Sliding Valentines Video

I was watching a video (which I cannot find now)  and dreamed about making a Pirate that moved for my grandsons Valentines Day cards.  It worked!  I also decided to make a sliding Heart Valentine for my granddaughters.  Hope you enjoy making these.  If it is after Valentine’s Day you can choose any stamp you can cut out (punch out, die cut, or use scissors) to make it slide.
Sliding Valentine cardsThe video is just over 20 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Valentine  wood #137135, clear #138570
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Early Espresso
Markers:  Real Red-hat, outside of coat
Cherry Cobbler-coat cuffs, lapels, and inside
Smoky Slate-eye patch, boot tops
Pacific Point-kerchief, shirt
Basic Black-belt, boots
Hello Honey-buckles, Treasure Chest lock
Wild Wasabi-bird
Tangerine Tango-bird beak
Chocolate Chip-Treasure Chest
Baked Brown Sugar-Treasure Chest
Daffodil Delight-treasure
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Happy Heart embossing folder
Punch:  Hexagon
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small heart)
Other:  Paper Trimmer
Scissors
Tombow Glue
Sticky Strip
Dimensionals
Stapler
Ribbon

CARD STOCK MEASUREMENTS:
Card Base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Card front:  4″ x 5-1/2″  (OR 3-3/4″ x 5-“)
Whisper White insert:  3-3/4″ x 5″
Strip:  1/2″ x about 4″
Ribbon:  about 2-1/2″ or 3”

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

You + Me=Be Mine

We made this You Plus Me Valentine card at a women’s meeting at Church.  The ladies (and a couple of daughters) had a lot of fun.  Most of their cards turned out a little differently than mine, but they had fun and the cards were cute.  I should have remembered to take a picture of some of their cards.
You Plus Me Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  You Plus Me  wood #137133  clear #138594
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Big Shot:  Top Note Bigz Die #113463
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle Punch #120906
1-3/4″ Circle Punch #119850
Extra Large Oval Punch #119859
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small Heart) #133787
Adhesive:  Tombow

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 a piece of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler out with your Big Shot and the Top Note Die.  Now run your Top Note die cut through the Big Shot with the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Attach your embossed die cut to your card base.  You can use either Tombow or Dimensionals.
3.  Stamp your desired images on Whisper White card stock with Real Red ink.  Punch out the You + Me with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  Punch out the Be Mine with the Large Oval Punch.  Also punch out a Whisper White  2-1/2″ Circle.  Punch out a little Heart from the Silver Glimmer Paper.
4.  Lay all pieces on your card front in the desired positions.  Attach with either Tombow Glue or Dimensionals.
5.  Some variations I saw:  stamp some of the hearts around the “Be Mine” so there is not a lot of white showing, same idea for the large white circle.  Add more Glimmer Hearts.  Have fun with this stamp set and card!

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Man’s Valentine Card-Wood You Be Mine?

My friend, Karan, came over for a Paper Pumpkin Party and we worked on getting caught up making our Kits from the last couple of months.  She was looking through the Occasions catalog and saw the Wood You Be Mine? Stamp set and loved the sample card so she made one and said I could put it on my blog.  I will be making one for my son and perhaps a son-in-law for Valentine’s Day.  I had better hurry since my son lives in Germany!Wood You Be Mine? Man's Valentine card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wood You Be Mine? Photopolymer #137134
Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad
Old Olive
Wild Wasabi
Cherry Cobbler (she would use Real Red next time)
Markers for beard, eyebrows, cap, skin, jeans, belt, boots, axe
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack #137780
Other:  Gold Button #133763
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine
Beach House Washi Tape #133689
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dots

Sorry I don’t have any measurements or specific instructions as she made this card while I was working on my projects and we were having fun talking. 🙂  Stamp on Whisper White card stock with the Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Trim after stamping and coloring are finished to the size you want.  Cut the DSP to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to Whisper White or other color card base.  Add your stamped layer.  Add your Washi Tape.  Tie a bow or knot with Baker’s Twine in your Gold Button and trim the ends.  Attach to card with Glue Dots.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

MDS Thinking of You Card

It is raining here today.  So here are a couple of umbrellas to protect you from the weather.  I used a couple of My Digital Studio (MDS) Designer Kits.
MDS Rainy Day Thinking of You card

SUPPLIES:
MDS Software choices including FREE 30-day Trial  The MDS Disc Software, MDS Digital Download, and the MDS FREE Trial Digital Download all have the same content.  The MDS Express Booster Pack has LOTS of additional digital content and is well worth the price!
Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper  #130670   $4.95
Sunshine & Sprinkles Ensemble  #130668  $14.95
Celebrate Any Day Designer Kit #127757  $9.95

Drop Shadows:
Rain Paper (photo):  75% Opacity, Medium Blur
Umbrellas (Embellishments): 73% Opacity, Medium Blur
Thinking of You (stamp):  35% Opacity, Blur – 5

Happy Digital Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Painted Petals Card

I just LOVE these Painted Petals flowers and decided to use softer colors in this card since I wanted to use the Painted Cotton Trim.  Enjoy using these Two-Step stamps to make a card filled with flowers.  Change the colors to fit your mood!
Painted Petals Two Step Stamping card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Petals  wood #138819  clear #138822  Photopolymer #137146
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Coastal Cabana
Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blushing Bride
Other:  Painted Blooms Cotton Twine #137873
Fast Fuse Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video if you need help with making a basic card base.
2.  Cut your Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your Painted Petals Stems in Wild Wasabi ink trying to make them slightly different in height.  Stamp the first stems in the center, then on each side.  I stamped 5 stems.  Use a Wild Wasabi Marker, if necessary, to add length to the bottom of your stems.
4.  Choose which Painted Petals flower stamps you will use.  I stamped the far left, center, and far right stems with the same flowers and similar colors with the darkest in the center.  I stamped the other two stems with the same flowers in the contrasting Blushing Bride ink.  If you are using either wood or clear mount stamps, use a Stamp-a-ma-jig  (video HERE) to help you place your flowers where you want them.
5.  Choose one of the colors of Painted Blooms Cotton Twine to tie a bow about 1″ from the lower edge.
6.  Attach your Whisper White card front to card base with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
7.  You now have a card you can use for any occasion or reason to brighten someone’s day!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

So Happy Together Anniversary Card

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

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

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

Happy Anniversary Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Chalk Birthday Card

Do you love the Chalkboard look?  This card uses the new Chalkboard Paper and the Yellow Citrus Chalk ink pad.  Enjoy making your own “Chalkboard” card.
Chalkboard Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News  wood #134015  clear #134018
Ink:  Yellow Citrus Chalk #138093
Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Chalkboard Paper #137786
Bermuda Bay
Daffodil Delight
Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper #137783
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
 Cut your Daffodil Delight 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″.  Sponge around the edges with Bermuda Bay ink if desired.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Bermuda Bay layer at  3″ x 3-1/4″.  Sponge around edges with Bermuda Bay ink if desired.
4.  Cut your Daffodil Delight layer at 2-3/4″ x 3″.
5.  Cut your Chalkboard Paper at  2-1/2″ x 2-3/4″.  Stamp “It’s Your Birthday!” using the Yellow Citrus Chalk Ink.  Let dry while you attach Dimensionals to the back ot the layers in Steps 3 and 4.  Attach these two layers together.  Now add Dimensionals to the back of your Chalkboard paper and attach to the other layers.  Place in the desired position on your card front.
6.  You now have a quick & trendy birthday card to give to someone special.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Lillian’s Birthday Card

This card was made for my granddaughter’s birthday.  Since she is just turning one year old, I made it Postcard style and enclosed it in a Clear Envelope so she can hold and play with it and not damage it too much.  You can make it into a regular card and use for any age.
Big Day Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
 Big Day (Sale-a-bration 2015) Wood# 139109  Clear# 139112  (FREE with $50 purchase before tax & Shipping)
Markers & ink Pads:  Bermuda Bay
Strawberry Slush
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Strawberry Slush
Washi Tape:  Beach House #133689

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Pink Pirouette Postcard Base at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  OR cut a regular card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Color the “Celebrate your BIG DAY with Cake” stamp using the Bermuda Bay and Strawberry Slush Markers.  Stamp just below the center.  I will be making a video on this technique soon.
3.  Stamp the “Happy Birthday” and the Cake with Bermuda Bay.  Stamp the Candle with Strawberry Slush.
4.  Add the Pink Strawberry Slush Washi Tape (although I think they say it is Real Red) to the sides of the card.  Then add the Coastal Cabana Washi Tape to the top and bottom edges.  Leave some of the card stock showing along all the outside edges.  Rub the Washi Tape firmly with a Bone Folder so it will stay stuck to the card.
5.  Add a quick Birthday note to the inside and give it to the Birthday Girl.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Valentine Pirate Card for Boys

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

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

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

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

January Stamp Class Projects

I held my Monthly Stamp Class yesterday.  We had fun making these cards and decorating the Tiny Treat Boxes.
Stamp Class projects

The Instructions for the Pirate card and the Tiny Treat Boxes will be my next two posts.

The Instructions for making the card with the Three Hearts and the card with the Flowers are on the FREE Site for My Newsletter Subscribers.  Sign up for my Newsletter on the right side bar or HERE.  You will receive an email with a registration link so you will have access to all the Newsletter Projects for several years.

Happy Stamping and Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Another Awesome Birthday Card

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

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

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Man’s Birthday Card

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

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

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Computer Problems

Hi Everyone!
My computer is having major issues.  My DH is looking at it tonight to figure out what is going on.  The Newsletter Projects will hopefully get posted later this week.  If you subscribe to my Newsletter it will also be late as I try to get my computer working back to normal again.  I will send out the email when things are posted.

Thanks for subscribing and looking at my blog!  Sorry for the delays.
Nendy Kerr

Mom’s Birthday Card

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

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

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Man’s Plaid Birthday Card

Both my oldest son and a son-in-law have birthdays this week.  Here is the card for my son-in-law that LOVES plaid.  He said it was a “very elegant plaid card” and was impressed with the embossed words.
Man's Plaid Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News wood #134015  c#134018 (sorry, I am not able to make the links tonight.)
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Early Expresso
Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack #137780 (Available January 6, 2015)
Other:  White Embossing Powder #109132
Heat Tool #129053
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your plaid Designer Series Paper at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Yes, this is a slightly different measurement than I usually use.  I was in the mood for a little change.
3.  Stamp using VersaMark.  You can stamp both stamps, add embossing powder to each, then melt the embossing powder with your Heat Tool.
4.  Attach your embossed plaid layer to your card base.
5.  Wahoo!  Your guy card is finished already!  I know he will like it because it is plaid.  After all, we do make cards to make others happy and we enjoy the process of making the cards.  A Win-Win for everyone!

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I hope you are enjoying spending time with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Here is a card made with My Digital Studio.
MDS Merry Christmas!  Below is a tree my grandson and I made together last Sunday.  We made the tree base from card stock by tracing around my largest dinner plate and turning it into the cone shape.  He chose the Nordic Noel paper because it had tree parts and pine cones on it.  He LOVES Pine Cones!
Paper Christmas Tree

The basic tree directions are on a site for My Newsletter Subscribers.  Get the basic tree directions when you sign up for my Newsletter and then register for the Exclusive FREE site.  You will receive three Exclusive projects each month.

Merry Christmas!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Nordic Christmas!

I love the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper which is perfect for Christmas Cards.  You can use the paper of your choice and have a card just as nice and use it for any occasion.
Nordic Merry Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Bliss Photopolymer #138897
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Whisper White
Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper #135822
Big Shot:  Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
Other:  Nordic Designer Buttons #135836
Linen Thread
Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon #135839
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Double-sided Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more instructions.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Place your Ribbon about 1″ from the bottom edge.  Attach about 1/2″ on the back of your DSP with SNAIL or Glue Dots, then wrap around the front of the DSP and attach the other end on the back of the DSP.  Attach this card layer to your card base.
3.  Stamp “Merry Christmas” in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Cut a piece of Garden Green card stock at 1-11/16″ x 4-1/2″.  Use the Chalk Talk Framelit of the same width to cut the ends.  (I think it is the 2nd largest width-wise.)  Watch the Big Shot Basics Video 1 starting at 5:43 to see how this is done.  Using a Magnetic Frame makes it even easier.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  Add your Merry Christmas to the front.
5.  Tie some Linen Thread through the button holes and tie one knot.  Attach your Buttons to the Garden Green Chalk Talk label with 2 Glue Dots on the back of each button.
6.  Your Christmas Card is finished.

Variations:  This card design can be used for any occasion.  Change the papers, stamps, and embellishments to fit the occasion you need a card for.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr