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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Daisy Delight, Hardwood, Background Bits, Birthday Card

While surfing the net (because I have nothing better to do with my time!!! LOL) I found this fun "Daisy Delight" card made by Wendy at Wendy's Little Inklings.  You can see her card here.  

This is a very simple and quick card to make.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake.  I didn't ready what Wendy used but this is how I made the card.

On top of the base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock with the "Hardwood" image stamped using Crumb Cake ink.  I prefer to cut my card stock to fit after I've stamped it. I do this for two reasons.  One, so I can trim away any edges that may not have stamped nicely and two, just in case I ruin it I hadn't wasted anytime trimming it.  LOL

The stems were then stamped using Garden Green ink.  The flowers were punched out using Daffodil Delight card stock. I punched out four pieces.  Tape two together to form a fuller flower.  For the center of the flowers I used the Clear Faceted Gems.  I colored them in using a brown Sharpie marker.  I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Background Bits" set.  They were stamped on a 7/8" x 4" piece of card stock. I did punch the ribbon end first before I stamped the words.  I think that strip could have been a little bit thinner but it works just like it is.  Before I set that strip in place, I added a trimmed piece of the burlap ribbon. I taped it to the back of that strip and then I taped the two pieces in place.  I trimmed the left edge after I taped the piece down.  I taped the Whisper White layer to the Crumb Cake card base and it was done!!  I told you it was simple and quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Birthday Memories, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I love these cards that add so much from just a piece of scrap Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  This was a fun card to make, though I did have to fussy cut the cake.  The girl was from an image on the "Birthday Memories" DSP and I was able to die cut her out. 

So lets begin to assemble this card.  Firs I had a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock for the base of my card. Then I took my scrap of DSP that measured  1-3/4" x 5".  You can use about any piece you have as long as it measures 5" long.  And you can shorten that and adjust the placement to fit. I like to use up scrap pieces this way.  The layer behind it is a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Pacific Point cardstock.  I taped those two layers together and taped them in place on the card, lining up the top, bottom and left side.  

Next I die cut the scalloped circle using Pacific Point and I die cut the stitched circle using Whisper White cardstock.  I added Deminsionals to the back of it.

I die cut the girl and taped her to the circle.  Then I fussy cut the cake and set it in place. I didn't tape it right away because I wanted to make sure that is where I wanted it to be.

I didn't find a greeting in the set that fit the space on the upper right corner so I got out the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and used the "Happy Birthday" from there.  I stamped it using Pacific Point ink.

Once I was done with all of that, I set the circle in place and then taped the cake in place.  I tied a bow on the circle.  I didn't have any Pacific Point Baker's Twine so I used a piece of DMC floss instead.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda
 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Teeny Tiny Wishes, July 2017 Paper Pumpkin Additional Card

Today I'm going to share with you an "additional" card I made using the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I am saying "additional" card because I did not make an alternative card with this kit. I liked the projects in the kit, though note cards are not one of my favorites but for those all I did was added the note card to a folded half-sheet of card stock.  I'll share those finished cards with you in a few day. 

For this card I used a folded half-sheet of Berry Burst card stock.  On top of that I added a 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  The top two layers need to be created together to get the perfect layered effect.  I took a piece of Daffodil Delight cut 3-1/8" x 4-1/8" and a piece of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the Delightful Daisy pack. I just can't seem to put that pack of paper down!!!  The DSP is cut 3" x 4".  Place a small amount of double-sided tape to the area where you think the hole will be punched. You don't need to measure, you can just eye the spot. I took the 1-1/2" circle punch and dropped the piece all the way in. I eyed the edges to make sure they were as close to being equal as possible.  Then I punched the hole. I separated the two pieces and took the DSP and the 1-5/8" die and lined it up equally all around and die cut the circle out.  I taped the two layers together.

Here is where you want to tie a ribbon around.  If you forget and add it to the top of the card, it will be very difficult to get that ribbon around the panel.  You can always just place a piece of ribbon and add a separate bow, so all is not lost if you forget.

I took a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock and stamped my images.  You want smaller images, they need to fit in the opening.  I used the sun and the tulip from the "2017 July Paper Pumpkin Kit". I stamped the sun using Daffodil Delight, the tulips using Berry Burst and the leaves using Pear Pizzazz.  Once you are done with your image piece, set it in place over the opening using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  There are some in the Paper Pumpkin kit but I wanted to make a Thinking of You card.  They were just taped in place.  

The focal panel is attached using Dimensionals on the open ares on the back and tape on the flat raised area (the image piece).  And that's it.  Very fun and easy to make.  It's a great way to highlight those smaller images.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 20, 2017

This Little Piggy, Work of Art, Friendship Card, 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Oh my gosh, this card was so simple and quick that it almost felt like cheating!!!  And no, it's not an original card by me!  I copied it from one posted on Pinterest.  You can see that card by clicking here.

I think the Powder Pink area at the bottom right of the card was probably done using a clear block and a marker and then maybe spritzing it with water.  I didn't think about that option until I was done making the card.  I went with the "Work of Art" image. I stamped off once before stamping on the card stock.  I stamped that image 4 times. Next I stamped the pig and then the lips.  My ink pad is extremely wet and some of the lips look solid.  I didn't want to stamp off because I wanted that bolder color for the kisses.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Powder Pink card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  The Whisper White piece was cut 3-3/8" x 5".  And that's it!  SO easy and simple!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pretty Kitty, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog

This was a fun card to make. I found the card here but there was not a lot of detail about it, so I had to guess and make due with what I have.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Sky cardstock. 

On top of that I used a small piece of "Delightful Daisy" Designer Series Paper (DSP).   I cut it 1-1/2" x 4-1/2".  I did have to trim the top before I taped it in place on the card front.

I stamped the kitty image on Whisper White card stock and used a circle scalloped die to cut it out. I colored in the image with a blender pen and ink pads.  I set that circle in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words in the bottom right corner and that was it.  Super easy and very fun to do.  I guess I was in the mood to color!

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Moon Baby, Work of Art, This Little Piggy, Baby Card

This card was fun to do but it did require a lot more fussy cutting than I care to do anymore!!  I'm SO spoiled by the die cuts that when I have to fussy cut something my shoulders drop along with my head.  Kind of like a kid when you tell them it's time to put away all the toys!! LOL  There have been times I actually stopped to think about how badly I wanted to make the card because of the fussy cutting!!!  Most of the time I just suck it up and make the card, after all I'm only making one. I did find this card on Pinterest.  You can see it here.  I did change the clouds because I didn't have the ones used on the original card and I changed the words to my needs.

For this card I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The card was cut on the short side of the card stock so it opens from the bottom and the fold is at the top.  There are no layers to this card so maybe that is why I was able to deal with the fussy cutting more.

I used an image from the "Work of Art" set for the sky background.  I stamped off once using Soft Sky ink.

I stamped the baby from the "Moon Baby" set and colored it in using markers and a blender pen.  I fussy cut it out and set it in place using Dimensionals.  

I stamped 3 clouds from the "This Little Piggy" set and colored the bottoms with a blender pen and Soft Sky ink.  I fussy cut them out and set them in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the "Mon Baby" set and I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  And that was it. My card does contain one more cloud than the original card.  I just thought that upper corner needed something more.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, July 17, 2017

Daisy Delight, Flourishing Phrases, Touch of Texture, Friendship Card

Today while surfing Pinterest, I found a fun card/layout. You can see the original card here. I liked the layout the most and a few elements caught my attention.  I did like the flowers but I thought they were too "airy" with the rest of the things being so "airy". So I thought if I could find a solid flower I would try to make it work and this is what I came up with.

I used the "Daisy Delight" set for the flower.  The leafy items and the lacy strips are from the "Flourishing Phrases" set. The words are also from the "Flourishing Phrases" set, I stamped the "Hello" with Versa Mark and embossed it in white on a 4" x 3/8" piece of Basic Black card stock.

The lacy pieces were die cut from the "Flourishing Phrases" set using Basic Black ink.  The leaves are die cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock and the buds are from Garden Green card stock.

The flowers are from the "Daisy Delight" set. I used Rich Razzleberry card stock and ink.  I stamped punched three of them.  The centers are a scrap piece of So Saffron and the matching ink was used too.  

Oh, I almost forgot, on the background is some splatter dots from the "Touches of Texture" set.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White. On top of that is a piece of 4-3/4" x 3-1/2 Whisper White card stock. After the stamping and pieces are set in place, that piece was added using Dimensionals.  

This was a fun card to assemble.  You just move the pieces around until you like how they look.  The top flower was set in place using a Dimensional and Wink of Stella was used on the flower centers and tips. I also added some to the "buds".

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This Little Piggy, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog

This is one set I just HAD to buy.  I LOVE the little piggies in it.  The set is called "This Little Piggy".  It's SO darn cute!!
And when I found this card on the net, I just had to copy it. You can see Pat's original card here.  I didn't change a thing. 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a piece of the "Wood Textures" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

The "Daisy Delight" DSP was cut 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" and the Crumb Cake card stock was cut 3" x 4-1/4".  I taped the DSP to the card stock.  This was set in place on the DSP using just snail tape.

I stamped the happy piggy from the "This Little Piggy" set and die cut it with the oval stitched die. I colored it using the Powder Pink and Night of Navy ink pads and a blender pin. It was then set in place using Dimensionals.  But before it was set in place, the ribbon was added.   And that was it!  Super simple and just SO darn cute!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sheltering Tree, Delightful Daisy, Thinking of You Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest (where else lately???  LOL) and I just had to copy it.  I loved the softness of this card. It's feminine in every way!  I found the card here.  The words are in German and they translate to "How beautiful, that you are here". That's a sweet saying.  The link to the card doesn't go anywhere beyond viewing the card, unless you are a demonstrator and can sign in to their website.  

To make this card I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The layers are 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" of Wisteria Wonder.  On top of that is a 3-3/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Whisper White and on top of that is a piece of 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" of Delightful Daisy Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

There is a 3-3/4" x 3/8" strip of Wisteria Wonder with a piece of white Baker's Twine tied around it.  That strip was taped on with just about 1/4" of the DSP showing.

The flower was punched twice and taped together in the center.  It was set in place with a Dimensional.  The flower center is a "Clear Faceted Gem" that was colored with a yellow Sharpie marker.

The words are from the "Sheltering Tree" set and were stamped using Wisteria Wonder ink.

This was a super quick and easy card to make.  I love how elegant it looks.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda
                       

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pretty Kitty, Birthday Card, Torn Opening Technique

Today I'm going to share with you a fun and simple technique.  I call it the "Torn Opening" technique.

All you do is punch or die cut a hole in your card.  Here I used the 3//4" circle punch.  Then you stamp your image on a piece of card stock that is big enough to fit behind the opening.  You won't know exactly how big to make the opening until you have stamped the image and set it behind the opening.  I tore a few lines in the circle. I was going to clip them but I realized it would take away from that torn look.  I tore 8 little lines and then just kept pulling those lines around the circle until it was larger enough to see the image. I did tear a few of those "line" areas in half or not quite in half so there were more than 8 tears before I was done.  You will see as you are tearing that there needs to be more give.

After that was done I taped that 3-3/8" x 5" piece of decorative paper in place on top of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of So Saffron card stock.  The base of the card is a piece folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake.  

I die cut the scallop, though I forgot that I could have used the So Saffron layer to get that scalloped oval piece and not wasted any card stock.  But I didn't, I cut mine from a quarter sheet of card stock. Before taping the two top layers to the card base, I added a piece of ribbon to it and then took a smaller piece of ribbon and tied a knot.  

The words and image is from the "Pretty Kitty" set. I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  

And as I'm looking at the photo, I forgot to color in the bow around the kitties neck.  I will be doing that with So Saffron.  I colored the kitty in using markers and a blender pen.

This was a very fun card to make and a simple and quick technique.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Daisy Delight, Background Bits, Sheltering Tree, Thinking of You Card

I saw a card on Pinterest that I REALLY liked that used the "Daisy Delight" daisy.  You can see that card here.  I didn't have the same decorative paper that they used, so I made my own using the "Background Bits" set.  I have wanted to play with that line of words stamp and now I got to. I want to use it on other cards, I do love how it looks.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla.  I took a quarter piece of Vanilla card stock and stamped the word lines from the "Background Bits" set using Crushed Curry ink.  Then I cut it to size.  What size??  2-7/8" x 3-1/8".  The Crushed Curry layer behind it measures 3" x 3-1/4".

I stamped the flower on Very Vanilla card stock twice and punched them out.  I stamped them using Night of Navy ink and I colored in the petals using Night of Navy ink and a blender pen.

I taped the word layer together and set it in place using Dimensionals.  Next I took some gold thread and wrapped it around a disposable coffee cup bottom and taped the ends in place using a Dimensional. I set the flower in place on top of that Dimensional. I added a "Gold Faceted Gem" to the center.  

The words are from the "Sheltering Tree" set and I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  And that was it.  Super easy and quick too!! 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Birthday Delivery, Big on Birthday's, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Daisy Delight, Four Fold Technique, Birthday Card

I have been working on this card for a few days now.  No, not because it's a difficult card and it takes that long to make it. It's because I wasn't sure where I was going with it as far as the decorating was concerned. I had some other images stamped, colored and even taped in place but after looking at what materials I had on hand and what stamps I could use, I rethought the card and this is what I came up with.

I found this fun "Four Fold Technique" here.  I did  change the scoring and measurements a bit.  I like to make my project using copier paper before I venture into cardstock.  In this case I was very glad I did. Once I got done folding the pieces I saw that my card was 5-1/2" x 4".  I really wanted 4-1/4" so I reworked the card a bit.  

The base of my card is Whisper White and here is how I cut and scored it.  You may want to click the link to the original card. It might explain the parts you need to cut away a bit better than I do. 

So to begin, I took my Whisper White piece and cut it so it measured 1" x 5-1/2". I scored that piece on the long side at 1/4", 3-1/2" and 6-3/4". Turn the piece and score at 5/8" down to the second score line. This 5/8" strip you create will need to be cut away.  Next I cut the front panel piece 2-1/2" x 4-1/4".  Take the large piece and fold the score lines, valley, mountain, valley. Look at the 4th photo to get a better idea of how the scores need to be folded.  Using a strong tape, affix the front panel piece onto the 1/4" edge. Line the piece up with the bottom and the fold line.  You will have a 5/8" piece of the 1/4" piece still visible.  You will need to cut that away as well.  There, now you are ready to decorate.  I will add the measurements for the layers I used.

For the small front piece, I cut the Crumb Cake layer 2-3/8" by 4-1/8".  You will need two of these. The next layer of either card stock or decorative paper is cut 2-1/4" x 4", again you will need two of these.

The center panel layers are cut 3" x 4-5/8".  You will need two of these.  The next layer of either card stock or decorative paper is cut 2-7/8" x 4-1/2", again you will need two of these.

For the last panel you will need a layer cut 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".  You only need one of these.  And the top layer is cut 4" x 5-1/4".  Again, you will only need one of these.

Stamp as desired. Add decorative paper. Use embellishments, threads, ribbons, etc.

On the front panel I used the "Touches of Texture" set. I stamped the flower image and colored it in with the Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz markers.  I stamped the texture from the same set. I stamped off twice before stamping on my image.  I sponged the edges with Sweet Sugarplum. 

I used the "Birthday Delivery" for the "Birthday Greetings" on the inside of the front panel.  I stamped them using Basic Black ink. The decorative paper is from the "Petal Garden" 6" x 6" pack of Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

The next panel was stamped on Whisper White card stock. I used the "Touches of Texture" set,  Crumb Cake and Sweet Sugarplum ink. I sponged the edges with Sweet Sugarplum. I stamped the flower from the "Daisy Delight" set using Sweet Sugarplum ink. I stamped and cut 3, I liked a little bit fuller flower.  I also sponged the edges of the petals. I added some "Wink of Stella" to each petal and to the outer edge of the center.  I set it aside until I was done with the remaining two panels.

For the next panel, I just took a piece of the "Petal Garden" DSP and cut it so I got most of the flower showing.

And for the final panel, I used another piece of the "Petal Garden" DSP.  The words are from the "Big on Birthdays" set.  They were stamped using Basic Black ink.

Now for the finishing touches.  I added tiny pearls to the flower centers on the front panel.  On the 3rd panel I added the daisy piece.  Before I added it I folded up the card to see where I could set the flower so the center doesn't get behind the front panel. Once I found the right spot and taped it in place, I added a "Gold Faceted Gem" to the center.  I closed up the card and added the smallest gems to the bottom right corner of each exposed panel.  And that was it.  I thought it was a fun card once I decided what I was going to do with it.  I'm not sure if I would make many of these though, I have been struggling with what goes with what lately.  I think it's still some residual effects of the anesthetic. I heard it can last a while in your system.  UGH!!!  I think it dried up a few of my brain cells!!  LOL  Anyway, I hope you like the card and I hope the new measurements are helpful to you.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda





Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Petal Garden, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card, Accordion Fold Technique

Today I going to share with you a card I had received in a technique swap.  This technique is called the "Accordion Fold" and it's super easy to do. This card was made by the ever so talented Mary! 

The base of this card is Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and the Decorative Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Petal Garden" pack.  For this fold you can decorate as many sides of the card as you wish. If I were making it to send out I would be decorating 5 sides. People mostly decorate 3 sides. It's up to you how much or how little you want to decorate it. 

The words used her are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  

You can find the instructions for this technique here.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Daisy Delight, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, Peek-a-Boo Technique

A while back I wrote up the instructions on how to do this simple "Peek-a-Boo" card technique. I thought this fun new "Daisy Delight" stamp set would be perfect for this technique, and it is!  Though I did have a bit of a problem with the color of the flower.  I thought if I used the new Berry Burst color it would have blended in too much with the Berry Burst decorative paper.  So I decide to use the new Fresh Fig color but it was too dark.  So I got out the Rich Razzleberry and that was a bit dark too but at that point, I was just going to go with it!!  You can find the instructions for this simple technique here.

I figured I would add some leaves to offset the flower a bit and it seemed to work.  I stamped them using Pear Pizzazz ink and fussy cut them out. I was going to stamp off but the green was then too light. So I just stamped the outline first and then the solid part.  I liked it so I cut them out. I did curl the ends a little to give them a bit of dimension.

I set the flower in place using a Dimensional and I used a "Gold Faceted Gem" for the center.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set, I stamped them using Rich Razzleberry ink.  And that was it.  Cute, fun and easy!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda