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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Snowman Season, Christmas Winter Card, 2019 Holiday Catalog

Today I will be going to Terri's Stamping Extravaganza in Plymouth, Minnesota.  She has one of these every time a new catalog comes out.  The Holiday Catalog is out and shes all set to show what's in it.  There's many demonstrators there showing a product from the catalog.  I'm excited to see all the new samples.  There is one set I know I want but I had already ordered and I'm hoping that I'm not too tempted by what I see there.  It's a fun time and there's drawings and contests.  Here is my card for the contest.  When I look at the card on the screen I noticed that I need to add some snowflakes over the words to even out that corner.  It was bugging me so much that I actually stopped typing to add them.  Totally obsessed!!! LOL

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock.  Before that piece is taped on the large scalloped oval can be die cut from it.  I taped the card stock to the card base.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" pack.  This is a fun pack of paper and I can't wait to play with it again.  

Next I cut the top corner pieces.  You can find the instructions for cutting them here.  Or you can just wing it. As long as you have the top and the left side flush you can cut the other two sides they way you want.  I ended up trimming mine a bit only because I got the pieces mixed up (again).  You really can't mess it up if you write on the backside the word "top".  After getting it mixed up twice, I finally wrote "top" on the back and I was able to keep it straight!!  Simple things that help. LOL  After making the corner pieces, I taped them together and taped them to on top of the DSP.  I lined up the top and the left and set it in place.  I did NOT stamp on it before I put the piece down.  I needed to see how much room the oval was going to take up.  I could have set my pre-cut oval on the piece and then stamped, either way works.  

On the backside of the DSP is the dotted DSP.  TOO cute.  I LOVE both and it's going to be a tough choice when it comes to using it.  I die cut the largest stitched oval using the dotted DSP.  I taped the ovals together.  Then I set the ovals on top of the DSP and was ready to stamp on the corner piece. 

I stamped the words from the "Snowman Season" set using black Memento ink.  I stamped the snowflakes using Coastal Cabana ink, stamping off just once per set.  

I stamped the snowman and I punched him out using the matching punch.  It punches out the body, hat, arms and a nose.  I colored the hat using the Early Espresso marker, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Garden Green markers.  I added a little blush by using the light Petal Pink Blends pen.  I used my blender pen and the Coastal Cabana marker and added some shadowing on the snowballs. The buttons and nose are from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit.  There's some fun hats, mittens and scarves in that kit.  Plus some snowballs, white glitter washi tape, noses, arms and the black buttons.  It's a fun kit and I can't wait to put some mittens on the snowmen!!  Stay tuned for that one!!!

I punched out the arms using Early Espresso card stock.  I also punched out another snowman body and hat.  I taped the arms to the back of the snowman I colored.  Then I taped the other body over it to hold the arms in place better, plus it makes a very firm snowman.  I did the same with the hat.  Then I set the snowman in place on top of the oval using Dimensionals.  

I set the oval in place on the front of the card and the card was done.  I think it's SO stinkin' CUTE. I love this set and I will never part with it.  Well, not unless an even cuter one comes out.  I LOVE the "Let it Snow" font.  There 's a really pretty "Merry Christmas" font too.  And two other snowmen in the set to play with.  I am such a lover of snowmen, so I will be making some fun cards with this set too.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, September 20, 2019

Everything Festive, Halloween Card, September 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

I got my Paper Pumpkin in the mail yesterday and I had too many things going on to sit down and play with it.  But today I had some free time and I sat down and looked through the box.  I was not sure what I was going to do with it since I did not have any use for the treat boxes.  So as I took the images off the die cut sheets, I was trying to think of what I was going to make and this is what I came up with today.

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

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White and one of the skull spider web dies and placed it on top and sponged black Memento ink on it, using it like a stencil.  By the time I was done I had a solid black skull web that I will probably use on another card sometime soon. After I was done with the sponging, I taped the piece to the card base.

I took one of the black tags and taped it to a stitched rectangle piece that I cut from one of the polka dot boxes.  I cut two, one for each corner of the card.  I taped the tag to the polka dot piece and then I taped them to the two corners of the card. 

The words are from the "Everything Festive" set. I first stamped them using the Gorgeous Grape ink that came with the kit but I ended up stamping over it using black Memento ink.  It's got a little purply look to it.  I die cut the words using the stitched oval die.  And I die cut a scalloped oval using a piece of the polka dot treat box.  I taped the two pieces together.  

I took the hand dies and I cut a line between the thumb and first finger.  Doing this allowed the thumb to slip behind the oval better.  I wanted it to look like the hand are holding the oval. I taped the hands in place and I made sure when I was adding the Dimensionals that I had them touching the thumb and part of the hand to help hold those in place.  I set the oval in place on top of the card.  I added the skeletons using the black Dimensionals that came with the kit.  And for a final touch, I added some sequins. I didn't have any orange ones, so I took the gold ones that were left over from last month and I used the dark Cajun Craze Blends pen and colored them before I set them in place.  

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 SO loving the background.  It didn't take all that long to do, plus it was looking so cool as I was doing it and that helped make it go faster too.  I may do another one, I think I need more than one black skull web.  I have an idea brewing!!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Varied Vases, Birthday or Wedding Card

Today's card was a challenge for me to make.  Not that it was a difficult card to make, it was more of a matter of me not paying attention to what I was doing and how easily and quickly things can go wrong.  I found this card on the internet. You can see the original card here.  What caught my eye on this card was the center focal piece, the die cut.  I bought the "Tasteful Textures" dies and only liked the flowery one.  That was the reason I bought the dies.  But I wanted to use the other dies but my creative side has been on hiatus lately.  And when I saw this card I was thrilled.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is the second largest "Rectangle Stitched" die.  The words are from the "Varied Vases" set and were die cut using another "Rectangle Stitched" die.  You will want to do the words before you use the "Tasteful Textures" die so you know where to place the die for cutting.  

After cutting the die, I cut a 3" x 3" piece of Melon Mambo from the Brights Collection of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I was originally going to use Flirty Flamingo but I grabbed the wrong DSP and that's where the problems started.  

I had stamped the flowers using Flirty Flamingo but had to redo them using Melon Mambo.  And that wasn't the worst of it.  I had stamped the leaves using Mint Macaron.  But when I went to put the card together (after fussy cutting everything out), I noticed that the DSP was darker than the flowers.  SO after doing a little investigating I had realized that I used the wrong color for the DSP. And it was too late to change it because it was already set in place on top of the card base.  I had set the DSP in place using Dimensionals and added snail tape to the back of the DSP and more Dimenisonals around the rectangle.  So there was no changing anything there.  That's when I had to restamp the flower images.

After stamping the flowers again, I colored the stems using Pear Pizzazz ink instead of Mint Macaron.  And I didn't notice it until I set the other leaves in place.  SO I had to get the stamp set out again and stamp the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and fussy cut them out (again!).  Once I got all the colors right the assembly was a breeze.

I set the words on first.  Oh, on the right side of the words, the end was ribbon cut.  

Then I added the leaves.  Next the double flowers were set in place with snail tape and the larger rose was set in place using Dimensionals.   

This card just fitted in well with the day I had. I had lightly burned my fingers picking up the cookie sheet off the top of my stove. It was the end that was covering the oven vent.  So I grabbed pot holders and put the cookie sheet in the oven. It contained three very heavy buttercup squash.  I opened the oven and burned the underside of my forearm on the inside of the oven door.  I had read that putting mustard on it stops the burning.  So I set the timer and opened the fridge to get the mustard.  I put it on my arm and I smelled like a State Fair corn dog.  So then I had to be careful not touch my clothing or anything else.  I did get some on the counter and had to reapply it.  Once it dried I washed it off with cold water.  And yes, it did stop the burning.  I do have a red mark but it doesn't hurt and there's no blistering.  I don't think I burned it bad enough to blister.  I have not burned myself in years and then to do it twice within a couple of minutes.  So problems with this card just fit in with all the other things that went wrong today.  Tomorrow is a new day and a new card, right?

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Boo to You, Kid Friendly Halloween Card, 2019

Still loving the "Boo to You" stamp set, I made another monster image card.  I LOVE this guy and he's so easy to color, he takes hardly any time at all.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  The fold is on the left and it opens on the right.

On top of that I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that I stamped the "Buffalo Plaid" image to using Gorgeous Grape ink.  I trimmed the piece to 4" x 5-1/4" after I stamped it because I knew I wasn't going to get it perfectly straight.  So off to the paper cutter I went and got my lines cut pretty close to perfect.  If I was not real thrilled with it, I could have taken the Gorgeous Grape marker and ran it along the edges of the piece and then the white parts wouldn't show as much.  But I was okay with the way it looked so I left it.

The top part was cut on the paper cutter.  You can read how to cut it here.  On that card the piece was more on the left and here it's more on the right.  It's on the right on this card because I taped the wrong side, but it's okay too because I like the look.  I did cut a Gorgeous Grape layer behind the Whisper White piece.

Next I stamped the monster from the "Boo to You" set using black Memento ink.  I colored him in using the Blends pens.  You can see what colors I used by clicking here.    I die cut him using the largest stitched circle die and then I die cut a Gorgeous Grape scalloped circle.  When I cut the scalloped circle I also cut the smaller scalloped circle from the center of this large scalloped circle.  I taped the circles together and set them in place using Dimenisonals.  

The words are from the "Boo to You" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink. I die cut them with a small circle die and taped it to the scalloped piece I had just cut.  I set the words in place using Dimenisonals. 

The bats are from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  The stamps are "Every Season Punch Pack" set.  They are SO cute.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  

It was a very fun card to make and he's SO darn cute too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Boo to You, Stamping Tip

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

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

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

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, September 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the mummy you can see the colors used here

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, September 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, September 09, 2019

Sailing Home, Wonderful Moments, Masculine Birthday Card

Today I found a fun card on Pinterest that I thought I would make.  I love making masculine cards and for me it's difficult to find masculine cards that I want to make. You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "High Seas" 3-D embossing folder.  I LOVE the looks of this folder, it's got such great movements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Sunday, September 08, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 07, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, September 06, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet, Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

To a Wild Rose, Wonderful Moments, Birthday Card

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

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Old Olive card stock.  I stamped the leaves from the "To a Wild Rose" set from that layer. I didn't want to waste any card stock, so I made sure I had room for the "Stitched Square" too.  All of that openness is hidden behind the textured Whisper White piece.  I stamped those leaves using Old Olive ink and then I die cut them out.  For the square I used two squares to get that fun frame.

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

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

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

Then I added the square using Dimensionals.

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

I added the leaves using Dimensionals.  

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, September 01, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda