it rolls around.  I'm one who prices and boxes stuff when I run across it so I don't have to scramble to get everything priced a week or so before the sale.  I have to scramble enough just to get the garage cleaned up and set up!  But I will have help with it so all is good!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Berry Burst (which is retiring soon too and I still have some sheets left to use up!).  And the focal piece is a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White card stock.

First I stamped the base of the tree using Early Espresso ink.  Then I stamped the blossoms using Berry Burst ink.

Next I stamped the swing using Gray Granite ink.

The grass was stamped using Garden Green ink.  

And lastly the words were stamped using Early Espresso ink.  And that was it for the stamping. I just taped the two layers together and then taped them to the card base.  

Such a sweet and simple card.  And it reminds me of the miniature crab trees in the backyard that are getting ready to bloom.  I will post a photo when they bloom.  I can't wait to open the patio window and let that sweet smell in my home!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Healing Hugs, April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Mother's Day Card

I was looking for a fun card to make and I found this one on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here, I did change it a little.  

I loved the flowers and I thought it was something from the new catalog that will be released in about a month.  I have mixed feelings with teasers.  LOL  But this wasn't a teaser.  This flower was from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you didn't purchase the Paper Pumpkin kit, the "Healing Hugs" set will work.  The flower will be a bit more solid, which will still be pretty.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8 piece of Mossy Meadow card stock.  And on top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.

I stamped the middle flower first using Merry Merlot ink.  Then I stamped the bottom flower using Blushing Bride ink.  And then I stamped the top flower using Flirty Flamingo. I did mask the middle flower before stamping the top flower. 

I continued to use the mask to stamp the leaves.  I used Mossy Meadow for the leaves.  

The words are from the same Paper Pumpkin kit and I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.  I die cut them using an oval die.  I die cut the Mossy Meadow oval from the 4-1/8" x 5-3/8 piece of Mossy Meadow card stock.  This time I remembered to die cut from the center of the piece before I taped them together!  Sometimes the mind does remember things!  Now where was I?  LOL

I taped the layers together and then I taped the ovals together.  I set the ovals in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Now I have my mom's Mother's Day card done!  The original card using some (what looks like) Daffodil Delight in the center of the flowers.  I may color some in, the centers do look like they need something.

This was a fun and quick card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda
  

Friday, May 03, 2019

Petal Palette, Congratulations Card

I was looking around Pinterest to find a fun card using the "Petal Palette" set.  I thought this card looked like it would be a good one because it had some fun elements going on.  You can see the original card here.  There is also a video tutorial to follow along if you need to.  Though the card was easy enough to make.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.  On top of that is a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Berry Burst. I chose Berry Burst because I had some matching ribbon and I had a little bit of card stock left.  The Berry Burst color expires at the end of this month.

On top of the Berry Burst layer is a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Very Vanilla.  The Very Vanilla piece was stamped using the branch/leaf image and So Saffron ink.  My ink turned out darker than the on the original card.  I took my Berry Burst marker and I flicked the thicker end off the inside edge of the cap to get some speckles.  The video shows what I am talking about here. It's a little difficult to describe.  Once you have the cap off, insert the tip of the marker in about 1/4" and then flick it out of the cap and it should splatter.  When I first hear of someone flicking the marker on the cap I was tapping mine on the cap and had no luck at all. All I could figure was that they must have had a very juicy marker.  Now I know where I went wrong! LOL

The instructions said to sponge on some Crumb Cake ink on the doily.  The video had the old doilies.  Here I just used the backside of the new doilies. 

The bird was stamped using black Memento ink. I should have stamped it using Crumb Cake or maybe Early Espresso.  But I just left it the way it was. I die cut the bird with the die that are with the  "Petal Palette" bundle. I sponged the bird with some So Saffron ink.

I stamped the words from the "Petal Palette" set using Soft Suede ink.  I die cut them with the tag die and then sponged the edges with So Saffron ink. 

The lacy part is a die from the bundle and gold foil card stock was used.

To assemble tape or glue the doily in place.  Then the gold foil lacy piece on top of that.  The words went on next.  The bird was set in place using Dimensionals and the bow was added.  It's pretty simple and I do like how my version turned out.  

This was fun and I would like to make one using Pacific Point ink, I think it could be pretty!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Petal Palette, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

Here is one of the stamped and die cut images I had in the "Petal Palette" stamp set.  I thought I would play with it today and this is what I came up with. I used the same layout that I did when I made a card in April.  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 I centered and taped a 3-3/4" x 2-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" package.  

The top layer was cut 4-7/8" x 3-5/8".  I used  the "Stitched Rectangle" die that measured about 3-1/8" x 2-7/8". I centered it on the Whisper White piece and then I ran it through by Big Shot to cut it.

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

I colored the flower image from the "Petal Palette" set using Poppy Parade and Mint Macaron Blends pens, light and dark.  I set the image on top of the Whisper White die cut piece and I flipped it over. I took a pencil and drew a couple of lines so I knew where NOT to put any tape. I taped the image to the die cut piece.  

Next I added Dimensionals to the back of the die cut piece and I centered it on top of the card base and the card was done. 

I thought this was a super easy and quick card to make. I am going to miss this stamp set when it retires at the end of the month.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Petal Palette, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Card

I was looking on Google for a fun card to make using the "Petal Palette" set and I found this super quick and easy card.  I inadvertently hit a key on my keyboard and the next thing I know the page was refreshing and I couldn't get back to where I was at.  What I had copied here was the Whisper White piece and the Basic Black card base.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 5-1/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White that I had stamped the leaf spring using black Memento ink. The leaf sprig is from the "Petal Palette" set that will soon be retiring.  I really like that set and I will be sad to see it go.  Though I usually say that about sets that I really like and what ends up happening is that something new and better comes along and I like the new one even more and rarely look back at the retired one.  And that's how you end up with a room full (and I mean full) of stamp sets! You could use a full sheet of Whisper White and fill it with the leaf springs and have a "One Sheet Wonder" and you could get 5 cards from that one sheet.  I didn't do that because I only needed one sympathy card.  It does me no good to have cards in a stash, I always feel I need to make a fresh one when I need a card.  

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink. I used the "Classic Label" punch to punch it out. I set the words in place using Dimenisonals.

For the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.  See, I told you it was quick and easy!

I'll have to play with that set again. When I opened up the case there were a lot of die cut pieces in a baggie in there just waiting for me to create something with them.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Lovely as a Tree, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Card

Since the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set will be retiring soon, I thought I would make a card using it.  It's been a while since I've played with this set. I looked at the wooden blocks on my set and they have the date 2001 on them.  This set has been around a very long time! So I guess it's okay that it is retiring.  And being that I have not played much with it anymore, it's even more okay!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock.  On top of that is a 4-5/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Basic Black card stock.  The Whisper White focal piece was cut 4-1/2" x 3-1/4".  

I stamped the trees using black Memento ink.  Then I sponged in some Balmy Blue ink and then I added a little bit of Melon Mambo ink. 

The words are from the "Itty Bitt Greeting" and I stamped them using black Memento ink. 

I taped the Whisper White piece to the Basic Black piece and set those layers in place using Dimenisonals.  And that was it.  

This was a pretty quick and easy card to make.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, April 29, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

While looking on Pinterest, I found a card that caught my eye.  I was intrigued by the corrugated piece.  I had not purchased the "Corrugated" embossing folder but I remembered I had a piece of corrugated card stock left over in my April Paper Pumpkin kit and I made it work.  You can see the original card here. I did change it some but the basics of it is there!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 2-5/8" x almost 4" rectangle stitched die cut.  

I die cut the corrugated circle was cut using the 2-1/8" circle die.  I also cut another circle using Whisper White card stock.  I cut the corrugated circle in half and taped it to the bottom of the Whisper White circle.  

Then I went on a search for a set I had that contained small enough flowers to look good in the space I had to work with.  I used the "Beautiful Boutique" set. I stamped the flowers using Berry Burst ink. I die cut them along with the leaves from the same set which I had stamped using Old Olive ink.

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I had set the corrugated circle on the rectangle so I could eye where the words would be stamped.  Once the words were stamped, I was ready to assemble.

I added a ribbon to the stitched rectangle.  I cut a 3-3/4" piece and taped the ends to the back of the rectangle.  I slipped the end of the ribbon (still on the spool) under the taped ribbon and tied a knot and then I cut the ribbon.  Less waste doing it that way.

I added Dimensionals to the stitched rectangle and set it in place on top of the card base.

I added a small Dimensional to each flower and set them in place on the circles.  I glued the leaves in place, tape just wouldn't work, I had trouble slipping them in.  I set the circle in place using Dimenisonals and the card was done!  I like this layout.  This was a fun card to make and I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda
 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Healing Hugs, Get Well Card

I have a lot of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Petal Promenade" 12" x 12" pack.  It's probably because I had purchased two packs and merged them.  So now I'm on a quest to use it up.  I don't usually use a large piece of DSP but the flowers on here were too pretty to totally cover or to just use a little piece.

Today's card is a very quick and simple card to make.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I taped a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of the DSP.  

I cut a 1" x 4-1/4" strip of Blushing Bride card stock and tried to center it as much as I could on the card front. 

I stamped the words from the "Healing Hugs" set using Mossy Meadow ink.  I die cut them with an oval die and then I die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped oval just a little larger than the word oval.  I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it. I told you it was quick and simple!!  And I think it's kind of pretty too!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Birthday Card, April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

Today's card was fun to make.  I found a card on the internet that used the "Healing Hugs" set.  I couldn't find the actual card.  The link provided only brought me to the site. I did spend a little time searching for the card but I gave up. Here's the link to the site.  The card looks similar.  You might be able to view the original card here

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Sea Foam card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Sea Foam that was textured using the "Tufted" embossing folder.  

Next I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the leaves from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit. I used Versa Mark to stamp them and then I embossed them with white embossing powder.  I sponged in Fresh Fig and Mossy Meadow ink.  I wiped off the surface, ink does not dry on top of embossing.  That piece measured 5-1/4" x 2-1/8".  I taped that piece to the textured Soft Sea Foam piece.  

I taped a strip of the "Polka Dot" Tulle ribbon over the seam.  Then I took another piece of the ribbon and tied a bow right to the strip I taped down.  I like to do my bows that way because I can slide it and position it much easier.

I stamped the flower using Fresh Fig ink and I stamped three leaves using Mossy Meadow ink. I fussy cut them all.  I also colored both of them with Wink of Stella.  The Wink of Stella picks up the color of the ink and spreads it around as you color over the surface.  I like that effect.  The flower and leaves needed something more than just the ink outlines.  

I stamped the words using Mossy Meadow ink. I die cut them with an oval die and I also die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped oval.  I taped those two pieces together.  

I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.  I set the leaves in place using Dimensionals.  And the words were also set in place using Dimensionals.  And then I set the whole panel in place using Dimensionals.  Lots of Dimensionals here!!!

I really like how this card turned out and I will be giving it to my mom on her birthday.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Waterfront, Woodland, Southern Serenade, Masculine Birthday Card

Today's card was easy and fun to make.  My plan for today was to make a masculine birthday card and it worked out. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Tranquil Tide card stock.  And on top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was embossed using the "Woodland" embossing folder.  This is such a cool folder. I LOVE those trees.

Next I took a piece of Whisper White card stock that was cut 3-5/8" x 2-3/4".  I stamped the mountain image from the "Waterfront" set.  I used Soft Suede ink and I did stamp off once before stamping on my card stock.  The grassy area below the mountain was done by stamping off once using Tranquil Tide ink.  Looking at the image on my computer, I'm thinking that I should have used Soft Suede there too.  To the right I stamped the "land" using Tranquil Tide ink.  I also stamped the trees using Tranquil Tide. I used my Stamparatus and stamped the tree a couple of times to get it darker.  And the water was stamped using Pool Party ink and stamping off once.  I added dots to the piece using Pool Party ink and stamping off once each time. I taped the image layer to the Tranquil Tide layer.  If you want you can die cut the scalloped circle from the center of the Tranquil Tide piece no one will know. I often forget to do that (like today) but I had some small scrap so I used that. 

The words are from the "Southern Serenade" set and I used Soft Suede ink to stamp them.  I die cut the circle and taped it to the Tranquil Tide scalloped circle. 

I set the focal image in place using Dimensionals and I added a couple of Dimensionals to the bottom of the circle and a little bit of snail on the right side of the circle and I set that in place on the bottom left side of the card.  And that was it.  

I thought it was a fun card to make. I really like the "Waterfront" set and I've had a lot of fun with it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Southern Serenade, Itty Bitty Greetings, Mother's Day Card

Today I thought I would make another Mother's Day card.  I really like the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" package.  There's SO many pretty images in that pack.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Mossy Meadow card stock.  This card opens on the right side.  On top of that is the DSP that was cut 4" x 5-1/4".

I took a piece from the corrugated piece of card stock that was in the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  You could use a piece of embossed card stock here if you want something with texture.  My piece was cut 4" x 1-5/8".  I taped that strip on top of the DSP.

I stamped the flower from the "Southern Serenade" set using black Memento ink.  I colored it in using the Calypso Coral and Old Olive, light and dark Blends.  And the centers of the flowers were colored in using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends.  After coloring I die cut the image using an oval die. I also die cut a scalloped oval using Mossy Meadow card stock. I taped the two ovals together and set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. 

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  This was a quick and easy card to make.  Coloring with Blends is a whole lot easier than using markers or a blender pen.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mother's Day Card, April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternative Card

I thought I would post one more Paper Pumpkin card before I moved on to other stamp sets.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I had cut a printed piece from the Paper Pumpkin kit that measures 3-3/8" x 4-5/8".  I cut a piece of Crushed Curry at 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" for the layer behind the printed piece.  I centered and taped it to the card base.

Next I took the strip that was left from making yesterday's card and I cut it in half at 7/8" x 5".  I taped the strips to the top of the printed piece.

Then I stamped the flower the same way as I did yesterday, using the printed card stock from the kit and masking the flower so I could stamp the leaves.  The flower was stamped using Flirty Flamingo and the leaves were stamped using Mint Macaron.  This piece measures 3" x 2-5/8"  I cut a piece of Crushed Curry at 3-1/8" x 2-3/4" and taped it to the stamped flower piece.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the set and I stamped them using Gray Granite ink.  It's the color that came in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I punched them out using the 1-3/8" circle punch and the 1-3/4" circle punch was used to punch a Crushed Curry circle for the layer.  I taped those two layers together and set them on the card using a Dimensional at the bottom and snail tape at the top.  The kit comes with some fun colored enamel dots. I wanted to add one under the word "day" but I couldn't fine them in my mess. I will be adding that when they are found. I planned on using the Flirty Flamingo colored dot, the largest one.  Let's home I find them!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

2019 Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin, Thank You Card

Today I thought I should take out my April Paper Pumpkin kit.  The kit contained note card size cards which I am not a big fan of.

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

The yellow strip on the side was a part of one of the note cards in the kit.  I cut it in half and layered it with a piece of Crushed Curry that was cut 1/8" larger around than the strip.  I taped it in place on the front of the card.  

I took one of the printed piece that had green and yellow colors on it.  I stamped the flower using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I also made a mask of the flower so I could stamp the leaves and make them look like they were behind the flower.  I stamped the leaves using Mint Macaron ink. That piece measured 3-1/8" x 3".  I cut the Crushed Curry at 3-1/4" x 3-1/8". I taped those two layers together. 

The words are from the kit and so is the die that the words were stamped on.  I stamped the words using Gray Granite ink.  

To assemble the card, I taped the long strip to the left side of the front of the card.  Then I took the Baker's twine that came in the kit and wrapped it around my fingers to make the loops.  I set the loops in place using glue dots.  

Next I set the flower layer in place using Dimensionals.  The words were also set in place using Dimensionals.

The kit also has those cute little enamel dots in it.  I set three of the smallest green ones along the bottom of the card and it was done!

This was a fun card to make and I have lots more pieces to this kit to play with.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, April 22, 2019

Waterfront, Itty Bitty Greetings, Masculine Birthday or Father's Day Card

It was nice to have a couple of days off from card making.  Not that it's a tough "job" but I usually make a card every day and with holiday weekends and extra stuff to do, finding time to make a card can sometimes be stressful. I don't like my card making to ever be stressful, it would take the fun out of it.  

I found this card on the internet.  I was looking to make a Father's Day card and this one was perfect.  It can also be used as a dad birthday card too!  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Tranquil Tide card stock.  The layers on top are as follows.  I cut a piece of Very Vanilla 4" x 5-1/4" and the top layer was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I stamped the top layer crackled layer using the retired "Weathered" background stamp. I had not gotten around to selling it yet (along with other background stamps!) and now I'm glad I still have it.  It is different than the current one but you get the idea.  I sponged the edges using Crumb Cake ink.

I stamped the image on a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  First I stamped the mountains using Crumb Cake ink and the lighter mountain was stamped after the first one was stamped but the image was not inked up again. I just used what was left on the stamp.

Next I stamped the grassy area using Pear Pizzazz ink.

Then the Pool Party water area as stamped.

The trees were stamped using Tranquil Tide ink.  

The sun was stamped using Daffodil Delight ink.

The dots in the sky were stamped using Crumb Cake ink that has been stamped off.  I'm thinking they should have been stamped off twice.

I taped the two Very Vanilla layers together and tied some linen thread around them.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set them in place on the card base.

I die cut the stamped image using the largest oval stamp in the set and then I sponged the edges using Crumb Cake ink.  I added Dimenisonals to the back and set it in place on top of the crackled area.  

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I stamped them using Crumb Cake ink and punched them using the Classic Label punch. I added a small Dimensional to the left side and snail tape to the rest of the piece and I set it in place on part of the oval.  And that was it.  

I thought it was a fun and easy card to make.  This one would be a super easy one to duplicate using the Stamparatus.  I'm not sure if this set is retiring or not. I didn't look at the list. But for now it's a current set.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Easter

With Easter being a day away and so many things to do, I have decided to take the weekend off from stamping. I will be back on Monday with some fun new card to share with you.

Have a fun, safe and happy weekend,
Wanda

Friday, April 19, 2019

Share What You Love, Healing Hugs, Get Well Card

I'm a bit disappointed in my card today.  My plan was to make a quick and easy get well card.  I did succeed in making it quick and easy but I had an issue with my ink pad. I used a small ink spot to ink up the words. I had them set up in the Stamparatus so I would be sure to get them straight.  The ink pad must have had a fabric issue and a piece of it got on the letter and got impressed onto the card stock. I had to wait until the ink to dry to remove the fuzz.  And now the "p" has a blotch on the bottom part.  GRRR.  I could have redone the card but I didn't have time.  I don't often check my images before I put them to paper after inking them. I guess it's a lesson learned. The words are from the "Healing Hugs" set.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-7/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Berry Burst card stock.  And on top of that is a piece of Designer Series Paper from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" pack.  It was trimmed to 4-3/4" x 3-1/4".  After stamping the words I taped the DSP to the Berry Burst piece.  I set the layers on top of the card front using Dimensionals.

I told you it was a quick and simple card but I'm not happy with the ink blotch.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Petals & More, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

Today I thought I would try something different in card making.  Well, new to me. I don't know why!  LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I had cut my card stock in half on the 8-1/2" side.  My card was to be folded at the top and open from the bottom.  By the time I had gotten all of my cut pieces to my worktable, I had a regular folded card.  I don't even know where that came from. The other piece will be saved for another card I want to open from the bottom or I'll just cut it  and use it.

The top layer was cut 4-7/8" x 3-5/8".  I used the "Stitched Rectangle" die that measured about 3-1/8" x 2-7/8".  I centered it and ran it through my Big Shot and cut it out.  I save those inside pieces for another project (someday!!).  

I cut a 3-3/4" x 2-1/2" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" paper pack.  

And I die cut a Mossy Meadow branch from the "Petals & More" set that was bundled with the "Petal Palatte" set.  Which is retiring at the end of May.  I LOVE this set and I'm going to miss it. I will have to find a fun card using the bird and make it before it retires.  

I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set, which is also retiring at the end of May.  I used black Memento ink to stamp them. I also used the Stamparatus to line it up so I could get it straight.  Buying some graph paper and cutting it to fit helps. I found some cheap thin graph paper at the Dollar Tree.  I didn't need anything nice. I just wanted to have some on hand so I can get my wording straight at a low cost.  Having to move the words and re-stamp, sometimes several times causes me to use a bit of graph paper.  Though I did learn to cut it into smaller pieces and only set it on the area that I am going to be stamping.  Okay. Once the words were stamped I was ready to assemble my card.

I used Dimensionals and set the DSP in place.  I added more Dimensionals to the edges of my piece, making sure not to add any to the back of the DSP, it would raise the card up too high.  I set that panel in place using the Dimensionals on the edge plus some snail in the middle (on the backside of the DSP.

I trimmed the end of the branch a bit and added a little bit of glue to some of the leaves and set it in place. I did set it in place before adding the glue so I would know where to place it.  After making sure the leaves stuck in place I was done!

I thought it was a quick and easy card to make.  I like this layout and I'm going to see if I can't come up with something better than the branch for the accent.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Butterfly Beauty, Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

I found today's card on Pinterest. I thought it was such a fun card that I just had to make it. You can see the original card here.  There are no instructions so I will share with you how I made my version.

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

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock and textured it using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder. I taped that layer on the front of the card base.

Next I die cut the butterflies using the thicker "Butterfly Beauty" thinlits dies. I cut a Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry from the die.  I cut out the large butterfly from the Daffodil Delight card stock.  I cut the Calypso Coral butterfly that was on the top left wing of the large butterfly and the small butterfly came from the one on the upper right wing of the large butterfly. 

I die cut the thin butterflies die using Basic Black card stock.  I glued the Daffodil Delight butterfly to the black piece.  Then I glued the Calypso Coral one and the small one was done independently. Cutting the smaller butterfly from the large right wing caused the upper part of the right wing to look funny but it's okay because the word circle will hide it. I taped the double butterfly piece in place  on the front of the card using snail tape. 

The words are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals. 

The smaller butterfly was set in place by adding some snail tape to the right wings where they would touch the circle and a piece of Dimensional along the center of the body.  And that was it.  It is pretty quick to make. I didn't care much for gluing the black to the colored pieces but as the glue dried it began to grow on me!  Once I got the card put together, I REALLY liked it!  I can see myself making another one someday.

The butterfly set (Butterfly Gala) and the matching dies are retiring at the end of May and the "Daffodil Delight" set is also retiring.  I really like that set and am sad to see that one leave.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Beauty Abounds, Dandelion Wishes, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, Get Well Card

Tonight I will be participating in a card swap and here is my card.  The technique is called "The Window Card".  It's very easy to do too!  I made one earlier last month.  You can see it here.  There you will also find the instructions for it.  I'm just going to post here the materials I used to make this one.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Crushed Curry.  The inside is an 8" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I had used the "Stitched Rectangles" dies to make the openings on the card.  

For the front I used a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Share What You Love" 12' x 12" paper pack.  
I had followed the instructions I had written up and did find that I should have cut the DSP 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" instead of 5" x 3-7/8".  There was too much space between the top and bottom of the card.  The DSP needed to be a little longer.  

The words I used are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I did shut the card and traced around the opening so I could see where I needed to stamp.  I drew lightly and erased using a kneadable eraser (I highly recommend them, they remove only the graphite and don't ruin the paper).  I used the Stamparatus to do all of my stamping. I was making 10 cards so it was just easier to set it up to mass produce like that. If you think 10 cards is mass producing!  LOL

I used Mango Melody to stamp the  bubble images from the "Beauty Abounds" set.  

I die cut a butterfly from the "Butterfly Beauty" thinlits dies.  It's a big die and I just used one of the butterflies and trimmed the wing a bit.  The butterfly was cut from Mint Macaron card stock.   I glued it in place on the thicker part of the bottom wings.  

This was a pretty simple card to make and I would think that if I were making just one card it wouldn't take very long.  What I didn't like doing, when making this many was the die cutting of the rectangles.  But I survived it!! LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda