Happy Wedding Card in Red and Silver

A friend of mine was married earlier this month so I used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit to make her a Wedding card.
Tiffany's Bloomin' Heart Wedding CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings  Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits  #140621
Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707
Punch:  Decorative Label  #120907
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
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.  Cut your Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit from Silver Glimmer Paper.  It will cut best if you put the Thinlit on the White side of the Glimmer Paper.  You can also cut five small hearts using the Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits.  (NOTE: I used a retired punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack.)  Glue the Hearts onto your card front.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a Real Red Enamel Shapes Heart if desired.
4.  If desired, add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ insert in the center of the card to write on.

Enjoy making cards with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.

Wood Snowflake Christmas Cards

These Wood Snowflake Cards are very elegant with the Gold Foil on the Paper and the Gold Satin Ribbon.  They are also quick to make!  An essential thing this time of year!
Snowflake Christmas CardSnowflake Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood #128748, Clear #127802
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Mossy Meadow
Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper #139588
Punches:  Decorative Label #120907
Washi Label  #138296
Embellishments:  Snowflake Elements #139638
Iced Rhinestones #139637
Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon #134547
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cur your Pinecone Paper at either:  3-3/4″ x 5″ OR 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Place your Gold Satin Ribbon so there is 1″ of Pinecone Paper showing under the ribbon.  Attach the Ribbon with either Fast Fuse or Glue Dots to the back of the Pinecone Paper.
3.  Punch a Decorative Label Punch  from Mossy Meadow card stock.  Stamp Merry Christmas on Whisper White card stock and then punch out with the Washi Label Punch.  Attach to the Decorative Label with Dimensionals.  Attach Decorative Label over Gold Ribbon with Dimensionals.
4.  CAREFULLY, as they are easily broken, lift out 1 large and 2 small Wood Snowflakes OR just 1 Snowflake.  Lay in the position you want them.  Attach a Glue Dot to the center back of each snowflake and attach to card front.
5. Optional:  Add Iced Rhinestones to the Label and/or the center of a snowflake and/or the corner of the card.

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Newborn King Oval Triple Time Card

Here is a Christmas Card with a twist on the Triple Time Stamping Technique using Framelits instead of cutting rectangles.  This card also uses a single image stamp instead of lots of different stamps so this is a quick and easy card to make lots of.  Enjoy!
Newborn King Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  The Newborn King wood #135110 clear #135113 French #136976 Spanish #136973
Christmas Bliss Photopolymer #138897
Ink:  Garden Green Marker
Chocolate Chip Marker
Melon Mambo Marker
Night of Navy Marker
Crushed Curry Marker
Real Red ink pad
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Big Shot:  Oval Collection Framelits #129381
Decorative Dots embossing folder #133520
Punch:  Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Dazzling Details

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing Folder.  Glue to card base.
2.  You will be using all the Oval Framelits except the Large Scallop – that leaves six.  The smallest one will be Whisper White card stock.  The 2nd from the smallest will be Garden Green card stock, the 3rd from the smallest will be Whisper White, the 4th from the smallest will be Garden Green, the 5th from the smallest will be Whisper White, the 6th from the smallest will be Garden Green.  You can cut all 3 shapes from the same color at the same time.
3.  Stack the Whisper White Ovals in order using some SNAIL Adhesive (which you touch a couple of times so it is easier to remove).  I usually use about 1/4″ length on each side so the card stock stays in place.
4.  Stamp your image on your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  More instructions in THIS VIDEO.  Position it so the stable and Baby Jesus is in the center of the smallest Oval.  Leave the imaging sheet and Handle in place while you color your stamp with Markers.  (You can use just one ink pad for the whole stamp if you want to.  That will make it even quicker.
~Garden Green:  Tree tops and shrubs
~Chocolate Chip:  Tree Trunks, stable, Baby Jesus’ head
~Night of Navy-Joseph
~Melon Mambo:  Mary
Breath on the stamp several times to remoisten the ink.  Readjust Stamp-a-ma-jig if necessary.  Remove imaging sheet and stamp.  Color in the stable with the brush tip of the Chocolate Chip Marker and make thin lines on the tree trunks with the fine tip.
5.  Insert the Garden Green Ovals with the stamped Whisper White Ovals.  Use SNAIL or Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue.  Add Dimensionals to the back of the largest Oval.  Set aside.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  My strip of card stock is 1-1/2″ tall and was around 3″ long to start with.  Use the Decorative Label Punch to punch the ends of your sentiment strip.
7.  Place Ovals and sentiment in desired positions.  Attach the Ovals with Dimensionals.  Add Dimensionals to the back of the lower edge of your sentiment and Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue to the back of the top part.
8.  Now for some sparkle!  Add Dazzling Details to all the embossed dots that still show up on your card front.  You can also “dot your I”  and add some to the inside of the swirls on your sentiment.  Set aside to dry.
9.  You now have a wonderful Christmas card to give to someone special.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Punch Art Pumpkin Card

Pumpkins are a symbol of Fall so here is a Punch Art Pumpkin Card for you to make.  It is pretty quick with just a little bit of sparkle from the Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine and the Gold Buttons.
Punch Art Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For All Things  w#135152  c#135155   French #136985   MDS Download #138114
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
Tangelo Twist
Very Vanilla
scrap of Garden Green for Pumpkin stem
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819   MDS download #138119
Big Shot:  Argyle Embossing Folder #127750
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Gold Basic Metal Buttons #133763
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Hello Honey card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your candy corn Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Punch three Tangelo Twist Extra Large Ovals.  Run them through the Big Shot with the Argyle Embossing Folder.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  (I forgot.)  Attach the two side Ovals to the center Oval with Tombow Glue.  Add a 3/8″ x 1″ Garden Green stem to the top of your Pumpkin.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.  Thread your Gold Baker’s Twine through two button holes of your Gold Button.  Attach with Glue Dots to your Pumpkin.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Tangelo Twist ink.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Add a Gold Button attached with Glue Dots.  Attach your label with Dimensionals to your card front.
5.  You now have a nice Fall themed card to give to a special someone.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Father’s Day-Hamburger Box Die

This Hamburger Box is fun to make!  I will be making it for my husband and sons for Father’s Day.  (Although some ofthe wives will get to assemble it!)  I have not yet tried it with Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I am sure you can use whichever paper best fits the occasion you are making this for.  This is a good size for cookies made with our Cookie Stamps.  I have also seen some cute critters made using this die.  So let this basic Hamburger Box assembly video be the springboard for your creativity!  Leave comments below and let everyone know what you have made using this die and also the occasions you have used it for.
Hamburger Box

This Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die (#133724) is available on June 2nd, 2014 after 12:00 noon Utah Time!  You will need your Big Shot and Extended Cutting Pads.  I also used the Extended Crease Pad.

Video is about 12 minutes.

Happy Die-Cutting and Treat Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Father’s Day-Three Versions

Happy Father’s Day!  I hope you all enjoy time with your Father and the other men in your life!  Remember all the good times you had with your Father and the important things he taught you.  I used the retired Mocha Morning DSP.  Choose your DSP and 2 coordinating colors and a sentiment and you can use this layout for a variety of occasions.

Version 1-Layered Decorative Label Punch (Medium).
Father's Day Version 1 Version 2-Small Decorative Label Sentiment (Most steps).

Father's Day Version 2

Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).
Father's Day Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen w#122650  c#122652 

OR Word Play w#120308  c#120651
Card Stock:  Brushed Gold #102935  3-3/4″ x 5″
Early Espresso #119686  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Very Vanilla #101650 (I used Confetti Cream-retired)  cardbase
Designer Series Paper:  Mocha Morning (retired)  3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
Ink:  StayzOn Black #101406 or Early Espresso #126974
Punches:  Decorative Label #120907
Key Tag (retired) OR Labels Framelits #125598 AND Big Shot
Brads:  Basic Glimmer Brads #121003
3/16″ Neutrals Brads #119736
Other:  Paper-Piercing Tool  #126119  (LOVE this NEW one!)
Stampin’ Pierce Mat  #126199  (LOVE this too!)
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187  (LOVE these too!)
SNAIL  #104332  refill #104331
Dimensionals  #104430
Post-It-Notes (not SU) 


DIRECTIONS:
Card Base.
  Cut all papers.  Front Layer:  DSP 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Middle Layer:  Brushed Gold 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Adhere with SNAIL.  Use Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to evenly pierce holes in the DSP corners.  Put brads in holes.  Now adhere to Back Layer:  Early Espresso 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to Very Vanilla card base.

Version 1-Layered Decorative Label Punch (Medium).  I used the Decorative Label Punch and the Key Tag Punch.  Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch with Key Tag Punch.  Use the Decorative Label Punch to punch 1 Brushed Gold and 2 Early Espresso labels.  Cut 1 Early Espresso Label length-wise down the center.  Trim the points.  Cut the other Early Espresso Label width-wise down the center.  Trim the points.  Click Here if you would like pictures of how to do this (Click “next page” two times-Nov 12, 2010-Layered Top Note).  Put SNAIL on the back of your Brushed Gold Label and attach the Length-wise cut Label parts and then the width-wise cut Label parts to the back of the Brushed Gold Label, trying to keep the exposed Early Espresso even all the way around.  Attach punched sentiment with Dimensionals.  Attach Layered Label and Sentiment with Dimensionals to card front.
Version 2-Small Decorative Label Sentiment (Most steps).  Layer the Brushed Gold and Early Espresso Decorative Labels the same as Version 1.  Stamp Sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock using Black StayzOn ink.  Punch with Decorative Label Punch, making sure the sentiment is in the center.   Place punched sentiment on a Post-It-Note and slide it back it your punch so the sentiment edge is touching/aligned with the long edge of the punch.  Punch.  Now attach your sentiment to another Post-It-Note and repeat with the other long side.  Adhere to the layered Gold and Espresso Labels with Dimensionals.  Adhere whole layered sentiment to card front with Dimensionals.
Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).  Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock.   Use the smallest Label Collection Framelit and your Big Shot to cut it out.  Use the next larger size Label Framelit to cut out your Brushed Gold.  Layer with Dimensionals and attach to card front with Dimensionals.

Wedding Thank You card #3

Did any of you favorite stamp sets make the Retiring Stamps List?  What is retiring that is on your Wish List?  You can order them from my Online Store.

I made two versions of this Thank You card so I could use up all the flowers I had punched.

Thank You CardThank You Card-Version 2.
Thank You Card-Version 2Supplies:
Stamps:
  Perfectly Penned w#122890
Card Stock:  Baja Breeze
Night of Navy
Whisper White
DSP 5″ x 3-3/4″
Ink:  Night of Navy
Punches:  Decorative Label #120907
Extra Large Oval #119859
Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer #122464
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309

Daisy Card in White and Daffodil Delight and Envelope

I have been in the mood for flowers lately so I decided to use my Daisy #2 die.  This is another quick and easy card.  I also tested out the envelope instructions that come with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  Another quick and easy thing to make.  And to think I thought making envelopes was difficult.  Not so with the new Diagonal Plate.

Daisy in White & Daffodil Delight

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Four Frames page 141  w#123440  c#123442
Teeny Tiny Wishes  page 157  w#115370
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Night of Navy
Big Shot:  Daisy #2 die page 222 #114520
Framed Tulips Texturized Impressions Embossing Folder  page 218 #121809
Punch:  Decorative Label  page 209  #120907
Embellishments:  1/8″ Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon page 195 #119254
Brights Designer Buttons page 197  #119747
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
Envelope:  Simply Scored Tool
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Daffodil Delight Card stock
Mixed Bunch stamps
Night of Navy ink

DIRECTIONS:
1.
  Cut Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Emboss Framed Tulips on Daffodil Delight card stock.  Trim around raised frame line.  Adhere to card front with SNAIL.
3.  Use the Daisy #2 die and your Big Shot and die cut the Daisies twice.  If you position them right you can cut out both from a half sheet of card stock.
4.  Take the 2 largest Daisies and off-set the petals so they are evenly spaced.  Adhere with a small bit of SNAIL or mini glue dots in the center by the hole.  Fluff up petals with fingers.  Repeat with the medium and small daisies.  Adhere them all together, centering from the back by looking inside the holes.  Thread the ribbon through the button holes and tie a knot.  Adhere to center of Daisy with 2-3 mini glue dots.
5.  Stamp the desired image in Daffodil Delight.   Stamp sentiment in Night of Navy.  (I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me get it in the desired position.)  Punch out with Decorative Label punch.
6.  Lay out Daisy and Four Frames Label in desired positions.  Adhere Label with Dimensionals.  Adhere Daisy with SNAIL or mini glue dots.
7.  Admire your bright Spring card!

Daisy Envelope in White and Daffodil Delight

ENVELOPE DIRECTIONS:
1.
  Cut Daffodil Delight card stock in a 7-3/4″ square.
2.  Place Diagonal Plate onto Simply Scored Tool with arrow facing upper ruler.  (I colored the top of the upper left corner of the Diagonal Plate with a Sharpie where it touches the corner so I won’t have to keep looking on the back for the arrow.)
3.  Now the fun begins!  Place your 7-3/4″ square card stock in the upper left corner of the Diagonal Plate.  Score at 4-1/2″ on the side ruler and then the top ruler.  You will be making 2 separate score lines that are evenly spaced diagonally.
4.  Turn your card stock 1/4 turn (either direction is fine).  Now score at 3-1/8″ along the side ruler then the top ruler.  You now have four scored lines which form a rectangle in the center.
5.  You will see 4 small triangles where the score lines cross.  Remove these small triangles with either scissors or a square punch.  Fold all score lines.  You can trim the one flap that sticks up in the center of the card if desired.  You can also use a corner rounder punch on the top flap.  Adhere the center flap with either Sticky Strip or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
6.  Stamp as desired.  I used the Mixed Bunch stamp to go with the Daisy on my card.
7.  Insert card after you have filled out the inside and signed it and inserted any other items such as cash or a gift card if desired.  Seal envelope shut with SNAIL or Tombow making sure to leave the straight portion at the top of the flap free of adhesive so they can slide in a letter opener or knife and get the card back out.  Smile

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Embossed Style Beautiful

Here is a quick, but elegant card.
Style Beautiful, Designer Frames EF, Four FramesSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Style Beautiful
Four Frames
Grateful Greetings  page 27  w#116511
Ink:  Concord Crush
Card Stock:  Whisper White 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, scraps to stamp on
Concord Crush-Scrap to emboss
Big Shot:  Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  page 219  #115963
Punch:  Decorative Label  page 209  #120907

Directions:
1.
  Stamp images in corners of card front using Concord Crush.  Stamp images on Whisper White scraps using Concord Crush.  Use Stamp-a-ma-jig to place sentiment in desired position inside frame.
2.  Center sentiment frame inside punch window as desired, then punch.  Trim single image to 2-1/8″ x 1-7/16″.
3.  Place Concord Crush card stock in Designer Frames embossing folder.  Run through Big Shot.  Trim around embossed frame with scissors.  Adhere single image inside frame with Snail.
4.  Lay card base out flat.  Place Finial Press embossing folder on card front, taking care to have embossing stop at fold and above stamped images.  Run through Big Shot.   Admire the placement of your embossing!
5.  Adhere Framed Image and Framed Sentiment as desired using Dimensionals.
6.  You now have an elegant, embossed card!