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

Sprinkles of Life Cupcake Birthday Card

This Birthday Card uses the Cherry On Top paper and the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating Tree Builder Punch.  Choose your colors.  This paper coordinates with Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White.  Choose colors that Birthday Boy or Girl will like.  Lots of combinations are available.
Sprinkles of Life Cupcake Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer #139971, French #140038
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder (or color of your choice)
Markers:  2015-2017 In Color Markers #138333
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Watermelon Wonder
Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #138443
Punches:  Tree Builder #138295
2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Sponge wedge
Baker’s Twine of your choice  I used Silver Baker’s Twine #132976
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  (I would use either Bermuda Bay or Pool Party for the Birthday Boy.)
2.  Cut your Balloon print paper at 2″ wide.  Make sure your print is going the correct direction.  Put the bottom into the Banner Triple Punch to cut the notch off the bottom.   Wasn’t that fun and easy!  Sponge around the edges with Watermelon Wonder ink if desired.  Attach with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
3.  Stamp the cupcake liner with Tip Top Taupe ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your “Cloud/Frosting” in Watermelon Wonder ink on top of the cupcake liner on the Whisper White card stock AND on some Watermelon Wonder card stock.  Punch out the Watermelon Wonder card stock Frosting.
4.  Color the candle with the Watermelon Wonder  marker and the flame with the Delightful Dijon marker.  Remoisten and stamp so the candle only sticks above the frosting about 1/2″.  Punch out the whole cupcake with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  If your candle is too tall you can use an Oval Framelit. Now sponge around the edge with Watermelon Wonder ink.
5.  Finish the cupcake by coloring the cupcake liner with the Delightful Dijon marker.  Layer on the Watermelon Wonder Frosting with Dimensionals.  Tie a Baker’s Twine bow and attach with a Glue Dot or Tombow Glue.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Circle and position on the card front.
6.  Your card is now ready to give to the Birthday Girl or Boy.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Gold Bow Card

I am excited to finally be able to use the Bow Punch!  I pictured this card in my head in Gold.  You could also make it in Silver or any other color if you want.  This is a great card to hand-deliver to someone special, perhaps with a gift.
Gold Bow Card

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Brushed Gold #102935
Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum #133363
Gold Foil  #132622
Gold Glimmer Paper  #133719
Whisper White
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:  Glue Dots
Bone Folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Brushed Gold card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Polka Dot Vellum and Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put Glue Dots on the back side of the outer Polka Dots and attach to the Whisper White card stock.  Trim if necessary.  Attach to your card base.
3.  You will need to punch twice for each bow for a total of 4 Gold Foil and 2 Gold Glimmer Paper.  Use your Bone Folder to curl the long Bow piece between the two end tabs.  Also curl one of the center pieces for each bow.  (You will have extra of this piece.)
4.  Assemble your Bow.  Put a Glue Dot on one tab of the long Bow piece and attach the two tabs together.  Repeat for the second long Bow piece.  Attach the two Bow pieces together with a Glue Dot on the center tab.  Now attach the ribbon ends with Glue Dots on the center tabs.  You might also want to add a second Glue Dot close to the center tab to keep the Ribbon end in place better.  Now put a Glue Dot on the center back of your Bow pieces.  Place the end of the small Center piece in the center of the Glue Dot, then wrap it around your Bow layers and attach it tightly to the Glue Dot.  It should meet perfectly!  (or really close to perfectly!!)
5.  Assemble your other two Bows.
6.  Lay your Bows in the desired positions on your card front.  Attach each Bow to the card using three Glue Dots: one in the center back, one on each part of the Ribbon back.
7.  Write on the inside of your Gilded card.
Note:  This card will NOT fit inside a regular envelope unless you flatten the Bows.  I would not recommend flattening the Gold Foil Bows as you will leave Bone Folder marks.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Bunny Treat Box

This Tiny Treat Box decorated with a Punch Art Bunny is ready for Easter or a Spring Treat or small gift.  It is pretty quick to make.  Just two punches and two Markers to make it.  Yes, I did draw on the face.  You can use the Owl Punch for eyes if you want or use googly eyes.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.  You can even let the children draw the face themselves.  It will be cute whoever draws it!
Bunny Box

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood #128748, Clear #127802
And Many More  Wood #134273,  Clear #134276
Ink:  Black StazOn
Markers:  Basic Black
Blushing Bride
Punches”  1-3/4″ Circle  #119850
Large Oval  #119855
Other:  Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon #114319
Silver Ribbon  #132137
Fast Fuse
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Punch one 1-3/4″ Circle and two Large Ovals from Whisper White card stock.
2.  Color the pink parts of the Large Oval ears with your Blushing Bride Marker.
3.  Draw the eyes with your Basic Black Marker.  Draw your triangle nose with your Blushing Bride Marker.  Now draw you mouth and whiskers with the fine tip of your Basic Black Marker.
4.  Put Glue Dots on the bottom front of each ear and attach to the back of your Bunny Head.  If desired, tie a small bow with Silver Ribbon (or another color) and attach to your Bunny as a Bow Tie.
5.  Stamp the Sentiments on the top flap of your Tiny Treat Box.
6.  Measure 6″ of Organza Ribbon cutting the ends at an angle if desired.  Attach to your Tiny Treat Box sides and back with Fast Fuse.  I did fold my box to make sure which side was the front.  It is easier to put the Ribbon on the box when it is flat.
7.  Since the Bunny Head will make it hard to open your box, fold a 3″ piece of Organza Ribbon in half and staple to the lid flap of your box.
8.  Assemble your box:  The flap with the “U”, the sides, then tuck in the long flap.  Flatten from the inside if necessary.  You can put your treats or small gift in now.
9.  Now use Fast Fuse or Glue Dots to attach your Bunny to the front of your Tiny Treat Box.

Happy Easter!
Nendy Kerr

Stars & Hearts Anniversary Card

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp your sentiment in Silver ink.  Let dry for a few seconds.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.
3.  Punch your Hearts from the Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Lay on the card front in the position you want.  Now punch your small stars from Daffodil Delight card stock.  Put a dot of Tombow Glue on an embossed Night of Navy Star and glue your punched star on top of an embossed star.  Do this until you have as many stars as you want above your hearts.
4.  Now lay your sparkly Hearts on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Cover each Heart with Crystal Effects.  Let dry for 4-5 hours or overnight.  (You can just use the Hearts without the Crystal Effects if you want.)
5.  After your Crystal Effects has dried on your Hearts, trim any overhanging Crystal Effects from around the edges of your Hearts with Paper Snips.  Glue onto your card.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Itty Bitty Banners Framelit.  Color the edges with your Daffodil Delight Marker.  Attach to Hearts with Glue Dots.
7.  If you want to add some excitement to the envelope you can use the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder on the envelope flap.  Watch this Video to show you how to do this.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Butterfly Basics Easter Card

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

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

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

Happy Easter Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Daffodil Delight Border & Flower Card

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use the Finishing Touch Edgelits on the long side of the card stock leaving about 1/4″ from the edge.  When cutting the second edge just move the Edgelit to the other side of the card stock.  We did need to use Post it Notes to hold it in place even with the Magnetic Platform.
3.  Stamp your Border Flowers with Memento Black ink along both the Finishing Touches Borders you just cut.  Color the flowers, leaves and stems with Markers.
4.  Stamp your Flower with Daffodil Delight.  We needed the Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a good image with the Photopolymer stamp.  Punch out with the Scallop Punch.  Cut between every other petal down about halfway.  Now curl with your Bone Folder.  Then place in the palm of your hand and round your palm to help the petals for a nice shape.  I know this last part sounds weird, but it does help the flower look better.  Use Glue Dots to attach to the center of your card front.
5.  Use 2-3 Glue Dots on the back of the Something Borrowed embellishment and attach it to the center of your flower.
6.  You now have a bright, happy card you can use for any occasion.

Happy Flower Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Irresistable Blackberry Sponged Background

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Emily’s Wedding Card

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

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

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

Happy Wedding Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Sliding Flower Card

I wanted to make a Sliding Flower card after making the Sliding Valentine Cards.  This card follows the same steps as shown in the Sliding Valentine video.  Enjoy making things slide!
Sliding Flower Card-Closed

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Petal Potpourri  Wood #137141, Clear #138586 (Bundle with Flower Medallion Punch Wood #138876, Clear #138877)
Perpetual Calendar (leaves) Photopolymer #137167
Yippee Skippee  Wood #131341, Clear #131344, MDS #134856
Petite Petals  Wood #133152, Clear #133155
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Garden Green
Metallic Silver #132142
Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant
Wisteria Wonder
Whisper White
Punch:  Hexagon #130919
Flower Medallion #137417 (Also see Bundles above)
Other:  Silver 1/8″ Ribbon #132137
Tombow Glue
Sticky Strip
Dimensionals
Stapler
Sliding Flower Card-Open

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Watch this video for the basic instructions.
2.  Card Stock measurements:
~Elegant Eggplant card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 1/4″ at one end and about 4-3/8″ from the other end.  The end with the 1/4″ flap is the card front.
~Wisteria Wonder card front:  3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
~Whisper White inside:3-3/4″ x 5″, and about 3/4″ x 3″
3.  Stamp your Wisteria Wonder card front using the Petite Petals flower stamps and Elegant Eggplant ink.  Also stamp the leaves from the Perpetual Calendar stamp set in Garden Green on your card front.  Attach to your card front (the side with the tab) making sure it is going the direction you want.  Cut down the center at about 2″ leaving 1″ uncut at the top and bottom.  (See video.)  Punch out the half Hexagon from the top of your card and save the punched piece for later.
4.  Stamp your Petal Potpourri flower on Elegant Eggplant card stock with Silver Ink.  Punch out.  Put Dimensionals on the end of the 3/4″ x 3″ strip of Whisper White.  Attach to the back of your punched flower.  Slip the end of the Whisper White strip through the slit your cut.  Open the card so you are now working on the inside.  Position your flower as desired, and yes, the strip will most likely be crooked, but it doesn’t matter.  Add Sticky Strip to the Whisper White Strip leaving about 1/4″ space between the end of the Sticky Strip and the slit.  Remove Sticky Strip backing.  Center the 3-3/4″ x 5″ Whisper White piece and align with the top of your card.  Press down on the area with the Sticky Strip.
5.  Add Sticky Strip to the 1/4″ side tab and gently close, making sure the edges of the card stock are even so the Sticky Strip is all inside the card.  Some cards are slightly rounded which makes the inside slide easier.  However, it really annoys some people to have a card that is not flat.  Use a Bone Folder to flatten out your card if desired.
6.  Line up the Whisper White inside with the card front.  Glue on the half Hexagon punched shape to the Whisper White in the punched space so it fits perfectly.  Hold glued shaped for a few seconds.  Pull open the card.  Cut about 2-3″ of Silver Ribbon.  Fold into a “V” shape.  Hold in the position you want. (I hold it with my fingernail.)  Use the Stapler to attach the Ribbon.
7.  Now pull open the Whisper White as far as you can.  Stamp or write on the inside.  I stamped the Yippee Skippee Awesome Thanks in Elegant Eggplant in the center and surrounded it with the small leaves stamped in Garden Green.
8.  Now make your flower slide up and down several times just to have some fun!

Happy Sliding Card Making!
Nendy Kerr