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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Boo to You, Stamping Tip

Today I'm going to share with you the cover of my "Boo to You" stamp set.  A week ago I had made some cards using each of these characters (and the words too!).  Yup, I used every stamp in the set.  I can't say that about most of my stamp sets!  

When I colored my cards I also colored the character. I used the colors that I liked the best and knew I would want to make more that color.  The colors are not as dark on the covers as they are on card stock.  The cover is shiny and the card stock was not.  So what I also did was I wrote down what colors I used on each character so I don't have to hunt the card down on my blog to see what was used.  I also did this with the "Back on Your Feet" set but I can't share that cover with you yet. I have not found a color I like for the sloth.  But once I do I will share my cover.  I did not write up what colors I used on that set, so when I get the sloth figured out I will have to go back and figure out my colors and write them down.  

I LOVE how the cover looks when it's colored in.  It makes me want to use it again!!  Stop back tomorrow to see if I did!! LOL

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, September 16, 2019

Daisy Lane, Here's a Card, Fall Birthday Card

Having the granddaughters over puts a damper on stamping time, but oh so worth it. And needless to say, I didn't have time to make a card yesterday. I do try to make one every day but some days I just can't.  But today I had some time, so this is what I came up with. I wanted to lean more towards the fall colors.  Even though it was 85 here in Minnesota today.  A bit too hot for the middle of September! And it's supposed to be in the 80's all week.  I will be staying indoors for most of the week.  I'm done melting for the year!  And now that the weather forecast is over, onto my card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom. I stamped the Buffalo Plaid image using Pumpkin Pie ink.  I set up the stamp in my Stamparatus so I could ink it as many times as needed to get the best looking image.  I cut the stamped piece at 1-3/4" x 5-1/2".  I cut a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock for the layer.  I taped the two pieces together and I taped the layers to the card base 3/4" from the top of the card. 

I stamped two daisies from the "Daisy Lane" set using Pumpkin Pie ink.  I punched them out using the large "Daisy" punch.  I glued the center of one of the flowers and pressed the other flower on top, lining up the petals so they were opposite the other petals.  I punched out two leave using Mossy Meadow card stock and the "Leaf" punch.  

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink.  

I set the flower on top of the Buffalo Plaid piece so I could see where I wanted to place the leaves. I taped the stem of the leaves in place.  Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the flower and I set it in place on top of the leaf stems.

And that was it.  A super quick and easy card to make. And a fallish looking one too!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Boo to You, Children's Halloween Card, 2019 Occasions Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest, using the "Boo to You" set. I liked the stacked characters. You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  The next layer is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Before I taped it on the card base I had stamped the words from the "Boo to You" set using Versa Mark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I die cut it with the smallest circle die.  I also die cut the smallest round stitched die using Gorgeous Grape card stock.  I taped those two pieces together and set them aside.

Next I took a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the wolf first and then I stamped the mummy on top.  I did set this up in my Stamparatus. After stamping the wolf, I took a small piece of copier paper and set it on top of the wolf.  I stamped the mummy to make sure the foot landed on the heat and not over shooting it too much. I got it right the first time!  YAY!!!

I colored the creatures using Blends pens.  I used light and dark Crumb Cake for the fur part of the wolf. I used light and dark Petal Pink for the face and inside the ears. I highlighted a little dark on the face and on the nose.

The jacket is Highland Heather, light and dark.  The pants are Pumpkin Pie, light and dark. 

For the mummy you can see the colors used here

I cut a 1-1/2" x 3-7/8" piece of "Monster Bash" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I taped the DSP to the left side of the Whisper White piece.  If your mummy is too far to the left you can adjust the width of that strip.  I taped it in place and then added a piece of black ribbon.  My ribbon is retired but I didn't have any current black ribbon so I am using what I have.

I taped the top layer to the card and then added the words using Dimensionals.

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

This was a fun card to make and I have now used every image in that stamp set!!! I think it's a first for me.  Oh and I'm not done playing with the set, it's just too cute.  Though I will give it a break for a day or so!  I don't want you to get bored looking at cards from the same set.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, September 13, 2019

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

I'm such a zombie fan and this guy is SO adorable.  I love this "Boo to You" set, it's SO kid friendly.  These creatures are just too stinkin' cute.  There's one more in the set that I have not used yet.  It's the wolf or wolfman.  I am struggling with what colors to use but I'll get him figured out soon and post a card.  And once I make him I will have used every image in the set.  I don't get to say that very often. Many times I buy a set for one image and if I use another it's a bonus!!  This set is easy to use and I love playing with it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock and textured it using the new "Stylish Scroll" embossing folder.  I taped it to the card base.

I cut a 2" x 4-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Monster Bash" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut a 2-1/8" x 4-5/8" piece of Basic Black card stock for the back layer.  But before I taped the two pieces together, I punched out three bats using the new tiny bat punch from the "Everyday Season" punch set.  There's four little punches in that set.  A leaf, a snowflake, the bat and a heart.  There's a stamp set that coordinates with it so you can stamp and punch. I just punched. I wanted the bats to be just black because of the contrast on the Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Okay, once I punched the bats, I taped the layers together and I set the piece in place on the embossed Pumpkin Pie layer using Dimensionals. 

I stamped the mummy from the "Boo to You" set using black Memento ink and I die cut him using the largest "Stitched Oval" die.  I colored him using Blends pens. I used light and dark Granny Apple Green, light Balmy Blue, light and dark Smoky Slate and light and dark Highland Heather.  I added a little bit of light Smoky Slate under his feet for a shadow effect.  I added the two different sized googly eyes from the "Assorted Googly Eyes" pack.  I glued the eyes in place.  I think small glue dots would work, but I prefer to use glue.  I set the oval in place on the card front using snail tape on the left and Dimensionals on the right.

The words are from the same set and I stamped them using black memento ink.  I die cut it using the smallest circle in the circles and scalloped circles dies.  I set the circle in place using snail tape on the right and a Dimensional on the left.  I also colored three rhinestones with the Basic Black Blends pen. I set them in place under the words.

I set the bats in place using small Dimensionals.  And for the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was complete.  

I think he's SO darn cute.  I like these colors and I used them on the cover of my stamp set. I also colored in the monster but I still am waiting for the wolf/wolfman. I'll figure out a good color for him soon.  When I get done coloring the cover I'll take a picture and share it with you.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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

Late yesterday my order arrived and today I get to play with it.  Usually UPS delivers in the afternoon, around 3 or so.  Yesterday I was out shopping and I got a message on my phone that there was motion detected at my door. I looked and a package was delivered. I was excited because I thought my Stampin' Up! order had arrived.  But I was out shopping and I kept getting messages on my phone that there was movement at the door. I'd check but all it turned out to be was cars going by on the wet street.  The sensitivity is a bit high on the motion/sound part.  But that's okay and my package was safe. Though you'd think that these delivery people would try to put the package where it wasn't so noticeable, like the opposite side of our door.  It's more difficult to see anything there.  And I love the delivery drivers that set the package right in front of the door. One time the package was SO heavy that I could hardly get the door open to get at it.  What if there had been a fire?  I often wonder how these people are trained.  Anyway, my order came later that afternoon and I opened it last night and sorted out everything.  Today I looked for something fun on the net to make with the "Boo to You" set and this is what I found.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Granny Apple Green card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And on top of that is two pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Monster Bash" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut the spider web piece 3-7/8" x 3" and the bottom books piece was cut at 3-7/8" x 2".  I turned the DSP over and using my grid paper I placed them so they measured 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I used scotch tape to hold the two pieces together on the backside.  The bottom piece was just long enough to allow for the overlap.  I took a piece of black ribbon that I had and wrapped it around the front on the seam and taped the ends on the backside.  Then I taped that piece to the Basic Black piece.  And then that piece was added to the card base using Dimensionals.

I stamped the cute monster from the "Boo to You" set using black Memento ink. I die cut him using the largest Stitched Circle die. I colored him using the light Highland Heather Blends pen.  Then I used the dark pen to color the darker areas and inside the mouth.  I came back with the light pen and blended the edges of the dark so they didn't look so hard and sharp.  I colored the toenails and the dots in the horns using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  And the rest of the horn and eyes were colored in using the dark Granny Apple Green Blends pen.  I colored in the eyes because I could see white on the original card and I thought if I colored in the eyes it would blend in better.  It does and I like the look.  I set the circle in place on the card using Dimensionals.

The words are from the same set. I stamped them using black Memento ink and I used a 3/4" circle punch and punched them out.  I added a dimensional to the right side and snail tape on the left and then I set the words in place on the front of the card.

The original card had some spiders she said she die cut from the "Wicked" set. I didn't have that set but I did have some spiders that I had laying around in my stash so I used them.  I was going to use the new cute bat punch but bats and spiderwebs don't really go together as well as spiderwebs and spiders.  I had added the spiders using a small Dimensional under each one and that was it, the card was done.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.  I LOVE the monster and I can see myself playing with him a lot (but not too much) from now until Halloween.  The sad thing about all these new items is that my other new stuff will now be just sitting there being ignored.  LOL  I will try to play with them too but it's always more fun to play with the new stuff!!!  And once again I learned a lesson and that's to not go so overboard on the new stuff from the big catalog when it comes out.  Will I ever learn???

Anyway, I can see myself making more fun cards with this guy and the other two images in the set, a wolfman and a zombie.  SO fun!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Over the Moon, Itty Bitty Greetings, Get Well Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I think this card is so stinkin' cute.  I found it on Pinterest and I just had to make one.  You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1.4" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Wood Planks" 3-D embossing folder.  

I stamped the "Buffalo Plaid" image using black Memento ink.  I cut the piece about 1-1/8" wide. I wanted to make sure I got three rows of the plaid.  And the length measures 4".  I taped that piece in place.  I added a piece of Real Red ribbon and some smaller Daffodil Delight ribbon (both retired because I don't have many spools that aren't).  I taped the ends of the ribbon to the backside of the textured piece.  Now this wasn't easy for me to work on this piece because I had already added tape to the back of it before I added the Buffalo Plaid and ribbons.  Not thinking.  Again!!!  But once I got the ribbons on, I added some scotch tape to the back to hold them down.  Then I set the piece in place on the card base.  Then the card became easy again!!!

I stamped the cow from the "Over the Moon" set using black Memento ink.  I did die cut the piece first and then I lined it up on the Stamparatus and then I stamped it.  The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I colored the cow in using my markers, except for the nose, I used my Dark Petal Pink Blends Pen.  I colored the spots with Basic Black. Then I colored the hands and hornss with Sahara Sand.  I colored in the feet with Real Red and a line of Basic Black on the bottom.  The flower petals were colored using Pear Pizzazz and Granny Apple Green. The center of the flower is Daffodil Delight and the nostrils and inside the ears is Petal Pink.  And that was it for the coloring.  Very easy.

I die cut a Real Red piece for the top and bottom of the focal piece. I just cut one and cut it in half. I taped it in place on each end and then I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place.

It was a very easy card to make and I think it's SO adorable.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, September 09, 2019

Sailing Home, Wonderful Moments, Masculine Birthday Card

Today I found a fun card on Pinterest that I thought I would make.  I love making masculine cards and for me it's difficult to find masculine cards that I want to make. 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 on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "High Seas" 3-D embossing folder.  I LOVE the looks of this folder, it's got such great movements.

I die cut the largest "Stitched Oval" using Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the birds from the "Sailing Home" set using black Memento ink.  I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the lighthouse on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut it using the matching dies that go with the "Sailing Home" set.  I set the lighthouse in place using tape on the left side and Dimensionals on the right side.

I die cut the ships wheel using gold foil card stock.  I glued that piece in place.  The piece is not real wide and adding snail could get kind of messy, so glue is the way to go for me.

I stamped the words from the "Wonderful Moments" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut them with the fun die that is in the "Smooth Sailing" dies that match the "Sailing Home" set.  I set that piece in place on the card using a Dimensional on the left and tape on the right. 

I added three rhinestones to the card, one on the greeting piece, one by the birds and the final one on top of the lighthouse.  And that was it, the card was done.

This was a very fun and quick card to make.  And it's a GREAT masculine card!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Sunday, September 08, 2019

Daisy Lane, Tasteful Background, Varied Vases, Floral Essence, Birthday Card

Today I'd like to share with you a card I found on the internet. I changed the color and Designer Series Paper (DSP) and a few other minor things but other than that it's a copy!!!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock.  On top of that is the multi layer piece. I cut a 3-1/2" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock and die cut the piece from the "Tasteful Backgrounds".  This die was the reason I bought the set.  The other two are nice but this one was my favorite. I stamped the words from the "Varied Vases" set using Old Olive ink.  Then I cut a 2" x 4" piece of the Balmy Blue DSP from the Subtles 6" x 6" DSP stack.  I taped the two pieces together on the back side using scotch tape.  I made sure it measured 4" x 5-1/4". 

I wrapped a piece of white Baker's Twine around the piece three times. I taped the ends to the back.  Then I took three strands and tied a knot in the front.  I set the piece in place on top of the Balmy Blue card base using Dimensionals.

I stamped the flower from the "Daisy Lane" stamp set. I used Pacific Point ink to stamp it. I could have used Balmy Blue ink but I thought it was too light and I did want the flower to stand out more. I stamped two flowers and taped them together in the center.  I carefully curled the petals of the flower in a downward motion using my bone folder.  Then I set the flower in the palm of my hand and took the eraser end of a pencil (I keep a clean eraser for this type of thing) and I pressed the center down.  It allowed the center to be inverted and the petals to puff out.  Doing this also makes the center of the flower not look so flat.  I set the flower on top of the card front to eye where the petals would go.  Then I added a large glue dot to that area for the leaves.

I stamped the leaves from the "Floral Essence" set using Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock.  If you don't have this set, you can just punch the leaves using Old Olive card stock and the "Leaf Punch" and sponge the edges.  I set the leaves where I thought they would look best and then added the flower.  I pressed a medium sized gold "Faceted Gem" to the center of the flower and a few gold sequins to the outside of the card and it was done. 

This was a fun card to make and I LOVE the colors.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Here's a Card, Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder, Birthday Card, All Lined Up Technique

Today's card is finally here! Thanks for waiting.  It's also a fun and easy technique.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that I will be adding a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crumb Cake card stock.

I cut a 4-5/8" x 1-7/8" piece of Basic Black card stock and a 4-1/2" x 1-3/4" piece of Copper Foil card stock.

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set and they were stamped using black Memento ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  I die cut them using the Stitched Oval die and I die cut a Scalloped Oval using a scrap of Basic Black card stock.  I could have die cut it from the 4-5/8" x 1-7/8" strip but the scrap piece was just sitting out so I used it. 

I also took some white Baker's Twine and colored it with some Crumb Cake ink using a sponge dauber.  You might want to do this first and let the ink dry while you work on the other parts of the card.

I took my copper piece and added a very tiny amount of tape to the upper and lower part to hold it in place on my card stock.  Don't use too much tape, you will need to remove the foil paper when you are done.  This copper piece does need to go on the left side and about 3/8" from the edge on three sides (top, left and bottom).  If you are off on these measurements, it's okay, the Basic Black layer will still work just fine. Just make sure it's the same equal amount all around on those three sides.  

After setting the copper piece in place on my Crumb Cake piece, I textured it using the "Layered Leaves 3D" embossing folder.  I removed the foil piece and added the Basic Black layer. Make sure you don't turn your pieces but if you do, it's easy enough to see where the panel needs to go, it just takes a little time to find the right orientation. Then I taped the layered panel in place on top of the textured Crumb Cake piece.  You will want to make sure that your leaves line up so it looks like they just flow from one the Crumb Cake color to the foil piece. 

Now you are ready to add the twine.  I placed two Dimensionals on the front of the card where the oval will go.  Just set your oval on top of the card and eye where the right and center Dimensionals should go and put them there.  Remove the backing on the center Dimensional.  I set on loops of the twine there. I actually cut my loops because my twine was on a cardboard and I had bend marks in my twine.  I may just take my twine and iron it all and wrap it around a paper towel tube (after it is cooled or it will go from a kink to curls) to keep it from getting kinks. After adding the twine, I added some mini glue dots to the top of the ends of the twine. I didn't have any regular size ones on hand or I would have used them. That would have been SO much easier.  But I had a bunch left from my last Paper Pumpkin kit and I wanted to use them up.  Not successful, I still have a lot left, but that's okay, I still have lots of cards left to make!   I added a Dimensional to the left side of the oval and removed the backing. I also removed the backing on the last Dimensional that was already on top of the card.  I lined the oval up so it looked straight and pressed it in place.  And that was it.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, September 06, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

I found a pretty card on Pinterest using the Hydrangea image from the "Beautiful Friendship" set.  You can see the original card here.  There was no link from that card. I did my best to copy it and add what I wanted on the card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock. This card is folded on the left and opens on the right.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Granny Apple Green card stock. I didn't texture it like the original card was done.  Not much of that texture would show and I didn't put the piece on top of the Balmy Blue card base at an angle, I just put it on straight. 

The Whisper White focal piece was cut 4" x 5-1/4".  I stamped the Hydrangea image using Balmy Blue.  I stamped the top part first and then the bottom part.  

The leaves were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink.  I was copying the card like the original card and when I went to add the words, I flipped the card so the top is at the bottom and the bottom is at the top. It just looked better to me.

I took some "Polka Dot" ribbon and added it the way the blue ribbon was added to the original card.  

The words are from the same set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I die cut it with 1-7/8" circle die.  I set the words in place on top of the ribbon. I used Dimensionals to set the circle in place.  

And for my final touch, I added some blue sequins using the "Iridescent Sequins" assortment.  I picked out the blue ones and added them around the card and on the words.

It was a fun card to make and now I can say I used the Hydrangea image!  I often have images in a set that I just don't use. I tried one time to make a point of using each one in the set but that went by the wayside fast.  Perhaps because I forgot I was going to do that or I had bought the set because of one image in it that I loved.  Do you ever do that?  I wish that I would stop but I know that won't happen.  LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet, Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

Today I played with a set that I mostly use for the words because they are just the right size for oval layering.  I actually used the die cuts in the bundle too! And here's how I made this card:

The  base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock for the top layer.

I stamped three of the flowers from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze ink.  I die cut them.  I also stamped the flower center using Daffodil Delight and I die cut them too.  The leaves were die cut using Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz card stock.  And I did stamp a couple of leaves using the leaf image and Old Olive ink.

The words are from the "Beautiful Friendship" set.  I stamped them using black memento ink. I die cut them with the Stitched Oval die cut.

So first I set the oval on the top layer to see where I was going to stamp the leaves.  I stamped them twice using Old Olive ink.  Then I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I added the flowers around the right side of the oval.  Then I clipped the ends off the greenery and added a little tape to the bottoms and stuck them behind the oval.

I added the flower centers using a glue dot and then I added tiny pearls to those and one larger pearl to the Crushed Curry six petal flower.

This was a very simple card to make. It did take a while to stamp and cut the pieces but it's not like it's a lot of work. And at the same time the centers and leaves could be cut too to save time.

I was working toward something with fallish colors.  It's just around the corner.  It seems like after September first you tend to leave the pastel colors and move towards the fall colors. Though I will still work with the pastel colors when the mood strikes me or when I find a card on Pinterest that I HAVE to copy!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

To a Wild Rose, Wonderful Moments, Birthday Card

I was having some fun tonight with shapes!  Today's card was a very fun card to make and here's how I did it.

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 Old Olive card stock.  I stamped the leaves from the "To a Wild Rose" set from that layer. I didn't want to waste any card stock, so I made sure I had room for the "Stitched Square" too.  All of that openness is hidden behind the textured Whisper White piece.  I stamped those leaves using Old Olive ink and then I die cut them out.  For the square I used two squares to get that fun frame.

I stamped the flower image from the "To a Wild Rose" set using So Saffron ink. I set the flower up in my Stamparatus and I inked up the image twice. I used the second flower image in the set and So Saffron ink.  I also colored the flower a little using the light So Saffron Blends pen.  I colored the center of the flower using the dark Calypso Coral Blends pen.  I colored the center of the flower and some highlighted areas on the flower with the Wink of Stella pen.

The words are from the "Wonderful Moments" set using Old Olive ink.  I die cut them with the smallest Stitched oval die.  And the scalloped So Saffron layer was the smallest in the set. I taped the two together.

To assemble the card, I taped the larger layers together.

Then I added the square using Dimensionals.

The flower was added using tape on the parts that touch the square and Dimensionals on the rest.

I added the leaves using Dimensionals.  

The words were set in place with tape in the center and a Dimensional on each end.  And that was it.

This was a quick and fun card to make.  I'm trying to lean a bit more towards the fall colors.  Roses in the fall?  Does it really matter?  No, as long as it's pretty!  LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Here's a Card, Heirloom Frames, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Birthday Card

I took Labor Day off for some much needed R & R but look what I found while I was playing on the computer and surfing the net.  Isn't it pretty?   I LOVE it.  You can see the original card here.  I did change it a lot though.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Blushing Bride card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black that I textured using the "Lace" embossing folder.  I taped that piece in place.  

I bought the "Heirloom Frames" dies and was starting to regret it until I saw the original card. I was thrilled.  So I got out my gold foil card stock and my Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) and off I went to play.

One thing I did that I don't need to do the next time I make one of these is, I cut the DSP with the oval cutting die that comes with the "Heirloom" dies.  All I needed to do was cut the DSP by hand and fit what I wanted to in the opening.  Live and learn and then pass it on so other's don't make the same mistake!

I embossed the oval and then used the oval die to cut it out. It cuts around the oval and it cuts the center out.  BAD idea.  Cut the oval first and then do the embossing.  The embossing folder is thin enough to see through to get your DSP or card stock lined up nicely.  After getting my foil paper lined up, I embossed it and sat down to assemble the card.  I put my DSP behind the oval and cut around the piece, being sure to cut a little smaller than the gold foil oval so none of the DSP showed.  Now I had already cut my DSP on the Big Shot, so I had to tape my inside oval back in place and then I just trimmed around the outer edge a bit to none of it showed through the edges of the gold foil oval. And then I didn't have to think about getting it 100%  perfect.  Though I actually did because the inside oval had been cut and I needed to hide the cut lines, or in my case, line them up with the inside edges of the gold foil oval.  Once I got that all lined up, I taped the two pieces together and then taped them onto the Basic Black embossed card stock.  

I fussy cut two flowers from the DSP.  One of the flowers had a flower attached to it and I also cut a flower bud and some leaves from the scraps that were laying on my worktable from cutting out the flowers.  

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut them using the oval stitched die.  I die cut a gold scalloped oval. I used the gold oval that came from the center of my embossed oval. Nothing goes to waste!  And I also cut a black oval for the back of the gold scalloped oval.  I taped the ovals together.  I added a Dimensional to the back left side of the oval and a few small glue dots to the back right. I set the word piece in place.  Then I added some Dimensionals to the flowers and set them in place.  The flower bud was set in place on the top right side of the words.  I also tucked a leaf in there using snail tape to hold it.  I added a few leaves here and there. Some I added Dimensionals on the back to hold them in place and others I just taped in place.  It's so pretty with all of those extra leaves.  I think there were five in all.  

And for the final touch on the front, I added some gold pearls from the "Metallic Pearls" package.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White on the inside and the card was finished.

Do you like it?  I think it's SO pretty.  I'm hoping to find some other uses for the embossed oval.  Also there is an embossed rectangle in that package too.  I need to get creative here and think of some things to do with the rectangle and more with the oval.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Daisy Lane, Friendship Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I took the day off yesterday. I was exhausted after playing for two days with a 4 and 6 year old!  I loved every minute of it!

So today I decided to make a friendship card. I made a bracelet for a friend of mine and I'll be sending it off to her soon.  I wanted to make a card to go along with it.  I found a fun card on Pinterest and the wording was in the "Daisy Lane" set.  Can't ask for more than that.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crushed Curry.  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the 6" x 6" Regals stack.  I love those little stacks. You sure do get a lot of papers for the money.  I cut the DSP 4" x 5-1/4" and I used the Pumpkin Pie gingham print one.

Next I stamped the flower from the "Daisy Lane" set on Whisper White card stock using Cajun Craze ink.  I stamped two and punched them out with the Medium Daisy punch.  I taped the two together with a glue dot.  

I had a couple of leaves already punched out.  The are from the "leaf" punch on Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I set them aside.

I stamped the wording from the "Daisy Lane" set on Whisper White card stock, using black Memento ink.  I die cut them out using the "Stitched" Nested Labels dies.  I used one that was too large for the words but once the flower and sequins were added it looked just fine.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

Then I added the leaves. I taped them where they touched the "Stitched" label piece.  

I added a little bit of white Baker's Twine to the top of the leaves and then I added the flower using glue dots.  

I used glue dots to set some orangeish sequins in place. The are from the "Iridescent" sequins assortment.  And for the final touch on the front, I added a medium sized gold faceted gem to the center of the flower.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock was added to the inside for easier writing.  Some colors of card stock are harder to read on than others.

This was a fun card to make and I LOVE it when I can use the 6" x 6" DSP.  I have yet to ever use up an entire pack!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 30, 2019

Daisy Lane, Wonderful Moments, Tasteful Background Dies, Birthday Card

I found a fun card on the net that used the "Tasteful Background" dies.  I couldn't get the words to work on the card so I turned it 180 degrees and I had room to work.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Coastal Cabana card stock.  On top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock that I die cut with the "Tasteful Background" die and then textured with the "Subtle" embossing folder.  Once you use that folder your paper becomes very flimsy.  So when I attached it to the card base I used a lot of Dimensionals.

I stamped the daisy using the small daisy image "Daisy Lane" set on Whisper White card stock using Coastal Cabana ink.  I punched it out using the medium daisy punch.  I made two and taped them together in the center.  Then I curled the ends using my bone folder.  And then I put the flower in the palm of my hand and pressed the center using the top end of my "Fine Tip" glue bottle.  A pencil will work too.  This made the center concave and let the leaves curl more naturally. 

I punched out two Pear Pizzazz leaves using the "Leaf" punch. I cut the ends off and then taped them in place under the flower petals.

The words are from the "Wonderful Moments" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.

I added a medium size gold Faceted Gem to the center of the flower and a few gold sequins around the card front.

This was a very fun card to make. If I were to make another one, I think I would center the die cut more.  But this worked out and I'm happy with what I'm seeing!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Here's a Card, Birthday Card, August 2019 Paper Pumpkin

This is my last Paper Pumpkin alternative card. I have other cards I want to make or copy!  But I had so many pieces left to my kit that I felt I needed to make one more using that yellowish circle.  I ended up using a half circle, which means I could make a ton of these if I had enough of the other pieces.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I added a 2-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock that I textured using the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder.  I taped it in place on top of the card base.

I cut one of the printed circles from the Paper Pumpkin kit and I added half of a doily to the back of it.  I tape that in place on top of the Bermuda Bay piece.  I didn't press the tape down on the upper edge, I needed it lifted so I could add the other elements.

I took two of those colored flowery vellum images and added some glue dots to the back and tucked them in under the Bermuda Bay piece. 

Next I took a few of the leaf sets from the kit and colored the back using the dark Blends Pen.  I cut them from the stem and used a glue dot to set them in place.  

This is when I added the words. I set my card in my Stamparatus and placed the heavy duty magnet on top and stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using Bermuda Bay ink.

Then I added a few glue dots in a line along the center edge of the circle and began adding some of the linen thread that came with the kit.  

I took the ribbon from the kit and took two lengths and tied a bow.  I spread the bow a little to make it look wider.  A single piece bow was too thin looking.  I set that bow in place using three glue dots. I wanted to make sure it stuck and also that it would help the threads stick.

And for the final touch, I added some stick on sequins from the kit.  There's SO many in there and SO many left.

And that was it.  I really like the way this card looks.  I had fun making it too!  Plus I made it myself. I didn't copy it from anyone!!!  I still have it (actually, I think I'm getting it back!)  YAY!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Here's a Card, August 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Birthday Card

I found a GREAT card on Pinterest using the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I think this is the most prettiest card I've seen using parts from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  The original card used different Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the bottom part and I think Cherry Cobbler was used on the strip.  I found the card and I went to look to see if I had the DSP and when I came back to my computer, I hit the back button on the Pinterest page and it refreshed my page, telling me it found some new pins for me.  NO!  I was still looking at the old one.  SO, fortunately I had set the loose pieces on my worktable the way they were in the card before I went to look for the DSP.  I do recall the card not having any name or link with it.  That was how I hit the back arrow and lost the page.

So here's how I made the card.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On the bottom I taped a 2" x 4-1/4" piece of DSP from the 6" x 6" Regals pack, with a 1" strip of Cajun Craze taped behind it. I did leave 3/8" of the Cajun Craze card stock exposed.  You could cut a strip 5/8" and tape it to the top edge of the DSP.  I was still working on figuring things out at the time.  Though I think for future cards I will still tape the strip to the back of the DSP.  

I did not press the top part of the DSP pieces to the card base. I needed to be able to slip the other pieces in place.  I taped the colored dotted vellum piece.

The top leaves had a little bit of Shaded Spruce ink sponged on them.  Let it dry for a bit, it takes a little while on that paper.  I glued the vellum leaf in place.  DO NOT glue them.  The vellum warps and doesn't like to lay back down.  I ended up using a glue dot to get it to stay down some.  It is still sticking up in spots.  The glue dot does not show, so use them!

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set. I used Early Espresso ink to stamp them.  And I used the Stamparatus to help with the words since everything was already in place on the card front.  And for the final touch, the sequins were added.

Now looking at the card, the bottom is so open looking.  So I think when I make another one (which I will as soon as I'm done posting this), I will cut the DSP to 1-1/2" and keep the strip the same 5/8" and that will bring the die cut pieces down a bit too.  And I'll move the words so they are still 5/8" from the top edge of the Cajun Craze strip.

It's SO pretty and I LOVE the looks of it. And I can use up more of the pieces in my Paper Pumpkin kit!

If you know who the designer of this card is, please let me know so I can give them credit.  Thanks.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Over the Moon, Wonderful Moments, Heirloom Frames, Birthday Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest. I did make a few little changes to it.  I was looking for a fun card that used the "Over the Moon" set.  A set I wasn't sure why I bought. Last year I bought the pig set and was not sure why.  But I now own it and I have to use it.  I thought this card was SO cute. I love the frame that it's in too.  I was also looking for a card that used the "Heirloom Frames" embossing folders.  I was wondering why I bought those too.  I need to find some more samples so I can feel better about my purchase.

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

I cut a 3" x 4-1/4" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" Neutrals paper stack.  The DSP is Night of Navy.  I taped it on top of the card base.

Next I embossed the frame piece using the "Heirloom Frames" embossing folder.  There's also an oval folder in that set.  I will try to figure out something to put in it and give it a try sometime soon.  After embossing the Whisper White frame piece, I cut it out on the paper cutter.  Not an easy thing to do.  I needed to be careful to not only cut it straight but to not crush the embossing.  I thought about cutting the card stock first but then I thought it might not be big enough once it's pushed into the hills and valleys of the texturing. 

Next I stamped the cow image from the "Over the Moon" set.  I did set this up in the Stamparatus. I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to crush the piece and I wanted to get it straight because I didn't want to have to emboss and trim another.  

I colored the cow's boots and flower using the light Night of Navy Blends Pen.  I colored the center of the flower with the dark Daffodil Delight Blends Pen.  The leaves were colored using both light and dark Mint Macaron Blends Pens. I colored the spots on the cow using the Basic Black Blends Pen and I added dark Petal Pink Blends Pen to the ears and nostrils.  And that was it for the coloring.  I set the framed piece in place on top of the DSP using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words from the "Wonderful Moments" set using Night of Navy ink.  Then I punched out two flowers from the "Medium Flower" punch.  I taped them together and taped them to the corner of the framed piece. I punched out a 3/8" circle from a scrap of Crushed Curry card stock and taped it to the center of the flower and the card was done.

I think it's a cute card and I was glad I got to try out the "Over the Moon" set.  I am hoping to make some more cards using it.  And I should use the pig set a bit more too, it will probably be retiring soon.  It seems that stamp sets only last a couple of years in the catalog.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 26, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found today's card on the internet.  You can see the original card here.  I did make a few minor changes.  One by a mistake. OOPS!!!

I didn't have any colors or measurements to go by so here is how I made the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  This card is folded on the left and opens on the right.  On top of that I cut a 5-1/4" x 3" piece of Highland Heather Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" Subtles pack.  The DSP was to be cut 5-1/2" not 5-1/4".  But I used it anyway.  I went to my cutter thinking 4-1/4" and after setting the paper in the cutter, the 4-1/4" looked wrong and I knew it had to be 5, not 4 so I cut it 4-1/4" instead of 5-1/2".  Oh well, it is what it is and I worked with it.  I wasn't going to toss it out and I could have used the other half of the DSP but then I'm stuck with a cut piece I am not sure what I would so with, so I used it. That's my story there!

I cut a 3" x 4" piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock.  And the Whisper White piece was cut 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".  I stamped the flower image first using Highland Heather ink.  

Next I stamped the leaves. I used both leaf images in the set and Soft Sea Foam ink to stamp them. At first I thought the ink might be too light but as it turns out, it's perfect.  Nice and soft looking.

Then I stamped the other flower images using Crushed Curry ink.  I'm not sure if the original card used Daffodil Delight or Crushed Curry. It looked a bit on the darker side so I went with the Crushed Curry.

I taped the layers together and then wrapped some linen thread around it a couple of times and tied a bow. 

I stamped the words on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Highland Heather ink.  I die cut them with the Stitched Oval die, it was the second largest one in the set.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I didn't have any purple sequins so I used some retired dots and they blended in well enough.  And that was it.

This was a quick and simple card to make.  I REALLY like this "Beautiful Friendship" set.  I have regrets about buying SO many of the sets in the new catalog. I never get to play with them enough before the holiday catalog comes out.  And then after that one is done, it's Sale-a-Bration time and then the next catalog.  My plan was to not buy so many because I wouldn't use them enough and I'm right. In a few days the holiday catalog comes out and that means a couple more weeks of these stamp sets and then the newest stuff will arrive and I will be playing with them.  I made my wish list and I was very picky with it.  (like I should have been with the catalog). 

I did have fun making this card and I could see myself making more.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Butterfly Wishes, Daisy Lane, Birthday Card

Get out the eye bleach!!!  This card was SO much prettier in my head.  But this is what turned out on paper.  UGH!  But as usual, I will share with you, the good, the bad AND the ugly! Luck you!! LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.  On top of that I have a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla.  

I used a die from the "Tasteful Background" die cuts and I cut it out on the left side.  My plan was to use one of the flowered circles from the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  Well, I used it but I was not thrilled with it.  And even if I had used any other Designer Series Paper (DSP), I don't think it would have helped this layout.  It needs LOTS of work and help.  

I stamped the words from the "Butterfly Wishes" set using black Memento ink.  

Then I die cut four flowers, two of each size. I stamped them first on Very Vanilla card stock using Coastal cabana ink and the "Daisy Lane" stamp set.  I punched them out with the large and medium daisy punches.  I taped them together, curled the petals up just a bit and then set them on the card using Dimensionals.  I added a gold faceted gem to the center of the flower.  And it was blah.

SO, I added some sequins.  That did NOT help at all.  Maybe if I would have textured the 4" x 5-1/4" piece first. Or tried to add a Coastal Cabana border/layer behind the Very Vanilla layer.  But then that would involve getting the die cuts exact.  Sounded like a lot of work.  But I'm sure it could be done.  And the flower could stand to have a few leaves on it.  

Any other ideas??  This card is in great need of some major help.

Thanks for bearing with me.  You were so brave to read to the bottom!  LOL
Wanda

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found today's card on Pinterest.  I liked using the "Beautiful Friendship" set and thought I would make one more card from it before moving onto a different set (hopefully).  LOL  You can see the original card here.  I pretty much copied it exactly, except for the ribbon.

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

I did use my Stamparatus to stamp the flowers. I set the card stock in the Stamparatus and inked up the flowers from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using Flirty Flamingo ink. I LOVE how the stamp set makes the light and dark areas all by itself. I stamped one corner and turned the panel 180 degrees and stamped the opposite corner.  

The leaves were stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink. I set the stamp on a clear block and stamped by hand!  No Stamparatus there!  

I stamped the words on vellum using black Staz On ink.  I thought it would be darker than black Memento ink on the vellum.  It is.  I did heat set it to make sure it was dry before I die cut it with the second largest Stitched Circle die.

I wrapped the dotted ribbon around the sides of the Whisper White piece and I taped it on the back side using transparent tape.  I added a second layer over the ribbon because I wanted it to stand out a little more.  This ribbon is very sheer.  I tied a piece of white Baker's Twine around the ribbon and made a bow.

I added the word circle using Dimensionals. I used small ones on the backside of the words so they wouldn't show.  And that was it.  I think it could use some sequins.  I may add them later but I'm liking the clean look right now.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 23, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Butterfly Wishes, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card was a fun one.  I played with a fun "technique" that I've done a few other times.  I had made one a while back using the "Abstract Impressions" set. You can see that card here. It's such a fun set too.  Today I played with the "Beautiful Friendship" set (again!).  

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 Coastal Cabana card stock.  And on top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder.  I LOVE that folder and I've had a lot of fun with it.  Before I set the Whisper White piece in place with Dimensionals, I tied a ribbon around it.  The ribbon here is not from Stampin' Up!.  I didn't have any Coastal Cabana ribbon at all, not even any that was retired.

The template I made to do the circle stamping holds card stock that is cut 2-7/8" x 2-7/8".  I first stamped the small flower that was a double flower on the stamp. I masked the larger flower off.  I stamped the smaller flower using Flirty Flamingo ink. I did color the stem using the Pear Pizzazz marker.  Next I stamped a leaf between each flower using the double leaf image. I masked off what I needed to on the card so I only got the image of the smaller leaf.  I used Pear Pizzazz ink to stamp the leaf.  Then i stamped the yellow dotted flower image.  I used Daffodil Delight ink and masked off what I needed to.  And I used the same stamp to stamp on some Coastal Cabana dotted flowers.  I thought the circle needed a bit more color and that was exactly what it needed.

I cut a 3" x 3" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock and taped the stamped image to it.  I set the piece in place on the card front using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the "Butterfly Wishes" set. I stamped them using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I think Coastal Cabana might have a been better choice.  I die cut the words using the circle dies and I set them in place using Dimensionals.  I was going to add some sequins but I forgot and I'm kind of thinking I like the card the way it is.  But there's always that option if you want to dress the card up a bit more.

This was a very fun card to make and I do like the way it looks.  I LOVE the colors. It's a warm and inviting card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

This card just creates such a good feeling. I LOVE all the colors and flowers.  It's got great movement and it's just plain pretty!  I found this card on the net.  You can see the original card here.

This card was very simple to create too.  I did use my Stamparatus to do the words only because I hate messing up on them the most.  I used Poppy Parade to stamp the words from the "Beautiful Friendship" set  onto Whisper White card stock.  I die cut them using the Stitched Circle die, it was the second largest in the set. I cut off the side of the circle.  The original card also had the left side rounded on the two corners.  I didn't do that because my hands were not ready to do something like that today through two layers of card stock.  And I think it looks just fine as it is.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Flirty Flamingo.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock.  And the Whisper White piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  

I took the circle and I lined it up to where I thought it was going to be on the card front and I lightly drew around it with a pencil.  I will later erase those lines when I'm done stamping. I will use a kneadable eraser, often called an art gum eraser.  It will only remove graphite and nothing more.  

After drawing my circle, I put the single rose on my stamping block and stamped two of them on the card using Poppy Parade ink.  Next I stamped the twin flowers.  The original card looked like it only used one of the flowers.  I opted for two because I didn't want to do any masking off, plus I thought the card could use a little more yellow because of all the reds and pinks.  I stamped the twin flowers using Daffodil Delight.  I stamped them twice.  

Next I stamped the largest image in the set. I used Coastal Cabana ink.  You can only see a little of it showing. I stamped over the traced circle.  I think enough of it shows to not overpower the card.

Then I stamped the Flirty Flamingo pointy flowers. I stamped once and then without inking I stamped again. I stamped that image several times.  And lastly I stamped the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink.  

After i was done stamping, I erased the pencil line and set the circle in place using Dimensionals.

I added three "Iridescent Sequins" to the front. The yellowish orange colored ones and then I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.

I am really pleased at how this card turned out and I just love the color combo here. It's got such a cheery look.

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Floral Essence, Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

This card didn't turn out as well as I hoped it would.  I think it's the "Perennial Essence" Designer Series Paper (DSP) that is the problem.  It's just not blending in as well.  The pretty color that made the Balmy Blue pop is covered up.  So, it is what it is.  Let's just say it's "interesting"!  LOL

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White.  This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.

I textured a 3-3/4" x 4-3/4" piece of Balmy Blue using the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder.  I taped that piece in place.  On top of that I taped a 1" x 4-3/4" piece of the DSP. I think a strip of Night of Navy card stock would work just fine.  Probably better.

I stamped the words on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  They are from the "Beautiful Friendship" set.  I used Night of Navy ink to stamp them. It's pretty dark and almost looks black.  I die cut them with the "Stitched Nested Labels" die.  I also die cut the next size larger using Night of Navy card stock, for the back layer.  I taped those two layers together and set them in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the flower using the flower from "Floral Essence" set using Balmy Blue ink.  I stamped two and colored them a little using the Balmy Blue light Blends Pen. I punched them out and then I glued the two flowers together.  I set the flower in place using a Dimensional on the left and snail tape on the right side.  

Next I stamped two leaves from the same "Floral Essence" set using Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White card stock.  I punched them out.  I added tape to the back of the stems and one leaf and set them in place under the flower.  

And for the final touch I added one of the fun fuzzy "Perennial Essence Floral Centers" to the middle of the flower.  

I would like to redo this in better colors!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card, 2010-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card reminds me of the flat stamped cards from years ago.  Before the punches and dies became popular (or in my case, necessary).

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock and taped it to the card base.  And I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock to stamp on.

I stamped the double roses in the image from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I moved the image up a bit on the piece to make room for the smaller flower. I stamped the other flower using Flirty Flamingo ink as well. 

I set the leaves in place around the image and I stamped them using Old Olive ink.  I moved the leaves and stamped them again on the flowers.

The words are from the same set and I used black Memento ink to stamp them.

This was a very easy and quick card to make.  I forgot how quick you could make a card with flat stamping.  I still prefer all the punches and dies.  I LOVE layering.  I could have layered here but then that would mean "FUSSY CUTTING"  UGH!!! NO!!!  I'm not a big fan of fussy cutting, can you tell?  LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 19, 2019

Beautiful Friendship,Birthday Card, August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

I still have my August 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit sitting out.  After the card I made yesterday (I made 6 of them) I still had LOTS of pieces left in the kit.  And I mean LOTS!  There's lots of leaves in two styles.  There's the pretty vellum leaves like the one in the center of this card.  There's thread, ribbon, sequins, tags another vellum flower type image.  And since I'm not doing the bags, I need to come up with something for cards and this is today's creation.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla that was textured using the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder.  I set that piece in place on top of the card base using Dimensionals.

I took the large Crushed Curry printed circle from the kit and added a Merry Merlot scalloped circle to the back of it. I used the largest scalloped circle in the pack.  Then I punched out a 1-1/2" circle from a scrap piece of Very Vanilla.  I added a Merry Merlot circle to the back of it.  It's from the same circle pack as the scalloped circle. I did cut both out at the same time. I cut the smaller circle from the center of the large scalloped circle.  You can do them individually but it just saves time and wear and tear on the machine.  I taped the larger circles together and I taped the smaller circles together.  I set the smaller circle in place using Dimensionals.  I added the vellum leaf using three small Dimensionals.

Next I added the thread. I added some snail tape to area where the large circle will hide it.  I added my loops of thread and stuck them to the tape as I created them.  I did add a piece of scotch tape over the inside ends after I was done. I didn't want them coming loose from the snail tape.  I thought they might since I touched that tape an awful lot with my fingers. 

I set the large circle in place using Dimensionals.  Then I glued the end of the Merry Merlot leaves under the circle. I took another set of leaves, turned them over and colored it with the light Mossy Meadow Blends Pen.  I splattered some darker Blends Mossy Meadow over the leaves using the cover flick method.  It's where you use the cover of the pen and push about 1/4th of the end of the pen against the edge to make the ink flick off the cap and onto your paper/work.  The first time I hear about this I didn't understand what to do.  Flicking the pen off the cap was the instructions.  So I took the cap and I tapped the pen on it really hard and nothing flicked.  I made a lot of noise with the banging of the two pieces.  I thought maybe you had to have REALLY juicy markers to do this (I was using the markers at the time).  So I searched the net and found someone doing it and saw that you actually put the tip of the pen on the inside of the cover, at the bottom.  You only insert it about 1/4" and you push the tip of the pen out of the cap (that's the flicking part) and it splatters ink on the area you are working on.  SO I thought I would try it using a Blends pen. It works SO much easier with the Blends.  I'm not sure what it will do to the tips but only time will tell.  And it's not like I do it all the time.  So that's my story on the flicking!!!  Did you have a good laugh picturing me banging the cap and pen together?  LOL I laugh when I think about it now! So once I got the splatter on my leaves, I glued them in behind the Merry Merlot leaves.  Then I glued on a couple of the Crumb Cake leaves that came in the kit.  There's LOTS of those in the kit, along with lots of the other leaves. 

I tied a bow from the ribbon that is in the kit and set it in place with a glue dot that came with the kit (there's lots of those too). 

I took one of the Crumb Cake ribbon strips and stamped the words from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using Merry Merlot ink.  I thought it needed a layer behind it so I took a scrap of Merry Merlot card stock and cut a 5/8" strip and taped the two together. I trimmed the ends of the Merry Merlot piece to match the ends of the Crumb Cake piece.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

And for the final touch I added some sequins.  There's lots of those in the kit too.

This was a fun card to make and it put a very little dent in the leaves in the kit!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, August 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Birthday Card, Alternative Paper Pumpkin Card

Today I thought I would play with my new Paper Pumpkin.  Sometimes I wait a week or so (or longer) to play with the Paper Pumpkin kit.  When the kit arrived in the mail I did punch everything out so when I sat down to work on it, I wouldn't have any excuse!  LOL

I was not all that fond of the kit.  I liked the colors of the printed images but I don't have any use for the bags that were to be embellished.  SO, I decided to see what kind of cards I could come up with using the kit.  

The kit came with the printed ribbon strip on the left, the Merry Merlot stitched circle, the ribbon and the sequins.  I added the card stock.  The words are from the "Beautiful Friendship" set.  I stamped them using the Circle dies.  

So to make my card I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I taped the printed ribbon strip to the left of the piece.  

I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using Merry Merlot ink.  I die cut the circle and taped it to the Merry Merlot Stitched circle. I die cut them low on the circle so I could have a space at the top. I set the circles in place using Dimensionals.  I added a bow to the top of the words.  

And for the final touch I added three sequins from the kit. 

I set the piece on the card base using Dimensionals and the card was done.  I have enough of these pieces to make 5 more cards.  There's other items in the kit to make more cards too.  I can see at least two more other designs with what is in the kit.  Maybe more if I think really hard!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda