Kindness Banner Card

This Kindness Banner Card is used for the November 18th Sketch #8 Challenge and the November 25th Color Combo #8 Challenge in the Facebook Group.  Make your projects and share them in the comments section under the Challenge thread.  I look forward to seeing your creations!
Kindness Banner Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144613
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Touches of Nature Elements #144216
Jute Twine #144625
Stamping Sponges #141337
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Cajun Craze cardbase at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP at 1-1/2″ x 12″.   Punch each end with the Banner Triple Punch.  Measure how long you want the bottom Banner to be.  Cut.  Sponge around the edges and top of the pattern you want to show with Early Espresso ink.  Do the same for the top banner.
2.  Stamp your Kindness sentiment in the lower right corner of your Cajun Craze card base in Early Espresso ink.
3.  Attach your bottom Banner about 3/4″ from the fold with Fast Fuse.  Attach the top Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals about 1″ from the fold and about 1/4″ above the words.
4.  Attach the desired Touches of Nature wood element with 2-3 Glue Dots in the position you like on the card.
5.  Wrap your Jut Twine twice around the fold of your card base and tie a bow.  Slide the bow to the position you want and straighten out the twine so you are happy with it.
You Card is Finished!

Find supplies for Quick and Easy cards at My Online Store.

Red Snowflake Banner Card

Make this quick Thank You card.  You can change the supplies and use the basic Sketch to make a card for any seasonal Thank You card.
Red Snowflake Banner Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White (card base)
Whisper White
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111
Big Shot:  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Punch: 1-1/2″ Circle  #138299
Embellishments:  Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack #144636
Foil Snowflakes #144642
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White cardbase at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/2.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5″.
3.  Stamp your Thank You in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Banner Framelit of your choice.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Lay out your Thank You and your Snowflake.  Attach your Thank You.  Attach your Foil Snowflake with Fast Fuse or SNAIL in the center.
5.  Wrap your Tinsel Ribbon around your patterned paper over the center of your Foil Snowflake.  Tie in a bow over to the left edge of your paper.
6.  Attach your patterned paper layer to your card base with Fast Fuse.
7.  Punch out your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 1-1/2″ Circle.  Attach over the center of your Foil Snowflake with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is Finished!

Get supplies for all your seasonal Thank You cards at My Online Store.

Thanks for the Smile Flower Card

Make this fun “Thanks for the smile” card.  It is quick and easy and sure to be appreciated by the receiver.
Thanks for the Smiles Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams  Photopolymer #142924
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  #144108
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  SCORE and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Real Red card layer at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3″ x 4″.
4.  Cut your “Flower” out using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits.  You will need two Thinlits:  the Flower with the details and the Framelit that goes around it.  Cut from Real Red cardstock.  Attach to your card front about 1/4″ from the top.  Put a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional behind each popup Petal and remove the backings.  Put Tombow Glue around the thin outside Petals and in the flower center and attach.
5.  Stamp your sentiment in Real Red ink with the bottom about 1/2″ from the bottom of your card front.
6.  Attach your completed card front to the Real Red card layer with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  Attach the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals to your card base.
Your card is finished.

Get all the supplies to make this card and other projects from My Online Store.

Elegant Snowflake card

This Snowflake Card is a quick and easy all-occasion card for Fall, Winter, and maybe even Christmas.  The little bit of gold adds the bling for an elegant card.  This is also the perfect card to make multiples of to send yourself OR give as a gift set.
Snowflake and Snow card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Whisper White
Thick Very Vanilla  #144237
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder  #139672
Punches:  1-1/2″ Circle #138299
1-3/4″ Circle #119850
Embellishments:  Pearls
Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon #144146
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and Prepare
~Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Very Vanilla card front at 4″ x 5-1/4.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
~Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Gold Glimmer Paper.
~Stamp your Snowflake on Whisper White cardstock in Smoky Slate ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.
~Cut your Ribboon at 3-3/4″ long.  Trim the ends diagonally.
2.  Assembly.
~Attach the embossed card front to the card base with Tombow Glue.
~Attach the Ribbon behind the Gold Glimmer Paper circle with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
~Layer the two punched circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals under both Circles.  Attach to your card front in the position you want.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope (optional).  Emboss the flap of your envelope with the Snowfall Embossing Folder.

Remember the BUY 3, GET 1 FREE on select Designer Series Papers ends October 31st!

Get all your card making supplies at My Online Store.

For You Flower Card

Take a break from Fall with this Flower Card.  This would be fun to color with the NEW Blenders Pens available TODAY!  I just used my Markers and a Blender Pen to color it.  I do plan on ordering a set of the pens this week when I place my Class orders for the month.
For You Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Birthday Blooms  Wood Mount #140655, Clear Mount #140658
Ink:  Memento Black
Markers:  Sweet Sugarplum
Fresh Fig
Old Olive
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Lemon Lime Twist
Other:  Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine #141682
Blender Pens #102845
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Lemon Lime Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Basic Black layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″.  Stamp your Flower and sentiment in Memento Black ink.  Color each flower petal with Sweet Sugarplum and Fresh Fig Markers using the Blender Pen to blend the colors.  Color the leave with the Old Olive Marker.  Use the Blender Pen to help blend the colors.  Attach to your Basic Black card layer with Fast Fuse.
4.  Tie the Basic Black Baker’s Twine around the card.  Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Basic Black layer, the attach to card front.

Hope you had a nice break!  Get crafting supplies for ALL seasons from My Online Store.

Quilt Cards video

Have fun using the Christmas Quilt Bundle for any season or occasion!

This video is about 8 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Tangerine Tango
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Big Shot:  Quilt Builder Framelits #144673
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets  #144106
Stampin’ Dimensionals

TIPS:
1.  Cut your papers and Adhesive Sheet at 3″ square.
2.  Use both the Frames with Lines die AND the Square die at the same time when cutting your papers.
~Cut the Frame with lines from solid color cardstock.
~Cut the Designer Series Paper using the same die.
~Arrange the Paper Patterns rotating paper sides the way you want them on the table.
3.  After the Frame with lines is cut, remove the paper with words on from the Adhesive Sheet and attach it to the back of the Frame with Lines so the Adhesive is ready to attach your paper to.  Then add the die cut pieces inside the lines until finished.
4.  Remove Adhesive backing and place on either 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Card Layer or directly on Card Base.
Attach card layer to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Layering measurements if desired:
~Frame with Lines and patterned paper=3″ x 3″
~Card Layer: Old Olive=3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Here are some other cards I made.
Quilt Cards

Have fun using a variety of patterned papers with solid color cardstock to make a quilt for any occasion.

Get supplies to make your paper “Quilt” from My Online Store.

Wood & Leaf Card

We made this Wood & Leaf card at my Stamp Class on Friday.  It is a quick card to make.  It is also perfect for men and nature-lovers.
Wood and Leaf card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings   Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Soft Suede
Very Vanilla
Crushed Curry
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Other:  1/4″ Copper Trim  #144179
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Suede card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Wood paper at 2″ x 6″.  Attach to card base leaving 1/8″ – 1/4″ cardstock showing by the fold.  Trim excess from ends.
3.  Cut 6″ Copper Trim.  Put SNAIL on the back and attach to card front along edge of Wood paper.  Trim ends.
4.  Cut a 2″ square of both Crushed Curry cardstock and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Run over the Adhesive sheet with your Bone Folder.  Peel of the part with words and stick the other part to your card stock.  Now lay the cardstock, adhesive ssheet side down, on your Big Shot.  Place the large detailed leaf Thinlit on the cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot.  NOTE:  I do recommend using the Precision Base Plate for this die.  Also use the most flat cutting pad you have over the Leaf.  Remove the cut leaf from the Thinlit.  You can use the Big Shot die brush to help remove all the small pieces or just use a toothpick.  Set on top of your card base.
5.  Stamp Thinking of You in Early Espress ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
6.  Lay the Leaf and Oval in the position you want them.  Peel of the sticker backing from the leaf and attach.  Remove the Dimensional backings from the Oval and attach.
7.  If desired, stamp some leaves on your envelope or pur some Wood paper on your envelope flap.

Get all the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.

Punched Pumpkin Card

This cute Punch Art Pumpkin Card can be made with either or both Punches or Framelits.  Change the sentiment to use for ANY Fall occasion.
Punch Art Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Early Espresso
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Early Espresso
Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Layering Oval Framelits #141706
Punch:  1-1/2″ Circle Punch  #138299
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144116
Tools:  Fringe Scissors (retired) OR Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge #141337
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Early Espress card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~Whisper White at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Sponge all over with Crushed Curry ink.  Then sponge with a pouncing motion in random spots to get the effect you want.
~Cut out 3 of the smaller ovals from Pumpkin Pie card stock with your Big Shot.
~Punch out 3 1-1/2″ circles from Pumpkin Pie card stock.
~Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock wity Early Espresso ink.  Cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit.  Cut a Scallop Oval slightly larger from Early Espresso card stock.  Layer together with SNAIL or Glue Dots.
~Cut Old Olive at 1-1/4″ x 5″.  Put some Tear & Tape along one of the long edges.  Now cut your grass blades to the Tear & Tape.
2. Assemble:
~Attach your Grass with the Tear and Tape to the bottom edge of your sponged Whisper White.
~Cut your Ribbon about 16″ long.  Put SNAIL on the back leaving 3″ at each end without tape on.  Wrap the ribbon around the grass.  Tie a knot on the left side.  Trim ends.
~Lay out the Oval and Circle Pumpkins and the sentiment.
~Attach two Ovals to the sponged layer, slightly overlapping with Fast Fuse.  Attach the last Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of the other Ovals.  Repeat with the Circles.  Cut stems with Paper Snips from Old Olive cardstock.
~Attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope.  Sponge the edges and flap if desired.

Get all  your Fall Card and Treat giving supplies from My Online Store.

Tulips Card

This card uses the Tranquil Tulips Exclusive Hostess Stamp Set.  I really do enjoy this stamp set!
Three Tuplips Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Tranquil Tulip  Photopolymer #143767  This host set is only available with Stampin’ Rewards
Inks:  Berry Burst
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Tempting Turquoise
Old Olive
Berry Burst
Whisper White
Ribbon:  Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon #144133
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Tempting Turquoise card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  SCORE and fold at 5-1/2″
~Old Olive at 3″ x 4″
~Berry Burst at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Whisper White at  3″ x 4″
2. Stamp on Whisper White 3″ x 4″ piece:
~Leaves in Old Olive ink as shown
~Tulips in Berry Burst ink as shown making sure the bottom of the Tulips touch the stemp top
3.  Layer & Assemble:
~Attach your Old Olive Layer to your card base.
~Tie your Berry Burst Ribbon around the card front and tie a bow over to the far left side as shown.
~Attach your stamped Whipser White to the Berry Burst layer with Fast Fuse.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Attach to card front.
You are finished making the card!
4.  Envelope:  If desired, Stamp a Tulip on the back of your envelope.

You can earn the Tranquil Tulip stamp set two ways:
1.  Get a few friends together for for some stamping.  Everyone places an order with the combined total at least $150.
2.  You place an order of at least $150.
NOTE:  The order total needs to be $150 BEFORE tax and shipping.

Contact Me Today to schedule your Stamping time with Friends!  We can have a FUN time together AND earn FREE things!

Thankful Sunflower Card

This easy Sunflower Card is perfect for any Fall Occasion just use the sentiment you want/need.
Autumn Sunflower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Harvest Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Daffodil Delight
Pumpkin Pie
Always Artichoke
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Crushed Curry
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Other:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon #141487
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips or your favorite fussy cutting scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Patterned Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Sunflower on Whisper White card stock:
~Stamp the flower center in Pumpkin Pie.
~Stamp the large flower stamp in Daffodil Delight lining it up over the flower center.
~Stamp the large flower a second time in Daffodil Delight this time rotating the stamp 180 degrees.
~Stamp the small flower stamp in Crushed Curry.
~While you are stamping….. Stamp your sentiment in Always Artichoke on the Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with scissors.
~Now fussy cut around your flower.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both the flower and sentiment.
3.  Assemble your card:
~Lay out the Patterned Paper, Burlap Ribbon, Flower and sentiment where you want them.
~Attach your Burlap Ribbon.  Put a strip Fast Fuse on the the back of each edge to attach your ribbon.  Lay the ribbon on the front and fold the edges back over the Fast Fuse.
~Now attach the Patterned Paper to your card base.
~Remove Dimensional backings and attach your Flower and sentiment.
4.  You can cut a piece of Patterned Paper to attach to your envelope flap OR use other stamps in the set to decorate your envelope.
You are finished!

Variation:
1.  Change the Patterned Paper design.  Choose ink colors and ribbon to coordinate.  ALL Stampin’ Up! Papers have the coordinating colors listed on the label.  This makes it SO easy to get a great looking project.

Get the supplies for this project from My Online Store day or night.

Tranquil Tulip and Doily Card

Use the Tranquil Tulip and Doily Card with your choice of sentiments from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for an any occasion card.  This is a pretty quick card to make so you can make it and give it with just a few minutes notice to someone who needs to know you are thinking of them.
Tranquil Tulip and Doily Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Tranquil Tulips Photopolomer #143767  (Exclusive Host Rewards set FREE with $150+ order OR have a party and have your friends help you earn this Exclusive Host Stamp Set! Contact me for more info.)
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Lemon Lime Twist
Fresh Fig
Big Shot:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Oops!  I guess this retired! Use the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder #143708 instead.  Place directly on your platform with a cutting pad on top, then run through your Big Shot.  You may have to use the Embossing Folder option on your platform to get it through.)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones #144220
Delicate White Doilies #141701
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Fresh Fig card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Fresh Fig card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your Whisper White at 2″ x 4-1/2″.
~Stamp the leaves and stem in Lemon Lime Twist ink.
~Stamp the Tulip two-step stamps in Fresh Fig ink.  Practice on a scrap paper if you have not done a two-step stamp before.  This will give you confidence to do it on the actual project and get everything lined up properly.
~Stamp the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in Fresh Fig ink.
~Attach to a piece of 2-14″ x 4-3/4″ Lemon Lime Twist  card stock.
4.   Lay out the Tulips and the Doily in the position you want them.  Attach the Doily to the back of the Tulips with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  Then attach them both to the card front with Tombow Glue.  Only put the Tombow on the back of the card stock.
5.  Add three Rhinestones to the top left corner of your embossed Fresh Fig card front, AND to the lower right corner of your stamped Tulip panel.
6.  Optional:  Emboss the flap of your envelope with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

Purchase all the things to make this card at My Online Store Today.  Have fun making your own versions with different color combinations!

 

Blue Flower Card

I finally received my Holiday Catalog PreOrder!  The Blue Flower and Leaves on this card uses the Painted Harvest Stamp set and Leaf Punch available as a Bundle.  You can start ordering from the 2017 Holiday Catalog TODAY!  You can see the pdf HERE.
Blue Flower Card

I am still working on updating my blog.  Please let me know if anything does not work correctly so I can fix it.  This may take a while. I guess it is taking me longer to get back to normal than I expected.

You can see three NEW blog post projects each week starting on Monday, September 4th.

SUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Painted Harvest stamp set + Leaf Punch #146021  (Bundle available until January 2, 2018)
Stamps:  *Painted Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Inks:  Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Pacific Point
Lemon Lime Twist
Wild Wasabi
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Marina Mist
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  *Leaf Punch #144667
Tools:  Scissors
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108
*=Part of the Bundle.  Bundles are only available for the time period of the catalog they are first in.  After that the pieces will have to be purchased separately if they are still available.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock:
~Leaves:  Stamp 3 sets of leaves.  Solid stamp=Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Lined stamp=Wild Wasabi ink.
~words in Memento Black ink.  Leave enough room around the edges for the Framelit to cut it out.
~Flower:  Flower Center stamp:  Pacific Point ink.  Large flower stamp:  1st in Soft Sky ink.  2nd in Marina Mist ink-Rotate the stamp 180 degrees so you get a mor full looking flower.  Smaller flower stamp:  Pacific Point.
3.  Cut & Punch:
~Punch the Leaves with the Leaf Punch.
~Cut out your words with the Stitched Shapes Framelit that best fits.  I left space on the left side for the flower to overlap the die cut.
~Use scissors to fussy cut your flower.  It goes pretty quickly if you cut a fairly close circle around the outside of the petals.  Then you just need to cut inbetween the petals.
4.  Adhesive:
~Put a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional behind each of the leaves.
~Put either Mini or Regular Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the flower.
~Lay out everything where you want it.  Attach the leaves first, then the Stitched Framelit die cut, then the Flower.
5. Decorate your Envelope.  Stamp some leaves on your envelope on the lower front corners and on the flap.  Get the receiver excited to open your card!

You can buy all the supplies to make this card at My Online Store.  Make sure and use the Hostess Code for the month if your order is under $150.

Sunshine and Hugs Card

This is a quick and easy card.  Choose the favorite colors of the person you want to give it to or the colors you are in the mood to use.  Choose a light colored card stock base, a medium tone ink color, and a dark color for your die cut.  I had not used any yellows or oranges for a while.
Hugs Inside & Out

SUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Lovely Inside & Out stamps + Lovely Words Thinlits  Wood Mount Bundle #145323, Clear Mount Bundle #145324
Stamps: *Lovely Friends  Wood Mount #144008, Clear Mount #144011
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:Lovely Words Thinlits #143733  *
Other:  Metallic Enamel Shapes #141678
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron Card Base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold ar 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp the Sun/Circle stamp in Tangerine Tango directly on the card base lots of times.  Stamp some around the edges so only part of the stamp shows.
3.  Use your Big Shot and the word die of your choice and cut it from Cajun Craze card stock.  Glue onto the card front.
4.  Add 3 Gold Metallic Shapes  to the card front.
5.  Stamp a few shapes on your envelope flap and the lower corners or edge of your envelope front.

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

Have fun using this Lovely Inside & Out bundle to make a quick card to brighten someone’s day.

Crafting Together

My grandson came over Monday for part of his “Before School Starts Grandma Date.”  We went out to lunch first, then he wanted to come over and make cards for his teachers.  School starts today for him.  So I made the Newsletter Projects and he made 3 Teacher Cards which he designed and made all by himself for his Science Teacher, Reading, and Math Teacher.
Teacher Cards
Here are the cards I made.  If you want access to the instructions, please sign up for my Newsletter in the sidebar to your right OR from the Tab at the top, and get FREE Access to this Membership Site.  You will need to register with a username and password after you sign up.
August Newsletter Project CardsHappy Card Making with Family and Friends!

Hugs & Flowers card

This beautiful, yet simple Hugs & Flowers Card will be great to send anyone needing a hug.  Enjoy making some for the special people in your life.
Hugs and flowers card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lovely Inside & Out  Wood Mount #144008, Clear Mount #144011
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Marina Mist
Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper #144185
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges with Dapper Denim ink.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″.  Stamp your sentiment in Dapper Denim ink.  Sponge around the edges with Dapper Denim ink.  Attach to card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Add Clear Faceted Gems to the inside of the flowers on the patterned paper.

Layered Watercolored Flower Card

This simple Watercolored Flower is dressed up with layers and the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Make one today in your choice of colors.
Watercolor Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh So Eclectic  Wood Mount #143937, Clear Mount #143940
Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Memento Black
Rich Razzleberry
Watercoloring:  Watercolor Pencils  #141709
Blender Pen #102845
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Garden Trellis embossing folder #143741
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your flower on Whisper White card stock with Memento Black ink.  Let dry for a few seconds.  Now color the flower with the Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil and the stem with the Old Olive Watercolor Pencil.  Blend your coloring with the Blender Pen, cleaning the tip between colors.
4.  Cut your Flower our with the desired Layering Oval Framelit.  Use the next larger Oval Framelit to cut a Sweet Sugarplum Oval.  Find a larger Scallop Oval to cut your Rich Razzleberry layer.  Attach the three Ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp your Banner with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your words inside the banner with Rich Razzleberry ink.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the coordinating Framelit.
6.  Lay your Flower and Banner in the desired places.  Attach to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You can order the supplies for this Watercolored Flower card from My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net.

Quick Floral Thank You Card

Here is a quick Floral Thank You card.  Just stamping directly on the card base.  Check the end of the post for a couple of cards my grandson made when he was over on Wednesday.
Floral Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Floral Phrases  Wood Mount #141764, Clear Mount #141767
Inks:  Memento Black
Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Lemon Lime Twist

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Lemon Lime Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp:
~Thank you in Memento Black ink diagonally in center of card.
~Flower Border stamp in Island Indigo ink next to diagonal sentiment trying to keep at the same angle and equal distances from the sentiment.
~Large Flowers in Bermuda Bay ink.

Wahoo!  A Thank You card in less than 5 minutes!  Get the supplies to make this card at My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net  Click “SHOP NOW”.

My grandson was over Wednesday and made a card he wanted posted on my blog.  His card is below.  He used the retired Gold and Silver Encore inks, the Lucky Stars embossing folder, and the You’re So Sweet stamp set.  This is the first card he has made since December.
Here is the next card he made.  This is my favorite of the two.  He used Powder Pink ink with Berry Burst and Powder Pink Markers and the Bloomin’ Heart stamp set.  The word at the top is Mama (which he calls me).  I do love the detailed outlining of the stamped images.
Alex's Heart CardThanks for looking!

Flowers and Diamonds Eclectic Layers Card

This card uses the Eclectic Layers Thinlits dies.  It is pretty quick to make.  You can choose your own color combination if you want.  This card will go to my youngest daughter whose favorite color has always been Lemon Lime Twist (with a variety of color names).
Flowers and Diamonds Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Beautiful You  Wood Mount #143004, Clear Mount #143637
Ink:  Emerald Envy
Card Stock:  Lemon Lime Twist
Powder Pink
Melon Mambo
Pool Party
Tranquil Tide
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits #143774
Punch:  3/4″ Circle  #119873
Adhesives:  Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue
Fast Fust or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  #144108

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Lemon Lime Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut out everything.
~Cut out three Melon Mambo detailed flowers using both the lined flower Thinlit and the flower outline Framelit.  Yes, I used them at the same time.  If you have the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, use them for this step.
~Cut out three Powder Pink flower outline Framelits.  Attach the flowers together with Glue.
~Cut out the Diamond shape from Tranquil Tide card stock.  Fussy cut around the outside edges.  Glue to a piece of Pool Party card stock and cut around the outside in a straight line.  (I had originally thought about fussy cutting again, but didn’t)
~Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Emerald Envy Ink.  Punch out.  Add Mini Dimensionals to the back.
3.  Lay out everything where you want it on your card front.  Attach one piece at a time.  Add the sentiment last.

You can get all the supplies to make this card in My Online Store:  (Please copy and paste) https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2040075

Sorry I have not been able to fix the links yet.  Now that my family reunion is over and my company is gone I will start looking for a new theme because the updates still have not made it so I can add links.

Layered Creative Pen Card

This Crafting Forever card has more pieces than the other two this week.  See what the addition of some layers makes!
Crafting Paint Brushes in a Cup card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever   Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Inks:  Memento Black
Bermuda Bay
Markers for the Cup:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Emerald Envy
Markers for the Brush Handles:  Berry Burst
Powder Pink
Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Tranquil Tide
Markers for the Brush Tips:  Basic Gray (Craft Knife tip)
Soft Suede
Smoky Slate
Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Seaside Embossing Folder #141481
Other:  Glitter Enamel Dots #144200
Blender Pen #102845
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Emerald Envy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your middle Bermuda Bay layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run your Bermuda Bay Marker along the edges.  Attach to card base.
~Cut your Pool Party card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Seaside embossing folder.  Glue to your layered card base.
2.  Stamp your Brushes stamp on Whisper White card stock with Memento Black ink. 3.  Color:
~Cup.  Color the whole thing with your Pool Party Marker.  Color around the edges with the Emerald Envy Marker.  Color next to the Emerald Envy Marker with your Bermuda Bay Marker and under the cup line towards the top of the cup.  Use your Blender Pen to remove the marker lines and blend the colors a little.
~Brush Handles.  Rotate the NEW In Color Markers
~Brush Tips:  Color the Craft Knife blade with Smoky Slate.  Rotate the other markers for the brush tips.
4.  Stamp Do Something Creative Every Day in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.
5.  Cut out the Brushes in a Cup with the largest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.  Cut out the Creative words with a Square Stitiched Shapes Framelit.  Run your Bermuda Bay Marker along the outside edges of each die cut.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs.  Lay in the desired positions.  Attach.
6.  Add a Glitter Enamel Dot to each corner of the Square.  I used one of each size.

Shop at My Online Store to get all the supplies to make this card:  nendykerr.stampinup.net   Click on “Shop Now” to get to the store.

Enjoy using the Crafting Forever stamp set to make a variety of cards.

Crafting Forever Pen Card

Here is another pretty quick and easy Crafting Forever card.  It is stepped up a little from the last post with the addition of Ribbon and a Label.
Crafting Forever Pen Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Label Me Pretty stamp set + Pretty Label Punch  Wood Bundle #145304, Clear Mount Bundle #145305
Stamps:
 Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Memento Black
Tranquil Tide
Markers:  Tranquil Tide
Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Pool Party
Ribbon:  Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron #144198
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Pens in Memento Black ink directly onto your card base.  (I would recommend you start stamping at the top.)  Stamp as shown alternating the direction of the pens for each row.
3.  Choose a group of pens to color.
4.  Tie your ribbon around your card front tying a bow.  Attach your ribbon to your card with a Glue Dot or two under the knot.
5.  Choose the Label Me Pretty stamp you want and stamp in Tranquil Tide ink on Pool Party card stock.  Color the Crafting Forever and the swirl underneath with your Tranquil Tide Marker.  Stamp inside your Label.  I wish I would have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Punch out with your Pretty Label Punch.  Attach to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Shop anytime at My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net   Click on “Shop Now” to get to my store.

Have fun making this card for one of your crafting friends….. or a friend who likes to write.