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Friday, December 09, 2022

Framed & Festive, Caroling Mice, Christmas Card, 2022 Stampin' Up!

On Thursday I had a friend over and we were making Christmas cards. I had made one something like this but used a different tree from a die I had gotten at Michael's. I took a picture of it but it must have gotten deleted because it was no longer on my phone when I went to get it. SO I made a new card that is close to the other one.

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 Shaded Spruce card stock for the layer. And a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package. 

Next I stamped the words from the "Framed & Festive" stamp set using Shaded Spruce ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it using the second largest stitched circle die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. And I die cut a scalloped Shaded Spruce circle using the second largest die in the "Layering Circles" die set.

Then I die cut a stitched circle using the third largest die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock.  I also cut a scalloped circle from the center of the 4" x 5-1/4" layer of Shaded Spruce card stock. The 4th smallest scalloped die in the "Layering Circles" die set.

The tree is from the "Caroling Mice" set and was stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. It was fussy cut and then I colored it in using my Blender Pen and Shaded Spruce ink pad. The trunk was colored in using the Soft Suede marker. I colored over the tree using my "Wink of Stella" pen. 

I took the Basic White circles, my Blending Brush and Shaded Spruce ink and lightly scrubbed some ink on them.

Now to assemble the card. I taped the DSP to the Shaded Spruce layer and then taped that to the front of the card.

Next I taped the circles together. I added Dimensionals behind both sets. I set the word piece in place first and the smaller circle. And finally the tree was set in place using Dimensionals.

This was a fun and quick card to make and you get to use some of that busy background paper!

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

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Framed & Festive, Painted Christmas, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

Today I wanted to try to keep my card quick and simple plus use a larger piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) because I have SO much left and the month is going by quickly. As I see it, I will not be using up any of the packages I bought. That causes me to rethink my purchases in the future. Anyway, I did use up a nice chunk of DSP today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Real Red for the layer. The DSP is from the "Painted Christmas" 12" x 12" package and I cut it at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". I taped the DSP to the Real Red piece and then that was taped to the card base.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using Garden Green ink. Rethinking that I probably should have used Real Red so they popped out more but I just left it as it was (for now). I die cut the words using the second largest stitched circle die from the "Stylish Shapes" set. Then I die cut a Garden Green scalloped circle from the "Layering Circles" die set. I used the second largest one in that set. I taped the two circles together and added Dimensionals to the back. I set the piece in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

I told you it was quick and simple! I need that this time of year! So many extra things we do in December and it's so odd that we manage to get them all done too!  Kind of makes me wonder what I do with my time the rest of the 11 months in the year!!!  LOL

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

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Penguin Place, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

I subscribe to "Crafty Roots" blog and today there were three versions of the penguin card and when my eyes hit the third card I knew it was the one I wanted to make. The first one was simple and the second one was a step up but the third one had a lot more going on. I just love the look and the colors. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. The measurements on the original card/post are not USA measurements, so here's how I adjusted it to fit the standard size A2 cards we make. 

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock and I die cut the second largest scalloped circle from the "Layering Circles" die set from it before I moved on.

Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White for the focal piece.

For the background lines and trees I kind of worked them together. I used Pool Party for the lines (except for the bottom one, it's Shaded Spruce  - by accident-). I stamped the bottom left one first and then stamped the trees. I inked up once and stamped three images. Then I made the next hill and added those two trees. And the final hill was added and trees went all across the hill. 

Now it was time to die cut the circle. It measures 2-11/16". It's the second largest circle in the set. After die cutting it, I stamped Pool Party snowflakes all over the upper part and then I stamped some in the upper right and left corners. I took my Blending Brush and scrubbed in some Pool Party ink on the sky of the circle and then all around the edges and corners of the focal piece. I took a kitchen steel scrubber (not steel wool) and I poured a little white acrylic paint on some scrap paper and spread it around then dabbed the scrubber onto the paint and then onto my focal piece. I did put the circle back in place before I started stamping with the paint.

The circles were taped together. 

Next came the penguin. He is from the "Penguin Place" set and was stamped using black Memento ink. I stamped the hat and bow tie using Cherry Cobbler ink. I fussy cut the hat and bow tie and the penguin was punched out. I punched out two feet using some scrap Crushed Curry card stock. And the beak was stamped using Crushed Curry ink. I glued the had and bow in place. Dimensionals were added behind the penguin.

Next the words were stamped and they are from the same "Penguin Place" set and I used Shaded Spruce ink to stamp them.

Now it was time to assemble the card. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White to the inside of the card. Then the focal piece was taped to the Shaded Spruce piece. The circles were added, trying to line the scenery up as much as possible. The penguin was added next and then the pearls. They were white but were colored with the dark Pool Party Blends Pen. Once they were set in place the card was done.

Isn't it cute? See why I had to make it? It was fun too!! I was a bit leery because I don't often stamp with the blocks anymore, I mostly put my stamps in my Stamparatus so I can be sure I get a nicely inked image. It was fun and it worked!

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

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Grassy Grove, Santa's Delivery, Painted Christmas, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

I got my motivation for today's card from one I saw on Pinterest. You can see that card here

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 Black card stock for the layer.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Painted Christmas" 12" x 12" package.  I cut it at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". I used the black and white piece and used my Blending Brush to scrub on some Cherry Cobbler. I started out with Real Red but it looked more like Poppy Parade so I went with the Cherry Cobbler ink instead. I set it aside to dry because the paper was pretty saturated with ink.

In the meantime I cut a 1-1/2" x 3-7/8" strip of DSP from the "Painted Christmas" package. 

Then I took the second largest circle from the "Layering Circle" dies and cut it from a piece of vellum. I textured that circle using the pine branch embossing folder from the "Wintry 3D" set. 

The deer is from the "Grassy Grove" bundle and I die cut the larger deer from a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock. I had some red and black checked ribbon and I trimmed it down to fit around the deer's neck. I tied it and then glued it in place. Dimensionals were added to the back of the deer and I set it aside.

For the wording I used the "Santa's Delivery" set and stamped them using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the tag from the "Taylor Made Tags" die set. I was glad to finally use it. I just had to have the dies for some reason and once they arrived I couldn't remember why. So when I was making this card I thought I could fit the tag in and it worked. The tag set also has round circles to die cut too so I cut one from a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock and I taped it to the tag, lining up the hole in the tag to the hole in the circle. I colored a crystal rhinestone using my Blends Pen and colored it in. Then I set it on the tag.

Now to assemble. The Basic Black piece is taped to the card base. Then the DSP was taped down. The DSP strip was taped down about 1" up from the edge of the red and black DSP piece. The vellum sheet is added next. I glued it where the deer would cover it, glue shows up through the vellum. I also took a toothpick and ran a light amount of glue around the inner edge of the circle to get it to lay down better. I used the Mono glue and by adding it lightly it didn't show much.  Then the deer was added and lastly the word tag. And the card was done.

It turned out better than I thought it would, I think adding the word piece as what helped it out.

Thank you SO very much for stopping in to see today Christmas card,
Wanda

Monday, December 05, 2022

Framed & Festive, Painted Christmas, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

I was looking through my Designer Series Papers and found this pretty pinecone one. I thought what a great card this would be for a single guy. It's a bit on the masculine side but yet it isn't! I just think the pinecones are SO pretty and I got to work on a card and this is what I came up with.

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 Evening Evergreen for the layer. Before I did anything else with this piece, I die cut a  2-7/16" circle from the center. I try to do this right away because once I get into the assembly mode I forget and then have to take a new piece of card stock to make the circle. It seems like such a waste.

Next I cut my 12" x 12" sheet of DSP from the "Painted Christmas" package. I cut it into 4" x 5-1/4" and then later trimmed it to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using Evening Evergreen ink. I die cut them using the second largest stitched circle die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I taped the Basic White circle to the Evening Evergreen circle and then added Dimensionals to the back.

A 3-7/8" x 1-1/2" piece of Soft Succulent was cut for the bottom and then it was textured using the pine needle folder from the "Wintry 3D" embossing folder set. I glued the strip to the bottom of the DSP. 

I cut a 3-7/8" x 1/4" strip of Basic White card stock and glued it just above the Soft Succulent piece, making sure the edges match so there's no gap.

The pine cone DSP is taped to the Evening Evergreen piece and that piece is set in place on top of the card base using Dimensionals. 

Then the word piece is set in place and the card is done.

So quick, easy and simple.  Who doesn't need that this time of the year?  I made 8 like this and I think that about wraps up my Christmas cards to mail out! Maybe!! LOL

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


Sunday, December 04, 2022

Framed & Festive, Lights Aglow, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

Today I wanted to make a card that was quick, simple and easy to reproduce. And since this card only uses a small strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) you could get quite a few pieces out of a sheet. 

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

I cut a 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Evening Evergreen card stock for the layer. I could have made the card base using a half-sheet of Evening Evergreen but I was trying to cut costs since I'm planning on making some to send out.  

Before I taped the Evening Evergreen piece to the front of the card base I die cut a circle from the center using the  2-7/16" die from the "Layering Circles" set. No one will ever know there's a hole in the center of that layer. I used tape instead of glue to set the Evening Evergreen piece in place. 

Next I took a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock and textured the right side using the "Wintry 3-D" embossing folder. 

A 1-1/4" x 5-1/8" piece of DSP from the "Lights Aglow" 6" x 6" package was cut for the strip.  You can get 4 strips from one 6" x 6" sheet. You can get 18 strips from a 12" x 12" sheet.  That would be half the cards I need right there!! I'm cutting back this year due to the rising cost of postage.

So once the DSP was cut I taped it to the left side of the embossed piece. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the Evening Evergreen piece. 

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using Evening Evergreen ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the stitched die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I taped the word circle to the Evening Evergreen circle and Dimensionals were added to the back. I set the piece in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

Mission accomplished. I created a quick, simple and easy card! And it turned out!! LOL

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

Saturday, December 03, 2022

Framed & Festive, Wintry 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!

Today's card is a very quick and simple one to make. This is not what I had in mind but after doing what I needed to do to make it work I'm happy with the way it turned out.

First you need a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock for your card base.

Then you will need a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the layer. I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card base.

I took another 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured one end of it using the "Wintry 3D" embossing folder. I used the full quarter sheet because I wanted to make sure I was able to get the entire folder textured onto the card stock. These are not a full-sized folder so you don't get texture on a full piece, it comes down about 3-1/4" x 4".  I trimmed the bottom part off so the piece was 3-1/4" long and 3-7/8" wide. Then I cut the strips just shy of 1" each. To do this I just cut on the shorter side of the 1" mark on my cutter. I added Dimensionals behind each strip. I set the left and the right strips in place and then the center two. You want to make sure you don't mix up the pieces or the image won't be back together, kind of like a puzzle. 

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using Pool Party ink and die cut using the second largest stitched die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set.

I die cut a Pool Party circle using the 2-7/16" die from the "Layering Circles" die set. I taped the two circles together. I added Dimensonals on the lower part and glue on the upper part. I have an issue with tape when it comes to adding it to an embossed piece. I don't seem to get enough surface contact to make it stick well so I just use glue and know it's going to stay in place. Though this piece would stay in place without any glue or tape because of the Dimensionals but then the upper part might stick up (maybe, I don't know, I didn't let it get that to that point, I glued it). And that was it. Just quick and simple. 

This is a card you could quickly make a lot of in not time. To speed things up you could omit the strips and just use a solid piece instead.

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

Friday, December 02, 2022

Framed & Festive, Santa Express, Gift Card Holder, Stampin' Up!

I subscribe to "Stamptastic Designs" and this card really drew my attention. First of all it used the busy Designer Series Paper (DSP) and it's a gift card holder.  The added bonus here is, it's quick to make! You can see the original card here. I changed it up a bit, partly by accident and partly because I didn't have all the same materials. 

The base of the card is a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock.

The Basic White piece measures 5" x 7-1/4" and is scored on the long side at 2-1/4" and 6".  I glued the shorter piece on the sides to form the pocket. 

The top strip of DSP from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package measures 4-3/4" x 2" and the bottom strip measures 4-3/4" x 1-1/2".  Now I measured wrong on my DSP so the top color is on the bottom and the bottom colors is on the top, when compared by the original card. It still worked so a happy mistake.

Since I didn't have the dog stamp or die, I used words for the front of the card. They are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using Shaded Spruce ink. I die cut them with the second largest die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. And the Shaded Spruce layer behind it was die cut using a die from the "Layering Circles" set that was just a little larger. I taped the two layers together and then set the circle in place on the front of the card. The circle hangs over the top flap so make sure you Dimensionals don't go over that area or your card will be stuck shut.  And yes, I've done that before and was not happy with myself!!

I should have put a gift card in the pocket but if you click on the photo you will be able to see the top edge of the pocket to see where the card goes.

This was a very fun card to make and a great way to use scraps to create a fabulous gift card holder. I need to make several more of these for Christmas. I like how this turned out and how quick and easy it was to make.

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


Thursday, December 01, 2022

Grassy Grove, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I just can't seem to leave my hands off the "Grassy Grove" bundle. I actually did put it back on the shelf but I took it out again when I got an idea for this card. It actually turned out the way it looked in my head! 

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 for the top layer. 

I used the circle dies from the "Layering Circles" set to make the ring and background piece. I used the second and fourth largest circles. I cut the second and fourth together to get the ring. The I cut another second circle for the background. I had actually stamped on the circle from the two rings and then taped it to the larger circle because I wanted to make sure I got the piece straight.

For my background circle, I took my Blending Brush and scrubbed on some Balmy Blue ink. Then I added just a little Pool Party ink. I lightly added some Night of Navy and stopped. I thought it looked wintery enough.

The trees are from the "Grassy Grove" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink that was stamped off once. I didn't want it to be real dark. I just wanted it to show the tree details and show that it's blue in color.  Objective achieved.  I took some white acrylic paint and a stainless steel kitchen scrubber and tapped the scrubber on the paint and then tapped it on the background piece. 

On the 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic white card stock I textured the bottom part using the snowflake die from the "Wintry 3D" folder set. I should have stamped the words first and this is what I would recommend doing them first. I stamped them with Night of Navy ink and then I had to take my Night of Navy marker and touch the writing part in the spots where the texture was to make the "joy" solid. So that is why I recommend you stamp them first. Just set the circle where you want it to go and use it as reference for stamping the words.  Now that's what I should have done but at this point I was just making it up as I went. My vision was for the circle and deer, the rest was just winging it!

Once the words were stamped I set the piece in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

Next I took the circle and added small Dimensionals on the back. I set it aside until I got the smaller circle attached to the larger solid circle. Then I set the ring on top of the larger circle piece, making sure I lined it up evenly all around.

The deer was added using two small Dimensionals and the card as done.

It's always nice when what you see in your head comes out nice on paper!  I do like how it turned out.

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Santa's Delivery, Santa Express, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! Fall Catalog 2022

This card was a "must make" when I saw it. I saved it for a later date because I had a couple other ones I wanted to make first. I think it was all the red and then the white circle that drew my attention to this card. You can see the original card here. I'm trying my hardest to use up that package of Designer Series Paper (DSP) because we all know that when the catalog ends the paper retires. I have so much retired paper and then the colors change and I don't have the colors to go with the retired papers so I'm trying really hard to use it up. Wish me luck because it will be a first for me!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Poppy Parade card stock and taped it to the front of the card. Then I cut the DSP from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package at 3-3/4" x 5" and taped that to the Poppy Parade layer.

I die cut a circle from the "Layering Circles" die set using Basic White card stock and the largest circle in the set. 

I die cut the train from the "Santa Express" DSP and set it on the circle using Dimensionals. Then I taped that to the front of the card about 3/8" from the left, top and right edges of the DSP.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped using Garden Green ink on a 3-3/4" x 3/4" piece of Mint Macaron card stock. I was going to change it to Granny Apple Green but it stuck out like a sore thumb, even though there was Granny Apple Green on the bottom part of the train. But the Mint Macaron can be found on the mittens so I stuck with that color. I taped the strip in place on the front of the card about 1/2" from the bottom edge of the DSP.  

A white bow was tied and glued in place and the card was done.

This was a very fun, quick and easy card to make. Plus it's so bright and colorful. It screams Christmas!!

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Santa's Delivery, Santa Express, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I found another card that uses the busy Designer Series Papers (DSP) that I so often struggle with.  This layout is perfect for busy DSP and I think I'm going to pull out some other papers that I found were a bit busy and see if I can't tone them down with this layout.

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

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Poppy Parade card stock for the layer. 

Next I cut a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock for the layer. And the DSP from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package was cut at 3-1/8" x 4-3/8".  I taped the DSP to the Basic White piece.

I used the lacy edge die from the "Painted Labels" die set, a part of the "Painted Poppies" set and die cut two from Basic White card stock. I cut two because I needed the piece to be a bit longer than the die allowed. I just lined up the two pieces to the length I needed and glued them together. If you look close you can see the edge of the top piece on the left.

A 1-1/4" x 3-1/8 piece of Basic White was cut for the back layer of the center panel. I glued the lacy edge to the bottom of that Basic White piece. Then I cut a 1" x 3-1/8" piece of DSP from the "Santa Express" package and taped it to the Basic White piece.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it with a die from the "Painted Labels" die set. 

To assemble the card I took the large background layers and set them in place using Dimensionals. Then I added the center strip using Dimensionals.

The words piece was added using Dimensionals and on the upper part of that piece I stacked the Dimensionals to make the label level. 

I didn't have any Poppy Parade ribbon but I did have some ribbon that was close so I tied a bow and glued it in place. I added a red rhinestone to the word piece and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I was thrilled to be able to use some busy DSP. Though this piece of DSP had mixed feelings attached to it. On the backside are some cute colored holiday dots on a white background. But since I had this piece cut in and sitting in my package I thought I'd use it for this card. And I'm glad I did because now I could see how much this layout toned down the business of the DSP.

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

Monday, November 28, 2022

Santa Express, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I saw this card on Pinterest a few days ago and had left the window open on my computer and then my computer decided it was time to update something and I lost the photo. Fortunately it did it's thing shortly after I was done making the card. The only think I changed was the words. 

I think this die cut wreath from the "Santa Express" bundle is SO darn cute and that's why I was thrilled when I saw this card on Pinterest.  This card was easy to make and quick to put together. The dies are from the "Santa's Train" die set. 

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

I cut a 3-3/8" x 4-5/8" piece of Basic White for the layer. And on top of that is a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package. I taped the DSP to the Basic White piece.

Next I die cut the stitched rectangle. I used the largest one in the grouping of four in the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" set. I took a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock and cut a layer for the rectangle that is about 1/8" wider all around. I taped the Basic White piece to the Granny Apple Green piece.

I die cut three wreaths using Granny Apple Green card stock and three ribbons using Poppy Parade card stock. I glued the wreaths in place using a dot of glue at the top to start with. Once they were set, I lifted them up a little and using a toothpick with glue on it, I ran it across the backside of the wreaths and pressed them down.

The ribbons were set in place using a small Dimensional. Then the panel was set in place on the front of the card making equal space on the left, top and right sides.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" bundle and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink. I die cut them with the smallest die in the same die set and from the same grouping of four dies. The words were set in place using Dimensionals.

Red rhinestones were added to the center of each bow. A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done. 

See, I told you it was easy to make and quick to put together.

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

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Penguin Place, Framed Florets, Caroling Mice, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I remembered that the "Penguin Place" set was brought back from last year. I thought it was such a fun set. There was a punch for the penguin but not for his hat or scarf. I've gotten spoiled by all the dies and punches but it wasn't bad to fussy cut so I decided I'd give my card idea a try and this is what I came up with.

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

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Poppy Parade card stock for the layer. I die cut the oval from the "Framed Florets" die set from the center of that piece. Then I taped that piece to the front of the card.

Next I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Painted Christmas" 12" x 12" package. I taped that on top of the Poppy Parade piece. I also die cut another oval using Basic White card stock.  I took the Basic White ova framed piece and traced the inside on a piece of scrap paper. I fussy cut around it about 1/8" but realized later I could have gone a bit bigger, like 1/4". I did this so I could glue the frame and circle back together with some stability to the piece.

I took the Basic White oval and sponged some Pear Pizzazz ink over it and then I took the snowflakes image from the "Penguin Place" set and stamped them using Pear Pizzazz ink. Unconventional snow and snowflake colors  but it fit with the background colors in the DSP. After stamping the snowflakes I glued the oval to the fussy cut oval. Then I added glue close to the inner part of the oval frame and added that to the fussy cut oval to make one solid piece. 

The penguin was punched out and the eyes and beak were stamped on using black Memento ink for the eyes and Mango Melody for the feet. The had was stamped using Poppy Parade and the scarf was stamped using Garden Green. Both were fussy cut. The feet were punched out from a scrap piece of Mango Melody card stock. The penguin was glued together, a couple of Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set aside.

I remembered I had a tree left over from the "Caroling Mice" set so I thought I'd use it on this card. I colored it with the dark Soft Sea Foam Blends pen and then with the Soft Sea Foam marker. I taped it to the oval and then the penguin was set in place. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the oval piece and it was set in place on the front of the card about 1/4" from the edge of the DSP and equally spaced on each side.

I colored the snowflakes and tree with my Wink of Stella pen to give the card a bit of shimmer.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink. I took my Poppy Parade marker and ran it along the edges of the word piece that I had die cut using the smallest stitched frame die in the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" set. The word piece was set in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

It's festive looking!  I often wonder why penguins are a part of Christmas. They do not live at the north pole! Something for you to ponder!! LOL

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

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Caroling Mice, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Catalog

Do you ever wonder why you bought a certain stamp set?  I'm not sure why I bought the "Caroling Mice" set. Maybe because I thought it was cute and I didn't think beyond how I was going to use it. I am struggling with this set and I decided to take the set out today and make a card. This is 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 right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Poppy Parade card stock. I die cut the lacy oval from the center of the piece using the "Framed Florets" die set. I taped the Poppy Parade piece to the front of the card.

Next I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Celebrate Everything" 12" x 12" stack and I taped it over the Poppy Parade piece.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. Then I die cut them using the oval die from the same die set. I made sure the words were higher up on the  oval so I had room for the mouse.

The mouse is from the "Caroling Mice" set and was colored in using Blends pens. I used both light and dark Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Gray Granite, and dark Petal Pink. I fussy cut the mouse and added Dimensionals to the back. I set it aside.

I taped the word piece to the center of the card. Then I used some post it tape to set the Poppy Parade oval around it. It took a bit of adjusting to get it equally around the oval. Then I glued the Shaded Spruce oval frame on top of the Poppy Parade frame. I used glue because I wanted it to get in between the openings in the frame so it would glue both down at the same time. It did in several places but not all of them. So I gave it a few minutes to set up and then lifted up the larger loose areas and added some glue to make sure it would stay.

Once the gluing was done I set the mouse on top of the oval so I could see where to stamp the musical notes. And after they were stamped I added the mouse and the card was done. 

I think I should have colored in the musical notes, they look kind of blah sitting there as they are.

This was a fun card to make and maybe sometime soon I'll play with the image that has the trio of mice.

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

Friday, November 25, 2022

Grassy Grove, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I had to make one more card using the deers from the "Grassy Grove" bundle. I found another card on Pinterest, though it was not made using Stampin' Up! images, I used what I had and converted it. I forgot to add the link to the original card. You can see it 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 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the top focal piece.

The left and bottom edges of the focal piece were masked off at 3/4" each. 

Taking my Blending Brush I scrubbed on some Flirty Flamingo in the bottom corner. Then I scrubbed on some Mango Melody and using the brush almost dry of Mango Melody, I continued to scrub more up into the sky, making sure I kept it at an angle.  

The tree from the "Grassy Grove" set was stamped using black Memento ink.  I didn't add snow to this one because the sky didn't look like it is snowing, it looks like the sun is setting.

I die cut the smaller deer for this card. The larger deer was just a bit too big for the words I wanted to add.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using black Memento ink and then the deer was added using a couple of small Dimensionals.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the focal piece and set it in place on the front of the card base and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make and I got what I was looking for. 

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

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Grassy Grove, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card

While looking in Pinterest I ran across a card that I thought was very pretty but nothing on it was by Stampin' Up!, my preferred stamps to use. SO I used what I had to make this. I was going to say I had gotten out my "Grassy Grove" bundle but we all know I never put it away from yesterday's card!!! LOL You can see the original card here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. My 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 for the front focal piece. Actually I cut three that size. One I die cut a circle in it, centering it as much as I could. I used the largest circle from the "Layering Circles" die set. I used removable tape and affixed it to the focal piece. I took my blending brushes and first scrubbed on some Daffodil Delight ink. Then I scrubbed on some Pumpkin Pie ink and then a little bit of Cajun Craze. All of this was done on the right side of the circle. And on the left side, I scrubbed on some Balmy Blue, then some Soft Succulent and a little bit of Smoky Slate on the lower left side and up about half way. 

Next I die cut the deer from the "Grassy Grove" bundle using Basic Black card stock.  

The trees are also from the "Grassy Grove" set and were stamped using black Memento ink.

For the word piece, I tore a piece of Basic White card stock, the third one I had cut at 4" x 5-1/4". I don't always like the way the tears look so I make sure my piece is long enough to rip up another line. It took three tries before I got a line I liked. It was a bit long but it's okay, I just lined it up with the focal piece and cut off the excess. On that torn piece I stamped the "Noel" from the "Framed & Festive" set using black Memento ink.

For the snow I used some white acrylic paint and a kitchen stainless steel scrubber. I had cut it in half because I thought the scrubber was a bit too big and if I was going to ruin it I'd rather ruin a smaller piece. I spread some white acrylic paint on my silicone mat and then dabbed the scrubber in it and then tapped it onto the card stock. It gave the piece a snowy look.  I set it aside to dry a bit before I finished the card. I did use my heat tool to help it dry faster.

Once the paint was dry I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card base. Then I added the word piece using Dimensionals and then the deer was added with Dimensionals. And the card was done.

I do like how this turned out and I was glad I could somewhat replicate the card that caught my eye on Pinterest.

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Framed & Festive, Grassy Grove, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

So today I thought I'd give the "Grassy Grove" set another try using some Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I thought would look wintery.  I think I have my mind set on making this layout for our Christmas cards.  I suppose I could always go though my stash and find some wintery retired DSP too and I may just do that.  But for today I used some DSP from the "Pretty Prints" 12" x 12" package. I saw a card on Pinterest using Basic White for the front of the card. You can see that card here. I didn't have the DSP they used. It was SO pretty.

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

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic Gray for the layer. I wasn't sure what I wanted there but I knew Basic White would be too bright and my first thought was Basic Gray but after seeing it all done I'm thinking Soft Succulent might have been a better choice. But it's done and it's Basic Gray!

A 5" x 3-3/4" piece of DSP from the "Pretty Prints" package was cut and taped to the Basic Gray piece. 

Then I cut a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Basic White card stock and used the die from the "Grassy Grove" bundle. I glued that to the DSP. I glued around the border area (on the backside) and on some of the wider areas. I set the die cut piece in place.

Then I die cut the two deers and glued them in place on the front.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using Evening Evergreen ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the smallest rectangle in the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" die set and the second smallest die was used to cut the Evening Evergreen layer behind it. I taped the two layers together and set the piece in place using Dimensionals. 

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

This was a fun card to make and I'm hoping that the DSP in the background looks like snow. Kind of? LOL

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

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Grassy Grove, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

When I saw this card on Pinterest I knew I just had to make it. And I knew I had most of the items to make this card so here it is. You can see the original card here. 

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

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of gold foil card stock. I die cut the two deers from the center of the gold foiled piece. Then I glued the gold foiled piece to the front of the card.

A 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DPS) from the "Lights Aglow" 6" x 6" stack was cut and glued on top of the gold foil piece. I used glue because I've had issues with the tape not sticking so well to the gold foil. I suppose if I ruffed up the gold foil a bit the tape would adhere better but I don't like to do that because I sometimes would ruff up areas that showed. So glue works best for me.

Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black card stock and I die cut the forest image using the die from the "Grassy Grove" bundle.  I glued that in place just a round the border and a few dots in some of the larger areas in the trees.

The deers were glued in place in the center of the card.

I die cut a stitched rectangle from the "Rectangle Stitched" Framelits die set. I had used the second smallest on the smaller grouping of four dies. And I used the smallest one in that grouping for the words.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using Versa Mark on a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock. Then gold embossing powder was sprinkled over it and it was heat set. Then it was glued to the gold foiled rectangle. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the upper part of the card. I centered it by eyeing it. I didn't measure.

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

I REALLY like the looks of this card and if I had a lot of gold foil card stock, I think I would be making these for our yearly Christmas card. But there's not enough of the DSP in that stack. UGH!!  There goes that idea! Oh well.  LOL

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

Monday, November 21, 2022

Framed Florets, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I made this card for a very special friend for her milestone birthday. I just thought it was pretty and I knew she'd like it. You can find the original card here. I changed the card base 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 cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Soft Succulent card stock and a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Evening Evergreen card stock for the layers. I taped them together and then I taped them to the front of the card.

The flowers are from the "Fitting Florets" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper package. The front of the card was created using a combination of die cut and fussy cutting.

The pieces were set in place on the front of the card. I kind of followed the way they were set on the original card.

The little hearts are die cut from the one oval frame in the set using Blushing Bride and Lovely Lipstick card stock. I used glue to set them in place.

The words are from the "Framed Florets" set and were stamped using Evening Evergreen ink. I die cut them using the stitched square from the "Stylish Shapes" set. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.  And the card was finished.

What was fun about this card was that I was able to use some of the floral designs that were cut off on the edges. I never think to use a half of a flower or a half of a design. I think it's great that these can also be used on a card.

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

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Framed Florets, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

Sweet and simple or simply sweet?  I found this card on Pinterest and what caught my eye was all the fun die cuts on the left side, plus the colors. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. The original card used a fancy fold and I didn't want to do that, so I modified the card. 

A 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Soft Succulent card stock was cut for the layer.  And the two open leaves were also die cut from the center of that piece of card stock (no one will ever know there's card stock missing from the center, it's covered by the card base and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer.

The DSP is from the "Fitting Florets" set and was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped the DSP to the Soft Succulent piece and then I taped those to the front of the card.

Next I stamped the words from the "Framed & Festive" set using Evening Evergreen ink. Then I die cut them using the pretty framed die from the "Framed Florets" die set. I found this die a bit more difficult to work with because of all of the open areas. I taped the word piece in place and glued the frame around it, trying not to get too much glue on it and on the openings.

Then I die cut two of the longer leaf clusters. They were glued in place near the center of the left side and then the Soft Succulent leaves were glued on top. I did cut the ends of the leaves a bit, I thought they were a little too long. 

A bow was tied and glued to the side, covering the ends of the leaves. A "Gold Adhesive-backed Swirls" embellishment was set in place on the left side and the card was done.

Super quick and simple. And not to mention sweet!

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

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Forever Fern, Happiness Abounds, Framed Florets, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I think it's fun that I can bring in some stamp sets that I already had and use them with the new ones. I am loving the "Framed Florets" bundle and mixing it with my other sets makes it an even better purchase!! I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Starry Night card stock. I often forget that I have in colors to play with too. I have not used this color in a while, a long while. 

The layers were cut as follows. The Orchid Oasis card stock was cut at 4-3/4" x 3-1/2".  And the Basic White piece was cut at 4-5/8" x 3-3/8". I taped those two layers together. 

I took two pieces of Basic White card stock that measured 3-3/4" x 4".  I die cut the oval from one of the pieces and I stamped on the other.

I tried to stamp the tall leaf cluster from the "Forever Fern" set and stamped it in the center of the 3-3/4" x 4" piece of Basic White card stock using Starry Night ink. And I used the more rounded leaf image and stamped it using Orchid Oasis ink. Then I die cut the piece using the oval die. 

The words are from the "Happiness Abounds" set and were stamped using Starry Sky ink. I used my paper cutter to trim them to 1/2" wide and about 3-3/8" long. 

I tied a white bow and I was now ready to assemble the card. 

I had cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the inside and I taped that in place.

I took the two taped layers and set the stamped leaves on it, centering it as close as I could by eyeing it. Then I glued the oval frame around it.

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

The bow was glued and tucked under the bottom left corner of the word piece. Then the whole thing was set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This is a super easy and quick card to make. I like the looks of it and that's why I just had to make one.

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

Friday, November 18, 2022

Santa's Delivery, Rings of Love, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

I found today's card on the Internet and the minute it popped up I knew I had to make it. I had most of the stuff so I jumped right in. You can see the original card here. I did change it a little because of not having everything! There are instructions on how to make it at the link, so here's how I made it.

The original card was made using a half-sheet of Mint Macaron card stock but I decided to use a half-sheet of Basic White card stock and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mint Macaron card stock. I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White for the top layer.  On that top layer I die cut the oval frame with the hearts. Then I die cut the oval white frame.

Next I die cut the oval tree piece using Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Rings of Love" 12" x 12" package. It's retired but I had a lot of sheets left over and this card really appealed to me. I was glad I ran across it because it allowed me to use this DSP on a Christmas card. I used my Blending Brush and scrubbed on some Night of Navy ink to make the sky blue. 

I fussy cut the house, tree and bushes from the same DSP package.

I taped the tree oval on the front of the card and then I glued on the oval ring. The house went on next and the shrub to the right of the house. I tucked it behind the house a bit. I added the tree on the left and the shrubs in the front were added.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink. I die cut them using the rectangle die from the "Mini Pocket Envelope" die set. I took my dark Mint Macaron Blends pen and colored around the edges so it popped better on the card. I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I took some ribbon that is actually Soft Succulent and not Mint Macaron but it was light enough and blended well. I glued it in place just under the bottom right corner of the word piece and the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make. I love the colors and I especially love that I could use more papers in that package.

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

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Framed & Festive, Framed Florets, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

Today I thought I'd make a Christmas card using a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fitting Florets" 12" x 12" package. I have to admit, I do prefer the floral images in that set over the others. But none the less, this card was still fun to make.

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 Sweet Sorbet card stock and die cut the oval frame from the "Framed Florets" die set. I wanted to do this first so I didn't waste any card stock. When you do this make sure you cut it from the center of the card stock.

My DSP on the bottom is from the "Fitting Florets" package and measured 3-7/8" x 2-1/2".  You can make a lot of cards using this layout and one sheet of the DSP, 18 to be exact!! That would be half my Christmas card list this year!! Hmm, may have to rethink our Christmas card!

I took a piece of Basic White card stock and die cut the bottom edge using a die from the "Basic Borders" die set. I set it up so the right side measured 2-3/4" when cut and the left side measured 3-1/2".  You have a little wiggle room because the DSP is a bit longer than you need.  Or you can die cut it close to the end, glue it to the DSP and trim it to fit. But wait until you texture it before you glue it. I textured mine using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. 

The DSP was taped to the bottom are of the Sweet Sorbet layer and the Basic White textured piece was glued in place on top of that.

The words are from the "Festive & Framed" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink and then die cut with the same die as the Sweet Sorbet oval. I put the Sweet Sorbet oval and frame back together, I turned them over and used scotch tape to hold them back together. 

The word piece was taped on top of the Sweet Sorbet oval and Dimensionals were added to the back. I didn't press down on the oval piece, I wanted to make sure I could slip some fun leaf pieces under it. The top one is Night of Navy and the bottom ones are Basic White and both are from the "Festive & Framed" die set. 

I had colored three crystal rhinestones using my dark Balmy Blue Blends pen and I set them on the card for a bit of sparkle. The card needed something.  And that finished it off.

This was a fun card to make though I prefer something more festive for my Christmas cards.

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Framed Florets, Fitting Florets, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

There are SO many fun papers in the "Fitting Florets" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) package. And here's how I made today's card.

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP from the "Fitting Florets" package. I liked the checked and after really looking at the DSP (of course after the card was put together) I think the color on the checkered piece is maybe Evening Evergreen. Either will work. I taped the DSP to the front of the card.

A 1" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic Black card stock was cut and I taped it across the middle of the card, on top of the DSP.

Next I cut  a 3" x 3" piece of DSP from the same package and I cut that into 3 one inch strips. These strips were taped to a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of Basic Black card stock. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place about 1/2" on the top, right, and bottom.

The words are from the "Framed Florets" set and were stamped using Versa Mark on a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock. I embossed them with white embossing powder. I die cut them using the oval frame from the "Fabulous Frames" die set. I also die cut another one using Basic White card stock.  I often tape the oval to the frame but this time I set the oval in place and I had cut a piece of scrap card stock that was smaller than the oval frame and I glued that to the frame and center word piece so I had a nice solid piece. I set the oval in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals on the left and tape on the right.

I fussy cut a small flower from the same DSP and I set it in place on the upper right part of the oval. Three silver metallic pearls were added to the card in the center of the three visible flowers.

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

This was a fun card to make and I am starting to really like making those panel type cards.

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

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Rustic Harvest, Peaceful Moments, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

So today set aside the "Framed Florets" bundle. I didn't say I put it away (I am not known for putting things away!! LOL) it's waiting for me to play with it some more. But I took a little break from it to make a masculine fall birthday card and here's how I made it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mossy Meadow and then you can die cut the framed oval from the "Framed Florets" bundle. I forgot to so I had to use some scrap. 

A 3-3/4" x 5" piece of DSP from the "Rustic Harvest" 12" x 12" package was taped to the Mossy Meadow piece and then that was taped to the front of the card.

I cut a 2-1/2" x 4" piece of Cajun Craze card stock for the rusty looking layer. And on top of that I taped a piece of DSP from the "Rustic Harvest" package that measured 2-1/4" x 3-3/4". And that was taped to the Mossy Meadow DSP.

I took the Mossy Meadow oval frame and taped the oval to the inside. I had flipped it over and used scotch tape to hold it back together.

Next I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set and die cut them using that same framed oval. I slid the die so the words would be more towards the bottom. I taped that to the Mossy Meadow oval.

I fussy cut a pumpkin from the same package of DSP and set it on the oval using Dimensionals. The oval was set in place with Dimensionals and the card was done.

I think it looks like a masculine fall birthday card. It was quick and fun to make too, even with the fussy cutting!

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

Monday, November 14, 2022

Framed Florets, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

I found this pretty card on the Internet but I forgot to get the link before I had closed the window. If I find it I will add it to my post so you can see it. The only difference between that card and mine is the center of the flowers. The original used some type of light blue embellishment and I used some "Metallic Pearls" and I'm not sure if they are retired or not. But I have quite a few silver ones so I'll be using them regardless, I need to use them up.

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 for the inside and then one for the outside.

Then I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fitting Florets" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the Basic White piece and then I taped that to the front of the card.

Next I stamped the words. They are from the "Framed Florets" set and I used Night of Navy ink on Basic White card stock to do that. I die cut them with the die from the "Framed Florets" bundle. Then I die cut a Night of Navy one using that same die. I turned the Night of Navy die over and taped the oval back to it using scotch tape. I wanted to raise the piece up with Dimensionals and I wanted it to be more solid. I couldn't use Dimensionals on the outer edges because they are lacy and see through. I taped the word oval to the top of the Night of Navy oval and I set the piece in place on the front of the card.

I die cut two flowers from the same DSP and I also die cut a silver leaf branch using the die from the same set. I glued the bottom part of that die in place and then set the flowers on top using Dimensionals. I added the silver metallic pearls and the card was done.  

I probably should have moved the leaves over a little so they didn't touch the "b" in birthday but you can still read it so I guess it's okay.  I'm just being picky.

I think this card is pretty and that is why I had to make it when I saw it.

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


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Framed & Festive, Framed Florets, Forever Fern, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

Yup, I'm still playing with the "Framed Florets" bundle and I'm loving it. I know it's only going to be around for a short time but I want to try to make a lot of cards with the dies. Though I do like the stamp sets too, I just think I can use these dies with a lot of my other sets. You always have to feel like you got your money's worth out of a set, right?  Though I never do. Some I use a couple of times and then never go back to them. And I wonder why I ordered it in the first place. But most of my sets I put more thought into, I want to make sure I can use it for more than once occasion and easy of use. The "Framed Florets" bundle fell under the "more than one occasion" category.  And here's today's card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Evening Evergreen card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock, one for the inside and one for the top.

My Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Fitting Florets" 12' x 12" package and was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped the DSP to the Basic White piece (the one that goes on the outside).

Next I stamped the words from the "Framed & Festive" set using Evening Evergreen ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. Then I die cut it using the oval die from the "Framed Florets" die set. Now from here is where I wasn't sure where I was going to go with this card. What I had planned was to stamp the rounded leaves image from the "Forever Fern" set and color them using the Wink of Stella pen. I did that and the leaves looked more orange than the Poppy Parade color. So I set that idea aside.

Then I took the larger leaf die and die cut it using Basic White card stock. But I still wanted a red on the card. So I took my Poppy Parade marker and I colored in the berries on the DSP. Now I had some Poppy Parade color. Then I die cut the oval using Poppy Parade card stock. I turned the oval with it's center over and scotch taped it back together. I taped the words in place on the front of the oval. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was gently set in place. I didn't press down because I wanted to be able to put the leaves behind it.  I ended up lifting the oval up and setting the white leaves in place with tape and then the oval went back on. 

To fix my rounded leaves issue, I took my Blender Pen and my Poppy Parade marker and colored them in that way. I scribbled on a clear block and picked up the color with my Blends Pen. Once I was done coloring them in I tucked them under the oval. But the piece still needed something. So I die cut two gold foil leaves and slipped them under the oval too.

A crystal rhinestone was colored using the dark Poppy Parade Blends pen and it was set in place on the oval. I was thinking a Poppy Parade bow but I looked and I did not have any Poppy Parade ribbon at all. So the rhinestone was the way to go for today!

I do like how it turned out and coloring the berries on the DSP really pulled the colors together.

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

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Framed Florets, Fitting Florets, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

I am amazed at all the pretty papers in the "Fitting Florets" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12" x 12" package. I can see myself using the whole package!! (That would be a first!). I found a card using this pretty blue DSP. You can see the original card here

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

A 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Balmy Blue was cut for the layer and a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of the DSP was cut for the top layer. I taped the two layers together and added Dimensionals to the back. I set them in place on the front of the card base.

The words are from the "Framed Florets" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink. I die cut them with the second largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I added Dimensionals to the back and I set the circle in place on the front of the card.

A few pearls were added to the word piece. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make. I love this layout, it's simple yet pretty.

Thank you SO very much for stopping by and seeing today's thank you card,
Wanda

Friday, November 11, 2022

Framed & Festive, Snowman Magic, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

My plans are to mix some themes with this new "Framed Floret" bundle. Yesterday I made a birthday card and today I worked the piece into a Christmas card. There's SO much you can do with this set. I am looking forward to making some get well cards and thinking of you cards too, plus some other birthday and Christmas cards. 

Today's card was fun and easy and of course one I like because it's got a snowman on it!

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

I cut two pieces of Basic White card stock that measure 4" x 5-1/4" each. One for the front and one for the inside. The one for the front needed to be stamped on so I didn't tape it to the card yet. But the inside one I did tape down.

Next I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Lights Aglow" 6" x 6" stack. I took one of the oval dies from the "Framed Florets" die set and die cut the center of the DSP. I saved the pieces for a future card (maybe). I save everything!!

Then I die cut the a piece using the same die and Soft Succulent card stock. I needed the outer ring but I did save the oval, just because it's what I do. LOL

I used removable tape and taped the DSP to the Basic White piece so I could see where the words needed to go. I set the word piece up in my Stamparatus and stamped them using Evening Evergreen ink. The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set that came in the bundle. 

Then I proceeded to make the snowman from the "Snowman Magic" bundle. I die cut two snowmen. On one I die cut the face and I saved the nose. This one is the front piece. On the second piece, the back piece, I colored in the face area black so when the front piece is added the eyes and mouth will be black. I had die cut two arms and colored them in using my Bronze Blends pen. I glued them in place on the second piece and then I glued the front piece to the back. When I die cut the snowman I had also die cut a few snowflakes from the set. I often do that and sometimes end up with extra. Today I didn't have any extra.

I took the nose piece and colored it using my dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. I added a tiny amount of glue and set it in place.

The scarf was stamped using Soft Succulent ink and die cut, it was glued in place on the snowman.

Then I die cut a Basic Black had and glued it to the top of the snowman's head. I also cut a tiny sliver of Daffodil Delight card stock and glued it to the hat for the band.

The buttons were drawn in with my Basic Black marker, but there is a button stamp you can use. I didn't feel like setting everything up in the Stamparatus for that so I just drew them in. 

Now to assemble the card. I taped the Basic White piece with the words on it to the front and then the DSP on top of that. Next the Soft Succulent frame was glued in place.

The snowman was set in place using Dimensionals and the snowflakes were glued in place. A crystal rhinestone was added to the center of each snowflake and the card was done.

I was pleased with the way the card turned out. I thought the seriousness of the DSP and the whimsical snowman might clash but they did go well together. I think adding the snowflakes aided in that.

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