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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

Saturday, August 17, 2019

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

I took the day off yesterday to regroup and catch up on my rest. I've been SO tired.  Too many things going on and of course I have to try to do them all at once.  It caught up to me and I was exhausted. So I thought I would just take a day to do as little as possible.  Rest and relax.  And that included going down to my workroom to make a card.  I'm back and here's my card.

I found this card here.  I thought it was simply stunning. It's an easy card to make yet elegant looking.

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 Whisper White.

I set the card stock up in my Stamparatus and I stamped the flower using Flirty Flamingo ink.  Then I set the leaves up, both styles at the same time and stamped them using Pear Pizzazz ink. I cleaned the leaf stamps and took the smaller one and stamped it one more time around the flower.  

The words are from the same "Beautiful Friendship" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink. 

I tied a piece of White Baker's Twine around the bottom of the card.  I wrapped it three times and tied a knot and then the bow.  I did add a little scotch tape to the back just to hold it in place. I set the piece on top of the card base using Dimensionals.  

I added Wink of Stella to the rose and the card was done.  This was a fun, quick and easy card to make.  Can't you see the rose in different colors?  And the card would be great as a get well, sympathy, Mother's Day or thinking of you.  Love the versatility.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Floral Essence, Butterfly Wishes, Sailing Home, Birthday Card

This card was inspired and pretty much copied from a card I found on the internet.  You can see that card here.  I didn't like the way the card opened.  Well, I do like it but those who purchase my cards (usually elderly people) prefer the traditional way of cards to open.  So I just changed the front a bit and this is what I came up with.

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

I cut a 2-3/4" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I taped the DSP at the bottom half of the card front.

I cut a 5/8" 4" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock. I taped that strip over the top edge of the DSP.  You can pretty much put it anywhere around edge.  

I die cut the "rope" strip from the "Sailing Home" bundle using Whisper White card stock.  I glued that strip in place on top of the Mossy Meadow strip.

I stamped three three petal flowers from the "Floral Essence" stamp set using Balmy Blue ink and Balmy Blue card stock.  I punched them out using the "Perennial Flower" punch.  I glued the centers together and I set them aside to set up.

I stamped the leaves from the "Floral Essence" set using Mossy Meadow ink and Mossy Meadow card stock.  I punched them out using the "Leaf" punch.  

The words are from the "Butterfly Wishes" set. I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.

Next I set the flower in place using a Dimensional.  I taped the leaves in place with snail tape.  I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the flower and the card was done.

This was a very simple card to make.  I LOVE the colors and I also like that it's opens like a "traditional" card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

To a Wild Rose, Good Morning Magnolia, Birthday Card

I bought this pretty background die cut that I thought I'd get a lot of use out of but I found it extremely difficult to work with.  The "Stitched Lace" die is absolutely stunning but I had a lot of trouble with all of the pieces. It took a while to remove them all.  And I also cut two rows of the lace of the four in the die.  When I say that I cut, I mean, I fussy cut around the bumps so I had two rows of bumpy lace.  That part was okay, I just didn't like trying to get all of the teeny tiny pieces out of the image.  I'm not sure how much I will be using this.  Maybe I'd use it as a full piece but not so much as a fussy cut lacy strip.  With that said, I will now tell you how I made this card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I textured it with the "Subtle" embossing folder.  Looking forward, I probably wouldn't just texture the front of a card like that. I would texture a 4" x 5-1/4" piece and then add it to the card front. Texturing the whole front with texture like this made the card front feel flimsy. 

After texturing, I added the lacy piece that was fussy cut from the "Stitched Lace" die.  

The flower is from the "To a Wild Rose" set. I stamped the outline using black Memento ink.  Then I stamped the background using Highland Heather ink and the third layer was stamped using Gorgeous Grape.  I die cut the flower and set it in place using Dimensionals.  

I stamped the leaves using one of the leaf background images and Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped the vein image using Old Olive ink.  I die cut the leaves and taped them in place behind the flower.

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I stamped them using Gorgeous Grape ink. I die cut them with the "Stitched Nested Labels" die cuts. I set the words in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

It wasn't too bad of a card to make but I would rethink the lacy piece and I wouldn't texture the card base front like I did. I would add a textured layer.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bands Together, Beauty Abounds, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I wanted to play with the "Beauty Abounds" set and I didn't have any ideas of my own so I went online to see what I could find.  I did find a card but I didn't have the Blueberry Bushel inks, markers or card stock.  I didn't buy the new in colors (again).  I just can't invest in them, it's too expensive.  But because I liked the card I decided to see if I could make it work with some colors I liked to use.  You can see the original card 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 Balmy Blue.  On top of the Balmy Blue is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black and on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder.  I taped all of those layers together.

I stamped the flower and three sets of the leaves on Whisper White card stock using Versa Mark. I sprinkled black embossing powder on them and heat set them. 

I colored the flower using both light and dark Balmy Blue Blends pens.  You do need to be careful NOT to color over the embossing.  The Blends pick it up and then add it to your coloring area.  I had a dark mess on my first flower.  The center of the flower is colored with the dark Daffodil Delight and the very center of the flower was colored using the light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. I fussy cut the flower out.  

I colored the leaves using both the light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends pens.  I die cut them out. Too bad the flower didn't have a die cut.  You know how much I love fussy cutting!!! LOL  But I survived it.  

I cut the lacy word piece using Basic Black card stock.  I stamped the words from the same "Bands Together" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut them out using that same lacy die cut.  

I taped the Basic Black lacy piece to the card front with the bottom of the side "strap" piece being 2" from the edge of the Whisper White layer.  Then I taped the word piece to the inside of the lacy piece.

I added the flower using Dimensionals.  I taped and tucked a leaf in behind the flower and I taped a couple of leaves to the upper right part of the lacy piece. 

On the original card there were colored pearls.  I was going to take my Blends pens and color some pearls but the card was going to be going through the mail and I didn't want to pay the extra postage.  So I left it as it is.  I may add some sequins, those lay pretty flat.  They are not as high as the flower with the Dimensionals and they are not hard like a pearl would be.  I will probably glue them in place to make sure they stay.

And that was it.  It's a pretty simple card to make. I LOVE coloring and after I figured out where the black/dark gray was coming from, it went super well.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, August 12, 2019

Wonderful Moments, Magnolia Lane, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I ran across a card I had made a while back that I saved because I liked the layout.  I can't find the original card on my blog.  Maybe it's so old and before I started blogging.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Early Espresso card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that was textured using the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder.  

For the Designer Series Paper (DSP) I just set the corner of the DSP on top of the card stock and marked the side edges for cutting.  The edges on the inner part of the card front are clean factory cut edges.  Just mentioning that for more orientation of how the piece was cut.  After cutting the DSP, I cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock so I had a border around the part of the card stock in the middle of the card.  The edges were left alone, they lined up with the Whisper White embossed piece.  I taped the layers together and then taped the Whisper White piece to the card base.

I die cut a Whisper White stitched circle and an Early Espresso scalloped circle and taped those two together.  I taped the circled to the front of the card. 

I had cut a flower from the "Magnolia Lane" DSP 12" x 12" pack.  I did fussy cut it but it's okay, it was only one piece!  I set the flower in place using Dimenisonals.

The words are from the "Wonderful Moments" set using Mossy Meadow ink.  I punched them out using the Modern Label punch.  I also punched two using Early Espresso card stock.  I taped the Early Espresso pieces to the back of the word piece.  I set the word piece in place using Dimensionals.  And for the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card. 

This was a fun card to make and I REALLY like this layout.  I was glad I was able to get it to work with the DSP I had on hand.  The original card used a pretty multi-colored polka dotted piece of DSP.  I found that to be easier to work with than the floral ones I had but fortunately the striped one I used was the backside of one of the flower ones.  YAY!!!  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Varied Vases, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

When I made my card on Thursday, I had actually stamped two flowers, die cut them both and colored them both.  I also stamped, cut and colored the smaller flower that you can see tucked into the large flower around the 1-o'clock position.  I had it sitting on my worktable.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it.  Sometimes I will make two and practice different ways to color and one will turn out and the other won't.  Here both turned out and I had this just waiting for me to make a card.  And today was that day!  You can see my other card by clicking here.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Then I took a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White and I textured it using the "Pinewood Planks" embossing folder.  I taped that piece on top of the Crumb Cake piece.

Then I added Dimensionals to the flowers. I tucked the smaller flower into the larger flower with part of the petals showing. I did use some snail to hold the two pieces together where I thought they looked best.  I didn't want them to move after finding the perfect spot.  I removed the backing on the Dimensionals and set the flower in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Varied Vases" set. I used black Memento ink to stamp them. I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.

I added three green sequins to the front and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done. 

This was a very simple and quick card to make.  Quicker when the flowers were already stamped, cut and colored!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Band Together, Here's a Card, Birthday Card

Today's card was a very fun one. I found a card in Pinterest that used the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (the "Regals" pack).  I liked the color so I got out my DSP pack and pulled the "Band Together" set off my shelf and off I went to stamp.

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

On top of that I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of checkered Cajun Craze  DSP.

I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 2-3/4" x 4-1/4".  I stamped the image from the "Band Together" set using Versa Mark.  I used white embossing powder and I heat set it.  Then I used the Blends pens to color the image. I used both light and dark Daffodil Delight.  Both light and dark Granny Apple Green and both light and dark Pumpkin Pie.  After coloring I used a paper towel and pressed down on my image to lift any ink that may have been still wet on the white embossing areas.  It usually dries. It's the water based inks that bead up on the embossed areas, but I just wanted to make sure because I was happy with how my coloring turned out.  I LOVE alcohol ink pens.

I set the panel in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the second largest "Stitched Oval" dies and at the same time I die cut a scalloped Granny Apple Green oval.  I taped the ovals together.  I added tape to the left side and a couple of Dimensionals to the right side.  And that was it.  A super quick and easy card to make.  This card has such a cheery look to it.  I think if I were to make another one I would make it a get well card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 09, 2019

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

Today I thought I would play with the "Beautiful Friendship" set.  I am not really sure why I bought this set.  It kind of reminds me of the "old" stamping.  Flat with no dimension to it.  I'm SO spoiled by stamps that have die cuts to them.  Though they are more expensive.  Maybe I got this set because it didn't cost a lot.  But I thought I should use it and this is what I came up with in the "quick cards" category.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake 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 Very Vanilla card stock. I put the card stock in my Stamparatus. I like to use it in the event that the image doesn't get inked up enough, I can just add more ink and stamp again in the exact same spot.  It's much like the "Stamp-a-ma-jig" except you don't have to hold on to anything.  The stamps cling and stay put so you can whip up a bunch of cards in no time.  I actually made three.  I was just going to make the one so I had the card stock cut for one and I decided to make two more.  Why not, the Stamparatus will hold everything in place so I just have to add a new piece of card stock, ink the image and stamp.  Repeat until you are done!!

I stamped the flower first. I used Flirty Flamingo ink on the Very Vanilla card stock piece.  The rose s are one large piece. Then I added the leaves. I lined them up on the flower and closed the "lid" of the Stamparatus and then I inked them using Old Olive.  I did have to move one of the sets of leaves and stamp each piece again.  The stamp set only came with two sets of leaves.  

The words are from the same set and I stamped them using Soft Suede ink.

I added a few pearls on the front and than a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla on the inside and the card was finished.

This is a very quick and simple card to make.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Here's a Card, Birthday Card

When I saw this card on Pinterest, I was drawn in by the textured background.  SO I decided to give it a try.  

When I started out making it, I tried to get the texture on the middle part of the card without getting any on the top and bottom edge.  That meant that I had to cut the card stock so this card opens at the bottom and folds at the top.  I set the card in the embossing folder and was able to get part of it to texture but it didn't look so great where I stopped the Big Shot.  I decided I would just run the whole thing through the Big Shot and cut and tape the piece in. Now had I read how the original card was made, that is what was done.  My piece is a bit longer than on the original card because of the words. I wanted them to be more included with the background texture.

So, the base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  And it opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top. The card stock was cut on the 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4".  

I textured a piece of Whisper White card stock using the "Corrugated 3D" embossing folder.  I cut the piece to 4-1/4" x 4-1/2".  I taped the piece in place on top of the card base.

I stamped the flower from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. And I die cut it with the matching dies.  I colored the flower using both the light and dark Powder Pink Blends and both the light and dark Old Olive Blends.  The stem was colored with the light Soft Suede Blends pen.  I also colored the center of the flower using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Black Memento ink. I die cut it using the third largest "Stitched Oval" die and I also die cut an Old Olive scalloped oval for the back layer.  I taped the two pieces together and I set all of the pieces in place on the card front using Dimensionals.

For the final touch, three crystal rhinestones were added and the card was finished.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.  Though I did struggle with my light Old Olive Blends pen.  It's starting to dry up.  I did add a drop of 91% Isopropyl  rubbing alcohol to both ends and I'll check it in 24 hours.  But I'm still going to replace it.  I read that you can take the inside of the pen out and place it in a container of rubbing alcohol and leave it for a day.  Then squeeze the alcohol out of the pen into the alcohol and you have created "Alcohol Ink".  I'll let you know how that works when I do it.

Anyway, I'm off to get some chores done.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Here's a Card, Daisy Medium Punch, Sympathy Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

While looking though a tote I had found a card with this layout.  I was looking at my Designer Series Paper (DSP) and thought I had some that would work well together.  So I went ahead with the card.  The original card had a couple of small circles in the center with a brad.  That is how old the card was.  When was the last time brads were popular on cards???  I had saved that card because I loved the layout.  See, when you save stuff you eventually find a use for it. Never get rid of anything!!! LOL

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

On top of the card base will be the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock. 

I cut a 2-5/8" x 3-1/2" piece of DSP from the Perennial Essence 12" x 12" pack.  Actually I had to cut two, one of one design and one of another complimentary design.  The backside of the DSP didn't match as well as I wanted, so I used two separate pieces of DSP.   Which was okay, I ended up with two cards doing it this way.  Once the rectangles were cut, I lined up the top right corner and the bottom left corner on my cutter and I cut the piece in half diagonally.  I did the same to the other side.  I taped the pieces to the Whisper White piece.  Then I stamped the words.  I waited until I taped the DSP on to add the words. I wanted to get them just right on the card.  Being I was making two, I set the words up on my Stamparatus and stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink.

I taped the Whisper White piece to the front of the card. 

Next I stamped out the flower petals using the "Medium Daisy" punch and Whisper White card stock.  I cut two per flower. I glued the centers together.  I punched out a Pear Pizzazz leaf using the "Leaf" punch.  I added a Dimensional to the back of the flower and stuck the stem of the leaf to it and then set the flower in place on the center of the rectangle.  I punched out a 3/8" circle using a scrap piece of Crushed Curry. I was going to use Daffodil Delight card stock but I didn't have any scraps left and I didn't want to use a new piece just for a couple of small circles.  The Crushed Curry blended in well.

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

This was a very quick and easy card to make and I just LOVE using this layout.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Daisy Lane Medium Punch, Here's a Card, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card was VERY fun to make and I really like the looks of it.  It's got a touch of sweetness to it.  This layout can be done using any Designer Series Paper (DSP) that has flowers on it.  Or even some DSP that has designs in it.  I would think almost any DSP would work. 

My card was very simple to make. First I took a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock for the base.  This card is folded at the top and opens from the bottom.

I cut a 2-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of DSP from the Perennial Essence 12" x 12" package.  I also cut a 2-3/8" x 5-1/2" piece of Balmy Blue card stock for the layer behind it. I taped those two together and then taped them to the card base.  The bottom edge of the Balmy Blue layer is about 1/2" up from the bottom of the card base.  

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using Black Memento ink. I used a 2-7/8" x 1-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I could have stood to stamp the words a little closer to the bottom of the piece, but the place I stamped them worked.  I added a Powder Pink piece that measured 3" x 1-5/8".  And then I added a Balmy Blue piece that measured 3-1/8" x 1-3/4".  I taped those layers together and set them in place on the card front using Dimensionals.

I punched out two flowers from the "Medium Daisy" punch.  I taped the flowers together.  I also punched out a 3/8" circle from a scrap piece of Crushed Curry card stock. I taped that to the center of the flower.  And then I punched out a Pear Pizzazz leaf using the "Leaf" punch.  I added a Dimensional to the back of the flower and I removed the protective backing.  I stuck the stem of the leaf to the Dimensional and then I set the flower in place.  And that was it. It's a super easy and quick card to make.  I just LOVE the looks of it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, August 05, 2019

Here's a Card, Magnolia Lane, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I thought this card was SO pretty that I just had to give it a try.  It did involve fussy cutting, but I sucked it up and went for it!!! Cuz you know how much I "love" fussy cutting!  LOL  I found this card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Petal Pink card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and I textured it using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  I taped those layers together.

Next I fussy cut several of the flowers from the "Magnolia Lane" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I did end up piecing one of the flowers together.  The large flower on the right side has a smaller one pieced to it on the right.  You can do anything with these flowers to make them fit and look good.

Okay, after the fussy cutting, I stamped the words on a 2-1/4" x 7/8"piece of Petal Pink card stock.  The words are from the "Here's a Card" set and I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  I put the end of the card stock into the "Triple Banner" punch and punched the piece to a tip instead of a ribbon look like the punch was designed to do.  Just turn it over and slip the end in through the backside. A pretty fun trick and tip.  

Next I set the flowers around the top and set the words on, just to see what the placement was going to look like.  Move the flowers around until they are where you think they look the nicest.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the flowers and to the back of the word piece.  I set the flowers in place and then I set a Dimensional to the center of the ring of flowers and began adding some silver thread.  I think I went a little heavy with the thread. Once the thread was on, I removed the protective piece from the Dimensionals on the word piece and I set the words in place.  And that was it.  

It's a very simple and pretty card to make.  Other than fussy cutting the DSP, it went smoothly. Okay, it did go smoothly even with the fussy cutting. As I recall, I didn't whine while cutting it.  The edges of the flowers and leaves are nice to cut. No sharp corners or turns.  

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.  It's SO pretty!!!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Here's a Card, Daisy Lane, Tasteful Backgrounds, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  This was the card that made me want to buy the  "Tasteful Background" dies.  I had to hunt for the card because I saw this so early on that it ended up way down in my stash of cards to copy.  This is a very easy card to make.

First, the base is a folded half-sheet of Flirty Flamino card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock.  And the Whisper White piece was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

I die cut the fun flower border piece (that not much of it shows on my card. I should have moved the die closer to the edge.  I taped on a 2" strip of Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper to the back so it showed through to the front.  

Next I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I die cut them using the second largest Stitched Circle framelits.  I taped that to the card front.

I punched out three sets of leaves using the "Leaf" punch.  I clipped off the right leaf on each one so that each flower would have two leaves.

Then I stamped the flower from the "Daisy Lane" set using Flirty Flamingo ink. I stamped six of them.  I taped then together in pairs. Actually, I glued mine.  I set a Dimensional behind each one. I removed the protective covering and set a left in place, making sure it stuck to the Dimensional.  Then I set the flower in place. I did the same for the other two flowers.  I punched out three 3/8" circles using scraps of the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  Personally I think the flowers should have a yellow center.  They are pretty but yet a little blah.  I may take my Daffodil Delight Blends Pen and color the centers.  

And for the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and it was done.

I do like it.  It's got such a pretty and elegant look to it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Varied Vases, Medium Daisy Punch, Birthday Card

Today I made a very easy and pretty card.  Oh and it was fun to make too!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and textured it with the "Subtle" embossing folder.  Then I die cut a square from the center. I used the third largest "Stitched" square.  I thought it would make stitched marks on the outside, but I was wrong.  But it's okay, I got a square.  Though a little bit smaller square may have been better. Maybe.   I set the embossed piece on top of the card base using Dimensionals.

I used the Medium Daisy punch and punched out three flowers using Whisper White card stock.  I stuck them together in the center with glue dots.  Then I pressed the center in the palm of my hand and made the petals bend forward a bit.  

I punched two leaves from the "Leaf" punch using Old Olive card stock.  

I put a Dimensional on the center of the square.  I added the leaves and then I set the flower on top. I added a "Perennial Essence Floral Center" to the cute little daisy and made it even more adorable!

The words are from the "Varied Vases" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  That was the only stamping done on this card.  I punched the words out using the "Classic Labels" punch. I set the words in place using small Dimensionals.  And that was it.

Isn't it cute? Adding that yellow center to the flower just made it look so cute!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 02, 2019

Butterfly Gala, Perennial Essence, Butterfly Duet, Thank You Card

I saw a card on the internet that used the "Butterfly Duet" punch and Designer Series Paper (DSP) to make a pretty card.  I did not have the same papers so my card is not as stunning.  But I made do with what I had and I tried the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Perennial Essence" DSP.  I cut a 2" x 2" square from the center of the DSP to use behind the butterflies.

I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 3" x 3-3/4".  I punched the butterfly out using the "Butterfly Duet" punch.  Then I stamped the words from the "Butterfly Gala" set using Gorgeous Grape ink.  I taped the DSP behind the butterfly and then taped this to a 3-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Crumb Cake card stock.   I added some Dimensionals to the back of the Crumb Cake card stock piece and set it in place on top of the DSP.  

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

This was a simple card to do.  You do need to go look at the original card. The DSP used there is SO pretty.  Or don't look at it and just think that mine is pretty.  LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Floral Essence, Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card

I can not even begin to tell you how much I LOVE the "Perennial Essence" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  You don't need to add much to the images.  They practically speak for themselves.  I found this card here.  I did make the banner a little smaller so more if the beautiful image could show.

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

I cut a 4-3/8" piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock and I punched the end using the "Triple Banner" punch.  You lose 5/16" of an inch when you punch the end.  With the measurement I gave you, that was already figured into it.  Just cut and punch and you will be fine!

After punching, I stamped the words from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set using Mossy Meadow ink.

Then I stamped the flowers from the "Floral Essence" set using Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White card stock.  I colored the whole flower with Wink of Stella.  I tapped my smallest stamping block on the ink pad and took my Wink of Stella pen and colored in the flowers with a little bit of ink on them.  I didn't color the tips of the flowers. I taped the flowers together and added Dimensionals to the backs.  I set them in place on the card front and then added two "Perennial Essence Floral Centers" to each of the flowers. Those flower centers are fun.  They are fuzzy and raised.  SO darn cute!

This was a fun card to make.  

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Sailing Home, Butterfly Wishes, Masculine Birthday Card

Today's card was very fun and quick to make.  And I REALLY like how it turned out.  I don't make enough masculine cards and I think this one is worth repeating.  I may make a few more of these to have for the fall craft fair.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 3" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue card stock that was textured using the "High Seas" 3D embossing folder.  I didn't have the new blue plate or the new machine to use this folder so what I ended up doing was, I used the platform that has the two "pages" you flip.  I flipped the first page. I set the folder in and I added a piece of cardboard that was from a cereal box (shirt board cardboard).  It embossed perfectly.  I will not be buying a new Big Shot or whatever it's going to be called.  The Big Shot was a bit costly and I can't see getting a new one at this time.  SO shims will have to do.  We eat cereal so I will have lots of free shims.  Make do with what you have.   Anyway, after embossing, I taped the piece to the card base.

I cut a 4" x 2" piece of Designer Paper from the "Come Sail Away" 12" x 12" paper pack. I taped it about 1-1/8" from the bottom of the Balmy Blue piece.  

I die cut the "Stitched Nested Labels" piece using Whisper White card stock. I used the third largest label die. 

Next I stamped the words from the "Butterfly Wishes" set using Night of Navy ink.  It's so dark it does look black and as I look at the card I'm thinking black ink would be just fine, I can't see a difference.  

Then I stamped the two smaller boats using the "Sailing Home" set , they are in the background.  I colored the boat using the light Crumb Cake Blends pen and I colored the sails using the light Balmy Blue Blends pen. 

I stamped the larger boat and die cut it.  I colored the boat using both the light and dark Crumb Cake Blends pens.  I colored the sails and water using both the light and dark Balmy Blue Blends pen. 

I set the label piece in place using Dimensionals and then I set the die cut sailboat in place using Dimenisonals.  And that was it.  

It's such a calm and peaceful looking card.  I think it would also make a great sympathy card too.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Floral Essence, Here's a Card, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I thought this card was so pretty that I had to make one.  I have not made a pieced flower in a while.  I do love the daisy ones and maybe that is why I like this one. You can see the original card here.  I made a few minor changes.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of So Saffron 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 Flirty Flamingo.  And on top of the Flirty Flamingo card stock is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.

I die cut the border edge on the left using So Saffron card stock and the "Delicate Lace" die.  I taped it to a 5" x 1-5/8" piece of Designer Series Paper from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" package.  Then I taped this strip to the Whisper White piece using Tear n Tape. It needs something stronger because of all the gaps in the texture on the leaves.

I colored some vellum using the dark Old Olive Blends pen.  I punched out three leaves using the "Leaf" punch. 

Next I stamped the flower petals from the "Floral Essence" set using Flirty Flamingo ink on Petal Pink card stock. I stamped and punched four.  I taped two together and set them aside. I stamped the centers of the flowers using So Saffron card stock and So Saffron ink.  I punched them out and taped them to the center of the flowers.  I added a little Wink of Stella on each flower center.  I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  I added a little tape to the stems of the leaves and set them in place under the flowers.

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" using Mossy Meadow ink on So Saffron card stock.  I cut the strip to one inch and punched end using the "Triple Banner" punch.  I taped the piece and tucked it under the flower a bit. 

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

I thought it was a super easy and fun card to make.  I like how it looks even with the minor changes.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, July 29, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Not only do I LOVE the large flower from the "Good Morning Magnolia" but I love this small flower as well. It's petiteness has a quality all it's own.  I found this card here.  What really caught my eye was the black outline on the flower.  It helps to make the flower stand out even more.

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

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that was textured using the "Layered Leaf" embossing folder.

To the left was taped a 4" x 3-1/4" piece of the Designer Series Paper from the 12" x 12" "Magnolia Lane" pack.  The original card used 1/2" black satin ribbon. I only had some 5/8" black satin ribbon, so I went with it.  It's not that much larger.  My other option would have been to use a strip of black card stock.  But I thought my ribbon would be just fine. I taped the ends of the ribbon to the backside of the embossed piece.  I added some snail tape to the back of the embossed piece and set it in place on top of the card base.

I stamped the flower from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set using black Memento ink.  I colored the flower using both light and dark Petal Pink Blends pens.  The leaves were colored using both light and dark Old Olive Blends pens and the stem was colored in using the light Soft Suede Blends pen.  The piece was die cut and then the white around the edge was colored in using the black Blends pen.

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set and were stamped on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  Then they were die cut using the "Stitched Nested Labels" die cuts.  It was set in place using Dimensionals.

The flower was set on top of the "Stitched Nested Label" piece using Dimensionals.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock was taped to the inside and the card was complete.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Wonderful Moments, Birthday Card

Isn't today's card beautiful?  I found it here.  I couldn't help myself, I just had to make it, or try to make it.  There aren't a lot of instructions there. 

I did find this a very easy card to make.  Die cuts help a lot!!!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Mossy Meadow.  This card was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side, it opens from the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I cut a 4-1/4" x 2" piece of the Designer Series Paper  (DSP) "Magnolia Lane".  I taped it to the bottom of the card front.

Then I cut a 4-1/4" x 3/4" piece of the DSP from the opposite side of the flowered side.  It's a very soft pink striped paper.  I thought it looked like ribbon on the original card.  I taped that the bottom edge was about 1-1/2" from the bottom edge of the card base.  In other words, there's 1-1/2" of the DSP showing now.  Then I tied a ribbon around the card front using the "Polka Dot Tulle" ribbon.  I like to tie my ribbon leaving it still on the spool so there is lest waste.

Next I stamped the flower from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I used black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock and I did set it up in my Stamparatus, just to make sure it got inked evenly all over. I have come to rely on the Stamparatus and I have found that I waste less card stock that way.  If I don't like what I see, I just ink it up again and give it another try.  After stamping the image, I die cut it and then colored it.

To color this flower, I used the Blends pens. I colored the center using Daffodil Delight (dark) then I colored the whole flower using light and dark Petal Pink. I colored the leaves using both light and dark Mossy Meadow Blends and the stem using just the light Soft Suede pen.  I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.

Then I stamped the words using Whisper White card stock and Mossy Meadow ink.  The words are from the "Wonderful Moments' set.  I punched out the words using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals. 

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

I thought this was SO pretty and I was thrilled that I was able to reproduce it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia,Here's a Card, Friendship or Get Well Card, Technique Card

I thought this was an interesting technique, though I may have overthought it.  I'm not sure if my eye is following the image correctly.  You can see the original card here.  

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

I cut a 4" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White that I stamped the image on.  The image if from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set.  I stamped it using black Memento ink.  I colored the flower in using the Highland Heather light and dark Blends.  The center of the flower was colored in using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends.  The leaves were colored in using both the light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends.  And the stem was colored in using the light Soft Suede Blends.

I measured 3/4" down on the left side and 2-1/4" down on the right side.  I cut the piece at an angle.  I set the pieces on my card base so I could see where I needed to stamp. I lightly drew lines using a pencil and they were later erased (with ease) using a kneadable eraser.  If you don't have one of those, I highly recommend it.  It only removes the graphite and never ruins your paper, no matter how many times you go over it.  Unless you press down SO hard that you are trying to ruin the paper!  

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I did set up my card base in my Stamparatus so I could get the words lined up nicely.  

Now here's the problem I'm seeing.  The flower looks stretched out.  When you look at the original card, where the words are placed, the flower part is missing.  So do you stamp the whole flower like I did and cut or do you use a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of card stock, stamp the flower and cut away part of the flower?  If you try this technique, let me know which way you liked better.

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Back on Your Feet, Stamping Tip

Today I'm going to share with you something I did to my stamp set.  It's not only fun but it serves a purpose.  

I had made some fun card using this "Back on Your Feet" set.  I liked the colors I chose and often referred to them by going back to prior posts to see how I did it.  Well, I decided to just color right on the cover sheet of the stamp set.  I added a note inside to let me know what color Blends Pens I used on which animal.  I didn't color in the sloth yet. I wanted to wait and take the photo so you could see how pretty it looks and it is also serving a purpose.  

It only took a few minutes to do and I did it at the same time I was making a card using the critter.  I did have to refer to an old post to see what Blends Pens I used.  Then I wrote it all down and slipped it inside the cover so it can be seen when I open up the case.  Now all I need is inside the case.  I'm not sure I'm going to do with with all of my sets but for the ones that I know I have a favorite color, I will be coloring it in.  

This is a fun little project that doesn't take much time and is SO worth it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Back on Your Feet, Beauty Abounds, Get Well Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Oh my gosh. I never thought I'd get this card posted.  I was SO easily distracted by incoming emails, messages and the tv.  Usually I can stay pretty much focused but not today!  

Today's card is another turtle card from the "Back on Your Feet" set.  I found a cute card here and thought I would try to recreate it. I used Soft Sea Foam card stock instead of Old Olive.  I think Pear Pizzazz would have been a better choice but I wanted the words to be easier to read, so a lighter color of card stock was the way to go.

For the coloring of the turtle, click here. I colored him the same way as I've done in the past.  I die cut him using 2-1/4" circle die. The next circle is Soft Sea Foam and I used the 2-3/8" circle die and for the Mossy Meadow, I used the 2-5/8" circle die.  From the looks of the original card, I should have used the 2-3/8" circle die and worked larger from there.  But it is what it is.  There were no instructions on the size of the dies.  After coloring, I taped the layers together, offset as shown.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Mossy Meadow.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the Whisper White piece with the circle images from the "Beauty Abounds" set using Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam and Soft Suede inks.  

The words are from the "Back on Your Feet" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink on Soft Sea Foam card stock.  I used the Triple Banner punch to cut the pointed ends. I stamped the words and then I trimmed the piece to fit.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.  

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

I like it. I think it's cute and I LOVE the layout.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, July 22, 2019

Back on Your Feet, Magnolia Lane, Get Well Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

While cleaning off my worktable, I ran into a few finished turtles. Yup, all colored in and die cut with the stitched square die.  I don't know what I was going to do with them but here's what I decided to make.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cards stock.  I added a 2" x 5-1/4" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I taped it to the left side of the card.

The words were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink.  They were found in the same "Back on Your Feet" stamp set.  

You can see how the turtle was colored in by clicking here.  I made this turtle at the same time I made the on July 3rd.  

I cut a 2-7/16" x 2-7/16" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock for the back layer.  I set the piece in place using Dimensionals.

After putting this card together SO quickly, I'm thinking about stamping additional images and coloring them all at the same time and saving them for a later date.  Then when you want to make a quick card or if you misplace them and run across them, you can have some fun putting a card together super fast!

I love how the DSP goes SO well with the turtle's coloring. 

This was a fun card to put together and I think it's cute!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card is a pretty simple one.  I like monochromatic cards.  They seem to have such a clean look to them.  This card also requires no coloring and that helps make it a quick card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White and on top of that is a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Crumb Cake card stock. 

The first one I made, I had messed up because I accidentally touched the card stock twice with the stamp and got a double image.  I didn't notice it until I had embossed it.  UGH!!  And this one I forgot to use the embossing buddy, so there's some white dots around where they shouldn't be.  

I took the card base and put a little piece of tape in the center of the top Crumb Cake card stock.  I did set the piece(s) in my Stamparatus to make sure I didn't mess it up again.

I stamped both pieces at the same time. I did stamp the flower first and then the words. I could have set them both up on the Stamparatus, but I didn't.  Next I sprinkled white embossing powder on them and used the heating tool to emboss them.  I separated the pieces and went back to my worktable to assemble the card.

I taped the Whisper White piece to the Crumb Cake card base and then I taped the small Crumb Cake piece on top of that.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.

I really like the look of this card and I LOVE how quick and simple it was to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, July 20, 2019

A Little Lace, Beautiful Boutique, Corner Tuck Technique, Thank You Card

 Today I wanted to play with the "A Little Lace" set and I ran across this fun technique.  Bonus!!! You can see a video of the technique here.  I'll provide you with the scaled down version.

The base of the card is an 8" x 4-1/4" piece of Petal Pink card stock.  It was scored at 2-1/2".  That scored piece is folded inward.  A 2-1/4" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" paper pack was taped on the small flap.

A 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Cajun Craze was cut for the back layer of the focal piece.  The focal piece was cut using a 3" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock. The original piece was cut from the thick Whisper White card stock. I just used the regular thickness.  Another piece was cut for the inside.  The image was stamped on the outside piece using black Memento ink.  It was colored using the Cajun Craze, light and dark Blends pens and the Petal Pink light and dark Blends pen.  There's also a touch of light Granny Apple Green in there for the leaves.  Click on the photo for a closer view.

The words are from the "Beautiful Boutique" set.  I wanted to make a thank you card and the words that came with the set didn't have a thank you.  The words that come in the set are fun and I will probably play with them at another time. The words were stamped using black Memento ink.

On the inside piece I stamped the small flower that was in the set and I colored it as I did the larger flowers.  

The corner piece is a 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Petal Pink card stock that was cut in half on the diagonal.  I stamped the outside of it using the border image that came with the "A Little Lace" set.  

I taped the front piece to the Cajun Craze piece.  I taped that to the DSP panel.  I first centered the layered panel so I knew where to add the tape.  You don't want to tape your card shut.  Then I added tape to the back of the inside panel.  With the card open I set the inside panel over the Cajun Craze piece (stamped side down). I lined it up and then I just shut the card.  The piece was centered and no edges show.  

And the final step was attaching the corner tuck piece.  You just add a glue dot to the three corners.  Line the two edges up on the inside of the card and set in place.  Close your card and tuck that top corner in and the card is done.  Well, almost.  I did add the faceted gems to the center of the flowers.  

This was a fun and easy technique to do.  If I were to change anything, I think I would have taken that other corner piece and worked it into the design on the bottom left of the card for balance.  I'll have to give that a try sometime and see what it looks like.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda



Friday, July 19, 2019

Back on Your Feet, Get Well Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I literally threw together a card. I have been cleaning up in my workroom.  I had some small totes that held card-sized pieces perfectly so I set them out for sorting.  One of the totes was for embossed card stock and that is where I grabbed the "Tufted" Whisper White piece from.

I actually had the Crumb Cake card base piece sitting in another bin. That bin was the card stock one. It was already folded.  SO I taped the Whisper White piece to it.  

I found a strip of Designer Series Paper(DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" paper pack.  The DSP measured 1" x 4". I taped it in place on top of the "Tufted" Whisper White piece.

I had the giraffe from the "Back on Your Feet" set already stamped. I just had to color it. I colored the entire giraffe, except for the eyes using the light Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  Then I colored in some areas using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen. I colored under the jaw line and mostly anywhere those little hash lines were drawn.  I colored in the spot using the light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen and I added a little bit of the Balmy Blue color using the light Blends Pen.  I taped that oval to a Mossy Meadow scalloped oval that I did have to die cut. I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words from the "Back on Your Feet" set using Mossy Meadow ink. I die cut them with the smallest stitched circle die and I also die cut a small scalloped circle using Mossy Meadow card stock.  I taped the circles together and set them in place using Dimensionals.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock for the inside of the card and that was it.  I was able to use up some pieces that were just sitting around here and it actually made a decent card!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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

Today I am going simple and quick!  It's just one of those days.

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. On top of that is a 5" x 2-1/8" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Come Sale Away" 12" x 12" pack.  I taped the DSP piece to the top part of the card.  

I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using Night of Navy ink and I set it aside to dry.  It doesn't take that long to dry but it's just something I do after stamping words to make sure they are indeed dry.  I often make sure I stamp the words as soon as I can so they are dry should I need to die cut them or handle them.

I stamped the sailboat from the "Sailing Home" set using Night of Navy ink.  I die cut the sailboat using the matching die from the "Smooth Sailing" die cut set.  I am SO into these sets that have matching die cuts.  Though, other than between the sale and the line at the stern, the piece looks easy enough to fussy cut.  But since the die does it all for me, I'm going with the die!!!

After die cutting the sailboat, I set it in place using some small Dimensionals.  And there you have it, a super quick, fun and easy card to make.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda