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

Mom’s Birthday Card

This is the Birthday Card for my Mom and is made with items from the Annual Catalog, 2014 Holiday Catalog, and the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  Today is the last day to order from the 2014 Holiday Catalog and the Year-End Closeouts.  You can order from the 2015 Occasions Catalog tomorrow.
Mom's Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Kit:  Artisan Embellishment Kit #137909 (Available tomorrow-January 6, 2015)
Stamps:
  Something to Say wood #134177  clear #134180  MDS #138099
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Filigree Frame Embossing Folder #135818 (Available until January 5, 2015)
Punches:  Word Window
Modern Label
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge OR Sponge Dauber
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse adhesive OR Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Melon Mambo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card bottom layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Melon Mambo card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Line up in your Filigree Frame embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Attach with Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue.
4.  Cut your next Whisper White layer at 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Cut your top Whisper White layer at 3″ x 4″.  Use the laser cut Rose template from the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  Center it on the 3″ x 4″ Whisper White.  Use your Stamping Sponge wedge OR your Sponge Dauber and the Melon Mambo ink to sponge inside all the Rose cut-outs.  Also sponge around the outside edge of this layer.
6.  Cut off 3 Roses from the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  Sponge them lightly with Melon Mambo ink.  Trim off the exposed netting from the bottom of the Rose “Ribbon”.  Attach to the card with Fast Fuse.
7.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window punch.  Punch some Melon Mambo card stock with the Modern Label punch.  Attach them together with Dimensionals.  Attach them to the card front with Dimensionals.
8.  You now have an elegant card ready for your Mom or a friend.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Punch Art Santa Candy Bar Wrapper

This fun Punch Art Santa and wrapped candy bar was made by Karen Bouchikas.  She said I could share it on my blog with you.  Enjoy!
Punch Art Santa on Candy Bar

SUPPLIES:
Candy Bar of your choice.  This one is about 2-1/4″ x 6″ x 1/4″ thick
Designer Series Paper to wrap it.  Cut the paper so it overlaps in back about 1/2″ to 1″.  Wrap it loose enough so the candy bar can come out.
Ribbon to tie around it and hold the candy bar in the wrapper until you are ready to eat your treat.  Tie it so it can slide off kind of easily.

Punch Art Santa Claus-diagramSanta Supplies:
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Pink Pirouette
Basic Black
Punches & Framelits-Working from bottom to top layers:
Hat:  Real Red use half of Mustache Framelit #133741
Hat Pom Pom:  Whisper White Boho Blossom Punch #119858
Hat Fur:  Whisper White Scallop Oval Punch #119856
Face:  Pink Pirouette Large Oval Punch #119855
Mustache:  Whisper White Builder Bird Punch  #117191 -Punch two wings
Eyes:  Basic Black 1/4″ Handheld Punch  #134364
Nose:  Pink Pirouette 1/4″ Handheld Punch
Beard:  Whisper White 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854  Put behind the face and mustache
Other:  White Gel Pen  #105021 for the white “comma” mark on each eye.
Tombow Glue
Adhesive Remover to erase the glue mess from your fingers and hands.  Yes, it works really well!
Dimensionals to attach your Santa to the candy bar wrapper you made.

Happy Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Man’s Winter Birthday Card

There are five birthdays and an anniversary in my family between now and the first of the year.  Three are men’s birthdays.  Here is the first one.  You could also use it as a Christmas card or for any occasion by changing the sentiment.  Change the “snow” to green and you can use it for another season.
Christmas Tree Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Geometrical  wood#133158  clear#133161  MDS#137069
Bravo Photopolymer #135380
Something to Say  wood#134177  clear#134180  MDS# 138099
Ink:  Lost  Lagoon
Smokey Slate
Mossy Meadow
Garden Green
Old Olive
Chocolate Chip or other Brown Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Punch:  Large Triangle  #133375
Other:  Adhesive of your choice: Tombow Glue, Fast Fuse, SNAIL, Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Sponge Wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Tear two 5-1/2″ strips of Whisper White card stock for your “Snow”.  Make sure the second one is wide enough to completely go under the top/front snow layer.  Sponge the top torn edges with Smoky Slate ink.  Lay in the desired positions on your card front, then attach with adhesive.
3.  Choose three of the Triangle shapes from the Geometrical stamp set.  Stamp 3 triangles of each stamp in the same green.  The three identical triangles will form one tree.  The striped triangle is stamped in Mossy Meadow.  The Polka Dot triangle is stamped in Garden Green.  The last triangle is stamped in Old Olive.  Layer the triangles together to form your trees.  Attach in the desired positions on your snowy hills.  The Mossy Meadow Striped Tree is attached flat to the card front along the top of the snow.  The other two trees are attached with Dimensionals.  Draw in your Tree Trunk with your Brown Marker.
4.  Stamp “Congrats! and Happy Birthday in Lost Lagoon ink.
5.  Happy Birthday to the Man in your life!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Punch Art Pumpkin Card

Pumpkins are a symbol of Fall so here is a Punch Art Pumpkin Card for you to make.  It is pretty quick with just a little bit of sparkle from the Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine and the Gold Buttons.
Punch Art Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For All Things  w#135152  c#135155   French #136985   MDS Download #138114
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
Tangelo Twist
Very Vanilla
scrap of Garden Green for Pumpkin stem
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819   MDS download #138119
Big Shot:  Argyle Embossing Folder #127750
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Gold Basic Metal Buttons #133763
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Hello Honey card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your candy corn Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Punch three Tangelo Twist Extra Large Ovals.  Run them through the Big Shot with the Argyle Embossing Folder.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  (I forgot.)  Attach the two side Ovals to the center Oval with Tombow Glue.  Add a 3/8″ x 1″ Garden Green stem to the top of your Pumpkin.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.  Thread your Gold Baker’s Twine through two button holes of your Gold Button.  Attach with Glue Dots to your Pumpkin.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Tangelo Twist ink.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Add a Gold Button attached with Glue Dots.  Attach your label with Dimensionals to your card front.
5.  You now have a nice Fall themed card to give to a special someone.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Punch Art Hercule Poirot Card

I received this card as a swap at Convention.  It was made by Kathleen Brandt and I copied it since it made me smile.  We made it in my August Stamp Class.  It does remind me of  Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christy’s books.  It is a pretty easy card to make and perfect to give to an Agatha Christy book fan.
Hercule Poirot card

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Basic Black
Whisper White
Soft Sky
Basic Gray
Big Shot:  Mustache Framelit #133741
Punches:  1″ Circle #119868
1-3/8″ Circle #119860
2-1/2″ ” Circle #120906
Word Window #119857
Other:  Paper Trimmer #126889
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sky card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Basic Gray layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Soft Sky layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
4.  Cut your Whisper White at 3/4″ x 2″.  Cut down about halfway at the 1″ mark so you can fold down the “shirt collar”.  Set aside.
5.  Now for the Monocle (single eye glass piece.  Punch the 1″  Circle from Basic Black card stock.  Now use the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch to punch around the 1″ hole.  Set aside.
6.  Punch out a 2-1/2″ Circle from Basic Black card stock.
7.  Cut a 3/8″ x about 3-1/2″ Basic Black.  Lay your Work Window Punch up-side down so the punch hole is showing.  Stick one end of your Basic Black strip into one end of the Word Window Punch so you can round the end of your “Hat Brim”.  Repeat with the other end so your strip is about 3″ long.
8.  Now to assemble the hat.  Decide the placement of the “Hat Brim” on the 2-1/2″ Circle.  Glue in place.  Trim off excess below the Brim.
9.  Now that you have made all the pieces, lay them in the desired positions on your card front.  Glue on.
10.  Now you have a card to give someone who loves mysteries!

Happy Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Autumn Accents Leaf Card

I had a bunch of Autumn Accents leaves left over from my Fall Banner.  I also had a So Saffron card base laying on my table.  So I used them to make this card with lots of leaves for the background.
Leaf Background Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For All Things  w#135152  c#135155  French #136985
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  So Saffron card base
Mossy Meadow
Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812
Punch:  Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut out your leaves with your Big Shot.  I used card stock cut at about 3-1/2″ x 6″.  I cut 4 sheets at a time.  The BIG advantage of Bigz and Originals Dies!  I used a total of 3 Mossy Meadow, 3 Tangerine Tango, 3 Crushed Curry, and 3 Cajun Craze.  (Totally unplanned!)  Lay them out in the desired positions to cover up as much of the So Saffron card base as possible.  I started with tow of the long curvy leaves going up and down the center (Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze).  Then lined the sides using all 4 colors.  Then use two of the pointed leaves (Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango) horizontally in the center with the points meeting in about the center of the card.  I filled in the rest of the spaces with the other leaves trying not to have any of the same color close to each other.  Yes, the outside leaves do hand over the edges, some quite a bit.
3.  Now glue your leaves into place, going over and under other leaves as necessary.
4.  Trim the excess card stock leaves from around the card base.  I find it easier to cut with the card base showing so my cut line is straighter.
5.  Stamp your sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.
6.  You now have a nice Fall Card!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Make a Sparkly Crown for your Princess (Option for your Little Prince)

I made a couple of crowns for my granddaughter to wear when she has to take her “yucky” medicine.  (She had her tonsils out last week.)  I was unsure how well the one made of only Glimmer Paper would hold up, so I made a second one.  Since I am mailing them they are not totally assembled in the pictures.  I just used paper clips to hold them together for the pictures. My daughter will get to do the final assembly.  🙂
Make a Crown for your Little Princess or Prince

This crown would also be nice as a Birthday Girl crown or as part of a Halloween costume.  For a boy’s crown use just the plain head band (ask his paper and color preference: Gold or Silver, Brushed card stock or Glimmer Paper) or use the Petite Pennant Punch to add decorations to the top of the headband.

A Personal Note.  Look for a video next Friday.  My laptop hard drive needs to be replaced.  (crying)  Its final boot up was last Saturday.  My DH is letting me use his computer until he can replace my hard drive.  (Wonderful techie that he is!)  I now have access to my files so I can start working again!  (Thank you Carbonite for the back up and all the phone help!)  It will probably take me at least several weeks to get things loaded on AFTER the hard drive is replaced.  So please bear with me.  I should be able to keep up with my blog posts.  The videos may take longer since I will be using an older version of my editing program.  I do have the next 4 blog videos planned out.  I did have one filmed, but still need to locate and restore it so I can edit it.

BOTH CROWNS SUPPLIES:
Silver Glimmer Paper OR Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Blossom Punch or Framelits of your choice
Mosaic Punch
Tombow Glue

GLIMMER ALL THE WAY CROWN:
Champagne Glimmer Paper

GOLD CARD STOCK CROWN:
Brushed Gold card stock
Sticky Strip

EXTRAS:
~a Stack of books – I used six 1″ to 1-1/2″ thick paper back books for each stack and had two stacks.  Since I have my own library, I just grabbed a series.  (Try not to start your reading party until after the books are stacked on top of your project.)
~a Silicone Craft Sheet (more than one is nice) OR Wax paper or Parchment Paper to protect your work surface and your books!

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Measure your child’s head.  These instructions are based on a 20″ head measurement.  Add more or take away some depending on the measurement you get.  Choose your papers.  You can use the All Glimmer Paper (now in several colors), a brushed Gold or Silver card stock, or colored card stock, or any combination to make your little Princess or Prince happy.
2.  Cut the crown head band base at 2-1/2″ tall.  I used the full 11″ for the Brushed Gold card stock and cut 2.  I also cut 2 for the Champagne Glimmer Paper head band.  Just make sure you have at least 2″ more in your head band than the head measurement.  Add 1″ more for each piece piece of paper you have.  2″ extra for two head band pieces.  3″ extra for three head band pieces.
3.  Punch the number of flowers you want out of either (or both) Silver and Champagne Glimmer Paper or brushed card stock or colored card stock.  Punch 1 Mosaic From the Glimmer Paper of your choice.  NOTE:  It was easier for me to punch with the white part of the Glimmer Paper showing through the punch hole.
4.  Protect your work surface with the Silicone Craft Sheet (or The Wax or Parchment Paper).  Lay out the flowers, centering them on one of the head band pieces.  Decide whether you want half the flower on the back of the headband or the whole flower on the front of your head band.  Put Tombow Glue on the lower three petals and glue to your head band.  Glue the next flower so the petals are touching.  Continue until all the flowers are glued on.  Glue a Mosaic punched Glimmer Paper to the top of the center flower(s) if desired.   If you are not mailing the crown, glue one edge of the two headband pieces together overlapping 3/4″ to 1″.   I used Sticky Strip on the Brushed Gold head band and put two strips on each end of the decorated head band piece so the pieces would overlap about 1″.  You can use Tombow Glue or staples if you prefer.
5a.  For the all Glimmer Paper Crown: Cover with either wax or Parchment paper.  Stack the books on top.  I used the books because the Glimmer Paper flowers were not staying stuck to the Glimmer Paper head band.  I left the books on overnight and the flowers stayed stuck this time.
5b.  The Glimmer Paper flowers on the Brushed Gold card stock didn’t give me any problems with staying glued since I did paper on paper.  If you do Glimmer Paper (flowers behind), then you might need to stack books on top as in Step 5a.
6.  If mailing.  Leave the two head band pieces separate and send in a large flat envelope.  Just have the person receiving the crown staple the head band pieces together so they fit on the child’s head with at least 3/4″ overlap between the head band pieces.  They can trim off the excess before attaching the pieces together.
7.  If you are not mailing the crown.  Place the crown around the child’s head using paper clips to mark the diameter.  Cut off any excess Glimmer Paper or card stock making sure there is 3/4″ to 1″ in the parts that overlap.  Glue with Tombow Glue and hold together with either clothes pins or paper clips.  Let dry for at least several hours.  You can also just use staples to attach the head band together so the child can wear it right away.  Most children are not very patient…. Sometimes I am not very patient.  😉
8.  Take a picture of your Precious Little Princess or Prince in her/his crown to add to your scrapbook or Project Life page.

Happiness to your little princess!
Nendy Kerr

Baby Shower Favor Boxes

My DIL and I made these Baby Shower Favor Boxes for my Daughter’s Baby Shower last Saturday.  We used the Zoo Babies stamp set to go with her Jungle Theme.  We used the Fancy Favor Die which retired a couple of years ago, but I have made a Template so you can make your own.
Baby Shower Favors

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Zoo Babies  w#130453  c#130456
Ink:  StazOn Black
Crushed Curry
Smokey Slate
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding
Wild Wasabi
Gumball Green (retired)
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor Die (retired)  Template
Punches:  1-1/4″ Circle Punch
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle
2-1/2″ Circle
Other:  Sticky Strip
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue
4″ x 6″ Cello Bags #102757
Ribbon or Baker’s Twine

Note:  The Template and video are on a couple of my other sites.  The video is part of a FREE Online Class showing several ways to use the Fancy Favor Box.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Print your Template and cut it out making sure one long side is along the edge of the card stock.  Score and fold along all the score lines.  Put Sticky Strip along the score line for the side tab and along the lower edge of both rectangle bottom flaps and one triangle flap.  Flip it over and put Sticky Strip on the last triangle flap.  We used all three colors of green to make the boxes.  Here is a video to show you how to assemble the Fancy Favor box.
2.  Punch a 2-1/2″ Circle and a 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle from the desired color card stock.
3.  Stamp your Zoo Babies stamps on Whisper White card stock.  We did the Zebra in StazOn Black, the Lion in Crushed Curry, and the Elephant in Smoky Slate.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Circle punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back and attach to a Scallop Circle.  Glue these on to the 2-1/2″ Circle and glue the whole thing onto the front of the Fancy Favor box.
4.  Put some candy into a cello bag for each Fancy Favor Box.  Tie closed with ribbon or Baker’s Twine.  Put inside your Favor Box.

Happy Favor Making!
Nendy Kerr

Love Ya Paper Piercing Card

I have been wanting to do some paper piercing lately so here it is using the Just Sayin’ stamp set and the coordinating Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack.  I also tried out the Flower Patch stamp set, the NEW Hearts Border Punch, and the Bordering Blooms stamp set.  Have fun making your own version of this card!
Love Ya Paper Piercing Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Just Sayin’ wood#133200  clear#133203
Flower Patch Photopolymer #134207  (Bundle with Framelits #136788)
Bordering Blooms Photopolymer #133660
Clear Mount Blocks:  Block D
Block I
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant (I think)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Punch:  Heart Border #133784
Paper Piercing Tools:
Paper Piercing Tool #126189
Paper Piercing Mat #126199
Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack #133778
Other:  Tombow Glue
Silver Glitter #133756

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blackberry Bliss card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on making card bases.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use the Hearts Border Punch to punch along one of the 5-1/2″ edges.  This becomes the top of your card front.
3.  Now stamp your images.
~Stamp the Flower images:  The larger one is stamped in Perfect Plum ink, the the second one uses Elegant Eggplant ink (I think).
~Stamp ‘Love Ya’ in Mossy Meadow ink.
~Stamp the leafy border in Mossy Meadow ink.
4.  Place the Piercing Mat on your work surface, then your stamped card stock, then line up the piercing mat over the ‘Love Ya’ image.  Hold the piercing mat in place while you pierce each hole around the image.  This only takes a minute or two, depending on how quick you are.
5.  Now to add your Glitter.  Make thin lines with your Tombow Glue in the positions you want your Glitter.  Sprinkle your Glitter over the flowers.  Dump the excess back in the container.  Set aside to dry for a while.  It should dry in less than 30 minutes, although you may not want to put it in an envelope until the next day as the glue will remain tacky for a while.
6.  If desired you can stamp you Leafy Border in Mossy Meadow ink on your envelope flap and, perhaps, along the bottom front of your card.

Happy Card Making and Paper Piercing!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Independence Day Card

Happy Independence Day to all those in the United States.  Be thankful for the country you live in.  Years ago a received a Flag card from a friend.  I decided to try and at least make a flag to go on this card.  It is a fairly simple and straightforward card to make.

If you do not live in the US, can you make a card with your flag on it?  If you email me a picture with the directions I will post it on my blog and you can be a guest stamper!
Flag Card 2014

SUPPLIES:
Sentiment:  Hand written with Real Red Marker
Card Stock:
 Whisper Whitd
Real Red
Night of Navy
Big Shot:  Star Framelits  #133723
Other:  Paper Trimmer
SNAIL Adhesive
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
Flag
1.
  Cut your Whisper White Flag Background  at 3″ x 4-1/4″.   Cut seven 1/4″ x 4-1/4″ stripes of Real Red card stock.  Place the first red stripe at the bottom of your Whisper White Flag Background.   Leave 1/4″ Whisper White showing, then place your next Real Red Stripe.  Continue placing the rest of your Real Red Stripes leaving 1/4″ Whisper White showing between each one.
2.  Cut a Night of Navy 1-3/8″ x 2″.  Cut your Whisper White Star out using the smallest Star Framelit and your Big Shot.  Attach your Star to the center of your Night of Navy.  Attach to the upper left corner of your flag with the bottom touching the top of the fourth stripe.
3.  Now take your flag and turn it over.  Trim off any pieces that hang over the edges.  This will give your flag nice crisp edges.
4.  Attach your flag to your card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
5.  Write a sentiment with a Real Red Marker, or stamp a sentiment.

Happy Celebration!
Nendy Kerr

Punch Art Fox

I found the inspiration for this Punch Art Fox on a catalog cover last Fall.  This is a fun little critter to make!
Punch Art Fox

PUNCH ART FOX SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Whisper White
Marker:  Basic Black
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Large Oval #119855
1-1/4″ Square  (Oops!  Retired.  Use your Paper Trimmer to make a 1-1/4″ Square.)
Small Oval #120908
Word Window #119857
Petite Pennants #122361
Other:  Tombow Glue
Paper Snips

CARD SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip
Garden Green
Gumball Green
Soft Sky card base
Wild Wasabi
Punch:  7/8″ Scallop Circle #129404

Happy Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Raspberry Ripple & Primrose Petals Card

Raspberry Ripple & Primrose Petals CardThis Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals card uses two of the retiring In Colors.  The other retiring In Colors are Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, and Midnight Muse.  Have fun using your Retiring In Colors!  If you want to stock up on them (card stock, ink refills, ribbons, Dahllias, candy dots, etc), do it NOW BEFORE the Retiring List comes out April 21st.  These usually run out quickly-some are gone the day the list comes out!

You can choose any color combination you want for this card.  You can use any embossing folder, border punch or Edgelit for the center panel.  You can use any Framelit, or the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit to substitute for the Tea Lace Doily.  Use any ribbon to make the flower.  It would be interesting to make a flower with one of the Ruffled Ribbons.

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple
Primrose Petals
Big Shot:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917
Punch:  Scallop Edge Border Punch  #119882
Boho Blossoms #119858
Other:  Tea Lace Paper Doilies #129399
Raspberry Ripple  3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon  #126845
Basic Pearls #119247
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Raspberry Ripple card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Primrose Petals card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use your Scallop Edge Border Punch to punch down each 5-1/2″ side.
3.  Run your punched Primrose Petals card stock through your Big Shot using your Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  Adhere to your card front using Tombow Glue.  Using Embossing Folders video 1
4.  Use SNAIL Adhesive on the back of the solid part of your Tea Lace Paper Doily and adhere it to your layered card front.
5.  Cut three 4″ pieces of Ribbon.  Adhere the ends of each 4″ piece together with a Glue Dot.  Put a Glue Dot in the center of the Ribbon circle and press down.  Repeat with the other two pieces of Ribbon.  Lay out the Ribbon Loops by overlapping them to form a “flower”.  Adhere the pieces together in the centers with Glue Dots.  Adhere to the Tea Lace Paper Doily with a Glue Dot in the center of the flower and towards the end of each “petal” loop.
6.  Punch a large Boho Blossom flower.  I used a Melon Mambo flower left over from another project.  Adhere it to the center of your flower with a Glue Dot.  Adhere a Basic Pearl to the center of your Boho Blossom Flower.
7.  If desired, you can add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of either Primrose Petals or Whisper White card stock to the inside of your card to write or stamp your message.
8.  You can also emboss the flap of your envelope with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  Learn How with THIS Video.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Bunny Punch Art Card Video

Since everyone seems to like THIS Bunny Card, I thought I would make another one and show you how in a video.  This one uses both Framelits and Punches.  I hope you enjoy making a Bunny of YOUR Own!  Each Bunny will look slightly different as the punching cannot be exactly the same each time.
Punch Art Bunny

BUNNY SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Markers:  Blushing Bride
Basic Black
Punches:  1/2″ Circle #119869
1-3/4″ Circle #119850
2-1/2″” Circle #120906
1/4″ Circle Punch (Office Supply or Craft Store)
Large Oval #119855
Big Shot Framelits:  Ovals Collection #129381
Other:  Stampin’ Sponge #101610
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

CARD SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Wild Wasabi OR Garden Green OR your choice of green
Daffodil Delight
Melon Mambo
Tool:  Fringe Scissors #133325
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits #132967
Punch:  Boho Blossoms #119858
Marker:  I used Garden Green, but choose the green you want.
Other:  Subtles Candy Dots #130933
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

Banner Blast Sale-a-bration Card

I made this Banner Blast and See Ya Later card in January and realized I hadn’t posted it yet.  It also used the Decorative Dots embossing folder and the Banner Punch.  Four Sale-a-bration items on one card.  Enjoy!
Banner Blast Card

SUPPLIES: * = Sale-a-bration item available through March 31, 2014 with a qualifying purchase.  1 item FREE with each $50 purchase.

Stamps:  *Banner Blast  w#133551  c#133554
*See Ya Later w#133533  c#133536
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Real Red
Markers:  Midnight Muse
Real Red
Big Shot:  *Decorative Dots embossing folder #133520
Banner Framelits #132173
Punch:  *Banner  #133519
Other:  SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Midnight Muse card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut two pieces of Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Emboss one with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Adhere it to your card front.  Adhere the other piece inside so you have someplace to write.  OR you can write on the Midnight Muse with the White Chalk Marker.
3.  Color the desired sentiment from See Ya Later with the Midnight Muse and Real Red Markers.  Cut out with the coordinating Banner Framelit.  Use the next larger Framelit to cut a Banner from Midnight Muse card stock.  Layer them together with Dimensionals.  Put Dimensionals on the back also.
4.  Stamp 3 Banner Blast stamps in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp 3 more in Midnight Muse in on Whisper White card stock.  Punch them out with the Banner Punch.
5.  Place the large and small Banners in the desired positions on your card front.  Adhere them all in place with Dimensionals.
6.  Enjoy your fun Banner Card!  Give it to someone who has helped change your life!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr