MDS Halloween Card Video

Make a cute Halloween Card to email your family and friends.  It is quick and easy!

Video is 7 minutes long.

SOFTWARE (or other graphics program):
My Digital Studio (MDS)  Software with 30 Day Free Trial option  (Booster Pack has LOTS of additional graphics to use.)
Cast A Spell Designer Series Paper #118114  $4.95
Scaredy Cat Stamp Brush Set  #123143  $3.95

Happy Halloween Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Wonderous Wreath Card Video

Make this cute wreath with the Wonderous Wreath Bundle.  Choose 3 ink colors and some card stock and let’s make this!
Wonderous Wreath Fall Cards

Video is 10 minutes

Wonderous Wreath Stamps & Framelit Bundle #137624
Card Stock: Vary Vanilla
 Hello Honey (light)
Tangelo Twist (medium or dark)
Cajun Craze  (dark or accent color)
Other:  Dimensionals
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Embossing Folder Sponging Technique Video

Use this quick and easy technique to add color to your embossed projects.

Video length:  about 8 minutes

Big Shot with Multipurpose Platform and two cutting plates
Embossing Folder of your choice
Card stock in color of your choice
Stampin’ Sponge wedge (1/6 of sponge)
Stampin’ Classic Ink color of your choice

1.  Clean your embossing folders under running water, with Stampin’ Mist, or with a baby wipe.  Dry with a paper towel.
2.  Try sponging each side of the embossing folder to see which look you like better.
3.  Try sponging in a “line” and in circular motions to see which way you like better.
4.  Have lots of FUN!

Happy Sponging and Experimenting!
Nendy Kerr

Basic Heat Embossing Video

Learn Basic Heat Embossing.  Heat Embossing adds texture and shine to any project.  Here are instructions for the card shown at the beginning.

Bootiful Cowgirl Boot

Video Time:  4 minutes 6 seconds

Embossing Buddy #103083
VersaMark ink pad #102283
Embossing Powder color of your choice
Heat Tool #129053
Stamp of your choice  (I used Bootiful Occasions w#131967  c#126597 )
Card stock or Designer Series Paper of your choice
Scratch paper

Happy Embossing!
Nendy Kerr

Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies

Sneak Peek 2014This Gift Card Envelope is made from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits which will be available August 28th in the 2014 Holiday Catalog. It is pretty quick and easy to make – less than 10 minutes depending on how easily you can open the Brad tabs.  🙂
Gift Card Envelope

Video Time is almost 9 minutes

 Just Sayin’  w#133200  c#133203  MDS#137118  Ca Bulle #134429
Ink:  Black StazOn
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight 6″ x 7-1/2 minimum
Calypso Coral scrap
Big Shot:  Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies #135854 (Available in the 2014 Holiday Catalog-August 28, 2014)
Other:  Fast Fuse Adhesive
9″ White Baker’s Twine #124262
Silver Mini Brads #122941
Paper Piercing Tool #126189

1.  Pierce your holes and add your mini brads and card stock embellishments BEFORE you close your envelope.  The hole on the lower flapshould be 1″ from the tip.  The hole on the upper flap should be about 1/2″ from the tip.  Put your fingernails under the brad top before you bend the tabs down so there will be enough room for your Baker’s Twine.
2.  You should also stamp the front (and elsewhere) if desired BEFORE you close your envelope.
3.  Add adhesive on the lower half of each side flap to the center top and on the lower flap side close to the fold.

Happy Gift Card Envelope Making!
Nendy Kerr

Adhesives 2: SNAIL and Fast Fuse Video

Today we learn about SNAIL and Fast Fuse double-sided adhesives.  They both roll on, have refills, and are inexpensive to use.  The Refills work out to about 1 cent per inch for both of them.  Fast Fuse is the stronger of the two and may become my double-sided adhesive of choice.
SNAIL and Fast Fuse Adhesives

Video about 7 minutes long.

SNAIL Adhesive # 104332
SNAIL Refill #104331
Fast Fuse Adhesive #129026
Fast Fuse Refill #129027

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Blendabilities for Beginners

Does using the NEW Blendabilities Alcohol Markers sound hard?  Or are you just intimidated because they have been compared to Copics which seem like it takes a long time to get them to look good?  This video shows you that you can use Blendabilities and get GREAT results the first time!  Choose a line-art stamp, your Memento Tuxedo Black ink, some Whisper White card stock, and your Blendabilities and let’s give this a try!  August 1, 2014 ALL 12 Color Assortments will be available for customers to purchase!

Video Time 18 minutes

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad #132708
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Refill #133456
Color Lifter #129369
Whisper White card stock is recommended for beginners
Line Art Stamp of your choice

Cherry Cobbler #130995
Coastal Cabana #131000
Daffodil Delight #130998
Old Olive #130999 P
Pumpkin Pie #130997

Rich Razzleberry #131003
Skin Tone (6 Markers) #128370

Calypso Coral #130996
Crumb Cake #131004
Melon Mambo #130994
Night of Navy #131001
Smokey Slate #131005
Wisteria Wonder #131001

Things to know about Blendabilities Alcohol Markers:
1.  Rectangular barrel keeps them where you put them.  No rolling away!
2.  Store flat to maintain even ink distributions and prolong the life of your Marker.
3.  Each Blendability comes with both a Fine tip and a Brush tip.
4.  Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
5.  Color coded caps with different sized cylinders inside to keep your Markers away from the air and to prevent drying out.  Place your marker on a flat surface to slide the cap on.  DO NOT force the tip in as you can damage it.
6.  Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities Markers coordinate wonderfully with our card stock, and can be used with transparent Window Sheets.
7.  Colorfast which means they won’t fade!

Coloring Options:
~Protect your work surface by placing a sheet of paper undeneath the paper you will be coloring on as Blendabilities do bleed through the card stock!
~Stamp your image with the Memento ink pad and let it dry for 30 seconds or so to let it dry.
1.  Color just  how you normally do.
2.  Color from light to dark OR dark to light using small circular motions.
3.  Use the fine tip, the brush tip, or both tips.
4.  Color from the inside out, or around the edges and fill in the rest.
5.  Use a lighter hand for a watercolor effect.  Or keep layering on the color for a more vibrant color.
6.  Color a small area at a time, then put the cap back on so it won’t dry out.
7.  Experiment to find YOUR favorite Blendabilitis techniques!
8.  You can color on Rhinestones, Pearls, Buttons, and Heat Embossed images.  You Marker tips will wear out faster when coloring on these uneven surfaces.  You can also color on colored card stock, Window Sheets, Cello bags, and other papers.

Happy Blending!
Nendy Kerr

Paper Pumpkin Pinwheels

Look at the fun Pinwheels that came in the June Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Everything is included in the Kit to make 24 Pinwheels that do NOT spin around.  You can also make a spinning version if you add some floral wire (22 gauge is used in video)and wire cutters.  See both versions made in the video below.

Would you like your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit every month?  You can SIGN UP HERE to pay monthly ($19.95 + tax)  OR you can SIGN UP HERE to prepay for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months.  Choose the prepaid 6 month subscription and save $1 each month.  You save $2 each month with the prepaid 12 month subscription.  You also get at least $30 Hostess Dollars when you sign up for the 12 month prepaid subscription!  You can use your Hostess Dollars on the Exclusive Hostess Products and/or ANYTHING in the current catalogs and/or Online Store!!!  (I LOVE FREE stuff!!)

What is included in a Paper Pumpkin Kit?  You get all the supplies to make the project for the month and a 1″ Stampin’ Spot Ink Pad and Photopolymer stamps are usually included.  You can also get even more creative and add your own supplies to make your project your own.  High-quality supplies are included in the Kit.  The quality of the supplies and projects are constantly improving, in my opinion.  So if you tried Paper Pumpkin last year, the quality has vastly improved since the beginning of this year.

Video is about 16 minutes for the projects.

Happy Paper Pumpkin!
Nendy Kerr

Refreshing Your Big Shot Cutting Pads-Video

Is your Big Shot Cutting Pad warped or discolored with card stock slivers?  I saw a video on Pinterest about cooking Cuttlebug cutting pads which flattened them out and cleaned the card stock pieces out of the cracks.  The first try didn’t work so well as it left my cutting pad milky white.  The second try worked a lot better, though I was not careful enough when removing it and the corner bent.  But it was still clear, flatter, and lots of card stock slivers came out as it cooled down!

Video is about 5 minutes

Here is the basic process:
~Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  If you are not sure how accurate your oven temperature is, get an oven thermometer.  I know my oven is about 50 degrees hotter than the number I set it to.  For the first try I set the temperature to just over 50 degrees less.  The second try I set it to 75 degrees less.
~Put a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet or other flat baking surface.  Lay your cutting plate on the flat foil.
~Gently cover the cutting plate with the rest of the foil so foil is on the top and bottom of the cutting pad.  Do NOT fold the foil tightly around the cutting plate as it will leave marks when cooking.
~Cover the cutting pad with a glass pan.  I used my glass casserole dish.  Just make sure the bottom is flat and the baking dish is heavy.  This will help flatten out your cutting pad.
~Put in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
~Immediately and carefully remove the cutting pad from the cookie sheet and foil and place somewhere flat (and cool) to cool off.  As it cools the card stock slivers will come off and leave a mess.  It was amazing how much card stock there was!  I would guess there was more than a quarter cup!
~Note:  On my first try I just took the cutting pad out of the oven and left it on the cookie sheet with the baking pan on top of it and let it cool for about 1 hour until it cooled down completely.  (Plus the phone was ringing off the hook during the time after I put it in the oven.)  So my guess is that it kept baking while I thought it was cooling down.  I think this is why it turned the milky color.

Happy Experimenting!
Nendy Kerr

Stampin’ Paper Trimmer

Watch this Video now!Today’s video is all about Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer.  All the basics and a few tips including Cleaning your Trimmer, locking, changing blades, sharpening blades, switching to the Rotary Cutter, changing Rotary Blades and samples of each Rotary Blade cut.

Stampin' Trimmer

11 minutes

Stampin’ Trimmer #126889
Cutting Blades #126995
Scoring Blades #126996
Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat #131375
Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Arm Addition #129407
Straight Rotary Cutting Blade #128408
Perforated Rotary Cutting Blade #132788
Small Scallop Rotary Cutting Blade #129410
Tiny Wave Rotary Cutting Blade #129409

Happy Paper Trimming!
Nendy Kerr

Stamps-A Product Review Fideo

Today’s video compares the four types of Stamps that Stampin’ Up! offers:  Wood Mount Rubber, Clear Mount Rubber, Photopolymer (which I call Super-Clear), and Rotary.  You also learn my opinion on the advantages (pros) and disadvantages (cons) of each type of stamps.  Basic mounting, stamping, and cleaning tips are also given.
Stamps Product Review

Time: 12 minutes

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

MDS-Cropping a Stamp for your Easter Card

Make this My Digital Studio (MDS) Easter Card to email to your family and friends. You will also learn to crop a stamp, and select just a few objects to apply a Drop Shadow to.

9 minutes 28 seconds long

Summer Happiness Kit #130076 $9.95
Well Scripted Stamp Brush Set #121064 $3.95
Delightful Dozen Stamp Brush Set #127597 $7.95
Twitterpated Kit #129332 $9.95

Happy Easter!
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

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

Happy Punching!
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

Geometric Basket Video

Make a fun Geometrical Basket to hold some light-weight gifts or treats.  It is quick and easy and takes just one 12″ x 12″ paper.  You can use card stock or Designer Series Paper.  I used the Venetian Romance Designer Series Papers for the baskets I made.  The Handles were either Midnight Muse or Pistachio Pudding card stock cut at 1-1/4″ x 11″. Geometric Basket SUPPLIES: 12″ x 12″ card stock or Designer Series Paper.  I used Venetian Romance. 1-1/4″ x 11″ piece of card stock for the Handle 1/8″ Hole Punch Baker’s Twine Sticky Strip Happy Geometrical Basket Making! 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