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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

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