Lillian’s Birthday Card

This card was made for my granddaughter’s birthday.  Since she is just turning one year old, I made it Postcard style and enclosed it in a Clear Envelope so she can hold and play with it and not damage it too much.  You can make it into a regular card and use for any age.
Big Day Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
 Big Day (Sale-a-bration 2015) Wood# 139109  Clear# 139112  (FREE with $50 purchase before tax & Shipping)
Markers & ink Pads:  Bermuda Bay
Strawberry Slush
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Strawberry Slush
Washi Tape:  Beach House #133689

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Pink Pirouette Postcard Base at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  OR cut a regular card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Color the “Celebrate your BIG DAY with Cake” stamp using the Bermuda Bay and Strawberry Slush Markers.  Stamp just below the center.  I will be making a video on this technique soon.
3.  Stamp the “Happy Birthday” and the Cake with Bermuda Bay.  Stamp the Candle with Strawberry Slush.
4.  Add the Pink Strawberry Slush Washi Tape (although I think they say it is Real Red) to the sides of the card.  Then add the Coastal Cabana Washi Tape to the top and bottom edges.  Leave some of the card stock showing along all the outside edges.  Rub the Washi Tape firmly with a Bone Folder so it will stay stuck to the card.
5.  Add a quick Birthday note to the inside and give it to the Birthday Girl.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

MDS Embossing Folder Technique and Drop Shadows

It has been a while since I shared a My Digital Studio Technique. This technique gives you the look of using an embossing folder.  It changes the Drop Shadows and uses an overlay stamp.  Play around with this technique to get the look you want.  I will give you the exact Drop Shadows I used for each element in this card as there are a variety.  The instructions will tell you exactly what was done to make the card shown.
MDS Embossed Look Technique

MDS SUPPLIES:
My Digital Studio Software   Several choices.  Contact me if you need help choosing.
Textured Card Stock #120168  Tempting Turquoise
Decorative Overlays Stamp Brush Set  #129880  Tempting Turquoise
Party Time II Stamp Brush Set  #124885  Happy Birthday
Delicate Adornments #132265  Lace
Paper Daisies #121432
Antique Brads #122164
Vintage Adornment Flowers #123602
Lots of Tags Shape 2 Punch #124440

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose Tempting Turquoise Textured card stock to cover the card base.
2.  Now to get the Embossing Folder look.  Now Choose the Quatrefoil Decorative Overlay stamp.  Change the color to Tempting Turquoise.  The Drop Shadow is 50% Opacity and Blur 0.  You can play around a bit here to get the look you want.
3.  Now choose the Delicate Adornments Lace.  You will need to move it over until you can see the end Gray boxes.  Make it smaller by dragging one of the corner gray boxes until the lace is as narrow as you want it.  Position it as desired.  The Drop Shadow is 70% Opacity and Blur of 4.
4.  Now for the Paper Daisies.  Choose the 3 largest and layer them starting with the largest, medium, and then second to the smallest.   Select all three so you just have recolor and do the Drop Shadow once.  Hold down your Shift Key and select the smallest flower, then the medium flower, then the large flower.  Now let go of your Shift Key.  Recolor them Melon Mambo and use a Drop Shadow of 73% Opacity and Blur of 11.  Since you left all three selected this will work for all three Daisies.
5.  Choose the Antique Brad and place it in the center of your Daisies.  Choose a Drop Shadow of 75% Opacity and the Blur is 3.
6.  Now choose the Tag.  The Melon Mambo one is the original size.  The Whisper White was adjusted two ways.  First by dragging a corner Gray Box, then by dragging the center Gray box on the bottom.  This helped me get it the size I wanted with equal parts of the Melon Mambo tag showing.  Select both Tags by holding down your Shift Key to select the largest first, then the smaller one.  The Drop Shadow is my normal 75% Opacity and Medium Blur for both tags.
7.  Now stamp the Happy Birthday and resize it and put it on the Whisper White Tag.  Change the Color to Tempting Turquoise.  Use a Drop Shadow of  35% Opacity and Blur of 5.
8.  Now for the Vintage Adornment Flower.  Choose the Baja Breeze (bluish) one.  Make is smaller by dragging a corner Gray box.  Move it onto your Tag in the desired position.  Use Drop Shadow of 73% Opacity and Medium Blur.
9.  You now have a digital card you can email to someone and make their day happier.  They will be really impressed with your card!  Now you can experiment with other Digital Overlays and the Drop Shadows to come up with another card.

Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Another Awesome Birthday Card

I found out at Christmas that my Daughter never received her Birthday card.  And I had even mailed it early!  So here is another version using the other side of the Designer Series Paper and the NEW clear Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.
Kathleen's Birthday card 2014SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News
Something to Say
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding
Whisper White
Crushed Curry
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits
Punch:  Modern Label
Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers #137856
Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Other:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Scissors or Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge wedge
Sharpie Markers to color Epoxy Stickers

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 DSP at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge around the edge if desired.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut out the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit with Pistachio Pudding card stock.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  Attach two Hodgepodge Clips as shown.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals.  Make sure there are a couple of flowers showing to add your Epoxy Stickers to the center.
4.  Stamp the Awesome stamp with Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim around the edges with your scissors.  Sponge the edges if desired.  Attach to the Pistachio Pudding die cut using Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” with Mossy Meadow ink on Curshed Curry card stock.  Sponge edges if desired.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Attach with Dimensionals.
6.  Add your Epoxy Stickers:  2 circle ones to flower centers, 2 stars to Pistachio Pudding die cut.  Color with Marker or Sharpie if desired.  I also drew a star inside each of the star clips.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Man’s Birthday Card

This is my oldest Son’s Birthday Card made with the new Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  This paper has such beautiful nature photos with other prints and plaids on the back side.  Perfect for nature lovers and guys!
Jason's 2015 Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations wood #132070  clear #126707  MDS #130860
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow
Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack #137780
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #
Other:  Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Dimensionsals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Stamping Sponge wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  You will be cutting your Adventure Bound paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Decide which parts you want cut off to make it this size.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” on Mossy Meadow card stock with Black ink.  Cut out with the Framelit of your choice.  Sponge the edges with Mossy Meadow ink if desired.  Attach your Clips in the desired positions.  Add Dimensionals to the back and attach in the desired position.
4.  You now are ready to write on the inside and give this card away.  If desired you can add a piece of Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″ on the inside of your card to make it easier to read what you write.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mom’s Birthday Card

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

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

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Awesome Birthday Card

My Daughter’s birthday was last week and this is the card I made for her.  She is pretty awesome in my totally unbiased opinion.  lol.  Her favorite colors are Green and Yellow.
Awesome Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News w#134015  c#134018
Remembering Your Birthday w#131347  c#131350  Une Pensee Pour Ta Fete #131646
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies #127003
Punches:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Builder Owl Punch #118074  Smallest heart
Other:  double sided adhesive of your choice:  Fast Fuse OR SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stamping Sponge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video to learn more about basic card bases.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge around the edges with Mossy Meadow ink.  Watch this video for Edging Techniques.
3.  Stamp the “Awesomeness” sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on Daffodil Delight card stock.  Cut out with the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Sponge around the edges with Mossy Meadow ink.  Punch out tthree of the Itty Bitty Accents Hearts from Silver Glimmer Paper.  Attach two with Dimensionals as shown.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Sponge around the edges with Daffodil Delight ink.  Punch two hearts with the Owl Punch.  Attach with a half Dimensional as shown.
5.  Lay out your pieces as shown.  Attach with the Daffodil Delight die cut with Dimensionals (making sure you remove all the staticy backing papers from the card front – oops!).  Use Dimensionals as normal on the Whisper White die cut where it will touch the Daffodil Delight die cut.  Stack two dimensionals on the rest so the height will be level.  (Peel off the Dimensional backing on the first Dimensional, then add another Dimensional to the sticky part of the first Dimensional to get “stacked” Dimensionals.)
6.  Add your last Silver Glimmer Paper Heart to the lower corner.  I think I just used Fast Fuse to hold it on.
7.  Write something in the card to let that special someone know how awesome they are.  Remember to mail the card or hand deliver it.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Man’s Winter Birthday Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Leafy Birthday Card

Do you know someone with a Fall Birthday?  Here is a fun card to make for them using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and the leaf shaped Autumn Wooden Elements.
Fall Leaf Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Something to Say w#134177  c#134180  MDS #138099
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango Marker
Cajun Craze Marker.
Card Stock:  Tangelo Twist
Pumpkin Pie
Very Vanilla
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819
Big Shot:  Autumn Accent Bigz Die #127812
Punch:  Modern Label
Other:  Autumn Wooden Elements #135846
SNAIL Adhesive OR Fast Fuse Adhesive
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist 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.
3.  Cut out your Pumpkin Pie Leaf using the Autumn Accents die and your Big Shot.  Color the edge with your Cajun Craze Marker.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Cajun Craze ink.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Color the edges with your Cajun Craze Marker.
5.  Choose two Wooden Leaves.  Color them with your Tangerine Tango Marker.
6.  Lay out all your pieces in the desired positions.  Attach the card stock leaf with SNAIL or Fast Fuse.  Attach sentiment with Dimensionals.  Attach wood leaves with Glue Dots.
7.  Admire your fun Fall card.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Project Life Everyday Adventure Card

Project Life Cards aren’t just for Memory Keeping.  They also can add a focal point or bring interest to your cards.  The “Printed Arrows” are a card from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection.  These coordinate with the Arrows embossing folder and the What’s Up Arrow Punch.  Enjoy using these cards and accessory packs for both card making and memory-keeping!
Project Life Arrows Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection #135298
Stamps:
 Project Life Holiday Cheer #135188 (Available August 28th with the 2014 Holiday Catalog)
Sassy Salutations w#132070  c#126707
Honeycomb Hello  w#134075  c#134078
Ink:  StazOn Black
Tangelo Twist ink & marker
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Whisper White scrap
Big Shot:  Folder Arrows embossing folder #132187
Punch:  What’s Up #133781
Other:  Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more details.
2.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with your Arrows embossing Folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Choose your card from the Everyday Adventure card collection.  Stamp Happy Birthday or another sentiment on the bottom half with StazOn Black ink.  Attach to your card front with Tombow Glue.
4.  Usually I say “Stamp First, then Punch.”  This time I punched first then stamped.  Punch out one Whisper White and one Tangerine Tango Arrow.  Stamp the Whisper White arrow with Tangelo Twist ink and the Holiday Cheer sentiment.  Stamp the Tangerine Tango arrow with StazOn Black ink and the Honeycomb Hello stamp.  Attach both Arrows to your card front.
5.  A fun card in about 5 minutes.

Happy 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

Hexagon Hive Birthday in Blackberry Bliss

I made this Hexagon-rich birthday card using the NEW Blackberry Bliss and Wisteria Wonder along with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit and the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.
Hexagon Hive and Honeycomb Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Something to Say  w#134177  c#134180
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Wisteria Wonder
Big Shot:  Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965
Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punch:  Word Window  #119857
Other:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (retired-try the NEW Transfer Sheets #133722)
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Wisteria Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  WATCH THIS VIDEO for more details on card bases.

2.  Cut your Wisteria Wonder card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.

3.  Cut your Adhesive or Transfer Sheet at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere it to your 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Run it through your Big Shot with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit.  WATCH THIS VIDEO  for more details on using the Hexagon Hive Thinlit.  Punch out the Hexagons.  Attach your Hexagon Hive to your card front in the desired position.

4.  Stamp your Happy Birthday or other sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window punch.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.

5.  You can emboss your envelope flap to add an extra touch.  WATCH THIS VIDEO for instructions.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Dad’s Birthday Card

My Dad’s Birthday was last week.    Here is a card  you can use for guys and gals of all ages depending on the Designer Series Paper you choose and whether you choose to embellish it or not.  My guys like things without the sparkles and bows and most other embellishments.
Dad's Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Another Great Year w#133038   c#133041   MDS#137359
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Birthday Basics  MDS#134847   (DSP is retired-so choose one the birthday girl or boy would like OR download the MDS version and print on Whisper White card stock)
Ink:  Night of Navy
Big Shot: Banners Framelits #132173
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″.  Watch this Video for more details.

2.  Cut your patterned Designer Series Paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.

3.  Stamp your Happy Birthday on a light colored coordinating card stock in a coordinating dark ink.  I used Soft Sky card stock and Night of Navy ink.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the large Banner Framelit.  Add Dimensionals to the back and position it on your card.

4.  This is perfect for a guy.  For a gal you can add some Dazzling Details to fill in the Happy and To You words.  You can also add a bow or other embellishments.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Birthday in Blues

My DIL’s favorite color is Blue so here is her Blue Birthday Card.  Some of the items used have retired (**) or are retiring(*) so you may need to adapt this and use what you have.
Birthday in Blues

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Another Great Year w#133038  c#133041  (Available through June 1st)
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Midnight Muse*
Marina Mist
Marina Mist Core’dinations*
Big Shot:  Sale-a-bration Dot embossing folder**
Other:  Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon**
Frosted Finishes Embellishments **
Scallop Trim Border Punch*
Stampin’ Sanding Block System
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
SNAIL or Sticky Strip to hold you ribbon
Paper Snips or scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
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 Midnight Muse card base at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Marina Mist Core’dinations at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch the 5-1/2″ sides with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Run through your Big Shot with your embossing folder.  Sand the raised areas with your Sanding Block or an emery board (nail file).  Put SNAIL on the back center edges of the 4-1/4″ side.  Now stick the ends of your Ribbon to the adhesive.  Adhere this layer to your Midnight Muse layer with Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock. (Yes, my stamped image does look like it has a shadow.  I must have moved it slightly when stamping.)  Cut around the edges with Paper Snips.  Put Dimensionals on the back and adhere to center of card front.
5.  Adhere an embellishment to each corner using 2-3 Glue Dots for each one.
6.  You can emboss the envelope flap if desired.  Watch this video to show you how.
7.  Admire your monochromatic Blue Birthday Card before giving it to a favorite birthday girl.
Variation for Guys:  Use Burlap Ribbon.  Skip the embossing folder, Border Punch, and embellishments.

Happy Birthday Card 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

SUPPLIES:
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

INSTRUCTIONS:
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.
1.
 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

Paper Pumpkin Cards

Have you been wondering what Paper Pumpkin is?  My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly Craft Kit you get in the mail and includes everything you need to make the project except adhesive.  It is just $19.95 a month plus tax.  Shipping is included in the $19.95 price.  If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before March 31st, 2014 you will get a FREE set of  In Color Stampin’ Write Markers with your Welcome Kit!  CLICK HERE for more information or to sign up.

I am behind in posting some of my Paper Pumpkin projects.  Here is one that was meant for Christmas.  The other side of the big Tag says “Noel”.  Since I just made these cards Saturday, I did not keep with the Christmas theme and used some of my other stamps and tools.  There were plenty of Dimensionals included in the Kit for me to be my usual “Dimensional Queen” self!  I will let you know above each card the extra things I used that were not in the Kit.  Yes, the little stars came stitched together already.  A Real Red Stampin’ Spot (1″ ink pad) came with the Kit.  I did use Glue Dots to attach a few of the stars in each strand.

Note:  Sale-a-bration items are FREE until March 31, 2014 with a $50 purchase from My Online Store.  Sale-a-bration item numbers can only be used after your product total reaches $50.  Choose ONE Sale-a-bration item for each $50.  HERE is a Sale-a-bration PDF so you can see all your choices.  The Bundles at the front are suggested to help you reach your $50 product totals.  The FREE Choices start on page 12.

Make a Wish Card
Perfect Pennants Bundle w#134815  c#134816 Includes the Perfect Pennants stamp set and Banner Framelits Dies.
Paper Pumpkin-Make a Wish card

Lovely Card
Large Star Stamp is included in the Kit.
You’re Lovely Sale-a-bration stamp set w#133575  c#133578
Label Collection Framelits #125598
Small Star-Banner Blast Sale-a-bration stamp set w#133551  c#133554
Paper Pumpkin-You're Lovely Card

Hi Love Card
Banner Blast Sale-a-bration stamp set w#133551  c#133554
Banner Punch Sale-a-bration #133519
Paper Pumpkin-Hi Love Banner Card

You’re the Best Card
Just Sayin’ stamps & Word Bubble Framelits Bundle w#134819  c#134820
Paper Pumpkin-You're the Best Card

Happy Stamping and Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Jason’s Birthday Card

I made this card for my oldest son’s Birthday using Occasion 2014 Catalog and Sale-a-bration 2014 products.  I used bright colors as a change from all the Christmas and Valentine Reds.
Jason's bday 2013-001

SUPPLIES:
* = Ocassions 2014 Catalog
** = Sale-a-bration 2014 Catalog available January 28-March 31, 2014.  One item FREE with each $50 merchandise you buy!
Stamps:  *Perfect Pennants w#133227  c#133230  (Bundle with Framelits w#134815 c#134816 )
**Banner Blast (small Star) w#133551 c#133554
Ink:  Gumball Green
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Gumball Green
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173  (Bundle-see above)
Bitty Banner Framelits #129267
Punch:  1/2″ Circle #119869
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gumball Green 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″.   Stamp the Diagonal Stripe border stamp in Gumball Green.  Stamp the Polka Dot border stamp in Daffodil Delight.  Stamp the stars in Daffodil Delight.  Tip:  To avoid stray lines when stamping (notice a couple of the stars) remember to stamp straight down then bring it straight up.  If you move the stamp down slightly in any direction while it is on the card stock you will get the stray lines.  I tend to do this when I am getting tired.
3.  Stamp “Make a Wish” twice in Gumball Green ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock making sure you have enough room to cut one out with a Banner Framelit.  You will just be punching out the “a” from the second stamped image.
4.  Cut out the Make a Wish with the desired size Banner Framelit.  Cut a Daffodil Delight Banner from the next larger Banner Framelit.  Cut a Daffodil Delight Banner with the Bitty Banner Framelit that will cover the Pennant under the “a”.  Punch out the “a” from the second stamped image.  Adhere the Bitty Banner over the stamped banner using SNAIL Adhesive.  Adhere the two large Banners together with Dimensionals.  Adhere the “a” with a Dimensional.  Adhere this whole thing to your card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Your Birthday Card is now finished and ready to give to someone special.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Winter Boots Card

Winter weather is here and time to get out our Winter Boots in most parts of the country!  I made this card for my daughter’s birthday which was just before Thanksgiving.  She loves her boots!  Enjoy making this card!
Bootiful Occasions Winter Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions  w#131967  c#126597
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Ink:  StayzOn Black
White Stampin’ Chalk Marker #132133 or Whisper White
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder #120902
Other:  Paper Snips or Scissors
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your card front from Real Red card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
2.  Run your card front through your Big Shot using the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  Color your Snowflakes white using your Chalk Marker OR a sponge dauber with Whisper White ink.  Adhere your card front to your card base.
3.  Stamp your Winter Boot twice on Real Red card stock.  Color the fur with your Chalk Marker.  Cut out both boots with your paper snips.
4.  Choose the Deco Label size that your boots fit in nicely and cut it our of Whisper White card stock.  Place your boots in the desired position and adhere the top boot to the lower boot with Dimensionals.  Use SNAIL Adhesive to attach the bottom boot to the Deco Label Framelit die cut.  Adhere Deco Label to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  You can also emboss some Snowflakes on your envelope flap to coordinate with your card.

Happy Winter Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Birthday Card meets Season of Style

Here is a fun Birthday Card using the Make a Wish stamp set and the Season of Style Chevron design from  the Paper Stack.  This is a fast card to make when you need a Birthday card to mail in a hurry!
Make a Wish Birthday Card with Chevrons

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Make a Wish w#131928  c#129222
Markers:  Garden Green
Crushed Curry
Card Stock:  Gumball Green
Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181  OR DSP #132340
Big Shot:
  Labels Collection Framelits #125598
Chevron Embossing Folder #127749
Other:  Candy Dots
Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gumball Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
Cut your Gumball Green card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
Cut your Season of Style Chevron patterned paper at 3″ x 4″ making sure your pattern is going the direction you want.
2.  Emboss your Gumball Green 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card front with your Chevron Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.  Use Tombow Glue to adhere it to your card base.  Also adhere your Patterned paper on the left side of your card front with Tombow Glue.
3.  Color your Make a Wish Stamp with the Garden Green Marker and the candle flame with the Crushed Curry Marker.  Remoisten with your breath and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the desired size Label Framelit.  Use the next larger Label Framelit to cut out a Cherry Cobbler Label.  Adhere the two Labels together with Dimensionals.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Add two Candy Dots to the right hand corners and you are done!
5.  If you want to dress up the envelope flap, emboss it with your Chevron Embossing Folder.
6.  Write your note on the inside.  Address and stamp your envelope.  Insert card and seal envelope.  Mail.
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Happy Stamping and Birthday Card Making!
Nendy

Birthday Card & Embellishment using the Envelope Punch Board Video

Watch this video!Today we will make a Birthday Card using Stampin’ Up’s NEW Envelope Punch Board.  We will make a File Folder tab large enough for our Happy Birthday sentiment.  We will also make an embellishment for the front of our card.  Have Fun using your Envelope Punch Board for something in addition to making envelopes!  (Refresh page if video doesn’t load or Watch it on YouTube)

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake w#128490  c#121958
Perfectly Penned  w#128703  c#122892
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock:
  Raspberry Ripple
Primrose Petals
Very Vanilla
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145
Other:  Envelope Punch Board #133774
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive

Paper Measurements:
Primrose Petals card base:  5-1/2″ x 6-1/4″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″
Raspberry Ripple card stock:  1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ AND 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Primrose Petals card stock:  1″ x 5-1/2″
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper for Envelope:  6-3/4″ square
Very Vanilla for small card:  4-1/2″ x 7″.  Score and fold at 3-1/2″

Now that your papers are all cut, grab your Envelope Punch Board and follow along!

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Happy Cardmaking with your Envelope Punch Board!
Nendy

Birthday Balloon Card

I used the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper on this birthday card for my son.  I like it’s bright, cheerful colors!
Nathan's Birthday 2013

SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake  w#128490  c#121958  MDS#124015
Markers:  Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Crushed Curry
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana
Whisper White
Bermuda Bay (if you don’t have the Silver Embellishment)
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145  MDS#134847
Big Shot:  Woodgrain embossing folder #127821
Punches:  Square Punch – any larger size to cut banner end
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Florishes Silver Embellishment and Brads (retired)
SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Paper Snips or Scissors

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 Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut two strips of Coastal Cabana card stock.  One measures 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, the other is 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Use your Square Punch (or scissors) to cut the end of your Banner on the 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ strip.  Emboss the 1-1/4″ strip using the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Use the wider strip to cut the Banner end off with scissors.  Adhere the two Banner pieces together as shown.
4.  Color the Birthday Cake stamp with Markers.  I used Summer Starfruit for the candle flames, Raspberry Ripple for the Candles, Bermuda Bay for the Cake and Cake Stand, and Island Indigo for the Happy Birthday.  Remember to remoisten the ink on the stamp before stamping it on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.
5a.  Silver Embellishment Option.  If you are lucky enough to still have one of these:  Put in the brads and bend the tabs so the won’t show.  Hold them in place with Glue Dots.  Put several Glue Dots around the edge to hold the punched Birthday Cake image from step 4.  Now add the Punched Birthday Cake to the Silver Embellishment trying to center it inside the opening.
5b.  Card Stock Option.  If you don’t have the Silver Embellishment then punch two Decorative Labels from Bermuda Bay card stock.  Cut one in half lengthwise the other widthwise.  Trim off the points at the end.  Put SNAIL on the back of your Punched Birthday Cake.  Layer the lengthwise Labels first.  Add more SNAIL and add the widthwise Labels trying to keep the same amount of Bermuda Bay showing around the Birthday Cake image.
6.
  Place Banner and Birthday Cake image in the desired positions.  I adhered the Banner with Dimensionals and the Silver embellishment with Glue Dots.  If I was using Option 5b I would put Dimensionals under the Birthday Cake image and adhere the Banner flat using SNAIL.
7.  Enjoy this colorful Birthday Card!

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Happy Stamping!
Nendy