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Thursday, April 30, 2020

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

I do not know why the background looks so pink when the paper was actually Whisper White.  Maybe I should have used a flash!  I found this fun card on Pinterest. It did not lead to any instructions, so you may want to either follow mine or workout your own or both together! You can see the original card here.  

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Birthday Bonanza" 12" x 12" pack. I taped the DSP to the card base.

I stamped the lion body from the "Bonanza Buddies" set using Daffodil Delight ink.  I stamped the mane and tail using Mango Melody ink.  I also stamped the facial features using black Memento ink and I stamped the hat using Bermuda Bay ink.  I die cut them out at the same time.  The lion's face cuts out separate so you don't have to stamp two.  And the bob on the tail cuts out along with the mane.  I glued the mane to the body and I also glued the bob to the end of the tail.  I set the face in place using a Dimensional.  I taped the hat in place.  I set the lion aside while I worked on the other elements of this card.

I stamped the packages using Bermuda Bay ink.  I think Pool Party might have been the color used or maybe stamping off once with the Bermuda Bay ink.  I just ended up using black for the bow image instead of Bermuda Bay.  It worked out just fine.  I stamped the other package using Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped the bow using Bermuda Bay ink.  I fussy cut the gift out.

I took a 4" x 1" piece of Basic Black card stock and I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" set using Versa Mark. I embossed them with white embossing powder. I had moved the words over so I had room for the packages on the left.  I taped the Basic Black piece in place and then the two Bermuda Bay packages on first and the Daffodil Delight package was set in place using a Dimensional.

I die cut a 2-3/8" circle and a scalloped circle a little larger. I used Whisper White for the smaller circle and Bermuda Bay for the larger circle.  I'm going to guess that the Whisper White circle on the original card was larger and the scalloped circle was die cut into a frame. It sure looked like that to me but I didn't want to mess with that. I don't like trying to line up those dies to cut evenly all around. I don't always get it straight and I have a limited amount of Bermuda Bay.  The way I did it worked and I like how it looks.  I taped the circles together and then I taped them to the front of the card.

I set the lion in place using Dimensionals.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of my card and the card was done.  

I think it's SO darn cute and I just love the colors here.  I was glad I could use a larger piece of the DSP too. I have a lot of that left in the package.

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


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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

I found this card on Pinterest and as I was making it  I kept thinking, "have I made this card before?"  Well, yes and no.  You can see the original card (today's card) here.  And you can see the card I thought was this one here.  They layout is the same, the color is different.  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock.  This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I had cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the "So Very Vellum" 12" x 12" paper that was free during Sale-a-Brations.  I hardly used any of it and when I saw this card I decided to make it so I could try to use up some more. I hadn't even touched the Pool Party color in the package. You get two sheets of each color and I had not even used one of the two of Pool Party.  I taped this piece to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party card stock. I was going to use Whisper White because the vellum needed to be more stable but the Whisper White made the vellum look washed out.

I die cut the stitched rectangle using the "Stitched So Sweetly" dies.  I used the largest one on Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the raindrops on from the "Under My Umbrella" set using Pool Party ink. 

I stamped the umbrella, umbrella handle, boots and two sets of flowers from the same set using black Memento ink.  I was able to punch out the umbrella and the handle but I had to fussy cut the boots and flowers.

I colored the images in using my light and dark Real Red Blends pens.  The leaves were colored in using the light Old Olive Blends pen.

I glued the handle to the umbrella and then just set it on the front of the Whisper White piece so I could see where to add the words. The words are from the same set and they were stamped using black Memento ink.

I added Dimensionals to the umbrella and boots and set them in place on the Whisper White piece.  

I tied a red ribbon around the vellum piece. Actually, I cut the ribbon an inch longer on each end and taped the ends to the back of the vellum piece with scotch tape.  I tied a bow and set it aside.

I set the Whisper White piece in place using Dimensionals and then I used two small glue dots to set the bow in place.  

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

I like the look of this card but I think I like the other one I had made on March 22nd better.

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Beautiful You, Peaceful Moments, Birthday Card

The "Beautiful You" set is going to be retiring. I had to look it up to be sure. It's kind of sad because it is a fun and easy set to work with.  I found a card on Pinterest that used the set and the "Best Dressed" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  You can see that card here.  I did change it a little.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Melon Mambo.  I didn't have any Lovely Lipstick card stock. I don't always buy the in colors. Only if they really catch my eye.  That set did not so I didn't buy any one of them.  But they do coordinate with other colors or almost match, so I ran with that.  I think it blends well enough. It may have blended better if I hadn't run the strip on top of the DSP but no one is going to notice that.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. The original card opened on the bottom and the fold was on the top.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock on top of the card base.

I cut the DSP to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and I taped it to the top of the Whisper White piece.

I cut a 1-1/4" x 5-1/8" strip of Melon Mambo card stock and I taped it on top of the DSP.

I die cut the largest stitched oval on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  You can stamp the image first or stamp it later.  I opted to stamp it after I die cut the oval. 

I stamped the image from the "Beautiful You" set using black Memento ink. I colored the hat and dress in using my Blender pen and my Melon Mambo ink pad. 

I die cut an oval from vellum that was just a little larger than the stitched oval. I taped the vellum oval to the front of the card.  

I set the Whisper White oval in place on top of the vellum oval using Dimensionals.  

I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set using black Memento ink. I die cut them with an oval die and I also die cut a Melon Mambo scalloped oval for the back layer. I taped the two layers together and I set them in place on the front of the card with Dimensionals on the right and tape on the left.  And that was it.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I do like the look of the vellum behind the oval.  And I was glad I found a use for that particular design of DSP in that pack.  I found that one difficult to work with but this is a perfect place for it!

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

Monday, April 27, 2020

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

Oh my gosh! I just love the looks of this card I found on Pinterest.  I was looking for a cheery flowery card and when I saw this I knew I had to make one. My granddaughter's birthday is next month so I thought I would make it for her.  I'm still ahead on my card making this year!!!  You can see the original card here.  I was not able to find a link to the card so I had to guess at colors and sizes.

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

The layer on top of the base is cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". The original card was cut 4" x 5-1/4".  I thought it should be just a little bit smaller.  I do like this look better.  

I die cut the circle using the second largest stitched circle.  I cut it using Whisper White card stock. 

I stamped the packages from the "Bonanza Buddies" set using Bermuda Bay ink. I stamped the tall one that is under the lion. I stamped it on it's side. Then I stamped taller one using the same stamp without inking it up again.  I stamped the smaller package image using Daffodil Delight ink. I fussy cut the package.  I stamped the ties to the packages using Bermuda Bay ink.

Next I stamped the lion. I stamped the body using Daffodil Delight.  The mane and the tail were stamped using Mango Melody. I used Pumpkin Pie at first but it was a bit too dark.  And I stamped the hat using Bermuda Bay ink.  I die cut all the pieces.  I took the face piece and stamped the eyes and nose using the small stamp that came with the set using black Memento ink. I glued the pieces in place. Don't forget the tail!  I set them in place on the circle using Dimensionals.  Except for the hat, I added the Dimensionals after I was done doing the balloons.  Set the lion in place on the circle.  

Then I set the circle on the front of my card so I could see where to put the balloon strings.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.

The balloons were stamped using Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped the left balloon first and then I stamped the second balloon without inking the image again.  And the third balloon was stamped using Bermuda Bay ink.

Once again I set the circle on the front of the card. I lined it up where the balloon strings and the lions arm meet.  I needed to see where the words were to go. The words were stamped using black Memento ink.  I love the font of these words.

Once the stamping was done, I set the circle in place using Dimensionals.  I did add two Dimensionals to the hat. I just stuck them to each other and put it on the back of the hat.  When I set the circle in place, the hat had some stability because of the two Dimensionals.  And that was it.  

Isn't it just too stinkin' cute?  I love the look of this card and now I'm ready for my granddaughter's birthday. I ordered her gift from Amazon. She wanted a Barbie car for her one and only Barbie doll. So we ordered her another Barbie doll and some clothes.  I made sure I ordered the stuff early because things like that are taking longer to deliver.  You hate to disappoint the children during these trying times.  You try to make it seem as normal as possible without scaring them.  Who knows what runs through their little heads.  When they come to visit on Sundays we just do the normal things we did before the world changed.  We just have fun and play games and do crafts.  Anyway, this is her card and I think she will like it.

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

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Up!

I found this pretty card on Pinterest and I just had to make it. I LOVE sponging. I think it was one of the first "techniques" in stamping that I learned. I think I sponged all the edges the cards I made for months!!!  I get carried away sometimes! LOL  You can see the original card here.  I did change the wording.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Mango Melody. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Whisper White card stock.  I die cut a circle in the upper middle of one of the pieces.  I used that piece as my template. I taped the two pieces onto my work surface and then I sponged on some Daffodil Delight. I did cover the entire circle with it.  

I used Mango Melody on the top and middle of the circle.  And then I colored the upper part of the circle using Calypso Coral ink.  I did lightly bring down a little of both colors into the Daffodil Delight.  I only did that a couple of times and lightly.  

I left the template on and then stamped the flowers from the "Painted Poppies" set using black Memento ink.

I removed the template and stamped the words. They are from the "Peaceful Moments" set using black Memento ink.

I taped the Whisper White piece to the Mango Melody piece. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done. As quick and easy as that. 

I just love the sponging.  I will try not to make all my cards this week with sponged images!!!  I'll try!! LOL

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

Saturday, April 25, 2020

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

Once again I pulled out my "Perennial Essence" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and grabbed a piece of scrap to make my card. I have several small pieces in the pack and it's nice when you can use them up.

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

On top of that I have my DSP layer.  The DSP measures 4-3/4" x 1-1/2" and the Blackberry Bliss card stock measures 5" x 1-3/4".  You can make your width to whatever your scrap measures. You might have to move the words up a bit but I'm sure you can make it work.  Or if your piece is thinner, you can make that work too!

I taped my two pieces together and I set it on the card to see where my wording was going to go.  I set up the "congratulation" from the "Peaceful Moments" set on my Stamparatus.  Then I stamped them using Rich Razzleberry ink. I thought Blackberry Bliss would be too dark.  And now I see that the Rich Razzleberry is very dark too. I could have just used black ink. But there is a bit of color in the wording, so I guess it worked out enough!

I taped the DSP layered piece under the words.

I stamped the image from the "Witty-Cisms" set using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  I colored the hat in using the light Blackberry Bliss Blends pen and then I added a little dark Blackberry Bliss to the top left piece and under the brim and then I colored again with the light to blend the two colors in. Doing this you don't get that sharp line between the first color and the second.

After coloring, I die cut the second smallest "Stitched Circle".  And I die cut a scalloped circle just a little bit larger than the stitched circle. I used Blackberry Bliss card stock for that. I taped those two pieces together and I set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make and you get to use up some of those pieces of scrap you thought would sit in the package forever or until you recycled them thinking they were too small and you'd never do anything with them.  

I do like how this card looks and I'll be adding it to my graduation card stash. I have no need of any this year but I'm sure there will be some for next year.

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

Friday, April 24, 2020

Wonderful Moments, Wedding Card, Bridal Shower Card

Did you ever go looking for card samples on the net and then run across one that you didn't even know how you got there?  I have done that a lot lately. One card leads you to another and another and the next thing you know you're SO deep into the internet you wonder if you've reached the end!!! LOL  Well, today's card was like that.  Though I did save the link so I wasn't totally lost. It was such an elegant card that I thought I would give it a try. I was a bit disappointed though, there were no measurements, so if you want to make one, you may want to use mine or you can work out your own. You can see the original card here.

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.  I took my 1-1/4" circle punch, turned it upside down and inserted the bottom right corner in the backside of the punch and punched the corner.  Let me explain this more clearly.  You have the punch upside down so you can see the metal on the back.  Insert the corner of your card stock between the blades of the punch.  You are not punching a whole circle, you are just going to clip the corner.  I lined up my corner between the 3 and 6 o'clock position.  I didn't like the very side edges of the partial circle, so I cleaned them up with my scissors.  I repeated this for the top left corner.

Next I cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Smoky Slate card stock. I embossed it using the "Ruffled" embossing folder.  It's a retired folder but I kept it because I like it.  Any embossing folder will work, you just need some texture on that piece of card stock. Once it was embossed, I cut it to 4" x 5-1/2" and I rounded the corners, the same corners as the card base has.

I took a 2-7/8" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the image from the "Wonderful Moments" set using black Memento ink.  I colored it in using my Blends Pen. For the body, I used the Ivory pen. For the flowers I used the light Rich Razzleberry pen. For the hair I colored it in first with the light Daffodil Delight pen and then colored in some highlights with the dark Daffodil Delight pen.  And I colored the bow on the back of the dress with the light Smoky Slate pen.  I rounded the corners.

I cut a 3" x 3-7/8" piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and I rounded the corners. 

I taped the Whisper White stamped piece to the Rich Razzleberry piece. Then I taped that to the Smoky Slate piece and finally, I taped it all to the card base.

I stamped the words from the "Wonderful Moments" set using Smoky Slate ink.  I punched it out with a 1-3/8" circle punch. 

I took a 2-1/2" piece of the white silver edged ribbon and I taped the ends together.  I taped it to the circle and then I taped the circle to the front of the card.  

I cut a 3" piece of the dotted organza ribbon and I folded it in half and put some snail tape on it to hold that fold. I added some more snail to the backside and set it in place on the brides head. And that was it.

It's not a difficult card to make, especially if you have all of the measurements. And now you do too!

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

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Perennial essence, Friendship Card

Are you ready to make a super fast and yet elegant looking card?  Just read this post and you will find that it took you longer to read it than it did to make the card!

I was looking at my Designer Series Paper (DSP) packages and I pulled out the "Perennial Essence" pack and saw a bunch of small strips in it.  And I thought I should see if I could use them on a card and here is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. My card stock was cut on the short side. My piece measured 4-1/4" x 11". I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it.  The fold is at the top. This card opens at the bottom.

I took a piece of my DSP and it measured  4-1/4" x 1-3/4".  You can make yours wider or narrower if that is what you have on hand. I think any size smaller than 2" would work just fine.  

I cut a 2" x 4-1/4" piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and then I taped the DSP to it. 

I taped the two pieces to the top of the card base.  Mine is about 3/8" from the top of the card (where the fold is).

I set the card in my Stamparatus so I could stamp the words nice and straight. The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink. I did have to stamp them twice to get them nice and dark and solid.  I usually set most of my stamping up in the Stamparatus now. I find I make much better cards doing that.  Once the words were stamped, the card was done.

See, I told you it was a super quick card.  Very easy and elegant too!!

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

I found this beautiful card on Pinterest and I just had to make it. You can see the original card here.  

I love the colors on this card.  That is probably part of the reason I really liked this card.

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

I cut a quarter sheet of Whisper White card stock to stamp the images on.

First I stamped the flower from the "Beautiful Friendship, the large double flower using Pumpkin Pie ink.  Then I stamped the smaller flower using Calypso Coral. And the very mall rose is from the small double roses. I stamped the larger one using Mango Melody.  

I stamped the blue leaves using Bermuda Bay.  I also stamped the dotted stems using Bermuda Bay too.

Then I stamped the leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink.  

The center of the two flowers are stamped using Cajun Craze ink.

The words are from the same "Beautiful Friendship" set using black Memento ink. 

I cut the stamped piece to measure 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and I set it in place using Dimensionals. And that was it.  Pretty, isn't it?

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Varied Vases, Thank You or Friendship Card

I saw this pretty card on Pinterest and I just had to make it. I have not used the "Varied Vases" set in a long time.  Other than to use the "Birthday Wishes" words. You can see the original card here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock.  The original card uses Flirty Flamingo.

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

I set up the Whisper White piece in my Stamparatus so I could stamp the scalloped image.  I wanted to get it as straight as possible.  I stamped it using black Memento ink.

Then I stamped the words from the "Varied Vases" set using black Memento ink

I punched out the vases using the matching punch for the "Varied Vases" set.

I set them on the scalloped line so I could lightly mark with a pencil where the flowers would go. 

Stamping the flowers was easy enough. I just let the stems hang over the edge of my stamping block so I didn't have to mask anything off.  I should have stamped my flowers higher than the lines I had lightly drawn.

I colored the scalloped piece and the flowers using my Blender Pen and my Real Red ink pad.  I don't use my Blender pen much because I just LOVE my Blends Pens.

When I went to put the vases on they were too tall. I had to trim the top and bottoms of the right and left vase.  The center one was fine.  And the vases are not evenly spaced apart. This was a bit more difficult than I thought it would be.  Not that it doesn't look okay this way, I was just hoping to have them spaced nicer.  I do like the  card and how it looks.

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

Monday, April 20, 2020

Positive Thoughts, Here's a Card, Detailed Bands, Birthday Card, One Sheet Wonder Technique

While looking at some fun cards on Pinterest, I ran across one that used the old "One Sheet Wonder" technique.  You can see that card here.  

I had not done the One Sheet Wonder technique in a very long time.  So I got out a sheet of Whisper White car stock.  I now wished I had not used a whole sheet. It was kind of hard to get the images squished in enough to look full.  I ended up added a few more butterflies to mine to get it to look fuller.  I will probably put the rest of that sheet in recycling. I did ruin a half of it by trying to fill in some of the gaps. It looks like I tried to fill in some of the gaps!!! LOL

So here is what I ended up with.

I cut the One Sheet Wonder piece to 2-1/8" x 5-1/2".  

I cut a piece of Pear Pizzaz card stock to 2-3/8" x 5-1/2".  I taped those two pieces together and then taped them to the card base.  My card base is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  

I die cut the fancy frame for the words using the "Detailed Bands" dies and Pear Pizzazz card stock.

I taped the words to the fancy frame and then I added taped the frame on the sides and center and set it in place on top of the card.

The card was done. It's a quick way to make a fancy looking card.  I think I'd like to try the One Sheet Wonder again sometime using a different stamp set or maybe a smaller piece of Whisper White card stock.  Maybe I'd figure out how big I want my piece of card stock to be first and then cut it to suit my needs and then stamp.  I'll have to experiment and share my results with you then.

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

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Here's a Card, Magnolia Lane DSP, Birthday Card

This card has a very fun layout. It's super easy and quick, plus you can use up some of your smaller pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP).

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock. 

On top of that I cut a 3-1/8" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.
Then I cut a 3" x 3" piece of DSP.  My DSP is from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" package.  I had some smaller pieces in my package and it was SO great to be able to use them on a card. Sometimes there's a size that is kind of hard to work with.  This layout helps you use some of those smaller pieces.   I taped the DSP to the Whisper White piece. I lined up the top and sides, leaving the bottom open for words.

I stamped the birthday greeting from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink.

I took a 5" piece of black ribbon and I taped it with scotch tape to the back of the Whisper White piece.  My ribbon is retired and it's 1/8" Ribbon Taffeta. I didn't have any other thin black ribbon. Plus I'm trying to use up some of my ribbons.  I have LOTS and I need to start using what I have so I can justify buying some new ones later.  When the new catalog comes out I will probably buy one, but it may be a white that I can color with my Blends Pens, that will save money plus give me every color I have in Blends Pens.

After I taped the ribbon onto the back of the Whisper White piece, I slipped the ribbon (still on the spool) under the taped ribbon and I tied a knot.  Then I cut the ribbon from the spool.  And that is it, the card is complete.  Well, I did add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and then it was complete!

This is a fun card to make and I have LOTS of DSP that I would like to use up making simple cards like this.  Simple and pretty!

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

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

I really like this "Beautiful Friendship" stamp set but have not played with it much.  Once again I had purchased too many sets and don't give them the time I should.  I said I wouldn't buy so many the next time and when the spring stamps came out I ordered too many, again!  But with the new catalog coming out and with what is going on in the world, my shopping will be more limited. So maybe I will be buying just the exact amount of sets that will get used more often.  

But for today's card, here's how I made it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of the thicker Whisper White card stock. The color is a little different and so is the texture. It's not as smooth as the regular Whisper White, so it absorbs ink differently.  I didn't stamp on it, so I didn't have to think about the ink absorbency part.

I cut a 4-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock (not the thicker stuff).  I stamped the roses from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using Grapefruit Grove ink. I didn't buy the in colors but I did get a cube in one of my Paper Pumpkin kits.  It was a bit dry, so I sprayed it gently with 4 spritz of distilled water.  You always want to use distilled water because tap water has elements in it that could make your ink pad become moldy or smell or both!

Next I stamped the leaves using Soft Sea Foam ink.  Then I added the flower centers using the Pumpkin Pie ink pad. 

The stemmed images in the right corner were stamped using Cajun Craze ink.

The words are from the same set and I used Cajun Craze ink to stamp them too.

I cut a Cajun Craze piece of card stock at 3-1/2" x 4-1/2".  I taped the two layers together and then I set the piece in place on the center of the card base using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

I like the clean and simple look of this card.

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

Friday, April 17, 2020

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

Earlier this month I had made a card using this layout. I had cut my Designer Series Paper (DSP) in half and I had two pieces left, so I taped them to the front of a card and set it aside for another day. Today was that day. You can see that card here

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I had taped two 2-1/8" x 5-1/4" pieces of DSP from the "Pleased as Punch" 12" x 12" paper pack.

I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" stamp set from the 2020 Spring Catalog.  I just LOVE those words in the set.  I didn't expect to find words like that in a set that leaned more towards children. These words are just too sweet.  I stamped them using Calypso Coral ink.  Regretting not using Mossy Meadow instead.  But it still works.  I stamped them on Whisper White card stock. 

I die cut the words using the stitched circle die. 

I die cut a scalloped circle using Calypso Coral card stock.  I taped the two layers together. 

I was just going to set the circle in the middle of the card using Dimensionals but I thought it needed something more.  I grabbed my Baker's Twine and thought I would add some fun string to the card. I was going to use some silver thread but it looked too think for this card. If the flowers were more delicate I think it would have worked but since the flowers were more whimsical, I thought the twine would look better.   I took the twine and just made loops and taped each one down individually. 

I added Dimensionals to the back of the word layers and I set them in place over the twine, centering it on the front of the card.

And that was it.  Super easy and super quick when you use stuff sitting around.

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to stop by, and be well,
Wanda 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Music From the Heart, Pleased as Punch, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today I wanted to make a cheery card.  Something with bright pretty flowers. And this is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Granny Apple Green card stock.  This card was cut on the short side at 4-1/4". It measures 4-1/4" x 11".  I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it on the score line.

I die cut the large stitched rectangle using the "Rectangle Stitched" framelits dies.  

Next I die cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Pleased as Punch" 12" x 12" pack.  I thought the green would be a nice background for flowers.  I taped it to the Whisper White piece and I taped them to the front of the card.

I die cut a square from the "Stitched Shapes" framelits dies using Whisper White card stock.

I also die cut a rectangle from the "Rectangle Stitched" framelits dies using Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the words from the "Music From the Heart" set using black Memento ink. I set it aside to dry.

I took a piece of DSP from the "Pleased as Punch" pack and punched out the flowers using the "Small Bloom" punch.  It was a Sale-a-Bration item and if you don't have it, you can fussy cut the flowers. I have five of them on my card.

I set the square in place using Dimensionals. I made sure the top and sides were equal distance apart, or close to equal. 

I set the flowers in place in a circle on the stitched square using Dimensionals.

I took my word piece and set it in place using Dimensionals.  

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

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

I love the colors of this card. It's got a welcoming spring look to it.  I'm hoping to look out my window tomorrow and see all of the snow gone. There's still patches of it on the ground here in Minnesota.  I am SO done with it.  It was gone but on Easter Sunday we were blessed with 4" of the white stuff and the days that followed it was cold so it didn't melt very fast. Oh and then there were a couple of days that there was a dusting of snow.  UGH!!!  I need spring and flowers and sunshine and the smell of the blossoms on the trees.  I need something pretty to look at outside while I'm indoors trying to keep busy. Not that I don't have plenty to do, I just am not interested in doing it. And with that said, I'm going to gaze at my card some more and feel that fun summery feeling!

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Flowering Foils, Birthday Card

Sorry for the delay in posting.  I am having server issues.  The photo is stuck in my email and I can't access it.  But in the meantime I will start writing up my post and hopefully when I'm done I will be able to access the photo.  The only problem I see after I can access the photo is that blogger doesn't always let me put the photo where I want. I usually add the photo first and then the words.  So if my post looks odd, this is why. And if it looks normal, then "never mind"!  LOL

I found this card on the internet. I was very disappointed that I couldn't access the page it was posted on. The card said to go to their blog, the card was posted there.  Yup, I went to the blog and 10 pages of looking, I gave up. I like it when the direct link is added with the post.  It is less stressful for the person looking for the info. Especially if it's an older card and you post every day like I do.  SO, here is my version of the card.  Oh, you can see the original card here.  If you have the time you can look though the pages there. I made it to page 10, perhaps you might be able to start there.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Petal Pink. I cut my card on the short side at 4-1/4. This card measured 4-1/4" x 11".  I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it.  So my card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Flowering Foils" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I sponged on some Flirty Flamingo ink.  I taped the DSP in place on top of the card base. 

Here is where I changed the card. I don't care for that kind of fun fold. I prefer a regular folded card and so do those who purchase my cards or that receive cards from me.

I cut a 2-1/2" x 3" piece of "Flowering Folds".  And I cut a 2-3/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock for the layer. I taped the two pieces together.

Next I got out a "Pearlized Doily" and set it aside.

I die cut the fourth largest scalloped circle using Petal Pink card stock.  

I die cut the second smallest "Stitched" circle die using Whisper White card stock.  I was going to just stamp the words right on the piece because I didn't have the images that went with the punch. But I thought I would try to work with it.

I fussy cut 3 sets of flowers from the "Flowering Foils" DSP and I sponged on some color. I did leave a couple of the flowers without color.

I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set using Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White card stock.  And I punched them out using the "Label Me Fancy" punch.  I also punched out a Flirty Flamingo one too.  I taped the words to the Flirty Flamingo piece together, leaving the top and left sides showing the Flirty Flamingo color.

I cut a 5" piece of the "Polka Dot" Tulle ribbon.  And I cut a 4-1/2" piece of the "Metallic Edge" ribbon. I colored it using my dark Petal Pink Blends pen.  I folded the ribbons in half and taped them to the center on the backside of the scalloped circle.  Then I taped the scalloped circle to the doily.

I taped the Whisper White stitched circle to the top of the scalloped circle.  

I added Dimensionals to the word layers and set the piece in place on top of the stitched circle, a little towards the bottom and not quite center. 

I set the flowers sets in place using snail tape. 

I added "Champagne" rhinestones to the center of each of the cut flower sets.  I had not used these rhinestones yet so it was kind of fun to be able to.  I don't usually buy colored rhinestones because I have (or I think I have) all the colors of the Blends and I can color my rhinestones with them.

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

If you like the original card and want to make it, you will have to figure out how big to cut the front piece and the attached fancy fold piece.  I just like this kind of card and I do like how this turned out.

I hope you are well and I thank you ever SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda




Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Positive Thoughts, Wonderful Moments, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I have been having some fun with the "Positive Thoughts" set, but not enough fun! I have not played with it as much as I would like to.  So today I took it out and thought I would make my mom's birthday card a bit early.  I'm still ahead of my card making. I have yet to be late with one so far this year!  It was one of my goals to be on top of the cards. I even have 1/4 of our Christmas cards done for this year too! Another goal of mine. I'm trying to get some of the things out of the way that take up a lot of time during the holidays.  Christmas card making is one of them.  No one will care if I send them a card from an expired stamp set. And after I let that sink in, I started making some Christmas cards!  Just trying to ease the stress of the holidays.  I hope it works.

Today's card is a very simple one.  The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

I die cut the pierced edge rectangle piece using Whisper White card stock.  I set it on my cutter and cut the Old Olive layer 1/4" larger.  

I stamped the ferny leaf from the "Positive Thoughts" set using Old Olive ink on Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the image three times but only inked the image once.

I stamped the words from the "Wonderful Moments" set using Mossy Meadow ink.

I stamped the flower from the "Positive Thoughts" set using a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and Rococo Rose ink. I die cut the flower using the "Nature's Thoughts" dies. I LOVE it when a stamp set comes with matching dies. 

I taped the pierced edge Whisper White piece to the Old Olive rectangle and then I taped that to the card base.

I took some silver thread and wrapped it around three fingers five times.  I added some snail tape to where I thought the flower was going to be set.  I put the thread on that tape and spread out the loops a bit.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the flower and set that in place over the threads.  

I added a larger pearl to the center of the flower and three smaller ones to the ferny area of the card.  And the card was done.

This is a very quick and easy card to make.  I would like to try another one but use the beautiful butterfly instead of the flower.  And maybe another one using both!  Now I have plans for future cards using this set!!!

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to stop by today.  Stay well.
Wanda

Monday, April 13, 2020

Back on Your Feet, Wobble Technique, Get Well Card

A few days ago I made a "Wobble" card and I thought it would be fun to make another one.  You can see the card I made a few days ago by clicking here.

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

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Old Olive card stock.  Punch out 3/4" to 1" circles from it before you tape it to the card base.  Or you can use a scrap piece of Old Olive.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock for the front layer. 

I stamped the words on the front of the oval cut piece.

I die cut an oval using the largest "Stitched" oval dies.  I saved that oval for another project down the road. No, nothing in mind, I just seem to save everything. If you saw my workroom you'd know I'm not kidding.

I had a scrap piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I taped it to the back of the oval. Make sure it's smaller than the 3-3/4" x 5" piece.  Then tape the Whisper White piece to the Old Olive layer.

I stamped the turtle from the "Back on Your Feet" set.  I just love this turtle.  I colored it in using my Blends pens. I used both light and dark, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight. And I used the light Soft Suede.  

I punched a whole in the center of two of the circles.  

I took some 24 gauge wire and wound it around my Sharpie pen. Not the big old fashioned Sharpie but the finer point one.  You can use anything to wind it around as long as it is round.  I wound it around the pen four times.  I made sure the ends were sticking out about a half inch for both.  I removed the wire from the pen. I inserted one end of the wire through the hole in the circle. I bent the wire so it stuck to the tape. Then I added another piece of strong tape over that. 

For the other end I did the same thing.  After adding the strong tape over the wire, I added the other circle. The one that didn't have the hole in it. Make sure you have the tape side on the outside to affix it to the bunny or the front of the card.  It doesn't matter which end goes where. 

Remove the protective covering from the strong tape and tape one end to the back of the bunny.  Then remove the tape on the other end and eye where you'd like the turtle to be and press the circle in place. 

And you're done!  Give the turtle foot a little flick.  My turtle's foot is at about the 2 o'clock position. I just pulled it lightly to the 3 o'clock position and let go.  It's fun and cute!  Now give it a try!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by.
I hope you are feeling well and are safe.
Wanda

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Flowering Foils, Wonderful Moments, Birthday Card

I found this pretty card on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  I did make a couple of minor changes.  And no, not the piece of backing from my square dimensional.  LOL I did not see that when I was taking the photo and I thought about retaking the photo but I decided to leave it there to show you that I'm really not a perfectionist!!! LOL

There was not a whole lot of instructions on the link so I just winged it.

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White and I textured it using the "Layered Leaves" 3D embossing folder.  I LOVE this folder and it was the closest think I had to what the original card used.  I thought leaves would be a great background anyway.  I taped that to the card base.

Next I fussy cut the flowers from the "Flowering Foils" 12" x 12" paper pack. I colored the flowers in by sponging on Flirty Flamingo ink.  And the leaves were sponged in using Pear Pizzazz ink.  Those two colors were on the original card, I was able to scroll down to the supplies to purchase list and saw the colors.

The words are from the "Wonderful Moments" stamp set. I stamped them on a 1/2" x 1-1/2" piece of Whisper White using black Memento ink. 

I colored a 2-1/2" piece of the Silver Metallic Edge ribbon using the Flirty Flamingo Blends pen.  

I taped the words to the ribbon.  Then I trimmed the edges of the ribbon.  

I added my small square Dimensionals to the ribbon and I set it in place on the card.  And that was it.

This was a very simple and quick card to make.  I have LOTS of the "Flowering Foils" paper left and I plan on making more cards like this. I will change the words to make a get well, Mother's Day, thinking of you, and a get well card.  I think all of those would be great on this card.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today.  Be safe and stay healthy,
Wanda


Saturday, April 11, 2020

Flowering Foils, Wonderful Moments, Waterfront, Birthday Card

I found a video on the internet that used the "Flowering Foils" Designer Series Paper for the focal part of the card.  You can see that video here. I found it a bit difficult to follow at times because I didn't feel she was totally organized and she didn't always say what color she was using. And I didn't get the measurement of the strip till it was too late.  I will provide you with the instructions as I made it and you can visit the video to learn how to tie that fun bow.  There's several cards on that video so you will need to find this one somewhere after the first third mark.

The base of the card I guessed was a folded half-sheet of Pool Party.  

The next layer is Pear Pizzazz and it was cut at 5" x 3-3/4".  

The Whisper White card stock was cut at 4-7/8" x 3-5/8".

That strip is from the Flowering Foils and cut it at 1". I just kind of eyed it and mine was almost 1" wide.  And it needs to be cut at 4-7/8". Mine came out a bit short. I could have cut the strip and hid the seam under the flower but I didn't think of that until now. But it looks okay the way it is.

The dots were stamped using the image from the "Waterfront" set and Pear Pizzazz ink.  You can see the placement of it in the video. It was only stamped three times on the Whisper White piece.

The layers were taped down and then the strip. There is also a punched strip added on the bottom right edge of the strip.  Add that before you set the strip in place. 

The words are from the "Wonderful Moments" set.  The original card used the "congratulations" from the "Here's a Card" set.  

I added some snail tape to the center of the flower and then wrapped some silver thread around my fingers and then stuck them to the back of the flower.

Dimensionals were added to the flower and the flower was set in place.

Crystal rhinestones were added to the background.

The bow was from the "Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon" spool. It was colored using the light Pool party Blends pen.  It doesn't take long to dry and you can color that ribbon to match all of your cards.  Well, as long as there's a Blends pen to match!  You may want to watch the video on how to make that bow. It's a fun and easy way to make it. That part gets a thumbs up in my book.

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

I really like the looks of this card. The colors are what really caught my eye.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today. I hope you are all still well and safe.
Wanda


Friday, April 10, 2020

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

The "Wobble Card" technique was fun to do. I thought you'd like to make a card with a bit of flair!  Something different than just a regular card.  I found a video on how to make it here.  It's in German but you can follow along just fine. I do not understand a single word of German and I managed to make the card!  So if I can do it, you can too.  I will help you along with the card but you do need to watch the video for the spring part. 

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 Macaron card stock.  Before I taped it in place I punched out three circles. I used a 1" circle punch. You really want to use something smaller. I had to attach the wobble mechanism at the head instead of in the center of the image. And I can see it from an angle.  But it's still cute and I still like how it turned out.]

I stamped the bunny from the "Welcome Easter" set on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink. I colored him in with my Blends pens. I used Ivory, Bronze, Crumb Cake, and Petal Pink.  I die cut him out.  You can fussy cut if you don't have the dies.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.  The original card has a heart on the card and Mint Macaron ink was sponged inside the heart.  I don't own the heart die that was used so I improvised.  I took the largest stitched oval and I die cut a piece of scrap card stock that measured 3-3/4" x 5".  You could use copier paper too.  I just grabbed what was near me.

I set the oval on my Whisper White piece and I taped it down with some retired Washi tape so it wouldn't move on me while I was sponging.

Next I took that oval piece that I had cut from scrap and I set the oval aside and used the other part. I set it over my die. Oh, I did tape my die on upside down.  Once I had the scrap over the oval, I sponged on the color. I had to do this because the first one I did, I didn't realize that I had gotten sponged ink beyond the inside. So I thought if I sponged some more on the outer area it would look like a frame.  It looked dumb. SO I cut a new piece of card stock and that is when I thought of making the mask for the outer part. I'm not a neat sponger. You may be and you can try it without the mask.  I set the bunny on top to see where to add the grass. I stamped the grass in place using Mint Macaron ink.

Once I was done with the sponging, I stamped the words from the same "Welcome Easter" set using black Memento ink.

I taped the sponged piece to the Mint Macaron piece.

I added some strong tape to the circles and I punched a hole in the center of two of them. 

I took some 24 gauge wire and wound it around my Sharpie pen. Not the big old fashioned Sharpie but the finer point one.  You can use anything to wind it around as long as it is round.  I wound it around the pen four times.  I made sure the ends were sticking out about a half inch for both.  I removed the wire from the pen. I inserted one end of the wire through the hole in the circle. I bent the wire so it stuck to the tape. Then I added another piece of strong tape over that. 

For the other end I did the same thing.  After adding the strong tape over the wire, I added the other circle. The one that didn't have the hole in it. Make sure you have the tape side on the outside to affix it to the bunny or the front of the card.  It doesn't matter which end goes where. 

Remove the protective covering from the strong tape and tape one end to the back of the bunny.  Then remove the tape on the other end and eye where you'd like the bunny to be and press the circle in place. 

And that's it.  Give the foot a little flick and watch it wobble!  Fun, huh? And it really didn't take that long to make either!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today. I hope you are all safe and healthy,
Wanda

Thursday, April 09, 2020

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

The new "Welcome Easter" set is fun to play with. I did make one Easter card and the other cards I've made with this set have been baby cards.  What a fun set and you know I love versatile sets.

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 Balmy Blue. I taped that piece to the card base.

Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White for the front.

I stamped and die cut the sheep.  I colored it in using my Blends pens. I used light Smoky Slate, light Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Crumb Cake and Dark Basic Black.

I set the lamb on top of my piece to see where I was going to do my sponging.  I found the center area where the lamb was to be set and I started sponging with Balmy Blue.  Every time I inked up the sponge, I started in the very center where the lamb would hide it. I didn't want to just start where I left off or it would be too dark and hard to get blended in.

I also sponged a thick line where I was going to put the words.  I taped this piece on top of the Balmy Blue piece.

The words are from the "Hoot Hoot Hooray" set. I masked off the teddy bear on a rocking horse so I could just stamp the words.  I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.

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

This was a fun and easy card to make.  I SO love sponging and how it can really make an image on a card pop.

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to visit today. I hope you are all well and safe,
Wanda

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Positive Thoughts, Wonderful Moments, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I'm playing with an older technique.  I had made a card using this technique back in 2016.  You can see that card here.  I love it that I have several samples to go by. I did have to take a look myself. And you can see the other sample I have here.  

This is a pretty easy technique to do.  I cut my Gorgeous Grape card stock 4-1/4" x 11".  I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it.  Then I cut off 2" from the bottom and I cut 2" from the fold.

I cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" paper pack to 1-3/4" x 4". I needed two of these.  I taped them to the card front and the 2" card front piece that was cut off. 

I cut a 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Gorgeous Grape for the layer of my panel.

I cut a 2" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock for the image.

I stamped the fern image from the "Positive Thoughts" set using Old Olive ink. 

The words are from the "Wonderful Moments" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I taped the piece to the Gorgeous Grape panel.  Then I took a ribbon I had and tied it around the panel and just tied a knot. You can use any ribbon you have on hand. That's what I did. I have SO much ribbon here and I need to start using it up. 6" at a time helps but not fast enough!  LOL

Now comes the tricky part.  I found that if I clip the bottom piece to the card, lining it up with the back of the card, it was easier to put the panel on. I just used a big paper clip.

I put 4 Dimensionals on the panel. And I also added 4 Dimensionals on the DSP, making sure that it was under the panel and not sticking out.  I removed the backing and set the panel in place.

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

This is such a pretty card and a fun layout.  I have made several of them and can see myself making more.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to visit. I hope you are safe and healthy,
Wanda

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Music From the Heart, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog, A Quick Card

Another quick card to share with you today.  I am still sewing masks and tomorrow I am going to be done. I need a break from sewing. I'm not a big fan of sewing but I did it for the cause.  Because I could. But after tomorrow I am going to go back to dabbling in my other crafts.  And maybe cleaning in my workroom. I pulled out what I thought was a couple of pieces of fabrics ended up to be a whole shelf in the back corner. I don't go in there because I knew it was fabrics, I knew there was a bold of muslin and some fur but I didn't know there was so much cotton fabric.  Glad I didn't clean that out last year. I did the upper cupboards but never got to the lower ones.  SO I had plenty of fabric to make many masks.

So tonight's card was quick because I am tired.  

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 Basic Black card stock.  I taped those two pieces together.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock and I set it up in my Stamparatus. My black Memento ink is acting weird right now. I think I may have overinked it but only in one spot. I'm waiting for it to even out. If it will!  I set up the piano and the words from the "Music From my Heart" set.  I did have to stamp the "you're" twice. I don't know why it didn't stamp nice the first time. I did ink it. I had to press harder on it. I think it may be thinner or warped. 

I colored in the heart using my Blender Pen and the Rococo Rose ink pad. 

I stamped three tiny hearts using Rococo Rose ink.  I only inked it once.

I taped this piece to the Basic Black piece and the card was done.

I like the simplicity of the card and I REALLY like the words. This is a fun set and I want to play with it some more.  Though I'm not sure what category to put this under.  A birthday?? An "I love you" card?  

I hope you are all well and safe. I'm off to cut masks out and sew them together. 

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

Monday, April 06, 2020

Music From the Heart, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog, Birthday Card

This card was a bit more difficult for me than I thought it would be.  Well, not exactly difficult, just more to it than it looks.  The original can be found here.

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

I stamped the musical lines from the "Music From the Heart"  using black Memento ink.

Then I stamped the treble clef and the words at the same time both are from the "Music From the Heart" set. I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  I wanted to see if it would stamp darker than the Memento ink.  I don't recommend it and I'll explain later.

Next I stamped the tiny heart in the set. I did stamp off with the following colors,  Daffodil Delight, Seaside Spray,  and Rococo Rose.

I used the dotted stamp image from the "Happy Birthday to You" Sale-a-Bration set using Daffodil Delight ink, straight from the ink pad.  Any splatter or dotted image will work.

And then I sponged some Seaside Spray ink on the are of the treble clef.  This is where you don't want to be using Basic Black ink. It smeared a bit.  The black Memento ink wouldn't do that.  But it's light and it will be okay, just making a mental note for the next time I used the Basic Black ink.

This was an easy card to make, it was the little hearts that were a bit time consuming.  But all in all I like it and I would make it again.

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

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Hoot Hoot Hooray, Itty Bitty Greetings, Mother's Day Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Once again it seems that I'm making super quick cards because my time is so limited lately. I have been sewing masks for the local hospital, which I delivered last week and now I'm making them for relatives, friends, and neighbors.  They want to pay me but I just can't accept any money for them. This is a crisis we are in and I would not feel right profiting off it.  I gladly sit at my machine knowing I'm helping out someone. I should be done sewing after this week and I will be spending some time for me. I have things I want to do. I want to play with some metals and I want to paint a canvas I have drawn out. And I'd like to play with some polymer clay!  Plus make cards. Oh and I suppose do laundry, clean and cook dinner (and make lunch because hubby is working from home).  Life is different but yet I need to find some part of the day that feels like the old "normal", it helps me stay grounded.

Okay, onto my card.  The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I have been doing a lot of my cards using Whisper White for the card base because my other colors will become limited and I don't know if I will be able to afford to put an order in.  The ads people click on here pay a little and I use it towards new stamp sets.  Now I will have to be using it to get more card stock and if I get clicks I may get a stamp set too.  It takes a while for it to add up. I don't have an extremely popular blog. And now back to the card.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of copier paper (clean scrap will do) and I used it to tape the Designer Series Paper (DSP) on.  The DSP is from the "Pleased as Punch" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut the pieces 2" x 5-1/4" each and I taped them to the copier paper. I often do that so I can get the DSP even and also so I have something to line up and tape it on straight. I could add the pieces right onto the card base but I often get it crooked. I taped the DSP piece to the card base.

Then I stamped the flower from the "Hoot Hoot"Hooray" set using black Memento ink.  I did mask off the "you made my day" words because I wanted to make this a Mother's Day card. I colored the flower in using my Blends Pen. I used light and dark Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral for the leaves and petals. I used dark Daffodil Delight for the center of the flower.  And that was it for the coloring.  So quick and easy.  I die cut the flower using the stitched oval die. I left the bottom part more open so I had room for the words.

I die cut a Calypso Coral oval using the scalloped oval die. I taped the stitched oval to it. Then I taped the ovals to the front of the card.

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

And that was it.  I love this DSP, it's SO pretty.  The backside of the green is tulips and I didn't buy the punch and the backside of the flowers is some pretty stripes that I will be using in the future.  Maybe, I like the flowers much better.

This is a very quick way to make a card. I may make some cards using this layout to get rid of some retired DSP. I have LOTS of it!!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today. I hope this post finds you safe and healthy,
Wanda