Expressions Thinlits Video

Watch this video!Here is a video showing you two ways to use the Expressions Thinlit Dies in the Holiday 2013 Catalog.  They are really easy to use if you follow these tips.  I used the word “Love” when I made this card.  See the Supply List and Instructions here.  Please leave additional questions in the comment section.
Love Wedding Card-004

Have fun with your Thinlits Dies!
Nendy

“Love”ly Wedding or Anniversary Card

I have a couple of family anniversaries coming up plus a couple of weddings and I wanted to use the “Love” Expressions Thinlit.  I did two versions of the card with different colored layers.  Which color combination do you like best?

Look for a video on Wednesday showing how to use the Thinlit and place it on your card.  Friday there will be a video showing yout how to emboss the flap of your envelope so the receiver will know there is a really special card inside.
Love Wedding or Anniversary Card

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Basic Black
Real Red or Very Vanilla
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (DSP)  #126926
Big Shot:  Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171
Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102
Other:  White Stampin’ Chalk Marker #132133 (For writing on the inside)
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Dimensionals
Toothpick
Tweezers-preferably the craft kind that stay closed and you pinch them to open them.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Basic Black card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Modern Medley DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front with SNAIL.
3.  Cut two Deco Label Framlits in the desired sizes and colors.  I think I used the 2 medium sized ones.  Set aside.
4.  Steps 4 and 5 Video Link.  Cut “Love” in the desired color.  Gently poke the toothpick through the little holes in the flat side of the Thinlit.  Your word should easily come out.  If you have problems with it coming out use a piece of wax paper between the Thinlit and your card stock next time.
5.  Hold your “Love” with a pair of tweezers.  Spread a thin light layer of Tombow Glue on the back of your word.  Make sure the Glue is a thin layer or it will squish out and make a mess.  Hold your Gluey word above the smaller Deco Label and then gently lay in the desired position.  If you mess up, turn the Label over and try again.
6.  Layer your two Deco Labels together with Dimensionals.  Adhere them to the card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Write a Love Note inside using your White Stampin’ Chalk Marker.  It works just like a Markder without any of the frustration a Gel Pen sometimes gives us.
8.  Admire your “Love”ly Wedding or Anniversary Card.  You can mail it in a Very Vanilla Envelope.  I embossed the envelope flap with the new Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy

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

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations  w#  c#
Ink:  VersaMark
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Smoky Slate
Basic Black
Whisper White
Vellum
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
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your 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.

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

SUPPLIES:
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″
Dimensionals
Stamping Sponge
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
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!
Nendy

Man’s Birthday Card in Greens

Here is a nice Man’s Birthday card in various shades of Green.  No lace, pearls, or Rhinestones since most men don’t enjoy them.  Lots of trendy Chevrons and a subtle   Plaid are the major design elements in this card.
man's brthday card in Greens

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh Hello  w#131931  c#130733
Petite Pairs  w#128706  c#122497
Ink:  Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Gumball Green  1″ x 5-1/2″ strip
Whisper White
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310
Big Shot:  Chevron Embossing Folder #127749
Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Punch:  Large Oval #119855
Other:  SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gingham Garden (Green Plaid) Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Cut a strip of Gumball Green 1″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Chevron embossing folder.  Choose the side you want to show and adhere to card front as shown with Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp the Chevron Oval in Garden Green on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using the coordinating Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Adhere as shown with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp the two parts of the sentiment in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Large Oval Punch.  If desired you can use a Garden Green marker around the edges of your Whisper White Ovals.  Adhere in desired positions with Dimensionals.
6.  Admire your manly Birthday Card before giving to one of the men in your life.

All supplies to make this card can be purchased from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Embossed Vellum Flower Garden Card

I haven’t used the Flower Garden Embossing Folder for a while so I decided to use it with some new colors and Vellum.Embossed Flower Garden

SUPPLIES:
Markers-Subtles Collection:  So Saffron
Calypso Coral
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  White Vellum #101856
Calypso Coral
Pistachio Pudding
Big Shot:  Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595
Flower Garden Embossing Folder #123113
Magnetic Platform #130656  (Optional, but REALLY nice!)
Other:  Subtles Candy Dots #130933
Glue Dots
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.   Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Calypso Coral at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Make scallops on the 5-1/2″ edges using the Adorning Accents Scallop Edglit and your Big Shot.  (A Big Shot Magnetic Platform will help the Edgelit stay in place while cutting.)  Scallop both 5-1/2″ edges, then adhere to the Pistachio Pudding card front.
3.  Cut your Vellum at 2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through the Big Shot with your Flower Garden embossing folder.  Keep all tabs flopping open so you don’t tear your Vellum while embossing.  Color the back of your Vellum as shown using Markers.
4.  Put a Glue Dot in each corner of the Vellum to adhere it to your card front, centering it on the Calypso Coral.  Cover your Glue Dots with the Candy Dots.
5.  Nice Summer All-Occasion Card to give to someone and brighten their day.

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

Happy Embossing!
Nendy

Purple Hexagons Card

I am really enjoying the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle with the stamp set and the punch.
Hexagon Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six Sided Sampler w#130953  c#130956 (Bundle with Stamp set and Punch w#132725  c#132724)
A Fitting Occasion w#131952 c#127049
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant
Perfect Plum
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punch:  Hexagon #130919 (see Bundles above)
Other:  Large Rhinestones #129324
Basic Rhinestones #119246
Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card base as 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Perfect Plum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  Adhere to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Choose one of the Hexagon stamp images to use for the center of your Hexagon flower.  Choose two more Hexagon stamps for the “Flower Petals”.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock with Elegant Eggplant ink:  1 center, 3 of each “Petal”.    Stamp desired sentiment from “A Fitting Occasion” and an image in the center of the sentiment circle.  (A stamp-a-ma-jig is very helpful.)  Now punch out all the Hexagons and the sentiment with your Hexagon Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back and leave on the backing.
4.  Place Hexagons in desired positions.  Adhere.
5.  Add a Large Rhinestone to the center of your Hexagon Flower.  Add Basic Rhinestones to the corners and to the sentiment if desired.
6.  Admire your Quick and fun Hexagon card.

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

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

SUPPLIES:
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

INSTRUCTIONS:
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!
Nendy

Wildflower Meadows with Vellum and Candy Dots

I wanted to try a different look using the Wildflower Meadows stamp set and Embossing folder.  I used White Vellum Card Stock to stamp and emboss on.  I really like the look.

Wildflower Meadow Card with Vellum

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wild Flower Meadow w#129165  c#129168  (Bundle with Embossing Folder
w#132735  c#132985  )
Markers:  Garden Green
Melon Mambo
Tempting Turquoise
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana
White Vellum #101956
Big Shot:  Wildflower Meadows Embossing Folder #129376  (See Bundle above)
Other:  Brights Candy Dots #130931
Glue Dots
Heat Tool & Clear Embossing Powder (recommended)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your White Vellum card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Color the flowers, stems, and bird on your stamp with the desired color Marker.  Breathe several times over the part of the stamp the you colored.  Lay stamp on your table, rubber side up.  Put Vellum card stock in the desired position on stamp.  Hold in place with a couple of fingers.  Now rub the card stock with either a Clear Mount Block, a Wood Block, or your fingers.  I prefer using a Clear Mount Block because it glides over card stock more easily without moving the card stock.  Move your fingers to the half of the card stock you just rubbed and do the other side.  This technique will give a great impression on all your larger and Background stamps.
3.  You need to get the ink dry now.  There are several options.  1st Option.  Use your Heat Tool.  Keep it moving so you don’t burn your Vellum.  This really takes quite a while as the ink is very wet.  Sometimes this just doesn’t work no matter how long you try.  I did get ink marks on my embossing folder.  2nd Option.  Use Clear Embossing Powder over your stamped images and melt with your Heat Tool.  This seals in the color and is much quicker!
4.  Line up your Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder over your stamped flowers aligning the flowers and stems as desired.  Run through your Big Shot.  If you get ink on your embossing folder, just run it under some water or use your Stampin’ Mist and a tissue to clean it.
5.  Place a Glue Dot one the back side of the Vellum in each corner.  Adhere to your card front.   Now place a Candy Dot over each of the Glue Dots.
6.  Admire your quick and easy All-Occasion Card!

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Zoo Babies Baby Card or Child’s Birthday Card

This cute Zoo Babies Card can be made for either a new baby or a child’s birthday.  I am sure there is someone in your life who likes cute animal images.  I used one of the Gingham Garden Washi Tapes to create the checked border at the top of the card.
Zoo Babies Baby Card or child's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Zoo Babies  w#130453  c#130456
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
Gumball Green
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Pistachio Pudding
So Saffron
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Square Collection Framelits #130921
Punch:  Word Window
Other:  Gingham Garden Washi Tape  #129314
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Zoo Baby Giraffe in Baked Brown Sugar ink on So Saffron card stock.  Cut it out using a Square Framelit.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card stock out using the next larger size of Square Framelit.  Place Dimensionals on the back of both these squares.  Adhere the So Saffron one to the Pistachio Pudding one.  Lay on card front.
3.  Cut a 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  Put the Washi tape down the center.  If you just lightly place the tape onto the card stock it is easily repositionable.  Press the tape firmly down when it is in the desired position.
4.  Now place the layered Squares and the Washi Tape & card stock border in the desired positions.  Adhere the Layered Squares with Dimensionals.  Adhere the Washi Tape Border with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
5.  Stamp you sentiment in Gumball Green on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Punch it out with the Word Window punch.  Put half a Dimensional under the “C” in congratulations.  Put SNAIL on the rest of the sentiment back.  Adhere in desired position.
6.  You now have a quick Baby Card!  You can change the sentiment to Happy Birthday and have a quick child’s Birthday card.

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

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

SUPPLIES:
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

INSTRUCTIONS:
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!
Nendy

Summer Backyard Basics Card

This Summer All Occasions Card is made with the Backyard Basics stamp set and Framelits Bundle and shows off the Flowers, a Bird, and a Butterfly that symbolize Summer.  Get started on a relaxing summer just by watching nature:  the flowers, birds, and butterflies.
Flower, Butterfly, and Bird Card made with the Backyard Basics Bundle

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Backyard Basics w#129256  c#129258  (Bundles:  w#132729  c#132728
Inks:  Black StayzOn
Strawberry Slush
Gumball Green
Baked Brown Sugar
Marina Mist
Card Stock:  Strawberry Slush
Pistachio Pudding
Soft Sky
Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Magnetic Platform #130658 Keeps your Framelits in place while cutting them with your Big Shot.
Backyard Basics Framelits #129380 (Included in Backyard Basics Bundles-see above)
Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335
Other:  Blender Pen #102845
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Strawberry Slush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/2″.  Emboss the card front only using your Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp your Backyare Basics Flowers, Bird, and Butterfly with Black StayzOn ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color them using your Blender Pen and ink pads.  Cut them out using the Backyard Basics Framelits.  Put Dimensionals on the back of each item.
3.  Cut the Ovals out using the desired size Oval Framelits and your Big Shot.  I cut the largest one out of Pink Pirouette card stock.  The smaller ones are Pistachio Pudding and Soft Sky card stock.  Put Dimensionals on the backs of each oval.
4.  Adhere the two smaller Ovals on the card front, the adhere the larger Oval on the card front.  Now adhere the Backyard Basics flowers, bird, and butterfly on the Ovals.
5.  Admire your beautiful Summer Card.

You can purchase all the supplies to  make this card in My Online Store.

Happy Summer Stamping!
Nendy

Silver Beautifully Baroque Wedding Card

A friend of mine is getting married so I made a Silver Wedding Card using the Beautifully Baroque Stamp Set and Embossing Folder to coordinate with the Silver Gift Wrap.  I love the NEW Beautifully Baroque Stamp and Embossing folder.  I also decided to try sanding the Brushed Silver card stock.  It looks wonderful!  I hope you enjoy making one for someone special.
Silver Beautifully Baroque Wedding Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  *Beautifully Baroque w#130895 c#not available
Love & Laughter w#128433  c#125477
Ink:  VersaMark
StayzOn Black
Card Stock:  Brushed Silver #100712
Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Other:  Silver Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Basic Rhinestones
Sanding Block #129367
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

*Beautifully Baroque Bundle with stamp set and embossing folder:  w#132732  c#not available

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut two pieces of Brushed Silver card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (card front) and 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (card base).
2.  Emboss the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Brushed Silver card stock with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.  Choose which side of the embossed card stock you want on front and sand it with the Sanding Block.  I found it worked best to use circular motions when sanding.  Brush off all sanding debris.  Adhere embossed card stock to card base.
3.  Stamp the large Beautifully Baroque image in VersaMark on Whisper White card stock.  Cover the VersaMark ink with Silver embossing powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Cut around embossed image with scissors.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp the sentiment with Black StayzOn on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Apothecary Art Framelit.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Put the Baroque Image and the Sentiment in the desired positions.  Remove Dimensional backings and adhere in place.
6.  Add Basic Rhinestones as desired.
7.  I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock piece inside to write on.
8.  Admire your wonderful wedding card before giving to someone.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Paper Pumpkin Memory Album

The My Paper Pumpkin Kit for this month was a cute little 5″ x 5″ Memory Book.  It came with 2 blank chipboard covers, 2 stamps, a Basic Black Stampin’ Spot ink pad, some punched Designer Series Paper (DSP) pages, 6×6 DSP, 2 rings to hold the book together, buttons, and arrow clip and 4 sheets of self-adhesive stickers.  I used a few things that were not in the Kit.  These were items that were in my “Pieces” Bowl.  Stuff I started to use for another project but didn’t.  I used some Ribbon Trim Roses (Spring Catalog) that I had colored Melon Mambo with a sponge dauber, a few Basic Rhinestones, a mini brad, some green markers, Mosaic Madness Stamp set and Island Indigo ink, a Paper Doily in Melon Mambo, an Melon Mambo embossed Oval from the Oh Hello Stamp Set, the Mosaic Punch, the Rotary Stamp, a gold embossed Crown from the “You Rule” stamp set. Do you want to join in the fun?  Subscribe HERE. SUPPLIES: May 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit Extras Stamp Sets:  Really Good Greetings  w#130330  c#130333 Mosaic Madness  w#130246 c#130249 (Bundle with Punch w#132724  c#132733 Oh Hello  w#131931  c#130733 You Rule (retired-but available for MDS) A Fitting Occasion w#131952  c#127049 Ink:  Island Indigo Garden Green Melon Mambo Rich Razzleberry (I think) Card Stock: Melon Mambo Big Shot:  Paper Doily L Sizzlit Die #125592 Oval Collection Framelits Punches:  Scallop Circle Punches:  1-3/4″, 1-1/4″, 7-8″ Mosaic Other:  Ribbon Rose Trim from Spring Catalog Silver Mini Brad Flower from the Pop-Up Posies Kit (Spring Catalog) Melon Mambo Embossing Powder Dazzling Diamonds Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue Scissors Front Cover:  DSP, Sticker & Stamp from Kit, 3 Ribbon Roses, 3 Rhinestones May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Front Cover Inside Front Cover:  Pool Party card stock, Stickers from Kit. Page 1:  Sticker from Kit, Scallop Circle Punches, Mini Brad, Green Markers, Really Good Greetings Stamp, ink from Kit May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 2 Page 1 Back:  Sticker & Stamp from Kit, Mosaic Madness Stamps, Pop-Up Posies Flower Page 2:  Stickers from Kit, Melon Mambo Paper Doily (Sizzlit & Big Shot) May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 3 Page 2 Back:  Sticker, arrow clip and ink from Kit; Oh Hello stamp set, Melon Mambo Embossing powder, Oval Framelit. Page 3:  Stickers from Kit, Oh Hello Stamp set, Melon Mambo & Garden Green Markers, Island Indigo Ink May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 4 Page 3 Back:  DSP from Kit, Mosaic Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Rotary Stamp Page 4:  Stickers from Kit, Mosaic Madness Stamp. May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 5 Page 4 Back:  Stickers from Kit, Gold Embossed Crown from You Rule Stamp Set, Dazzling Details Page 5:  Stickers from Kit, A Fitting Occasion stamps, Pool Party card stock May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 6 Page 5 Back:  Stickers from Kit. Inside Back Cover:  Pool Party card stock, Stickers from Kit. May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 7Back Cover:  DSP & Stickers from Kit. A Few Notes: The Chipboard Covers came blank with two holes punched 1″ from edge.  I glued on the DSP on one side (Front & Back) and punched the holes out of the DSP.  I then covered the Inside with card stock and punched out the holes.  The holes came pre-punched on the pages.  I didn’t use everything in the kit. Happy Memory Album Making! Nendy

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

SUPPLIES:
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
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
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!
Nendy

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!
Nendy

Pop n’ Cut Dress Card

This Pop n’ Cut Dress card was really fun to make!  It is NOT Quick.  It does have a lot of steps that are easy though.  Try making one yourself!  I will give you the supply list and some basic steps, but won’t go into all the details because it would be a super-long post.  It took my class members 45-60 minutes to make it.  They did everything so they can duplicate it at home.  They each said it was worth the effort!
Pop n' Cut Dress Card Front
Pop n' Cut Dress Card inside

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bright Blossoms w#125495  c#125497
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Tempting Turquoise
Whisper White
Very Vanilla
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper or DSP of your choice
Big Shot:  Card Base Pop n’ Cuts  #130099
Dress Form Pop n’ Cuts  #130100
Dress Up Framelits #130101
Designer Frames Embossing Folder  #123130
Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Punch:  Extra Large Oval
Other:  Rhinestone
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Base.  Cut your Island Indigo and Tempting Turquoise card stock at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Insert into Pop n’ Cuts Card Base (without insert) making sure all cut lines are covered.  (Yes, put both pieces in at the same time.)  Run through your Big Shot.
Pop n' Cut Dress Card inside fold lines2.  Inside Pop-Up.  Put Dress Form Pop n’ Cuts into the Card Base lining up the center lines.  Put Tempting Turquoise card base in so the curvy top part is just above the slits at the bottom of the card base.  Run through your Big Shot.  Take your Bone Folder to help you fold the bottom score line and the bottom of the dress form stand.  Fold as shown in side view photo.  When finished folding close card and rub your Bone Folder over it a few times to flatten it out.
(Note:  Be very careful when gluing the card bases together.  Also be careful gluing the dress to the dress form.  Use a thin sparse line of glue along the edges.  It can get very messy if glue oozes out and can ruin your project.  The  Adhesive Remover didn’t do it’s usual great job on this project.)
3.  Glue.  Pay attention to the part of the Die Cut that is supposed to Pop-Up.  Put Tombow Glue on the back of the Tempting Turquoise EXCEPT for the part that is supposed to Pop-Up.  Make sure you only put a thin line of glue around the Pop-Up parts because you don’t want any glue oozing out and gluing your Pop-Up down.
4.  Cut Dress Forms & Dresses.  Cut two Very Vanilla Dress Forms from the Dress Up Framelits.  Cut two dresses and optional Jacket and hem ruffle.  Assemble outfits on Dress Forms as desired.  Choose which will go on the front and which will go on the inside of the card.
5.  Ovals.  Cut 1 Whisper White larger Oval and sponge edge with Tempting Turquoise ink if desired.  Cut 1 DSP Oval that is smaller.  Glue together.
6.  Card Front.  Cut a strip of Tempting Turquoise 1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Glue in desired position on card front matching the straight edge at the fold line.  Trim the bottom part that hangs over the edge.  Lay out the Ovals and the Dress on the Dress Form in the desired Positions.  Now glue down.
7.  Card Inside.  Carefully glue down the Dress and Dress Form over the Pop-Up Dress Form.  Emboss a Whisper White Oval Designer Frame.  Stamp the vase and flowers on a scrap of Whisper White.  Punch out with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  Glue into center of Frame.  Glue on the “back wall” behind the Dress and Dress Form.
8.  Open and close your card several times and enjoy!

Happy Pop n’ Cut and Dress Designing!
Nendy

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

SUPPLIES:
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

INSTRUCTIONS:
CRAB
Punching:
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.
Assembly:
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.
CARD
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!
Nendy

Big Shot Items and Punches I Will Miss Most on the Retiring Accessories List

Have you seen the Retiring Lists yet for Stamps and Accessories yet?  You only have until June 3rd to buy any of the Retiring Stamps.  All Retiring Accessories are available only while supplies last.

You can purchase Retiring Products in My Online Store.  Only items still available are shown.

Here are the Things I will Miss Most!
The top item in each category is the thing I will miss most.  After this, the order is random.

BIG SHOT ITEMS:
Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die  #115965  $39.95
Fancy Favor Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die - by Stampin' Up!
Candy Wrapper Bigz Die  #120890  $24.71
Candy Wrapper Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!
Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #119277  $5.96
Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!
Flower Folds Bigz XL Die  #115970  $42.95
Flower Folds Bigz Xl Die - by Stampin' Up!
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die  #124098  $19.77
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die - by Stampin' Up!
Scalloped Heart of Heart Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die  #117332  $11.95
Scalloped Heart Of Hearts Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die - by Stampin' Up!
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #120175  $7.95
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - by Stampin' Up!

PUNCHES
Blossom Petals XL Punch  #121808  $10.17
Blossom Petals Xl Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Scallop Trim Corner Punch  #118870  $9.95
Scallop Trim Corner Punch - by Stampin' Up!

1-1/4″ Square Punch  #119865  $15.95
1-1/4 Inch Square Punch - by Stampin' Up!

1-3/8″ Square Punch  #119877  $16.95
1-3/8 Inch Square Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Extra Large Tag Punch  #119866  $16.95
Extra-Large Tag Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Scallop Square Punch  #119884  $16.95
Scallop Square Punch - by Stampin' Up!

You’re Amazing in Bermuda Bay

We made this You’re Amazing card at my last Stamp Class.  It is a quick and easy card to make.  I did use the NEW Bermuda Bay card stock and Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Try making one in the color of your choice or the favorite color of the person you are giving it to.  This card would be also great to give to a favorite Teacher.

Remember that all Retiring Stamps can be ordered through June 3rd.  All other Retiring Merchandise is available only while supplies last!  You will pay twice as much if  you wait and get them off EBay so get them now while they are still available at a reasonable price!
You're Amazing in Bermuda Bay

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  You’re Amazing  w#126720  c#126722
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:
  Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Other:  Regal or Brights Brad
Paper Piercing Tool and Mat
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with your Fancy Fan embossing folder.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Cut your Whisper White at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp You’re Amazing in the center.  Cut out with the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Pierce holes where you want your brads.  Attach brads.  Put Dimensionals on the back around the edges and a couple in the center.  Adhere to your card front..
4.  Give an Amazing Person this card with a note inside to let them know how Amazing they really are!

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy