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

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

We made this Oh Whale Card in my Stamp Class on Friday.  This is a cute Children’s Card that can be used for any occasion.  I really enjoy the coordinating Clearlit to cut out the Whale and other little things like the fish and anchor.  My grandson was over last week as I was making this card.  He stamped and die cut his Whale.  We had to put on a Googly Eye instead of just leaving the the eye white.  I have included the numbers for the items I used that are also Digital for use with My Digital Studio.
Oh Whale Children's Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh Whale w#129129  c#129132  Digital #131462
Ink:  Pacific Point
Gumball Green
Midnight Muse Marker to color anchor
Melon Mambo Marker to color fish
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Bashful Blue (Retiring)
Whisper White
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper #126922  Digital #130670
Big Shot:  Cloudy Day Embossing Folder #127022
Happy Whale Clearlits Die #129403
Other:  Dimensionals
SNAIL
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
(Optional) Oh Wave! Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel #130105 (Need Jumbo Handle #103661)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Bashful Blue card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Cloudy Day embossing Folder.  Adhere to your card base with either SNAIL or Tombow Glue.  If I am giving this to a child under 5-years-old I adhere everything with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your “Ocean Waves” Sunshine & Sprinkles paper at 2″ x 5-1/4″.  Drag the edges on your Pacific Point ink pad to add some color and contrast.  Adhere to your Bashful Blue card front.  (Note:  There is a Jumbo Wheel that has waves that you can use instead of the Sunshine & Sprinkles paper.  Children do love using wheels so they could roll out the waves for you.)
4.  Stamp your Whale in Gumball Green on Whisper White card stock.  Make sure you leave enough room around the Whale so the other images can be cut out.  Now line up your Happy Whale Clearlit over your Whale and cut it out with your Big Shot.  Save the extra die cut images you want to use.  Adhere the Whale with either Dimensionals or Tombow Glue.
5.  Stamp the desired “Water Spout” image above the Whale using Pacific Point ink.
6.
 Color the die cut fish with Melon Mambo Marker (or desired color marker) and the die cut anchor with the Midnight Muse Marker.  Adhere with Tombow Glue.
7.  Admire your cute Whale card.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

My Paper Pumpkin is a Monthly Craft Surprise in your mailbox!  It has everything needed to make the project(s) included except adhesive for only $19.95 plus tax.  You must sign up by the 10th of the month (TODAY) to start getting your own Monthly Craft Surprise Kit in your mailbox!

These are the cards I made with the Welcome Kit.  When you join My Paper Pumpkin you will get the Welcome Kit the first month, then you will get the Kit of the Month the next month.  You cannot catch up on missed Kits.  If you decide to upgrade or embellish your Kit, you can use your own supplies from your stash.  If you make all four cards in the Welcome Kit the same it will take you about 30 minutes.  It took me about an hour and a half to make these four cards.  Part of the time was spent thinking of how to use all the supplies in the Kit but make the cards look different.

These things are included in the Welcome Kit:  4 envelopes, 4 gray/white card bases (already scored), 4 light-colored card fronts, 1 sheet of self-adhesive die cuts, 4 buttons, 2 Clear Mount stamps, 1 Clear Mount Block D, 1 Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot ink pad (you can reink Stampin’ Spots with ink refills so you can use them for a long time.), Instructions in 4 languages with a Photo on the front.

Card 1.  Here is the card I made following the directions included in the Kit.

My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 1Card 2.  I used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  (Note:  you will have to trim either the top or bottom of the card because the embossing will distort it and make it look crooked.)  Cut the light card front paper at 2-3/8″ x 4″.   Stamp “Hey there” on part of the light colored print that is leftover.  Punch out with a Large Oval Punch.  Punch an Extra-Large Oval out of Lucky Limeade.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.  I also used Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine to tie the bow in the button.  I adhered the Button with Glue Dots.
My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 2
Card 3.  I embossed the light card front with the Chevron embossing folder.  I also stamped the “Hey There” on part of the left over card front from Card 2 and punched it out with an Extra -Large Oval Punch.  I sponged the Oval with Lucky Limeade ink and then adhered it to the card front with Dimensionals.  I also used Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine in the Button.
My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 3
Card 4.  I used the Window Frames Framelit to cut the card front this time.  Then stamped the “Hey There” directly on the Window Frame.  I also used the Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine to tie a bow on the Button again..
My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 4

Now that you have some examples from the My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit maybe you are ready to give it a Test Drive.  Contact me and I will register you OR you can sign yourself up HERE.  Please choose me as your Demonstrator.  You can also skip a month when needed or cancel anytime.

Happy Paper Pumpkin Adventure!
Nendy
  

The Easter Blessings stamp is paired with the Secret Garden Bundle and the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper to make a bright Easter Card.  We made this card at my March Stamp Class.  Several people used different sentiments.  All the cards were beautiful, but I did forget to take pictures.  The Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper is becoming one of my favorites!  It works well with many different stamp sets and for many occasions-serious, fun, and whimsical.
Easter Blessings, Secret Garden, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Easter Blessings w#129183
Secret Garden w#129141  c#129144  (Bundle-stamp set & Framelits:  w#131100  c#131099)
Inks:  Pacific Point
Raspberry Ripple
Summer Starfruit
Papers:  Melon Mambo
Marina Mist
Pretty in Pink
Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper #130670
Big Shot:  Oval Collection Framelits #129381
Secret Garden Framelits #129372  (See Stamp and Framelit Bundles with Stamps.)
Other:  Basic Pearls #119247
Large Pearls #125577
SNAIL
Dimensionals

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 Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Stamp your Easter Blessings sentiment in Pacific Point ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using the desired size Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.
4.  Stamp the desired Secret Garden flowers and cut them out with the coordinating Secret Garden Framelits and your Big Shot.  I used Daffodil Delight Delight card stock with Summer Starfruit ink, Marina Mist card stock with Pacific Point ink, and Pretty in Pink card stock with Melon Mambo ink.  (If I remember correctly.)
5.  Lay out your Oval and flowers in the desired positions.  Adhere your Easter Blessings Oval with SNAIL.  Adhere your Secret Garden flowers with Dimensionals around your Easter Blessings Oval.
6.  Add a Jumbo Pearl to the center of your largest flower and a Basic Pearl to the centers of your other flowers.
7.  Admire your Easter Card and mail it today!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 

I made this World Treasures Peacock card for the downline meeting swap at the beginning of March.  It is pretty quick to make but requires a little drying time because I used Dazzling Details to add some sparkle.
World Treasures Peacock CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  World Treasures w#126765  c#126767
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Island Indigo
Whisper White
Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 2013
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Other:  SNAIL
Dimensionals
Dazzling Details

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
 Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base with SNAIL.
3.  Stamp your World Treasures Peacock in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White card stock.  Use the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit and your Big Shot to cut your World Treasures Peacock out.  Adhere to your Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper with Dimensionals.
4.  Apply Dazzling Details to the desired parts of the World Treasures Peacock.  I put Dazzling Details in some of the clear white diamond shapes.  Set aside to dry for at least 30 minutes.
5.  Admire your sparkly World Treasures Peacock card.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Here is a card using the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack and the Feel Goods stamp set.  We made this card at my Stamp a Stack this past weekend.  It is another adaption of a card from Ronda Wade’s Creative Convention.  It is a quick & easy card to make with a feel of Spring.
Print Poetry Feel Goods

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Feel Goods w#129681  c#129684
Card Stock:  Primrose Petals
Gumball Green
Very Vanilla
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack #129312
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Big Shot:  Windows Collection Framelits #129021
Punch:  Scallop Border
Other:  Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844
SNAIL
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Primrose Petals card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gumball Green layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut your Print Poetry layer at 5″ x 4-1/2″.  Fold your Print Poetry down 1-3/4″.  Use the Scallop Border Bunch on the folded over edge.  Adhere the Print Poetry DSP to the Gumball Green with SNAIL.  Wrap the Primrose Petals ribbon around the folded over part of the Print Poetry DSP and tie a knot.  Now adhere these layers to your Primrose Petals card base.
3.  Stamp your Feel Goods sentiment in Primrose Petals ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut it out using the desired size Windows Framelit.  Make sure the Framelit is going the direction you desire.  The original card had the Framelit with the rounded part at the top.  I do like it the way I did it though.  Decide where you want your sentiment and arrange your ribbon in the position you want it.  Now adhere your sentiment with Dimensionals.
4.  Admire your pretty card.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Here is a fun little card made with the Pop-Up Posies Kit and the stamp included with the Kit.  Although I think I will be adding a couple of the Sale-a-bration Buttons to the card as “flower centers” when I get a chance.  Have fun making this fun little card and the 3D Flower.  You can use the Cajun Craze & Calypso Coral combination or try it Pool Party & Island Indigo or Baja Breeze & Pacific Point.  Or try all three combinations and let me know which you like best.
Pop-Up Posies Card

SUPPLIES:
* = Spring 2013 Catalog
** = Sale-a-bration 2013 Brochure
*Pop-Up Posies Kit #131395
Card Stock:
  Cajun Craze
Calypso Coral
Ink:  Black StazOn
Cajun Craze Ink and Marker
Big Shot: **Vine Street Embossing folder (Sale-a-bration 2013)
Other:  Paper Piercing Tool & Mat
Glue Dots
SNAIL
Dimensionals
Bone Folder

When this Kit is no longer available you can use any Framelit or Big Shot Die and Punched Flowers to get the look you want.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Calypso Coral card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cajun Craze layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Vine Street embossing folder.  Adhere to Calypso Coral card base.
3.  Put together your Pop-Up Posies flower.  I used two of the Calypso Coral Daisies.  Hold a Petal and curl it with your Bone Folder.  Line up curled flowers as desired.  Use a Piercing Tool and Mat to pierce a hole for your brad.  Insert desired brad.  
4.  Lay flower in desired position on your embossed label and decide where to stamp sentiment.  Stamp sentiment in either Cajun Craze or Black StazOn.  Run the edge of your Cajun Craze Marker along the raised embossed lines on your label.
5.  Adhere shaped Pop-Up Posy flower in the desired position with either Glue Dots or Dimensionals.  Adhere two other flowers to desired corners.  (Next time I am adding buttons to the flower centers.)  Adhere decorated embossed label to card front with either Glue Dots or Dimensionals.
6.  Admire your fun little card!  Hand delivery is a must with this 3D Flower Card.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 

Here is another card I made at the Creative Convention by Ronda Wade.  I am glad I have a package of the Print Poetry Designer Series Stack.  We will be making this card at my Stamp a Stack Class on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23.  You will take home 12 cards.  You will make three cards like this one.
Secret Garden meets Print Poetry

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Secret Garden w#129141  c#129144
Feel Goods w#129681  c#129684
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Midnight Muse
Baja Breeze
Card Stock:  
Raspberry Ripple
Baja Breeze
Whisper White
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack #129312
Other:  Vintage Faceted Button
White Baker’s Twine
SNAIL
Mini Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Raspberry Ripple card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut Print Poetry paper at 3″ x 4″.  Also cut your Whisper White at 3″ x 4″.  Cut your Baja Breeze card stock at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  There your cutting is all done.
2.  Adhere Print Poetry paper on the left side of your card front leaving an equal border around the 3 edge sides.
3.  Stamp your Feel Goods sentiment in Midnight Muse (mine needs reinking) in the lower right corner of your Whisper White card stock.
4.  Stamp a Raspberry Ripple flower in the upper left hand corner of your Whisper White.  Stamp two Midnight Muse flowers as shown.  Stamp some of the lined image flowers all over in Baja Breeze ink.
5.  Adhere your Stamped Whisper White card stock to your Baja Breeze layer.  Adhere to your card base.
6.  Thread some White Baker’s Twine through the button holes of your Vintage Faceted Button.  Tie a bow.  Adhere to the center of the Raspberry Ripple Flower with Glue Dots.
7.  Admire your quick and cute card!

I made this wonderful Swallowtail Butterfly Card as part of Creative Convention by Ronda Wade.  I think it is a beautiful card and it is also quick and easy to make.  We will be making this as part of my Stamp-a-Stack Class on March 22nd.
Swallowtail Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Swallowtail w#129213  c#129216
Tiny Tags w#118091  c#118592
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Basic Gray
Card Stock:  Basic Gray
Raspberry Ripple
Very Vanilla
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″) #129312
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
1″ Circle
Other:  Jumbo Rhinestome #129324
Basic Rhinestones #119246
SNAIL
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Basic Gray card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut Print Poetry layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut Raspberry Ripple card stock 3-1/2″ x 4-5/8″.  Adhere to card base.
4.  Cut Very Vanilla card stock 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Ink up Swallowtail stamp.  Lay with rubber side up.  Position Very Vanilla in desired position on top of inked Swallowtail Butterfly stamp.  Rub with a Clear Mount or Wood block to get an even stamped image.  Gently remove from stamp by lifting straight up.  If you slide it your image will smear.  Adhere to Raspberry Ripple layer.  Add Jumbo Rhinestone to the Swallowtail Butterfly body.
5.  Stamp background for circle punch.  I used Primrose Petals which I stamped once on scratch paper then onto the area I was going to punch.  Next time I will use Basic Gray ink and stamp it off once.  Stamp sentiment from Tiny Tags in Raspberry Ripple.  Punch out with 1″ Circle Punch.  Punch Scallop Circle from Basic Gray card stock.  Adhere Very Vanilla Circle to Scallop Circle with SNAIL.  Adhere Scallop Circle to Butterfly with Dimensionals in desired position.  Add a small Rhinestone if desired.
6.  Admire your wonderful card!

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

I have really been in the mood for Spring so I made a Sunflower using the Blossom Petals Punch.  It is a pretty quick card to make and reminds me of hot Summer Days as I sit here feeling chilly in my long-sleeved sweater.  We made this card at my 3D Flower Class on Friday.  I hope you enjoy making it!  I made a similar card for my daughter-in-law’s birthday last year.  As usual, you can change the colors and the sentiment to make you happy!  This is the TRUE advantage of making your own cards!
Blossom Petals Punch Sunflower

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
 Perfectly Penned w#122890  c#122892
OR the sentiment of your choice
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Summer Starfruit
Big Shot:  Argyle Embossing Folder #127750
Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
OR Embossing folders of your choice
Punches:  Blossom Petals #121808
1-3/8″ Square #119877
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Other:  Glue Dots (Lots!!) #103683
SNAIL
Dimensionals
Thin handled paint brush OR Bone Folder
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Summer Starfruit card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Chocolate Chip layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to Summer Starfruit card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Argyle embossing folder.  Adhere to Chocolate Chip Layer.
4.  Punch 9 of the long thin Blossom Petals using a 2-1/8″ strip of Daffodil Delight card stock.
5.  Shape your Blossom Petals.  Take one Blossom Petal and your Thin handled paint brush (or Bone Folder) and lay it down the center of the Blossom Petal.  Fold the Petal sides up so it is rounded down the center of the Blossom Petal.  Now take your paint brush handle and curve each side of the Blossom Petal so it is slightly rounded.  Repeat with the other 8 Blossom Petal.
6.  Place a Glue Dot in the center of the bottom edge of your Whisper White layer.  Put a Glue Dot on the top center back of FIVE Blossom Petals.  Set aside with the Glue Dots facing up.  Take your first Blossom Petal and place it with the narrow tip on the Glue Dot and the Blossom Petal facing straight up.  Place the next two along the bottom edge so these three Blossom Petals form an upside-down T.  Place the last two Blossom Petals with Glue Dots on in between the three Blossom Petals that form a T.
7.  Place another Glue Dot in the bottom center on top of the other one that now is covered with Blossom Petal tips.  Place a Glue Dot on the center back of the remaining FOUR Blossom Petals so the Glue Dot will adhere to the bottom layer of Blossom Petals where they touch.  Place each Blossom Petal so the top is in between the lower layer of Blossom Petals as shown.
8.  Punch half a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Chocolate Chip card stock.  Run it through your Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder.  Adhere to your Sunflower with Glue Dots.
9.  Now for your sentiment.  I will give the dimensions I used for the Perfectly Penned Happy Birthday.  Cut a strip of Daffodil Delight at 1-3/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut a strip of Chocolate Chip at 1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp your sentiment in the center of your Daffodil Delight strip.  Use your Square punch to make the “Banner” ends.  Adhere to your Chocolate Chip strip using SNAIL making sure to leave enough space at each end so you get a point instead of a flat part when you trim the Chocolate Chip ends slightly larger than your Daffodil Delight ends using scissors.  Adhere this banner using Dimensionals.
10.  Admire your Sunflower card!

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

I made this Easel Card for a new member of my group using Floral District Designer Series Paper and a Scallop Punch Flower.  Easel Cards are so simple to make and they impress others.  Have fun making one of your own!
Floral District Easel Card with Scallop Circle Flower

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Statement of the Heart stamp (available only to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators)
I Am (received at the 2012 Stampin’ Up! Convention)
Choose the stamps of your choice
Markers:  Rich Razzleberry
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Floral District Designer Series Paper #126919
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle  #119854
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle  #127811
Other:  Victorial 5/8″ Crochet Trim #118481
3/16″ Brad
SNAIL
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Bone Folder
Paper Piercing Tool

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 3″ and 5-1/2″.   2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut your Floral District Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Also cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock 3-3/4″ wide x 1/4″ taller than your sentiment card stock.  (You can do this after you have stamped your Sentiment.)
3.  Color your sentiment with your Rich Razzleberry and Garden Green Markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut card stock to fit the sentiment (no wider than 3-1/2″)  Adhere to the Rich Razzleberry sentiment layer.  Adhere in place with SNAIL.
4.  Punch 1 Rich Razzleberry Scallop with each Scallop Punch.  The following technique is called the “Faux Suede Technique.”  Crunch/Roll them up in the smallest little ball you can.  Now use your Bone Folder to smooth out the wrinkles and break down the card stock fibers until you can see it separating into two layers.  Gently peel the layers apart so you have two scallops.  (Note:  I found Rich Razzleberry card stock harder to separate than some of the other colors.  I ended up punching 2 of each size scallop since they tore when I separated them.)  Do this with all your Scallops so you have 2 of each size.  Now roll them up into little balls again.  Kind of smooth them out.  Layer them from largest to smallest and center as well as possible.  Use a Piercing tool to pierce a hole through the center.  Insert brad of your choice.  Crinkle each Scallop Circle as desired to form your flower.
5.  Decide where to place the Scallop Flower and the ribbon.  Tie the ribbon around the Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the Scallop Flower with Glue Dots.  Adhere this layer to your 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card front by putting your SNAIL on the Rich Razzleberry card front.
6.  Put SNAIL on the 3″ end of the card base.  Adhere the bottom of your card front to the 3″ end of your card base.
7.  Stamp your sentiment and either cut it out or punch it out.  Decide how far back you want the easel part of your card to be.  Adhere this sentiment with Dimensional in the position desired to hold up your card front.  You now have your Easel Card made.

Enjoy making your own Easel card!
Nendy

I decided to use the Blossom Punch two different ways on the same card with some Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper.  I was inspired to make this card browsing Pinterest.  They used Framelits or Nestabilities.  I am in the mood for flowers.  This winter has been way to COLD for me this year!  We are expecting snow again tonight and I live in southern Arizona where it usually snows just once a year and we have maybe 14 days of cold weather in the winter.  I don’t think we have had 14 days of pleasant weather this winter.  So here is a card with some flowers to remind me that Spring will come and the weather will hopefully be warmer.
Mixed Bunch & SAB 2013 DSP, Stamps, Punch www.nendyscreativecorner.com

SUPPLIES:
* = Sale-a-bration 2013 Brochure
Stamps:
  Mixed Bunch w#125535  c#125537
*Pretty Petites w#129639  c#129642
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry
Pretty in Pink
Whisper White
*Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540
Punches:  Blossom #125603
*Petite Curly Label #129405
Other:  Subtles Designer Buttons #119745
1/8″ Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon #119960
SNAIL
Glue Dots
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 you Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Punch our your Blossom in the desired position.  Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.  Note:  Put a half Dimensional at the tip of each flower petal to emphasize that it is punched out.
3.  Stamp your Mixed Bunch flower in Rich Razzleberry ink on Pretty in Pink card stock.  Punch out using the Blossom Punch.  Cut in between the petals down to where the ink is.  Curl your petals with your Bone Folder.  Thread the Ribbon through the button holes and tie a knot.  Attach to your stamped flower with Glue Dots.  Thread ribbon through a second button and attach it with Glue Dots to your card base in the center of your punched out flower.
4.  Stamp your Pretty Petite image twice in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Petite Curly Label Punch.  Adhere to opposite corners using Dimensionals.
5.  Admire your card.

Earn 1 Sale-a-bration item for each $50 purchase from My Online Store through March 22, 2013.

Happy Punching!
Nendy

Th Oh Hello stamp set is so versatile.  You can get a lot of different looks using it.  This card originally started out trying to use some More Amore Designer Series Paper for the card front.  I tried several different variations and then decided to skip the card front and try everything on the Cherry Cobbler card base.  I really like it!  I hope you have fun when you make it!
Oh Hello in Cherry Cobbler. www.nendyscreativecorner.com

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh Hello w#130730 c#130733
(Oh Hello Stamps & Oval Framlits Bundle:  Wood  Clear)
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark
Cherry Cobbler Marker
Garden Green Marker
Big Shot:  Oval Collection Framelits #129381
Punches:    Scallop Oval
Extra-Large Oval
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder #122949
Heat Tool #129053
Scissors
SNAIL
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp two of the Oh Hello patterned arrows and the Oh Hello Chevron Oval in VersaMark ink on Whisper White card stock.  Dump your Cherry Cobbler embossing powder over all your stamped images.  Shake off.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Cut your Oh Hello Oval out with the coordinating Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Cut the Oh Hello Patterned Arrows out with your Scissors so there are 4 corner pieces.
3.  Adhere the Oh Hello Patterned Arrows corner pieces with SNAIL to your Cherry Cobbler card front corners.  Adhere the Oh Hello Chevron Oval with Dimensionals to the center of your Cherry Cobbler card front.
4.  Color the Oh Hello Flower Stamp with your Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock close enough to the edge so you can easily punch it out.  Now punch it out with the Scallop Oval Punch.  Punch the Oval out of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Adhere the Flower to the Cherry Cobbler Punched Oval with Dimentionals.  Adhere the Cherry Cobbler Oval to the Chevron Oval with Dimensionals.
5.  You now have a card you can use for any occasion just to make someone’s day better!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Here is a card made with the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper and the Ribbon and Button Pack.  I will have a Valentine card for you Friday.  I will be doing some cleaning today and I have decided to watch a movie and start making my Valentine Cards this afternoon since I haven’t had much stamping time for a week.
Sale-a-bration Card with Ribbons

SUPPLIES:
* = 2013 Sale-a-bration brochure
Stamps:  *Pretty Petites  w#129639  c#129642
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
*Sycamore Street #127540
Punches:  *Petite Curly Label  #129405
Curly Label
1″ Square
Big Shot:  *Vine Street embossing folder #130492
Other:
  *Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812
Island Indigo Baker’s Twine #125575
SNAIL
Dimensionals

TIPS:
1.  The embossed strip is 1-1/4″ wide.
2.  I cut the Ribbons 6-1/2 to 7″ long.  Put SNAIL on the back of your Designer Series Paper and  adhere your Ribbons to it.  Thread your Baker’s Twine through one button hole and thread in under your ribbons before threading it through the second button hole.  Cinch up your Baker’s Twine tightly.  I tied a knot then a bow.

Q&A:

Question:  What do I need to buy to earn a Sale-a-bration item?
Answer:  You need to buy $50 of Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  Digital products and downloads are also counted as merchandise.  Shipping and Tax don’t count as merchandise.

Some Examples:  (Prices below do NOT include Shipping OR Tax.  You can make any substitutions you want.)
New Stamper Bundle $50.15:
~Black StazOn ink pad #101406  
~Assorted Card Stock in the Color Collection of your Choice (Buy 2 packages)
~Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad (Color of your choice from the Color Collection to match your Card Stock)
~Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (same color as your ink pad)
1 package of Whisper White card stock #100730 OR Very Vanilla card stock #101650
SNAIL adhesive #104332
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430


All-Occasions Stamps & Punch
Wood  $52.90-$53.90:
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#115370 $36.95
Choose one Punch:
Word Window Punch  #119857  $15.95
OR Modern Label Punch  #119849  $16.95
Clear:
Teeny Tiny Wishesc#127802  $26.95
Clear Mount Block G  #118489  $4.50
Choose one Punch:
Word Window Punch  #119857  $15.95
OR Modern Label Punch #119849 $16.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430  $3.95

Big Shot Bundle  $107.90 (You will earn 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items)
Big Shot #113439  $99.95
Embossing Folder of your choice  $7.95

My Digital Studio 2:
My Digital Studio 2 (Full Software, some content)  $39.95
Disc #130645  Download #130644
$10.05 in the downloads or products of your choice

My Digital Studio 2+:
My Digital Studio 2+ (Full Software, LOTS of content)  $79.95
 Disc #130647  Download #130646  (I prefer the download-no discs to misplace.  When I got a new computer for Christmas I just went to my downloads and downloaded it.  SO EASY!)
If you want to earn 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items you can purchase $20.05 in other Stampin’ Up! products or downloads.

Spring Catalog ProjectsI am ready for Spring so I made a Spring Flower card using the Floral Frames Framelits, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-bration, and a wonderful Designer Builder Brad from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  I LOVE the Sycamore Street Paper because it uses a variety of colors and patterns to fit any mood I happen to be in.  Earn yours today with a $50 purchase of anything from My Online Store!!  Digital Downloads count too!!
Floral Framelit Spring Flower

SUPPLIES:
* = Spring 2013 Catalog
** = Sale-a-bration 2013 Brochure
Stamps: Loving Thoughts w#125843  c#125845
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
**Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540
Ink:  VersaMark
Big Shot:  Framed Tulips Folder #121809
Lacy Brocade Folder  #127819
Floral Frames Framelits  #127012
Other:  *Designer Builder Brads #129329
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
*Pool Party Embossing Powder #129398
Heat Tool
SNAIL
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Paper Piercing tool and Mat

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut Island Indigo card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through Big Shot using the Framed Tulips embossing folder.  Trim edges with scissors.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Cut Flower pieces using the desired three Floral Frames Framelits.  Cut the large and smallest out of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper.  Cut the middle one from Pool Party card stock.  Use the Lace Brocade embossing folder and your Big Shot to add texture to this center flower.  Adhere the three flowers together with Dimensionals.
4.  Use your Paper Piercing Tool and Mat and pierce a hole through the center of all the flower layers.  Punch either a Itty Bitty Flower or Circle from Island Indigo card stock.  Adhere to the center of the Designer Builder Brad with a Glue Dot.  Place the Clear Circle Epoxy Bubble on top of the punched Itty Bitty shape.  Insert your completed Designer Brad through the hole you pierced.
5. Lay the Flower in the desired position on your card front.  Decide where you want your sentiment.  Move the flower.  Stamp your sentiment in Versamark Ink in the desired position.  Dump your Pool Party embossing powder over the sentiment.  Remove the excess and put it back in your jar.  Melt the embossing powder sentiment with your Heat Tool on High.
6.  Adhere your Flower to your card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Enjoy this Flower any time of year!!!

You can purchase most of the items to make this Flower Card from My Online Store.  The Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper is FREE with a $50 purchase from January 22 to March 22, 2013.

Happy Spring Stamping!
Nendy 

Spring Catalog ProjectsWould you like to lay around and watch the clouds go by for a while?  You can do that when you use the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder and add some Dazzling Details for sparkle.  Add a sentiment from the Ciao Baby! stamp set and you have a fun, quick card.  I chose a yellow monochromatic color scheme because it has been a long time since I have used yellows.  I really needed a change from the reds of Christmas and Valentine’s Day.  Choose any two colors that you are in the mood for or you think the person you are giving the card too will like.
Sparkly Cloudy Day Card

SUPPLIES:
* = from the Spring 2013 Catalog
** = Sale-a-bration 2013  (1 item FREE with each $50 purchased) Available January 22-March 22, 2013
Stamps:
 *Ciao, Baby!  w#129645 c#129648
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Summer Starfruit card base
Daffodil Delight card front 3-3/4″ x 5″
Big Shot:  *Cloudy Day Embossing Folder #127022
Punches:  Curly Label #119851
**Petite Curly Label #129405
Other:  Dazzling Details #124117
SNAIL
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Score and fold Summer Starfruit card base at 4-1/4″.
2.  Use Daffodil Delight Card front with the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.  Adhere to front of card base.
3.  Punch a Curly Label out of Summer Starfruit card stock.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp desired sentiment from Cio, Baby! stamp set with Chocolate Chip ink on Daffodil Delight card stock.  Punch out using the Petite Curly Label Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  Adhere to Summer Starfruit Curly Label.  Then adhere your Curly Labels to the desired position on your card front.
5.  Spread a thin layer of Dazzling Details on random Clouds and on the corners and points of your Summer Starfruit Curly Label as desired.
6.  Admire your sparkly card and set it aside to dry.

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

Happy Springtime Stamping!
Nendy 

Spring Catalog ProjectsI was so excited to see the Sweet Threads Simply Sent Kit in the Spring Catalog.  I enjoy doing Cross-Stitch, but haven’t done it in a few years.  Now I can combine my enjoyment of Cross-Stitch with my love of card making!  The Sweet Threads Simply Sent Kit comes with almost everything I used to make these cards.  I read the instructions inside the paper with the picture on AFTER I had finished the Cross-Stitch and they told me to STAMP FIRST, then Cross-Stitch if I want to stamp on the card stock that I do the Cross-Stitch on.  The Cross-Stitch did take a little while to do (like it always has for me).  There are basic instructions in the paper with the picture on so you will be able to Cross Stitch even if you haven’t done so before.  Surprise your family and friends with this interesting mixed media card!
Sweet Threads Cross Stitch Cards

SUPPLIES:
* = from Spring 2013 Catalog
Kit:
 *Sweet Threads Simply Sent #126924  OR *Sweet Threads Bundle w#131105
Card Stock:  Primrose Petals
Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Lucky Limeade
Primrose Petals
Always Artichoke
Always Artichoke Marker
Big Shot:  *Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders #129383 (Green)
Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die #120903 (Pink)
Punches:  Scallop Trim Corner #118870 (Green)
Modern Label #119849 (Green)
Scallop Edge Border #119882 (Pink)
Other:  SNAIL
*Melon Mambo 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon #129293
Stamping Sponges
Glue Dots
Dimensionals (some are included in the kit, but you might need more)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Read the Instructions that come with the Kit!  (Like I should have done!!)  Choose the card color you want to use from the Kit.
2.  If you want to stamp a sentiment directly on the Scalloped Cross Stitch card stock, do it now.
3.  Do the Cross-Stitch pattern you want to use on your card following the basic instructions that come with the Kit.  Here is what the back of mine look like.
Sweet Threads-Back of Cross Stich4.  Sponge the edges of the Cross-Stitch card stock, if desired.  I think I will use Primrose Petals Ink to sponge the piece for the Green card next time.
Pink Card.
5a.  Wrap the 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon around the Cross-Stitch card stock and tie a bow.  Place Glue dots underneath the ribbon if desired to hold it in place.
5b.  Cut the largest of the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz from Primrose Petals card stock using your Big Shot.  Sponge around the edges with Primrose Petals ink.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  Put Dimensionals on the back of your Cross-Stitch.  Layer it on the Scallop Square as shown.
5c.  Punch a Scallop Border Edge on both sides of a 1-1/2 to 2″ tall by 4-1/4″ wide Primrose Petals card stock piece.  Stamp your sentiment in desired position using a Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.  Sponge the edges with Primrose Petals ink.
5d.  Lay items in desired positions, then adhere them to card front.  You have now finished your Pink Card!
Green Card.
6a.  
Cut your Lucky Limeade card stock at 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″.  Punch the corners using the Scallop Trim Corner punch.  Sponge all the edges with Lucky Limeade or Old Olive ink.  Place Dimensionals on the back of both the Lucky Limeade and the Cross-Stitch card stock pieces.  Adhere together.
6b.  Stamp desired sentiment on Lucky Limeade card stock in Always Artichoke ink.  Punch out with Modern Label punch.  Sponge edges with same ink used earlier  Adhere to Cross-Stitch piece with Dimensionals.
6c.  Choose the desired Needlepoint Border embossing folder.  Line up the edge with the top edge of your card front.  Fold the card back behind the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot.  Keeping the same side facing up, line up your embossing folder with the bottom edge of your card and emboss as before.  Run the brush tip of your Always Artichoke Marker along the raised parts of your embossed card front trying to only get the parts raised by your embossing folder.  Run your fingers along the embossed edges just for fun.
6d.  Now center and adhere your Cross-Stitch layers to your card front.  You have now finished your Green Card!

You can purchase the Sweet Threads Simply Sent Kit and Bundle in My Online Store.

Happy Cross-Stitching and Stamping!
Nendy

Have a fun and safe New Year’s Eve and a wonderful and Happy New Year!  So let’s say good-bye to 2012 and a big hello to 2013!
Happy New Year 2013!I used the Sale-a-bration MDS Content Disc to make this card.  You can get it FREE with a $50 purchase starting January 22, 2013.  You can replace the Happy New Year with the words you want to say.  I also used the Petite Pennants punches download.  The digital papers you see are also available as Designer Series Papers as a Sale-a-bration reward.  The paper is called Sycamore Street and has a Button and Ribbon package to coordinate with it.  I am enjoying using these coordinating products!

Just a reminder that January 2nd is the last day to purchase items from the Holiday 2012 Catalog!  We can start purchasing from the Spring Catalog on January 3rd!!!  There are SO Many cute and fun things to play with!!!!

Happy New Year!
Nendy 

I made this card for my Mother’s Birthday which is mid-December.  I wanted to use some of the new things I had just received that are in the NEW Spring 2013 Catalog.  This was a fun card to make and came together pretty quickly.
Amazing Mother Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
* = Spring 2013 Catalog available January 3-May 31, 2013
Stamps:
  *Amazing Family w#129189  c#129192
*Oh Hello w#130730  c#130733  (Bundle with Oval Framelits w#131102  c#131101)
Ink:  VersaMark
Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Regal Rose
Melon Mambo
White Vellum
Embossing Powder:  White
Black
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  *Oval Framelits #129381 (also in Oh Hello Bundle-see above)
*Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders #129383
*Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159
Other:
   Basic Pearls
Heat Tool
*Delicate Details Lace Tape #130966
*Paper Doilies #129399
Paper Trimmer or scissors
SNAIL
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Stamping Sponges

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Melon Mambo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Take the Needlepoint Border embossing folder of your choice and place it in the desired position along the bottom of your card front.  Fold the card back beneath the embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Sponge the raised designs with Melon Mambo ink and your sponge.
3.  Now let’s do our heat embossing.  Stamp “You’re Such An Amazing” on Melon Mambo card stock with VersaMark ink and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder.  Melt with Heat Tool on High.  Now stamp the Chevron Oval from Oh Hello in Versamark ink on Whisper White card stock and sprinkle with Melon Mambo embossing powder.  Melt with Heat Tool on High.  Finally stamp “Mother” on the White Vellum card stock in VersaMark ink and sprinkle with Black embossing powder.  Melt with Heat Tool on Low so you don’t warp the Vellum.  This will take longer to melt.
4.  Trim around “You’re Such An Amazing” so you form a nice rectangle.
5.  Measure the width of the Banner Framelit in the Hearts a Flutter Framelits.  Trim around “Mother” so the strip is wide enough to fit in the Banner Framelit.  Now take it to your Big Shot and place on the Multipurpose Platform with both Tabs closed and a cutting pad on top.  Put the end of the “Mother” banner you are cutting under the Banner Framelit with the other end resting on top of your Banner Framelit.  Cover only the end of the Banner Framelit you are cutting with the top cutting pad.   Leave the part you are not cutting uncovered to prevent a fold line on your banner.  Repeat with the other side.
6.  Cut the embossed Oval Chevron with the desired Oval Framelit.  Use the next larger Oval Framelit to cut a Melon Mambo Oval.  Adhere the two Ovals together with Dimensionals.  Put  Glue Dots under the “M” and the “R” in Mother and adhere to the embossed Chevron Oval.  Adhere all these to the Paper Doily in the desired position.
7.  Lay out pieces in desired positions.  Adhere the Paper Doily layers with SNAIL.  Adhere You’re Amazing with Dimensionals.
8.  Add a circle from the Delicate Details Lace Tape in the desired position.  Add Pearls as shown or as desired.
9.  Admire your lacy feminine card.

You can purchase the items to make this Amazing Card from My Online Store.  Spring Catalog items will be available around noon Mountain Time on January 3, 2013.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy