Irresistable Blackberry Sponged Background

We made this Irresistible Sponged Background card at my Stamp Class yesterday. Everyone loved it!  Make one of your own! It is easier and more fun than it looks!
Irresistable Blackberry Sponged Background Card

SUPPLIES:
SAB = Sale-a-bration item available until March 31, 2015.  You can substitute another item.
Stamps:
 Something Wonderful Wood #139125, Clear #139128  (SAB)
Petite Petals  Wood #133152, Clear #133155
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss
Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Irresistably Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #138635(SAB)
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits #125598
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Punch:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Petite Petals #133322
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedges  #101610
Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon  #133668
Dazzling Details #124117
Bone Folder
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blackberry Bliss card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Ir DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge randomly in circles first with Rich Razzleberry, then sponge to fill in with Blackberry Bliss.  Sponge as light or as dark as you want.
3.  Cut your Ribbon at about 16″.  Wrap around your DSP and tie a knot.  Trim ends if desired.  I usually put a Glue Dot under the knot to keep the ribbon in place.  If the ribbon doesn’t look good I put a Glue Dot next to the knot to keep the tails in place.  You can now attach your DSP to your card base.
4.  Stamp your sentiment and flowers in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Punch out your sentiment with the Large Oval Punch.  Sponge around sentiment if desired.  Punch out your Petite Petal Flowers with the Petite Petal Punch.  Curl the ends of your flower petals with a Bone Folder.
5.  Cut out the desired size Label Framelit from Rich Razzleberry card stock using your Big Shot.  Now run through your Big Shot using the Fancy Fan embossing folder making sure the fans go the direction you want.  Use Dimensionals on both the label and the punched sentiment to attach them to the card front.
6.  Attach your flowers to your card front with Glue Dots.  You can add Dazzling Details to the flower centers and around the edge of your Punched sentiment if desired.  Set aside to dry for several hours.
7.  If desired, cut a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White and attach on the inside of the card to write on.  You can also stamp some flowers in the lower corners if desired.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Emily’s Wedding Card

This is the Wedding Card I made for my Church Choir Buddy and her new DH who were married on Friday.  This card was my inspiration.  I tried several other ideas but this is the card that got finished.  I may use some of the other parts soon as her sister is getting married in less than 3 weeks.
Emily's Wedding Card

SUPPLIES:
Ink:  Real Red Marker
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper 135314
Red Glimmer Paper #127790
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Hearts Framelits #125599
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Expressions Thinlits (retired-sorry)
Punches:  Sweetheart Punch  #133786
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787 (small Heart)
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board #133774
Paper Trimmer
Other:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video if you want more details on Basic Card Bases.
2.  Cut your Whisper White layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder.  Trim the sides close to the Hearts with your Paper Trimmer.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Make your Real Red Envelope with your Envelope Punch Board.  Cut your Real Red card stock at 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ square.  Make your first Punch and Score at 2″.  Watch this video if you need help using your Envelope Punch Board.
4.  I used the retired Expressions Thinlit for the word “Love”, but it is retired.  You can use either the Signo White Gel Pen or the Chalk Marker to write “Love” on the envelope.  You can also use a stamp you like or just leave it blank.
5.  Let’s die cut a couple of Heart Frames with our Framelits.  The large one is from Whisper White and is used to mount the Glimmer Hearts to.    I chose the largest straight-edged Heart Framelits.  Use this sandwich:  Magnetic Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), a cutting plate, your Whisper White card stock.  Lay both the Heart Framelits with the smaller inside the larger making sure there is an even space in between.  The space in between will be your Heart Frame.
6.  Now choose the Framelits for the smaller Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper Heart.  I used the second and third smallest.  Use the same process as above and cut out this Heart Frame.  Use your Real Red Marker to color the edges so it will show up against the Whisper White background.
7.  Punch 10 Silver Glimmer Hearts and 10 Red Glimmer Paper Hearts using the Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch.  Arrange the hearts around the Whisper White Heart Frame in the desired positions.  Attach each Glimmer Heart to the Frame with a Glue Dot.  Overlap the two Hearts that meet in the center.
8.  Now to put everything together.  Slide the large Heart Frame in the Real Red envelope to determine the position on the card front and where to add the Glue Dots to hold it in the envelope.  Put a Glue Dot at the bottom tip and one along each side of this Heart to secure it in the envelope.  I used Tombow Glue on the back of the envelope and the back of the Heart Frame that showed from behind to secure it to the card front.  Now attach your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Heart inside the large Heart.
9.  If desired, you can add a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White to the inside to write on.  You can either add a couple of Punched Glimmer Hearts, or some stamped Hearts to the lower corners.  Then write you message to the Bride and Groom.
10.  Gift Wrapping Hint.  If you give them two gifts of different sizes (such as a board game and a DVD OR Project Life Album and Pocket Pages with a Project Life Card Collection with the accessory pack inside the box), wrap the gifts separately.  Then use Sticky Strip to attach the gifts together.  This way they will stay in place even if you don’t tie ribbon around them.

Happy Wedding Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Birthday Balloons Card

This card uses the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle with the Balloon Framelits and the Happy Birthday words.  I also used the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Have fun making this card to give the next birthday girl or guy!
Balloon Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle – stamps and Balloon Framelits  #138869
Inks:  Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper #137783
Other:  Gold Baker’s Twine  #132975
Stamping Sponge
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your diagonal striped Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges with Bermuda Bay ink.  Attach to card base with Fast Fuse adhesive.
3.  Cut two balloons from the confetti print with gold flecks using your Big Shot and the Balloon Framelit.  Now cut a balloon from Island Indigo card stock using the Balloon Framelit.  Sponge around all the balloons with Bermuda Bay ink.
4.  Choose the Happy and Birthday stamps and place them on the same clear block.  Make sure they fit inside your Island Indigo Balloon.  Stamp in Island Indigo ink.
5.  Put Dimensionals on the back of all three balloons.  Double stack the Dimensionals on the top and bottom of the Island Indigo balloon leaving just one Dimensional on each side.  This will make the center balloon stand out some from the other balloons.
6.  Put a Glue Dot on the string end of each balloon and place some Gold Baker’s Twine on the Glue Dot.  Now attach your balloons to the card front leaving the ends of the Baker’s Twine loose for now.
7.  Trim the ends of the Baker’s Twine now.  These ended at the bottom of the diagonal striped layer.  Gently roll a Glue Dot and attach to the bottom end of each piece of Baker’s Twine and attach to the bottom of your card.
8.  Your birthday card is now ready to give to that special someone.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Super Boy’s Birthday Card

Today is my grandson’s 4th Birthday and he LOVES Super Heroes!  So I made him this Super Card using the Starburst Framelits and the Little Letter Thinlits.  Hope he likes it!
Super Boy's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big Day  Wood #139109, Clear #139112 (Sale-a-bration product available until March 31, 2015.  See HERE for Details.)
Ink:  VersaMark
Real Red Marker
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Daffodil Delight
Real Red
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits  #132967
Little Letters Thinlits #133730
Heat Embossing:  Crushed Curry Embossing Powder #133753
Heat Tool
Other:  Tombow Glue
Parchment Paper OR Wax Paper from your grocery store where the baggies and foil are.
Stylus or Toothpick to help remove letters from Thinlits.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more card base details.
2.  Cut your Starbursts from Daffodil Delight card stock.  I used the 2nd largest and the smallest.  Edge your smallest Starburst with your Real Red Marker.  Watch this Video for more details on Edging Techniques.
3.  Lay the largest Starburst in the desired position.  Rub your Embossing Buddy over the area you will stamp and include the surrounding areas.  Stamp your sentiment (Happy Birthday) in VersaMark ink.  Remove your Starburst and cover stamped sentiment with the Crushed Curry Embossing Powder.  Remove excess including giving the back a couple of flicks with your fingers to get off the extra little specks.  Now melt the Embossing Powder with your Heat Tool.  Watch this Video if you need help with Heat Embossing.
4.  Cut our your desired letters.  Here is the “Sandwich”:  Megnetic OR Multipurpose Platform (all tabs closed), cutting plate, card stock, Parchment OR Wax Paper, Letter Thinlits, top cutting plate.  I use a larger piece of Parchment Paper and put all the letters I need on top of it.  Might as well conserve our crafting energy by running through as much as possible at one time through our Big Shot.  Run through a second time if you need more than 1 of a letter.  Watch this Video if you need help using Thinlits.
5.  Now to put the letters on the Starburst.  Lay out both words in the desired positions.  Now take the center letter of the top word, put a thin line of Tombow on the back and glue it in place.  This letter will help you place all the other letters so they look even.  Now glue the letter next to it and continue until you finish the top word.  Work from the center letter out in one direction leaving a small space between letters and making sure they are straight up and down (in this case).  I usually finish the end of the word, then go and work back to the beginning of the word.  So I glued down the “P” as my center letter, then the “E”, then the “R”.  Then I did the “U”, and finished up with the “S”.
6.  Find the center letter(s) of the bottom word.  In my case there are two center letters.  Use the middle letter of the top word and mentally draw a line straight down the center of the Starburst.  Place your letters either on top of this mentally drawn line if you have one center letter OR on each side of this invisible line if you have two center letters.  Glue down the rest of the letters working out from the center letters.  I did the “I” and “J” as my center letters, then the “A”, and “H”, then moved to the “L”, then finished with the “E”.  Hope this helps.  Let me know if you want a video on this.
7.  I added the center Starburst as my grandson is now in the “Sunbeam” class at Church.  He is really excited to be a Sunbeam and in with the bigger kids instead of the Nursery.
8.  I put a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Daffodil Delight in the center of the card so he could read my writing.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Butterfly Berry Basket

I just LOVE this Berry Basket Die and the Butterfly Thinlits and decided to use them together.  This is a pretty quick and easy project.  The hardest part is choosing the colors.
Butterfly Berry Basket

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
You can also use Vanilla Coaster Board if you need a heavy-weight Basket.
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz Die #137366
Butterflies Thinlits Dies #137360
Other:  Baker’s Twine
Sticky Strip Adhesive.  You can also use Tombow Glue and/or Staples

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note:  If you want to use Designer Series Paper I would recommend using either Tombow Glue or Transfer sheets to adhere it to either Card Stock OR Coaster Board.  
1.  Choose the card stock color for your Berry Basket.  I chose Wisteria Wonder.  Cut your card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.
2.  Stack both pieces of card stock on top of your Berry Basket die.  Put a cutting plate under the die and one cutting plate on top of the card stock, then run through your Big Shot.
3.  Take the two large pieces and fold on the score lines.  Line them up so you will know where to put the Sticky Strip.  I put it next to the line punch outs as shown.  Notice how the pieces are folded.  You can also put the Sticky Strip along the top outside edges now.  You can also use Tombow Glue to attach the bottom pieces together.
4.  Make your Basket Top.  Decide which long pieces you will put around the top of your basket – the scalloped or the straight.  I used the scalloped pieces along the top of the basket and the straight one for the handle.  Take the pieces that will go along the top of the basket and fold the score lines.  Put a small piece of Sticky Strip on the small tabs and attach both pieces so they form a square.
Berry Basket Sticky Strip Placement5.  Now to attach your Basket to your Basket Top.  Lay your Basket flat so the outside is showing.  You can use either Sticky Strip or Tombow Glue OR Staples.  Make sure the Basket side is centered between the Basket Top score lines.
5a.  Sticky Strip.  Put Sticky Strip on the end of each Basket side so you can attach the Basket Top you made in Step 4.  Stand your Basket up. You can either have it upright or upside down when attaching the Basket top.  Choose the direction you think will be easiest.  I like upright, but others like upside down.  The results are the same.  Remove the Red lining on one side and attach it to your Basket making sure the tops align.  Now do the opposite side, the the other sides, one at a time.  Your basic Basket is done!
5b.  Tombow Glue.  Put a line of Tombow Glue along the first top edge.  Attach the Basket Top aligning the top edges.  You might want to use clothespins or paper clips to hold them together until they are dry.  Now do the opposite side the same way, then each of the remaining sides always making sure the tops align.
5c.  Staples.  Using staples to attach the pieces is the quickest and very trendy!  Center the Basket side on the Basket Top.  Staple at each corner of the Basket side.  Repeat with the remaining sides.
6.  Optional Basket Handle.  You can use an extra Basket Top part to make your Handle.  Attach with either a Brad (if you want it to move), or Sticky Strip, Tombow Glue, or Glue Dots.
7.  Decorate as desired.  I cut out two Elegant Eggplant Butterflies with the Thinlits and parchment paper.  Cut out just one Butterfly at a time.  I glued a 3″ piece of Baker’s Twine (about 1-2″ – 3/4″ Baker’s Twine on each Butterfly) connecting the two butterflies and waited a bit for it to dry.  Then I looped the Baker’s Twine and Butterflies over the handle and added a bit more Tombow Glue and glued the Butterflies together.  I held the Butterfly centers together for a few seconds and left them to dry.  When dry you can let them hang from any part of the handle.
8.  Fill as desired.  You can use a cello bag filled with goodies.  You can use crumpled tissue paper, Easter grass, or other light-weight filling and place the treats or gifts on top.  There are so many fun ways to fill this Berry Basket!

Happy Basket Making!
Nendy Kerr

Top Note Valentine

I made this Valentine card for my family.  It was fairly quick and easy to make multiples.  I did vary the ribbon colors using Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon.  I did get them ALL mailed yesterday!!
Top Note Valentine cards

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:   You Plus Me  Wood #137133, clear # 138594
Good Greetings (retired)
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Top Note die 113463
Happy Heart embossing folder #137364
Punch:  Sweetheart #133786
Other:  Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon OR Seam Binding Ribbon
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for detailed instructions.
2.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Real Red card stock at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with the Happy Hearts embossing folder making sure the Hearts will be going the direction you want them to.  Glue to the end of your Whisper White card stock.  Run this card stock through the Big Shot with your Top Note die with the side with the Real Red embossed piece touching the die.
3.  Stamp your sentiments in Real Red ink.
4.  Punch a Heart from Red Glimmer Paper and attach it with Dimensionals.
5.  Tie the ribbon around the card over the Real Red Hearts.
6.  Attach your Top Note die to your card base using Dimensionals.  I used 9 whole Dimensionals in 3 rows:  along both edges and down the center.
7.  You might want to put a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White on the inside of your card to write on.  Stamp if desired.

Happy Valentine’s Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower Card

We made this Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower card at a recent Workshop I helped my new downline with.  It was a hit!  Four out of the six attendees bought Glimmer Paper!
Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Petal Potpourri  wood #137141  clear #138856  (Bundle with Flower Medallion Punch wood #138876  clear #138877)
Big News  wood #134015  clear #134018
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Coastal Cabana
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520
Punches:  7/8″ Scallop Circle
Flower Medallion #137417
Other:  Ribbon
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Bone Folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more details on Basic Card Bases.
2.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card front at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp your Awesome sentiment using Island Indigo ink.  Run through your Big Shot with the embossing folder.  Set aside.
3.  Stamp your flower with Island Indigo ink on both Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay card stock.  Punch out.  If desired, curve you flowers with your Bone Folder by curling 3 petals at a time.  Rotate so you have 1 petal from the last three and two new petals.  Continue until you like how your flower looks.  Attach on top of Bermuda Bay flower with Dimensionals.  Punch out a 7/8″ Scallop Circle from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and attach to the center of your flower with a Dimensional.
4.  Decide where to put your flower and where you want your ribbon.  Tie Ribbon and trim ends if needed.  Attach Flower in desired position.  Now attach card front to card base with Fast Fuse adhesive or Tombow Glue.
5.  Now give to someone to let them know you think they are awesome!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

So Happy Together Anniversary Card

I made this for my son’s and daughter-in-law’s 11th Anniversary.  Since they were in town I also gave them overnight FREE babysitting!
Anniversary Card in Purples

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crazy About You  wood #138856  clear #138859  Photopolymer #137137   Tellement Toi #138256 (Bundle with the Hello You Thinlits  wood #139324  clear #139325  Photopolymer #138873)
Teeny Tiny Wishes wood #128748  clear #127802  MDS#125766
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant ink pad and Marker
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Hello You Thinlits #137363 (See Bundles above)
Punches:  Sweetheart Punch #133786
Scallop Edge Border #119882
Other:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Parchment OR Wax Paper from your grocery store

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more information on card bases.
2.  Cut your Wisteria Wonder card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Center the card stock edge in your Scallop Edge Border Punch.  Punch each edge starting in the center, then doing the left and right sides.
3.  Cut out “Happy” from Elegant Eggplant card stock.  Watch this video if you need detailed instructions.  My preference is now to use Parchment Paper instead of Wax Paper, but both work.
4.  Position your “Happy” where you want it.  DO NOT attach it yet!!!  Choose one of the stamps that starts with “SO”.  Color it with your Elegant Eggplant Marker and stamp it above the “Happy”.  Now you can stamp the “Together” and “Happy Anniversary” in Elegant Eggplant Ink over on the right hand side underneath “Happy”.  You can now attach “Happy” using Tombow Glue.
5.  Punch two hearts from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Use your Elegant Eggplant Marker to color around the edges of both Hearts.  Attach the bottom Heart with Fast Fuse and the top Heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Attach your completed card front to your card base with Fast Fuse adhesive.
7.  Time to celebrate with the Happy Couple!

Happy Anniversary Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Valentine Pirate Card for Boys

I love this Pirate stamps which is perfect for boys!  I bought it so my grandson could make Valentine’s cards for his school classmates.  On the first card he made I asked why he didn’t color the picture.  He said he wanted to let them have fun coloring.  I enjoyed coloring the cute Pirate picture and so did the ladies at my Stamp Class.  You can choose whether you color it or let the recipient color it.
Pirate Valentine card for boys

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Valentine wood#137135  clear#138570  Amor Mio #138501  Petits Valentins #138505
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Real Red for hat & coat
Pacific Point for shirt and tie above ear
Soft Suede for pants
Basic Gray for tops of boots and eye patch
Basic Black for boots
Hello Honey for buckles & gold treasure
Daffodil Delight for treasure chest lock
Chocolate Chip and Baked Brown Sugar for Treasure chest
Wild Wasabi for bird
Tangerine Tango for bird beak and feet
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Big Shot:  Label Card Thinlits # 133479
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 9-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Chocolate Chip bottom card layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Attach to your Chocolate Chip layer.
4.  Stamp your Pirate in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color as desired.  Color Suggestions are in the Supply List above.  Trim around the edges and measure the height and width.  Add 1/4″ to the height and width when cutting your Chocolate Chip mat.  Adhere the mat and stamped image together.
5.  Cut out the “I heart you” from Whisper White using the Thinlit from the Label Card Thinlits.  Punch out a heart from either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler card stock and put it inside the heart shape using a Dimensional.
6.  Position the “I heart you” and your Pirate in the desired positions.  Attach the Pirate with Fast Fuse or Tombow.  Attach the “I heart you” with Tombow Glue.
7.  You now have a card to give to a little boy or a Pirate lover for Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Another Awesome Birthday Card

I found out at Christmas that my Daughter never received her Birthday card.  And I had even mailed it early!  So here is another version using the other side of the Designer Series Paper and the NEW clear Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.
Kathleen's Birthday card 2014SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News
Something to Say
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding
Whisper White
Crushed Curry
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits
Punch:  Modern Label
Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers #137856
Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Other:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Scissors or Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge wedge
Sharpie Markers to color Epoxy Stickers

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your DSP at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge around the edge if desired.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut out the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit with Pistachio Pudding card stock.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  Attach two Hodgepodge Clips as shown.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals.  Make sure there are a couple of flowers showing to add your Epoxy Stickers to the center.
4.  Stamp the Awesome stamp with Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim around the edges with your scissors.  Sponge the edges if desired.  Attach to the Pistachio Pudding die cut using Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” with Mossy Meadow ink on Curshed Curry card stock.  Sponge edges if desired.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Attach with Dimensionals.
6.  Add your Epoxy Stickers:  2 circle ones to flower centers, 2 stars to Pistachio Pudding die cut.  Color with Marker or Sharpie if desired.  I also drew a star inside each of the star clips.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Man’s Birthday Card

This is my oldest Son’s Birthday Card made with the new Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  This paper has such beautiful nature photos with other prints and plaids on the back side.  Perfect for nature lovers and guys!
Jason's 2015 Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations wood #132070  clear #126707  MDS #130860
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow
Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack #137780
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #
Other:  Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Dimensionsals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Stamping Sponge wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  You will be cutting your Adventure Bound paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Decide which parts you want cut off to make it this size.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” on Mossy Meadow card stock with Black ink.  Cut out with the Framelit of your choice.  Sponge the edges with Mossy Meadow ink if desired.  Attach your Clips in the desired positions.  Add Dimensionals to the back and attach in the desired position.
4.  You now are ready to write on the inside and give this card away.  If desired you can add a piece of Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″ on the inside of your card to make it easier to read what you write.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mom’s Birthday Card

This is the Birthday Card for my Mom and is made with items from the Annual Catalog, 2014 Holiday Catalog, and the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  Today is the last day to order from the 2014 Holiday Catalog and the Year-End Closeouts.  You can order from the 2015 Occasions Catalog tomorrow.
Mom's Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Kit:  Artisan Embellishment Kit #137909 (Available tomorrow-January 6, 2015)
Stamps:
  Something to Say wood #134177  clear #134180  MDS #138099
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Filigree Frame Embossing Folder #135818 (Available until January 5, 2015)
Punches:  Word Window
Modern Label
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge OR Sponge Dauber
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse adhesive OR Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Melon Mambo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card bottom layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Melon Mambo card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Line up in your Filigree Frame embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Attach with Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue.
4.  Cut your next Whisper White layer at 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Cut your top Whisper White layer at 3″ x 4″.  Use the laser cut Rose template from the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  Center it on the 3″ x 4″ Whisper White.  Use your Stamping Sponge wedge OR your Sponge Dauber and the Melon Mambo ink to sponge inside all the Rose cut-outs.  Also sponge around the outside edge of this layer.
6.  Cut off 3 Roses from the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  Sponge them lightly with Melon Mambo ink.  Trim off the exposed netting from the bottom of the Rose “Ribbon”.  Attach to the card with Fast Fuse.
7.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window punch.  Punch some Melon Mambo card stock with the Modern Label punch.  Attach them together with Dimensionals.  Attach them to the card front with Dimensionals.
8.  You now have an elegant card ready for your Mom or a friend.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

For You Gift Bag with NEW Thinlit

New Catalog Sneak Peek!Have you ever wanted a little bag made from patterned paper or plain card stock?  Now is your chance with this NEW Mini Treat Bag Thinlit!  You can choose the paper and stamps to coordinate with the card or gift!  I am SO Excited for this!  The “For You” and the Banner shape are also included for a total of TEN items to cut out in addition to the two parts of the bag.  Enjoy!
Mini Treat Bag

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Designer Series Paper or card stock for your Mini Treat Bag
Basic Gray for Banner die cut
Pistachio Pudding for the “For You” die cut
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies #137547
Other:  Sticky Strip
SNAIL, Fast Fuse, or Tombow
Whisper White 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon #134567
Paper Snips (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut the two parts of your Mini Treat Bag out of your Designer Series Paper (DSP) OR card stock of your choice.  Cut out any other desired shapes and words at this time using coordinating colors of card stock to match your DSP.
2.  Put Sticky Strip along the tab score line on the smaller section and also on the other edge with the side you want to see facing so you can see it.  Attach this section to the larger section at the side Tab.  I figured out the placement BEFORE removing the Sticky Strip red backing.  DO NOT  finish attaching the other side just yet!
3.  Decide now whether you want the bottom tab on the outside or inside of your bag.
3a.  If you want your bottom Tab on the Inside of your bag:  Put the Sticky Strip on the front side and outer edge of your bottom Tab.  Remove the Sticky Strip backing from both the side edge and the bottom Tab.  Fold up the Bottom Tab and then close the back of your Bag.
3b.  If you want the bottom Tab on the Outside of your bag:  Close the back of your bag.  You will need to trim the bottom of you bag just a little so the bottom Tab will fold up nicely.  Then add Sticky Strip to the inside edge of your bottom Tab and fold it up.
4.  Now to decorate it!  Tie some ribbon around it so it is on tight enough to stay on by itself.  If it needs help staying on use a Glue Dot or two under the knot.
5.  Attach your die cuts.
6.  Fill with treats, a small card, some cash, or a gift card.
7.  You have a gift bag ready is less than 5 minutes!

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Card

New Catalog Sneak Peek!
The 2015 Occasions Catalog starts January 6th, 2015!  This Hello Card uses products available then.  Enjoy your Sneak Peek!
Happy Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crazy About You Wood #138856  Clear #138859  Photopolymer #137137 (Bundle with Hello You Framelits w#139324 c#139325 p#138873)
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Calypso Coral
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Hello You Framelits #137363 (See Bundles above)
Other:  Fast Fuse OR SNAIL double-sided adhesive
Basic Rhinestones
Calypso Coral 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon #134569
Tombow Glue
Parchment OR Wax Paper from your grocery store

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold and 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Calypso Coral card from layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Cut your Whisper card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to Calypso Coral layer.
4.  Cut our your “Happy”.  Make sure your bottom cutting plate is flat!  If it doesn’t cut all the way through it means you need a shim (a piece of paper or card stock under your cutting plate.  Here is the sandwich:  Magnetic or Multipurpose Platform, (shim if necessary), bottom cutting plate, card stock, Parchment or Wax Paper, Thinlit die, Top cutting plate.  Watch this video if you need a demonstration.  The first 3-1/2 minutes covers cutting out the thinlit.
5.  Attach your “Happy” in the desired position with Tombow Glue.
6.  Stamp “You Make Me” in Smoky Slate ink above your “Happy”.
7.  Tie your Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon around the Calypso Coral and Whisper White card layers.
8.  Add the desired number of Rhinestones.  You are now ready to make someone Happy!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Quick Chapstick Holder Stocking Stuffer

My grandchildren enjoy Chapstick so I got them each one for Christmas.  Then came the wrapping process.  The Chapstick Holders I found on Pinterest were rather time-consuming to make multiples.  So I came up with my own version using the Gift Card Envelope Thinlit.
Chapstick Holder

SUPPLIES:
Chapstick:  I used the Blistex brand this time-get at your local store.  SU does not make these  😉
Card Stock in their favorite color
Big Shot & Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies #135854
Fast Fuse Double-sided adhesive (or you can use Sticky Strip.  Glue Dots were not strong enough)
Ribbon or Baker’s Twine
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade
Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut out your 6″ wide card stock using your Big Shot and Gift Card Envelope Thinlit.  Stamp or decorate now if desired.  As you can see mine were left plain.
Chapstick Holder diagram2.  Score 1/2″ from the long Thinlit score line on the inside rectangle of the Gift Card Envelope on both sides as shown in the diagram.  Score the full length of the card stock.  Cut out the triangles you made on the small flaps.  Fold all your score lines.
3.  Put Fast Fuse adhesive where all the pink lines are in the diagram:  Lines in the center section to hold your Chapstick and lines on the outside edges of the larger flaps to hold your container closed.  Place your Chapstick on the center Fast Fuse line, then close the flaps.  Rub where the Fast Fuse is to make sure it sticks to the card stock.
4.  Write a name (You can use one of the tag/banner Framelits that come with the Thinlit.  I was in a rush so I just wrote directly on the container.)
5.  Tie with ribbon or Baker’s Twine to complete your gift.  And it only took a few minutes!  You get quicker with each one you make!

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

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