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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Snow Front, November 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Christmas Winter Card

My November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit came in the mail yesterday and I sat down with it today just to remove the die cut images from the papers they are still attached to. And the next think I know an idea came to mind and this is what ended up on paper (card stock!).

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 Pool Party card stock that I stamped using the cute snowflake cluster from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I stamped those snowflakes using Pool Party ink. 

I took the Pool Party tag from the kit and I cut 3/4" off the bottom.  Then I cut a 3-5/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Now what I did, which was WRONG, I taped the pieces together and set them in place on the card front using Dimensionals.  It makes it SO difficult to stamp on it. So I carefully removed the Dimensionals and then I stamped the house and a "hill" looking piece from the "Snow Front" set.  I set the "Snow Front" set on top of the Dimensionals that I so carefully removed.  UGH.  I removed them from the stamp case and put them back on the panel and I set the panel in place on the card front.  I ended up putting the card in my Staparatus because I still needed to stamp the words.  UGH again!  The words are from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  This kit has lots of fun words and LOTS and LOTS of die cut pieces to it!  Anyway, I did have to ink up the words twice to get them to stamp clear.  I didn't like the "s" so I had to draw the line on the side of it, it's supposed to be open in the middle.  I stamped the words using the Shaded Spruce ink that came in the Paper Pumpkin kit.

The tree is from the kit and I had taken one and shortened it but I didn't like that look, so I set a whole tree on the panel and I liked it.  I made sure to move it over so it wasn't sticking out over the fold of the card.  The photo makes it look like it is, but it's really right on the edge.  I set the tree in place using Dimensionals (they came in the kit too). You need to be careful to only put them where the tree will be covering the panel.  

I added one of the smaller snowflake dies from the kit. I set it in place using a small Dimensionals.  I added a sticky silver sequin to the center of the flower and three more to the panel.  Those also came in the kit. And the card was done.

This kit also has antlered deers in silver, Shaded Spruce ribbon, silver cord, die cut cardinals, a sled, lots of tags, pearl sequins, lots of ribbon tags for stamping words on, some holly leaves and some pine sprigs.    

This is basically a tag kit but I don't need any tags so I'm going to see what different kinds of cards I can make with it.

Today's card was fun (except for the Dimensional faux pas thing).  I like the looks of this card and I may make a few more to mail out this year. I have decided I'm not going to make a bunch of cards that are exactly the same. I'm going to find a card I liked to make and make several and soon I will have enough for our Christmas mailing!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

Monday, November 18, 2019

Snowman Season, Christmas Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest. I LOVE snowmen and this one was just too cute to pass up.  Plus I had almost everything to make it! You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Dazzling Diamonds card stock.  I didn't have the silver glitter paper that the original card has, but I thought the Dazzling Diamonds would work well.

The Pool Party layer was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". I think it should be cut 3-3/4" x 5".  That way more of the glitter paper would show.  I textured this piece using the "Swirls and Curls" embossing folder.  I taped that piece to the glitter paper and then I ended up gluing it because the tape didn't want to stick very well to the glitter paper.  After gluing, I set it under my craft mat to keep it flat while the glue dried.  My craft mat is foam and has about 20 sheets of recycled copier paper on top of it.  The weight of all that held the piece down while it dried.

In the meantime, I die cut the largest "Stitched Circle" using Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the words from the "Snowman Season" set  using Shaded Spruce ink.  Then I stamped the snowflakes from the same set using Pool Party ink that was stamped off once.  

I got out my cute "Let it Snow" embellishment kit and put two charcoal eyes on the circle.  Then the nose was added.  I picked out the Pool Party colored cap and just set it above the eyes so I could see where the arms were to go.  Once the arms were on, I set the cap in place using Dimensionals.  Then I added the snowballs using a little bit of glue.  They are felt but when I went to take them out of the baggie, they acted like they were foam, the static was horrible. I'm going to be cutting a small 1/2" x 1/2" square of new dryer sheet and slip it inside that baggie to get rid of that static.  I set this aside to dry.

Next I cut two 3/8" x 3-7/8" strips of glitter paper. I taped them to the front of the card about 1-1/4" from the bottom edge of the Pool Party card stock.  There is 1/8" space between the two strips.  Once they were taped down, I took the circle and set it in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  Now those two strips on the original card were from the roll of Washi tape that came with the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit. My roll was buried under some pieces of card stock I put in the box and I didn't see it.  So instead of cutting the glitter paper, use the Washi tape that came in the kit.  I need to be more organized.  And I REALLY doubt that will happen any time soon!!! LOL

Isn't it cute?

I have over 60 snowman cards on my blog. Here's a quick link to just those cards.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda




Saturday, November 16, 2019

October 2019 Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card

I decided that this is going to be the card I make using up the rest of the cards in my October 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I have 7 cards left and this is the card I REALLY like.  I found the card on Pinterest. You can see the original card by clicking here.  I didn't look to see how the card was made, I just did it the way I thought it was done.

The base of the card is the actual card from the October 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I took two pieces of Whisper White card stock that was cut 4" x 5-1/4" and the largest circle from the "Layering Circle" dies and cut them both out at the same time. I needed both of them to be exactly the same. I taped the two layers together. Now I probably should have stamped first and then taped but after all, I was only stamping some falling snow.  The original card shows the snow only at the top part of the card. I wanted it all over. I did stamp off using the Pool Party ink pad. I needed the snowflakes to be soft and light.  After stamping them, I set the piece in place using Dimensionals.

I set up the words from the kit in my Stamparatus and I stamped them on the ribbon piece of card stock from the kit using black Memento ink.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I took the red bird from the kit and I cut a piece of Dimensional to fit the back and I set it in place on the tree. I took a black fine point marker and I colored in the face and added a few wisps of black marker to make it look like a wing and tail feathers.  I did go online and look up a cardinal to figure out how to make it look more real than just a solid red bird.

In the sky I added some snowflakes from the "Snowflake Sequins" container using glue to adhere them. I also added two to the word piece too.

And that was it. The card was done and I REALLY liked how it looked.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 15, 2019

Christmas Card, October 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

I found this adorable Paper Pumpkin alternative card on the internet.  I really liked the look of this one, so I had to make one.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is the actual card from the October 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  On top of the image I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I die cut one of the circles and then I set it on top of the other piece and die cut them both together so they would be exactly the same.

I took the trees from the kit and I cut them in half.  I set one of the circles on the front of the card and then I taped the trees in place.  Then I taped the two Whisper White pieces together, sandwiching the trees between them.  That top piece needed more stability plus it holds the trees in.  I added two of the cardinals that came in the kit. I just used a glue dot to hold them in place.  The glue dots come with the kit too!  

I stamped the words from the kit on one of the ribbon labels from the kit.  I set it up in my Stamparatus so I could get them straight.   I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I added some "Snowflake" sequins to the blue sky and then I thought the outside of the card could use some too.  

I like this card but I don't think I will make anymore of them. I saw some other fun ones I want to give a try to before I use up all the materials in this kit.  My goal is to do just that, use up all of the materials in this kit!!  By which I mean, the cards.  There's always smaller pieces left from kits.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 14, 2019

October 2019 Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card

Today I thought I should play with my Paper Pumpkin set since the next one is due to be here in a few short days!  I don't always finish them but this month I think I would like to do that. Plus I could use the wonderful box they come in for Christmas gifts.  I just open the box up, turn it inside out and put it back together. And ta dah you have a nice box without anything on the outside.  I leave the mailing label on the inside but I will often cover it with card stock.  That depends on who the box is going to.  

I did find this card on the internet.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party that was stamped with the snowflake stamp from the October 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit using Pool Party ink.  It's a rather large snowflake so you don't have to stamp very many of them to fill up the area.  I took a piece of ribbon and wrapped it around the front of the card and taped the ends on the back.  Then I taped that piece to the card front.

I took the card from the kit and I used the "Stitched Nested Labels" dies to cut it out. I used the largest one to cut the Night of Navy one behind it. I taped the two pieces together and I set them on top of the card using Dimensionals.

I set up the ribbon label piece, from the kit, in my Stamparatus so I could get the words on there evenly.  The words are also from the kit.  This kit has LOTS of fun things in it to play with.  I stamped the words using black Memento ink.  I added Dimensionals to the piece and set it in place on top of the trees image.

I added some crystal rhinestones to the stamped snowflakes and the card was done. 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Vintage Kids on a Sled Christmas Card

A while back I had purchased the PDF vintage image of the kids on a sled.  My plan was to make Christmas cards with it.  I did print some out for a friend for her birthday and she brought them with yesterday when she came to my home to stamp. I helped her with the card and this is what she ended up with.  I think I got the image on Etsy.  

The base of the card is Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Cajun Craze card stock that was textured with the "Falling Snow" embossing folder.

The "Merry Christmas" frame is "Simon Says Stamp" (SSS111393).  I bought this last year because it has the most cutest little snowflake in a small frame.  But as it turns out, it got used today on this card.  The die cut was used on a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper.  That stuff is very tough to cut with this die.

Behind the word "Christmas" is a strip of Night of Navy. The panel was taped to the image and then the image was trimmed.  The piece was then set in place using Dimensionals.

A little spring die cut from some Dazzling Diamonds paper, was set in place below the image panel.

And that was it.  A pretty simple card to make.  Though a reasonable amount of time was spent cleaning out the word "Christmas" because of it not cutting very well.  

I love this image and I think I'm going to have to try some things with it to see if I should use it for our annual Christmas card.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, November 11, 2019

A Colorful Season, Beautiful Bouquet, Fall Masculine Birthday Card

Now here's a set I just had to have and hardly played with it.  I think it's because I tend to purchase too many sets and then don't get the time to spend on all of them that I had intended.  When the spring catalog comes out, I'm going to be more selective and see how that goes!!  Wish me luck!!  I really liked the leaves and snowflakes in this set. I forgot about the snowflakes and I'm going to have to try to work them into a Christmas card.  They are REALLY pretty.

This was a fun card to make. The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder. I taped that piece to the front of the card.

Next I die cut the leaves using Whisper White card stock and I also die cut the leaf veins using Soft Suede card stock.  And while I was at it, I die cut the scalloped oval from Soft Suede card stock.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using Soft Suede ink.  I die cut them with an oval die.  I taped the words to the Soft Suede scalloped oval.  I added Dimensionals on the back and set it aside.

I took the Whisper White leaves and colored them using Crushed Curry with some Pumpkin Pie ink. I colored another one using Pumpkin Pie with some Cajun Craze ink and I colored the last one using Old Olive ink and a little bit of Cajun Craze on it.  When I say I colored them, I sponged the color on.

Next I poured some glue on a craft mat and rolled it on top of itself, not making a fold but just so I could get the glue smeared around and thinner.  I set the leaf vein on top and gently pressed it into the glue. I set the vein on top of a sponged leaf. I repeated this for the other two leaves.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set the leaves in place in the upper left corner.

Then I set the words in place.  I added a few sequins. I had some left over from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit. Some of the sequins I colored with Blends pens.  There's SO much you can do with those pens!!

And the card was done.  I noticed the words were crooked and I have fixed that on my card so it is straight now!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Snowman Season, Christmas Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today I thought I would play with the "Snowman Season" set since we were getting some flurries today. Not that I'm ready for the snow or the cold but it's coming.  Mostly the cold for now.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock. I stamped Real Red snowflakes on it.  They are from the "Snowman Season" set.

I took a scrap piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I trimmed the strip to 1-1/4" x 4-1/4".  I cut a 1-3/8" x 4-3/8" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock for the layer. I taped the strip in place eyeing the top and left side so they looked equal to the card base.

I stamped the words from the "Snowman Season" and I die cut them using the third smallest "Stitched Rectangle" die.  I ended up tearing the corner when I took it off the die so I cut it on the paper cutter.  I cut a Shaded Spruce layer just 1/8" larger all around for the layer.  I taped it in place on the card base eyeing the right and bottom so there was equal amounts of the card base showing.  

Then I stamped the snowman from the "Snowman Season" set using black Memento ink.  I colored the scarf and hat using Real Red and Shaded Spruce markers.  I colored the snow and some highlights on the snowman using the Balmy Blue marker.  I sponged on some Shaded Spruce over the little pine tree and I sponged on some Balmy Blu over the snowman's head.  I die cut him using a "Stitched Rectangle" die.  Then I cut a Shaded Spruce layer just 1/8" larger all around.  I taped those two layers together and set them in place on the card with Dimensionals.  I lined up the bottom of the panel just above the "Merry Christmas, trying to center it as best as I can.  

I then glued on some sequins from the "Snowflake Sequins" container.  There's a TON of fun sequins in there!  And the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make.  I love the bright red on this card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Snowman Season, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I still have the "Snow Front" set sitting out.  I am waiting to be totally inspired by it.  Today I came up with this card.  It's a pretty simple and quick card, which is something I've been leaning towards lately.  It's starting to get to be a busy time for me and it's only going to get worse until mid December. But I'm hoping that I will have some days that I will have extra time to just sit and make cards with layers, lots of layers because that is what I used to love to make!!!  We will see!

So for today I have this card to share with you.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder.  It was the only current folder that sort of looked like it could pass for falling snow.  But once I put the card all together I could clearly see that it does not look like snow at all.  Stampin' Up! needs to bring back a snow background embossing folder.

I stamped the tree from the "Snow Front" set using black Memento ink.  The piece measures 4-1/4" x 2-1/8".  After stamping the tree, I stamped the "mound" in front of the tree.  I'm not sure what that image is supposed to be but today it's a mound!  I used Seaside Spray ink to stamp it.  Then I stamped the bird using Real Red ink.  And for the final step, I sponged in the background using Seaside Spray ink.  I taped the piece to a 4-3/8" x 2-1/4" piece of Seaside Spray card stock.  I set that piece in place on top of the textured piece using Dimensionals.

Then I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set using black Memento ink.  I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch. I set the words in place using Dimensionals on the left side and a dot of glue on the right side.  And the card was done.

After seeing it on here while I'm typing up my instrctions, I can see that perhaps I should have used Seaside Spray card stock for the base of the card.  But it is what it is and I do like it this was, so be it!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 08, 2019

Itty Bitty Christmas, Feels Like Frost DSP, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today's card is a super quick and simple one.  I was looking through my package of "Feels Like Frost" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I pulled out all of the pieces from the package and this strip fell out.  I thought I could make a card using it. It's best to use up those smaller pieces, right?  Like I've ever used up a single package of DSP that I've purchased!  LOL

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

I cut a piece of Balmy Blue card stock to measure 1-3/4" x 4-1/2".  I trimmed my strip of the DSP to 1-5/8" x 4-3/8".  I taped the two layers together.  I set them on top of the Whisper White piece so I could see where to stamp the words.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  I thought about using black Memento ink but felt it might be too dark.  I am glad I went with the Night of Navy. It's just dark enough to see but yet matches the colors in the image better.  I taped the piece to the card base.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the panel and set it in place on Whisper White piece and the card was done.  

It's quick, clean and simple.  And I used a piece of DSP that was sitting loose in my package!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Snow Front, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I found this fun card while surfing the net.  I just had to make it.  You can see the original card here.

The base of the 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 Early Espresso card stock.  And the Whisper White piece was cut 4-1/2" x 3-1/4".

The original card used Shimmery paper.  I don't know if I had any. I had some Whisper White sitting out so I used that and the card turned out just fine.   

First I stamped the left mountains using Balmy Blue ink.  Then I stamped the right mountains with the ink that was left on the stamp.  The stamp set used here is "Snow Front". It's a very fun set and it has SO many possibilities.  I need to just sit alone with the set and not look at anything on the net and see what I can come up with.

The tree went on next.  It was stamped using Early Espresso ink.

The line at the bottom of the tree was added using Balmy Blue ink.

The birds were next and they were stamped using Real Red ink.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set. I stamped them using Early Espresso ink.  There's a lot of fun holiday words in that set. I'm sure you will be seeing it being used in the upcoming weeks. I bought the bundle and that means it has the "Christmas Layers" dies to go with it.  Those are fun and I look forward to playing with them too.  I punched the words out using the 1-1/2" circle punch.  What I also liked about this was the circle didn't have a layer behind it.  It just stood on it's own.  The circle was set in place using Dimensionals and the card was done!

I think I want to make our annual card using this set.  I need to play with it some and see what I can come up with. I like to try to have my cards done by Thanksgiving so Thanksgiving night I can start writing in them and addressing them. I try to get them out by December first.  Then it gets pushed back to December 10th and so on. On year it was the week before Christmas.  Not at all how I planned it!!!  The holidays are always such a busy time but we manage, don't we?

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Snowman Season, Christmas Pocket Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today I made one of those pocket cards.  I LOVE the look of these and they are super easy to make.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I took a 2" x 4-3/4" strip of Designer Series Paper  (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut a 5" x 2-1/4" piece of Real Red card stock.

Next I made the pocket.  I found the instructions here.  They are very easy to follow and all you need is a 6" x 6" piece of DSP.  After folding mine, I glued it so it wouldn't come apart.

I die cut a Bermuda Bay circle and a Whisper White scalloped circle.  I taped the two of them together. 

The snowman is from a piece of DSP from the same pack.  There's a page that has snowmen that are textured.  Some of them are even  the same size as the matching punch so you could punch one out.  But I had one in my stamp set that I had fussy cut.  I set the snowman in place using Dimensionals.  I added the arms from the "Let it Snow" Embellishment Kit.  I also added the charcoal buttons from the same kit.  I set the circle on the pocket using Dimensionals.  

I set the pocket on top of the card so I could see where to put the words.  The words are from the "Snowman Season" set and I stamped them using Real Red ink. 

Then I taped the pocket in place.  I added a little hat from the same DSP. I set it in place using Dimensionals.  

I added two Hershey Holiday mini candy bars in the packet.  And there you have it.  This little pocket also holds a gift card (or cash).  Fun, huh?

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Harvest Hellos, Thanksgiving Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I LOVE using this layout but I really hate making it.  I get confused with the layout in the upper corner and I mess up my paper every time.  I even used copier paper to make a sample and I still got it wrong. UGH. But I stuck with it and this is what I ended up with.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mossy Meadow gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Neutrals 6" x 6" pack. I used it on yesterday's card and I didn't put the packs away so that is part of the reason I was using it again!  I taped the DSP in place.

Then I made the pumpkin. I stamped the image from the "Harvest Hello" on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  I stamped a leaf using Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow card stock.  And the stem was stamped using Early Espresso ink on Soft Suede card stock.  I glued the stem and the leaf to the pumpkin.  I set them aside to dry.

Meanwhile I die cut a Whisper White stitched circle.  It was the second largest circle.  And the Scalloped circle was cut from a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  I taped those two layers together.

The words are from the "Harvest Hellos" set. I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.

I added Dimensionals to the pumpkin and I set it in place on the Whisper White circle.  I added Dimensionals to the back of the circle layers.  I set them in place on the card and that was it.

I can't say I won't make another one. I probably will.  I'll probably mess it up and I probably won't give up!  I just love this look.  I made one last month.  You can see it by clicking here.  I should have saved the template.  I'm not saving this template because I don't like it as much as I like the other one.  

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, November 04, 2019

Harvest Hellos, Magnolia Lane DSP, Thanksgiving Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I bought the "Harvest Hellos" set because I like the apple.  I was also intrigued by the jack o lantern and just a plain pumpkin that you can make with the set.  It's all about versatility for me.

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 Pumpkin Pie card stock that I stamped using the leaf from the "Harvest Hellos" set and Cajun Craze ink.  I taped that to the front of the card.

I wanted something green but I didn't buy any fall papers this time around.  Mostly because I hardly use any of them.  I'm sure there were some, but they were not on my wish list. I ended up using some Mossy Meadow colored green and white striped Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" pack. I cut that strip 1-1/2" x 5-1/4".  I taped it directly to the Pumpkin Pie piece.

Then I stamped the pumpkin on a piece of the gingham Regals DSP using Cajun Craze ink. I love those 6" x 6" paper packs.  They used to have the 12" x 12" ones and that was just way too much paper plus it was a kind of expensive.  This was affordable enough that I could get all 4 packs and not break the bank.  I took the matching punch and punched out the pumpkin.  I stamped a leaf on a scrap piece of Mossy Meadow.  Then I lost the leaf and had to stamp and punch another one.  Oh, I stamped the leaf on Mossy Meadow card stock using Mossy Meadow ink.  I stamped the stem on a scrap piece of Soft Suede using Early Espresso ink.  I punched those out also.  I set the pumpkin in place using Dimensionals and I glued the one end of the stem and leaf to the pumpkin.

The words are from the same "Harvest Hellos" set. I stamped them on a scrap of Whisper White using Mossy Meadow ink.  I punched them out using a 1-1/4" punch and I die cut a circle just a little bit larger.  It was die cut from a piece of Cajun Craze card stock.  I taped those two circles together and I taped the circles to the DSP strip.  I found the other leaf and I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the word piece.  It must have been meant to be! I like it there.

This was a fun and easy card to make. 

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Snowman Season, Christmas Card 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today's card is a super simple and quick one. 

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

I stamped the "Merry Christmas" from the "Snowman Season" set. I stamped them using Real Red ink.

Then I stamped the snowflakes that came in the same "Snowman Season" set. I used Seaside Spray ink to stamp them.  I added some tiny rhinestones to the center of each snowflake.

The hat is from the package of "Set it Snow" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I punched out the hat using the matching snowman punch. It will also punch out a snowman on one of the other pieces of DSP in that pack.

I set the Whisper White piece on top of the card base using Dimensionals.  I added a Dimensional to the back of the hat and I set it in place over the "M" in Merry. 

And that was it.  I need to see if there's enough hats in the paper pack and I may be using this for our annual Christmas card.  Not 100% sold on this one though.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 01, 2019

Snowman Season, Christmas Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I found this fun card on Split Coast Stampers.  I though it was a fun looking card and you get to use the fun felt pieces.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock  On top of that are two pieces of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" paper pack.  The top piece was cut 3" and the bottom was cut 2-1/4".  I over lapped them a little because I wanted to make sure that no red would show between the two pieces.  

I wrapped the piece of Real Red "Curly Ribbon" around the front of the card, along the seam and I taped the ends on the back with scotch tape.  

I die cut the snowman from a piece of DSP from the same "Let it Snow" paper pack.  There's some sheets in there with parts that fit in the matching paper punch.  I die cut a circle using the second largest "Stitched Circle" dies.  And I die cut a Real Red scalloped circle for the layer behind it.  I set the circles on top of the card front so I could see where to stamp the words.  The words are from the "Snowman Season" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.

Next I taped the snowman to the circle.  I used the arms, hat and scarf from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit.  Cute, aren't they?  There's also noses in there, coal buttons and felt snowballs.

I glued the hat and scarf in place.  The arms were sticky enamel pieces so they didn't need any tape.

I set the circle in place using Dimensionals. Be sure not to put any Dimensionals where that ribbon crosses the back of that circle.  And there you have it. An adorable and fun Christmas card,

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Boo to You, Halloween Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to you!

I have loved this layout since the first time I saw it several years back.  I think it's a fun and super easy one to work with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And on top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4"piece of Whisper White card stock.  

Then I cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Monster Bash" 12" x 12" pack.  It measures 4  x 5-1/4". I cut a 1-3/4" slit in the center of the 5-1/4" side.  I took my stylus and a rule and lined up the end of the slit to the tip of the corner. I repeated this for the other corner.  Then I folded the corners back and taped the tips down.  Then I taped the DSP to the Whisper White piece.  

I stamped the cute wolf from the "Boo to You" set using black Memento ink.  I colored him in using the Blends pens. I used both light and dark for the fur, the jacket, the face and the pants.  I used Soft Suedes for the fur. Highland Heathers for the jacket. Pumpkin Pies for the pants and Petal Pinks for the face.  

I cut him out using the oval Stitched die.  Then I die cut a scalloped oval for the layer.  I taped the two ovals together and set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  But before I set him in place I set him on the card front so I know where the words would go.  The words are from the same set and I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  Then I set the ovals in place and that was it.

This was a fun and super easy card to make.  Now I'm off to get the rest of the things I need to get done before the trick or treaters start coming.  I think there should be a set time for this.  Something like 5:30 to 8:30.  No one needs to be out before then.  And with daylight savings, it's still light at 5:30.  It used to be changed in late October and now it's moved to November.  I wish they would just remove it completely.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today and have a fun and safe Halloween,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Boo to You, Monster Bash DSP, Halloween Treat Holder, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today I wanted to play with the "Boo to You" set since Halloween is only a day away and I'll be putting this set up for a while.  It will probably be retired because that's what happens to most of the sets in the Holiday Catalogs. 

I like making these simple candy holders.  They are not only quick to make but cute too.

The sleeve measures 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".  I scored the piece at 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 3-3/4" and 4".  I burnished the fold lines so they were nice and crisp before I wrapped it around the candy bar.  This is a full size Hershey's candy bar (the 1.55 oz size).  I glued one side on top of the other side.

I cut a Basic Black piece of card stock measuring 5-3/8" x 2-1/8".  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Monster Bash" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut it to 5-1/4" x 2" and I taped it to the Basic Black piece.  Then I taped those layers to the front of the candy bar sleeve.

I stamped the monster from the "Boo to You" set using black Memento ink.  I colored him using both dark and light Highland Heather Blends Pens. I used the dark Daffodil Delight for the teeth, toenails and spots on the horns.  I colored the horns and eyes in using the light Granny Apple Green pen.  I die cut him out using the "Stitched Circles" die.  Then I die cut a scalloped circle using Basic Black card stock.  I taped those two circles together and I set the circles in place using Dimensionals. Be careful not to get the Dimensionals too close to the edges or they will stick out on the back side and stuff can get stuck to them and make the circle look awful.  Keep it clean.  You might want to just eye where the circle will go and add the Dimensionals to the wrapper front, that way you avoid any issues at all.

These are very fun and quick to make.  I think it's adorable!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Winter Woods, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Cards

I was still on the lookout for a different sympathy card.  One that didn't have flowers on it.  I found this fun layout and I thought I would give that card a try. You can see the card I found here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Gray card stock.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Birch" embossing folder.  I embossed it first and then I cut it. Sometimes when I've embossed paper it got smaller so I learned to cut after embossing.  I taped the embossed piece to the Basic Gray piece and then I taped those two to the card base.

The trees are from the "Winter Woods" set. I stamped them using Basic Gray ink. I die cut the second largest "Stitched Circle" and I also die cut a scalloped circle just a little bit bigger than the stitched one.  If I had been thinking I would have cut the scalloped one from the piece that I taped to the card base.  But once again my mind was elsewhere.  I taped the circles together and I set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" and I stamped them using Basic Gray ink.  I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch. I set the words in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

I think it's a sweet card.  It kind of has a somber look to it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Boo to You, Halloween Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I thought I would play with the "Boo to You" Halloween set today. There's only a few days till Halloween and after that all I can do with the set is make Monster Spray spray can covers.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Gray card stock.  This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.  On top of the base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And on top of the black card stock is a 5" x 2" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Monster Bash" 12" x 12" paper pack.  And on the bottom is a 5" x 2" piece of Granny Apple Green card stock that was textured using the "Hammered" embossing folder.  Such a fun looking folder.  I think it could pass for alligator skin too! I taped the DSP and green card stock in place and then I added the ribbon. I taped the ends around the backside and I secured them with some scotch tape.  Then I took a small piece of ribbon and slipped it under the long ribbon and I tied a bow. I trimmed the ends and the bow was done.  This type of bow is nice because you can slide it across your strip of ribbon and make sure you get it exactly where you want it.

I stamped the zombie and colored him in using Blends Pens.  I used the light and dark Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate and just the light Daffodil Delight and Balmy Blue pens.

I die cut the zombie image using the "Stitched Square" die. I die cut a Basic Black scalloped square and I taped the two together.  Then I set it in place on the card front using Dimensionals.  Then I stamped the words from the "Boo to You" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut them with a small circle die and I also die cut a small Basic Black scalloped circle for the layer. I taped the layers together and I set them in place using Dimensionals.

I like the card but I think the Zombie could use some Googly eyes.  I may add them later.  This was a very fun card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Daisy Delight, Colorful Seasons, Masculine Sympathy Card

Today I needed to make a sympathy card.  My uncle passed away.  I don't need it until next week but I thought I would make it now so I was ready. Most of the sympathy cards I've made have been flowery. I don't make that many masculine cards or masculine sympathy card.  I found this card on Pinterest that I thought was good.  It's got flowers but it's fall colors and the fall leaves.  I may think of a different card before then but for now, this is the one I'm going to use.  I found this card here.  I did make a few little changes.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Suede.  And the focal piece is Whisper White and measures 3-3/4" x 5".  I stamped the little dots on it from the Daisy Delight set  using Soft Sued ink that I stamped off once.  After doing that I textured it using the "Pinewood Planks" embossing folder.  I taped that piece on top of the Soft Suede.

I die cut some gold foil leaves, two large and one small.  Then I stamped two large leaves on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I used Early Espresso ink to do that.  Then I colored them using my Blends Pen. I started off with the light Pumpkin Pie pen in the middle. I kind of drew the shape of the leaf.  Then I took the dark Pumpkin Pie pen and colored around that.  I used the light Cajun Craze to color around/above the Pumpkin Pie and then I went around the edges using the dark Cajun Craze marker.  As I was coloring the leaves in I drew a small leaf on the card stock and added each color as I went.  This was for the smaller leaf that didn't have a vein stamp to go with it.  Next I die cut the leaves.  As I was die cutting them, I also die cut the gold glitter paper circles.  That die is in the "Colorful Seasons" bundle.  I needed three of them.

I set the leaves aside and stamped the flowers.  I used Soft Suede and Early Espresso to cut two stamp two of each color using the "Daisy Delight" set. I stamped them on So Saffron card stock. I should have stamped off on the Soft Suede, it pretty much looks like the Early Espresso. In real life I can see a little difference but it's VERY close.  I punched the daisies out and taped the centers together putting the Early Espresso one on the bottom and the Soft Suede one on the top.  I added a Dimensional behind each one.  

I needed a 1" x 3-3/4" strip of So Saffron but I didn't want to cut a full sheet of card stock up (I didn't have any scrap) but I remembered there was some space left on the piece I had punched the daisies from so I used that.  It's in two pieces but no one will ever know, the flowers and leaves hide the seam.  I ran those pieces through the Big Shot using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  The original card using the knitted looking one, but that one is retired and I like the look of the leaves better, it seemed to fit more with the flowers and the other leaves.  Though the knitted look and the cooler weather are a theme on their own!  

Now it was time to assemble. I added the strips first.  Then I set the daisies in place.  I glued and tucked the leaves in where I thought they looked the best.  I used the "Faceted Gems" for the center of the flowers. I did color them using the Bronze Blends Pen. I glued the gold glitter dots in place and I added three gold sequins that I colored using my dark Pumpkin Pie Blends Pen.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I stamped them using Early Espresso ink and I used the "Classic Label" punch to punch them out.  I set them in place using small Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

I like the card, just not the reason I had to make it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 25, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

Today I needed to make birthday cards.  It's my sister-in-law's birthdays coming up.  They are twins, so I usually make them both the same card.  That makes it easier on me!!!  Since hubby will be seeing them tomorrow, I had to put a rush on the cards!  And this is what I came up with. I found this card on the net. You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock and the focal piece is cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".

I set the images up on my Stamparatus because I was making two cards.

The large flower image was stamped using Pumpkin Pie ink.  Than I stamped the smaller flower on the bottom using Pumpkin Pie ink too.

The leaves were added using Old Olive ink.  I wanted to try to stick with the warmer colors because of the time of year.  


The original card has the words added on the bottom right corner but I put them up at the top where there was so much empty space.



This was a very quick and easy card to make. I think it took me longer to get it set up and posted on here than it did to make the two cards!!


Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Boo to You, Monster Spray, Weekend

Today I was looking at my "Boo to You" set and thought I should use it because of it being mostly a Halloween set. And then I remembered, I didn't need to use it just at Halloween, it could be used to make "Monster Spray" labels.  Many years ago I had made "Monster Spray" using the Halloween set available at the time.  That was back in 2006.  WOW, that was a long time ago.  I still like the look of that label and now I have a new label and a new look that I also like. You can see my first "Monster Spray" cans here. I posted several in a row because I was making them for a craft fair.  Oh and they did sell well! 

I have a tip here before you assemble. Make sure you leave some extra card stock on the sides so you have a little bit of an overlap for the glue to stick or you may end up having to use Scotch tape and your can won't have as nice a look as you would have hoped it would.
To make my label, I printed out the words on my computer. I had found the font "Dripping Blood" and thought it would look fun.  After printing, I set the card stock over the air freshener to get my measurements. I first trimmed off on the bottom.  Then I measured around my can and cut each side pretty close to evenly.  And then I stamped my images. I used the cute critters from the "Boo to You" set.  It's TOO darn cute.  I colored them in using Blends Pens.  After coloring I took the card stock and ran it over the corner of my worktable, with my left hand on top and my right hand pulling it so it would have some curl.  Then I rolled it up to give it a bit more curl.  It's really difficult to get a straight piece of card stock to stay on a round spray can.  I affixed the label to the can by first running some snail tape down the center of the card stock. Then I lined up the top edge of the spray can and slowly worked the piece around the can to make sure it was straight.  I then glued one end on top of the other end.  I added some rubber bands around the can to help hold the ends down until the glue set up a bit.  You can use your bone folder to burnish that edge and help the glue adhere better.  Once the glue was set I removed the rubber bands and it was done.  

The poem is below.  I don't know who the author of the poem is.

Monster Spray

Every night
when I’m asleep
Into my room
the monsters creep
I call to Mom,
“Please come and stay!
And don’t forget
the monster spray!”
She comes right in
and sprays right here.
Then all the monsters
disappear!

Have fun making these!!  Hopefully there will be a fun set next year so I don't end up waiting another 13 years to make a new label.  Actually, the set last year was cute but the thought of using it for Monster Spray didn't even enter my head.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Snowman Season, Let it Snow, Christmas or Holiday Gift Card Holder, Weekend Project

Yesterday I had made the gift card that I don't usually make because I don't often use note card sized cards.  So today I was thinking about that gift card and wondering how I could convert it into a regular size greeting card (one that fits the A2 envelopes) and this is what I came up with.

What I did was I took a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and I centered the little gift card on it.  Then I traced a line along the spine/fold of the gift card onto the front of the folded card. I added 1/16" on each end so the little gift card could slip in and out. I used my craft knife and cut a slit in the card front along that pencil line.

Next I cut a piece of Real Red card stock measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and textured it using the retired knitted image. I didn't realize it was retired or I would have used something current.  But you can use what you have, you get the idea here.  I cut that piece to 5-1/2" x 3-1/2".  I cut a strip from the "Let it Snow" Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 5-1/2" x 3/4". I taped both pieces to the front of the card.  

On the inside I taped a 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of the DSP. I could have used Whisper White card stock or a different color card stock too.  I taped all around the edges.  I debated whether or not to add tape to the back of the note card so it would always be stuck to the card but then I decided I would just make it so the gift card could slide in and out.  It's like two cards in one.  So I only taped around the edges of the DSP on the inside. 

I slipped the note card in and took this photo.  Fun, huh?  And now I 100% love this card, this gift card.  And I know who is going to receive it too.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Snowman Season, Let it Snow, Christmas or Holiday Gift Card Holder, Weekend Project

Last month at Terri's Stamping Extravaganza, I saw this cute gift card holder that I REALLY wanted to make.  I have not had much time to play with the fun pictures I took at that event.  If you live near Medina, MN this is a fun and free event to go to. You get to see all of the new items in the catalogs.  September was the Holiday Extravaganza.  I believe the next one will be in January for the Sale-a-Bration and spring catalog event.   

This was a very easy and fun gift card to make. I don't usually make the smaller gift cards because I don't use them as much as I would a full-sized card. But this was just too cute not to make. The Whisper White base was cut 6" x 4".  I cut the Real Red piece 3-3/4" x 2-3/4".  And I cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" specialty paper pack.  It's a specialty paper because there's some embossed images in it that can be punched out with the matching punch.  It's a fun and cute set and it isn't as expensive as some of those that have die cuts with them.  

I stamped the words using Real Red ink and I die 
cut them using the "Nesting Circles" dies.

I tied a Baker's Twine bow and set it in place using a tiny glue dot.  And I used glue dots to hold the mittens in place.  The mittens are from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit.  This kit has so many fun elements in it.  There's the mittens, both right and left hand (smart), there's caps, scarves, glittery Washi tape, felt snowballs (they look like styrofoam but they are really felt) and a sheet of snowman noses, arms, coal eyes and coal buttons.  It's SO cute and SO fun!

You can see Terri's card here.  She has a video that tells how to make the slit for the gift card to fit into and how to place the front panel so the gift card has room to be inserted and removed.  Hop on over there and have a look.  She is a very talented stamper and has lots of other fun things to see and do.  You will be amazed and will be spending some time there!  You've been warned!! LOL  My gift card was one I had saved from Target a few years ago.  It's perfect for this holder!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 21, 2019

Snow Front, Christmas Card, October 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

I received my October Paper Pumpkin kit last week and I thought I would play with it today. I did like it just as it was but I REALLY wanted to play with the "Snow Front" set too.  I just wanted the best of both worlds here!!  And this is what I came up with.

I used the card from the October Paper Pumpkin kit and I stamped the snowflakes on the back. I did make a mask to cover the trees so I didn't get any ink on them.  But I don't think it would have mattered.  I stamped those snowflakes using Night of Navy ink.

Then I stamped the house and trees with Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the shadow under the house and the snowman using Smoky Slate ink.  I took my Light Seaside Spray Blends Pen and colored in the snowman and the house.  I also stamped the mountain image using Smoky Slate ink. And again, I don't think a mask would have mattered.

I stamped the words from the Paper Pumpkin set using Night of Navy ink.

And for the pretty tree.... I added some of the new "Snowfall Accents" puff paint and I sprinkled it with "Ice Stampin' Glitter".  I heated it from the backside so the glitter wouldn't blow away. Once it started to puff then I finished heating it from the front. It's fun to watch the stuff puff.  

I said it didn't really matter if you got snowflakes on the trees because the puff paint with the glitter would hide it.  

I thought this was a fun card to make and now I want to play with the "Snow Front" set without the Paper Pumpkin card.

Thank you ever so much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Frosted Foliage, Frosted Frames, Feels Like Frost, Christmas Card, Shaker Card

I found a really pretty card on Pinterest that I wanted to make.  Not only because it was pretty, but because of all the paper in the "Feels Like Frost" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack, this was my least favorite.  When I saw how pretty this card was on this paper, I grew a little fonder of that image.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Seaside Spray. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP that was taped in place.  Use your tape runner slowly, the silver doesn't like to pick up the tape and sometimes it will cause you to rip the paper.  Just go slow.

Now here's what I should have done first and I will continue the step by step as if I had done it this way.  I should have die cut the frame from the "Frosted Frames" die cuts.  I used the Dazzling Diamonds paper for this piece. I also cut a Whisper White piece to tape together for better stability. Plus I wasn't sure how well the Window Sheet would stick to the back of the glitter paper.  Once I got the two pieces glued together I cut a 2-3/4" x 3" piece of Window Sheet.  I glued the Window Sheet to the back of the frame piece.  I set it aside to dry.

I took the center piece from the framed piece and I centered it on the front of the card.  I traced around about 1/8" larger than the frame.  Draw lightly.  

The words are from the "Frosted Foliage" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. The original card used black Staz-on right on the Window Sheet. I don't like stamping like that because I have a tendency to make the ink smear. Though the Stmaparatus might be of some help there but They way I did it worked just fine and I didn't have to wait for the ink to dry because Memento ink dries a lot faster than Staz-on. 

After stamping the words, I used the foam strips and made my frame around the pencil lines I drew. I lined the strips right on the pencil lines. 

I removed the protective pieces on the strips and exposed the tape.  I added some of the "Snowflake" sequins and some "Ice Stapin' Glitter" to the paper and I carefully lined up the frame on the foam tape.  And that was it. I did give it a shake before I took the photo.  

I have a little tip to share with you here when it comes to the static on your sequins.  I had used a 1/4" x 1/4" piece of drier sheet but I didn't like it being in my sequins so, when I opened up my new container, I took my Embossing Buddy and I gave it a tap on the inside of the lid and I closed the container and I shook it.  Viola, my sequins were staying where they belong!!

This was a fun card and I now REALLY like this paper that I was not fond of.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Monster Bash, Wicked, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog

I saw this layout on a card on Pinterest and I thought I would use it on a Halloween card.  I have LOTS of the "Monster Bash" Designer Series Paper (DSP) left and I thought I would and should use some of it. I think I have lots of paper from previous years too!  I never seem to use them up.  Any suggestions for storing them?  I don't use them for scrapbooking so I don't need or want them to be 12" x 12".   

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.

I took a 5-1/2" x 3" piece of the DSP from the "Monster Bash" pack.  I measured 1" in on the top left and 1" in on the bottom right and made light pencil dots on it.  I taped it to a 5-1/2" x 3" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and then I cut the paper at a diagonal, matching those pencil lines on the paper cutter.

On the backside of the monster DSP was the spider web image, so I cut a piece of that at 5-1/2" x 2-1/2".  I taped it to the card front, being sure to center it.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the diagonal cut pieces and I set them in place on top of the webbed DSP.  

I die cut the spider and the word "Wicked" from the "Wicked" dies.  I set both of them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  Be sure to set the words on the card first to see where NOT to add the Dimensionals. They are not all that easy to remove once the words are set in place.  Speaking from experience here. 

I think it's a pretty cute card. I LOVE those characters on the DSP.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Feels Like Frost, Frosted Foliage, Christmas Card

I found this card on Pinterest. I clicked on the photo to see if I could get any info but after going through many weeks of posts, I had no luck and gave up.  I wish people would post on the exact page so you get a direct link.  UGH.  I only give these a few minutes of my time in searching and then I just give up.  If anyone finds it, please let me know and I'll add the direct link here.  But for now you can see the original image I found here.  You may not need to see it, it's exactly as I found it except I'm giving you a direct link and instructions. 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I had used the stitched rectangle dies and die cut the tree from one of the 6" x 6" "Feels Like Frost" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Now why I wanted to find the original post was because the rectangle dies are not this long.  I had never extended a die cut and I had to guess on what to do.  SO, here is how I did it.  I used some post it note tape and I taped the bottom and one side down so the DSP wouldn't move.  Then I set the piece in my Big Shot.  I slipped a piece of box board (cereal box thickness) between the DSP and the die cut.  I didn't want the die cut to cut the whole rectangle out.  It would be too short.  Once I cranked the handle until I could feel the rollers come up to the cardboard, I stopped.  I removed the tape and determined how long I wanted the strip (I just went by the look of the original card image) and I lined up the die cut where I wanted the next end to be cut and I also lined up the stitch marks so it would be a smooth looking stitch and no one would ever see that it was done in two sections.  My new rectangle piece now measured 5" x 11/16".  I cut a piece of Night of Navy 1/8" wider all around, measuring 5-1/8" x 13/16".  I taped the DSP to the Night of Navy strip and I set it aside while I stamped the words.

The words are from the "Frosted Foliage" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  I had set up the stamp in my Stamparatus and stamped the words.  I like using it because I can re-ink the image and stamp again if it's not how I'd like it to be.  It wasn't.  My ink pad must be in need of being re-inked and it stamped a little light.  So I inked the words up again and stamped them one more time.  It stamps in the exact same place and now darker.  I was pleased with how it looks.  This is also great if you are making more than one card, like your yearly Christmas cards or cards for a swap.

I set the panel in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  I'm thinking about doing this for our yearly Christmas cards.  This pack of paper has 48 sheets.  You can get three of these strips per sheet.  More than enough to make our cards. Hmmm.  BIG possibility.

I want to try this layout using some other DSP from the main catalog.  It's easy enough, pretty enough and quick enough!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, Christmas or Winter Card, Sympathy Card

I found this card on the internet and there was no link to it at all.  I have no idea who the original artist is of this card.  If you know, please let me know so I can give them the credit that is due to them.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card is folded on the left and it opens on the right.  On top of the card base is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of  Night of Navy card stock.  And on top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Feels Like Frost" 6" x 6" pack.  There's SO many images in this pack and on the back side of the images you will find white and silver designs.  All different on too.  There's 48 pieces in the pack. I thin I might use this paper to make our Christmas card this year. I usually make a snowman card but I might change it up this year.  This piece of DSP was textured using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  I did have a little bit of trouble getting my tape on the back because of the texture and the silver.  

I took another piece of the DSP that has the pretty giant dandelion looking images on it.  I cut it to 2" x 4-1/4".  I cut a 4-3/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Night of Navy for the back layer. 

I tied bows around it using the "Polka Dot Tulle" ribbon and the SO pretty "Seaside Spray Metallic" ribbon.  I tied them in a knot. I did add a couple of small glue dots on the back to hold the ribbons in place.  Not that the added Dimensionals wouldn't have done it (DUH!).

I set the panel in place on top of the textured piece using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Words could be added. I would do them before the texturing or do them separately.  But as is, this card can be used as a Christmas card, a thinking of you and even a sympathy card.  It's got that somber look to it.  It's a very quick and easy card to make.  I needed that tonight, I'm running behind.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda