Layered Watercolored Flower Card

This simple Watercolored Flower is dressed up with layers and the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Make one today in your choice of colors.
Watercolor Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh So Eclectic  Wood Mount #143937, Clear Mount #143940
Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Memento Black
Rich Razzleberry
Watercoloring:  Watercolor Pencils  #141709
Blender Pen #102845
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Garden Trellis embossing folder #143741
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your flower on Whisper White card stock with Memento Black ink.  Let dry for a few seconds.  Now color the flower with the Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil and the stem with the Old Olive Watercolor Pencil.  Blend your coloring with the Blender Pen, cleaning the tip between colors.
4.  Cut your Flower our with the desired Layering Oval Framelit.  Use the next larger Oval Framelit to cut a Sweet Sugarplum Oval.  Find a larger Scallop Oval to cut your Rich Razzleberry layer.  Attach the three Ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp your Banner with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your words inside the banner with Rich Razzleberry ink.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the coordinating Framelit.
6.  Lay your Flower and Banner in the desired places.  Attach to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You can order the supplies for this Watercolored Flower card from My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net.

Quick Floral Thank You Card

Here is a quick Floral Thank You card.  Just stamping directly on the card base.  Check the end of the post for a couple of cards my grandson made when he was over on Wednesday.
Floral Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Floral Phrases  Wood Mount #141764, Clear Mount #141767
Inks:  Memento Black
Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Lemon Lime Twist

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Lemon Lime Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp:
~Thank you in Memento Black ink diagonally in center of card.
~Flower Border stamp in Island Indigo ink next to diagonal sentiment trying to keep at the same angle and equal distances from the sentiment.
~Large Flowers in Bermuda Bay ink.

Wahoo!  A Thank You card in less than 5 minutes!  Get the supplies to make this card at My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net  Click “SHOP NOW”.

My grandson was over Wednesday and made a card he wanted posted on my blog.  His card is below.  He used the retired Gold and Silver Encore inks, the Lucky Stars embossing folder, and the You’re So Sweet stamp set.  This is the first card he has made since December.
Here is the next card he made.  This is my favorite of the two.  He used Powder Pink ink with Berry Burst and Powder Pink Markers and the Bloomin’ Heart stamp set.  The word at the top is Mama (which he calls me).  I do love the detailed outlining of the stamped images.
Alex's Heart CardThanks for looking!

Hexagon Happy Birthday Card

This Hexagon Happy Birthday Card is for my son-in-law’s birthday which is coming up!  He may even get it BEFORE his birthday!!  He is an Optical Engineer and will appreciate the dimensional look of the Hexagon embossing folder.  The “Ink on your Embossing Folder” Technique is a fun one to play with.  You can get different looks depending which side of the embossing folder you put the ink.
Hexagon Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Window Shopping   Wood Mount #142920, Clear Mount #143265
Sweet Cupcake  Photopolymer #141498
Inks:  Dapper Denim
Tranquil Tide
Card Stock:  Tranquil Tide
Dapper Denim
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder #143231
Other:  2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes  #144218
Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon  #144199
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Open your Embossing Folder.  Feel the inside.  The side without the Sizzix and Stampin’ Up! logos is more flat.  Run your Dapper Denim ink pad over this side on the inside.  Place your Tranquil Tide card stock in the folder on the clean side.  Close your folder.
~Run through your Big Shot using the following sandwich:  Big Shot Platform (Or Multipurpose Platform with Tab 1 closed), Embossing Folder with card stock inside, cutting plate.  (Yes, only use a cutting plate on the top, otherwise the sandwich is too thick to go through your Big Shot.)
~Take your card stock out.
~Clean your embossing folder under running water.  Set aside to dry.
~Glue your Embossed and colored card front to your card base.
3.  Cut a piece of Whisper White at 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″.
~Stamp in Dapper Denim ink using the words from the Window Shopping stamp set (leaving at least 1/4″ blank at the bottom for the ribbon) and the Sprinkles from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set.
~Cut your Ribbon at 3-1/4″ and glue to the bottom edge.
~Attach your Acrylic Star or other shape with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your Happy Birthday layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy making this card for a variety of occasions and in a variety of colors.  Get all the supplies you need from My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net    Click Shop NOW.

Happy Anniversary Chairs

We are celebrating an anniversay in our family so I made a card using the die cut chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits for the happy couple.
Under the Trees Outdoor Anniversary Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sheltering Tree  Photopolymer #137163
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Happy Birthday Gorgeous  Photopolymer #143662
Inks:  Garden Green
Wild Wasabi
Chocolate Chip
Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Big Shot:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Punch:  Classic Label  #141491
Other:  Watercolor Pencils  #141709
Blender Pen
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp with the Sheltering Tree stamps:
~The grass in Garden Green ink five times on the bottom edge of your card base.
~The Tree trunks & branches in Chocolate Chip ink on top of the grass hills.
~The Tree leaves in Wild Wasabi ink over the tree branches.
3.  Stamp Happy Anniversary twice in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then stamp the Classic Label Frame from Happy Birthday Gorgeous over the Happy Anniversary.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.
4.  Die cut two chairs from Whisper White card stock.  (You might want to attach the Happy Anniversary to each chair before attaching to card base.)  Attach to card base with Fine Tip Glue.

Make someone’s anniversary special by making them this fun anniversary card!  Get everything to make this card at My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net .

Flowers and Diamonds Eclectic Layers Card

This card uses the Eclectic Layers Thinlits dies.  It is pretty quick to make.  You can choose your own color combination if you want.  This card will go to my youngest daughter whose favorite color has always been Lemon Lime Twist (with a variety of color names).
Flowers and Diamonds Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Beautiful You  Wood Mount #143004, Clear Mount #143637
Ink:  Emerald Envy
Card Stock:  Lemon Lime Twist
Powder Pink
Melon Mambo
Pool Party
Tranquil Tide
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits #143774
Punch:  3/4″ Circle  #119873
Adhesives:  Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue
Fast Fust or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  #144108

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Lemon Lime Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut out everything.
~Cut out three Melon Mambo detailed flowers using both the lined flower Thinlit and the flower outline Framelit.  Yes, I used them at the same time.  If you have the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, use them for this step.
~Cut out three Powder Pink flower outline Framelits.  Attach the flowers together with Glue.
~Cut out the Diamond shape from Tranquil Tide card stock.  Fussy cut around the outside edges.  Glue to a piece of Pool Party card stock and cut around the outside in a straight line.  (I had originally thought about fussy cutting again, but didn’t)
~Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Emerald Envy Ink.  Punch out.  Add Mini Dimensionals to the back.
3.  Lay out everything where you want it on your card front.  Attach one piece at a time.  Add the sentiment last.

You can get all the supplies to make this card in My Online Store:  (Please copy and paste) https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2040075

Sorry I have not been able to fix the links yet.  Now that my family reunion is over and my company is gone I will start looking for a new theme because the updates still have not made it so I can add links.

Happy Indepence Day!

Swirly American Flag CardI hope you are all having a great day!  I am spending time with my family.

Here are the instructions for this card I made last year.  Copy and paste the link:  http://nendyscreativecorner.com/big-shot/swirly-flag-card/2016/07/04

Happy Independence Day!

Layered Creative Pen Card

This Crafting Forever card has more pieces than the other two this week.  See what the addition of some layers makes!
Crafting Paint Brushes in a Cup card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever   Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Inks:  Memento Black
Bermuda Bay
Markers for the Cup:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Emerald Envy
Markers for the Brush Handles:  Berry Burst
Powder Pink
Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Tranquil Tide
Markers for the Brush Tips:  Basic Gray (Craft Knife tip)
Soft Suede
Smoky Slate
Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Seaside Embossing Folder #141481
Other:  Glitter Enamel Dots #144200
Blender Pen #102845
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Emerald Envy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your middle Bermuda Bay layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run your Bermuda Bay Marker along the edges.  Attach to card base.
~Cut your Pool Party card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Seaside embossing folder.  Glue to your layered card base.
2.  Stamp your Brushes stamp on Whisper White card stock with Memento Black ink. 3.  Color:
~Cup.  Color the whole thing with your Pool Party Marker.  Color around the edges with the Emerald Envy Marker.  Color next to the Emerald Envy Marker with your Bermuda Bay Marker and under the cup line towards the top of the cup.  Use your Blender Pen to remove the marker lines and blend the colors a little.
~Brush Handles.  Rotate the NEW In Color Markers
~Brush Tips:  Color the Craft Knife blade with Smoky Slate.  Rotate the other markers for the brush tips.
4.  Stamp Do Something Creative Every Day in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.
5.  Cut out the Brushes in a Cup with the largest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.  Cut out the Creative words with a Square Stitiched Shapes Framelit.  Run your Bermuda Bay Marker along the outside edges of each die cut.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs.  Lay in the desired positions.  Attach.
6.  Add a Glitter Enamel Dot to each corner of the Square.  I used one of each size.

Shop at My Online Store to get all the supplies to make this card:  nendykerr.stampinup.net   Click on “Shop Now” to get to the store.

Enjoy using the Crafting Forever stamp set to make a variety of cards.

Crafting Forever Pen Card

Here is another pretty quick and easy Crafting Forever card.  It is stepped up a little from the last post with the addition of Ribbon and a Label.
Crafting Forever Pen Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Label Me Pretty stamp set + Pretty Label Punch  Wood Bundle #145304, Clear Mount Bundle #145305
Stamps:
 Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Memento Black
Tranquil Tide
Markers:  Tranquil Tide
Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Pool Party
Ribbon:  Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron #144198
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Pens in Memento Black ink directly onto your card base.  (I would recommend you start stamping at the top.)  Stamp as shown alternating the direction of the pens for each row.
3.  Choose a group of pens to color.
4.  Tie your ribbon around your card front tying a bow.  Attach your ribbon to your card with a Glue Dot or two under the knot.
5.  Choose the Label Me Pretty stamp you want and stamp in Tranquil Tide ink on Pool Party card stock.  Color the Crafting Forever and the swirl underneath with your Tranquil Tide Marker.  Stamp inside your Label.  I wish I would have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Punch out with your Pretty Label Punch.  Attach to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Shop anytime at My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net   Click on “Shop Now” to get to my store.

Have fun making this card for one of your crafting friends….. or a friend who likes to write.

Crafting Friends Card

I am really enjoying the Crafting Forever stamp set!  This week’s posts will feature three cards made using this stamp set.  This one has the stamping directly on the card base.  So get out your Markers and have some coloring fun!
Crafting Friends card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
 Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Memento Black
Markers:  Smoky Slate for the scissor blades
Choose your favorites
Card Stock:  So Saffron

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-12″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″
2.  Stamp with Memento Black ink:
~Your sentiment in the center
~Scissors at the corners
~Clothespins at the top and bottom
~Love box at the sides
3.  Color.  I did the metal scissor blades in Smoky Slate with the handles in a variety of the NEW In Colors.  I colored the Baker’s Twine on the clothespins in Tangerine Tango and Elegant Eggplant (I think).  The clothespins are colored Sahara Sand.  I used Real Red on the Love boxes.

Shop at my Online Store for all your paper crafting supplies:  nendykerr.stampinup.net  Click on “Shop Now” to get to my store.

I am so looking forward to getting my links fixed at the end of July – unless there is a theme update that fixes this.

Another quick and easy card is ready to brighten your Crafting Friend’s day!

Layered Happy Birthday

This is a quick Birthday Card and uses the NEW Happy Birthday Thinlit and your choice of patterned paper.  The one I used is retired-sorry.  But it is perfect for my daughter whose birthday is coming up soon.
Megan's birthday card

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Flirty Flamingo – Light Color
Watermelon Wonder (Retired) – Darker Color
Patterned Paper of your choice – Choose a light and a darker coordinating card stock colors.
Big Shot:  Happy Birthday Thinlit #143700
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUSTIONS:
1.  Choose your patterned paper and two coordinating colors of card stock.
2.  Cut a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of each color card stock.  Place a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of each, leaving on the backing.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Birthday Thinlit.  (You can just use Tombow or the Fine Tip Glue Pen instead of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet if you want.)
3.  Cut your card base (I used Flirty Flamingo) at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your layer at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (Watermelon Wonder).  Attach to card base.
~Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
4.  Peel the adhesive backing off the darker Happy Birthday and attach to card.  Lay the light Happy Birthday on top to determine how much to the side you want it.  Then remove the backing and gently place it, holding underneath to prevent it from sticking where you don’t want it to.  Wahoo!!!  You are done!!

Shop at My Online Store anytime to get the crafting supplies you need:  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/nendykerr/   Click “Shop Now” to go to my store.

Sorry, my theme is not letting me add links.  I will be updating my blog at the end of July and will fix it then.

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card

I decided to make a regular sized card with the June Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Yes, I used the full Paper Pumpkin card so you can write TWO messages!  My Granddaughter would think this is a really tricky card!
June 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card

SUPPLIES:
June 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Petal Burst embossing Folder  #141493
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Emerald Envy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Melon Mambo card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Glue your Card from the Kit to your Melon Mambo card front.  I did mine at an angle.
Get a Circle die cut from your Kit.  Pay attention to where the hole is punched… This will be the top of your Watermelon.  Stamp the Watermelon Rind in Emerald Envy ink twice so it goes all the way around the circle.  Stamp the half circle of your choice (I chose the one with seeds) in Melon Mambo ink so it fills the inside of your “Watermelon”.
4.  Stamp some words in Emerald Envy ink in the center.
5.  Tie a bow with the Baker’s Twine from the kit.
6.  Attach the Watermelon to your Kit card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Prepaid:  https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=102600&dbwsdemoid=2040075
Monthly Subscription:  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2040075

Still having trouble with links.  I will not be able to fix it (unless it fixes itself) before mid-to late July when I work on upgrading my site.

Enjoy being creative with YOUR OWN PAPER PUMPKIN Kit!

June Paper Pumpkin

I was finally home the day my Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived!!  I was so excited that I made it up that night!!  Here is the project when I followed the instructions.  Check Wednesday for an alternate project idea.
June Paper Pumpkin Card and Gift BagYou can get YOUR OWN Paper Pumpkin Kits in the mail!  Either way, shipping is included in the price.  You will pay tax though.  I am still having trouble putting in links.  So please copy and paste the links.
~Subscribe and receive the monthly Kit until you cancel.  You can add extra kits if you want.  You can also skip a month if you need to.  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2040075
~Prepaid subscription for either 1, 3, 6, or 12 months.  https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=102600&dbwsdemoid=2040075

Enjoy your “Happy Mail” every month with a Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Eastern Palace Note Card

Here is another quick and easy Note Card to make in less than 5 minutes!  Choose some two-sided patterned Designer Series Paper, some words to stamp, and either a punch or die-cut.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Ink:  Tranquil Tide  #144085
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes #144236
Very Vanilla card stock
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper #144147
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725  (Or use another Framelit or Punch to cut out your sentiment)
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE:  The Note Cards come with the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle, but the Eastern Medallion Thinlits do not.  Available as a Bundle May 1-31, 2017.  Available individually starting June 1, 2017.
1.
 Choose your Note Card.  Fold and crease the score line with your Bone Folder.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla (or Whisper White) Card stock.  Cut out with either a Framelit or Punch.  I used one of the Eastern Medallion large Medallions and hand trimmed it loose from the card stock.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 4-3/4″.  Trim to 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Save the cut off strip.
~Attach 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ piece to card front.
4.  Lay your sentiment and the thin strip on the card front where you like them.  Attach the Strip with Fast Fuse.  Attach the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
NOTE:  The Note Cards come with the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle, but the Eastern Medallion Thinlits do not.  Available as a Bundle May 1-31, 2017.  Available individually starting June 1, 2017.

Available May 1-31, 2017      available May 1-31, 2017

Have fun making a variety of Note Cards using Designer Series Paper.

Eastern Medallion Cut-Out Card

This quick and easy Eastern Palace Card uses the Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, and Thick Very Vanilla card stock.  Make your OWN version today!
Eastern Palace Medallion Cut-Out CardSUPPLIES:
NOTE:  These supplies are all in the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207 which is available May 1-31, 2-17.  They will be available individually on June 1, 2017.
Card Stock:
 Fresh Fig
Thick Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
NEW Big Shot Die Brush #144262 (Available June 1, 2017)
Embellishments:  Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  #144150
Adhesive”  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Fresh Fig card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Lay your card front on your Big Shot Platform with a cutting plate .
~Place a variety of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits on your card front where you want them.  Yes, some Thinlits can hang off the edge.
~Run through your Big Shot with another cuttine plate on top of your Thinlits.
~Poke out all the tiny pieces with your Big Shot Die Brush or a toothpick.
~Glue to your card base making sure and getting the corners and edges and around the edges of the cut outs.
4.  Add some Gold Vinyl Stickers where you want.  I placed two inside the large Medallion cut out and one small sticker inside the medium Medallion cut out.  I also place two small stickers on the card front.

Make this quick and easy Medallion Cut-Out card in a variety of colors.  You can also stamp instead of using stickers.

Available May 1-31, 2017     available May 1-31, 2017

Eastern Palace Gold & Purple Sticker Card

This Elegant Gold & Purple card uses Fresh Fig card stock for the purple and the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers for the Gold.  Top it off with a greeting on Whisper White card stock.  You have a finished card in less than FIVE minutes!
Eastern Palace Purple and Gold Vinyl Sticker CardSUPPLIES:
The supplies here are from either the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle OR the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle available May 1-31, 2017.  Individual items are available starting June 1, 2017.
Stamps:
 Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Ink:  Fresh Fig  #144082
Card Stock:  Fresh Fig
Whisper White
Punch:  Classic Label  #141491
Other:  Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers #144150
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Fresh Fig card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Place a border sticker on each long side.  Trim off the extra “flower” which you will use on your punch.
3.  Add your circle sticker and the center sticker.  Remember to pull the excess clear sticker part from the center flower sticker.
4.  Stamp Hello in Fresh Fig ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Add the trimmed off flowers to each end by the Hello.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
You are finished!

Available May 1-31, 2017    available May 1-31, 2017

Enjoy making this quick and easy Eastern Palace card today!

PhD Graduation Cards

I was asked by Sheryl to make sample graduation cards for her PhD in Theology.  I mailed them off last week to her.  You can change the colors to match your school colors.  Because I am away from home and forgot some of the supplies, I am listing the ones I would have used for the ones with the Asterisk*.  This is a standard size card.  I also made a larger card.  The measurements for the large card will be in parenthesis.
PhD Graduation CardPhD Graduation CardCheck out this post I did for my Son’s PhD graduation card.  There are measurements given that may help you.
Here is the post with the original Template.

SUPPLIES:
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Basic Black
*Real Red
*Gold Foil Sheet  #132622
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725 for the center of the cap or 1/4″ circle punch
Window Box Thinlits #142762 for the hexagon hat shape
Punch:  Classic Label
Heat Embossing:  Clear Embossing Powder #109130
Heat Tool
Other:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Pen Touch Calligraphy Pen.  Shiny Metallic Gold.  1.8mm nib (Not Stampin’ Up!)
Template

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Look at the Template.  Cut the card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and cut as shown for the standard card.  (Large Card:  8-1/2″ x 11″.
Measurements shown for small card, change for large card.
Small Card      Large Card
1″                       1-1/2″
2″                      2-1/2″
5-1/4″               6-1/2″
4-1/4″               5-1/2″
2.  Now that the cutting is finished……..  Let’s get ready to make some shiny black paper.
~Cut a piece large enough for the center.
Smaller 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (I think – you might want to measure and decide.)
Larger  4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
~You will also need enough card stock to trace the Window Box top center Hexagon Thinlit and to punch six Classic Labels.  Don’t cut out yet!  Just guess a little more than you will need.  You will cut and punch later.
3.  Now to make the Black shiny paper.  Cover the center piece with VersaMark ink directly on your paper.  Now cover completely with Clear Embossing Powder.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Repeat with the the paper for your Hexagon hat and Classic Labels paper.  Let cool for a minute or two.
4.  Glue down the center shiny piece onto the center of the card front.
5.  Hat.  Trace around the Window Box top center Hexagon Thinlit.  Cut out with scissors.  This is the size you want for the Large card.
~To make it the correct size for the small card, cut 1/2″ off each side with your paper trimmer.  Just make sure the edge you are cutting off lines up with the 1/2″ grid line.
~Hat Center.  Cut or punch from Gold Foil Paper either the square-ish small Framelit OR a 1/4″ Circle Punch, or use a brad, Pearl, Rhinestone, or Enamel Shape.
~I outlined the edge of the Hat with a Gold Calligraphy Pen so the hat would not blend in with the card.  I got the pen at Michaels.  Calligraphy pens have a straight edge, so just keep the pen edge straight against the card stock edge.
~Cut or punch a small piece from Gold Foil paper for the center of the hat.  Glue it on.
6.  Sleeve Embellishments.  (I don’t know what they are called.)  Punch six Classic Labels.  Glue three on each sleeve.  Cut off the excess.  Yes, I used the same thing for both card sizes.  It does help to lay your card closed and lay out the Classic Labels on the outsides (sleeves) in order to space them evenly.
7.  Collar.  I also don’t know what the thing is called that goes around their neck.
~RealRed card stock.  Cut a piece of card stock as wide as the center part of the card.  For the Small card the width is 1″, Large card is 1-1/2″.  Figure out the Real Red card sstock’s center measurement.  Make a light pencil mark in the center along the edge.  Cut from the pencil mark to the opposite corner.  The pencil mark will be the wide part of the triangle.  Repeat for the other side.
8.  Attach the Hat.  Hold the hat where you want it paying attention to where it goes over the sleeve.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back leaving the part that is over the sleeve with no Dimensionals.
9.  CELEBRATE!  YOU ARE FINISHED!!

Enjoy Today Eastern Palace Note Card

This Enjoy Today card uses the NEW Very Vanilla Note Cards (envelopes included), and the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle.  It is a super quick card!
Enjoy Today Note CardSUPPLIES:
Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207 available May 1-31, 2017.  See below what is included in the Premier and Starter Bundles.
Bundle #145308:  
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer stamp set + Eastern Medallion Thinlits
Stamps:
 Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Card Stock:  Dapper Denim (from Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148)
Whisper White card stock
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper #144147
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes  #144236
Big Shot:  *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Layering Circle Framelits #141705  OR Circle Punch – I am guessing 1″
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your patterned paper at 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (or use the scrap from your Diagonal Twist cards).  Sponge around edges with Tranquil Tide ink if desired.
2.  Cut out the Label from Dapper Denim card stock using both the Framelit and the inner Thinlit.  Lightly fold on score lines.  Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back around the scored circle edges.
3.  Stamp sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with either a Layering Circle Framelit or a Circle Punch making sure it will fit inbetween the score lines on your Label.  Attach to Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Cut a piece of Dapper Denim card stock at 1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Score down the center if desired to add some texture or stamp on it with either Dapper Denim ink or Tranquil Tide ink.
5.  Lay all your pieces where you want them.  Attach.

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Diagonal Twist Flower Card

Here is another diagonal  twist card – this time with a Flower and small sentiment.  We are still using the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle plus a few extras.  This card uses the leftover diagonal cut pieces from the card on Monday.
Diagonal Twist Flower CardSUPPLIES:
*Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207
Stamps:  *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set  #143675
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Inks:  *Tranquil Tide #144085
*Lemon Lime Twist #144086
*Fresh Fig #144082
Card Stock:  *Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148-Tranquil Tide & Dapper Denim
Whisper White
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  #144147
Big Shot:  *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Optional Pearl for flower center:  Metal Rimmed Pearls #138394, Basic Pearls are being reconfigured and will be available June 1st.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut the first piece diagonally.
For the second piece:
~Put it with the other side up.
~Hold one of the first cut diagonal pieces next to it to help you decide which way to cut it diagonally.  Cut.
~Do you want to sponge around the edge?  If you do, do it now.  (I am out of town and forgot my sponges.  I miss them!!!)
~Lay one of each pattern on your card front.  Attach the bottom/right side first.  Then attach the top/left side.  Mine overlapped a little along the diagonal center to get it straight.
~Add a border sticker to the one edge if desired.
~Repeat with the other two diagonal pieces.  I put these on a Tranquil card base.  See Monday’s post for this card.
3.  Stamp the Eastern Beauty Flower on Whisper White card stock with Fresh Fig ink.  Stamp the little heart inside each petal with Fresh Fig ink.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Tranquil Tide ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Stamp the circles or other small image with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
5.  Cut a Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit from Tranquil Tide card stock.  Attach the die cut Flower to it.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach the to the upper left part of the card.  Attach your sentiment to the lower right part of the card.  I would put a pearl in the center of the flower if I had one.  🙂

      

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