Elf Fry Box, Santa Fry Box, and Snowman

My friend, Deborah, has been busy and shared a few Christmas projects with me.  Two Christmas Fry Boxes-an Elf and Santa Claus, and a Snowman.  I will give you the basic supply list.
Elf Fry BoxELF BOX SUPPLIES
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966
Chevron Embossing Folder  #127749
Top Note Bigz Die (retired)
Labels Framelits (Retired)
Punches:  Scallop Circle and smaller Circle (I am not sure what sizes-My guess would be at least 1-3/4″ for the Scallop Circle)
Petite Curly Label (retired)
1/2″ Circle for the end of the boot
Tips:
1.  The legs are about 1″ x 3-3/4″ long and go all the way to the bottom of the Fry Box.
2.  Cover where the Top Note Boot meets the legs with a scallop circle decoration.
3.  If you are putting something heavy in your Fry Box put tape on both side edges.
4.  Cut just the front of the Fry Box and run it through your Chevron Embossing Folder.
5.  The Black 1/2″ belt only goes on the front and both sides.
6.  The Silver belt buckle is 1-1/8″ high x 1-1/4″ wide.
7.  The sentiment was typed on the computer, printed on card stock, the cut out with Framelits.  Layer the next larger Framelit under it and tie it to your treat.
Have your elf
a merry
little
Christmas

Santa Claus Fry BoxSANTA FRY BOX SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966
Oval Framelits #129381
Mustache Framelit (retired)
Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851 for White hat fur and beard
Circle Framelits #130911 for the Silver neckline at the front
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859 for the face
1/2″ Circle for the nose #119869
Owl Punch #118074 large circles for the eyes
Word Window #119857 for the tongue (hand cut the pink for underneath)
Tips:
1.  Cut an Oval that is about 2-3/4″ wide for the head and hat to go on.
2.  Cut one large Wonderful Wreath to form the hat fur and the beard.
3.  Punch all the Face pieces.  Lay them out and then attach them.
4.  Choose two Circle Framelits to cut the silver neckline with.  Remember when you are holding them up that Framelits cut on the INSIDE of the circle.
5.  The 1/2″ x  2-3/4″ belt only goes on the front of the Fry Box.
6.  The Belt Buckle is 1″ square.  The Black inside is 1/2″ square glued on top.

Snowman Tag or OrnamentSNOWMAN TAG OR ORNAMENT SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  Circle Framelits #130911
Punches:  retired Snowflake punch for arms (I don’t remember the name) Maybe use the Tree Builder Punch
1/4″ circles for eyes  (she used Black Rhinestones)
1/16″ for thread to go through
Tips:
1.  The circle diameters are:  1-3/8″, 2-1/2″, 3-1/4″.  You can use either the Circle Punches or the Circle Framelits to make your circles.
2.  Sponge around the edges with either dark gray or black.
3.  Attach the circles together with Dimensionals.
4.  Hand cut the nose.  Tie a bow and attach it with Glue Dots.

Merry Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Red Foil Ornament Christmas Card

This is my favorite Delicate Ornament Christmas Card this year.  Despite the number of steps, this card is easy to make and you can make it pretty quickly.
Re Foil Delicate Ornament Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six Sayings Wood #139849, Clear #139852 (Hostess set available until January 4, 2016)
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Red Foil Sheets #139607
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper #139588 (Available while supplies last or until January 4, 2016.)
Big Shot:  Precision Base Plate #139684
Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies #139667
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies #135707
Other:  Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon #134547
Fast Fuse
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue OR Fine Tipped Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″,  Score & Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Black patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Cut your Gold patterned paper at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Attach to Black Patterned Paper.  Set aside.
4.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.  Cut out with ……
5.  Cut your ornament Framelit from Gold Glimmer Paper.
6.  Cut your patterned Ornament from Red Foil Paper.  Use the following sandwich:
~Bottom:  Magnetic OR Multi-purpose Platform.
~Precision Plate OR Flat cutting plate
~Red Foil Paper
~Thinlit
~Folded Printer Paper to prevent marks from your cutting plate transferring to your Foil Paper,
~Top Flat cutting plate.  You need Flat cutting plates so the Thinlit cuts all the detailed cuts out well.
Use your Bone Folder or the NEW (January 2016) Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the small pieces.  (Use both the Bone Folder and the Die Brush on the BACK of the Foil Paper so you don’t leave marks!!)
7.  Glue the Ornament pieces together using either Tombow Glue OR the Fine-Tipped Glue Pen.
8.  Lay out the Ornament and the greeting on the patterned paper layers.  Attach in place with Dimensionals.
~Put Fast Fuse OR two Glue Dots on the top of the Ornament.  Attach your Gold Satin Ribbon to the Ornament and then attach the other end of the Ribbon to the back of the Patterned Papers with Fast Fuse.
~Attach the Patterned Papers to the card base with Fast Fuse.
~Tie a Gold Satin Ribbon bow and attach it to the top of the Ornament with several Glue Dots.
9.  You now have an exquisite Christmas card to give to a really special someone!

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Poinsettia Christmas Card

This quick and easy Poinsettia Christmas Card looks like you did lots of stamping and coloring…… BUT you just punch the flower out of the patterned paper!  The only thing you stamp is the sentiment.
Poinsettia Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six Sayings (Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess) Wood #139849, Clear #139852
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Very Vanilla
Mossy Meadow
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper #139592
Big Shot:  Circle Framelits #130911
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle  #120906
Other:  Fast Fuse
Dimensionals
Iced Rhinestones #139637
Very Vanilla 1-1/4″ Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon #139616

INSTRUCTIONS
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Very Vanilla card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your greeting in Real Red ink.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Green patterned paper at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Add the 1-1/4″ Ribbon to the front of the Green Patterned paper attaching the ribbon with Fast Fuse to the back of the Green patterned paper.  Now attach it to your card base just above your greeting.
4.  Use the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch to punch the Poinsettia from your patterned paper.  Use the desired size of Circle Framelit to cut a Mossy Meadow Circle just larger than your 2-1/2″ Poinsettia.  Attach your Poinsettia and Mossy Meadow circle together with Fast Fuse.  Attach the layered Circles to your card front with Dimensionals.  Add an Iced Rhinestone or other embellishment to the center of your Poinsettia.
5.  You now have another Christmas Card to give.

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Reindeer Baker’s Box

This quick and easy Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Baker’s Box is perfect for Christmas treat and gift-giving.  Punch and glue and you are done.
Rudolph Baker's BoxSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Basic Black OR Early Espresso for eyes
Early Espresso for antlers
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Punches:  1/4″ Circle Punch  #134364
1/2″ Circle Punch  #119869
Bird Builder  #117191
Tree Builder  #138295
Other:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape (to assemble box)
Red Striped 1/8″ Ribbon #139615
Home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut out and assemble the Baker’s Box.  Watch this Video for more detailed cutting and assembly instructions.
2.  Punch and cut out all the parts.  Attach with Tombow Glue.
~Bird Builder Punch:  2 Crumb Cake Wings for Rudolph’s ears.  Attach to the top front as shown.
~Tree Builder Punch:  2 Early Espresso Trees for antlers.  Attach inside the top back positioned as shown.
~1/2″ Circle Punch:  2 Whisper White for Eyes.
~1/4″ Circle Punch:  2 Basic Black OR Early Espresso for Eyes.  Glue both eye parts together and then attach to box.
~Nose options:  Large Red Enamel Dot OR 1/4″ Red Circle.  Attach just above fold.
~1/4″ x 10″ Red Glimmer Paper for collar.  Attach just above the middle of the lower box.
3.  Tie closed with 1/8″ Red Striped Ribbon.

Happy Christmas Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Gold Stripe Christmas Card

This elegant Gold Striped Christmas Card can actually be made using any patterned paper if you don’t have the Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper.  Enjoy making your own version or copy mine!
Gold Striped Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh What Fun  Photopolymer #140386
Ink:  Real Red
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Garden Green
Whisper White
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper #139588
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Other:  Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cur your Gold Glimmer Paper at 1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base about 1/8″ from fold.
3.  Cut your Striped Paper 3 stripes wide if using the same paper OR cut it at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach over the Gold Glimmer Paper letting at least 1/8″ of the Gold Glimmer Paper showing.
4.  Stamp your Sentiment in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  Stamp the Swirly lines in Garden Green ink.
5.  Choose the Lots of Label Framelit in the size you want and cut it out with Garden Green card stock.  Attach the Punched Circle to the Label with Dimensionals.  Attach these layers to the card base with Dimensionals.
6.  If desired, you can add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside so your writing will show up better.

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Guest Stamper: Deborah’s Christmas Gift Tags

My friend Deborah made these Christmas Tags for me as a Thank You.  Use these ideas as a starting point to creating some Christmas Tags of your own.  She used Stamps and ink, the Oh What Fun stamp set, Punches, Her Big Shot and some Framelits, stickers, silver embossing powder, gold cord, Baker’s Twine, Ribbons, and Rhinestones.  So grab some supplies and a Christmas movie and have fun making some Christmas Tags!
Deborah's Tag 1She used the retired Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Punch.

Deborah Tag 2She used the Oh What Fun stamp set and the retired Snowflake punch.

Deborah Tag 3She used the Bird Builder Punch, the Corner Rounder Punch, and the Merry Everything stamp set.

Deborah Tag 4She used the Oh What Fun stamp set, the retired Labels Framelits, and a circle punch.

If you don’t want to come up with the ideas yourself, just get the Oh What Fun Project Kit and Stamp Set.  If you buy them from me I will send you the Tutorial FREE.  OR you can buy the Tutorial HERE.

Poinsetta Berry Basket

Make this Festive Berry Basket as a gift holder, treat holder, or battery-operated candle holder.
Poinsettia Berry BasketSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Punch  Photopolymer #140847
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla (Poinsettia Petals)
Real Red  (Berry Basket)
Red Glimmer Paper scrap  (Flower Centers)
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz Die #137366
Other:  Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive

TIPS
1.  Watch this Video for help making the Berry Basket.
2.  Watch this Video for help putting together the Poinsettia.
3.  Attach the Poinsettia back to the Berry Basket with Tombow Glue.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Wonderous Wreath Christmas Card

Need a sparkly Christmas card?  Try this one.  It goes together pretty quickly.
Christmas Wreath CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Wonderous Wreath stamp set + Wonderful Wreath Framelits  Photopolymer #137624
Inks:  Cucumber Crush
Garden Green
Real Red
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush
Cherry Cobbler
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Brick Wall Embossing Folder #138288
Wonderful Wreath Framelits (see Bundle above)
Other:  3/8″ Gold Glitter Ribbon #139614
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Emboss with your Big Shot and the Brick Wall embossing folder.  Glue to card base.
3.  Cut the Noel from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  It is helpful to put Parchment Paper or Wax Paper between the card stock and Thinlit before you cut it out.
4.  Stamp your Wreath.  Pay attention to where the “Lining Up Tabs” are and try to get them in the same place for each stamp.  Choose the green inks you want.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelits.  Yes, you can use both Framelits at the same time.  Add Dimensionals to the back of the Wreath.
5.  Position the Noel and Wreath where you want them on your card front.  Attach the Wreath with Dimensionals.  Attach the Noel with Tombow Glue.  Just use a very thin line of Tombow Glue.
6.  Tie a bow with the Glitter Ribbon.  Attach it to the Wreath with several Glue Dots.
7.  You have now finished another Christmas card!  Congratulations!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Joy Mini Treat Bag Video

Here is a video showing you the basic steps in making a Mini Treat Bag.  There are also five differently embellished Mini Treat Bags to show you some of the variety you can get using this one Thinlit set.  Have fun creating your own Mini Treat Bags!

This video is 6 minutes and 38 seconds.

Note:  I was trying to add links to my video at the end.  I hope to figure out what I need to do soon and change it.

BASIC SUPPLIES
Big Shot &  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547
Tear & Tape Adhesive OR Fast Fuse

ADDITIONAL  SUPPLIES USED IN VIDEO:
Paper: Winter Wonderland Speciality Designer Series Paper #139588
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Big Shot:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851
Other:  3/8″ Gold Glitter Ribbon #139614
Glue Dots (to hold ribbon in place)
Tombow Glue (for Joy)

Happy Mini Treat Bag Making!
Nendy Kerr

Poinsettia and Snow Card

This fun Poinsettia and Snow Card is pretty quick to make using the “Reason for the Season” stamp set and the “Softly Falling” embossing folder.  The Two-Step-Stamping is quicker than coloring.  The White Glitter Ribbon adds just the right touch of sparkle.
Reason for the Season Poinsettia Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Reason for the Season Photopolymer #
Ink:  Memento Black
Real Red
Cucumber Crush
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Cucumber Crush (Or Real Red)
Big Shot:  Softly Falling embossing folder #139672
Deco Label Framelits #130102
Other:  3/8″ White Glitter Ribbon #139614
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base from Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp the Poinsettia outline with Black Memento ink onto Whisper White card stock. Pay attention to where the little arrow points as the other two stamps will also need the arrow pointing in the same direction.  🙂  Stamp the Petals in Real Red ink.  Stamp the Leaves in Cucumber Crush ink.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Deco Label Framelit of your choice.  Cut the next larger Deco Label Framelit from Cucumber Crush card stock.
4.  Cut two 2″ pieces of White Glitter Ribbon.  Tuck them under the center side of the Cucumber Crush Deco Label Framelit using Glue Dots.  Layer the Stamped image onto the Cucumber Crush with Dimensionals.  Attach them to the card front with Dimensionals.  Trim Ribbon if needed.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Festive Flower Poinsettia Video

Make a Beautiful Poinsettia flower with the Festive Flower Punch!  It is easy and pretty quick to make.  Make one today!  Come back next Friday to learn how to make a mat for your punched sentiments.

This video is almost 11 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Punch #
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Card Stock:  1st=card shown in video.  2nd=Glimmer Paper flower card
Real Red for stamped flower  OR Red Glimmer Paper for Flower
Cherry Cobbler OR Real Red for card base
Holidays Designer Vellum OR Winter Wonderland
Gold Glimmer Paper or Daffodil Delight for flower center
Punch:  1-3/4″ Circle
Note Tag
Other:  Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Simply Scored Stylus
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive

TIPS:
1.  Card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″.  Card front is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
2.  Card Stock Strips for Flower Petals:  Two 2″ x 8-1/2″ strips.  Stamp 8 Large Petals and 4 Small Petals.  You will need a 3/4″ strip to stamp two long thin double Petals.
3.  Punch the Large Petals by inserting your stamped strip from the left side of the Festive Flower Punch.  Punch your Small Petals by inserting your stamped strip from the right side of your Punch.  Insert the 3/4″ strip down the center to punch the long double Petals.  Punch the center “+” by inserting a corner of paper in the center.
4.  Punch your 1-3/4″ circle in either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler Card stock.
5.  Fold each Petal as shown in Video.  Add two Glue Dots to the end of the Petal that will be in the center of the Flower.
6.  Layer the 8 Large Petals first, then the Small Petals, then the Long Double Petals, then the Centers.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I hope you are enjoying spending time with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Here is a card made with My Digital Studio.
MDS Merry Christmas!  Below is a tree my grandson and I made together last Sunday.  We made the tree base from card stock by tracing around my largest dinner plate and turning it into the cone shape.  He chose the Nordic Noel paper because it had tree parts and pine cones on it.  He LOVES Pine Cones!
Paper Christmas Tree

The basic tree directions are on a site for My Newsletter Subscribers.  Get the basic tree directions when you sign up for my Newsletter and then register for the Exclusive FREE site.  You will receive three Exclusive projects each month.

Merry Christmas!
Nendy Kerr

Last Minute Christmas Gifts & Packaging Idea

I attended a Christmas Party with some Stampin’ Up! Friends on Saturday and received this gift from my sideline-Karen Bouchikas.  She is very creative and thoughtful.  She said I could share this on my blog.
Christmas Gift Box-closed

GIFT BOX INSTRUCTIONS:
Supplies:
Extra Large Gift Box #132147
Burlap Ribbon #132140
Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper #135825
Baker’s Twine
Seasonally Scattered Stamp set  wood #135020  clear #135023  Spanish #137391
Mosaic Madness Stamp set  wood#130246  clear #130249
Mosaic Punch #131267
Be Merry Stamp – I don’t know what stamp set this is from- Sorry.
Angled Tag Topper Punch #133323
Basic Rhinestones #119246

1.  Stamp “Merry” on the box front with either White StazOn OR use VersaMark ink and White embossing powder.
2.  Fill Box.
3.  Tie Burlap Ribbon around box.  Trim edges diagonally.  Slip a candy cane underneath if desired.
4.  Make your Tag.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 3″.  Cut the top with the Angled Tag Topper Punch.  Stamp Two Mosiacs on Whisper White card stock:  one in Cherry Cobbler ink and one in Wild Wasabi ink.  Also stamp one of the small designs in Cherry Cobbler.  Punch out the Mosaics with the Mosaic Punch.  Cut out the small design and attach it to the Green Mosaic.  Add Rhinestones to the center of each Mosaic.  Attach to your Tag using a Dimensional underneath one of them if desired.  Stamp your sentiment on 3/8″ x 3″ Whisper White card stock.  Use Baker’s Twine to attach your Tag to your Burlap Bow.  Your Gift Box is now decorated!
Christmas Gift Box-open

KRAFT JOURNAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Grid Kraft Journal
Supplies:
* = Available January 6, 2015
Grid Kraft Journal #134718
Metro Type Alphabet Photopolymer stamp set #133666
Whisper White card stock
Real Red Ink pad
*Chalkboard Paper #137786
*Rose Coral Chalk Ink #138091
*One Tag Fits All #137143
1/8″ Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon
Note Tag Punch #135860
Washi Tape of your choice (*Stacked with Love #137789 used)
1-3/8″ Circle Punch
Handheld Stapler #135850
Bone Folder

1.  Decide who will be getting this Journal.  Stamp the first letter of their name in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Stamp the Tag shape with the Rose Coral Chalk ink on Chalkboard Paper (Basic Black just won’t look as good with this ink.)  Punch it out with the Note Tag Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
3.  Choose two Ribbons.  1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon and 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta were used.  Cut a 2″ length of each.  Fold them in half and staple onto the top of your Tag.  Now add the Circle Punch with the letter on it.
4.  Run two strips of Washi Tape along the folded edge of your Journal.  Rub the Washi Tape really well so it will stay attached.  Otherwise the ends tend to come up.
5.  Position your Tag as desired and attach with Dimensionals.

Candy bar with Punch Art Santa Claus coming tomorrow.

Merry Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Banner Card

Use the Seasonally Scattered and Watercolor Winter Too stamp sets to make this Merry Christmas card. This is another card that is quick and easy to make if you are giving out lots of Christmas cards.
Christmas Banner Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Seasonally Scattered  wood #135020  clear #135023  Spanish #137391
Watercolor Winter Too  Photopolymer #136819
Ink:  Real Red
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Real Red
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Other:  Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  (Optional)  Cut your Real Red card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.
3.  Stamp “Merry” in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  You can stamp “Christmas” with Mossy Meadow ink on now OR after you cut out the “Merry” with the Banner Framelit.  Whichever you feel more secure doing.
4.  Cut out your “Merry” with a Banner Framelit.  Cut the next larger Banner Framelit with Garden Green card stock.  (Stamp “Christmas” now if you didn’t earlier.)  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Banner pieces.  Layer them and attach to card front.
5.  Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Snowflake Christmas Card

This fun Christmas card uses the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and some Christmas stamps.  You could change the stamps to make a Birthday card or card for any occasion.
Snowflake Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations  wood #132070  clear #126707  MDS #130860
Christmas Bliss Photopolymer #138897
Petite Pairs
Ink:  Soft Sky
Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot:  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder #120902
Other:  Adhesive
Sponge wedge or Sponge Dauber

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red 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 with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  Lightly sponge the raised snowflakes with Soft Sky ink.
3.  Stamp your sentiments and image in Real Red ink.
4.  Admire your fun card!  Now, change the colors or stamps for a new look!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Gentle Peace Nativity Card with Blendabilities

This Nativity stamp set reminds me of one Stampin’ Up! had years ago.  It is perfect for using either Markers or Blendabilities.  This card uses Blendabilities and one Marker.  Enjoy making this fun Christmas card!
Nativity Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Gentle Peace Photopolymer #139523
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
Smokey Slate Marker
Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Melon Mambo Blendabilities
Old Olive Blendabilities
Card Stock: Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Bermuda Bay
Other:  Dimensionals
Scissors or Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Let’s do our stamping and coloring first.  Stamp the Nativity on Whisper White card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  You can choose any color to start coloring.  Watch the Blendabilities for Beginners video.
Here is a list of what each Blendabilities and Marker are used for:
~Smokey Slate: Swaddling/blanket around Baby Jesus
~Daffodil Delight:  Halos, hair, beard, star.  I used the light and medium to blend the halos.  Hair is the darkest Blendabilities.  Choose which you want for the hair and beard-the darkest was used here.  The star is the lightest.  Around the star alternates the light and medium.  The circle Frame around the star is the lightest.
~Melon Mambo:  Mary’s clothes and head covering.  The Blending technique was used here.
~Old Olive: Joseph’s clothes and head covering.  The Blending technique was also used here.
~Coastal Cabana:  Stained Glass background and borders.  Background behind Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph:  This is the only part of the Stained Glass where I actually used all 3 Blendabilities in each rectangle.  The Frame just around the background is the lighter Blendabilities.  The part behind the star alternates the medium and light Blendabilities.  The outside frame has the darkest Blendabilities in each corner and the alternates the medium and light in between the corners.
2.  Cut your colored image out with scissors.  I tried not to leave any white showing this time.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
3.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card stock at 3″ x 4-3/4″.  Center the cut out colored image on top.  Add Dimensionals to the back.
4.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Add your layered image.  You are done!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Ho Ho Ho Santa Christmas Card

We made this cute Santa Card at an Upline Meeting I attended.  How many Christmas cards are you sending this year?
Santa Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Get Your Santa On  Photopolymer #135761
Ink:  Black StazOn ink pad
Real Red Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper #135822
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173
Other:  SNAIL or Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dots
Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon #135840

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 Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Choose the desired size Banner Framelit.  Cut one each in Whisper White and Real Red card stock.
4.  Stamp your Santa Suit and Ho! Ho! Ho!  with Black StazOn ink on the Whisper White Banner you just cut out.  Color with your Real Red Marker.
5.  Position your Banners as desired and attach.
6.  Tie a bow with your Ribbon and attach it with Glue Dots.
7.  Admire your quick and cute Christmas Card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Cheer & Filigree Frame Christmas Card

Here is the first Christmas card of the year!  I was experimenting with the NEW Filigree Frame Embossing Folder and wanted to see the raised part of the image better so I sponged the front of the embossing folder.  Now I can see all those swirly lines!  I used the Christmas Cheer stamp set to complete the card.Christmas Cheer & Filigree Frame card SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Cheer w#136146  c#135149  French
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Real Red Marker
Always Artichoke Marker
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Filigree Frame embossing folder #135818
Other:  Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue or Fast Fuse Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video about Basic Card Bases if you need more instruction.
2.  Cut your card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge the inside front of your embossing folder using your sponge wedge and Mossy Meadow ink to color the Filigree designs leaving the center of the folder uninked.  Lay your card front on the back, uninked part of your embossing folder centering it as desired.  Gently close and run through your Big Shot.  Carefully open it and remove your inked, embossed card front.
3.  Color your stamp using the Markers.  I colored only the pine tree pieces Always Artichoke.  The words and other designs are colored with the Real Red Marker.  Remember to breathe on the inked stamp several times to moisten the ink, then stamp.
4.  Attach your card front to your card.
5.  Wahoo!!  You have now made your FIRST Christmas Card too.  How many more Christmas cards are you sending?

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mini Muslin Christmas Bag

Stamp a Mini Muslin Bag to hold a small Christmas gift or treat.  It is super quick and easy!
Mini Muslin Christmas Bag

SUPPLIES:
Bags:  Mini Muslin Bags  #132180
Stamps:  Christmas Messages  w#131790  c#131793
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (freshly inked if necessary)
Other:  Clear Mount Block E #118484
Cherry Cobbler 1″ Edge Stitched Ribbon  #132135
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125
Season of Style Journaling Tags #132808  Or your own hand made tag

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Reink your Cherry Cobbler ink pad if necessary.  Put your Clear Mount Block E inside your Mini Muslin Bag and straighten out the fabric.  This firm surface will help you get a great stamp impression.
2.  Ink your stamp and stamp on the Mini Muslin Bag holding stamp in position for a few seconds to let the ink sink into the fabric.  You can stamp both sides of the bag if desired.
3.  Choose your tag and punch a hole in the upper left corner if needed.
4.  Tie a knot on one of the Mini Muslin Bag cords using about 6 inches of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon.  Tie the knot loose enough that the Ribbon will slide as you loosen and tighten the cord it is attached to.
5.  Tie your Tag on using Baker’s Twine next to the Cherry Cobbler Knot close to the Bag.
6.  Admire your less than 5 minute gift package!

Merry Christmas Gifting!
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