Halloween Trick or Treat Halloween Banner

Halloween "Trick or Treat" BannerThis “Trick or Treat” Halloween Banner is a quick and easy project if you have a Big Shot, the Perfect Pennant Bigz Die, and the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies.  It took me about 45 minutes to design the color scheme, choose the papers, cut the papers, find the Bigz Dies, and put it all together.  With the instructions you should be able to do it in about 15-20 minutes.  Enjoy making one for yourself!

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Two sheets of each color
Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:  Perfect Pennant Bigz Die
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die
Endless Love Sizzix Alphabet Sizzlits (not Stampin’ Up!)
Other:  Crop-o-Dile
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
White Baker’s Twine

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut six each 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Basic Black and Tangerine Tango.  You can cut 3-4 layers of card stock with your Big Shot and the Perfect Pennant Die.  Place the card stock layers so they cover the two triangles that are next to each other.  Cut all twelve layers.
2.  Cut six each 2″ squares in Basic Black and Tangerine Tango.  Use the Typeset Alphabet Dies to cut out the letters.
~Basic Black:  T (3) I K E
~Tangerine Tango:  R (2) C A
~Small OR using the smaller Endless Love Sizzlits or hand cut them out.
3.  Assemble your Pennants.  Make six with the large Basic Black and the Small Tangerine Tango triangle combination.  Make 5 with the large Tangerine and small Balck triangles.  Stack in layers of 3-4 pennants and punch the corner holes using your Crop-o-Dile, hole punch or Paper Piercing Tool.  I chose the Crop-o-Dile because it could punch through multiple layers.  I used the smaller hole punch.
4.  Add your letters.  Lay out your Pennants starting with the large black, then the large Tangerine Tango Triangles.  Continue alternating pennant colors.  You should start and end with the large Black Triangles.  Now glue one letter on each triangle except the “or” which share a large Tangerine Tango Triangle.
5.  Cut 5 feet of White Baker’s Twine and thread it through the holes of your Pennants.  This will leave about 1 foot of Twine at the end of each side of the Pennant.  I went front to back with the first hole and back to front with the second hole in each pennant because I wanted the Baker’s Twine to only show where the corners connected.  Tie a little loop at each end to fit around the nails you are hanging it on.
6.  Hang up and enjoy your Quick & Cute Halloween Banner.  These are quick enough to make and give as gifts.  If you already have the dies each Banner costs about $1.25 in supplies.

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Happy Halloween Crafting!
Nendy

MDS Downloads for September 3, 2013

There are SIX Downloads today.  At least 4 are from either the Annual Catalog or the Holiday Catalog.  I am pretty excited!

Build A Banner Simply Created Kit – Digital Download  #135230  $9.95
Download includes:
* 30-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 3 punches
Features:
* Build your own banners with this kit inspired by the traditional Build a Banner Simply Created Kit
Build A Banner Simply Created Kit -- Digital Download
Etcetera Designer Series Paper – Digital Download  #134231  $4.95
Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers
Features:
* Based on the traditional Etcetera Designer Series Paper
* A variety of patterns to ensure you have all the bits and pieces you need for your projects
Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Etcetera Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
Go With Heart Framables – Digital Download  #135232  $17.95
Download includes:
* 6-page designer décor template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 1-page designer décor template (12″ x 12″)
* 3-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 8 Designer Series Papers
* 4 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Make a bold statement in your own home with these gallery art framables
Colors:
Crushed Curry, Not Quite Navy, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, So Saffron
Go With Heart Framables -- Digital Download

Notable Notions Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #135233  $5.95
Download includes:
* 8-piece stamp brush set
Notable Notions Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Oh, Goodie Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #135237  $3.95
Download includes:
* 4-piece SVG stamp brush set
Oh, Goodie Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
You’re My Hero Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #135236  $3.95
Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set
You're My Hero Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Read more about the History of Labor Day from the United States Department of Labor.  I am thankful that everyone in my family has a job.  I am thankful that different people like different kinds of work so all the bases get covered.  I am also thankful that we are continuing to improve working conditions in the United States.  There are always ways we can improve.  Everyone needs to work and do something to feel accomplishment and work helps raise out self-esteem.

I did make a MDS Card to celebrate Labor Day.  Enjoy spending time with your family and friends.
Happy Labor Day!

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Happy Labor Day!
Nendy

So Grateful for You Butterfly Card

I made this “I’m So Grateful There’s You in the WorldButterfly Card as part of an Online Class I took.  It is an elegant, yet quick to make card.  It also uses the two Butterfly Punches, one of which is on Sale in a Bundle with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set until September 30, 2013.  Have fun making this card for someone special in your life.
Grateful for You Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Chalk Talk w#130631  c#130634  (Bundle with Framelits  w#132731  c#132730)
Ink:  Early Expresso
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding
Early Espresso
Very Vanilla
2013-2015 In Color Paper Stack  #130136
Big Shot:  Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder  #130917
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Elegant Butterfly  #127526
Bitty Butterfly #129406
Other:  Pistachio Pudding 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim #130020
Subtles Candy Dots  #130933
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Early Espresso layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Set aside.
3.  Cut your Very Vanilla layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Place in your Beautifully Baroque embossing folder with about 1″ sticking out of the folder so it will remain flat.  Run through your Big Shot.  Adhere to your Early Espresso layer with Tombow or SNAIL.
4.  Add your Ruffled Trim.  I cut about 6″.  Put some SNAIL along the flat part by the embossed line and put your Ruffled Trim on trying not to stretch it.  Attach Ruffled Trim to the back of the Early Espresso layer with either SNAIL, Tombow or Glue Dots.
5.  Cut out the desired Chalk Talk label from Early Espresso card stock.  Stamp Chalk Talk sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch out with the Extra Large Oval punch.  Adhere to Early Espresso Label with Dimensionals.  Adhere label to card over the Ruffled Trim with Dimensionals.
6.  Punch Elegant Butterfly from Pistachio Pudding card stock.  Punch Bitty Butterfly from Designer Series Paper.  Adhere Butterflies together with Glue Dot.  Add Candy Dot to center of Butterfly.  Adhere Butterfly to card with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your fun card before you give it to someone special to show you appreciate them.

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Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Two Promotions Only until August 31, 2013 (Plus some NEW Promotions!)

Here are a couple of August 31, 2013 deadlines you need to be aware of.  The first two end August 31, 2013:  Paper Pumpkin 50% off Deal AND Join Stampin’ Up! and get your choice of a FREE Kit in addition to your Starter Kit!

1.  Join My Paper Pumpkin by August 31, 2013 and get your first two months for only $10!  Use the Promo Code:  PUMPKINDEAL in order to get this special price!  The Regular Subscription price is $19.95 and will start your third month.  Shipping is included in the price.  Tax will be charged where applicable.  Your Welcome Kit will arrive around the last week in August.  You can skip a month or two if the finances are tight, just do so before the 10th of the month you need to skip.  You can get more information and signup HERE.  Remember the PUMPKINDEAL Promo Code to get this special price!


2.  Join Stampin’ Up! and become an Independent Demonstrator like me!
  If you signup by August 31st you will get your choice of FOUR FREE KITS in addition to the Starter Kit.  The Starter Kit is just $99 and you get to choose up to $125 in merchandise from the Annual or Holiday catalogs or Online Only merchandise.  You will also get your choice of Business Supplies packages.  I will be happy to have you join my Creative Corner Crafters group!  You can join as a Hobby Demonstrator (get your products at a 20% discount and sell to family and a few friends).  Or you can join as a Business Demonstrator so you can earn enough money to pay bills or for your children’s sports, music, or other lessons.  How much you earn is up to you and the available time you have and how much effort you put into your business.  I am here to help you.  I also have a Training for Success Site that I am putting together.  Here is more information on my Blog.   Join Here.

Butterfly Wood-mount Bundle
3.  Save 15% off Butterfuly Bundle Special Offer August 29th-September 30th, 2013.  Get the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch together and save 15%.  You can choose the Clear Mount Bundle (#135311) for $26.27 and save $4.63.  OR you can choose the Wood Mount Bundle (#135312) for $29.67 and save $5.23.  If you already own both the stamp set and punch, you could buy this bundle for someone for Christmas or an upcoming Birthday or other occasion.  The Bitty Butterfly punch (in this bundle) coordinates with the small butterflies in the stamp set.  The Elegant Butterfly punch coordinates with the large butterflies in the stamp set.

Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
4.  New Color Single Markers available through October 31st.
 Do you need Markers in the NEW Colors?  You can buy them in a New Color Kit or as Single Markers.  If you already have some of them you can just get the ones you are missing.
New Color Kit:
~Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit #130034 $28.95:  Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
Single Markers $3.50 each
~Bermuda Bay #131899
~Blushing Bride #131265
~Calypso Coral #131902
~Crushed Curry #131901
~Island Indigo  #131905
~Pear Pizzazz  #131266
~Pool Party  #131904
~Smoky Slate #131898
~Soft Sky  #131900
~Wisteria Wonder #131903

5.  Holiday Single Stamps available until January 31, 2014.  These are Clear Mount Stamps packaged in a cello bag.  You can buy a Clear Mount Stamp Case to put them in.  I will list the Clear Mount Block you will use with each stamp (Clear Mount Block not included with Stamp).
~Be Merry #134767  Block E  (Coordinates with Chalk Talk Framelits)
Be Merry Clear-Mount Stamp Set
~Joy and Love #134771  Block E  (Coordinates with Deco Label Collection Framelits)
Joy and Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set
~Prince of Peace  #134811  Block E  (Coordinates with the Deco Label Collection Framelits(
Prince of Peace Clear-Mount Stamp Set
~A Gift for You #134765  Block C  (Coordinates with Label Bracket Punch)
A Gift for You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
~Cheers  #134769  Block D
Cheers Clear-Mount Stamp Set
~Christmas Star  #134813  Block F
Christmas Star Clear-Mount Stamp Set
~Magical Season  #134777  Block D  (Coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits)
Magical Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set
~Wonderful Blessing  #134779  Block E  (Coordinates with the Circles Collection Framelits)
Wonderful Blessing Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

My Digital Studio Basics Video Update

There have been several major changes to the My Digital Studio program since I recorded my first MDS Basics video so I decided to make a new one.  I will show you the basics of making a card which you can email your family and friends or you can have it professionally printed (envelope included).


MDS SUPPLIES:
My Digital Studio (MDS)   FREE Trial    MDS Disc Software  MDS Download
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #134853
Blossom Party Shape 1 Punch  #124466
Fun Flowers Shapes Punches  #124453
Lots of Tags Shape 1 Punch  #124439
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch  #122151
Dahlias  #130979

NOTE:  I did forget to do the drop shadow on the Dahlia.  I would recommend 52% Opacity and 6 Blur.

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My Digital Studio Downloads for August 27, 2013

There are EIGHT fun new My Digital Studio (MDS) downloads available today.  The FREE computer desktop Wallpaper for September is also available.  There is a Kit that coordinates with the FREE Desktop Wallpaper.  The Chevron Punch, a Traveling Tag, and 3 Stamp Brush sets, and one Pocket Cards Kit are also available starting today.  My favorites is the the Chevron Punch.

Come back tomorrow and watch an Updated version of my MDS 101-The Basics video.

Old School September Wallpaper – Digital Download  #134979  $FREE
Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (desktop wallpaper in six sizes)
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Coordinates with the Old School September Kit
* Transition into school and fall with a retro trendy look
Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Dusty Durango, Island Indigo, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Old School September Wallpaper -- Digital Download
Old School September Kit – Digital Download  #134978  $9.95
Download includes:
* 33-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 14 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Transition into school and fall with a retro trendy look
Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Dusty Durango, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Old School September Kit -- Digital Download
Chevron Border Punch – Digital Download  #135226  $1.95
Download includes:
* 1 punch
Chevron Border Punch -- Digital Download
Chillin Out Pocket Cards – Digital Download  #134980  $5.95
Download includes:
* 7-page designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 20-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 26 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Document your summer fun with this relaxing set of pocket cards
Colors:
Crisp Cantaloupe, Not Quite Navy, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Soft Sky
Chillin Out Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #135229  $5.95
Download includes:
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set
Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Rev Up The Fun! Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #135228  $3.95
Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set
Rev Up The Fun! Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
The Traveling Tag – Digital Download  #134986  $2.95
Download includes:
* 1-page designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Use this tag to travel from gift to gift among your family and friends to see where it has been and for what occasion
* Use on a gift bag or a wine bottle
Colors:
Basic Gray, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
The Traveling Tag -- Digital Download
Timeless Talk Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #135227  $3.95
Download includes:
* 7-piece SVG stamp brush set
Timeless Talk Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

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Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

“Hi” Label Thinlit Card Die

I just got the Label Card Thinlit Dies and had to try them out!  This is a really quick way to make a fun card.  I also used the new Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp set for the little heart stamp.
Label Thinlit Card - Closed

SUPPLIES: Stamps:  Another Thank You Photopolymer #133454
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Silver Metallic Encore Pad  #132142
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler 6-1/2″ x 6″
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Label Card Thinlit Die  #133479
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Gingham Garden Washi Tape #129314
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Craft Tweezers from your local Craft Store
Label Framelit Card - Open Front View

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Label Thinlit Card out with your Big Shot and Label Thinlit Die.  Crease the score lines with your Bone Folder.  Wasn’t that easy!!!
2.  Cut out two Labels from Whisper White using the Label die in the set.  Also cut out a “i {heart} u” from Whisper White and two “hi”s from Cherry Cobbler.  Watch this video if you need help using Thinlits Dies.
3.  Adhere a “hi” to each Whisper White Label.  Stamp a Little Heart to “dot your ‘i'” using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Adhere the Whisper White Labels to each side of the Label cutout on the card.
4.  Cover the Heart on the “i {heart} u” with Washi Tape trimming the excess off.  Adhere to your card in the desired position.  Note:  OR you can use the Small Heart Punch to punch out a heart to cover the Whisper White heart.
5.  Randomly stamp lots of little hearts using the Silver Metallic ink.
6.  Practice moving your card so you can see both sides of the Label.  Hopefully the person you give it to will enjoy it just as much!  You can write your note on the back of the card.  When it is folded it will fit inside a Medium Envelope.
Label Card Thinlit - Back view

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy

Emboss your Envelopes

Watch this Video now!Make a fun Embossed Envelope!Do you want a quick way to add some elegance or excitement to the card you are sending?  You can when you use an Embossing Folder to emboss your envelope flap!  It is quick and easy and takes just a minute or so.  The person getting  a card with an Embossed Envelope will know there is a special card inside even if you do not stamp anything on the outside of your envelope.

Here is a quick video to show you how.  (2 minutes 33 seconds)

SUPPLIES:
Big Shot #113439
Embossing Folder of your choice.  I used Beautifully Baroque  #130917
Envelope or make your own with the Simply Scored and the Diagonal Plate OR Envelope Punch Board (available September 1, 2013!)

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Happy Embossing!
Nendy

My Digital Studio Downloads for August 20, 2013

There are SIX fun My Digital Studio (MDS) Downloads for today.  Four are Stamp Brush sets that are also stamp sets from the Holiday 2013 Catalog.  The last two will help document your summer travels.  There are several of these I am going to get and use this fall.  Have fun with your own Digital Projects!

Harvest Of Thanks Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134930  $3.95
Download includes:
* 4-piece stamp brush set
Harvest Of Thanks Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Magnificent Maple Stamp Brush – Digital Download  #134929  $2.95
Download includes:
* 1-piece stamp brush
Magnificent Maple Stamp Brush -- Digital Download
Outdoor Exploration Kit – Digital Download  #134982  $9.95
Download includes:
* 41-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 24 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Document those nights under the starts, in the mountains, and out in the woods
* Show off your camping and hiking trips
Colors:
Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Soft Sky, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Outdoor Exploration Kit -- Digital Download
Perfectly You Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134931  $3.95
Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set
Perfectly You Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Truly Grateful Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134928  $3.95
Download includes:
* 6-piece stamp brush set
Truly Grateful Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Wanderlust Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134939  $5.95
Download includes:
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set
Wanderlust Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

Expressions Thinlits Video

Watch this video!Here is a video showing you two ways to use the Expressions Thinlit Dies in the Holiday 2013 Catalog.  They are really easy to use if you follow these tips.  I used the word “Love” when I made this card.  See the Supply List and Instructions here.  Please leave additional questions in the comment section.
Love Wedding Card-004

Have fun with your Thinlits Dies!
Nendy

My Digital Studio July 16, 2013 Downloads

There are SIX Downloads available for My Digital Studio today and they are all items from the 2013-2014 Catalog.  Two are Designer Series Papers and Four are Stamp Brush Sets.  I want ALL of them!

Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper – Digital Download  #134847  $4.95
Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers
Features:
* Digital paper based on the Birthday Basics traditional Designer Series Paper
* The perfect patterns any time you need to celebrate
Colors:
Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
Birthday Cake Stamp Brush – Digital Download  #134851  $2.95
Download includes:
* 1-piece SVG stamp brush
Birthday Cake Stamp Brush -- Digital Download
Cycle Celebration Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134850  $3.95
Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set
Cycle Celebration Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper – Digital Download  #134846  $4.95
Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers
Features:
* Digital paper based on the Eastern Elegance traditional Designer Series Paper
* Bold flourishes and intricate geometrics
Colors:
Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
Lots Of Thanks Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134804  $5.95
Download includes:
* 9-piece SVG stamp brush set
Lots Of Thanks Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Yippee Skippee Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134856  $3.95
Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set
Yippee Skippee Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

“Love”ly Wedding or Anniversary Card

I have a couple of family anniversaries coming up plus a couple of weddings and I wanted to use the “Love” Expressions Thinlit.  I did two versions of the card with different colored layers.  Which color combination do you like best?

Look for a video on Wednesday showing how to use the Thinlit and place it on your card.  Friday there will be a video showing yout how to emboss the flap of your envelope so the receiver will know there is a really special card inside.
Love Wedding or Anniversary Card

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Basic Black
Real Red or Very Vanilla
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (DSP)  #126926
Big Shot:  Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171
Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102
Other:  White Stampin’ Chalk Marker #132133 (For writing on the inside)
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Dimensionals
Toothpick
Tweezers-preferably the craft kind that stay closed and you pinch them to open them.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Basic Black card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Modern Medley DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front with SNAIL.
3.  Cut two Deco Label Framlits in the desired sizes and colors.  I think I used the 2 medium sized ones.  Set aside.
4.  Steps 4 and 5 Video Link.  Cut “Love” in the desired color.  Gently poke the toothpick through the little holes in the flat side of the Thinlit.  Your word should easily come out.  If you have problems with it coming out use a piece of wax paper between the Thinlit and your card stock next time.
5.  Hold your “Love” with a pair of tweezers.  Spread a thin light layer of Tombow Glue on the back of your word.  Make sure the Glue is a thin layer or it will squish out and make a mess.  Hold your Gluey word above the smaller Deco Label and then gently lay in the desired position.  If you mess up, turn the Label over and try again.
6.  Layer your two Deco Labels together with Dimensionals.  Adhere them to the card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Write a Love Note inside using your White Stampin’ Chalk Marker.  It works just like a Markder without any of the frustration a Gel Pen sometimes gives us.
8.  Admire your “Love”ly Wedding or Anniversary Card.  You can mail it in a Very Vanilla Envelope.  I embossed the envelope flap with the new Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy

Under Construction Boy’s Birthday Card

I made this Under Construction Truck card using My Digital Studio.  It was super quick and easy.  I just had to resize things and type in Happy Birthday!  What a fun card for a little boy who loves construction trucks!
Birthday e-card

MDS SUPPLIES:
Bday Under Construction  #133422

MDS INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose Basic Gray paper for the card base
2.  Choose Whisper White paper as a page layer and crop to 4″ x 5.25″.
3.  Choose “Embellishments” and then choose “Bday Under Construction.  Choose the elements you want.  Resize them as you select each one.  They come out really big.  I chose:  Construction Vehicles 1, 2, 3, 4; and the Birthday in Progress sign.
4.  Choose “Stamps”, Designer Kits, and then finally Bday Under Construction.  I chose the construction cone stamp and colored it Only Orange.
5.  I then added a Text Box and typed in Happy Birthday to my grandson.  Then I emailed it to my daughter to show him.  He made me a digital card with PhotoShop and printed it up and mailed it to me.  My daughter is a PhotoShop genius!!

Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

Race Car Birthday Card – Vroom! Vroom!

My grandson is getting a remote control car for his birthday so I decided to make him a Birthday Card with a Race Car on it.  It was quick and easy card.
Race Car Boy's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations  w#  c#
Ink:  VersaMark
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Smoky Slate
Basic Black
Whisper White
Vellum
Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper #
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #
Delicate Designs Embossing Folders #
Punches:  1″ Circle
3/4″ Circle
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stamping Sponge
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.  When I am making a card for a child under 8 I always use Tombow Glue to keep it together.  I want the child to be able to hold and play with the card without it falling apart.
3.  Now to make the car body.  Cut a 1″ strip of Garden Green card stock.  Use the 3rd from the largest Oval Framelit to shape your car.  Now cut a diagonal to about 1″ from the front of the car.  Sponge around the car edges with Smoky Slate ink.  (I suppose you could just trim the 1″ strip to the design you want.  I wasn’t feeling that patient though.)
4.  Wheels and hubcaps.  Punch two 1″ Circles from Basic Black card stock.  Punch two 3/4″ Circles from Smoky Slate card stock.  Emboss your Smoky Slate hubcaps with the Snowflake design from the Delicate Designs embossing folder.  Center the hubcaps as desired in the embossing folder.  Sponge the raised designs with Smoky Slate ink.  Glue to the Wheels.  Glue wheels to car.
5.  Window.  Punch half a 1″ Circle from Vellum card stock.  Now use your 1″ Circle punch to punch a window shape using the punched half circle as the “Inside the car” part of the windshield.  Sponge around the windshield with Smoky Slate ink.  Use Tombow cover the part of the windshield that will be under the car.
6.  Glue the car to the card front.  Use only a drop of Tombow at the tip of the windshield.  Use can use lots of glue under the card stock.
7.  Stamp your sentiment in VersaMark.  Cover with Black Embossing Powder.  Remove excess embossing powder.  Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool.  Cut sentiment out with scissors.  Glue to card front.
8.  Vroom Vroom!!!  Enjoy your cute Racing Car Birthday Card.

My Digital Studio (MDS) Newest Downloads for August 13, 2013

Today there are EIGHT new My Digital Studio (MDS) Downloads most are from the 2013 Holiday Catalog.  Enjoy!

Halloween Bash Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134923  $3.95
Download includes:
* 5-piece SVG stamp brush set
Halloween Bash Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Halloween Happiness Stamp Brush – Digital Download  #134924  $2.95
Download includes:
* 1-piece SVG stamp brush set
Halloween Happiness Stamp Brush -- Digital Download
Label Bracket Punch – Digital Download  #134926  $1.95
Download includes:
* 1 punch
Label Bracket Punch -- Digital Download
My First Day Printables – Digital Download  #134985  $2.95
This download was added on 7/23/2013
Download includes:
* 1-page décor template (11″ x 8-1/2″)
* 26-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 1 Designer Series Paper
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Take pictures of the first day of school with these fun props
Colors:
Whisper White
My First Day Printables -- Digital Download
Paradise Found Photobook Template (11″ X 8-1/2″) – Digital Download #134843  $17.95
Downloads includes:
* 26-page photobook template (11″ x 8-1/2″)
* 17-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 14 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Document your tropical vacation or themed party with this refreshing photobook
Colors:
Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Gumball Green, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Tangerine Tango
Paradise Found Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper – Digital Download  #134859  $4.95
Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers
Features:
* Based on the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper traditional product
Colors:
Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
Tags 4 You Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134927  $3.95
Download includes:
* 5-piece SVG stamp brush set
Tags 4 You Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Witches Brew Designer Series Paper – Digital Download  #134925  $4.95
Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers
Features:
* Based on the Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper traditional product
Colors:
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie
Witches Brew Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

August 23rd Stamp-a-Stack AND Class to Go Kit

Our Stamp-a-Stack Class is on Friday, August 23rd.  You will be making four different cards (4 of each design for a total of 16 cards).  These are all occasion cards to carry you through the fall and winter.  I will have different sentiments for you to choose from.

Class to Go Kits available.  Pick up at my home $30.  In the Mail:  $36.  You will receive all supplies needed except Stamps and Inks.  See below for more details.

Please RSVP and Pay by Thursday, August 15th so I can order your supplies and get all your papers cut and put into kits for you.  You can drop the payment by my house or I can send you a PayPal Invoice.  Class to Go Kits will be ready August 23rd.  I
will mail them out Monday, August 26th.

Local Class Times:  12-2, 2:30-4:30, 6:30-8:30.

You should be able to complete these projects in about 2 to 2-1/2 hours if you are a slow stamper.  If you are worried about not finishing while you are at class you can do all the stamping and Prep work at class and assemble them at home since you will have the adhesives to take home with you.

These are the supplies I will be ordering for you.  You get to take home the leftovers we don’t use at class.  Supplies with Tax ans Shipping come to about $26.
~Season of Style Paper Stack $6.95  We will use 16 of the 48 sheets in class.
~Candy Dots (20 = 1/5 package)  $1.20  (Full package is $5.95)
~ SNAIL Adhesive Refill $4.50  (add $2.50 to your price if you need the full SNAIL with the case.)
~Dimensionals 1 sheet $1.32
~16 Envelopes  $2.72
~Card stock to make the 16 cards  $6.12

Class to Go Kits available.  RSVP (by email:  nendy@nendyscreativecorner.com) and Pay by Thursday, August 15th.
Let me know you want the Class to Go Kit.  Add $3.00 if you need the SNAIL Adhesive with the case.  I only included the refill in the price.  I will send you a PayPal Invoice.
~$30 you will pick up the Kit from my home before August 30th.  Let me know the day and time you will be picking it up when you RSVP.
~$36.  I will mail you your kit on Monday, August 26th.  I will send you an email and let you know when to expect you Class to Go Kit.

Everything will be cut and embossed for you.  You will need to provide the stamps and inks.
~Focal Point Stamp Sets used:  Truly Grateful, Magnificent Maple.
~Sentiment Stamp sets (you can substitute these and use what you have if you want):  Lots of Thanks, Petite Pairs, Bring on the Cake.
~Inks:  Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler.
~Other:  Stamping Sponge to sponge parts of the cards.

Hope to see you here!
Nendy

Watermelon Hybrid Punch Art Card

I received the original Watermelon Card as a swap from Convention.  As usual I made a few changes.  The most notable being the stamp set and Designer Series Paper.  I did not have the Kind and Cozy Stamp set and I had run out of the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper AND my class was the next day.  So I downloaded the digital versions and printed them out!  You cannot tell the difference!  All my customers were impressed when I compared the “REAL” Gingham Garden scrap with the printed Gingham Garden.  So if you are in a hurry and can’t wait for it to be delivered, Download the My Digital Studio version!
Watermelon Punch Art Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Petite Pairs  w#128706  c#122497
Kind and Cozy  w#129123  c#129126  MDS#134854
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Melon Mambo
Basic Black
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310  MDS#134853
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack  #118309  Small Flower
2-1/2″ Circle #120906
1-3/4″ Circle  #119854
Watermelon Seed Options:
 Owl Punch #118074  Use the Heart and cut it in half.
Use the Small Heart Punch #117193 and cut it in half for larger seeds.
Use the “scraps” from the center of the Paper Doily Sizzlit #125592 for the Seeds.
Other:  Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Basic Black card stock at 1-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut your Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper at 1″ x 4″.  Adhere together, then adhere to page about 1/2″ from the edge of the card base aligning top and bottom edges with the Whisper White card stock.
4.  Stamp the Kind & Cozy Circle image in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Melon Mambo.  Adhere with Tombow Glue to the Kind & Cozy Circle.  Cut in half with scissors.  Cut one half in half again so you end up with 3 pieces.  Add the watermelon seeds and adhere with Tombow Glue.  Take a bite out using the Itty Bitty flower punch.  Adhere the big Watermelon piece with Tombow glue or SNAIL.  Adhere the two smaller Watermelon pieces with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp desired sentiment in StayzOn Black ink using your Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.
6.  Add a Watermelon seed to the upper left corner with Tombow Glue.  Tie a loose knot in your ribbon and adhere with Glue Dots to the upper right corner.  Use extra Glue Dots if necessary to get your ribbon to stay in the desired position.
7.  Admire this fun Summer Card.

Happy Stamping & Punching!
Nendy

Gingham Garden meets Kind & Cozy

I downloaded the Gingham Garden Designers Series Papers and the Kind and Cozy stamp brush set last week to use in my Stamp Class as part of a hybrid card.  I decided to make a card with them to email a friend.
MDS Gingham Garden DSP and Kind & Cozy stamp setMDS SUPPLIES:
MDS Software
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper Download #134853
Kind and Cozy Stamp Brush Set Download  #134854
Neutral Delightful Digital Tape Download  #128874

MDS INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Open a Card  4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ Landscape.  Name your project.
2.  Choose from right sidebar:  “Background Papers”, “Color”, Island Indigo
3.  Choose from left sidebar-click “Add as Layer”:  “Background Papers,” Designer Kits, Gingham Garden Pattern 6.  Crop to 4″ high and 5-1/4″ wide.  Move window so desired part of the paper shows.  Click OK.  Now center it over your Island Indigo background.  Save.  (You can save by CTRL/Command S or go to FILE on the top left toolbar and choose SAVE.)  Repeat after each step.
4.  Choose the 1.25 Circle Punch from the right sidebar.  Resize to about 2-1/2″.  Color Fill with Island Indigo.  Place in desired position now.  It will save you time and frustration.  Save.
5.  Choose the 1.25 Circle Punch again.  Make it slightly smaller than the Island Indigo one.  Color Fill with Whisper White.  Place in desired position.  Save.
6.  Now Choose the Kind and Cozy stamp set using the left sidebar.  Choose the round image with the Gingham border.  Change Color to Island Indigo.  Resize to the same size as the Whisper White Circle making sure to cover all the white edges.  Save.
7.  Now choose the “Thinking of You” stamp image.  Use the Coloring Tool to color the stamp.  I used Night of Navy for “Thinking of”, Cherry Cobbler for “You”, Daffodil Delight for the two small flowers, and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.  Resize and position towards the top of the white area in the Circle.  Save.
8.  Choose the Flower stamp image.  Recolor:  large flower = Daffodil Delight, small flowers & circles = Melon Mambo, Leaves=Pear Pizzazz.  Save.
9.  Choose the Photo Corner Punch.  Color Fill with Island Indigo.  Move to bottom left corner.  Copy & Paste (Ctrl/command C.  Ctrl/Command V.)  Move to upper right corner.  Rotate 90 degrees until it is in the desired position.  Save.
10.  Add Whisper White Delightful Digital Tape to your Circle sentiment.  Recolor to Midnight Muse.  “Send to Back” until it is at the desired layer.  Save.
11.  Now add your Drop Shadows (Select item and Apply to all items on page):
~Stamps:  just click OK to activate
~Photo (Background Paper) 75% Opacity, Medium Blur
~Embellishment (Washi Tape) 75% Opacity, Medium Blur
~Punches (Select corner punch) 75% Opacity, Medium Blur
Save.
12a.  To Email.  You can delete pages 2-4 if desired.  Click Share on right sidebar.  Choose Export Pages.
~Image Type = JPEG
~Image Size = Medium
~Output Location = choose the folder to store this in so you can find it again.
~Click Finish.
~Open up your email and compose.  Attach the JPEG one.  Now write your email and send.
12b.  To Print at home.  Click Share on the right sidebar.  Click the Print icon.  The card front will print in the center of the page.  (Select Page 1 if you didn’t delete pages 2-4.)  You can then cut it out and use it as desired.
12c.  Professional Printing.  Click Order Project on bottom of right sidebar.  Choose Card & Tag.  Select your Country.  Log in with your email or Demonstrator ID and Password OR Create an account if you have not ordered from My Online Store before.  Follow the directions.  It is pretty quick and easy.  I had my Christmas Cards professionally printed by Stampin’ Up! last year.  They came in 4 days (which is the length of time my order usually comes in.)

Click here for more information and to Join Now!

Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

Hot Air Balloon Punch Art Card

I received this Hot Air Balloon card as a swap at the Stampin’ Up! 2013 Convention.  It was fairly easy to make.  I did make a couple of small changes when I cased her design.  We made it at my Stamp Class last Friday.  My customers loved it!  Have fun making one of your own!
Hot Air Balloon Punch Art Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Create a Cupcake  w#128520  c#121982
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock:  So Saffron  2″ x 3-1/2″
Coastal Cabana  3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″
Baked Brown Sugar  3-1/2″ x 5″ and a 1″ strip or a scrap for Balloon Basket
Crisp Cantaloupe   5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base and a 2″ x 4″ strip for Balloon
Whisper White  1-1/2″ strip
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335
Punches:  1-3/4″ Circle  #119850
Large Oval  #119855
Build a Cupcake  #121807
Word Window
Other:  White Baker’s Twine  3-4″
Dimensionals
Stamping Sponge
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Score and fold your card base at 4-1/4″.  Adhere Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana card stock to card front.
2.  Big Shot & Embossing Folders.  So Saffron card stock with Perfect Polka Dot and the 2″ Crisp Cantaloupe strip with the Fancy Fan.
3.  Adhere your embossed So Saffron card stock to your card front as shown using Tombow Glue.
4.  Punch three Cupcake tops using the Build a Cupcake Punch and your 1-1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere in desired positions with Tombow Glue.
5.  Balloon.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle and a Large Oval from your embossed Crisp Cantaloupe strip of card stock.  Sponge using Crisp Cantaloupe ink and a 1/6 wedge of Stamping Sponge.  (Some people cut their sponges into 8 pieces.  I prefer cutting mine into 6 pieces.  Choose the size you like best.)  Sponge more ink around the edges.  Sponge enough ink on the rest of the circle and oval to highlight the embossed design.  Layer the Oval onto the Circle with Dimensionals.  Set Balloon aside while you make the Basket.
6.  Balloon Basket.  Stamp desired Cupcake bottom in Baked Brown Sugar ink on your 1″ Baked Brown Sugar card stock strip.  Punch out with the Build a Cupcake Punch.
7.  Balloon Assembly.  Lay Basket stamped side down.  Lay Balloon front side down.  Put Glue Dots on the Basket corners along the zig-zag edge.  Put Glue Dots on the back of the Balloon on either side of where the Oval Punch is on the front side.  Place one 1-1/2″ piece of your Baker’s Twine starting on the Balloon and going on to the Basket leaving the desired length showing.  I left just over 1/4″ showing.  Repeat with the second piece of Baker’s Twine.  You can now put Dimensionals on the back of the Balloon, making sure to cover the Glue Dots and Baker’s Twine ends.  I just used Glue Dots on my Basket, making sure to cover the Glue Dot and Baker’s Twine Ends OR you can just add a Dimensional.  Adhere in desired position leaving room for the Word Window Sentiment.
8.  Stamp the Happy Birthday from Create a Cupcake stamp set (or use Teeny Tiny Wishes) in Baked Brown Sugar Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Adhere with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
9.  Admire your fun Hot Air Balloon card!

Happy Stamping and Punching!
Nendy