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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