I decided to tweak THIS Card and make another Awesome card, this time with Butterflies instead of flowers.  We will be making this card on Saturday with about 30 ladies who are all beginning stampers.  Hope it gives you some ideas for changing your cards.
Original Card:  Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower CardNew Card:
Awesome Butterfly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News  Wood #134015, Clear #134018, French #135540
Ink:  Delightful Dijon
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Crushed Curry
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Fluttering Embossing Folder #139304
Punches:  Elegant Butterfly #127526
Bitty Butterfly  #129406
Scallop Tag Topper  #133324
Banner Triple  #138292  to make the “V” notch at the end of the tag
Other:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine  #132975
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″/  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the NEW larger Fluttering embossing folder.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White Tag at 1-3/4″ wide by at least 5-1/2″ long.  Stamp your sentiment in Delightful Dijon ink.  I stamped mine close to the lower edge and centered it on the tag.  I then punched the top end using the Scallop Topper Punch, and the other end with the Banner Triple Punch.  OPTION:   You can punch the ends first, then do the stamping.  Doing this will make it easier to get your sentiment stamped in the center.  This is what I will encourage my ladies at class to do.
4.  Thread about 6″ of Baker’s Twine through the Tag hole.
5.  Punch out a large and small butterfly from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Attach with Glue Dots in the desired positions.
6.  You are finished and ready to send it to an Awesome someone.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

I bought this Dinosaur stamp set for my grandsons to use.  Here is my first card with it.  Hope you have fun making one of your own with all the different dinosaur choices!
Dinosaur CardSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  No Bones About It   Photopolymer #138756
Inks:  Delightful Dijon
Tip Top Taupe
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Delightful Dijon
Tip Top Taupe
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821
Other:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base (choose 1 of the above card stock colors) at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Dinosaur in Delightful Dijon ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the Bones in Tip Top Taupe ink.  Stamp your sentiment close to your Dinosaur in Tip Top Taupe ink.
3.  Cut your Dinosaur out with an Oval Framelit.  Cut the next larger Framelit from Delightful Dijon card stock.  Layer the two together with Tombow Glue.
4.  Cut your Tip Top Taupe card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Glue to your card base.  Glue your Dinosaur layers to the card front.
5.  Mail to a special boy or Dinosaur lover and add some excitement to their life!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

We made this card at my Sneak Peek In Color Card Class this week.  It uses the NEW In Colors of Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder with a hint of Mint Macaron.
Best Friend Card in Cucumber Crush and Wonderful Watermelon SUPPLIES:
* =Available June 2, 2015
Stamps:  *Friendly Wishes  Wood# 138698, Clear #139579
Ink:  *Watermelon Wonder #138323
Markers:  *2015-2017 In Color Markers #138333
Card Stock:  *Cucumber Crush  #138335
*Watermelon Wonder #138334
Whisper White
*Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #138443
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #133737
Other:  Sponge Wedge
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.  Use Tombow to attach your embossed card front to your card base.
3.  Color your stamps with Markers.  I used Mint Macaron for the swirls except for the top center swirl.  I used Cucumber Crush for the top center swirl and all the words except Friend.  Color Friend with the Watermelon Wonder Marker.  Remoisten the ink on the stamp by opening your mouth wide and breathing out onto the stamp several times.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Deco Label Framelit of the size you want.  Sponge around the edges with Wonderful Watermelon.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Choose the next larger size Deco Label Framelit and cut out the Cherry On Top paper (Cherry print) and Watermelon Wonder.  Yes, you can cut them out at the same time.  Sponge around the edge with Watermelon Wonder.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both die cuts.  Layer the three die cuts.  The words and the Cherry print with be layered as normal.  Layer the Watermelon Wonder slightly off to the side.  Center the layered die cuts on the card front.
5.  Choose a special friend to give this to.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

I taught a Mother’s Day card class Thursday for the 8-11 year old Achievement Day girls from Church.  They each received a packet for a Melon Mambo card and a Perfect Plum card.  Here are the samples using the Petal Potpourri Bundle (stamp set and punch).  They had a fun time being creative and did well with cleaning their stamps when they were done using them.  I did explain they were using “Grown-up Glue” and that they did not need to use very much.  We only had two girls that forgot.  Hopefully their mothers can open their cards.
Mother's Day Flower Cards

SUPPLIES:
Bundle (stamp set and punch):  Petal Potpourri  Wood #138876, Clear #138877
And Many More  Wood #134273, Clear #134276
You Plus Me  Wood #137133, Clear #138594
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Elegant Eggplant
(Blackberry Bliss was also available for the girls to use)
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Pink Pirouette
Perfect Plum
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Big Shot Embossing Folder:  Decorative Dots #133520
(There were also several other embossing folders to choose from)
Punches:  Word Window #119857
Note Tag #135860
3/4″ Circle #119873
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Card stock.  Choose your colors.  A.  Perfect Plum and Whisper White, OR B.  Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette.  OR C.  Choose your own color combination.
~card base cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~card front for use with embossing folder is cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Pink Pirouette and Whisper White for stamping and Punching.
~Silver Glimmer Paper.  Punch a 3/4″ circle for each flower center if desired.
2.  Run your card front through the Big Shot with an embossing folder if desired.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp the flowers and the sentiment.  Punch them out.  Glue them on your card in the desired positions.  Glue your Silver Glimmer Paper circles to the Flower centers if desired.

Happy Mother’s Day Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Try this quick and easy Watercolor Technique using Markers and your Aqua Painter to make this cute Koala Bear Card.
Watercolored Kind Koala Bear

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Kind Koala Wood #134360
Inks:  Black StazOn
Markers:  Chocolate Chip
Baked Brown Sugar (retiring June 2, 2015) OR Soft Suede
Crumb Cake
Crisp Cantaloupe (retiring June 2, 2015)
Daffodil Delight OR Crushed Curry
Basic Gray
Card Stock:  Whisper White OR Watercolor Paper
Soft Suede
Crisp Cantaloupe
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punch:  Corner Rounder #135346
Other:  Aqua Painter #103954
Paper Towel
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Stampin’ Paper Trimmer

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card stock or Watercolor Paper at 2-1/8″ x 3-3/4″.  I used Whisper White card stock which warped due to the water.  You can also use Watercolor Paper to keep your paper more flat.
2.  Stamp your Koala Bear with the Black StayzOn ink.
3.  Color your Koala Bear.  I used the Chocolate Chip Marker on the left side and colored about 1/8″ along the left side lines-paws, tummy, face, and around the outside edges of his ears.  Next use your Baked Brown Sugar or Soft Suede Marker to color about 1/8″ next to the Chocolate Chip on his body and face.  Use your Crumb Cake Marker to color in the rest of his body, face, and ears.  Use your Crisp Cantaloupe Marker to color the center of his ears.  The Basic Gray Marker is for his nose.  You might as well color the flower with a yellow Marker.  I just colored the petal tips.   (I just noticed I forgot to color the center of the flower.  You might want to do that now.  I think I will just add some Dazzling Details to it.)
3.  Place your card stock or water color paper on top of several layers of paper as the water will soak through and the color will bleed through and can stain your surface.  Fill your Aqua Painter with water.  Press against the paper towel while gently squeezing to start your water flowing through the tip.  “Color” each part of the Koala and flower to get the look you want.  You can either start at the darker colors like I did, OR start with the lighter colors.  Use circular motions to blend the colors and get the gradual shading effect.  Don’t worry if you go outside the lines a little – watercoloring does that.  I did not use the Aqua Painter on the inside of his ears.  Set aside to dry.
4.  Cut your Crisp Cantaloupe card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
5.  Cut your Crisp Cantaloupe card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with your embossing folder.  Glue to your card base.
6.  Cut your Soft Suede card layer at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/8″.  Use the Corner Rounder Punch to round all the corners.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
6.  When your Koala is dry, use the Corner Rounder Punch to round all the corners.  Put Dimensionals on the back edge and center.  Attach to the Soft Suede layer, then to your card base.
7.  You can also emboss the flap of your envelope using the same embossing folder you used on your card front.  Watch this video for instructions.

Happy Watercoloring!
Nendy Kerr

We made this Mother’s Day card at my last Stamp Class.  It is just fancy enough to let your Mom know just how much you love her!
Mother's Day Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Mother’s Love  Photopolymer #137170  (April 14-20, 2015 Weekly Deal-Save $6.24)
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Blackberry Bliss
Old Olive
Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Blackberry Bliss
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits #135598
Spring Flowers embossing Folder #137365
Other:  Artisan Embellishment Kit #137909
Basic Rhinestones
Stamping Sponge wedge
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge your Spring Flowers embossing folder with Blackberry Bliss ink making sure to sponge the inside where the flowers will be raised.  Only sponge the flat part and not into the lowered flower and vine cutouts.  Run through your Big Shot with the card front inside.  Wash off your embossing folder by holding it under running water in you sink.  Only takes a few seconds to clean.  Dry with a paper towel.  Attach your colored and embossed card to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Place your flower stamp on they Clear Block and bend the stem so it curves nicely.  Stamp with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color the coordinating stamp with Markers:  Blackberry Bliss for the flowers and Old Olive for the Leaves.  Now use your Label Framelit and cut out with the Flower being as close to the one side edge as you can get it.  Now stamp your sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink.  I darkened some of the letters with the Blackberry Bliss marker so they would show up better.
4.  Attach some of the Blackberry Bliss velvet ribbon in diagonals as shown.  Add Rhinestones to the ends of the ribbon if desired.
5.  Take three ribbon roses and darken with your Blackberry Bliss sponge wedge until you get the color you want.  Trim off the excess netting from around the flowers.  Cut one ribbon rose off.  Attach the ribbon roses with Glue Dots in the desired positions.  Put Dimensionals on the back of your decorated card stock.
6.  Cut the next larger Label Framelit from Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Attach to decorated piece.  Attach these layers to embossed card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Stamp the inside with a sentiment or write your own sentiment.
8.  You can also emboss the Envelope Flap with the Spring Flowers embossing folder if desired.  You can sponge the embossing folder if you want some extra color on your envelope flap.

Happy Mother’s Day Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

This Painted Blooms card uses the Your Perfect Day stamp set and the Petite Pairs stamp set.  Enjoy making another Pretty Card.

Remember the Retiring List.  More items were added to the Clearance Rack today.
Best Wishes Painted Blooms

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Your Perfect Day  Wood #138850, Clear #138853, Photopolymer #137160
Petite Pairs Wood #128706, Clear #122497
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Rose Red
Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper #137784
Big Shot:  Window Frames Collection Framelits #129021
Spring Flowers Embossing Folder #137365
Other:  Artisan Embellishment Kit #137909
Basic Pearls
Stamping Sponge wedge
Glue Dots
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rose Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Blackberry Bliss card stock at 1″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Spring Flowers embossing folder.
4.  Attach about 6″ of the Rose Red Ribbon from the Artisan Embellishment Kit (or choose another ribbon) using Glue Dots to attach the ends of the ribbon to the back of your embossed Blackberry Bliss strip.
5.  Stamp the thin “Wreath” in Wild Wasabi ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp several small flowers in Blackberry Bliss ink around your Wreath.  Cut out with the coordinating size Window Frames Framelit and your Big Shot.  Sponge around the edges with Blackberry Bliss ink.  Add small Pearls.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
6.  Lay your Wreath and Ribbon Strip in the desired positions and attach.  Attach the Ribbon strip with either Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue.  Add larger Pearls to flowers on the Designer Series Paper if desired.
7.  You can also emboss the Envelope flap using the Spring Flowers embossing folder if desired.  Watch this video to show you how.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

My daughter’s and son-in-law’s anniversary was on St. Patrick’s Day and this is the card I made for them.  Most of it is quick and easy except for the Heart drying time.  Enjoy tweaking this one for someone special.  You could use any punched or die cut shape instead of the hearts.
Hearts & Stars Anniversary Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood #128748, Clear #127802
Hello Life  Photopolymer #137136
Ink:  Black StazOn
Metallic Silver #132142
Daffodil Delight Marker
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper  #135315
Big Shot:  Lucky Stars Embossing Folder  #135817
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Punches:  Sweetheart  #133786
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787 (small Star)
Other:  Crystal Effects  #101055
Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp your sentiment in Silver ink.  Let dry for a few seconds.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.
3.  Punch your Hearts from the Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Lay on the card front in the position you want.  Now punch your small stars from Daffodil Delight card stock.  Put a dot of Tombow Glue on an embossed Night of Navy Star and glue your punched star on top of an embossed star.  Do this until you have as many stars as you want above your hearts.
4.  Now lay your sparkly Hearts on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Cover each Heart with Crystal Effects.  Let dry for 4-5 hours or overnight.  (You can just use the Hearts without the Crystal Effects if you want.)
5.  After your Crystal Effects has dried on your Hearts, trim any overhanging Crystal Effects from around the edges of your Hearts with Paper Snips.  Glue onto your card.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Itty Bitty Banners Framelit.  Color the edges with your Daffodil Delight Marker.  Attach to Hearts with Glue Dots.
7.  If you want to add some excitement to the envelope you can use the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder on the envelope flap.  Watch this Video to show you how to do this.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

We made this Glimmer Butterfly card at my February Stamp Class.  I saw This Card with the debossed areas in the embossing folder watercolored.  It was beautiful!  However, she is much more patient than I am so I came up with this card which is pretty quick and easy.

This video is about 12.5 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Petite Petals
Ink:  Blushing Bride
VersaMark
Melon Mambo or Strawberry Slush Marker (I think)
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Pistachio Pudding
Silver Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Butterfly Thinlits #137360
Spring Flower Embossing Folder #
Punch:  Petite Petals #133322
Other:  Basic Pearls #119247
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue
Bone Folder

TIP:
Remember to put Parchment Paper on both sides of the Glimmer Paper (top and bottom) with Sparkly side up and run through your Big Shot FOUR times.

Happy Glimmer Butterfly Making!
Nendy Kerr

This is the Wedding Card I made for my Church Choir Buddy and her new DH who were married on Friday.  This card was my inspiration.  I tried several other ideas but this is the card that got finished.  I may use some of the other parts soon as her sister is getting married in less than 3 weeks.
Emily's Wedding Card

SUPPLIES:
Ink:  Real Red Marker
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper 135314
Red Glimmer Paper #127790
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Hearts Framelits #125599
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Expressions Thinlits (retired-sorry)
Punches:  Sweetheart Punch  #133786
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787 (small Heart)
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board #133774
Paper Trimmer
Other:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video if you want more details on Basic Card Bases.
2.  Cut your Whisper White layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder.  Trim the sides close to the Hearts with your Paper Trimmer.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Make your Real Red Envelope with your Envelope Punch Board.  Cut your Real Red card stock at 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ square.  Make your first Punch and Score at 2″.  Watch this video if you need help using your Envelope Punch Board.
4.  I used the retired Expressions Thinlit for the word “Love”, but it is retired.  You can use either the Signo White Gel Pen or the Chalk Marker to write “Love” on the envelope.  You can also use a stamp you like or just leave it blank.
5.  Let’s die cut a couple of Heart Frames with our Framelits.  The large one is from Whisper White and is used to mount the Glimmer Hearts to.    I chose the largest straight-edged Heart Framelits.  Use this sandwich:  Magnetic Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), a cutting plate, your Whisper White card stock.  Lay both the Heart Framelits with the smaller inside the larger making sure there is an even space in between.  The space in between will be your Heart Frame.
6.  Now choose the Framelits for the smaller Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper Heart.  I used the second and third smallest.  Use the same process as above and cut out this Heart Frame.  Use your Real Red Marker to color the edges so it will show up against the Whisper White background.
7.  Punch 10 Silver Glimmer Hearts and 10 Red Glimmer Paper Hearts using the Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch.  Arrange the hearts around the Whisper White Heart Frame in the desired positions.  Attach each Glimmer Heart to the Frame with a Glue Dot.  Overlap the two Hearts that meet in the center.
8.  Now to put everything together.  Slide the large Heart Frame in the Real Red envelope to determine the position on the card front and where to add the Glue Dots to hold it in the envelope.  Put a Glue Dot at the bottom tip and one along each side of this Heart to secure it in the envelope.  I used Tombow Glue on the back of the envelope and the back of the Heart Frame that showed from behind to secure it to the card front.  Now attach your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Heart inside the large Heart.
9.  If desired, you can add a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White to the inside to write on.  You can either add a couple of Punched Glimmer Hearts, or some stamped Hearts to the lower corners.  Then write you message to the Bride and Groom.
10.  Gift Wrapping Hint.  If you give them two gifts of different sizes (such as a board game and a DVD OR Project Life Album and Pocket Pages with a Project Life Card Collection with the accessory pack inside the box), wrap the gifts separately.  Then use Sticky Strip to attach the gifts together.  This way they will stay in place even if you don’t tie ribbon around them.

Happy Wedding Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

I made this Valentine card for my family.  It was fairly quick and easy to make multiples.  I did vary the ribbon colors using Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon.  I did get them ALL mailed yesterday!!
Top Note Valentine cards

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:   You Plus Me  Wood #137133, clear # 138594
Good Greetings (retired)
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Top Note die 113463
Happy Heart embossing folder #137364
Punch:  Sweetheart #133786
Other:  Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon OR Seam Binding Ribbon
Dimensionals
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″.  Watch this video for detailed instructions.
2.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Real Red card stock at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with the Happy Hearts embossing folder making sure the Hearts will be going the direction you want them to.  Glue to the end of your Whisper White card stock.  Run this card stock through the Big Shot with your Top Note die with the side with the Real Red embossed piece touching the die.
3.  Stamp your sentiments in Real Red ink.
4.  Punch a Heart from Red Glimmer Paper and attach it with Dimensionals.
5.  Tie the ribbon around the card over the Real Red Hearts.
6.  Attach your Top Note die to your card base using Dimensionals.  I used 9 whole Dimensionals in 3 rows:  along both edges and down the center.
7.  You might want to put a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White on the inside of your card to write on.  Stamp if desired.

Happy Valentine’s Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

I was watching a video (which I cannot find now)  and dreamed about making a Pirate that moved for my grandsons Valentines Day cards.  It worked!  I also decided to make a sliding Heart Valentine for my granddaughters.  Hope you enjoy making these.  If it is after Valentine’s Day you can choose any stamp you can cut out (punch out, die cut, or use scissors) to make it slide.
Sliding Valentine cardsThe video is just over 20 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Valentine  wood #137135, clear #138570
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Early Espresso
Markers:  Real Red-hat, outside of coat
Cherry Cobbler-coat cuffs, lapels, and inside
Smoky Slate-eye patch, boot tops
Pacific Point-kerchief, shirt
Basic Black-belt, boots
Hello Honey-buckles, Treasure Chest lock
Wild Wasabi-bird
Tangerine Tango-bird beak
Chocolate Chip-Treasure Chest
Baked Brown Sugar-Treasure Chest
Daffodil Delight-treasure
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Happy Heart embossing folder
Punch:  Hexagon
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small heart)
Other:  Paper Trimmer
Scissors
Tombow Glue
Sticky Strip
Dimensionals
Stapler
Ribbon

CARD STOCK MEASUREMENTS:
Card Base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Card front:  4″ x 5-1/2″  (OR 3-3/4″ x 5-“)
Whisper White insert:  3-3/4″ x 5″
Strip:  1/2″ x about 4″
Ribbon:  about 2-1/2″ or 3”

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

We made this You Plus Me Valentine card at a women’s meeting at Church.  The ladies (and a couple of daughters) had a lot of fun.  Most of their cards turned out a little differently than mine, but they had fun and the cards were cute.  I should have remembered to take a picture of some of their cards.
You Plus Me Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  You Plus Me  wood #137133  clear #138594
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Big Shot:  Top Note Bigz Die #113463
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle Punch #120906
1-3/4″ Circle Punch #119850
Extra Large Oval Punch #119859
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small Heart) #133787
Adhesive:  Tombow

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 a piece of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler out with your Big Shot and the Top Note Die.  Now run your Top Note die cut through the Big Shot with the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Attach your embossed die cut to your card base.  You can use either Tombow or Dimensionals.
3.  Stamp your desired images on Whisper White card stock with Real Red ink.  Punch out the You + Me with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  Punch out the Be Mine with the Large Oval Punch.  Also punch out a Whisper White  2-1/2″ Circle.  Punch out a little Heart from the Silver Glimmer Paper.
4.  Lay all pieces on your card front in the desired positions.  Attach with either Tombow Glue or Dimensionals.
5.  Some variations I saw:  stamp some of the hearts around the “Be Mine” so there is not a lot of white showing, same idea for the large white circle.  Add more Glimmer Hearts.  Have fun with this stamp set and card!

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

We made this Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower card at a recent Workshop I helped my new downline with.  It was a hit!  Four out of the six attendees bought Glimmer Paper!
Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Petal Potpourri  wood #137141  clear #138856  (Bundle with Flower Medallion Punch wood #138876  clear #138877)
Big News  wood #134015  clear #134018
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Coastal Cabana
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520
Punches:  7/8″ Scallop Circle
Flower Medallion #137417
Other:  Ribbon
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Bone Folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more details on Basic Card Bases.
2.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card front at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp your Awesome sentiment using Island Indigo ink.  Run through your Big Shot with the embossing folder.  Set aside.
3.  Stamp your flower with Island Indigo ink on both Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay card stock.  Punch out.  If desired, curve you flowers with your Bone Folder by curling 3 petals at a time.  Rotate so you have 1 petal from the last three and two new petals.  Continue until you like how your flower looks.  Attach on top of Bermuda Bay flower with Dimensionals.  Punch out a 7/8″ Scallop Circle from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and attach to the center of your flower with a Dimensional.
4.  Decide where to put your flower and where you want your ribbon.  Tie Ribbon and trim ends if needed.  Attach Flower in desired position.  Now attach card front to card base with Fast Fuse adhesive or Tombow Glue.
5.  Now give to someone to let them know you think they are awesome!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

I love this Pirate stamps which is perfect for boys!  I bought it so my grandson could make Valentine’s cards for his school classmates.  On the first card he made I asked why he didn’t color the picture.  He said he wanted to let them have fun coloring.  I enjoyed coloring the cute Pirate picture and so did the ladies at my Stamp Class.  You can choose whether you color it or let the recipient color it.
Pirate Valentine card for boys

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Valentine wood#137135  clear#138570  Amor Mio #138501  Petits Valentins #138505
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Real Red for hat & coat
Pacific Point for shirt and tie above ear
Soft Suede for pants
Basic Gray for tops of boots and eye patch
Basic Black for boots
Hello Honey for buckles & gold treasure
Daffodil Delight for treasure chest lock
Chocolate Chip and Baked Brown Sugar for Treasure chest
Wild Wasabi for bird
Tangerine Tango for bird beak and feet
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Big Shot:  Label Card Thinlits # 133479
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 9-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Chocolate Chip bottom card layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Attach to your Chocolate Chip layer.
4.  Stamp your Pirate in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color as desired.  Color Suggestions are in the Supply List above.  Trim around the edges and measure the height and width.  Add 1/4″ to the height and width when cutting your Chocolate Chip mat.  Adhere the mat and stamped image together.
5.  Cut out the “I heart you” from Whisper White using the Thinlit from the Label Card Thinlits.  Punch out a heart from either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler card stock and put it inside the heart shape using a Dimensional.
6.  Position the “I heart you” and your Pirate in the desired positions.  Attach the Pirate with Fast Fuse or Tombow.  Attach the “I heart you” with Tombow Glue.
7.  You now have a card to give to a little boy or a Pirate lover for Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

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

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

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

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

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