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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Flowering Flowers, Sun Prints, Rings of Love, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

I received some samples of the "Sun Prints" Designer Series Paper (DSP). I don't have the set that goes with them so I had to think about what I could use that would compliment the DSP and still be a fun card. And this is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Sahara Sand card stock. This is a color I don't use very often. I prefer the brighter colors. But now and then an idea comes along and I'm glad I have some Sahara Sand on hand. Like on today's card.  My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 
I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock for the layer. And the DSP was cut at 3-3/4" x 5".  I taped the DSP to the Night of Navy piece and I taped the Night of Navy piece to the front of the card. 

Now the question was, what to do next?  What do I have that would go with this layout and color combo so far.  I took a piece of DSP from the "Rings of Love" 12" x 12" package and cut it at 2-1/2" x 3".  Then I cut a Night of Navy layer at 2-3/4" x 3-1/4".  I taped the DSP to the Night of Navy piece. I added Dimensionals behind it and set it in place on the front of the card about 1/4" from the top and two sides.

The words are from the "Flowering Flowers" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink. The ink is so dark that it looks like black ink.  So if you don't have Night of Navy ink, black will work just fine. I stamped the words on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and die cut them using the 3rd largest stitched die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. And then I die cut a circle using Night of Navy card stock and a die from the "Layering Circles" that was just a bit larger than the stitched circle. I added Dimensionals to the bottom half and a bit of tape to the upper part. I set the circle in place on the front of the card. 

I thought the card could use a little bling so I colored some crystal rhinestones with my dark Night of Navy Blends pen and I set them in place on the circle.

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

This was a very fun, quick, and easy card to make. I do like the look of it and the colors are fun.

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Happiness Abounds, Friendship or Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

I am not sure what category this card falls under. Is it a thinking of you card?  A friendship card? A thank you card?  I guess it's a versatile one.  This would make a pretty Mother's Day, get well, wedding, or birthday card. It's also a fun layout.

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

First I cut a 4-3/4" x 2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" package. Then I cut a 5" x 2-1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight for the layer. I taped the two together and set them in place on the front of the card. It's about 1/4" from the top, bottom, and folded edge.

Then I took a different piece of DSP from the same package and I die cut it using the third smallest stitched square die from the "Stylish Shapes" set. I cut a 2-1/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Daffodil Delight card stock for the layer. I taped the two pieces together. It was then set on top of the card to see where the words were going to go. The words are from the same "Happiness Abounds" set and were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink. Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the square and set the piece in place on the front of the card about 3/4" from the left edge and bottom edge. 

The flower is from a piece of DSP in the same "Hues of Happiness" package. It was cut with the matching die and set in place on top of the square using Dimensionals. I had fussy cut a little leaf pair and slipped it under the flower.

I thought about adding some embellishments but I decided to color the flower in using my Wink of Stella pen to give it a little bit of shine. It doesn't show up in the photo but in real life it's very pretty. It added just enough glimmer. And the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make. It's colorful. It was quick to make. It was easy. And it can be used for several other occasions. 

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

Monday, August 15, 2022

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

One more Christmas card before I move on to some of the other sets. I do realize that a few of the Sale-a-Bration sets I have are going to be retiring at the end of the month, so I'd better play with them a bit more. Especially the hippos!!!

Today's card was very quick and easy to make due to the "Santa Express" Designer Series Paper (DSP). You get a nice big 12" x 12" package with lots of fun images. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card happens to open on the right and the fold is on the left. It's not what I planned but I had grabbed the wrong folded card and it just ended up this way. But it's okay, it still looks nice.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP that had the Poppy Parade color. It's actually the backside of the next piece of DSP on the card. That piece is a fun scenery with trees, candy canes, mountains, gift packages, and more.  I cut that piece 3" x 4-1/4". I taped the Poppy Parade colored one down first and then the scenery one on top of that. But before I taped it I stamped the greetings from the "Penguin Place" using Granny Apple Green ink. 

The train is from the same DSP package and I used the die from the "Santa's Delivery" bundle to die cut it. I also die cut three puffs of smoke. I set the train and the smoke in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  Yup, that was it.  Super quick. Super Simple. And Super fun!  

Thank you SO very much for stopping by to see this super Christmas card,
Wanda

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Santa's Delivery, Santa Express, Christmas Card, Split Circle Technique, Stampin' Up!

I had forgotten about the fun "Split Circle" technique. I think I may have done it once but it would have to have been a long time ago because I don't recall. I did try to do a search on my blog and nothing came up, so maybe I never did try one.  But at my age, I forget and somethings I do is new to me!!! LOL  Just being happy doing what I'm doing. So how was this card made? 

First I took a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock for my base. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. 

Next I cut a Granny Apple Green 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Brights Collection" 6" x 6" stack. I love buying those stacks because you get all the colors in several designs. I never seem to use them all up before they retire though. I taped this piece on top of the card base.

Then I cut a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the top layer. I taped this piece on top of the DSP.

For the fun wavy pieces, I die cut circles using the "Stylish Shapes" stitched circles dies. I used the second, third and fourth largest dies. The DSP is from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package. When you do this technique, you get two cards because you cut the circles in half. I cut one large dotted and one large striped. I cut two of the red but I really only needed one if I was going to make just one card.  And then I cut one of the striped paper using the 4th smallest die and one of the dotted using that same die. For the circle the penguin is on, I used the second smallest die in the set and I scrubbed on some Granny Apple Green ink using my blending brush.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped on a 3/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock using Poppy Parade ink. And the Granny Apple Green layer behind it was cut at 1" x 4-1/4". I taped the strips together.

The penguin is from the "Santa's Delivery" set and was stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White. I die cut it using the matching die. I colored him in using the following markers, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, and Blushing Bride (for the tongue). I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

Now to assemble the half circles. I included a picture of how mine looked, though these are upside down. Sorry. But you get the idea. When I was first gluing the circles together (yes, I used glue because I wanted to have that movement on the DSP before the glue set so I could get them lined up nicely on the straight edge), you want to make sure you glue them in the right direction. If you were to turn the bottom piece 180 degrees, you'd see that the circles are lined up on the same side. Lay them out first before you glue. And when you glue, just make sure the corner tips line up and the top cut edges line up. It can be a hair off because that edge will be hidden by a word strip.  So, once I got my circles together I set them in place on top of the Basic White piece. I eyed them so the top and bottom were fairly equal and the same for the sides. Then I taped the pieces in place. I made sure the red centers lined up with each other and the rest just fall into place.

Next the word piece went over the top of the half circles. Then the little Basic White circle was taped in place. The penguin was then added to the circle.

I added a few red rhinestones to the front and the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make. I love the look of it and I think this is something I would do again in the near future.

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

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Rings of Love, Forever Fern, Friendship or Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

I didn't think I would be getting much of any use out of the "Rings of Love" Designer Series Paper (DSP), mostly because I didn't purchase any stamp sets/bundles to go with it.  But I found another card that used the DSP and I thought it was SO pretty, so I had to make one. I did change mine a little. You can see the original card here

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. I opted for Basic White for the card base because I am running low on Poppy Parade and I just had to make it work.

Next I cut my Poppy Parade card stock at 4" x 5-1/4".  I taped that to the front of the card base.

Now I had to do some creative measuring and backward measuring too. I started with the DSP.  I cut it at 1-3/4" x 4".  It's from the "Rings of Love" 12" x 12" package.  Then I cut the Basic White layer.  It measures 4-1/4" x 2-3/4". And the Mint Macaron card stock was cut at 4" x 4-1/2".  

The house is from the same DSP and I used the third smallest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes, die" set. And I die cut a Poppy Parade circle using the 1-7/8" circle die from the "Layering Circles" die set. It's the 5th smallest in that set. I taped the two circles together.

I taped the DSP to the Basic White piece and set the circle on top to see how much space I had for words. I don't usually tape the DSP down, in case I make a mistake with the words but today I rolled the dice on that one!  LOL  

The words are from the "Forever Fern" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink. When I stamp like that I often use a piece of scrap copier paper over my piece to try it out first to make sure it's straight and to also check to see if the ink pad isn't too wet. 

After stamping the words I taped the Basic White piece to the Mint Macaron piece. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the circle piece, making sure not to add the top one up too high because part of it would be exposed over that edge. It's better to just add it near the edge of the rectangle piece, that way you know it won't be hanging over. Once the circle was set in place, the card was done. I didn't add any colored rhinestones to mine. I was going to but I want to mail this and I don't want to pay any extra postage for non-machinable envelopes.  

This was a fun card to make and I LOVE getting ideas and copying Kadie's cards!!

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

Friday, August 12, 2022

Hues of Happiness, Happiness Abounds, Friendship or Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

When I saw this card on Pinterest I knew I had to make it. It's always fun when you have most of the stuff to make a card you like. You can see the original card here. Clicking on that photo won't take you anywhere. I didn't have any measurements so here's how I made the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and taped it to the front of the card. Then I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and taped it to the inside.

I cut a 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the focal piece and a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock for the layer.

The flowers were die cut from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" DSP package. I curled the edges of the center flowers. Yup, I said flowers. There's the large one and then another one was set on top. I don't know if once these are mailed the curled part holds or not. But right now it's pretty. 

I had set the flowers on the Basic White piece so I could see where the words would go. The words are from the "Happiness Abounds" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. Once the words were stamped I taped the Basic Black layer to the back. 

Then I set the flowers in place. I used glue for the flowers since I wasn't using much because of needing the edges to stick up. So I added a dot of glue to the large flower and set it on the Basic White piece. Next  I added a little glue and placed the rest of the pieces in place. Dimensionals were added to the back of this piece and it was set in place on the front of the card.

I added some colored rhinestones to the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun, quick, and easy card to make. Plus it's SO pretty!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's friendship or thank you card. I'm not sure which it is but it's ready for either!

Have a wonderful day, 
Wanda

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Artistically Inked, Rings of Love, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Today I wanted to make a card using these cute watercolor birds in the "Rings of Love" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12" x 12" package.  And I came up with a super simple card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Night of Navy card stock for the layer.

For the top layer I cut a 3-7/8" x 3" piece of the DSP. I cut it at 3" so I could get four cards from one strip. I only got three because I measured wrong on one. UGH!!!  Then I took a 3-7/8" x 3" piece of Basic White card stock and cut the bottom with one of the "Basic Borders" dies. I glued it to the DSP but made sure the piece didn't cover up much of the upper part of the DSP.  I knew I'd have to trim the top but I wanted the piece long enough to just cover the DSP.  After trimming the piece, it measured 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". 

Next I stamped the "thanks" from the "Artistically Inked" set using Night of Navy ink. Then I taped this piece to the front of the card. 

I took my Night of Navy Blends pen and colored the pearls. I let them sit for a minute and then set them in place on the front of the card.  And that was it the card was done.

If I were to make more, I would give that scallopy edge a bit of Night of Navy with a sponge or blending brush. Unfortunately I put all three of the cards together at the same time so they all have the same blah look there. But this is how we learn, right? LOL

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Hippest Hippos, Very Best Occasions, Birthday Cards, Stampin' Up!

I have been finding a lot of fun cards using the "Hippest Hippos" bundle.  I found this one on Pinterest but I did change it up a bit. 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 bottom and the folds is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Subtles" 6" x 6" stack. I taped it to the front of the card.

Next I cut a 5-1/4" x 2-1/2" piece of DSP from the "Rings of Love" 12" x 12" package. A 5-1/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Poppy Parade card stock was cut for the layer behind it. I taped these two pieces together and then taped that to the front of the card.

The hippo is from the "Hippest Hippos" set and was stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I colored her in using my Blender pen and Smoky Slate. I colored my marker on my acrylic block and picked up the color with the Blender pen.  For the tutu, I used Poppy Parade right from the marker, along with the shoes and "fingernails".  I die cut the top part of the umbrella using a scrap piece of DSP that I used for the background. The handle was die cut from a scrap piece of Early Espresso card stock.

The Basic White circle was die cut using the second largest circle in the "Stylish Shapes" set.  Then I die cut a Poppy Parade scalloped circle using the "Layering Circles" die set and the second largest die. I used my blending brush to scrub on some Mint Macaron ink and then I taped the two circles together. 

The words are from the "Very Best Occasions" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. 

I die cut some Poppy Parade hearts and Blushing Bride flowers using the dies in the "Hippest Hippos" set. 

Now to assemble the front. I added Dimensionals behind the circle piece and set it in place on the front of the card.  Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the hippo and set her in place on the circle.

The word piece was added using Dimensionals on the right and a dot of glue on the left. 

The hearts and flowers were set in place with dots of glue. I added crystal rhinestones to the center of each flower and the card was done.

This was a fun card and so darn cute too!!!

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

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Rings of Love, Forever Fern, Happiness Abounds, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Once again I find myself using what I have to make a card I found on the internet.  You can see the original card here.  And read on to see how I made mine.

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

I stamped the background using a leaf image from the "Happiness Abounds" set.  I was just looking for an open compound leaf, though I would have settled for a single leaf if I had to. I stamped these leaves using Soft Sea Foam ink.

I took second largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set and I cut out a house from the "Rings of Love" Designer Series Paper (DSP). I sponged the bottom with Old Olive and the upper part with Night of Navy ink. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

For the tree strip, I cut it from the same DSP at 4-1/4" x 1-1/2". A 4-1/4" x 1-3/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock was cut for the layer. I taped the two strips together and then taped them to the front of the card about 1-1/2" up from the bottom.

The words are from the "Forever Fern" set and were stamped using Old Olive ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I trimmed the piece to measure 5/16" x 1-3/4".  I snipped the end to make the ribbon look. Then I cut a piece of Night of Navy card stock for the layer behind it at 1/2" x 2".  I had trimmed my words after I stamped them. I would have liked them to be 1/4" but I found it difficult to trim such a thin piece.  But I'll take it!!  I taped the word piece to the Night of Navy strip and then I trimmed the end of the Night of Navy strip to match the word strip. 

Now came the tricky part. Because I didn't have the same words mine were a bit longer. So I had to move the right side all the way to the edge of the card. I left  a little bit of the large DSP strip showing above the word piece.  Then I set the circle on top to see where it was going to be permanently.  I wanted to make sure I had a little bit of the tree strip showing on the left.  And you can see how it ended up. 

I'm pleased with the way it looks and would make another one. I believe the original card had the house fussy cut. I couldn't find another house on the sheet like this one. They all seem to have something different.  So I just left it flat and it looked just fine.

This was a fun card to make!!

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

Monday, August 08, 2022

Very Best Occasions, Awash in Beauty, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I saw this card in an email I had received so I clicked on the link to get some details. You can see the original card here. I had to make do with what I had and this is how my card turned out. I like it just the same.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock and the mask from the "Artistic Mix" decorative masks package and my blending brush and scrubbed on some Balmy Blue ink.  I didn't have the die that was used on the card. I looked it up and thought I might order it, it's called "Split Textures" dies, there's two of them. But upon looking them up I saw that they are not available.  SO I thought about waiting until they did come available but then I'd probably forget what I wanted to do with them. I decided to just use a mask for the background and one of them looked a lot like the die so I went with it. At first I did it on a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock because that was what I needed but once I removed the mask the border was larger on the left than on the top. But it was okay that I had redo it because I colored over the area too many times and the Balmy Blue was really dark.  I cut the card stock at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and then I colored over the mask. I was much happier with how it turned out. I trimmed the long side first so the piece measured 4"and then a little off the top to match the border left on the long side. Then I trimmed the other side so the piece measured 5-1/4".  

The flower cluster is from the "Awash in Beauty" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12" x 12" package and was fussy cut.  It was a lot of cutting but it's SO worth it. I set the piece on top of the card to see where I was going to add the words.

The words are from the "Very Best Occasions" set and were stamped using black Memento ink.

Dimensionals were added to the back of the flower and it was set in place on the front of the card.  And that was it, the card was done.

Isn't it pretty?  Even with the stenciling mask. Making do with what I had and the best part is, it worked!

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

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Happiness Abounds, Hues of Happiness, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Tonight I will set the "Happiness Abounds" set aside and play with something else.  I do love playing with this set though, mostly because of the printed flowers in the "Hues of Happiness" Designer Series Paper (DSP) package. The matching dies make it easy to cut out the pretty flowers and whip up a card in no time. Here's how I made today's card:

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Early Espresso card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. I chose Early Espresso because of the center of the larger flower.

Next I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of DSP from the 6" x 6" "Subtles" stack. I taped that to the front of the card base.

Now here's where I had to redo a step. I had taken a 4" x 5-1/8"piece of Basic White card stock and I textured it using the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder.  Then I took the scalloped die from the "Basic Borders" die set.  Once I used the border die I had squished all the texture and I realized I had done it backwards!  So I die cut the scalloped piece first. I set it just above the bottom edge of the 5-18/4" side of the Basic White piece.  Then I texture it and then I cut it to the size I wanted it. After cutting the piece measured 5-1/8" x 3-1/4". I had cut 1" off the top portion. Before I glued this to the front of the card, I tied a piece of linen thread around it and made a bow. You can see it on the left of the big flower. You can see it more clearly if you click on the phot.

Once the bow was tied and the piece was glued in place, I die cut my flowers and leaves. I set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals for the flowers and glue for the leaves.

The words are from the "Happiness Abounds" set and were stamped using Early Espresso ink. I cut them to measure 5/8" x 3".  I added Dimensionals to the right side and the center and a dot of glue to the left side.  I just noticed my words were a bit lower on the right side and I fixed that on the original card but I didn't retake the photo.  

For the final touch I added three pearls, and then a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock to the inside and the card was done.

This was a very fun and easy card to make. I like the colors and I love the layout.

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



Saturday, August 06, 2022

Happiness Abounds, Birthday or Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

I saw this card after doing a Google search and I thought it was so pretty. I don't like using so many flowers on one card. Mostly because you don't get a ton of them in the package but it was just too pretty to pass up. SO I made the sacrifice and used the flowers. You can see the original here. The only way to view it is on YouTube. 

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 and textured it using the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder. I glued it to the front of the card.

Next I die cut a Granny Apple Green circle from the "Layering Circles" die set. I used the largest circle and then I used the third largest for the word piece. I did stamp the words from the "Happiness Abounds" set first using Black Memento ink and then I die cut the circle. I taped the circles together.  Oh, I did make sure that I had the words off to the right before I die cut them. I glued the circles to the front of the card.

Then I proceeded to die cut the flowers and leaves from the "Hues of Happiness" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12" x 12" package. I taped the flowers in place and tucked the leaves in around them. 

Some rhinestones were added to the front and the card was done.

This was a very fun, quick, and easy card to make. I think it's SO pretty.

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

Friday, August 05, 2022

Snowman Magic, Penguin Place, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

This was not what I had in mind when I started making this card. I was working with this layout and I wanted to do a Santa card but I ended up with a snowman card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Poppy Parade. I cut the card stock on the 8-1/2" side so when the card was cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  I folded it in half and added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of  Basic White on the inside.

I cut the bottom part of the front off at 1-3/4".  Then I cut a 4" x 3-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the front of the card.

Then I die cut a Poppy Parade scalloped edge piece using the die from the "Color & Contour" bundle. I used the next smaller die and cut a Basic White piece. 

The snowman came from the "Snowman Magic" set. I die cut it with the matching die using some glitter paper. Then I stamped an Early Espresso hat and a Garden Green scarf. I set the snowman on the Basic White piece for placement for the arms. Those were stamped using Early Espresso ink. 

The face of the snowman was stamped using black Memento ink. I colored the nose with my dark Pumpkin Pie Blands pen. 

I glued the snowman to the Basic White piece. Then The had and then the scarf. 

The words are from the "Penguin Place" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. 

What happened next was maddening. I had touched the snowman's face area and the Memento ink did not dry. I debated whether or not to use it. I was going to go with Staz-On but I thought I'd have trouble with the Blends pen.  I think I should have gone with the Staz-On.  I ended up getting some black dots around the side of the hat and the arm on the left. So I took the snowflake image from the "Penguin Place" set and stamped off once with Balmy Blue ink and covered the upper part with snowflakes. 

The focal piece was glued to the Poppy Parade scalloped piece and then that piece was set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. But make sure the Dimensionals don't go beyond the cut edge of the front of the card or the card won't open. And no, I didn't to that (this time!!!LOL).

This was a very fun card to make and maybe tomorrow I'll do something with Santa.

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

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Hippest Hippos, Lovely & Lasting, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

I found today's card on Pinterest. I thought it was just too cute to pass up. 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 bottom and the fold is on the top.

I die cut the Mango Melody scalloped circle using the die from the "Layering Circles" set. I also cut a Basic White circle that was just a little bit smaller than the scalloped circle. I textured that circle using the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder. I didn't have the same folder that was used on the original card but I just figured as long as the background had texture it would look just fine, and it does. Before I taped those two circles together, I die cut the flowers and star like flower from the inside area of that scalloped circle. Or you can use the scrap pieces around the edges where the circle was die cut from. The circles were glued together. I used glue because of the texture doesn't always make great contact and glue does! Then I taped that circle to the center of the front of the card.

I stamped the hippo from the "Hippest Hippos" set and I sued the matching die to cut it out. I colored it in using markers and a Blender Pen. I used Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Smoky Slate, and Blushing Bride. I did color straight from the Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green markers on the flower and leaf. I added Dimensionals to the back of the hippo and I set it aside.

The words are from the "Lovely & Lasting" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the third smallest stitched circle die from the "Stylish Dies" set. Dimensionals were added to the back. I set the circle and the hippo on the large circle for placement. When I saw where they looked the best, I removed the backing from the Dimensionals and set them in place. I added a tiny Melon Mambo heart to the word piece. 

I added dots of liquid glue to affix the die cut Melon Mambo and Mango Melody flowers. I colored in some small crystal rhinestones and added them to the flowers and a couple outside the flowered area.

This was a fun card to make. It kind of has a 60's look to it! This card can be used for several other occasions as well. 

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


Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Lovely & Lasting, Wonderful World, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

I'm not one for the fancy cut cards but now and then you just have to try it.  I found this layout from a card I had made a while back and I thought the busy Designer Series Paper from the "Wonderful World" 12" x 12" package would be perfect.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Polish Pink card stock. It's going to expire in May and I still have quite a bit in my package, so it was a win win for me today.  I cut the sheet of card stock on the 8-1/2" side so once it was cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  I folded it half. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

Next I cut off the top portion at 1-1/2" down and to the fold. Then I textured the front using the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder. If the piece were a bit larger that was cut off, I would have just textured the whole thing so I could use that strip. But it's too small so I just when this route.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was taped to the inside of the card. I cut a strip of the DSP 4" x 1-1/2" and I taped it to the top of the Basic White piece.

The DSP on the front was cut at 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" and the Polished Pink layer behind it was cut at 2-3/4" x 4". I taped the DSP to the card stock and then I glued that piece to the front of the card. I centered it and made sure I didn't have any glue above the area that would be exposed. If I had, the card would not open. And I was smart this time and opened up the card when I did the gluing (just in case!!!).  

The words are from the "Lovely & Lasting" set and were stamped using Polished Pink ink. The border around the words was from the same set and was stamped using Mossy Meadow ink. I punched the piece out using the matching punch. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

I just thought the front of the card could use something so I took some Baker's Twine and wrapped it in 3 different size circles and stuck them to the area where the center of the DSP piece using a glue dot. Then I set the word piece in place. I should have made the twine circles smaller but it is what it is.

This was a fun layout to play with and I didn't get the front glued to the back, so that's another win!!! LOL

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

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Wonderful World, Artistically Inked, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

I love the looks of this card. I found it on Pinterest but I changed it a lot. You can see the original card here. It's actually a bendy type card with a bellyband.  I did not want to make the card that way. I just wanted to make a simpler card. 

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 "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder.  I glued this to the front of the card. I like to use glue because with tape you might not get enough hold with all the gaps from the texture. Glue doesn't matter. Once it sets, it's on there!

Next I cut a 1" x 4" Basic White strip. Then I cut a 3/4" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Wonderful World" 12" x 12" package.  I glued the layered strip to the front of the card, centering it as much as I could. 

The larger floral piece is from the same package of DSP and it was cut at 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" and the Basic White layer behind it was cut at 2-3/4" x 3-3/4". I taped the two layers together.  I added Dimensionals to the back and centered it on the front of the card. 

Then the words piece was added. The words are from the "Artistically Inked" set and were stamped using Sweet Sorbet ink. I die cut it using the stitched ribbon die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I stamped the words off to the right so I had room on the left for the flower.

That flower was die cut using the second smallest stitched circle die from the same "Stylish Shapes" die set. The DSP flower came from the "Wonderful World" package. Dimensionals were added to the back of the circle and it was set in place on the front of the card. And the card was done.

Isn't it pretty?  I do like it done this way. But don't let this stop you from doing the bendy card with the bellyband.

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

Monday, August 01, 2022

Santa's Delivery, Penguin Place, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

This is one of my favorite layouts.  It is perfect for highlighting those tinier stamped images. This little penguin is from the "Santa's Delivery" set and here's how I made this card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Garden Green card stock. I cut the sheet in half on the shorter 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4" so when I was done cutting it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it on the score line. This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

The Basic White layer on top of the Garden Green card base measures 3-1/2" x 4-5/8". I taped that to the front of the card.

Next I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package. It was cut at 2-7/8" x 4".  And the Pear Pizzazz layer behind it was cut at 3" x 4-1/8".  

I took some removable tape and added a little bit where I thought the circle would be cut. I lined up the DSP on the card stock so it was even all around. Then I took the 1-1/4" circle punch (retired) and let the piece drop all the way to the bottom. I also lined up the sides (eyed it) so it looked equal on each side and I punched the circle.

Then I set the cardstock piece aside and put a scrap piece of copier paper behind the DSP and punched a ring using the 1-3/8" circle punch (retired). If you don't have these punches, you can use the circle dies. Some of them are a little larger and you can use a little bit larger image in it.  I may try that with some of the images I have that won't fit in this 1-1/4" circle area.  Anyway, I then taped the DSP to the Pear Pizzazz piece and set it aside.

I took a scrap piece of Basic White card stock, this piece needs to be at least 2" x 2", and I stamped the penguin from the "Santa's Delivery" set using black Memento ink. I colored it in with markers. I used Basic Gray for the body, Pumpkin Pie for the feet and beak, and Blushing Bride for the tongue.  

I also stamped the penguin on a piece of post it paper so I could make a mask. I set the mask over the colored penguin and with my Blending Brush, I scrubbed in some Pear Pizzazz ink.  I removed the mask (and saved it in the case for future use) and I added Dimensionals around the back of the circle on the Pear Pizzazz side. I affixed the penguin. Then I added more Dimensionals around the back on the Pear Pizzazz piece plus some tape to the back of the 2" x 2" piece and I set it in place on top of the large Basic White piece.

The words are from the "Penguin Place" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. I also punched out the Garden Green scalloped oval from the same punch. I taped the words to the scalloped piece and I set it in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

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

This was such a fun card to make and like I said, I love this layout. It's fun, quick, and easy to do! Plus you get to use those little images in your sets!

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