Christmas Cheer & Filigree Frame Christmas Card

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

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

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Tag a Bag

Christmas is in two days and here is my last packaging idea using the Tag a Bag.  Do you need a small gift bag to hold a set of cards or other relatively flat gift?  Use the Tag a Bag for a quick gift wrapping solution!  You can also use your card stock and ribbon scraps.
Christmas Tag a Bag

SUPPLIES:
Bag:  Tag a Bag Gift Bags #131370  You get 10 food safe bags for $3.95
Stamps:  Hello Lovely  w#130240  c#130243  MDS#134852
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Old Olive
Silver Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits #125598  OR use an extra large punch
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Basic Rhinestones
1/8″ Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon #131206
Chevron Ribbon scrap about 3-4″ long

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Insert your gift into your Tag a Bag and fold the top over to form a flap.
2.  Cut out the desired size Label Framelit from Silver Glimmer Paper.
3.  Cut your Old Olive card stock 3/4″ x 3-3/4″.  Cut  the banner ends.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with scissors leaving a white border around the outside edge.
5.  Cut banner ends on your Chevron Ribbon.  Fold it in half at an angle and attach to the back of your sentiment with several Glue Dots.
6.  Now lay out all your pieces in the desired positions on your Tag a Bag Flap.  Adhere them together and to the flap using SNAIL and Glue Dots.  Add some Basic Rhinestones if desired.
7.  Wrap your 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around your Tag a Bag and tie a knot.  Trim ends if desired.
8.  Yes, this does look like a few steps but should take you less than 10 minutes to make even on a slow day-providing you can quickly find all your tools and supplies.

Merry Christmas Gifting!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Cellophane Gift Bag with Handmade Cards

I like to give my family a set of cards for Christmas.  This year they are wrapped in a 6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag with a Top Note topper and Washi Tape closure.
Christmas Card Gift Bag

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations w#132070  c#126707
Secret Garden w#131940  c#129144
Ink:  Garden Green
Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock:
  Whisper White
Big Shot:  Top Note Die #113463
Other:  Large Flat Cello Bags #102210  50 bags for $4.95
SNAIL Adhesive
Gingham Garden Washi Tape #129314

Christmas Cards Gift Bag-Top Note PlacementINSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a Top Note for each cello bag from Whisper White card stock.  Stamp “Thinking of you” in Garden Green and a flower in Raspberry Ripple on the long side of your Top Note.
2.  Adhere the Decorated Top Note to your Bag using SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Choose 6-8 cards to give away.  Add the envelopes.  (More cards and envelopes may fit in the bag.)  Put in the cello bag.
4.  Fold Top Note and cello bag over cards.  Hold the bag closed with Washi Tape.  This way they can open and close the bag over and over.
5.  Wrap with wrapping paper if desired.  Brighten someone’s days with the gift of Handmade cards they can share with their family and friends!

Happy Year-Round Gifting!
Nendy Kerr

3D Christmas Star Card

I visited my son and his family in July and got the idea for this Christmas Star card.  My daughter-in-law had a 3D four-point Star for us to make.  She also wanted a Five-Point Star and made a pentagon shape to make the star.  This is SO much easier!  No math or complicated figuring things out.  Just stamp, cut, and assemble with Glue Dots.
3D Christmas Star Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Star Single Stamp c#134813
Delightful Dozen w#128547  c#122652
Ink:  Encore Gold Metallic #132141
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Paper Snips or Scissors
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your sentiment at the bottom of your card front in Gold Ink.
3.  Stamp your Christmas Star in Gold ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out as shown in photo below.  Fold as shown in photo below.
3D Christmas Star - Fold Lines and Glue Dot Placement4.  Use Glue Dots to shape your Christmas Star as shown in photos above and below.  I pushed my Paper Snip blades inside to help press against the Glue Dots from underneath.
3D Christmas Star - Folded Front and Back5.  Attach your Christmas Star to your card front using either Dimensionals or Glue Dots along the Star Points.
6.  Impress your friends and let them know how talented you are!

Merry Christmas Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Mini Muslin Christmas Bag

Stamp a Mini Muslin Bag to hold a small Christmas gift or treat.  It is super quick and easy!
Mini Muslin Christmas Bag

SUPPLIES:
Bags:  Mini Muslin Bags  #132180
Stamps:  Christmas Messages  w#131790  c#131793
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (freshly inked if necessary)
Other:  Clear Mount Block E #118484
Cherry Cobbler 1″ Edge Stitched Ribbon  #132135
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125
Season of Style Journaling Tags #132808  Or your own hand made tag

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Reink your Cherry Cobbler ink pad if necessary.  Put your Clear Mount Block E inside your Mini Muslin Bag and straighten out the fabric.  This firm surface will help you get a great stamp impression.
2.  Ink your stamp and stamp on the Mini Muslin Bag holding stamp in position for a few seconds to let the ink sink into the fabric.  You can stamp both sides of the bag if desired.
3.  Choose your tag and punch a hole in the upper left corner if needed.
4.  Tie a knot on one of the Mini Muslin Bag cords using about 6 inches of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon.  Tie the knot loose enough that the Ribbon will slide as you loosen and tighten the cord it is attached to.
5.  Tie your Tag on using Baker’s Twine next to the Cherry Cobbler Knot close to the Bag.
6.  Admire your less than 5 minute gift package!

Merry Christmas Gifting!
Nendy Kerr

MDS Merry Christmas Card

Want a super quick way to make lots of Christmas Cards?  Use My Digital Studio to design and print your own or get them professionally printed.  Watch this video which shows you how to design and print your own cards at home.
Merry Christmas MDS Card

MDS SUPPLIES:
Christmas Cheer Designer Kit-Designer Series Paper pattern 1  #123956  $9.95
Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon  #131063  $3.95
Naughty or Nice Bows-Cherry Cobbler Pattern  #132619  $2.95
Lots of Tags Punch-Shape 3  #124441  $0.95
Words-Harrington Font size 24 and bold.  Choose your favorite font that is listed.

MDS INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose a Greeting Card 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Landscape.
Note.  If you are printing your own:  Watch the Video to show you how.  Choose “Custome/8-1/2″ x 11″ Landscape”.  Set up your Guidelines and do everything inside the Bottom Guidelines as shown.  Turn off the “View/Bleed Area to avoid confusion.  The Designer Series Paper dimensions will be different and you may have to resize the Punch, Text, and Bows a little.  All instructions given below are to have the card Professionally Printed or Emailed.
2.  Choose your Christmas Cheer Designer Series Paper as a Page Layer and Crop it to 5.25 Wide and 4.0 High.  Align both Vertically and Horizontally.
3.  Now choose your Background Paper by choosing the “Color”.  Instead of using the Color Palette that comes up, choose the “Picker” Tab.  Move your cursor over until you find the medium red color.  Click and apply.
4.  Add your Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and position just around the center.
5.  Choose your Tag Punch and resize it to the desired size.  Color fill is Whisper White.  Add a size 8 Cherry Cobbler Mat.
6.  Type in your Text.  I used the Harrington font Size 24 and bold.  Move to desired position on your Tag.
7.  Choose your Naughty or Nice Bow.  I used the size it come.  Use three bows and position them as desired.
8.  Now to add the Drop Shadows for the Finishing Touch!
~Photos (Designer Series Paper)  75% Opacity, Medium Blur
~Embellishments 75% Opacity, Medium Blur  (Select all on Page)
~Punches 75% Opacity, Medium Blur
~Text.  Just click OK to activate the default setting.
9.  Now to get the Card to your Friends and Family!
~Professionally Printed:  Choose “Order Project”.  Select the white icon and follow the instructions given.
~Print on your home printer :  Hopefully you followed the instructions in the Note under #1.  Select Share.  Export to PDF.  Change “Image Type” to PDF.  Leave the Image Size: Large.  Choose the Folder to save your project in.  Click Finish.  Go to your saved File and Print a test copy.  Trim edges as in the video.  Go back and make any necessary adjustments if you need to.  If no adjustments are necessary, print your card on Whisper White card stock.
~Email to your Family and Friends.  Select “Share”.  Choose “Export Pages”.  Select JPG for the Image Type.  Select the pages you want to save.  Change the “Image Size” to Medium.  Choose the folder to save it to.  Click “Finish.”  Open your Email program.  Choose who to send your card to.  (Choose as many as you want.)  Write your email.  Add your card as an attachment:  there is usually an icon that says “add attachment” when you hover over it.  Click on it.  A box will pop up allowing you to go to the folder you saved your card in.  Choose your card and add the attachment.  Review your email while your card is loading, the Send.  Note:  If you haven’t emailed an attachment before do a test and email it to yourself first.

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Tag a Box

This is a quick way to dress up the Tag a Box and use as Christmas packaging or Treat Giving!
Christmas Tag a BoxSUPPLIES:
Tag A Box #130927
Gumball Green card stock  4-3/8″ x 6-7/8″
Cherry Cobbler card stock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Glue Dots
Simply Scored Tool #122334 OR Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade #126889
Bone Folder
Big Shot:  Gift Bow Bigz L Die #129977

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Score 1″ on each long side of your Gumball Green card stock.  Fold your score lines and fit it inside your Clear Box Cover to make sure it fits.  Put a Glue Dot in the very center of the card stock top and attach it inside the top of your Clear Box Cover.  Don’t worry, the bow will hide the Glue Dot.
2.  Cut your Bow out using your Cherry Cobbler card stock, Big Shot, and Gift Bow Die.  Use your Bone Folder to add roundness to your two Bow parts of the long Bow piece.  Attach the ends to the center of the Bow with Glue Dots.  Next attach the two Bow Ends with Glue Dots.  Now attach the center strip around the whole center of the Bow.  Attach to the top Clear Box Cover in the center.
3.  Make a Tag or use one from the Season of Style Journalling Tags.  You can attach your tag with Baker’s Twine or 1/8″ Ribbon.  These boxes are also food safe so you can deliver Christmas Goodies and Treats in them.

Merry Christmas Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Winter Boots Card

Winter weather is here and time to get out our Winter Boots in most parts of the country!  I made this card for my daughter’s birthday which was just before Thanksgiving.  She loves her boots!  Enjoy making this card!
Bootiful Occasions Winter Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions  w#131967  c#126597
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Ink:  StayzOn Black
White Stampin’ Chalk Marker #132133 or Whisper White
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder #120902
Other:  Paper Snips or Scissors
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your card front from Real Red card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
2.  Run your card front through your Big Shot using the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  Color your Snowflakes white using your Chalk Marker OR a sponge dauber with Whisper White ink.  Adhere your card front to your card base.
3.  Stamp your Winter Boot twice on Real Red card stock.  Color the fur with your Chalk Marker.  Cut out both boots with your paper snips.
4.  Choose the Deco Label size that your boots fit in nicely and cut it our of Whisper White card stock.  Place your boots in the desired position and adhere the top boot to the lower boot with Dimensionals.  Use SNAIL Adhesive to attach the bottom boot to the Deco Label Framelit die cut.  Adhere Deco Label to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  You can also emboss some Snowflakes on your envelope flap to coordinate with your card.

Happy Winter Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Festive Flurries Ornament

Here is an Festive Flurries Ornament I made.  It was pretty quick and easy.  Stamp.  Cut.  Layer. Admire & hang up.  This would be an easy project for children to put together.
Festive Flurries Snowflake OrnamentSUPPLIES:
Festive Flurries Bundle w#133284  c#133285
Silver Ink #132142
Whisper White card stock
Brushed Silver card stock #100712
Big Shot
Ribbon
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your snowflakes in Silver Ink onto Whisper White card stock.  I stamped two of each snowflake so you can view it from any direction.
2.  Cut each snowflake out using the coordinating Framelit and your Big Shot.
3.  Cut a Ribbon 6-12 inches long.  You will need 2-4 inches hidden inside your snowflake.
4.  Use Tombow Glue to glue the ends of your Ribbon onto the back of one of your extra large Snowflakes.  Now Glue the other extra large snowflake to the back making sure the stamped images face outward and line up the die cut edges.  Set aside.
5.  Now layer the rest of the snowflakes together with Dimensionals:  small, medium, large.  Repeat with the other small, medium, and large snowflakes.  Put Dimensionals on the back and adhere them to the extra large snowflakes:  one stack on one side, the second stack on the other side.
6.  Hold it up and admire it!  Put it on your Christmas Tree!

Here is a video featuring the NEW Festive Flutties Ornament Kit!  #135813  $14.95 This is an even faster version since there is no stamping or cutting.  Punch, Fold, Assemble. Happy Snowflake Making!
Nendy Kerr

Decorative Window Box & Cyber Monday

Decorate this cute & quick Decorative Window Box to deliver some treats to family, friends, teachers, and those who drop by your home.
Christmas Decorative Window Box

Also you have until tomorrow night (December 3rd) to take advantage of my Cyber Monday Sale.  Buy a $25 Gift Certificate for just $20!  Get my most popular PDF Tutorials for just $7 each: the Triple Flip Mini Scrapbook Album and the Advent Calendar.  Try out one of my Video Classes-Papillon Potpourri and the Elegant Butterfly Punch for just $7!

Today (December 2nd) is also the LAST Day of Stampin’ Up’s Big Online Holiday Sale!  There are four NEW Today Only Specials!

WINDOW BOX SUPPLIES:
Window Box #132146  Six boxes for just $4.95
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181
Season of Style Journaling Tags #132808
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125
1/4″ Hole Punch
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Assemble your Box bottom:  sides in first, then the part with the indent.  Push the flap with the tongue inside the other flaps.  Flatten from the inside.
2.  Cut four 1″ x 4-1/16″ strips of paper.  Adhere around your box.
3.   Punch a 1/4″ hole in your Tag.
4.  Wrap Baker’s Twine around the score line on the lid and thread through your Tag.  Tie a bow and move Tag to the corner of the box.
5.  Fill your Decorative Window Box with some treats to wish someone a Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas Crafting and Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Goodie Gear Treat Bags

Would you like a little Treat Bag to give the kids as they are begging for something to eat while you are waiting for Thanksgiving Dinner?  These are the perfect size for a small treat and they only take a minute or two to put together.  They come in Pumpkin Pie and Real Red versions.
Goodie Gear Treat Bags

SUPPLIES:
Goodie Gear Kit:  Pumpkin Pie #132792  Real Red #132161
Stamps:  Oh Goodie!  w#131886  c#131889 MDS#135237
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie or Real Red
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose your supplies from the Kit:  cellophane bag, Crumb Cake Tag, Whisper White Banner, Baker’s Twine, and colored strips.
2.  Take 1 colored strip sticker and wrap it around your bag two times.  Cut off excess after each wrapping.  You can also use these strips to decorate your Crumb Cake Tag.
3.  Stamp the desired sentiment on your Whisper White Banner using the desired ink color.  Adhere it to the Crumb Cake Tag.
4.  Fill your Goodie Gear Cellophane Bag.  Tie closed with the Baker’s Twine.  Attach the decorated Tag to the bag.
5.  Make as many as you need by repeating the steps above.
6.  Admire all your cute Goodie Bags.  Hide them from the Goodie Seekers until you need them for your event.

Enjoy your Goodie Bags!
Nendy Kerr

Snow Banner in Bermuda Bay

You can make this Snow Banner with the Build A Banner Refill Kit and the Christmas Accessory Kit.  It goes together really quickly since most pieces are cut and ready to go.  It should take you about an hour (or less) to make from start to finish. Snow Banner SUPPLIES:
Kits:  Build a Banner Refill Kit #132699  OR Build a Banner Simply Created Kit #133507 Christmas Accessory Kit #132697
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay Silver Glimmer Paper
Marker:  Bermuda Bay Marker
Big Shot:  Circles Collection Framelits  #130911 Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies  #127553 OR get the Full Build a Banner Kit and use the Alphabet Stencils, Sponge Daubers, and either Silver Ink or Bermuda Bay ink
Punch:  3/4″ Circle Punch #119873  (Optional-if you want to add color to your clear buttons.)
Other:  Jumbo Sticky Rounds #127852 OR Glue Gun
Sticky Strip
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose 6 of the Banners in the Kit and choose the order you want them in.
2.  Cut 2 Bermuda Bay Scallop Circles using the largest (and only) Scallop Circle Framelit.  Add  the desired Snowflake from your Christmas Accessory Kit.  I punched a 3/4″ Bermuda Bay Circle to put under the clear buttons.  You can attach the card stock circle with either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.  Attach to Button to the center of your Snowflake the same way.  Add a Large Rhinestone from your Kit to the center of your Button.  Glue to the desired Banner.  Adhere decorated Scallop Circle to your first Banner with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut out your SNOW letters with your Big Shot and the Typeset Alphabet Dies and adhere them to the 2″ Circles that come in your Christmas Accessory Kit.  Go around the outside edges with your Bermuda Bay Marker so the letters will show up better.  OR stencil or write them onto the 2″ Circles that come in your Christmas Accessory Kit.  If you use the Silver ink go around the outside of the Stencil letters with your Bermuda Bay Marker so you can see the letters better.
4.  Assemble your Rosettes.  Fold on the Score Lines.  Attach Sticky Strip to one of the ends.  I usually put it underneath one end so the edge of the Rosette strip is against a fold line.  Flatten your Rosette with the back side up and pinch the center together.  Cover with a Jumbo Sticky Round.  Choose a 2″ Circle from your Christmas Accessory Kit to go on top of your Rosette.  Put 1/4 of a Sticky Round on the back of it and put in on the center front of your Rosette.  Repeat with the other three Rosettes.
5.  Add your Rosettes to the desired Banner by peeling the backing off the Jumbo Sticky Round OR use your Glue Gun.  (Glue guns don’t play nicely with me.  I almost always get burned badly so I now use Jumbo Sticky Rounds.  They work well  at holding the Rosette together AND holding it to the surface you want.)  Your Banner pieces are complete.
6.  String your Jute Twine from your Kit through the grommet holes.  I didn’t have enough Jute Twine left so I used some retired 3/8″ White Ribbon instead.  Tie loops at the ends so it hangs nicely from your nails in your wall or under your Fireplace Mantle.  Cut off the excess.
7.  Cut the 1″ wide Coastal Cabana Ribbon that comes in your Accessory Kit into five 6″ pieces.  Tie them in a knot between each of the Banners.  The Ribbon Knot helps keep the Banners from squishing together.  You can add some of the other Ribbons if desired. 8.  Hang your Snow Banner and enjoy the festive look it brings to your home!

Happy Winter Decorating! Nendy Kerr

Red & Green Merry Christmas Banner

We will be making this Merry Christmas Banner at my Class on Friday.  It is pretty easy to make.  There is a bit of cutting, but it goes quickly as everything but the letters are multiples.  This is a good project to work on while watching a favorite Christmas movie.  You should be able to finish your Banner in about 2 hours.  I will sure miss these Banners as I have had so much fun using them!
Make this Merry Christmas Banner in less than 2 hours!

SUPPLIES:
Kit:  Build a Banner Refill Kit #132699
Card Stock:  Real Red (about 6 sheets)
Gumball Green  (about 6 sheets)
Silver Glimmer Paper  (2 sheets with some left over)
Red Glimmer Paper (4″ x 6″ or so)
Big Shot:  Bigz Alphabet Typeset #127553
Festive Flurries Framelits #132193
Circle Collection Framelits #130911
Holiday Ornament Framelits #127816
Bigz Serif Essentials Alphabet (sorry-Retired.  You could use the smaller Typeset Alphabet)
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Ribbon #132135
Gumball Green Stitiched Satin Ribbon #126848
Pear Pizzazz  Chevron Ribbon #130011

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the order you want your Banner pieces in.
2.  Cutting:
~Merry with Typeset Alphabet dies from Red Glimmer Paper
~Cut one Ornament from Silver Glimmer Paper and two Ornaments (the same shape used before) from Real Red card stock.
~Cut 9 of the largest Festive Flurries Snowflakes
~Cut 5 Gumball Green Scallop Circles from the Circle Framelits.
~Cut 4 Real Red Scallop Circles.
~Real Red Letters:  C R S M S
~Gumball Green Letters:  H I T A
3.  Assembly.
~Merry Banner.  Ornament.  Cut one of the Real Red Ornaments in half lengthwise.  Cut the top and bottom tips off the other one leaving a strip of paper to glue to the back of the Silver Glimmer Paper Ornament.  Glue the top and bottom tips on first to the back of the Silver Glimmer Ornament leaving the desired Red Border showing.  Now glue the two halves of the Red Ornament to the back of the Silver Glimmer Ornament leaving the desired border showing.  Arrange the Merry Letters and the Ornament in the desired Positions.  Glue in place.
~Circles and Snowflakes.  Glue a Snowflake to each Circle.
~Line up your Banners in the order you want them.  Lay one Circle on each Banner in the order shown starting with the Merry, then alternate Gumball Green and Real Red Circles.
~Glue each letter on in order to spell Christmas.
~Thread the Jute Twine (included in your Kit) through all your Banners in the correct order.  Tie a loop at the ends to connect to the nail in your wall or under your Fireplace mantle.  Trim off the excess Jute Twine.
~Cut your Ribbon into 6″ pieces.  Three each of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon, Gumball Green Stitiched Satin, and Pear Pizzazz Chevron.
~Tie on the Ribbon over the Jute Twine in a knot:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Pear Pizzazz.  Repeat two more times.  Tie the knots tight enough to help keep your Banners from scrunching together.
4.  Step back and admire your Merry Christmas Banner!  The sparkly Snowflakes and Ornament look so much better in person than in the photo!

Happy Christmas Decorating!
Nendy Kerr

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Prince of Peace Christmas Card

I have enjoyed this Prince of Peace Christmas Stamp.  These words always bring to mind the song from Handel’s Messiah.  This is an elegant, yet quick & easy card.  Enjoy making one yourself!
Wonderful Christmas Bow Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Prince of Peace Single Stamp #134811
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181  OR Designer Series Paper  #132340
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Other:  Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Ribbon  #132135
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
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 Striped Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Cut about 6-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon.  Lay it in the desired position on the front of the Striped Paper.  Adhere the ends to the back with SNAIL.    You can also run a strip of SNAIL down the front of the card to hold the Ribbon in place.
3.  Stamp your image in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Deco Label Framelit.  Cut Red Glimmer Paper with the next larger Deco Label Framelit.  Adhere the two Label Framelits together using Dimensionals.  Adhere the Labels to the card front using Dimensionals.
4.  Loosely tie a knot with your Cherry Cobbler Ribbon.  I folded the ends together and snip the “V” ends at the same time.  Adhere the Knot over the Ribbon with Glue Dots.  I used 3-4 Glue Dots.
5.  Admire your Prince of Peach Christmas Card!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Christmas Star Card

These Merry Christmas Star cards were part of my Christmas Stamp a Stack in October.  Each person chose their favorite background design to make.  Most chose the Silver Glimmer version even if it involved more cutting.  Sorry, no Framelits to cut it out for you.  You just get to use scissors.  🙂
Christmas Star Card-Two versions

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Star Single Stamp #134813
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Silver Glimmer Paper for star background
Cherry Cobbler card stock OR Gold Foil Paper #132622 for “Merry”
Always Artichoke for star background
Big Shot:  Expressions Thinlits #132171
Other:
  Heat Tool
Gold Embossing Powder
Optional-Gold Glitter #132205
Old Olive Bow Embellishment #132148
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
Star with Always Artichoke background.
3a.  Stamp your Christmas Star in VersaMark ink onto Always Artichoke card stock.   You can use either plain Gold Embossing Powder or you can use a combination of Gold Embossing Powder (2 parts) and Gold Glitter (1 part-I used 1/2 teaspoon for each part).  Mix it well and use just like embossing powder.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Cut from star point to star point to form a pentagon shape.  Add the Old Olive bow embellishment if desired.
Star with Silver Glimmer Paper background.
3b.  Stamp your Christmas Star in VersaMark ink onto Whisper White card stock.   You can use either plain Gold Embossing Powder or you can use a combination of Gold Embossing Powder (2 parts) and Gold Glitter (1 part-I used 1/2 teaspoon for each part).  Mix it well and use just like embossing powder.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Cut out the Christmas Star with your scissors.  Add the Old Olive bow embellishment if desired.  Use Tombow Glue to attach your Star to the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Cut from star point to star point to form a pentagon shape.
Both Versions.
4.  Cut your “Merry” using the Expressions Thinlits  and your Big Shot.  You can choose either Cherry Cobbler card stock or Gold Foil Paper.  If using Gold Foil Paper use a newer cutting plate as the lines and dents from you cutting plate can damage the Gold Foil paper and give it a distressed look.  Always put Wax Paper between your Expression Thinlits and card stock before cutting.  Watch this video if you need more instructions.
5.  Position your Christmas Star and Merry as desired.  Adhere with Tombow Glue.
6.  Admire your Merry Christmas Star Card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Bird Card

This is a quick Christmas card to make if  you are doing multiples.  Enjoy!
Handmade Christmas Bird Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Calm Christmas  w#132736  c#132739
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations (Regals) #129955
Gold Foil #132622
Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Big Shot:  Oval Collection Framelits #129381
Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder #116824
Other:  Scissors
Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Heat Tool #129053
Stampin’ Sanding Block #129367
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Dimensionals
Optional:  Gold Glitter  #132205

INSTRUCTIONS:
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 Core’dinations at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run it through your Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.  Gently sand the raised flowers until you are happy with the look.  Blow off all the “dust”.  Adhere to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your Christmas Bird image with VersaMark ink on your plaid Designer Series Paper.   Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt embossing powder with your Heat Tool.  (Note:  If you want your bird to have more sparkle, mix 2 parts Gold embossing powder with 1 part Gold Glitter.  Mix well and use just like embossing powder.)
4.  Now for the only tricky part.  Use your scissors to cut around the leaf stem, around the leaves, and to the top of the bird’s head.  Fit on the desired size Oval Framelit with the branch ON TOP of the Framelit.  Adjust your cutting if needed.  Run Through your Big Shot.  Note:  The Oval Framelit will be a tight fit and may cut off part of the wing tip.
5.  Cutting your Gold Foil Oval.  You will want to use NEW cutting pads (or only slightly used) as the dents and lines from the cutting pads mark up your Gold Foil.  Cut the next larger size Oval than you used on your Bird.
6.  Adhere your Ovals together with Dimensionals and adhere the Ovals to your card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your elegant Christmas Bird Card!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Peace on Earth Christmas Card in Old Olive and Silver

You can make this Peace on Earth Christmas Card in Old Olive and Silver.  We will be making this card at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack Class on Friday.  It is pretty quick and easy, yet looks sparkly and elegant.
Peace on Earth Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamp:  Wonderful Blessing c#134779
Ink:  Old Olive
Card Stock:  Always Artichoke
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer
Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Big Shot:  Circle Collection Framelits #130911
Window Frames Collection Framelits  #129021
Other:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments #132150
Silver 1/8″ Ribbon  #132137
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Always Artichoke card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Season of Style Old Olive Polka Dot paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wrap your Silver Ribbon around twice at the top of your Polka Dot Paper.  Take two 6″ pieces of ribbon and tie a knot over the ribbon wrapped around the card.  Adhere your ribboned paper to your card base.
3.  Stamp your Wonderful Blessing/Peace on Earth stamp in Old Olive ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with the desired Circle Framelit.  Choose the Window Framelit just larger than your Circle.  Cut one from Silver Glimmer Paper.  Cut two from Always Artichoke card stock.
4.  Cut your two Always Artichoke Window Frames in half.  Put SNAIL adhesive on the back of your Silver Glimmer Paper.  Adhere the first two Window Frames leaving a small border outside your Silver Glimmer Paper.  Add more adhesive to the back the newly placed Always Artichoke Frames.  Place the other two halves making the border the same size as you did previously.  Use SNAIL to adhere the layered Window Frames to your card front.  Adhere your Peach on Earth Circle to the layered Windows with Dimensionals.
5.  Attach your Frosted Finishes Embellishment over your Star using 3-4 Glue Dots.
6.  Admire your Peace on Earth Christmas Card and all the silver sparkles.

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Happy Christmas Card Stamping!
Nendy

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Make this elegant Poinsettia Christmas card for your family and friends this year.  It is a fairly quick card to make.  Yes, you do have to hand cut the Poinsettia.  Sorry there is not a Framelit to help us out here.  We do use Edgelits to cut the side of the Gold Paper.  The magnetic platform is really nice for this project.
Poinsettia Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Joyful Christmas  w#131802  c#131805
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Brushed Gold #102935
Big Shot:  Adorning Accents Edgelits  #125595
Adorning Accents Embossing Folders  #135601
Other:  Gold Glitter  #132205  or Rhinestones or Pearls
Gold Embossing Powder  #109129
Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder  #122949
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Scissors or Paper Snips
Heat Tool

INSTRUCTIONS:
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 Brushed Gold card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use the Edgelit to cut each long side trying to have the pattern in the same position on each side.  It is easier if you have two Edgelits so you can cut both sides at the same time.
3.  Emboss the cut edges of your Gold card stock with your embossing folder making sure the same side is facing up on both sides.
4.  Stamp your Poinsettia in VersaMark ink on Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Cut out around edges with your scissors.  This goes pretty quickly.
5.  Position Poinsettia and sentiment as desired on Gold card stock.  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark ink and use Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  Adhere Gold card stock to card front with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
6.  Adhere Poinsettia to card front with plenty of Dimensionals.
7.  Add a drop of Tombow Glue to each center circle in your Poinsettia.  Sprinkle with Gold Glitter.  Set aside to dry.
8.  If you want you can emboss your envelope flap with the same embossing folder used on your card.

Happy Poinsettia Christmas Card Making!
Nendy

Festive Snowflake Card

Festive Flurries Snowflake CardWould you like a quick to make Snowflake card to get you through Winter and Christmas occasions?  Use the Festive Flurries Stamp Set (alone or Bundled with Framelits) and the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper OR Paper Stack.  Stamp in Bermuda Bay and Silver inks, add a few Rhinestones and you will have a great card that can be used for any occasion this winter.  You should be able to make this card in about 10 minutes the first time.  If you are making a lot do each step for all the cards you are making.

The Supplies are:
~Choose your Festive Flurries
Stamp Set alone  wood #131778  $39.95,  clear #131781  $29.95
Wood Bundle-Stamp set & Framelits  #133284  $54.95
Clear Bundle-Stamp Set & Framelits  #133285  $46.95
~Choose your Winter Frost papers
Designer Series Papers #132341  $12.95 (12 papers, 5 are double sided, 2 are single sided-including the striped one shown)
Paper Stack  #132183  $6.95  24 each of 2 double sided designs
~Choose your Bling
Basic Rhinestones
Large Rhinestones
Silver Glitter
Dazzling Details original
Dazzling Details-Silver Sparkle
~Card Stock
Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
~Inks Bermuda Bay
Encore Silver
~Adhesives
SNAIL adhesive or Tombow Glue
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 Designer Series Paper or Paper Stack paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Stamp your snowflakes.  I stamped the second largest in Bermuda Bay and two of the smallest in Silver.
4.  Cut out snowflakes using the coordinating Framelits.  If you don’t have the Framelits, cut them from point to point and you will have hexagon snowflakes.
5.  Adhere snowflakes to card using Dimensionals if desired.
6.  Add Rhinestones or Dazzling Details if desired.

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Happy Snowflake Stamping!
Nendy