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Friday, April 19, 2024

Flowering Zinnias, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun card to share with you that allows you to use a couple pieces of your Designer Series Paper (DSP). I love finding cards that allow me to use my DSP and would work for retired DSP too. I found this card on Pinterest, you can see it here. I did change it a little.

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

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock. One I taped to the inside and the other I taped to the outside.

The DSP is from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package and was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". I taped that to the Basic White piece.

Next I cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock that measured 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" and I cut the DSP from the same package at 2-3/4" x 3-3/4". I taped the DSP to the Lemon Lime Twist piece and then that was taped to the front of the card.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink and were punched out using the "Double Oval" punch. The Lemon Lime Twist scalloped oval was punched from the same punch. The ovals were taped together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card. And that was it.

This was a super quick card to make and easy too. I can see myself using up a lot of retired DSP making cards with this layout.

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

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Enduring Beauty, Throughout the Year, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have another card to share with you using the "Enduring Beauty" bundle. I found the layout on Pinterest and thought I'd use one of the pieces I stenciled the other day. 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 bottom and the fold is on the top.

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

The flower was done by stamping the image from the "Enduring Beauty" bundle using black Memento ink. Then scrubbing on the color using the matching stencil and a Blending brush. I used Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry ink for the flowers and Granny Apple Green and Garden Green for the leaves and stems. 

I die cut the piece and then taped it to the Basic White piece. The top, side and bottom were trimmed.

The words were stamped next and are from the "Throughout the Year" set using black Memento ink.

I taped the two layers together and then taped that to the front of the card.

Three brass butterflies were added to the front and the card was done.

This was a super quick and easy card to make. I do highly recommend stenciling several flower images at one time, the stencils already have the ink on them, so why not? I made 3 yellow and 3 pink. I did have to wash the stencils for the flowers but the leaves and stems stencils were just ready to go for all the cards. I do regret not making red flowers. But I still have the stencils and will probably be doing that in the near future. I hope Stampin' Up! comes up with more stenciled images.

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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

Hello and welcome to my blog.  First, illness update: today I am feeling much better. The muscle is still sore and swollen from coughing so hard and so much but the coughing is more manageable now and I don't hear gurgling when I breathe anymore so that's a great sign. I might be able to sleep better without hearing myself breathe like that. It's been 13 days so it's about time I start feeling better, right? I don't feel well enough to do any housework, that might take months to get over! LOL Okay, that aside, I have a quick and easy card to share with you today. I found it on Pinterest and you can see the original card here. There were no measurements so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how it was made. 

The base of the base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. Once cut on the short side it measures 4-1/4" x 11".  

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Real Red card stock was cut and then textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. 

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I had a scrap piece and I trimmed it to 2" x 4-1/2" and I glued it to the left side of the Real Red piece about 1/2" from the left edge. 

A 4" x 1" strip of  DSP from the same package was cut and glued to the bottom of the Real Red piece.

Some twine or linen was wrapped around the left side twice and the ends were taped to the back. If you are good at making a nice knot without clipping and taping the ends then go for it. I am not, so I wrapped my thread and taped the ends to the back. Then I tied a bow around the two strands. This is what works best for me. Plus I can slide the bow up and down to make sure I have it in the best place.

The words came next and they are from the "Simply Zinnia" bundle. I stamped them using black Memento ink on a 5/8" x 4" strip of Basic White card stock.  I snipped the ends and set the piece in place on the front of the card with Dimensionals.

Dimensionals were added to the back of the Real Red piece and it was set in place on the front of the card base.

Three brass butterflies were added and the card was done. 

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make. I think this is a great way to use up scraps of DSP (or sheets). You could make 18 cards with one full sheet.  That's a lot of cards in no time at all!

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Enduring Beauty, Throughout the Year, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have another card to share with you using the "Enduring Beauty" bundle. I had stenciled several yesterday, made a card and set the rest aside. I was closing windows on my computer and saw another card I wanted to make though I wasn't sure I wanted to use two of the flowers I had colored. After realizing how it was made I saw that it's only one flower cut in half. So I just had to make it. I saw the original card here. I have only one regret, it would have been prettier in Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, or Real Red ink. Those colors against the black would make it pop more.  Please read on to see how the card was made. 

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

On the front of the card I cut a piece of Basic White card stock 4-7/8" x 3-3/4" and textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. Then I cut it into three equal pieces that measured 1-5/8" x 3-3/4".  Keeping the pieces in order, I glued the bottom one on first, then the top one and the middle piece last.

The flower I had made yesterday. Please refer to yesterday's post to see how it was colored in. I cut the flower in half. I took a quarter sheet of card stock and lined up half of the flower on the top edge and trimmed the leaves hanging off the side. I repeated this for the bottom piece. I glued these pieces in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Throughout the Year" and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them with the die in the "Enduring Beauty" bundle. I set the words in place using Dimensionals. 

I added a couple of brass butterflies to the front and the card was done.

This was fun to make and I do think it would me SO much prettier using a color in the reds area.

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



Monday, April 15, 2024

Enduring Beauty, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a versatile card to share with you. I made mine into a birthday card but it can be used for several other occasions. It's very easy to make and you can have the prettiest coloring you've ever done! I am amazed at how it turned out. 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 Daffodil Delight card stock and I taped it to the front of the card.

A piece of Basic White card stock was used to die cut the postage stamp edged rectangle piece using the dies from the "Enduring Beauty" bundle. Then I textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that on top of the Daffodil Delight piece, centering it as much as I could by eyeing it.

I stamped the flower image using the stamp from the "Enduring Beauty" bundle on a piece of Basic White card stock with black Memento ink. I colored the piece in using the fun masks. They are numbered and have a "V" on the upper left edge so you really can't mess it up. Using my Blending Brush I colored the flowers in using Daffodil Delight ink. Then the next mask does the highlights. I scrubbed on some Crushed Curry and that was it for the flowers. Next was the leaves. I used Granny Apple Green and the next mask. And then the details on the leaves was done with another mask. I used Garden Green for that and the piece was all colored.  I set up my workspace to do several flowers at one time since I was getting the stencils all inked up. I set them aside and will make a card with them on another day. 

The bundle has a die to cut out the whole flower image. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

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. I punched them out using the punch from the "Dual Oval" punch.

Using the same punch I punched out a Granny Apple Green scalloped oval. I taped the ovals 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.

Isn't it pretty? I love the coloring, it looks SO perfect! I'm in awe!

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

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Cheerful Daisies, Day's To Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'd love to report to you that I'm feeling better but I am not. On the brighter side I'm not feeling worse, so that's a positive thing, right? It's been 10 days and you'd think I'd be over this by now. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I quit taking the over the counter cough suppressant and my head feels more clear. If the side pulled muscle didn't hurt so much I could cough and clear my lungs.  Okay, there's my health update! I'm still plugging along.  I found a pretty card that I wanted to make. I found it on Pinterest and you can see it here. There were no instructions so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how I made the card. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crushed Curry card stock. Once cut in half (on the short side) it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut two pieces of Basic White card stock that measured 4" x 5-1/4". I taped one to the inside and the other I textured with using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued that to the front of the card.

A 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Crushed Curry was cut for the top layer. And a 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the layer. On that Basic White piece I stenciled the design using the "Artistic Mix" masks and Crushed Curry ink. I scrubbed the color on using my Blending Brush. Once done I taped the piece to the Crushed Curry Layer. 

A piece of white Baker's Twine was wrapped around the layers twice and the ends were taped to the back. Then the piece was then glued in place on the front of the card base.

The flowers are from the "Cheerful Daisies" bundle using Basic White card stock. I die cut two sets. On the center of each flower I added a little Crushed Curry ink. Dimensionals were added to the back of the top flower and it was slightly offset from the bottom flower. 

The flowers were glued in place on the front of the card. I started with the large flower, then the top left flower and then the bottom flower.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using Versa Mark and heat set with white embossing powder.  I punched it out using the "Double Oval" punch. The words were set in place using Dimenisonals. I set up the small Dimensionals so they would straddle the Baker's Twine. And that was it. 

This was a fun card to make and I really like how it turned out. I think it would be fun to use Designer Series Paper (DSP) in place of the masked piece (just to save time) and make more cards like this.

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


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Cheerful Daisies, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a sweet card to share with you that I found on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I did change it a bit. There were no instructions so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how I made today's card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Starry Sky card stock. This card stock is retiring at the end of the month so I thought I'd use some before then. The color isn't the same as the color on the original card but I think it works well, it highlights the colors nicely. My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Starry Sky card stock and using the mask from the "Artistic Mix" set I took my Blending Brush and Starry Sky ink and scrubbed on some color in an ovalish shape. 

For the splatter I took my "Wink of Stella" pen and added a bit of watered down Starry Sky ink and tapped the pen against a pencil to get the water to splatter on my card stock. Once I thought it was speckled enough I set it aside to dry. 

Next I took a piece of Basic White card stock and die cut the flower pieces from the "Cheerful Daisies" bundle. For the flower centers I stamped them using Daffodil Delight ink and die cut the large one and fussy cut the smaller ones.

The leaves were cut from the flowers and were colored using my light Granny Apple Green Blends pen. I could have used Granny Apple Green card stock but I thought the Blends pen would give an uneven coloring to look more like real leaves. 

The words are from the same "Cheerful Daisies" bundle and were die cut with a die in that bundle. I used black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Pebble Path card stock. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set aside.

I glued the layers to the flowers and then the centers were set in place. A Dimensional was set to the back of the large flower and it was set in place on the front of the card. The upper flower was added next and then the lower flower. I added them with just a dot of glue.

The leaves were glued and tucked under the flowers. Then the word piece was added. I did lift up the petals on the lower flower before pressing the piece in place.

A linen bow was tied and set in place with a dot of glue.

The whole piece was set on the front of the card base using Dimensionals. A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I'm very happy with how it turned out.

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

Friday, April 12, 2024

Go To Greetings, Be Mine, Painted Texture, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I do have some good news to share with you today. I think my illness has taken a turn for the better. I was awake a lot more today than I have been since last Friday. We even ran to the store to get more cough meds and I didn't feel as weak but I couldn't wait to get home to have lunch and take a long nap. The cough is still there and is fierce but it's not as frequent so I take any baby step forward as good. Tomorrow will be even better! Today I have a card to share with you that I saw on "Heartwarmer's From Vicki". The post is dated April 11th 2024.  I loved the layout. You can use it for SO many occasions. Plus you can use up some Designer Series Paper (DPS). And the added bonus is, it's a quick card to make. 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 from the bottom and the fold is on the top. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock that I textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued this to the front of the card base.

The DSP is from the "Bee Mine" 12" x 12" package. I was thrilled to be able to use more of this paper. I hate being stuck with leftover Valentine's Day paper because I know it will not be showing up in the next catalog. Once Valentine's Day is done the paper is pretty much done. So when I can still use some I'm thrilled.  My piece of DSP measures 2" x 5-1/4".  I think the piece is not quite as wide on the original card, it's difficult to tell.  I taped the DSP to a 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Poppy Parade card stock.  Before I had taped it I die cut the ribbon layer using the die from the "Stylish Shapes" set. If you have scraps of Poppy Parade to use then by all means use them. I didn't and I didn't want to take a new piece of Poppy Parade when I could just use the layer and no one will know there's a piece missing in the middle. Once the DSP was taped to the Poppy Parade piece I glued that to the front of the card about 1/4" from the bottom edge of the card.

The words are from the "Go To Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the next size smaller ribbon die in the "Stylish Shapes" set. I taped the word piece to the Poppy Parade piece. 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 have plans on using up some wedding looking DSP and making wedding and anniversary cards using this layout. I have WAY too much DSP to use up but this will help some. And if you have some time visit Vicki's blog and see her beautiful cards.

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


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Cheerful Daisies, Bee My Valentine, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. My post was delayed a bit because whatever this cold/virus thing I have is causing me to not move as quickly as I am used to. I'm so tired.  I take long naps and sleep through the night but yet I'm still tired. But (yes, but!!!) I do have to say I am feeling a little better.  YAY!  

I found today's card on Pinterest. When I laid my eyes on it I knew I had to make one. I just loved the idea of using the "Bee My Valentine" set again. It's just a one day celebration set and to be able to use it for other occasions is a plus.  And this card has to be the best one I've seen using this on a non-Valentine's Day card. I think you will agree with me. It's such a pleasing card. You can see the original here. I did have to change the embossing folder because I didn't have the one used on it. There were no measurements so I had to figure it out for myself and I will share them with you because I know you are going to want to make one of these cards. 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 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued that to the front of the card. 

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock and die cut the center using the largest rectangle die from the "Everyday Details" set. I kept the piece that comes from the center to use on a future card (someday when I find it in a pile on my worktable LOL). 

Next I cut a 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock and colored it using my Blending Brush and Granny Apple Green ink.

The die cut piece was laid on top of the green piece so I could see where to stamp the words. The words are from the "Cheerful Daisies" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I set the piece in place under the rectangle die cut piece and then that was glued to the front of the card.

Next came the flowers. Using Basic White card stock I die cut the 3 layers of flowers and glued them together. I did have to cut them apart from the one large flower die piece. The centers were stamped using Crushed Curry ink on a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and then die cut. The small flower I ended up fussy cutting the center. I glued the centers in place.

The leaves were stamped next using Granny Apple Green and then die cut. You need three of these. And the leafy branches were die cut using Basic White card stock and colored in using the Blending Brush with Granny Apple Green ink.

The bee was stamped next. The body is Crushed Curry ink and then stamped using black Memento ink. The face was stamped next. And then the wings were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock and colored in using the Blending Brush with the ink that was still left on it. The pieces were punched out and the wings were glued to the back of the bee. And that's it, the pieces are all ready to assemble.

The large flower was set in place first using Dimensionals. I slipped the ferny branches under the flower and the pressed down on the piece. Next came the flower on the right, glue was added to the back and it was set in place on the card. The leaves were glued and slipped under the flowers. Then the top flower was glued in place. And lastly was the bee, it was glued in place and the card was done.

There was a lot of pieces to this card but it was so worth it. I just love how it looks. I think this is the card I will be giving to my mom for her 90th birthday later this month (maybe) I had already made her on that had the "90" on it. I guess I'll have to wait and see.  Anyway, I just love the looks of this card, it creates such a feeling of spring and happiness.

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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

Hello and welcome to my blog. I think you for the well wishes. I'm sorry to say that I'm not feeling better but I'm not worse, so that's good thing, right?  I think tomorrow will be a better day! I have gotten plenty of rest and am hoping that is going to make a difference. I also hope none of you catch this horrible bug. I had to go in my workroom today to fold some clothes I was in need of some undergarments! Of all the times to run out. UGH! But I figured while I was downstairs I might as well make a card while I wait for the dryer. Please read on to see how I mad today's card.

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I cut three strips at 1-1/2" x 3-3/4". I am never good at getting these strips cut right. Does anyone know of a chart out there with measurements on cutting strips for cards? I like the looks of the strips but I just can't get them spaced nicely. Just like today's card. I was making this card for my mom, I don't think her eyesight is that great so she might not notice how off it is. LOL  And if she does she probably wouldn't say anything anyway.

Anyway, I took those strips of DSP and taped them to the Basic Black piece. I thought I had centered the middle piece and tried to space the other two out from there but it didn't work. UGH. I tried several times to get it right but just had no luck. And you know me, I post the good, the bad and the ugly here!

I taped the piece to the Old Olive card base. I also taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock to the inside.

The words were done on my computer. I was looking for something that would fit in that die and couldn't find anything so I just typed up something and printed it out on card stock. The die is from the "Everyday Details" die set.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.

I think this would be a great thinking of you, get well, birthday, or friendship card too.

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


Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Simply Zinnia, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm still here. My lungs are pretty noisy and the pulled muscle on my side from coughing is very painful.  I'm feeling better sitting up than laying down and my head is not as foggy.  Whatever this is is horrid and it can go away quickly. I don't wish this on anyone. I wanted to make a card to share that is a quick one and I succeeded in that. And after I get done posting this I'm going to go lay down again. Please read on to see how today's card was made.

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 Lemon Lime Twist card stock. On top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Old Olive card stock. And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White that was textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that piece to the Old Olive piece and then that was taped to the Lemon Lime Twist piece and then that was taped to the front of the card.

The flowers are from the "Simply Zinnia" bundle. I stamped them using black Memento ink and they were cut using the matching die.

I colored the flowers using my light and dark Poppy Parade Blends pens. The centers were done using the light Pecan Pie Blends pen and Daffodil Delight Blends pen. The leaves and stems were stamped using both light and dark Old Olive Blends pens.

The circle was die cut using the second largest die in the "Stylish Shaped" set on a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowering Zinnia" 12" x 12" package. I glued that to the bottom right of the card. It's about 1/8" up from the bottom and 1/8" over from the right edge of the Basic White piece.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink and then punched out using the "Double Oval" punch. I set the words in place using a couple of Dimensionals and the card was done.

This is a very quick and easy card to make. I also think it would make a great get well, thinking of you, or Mother's Day card too!  I have lots of DPS left over and I may make a few more of these so I can use up some of that DSP.  A goal of mine this year is to use up more DSP.

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

Monday, April 08, 2024

Oh So Sorry, Too Ill to Stamp

Hello.  I'm sorry to say that I am unable to post a card today. On Easter we were with a lot of family members and one (or more) of them brought a nasty virus to the event. On Thursday afternoon it hit me. Friday I felt wiped out. By Saturday I had pulled a muscle in my back coughing and as of today I have a pulled muscle on my left side which makes it extremely painful to cough.  I wish this on no one, it's awful.

I am hoping that I can get to my workroom tomorrow and make a card to share with you.

In the meantime, happy stamping and I'll see you tomorrow,
Wanda

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Meandering Meadow, Days to Remember, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

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

On my worktable was a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Meandering Meadows" 6" x 6" package. My piece measures 3" x 4-3/4". I taped it to a 3-1/4" x 5" piece of Basic Black card stock. 

From there I took a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock and taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Garden Green card stock to it. I didn't texture it because not much of it would be showing to matter.

The DSP layered piece was taped in place on the left side 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. Using the same punch I punched out a Basic Black scalloped piece. I taped the two ovals 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. As quick and simple as that. I still have a lot of 6" x 6" sheets in that "Meandering Meadow" package and I know I won't be using them up before they retire. But I'm sure on an off day I will sit and whip up a few card using it.  And it's about time I make a bundle of cards as a gift for a friend. I had made her a nice box full a couple of years ago and I can only assume she used them all up. Making an extra card here and there adds up and the next thing you know you have a box full ready to go! 

I hope you enjoyed today's birthday card and I thank you SO very much for stopping by,
Wanda


Friday, April 05, 2024

Petal Park, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today's birthday card could be used for a number of other occasions like, thinking of you, get well, Mother's Day or friendship. I love creating cards that can be versatile. Sometimes I make extra and then stamp the word pieces but don't tape them down. I set them inside the card so I can add what I need when I need 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. 

I too a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Bee Mine" 12" x 12" package. I have SO much of that DSP left. But making extra cards for future events I should be able to use up a bit more of it. I taped that piece of DSP to the front of the card.

A 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the focal piece. I stamped the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink and then I textured it using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued this piece to the front of the card.

The flowers were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Crushed Curry for the outline and Daffodil Delight for the petals. I used my light Pecan Pie Blends pen for the flower centers. I fussy cut the flowers because I didn't buy the punch. One can only purchase so many items and make cuts where you can so you can get the items you think you'll have the most fun with. Once the flowers were cut I set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

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 also used the same punch on a scrap piece of Granny Apple Green card stock for the scalloped layer behind them. I taped the two ovals together. Dimensionals were added to the back and they were set in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

I thought this card went together quickly and it wasn't ugly! LOL

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

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Perennial Postage, Softly Stippled, Mother's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a interesting card to share with you.  I'm calling it interesting because I'm not real thrilled with it and it just didn't turn out line I had seen it in my head.  Please read on to see how I put my card together (so you can do it differently and make yours better! LOL).

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 Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Softly Stippled" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the card base.

Next I got out my "Dainty Delight" bundle and die cut the flower pieces. I used Lost Lagoon, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Poppy Parade. 

The words are from the "Perennial Postage" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the third largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" set. I die cut them so they were towards the right of the circle so the flowers could cover some of it.

The word piece had to be taped down first. Next came the long curved Lost Lagoon stem. Then the Pool Party flowers were added. The Poppy Parade ones were added and then the Powder Pink flowers. Little leaves were added here and there.

To finish off the card I took some clear embellishments and I colored them using my dark Pool Party Blends Pen.

I have to laugh every time I type the words Pool Party. I'm a pretty fast typer and sometimes Pool gets typed Poop.  Fortunately I catch it before I publish my posts!  LOL If it weren't for muscle memory I think poop would show up a lot more.  

This was a fun card to make but I'm not fond of the colors I chose.  But some mom is going to love the card because her child gave it to her, right?  Nod your head yes to make me feel better! LOL

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

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Gone Fishing, Days to Remember, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

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

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

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Very Vanilla card stock. One I taped to the inside and the other I textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that piece to the front of the card.

For my card I am using up pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP). My DSP is from the "Gone Fishing" 12" x 12" package. 

The colorful fishing lures one measures 2" x 4" and the Mossy Meadow layer behind it measures 2-1/4" x 4-1/4".  I glued that piece on the front of the card and eyed it so it looked equal on the top, bottom and left side.

Next I cut a piece from the same package that measured 2" x 2".  I had stated that these were scrap but I did have to trim them a bit so they were nice rounded numbers. The Mossy Meadow layer behind this piece measures 2-1/4" x 2-1/4".  I taped that piece to the colorful lures piece.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using a freshly inked (very juicy) black Memento ink pad. I punched it out using the oval from the "Dual Oval" punch. Using the same punch I punched out the scalloped oval. I taped the ovals together, added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card.

Using another piece of DSP from the same package, I fussy cut two fish for the front of the card. The small fish was glued to the bottom and the large fish has Dimensionals behind it.  And that was it, the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I have lots more fish cut out to play with. It's amazing how many things you can fussy cut while watching tv!  This would make a nice Father's Day card too!

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

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Gone Fishing, Days to Remember, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a masculine 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 Very Vanilla card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I was using scraps from my "Gone Fishing" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) package. The denim looking piece measures 3" x 4" and the Boho Blue layer behind it measures 3-1/4" x 4-1/4".  I taped the two pieces together and then taped it to the front of the left side of the card.

The fishing lures piece measures 2" x 3-3/4" and the Boho Blue layer behind it measures 2-1/4" x 4". I taped the layers together and then taped that to the front of the card. I left about the same amount of space between the layers and the bottom edge of the card. It's about the same distance at the top part of the card. I also centered it on the denim piece so it looks like there's equal amounts of denim showing on each side of this strip.

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 using the same punch I punched out the scalloped oval. I taped the ovals together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

This is a very quick and easy card to make and it's great to be using those pieces of DSP that are just sitting in the bottom of the package. I have SO much DSP that I know I will never use it all up.  But I'll use what I can when I can! At least I'm making an effort, right? 

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

Monday, April 01, 2024

Days to Remember, Dainty Delight"Bee Mine, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that has a fun layout. I found a card on Pinterest with the layout and thought I'd give it a try. You can see that card here. I changed it a lot because I wanted to use more of the "Bee Mine" Designer Series Paper (DSP) that will be retiring at the end of the month.  I still have quite a bit left because I don't make many Valentine's Day cards. I had to guess at the measurements because there was no link to the original card. 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 two pieces of DSP from the "Bee Mine" 12" x 12" package at 5-1/4" x 2-1/4" and 5-1/4" x 2-3/4".  

For the flowered piece (5-1/4" x 2-1/4") I marked 3/4" from the top on the left side and 1-1/4" from the top on the right side. The bottom was marked at 1-1/4" from the right side. I cut the piece from the side marks to the bottom center mark. 

For the red piece (5-1/4" x 2-3/4") I marked 2" from the top on the left side and 1-3/4" from the top on the right side. The bottom mark is at 1-3/4" from the left side. Again I cut the pieces from the side marks to the bottom center mark.

The layer is a piece of  Lemon Lime Twist, a color that causes me to step outside of my comfort zone. It's now one of my favorite colors and I would bet that when it retires someday I will still be on my first package of it! I taped my DSP pieces to the card stock and took them to my paper trimmer and cut them about 1/8" from the sides and bottoms edges.  Then I taped the flowered one to the red one and that was taped 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. The scalloped layer is a scrap piece of the Lemon Lime Twist. I taped the two layers together, added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card.

The die cut flower is from the "Dainty Delight" bundle and was cut using Poppy Parade card stock. And a scrap piece of Basic White card stock for the center. I used a dot of glue to hold the flower pieces together and another dot for the center of the flower. I added a small Dimensional to the back and set it in place on the front of the card

I thought the card needed something on the left side and once I stamped the little flower from the "Days to Remember" set I knew I didn't like it. It's Poppy Parade ink so it matched but it isn't the right place for it. In hindsight I think I should have cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it with one of the current embossing folders and used that to set the DSP pieces on. Perhaps I wouldn't have needed to add anything in that open are since the texture would take care of it.  The world may never know! LOL  I would recommend doing it that way unless you can come up with something better for that plain open area.

It was a fun card to make. I like the different cut layers, it's a nice change.

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

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Hills of Tuscany, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun card to share with you using the "Hills of Tuscany" set. I hear the word Tuscany and I think of the move "Under the Tuscan Sun."  Wonderful movie. Anyway, I found this card on the net. There's a video and you can follow it. I thought it started out making the card with the circle but it was making one using the arched die cut piece. So I ended up just cutting a circle on mine. It's okay, I still like it. You can see the video here.  Please read on to see how the card is made.

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

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock. One was taped to the inside and the other was textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued that to the front of the card. 

A 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I glued that to the front left side of the card. 

Now came the fun stamping. First the sky went in using Balmy Blue ink. Then the house in Copper Clay with a Pebble Path roof. The grassy area was stamped using Old Olive, Mine was stamped more times than in the video only because I couldn't get my white open areas inked. But it's still pretty. The water was added next using Lost Lagoon ink. I was following along as the lady was teaching it and she said she used the Lost Lagoon stamped off before stamping it on the front of the card. I just never learn to watch the video first, I just jump in and play along. We all make mistakes but it still turned out nice and with the way I did mine the water doesn't show much. The trees were added next using Mossy Meadow ink and lastly was the sun which was stamped using Crushed Curry.

I used the 5th smallest circle in the "Deckled Circles" die set.  Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the same "Hills of Tuscany" set and were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I cut them using the die from the ""Stylish Shapes" die set. A Dimensional was added to the left side and some double sided tape to the right side and it was set in place on the front of the card.  And that was it, the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I do like how it turned out. I may follow another one of her cards on the video but for now I'll just leave it here.

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


Saturday, March 30, 2024

Perennial Postage, Forever Love, Around the Bend, Mother's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a Mother's Day card to share with you. It's nice to get a jump on needed cards, isn't it? I like to try to plan ahead when I can and sometimes it actually works out! 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. After making my card I think Very Vanilla would have been a better choice. The card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 3" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Forever Love" 12" x 12" package. I die cut the bottom area of that piece using the curved die from the "Around the Bend" bundle. 

Using the same die set I cut the scalloped piece using gold foil card stock. I taped the DSP to the gold piece.

Next I cut a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of DSP from the same "Forever Love" package. I taped the piece to the bottom of the card base and then the foil layered piece was taped to the upper part of the card base.

The words are from the "Perennial Postage" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the 4th circle in the "Stylish Shapes" set and I used the 3rd circle from that set on a piece of gold foil card stock. I taped the two circles together and set it in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  And the card was finished.

This was a fun card to make. It was quick and easy and has an elegant look to it. Though I do recommend you use Very Vanilla card stock instead of Basic White. The white is just too bright and looks out of place. But the mom that receives it will not care.

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

Friday, March 29, 2024

Inspirational Sketches, Everyday Details, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a thank you card to share with you using the "Inspirational Sketches" set. 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 Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Forever Love" 12" x 12" package. I don't know why I had ordered it but I thought I should play with some of it before it retires. 

The diamond shaped die from the "Everyday Details" die set was used twice to make the dotted design on the left side of the piece of DSP. I added tape on the right side and little dots of glue to the left side and set it in place on the front of the card base.

The bird is from the "Inspirational Sketches" set and was stamped using black Memento ink. I colored it in using my light Lost Lagoon Blends pen. I was going to use the Pretty Peacock but it was way too dark so I had to go with the next closet color. The belly was colored in using the light and dark Petal Pink Blends pen and the beak, feet and branch were colored in using the light Pecan Pie Blends pen. I cut the piece using the die from the "Everyday Details" set. The piece was set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. I just eyed it so it was equal (enough) on the left, top and right.

The words are from the "Inspirational Sketches" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the die from the same "Everyday Details" set. I set them in place using Dimensionals and the card was done. 

Such a sweet bird. I forgot I had gotten this set and I don't think I bought it for the bird, I think it was the flowers in the set. I will have to play with that image soon.

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

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Meandering Meadows, Heartfelt Hexagons, Everyday Details, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a simple and quick sympathy 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 bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and die cut the dotted diamond shapes using the "Everyday Details" die set.  Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

Next I used the same die set to cut the circle from a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Meandering Meadows" 6" x 6" package. I set it in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Heartfelt Hexagons" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the rectangle from the same die set. Dimensionals were added to the left side and tape to the right where it would be sticking to the circle. And that was it, the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I think if I were to make another one I would use a smaller word piece, I think this is just a little too big. But it's still okay.  

And now I have another scrap strip to make a card like I did yesterday! Ya gotta use up those strips of scrap!

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



Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Meandering Meadows, Days to Remember, Birthday Cards, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a super quick card(s) to share with you. Yesterday I made a card using the "Meandering Meadows" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 6" x 6" stack. After cutting the piece I needed for my card there was a pretty strip leftover and I didn't want to toss it in recycling, so I put it back in the package. I had noticed that there was another one in the package too, it was a hair wider but still, it's leftover and in the package. So I decided to make cards with the two strips. Please read on to see how these cards were made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut the Crushed Curry strips at 5-1/2" x 2-1/4". I cut two of them. That was my mistake, I should have measured the wider strip and cut the card stock to fit it but I ended up trimming the DSP and all was well. 

The strips were taped to the card stock pieces and then taped to the front of the card about 1/4" from the fold. 

Using the "Double Oval" punch, I punched out two scalloped ovals and set them aside. 

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the same punch. I taped the ovals together. Dimensionals were added to the back and then set in place on the front of the card.  And the card was done.

Super simple and you get to use your scrap pieces. Yay!

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Heartfelt Hexagon, Meandering Meadows, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a pretty sympathy card to share with you. I like a layout I saw on Pinterest and I ran with it. You can see that card here. Please read on to see how I made my 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 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Garden Green card stock and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crushed Curry card stock. I taped the two layers together.  

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Meandering Meadows" 6" x 6"package. It was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and taped on top of the Crushed Curry piece. That was all taped to the card base.

Next I stamped the words using the "Heartfelt Hexagon" bundle. I stamped the border image using black Memento ink and the words were stamped using Garden Green ink. I punched the piece out using the matching "Heartfelt Hexagon" punch. The "Heartfelt Hexagon" set is retiring but the punch is staying. I wonder what new set will come out to replace it so the punch can still be used. I'm hanging onto mine for a while, I still like the words in it.  Anyway, after punching the piece out 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 love using this DSP, it allows for making a super quick and easy card that is SO lovely. The scenes in this stack have such a serene feel to them.

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

Monday, March 25, 2024

Darling Details, Give it a Whirl, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun card to share with you that was done using a technique that is trending. It's fun, quick and easy. I found a video here but only watched it to learn about the circle and I just did the rest on my own. You can see the video here. Please read on to see how I made my card. 

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Copper Clay card stock for the layer and on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock. I taped the Copper Clay and Basic White piece to the front of the card.

Next came the circles. I used the "Fresh as a Daisy" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and die cut two circles. I used the "Stylish Shapes" die set for that. I used the  3rd and 4th largest circles for this. You can use any circles you have, punches or dies, it's up to you how big you want your birds. You can also just do a single bird. I would do that if I had used a larger circle. Anyway, after die cutting the circles you fold them, not quite in half.  Here is another area with wiggle room. It depends on how much of the "belly" you want to show and that's where you fold it. A dimensional is added to the inside. I put mine about 1/4" away from the edge of the smaller half of the circle.

The bird bodies were set on top of the Basic White card stock for leg and word placement. When I saw where I thought they looked the best I taped them in place. 

Taking the Basic Black marker I drew the legs and toes. (I had opened my Basic Black Blends pen and some liquid came out and of course it would land on the card where it would make some color bleed. That's why the bottom bird's left leg has a mark on it. Grrrr).  Okay, once the legs were drawn in it was time to make the beak. I cut a 1/2" strip of Basic Black card stock and just snipped a couple triangles. I used a dot of glue and slipped them under the circle a little.

The tails were made by die cutting two hearts using a scrap piece of DSP. I glued them to the backs of the birds.

For the eyes I used some retired "Polished Dots" and I colored them in using my Basic Black Blends pen.  I don't know why some of my pens spew out some clear liquid but when they do they make a mess and I have not learned to just open them over an area that has nothing on it that matters. I let the eyes dry for a little bit and then I set them in place on the birds.

The "hello" is from the "Darling Details" set. There's supposed to be "there" under the "hello" but I lined up the "hello" on the edge of the card stock and the "there" didn't get stamped. It was a way of masking without masking!  Quick and easy. The piece was trimmed to 1/2" x 1". A piece of Boho Blue was cut to measure 3/4" x 1-1/4". I taped the words to the Boho Blue piece and then that was set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

This was such a fun and quick card to make. I like how it turned out (except for the little bird's leg). I need to look and see what other color DSP I have that would work. I think I'd like to try something that is a bit more colorful. But all in all it was a nice learning experience.

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

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Heartfelt Hexagons, Fresh as a Daisy, Wedding Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a wedding card to share with you. I found the layout to this card here and of course I changed it a little. Please read on to see how I made this card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Bubble Bath card stock and taped it to the card base.

Next I cut a 4"x 5-1/4" piece of Moody Mauve card stock and taped it on top of the Bubble Bath piece.

A 3-1/4" x 4-1/8" piece of Bubble Bath card stock was cut and the strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fresh as a Daisy" 12" x 12" package was taped in place. Those strips measure 1" x 4" and you need three of them.

Once the strips were taped on the piece was set in place on top of the card. I eyed it so the left, top and right looked equal.

The words are from the "Heartfelt Hexagon" set and were stamped using Moody Mauve for the outer design and Copper Clay for the words but the two are so close in color that it looks like it was stamped with the same color.  I punched out the words using the "Heartfelt Hexagon" punch. 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 fun card to make. I liked taping the strips and I was surprised that I didn't mix them up and have to play a matching game to get them sorted out, I usually do.

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


Saturday, March 23, 2024

Simply Zinnia, Timeless Arrangements, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that I found on Pinterest. It's the scored lines that caught my eye. You can see the original card here. I did change it a bit. There were no instructions on how to make the card so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how I made my version of the card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Berry Burst card stock. I stamped the Zinnia from the "Simply Zinnia" bundle using Berry Burst ink. I only stamped around the edges since the majority of the card base will be covered.

I cut a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Basic White card stock. I added 5 score lines. I with my card stock in my scoring board with the short side along the top, I scored the piece 5 times starting at 1" to 1-1/2". Then I turned my card stock so the long side was on the top and I made 5 score lines starting at 3-1/4" to 3-3/4".  
When doing the first set of score lines, only go down about 2-1/2". I placed my finger in that area so once my stylus hit it I knew it was far enough. Then when I turned the piece I scored down to those 5 score lines. You don't have to meet them perfectly, they will be covered.

The words are from the "Timeless Arrangements" bundle and were stamped using Berry Burst ink.

Next I taped the piece to the front of the card base about 1/4" from the top and 1/4" from the right edge. Make sure you tape the side of the card stock that does not have the bumps on.  You are taping the same side that was facing you on the scoring board. I made a tiny pencil mark on mine so I would see it and remember that this is the side to add tape.  

I fussy cut a zinnia from a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I also cut two leaves. I didn't do a perfect job of fussy cutting and I usually just take a matching marker or Blends Pen and run the belly of the marker/pen over the edges. This time I just placed the flower between my thumb and middle finger and ran it over the ink pad like it was a cutting wheel. It covered my ugly cutting and it looks like I did a perfect job! Shhhh, don't tell anyone! LOL I should have taken a before and after pic. So once I got my "perfect" flower ready, Dimensionals were added to the back and I set it in place where the lines meet. I taped down the leaves.

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

This was a very quick and easy card to make and I really love those lines. They are simple and elegant.

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

Friday, March 22, 2024

Timeless Arrangements, Simply Zinnia, Thank You card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a thank you card to share with you. I should be making Easter cards for our granddaughters but I have a whole week left to do that, right? Nothing like waiting till the last minute, which is what will happen! I know me too well! LOL  Anyway, I found out that the "Timeless Arrangements" set is going to be retiring so I thought I'd take mine out and make a thank you card. Please read on to see how this card was made and how quickly it went together.

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 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock for the layer. On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White that I textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder (I don't know if it's retiring or not). If I had to guess I would have to say it is because it's one of my favorites and that's how it goes for me! So back to the card. I glued the Basic White piece to the Shaded Spruce piece and then I taped that to the front of the card base.

The words are from the "Simply Zinnia" bundle and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I cut them out using the stitched rectangle die from the "Timeless Arrangements" bundle. 

Next I die cut the leaves using Shaded Spruce card stock, the flowers using Bubble Bath (I don't know why I always start typing bubble gum) card stock and the dotted stems were die cut using gold foil card stock. I taped them down on top of the word piece with the green first, then the pink and lastly the gold. I added Dimensionals to the back on the bottom edge and just below the area where the layers of the dies are stacked. If you put your Dimensionals on top of that your piece will be tilted because of the thickness of those 3 pieces.  Once that was done I set the piece in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

I think it took longer standing at my Big Shot texturing and die cutting than it did to put the piece together.

I do like how it turned out. I had originally die cut Poppy Parade flowers but it looked like it was more of a Christmas thank you than a spring one. I suppose Granny Apple Green card stock would have really given it that spring look.  But it's okay, I like how it turned out anyway.

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

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Around the Bend, Bee Mine, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun card to share with you. I found the instructions on Pinterest while actually looking for something other than a card! You can see that video here. I don't know what the technique is called but it's easy and fun.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Sweet Sorbet card stock. Since it's an in color that is retiring soon I wanted to make sure I use more of it up before the end of April. Actually I forgot about that in color, it seems once the new ones come into play the previous ones are pushed aside.  Anyway, my card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut two pieces of Basic White card stock that measure 4" x 5-1/4" each. I taped one to the inside. 

On the outside piece I taped down four pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Bee Mine" 12" x 12" package. I cut these four pieces at 2-1/2" x 1-7/8". The DSP is scored on 4 corners. See the photo to know where each piece is scored. I marked my pieces at 1" on one side and 1" on the next side and folded the corner now. I did glue mine to hold it in place. 

Then I tape these pieces on the Basic White piece leaving about 1/8" border on all sides.

The words are from the retiring "Around the Bend" bundle using Sweet Sorbet ink. I kind of regret using that color. The Parakeet Party would have been too light and I think the Balmy Blue might have been too light too. I guess I should have tested it out on a scrap piece first. But I do know black Memento ink would have been way too bold. 

Once the words were stamped I taped that piece to the card base and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and a way to use up some of those scrap pieces of  DSP.

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Playing in the Rain, Bee Mine, Friendship or Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun layout to share with you. I found it here. I didn't see any measurements so here's how I made it.

I like to use a folded half-sheet of Basic White for my cards because the colored paper is a lot more expensive, this way I can get 4 cards from one sheet of colored paper as opposed to 2. With the cost of paper going up all of the time it's the better way for me to go. Plus I don't have to add a Basic White piece to the insides for writing on. For me it's a win/win.

My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue for the top layer. I textured that piece using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued it to the front of the card.

Using a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Bee Mine" 12" x 12" package I cut three pieces that measured 1" x 3".  I glued these strips on in a zig zag sort of way. If you remove the bunny it looks like a backwards "Z".

The bunny is from the "Playing in the Rain" set and was stamped using black Memento ink. I colored in the shirt using my Blender Pen and my Sweet Sorbet ink pad. The ears and nose were colored in using the light Powder Pink Blends pen. Dimensionals were added to the back of the bunny and it was set in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the same "Playing in the Rain" set and were stamped using Balmy Blue ink. I cut them out using the 4th largest circle in the "Stylish Shapes" set. I see the piece in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. I did add a tiny dot of glue under the bunnies foot so it stayed down.

I added some flowers from the "Loose Daisy" embellishments package. They were randomly glued in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun and quick card to make. I've never made this type of layout before. It was different and I do like it.

I'm not sure what category this card would go in, it could fit under several of them, friendship, birthday, for an accomplishment, for other types of good news.... What do you think?

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