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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream, Birthday Card, Children's Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I made this card with an adult in mind but it is also a perfect card for a child. It's a perfect card for anyone. Especially those who love ice cream!!!

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

I cut two pieces of  Basic White card stock that measured  1" x 5-1/4". One for the front and one for the inside.  I taped the one to the inside and I waited for the one for the front.

I had a scrap piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Ice Cream Corner" 12" x 12" package. I cut trimmed it up to measure 3-5/8" x 3-1/4". I taped it to a 3-3/4" x 3-3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock. I didn't have any matching Stampin' Up! ribbon so I used some Offray ribbon I had gotten at Walmart a while back (before the pandemic - I haven't been in Walmart since Christmas of 2019).  Anyway, I was just happy that I had some ribbon that matched and I could use it. I didn't use it up, it was brand new but I can make more of this card and use more ribbon.  I taped the ends of the ribbon behind the layers using double sided tape and then when they were where I wanted them to be, I taped them down with scotch tape. I slipped the end of the ribbon still on the spool under the taped piece of ribbon, I tied a knot and then cut the end of the ribbon. I set this piece on top of the Basic White piece to see where the words would go.

The words are from the same "Sweet Ice Cream" set and were stamped using Cinnamon Cider ink. I had just ordered that ink pad. I love how much it looks like the color of gingerbread so I have plans for that color this fall with some retired gingerbread boy stamps, dies and punches.  Once the words were stamped I taped the piece to the card base.

The DSP layered piece was set in place using Dimenisonals.

I punched out the cone using the DSP from the "Ice Cream Corner" package.  It's actually from the back of the ice cream cone paper used on the card. It doesn't take much for the cone so I made sure that punched cones from any scraps. 

I stamped the ice cream using the image from the "Sweet Ice Cream" set and Highland Heather ink. I also stamped some Highland Heather sprinkles. I added a little glue to the top edge of the cone and set the ice cream on to.  I thought the Highland Sprinkles were too light so I added some of the fun "Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles". Those were glued in place. I set the ice cream cone in place using Dimensionals on the upper part of the done and all over the ice cream.

A few more sprinkles were added to the front of the card and the card was done.

I LOVE how cute this card turned out. It's great for an adult or a child. It's colorful enough for females and the Cinnamon Cider leans towards the masculine. Just perfect!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by to see this cute ice cream cone card,
Wanda


Monday, April 12, 2021

Handsomely Suited, Father's Day Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today I thought I would have some fun with the "Handsomely Suited" set/bundle. I ordered the bundle so I could get the stamps and dies together. There's some fun dies in there and I hope to play with them sometime soon. But for today, this is what I came up with. Something fairly easy and fun for Father's Day.

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 Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Well Suited" 12" x 12" package. I taped the piece in the middle  area because I knew I had to remove it for the second cutting. After taping, I used the third smallest "Stitched Rectangle" die and die cut the center. I lined up all sides as best as I could to get it centered or to give the appearance of being centered! 

After cutting I removed the DSP. I took the DPS and used the next size up "Rectangle Die" and centered it around the cut out area. I taped it in place with a couple pieces of Post It tape to hold it in place and I cut it out. The stitching doesn't show up so well on the DSP but it is there! Then the DSP was taped to the front of the card. You may want to put the DSP on top of the card first to make sure it all lines up. Mine was a hair off in centering and once I turned the piece around to the top was on the bottom and the bottom on the top it fit much better. So it's not perfectly centered, it just looks like it.  After making sure I got the pieces on the right spot I taped it to the front of the card. Before you cut out the piece you could add a tiny piece of DSP to the top so you'd know which end was up. I didn't think of that until just now!  DUH!  Gotta love those "DUH" moments! LOL  

Next came the words from the "Handsomely Suited" set. I stamped them using Pacific Point ink. My pad was a bit dry so it's not as solid as I would have liked it and I even stamped it in the Stamparatus. You almost have to use that to get the words straight. I put a scrap piece of copier paper on the front of the card and then stamped the words to make sure they were straight and centered. Then I stamped the words. But I didn't remember to check the edges of my stamp and I got ink by the "Have".  UGH.  And I had to stamp twice because the ink was too light. So I inked up the words again and I remembered to clean the edge but it was the wrong side.  Again, UGH!  So now I had this nice dark mark on my card. The first time it was light. So the words "now you did it" rang in my head.  What to do?  What to do?  I had some colored sequins so I thought I'd use a royal blue one to cover that mark. It worked and I was hoping it wouldn't give it too much bling for a masculine card.  I think it will work. It's just one sequin, any more and I think it would be too much. Oh and one more thing about the words. I covered the bottom word "Handsome". I didn't want that on my card. Not that the person receiving it isn't handsome but it just didn't seem right on a Father's Day card to someone who isn't my father. 

So now onto the bowtie. I die cut it from a piece of DSP from the same "Well Suited" package. There's even an oval for the center of the tie to die cut. I cut out the bow and the center piece. Before I had added the words I was thinking of putting the bow on one of the corners but it gave it that "Hello Kitty" look so I decided to do the words first. After seeing the space that was created from masking off the "Handsome" on the words I realized I had a gap to fill. When I centered the stamp I included the "Handsome" in the space. But I think this was a happy accident. (I make a lot of those!).  I added Dimensionals to the bottom of the bow and the bottom center of the bow and set it in place. Then I added the center of the bow. Before you stick the bow, make sure none of it sticks to the inside of the card.  Once the bow was added, the card was done. 

I like how it turned out. It's masculine looking and a perfect card for Father's Day. It would also make a great masculine birthday card too! This was fun to make and I can see myself using this layout again.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time today to see this easy Father's Day Card,
Wanda

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Art Gallery, Flourishing Phrases, Sympathy Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today's card is the sympathy card I needed to make for me to send out. I begun work on it yesterday when I made the one my friend requested.  

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 took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued this piece in place on the front of the card.

The words I used are from the retired "Flourishing Phrases" set and were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the fourth smallest "Stitched Rectangle" die. I prefer to stamp first and then do the die cutting to make sure I get the words as straight as possible. I added Dimensionals and centered it on the front of the card.

The flowers image is from the "Art Gallery" set and were first stamped on Basic White card stock using Granny Apple Green ink and then stamped on another piece of Basic White card stock using Highland Heather and highlighted with Gorgeous Grape. I die cut both. I fussy cut off the Highland Heather leaves and glued that piece to the Granny Apple Green piece.  I added Dimensionals and set it in place on top of the Stitched Rectangle piece. Then the stem and flowers were added using Dimensionals and the card was done.

I love the simplicity of this card but I'm sad that I had to make it.  Usually when I make sympathy cards they are for the stash to sell.  I don't make very many and they do sell out. 

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

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Art Gallery, Here's a Card, Sympathy Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

My "Art Gallery" set was still sitting out (I know, you'd be more surprised if I had told you I had put it away! LOL) and I had a request from a friend to make a sympathy card that was bright and colorful. This is what I came up with and she loved it.

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

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fine Art Floral" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the front of the card base.

I die cut the lacy border piece from the "Ornate Layers" dies on a piece of Basic White card stock. Then the words from the "Here's A Card" set were stamped on the right side using black Memento ink. I waited to tape that piece in place until the flower was done. If you are following along, you can tape it down now because you can see the placement.

The larger flower image was stamped using Coastal Cabana ink and the highlights image was stamped using Bermuda Bay ink. I stamped the center with Old Olive but you can pretty much use any color, it's not going to show. I took my Tombow Mono glue and drew over the stamped image and I even took a toothpick to get the pointy areas. I let the glue dry. It remains sticky when it dries. Then I added a piece of the gold foil over the top and pressed it down. I got my stipple brush and brushed away the excess foil. You can also use a toothbrush if you want.  Just lightly brush over the area to remove the foil that didn't stick to the glue.

The leaves and stem were stamped using Old Olive ink on Basic White card stock. The flower and leaves piece were die cut at the same time. I prefer cutting more than one item at a time, it saves time and wear and tear on your machine and arm. I added Dimensionals to the back of the flower and leaves and stem.

I set the word piece on top of the card and the flower pieces just for placement. Once I had them were I liked them, I taped the word piece in place and set the flower and stem in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make and my friend really liked the colors, it was exactly what she wanted. A little bit of my heart goes into sympathy cards especially when I know where they are going.

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

Friday, April 09, 2021

Art Gallery, Thinking of You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

My "Art Gallery" set was still sitting out and I found out today I was in need of another thinking of you card. This is a fun and easy set to play with. Plus there's matching dies!!!  Gotta LOVE that.

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 textured it using the "Brick & Mortar" embossing folder (and it is NOT retiring).  I love the looks of this folder. It works with both female and masculine cards. I glued my textured piece in place. With some of the more dimensional embossed pieces, I will use glue to make sure I get it to stick better. Sometimes with the tape it will go on the whole area but because the area dips in, it won't stick to the card base. So I just glue it and I know the glue will solidly hold my piece in place.

I stamped the stem and leaves image using Old Olive ink. I die cut them with the matching die. Dimensionals were added to the back and set aside.

The flower was stamped using Daffodil Delight for the larger image and Crushed Curry for the second step image. Then I stamped some Mango Melody in the center using the small center stamp. I die cut the flower out using the matching die. I didn't like how the Mango Melody looked, so I ended up drawing over that image using some Tombow Mono glue. I let the glue dry and once it was dry I added a piece of gold foil and pressed it onto the sticky glue. Tombow Mono glue remains sticky once it's dry. Ever try to remove it from your fingers? What a mess!  I have a love hate relationship with this glue! LOL After the foil was pressed onto the glued area I took a stipple brush and brushed away the gold that didn't stick. It brushed away easily because the gold foil is so thin and fragile. You could use a toothbrush to do this too. Once I got all the loose gold foil off it ended up as you see it. Pretty, huh? I added Dimensionals to the back.

The words are from the same set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it with the rectangle die from the bundle.  And now I was ready to assemble.

I set the stem piece in place and then the flower on top. I was going to have the words go over the stem but it didn't look quite right so I added it below the flower and I think it worked there much better. And the card was done!  

This was an easy and fun card to make. Plus super quick. I need to use that gold foil more often, it's fun and pretty!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time today to see this easy to make flower card,
Wanda


Thursday, April 08, 2021

Art Gallery, Thinking of You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today I needed to make a thinking of you card. I pulled out my "Art Gallery" stamp set and found a card on Pinterest that I thought would be pretty to make. You can see that card here. I changed it a little.

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. Folded it measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fine Art Floral" 12" x 12" package that measured 4" x 5-1/4".  I taped it to the front of the card.

I die cut the lacy frame from the "Ornate Layers" dies using Basic White card stock. I LOVE this lacy frame and I should use it more, it's SO pretty.

The flower is from a piece of the DSP from the same package. There are two pages of flowers that fit in the die. I found a flower that didn't have any other pieces of flower in the background and I die cut it. Some of the flowers overlap each other and it's hard to find one that is all alone.

I stamped the flower stem and leaf image using Old Olive ink on Basic White card stock. I die cut it out. I LOVE it that I don't have to fussy cut these pieces, though they are easy enough to fussy cut.  But when I don't have to, I'm thrilled. I tend to make more cards using the set when I don't have to fussy cut!

And the words are from the same "Art Gallery" set and were stamped using Old Olive ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. There is a die in the bundle that is perfect for these words. I die cut them out and now I was ready to assemble my card. I cut a 4" x 1-1/2" piece of Rococo Rose card stock. 

The Rococo Rose piece was taped to the middle of the DSP. Then I set the lacy piece in place using Dimensionals. Next I added the stem and leaves piece using Dimensionals. The flower was set in place using Dimensionals and placed just over the top of the stem. The words were also added using Dimensionals. Make sure you don't add a Dimensional to the center of the word piece or you won't like the results. You need that stem to be between the Dimensionals. Once the words were added the card was done.  You could add some bling if you wish. I left it plain because I am sending it through the mail and I don't want to pay extra.

Wouldn't this make a nice Mother's Day, Birthday, Get Well or even a Sympathy card?

This was a fun, easy and pretty card to make. Now I need to get it addressed and ready to mail.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see this pretty flower card,
Wanda

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Handsomely Suited, Masculine Birthday Card, Father's Day Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today's card was found on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I liked it so much I pretty much copied it as it was. 

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

There is a 4" x 5-1/4" Basic White piece on top of the card base for the first layer.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Well Suited" 12" x 12" package. The piece was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and taped on top of the Basic White layer.

The ties were stamped using the two long tie stamps from the "Handsomely Suited" set. The first tie was stamped using Versa Mark on Misty Moonlight card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

The center tie was stamped on Smoky Slate card stock using Basic Gray ink.

And the third tie was stamped using Seaside Spray card stock and Misty Moonlight ink.

All three ties were die cut and set in place on top of the DSP using Dimensionals.

The words are from the same "Handsomely Suited" set and were stamped on a piece of Basic White using Misty Moonlight ink. They were die cut using the second smallest Rectangle Die in the set of 8 dies in the package. The words were also set in place using Dimensionals.

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

This is a fun set to play with and I like it because it's a great masculine set.

What was nice about the components of this card was that I was able to use scraps.  It was nice to not to have to die cut a new piece of card stock for small pieces. But sometimes it happens and you just have to roll with it. But when it happens that you can use up all scraps, it's even better!

There are also some Father's Day words in this set and this card would make a great Father's Day card too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this nice masculine card today,
Wanda

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Hey Chick, Friendship Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I'm questioning my purchase of the "Chick Dies". I still had my "Hey Chick" stamp set from a couple of years ago and I hardly used it. So when I saw the dies I thought it would be fun to add that to the set and make some cute cards.  Well, I found it difficult to come up with a card back when it was just the set and now add the dies to the mix and I'm still finding it difficult.  Maybe if I find some time where I can dedicate more time to playing with it.  I had limited time today and here is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  I used a blending brush and scrubbed in some Seaside Spray ink.  I believe the Seaside Spray will be retiring soon.  It was one of my favorite in-colors.

Next I die cut the corn stalks and the parts that hold the corn cobs, there were four of them. I die cut two corn stalks and just four of the corn cob holder parts using Old Olive card stock.  I also cut four ears of corn using Daffodil Delight card stock. I had used scrap card stock when die cutting these pieces.  I glued the corn cob to the holder piece and set it aside to set up. 

I took some white glue and put some on a piece of waxed paper. I folded the paper in half and spread it thin with my bone folder. I opened up the waxed paper and set my corn stalk and pressed it into the glue. I set it in place on the area where I scrubbed in the Seaside Spray color. I repeated this for the other corn stalk.  Then I added the corns to the stalks.

The fence was die cut using some silver foil card stock. I happened to have had a scrap piece in my package and it had a double stick piece on it already. Yay, no messy glue to deal with when adding this piece.  Though removing all those little dots in the fence was not fun because they stuck to the sticky backing. I had to carefully remove them before I could set the fence in place.  I think the fence is adorable and using the foil paper makes it look even cuter! I set the fence in place over the corn stalks. I did use my heat tool to warm up the fence to make sure it stuck. It was starting to come loose so heating up the piece makes the sticky part more stickier and it's really sticking now!

Next I stamped the words from the "Hey Chick" set using black Memento ink.

I stamped the chick and die cut it using the die in the new "Chick" dies. I colored it in using the Blends pens. I used light Daffodil Delight then added some highlights with the dark Daffodil Delight pen. The feet and beak were colored in using the dark Pumpkin Pie pen. The tail feathers were colored using both the light and dark Real Red pens. And the hair was done using both the light and dark Bermuda Bay pens. 

I set the chicken in place over the corn stalk ends and the card was done. It was a quick card to make but I am not thrilled with it. I may cut the edges so it's smaller and add it to a Bermuda Bay or Seaside Spray card base. It's just too plain looking. It needs a little something and I think that might just be what will make the image pop more.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and have a look at today's card,
Wanda

Monday, April 05, 2021

Handsomely Suited, Masculine Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I still have my "handsomely Suited" stamp set sitting out so I thought I'd make one more card and then put the set back in the stack and grab something different to play with tomorrow. 

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 Night of Navy card stock and I used the necktie stamp and Versa Mark to add a little interest to the background.

I cut a 5" x 1-3/4" piece of Basic White card stock. I centered the tie die and ran it through my Big Shot. 

Then I cut a 1-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Well Suited" 12" x 12" package. I added Dimensionals to the Basic White piece being careful to get them close to the tie but not so close that they show. I removed the protective backing on the Dimensionals and then turned the DSP upside down and set it on top of the Dimensionals. Normally I will do it the opposite way where I set the piece with the Dimensionals on top of the backing piece but I wanted to make sure that none of the DSP showed over the edges of the Whisper White piece.  

Next I stamped the words from the same set on a scrap piece of Basic White using black Memento ink. I think Night of Navy ink might have looked better.  I die cut the piece using one of the soon to be retiring oval dies. I'm going to miss those dies and I'm hoping that Stampin' Up! has something great to replace them. So many of the words look better in an oval than a circle.  We just have to wait and see.

The card is now ready to assemble. I taped the large Night of Navy piece to the front of the card. Then I added tape to the back of the DSP tie piece and set it in place on the left side of the card. I eyed the top, left and bottom to make sure they were as equal as I could. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the word piece and set it in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. This would also make a great Father's Day card too. There are words for that in the "Handsomely Suited" stamp set.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time today to see this fun masculine card,
Wanda 

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Handsomely Suited, Masculine Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I bought this set back in January and I had not used it until today. I am not sure why I was saving it. At first I didn't use it because I wanted to play with the Sale-a-Bration sets but that ended on February 28th.  Then I started playing with some of the other stamp sets in the stack of them I bought and this one was at the bottom. I took it out today and wasn't sure what I was going to come up with.  Here's what I created and how I created it.

The base of my 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 Pacific Point card stock was cut for the larger layer. A 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Well Suited" 12" x 12" package. There's a lot of fun designs in that package. I can't wait to play with both the "Handsomely Suited" set and the DSP.

After I cut the DSP, I took the other side of that same design and die cut the bow ties and bowtie centers. I set the centers in place using a Dimensional and I added Dimensionals to the back of the bowties. 

The layers the bowties are affixed to measure 3-3/4" x 2-1/4" for the Pacific Point piece and 3-5/8" x 2-1/8" for the Basic Black piece. I taped those two layers together and then I set the bowties on top.

The words are from the "Handsomely Suited" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it with the "Ovals" dies and I also cut the scalloped oval that is just a bit larger than the one the words were cut from. I cut the scalloped one from the center of the larger Pacific Point layer. I cut in the middle, no one will ever know there's a hole in the middle of that layer. 

Now I was ready to put the card together. I put the larger Pacific Point layer on top of the card base. Then the DSP layer went on next.

The bowties piece was taped to the left lining up the top and left side so they looked pretty equal. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the oval circles and set in place on the bottom part of the card.

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

This was a fun and easy card to make and I REALLY like how it turned out.  I love it when I can find a great masculine set.  This one is great!!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and check out this fun card today,
Wanda

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Welcome Easter, Children's Easter Cards, Ice Cream Corner

I needed to make a couple of Easter cards for my granddaughters but I didn't buy any new Easter sets this year. SO I took out my retired "Welcome Easter" set and stamped a bunny and a chick and made their cards using those two images.

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper from the "Ice Cream Corner" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the card base.

I stamped the bunny and the chick from the "Welcome Easter" set using black Memento ink on Basic White card stock. They were cut out and then colored using Blends pens.  I did a much better job with my coloring last year when I had gotten the set. You can see my chick card here and my bunny card here for reference for coloring. The bunny card there is actually a Wobble card. You use coiled up wire to make a spring to put between the card and the back of the bunny and it wiggles.  It's cute. But I opted to just color the cards and not do anything fancy because come Monday the cards will be in the recycling bin anyway! They are kids, kids don't hang onto cards!

These were quick and easy and fun to make and I 'm glad I got them done instead of waiting until the very last minute, which is something I tend to do!

I'm not fond of the Flirty Flamingo background. I think Pumpkin Pie might have been better. But like I said, it's for kids and they won't notice.  LOL

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and see my mediocre Easter cards today,
Wanda

Friday, April 02, 2021

Blossoms in Bloom, Many Layers, Birthday Card, Part 2

Today's card is kind of a part 2 from yesterday's card.  It was made the same way because it was made at the same time. This is the excess that was cut off from yesterdays card and it was made into a new card. Nothing wasted here.  Especially when lining up everything to get the outline and flowers to look right took a while.  But today's card was done in a matter of minutes.  You can look back on yesterday's card, to get a better understanding of what I'm talking about. 

The "Blossoms in Bloom" set is not retiring yet but I ran across this card that I just had to make. I found it here on Pinterest.  This card was a lot more work that I anticipated.

I die cut the two layers from the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies. I did use a piece of double stick paper before I die cut them. There was no way I was going to glue all of this fine detail. I used the double stick paper on both dies. After cutting them I spent some time removing the inside pieces that were not needed. Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo card stock was used for my colors.

After all of the excess pieces were taken off, I had removed the backing and set the thicker die cut piece in place on top of the Basic White piece. I looked at the finished card for placement. I also did this on top of a silicone sheet because I want to use what is going to be cut off on another card (maybe tomorrow).  This is the excess piece I used for today's card.

I cut a 4" x 1-1/4" piece of Blushing Bride card stock and textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that piece in place on top of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock. 

The flower piece was then burnished in place. I set the edge of the flower piece along the top edge of the textured Blushing Bride piece. I turned the piece over and I ran my bone folder over the flower to make sure the sticky part stuck to the card stock.

The words are from the "Blossoms in Bloom" set and were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the 1-5/8" circle die. I cut the piece in half and glued it in place just under the edge of the flower piece.

I had some retired ribbon so I taped the ends on the back and secured them with scotch tape.  Dimensionals were added to the back of it and it was then set in place on a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  I added three crystal rhinestones and the card was done.

I really like how this looks but I'm not sure I'd ever make another one. It was a lot of work, mostly the picking out of the parts that weren't needed plus removing the delicate die cut piece from the backing. BUT if I were to make yesterdays card again then I would definitely make this card again, it would be silly not to!!!  It's kind of fun when you can finish a card and have parts left over to make another super quick card that is just as pretty!  Though I think I like the look of this card better.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by today and see part two!
Wanda


Thursday, April 01, 2021

Blossoms in Bloom, Many Layered Blossoms, Birthday Card

The "Blossoms in Bloom" set is not retiring yet but I ran across this card that I just had to make. I found it here on Pinterest.  This card was a lot more work that I anticipated.

The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Basic Gray card stock. I cut my card stock on the 8-1/2" side so the piece measured 4-1/4" x 11" before I folded it in half. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White and I textured it with the "Subtle" embossing folder.

Then I die cut the two layers from the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies. I did use a piece of double stick paper before I die cut them. There was no way I was going to glue all of this fine detail. I used the double stick paper on both dies. After cutting them I spent some time removing the inside pieces that were not needed. 

After all of the pieces were taken off, I removed the backing and set the thicker die cut piece in place on top of the Basic White piece. I looked at the finished card for placement. I also did this on top of a silicone sheet because I want to use what is going to be cut off on another card (maybe tomorrow).

I used the 4th largest "Stitched Rectangle" die from the large group of 8 dies in the package.  Now being there is three layers plus two layers of sticky stuff, the die didn't cut all the way through in parts. SO, I had to take my craft knife and carefully cut along the lines. I put in a new blade about half way through and I couldn't believe how nice it cut!!! LOL  I rarely change the blades because what I usually use the knife for doesn't matter if it's really sharp or not.  Now it's very sharp and I have to be careful in the future!

I took the center piece and I added double sided tape to the back. First I set the frame part on the card base and then fitted the rectangle piece in place. I removed the frame and added Dimensionals to the back of it.  A lot of Dimensionals. Once I removed the backing from the Dimensionals, I set the piece in place.  This was a bit tricky because you have to be very careful not to get it crooked.  I pulled it up a few times as I was setting it in place. I did not press down on the Dimensionals until I was all done because I wanted them to be easy to move if I had to. 

Wiping the sweat from my brow I was ready to do the words. I stamped the words from the "Blossoms in Bloom" in the set. I stamped them on a scrap piece of Blushing Bride card stock using black Memento ink. I die cut it with the smallest long rectangle die in the same die set but it is in the group of 4 dies. The words were set in place using Dimensionals.

Three crystal rhinestones were added to the center area. A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside and the card was done.

I really like how this looks but I'm not sure I'd ever make another one. It was a lot of work, mostly the picking out of the parts that weren't needed plus removing the delicate die cut piece from the backing.

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



































































































































































Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card

The "Beautiful Friendship" set is going to be retiring soon. I am sad to see this one go. I have especially liked the words in the set. I have used the birthday sentiment a lot.  If I don't hang onto it for a while longer, I will be adding it to my web store. I have way too many sets in my workroom and I need to make room for new ones.

I found this card on Pinterest while looking for something else. I was glad I ran across it and I saved the link so I could make this card. It's a very quick and easy card to make.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  The focal pieces is cut 4" x 5-1/4".

I stamped the flower using Flirty Flaming ink. The flower is one of the smaller ones in the set.

Then I stamped the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink. 

The words were stamped next using black Memento ink.

And then a piece of Baker's Twine was tied around the card about 1" up from the bottom and a bow was tied.

Dimensionals were added to the focal piece and then it was set in place on top of the card base.  And the card was done.  So quick and simple!!

If you can find some words that are about the same size, you can use this for other occasions. You really need some larger words in that space or it won't have a nice balance.

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

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Art Gallery, Thinking of You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Surprise again! It's not another strawberry card. Maybe tomorrow!!! LOL  When I saw this card on Pinterest I was drawn by the big flower on the white background within a circle.  It just caught my eye. I'm not a big fan of cards cut like this but I managed to work through it.

The base of the card is a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock that was cut at 5-1/2" 7-1/4" and scored at 4-1/4" and folded. This left an opening on the right side.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was taped to the inside and then a 5-1/4" x 1-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fine Art Floral" 12" x 12" package was taped on top of the Basic White piece on the right side. That takes care of the inside.  Now if I wasn't in the mood to make a card layout like this, I would have just cut the piece of DSP and taped it to the front of a regular cut card.  

The basic White piece on the front of the card was textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder.  It measured 2-3/4" x 5-1/4".  I glued the piece in place because I didn't feel there was enough flat areas for the tape to stick to and hold in place. I could be wrong but I'd rather glue than tape just to be sure.

I had stamped my flower on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Daffodil Delight for the larger image and Crushed Curry for the smaller highlight image. Then I die cut the piece using the matching die. It's also easy enough to fussy cut, there's not a lot of tough areas to cut. 

I die cut a "Stitched Circle" from a piece of Basic White. I used the largest circle in the package. And I also used the largest scallop circle to cut the Flirty Flamingo layer.

The leaves and stem were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink on the stitched circle. Then I taped the circles together. I used glue dots to set the circle in place on top of the card front. Be careful not to get any glue on the area that crosses over the DSP.  The original card has the flower stamped on the circle and then the circles set in place using Dimensionals.  I did mine a bit different. I set the flower in place using Dimensionals and the circle was set in place flat.  I thought about adding Dimensionals to the circle but with them on the circle and the flower, it would be kind of thick. So I did it this way and was pleased at how it looked.

I didn't have any Mossy Meadow ribbon but I did have some Mossy Meadow thread left over from a Paper Pumpkin kit so I took two 6-1/2" pieces and tied a bow. I trimmed the ends and set the bow in place on top of the stem using glue. I have not had the best of luck using a tiny glue dot to hold it, it seems to move a round more than I prefer. 

The words are from the same "Art Gallery" set and were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink. I trimmed the piece to 3/8" x 2-1/2".  You could cut the piece first and then stamp on it. I tried it but I can never get it straight on such a thin piece of card stock.  I suppose I could have set it up in the Stamparatus and gotten it straight but I didn't.   The words were set in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

I REALLY like the looks of this card. It's bright and cheery. I think it would also make a great birthday, get well or Mother's Day card.  It's just pretty.

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

Monday, March 29, 2021

Fine Art Floral, Peaceful Moments, My Meadow, Birthday Card

While looking on Pinterest today, I ran across a fun card that used the "My Meadow" set. This is a set I have hardly used at all. I don't even recall adding a card to my blog using this set. So curiosity got the best of me and I had to do a search on my blog. You can search for any card on my blog by going over to the right and scrolling down until you come to the rectangle box that reads "Search this blog". I don't often search my own blog but today I just had to and I was right, I had never used this set. Even if I had made a super ugly card I would have posted it!!! LOL  You can see the card I found on Pinterest by clicking here. I loved the layout.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Mossy Meadow card stock. The card stock was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side so the piece measured 4-1/4" x 11" and then I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it on the score line.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fine Art Floral" pack. I wanted to find some flowers that would go well with the theme and this is what I came up with.  I taped the DSP to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock. I did cut the Basic White card stock just a hair smaller so I didn't have to be concerned about the edges of it showing and then there's trimming and hoping you don't cut into the DSP, you know how that goes!  I also took a 3/8" x 4" strip of Mossy Meadow card stock for the band. I didn't have any current Daffodil Delight ribbon so I used some retired stuff.  I could have added an 1/8" piece of Daffodil Delight card stock too but I had the ribbon and I thought I'd use it. I taped the card stock to the DSP and then I added some snail taped the ends of the ribbon and stuck it to the back of the piece. I secured it with scotch tape. Then I taped the piece to the front of the card.

Next I die cut the Basic White and the Mossy Meadow "Stitched Nested Labels" dies. I used the second and third largest for these pieces.

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped using black Memento ink.

The frame of the wheel barrow was stamped using black Memento ink. And the grass under it was stamped using Old Olive ink.

Then I stamped the body of the wagon. Once on the stitched label and once on a piece of scrap card stock. I fussy cut the piece on the scrap card stock and added two small trimmed Dimensionals to the back of it.

Next the leaves to the flowers were stamped using Old Olive ink and the flowers were then stamped using Daffodil Delight ink.

The nested label piece was then set in place on the front of the card. This is the part where you add the wagon body you fussy cut out.  I lost mine. I don't know where it went. I even looked on the sleeve of my shirt because that's where most of the things like that end up. So I will be making a new one and adding it later.  Once it's added is when I find the piece I'm looking for. UGH!  Anyway, once the piece is added the front of the card is done.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White is added to the inside and the card is completely done.

This is a very fun, easy and quick card to make. I would think  you could use this image with any floral DSP. It takes 1/6th of a sheet so you get 6 cards from a 12" x 12" sheet.  Nice way to use up a sheet.  Easy and quick too!  Hmmm.  I think I may leave this set out so I can make some more in the near future. I have TONS of floral DSP that needs to be used.

Thank you ever so much for taking your time to stop by and have a look at today's card,
Wanda

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Beautiful Friendship, Butterfly Wishes, Birthday Card

I got an email today and in it was the upcoming retiring list from Stampin' Up!. The "Beautiful Friendship" set was on that list. SO I took out my set and I found a pretty, quick and easy card to make using it. If you click through to the original post you will be able to find the video but there are no measurements so I had to guess. I went to click on the link and my computer froze up. And as usual, I started clicking on the screen and the next thing I knew the page was gone and I couldn't find how to get it back. It wasn't even in my history. UGH.  Anyway, here's how the card was made.

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

The Basic White piece was cut at4-7/8" x 3-5/8".

First the three small roses were stamped using Blushing Bride ink.  Then the two seed images were stamped. The image was inked up using Blushing Bride ink and the top part was tapped on the Flirty Flamingo pad and then stamped on the card stock. It needs to be cleaned off so it can be repeated for the second one.

The leaves were added using Garden Green in that was stamped off twice and the third time it was stamped onto the card stock. I didn't like it on my card, the green was almost gone and hardly visible so I redid my flowers and used Granny Apple Green for the leaves. 

The center of the flowers were stamped using Flirty Flamingo ink.

Granite Gray was used to stamp the words from the "Butterfly Wishes" set. The piece measured 3/4" x 2-1/4".  I clipped the ends but you can use a punch to do them if you have one.

Both pieces were set in place using Dimensionals. 

I tied a bow using two 7" pieces of Baker's Twine. The video showed a piece of ribbon that was trimmed and threads pulled to make the bow. I didn't have any of that ribbon so I just used Baker's Twine. I glued the bow in place and added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White on the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. It would also make a great wedding, anniversary, Mother's Day, thinking of you or a get well card. It's very versatile.

Be sure to check out my web store, I plan on putting a lot more stamps for sale in there. I need to downsize, I really have no room for new stuff. www.JustOneMoreBead.com/shop

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to have a look at what I made today,
Wanda

Saturday, March 27, 2021

March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Father's Day Card, Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Greetings

Today I took another try at my March 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit and this is what I came up with.  Last one before I move onto my other stamp sets!!!

The entire background piece is one of the panels included in the kit. I made sure it measured 3-3/4" x 5".  I cut a Basic White piece that measured 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped the printed piece to the white piece and then I taped both of those to the card base that is included in the kit.

I stamped the birds in the sky with the stamps from the kit and I used black Memento ink to stamp them.

I added the trees die from the kit using Dimensionals.

The card really needed something in the center so I got out my "Sailing Home" set and I stamped the smaller sail boat and fussy cut it out.  I colored the sky area on the image using my light Seaside Spray Blends pen.  I also colored the boat using the light Calypso Coral Blends pen. I set the boat in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the soon to be retiring "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and were stamped on one of the label pieces from the kit using black Memento ink. I trimmed the label to 2" long. I set the words in place using Dimensionals. and the card was done.

I like this one much better than the one I did on Friday.  

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

Friday, March 26, 2021

Masculine Birthday Card, March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Alternative Card

I was SO excited to get my March Paper Pumpkin kit. But I was a bit disappointed in it when I opened it up.  There's several stencils to sponge and some die cut trees. What I did like was that there was an insert for the envelope instead of having to cut up an envelope to get to the printed paper.  But still, I had trouble getting into this kit.

I took one of the cards in the kit and I cut it apart. I ended up with the 3-1/8" x 2-15/16" piece with the sun, mountains, lake and trees.  I layered it on a piece of Seaside Spray card stock that was cut at 3-1/4" x 3". I taped those two pieces together.

Still not knowing where I was going with this, I took one of the flowered envelope inserts and I cut it at 1-5/8" x 4". I also cut a Seaside Spray piece of card stock at 2-3/4" x 4-1/8" and I taped those two pieces together. I set the long piece down and the focal piece on top of the peach colored piece. That piece is the backside of the scored card that came in the kit, it's the back of the focal piece I cut apart.

I saw how plain and open that  left side was so I took the trees stamp from the kit and stamped them using Shaded Spruce ink. And then I taped those two pieces in place.

The kit included some die cut trees, so I set them now on top of the focal piece. I thought some words would work out great on the olive green area so I stamped them using black Memento ink. Then I added the die cut trees using the Dimensionals from the kit. 

I thought it was a nice masculine card but it needed some bling. But it was a masculine card. But then again, there are flowers on the card.  UGH, what to do. So I took my Wink of Stella pen and colored over the sun's rays to give them a bit of a twinkle.  And that was it. Not very creative but different than what was in the kit. I have to give the other image in the kit some more thought and see if I can come up with something better.

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

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sweet Strawberry, Thank You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

The "Sweet Strawberry" set is such a fun and cute set. I love the spring feel it has to it.  I found this card on Pinterest and you can see the original card here.  

The orientation of my card is different than the original.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I used Garden Green for the base of my card.

The Poppy Parade layer is cut at 3-3/4" x 5" and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Berry Delightful" 12" x 12" package was cut at 3-5/8" x 4-7/8". I taped these two pieces together and then I tied a piece of linen tread around them and tied it in a bow. 

The Basic White focal panel was cut at 3-3/8" x 2-3/8" and the Poppy Parade piece was cut at 3-3/4" x 2-3/4". The words are from the same "Sweet Strawberry" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink. The two layers were taped together.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on top of the card.

The images are from the "Sweet Strawberry" set and were punched out using the matching punch. I stamped the strawberry outline using Poppy Parade ink and I stamped the solid part using Poppy Parade ink on one and then, without inking the image again I stamped it on the other so there would be a light and a dark strawberry. 

The stems were stamped using Granny Apple Green for the outline and for the solid part. They were glued to the tops of the strawberries.

The leaves were stamped the same way using Granny Apple Green ink.

The flowers were stamped the same way but using Blushing Bride, Pacific Point, and Seaside Spray inks.

The pieces were taped in place except for two of the flowers, they were set in place using a Dimensional.

Pearls were added to the center of three of the flowers and a few red rhinestones were added on the white part and that was it.

This was a very fun card to make. I love how cheery it looks. It would make a wonderful get well card too. It's just got such a happy feel to it.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to look at my cheery card today,
Wanda



Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Sweet Strawberry, Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to make this card when I ran across it today on Pinterest. I loved the curled corners on the brick background. I loved the white pieces on the sides and the pink strawberries. You can see the original card here.  I didn't find any instructions, so here is how I made this card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Blushing Bride that was textured using the "Brick & Mortar" embossing folder. I curled the upper right and bottom left corners and separated the layers. I had three pieces showing. Then I glued this piece to the front of the card. I often glue heavily textured pieces because I find there isn't enough smooth surfaces for the tape to make contact and stick well. Glue does the trick!

I cut a 4-1/2" x 3-1/4" piece of Vellum. I don't work with Vellum much. I like the look of it and especially on this card. Before I taped it down I die cut the stitched rectangle piece. I used the 4th smallest die in the group of 8 from the "Rectangle Stitched Framelets" pack.  I flipped the vellum piece over and lined up the rectangle behind it so I could see where to put the tape so it wouldn't show. Once the tape was on I set the vellum piece in place. If you don't have the rectangle dies you can cut your piece 2-1/4" x 3-1/2".

I die cut some Basic White greenery from the "Poppy Moments" die set and set them aside.

I didn't have the brassy rings from Stampin' Up!, so I made a ring using Soft Suede card stock and two circle dies. I used the 1-7/8" and 1-5/8" dies.  The ring in the photo looks much darker than it does in real life.  You could always use Crumb Cake card stock too but I think something darker would be better.

Stamped the tiny flowers from the "Sweet Strawberry" set using Blushing Bride ink. This card used 6 flowers. The centers of the flowers were colored in using the light Daffodil Delight Blends pen. You can either fussy cut them or use the matching punch.

The strawberries were stamped using Soft Suede ink for the outline and Flirty Flamingo for the solid part of them. The stems were stamped using black Memento ink for the outline and were stamped using Old Olive ink for the solid part. You can either fussy cut them or use the matching punch. The stems were glued into place on top of the strawberries.

I colored the center area of the stitched rectangle using a Blends pen. 

Next I stamped the words using Flirty Flamingo ink.  Then I stamped them again using black memento ink. But I masked off the "happy birthday" so I could just have the "you sweet thing" on the Basic White piece.  Once the "you sweet thing" was stamped I die cut the words using the smallest stitched rectangle in the same rectangle dies package. This rectangle is in the set of four long rectangles. If you don't have these dies you can just cut your piece 1-1/2" x 2-1/2".  Now here's the part I really didn't like. I had to fussy cut the "Happy birthday" words. UGH!  The "Happy Birthday" part was glued to the top part of the rectangle. I only added glue to the bottom area of the "birthday". But now the fussy cutting was all done and I'm ready to assemble my card.

I took the larger stitched rectangle and colored the center using my light Petal Pink Blends pen. It was not the right color but I wasn't going to make another rectangle and I was hoping that once the card was done no one would notice. Now that I told you, you can see it.  Right?   LOL  I added some tape to the back of the rectangle and hovered over the vellum piece so I could see where to add them without them sticking over the sides of the card. I want to make sure I can get my card in the envelope. Once the white die cut pieces were in place, I turned the piece over and added scotch tape to hold them. Then I added Dimensionals on the back and set the piece in place on top of the vellum piece.

I poured a little bit of glue on a piece of waxed paper and folded it in half. I took my bone folder and went over the area to think it out. I set the Soft Suede ring on top of the glue and pressed it down with a clean piece of waxed paper over it. I removed it from the glue and set it in place on the rectangle.

Next the small flowers were added on the left. One was taped down and the other two were set in place using Dimensionals.

Then the strawberries were set in place, both were just taped down.

The word piece came next. It was glued in place. On the backside, I ran a line of glue from the left to the end of the word "thing" and set it on top of the card just above the strawberries. I did tuck it under the right strawberry just a little bit and I made sure the stem didn't cover the words. Using the Tombow multi glue. It gives you a little time to move your piece around before it sets up. 

After the word piece was in place, I added the left flower. It needed to be tucked in under the edge so I did this before the glue was completely set up. The flower on the upper part by the words was set in place with a dot of glue too. And the flower between the strawberries was set in place using a Dimensional. 

Each of the flowers got a small pearl added to their centers and the card was done. 

It took a little time but it was SO worth it. Even without having the same leafy dies, I still like how it turned out.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time today to have a look at this fun card,
Wanda

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream, Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Happy to see you here today!  And sorry the card is not one of my favorites!!!  As you know I post them all, the good, the bad and the ugly!  This is kind of between bad and ugly!!!  I think the problem here lies in the length of that lacy frame strip. If it were shorter???  Or maybe I should have made this a triple scoop ice cream cone and it may have filled in that space better??  My original plan was to have three ice cream cones side by side (so the card would be orientated differently), but the frame was too narrow.  Too long one direction and too narrow the other.  Oh well!  Anyway, here's my card.

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 took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Real Red card stock for the layer on top. I did not tape this piece to the front of the card yet, I needed to cut a circle from it later.

I cut a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Ice Cream Corner" 12" x 12" package. 

Then I die cut the long lacy frame from the "Ornate Layers" dies.  This is a very fun and pretty set of dies. I uses Real Red card stock for this. I also cut a 1-1/16" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic White for the inside of that piece.

The ice cream was made by stamping the image from the "Sweet Ice Cream" set using Soft Sea Foam ink. The sprinkles on it were stamped using Early Espresso ink. Then the piece was punched out using the "Ice Cream Cone Builder" punch.

The cone was made using the DSP from the "Ice Cream Corner" package. But the set also has a cute stamp for the cone and another one for the hash marks. But I used the DSP because I liked it much better because the stamped and punched one has a white border around it and it just wouldn't go well on that white background strip as well as the DSP does.

I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using Real Red ink on Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the third stitched circle from the "Stitched Shapes" framelets. And then I cut a scalloped circle using that piece of Real Red card stock I cut for the first layer.  I taped the word circle to the scalloped circle. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

I taped the Real Red piece to the front of the card and the DSP piece on top of that.  

Then I taped the Real Red lacy piece in place on the front of the card.

The cone was glued to the ice cream and then Dimensionals were added to the back and the cone was set in place on the lacy piece. The words were then set in place just below and off to the side of the cone.

It looked to plain so I added some of the candy sprinkles that are in the spring catalog. I glued them in place and that was it.  I think it could still use something but I'm not sure what. I probably won't be making another card like this! LOL

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to have a look at todays card,
Wanda


Monday, March 22, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream, Ice Cream Corner, Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today I was on the hunt for a quick card using the "Ice Cream Cone Builder" punch. I found this card and thought I'd give it a try. You can see the original card here. I changed the words on mine.

The base of the 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 stamped the words from the "Sweet Ice Cream" set using Bermuda Bay ink. I read that post to see where the words needed to go but I didn't see anything there to help me out.  So I stamped them about a half inch from the bottom. Meaning the longer letters were 1/2" from the bottom. I thought I'd leave some room in case I wanted to add "hope it's sweet" wording but I didn't. I liked it as it was.

I didn't know how long to cut the card stock or the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Ice Cream Corner" set. So I guessed on it. I cut my Bermuda Bay card stock at 4" x 4-1/4" so I had room to die cut the curvy piece from the "Curvy Dies" set. Of course I cut mine wrong. I ended up with the dotted part on the piece I was tossing in recycling. UGH.  So when you go to die cut the end of your card stock, look on the back of the die. There's a long blade below the dots.  The blade part is the bottom of the curved piece. So with that in mind I cut my DSP too. I actually counted the dots that hung over the on the curvy die, the ones that hung over the side of the card stock. I counted them so I could match that curve up as much as possible when it came to cutting the DSP.  I cut my DSP 3-3/4" x 4-1/4" just to be sure I had enough length. I knew I would because it could be shorter than the card stock piece but I wasn't taking any chances!  

Once I got the two pieces die cut, I die cut the second largest stitched circle die and then I taped the curved pieces together and then I taped them to the front of the card.

The cone was punched out using a piece of DSP in the "Ice Cream Corner" pack that has the lines on it to resemble a cone.  Though you can always stamp the cone and the lines and then punch them out. Or if you don't have the punch, you can fussy cut them because they are clean lines for cutting.

The ice cream was punched from one of the pieces of DSP in the "Ice Cream Corner" pack that has popsicles on it. SO I punched a pink one. 

I taped the circle to the front of the card and then I taped the cone on top. The ice cream was added using Dimensionals and the sprinkles from the "Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles" container were glued in place and the card was done.

I like this card, it's bright and cheery and it was very quick and easy to make.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to pop in hand have a look today,
Wanda


Sunday, March 21, 2021

Here's a Card, Flower and Field, Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up!

I always laugh when I use the "Here's a Card" set and I put it in the title of my post. It's like announcing "here's a card" when it's actually a set called "Here's a Card".  So here's MY card! LOL

I had a piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flower and Field" 12" x 12" 2021 Sale-a-Brations sitting on my worktable.  I'm slowing going through the piles of paper there and using them up.  

I thought it would be fun to use the "Medium Daisy" punch with this card since the images are daisy looking flowers.  I punched out two pieces and glued them together. Then I punched out a 3/8" Daffodil Delight circle and glued it to the center of the flower. I set this aside to dry.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White to the inside.

The DSP measures 4" x 5-1/4" and it was taped to the front of the card. 

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White and used the "Curvy" die to cut the top and the bottom. 

I took the bottom part and stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink. Then I added Dimensionals to the top and bottom pieces and set them in place on top of the DSP.

The petals of the flower were curled using my bone folder. Hold the flower in the center and curl them like you would using curling ribbon except be a bit more gentle or you will rip the petals off. I sponged on a little Balmy Blue ink and set the flower in place using a Dimensional.

I used my dark Balmy Blue Blends pen and colored a few crystal rhinestones and set them in place on the front of the card.  And that was it.  

This is a very quick way to make a pretty card. It looks like a lot of time went into it when in fact it took linger to get all the stuff together to make it, including cutting the card stock.

I can see myself making more cards like this with some retired DSP. I should have left the words in my Stamparatus so I could crank out a few. I may set it up tomorrow and just stamp some fronts for another time when I run across more DSP laying around that I just can't seem to let go of.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to see todays card,
Wanda

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Sweet Strawberries, Thank You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I thought I'd make one more card using the "Sweet Strawberries" set before I put it away until my punch arrives.  I really like this set and it ranks up at the top with my other favorites.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock. I had found a 12" x 12" piece in a stash of card stock and I was SO thrilled since my card stock is running low. But I'm not going to be buying anything until the new catalog comes out.  So I have to make do with what I have.  My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it with the new "Painted Texture" embossing folder. Then I cut it at 4" x 5-1/4" and I taped it to the front of the card base.

I cut a 4" x 1-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" Regals Collection package. I taped it about 1-1/2" from the top of the white piece.

I stamped the strawberry from the "Sweet Strawberries" set using black Memento for the outline and Real Red ink for the solid part. The stem was stamped using black Memento for the outline and Garden Green ink for the solid part. And the leaves were stamped using black Memento for the outline and Granny Apple Green ink for the solid part. My card needed 2 leaves. I glued the stem to the strawberry and I set it aside for a few minutes.

I die cut two circles using the third largest "Stitched Circles" die. If you don't have those dies, the circles measures about 1-7/8". Any size that is close to that will work.

The words are from the same "Sweet Strawberries" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I glued the right circle in place about 3/4" down from the top and 3/4" over from the right side. You don't have to be exact with that. Just make sure there's enough room to add the other circle without covering up the words.

The second circle was set in place using Dimensionals and the strawberry was glued in place with the leaves.

I colored some crystal rhinestones using my dark Real Red Blends pen and set them in place around the card front. And that was it.

This was another quick and easy card to make. They will be much easier once my punch arrives. (A little whining here, but it doesn't do any good!!! LOL)

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to check out what I made today,
Wanda

Friday, March 19, 2021

Sweet Strawberries, Stitched Lace Dies, Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I have this feeling that the "Stitched Lace" dies and the "A Little Lace" set will be retiring in a couple of months so I thought I'd look up a card using this die. I hadn't used it much because I thought it was difficult to work with. Not so much difficult as it was fussy cutting the edges, only to find out the other long die in the package was to be used for that cutting.  DUH!  Once I realized that was what it was for, I made a few cards and then forgot about it. But today I found this card that used that die and the new "Sweet Strawberries" set. Win, win! You can see the original card here.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I am running low on the Real Red card stock so I scaled down the piece so I could use the Real Red as a layer instead of the card base.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Real Red and taped it to the front of the card.

The Basic White piece was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and the lacy piece from the "Stitched Lace" dies was die cut on the edges and taped in place over the Basic White piece. That piece is 3-7/8" long and two "rows" wide. I took some waxed paper and added some white glue to it, then I folded the waxed paper so the glue was on both sides. I took my bone folder and spread the glue inside the folded area. I opened it up and set my lacy piece down on it and picked up the glue. I then set the lacy piece in place on the Basic White piece. 

Then I stamped the words from the "Sweet Strawberries" set but I didn't refer to the original card, so my words are down lower but it still worked so I went with it.  Besides, I didn't like gluing the lacy piece and I can't imagine gluing another one. The words were stamped using black Memento ink. I stamped some flowers from the same set using Smoky Slate ink.

The circle is from the "Stitched Circles" dies, it's the third one in that group. I die cut it using Basic White card stock.

The strawberry was stamped from the "Sweet Strawberries" set using black Memento ink for the outline and Real Red ink for the solid part. The stem was stamped using black Memento ink for the outline and Garden Green for the solid part. And the leaves were stamped using black Memento ink for the outline and Granny Apple Green for the solid part. I used two leaves. I didn't have my punch yet (it's still on backorder) so I had to fussy cut them out. I set the strawberry down on the circle using glue. The leaves were then glued in place. I took a toothpick and some white acrylic paint and added a few white dots to the strawberry and a "shine" mark. Dimensionals were added to the back of the circle and it was set in place on top of the lacy piece.

I colored some crystal rhinestones with my dark Real Red Blends pen and set them in the center of the flowers and the card was done.

This was a very fun and easy card to make. I love the clean look it has too. There's a gentle calming sweetness to this card.

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