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Friday, July 31, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A few pearl were added and the card was done.

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

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

Thursday, July 30, 2020

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

Today I found this pretty card on Pinterest.  I didn't have some of the elements but I managed to make it as best as I could. You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo. Then a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" pack. On the original card, the striped on the DSP were horizontal, here I had them vertical so it is not as colorful as the original card.  I was thrilled that I had a piece big enough and I didn't think about the orientation.  But it's still pretty.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 27, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, July 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, July 25, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, July 24, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 23, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Monday, July 20, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, July 19, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, July 18, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, July 17, 2020

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

I knew I had another flower set that had two layers to making the individual flower itself.  I was looking for my "Ornate Layers" dies and the "Peaceful Moments/Poppy Moments" set was right next to it. I think these were a bundle.  On my shelf they are just bound together so I know they were probably purchased together or as a bundle.  

This card is easy to make.  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 Whisper White and textured it using the "Ornate Flowers" embossing folder.  That piece was taped to the front of the card.

I die cut the pretty flowery edged piece using the "Ornate Layers" die.  

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped on the "Ornate Layers" piece using black Memento ink.  This piece was then taped to the front of the card on top of the embossed piece. 

I die cut the flower using Whisper White card stock for the back layer and I used the detail die and Daffodil Delight card stock.  The center of the flower is die cut from Early Espresso card stock. I did cut two of those pieces and glued them together.  When I cut the Daffodil Delight top piece I used a sticky sheet on my card stock to make the piece a sticker. I didn't want to try to get glue on the entire piece. I didn't want to deal with the mess.  I sponged Daffodil Delight ink on the Whisper White flower.  I affixed the thin detailed piece to the front.  I thought it looked too blah so I sponged on some Mango Melody ink. Now that I see how it looks, I should have sponged the ink on before I set the detailed layer in place.  But it is what it is and it still looks good.  

The flower center was glued to the center of the flower.

The leaves were die cut using the adorable leaves from the "Poppy Moments" die set.  I die cut them using Granny Apple Green card stock. I cut two and taped them to the flowered frame piece.

The flower was set in place on top of the leaves using Dimensionals. 

And that was it.  I am really liking those leaves. I may have to die cut one out and set it on my worktable so I can remember that there are some fun leaves to use on my cards.  I liked the leaf punch but it's retired.  These look like they'd be a lot of fun to add to cards.

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

Thursday, July 16, 2020

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

Today's card was very fun and easy to do. I know wit looks complicated but it really isn't.  

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

I die cut the thick and the thin images from the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies.  I did add double sided sticky sheets to the back of each of them. I didn't want to do any gluing. I don't like gluing them but I've done it because I forgot to add the sticky sheets.  Live and learn.  But most of the time I don't learn!! LOL  I die cut them on Whisper White card stock.

I sponged on some Granny Apple Green ink on the leaves and I tried not to get any on the flowers but it's kind of hard to see where the flowers begin and the leaves end. I couldn't set the top piece on to see because the backing accidentally came off.  No, I'm not going to talk about it!!! LOL  I could have set it on top to see where the leaves ended but my card is what it is and I think it looks just fine.

I sponged the flowers using Daffodil Delight ink.  Then I sponged them in the center areas using Crushed Curry ink.  And then I sponged the very centers using Mango Melody ink. 

I didn't let the ink dry enough before I stuck the top think Whisper White layer on and it didn't want to stick in spots.  I was hoping I didn't ruin it. It was curling up all over the place.  So I took it over to my heat embossing gun and heated the front up.  More started to curl up in the process but that was okay, I just wanted the whole front of the card to be hot. I turned it face down on my counter and set my Big Shot embossing plate over the top. It was cool and it was flat.  Then I set my plant on top of that. I needed something heavy to hold the piece down for a minute. I went and washed my hands to get the excess ink off and when I came back (a minute later) it was nicely stuck!  So, heat is the secret to making sure things stick.  Heat and pressure.

The words are from the "Blossoms in Bloom" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.

I cut the word piece to 3/8" x 3-1/2" and I cut a Pear Pizzazz piece of card stock to 5/8" x  3-3/4".  Yes, you read that right, Pear Pizzazz.  When I was cutting the card stock I forgot that I was using Granny Apple Green ink.  But it blends in well and looks just fine. 

After all that went wrong, the card turned out nice.  I'm pleased with it.

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Senior Years, Retirement Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I wasn't planning on making a retirement card, even though this was why I bought this set. I saw the "Happy" and didn't read any further.  The set does have a "Happy Birthday" image.  But it's okay, I can add this to my stash.

This was a fun and easy card to make.  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 cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight card stock. I didn't tape this piece yet.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" stack.

I cut a 1-1/2" strip from the same DSP pack.  I used the "Triple Banner" punch and punched the end.  And I did the same with a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.  I taped the pieces to the DSP and trimmed the top.  I didn't measure the length of the strips since I was just going to trim the excess.

I stamped the lady from the "Senior Years" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut the image using the oval die and I die cut a scalloped oval from the 4" x 5-1/4"  Daffodil Delight layer.  

I colored the lady in using my Blends pens. I used light and dark Daffodil Delight. Light Flirty Flamingo. Granite Gray light and Soft Suede light.  For the skin I used the light Petal Pink pen.

I taped the Daffodil Delight and DSP together and then taped those to the front of the card.

Then I taped the ovals together and set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

The words are from the same set and were stamped on Whisper White using black Memento ink. I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I added some tiny pearls to the necklace and earrings and a few little bit larger ones to the front of the card. And that was it.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.  I love how colorful it is.

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



Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Senior Years, Friendship Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

It's not too often I make a card that is not cut the "regular" way.  But it's fun to step out of the box now and then.  I found this card on the internet.  You can see the original card here

Today I had lunch with a friend.  I don't do the heat well and since today was cooler we met for lunch.  We both are very cautious people.  We ordered our food at the drive up and parked our cars so our driver doors were across from each other.  And we were way more than 6' apart but we could still talk and hear each other.  There was a nice cool breeze on a totally overcast day.  We had our lunch and chatted and were together for over two hours.  It started to sprinkle and then the rain came.  We waited it out for a bit but it just didn't lighten up so we had to say goodbye.  But it was a nice time and it's great to connect with friends during these strange times.  Even though we ate in our cars, it was still nice to chat and feel somewhat normal.  We need to see our friends. We need to see someone outside our family circle.  Especially if we work from or stay at home.

Okay, onto this card.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Flirty Flamingo card stock. I cut my card stock in half on the 8-1/2" side.  I scored the card at the 5-1/2" mark.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Merry Merlot was textured using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.  I taped a 6" piece of ribbon onto it.  I secured the ends of the ribbon with two pieces of scotch tape.  I tied a bow and set it aside.

I stamped the lady image from the "Senior Years" stamp set.  I got this set because it had some great sayings and one of them was for retirement.  I had requests for retirement cards but no stamp sets to make it happen.  Now I do.  I had stamped the image using black Memento ink.  I colored her in using my Blends pens.  I used light and dark Flirty Flamingo and light Night of Navy.  I ended up using the dark seaside spray because I thought the light Night of Navy was too dark.  The original card post said that both dark and light Night of Navy were used.  I don't know how she made it look so light because the light Night of Navy is pretty dark.  I colored her shirt in using light Flirty Flamingo. I did find that if you color with the fine tip end it's lighter than the brush end.  Again I found that Flirty Flamingo was a bit darker than the original image.

I colored her hair with the light fine tip Gray Granite.  Then I used the other end for some highlights.  So when you buy the two pens it's like you get four colors.

I die cut the image using the oval circle die and the scalloped oval die for the Flirty Flamingo layer. I taped those two pieces together and I added Dimensionals to the back.

I stamped the words on a 5/8" piece of Crumb Cake card stock using black Memento ink.

I cut a 5/8" piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock. I snipped the ends of both strips.  These strips measured 3" from the tip of the ribbon snipped point to the flat edge on the other end.  I taped these two pieces in place on the card.  I set the bow on to make sure that I could still read the words.  Once the strips were in place, I removed the backing on the Dimensionals and added the oval layers to the front of the card.

I set the bow in place using a couple of glue dots.  I don't know what the white dots were on the original card.  I may add some pearls if I can't find something that is more flat.  Maybe some white sequins????  It needs something.  And I'm even thinking of adding some tiny pearls on top of the pearls around her neck and maybe on the earrings.

This was a fun card to make and my friend that I had lunch with will be receiving this in the mail someday soon! 

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

Monday, July 13, 2020

Ornate Borders, Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

I found the perfect card on Pinterest that I can use my last strip of the "Ornate Garden" Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I had received as a gift.  And now that I used it up and found so much fun stuff on Pinterest to create using it, do I buy a full 12" x 12" package of it?  But then again, I just received my winter catalog in the mail today!!!!  Hmmmm.  What to do?  What to do?

This card was very easy to make and I didn't have anything made ahead of time, or found items.  I just took the strip that was left over, the rest was all cut and assembled and it really didn't take long at all.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  My strip of DSP from the "Ornate Garden" pack was cut 5-1/2" x 2".  And the layer behind it is a 5-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece of Soft Suede card stock.  I taped the two pieces together and I taped them to the front of the card.

The words are from the "Beautiful Friendship" set.  They were stamped using Soft Sued ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut them using the second smallest "Stitched Circle" die.  And at the same time I die cut a Crushed Curry scalloped circle that was just a bit larger than the stitched circle.  I taped the circles together and added Dimenisonals to the back.  I set the circles in place on the front of the card.

I die cut the flowers from the "Ornate Borders" dies. I cut them from a piece of Crushed Curry.  Then I fussy cut the outer edges of the flowers.  What a clever idea, huh? Not mine, I just copied it.  I added a small Dimensional behind each flower. 

I punched my leaves using Old Olive for two of them and Pear Pizzazz for one of them.  I folded each leaf to give it a bit of dimension.  I glued the stems under the scalloped circle.  

I set the flowers in place on top of the leaves.

I colored three rhinestones using my light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen.  I set them in place in the center of each flower and the card was done.

Other than the fussy cutting, the other parts were super quick. It didn't take long to fussy cut the flowers and it wasn't difficult either. I can see myself doing that again.

This was a fun card to make and I was glad I was able to use up all of that DSP.  I have many packets of DSP that were gifts for ordering and I have not used them. So I'm going to be doing some searching on the internet to see what I can make with them and use them up. I probably won't be posting many here since they are all out of retired products.

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

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Ornate Borders, Anniversary, Wedding, Birthday Cards, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card was found on Pinterest. I simplified it even more.  I liked the original card but I needed a quick card because I had to have it done to sign and give today.  Nothing like waiting till the last minute.  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 a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic Black card stock and I had affixed mine to a double sided sticky sheet.  I don't like gluing down those open areas.  

I die cut the image from the "Ornate Borders" dies.  I also saw that you can die cut these borders and use them as stencils.  I'm going to have to give that a try sometime too.  

I trimmed the top and left with my paper trimmer, up to the leaves. Then I had to fussy cut.  I cut around the leaves. I liked that look on the original card and I wanted to give it a try.  I didn't nail it but it's close!  Then I affixed the Basic Black piece to the front of the card.

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

The words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set. They were stamped using Mossy Meadow.  Why Mossy Meadow and not Old Olive you ask?  Because I need a remedial reading course.  LOL  I wasn't thinking when I grabbed the Mossy Meadow ink spot.  But it's okay, it's a dark green and looks just fine.  No regrets. 

I like how the card turned out. It's simple enough yet there was enough fun things to do to make it feel like you actually worked on the card.  The only thing I would do different is to make the front piece on a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of card stock so I could tape it to the front of the card base.  The Blends ink bled through the card stock.  I'm sure the person getting this card (my sister) won't care but it really doesn't look very pretty. It's mostly the Old Olive that is coming through. But like I said, it's okay. And knowing this I will rethink cards before I start to color.  

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

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Framed For You, Stitched So Sweetly, Tasteful Textile, Thinking of You Card

Today I am going to share with you a card that my sweet friend Terri made for me.  She is a fabulous stamper and a super demonstrator.  She's got a great blog with lots of stamping tips and techniques on it.  Check it out here.   

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Highland Heather.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Gorgeous Grape was cut for the layer. 

Then a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.  

The flowers were stamped using the "Framed for You" set.  It's the set that Terri helped design after she hit a million dollars in sales!!!!  I think it's great and fun that the demonstrators get to help create a stamp set of their dreams. (P.S. I had her autograph my set!).  The leaves were stamped first and they were done using Granny Apple Green ink.  Then the flowers were added using Highland Heather ink.  Both images are from her "Framed for You" set.   You may want to cut your focal Whisper White piece and stamp the images as long as you have the stamps and ink out.  That piece is cut 1-3/4" x 2-7/8".  It's taped to a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock that was die cut using the "Stitched So Sweetly" rectangular dies.  The Gorgeous Grape piece was die cut from the layer on top of the card base before it was taped in place.  No one will ever see that there's a piece missing in the middle of it.  I often take a quarter sheet of card stock and die cut in the middle and put it back in my pack instead of putting it in my scrap pile.  I can still use the whole piece when making a layer. If I die cut from a side then I've created a piece of scrap.  It saves on card stock and like I said, no one knows there's a piece missing in the center. 

After stamping on the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece, it was textured using the "Tasteful Textile" embossing folder and then taped to the Gorgeous Grape piece.  

The words are also from her set and they were stamped using Highland Heather ink and punched out using the "Everyday Label" punch.  

The Whisper White focal layer was set in place using Dimensionals and the label piece was tucked under it.

Small pearls were added, my card has 16 of them on it.  It's SO much prettier in real life.

I have played with this set a little and have enjoyed it. I have a couple of ideas for it and I'll be working on them in a few days.

Isn't this a stunning card?  Terri is SO talented.  Be sure to hop on over to her blog and see what she's up to.  She's got a lot of videos.  And be sure to leave her a comment!

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




Friday, July 10, 2020

Itty Bitty Greetings, Ornate Layers, Ornate Garden, Birthday Card

I've almost made it!  I have two pieces of the "Ornate Garden" Designer Series Paper (DSP) left. I received them as a gift in a packet for placing an order with Terri.  She's always so generous with her thank you gifts.  I found this card on the internet and you can see the original card here.  I made some changes.  You can go to Terri's wonderful blog by clicking here.  If you order she will send you some fun papers to play with as a thank you gift!!! 

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 the "Ornate Garden" DSP that was cut 2" x 5".  I taped that to the left side on the Whisper White piece. 

I punched out 6 flower petals and glued them together so I had three flowers. I set them aside to set up.  

I die cut some gold foil card stock using the "Ornate Layers" die cut.  I used the smallest rectangle shaped one.  I taped a 1-1/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Old Olive card stock to it.  And then I die cut a stitched rectangle using Mint Macaron card stock, it was the long one that came in the same "Ornate Layers" set.  I cut it to fit on top of the Old Olive piece. I kept the top and bottom piece.  I needed to have the stitched marks.  After taping, I cut the entire piece in half.  I set the pieces on top of the card but I didn't set them in place.

Next I set the flowers on top of the two pieces and moved them so the opening/gap wouldn't show.  I pushed the petals together so the flowers almost stuck to themselves. I was able to pick the three flowers up as one piece. I turned them over carefully and added two small pieces of scotch tape to hold them where I needed them to stay. I added Dimensionals to the back of them.

I took the bottom part of the gold foiled piece and I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" stamp set using black Memento ink.

I took my retired leaf punch and punched out two sets of leaves.  I do need to look through my stamp sets to see what I have for small easy to work with leaves.  And I need to write it down so I know which set to grab quickly without having to go through all of my sets to find it.  

I lined up the gold foil pieces and taped them in place.  Then I set glued them to the backs of the flowers.  I removed the protective covering on the Dimensionals and I set the flowers in place.

I added some retired "Faceted Gems" to the center of each flower and the card was done.  

I liked it that I was able to create the illusion that the die cut piece was longer than it really is.  Even after the card was assembled it is very difficult to see that it's two pieces.  

This was a very fun and quick card to make. I like the looks of it and I'm thrilled that I was able to use another piece of the "Ornate Garden" DSP!

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

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Peaceful Moments, Friendship, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I thought it would be fun to play with the "Gorgeous Posies" stamp set.  I bought it because I thought the flower and leaves looked like they would be easy to work with.  And they are.  I made this super simple card using that set.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Rococo Rose card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  I textured the front of the card using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I put it on my paper cutter, lining up the tips across from each other.  I cut the piece in half at an angle.  You end up with two triangles. 

I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set using Mossy Meadow ink.  Then I taped this piece in place on the card base.  

I took the other half of the triangle and I stamped the flower on it and die cut it using the 2-3/16" circle die.  I stamped the center of the flower using Melon Mambo ink and the dotted stamp in the set.

Then I stamped two leaves using the leaf image from the "Gorgeous Posies" set and Granny Apple Green ink. I fussy cut the leaves out.  I thought about masking the flower to stamp the leaves but then I decided to try something else.  I took my x-acto knife and cut a slit on the side of one of the flower petals and then took my snips and carefully cut a long the flower petal. It was just enough to slip the leaf under it.  I repeated this for another petal.  I set the circle in place using Dimensionals.  I made sure part of the Dimensional crossed over to the petal so it held the petal in place on the circle piece.  

I colored three rhinestones using the Granny Apple Blends pen and I set them in place on the front of the card.

This was a very fun and quick card to make. I'm not thrilled with it but I don't eye bleach either! LOL

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

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Flowers for Every Season, Get Well Card

I found a pretty card on Pinterest and I wanted to make it but I didn't purchase the latest in colors.  So I thought I would see what I could do with what I had. You can see the original card here.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Seaside Spray card stock. It's an in color for the 2019-2021 collection.  I bought two colors from that collection.  As far as the new ones that came out in June, I have yet to purchase any.  I'm trying to use what I have and go from there.  My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I textured it with the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.  I taped it to the card base.

I cut two 2" strip from the "Flowers For Every Season" 6" x 6" paper stack of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The stack is all in colors but I've been able to work with them, so far.   I cut the floral strip 5" long and the green one I cut 3-3/4" long before punching the ends with the "Triple Banner" punch.  I taped them in place on top of the embossed piece.

The words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  I die cut them with the second smallest circle die using Whisper White card stock.  And used the third smallest scalloped circle die using Seaside Spray card stock.  I taped the two layers together and I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on top of the card.  

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

This was a fun and quick card to make. I am thinking about grabbing a bunch of my retired DSP and whipping up some quick cards.  I have a ton of DSP to use up.  I keep adding the retired ones to the pile and rarely go back to them.  I need to take a day and just make retired stuff cards.  

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




Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Ornate Borders, Peaceful Moments, Stitched So Sweetly, Thank You Card

Today's card is a very simple and quick one.  Quicker if you do it the way I didn't!!! LOL

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

I set the die from the "Ornate Borders" set and I ran it through my Big Shot.  I saved the part that was cut off because I will be using it for the word part.  Now to make this card easier and a little cheaper, just take a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Coastal Cabana and die cut the piece.  The card base will be a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock instead of the Coastal Cabana.

If you use Whisper White as your card base then you will need to texture the front using the new "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.    If you are doing it the way I did it, I cut a 5-1/2" x just a hair short of 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I embossed it.  

I glued the die cut part to the Whisper White.  I just put some white glue on a piece of waxed paper and folded it and smoothed out the glue making sure it was long enough to cover the whole piece.  I touched the flower area on the glue, pressing it into the glue using a piece of copier paper.  Then I stuck it to the Whisper White piece.  Make sure there's tape on the other part of the die cut piece to it sticks nicely there too.  I actually added the tape first and then did the glue thing.

I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set using Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.  I cut that piece to measure 2-3/8" x 1-5/8". 

I die cut the scalloped rectangle using the "Stitched So Sweetly" dies using the left over piece of Coastal Cabana card stock.  I taped the word piece to the scalloped edge piece.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.

I added three sequins and the card was done.  You can use rhinestones colored with a Blends pen or just plain too.

This was a very fun and quick card to make.

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

Monday, July 06, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Ornate Borders, Ornate Layers, Get Well Card

I found this layout on Pinterest. I liked the flower border on the side and the framed words.   You can see the original card here.  I made a few changes.

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

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather card stock and stamped the dots all over it using the dotted image from the "Gorgeous Posies" set. I used Highland Heather ink and I stamped off once before I stamped it onto the Highland Heather piece.

I took the flower border die from the "Ornate Borders" dies.  I lined it up along the right side and ran it through my Big Shot and cut out the fun flowers.  I did save the tiny leaf stems. I know they are Highland Heather in color but I think I can use a Blends pen and color them to some form of green or maybe even just black.  I just like to add more stuff to my worktable because I totally enjoy working in a space that is just big enough to make a single greeting card.  LOL  Tomorrow I'm spending some time cleaning that space up.  Wish me luck!!!  Read further for something fun on this topic!

Next I taped a piece of white ribbon to the card. I cut the ribbon 6-1/2" long and I taped the ends on the backside of the Highland Heather piece.  I also added a little bit of tape to the center of the ribbon on the front. I wanted it to lay flatter.

I stamped the leaves from the "Gorgeous Posies" set. I used Granny Apple Green stamped off once.  I also stamped those same dots in Granny Apple Green stamped off once.  

The words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

Then I die cut the piece out using the "Ornate Layers" dies.  I used my "Take Your Pick" took and popped out those tiny little dots that didn't want to come out easily.  I set that word panel in place using Dimensionals.

The flower is made by punching out two using the "Medium Daisy" punch and Whisper White card stock. I glued the two pieces together.  I punched out a 1/2" circle using Crushed Curry card stock.  I still have come faceted gems that I need to use up and I still have some yellow fuzzy flower centers I need to use up too.  Gee, I'd better get busy making more flowers before summer is over.  LOL  That doesn't matter, I'll make a summer flower in the winter.  I'll even stamp a snowman in the summer.  As hot as these days have been a snowman sounds nice about now.  Anyway, I set that flower in place using a Dimensional.  

The leaves are left over from my June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit. I set them in place with three small glue dots that were in the kit.  And that finished up the card.

Now for something fun (trying to make this fun).  Like I said, I'm going to be cleaning off one of my worktables.  The one I usually spend most of my time stamping at.  The other one has sewing stuff on it (we'll get to that one another day, I can still see the color of the table on that one!).  I will offer this card to the one who guesses how many items on my table that I need to pick up, put away or toss.  A stamp set will count as one item because the stamps are all in one container.  But card stock sheets and pieces will be counted as a single item.  Now whoever guesses how many items I've removed from my table will have today's card sent to them.  Just leave a comment with your guess and I will let the one who guesses the closet to it know how to receive their card.  Sound like fun?  Well, for you anyway.  LOL I don't find cleaning up this stuff fun, that's why it piles up!  I'm not sure when this posts so what I will do is wait until Thursday July 9th to post the winner.  Have fun guessing.  P.S.  There's WAY more than 50!!!


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