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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Winter Woods, Snowman Season, Christmas Card

I found a card on the internet that used the "Winter Woods" trees.  There's something about these trees that are of great interest to me. I think it's because they are all have fine sticks and no leaves.  A truly winter looking tree. You can see the original card here.  The theme there was "one layer cards".   

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

I punched out a 1-3/4" circle using scrap card stock.  I lightly traced the circle onto the front of the card.  I took the negative part of the punched circle and put it over the traced circle and I sponged on some Bermuda Bay card stock.  I just like the color.  Though I think I would rather cut the piece down to 4" x 5-1/4" and tape it to a folded half-sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock.  

I stamped the trees from the "Winter Woods" set using black Memento ink.  I stamped them over the Bermuda Bay circle.

The words are from the "Snowman Season" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  And that was it.  It's a super quick and easy card to make. 

I think these trees would make a wonderful sympathy card. So calm and serene looking. I think I may try that tomorrow if I don't put the set away!  LOL  I never put anything away until I need the room for my stampers!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Colorful Season, Frosted Foliage, November 2019 Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card

I found a card made by using items from another company. I really liked the looks of the card so I thought I could try to make it using Stampin' Up! products.  You can see the original card here.  

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

I took my sponge dauber and I sponged on some Bermuda Bay ink across the card. I didn't want it centered so I moved the "line" up a bit.

Then I took some snowflake dies from the "Frosted Foliage" set and the "Colorful Seasons" set.  I die cut them using Whisper White and Bermuda Bay card stock.  I glued one of the smaller Bermuda Bay snowflakes to the large Whisper White one.  

I glued all of the snowflakes in place in a line on the sponged area. 

I stamped the words from the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.

Then I added a small pearl to the center of each of the snowflakes.  I taped the Whisper White layer to the card base. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

I like how it turned out.  The edges might have looked better on the focal piece if I had sponged around them but I do like it just as it is.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by,
Wanda

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Cardinal Christmas Card, November 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Alternative Card

Today I found a fun card on Pinterest that used the bird from the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I was about to give up on that kit. I made some cards and was pretty much done and ready to move on to some of my other Christmas/Holiday sets.  I saw this card and I thought, "wow, how simple, cute and sweet. So I got out my kit and took out the pieces I needed and here is what I have.  

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

I stamped the words from the October 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit using Shaded Spruce ink.

Next I set the bird on top of the card so I could see where I need to add some tape and glue for the die cut pine sprigs.  The springs are from the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, along with the bird.

After setting the sprigs in place, I added small Dimensionals to the bird in every large spot I could and I set the bird in place.  And the card was done!  See, simple, quick and sweet!  And I got to use some more die cuts from the kit. I did like the kit but I didn't want to make any gift tags.  So when I can convert something like that to a card, I'm thrilled.  

Thank you SO much for taking a look today,
Wanda







Monday, December 02, 2019

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


I told you yesterday that today's card would be better!  

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 card stock.  On that piece I stamped the snowflakes from the "Snowman Season" set using Pool Party ink.  I stamped them at an angle, leaving the top left open for the words.  I stamped the words from the same "Snowman Season" set using Real Red ink.

Next I cut a 1-1/8" x 4" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" pack.  I taped the DSP to the Whisper White piece using snail tape. I taped it 7/8" up from the bottom edge of the Whisper White piece.  

I took some Real Red "Curly Ribbon" and taped the edges to the back of the Whisper White piece.  I finally got to use my new spool of ribbon!  It's so soft, fuzzy and cute!

I punched out a snowman from the "Let it Snow" DSP.  Yup, there's a sheet of snowmen that match the punch!!!  I also punched out another snowman using a scrap piece of Whisper White.  I punched out the arms using Early Espresso and the hat was punched out from a piece of the DSP in the "Let it Snow" pack.  I taped the arms to the Whisper White snowman piece.  Then I added snail to the entire piece and set the printed one on top.  For the hat, I punched out one using Early Espresso card stock.  I added a little tape to the bottom part of the hat and affixed it to the back of the snowman's head.  Then I covered the back of the printed hat with snail tape and taped the two hat pieces together.  I added some Dimensionals and set the snowman in place.  Be sure not to add Dimensionals to the areas where the ribbon runs across the snowman.  It will make it bulge in those areas and not stick well in the other areas.  

I had a die cut snowflake sitting in my stash and I affixed it to the DSP. I added a rhinestone that I colored using the Real Red Blends pen.  I used the dark one for this.  

I set the panel in place on top of the card base using Dimensionals.  And for the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside for writing on.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, December 01, 2019

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

This is NOT the card that I had pictured in my head when I started this project!!!  UGH!!  (as in ughly!!!)  And as usual, I share with you the good, the bad and the "ughly"!  And this one is surely ugly!!!

The base of my card is a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 2" x 4" piece of Balmy Blue Gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It's from the Subtles Collection 6" x 6" paper pack. I set it in place with snail tape.

I took a half a doily and sponged the backside with Balmy Blue ink.  I added a little tape to the middle and set it in place on the edge of the DSP.  

I die cut some snowflakes and I sponged them with Balmy Blue, but only on the edges. 

I stamped the snowman from the "Snowman Season" set using Whisper White card stock and I punched him out with the matching punch.  I had left enough room on the card stock so the arms punched out too.  I colored those with the Early Espresso marker.  I also punched out another snowman and I sandwiched the arms between it.  This way the arms will be more stable and won't fall off.  If you glued them they probably wouldn't fall off either.  I colored the snowman's nose with the Pumpkin Pie marker. I added a little Powder Pink ink to the cheeks using the marker.  Before setting the snowman in place, I set him on the card to see where the words should go. 

The words are from the "Snowman Season" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.

I set the snowman in place using Dimensionals.

I added the snowflakes using Dimensionals and I set a crystal rhinestone in the center of each one. I added a couple of extra rhinestones to the card.  

The tree is from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" DSP package.  I had fussy cut a stocking cap and a tree but ended up using the felt hat and scarf from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit.  I just glued them in place plus a small Dimensional behind the parts that hung off the snowman. I did that just for stability.  I did add the little tree using a Dimensional. I had cut it out so, why not.  It couldn't ruin the card anymore than it already was.

And there you have it!  An interesting and horrible card!  I will have a much better card for you tomorrow. I promise!

Thank you SO much for bearing with me today,
Wanda