Tea Light Flower

Do you need a quick gift?  Use a battery-operated Tea Light, a sheet of Designer Series Paper, and your Floral Framelits Dies to make these fun, decorative Tea Lights to help brighten someone’s day.
Tealight Flower

SUPPLIES:
Paper:  Your choice of 12 x 12 patterned paper.  I used the retired Polka Dot Parade in Real Red.
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Circles Collection Framelits  #130911
Magnetic Platform (optional)
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Bone Folder
Sticky Strip
Glue Dots
Paper Snips or Scissors
Battery Operated Tea Light from your local store

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note:  You can cut two sheets of paper at the same time with your Framelits which makes it easy to make a set of two.
1.
 Choose your patterned paper making sure there is a pattern on both sides.  I have also used Vellum to make this flower.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 6″ x 12″.
2.  Measure the bottom of your Framelit with the Circle Framelits to find the correct size for the bottom.  Note:  I skipped this step on the first one I made so you could not turn the Tea Light on and off because it was covered with paper.  😉
3.  Choose the two largest Floral Frames Framelits to make your project.  Lay out one Floral Frame Framelit on your paper and Magnetic Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with all Tabs closed), then center the Circle Framelit.  Add your top cutting plate and cut out.  Repeat with the other Floral Frames Framelit and the Circle Framelit.
4.  Sponge the edges of the petals if desired.  Cut down about 1″ between each petal on both flowers.  Curl about 1/2″ to 3/4″ of the end of each petal using your Bone Folder.
Tealight Flower diagram5.  Put Sticky Strip around the bottom edge of the side of your Tealight.  Put the smaller flower on first, then add the larger.  Attaching the paper flowers to the Tealight is not an exact process.  It requires some crunching and perhaps tearing between a petal or two of the flower to get it onto the Tealight.  Use Glue Dots to attach these overlapping pieces.  Follow the diagram for attaching the Petals to the Tealight.  Now put Sticky Strip along the bottom edge of your paper flower pressing the paper and the Sticky Strip as flat as possible.
6.  Now add your Larger Flower to the Tealight following the same process as before.
7.  Optional:  You can add Dazzling Details, cut paper (using the same Circle Framelit) with a hole punched for the “flame”, or Glitter to add an extra touch to the top of your Tealight.

Happy Gift-Making!
Nendy Kerr

Sparkly Curvy Christmas Ornament

Here is a fun Christmas Ornament to make using the Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit and the Mosaic Punch.  Just choose two colors of Glimmer Paper.  I like to make each of my family members an ornament each year.  This one will be quick and easy.  It can also be mailed flat in a larger envelope.
Curvy Box Christmas Ornament

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit #135853
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Punch:  Mosaic #131267
Other:  Bone Folder
Tombow Glue
Baker’s Twine or Ribbon or tree hook
Sandwich baggie
Stack of books 🙂  (Well, you can save one out to read while waiting.)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Curvy Keepsakes Box out.  I would recommend just cutting a single layer.  Have the Glimmer Paper facing up for both pieces.  You will need two 6-1/4″ x 6″ pieces of Glimmer Paper.  Watch this video for Curvy Box Basics.
Tip:  Box Shaping with Bone Folder Note:  Put your thumb or finger on the fold line when shaping your box with the Bone Folder otherwise the Glimmer separates from the backing and you have to glue it together.
2.  Attaching the pieces together:  Glue the bottom pieces together as shown in the video.  Add the Punched Mosiac Pieces about 1/4″ above the fold line.
Tip:  Tombow had a harder time sticking together, so I placed the glued pieces flat on the counter with a sandwich baggie on top.  I then added a stack of books and left to start writing this post and have some breakfast.  You can stack multiple Ornaments under the same stack of books – Just remember to separate them with a baggie so they don’t stick together.
3.  Optional:  Stamp a sentiment and punch it out.  Add to one of the rounded handles with Baker’s Twine if you want them to open the Ornament OR tie it on through both handles after the box is assembled so it can remain in box shape.  Put your Ornament together.
4.  Some wait time, but totally worth it for your Sparkly Ornament!  Just add either a Tree Hook, Ribbon, or Baker’s Twine to hold it on your Christmas Tree.

Happy Christmas Decorating!
Nendy Kerr

Awesome Birthday Card

My Daughter’s birthday was last week and this is the card I made for her.  She is pretty awesome in my totally unbiased opinion.  lol.  Her favorite colors are Green and Yellow.
Awesome Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News w#134015  c#134018
Remembering Your Birthday w#131347  c#131350  Une Pensee Pour Ta Fete #131646
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies #127003
Punches:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Builder Owl Punch #118074  Smallest heart
Other:  double sided adhesive of your choice:  Fast Fuse OR SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stamping Sponge

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 to learn more about basic card bases.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge around the edges with Mossy Meadow ink.  Watch this video for Edging Techniques.
3.  Stamp the “Awesomeness” sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on Daffodil Delight card stock.  Cut out with the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Sponge around the edges with Mossy Meadow ink.  Punch out tthree of the Itty Bitty Accents Hearts from Silver Glimmer Paper.  Attach two with Dimensionals as shown.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Sponge around the edges with Daffodil Delight ink.  Punch two hearts with the Owl Punch.  Attach with a half Dimensional as shown.
5.  Lay out your pieces as shown.  Attach with the Daffodil Delight die cut with Dimensionals (making sure you remove all the staticy backing papers from the card front – oops!).  Use Dimensionals as normal on the Whisper White die cut where it will touch the Daffodil Delight die cut.  Stack two dimensionals on the rest so the height will be level.  (Peel off the Dimensional backing on the first Dimensional, then add another Dimensional to the sticky part of the first Dimensional to get “stacked” Dimensionals.)
6.  Add your last Silver Glimmer Paper Heart to the lower corner.  I think I just used Fast Fuse to hold it on.
7.  Write something in the card to let that special someone know how awesome they are.  Remember to mail the card or hand deliver it.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Banner Card

Use the Seasonally Scattered and Watercolor Winter Too stamp sets to make this Merry Christmas card. This is another card that is quick and easy to make if you are giving out lots of Christmas cards.
Christmas Banner Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Seasonally Scattered  wood #135020  clear #135023  Spanish #137391
Watercolor Winter Too  Photopolymer #136819
Ink:  Real Red
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Real Red
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Other:  Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  (Optional)  Cut your Real Red card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.
3.  Stamp “Merry” in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  You can stamp “Christmas” with Mossy Meadow ink on now OR after you cut out the “Merry” with the Banner Framelit.  Whichever you feel more secure doing.
4.  Cut out your “Merry” with a Banner Framelit.  Cut the next larger Banner Framelit with Garden Green card stock.  (Stamp “Christmas” now if you didn’t earlier.)  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Banner pieces.  Layer them and attach to card front.
5.  Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Snowflake Christmas Card

This fun Christmas card uses the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and some Christmas stamps.  You could change the stamps to make a Birthday card or card for any occasion.
Snowflake Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations  wood #132070  clear #126707  MDS #130860
Christmas Bliss Photopolymer #138897
Petite Pairs
Ink:  Soft Sky
Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot:  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder #120902
Other:  Adhesive
Sponge wedge or Sponge Dauber

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  Lightly sponge the raised snowflakes with Soft Sky ink.
3.  Stamp your sentiments and image in Real Red ink.
4.  Admire your fun card!  Now, change the colors or stamps for a new look!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Curvy Turkey Box

Here is a Punch Art Curvy Keepsakes Turkey Box just in time for Thanksgiving!  It is fairly easy with a printout to use for the front of the Turkey and the wings.  The print out uses MDS Harvest of Thanks stamp brush set which is enlarged to fit the size of the Curvy Keepsakes box.
Curvy Box Turkey

SUPPLIES:
Printout of Turkey body and wings
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits dies #135853
Feathers Framelits Dies #135852
Other:  Fast Fuse Adhesive
Paper Snips
Bone Folder
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Chocolate Chip card stock in half:  two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Make your Big Shot sandwich:  Magnetic Platform (OR Multipurpose Platform with tabs closed), cutting plate, both pieces of card stock-stacked, Curvy Keepsake Box Die, top cutting plate.  Run thought Big Shot.  Watch this VIDEO for more details on making a Basic Curvy Keepsake Box.  Fold up and close your Box.  It makes it easier to add the pieces in the correct position.
Curvy Box Turkey - Top View
2.  Print up the Turkey Body and Wings page onto Whisper White card stock or 24 pound white printer paper.  (Printer paper used here.)  Cut out the Turkey Bodies.  Lay the Curvy Box on its side so the handle is parallel to the table.  Lay one Turkey Body under the Curvy Box in the position you want it.  Draw a line where the Turkey Body meets the Curvy Box.  Fold on the line you drew.  Add a 1/4″ tab to add adhesive.  (I also cut a “V” shape in the center of the line to reduce bulk when adding the Turkey body to the Box.)  Use Tombow Glue to glue the very front part of the Turkey Body together – from the head to in front of the feet.  Add Tombow to one of Body Flaps and overlap the other Turkey Body flaps.  Add Tombow Glue to the other flap and attach it to the Box (which is now standing upright) so the Turkey feet are at least close to touching your table.  Use your Bone Folder between the Turkey Body pieces to make sure the Tombow Glue is on the Curvy Box.  Yipee!  The hard part is done!
3.  Using the scraps from your Curvy Box cut out 4 small feathers and 8 large feathers.  You can still have the card stock in two layers – so cut out 2 small feathers and 4 large feathers on the doubled card stock.  You can sponge the edges of your feathers if desired.  I forgot, but wished I would have.  Half the feathers use the front of the feather, the other half you see the back – so sponge accordingly.
4.  Use either Tombow or Glue Dots to attach the 4 small feather together in a fan shape.  Attach in the position you want on the back of the Turkey.  Add a few Dimemsionals to the back of the small feather fan.  Now attach the large feathers in a fan shape with Tombow or Glue Dots.  Attach to the small feather fan using the Dimensionals and either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
5.  Now cut out your Turkey wings and attach them to the sides of your Turkey Box.  Put your Turkey Box on display!

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Christmas Banner

I do LOVE making Banners and here is the Christmas Banner we made at my last class.  Hope you have fun making one of your own.  It is pretty easy and only takes a couple of hours to make.  I made it while helping my daughter after she had her baby.  I used a retired alphabet die because my DH could not find the current one to bring to me.  I was just pleased with how many of the crafting supplies he found.  🙂
Merry Christmas Banner

SUPPLIES:
Kit:  Banner Kit #132699  OR Build a Banner Kit (includes stencils) #133507
Stamps:  
Merry & Bright
Ink:  
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red OR Cherry Cobbler Marker
Card Stock:
  Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003  OR Framelits of your choice
Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die #133725 (I used a retired one which is about the same size.)
Ribbons:  Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron #130012
1/8″ Silver #132137
Other:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose whether you want “Merry” all on one Banner as shown OR each letter on a separate Banner.  The Basic Instructions here will be for “Merry” all on one Banner as shown.
2.  Choose your letter dies.  You can also use an e-cutter to cut your letters.  The size of your letters helps determine which Framelits you can use and if you use a second Framelit shape to put the letters on.  The Perfect Print Letters are about the same height as the letters I used but thinner and even the “M” fits all the way inside the smaller Apothecary Arts shape.
3.  Choose your Framelits.  I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  Do you want two Framelits shapes or just one under the letters.  Would you like the word “Merry” on one banner or with each letter on a separate Banner?
How to make the banner pictured above.
1.  Choose the number of banners and banner shapes and put them in the order you want them.  I used 10 Banner pieces.  I started with the the one that is like an arrow pointing down, then the one with the notch, then the one with the rounded bottom and repeated this pattern ending with the same pointing down shape I started with.
2.  Get out your Framelits and Big Shot.  I cut five of the largest shape and four of the smaller shape from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Then I cut four of the largest shape and five of the smaller shape from the Red Glimmer Paper.
3.  Now to cut the letters.  If you are using a Bigz die for the letters you can cut 2-3 at the same time if you lay them over the letters you need or stack the papers 2-3 high.
~Red Glimmer Paper:  MERRY H I T A
~Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  CRSMS
4.  Use your Real Red or Cherry Cobbler Marker to edge the Dazzling Diamonds larger shape Framelits and also any letters that hang over and blend in.  You don’t have to edge all the Dazzling Diamond letters, just the ones that need it.  HERE is a video showing some edging techniques.
5.  If you have any of the Red Glimmer letters that hang over and blend in, cut the letters out of Whisper White card stock and glue the the parts that need the emphasis under the Glimmer letters.  Yes, you cut the letters at least in half.
6.  Now to start gluing things together.  Glue the “MERRY” on the first Banner.  Now stamp the stars on with Cherry Cobbler ink.
I will list the letter first, then the smaller shape color, then the larger shape color.  DD=Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Red=Red Glimmer Paper
~C in DD, Red small, DD large
~H in red, DD small, Red large
~R in DD, Red small, DD large (I edged my R with red because it hangs over)
~I in red, DD small, Red large
~S in DD, Red small, DD large
~T in red, DD small, Red large
~M in DD, Red small, DD large ( I also edged my M with a marker)
~A in Red, DD small, Red large
~S in DD, Red small, DD large
7.  String the Jute cord through the grommet holes, making sure you do them the same way, either with the cord behind the banner OR in front of the banner.  Choose which you like best.  My Jute is behind each banner piece.
8.  I cut the ribbons each about 6-7 inches long.  I cut 11 sets.  Hold them together and tie as one ribbon moving them so the silver ends up facing forward on both ends.  Tie the first set on the left side of the “Merry” Banner, then between the MERRY and the C banners, repeat between each banner, and end on the right side of the S banner.
9.  Tie some loops in your Jute and hang your Banner.  Adjust the Banner pieces and the Ribbons.  Adjust the hanging loops if necessary.  When it is positioned the way you like it, you can cut off the excess Jute.
10.  Admire your Sparkly Christmas Banner!

Merry Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Three Window Card

I have been in the mood to try something different and came up with this Three Window Card idea which turned out just as nice in real life as how I pictured it in my head.  Hope you have fun making one yourself!

Video is just over 6 minutes long!

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Fall Fest Photopolymer #135194  Bundle with Framelits #137628
For All Things w#135152  c#135155 French #136985 MDS#138114
Clear Blocks:  A, B
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Pumpkin Pie
Tangerine Tango
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar
Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Window Frames Framelits #129021
Other:  SNAIL or Fast Fuse Adhesive

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

 

Punch Art Pumpkin Card

Pumpkins are a symbol of Fall so here is a Punch Art Pumpkin Card for you to make.  It is pretty quick with just a little bit of sparkle from the Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine and the Gold Buttons.
Punch Art Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For All Things  w#135152  c#135155   French #136985   MDS Download #138114
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
Tangelo Twist
Very Vanilla
scrap of Garden Green for Pumpkin stem
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819   MDS download #138119
Big Shot:  Argyle Embossing Folder #127750
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Gold Basic Metal Buttons #133763
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Hello Honey card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your candy corn Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Punch three Tangelo Twist Extra Large Ovals.  Run them through the Big Shot with the Argyle Embossing Folder.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  (I forgot.)  Attach the two side Ovals to the center Oval with Tombow Glue.  Add a 3/8″ x 1″ Garden Green stem to the top of your Pumpkin.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.  Thread your Gold Baker’s Twine through two button holes of your Gold Button.  Attach with Glue Dots to your Pumpkin.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Tangelo Twist ink.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Add a Gold Button attached with Glue Dots.  Attach your label with Dimensionals to your card front.
5.  You now have a nice Fall themed card to give to a special someone.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Newborn King Christmas Card

I love the religious Christmas stamps and The Newborn King stamp set is a good one to use with Markers.  Have fun making your own Newborn King Christmas Card!
Newborn King Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  The Newborn King  w#135110  c#135113  French #136976  Spanish #136973
Watercolor Winter Too Photopolymer #135819
Ink:  Real Red
Garden Green Marker
Baked Brown Sugar Marker
Lost Lagoon Marker
Hello Honey Marker
Card Stock:  Real Red
Garden Green
Whisper White
Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper #135822
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red 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.  Color your stamp with the Garden Green (Tree Tops), Baked Brown Sugar (Stable, tree trunks), Lost Lagoon (Mary & Joseph), and Hello Honey Markers (baby Jesus, stars).  Remember to open your mouth and huff on the colored stamp a couple of times to remoisten the ink, then stamp on Whisper White card stock.
4.  Take you stamped image and cut out with your Big Shot and the desired Oval Framelit.  Stamp “Christmas” at the top of the Oval with Real Red Ink.  Cut a piece of Garden Green card stock with the next larger Oval Framelit.  Layer them together with Dimensionals and attach to the card with Dimensionals.
5.  Add Basic Rhinestones over the stars and the dotted “I” if desired.
6.  Admire before sending it to someone.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Fry Box Video

Learn the basics for making your own Fry Boxes using the Fry Boxes Bigz die.  This version is for Autumn.
Fall Fry Boxes Video

Video is about 7 minutes long

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings  w#133182  c#133185  Dichos Explosivos #134498
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  So Saffron for Fry Box
Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango
Old Olive
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966
Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812
Other:  Wooden Elements #132258
Fast Fuse Adhesive #129026

Happy Fry Box Making and Decorating!
N
endy Kerr

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

SUPPLIES:
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
Dimensionals
Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue
Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your 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

SUPPLIES:
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
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

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 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

SUPPLIES:
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

INSTRUCTIONS:
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

SUPPLIES:
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.

Tip:
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

SUPPLIES:
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
Dimensionals
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
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

SUPPLIES:
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
Dimensionals
Wax Paper or Parchment Paper
Stylus or toothpick
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:
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

SUPPLIES USED IN VIDEO
Wonderous Wreath Stamps & Framelit Bundle #137624
Card Stock: Vary Vanilla
Ink:
 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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
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

SUPPLIES:
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.
Letters:
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

INSTRUCTIONS:
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