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.

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

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

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 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

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

Framelit & Punch Mats Video

Have you ever wanted a smaller mat for your Framelit or a mat for your punches?  This is a quick and easy process.  I show you with the Windows Frame Framelits, the Decorative Label Punch, and the Heart Punch.  You can use this technique with any punch or Framelit to get just the size of mat you want!  Try it out today!  Choose your Framelit or Punch and two colors of card stock.  Get your SNAIL adhesive and Paper Snips.  You are ready to make your Mat!

Happy Stamping and Mat Making!
Nendy Kerr

Child’s Owl Birthday Card

Make this fun Child’s Birthday Card for an Owl Lover.  Owls are quite trendy with both children and adults.  This card can be given to anyone who loves Owls.  This Owl Card is going to my 3 year-old grandson.
Elijah's Owl Birthday Card 2014

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners w#132022  c#126257
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Gumball Green
Whisper White
Baked Brown Sugar
Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145
Big Shot:  Designer Frames #123130
Bitty Banner Framelits #129267
Punches:  Owl  #118074
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Other:  Fringe Scissors #133325
Paper Snips #103579
Simply Scored #122334
Baker’s Twine or Ribbon (I used some from the 2014 Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack #133522 FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31, 2014.)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Sticky Strip

Note:  This card is going to a 3 year-old so I am adhering everything with Tombow Glue.  You can use the adhesive of your choice.
 Let’s put together our Owl first.
~Punch your Owl and 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Baked Brown Sugar card stock.  Cut your Scallop Circle in half to use for the wings.  Trim off the feet.
~Punch the lower part of the Owl body from Pumpkin Pie.  You need just enough body to attach behind the Owl to allow the feet to stick out.
~Punch the Vest out of Gumball Green card stock.  Use your Simply Scored Tool and score lines across the vest at 1/8″ intervals-every line.  Glue onto Owl Body.
~Cut a small Pumpkin Pie triangle for your Owl Beak.  Glue it on above the “V” in the vest.
~Punch two Whisper White eyes.  I used the medium circles on the Owl Punch.  Glue onto your Owl face, lapping over the Beak if necessary.  Color the eyes with Black Marker so your Owl is looking in the direction you want him to.
~Now glue your wings to the back of your Owl in the desired position.  (You can also wait and do this later if desired.)
2.  Emboss your Designer Frame in Bermuda Bay card stock.  Trim around the edges with Scissors or Paper Snips.
3.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 1-7/16″ x 2″ and glue inside your Designer Frame.
4.  Now let’s glue our Owl onto the Whisper White inside the Designer Frame.  Add the wings now if you haven’t.  You can also cut a Party Hat from the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper for your Owl to wear.
5.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (I chose the Balloon design) at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere the Balloon paper to the card base.
6. Cut a strip of 1″ x 5-1/2″ of Gumball Green. Use your Fringe Scissors to cut grass leaving about 1/4″ at the bottom that is not cut.  I place the tips of my scissors about 1/4″ from the bottom, then cut.  Put Sticky Strip along the back of the 1/4″ uncut grass.  Since this card is going to a 3 year-old, I also put a strip of Sticky Strip on the card front so the upper edge was just lower than 1″ from the bottom edge so the grass will hopefully not break off.  Adhere your grass to your card front.
7.  Now stamp the desired sentiment from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the Banner with the large Bitty Banner Framelit.  Then glue it onto a scrap of Bermuda Bay card stock and trim so there is about a 1/8″ Bermuda Bay border on your Banner.
8.  Now lay your framed Owl and your Banner in the desired positions.  Glue down the Frame first.  Add your Baker’s Twine or Ribbon on top of your Owl’s Wing and glue it down so it goes to the back of your Banner.  Glue your Banner down. Ooops! My Banner sticks off the card a little. 🙂

Happy Owl Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Thanksgiving Punch Art Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!  This is a fun little Punch Art Thanksgiving Turkey to make.  This one has zero calories and is less gooey to make!  It doesn’t taste as good as the real thing though.
Punch Art Turkey

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#128748  c#127802  MDS#125766
Ink:  Early Espresso
Early Espresso Marker
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede or Baked Brown Sugar
Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Punches:  Owl Punch #118074
Modern Label Punch #119849
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch #127811
Large Oval Punch #119855
Retired Small Oval Punch (sorry)
Other:  Googlie eyes from your craft store or use the pieces from your Owl Punch Adhesive of your choice.  I used Glue Dots for most of the Turkey
SNAIL Adhesive

1.  Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cajun Craze at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Emboss with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and your Big Shot.  Adhere to card base.
Make your Turkey.
 Punch 5 Large Ovals from Soft Suede AND Witches Brew Designer Series Paper.  Punch 3 smaller Ovals from Soft Suede AND Witches Brew DSP.  Cut the Soft Suede Ovals up the center until about 1/4″ leaving that part attached as shown in photo.  Adhere each Soft Suede Oval to the DSP Oval by placing a Glue Dot or SNAIL on each side of the Soft Suede Oval and spreading it apart to make a mat around the DSP Oval.  Repeat with all the Ovals.
4.  Adhere your larger Ovals together in the desired pattern.  I used Glue Dots.  Now adhere the 3 smaller Ovals together in the desired positions.  Adhere the two layers together.
5.  Punch an Owl from from Soft Suede AND Tangerine Tango card stock.  Trim the ears and feet from the Soft Suede Owl.  Cut the Tangerine Tango Owl so you have just the lower body and feet.  Glue them together with the Soft Suede Owl on top.
6.  Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Soft Suede and use some scissors to cut a rounded indent for the Turkey body.  Make sure there is enough room for the eyes and beak.  Draw scallops with your Early Espresso Marker to resemble the feather pattern on a Turkey breast.  Adhere to Turkey body.  Cut a small beak from a scrap of Tangerine Tango and adhere in desired position.  Adhere Deco Label to card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Stamp ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ in Early Espresso ink on Crushed Curry card stock.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Adhere with Dimensionals to card front.
8.  Admire your cute Thanksgiving Turkey card and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nendy Kerr

Manly Hexagon Birthday Card in Bermuda Bay

I made this Six-Sided Hexagon Birthday Card for my DH.  It was a fun and quick card to make.  Make one and give it to someone who enjoys Hexagons!
Manly Hexagon Six-Sided Sampler Birthday Card

Stamps:  Six Sided Sampler w#130953  c#130956 MDS#134801
(Bundle with Hexagon Punch  w#132725  c#132724)
Petite Pairs w#128706  c#122497
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Coastal Cabana
Smoky Slate
Winter Frost Paper Stack #132183  OR Winter Frost Designer Series Paper #132341
Punch:  Hexagon #130919 (Bundle see above)
Other:  Scissors

1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Winter Frost paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Choose two of the Hexagon stamps from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.  Stamp them on the Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana card stock using Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate ink.  I chose the stripes and the small grid textured ones.  I stamped the striped image in Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate card stock, Smoky Slate ink on Coastal Cabana card stock, Bermuda Bay ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.  I stamped the Textured image in Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate card stock, Bermuda Bay ink on Smoky Slate card stock, and Bermuda Bay ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.
4.  Punch out your Hexagons.  Place in desired positions and adhere with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp Happy Birthday or other sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.  Punch out with the Hexagon Punch.  Hand cut the Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay Hexagon layers.  Adhere all layers with Dimensionals and adhere to card with Dimensionals using a double layer of Dimensionals where needed.
6.  Enjoy your Hexagon Birthday Card!

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Race Car Birthday Card – Vroom! Vroom!

My grandson is getting a remote control car for his birthday so I decided to make him a Birthday Card with a Race Car on it.  It was quick and easy card.
Race Car Boy's Birthday Card

Stamps:  Sassy Salutations  w#  c#
Ink:  VersaMark
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Smoky Slate
Basic Black
Whisper White
Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper #
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #
Delicate Designs Embossing Folders #
Punches:  1″ Circle
3/4″ Circle
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stamping Sponge

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 Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.  When I am making a card for a child under 8 I always use Tombow Glue to keep it together.  I want the child to be able to hold and play with the card without it falling apart.
3.  Now to make the car body.  Cut a 1″ strip of Garden Green card stock.  Use the 3rd from the largest Oval Framelit to shape your car.  Now cut a diagonal to about 1″ from the front of the car.  Sponge around the car edges with Smoky Slate ink.  (I suppose you could just trim the 1″ strip to the design you want.  I wasn’t feeling that patient though.)
4.  Wheels and hubcaps.  Punch two 1″ Circles from Basic Black card stock.  Punch two 3/4″ Circles from Smoky Slate card stock.  Emboss your Smoky Slate hubcaps with the Snowflake design from the Delicate Designs embossing folder.  Center the hubcaps as desired in the embossing folder.  Sponge the raised designs with Smoky Slate ink.  Glue to the Wheels.  Glue wheels to car.
5.  Window.  Punch half a 1″ Circle from Vellum card stock.  Now use your 1″ Circle punch to punch a window shape using the punched half circle as the “Inside the car” part of the windshield.  Sponge around the windshield with Smoky Slate ink.  Use Tombow cover the part of the windshield that will be under the car.
6.  Glue the car to the card front.  Use only a drop of Tombow at the tip of the windshield.  Use can use lots of glue under the card stock.
7.  Stamp your sentiment in VersaMark.  Cover with Black Embossing Powder.  Remove excess embossing powder.  Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool.  Cut sentiment out with scissors.  Glue to card front.
8.  Vroom Vroom!!!  Enjoy your cute Racing Car Birthday Card.

Watermelon Hybrid Punch Art Card

I received the original Watermelon Card as a swap from Convention.  As usual I made a few changes.  The most notable being the stamp set and Designer Series Paper.  I did not have the Kind and Cozy Stamp set and I had run out of the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper AND my class was the next day.  So I downloaded the digital versions and printed them out!  You cannot tell the difference!  All my customers were impressed when I compared the “REAL” Gingham Garden scrap with the printed Gingham Garden.  So if you are in a hurry and can’t wait for it to be delivered, Download the My Digital Studio version!
Watermelon Punch Art Card

Stamps:  Petite Pairs  w#128706  c#122497
Kind and Cozy  w#129123  c#129126  MDS#134854
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Melon Mambo
Basic Black
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310  MDS#134853
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack  #118309  Small Flower
2-1/2″ Circle #120906
1-3/4″ Circle  #119854
Watermelon Seed Options:
 Owl Punch #118074  Use the Heart and cut it in half.
Use the Small Heart Punch #117193 and cut it in half for larger seeds.
Use the “scraps” from the center of the Paper Doily Sizzlit #125592 for the Seeds.
Other:  Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

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 card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Basic Black card stock at 1-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut your Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper at 1″ x 4″.  Adhere together, then adhere to page about 1/2″ from the edge of the card base aligning top and bottom edges with the Whisper White card stock.
4.  Stamp the Kind & Cozy Circle image in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Melon Mambo.  Adhere with Tombow Glue to the Kind & Cozy Circle.  Cut in half with scissors.  Cut one half in half again so you end up with 3 pieces.  Add the watermelon seeds and adhere with Tombow Glue.  Take a bite out using the Itty Bitty flower punch.  Adhere the big Watermelon piece with Tombow glue or SNAIL.  Adhere the two smaller Watermelon pieces with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp desired sentiment in StayzOn Black ink using your Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.
6.  Add a Watermelon seed to the upper left corner with Tombow Glue.  Tie a loose knot in your ribbon and adhere with Glue Dots to the upper right corner.  Use extra Glue Dots if necessary to get your ribbon to stay in the desired position.
7.  Admire this fun Summer Card.

Happy Stamping & Punching!

Hot Air Balloon Punch Art Card

I received this Hot Air Balloon card as a swap at the Stampin’ Up! 2013 Convention.  It was fairly easy to make.  I did make a couple of small changes when I cased her design.  We made it at my Stamp Class last Friday.  My customers loved it!  Have fun making one of your own!
Hot Air Balloon Punch Art Card

Stamps:  Create a Cupcake  w#128520  c#121982
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock:  So Saffron  2″ x 3-1/2″
Coastal Cabana  3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″
Baked Brown Sugar  3-1/2″ x 5″ and a 1″ strip or a scrap for Balloon Basket
Crisp Cantaloupe   5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base and a 2″ x 4″ strip for Balloon
Whisper White  1-1/2″ strip
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335
Punches:  1-3/4″ Circle  #119850
Large Oval  #119855
Build a Cupcake  #121807
Word Window
Other:  White Baker’s Twine  3-4″
Stamping Sponge
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

1.  Score and fold your card base at 4-1/4″.  Adhere Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana card stock to card front.
2.  Big Shot & Embossing Folders.  So Saffron card stock with Perfect Polka Dot and the 2″ Crisp Cantaloupe strip with the Fancy Fan.
3.  Adhere your embossed So Saffron card stock to your card front as shown using Tombow Glue.
4.  Punch three Cupcake tops using the Build a Cupcake Punch and your 1-1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere in desired positions with Tombow Glue.
5.  Balloon.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle and a Large Oval from your embossed Crisp Cantaloupe strip of card stock.  Sponge using Crisp Cantaloupe ink and a 1/6 wedge of Stamping Sponge.  (Some people cut their sponges into 8 pieces.  I prefer cutting mine into 6 pieces.  Choose the size you like best.)  Sponge more ink around the edges.  Sponge enough ink on the rest of the circle and oval to highlight the embossed design.  Layer the Oval onto the Circle with Dimensionals.  Set Balloon aside while you make the Basket.
6.  Balloon Basket.  Stamp desired Cupcake bottom in Baked Brown Sugar ink on your 1″ Baked Brown Sugar card stock strip.  Punch out with the Build a Cupcake Punch.
7.  Balloon Assembly.  Lay Basket stamped side down.  Lay Balloon front side down.  Put Glue Dots on the Basket corners along the zig-zag edge.  Put Glue Dots on the back of the Balloon on either side of where the Oval Punch is on the front side.  Place one 1-1/2″ piece of your Baker’s Twine starting on the Balloon and going on to the Basket leaving the desired length showing.  I left just over 1/4″ showing.  Repeat with the second piece of Baker’s Twine.  You can now put Dimensionals on the back of the Balloon, making sure to cover the Glue Dots and Baker’s Twine ends.  I just used Glue Dots on my Basket, making sure to cover the Glue Dot and Baker’s Twine Ends OR you can just add a Dimensional.  Adhere in desired position leaving room for the Word Window Sentiment.
8.  Stamp the Happy Birthday from Create a Cupcake stamp set (or use Teeny Tiny Wishes) in Baked Brown Sugar Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Adhere with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
9.  Admire your fun Hot Air Balloon card!

Happy Stamping and Punching!

2-4-6-8 Bermuda Bay Box

This fun little 2-4-6-8 Box seems to have been around for quite some time but this is the first one I have made.  It is quick and easy even for beginners!  Make one today.  It will take you less than 10 minutes to put together.  Figuring out what colors and card stock to use is another story.  Wink

2-4-6-8 Box

Stamps:  Flower Shop  w#130939  c#130942  (Bundle with Punch  w#130727  c#132726)
Label Love w#130619  c#130622  (Bundle w#132723  c#132722)
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Punch:  Artisan Label #130920  (Included in Label Love Bundle above)
Other:  Coastal Cabana Trim #130024
Simply Scored Tool #122334  OR Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade/Bone Folder
Sticky Strip
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid  Glue
Bone Folder

1.  Cut your box at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Yes, you can get TWO boxes from ONE Sheet of card stock!
2. Score as shown on Template.
2-4-6-8 Box Template3.  Stamp either randomly or in a pattern, depending on the look you want.  I stamped the image on the Front Panel and Back Panels in the positions I wanted and stamped the rest randomly.  I did stamp the bottom flaps also.
4.  Now fold on all the score lines.  Cut the bottom flaps up to the 2″ Score Line as shown.  Completely cut off the little rectangle in the Bottom Flap area under the Tab.
5.  Place Sticky Strip on the Tab next to the fold line, and along the top of the box so it touches the Tab Sticky Strip, but doesn’t overlap it.  Remove the Red Backing along the top.  Cut 8-1/4 inches of Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim.  Adhere it to the Sticky Strip without stretching it.  Leave the extra on for now.
6.  Remove the Sticky Strip backing from the Tab.  Fold the Back Panel on top of the rest of the box (stamped side showing).  Now fold the opposite end over.  It should lay over the Sticky Strip and the box will align properly.  You can cut off the excess Trim or Ribbon now.
7.  Now for the bottom flaps.  Fold in one of the side flaps to start your box bottom.  Put Tombow Glue around the edges.  Fold over the other side flap.  Now fold down the back flap and put glue around the edges.  Fold the Front Flap down now.  Turn the box right side up.  Use your Bone Folder along the box bottom to secure your Glue.
8.  Stamp a sentiment from the Label Love stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink on to Whisper White card stock.  Punch it out with the Artisan Label Punch.  Adhere to the front of your box with either Dimensionals or Glue.
9.  What a fun little box to keep on your desk filled with treats or pens.  Or put a gift in and give it to someone special!

Happy Stamping & Box Making!

3D Artisan Label Flower Card

The Artisan Label Punch has such interesting edges that I decided to make a flower using it.  I will be making a video soon to show you how to make this fun little flower.
Artisan Label Punch Flower on Card

Stamps”  Four Frames w#128589  c#123442
Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#128748  c#127802
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Calypso Coral
Crisp Cantaloupe
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Crisp Cantaloupe
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper #126926
Punch:  Artisan Label  #130920
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  7/16″ Trim #129287
Subtles Candy Dots #130933
Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive
Stamping Sponge

1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Modern Medley Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 5-1/2″  Adhere to card front about 1/4″ from the bottom.
3.  Cut your 7/16″ Trim at 5-1/2″.  Adhere above Modern Medley DSP with SNAIL.
4.  Stamp the Four Frames and desired Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in StayzOn Black.  Puch out with Decorative Label Punch.  Sponge around the edges using Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  Place Dimensionals on the back.  Set aside.
5.  Punch seven Artisan Labels from Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.  Sponge the edges with Calypso Coral ink if desired.  Cut six Labels in half through the smooth center.  Cut from each decorative edge to the center to form a triangle.  This will form one petal.  Use your bone folder to curl each petal.  Use your bone folder to slightly curl the edges of the whole Artisan Lable piece.  This will form your flower base.  Place a curled petal along one edge of the flower base and another just opposite.  Adhere all Petals with a Glue Dot.  Now place two petals going the other direction on top of the first layer of petals.  The next layer will go the same direction as the first layer.  You can trim the center portions if desired.  Continue placing petals until you have just one left.  Make small cuts along the top edge.  Roll it up slightly and attach to center of top petals with a glue dot.  Fluff flower if desired.
6.  Place sentiment label and flower in desired positions.  Adhere label with Dimensionals.  Adhere flower with either Glue Dots or a Demensional.
7.  Place Candy Dots in the top two corners of card.
8.  Hand deliver this card or put it in a package so it won’t get smashed.

I will have a new service available on August 1st.  More details coming soon.

Happy Stamping!

Beautifully Baroque Embossing meets the Mosaic Punch

I am loving the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder and decided to try using the Mosaic Punch with it.  This is a pretty quick and simple card to make which can be used for any occasion.
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder Meets the Mosaic Punch

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners w#132022  c#126257
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917
Punch:  Mosaic #131267
Other:  Brights Candy Dots #130931
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Run a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Bermuda Bay card stock through your Big Shot using your Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.
3.  Punch 9 whole images and 2 partial images with your Mosaic Punch from the Beautifully Baroque Embossed card stock.  Arrange as desired on card front.  Adhere with Glue Dots, Dimensionals, or Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp Sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink in desired position.
5.  Finish your card by adding tow Candy Dots to the right-hand corners.
6.  Here are some suggestions if you want to Step this card up.  You can emboss the card front with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder.  You can sponge the raised designs on the embossed card stock before punching.  You can stamp the sentiment on another piece of card stock and either punch it out or cut it out with a Framelit.

You can purchase all the items to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping and Punching!

Boho Blossoms White on White Wedding or Anniversary Card

Tis the season for Weddings and I need a few Wedding and Anniversary cards.  It has been a while since a made a White-on-White Card.  This will be one of my swaps for Convention.  I had a couple of friends over yesterday to help me make 50 of them.  We got most of the parts completed, though I need to get a new Boho Blossoms Punch, more Ribbon and Pearls.
Boho White on White Anniversary or Wedding Card

Stamps:  Loving Thoughts  w#128436  c#125845
Ink:  Black StayzOn
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder #116824
Adorning Accents Embossing Folder #125601
Adorning Accents Edgelits  #125595
Punches:  Corner Rounder #119871
Boho Blossoms #119858
Punch Pack  #118309
Other:  White Organiza Ribbon #114319
Basic Pearls
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Round all four corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Round all the corners with your Corner Rounder Punch.  Run through your Big Shot using the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder.  Adhere to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your next layer of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5″.   Cut the one end using your Big Shot at the desired Adorning Accents Edgelit.  Use the coordinating Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and emboss about 1″ above the cut edge.  This rounded edge will be the bottom.  Round the upper two corners with your Corner Rounder Punch.
4.  Now for the Flowers.  Punch five sets of Boho Blossoms flowers from Whisper White card stock.  Slightly bend the flower petals upwards on each flower as you use it.  This will add some dimension to your project.    Use Glue Dots to adhere a large flower to a medium flower.  Repeat two more times.  Punch two Itty Bitty flowers.  Adhere each of these to another Medium flower.  Lay flowers in desired positions with larger flowers at the ends and in the center and smaller flowers inbetween the larger flowers.
5.  Stamp sentiment in Black StayzOn ink on the flower layer using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.
6.  Cut your Ribbon about 6″ long.  Position your Ribbon about 1/2″ below the top edge of your flower layer and adhere it with either SNAIL or Glue Dots.  (Mine is about 3/4″ below.)  Pinch the flat Ribbon in the center and adhere with a Glue Dot or two.  Tie a Bow.  Attach it to the center of your flat Ribbon using several Glue Dots on the back of the knot.  You may also need to use Glue Dots to position the bow parts and the Ribbon Tails in the desired position.
7.  You can finally adhere the Flower Layer to the embossed card front with Dimensionals.
8.  Now add your Basic Pearls as desired.
9.  Give this to a pair of Newly Wed’s or to a couple celebrating their Anniversary.  I will make another and use it for both!  Change the Sentiment and use it for a Birthday or other occasion.

You can buy the supplies to make this card at My Online Store.

Happy Card-Making!

Happy Stamping!

Hexagons and the Six-Sided Sampler Card

I really have been enjoying Hexagons and the new Hexagon Punch and coordinating Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.  I decided to use the greenish-blues inks.  I think this is my favorite card from my last stamp class.  Enjoy making one of your own!
Hexagon and Six-Sided Sampler Card

Stamps:  Six-Sided Sampler w#130953  c#130956  (Bundled with Punch  w#132725  c#132724 )
Chalk Talk  w#130631  c#130634  (Bundled with Framelits w#132731  c#132730 )
Inks:  Strawberry Slush Marker
Midnight Muse
Coastal Cabana
Bermuda Bay
Pool Party
Island Indigo
Pacific Point
Marina Mist
Pacific Point Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Chalk Talk Framelits #129983  (See bundles above)
Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punch  Hexagon #130919
Other:  Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Adhere to card base using Tombow Glue.
3.  Color the Chalk Talk stamp using Pacific Point and Strawberry Slush Markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using your Big Shot and coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit.  Outline the edge with your Pacific Point Marker.  Put Dimensionals on the back and set aside.
4.  Decide which Hexagon stamp you want in the center and stamp it using Midnight Muse ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Make sure you have a flat end next to the card stock edge for easier punching.  Use a different ink color for each of the six other Hexagon stamps you use.  Punch them out.  Add a Dimensional to the back of each Hexagon  Lay in desired positions on card front along with the sentiment.  When you are happy with the positioning, remove Dimensional backs and adhere to card front.
5.  Enjoy your summer-colored Hexagon card!

You can get all the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Paper Rose Video

I finally have the video ready for you so you can make these fun Roses with your Fancy Flower Punch.
Fancy Flower Punch Roses

Card Stock for your Rose
Green Card Stock for your leaves
Fancy Flower Punch  #118073
Paper Snips or Scissors
Bone Folder
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
7/8″ OR 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
Floral Wire from your local store (Optional)
Wire Cutters from your local store (Optional)
Needlenose Pliers from your local store (Optional)

Happy Flower-Making!

Gingham Garden and Label Love Birthday Card

I used the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper and the Label Love Bundle from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog to make this card.  You can now order items from the 2013-2014 Catalog starting at 12 noon Utah Time (MDT)!  There are SO MANY fun things in this Catalog!  It is hard to choose what to order first, but I almost have my list ready so I can place my order tonight after my class.  I did earn 3 FREE things from Sale-a-bration and recruiting during Sale-a-bration!  Another perk of joining Stampin’ Up!
Gingham Garden DSP & Label Love Bundle Birthday Card

Stamps:  *Label Love w#  130619  c#130622
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:
  Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310
Big Shot:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
Punches:  *Artisan Label #130920
Itty Bitty Shapes #118309
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Melon Mambo card base at either 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and score and fold at 4-1/4″ OR 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Dry emboss using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.  Wrap your Stitched Satin Ribbon (about 14-16″) around your Gingham Garden embossed paper and tie a knot.  Move knot to desired position.  Adhere Ribbon in place on the back with a glue dot.  Adhere your Gingham Garden piece to card front.
3.  Stamp your Birthday or other sentiment from Label Love in Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with Artisan Label Punch and punch 2 Melon Mambo Artisan Labels.  Punch 3 Itty Bitty Flowers from Melon Mambo.
4.  To make the Melon Mambo layer to go behind your sentiment:  Take your two Melon Mambo punched Artisan Labels.  Cut one in half horizontally and the other in half vertically.  Adhere the horizontally cut labels to the back of the Whisper White sentiment trying to make them stick out evenly from the top and bottom.  Do the same with the vertically cut label on the sides.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Add Basic Rhinestones to center of Itty Bitty punched flowers and Sentiment if desired.
6.  Admire your fun card!

*Label Love Bundle includes Stamp Set and coordinating Artisan Label Punch (15% discount)  w#132723  c#132722

You can purchase all the items to make this card after 12noon today, May 31, 2013, in My Online Store.  Sorry the links weren’t available when I posted this.  Just type the item number in the “Search” box to quickly find the item.  OR go to the category and change “Show 8” to “Show All” for easier browsing.

Happy Stamping!

Roses with a Punch

Do you like Roses?  You can make a Rose with the Fancy Flower Punch and card stock.  I am working on a video to show you how easy it is to make this type of Rose.  Today you will just get a peek of the finished Roses in a Mini Milk Carton Vase.  So be thinking of what color of Roses you want to make.  Look for the video next week.
Fancy Flower Punch RosesMeanwhile gather your supplies:  Fancy Flower Punch, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  You can go ahead and make the Mini Milk Carton vase now if you want to display your Roses.  You will need floral wire (the thicker the better), Needle Nose Pliers, and Wire Cutters.  I used Floral and Craft Glass Marbles in the bottom of the Mini Milk Carton Vase to help the Roses stay positioned.

Watch the Video HERE.

Happy Flower Making!

Blue Ribbon Birthday

I made this Blue Ribbon Birthday Card for a friend.  I really like the way it turned out.  I will miss the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper when it retires next Thursday, May 30th.  Most of the items in the Spring 2013 Catalog will not be carried over.  So…… if there is anything you want or need more of you should get them now.
Blue Ribbon Birthday Card

The Retiring Accessories (everything that is not a flat stamp) are available only while supplies last.  There are even some discounted items still available.  Retiring Stamps are available until June 3rd.

On a happier note, we can start ordering from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog on Friday, May 31st.  I will be having a Play Date that afternoon.  We will be making one card using supplies from the NEW Catalog and then we will work on our own projects.  I will be placing   orders that day for all those who want to be among the first to place an order from the NEW Catalog.

Well, back to the Blue Ribbon Birthday Card.  I do love the bright colors.  You can choose your Designer Series Paper and then use coordinating colors (listed in the catalog and on the package) to make a wonderful card.  You can get a variety of looks just by using different patterned paper, different ink colors, embellishments, and ribbon.  Have fun making your own version of this card!

Stamps:  Blue Ribbon  w#125979  c#125981 not retiring
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Marina Mist
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Whisper White
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper #130670 retiring
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
1″ Circle (I think)
Other:  Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon #122985  retiring
Dahlias #127556  not retiring
Basic Pearls
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wrap your Melon Mambo Ribbon around the bottom third of your card.  Tie a knot on the right side.  Use Glue Dots if necessary to hold Ribbon in place.  Trim ribbon ends.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Stamp your Blue Ribbon in Melon Mambo on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.  Place some Ribbon on top of the paper ribbon that was punched off.  Hold it together in the shape you want with Glue Dots.  Adhere to the back of your Blue Ribbon with Glue Dots.  Place a Basic Pearl in center of each scallop.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Marina Mist on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out and adhere to center of Blue Ribbon with Dimensionals.
5.  Adhere Dahlias in place with Glue Dots.
6.  Admire you Blue Ribbon Birthday Card!

Happy Stamping!

Crab Punch Art Birthday Card

My grandson loves Crabs lately and turned 5 on Saturday.  So I decided to try and make him a Punch Art Crab for his birthday card.  I saw this Crab on Pinterest but it was an SVG file not Punch Art.  I decided to make it with Punches.  It was pretty easy after I figured it out.  I only used THREE Punches to make it.  I hope you decide to make one too.
Crab Birthday Card

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Crumb Cake
Smoky Slate (coming May 31st!)
Pacific Point
Bashful Blue (retiring)
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (retires May 30th)
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Cajun Craze Marker (I wish I would have sponged around the edges, but I used a Marker)
Basic Black Marker
Pacific Point Marker
Soft Suede Marker
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #19859
Small Oval #120908
1/2″ Circle #119869
Big Shot:  Happy Whale Clearlit #129403  (Retires May 30th)
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Other:  Googly Eye (retired)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Silicone Craft Sheer

Punching Illustrations
~Tangerine Tango:  You will use a little less than 1/4 sheet Tangerine Tango for your Crab.   Punch from Tangering Tango:  Punch out 2 Extra Large Ovals and 2 Small Ovals.  Punch 6 legs as shown in picture.  Punch 2 arms as shown in picture.  Punch 2 eyelids as shown in picture.  Sponge with Tangerine Tango or Cajun Craze now if desired.  (I wish I would have!)
~Whisper White:  Punch 2 eyes from Whisper White with the Small Oval punch.
~Pacific Point:  Punch 2 eyeballs from Pacific Point with the 1/2″ Circle Punch.
Assembling your Crab
1.  Legs and Arms.  Get out your Silicone Craft Sheet and Tombow Glue.  Place 1 Extra Large Oval in the center.  Lay out the 6 legs and 2 arms where you want them.  Glue them in place with Tombow Glue tearing off the parts that are too long.  You only need about 1/4″ of each piece glued to the back.
2.  Eyes.  Attach the Whisper White eyes between the arms.  Attach the Pacific Point eyeballs to the Whisper White eyes.  Now place the eyelids in the desired postitions.  I drew a line with my Cajun Craze Marker on the bottom edge of the eyelids.  You can add white lines or a comma to each of the eyes if you want.  My White Gel Pens have sprouted legs and ran away again.
3.  Pinchers. 
 We only have the 2 Tangerine Tango Small Ovals left.  Hold them together and cut out the “V” for the pinchers.  I cut straight down almost halfway for the first cut.  I made the second cut about 1/4″ away from the edge of the first cut, then cut down to meet the end of the first cut.  I drew a line with my Cajun Craze Marker down the center almost to the other side.
1.  Cut your Pacific  Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8=1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your Bashful Blue at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
2.  Adhere your 2″ x 5-1/4″ Ocean Waves from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper to the desired height on your card front.
3.  Cut your Crumb Cake card stock at about 1″ x 5-1/2″.  Tear one long edge.  (Optional:  you can sponge the edges if desired.  I just dragged the torn edge on the Baked Brown Sugar ink pad.)  I used the Soft Suede Marker to make little specks of sand on the Crumb Cake card stock.  Adhere at the bottom of the Bashful Blue card stock.
4.  Cut your Whale out of Smoky Slate card stock.  Sponge edges if desired.  Add a Googly Eye or draw on an eye.
5.  Lay your Crab and Whale in the desired positions on the card front.  Adhere.  I used the cut outs from the Whale as a stencil for the Whale’s water spout.  I colored the water in with a Pacific Point Marker.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Framelit.  Adhere in desired position.
7.  Admire your Fun Crab Birthday Card!  Give it to one of your favorite children!

Happy Punching!