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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Love You Lots, Playful Backgrounds, Congratulations Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest and I just had to give it a try.  I loved the ladybugs.  This is from the "Love you Lots" Hostess set.  I just had to have that set and only used two of the four character images in the set.  See how bad I wanted it???  LOL  I think I wanted it just for the ladybugs!!!

I didn't really do this card justice.  The top sponging is way too dark in comparison to the original card.  You can see the original card here

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  On top of that is a piece of Watermelon Wonder that was cut 4-5/8" x 3-3/8".  The Whisper White layer was cut 4-1/2" x 3-1/4".  

I stamped the ladybugs first.  I didn't quite get them to hold hands like the original card has them doing.  I much prefer the poly stamps for things like that.  I colored them in with the Watermelon Wonder marker.

Then I stamped the circles and dots on the top using the "Playful Backgrounds" set and Watermelon Wonder ink.  I stamped the circles directly from the ink pad and I stamped the dots after stamping off once.  Then I sponged the top, which is SO much darker than the original card.  

I stamped the words using Basic Black ink.

And lastly I added the rhinestones.  The original card is SO much cuter but I still like this anyway!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Falling in Love, Anniversary Card

While cleaning up my worktable, I ran across a project I had started but never finished.  There were 4 pieces of the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock all cut and folded.  On top of that were 4 pieces of the decorative paper from the "Falling in Love" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper pack (DSP) all cut.  And on top of that was the Very Vanilla pieces all cut and the half doilies.  The big question is, where were you going with these????  I haven't a clue.  I didn't even remember cutting them!! LOL How long have they been buried?  LOL

Anyway, this is what I came up with.  The Sweet Sugarplum base is a folded half sheet of cardstock that was cut on the 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4" so the card opens at the bottom.

Next the Very Vanilla pieces was cut 4" x 5-1/4".  Then the DSP was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I stamped the words using Basic Black ink.  The words are from the "So in Love" set. I'm going to miss this set!!!

I taped a piece of the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon to the back of the DSP.  Then I taped that piece to the Very Vanilla cardstock. And I taped the Very Vanilla layers to the card base.  

I added a little bit of tape to the larger parts of the doily and tucked the edge in behind the ribbon.  I made a loop of ribbon and taped it together. I wrapped a piece of ribbon around that loop to form a bow.  I taped the two bow ends on the back of the looped piece and it was done!!

Quick and simple but that is not where I was going with this card at all.  I still have 3 more to do so maybe it will all come back to me!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dragon Fly Dreams, So in Love, Falling in Love, Anniversary Card

I'm just trying to use up a few things that are retiring in 8 days.  I know I can't use up all the stuff, but I'm going to try to use the things up that I only have a little left.  Then I won't feel so bad about the other things!! Crazy thinking, I know!! LOL

This was a fun and easy card to make.  The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Tip Top Taupe cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I marked the DSP on the left at 1" on the top and bottom and taped some retiring ribbon to the back.  

Next I stamped the words.  These are from the "So in Love" set (that is retiring).  I taped it in place on the front of the Tip Top Taupe base.  Then I added the half doily.  I added a couple of dots of tape and slipped it under the ribbon.

I die cut the dragonfly using Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  I set it in place using pieces of Dimensionals.  Then I added some pearls to the dragonfly and to the background.  And that was it. Not only pretty but easy too!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams, Falling in Love, Birthday Card

I LOVE this "Dragonfly Dreams" set.  This is the first time I have played with it.  I was saving it for the interim time when the other sets I love are retired and the new ones I'm going to be loving are in transit!!!  To a stamp lover, that's a VERY long time!!! LOL  But I still have some sets that didn't retire so I can play with them too.

This is a very simple and quick card to make.  And yet it's SO pretty!

I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  I let a piece of Basic Black cardstock on top, it measured 3-1/4" x 4-3/8".  Then I cut a piece of the "Falling In Love" Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 3" x 4-1/8".  I chose this color of DSP from the package because I thought the dragonfly against it would give a very stunning effect.  I was right!!!

I stamped the words that were in the "Butterfly Dreams" set.  I die cut the dragonfly using Basic Black cardstock.  I set it in place with a piece of Dimensional.  Then I added 3 different sizes of rhinestones and that was it. Seriously, that was it!! I just LOVE the look of this card!!

This would also make a beautiful sympathy card, get well card, or thinking of you card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nailed It, Build it Framelits, Father's Day Card

The "Nailed It" set and "Build It" Framelits set are going to be retiring at the end of the month. I was VERY sad to see these go, especially when there are not a lot of masculine stamp sets in the catalog as it is.  I thought for sure this fun set would carry over, but alas it did not. So I thought I would search Google for a fun card to make using it.  I found this fun card here.  But I did change the wording part.  I had printed my words out on the computer.  There were "Happy Father's Day words that came with the stamp set but they were in a hexagon shape and I didn't want that on this card.  SO, I just used my computer and printed out the wording.

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Delightful Dijon cardstock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Then a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  And on top is a 3-3/8" x 5" piece of "Urban Underground" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  Actually it's 2 pieces of DSP.  The stripes on the left were cut 1" x 5".

After taping the layers together, I die cut the wrench, screwdriver, and hammer using the silver foil paper.  Then I stamped the screwdriver and hammer using Delightful Dijon cardstock and Basic Black ink.  I die cut those pieces out as well.  I cut the cardstock so I was using just the handles of the tools and I taped them in place on the foil die cut pieces.

I printed out the words on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and I used the stitched oval die to cut it out.  Then I assembled the top of the card.  First I added the screwdriver and then the wrench.  I used Dimensionals behind the oval and I added the hammer last.

It was a fun card to make but it still makes me sad that it's retiring.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

  

Saturday, May 20, 2017

You've Got This, Rose Wonder, Botanical Builders, Birthday Card


I still had some "You've Got This" flowers sitting on my worktable and I didn't want to toss them aside or toss them out so I thought I would play with one of them today.  

I used a folded half sheet of Calypso Coral for the base of my card.  On top of that I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Tip Top Taupe decorative paper from the 12" x 12" stack.  I love those stacks but I never seem to put a dent in them before they retire.  UGH!  Sounds familiar even with the packs that only have 12 sheets in them!!!  I don't know if I'm hoarding or just forgetting to use them.  When you use them, you don't need to do much else with the background. 

Anyway, I cut a strip of Calypso Coral 2-1/4" x 4" and a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2" x 4".  

I colored the flower using a blender pen and the Calypso Coral marker.  I used Delightful Dijon for the center of the flower. 

Next I cut 3 leaves using the "Botanical Builders" dies.  I cut one of Pear Pizzazz and the other two are Old Olive.  I set the flower in place so I knew where to stamp the words.  After the words dried I added the leaves and then I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.

It was a pretty simple flower to make, though I am not a big fan of fussy cutting but I did it because what I had in mind for the card, I thought it would be pretty.  And for once in a very long time, what I pictured in my head came out the same on paper!!!  LOL

It was fun and I do like how it turned out!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Friday, May 19, 2017

You've Got This, Rose Wonder, Birthday Card

I am actually trying to clean up my workroom!  I ran across this flower from the "You've Got This" set.  I had stamped it using VersaMark and white embossing powder.  I colored the flower in using Soft Sky ink and a blender pen.  The center is Daffodil Delight and a little Delightful Dijon.  The leaves are done using Pear Pizzazz.  

This was a simple card to make and quick too, even if I were to have had to stamp and emboss.  That only takes about 2 minutes to do. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4 piece of Soft Sky cardstock.  I added a 4-1/2" x 2" piece of Soft Sky decorative paper from the 12" x 12" stack. The Basic Black layer behind it is 4-3/4" x 2-1/4".  

The flower panel was cut after I had stamped the flower, it measures 3-1/2" x 2-5/8".  The Basic Black layer behind it is cut 3-3/4" x 2-7/8".  

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set.  I stamped them on Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black ink. I used the stitched oval die to cut it out and I used a scalloped oval die for the Basic Black layer behind it.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Pretty simple, quick and elegant looking.

I have a ton of that 12" x 12" paper in those stacks to use up. It's retiring at the end of the month, except for the in colors.  I don't think I will accomplish that goal!!! LOL  Especially when you use small pieces like this!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 18, 2017

You've Got This, Rose Wonder, Sympathy Card

Today I need to make a sympathy card.  I think the "You've Got This" set is such a pretty one.  I thought the flower would be nice on a sympathy card.  Though the set does not come with sympathy words.  I found the wording in the "Rose Wonder" set.

I thought I would use some of the retiring colors too. The base of my card is Tip Top Taupe. Then the next layer is Watermelon Wonder. I cut it to 4" x 5-1/4".  Then the Mint Macaron layer was cut to 3-3/4" x 5".  And the Whisper White layer was cut at 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  

I stamped the background using the fun stamp that came with the set. I used Mint Macaron and stamped off once. 

I stamped the flower on a separate piece of cardstock.  I colored the flower using the Watermelon Wonder marker and a blender pen. I colored the Mint Macaron marker and a blender pen.  The center of the flower I used the Delightful Dijon marker, no blender pen!  Next I fussy cut the flower and then I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.

It was as simple as that.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Remarkable You, Paper Piecing Technique

I received this card last night at Terri's Tuesday Technique Night.  It was made by Shelly.  The technique was called "Paper Piecing".  It's where you stamp the image on the base cardstock, here it's the Whisper White oval and then you stamp the image again onto decorative paper.  Then you hand cut the image inside the stamped lines and set the cut piece in place over the stamped image on the Whisper White piece. The card I posted yesterday shows the technique a bit closer. You can see that card by clicking here.  It's kind of like coloring in the image but you're using Decorative Paper instead of inks or markers. 

The set used here is "Remarkable You."  I don't have this set, but I do love the flowers in it.  I'm not going to order it, the new catalog is coming out in about 2 weeks and I'm looking forward to ordering some new stuff! 

This is a fun technique, please read yesterday's post to see how the technique is done.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Moon Baby, Baby Shower Card. 2017 Occasions Catalog, Stamping Technique Card

Here is the card I am using for the technique swap tonight. This technique is fun and easy to do, but it does involve fussy cutting. I think the technique was called "Decorative Paper Overlay".  I stamped my image on the Whisper White cardstock and then I stamped the same image onto the decorative paper.  I cut the decorative paper pieces out by hand and taped them in place over the first stamped image.  I did color the face, hair and hands using markers and a blender pen.  

The background has a bunch of adorable animals on it, that image is in the set!!! SO darn cute!  The words are also included in the set. 

Both the image piece and word piece were die cut using the "Stitched Ovals" dies.  I cut a scalloped oval using the same Mint Macaron green as the background and card base are.  I sponged the edges on the cute animal background piece and on the scalloped oval piece.  

I set both the large and small ovals in place using Dimensionals, except for the left edge of the word piece, I just added tape there or the oval would have been crooked.

Another fun and easy card to make.  I had to fussy cut out enough for 9 cards and I didn't even complain!!  But then again, I was chatting on the phone at the time so it went rather quickly!!!  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 15, 2017

You've Got This, Rose Wonder, Thank You Card

I wanted to play with some of the retiring sets before the end of the month.  These two are not retiring but I saw this card on the net and had to make one.  I liked the way it looked even though I did change it a bit.  You can see the original card here.

I used Smoky Slate decorative paper instead of Basic Gray, I added a doily and I changed the words.  Other than that it's about the same!!!

The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Basic Gray.  I cut it at the 8-1/2" edge.  This card opens from the bottom.  I didn't have any Basic Gray decorative paper from the 12" x 12" stack left, so I used Smoky Slate.  I like it, it made the Basic Gray stand out more.  

I stamped the flower from "You've Got This" and die cut it with the larger circle die.  I took the largest die and cut out a Basic Gray circle for the layer.  The original card has their wording in round layers.  I tried it with the words here and there was just too much space on the top and bottom.  I thought about moving the words to the top or bottom and adding and embellishment but after moving the die I the image popped in my head and I decided to go with the oval.  I like how it looks.  

I colored the flower using a blender pen and the Daffodil Delight marker.  I used Delightful Dijon for the center of the flower.

I cut a piece of the dotted decorative paper 1-1/2" x 4" and the Basic Gray layer 2" x 4".  I cut them long so I could trim them up after punching the ribbon edge (that doesn't even show on the card!!!).  I taped all of the layers together and then I assembled the card.  I set the pieces on the card and moved the doily around until I found a spot that I thought it looked nice.  I taped the back side of the upper right part, no one was going to see the tape mess on it, it was going to be covered with the flower piece.  I added a few tiny dots of tape runner on the larger areas of the side of the doily that is visible. 

I set the ribbon piece in place where I thought it would look the best.  I marked the edge and trimmed it before I taped it in place.  Next I taped the flower piece in place and finally I added the word piece using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It looks more difficult than it was.  And now I think I have all of the thank you cards I need, so I'd better get busy and send them out!

Thank you ever so much for visiting today,
Wanda
   

Sunday, May 14, 2017

So in Love, Anniversary Card

I found this fun and pretty card on Pinterest.  I thought I should add a few more cards to my anniversary stash. Though this card can be used as a Valentine's Day or Wedding card too.  The original card can be found here

This card was super quick to make.  It's one of those cards you could whip up super quick as you are heading out the door to the anniversary party or the wedding!  Decorative background paper aids in making a card super quick!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Blushing Bride. It folds on the top so you cut it on the short side.

Next I cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla at 4" x 5-1/4".  Then I cut the decorative paper 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".

I cut a doily in half and I then cut that half piece in half.  The half piece goes on the front and the 1/4 piece was put on the left bottom corner on the inside piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

I cut the Very Vanilla strip 7/8" wide x 3-7/8" long.  I stamped the words using black Memento ink.  I added Dimensionals to the strip and then set it in place over the doily.

I punched out a flower using Blushing Bride decorative paper.  I set it in place using a glue dot.  I added a pearl to the center and the card was finished.  That included added the other piece of Very Vanilla to the inside along with the quarter doily in the bottom left corner.  The original card on Pinterest gives you a glimpse of that doily on the inside.  

Fun, pretty and quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Rose Wonder, Special Reason Birthday Card

Today I was in need of a birthday card.  I bet you thought I was going to say Mother's Day card, but no, I actually made one earlier in the week so I was on top of it (for once!!!).

I found a fun card on Pinterest that I thought I could work with to make a quick and pretty birthday card.  I liked the leaves and doily elements of the card the best so I worked around those.  You can see the original card here.  

I didn't have the wooden embellishment, I didn't have the wording they used either.  The words I used here are from the "Rose Wonder" set.  I stamped them using Memento black ink and then I punched the ends.  This piece measured 1" and I just guessed with the length.  I cut the vellum 1-1/2" and eyed the length with the word piece on top.  

The decorative paper is from the "Falling in Love" 12" x 12" pack.  I taped the doily in place and trimmed up the right side.  Then I set the words on top so I knew how far to place the leaves so the ends of them wouldn't show.  I set the words aside and taped the ends of the leaves in place.  Then I took some linen, wrapped it 3 times around a bottle and used glue dots to set it in place.  Then I added Dimensionals under the vellum where the white is (so they wouldn't show through the vellum) and set that in place over the leaves and linen.  And that was it.  It's a super easy and fun card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, May 12, 2017

Special Reason, Flourishing Phrases, Thank You Card


While still playing with the "Special Reason" set and the "So Detailed" Thinlits.  I am going to be very sad when it retires at the end of the month.  Especially since I found so many fun cards to make using it.  And I am very serious about my stamp purchasing from the new catalog.  It's going to be scaled back so I can play with the sets I have.  I also used the "Flourish" thinlits dies for the leaves.

So lets talk about how the card was made.  I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I used the "Falling Petals" embossing folder.  

I cut a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock for the tag.  I punched the top and added a Sweet Sugarplum ribbon to it.  I did have to trim off 1" on the bottom before I taped it in place.  I liked up the doily piece and then added the tag.

I die cut the flower using the Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  The leaves were cut using Old Olive card stock.

I glued the flower in place and then tucked in the larger leaves.

I stamped the words from the "Flourishing Phrases" set.  I trimmed it up and then added the leaf.  I set it in place using Dimensionals.  

It is a very simple card to make.  I found it here on Pinterest.  I changed the colors but kept most of the layout.  I don't do tag cards very often and I really do like the tag on this one.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda