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Monday, May 20, 2024

Thoughtful Journey, Thoughtful Journey, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a sympathy card to share with you. I was going to make a birthday card today but once I got the Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut it didn't have a birthday ring to it. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

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" x 5-1/4" piece of Boho Blue card stock and textured it using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. I glued it to the front of the card.

The beautiful image is from the "Thoughtful Journey" 6" x 6" stack. I love these stacks, there's 48 sheets in it and all of them are just beautiful. I used the third largest die in the "Countryside Corners" set for the DSP and the second largest for the Mossy Meadow layer. I taped the layers together and then glued the piece to the front of the card lining up the left and top about 3/8" from those edges. 

The words are from the "Unbounded Love" bundle and were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink. I cut them using the smallest stitched rectangle die from the "Nested Essentials" set. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.  And that was it, the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make and it definitely has a sympathy look to it and not birthday.  

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


Sunday, May 19, 2024

Flowers of Beauty, Unbounded Love, Friendship, Birthday, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card with LOTS of layers that I found on Pinterest. I clicked on the link but didn't find any measurements. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how I made today's card. 

The base of the 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" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the layer and on top of that layer is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White that was textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued that piece to the first piece I cut and then I taped those two to the front of the card.

Next I took a 2-1/2" x 3-5/8" piece of Azure Afternoon card stock and textured it using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. Then I cut 1-1/8" strips off the 2-1/2" side so the strips measured 1-1/8" x 3-5/8".  You need four of these strips. Dimensionals were added to the back and the strips were set in place on top of the "Distressed Tile" piece. I added the top and the bottom pieces first and then the middle ones.

Then I die cut the largest circle from the "Everyday Details" die set using Basic White card stock. I glued it on top of the Azure Afternoon strips.

The flowers from the "Flowers of Beauty" bundle were stamped next using Misty Moonlight ink for the outline and Azure Afternoon ink for the petals on a piece of Basic White card stock. I colored the centers with my Daffodil Delight marker and I cut them out using the matching dies in the bundle. You need three of these flowers. I set them in place using Dimensionals. Taking the "Everyday Details" circle I had cut, I added the top flower first, then the one on the right and then the left one. Where the flowers touch each other no Dimensionals were added. I didn't want them to be bulgy. 

For the leaves I stamped them on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Old Olive ink for the outline and Granny Apple Green ink for the solid part. I die cut them using the matching die. I did do something a little different on my leaves to give them a lighter and darker color. I inked up one leaf first, stamped it and then inked both and stamped them. I used my Stamparatus to do that so I could stamp in the same place more than once and get the ink exactly where it needs to go. I cut the leaves out using the matching die in the bundle. I used a little bit of glue on the leaves and tucked them under the flowers. 

The words are from the "Unbounded Love" bundle and were stamped using Misty Moonlight ink. I cut them using the smallest circle in the "Everyday Details" die set. Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This card did have a lot of layers and pieces but I thought it was SO worth it. The original card added ribbon and linen thread. I opted not to. I didn't have any ribbon that would match and I thought the linen thread didn't look good alone so I left it off.

I think this is a very versatile card too.  Even the wording on it "hello" could be for a birthday, thinking of you, get well, or friendship card. 

Now this was the card I was going to make yesterday but after playing around with the flowers I ended up with what I posted, which I was happy with but I do like today's card SO much better.

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


Saturday, May 18, 2024

Flowers of Beauty, Unbounded Love, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a quick birthday card to share with you. Please read on to see how it's made.

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" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the larger layer and a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the top layer. I textured that layer using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued this piece to the larger piece and then I added the two layers to the front of the card using Dimensionals.

Next I stamped the flowers from the "Flowers of Beauty" bundle using Berry Burst for the outline and Petunia Pop for the petal colors. I colored the centers using my Daffodil Delight marker. I stamped three of them.

I stamped two sets of leaves using Old Olive ink for both the outline and the colored centers. I die cut the flowers and the leaves using the matching dies in the bundle. 

The top flower was glued down first and then the one on the left. I added some glue to the back of the leaves and slipped them under the two flowers before the glue set. The third flower was set in place using Dimensionals. 

I colored the center of the flowers with some Wink of Stella, I felt they could use some sparkle.

The words are from the "Unbounded Love" bundle and were stamped using Old Olive ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the die from the bundle. Then I die cut a Petunia Pop piece so I could put the two together for a fun border with the words on a white background. I used tiny bits of scotch tape to hold the pieces together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

I was very happy with the way the card turned out. This was not what I had in mind but I like where it ended up. And that leaves me with an idea for tomorrows card because that idea is still in my head!

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

Friday, May 17, 2024

Unbound Love, Wildly Flowering, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you using the "Unbound Love" bundle. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

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" x 5-1/4" piece of Misty Moonlight card stock and textured it using the "So Swirly" embossing folder. I glued it to the card base.

Next I took a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Wildly Flowering" 12" x 12" package. I die cut it using the die from the "Unbound Love" bundle. I used this die cut several times to get the layers I needed. I die cut a Moody Mauve piece first and then I die cut that same one again using Basic White card stock. I took the Basic White center piece and taped it to the Moody Mauve frame piece. I used small pieces of scotch tape on the back to hold it together. After making the card I realized I didn't need to tape it because I had glued the pieces to the Misty Moonlight piece. I wasn't sure if I was going to add Dimensionals to the back, that is why I taped it. The DSP piece was cut using a different die. It was taped to the Basic White center piece. And then all of these were taped to the front of the card on the lower right.

The words are from the same "Unbounded Love" and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I die cut that piece using the scalloped oval die from the same bundle. I used my craft blade to cut the word piece out of the stitched oval. I just followed the stitch marks when I cut it out.

I die cut a Moody Mauve piece using the same die and then taped the word piece to the center. Dimensionals were added to the back and the card was done.

I like how rich this card looks. It's too bad there isn't an oval die for the words but I never did check my oval punches to see if any of them would work. This was a fun card to make.

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

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Choose Happy, Unbounded Love, Get Well Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have one of my most favorite card layouts to share with you. Please read on to see how the card was made.

When I make this card I step out of my comfort zone and make a card that opens on the bottom with the fold on the top. The sheet of card stock was cut in half on the short size at 4-1/4". Once cut the piece measures 4-1/4" x 11".  I uses the new Petunia Pop card stock. Such a pretty color.

The layers are cut as follows, the Basic White piece measures 3-1/2" x 4-5/8". The Bubble Bath piece measures 3" x 4-1/8" and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Unbounded Beauty" 12" x 12" package was cut at 2-7/8" x 4". 

I took the DSP and added a little bit of tape to the Bubble Bath card stock, lining up all the edges. I try to put my tape where the circle will be cut out. I use my 1-1/4" circle punch for that. The top edge of the circle starts about 5/8" from the edge of the card stock. You can also punch out a 1-1/4" circle from a piece of scrap paper and use a little dot of tape and set it where you want it on the card and then hover over that area with your punch or lay your circle die on top of it.

The DSP needs to have a larger circle so I like to use a piece of copier paper behind it for strength and then I punch out the ring using the 1-3/8" circle punch. The two layers are then taped together.

I wrapped Baker's Twine around the piece three times. It starts 1" up from the bottom of the Bubble Bath card stock layer. I used a bit of tape to hold it in place on the back while I wrapped it and then used a piece of scotch tape to hold it down.

The bee from the "Choose Happy" set using black Memento ink. I colored the body in using my Lemon Lolly marker. It was stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock that measures about 2-1/4" x 2-1/4".  I added Dimensionals around the back of the circle and set the bee in place. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the Bubble Bath piece and a bit of tape to the Basic White bee stamped piece and the piece was set in place on top of the Basic White layer. Then that was taped to the front of the card.

The words are from the "Unbounded Love" bundle and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I used the die from the same bundle to cut them out. Dimensionals were added to the back, I had cut them to fit. I didn't want them to touch the twine or it would not lay nice. 

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

I love this layout, it allows you to use the smaller images, it really highlights them. I'm happy with the way this card turned out and look forward to using this lay out again with more images from the "Choose Happy" set.

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Layers of Beauty, Labeled With Love, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have another card using the "Layers of Beauty" bundle. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

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" x 5-1/4" piece of Petunia Pop card stock for the layer and a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the top layer. I set all these pieces aside.

Next I stamped the flower from the "Layers of Beauty" bundle using black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White card stock.

Taking the matching stencils and my Blending Brush, I scrubbed on the colors. I used Bubble Bath then Petunia Pop and then Berry Burst on the roses. And I used Old Olive for the next two stencils for the greenery. Once the coloring was done I die cut the piece with the matching die.

I laid the die cut piece on top of the Basic White layer to see where the words would be going. The words are from the "Labeled With Love" bundle. I stamped them using black Memento ink. I chose the words from this set because they fit perfectly in the small space I had. 

Now I can tape the Basic White piece to the Petunia Pop piece and then tape them both to the front of the card base. 

The flowers were set in place using Dimensionals and the card was done. 

This was such a quick, simple and clean card to make. I do like how it turned out. Though I was thinking a little Wink of Stella on the flowers might add a bit of sparkle to the card.

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Layers of Beauty, Friendship Card, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I found a pretty card on You Tube using the "Layers of Beauty" bundle. You can see the video here. I love using the masks and the video shows how to use them, though they are numbered so there isn't a lot to figuring it out. 

I used a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock for the card base. And then I cut a 4" x 5-1/4"piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. On the original card the card front was textured with this folder. I don't like doing that because I feel it makes the front of the card feel weak. I glued my piece to the front of the card base.

Next I stamped the image from the "Layers of Beauty" bundle using black Memento ink. Now came the fun part and I'm serious, it's very fun. You take the stencil marked "1" and line it up on top of the stamped flower. I tape my pieces down so they don't shift on me because I tend to scrub my colors a bit too hard.

The first color I used was Bubble Bath. Then on the next stencil I used Petunia Pop ink and the third one I used Berry Burst. And the flower was colored. For the greenery I used Old Olive for the fourth and fifth stencil. And that was it. I like to make more than once since I've got the stencils all inky. I also used the fourth and fifth stencils on a couple images that I hadn't colored in yet, they are for future cards. But since I had stamped them and have the greenery stencils inky I went ahead and colored them in using my Blending Brushes. 

The piece was then cut using the matching die from the bundle. It was then set in place on the front of the card over the embossed brick piece. 

The words are from the same "Layers of Beauty" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I cut the piece to 1/2" wide and 3-1/2" long. The length will change if you use different wording. I used different wording than what was on the original card.

This was a very fun card to make. I just love the stenciling, it makes such a pretty card. It makes it look like you are really good at blending! Kind of like cheating but not! And it's amazing how fast it was to make this card.

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

Monday, May 13, 2024

Thoughtful Wishes, Unbound Love, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. It's so fun to play with the new stuff. Today I found a card on Pinterest that I wanted to make but I didn't want to make a "Z Fold". The person I would be giving the card to just wouldn't understand how it works and wouldn't appreciate how fun a "Z Fold" card is. SO I had to simplify it. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how I made today's card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. Looking at it now I probably should have used Lost Lagoon for the base but I was running low on it so I was just trying to get by with what I had.

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Thoughtful Journey" 6" x 6" stack. I taped that to the front of the card.

Next I cut the two pieces of card stock, one is Lost Lagoon and the other is Wild Wheat. The Lost Lagoon piece was cut at 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" and the Wild Wheat piece was cut at 3-3/8" x 4-5/8".  Before taping the two pieces together I die cut the leafy branch from the "Thoughtful Wishes" bundle from the Wild Wheat piece. Then I taped the two pieces of card stock together. 

The DSP was cut at 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" and was taped to the top of the Wild Wheat piece. Then the three pieces were taped to the front of the card.

The flowers are from the "Thoughtful Wishes" bundle and two of them were cut from Basic White card stock. I colored the flowers using my light and dark Fresh Freesia Blends pens and my light and dark Old Olive Blends pens for the leaves and stems.

The words are from the "Unbound Love" bundle and were stamped using Versa Mark on a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock. I heat set the words using white embossing powder. I cut them using the die from the "Unbound Love" bundle. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set aside.

A large bow was tied using some linen thread and set aside.

I ran some tape across the middle are of the DSP so I could stick down the die cut pieces. I added the Wild Wheat piece first and then the two die cut flower pieces. 

The bow was added and then the word piece was set over the top of all of these pieces. And the card was done.

It's SO pretty. I love this piece of DSP and adding the die cut flowers made it even prettier. This would be pretty as a get well, thinking of you, Mother's Day, or friendship card. It's so versatile.

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


Sunday, May 12, 2024

Unbound Love, Unbound Beauty, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm running a bit late today because I was busy with Mother's Day stuff. I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. Making a card today was last on my list of fun things to do. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

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" x 5-1/4" piece of Petunia Pop card stock and textured it using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder, which is retired but it's what I had sitting out. I just checked (after the card was made) and it is indeed retired. I need to get my folders organized and purged.  Anyway, I glued the piece to the front of the card.

Next I took a piece of Designer Series Paper (DPS) from the "Unbound Beauty" 12" x 12" package. I cut the large piece at 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" and the Shy Shamrock layer was cut at 2-3/4" x 4-3/4".  I taped the two layers together and set them aside.

Then I cut the smaller piece (which is the backside of the larger piece) of DSP at 3-1/2" x 1-1/2" and the Shy Shamrock layer was cut at 3-3/4" x 1-3/4".  I glued this piece down first, it's about 1" from the bottom and 1/4" from the sides. 

The large piece was glued down on top of that, centering it as much as I could by eyeing it. 

The words are from the "Unbound Love" bundle and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Shy Shamrock ink. I die cut them using the die from the "Unbound Love" bundle. I die cut the words first and then I die cut a Shy Shamrock piece. I turned the words and Shy Shamrock frame over and carefully taped the pieces together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a quick and easy card to make. It's got some layers to it but yet it went together nicely.

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

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Thoughtful Journey, Simply Said, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I have a quick and easy birthday card to share with you. Please read on to see how it was made.

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 had purchased the beautiful "Thoughtful Journey" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP) stack. It seems that each stack that comes out is prettier than the one before it. I love using these images to make quick cards that end up being so pretty too. I cut my piece of DSP at 2" x 5". You can make three cards using one sheet of this DSP.

I thought Lost Lagoon looked best with this piece of DSP and I cut it at 2-1/4" x 5-1/4". I taped the two pieces together and then taped them to the front of the card about 1/4" from the bottom, fold and top.

The words are from the "Simply Said" set and were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock using Lost Lagoon ink. Then I cut them using the "Perennial Postage" die set. 

I thought the word piece looked too blah against a white background, or part of a white background so I was looking through my dies to see what I had that I could use to layer it. I didn't want to measure the piece and just cut a plain rectangle layer. I found a fun layer in the "Countryside Corners" die set. I cut a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock and taped the words piece to it. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece as set in place on the front of the card.  

And once again I was looking at the card thinking it was still a bit blah so I added a couple of brass butterflies from the "Brushed Brass Butterflies" package and now the card was done.

If I were to make another one using a Basic White card base like this I think I would cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and texture it. Then I'd cut the length of the DSP to 4-3/4" and the length of the Lost Lagoon layer to 5".  So there's those measurements if you plan to go the textured layer way.

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

Friday, May 10, 2024

Wild Flower Designs, Wildly Flowering, Simply Said, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a birthday card to share with you. Please read on to see how I made it.

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" x 5-1/4" piece of Misty Moonlight card stock and before I taped it to the front of the card I die cut the scalloped piece from the "Wild Flower Designs" bundle. The center piece comes out so I turned it over and taped it to the framed part.  I set this piece aside. Once the piece was cut out I taped the larger piece to the front of the card.

Next I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock and taped it on top of the Misty Moonlight piece.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) pieces are from the "Wildly Flowering" 12" x 12" package. I cut it 4-1/2" x 3-1/2".  The front of the DSP is in the middle and the back is on the sides. I cut the side pieces at 1-1/4" each and the center ends up being 2".  I taped the two side pieces on first and then the center piece. I eyed it as best as I could. I actually liked the look of it just as it was. The colors together had a peaceful look to them.

The words are from the "Simply Said" set and were stamped using Misty Moonlight ink. I cut them using the die from the "Wild Flower Designs" bundle. I thought the piece looked pretty plain and a bit too bright so I used the flower image from the set. I used Misty Moonlight and stamped off twice before I stamped the image on my word piece. I did this twice and it toned it down just enough, don't you think? I taped this piece to the scalloped Misty Moonlight piece. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in the center of the card. And that was it, the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I was SO pleased that I was able to make another card using different sizes of strips and get them right! 

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

Thursday, May 09, 2024

Adventurous Sky, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. The new stuff is here and I'm ready to play. Today I made a masculine birthday card. Please read on to see how the card was made

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. 

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Take to the Sky" 12" x 12" package. I cut the long piece 2" x 5-1/2" and the Copper Clay card stock at 2-1/4" x 5-1/2". And the other piece of DSP was cut at 1-1/2" x 4" and the Copper Clay layer was cut at 1-3/4" x 4-1/4".  I taped the shorter horizontal piece on at about 1-3/8" from the bottom and the top long piece was taped on at about 3/8" from the fold.

Next I cut the circle using the die from the "Everyday Detail" set on a piece of Basic White card stock. I taped that to the front of the card. 

The plane is from the "Adventurous Sky" set and was stamped using black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White card stock.  I opted to use my Blending Pen to color the plane because I wanted to have the color lighter where the propellers are. So when I colored the body of the plane using Copper Clay ink I made sure my pen hardly had any color left on it and colored the plane where the propellers are to it looked lighter behind the propellers.  I colored the propellers area in using Balmy Blue that was almost gone from my pen. And the rest of the plane was colored in using Pebble Path ink. The plane was then die cut using the matching die from the "Adventurous Sky" bundle. 

The words are from the same set and 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 bundle.  

I set the plane in place using an adhesive spring commonly known as a "Wobble" and then I set it in place on the circle. You can use Dimensionals if you don't have a spring. These are fun because you can just flick it and it wobbles back and forth. I love using these things. I had my hubby print me one on his 3D printer but it's too big so he's gone back to the drawing board to scale it down some. I hope he can work it out because these run about $.25 a piece and it adds up fast when you make a lot of card using them. Anyway, I used one on my card and I love how the plane wobbles when it's flicked.  

The words were added using Dimensionals and the card was done.

I do like how the card turned out and it's got a masculine touch to it, doesn't it?

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

Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Perennial Postage, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a birthday card to share with you. I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I changed it just a little. There were no instructions so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how I made this card. 

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

The first thing I did was I die cut the opening in the front of the card. I was sure the Designer Series Paper (DSP) was not die cut and taped on top of if the front of the card was die cut. So I went ahead and die cutting the front of the card. I used the second largest die in the "Perennial Postage" die set. 

The DSP is from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I cut it at 4" x 5-1/4" and taped it to the inside of the front of the card. Then I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock that measured just a hair smaller than 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and tape that over the DSP on the inside of the cover. Before you tape it down, slip the card stock in and see if any of it sticks out. If it does, trim it up just a little and you'll be fine.

Next I die cut the pieces to the flower. I used Daffodil Delight for the center ring. Berry Burst for the flower center and one set of petals. Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo were used for the other two flower petal pieces. The leaves and stem were die cut using Lemon Lime Twist card stock. 

I glued the flower pieces together and then glued the flower to the front of the card. 

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

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

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

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Cheerful Daisies, Days to Remember, Birthday Cards, Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a quick birthday card to share with you. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and taped it to the front of the card base.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) was gifted to me so I'm not sure what package it came from but I do know it's from a 6" x 6" stack. I cut this piece at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  Now that I see it on my computer screen, I'm thinking the color is Blueberry Bushel and not Night of Navy, though Night of Navy did work for the card base. I taped this piece to the Basic White piece.

Next I die cut the flowers from the "Cheerful Daisies" bundle and cut out with the matching dies. The leaves and the ferny branch piece too. All from Basic White card stock. I sponged on some Granny Apple Green on the leaves and some Soft Sea Foam on the ferny piece. The centers of the small flowers were stamped using Flirty Flamingo ink and the center on the large flower was stamped using Daffodil Delight ink. I die cut the large center and fussy cut the two small centers. I taped them in place on the center of the flowers. 

The flowers were then set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. I started with the large one and then added the top small one and then the bottom one.

A little bit of glue was added to the ends of the greenery and they were tucked under the flowers.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch and set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. It seemed odd to me to not to have a layer behind the word piece. In order to make that work the layer would have had to have been white and the word piece Night of Navy using white embossing powder. But this worked it just seemed odd to me. That's what happens when you step outside your comfort zone!

I do like how this card turned out. I love the colors. It's got such a fresh feel to it.

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

Monday, May 06, 2024

Textured Floral, Perennial Lavender, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I challenged myself to make another card using strips. I finally succeeded in getting it right. Yay me! Please read on to see how I made today's card.

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" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it with the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. I glued that piece to the front of the card.

Next I cut my Designer Series Paper (DPS) from the "Perennial Lavender" 12" x 12" package. I cut the Highland Heather strips first. They measure 1" x 4" and you need three of them.

Then I cut the background piece, which is on the other side of the strips piece. I cut this piece at 3-1/2" x 4-1/4".  I taped the strips to this piece. I taped the first and third piece down and then added the center strip. I glued this to the front of the card.

The words are from the "Textured Floral" set and were stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink. I cut them out using the die from the "Everyday Details" set. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card. And the card was done.

I was very surprised at how quick it was to make this card. I guess once you get the hang of making the strips right it goes together well and quick too! I have lots of strips of DSP that I would love to use to make cards and use it up.

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

Sunday, May 05, 2024

Textured Floral, Flowering Zinnias, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun layout to share with you. I may try another one later and use a different orientation. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

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" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. I set that piece in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

Next I cut a 2-3/4" 3-3/4" piece of  Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. 

Then I cut the pieces on top of the DSP. The long strip on the left measures 1-1/8" x 2-3/4" for the green DSP (from the same package) and the Basic White piece measures 7/8" x 2-1/2". I taped these two layers together and then it was taped to the DSP piece.

The Basic White square was cut at 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" and taped to the DSP.

The flower from the same package of DSP was fussy cut and set in place on the Basic White square using Dimensionals. The piece was glued to the front of the card

The words are from "Textured Floral" and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. They were cut using the 3rd largest die in the "Everyday Details" die set. I sponged the edges using Berry Burst ink. I set the piece in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

I'm not overly thrilled with how the card looks but I do like the layout. I'll give it another try sometime soon and hopefully do a better job on it.

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

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Perennial Postage, Everyday Details, Mother's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have an "I did it" card. I was able to cut the pieces and make them fit evenly.  This is quite a feat for me. Please read on to see how I made this card.

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. 

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Lavender" 12" x 12" package and I taped it to the front of the card.

Next I cut 3 pieces of DSP from the same package measuring 1-5/8" x 1-3/4" each. 

The Basic White layer they are behind measures5-1/4" x 2".  I taped the squares in place. I started with the end pieces and then fit the center one in. I did lay them on top of the piece first for placement and I was thrilled that it fit perfectly! 

The strip was then taped to the upper part of the card.

The words are from the "Perennial Postage" set and were stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink. I die cut them using the third largest die in the "Everyday Details" set. They were taped to a Gorgeous Grape piece that was die cut with the second largest die in the set. Dimensionals were added to the back and the card was done.

I'm thinking it could use some rhinestones or pearls. I may add them later, depending on if I'm going to mail it or not. If I am then I will omit the embellishments due to the extra postage required for that. With the rising cost of postage I need to conserve somewhere.

This was a fun card to make. This was the first time in a long time that I was able to put the pieces together and they fit! I do like how it turned out and I think it's a perfect way to use up some of that DSP without it making it look like you just slapped some scrap pieces together and called it a done deal! 

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

Friday, May 03, 2024

Simply Zinnia, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a very pretty card to share with you. You can see the original card here. I pretty much copied it as it was. Please read on to see how I put this card together. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and taped it to the inside. Then I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock and textured it using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. I did not buy the zinnia embossing folder because I knew it would be retired because this was a special purchase. So I just use what I thought would look nice and the "Distressed Tile" did the trick for me. I set that piece on the front of the card using Dimensionals. 

Next came all of the die cutting and there's LOTS of it.  I cut 3 sets of the flowers, buds, stems branchy looking pieces and leaves using the dies from the "Simply Zinnia" bundle. Daffodil Delight was used for the flowers. Wild Wheat was used for the flower centers. Crushed Curry was used for the ring around the flower center. Pumpkin Pie was used for the budding flowers. Lemon Lime Twist was used for the leaves and stems. And all of those stars are cut from Lemon Lolly. I used 43.WOW! 

I sponged on some Crushed Curry ink on the flower petals and on the tips I used a little Pumpkin Pie. And for the Pumpkin Pie buds I used Pumpkin Pie ink.

Now I was ready to assemble the flowers. I glued the Pumpkin Pie pieces together than glue them to the stem. The larger flowers were glued together and then all the stars were glued to the tips of the ferny pieces.

The larger flowers were set in place first using Dimensionals. Then the large leaves were added The Pumpkin Pie pieces were added next I put a Dimensional behind the heads of each of those flowers. Then the starred pieces were slipped under the flowers with a dot of glue on the end of the stem.

The words are from the same "Simply Zinnia" bundle and were stamped using Versa Mark and white embossing powder was heat set. I fussy cut the piece out. A Dimensional was added to the right end and glue to the rest of the strip. I set it in place and held it down for a bit until it stuck to the flowers. 

This card is SO pretty and I'm considering keeping it but I do have a special friend I own a card to so I may just sent it to her, after all I do have a photo of it on my blog, right? Oh and I don't think I'd make another one. This took a lot of time and there were a lot of pieces to it. I know it's worth it but it's just too much work and time for me. 

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

Thursday, May 02, 2024

Simply Zinnia, Flowering Zinnias, Mother's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that I found on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how it was made. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock. I taped that to the front of the card base.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I cut the bottom strip 1-3/4" x 2-2/4" and the two top pieces were cut at 1-3/4" x 3-1/4".  I taped these pieces to the Gorgeous Grape piece.

The words were printed on my computer. I used Lucinda font at 15pt. I bolded it too. I printed it out on a piece of Basic White card stock and trimmed it to 3-3/4" x 3/4".  I set it in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

The flower is from the "Simply Zinnia" bundle and was stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink. I set it up in my Stamperatus and stamped it a couple of times to make sure it was nice and dark. Then I took my light Highland Heather Blends pen and colored it in. After I colored it I used the matching die to cut it out.

The leaves were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink and they were stamped a couple of times so it was nice and dark and then it was colored in using the light Granny Apple Green Blends pen. The leaves were die cut too.

I set the flower on top of the Basic White strip using Dimensionals that only touched the strip. And for the leaves I doubled up on the Dimensionals so they were the same height as the flower.

I took some rhinestones I had and colored them using my dark Granny Apple Green Blends pen and then set them in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I got to use the stamps in the bundle, I'm usually using the dies and the DSP and not so much with the stamps. This layout could be used for many other occasions. 

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

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Cheerful Daisies, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I placed my Stampin' Up! order and now we wait! I'd like to add patiently but I'm never patient when it comes to my orders. So in the meantime I will play with what I have. Isn't it odd that what I have was perfectly fine until the new catalog came out!  LOL  Anyway, today I have a quick and easy card to share with you.  The "Cheerful Daisies" set is in the new catalog and surprisingly so, the Designer Series Paper "Fresh as a Daisy" is in it too.  DSP doesn't usually carry over and I'm thrilled that it did. Hope to see more of that in the future. So onto my card. I found it on Pinterest and I changed it a little. 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" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. I glued that to the front of the card.

The DSP is from the "Cheerful Daisies" set and was cut at 4" x 1-1/2". I glued that to the front of the card about 1-1/2" from the bottom edge of the card. 

I die cut the flowers using Basic White card stock. I colored the center with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry ink using a sponge dauber. I added a little bit of glue to hold down the detailed pieces.

The leaves were removed from the flowers after die cutting and colored using my light Highland Heather Blends pen. I was going to cut them using Highland Heather card stock but I didn't want that look, I wanted the look of some light and dark areas on it from coloring.  

I die cut the largest square from the "Stylish Shapes" set and glued it to the front of the card, lining it up equally on the right and left and about 1" up from the bottom of the card.

The flowers were added next using Dimensionals. The leaves were added with a little bit of glue.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. They were punched out using the "Double Oval" punch. Using the same punch I punched out the Highland Heather scalloped oval. I taped the two ovals together and set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. And the card was done.

I think it's such a pretty card, I'm very fond of the Highland Heather color and I think it fit perfectly with this layout.

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