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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Dainty Delight, Beautifully Happy, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm glad you found your way here. Today I have a new image to show you. I would like to say that I put the other sets away so I could play with this one but we all know I rarely put anything away!! LOL Today's card was made using the "Dainty Delights" set and here's how it was made.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the inside and one for the outside.

Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Dainty Flowers" 12" x 12" package. There's a lot of pretty papers in that package. The one on the backside of this has beautiful flowers on it that can be taped to the front of a card base, add some words and it's done! I may give that one a try later in the week. 

I stamped the flower from the "Dainty Delight" bundle using black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I used the matching die to cut it out. Then I colored it using my Blends pens. I used the following in light only, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, and Highland Heather. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

Next I cut a 2-3/8" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock. I took my Blending Brush and scrubbed on some Balmy Blue ink. Then I cut a 2-5/8" x 4-1/2" piece of Old Olive for the layer. I taped the two pieces together. Then I added Dimensionals to the back and I set it in place on the front of the card about 1/2" from the top and bottom edges and 1/2" from the fold. 

The words are from the "Beautifully Happy" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. I took a scrap piece of Old Olive and punched the scalloped oval piece from the same punch. I taped the words to the scalloped piece.

Then the flowers were set in place using Dimensionals and the word piece was added using Dimensionals to the right side and a bit of tape to the left side.

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

I do like how it turned out and it has such a spring feel. It's a whopping 15 degrees (above zero) here and the thought of spring flowers is SO inviting!

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Enjoy the Rhythm, Teen Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy you came to see today's card. I thought I would play with a new set. The "Enjoy the Rhythm" set. I wanted to have a set that would be good for teens and especially boys. There's so many floral cards that lean towards females so I thought I'd get a set that would cover all three, females, males and teens!! Plus I think it would be great Father's Day or dad's birthday card as well. Read further to see how I made this 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 stamped the background using the musical notes from the set and Balmy Blue ink. I stamped off once and then stamped twice on the card before I inked up and stamped off again. 

The Designner Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" package. I cut a 5-1/4" x 1-1/2" piece and a 5-1/2" x 1-3/4" piece of Balmy Blue for the layer. I taped the two pieces together

I stamped the guitar from the "Enjoy the Rhythm" set using black Memento ink and I die cut it using the second largest die in the group of four dies in the "Rectangle Stitched" framelets set. I cut a Balmy Blue layer that measured 1-1/2" x 3-1/2".  I taped the two pieces together.

Next I stamped the words from the same set using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the second smallest circle die from the "Layering Circles" set. And I used the second smallest scalloped circle for the layer behind it, cutting it from a scrap of Balmy Blue card stock.

I was now ready to assemble my card.

The DSP strip was taped to the right side of the card. Something I don't usually do, my strips seem to go to the left but today I thought I would change it up. It's about 5/8" from the side edge.

Then I set the guitar piece in place using Dimensionals. It's about 1" from the fold and about 1" from the top and the bottom of the card.

Dimensionals were added to the right side of the word piece and double-sided tape to the left and that piece was set in place on top of the guitar piece.  And the card was done.

I had second thoughts about this set after I saw it in my order but now that I've looked at it closer I can see a lot of possibilities with it. This was a fun and quick card to make.

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

Monday, January 30, 2023

Adorable Owls, Sentimental Park, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello there! I'm happy to see you here. I have an adorable card I found in my email that I just had to make. I think it's the colors of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) that drew me to this card. I did make a few little changes. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Fresh Freesia. I'm running low on that color but it's going to retire in a few months so I am not going to reorder and I'm going to try hard to use up what I have.  That would be a first!!!  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Petal Pink was cut for the layer and the DSP is from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" package and it was cut at 3-3/4" x 5".  Before taping the layers together I die cut the scalloped circle from the center of the Petal Pink piece first. I used the second largest scalloped circle in the "Layering Circles" die set. 

The strip of DSP is from the same package and is cut at 3-3/4" x 2". 

The stitched circle was die cut using the second largest circle in the "Stylish Shapes" die set using a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I used the Blending Brush and scrubbed on some Fresh Freesia ink.

The owl was stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I colored it in using my Blends Pens. I used Petal pink for the face and belly. Light Soft Suede for the body. Light Pumpkin Pie for the beak and feet. Light Balmy Blue for the eyes. And I used my Blender Pen and Fresh Freesia ink pad for the bow tie. I didn't buy the in-colors Blends Pens so I used the ink pad instead. The owl was then fussy cut and Dimensionals were added to the back.

The words are from the "Sentimental Park" set and were stamped using Fresh Freesia ink. I cut them on the paper cutter but didn't do that great of a job. I'm so spoiled by using dies and punches.  But it is what it is and if you don't look too close you won't notice it! I added Dimensionals behind the word pieces.

Now to assemble the card I taped the Petal Pink to the card base and then the DSP on top of that. The strip of DSP was added next. 

I taped the two circles together and added Dimensionals to the back. Then I set that in place on the front of the card. The owl was placed in the center and the words were added to the two corners. 

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

Isn't it pretty?  I think you will agree that it's the colors that are drawing you to the card!

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

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Very Best Occasions, Country Floral Lane, Valentine's Day or Anniversary Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello there! So glad you could make it here. I have a fun layout I found on the internet but I didn't bookmark where I was and now I can't find it to give the person credit for it. So if you know who's layout this is, please let me know so I can give them credit. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the top layer.

The rectangle is from the "Stitched Framelits" die set. I used the second longest one in the group of four in that set. Then I cut a scrap piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Country Floral Lane" 12" x 12"package. It measured 1-1/8" x 3-1/8".  I cut it on the right side of the 1/8" mark to make it just a hair shorter. The DSP was taped to the stitched rectangle piece.

Then the circle was die cut using the second and third smallest circle dies in the "Stylish Shapes" die set. 

The cute little hart and leaves were fussy cut from a piece of DSP in the same "Country Floral Lane" package. 

And the words are from the "Very Best Occasions" and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink.

To assemble the card I taped the DSP strip to the rectangle piece. Dimensionals were added behind it and it was set in place on the front of the card.

The circle was added next using Dimensionals on the left side and a bit of glue on the right. Then the heart and little fussy cut leaves were glued in place.

The piece was then set on top of the card base using Dimensionals and the card was done.

I really like this layout. It was fun, quick and easy too!

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

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Beautifully Happy, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy you are here today. I have a fun, pretty and quick card to share with you. I got it in an email and I clicked on the link. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Highland Heather card stock. The card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

A 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic Black was cut for the layer. and a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White was cut for the focal piece. I also cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the inside.

The "Beautifully Happy" stamp set pretty much does the work for you. I stamped the flower outline and the words at the same time using black Memento ink.

Then I stamped the leaves using two stamps in the set and Granny Apple Green ink.

Next the flowers were stamped using Highland Heather ink. And that was it for stamping. Impressive, isn't it?

Then I taped the focal piece to the front of the card and the other Basic White piece was taped to the inside and the card was done. I think it took me longer to type up this post than it did to make the card. And that included cleaning the stamps and putting them back in their container!

This was fun to make and I think I will set up my Stamparatus to make more for other occasions. I didn't add the embellishments because I wanted to mail the card and didn't want to spend the extra money to send it.  I may add something in the open areas but just as it is it's still pretty!!

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

Friday, January 27, 2023

Sentimental Park, Country Floral Lane, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello, so happy to see you are here today! I have a fun card that can be used as a Valentine's Day card, a Mother's Day card, a Birthday card, a Wedding or Anniversary card and of course the Thank You card that I made today. It's a fun and quick card to make.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Petal Pink card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Country Floral Lane" 12" x 12" package and the top piece was cut at 3-1/2" x 4" and the bottom piece was cut at 1-3/4" x 4". You can cut it however you'd like, just make sure the two pieces equal 5-1/4" x 4".  

I cut a 3/4" x 4" piece of Poppy Parade card stock for the strip to cover where the two pieces of DSP meet. I taped the DSP to the front of the card and the strip was taped over the are where the two pieces meet.

I die cut a stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" using the third largest one on a piece of Petal Pink card stock and one on a piece of Basic White card stock.

The words are from the "Sentimental Park" set and were stamped using Petal Pink on the "thinking of" and Poppy Parade on the "YOU".  

The heart and leaf were fussy cut from a piece of DSP from the same "Country Floral Lane" package. 

To assemble the circles, I set the Petal Pink one on first. The leaf was glued to the heart and then it was put in place on the circle using Dimensionals.

The Basic White circle was added using tape behind the "th" of thinking and Dimensionals were added to the rest of the circle. It was set in place on the front of the card.

I had some sequins from another project so I thought I'd use them on my card. I added 5 of them to give the card a little bling but not too much. I took the picture before the glue dried on the sequins but it did work out fine because you can see where they are better!

This was a quick and fun card to make. That DSP is very fun to work with.

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

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Playing in the Rain, Petal Park, Beautifully Happy, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Good day to you! I am happy you are here!  The other day I had made a card using the "Petal Park" bundle and I thought I would make 3 of them but after making the one I set the other two pieces aside. I had everything stamped and cut out but I hadn't put them together. You can see that card here.  So today when I was looking at my messy worktable I saw the card front with the pieces sitting on top of it. I did use removable tape to hold the pieces in place so I wouldn't lose them but still, they weren't put together. SO when I saw the cute turtle from the "Playing in the Rain" set I thought it would look cute on top of those flowers. And that's how I came up with today's card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue. Before taping it down I die cut the scalloped circle from the "Layering Layers" die set. 

Next I taped the "Petal Park" piece I had stamped the other day. It measured 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped that to the Balmy Blue piece and then that was taped to the front of the card. I stamped the words from the "Beautifully Happy" set using Granny Apple Green ink.

I die cut a stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set and scrubbed on some Balmy Blue ink using my Blending Brush.  Then I taped that circle to the scalloped circle. I set the circles in place using Dimensionals. 

The turtle is from the "Playing in the Rain" set and was stamped using black Memento ink. Then I colored it in using Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Old Olive Blends Pens. I fussy cut him out and set it on top of the circles using Dimensionals.

I used a regular paper punch and punched out 4 circles of Daffodil Delight for the center of the flowers and the card was done.

I think it turned out well and it was nice to use that "Petal Park" piece in a different way.

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Very Best Occasions, Country Floral Lane, Valentine's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm glad you are stopping in to see today's Valentine's Day card. Though it could be used for other occasions, such as friendship or with different wording, an anniversary or thinking of you card. 

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

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock. Then I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Country Floral Lane" 12" x 12" package at 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" and I taped it to the Basic White piece. And then I taped that to the front of the card base.

The DSP strip was cut at 4-7/8" x 1" and the Poppy Parade layer behind it was cut at 4-7/8" x 1-1/8". I taped the two pieces together and then taped that to the front of the card about 1-3/4" from the fold.

The words are from the "Very Best Occasions" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them with the 4th largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I made sure I had the words lower on the circle so I could add the hearts. 

I had to fussy cut the hearts and leaves from the "Country Floral Lane" DSP package because I forgot to order the punch. I glued the flowers in place on the circle. Dimensionals were added to the back of the circle and it was set in place a little off center. I just eyed it until I thought it looked good.

This was a fun card to make, even with the fussy cutting.

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Beautifully Happy, Color & Contour, Country Floral Lane, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy you are here. I have a pretty card for you (that does not have an owl on it today!! LOL) I saw this card on Pinterest and I thought I would give it a try. I knew I didn't have all of the elements to make this card so I did my best to make it with what I had. 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 cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Country Floral Lane" 12' x 12" package. I taped it to the front of the card.

Then I took a small piece of Real Red card stock and die cut a scalloped rectangle using the die from the "Color & Contour" bundle. I taped that on top of the DSP.

A 3-7/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the focal layer. The cute hearts and flower border strip was cut from a piece of DSP in the same package. It was cut at 3-7/8" long and 7/8" wide. The layer behind it is another piece of DSP from the same package and was cut at 3-7/8" x 1-1/8". I taped the two layers together and that was then taped to the focal piece about 1/4" from the bottom edge of that piece.

The words are from the "Beautifully Happy" set and were stamped using Balmy Blue ink. 

I did not have the punch that goes with the DSP sheet full of hearts and leaves so I had to fussy cut mine. I really didn't mind because they are all smooth edges and easy to cut. Once they were cut I set the heart in place using Dimensionals and the leaves were set in place using a dot of glue at the bottom tip of the heart and a Dimensional at the upper part of the leaf. 

I also didn't have the pretty sequins that were used on the original card but I had some retired sequins and I colored them using my dark Balmy Blue Blends Pen. I glued them in place and the card was done.

The card turned out rather well, I am pleased that I was able to make it with what I have.

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

Monday, January 23, 2023

Adorable Owls. Playing in the Rain, Valentine's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Good day to you! I'm very happy you found your way to my blog. I found a card on Pinterest that I thought I'd make and share with you. I did change it a bit due to supplies on hand. You can see the original card here

What drew me to this card was the stenciled background. I remembered I had purchased those stencils but hadn't used them yet. SO it was a perfect find for me. The stencils are from the "Artistic Mix Decorative Masks" set.

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

I took the stencil and taped the upper left and bottom right corners down on the front of my card. I used post it tape, you don't want anything that will ruin your card base.  Then I took my Blending Brush and Real Red ink and scrubbed it on, trying to keep most of it in the middle. I always start where no one will see it. Here it's the middle so I started there and worked my way outward.

Next I stamped the owl from the "Adorable Owls" set using Black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it using the second largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. Then I die cut a Real Red scalloped circle using the die from the "Layering Circles" set that was just a bit larger than the stitched circle. 

Then I colored in the owl. I used my Blends pens for this. Light Pumpkin Pie was used for the feet and beak. The top of the head and wings were colored in using light Soft Suede and the face and outer part of the belly was colored in using light Crumb Cake. The eyes were colored in using both light and dark Balmy Blue and the bow tie was colored in using both light and dark Real Red. The original card make a bit of shading around the owl. I liked that but I forgot to add it to my card. I will see if I can do it later. Dimensionals were added behind the circles and they were set aside.

The words are from the "Playing in the Rain" set and were stamped using Real Red ink. 

The circle piece was then set in place. I didn't have the hearts that were used on the original card so I took some hearts I had saved from using the "Framed Florets" oval die with hearts all around the oval. Yes, I am one who doesn't throw stuff away.  My workroom is full and I hate to get rid of stuff because I may need it.  I glued those tiny hearts all over the card. They were Real Red and Flirty Flamingo. And when I was done with that, the card was complete (other than the light gray under and around the owl).

This was a fun card to make and I really did like stenciling, I had not done any in years.

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

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Adorable Owls. Sentimental Park, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Good day to you! I'm so happy you found your way to my blog today. I have a fun owl card for you. I just can't seem to get enough of these cute little owls. The "Adorable Owls" set has 3 cute lows in different poses. Today I used the flying one.

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

A 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the large layer. Dimensionals were added to the back and set in place on the front of the card. 

I cut a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the front of the card about 1/4" from the top and left side of the Basic White layer.

The owl was stamped using black memento ink and was colored in using Blends pens. I used both light and dark Balmy Blue and light Mango Melody. Then I fussy cut it out. He sat on a 2" x 2-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock with a 2-1/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana for the back layer. The layers were taped together and the owl was set on top using Dimensionals. Then the piece was set on the card using Dimensionals. It sits about 1/4" from the bottom and right side of the Basic White layer.

The words are from the "Sentimental Park" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. Then punched out using the Dual punch. I took my Coastal Cabana marker and ran the edge along the belly part of the marker. This is a regular marker, not the Blends pen. The word piece was set in place using Dimensionals.

Then I added a few sequins to give it some sparkle and the card was done.

It was fun to make and I think these owls are just too adorable.

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

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Beautifully Happy, Country Floral Lane, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello there! I'm so glad you stopped in. I found a very pretty card on Pinterest to share with you. You can see the original card here. I found an error in the measurements so I will tell you how I made the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue 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 Basic White for the inside and I taped it in place.

For the front you will be doing a lot of cutting. I'll start at the base and work my way to the top. 

The Petal Pink card stock was cut at 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" and the Balmy Blue piece on top of that was cut at 4" x 5-1/4". I taped those tow layers together. Then I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the front of the card.

The next long layer was cut at 4-7/8" x 2-3/8" (Petal Pink card stock) and the hearts Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Country Floral Lane" 12" x 12" package was cut at 4-3/4" x 2-1/4". I taped those two layers together. Then I taped them to the front of the card. I centered it as much as I could without using a ruler. 

Then the blue striped layers piece was cut. The Petal Pink piece was cut at 2-3/4" x 3-5/8" and the DSP was cut at 2-5/8" x 3-1/2". I taped those two pieces together and I taped it to the front of the card.

And the final layer was cut at 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" (Petal Pink) and the DSP was cut at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4". I taped those two pieces together. 

I die cut the second smallest stitched circle in the "Stylish Shapes" die set using Balmy Blue card stock. 

And the heart was to be punched using the matching punch that goes with the "Country Floral Lane" DSP and stamp set. But I didn't buy the punch, so I had to fussy cut one from the DSP and then trace it on the Petal Pink card stock and fussy cut that one.  

The words are from the "Beautifully Happy" set using black Memento ink on a 1-3/4" x 1/2" piece of Basic White card stock. I taped the piece to the heart and then I trimmed the left side to match the shape of the heart.

The circle was added using Dimensionals and then the heart was added using more Dimensionals.

I was a bit surprised at how heavy this card feels. I didn't weigh it but I'm guessing it will cost the regular postage price, plus the over 1/4" thickness price and the over 1 oz price.  I think this would be one I'd hand deliver or put on top of the gift.  It's a pretty card but I don't see myself making another one. It had a lot of pieces plus it's not very economical to mail.

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


Friday, January 20, 2023

Adorable Owls, Framed Florets, Art Gallery, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Good day! I am so happy you found your way to my blog today. I found this card on Pinterest and it was the colors that pulled me in and I just knew I had to give it a try. You can see the original card here

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

I cut a 4-1/8"x 5-3/8" piece of Balmy Blue card stock and taped it to the card base.

Next I cut a piece of Basic White card stock at 4-3/8" x 3-1/8" and another piece at 4-1/4" x 3". The second piece I textured using a retired wood background embossing folder. I didn't have a current one so I just used what I had. I taped the two Basic White pieces together.

Then I cut a Balmy Blue piece at 3-3/4" x 2-5/8" and a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" package to tape on top of it that measured 3-1/4" x 2-1/2". 

I took a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and stamped the owl from the "Adorable Owls" set using black Memento ink. Make sure your piece is large enough to die cut the oval from the "Framed Florets" die set. I miss having an oval die set but this will do.

The scalloped edge is from a die from the "Framed Florets" bundle. I die cut it from a scrap piece of Balmy Blue card stock.

With the Basic White pieces taped together, I taped them to the front of the card, centering it by eyeing it.

Then I took the Balmy Blue layers piece and taped a piece of ribbon around it and use scotch tape to hold the ends on the back. I tied a bow and set it aside. I glued the lacy strip to the bottom of the piece.

The owl was colored in using Blends pens. I used both light and dark Balmy Blue. Light Pumpkin Pie, light Soft Suede and Light Crumb Cake.  I added Dimensionals to the back.

With the glue pretty much set on the lacy piece, I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card. I lined up the right, left and top of the piece onto the textured piece.

Then the owl oval was added and the bow was glued on.

I thought the card should have some words so I stamped the words from the "Art Gallery" set using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I was too lazy to cut the words so I used a retired punch. I added Dimensionals to the back and set the words in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun card. It had a lot of pieces to it but it went together pretty fast.

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



Thursday, January 19, 2023

Petal Park, Go To Greetings, Just a Note Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello there! I'm glad you popped in today. I have a pretty card I found on Pinterest. You can see the original one here. I made a couple minor changes. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue 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 for the inside and one for the front. And then I cut another piece at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" for the top focal piece.

The first thing I did was I stamped the background from the "Petal Park" set using Granny Apple Green for the leaves piece. Then I colored them in using the Granny Apple Green light Blends pen.

Then the cluster of three flowers were stamped using So Saffron ink, one above and one on the bottom area.

Next the flowers were stamped using So Saffron ink and Balmy Blue ink. Now the fun thing about this set is that it has a matching punch. But did I buy the punch? No, I forgot to add that to my order. SO I fussy cut the flowers UGH!! But good news, I survived it! LOL No one likes fussy cutting but to make a pretty card sometimes you just have to. The smaller flowers had a Dimensional added to the back.

The words are from the "Go To Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a 1-3/4" x 5/8" piece of Basic White card stock. And then a Balmy Blue layer was cut at 1-7/8" x 3/4". The words were taped to it and Dimensionals were added to the back. The piece was set aside.

The card is now ready to assemble. I taped the two larger flowers in place. Then the smaller ones were added. Make sure you leave enough room for the word piece between the two smaller flowers.

I didn't have the embellishments that were on the original card so I colored some crystal rhinestones with my matching Blends pens.  

I taped the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock on the inside and the card was done.

This was such a fun card to make, even with the fussy cutting. I do like how it turned out.  I think this card could work for a number of other occasions.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's just a note/friendship card,
Wanda

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Go To Greetings, Dandy Designs, Just a Note, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy you stopped in today. I have a quick and easy card for you to make today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock. My card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla and textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I set this piece in place using Dimensionals.

Next I fussy cut the oval flower wreath from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) package. I stamped the words from the "Go To Greetings" set using black Memento ink. Then I glued the flower piece to the front of the card and that was it. I think it took me longer to take the photo, fussy cut the flower piece and assemble the card than it did to write up this post!  LOL  I told you it was quick and easy.

Perhaps I should have set the oval on Basic White card stock but I thought it might be too bright.  There's several ovals in that package of DSP so I can always try it again with a different design at a later date.

SO if you're looking for a quick and easy card to make, this one is it!

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's just a note, friendship card,
Wanda

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Playing in the Sun, Go To Greetings, Just a Note Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm go glad you made it here today! I have a fun card from a new set to share with you. I set the "Adorable Owls" set aside for a bit so I could play with the "Playing in the Rain" set. I just love the turtle. It reminds me of the cute turtle from the "Back on your Feet" set. I actually looked on my blog to find the set (you can do a search on the right sidebar, scroll down to where it reads "Search This Blog" and enter in the stamp set or genre you are looking for. I looked it up to see what colors I used on the turtle. Apparently my light Old Olive has changed color since then. It's so much darker for some odd reason. So today I switched up colors. Read on to see how I made this card and the colors I used.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12"package. I taped it to the front of the card base.

Next I stamped the turtle from the "Playing in the Sun" set using black Memento ink. And I fussy cut it out. Then I colored it using my Blends Pens. The body was colored in using the light Granny Apple Green pen and the highlights were colored using the light Old Olive pen. The belly was done using both light and dark Daffodil Delight pens. And the center of the flower was a dot of light Daffodil Delight. 

I needed a frame. I really wanted an oval one but the oval dies were retired so I found this die in the "Fabulous Frames" set. I die cut it from a piece of Basic White card stock. I took the center piece and scrubbed on some Balmy Blue ink using my Blending Brush. Then I cut a 2-1/2" x 3-1/8" piece of scrap card stock and taped the frame and center piece to it. The piece needed some stability and that was the easiest way to do it. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card about 5/8" from the right edge and 5/8" from the bottom edge.

The words are from the "Go To Greetings" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Dual Oval" punch. And I also die cut the scalloped oval from that same punch using Balmy Blue card stock. I taped the ovals together.

The turtle was set in place on the framed piece using Dimensionals and then the word piece was added using Dimensionals on 3/4 of the piece. I started them behind the "u" in the word just. And that was it. I had thought about adding some embellishments but I liked the way it looked as it was.

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

Monday, January 16, 2023

Adorable Owls, Wildflower Path, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I'm so happy you found your way to my blog today!  I have a fun "Adorable Owls" birthday card to share with you.

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

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock for the layer. And a 3-7/8" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Celebrate Everything" 12" x 12" package. There's 48 sheets in this package that covers a variety of holidays and events.  I liked this design and I thought it would go well with the owl.

I cut a 1/4" x 5" strip of Bermuda Bay card stock for the strip and a 1/2" x 5" piece of Basic White for the layer behind it. 

The large circle is cut from the center of the Bermuda Bay larger layer using the largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. And the Basic White circle was the second largest die in that set. I took my Blending brush and Bermuda Bay ink and scrubbed on some color to the center of that circle. I taped the circles together and set them aside.

The owl was stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock and was fussy cut. Then I colored it in using my Blends pens. I used light Crumb Cake, light Soft Suede, light Pumpkin Pie, Light Bermuda Bay and light Balmy Blue (for the eyes).  I did find that if I colored in the face and belly with the brush part of the pen I could use the fine tip end for the highlights. It seems that the finer tip colored a bit darker.  Except for my Pumpkin Pie one, it barely had any color. I set Dimensionals behind the owl and set it aside. 

The words are from the "Wildflower Path" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut it with the ribbon die in the Stylish Shapes set.

Now I was ready to assemble. I taped the DSP to the Bermuda Bay layer and then that was taped to the card base. 

The strip was added using tape and it was about 1-1/8" from the fold.

The circle layers was set in place about 1-1/4" from the top and bottom and 3/8" from the right edge. I just eyed it until I thought it looked good.

I set the owl in place on the top of the circles.

The words were added using a Dimensional under the "h" in happy and tape along the rest of the piece. 

I thought the card needed something more and I looked over at the items I had purchased and I saw the "Loose Daisy" embellishments. So I glued some of them on and it finished off the card.

This was another fun, 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

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Adorable Owls, Go To Greetings, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello. I'm SO glad you found your way to my blog. Today I have a fun card using the new owl set called "Adorable Owls".  And they are adorable!!

My card is a twofer!  When you cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) this way you end up with two background. So I will be saving one for another day.

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

I took a piece of the DSP from the new "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" package. There's 48 sheets in this package.  Enough to prevent me from hoarding it all yet too much for me to use al of it!  LOL But it's a challenge and I'm going to see how much of it I can use up. I cut the DSP at 4" x 5-1/4" I cut two pieces. Then I stacked them together and set them on my counter. I lined up the upper left corner to the bottom right corner on my cutter and I cut the DSP on the diagonal. Now I had four pieces. I like to take a piece of card stock that is just a hair smaller than 4" x 5-1/4" for the backing. I usually do my cutting on the shorter side of the 4" and 5-1/4" mark so the piece is just a hair smaller. Next I taped the DSP to this piece of card stock. Then it was taped to the front of the card.

I die cut a Coastal Cabana circle using the stitched circle die from the "Stylish Dies" set. I used the largest circle for this and the next largest I cut using a piece of Basic White card stock. I took my blending brush and scrubbed on some Balmy Blue ink for some highlight behind the owl. 

The owl is from the "Adorable Owls" set and was stamped using black Memento ink. It was fussy cut out and then colored. I used Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana Blends pens. Dark for the Balmy Blue and light for the Coastal Cabana. The light features were colored in using the light Crumb Cake Blends and the darker area of the owl was colored in using the light Soft Suede Blends pen. The feet and beak were colored in using the light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen and the eyes were colored in using the light Balmy Blue Blends pen. I did add a bit of dark Crumb Cake under the eyes but stopped when I saw that it was just too dark, so I just colored under the eyes again with the light Crumb Cake Blends pen.

On the Coastal Cabana piece I stamped the words from the "Go To Greetings" set using black Memento ink. Then I taped the two circles together. I set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. 

Dimensionals were added behind the owl and it was set in place on the Basic White circle. And the card was done.

Doesn't the title "Adorable Owls" fit?  It is absolutely adorable!

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

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Hues of Happiness, Color & Contour, Go To Greetings, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello, I'm happy to see you today. I found a beautiful card on Pinterest that I just had make. I was disappointed that there was no link to give me some guidance so read on to see how I made this card. 

The baes of the card is a folded half-sheet of Melon Mambo card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" package. First I cut a piece of basic White card stock that was just scant of 4" x 5-1/4". To achieve this I cut my piece on the right side of the line on my paper cutter. It gives me just a touch less than cutting on the line.  The DSP was cut on the line. I used two different pieces from the package. I cut them at 2-5/8" for the top piece and 2-1/2" for the bottom piece. You can cut them however you'd like. Mine were cut like that because the top piece was scrap and that's what it measured. I just added the bottom piece to equal 5-1/4" with both pieces. I taped the two pieces to the Basic White piece I cut.

Melon Mambo ribbon went over the seam where the two pieces of DSP meet. I cut it at 5-1/2" and taped the ends on the backside and then I taped the piece to the front of the card base.

Next I die cut a scalloped rectangle from the "Color & Contour" bundle and the layer behind it is a piece of Mossy Meadow that was cut 3-7/8" x 2-1/2". I taped the two together. I added Dimensionals to the back and I set the piece in place on the center of the DSP.

The flowers were die cut using the "Hues of Happiness" DSP and the matching dies from the "Happiness Abounds" bundle. I die cut the leaves as well. The matching dies are so much fun to play with. And the Mossy Meadow leaves are from the "Forever Fern" bundle. I don't know where the leaves came from on the original card so I used what I had.

For the words I took a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and stamped them from the "Go To Greetings" using black Memento ink. I set in my paper cutter and trimmed it close to the words. My piece measured 1/2" x 2". 

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

Then I glued the Mossy Meadow leaves on the upper and lower corners of the left side of the rectangle piece. 

Next was the smaller flower on the center left. Dimensionals were added behind the large flower and it was set in place on the front of the card. Glue was added to the bottom part of the leaves and they were tucked in under the large flower. Then the two flowers were added to the right side. 

The words were added using glue on the left side and a Dimensional just under the "i and r" in birthday.

I took three pieces of the ribbon and I tied them in a knot. I glued the knot in place just under the words. I set a punch on top of it to hold it down while the glue set up. And that was it.

I think it's such a rich lovely looking card. I plan to use it in a gift box of cards I'm putting together for a friend for her birthday. I made her a box of cards last year and she loved it. I'm just hoping she used the cards and is ready for some more.

This was a fun card to make and I was surprised at how quick it went together.

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

Friday, January 13, 2023

Framed Florets, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!


Hello! I'm so happy you found your way here! Today I made a card I found on Pinterest. I thought it was pretty and I had all the materials to make it so I did! You can see the original card here

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fitting Florets" 12" x 12" package. I taped that on top of the Basic Black card base.

Then I cut a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Basic White card stock. Before I textured it with the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder I stamped the words from the "Framed Florets" set using Black Memento ink.

Once the piece was textured I glued it in place on top of the DSP.

Next I die cut the flowers that are in the "Fitting Florets" package.  Yup, there's a matching die. I glued the flowers in place.

The flower is from a piece of DSP in the same package. I fussy cut it from a heart I had traced. Dimensionals were added to the back of the heart and the heart was set in place on the front of the card.

I was amazed at how quickly this card went together. It was fast and fun.

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

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Hand-Penned Petals. Friendship or Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello!  I'm SO happy you found your way to my blog. I have a quick and easy card to share with you. One that uses minimal supplies and is easy to swap out for materials you have.  Plus you get to use scrap pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP)!

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 Basic White card stock and I textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. 

Next I took a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP from the "Awash in Beauty" 12" x 12" package and I glued it to the bottom of the textured piece.

I took some white ribbon and wrapped it around the front of the card and taped the ends on the back.

The flowers were die cut using the "Hand-Penned Petals" bundle dies. I used Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight card stock. I die cut two Blushing Bride flowers and two Melon Mambo flowers. I saved the inside pieces from the Melon Mambo flowers and set them inside the Blushing Bride flowers. I cut a tiny triangle of Daffodil Delight card stock and glued it to he back of the flowers. If you click on the photo you might be able to see the Daffodil Delight dots in the center area of the flowers.

Then I die cut two sets of leaves using Old Olive card stock.

One flower was set in place using glue and the other was set in place using Dimensionals. Then I added a dot of glue to the stems of the leaves and slipped them under the flowers.

I do not know where the words are from so if you know what set they came from, please let me know so I can update it on here. They were stamped using Basic Gray card stock and were punched out using the "Double Oval" punch. The scalloped oval was made from the same punch on a scrap piece of Blushing Bride card stock. The word piece was glued to the scalloped piece, Dimensionals were placed on the back and the oval was set in place on the front of the card.

A bow was tied and glued in place and two half pearls were added to the center of each flower. And the card was done.

This was not what I had in mind and I'm not all that fond of it. Though I'm not sure what I could have done to improve it.

Update: I found where the "just a note" words came from. They are from the "Go To Greetings" set.

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Framed Florets, Peaceful Moments, Hand-Penned Petals, Wedding or Anniversary Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so glad you found your way to my blog.  I have a wedding card to share with you today. It's pretty simple but takes a bit of time to assemble. 

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.

The first thing I did was I die cut the background pieces using the flower die from the "Hand-Penned Moments" bundle. The die set is called "Penned Flowers" dies. I die cut 6 from the same die and I did use a double-sided sticky sheet behind the piece of Basic White card stock to make these into stickers. I really wasn't up to gluing all of those fine lines. But if you don't have the double-sided sticky sheets you can always put some glue down on a piece of waxed paper, parchment paper or you silicone mat and spread it thin. Then set the die on top and a piece of waxed paper on top of that to get the glue to press onto the die cut piece. Then set the piece in place on the front of your card. There's ways around most things! I have done this on many occasions. Once they were die cut I set them in place on the front of the card. I did avoid the center area because I knew I'd be covering it up with the ovals and words.

Once all the background pieces were in place, I die cut the larger oval frame and then the smaller oval frame. I saved the center of the larger one for my words.

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

I glued the larger oval frame in place. I just turned it over and ran my Tombow mono glue tip over the area and set it in place on the front of the card. I didn't allow much glue to come out so I didn't have an issue with it oozing out between the openings in that frame. 

Next I glued the word piece in place, back inside the frame I just glued down.

The second smaller Basic White oval frame was set in place using Dimensionals.

I had die cut two branches and two small leaves using Basic White card stock and I glued them in place on the top oval. I centered the stem of the long branch one to the center of the larger oval. I added the small leaf and then a crystal rhinestone to finish off the frame. 

A few smaller crystal rhinestones were added to the oval with the words and the card was done. 

I'd like to share a tip with you when adding the sticky pieces. After adding them I heat them up with my embossing heat tool and press down. I have run across a few areas where the sticky part isn't so sticky and heating it up did the trick. So now I always heat up anything I stick down using the double-sided sheets and I never have any issues with it lifting.

This was a fun card to make and I think it would make a great wedding or anniversary card. I plan to use it this weekend as an anniversary card.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see todays' wedding/anniversary card,
Wanda

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Wildflower Path, Peaceful Moments, Forever Fern, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy you found your way here today! I have a fun card that I found on Pinterest that I wanted to make and share with you. You can see the original card here. I did have to change it a bit because of supplies.

The base of the card is folded half-sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock. It was cut in half on the short 8-1/2" side and after cutting it in half it measured 4-1/4" x 11". This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

Since I knew I was making a sympathy card, I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set using black Memento ink on Basic White card stock.  Then I die cut them using the 1-5/8" circle die from the "Layering Circles" die set.

Next a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock was cut and I die cut the scalloped Pear Pizzazz layer from the center of this piece. I taped the word piece to it. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set aside. 

The Basic White layer was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and was textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued this to the Pear Pizzazz layer and then I taped those two layers to the card base.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the focal layer. I stamped the flowers from the "Wildflower Path" using Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry ink. I stamped the longer stem first. I stamped once and then moved the stamp to the left and stamped again. I moved that stamp to the right and down a bit and repeated that. I also stamped once and added another shorter one on the right near the bottom. Then I took the shorter stem and stamped them towards the middle of the card, only stamping once and inking it up to stamp again.

Then the flowers were added. I did read in the link that she recommended stamping the darker part of the flower first. I did give that a try but found it difficult to know where to stamp it since the main part of the flower sits on the tip of the stems. So I had to guess at where they would go and it worked but I think I'll just go back to the other way of doing it, I didn't have any trouble seeing where the darker stamp would go over the lighter. I also used the smaller flower image to add both Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry flowers around the piece.

Next I cut a 4" x 2-3/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock for the layer behind the focal piece. I taped the two together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the center of the card.

I took a 3/4" x 3" piece of Crushed Curry card stock and snipped the ends to look like a ribbon. Then I taped it to the front of the card about 1/4" from the edge of the Basic White focal piece. I got the tips of the piece close to the right side but not even, I didn't want it to catch on anything.

I liked how the leaves in the original card were cut using Designer Series Paper (DSP) so I got out my "Forever Fern" dies and cut the largest leafy image using a piece of Pear Pizzazz DSP from the "Subtles" 6" x 6" stack. I snipped off some "branches" and set them on the front of the card where I thought they would look their best. Then I affixed the word piece over the branches and that was it for the front. 

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

There was a number of steps to this card but it really didn't take all that long to make. I'm glad I gave it a try, I thought it was fun and it turned out nice.

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

Monday, January 09, 2023

Eden's Garden, Get Well Card, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! So glad you could make it here today. I have a quick and easy card for you to make today! Yes, you can make this card too!! 

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 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Fresh Freesia card stock for the layer. I textured it using the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder and then I glued it in place. I prefer glue because tape doesn't seem to get on enough flat surfaces to hold nicely.

Then I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" package and I taped it to a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Fresh Freesia card stock. Then the piece was glued to the front of the card. The piece was set in place about 1/2" from the left edge of the card and 1/2" from the bottom edge card. Before I taped the DSP to the card stock I did cut the scalloped circle to save on card stock, only because I didn't have a scrap piece large enough. 

The words are from the "Eden's Garden" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the 1-5/8" circle from the "Layering Circles" die set and the Fresh Freesia layer behind it is from the same die set. I taped the circles together and then I set them in place using Dimensionals. And the card was done.

I told you it was quick and easy! Now go make one and use up some of those smaller pieces of DSP and card stock!

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Get Well/Friendship card,
Wanda

Sunday, January 08, 2023

Color & Contour, Art Gallery, Scalloped Contours, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello. I'm glad you could make it here today to see my latest creation. I had no idea where I was going with this card when I started. I took a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock and folded it in half. Then I stared at it for a bit. All I knew was that I needed a birthday card.

I took out my "Color & Contour" bundle and stamped the flower on a piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it out with the matching die and then I colored it in using both light dark Poppy Parade Blends and light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends pens. 

Next I die cut a scalloped stitched rectangle using the die from the "Scalloped Contours" die set on Basic White card stock. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the flower and I set the flower in place on top of the scalloped rectangle. I was going to set this on the front of the card base but it just looked too plain. So I stared at it some more.  LOL 

Then I took the rectangle die from the "Fabulous Frames" die set and die cut the large frame. You get a bonus with this die. You get a nice 3" x 4-1/4" rectangle to use on a future card.  I added small Dimensionals behind the rectangle frame and set it in place on the front of the card.

Then I set the scalloped piece in place in the middle.

The words are from the "Art Gallery" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the die from the "Stylish Shapes" set. I put Dimensionals on the back and set the piece in place on the upper left of the card. And the card was done.

For not knowing where I was going with this card, I was pleased at where I ended up. Now to sign it and get it ready to hand deliver!

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

Saturday, January 07, 2023

Framed Florets, Hues of Happiness, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I'm biding my time until my Stampin' Up! order arrives with all the new things to play with. SO today I made this card. It's quick and easy too.

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

I cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock but when I cut it I cut it just shy of those two measurements. I will just cut the piece on the shorter side of the line on my cutter. 

Then I taped a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" package to the right side of the Basic White piece.

On the front of the card I die cut the arched area using the die from the "Basic Borders" die set. I kept the scrap piece that came off the edge so I could use it on my 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Melon Mambo. I wanted the arch to match as much as possible. Then I die cut the Melon Mambo piece.

I taped the Melon Mambo piece to the front of the card. I put tape on the long edge of the Melon Mambo piece and on the two short sides. Then I put tape on the back of the Basic White arched area and lined the Melon Mambo piece up to the Basic White card front and pressed down.

Next I added tape to the inside of the front flap and then slid the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece inside and closed the card. 

The words are from the "Framed Florets" set and were stamped using Melon Mambo ink. They could be stamped before the card is put together but I didn't and it worked out just fine.

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make. Plus you get to use up more of those thin scrap DSP strips! 

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

Friday, January 06, 2023

Framed Favorites, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up! 2023 Spring Catalog

It's such a lovely sunny chilly day here in Minnesota that I thought a card with flowers would warm me up a bit. I found this card on Pinterest and thought I'd play with the layout and use some Designer Series Paper (DSP) scraps that I had on my worktable. You don't need much to make this card. This would be a perfect layout to make the bulk of your holiday cards. A sheet of snowflake DSP and some card stock and you're set. A 12" x 12" sheet would give you 25 cards. I may have to consider this layout in December. It's easy enough and it would take up the bulk of our holiday cards we send out.  You can see the original card here. Maybe you have some pieces of that DSP and you can use them up!

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

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the top layer. I set this piece aside for now but the words will go on later.

Next I cut the DSP at 1-1/8" x 1-1/8" and I cut four of them. The layer behind them is Granny Apple Green and was cut at 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" and of course you need four of them too.

The corners were clipped using the corner rounder. I have an old one that did the job. You clip two opposite corners on the DSP and the card stock. 

The DSP was taped to the Granny Apple Green layers and Dimensionals were added to the back.

I set the four pieces on the front of the card to see how much room I would have for the words.

The words were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink and then the piece was taped to the front of the card.

Then the four pieces were set in place above the words and the card was done.

This was a very fun and easy card to make, plus it didn't take much time at all. This would be a great layout for a swap card too!

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

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Hand-Penned Petals, Eden's Garden, Sympathy Card, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

I found today's card on Pinterest. You can see the original one here. I made a few little changes. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Starry Sky card stock. I didn't have the same Designer Series Paper (DSP) so I used one that would work from the "Fitting Florets" 12" x 12"  DSP package. I cut it at 4" x 5-1/4". 

The Basic White panel in the middle cut at 2-1/2" x 5-1/4". And the Starry Night layer was cut at 2-3/4" x 5-1/2".  

I stamped the flowers from the "Hand-Penned Petals" set using black Memento ink. I stamped the images using Blushing Bride ink and the corresponding stamps. And I stamped the leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink and the corresponding stamps. I colored the center of the flowers using my light Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  Then I cut them out with the matching die cut. 

The words are from the "Eden's Garden" set and were stamped using Starry Sky ink. I taped the Basic White panel to the Starry Night panel and then that was taped to the front of the card. I don't know if the words are better for a sympathy card or a friendship card. I suppose it could work for either.

I colored 3 pearls using my dark Powdered Pink Blends pen because I didn't have a Blushing Bride one. I'm not even sure there is a Blushing Bride set. But I made do with what I had. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a very quick card to make. It was simple too. I can see this being made into a card for many other occasions. It's a fun layout too.

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

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Hand-Penned Petals, Art Gallery, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Well, if today's card wasn't super fun to make. I had a great time making it. I'm not sure if it was the colors of the layout. It started snowing yesterday and it's still snowing today. And it's supposed to snow tomorrow as well.  I think we got 8" today though I could be wrong, it could be more.  Schools were closed and they don't close unless it's real bad. So maybe it's the colors that are reminding me of what is about 4 months away!  I just like it and I had fun making it. I found this card on Pinterest. I made a few minor changes. You can see the original card here. There were no instructions on how to make it, so here's how I did it. 

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

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Fresh Freesia card stock and taped it to the front of the card.

Next I die cut the larger scalloped rectangle using the die from the "Colors & Contours" bundle and Basic White card stock.

I stamped two sets of the flowers from the "Hand-Penned Petals" set using black Memento ink on Basic White card stock. Then I die cut them out. I colored the flowers in using my Blends pens. I used Mango Melody, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green. I didn't have a Fresh Freesia Blends pen so I used my Blender Pen and my Fresh Freesia ink pad. I added Dimensionals to the back and set them in place on the front of the card. I eyed where they lined up on the original card. Then I added large pearls to the larger flowers and small pearls to the smaller flowers.

The words are from the "Art Gallery" set and they were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and die cut using the long thinner ribbon die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I set the words on top of the card to see where I would be able to place the Dimensionals. I didn't want them to be on a leaf, though I don't think it would really matter. I set the words in place and the card was done.

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

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