Swirly Flag Card

When I was thinking of an American Flag to make the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits came to mind.  This is a pretty quick and easy card to make.  I hope you have a fun day spending time with your family and celebrating our great country!  If you live outside the United States of America show appreciation for your family and the country you live in.
Swirly American Flag CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Real Red
Pacific Point
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497  (Bundled with Swirly Bird stamps #142353)
Star Framelits  #133723
Adhesive:  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.  Get out your Big Shot.  I just cut everything using my Multipurpose Platform and two cutting plates.
~Cut three Real Red Swirly Scribbles lines die cuts.  I cut the full length.
3.  Cut one Star (the second to the smallest) from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
4.  Cut one 2-1/4″ square from Pacific Point card stock.
5.  Assemble your card.
~Lay out your Real Red Scribbles lines going the direction you want.  I would recommend you have all of them going the same direction.  (I did not do that and wish I had.)  Attach them to your card base remember to just use small dots of Glue.
~Glue your Pacific Point square to the upper left corner of your Flag.
~Glue your Star to the center of your Pacific Point square.
6.  Celebrate!

Foxy Friend Card

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.

Love Card

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!

Fun Fish Card

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!

Thanks Kindly Heart Card

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.

Flourishing Phrases Striped card

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!

Detailed Floral Framelits 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!

Swirly Scribbles Baker’s Box

This Baker’s Box is quick to make and decorate  and fill with treats or a small gift.  Change the colors to make the the gift receiver happy.
SwirlyScribblesBaker'sBox-001SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Suite Sayings   Wood #140709, Clear #140712
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Rose Red
Pink Pirouette
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Punch:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch  #133324
Project Life Corner Punch #135346
Owl Builder Punch  #118074
Other:  Silver 1/8″ Ribbon  #132137
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rose Red card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Cut your two Baker’s Box pieces from the Rose Red card stock.  Make sure and use one of the pieces to cut a ribbon hole in the top flaps.  Assemble your box.  Watch this Video if you need instructions.
2.  Cut out four Swirly Scribbles circles from Pink Pirouette card stock.  Glue one to each side of your Baker’s Box.
3.  Cut a 2″ x 3″ Piece of Pink Pirouette.  Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper punch and round the lower corners.  Stamp your sentiment in Rose Red ink.  Punch out a small Rose Red heart using the Owl Builder Punch and glue beside the word “Heart”. Fill with treats.   Tie the tag to your Baker’s Box with the Silver Ribbon.

Have fun making a variety of colors of Baker’s Boxes!

Sneak Peek: Swirly Scribbles Card

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!

Sneak Peek: Hooray Happy Birthday Card

This Hooray Happy Birthday Card uses the NEW Confetti Celebration stamp set.  The background uses the Confetti embossing folder and your NEW Emerald Envy ink pad and card stock.  Have fun making this card for the next birthday in your family!
Hooray Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:
  *Confetti Celebration   Wood #141510, Clear #142034
Ink:  *Emerald Envy #141396
Card Stock:  *Emerald Envy #141415
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Ovals Collection Framelits (retiring) #  (After June 1st use the *Layering Ovals Framelits #141706)
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547  (For Happy Birthday Banner)
Punches:  2″ Circle  #133782
Confetti Star #135861
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Emerald Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video if you want more instructions on making a card base.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Get your embossing folder.  Find the smooth side where the parts to be embossed are lower than the flat part.  Use your Emerald Envy ink pad to ink up this side of your embossing folder.  Don’t worry about keeping the center oval clean as it will be covered up.  Put your Whisper White card stock on the UNINKED side of the embossing folder and get it in the position you want – with the Oval in the center.  Close your embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Set aside to dry.  Clean your embossing folder with running water from your sink.
3.  Stamp “Hooray” and “Happy Birthday” in Emerald Envy ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out the Hooray with a 2″ Circle Punch.  Cut out the Happy Birthday with the Banner Framelit from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both pieces.
4.  Choose the Oval Framelit that fits best inside the Oval on the embossing folder and cut it out of Emerald Envy card stock.
5.  Now it is time to put everything together and turn it into a card.
~Use Tombow Glue to attach your embossed card stock to your card base.  Center it so the card base shows equally around your embossed piece.
~Add your cut out Oval over the Oval space on your embossed piece.  I used Tombow Glue.
~Decide the position of your “Hooray” and “Happy Birthday”.  Remove the Stampin’ Dimensional backs and attach.
6.  If you are like me and did not leave enough room on both sides of your Happy Birthday so it could be in the center when you cut it out, then you can punch out a few Stars from the Confetti Stars Punch and glue them to your Happy Birthday Banner.  😉

Have fun making your own Hooray Happy Birthday Card to celebrate the next birthday in your family or for a friend!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Video

Do you give lots of Treats or small gifts?  Make a Mini Treat Bag to put them in!  It is a quick and easy project.  Choose your paper to fit the occasion.

This Video is about 11 minutes long.

BASIC SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape

SUPPLIES USED IN VIDEO:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings   Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Mint Macaron
Card Stock:  Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper #140557
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #140548
Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Real Red
Punch:  2″ Circle  #133782

TIPS:
1.  Cut your Paper:
~12×12 Designer Series Paper at 6″ x 12″
~Card Stock at 6″ x 11″
~ Two 6″ x 6″ squares
2.  If your paper has a design with a definite top and bottom, make sure to lay out your Thinlits on it before cutting into the 6″ x 12″ so your design will go the correct way on your bag.  Same with stripes or a repeating pattern that you might want to have match at the side and back seam.
3.  Some of the pieces in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit set can be used to cut window holes in the front of your Mini Treat Bag so you can get a peek at the goodies inside.  You can also use them to decorate the front of your bag.

Happy Treat Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Party with Cake: It’s It’s Your Day Portrait Card

Here is the last card in our Party with Cake series.  I hope you have fun making lots of Pop-Up cards for family and friends.
It's Your Day Party with Cake Pop-Up CardParty with Cake Pop-Up CardSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Hello Honey
Crushed Curry
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
So Saffron
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Deco Labels Framelits:
Elegant Dots Embossing Folder
Precision Base Plate
Other:  Sponge
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS
1.  Cut your Hello Honey card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
1a.  Complete Pop-Up Instructions before working on card front.  You can use either the Happy Birthday or the Hip Hip Hooray Thinlit for the inside Pop-Up.  Watch this Video for more details.
2.  Stamp It’s Your Day in Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with your Big Shot and Deco Label Framelit.  Stamp confetti around the edges with Hello Honey ink.  You can sponge around the edges too if desired.
3.  Cut the next larger Deco Label Framelit from So Saffron card stock.  Now run it through your Big Shot again using the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder.  Sponge around the edges with Hello Honey ink.
4.  Layer both the Deco Label Framelits you cut out with Dimensionals.  Lay on your card front in the position you want it to determine where to stamp, then stamp Sending Many Wishes Your Way in Black ink.  Attach your Layered Framelits.
Party With Cake Wood Mount Bundle

Party With Cake Clear Mount

Happy Pop-Up Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Party with Cake: Portrait Card Video

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

Party with Cake: Celebrate with Cake Landscape Birthday Card

Here is another  Party with Cake Card.  You can add a Pop-Up to the inside if your want or just make a regular card.
Celebrate With Cake Birthday CardSUPPLY LIST
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
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Whisper White
Big Shot: Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits #135707
Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #133737
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
FLAT Cutting Pad #113475
Punches: 
1-1/4” Scallop Circle
Word Window
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 Island Indigo 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”.  Score and fold at 5-1/2”.
1a.  Complete Pop-Up Instructions before working on card front.  Watch This Video for instructions on making a Landscape Pop-Up Card.
2.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4” x 5-1/4”.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.  Attach to card base using Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp “It’s Time to Celebrate with Cake” on Whisper White card stock with Island Indigo ink.  Cut out with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” on a 3/8” x at least 2-3/4” Whisper White card stock.  Watch this video for instructions on punching it out with your Word Window Punch.
5.  Punch out the desired long label from the Cards and Labels Framelits.  Attach to Happy Birthday with Dimensionals.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
6.  Stamp the Cake in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-1/4” Scallop Circle Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
7.  Place all the pieces in the position desired and attach with the Dimensionals
8.  You can emboss the Envelope Flap if desired.  Watch this Video to show you how.

Party with Cake Buy Now-001    Party With Cake Clear Mount

Happy Pop-Up Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Party with Cake Landscape Card Pop-Up Video

It is so much fun to make Pop-Up Cards using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits.  Watch this video for all the details on making Landscape Pop-Up cards with your Thinlits.

This Video is about 15 minutes long.  It shows how to use the Party Pop-Up Thinlits as a Pop-Up and Flat for your card front.

BASIC SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Party with Cake stamps + Party Pop-Up Thinlits  Wood #140815, Clear #140814
Big Shot:  Party Pop-Up Thinlits ##140620  (See Bundle above)
Big Shot Die Brush  #140603
Magnetic Platform OR Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed
FLAT Cutting Plate
Other:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Adhesive Remover #103684
Party with Cake stamp set (See Bundle above)
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper #140557

CARD SUPPLIES:
Landscape Card:
~Card Base: Watermelon Wonder card stock cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″.
~Card Inside: Pink Pirouette card stock cut at 4″ x 10-1/2″.  Score at 5-1/4″.
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″
Portrait Card:
~Card Base: Mint Macaron card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″.
~Card Inside: Whisper White card stock cut at 5-1/4″ x 8″.  Score at 4″.
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.

TIPS:
1.  Match the Arrows on the Thinlit with the Card Inside Center Score Line.
~Sandwich:  Cut out with your Big Shot, Magnetic Platform (Or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), the Precision Base Plate.  card stock, Thinlit with arrows in center of Score Line, and finally, a FLAT Cutting Plate.
~Remove your card stock from your Thinlits with the Big Shot Die Brush and Foam Pad OR your Bone Folder and a toothpick.
~Fold all Score Lines.  The outside edges fold back.  The rest fold forward.  Fold in half and flatten with your Bone Folder
2.  Fold your card base on the Score Line.
3.  Add SNAIL or Tombow Glue to the back of one side of the Card Inside.  Make sure NO adhesive gets on any part that you want to Pop-Up.
~Place your Card Inside (still folded and with the adhesive towards your card base, lining up the fold lines) on the card base.  Close your card and rub firmly with your Bone Folder.
4.  Add SNAIL or Tombow Glue to the back of the other side of the Card Inside.  Make sure NO adhesive gets on any part that you want to Pop-Up.
~Lay the card base FLAT. (Otherwise your card won’t be able to open flat.)
~Use your Bone Folder to press along the Card Inside from the Fold to the edge.
~Fold your card base and rub firmly with your Bone Folder.
5.  Stamp the Card Inside now, before you add the Card Front.
6. Now add your card front as shown in the video.

Party With Cake Wood Mount Bundle

Party With Cake Clear Mount

Happy Pop-Up Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Love Blooms Embellishment Kit: Wood Heart Frame Card

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

Easter Basket and Carrot

Make this quick Easter Basket using the papers of your choice and the Berry Basket Bigz Die.  The Carrot is also pretty quick and easy to make using the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies.  Get out your Big Shot and have some fun today!
Easter Basket & CarrotEaster Basket CarrotSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Suite Sayings  Wood # 140709, Clear #140712
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss
Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper #138448
Tangelo Twist
Cucumber Crush
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz L Die #137366
Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies #140618
Deco Labels Framelits  #130102
Punch:  1/8″ Handheld Circle  #134365
Other:  Antique Brads  #117273
Honeycomb Embellishments  #140566
Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Glue Dots

BASKET INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch this Video for basic instructions on putting the Basket together.
1.
 Cut your Blackberry Bliss at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper the same or just cut in half for a 6″ x 12″ paper.
2.  Cut your papers using your Big Shot and the Berry Basket Die.  You can cut two sheets of card stock at once, but only one sheet of Designer Series Paper at a time as the score lines will tear if you do two sheets.
3.  Glue the Blackberry Bliss and Farmers Market pieces together for the Berry Basket main parts and the handle.  Fold the score lines on the Berry Basket Parts.  Decide if you want the patterned paper on the outside or the solid color on the outside.  Lay the two Berry Basket parts together and put Tombow Glue or Tear & Tape to attach the bottom Basket Parts together.
4.  Put Tear & Tape Adhesive on the outside top edges of each Berry Basket Side.  Take the two Scallop Edge pieces.  Fold on the score lines.  Glue the small tabs to the edge of the other Scallop Edge piece to form a square.  Attach each Scallop side to a Basket side centering the Basket side.  Repeat on all four sides.
4a.  This is the way I should have done it.  Glue together a Blackberry Bliss and Farmers Market Straight Piece for the Handle.  Punch a 1/8″ Circle in the center of two opposite sides and each end of the Handle.  Attach to the Basket with the Antique Brads.
5.  If desired, use the Patterned Scallop Pieces around the inside top of the Basket to cover the Brads.
6.  Stamp the Easter Blessings in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Deco Label Framelit leaving some space above your Easter Blessings.  Attach a Honeycomb Embellishment to the top of your Easter greeting with Glue Dots.  Attach the Deco Label with to the front of your basket with either Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, or Tombow Glue making sure the adhesive is only on the part attaching to the basket.
7.  Fill with Easter Grass and goodies.

CARROT INSTRUCTIONS:
Pyramid Pals CarrotCarrot Top
1.  Cut out two Pyramid shapes from Tangelo Twist card stock.  Fold all score lines the same way for each piece.  Rotate the pieces over the bottom square so the plain triangles are opposite each other and the triangles with tabs are across from each other.  I found it easier to use Tombow Glue to glue the tabs behind the plain triangles.  Press firmly on the sides to make sure they stick together.
2.  Cut a 2″ square of Cucumber Crush card stock.  Add some Tear & Tape Adhesive along one edge.  This will be the bottom.  Use your Fringe Scissors to cut down to the Tear & Tape, but not past it.  Cut into 1/2″ pieces.  Attach to the center of your Carrot Top.
3.  Add to your Easter Basket.

Happy Easter!
Nendy Kerr

Botanical Blooms Three Cards

 

Today is my Botanical Blooms class.  We are making 4 cards including the two posted earlier this week.  I also made another card from some of the pieces.  Since I could not decide which ones to post I will show you all three.  I will only give brief details for each.  They all use the Botanical Blooms Bundle (stamps, Framelits, Designer Series Paper) and one uses the Sale-a-bration Botanical Vellum paper.  Have fun!

Card 1 – Three Squares Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Hello Honey squares are 2″ and sponged with Cajun Craze.
~The Designer Series Paper squares are 1-3/4″ square and sponged with Cajun Craze.
~The Vellum is 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  I laid out all the pieces and attached the squares to the Vellum.  I then added adhesive under the squares to attach the Vellum to the Mossy Meadow card base.

Yellow Flower Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Hello Honey card base, Cajun Craze layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Patterned paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Use your stamp and Mossy Meadow ink to stamp lines on the blank leaves on the paper.  I thought this was pretty fun.
~Stamp a large leaf lines and a medium leaf lines in Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow ink.  Cut out with the coordinating size Leaf Framelits.  Next time I will use Dimensionals under the leaves so they stand out better.
~Cut your Flower and two flower centers from Hello Honey card stock.  Attach the centers with Glue Dots.  I did not use Dimensionals under the center petals and will add them the next time.

Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Fern Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Cut your Daffodil Delight card base.
~Cut your Old Olive card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut out Ferns from the front.  (I just used the piece I had cut the ferns out of for my class.)  Attach it to your card base.  I just used SNAIL.  Tombow Glue would have been a better choice though.
~The Cajun Craze square is 1-1/2″.  The patterned paper square is 1-1/4″.  Both are sponged with Cajun Craze ink.  These are attached to the card front with Dimensionals.
~The “thinking of you” is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and punched out with the Word Window Punch.  The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the Washi Label Punch.  The Botanical Garden Flower Jewel is attached with a Glue Dot.

Have fun using your Botanical Blooms Bundle!  I sure have!!Buy the Botanical Blooms Bundle Today!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Botanical Blooms Yellow Flowers Card

This week’s posts will feature the Botanical Gardens Bundle and the coordinating Sale-a-bration Botanical Vellum Stack.  I hope you have as much fun with this Bundle as I have.  It has been very easy to be creative.  I will throw in a post on Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day that does not use the Bundle though.  We are making these cards for my Botanical Blooms Class this Friday.
Botanical Blooms Yellow Flowers cardSUPPLIES:
Botanical Blooms Bundle #140819  includes Botanical Blooms Photopolymer stamp set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper AND Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Cajun Craze
Hello Honey
Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack #141019 (Sale-a-bration product available until March 31, 2016.  FREE with a $50 purchase/the Botanical Blooms Bundle)
Big Shot:  Botanical Builder Framelits (See Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate #139684
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Fine Tip Glue Pen or 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 Card front layer top part at 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to the top of your card front leaving a small border at both sides and the top.
3.  Cut the bottom part of your card front top layer at 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  This paper has a black background with small colored flowers on it.  I first thought it was polka dots.
~Find the coordinating Vellum Pattern.  I cut it at 1-1/4″ x 6″ and moved and flipped it around until it mostly matched up with the flowers on the Botanical Gardens paper.
~Attach the Botanical Gardens paper to the card front leaving a small border at the bottom.  It might slightly overlap the top paper.
~Attach the Vellum with a Glue Dot in each lower corner and one in the upper center of the Vellum.  Since the Glue Dots show through the Vellum you will be covering them up later.
~Trim the excess Vellum from the edges of your card front.
4.  Now for some Big Shot Fun!  I used the Magnetic Platform for the flowers and larger leaves.  I added the Precision Base Plate for the fern type leaves and their Cajun Craze tops.
~Stamp two leaf veins (with the dots) in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock.  Cut them out with the coordinating medium leaf Framelit.
~Cut from Hello Honey card stock:  1 large flower with the petal flaps (The solid looking Framelit/Thinlit), and three small flowers.  Stamp the centers with Cajun Craze ink.
~Cut 5 of the fern type leaves from Old Olive card stock.  I used a toothpick to help remove them from the Thinlit.  You could also use the Big Shot Die Brush.
~Cut 3 tips from the fern type Thinlit.  I included between 3 and 6 leaves.  Glue these to to top of your Old Olive fern type leaves.  Notice I did not get them matched up very well and it added a more dimensional effect to these “flowers”.
5.  Time to assemble.  Attach everything after it is positioned they way you want.  I am including the adhesives which you will add after you have positioned everything.
~Lay out the two medium leaves facing downward in the center.  Use either Glue Dots or Glue.  Use only teeny amounts of glue so it will stay where you put it and not bleed out onto the card stock.
~Two fern type leaves should angle down to cover the Glue Dots in the corners.  I used a couple of Glue Dots squished into a thin line to attach these leaves.  Make sure one is on the tip over the Glue Dot so it will stay in place and hide the lower Glue Dot at the corner.
~The fern type leaves with the Cajun Craze “Flowers” will point towards the top of the card.  Have the center one point up and the other two angle towards the side of the card.  Attach with squished Glue Dots like you did with the other Ferns.
~The Large Flower is positioned in the center to cover as many leaf ends as you can.  I attached it with half Dimensionals under the center of the petals so they would poke up.   There is also a Dimensional under the flower center.  If desired, you can attach the thin petal edges with a Glue Dot at the tips.
~The three small flowers are attached with a half Dimensional each.  Use them to cover any other leaf ends you have showing.
6.  Hold up your card and admire it!  You deserve to enjoy it after all the work you have put into it!!

Buy the Botanical Blooms Bundle Today!Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Rose Wonder Birthday Card

This Birthday Card uses the Rose Wonder Bundle:  stamp set and Thinlits, plus the Fun Frames embossing Folder.  Have fun making one of your own.  Choose your colors and have some fun!
Rose Wonder Birthday cardSUPPLIES:
Rose Wonder Photopolymer Bundle #140804
Ink:  Rose Wonder
Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Rose Red
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Rose Garden Thinlits (See Bundle above)
Fun Frames embossing folders #133727
Polka Dots embossing folder #133739
Embellishments:  Glitter Tape #141020  (Sale-a-bration product FREE with $50 purchase available until March 31, 2016)
Dazzling Details #124117
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Paper Snips or scissors to cut out the Fun Frame
Baby Wipe or wet paper towel to remove some of the ink from embossing folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rose Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Put your card front inside the Polka Dot embossing folder folding the card back under the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp your four Flowers with Rose Red ink using the Rose Wonder Flower that coordinates with the Thinlit.  I did use the Precision Base Plate with my Big Shot to cut these flowers out.  Cut all four flowers out using your Big Shot and the coordinating Thinlit.
3.  Choose the words you want on your card, then choose the Fun Frame embossing folder that your words fit in.  Stamp your words in Cherry Cobbler ink on Rose Red card stock making sure you have enough room for your Fun Frame.  You can see my choices.  Feel on the inside of your embossing folder for the side where the images sink down to leave indents (not being raised above the plastic).  Take your Cherry Cobbler ink pad and run it over your embossing folder on the side where the images sink down.  Make sure all the flat parts which include the dots and the inner frame lines and outer frame lines are covered with ink.  If you are like me, you will have ink covering most of the inside of the Frame where you want to stamp your image.  Take a baby wipe or wet paper towel or tissue and wipe away the ink from places you don’t want it.  Remoisten the ink on the embossing folder by opening your mouth wide and breathing on it.  Now insert your Rose Red card stock into the embossing folder so the stamped words are positioned in the Fun Frame where you want them and run through your Big Shot.  Run your embossing folder under running water to clean.  Cut out your Fun Frame using Paper Snips or scissors.
4.  Lay out your Flowers and Frame.  Decide where your Glitter Tape will go remembering that Stampin’ Dimensionals do not stick to the Glitter Tape.  Attach your Glitter Tape to your card front.  Attach your Flowers with 2 Glue Dots under the center small circles.  Attach your Fun Frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put dots of Dazzling Details on each of the flower center circles.  Set aside to dry.
5.  You can use the Flower stamp to decorate your envelope OR you can emboss the envelope flap.  Watch this Video to learn how to emboss the envelope flap.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr