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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Forever Fern, Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card

Today I needed to make a thank you card.  Does this look like a thank you card to you?  I don't know what I was thinking but I ended up with a soft looking "thinking of you" card.  So tomorrow I will probably work on a thank you card.  UGH!  I'm going to look at this as a happy mistake!!

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

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Rococo Rose card stock. Before I taped it to the front of the card I die cut a 2-1/8" circle from it. If you have some scrap you can use that but cut your circle from that but I like to use the piece that is going to be mostly hidden behind another layer.  Why not???

I took some scrap pieces of Basic White card stock and I stamped a couple of the leaf images using Mossy Meadow ink. I die cut them and set them aside.

I took the rounded image stamp, I'm not sure if it's buds or leaves, and I stamped two of them on some scrap pieces of Basic White card stock using Rococo Rose ink. I'm going to miss that color. It's retiring next month. I die cut the two images and then I colored each leaf/berry with Wink of Stella. It needed a little bit of sparkle.  

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set and were stamped using Rococo Rose ink. I die cut it with the 1-7/8" Stitched Circle die.  I taped the two circles together.

I cut a Basic White piece of card stock that measured 3-3/4" x 5" and taped it to the Rococo Rose piece.

The Mossy Meadow leaf pieces were taped in place on the front of the card and then the Rococo Rose pieces were taped in place.

The circles were added using Dimensionals and the card was done.  After the card was done and this post was almost finished I kept looking at the pink leaf/flowers area and thought that some greens needed to be put in that middle space. So I stamped another leaf set and cut a leaf and slid it under the circle at around the 9 o'clock position.  It toned down that center area. I did like it without the greens on top but it kind of separated the Rococo Rose pieces a bit when a leaf was added. Plus it gave it some dimension.  

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make. I do like this layout and I REALLY like this stamp set!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to look at my "thank you" card today! LOL,
Wanda

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