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Monday, May 17, 2021

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

I found this pretty card on Pinterest.  It was fun to make but the next time I use it, I may just try coloring it in with Blends or markers instead. You can see the original card here.

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 cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued it to the front of the card and I set it aside to set up/dry.

I took a 1/4 sheet of Basic White card stock and I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the "Stitched So Sweetly" die pack.

The flower was stamped next using the larger image from the "Hand-Penned Petals" set on Basic White card stock and black Memento ink.  

The flower in the center was stamped with the new Pale Papaya ink. The medium flowers were stamped using the new Polished Pink ink and the smaller flowers were stamped using the new Fresh Freesia ink. And the leaves were stamped using the new Soft Succulent ink.  I couldn't afford to buy all the new ink pads so I bought a pack of empty cubes and the ink refills and inked those cubes and I was good to go.  

I die cut the three different leaves from the bundle using Soft Succulent card stock.  

The words are from the "Hand-Penned Petals" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the flower piece and before I pressed it in place, I slipped the leaves under, making sure they got under a Dimensional enough to stick.

Dimensionals were also added to the back of the rectangle piece and it was centered on the front of the card.

A "Genial Gems" was added to the front of the card next to the "T" and the card was finished.

I thought it was a very pretty card and like I said at the beginning, I think I will give coloring in the flowers with Blends or markers a try and see what I get. I do love these colors.  

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this pretty thank you card,
Wanda

Sunday, May 16, 2021

All Squared Away, Blossoms in Bloom, Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up Catalog

I had purchased the "All Squared Away" bundle and when I went to look on Pinterest for some ideas, I didn't see any.  I thought about the images and I was going to look in the catalog to see if there were some samples in there that might inspire me but I didn't. There had to me some reason why I wanted this set. There must have been a card (could even be one single card that will prompt me to buy the entire bundle!!!).  As I was looking at the dies I thought the flower one would be fun to play with, so here is how I made this card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the layer on top.

I took a crap piece of Basic White card stock and I brushed on some Pool Party and then some Balmy Blue.  I made sure the brushed area was larger than the die cut piece.  So I measured it and it was 1-7/8" x 1-7/8". After coloring I cut the piece just a hair less than 1-7/8" x 1-7/8".  I didn't want any color to hang over the edges. Not like you can't trim them but I didn't want to do any trimming because I'm lazy!! LOL

I die cut the flower image using a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I glued it to the colored area.  Then I added Dimensionals to the back.  I set the image on top of the 4" x 5-1/4" piece to see where the words would go.

The words are from the "Blossoms in Bloom" set and were stamped using Pool Party ink.  Once the words were stamped I added the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of card stock to the card base using Dimensionals.  Then the flower image was added using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a super quick and easy card to make. Not to mention fun too!  There's three other images plus the stamp set has background images. I'll have to play with them next!

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and see this super quick card,
Wanda

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance, Peaceful Moments, Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

I am not crazy or forgetful.  I swore up and down that I wrote up that post and set it up in my blog but it was gone.  They mystery was solved. I got an email this morning stating that my blog post that I had to redo yesterday was removed because it violated blogger guidelines.  How odd is that? I post a card every day and one card. It's just card, nothing fancy. I got another email that read my post was reviewed and reinstated and I can access it now.  It's too late now, I rewrote the whole thing and posted it yesterday.  That's so odd.  Anyway, I will end up deleting the one they reinstated because I don't need to post it twice. UGH!!!  So let's see what happens with today's card.

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

Today's card is much like yesterday's card. I stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance" set using black Memento ink on Basic White card stock.  These butterflies come on one large rubber stamp. It also comes a matching die that die cuts them all out at the same time too!  You can have a bunch of butterflies in no time.  So because it filled a whole big area, I was able to cut it in half and make two card!  The fun thing here is, if you color the butterflies in different colors you can use different colored card stock for the layers so they are the same but yet different.  My second card I used Mint Macaron for my layer. I liked this card better so this is the one I am posting.

So, after stamping the butterflies, I colored them in using both light and dark Blends pens. I used Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue, and Flirty Flaming. I used Flirty Flamingo twice, once on an upper butterfly and once on a lower one. 

Once cut my stamped image piece measured 2-1/4" x 4-3/4" and I taped the two layers together.

I textured a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. I glued it to the front of the card. 

Then I glued the butterfly panel on top of the embossed piece.

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the 1-5/8" circle die. And I also die cut a Daffodil Delight scalloped circle die just a bit larger than the word piece. I taped the two circles together and then set them in place on the card.

I had found some retired Daffodil Delight ribbon and set it in place on the circle using a glue dot.

This was a very fun and quick card to make and I love it that I can stamp once and end up with two cards.  How great is that?

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

Friday, May 14, 2021

Blossoms in Bloom, Peaceful Moments, Birthday Card

Did you ever create a post with links and all and then it didn't show up on your blog?  I don't know what happened to my post but it's gone. I know there wasn't any surprise update by Windows because there was just one 2 days ago.  I have no idea what happened. Had I forgotten to post it, it would have been saved in draft and would be ready for me to go, oh no, I forgot to set it to post.  UGH.  SO I now have to redo my post and quickly too!

I wanted to use the "Blooms in Bloom" set because it's one I have not used much and I REALLY wanted to make this card.  I changed it a bit because I didn't like the special fold on the original. You can see the original here from Pinterest. If you click through you will find a video on how to make the fun fold card. The original card has the flowered piece centered on a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Night of Navy card stock with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White on top.  Then you cut a 11" x 2-1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock that is folded in half at 5-1/2".  This is the piece that you open up to write on. I don't care for those types of folds so I just made it into a regular card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and taped it to the front.

Then I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock, one for the inside and one to stamp on.

I set the larger five flowered image in my Stamparatus and inked it up with Balmy Blue ink. The original card used Seaside Spray but it's now retired. Leave your stamp in the Stamparatus and with a sponge dauber, add ink to the center areas of each flower and stamp over the the first images.  

The video showed how you add two flowers to the top and bottom on the right and two leaves on the top and bottom on the left. It's set up that way so you can ink up the flowers and the leaves without getting flower ink on the leaves or leaf ink on the flowers.  For the flowers I used Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. Once you get them stamped then you clean them up and move them to the opposite sides of the piece, ink up and stamp again.

There's two different flower centers. The dotted one was used on the larger flowers using Night of Navy ink and the small Mango Melody ones were stamped using the smaller roundish image. 

Once the stamping was done, cut the piece in half on the 4" edge. This will give you two cards!! How fun is that?

I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Night of Navy card stock and I taped the stamped image to it and then I taped that strip to the front of the card. I moved it over to the left a little because I didn't like the look of it centered.

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock.  I die cut them with the 1-7/8" circle die and I die cut a scalloped circle a little larger using Night of Navy card stock. I taped the two circles together and set them in place using Dimensionals.

I had some retired ribbon so I made a knot and used a glue dot to hold it in place.

Then I colored some enamel dots using my dark Night of Navy Blends pen and set them in place on the card. 

The other Basic White piece was taped inside the card and the card was done.  And I just repeated it all (except for the flower stamping) for the second card.  How fun is that?

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

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Art Gallery, Fine Art Floral, Ornate Thanks, Thank You Card

I really love word sets that have the larger words. They seem to take up a lot of real estate on a card.  Like yesterday's card, the words on there took up a big part of the card.

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 Coastal Cabana card stock and I taped it to the card base.

A 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fine Art Floral" 12" x 12" package was taped to the Coastal Cabana.

The words are from the "Ornate Thanks" set and were stamped using Coastal Cabana ink on Basic White card stock. I cut the words so they fit at an angle. I'm not good with angles so I found this part a little difficult.  I ended up setting the piece on the front of the card and marking the angle with a pencil and then cutting it.  My strip measured 1" wide. You can angle it as much or as little as you want. I just let it do it's own thing and when it looked like it was angled I marked it and cut it.  I also cut a layer 1/8" larger around it using Coastal Cabana card stock.

The flower image is from the "Art Gallery" set and was stamped using Coastal Cabana ink and the detail image was stamped using Bermuda Bay ink. I die cut the flower. I also stamped the center detailed image using Bermuda Bay ink and then added some Tombow Multi glue and allowed the glue to dry.  While it was drying, I stamped the leaves using Old Olive ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut the leaves and then fussy cut the bottoms from the stems.  

Gold foil was stuck to the glue and I  used my stipple brush to remove any excess.  You can use a tooth brush or a stamping sponge too (I read that about the sponge but I've never tried it). You can also use Versa Mark to stamp the image and the Heat & Stick powder for the gold foil. I would think that the Versa Mark and Heat & Stick powder would give you more details than the glue would. I think I have some Heat & Stick powder and I'll have to try it sometime to see what I end up with.

Dimensionals were added to the word piece and the flower.  I set the words in place but didn't press down. I made sure I didn't add any Dimensionals to the one petal of the flower so it could hang over the word piece.  I didn't press the flower in place yet either.  The leaves were taped in place and then the other two pieces were pressed in place.  And the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I do need to practice on angled words! Maybe cutting the piece first and then stamping the words!!!  Food for thought!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to have a look at today's pretty and easy to make card,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Art Gallery, Congratulations, Anniversary, Wedding Card

I found this card on Pinterest and I thought this card was SO pretty that I had to make one.  OMG, what a lot of work this card was.  Surprised work that is.  You can see the original card here

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

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. The piece was glued to the front of the card.

Then a 1" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fine Art Floral" 12' x 12" pack was cut and glued to the left side of the card on top of the textured piece.

The Basic White word panel was cut at 3-1/8" x 4" and the words were die cut. Now when you die cut the words, save all the pieces. I didn't so I had to cut another one from some scrap just to get those little pieces.  I cut a 3" x 3" piece of Poppy Parade card stock and glued it to the back of the word piece. Don't worry if all the pieces don't lay down nice, you can glue them when you are done adding the little pieces.  If you can, leave the words in the card stock if they were stuck in there after cutting. If not, then put the words back in their places. This will make it easier to glue those little pieces in the exact place they need to be. Once the little pieces are all glued in, remove the words. Pretty isn't it?  Add Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

Next I stamped the leaves, well, I stamped the whole flower piece using Mossy Meadow ink and I die cut it out.  Then I cleaned it off and stamped another one using Petal Pink ink and sponged on some Poppy Parade and then it was die cut.  I fussy cut each flower and glued it on top of the Mossy Meadow flowers.  Cutting the little buds was not fun but it was necessary because they are so darn cute and add a lot to the bunch.  When you cut the flowers out, make sure you cut away the stem area or the stems will be Mossy Meadow and then turn pink.  You'll see when you cut them out and set them on top of the Mossy Meadow ones (before you glue them down).  I added Dimensionals to the flowers where I could see they were touching the word panel.  I also added Dimensionals where I could see they would be touching the DSP.  And the part of the leaf that is touching the word panel was glued in place because a Dimensional looked funny there for some reason.  

I had some Mossy Meadow Baker's Twine left over from a Paper Pumpkin kit, though you can color your own with ink refill, a marker or a Blends Pen, I tied a bow and used a dot of glue to set it in place.

The words are from the "Art Gallery" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Poppy Parade using Versa Mark and then sprinkled with white embossing powder and heated. There's a cute die in the bundle that the words fit into.  I cut it and then I added Dimensionals to the lower part of the word piece, I also added a little glue to the top piece when I set it in place.

So, to assemble I set the word panel in place 1/2" from the bottom of the card and 1/4" in on the right. The embossed piece shows just a little bit.  The flowers were added next and then the word piece.

I colored three crystal rhinestones using my dark Poppy Parade Blends pen and set those in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

Now reading how to make the card didn't sound as bad as what I went through to make it but you are aware of the little pieces and how important they are to keep an eye on!  And how to assemble the piece. I had step by step instructions on how to make it so that was what I did and it turned out. I hope yours turns out too!

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


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Hey Chick, Birthday Card

Did you ever buy something and then regret it?  I bought the dies to the "Hey Chick" set and I do regret it. I find it difficult to work with.  I found a card on Pinterest that I thought I could work with.  I made a few changes. You can see the original card here

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

I found some Designer Series Paper (DSP) on my worktable. I do not know what package it came from but I thought I'd work it in.

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

I die cut the circle from the DSP using the 2-7/8" circle die. I made sure I moved it close to the edge of my piece of DSP. That piece of DSP had been cut 4" x 5-1/4".  I cut the strip on the left from what was left over from cutting the circle. That strip measures 5-1/4" x 7/8".  I taped the DSP strip to the left side of the Basic White piece.  I added tape behind the circle and slipped it under the strip a bit before I pressed both in place. 

The fence was die cut from one of the dies in the "Chick Dies" set. I used a double sided stick sheet so I could make it into a sticker because I didn't want to have to mess with gluing it in place. 

I stamped the chick from the "Hey Chick" set using black Memento ink and die cut it out.  Then I colored the chick using my Blends Pens. Light Daffodil Delight for the body and a bit of dark over it for highlights. The rest of the open areas were colored with the light Pumpkin Pie pen. Then I colored over the feathers with some light Cajun Craze and a little dark Cajun Craze in the darker areas.

I die cut the sign using Early Espresso card stock.  

The words are from the "Hey Chick" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White using black Memento ink.  I trimmed it to fit the sign. It measured 1-1/8" x almost a half inch by the time I was done trimming.  I taped the words to the front of the sign. I added Dimensionals to the sign and the chicken.

I set the fence in place and then the chicken and then the sign.  

Three crystal rhinestones were colored with the dark Cajun Craze Blends pen and they didn't get very dark but I used them anyway.  

The card still needed something so I cut a 1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock that was 5-1/4" long and I glued it along the edge of the DSP strip.   And I stopped!!!  LOL

I need to search for a cute card using the "Hey Chick" set, I want to try to make a few more cards before the end of the month when it retires. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see this interesting creation,
Wanda

Monday, May 10, 2021

All Things Fabulous, Birthday Card, Friendship Card, Thinking of You Card

I'm not sure what genre this card falls into.  Is it a birthday card? A friendship card? A thinking of you card?  I guess it could be any or all of them.  I found this card on Pinterest and it was made using Misty Moonlight (I'm assuming there). I did try it in Misty Moonlight but all I had was the cube from a Paper Pumpkin kit and it didn't cover the flower very well. It left marks, so I switched colors and here's what I came up with.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. When the card stock was cut in half, it was cut on the shorter 8-1/2" side and then it was scored at 5-1/2" and folded.

So the first thing I did was I needed to stamp the flower on the left. I inked up the stamp and I stamped off onto a piece of copier paper because I needed to make a mask. Then I stamped on the front of my card. There is a center image for the flower and I stamped it using full ink. Oh, the color ink I used was Melon Mango.  

Next I set the mask flower over the original flower. When I cut my masks I usually cut them 1/8"-1/16" smaller than the original flower. It seems to stamp closer to the image without leaving a gap.  

Then I stamped the second flower the same way I did the first one, by stamping off for the larger part and full ink for the center image. I used the matching die and cut it out.

The words are from the same "All Things Fabulous" set and they were stamped using black Memento ink. And the card was done.

This is a very quick and easy card to make. And versatile too!!!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this quick and easy card,
Wanda

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Peaceful Moments, Fine Art Floral, Sympathy Card, Corner Fold Card Technique

While in the middle of making this card, the husband pops in my workroom and tells me he needs a sympathy card. I was more than in the middle of the card. I was ready to add the words (it was going to be a thank you card).  So I went to my stamp sets to find some sympathy words. You can see how to do this technique by clicking here and a previous card I made. This link also shows you how to cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the solid front of the card. Mine is just solid.  You can also see other samples using this fold by clicking here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Poppy Parade card stock. I did score it on the long side at 4-1/4".  

To make the special fold you will need your cutting board. With the long side lines up at the 3" mark, move the cutter to 2-1/2" and cut down to the 4-7/8" mark.  Then turn the card stock clockwise so the short end is on top. Again, line the edge at 3". Move your blade to the 3" mark. It should like up with your previous cut. Then cut upward to the 5/8" mark.  I actually used a sharpie to mark my cutter a while back and the marks are still there. I must have been making several for a swap at the time.  

To form the corner, move the bottom left corner inward and push it through flipping it over. Then take your bone folder and burnish the folds.  A glue dot will hold the bottom left corner down. Don't do it yet if you're going to add DSP over that area.  Use the link above for directions on how to cut that DSP to fit.  

The corner cut area measures 3" x 3".  So I cut a piece of Mossy Meadow at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" and the DSP from the "Fine Art Floral" 12" x 12" package at 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".  I taped the DSP to the Mossy Meadow piece and then I taped that to the corner flip.

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

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

I forgot how fun this card was to make and even more, I forgot how quick it was.  Before I left my worktable I added two more glue dots to the fold. The one in the corner just wasn't cutting it for me. There was a gap on the left side and one on the bottom, so I added them to the center areas of those edges.  I liked the look much better.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to pop in and see this quick and easy technique,
Wanda


Saturday, May 08, 2021

All Things Fabulous, Art Gallery, Thinking of You Card

I found today's card on Pinterest. What really caught my eye was the color of the rose.  It happens to be the new Magenta Madness ink.  I don't have that color yet so I had to make do with what I had. I could have waited to make the card but I probably would have forgotten it by then.  You can see the original card here and see why it caught my eye. Magenta Madness is a very pretty pink!

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

The first thing I did was I die cut that pretty lacy looking piece. I want to use it on some other cards, it's SO pretty. And I made sure I used a sticky sheet behind it so it would become a sticker because there was no way I was gluing that piece!!!  My sticky sheet must have been a bit old because it didn't want to stick very well.  So, I set in place and then I used my embossing heat tool and heated up the piece. I turned it over and pressed down on it and now it's really stuck!!  

Then I stamped the flower from the same "All Things Fabulous" set on Basic White card stock using Flirty Flamingo ink. I stamped off once and then stamped the image. There's an inner image that I lined up and stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink.  I colored over the flower using Wink of Stella.  It was kind of plain looking without it.

The leaves were stamped and die cut next. I needed two for this card.

I wasn't fond of the words in the "All Things Fabulous" set so I found something I liked in the "Art Gallery" set and stamped them on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock with black Memento ink. The dies that go with that set have the cute postage stamp edge rectangle die. I die cut the words and I was ready to assemble.

The lacy piece was set in place first and then the leaves. But you need to put the flower over the center area to know where the leaves should go.  I glued the leaves in place.  Then I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.  The words were set in place with Dimenisonals on the right and a glue dot on the left.  

The black area around the pretty colored area needed something so I added some retired "Perfect Accents".  You can use pearls or any other shiny thing!

This was a very fun and easy card to make. I don't make black cards very often but I found this one to be stunning.  

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

Friday, May 07, 2021

Handsomely Suited, Masculine Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

 

I was looking for an easy card to make using the "Handsomely Suited" set. I wanted to find something that didn't require the Designer Series Paper (DSP) that was in the Spring Catalog because I was pretty sure it wouldn't be in the new 2021-2022 Catalog.  And I was thinking of making a Father's Day card. But I saw this card and had to make it. You can see the original card here.   I could easily turn this into a Father's Day card but when I started working on it, I wasn't thinking and ended up with a birthday card.  But I know if I need to, I can make another one and use Father's Day wording.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Gray card stock.  I die cut a circle from the center of it 2-11/16". I cut the DSP from the "Well Suited" 12" x 12" package at 3-7/8" x 2-3/4" on the striped piece and the same on the dotted piece.  Though the striped piece overlapped the dotted piece. I wanted to make sure there was no gap. 

I wrapped a piece of black twine around the piece two times and taped the ends on the back.  Then I taped the piece to the front of the card.

I stamped the words from the "Handsomely Suited" set using Basic Gray ink. I die cut it using the second largest Stitched Circle die. I made sure the words were closer to the top so I had room for the bowtie. 

The bowtie was stamped on a piece of Smoky Slate card stock using Basic Gray ink. The tie was then die cut.

I taped the two circles together and added Dimensionals to the back.  

Then the tie was set on top of the circle using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. This is also a fun set to play with. There's some fun suits to make using it too. A long tie and suspenders too.  I need to spend some more time playing with this set.

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

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Sweet Strawberry, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Today's card is one of the three birthday cards I need soon.  This one needs to get out in the mail tomorrow! No stress here! LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.  I glued the embossed piece to the front of the card.

Next I stamped the background leaves and flowers using Granny Apple Green ink on Basic White card stock. I die cut it using the largest "Stitched" circle die.  I colored the leaves using the light Granny Apple Green Blends pen and the center of the flowers were colored using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.

Then I stamped four leaves. I stamped the leaf outline first using Granny Apple Green ink. The leaves were filled in using the solid stamp and Granny Apple Green ink that was stamped off once. I had re-inked my pad and it's stamping pretty dark right now. Could be too much ink!!! Maybe!!!  Probably!! LOL

I used the matching punch to punch out the leaves.   I did the same with the tops of the strawberries.

The outline of the strawberries were stamped using Poppy Parade ink. Then they were stamped using the solid image using Poppy Parade ink too.  

The tops of the strawberries were glued in place and set aside.

The words are from the same "Sweet Strawberry" set and were stamped using Versa Mark ink. Then they were embossed using white embossing powder. I  used the "Double Oval" punch to punch out the words since the other oval dies are now retired. I'm trying to always use current products but sometimes I just have to improvise. 

To assemble the card, the circle was set in place with Dimensionals. Then the leaves and strawberries were added. The middle strawberry was set in place using Dimensionals as well as the upper right strawberry.

The word piece was added last using Dimensionals. A few crystal rhinestones were placed on the front of the card and the card was done!  

This was a fairly quick card to make and a super easy one!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see this sweet birthday card,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance, Sweet Ice Cream, Birthday Card

This month I'm in need of several birthday cards and a Mother's Day card too.  So today I made the birthday card even though the next card I need is the Mother's Day card!!! LOL I must like to work under pressure! 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  I cut a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. I cut a 2-3/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock for the layer and a 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Basic Black card stock for the back layer. I taped the layers together, added Dimensionals to the back.

I set the square on top of my card to see where the words should go. The words are from the "Sweet Ice Cream set and were stamped using Coastal Cabana ink.

The butterfly is from the "Butterfly Brilliance". This is an interesting set. There are six butterflies to stamp and they are all on one piece of rubber.  And the matching die allows you to cut them all at the same time.  How cool is that?  Unless you need a bunch of one size for a swap!! LOL But I'm sure I'd figure out a way to use them later.  What's more fun than to open a set up and there inside it are some stamped pieces ready to use?  I love it when I run across that.  I stamped the butterflies using black Memento ink and then die cut them out.  I used the second largest butterfly and colored it using my Coastal Cabana marker and a Blender pen.  I highlighted some areas using only the pen.  I colored the body of the butterfly using the light Soft Suede Blends pen.  I wanted the butterfly to have some shimmer so I colored over the wings with my Wink of Stella pen. I added Dimensionals to the back of the butterfly. 

I took some gold thread and wrapped it around my fingers a few times and used glue dots to hold the threads together. I stuck the treads to the front of the embossed square. 

The butterfly was set in place over the thread on the textured square piece. Then the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

I added some crystal rhinestones to the butterfly and the card was done.

I think it's a bright and cheery birthday card. It was easy enough to make and gun too!

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

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Zany Zebras, Children's Birthday Card

I found a layout that I REALLY liked using the "Zany Zebra" set. This set was hardly used. One of the zebras was still attached to the red rubber backing it came on, that's how little I used the set. You can see the original card here.  Though I am not a big fan of these split type cards. I think they are a bit flimsy. They feel that way when you open them. But I liked the top part, so I went with it.

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

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Well Suited" 12" x 12" package. I cut the DSP at 4" x 5-1/4".  Then I set the die from the "Curvy Dies" set on top of the DSP about 1-3/4" on the left and 1-1/2" on the right.  I ran it through my Big Shot and set it on top of the front of the card so I could cut that piece to match. I used some post it tape to hold the DSP on the front of the card and then I set the die back on the DSP, lining up all the holes. I added a little post it tape to hold it in place and ran it through the Big Shot.  Now I do recommend you open the card when you do this. I did not and ended up ruining the whole card. And of course I laughed when I took it out of the Big Shot.  Rolled my eyes back and grabbed another half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  So, once I got it cut right, I taped the DSP to the upper part of the card.

I took the remaining piece of DSP and cut the bottom off at 1-1/4", so the piece measured 1-1/4" x 5-1/4".  I also cut the Basic White piece that was die cut off and cut it at 1-1/2", so that piece measured 5-1/2" x 1-1/2".  I taped the DSP to the Basic White piece, making sure I lined the top edge of the DSP to the top edge of the Basic White piece.  

I stamped the donkey from the "Zany Zebra" set using black Memento ink. I die cut it using the second largest stitched circle die and I die cut a Basic Black scalloped circle that was just a little bit larger than the stitched circle. 

The zebra's ears were colored in using the light Flirty Flamingo Blends pen and the cheek and belly were colored in using the light Petal Pink Blends pen.  I taped the circles together.

The words are from the "Zany Zebra" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I lined them up with the edge of the bottom piece and set it up in my Stamparatus to stamp it.  

To set the circle in place, I first taped the bottom piece using post it note tape. I didn't want it moving on me.  I added a little bit of glue to the bottom of the circle where it would be touching the bottom strip and I pressed it in place. Then I added glue to the top where it would be touching the DSP and I set one of my paper punches on it to weight it down to set up. I cleaned up my stamps and put them back and I figured the glue had long enough to do it's job and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make, it was easy enough and very quick too.  I did end up taping another Basic Black circle to the backside of the front one and it did give the card a lot more stability.  I'm sure Basic White would have been fine too, either way it improved the card.

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

Monday, May 03, 2021

To A Wild Rose, Peaceful Moments, Birthday Card

Okay, the last 'To a Wild Rose" card. I will just have to give the set up in the near future. 

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and I textured it using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. I glued it to the front of the card.

I stamped the flower from the "To a Wild Rose" set using Crushed Curry ink. I stamped the solid part using SO Saffron ink and the detail image was stamped using So Saffron ink as well. I added Tombow Multi glue to the lines on the flower and to the center and set it aside to dry.

I stamped two sets of leaves and used Granny Apple Green ink to stamp the solid part. I then die cut the leaves and flower at the same time. Well, I die cut one set of leaves with the flower and then I die cut the other set because there's only one leaf die.

There's a long lacy die in the set and I cut it using So Saffron card stock that I had added double sided sticky sheet to it so I could make it into a sticker. I also die cut the small open leaf buds using So Saffron card stock. I cut two of them. And using the same die I cut three gold foil pieces. 

There's also an open leaf in the set. I die cut two of them using Pear Pizzazz card stock. 

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped using Crushed Curry ink. I die cut them using the fun die that is with the set.

The glue was dry on my flower so I added some gold leaf and brushed it off using a stipple brush. Any stiff bristled brush will work. I added Dimensionals to the back.

I set all the pieces on top of the card for placement.

I glued the word piece down first.

Next the flower was set lightly on top of the card. The stamped leaves were taped on the back and slipped under the flower. 

The open leaves were added next using a couple of small glue dots in the more solid areas. Then the So Saffron leaf bud pieces were added using glue in the larger more solid areas. And lastly the gold foil pieces were added.

I had some extra Faceted Gems left over so I added one to the center of the flower. The gold foil in the middle wasn't working for me. It just needed something more.  I had a thought after (of course after) I added the gem, I was wondering what it would look like if I took a half pearl and added glue to it, let it dry and then added the gold foil to that???  I am going to have to give that a try in the near future.

This was a fun card to make and I love all the pieces to it and it's also versatile!!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see my last "To a Wild Rose" card,
Wanda


Sunday, May 02, 2021

To A Wild Rose, Dandelion Wishes, Birthday Card

I'm still playing with the "To a Wild Rose" set. I also combined it with the "Dandelion Wishes" set.  Both are retiring in a few days.  

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

The flower and leaves from the "To a Wild Rose" set were stamped using black memento ink. I stamped two sets of leaves and I die cut everything out and set it aside. My piece of card stock measured 3" x 3". I stamped the solid part of the flower using Sea Side Spray ink that was stamped off once and then the detailed image was stamped using Sea Side Spray ink. I also colored on the detailed area with Wink of Stella to give it some glimmer.

The solid part of the leaves were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink and then they were die cut.

The words were stamped on a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock. You can get by with a 3" x 3" piece but you need to make sure you stamp the words exactly in the center. I needed a little wiggle room, I'm not that accurate with my stamping. I stamped the words using black Memento ink and then I die cut them using the stitched square dies. I used the second and third dies in the set of four. I used some post it tape to tape the squares where I wanted them and I die cut both at the same time. Foam strips were added to the back of the square frame piece.

To assemble the card, I taped the words down first about 1" up from the bottom.  Then I added the frame.

The flower was set on next using both Dimensionals and double sided tape. I wanted to make sure the flower stuck to the frame and also to the front of the card. Be careful not to get a Dimensional on where the frame is or you will have a very bulky card. Before pressing the flower in place, I added tape to the top set of leaves and slipped it under the flower.  On the bottom set of leaves I cut one of the leaves off and taped it on top of the other two. It was just too long and went over the words. I used tape on the back of the leaves to make sure they stuck to the frame.  Then I pressed down on the flower to set it in place.

A few clear rhinestones were added to the card and it was complete.

This was a very fun card to make. I had second thoughts about making it because of the frame. I was afraid I wouldn't get it on straight.  But taping the words down first made it easier for me to hover over them and set the frame in place.  

This is a very versatile card. You can make it into a Mother's Day, Thinking of you, Thank you, Birthday and even a sympathy card.

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




Saturday, May 01, 2021

To A Wild Rose, Flourished Phrases, Sympathy Card

Today's card is a simple sympathy card. Sometimes I do keep stamp sets just for the words. My thinking lately has been that I should just get rid of them and if I need certain words I can just print them out on my computer and die cut them.  Or if I take the time, I can set it up to print right on the card stock and go from there. That takes a lot more time.  But for now I will keep this set and hope I have room for it.

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 quarter sheet of Basic White card stock that measured 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" and I textured it using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. I cut that piece to 1-3/8" x 5-1/2".  Then a 1/2" x 5-1/2" strip of Sea Side Spray card stock was cut and taped to the back of the embossed strip, leaving about 1/8" of it showing. You can leave more if you want more color. And you can also add another strip to the other side if you want color on both sides. Or you can cut a layer at 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" and tape or glue the embossed strip to it. Lots of ways you can work with this. Just make sure there's room for your words.

After making my strip I set it on top of my card so I could see where the words would go. I set the words from the retired "Flourished Phrases" set up in my Stamparatus and stamped them using black Memento ink.

Then I stamped the flower and leaves using black Memento ink. I stamped the solid flower image using Sea Side Spray stamped off once and the detail image using full ink.

For the leaves I only used the one image, I'm not sure if it's the solid image or the detailed one. It doesn't matter, you just want to stamp on the leaf once. I used Granny Apple Green ink on my leaves. Then I die cut both. I did have to make two sets of leaves.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the flower and tape to the back of the leaves. I set the flower in place but didn't press down yet. I slipped the taped leaves under it and then pressed down on the Dimensionals.

A few crystal rhinestones were added and I thought the card was done.  The flower still needed something so I added some Wink of Stella to the highlighted parts and then it was done.

This was a fun card to make and can be used for SO many other occasions like birthday, Mother's Day, thinking of you, thank you, friendship and get well.  

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this easy to make sympathy card,
Wanda