Tin of Cards-Bermuda Butterflies

This Tin of Cards Kit Bermuda Bay card was made with supplies that come with the Kit plus Pool Party card stock and the Lots of Labels Framelits and your Big Shot.
Tin of Cards-Bermuda Bay Butterfly CardSUPPLIES:
Tin of Cards Project Kit #138378
Tin of Cards Photopolymer stamp set #138946, French #140064
Calypso Coral ink pad & Marker
Daffodil Delight ink pad
Pool Party card stock
Glue Dots
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Glue Dots

1.  Choose the following things from your Kit:  Bermuda Bay striped card base, 3 colored Die Cut Butterflies and 2 plain Butterlies, Short Banner.  You will also need Clear Mount Blocks for your stamps, the other supplies listed above, and your adhesives.  Choose your sentiment if you want something different than shown.  You want the sentiments to coordinate on the Banner and the Butterflies.
2.  Stamp the plain Butterfly die cuts with Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight ink pads using the “Hello” stamp.  I tried to stamp in lines to fill the entire die cut.
3.  Remove the excess pieces from the colored Butterflies using your Bone Folder.  Attach these Butterflies to the stamped Butterflies by putting 3-4 Glue Dots on the Body of each Butterfly.  Fluff up the wings.  Color the body of the smallest Butterfly die cut with your Calypso Coral Marker.
4.  Stamp the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Decide what size of Lots Of Labels Framelit you want to use and cut it out of Pool Party card stock.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
6.  Position everything the way you want it.  Attach the Lots of Labels die cut first, then the Banner.  Attach the two larger Butterflies with Dimensionals.  Attach the smallest Butterfly with Glue Dots under the center of the Body.
7.  You now have a beautiful Butterfly Card!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Square Pillowbox Video

This fun Square Pillowbox Thinlit makes a great small gift or treat holder.  It will be available on September 1st, 2015 when the Holiday Catalog goes live.
Square Pillowbox ThinlitThis video is almost 9 minutes long.

Stamp Set:  A Little Something  Wood #139827, Clear #139830 (Bundle with Square Pillowbox Thinlit  Wood #140858, Clear #140859)
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush
Tangelo Twist
Big Shot:  Square Pillowbox Thinlit #139657 (Bundles – see Stamp Sets)
Woodland 6″ x 6″ embossing folder #139673
Other:  Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive  OR Fast Fuse OR Tombow Glue

Happy Pillowbox Making!
Nendy Kerr

Pam’s Butterfly Thank You Card

This Thank You card was made for a wonderful lady at Church who was head of the Women’s organization for many years.  We passed it around and everyone signed it.  Do you know someone special who deserves an extra-large Thank You?
Butterfly Thank You Card

Card Stock:  Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Thick Whisper White #140272
Big Shot:  Butterfly Thinlits #137360
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Little Letters Thinlits #133730
Fluttering Embossing Folder #139304
Other:  Venetian Crochet Trim #134581
Parchment or Wax Paper from your Grocery Store
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

1.  This card uses a full sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Whisper White card stock for the card base.  It really does need to be scored (at 5-1/2″) before folding.  Use your Bone Folder to make a crisp crease line.
2.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card stock at 5-1/2″ x 6″.  Position it inside the Fluttering Embossing Folder so the Butterflies will be in the correct position for putting them on your card front.  Attach this embossed piece to your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Perfect Plum card front with Tombow Glue.
3.  Use your Butterfly Thinlits to cut out two large Butterflies:  one from Perfect Plum card stock, and one from Glimmer Paper.  I like to put a piece of Parchment Paper between the Thinlit and the card stock/Glimmer Paper.  You will need to run the Glimmer Paper Butterfly through the Big Shot 4-5 times to get all the parts to completely cut.  Watch this Video for more details.
4.  Now cut out the “Thanks” and the name from your Thinlits.  Use Parchment Paper between the Glimmer Paper and the Thinlit.  I think I just ran these through once or twice.
5.  Use Tombow Glue to attach the Butterflies bodies together.  I put the Perfect Plum Butterfly slightly lower than the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper Butterfly.  You will need to hold them together for a bit to make sure they stay stuck together.
6.  Attach the Venetian Crochet Trim to the card.  There are several options:
~Run a line of Fast Fuse OR Snail Adhesive where you want the Ribbon
~Put the Adhesive on the back of the card stock and attach the ends of the Ribbon only on the back
~You can also use a few Glue Dots placed under the Ribbon:  one at each end and several in between.
7.  Arrange the Butterflies, Thanks, and Name in the desired Positions on your card front.  Attach with Tombow Glue.
~This card held together perfectly even after being passed around the room and having lots of ladies sign it.
~You will need to make your own envelope using the Envelope Punch Board since this card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  I did not make an envelope as it was presented to her with a quilt made by another lady.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Tin of Cards-Last White card base-Congrats

This is actually the last card (16th card) I made using supplies from the Tin of Cards Project Kit.  I had been thinking of using the swirly line stamp to stamp the card background.  I had also tried using the Deco Label Framelit to make a Pool Party striped embossed mat for another card, but didn’t like it so I used it here.  Have fun!  Remember to check back every Wednesday for another card from the Tin of Cards Project Kit.
Tin of Cards-Swirly Stamp BackgroundSUPPLIES:
Tin of Cards Project Kit  #138378
~Solid White card base
~Congrats circle
~Gold Heart
Tin of Cards stamp set  #138946
Island Indigo ink pad
Pool Party Marker & card stock
Glue Dots
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Stylish Stripes embossing folder #132174

1.  Get out a solid White card base.  Stamp the swirly line stamp in Island Indigo ink diagonally starting at one corner.  Continue stamping the swirly lines about 1″ apart.  Sometimes you will need to stamp again to finish the line.  Repeat until the lines are complete.
2.  Cut a Deco Label Framlit from Pool Party card stock.  Then run it through your Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  Color the raised stripes with your Pool Party Marker.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.
3.  Choose your round sentiment.  Attach a Gold Glimmer Paper Heart using Glue Dots.  Attach your sentiment to the Deco Label with Dimensionals.
4.  You are finished!  Now either file it in your Tin to use later, or give to someone right away.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

“Awesome” Butterfly Card in Yellows

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

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

Dinosaur Card

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

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

Sneak Peek In Color Friend Card

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
Tombow Glue

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

Mother’s Day Flower Cards

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

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

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

Watercolored Kind Koala Card

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

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
Stampin’ Paper Trimmer

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

Embellished Mother’s Day Card

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

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
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

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

Best Wishes Painted Blooms Card

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

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

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

Stars & Hearts Anniversary Card

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

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

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

Glimmer Butterfly Card

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.

Stamps:  Petite Petals
Ink:  Blushing Bride
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

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

Emily’s Wedding Card

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

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

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

Top Note Valentine

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

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
Tombow Glue

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

Sliding Valentines Video

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.

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
Tombow Glue
Sticky Strip

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

You + Me=Be Mine

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

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

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

Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower Card

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

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

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

Valentine Pirate Card for Boys

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

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
Tombow Glue

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

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)
  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
Fast Fuse adhesive OR Tombow Glue

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