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Monday, August 31, 2020

Sending You Thoughts, August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Thank You Card

I found this card on Pinterest and was SO excited to make it. It was a perfect way to use the images from the August Paper Pumpkin kit. A great alternative card. You can see the original card here but there is no link to who made it or where it came from other than Pinterest. 

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

The card from the kit was cut at 4" x 5-1/4" and then cut at an angle, but not tip to tip, there was about a 1/2" on the top before the cut started.  Now that I look at this, I should have just followed that yellow line to the bottom instead of to the corner. I didn't look at the original card hard enough.  Now you know so you can make that cut a straight line.  But it is still a cool looking card so I'm leaving it the way it is.

The round ribbon image was stamped on the Whisper White piece using the Pacific Point ink that came with the kit. And I stamped one on a separate piece of card stock for the top image.

The words are from the "Sending you Thoughts" set. They were also stamped on Whisper White card stock using Pacific Point ink. They were trimmed to 1" x 3/8".

The words and the ribbon piece were die cut using the "Layering Circles" dies. I used the smallest for the words, the ribbon was die cut with the 5th smallest, and the Pacific Point piece was die cut using the 6th smallest die.  I taped the ribbon circle to the Pacific Point circle. The word circle was added using Dimensionals.

I cut the Pacific Point ribbon from the kit to 4" long and I clipped both ends. 

A 3-1/4" x 3/4" piece of gold foil card stock was cut and the ends clipped. 

The ribbon was taped to the front of the card and then the gold strip was taped to the top of that. The circle was then set in place on top of the ribbon piece. The "thanks" was taped on top of the stamped round ribbon piece. 

Two gold stars from the kit were glued in place and the card was done.

My card is opposite of the original because I wasn't paying attention (again) to the way I was cutting it. But it still worked out and I like how it looks.

This was a fun card to make and I'm happy the way it turned out.

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


Sunday, August 30, 2020

Ornate Style, Ornate Layers, Itty Bitty Greetings, Thinking of You Card

My plan for today's card turned out to be different than what was in my head. But I'm okay with the way it turned out.

I had taken a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I sponged on my colors. But first I had made a stencil using on of the "Ornate Borders" dies.  I also ended up digging out my light box so I could see my card stock under it.  Perhaps if I would have cut the "stencil" using a window sheet or even vellum I would have been able to see the card stock better. But it worked out so I was good with it. I used a post it note to hold my stencil to my card stock and I sponged the flowers using Daffodil Delight ink. I sponged the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink. I moved my stencil down and over 4 times so I could fill my piece of card stock.  I ended up cutting off a lot of it.

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

The Whisper White layer was cut 3-1/2" x 4-5/8".

I cut a piece of Granny Apple Green at 3" x  4-1/8".

And my stenciled piece was cut at 2-7/8" x 4".

I added a tiny bit of tape to the upper center area of the Granny Apple Green piece. I lined up the stenciled piece and pressed down where the little bit of tape was. I took a 1-1/4" circle punch and put the card stock all the way in and lined up the sides and then punched out the circle. Then I took the stenciled piece and used a 1-3/8" circle punch and punched out an even ring. I taped the two pieces together. Now you will want to add your ribbon now before you begin adding Dimensionals or tape to the back. My ribbon is some retired stuff that I had but I was more concerned about having the right color than it being current. I cut the ribbon about 4" long and taped the ends behind the Granny Apple Green piece. I slipped the end of the ribbon (still on the spool) under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. Then I cut the ribbon. It's easier this way plus it saves on ribbon. 

I stamped the image from the "Ornate Style" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. My piece was about a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" scrap. You just need it big enough to go past the opening of the punched hole. I colored the flower using both light and dark Daffodil Delight Blends pens. And both light and dark Granny Apple Green were used for the leaves. This image was set in place by adding Dimenisonals around the circle and then hovering over it and then pressing the piece to the Dimensionals.  

Dimensionals were added to the back of the piece, except the scrap piece of Whisper White, snail tape was added there. This was then set in place on the 3-1/2" x 4-5/8" piece of Whisper White piece. And then that piece was taped to the front of the card base.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch. I did use a post it note to hold the punched piece so I could put it back in the punch and make the piece shorter yet still have the ends look nice. The word piece was set in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

I'm okay with the way it turned out. This is one of my most favorite layouts. I can utilize those smaller images in a way that they become the focal point of the card.  Cute, huh?

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

Saturday, August 29, 2020

August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Children's Card

I thought I should play with the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit before the next one rolls in.  It seems like these things come so quickly. I haven't finished the last months one. I haven't finished the last few months worth. I need to get busy and get them done and get the boxes out of my workroom. They are starting to stack up. Some of the kits I find not as fun as other kits. It's kind of hit or miss but I can always find something on Pinterest that is made using the kit. I have even come with stuff on my own too!  I know, hard to believe!  LOL  Today's card is right from the kit. There's also a shaker card in the kit, you can make three of them and the other card is a ribbon image with a foil circle with words in the middle. It's my least favorite. I may end up coming up with something different for that one.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. Not in the kit. I cut the green plaid card in half. It was printed on both sides and I figured if I cut it to 4" x 5-1/4" I could make two cards from the one. So I will be coming up with something on my own because I will have lots of half cards left!!!

The rectangle piece was added, it's a die cut from the kit. It was set in place using Dimensionals.

I cut the ribbon from the kit to fit across the rectangle piece. 

I taped the vellum leaves in place. I taped them where they wouldn't show because tape shows through vellum. 

I punched out the trophy and stamped the words on it using the Pacific Point ink that came in the kit. 

There's labels in the kit and I took the smallest one and stamped the word "kid" on it and set it in place using Dimensionals. 

Dimensionals were added to the trophy and set in place on top of the ribbon and vellum pieces. 

Star sequins came with the kit and I glued them in place. There's glue dots in the kit but I prefer to use glue. And that was it. The card was done.  I'm not so thrilled with it but it's not that bad either. I want to look for the word "father" and make up the other two for Father's Day. There's also "friend", "teacher", and "coach" stamps too. There's a "You're the Best" stamp too that would be great with the ribbon looking card.  I will be playing with those this weekend so I can use up the stuff in the kit and have an empty box.  First time in many months!!!

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

Friday, August 28, 2020

Healing Hugs, Stitches Shapes, Get Well Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was thinking about making a super quick card because my time was limited today and this is what I came up with.  This card is GREAT for using up some of that Designer Series Paper (DSP) you've been hoarding.  I HAVE stacks of it! 

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

I used the DSP from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" stack.  I cut my 6" x 6" piece at 5" x 3". This way I was able to make two cards.  I had used a full sheet of Whisper White so when I cut it in half I had two pieces to make two cards.  Why not, half the work is already done. 

The words are from the "Healing Hugs" set. I stamped them using Poppy Parade ink on Whisper White card stock.  I did stamp two.  Then I die cut them using the circle second smallest "Stitched Shapes" dies.

Next a 5-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Poppy Parade card stock was cut.  Again, I cut two.  Before I taped the DSP to the piece. I die cut them with the third smallest scalloped circle die from the "Layering Circles" dies.  I taped the words to the scalloped circle. 

The DSP was taped to the Poppy Parade piece and then that was taped to the front of the card.

After the circled were taped together I added Dimenisonals on the back and I set them in place on the front of the card.  And the card was done.  Super quick and easy.  I am eyeing some DSP on my worktable that I may just cut in to the pieces and have them ready to stamp and assemble when I have some down time.  Down time usually involves me being on the phone on hold. I like to have something to do while I'm on hold. 

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

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Beautiful World, Masculine Card, Friendship Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was thinking about making a masculine card today.  My masculine stash is pretty low.  I found this card on Pinterest and I thought it would be a fun one to make. You can see the original card here

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

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "World of Good" 12" x 12" pack was taped to the front of the card. 

A 2-3/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Whisper White was cut for the layer. And a 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Night of Navy was cut for the top layer.  I didn't buy and of the new corner embellishments but I did have a corner punch, so I punched out two corners for the Night of Navy piece.  My corners are a bit bigger and don't look all that great on there. I should have just trimmed them smaller but I thought I'd just take a chance and see what happens.  They are okay but not great. 

I die cut the globe stand using gold foil card stock. I just used what I had.  

The globe was stamped using black Memento ink and then I colored it in using the light Balmy Blue Blends pen.

The words are from the "Beautiful World" set.  They were stamped using Night of Navy ink.  Then die cut using the second smallest stitched circle die.  

Glue the top part of the globe stand to the globe and then glue the globe in place on top of the Night of Navy piece.  Then the piece was set on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

The words were added with tape and Dimensionals.

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

I do like how this card turned out.  A perfect masculine card.

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


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Basket of Blooms, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I wanted to make a bright and cheery thank you card. I LOVE the Pacific Point blue color. It's a very nice bright blue, so I went with it. I did struggle a little to find colors that would go with it and yet keep it cheery. And this is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a half-sheet of Pacific Point card stock.  The card stock was cut at 4-1/4" on the short side.  Then it was scored at 5-1/2". This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  I was originally going to make it so the card opened on the bottom but I didn't have any thank you words that would fit with the pieces I had die cut.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Granny Apple Green and taped it to the front of the card.

A 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White was textured using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. That piece was then taped to the front of the Granny Apple Green piece.  I didn't punch out my leaves from that Granny Apple Green layer piece, I had some scrap so I used that instead. I punched out three pieces using the "Sprig" punch. 

I die cut a Pacific Point, Gray Granite, and Whisper White piece using the 4th largest "Stitched Nested Labels" die.  

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set. They were stamped using Pacific Point ink.

The three label pieces were taped together leaving about 1/4" of the color of the piece showing. Then they were set in place on the card using Dimensionals.

The flowers are from the "Basket of Blooms" stamp set. They were stamped six time using the "Small Bloom" punch. I used a blender pen and some Pacific Point ink to color in the flowers.  I started out with the pen in the center of the flower so it wouldn't be too dark on the petals. I went outward from the flower center.

The sprigs were cut apart and placed on the left side of the die cut label pieces. I ran a line of liquid glue along the edge of the label piece and I placed the sprig pieces on it.  The flowers were then glued in place.  A pearl was added to the center of each flower and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. It's also bright and cheery too!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today and have a look,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Stitched So Sweetly, Birthday Card, Arrow Fold Technique, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I had a lot of fun making the Arrow Fold card yesterday that I thought I'd give it one more try before I move on to something else. The more you do this the easier it gets.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. It's folded in half on the long side. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is at the top.

With a pencil, I lightly marked the bottom edge of the front of the card at the halfway mark at 2-3/4". And then I marked the sides at the halfway mark at 2-1/8".  Score the piece from the top fold to the center of the bottom of the front. Then for the next score you keep the bottom center on the scoring line and score to the 2-1/8" mark.  Repeat for the other side.

With the card closed and facing you. Fold the long score lines inward on both sides and fold the shorter score lined outward.  Look here at the photo of the card I posted yesterday to see the inside of the card.  You will need to use your bone folder to make those score lines nice and crisp. And you will also need to glue them down because they won't stay down.  Be sure not to add glue where it's not needed.  Just open and close the folds to see where the glue should go.

My DSP is from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" paper stack. I cut it 4" x 5-1/4".  This piece will need to be marked at the bottom half way at 2-5/8". Now you will need to cut from the 2-5/8" to the top corner.  Repeat for the other side.  Try to keep the pieces together. It's easy to get them mixed up. I taped the two smaller pieces to the inside of the card so they were out of the way.  Then I taped the larger piece on the front of the card.

I die cut the Misty Moonlight label piece from the "Stitched So Sweetly" die set.  

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped on Whisper White card stock using Misty Moonlight ink. Then they were die cut using the second smallest die and I used the second smallest scalloped die on some Bumblebee card stock.  I also punched out a 3/8" circle for the center of the flower (to be made next). I taped all the layers together and set the piece in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  Be careful where you set the Dimensionals, you want to keep them on the pointed panel, not the side white ones.

I punched out two daises using the "Medium Daisy" punch. I glued them together and then added the Bumblebee circle to the center.  I set it in place on the front of the card using a single Dimensional and the card was done. I didn't stamp any words inside this one, I left it blank.

This is a very fun technique. And I like how this card turned out.

Thank you SO very much for taking the time to have a look today,
Wanda

Monday, August 24, 2020

Snowman Season, Christmas Card, Winter Card, Arrow Fold Technique

I have never done a "Ribbon Fold" card before.  I though it looked pretty cool and was hoped it would be easy. It is. There's lots of videos on YouTube on how to make this card. Many of them are from Europe and the cards are bigger.

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

On the top part of the card you need to make a light mark in the middle on the edge. I made a small pencil dot at 2-3/4".  Then I scored each side half way too, at 2-1/8".  Now you need to score the piece.  You will line up the fold of the card (on the edge) to the center pencil mark on the 5-1/2" side.  Score it. Then move the card stock so the point is at the score line and the side pencil mark is also on the score line. Score it. Repeat this for the other side.

For the folding part, with the front of the card facing you, fold the long scored lines inward. Then fold the smaller one outward. Look at the second photo, you will be able to see this better.  Once they are folded, use a bone folder to make nice sharp folds.  These folds won't stay down so you are going to have to glue them.  Be careful to only glue the parts that are to be touching each other. 

Next I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the new "Snowflake Splendor" 12' x 12" pack.  You will be cutting this piece.  Mark the bottom center at 2-1/8".  Line the corner and that pencil mark on your paper cutter and cut.  Repeat for the other side.  Keep the pieces together or it will be like a puzzle trying to match them.  

Take the two triangles and tape or glue them to the inside of the card.  See the second photo for placement. 

You can stamp your words on the inside if you's like. Or you can leave it blank and use the words on the front.  

Tape the larger triangle. It's not going to line up perfectly but if you get it close enough no one is going to notice.  

For my card I used the "Snowman Season" set. I was glad it wasn't retired. I like that it has a matching snowman punch to go with it.  I stamped the snowman on Whisper White card stock.  I used my light Pool Party Blends Pen to color the background. I used the dark Pumpkin Pie for the nose, light Petal Pink for the cheeks, and light Smoky Slate for the ground and bottom of the feet. 

I took my Wink of Stella brush and colored in the snowman and snowballs.  Then the image was die cut using the 2-3/8" circle die. And a scalloped circle was cut from Pool Party card stock for the back layer. I taped those two pieces together and set them in place on top of the arrow part. Make sure your Dimensionals don't hang over or they will get on the white part of the arrow and the circle won't lay flat. 

For a final touch I added some "Snowflake" sequins. I was SO glad to see that those were brought back from last year. I had bought 2 containers of them and didn't use as much as I thought I would. To help with the static, I had put a tiny 1/2" x 1/2" square of a dryer sheet in the container.  I placed the little snowflakes around the front of the card using some Tombow multi glue.  And that was it.

Isn't this a fun and cute card?  I like this layout and I'm going to have to try it again.

UGH, I tried to get both photos in there with the words on the side and it didn't work. I don't know what I did wrong but apparently I need practice when adding two photos.

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

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Flowers for Every Season, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I did order a variety package of the 2020-2022 in colors of card stock.  I will probably use black ink or an ink that is close to the color of the in colors but I won't be buying the ink pads.  I just don't use them enough to merit purchasing them.  I only bought the variety package of paper because I had purchased the "Flowers for Every Season" DSP 6" x 6"stack.  I liked the looks of all the flowers in it but didn't pay attention to the colors used. SO after making some cards by trying to match some card stock, I decided to buy the variety pack in my next order.  Now I can use the papers with ease.  I did have the Misty Moonlight ink because it came in my Paper Pumpkin kit.  I have almost all of the colors of ink spots now. There's a few that I'm pretty sure won't be in kits, like Daffodil Delight for one, so I just bought a package of the empty ones and inked them up, so I have all the colors in ink spots now. I like using them for smaller images and words.  Okay, onto my card for today.

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

The Misty Moonlight piece was cut 4" x 5-1/4" and before I taped it on the front of the card, I punched out a 3/8" circle for the flower center. 

The DSP is from the "Flowers for Every Season" set. It was cut at 3-3/4" x 5" and taped on top of the Misty Moonlight piece.

The rectangles were cut using the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" dies. I used two at the same time. I used the thinner more narrow dies, the largest and second largest of those thinner ones.  I cut them both out at the same time. I did use a post it note to hold them in place so they wouldn't shift while I was running it through the Big Shot. 

I also cut a second one using only the larger thin die. It needed to go on the back of the frame where the words were to be stamped.

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped using Misty Moonlight ink.  If you don't have that color, you could use Night of Navy in, it will fit in with the color scheme nicely.

I used pieces of the "Foam Adhesive Strips" to pop up the frame piece.

I taped the framed piece to the front of the card.

Then the flower was made by using the "Medium Daisy Punch". Two were punched out. I wanted to sponge the edges for some added color but the ink looked different than the color of the  flower images. I glued the two flower pieces together and then glued the Misty Moonlight circle piece in the middle. The flower was set in place using a Dimensional and the card was done.  Now it's ready to go out in tomorrow's mail.

This was a very fun card to make. I could have made it a shaker card but I think the August Paper Pumpkin kit is a shaker card.  There's lots of sequins in it, I'm just guessing.  If not, I can always make this layout again as a shaker.

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

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Beautiful World, World Map, Here's a Card, Masculine Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Here's a card I found on Pinterest using the "Beautiful World" stamp set and matching "World Map" dies. It was such a great masculine set that I had to have it.  I have plans of mixing it sometime soon with the "Sailing Home" set.  You can see the original card 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. 

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "World of Good" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut the DSP 4" x 5-1/4".  I taped it to the front of the card base.

I cut a 3-5/8" x 2-1/4" piece of Basic Back card stock. 

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set and were stamped on the bottom of the Basic Black strip using Versa Mark and gold embossing powder.

After the words were done I cut die cut the globe and globe stand from the "World Map" die cut set. I used gold foils card stock for these pieces. I should have used the double-sided sticky paper because I don't care for gluing thin strips of paper.  I took my Multi-purpose glue and spread some on a piece of plastic. I folded the plastic over and pressed the glue around to think it out. I set the globe on one side of the plastic and took a small piece of copier paper and pressed the globe into the glue.  I set the globe at the top part of the Basic Black strip.

Then I glued the globe stand the same way. I lined up the top part of the stand to one of the latitude lines on the globe.  I got a little bit of glue on the right side of the globe. That glue does not like to come off, even off your fingers.  I prefer tape or sticky sheets. I can make a really big mess with a little dot of glue! 

The Basic Black strip was taped to a 3-1/2" x 2-3/8" piece of Gold Foil.  And I set this piece in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White was added to the inside of the card.  Very Vanilla could be used here as well. 

This was a very fun and easy card to make. It's a great masculine birthday card.

Thank you SO much for taking the time for taking a look today,
Wanda

Friday, August 21, 2020

Beautiful World, Beautiful Friendship, Masculine Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog


I found my card today on Pinterest. I was going to look for something quick to make but when I saw this card I just had to make it.  It didn't take a long time to make but it was longer than I had planned. I watched the video and followed along, stopping it where I needed to so I could go cut something out or grab some card stock or dies.  You can see the original card here.  I changed a couple of things but for the most part it looks like the original card.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock. It was scored at 4-1/4".

Then you took a piece of Whisper White that measured 5-1/4" x 8". It was scored at 4" and then 6".  You will be folding the piece in half and with the fold on your right, fold the other scored piece towards your right. When you open the card you will have a 4" flat piece on the right, a valley fold and then a mountain fold.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) that measures 4" x 5-1/4".  You will also need two 4" pieces of the DSP that are 3/8" wide each. The DSP is from the "World of Good" 12" x 12" pack.  

Tape or glue the DSP to the top part of the front of the card base. You are only affixing the top part because after you cut the circle you will need to keep it. You will need to die cut a circle using the largest 2-7/8" circle die.  Save the round DSP piece for a future card, you need to keep the Basic Black circle.

The globe was stamped from the "Beautiful World" stamp set using black Memento ink. It was then die cut with the second largest "Stitched" circle die.  Then it was added to the Basic Black circle using Dimensionals.  

The strips are taped to the bottom inside on the Whisper White pieces.  Make sure that you leave a hair between the score lines or your card will bunch up. Tape the long piece on first about 1/8" up from the bottom. Then tape the next piece on and snip it off. Then you will be taping a strip to the small panel. You will have a little bit on the outside edge to trim off.  

Take the Whisper White piece and stamp your wording on the large flat side (the left side).

Tape or glue the Whisper White piece to the inside of the Basic Black card base. It's kind of backwards. 

Close the card and add the circle, making sure to only glue the right half of it. 

You will need to die cut the globe stand using gold metallic car stock. The globe stand is glued on the top part and only the right half of the bottom part. It's placed under the globe.

I didn't have the enamel dots that were mentioned in the video so I used some retired ones I had.  They look just fine and I'm able to use some stuff I have on hand.

I don't usually add more than one photo and with the new Blogger I did struggle to get the photos on there right. But I did it!! YAY me. I think I've gotten this new Blogger stuff figured out.  Well, I like to think I do anyway! LOL

This was a fun card to make. I'm not big on different folding type cards but I do like this one. Maybe because it looks like a regular card in the front.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to take a look today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Life is Beautiful, Thinking of You Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I had ordered the "Life is Beautiful" stamp set. I wasn't going to buy another tree stamp. It seems that every few years a new one comes out and then it's retired and repeat! This one won't be in the new catalog. It's a Million Dollars in Sales set. The demonstrator reached one million in sales and you then design a stamp set that will go in the catalog.  I bought this because I figured it would be versatile.  It's great for a masculine sympathy card. You can use greens like I found and you can use fall colors. Plus there's snowflakes and what looks like bubbles but I think it might be snow.  I like the bird house, that gives the tree the summer look. I think this tree may be fun for some Halloween images too.   I found this card here. I changed the layers but other than that it's pretty darn close. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Pacific Point card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Garden Green card stock.  The focal piece is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White.

First I stamped the tree using Soft Suede ink. I like the details in the trunk. If your stamp pad isn't too wet the details show nicely. If it is then all you need to do is take a sponge dauber and ink it up first, yes, add more ink. Then go over the tree and it will pick up any extra ink. You need to ink it first so you are not just taking ink in one area, you want to keep the ink even throughout.  After I stamped the tree I also stamped the Soft Suede ground.

Then the leaves were added. First I used Granny Apple Green. It was stamped twice on the tree. Then Garden Green ink was used and it was also stamped twice.  Oh, it was inked each time too, no stamping off here. Then I stamped the ground using Garden Green ink.

For the bird house, I used markers. I colored the house in first using the Real Red marker. Then I colored in the roof and hanger. I also ran the marker in the center of the opening to give the hole a dark edge. And the birds were colored in using the Pacific Point marker.  I stamped it on a scrap piece of paper. I didn't want to mess it us and when you stamp with a brand new set it doesn't always stamp so nicely. I recolored it, huffed on it and then stamped it on the front of the card.  

The words are also from the set. I chose "thinking of you" instead of the "hello" that was used in the original card.  I will be looking for some nice sympathy wording and omit the bird house. 

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

This is a very quick and easy card to make.  I am looking forward to making a fall card with this set.

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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

My card today was made using a fun embossing technique. I have not done this technique in a while. I think because it involves the heat embossing tool and for some reason I just don't like using it.  Is it the mess or the chance of burning my fingers?  I don't think so. I think it's because it's across the room and I have to get up to use it!!! LOL  Extreme laziness. I found a card on Pinterest and you can see it here.  There is a link to how to make their card.

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

The focal piece is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Glossy card stock.  I set it on my grid sheet and taped off the sides using some Post It tape. You can also use Post it Notes or Painter's tape. Just be careful with the Painter's tape, it could rip the card stock.

I sponged on the following inks: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, and Cajun Craze.  When I was done sponging, I wiped off the sponged area using a paper towel. Then I stamped the flowers image from the "Ornate Style" set.  I used Versa Mark to stamp it. The tape was removed and then I sprinkled white embossing powder on it and heat set it.  

The image was taped to the front of the card.

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set. They were stamped on Basic Black card stock using Versa Mark. White embossing powder was sprinkled on it and then heat set.  The word piece was set in place using Dimenisonals.

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

This was a very fun card to make and I really like the looks of it. One of the original cards was done using black ink to stamp the flower. I liked the white look.

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Celebration Tidings, Halloween Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Can you tell my order had arrived?  Yesterday I made a card from the new "Banner Year" set and today I'm using the new "Celebration Tidings".  I am also using a layout from the other day. You can see that card here if you missed it.

I like using this layout and if you make a template using copier paper, you will have no problems with it.  I don't trust myself to get it right, so I make the template.  Plus you might need to adjust the template, making a new one because of the piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) you have to work with needs to fit in the top area. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock. I cut my on the 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4".  I scored the piece at 5-1/2".  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.  The edges were sponged using Cajun Craze ink.

I took my template and I cut the Basic Black card stock.  Then I took the DSP from the new "Magic in the Night" 12" x 12" pack.  I had made a separate template for the DSP, I needed it 1/4" smaller. I taped the DSP to the Basic Black piece and then I taped that to the top of the card base.

I stamped the spider from the new "Celebration Tidings" set.  I stamped it on Very Vanilla card stock using black Memento ink. I punched it out using my 1-1/4" circle punch.  I also punched a 1-3/8" circle using Cajun Craze card stock.  The Very Vanilla piece was sponged using Cajun Craze ink and then taped to the Cajun Craze circle. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

The words are from the new "Celebration Tidings" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

The spider was set in place and the card was done. I think the Very Vanilla space could use some dark sequins or pearls.  It needs something.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I SO love this layout.  

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


Monday, August 17, 2020

Banner Year, Plaid Tidings, Fall Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

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

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

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the new "Plaid Tidings" 6" x 6" stack.  I cut my DSP 2-7/8" x 4".  

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

I lined up the DSP on top of the Pumpkin Pie 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 black 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. My ribbon is retired. I think it's been long retied but I still have a little bit left.  It's from WAY back when the spools had 25 yards on them. WOW, that was a lot of ribbon.

I stamped the pumpkin from the "Banner Year" set using Pumpkin Pie ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock that measured 2" x 2". The leaf and stem images are on one stamp so I used a marker to color the leaf Mossy Meadow and the stem Early Espresso. I huffed on it and then stamped it on top of the pumpkin. 

Dimensionals were placed around the back side of the circle on the card stock. Then the Pumpkin image was set in place.

Dimensionals were added to the rest of the exposed Pumpkin Pie card stock and snail tape on the 2" x 2" Whisper White square.  I set this on top of a 3-1/2" x 4-5/8" piece of Whisper White.  

I taped the entire piece to the front of the card using snail tape.

The words are from the "Banner Year" set. I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.  My Whisper White strip measured 2-3/8" x 3/4".  I set it in place using Dimensionals.

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

This was a very fun card and this is always my go to layout when it comes to using small images. That tiny image becomes the focal point of the card.  Cute little pumpkin, huh?  I chose the "Banner Year" set because it covers several holidays/occasions including fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day and there's even a dove that could be uses for a wedding card too. I may have to give that one a try too.  This set has lots of possibilities. I plan on using it a lot!

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

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Snowflake Splendor, Banner Year, Christmas Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

My card today was made using a layout I found on the internet.  You can see the original here. I had to search again for it because my computer had an update and it wouldn't allow me to do anything else until I updated.  GRRRR.  When I found where the image came from I also found there was a video. That would have been SO much easier to create this card! LOL But I managed to make the card close to what the original looked like.  I like how mine turned out so I'm okay with all the struggle.  I may try to follow the video sometime because I do like this layout.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  My card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White was cut and then textured using the new "Winter Snow" embossing folder.  This folder has such soft, sweet and delicate snowflakes. I set this piece in place on top of the card base using Dimensionals. 

I die cut my circles using all four of the "Stitched Circles" dies. I used the new "Snowflake Splendor" Designer Series Papers (DSP).  I had cut full circles. The video showed half circles. If you do full circles you can make two cards.  I'm just saying this because I have left overs to make two cards! If you follow the video you will be making just one card.  I cut the circles in half and taped them together along the straight edge and on one side. The other side was made using the opposite papers (except the center color, that stayed the same).  I put a piece of Scotch tape to one half of the straight side so I could press the other side to it after I lined it up.

I smallest circle was cut out of Whisper White card stock and it was taped on top of the lower part of the DSP half circles.  

The words are from the new "Banner Year" set. I stamped then using Night of Navy ink. I had used a scrap strip that measured 3-1/2" long by 1/2" wide.  I stamped it more towards the center so I could tuck the left side under the Whisper White circle.  

I die cut a snowflake using the new "Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper".  I set it in the center of the circle using a small Dimensional.  

I colored some crystal rhinestones using my light Night of Navy Blends Pen.  I set the larger one on the center of the snowflake and I scattered the smaller ones around the card.  And the card was done.  I do like how it tuned out.  And I think I will follow the video and see if I can make this card easier.  I am thinking this may be our Christmas card this year.  Well, part of the cards. I have some I started and I'm about 2/3's the way done with my cards. I want to be done with them early this year. 

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

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Here's a Card, Ornate Borders, Wedding or Anniversary Card

I was looking for a wedding card and found this one on Pinterest. I didn't have the flower die that was used in the original card, so I used what I had and I made it work. 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.

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Suede card stock and textured it using the "Subtles" embossing folder.  I taped that piece to the front of the card base.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock and used the flower die from he "Ornate Borders" dies.  I was SO careful to line it up on the bottom. I got it set at 1/4" from the edge, evenly.  I ran it through the Big Shot and found that was a wasted effort. You do need to have it straight but the fine detail was only on the bottom, leaving the top solid. Not what I expected when it came off the Big Shot. I cut it so the flora piece measured 3-3/4" long and 1-1/4" wide.  I cut another piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4" x 5" and I cut 1-1/2" off the bottom.  I turned it over and taped the floral die cut piece to the back using Scotch tape. 

Next I took some silver edged ribbon and set it across the Whisper White piece. I lined up the edge of the ribbon, just outside the seam of the card stock. I wanted to hid it but yet I needed to make sure it was going to be nicely spaced between the words and the part below the ribbon. Then I set the words from the "Here's a Card" set on top of the Whisper White piece. I removed the ribbon and carefully moved the piece to my Staparatus where I set it up for stamping. My pad needs more ink because it stamped too light but being it was in my Stamparatus I was able to ink and stamp it again.  

I taped the ribbon taped the ends on the backside of the Whisper White piece and then I taped that piece to the front of the card. 

I took the ribbon, still on the spool and slit it under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. Then I cut it from the spool.  And the card was done.  SO quick, easy, and pretty too!

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

Friday, August 14, 2020

Itty Bitty Greetings, Ornate Frames, Ornate Borders, Get Well Card

Today's little gem came from Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  That one was done using Soft Sea Foam card stock. I liked that look but I wanted something brighter and this is what I did.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was die cut on the right side using the "Ornate Border" dies.  I moved the die in about 1/4" and then I ran it through the Big Shot. I taped that piece in place. I did add a little glue to the finer pieces that were standing up too much. I just put some white glue on my finger and rubbed it together with my thumb to thin it out and touched the pieces and then pressed them in place.

I saved the branch looking scrap from the die cutting to use as sprigs for the flowers to be put on.

The flowers were made by coloring some vellum using my light Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, and Flirty Flamingo Blends pens.  I didn't want to wait for it to dry so I heat it with my embossing tool to speed up the process.  I punched out two of each color because I wasn't sure which I was going to use until I was ready to assemble the card.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I used black Memento ink to stamp them and then I die cut them using the "Ornate Frames" dies.  

I set the springs in place using white glue, adding it like I did with the side die cut pieces.

Then I added a Dimensional to the flowers and set them in place on top of the spring pieces.  Three tiny pearls were added to the center of each flower.  I think that really makes the card look sweet. It adds a softness to the card.

The word piece was set in place using Dimensionals.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.

I can see myself making this card again. It was quick, easy, and SO pretty.

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

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Here's a Card, July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Birthday Card

While looking for ideas for my July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit, I ran across this card. I thought looked fun and festive.  I want to use up all the materials in my kit before the next one comes in about a week.  UGH! So much to do and so little time.  I'd like to know where I spend most of my time. Oh, never mind, it's on Pinterest!!! LOL

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

I took the pre-printed card from the kit and stamped the fireworks images on it. I used Blackberry Bliss ink that came with the kit. I also used Poppy Parade and Seaside Spray.

The label piece was in the kit and I stamped on it using the words from the "Here's a Card" set. I stamped them using Blackberry Bliss ink.  

I glued the stars from the kit in the center of each fireworks image.

I punched out the Ferris Wheel piece and set it on top of the card so I could see where the words should go. I then taped the words in place.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the piece and set it in place on the bottom of the card.

The kit also came with the enamel stars so I added a few of them to the card and the card was finished.

I REALLY like the kits and it's always nice when you can find other cards on the net that show other ways to use them instead of what is shown in the kit. I love that because not all of the kits appeal to me but I can usually find something else to do with them.

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Positive Thoughts, Sympathy Card, Friendship Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this fun little gem on Pinterest. It looked like it was just calling for me to make it.  I loved the colors and that's why I was drawn to it.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Calypso Coral card stock.  The card stock was cut in half on the short side at 4-1/4".  This card was scored at 5-1/2" and folded. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I took a 1/4 sheet of Petal Pink card stock and I lined up the left edge border die from the "Ornate Borders" and taped it in place with some Washi tape.  I also taped the flowered edge piece from the same set. Then I ran it through the Big Shot and cut them out.  You need to be a little careful removing the floral edge, it sometimes doesn't want to separate easily, especially on the top.  I taped this piece to the left side of the card.

I took some of the Petal Pink card stock that was left over from cutting the flower piece and die cut the frame from the "Ornate Frames" dies. 

The words are from the "Positive Thoughts" set and I stamped them using Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White card stock. It should have been Calypso Coral but I grabbed the wrong one. It blended in well and you wouldn't have known if I wouldn't have said anything!! I die cut the words with the die from the same "Ornate Frames" die set.  I taped the word piece to the frame piece and then I set that in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

I added a few tiny pearls to the center of each flower. 

I also 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 quick and easy card to make. I think it would be a pretty card using white on white for a wedding card.  I can see myself making this card again but in different colors.

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

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sending You Thoughts, Flowers for Every Season, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I like using this layout. It's a bit tricky to do the white part but follow along and I will walk you through it.  You only need to make one and save the template, then it's no longer tricky.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. My card was cut on the shorter (8-1/2") side at 4-1/4".  I folded the card at 5-1/2".  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I cut a piece of the "Flowers for Every Season" Designer Series paper (DSP) 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  I taped it in place on top of the card base.

I took apiece of copier paper 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and I set it on top of the DSP at the angle you see on the finished card. I turned them both over at the same time, holding tightly so neither moves. I traced the outer edge of the card base.  I fussy cut the pencil lines.  For my Whisper White piece, I took the largest stitched rectangle from the "Rectangle Stitched" Framelets dies pack and I cut it out from a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I lined it up with my template.  I took a pencil and lightly drew where I needed to cut it. I used the paper cutter to cut it so I had nice clean sharp and straight edges.  

The words were stamped next, the were from the "Sending You Thought" set. They were stamped using black Memento ink.

I took some Daffodil Delight ribbon that I had and cut a piece about 6" long.  I taped the ends on the backside.  To get the ribbon straight, I made tiny marks about 3/8" down from the top on both sides.  I lined up the edge of the ribbon and pressed the tape in place on the back. I had used snail tape on the ends of the ribbon.  Once the ribbon was in place, I used some Scotch tape to hold it in place. I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the card front. With the ribbon still on the spool, I slid it under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. Then I cut the ribbon. You can save a lot of ribbon doing it this way.  Maybe that's why I have lots of retired ribbon!! LOL

I fussy cut three of the flowers from the DSP. There was a 1-3/4" strip left from cutting it to fit the front of the card. I used that piece for my flowers.  The leaves were from some other project. They were from the "Painted Labels" dies.  They were just sitting on my worktable trying to blend in with all the other clutter there.  I used glue dots to hold them in place. I also used glue dots on the two tulips and the yellow flower was set in place using a Dimensional.   

And there you have it. A bright and cheery birthday card.  I chose those flowers because they had not been used in my stack of paper yet. I thought they were too busy but when you get the right layout it all works out!  I like the looks of this card and it was easy to make too.

Hey!  Did you notice I was able to post without any delay today?  I think I've figured it all out now! *crosses fingers*

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

Monday, August 10, 2020

Positive Thoughts, Friendship Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was looking at Pinterest for something other than cards and I ran across this stunning card.  Well, it was stunning until I tried to remake it.  LOL  You can see the original card here.  

I didn't have some of the products to reproduce the original card so here is what I had and here is what I did.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Suede. I was going to grab a piece of Crumb Cake card stock but somehow a piece of Soft Suede was in the pack so I decided I would use that instead.  It had a nice rich look to it. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I used the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder to texture the front of the card.

I die cut the third smallest "Rectangle Stitched" Framelit from Whisper White card stock.  I set the piece up in my Stamparatus to make sure I got nice clean images. 

I set the fern leaf image from the "Positive Thoughts" set in the Stamparatus and I stamped the image using Crumb Cake ink.  I cleaned the stamp and moved it over to the left and stamped the left leaf.

I stamped the flower from the "Positive Thoughts" set covering it in Mango Melody ink and then tapping the Calypso Coral stamp pad around the edges.  Then I used the matching die cut and cut out the flower.  

There was some cute tiny leaf clusters in the dies so I cut two of them out using Granny Apple Green card stock.  I wasn't sure if I was going to use them but I wanted to have them ready so I could see how good or how bad they'd look on the card.

The words are from the same "Positive Thoughts" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I cut a 4-1/2" x 3-1/8" piece of Granny Apple Green card stock for the back layer. I had scrap for those cute tiny leaf clusters but if you don't have any scrap, die cut your leaf clusters from the center of this piece, no one will ever know it's not a solid piece. I taped the Whisper White piece to the Granny Apple Green piece and then I taped those to the front of the card.

I set the flower on top of the card to see where it was going to lay.  I slid the leaf clusters behind it and liked what I saw. Then I added some snail to the stitched piece so the stems of the leaf clusters had somewhere to stick to.

Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the flower piece and I set it in place on top of the leaf clusters. I also added some Wink of Stella to the flower. And I just wasn't done with the Wink of Stella. I just had to add some to the tips of the leaves on the little clusters. I recommend doing this before you tape them down.

I colored three tiny rhinestones using my dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. I set them in place on the front of the card to give it a little more color and bling.  I didn't have enough sparkle or shine like the original card had using the foil paper. I didn't have any foil paper so I omitted it and added sparkle and shine where I could.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. I REALLY like this set and I think I may make another card using it this week.

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

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Band Together Detailed Bands, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up Catalog

Today's card is a very fun, quick, and easy card.  I love this kind of layout. It's a great way to use up some craps of Designer Series Papers.

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

I cut a piece of copier paper that was just a hair shy of 4" x 5-1/4".  Then I cut a Whisper White piece of card stock that measured 4" x 2-3/4".  Now this piece you can make larger or smaller depending on the size of the scrap of DSP you have.  I textured it using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. My DSP is from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" paper stack measured 4" x 2-1/2".  I taped the DSP and the embossed piece to the copier paper. 

I die cut the pretty label from the "Detailed Bands" dies using Melon Mambo card stock.  It was the closest color I had that would blend well with the DSP.  

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut it with the second smallest oval die.  I set the words in place on the Melon Mambo band using Dimensionals. Then I set the band in place on top of the DSP and embossed card stock piece. I made sure the little points on the ends of the band lined up with the line where the DSP and card stock meet.  The band was longer than the card, so I trimmed the ends.  This is why I needed to have something on the back of the DSP and embossed card stock.  It would have been difficult to hold the pieces together while trimming those sides. Then I taped this piece to the front of the card and the card was done.

And that's it.  Quick and simple.  Easy Peasy!!  This layout works so well with all DSP. Be creative with your word piece. You can use round, square, hexagon, etc. They will all look great. I could have made this a get well card, it's SO bright and cheery.

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




Saturday, August 08, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I thought I would try the same layout as yesterday but with larger flowers. I used the "Gorgeous Posies" set to make my card.  I think I like the smaller flowers better.  And you know that old saying, "three's a charm"?  Well, it took me three times to make this card.  The first time the open strip in the middle was too wide and it didn't look like there were enough flowers on it.  Then the second time I messed up the bottom flower because I forgot to put the mask over it and I stamped the leaves right on top.  And the third time I paid better attention.  

So, here it is.  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 Highland Heather and taped it to the card base.  Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White and that was used for my focal piece.

I cut a 3/4" x 5-1/2" piece of copier paper to cover the word area. If you have some scrap vellum, that would work better. You'd be able to see the words better.  The first two I ruined, I stamped the words first and the last one I stamped them last. It doesn't matter what order you do them in.  I stamped mine using black Memento ink and the words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set.

I stamped the flowers using Highland Heather ink.  I stamped two on top and one on the bottom.  I had it the opposite on my first card and it didn't look very balanced.  I masked the flowers and then stamped the leaves.  I left the masks on while I stamped the darker veins in the leaves.  But they really aren't darker, it's the same Granny Apple Green ink.  I also stamped the flower centers with the dots stamp using Smoky Slate ink.  And the stamping was done. I removed the strip and taped the Whisper White piece to the Highland Heather piece.

After looking at the photo of the card I thought it looked kind of blah.  I forgot to add some bling to it.  So after I'm done posting this, I will be adding some rhinestones like I did on yesterday's card.  And I may add some faceted gems to the center of each flower, they really need something.  I think this card is SO much better with smaller flowers or maybe it's just he way I made this card!!!  

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

Friday, August 07, 2020

Framed For You, Gorgeous Posies, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card was found on the internet.  You can see the original card here.  I believe this link will open in a new window.  I'm still working on learning this new Blogger layout.  I'm getting there. It just takes me time because I'm old and not so good at computer stuff.

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

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

The Whisper White focal piece is cut 3-3/4" x 5".  I centered the words from the "Gorgeous Posies" set.  I set this up in my Staparatus because I needed to be sure to get it straight and stamped dark enough.  I stamped on a practice piece and I actually got it straight the first time.   I stamped the words using black Memento ink.  Then I cut a 3/4" x 5-1/2" strip of copier paper and covered the words. I centered that strip of copier paper.  I used removable tape to hold it in place.  I also tape the ends of the copier paper down on my stamping surface, I didn't want it to move while I stamped. Just in case I stared to stamp wild!  LOL

I took the daisy flower from the "Framed for You" set and stamped it on the front of the card using Melon Mambo ink.  I think my stamp pad could use some more ink but it's colorful enough so it will pass.

Then I stamped the greens using Granny Apple green ink. This was the part I found the most difficult. I wasn't sure if I was getting enough leaves showing or if I was leaving too much space between the Melon Mambo flowers.  But it's a handmade card, so I just continued.  

The smaller flower was stamped using Daffodil Delight ink.  It filled in the open areas nicely.  I taped the focal piece to the front of the card and then added a few rhinestones. I had some left from the "Noble Peacock" rhinestone pack.  And the card was done.  

This was a very quick and easy card to make.  I would like to try this method using larger flowers.  Maybe from the "Gorgeous Posies" set, it's got a really nice size flower.

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

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Framed for You, Here's a Card, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

My third day of trying to get my posts to look like "normal" using the new Blogger updated program.  Thank you for being patient with me as I muddle through this.  I can deal with subtle changes but not large ones and many all at once!  So here's my card for today.

My card was made using the new "Framed for You" stamp set.  My set is VERY special.  The lady that designed the set is the demonstrator Terri Gaines and I am SO fortunate enough to know her. She was able to design the set because she reached $1,000,000 in sales. It's one of the bonuses you get when your sales reach the million mark.  So my set is special because she autographed it.  But I had to make the card, so here it is.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut the card in half on the 8-1/2" side.  Then scored the piece on the long side at 5-1/2". I always have to stop and think about the scoring because it's not how I usually make a card.  My card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x -1/4" piece of Smoky Slate card stock to use for the layer.  And the top Whisper White piece was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

First I stamped the cute little flower from the "Framed for You" set using Daffodil Delight ink.  I fussy cut it out.  Then I set it on top of the Whisper White piece to see where center would be and where I needed the greens to stem from.  I made a light pencil dot so I knew where center basically was.

I stamped the greens using the Granny Apple Green ink.

I stamped six flowers using Highland Heather ink.  I fussy cut each one out.  And yes, I was in a good mood, that's why there was so much fussy cutting.  Plus this set didn't have a matching dies.  But the frame can be die cut using the square dies, so it kind of does.  Anyway, after fussy cutting the flowers I added a Dimensional to the back of each little flower and the back of the daisy.  I set them on top of the card but didn't affix them. I was using them to see where the words were going to go.

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set and I stamped them using Smoky Slate ink.  

I took some retired ribbon and made a bow.

The flowers were set in place on the card and then the bow was added using a glue dot.

I colored 6 small pearls using the dark Blends Pen and I set them in place on the Highland Heather flowers.  I set a plain one on the daisy.  And the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I do like how it turned out.  To mail it, I will place a piece of the shirt board (from 12" x 12" card stock or from a cereal box if I don't have any shirt board) on top of the card so it's smooth and will go though the post office machines easily.  

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

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card

I'm going to do my typing before I add the photo and see what I get today.  Apparently there are still some bugs that Blogger needs to work out for his to run smoothly.  I read that by adding some code you can get the words to wrap around the photo.  Okay. I will deal with code later. I'm not all that familiar with code and where it insert it.  I know the code, just not were it needs to go.  Wake up, that stuff is boring!! LOL

My card today is from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set.  It's such a fun and versatile set.  I have played with it some but not as much as I would have liked to.

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.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock was cut for the focal piece.


I also cut another one from some retired card stock to make a template.  The circle is 2-1/8" and I tried to center it as much as possible on the retired card stock piece.  I die cut it out and used a post it note to hold it to the Whisper White piece.

I sponged on some Daffodil Delight ink and then some Crushed Curry ink.  Now I had forgotten that when you are sponging, the area will be much darker than you think. It was, but it's okay I still like it, it makes the flower pop.

The flower is from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I stamped it using black Memento ink. Then I colored it in using both light and dark Petal Pink Blends pens.  The greens were colored in using both light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends pens.  Then I die cut the piece. I used to die cut it after stamping it but I'd end up ruining it in the coloring and have to do it all again, so I just color first and then cut it out if it's good.  I find I don't make as many mistakes if I color first and then cut.  It must be something psychological!  LOL  

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set too. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I set the Whisper White piece in place with Dimensionals and then I set the flower in place with Dimensionals and the card was done.

It's a very quick and easy card to make and it's versatile. This can be used for a birthday, get well, thinking of you, and even Mother's Day!

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

Shhhh.  I got it to look like it should. I don't know what happened but I'm not touching it.  Shutting it down and walking away!!! LOL