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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

Sunday, July 31, 2022

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

I still had the "Santa Express" Designer Series Paper (DSP) sitting out (I know that's no big surprise, I don't put things away right away!!) so I thought I'd make another card using that DSP. Here's what I came up with. I'm trying to find a quick and easy Christmas card to make for this year. I am cutting back on how many I sent out. At $.60 for a postage stamp, you have to start cutting back.

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 cut a 5-1/8" x 1-7/8" piece of the dotted DSP from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to a 5-1/4" x 2" piece of Poppy Parade card stock. Then I taped that to the bottom part of the card, leaving equal amounts of white showing on the bottom and two sides.

The Santa train image was die cut from a piece of DSP in the same "Santa Express" package.  

I cut a 2-7/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the layer behind the train. And a 3" x 2-3/4" piece of Poppy Parade was cut for the layer behind the Basic White piece. I taped the two together and then added the train using Dimensionals. Dimensionals were also added to the back of the piece and it was set aside.  Though I did lay it on top of the card to see where the words would go. 

I found the best place for the words were to the right of the card. I stamped them from the "Santa's Delivery" set using Poppy Parade ink. 

I thought the card needed something else so I looked at my ribbons and found some green trim and thought I'd just add it for sparkle and color. I was going to use gold but when I saw the green I thought I'd just use it. I took a glue dot to hold the trim together and I set it in the area where the train layers would be added. Once I adjusted it enough to where I liked it, I pressed down on it. Then the train piece was set on top and the card was done!

This was a very fun card to make and there's quite a few Santa's on a sheet plus you can stamp and die cut your own!

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

Saturday, July 30, 2022

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

Well, if this isn't festive looking!  I bought the "Santa's Delivery" bundle and the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and today I thought I'd play with them. And here's what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Poppy Parade. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the inside and I set it aside for later. I used to tape them in right away but if I ruined the front then I had to deal with the inside. So now if I ruin the front I can trim it down and use it on a Basic White layer and no  one will be the wiser!!! I cut two strips of the dotted DSP at1" x 5-1/4" And I cut two Garden Green strips at 1/2" x 5-1/4". The Basic White focal piece was cut at 3" x 5-1/4". 

I took my Pear Pizzazz marker and flicked on some splatter over the Basic White piece.

Next I die cut two images from the "Santa Express" DSP package. I added Dimensionals to the back. Then I set them on top of the focal piece for placement so I could see where the words would go.

The words are from the "Santa Delivery" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink.  Once the words were stamped I taped the Garden Green strips to the top and bottom edge, leaving about 1/4" showing.

I taped the dotted strips to the front of the card. One on the upper part and one on the lower. Then I taped the focal piece with the Garden Green strips attached to the front of the card.

The die cut images were set in place on the front of the card and the Basic White piece was added to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. I like how festive it looks. The bright cheery colors of Christmas!

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

Friday, July 29, 2022

Snowman Magic, Christmas Card, 2022 Stampin' Up! Fall Mini Catalog

When I saw this card I knew I just had to make it. I love the Balmy Blue color. It's a nice cool color and is very welcome during this hot month of July! I found this card on Pinterest but it didn't lead me to the card. I did get to the web site and I did look around a bit for the card but after a while I gave up and went about it on my own. So here's how I made the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock. This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at 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.

The circle is from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I used the second largest one on a piece of Basic White card stock. I stamped the words on it using the ones in the "Snowman Magic" set. What I love about the clear stamps is you can bend them. I bent them around the circle. The original card is a thank you card, I wanted a Christmas card, so I changed the words. 

The snowman was die cut from a piece of Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper. I stamped the face on. I set the piece in my Stamparatus because I knew I wouldn't get the face dark enough with the first stamping.  I colored the nose in using my Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. I was going to use a marker and then I remembered that the ink probably wouldn't dry on the glitter but I knew it would with the Blends pen. I set the snowman on the circle and took a pencil and marked where the arms should go. I stamped the arms using Early Espresso ink. Then I taped the snowman in place.

The hat was stamped with black Memento ink and the scarf was stamped with Balmy Blue ink. I die cut both using the matching dies. 

Next I stamped the bird using Balmy Blue ink. I wiped the ink off the beak and then colored it in with the Pumpkin Pie marker. I used a dot of glue to hold the bird in place. Glue was also used to set the scarf and hat in place.

The snowflake frame was die cut using Basic White card stock and foam strips were added to the back. I laid it on top of the DSP to see where the circle and frame would go. I taped the circle down and then the frame. And that was it.

This card did take a little bit of time to make. There's lots of pieces and "stuff" to do to make it. But it's SO worth it. It was fun and I'd love to make more.  I want to play with that frame some more too.

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

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Scary Cute, Halloween Card, 2022 Stampin' Up! Fall Mini Catalog

Today I decided I'd give the "Celebrate Everything" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) another try. I used the same DSP as yesterday but today I colored in the pumpkins. I used both light and dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pens. I colored every other pumpkin with light and the same for the dark. And dark Old Olive for the stems. I like the background SO much more, don't you? It's just what it needed.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock. I had started out using Basic White but ended up trimming it down as a layer, it was just too blah. The Basic Black made a big difference.

I cut a piece of the DSP at 3" x 3-1/2".  I colored in my pumpkins and layered it with a 3-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Old Olive. I taped the two layers together and then taped it to the bottom part of the card. 

The Basic White focal piece was cut at 2-1/8" x 2-5/8" and the Old Olive layer was cut at 2-3/8" x 2-7/8". The trick or treaters from the "Scary Cute" set were stamped using black Memento ink. I set it up in my Stamparatus so I could ink it up a couple more times to get a nice solid black image. I love that handy tool!! Then I stamped the words from the same set using Pumpkin Pie ink. I taped the two layers together. A moon was die cut using Daffodil Delight card stock and glued in place. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card and that was it. 

This was a very quick, easy, and fun card to make. I do like the pumpkins colored in SO much better. And it didn't take long either. I just scribbled over the area. The black background hid any coloring that went outside the lines. I could have been careful coloring but I knew I didn't need to. 

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Scary Cute, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Mini Catalog

This is not the card that was in my head. It came out on paper SO different!!  But it is what it is and you know I post the good, the bad, and the ugly!

So if you REALLY want to give this card a try, here's how I made it.  I started out with a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

Next I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the huge "Celebrate Everything" 12" x 12" package. There's 48 sheets of lots of occasions of paper in that pack. I thought the ghosts and pumpkins were cute and the strips are on the backside. The bottom piece was cut at 5" x 2" and a piece of Basic Black card stock was cut at 5-1/4" x 2-1/4" for the layer. Before I taped this piece to the bottom of the card I stamped the words from the "Scary Cute" stamp set using black Memento ink.

The ghosts and pumpkin piece was cut at 2-1/4" x 4" and a Crushed Curry piece of card stock was cut at 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" for the layer. I set this layer in place using Dimensionals.

The trick or treater is from the "Scary Cute" set and was stamped using black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it using the oval from the "Fabulous Frames" die set. Then I die cut another piece using Basic Black card stock. 

I colored in the sky using my Blending brush and Crushed Curry, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, and Old Olive ink pads. I stamped on the bats but only one of them made it plus the tips of another one, but it's still cute. I used scotch tape on the back of the oval and frame to hold them together. I could have fussy cut an oval just a bit larger than the Basic White one and glued or taped them to that but I didn't think of that until just now!  But the scotch tape worked so I'm not complaining.  I set the oval in place using Dimensionals on the bottom and tape on the upper part.  And the card was done!

It was fun but it's not what was in my head. Mostly the oval. It's too colorful for the DSP.  This DSP looks like it would be fun to color in the pumpkins too.  Maybe on a future card.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by to see my interesting Halloween card,
Wanda

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Merry Mice, Santa's Delivery, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Mini Catalog

I decided to take the next stamp set off my stack (and by the way, my stack is not all that tall) and I thought I'd stamp the little Christmas mouse from the "Merry Mice" set. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pacific Point card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White on the inside. I like to add it first so when I'm done working on the front I am done!

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Celebrate Everything" 12" x 12" package.  There's 48 sheets in this huge package of DSP. I taped it to the front of the card.

Next I stamped the mouse from the "Merry Mice" set using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock.  I colored him in using my Blending pen and markers. The jacket was colored in using Pacific Point. The scarf is Poppy Parade. The hat is Granny Apple Green. The body is Crumb Cake. And I did use Poppy Parade on the inside of the ear, the nose and the mouth. I made sure it was not very bright at all before I colored with it.

I die cut the piece using the 2-11/16" circle, it's the second largest from the "Layering Circles" die set.

I used my Blending brush to color in the sky with Pacific Point.

The ground was colored in using the Wink of Stella pen. I also to the pen and flicked the brush along the edge of the opening of the cap so it would splatter sparkle over the circle. 

Then I die cut a Pacific Point scalloped circle the next size larger for the layer. I taped the two circles together and added Dimensionals to the back.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped using Pacific Point card stock on a 2_ x 3/4" scrap piece of Basic White card stock. The Pacific Point card stock behind it was cut at 1-2/4" x 1". The two pieces were taped together and Dimensionals were added to the back. 

The circle and words were set on the front for placement. Once I saw where I thought they looked best I removed the backing and affixed them in place.  And the card was done.

Such a cute mouse! Such a fun Christmas card.  I'm not fond of making Christmas in July stuff. I don't even shop Christmas in July. So, if there's Christmas in July, does that mean we can have fireworks on December 4th???  LOL

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

Monday, July 25, 2022

Awash in Beauty, Flowering Flowers, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I was going to move onto another new stamp set but I saw this card and I had a scrap piece of "Awash in Beauty" Designer Series Paper (DSP) sitting on my worktable so I thought I'd make this card. There's no information on how to make it. There's no link to a blog to hunt down some information, so here's how I made this card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a piece of Merry Merlot card stock to measure 4" x 5-1/4" and I taped it to the front of the card base. 

Then I cut a piece of Basic White card stock that measured 3-3/4" x 5". I textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued this piece to the top of the Merry Merlot card stock.

Next I cut my DSP to measure 1-1/2" x 3-1/2". The green piece is the backside of the floral piece. And the Merry Merlot layers behind them measure 1-3/4" x 3-3/4". I taped the two layers together and then I set them in place on the front of the card. The green piece was set in place about 1/2" from the top edge of the card and 1/2" from the fold and the floral piece is 3/8" from the bottom of the card and 1-3/8" from the fold. I should have added two strips of card stock behind it for a little bit of height.  The piece kind of bends a bit on the right because of the two layers it's attached to on the left. 

The words are from the retired "Flowering Flowers" set. I was trying to find some larger long birthday words in my current sets but I didn't have any, so this was the best I could do. I stamped them using Merry Merlot card stock on a 3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Basic White card stock. I cut a 1" x 3" piece of Merry Merlot card stock for the layer. The words were taped to the Merry Merlot layer and was set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. The words are set 7/8" from the top and 3/8" from the right side. 

I had a few sequins left over from the "Noble Peacock" rhinestone package. I have quite a few of those left over.  If I didn't have those, I would have just colored some clear ones using my Blends pens. And the card was finished.

This was a very fun card to make and it was nice to use up some scraps!

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

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Scary Cute, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Mini Catalog

I found today's Halloween card on Pinterest. I'm trying to work through the stamp sets I recently got and the "Scary Cute" one was next in line.  There's some fun silhouettes in the set that I will be trying at sometime between now and Halloween. You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Black & White Designs" 12" x 12" package. I taped it on top of the card base.

Next I die cut the frame, house, bats and moon. I also die cut the larger bats and cat at the same time to save for another time. Why not? I had room on my piece of Basic Black card stock and those dies were just sitting there.  Only makes sense, right?  I also die cut a Basic White framed piece. The Basic Black framed piece was glued in place over the Basic White piece. Then I added the moon, the house, and then the bats. The piece was set in place using Dimensionals.

The "Halloween Happiness" words were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them with a die from the same "Scary Cute" bundle.  

I tied a bow using white Baker's Twine. I added a dot of glue to the DSP and set the bow in place. The words were set in place over the bow. I used a Dimensional on the left side and a little glue on the right side.

I had some black enamel dots so I thought I'd add them to the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun, quick, and easy card to make.

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

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Wonderful World, Color & Contour, Happiness Abounds, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

One of the blogs I like to follow is "Claire Daly Creates".  She is very talented and has some really pretty cards. I have copied many of her cards. I've watched some of her videos too. She's from Australia and I LOVE her accent!!! LOL So not only is she talented but she's fun to listen to!  Today's card is one of hers. You can see the original card here. And here's how I made it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Pear Pizzazz card stock. The sheet of card stock was cut on the 8-1/2" side so once cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it in half. A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside.

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Wonderful World" 12" x 12" package. On the original card was cut at 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".  I didn't want to cut my DSP at 4-1/8" because it would limit me on measurements for future cards. You can cut the sheet at 4" across the top and get 3 strips. Cutting each strip at 6" and you have 6 pieces of DSP.  If I cut the one at 4-1/8" it only allows me to get 4 pieces that would work for a full background. SO I just went with what I thought was more economically feasible for me. But it did create a problem in making the card, I still went with it. 

SO, I taped the DSP to the front of the card.

Then I stamped the flower from the "Wonderful World" stamp set. I love it that the stamp set and DSP are named the same. It makes it easier to know what set it goes best with.  I used Orchid Oasis ink to stamp the flower on a piece of Basic White card stock.  I didn't have the watercolor paper that was used in the original card so I went a different rout. I took my Orchid Oasis ink pad and my blending brush and scrubbed on some in over the flower. It was the best substitute I could think of. Then I die cut the piece using the second largest scalloped die from the "Color & Contour" bundle. I set it on top of the card front using Dimensionals. 

The words are from the "Happiness Abounds" set and were stamped using Versa Mark on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock. I sprinkled white embossing powder over the words and heat set them. That strip measures 5/8" x 3-1/2". 

A Linen Thread bow was tied and set in place on the front of the card using a dot of mono glue. Two strands of linen were used to make the bow. Then the words were set in place over the bow using Dimensionals. I made sure that no Dimensional was on top of the bow or my word piece would stick up too much in one spot.  I had to move my Dimensional because I didn't eye it right!! LOL  But if you don't press them down in place right away the are easier to move.

I thought the card needed a little bling so I added 3 crystal rhinestones. I didn't add the two ribbon pieces under the scalloped piece, mostly because of the size of my DSP threw off the placement of the scalloped piece. I had the one piece of DSP but I didn't have the vellum stuff. And I didn't have the torn vellum piece for under the words and bow. So I just made do with what I had and this is how my card turned out.  It's okay if you don't compare them.

It was a fun card to make and Claire's site is a fun one to look at!! It went together pretty fast and it was easy enough to do. 

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

Friday, July 22, 2022

Best Witches, Halloween Card, 2022 Stampin' Up! Fall Catalog

Now for something completely different.  I still want to play with the hippos set but I thought I'd just take one of the new sets off the pile and play with it. I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. The original image is on top of a candy box. There's directions there for the box.

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 Granny Apple Green card stock for the first layer, it was taped to the card base. Then a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series paper from the Brights Collection 6" x 6" stack was taped on top of that. 

I used the third largest stitched rectangle from the "Rectangle Stitched" framelets die set on a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock.

Then the fourth largest die was used to cut the Basic White piece and a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock. 

The witch was stamped on the Basic White piece and colored in using my Blender pen and ink pads. I used Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Gorgeous Grape.

The Pumpkin Pie piece was cut from a 1-1/4" x 3" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock that was die cut using the same size die as the Basic White piece. And the top edge was scalloped using the die from the "Color & Contour" bundle.  Had I known the ribbon would be covering up my piece I wouldn't have used the scalloped die. It's hiding under the ribbon. I taped the Pumpkin Pie piece to the bottom of the Basic White piece. The two stitched rectangles were taped together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on top of the DSP that is on the card base

Next I added the ribbon. I cut it 4" long and taped the ends behind the piece. I tied a bow and glued it to the side of the ribbon.

The frog was set in place using a Dimensional. I added some Wink of Stella to the frog, the flames and the bubbles and the card was done. 

This was a fun card to make. I'm really not ready for Halloween stuff yet but I want to play with my new stuff.

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

Thursday, July 21, 2022

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

I found today's card on Pinterest. I was going to be working on a card using one of the newer sets I got but when I ran across this one I just couldn't help myself.  You can see the original card here. The link there doesn't lead to any instructions or measurements so here's how I made the card.

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

I cut a piece of Melon Mambo at 4" x 5-1/4".

A piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Hues of Happiness" measures 3-3/4" x 3-1/4".  And I cut a piece for the top (which is the backside of the floral piece) at 3-3/4" x 2".  I taped the top piece down first and then the bottom piece. The bottom piece will overlap the top piece a bit. I just lined up the top and side edges for the top piece and the bottom and side edges for the bottom piece. 

I cut a 1/2" x 4" piece of Basic White card stock to stamp the words from the "Happiness Abounds" set. Melon Mambo ink was used there. A 3/4" x 4" piece of Melon Mambo card stock was cut for the layer behind the words. The words were taped to the strip and the strip was taped to the front of the card about 1-5/8" down from the top of the card base.

A flower from the "Hues of Happiness" DSP was die cut and set in place using Dimensionals.

Two crystal rhinestones were colored using the dark Melon Mambo Blends pen and the card was done.

This is a very quick, easy, fun, and pretty card to make. I think it will make a lovely wedding card but changing the words it can be used for many other occasions.

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


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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

It's not a hippo card, is it?  LOL  I promised you I'd make something other than a hippo card but there's another one I want to make in a day or two!!! But for today I had run across this card and thought I'd give it a try. I did make a little change to the front. You can see the original card here

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

I textured the front of the card using the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder. I thought that area needed something. 

I cut the Designer Series Paper from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" package at 2-3/4" x 4".  I taped it to a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock that was cut at 2-7/8" x 4-1/8".  I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the front of the card.

Then I stamped the words from the "Happiness Abounds" set using Gorgeous Grape ink. They were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock that measured 3-3/8" x 3/4".  My words are kind of crooked because my stamp is a bit misshaped. I put it back in the stamp case aligning it up with the printed words there.  Hopefully it gets it's natural shape back. I have no idea what happened there. Anyway, I taped the words in place on top of the DSP. The right side hangs over about 1/4".

On the inside a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added.  At the bottom a 3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP was added and just above that is a 1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Fresh Freesia card stock. And that was it, the card was done.

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

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


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Hippiest Hippos, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Sale-a-Bration

I know, I was going to move on and play with a different set but when I saw this card I thought I should give it a try. The original card looks like it was made using the inside of envelope flaps. I didn't have those envelopes so I thought I'd just fake it. There were no instructions linked to the image so I winged the whole card. You can see the original card here

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

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the Regals  6" x 6" stack, it's Cherry Cobbler. I cut it on the corners and had to trim it up a bit because I wasn't straight. The piece measures 5-1/2" across the long edge. The sides are 4" and from the long edge to the point it's 2-7/8". After cutting the DSP I taped the piece to the corner of a piece of Basic White card stock. I left about 1/8" edge. I had to trim one side and the long side. The long side is the same as the DSP, there's no white edge showing. Then repeat this for the bottom piece.

Tape the bottom piece down first and then the top piece. 

Next I stamped the hippo from the "Happiest Hippos" set using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I colored in her body using my Blender Pen and Smoky Slate ink. The tutu and shoes were colored in using my light Cherry Cobbler Blends pen.

I die cut a Basic White circle using the third largest scalloped circle from the "Layering Circles" die set. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was centered on the front of the card.

Then the hippo was added using Dimensionals.

The words were done on my computer. I was looking in my sets for a "thank you" that would fit in the smallest circle die from the "Layering Circles" die set but no luck. I used the font "Cheddar Salad" and the font size is 28.  Just in case you want to type out your own. I printed it out on Basic White card stock and then die cut it. A Dimensional was added on the left side and tape to the right side and then the piece was set in place on top of the scalloped circle.

Those cute little flowers are made using one of the dies in the matching die set and Blushing Bride card stock. A dot of glue was placed on the scalloped circle and the flowers were set in place. A crystal rhinestone was set in the center of each flower and the card was done.

I think it's adorable and I'm glad I decided to make it. Now for tomorrow I won't use the hippo set!!! I promise!!!

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

Monday, July 18, 2022

Hippiest Hippos, Artistically Inked, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Sale-a-Bration

Today I thought I'd play with the "Hippiest Hippos" set one more time before I move on to something else. I just think they are SO darn cute but they will still be cute in a week or so too!!! LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I took a 1/4 sheet of Starry Night card stock and textured it using the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder. I glued it to the card base.

Then I cut a piece of Basic White card stock at an angle on the left and right side. Mark the left side 4" down. Mark the top edge at 4".   Make a mark about 5/8" up from the bottom and about 3" from the left side. Cut the left side from the 4". Set it up in your paper cutter and cut a straight line from that left mark to the bottom mark. Repeat for the top mark.

I used a mask from the "Artistic Mix" decorative masks set and scrubbed on some Tahitian Tide ink using a Blending Brush. 

The hippo from the "Hippiest Hippos" set was stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I colored it in using Smoky Slate ink and my Blender pen. I added a little Sweet Sorbet ink to the nostrils. The flower was colored in using Tahitian Tide ink and the leaf on the stem was colored in using Pear Pizzazz ink. I added a little Wink of Stella to the flower for some additional bling. Dimensionals were added to the back of the hippo and I set it aside.

I took a scrap piece of Tahitian Tide card stock and die cut the tag from the "Designer Tags" set. I had just gotten this set and thought I should use it. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card. I did move it after the pick because it is a bit crooked. Then the hippo was added.

The card looked like it still needed something so I added a few rhinestones and the card was done.

This was a very fun and easy card to make and it's got a fun background too.

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

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Happiest Hippos, Lovely & Lasting, Birthday Card, 2022 Stampin' Up! Fall Sale-a-Bration

I have been having fun playing with the "Happiest Hippos" set. Here's another card I came up with.

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 cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Tahitian Tide Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the in-colors 6" x 6" stack. I folded the left side up two inches from the top and it ended up being folded up on the right side at 1/4". Part of the corner went over the right edge so I just trimmed it off. I taped the fold shut.  Then I taped the DSP to the front of the card.

The hippo from the "Happiest Hippos" set was stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut her out and then I colored her. I used Tahitian Tide ink and my Blender pen. I didn't have the markers or Blends pens but I still have my Blender pen. And since I still had the pen out I just colored in the hippo using the Smoky Slate ink pad. I lightly added a touch of Polished Pink ink to the nostrils and mouth. 

There are a lot of cute accessories in the die set. I love this little umbrella. I die cut one using a scrap piece of the DSP and another one using Early Espresso card stock. I only kept the handle of the Early Espresso piece. I glued it to the handle of the DSP piece and then I glued the umbrella to the hippo's hand. I set it aside to dry.

In the meantime I die cut the tag from the "Tailor Made Tags" die set. I used the second largest tag with the "clipped" corners. I scrubbed on some Tahitian Tide ink using my Blending Brush. Dimensionals were added to the back. I didn't affix the piece but I did set it on top of the card to see where the words would go.

The words are from the "Lovely & Lasting" set and were stamped using Tahitian Tide ink. 

Next I affixed the tag and then the hippo on top.  I tied a white bow and glued it in place and the card was finished.

This was a fun card to make and I REALLY like this layout.  I think I should have used the striped DSP for the umbrella instead of the flowers.  But it's still cute.

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

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Wonderful World, Celebrating You, Anniversary Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Sale-a-Bration

I found this fun card online and thought I'd give it a try. I was looking to make an anniversary card and here's how I did it.

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

I cut a piece of DSP from the "Wonderful World" 12" x 12" package. The piece measures 4" x 3-3/4". I taped it to the upper part of the card.

Then I took a 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Basic White and stamped the flower from the "Wonderful World" set. I used my Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz markers to color it in. 

A 2-1/2" x 4-5/8" piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock was cut for the layer. I used the scalloped die from the "Basic Borders" die set to trim the bottom slightly. Meaning I didn't take much off to create the scallop. I tied a piece of white Baker's Twine around the bottom part and tied a bow. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place in the upper right corner.

The words are from the "Celebrating You" set and were stamped using Rich Razzleberry ink. I was going to fussy cut around them like I had seen in the original card but my words were pretty much squared off so I just cut them on the paper cutter. They measure 1/2" x 2-1/4". And the Rich Razzleberry layer behind it is cut at 3/4" x 2-1/2". The words were taped to the layer and a Dimensional was added to the left side and tape to the right. The piece was set in place on the front of the card.

A few sequins were added too. One on each flower and one to the bottom area beneath the words.

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

This was a super quick and easy card to make.

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

Friday, July 15, 2022

Wonderful World, Pansy Patch, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! Fall Sale-a-Bration

Today's card is a pretty simple one. It was easy and fun to make too.

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 Melon Mambo card stock for the layer. On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Wonderful World" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the Melon Mambo piece. Then that was taped to the front of the card. 

Next I took a 5" x 1" strip of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder. I cut a 5" x 1-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo card stock for the layer. I taped the two pieces together and then taped them on top of the DSP. I centered the strip as much as I could without measuring.

The flower is from the "Wonderful World" set and I used markers to color it in. Melon Mambo for the flower and Garden Green for the leaves and stem. I die cut it using the 2-1/8" round die from the "Layering Circle" die set. I also die cut a scalloped circle for the layer using the 2-9/16" die. For a short cut here, I used the 4th largest circle die and the 3rd largest scalloped die. I could have cut the scallop from the larger layer but I had some scraps to use up or I would have. 

The words are from the "Pansy Patch" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them using the "Double Oval" punch. I punched the scalloped oval using the same punch and a scrap piece of Melon Mambo card stock. I taped those two layers together. 

Before I affixed the circle and oval with Dimensionals, I added some gold cord to the card for a bit of color and texture. I didn't quite get the cord even on both sides but when I do stuff like that I just say, "it's a handmade card" and leave it at that!!  Once the cord was down I set the large circle in place and then the oval one. I used both tape and Dimensionals on that one.  I had an enamel dot that matched so I added that to the flower piece. And the card was done.

I told you it was a quick and easy card to make.

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