Pine Cones Birthday Card

This Pine Cones Birthday card for my husband uses the Christmas Pines Bundle and the Peaceful Pines Framelits.  It is a fairly quick card to make.  So make this card for some of the men and nature lovers in your life.
Pine Cones Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Christmas Pines photopolymer stamp set + Pretty Pines Thinlits Bundle #143496
Christmas Pines stamp set only #142049
Pretty Pines Thinlits only #141851
Stamps:  Fresh Fruit  Photopolymer #141770
Ink:  Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White card base
Garden Green
Soft Suede
Big Shot:  Pretty Pines Thinlits only #141851
Perfect Pines Framelits  #139665
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or 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 the Frame in Soft Suede ink on the bottom of your card front.  Stamp the Happy Birthday in Chocolate Chip ink inside the Frame.
3.  Cut out  4 Pine Cone parts from Soft Suede card stock and the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue them together to make 2 Pine Cones.  One of the Pine Cone parts does not cut all the way through.  I used it as the bottom piece for my pine cones.
4.  Cut out 5 large Garden Green Pine Branches from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue them to the corner of your card putting glue just down the center of the branch.  Glue the Pine Cones to the upper corner to cover where the Pine Branches overlap.
5.  (Optional) Cut out the Garden Green Perfect Pines Tree that will fit the large Thinlit with the triangles inside it.  I cannot remember if I ran the tree through my Big Shot with both pieces at the same time.  Glue to your card front.

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Enjoy making cards and projects with the Christmas Pines Bundle and the Perfect Pines Framelits!

Happy Autumn Sweater Card

This Happy Autumn Card uses the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder from the NEW Holiday Catalog which you can order from now!  It is a pretty quick and easy card to make once you know the secret of using the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.  So change the color and words to make you happy and have fun making this card.
Happy Autumn Cable Knit CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Project Life Date It  photopolymer #141563
Crazy About You  photopolymer #137137, Wood #138856, Clear #138859
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder #143537
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Accents:  Halloween Night Enamel Dots #142025
Stamping Sponge wedge #141337
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
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.  Cut your Cajun Craze card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put inside your Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder lined up how you want.  Place directly on your Big Shot Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with both tabs open-DO NOT use a bottom cutting pad!!!!).  Now place a cutting pad on top of your embossing folder.  If you try to use this with two cutting pads you will break your Big Shot!!!  Feel the great texture this embossing folder makes…….
3.  Sponge the edges and the raised areas of your embossed card front with Cajun Craze ink.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue making sure to get a bit of glue on each raised piece on the back edges and some in the middle on the raised edges.
4.  Stamp Happy Autumn or the words of your choice in Cajun Craze ink.  Cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that best fits it.  Sponge around the edges.  Add a couple of Pumpkin Pie Enamel Dots.

Enjoy playing with this NEW Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder!

Three Thoughtful Branches Cards

Here are three of the cards we made at my Thoughtful Branches Bundle Class.  We also made the Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card.

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Card 1: Sweet Sugarplum Card

Thoughtful Branches Sweet Sugarplum CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Lots of Label Framelits
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card front layer at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Attach to center of card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your dotted stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink and your leaf stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I tried to stamp them randomly.  Attach to your card front.
5.  Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock and cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that works best.  Sponge the edges in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Cut the next larger Lots of Labels Framelit from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Sponge with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Attach two labels together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Cut two sets of the Flower Leaves” – one in Sweet Sugar Plum and one in Rich Razzleberry.  Separate the Leaves leaving a stem.  Arrange as desired.  Put Glue only on the part of the leaf that touches the Whisper White label.  I attached the Rich Razzleberry Leaves first, then the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf.  I also sponged the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Card 2.  Forest Trees Card.

Thoughtful Branches Forest Trees CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Soft Suede
Garden Green
Real Red
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White for stamping
Thick Whisper White for card base
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Adhesive:  Foam Adhesive Strips

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 Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
Stamp:
~Tree Trunks and 3 Trees in Soft Suede ink
~Pine Trees needles in Garden Green ink
~Birds in Real Red ink
~Words in Memento Black ink
3.  Run your card front in the Softly Falling embossing folder through your Big Shot.
4.  Attach Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of your card around the edges with about 3 or so inch strip in the center back.  Attach to card base.

Card 3. Copper For You Card

Thoughtful Branches Copper For You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Memento Black
Daffodil Delight
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Early Espresso
Copper Foil Sheets (available September 1, 2016)
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Petal Burst embossing folder #141493
Ribbon:  Organza
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Copper Foil Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing Folder.   Cut your Ribbon at about 5″.  Run Fast Fuse along the back where you want to attach your Ribbon.  Lay Ribbon across the front and fold ends over and attach to Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach Embossed Copper Sheet to card base.
3.  Stamp your words and cut out with the Layering Circle Framelit that best fits.  Choose a slightly larger Scallop Layering Circle Framelit and cut out of Cajun Craze card stock.  While you are at it, cut the Flower Leaves from Cajun Craze card stock at the same time.  Attach the two circles together with Fast Fuse.
4.  Stamp your two leaves on Whisper White card stock.  Use the Rock and Roll Technique to get the two colors on each leaf.  Ink up the Leaf Stamp with Daffodil Delight ink just as you always do, BUT before stamping take your stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp in Cajun Craze ink.  Each leaf will look different.  When you have two leaves you like, Cut them out with the Leaf Framelit.
5.  Attach the four leaves to the back of the Circles with Tombow Glue.  Attach the Leaf & Circles to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

I have been wanting to make a Four Seasons card with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I got this Thoughtful Branches Bundle idea from Daniela Astor.  As usual I tweaked it and made it my own.  It took me about 1 hour to make this card, but it can be displayed all year long.  Yes, it fits in a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope so you can mail it!
Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

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SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits  #144328
Stamps:  Date It Photopolymer #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Garden Green
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Soft Sky
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Always Artichoke
Delightful Dijon
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits from Bundle
Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Marina Mist card base:  4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″.
~Soft Sky:  2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring, 2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.
~Soft Suede and Early Espresso card stock:  Cut two full trees each
~Tree Leaves:  Cut one each: Emerald Envy, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze.
~Small individual Leaves:  Cut one each in Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon
~Stamp and Cut.  Stamp Tree Leaves on Whisper White Twice – once in Garden Green ink and once in Daffodil Delight ink.  Cut out with the Tree Leave Framlit.
~Cut 7 apples from Real Red card stock.
2.  Stamp your Season names on the Soft Sky card stock about 1/4″ from the bottom (or top).  It is easy to center your stamping with the Photopolymer stamps.
-2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring,
~2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer,
~4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.  Lay out your Autumn Tree with the 3 Tree Leaves and stamp Autumn in the center under the tree.  Stamp Winter centered in the small space left.  Put your Winter side in the Softly Falling embossing Folder with the Autumn side sticking out and run through your Big Shot.  It does not matter if part of the snow is on the Autumn part of the card stock.
3.  Attach your Soft Sky pieces to your card base in the coordinating sections.
4.  Spring.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Spring section not adding glue to about 1/2″ on each side of the branches so you do not glue the card open.  😉  Attach the Garden Green stamped and cut Tree Leaves.  Cut 5 “flowers” from the Daffodil Delight Stamped and cut Tree leaves.  Glue The Tree Leaves on not adding glue to the 1/2″ on each side.
5.  Summer.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Summer section centering the trunk and not gluing about 1/4″ on each side of the branches.  Attach the Emerald Envy Tree Leaves making sure the right side is just to the left of the fold line.  Bend the card between Spring and Summer and trim off the right side of the Summer branches and Emerald Envy Tree Leaves so the fold line shows.  Now lay the card flat with the Spring Tree Leaves overlapping the Summer Tree Leaves.  Trim more if necessary to have your card lay flat.
6.  Autumn.  Glue your Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, and Cajun Craze Tree Leaves together as shown.  Glue to Early Espresso Tree.  Now Glue so the Left side of the Tree Leaves almost touch the fold on the left by Summer.  Add extra single leaves beside Autumn if desired.
7.  Winter.  Trim your last Early Espresso Tree to fit in the space left beside Autumn.  Glue on.

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Green Thanksgiving Card

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is another card using the Vintage Leaves stamp set.
Happy Thanksgiving!SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves Photopolymer #138802
Lighthearted Leaves Photopolymer #139712
Ink: Always Artichoke
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Always Artichoke
Big Shot:  Chevron embossing folder #127749
Punch:  Note Tag #135860
1/4″ Circle #134364
Other:  1/8″ Gold Ribbon #134583
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Always Artichoke card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Chevron embossing folder.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp three leaves close together on Old Olive card stock with Always Artichoke ink.  Hand cut them leaving them connectd at the lowest leaf tip.  Attach Dimensionals to the backs.  Set aside.
4.  Stamp your sentiment from Lighthearted Leaves in Always Artichoke ink on Old Olive card stock.  Punch out with the Note Tag Punch.  Punch out the 1/4″ circle.  Fold two 5-6″ pieces of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon in half.  Thread the fold through the hold from the back and insert the ends through the loop.  Pull tight.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back including on the back of the ribbon.
5.  Lay your leaves and sentiment on your card front and attach them with Dimensionals.
6.  Happy Thanksgiving from me to you!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nendy Kerr

Thanks & Leaves card

I love the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits!  Here is a Thank you card made with them.
Thanks Leaf CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves Bundle Photopolymer #140235
Inks:  Delightful Dijon
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Cajun Craze
Delightful Dijon
Old Olive
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits (See Bundle above)
Elegant Dots embossing folder #138287
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Other:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.   Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with your embossing folder.  Glue to card front.
3.  Stamp two Cajun Craze Leaves and one Delightful Dijon leaf.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelits.
4.  Cut out your Thanks Thinlit with your Big Shot.  I also used Parchment Paper between the Thinlit and card stock.  You can also use the Precision Cutting Base if desired.  I totally forgot about using it.  🙂
5.  Lay out the Leaves and the Thanks.  Attach with Tombow Glue.
6.  You now have another Fall Thank you card to give to someone special.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

For All Things Cards

I have the “For All Things” stamp set since it came out.  Here are a couple of quick cards you can make with this stamp set.
For All Things Fall CardsSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For All Things Wood #135152, Clear #133155, French #136985
Inks:  Garden Green  (Leaves)
Early Espresso (acorns, words)
Cajun Craze (Words)
So Saffron (stamp behind the words)
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Cajun Craze
Whisper White
Other:  Early Espresso Baker’s Twine
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
Leaf Card
2.
 Stamp the Leaves stamp using Garden Green ink.  I stamped the corners first, then filled in the edges.  Have a scrap paper on your surface as you will be stamping part of the image off the card front.
3.  Stamp the acorns and the Give Thanks in Early Espresso ink in the center of the card.
Acorn Card
2.  Stamp the acorns in Early Espresso ink on the background of the card front.  I stamped them in “lines”.  Stamp to make you happy.
3.  Cut a piece of Whisper White 2″ x 2-1/2″/  Stamp the background stamp in So Saffron ink in the center.  Then stamp Give Thanks in Cajun Craze ink in the center.  Tie a piece of Baker’s Twine along the bottom.  Use a Glue Dot to hold it in place.  I put the Glue Dot under the knot.  Add Dimensionals to the back.
4.  Cut a piece of Cajun Craze card stock at 2-1/2″ x 3″.  Layer the stamped Whisper White card stock on top of it.  Put Dimensionals on the back and attach to your stamped card front.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Three Trees Card

This fun Grateful Fall Card has three punched Fall trees.  It is pretty quick and easy to make.
Three Trees Punch Art CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sprinkles of Life  Photopolymer #
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
So Saffron
Soft Sky
Whisper White
Early Espresso
Big Shot:  Seasonal Frame Thinlits #139658
Punch:  Tree Builder #138295
Other:  Tombow Glue
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut some Whisper White card stock at 2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut Soft Sky card stock at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to the Whisper White card stock.
3.  Stamp 3 Tree Leaves in Tangerine Tango ink on So Saffron card stock.  Punch out with the Tree Builder Punch.  Also punch out the three Tree trunks and branches from Early Espresso card stock..  Lay them on the Soft Sky card stock in the desired positions.  I just glued the two outside tree parts down.  The center tree has Dimensionals under the Leaves with the tree branches glued on to the leaves.  I glued the Trunk down, but wish I would have used Dimensionals under it.
4.  Cut your “Grateful” from So Saffron card stock.  Position the 3 Trees Panel and the Grateful.  Attach the Tree Panel first-I used Tombow Glue.  Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the Grateful.  Be careful to not squeeze out too much glue.  I have found it helpful to place the word down, then use a Kleenex to press the word down.  The Kleenex comes up easily and I don’t leave glue finger prints on the card.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Grateful for You Card

Here is a quick and easy Fall card for you to make.  The wood elements make it perfect for men and others who enjoy nature.
Grateful for You Wood Elements CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps: A Little Something
Flowering Flourishes  Wood #, Clear #126367
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Cajun Craze
Hello Honey
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Other:  Into the Woods Elements #139636
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp the large Flowering Flourishes image in Mossy Meadow ink onto your card front.
3.  Stamp Grateful for You in Cajun Craze ink.
4.  Stamp the small leaves in Hello Honey ink to cover the blank spaces.
5.  Add the Into the Woods Leaves, Acorn, and Banner elements with Glue Dots over the flowers in the Flowering Flourishes stamped image and beside the sentiment.
6.  You are finished!  Quick and easy, yet nice enough to give to someone special.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Thinking of You Sweater Card

This was one of those cards that changed directions as I was making it.  It started out as a scarecrow, but the shirt didn’t look like a scarecrow so it turned into a sweater and cap in the snow.  The sweater is hand cut.  The cap uses a circle punch and the Word Window Punch.
Sweater CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  A Little Something  Wood #139827, Clear #139830
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White #140272
Bermuda Bay
Cherry On Top 6×6 Paper Stack #138443
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder  #139672
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder  133520
Punches:  Word Window #119857
1-1/4″ Circle Punch  #119861
1-3/8″ Circle Punch  #119860
Other:  Scissors
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a piece of Whisper White at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Glue to card front.
3.  Fold the Cherry On Top Paper about 1-1/2″ and cut out a sweater with the center of the sweater on the fold.
4.  Stamp the desired sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Punch a 1-3/8″ Bermuda Bay Circle.  Attach together with Dimensionals.
5.  Make a Cap with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch and Word Window Punch.  Only Punch enough of the Circle Punch to make the cap.  Run both pieces through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.
6.  Arrange the pieces on your card front.  Glue down the sweater and cap.  Attach the sentiment with Dimensionals.

Happy Winter Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Halloween Pumpkin Treat Holder

Need a last minute Halloween Treat Holder?  Make this Halloween Pumpkin Treat Holder in just a few minutes.  Put your treats in a cello bag and attach it inside this Jack O’Lantern.
Halloween Pumpkin Treat HolderSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Tangelo Twist
Basic Black
Garden Green
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906 (for smile)
Tree #135859 (for eyes and nose)  You can also just hand cut the eyes and nose.
Banner #133519 (for stem)
Bird Builder #117191 (for Vine)
1/8″ Handheld Circle #134365
Other:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags #102757
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card stock at 3-1/4″ x 7″ and 3-1/4″ x 9″.  Score the 7″ piece at 2″ on one end.  Score the 9″ piece at 2″ on both ends.  Fold Score Lines.  Glue together a 2″ section of each piece together to form the bottom of your Treat Holder.  Fold the top 2″ tab over to the Back.  Hold the top pieces together and punch two 1/8″ holes through all layers for your Baker’s Twine.  Now thread your Baker’s Twine through.  You have the hard part done.
2.  Punch:
~three Festive Trees from Basic Black card stock.  Trim two down to size for the eyes and the last one even shorter for the nose.
~half of a  2-1/2″ Circle from Basic Black card stock.  Cut notches as desired for teeth.
~Banner  from Garden Green for stem
~Leaves from the Bird Builder punch for the vine from Garden Green card stock.
3.  Glue all your punched pieces on.
4.  Fill your Cellophane Bag with Treats and close.  Use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to hold the bag inside your Jack O’Lantern.

Happy Halloween!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Berry Basket Video

Do you need a little Fall Themed basket?  Choose some Fall Themed paper and make one using the Berry Basket Bigz Die and your Big Shot.  Watch the Video to find out how quick and easy it is to make one (or more)!  Have fun making a variety of these cute Berry Baskets for every occasion!

This video is 6-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Thick Whisper White #140272
Into the Woods Designer Series Paper #139586 (Or your choice)
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz L Die #137366
Adhesive:  Choose:
Fast Fuse
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

TIPS:
1.  Cutting measurements
~Cut two Designer Series Paper:  3-1/2″ x 8″ (or a little longer than 8″)  Yes, you can cut them at the same time.  Just make sure both pieces cover the Basket die cut markings.
~Cut two 1-1/2″ x 8″ Daffodil Delight card stock for the Scallop and Handle die cuts.
~Cut one Thick Whisper White bottom piece 2-3/4″ x 2-7/8″  Attach to the inside of the very bottom piece in the center between the cut outs.  Attach the upper piece over it to form a +.
2.  Choose either the Scallop or Straight handles to attach to the top of the basket.  Fold the Score Lines.  Add adhesive to the small tabs and attach together to form a square.
3.  Add adhesive to the top edge of each side of the basket.  Attach to one side of the topper piece, centering the basket side and the topper piece.  Repeat with one side at a time until finished.
4.  Add about 1/2″ of adhesive to the handle piece.  Center (and make sure it is going straight up and not at an angle) and attach the first side then the other side.
5.  Fill with lightweight treats or fill with decorative items and leave setting on a table just to enjoy looking at it.

Happy Basket Making!
Nendy Kerr

Seasonal Thinlits Ghost Card

This was a fun Halloween Ghost card to make.  It did take a little longer than most cards because of the sponging technique, but it turned out cute.  Try making one for a spooky little someone.
Halloween Ghost cardSUPPLIES:
Inks:  Daffodil Delight
Pumpkin Pie
Tangelo Twist
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangelo Twist
Basic Black
Big Shot:  Woodland embossing folder #139673
Seasonal Thinlits #139658
Punches:  1-3/8″ Circle
1/4″ Handheld Circle
Other:  5/8″ Whisper White Satin Ribbon #134549
4 Stampin’ Sponge wedges (1/2 Stamping Sponge)
Fast Fuse
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist 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 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Sponge your Woodland embossing folder on the inside of the part that has the Sizzix label.
NOTE:  Pay attention to the direction your folder faces.  The “Bottom” of the embossing folder image is at the fold.  The “Top” of the image is at the upper open edge.
~Chocolate Chip ink = Tree Stripes & Tree edges including branches
~Daffodil Delight ink = Top of scene on the flat part between the trees
~Pumpkin Pie ink = Center of scene on the flat part between the trees
~Tangelo Twist = Bottom of scene on the flat part between the trees
~Take some time and blend where the colors overlap.
4.  Remoisten the sponged side of the embossing folder with your breath.  Place your Whisper White card front inside the folder on the uninked side so you can line it up so the trees are straight.  Run through your Big Shot.  Oooh and Aaaaw at how nice it turned out.  Glue to your card base.
5.  Ghost.  Cut your Whisper White card stock into a triangle with the bottom edge being 2-1/2″ wide and the top point being over 3″ tall.  Stick the top point into a circle punch from the outside so only the point gets punched off to form the rounded top of the Ghost.  Run Fast Fuse down the outside edges and cover with the Satin Ribbon.  Run Fast Fuse over the center parts and cover with two more strips of Satin Ribbon.  Trim the rounded top and flat bottom with your scissors.  Add two 1/4″ Basic Black punched circles for eyes.  Add Dimensionals to the back of your Ghost.
6.  Cut your Spooky with the Seasonal Thinlit and Tangelo Twist card stock.  I used the Precision Plate and also put Parchment Paper in between the  card stock and the Thinlit.
7.  Lay out the Ghost and the Spooky in the desired positions.  Attach the Ghost with Dimensionals and the Spooky with either Tombow Glue or the Fine Tipped Glue Pen.
8. Add a fun Halloween sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.
9.  You can also emboss the back flap of your envelope if desired.  Watch this Video for instructions.

Happy Halloween Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Wonderous Wreath Fall Card

Has Fall come knocking at your door yet?  This Wonderous Wreath Card looks like a wreath hanging on your front door.  Open it up for Fall Greetings to a special someone.
Fall Wreath CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Wonderous Wreath stamp set + Wonderful Wreath Framelits  Photopolymer #137624
Inks:  Old Olive
Pear Pizzazz
Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Whisper White
Sahara Sand
Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Big Shot:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821
Wonderful Wreath Framelits (see Bundle above)
Punch:  3/4″ Circle Punch #119873
Other:  Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sahara Sand “Door” at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Emboss with your Big Shot and the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp your Wreath on So Saffron card stock using Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, and Cajun Craze inks.  Pay attention to the “Tabs” on the stamps to help you line up everything better.  Stamp a Pumpkin Pie Bow on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the Wreath and the Bow with the coordinating Framelits.  Attach to your “Door” with Dimensionals.
4.  Punch a 3/4″ Circle from Chocolate Chip card stock for your Door Knob.  Attach with a Dimensional.
5.  Write a nice message to someone special on the inside.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Autumn Mini Treat Bag Thank You

There is always someone to thank and be grateful for having in your life.  Make this fun little Mini Treat Bag and put something in it to show you care.
Thanks Mini Treat BagSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  A Little Something  Wood #132827, Clear #139830
Perpetual Calendar  Photopolymer #137167
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Pumpkin Pie
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547
Punch:  Label Bracket #132153
1/8″ Circle Punch #134365
Other:  Expressions Natural Elements #138395
Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine
Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS
1.  Cut out your Mini Treat Bag from So Saffron card stock cut at 6″ x 11″.  Fold all tabs.  You can either stamp now or later.  I wish I would have stamped after step 3 when the Treat Bag was assembled and the Belly Band was on, OR that I would have stamped over the fold lines.
2.  Assemble by attaching the back flap to the front with adhesive.  Then connect the center back with adhesive.  Last fold up the bottom flap and attach with adhesive.
3.  Cut your Cajun Craze Belly Band at 1-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Center in the front and fold both sides back.  Attach the back sides together with adhesive.  Stamp now if desired.
4.  Use Tombow to attach your “Thanks” to the Belly Band.
5.  Stamp “Grateful for you” in Cajun Craze ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Punch out with the Label Bracket Punch.  Punch a 1/8″ hole at the top and thread your Baker’s Twine through the hole, around the Belly Band, and then back through the hole.  Tie your bow.  Adjust the position of the Baker’s Twine and Label Bracket tag.
6.  Add some goodies or a fun little gift and give to someone special.

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr