Poinsetta Berry Basket

Make this Festive Berry Basket as a gift holder, treat holder, or battery-operated candle holder.
Poinsettia Berry BasketSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Punch  Photopolymer #140847
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla (Poinsettia Petals)
Real Red  (Berry Basket)
Red Glimmer Paper scrap  (Flower Centers)
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz Die #137366
Other:  Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive

1.  Watch this Video for help making the Berry Basket.
2.  Watch this Video for help putting together the Poinsettia.
3.  Attach the Poinsettia back to the Berry Basket with Tombow Glue.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Wonderous Wreath Christmas Card

Need a sparkly Christmas card?  Try this one.  It goes together pretty quickly.
Christmas Wreath CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Wonderous Wreath stamp set + Wonderful Wreath Framelits  Photopolymer #137624
Inks:  Cucumber Crush
Garden Green
Real Red
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush
Cherry Cobbler
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Brick Wall Embossing Folder #138288
Wonderful Wreath Framelits (see Bundle above)
Other:  3/8″ Gold Glitter Ribbon #139614
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Emboss with your Big Shot and the Brick Wall embossing folder.  Glue to card base.
3.  Cut the Noel from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  It is helpful to put Parchment Paper or Wax Paper between the card stock and Thinlit before you cut it out.
4.  Stamp your Wreath.  Pay attention to where the “Lining Up Tabs” are and try to get them in the same place for each stamp.  Choose the green inks you want.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelits.  Yes, you can use both Framelits at the same time.  Add Dimensionals to the back of the Wreath.
5.  Position the Noel and Wreath where you want them on your card front.  Attach the Wreath with Dimensionals.  Attach the Noel with Tombow Glue.  Just use a very thin line of Tombow Glue.
6.  Tie a bow with the Glitter Ribbon.  Attach it to the Wreath with several Glue Dots.
7.  You have now finished another Christmas card!  Congratulations!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Joy Mini Treat Bag Video

Here is a video showing you the basic steps in making a Mini Treat Bag.  There are also five differently embellished Mini Treat Bags to show you some of the variety you can get using this one Thinlit set.  Have fun creating your own Mini Treat Bags!

This video is 6 minutes and 38 seconds.

Note:  I was trying to add links to my video at the end.  I hope to figure out what I need to do soon and change it.

Big Shot &  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547
Tear & Tape Adhesive OR Fast Fuse

Paper: Winter Wonderland Speciality Designer Series Paper #139588
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Big Shot:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851
Other:  3/8″ Gold Glitter Ribbon #139614
Glue Dots (to hold ribbon in place)
Tombow Glue (for Joy)

Happy Mini Treat Bag Making!
Nendy Kerr

Poinsettia and Snow Card

This fun Poinsettia and Snow Card is pretty quick to make using the “Reason for the Season” stamp set and the “Softly Falling” embossing folder.  The Two-Step-Stamping is quicker than coloring.  The White Glitter Ribbon adds just the right touch of sparkle.
Reason for the Season Poinsettia Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Reason for the Season Photopolymer #
Ink:  Memento Black
Real Red
Cucumber Crush
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Cucumber Crush (Or Real Red)
Big Shot:  Softly Falling embossing folder #139672
Deco Label Framelits #130102
Other:  3/8″ White Glitter Ribbon #139614
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your card base from Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp the Poinsettia outline with Black Memento ink onto Whisper White card stock. Pay attention to where the little arrow points as the other two stamps will also need the arrow pointing in the same direction.  🙂  Stamp the Petals in Real Red ink.  Stamp the Leaves in Cucumber Crush ink.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Deco Label Framelit of your choice.  Cut the next larger Deco Label Framelit from Cucumber Crush card stock.
4.  Cut two 2″ pieces of White Glitter Ribbon.  Tuck them under the center side of the Cucumber Crush Deco Label Framelit using Glue Dots.  Layer the Stamped image onto the Cucumber Crush with Dimensionals.  Attach them to the card front with Dimensionals.  Trim Ribbon if needed.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Festive Flower Poinsettia Video

Make a Beautiful Poinsettia flower with the Festive Flower Punch!  It is easy and pretty quick to make.  Make one today!  Come back next Friday to learn how to make a mat for your punched sentiments.

This video is almost 11 minutes long.

Bundle:  Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Punch #
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Card Stock:  1st=card shown in video.  2nd=Glimmer Paper flower card
Real Red for stamped flower  OR Red Glimmer Paper for Flower
Cherry Cobbler OR Real Red for card base
Holidays Designer Vellum OR Winter Wonderland
Gold Glimmer Paper or Daffodil Delight for flower center
Punch:  1-3/4″ Circle
Note Tag
Other:  Glue Dots
Simply Scored Stylus
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive

1.  Card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″.  Card front is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
2.  Card Stock Strips for Flower Petals:  Two 2″ x 8-1/2″ strips.  Stamp 8 Large Petals and 4 Small Petals.  You will need a 3/4″ strip to stamp two long thin double Petals.
3.  Punch the Large Petals by inserting your stamped strip from the left side of the Festive Flower Punch.  Punch your Small Petals by inserting your stamped strip from the right side of your Punch.  Insert the 3/4″ strip down the center to punch the long double Petals.  Punch the center “+” by inserting a corner of paper in the center.
4.  Punch your 1-3/4″ circle in either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler Card stock.
5.  Fold each Petal as shown in Video.  Add two Glue Dots to the end of the Petal that will be in the center of the Flower.
6.  Layer the 8 Large Petals first, then the Small Petals, then the Long Double Petals, then the Centers.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Holiday Catalog Goes Live Tomorrow!

We can order from the NEW 2015 Holiday Catalog TOMORROW!  Do you have a copy yet?  Have you made your Wish List yet?  Have you narrowed down your list so it fits your budget?  If you want your OWN Catalog paper copy, just place an order from me.  I will be posting the Holiday Catalog pdf on my website tomorrow along with a complete categorized list of everything in the catalog.

What have I bought from the Holiday Catalog so far?

page 49  Bundle:  Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set + Boo to You Framelits  Wood #140839 $45, Clear #140840 $38.25
page 47  Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper139584 $11
~Happy Haunting Washi Tape  #139608  $5
~Spider Web Doilies (Black on one side, white on the other)  #139622 $4.50
~Black Glimmer Paper  #139605  $5
page 44 Lighthearted Leaves stamp set  Photopolymer #139712 $26
page 43 Into the Woods Designer Series Paper  #139586  $11
~Into the Woods 3/8″ Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon  #139612  $6
~Into the Woods (Wooden) Elements #139636  $6.50
~Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309  $7
page 41 Bundle:  A Little Something stamp set + Square Pillowbos Thinlits Dies  Wood #140858  $47.50, Clear #140859 $42.50
page 39  Woodland Embossing folder  #139673  $8.50 (I did not get the Among the Branches stamp set that it was bundled with.)
Christmas and Winter
page 31  Bundle:  Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Builder Punch  Photopolymer #130847  $33
page 29 Gold and White 3/8″ Glitter Ribbons #139614  $10  (1 roll of each color in the package!)
page 37  Reindeer Paper Clips  #139643  $4.00
page 24  Softly Falling 6×6 embossing folder (snow falling) #139672  $8.50
page 23  Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper (gold foil, Basic Black, Whisper White)  #139599  $13
~Winter Wonderland 6×6 Designer Vellum Stack  #139594  $10
~Winter Wonderland Embellishments #139621  $7
page 20  All Ye Faithful stamp set Wood #139898 $21, Clear #139901  $17
page 18  Curvy Corner Trio Punch #139683  $20
page 15  Bundle:  Embellished Ornaments stamp set + Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies  Wood #140856  $48.25, Clear #140857  $41.50
page 14  Big Shot Precision Platform (to cut intricate Thinlits)  #139684  $25
page 9 Home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536  $4
~Very Vanilla 1-1/4″ Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon #139616  $8
page 5 Kit:  Oh What Fun Tag Kit #139602  $21
~Oh What Fun stamp set Photopolymer #140386  $21
page 4  Kit:  To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit #139647  $24
~To You & Yours Too stamp set  Photopolymer #139819  $16

You can get all these items and more from My Online Store starting tomorrow, September 1st!

Happy Shopping!
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

Last Minute Christmas Gifts & Packaging Idea

I attended a Christmas Party with some Stampin’ Up! Friends on Saturday and received this gift from my sideline-Karen Bouchikas.  She is very creative and thoughtful.  She said I could share this on my blog.
Christmas Gift Box-closed

Extra Large Gift Box #132147
Burlap Ribbon #132140
Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper #135825
Baker’s Twine
Seasonally Scattered Stamp set  wood #135020  clear #135023  Spanish #137391
Mosaic Madness Stamp set  wood#130246  clear #130249
Mosaic Punch #131267
Be Merry Stamp – I don’t know what stamp set this is from- Sorry.
Angled Tag Topper Punch #133323
Basic Rhinestones #119246

1.  Stamp “Merry” on the box front with either White StazOn OR use VersaMark ink and White embossing powder.
2.  Fill Box.
3.  Tie Burlap Ribbon around box.  Trim edges diagonally.  Slip a candy cane underneath if desired.
4.  Make your Tag.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 3″.  Cut the top with the Angled Tag Topper Punch.  Stamp Two Mosiacs on Whisper White card stock:  one in Cherry Cobbler ink and one in Wild Wasabi ink.  Also stamp one of the small designs in Cherry Cobbler.  Punch out the Mosaics with the Mosaic Punch.  Cut out the small design and attach it to the Green Mosaic.  Add Rhinestones to the center of each Mosaic.  Attach to your Tag using a Dimensional underneath one of them if desired.  Stamp your sentiment on 3/8″ x 3″ Whisper White card stock.  Use Baker’s Twine to attach your Tag to your Burlap Bow.  Your Gift Box is now decorated!
Christmas Gift Box-open

Grid Kraft Journal
* = Available January 6, 2015
Grid Kraft Journal #134718
Metro Type Alphabet Photopolymer stamp set #133666
Whisper White card stock
Real Red Ink pad
*Chalkboard Paper #137786
*Rose Coral Chalk Ink #138091
*One Tag Fits All #137143
1/8″ Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon
Note Tag Punch #135860
Washi Tape of your choice (*Stacked with Love #137789 used)
1-3/8″ Circle Punch
Handheld Stapler #135850
Bone Folder

1.  Decide who will be getting this Journal.  Stamp the first letter of their name in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Stamp the Tag shape with the Rose Coral Chalk ink on Chalkboard Paper (Basic Black just won’t look as good with this ink.)  Punch it out with the Note Tag Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
3.  Choose two Ribbons.  1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon and 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta were used.  Cut a 2″ length of each.  Fold them in half and staple onto the top of your Tag.  Now add the Circle Punch with the letter on it.
4.  Run two strips of Washi Tape along the folded edge of your Journal.  Rub the Washi Tape really well so it will stay attached.  Otherwise the ends tend to come up.
5.  Position your Tag as desired and attach with Dimensionals.

Candy bar with Punch Art Santa Claus coming tomorrow.

Merry Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Quick Chapstick Holder Stocking Stuffer

My grandchildren enjoy Chapstick so I got them each one for Christmas.  Then came the wrapping process.  The Chapstick Holders I found on Pinterest were rather time-consuming to make multiples.  So I came up with my own version using the Gift Card Envelope Thinlit.
Chapstick Holder

Chapstick:  I used the Blistex brand this time-get at your local store.  SU does not make these  😉
Card Stock in their favorite color
Big Shot & Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies #135854
Fast Fuse Double-sided adhesive (or you can use Sticky Strip.  Glue Dots were not strong enough)
Ribbon or Baker’s Twine
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade
Paper Snips

1.  Cut out your 6″ wide card stock using your Big Shot and Gift Card Envelope Thinlit.  Stamp or decorate now if desired.  As you can see mine were left plain.
Chapstick Holder diagram2.  Score 1/2″ from the long Thinlit score line on the inside rectangle of the Gift Card Envelope on both sides as shown in the diagram.  Score the full length of the card stock.  Cut out the triangles you made on the small flaps.  Fold all your score lines.
3.  Put Fast Fuse adhesive where all the pink lines are in the diagram:  Lines in the center section to hold your Chapstick and lines on the outside edges of the larger flaps to hold your container closed.  Place your Chapstick on the center Fast Fuse line, then close the flaps.  Rub where the Fast Fuse is to make sure it sticks to the card stock.
4.  Write a name (You can use one of the tag/banner Framelits that come with the Thinlit.  I was in a rush so I just wrote directly on the container.)
5.  Tie with ribbon or Baker’s Twine to complete your gift.  And it only took a few minutes!  You get quicker with each one you make!

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Christmas Framable

Here is a Merry Christmas Printable as my Christmas Gift to you!  It was made with My Digital Studio (MDS) using the Christmas Collage stamp brush set.  I have searched and cannot find the item #.  Just print this, frame it, and hang it up.  You can use your 2-1/2″ Circle Punch to punch out and insert a photo in the big circle if you want.  Enjoy!
Merry Christmas Framable
Merry Christmas Framable Link

Merry Christmas from me to YOU!!
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

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
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Double-sided Adhesive

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

Framelit Christmas Ornament

We are putting up our Christmas Tree on Monday so I just had to make another Ornament.  This one uses the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit and one sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It is a quick and easy project for all crafters.
Apothecary Accents Christmas Tree Ornament

Designer Series Paper.  Nordic Noel #135822  shown
Paper Trimmer with cutting and scoring blades
Tombow Glue
Dazzling Details:  Original Clear,  Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glitz, Silver Sparkle
Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon #119251
Big Shot:  
Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003

1.  Cut your Designer Series Paper into two 5-1/2″ x 12″ pieces.
2.  Cut out six of the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit.
3.  Use your Paper Trimmer and scoring blade to score your Apothecary Accents Die Cuts in half.  I used the top point and lined it up in the Paper Trimmer’s cutting groove.  Fold each one in half along score line.
3a.  Optional:  Put a line of Dazzling Details along the outside edges of each die cut.  It is much easier to do it now than after the Ornament is finished.  You will have to wait for it to dry before completing the rest of the steps though.  NOTE:  I added mine after the Ornament was put together.  You can only do alternate sections, wait for them to dry, then finish the others.  Do whichever way you want.  I need to order more Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details because the original clear Dazzling Details just doesn’t look as good.
4.  Put Tombow Glue on one half of your die cut.  Attach it to another die cut half lining up the outside edges.  Do this with five of your die cuts.
5.  Cut about 12″ to 24″ of Ribbon depending on how long of a hanging cord you want.  Tie the cut ends together in a knot.  This will help prevent the ribbon from slipping through and adds a decorative feature.
6.  Run Tombow Glue along the center fold.  Place your Ribbon along the fold and rub it to make sure it is secure.  I also glued the Ribbon together that is in the Ornament.  Make sure the Ribbon is laying flat and the knot is tight at the bottom of your Ornament.
7.  Now attach the last die cut to the Ornament with Tombow Glue.  The last edge may be harder to line up the edges, but you can do it with only a little extra work.
7.  Let dry for at least 15 minutes or so before hanging on your Christmas Tree.  (Or letting the children play with it.)
Ribbon Note:  I used the full 24″ and decided it was way too long.  So I cut it in half at the top and tied a knot.  Then I used ribbon off the roll to tie a bow on top.  I am much happier with it now.

~You can alternate the DSP side which shows so you have two different patterns showing.
~Use Glimmer Paper in either just one color or two colors.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Sparkly Curvy Christmas Ornament

Here is a fun Christmas Ornament to make using the Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit and the Mosaic Punch.  Just choose two colors of Glimmer Paper.  I like to make each of my family members an ornament each year.  This one will be quick and easy.  It can also be mailed flat in a larger envelope.
Curvy Box Christmas Ornament

Card Stock:  Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit #135853
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Punch:  Mosaic #131267
Other:  Bone Folder
Tombow Glue
Baker’s Twine or Ribbon or tree hook
Sandwich baggie
Stack of books 🙂  (Well, you can save one out to read while waiting.)

1.  Cut your Curvy Keepsakes Box out.  I would recommend just cutting a single layer.  Have the Glimmer Paper facing up for both pieces.  You will need two 6-1/4″ x 6″ pieces of Glimmer Paper.  Watch this video for Curvy Box Basics.
Tip:  Box Shaping with Bone Folder Note:  Put your thumb or finger on the fold line when shaping your box with the Bone Folder otherwise the Glimmer separates from the backing and you have to glue it together.
2.  Attaching the pieces together:  Glue the bottom pieces together as shown in the video.  Add the Punched Mosiac Pieces about 1/4″ above the fold line.
Tip:  Tombow had a harder time sticking together, so I placed the glued pieces flat on the counter with a sandwich baggie on top.  I then added a stack of books and left to start writing this post and have some breakfast.  You can stack multiple Ornaments under the same stack of books – Just remember to separate them with a baggie so they don’t stick together.
3.  Optional:  Stamp a sentiment and punch it out.  Add to one of the rounded handles with Baker’s Twine if you want them to open the Ornament OR tie it on through both handles after the box is assembled so it can remain in box shape.  Put your Ornament together.
4.  Some wait time, but totally worth it for your Sparkly Ornament!  Just add either a Tree Hook, Ribbon, or Baker’s Twine to hold it on your Christmas Tree.

Happy Christmas Decorating!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Banner Card

Use the Seasonally Scattered and Watercolor Winter Too stamp sets to make this Merry Christmas card. This is another card that is quick and easy to make if you are giving out lots of Christmas cards.
Christmas Banner Card

Stamps:  Seasonally Scattered  wood #135020  clear #135023  Spanish #137391
Watercolor Winter Too  Photopolymer #136819
Ink:  Real Red
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Real Red
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Other:  Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  (Optional)  Cut your Real Red card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.
3.  Stamp “Merry” in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  You can stamp “Christmas” with Mossy Meadow ink on now OR after you cut out the “Merry” with the Banner Framelit.  Whichever you feel more secure doing.
4.  Cut out your “Merry” with a Banner Framelit.  Cut the next larger Banner Framelit with Garden Green card stock.  (Stamp “Christmas” now if you didn’t earlier.)  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Banner pieces.  Layer them and attach to card front.
5.  Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Snowflake Christmas Card

This fun Christmas card uses the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and some Christmas stamps.  You could change the stamps to make a Birthday card or card for any occasion.
Snowflake Christmas Card

Stamps:  Sassy Salutations  wood #132070  clear #126707  MDS #130860
Christmas Bliss Photopolymer #138897
Petite Pairs
Ink:  Soft Sky
Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot:  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder #120902
Other:  Adhesive
Sponge wedge or Sponge Dauber

1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  Lightly sponge the raised snowflakes with Soft Sky ink.
3.  Stamp your sentiments and image in Real Red ink.
4.  Admire your fun card!  Now, change the colors or stamps for a new look!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Gentle Peace Nativity Card with Blendabilities

This Nativity stamp set reminds me of one Stampin’ Up! had years ago.  It is perfect for using either Markers or Blendabilities.  This card uses Blendabilities and one Marker.  Enjoy making this fun Christmas card!
Nativity Christmas Card

Stamps:  Gentle Peace Photopolymer #139523
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
Smokey Slate Marker
Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Melon Mambo Blendabilities
Old Olive Blendabilities
Card Stock: Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Bermuda Bay
Other:  Dimensionals
Scissors or Paper Snips

1.  Let’s do our stamping and coloring first.  Stamp the Nativity on Whisper White card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  You can choose any color to start coloring.  Watch the Blendabilities for Beginners video.
Here is a list of what each Blendabilities and Marker are used for:
~Smokey Slate: Swaddling/blanket around Baby Jesus
~Daffodil Delight:  Halos, hair, beard, star.  I used the light and medium to blend the halos.  Hair is the darkest Blendabilities.  Choose which you want for the hair and beard-the darkest was used here.  The star is the lightest.  Around the star alternates the light and medium.  The circle Frame around the star is the lightest.
~Melon Mambo:  Mary’s clothes and head covering.  The Blending technique was used here.
~Old Olive: Joseph’s clothes and head covering.  The Blending technique was also used here.
~Coastal Cabana:  Stained Glass background and borders.  Background behind Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph:  This is the only part of the Stained Glass where I actually used all 3 Blendabilities in each rectangle.  The Frame just around the background is the lighter Blendabilities.  The part behind the star alternates the medium and light Blendabilities.  The outside frame has the darkest Blendabilities in each corner and the alternates the medium and light in between the corners.
2.  Cut your colored image out with scissors.  I tried not to leave any white showing this time.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
3.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card stock at 3″ x 4-3/4″.  Center the cut out colored image on top.  Add Dimensionals to the back.
4.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Add your layered image.  You are done!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Newborn King Oval Triple Time Card

Here is a Christmas Card with a twist on the Triple Time Stamping Technique using Framelits instead of cutting rectangles.  This card also uses a single image stamp instead of lots of different stamps so this is a quick and easy card to make lots of.  Enjoy!
Newborn King Christmas Card

Stamps:  The Newborn King wood #135110 clear #135113 French #136976 Spanish #136973
Christmas Bliss Photopolymer #138897
Ink:  Garden Green Marker
Chocolate Chip Marker
Melon Mambo Marker
Night of Navy Marker
Crushed Curry Marker
Real Red ink pad
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Big Shot:  Oval Collection Framelits #129381
Decorative Dots embossing folder #133520
Punch:  Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Glue
Dazzling Details

1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing Folder.  Glue to card base.
2.  You will be using all the Oval Framelits except the Large Scallop – that leaves six.  The smallest one will be Whisper White card stock.  The 2nd from the smallest will be Garden Green card stock, the 3rd from the smallest will be Whisper White, the 4th from the smallest will be Garden Green, the 5th from the smallest will be Whisper White, the 6th from the smallest will be Garden Green.  You can cut all 3 shapes from the same color at the same time.
3.  Stack the Whisper White Ovals in order using some SNAIL Adhesive (which you touch a couple of times so it is easier to remove).  I usually use about 1/4″ length on each side so the card stock stays in place.
4.  Stamp your image on your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  More instructions in THIS VIDEO.  Position it so the stable and Baby Jesus is in the center of the smallest Oval.  Leave the imaging sheet and Handle in place while you color your stamp with Markers.  (You can use just one ink pad for the whole stamp if you want to.  That will make it even quicker.
~Garden Green:  Tree tops and shrubs
~Chocolate Chip:  Tree Trunks, stable, Baby Jesus’ head
~Night of Navy-Joseph
~Melon Mambo:  Mary
Breath on the stamp several times to remoisten the ink.  Readjust Stamp-a-ma-jig if necessary.  Remove imaging sheet and stamp.  Color in the stable with the brush tip of the Chocolate Chip Marker and make thin lines on the tree trunks with the fine tip.
5.  Insert the Garden Green Ovals with the stamped Whisper White Ovals.  Use SNAIL or Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue.  Add Dimensionals to the back of the largest Oval.  Set aside.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  My strip of card stock is 1-1/2″ tall and was around 3″ long to start with.  Use the Decorative Label Punch to punch the ends of your sentiment strip.
7.  Place Ovals and sentiment in desired positions.  Attach the Ovals with Dimensionals.  Add Dimensionals to the back of the lower edge of your sentiment and Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue to the back of the top part.
8.  Now for some sparkle!  Add Dazzling Details to all the embossed dots that still show up on your card front.  You can also “dot your I”  and add some to the inside of the swirls on your sentiment.  Set aside to dry.
9.  You now have a wonderful Christmas card to give to someone special.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Christmas Banner

I do LOVE making Banners and here is the Christmas Banner we made at my last class.  Hope you have fun making one of your own.  It is pretty easy and only takes a couple of hours to make.  I made it while helping my daughter after she had her baby.  I used a retired alphabet die because my DH could not find the current one to bring to me.  I was just pleased with how many of the crafting supplies he found.  🙂
Merry Christmas Banner

Kit:  Banner Kit #132699  OR Build a Banner Kit (includes stencils) #133507
Merry & Bright
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red OR Cherry Cobbler Marker
Card Stock:
  Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003  OR Framelits of your choice
Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die #133725 (I used a retired one which is about the same size.)
Ribbons:  Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron #130012
1/8″ Silver #132137
Other:  Tombow Glue

1.  Choose whether you want “Merry” all on one Banner as shown OR each letter on a separate Banner.  The Basic Instructions here will be for “Merry” all on one Banner as shown.
2.  Choose your letter dies.  You can also use an e-cutter to cut your letters.  The size of your letters helps determine which Framelits you can use and if you use a second Framelit shape to put the letters on.  The Perfect Print Letters are about the same height as the letters I used but thinner and even the “M” fits all the way inside the smaller Apothecary Arts shape.
3.  Choose your Framelits.  I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  Do you want two Framelits shapes or just one under the letters.  Would you like the word “Merry” on one banner or with each letter on a separate Banner?
How to make the banner pictured above.
1.  Choose the number of banners and banner shapes and put them in the order you want them.  I used 10 Banner pieces.  I started with the the one that is like an arrow pointing down, then the one with the notch, then the one with the rounded bottom and repeated this pattern ending with the same pointing down shape I started with.
2.  Get out your Framelits and Big Shot.  I cut five of the largest shape and four of the smaller shape from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Then I cut four of the largest shape and five of the smaller shape from the Red Glimmer Paper.
3.  Now to cut the letters.  If you are using a Bigz die for the letters you can cut 2-3 at the same time if you lay them over the letters you need or stack the papers 2-3 high.
~Red Glimmer Paper:  MERRY H I T A
~Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  CRSMS
4.  Use your Real Red or Cherry Cobbler Marker to edge the Dazzling Diamonds larger shape Framelits and also any letters that hang over and blend in.  You don’t have to edge all the Dazzling Diamond letters, just the ones that need it.  HERE is a video showing some edging techniques.
5.  If you have any of the Red Glimmer letters that hang over and blend in, cut the letters out of Whisper White card stock and glue the the parts that need the emphasis under the Glimmer letters.  Yes, you cut the letters at least in half.
6.  Now to start gluing things together.  Glue the “MERRY” on the first Banner.  Now stamp the stars on with Cherry Cobbler ink.
I will list the letter first, then the smaller shape color, then the larger shape color.  DD=Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Red=Red Glimmer Paper
~C in DD, Red small, DD large
~H in red, DD small, Red large
~R in DD, Red small, DD large (I edged my R with red because it hangs over)
~I in red, DD small, Red large
~S in DD, Red small, DD large
~T in red, DD small, Red large
~M in DD, Red small, DD large ( I also edged my M with a marker)
~A in Red, DD small, Red large
~S in DD, Red small, DD large
7.  String the Jute cord through the grommet holes, making sure you do them the same way, either with the cord behind the banner OR in front of the banner.  Choose which you like best.  My Jute is behind each banner piece.
8.  I cut the ribbons each about 6-7 inches long.  I cut 11 sets.  Hold them together and tie as one ribbon moving them so the silver ends up facing forward on both ends.  Tie the first set on the left side of the “Merry” Banner, then between the MERRY and the C banners, repeat between each banner, and end on the right side of the S banner.
9.  Tie some loops in your Jute and hang your Banner.  Adjust the Banner pieces and the Ribbons.  Adjust the hanging loops if necessary.  When it is positioned the way you like it, you can cut off the excess Jute.
10.  Admire your Sparkly Christmas Banner!

Merry Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Newborn King Christmas Card

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

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

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

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Ho Ho Ho Santa Christmas Card

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

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

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

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr