Newborn King Christmas Card

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Color your stamp with the Garden Green (Tree Tops), Baked Brown Sugar (Stable, tree trunks), Lost Lagoon (Mary & Joseph), and Hello Honey Markers (baby Jesus, stars).  Remember to open your mouth and huff on the colored stamp a couple of times to remoisten the ink, then stamp on Whisper White card stock.
4.  Take you stamped image and cut out with your Big Shot and the desired Oval Framelit.  Stamp “Christmas” at the top of the Oval with Real Red Ink.  Cut a piece of Garden Green card stock with the next larger Oval Framelit.  Layer them together with Dimensionals and attach to the card with Dimensionals.
5.  Add Basic Rhinestones over the stars and the dotted “I” if desired.
6.  Admire before sending it to someone.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Fun Frames Card in Pacific Point

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  Drag the edges along your Pacific Point ink pad.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Get a piece of Whisper White card stock to use for your Fun Frame.  Sponge the side of the embossing folder where the dots sink in making sure to cover the raised area.  (Watch this Video for more details.) You can leave some white inside the frame if desired.  Put your card stock on the side you did not sponge and gently close the embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot.  Remove the embossed card stock.  Clean your folder with either running water, Stampin’ Mist, or a baby wipe.  Dry with a paper towel.  Fussy cut around your Fun Frame.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Attach Rhinestones as desired.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Leafy Birthday Card

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut out your Pumpkin Pie Leaf using the Autumn Accents die and your Big Shot.  Color the edge with your Cajun Craze Marker.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Cajun Craze ink.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Color the edges with your Cajun Craze Marker.
5.  Choose two Wooden Leaves.  Color them with your Tangerine Tango Marker.
6.  Lay out all your pieces in the desired positions.  Attach the card stock leaf with SNAIL or Fast Fuse.  Attach sentiment with Dimensionals.  Attach wood leaves with Glue Dots.
7.  Admire your fun Fall card.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Sunflower with Burlap Card Video

Make a cute Punch Art Sunflower and embellish it with this Burlap Ribbon technique.

Video: 8 minutes 42 seconds

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip card base
Soft Suede flower center
Daffodil Delight sunflower petals (14)
Big Shot:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
Large Triangle #133375
Other:  Burlap Ribbon #132140
Very Vintage Button #129327
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

TIPS:
1.  Attach the Burlap Ribbon embellishment to you card with Tombow Glue on the 1/4″ edges of the ribbon.  Trim off excess ribbon.
2.  Thread the button with one of the ribbon strands you removed.  Attach the Button with Glue Dots.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Blended Blooms Card in Pink

The Blended Bloom stamp is such a versatile stamp.  This is a quick and easy way to slightly dress it up.  Have fun making your own version.
Blended Bloom in Pink

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Blended Bloom w#135906  c# not available
Good Greetings (Hostess stamp set available until October 31, 2014 with qualifying order or party)
Ink:  StayzOn Black ink
Melon Mambo Marker
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #133737
Punch:  7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch
Other:  Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Paper Trimmer

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your Blended Bloom with the Black StazOn on Pink Pirouette.  When you color the flower center just make lots of lines like you do when making and asterisk.  Draw 1-2 lines in each of the folded parts of your flower petals.  Trim close to the the stamped image with your Paper Trimmer to form a square.  Cut your Melon Mambo layer 1/2″ larger than your Flower square along both the height and width.  Layer the two squares together with Dimensionals.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on a 7/8″ strip of Pink Pirouette.  Use the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch on the ends of your sentiment strip.  Use your Melon Mambo Marker to color the edges.  Attach your sentiment with Dimensionals.
5.  Admire your beautiful Blended Bloom card.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Ho Ho Ho Santa Christmas Card

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

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

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

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Owl Bookmark Card

This Owl Bookmark card will be the perfect card to include when giving a book as a gift.  We made this Owl Bookmark card at my class in August.  I have LOTS of readers in my family, so bookmarks come in handy.  You could also put a Gift Card in the Pocket on the front.
Owl Bookmark Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  And Many More w#134273  c#134276
For All Things w#135152  c#135155  French #136985  MDS#138114
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding
Garden Green
StazOn Black
Tangerine Tango Marker for beak and feet
Garden Green Marker for vest buttons
Card Stock: Lost Lagoon
Pistachio Pudding
Whisper White
Baked Brown Sugar
All Abloom Designer Series Paper #133703
Big Shot:  Envelope Liner Framelits #132172
Punches:  Owl #118074
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle
1″ Circle
Scallop Tag Topper
Word Window
Corner Rounder  #135346
Other:  Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine
SNAIL Adhesive OR Fast Fuse Adhesive OR Tombow Glue
Googly Eyes (Optional)
Dimensionals.
Post It-Note/sticky note

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Lost Lagoon card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Bookmark at 2″ x 4″ to 4-1/2″.  Punch with Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
3.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.  Round the corners and attach to your Bookmark base.
4.  Punch:
~Baked Brown Sugar Owl
~Pistachio Pudding vest and 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle
~1″ Whisper White Circle
~Stamp Sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Black ink.  Punch out with Word Window Punch leaving about 3/8″ on each side of the phrase.  Punch the first side as normal.  Attach the punched sentiment to the sticky part of the note and insert back into the Word Window Punch and punch the second side leaving about 3/8″ from end.
5.  Attach Scallop Circle and 1″ Circle to Bookmark.
6.  Owl.  Color the Owl’s fee with your Tangerine Tango Marker.  Glue on Vest.  Draw Buttons with Garden Green Marker.  Draw on a Tangerine Tango triangle for a beak.  You can punch out the eyes with your Owl Punch or use Googly Eyes and attach them to your Owl.  Attach sentiment now also.
7.  Cut three 6″ pieces of Thick Baker’s Twine and attach to the Ribbon hole of your Bookmark.
8.  Randomly stamp the leaves in Pistachio Pudding on your card base.
9.  Cut your Whisper White Envelope Liner out with your Big Shot.  Color the edges with your Garden Green Marker.  Randomly stamps Pistachio Pudding Leaves on your Envelope Liner Pocker.  Also stamp the banner in Pistachio Pudding the the sentiment in Garden Green ink on the folded over flap.  Attach the flap to the pocket with Dimensionals.  Put adhesive ont the sides and bottom of your pocket and attach it to your card front.
10.  So wrap up your book and include this card for one of your favorite readers.

 

 

Punch Art Hercule Poirot Card

I received this card as a swap at Convention.  It was made by Kathleen Brandt and I copied it since it made me smile.  We made it in my August Stamp Class.  It does remind me of  Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christy’s books.  It is a pretty easy card to make and perfect to give to an Agatha Christy book fan.
Hercule Poirot card

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Basic Black
Whisper White
Soft Sky
Basic Gray
Big Shot:  Mustache Framelit #133741
Punches:  1″ Circle #119868
1-3/8″ Circle #119860
2-1/2″ ” Circle #120906
Word Window #119857
Other:  Paper Trimmer #126889
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sky card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Basic Gray layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Soft Sky layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
4.  Cut your Whisper White at 3/4″ x 2″.  Cut down about halfway at the 1″ mark so you can fold down the “shirt collar”.  Set aside.
5.  Now for the Monocle (single eye glass piece.  Punch the 1″  Circle from Basic Black card stock.  Now use the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch to punch around the 1″ hole.  Set aside.
6.  Punch out a 2-1/2″ Circle from Basic Black card stock.
7.  Cut a 3/8″ x about 3-1/2″ Basic Black.  Lay your Work Window Punch up-side down so the punch hole is showing.  Stick one end of your Basic Black strip into one end of the Word Window Punch so you can round the end of your “Hat Brim”.  Repeat with the other end so your strip is about 3″ long.
8.  Now to assemble the hat.  Decide the placement of the “Hat Brim” on the 2-1/2″ Circle.  Glue in place.  Trim off excess below the Brim.
9.  Now that you have made all the pieces, lay them in the desired positions on your card front.  Glue on.
10.  Now you have a card to give someone who loves mysteries!

Happy Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Autumn Accents Leaf Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

MDS Halloween Card Video

Make a cute Halloween Card to email your family and friends.  It is quick and easy!

Video is 7 minutes long.

SOFTWARE (or other graphics program):
My Digital Studio (MDS)  Software with 30 Day Free Trial option  (Booster Pack has LOTS of additional graphics to use.)
DIGITAL DOWNLOADS:
Cast A Spell Designer Series Paper #118114  $4.95
Scaredy Cat Stamp Brush Set  #123143  $3.95

Happy Halloween Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Amazing Birthday Cards for Men

Both my DH and son have birthdays this month.  This year they are getting similar cards.
Amazing Men's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing Birthday w#134225  c#134228
Petite Pairs w#128706  c#122497
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Mossy Meadow or Old Olive
Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper #135820
Punch:  Small Oval #120908  (Optional)
Large Oval #119855
Other:  Fast Fuse Adhesive
Dimensionals
Scissors AND Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mossy Meadow OR Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base with Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Stamp your Amazing Birthday stamp on Whisper White card stock – once in Mossy Meadow ink, and once in Cajun Craze ink.  (Make sure to clean stamp well after each color of ink.)  Stamp Happy Birthday Wishes in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White card stock.
4.  Cut out the Mossy Meadow image leaving a 1/8″ or so border around the whole image.  Cut out the Today and the Amazing images.  Punch out the Happy Birthday Wishes with the Large Oval Punch If desired you can cut out or punch (with the Small Oval Punch) the word Make.  Put Dimensionals on the back of all cut images.
5.  Layer the cut out images on top of the whole image as desired.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.
6.  If desired, attach a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside of your card so you can more easily see the writing.
7.  You now have a great card for a man or anyone who likes geometric shapes!

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Stippled Roses and Striped Scallop Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Wonderous Wreath Card Video

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

Video is 10 minutes

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Thanks Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Washi Tape Thank You Card Video

Make a cute and quick card using Washi Tape and the stamp of your choice.  I used the Watercolor Thank You stamp.  Just remember to rub your Bone Folder over the Washi Tape to help it stay firmly attached to your card.  I forgot this step on the video.

Video is 5 minutes and 20 seconds

SUPPLIES:
Stamp:  Watercolor Thank You  w#135377  clear-not available
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Washi Tape:  Sweet Sadie #133690

TIPS:
1.  Use grid paper underneath your project to help you keep your Washi Tape even.  Tape to the grid paper while you are applying the Washi Tape.
2.  Use your Bone Folder and rub firmly on all the Washi Tape, especially at the ends, to keep it attached to your card.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Cheer & Filigree Frame Christmas Card

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

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

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Wondererous Fall Wreath Card

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

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

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

Happy Fall Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Bootiful Occasions Cowgirl Boot

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

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

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

Happy Cowgirl Days!
Nendy Kerr

Project Life Everyday Adventure Card

Project Life Cards aren’t just for Memory Keeping.  They also can add a focal point or bring interest to your cards.  The “Printed Arrows” are a card from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection.  These coordinate with the Arrows embossing folder and the What’s Up Arrow Punch.  Enjoy using these cards and accessory packs for both card making and memory-keeping!
Project Life Arrows Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection #135298
Stamps:
 Project Life Holiday Cheer #135188 (Available August 28th with the 2014 Holiday Catalog)
Sassy Salutations w#132070  c#126707
Honeycomb Hello  w#134075  c#134078
Ink:  StazOn Black
Tangelo Twist ink & marker
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Whisper White scrap
Big Shot:  Folder Arrows embossing folder #132187
Punch:  What’s Up #133781
Other:  Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more details.
2.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with your Arrows embossing Folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Choose your card from the Everyday Adventure card collection.  Stamp Happy Birthday or another sentiment on the bottom half with StazOn Black ink.  Attach to your card front with Tombow Glue.
4.  Usually I say “Stamp First, then Punch.”  This time I punched first then stamped.  Punch out one Whisper White and one Tangerine Tango Arrow.  Stamp the Whisper White arrow with Tangelo Twist ink and the Holiday Cheer sentiment.  Stamp the Tangerine Tango arrow with StazOn Black ink and the Honeycomb Hello stamp.  Attach both Arrows to your card front.
5.  A fun card in about 5 minutes.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Blue & Silver Anniversary Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr