Foxy Friends Skunk Card

Here is the last Foxy Friends card we made at my last class.  It is a cute little Skunk.  Enjoy making this cute skunk card for someone.
Foxy Friends-SkunkSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set + Fox Builder Punch #142326
Stamps:
 Fresh Fruit Photopolymer #141770
Ink & Marker:  Memento Black ink pad
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Basic Black
Watermelon Wonder
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141657
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Punch:  Scallop Tag Topper #133324
Blossom Builder #141469
Accents:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon #141426
Pearls
Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape #141659
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

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.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Let’s make our Skunk now.  Punch:
~Basic Black:  head, body, tail
~Whisper White:  Body, Face part, hair, tail
NOTE:  The easiest way to slim down the Tail stripe is to attach it to the sticky part of a Post-It note and hold it in the tail part of the punch trimming off the same width along one side.
~Flirty Flamingo (small flower on Blossom Builder Punch)
~Use the smallest Layering Oval Framelit on the Whisper White Body punch out to cut the white body front.
4.  Assemble and glue together:
~The Head:  Basic Black Head, Whisper White face piece and hair.  Use your Basic Black Marker to edge the hair.  Choose the Eyes & nose stamp you want and Stamp it on the white face piece with Memento Black ink.  Now add the Flower with a Pearl in the center.
~Body:  Glue the Whisper White oval cut out to the Basic Black Body.  Glue the Body to the Head.
~Tail:  Glue the Whisper White stripe to the Basic Black Tail.  Glue to the Body.
We are now finished with the Skunk.
5.  Cut your Whisper White Tag at 1-7/8″ x 4″.  Punch off the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Decide where to stamp your Fresh Fruit Circles, the stamp in Memento Black ink.
6.  Attach your Skunk to the Tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used half Dimensionals.
7.  Add your Washi Tape at the lower part of your Tag.
8.  Add your Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon to your Tag Hole.  I used about 6″ of Ribbon, folded it in half, then put the folded edge through the front of the Tag Hole.  I then threaded both ends through the ribbon loop at the back of the Tag Hole and pulled the Ribbon tight.  Attach the Tag to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, making sure one of the half Dimensionals is on the Ribbon.

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I hope you have as much fun making animals as I have with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

Foxy Friends Bunny Card

I saw a couple of Bunnies made with the Foxy Friends Bundle, but tweaked it so I was happy with the ears.  I hope you enjoy making your own version of this Bunny.
Foxy Friends-BunnySUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set + Fox Builder Punch  #142326
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Memento Black
Cucumber Crush
While Wasabi
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Chocolate Chip
Punch: Classic Label #141491
Other:  Stamping Sponges #141337
Paper Snips
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Let’s make the Bunny first.  You can use either a 1-1/2″ strip or a 2-1/2″ strip of Whisper White to punch out the Bunny Body, Head, and two Tails which become ears.  Punch out 1 Pink Pirouette Classic Label.  Fold it in half so the points match, then cut on the fold line.
2.  Hold the two “Ears” (Tail punch part) together and trim off the curved ends to get the shape of ears you want.  Trim the Pink Pirouette Label halves (at the same time) to get the inside of the Bunny Ears.  I had the pointed part of the Classic Label go at the bottom of the Ears.  Glue together.
3.  Trim the ears off the Bunny Head.  Choose the eyes and nose stamp you want.  Stamp the face.  It was easier to dot each eye on the Memento Black and the nose on the Flirty Flamingo ink pad, then to use Markers.  Make sure there is no excess ink on the stamp as it will end up on your Bunny.  Glue the ears to the head now.
4.  Stamp two Flirty Flamingo paws on the Bunny Body.  Glue the Body to the Head.
5.  Stamp the Tree Stump on Chocolate Chip card stock with Early Espresso ink.  Cut out.  All the small stuff is finished now.
6.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge the “Grass” with Crushed Cucumber ink at the bottom.  Stamp the multi-leaf stem in Wild Wasabi ink on the grass and at the top of the card front (Tree leaves).  Sponge the center with Soft Sky ink until you get the shade you like.
7.  Lay out the Tree Stump and the Bunny in the desired position.  Attach the stump first.  I attached the Bunny with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a sentiment if desired.
8.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Attach your card front to your card base.

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Have fun adding a Bunny to your collection of Foxy Friends animals.

 

Bunch of Blossoms Flower Card in Pinks

This is pretty quick Bunch of Blossoms flower card to make for any occasion.  The three-step stamping add a great look to the flower petals which coordinate with a punch so you do not have to cut them out.  Choose your favorite color(s) and make a rainbow of these flower cards.
Bunch of Blossoms flower card in Pinks

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Bunch of Blossoms Photopolymer stamps ” Blossom Builder Punch #142345
Ink:  Blusing Bride
Rose Red
Real Red
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Adhesives:  Glue Dots and/or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp four flower petals in a 1-1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock:
~Blushing Bride ink = most solid stamp
~Rose Red-stamp that looks like just part of a petal
~Real Red-outline stamp
3.  Punch out your petals by inserting your stamped strip through the left side.  This will let your petals come out whole.  If you insert the strip from the right, parts will be punched out of your petals.
4.  Decide where you want your flower.  Stamp your stem in Wild Wasabi ink.  Attach your flower petals with two Glue Dots on each petal.  Start with the petal at the top and overlap each petal a little.
5.  Stamp the 5 point flower in Wild Wasabi ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out.  Attach with Glue Dots or Tombow Glue to cover where the bottom of the petals meet.  Stamp a leaf in Wild Wasabi ink.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink.
7.  Stamp the small flowers in Rose Red Ink and the dotted centers in Real Red ink.

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This fun Bunch of Blossoms flower card is great for a variety of occasions and in lots of different colors.

Beautiful Bunch Birthday Card

Here is another quick card with flowers.  This time I used the Beautiful Bunch stamp set which also comes bundled with the Fun Flower Punch.  Enjoy making this card for your family and friends!  Change the stamps and papers for some variety.
Beautiful Bunch Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Beautiful Bunch stamp set + Fun Flower Punch  Wood #140258, Clear #140259
Stamps:  Beautiful Bunch stamp set only  Wood #134279, Clear #134282
Tin of Cards  Photopolymer #138946
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Whisper White
Real Red
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper  #135315
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #140548
Punches:  2″ Circle Punch #133782
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch #118874
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Other:  Metal Rimmed Pearls  #138394
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your flowers with Real Red ink making sure to stay about 1/8″ -1/4″ away from the fold.
3.  Cut your flower paper at 1-1/4″ x 6″.  Attach to card base about 1/8″ – 1/4″ from fold line.  Cut your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper at 3/8″ x 6″.  Attach next to flower paper.  Trim away the papers that hang over the edge.  I left these papers a little longer than necessary so they would not be too short as that has been happening to me a lot lately.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2″ Circle Punch leaving some blank space at the top of the circle for the flower.
5.  Punch a 2-3/6″ Scallop Circle from Real Red card stock.  Attach to Happy Birthday Circle and card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Punch an Itty Bitty Accents Flower from Real Red card stock.  Bend the petals up around the center.  Attach to your Happy Birthday circle with 2 Glue Dots.  Peel the yellowish backing from the Metal Rimmed Pearl and put in the center of your Itty Bitty Flower.
7.  You can stamp Flowers on your Envelope Flap if desired.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Easter Bunny Punch Art Card-Updated

I have decided to update the Bunny Card I made a few years ago.  I hope you like this one just as much!

Here is the NEW one:
Easter Bunny Card-Updated

Here is the Original one.  You can find the Supply List and Instructions HERE.
Bunny Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes   Wood #128748, Clear #127802
Ink:
  Black StazOn
Basic Black Marker
Signo White Gel Pen #105021  OR Chalk Marker #132133
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Basic Black
Cucumber Crush
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits  #129381
Decorataive Dots embossing folder  #133520
Polka Dots embossing folder  #133739
Punches:  Large Oval  #119855
Word Window  #119857
Washi Label  #138296
Itty Bitty Accents #133787
3/4″ Circle  #119873
Other:  Fringe Scissors  #133325
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sky card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Put your card front in the Polka Dot embossing folder with the card back on the outside behind the embossing folder.  Make sure the dots for the card front are sinking down so they will be raised when you are finished.
2.  Cut a 1″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Cucumber Crush card stock.  Put Tear & Tape along one 5-1/2″ edge.  Use your Fringe Scissors to cut “grass” down to the Tear & Tape.  Attach to the lower edge of your card front.
3.  Cut out your Bunny Head and Ears from Whisper White card stock and Oval Framelits.  I used the smallest  Oval for the ears.  Choose the size you want for the Head.
4.  Assemble your Bunny.
~Punch two Pink Pirouette Large Ovals for the inside of the ears.  Glue to the Whisper White ears.  Let dry for while your find your Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Lay both ears in the Embossing Folder and run through your Big Shot.
~Punch two Basic Black 3/4″ Circles for the Bunny Eyes.
~Punch the Itty Bitty Accents Heart from Pink Pirouette card stock for the nose.
~Lay the Bunny Head on the bottom right corner of your card front at a slight angle.  It should extend off the card front a little on both the side and the bottom.
~Lay the eyes and the nose on the Bunny Head.  Position the ears where you want them, making sure the one will not extend over the card base.
~Attach the parts:  Ears with Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.  Eyes with Tombow Glue.  Draw the white eye parts with your White Gel Pen or Chalk Marker.
~Remove the nose and draw the whiskers and the mouth with your Basic Black Marker.
~Attach the Heart Nose with a Stampin’ Dimensional cut in half.  You might have to cut off a little bit.
5.  Attach your Bunny to your card front with lots of Dimensionals.  Make sure the one ear is touching the top of the card.  Place your Bunny at an angle.
6.  Stamp Happy Easter with Black ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Word Window Punch.  Use the Washi Label Punch to punch a Label from Cucumber Crush card stock.  Attach the two together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Easter and Spring!
Nendy Kerr

Grateful Bunch Flower Card

Here is the last Grateful Bunch card for this week.  I hope these cards have given  you some ideas for using this versatile Stamp set and punch.  Enjoy making cards with YOUR OWN Grateful Bunch Bundle!
Grateful Bunch Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Grateful Bunch Bundle Photopolymer stamps + Punch #140801
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Perfect Plum
Pink Pirouette
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #133737
Punch:  See Bundle above
Other:  Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue
Stamping Sponge wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with your Lovely Lace embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White card stock in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Cut out with the desired size of Deco Label Framelit.  While at your Big Shot, also cut out the largest Deco Label Framelit from Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the Lace image in Blackberry Bliss ink all across the die cut.  Sponge the edges of both die cuts.  Attach both die cuts together and to the card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp the 3 Flowers twice in Blackberry Bliss ink on Perfect Plum card stock.  Make sure the two larger flowers are against the edge of the card stock to make punching easier.  Punch out.  Also punch twice from the Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Curl the Perfect Plum petals with your Bone Folder or fingers.  Attach the Perfect Plum Flowers to the Blackberry Bliss Flowers with 2-3 Glue Dots per flower.  Attach flowers to the card as shown with 2-3 Glue Dots each.  Add a Rhinestone to the center of each Flower.
5.  You can also emboss the flap of your envelope.  Watch this Video to see how easy it is.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Valentine Heart Banner Card

This fun Valentine Heart Banner Card is perfect for almost anyone!  It is also easy to make.  Have fun making several of your own!
Valentine Heart Banner CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #  Heart
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine
Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Scotch Tape

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.  Cut a Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Lay out the Baker’s Twine.  Use the Scotch Tape (adhesive on one side) to hold the ends and the middle in place on the back of the card front.
3.  Stamp where desired in Real Red ink.
4.  Punch 11 or so Red Glimmer Paper Hearts using the Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch.  Attach the hearts with Glue Dots to the Baker’s Twine and outside corners of the card.
5.  You now have a Valentine Card you can give to someone special!

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Quick Tip: Extending your Word Window Punch

Do you have a stamp that looks like it will be perfect for the Word Window Punch except it ends up being too long?  Watch this short video to help you solve this problem.

This Video is less than 2 minutes long!

SUPPLIES:
card stock cut at 3/8″ plus about 1″ longer than your sentiment
Word Window Punch #119857
Word Window Punch by Stampin' Up!

Happy Word Window Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Birthday in Pink & Purple with some Sparkle

My granddaughter’s birthday is today so I used the Party Wishes Bundle to make her a card in Pink Pirouette, with a little Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, and Blushing Bride.  You can make this card with any colors the Birthday Girl or Birthday Boy likes.
Lillian's Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Party Wishes  Wood #140651, Clear #140961 (Bundle with Party Punch Pack Wood #141073, Clear #141071)
Ink:  Rose Red
Elegant Eggplant
Elegant Eggplant Marker
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper #140550
Punch:  Party Punch Pack #140608  (See Bundles above)
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue, Fast, Fuse, OR SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run the edges across your Rose Red ink pad.  Watch This Video for card stock edging techniques.
3.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” and “Make a Wish” in Rose Red ink.
4.  Stamp two balloons in Elegant Eggplant ink on each side of the Make a Wish.
5.  Draw three strings for each set of balloons.
6.  Punch out two Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper Balloons.  Attach with a Dimensional to card front in between each set of balloons.
7.  Attach your completed card front to the card base.
8.  Stamp Balloons on the envelope if desired.

You can purchase all the supplies for this project from My Online Store.

Happy Birthday Card Making!

Elf Fry Box, Santa Fry Box, and Snowman

My friend, Deborah, has been busy and shared a few Christmas projects with me.  Two Christmas Fry Boxes-an Elf and Santa Claus, and a Snowman.  I will give you the basic supply list.
Elf Fry BoxELF BOX SUPPLIES
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966
Chevron Embossing Folder  #127749
Top Note Bigz Die (retired)
Labels Framelits (Retired)
Punches:  Scallop Circle and smaller Circle (I am not sure what sizes-My guess would be at least 1-3/4″ for the Scallop Circle)
Petite Curly Label (retired)
1/2″ Circle for the end of the boot
Tips:
1.  The legs are about 1″ x 3-3/4″ long and go all the way to the bottom of the Fry Box.
2.  Cover where the Top Note Boot meets the legs with a scallop circle decoration.
3.  If you are putting something heavy in your Fry Box put tape on both side edges.
4.  Cut just the front of the Fry Box and run it through your Chevron Embossing Folder.
5.  The Black 1/2″ belt only goes on the front and both sides.
6.  The Silver belt buckle is 1-1/8″ high x 1-1/4″ wide.
7.  The sentiment was typed on the computer, printed on card stock, the cut out with Framelits.  Layer the next larger Framelit under it and tie it to your treat.
Have your elf
a merry
little
Christmas

Santa Claus Fry BoxSANTA FRY BOX SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966
Oval Framelits #129381
Mustache Framelit (retired)
Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851 for White hat fur and beard
Circle Framelits #130911 for the Silver neckline at the front
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859 for the face
1/2″ Circle for the nose #119869
Owl Punch #118074 large circles for the eyes
Word Window #119857 for the tongue (hand cut the pink for underneath)
Tips:
1.  Cut an Oval that is about 2-3/4″ wide for the head and hat to go on.
2.  Cut one large Wonderful Wreath to form the hat fur and the beard.
3.  Punch all the Face pieces.  Lay them out and then attach them.
4.  Choose two Circle Framelits to cut the silver neckline with.  Remember when you are holding them up that Framelits cut on the INSIDE of the circle.
5.  The 1/2″ x  2-3/4″ belt only goes on the front of the Fry Box.
6.  The Belt Buckle is 1″ square.  The Black inside is 1/2″ square glued on top.

Snowman Tag or OrnamentSNOWMAN TAG OR ORNAMENT SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  Circle Framelits #130911
Punches:  retired Snowflake punch for arms (I don’t remember the name) Maybe use the Tree Builder Punch
1/4″ circles for eyes  (she used Black Rhinestones)
1/16″ for thread to go through
Tips:
1.  The circle diameters are:  1-3/8″, 2-1/2″, 3-1/4″.  You can use either the Circle Punches or the Circle Framelits to make your circles.
2.  Sponge around the edges with either dark gray or black.
3.  Attach the circles together with Dimensionals.
4.  Hand cut the nose.  Tie a bow and attach it with Glue Dots.

Merry Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Poinsettia Christmas Card

This quick and easy Poinsettia Christmas Card looks like you did lots of stamping and coloring…… BUT you just punch the flower out of the patterned paper!  The only thing you stamp is the sentiment.
Poinsettia Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six Sayings (Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess) Wood #139849, Clear #139852
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Very Vanilla
Mossy Meadow
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper #139592
Big Shot:  Circle Framelits #130911
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle  #120906
Other:  Fast Fuse
Dimensionals
Iced Rhinestones #139637
Very Vanilla 1-1/4″ Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon #139616

INSTRUCTIONS
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Very Vanilla card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your greeting in Real Red ink.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Green patterned paper at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Add the 1-1/4″ Ribbon to the front of the Green Patterned paper attaching the ribbon with Fast Fuse to the back of the Green patterned paper.  Now attach it to your card base just above your greeting.
4.  Use the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch to punch the Poinsettia from your patterned paper.  Use the desired size of Circle Framelit to cut a Mossy Meadow Circle just larger than your 2-1/2″ Poinsettia.  Attach your Poinsettia and Mossy Meadow circle together with Fast Fuse.  Attach the layered Circles to your card front with Dimensionals.  Add an Iced Rhinestone or other embellishment to the center of your Poinsettia.
5.  You now have another Christmas Card to give.

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Reindeer Baker’s Box

This quick and easy Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Baker’s Box is perfect for Christmas treat and gift-giving.  Punch and glue and you are done.
Rudolph Baker's BoxSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Basic Black OR Early Espresso for eyes
Early Espresso for antlers
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Punches:  1/4″ Circle Punch  #134364
1/2″ Circle Punch  #119869
Bird Builder  #117191
Tree Builder  #138295
Other:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape (to assemble box)
Red Striped 1/8″ Ribbon #139615
Home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut out and assemble the Baker’s Box.  Watch this Video for more detailed cutting and assembly instructions.
2.  Punch and cut out all the parts.  Attach with Tombow Glue.
~Bird Builder Punch:  2 Crumb Cake Wings for Rudolph’s ears.  Attach to the top front as shown.
~Tree Builder Punch:  2 Early Espresso Trees for antlers.  Attach inside the top back positioned as shown.
~1/2″ Circle Punch:  2 Whisper White for Eyes.
~1/4″ Circle Punch:  2 Basic Black OR Early Espresso for Eyes.  Glue both eye parts together and then attach to box.
~Nose options:  Large Red Enamel Dot OR 1/4″ Red Circle.  Attach just above fold.
~1/4″ x 10″ Red Glimmer Paper for collar.  Attach just above the middle of the lower box.
3.  Tie closed with 1/8″ Red Striped Ribbon.

Happy Christmas Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Square Pillow Box Snowman

This fun Square Pillow Box Snowman is the perfect size to put treats or small gifts.  He is also fairly quick to make.
Square Pillowbox SnowmanSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Basic Black
Tangelo Twist or other orange for “nose”
Real Red
Big Shot:  Square Pillowbox Framelits #139657
Punches:  3/4″ Circle #119873
1/2″ Circle  #119869
Punch Corner Rounder  #135346
Petite Petals #133322
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut two Square Pillowboxes from Thick Whisper White card stock.  I just fold a sheet of card stock in half and cut both at the same time.  Assemble your Square Pillowbox.    Watch this Video if you need instructions on cutting and basic assembly.
2.  Punching and Cutting:
~Eyes.  Two Basic Black 3/4″ Circles Punch
~Mouth:  Five Basic Black 1/2″ Circles Punch
~Flower: Real Red Petite Petal Punch
~Nose:  Free hand cut.  The center edge is 1-1/4″ and the point is 2-1/4″ but 2″ would have been better.
~Hat Brim: 1″ x 5″
~Hat Top:  2-1/4″ x 3″
3.  Assembly:
~Glue the Hat Brim to the Hat Top overlapping about 1/2″ or so.  Round the top two corners of the Hat Top with your Corner Punch.  Add the Flower and the Iced Rhinestone to the side of the Hat as shown.
~Position the eyes and mouth circles and the “nose” where you want them.  Glue in place.  Use either a Chalk Marker OR Signo White Gel Pen to make the marks on the eyes.
4.  Fill with either treats or a gift.

Merry Christmas Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Three Trees Card

This fun Grateful Fall Card has three punched Fall trees.  It is pretty quick and easy to make.
Three Trees Punch Art CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sprinkles of Life  Photopolymer #
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
So Saffron
Soft Sky
Whisper White
Early Espresso
Big Shot:  Seasonal Frame Thinlits #139658
Punch:  Tree Builder #138295
Other:  Tombow Glue
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut some Whisper White card stock at 2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut Soft Sky card stock at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to the Whisper White card stock.
3.  Stamp 3 Tree Leaves in Tangerine Tango ink on So Saffron card stock.  Punch out with the Tree Builder Punch.  Also punch out the three Tree trunks and branches from Early Espresso card stock..  Lay them on the Soft Sky card stock in the desired positions.  I just glued the two outside tree parts down.  The center tree has Dimensionals under the Leaves with the tree branches glued on to the leaves.  I glued the Trunk down, but wish I would have used Dimensionals under it.
4.  Cut your “Grateful” from So Saffron card stock.  Position the 3 Trees Panel and the Grateful.  Attach the Tree Panel first-I used Tombow Glue.  Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the Grateful.  Be careful to not squeeze out too much glue.  I have found it helpful to place the word down, then use a Kleenex to press the word down.  The Kleenex comes up easily and I don’t leave glue finger prints on the card.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Guest Stamper: Deborah’s Christmas Gift Tags

My friend Deborah made these Christmas Tags for me as a Thank You.  Use these ideas as a starting point to creating some Christmas Tags of your own.  She used Stamps and ink, the Oh What Fun stamp set, Punches, Her Big Shot and some Framelits, stickers, silver embossing powder, gold cord, Baker’s Twine, Ribbons, and Rhinestones.  So grab some supplies and a Christmas movie and have fun making some Christmas Tags!
Deborah's Tag 1She used the retired Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Punch.

Deborah Tag 2She used the Oh What Fun stamp set and the retired Snowflake punch.

Deborah Tag 3She used the Bird Builder Punch, the Corner Rounder Punch, and the Merry Everything stamp set.

Deborah Tag 4She used the Oh What Fun stamp set, the retired Labels Framelits, and a circle punch.

If you don’t want to come up with the ideas yourself, just get the Oh What Fun Project Kit and Stamp Set.  If you buy them from me I will send you the Tutorial FREE.  OR you can buy the Tutorial HERE.

Happy Halloween Pumpkin Treat Holder

Need a last minute Halloween Treat Holder?  Make this Halloween Pumpkin Treat Holder in just a few minutes.  Put your treats in a cello bag and attach it inside this Jack O’Lantern.
Halloween Pumpkin Treat HolderSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Tangelo Twist
Basic Black
Garden Green
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906 (for smile)
Tree #135859 (for eyes and nose)  You can also just hand cut the eyes and nose.
Banner #133519 (for stem)
Bird Builder #117191 (for Vine)
1/8″ Handheld Circle #134365
Other:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags #102757
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card stock at 3-1/4″ x 7″ and 3-1/4″ x 9″.  Score the 7″ piece at 2″ on one end.  Score the 9″ piece at 2″ on both ends.  Fold Score Lines.  Glue together a 2″ section of each piece together to form the bottom of your Treat Holder.  Fold the top 2″ tab over to the Back.  Hold the top pieces together and punch two 1/8″ holes through all layers for your Baker’s Twine.  Now thread your Baker’s Twine through.  You have the hard part done.
2.  Punch:
~three Festive Trees from Basic Black card stock.  Trim two down to size for the eyes and the last one even shorter for the nose.
~half of a  2-1/2″ Circle from Basic Black card stock.  Cut notches as desired for teeth.
~Banner  from Garden Green for stem
~Leaves from the Bird Builder punch for the vine from Garden Green card stock.
3.  Glue all your punched pieces on.
4.  Fill your Cellophane Bag with Treats and close.  Use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to hold the bag inside your Jack O’Lantern.

Happy Halloween!
Nendy Kerr

Finish Festive Trees Card-Punch Mat Video

This video shows you how to make a Mat to go under your Note Tag Punch sentiment to finish the Festive Flower Poinsettia Card from last week.  This technique can be used with any punch and a variety of Framelits if they don’t have the Mat width you want.

This video is 5 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason for the Season   Photopolymer #139730
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Punch:  Note Tag #135860
Other:  Snail Adhesive
Dimensionals

TIPS:
Try this technique with a variety of Punches and Framelits.
1.
 Stamp & punch out your sentiment.
2.  Punch out TWO Real Red card stock Note Tag Punch images.  Cut one horizontally in half and the other vertically in half.
3.  Position the cut halves to decide if you want to layer the horizontal or vertical layers first.
4.  Cover the back of your sentiment punch with Snail.  Position the layers in the order you decided in Step 3.
5.  Add to your card with Dimensionals.

Happy Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Circle Flower Card

This card celebrates flowers and uses the English Garden Designer Series Paper along with a punch art flower.  This is another quick and easy card.
English Garden Punch Art Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  And Many More  Wood #134273, Clear #134276, French #135537
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Mint Macaron
Rose Red
Wild Wasabi
English Garden Designer Series Paper  #138440
Big Shot:  Flower Fair Framelits #133731
Punches:
 Washi Label  #138296
1-3/4″ Circle #119850
1″ Circle  #119868
Other:  White Jute Ribbon  #137904
Brights Designer Buttons  #130028
White Baker’s Twine  #124262
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mint Macaron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette Layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your English Gardens paper at 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Attach to Pink Pirouette layer.
4.  Punch your 1″ and 1-3/4″ Circles from Rose Red card stock.  Sponge the edges if desired.  Layer together with Dimensionals.  Thread your White Baker’s Twine through the button holes and tie a bow.  Attach button to flower with 2 Glue Dots.
5.  Cut out two leaves using the Flower Fair Framelits, your Big Shot, and Wild Wasabi card stock.  (Or just use scissors to cut your leaves.)  Attach your leaves to the bottom of the 1-3/4″ Circle using Glue Dots, Snail, or Fast Fuse.  Attach Dimensionals to the Bottom of the Flower and Glue Dots to the tips of the leaves.
6.  Attach your Jute Ribbon to your card front with Glue Dots.  I put one one each corner at the ends.  Now attach your Flower and leaves in the desired position.
7.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Rose Red ink.  Punch out with the Washi Label punch.  Attach to the ribbon with Dimensionals.
8.  Send this flower card to brighten someone’s day!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

“Awesome” Butterfly Card in Yellows

I decided to tweak THIS Card and make another Awesome card, this time with Butterflies instead of flowers.  We will be making this card on Saturday with about 30 ladies who are all beginning stampers.  Hope it gives you some ideas for changing your cards.
Original Card:  Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower CardNew Card:
Awesome Butterfly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News  Wood #134015, Clear #134018, French #135540
Ink:  Delightful Dijon
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Crushed Curry
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Fluttering Embossing Folder #139304
Punches:  Elegant Butterfly #127526
Bitty Butterfly  #129406
Scallop Tag Topper  #133324
Banner Triple  #138292  to make the “V” notch at the end of the tag
Other:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine  #132975
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″/  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the NEW larger Fluttering embossing folder.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White Tag at 1-3/4″ wide by at least 5-1/2″ long.  Stamp your sentiment in Delightful Dijon ink.  I stamped mine close to the lower edge and centered it on the tag.  I then punched the top end using the Scallop Topper Punch, and the other end with the Banner Triple Punch.  OPTION:   You can punch the ends first, then do the stamping.  Doing this will make it easier to get your sentiment stamped in the center.  This is what I will encourage my ladies at class to do.
4.  Thread about 6″ of Baker’s Twine through the Tag hole.
5.  Punch out a large and small butterfly from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Attach with Glue Dots in the desired positions.
6.  You are finished and ready to send it to an Awesome someone.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Quick Sheltering Tree Card

Here is a quick card using the Sheltering Tree Stamp set, two ink pads, and the Banner Triple Punch.  Choose your two ink colors (you can choose more if you want).  I chose Garden Green and Chocolate Chip.
Quick Sheltering Tree CardSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Sheltering Tree Photopolymer #137163  French #138232
Ink:  Garden Green
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Scissors
Paper Trimmer
Dimensionals
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Take your scissors (scissors with a longer blade were easier for me) and cut wavy lines along the edges.  The edges do not have to be even.
3.  Make sure and stamp on top of your Stampin’ Pierce Mat for good results.  Stamp your Tree Leaves in Garden Green ink on your Whisper White card front towards the top, leaving about a 3/8″ border at the top of the card stock.
4.  Stamp your Tree Trunk in Chocolate Chip over the Tree Leaves.
5.  Stamp your Grass in Garden Green at the bottom of your Tree Trunk.
6.  You could just stamp your sentiment under your grass in Chocolate Chip ink if you want.  OR if you mess up…….  Stamp your sentiment in Chocolate Chip on a piece of 1/2″ high x 4-1/4″ long Whisper White card stock.  Trim with the Banner Triple Punch.  Cut your Garden Green Banner at 1″ x 4-1/4″.  Trim with the Banner Triple Punch.  Layer the Banners with Dimensionals and attach to your card front.
TIP:  You might want to make a pencil line where you want the tips (longest ends) of your Banners to end.  Just make sure to punch off your line.  Otherwise, there is a lot of guesswork and wasted paper.
7.  Attach your card front to your card base.  I used lots of half Dimensionals.
8.  Send it to someone and bring a smile to their day when they get their mail.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr