MDS Megan’s Birthday e-card

I sent this e-card to my daughter for her birthday.  I do enjoy making cards with My Digital Studio.  You can change your mind quite a few times to find just the look you want and you are not wasting any supplies!
MDS Happy Birthday MeganMY DIGITAL STUDIO SUPPLIES:
Twitterpated Kit- Pleated Satin Ribbon-Riding Hood Red   #129332  $9.95
Antique Brads #122164  $1.95-recolored Raspberry Ripple
Lemonade Stand Designer Kit-Happy Birthday stamp in Cherry Cobbler (Sale-a-bration 2013 content disc-no longer available)
Delicate Doilies Punch #130975  $1.95 in Blushing Bride
Friendship Preserves Kit  #131228  Punch in Pink Piroutette
Tea for Two Designer Series Paper pattern 2  #130666  $4.95
Background Paper-I used the “Color Picker” to choose the pink I wanted.

HOW TO MAKE THIS E-CARD USING MY DIGITAL STUDIO
1.  Choose the Tea for Two DSP from “Background Papers/Designer Series Paper/Tea For Two/Pattern 2”.  Crop it to 4.0 x 5.25.  While still in the “Crop” function you can move the window around until you get the pattern positioned just right.  Click OK.  Right Cllick ont the DSP and Align Vertically then Horizontally on the page.  (You can remove the Gray Bleed-Line Border:  Top toolbar/View/Bleed Line/uncheck Card.  Save.  I use Ctrl + S OR go to File in the upper toolbar and click Save there.  Save after each step.
2.  Choose your Background Paper:  Right Sidebar/Background Papers/Color/Picker tab on top, scroll the little + around until it lands on the color you want then click your mouse.   Save.
3.  Choose your Pleated Ribbon:  Use the “Global Search” magnifying glass in the lower right hand corner.  uncheck everything but Embellishments.  Type in “Twitterpated” and choose the Riding Hood Red Ribbon.  Position as desired.  Save.
4.  Choose your Delicate Doily Punch.  Use the “Punch” icon on the left sidebar.  Mine has it’s own folder.  Click open after you have found the folder it is in.  Then select the Delicate Doily you want.  Resize if desired.   Select “Color Fill” and choose Blushing Bride.  Save.
5.  Choose your Friendship Preserves Punch from the Left Sidebar as you did above.  Mine is in the “Labels and Tags” main folder.  Resize if necessary.  Select Color Fill and choose Blushing Bride.  Choose “Mat” and Change color to Cherry Cobbler.  Change width if desired.  I left mine at the default.  Save.
6.  Select Sentiment Stamp or choose “Text” and Type in your sentiment.  You can do a Global Search for the desired sentiment stamp or embellishment if you want.  I did a combination of both.  I used Cherry Cobbler for the Stamp and Text color.  You might have to resize your Delicate Doilies punch and your Friendship Preserves Punch to fit your sentiment.  Save.
7.  Choose the desired Antique Brad.  Resize it so it is a little smaller.  Recolor to Raspberry Ripple.  Copy and Paste so you have one in each corner.  (I use Ctrl + C to Copy and Ctrl + V to paste on my PC.)  Save.
8.  Now for the Drop Shadows.  Select the item shown and set the drop shadow as follows:
~Stamp and/or Text image:    Just click OK and use the default settings
~Paper, Embellishments, and Punches:  75% Opacity, Medium Blur.  Do for all items on the page for each.  You will end up clicking OK twice.  Save.
8a.  At this point I delete any blank pages.
9.  Choose “Share” from the Right sidebar.
~Image Type:  JPEG
~Select the pages you want to save.
~Image Size:  I change to Medium for emailing.  Click the Change Size button and check the Medium size.
~File Compression:  I leave at the Default setting
~Output Location:  Put it in the file folder where you can find it by clicking on the Change Folder button and browsing your My Digital Projects File Folders.
~Now click finish.  If you are doing this a second time a message will show up wanting to know if you want to write over the file.  I just click Yes.
10.  Open up a “Compose” box in your email.  Click the “Attach File” icon.  Browse to the folder you just saved your card in and click on the JPEG version.  It will open the folder, choose the page by double clicking on it.  Write your email as usual and then send it.

Purple Hexagons Card

I am really enjoying the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle with the stamp set and the punch.
Hexagon Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six Sided Sampler w#130953  c#130956 (Bundle with Stamp set and Punch w#132725  c#132724)
A Fitting Occasion w#131952 c#127049
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant
Perfect Plum
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punch:  Hexagon #130919 (see Bundles above)
Other:  Large Rhinestones #129324
Basic Rhinestones #119246
Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card base as 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Perfect Plum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  Adhere to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Choose one of the Hexagon stamp images to use for the center of your Hexagon flower.  Choose two more Hexagon stamps for the “Flower Petals”.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock with Elegant Eggplant ink:  1 center, 3 of each “Petal”.    Stamp desired sentiment from “A Fitting Occasion” and an image in the center of the sentiment circle.  (A stamp-a-ma-jig is very helpful.)  Now punch out all the Hexagons and the sentiment with your Hexagon Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back and leave on the backing.
4.  Place Hexagons in desired positions.  Adhere.
5.  Add a Large Rhinestone to the center of your Hexagon Flower.  Add Basic Rhinestones to the corners and to the sentiment if desired.
6.  Admire your Quick and fun Hexagon card.

You can purchase all the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Paper Pumpkin Hexagon Cards

Here are two of the cards I made with my June Paper Pumpkin Kit.
June 2013 Paper PumpkinThe card on the Left is the one I made following the directions.
The card on the right I put some Gumball Green card stock behind the card front front so it would show through the hexagons I had punched out.

Would you like your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered to your door every month?  You can for just $19.95 plus tax.  (Shipping is already included in the price.)   Click HERE for more information and to sign up.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

MDS Downloads for July 9th, 2013

There are FOUR really fun My Digital Studio (MDS) downloads this week including Chalk Talk and Modern Medley which I used  the “Real” versions in my card yesterday.  The Modern Medley is a “Stamp Overlay” which makes is super easy to recolor to match your project.  You can use the “Color Fill” Options or the “Coloring Tool” just like you can use with stamps.  The Feathered Woodcuts comes as SVG Stamps, embellishments, and punches so you can use them as stamps, with your e-cutter, or as a punch to fill in with either card stock or patterned papers.

Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

Amped Up Ampersands Kit – Digital Download  #134844  $9.95
Download includes:
* 23-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 12 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Show off your trendy style with this kit full of ampersand fun
Colors:
Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Amped Up Ampersands Kit -- Digital Download
Chalk Talk Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134800  $3.95
Download includes:
* 6-piece stamp brush set
Chalk Talk Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Feathered Woodcuts Kit – Digital Download  #134849  $7,95
Download includes:
* 13-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 13 embellishments
* 13 punches
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Fantastic feathers as stamps, embellishments, and punches
* Fill with Designer Series Paper, recolor, or use the wood grain look
Feathered Woodcuts Kit -- Digital Download
Modern Medley Overlays Kit – Digital Download  #134839  $7.95
Download includes:
* 10-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 2 Designer Series Papers
Features:
* Traditional Designer Series Paper transformed into stamp overlays for easy recoloring in MDS
Colors:
Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Modern Medley Overlays Kit -- Digital Download

Chalk Talk and Modern Medley Music Score

I am loving the Chalk Talk Stamp Set and Framelits!  The Modern Medley Designer Series Paper has a music score as one of it’s patterns.  I decided to combine the two and add some Washi Tape and a Simply Pressed Clay Button.  What do you think?
Chalk Talk Music

SUPPLIES:
Stamps: 
Chalk Talk w#130631 c#130634 (Bundle with Framelits w#132731 c#132730)
Ink:  Black StayzOn
Real Red Marker
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White to stamp on
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper #126926
Big Shot: Chalk Talk Framelits #129983 (See Bundles above)
Other:  Epic Day Washi Tape #131269
Simply Pressed Clay #130685  shaped into the button mold and dried
Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Cleay Molds #131272
SNAIL
Dimensionals
Stampin’ Mist #102394
StayzOn Cleaner  #109196
Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (oops, retired!)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red Card Base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Modern Medley Music Score at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Ink up your Chalk Talk stamp with Black StayzOn ink.  Lay your inked stamp rubber side up.  Lay your Whisper White card stock on top of the inked stamp.  Hold card stock in place with a finger or two.  Rub the card stock with a clear mount block.  Move fingers to the other side and rub the rest of your card stock well, p aying special attention to the edges and corners if you want a crisp look.  Remove card stock from inked stamp.
4.  Cut out Chalk Talk image with coordinating Framlit and your Big Shot.  (The Big Shot Magnetic Platform is REALLY nice for use with Framelits!)
5.  Put Dimensionals on the back of your Chalk Talk image and adhere to card front.  Add Washi Tape as desired.
6.  Color the dried Simply Pressed Clay Button with your Real Red Marker.  Adhere to card with several Glue Dots.  Tie a knot in the ribbon and adhere it to your button with several Glue Dots.
7.  Admire your fun and trendy card!

All the supplies to make this card can be purchased from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Beautifully Baroque Embossing meets the Mosaic Punch

I am loving the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder and decided to try using the Mosaic Punch with it.  This is a pretty quick and simple card to make which can be used for any occasion.
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder Meets the Mosaic Punch

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners w#132022  c#126257
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917
Punch:  Mosaic #131267
Other:  Brights Candy Dots #130931
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Run a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Bermuda Bay card stock through your Big Shot using your Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.
3.  Punch 9 whole images and 2 partial images with your Mosaic Punch from the Beautifully Baroque Embossed card stock.  Arrange as desired on card front.  Adhere with Glue Dots, Dimensionals, or Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp Sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink in desired position.
5.  Finish your card by adding tow Candy Dots to the right-hand corners.
6.  Here are some suggestions if you want to Step this card up.  You can emboss the card front with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder.  You can sponge the raised designs on the embossed card stock before punching.  You can stamp the sentiment on another piece of card stock and either punch it out or cut it out with a Framelit.

You can purchase all the items to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping and Punching!
Nendy

July Promotions and MDS July 2, 2013 Downloads

July is here along with NEW Promotions and MDS Downloads.

July 1-31, 2013.  Buy 3 Designer Series Papers and get 1 FREE!  No Limits!!  All Designer Series Papers from the Annual Catalog pages 151, 153, 154 that cost $10.95 per package are available.  Not included:  Designer Series Paper Stacks, Specialty Designer Series Paper, Hostess Benefits Papers.

Best of Shelli.  Here are 7 of Shelli’s Favorite images from the past 25 years of catalogs.  Remember these are Collector’s Items.  Buy six stamp sets from the Best of 25 Years stamps and Get 1 $14.95 Stamp set FREE when you save the proofs of purchase on your Collector’s Card.  Available until March 31, 2014.
Best of Shelli
Single Stamps-some are only available through July 31st so get your favorites now.

Sign up before July 10th to get started with My Paper Pumpkin.  You will receive your Welcome Kit this month and start getting your Monthly Kits in August.  All for $19.95 plus tax!  Here are the projects I have made from each Kit.  Sign up today!

July 2nd MDS Downloads

Three of the four Downloads today coordinate with new items in the Annual Catalog.
Monthly Memories Baby Photobook Templates (8″ X 8″) – Digital Download  #134760  $12.95
Download includes:
* Two 26-page photobook templates (8″ x 8″)
* 26-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 24 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Capture the growth and little things that happen each month of Baby’s first year
* Take a photo in the same place every month and record details on the calendar
* Makes an adorable baby shower gift too
* Includes a boy template and a girl template
Colors:
Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Monthly Memories Baby Photobook Templates (8" x 8") -- Digital Download
Quatrefancy Kit – Digital Download  #134848  $4.95
Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 1-piece SVG stamp brush overlay
Features:
* Bold and beautiful quatrefoil designs
* Based on the traditional product Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper
Colors:
Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Quatrefancy Kit -- Digital Download
Six Sided Sampler – Digital Download  #134801  $5.95
Download includes:
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set
Six Sided Sampler -- Digital Download
Tags For All Designer Template – Digital Download  #134763  $4.95
Download includes:
* 7-page décor designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 18-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 1 embellishment
* 11 punches
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Giant tags to adorn all your gifts
Colors:
Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
Tags For All Designer Template -- Digital Download

Wildflower Meadows with Vellum and Candy Dots

I wanted to try a different look using the Wildflower Meadows stamp set and Embossing folder.  I used White Vellum Card Stock to stamp and emboss on.  I really like the look.

Wildflower Meadow Card with Vellum

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wild Flower Meadow w#129165  c#129168  (Bundle with Embossing Folder
w#132735  c#132985  )
Markers:  Garden Green
Melon Mambo
Tempting Turquoise
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana
White Vellum #101956
Big Shot:  Wildflower Meadows Embossing Folder #129376  (See Bundle above)
Other:  Brights Candy Dots #130931
Glue Dots
Heat Tool & Clear Embossing Powder (recommended)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your White Vellum card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Color the flowers, stems, and bird on your stamp with the desired color Marker.  Breathe several times over the part of the stamp the you colored.  Lay stamp on your table, rubber side up.  Put Vellum card stock in the desired position on stamp.  Hold in place with a couple of fingers.  Now rub the card stock with either a Clear Mount Block, a Wood Block, or your fingers.  I prefer using a Clear Mount Block because it glides over card stock more easily without moving the card stock.  Move your fingers to the half of the card stock you just rubbed and do the other side.  This technique will give a great impression on all your larger and Background stamps.
3.  You need to get the ink dry now.  There are several options.  1st Option.  Use your Heat Tool.  Keep it moving so you don’t burn your Vellum.  This really takes quite a while as the ink is very wet.  Sometimes this just doesn’t work no matter how long you try.  I did get ink marks on my embossing folder.  2nd Option.  Use Clear Embossing Powder over your stamped images and melt with your Heat Tool.  This seals in the color and is much quicker!
4.  Line up your Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder over your stamped flowers aligning the flowers and stems as desired.  Run through your Big Shot.  If you get ink on your embossing folder, just run it under some water or use your Stampin’ Mist and a tissue to clean it.
5.  Place a Glue Dot one the back side of the Vellum in each corner.  Adhere to your card front.   Now place a Candy Dot over each of the Glue Dots.
6.  Admire your quick and easy All-Occasion Card!

You can purchase the items to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Boho Blossoms White on White Wedding or Anniversary Card

Tis the season for Weddings and I need a few Wedding and Anniversary cards.  It has been a while since a made a White-on-White Card.  This will be one of my swaps for Convention.  I had a couple of friends over yesterday to help me make 50 of them.  We got most of the parts completed, though I need to get a new Boho Blossoms Punch, more Ribbon and Pearls.
Boho White on White Anniversary or Wedding Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Loving Thoughts  w#128436  c#125845
Ink:  Black StayzOn
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder #116824
Adorning Accents Embossing Folder #125601
Adorning Accents Edgelits  #125595
Punches:  Corner Rounder #119871
Boho Blossoms #119858
Punch Pack  #118309
Other:  White Organiza Ribbon #114319
Basic Pearls
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Round all four corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Round all the corners with your Corner Rounder Punch.  Run through your Big Shot using the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder.  Adhere to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your next layer of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5″.   Cut the one end using your Big Shot at the desired Adorning Accents Edgelit.  Use the coordinating Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and emboss about 1″ above the cut edge.  This rounded edge will be the bottom.  Round the upper two corners with your Corner Rounder Punch.
4.  Now for the Flowers.  Punch five sets of Boho Blossoms flowers from Whisper White card stock.  Slightly bend the flower petals upwards on each flower as you use it.  This will add some dimension to your project.    Use Glue Dots to adhere a large flower to a medium flower.  Repeat two more times.  Punch two Itty Bitty flowers.  Adhere each of these to another Medium flower.  Lay flowers in desired positions with larger flowers at the ends and in the center and smaller flowers inbetween the larger flowers.
5.  Stamp sentiment in Black StayzOn ink on the flower layer using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.
6.  Cut your Ribbon about 6″ long.  Position your Ribbon about 1/2″ below the top edge of your flower layer and adhere it with either SNAIL or Glue Dots.  (Mine is about 3/4″ below.)  Pinch the flat Ribbon in the center and adhere with a Glue Dot or two.  Tie a Bow.  Attach it to the center of your flat Ribbon using several Glue Dots on the back of the knot.  You may also need to use Glue Dots to position the bow parts and the Ribbon Tails in the desired position.
7.  You can finally adhere the Flower Layer to the embossed card front with Dimensionals.
8.  Now add your Basic Pearls as desired.
9.  Give this to a pair of Newly Wed’s or to a couple celebrating their Anniversary.  I will make another and use it for both!  Change the Sentiment and use it for a Birthday or other occasion.

You can buy the supplies to make this card at My Online Store.

Happy Card-Making!
Nendy

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Grab Your Greetings 25% Off Sale ends June 30th, Holiday 2012 Items Still Available

Grab THREE of our most popular and versatile Greeting sets for 25% off only until June 30, 2013.

Were you looking in the new Annual Catalog and wondering where all the Holiday items were?  Well there are quite a few still available, they are just not in the catalog.  Here is a list with pictures you can print.  I also have links and pictures below.  I have also included My Digital Studio (MDS) Downloads where available.

Three popular greeting sets are 25% off until June 30th.

Sassy Salutations:
Wood Mount #132070   Sale Price:  $17.96  Retail Price $23.95
Clear Mount #126707    Sale Price: $13.46  Retail Price:  $17.95
MDS#130860   Retail Price:  $3.95
Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Sweet Essentials:
Wood Mount #132085  Sale Price:  $14.96   Retail Price:  $19.95
Clear Mount #126457    Sale Price:  $11.21   Retail Price:  $14.95
Sweet Essentials
Petite Pairs:
Wood Mount #128706   Sale Price:  $21.71  Retail Price:  $28.95
Clear Mount #122497    Sale Price:  $15.71  Retail Price:  $20.95
Petite Pairs - Clear-Mount Stamp

ITEMS FROM 2012 HOLIDAY CATALOG THAT ARE STILL AVAILABLE

Greetings of the Season w#128030  c#128033
Greetings of the Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Ornament Keepsakes  w#128048  c#128051  MDS#131360

Ornament Keepsakes Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies  #127816
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies
Snowflake Soiree  w#127922  c#127925  MDS#129830
Snowflake Soiree Clear-Mount Stamp Set
More Merry Messages  w#126400  c#126402  MDS#131316
More Merry Messages Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Jewish Celebrations  w#128042  c#128045  MDS#131318
Jewish Celebrations Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Evergreen w#127970  c#127973
Evergreen Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Merry Minis Punch Pack  #126882
Merry Minis Punch Pack

Zoo Babies Baby Card or Child’s Birthday Card

This cute Zoo Babies Card can be made for either a new baby or a child’s birthday.  I am sure there is someone in your life who likes cute animal images.  I used one of the Gingham Garden Washi Tapes to create the checked border at the top of the card.
Zoo Babies Baby Card or child's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Zoo Babies  w#130453  c#130456
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
Gumball Green
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Pistachio Pudding
So Saffron
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Square Collection Framelits #130921
Punch:  Word Window
Other:  Gingham Garden Washi Tape  #129314
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Zoo Baby Giraffe in Baked Brown Sugar ink on So Saffron card stock.  Cut it out using a Square Framelit.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card stock out using the next larger size of Square Framelit.  Place Dimensionals on the back of both these squares.  Adhere the So Saffron one to the Pistachio Pudding one.  Lay on card front.
3.  Cut a 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  Put the Washi tape down the center.  If you just lightly place the tape onto the card stock it is easily repositionable.  Press the tape firmly down when it is in the desired position.
4.  Now place the layered Squares and the Washi Tape & card stock border in the desired positions.  Adhere the Layered Squares with Dimensionals.  Adhere the Washi Tape Border with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
5.  Stamp you sentiment in Gumball Green on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Punch it out with the Word Window punch.  Put half a Dimensional under the “C” in congratulations.  Put SNAIL on the rest of the sentiment back.  Adhere in desired position.
6.  You now have a quick Baby Card!  You can change the sentiment to Happy Birthday and have a quick child’s Birthday card.

You can purchase all the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

MDS Congratulations Card and June 25 MDS Downloads

My oldest son started a new job teaching at a new University yesterday so I made him a Congratulations Card and emailed it to him.  He has worked long and hard to accomplish this.
MDS Congratulations for a man e-cardThere are six NEW Downloads for My Digital Studio (MDS) today including the FREE July Desktop Wallpaper.  There is a good variety:  Pocket Cards, two Kits, Stamp Brush set, Ensemble, and the FREE Wallpaper for your Computer Screen (comes in six sizes).

MDS SUPPLIES:
Gumball Green card stock background
Wild Wasabi card stock layer
Be Yourself Designer Kit paper 14  #133426
Garden Green Brads
Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver recolored Gumball Green, silver brads
Oval and Square punches colored Pistachio Pudding resized to fill in behind Hodgepodge Hardware
I typed in the text

Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

NEWEST DOWNLOADS FOR TODAY
Be Brave Pocket Cards – Digital Download  #134840  $5,95
Download includes:
* 7-page designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 53-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 9 embellishments
* 1 punch
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Pocket cards for your divided page projects to help you document any time of the year
Colors:
Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Strawberry Slush, Taken with Teal
Be Brave Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
Get Going July Kit – Digital Download  #134764  $9.95
Download includes:
* 25-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 21 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Document the iconic landmarks you visit with this fun kit
* Create a swatchbook or wall art wish list of the places on your traveling bucket list
* Coordinates with the Get Going July Wallpaper
Color:
Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Tangerine Tango
Get Going July Kit -- Digital Download
Get Going July Wallpaper – Digital Download  #134838  $FREE
Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (desktop wallpaper in six sizes)
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Coordinates with the Get Going July Kit
Colors:
Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush
Get Going July Wallpaper -- Digital Download
Graphic Days Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #133496  $9.95
Download includes:
* 26-piece stamp brush set
Features:
* Digital exclusive
Graphic Days Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Ready For Departure Ensemble – Digital Download  #134706  $17.95
Download includes:
* Double-sided postcard invitation template (9-1/4″ x 4″)
* Thank you greeting card template (5″ x 3-1/2″)
* 7-page décor template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 3-page banner template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 2-page airplane template 8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 32-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 2 Designer Series Papers
* 27 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Plan the perfect party for your little pilot that will have everyone soaring
* Includes templates for invitations, thank you cards, banner, framable, bottle wraps, food flags, and more
Colors:
Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Ready For Departure Ensemble -- Digital Download
Then Now Kit – Digital Download  #133497  $6.95
Download includes:
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set overlays
* 12 Designer Series Papers
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Fun recolor to the Here & There Designer Series Paper with the addition of stamp overlays
Colors:
Bermuda Bay, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss, Primrose Petals
Then & Now Kit -- Digital Download


Hexagons and the Six-Sided Sampler Card

I really have been enjoying Hexagons and the new Hexagon Punch and coordinating Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.  I decided to use the greenish-blues inks.  I think this is my favorite card from my last stamp class.  Enjoy making one of your own!
Hexagon and Six-Sided Sampler Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six-Sided Sampler w#130953  c#130956  (Bundled with Punch  w#132725  c#132724 )
Chalk Talk  w#130631  c#130634  (Bundled with Framelits w#132731  c#132730 )
Inks:  Strawberry Slush Marker
Midnight Muse
Coastal Cabana
Bermuda Bay
Pool Party
Island Indigo
Pacific Point
Marina Mist
Pacific Point Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Chalk Talk Framelits #129983  (See bundles above)
Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punch  Hexagon #130919
Other:  Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Adhere to card base using Tombow Glue.
3.  Color the Chalk Talk stamp using Pacific Point and Strawberry Slush Markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using your Big Shot and coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit.  Outline the edge with your Pacific Point Marker.  Put Dimensionals on the back and set aside.
4.  Decide which Hexagon stamp you want in the center and stamp it using Midnight Muse ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Make sure you have a flat end next to the card stock edge for easier punching.  Use a different ink color for each of the six other Hexagon stamps you use.  Punch them out.  Add a Dimensional to the back of each Hexagon  Lay in desired positions on card front along with the sentiment.  When you are happy with the positioning, remove Dimensional backs and adhere to card front.
5.  Enjoy your summer-colored Hexagon card!

You can get all the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Paper Rose Video

I finally have the video ready for you so you can make these fun Roses with your Fancy Flower Punch.
Fancy Flower Punch Roses

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock for your Rose
Green Card Stock for your leaves
Fancy Flower Punch  #118073
Paper Snips or Scissors
Bone Folder
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
7/8″ OR 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
Floral Wire from your local store (Optional)
Wire Cutters from your local store (Optional)
Needlenose Pliers from your local store (Optional)

Happy Flower-Making!
Nendy

Amazing Lovely Romance Card in Bermuda Bay

Here is another “Amazing” Card using the Lovely Romance stamp set in Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.  I really like this color combination!  It is a quick and easy card to make and uses only a few supplies.  Have fun making your own version!
All-Occasion Card, Lovely Romance

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lovely Romance  w#130264  c#130267
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana card base
Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Chalk Talk Framelits  #129983
Punch:  Extra Large Oval  #119859
Other:  Antique Brads  #117273
Basic Rhinestones
Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim #130024
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.
3.  Cut your Trim/Ribbon about 6-1/2″.  Place Glue Dots on the Ribbon back and adhere in desired position on embossed Bermuda Bay.  Adhere this layer to card base with Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp your Lovely Romance images on Whisper White card stock using Bermuda Bay ink.  Cut out “Amazing” with the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit.  Punch out the medallion image with your Extra Large Oval Punch.  Pierce a hole in center of Medallion and insert Antique Brad.  Adhere both images to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Add Basic Rhinestones to corners, center of Antique Brad, and dot the “i” in Amazing with a Rhinestone.

You can purchase all the products to make this card in My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

MDS Birthday Card and June 18, 2013 MDS Downloads

I made this Cupcake Birthday e-card for my SIL’s birthday.  I really like the color combination.  You can easily make e-cards using My Digital Studio (MDS).  You can also use the downloads with other programs such as PhotoShop Elements.  There are also FIVE fun NEW Downloads available today.
MDS Happy Birthday e-cardMY DIGITAL STUDIO SUPPLIES
Sweet Shop Designer Kit  Digital Download #129339 $2.95
~Designer Series Paper Pattern 6
~Designer Series Paper Pattern 8
~Embellishments-Sweet Shop Cupcake 1
Baja Breeze Seam Binding II Ribbon Pack #124020
Elementary Elegance Happy Birthday (SAB Content Disc-retired)
Friendship Preserves Kit- Punch #131228

June 18, 2013 My Digital Studio Downloads

Chores & More Designer Template – Digital Download  #134806
Download includes:
* 2-page designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 14-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 8 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Keep the kids busy when they are out of school or all year long
* Get them excited to do their chores and mind their manners by earning check marks for prizes
Colors:
Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Going Gray, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Chores & More Designer Template -- Digital Download
Everybody’s Business Designer Series Paper – Digital Download  #133499 $6.95
Download includes:
* 24 Designer Series Papers
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* 12 papers in color and the same 12 in gray for recoloring
* A fun recolor of the Designer Series Paper from the Nobody’s Business Photobook
Colors:
Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Taken with Teal
Everybody's Business Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
Hooray For Today Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download #133498 $9.95
Download includes:
* 26-piece SVG stamp brush set
Hooray For Today Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Lovely Romance Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download #134799  #3.95
Download includes:
* 5-piece SVG stamp brush set
Lovely Romance Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Memory Milestones Baby Photobook Template (11″ X 8-1/2″) – Digital Download #134759 $19.95
Download includes:
* 24-page photobook template (11″ x 8-1/2″)
* 55-piece SVG stamp brush set
*12 Designer Series Papers
* 16 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Preserve all those precious memories of your baby’s first years with this gorgeous book
* Print for a friend as a swoon-worthy shower gift that she can fill in later
Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Memory Milestones Baby Photobook Template (11" x 8-1/2") -- Digital Download
Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

Summer Backyard Basics Card

This Summer All Occasions Card is made with the Backyard Basics stamp set and Framelits Bundle and shows off the Flowers, a Bird, and a Butterfly that symbolize Summer.  Get started on a relaxing summer just by watching nature:  the flowers, birds, and butterflies.
Flower, Butterfly, and Bird Card made with the Backyard Basics Bundle

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Backyard Basics w#129256  c#129258  (Bundles:  w#132729  c#132728
Inks:  Black StayzOn
Strawberry Slush
Gumball Green
Baked Brown Sugar
Marina Mist
Card Stock:  Strawberry Slush
Pistachio Pudding
Soft Sky
Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Magnetic Platform #130658 Keeps your Framelits in place while cutting them with your Big Shot.
Backyard Basics Framelits #129380 (Included in Backyard Basics Bundles-see above)
Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335
Other:  Blender Pen #102845
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Strawberry Slush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/2″.  Emboss the card front only using your Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp your Backyare Basics Flowers, Bird, and Butterfly with Black StayzOn ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color them using your Blender Pen and ink pads.  Cut them out using the Backyard Basics Framelits.  Put Dimensionals on the back of each item.
3.  Cut the Ovals out using the desired size Oval Framelits and your Big Shot.  I cut the largest one out of Pink Pirouette card stock.  The smaller ones are Pistachio Pudding and Soft Sky card stock.  Put Dimensionals on the backs of each oval.
4.  Adhere the two smaller Ovals on the card front, the adhere the larger Oval on the card front.  Now adhere the Backyard Basics flowers, bird, and butterfly on the Ovals.
5.  Admire your beautiful Summer Card.

You can purchase all the supplies to  make this card in My Online Store.

Happy Summer Stamping!
Nendy

Flower Shop Birthday Card in Pinks

I made this Flower Shop Birthday card in pinks for my granddaughter who turned six this past week.  She loves flowers and sparkles!  Have fun making one of your own!
Julia's Flower Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flower Shop w#130939  c#130942  (Bundle with stamps & punch w#132727  c#132725)
Bring on the Cake  w#128490  c#121958
Ink:  VersaMark
StayzOn Black
Rose Red Marker
Pink Pirouette Marker
Pretty in Pink Marker (oops-retired)
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Squares Collection Framelits Dies #130921
Magnetic Platform  #130658 (to help your Framelits stay in place!)
Punch:  Pansy #130698  (Included in Flower Shop Bundle)
Embossing Powder:  Melon Mambo  #123223
Cherry Cobbler  #122949
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Heat Tool

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette and of Melon Mambo at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Layer card stock together on the bottom cutting plate which is on your Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform.  Position the Square Scallop Framelit and the next size straight-edge Square Framelit over the card stock layers.  Position the Framelits as desired to form a Frame and a center cut out.  You may not notice but I don’t have a lower Scalloped Edge on my Frame.  You could do a whole Frame and trim it and layer it to fit.  Anyway I used the Melon Mambo Scallop Frame and the Pink Pirouette center.
3.  Rub your Embossing Buddy over your Whisper White card stock.  Stamp 3 flowers of your choice from the Flower Shop stamp set on Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink.  Cover with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.  Put excess back into the jar.  Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool.  Stamp one more flower in VersaMark ink on the card stock.  Cover this one with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Punch out with the Pansy Punch.  Arrange in desired positions over Melon Mambo Frame and Pink Pirouette center to determine where to stamp sentiment.
4.  Take your Pink Pirouette center and sentiment stamp.  Stamp the sentiment in Black StayzOn ink.  Color in the Birthday with a Rose Red Marker.
5.  Adhere the Melon Mambo Frame and the Pink Pirouette Center to the card front in the desired position.  Now adhere the flowers in the desired positions.  I would have normally used Dimensionals on the center flower, but I glued it down because this card is for a child.
6.  Add Rhinestones of varied sizes to the flower centers.
7.  Admire your fun Birthday Card!

Purchase the necessary supplies to make this card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy