Tiny Flower Box

Give someone a nice little Flower Gift box with either a small gift or some treats inside.  This is pretty quick to put together  as the box in the premade Tiny Treat Box.
Flower Gift BoxFlower Gift BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing Birthday  Wood #134225, Clear #134228
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper  #140550
Punches:  Pansy  #130698
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle  #118874
1-3/8″ Circle  #119860
Embellishments:  Cucumber Crush 1″ Dotted Lace Ribbon  #138423
Metallic Foil Doilies  #138392
Honeycomb Embellishments  #140566
Box:  Tiny Treat Box  #135829
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Tear & Tape  SNAIL does not hold the Ribbon well.
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Put a strip of Tear & Tape around the center of your box outside.  Attach your Ribbon so it starts and stops in the center front.  Press along the Ribbon & tape to make sure they are stuck together.
2.  Fold all score lines and Assemble your box:
~First: the side with the “U”
~Then the two sides
~Last-push the part that extends through the sides and the “U”.  Flatten out.
~Close the lid.
3.  Stamp a small round sentiment from the Amazing Birthday stamp set or a stamp of your choice.  Punch out with the Circle Punch.  Attach to a small Silver Doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Silver Doily to the front of your box (covering where the Ribbon ends meet) with Dimensionals.  Yea, the sides and front are finished!
4.  Put Tear & Tape along the sides of the box lid stopping about 1/4″ from each corner.  Punch your Large Scallop Circle from Pink Pirouette card stock and center on the lid.  Notice the box lid showing through on each corner.
5.  Punch two Glimmer Paper Flowers using your  Pansy Punch.  Bend up the petals on the top flower.  Attach the two flowers using Glue Dots.  Attach the flowers to the Scallop Circle on the box lid.
6.  Put 4 Glue Dots on each card board side of the Honeycomb Embellishment and attach to the center of your Glimmer Paper Flower.
7.  Add a small gift or some treats and make someone happy!

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Amazing Birthday Cards for Men

Both my DH and son have birthdays this month.  This year they are getting similar cards.
Amazing Men's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing Birthday w#134225  c#134228
Petite Pairs w#128706  c#122497
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Mossy Meadow or Old Olive
Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper #135820
Punch:  Small Oval #120908  (Optional)
Large Oval #119855
Other:  Fast Fuse Adhesive
Dimensionals
Scissors AND Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mossy Meadow OR Old Olive 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″.  Attach to card base with Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Stamp your Amazing Birthday stamp on Whisper White card stock – once in Mossy Meadow ink, and once in Cajun Craze ink.  (Make sure to clean stamp well after each color of ink.)  Stamp Happy Birthday Wishes in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White card stock.
4.  Cut out the Mossy Meadow image leaving a 1/8″ or so border around the whole image.  Cut out the Today and the Amazing images.  Punch out the Happy Birthday Wishes with the Large Oval Punch If desired you can cut out or punch (with the Small Oval Punch) the word Make.  Put Dimensionals on the back of all cut images.
5.  Layer the cut out images on top of the whole image as desired.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.
6.  If desired, attach a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside of your card so you can more easily see the writing.
7.  You now have a great card for a man or anyone who likes geometric shapes!

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Star Bookmark Birthday Card

I made this Birthday Card for my Grandson’s birthday and wanted to add a Bookmark as he is enjoying Chapter books lately.  I went with a Star theme as I had the Champagne Glimmer Star left over from another project and wanted to use it.  So choose three colors of paper and a contrasting ink and make a Bookmark card today!
Bookmark Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing Birthday wood #134225  clear #134228
Be The Star  wood #135731  clear #135734
Ink:  Midnight Muse (retired)
Gumball Green (retired)
Garden Green Marker
Card Stock:  Wild Wasabi (Medium color)
Gumball Green (Retired) (Darker or Brighter color)
Pistachio Pudding (Light Color)
Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885
Big Shot Framelits:   Stars #133723
Envelope Liners #132172
Punch: Angled Tag Topper #133323
Other:  Gold 1/8″ Ribbon #134583
Gold Baker’s Twine  #132975
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note:  Since this card is for a child, I used Tombow Glue to assemble the card so he can enjoy it and it will stay together.  You might want to use Dimensionals under the flap and Glimmer Paper Star.
1.  Cut your Wild Wasabi card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more detailed instructions.
2.  Cut the smallest Envelope Liner Framelit from Gumball Green to make your Bookmark Pouch.  Line up the edges at the bottom of the flap with the cutting groove and use the Scoring Blade to score along this line so you can fold over the flap.  Use your Garden Green Marker to color the edges including the folded top and flap.  Glue the flap down with Tombow (or use Dimensionals).
3.  Make your Bookmark.  Cut two pieces of Pistachio Pudding card stock at 2″ x 4″.  Stamp “Make Today ridiculously Amazing” on one, and “Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday to You” on the other one.  Use the Angled Topper Punch on the top of both of them.  Glue them together.  This will make a much sturdier bookmark that just using a single piece of card stock.
4.  Put the Ribbon in your Bookmark.  Cut three 6″ pieces of Ribbon.  This Gold 1/8″ Ribbon is slippery.  I inserted it in my normal way and it was coming out just laying there within 5 minutes, so I tried another tactic.  I put a Glue Dot at the 3″ mark on one Ribbon and attached the next one on top.  I put a Glue Dot on the 3″ mark of the second Ribbon and attached the third ribbon.  I then threaded the Ribbons through the punched hole.  Tie the Ribbon in place with about 6″ of Gold Baker’s Twine.  You should probably tie a knot in each end as the Gold likes to separate.
5.  Cut your Star from the Champagne Glimmer Paper using the 2nd and 4th Star Framelits (there are five so you can count either way).  Place both Framelits on the Sparkly side of the Glimmer Paper and arrange them to make the Star the way you want it and cut them out with your Big Shot.
6.  Now that you have all the pieces made you can assemble your card.  Lay the Bookmark, Bookmark Pouch, and Glimmer Paper Star in the desired positions.  You can use either Tombow Glue or Sticky Strip around the 3 outside edges of your Bookmark Pouch, leaving the top adhesive-free so the bookmark will slide in.  Attach your Glimmer Paper Star with either Tombow Glue or Dimensionals.  Slide your Bookmark in to test it.
7.  Remove your Bookmark while you stamp.  Now stamp on some Stars in the corners of the card front.  Stamp a small sentiment in the center of your Glimmer Star.  Stamp the small Star cluster in the center top of your card front.
8.  Now you have given a card and a Bookmark to a Reader, which makes two gifts!
9.  You can stamp Stars and Star Clusters on your envelope so the receiver knows something special is inside.  If you are sending this card through the postal service (instead of hand-delivering) I would put a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ sheet of card stock on top of the card to help hold the ribbon in place after folding it on top of the bookmark.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Card Holder Pouch with 3 Note Cards & Envelopes

This Card Holder Pouch and Cards is one of the Convention Make and Takes.  It is pretty easy to put together for a quick gift for someone.
Amazing Note Cards & Pouch

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing Birthday w#134225  c#134228
Papers:  Gift Card Enclosure Pack #136662  (for Pouch)
Flower Pot Designer Series Paper #133698
Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes #131527
Whisper White card stock
Lost Lagoon card stock
Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885
Ink:  Lost Lagoon
Tangelo Twist
Crushed Curry
Big Shot:  Star Framelits #133723
Banner Framelits #132173 or Scissors
Punches:
  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Banner Punch #133519
Other:  Scissors or Paper Snips
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cards
1.
 Make your cards first.  Stamp the “Make Today ridiculously Amazing” in Lost Lagoon ink on three Note Cards.
2.  Stamp three “Amazing” in Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  I just stamped about half the image so I could use my ink pad.  Cut them out.
3.  Punch out 3 Banners and 3 Stars from Champagne Glimmer Paper.  Attach to the Amazing with Glue Dots, the Banner beneath, and the Star on top.  Attach the Amazing to the card front over the Lost Lagoon stamped Amazing with Dimensionals.  Your cards are finished!
Pouch
4.
 Now for the Pouch.  Let’s do the stamping first.
~You should hopefully have a Tangelo Twist dotted bottom leftover from you Amazing.  If not, stamp another one on Whisper White card stock and cut it out.
~Stamp Amazing again using Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out.
~Stamp Happy Happy Birthday to You in Tangle Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out 1 Happy and Birthday to You!
~Stamp the striped Banner in Lost Lagoon ink on Lost Lagoon card stock.  Cut it out with the Banner Framelits OR Scissors.
~We might as well cut the Star out now too.  Use either the 3rd or 4th Star Framelit (from the largest to smallest) and cut out of the Champagne Glimmer Paper.  Score your Star Glimmer side facing down) from the Point to the opposite indent that is between points.  Do this for all 5 Points.  Fold the Point up and the indents down.  Use Dimensionals on the Points to hold their shape.  Use 3-4 stacked Dimensionals in the center of your Star to help hold its shape.
5.  Get your Gift Card Enclosure and fold in 3 of the sides.  Put your Note Cards and envelopes inside the soon to be Pouch.  Use Glue Dots on the three sides you are folding in to hold it together.
6.  Cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper for your Belly Band.  Fold it tightly around your Pouch and attach at the back, trimming off any excess paper.
7.  Now let’s decorate our Pouch.  Lay everything in the position you want them.  Use Glue Dots to attach all the stamped pieces together on top of the Striped Banner.  Now attach the Striped Banner Layer with Glue Dots.  Remove the Dimensional backings and attach the Star.
8.  You now have a fun birthday gift to give and they will have note cards to give.  You and your Birthday friend can make lots of people happy!

Happy Card and Pouch Making!
Nendy Kerr