Thoughtful Branches Card

The Thoughtful Branches Bundle is available ONLY from August 2-31, 2016.  This Limited-Time stamp sets and Thinlits Bundle is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.
Thoughtful Branches Tree CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer stamps (#143539) + Beautiful Branches Thinlits (#143538), Bundle #144328  (Available only August 2-31, 2016)
Ink:  Emerald Envy
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Cucumber Crush
Crumb Cake
Tools:  Fringe Scissors
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Soft Sky card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut out with your Big Shot using either Sandwich 1 or Sandwich 2:
~For more details on Big Shot Sandwiches Watch this Video.
~Leaves:  Stamp in Emerald Envy ink on Cucumber Crush card stock with the tab pointing up.  Now cut out with the coordinating Leaves Thinlit having the tab pointing the same way.  You will see leaves all around the edge when you are lining up the Thinlit with the stamped image.
~Cut the Tree with Branches out of Crumb Cake Card stock.
3.  Glue your Tree Trunk to your card base using small dots of glue behind the branches and a thin line on the larger trunk and branches.  I left about 1/4″-1/2″ from the bottom.
4.  Cut several Stampin’ Dimensionals into 4 pieces each.  Attach behind the larger Leaves die cut.  Attach to your Tree.
5.  Cut some Emerald Envy card stock at 3/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Cut with your Fringe Scissors leaving about 1/4″ at the bottom so you can attach it.  I drew a pencil line on the back to help me.  OR you can put a strip of Tear & Tape on the back lower edge and cut down to the top of the Tape.  Attach to the bottom of your card front.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Emerald Envy ink to the upper left corner.

Have fun making a variety of cards with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

Foxy Raccoon in the Forest Card

I saw a similar card made with the Foxy Friends Bundle on Patty Bennett’s blog and decided to make one for my class.  It is a fun card to make with lots of different elements.  Enjoy making one for yourself or an animal lover friend.
Foxy Friends-RaccoonSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends  Photopolymer stamps + Fox Builder Punch #142326
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Tip Top Taupe
Soft Suede
Cucumber Crush
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Dapper Denim
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Perfect Pines Framelits #139665 (Optional to cut out pine trees.  I hand cut mine.)
Other:  Paper Snips for fussy cutting
Tombow Glue or other adhesive

1.  Cut your Dapper Denim 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 Woodland Embossing Folder.  Make sure your trees are going the correct way before you emboss.  Add all the other pieces before attaching.
3.  Cut your Emerald Envy card stock at 2-1/4″ x 4″  and 3-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut your Flowered paper at 2-3/4″ x 4″.  Line up your Emerald Envy card stock pieces with the Flowered piece in between.  Cut a wavy line on the end where all 3 pieces are stacked together.  Arrange them so you like them.  I ended up flipping over my Emerald Envy pieces to get the “rolling hills” effect.  Attach the tallest Emerald Envy piece to your card front, lining it up with the bottom and both sides, with Tombow Glue.  Layer the Flowered piece next, then the short Emerald Envy.  Trim off any excess at the bottom.
4.  Now for the Stamping:
~Raccoon Body:  Smoky Slate
~Raccoon eye mask, ear tips, and tail stripes:  Tip Top Taupe
~Tree Stump:  Soft Suede
~Trees:  Cucumber Crush
Now cut out all the stamped pieces.
5.  Lay out the cut out pieces and attach with your favorite adhesives.  I just used Tombow Glue.
6.  Attach your finished card front to your card base with Tombow Glue.

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Have fun making different animals with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

Happy Birthday with Framelits

This Birthday Card for my Son-in-law uses the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits.  It is a fun little card to make and pretty quick.
Happy Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages Photopolymer #141727
Ink & Marker:  Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Calypso Coral
Dapper Denim
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your A Little Foxy patterned Paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to your card base centering so it is even around all four sides.
3.  Take the leftover piece of your patterned paper, turn it over so the opposite side shows and stamp “Birthday” in Dapper Denim ink.  Cut out with a Lots of Labels Framelit.  Cut the next larger size Framelit from Calypso Coral card stock.  Use your Marker to outline the edges of both die cuts.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Birthday layer to the Calypso Coral Layer.
4. Cut out the “Happy” Thinlit from Dapper Denim card stock using the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT cutting pad.  You might also want to put some Parchment Paper or Wax Paper from your grocery store between the Thinlit and the card stock to help you remove it more easily from the Thinlit.  Attach using small dots of Glue – either Tombow or Fine Tip.

Lots of Labels Framelits    Hello You Thinlits

Have fun using the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits to make cards for a variety of occasions.

Foxy Friend Card

I am enjoying the Foxy Friends products and made this Fox card using the Foxy Friends stamp set and the A Little Foxy  Designer Series Paper.  Have fun with all the animal variations you can make with this stamp set!  This card is perfect for animal lovers, men, and boys.
Foxy Friends Fox CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set #141549  (Bundled with the Fox Builder Punch #142326)
Ink: Cajun Craze
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″)  #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits  #138281
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose your patterned paper design and cut it at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with either Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
3.  Stamp your Fox:
~Body in Cajun Craze ink
~Eyes and Nose in Memento Black
4.  Cut your Fox out using the Lots of Label Framelit that is wide enough.  Position the Top of the Framelit close to the top of the Fox and run through your Big Shot.  Reposition the Framelit lining up the sides so the Bottom of the Framelit is in the position you want.  Run through your Big Shot.  Watch this Video to see how to shorten your cut Framelit shapes.
5.  Cut the next larger Framelit in Cajun Craze card stock.  Lay your Fox die cut on top of your Cajun Craze die cut leaving the border at the Top you want.  Reposition your Framelit on the Cajun Craze card stock so you have the same border at the bottom of your die cut.  Run through your Big Shot.
6.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Fox die cut to the Cajun Craze card stock die cut.  Move your Fox around until it is in the position you like.  Attach it to your card front.

Buy the Foxy Friends Stamp Set HERE.   Buy the Foxy Friends Bundle HERE.

Enjoy making this Foxy Friends Card for someone special.

Foxy Raccoon Card

This Raccoon Card is the first card I made when my first order from the NEW 2016-2017 Catalog arrived.  It was fun and fairly easy to make.  Have fun playing with this Foxy Friends stamp set!  This card would be great for the nature lovers and men and boys.
Foxy Raccoon-001SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamps + Fox Builder Punch  #142326
Inks:  Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip
Old Olive
Always Artichoke
Memento Black
Old Olive & Always Artichoke Markers
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6)  #141637
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Foxy Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 3-5/8″ x 4-1/4″.
4.  Stamp:
~Raccoon body in Crumb Cake
~Raccoon tail stripes in Soft Suede
~Raccoon eye patches and ears in Soft Suede
~Raccoon Face in Memento Black
~Tree stump in Chocolate Chip
~Leaf sprig in Old Olive
~Leaf Arch in Old Olive
~Tree in Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  Both my ink pads and markers need to be reinked…..  NOTE:  Before stamping the Tree punch out the images using the Fox Builder Punch.  Trim the Tail piece in about 1/8″ all around.  Center the tail piece over the stamped tail and use the head piece to cover his back legs but put it in about 1/8″.  This 1/8″ inset will make the tree stamp closer to the body so you won’t have to color in as much white space around the Raccoon tail and body.
~Use your Old Olive Marker to make little lines for grass.
5.  Attach stamped piece to card base.

Have fun making your own Raccoon or Fox card!

Paper Pumpkin Father’s Day Cards

These Father’s Day cards were made using the May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Hooray!  I now have all my Father’s Day cards made and ready to mail – EARLY!!  They will be SO Excited!!  I followed the directions for all the cards but one as I have an unmarried son.  I made all 8 cards in about 45 minutes.
Father's Day Cards made from May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Tombow Glue
Bone Folder

1.  Fold the White Laser Cut card bases on the score line.  Make sure they will open the correct way.  I had to refold mine.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on the lower edge of the center strip.  I tried to center it.
3.  Peel of the “Happy” and apply it to your card above your sentiment.  It is okay if it is over the Laser Cut shapes.  Rub with your Bone Folder so it attaches to the card front well.
4.  Attach your corrugated card stock to the inside of your card under the Laser Cut front.  You can use either the Glue Dots that come with the Kit or Tombow Glue.  I was not patient enough to use the Glue Dots so I put a thin line of Tombow around the inside edges and strip of the Laser Cut front and attached my corrugated card stock piece.  I rubbed it with my Bone Folder to make sure it was attached well.
5.  Attach at least two of the enamel stars to your card.
6.  Write your message on the inside and make some men in your life happy!  Remember to MAIL it!

1.  Follow Steps 1 and 2 above.
2.  Add a strip of Washi Tape instead of the “Happy”.
3.  Follow Steps 4-6 above to complete your card.

If you would like YOUR OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail every month, just Click HERE to Sign up for a Monthly subscription OR Click HERE for a Prepaid subscription.  All the supplies are included for the basic projects.  Sometimes I use a different adhesive.  You can also use the supplies in your own way to create different projects than are shown in the instructions.

Enjoy making your own Father’s Day cards and getting your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kits in the mail!

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

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

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
  *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

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
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.

 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

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

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

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.
~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.
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

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

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

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

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
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive

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.

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

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