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Friday, August 14, 2020

Itty Bitty Greetings, Ornate Frames, Ornate Borders, Get Well Card

Today's little gem came from Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  That one was done using Soft Sea Foam card stock. I liked that look but I wanted something brighter and this is what I did.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was die cut on the right side using the "Ornate Border" dies.  I moved the die in about 1/4" and then I ran it through the Big Shot. I taped that piece in place. I did add a little glue to the finer pieces that were standing up too much. I just put some white glue on my finger and rubbed it together with my thumb to thin it out and touched the pieces and then pressed them in place.

I saved the branch looking scrap from the die cutting to use as sprigs for the flowers to be put on.

The flowers were made by coloring some vellum using my light Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, and Flirty Flamingo Blends pens.  I didn't want to wait for it to dry so I heat it with my embossing tool to speed up the process.  I punched out two of each color because I wasn't sure which I was going to use until I was ready to assemble the card.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I used black Memento ink to stamp them and then I die cut them using the "Ornate Frames" dies.  

I set the springs in place using white glue, adding it like I did with the side die cut pieces.

Then I added a Dimensional to the flowers and set them in place on top of the spring pieces.  Three tiny pearls were added to the center of each flower.  I think that really makes the card look sweet. It adds a softness to the card.

The word piece was set in place using Dimensionals.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.

I can see myself making this card again. It was quick, easy, and SO pretty.

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

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Here's a Card, July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Birthday Card

While looking for ideas for my July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit, I ran across this card. I thought looked fun and festive.  I want to use up all the materials in my kit before the next one comes in about a week.  UGH! So much to do and so little time.  I'd like to know where I spend most of my time. Oh, never mind, it's on Pinterest!!! LOL

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

I took the pre-printed card from the kit and stamped the fireworks images on it. I used Blackberry Bliss ink that came with the kit. I also used Poppy Parade and Seaside Spray.

The label piece was in the kit and I stamped on it using the words from the "Here's a Card" set. I stamped them using Blackberry Bliss ink.  

I glued the stars from the kit in the center of each fireworks image.

I punched out the Ferris Wheel piece and set it on top of the card so I could see where the words should go. I then taped the words in place.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the piece and set it in place on the bottom of the card.

The kit also came with the enamel stars so I added a few of them to the card and the card was finished.

I REALLY like the kits and it's always nice when you can find other cards on the net that show other ways to use them instead of what is shown in the kit. I love that because not all of the kits appeal to me but I can usually find something else to do with them.

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Positive Thoughts, Sympathy Card, Friendship Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this fun little gem on Pinterest. It looked like it was just calling for me to make it.  I loved the colors and that's why I was drawn to it.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Calypso Coral card stock.  The card stock was cut in half on the short side at 4-1/4".  This card was scored at 5-1/2" and folded. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I took a 1/4 sheet of Petal Pink card stock and I lined up the left edge border die from the "Ornate Borders" and taped it in place with some Washi tape.  I also taped the flowered edge piece from the same set. Then I ran it through the Big Shot and cut them out.  You need to be a little careful removing the floral edge, it sometimes doesn't want to separate easily, especially on the top.  I taped this piece to the left side of the card.

I took some of the Petal Pink card stock that was left over from cutting the flower piece and die cut the frame from the "Ornate Frames" dies. 

The words are from the "Positive Thoughts" set and I stamped them using Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White card stock. It should have been Calypso Coral but I grabbed the wrong one. It blended in well and you wouldn't have known if I wouldn't have said anything!! I die cut the words with the die from the same "Ornate Frames" die set.  I taped the word piece to the frame piece and then I set that in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

I added a few tiny pearls to the center of each flower. 

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

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I think it would be a pretty card using white on white for a wedding card.  I can see myself making this card again but in different colors.

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

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sending You Thoughts, Flowers for Every Season, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I like using this layout. It's a bit tricky to do the white part but follow along and I will walk you through it.  You only need to make one and save the template, then it's no longer tricky.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. My card was cut on the shorter (8-1/2") side at 4-1/4".  I folded the card at 5-1/2".  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I cut a piece of the "Flowers for Every Season" Designer Series paper (DSP) 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  I taped it in place on top of the card base.

I took apiece of copier paper 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and I set it on top of the DSP at the angle you see on the finished card. I turned them both over at the same time, holding tightly so neither moves. I traced the outer edge of the card base.  I fussy cut the pencil lines.  For my Whisper White piece, I took the largest stitched rectangle from the "Rectangle Stitched" Framelets dies pack and I cut it out from a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I lined it up with my template.  I took a pencil and lightly drew where I needed to cut it. I used the paper cutter to cut it so I had nice clean sharp and straight edges.  

The words were stamped next, the were from the "Sending You Thought" set. They were stamped using black Memento ink.

I took some Daffodil Delight ribbon that I had and cut a piece about 6" long.  I taped the ends on the backside.  To get the ribbon straight, I made tiny marks about 3/8" down from the top on both sides.  I lined up the edge of the ribbon and pressed the tape in place on the back. I had used snail tape on the ends of the ribbon.  Once the ribbon was in place, I used some Scotch tape to hold it in place. I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the card front. With the ribbon still on the spool, I slid it under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. Then I cut the ribbon. You can save a lot of ribbon doing it this way.  Maybe that's why I have lots of retired ribbon!! LOL

I fussy cut three of the flowers from the DSP. There was a 1-3/4" strip left from cutting it to fit the front of the card. I used that piece for my flowers.  The leaves were from some other project. They were from the "Painted Labels" dies.  They were just sitting on my worktable trying to blend in with all the other clutter there.  I used glue dots to hold them in place. I also used glue dots on the two tulips and the yellow flower was set in place using a Dimensional.   

And there you have it. A bright and cheery birthday card.  I chose those flowers because they had not been used in my stack of paper yet. I thought they were too busy but when you get the right layout it all works out!  I like the looks of this card and it was easy to make too.

Hey!  Did you notice I was able to post without any delay today?  I think I've figured it all out now! *crosses fingers*

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

Monday, August 10, 2020

Positive Thoughts, Friendship Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was looking at Pinterest for something other than cards and I ran across this stunning card.  Well, it was stunning until I tried to remake it.  LOL  You can see the original card here.  

I didn't have some of the products to reproduce the original card so here is what I had and here is what I did.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Suede. I was going to grab a piece of Crumb Cake card stock but somehow a piece of Soft Suede was in the pack so I decided I would use that instead.  It had a nice rich look to it. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I used the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder to texture the front of the card.

I die cut the third smallest "Rectangle Stitched" Framelit from Whisper White card stock.  I set the piece up in my Stamparatus to make sure I got nice clean images. 

I set the fern leaf image from the "Positive Thoughts" set in the Stamparatus and I stamped the image using Crumb Cake ink.  I cleaned the stamp and moved it over to the left and stamped the left leaf.

I stamped the flower from the "Positive Thoughts" set covering it in Mango Melody ink and then tapping the Calypso Coral stamp pad around the edges.  Then I used the matching die cut and cut out the flower.  

There was some cute tiny leaf clusters in the dies so I cut two of them out using Granny Apple Green card stock.  I wasn't sure if I was going to use them but I wanted to have them ready so I could see how good or how bad they'd look on the card.

The words are from the same "Positive Thoughts" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I cut a 4-1/2" x 3-1/8" piece of Granny Apple Green card stock for the back layer. I had scrap for those cute tiny leaf clusters but if you don't have any scrap, die cut your leaf clusters from the center of this piece, no one will ever know it's not a solid piece. I taped the Whisper White piece to the Granny Apple Green piece and then I taped those to the front of the card.

I set the flower on top of the card to see where it was going to lay.  I slid the leaf clusters behind it and liked what I saw. Then I added some snail to the stitched piece so the stems of the leaf clusters had somewhere to stick to.

Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the flower piece and I set it in place on top of the leaf clusters. I also added some Wink of Stella to the flower. And I just wasn't done with the Wink of Stella. I just had to add some to the tips of the leaves on the little clusters. I recommend doing this before you tape them down.

I colored three tiny rhinestones using my dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. I set them in place on the front of the card to give it a little more color and bling.  I didn't have enough sparkle or shine like the original card had using the foil paper. I didn't have any foil paper so I omitted it and added sparkle and shine where I could.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. I REALLY like this set and I think I may make another card using it this week.

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

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Band Together Detailed Bands, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up Catalog

Today's card is a very fun, quick, and easy card.  I love this kind of layout. It's a great way to use up some craps of Designer Series Papers.

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

I cut a piece of copier paper that was just a hair shy of 4" x 5-1/4".  Then I cut a Whisper White piece of card stock that measured 4" x 2-3/4".  Now this piece you can make larger or smaller depending on the size of the scrap of DSP you have.  I textured it using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. My DSP is from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" paper stack measured 4" x 2-1/2".  I taped the DSP and the embossed piece to the copier paper. 

I die cut the pretty label from the "Detailed Bands" dies using Melon Mambo card stock.  It was the closest color I had that would blend well with the DSP.  

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut it with the second smallest oval die.  I set the words in place on the Melon Mambo band using Dimensionals. Then I set the band in place on top of the DSP and embossed card stock piece. I made sure the little points on the ends of the band lined up with the line where the DSP and card stock meet.  The band was longer than the card, so I trimmed the ends.  This is why I needed to have something on the back of the DSP and embossed card stock.  It would have been difficult to hold the pieces together while trimming those sides. Then I taped this piece to the front of the card and the card was done.

And that's it.  Quick and simple.  Easy Peasy!!  This layout works so well with all DSP. Be creative with your word piece. You can use round, square, hexagon, etc. They will all look great. I could have made this a get well card, it's SO bright and cheery.

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




Saturday, August 08, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I thought I would try the same layout as yesterday but with larger flowers. I used the "Gorgeous Posies" set to make my card.  I think I like the smaller flowers better.  And you know that old saying, "three's a charm"?  Well, it took me three times to make this card.  The first time the open strip in the middle was too wide and it didn't look like there were enough flowers on it.  Then the second time I messed up the bottom flower because I forgot to put the mask over it and I stamped the leaves right on top.  And the third time I paid better attention.  

So, here it is.  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 Highland Heather and taped it to the card base.  Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White and that was used for my focal piece.

I cut a 3/4" x 5-1/2" piece of copier paper to cover the word area. If you have some scrap vellum, that would work better. You'd be able to see the words better.  The first two I ruined, I stamped the words first and the last one I stamped them last. It doesn't matter what order you do them in.  I stamped mine using black Memento ink and the words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set.

I stamped the flowers using Highland Heather ink.  I stamped two on top and one on the bottom.  I had it the opposite on my first card and it didn't look very balanced.  I masked the flowers and then stamped the leaves.  I left the masks on while I stamped the darker veins in the leaves.  But they really aren't darker, it's the same Granny Apple Green ink.  I also stamped the flower centers with the dots stamp using Smoky Slate ink.  And the stamping was done. I removed the strip and taped the Whisper White piece to the Highland Heather piece.

After looking at the photo of the card I thought it looked kind of blah.  I forgot to add some bling to it.  So after I'm done posting this, I will be adding some rhinestones like I did on yesterday's card.  And I may add some faceted gems to the center of each flower, they really need something.  I think this card is SO much better with smaller flowers or maybe it's just he way I made this card!!!  

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

Friday, August 07, 2020

Framed For You, Gorgeous Posies, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card was found on the internet.  You can see the original card here.  I believe this link will open in a new window.  I'm still working on learning this new Blogger layout.  I'm getting there. It just takes me time because I'm old and not so good at computer stuff.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens on the bottom and the fold is at the top.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo card stock and I taped it to the front of the card base.

The Whisper White focal piece is cut 3-3/4" x 5".  I centered the words from the "Gorgeous Posies" set.  I set this up in my Staparatus because I needed to be sure to get it straight and stamped dark enough.  I stamped on a practice piece and I actually got it straight the first time.   I stamped the words using black Memento ink.  Then I cut a 3/4" x 5-1/2" strip of copier paper and covered the words. I centered that strip of copier paper.  I used removable tape to hold it in place.  I also tape the ends of the copier paper down on my stamping surface, I didn't want it to move while I stamped. Just in case I stared to stamp wild!  LOL

I took the daisy flower from the "Framed for You" set and stamped it on the front of the card using Melon Mambo ink.  I think my stamp pad could use some more ink but it's colorful enough so it will pass.

Then I stamped the greens using Granny Apple green ink. This was the part I found the most difficult. I wasn't sure if I was getting enough leaves showing or if I was leaving too much space between the Melon Mambo flowers.  But it's a handmade card, so I just continued.  

The smaller flower was stamped using Daffodil Delight ink.  It filled in the open areas nicely.  I taped the focal piece to the front of the card and then added a few rhinestones. I had some left from the "Noble Peacock" rhinestone pack.  And the card was done.  

This was a very quick and easy card to make.  I would like to try this method using larger flowers.  Maybe from the "Gorgeous Posies" set, it's got a really nice size flower.

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

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Framed for You, Here's a Card, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

My third day of trying to get my posts to look like "normal" using the new Blogger updated program.  Thank you for being patient with me as I muddle through this.  I can deal with subtle changes but not large ones and many all at once!  So here's my card for today.

My card was made using the new "Framed for You" stamp set.  My set is VERY special.  The lady that designed the set is the demonstrator Terri Gaines and I am SO fortunate enough to know her. She was able to design the set because she reached $1,000,000 in sales. It's one of the bonuses you get when your sales reach the million mark.  So my set is special because she autographed it.  But I had to make the card, so here it is.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut the card in half on the 8-1/2" side.  Then scored the piece on the long side at 5-1/2". I always have to stop and think about the scoring because it's not how I usually make a card.  My card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x -1/4" piece of Smoky Slate card stock to use for the layer.  And the top Whisper White piece was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

First I stamped the cute little flower from the "Framed for You" set using Daffodil Delight ink.  I fussy cut it out.  Then I set it on top of the Whisper White piece to see where center would be and where I needed the greens to stem from.  I made a light pencil dot so I knew where center basically was.

I stamped the greens using the Granny Apple Green ink.

I stamped six flowers using Highland Heather ink.  I fussy cut each one out.  And yes, I was in a good mood, that's why there was so much fussy cutting.  Plus this set didn't have a matching dies.  But the frame can be die cut using the square dies, so it kind of does.  Anyway, after fussy cutting the flowers I added a Dimensional to the back of each little flower and the back of the daisy.  I set them on top of the card but didn't affix them. I was using them to see where the words were going to go.

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set and I stamped them using Smoky Slate ink.  

I took some retired ribbon and made a bow.

The flowers were set in place on the card and then the bow was added using a glue dot.

I colored 6 small pearls using the dark Blends Pen and I set them in place on the Highland Heather flowers.  I set a plain one on the daisy.  And the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I do like how it turned out.  To mail it, I will place a piece of the shirt board (from 12" x 12" card stock or from a cereal box if I don't have any shirt board) on top of the card so it's smooth and will go though the post office machines easily.  

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

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card

I'm going to do my typing before I add the photo and see what I get today.  Apparently there are still some bugs that Blogger needs to work out for his to run smoothly.  I read that by adding some code you can get the words to wrap around the photo.  Okay. I will deal with code later. I'm not all that familiar with code and where it insert it.  I know the code, just not were it needs to go.  Wake up, that stuff is boring!! LOL

My card today is from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set.  It's such a fun and versatile set.  I have played with it some but not as much as I would have liked to.

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.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock was cut for the focal piece.


I also cut another one from some retired card stock to make a template.  The circle is 2-1/8" and I tried to center it as much as possible on the retired card stock piece.  I die cut it out and used a post it note to hold it to the Whisper White piece.

I sponged on some Daffodil Delight ink and then some Crushed Curry ink.  Now I had forgotten that when you are sponging, the area will be much darker than you think. It was, but it's okay I still like it, it makes the flower pop.

The flower is from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I stamped it using black Memento ink. Then I colored it in using both light and dark Petal Pink Blends pens.  The greens were colored in using both light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends pens.  Then I die cut the piece. I used to die cut it after stamping it but I'd end up ruining it in the coloring and have to do it all again, so I just color first and then cut it out if it's good.  I find I don't make as many mistakes if I color first and then cut.  It must be something psychological!  LOL  

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set too. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I set the Whisper White piece in place with Dimensionals and then I set the flower in place with Dimensionals and the card was done.

It's a very quick and easy card to make and it's versatile. This can be used for a birthday, get well, thinking of you, and even Mother's Day!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Shhhh.  I got it to look like it should. I don't know what happened but I'm not touching it.  Shutting it down and walking away!!! LOL

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Under My Umbrella, Friendship Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I'm trying my hardest to work with this new layout for posting a card. UGH. I do NOT like change.  And right now with all that is going on in the world, I don't need anything new to try to deal with. But here I am muddling through this and hopefully it will work. I normally put my photo on here first and then type the words.  I added the photo and then started typing the words but they were blue with a line underneath that looked like it was a hyper link.  So I removed the photo and I'll do my words first and see where the photo lands when I'm done.  I'm crossing my fingers (which makes it kind of hard to type! LOL)

I found this card here on Pinterest but the link didn't take me anywhere, so I had to guess at colors and sizes.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I ran the front of the card through the Big Shot using the brick wall embossing folder. I'm not sure if that's the name of the folder. I left my catalog upstairs and I'm not going up to get it.  When I go upstairs I'm grabbing my purse had heading to McDonald's to get a coke because I have a shot of (earned) rum waiting for me!!! LOL

I cut a piece of some retired Poppy Parade Designer Series Paper (DSP) that was from the 6" x 6" color collection paper packs.  There's different designs in the new packs for 2020-2021.    I cut this piece 4-1/4" x 1-1/2".  I taped it to the bottom of the front of the card.  

Then I die cut the two Basic Black strips using the "Ornate Borders" dies.  I set them aside.  I also punched out the umbrella handle.  I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock that measured 4-1/4" x 1-1/2" and I stamped the flowers from the "Under My Umbrella" set using black Memento ink.  I colored them using both light and dark Poppy Parade, Pool Party, and Bermuda Bay Blends Pens. I used the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen for the flower centers. I added tape to the back of this piece on the edges and set the black die cut strips in place on the top and bottom. I trimmed the side edges.  I taped this strip in place on the front of the card using snail tape. I placed it on the front of the card 1-3/8" up from the bottom edge of the card.  

I stamped the boots, more flowers, one large and one small, and the umbrella.  I colored them in using the same Blends pens.  For the umbrella and the boots I added some black dots using a fine point Sharpie marker.  I did this after the pieces sat for a bit to allow the alcohol to evaporate. If you do it too soon the black dots will bleed.  

I die cut the second largest stitched circle and stamped the words from the "Under My Umbrella" set using black Memento ink.  I set the umbrella piece on the circle using Dimensionals.  Then I slipped the handle under the Dimensional before I pressed it in place.  I added the small flower to the top with a dot of white glue and the flower on the circle was set in place with a Dimensional. The entire circle was set in place using Dimensionals.

The boots were added using Dimensionals.

I tied a black bow and set that in place under the boots area using a glue dot.

I had some Pool Party epoxy dots and I stuck them in place on the bottom right side.

This was a fun card to make. A little fussy cutting.  More if you don't have the umbrella punch.  I have played with this set a lot and still find it a fun one to have. It's great for several occasions too!

I added the photo and it landed at the bottom. I tried to get it up at the top right where I usually place my photos but the program just wouldn't let me. I'm hoping it's just a bug in their software.  But I'm sure I will get it all figured out just in time for them to change things again. UGH!!!

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

Monday, August 03, 2020

Good Morning Magnolia, Painted Labels, Thinking of You Card

I sure have made use of the five 2-1/2" x 4" card stock samples of the 2020-2022 in colors.  I have a half  a piece of the Cinnamon Cider color left.  I have never used those little card stock samples before and I've received many of them over the years.

Today's card was a fun one to make. It's quick and simple too.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Crushed Curry.  I didn't have the new Bumblebee color (yet).  The piece was folded in half. The card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.  

I cut a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" card stock pack.  I was looking at this piece and thinking how busy it was.  But used on a card this way took some of the business out of it.  When I cut the piece, I cut the 5-1/4" piece first and was left with the 3/4" strip that I turned over and used on the center of the card. I taped that strip in place and trimmed the end.

The "Painted Labels" die was used to make the swirly image. I die cut using Crushed Curry card stock. 

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" and were stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals and then the entire piece was just taped on top of the front of the card.

I punched out two medium daisies from Whisper White card stock. They were glued together in the center. I took a retired faceted gem and stuck it to the center of the flower. I'm determined to use these up!!!  The flower was then set in place with a Dimensional.

A "Polka Dot Tulle" bow was tied and set in place with a glue dot. And for the final touch, a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White was added to the inside.  

I was thrilled at the look.  It's not busy, it's  bright and cheery.  

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

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Painted Labels, Get Well Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

The card I found today is a super easy one and there's a video!  You can see it here. It's easy to play along but if you just look at the card, you really don't need the video.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Highland Heather card stock.  The card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

The original card uses the new Misty Moonlight card stock and ink.  I didn't have any card stock and all I have is a Stampin' Spot for my ink. It came in my May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  So I did use the ink and for the card stock I used Night of Navy. I believe I just snuck by doing that. I have on my wish list a variety pack of the in colors. 

I cut the Night of Navy piece 4" x 5-1/4" and then I die cut the spiral piece from the "Painted Labels" dies.  I cut it from the center of the 4" x 5-1/4" piece.  No one will ever see that piece has a hole in the middle.  Many times when I need to die cut something I will take a 1/4 sheet of card stock and die cut it in the middle and put it back in with the rest of the pack of card stock.  It's not scrap, it will eventually be used and hidden!  I have a lot less scrap doing this.

The Whisper White piece here was cut 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" because I used Night of Navy and I didn't want a lot of it showing so it would blend with the Misty Moonlight ink. I know, I could have used Night of Navy ink but I liked how the Highland Heather and Misty Moonlight ink paired.  I stamped the flowers from the "Gorgeous Posies" set using Highland Heather ink. Some I stamped off once to give it some depth.  When stamping the flower centers I stamped off once there too.  That piece was taped to the Night of Navy piece and a piece of Polka Dot Tulle ribbon was taped to the backside before it was all taped to the card base.

The words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set and they were stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White using Highland Heather ink.  They were die cut using the third smallest circle die and the Highland Heather scalloped circle was die cut using the third smallest scalloped circle.  These two were taped together and set on top of the swirl piece using Dimensionals.  

The swirl piece was set in place using snail tape.  Then a bow was tied using the "Polka Dot Tulle" ribbon. It was set in place using glue dots.

The inside of the card is a piece of Whisper White that was stamped with a few flowers like they did in the video. I usually don't stamp on the inside of cards but this was quick, easy, and pretty.  And that was it.  

This was a very quick and easy card to make and very pretty too. I liked this set the minute I saw it and I plan on using it a bit more in the near future.  It can be used for birthdays, thinking of you, and Mother's Day too!

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

Saturday, August 01, 2020

August 1, 2020, Vintage Jewelry

I can not believe it's the first of August!  This year is flying by. I spent my day with the granddaughters and I'm exhausted.  Plus I sewed them each a new mask.  The 7 year old wanted a celestial one and the 5 year old wanted an Elsa (from Frozen) one.  Children's masks are pretty quick to whip up and I only made them one each.  But it was still exhausted.  We had a late dinner and I decided that today I was not going to post a So I'm going to take a day off.

But I am going to share with you something I had been working on in between all the other projects I have going on.  I got this at an estate sale.  I cleaned it up and removed all the old rhinestones and replaced them with Swarovski crystals.  I'm still trying to figure out what it is. Is it for your hair or for a scarf around your neck?  Once I figure out what it is I think I will be putting it in my web store.  Anyway, this is what I have for you today. Come back tomorrow for a card.  I'm on a short break!

Thank you for understanding and stopping by,
Wanda

Friday, July 31, 2020

Dandelion Wishes, Many Layers Blossoms, Wedding Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

While I was looking at some cards on the internet I ran across one "similar" to this one. I say "similar" because I changed it up a bit.  When I saw the card on the internet I thought it would make a great wedding card if I made a few little changes.  I think it worked out!! You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I cut the card stock on the 8-1/2" side so the card measures 4-1/4" x 11" before folding in half.  The card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.

I die cut the pieces from the "Many Layers Blossoms" dies.  I did used the double sided sticky sheet on the card stock before I die cut all the flower pieces.  I set the flower dies on the piece and cut them all at once. 

I cut the top part of the flower off. It's hard to measure but if you take the tip of that bottom leaf on the right corner, it's 4" up where the cut off part began.  I didn't cut it straight but the ribbon hides your mistakes. Ya gotta love that!!  I set that large flower image in place by removing the protective backing and pressing it down on the front of the card.

Then I took some ribbon, mine is retired.  I wrapped it around the card and the ends met in front where the words would go. I taped the ribbon ends in place. The ribbon starts at 1-1/4" from the top of the card. 

I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using Smoky Slate ink. I thought that ink looked close to silver.  I didn't want to emboss the words with silver embossing powder. I'm lazy.  Though it would look pretty.  The words were die cut using the second largest "Stitched Circle" dies.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

I took some silver thread and wound it around my fingers and taped it to the spot where the words would be.  Then I set the words in place on top of the thread and ribbon.

The smaller flowers were added. One of the flowers were put together using the thin piece on top of it's matching thick piece.  They were just set on the card using the sticky backing from the double sided sticky paper they were cut from.

A bow was tied and glue dots were used to hold it in place on the side of the circle.

A few pearl were added and the card was done.

I REALLY like how it turned out and would make this card again if I need a quick wedding card.

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

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Basket of Blooms, Peaceful Moments, Birthday or Wedding Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I found this pretty card on Pinterest.  I didn't have some of the elements but I managed to make it as best as I could. 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 Melon Mambo. Then a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" pack. On the original card, the striped on the DSP were horizontal, here I had them vertical so it is not as colorful as the original card.  I was thrilled that I had a piece big enough and I didn't think about the orientation.  But it's still pretty.

I stamped the flower pot from the "Basket of Blooms" set on Whisper White card stock and I stamped one on a scrap piece of copier paper.  I cut out the copier paper one.  I colored it in using the light and dark Soft Suede Blends pens.

I set the copier paper flower pot over the colored flower pot and then I stamped the leaves using black Memento ink. I used the image that had a bunch of leaves on it.  I stamped it on the left side, kind of tall.  And I stamped on the right side but lower and a bit more tilted to the right.  Then I stamped the leaf with lots of veins.  I also stamped one more of that leaf on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped 5 of the other veined leaf image on the same Whisper White piece of card stock.  I fussy cut all of those leaves out.

I stamped the flowers from the same set using black Memento ink. I took the "Small Blooms" punch and punched them out. I colored them using the light Melon Mambo Blends pen.

I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set using black Memento ink.  Then I cut the piece out using the second largest stitched rectangle die.  

I taped the striped DSP to the Melon Mambo card stock and wrapped a Daffodil Delight ribbon around the card and taped the edges on the back. I tied a bow and set it aside.  

I set the Whisper White rectangle piece in place using Dimensionals.  

The leaves were taped in place and then the flowers were set in place using Dimensionals.  I had some Daffodil Delight epoxy resin dots so I place them on the center of each flower.  

The bow was set in place using glue dots and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. I didn't have the in colors so I used what I had and I made it work!

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Here's a Card, Congratulations Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I am behind on my card making and I actually needed a card. I forgot about needing a graduation card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party. My card opens on the bottom and the fold is at the top.  

I cut a 2-3/4" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the flowers from the "Gorgeous Posies" set using Pool Party ink.  I cut a mask and used it to cover the flowers so I could stamp the leaves.  The leaves were stamped using Granny Apple green for the base of the leaves and the veins were stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I didn't get the veins lined up right.  They curve is supposed to be along the open white spaces.  I need to practice with that set more. It's harder to line things up when you use the red rubber stamps.  I SO prefer the clear stamps.  The center of the flowers were done by inking up a dauber sponge with Gray Granite ink and giving it a twist at the center of the flower.

Next I cut a 3" x 5-1/8" piece of Gray Granite. I clipped the Whisper White piece to look like a ribbon end and then I taped it to the Gray Granite piece and then cut the end of that one too.

I tied a ribbon around the two pieces.  Well, I didn't actually tie it. I cut a piece of ribbon to 4-1/2" long and I taped the ends on the backside of the layers.  I slipped the ribbon, still on the spool, and tied a knot and then I cut the ribbon.  I taped the piece to the front of the card.

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set.  I stamped them using Gray Granite ink.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I think I would LOVE to play with those flowers in another color.

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Dandelion Wishes, Stitched Nested Labels, Stitched Triangles Dies, Get Well Card

Still working on some fun, bright, and cheery get well cards.  I have decided that I am going to order the variety pack of the new in colors because this whole 6" x 6" package of "Flowers for Every Season" Designer Series Paper" (DSP) is mostly printed in the new colors. I have been able to work other colors with them but it would be easier to have the colors.  

The base of today's card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

I cut a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight card stock and a 1-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the DSP.  I taped those two layers together after I punched a 3/8" circle from the middle of it.  Set this aside you will be using it later.  Then I taped those two layers to the left side of the card.

I die cut the triangle from a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.  You could cut the 3/8" circle from this piece if you forgot to do it from the strip. 

Blushing Bride card stock was used to make the flower. I punched two pieces using the "Medium Daisy" punch.  I glued the two pieces together and then I glued the Daffodil Delight circle to the center.  

I took my final scrap piece of the new Just Jade card stock and punched out the leaves using the "Sprig" punch. I added some snail tape to the back of the card and then stuck the sprigs to it.  I put a Dimensional on the back and set the flower aside.

The words are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using the Misty Moonlight ink I had received in my May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I die cut them using the "Stitched Nested Labels" die.  When I cut my piece, I made sure the words were at the bottom.  You can switch it up and add the words to the top part if you like.  I taped the piece to the Daffodil Delight triangle.  I just matched the top and bottom tips and then the two left side tips.  I set this piece in place on top of the card, trying to center it as much as possible.

I added the flower to the stamped Whisper White piece and the card was done.

This card is far from where it started in my head but this time it turned out better than what I was originally trying for!  Happy mistakes?

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

Monday, July 27, 2020

World of Good, Sailing Home, Blossoms in Bloom, Masculine Birthday Card

I purchased the "World of Good" Designer Series Paper (DSP) to use with the "Sailing Home" set. I know there was a new set to go with the new paper but the "Sailing Home" was still current so I thought I would play with it some more and get my "monies worth out" of it!  I bought this set as a bundle so I have the matching dies. I didn't use those here today.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP from the "World of Good" 12" x 12" package.  When I cut my DSP, I cut a 4" strip from the 12" x 12" sheet.  After cutting 5-1/4" off I cut a 3" piece.  I placed the tip of that 3" piece to the center of the card front and lined up the other corner tip to the top right side.  I marked the top edge and the side edge and cut those two to fit.  I taped that piece in place.

I stamped the sail boat from the "Sailing Home" set using Night of Navy ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  I die cut it with the second largest Stitched circle die.  I cut a gold foil circle that was a little bit larger than the stitched circle.  I should have used copper foil paper, I was once again not paying attention to my papers. UGH.  But no one will really notice, it blends well.  The gold reflects so much that it makes the copper lines look gold.  No one will be the wiser.  I taped those two pieces together and added Dimensionals to the back. I set it on top of the card but didn't set it in place. I needed to know where the words were to go.

The words are from the "Blossoms in Bloom" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  I was looking for some words that weren't too frilly looking.  These were perfect.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock on the inside and the card was done.  

This was a fun and easy card to make.  I don't have enough masculine cards in my stash. I need to make a few more.  This would also work as a Father's Day card, masculine Get Well card, and even a masculine Sympathy card.

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

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Framed For You, Blossoms in Bloom, Thinking of You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was looking for some Designer Series Paper (DSP) that was bright and cheery looking.  I found some in the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" pack.  I just love those colors.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and taped it to the card base.

I cut a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP and taped it to the top of the card.

I die cut the circle by using the second largest "Stitched Circle" die and a regular circle die that was a bit smaller. It fit inside the stitched circle and I die cut them at the same time.  I set this on top of the card so I could see where to place the words.

The words are from the "Framed for You" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. Now these words got a bit thick looking because I had squished the red rubber stamp down too far in my Stamparatus.  I had been working with the clear stamps and they stamp differently than the rubber with foam ones.  Just use gentle pressure, you can always redo it when using the Stamparatus.

I die cut the two loose flowers from the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies.  For the thicker die I used Petal Pink card stock and for the other flower I used Daffodil Delight.  When I used the thinner dies I used Magenta Madness and Bumblebee card stock.  I had added double sided sticky sheet to those two colors before I die cut them.

Then I stamped the two complementary flowers from the "Blossoms in Bloom" set. I used Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight inks to stamp them.  I fussy cut those two flowers out and I cut them just a little bit inside the inked area. You don't have to be real careful cutting because the die cut piece will cover most of it.  I assembled the flowers.  I took a black marker and colored inside the center of each flower.

The leaves were cut using Just Jade card stock and the leaves from the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies. There's two nice sets of leaves in that big die. Pick the one you like and die cut that part only.  I did have to snip a couple of spots and it was ready to go.

I set the die cut circle in place using tiny Dimensionals.

I taped the leaf on and then the flowers were taped in place and the card was done.

Don't you think it's a very bright and cheery card?

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

Saturday, July 25, 2020

July 2020 Paper Pumpkin, Thinking of You Card, Cute Glow Worm Poem

Today I played with the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I like most of the Paper Pumpkin kits.  This one is okay. It has 8 rounded corner printed 4" x 5-1/4 pieces in it so I could make 8 cards.  There's also 8 little white paper bags with a fireworks burst die cut into each one. I'm not sure what I will do with those bags. I may put some card stock behind the die cut so the color shows through to the front or I may cover it with some other design and then add a piece of card stock to the inside to hide the die cut.  I'll let you know what I figure out (if I do figure out something to do with them). 

But for today's card I ran with this. When I saw the too stinkin' cute die cut fire flies I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had done a glow worm/fire fly card 8 years ago (way back in July of 2012) and I opened up my word processor and typed the saying:  "I wish I was a glow worm, A glow worm's never glum. 'Cos how can you be grumpy When sun shines out your bum!"  I printed it out on copier paper to make sure I got he size I needed.  I used size 10.5.  I added a little tape to the die cut white piece that came in the kit and I taped the piece down on top of the copier paper right where I wanted the words to print.  I printed the words and then removed the die cut piece from the copier paper.  It tore the copier paper but it didn't matter, I didn't need that piece.  

I took a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock and I taped the pretty image on it.  I think this might be upside down.  Maybe the dark part is the sky and the orange part is the sunset.  It doesn't matter, it's pretty either way.  Try not to put too much thought into it, even tough you can see stars at the bottom!!! LOL  

I taped the vellum die cut jar to the printed piece.  I used snail tape and you can see it through the vellum. So I recommend putting the pieces on top of the card where you want them and then tape where you won't see the tape. 

I set the word piece in place with Dimensionals (that came with the kit) and then I added the fire flies with Dimensionals. 

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

This was fun to make and I am thinking of making a few more cards like this.  I need to check out Pinterest to see what other's are doing with this kit before I decide to make them all like this one.

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

Friday, July 24, 2020

Geared Up Garage, World of Good, Masculine Father's Day Card

Today I wanted to play with the new Designer Series Paper (DSP) World of Good but I didn't buy the stamp set that goes with it. I figured I could use the "Geared Up Garage" or the "Sailing Home" set.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is the black and copper grid paper from the DSP pack.  I cut it 4" x 5-1/4".  I also cut a strip of the copper foil map DSP from the same pack. I cut it 5-1/4" x 2".  I taped it in the middle of the grid paper.

I stamped the car and the words on Very Vanilla card stock using Early Espresso ink. I die cut them both. I wan't paying attention and I thought it was a birthday image instead of Father's Day.  But it is what it is.

I set the car and the words in place using Dimensionals.

It's a very simple card to make.  I think I'd like to spend more time with color if I were to make this again.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Poppy Moments, Framed For You, Ornate Frames, Thinking of You Card, Corner Flip Technique

Today I wanted to play with the "Corner Flip" technique.  You can find the instructions on how to do it here.  It's pretty easy once you know what you are doing. I suggest trying it out on a half-sheet of copier paper first.  Then write how you did it on that piece of copier paper and save it for future reference. 

The base of my card is a half-sheet of Whisper White.  Before you fold it in half you are going to want to do your scoring.  Though I have been able to do it with it folded, so I really don't think it matters.  The easiest way I found to do this was to take the long side of the card stock and set it in your paper trimmer (not paper cutter) so the left edge is on the 3" mark.  Move your blade to the 4-7/8" and cut up to the 2-1/2" mark.  Turn your card stock so the short end is on top and the left side of the card is on the 3" mark.  Set your blade to the 3" mark and cut up to the 5/8" mark.  You are cutting on the front of the card. Once I could see what part of the card I was cutting it made more sense to me.  
Now you can fold your card in half.  Or you can wait until you flip that cut corner. I fold mine in half first.  Open the card and at the bottom left corner of the half square you cut you are going to push inward.  The corner area will start to flip. Keep pushing until you can line up both sides equally. Use your bone folder to make nice sharp creases on the top and right side of those folds.  

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Ornate Flowers" 6" x 6" paper pack at 4" x 5-1/4".  I set it on top of the front of my card and marked under that fold line where I needed to trim off the upper right corner.  I added a photo of how it looked after it was cut. I taped the DSP to the front of the card.  Then I flipped my corner and taped it in place.  

I took a piece of the new "Misty Moonlight" card stock and cut it too small!  I had gotten a sample and I should have measured better but it is what it is and I managed to work with it as it was.  I cut my piece 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"  2-1/2" x 2-1/2" would have been ideal.  I taped the card stock to the flipped part.  Don't tape the entire piece (like I did). You can only tape the bottom part of you will tape the card shut.  I didn't tape my card shut, I caught what I did before that. SO I cut a  2-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Whisper White and stuck it over that piece on the inside.  

I punched out two Daffodil Delight flowers from the "Large Daisy" punch and I glued them together. And I punched out two out of Bumblebee card stock using the "Medium Daisy" punch.  I glued those two together.  I also punched out two flower centers using Cinnamon Cider card stock.  I glued them to the center of the flowers and then I colored the centers using my Wink of Stella pen.  DO NOT squeeze your Wink of Stella pen. I have LOTS of glitter on the center of my flower. I thought I could lift some of it off after it dried. I took some scotch tape, it only took a little off.  So that is what it is too! It looks okay, just really sparkly!!!

I die cut two leaves from the "Poppy Moments" dies using Just Jade card stock. I am almost out of my sample pieces and I'm thinking of getting the variety pack in my next order.  The Paper Pumpkin kit from May 2020 came with Misty Moonlight ink so I'm part of the way there!  There's other colors of ink that will blend in and there's always black for the words too.  I taped the leaves in place and then set the flowers on top using Dimenisonals.

The words are from the "Framed For You" set. I stamped them using black memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut them using the "Ornate Frames" dies.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I also added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla to the inside because there was just too much white. I'm not thrilled with that look but it is what it is (once again!!!).

This was a fun card to make and I do like the look of the flip card.

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



Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Poppy Moments, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

This pretty card was found on Pinterest. You can see the original here.  But I pretty much nailed it.  I just loved the color and the look of the card so I had to make it. It's a very simple card to make. I think it took more time to die cut the pieces than it did to put the car together.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The Basic Black piece was cut 4" x 5-1/4" and the top focal Whisper White piece was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".

I die cut the flower pieces.  The background piece is cut from Poppy Parade and the outline piece is cut from Calypso Coral.  The flower buds were also cut from Calypso Coral.

The leaves and bud pieces were die cut from Mossy Meadow and the detailed leaf pieces were die cut from Old Olive. The flower centers were die cut using Basic Black card stock.  I used a scrap piece but you can always die cut them from the center of the Basic Black piece layer. The die cut set used here is "Poppy Moments".

I put the flower layers together.  When I die cut my detailed pieces, I used some double sided sticky paper on them before I die cut them.  I didn't want to deal with gluing them.  It's not bad using the waxed paper technique but it's not fun.

I set the larger flower on top of the card to see where the words were going to go.  The words are stamped using the "Peaceful Moments" set and black Memento ink.

The stamped Whisper White piece was taped on top of the Basic Black piece.

The leaves were set in place first using snail tape.  Then the flowers and flower buds were added. 

For the final touch Wink of Stella was added to the flower centers. I highly recommend adding the Wink of Stella before you glue or tape them in place.

This was a very fun card and I think it would be pretty in other colors and it can be used for several other occasions.

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Poppy Moments, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I saw a cute card on Pinterest and I wanted to make it but I didn't have the same Designer Series Paper (DSP) so I just went with what I had and this is what I ended up with. Not so fond of the color of the flower but it is what it is. You can see the original card here

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

I cut a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Mint Macaron and a 1-3/4" x 5-1/2" piece of DSP from the "Flower for Every Season" 6" x 6" stack. I taped those two pieces together and then taped them to the front of the card.  The left edge is 1/2" from the fold.

I die cut the flower. The large piece is cut from Blushing Bride card stock and the detailed layer is the new Magenta Madness.  I had gotten sample swatches of card stock and I thought I'd see if they were big enough to use for the flower.  They were!!!  I'm still not sure if I will  buy the in colors though.  And if I do it will be a variety pack.  I had added double sided sticky paper to the back of the Magenta Madness outlined piece because I didn't want to deal with gluing it to the Blushing Bride piece.  I also sponged on some Blushing Bride ink to the Blushing Bride piece to give it some dimension instead of looking so flat.  I also die cut the flower center using Early Espresso card stock. I glued that piece in place.

I die cut the flowers using the same "Poppy Moments" dies.  I forgot to use the double sided sticky paper so I had to get out my waxed paper.  I die cut the big area using Mint Macaron and I die cut the detailed area using a sample piece of Just Jade card stock.  I took the waxed paper and added some glue to one side. I folded the piece in half and took my bone folder to think it out, smearing it across the inside of the waxed paper area.  I opened up the waxed paper and set the detailed leaf on it. I pressed it onto the glue with the copier paper.  I lifted the copier paper and took the glued piece and set it on top of the larger leaf piece. I repeated it for the other leaf.  

I set the flower on top of the card to see where the words are going to go.  The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I also looked where the leaves would go when I had the flower on the card.

I taped the leaves in place and I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.

This was an easy and quick card to make. I can see myself making one again if I had better matching colors.

Thank you SO much to take the time to visit today,
Wanda


Monday, July 20, 2020

Ornate Style, Itty Bitty Greetings, Ornate Layers, Friendship Card

This card was not what I had in my head but this is what happened on paper. I struggled to find the right leaves with no success.  You don't need eye bleach but it's still not what I was going for!

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

I took a 5-3/8" x 2-3/4" piece of Whisper White and I textured it with the "Brick & Mortar" embossing folder.  I taped that piece to the front of the card on the left.

I die cut a 2-7/8" circle of Daffodil Delight card stock.  I trimmed off about 3/4" and taped it in place along the brick piece.

I die cut the frame from the "Ornate Layers" dies.  And then I stamped the flower on it from the "Ornate Style" stamp set.  I colored the center of the flower using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends Pen.  The leaf and stem were colored using both light and dark Old Olive Blends Pens.  I added Dimensionals to this piece.  

I set the piece in place on top of the card so I could see where the words could go.  The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings".  They were stamped using black Memento ink.

The leaf is from the "Poppy Moments" die set. I used Mossy Meadow card stock to cut them.  I stuck the leaf to a Dimensional on the back of the focal piece.  And then I stuck the focal piece in place on the card and the card was done.

It wasn't bad to make, it just wasn't what I had in mind.  But it is what it is!

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

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Poppy Moments, Painted Labels, Thank You Card

I saw this card on Pinterest and I made a discovery about what some pieces in the die set were!!!  The original card can be seen here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock. The photo makes it look like it's Garden Green.  The photo also makes the background look light blue when in fact it's Whisper White!  So odd how color reflects like that.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo.  On top of that is a piece of Blushing Bride card stock that measures 3-5/8" x 5-1/8".  I textured it using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  Now I stamped my wording after I textured it and it was a little difficult to get a clean image.  But I had set my card up in the Stamparatus so I could stamp it again.  It took three times.  So, I recommend you stamp your words before you texture the piece, unless you want to deal with it in the Stamparatus.

Allow the black Memento ink on the words to dry before you sponge on some Blushing Bride ink over the whole piece.  This was then taped to the Flirty Flamingo piece.

The outline layer was die cut using Flirty Flamingo card stock.  And the larger part of the flowers were die cut using Blushing Bride card stock.  I did sponge the Blushing Bride pieces a little so they didn't look so blah.  I had added a double sided sticky sheet to the Flirty Flamingo card stock before I die cut them. I didn't want to deal with gluing or trying to tape those think edges on the flower.  And of course I set them in place almost immediately after sponging so the sticky didn't want to stick very well. I used my embossing gun and heated the two pieces and pressed them down and they stuck nicely.

I die cut the flower centers using Early Espresso card stock and I glued them in place.    

I die cut the Whisper White circle piece using the "Painted Labels" die.  I taped it in place on top of the textured piece.

The leaves and flower bud pieces were die cut using Old Olive card stock.  The thinner leaves were die cut using Mossy Meadow card stock.  

I taped the leaves in place and then the flowers on top. The flowers were set in place using Dimensionals. I glued the flower buds to the flower bud leafy pieces.  I had no clue what those pieces were in the die set.  Not until I saw this card.  Now that I know what to do with those pieces, I see lots of fun ahead!

I set the flower bud pieces in place using a single Dimensional behind each one.    

Then the words were stamped, and stamped again and once more!!!  Stamp them before you put the card together and before you texture the piece!!   But it worked out.  The Stamparatus  is a lifesaver.  I use it all the time for the wording on my cards.  

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

It was a fun card to make and I learned something too!! 

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

Saturday, July 18, 2020

World of Good, Poppy Moments, Blossoms in Bloom, Get Well Card

I ran across a card on the internet that used the smaller poppy image in the "Poppy Moments" die set. I wanted to give it a try, I like to try to use all of the images and dies in a set. Though I rarely accomplish that! I often buy a set because of one image and the other just sit there, still in the same spot they arrived when I ordered them!  You can see the original card here. I did change it a little.

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

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White was cut and then textured using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.  Then the piece was taped to the front of the card.

The green piece is from the "World of Good" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12" x 12" pack.  I cut a 4" x 6" piece from the green sheet.  On the back is a black and gold grid pattern. I like that pattern but I was looking for a green and I only bought this DSP and the "Flowers for Every Season" DSP 6" x 6" stack.  I cut the DSP to 2" x 5" and I punched one end using the "Triple Banner" punch.  I taped that piece in the middle of the textured piece.

I die cut the flowers and the detail part of the flower using Whisper White card stock.  I did die cut the top pieces after a double sided sticky sheet was added to the piece of card stock. I wanted to make them be a sticker. I didn't want to glue those pieces in place.

I sponged on some Highland Heather to one of the large flower pieces and I sponged on some Gorgeous Grape to the other two pieces. 

I die cut two Highland Heather and one Gorgeous Grape flower centers. And I die cut two leaf sets from the same "Poppy Moments" dies.  I die cut them using Old Olive card stock.

The words are from the "Blossoms in Bloom" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I trimmed them on my paper cutter.  I tried to use the "Classic Label" punch but the words just barely fit and it didn't look very nice.  So I just trimmed the words and left it at that.

Before I added Dimensionals to the back of each of the flowers, I stuck the thin detailed pieces on each flower.  I glued the flower centers in place and then just set them on top of the front of the card to see where I wanted the leaves to be taped.

The leaves were taped in place and the backing was removed from the flowers and they were set in place on the front of the card. 

The last thing added were the words. They were just taped in place.  And that was it.  The original card has some sequins on it but I omitted them.  I liked it just as it was.

This was a very easy card to make and the colors were so petty on top of that Mossy Meadow green piece.

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