I just love the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  All it needs is a sentiment to make a quick, but pretty card.  Choose your favorite patterned paper and add a sentiment from the Banners for You Bundle.
Peachy Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Banners for You Photopolymer stamp set + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock:  Peekaboo Peach
Pear Pizzazz
Whisper White
Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (12×12) #141660
Tools:  Big Shot for Framelits
Stamping Sponges
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Peekaboo Peach card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Peachy Paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to card front.
4.  Stamp your Banner in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your sentiment in Tangerine Tango ink.  Cut out your Banner with the coordinating Framelit.  Sponge the Banner edges with Pear Pizzazz ink.  Attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Fruit Stand DSP-001    Banners For You Buy Now-001

Have fun making a variety of cards using the many varieties of Designer Series Papers and the Banners for You Bundle.

This Watercolor Wings Butterfly is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Elegant Eggplant inks and cut out with the Bold Butterfly Framelits.  Choose your color combination and make your own Butterfly Card.
Butterfly in PurplesSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Watercolor Wings  Photopolymer #139424
Inks:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Flirty Flamingo
Vellum #101856
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #141657
Big Shot:  Bold Butterfly Framelits #138135
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base leaving about 1/8″ of the card base showing at the folded edge.
3.  Stamp your Butterfly on Sweet Sugarplum card stock:
~the large solid Butterfly shape in Sweet Sugarplum ink.
~the Butterfly center with the dots at the edges in Rich Razzleberry ink.
~the Butterfly outside edge stamp in Elegant Eggplant.
~Cut out your Butterfly with the large Butterfly Framelit.
~Stamp the Butterfly body in Elegant Eggplant.  I usually end up cutting off part of the body if I stamp first then cut.  So I have started stamping the wings, cutting it out with the Framelit, then stamping the body.
4.  Use your Big Shot with the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT cutting pad to cut out the smaller Butterfly from Vellum card stock.
5.  Fold both Butterfly’s wings next to the Butterfly body.  Attach together with Glue Dots.
6.  Stamp your saying in Rich Razzleberry ink.
7.  Position your Butterfly and attach it with Glue Dots on the back of the Butterfly Body.

Enjoy making Butterfly cards in a variety of color combinations.

I am enjoying the Foxy Friends products and made this Fox card using the Foxy Friends stamp set and the A Little Foxy  Designer Series Paper.  Have fun with all the animal variations you can make with this stamp set!  This card is perfect for animal lovers, men, and boys.
Foxy Friends Fox CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set #141549  (Bundled with the Fox Builder Punch #142326)
Ink: Cajun Craze
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″)  #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits  #138281
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose your patterned paper design and cut it at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with either Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
3.  Stamp your Fox:
~Body in Cajun Craze ink
~Eyes and Nose in Memento Black
4.  Cut your Fox out using the Lots of Label Framelit that is wide enough.  Position the Top of the Framelit close to the top of the Fox and run through your Big Shot.  Reposition the Framelit lining up the sides so the Bottom of the Framelit is in the position you want.  Run through your Big Shot.  Watch this Video to see how to shorten your cut Framelit shapes.
5.  Cut the next larger Framelit in Cajun Craze card stock.  Lay your Fox die cut on top of your Cajun Craze die cut leaving the border at the Top you want.  Reposition your Framelit on the Cajun Craze card stock so you have the same border at the bottom of your die cut.  Run through your Big Shot.
6.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Fox die cut to the Cajun Craze card stock die cut.  Move your Fox around until it is in the position you like.  Attach it to your card front.

Buy the Foxy Friends Stamp Set HERE.   Buy the Foxy Friends Bundle HERE.

Enjoy making this Foxy Friends Card for someone special.

This card is another card with mostly stamping with the Flower Patch and Friendly Wishes stamp sets and a strip of sequins to dress it up some.  Have fun making one yourself.  This is the perfect card for beginning stampers AND those who need to make a quick card with some sparkle.
Flower Patch Sequin CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flower Patch   Photopolymer #134207
Friendly Wishes   Wood #138698, Clear #139579
Ink:  Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay Ombre Stampin’ Pad  #141608
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Embellishment:  Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim #137910
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video  for more instruction on Basic Card Bases.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your large flower in Island Indigo ink on the upper left corner of your Whisper White card front.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in the lower right corner of your card front using the Bermuda Bay Ombre ink pad.
5.  Angle your Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim diagonally across the center of your card between the flower and your sentiment.  Attach with a Glue Dot at both the top and bottom edge of your card front.  Trim so one sequin hangs off at each end of your card front.
6.  Attach your card front with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  You can also attach a Glue Dot to the back of each sequin that hangs over the edge so they will stay attached to your sequin strip.

Have fun using the new Bermuda Bay Ombre ink pad and Sequin Trim!

This LOVE card, made with the Letters for You Framelits,  can be used for many occasions:  birthday, engagement, wedding, or anniversary.  This one is for my daughter’s birthday.  Her name is too long to fit on this size card.  Choose your patterned Designer Series Paper and card stock to coordinate.  All Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers have the coordinating colors listed on the package to help you coordinate your projects.
LOVE CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Mint Macaron
Daffodil Delight
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632
Big Shot:  Large Letters Framelits #141712  (Also Bundled with Letters for You Photopolymer stamp set #142348)
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more about card bases.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper and coordinating Mint Macaron card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Now get out your Big Shot and Letter Framelits.  You can use either the Multipurpose Platform that came with your Big Shot or the Magnetic Platform which will hold your Framelits in place.  Choose the four letters you want and lay them in the position you want them on your Mint Macron card stock.  Run through your Big Shot.  Save the center parts of the letters (such as the O here).
4.  Use half Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your die cut Mint Macaron card front.  Place half Dimensionals next to the edges of the letter cut out also.  Now add any letter centers with half Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Attach to the Designer Series Paper making sure all four sides are lined up.  Now  attach your layered card front to your card base with Fast Fuse or SNAIL or Tombow Glue.

Letters for You Buy Now-001    Letters for You Buy Now-002

Have fun making your own Dimensional pretty word card with the Letters for You Framelits for someone special!

This easy Seaside Shore Fish Card is quick to make and perfect for Summer.
Seaside Shore Fish CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Seaside Shore   Wood #141622, Clear #141625
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Real Red
Dapper Denim
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Island Indigo
Big Shot:  Seaside embossing folder #141481
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Island Indigo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more details on making a card base.
2.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp your plant several time in Wild Wasabi ink.  Stamp your fish in Rich Razzleberry ink (center fish), Dapper Denim (fish on left), and Real Red (fish on right).
3.  Now run your stamped card front through your Big Shot with the Seaside embossing folder.  Attach it to your card base with Tombow Glue.
4.  Variations:
~Simplify: You can just stamp the fish on and attach to your card base without using the embossing folder.
~Upgrade/Step Up:  You can stamp the fish on Whisper White card stock, cut them out, and glue them on to the embossed card front.

Seaside Shore wood mount stamp set   Seaside Shore clear mount stamp set

Have fun making this Seaside Shore Fish Card!

This is the first card in the Oh Happy Day Card Kit.  This Kit makes 20 different cards and comes with an Exclusive Stamp Set, clear block, small ink pad, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and all the card bases, card parts, and embellishments you need to finish all 20 unique cards.  You just need to supply the rest of the adhesives.  This is perfect to give as a gift or take with you when traveling this summer.  After all, we don’t want to go through craft withdrawals when on vacation do we?
Oh Happy Day Card 1

SUPPLIES:
Oh Happy Day Kit #142725
Basic Black Marker
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dot
Tombow Glue

I am working on a Tutorial for this Kit.  You will receive the Tutorial FREE if you buy the Kit from My Online Store.  The Tutorial will also be For Sale if you purchase it from someone else and/or live in another country.  I will let you know when it is available.

This is a quick and easy Thank You card using 1 stamp, 1 Heart Framelit from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, and 1 Embossing Folder (with your Big Shot).  It also uses my new favorite monochromatic color combination of Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, and Cherry Cobbler.
Thanks Kindly Heart CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  One Big Meaning   Wood #138788, Clear #139420
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Flirty Flamingo
Big Shot:  Sweet & Sassy Framelits  #141707 (Layering Hearts)
Seaside Embossing Folder  #141481
Accent:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine  #123125
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  (If you want a border around it then cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.)  Place the large Heart Framelit of your choice in the center and cut it out with your Big Shot.  Now place in your Embossing Folder with the waves going the direction you want and run through your Big Shot.  Use Tombow Glue to attach it to your card base.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.  You can use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help you get it exactly where you want it inside the heart.
4.  Tie a bow with Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.  Put a Glue Dot behind the knot and attach it to your card.

Enjoy making this quick and easy Thank You card using your favorite color combination.

I have been really enjoying the Flourishing Phrases Bundle and this is the fifth card I have made with it.  The first four cards are part of an Online Class which should be ready by next Wednesday, June 22, 2016.  This is a pretty quick card to make.  Get out your Glue and your Big Shot and make a card!  You can choose your own two colors.
Flourishing Phrases Circular Strip CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Flourishing Phrases stamp set + Flourish Thinlits  Wood #142322, Clear #142323
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Elegant Eggplant
Punches: Scallop Tag Topper  #133324
Project Life Corner Rounder #135346
Trim:  Silver Sequin Trim #138399
Adhesives:  Fine Tip Glue Pen OR Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more instruction on card bases.
2.  Cut five Elegant Eggplant Circular Strips using the Thinlit from the Fourish Thinlits set.  Remove the excess pieces with either the Big Shot Die Brush or a toothpick.  I poked a few holes at the tip with a toothpick and pulled the Circular Strip and it came of really easily.
3.  Figure out where the center of your card front is (or just guess like I did).  Put dots of Glue on the edges of your Circular Strip and lay it in the center.  Next do the top and bottom Circular Strips, the the ones in between the center and the top or bottom strips.
4.  Cut a 1-3/4″ x 4″ piece of Sweet Sugarplum for your Tag.  Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the bottom two corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.  Stamp your sentiment in Elegant Eggplant ink.  Sponge around the Tag edges with Elegant Eggplant ink.
5.  Cut two Elegant Eggplant Flowers using the small flower Thinlit.  Attach them to your Tag with Glue.
6.  Cut about 6″ of Silver Sequin Trim.  Thread through the Tag hole and tie once loosely.
7.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of your Tag and attach it to your card front.
8.  If desired, you can add a Circular Strip to the front of your envelope or to the envelope flap.

Flourishing Phrases Wood Mount Bundle Buy Now    Flourishing Phrases Clear Mount Bundle Buy Now

Have fun using the Flourishing Phrases Bundle!

This card uses the Falling Flowers Bundle for the images and the Flourishing Phrases stamp set for the words.  A sweet and simple card to give to someone you love.
I Love You Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Falling Flowers stamp set + May Flowers Framelits Wood #142328, Clear #142329
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases   Wood #141531, Clear #141534  (Bundle with Flourish Thinlits  Wood #142322, Clear #142323)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Thick Whisper White
Adhesive:  Fine Tip Glue Pen

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 sentiment in Dapper Denim ink in the lower left corner on your card base.
3.  Stamp your Falling Flowers Flourish in Wild Wasabi ink on your card base above the lower left sentiment.
4.  Cut your large Melon Mambo May Flower Thinlit using your Big Shot.  I just used my Magnetic Platform and two fairly flat cutting plates.  Glue it to your card base by dotting Fine Tip Glue on the back of each petal tip.  After laying it on your card base smooth it with your Bone Folder to help it stick to the card better.
5.  Stamp I love you in Dapper Denim ink in the upper right space on your card front.  Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.
6.  Decorate the envelope flap with the Falling Flowers Flourish you used on the front of your card.
7.  Give it to someone you love.

Falling Phrases Wood Mount Bundle    Falling Flowers Clear Mount Bundle

Enjoy using the Falling Flowers Bundle and the Flourishing Phrases stamp sets!

This Raccoon Card is the first card I made when my first order from the NEW 2016-2017 Catalog arrived.  It was fun and fairly easy to make.  Have fun playing with this Foxy Friends stamp set!  This card would be great for the nature lovers and men and boys.
Foxy Raccoon-001SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamps + Fox Builder Punch  #142326
Inks:  Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip
Old Olive
Always Artichoke
Memento Black
Old Olive & Always Artichoke Markers
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6)  #141637
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

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.  Cut your Foxy Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 3-5/8″ x 4-1/4″.
4.  Stamp:
~Raccoon body in Crumb Cake
~Raccoon tail stripes in Soft Suede
~Raccoon eye patches and ears in Soft Suede
~Raccoon Face in Memento Black
~Tree stump in Chocolate Chip
~Leaf sprig in Old Olive
~Leaf Arch in Old Olive
~Tree in Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  Both my ink pads and markers need to be reinked…..  NOTE:  Before stamping the Tree punch out the images using the Fox Builder Punch.  Trim the Tail piece in about 1/8″ all around.  Center the tail piece over the stamped tail and use the head piece to cover his back legs but put it in about 1/8″.  This 1/8″ inset will make the tree stamp closer to the body so you won’t have to color in as much white space around the Raccoon tail and body.
~Use your Old Olive Marker to make little lines for grass.
5.  Attach stamped piece to card base.

Have fun making your own Raccoon or Fox card!

I wanted these Detailed Floral Thinlits as soon as I saw them in the catalog!  Here is my first card using the Floral Phrases Bundle which includes the Floral Phrases stamp set and the Detailed Floral Thinlits.
Thank You Floral cardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Floral Phrases stamp set + Detailed Floral Thinlits  Wood#142354, Clear #142355
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Adhesive:  Fine Tip Glue Pen
Tools:  Big Shot #143263  Comes with NEW Big Shot Platform!!
Big Shot Die Brush
Precision Base Plate
FLAT Cutting Pads

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″.
~Take to your Big Shot and put on your Precision Base Platform (which is on either your Magnetic Platform or your Multipurpose Platform).
~Lay your Sweet Sugarplum card stock on the Precision Base Platform.
~When you lay each of the Detailed Floral Thinlits on your Sweet Sugarplum card stock leave the same distance to the edge of the card stock on all three sides.  (I wish I would have done that.  It cut differently than I thought.)
~Now lay your FLAT cutting plate on top and run through your Big Shot.
~Use your Big Shot Die Brush and foam pad to remove all the tiny pieces.  You can also use your Bone Folder or a toothpick to remove the pieces.
~Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add dots of glue around the edges and at some spots in the center of each die cut part of your card front.  Attach to your card base.  Smooth over the whole piece with your Bone Folder to make sure glue attaches well to your card base.
3.  Stamp the Thank You phrase in Rich Razzleberry ink.

Floral Phrases Wood Mount Bundle    Floral Phrases Clear Mount Bundle

Enjoy using your Floral Frames stamp set and Detailed Floral Thinlits to make some cards!

The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits were used to create this simple card.  Have fun making your own version.
Swirly Scribbles Flower cardSUPPLIES:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:  *Love and Affection Photopolymer #141545
Ink: *Emerald Envy #141396
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
*Sweet Sugarplum #141418
*Emerald Envy 141415
Big Shot: *Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Bundle Alert!  The *Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and Swirly Bird stamp set also come bundled at a discount.  Photopolymer #142353

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.  Cut your long Swirly Scribble out of Emerald Envy card stock and  your Thinlit and Big Shot.  Cut out  three round Swirly Circles from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  The large flower is made up of two die cuts.
3.  Lay out your pieces on your card front.  Glue in place.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Emerald Envy ink.
5.  You can also decorate your envelope or envelope flap by stamping images from the coordinating Swirly Bird stamp set #141749.

Remember, you can get all your supplies at My Online Store 24/7.

Enjoy using your Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to make a variety of cards!

Here are Stamping 101 and Stamping 102 cards made by my friends at our Upline Meeting.  I hope this inspires you to make your own Stamping 101 and Stamping 102 cards.

MADE BY KAREN
Karen used the NEW Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle #142353.  For her 101 card she just stamped on the card base.  For her 102 card she cut the card front off at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and layered it on a Dapper Denim card base.  She also added some die cuts from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.
Karen's Stamping 101 CardKarens Stamping 102 CardMADE BY BILLIE
Billie used the NEW Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer #141739 stamp set.  I did not get a picture of her Stamping 101 card.  She just stamped the words directly on the card base for 101 and added the layers (Layering Squares Framelits) for 102.  She also added some Pearls for 102.
Billies Stamping 102 CardMADE BY SHARON
Sharon’s Stamping 101 card has everything just stamped on the card base.  For her Stamping 102 card she just stamped the tree and leaves a second time on Whisper White card stock then cut it in a rectangle and layered it with the same color of card stock as she stamped the Tree in.  She them punched out a small heart and layered it on the rectangle.  She used the Sheltering Tree stamp set  Photopolymer #137163.
Sharons Stamping 102 CardI hope this gives you some ideas to either simplify your cards using Stamping 101 Techniques, OR add some layers, die cuts, or embellishments for a Stamping 102 Card.

At our Upline Meeting at Sharon’s House she had us do a basic single layer card (Stamping 101), then add some elements with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the card some Pop (Stamping 102).  The purpose of this was to help us help teach beginning stampers to design their own cards – which are usually stamped on the card base, then step it up with a few simple additions.  It was a fun experience.  Try it for yourself and have some fun!  It took us about 1-1/2 hours to make the two versions.  We did just use our Stamping 101 card and added to it.
Painter's Palette - Stamping 101We started out with a NEW Stamp set in front of us.  I even got to assemble it for her since it was Wood Mount.  She had all the NEW In Color ink pads, card stock, and the NEW Ruched Ribbon.  There was also Whisper White card stock, the NEW Duet Banners Punch, and the NEW Layered Squares Framelits.

SUPPLIES -101 & 102:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:  *Painter’s Palette  Wood #141907, Clear #141910
Ink:  *Dapper Denim #141394
*Emerald Envy #141396
*Peekaboo Peach #141398
*Flirty Flamingo #141397
*Sweet Sugarplum #141395
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Layered Squares Framelits # #141708
Punch:  *Duet Banner #141483
Ribbon:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon #141427
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig  #101049
Stamping Sponge
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Glue Dots

STAMPING 101 CARD INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video if you need help making a card base.
2.  Lay your card base in the landscape position – with the fold at the top.
3.  Stamp your words in the center of the frame in Emerald Envy ink.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig if you want.  Watch this Video to learn how to use your Stamp-a-ma-jig.
4.  Choose the ink stamps and the ink color for each stamp.  Stamp each stamp diagonally in the same direction in at least two places.  Fill in any large spaces with the smaller stamps.  Yes, one stamp will look like it is going backwards.  No one will notice unless you tell them.  Remember to stamp straight down and straight up to avoid getting “Ring around the Rubber”.
5.  Your basic Stamping 101 card is finished!

Painters Palette - Stamping 102STAMPING 102 CARD INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Follow all the steps for the Stamping 101 card.  You do NOT need to stamp the words in the center as you will be covering them up.
2.  Stamp the following on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.
~Stamp the Painter’s Easel two times in Dapper Denim ink.
~Stamp the words in Emerald Envy inside one of the Frames of a Painter’s Easel.
~Stamp “A Little Expression of Love” In Emerald Envy ink.
3.  Use your Paper Snips to cut out around one of your stamped Painter’s Easels.  Only the two feet and the top will be showing so cut those pieces extra well and the frame will be covered up.  Attach to the center of your card with either SNAIL, Fast Fuse, or Tombow Glue.
4.  Choose the Layered Square Framelit you like best to cut the Frame out of the other stamped Painter’s Easel.  I chose a Scallop one that was slightly larger than the Frame.  Cut it out with your Big Shot.  Sponge around the Scallop edges with a Stamping Sponge wedge and Dapper Denim ink.  Attach over the Frame of your Painter’s Easel which is on your card front.
5.  Punch out the “A Little Expression…” with the Duet Banner Punch.  Put your card stock in the punch so you can see the stamped words through the Banner holes in the bottom of the punch.  Line up the words so they are in the position you like and punch.  Sponge some Emerald Envy ink around the edges of the punched banner.  Put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched banner.  Attach it to the upper left corner of your card front.
6.  Tie a bow with the Ruched Ribbon.  If you have trouble tying a bow, just tie a knot with about 1-1/2″ on one end and then cut off the other end to match.  Attach to your Painter’s Easel on the upper right corner with Glue Dots.
7.  A few extra steps can take your card from cute and nice to impressive.

Have fun making a Stamping 101 Card and then adding some layers to it for your Stamping 102 card!
Nendy Kerr

This card uses the NEW Marquee Messages stamp set.  It is another stamp set I received at On Stage in April.  This is a fun stamp set to layer and add bling to!  There are words for a lot of occasions included in the stamp set.  So use the favorite color(s) of the person you are giving it to and impress them with your talents.  NOTE:  There are a lot of steps to this card, but all the steps go really quickly so it is a kind of quick card to make.
Marquee Messages Card

SUPPLIES:
*=available June 1, 2015
Stamps:
  *Marquee Messages   Photopolymer #141727
Ink:  Memento Black
Rose Red
Real Red
Markers:  Smoky Slate
Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Other:  Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details #127845
Paper Snips #103579
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Melon Mambo 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 3-3/4″ x 5″.
3.  Stamp your Marquee image using Memento Black ink on your Whisper White card front at the angle you want and on a scrap of Melon Mambo card stock.
4.  Stamp your choice of “You Are” or “It’s Your” in the center of your Marquee in Memento Black ink.  Color in the letters with your Real Red Marker.
5.  Color in the little rectangle banner strips on the side of your Marquee with your Melon Mambo Marker.  Color in the two stars with your Melon Mambo marker.  You can also color in the shaded parts of the image with your Smoky Slate marker if desired.
6.  Stamp your choice of “Awesome”, “Birthday”, or “Invited” in Rose Red ink in the lower banner.  Also stamp the small sentiment in either Rose Red or Real Red ink.  Attach to your Melon Mambo card base.
7.  Cut out the Melon Mambo squared Arrow with your Paper Snips.  Add Dimensionals to the back and attach over the stamped squared Arrow on your card front.
8.  Add Silver Dazzling Details to:
~the dots on your squared Melon Mambo Arrow.
~the “string” along the thin rectangle banner strips.
~the center of the two stars.
9.  Set aside to dry for at least a couple of hours so the Dazzling Details won’t smear.
10.  Whoever you decide to give this to will be impressed!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

I received this Moroccan Nights stamp set at On Stage.  Sarah did a cool demonstration using it which inspired me to use the image in layers.  It does involve fussy cutting, but is pretty easy.  I used all the NEW 2016-2018 In Colors.  Enjoy making one of these cards yourself.  Here is a link to print up a Wish List for all the NEW things you need to come to your house.
Moroccan Nights MedallionSUPPLIES:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:  *Moroccan Nights   Wood #141715, Clear #141718
*Love & Affection   Photopolymer #141545
Ink:  *Peekaboo Peach #141398
*Flirty Flamingo #141397
*Sweet Sugarplum #141395
*Emerald Envy #141396
*Dapper Denim #141394
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Punch:  3/4″ Circle Punch
Other:  Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge wedge
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your large medallion image on Whisper White card stock in each of the five colors.
2.  Decide how you are going to cut them and stack them.  You can choose the color order you want from bottom to top.  I will give instructions for the way I cut them.
3.  Cut out your images.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each layer.
~Bottom Layer-Dapper Denim.  Cut around the outside edges of the stamped image using straight cuts.  You can do more curvy cutting if you want, but I just used straight lines.
~4th Layer-Emerald Envy.  Cut around the circles and the “U” shape that connects them.
~3rd Layer-Sweet Sugarplum.  Cut the “U” and the points that go to the center of the Emerald Envy Circles.
~2nd Layer-Flirty Flamingo.  Cut points around each flower petal end.
~Top Layer-Peekaboo Peach.  Cut in a circle around the small center flower.
NOTE:  Next time the order will probably be:  Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, then Flirty Flamingo at the top.  The Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, and Peekaboo peach need to be separated because they blend together so well and need the Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy to separate them.
4.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.  You really do need to score so your fold will look nice and crisp instead of crinkly because the card stock really does not like to fold without a score line.
5.  Now that your images are layered together, decide which sentiment to use.  I used one from the NEW Love & Affection stamp set.  Stamp your sentiment in Dapper Denim ink.
6.  Stamp the two flowers in Peekaboo Peach ink either next to your sentiment OR (if desired or if you mess up stamping the image and get ring around the rubber) you can stamp your flowers on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock, punch them out with the 3/4″ circle punch, and sponge around the edges with Peekaboo Peach ink.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Attach your layered Medallion with Stampin’ Dimensionals to your card front.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Here is a card made with items I preordered at OnStage.  I finally had a chance to sit down and play with them.  The stamp set is the NEW Painter’s Pallette.  The card stock, Designer Series Paper, Washi Tape feature the NEW In Colors.  Copper Embossing Powder was used for the Frame and stand.  I hope you enjoy this bright and happy feeling card.  You can order the *NEW supplies on June 1, 2016.  If you want them earlier, consider signing up
Painter's Pallette Friendship Card
SUPPLIES:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:
  *Painter’s Pallette  Wood #141907, Clear #141910
Ink:  *Emerald Envy #141396
VersaMark
Other
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
*Emerald Envy #141415
*Playful Pallette Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141657
Other:  *Copper Embossing Powder #141636
Stamp-a-ma-jig #
Heat Tool
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Emerald Envy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video to learn about Basic Card Bases.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Add your center Washi Tape strip with the lower edge about 1-1/2″ from the lower card base edge.   I usually tape the Washi Tape to my table to hold the card steady while adding the other pieces.  Add a second Washi Tape design next to both edges of the first Washi Tape Strip.  Trim off the excess that hangs over the sides.
4.  Stamp the Frame and Stand in VersaMark ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Add Copper Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool on High setting.  Watch this Video to learn how to Heat Emboss.
5.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to help get your stamped image in the center of the Frame.  Watch this Video to learn how to use your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Stamp with Emerald Envy ink.
6.  Cut out your Frame and Stand with Paper Snips.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Choose your patterned paper and coordinating card stock to make this fun Party Pop-Up Birthday Card.

This Video is 10 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Party with Cake Bundle includes Party with Cake stamp set and Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies  Wood Mount Bundle #140815Clear Mount Bundle #140814
Bone Folder #102300
Card Stock:  Mint Macaron
Bermuda Bay
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper #140557
Big Shot:  Party Pop-Up Thinlits #140620
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
FLAT Cutting Pad #113475
Punch:  Corner Rounder Punch #
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
Tombow Glue #110755
Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309
SNAIL double sided adhesive #104332

NOTE:  You can change the card stock colors, patterned paper, and ink colors to make each card your own!  You can also color your Pop-Ups or cut outs with markers.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. 
Cut your Mint Macaron card base
~No Pop-Up:  5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~With Pop-Up:  4-1/4” x 11” and fold and score at 5-1/2”.
1a.  Complete Pop-Up Instructions as shown in the Video above before working on card front.  Stamp the inside now if desired.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4” x 5-1/4”.  Attach to front of card base.
3.  Flat Pop-Up Thinlit cutting instructions.  Just cut out of a piece of card stock with no fold line.  Cut at the end of the letters and the cake plate.
Cut out your Happy Birthday from a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock using the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT Cutting Plate.  Since this is NOT a Pop-Up you don’t have to pay attention to the arrows on the Thinlit.  Separate the card stock from the Thinlit using the Big Shot Die Brush.  Attach to card front with Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Party With Cake Wood Mount Bundle

Party With Cake Clear Mount

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Here is another card using the Love Blooms Embellishment Kit.  The Wood Heart Frame adds a fun touch.
Love Blooms Embellishment Kit Wood Frame Heart CardSUPPLIES:
Love Blooms Embellishment Kit #140551
Bundles:
 Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer stamps + Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack #140548
Adhesive:  Glue Dots
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp 1 large flower and 2 small flowers on Whisper White card stock using Rose Red ink.  Cut them out with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  Attach them to the Wood Heart Frame with Glue Dots.
3.  Choose your patterned paper by holding your decorated Wood Heart Frame over the different patterns in your Paper Stack.
4.  Cut the patterned paper you chose at 3″ x 6″.  Put SNAIL on the back long edges and a strip down the center.  Angle the paper the way you want it.  Mine has about 1/2″ on the lower and upper edges.  Add your Bow on a Paper Clip before you press down the adhesive well.  Press down the paper so the adhesive stick.
5,  Put  6-8 Glue Dots on the back of your Wood Heart Frame and attach it to the angled paper.
6.  Stamp some small Hearts on your card front in Rose Red ink.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr