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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Well Dressed, Little Ladybug, Masculine Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration

I followed yesterday's card layout and thought I would try it with the new set I got on Thursday. I haven't had time to play with it because I've been sewing masks for our local hospital. I had to quit after a thumb issue. I had a run in with a chair and my nail bent back about 1/4", ripped from the nail bed.  I spoke French!!  Like a trucker!!! LOL  It stings so bad. I sewed for a while last night but I had to stop because every time I removed a pin I would forget that I shouldn't be using my thumb.  I took one for the team!!! I have 25 masks to deliver. I wish it were more. Hopefully, well not really, they might want more and open up some more days in the near future. I say well, not really because I don't want more cases to develop.  But I will volunteer again if need be.

But today I played with the new set. It's kind of sad because it's a Sale-a-Bration set and Sale-a-Bration ends on the 31st.  SO tomorrow's card may be made using this set too.


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 Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the image from the "Well Dressed" set on the piece using Balmy Blue ink. I stamped it across the card 4 times. I didn't get it quite straight but if you don't look too hard you won't really notice.  I know you are now looking!!! LOL

I textured the card stock using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  It gives it the look of linen card stock. Fun and a great texture for a guy card.

I sponged some Balmy Blue on the textured piece to give it a bit of color and make the texture show more.

I stamped the words from the "Little Ladybug" set using Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then I die cut it with the "Stitched Nested Labels" dies. 

I set the piece in my Stamparatus and I stamped the neck tie. I was glad I set it up in there because my pad is a bit dry. I did have to ink it twice.

I colored the collar and the white spaces on the tie with my Balmy Blue maker.   I set it aside.

I stamped the hat from the same set and I fussy cut it out. I colored it using the Dark Crumb Cake Blends pen. 

I set the Stitched Nested Label piece in place using Dimenisonals.  Then I added the hat using Dimensionals on the right side and some snail tape on the left.   And that was it.  Super simple, quick and a great guy card.

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

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Thoughtful Blooms, Thank You Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration

Today's card comes from a card I found on the internet.  It has a nice and easy "follow along" video too.  The video for this card is about 2/3rds into the video.She offers three cards to make and this is the last one.You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock. I didn't have any thick card stock that was used in the original card. 

Then I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the three lines on it using Night of Navy ink and the image from the "Thoughtful Blooms" set.  Then the piece was textured using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  The piece was taped to the front of the card base.

Then a Very Vanilla piece was die cut using the second largest "Stitched Nested Labels" die.  

The leaves image were stamped using Crumb Cake ink.  Then the little flowers were added using Balmy Blue ink.  And the larger flowers were made by stamping the large flower image using Night of Navy ink on Night of Navy card stock.  The flowers were punched out and set in place on the die cut piece using glue dots.  Then the words were stamped using Early Espresso ink. The words are from the same set.

The pearls were colored using the dark Balmy Blue Blends pen. They were set in place on the center of each flower. And the piece was set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

It's a very simple card to make. I think it was the colors that drew me to it.  I was glad I made it, I really like the looks of this card.

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

Friday, March 27, 2020

Welcome Easter, Baby Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Isn't this card the most adorable baby card?  I found it here.  There were no instructions that I could find when I clicked on the photo. I was taken to the web site but no info.

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

I cit a 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Highland Heather Subtles gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisepr White card stock.  I centered, from side to side, the 2-1/4" circle die. The circle is about 3/4" from the top.  

I turned my Whisper White piece over and I added a piece of window sheet (acetate) over the circle. I glued it in place.  I set it aside to dry.

Next I stamped the words that are from the "Welcome Easter" set.  I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  I stamped them about 3/8" up from the bottom edge.

I stamped the sheep using black Memento ink.  I fussy cut the sheep and colored it in using my Blends pens.  I used the light Smoky Slate in the gray areas. I used light Highland Heather for the bow.  And I used both light and dark Crumb Cake for the face and ears.  I did use the dark Basic Black Blends for the feet and nose. I think a Basic Black marker would have been better.  The Blends black just isn't dark enough.  But it's okay, I still like the look.

I set the lamb on top of the Whisper White piece so I could see where I needed to stamp the bee and the grass images.  I used black Memento ink to stamp them.

I colored the bee with my Daffodil Delight marker, not my Blends pen.

I colored the grass with my Granny Apple Green marker, not my Blends pen.

I took the Whisper White piece and added some foam strips to go around the circle. 

I added some sequins to the circle.  Mine are from the "Iridescent" sequins assortment. 

I removed the protective backing on the foam strip pieces and set the DSP piece in place.  

I added Dimensionals to the back of the Whisper White piece and snail tape to the back of the DSP piece. I set the piece in place on the card base, making sure to center it as best as I could.

I added a glue dot behind the sheep's head and snail tape to the lower part of the sheep and I set it in place as you see in the photo. 

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

Isn't it just too stinkin' cute?  I like this set because it's not only good for Easter but also for baby cards. I love versatile stamp sets.

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

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Welcome Easter, Friendship Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I have wanted to use the "Country Floral" embossing folder but keep forgetting about it.  While surfing the net I found a pretty card and thought I would grab my Blends pens and color. My inspiration for the background was found here

I colored the raised images using my Blends pens. I used light Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  I used the dark Calypso Coral for the center of the light Calypso Coral flowers.  I did not enjoy coloring these in as much as I thought I would. I found it difficult to see the raised areas while coloring because my hand would create a shadow and make it difficult to see.  I'm getting old eyes too, so maybe that had something to do with it.  After coloring, I cut my piece to 5" x 3-3/4".  

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

on top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Calypso Coral card stock.  I set it in place using snail tape.  Then I taped the Whisper White piece to it.

I stamped the cute chick from the "Welcome Easter" set using black Memento ink. I colored it in using both light and dark Daffodil Delight Blends pens. I colored the feet, beak and comb using the light Calypso Coral Blends pen. I was going to use the dark one but I thought it would take away from the look of the chick being soft.  

I die cut a stitched circle using Whisper White card stock and I die cut a Calypso Coral scalloped circle.  I taped the two circles together.  I taped them in place on top of the flower background piece.

I set the chick in place using Dimensionals.

I cut a Purple Posy "So Very Vellum" piece measuring 1-7/8" x 2-1/4".  I taped it in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Welcome Easter" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I punched them out using the Classic Label punch. I set it in place on top of the vellum piece using Dimensionals.  And that was it.

It's a very easy card to make, though the coloring did take some time. I doubt I would ever make another one like this. I would change the background, I was not fond of all that coloring and how it was difficult to see for me.  I have seen other cards using the same background but not coloring like this.  I will try one sometime in the future, I need to recover from this one!  LOL

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2020 Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, Get Well Card

Today I thought I would play with my March 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I have a lot of unfinished kits sitting on a shelf and after I get done with a big project, I plan to make them all up and get rid of those stacks.

Right now I am sewing masks for our local hospital. I will be delivering them on Monday. So that means that all weekend I will be sewing.

This kit came with note cards. I don't like making note cards so I went online to see if I could find anything that would catch my eye using this kit.  And I found this adorable card.  There is a video for it and you can see it by clicking here.  

The kit has enough supplies in it to make four of this type card, plus there's still another 8 more cards to make in this kit.  I did opt to make all four of these cards the same.  I'm sure something else will come along and I will regret having made the four the same. But then again, if nothing comes along or I can't think of anything on my own, then the box goes on the shelf for another day.  I don't want these boxes to pile up anymore.  

This was a fun card to make and the instructions in the video are very good.  From beginning to end, the video for this card was almost 11 minutes long.  Longer if you do all four at one time as you play along. I did a lot of pausing!!  But it was SO worth it because I think this card is SO stinkin' cute!

Tomorrow I will make something that is not a Paper Pumpkin card. 

But for now I'm off to my sewing machine. I have lots of masks to make. I have a sewing machine from 1978 and it still runs. Though I did have trouble finding a new belt for it, so I moved the motor mount further away and the new belt worked just fine. So far so good!

I thank you SO much for stopping by and I hope that you are safe and healthy.
Wanda


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Back on Your Feet, Get Well Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  What caught my eye was the background. I did change it a bit because I cut my card stock smaller.

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 Mosss Meadow card stock.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the turtle from the "Back on Your Feet" set using Crumb Cake ink. I stamped him several times.  I didn't quite get him like it was on the original card, that is why mine looks bit different.

I stamped the words from the "Back on Your Feet" set using black Memento ink.  My open area was on the right, so that is where I stamped my wording.  I taped this layer on top of the Mossy Meadow piece.

Then I stamped the turtle on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I colored him in using Blends pens.  I used both light and dark Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  I used the light Crumb Cake pen on the bottom of the feet and between the rectangle areas on the shell. It doesn't show up very well there because I colored the whole shell in using the light Old Olive.  A mistake.  But in person it does look a little darker between the rectangles.  I still think it looks cute.  It's kind of hard to ruin this guy.

I die cut the turtle with a circle die. I didn't remove the die after I was done cutting. I took the fine point end of my Basic Black marker (not Blends pen) and drew around the inside a few times.  I did wipe the marker off the inside of the circle. 

I added Dimensionals on the back of the turtle circle and I set it in place on the card. I centered it from right to left and set it up a bit higher on the card.  And the card was done.

I think it's an adorable card and I just can't get enough of this turtle.

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

Monday, March 23, 2020

Birthday Bonanza, Flowering Foils DSP, Stampin' Up! 2020 Spring Catalog

Today's card was a quick and fun one and I think you will enjoy making.  

First you will take a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and fold it in half. The card will have the fold on the left and it will open on the right.

I took a 2" x 5" piece of the "Flowering Foils" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I sponged Balmy Blue ink over it.

I fussy cut the flower from the "Flowering Foils" paper pack and I used my Blends pens to color it.

I colored the leaves with both light and dark Old Olive Blends.  

Then I colored the center of the flower using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.

I colored the flower in using the light Petal Pink" Blends pen.

I colored in the center and under some petals using the dark Petal Pink Blends pen.

I also colored the buds using the dark Petal Pink Blends pen.

I taped the Balmy Blue sponged strip in place using snail tape.

The words are from the "Birthday Bonanza" set. I used black Memento ink to stamp them.

Then I added the flower using Dimensionals.  

And that was it.  It's super easy and quick.  The fussy cutting took the longest and that didn't really take all that long.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today, it's much appreciated.
Wanda

Sunday, March 22, 2020

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

 I had wanted to make this card from the very first time I laid my eyes on it. I had saved it and then I saved about another thousand cards and I forgot about it. But today I was looking through the cards I wanted to make and this one caught my attention once again. So I opened it up on my computer and left it there all day until I could play. I had a play date with the granddaughters today and they were priority one. You can see the original card here.  I should be playing with the Sale-a-Bration sets, there's only 9 days until they retire but I just HAD to make this card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Balmy Blue Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" Subtles paper stack. I set it in place with snail tape.

Then I die cut a scalloped stitched rectangle from the "Stitched So Sweetly" dies using Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the boots, three sets of flowers, umbrella and the umbrella handle from the "Under My Umbrella" stamp set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I fussy cut the boots and flowers and I was able to punch the umbrella and handle with the matching punch.  

I colored the boots, some flowers and umbrella using the Poppy Parade Blends pens. I colored them using the light one first and then I came back in with the dark to highlight some areas.  There was a line between the two colors so I colored over it using the light one again. It made the two colors blend together.  I colored the other flowers using the dark Petal Pink Blends pen.  And the leaves were colored in using the light Granny Apple Green Blends pen.

I glued the flowers to the boots like the way it was done on the original card.  Same with the umbrella.

I took the scalloped rectangle piece and set it on my work surface. I set the boots and umbrella on it to see where the words would be stamped. The words are from the same "Under My Umbrella" set and I stamped them using Poppy Parade ink.  

Then I stamped the rain drops using Balmy Blue ink and the rain drops image.

I took some Poppy Parade ribbon and wrapped it around the card.  Well, not all the way around.  The ends go about 1-1/2" in on the front on both sides. I taped the ends with scotch tape.

I set the rectangle in place using Dimensionals.

Then I set umbrella handle on the back of the umbrella and stuck it in place with a Dimensional. I wanted to make sure the Dimensional caught the umbrella and the back of the umbrella.  You could glue the handle if you want.  I set the umbrella in place using Dimensionals.

I added Dimensionals to the boots and set them in place. 

I tied a bow with the ribbon and I set it in place with glue dots.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.  I just LOVE the colors.

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



Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sending You Thoughts, Flowering Foils, Get Well Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today I was surfing the net and I found a fun card to color on Pinterest.  I liked how quick you could make a card and I liked the colors.  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 the "Flowering Foils" Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 2020 Sale-a-Bration book.

I colored the flowers with Petal Pink using a sponge. 

Then I colored the flowers again using Calypso Coral ink and a sponge. I made sure I left the Petal Pink color on the edges and mostly colored towards the centers of each flower.

I colored the center of each flower with the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.

I sponged Old Olive on the leave.  And I sponged Calypso Coral on the buds.  And the coloring was done.

I stamped the words from the "Sending You Thoughts" Sale a Bration catalog.  I used black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. 

I die cut the words with the "Stampin' Cut & Emboss" dies.  I used the third smallest for the words and the next one larger for the Old Olive layer.  I taped the two pieces together and I added Dimensionals to the back.

I took some Old Olive ribbon that I had (it's retired) and I put it down on the card where the words are to go. I did add a little snail tape to hold it in place while I worked it to get it the way I wanted it to look.

I set the word panel in place and the card was done.

Oh, I forgot to mention, I stamped "you'd be better already" on the inside.  It was in the same "Sending you Thoughts" set.

It was a very fun and quick card to make. I love it that you can sponge on this paper and it looks really pretty!  Sponging is so quick and easy.

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

Friday, March 20, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Best Dressed, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalog

Yesterday I made a card using this Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Best Dressed" 6" x 6" paper pack.  When I cut it for my card, I had a 2" x 6" piece left over.  So today I thought I would use that piece so it wouldn't be falling out of that pack.

The base of my card is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and textured it using the "Layered Leaves 3D" embossing folder.  I set it in place on the card base using snail tape.

I cut the strip of DSP to measure 2" x 5-1/4".  

I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies " set using Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then I die cut them with the second to the largest Stitched Circles die.

I die cut a scalloped circle using Rich Razzleberry card stock.  I taped the two circles together and I set them in place using Dimensionals.  

And that was it.  It's a super easy and quick card to make plus you get to use up those strips of DSP!!

Thank you SO much for spending some time here today,
Wanda

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Little Ladybug, Best Dressed DSP, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I have been seeing a lot of cards on Pinterest that have the Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut at an angle so I thought I would give it a try today. I have done this before but it's been a while.  It's simple enough to do too.

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 the DSP from the "Best Dressed" 6" x 6" paper stack.  I made two cards because of the way the DSP was cut.  I cut the DSP at 2-1/8" on right side and 3-3/4" on the left side. 

I stamped the "Buffalo Plaid" image using Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White card stock.  I cut the stamped image 4" x 5-1/4".  I set the DSP piece on top so I could mark it to get the angle right for the card front.  One piece was a little shorter but that is okay, just go for it!

I did cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I taped the DSP to the top part of it and I taped the Buffalo Plaid piece to the bottom of it.  There was a little big of a gap on the second card front but it got hidden by the 1/4" strip of Old Olive card stock.  That piece measured 1/4" x 5-1/2".  I just grabbed a quarter sheet and cut it off from there. I glued the strip in place over the seam and gap.  You may want to see if you need your strip a little wider or not.  But this is where you hide that gap!

Next I stamped the words from the "Little Ladybug" Sale-a-Bration set. I stamped them directly on the card front using black Memento ink

Then I taped the panel to the front of the card.

I punched out two large and two small daisies per card using Whisper White card stock. I glued them together. 

I punched out the Old Olive leaves using the "Leaf" punch. I glued one to the back of the large daisy and after I set the daisy in place using a Dimensional, I glued the other one just under it.  Then I set the small daisy in place using a Dimensional as well. 

I added the gold "Faceted Gems" to the center of each flower.  I needed to use more of these.  I'm guessing they will expire soon.  But if they do, I will probably still use them until they are used up.  I'm not hanging on to expired things like this if I can help it.  

The card was done and ready for the person it was made for!  Plus I have a spare!

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Beautiful Bouquet, Flowering Foils, So Very Vellum, Birthday Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  I hadn't put away the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from yesterday's card.  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 DSP from the "So Very Vellum" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I used snail tape to set it in place.

Then I fussy cut the flower cluster from the "Flowering Foils" 12" x 12" DSP paper pack.

I colored the flowers by using a sponge and ink pads.

I had sponged the leaves using Old Olive ink.  I sponged the flowers using Petal Pink ink.  And the center of the flowers were colored using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  I had colored the buds using Petal Pink in, but I colored over them with the Blends pen.  It just punched up the color a bit more.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and I stamped them using Old Olive ink.  I punched them out with the 1-3/8" circle punch.  

I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  And I used Dimensionals on the back of the word circle.  I slipped the circle under the flower and leaf before pressing it in place.

This was a very fun and easy card to make. I have LOTS of flowers left in the package to play with. I need to surf the net for some more ideas because I'm having trouble thinking of things on my own when I have busy weeks.

I thank you ever so much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Varied Vases, Flowering Foils DSP, So Very Vellum DSP, Birthday Card

To make this card, you will need to fussy cut. I am not a big fan of fussy cutting, but if the card is pretty for fun, I will give it a shot.  I've been spoiled by the matching dies and find fussy cutting so cumbersome. I found a card on Pinterest and I REALLY liked it but I didn't have all of the supplies to make it so I changed the colors and this is what I came up with.  You can see the original card here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Sea Foam card stock.  

I taped a piece of the Sale-a-Bration "So Very Vellum"  12
 x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack to the front. I chose the Soft Sea Foam DSP and I cut it at 4" x 5-1/4".  

I fussy cut the flower from the Sale-a-Bration "Flowering Foils" 12"x 12" paper pack.  

I colored the flower using the dark Seaside Spray, light Old Olive, dark Petal Pink and light Highland Heather Blends pens.  I used the Highland Heather in the center of the flower and on a few areas where it's a little bit darker, like inside petals.  Next I colored the Petal Pink pen just above the Highland Heather coloring.  Then I colored the whole flower using the dark Petal Pink Blends pen.  The leaves were colored using the Old Olive pen and the berries/buds were colored using the dark Highland Heather pen.  I tried coloring with the ink pad and a blender pen but it left funny marks on the paper.  I was able to color over those marks with the Blends pen and the don't show now.

I cut a 5/8" x 3-5/8" strip of Seaside Spray card stock and taped it to the vellum.

I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the "Varied Vases" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock and punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set the words in place using tape on the right side and a couple of small Dimensionals on the left side.

I colored some rhinestones using the dark Old Olive Blends pen and the dark Seaside Spray Blends pen.  I set them in place on the card and the card was done.

I'm all set for my sister's birthday next week.  YAY! I'm still on time with all of my cards this year (so far!).  

I have also been working both ends of the calendar.  What does that mean?  It means that I'm working on my Christmas cards. I've got about 1/4th of them done.  I have 2 birthdays to deal with in November, so I will be making cards for those, and so on. I should meet up at the end of June, right?  LOL  I just don't want to be stressed come December with the shopping, wrapping, baking (I don't do much but it's become more of a chore as I've gotten older), decorating and then the cards.  So with the cards out of the way I will have less stress.  And maybe I can bake and freeze some things in November!  I'm just trying to simplify my life.  I've already made the granddaughters their Christmas ornaments.  I'll share them on here next week.  I've got a lot of things going on right now. I'd have to schedule it!!! LOL

Anyway, back to my card. I just need to add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and I'm ready to write in it and put it on her package!  Yup, the shopping was done too!

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


Monday, March 16, 2020

Beautiful Friendship, Best Dressed, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! 2020 Spring Catalog

I found this beauty on Pinterest.  I don't know if the lighting was bad or if there was different card stock used, but I think the purple card stock on their card looks a lot lighter.

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

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Highland Heather. 

I stamped the roses from the "Beautiful Friendship" set.  They look like they were made to coordinate with the Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I stamped the roses using Highland Heather ink. I also stamped the leaves from the same set using Highland Heather.

I cut a piece of DSP from the "Best Dressed" 6" x 6" paper stack.  I cut my piece 4-3/4" x 2-3/8".  I taped it to the  stamped Highland Heather piece.

The words are from the "Beautiful Friendship" set and I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut them using a die "Stitched So Sweetly" set. 

I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I also added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card and it was done!  As quick and simple as that.  And SO pretty too!

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

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Painted Poppies, Here's a Card, Lily Impressions, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I had gotten the package of "Lily Impressions" Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Stampin' Up! 2020 Sale-a-Bration catalog.  I didn't get the set to go with it, I just got the free paper.  I had been to a Stamp a Stack where this paper was used on the background and I liked it, so I thought I would give it a try.  And this is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of  that is a 5-1/4" x 2-3/8" of the "Lily Impressions" DSP.  I taped the DSP strip to the left side of the card front.  There's LOTS of pretty colors of this DSP. I was thinking of using the red one but the green just called me.

I stamped the flower image from the "Painted Poppies" set using black Memento ink. I colored it in using both the light and dark Poppy Parade Blends pens and the light Old Olive Blends pen.  

I die cut the piece using the Rectangle Stitched dies.  

I cut a 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" piece of Basic Black for the layer. I taped the two layers together and then taped them to the front of the card, centering it as much as I could.

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I punched them with a 1-1/2" circle punch and I also punched a Basic Black piece using a 1-3/4" circle punch. I taped the two circles together and I set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

I was going to add a black bow but I thought it would get lost in the blackness of this card. A Poppy Parade colored bow might be pretty just under the words but I didn't have any Poppy Parade ribbon.  SO I just left it as it is.  I think it's a simply sweet looking card.

This was a very quick and easy card to make and I am hoping to find some more fun images that will work well with this paper because I have a whole package of it and I need to use it up. 

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

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Positive Thoughts, Here's a Card, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I found on card on the internet and it was a bit fuzzy but I managed to make what I thought it looked like.  You can see the original card here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Rococo Rose.  This card s folded at the top and opens at the bottom.

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and I inked up the fern looking leaves (actually they remind me of celery leaves) using Granny Apple Green and then I touched the edges and a little bit in the center in a couple of spots using Mossy Meadow.  I stamped the image and then I stamped on my card front. It's a piece of Whisper White that measures 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I inked up the image again with just Granny Apple Green and stamped off once and then stamped to the right of my first ferny leaf image.  I die cut the first leaf I stamped.

I stamped two flowers from the "Positive Thoughts" set using Rococo Rose ink. I die cut the flowers.  

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set. I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.

I set one flower in place using tape and then I added the ferny leaf image using Dimensionals.

I tied a piece of ribbon around the front and taped the ends on the back. Then I slipped a piece of ribbon under the ribbon strip and I tied a knot.  I trimmed the ends. I added a glue dot behind the ribbon strip and one inside the knot.  This ribbon (it's retired) is a bit slippery.  The color of this ribbon is "Pretty in Pink".  I told you it was retired. But it went SO well with the Rococo Rose color.  I didn't have any Rococo Rose ribbon so I decided to use what I have and I made it work!

I added the second flower using a glue dot and a Dimensional.

I stamped the butterfly from the "Positive Thoughts" set using black Memento ink.  Then I die cut it using the matching die. I colored it using my Blender Pen and the Rococo Rose ink pad.  I also colored it with the Wink of Stella Pen. I thought the flowers could use some Wink of Stella too.  I set the butterfly in place using a couple of Dimensionals.

I taped the Whisper White piece to the card base and the card was done. Oh, I did add a 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card.  And then it was complete.

I REALLY like this set. I can see myself making a lot of fun cards with it.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Friday, March 13, 2020

Positive Thoughts, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog, Death of a Child Card

While looking though some files on my computer I found this poem. I had saved it to make a card using it some day.  I had just gotten the "Positive Thoughts" set an I thought I could try to make this poem work with it.

I typed the words on my computer and printed them out.  Then I die cut them with the pretty rectangle die that came in the "Nature's Thoughts" dies that are a part of the "Positive Thoughts" bundle.  

I took a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the leaves from the "Positive Thoughts" set using Granny Apple Green that I stamped off once and then onto the card front and then once more on the card front.  So I have some light and lighter leaves.

I cut a 2-1/3" x 4-5/8" piece of Petal Pink card stock for the back layer.  I taped the word piece to this piece. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on top of the card base.

I stamped the butterfly from the "Positive Thoughts" set and I die cut it out using the matching die. I also cut out the small butterfly that was also in the pack.  Both were done on Whisper White card stock.

I colored the butterfly using the light and dark Petal Pink Blends pens and the light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen.  I also colored the tiny butterfly using the light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen.  I could have and probably should have cut it from the center of the Petal Pink layer, but I was in the designing process and not thinking frugal at the time.  I plan on making more of these. I'm going to be putting them in my web store.  If it's sold out, check back. I will be making more.

I liked making the butterfly, it's so pretty and easy to color.

This was a very simple card to make.

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

Perennial Birthday, Sesame Street via USPS, Children's Birthday Card


Today you get a bonus post.  My regular daily post will follow this one.  

This was a fun card to make because it is mostly recycled garbage!

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

The polka dot paper on the left is actually the flap from an envelope.  From the envelope of a birthday card I received in January.  I try to keep up on not hanging on to garbage, but the envelop flap was SO darn cute that I just couldn't put it in recycling yet.  I trimmed the envelop flap to 5-1/4" x and it measured 2-1/2" wide and I just left that.  I wasn't sure how big I needed it to be after trimming the next part, so I just left it.

Don't you just love the Sesame Street gang?  It's from the United States Post Office.  I bought a sheet of Sesame Street postage stamps.  The regular first class ones and this is the part on the sheet that you just toss out when you use up all the stamps. Or in my case, you cut the stamps from the entire sheet so they fit in the little photo case that I keep my stamps and return address labels in.  I trimmed the left side a little because I didn't cut it from the stamps, I ripped it.  But I didn't rip it too much, there was plenty of room left by Big Bird's foot.  I taped the Sesame Street image in place on the card, lining up the right side with the edge of the card.  I did trim that piece to measure 5-1/4" long and it ended up being 2-3/4" wide.  

The words are from the "Perennial Birthday" set.  I had stamped them some other time.  They were laying around on my worktable.  I was too lazy to get out the oval dies, so I punched the words with an oval punch and a scalloped oval punch for the Daffodil Delight layer.  But if you are going to try this, you can use what you have.  And the same with the envelope flap.  You can find some fun papers in your stash that will work.  The gang is full of fun colors so almost anything will compliment it.  I taped the ovals together and then I set them in place using Dimensionals.

This was a simple card to make because there was very little work involved.  Had I not found the words on my worktable I would have just had to stamp them and then do the layers the same.  Now I want to go to the post office and get another sheet of stamps!!!  I have some other polka dot paper that I'm sure will be just as cute.  But the whole point of this card was to use the recycled items to make a card.  And come to think of it, I don't believe you can recycle the Sesame Street image, it's shiny.  There's some restrictions to paper products that can and can't be recycled.  Anyway, I upcycled these materials and produced an adorable children's card!!!

Thank you for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Welcome Easter, Easter Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today's card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest.  I liked the use of the punches and the Designer Series Paper(DSP).

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that I used the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder on a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight card stock. I taped that piece to the front of the card base.

I cut a 3" x 4" piece of DSP from the "Best Dressed" 6" x 6" paper stack.  I taped it to a 3-1/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock. I set it in place on top of the embossed piece using Dimensionals.

I die cut the second largest stitched square framelit using Whisper White card stock. 

I stamped the chick from the "Welcome Easter" stamp set using black Memento ink. 

I colored the chick using both light and dark So Saffron Blends pens.  I colored the beak, comb and feet using both light and dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pens.

I die cut a scalloped square that was just a big larger than the square the chick was done on.  Daffodil Delight card stock was used for that. I taped the chick to the scalloped square. I set the squares in place on top of the DSP layered piece using Dimensionals.

Next I stamped the words from the same "Welcome Easter" set using black Memento ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock that measured 7/8" x 2-7/8".  After stamping, I clipped the ends to give them that ribbon look.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I punched out a Whisper White flower using the "Small Bloom" punch from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  And I punched out a Daffodil Delight leaf cluster using the "Leaf" punch.  I used a dot of glue to hold the flower on the leaf.  I also used a dot of glue on the back of the leaves where they touched other card stock and that was how I set that piece in place.

For the final touch, I added a rhinestone to the center of the punched flower and the card was done.

This little chick is SO darn cute.  I don't usually make many Easter cards and I'm hoping to use this set for some children's cards because I don't like getting sets that aren't very versatile.

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Painted Poppies, Here's a Card, Sympathy Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I was looking at some fun cards on Pinterest and on one I saw the textured brick background so I thought I would give it a try.  I liked how it was done only on half of the card front.  

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.  

I textured the right side using the brick embossing folder.  I sponged the edges using Crumb Cake ink but only where the the texturing was done.  I also ran the sponge across the top of the texture so some of the bricks would stand out better than others.

Next I stamped the flower from the "Painted Poppies" set using black Memento ink. 

Then I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink as well.

I colored the flower using the light and dark Poppy Parade Blends pens and the Old Olive, light and dark Blends Pens.  

I inked up the splat image from the "Painted Poppies" set using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped off once so the splat would be nice and light but still visible!

I took the Stitched Rectangle die and die cut the flower and words out.  I also cut a 3-3/4" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock and taped the stitched piece to it. 

I set the flower layered piece in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

This was a very quick and simple card to make.  I can see myself making more using this layout.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Little Ladybug, Bonanza Buddies, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today I was cleaning off my worktable and found this flower that was already stamped. 

I colored the flower using the light and dark Blends Pens.  I colored the leaves using the light and dark Old Olive Blends Pens.  The center of the flower using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.

I had used the "Stitched Rectangles" dies to cut the flower out.

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

On top of that I used a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "lily Impressions" 12" x 12" pack from the 2020 Sale-a-Brations catalog.

I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.  I centered it evenly on all sides.

I love the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" set.  It's another Sale-a-Bration item.  I think I may be hanging onto that set for a while just because of those words.

I stamped the words using black Memento in on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut the circle and and then I die cut an Old Olive scalloped circle. I taped the two together.  I set the word in place with tape and Dimensionals.  

I added a tiny rhinestone on the flower because I thought it needed something.  And that finished off the card.

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

Monday, March 09, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Birthday Bonanza, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalog

I still had the "Bonanza Buddies "stamp set sitting out (no big surprise there, is it?  LOL) so I thought I'd play with it and get a different set out for tomorrow.

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

I had some scrap pieces from the "Birthday Bonanza" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  They were cut 1-3/4" x 3-7/8" each.  I taped them at the bottom part of the card. I just made the space equally all around.  That left a large opening at the top but I managed to figure out how to make it look like the pieces of DSP weren't too small.  I just wanted to use up those pieces and I sure did!

I cut a 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock for the layer.

I die cut the koala bear from the "Birthday Bonanza" DSP 12" x 12" pack.  I set him on the Whisper White square so I could see where I needed to stamp the balloon strings.  I set this up in my Stamparatus so I could get it exactly where I want and as dark as I wanted too.

After stamping the strings, I taped the piece to the Bermuda Bay square.  

I stamped the balloons and the hat on Whisper White card stock. I used Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry ink.  I die cut all of them.

I set the Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay balloons in place using a bit of glue. I also glued the brim of the hat to the head of the Koala and the pom pom. I set these aside.

I took the word piece from some pieces I had left over in my latest Paper Pumpkin kit.  But you can cut your own.  Cut your Whisper White piece 5/8" x 2-3/4" and cut the ends to look like ribbon ends.  The piece was too light and got lost in the DSP, so I cut a 7/8" x 3" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock for the layer.  I set that aside.

I took the square piece and and added the Flirty Flamingo balloon, setting it in place using a Dimensional.  I set the Koala bear in place using Dimensionals and I added a small one to the back of the hat.  Line him up so his hands cover the strings.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the squares layer and set it in place on the card. I centered the tips so they were equal on the sides and about 1/4" down from the top.

Then I added the words using Dimensionals and the card was done.

I have had SO much fun with this set. I am thinking about ordering another package of the DSP. I think this set makes great children's cards and using the DSP and dies make them quick to do too!

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

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Birthday Bonanza, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I found this adorable card on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  I think I may need to get my eyes checked. I'm having trouble locating center lately!!!  But it's still cute and given to a kid, they will never know the difference.

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

The top Whisper White piece was cut 4" x 5-1/4".

I die cut the bird from the "Birthday Bonanza" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  If you didn't get the paper, you can just use the bird in the stamp set.  I would set him up in my Stamparatus (or Misti if that is what you have) and stamp him a couple of times (or more) to get him nice and solid.  You can always take a marker and fill in any light spots but that sort of shows and I don't like the look of it being blotchy.

I stamped the hat using Bermuda Bay ink. I stamped one balloon using Rococo Rose ink and when I die cut the bird, I die cut those two pieces at the same time.  

I set the 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock in the Stamparatus and I stamped the words. I did stamp them twice to get them nice and dark.

Then I set the bird on top of the piece so I could tell where to stamp the strings.  Again I just left my Whisper White piece in the Stamparatus and I stamped the balloon strings using black Memento ink.

I stamped the other balloons. One was Bermuda Bay and the other is Crushed Curry.

I set the bird in place using Dimensionals and then I stamped the star/splat/pom pom looking image using Crushed Curry.  They really give the card a festive look.  

I set the bird in place so the beak is over the strings. 

I set the balloon in place with a Dimensional.

I set the hat in place with a little bit of glue on the tip of the birds head and a Dimensional on the upper part of the hat. 

I set the 4" x 5-1/4" piece in place on the card base using Dimensionals. 

I added the pom pom with a tiny dot of glue and the card was done.

A little note here.  If you are stamping your own bird, the beak colors are Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Cajun Craze.  Or that is what I think they are.  You can color them as you like. I do recall coloring the beak using the light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen instead of markers like I listed above.  Any way you color it, it will look great.

That is it, a super cute, fun and quick children's birthday card. Or for someone who loves Toucans.

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

Saturday, March 07, 2020

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

You won't be sitting long at your work space with this card.  Especially if you use some parts that were just sitting around. This is a very quick and fairly easy card to make.  I say fairly easy because the lines can be a bit tricky.  But I will help you through this.

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

I took a gift card and I centered it on the front of the card base.  I lightly traced around it with a pencil.  You don't need to trace around the whole gift card, just the bottom will be enough.

Using that bottom line, I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set with black Memento ink.  

I had the flower sitting on my worktable because I tend to stamp and punch a few extra because I often lose them or get something on them.  Sometimes I even find them on my sleeve when I think they just disappeared into thin air.  So I will start where most of you will be starting. Find a fun color of ink, grab one of your favorites.  Here I used Flirty Flamingo.  Stamp the flower from the "Thoughtful Blooms" set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.

Add a Dimensional to the back of the flower.

Check the words on your card and make sure they are dry before you set the gift card back on top.

Now trace around the gift card using the Basic Black marker.  Not a Blends Pen. You want the marker.  Here's where I had trouble but I will spare you this anguish.  I needed to go all around the whole gift card (except for the bottom part) but I had to figure out a way to do it without stopping. So I held the gift card at the bottom and began (I'm right handed) on the left side of my left hand and then traced all the way around the card to the bottom, ending with the pen line by the right side of my left hand. I held the gift card in place with just my three fingers.  No pinky extended or it will get in your way.  I tried this three times and the third time got it right.  If you stop with your pen it will be noticeable.  But it wasn't until after I saw the finished card that I realized I didn't need to hold the gift card like that.  I could trace from the left side to the upper left corner.  The flower will hide any dot that the pen will make from stopping.  And I could reposition my hand to do the other sides.  A big DUH was heard in my workroom.  I would not have ruined the other two if I had giving this a bit more thought.  And as I look at the card, I do like the black but maybe green might be pretty too.

I waited a few minutes before I erased any pencil lines.  I wanted to make sure all the ink and marker lines were dry. I didn't want another mess.  SO (are you sitting?) I put away my stamp sets, inks and clear blocks!  Yup, you read that right. I actually put something away!! LOL

Your next step will be to add the leaves. I used Granny Apple Green.  I set the flower on the corner so I could see where I wanted the leaves to go. I inked up the stamp, moved the flower and then stamped the leaves.  I did the same for the single leaf. 

Then I removed the paper from the back of the Dimensional on my flower and I set the flower in place. 

I added a small pearl to the center of the flower and the card was done.  

Sweet and simple, easy (now that you know the trick to the lines) and fun!!  I like this layout (now) and I think it will be fun for birthdays, thinking of you, get well and thank you cards.  Can you see a Seaside Spray snowflake in the corner, with Seaside Spray lines and a holiday greeting at the bottom????  I'm thinking super quick and easy Christmas cards for December!!!  

Now go make one or a dozen!!

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

Friday, March 06, 2020

Thoughtful Blooms, Little Ladybug, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  You can see the original here.  I tried to find more info on this card but the link didn't take me to anything so I had to use what I thought was used.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a stitched rectangle that measures about 4" x 2-5/8".  I say about because it could be off by 1/16" or so. But this is close and if I didn't have the dies I would just cut my card stock 4" x 2-5/8".

I stamped the greenery on the die cut piece first using Granny Apple Green ink.

Then I stamped the greenery on the left side of the card and then the right side.

I stamped the large flowers on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock using Daffodil Delight ink.  I punched them out using the matching punch.  If you don't have the punch, you can just fussy cut them.  

Next I stamped the tiny flower that looked like the larger one, using Daffodil Delight ink there too.

The words are from the "Little Ladybug" set and I stamped them using Smoky Slate ink.

I set the rectangle in place using Dimensionals.  I just made sure I centered it as evenly as I could. 

Then I added the punched flowers using Dimensionals. 

I added small pearls to the center of each flower and three around the flower on the rectangle piece.  And the card was done. 

I am REALLY going to miss this set when it retires at the end of the month.  It's easy enough to work with and it makes a super quick card.

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

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Thoughtful Blooms, Varied Vases, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

Today's card was a very fun card to make.  And it's a lot easier on the eyes than yesterday's "I need eye bleach" card!!!  I found this card here on Pinterest.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I taped a 4" x 1-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper from the "From My Heart" 12" x 12" paper pack to the bottom of the Whisper White piece.

I stamped the diamond shaped strip above the DSP using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I set this up in my Stamparatus because I wanted to get it straight.

Then I stamped the leaf image from the "Thoughtful Blooms" set using Real Red ink.

I stamped the dotted image from the same set using Flirty Flamingo. I stamped it on three of the stems.  

The words are from the "Varied Vases" set and were stamped using Real Red ink.

The flower was stamped on Flirty Flamingo card stock using Real Red ink.  I punched it out using the matching punch.  

I taped the Whisper White piece to the card base.  Then I set the flower in place using a Dimensional.  I added a rhinestone to the center of the flower and two more on the Whisper White piece.

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

Isn't this just a sweet card?  When I saw it I knew I had to make it.

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

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Painted Poppies, Good Morning Magnolia, Witty-cisms, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Grab the eye bleach!!!  This card did NOT turn out like I had planned.  But lucky you, you get to see the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to my cards.  And this one is sure ugly!!!  I don't even know what I could do to improve it either. Nor do I think I want to even try!

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

I stamped the flower from the "Painted Poppies" set using black Memento ink.  I colored it in using both the dark and light Poppy Parade Blends pen. I colored the leaf and stems using both the light and dark Old Olive Blends pens.

I die cut the flower out using the die that complimented the "Good Morning Magnolia" dies.

The word are from the "Witty-cisims" set.  They were stamped using black Memento ink. 

I die cut the words using the die from the "Good Morning Magnolia" dies. 

I sponged the upper left corner of the front of the card using Daffodil Delight ink.

I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.

Next I sponged the edges of the word piece using Daffodil Delight ink.  I set the piece in place using Dimensionals.

And that was it. Your ugly card is now done!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Under My Umbrella, Flourish Thinlits, Bridal Shower Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I found this adorable card on Pinterest.  I made a couple minor changes but for the most part it's pretty much copied.

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 Blushing Bride card stock.  Before I taped it to the card base, I die cut the strip at the bottom of the card. I had to set the die in at an angle to make sure I had room for it and so the part cut out wouldn't leave a gap in the side edging that needed to be showing.  I didn't have the pretty strip die that is on the original card but I did have a strip die from the "Flourish" thinlits.  

I stamped the umbrella, boots and flowers from the "Under my Umbrella" set using black Memento ink.  I punched the umbrella but ended up fussy cutting it.  I fussy cut the boot and flowers too. I had used the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "From My Heart" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I colored the boot using Blends pens.  Flirty Flamingo (dark) for the center bright looking part on the boots.  And both light and dark Real red for the rest of the coloring.  The flowers are colored with Blends pens too. I used Real Red light, Flirty Flamingo dark and Calypso Coral light. I used Old Olive light for the leaves.  After coloring my images, I took a black Sharpie marker, you know the old fashioned fat one, before they came out with all the other size tips.  I set my piece on some scrap paper and I traced around them. Doing this makes the lines solid black.  I forgot to do it with the umbrella so you can see the white showing on the stamped lines outside the image.  I made six of these cards and I would pick the one that didn't have the edges blackened to use for the photo shoot!  But no one will know if you don't tell them! LOL

I cut two 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" pieces of Whisper White card stock.  For the top piece, I stamped the words from the "Under my Umbrella" set using black Memento ink.  I set the boots and umbrella where I thought they would be going before I stamped the words so I knew exactly where they would be going.

After stamping the words, I textured the piece using the "Subtles" embossing folder. 

Then I die cut the circle using the largest circle die in the pack.  

I took the second piece of Whisper White and jogged the two together. I lightly traced the partial circle onto that piece. I needed to do this so I could see where to stamp the rain drops.  The rain drops were stamped using Pool Party ink.  After stamping (waiting a minute for the ink to dry) I erased the pencil mark using my kneadable art gum eraser.  Again, I highly recommend you get one of these. You won't regret it. It only removes the graphite and doesn't cause the paper to pill.  Plus there's no eraser stubble either.  I have a light colored Martha Stewart scoring board and I draw with a pencil in the spaces so I know exactly where to score my cards I'm working on.  When I'm done I take the eraser and work it a little so it's pretty flat.  Then I run it up and down my scoring board and the pencil marks are gone.

Okay, next I taped the raindrops piece to the textured piece of Whisper White card stock.  

Once again, I set the boots and umbrella on the raindrops so I could see where the umbrella handle should be stamped.  I stamped the handle using black Memento ink.

I set the umbrella and boots in place using Dimensionals.  I taped the little flowers to the boots.

I added the die cut strip to the bottom part of the card. I had taken some glue and put it on 1/3rd side of my silicone pad. I didn't fill the pad 1/3rd full of glue, I'm just working on 1/3rd of the side of that pad. I drew a line of glue (leaving about 1/2" from the top and bottom. I took the other side of the pad and folded it over the top of the glue and smashed it down gently (can you really smash gently????  LOL) I needed the glue to be wider and thinner.  I needed it to be a bit wider than my strip. I took the strip and set it across the glue and then I pressed the strip in place on the front of the card.  Make sure the glue isn't too thick or you will have to much on your strip and you'll be cleaning a mess.

I added two sequins that I had left over from the February Paper Pumpkin kit. I didn't have the same sequins that were used on the original card. I think these sequins worked well, they blended in perfectly.  I like how it looked.   I taped this panel to the Blushing Bride piece that is already on the card base and that was it. You can wait to add the Blushing Bride piece too.  It won't effect the outcome of the card.

I like this card. I thought it was SO darn cute and easy to do!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda