Fun Frames Card in Pacific Point

We made this card at one of my classes using the Fun Frames and Decorative Dots Embossing Folders and the Sponging the Embossing Folders technique.  This monochromatic card is in Pacific Point.  Choose the color you are in the mood for when making your own version of this card.
Fun Frames and Sponged Embossing Folder Technique

Stamp:  Sassy Salutations w#132070  c#126707  MDS #130860
Ink:  Pacific Point
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Fun Frames Embossing Folders #133727
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue
Paper Snips

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 card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  Drag the edges along your Pacific Point ink pad.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Get a piece of Whisper White card stock to use for your Fun Frame.  Sponge the side of the embossing folder where the dots sink in making sure to cover the raised area.  (Watch this Video for more details.) You can leave some white inside the frame if desired.  Put your card stock on the side you did not sponge and gently close the embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot.  Remove the embossed card stock.  Clean your folder with either running water, Stampin’ Mist, or a baby wipe.  Dry with a paper towel.  Fussy cut around your Fun Frame.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Attach Rhinestones as desired.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Leafy Birthday Card

Do you know someone with a Fall Birthday?  Here is a fun card to make for them using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and the leaf shaped Autumn Wooden Elements.
Fall Leaf Birthday Card

Stamps:  Something to Say w#134177  c#134180  MDS #138099
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango Marker
Cajun Craze Marker.
Card Stock:  Tangelo Twist
Pumpkin Pie
Very Vanilla
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819
Big Shot:  Autumn Accent Bigz Die #127812
Punch:  Modern Label
Other:  Autumn Wooden Elements #135846
SNAIL Adhesive OR Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dots

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 Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut out your Pumpkin Pie Leaf using the Autumn Accents die and your Big Shot.  Color the edge with your Cajun Craze Marker.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Cajun Craze ink.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Color the edges with your Cajun Craze Marker.
5.  Choose two Wooden Leaves.  Color them with your Tangerine Tango Marker.
6.  Lay out all your pieces in the desired positions.  Attach the card stock leaf with SNAIL or Fast Fuse.  Attach sentiment with Dimensionals.  Attach wood leaves with Glue Dots.
7.  Admire your fun Fall card.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Ho Ho Ho Santa Christmas Card

We made this cute Santa Card at an Upline Meeting I attended.  How many Christmas cards are you sending this year?
Santa Christmas Card

Stamps:  Get Your Santa On  Photopolymer #135761
Ink:  Black StazOn ink pad
Real Red Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper #135822
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173
Other:  SNAIL or Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dots
Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon #135840

1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Choose the desired size Banner Framelit.  Cut one each in Whisper White and Real Red card stock.
4.  Stamp your Santa Suit and Ho! Ho! Ho!  with Black StazOn ink on the Whisper White Banner you just cut out.  Color with your Real Red Marker.
5.  Position your Banners as desired and attach.
6.  Tie a bow with your Ribbon and attach it with Glue Dots.
7.  Admire your quick and cute Christmas Card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Curvy Keepsakes Thinlits Box Basics Video

This video shows you how to make the Basic Curvy Keepsakes Box.  Now you will have the foundation to make all those cute critters you find on Pinterest!  A customer suggested making a “Jack ‘O Lantern from Vellum with a battery-operated tealight inside shown lighted in the picture with the dark background.  I did sponge the outside with Tangerine Tango ink and used a battery-operated tealight with an Orange base and flame which helps add more orange color to the Pumpkin.
Curvy Keepsakes Box Basics-Pumpkin, Purse

Video Time is about 9.5 minutes

Stamps:  Good Greetings (Limited Edition Hostess set with $300 Party or Order until October 31, 2014)
Card Stock:  
Coastal Cabana
Very Vanilla
Card Stock Vellum
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit Dies #135853
Other:  Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine  #132976
1/8″ Hole Punch #134365
Punched Vellum Flower with Vintage Faceted Button

Note:  One of these little boxes can hold 8 Hershey Nuggets if you stack/cram them in properly.

1.  Use the Bone Folder to round the box sides BEFORE you attach the pieces together.
2.  Put the adhesive on the 2 sides connected to the rounded corner of each bottom piece.  I used Fast Fuse which is working well after a couple of weeks.

Happy Curvy Box Creating!
Nendy Kerr

Autumn Accents Leaf Card

I had a bunch of Autumn Accents leaves left over from my Fall Banner.  I also had a So Saffron card base laying on my table.  So I used them to make this card with lots of leaves for the background.
Leaf Background Card

Stamps:  For All Things  w#135152  c#135155  French #136985
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  So Saffron card base
Mossy Meadow
Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812
Punch:  Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut out your leaves with your Big Shot.  I used card stock cut at about 3-1/2″ x 6″.  I cut 4 sheets at a time.  The BIG advantage of Bigz and Originals Dies!  I used a total of 3 Mossy Meadow, 3 Tangerine Tango, 3 Crushed Curry, and 3 Cajun Craze.  (Totally unplanned!)  Lay them out in the desired positions to cover up as much of the So Saffron card base as possible.  I started with tow of the long curvy leaves going up and down the center (Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze).  Then lined the sides using all 4 colors.  Then use two of the pointed leaves (Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango) horizontally in the center with the points meeting in about the center of the card.  I filled in the rest of the spaces with the other leaves trying not to have any of the same color close to each other.  Yes, the outside leaves do hand over the edges, some quite a bit.
3.  Now glue your leaves into place, going over and under other leaves as necessary.
4.  Trim the excess card stock leaves from around the card base.  I find it easier to cut with the card base showing so my cut line is straighter.
5.  Stamp your sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.
6.  You now have a nice Fall Card!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Stippled Roses and Striped Scallop Card

Here is a vintage-look, not-so-shabby chick all-occasion card using the Striped Scallop Thinlit and the Stipple Blossoms stamp set.
Stippled Roses and Striped Scallop Thinlit Card

Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms  w#132076  c#126747
Good Greetings (Hostess set through October 31st)
Ink:  Blushing Bride
Strawberry Slush
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Pink Pirouette
Blushing Bride
Big Shot:  Striped Scallop Thinlit #133734
Punches:  Large Oval
Scallop Oval
Other:  Tombow Glue
Wax Paper or Parchment Paper
Stylus or toothpick
Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge wedge

1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Time to cut out your Striped Scallop Thinlit.  Watch this Video to help you.  Here are your Big Shot layers:  Magnetic Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), cutting plate, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Pink Pirouette card stock, Wax paper or Parchment Paper, Striped Scallop Thinlit, cutting plate.  Run through your Big Shot.  You can punch out all the card stock you can see now if you want.  Use your stylus or toothpick to gently poke through the holes on the back and release the card stock from the Thinlit.  I poked the holes around the edges, then gently pulled the card stock off.  Place on your card front and gently flatten out.  Now put a small drop of Tombow Glue on the ends and where the holes were on the Thinlit.  Gently place on your card front and position.
3.  Stamp your Stippled Blossoms on Very Vanilla card stock first using Blushing Bride ink for the more solid stamp and then Strawberry Slush ink for the lined stamp.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the layers.  I stamped 2 large and 3 smaller flowers.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
4.  Use your Stamping Sponge wedge and Blushing Bride ink to lightly sponge around the edges and randomly in the center of your card front.
5.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Strawberry Slush ink.  Punch out with the Large Oval Punch.  Punch out a Scallop Oval from Blushing Bride card stock.  Sponge with Blushing Bride.  Attach layers together with Dimensionals.
6.  Position all pieces as desired.  Attach the flowers directly to the card front with Tombow Glue.  Attach the punched sentiment with Dimensionals.  Attach the small flower to the Oval with 1 Dimensional on the Oval and 2 stacked Dimensionals to touch the card front.
7.  Admire your vintage-looking card.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Wonderous Wreath Card Video

Make this cute wreath with the Wonderous Wreath Bundle.  Choose 3 ink colors and some card stock and let’s make this!
Wonderous Wreath Fall Cards

Video is 10 minutes

Wonderous Wreath Stamps & Framelit Bundle #137624
Card Stock: Vary Vanilla
 Hello Honey (light)
Tangelo Twist (medium or dark)
Cajun Craze  (dark or accent color)
Other:  Dimensionals
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Thanks Card

There are times when you need a Thank You card.  Here is an Autumn-colored So Saffron and Tangerine Tango one.
Scattered Thanks Card

Stamps:  Seasonally Scattered  w#135020  c#135023  Spanish
Ink:  Tangerine Tango ink pad and Marker
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Stylish Stripes embossing folder
Other:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse Adhesive or Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your So Saffron 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your So Saffron card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with your Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  Now turn your card stock so the stripes go the other way to form a plaid.  Run through your Big Shot again.  Watch this video which shows how to make the plaid embossed background and add more color.  Lightly rub your VersaMark ink pad over the raised embossed areas.  This will darken them just slightly with the “watermark” effect.  Use your Tangerine Tango Marker to run along the edges.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse Adhesive or Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp “Thanks” on in Tangerine Tango ink on So Saffron card stock.  Cut out using the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit and your Big Shot.  Again, use your Tangerine Tango marker to run along the edges.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.
4.  You can emboss your envelope flap.  Only emboss once as envelope flaps are more delicate than card stock.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Banner

We are making this Fall Banner at a Class this Saturday that I am participating in with several other crafters.  It uses the Build a Banner Kit.  This is a pretty fun little Banner to make.  It also goes together pretty quickly.
Fall Banner

Simply Created Build a Banner Kit #133507  Banner #132699
Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812
Burlap Ribbon #132140
Vintage Faceted Buttons  #127555 Or use the colored button of your choice.  Next time I will choose a darker, contrasting color.
Metallic Gold 1/8″ Ribbon #134583
Jute Cord from the Kit OR White & Tangerine Two Tone Trim (cord) #134838
Tombow Glue
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Tangerine Tango
Crushed Curry
Cajun Craze
Early Espresso for letters.  If stenciling, use a sponge dauber and Early Espresso ink.
Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Dies (Sorry, retired)  Use the stencils included in the Build a Banner Kit.  I always forget.  🙁
You can use the alphabet stencils that come in the full Build a Banner kit for the letters and use a sponge dauber and Early Espresso ink to sponge them directly onto the banners.  The “Banner” Kit only has 18 Banner pieces and 9′ of Jute Cord-NO stencils.  You can also use your favorite cutter to cut your letters out.  These are 1-3/4″ wide x 2″ tall.
Other:  Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Leaves out with your Big Shot.  I cut each color to 3-5/8″ x 6″, stacked them over the two largest leaves and cut them out all at once.  Oh, the advantage of Bigz Dies!
2.  Arrange your leaves and figure out your letter placement.  Attach or sponge on your letters, trying to keep the bottom of each letter so it looks like there has been a line drawn straight across all the banners.  I used Tombow Glue to attach all card stock to the banners.  After your letters are in place, glue on your leaves in the desired pattern/arrangement.
3.  Thread your 1/8″ Ribbon through your button holes.  I made a little loop with thread to help me.  Tie the ribbon in a knot or bow as desired.  Attach your buttons to the top of your leaves with Tombow Glue.  Glue Dots don’t hold the buttons on well enough, especially if you keep moving the Banner around.
4.  Cut your cord to 4 feet.  Thread it through your banner holes.  You can thread it through so it does NOT show on the front of the banner OR so it does show on the front of your banner.  Choose whichever you like the look of best.  I threaded mine behind this time.
5.  Cut five 12″ pieces of Burlap Ribbon.  Tie a loose knot between each banner and at the outsides of the first and last banner.  Trim off excess ribbon if desired.
6.  Tie a loop at each end of the cord so you can hang your banner.

Happy Fall!
Nendy Kerr

Embossing Folder Sponging Technique Video

Use this quick and easy technique to add color to your embossed projects.

Video length:  about 8 minutes

Big Shot with Multipurpose Platform and two cutting plates
Embossing Folder of your choice
Card stock in color of your choice
Stampin’ Sponge wedge (1/6 of sponge)
Stampin’ Classic Ink color of your choice

1.  Clean your embossing folders under running water, with Stampin’ Mist, or with a baby wipe.  Dry with a paper towel.
2.  Try sponging each side of the embossing folder to see which look you like better.
3.  Try sponging in a “line” and in circular motions to see which way you like better.
4.  Have lots of FUN!

Happy Sponging and Experimenting!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Cheer & Filigree Frame Christmas Card

Here is the first Christmas card of the year!  I was experimenting with the NEW Filigree Frame Embossing Folder and wanted to see the raised part of the image better so I sponged the front of the embossing folder.  Now I can see all those swirly lines!  I used the Christmas Cheer stamp set to complete the card.Christmas Cheer & Filigree Frame card SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Cheer w#136146  c#135149  French
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Real Red Marker
Always Artichoke Marker
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Filigree Frame embossing folder #135818
Other:  Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue or Fast Fuse Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video about Basic Card Bases if you need more instruction.
2.  Cut your card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge the inside front of your embossing folder using your sponge wedge and Mossy Meadow ink to color the Filigree designs leaving the center of the folder uninked.  Lay your card front on the back, uninked part of your embossing folder centering it as desired.  Gently close and run through your Big Shot.  Carefully open it and remove your inked, embossed card front.
3.  Color your stamp using the Markers.  I colored only the pine tree pieces Always Artichoke.  The words and other designs are colored with the Real Red Marker.  Remember to breathe on the inked stamp several times to moisten the ink, then stamp.
4.  Attach your card front to your card.
5.  Wahoo!!  You have now made your FIRST Christmas Card too.  How many more Christmas cards are you sending?

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Wondererous Fall Wreath Card

I have been wanting to make a Fall Wreath card with the Wonderous Wreath stamps & Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  This is a very simple card.  Hope you like it and make your own version.
Fall Wonderous Wreath Card

Stamps:  Wonderous Wreath Photopolymer #135047Bundle with Framelits #137624, French, Spanish
For All Things  w#135152  c#135155 French
Ink:  Old Olive
So Saffron
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Hello Honey
Big Shot:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851  (See Bundle above)
Other:  Dimensionals

1.  Cut your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Very Vanilla card base.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more information on making card bases.
2.  Notice the wreath stamps and Framelits have a part that sticks up that is not part of the stamp image or Framelit image.  This tab helps you align the stamps and Framelits and not have to spend a lot of time figuring out which position you need to get them in so they will turn out perfect.  With the tab it will only take a few seconds to line things up perfectly!  I like to point the tab to the top of the card stock.  The clear Photopolymer stamps also help you quickly get that “colored the stamp with markers” effect while using your ink pads!
2a.  Now for the stamping.  Stamp the wreath part that has lots of leaves first in Old Olive, then in So Saffron.  I wanted the leaves to have a yellowish tinge.  Next use the stamp with not very many leaves and stamp it in Cajun Craze ink.  The wreath stamping is done!
3.  Now to cut it out with your Big Shot.  Position the tab straight up, or in the same position you had the tab for your stamps.  I positioned the smaller, center one first, then the larger one and cut them both out at the same time.  Just make sure you cannot see any ink showing while you are positioning them.  While you are at the Big Shot, cut the bow from Hello Honey card stock.
4.  Lay the wreath and bow in the desired position on your card base.  Stamp the banner with So Saffron ink.  Stamp Hello Fall with Cajun Craze ink.
5.  Attach your Wreath and Bow to the card base with Dimensionals.
6.  You now have a cute Fall card.

Happy Fall Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Bootiful Occasions Cowgirl Boot

I have been wanting to use this Cowgirl Boot stamp for a while and finally got around to making it.  It was a pretty quick and simple card to make!  Make one today for yourself or someone you know.
Bootiful Cowgirl Boot

Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions  w#131967  c#126597
Ink:  VersaMark
Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar
Chocolate Chip
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Stars Framelits #133723
Deco Labels Framelits #130102
Woodgrain embossing folder #127821
Other:  Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Gold Embossing Powder  #109129
Heat Tool #129053
Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Baked Brown Sugar card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video if you need the basics on card bases.
2.  Cut your Baked Brown Sugar card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Get your Woodgrain embossing folder and your Baked Brown Sugar ink pad.  Rub your ink pad directly on the inside front (with the Stampin’ Up! and Sizzix logos) until it is nicely covered with ink.  Position your card front on the clean part of the embossing folder.  Close the folder and run through your Big Shot as usual.  Remove your card stock.  Admire the fun way your card stock is now colored to look more like wood!  Clean your embossing folder by running it under tap water and drying with a paper towel.  You can also spray it with Stampin’ Mist and wipe dry with a paper towel or wipe off with a baby wipe.  Attach your embossed card front to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Back to the Big Shot to cut out your Framelits.  Cut the Deco Label from Chocolate Chip card stock.  To cut your Gold Foil Star you will need to put a scrap piece of card stock on top of the Gold Foil as it tends to pick up all the marks from your cutting plates if you just cut it by itself.
4.  Put a Star Clip on your Deco Label and attach it to your card front with Tombow Glue.  Attach your Gold Star with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp your Boot on Chocolate Chip card stock using VersaMark ink.  Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Cut out with your paper snips.  Attach to your Gold Star with Dimensionals.

Happy Cowgirl Days!
Nendy Kerr

Blue & Silver Anniversary Card

I made this card for my son and his wife’s anniversary.  Clear embossing powder and a heat tool were used to prevent the silver ink from smearing and add an interesting look to the embossed card stock..
Silver and Blue Anniversary Card

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes w#128748 c#127802
Good Greetings w#134014 (I got this stamp set FREE!! This is a Hostess set for a future promotion if I remember correctly)
Ink:  Black StazOn
Silver Metallic #132142
Card Stock:  Lost Lagoon
Silver Fancy Foil Vellum #133364
Silver Foil Sheet  #132178
Big Shot:  Oops! a retired embossing folder.  Choose one you like
Heart Collection Framelits #125599
Punch:  Word Window #119857
Other:  Tombow Glue
Clear Embossing Powder #109130
Heat Tool #129053
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Lost Lagoon card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video if you need more instructions on making a basic card base.
2.  Cut your Lost Lagoon card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with an embossing folder.  Gently rub your Silver ink pad over the raised embossed parts.  I found that a swirling, circular motion worked best for this pattern.  Now cover with Clear Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Hopefully you get the interesting coloring effect that I did.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Choose the Silver Fancy Foil Vellum pattern you want.  I used the Hearts.  Cut it out using the Heart Framelit of your choice.  I believe I used the 2nd largest.  Just make sure it will fit on your card in the direction you want.  Make sure the Hearts on the Vellum are facing toward the top of your Heart!  Apply Glue Dots behind each Silver Heart and attach to your card front.
4.  Stamp the desired sentiments on the Silver Foil card stock with the Black StazOn ink.  Let dry for a minute or two, then punch out with your Word Window or other punch.  Attach in the desired positions on your Vellum Heart with Dimensionals.
5.  You can emboss the envelope flap with the same embossing folder you used for your card front.  Watch this video for directions.
6.  You now have a wonderful Anniversary card to help someone celebrate.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Star Bookmark Birthday Card

I made this Birthday Card for my Grandson’s birthday and wanted to add a Bookmark as he is enjoying Chapter books lately.  I went with a Star theme as I had the Champagne Glimmer Star left over from another project and wanted to use it.  So choose three colors of paper and a contrasting ink and make a Bookmark card today!
Bookmark Birthday Card

Stamps:  Amazing Birthday wood #134225  clear #134228
Be The Star  wood #135731  clear #135734
Ink:  Midnight Muse (retired)
Gumball Green (retired)
Garden Green Marker
Card Stock:  Wild Wasabi (Medium color)
Gumball Green (Retired) (Darker or Brighter color)
Pistachio Pudding (Light Color)
Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885
Big Shot Framelits:   Stars #133723
Envelope Liners #132172
Punch: Angled Tag Topper #133323
Other:  Gold 1/8″ Ribbon #134583
Gold Baker’s Twine  #132975
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

Note:  Since this card is for a child, I used Tombow Glue to assemble the card so he can enjoy it and it will stay together.  You might want to use Dimensionals under the flap and Glimmer Paper Star.
1.  Cut your Wild Wasabi card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more detailed instructions.
2.  Cut the smallest Envelope Liner Framelit from Gumball Green to make your Bookmark Pouch.  Line up the edges at the bottom of the flap with the cutting groove and use the Scoring Blade to score along this line so you can fold over the flap.  Use your Garden Green Marker to color the edges including the folded top and flap.  Glue the flap down with Tombow (or use Dimensionals).
3.  Make your Bookmark.  Cut two pieces of Pistachio Pudding card stock at 2″ x 4″.  Stamp “Make Today ridiculously Amazing” on one, and “Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday to You” on the other one.  Use the Angled Topper Punch on the top of both of them.  Glue them together.  This will make a much sturdier bookmark that just using a single piece of card stock.
4.  Put the Ribbon in your Bookmark.  Cut three 6″ pieces of Ribbon.  This Gold 1/8″ Ribbon is slippery.  I inserted it in my normal way and it was coming out just laying there within 5 minutes, so I tried another tactic.  I put a Glue Dot at the 3″ mark on one Ribbon and attached the next one on top.  I put a Glue Dot on the 3″ mark of the second Ribbon and attached the third ribbon.  I then threaded the Ribbons through the punched hole.  Tie the Ribbon in place with about 6″ of Gold Baker’s Twine.  You should probably tie a knot in each end as the Gold likes to separate.
5.  Cut your Star from the Champagne Glimmer Paper using the 2nd and 4th Star Framelits (there are five so you can count either way).  Place both Framelits on the Sparkly side of the Glimmer Paper and arrange them to make the Star the way you want it and cut them out with your Big Shot.
6.  Now that you have all the pieces made you can assemble your card.  Lay the Bookmark, Bookmark Pouch, and Glimmer Paper Star in the desired positions.  You can use either Tombow Glue or Sticky Strip around the 3 outside edges of your Bookmark Pouch, leaving the top adhesive-free so the bookmark will slide in.  Attach your Glimmer Paper Star with either Tombow Glue or Dimensionals.  Slide your Bookmark in to test it.
7.  Remove your Bookmark while you stamp.  Now stamp on some Stars in the corners of the card front.  Stamp a small sentiment in the center of your Glimmer Star.  Stamp the small Star cluster in the center top of your card front.
8.  Now you have given a card and a Bookmark to a Reader, which makes two gifts!
9.  You can stamp Stars and Star Clusters on your envelope so the receiver knows something special is inside.  If you are sending this card through the postal service (instead of hand-delivering) I would put a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ sheet of card stock on top of the card to help hold the ribbon in place after folding it on top of the bookmark.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Big Shot & Framelit Sale August 1-31, 2014

Do you love the Big Shot and Framelits?  Here is a chance for you to enjoy them through August 31,2014!  If you do not have a Big Shot, you can buy one this month and choose a Bundle including a stamp set and coordinating Framelits.  If you already have a Big Shot you can get the Bundles at 15% off!

I had planned a video for yesterday, but my computer must think it is at the North Pole, because it keeps freezing and needs rebooting.  Rather frustrating.  My DH will be looking at it tomorrow and hopefully figuring out what is going on.
Big Shot and Bundle Sale

Happy Big Shot Time!  Nendy

Fun Frames Hi!

The new Fun Frames embossing folders make a great focal point for any card.  I used the Decorative Label shaped one on this card.  It is much larger than I thought.  I even used a couple of different techniques on this card.  Enjoy making one for yourself or a friend.
Fun Framelit Hi!

Ink:  Melon Mambo
Tempting Turquoise
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  Fun Frames Embossing Folder  #133727
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder  #133520
Little Letters Thinlits  #133730
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Other:  Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine  #135637
Stamping Sponge  #101610
Sponge Dauber
Paper Snips or Scissors
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Tempting Turquoise card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for detailed card base instructions.
2.  Cut your Tempting Turquoise card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Use a Sponge Dauber (or Stamping Sponge) inked with Tempting Turquoise to lightly color the raised dots.  You can darken the edge with either the Sponge Dauber or just run the edge against your ink pad.  Watch this video for more instructions.
3.  Ink your Sponge with Melon Mambo ink and sponge the inside of your Fun Frames embossing folder (the part with the Sizzix and Stampin’ Up! logos).  Carefully place your Whisper White card stock inside the Embossing Folder, being careful to not move the card stock.  Now Run through your Big Shot.  Take out your Frame and see how nicely all the details show up.  Cut the frame out leaving about 1/8″ to 1/4″ border around the Frame.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.  Clean your embossing folder by running under water or use Stampin’ Mist and a tissue or paper towel.
4.  Cut your Little Letters “H” and “I” out of Whisper White card stock.  Lightly sponge with Tempting Turquoise ink before removing them from the dies.  Just use a stylus or toothpick to help remove them by pushing through the little circles.  Attach the letters inside your Frame with Tombow Glue.  I punched out the star from my first version of sponged Tempting Turquoise card stock that was embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Attach with a Glue Dot or Tombow Glue.
5.  Tie two bows with the Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine.  Trim ends the desired length either now or after they are attached to the card.  Place a Glue Dot behind the knot and adhere it into the desired position.  Repeat with the other bow.  To adhere the ends of the bow, use your Paper Piercing Tool to scrunch up a Glue Dot so it forms a thin line.  Now attach the end of the Baker’s Twine to the Glue Dot and position as desired.  Repeat with the rest of the ends.
6.  Admire your Fun Frame card before giving it away.  If you would like you can emboss the envelope flap.  Watch this video for instructions.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Banner Card by Guest Stamper Shannon

This wonderful Banner card was made by my Upline Shannon congratulating me on my recent promotion.  I love the 3D Banners!  Thank you Shannon!
Banner Card by Shannon

This card uses the Exclusive Stampin’ Up! Convention stamp set from several years ago.
Special Details:
1. I think she used the Itty Bitty Banner Framelits OR the smallest Banner Framelit OR you can just hand cut the banner notches from card stock strips.
2. Banners curled up in the center about 1/2″
3. Designer Series Paper Corners rounded and detailed with the fine tip of a Marker.
4. Rhinestones added for just the right amount of bling.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Refreshing Your Big Shot Cutting Pads-Video

Is your Big Shot Cutting Pad warped or discolored with card stock slivers?  I saw a video on Pinterest about cooking Cuttlebug cutting pads which flattened them out and cleaned the card stock pieces out of the cracks.  The first try didn’t work so well as it left my cutting pad milky white.  The second try worked a lot better, though I was not careful enough when removing it and the corner bent.  But it was still clear, flatter, and lots of card stock slivers came out as it cooled down!

Video is about 5 minutes

Here is the basic process:
~Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  If you are not sure how accurate your oven temperature is, get an oven thermometer.  I know my oven is about 50 degrees hotter than the number I set it to.  For the first try I set the temperature to just over 50 degrees less.  The second try I set it to 75 degrees less.
~Put a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet or other flat baking surface.  Lay your cutting plate on the flat foil.
~Gently cover the cutting plate with the rest of the foil so foil is on the top and bottom of the cutting pad.  Do NOT fold the foil tightly around the cutting plate as it will leave marks when cooking.
~Cover the cutting pad with a glass pan.  I used my glass casserole dish.  Just make sure the bottom is flat and the baking dish is heavy.  This will help flatten out your cutting pad.
~Put in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
~Immediately and carefully remove the cutting pad from the cookie sheet and foil and place somewhere flat (and cool) to cool off.  As it cools the card stock slivers will come off and leave a mess.  It was amazing how much card stock there was!  I would guess there was more than a quarter cup!
~Note:  On my first try I just took the cutting pad out of the oven and left it on the cookie sheet with the baking pan on top of it and let it cool for about 1 hour until it cooled down completely.  (Plus the phone was ringing off the hook during the time after I put it in the oven.)  So my guess is that it kept baking while I thought it was cooling down.  I think this is why it turned the milky color.

Happy Experimenting!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Father’s Day-Hamburger Box Die

This Hamburger Box is fun to make!  I will be making it for my husband and sons for Father’s Day.  (Although some ofthe wives will get to assemble it!)  I have not yet tried it with Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I am sure you can use whichever paper best fits the occasion you are making this for.  This is a good size for cookies made with our Cookie Stamps.  I have also seen some cute critters made using this die.  So let this basic Hamburger Box assembly video be the springboard for your creativity!  Leave comments below and let everyone know what you have made using this die and also the occasions you have used it for.
Hamburger Box

This Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die (#133724) is available on June 2nd, 2014 after 12:00 noon Utah Time!  You will need your Big Shot and Extended Cutting Pads.  I also used the Extended Crease Pad.

Video is about 12 minutes.

Happy Die-Cutting and Treat Giving!
Nendy Kerr