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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Cutest Halloween, Frightful Tags, Halloween Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today's cute Halloween card was found on the internet. I only have a few days left to make Halloween cards and then I will be putting the sets away.  I may be keeping out the "Frightful Tags" dies because there are several of them in the set that can be used beyond Halloween.  Especially the word frame one! You can see the original card here. I did have to make a few changes due to not having the same products.

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.  

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock was cut and then embossed using the "Painted Texture" folder. 

I cut the four strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Cute Halloween" 6" x 6" stack. They measured 15/16" x 3".  It was recommended that you add the outside pieces first and then the center two.  I set them all on the textured piece of card stock to see how they all would fit. It's a tight fit. I snugged the outside pieces to the edge, leaving a tiny bit of card stock showing. Then I added the cat strip and the striped one was added last. I decided to go with that one last because if there was too much of a gap, the dark black strip side would hide it.

The ribbon was added before the piece was affixed to the front of the card.

The words were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock using Pumpkin Pie ink. The words are from the "Cutest Halloween" set. They were die cut using the stitched frame die from the "Frightful Tags" set. I also die cut two Highland Heather pieces too. I cut them four dots beyond the center point on the sides. I did that for both pieces.  Then I taped the words to one piece and then to the other. Dimensionals were added to the back and the word piece was set in place on the front of the card.

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

This was a very fun and super quick and easy card to make. I LOVE using those thin strips of DSP. I have lots of retired DSP strips that I could quickly whip up some pretty cards using this layout.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's Halloween card,
Wanda

Monday, October 18, 2021

Cutest Halloween, Cute Halloween, Halloween Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today's card is a super quick and easy card to make. This layout can be used with any words you have that fit the width of the card stock and Designer Series Paper (DSP) that you cut. SO fun!

The base of my card is a folded half0sheet of Basic Black card stock. I cut it in half on the short 8-1/2" side so it measured 4-1/4" x 11" after I cut it. Then I folded it in half.  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

The DSP is from the "Cute Halloween" 6" x 6" stack. It was a piece I had left over from some other card I had made. I should have paid better attention to the orientation of the characters on the DSP because they are sideways.  But it's okay, I can just cut another strip the right direction and glue or tape it on top.  I was just thrilled at how I could whip up such a quick card from a scrap piece that I didn't pay attention whether or not the piece mattered which way it was set on the card.  This one mattered!!! LOL  This strip measured 1-3/4" x 5-1/2". I cut a piece of Highland Heather card stock to measure 1-7/8" x 5-1/2". I taped the two pieces together to make one long strip. Then I cut the top strip at 3-1/8" and the rest of the strip was cut at 1-1/2".  Make sure you are cutting it so the ends are saved. The raw ends are on the top and bottom.

The strips were set on top of the card to see where the words would go. The words are from the "Cutest Halloween" set and I just set them in place and then set my card in my Stamparatus. I stamped the words using Versa Mark and then I sprinkled them with white embossing powder. I heat set the powder and then I taped the strips in place.

The ghost is from a piece of the DSP. I punched it out, though it's easy enough to fussy cut this cute guy out.  I added a few Dimensionals behind him and set him in place.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the inside and the card was done.  

I want to try this with some other DSP I have. Maybe a thank you or a Christmas card???

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Halloween card,
Wanda

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Merriest Frames, Little Delights, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today I ran across a super quick and simple Christmas card to make. When I saw it I was thinking that I had the embossing folder but I was sad that I hadn't ordered the matching die cut.  Well, as it turned out, I did. I just bought too much stuff to keep track of what I have. I always say I'm not going to order as much the next time but then the "next time" comes around and I lose all sense of consciousness and the next thing I know I have a big box of new stuff to play with.  Will I ever learn?  I found this card here. I changed it a bit.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. I textured the front using the pine needles image from the "Wintry" 3D embossing folder. I didn't know what was used on the original card, there was no link to it, so I'm just guessing as I go here. The embossing folder is not as wide as the front of the card, so I embossed what I could from the fold going to the bottom edge and then I embossed the rest of it. You can see where the two embossed sections meet up but once the white piece was placed on the card you really can't notice it anymore.

The white piece was made by first texturing a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock and then taking the matching die and cutting it out.  As simple as that. I had used the embossing folder before but not the die cut. I LOVE it!!! Now you're going to see it a bit more in some upcoming cards!!

Next I cut a 2/7/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Night of Navy card stock and I embossed the words on it using Versa Mark. I heat set the words using white embossing powder. The words are from the "Little Delights" set. I didn't have the words that were used on the original card. I taped the word piece to the Basic White piece and then I glued the Basic White piece in place. I should have paid better attention to the word piece instead of trying to line up the die cut piece because it's a bit crooked.  But the next ones I make won't be since I'm now aware of what I need to keep my eye out for.

I added a few crystal rhinestones to the front of the card and the card was done. A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside of the card for writing on.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I SO love this embossing folder with a matching die.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Bright Baubles, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I had bought the "Bright Baubles" bundle because I saw one card I wanted to make. Talk about impulse shopping!!!  Today I found this card and I tried my best to copy it. I didn't have the same Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I did manage to make it work. You can see the original card here.  There are no measurements through the link so this is how I made the card.

I also had to change the base of the card because I am running low on Pool Party card stock. The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut the full sheet on the short 8-1/2" side so when I was done cutting the piece measured 4-1/4" x 11".  Then I folded it in half.

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Pool Party card stock for the layer. Before taping it down I had die cut the bulb from the center using the "Bright Baubles" bundle. The dies are called "Delicate Baubles".  Make sure you save ALL the pieces. I had to die cut some extra tiny little pieces between the snowflakes because I somehow lost them from my Big Shot to my worktable.  And there's nothing on the floor.  They just disappeared! It's magic!!!  LOL

I cut a piece a Shaded Spruce to measure 4-3/4" x 3-1/2".   I cut the bulb again from the center of it. I needed to make sure I saved the tree pieces. The die cut piece mostly stayed together so I didn't lose any pieces for that one.

I didn't have the DSP that was used so I took out my Subtles 6" x 6" stack and found a piece of Pool Party color that would work. This looked festive enough to work so I went with it.  I taped this to the Shaded Spruce piece.

The Mint Macaron piece was cut 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" and it was taped about 7/8" from the top edge of the DSP.

The bulb was die cut using the thick Basic White card stock with a double-sided sticky sheet attached. I only had to save the top piece where you'd put a hook if it were real. I lost mine (figures) so I had to die cut another one.  The instructions suggested that after you die cut it you put it on another piece of thick card stock and then use the frame die and die cut that. He said he found it easier to do it that way than to try to set it in place after it's cut out.  SO I did that. I used some post it tape to hold it in place and the tape stuck to the card stock and I had to start over again.  You know, with all the things that haven't gone right, I still wanted to make this card!  So, I die cut another detailed one and I stuck it on a piece of card stock. I did tape it down but I only taped across the die and onto the card stock that would be scrap.  It worked and I proceeded (much happier).  

I also took a tiny scrap of Daffodil Delight and die cut the star on the top of the tree.

Now I was ready to assemble. I grabbed my glue bottle, put some glue on my silicone pad and took a toothpick and proceeded to put all the pieces on the ornament.  I forgot to mention that when I die cut the Shaded Spruce bulb, I also die cut the now for the top.  Once all of the pieces were in place, I glued the now piece on, leaving the long hanger as it was.

The words are from the same "Bright Baubles" set and were stamped using Shaded Spruce ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I punched them out using the retired "Classic Label" punch and I cut off the ends. This piece measures 1-3/4" x 3/8". I added Dimensionals to it.

I set all the pieces on the card base for placement. Then I affixed the words. The bulb was then set in place. I folded the "string" of the bow over the back of the DSP/Shaded Spruce piece and I taped it in place. Then Dimensionals were added to the entire back of that piece.  It was set in place on the card base and the card was done.

With all that went wrong, it was still a fun card to make and I can see myself making more.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time stop in and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Dimensionals were added to the bulb

Friday, October 15, 2021

Cutest Halloween, Frightful Tags, Halloween Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today I was going to make a thank you card but I decided I'd make a Halloween card to send instead and just write my thank you on the inside. It's not that I needed a serious or special thank you card, so this will work.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock. On top of that I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. I also taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White on the inside.

I had a strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Cute Halloween" 6" x 6" stack. It measured 3/4" x 5".  I also cut another piece of DSP to coordinate with the dotted piece. With both pieces the same size, I stacked them on top of each other and cut them diagonally on my paper cutter. I took three of the pieces and turned them over. I lined them up so the points all matched (that part really didn't matter because the points are hidden) and I used some small pieces of scotch tape to hold them in place. 

Then I die cut the spider web from the "Frightful Tags" die set using Sahara Sand card stock. I ran tape on the back of the triangle pieces and stuck the bottom half of the spider web to it. I had to trim a little bit of the web that was sticking out the bottom. I lightly set it on the front of my card and marked on the left where the piece would be 4" long and I took it to my cutter and cut it. Then I taped it in place. I added the tiniest amounts of glue to the top three web tips and pressed them in place. 

The characters were punched out using the "Halloween" punch and the DSP from the "Cute Halloween" stack. 

The words are from the "Cutest Halloween" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Sahara Sand using black Memento ink. Then they were punched out using the "Double Oval" punch. I also punched out the scallop for the words using a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie ink. The "Double Oval" punch has the smaller smooth round piece and a sort of scalloped looking edge for the layer. I taped the two layers together.

Dimensionals were added to the word piece and all the characters. They were then set in place on the front of the card. I thought the card still needed something so I took the "Subtle Shimmer" Sequins and glued several of them in place. I didn't like that they were so white so I took my dark Highland Heather Blends pen and colored them in.  And it was what the card needed. 

This was a very fun card to make. I love those little characters and what's even better is there is a matching punch so it saves some time. Though fussy cutting these wouldn't be too bad, there's not a lot  of jagged edges to mess with.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Halloween card, 
Wanda

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Penguin Place, Snowman Season, Frightful Tags, Christmas Cards, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today I made a card from a layout I really like. It's very quick and simple too.  Some days you just want a quick and simple card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Fresh Freesia card stock. This card was cut on the 8-1/2" side so after it was cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11".

Then the front of the card was scored in half at 2-3/4" and then it was folded back so the right edge is now on the left fold (the center of the card). I glue that flap down. You can leave it if you like but I don't like how it looks open. To me it looks like you forgot to add something inside that area. I glue it down and then make sure the folds are creased nicely with the bone folder to help keep them as flat as possible.  

I cut a 4" x 2-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package. I glued this piece in place. Tape will work too but I already had my glue out. (SO lazy!!!)

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White piece of card stock was cut for the inside. But before I glued or taped it inside, I took my blending brush and scrubbed in some Balmy Blue in a circular motion. Then I stamped the stars from the "Penguin Place" set. I stamped off once before stamping on the card stock. I just wanted them to be light because I wanted the focus on the penguin and the DSP.  

The penguin was punched out of a piece of the DSP and I glued it in place over the Balmy Blue area. Then I glued the piece inside the card. 

The words are from the "Snowman Season" set and were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock using Balmy Blue in. I used the die from the "Frightful Tags" to cut the words out. I took the blending brush and rubbed the edges with Balmy Blue ink. Then I set the piece in place using Dimensionals on the left side. You want to make sure you don't get any over the center of the piece or it will tape your card shut!  And yes, I have done that once.  Once!!! I learned the first time!

This was a very fun card and I SO love this layout!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Snowflake Wishes, Mountain Air, Christmas Card, Shaker Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

This "Snowflake Wishes" set was from last years catalog and it carried over to this years catalog. I did not use it much at all last year (because I bought too many other stamps to play with!). So today I thought I'd take it out and hope that it doesn't bring snow to my area too soon!!! LOL

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

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

I die cut the circle on the front of the card using the 2-3/8" circle die.

Then I took a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock and my Chalk marker and made the dots in the sky. I took my marker and hit very hard against the metal part of my scissors. This would make the chalk ink splat out of the pen. Now mind you, my pen tip is horrible. I had used the pen and cap and flicked the pen inside the edge of the cap to make it splatter. This ruined the tip but I still kept the pen because it wasn't dried out. So I trimmed the tip of the pen and then proceeded to use the "hitting against the scissor" technique. I got some nice fine white dots on my Night of Navy piece. If you click on the photo you can see it better.

I taped a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of window sheet to the backside of the circle piece. I set it aside to dry while I die cut snowflakes from the "Snowflake Wishes" bundle. I also die cut three trees from the " Mountain Air" set. It's the only set I have that has trees I can die cut out.  I cut three trees for my card.

To trim the trees, I just set the center one on the front of my card and I used my fingernail to trace around the edge of the circle and I used my scissors to cut the bottom part of the tree off. I repeated this for the other two trees.

I stamped the words from the "Snowflake Wishes" using black Memento ink.

Next I turned the piece over and added the foam tape strips around the opening of the circle but in about 1/8". With the back of the piece facing up, I added some snowflake glitter. I added too much but it just looks like a snowy hill so I can accept that! I removed the backing from the foam strips and set the Night of Navy piece in place. 

Dimenisonals were added to the back of the focal piece and set in place on the card base.

Then the snowflakes were set in place using Dimensionals. And some sequins from the "Subtle Shimmer" sequins container were glued in place. I also set a pearl inside each snowflake and then the card was done!  

This was a very fun card to make. I LVOE the wintery look, though I am not ready for winter yet. I'd like a very nice long fall.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas Card,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Forever Ferns, Fall Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

So for today's card I was going for that fall look again. I was in need of a birthday card so I thought it would be perfect timing to make it a fall birthday card with the "Forever Ferns" set.  This is not what I had in mind but this is what I ended up with.  I like it, so that's what's important, right?

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. I glued that piece to the card base. I opted for glue because it's so textured that I was afraid tape would hit and miss and not hold. I usually do that with card stock that has lots of texture.

Next I stamped the rounded leaf image that looks more like berries than leaves. I used Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie inks. Then I die cut them out.

The leaves were stamped using Mossy Meadow and Old Olive inks. They were die cut too.

And I die cut a large compound leaf using vellum card stock. I cut it into pieces.

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the 1-5/8" circle die and I also die cut a scalloped circle just a little bit larger. Both were cut from Basic White card stock. I had originally cut the scalloped one using Basic White just to see how a scallop would look behind the piece and I ended up keeping the scallop white. Though a Pumpkin Pie one would look pretty too, or Mossy Meadow.  White makes it look more elegant.

I glued the ends of the leaved down first.  Then I added the berry looking leaf images. The words were set in place using Dimensionals and then the vellum leaves were glued at the bottom and tucked in around the other leaves.

I would have liked the cluster to have been moved down further but it's okay the way it is.  This was quick and easy to make too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's fall birthday card,
Wanda

Monday, October 11, 2021

Art Gallery, Fall Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was wondering what other stamp sets I have that I can use fall colors to make the set more versatile. SO I grabbed the "Art Gallery" set off my shelf and some fall colors and I sat down to figure out a fun fall layout.  And this is what I came up with.

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.

I cut two pieces of Basic White card stock at 4" x 5-1/4".  I taped one to the inside and I set the outside piece aside.

I stamped the flowers from the "Art Gallery" set using Calypso Coral for the main part and Cajun Craze for the highlight image for two flowers. And the other two flowers were stamped using Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks. I debated on the Daffodil Delight because it was screaming "summer" but I went with it anyway. I could have toned it down a bit with some stamped off Pumpkin Pie ink but I decided to just see what happens with my first choices.

I stamped the leaves using Old Olive ink and I die cut the leaves and the flowers. I did cut off some of the leaves so I could tuck them in later.

I arranged the flowers and the stem with two leaves on it on the front of my card. Then I put another 4" x 5-1/4" piece of card stock on top and turned the piece over. I used some small pieces of scotch tape to hold the pieces together. I turned it over and added a bit of glue where the pieces seemed a bit weak. 

I set the flowers on top of my Basic White piece so I could see where to stamp the words. The words are also from the "Art Gallery" set and were stamped using Cajun Craze ink. Then I taped this piece to the card base.

Dimensionals were added to the back of the flowers and leaves and it was set in place on the front of the card. 

The leaves I cut off from stamping some extra stems were set in place with a little bit of glue. I chose glue because I wanted to make sure I could move them around a little if I needed to.  And that was it, the card was done.

This was a very fun, quick and easy card to make and I think it has a fall touch to it.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's fall birthday card,
Wanda

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream, Peaceful Moments, Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was in need of a bright and cheery birthday card and I found one on Pinterest that I changed up a bit. You can see the original one here. And here's how I made this one.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Polished Pink card stock. The sheet was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side so it measured 4-1/4" x 11" after it was cut. I folded it in half at 5-1/2".

The "Happy Birthday" on the card base were from the "Peaceful Moments" set using Polished Pink ink.

A 5-1/2" x 1-3/4" piece of Basic White was cut and the words were stamped using words from the "Peaceful Moments" set and Polished Pink ink.  I set it up in my Stamparatus. I could have moved the words down just a little so there wasn't such a big open space at the bottom but you probably didn't notice it until I just told you!!  I used the grid on my Stamparatus to move my piece of card stock to get the words evenly spaced. I set the words so they were towards the top of the strip of card stock. Start the top of the words about 3/8" from the top edge. This should get you closer to even at the top and bottom than mine is.  The words were stamped at the top using Polished Pink ink.  Then I moved the strip up 5 squares on the grid of the Stamparatus, ink up the words and stamp again. Repeat this two more times. Just make sure your strip is against the side of the Stamparatus, you need something that is stable for a guide. And use your magnet to hold the strip in place.  I'd never done that before and I do like the look, especially how equally spaced the words are.

Then a 1-7/8" x 5-1/2" piece of Daffodil Delight card stock was cut for the layer. The two strips were taped together and then taped to the front of the card about 1/2" from the left side of the card.

The ice cream cone is punched from a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Ice Cream Corner" 12" x 12" package.

Next the ice cream was stamped using Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight and Polished Pink ink. They were punched out and then glued to the cone. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the cone and ice creams. I made sure a Dimensional was over the spots were the cones overlapped.  Just to give them an even stronger bond. The piece was set in place on the front of the card. I did mine at an angle. I liked the look of it, plus my words were fewer than on the original card and I wanted them to show up, so angling it was the best way to go for my card.

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

This was a very fun, quick and easy card to make.  It's bright and cheery, just what I was going for!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Snowman Season, Penguin Playmates, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today's card was found on Pinterest but there was no link to find out how it was made, so here is how I made it. You can see the original here

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock and it was textured using the snowflakes from the "Wintry 3D" embossing folder. It's not a full size one so it left a blank spot on the bottom.  That is why I figured the Designer Series Paper (DSP) was cut to the size it was. I glued the Night of Navy piece to the front of the card. 

The DSP from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package was cut at 5-1/4" x 1" and glued to the front of the card.

I cut the dotted piece of DSP from the same "Penguin Playmates" package to measure 2" x 3-1/4".  And I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock at 2-1/4" x 3-1/2". I taped the DSP to the Basic Black piece.

I fussy cut a penguin from the "Penguin Playmates" DSP and set it in place on the dotted DSP using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Snowman Season" and were stamped on a piece of Basic White using Real Red ink. I trimmed it to 3" x 5/8".  I snipped the corners for a softer look. I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

The snowflakes are from the "So Many Snowflakes" dies. I die cut three of them from a scrap piece of Basic White card stock.  I put some glue on a scrap piece of paper and touched the snowflakes to it and stuck it to the front of the card. My snowflakes are different than on the original card but these worked out just the same. Small Rhinestones were added to the center of each snowflake and a few around the front of the card.  

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

This was a very fun, quick and easy card to make. I love the snowflakes on that Night of Navy background.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Friday, October 08, 2021

Snowman Season, Penguin Playmates, Christmas Ornament, Weekend Project

It's been a while since I posted a "Weekend Project". I have been so into making cards that I tend to forget how fun the 3D items are to make and enjoy. So I decided I'd put together a Christmas ornament. I did this within a few days because I was busy with other items on my list. So one day I'd cut the card stock and another day I'd die cut and another day I'd glue.  The gluing is what takes the longest because of the wait time, though if you use the Tombow Mono Glue it sets up faster and you can get it all done in one sitting. 

So to begin this so you can have it ready to put together without too much wait time, fussy cut a snowman from the "Penguin Playmates" Designer Series Paper (DSP) or you can find something you like for that right side. The "Snowman Season" set has a snowman you can punch out. You will need to glue this to a piece of card stock. I used Basic White.  Then I trimmed around the snowman. I glued on another piece and trimmed. I did this for a total of four layers of Basic White card stock. You need to get this guy to be firm or it will sag. Once you are done with your final trim you can use a nail file or the edge of your scissors blade to scrape along the sides to smooth out anything you don't like the looks of.  I set him under my stamping mat and put a punch on top for extra weight. You want this piece to be flat when it's set up/dry.

Next cut five pieces of Basic Black card stock that measures 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".  Glue four of them together and press them like you did for the snowman. 

You will also need five pieces of Soft Suede card stock that measures 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".  I used the largest Stitched Rectangle that is in the set of four in the package "Rectangle Stitched Framelets" set.  If you don't have these dies you can use a 2-3/4" square punch and punch 3/8" from the side and evenly on the top and bottom. Move the punch to a new area and punch again, punch until you reach 3/8" from the other side. You can also use a craft knife and cut the opening too. The opening on my ornament is 3-11/16" x 1-11/16" but you can cut it however wide you want, just make sure it's even. After die cutting the Soft Suede pieces, I glued them all together and set them under my mat with a weight on top (another punch) to help keep it flat while the glue set up/dried.

Now take that last piece of Basic Black card stock, this is the piece you will be stamping in. Get our your Versa Mark, white embossing powder and the words  you wish to use.  The words I used are from the "Snowman Season" set. Take the Soft Suede frame from it's weighted area and set the Basic Black piece under it to see where the words will go. Put the frame piece back under it's weighted area for now. Stamp the words with Versa Mark and then heat emboss them using the white embossing powder. 

Glue the word piece to the rest of the stack of Basic Black card stock and put it back under it's weighted area.

The snowflake is from the "So Many Snowflakes" die set. I die cut three and glued them together. I also weighted them down to hold their shape. After looking at mine I was thinking I should have done four and I am pretty sure I could add another one but I'm going to leave it as it is because I'm not positive it will stay flat. 

I took 80" of white Baker's Twine and I folded it in half and then I folded that in half and I folded the whole thing in half one more time.  This is for the hanger.  Carefully set it aside.

I also cut 30" of white Baker's Twine and I folded it in half three times like I did for the hanger. This is for the bow. I carefully set that aside too.

I took the Soft Suede frame and glued it to the Basic Black pieces.  You can punch holes in the Soft Suede and then mark it for the Basic Black piece or you can use a Crop-a-dile punch (that is what I had done, it barely fit).  

I took my chalk marker and made snowflake dots all over the Basic Black word piece. 

The Wink of Stella pen was used to color the frame. I went over it twice.

The snowman was glued in place on the areas where he would be touching the frame.

Then the snowflake was glued on the same way.

The longer piece of Baker's Twine was threaded through the hole and tied in a knot on both sides.

The shorter piece of Baker's Twine was tied into a bow over the top part of the hanger. You could use ribbon here or you could just leave it as it is.  And there you have it. A fun handmade, all Stampin' Up! supplies Christmas ornament!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see this fun handmade Christmas ornament,
Wanda

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Hand-Penned Petals, Peaceful Moments, Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

It feels like it's been a while since I've made a birthday card. Though it could have been two days ago because my memory fails me. I make a card and then I get an idea or find another card to make and I forget all about the one I just made. Progress or forgetfulness???? LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic 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 Basic White card stock and I rounded the corners.  Then I stamped the two flower image stamps from the "Hand-Penned Petals" set. One has two flowers and then there's a single flower. I put both on my stamping block and I inked them up using Mango Melody that was stamped off once. The hard part of this for me is I tend to get into a rhythm stamping off and then on the card stock that I would forget to stamp off. I did well this time, I didn't miss a beat!!!

The flowers are a die from the "Penned Flowers" die set using Mango Melody, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie. I also die cut some leaves using the Evening Evergreen card stock.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the flowers where it was wide enough to add them and then I cut some Dimensionals in half to make them fit on other areas.  I could have added one in the middle because the center was going to be covered, but I didn't know I was going to cover it at the time.

I set the flowers in place and then I glued the leaves under them. I added some Mango Melody colored rhinestones to the center of each flower.

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped using Pumpkin Pie ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. I also punched out an Evening Evergreen oval for the layer. I taped the two pieces together and added Dimensionals to the back. I set the words in place on the card stock. 

Dimenionals were added to the rounded corners piece and set in place on top of the card base and the card was done.

This was a very fun and easy card to make. I love it that I can use this set for fall too. A changing of the seasons set!!! Versatile sets are what I most often look for unless the set is SO stunning that I lose all sense of consciousness and just have to have it! LOL

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's fall birthday card,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Hand-Penned Petals, Thinking of You Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found a card on Pinterest and I knew I had the set (and the dies) and I thought I'd like to try to make it in fall colors. You can see the original card here.  And here's how I made mine.

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

I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the "Scalloped Contours" die set. I used the largest one for this card.

Then I took a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fine Art Floral" 12" x 12" package. There is a pumpkin color in there that is perfect for fall. Well, I thought so anyway. I cut that piece 4-5/8" x 1-1/4". 

The scalloped edge was made by using the die from the "Penned Flowers" die set. I cut it from a 1" x 4-5/8" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Then I taped it to the back of the DSP piece. And that was taped to the scalloped edge piece.

I stamped the flowers from the "Hand-Penned" set using black Memento ink on Basic White card stock. I die cut them with the matching die and I was ready to color.

I used Blends pens to color the piece. I used both light and dark Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody and Old Olive.

For the yellow flower I used Mango Melody (light and dark) and for the center of the flower petals I used light Pumpkin Pie and for the very center of the flower I used the Dark Pumpkin Pie pen.

I tied a Baker's Twine bow around the stem and added Dimensionals to the back.

The words are from the "Art Gallery" set and were stamped using Old Olive ink. I cut the piece on my paper cutter to 3/8" x 2-1/2" and I snipped the corners.  Dimensionals were added to the back.

I set the flower in place first and then the words. And that was it.  This was a very quick and easy card to make and I love how it looks like a fall card now. I need to make a few more fall cards and I am going to see if I can make some of my other sets "convert"!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's fall thinking of you card, 
Wanda

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Banner Year, Peaceful Prints, Masculine Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I had forgotten I had the "Peaceful Prints" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and when I ran across it today I thought I'd look for a card to make using it. And I found this one here.  I did make a few minor changes.

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

The DSP was cut at 5-1/2" x 3-1/4".  I taped it to the front of the card.

Then I took some Real Red ribbon I had on hand. There was just enough on the spool to wrap it around the card (which I hate to do because it wastes so much ribbon but I had no choice here) and I tied it in a knot. My knot didn't want to sit nice so I used some small glue dots behind and around it. No one will ever know! Plus it holds the ribbon in place.

The words are from the "Banner Year" set and were stamped using Real Red ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock.  I die cut them using a die from the "Ornate Frames" pack. 

I cut two Basic Black pieces from the same die. I added tape to the word piece and off set it on one of the Basic Black pieces at the top and then added tape to that and off set it on the bottom. Dimensionals were added behind the piece and it was set in place on the front of the card.  And that was it. 

As I was looking at my card I thought that some rhinestones might look cute in the center of some or all of the snowflakes on the card. But then again I was thinking what a great masculine card this is and bling might not be the way to go!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's masculine Christmas card,
Wanda

Monday, October 04, 2021

Banner Year, Penguin Playmates, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I have LOTS of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package.  It was a free Sale-a-Bration item. I got two packs and I have not opened the second pack yet. And if I keep using these tiny scraps it may never be opened! LOL  But on the brighter side, I'm using the scraps.  

Today's card is a quick and easy card, so I could use a lot of strips and make a lot of cards with it, that should use up some of the DSP, right?  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut the full sheet in half on the short side so it measured 4-1/4" x 11". Then I folded it in half so it opens on the bottom and the fold is on  the top.

A 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic White card stock was cut and I rounded the corners.

I took a scrap piece of the DSP and set it on top of my rounded corner piece. I set this on top of my scoring board. I eyed the DSP so it looked even on the top, left and right.  Then I took my stylus and followed a line alongside the left of the DSP. I did not go any higher than the DSP or any lower.  Next I had to sort of feel for the scoring board line on the right. I didn't want my DSP to be too wide so I had to make sure I was keeping it to 1-3/4".  My DSP was wider than that because I started to score over it. So at this point I was able to finish the scoring for the right side. Then I turned the card stock to the right and scored on the shorter sides (top and bottom of the scored "frame").  I trimmed my DSP to just a hair smaller than 1-3/4" x 4-1/4".  

I turned the Basic White piece over and on top of my scoring board, I went over the score lines so the bump would be on the front. Do this gently so you don't rip your card stock. You don't need to press hard because the card stock is already loose from scoring on the front.

I taped the DSP inside the "frame". Then I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the card base.

The words are from the "Banner Year" set and were stamped using Just Jade ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I trimmed the word piece to 2-1/4" x 7/16".  I snipped the corners to give it a little bit softer look. The words were set in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a super easy and quick card to make. I think I'm going to give this layout a try with one of the Halloween sets.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by to see today's quick and easy Christmas card,
Wanda

  

Sunday, October 03, 2021

Cutest Halloween, Kid Friendly Halloween Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I had a lot of fun making today's card. I was able to grab a couple of pieces of scrap Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Cute Halloween" 6" x 6" stack. Ya gotta love it when you can use those scraps!

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of DSP from the "Cute Halloween" stack. I thought the stripes would look nice on the background.

A 4-5/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Basic Black card stock. And a 4-1/2" x 2" piece of Highland Heather card stock. The DSP measured 4-3/8" x 1-7/8".  These were all taped together.

I took a 2" x 2" piece of the colored dotted DSP and added a  2-1/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Basic Black and a 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Highland Heather. I taped these pieces together. You can cut the piece in half and butt it up against the long layer. I just left it long and taped it to the long layer and then I taped that to the front of the card. 

I fussy cut a skull, mostly because it was a piece that was usable on a small scrap but it worked out in my favor! It was set in place using a couple of Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Cutest Halloween" and were stamped using black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I trimmed the piece to measure 5/8" x 1-3/4". I clipped the corners so they didn't have that sharp look. I set it in place using Dimensionals. I doubled the thickness of the Dimensionals on the left side.

I thought it could use something more so I glued on some paper stars that I had die cut the other day. They were left over and they were also in the cover of a container I had on my worktable that really needed to be closed. So I glued every one of those little stars on the front of the card.

Then I colored the skulls and all of the stars using Wink of Stella. It was just enough sparkle to make the card fun!

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and see today's kid-friendly Halloween card,
Wanda

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Snowman Season, Penguin Playmates, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today's card is super easy and quick to make. I like to have cards like that now and then, plus you can use some of you DSP!! I'm trying to "Stop the Hoard!" LOL  I found this card on Pinterest and I did change it a little. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Fresh Freesia card stock. The sheet was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side. After it was cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11". I scored mine at 5-1/2" and folded it. I usually use my scoring board to score my cards in half. I like to make sure I get a straight fold.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Evening Evergreen card stock for the layer.

Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package. Then I cut that piece at 3". The larger part will be at the bottom and the back of this smaller piece will be at the top.  I taped this to the Evening Evergreen piece and it was ready for the words. Once the words were stamped the piece was taped to the card base. 

I did not have the same words as the original card so I went looking in my sets for something that was large enough to use in that space. I found these in the "Snowman Season" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.

A 1" x 4" strip of Evening Evergreen was cut for the wide layer. Then I cut a 3/4" x 3-7/8" strip of Basic White card stock and the thinner Evening Evergreen layer was cut 1/2" x 3-7/8".  I colored this thinnest strip using Wink of Stella for some sparkle. I had colored mine after I had taped it to the card. After I had taped it, the piece looked like it needed something.  The Wink of Stella sparkle was perfect.  

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

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

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Friday, October 01, 2021

Cutest Halloween, Kid Friendly Halloween Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I didn't have to go far to find this card. Grab your Stampin' Up! 2021 Holiday catalog and turn to page 50!  There it is, this card. It was so cute that I had to make one.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  I used a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" of the "Cute Halloween" Designer Series Paper (DSP). I colored the images in using my dark Highland Heather Blends pen.  Or you can use a blending brush and a Highland Heather ink pad, or you can also sponge the color on. I taped the DSP to the card base.

Next I cut a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Basic White and I dotted it with color from my dark Highland Heather and dark Basic Black Blends pens. I saw that you don't need to flick the cover off the tips of the pens, you can just take your snips (with the cover on) and tap hard on the pen and the ink will flick off onto your paper. First I did the Highland Heather and then I did the Basic Black.  I think some Pumpkin Pie would have been cute on there too! I taped it to the front of the card at an angle.

Next I took the black and orange striped image from the same DSP stack and cut it at 3-1/2" x 2-1/2". I marked the center at the bottom and 1/2" up and I cut from the corner to that center mark on both sides.

I added tape to the back of the piece and ran my ribbon across the piece, pressing it down on the back. You just make kind of a "Z" and trim the ends. I set this piece in place using Dimensionals. I tried to set it on straight, lining the top edge of the piece with the top edge of the card base.

Next I stamped three pumpkins. I used Pumpkin Pie ink to stamp the outline and Pumpkin Pie ink stamped off once for the solid part. The face was stamped using black Memento ink.  Then I punched them out using the matching "Halloween" punch.  I added a Dimensional to the back of each one. They were added to the left side of the striped piece.

I punched out a Highland Heather label and cut the bottom end off so it was straight. I stamped some cute spiders on it from the "Cutest Halloween" set using Gorgeous Grape ink. This was set in place with a couple of Dimensionals. 

The words were stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink and were cut off using a scissors and the ends were snipped. Small Dimensionals were added to the back, I did have to trim them a bit, and they were set in place on the label piece. 

I didn't purchase the cute star sequins but there was a star die in "Frightful Tags" dies so I die cut some Highland Heather, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie ones and I just glued them in place on the front of the card.   And the card was done.

I often find cute cards in the catalogs but I don't think I've ever made one directly from the catalog. Cute, isn't it?  

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by today and see this fun Halloween card,
Wanda

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Frightfully Cute, Kid Friendly Halloween Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

In the package of "Cute Halloween" Designer Series Paper (DSP) there's an adorable bat sheet with several bats on it. I thought it was such a cute design but I haven't used it much. I'm not sure if it's because I can't think of what to do with it or if I'm secretly hoarding it. LOL

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

I cut a 1-3/4" x 5-1/2" piece of the DSP that was mostly black on the one side. You can use a piece of Basic Black card stock if you like. I was going to until I saw that strip in my DSP stack. It was the perfect size and I thought I should use it up.  Then I cut a strip of the colorful dotted DSP to measure 1-5/8" x 5-1/2" and I taped the two pieces together.

They were then taped to the front of the card about 3/8" up from the bottom. I didn't press down on the upper right side of that strip because I needed to slip a circle under it a bit.

The words are from the "Frightfully Cute" set and were stamped using black Memento ink.

I fussy cut the large bat and then I saw the two smaller ones that were going to get tosses into recycling because the piece I had wasn't good for anything, so more fussy cutting. 

I punched a 1-3/4" circle and I took my blending brush and brushed on some Flirty Flamingo ink. I set the large bat in place on it using Dimensionals. I set the bat high up on the circle. I added tape to the back of the circle and slipped it under the DSP strip until the bottom of the bat was even with the edge of the strip.

Then I brushed on some more Flirty Flamingo ink for the other two little bats and they were set in place with a Dimensional. And the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. It's very kid friendly and it was fun to put together.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's kid friendly Halloween card,
Wanda


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Frightfully Cute, Cutest Halloween, Halloween Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I was looking in Pinterest for some inspiration. I found a cute card but it didn't have any stamping on and I wasn't fond of drawing on my cards because I'm not good at it. But I managed to come up with this. I didn't have the same textures, though if I had they would be retired, so I used what I had. Here's my card and here's how I made it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock. I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock inside.

The original card link didn't have much help there. I had to figure out the size of the strips myself. They each measure 1-5/6" x 4". I used Daffodil Delight, Basic White and Pumpkin Pie card stock.

I textured the Daffodil Delight one using the "Wintry 3D" embossing folder. And the bottom piece was textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I embossed them after I cut them. Had I done them first, I would have been able to make 3 cards from one quarter piece of card stock. But I wasn't thinking ahead until I was cutting the Basic White piece, after the texturing had been done. Isn't that how it goes? LOL

I took the Basic White piece and stamped the words from the "Frightfully Cute" set using black Memento ink. And then I stamped the candy corns from the "Cutest Halloween" set. There's a set of three candies on one stamp and a single one. I put both on my stamping block and stamped around the words.

I colored the tops of the candy corns using my Daffodil Delight marker.

I glued my strips in place, leaving about an 1/8" space between each one.

The bow was made using two 9" strips of the black gingham ribbon and was tied at the same time. Then it was glued to the top of the card. And the card was done.

This was a fun and easy card to make and I do regret not texturing the quarter sheets of the card stock so I could make 3 cards instead of one. Oh well, that's how it goes!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's easy Halloween card,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Bright Baubles, Delicate Baubles, Banner Year, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I had received a sample package of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and coordinating card stock from Terri for placing an order with her. This DSP was not on my wish list but once I saw it in person, I had second thoughts!!!  Terri has some great samples on her web site too!  When you have some time, hop on over and have a look.

So as I was looking through the samples, I saw this one with the trees and thought I'd work with it first.  It was 4" x 6" so I cut it down to 5-1/4" x  4?  I taped it to a piece of Basic Gray card stock that was in my sample package. I also taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock on the inside (the Basic White was also in the package, it was a half-sheet.)

I took the other half of the Basic White sheet and I die cut the solid bulb shape from it.  Then I took some silver glitter paper and I die cut the snowflake using the "Delicate Baubles" piece. I glued it in place on top of the Basic White piece.

There's also a cute ribbon die and I cut one of Basic Gray card stock. I glued it to the top of the bulb.

The words are from the "Banner Year" set and were stamped using Basic Gray ink. I set it up in my Stamparatus because I had already taped it to the front of the card. You can stamp the words before taping, it's probably a better idea. With the Stamparatus, it doesn't matter if you do it before or after, the magnets hold the piece in place nicely.

I set the bulb in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  I'm not sure if I like it or not. I don't dislike it but I think it needs to grow on me!

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Monday, September 27, 2021

Bright Baubles, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

When I saw this card on Pinterest I just had to order the bundle and make it. There's other fun bulbs in the set so it wasn't like I was just going to make this one card and not touch the set again.  This card was just SO stunning and I was drawn in!!!  You can see the original card here. If you click through the link you will be taken to the original card and you can either watch a video or read/download the instruction sheets to make it. I pulled up the sheet but didn't download it.  And I didn't follow directions very well either!! Oops!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Sahara Sand.  This is a color I rarely use and I have a lot of it in my workroom. It's fun to work with colors you don't use much, plus in cases like that you know you have plenty of that color! LOL

The Evening Evergreen was cut at 3-3/4" x 4-1/2" and the Pear Pizzazz was cut at 3-1/8" x 4-1/2". 

The frame was made using two of the stitched rectangle dies and a piece of Sahara Sand card stock.  I used the 3rd and 5th largest rectangles. I used post it tape to hold them in place and I die cut them both at the same time. I set this piece on top of the Pear Pizzazz piece, lining it up as though I was assembling the card. This way I could see exactly where the word was going to go. I added Dimensionals to the back and I set it aside.

The "Joy" is from the "Bright Baubles" set and was stamped using Versa Mark and embossed with white embossing powder. I heat mine up from the backside of the card, that way none blows away from the embossing tool.

Now came the fun part. I die cut the outline of the bulb using Evening Evergreen card stock. Then I die cut just the star using a piece of Crushed Curry card stock scrap.  And the tree was die cut using Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Now here's where following the instructions would have helped me. I turned the frame piece over and set all of the pieces in place.  And I mean all of them. I even lost a few of the tiny pieces between the snowflakes so I die cut some more.  I used my Tombow mono glue and ran it across the back to hold all the pieces in place. Then it dawned on me that the pieces outside of the tree didn't need to be there. So I picked them out and they were very sticky.  Once I got them out of there, I added some more glue to the frame and I set in in place on the Sahara Sand bulb shape. There's a nice die for the layer.  I also colored the snowflakes and star using the Wink of Stella pen. 

Then I die cut the bow and glued it in place. I cut the top stem part to 3/4" long. The very end of it is going to be tucked under the frame.

The card was now ready to assemble.  I set the frame in place. Then I set the bulb on top and marked with a pencil where the glue needed to go. I marked inside the bulb area so the pencil marks wouldn't show. I glued the bulb in place. I tucked the hanger under the frame. And I added a few Dimensionals under the parts that are in the open area of the frame. I didn't want the piece to sag.

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

This was a very quick and easy card to make (if you follow directions!). I love the look of it and I look forward to making it in different colors too.  Plus there's a snowflake bulb in the set and you all know how much I love snowflakes!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda



Sunday, September 26, 2021

Penguin Place, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

A switch from Halloween cards. I thought we could use a little break from them right now. I have a list of ones I'd like to make but I needed a little change, so I thought I'd head back to the "Penguin Place" set and see what I could come up with there.

So, today's card is a fun, quick and easy one. It's made using one of my favorite layouts.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Fresh Freesia card stock. I cut the sheet in half on the 8-1/2" side so when it was cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  I folded it in half so the card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 3-1/2" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the layer.

Then I cut the Highland Heather card stock at 3" x 4-1/8" and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package was cut at 2-7/8" x 4".  

I lined up the DSP on the Highland Heather piece. I placed a little bit of tape where the opening is going to be punched. I needed to hold it in place.  I used a 1-1/4" punch to make the first circle. I punched both pieces together. Then I removed the card stock and punched the DSP with a piece of scrap copier paper behind it. I used the 1-3/8" punch for that. Line up the circle and punch out a small ring. You do need something behind the DSP or it will just rip or get caught in the punch. Then I taped the DSP to the Highland Heather piece.

The ribbon ends were taped to the back of the piece and a knot was tied in the front using a separate piece of ribbon. 

Next I stamped the word from the "Penguin Place" set using black Memento ink on a 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" piece of Basic White card stock. You can go larger, as long as the piece fits in the opening.  I added a few Dimensionals around the back of the circle and I set the words in place.  Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the card except on the word piece, there I just used tape and I set the piece in place on the front of the card.

I punched utu the penguin from the "Penguin Playmates" DSP and I also punched out one from some scrap Basic Black card stock (you can use white too) and I taped the two pieces together. I just wanted the penguin to have some substance to it. 

I taped the penguin in place to the right of the circle and on the ribbon line. I forgot to mention, the ribbon is 7/8" from the Highland Heather edge.

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

This was a very fun and quick card to make. This was the perfect paper for this layout.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Friday, September 24, 2021

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That mean roll of snail tape was finally used up on this card. When I added the Basic White piece to the inside, there was just enough tape left on the noisy roll. My plan was to heavily tape that inside piece if I had to, just to get rid of that tape!  LOL But as luck would have it, I was able to use it "properly" and got to the end of it on this card!  Now let's hope the next one is quiet! LOL

I found this card on Pinterest. I had to do a bit of searching on the site it was posted at to find it. There was no direct link. Here's the link to it on Pinterest, I was unable to get a direct link. You need to click through 4 or 5 pages to find this card.

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

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic Black card stock for a backing. My piece was left over from something else I had cut in the center. I LOVE it that you can save card stock by doing that. No one will ever know there's a big ole hole cut in the middle of that piece!! 

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Cute Halloween" 6" x 6" stack. I cut the top piece at  2-1/2" x 3-3/4" and the bottom piece was cut at 2-1/3" x 3-3/4".  I cut mine like that because I was using a scrap of the "boo" paper. I taped the pieces to the Basic Black piece.

Then I colored some gingham ribbon using my dark Highland Heather Blends pen. I didn't have the silver mesh ribbon that was used on the original card. I cut the ribbon into two pieces, one 6-1/2" long and the the other 9-1/2" long. I set them aside to dry.  

Meanwhile I stamped the words from the "Cutest Halloween" set using black Memento ink. Then I die cut it using the square stitched die. The candy corns were stamped on it, plus three more were stamped on a scrap piece. I fussy cut the three and then I colored the top of each one using my Daffodil Delight marker. Dimensionals were added to the back of the word piece and I cut Dimensionals to fit the tiny candy corns.

The ghosts are from the "Cutest Halloween" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. There's a cute face image and that was also stamped using black Memento ink. Then they were punched out using the matching punch.  I set the candy corns in place on the ghost and then I added Dimensionals were added to the back of each ghost and they were set aside. 

I tied the bow to the ribbon. Then the word pieces were added. The ghost were then set in place on the front of the card.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done.

This was a very fun and easy card to make, including fussy cutting the tiny candy corns!

Thank you ever SO much for taking your time to stop by and see this ghostly card today,
Wanda

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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I found another card on Pinterest that uses scraps of Designer Series Paper(DSP).  I've been on the lookout for this type of card. I have SO much DSP and it's nice to use up the scraps!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Gray card stock. The full sheet was cut in half on the short side so this card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside.

The Pumpkin Pie layer was cut at 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" and the Basic White piece on top was cut at 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  Before the two layers were taped together you can die cut the scalloped circle using the one that measures about 2-1/4". After taping the two layers they were then taped to the front of the card.

The ribbon is the black & white gingham ribbon that was colored using the dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. It's interesting how stiff the ribbon gets after it dries.  Once it was dry I tied it into a bow and set it aside.

The words are from the "Cutest Halloween" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I used the 1-7/8" circle die to cut it out. Then I taped the two circles together. I added Dimensionals to the back and it was set aside.

The rectangles of DSP from the "Cute Halloween" 6" x 6" stack were cut at 1-3/8" x 2" and taped to the Basic White piece. I found this step the most difficult because it had to be centered and set on evenly. But I managed!

I die cut the spider's web from the "Frightful Tags" dies using Basic Black card stock. I cut 1/4" of it for this card. I added a little glue to the back of it where it wouldn't show sticking out behind the circle. I removed the backing on the Dimensionals on the circle and set the two pieces in place at about the same time.

The pumpkin was punched from a piece of the DSP in the "Cute Halloween" stack and it was set in place with a Dimensional on the right side and tape on the left.

The ribbon was tied into a bow and was set in place with a dot of Tombow mono glue. 

I thought the card could use a little bit of sparkle so I added some Wink of Stella to the pumpkin's eyes and to the spider web. I highly recommend adding the Wink of Stella to the spider web before it's set in place. After works too but it's easier to do before.  And that was it.

This was a very fun and quick card to make, plus you get to use up some of your scrap pieces.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's kid-friendly Halloween card,
Wanda




Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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I had run across a card on Pinterest and I thought I would give it a try but I made a number of changes. I liked the characters and the Designer Series Paper (DSP). The ribbon also caught my eye.  And this is what I came up with. You can see the original card here

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

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Highland Heather card stock for the layer.  And the DSP was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". I taped the DSP to the Highland Heather piece and then I taped that to the front of the card.

I cut a 2-1/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Highland Heather and I added some Highland Heather colored spiders from the "Cutest Halloween" set. I should have added more because you can't really see them much. I also cut a 2-3/8" x 2-3/8" Basic Black for the layer. I taped the two squares together. 

Then I cut a 3/4" x 4-7/8" piece of Basic Black card stock and I snipped one end to give it that ribbon look.

I took a 9" piece of gingham ribbon and folded it in the middle and taped it to the left side of the Basic Black strip. I trimmed the ends. Then the piece was taped to the front of the card 1-1/4" up from the bottom.  I used the stripes on the DSP to keep the strip straight.

The square piece was set in place using Dimenisonals.

The words are from the "Frightfully Cute" Halloween set and were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink. I die cut them with the die I didn't think I owned and wanted to use on the card I made the other day.  I just don't know what I have anymore!!! LOL The dies are from the "Frightful Tags" dies. I added Dimensionals to the right side and I taped the left side to the square piece.

I punched out three characters from the "Cute Halloween" DSP stack. I taped the pumpkin and the ghost in place and the cat was set in place using Dimensionals.  I didn't have the star embellishments (I do know I do not have them! LOL) but the "Frightful Tags" dies had a little star cluster die so I cut them out using Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Crushed Curry card stock. I glued the little stars in place and the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make and I like how colorful and festive it turned out!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's festive Halloween card,
Wanda



Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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I was thinking about making another Halloween card using the "Frightfully Cute" set but ended up back at the "Cutest Halloween" set!  Which is okay, I like both but the spider in the "Frightfully Cute" set was too small and had a line attached to it. So I went with the "Cutest Halloween" set.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  The Pumpkin Pie piece of card stock was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

I cut a 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" square  and stamped the spiders using black Memento ink.  I used a template I had made to set the square in and stamp and move the square so I could complete a whole circle. You can see that template here.  There's links there to find out how to make your own template. I keep my template right in with my Stamparatus. I have to take it out each time I need to use the Staparatus but that's okay, I always know where my template is. I also wrote on it so I know where to place the image.  After stamping the spiders eight times I removed the square from the template and I was ready to plan the next part of my card.  All I knew going into this card was I wanted to play with spiders!

So, I cut a 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" Basic Black square for the layer. I taped the two layers together.

I fussy cut a cute skull from the "Cute Halloween" 6" x 6" "Designer Series Paper" stack. I taped it to a 1-1/4" Basic Black circle. Dimensionals were added to the back of the circle and it was set in the center of the spiders. I was going to use the cat face but I thought it might look like the spider was after the cute kitty. LOL

The Pumpkin Pie piece was stamped with the outline pumpkin image from the same set. I stamped it using Pumpkin Pie ink. I taped it to the Basic Black piece and that was then taped to the front of the card. 

I die cut the fence pieces and the tree from the "Frightful Tags" dies. The fence is from Basic Black card stock and the tree is from Early Espresso. I glued the fences together so the two posts now look line one. I added glue to the left post and the center post and set it in place on the front of the card. I glued the tree down and then added glue to the other fence post and pressed it in place.

The words are from the "Frightfully Cute" set (see, I actually did get to use it! LOL) and the were stamped using Basic Black ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. Then I added the little pumpkin from the "Frightfully Cute" set using Pumpkin Pie ink. I punched the words out using a 1-3/8" circle punch and the Basic Black layer behind it was made using the 1-1/2" circle punch. I glued the two circles together and added Dimensionals on the back. I set the words in place over the left side of the fence.

I thought the card could use a bit of sparkle so I colored the skull and the little pumpkin with my Wink of Stella pen. And that was it.

I had a lot of fun making this card. There's a log going on here and yet it kept it's cuteness!  

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's kid friendly Halloween card,
Wanda

Monday, September 20, 2021

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Here I thought I would me making another card using the "Cutest Halloween" set but I ended up using the "Frightfully Cute" one instead. I have not used that one much and I need to go on the hunt for some cards using it. This card was super quick, fun and easy to make.  You can see the original card here. I did have to make a few minor changes.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  After I folded the piece in half, I cut off 1-1/4" off the right edge on the front of the card.

I cut a 2-3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Cute Halloween" 6 x 6" stack.  I have not used this design in the pack yet, so when I saw this card I was thrilled that I could play with the skull paper too!  I'm trying to use all of the paper in this stack and I'm off to a slow start!  After cutting the DSP, I cut a piece of Basic White card stock (which should have been Basic Black) and I glued it to the DSP. I wanted the DSP to have a firm backing because I was going to be doing my ribbon a bit differently.  After gluing the two pieces together, I cut a 6-1/2" piece of the "Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon" and I taped the ends to the back of the piece. My ribbon edge is about 1/2" from the edge of the DSP.  After taping it I glued the piece to the front of the card.

Then I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White and taped it to the inside of the card.  A 5-1/4" x 1-1/2" piece of the tiny colored striped DSP was taped to the inside of the card on top of the right side of the Basic White piece.

I didn't have the same die that was used on the original card, so I found one in the "Tasteful Layers" set and use it. I used Fresh Freesia for my color.

The words are from the "Frightfully Cute" card and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the fun circle die from the same "Tasteful Layers" set. I set the words in place on the Fresh Freesia piece using Dimensionals.

I fussy cut a skull. I didn't like how thin it felt being it was going to be hanging over the right edge of the front of the card so I glued it to a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock and I fussy cut around the skull again.  Now if you are making this card, cut out the skull, tape or glue it to the Basic Black and then do your fussy cutting.  Just saves a little time.  I chose glue because glue would be making the piece a bit more stiff too. The skull was then glued to the upper corner of the Fresh Freesia die cut piece.

I set the Fresh Freesia piece in place on the front of the card. I glued the left side of the piece and glued it so the bottom of the piece is 1-1/4" up from the bottom of the card. You can pretty much place it anywhere you like on the card. I chose lower because the bow is going to balance it out.  

A few black enamel dots from a retired pack were set in place on the Fresh Freesia piece and then the bow was added.  The card is now done and You're ready to make another one because it is super easy, fun and quick!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and seeing today's Halloween card,
Wanda