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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Many Layered Blossoms, Butterfly Wishes, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this card on Pinterest and thought it was SO pretty. So much so that I had to make one.  You can see the original card here. (Sorry, I can't find the link to the original card, when I do I will add it). It is much prettier than mine. My coloring is different but it's one of those cards that you can't make the next one exactly the same.  I like it, no complaints here.

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

I die cut the images using the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies.  There's a thicker one and the fine detailed one. I used Whisper White card stock for both.

I took my Blends Pens and colored a rainbow of colors across the thicker die cut piece.  

If I had been smart I would have used sticky sheets to die cut both of the flower images but I didn't think about it at the time.  So what I ended up doing was, I took some white glue and put it on a piece of waxed paper. I rolled (not folded) the waxed paper onto itself and moved the glue around on it.  I opened it up and set the thin detailed die piece on the glue. I pressed it down with a piece of copier paper on top.  I immediately removed it an set it in place on top of the wider colored image.  I didn't quite get it on there evenly so some of the color spews out from the detailed lines.  But you only notice it now because I told you about it!!

I set it on top of my card base so I could see where there would be room for the words that I have.  These words are from the "Butterfly Wishes" set.  I stamped them using Versa Mark and white embossing powder. I heat set the powder and then I repeated the waxed paper glue thing for the wider piece and set it in place on the card.

I didn't add any other embellishments. I thought it looked pretty enough without them.  Plus it's cheaper to mail too.  I did add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.  Isn't it pretty? I love all the colors.  It was a fun card to make and I need to work harder on lining up that detailed die.  I'm not sure I want to give up this card, I just love the colors.

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

Monday, June 29, 2020

Thinking of You, Friendship Card, June 2020 Paper Pumpkin

I thought I would take out my June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit and play with it before the next one comes.  I have been busy with so many other things, stamping, sewing masks, some cleaning and sorting, a bit of organizing and sitting and playing with a Diamond painting. I have done three now. One was a dandelion image, there were three dandelions in the picture. Not one of my favorite. You need to buy big, large images to get better detail.  I also did "Starry Night" and Starry Sky" by Van Gogh.  They were larger and took longer but they are done too. It's addictive but yet relaxing.

I found this card on Pinterest.  The link only takes you to the card. There's no link to where it was made and the instructions, so I just winged it.  And pretty much nailed it.  

The base of the card is a printed card from the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I stamped the dashed lines using the Basic Black ink spot that came in the kit.  (Yup, each month you get an ink spot in your kit. I have almost all of the colors now!).  I should have stamped with the card open because when I went to stamp the image touched the card stock, the card closed and then I stamped.  I had a "chatter" on the image.  I was very disappointed and sat here thinking of what I could do to save this card.  I just moved everything down the width of the dashed image.  I opened the card and stamped the dashed image just below the bad image and I used Basic Black ink. 

I covered the bad image with a black polka dot strip that came in the kit. It's sticky (gotta love that). I just stuck it in place.  

I punched out two flowers from the "Medium" daisy punch using Whisper White card stock.  I glued two together.  I punched out a Crushed Curry circle using the 1/2" circle punch. I glued that on top of the flower.

I took the word piece from the kit and stamped the word "Sunshine" from the stamps that came in the kit. I used Crushed Curry to stamp the words.  Then I used the "Sending" words and the Basic Black ink and stamped them just above the "Sunshine".  I set this piece in place with Dimensionals.  Dimensionals came in the kit.

I took a leaf pair from the kit and set it in place on the card. I did set the flower in place to see where the leaves would go.  I used the small glue dots from the kit to set the leaves in place.

I added a Dimensional to the back of the flower and set it in place on the card.

I added some sticky sequins from the kit and the card was done.

I was glad I stumbled across this card. I think I will make another one.  There's one more of this fun card in the kit.  There's two striped ones, two of another fun image like today's card but lighter, and two with sunshine rays.  There's some fun punched out images too.  Leaves, pineapples, lemons, suns and tags to stamp your words on (they all have a gold border).  There's sequins, glue dots, Dimensionals, and 8 stamps.  Plus the ink spot and matching envelopes.  And if this is your very first set you get an acrylic block.  

The only thing that didn't come with the kit was the daisy.  But that was what made me want to make this card. 

This was a fun card and I think I will make three more using the printed cards in the kit. I'm not sure what I will do with the other four cards but I do plan to make the cards and be done with the set.  

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


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Beautiful Friendship, Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card

I found today's card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I did make a couple minor changes.

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

I took the second smallest Stitched Circle die and lightly traced around the inside of it on the front of my card. I needed a guide. I didn't need to erase the circle because it was going to be hidden by the die cut circle.

I took the Bermuda Bay ink and the single rose looking flower (I don't know my flowers) and I stamped it twice around the circle. 

I took the Coastal Cabana ink and stamped two more of the flowers around the circle.

Then I took the double flower buds and inked them up with Bermuda Bay, stamped off once and then stamped on the circle. I got the top one a bit too high because I was following the original card.  Though the original card's flowers didn't stick up that much. I stamped these flowers four times around the circle.

Next I stamped the tiny buds looking image using Gray Granite ink. I stamped them four times. I also stamped again right next to the first image for a stamped off look.

The leaves were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink and the double leaves image.  I stamped them four times.  

I wasn't satisfied with the flowers sticking so high up so I inked up that image again, stamped off and then stamped more around the circle, making sure they stuck out a little more than the first time around.  It helped balance out the image.  Though my eye is still drawn to the top of the circle at the two flowers sticking up.

I had some "Nobel Peacock" rhinetones left and I added them to the card. The original card used some clear epoxy dots.  I didn't have any of those so I used what I had.  You can always add something that is current.

This was a very fun and quick card to make. I think I'd like to make more but use pinks or even yellows.  It's a great card and can be used for many other occasions.

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

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Daisy Lane, Dandelion Wishes, Ornate Garden, Get Well Card

I still have a couple of pieces of the "Ornate Garden" Designer Series Paper" left.  I thought I'd make another card today and then move onto something else for a few days. My goal is to use up those pieces of DSP.  I like them but I don't think I will buy the pack. There's another pack in the catalog that I think I would get more use from. I don't recall what it is right now but it's marked in my catalog.

So, for today's card I used a folded half-sheet of Old Olive for the card base.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside.

On the front I cut a piece of Cajun Craze card stock to 4" x 5-1/4". 

Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock for the top piece.  You need the whole piece because you will be adding the DSP on top.  But you could conserve some of the Whisper White by cutting it shorter and using a piece of copier paper on the back. You need something there to attach the DSP to. 

The DSP was cut at 2-1/4" x 3-7/8".  I taped mine over the Whisper White piece.  

Next I stamped the flower petals from the "Daisy Lane" set. I used Cajun Craze to ink the image up with and I punched the flowers out.  I glued them together and added a retired faceted gem to the center.  I will be using these gems until they are gone. No more hanging onto things because I may use them. I will be using them.  Demonstrators know what to use on the center of the flowers, they are more aware of the current products that would work than I am.  I tend to buy the basic stuff. I rarely buy ribbon or other accessories.  

And speaking of ribbon. Mine is some retired Old Olive ribbon.  You can create your own colored ribbon using white ribbon and Blends pens.  I would do that but I had some retired ribbon I need to use up.  My ribbon is SO old, it's from the spools that used to contain 15 yards!!! I have lots of those still in my ribbon holder.  I'm just going to use them as I see needed in my cards. How can I justify buying new ribbon when I have so much retired ribbons?  Wait to add the ribbon until you've stamped the words.

The words are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using Cajun Craze ink.  

Then I taped the ribbon to the back of the Whisper White piece and I added some scotch tape to hold it in place.  I took the ribbon, still on the spool and tied it to the ribbon on the card front.  I tied a knot and cut the ribbon from the spool and trimmed the ends.

I taped the Whisper White piece to the Cajun Craze piece and then I set the flower in place using a Dimensional. 

For the final touch, 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.

This was a fun card to make and I'd love to make more using some different colors at the bottom.

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

Friday, June 26, 2020

Daisy Lane, Free as a Bird, Ornate Garden, Thank You Card

This card is a bit "interesting" to say the lease.  I wanted to play with the new "Stitched Triangle" dies.  And I wanted to use up some more of the "Ornate Garden" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  They were a gift from Terri.  I have two pieces left.  

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

On top of that I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crushed Curry.  I was going to texture it but I decided I wanted to stamp words on it so a texture would make that task more difficult.

I die cut the Whisper White triangles with the largest longer triangle dies.  I cut three.

Then I die cut the DSP using the second largest long triangle die.  I taped them to the Whisper White triangles.  And I taped those to the front of the card. I liked up the top piece and the bottom piece first. I made sure the corner of the triangle touched the corner of the Crushed Curry piece and also lined up the edge of the Whisper White piece to the Crushed Curry piece. I repeated that for the top piece and then I added the middle piece.

I stamped the flowers from the "Daisy Lane" set using Crushed Curry ink.  I stamped two large ones and four small ones.  I glued two together, turning the petals so the filled in the spaces.  I added a retired faceted gem to the center of each flower.  You can stamp another flower and punch the center out and use it for the center of the flowers.

I was sad that the leaf punch was retired and I haven't really looked at my stamp dies to see which ones would have some fun leaves to use.  But I did remember the "Sprig" punch was not retired so I punched two of them using Old Olive card stock.

I stamped the words at the bottom left using the "Free as a Bird" set and black Memento ink.

I added the flowers using Dimensionals and I added the sprig leaves using snail tape.  And the card was done.

It was a fun card to make but I am not thrilled with the look. It seems a bit too busy for me.

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

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Dandelion Wishes, Ornate Garden, Get Well Card

I found a scrap piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Ornate Garden" 12" x 12" package so I thought I'd try to create a card with it.  Here's what I ended up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  Old Olive would have been better!

I textured a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.  I taped this piece to the card base.

My piece of DSP measures 4" x 1-3/4".   I cut a 4-1/8" x 1-7/8" piece of Old Olive.  I actually cut the Old Olive just a hair bigger. I taped the two pieces together and then I taped the piece to the front of the card making it equal on the top, bottom and left side.

I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut them using the "Stitched Circle" dies.  And I die cut a scalloped circle using Old Olive card stock.  I taped those two pieces together.

I took some white Baker's twine and wrapped it around my fingers there times and taped it to the front of the card where the circle would be covering it. 

I added Dimensionals to the circle and set it in place over the Baker's twine.  And the card was done. It's a quick and simple card and a good way to use those strips of DSP!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Butterfly Gala, Flowers For Every Season, Thank You Card

Today I wanted to play with something new but yet knew I should play with some of the sets I already have that will probably retire next year.  So I took the best of both. I played with some new Designer Series Paper (DSP) and a stamp set from last year's catalog.

I really like the "Butterfly Gala" set and it's got a matching punch so you don't have to fussy cut.  I stamped the butterfly using black Memento ink and I punched it out. I colored it in using both light and dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pens. I set it aside.

I took a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and folded it in half.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 2" x 4" piece of the "Flowers for Every Season" DSP.  I taped it to the bottom of the card front.

I textured a 2" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.  I taped this piece to the top of the card base.

The words are from the "Butterfly Gala" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

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

This is a very quick and easy card to make.  It's fun to revisit last year's sets!!

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Ornate Garden, Ornate Layers, Wedding Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card was a very simple one.  I was going through some of the stuff on my worktable and I found the word piece.  It was already attached to the punched or die cut piece. I don't recall which it was but by the look of how clean it is around the edges, I'm going to guess it's a punch.  I just looked at my punches and it's from the Pretty Label punch.  I wrote inside each of my punches the name, product number, and price so I can know the name just by grabbing the punch and looking.  I wished I would have done that with a lot of my stamp sets, it would have made it easier to try to know how much to charge for them when I go to sell them.  Anyway, the words were stamped using Soft Suede. This was something that was left over from one of Terri's Stamp a Stacks a while back. I think I had replaced the words at home with something else and just hung onto this one for future use.  

So to make this card, I took a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and folded it in half.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I die cut a gold foil piece of card stock using the "Ornate Layers" dies.  I had made it so it was sticky on the back by using the double sided sticky sheets.  I wanted this to stick to the card stock with ease.  I did find it a bit difficult to get the little pieces off.  When the backing was removed not all of the pieces came off so willingly.  So I had to spend a bit of time picking them out.  But once it was done I loved the look.  I stuck the piece in the center of the card, trying to line up all the edges as best as I could.  

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Ornate Garden" paper pack.  I had gotten a 4" x 6" piece of each sheet plus coordinating cards tock from Terri.  She gives out fun gifts when you place and order.  I cut my DSP 2-3/16" x 3-9/16".  I taped it in place using snail tape.

The word piece even had the Dimensionals on the back, so I just removed the protective layers from the Dimensionals and set the word piece in place.  And the card was done.  Ya gotta love those quick cards.  Even if I would have had to do my own word piece, it would still be a quick card.  I don't know what set the words came from but you can use any that would fit in a 1-1/2" circle.  And using Soft Suede ink, it gives it the look of gold too. It just kind of  blends in with all the other gold. I did a little research and found that the words are from the retired "Beautiful Bouquet" set.  I was sad to see that set retire, it had a lot of fun words in it plus all of the beautiful flowers.

This was a fun card to make and it's SO lovely!!  I have a wedding coming up in November (maybe) and I already made the card but I might swap it out for this one.  

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

Monday, June 22, 2020

Many Layered Blossoms, Anniversary Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Now that I had a couple of cards under my belt using the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies, I thought I'd see what I could come up with and here it is.

Using this die set alone you can make some pretty cards.  I did buy the bundle. The only thing I've used in the stamping set "Blossoms in Bloom" was the words.  Though I think I'm going to give the pretty flower background a try soon too.

But for my card today, I die cut the background piece using vellum.

Then I die cut the thinner outline piece using Whisper White card stock.  I did use the double sided sticky paper behind the card stock so my piece would be a sticker.  I had been saving those sheets, but for what?  And why?  Do you do that? I do that with a lot of things and then suddenly they retire and I'm sitting there with lots of product I should have used.  SO I'm just going to use it and if I use it up and want more, I will just add it to my wish list and when the wish list is big enough I will place an order.  

So, back to my card.  I had attached the two pieces together and I set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals at the center of each flower.  You have to look really hard to see them and you have to know they are there to even look for them.  But to the untrained eye, they are not visible.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink. I was going to use Basic Gray or even Smoky Slate but these words were thin enough that black ink was just fine.

I die cut the words using the die from the "Ornate Frames" set.  There's 11 fun dies in that set.  I haven't played with them much but I have other plans for them in the near future.  The words were set in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a VERY fun card to make. It was super easy, quick and fun to do. I can see myself making more for wedding cards.  SO pretty!!!

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

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Blossoms In Bloom, Many Layered Blossoms, Get Well Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Now that I found a fun card using the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies, I feel better about buying it.  After yesterday's card I was feeling like I made a wrong purchase.  But finding this card was great. I LOVE the colors and the ease of making it.  You can see the original card here.  

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

I used Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana card stock for the flowers.

For the thicker die, the background part of the flower image I used Bermuda Bay card stock. 

Then I die cut the Coastal Cabana card stock with the thinner die.  I did use the double sided sticky sheet on the backside of my card stock. I wanted my piece to be a sticker. But I do have an easy trick if you don't have the sticky sheets.  You can put some white glue on a piece of waxed paper or use a craft sheet.  I save the sheets my Dimensionals come on and use the side the Dimensionals were sitting on.  A craft sheet and waxed paper would be a larger surface.  But you do what works best, convenient or easiest for you.  With the glue on your surface of choice, gently fold the piece but don't make a crease, just let it be rounded. You want to squish the glue so it's thinner and pretty even. You can also spread the glue around any way you wish, just make sure it's thin.  Then set your piece on top. I lay a piece of copier paper over my die cut piece and I press down quickly and then remove the copier paper quickly.  Remove the die cut piece and immediately set it in place.  I set it under something heavy while I work on other aspects of my card.  So I would recommend doing this part before any other part of the card.

I got out the words from the "Blossoms in Bloom" set.  And I got out my black Memento ink.

I took my folded card base and I set my die cut flowers in place on it.  For my flowers I had used the double stick sheets for the top and the bottom. Not paying attention to the original card. Nothing was used on the bottom layer.  The piece was set in place on the card using Dimenisonals on the thicker areas of the piece.  If I make another one, I will try the Dimensionals but I do like how mine turned out too.

You set the flower piece on the bottom part of the card and cut away the excess.  

Then you take the rest of the flower piece and put in on the top part of the card and trim off any excess.  

The words were added after the flowers were on so you could see where to place them.  

The original card used Wink of Stella over the flowers.  I didn't have any but it's on my wish list.  I didn't realize I ran out.  But I bet if I looked really hard in my messy workroom I may find a brand new one lurking around there somewhere!!!  Someone come and organize my workroom.  You can play in it too!! Anyway, the Wink of Stella does add a nice shimmer to the flowers.  Once you add that (or not) the card is finished.

This was a very easy and quick card to make. Plus it's SO pretty.  Now I want to play with some red and pink and see what I get. And some of the yellows too!!!  I'm now excited about playing with this set, the dies and the stamps.

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

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Many Layered Blossoms, Blossoms in Bloom, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Catalog

I found a card on Pinterest that used the new "Many Layered Blossoms" dies and "Blossoms in Bloom" stamp set. I am not quite sure what I did wrong but it's not right.  You can see the original car here.  

I didn't have any of the new in colors so I used a piece of Seaside Spray card stock. I used a half-sheet for the base of the card. I folded it in half.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of  Seaside Spray card stock and I textured it using the "Subtle" embossing folder.

I die cut the larger image using vellum and the thinner image using Whisper White card stock.

I glued the Whisper White piece to the vellum piece.  This is where I may have gone wrong.  The link above doesn't show how the card was made.  I don't feel like I nailed it here!!!

I glued the two layers to the top of the embossed piece and I taped the 4" x 5-1/4" piece to the card base.  

The words are from the "Blossoms in Bloom" set. I stamped them using Versa Mark ink on Basic Black card stock. I sprinkled the card stock with white embossing powder and I heated it up.  I trimmed the piece to 3/8" x 2-1/4".  

I took a piece of retired ribbon that complimented the card stock and folded it in half. I taped the piece together to hold that fold.  My ribbon measured 6-1/2".  

I took some linen thread and wrapped it around the embossed piece three times.  Then I set the ribbon in place using glue dots.  I added Dimensionals to the word piece and set it in place on top of the ribbon. 

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

I didn't add any gems to the outside because I couldn't find them. I will probably add some pearls once I dig them out of the pile of stuff on my worktable.  I need to do a little cleaning in there! Yikes!!!

I'm thinking that maybe the vellum piece was set in place using Dimensionals and the Whisper White piece was taped only on the flower centers.  I don't know but I think I may try another style card using this set and see what I get.

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

Friday, June 19, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Daisy Lane, Detailed Bands, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I thought I would try another layout I like to use.  It helps you use up some Designer Series Paper (DSP) but not a lot.  I'm in need of finding some cards that use up a LOT of DSP.  I have a lot of retired papers I should make into cards instead of piling them up in my workroom.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I used the "Subtle" embossing folder and embossed the front of the card.  Then I cut off the left side so all I had left was 1-1/4" left.  I also cut the remaining piece so I had a 1-1/4" strip.

I cut two 1/2" strips of Crushed Curry.  The matching color for this is the new Bumblebee but I don't have any and the closet color was Crushed Curry. It worked for me.

I die cut the word frame using the "Detailed Bands" set and Crushed Curry card stock.

I also cut a Whisper White word frame piece because I needed the center to be white so I could stamp on it.

I stamped the words from the "Gorgeous Posies" set using black Memento ink on the die cut piece.

I stamped two small daises using Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White card stock.  I punched them out with the "Medium Daisy" punch. I glued the center together and set them aside to dry.

I taped the two 1/2" strips to the edges of the Whisper White pieces and then I added the strip of DSP using snail tape.  I had cut a piece of card stock that was just a hair shorter than 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and I taped it to the backside of the front of the card. I needed the front of the card to be more firm and stable.  

I taped the Crushed Curry framed piece in place.  I trimmed the ends because they hung over the card on both sides.  I taped the words to the inside of the frame piece.

I took a couple of leaves from my May Paper Pumpkin kit and placed them behind my flower.  What I did was I added a Dimensional to the back of my flower and I stuck the leaves on the Dimensional and then set it in place on the front of the card.  And there you have it, it's all done!

This was a fun card to make and I really like playing with this layout too. I have several layouts that I think are fun and easy to work with.  

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

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Flowers for Every Season, Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary, Mother's Day Card

Today's card is one of those that allows you to use some pretty busy Designer Series Paper (DSP) and make it look not so busy!

I like this layout and I've used it before on some pretty busy DSP.  It's an easy way to use up some DSP too.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Sea Side Spray card stock.  This card is folded on the left and opens on the right.

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 from the new "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" paper stack.  I kind of regret getting this pack of DSP because it's full of the new 2020-2021 in colors and I didn't buy any. But I did buy a package of Sea Side spray and fortunately these flowers go well with it.  So far I've been able to make this DSP work with what I have, so maybe it will be okay.  

I set the DSP on top of the Whisper White piece to see where the words will need to go.  I set the Whisper White piece up in my Stamparatus so I could make sure I got them stamped nice and dark, centered and straight.  I actually made four of these cards. One piece of the DSP is 6" x 6" and once cut at 3" x 3", I had four pieces.  There's not a lot of pieces to this card so why not make four?  The Stamparatus is all set up, so stamp four.  The words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I didn't have any matching ribbon that was current, so I took some shimmery Basic Gray ribbon and cut it at 4" long.  I taped the ends of the ribbon to the back of the Whisper White piece.  I used scotch tape to keep it in place.  I made sure the ribbon covered the edge of the DSP.  I slipped some ribbon (still on the spool) under the taped ribbon, I tied a knot and then I cut the end of the ribbon.

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

The more I look at this card, the more I am liking it.  It can be used for a birthday, wedding, anniversary or even a Mother's Day card.  

This was a fun card to make. I love it when I can use up some DSP. But imagine if it was a 12" x 12" piece of DSP???   You'd have 16 super simple cards to make.  Maybe enough cards for the entire year!!

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


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ornate Layers, Gorgeous Posies, Anniversary or Wedding Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog


I was looking on Pinterest to find a card I could make for an upcoming anniversary.  When I saw this card all I could say was "oh my". I thought it was SO pretty.  You can see the original card here. I did have to change the background because I didn't own that embossing folder. And the words. The link doesn't take you to any measurements for this card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of the card base is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the new "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.  I taped this piece on top of the card base.

For the layers I used the dies in the "Ornate Layers" set.  I die cut two of the long stitched border ones. One for the center piece and one for the words.

All of the dies I used are from the one side of the pack of dies.  There's the long dotted edge piece with stitches.  That's the one that was used on the far left.

Then the scalloped edge one with does was cut and set on top of the larger die cut piece using Dimensionals.

One of the two long thing stitched border ones was stamped with the words from the "Gorgeous Posies" set using black Memento ink.  I cut that piece to 3" long.  

The other strip was die cut in the center with the flowers and hearts die.  A 3/4" x 3-5/8" piece of Basic Black card stock was glued behind it.  You might want to do this piece first and set it somewhere flat to dry while you work on the rest of the card. I set this piece on top of the card to see where the words need to go.  But I thought it was hard to do once I removed the strip and added Dimensionals to the back, I lost my line of site there.  So I picked a new spot to help me see where to add the word strip.  It's just above the two holes after the first scallop part.  You don't need to be exact here, up a little or down a little won't make this card ugly at all. I set the word piece in place with Dimensionals on the right and snail tape on the left.

Then I added the center piece using Dimensionals.

I added a gold "Metallic Pearls" to the center of each flower and the card was done.

I need a wedding card this fall (hope they can have the wedding, it's already been moved from April) and this would make a very pretty one for the occasion. I'd just use the same wording too.  Hmm, maybe I should just make another one as long as everything is still sitting out!  Such a novel idea! LOL

I really do like this card, even with my changes.  I still can't justify buying the word embossing folder.  I have to go through my folders, some retired and I have not cleaned them out yet.  I will be putting all of the things I need to remove from my workroom in my web store.  I will let you know when something will be posted there.

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


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ornate Borders, Ornate Garden, Here's a Card, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

One more card using the "Ornate Borders" dies and "Ornate Garden" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I had received 6 pieces of the DSP cut 4" x 6".  All different too!  So I plan on making at least 6 cards with it.  The one I made today could make two identical cards if you just cut the DSP in half.  You can see the original card here with a few changes to fit what I have on hand.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock.

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set on a 2" x 3-3/4" piece of Calypso Coral card stock using Early Espresso ink.  

I die cut an Old Olive border using the "Ornate Borders" die.  I left about 3/4" on the edge before cutting.  I needed to have something to tape to the back of the DSP.  After cutting I just used snail tape to tape the border to the back of the DSP piece.  The DSP was cut 2" x 5".  

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of copier paper (you can use Whisper White card stock if you like).  I taped Calypso Coral piece to the copier paper, making sure the edges all lined up. If they don't, just trim away any copier paper that shows.  Then I taped the DSP to the copier paper.  

I took a piece of Old Olive ribbon and taped the ends on the backside. I used scotch tape to hold them down.  Then I taped the whole piece to the Early Espresso piece and the Early Espresso piece was taped to the front of the card base.

I slipped a piece of ribbon (still on the spool) under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. Then I cut the ribbon from the spool. I had also added a glue dot under the knot to hold it in place.  And about 2" over on the ribbon I added another glue dot to hold the ribbon in place.

I took some vellum and die cut 2 flowers using the cute little flower dies in the "Ornate Borders" dies.  I glued them in place, setting one on top of the other but offsetting it.  I colored a pearl using my darkdMango Melody Blends pen.  It is set it in the center of the flower.

And for the final touch, a few sequins were added to the top part of the card.  I think they were gold on the original card but I couldn't find mine.  If you saw my work area you'd be amazed that I can find anything. 

So now that my card is done I will be cleaning off my worktable and see what is under all the papers and stuff sitting here.  Maybe!!  I say maybe because the dryer just buzzed.  Too many things going on.

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

Monday, June 15, 2020

Ornate Style, Ornate Thanks, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Don't you just lvoe it when you find you have all of the products to make a card you see and like?  I actually had all of the stuff to make this card I found on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  There is a link to the web site where it came from but there is not a lot of information on how the card was made.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock.  The front edge of the card was cut back.  I cut off 1-1/2".  

I cut a 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Terracotta Tile card stock. I had gotten a fun gift pack of Designer Series Paper and card stock pieces from Terri for placing an order.  She always gives gifts with orders.  I usually put these packets in my tote and rarely use them.  But today I thought I should use it before it retires (like all the other packets I have!).  

I cut a 2-3/8" x 5-1/8" piece of DSP that came from the "Ornate Garden" Specialty Pack. I taped it to the Terracotta Tile piece and then I taped those two to the front of the card.

I die cut the fun lacy piece from the "Ornate Layers" dies.  I used Terracotta Tile card stock. 

I cut a 2-1/8" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White to stamp my flowers on.  The flowers are from the "Ornate Style" set and I used black Memento ink to stamp them. I had also made a mask so I could stamp the flowers in the back, well, just one flower needed the leaf mask.  I colored the leaves in using both light and dark Old Olive Blends pens.  I colored the center of the flowers using my sponge dauber with Crushed Curry ink on it.  I just gave the dauber a twist in the center of the flower.  I taped this piece to the center of the Ornate Layers piece.  And then I taped it to the front of the card. I did trace a light line on the backside so I would know were to not put the tape.

The words are from the "Ornate Thanks" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I was going to use Old Olive ink but I forgot to grab it and I just stamped without giving it a second thought.  They just pop, don't they?  Old Olive would have given it a softer look.

I die cut the "Thank You" using the die that came in the "Ornate Layers" set.  I taped it in place on the front of the card.  Make sure you don't add any tape to the right side or your card will not open!  

I took a piece of Terracotta Tile and cut it 4" x 5-1/4" and I cut a piece of Whisper White 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped the two pieces together and then I taped them to the inside of the card.  And the card was done.  On the original card, there was a flower and some wording on the inside. I prefer to leave mine blank.

I like the look of this card but I thought it was a lot of work, only because I made some mistakes that took some time to fix and then I ended up redoing it anyway.  So it doesn't bring joy so I won't be making another one any time soon!  LOL

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

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Framed for you, Thinking of You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Terri Gaines Stamp Set

I have always loved stamp sets with small images so I could use this layout with them.  Remember the bingo set they sold a number of years back?  I loved that one because all of it's images fit in this small space.  It allows you to showcase a small image and have that image be the entire focal point of the card.  This set was designed by Terri Gaines.  When a demonstrator hits $1,000,000 in sales they help design a stamp set that is then put in the catalog or mini catalogs.  How fun, huh?  Terri is a very talented stamper.  You can see her stuff here.  She also has a lot of videos too.  They are "raw", not edited at all.  She jumps in and just shows you how to make the card or do the technique.  As she says, "bloopers and all". I like that, it's got a genuine feel to it.

Anyway, here's today's card. I used Terri's set "Framed for You" again and I will put it away for a few days while I play with something else that's new. But rest assured, I will be using this one again, it's very fun and it has LOTS of pieces to it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Granny Apple Green card stock.  This card was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side and scored at 5-1/2".  This card opens at the bottom and is folded at the top.

My Whisper White piece as cut 3-1/2" x 4-5/8".

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the new "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" stack.  It uses the five new in colors.  I don't buy the in colors unless one really hits me. Like last year's Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.  I just can't afford all the papers, inks, and markers.  So I often pass on the in colors.  Here I was able to make the DSP work with the colors I have. I made the colors I have work with the card I made on June 12th.  I cut my DSP 2-7/8" x 4".  

I cut a piece of Poppy Parade card stock 3" x 4-1/8".

I lined up the DSP on top of the Poppy Parade piece. I added a tiny little dot of snail tape in the area where the circle is to be punched out.  You only need a tiny amount to hold the DSP in place while you punch.  I used a 1-1/4" circle punch.  I slid the two pieces (all lined up) into the punch, all the way to the back. I centered the sides and then I punched the circle.

I took the DSP and put a piece of copier paper behind it and punched a ring around the circle using the 2-3/8" circle punch.  I tossed the ring in recycling.  

I taped the DSP to the card stock, being sure to line up the circles and the edges.

I tied a ribbon around the two pieces.  I cut my ribbon about 3-3/4" long and I taped the ends to the back.  Then I slipped more ribbon (still on the spool) under the taped ribbon and tied a knot.

I stamped the leaves from the "Framed for You" set using Granny Apple Green ink.  I did trace a circle on my Whisper White piece so I could see where to stamp the leaves.  I erased the circles once the ink was dry.  My piece measured about 2" x 2". You just need a scrap piece of Whisper White for this.

I stamped the flower from the "Framed for You" set using Mango Melody ink. I fussy cut it out.  

I took the 2" x 2" piece of Whisper White card stock and I set it in place over the circle using Dimenisonals.  I had set the Dimensionals on the back of my Poppy Parade card stock.  I lined up the leaves and I pressed down to get the Dimensionals to stick.

I added the flower, centering it as best as I could.

Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the piece and set it in place on top of the 2-1/2" x 5-5/8" piece of Whisper White.  And then that Whisper White piece was taped to the Granny Apple Green card base.

I added a small pearl to the center of the flower.

The words are from the same set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I punched them out using the "Everyday Label" punch. I trimmed it to about 7/8" from the top center to the center of the bottom bump.  I taped this piece in place just under the ribbon.  I added a glue dot under the ribbon knot to help hold it in place and the card was done.

I just love using this layout and this card is okay. Not one of my favorite but it will do!  LOL

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

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Framed For You, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Catalongg


I was looking to make a super quick and simple card but I thought it looked too simple, so I added a layer behind the focal piece and this is what I came up with.  Which do you like better?

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  For both cards I stamped the green leaves from the "Framed for You" set using Granny Apple Green ink. 

I stamped the flower using Highland Heather ink. I fussy cut the flowers out.

I stamped the words from the same "Framed for You" set using black Memento ink.

I set the flower in place using a small Dimensional and I added a pearl to the center of the flower.

That completed the bottom card.

For the card on top, I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather card stock.

I had cut the Whisper White piece to 3-3/4" x 5".  I taped the Whisper White piece to the Highland Heather piece and then I taped those two pieces to the Whisper White card base.  And that card was done.

Both are quick, though the bottom one is quicker!

This was a very fun card to make and the simplicity of it is perfect for a sympathy card.

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


Friday, June 12, 2020

Framed For You, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Catalog

NEW STUFF!!!  My order arrived last night and I couldn't wait to play with this set.  I think UPS has changed their delivery times, it used to be until 8 pm but when I went to look at the package tracking it now shows 9 pm.  My order came around 7 pm. Orders usually come around 3 pm.  So in the meantime I had to clean in my workroom!  It was awful!!! LOL

I was particular excited about the "Framed For You" set because the demonstrator, Terri Gaines, I buy my stamps from designed it.  And I was meeting her today for coffee.  We call it "cop coffee".  It's where you park your car drivers door to drivers door and have a parking spot between you and you can chat.  But it was a gorgeous day so we sat under a tree in the shade and chatted for several hours.  It was a most wonderful day.  Sometimes we just need to have some outside contact to chat and catch up in these strange times.  Anyway, I worked on a card to give to her today.  It's totally from her set.  I REALLY like this set because it's not only got the birthday greetings, but there's a sending love & hugs, thinking of you and with sympathy.  Terri put a lot of thought into what should be in a stamp set.  I love the variety of words.  There's another small flower in the set, some greens, a texture background and tiny pine cones. Oh and of course the frame.  It's such a fun and versatile set.

To make my card you will need a folded half-sheet of So Saffron. I textured the front of the card using the "Ornate Floral" 3D embossing folder.  I think the little flowers are so sweet.  

I used the Split Coast Stampers layout number SC118.  I have not done a Sketch Challenge in a long time but I did save the printouts so I could repeat or do ones I have not done. I don't have all of the sketches, I think I quit somewhere around 400.  When I can't think of an idea for a card, I will go through the sketches that I put into a photo album and find something that the image I have will fit into and I run with it!  Today's card I wanted something more in the background. In the catalog the card sample used strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I didn't want to do the strips thing so I looked through my layouts and this one caught my eye.

The DSP is from the new "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" pack.  My piece measures 2-3/4" on the wide end and 1" on the narrow end.  I just folded a piece of copier paper in half and marked one end at 1-3/8" x 1/2" and drew a line to make the outside edge. I took my craft knife and a ruler and cut the line.  You can also do this with a scissors.  I marked my DSP and cut it on my paper cutter.  I also cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock 1/4" larger.  I taped the DSP to the card stock and I taped that to the front of the card, centering it as much as I could. 

I stamped the frame using Early Espresso ink.  I often have ink issues with stamps that have fine details. I tried to use as little ink as possible and I kept ruining my frames.  Then I took my sponge dauber and inked it up and then inked the stamp with it.  PERFECT!!!  It got the detail without any extra ink.  I took my square dies and cut out the outside and inside of the frame. 

I cut a 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and set it under the square. I traced the inside square on it so I could see my work area.

I stamped the ferny leaf using Pear Pizzaz ink. I pretty much stamped them in a circle around the center of the Very Vanilla piece.  The stems mostly met in the center of the Very Vanilla piece.  It doesn't matter if the do or don't, it won't show once the flowers were put on.

I stamped the five flowers using Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody. I fussy cut them out.  Yup, I fussy cut!!! LOL   I erased my pencil marks and then I taped the Very Vanilla piece to the frame piece before I added the flowers. I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals. 

I cut a piece of Early Espresso about 1/4" larger than the frame and I taped it to the back of the frame.  I set the piece in place using Dimensionals. 

I stamped the words from the "Framed for You" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut them out with the smallest stitched oval die and then I die cut a scalloped oval of Early Espresso for the layer. I taped the two pieces together and I set them in place on the card using a Dimensional on the left side and snail tape on the right.

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

It's SO cute and such a fun set to play with.  Plus it's VERY versatile.  I'm excited to play with it some more.  I was very picky with the sets I bought because of not only the cost but because I don't get to play with them enough before they retire.  I can see myself using this set for many other cards this year.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by (and for reading all the way to the bottom of my unusually long posts!),
Wanda

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Band Together, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!


Today I thought I would play with the "Band Together" set again. My new stuff is supposed to arrive today and I was going to wait until the order came to play with something new but then I realized they might not come until as late as 8 pm, so I thought I would just make a card now and make something new tomorrow.  Besides, I need to clean off one of my worktables so I have a space to set out all the new stuff before I put it where it's going to live for the next year or so.

So onto today's card.  I found it on Pinterest. You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Granny Apple Green card stock. This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

On top of the Granny Apple Green card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Poppy Parade.  This piece had a huge piece missing from the center.  I actually saved the piece for a future card!  I taped it to the card base.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I textured it using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  I taped it to the Poppy Parade piece.  

I stamped the flowers from the "Band Together" set using black Memento ink.  I fussy cut both pieces. There is a die for the larger flower but I was in a fussy cutting mood and I just cut it out.  I also stamped two leaves and fussy cut them out too.  I colored the flower using both light and dark Poppy Parade Blends pens.  The center of the larger flower was colored using both light and dark Petal Pink Blends Pens.  I added some dots using the light "Poppy Parade" Blends pen.

I colored the leaves using both light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends pens.

I die cut the words label piece using Granny Apple Green card stock.

The words are from the "Band Together" set and they were stamped on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut them with the same die cut that was used on the Granny Apple Green piece.

I taped the tabs of the word piece in place on top of the textured Whisper White piece.  I did trim the tabs on the sides of the word label piece.  I added the words to the center using snail tape.

I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  Then I taped the leaves under them.  

I added some sequins to the front of the card for a little bit of bling.

I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card using snail tape.  And the card was done.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.  I really do need to play with this set more.

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


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Sailing Home, Masculine Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Oh my gosh.  When Windows wants to update it wants to do it immediately. It doesn't let you do half the stuff you want to do on your computer.  It freezes open windows and won't open other windows and you finally give in and reboot so it can update so you can move on to what you want to do.  UGH!  Oh and most of the time this happens, the update is a super big one that takes a lot of time to do.  Especially when you want to or need to do other things on your computer.  Okay, done with my rant and my computer is now updated!!! LOL

I found this fun card on Pinterest but I don't have the link because it got shut down when my computer had to update.  I looked in the history and because I had several other windows open the one I wanted wasn't in there.  The original card had the center part as the part of the card that opens.  I didn't like that layout so I just made the card into a regular card.   I tried to find it on Pinterest but it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack.  But the layout looked like the one in this card.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Suede card stock.  The fold is on the left and it opens on the right.

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

I cut a 1-3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 12" x 12" "Come Sail Away" pack.

I cut a 1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Soft Suede card stock strip.  I taped it to the edge of the DSP.  Then I taped the two pieces to the front of the card on the left.

I cut a 2-3/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock.

I cut a 2-1/2" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock.  

I stamped the boat from the "Sailing Home" on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock.  I stamped it using Night of Navy ink.  I die cut the boat using the "Smooth Sailing" die.  I set the boat onto the Whisper White piece to see where the words and birds needed to go.  I set them up in my Stamparatus. Another thing I like about the Stamparatus is it's size. I can set up the boat in one corner, turn the Stamparatus 180 and set up another stamp in the other corner.  Just in case I want to make more than one card too!!  And I am going to make more. I have a full sheet of that DSP.  I didn't care much for the images on either side and I was thrilled when I found this card.  I stamped the words using Soft Suede ink and the birds were stamped using Night of Navy ink.  I taped the Whisper White piece to the Night of Navy piece.

I set the boat in place using Dimensionals.  And I set the Night of Navy piece in place on the front of the card, centering it as much as I could.

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.

This was a very fun card to make and I was glad I was able to use some of this DSP.  Some DSP that is so busy looking needs to be used in smaller pieces and then it becomes something of interest. I'm going to have to remember that the next pack of DSP I buy that has busy sheets that I don't care for.  I'll let you know how that works out.

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




Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Band Together, Daisy Lane, Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Today's card was a very fun card to make.  After I finished it and took the photo I thought the ribbon didn't look right. It kind of makes the card look like it sprouted wings and was going to fly.  LOL Maybe if I cut one end in the opposite direction.  The world may never know!!!

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 Designer Series Paper from the "Best Dressed" 6" x 6" stack (retired).

I die cut a "Stitched Nested Label" using Whisper White card stock.  I used the third largest die.

I stamped the leaves from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set.  I liked the looks of those leaves from yesterday's card.  I colored them in using both light and dark Old Olive Blends pens. 

I had the flower from the other day when I made a card using the "Daisy Lane" set.  I had stamped too many daisy's and I didn't want to put them in recycling.  I glued the two pieces together.  

I set the leaves on the Whisper White label piece and then the daisy on top to see how many leaves I wanted to keep. I liked adding all four of them so I went with it. I glued the stems of the leaves together in the center and then I taped it to the top part of the label piece.  

I added a Dimensional to the back of the flower and I set it in place.

I affixed a Faceted Gem (retired) to the center of the flower.

I took a piece of retired ribbon and I cut it 4" long and tapered the ends.  I taped it to the center of the card,

I added Dimensionals to the back of the label piece and I set it in place on the front of the card.  And that was it. 

This was a very quick and easy card to make.  I like this layout. I like everything about the card except for that "winged" looking ribbon!! LOL

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

Monday, June 08, 2020

Band Together, Detailed Bands, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was surfing the net today to find a fun card sample using the "Band Together" set.  I was looking at my set and wondering why I had bought it. It may have been the words in the set or was it the flower?  I had a rubber band around the set and it was holding die cuts with it.  There it was I SO loved those die cuts!  There was my answer.  So now that I knew why I wanted the set, I wondered why I wasn't using it very much.  Other than the fact that I owned too many sets!  So today I found this fun card on the internet and I thought I would make it.  This set is not retied but I do believe the beautiful embossing folder is.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Flirty Flamingo.  This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock for the layer.  I cut out the black die cut piece by putting it on the Basic Black piece at an angle, the piece is from the "Detailed Bands" die set.

I textured a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock using the "Tufted" embossing folder. I taped it to the Basic Black piece.  

I stamped two flowers from the "Band Together" set. I didn't stamp the whole stem, I didn't need any of the stem for this card.  I used the matching die from the "Detailed Bands" dies to cut the flowers out.  I colored them with my Blends pens. I used both light and dark Daffodil Delight for the center of the flowers and both light and dark for the flower petals.

I stamped 4 sets of leaves from the "Band Together" set and I had to fussy cut them out. I know, it was awful but I managed to survive it!  LOL  I colored them using both light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends pens.

The words are from the "Band Together" set and I used black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut using the oval die in the "Detailed Bands" die set.  I taped the words to the Basic Black die cut piece.  Then I taped that piece to the textured piece.  I centered it as best as I could. 

Then I added Dimensionals to the flowers and I set them in place on the front of the card.

I glued the ends of the leaves in place and the card was done.

I think it's just SO pretty.  I was going to make it an anniversary card but when I got going on it I totally forgot.  So I will probably be making an anniversary card later in the week. I don't need it for a few more days. 

This was a very fun card to make, even with having to do some fussy cutting.

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

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Daisy Lane Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

I  found a fun card o Pinterest and i wanted to make it but I didn't have all the "stuff" to do it.  But I wanted to make it SO badly that I just used what I had and I think it turned out rather well.
 You an see the original card here

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crumb Cake card stock and I textured it using the "Subtle" embossing folder.

I cut a 5-1/4" piece of ribbon. I didn't have the ribbon used in the original card, so I used some Daffodil Delight retired ribbon. I thought it would pull the color of the center of the flower out more. I angled the ends and taped the ribbon to the center of the Crumb Cake piece.

I cut a "Stitched Labels" piece using Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the word "Friend" on it.  It's from the "Daisy Lane" set.  I stamped the words using black Memento ink.  I taped it to the center of the card.  

I stamped two sets of small petals from the "Daisy Lane" set using Smoky Slate ink.  I punched them out using the matching punch.  I glued them together and set them aside.

I took my retired leaf punch (I'm hanging on to this punch for a while, there's no other nice leaf cluster in my stash), I punched out three using Pear Pizzazz card stock.  

I added a Dimensional to the back of the flower and I set it in place on the Whisper White piece.  

I added glue to the ends of the leaf pieces and slid them under the flower. I used three leaf sets for my card.

I added the "Faceted Gem" to the center of the flower.  These are not retired but I have a bunch to use up, so I'm going to be using them where I see fit.  And once those were added, the card was done.

This was a fun and quick card to make.  I was thinking of doing a "Fun and Quick" card week.  

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

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Greetings, Masculine Card

I really like the "Sailing Home" set because it's very versatile.  It can be used for most masculine cards you need to make. Here I'm going to be sending a "hello" to my dad's cousin.  I think that would make him a second cousin to me. I don't really follow the family tree. Ours has too many nuts in it!!! LOL  My dad passed away over 15 years ago and his cousin is still alive. I believe he's going to be 90 or has just turned 90.  I don't know if he knows who I am anymore but that doesn't matter to me in sending a card to him.  I think about him often and then I send a card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Seaside Spray and I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Come Sail Away" set. I taped it to the Seaside Spray piece.

The strip of Seaside Spray on the left side of the card measures 5/8" x 5".  I taped it to the top of the DSP.

I tied some Baker's Twine around the layers, making sure it was centered over the Seaside Spray strip.  I wrapped it twice and tied a knot.  I taped the piece in place on top of the card base.  The left side kept popping up because of the twine so I ended up gluing the left side. I set a punch along the edge to hold it down until the glue took hold.  I should have used Dimensionals.  Then I wouldn't have had any problem with the bulk on the card. I should have know that!!  I'm not new to stamping!!! LOL

I cut a 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Night of Navy and a 2" x 3-1/2" piece of Very Vanilla and I taped the two pieces together.

I took a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and I stamped the lighthouse from the "Sailing Home" set using Night of Navy ink.  I used the matching die from the "Smooth Sailing" dies set to cut the lighthouse out.  I set the light house in place on top of the Very Vanilla piece using Dimenisonals.  Then I taped that panel in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using Night of Navy ink.  I punched them out using the "Classic Labels" punch. I set it in place using Dimensionals.

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

This was a very quick and easy card to make. If you don't have the matching dies, the lighthouse would be easy to fussy cut, there's not a lot of fine in and out edges to it.  I can see myself making more of this layout but using it for "Father's Day" and masculine birthday cards. Maybe a retirement card too.  I need to use up the DSP because it's retired.

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