Celebrate the NEW Catalog with a Birthday Card!

Marquee Messages man birthdayWahoo!! Today is the day we can start ordering from the NEW Catalog!!  So get your Wish List out and order your “First Round” of fun NEW Toys!  It will be nice to have more NEW Toys to play with.

If your Order is less than $150 – Please use this Hostess Code SJ9MCXRK which is good until June 15th.  I will send you a surprise grab bag with a few supplies to use in your card making play time!

If your Order is $150 or more, please just place an order and remember to claim your Stampin’ Rewards!  Stampin’ Rewards are FREE things you earn for placing a larger order.  You can choose from the Exclusive Host Stamp Sets on pages 197-201 of the NEW Catalog AND/OR ANYTHING in the Catalog!!
Stampin' Rewards Chart

CARD SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages  Photopolymer #141727
Ink:  Island Indigo
Markers:  Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Pool Party
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Other:  Paper Trimmer or Scissors
Stampin’ Dimemsionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Island Indigo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Marquee Messages Frame in Island Indigo ink.
~Stamp either It’s Your OR You Are in Island Indigo ink in the center of your Frame.
~Stamp either Birthday, Invited, OR Awesome in Island Indigo ink in the lower Banner.
3.  Color:
~The side rectangles with your Bermuda Bay Marker.
~Draw lines on the arrow with your Island Indigo Marker.
~Color in the Stars with your Pool Party Marker.
4.  Cut out your Marquee with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.  This will NOT be a square shape.  The top is wider than the bottom.  So angle your sides when you cut them.
5.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of your stamped image and attach to your card base at the angle you like.
6.  This card is perfect for a guy as there is no fluff or sparkle.

Have fun ordering from the NEW Catalog and making your own Marquee Messages card!

Sneak Peek: Hooray Happy Birthday Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Party with Cake: Celebrate with Cake Landscape Birthday Card

Here is another  Party with Cake Card.  You can add a Pop-Up to the inside if your want or just make a regular card.
Celebrate With Cake Birthday CardSUPPLY LIST
Party with Cake Bundle includes Party with Cake stamp set and Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies  Wood Mount Bundle #140815Clear Mount Bundle #140814
Bone Folder #102300
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Whisper White
Big Shot: Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits #135707
Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #133737
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
FLAT Cutting Pad #113475
Punches: 
1-1/4” Scallop Circle
Word Window
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
Tombow Glue #110755
Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309
SNAIL double sided adhesive #104332

NOTE:  You can change the card stock colors, patterned paper, and ink colors to make each card your own!  You can also color your Pop-Ups or cut outs with markers.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
 Cut your Island Indigo card base:
~No Pop-Up:  5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~With Pop-Up:  4-1/4” x 11”.  Score and fold at 5-1/2”.
1a.  Complete Pop-Up Instructions before working on card front.  Watch This Video for instructions on making a Landscape Pop-Up Card.
2.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4” x 5-1/4”.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.  Attach to card base using Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp “It’s Time to Celebrate with Cake” on Whisper White card stock with Island Indigo ink.  Cut out with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” on a 3/8” x at least 2-3/4” Whisper White card stock.  Watch this video for instructions on punching it out with your Word Window Punch.
5.  Punch out the desired long label from the Cards and Labels Framelits.  Attach to Happy Birthday with Dimensionals.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
6.  Stamp the Cake in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-1/4” Scallop Circle Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
7.  Place all the pieces in the position desired and attach with the Dimensionals
8.  You can emboss the Envelope Flap if desired.  Watch this Video to show you how.

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

Happy Pop-Up Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Botanical Gardens Banner Card

Here is our second card using the Botanical Blooms Bundle and Botanical Gardens Vellum Stack.  This card is much quicker to make than the last one shown, but still will impress the person you give it to.  This card is even good to give to men! (But probably only if he is willing to wear a flowered Hawaiian shirt.  You couldn’t pay my DH enough to wear a flowered shirt.  My DILs could con my sons into wearing a flowered shirt though.)
Botanical Blooms Banner CardSUPPLIES:
Botanical Blooms Bundle #140819  This Bundle includes:  Botanical Blooms Photopolymer stamp set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, and Botanical Builder Framelits.
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
Cajun Craze
Mossy Meadow
Botanical Designer Vellum Paper Stack #141019 (Sale-a-bration product FREE with Botanical Blooms Bundle or other $50 purchase until March 31, 2016.)
Big Shot:  Botanical Builder Framelits (See Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate #139684
Banner Framelits #132173 (Optional)
Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
SNAIL or 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.  Choose the Vellum pattern you want from the Vellum stack.  Cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Cut your Mossy Meadow at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut your Leaf Border with the Big Shot.  I just used SNAIL on the back including the leaves to attach it to the Vellum.
4.  Make your Banner.  Choose the paper you want.  I think I used the Banner Framelits.  (I really should write things down!)  It is about 1-7/8″ wide x 3-1/4″ long.  You can just cut a rectangle and cut the notch or use the Banner Triple Punch.  Attach it to the Vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Cut out your flower and fern parts.
~Cut your fern type leaf from Mossy Meadow.  I used the Precision Base Platform.  If you use your Magnetic or Multipurpose Platform make sure both cutting plates are FLAT so every part will cut well!!  You can use the Big Shot Die Brush to help remove it from the Thinlit.
~Cut your large flower from Cajun Craze card stock
~Cut your Flower center from Hello Honey card stock
6.  Assemble and attach your Flower and fern to the Banner.  Lay out to decide where you want to put everything.
~Add your Fern with a couple of squished Glue Dots to make them thin enough to fit underneath the card stock.  Notice the fern hangs off the Banner and over to the Leaf Border.
~Slightly curl up the Flower center and attach it to the Flower center with a Glue Dot or two.
~Place a half Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the each center petal and in the center back of your flower.  I also squished Glue Dots into a line and put at the tip of each thin outer flower petal.  Place over the end of your Fern.  (Sorry about all the white space.  WordPress just would not do the crop like I wanted.  I spent way too much time trying to fix it.  I really wanted you to see how the inside petals stuck up with a half Dimensional under them.)
Botanical Gardens Flower-close up7.  Put SNAIL or Glue Dots on the back of your Vellum under the Leaf Border solid areas and under the Banner pieces.  Yes, the lower left lorner is loose and not attached.
8.  You now have another all occasion card to give someone special.

Buy the Botanical Blooms Bundle Today!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Balloon Birthday Card

I made this Balloon Birthday card for a swap.  I was in the mood for blues after all the reds and pinks I have been using the last few months.  This card is pretty quick and easy and can even be given to men!  Just pick the Birthday boy or girl’s favorite color(s).
Big Balloon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Celebrate Today  Photopolymer #137138 (Bundle with Balloon Framelits #138869)
Party Wishes  Wood #140651, Clear #140961  (Bundle with Party Punch Pack:  Wood #141073, Clear #141071)
Perfect Pairings Wood #141258, Clear #141261 (Sale-a-bration product available until March 31, 2016 FREE with $50 purchase!)
Ink:  Pacific Point ink pad and Marker
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  Balloon Framelits #137362  (See Bundle above)
Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
Punch:  Party Punch Pack #140608  Small balloons
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Prepare your pieces:
~Stamp the Balloon filler design you want on the Tempting Turquoise card stock in Pacific Point ink.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Balloon Framelit.
~Stamp your words in Pacific Point ink on Pool Party card stock.  Cut out with the Chalk Talk Framelit.  Color the edge with the Pacific Point Marker.
~Stamp your small balloons on Tempting Turquoise card stock with Pacific Point ink.  Punch out with small Balloon Punch.  Add to your words with Dimensionals.
3.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lay your large Balloon and your words layer in the position you want.  Now cut out a large Balloon with the Balloon Framelit so it is off to one side as shown.
4.  Assemble:
~Your large Balloon will use Dimensionals to attach to the card front.  The part that hangs over the Balloon cut out will need a stack of two Dimensionals so it will be flat inside of sinking into the Balloon cut out.
~Attach your word layer with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp small balloons on your envelope so the receiver will get excited just seeing the envelope!

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Birthday Pop-Up Card

This impressive and  fairly quick Pop-Up Birthday card will impress any Birthday Boy or Girl (no matter how old they are!)!  Enjoy making lots of these for your family and friends.  Just change the card base color to match the receiver’s favorite color.
Birthday Pop-Up Card: ClosedBirthday Pop-Up Card: OpenSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Whisper White
Big Shot: Party Pup-Up Thinlits #140620 (Bundle with Party with Cake stamp set  Wood #140815, Clear #140814)
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #
Adhesive:  SNAIL OR Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  SCORE and Fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card center at 4″ x 10-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 5-1/4″.
3a.  Now pull out your Big Shot.  These pieces both cut better if you use the Precision Base Plate and a flat top cutting pad.  You will notice both Thinlits have triangle-like points on the top and bottom in the center.  You are to align these up with the fold line to get the Pop-Up in the center.
~Choose which one will be flat on the front and which will be the Pop-Up on the inside of your card.
3b. Now that you have decided which Thinlit to use flat on your card front, and to Pop-Up inside your card, you can cut.  Look for a video demonstrating this on Friday, January 15, 2016.
Flat
~Take note that the sides of the Hip Hip Hooray only make a score line on the sides.  If you want it flat on the card front, just cut along the score lines on each side.
~The 3 thin lines on the sides of the Happy Birthday also have score lines at the end of the Thinlit.  If you want the Happy Birthday to lay flat, just cut off the thin lines next to the letters on each side.  You can color The candles, letters, and cake stand with Markers if you want.
~Use the Big Shot Die Brush to help you get out all the small parts quickly.  You can also run your Bone Folder between the card stock and Thinlit to help finish getting the pieces out.
~You can save the curly pieces from the Hip Hip Hooray Thinlit to glue onto the front of your card using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I didn’t think of it until I had thrown my pieces away.
Pop-Up
Place your card stock and Thinlit on your Precision Base Plate.  Line up the Triangle Points on the top and bottom of the Thinlit with the fold line on the Whisper White 4″ x 1-1/2″ card inside.  Center it on the top and bottom with the Triangle points still on the fold line.  The top point on the Happy Birthday is between two candles.  Once everything is lined up and centered the way you want it, put on the top cutting plate and run through your Big Shot.  Once through usually does it with my Big Shots.
4.  Fold the inside of your card in half.  Now push the Pop-Up in the opposite direction so it will stick out from the center when opened.  Fold your card inside flat and rub with your Bone Folder so all the folds are well creased in the direction you want them.
5a.  Now it is time to attach the card inside to the card base.  With your card inside still folded in half, put SNAIL on the side that will be attached to your card base.  DO NOT put ANY adhesive on the part you want to Pop-Up!!!!  This is also why we are using SNAIL instead of Tombow.
5b.  Put your folded card inside fold line along the card base fold line, making sure the card inside is centered along the top and bottom of the card base.  Rub to attach the SNAIL.
5c.  Now lay your card base flat.  Put your Bond Folder under the Pop-Up and attach the other half of your card inside flat to your card base.  Fold your card in half with your Pop-Up still pointing out and flatten it out well with your Bone Folder.  This will get rid of any lumps or bulges that may have formed under the adhesive.
6.  Stamp or write on the inside if desired.
7.  Attach your Flat cut out to the Front.  Attach the curly pieces too if you want.  You now have a fun Pop-Up Birthday Card!

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Grateful for You Card

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

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

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Wood Celebrate Card

This is a quick and easy All-Occasion Fall Card with fun Wood Accents.  Make some today to help with your card-giving this Fall.
Fall All Occasion cardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow
Into the Woods Designer Series Paper #139586
Big Shot:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821
Deco Labels Framelits #130102
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Accents:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Expressions Natural Elements #138395
Into the Woods Elements #139636
Adhesives:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Into the Woods patterned paper card front  at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put a strip of Fast Fuse on the back about where you want your Baker’s Twine to be.  Wrap your Gold Baker’s Twine around your patterned paper three times and attach it to the Fast Fuse.  Attach your card front to your card base with Fast Fuse.
3.  Punch out your Flower image from the Into the Woods paper.  Use the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  Cut between the flower groups if necessary to get the flower grouping you want.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Choose the size Deco Label Framelit you want and cut it out with Mossy Meadow card stock.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Layer the Circle Flower image and the Deco Label die cut.
6.  Choose your Expressions Natural Elements word that you want.  Position it and the layered Flower image in the desired positions on your card front.  Attach the Expressions word with Tombow Glue.  Then attach the Layered Flower image.  Attach one or more Into the Woods Elements with Glue Dots.
7.  You now have a nice card to give to someone special!

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Tin of Cards-Brown Wood Birthday

This is the last card from the Tin of Cards Kit.  It was made with supplies that come with the Kit plus the candle from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.
Tin of Cards Brown Wood Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Tin of Cards Project Kit #138378
Tin of Cards Photopolymer stamp set #138946, French #140064
Sprinkles of Life stamp set  #139971
Memento Black ink pad
Delightful Dijon ink pad
Calypso Coral Ink pad and Marker
Glue Dots
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the following things from your Kit:  Kraft Brown card base, Wood piece, Yellow strip, dotted window sheet.
2.  Stamp the corners of your card front with one of the corner stamps from The Tin of Cards stamp set and Memento Black ink.
3.  Attach your printed Yellow strip with Fast Fuse or Snail adhesive.
4.  Attach your Window Sheet to the inside of your card front with Glue Dots.
5.  Stamp your Wood piece with Delightful Dijon ink using the Happy Birthday sentiment and the Sprinkles of Life Candle stamp.  Also stamp a candle on the card front next to the window.  Attach the Wood piece with Dimensionals.
6.  You now have a fun Birthday card to give to someone special.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Oliver’s Dinosaur Birthday Card

I made this Dinosaur Birthday Card for my Grandson who is turning 6 today.  He loved stamping his own Dinosaur card, so I used the rest of the Dinosaurs on his card and envelope.  Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the envelope.
Dinosaur Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  No Bones About It  Photopolymer #138756
Ink combinations for Dinosaur & Bones:
Mint Macaron & Marina Mist ink
Pear Pizzazz & Mossy Meadow ink
Real Red ink for party hats
Memento Black ink
Basic Black Marker to make window bubbles
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Wild Wasabi card base
Pear Pizzazz grass
Other:  Tear & Tape adhesive #138995
Tombow Glue
Fringe Scissors #133325
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Wild Wasabi card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Stamp your first Dinosaur, the Stegosaurus, in Mint Macaron for the body and Marina Mist for the bones.
4.  Stamp your second Dinosaur, the T-Rex, in Pear Pizzazz for the body and Mossy Meadow for the bones.  Next time I will probably choose Old Olive for the bones.
5.  Stamp a Real Red party hat on both Dinosaur heads.
6.  Cut around the top of the Dinosaurs.
7.  Stamp your sentiments in Memento Black ink.  Use your Basic Black Marker to draw Word Bubbles around the sentiments.  Pay attention to which way you want the small part to point.  Cut these out with your scissors.
8.  Cut a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock for your grass.  I think mine was 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Put a strip of Tear & Tape adhesive along on of the long edges.  Use your Fringe Scissors to cut down to the Tear & Tape.
9.  Decide where you want everything.  Attach the Dinosaurs and sentiments with Tombow Glue.  Attach the Grass with the Tear & Tape.
10.  You now have a card most children will love!  (My girls liked Dinosaurs as much as my boys.  Same with my oldest granddaughter.)
11.  Stamp some dinosaurs on the envelope.  I stamped the brontosaurus in Pear Pizzazz on the front, and the Rhino looking one on the back.  I also stamped one of the sentiments on the flap.  I know he will be excited to see this envelope!

Happy Dinosaur Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Guest Stamper: Oliver

Oliver is my almost 6 year-old grandson.  Here are a couple of the projects he has made while visiting me.

The first project is his version of the Dinosaur card posted HERE.   He used the No Bones About It stamp set.  He chose the card stock colors and chose the Woodgrain embossing folder  and ran it through the Big Shot himself.  He also die cut the Ovals.  He chose the ink colors (Pumpkin Pie and Memento Black) and did stamping himself.  He glued it all together with Tombow Glue.  He is very pleased with how everything looks.
Dinosaur-No Bones About It-CardHis second project is made with the NEW Gift Bag Punch Board.  He chose Wild Wasabi card stock, the Bravo stamp set, and Memento Black ink.  The ribbon is from my retired box.  He did all the scoring himself (with me telling him where to score).  He was not strong enough to do the punching himself, but was pleased with how it turned out.  I also add the Tear & Tape Adhesive for him.
Olivers Gift BagHappy Summer Crafting with your Family!
Nendy Kerr

Happiness Always Veggie Card

The Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper is perfect for a variety of cards and invitations:  for gardeners, and for a luncheon invitation with friends.  What reason would you use this paper with all the healthy veggies and fruits?  I hope lunch time is soon!  This is also a quick and easy card to make!
Happy Farmer's Market Veggie CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  And Many More  Wood #134273, Clear #134276, French #135537
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Farmer’s Market #138448
Punches:  Word Window #119857
Washi Label #138296
Other:  Linen Thread #104199
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive

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 Farmer’s Market DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lightly wrap your Linen Thread around the DSP three times and tie a bow.  Trim bow ends.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse or Snail.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Blackberry Bliss ink.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Punch out a Blackberry Bliss Washi to go behind your sentiment.  Put half Dimensionals on the back of both punched shapes and attach them together.  Attach the sentiment layers on the card front in the desired position.
4.  If desired, cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and put on the inside of the card to write on.  OR you can write with a White Gel Pen or Chalk Marker.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Tin of Cards-White Card Base

We had my Tin of Card Class this past Wednesday.  I previously made 1 of each card following the directions.  I worked along side the others at class finishing the rest of my cards.  I tried to make them all different.  Here are the first two using the Whisper White card base and the gold striped card layer.  The only thing used not included in the Kit is a Gold Metallic Sharpie used to color the clear Epoxy Star Stickers included in the Kit.
Tin of Cards-Gold 1I have a son going to school in Germany so I chose one of the German sayings.  If anyone out there can translate the other two German sayings, please email me.  I will appreciate you greatly!  The sayings are:  Gruss zum Geburtstag, Herzlichen Glu(umlaut)ckwunsch.  Thank you!  Sorry I don’t know how to type some of the German letters.

SUPPLIES:
Tin of Cards Project Kit #138378
Tin of Cards stamp set  Photopolymer #138946
Memento Black ink
Tombow Glue
Snail Adhesive (optional)
Glue Dots (optional)
Dimensionals
Scissors
Gold Metallic Sharpie Marker
Clear Block

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the round, printed saying you want.  There are quite a few to choose from in English, German, and French.
2.  Choose your other stamp from the Stamp Set to coordinate with the saying you chose in Step 1.
3.  Remove the strips from the Gold Foil sheet.  You might need some paper snips for some of the corners.  Attach to the Whisper White card base with either Tombow Glue or Snail adhesive.
4.  Stamp your word randomly in between the Gold stripes.
5.  Cut two 10″ pieces of the Baker’s Twine from the Kit.  You can attach with either a Glue Dot or Dimensional.  I put a Glue Dot on each side of the back of the words.  Make loops with the Baker’s Twine until you are happy with it.  Repeat on the other side.  Put a Dimensional over each Glue Dot and add at least two more to the back and attach to your card front.
6.  Color the Clear Epoxy Star Stickers with the Gold Metallic Sharpie Marker.  Attach 1 large one and two small ones in the desired positions on your card.
7.  Enjoy giving them to someone special.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Dinosaur Card

I bought this Dinosaur stamp set for my grandsons to use.  Here is my first card with it.  Hope you have fun making one of your own with all the different dinosaur choices!
Dinosaur CardSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  No Bones About It   Photopolymer #138756
Inks:  Delightful Dijon
Tip Top Taupe
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Delightful Dijon
Tip Top Taupe
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821
Other:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base (choose 1 of the above card stock colors) at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Dinosaur in Delightful Dijon ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the Bones in Tip Top Taupe ink.  Stamp your sentiment close to your Dinosaur in Tip Top Taupe ink.
3.  Cut your Dinosaur out with an Oval Framelit.  Cut the next larger Framelit from Delightful Dijon card stock.  Layer the two together with Tombow Glue.
4.  Cut your Tip Top Taupe card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Glue to your card base.  Glue your Dinosaur layers to the card front.
5.  Mail to a special boy or Dinosaur lover and add some excitement to their life!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Father’s Day in Black & White

This Father’s Day card in Black and White was a hit at my Guy Card Stamp Class!  It is pretty simple to put together once everything is cut.  Since the measurements are provided here even the cutting is pretty quick.  Just choose two to four patterns of Designer Series Paper you like.  You can also use the back sides as I did if you want.
Father's Day Card in Black & WhiteSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Guy Greetings Wood #138825, Clear #138828, Photopolymer #137178
Ink:  Memento Black ink
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Smoky Slate
Basic Black
Back to Black Designer Series Paper #133700 (Retires June 2, 2015) OR try Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper after June 2, 2015.
Other:  Stampin’ Trimmer
Stamping Sponge wedge
Paper Snips OR starting June 2, 2015 Banner Triple Punch #138292 to cut the notches in your banners
SNAIL or Fast Fuse Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut all your papers and sponge any edges you want:
~Smokey Slate card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Sponge edges if desired.  I didn’t, but some at class did.
~Whisper White for sentiment:  1-1/2″ x 3″ or just a little bigger than your sentiment.
~Basic Black to go under your sentiment:  2″ x 3-1/2″ OR 1/2″ bigger each way than your sentiment piece.
~Background top layer (leaves/feathers paper):  2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Chevron “Ribbon” strip:  1/2″ x 5-1/2″
~Narrow Banner:  1″ x about 4″ to 4-1/4″.
~Wide Banner:  1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Both Banners:  Cut a notch at the end your paper snips with them layered together and the narrow banner centered over the wide banner.  Cut one end up the center about 1/2″.  Now go from the corner to the inside end of your center cut.  Repeat with the other corner to form your notched banners.  OR Order the Banner Triple Punch (after June 2, 2015) and just insert one end and punch!  Layer them together with Dimensionals on the back of both banners.
2.  Stamp your sentiment in Black ink on the Whisper White card stock.  Attach to your Basic Black with either Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesive.
3.  Attach your Background top layer and your Chevron “Ribbon” strip to your card front.  The “Ribbon” strip slightly overlaps the Background layer.
4.  Lay out your banners and your layered sentiment in the positions you want them.  Attach the Sentiment Layers first with Fast Fuse.  Attach your Banners with the Dimensionals you already attached.
5.  Pretty great card for a guy and anyone who likes Black and White.  You can also try this with other patterned papers as I did in THIS Blog Post.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

You’re My Anchor

We made this Guy Card at my last class using the Adventure Awaits Photopolymer stamp set which retires June 2nd.  We also used the Maritime Designer Series Paper which is also retiring June 2nd.  You can use this same layout with the stamps and papers of your choice.  (You are seeing my first ever PhotoShop Elements photo!)
You're My Anchor Guy CardSUPPLIES:
* = Retires June 2, 2015 or while supplies last
Stamps:
  *Adventure Awaits Photopolymer #137148
Inks:  Night of Navy
Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
*Maritime Designer Series Paper #133696
Big Shot:  Circle Framelits #130911
Punch:  *Ticket Duo #126883  Retiring June 2nd
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199
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″.
3.  Stamp your images with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock.  You will get a much better stamped image if you put your card stock on a Stampin’ Pierce Mat, then stamp with your Photopolymer stamps.  Cut out the large circle image with the coordinating Circle Framelit.  Punch out the smaller one with a coordinating punch.  Sponge the edges with Real Red ink.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both stamped and cut out image.
4.  Lay out your stamped images on your Designer Series Paper choosing the pattern you like best.  Most in my class used the other side with a Night of Navy map.  Now attach everything.
5.  You now have another Guy Card to use for one of the Guys in your life!

Happy Guy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

World’s Greatest Husband

This is one of the guy cards we made at my last class.  You can adapt it to your guy using the Guy Greetings stamp set which has several image as well as word stamps for you to choose from.  I think only one of the class cards used all the same stamps as I did.  Luckily I encourage creativity!
World's Greatest Husband Fathers Day cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Guy Greetings  Wood #138825, Clear #138828, Photopolymer #137178, French #138251, Spanish available until June 2nd #138249
Ink:  Old Olive
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Pear Pizzazz
Very Vanilla
Park Lane Designer Series Paper #133694  Retiring June 2nd.  Available while supplies last.
Punch:  Postage (Oops.  Sorry it is already gone. Choose another punch to punch the corners.)
Other:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL double-sided adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Park Lane Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Very Vanilla card stock at 3″ x 3-1/2″.  Stamp the desired words and pictures using Old Olive and Mossy Meadow inks.  Trim the corners diagonally with a punch.  Put your stamped card stock corner in the punch, making sure the triangle formed is even, then punch.  Repeat on all corners.  Put Dimensionals on the back and attach to your card front.
4.  If desired, you can stamp on your envelope flap.

Happy Guy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

College Graduation Card

My son-in-law graduated from college this past weekend!  Here is the Graduation card I made for him.  This stamp set retires June 2nd, 2015 but you can use other stamps to copy it or the Little Letters Thinlits.  The college colors are red and blue.  Use the school’s colors to make your card.
2015 Graduation CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Class of 2015  Wood # 137175  (retires June 2nd 2015)
Bravo Photopolymer #135380
Layered Letters Photopolymer Photopolymer #138692  (Available June 2nd, 2015)
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Night of Navy
Real Red
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits #132967 (retiring June 2nd, 2015)
Other:  Paper Snips
Dimensionals
SNAIL or Fast Fuse Double Sided Adhesive

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 need more instructions on making your own card bases.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Stamp your Class of 2015 in Night of Navy ink on both Real Red and Whisper White card stock.  Cut the stamped Real Red image with your Big Shot and the size of Starburst Framelit you want.
4.  Cut out the “2015” and the graduation cap stamped images from the Whisper White card stock with your Paper Snips.  I left a small white border around the edges.  Put a half Dimensional on the back of the graduation cap.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the “2015” and the Real Red Starburst die cut.  Layer them together.  Line up the tassel threads on both the white and red stamped images.  Place the cut out 2015 on top of the Real Red stamped 2015.  Put your layered Starburst on your card front.
5.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside before I mailed the card.  But I stamped the Congrats! from the Bravo stamp set and then my son-in-law’s name under that.  I needed the card in landscape format so the Congrats and his name would fit across the inside of the card.  I messed up the first time, so I stamped the second time on Whisper White card stock.  I also laid the stamps Photopolymer side up on the table, then inked up the stamps.  I then laid the Whisper White card stock on top of the stamps and used another clear block to rub the inked stamps.  Make sure you gently peel up one corner at a time while holding the rest of the card stock in place to make sure all the letters are all the way stamped on your card stock.  Trim your card stock to center the stamps if needed.  Attach to the inside.  There was just enough room left at the bottom to sign our names.
6.  I also used the Gift Card Thinlit to make an insert and included some cash so they can go out to dinner or on a date to celebrate his graduation.  Watch the Gift Card Video if you want help making it.  I just used SNAIL to hold the three lower flaps together and left the top flap unattached.

Happy Graduation Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

I {HEART} You Son

This is one of the cards we made at my Guy Cards Stamp Class.  I have three sons, two who are fathers and make cards for all of them plus my two son-in-laws for Father’s Day.  Using the Little Letters Thinlits you can put any word or name you want in place of the word son.  Everyone at class either cut out the word “dad” or a name instead of the word son.  The Guy Greetings stamp set is one of the few that comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount, AND Photopolymer!
I {Heart} You Son

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Guy Greetings  Wood #138825, Clear #138828, Photopolymer #137178
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Night of Navy
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Little Letters Thinlits Dies #133730
Label Card Thinlits Die #133479  (I Heart you – Retiring June 2, 2015)
Magnetic Platform OR Multipurpose Platform with both tabs closed.
Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Pack #133787
Other:  Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199 if using Photopolymer stamps
Parchment Paper or Wax Paper from your grocery store
Post-it-Notes or sticky notes.  We used a Label one that is all sticky except about 1/4″ at the end.
Tombow Glue
Dimensional

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy background layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Marina Mist card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  This is the layer your cut your letters from.  Lay everything out on your Magnetic Platform with a bottom cutting plate.  We did use Post-it-Notes to hold the card from to the cutting plate, and also to hold the Parchment paper in place.  Now place your Thinlits in the position you want, using Post-it-Notes to hold them in place if you need to.  There is only one of each letter so if you need more than one of a letter you will have to position and cut more than one run through your Big Shot.  You can save the center parts of the letters if you want to glue them in.  Some liked the look without the letter center parts.
4.  Use the stamp of your choice to decorate around the cut out areas if desired.  I used the Guy Greetings hats stamp since one of my sons and his son both enjoy wearing hats.  There are a variety of Guy things in this stamp set to choose from.  When you are finished with the cutting out and decorating you can glue the card front to the card base.  Make sure and use only small amounts of glue especially on the super tiny parts between letters.
5. If you used the I {HEART} You Thinlit, punch a small heart from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack out of Cherry Cobbler card stock and attach with a Dimensional inside the Heart space.
6.  You now have a great guy card for whatever occasion you choose.

Happy Guy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr