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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Harvest Hellos, Snowman Season, Teacher Gift

Today I'm going to share with you a little project my granddaughters worked on.  They spent Thanksgiving night with us and helped us put up our Christmas tree on Friday.  After we finished with that we went down to my workroom and made notebooks to give to their teachers for Christmas gifts.

One of the reasons I bought the "Harvest Hellos" set was because it had the apple and teacher wording. That to me made the stamp set versatile and I knew I could use it for that, for Halloween or fall and for Thanksgiving.

We just took some copier paper and cut it in half and then cut that in half so our papers measured 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  I took a piece of cardboard from one of my 12" x 12" paper packs and I cut it to that size too. I needed this for the back of the book, it gives it some stability.  And for the front the girls picked out their colors.  Granny Apple Green (because the teacher's favorite color is green) and Flirty Flamingo (because it's the granddaughter's favorite color).  I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock for each of them for the covers of their books.  I set up the apple image in my Stamparatus and they inked up the images and stamped them on the card stock.  They colored them in using Blends pens.  They also colored some pearls with the Blends pens too.

I have a Rubi Coil binding machine, so I just punched the holes in the paper and in the card stock and cardboard.  The girls wound the coil through the holes and I finished the ends for them.  

They wrote their teacher's names on the front.  They stamped "Merry Christmas" in Real Red on the inside and added some snowflakes, both from the "Snowman Season" set.  Sorry I didn't take a picture of the insides. 

They were SO proud of their books, they couldn't wait to show their parents when they came to get them.

I think they did a great job coloring.  The one who did the green is 6 and the one who did the pink is 4.  The 4 year old was SO into the coloring, it was intense!!!  LOL  They both had fun and that's what's important!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 29, 2019

Winter Woods, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Card

Today's card is a quick and simple one.  One that you could whip up a number of them to use for your annual Christmas card.  I'm still on the search for the one I feel best fits us.  I think I'm getting close, but you won't know until Christmas day!!!

This card was actually a fun one to do to. Possibly because it was so quick to make and put together.  And I LOVE this layout.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a 2" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" pack.  Most of the images in that pack are whimsical snowmen but on the back of one of the sheets is this fun falling snow image, so I ran with it.

I stamped the trees from the "Winter Woods" set using Pool Party ink.  Then I die cut Pool Party scalloped oval and taped the two pieces together.  I set the oval on top of the DSP to see where the words should go.  I didn't affix it in place yet.

I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set using Pool party ink.  

And for the final step, I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.  See, I told you it was quick and simple!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Feels Like Frost, Christmas Card

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  My card for today is much like yesterday's card but with a different image in the middle. One that fits better with the real life background.  I found this image on the internet the same day I was looking for the vintage snowman image.  There's SO many fun old images available. I just resize them before I print them so I know what working space I have.

The die is from Simon Says.  I bought it a while back and had not used it.  It is fun to work with but you have to remember to keep the pieces from the "R" and "A" in Christmas or it will look a little odd. I slipped a piece of Night of Navy behind the word Christmas and I glued the frame to the image.  I trimmed it and then set it under something heavy so it would dry flat.

In the meantime I took a half-sheet of Whisper White and folded it in half.  I then cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Seaside Spray card stock and taped it on top of the card base.  Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Feels Like Frost" 6" x 6" paper pack. 

When I was done with that I glued in the pieces from the "R" and "A" and then added Dimensionals to the back. I set the panel in place on the card centering it as much as I could.  And this is what I ended up with.  I do like it a whole lot better than yesterdays.  It's got a softer more soothing look to it.  

Tomorrow really begins the Christmas cards.  I was going to make a pumpkin card for today but I wasn't in the mood and now with Thanksgiving almost over, it suddenly becomes Christmas season! And with the 8" or so of snow we got yesterday, it looks like a winter wonderland here!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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

I LOVE the "Feels Like Frost" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP). And I LOVE the "Snowman Season" set but when putting the two of them together, I don't like what I see.  To me it's like mixing reality with fantasy, that's about the best way I can describe it. It's like two mediums and they don't cross over well.

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 Seaside Spray card stock and taped it to the card base.
I cut a wintry scene from the "Feels Like Frost" DSP measuring 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"  I taped that on top of the Seaside Spray piece.

I stamped the snowman from the "Snowman Season" using black Memento ink. I colored him in using the Seaside Spray ink pad and a blender pen. I didn't have any other way to color it in using that color. I only bought the ink pad.  I also colored in the band of the hat with some Daffodil Delight.  I colored the nose using Pumpkin Pie and the cheeks using Petal Pink markers.  I took my sponge dauber and colored the tree with Mossy Meadow. I just pressed the dauber over the tree and twisted it a bit.  And that was it for the coloring.

I die cut the snowman out using the Stitched Rectangle dies.  Those are fun and there's LOTS of them in the package.  I cut a layer 1/4" wider than the snowman piece.  I taped the two layers together and then I set them in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.

It was SO much nicer in my head than it is finished.  I like both the background and the snowman but I like them separately.  Together it just doesn't seem to look right.  But it is what it is and just because I don't like the two together doesn't mean anything.  It's just me!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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

Today I thought I would make a Thanksgiving card.  It's just around the corner and I haven't played with this set much. I think I bought this set for the apple.  Thinking I would make get well cards with it.  Though the jack-o-lantern in the set is cute too. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I added a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" Regals Collection.  You get a LOT of papers in this pack and you get every color in that collection.  

Next I die cut the Stitched Circle, I used the largest one.

I stamped the pumpkin from the "Harvest Hellos" set using Cajun Craze ink on Cajun Craze card stock.  I stamped the leaf and the stem from the set too. I took the matching punch and punched out each piece. It's not a die cut, it's an actual punch. It's fun to use punches now and then instead of die cuts all the time.  I'm only saying that because I didn't have to get off my butt to cut things out!!! LOL

I glued the stem and the leaf to the back of the pumpkin.

I stamped the words from the same set. I used Cajun Craze to stamp them.  I think Mossy Meadow would have been a better color but this worked.

I set the circle in place using Dimensionals.  Then I set the pumpkin in place using Dimensionals.  

I added some Mossy Meadow colored enamel dots. I colored them using the dark Mossy Meadow Blends pen.  They were sticky so I just set them in place on the card.  And that was it.

This was a very quick card to make.  I don't know if I would make anymore though.  It wasn't that fun. Though I do like the layout and could see this with an apple instead of a pumpkin and making it a get well card or a teacher card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, November 25, 2019

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

I am finding this card a but humorous.  I just wanted to play with the elements from the "Let it Snow" elements kit. I thought it would be fun to make a snowman without the snowman shape.  And I did.  But I think it looks like a Humpty Dumpty snowman!! LOL  Oh well, it is what it is and you know me. I share the good, the bad and the ugly with you!  Lucky you!!! LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock.  I'm surprised at how much Pool Party card stock I'm using this holiday season. I would have thought the blue color would have been Balmy Blue.  I did tape a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I taped a 1-3/4" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" paper pack. 

I die cut the second largest stitched oval and began to make it look like a snowman.  I started with the eyes, then the nose, followed by the mouth.  I added the arms.  I left a little space and then added the three "buttons".

I glued the Real Red hat and scarf in place.  I set it aside to dry while I die cut the Real Red scalloped oval for the back layer.

I set the oval on top of the DSP so I could see where to stamp the words.  The words are from the "Snowman Season" set. I used Real Red ink to stamp them. 

I taped the ovals together and set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

It's my Humpty Dumpty snowman!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Itty Bitty Christmas, Let it Snow DSP, Christmas Card

Today I played with an interesting die cut that I had. I'm not so fond of it. It's pretty and all but it's difficult to work with.

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

On the left I taped a scrap piece from the "Let it Snow" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  My piece measured 5-1/2" x 2".

I die cut the bulb using Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper. I also cut the top part again so I could color it.  The trees and stars were cut from the dame glitter paper. This die had the trees and stars with it.  

I found the cute image on Pinterest. I just did a search for "Vintage Girl with Snowmen".  I found a child with a snowman and I clicked on it and then I scrolled down to see what other images there were under that search and I found it there.  I copied it to my computer and then I printed it out after sizing it to fit the circle.  Here's the link to this image. 

I put the die over my image and cut it out.  Then I had to figure out a way to get it to stick back into the circle. I ended up adding little bits of scotch tape to it.  And I added LOTS 

I took my spritzer bottle and mixed some Real Red ink with alcohol and sprayed the ribbon piece. I did trim it up a bit to get only the ribbon.  I sprayed the trees using Pool Party ink and alcohol and the stars with Daffodil Delight ink and alcohol.  I let them dry before I glued them in place.  They dry pretty fast.

I cut the tip of the bulb using some silver foil card stock.  That piece is also a single die in the set.  

The words are from the Itty Bitty Christmas" set.  I stamped them using Shaded Spruce ink.  

I was ready to set the bulb in place. I added Dimensionals to the back, making sure I caught both the circle and the rest of the bulb.  I REALLY wanted to make sure that circle wasn't coming out.  I set the bulb up a little higher than center and that was it.

It was a fun card to make but I need to rethink how to work with it so I don't have to work so hard to make sure that circle stays in place.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 23, 2019

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

Today was a busy day. I had the last of my craft fairs for the year!  It was a fun day.  Lots of shoppers out and great weather for it.  And now it's done. I will be boxing up what is left after taking inventory and then taking some time off to have fun and make some jewelry for my web store.  Do some baking and decorate for Christmas.  Plus reserving some time to just sit back and enjoy the holiday season!  Now if it all works out it will be GREAT!!!  LOL

Today's card is a simple one. I was inspired by a card I had made a while back using the sponging background strip technique.  I took two pieces of Post it Note tape and taped it to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I took Pool Party ink and sponged it between the two pieces of tape.  If you don't have this tape, you can use post it notes lined up or you can affix your Whisper White piece to a scrap piece of paper and then tape some copier paper to the scrap piece so they don't move and then just sponge.  I would ink up my sponge dauber and I started at the top and worked my way down towards the bottom but never reaching the bottom. I wanted to keep that white.  Your sponging will be darker than it appears so keep that in mind while you are working up your strip.

Once I was done sponging, I stamped some Pool Party snowflakes from the "Snowman Season" stamp set.  I stamped all the way down until I came to the white spot.  I'm avoiding that spot completely.  I took some Dazzling Diamonds Washi tape that was in the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit and added it to each side of my sponged panel.  

I stamped the "Let it Snow" from the "Snowman Season" set using Shaded Spruce ink.  I thought it would blend well with the Pool Party ink, and it did!  Then I die cut it using the "Stitched Circles" die.  I stamped some Pool Party snowflakes on, stamping off once before I stamped on the circle.  Again, I avoided the bottom part of the circle, keeping it white.

The cute little mittens are from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit.  That kit is SO full of fun things to play with.  I glued the mittens in place.  I turned one mitten sideways because the are both left handed mittens.  So turning one sideways makes it so it doesn't look like two lefties!!  I tied a piece of white Baker's Twine into a bow and set it in place with a glue dot.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the circle and set it in place on the card.  Then I set the panel in place on the card base.  The card base is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I used Dimensionals to set the focal piece in place.  And that was it.  Sweet and simple, easy peasy!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 22, 2019

Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers Dies, Thanksgiving Card

I took out my new "Harvest Hellos" set and I was going to make a Thanksgiving card with it but decided to use the dies from the "Seasonal Layers" that was part of the bundle from the "Colorful Season" set.  This was a fun and easy card to make.
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 that I textured using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  I didn't set it in place yet, I worked the other elements first.

I die cut the branch from the "Seasonal Layers" die set using Early Espresson card stock. I glued it in place.  I did trim off the end of it a little. It was hanging over. I planned it that way so I could get it on the edge and a clean cut. 

Then I die cut the leaves from the same set using Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze card stock.  I sponged the leaves using Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks.  I set some in place with snail tape and some with Dimensionals. I did cut off the stem on one of them to make it fit in better.

The words were done on my computer. I printed them on Whisper White card stock. I die cut them with an oval die and I die cut an Early Espresso scalloped oval for the back layer. I taped the two together and then I set them in place using Dimensionals.  

I added Dimensionals to the back of the 4" x 5-1/4" piece and set it in place on the card base.  And that was it. Super easy and quick.  I felt it could use a pumpkin though, it's a Thanksgiving card after all.  Tomorrow I'll see what I can come up with using the "Harvest Hello" set. I need to make one more Thanksgiving card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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

Today's card is a little twist (or turn) on Tuesday's card.  I turned the card sideways and went from there.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party card stock. I stamped it with the snowflake cluster stamp and Pool Party ink.  I taped it to the front of the card base.

I took the Pool Party tag from the kit and I cut 3/4" off the the bottom (the side on this card).  Then I cut a 3-4/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Whisper White card stock for the back layer. I did not tape them together yet. I did my stamping first.

I stamped the snowman from the "Snow Front" set using Pool Party ink.  Next I stamped the snow hill looking image using Pool Party. I wanted to snowman to look like he was on a hill of snow.  Then I stamped the trees using Pool Party ink and I did stamp off once before stamping on the piece.  I stamped three of the largest trees, one is behind the tree die.  I stamped a couple of the smaller trees on either side of the snowman.  I taped the Whisper White layer behind it.

The words are from the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit. I stamped them using Shaded Spruce ink.  

I took one of the large die cut snowflakes and place it in the right corner.  I lined up the tips so they didn't go over the edges. I set it in place using snail tape.  I could have used the glue dots that come in the kit but I forgot and the tape was right next to my hand.

I then set the stamped panel in place using Dimensionals.  I added the tree that I had trimmed down the other day. I had cut about an inch off the bottom of the tree.  I set it in place using Dimensionals.

I added a small Dimensional from the kit to the smallest snowflake die cut.  I added a silver sequin to the center and a few more silver sequins to the sky.  

And that was it.  I like these two stamp sets together.  This was such a fun card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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

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

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party card stock that I stamped using the cute snowflake cluster from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I stamped those snowflakes using Pool Party ink. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

Monday, November 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Isn't it cute?

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda




Saturday, November 16, 2019

October 2019 Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 15, 2019

Christmas Card, October 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 14, 2019

October 2019 Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Vintage Kids on a Sled Christmas Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, November 11, 2019

A Colorful Season, Beautiful Bouquet, Fall Masculine Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 09, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 08, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 07, 2019

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

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

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock.  On top of that is a 4-5/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Early Espresso card stock.  And the Whisper White piece was cut 4-1/2" x 3-1/4".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, November 04, 2019

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

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

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock that I stamped using the leaf from the "Harvest Hellos" set and Cajun Craze ink.  I taped that to the front of the card.

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

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

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

This was a fun and easy card to make. 

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, November 03, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 01, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda