Floral Frames Baker’s Twine Card

This String-Art card uses the Sale-a-bration In Color Baker’s Twine available only until March 31st.  You can also use any thick or regular Baker’s Twine with any shaped “Frame”.
Floral Frames Baker's Twine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamp:  Hello Life  Photopolymenr #137136
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
Tangelo Twist
Big Shot:  Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Other:  Sale-a-bration In Color Accessory Pack #138637
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Use a piece of Hello Honey card stock for your Flower Frame that is at least 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ square.  I just used a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece.  Choose the second and third largest Floral Framelits.  Use the Big Shot sandwich:  Magnetic Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), a cutting plate, your Hello Honey card stock, line up BOTH Framelits in the position you want them trying to make the space in between them even, then your top cutting plate.  Run through your Big Shot.  You will only need the “Frame” and can save the center flower for another project.
3.  Decide which side of your Frame will be the front side.  Put Glue Dots on the back at each point all the way around your flower.  You can tell what I considered as the points because that is where the Baker’s Twine comes out.  Place the end of your Baker’s Twine on one of the Glue Dots and press it into the Glue Dot so it will stay put.  Stretch the Baker’s Twine across to the point exactly opposite attaching to the Glue Dot and pressing it in.  Now cut your Baker’s Twine.  Move to the next Glue Dot and repeat until you have used all the Glue Dots.  Now put a whole Dimensional on the wider parts over the Glue Dots and a half Dimensional over the narrower parts over the Glue Dots.  Attach your Flower Frame to your card front.
4.  Tie a couple of bows with a different color of Baker’s Twine in the center of your string art.
5.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Lotus Blossom card

This card uses the Sale-a-bration Lotus Blossom stamp set which is only available until March 31, 2015.  It is a single layer of card stock which is unusual for me.  But I do occasionally like this kind of card.
Lotus Blossom Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Lotus Blossom Photopolymer #139143
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Blackberry Bliss
Garden Green
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Look at the three flower stamps and notice the tabs with numbers.  These tabs tell you what order to stamp the images in and also help you align the stamped images when you have the numbered tab pointing in the same direction.  My tabs all pointed to the upper right corner.
3.  Now we can stamp.  Use Flower Stamp 1 and Blackberry Bliss ink.  Stamp in the desired position on your card front.  Next use Flower Stamp 2 with Rich Razzleberry ink and line it up with your first stamped image.  Last, use Flower Stamp 3 with Rich Razzleberry ink but first stamp on a scratch paper then on your project lining the image up with the previously stamped images.  Wow!  What a great looking flower!
4.  Now stamp the solid stem using Wild Wasabi ink.  If necessary you can bend the tip of the stamp a little more so it fits nicely into the bottom of your flower.  Now stamp the speckly stem with Garden Green ink, bending the stamp a little if necessary.
5.  Stamp your sentiment with Blackberry Bliss ink.  Also stamp your speckly stem at the top and bottom of the card front with Blackberry Bliss ink.
6.  You now have a beautiful card to give someone to let them know you are thinking of them.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Weekly Deals for March 24-30, 2015

The Weekly Deals this week have some of my favorite things:  Gold Fancy Designer Vellum (Mine should arrive today!), Fringe Scissors, Artisan Label Punch and coordinating Label Love stamp set, the Petite Petals Punch, Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine, and Epic Day Washi Tape.  Have fun playing with all these fun toys!  This is also the last week you can save money on the Weekly Deals AND earn a Sale-a-bration item!
Weekly Deals March 24-30, 2015

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Printed Vellum Thank You Card

This Thank You card uses two Sale-a-bration products-Printed Vellum and the “For Being You” stamp set.  This is a quick and easy card to make.  There is only a week left (until March 31, 2015)  to earn Sale-a-bration products with your Stampin’ Up! orders.
Printed Vellum Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For Being You  Wood #139117, Clear #139120
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack (6″ x 6″) #138639
Other:  Glue Dots

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 Sheer Perfection Vellum at 1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card front about 1/4″ from the fold using Glue Dots in the corners.
3.  Stamp your sentiments in Tangleo Twist ink.
4.  Wasn’t that a quick and easy card!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Stars & Hearts Anniversary Card

My daughter’s and son-in-law’s anniversary was on St. Patrick’s Day and this is the card I made for them.  Most of it is quick and easy except for the Heart drying time.  Enjoy tweaking this one for someone special.  You could use any punched or die cut shape instead of the hearts.
Hearts & Stars Anniversary Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood #128748, Clear #127802
Hello Life  Photopolymer #137136
Ink:  Black StazOn
Metallic Silver #132142
Daffodil Delight Marker
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper  #135315
Big Shot:  Lucky Stars Embossing Folder  #135817
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Punches:  Sweetheart  #133786
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787 (small Star)
Other:  Crystal Effects  #101055
Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853
Tombow Glue

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 Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp your sentiment in Silver ink.  Let dry for a few seconds.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.
3.  Punch your Hearts from the Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Lay on the card front in the position you want.  Now punch your small stars from Daffodil Delight card stock.  Put a dot of Tombow Glue on an embossed Night of Navy Star and glue your punched star on top of an embossed star.  Do this until you have as many stars as you want above your hearts.
4.  Now lay your sparkly Hearts on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Cover each Heart with Crystal Effects.  Let dry for 4-5 hours or overnight.  (You can just use the Hearts without the Crystal Effects if you want.)
5.  After your Crystal Effects has dried on your Hearts, trim any overhanging Crystal Effects from around the edges of your Hearts with Paper Snips.  Glue onto your card.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Itty Bitty Banners Framelit.  Color the edges with your Daffodil Delight Marker.  Attach to Hearts with Glue Dots.
7.  If you want to add some excitement to the envelope you can use the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder on the envelope flap.  Watch this Video to show you how to do this.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Butterfly Basics Easter Card

We made this pretty Easter card at my last Stamp Class.  It has basic coloring with Markers.  Some ladies used the back side of the patterned DSP for a more vibrantly colored card.
Butterfly Basics Easter Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Butterfly Basics  Wood #138813, Clear #138816, Photopolymer #137154, MDS #138142, Libre Mariposa #138351, Simplement Papillon #138353
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood #128748, Clear #127802, MDS #125766
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Pistachio Pudding
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Crisp Cantaloupe
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper #133698
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Punches:  Word Window #119857
Modern Label #119849
Other:  Basic Pearls
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crisp Cantaloupe card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the pattern of the Designer Series Paper you want and cut it at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base with Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Stamp your flower image on Whisper White card stock with black ink.  NOTE:  Use Memento Black ink with Photopolymer stamps.  StayzOn will permanently make them black.  Color the flowers with Markers.  Due to the shading in the stamps only simple coloring is needed to make the flower look great!
4.  Choose the desired Oval Framelit to cut out your flower.  Yes, I cut off part of the stem.  Choose the next larger Oval Framelit and use it to cut your Crisp Cantaloupe mat.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Ovals and layer them together.
5.  Stamp Happy Easter in Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Punch the mat from Crisp Cantaloupe card stock using the Modern Label Punch.  Attach your sentiment with Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  I usually use three half Dimensionals on the back of the Modern Label piece.
6.  Lay out your Ovals and sentiment in the desired positions and then attach them.
7.  Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Hope you all have a fun St. Patrick’s Day!  We will be having our traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner.  It is also my daughter and son-in-law’s anniversary today!  So double celebration!  Enjoy this digital card made with My Digital Studio.  The Leprechaun and Pot of Gold are “Punch Art” with resizing for most of the punches.  I also used layers by sending things to the back or bringing them to the front so I only saw the parts I wanted to see.  It took me about 15 minutes to make which included me changing my mind a few times.  I do enjoy working with My Digital Studio!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day 2015

MY DIGITAL STUDIO (MDS) SUPPLIES:
My Digital Studio Software choices including a FREE 30-day Trial
* = Comes with My Digital Studio Software
Textured Card Stock in Garden Green (top layer) and Wild Wasabil (card base) Basic #120168,  Add-On Pack (Wild Wasabi) #125166
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Kit – Rainbow & Clouds #130668
Walk in the Park II Designer Kit – Heart for Shamrock colored Lucky Limeade  #129607
*1.25 Circle Punch resized for:
~head – Blush Blossom
~money – Daffodil Delight
~Derby hat – Gumball Green
*Scallop Circle Punch in Tangelo Twist for hair
*Word Window Punch for:
~Ears – Blush Blossom
~Brim of Derby Hat – Gumball Green
Two Step Owl Eyes #3 – Watermark/Whisper White  #122153
Two Step Owl Eyes #2 – Basic Black

*Square Punch thinned out for ribbon around hat – Basic Black
Two Step Bird Wing Punch for Mustache – Tangelo Twist  #122131
*Basic Half Circle Punch for Pot of Gold – Basic Black
Get it Done Punch 2 for top and bottom of Pot of Gold – Basic Black  #129924

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Nendy Kerr

Daffodil Delight Border & Flower Card

We made this bright yellow flower card with the decorative borders at my last Stamp Class.  Simple coloring with Markers and a few cuts to the stamped flower make it stand out.
Daffodil Delight Border Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crazy About You (center flower)  Wood #138856, Clear #138859, Photopolymer #137137, Tellement Toi #138256.  (Bundle with the stamp set and Hello You Thinlits:  Wood #139324, Clear #139325, Photopolymer #138873)
Bordering Blooms  Photopolymer #133660
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Daffodil Delight
Markers:  Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Finishing Touches Edgelits #127010
Punch:  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
Other:  Something Borrowed Embellishments #137855
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Paper Snips
Bone Folder
Parchment or Wax Paper from your grocery store

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 Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use the Finishing Touch Edgelits on the long side of the card stock leaving about 1/4″ from the edge.  When cutting the second edge just move the Edgelit to the other side of the card stock.  We did need to use Post it Notes to hold it in place even with the Magnetic Platform.
3.  Stamp your Border Flowers with Memento Black ink along both the Finishing Touches Borders you just cut.  Color the flowers, leaves and stems with Markers.
4.  Stamp your Flower with Daffodil Delight.  We needed the Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a good image with the Photopolymer stamp.  Punch out with the Scallop Punch.  Cut between every other petal down about halfway.  Now curl with your Bone Folder.  Then place in the palm of your hand and round your palm to help the petals for a nice shape.  I know this last part sounds weird, but it does help the flower look better.  Use Glue Dots to attach to the center of your card front.
5.  Use 2-3 Glue Dots on the back of the Something Borrowed embellishment and attach it to the center of your flower.
6.  You now have a bright, happy card you can use for any occasion.

Happy Flower Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Glimmer Butterfly Card

We made this Glimmer Butterfly card at my February Stamp Class.  I saw This Card with the debossed areas in the embossing folder watercolored.  It was beautiful!  However, she is much more patient than I am so I came up with this card which is pretty quick and easy.

This video is about 12.5 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Petite Petals
Ink:  Blushing Bride
VersaMark
Melon Mambo or Strawberry Slush Marker (I think)
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Pistachio Pudding
Silver Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Butterfly Thinlits #137360
Spring Flower Embossing Folder #
Punch:  Petite Petals #133322
Other:  Basic Pearls #119247
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue
Bone Folder

TIP:
Remember to put Parchment Paper on both sides of the Glimmer Paper (top and bottom) with Sparkly side up and run through your Big Shot FOUR times.

Happy Glimmer Butterfly Making!
Nendy Kerr

Irresistable Blackberry Sponged Background

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Emily’s Wedding Card

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

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

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

Happy Wedding Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Birthday Balloons Card

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

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

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

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Super Boy’s Birthday Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Sale-a-bration Birthday Card

Here is a Birthday Card made with Sale-a-bration products:  the Designer Series Paper, the Accessory Pack, and the stamp set.
Big Day Birthday Card

SUPPLY LIST:
Stamp: Big Day Wood #139091  Clear #139094  (Sale-a-bration product)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Calypso Coral
Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper #138633  (Sale-a-bration product)
Other:  Sponge wedge
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Buttons and Ribbon) #138634  (Sale-a-bration product)
Glue Dots,
Fast Fuse

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Calypso Coral card base.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Bermuda Bay ink.
3.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 2″ wide and 1-1/2″ wide and about 4″ long.  Trim a notch with paper snips on one end of each banner.  Sponge around the edges with Bermuda Bay ink.  Position and attach trimming off the excess at the top of your card.
4.  Thread the ribbon through your button holes (OR just tie a knot and attach with a Glue Dot.)  My button didn’t show up very well  on the paper so I sponged the edges.  I know, I am nuts, but I didn’t want to thread ribbon through another button.  🙂  Attach your button with several Glue Dots.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day!  I hope you have a nice day with family and friends! Here is a MDS Valentine’s Card just for you!  I appreciate you visiting my blog!  Thank you!!
Happy Valentine's Day card

MDS SUPPLY LIST:
My Digital Studio Software  30 Day Free Trial #130910 $0.00, Disc #130647 $19.95, Digital Download #130646 $19.95, MDS Express Booster Pack Digital Download #124484  $39.95  LOTS of Content!

Background is Real Red
Glimmer Kit-Red DSP 3 (Hearts)  #137342
My Cute Valentine Designer Kit – Swirls stamp in Cherry Cobbler (I think this came in the Booster Pack)
Delightful Dozen-Be My Valentine in Cherry Cobbler #127597  $7.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes-Happy Valentine’s Day in Cherry Cobbler  #125766  $7.95
Hearts Collection 1 (Heart Punch) filled with Red Glimmer Paper  #129337  $1.95

Drop Shadows
Stamps: 35% Opacity, 5-Blur
Heart Glimmer Paper: 73% Opacity, Medium Blur
Heart Punch – NO Drop Shadows because it just didn’t look good.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nendy Kerr

Top Note Valentine

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

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

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

Happy Valentine’s Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

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