Pin It

Pin any image to Pinterest with just a click!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Itty Bitty Greetings, Children's Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

For my card today, I thought I would try yesterday's layout and see what else I could come up with.  I changed the orientation and this is what happened!

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

First I cut the top layer of Whisper White card stock at 4" x 5-1/4".  After texturing it with the "Corrugated " embossing folder, I had to trim the right (short) side by 1/4" because the embossing made the card shorter.  So it now measures 4" x 5".  I set this piece in place using Dimensionals.

Then I cut a 1-1/2" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Birthday Bonanza" 12" x 12" pack.  I cut it 5" long. I then placed the right end in my "Triple Banner Punch" and punched the end. I taped this piece in place on top of the embossed Whisper White piece.

Then I die cut a piece of the DSP using the second largest stitched die from the new "Stitched So Sweetly" dies.  I also die cut a Bermuda Bay piece using the largest stitched die in the pack.  This pack also has adorable stitched scalloped rectangles. There's six of those in the pack and four of the just stitched ones (no scallop).  I didn't want you to think the Bermuda Bay piece was the largest one in the whole pack.  It's a must have pack!  I taped the two die cut pieces together and then taped them to the front of the card.

I die cut the bird from the same DSP package.  I wanted my bird to face right but I didn't want to fussy cut it, though it wouldn't be bad to fussy cut.  So what I did was I turned the DSP over and set the bird "Bonanza Die" on it while holding it up to the light so I could line it up backwards!  I put a small post it note on it to hold the die onto the DSP so it wouldn't shift when I set it on the Big Shot.  I die cut it and it was perfect!!! Yay, no fussy cutting.

I die cut a hat using a piece of DSP from the same pack. I did glue the end of it onto the head of the bird.  

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink on a 1/2" strip of Whisper White card stock.  I cut the piece to 1-3/4".  I also marked the center on the right side and clipped from corner to center on each corner to form the ribbon look. 

I set the words on first using Dimensionals.

Then I added the bird using Dimensionals.

And for the final touch, I added a tiny pompom from the "Assorted Pompoms" package. I glued this in place.  And that was it.

I like how this turned out, though I am partial to the "Bonanza Buddies" set and DSP. I think it's just too stinkin' cute!

Thank you SO much for having a look today,
Wanda

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Thoughtful Blooms, Itty Bitty Greetings, Mother's Day Card, 2020 Sale-a-Bration

I have had this pretty floral background stamp for a long time now and have not used it.  Much like some other stamping items in my workroom. I'm trying to get to everything I've ignored and at least play with it once.  This one is one I totally forgot about and when I saw this card on the Internet, I thought this embossing folder would be perfect.  It's called "Country Floral 3D".  I've seen so many pretty cards using it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Country Floral 3D" embossing folder.  I set that in place on top of the card base using Dimensionals.

Then I cut a 1-1/2" x 3-3/4" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Birthday Bonanza" 12" x 12" pack.  I used my "Triple Banner Punch" and punched the right end.  I taped this piece to the embossed Whisper White piece.

I used the 4th largest die from the "Stitched So Sweetly" pack and die cut the cute stitched scalloped rectangle using Daffodil Delight card stock.  The original card used Pineapple Punch, but I didn't have that color.  I limited myself to what in colors I purchase.  I find that I don't use them very often and then when they retire, I'm sitting on a bunch of product.  So I pick and choose which ones I will buy.  Anyway, I taped that piece to the front of the card.

I stamped my flowers from the "Thoughtful Blooms" 2020 Sale-a-Bration catalog using Daffodil Delight ink. I punched them out using the matching "Small Bloom" punch.

Then I stamped the leaves on Whisper White card stock using Granny Apple Green ink. I had to fussy cut those out because there was no punch or die for it. If I were to make this card again, I think I would find another set I have that has leaves to punch or die cut out and just mix them. I do like this layout and may try it going that route.  I'm okay with fussy cutting but not with tiny pieces.

I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using black Memento ink on a 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock. I did use my Stamparatus to do this. It allowed me to stamp straight and make sure that I got enough ink on the card stock.  I cut the piece 2" long and then cut the right end to form the ribbon look. I just made a mark at 1/4" (center on the end) and cut each corner to that mark. It wouldn't fit in the "Triple Banner Punch", it's too small.  I didn't need to make a Mother's Day card quite yet but it was one of the single line words that were in the set that would work well on that strip of card stock.  There is a "congratulations" card in the "Thoughtful Blooms" set but I didn't want to use those words.  

I set the words in place first using Dimensionals.  Then I added the flowers with Dimensionals. And lastly I added the leaves. I cut tiny pieces off my Dimensional and put it on the leaves.

This was fun (except for the fussy cutting) and I REALLY like the look of this card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Witty-Cisms, Graduation Card, Stampin' Up! 2020 Spring Catalog

I took yesterday's layout and turned it sideways to make this card work.  I was originally going to have it the same orientation but once I got everything cut I could see that it wasn't going to work.  So I turned the card and viola, I could still make this card with the ribbon strip piece.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pacific Point card stock. And on top of that is the Whisper White piece cut 5" x 3-3/4".  

I cut a 1-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Best Dressed" 6" x 6" paper pack.  This design is on the backside of a piece that has different purses on it.  I didn't care much for that side but I figured I could use the striped side.  There's also another striped one in the pack in different colors and the other side is perfumes.  I didn't buy the set that coordinates with this DSP but I LOVED the floral images in it and that's why I purchased it.  Anyway, back to the strip. I cut it 4-1/2" long and then I punched the ends using the "Triple Banner" punch.  I taped the DSP to the card, centering it as best as I could.

Then I die cut a piece of Pacific Point card stock using the new "Stitched So Sweetly" dies.  They are stitched dies and the pack also included 3 other shaped dies and 6 scalloped rectangle dies.  I taped that on top of the DSP strip.

I stamped the graduation image from the new "Witty-Cisms" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  

I die cut the image using the second smallest stitched circle die.

I colored the cap in using a blender pen and my Pacific Point marker.

I added an enamel dot I had because the card stock had a manufacture's defect in it.  There was a spot on it and I didn't catch it before I stamped the image.  So all I could do was cover it.  There was no point in stamping another one and coloring again, I knew I could hide it easy enough to yet look like a graduation card for a guy!  

I set the circle in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy graduation card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda



  

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Whitty-Cisims, Baby Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

On the 12th I was at Terri's wonderful Stamp-a-Stack and this was one of the cards on the display board that I thought was SO darn cute.  I took a picture of it in hopes that I would look back at my photos and make one.  I often take tons of pictures at the Stamp-a-Stacks and rarely look back on them.  I think I forget that I have them.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Blushing Bride card stock. This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo and taped it to the card base.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock and taped it to the Flirty Flamingo piece.

I took a 1-1/2" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "From My Heart" 12" x 12" package and cut it 4-1/2" long.  I used the "Triple Banner Punch" to cut the points on the end of the right side.

I taped the strip of DSP in place, making sure to line up the left edge against the Whisper White edge.

I stamped the cute image from the "Whitty-Cisims" set using black Memento ink.

Then I die cut the oval using the second largest stitched oval.  

I used both light and dark Real Red Blends pens to color in the image.  It was super easy and quick to color. I just colored with the light pen first and then went over some lower, shaded areas with the dark pen.  And that was it for coloring.

I set the oval in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I like this layout too. I may try it with a different set and different DSP and see what I get.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, January 27, 2020

Itty Bitty Greetings, Best Dressed, Anniversary Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I was in need of an anniversary card and instead of digging through my stash of cards, I made a new one. I always have to make a fresh one instead of using one I already have.  I don't know why. Let's not go there!!! LOL  

I didn't have any anniversary words except for these small ones that are in the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set.  Then I remembered the layout I LOVE to use when I have small images.  SO here you have it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I used Flirty Flamingo. If you have Lovely Lipstick, you can use that, it's what is on the Designer Series Paper (DSP) package.  I cut the card stock on the short side so the piece measures 4-1/4" x 11" before it's folded in half.

On top of the card base I taped a 3-1/2" x 4-5/8" piece of Whisper White.

I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" on a 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  

I cut a 3" x 4-1/8" piece of Mossy Meadow and a 2-7/8" x 4" piece of the "Best Dressed" DSP.  I added the smallest amount of snail tape to the back of the DSP in the area where the holes are to be punched.  I needed these two pieces to stick together and not slip but I didn't want them to be permanently stuck just yet.  Line up the edges so they are equal all around.

I took my 1-1/4" circle punch and cut a circle through both pieces.  I dropped the piece all the way into the punch and lined up the sides and then I punched it.

Then I took the DSP and put two layers of scrap copier paper behind it and punched out a thin ring. Line up the punch to make the ring even all around.

Once the holes were made, I taped the two pieces together.  

I added the ribbon.  I taped the two ends of the ribbon to the back of the panel and then I took another piece of ribbon and tied a knot and trimmed the edges.  I'm sure my ribbon is retired but if you're a demonstrator, just grab some current ribbon and substitute it.

I added Dimensionals around the circle and removed the protective payer.  Then I centered the word piece and pressed down.  

I added Dimensionals around the whole back of the card and snail tape over the word piece.  I set this piece in place on top of the Whisper White piece.  

I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and it's ready to go!

I love this layout and I am thinking of using it on the new "Witty-cisms" set.  But I may have to use die cuts instead of punches.  I need to think on that a bit more.

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

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Painted Poppies, Happy Birthday to You, Birthday Card, 2020 Sale-a-Bration and Spring catalog.

Today's card is fresh from the Internet!  I was looking for a quick and easy card to make using the new "Painted Poppies" set and this is what I found to make.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock that was cut on the short side so it measured 4-1/4" x 11" before folding.

I stamped a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock full of poppies from the "Painted Poppies" set, using black Memento ink. The "Painted Poppies" set is in the new 2020 Spring Catalog.

I used the matching stamp to color each flower in Poppy Parade ink.  Just ink it up and stamp on the flower.  The image has light and dark spots to make it look like the flower has dimension.  

I cut the half-sheet on the short side at 1-3/4".  I also cut a 2" x 11" strip of Basic Black for the layer.

I set the two pieces on top of each other and set it on the card base so I could see where to cut it. I made sure the strip hung over on the left so I could trim it up later.  It had too be cut at an angle and that was the easiest way to do it.  I taped the pieces together after cutting. I then taped them to the card, lining up the one side I cut.  Then I trimmed the left side.

The words are from the "Happy Birthday to You" 2020 Sale-a-Bration set.  I thought they were SO pretty and perfect for this layout. I used black Memento ink to stamp them.

I stamped one of the middle size flowers and two of the smaller ones in the set using black Memento ink.  I fussy cut them out.  I set them on my work surface and I stamped them with the same stamp I used for the flower centers.

I set the fussy cut flowers in place using Dimensionals and the card was done!  So simple and quick, including the time it took to do the fussy cutting!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Happy Birthday to You, Stampin' Up! 2020 Sale-a-Bration, Birthday Card

Today I thought I would play with the "Happy Birthday to You" set. It's one of the new 2020 Sale-a-Bration sets.  I've seen some pretty cards made with it.  I may be giving some of them a try soon.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Daffodil Delight.  

I stamped the cake image on a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I stamped two of them so I could cut one of them up.  Don't you hate it when you stamp the images and both turn out perfect and you have to cut one of them up?  LOL  I cut the flowers from one of the stamped images.

Then I stamped the words from the same set using black Memento ink. 

I colored the cake using the light Daffodil Delight Blends pen and then I colored on the lines and sides using the dark Daffodil Delight pen.

I colored the flowers using the light Petal Pink Blends pen.  I added some highlights using the dark Petal Pink pen.

I colored the berries and buds using both light and dark Flirty Flamingo Blends pens.

And the leaves were colored in using both light and dark Old Olive Blends pens.

I also colored the cake holder plate thing using the light Smoky Slate Blends pen.

I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  

Then I took my Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo markers (not Blends pens) and flecked on some splatter colors.  I thought the background was just too blah, it needed something.

I added some round rhinestones that I had left over from one of the Paper Pumpkin kits.  

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

It was fun to color. Once in a while I get in the mood to color and today I was in the mood!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, January 24, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, 2020 Spring Catalog, Children's Birthday Card

I would have to say that the "Bonanza Buddies" is one of my most favorite children's stamp sets. I'm hoping it makes it into the 2020-2021 catalog.  I always say things like that and even if they do, I'm busy playing with my newer sets. But I REALLY do like this set.  A LOT!!!

I found this card on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  I made a few little changes.  

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 a 1-3/4" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 12' x 12" "Birthday Bonanza" pack.  After assembling the card I think the piece should have been cut 1-1/2".  I laid the strip over the Whisper White piece and taped it in place.  I trimmed the edges.  

I cut another piece of DSP from the "Birthday Bonanza" pack at 1/2".  I taped it in place and then I trimmed the edges.

I die cut the lion from yet another piece of DSP.  I die cut his main and tail from the DSP.  I glued the end of the tail to the lion's tail. It was too tiny to tape and I could have taped it but I didn't think it would hold.  While the glue was drying, I fussy cut the head and the hat.  There was a part of a lion left on the DSP from die cutting the lion out.  

I taped the lion pieces together.  

Next I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" using Bermuda Bay ink.

I punched a piece of Coastal Cabana using the "Starburst" punch.  And I die cut the second smallest circle in the "Stitched Circles" pack.  I taped those two circles together and I set them in place on the Whisper White piece using snail tape.

I set the lion in place using Dimensionals.  I added the hat using a dimenisonal.

I didn't have the same sequins that were used in the original card.  I didn't really care for the looks of them.  So I took out my "Iridescent Sequins" pack and found some colors that I thought would work.

It's a really cute card.  That's why I just HAD to copy it!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Free as a Bird, Thank You Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I was looking at some totes in my workroom and found one that had some "Bird Ballad" Designer Series Paper (DSP) in it and some card stock. I had gotten it as a gift from one of Terri's Stamp a Stacks or the Extravaganza. I don't remember.  She is always giving away product in the form of drawings, contests and purchases made.  

I have the "Free as a Bird" set that the DSP coordinates with.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Calypso Coral card stock.  This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.

I cut a piece of the DSP at 2-3/4" x 4" and I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 2-1/4" x 4".  I taped them on top of the card base, leaving a space between the two.

Then I stamped the bird from the "Free as a Bird" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I colored the bird with Blends Pens. I used light and dark Soft Suede for the head and back.  I used light and dark Pumpkin Pie for the birds chest.  I used the dark Soft Suede for the bird's beak.  Just below the eye I used the Ivory Blends pen.  And on the ground I used light Old Olive.

Once the bird was colored, I die cut it with the new "Stitched So Sweetly" dies.  They are not only stitched, but they are scalloped too.  How cut is that?  Then I stamped the words from the "Free as a Bird" set using black Memento ink.  I REALLY like the font that is used here.

Next I die cut a Calypso Coral piece using a larger "Stitched So Sweetly" die.  I taped the two pieces together and I set them in place on the center of the card using Dimensionals.

I added three sequins from the "Iridescent Sequin Assortment" pack.  I had actually made 5 cards and used sequins on each of them and it doesn't look like I've used any of these sequins!

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

This was a very fun card to make and I actually got to use up some of that paper pack!  Yup, there's still more card stock and DSP.  It's a generous amount of each.  

Tomorrow I should be back at the Sale-a-Bration sets and then what's in the new spring catalog.  But I still need to play with the old stuff because it's probably going to retire in May, so I'm trying to in the best of both worlds here!  The problem is, I bought too many sets! (again)

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Best Dressed, Birthday Card

When I was at Terri's Stamp a Stack a week ago, I had made card using the "Best Dressed" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I thought it was the most beautiful paper Stampin' Up! has come up with yet.  I had to buy the DSP.  It comes in a 6" x 6" stack and you get 48 sheets.  I have yet to use up a stack.  But with this one, I'm sure going to try. I end up with half a stack and sometimes colors retire or I just lose interest.  So I'm going to be making some fun and pretty cards with this paper.

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

I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 3-1/4" x 4".  And I cut the DSP at 3" x 3-3/4".  I taped the two pieces together and then I taped them to the card base.

I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" set using Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.

I cut the words out using the second largest "Stitched Shapes" Framelits. 

Then I cut a scalloped circle to accommodate the Whisper White piece. 

The words were set in place using Dimensionals.

I added some sequins from the "Iridescent Sequins Assortment" pack.  I glued them in place.  I find that glue dots don't seem to hold them as well. I just thought those areas needed something.  

This is a very easy and quick card to make. I may make some more like this using up some of my retired DSP.  I have TONS of it.

Thank you SO very much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Magnolia Lane, Birthday Card, Gift Card Holder, 2020 Sale-a-Bration

Today I'm going to share with you a gift card holder.  I'm not sure if I like how it looks on the inside but I'm sure to the one receiving it won't care!  It's very easy to make and a great way to use up some of your Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Or you can always use card stock, it's designed for both.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The card stock was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side so the piece measures 4-1/4" x 11".

I cut a 5-1/2" x 3" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock and I centered and taped it to the front of the card.  

Then I cut a piece of DSP 2-3/4" x 11".  Because the DSP was cut at this length, you can also use a piece of card stock that measures 11" long as well.  I scored the DSP at 5-1/2", 9" and 10-1/2".  The 10-1/2" score is optional.  You can leave it and have a longer front pocket that you can just have the backside of the DSP show your you can tape or glue a 1/2" x 2-3/4" piece of card stock or any other DSP to that part.  I opted to fold the piece backwards so the same image on the front shows on the "cuff" part.  

For the folding, you will fold the first score as a mountain fold and the second score as a valley fold and the third as a mountain.  

Grab your glue, yes, glue.  You need something very strong to hold the two small sides of the pocket.  Tear n Tape is strong but not as strong as glue.  I glued the pocket shut and set it under my stamping mat to firm up and dry a bit while I worked on the front part of the card.

I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" using Mossy Meadow ink and then I die cut them using the second largest "Stitched Circle" die cut.  I cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped oval to fit the circle with the words.  I taped those two circles together and set them in place on the front using Dimensionals.

I took some pink sequins from the "Iridescent Sequin Assortment" pack and glued them in place on the card.  I wanted to color some small pearls with a Blends Pen and use those instead but I was going to be mailing this and didn't want to pay the extra for postage.

I slipped a gift card in the pocket and the card is now ready to mail.  

This is a very quick and easy gift card holder to make.  A card and a gift holder in one.  Such a deal!!

Thank you ever so much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, January 20, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Magnolia Lane, Birthday Card, 2020 Sale-a-Bration

I'm SO loving these words from the "Bonanza Buddies" 2020 Sale-a-Bration catalog.  I wanted to see how they would look using them in a more adult card than with the cute little animals it came with.  And I LOVE it!  It works well with kids and adult cards.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The card stock was cut on the short side at 4-1/4" so the card is 4-1/4" x 11" long and then folded in half. This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.

The card base was textured using the "Layered Leaves 3D" embossing folder.  I didn't emboss all the way up, just about 2/3's of it.  You can emboss the whole thing if you want.  

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut the DSP 2-3/4" x 3-3/4".  

I cut a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock for the back layer. It measures 3" x 4".  I taped the DSP to this piece. I taped them to the upper part of the card.

I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" Sale-a-Bration set using Whisper White card stock and Mossy Meadow ink. I die cut them using the second to the largest "Stitched Circles" dies.  I also die cut a circle Scallop a bit larger than the stitched circle.  I taped those two layers together.  

I fussy cut a flower from the DSP and I set the flower in place on the bottom right of the circle using both snail tape (on the part that touches the circle) and Dimensionals (that touch the card base).  And that was it, the card was done.

This was a very simple and quick card to make.  When I was working on the card I had it in my head that I was using Shaded Spruce card stock instead of Mossy Meadow so I stamped the words in Shaded Spruce.  When I was assembling the card I thought the color of the words looked odd. I thought my ink pad was off.  Then it dawned on me that it was the wrong ink.  Oh and I had already taped it to the scalloped circle.  So I slowly and carefully removed it from the scalloped circle and stamped and die cut new ones using Mossy Meadow ink.  I must be tired, I don't usually make those kinds of mistakes.  But I did learn to pay better attention!!!  Maybe!  LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Thinking of You, Woven Heirlooms, Thinking of You Card, 2020 Sale-a-Bration

Today I had found a fun card on the Internet using the new "Thoughtful Blooms" Sale-a-Bration set.  I didn't have the same colors that were used but I found some that were close enough to make this card.  This set reminds me of one that was sold a number of years ago.  I don't remember what it was called though.  And I thought this would be a fun One Sheet Wonder but I didn't want a full sheet of this design so I just made a quarter sheet wonder! And I did end up getting two cards out of it.  My main thought/plan for this card was to add a punched daisy to the card but once I got done with all the stamping and colors I forgot about it!

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 Mint Macron. 

I stamped the "Thinking of You" from the "Woven Heirlooms" set using Pacific Point ink.  Then I used the "Subtle" embossing folder and textured the piece.  I think it gives it the look of linen paper.

I stamped the flowers from the "Thoughtful Blooms" set using the following ink pads, Pacific Point, Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam and Poppy Parade. I cut the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White to 3-3/4" x 2-1/4".  I cut another piece the same size so I could make two cards.

I cut a piece of Pacific Point card stock at 4" x 2-1/2".  I taped this and the Whisper White stamped piece together.  

I took a piece of ribbon and taped the ends of the ribbon on the backside of the two taped pieces of card stock.  I took another piece of ribbon and tied a knot onto the piece of ribbon I taped to the two layers.  I left the ribbon on the spool to do this so it wouldn't waste ribbon.

I set the panel in place using Dimenisonals and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and it's very colorful!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Sending You Thoughts, Thoughtful Blooms, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I still had the "Thoughtful Blooms" set and the matching paper punch sitting out. I know that didn't surprise you at all. Had I said I put it away, then you'd be surprised or even shocked!!!  I know I would. LOL

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 Calypso Coral card stock.

The Whisper White focal piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  I stamped the leaves from the "Thoughtful Blooms" set using Old Olive ink.  I just stamped across the bottom of the card until it was filled in enough.  Looking at the card here, I probably should have drawn a pencil line to keep the leaves straight.  They kind of go downhill on the right.  Maybe if I nudge the flower up on the right a bit it might not show as much.  (PS, it didn't work!!!).

I stamped the solid flower in the set using Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade inks.  I had stamped and punched out two of each but only used five.

Next I stamped the words from the "Sending You Thoughts" set.  Both the "Sending You Thoughts" , "Thoughtful Blooms", and the matching flower punch are from the 2020 Sale-a-Bration catalog.  I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.

I tied a piece of white Baker's Twine around the card twice and tied a bow.

Then I set the whole Whisper White panel in place on the Calypso Coral piece using Dimensionals.  I taped the Calypso Coral piece to the card base.  

And for the final touch, I added small pearls to the center of each flower.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I am kind of stuck on those colors too.  It's so cheery. We got a lot of snow, cold and wind and it's just all white out there.  These colors are SO welcome!!

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, January 17, 2020

Thoughtful Blooms, Bonanza Buddies, Birthday Card, 2020 Sale-a-Bration

I found this card on Pinterest. Though it was done in different colors and different words. I brightened it up a bit. It was the layout that I really liked the most. You can see the original card here.

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

First I stamped the leaf images.  The stamp from the "Thoughtful Blooms" set has all the leaves kind of swirled on one stamp.  I used Old Olive to stamp them.  Had I kept the orientation of the image the same, the flowers may have lined up more equally. But that's okay, I still like how it turned out.

I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" set using black Memento ink.  I so LOVE this saying.  This set is from the 2020 Sale-a-Bration set.

Next I took a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped three flowers from the "Thoughtful Blooms" set. I used Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral and Flirty Flamingo to stamp them.  I punched them out with the matching punch.  Both the stamp set and the punch are from the 2020 Sale-a-Bration book.  

I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  I added a small pearl to the center of each flower and the card was done.

It's a very quick and simple card to make.  Plus it can be used not only for a birthday card, but a thinking of you or a get well card.  Maybe even a thank you card. It's just got such a bright and cheery feeling to it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Painted Poppies, Sending You Thoughts, Birthday Card, 2020 Spring Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

I actually had to look up online to see if poppies come in other colors than reds.  I don't know that much about poppies but I did discover there is a very pretty Himalayan blue poppy.  It's SO pretty that it almost made me want to buy the seeds to plant them.  Almost. I'm not big on gardening.  That requires you to go outside.  LOL  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" pack.  It measures 5-1/4" x 2-1/8". I cut a piece of Seaside Spray card stock at 5-1/4" x 2-1/8".  I also cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of scrap copier paper so I could tape those two pieces to it and have just one piece to tape to the card base.  

After taping the DSP and card stock to the copier paper, I ran a piece of ribbon along the edge of the DSP.  I taped the ends to the back of the card.  I probably should have tied a bow to the ribbon, it would make that space not look so empty and open. 

I stamped the words from the "Sending You Thoughts" using black Memento ink.  

I stamped the flower from the "Painted Poppies" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut it using the die that came in the "Painted Labels" die cut set.  I colored the flower using both light and dark Old Olive and Seaside Spray Blends pens.  I took the dark Seaside Spray pen and ran the side of the pen tip along the edge of the die cut piece.  

I set the flower in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  

This was a very quick and easy card to make. Not one of my favorites but I do like this layout. And I am going to add a knot tied under the words.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda 
       

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Little Ladybug, Itty Bitty Greetings, Birthday Card

Today I found a fun layout on Pinterest and I thought it would work well with the "Little Ladybug" set.  I think it worked.

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

The top piece is 4" x 5-1/4" of Whisper White card stock. I used the "Corrugated" embossing folder.  I put the card stock in at an angle.

Next I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" using black Memento ink.  

I die cut the stitched rectangles to form the frame.  I set the frame in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the ladybugs from the "Little Ladybug" set. I colored them with the Blends pens.  I set them in place using Dimensionals on the parts that hang over the frame.

I punched some greens using the "Sprig" punch and Old Olive and Garden Green card stock. I cut them into pieces and glued them under the frame.

This is such a fun layout and the ladybugs are just too cute.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Little Ladybug, Birthday Card, 2020 Sale-a-Bration

This "Little Ladybug" set should have been called "Stinking Cute Little Ladybug"!  It's so darn cute. I'm having a lot of fun playing with it.  Today I had some ladies over stamping and three of us copied this card. Yup, copied. I found it on Pinterest. The link is a dead end and there's no name on the card to say who to give credit to.  You can see the original card here, there are a few subtle changes.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a piece of Real Red that was textured with the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  

I cut a 1-1/4" x 5" strip of some Basic Black Designer Series Paper (DSP) from a retired Neutrals pack.  I didn't have the black gingham DSP.  Just using what I have, my motto this year.  And I also cut a 5-1/4" x 1-1/2" piece of Basic Black card stock for the layer.

I used one of the stitched rectangles to make the Whisper White focal piece. I didn't have the scalloped stitched rectangles, but they are on order!!!  I didn't see them in the catalog the first hundred times I've looked through it. LOL  

Next we all stamped our flower. I had set it up in the Stamparatus so it was easier to do and you could ink it up and not worry about missing a spot inking.  

The leaves and stem were colored in using both light and dark Old Olive Blends pens.  The center of the flower was colored in using both light and dark Daffodil Delight.  

The ladybug was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  She was colored in using both light and dark Real Red Blends pens.  The face was colored in using the light Petal Pink Blends pen and her cheek was colored in using the dark Petal Pink Blends pen.  Her hands were colored in using the light Smoky Slate Blends pen. Then we fussy cut her out.  UGH. It wouldn't have been bad but we were each making four of them.  It was okay cutting it out until you got to the antenna. 

The Whisper White piece was set in place using Dimensionals.  The ladybug was set in place using Dimensionals.  I added a few crystal rhinestones because I got a bit of ink on the flower petal.  I pressed down too hard and there was ink on the inside part of the petal.  But it hid well with the rhinestone.  

I also did the words differently.  I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Little Ladybug" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I had done it on a small strip of scrap Whisper White card stock and cut a layer behind it 1/8" larger.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals as well.  On my other three, I have not assembled them yet so I am just going to stamp the words directly onto the Whisper White panel and hope it looks good.  

We all had a fun time making these.  Even with the fussy cutting!!!  I just think it's SO cute. This ladybug has a bit of a "sass" to her!

I hope you enjoyed this card and I thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, January 13, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Children's Birthday Card

I was at a stamping event yesterday and one of the card we made used this "Bonanza Buddies" set. We fussy cut the three animals and set them on a fun layout.  I was thrilled because I knew I had ordered the set and the Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I opened up Pinterest this morning and saw this cute card, so I just had to make it.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I changed it from the half-sheet of Crushed Curry. I cut my Crushed Curry piece at 5-3/8" x 4-1/8".  

I cut a Whisper White piece at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and I cut the DSP from the "Birthday Bonanza" 12" x 12" package 3-3/4" x 5".

Before I taped all of those layers together, I die cut the banner pieces from the Crushed Curry piece.  No one will know that there's pieces missing between the layers.

I die cut the Koala bear from one of the sheets of DSP.  I die cut the hat from a scrap piece. The Koala I chose didn't have a hat. Some do and some don't.  And you did read that right, "die cut".  This set has matching die cuts!!!  I forgot it was a bundle and I ordered it that way!!  Yay, no more fussy cutting.  Well, except for some scrap pieces that have party hats that were not snipped off on the corners or tip.  I just fussy cut them and put them in a little zip baggie for later use.

After taping all the layers together, I added the banners.  Now I didn't pay close enough attention, but I should have taped the DSP to the Whisper White piece, add the banners, trim the ends and then continue to tape the remaining layers together.  So I had some creative snipping to do!

The dies also have this fun stitched tag one. I used Whisper White card stock to cut it out.  I had a 1/4 sheet of the card stock and after cutting the one, I decided to cut a second one.

I stamped the words on it using black Memento ink. I did set the piece up in my Stamparatus.  And I don't know why, but I decided to stamp both pieces I die cut out.

I took some ribbon I had that was kind of stiff and I looped it through and made the knot. I pulled hard and the card stock ripped.  SO I got out the other piece I die cut and stamped and I used some softer ribbon and knotted it.  I set that piece in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

I taped the Koala in place and added his cute hat.  That had I had die cut from a scrap piece of DSP.  I glued the tiny adorable PomPom in place from the "Assorted PomPomS"container and the card was done.  

Because I used Whisper White card stock for the base of my card that I didn't need to add anything to the inside of the card for writing.

I think this card is SO darn cute and I LOVE the words here.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Birthday Bonanza, Children's Birthday Card

I'm having some fun playing with the new stuff. I found this fun one on Pinterest.  It was a "Z" fold card but I converted into a regular opening card.

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

On top of that I taped a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.

Next I cut a 3-3/8" x 4-5/8" piece of Whisper White.  Then I cut a 4-5/8" x 1-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the new "Birthday Bonanza" 12" x 12" paper pack.  This pack has SO many cute images in it, even the backsides are cute.  That makes it a bit difficult to choose sometimes. I taped that strip to the Whisper White piece.

Then I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" set using black Memento ink. You want to wait to stamp the words after you've added the DSP strip so you know where the words should go.

I taped the Whisper White piece to the Basic Black piece and I set it aside.

Then I fussy cut the bird from the same pack of DSP.  SO cute.  Yes, I did fussy cut but it's okay because he's SO darn cute it was worth it. And it really doesn't take that long, unless you are making a ton for a swap, then fussy cutting is totally out!  I set the bird in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  Yup, as quick and simple as that.  And not to mention stikin' cute!

It's not just a child's birthday card, it could be for those who love toucans.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Little Ladybug, Birthday Card, 2020 Sale-a-Bration

Today I got a bug in my bonnet to make a different card.  Well, I didn't realize how much time I would be spending on making this cute card.  I found the card here on YouTube.  The step by step instructions are great. 

I didn't have the Designer Series Paper (DSP), so I used the Regals DSP 6" x 6" paper pack. 

I didn't have the embossing folder that was used so I used the "Lace 3D" one.  

I didn't have the die cut for the words on the front so I used the "Stitched Nested Labels" dies.

I didn't have the 2" circle punch, so I used the closest circle in the "Layering Circle Framelets."  I did have a 2" circle punch but it's an old leaver one and it didn't reach in as far as I needed it to. But I made do with what I had and it worked.  I have a friend who's birthday is today and I will be seeing her tomorrow.  I'm excited to give her this card because she loves different techniques and teaches them to her downline.  

I just love this ladybug.  I had made a necklace (still not finished) for my granddaughter that has a ladybug on it and now I'm motivated to finish it (all I have to do is glue a bail on it). Then I can make her a cute little card with this "Little Ladybug" stamp set and give her the cute necklace. I'll post it on here when I get it done.

This was a fun card to make but a bit of time is involved.  I was glad for the great instructions, it made it all worth while and with limited mistakes.  Ya gotta love instructions like that.  I didn't have to stop and say "what, I don't get it."

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, January 10, 2020

Little Ladybug, Thank You Card

My order arrived.  I have mixed emotions about it. My mindset was to play with more of the sets that I have from the big catalog that I've hardly played with (because other orders came in and I played with the new stuff instead! - BIG lesson learned here).  But I gave into temptation and opened the box!  It had been here for 5 hours before I opened it!!  See, I told you about my mindset.  But that was a fleeting moment!! LOL

I opened the new "Little Ladybug" set. It's a Sale-a-Bration set.  There's four cute ladybugs in the set, plus a big flower, four tiny ladybugs on one stamp and words, seven of them.  A great set to have.

This is what I came up with.  I used a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock. On top of that I cut a 2" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper from the 6" x 6" Regals Pack.  I thought the gingham would look the best of all of them. Ideally would have been  polka dot paper but there isn't any. the designs were changed and out went the dots. So you just try to make things work.  And I think this works.

I cut a 5-1/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Basic Black card stock for the layer. I taped the two pieces together and I taped them to the left side of the card.

I stamped the ladybug using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut it using the oval die. I also die cut a scalloped oval using Basic Black card stock.

I colored the ladybug using my Blends pens. I used Real Red, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, light Petal Pink and light Flirty Flamingo for the blushing cheeks!

Next I stamped the words from the "Little Ladybug" set using black Memento ink.  I taped the two ovals together and set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

I took some retired black ribbon and tied a bow and used glue dots to set it in place under the oval.

This was a very fun and cute card to make.  I need to make a couple more thank you cards.  The new sets I got should inspire me!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Sailing Home, Itty Bitty greetings, Masculine Birthday Card, Pendulum Stamping Technique

 Today I was looking at some card ideas and saw this cute "Pendulum" technique.  The first card I saw was a cute walrus card but there were no directions on how to make the card work. SO I Googled "Pendulum Card Technique" and I found a cute puppy card and it was a video how to! So off I went to make it.

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

I took a 1/4 sheet of Seaside Spray and I textured it using the "High Seas 3D" embossing folder.  Then I took a 1/4" sheet of Pacific Point and textured it too.  I followed a line of waves with my snips and cut across the "sea".  I set these pieces aside.

Then I stamped the sailboat twice.  Once to use the entire boat and once to cut the sails off.

I colored the boat using both light and dark Crumb Cake Blends pens.  I colored the sails on both pieces  using both light and dark Real Red Blends pens.  

For my pendulum I used the smallest long rectangle die from the "Rectangle Stitched Framelets" set.  You can use a strip of card stock for this too.  I was just at my Big Shot and was cutting everything I thought I needed at the moment.

I used my 1/4" paper punch to punch out a Dimensional to place on the top part of the pendulum.  I took some tearaway tape to tape a penny to the bottom of the opposite side of the pendulum.  

Now came some thinking and maneuvering.  I set my cut sea piece on top of the Seaside Spray one so I could see how far into the "water" I wanted my boat to be.  I marked the back of my boat sail lightly where I thought the pendulum would need to hang.  It took a few tries but I managed to get things where I want them.  The video will help you out better with this step.  Plus you will be given a little tip to help you out so your boat won't capsize.  LOL   

After getting my boat where it needed to be, I die cut a circle to accommodate the punched Dimensional.  I found one in my "Colorful Seasons bundle.  It was a perfect match.  You could use a 3/8" circle cutter or punch to do that too, I didn't have either.  The circle was cut on the Seaside Spray card stock.  Then the Dimensional from the pendulum was placed through the hole.  The large sail was attached to the matching sail. I added a piece of Dimensional to the bottom of the sail and to the top part. I tried to cut a long thin triangle of Dimensional.  I pressed it in place and pressed onto the 1/4" circle Dimensional.  That made the sail sink in a little in that spot but it's okay, I don't think anyone will notice because they will be in awe of how cut the boat rocks back and forth!  I added the smaller sail using pieces of Dimensionals and that part of the card was done.

I added the Pacific Point waves in place using Dimensional. Be sure not to add them where the boat will be rocking. I drew a line with my pencil on the backside so I would avoid that area.

Now it was time to add the piece to the card base.  Again, you need to pay attention here.  Add them around the areas where the pendulum doesn't swing.  You may need to add some closer to the pendulum to prevent it from swinging too much and capsizing your boat!

I used a small punch and made a sun using Daffodil Delight card stock. I set it in place using a Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch and I set them in place using small Dimensionals.

And that was it.  I had to show it to hubby, I thought it was SO cute!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda



Sailing Home Pendulum Card Video


This is my first video. I didn't realize I could add them to my blogger pages.  I don't have the setup for videos but I thought I would record my card on my phone and see what happens.  

This is what happened but you get the idea of what the card looks like with the boat rocking!

Now go make one!
Wanda

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Perennial Essence, Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

While looking in my workroom at the tons of Designer Series Papers (DSP) that I have, many being retired,  I realized I need to come up with a card that will use a big piece of the DSP and yet make a nice card.  "Perennial Essence" DSP is SO pretty, SO pretty in fact that I bought two packages of it and have only opened one.  Hmmm.  Hence the desire to find a card that took up a lot of the DSP.  I have lots of Christmas DSP too but I won't be making any Christmas cards for my blog. It's time for pretty fun bright spring and summer colored cards!

The base of my card today is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  And the DSP, from the "Perennial Essence" pack was cut at 3-3/4" x 5".

Before taping the DSP to the Flirty Flamingo piece, I die cut the scalloped circle.  Yup, I remembered to do it but I didn't remember to try to do it towards the center. I did it towards the edge but at least I had it in far enough so the DSP covered it.  Caught a break there!  After taping the two pieces together I added a strip of the ribbon to the front and taped the edges on the backside.  Then I tied a bow and used a glue dot to tape it to the ribbon.  This is my least favorite ribbon of all time.  It's very pretty, soft with fuzzy dots but it's very difficult to work with. It's very flimsy and is hard to pull the bow nice.  I have about 1/3 of a spool left and I will not be ordering any more of it.

After taping the ribbon on, I taped the two layers to the card base.

Next I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I taped the words to the Flirty Flamingo scalloped circle and set it in place using Dimenisonals.  And that was it.  

It's a super quick and easy card to make that allows you to use up a nice size piece of DSP!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Varied Vases, Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card

While looking though the stamp sets I have, I ran across the "Varied Vases" set. I have not played with it for a while and I have a feeling it's going to retire.

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 Basic Black card stock and on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White.  I taped the Whisper White piece to the Basic Black piece.

I cut a 5" x 2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6 x 6" Regals pack.  I need to use those packs more too.  There's a awful lot of paper in those packs and in all the colors in each collection!! I taped the DSP in place on the left side of the Whisper White piece.

I took a piece of black ribbon and I taped it to the DSP and Whisper White piece.  I used the edge of the DSP as a guide for the ribbon. I taped the ends of the ribbon on the backside using some snail first and once they were where I wanted them, I taped them down with scotch tape. Then I taped the entire piece to the card base.

Next I stamped the vase from the "Varied Vases" set on a piece of scrap Whisper White using black Memento ink.  

I stamped the words from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the Stitched rectangle die that is close to 3-5/8" x 2-1/4".  I left about 3/8" of open space at the bottom.  I should have only left 1/4" instead.  I had to make the stems shorter than I wanted. I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock at 3-7/8" x 2-1/2" for the layer.

I stamped the vase from the "Varied Vases" using black Memento ink. I punched it out with the matching punch.  I lined up the vase on the rectangle piece to see where the flowers were going to go. I stamped the flowers and colored them in using the Real Red Blends Pens.  And I colored the center of the flowers with the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  

I taped the rectangles together and set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  I set the vase in place using small Dimensionals.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and it was done.

This was a fun and quick card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, January 06, 2020

Flourishing Phrases, Perennial Essence, Itty Bitty Greetings, Birthday Card

I just discovered that I had purchased two packages of the "Perennial Essence" Designer Series Paper" (DSP) and I thought I should try to use it in my cards more.  I know I have until sometime in late May or early June to use it up but with the new stuff coming and so many other things to make, I will probably forget about the paper and end up not using it. So I'm going to make a conscious effort to use it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Seaside Spray card stock.  

Then I cut the DSP to 2-1/2" x 4-1/8" and I cut a 2-5/8" x 4-1/4"piece of Night of Navy card stock for the layer.  I taped those two pieces together and I taped that to the Seaside Spray piece. I lined up the top, left and bottom so they were pretty equal.

I punched out two of the large flowers using the "Daisy" punch.  I punched out four of the smaller ones using the "Medium Daisy" punch.  I paired them up and taped the centers.  I set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  I added some "Faceted Gems" to the center of each flower.

Then I die cut three of the gold glitter "things" (what are they???) from the "Flourishing Phrases" bundle. The dies are called "Flourish" thinlits.  I added glue to the ends and slid them in place under the flowers.

Then I punched three leaves using Shaded Spruce card stock and the "Leaf" punch.  I added glue to the ends of each and slipped them in place under the flowers.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I used Night of Navy ink to stamp them on Whisper White card stock and I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White piece to the inside for writing on.

I really like the "Flourishing Phrases" set and I have a feeling it will be retiring this year.

I like the looks of this card.  I think it's the DSP that really sets this card off.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Beautiful Friendship, Perennial Essence, Birthday Card

Today's card doesn't really do it for me!!!! I think the left side is a bit blah.  I was trying to play with some pieces that were already cut. I seem to get so many small pieces that end backup in the pack of papers. The settle to the bottom and sometimes get other designs on top and then they are buried.  SO today when I was looking through the papers, I decided to try to use up a few of those sitting in the pack.

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

I taped a 1-1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of the peach colored Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" package over a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of DSP from the same pack. It's not the back side of the peach piece. The backside of the large piece is a green color.  I didn't really care for it and I didn't think it would look good on the side strip.  Plus I didn't have a strip of it so I would have had to cut a new piece and that would have defeated the whole purpose here of using up pieces in the pack.    

I added some Petal Pink organza ribbon to the front. I lined the edge of the ribbon up with the edge of the DSP.  If I would have used the green strip, it would have shown through the ribbon.  Anyway, I taped the ribbon to the back of the DSP using transparent tape.  Then I taped the whole piece to the card base using snail tape.

I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using Pacific Point ink.  I die cut them with the "Stitched Nested Labels" dies.  I also die cut a Pacific Point piece using the next larger die.  I taped the two pieces together and I set them in place on front of the card using Dimensionals.

It may not be a beauty but it's a quick and easy card to make when you need one in a flash!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Beaded Piano Keys Bracelet

Today I'm going to share with you a bracelet I made last month and just added the clasp today.  I am notorious for making bracelets and not adding the clasps. I'm going to be going through my beading stuff this year and pulling out all of those almost finished projects!!!  I will probably post them in my web store (cheap) to get rid of them. I have too much stuff here!!!

I found the detailed instructions on YouTube.  You can see it by clicking here.  It's very easy to follow along.  It is not in English.  My husband asked me if I could understand what the lady was saying and I told him "of course I can, she's speaking "bead"!"  LOL 

Beading is one of a handful of my passions.  I stamp, bead, knit in my knitting machine, crochet, I work with polymer clay (Sculpey, Fimo, etc), wire, PMC (precious metal clay), and some painting.  That doesn't leave much time for housework!!  LOL  

So here it is.  It's finished and it's actually sold!

Thank you for indulging me!
Wanda