Here is the last Foxy Friends card we made at my last class.  It is a cute little Skunk.  Enjoy making this cute skunk card for someone.
Foxy Friends-SkunkSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set + Fox Builder Punch #142326
 Fresh Fruit Photopolymer #141770
Ink & Marker:  Memento Black ink pad
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Basic Black
Watermelon Wonder
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141657
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Punch:  Scallop Tag Topper #133324
Blossom Builder #141469
Accents:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon #141426
Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape #141659
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Let’s make our Skunk now.  Punch:
~Basic Black:  head, body, tail
~Whisper White:  Body, Face part, hair, tail
NOTE:  The easiest way to slim down the Tail stripe is to attach it to the sticky part of a Post-It note and hold it in the tail part of the punch trimming off the same width along one side.
~Flirty Flamingo (small flower on Blossom Builder Punch)
~Use the smallest Layering Oval Framelit on the Whisper White Body punch out to cut the white body front.
4.  Assemble and glue together:
~The Head:  Basic Black Head, Whisper White face piece and hair.  Use your Basic Black Marker to edge the hair.  Choose the Eyes & nose stamp you want and Stamp it on the white face piece with Memento Black ink.  Now add the Flower with a Pearl in the center.
~Body:  Glue the Whisper White oval cut out to the Basic Black Body.  Glue the Body to the Head.
~Tail:  Glue the Whisper White stripe to the Basic Black Tail.  Glue to the Body.
We are now finished with the Skunk.
5.  Cut your Whisper White Tag at 1-7/8″ x 4″.  Punch off the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Decide where to stamp your Fresh Fruit Circles, the stamp in Memento Black ink.
6.  Attach your Skunk to the Tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used half Dimensionals.
7.  Add your Washi Tape at the lower part of your Tag.
8.  Add your Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon to your Tag Hole.  I used about 6″ of Ribbon, folded it in half, then put the folded edge through the front of the Tag Hole.  I then threaded both ends through the ribbon loop at the back of the Tag Hole and pulled the Ribbon tight.  Attach the Tag to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, making sure one of the half Dimensionals is on the Ribbon.

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I hope you have as much fun making animals as I have with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

I saw a similar card made with the Foxy Friends Bundle on Patty Bennett’s blog and decided to make one for my class.  It is a fun card to make with lots of different elements.  Enjoy making one for yourself or an animal lover friend.
Foxy Friends-RaccoonSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends  Photopolymer stamps + Fox Builder Punch #142326
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Tip Top Taupe
Soft Suede
Cucumber Crush
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Dapper Denim
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Perfect Pines Framelits #139665 (Optional to cut out pine trees.  I hand cut mine.)
Other:  Paper Snips for fussy cutting
Tombow Glue or other adhesive

1.  Cut your Dapper Denim 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 Woodland Embossing Folder.  Make sure your trees are going the correct way before you emboss.  Add all the other pieces before attaching.
3.  Cut your Emerald Envy card stock at 2-1/4″ x 4″  and 3-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut your Flowered paper at 2-3/4″ x 4″.  Line up your Emerald Envy card stock pieces with the Flowered piece in between.  Cut a wavy line on the end where all 3 pieces are stacked together.  Arrange them so you like them.  I ended up flipping over my Emerald Envy pieces to get the “rolling hills” effect.  Attach the tallest Emerald Envy piece to your card front, lining it up with the bottom and both sides, with Tombow Glue.  Layer the Flowered piece next, then the short Emerald Envy.  Trim off any excess at the bottom.
4.  Now for the Stamping:
~Raccoon Body:  Smoky Slate
~Raccoon eye mask, ear tips, and tail stripes:  Tip Top Taupe
~Tree Stump:  Soft Suede
~Trees:  Cucumber Crush
Now cut out all the stamped pieces.
5.  Lay out the cut out pieces and attach with your favorite adhesives.  I just used Tombow Glue.
6.  Attach your finished card front to your card base with Tombow Glue.

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Have fun making different animals with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

This can be very confusing since both Thinlits and Framelits can be in the same set and the set is labeled as either Framelits or Thinlits.

Basically Framelits cut out a basic shape with no details.  Thinlits have more details and will be discussed on Wednesday.  Big Shot Sandwiches will come on Friday.

This Video is 2 minutes long

There are 3 types of Framelits.

Framelits have a flat metal frame with an open hole in the center which results in a solid die cut shape.  There are several types of Framelits.

  1. Layering Shapes Framelits allow you to use two or more of the Framelits to stamp and layer.
    Use Sandwich 1.
  1. Shape Framelits coordinate with at least one stamp set so you don’t have to fussy cut the stamped images. Bundles last 1 catalog, then they are available separately.
    Use Sandwich 1.
  1. Interactive Framelits. New this year is the Sliding Star Framelits which make Slider cards.
    Use Sandwich 1.

Sandwich 1:
Choose a basic Platform:  Multipurpose, Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter, OR Magnetic Platform.
Put a Standard Cutting Pad on top of your Platform.
Add your card stock.
Add your Framelit.
Add your top cutting pad.
Slightly push your sandwich through your Big Shot to get it started, then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.
Remove your die cut and put away your Framelit.

Have fun using your Framelits!


I just love the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  All it needs is a sentiment to make a quick, but pretty card.  Choose your favorite patterned paper and add a sentiment from the Banners for You Bundle.
Peachy Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Banners for You Photopolymer stamp set + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock:  Peekaboo Peach
Pear Pizzazz
Whisper White
Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (12×12) #141660
Tools:  Big Shot for Framelits
Stamping Sponges
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Peekaboo Peach card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Peachy Paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to card front.
4.  Stamp your Banner in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your sentiment in Tangerine Tango ink.  Cut out your Banner with the coordinating Framelit.  Sponge the Banner edges with Pear Pizzazz ink.  Attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Fruit Stand DSP-001    Banners For You Buy Now-001

Have fun making a variety of cards using the many varieties of Designer Series Papers and the Banners for You Bundle.

This Birthday Card for my Son-in-law uses the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits.  It is a fun little card to make and pretty quick.
Happy Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages Photopolymer #141727
Ink & Marker:  Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Calypso Coral
Dapper Denim
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your A Little Foxy patterned Paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to your card base centering so it is even around all four sides.
3.  Take the leftover piece of your patterned paper, turn it over so the opposite side shows and stamp “Birthday” in Dapper Denim ink.  Cut out with a Lots of Labels Framelit.  Cut the next larger size Framelit from Calypso Coral card stock.  Use your Marker to outline the edges of both die cuts.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Birthday layer to the Calypso Coral Layer.
4. Cut out the “Happy” Thinlit from Dapper Denim card stock using the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT cutting pad.  You might also want to put some Parchment Paper or Wax Paper from your grocery store between the Thinlit and the card stock to help you remove it more easily from the Thinlit.  Attach using small dots of Glue – either Tombow or Fine Tip.

Lots of Labels Framelits    Hello You Thinlits

Have fun using the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits to make cards for a variety of occasions.

When I was thinking of an American Flag to make the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits came to mind.  This is a pretty quick and easy card to make.  I hope you have a fun day spending time with your family and celebrating our great country!  If you live outside the United States of America show appreciation for your family and the country you live in.
Swirly American Flag CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Real Red
Pacific Point
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497  (Bundled with Swirly Bird stamps #142353)
Star Framelits  #133723
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Get out your Big Shot.  I just cut everything using my Multipurpose Platform and two cutting plates.
~Cut three Real Red Swirly Scribbles lines die cuts.  I cut the full length.
3.  Cut one Star (the second to the smallest) from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
4.  Cut one 2-1/4″ square from Pacific Point card stock.
5.  Assemble your card.
~Lay out your Real Red Scribbles lines going the direction you want.  I would recommend you have all of them going the same direction.  (I did not do that and wish I had.)  Attach them to your card base remember to just use small dots of Glue.
~Glue your Pacific Point square to the upper left corner of your Flag.
~Glue your Star to the center of your Pacific Point square.
6.  Celebrate!

I am enjoying the Foxy Friends products and made this Fox card using the Foxy Friends stamp set and the A Little Foxy  Designer Series Paper.  Have fun with all the animal variations you can make with this stamp set!  This card is perfect for animal lovers, men, and boys.
Foxy Friends Fox CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set #141549  (Bundled with the Fox Builder Punch #142326)
Ink: Cajun Craze
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″)  #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits  #138281
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose your patterned paper design and cut it at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with either Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
3.  Stamp your Fox:
~Body in Cajun Craze ink
~Eyes and Nose in Memento Black
4.  Cut your Fox out using the Lots of Label Framelit that is wide enough.  Position the Top of the Framelit close to the top of the Fox and run through your Big Shot.  Reposition the Framelit lining up the sides so the Bottom of the Framelit is in the position you want.  Run through your Big Shot.  Watch this Video to see how to shorten your cut Framelit shapes.
5.  Cut the next larger Framelit in Cajun Craze card stock.  Lay your Fox die cut on top of your Cajun Craze die cut leaving the border at the Top you want.  Reposition your Framelit on the Cajun Craze card stock so you have the same border at the bottom of your die cut.  Run through your Big Shot.
6.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Fox die cut to the Cajun Craze card stock die cut.  Move your Fox around until it is in the position you like.  Attach it to your card front.

Buy the Foxy Friends Stamp Set HERE.   Buy the Foxy Friends Bundle HERE.

Enjoy making this Foxy Friends Card for someone special.

This LOVE card, made with the Letters for You Framelits,  can be used for many occasions:  birthday, engagement, wedding, or anniversary.  This one is for my daughter’s birthday.  Her name is too long to fit on this size card.  Choose your patterned Designer Series Paper and card stock to coordinate.  All Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers have the coordinating colors listed on the package to help you coordinate your projects.
Card Stock:  Mint Macaron
Daffodil Delight
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632
Big Shot:  Large Letters Framelits #141712  (Also Bundled with Letters for You Photopolymer stamp set #142348)
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more about card bases.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper and coordinating Mint Macaron card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Now get out your Big Shot and Letter Framelits.  You can use either the Multipurpose Platform that came with your Big Shot or the Magnetic Platform which will hold your Framelits in place.  Choose the four letters you want and lay them in the position you want them on your Mint Macron card stock.  Run through your Big Shot.  Save the center parts of the letters (such as the O here).
4.  Use half Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your die cut Mint Macaron card front.  Place half Dimensionals next to the edges of the letter cut out also.  Now add any letter centers with half Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Attach to the Designer Series Paper making sure all four sides are lined up.  Now  attach your layered card front to your card base with Fast Fuse or SNAIL or Tombow Glue.

Letters for You Buy Now-001    Letters for You Buy Now-002

Have fun making your own Dimensional pretty word card with the Letters for You Framelits for someone special!

This is a quick and easy Thank You card using 1 stamp, 1 Heart Framelit from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, and 1 Embossing Folder (with your Big Shot).  It also uses my new favorite monochromatic color combination of Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, and Cherry Cobbler.
Thanks Kindly Heart CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  One Big Meaning   Wood #138788, Clear #139420
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Flirty Flamingo
Big Shot:  Sweet & Sassy Framelits  #141707 (Layering Hearts)
Seaside Embossing Folder  #141481
Accent:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine  #123125
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  (If you want a border around it then cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.)  Place the large Heart Framelit of your choice in the center and cut it out with your Big Shot.  Now place in your Embossing Folder with the waves going the direction you want and run through your Big Shot.  Use Tombow Glue to attach it to your card base.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.  You can use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help you get it exactly where you want it inside the heart.
4.  Tie a bow with Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.  Put a Glue Dot behind the knot and attach it to your card.

Enjoy making this quick and easy Thank You card using your favorite color combination.

This card uses the Falling Flowers Bundle for the images and the Flourishing Phrases stamp set for the words.  A sweet and simple card to give to someone you love.
I Love You Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Falling Flowers stamp set + May Flowers Framelits Wood #142328, Clear #142329
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases   Wood #141531, Clear #141534  (Bundle with Flourish Thinlits  Wood #142322, Clear #142323)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Thick Whisper White
Adhesive:  Fine Tip Glue Pen

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your sentiment in Dapper Denim ink in the lower left corner on your card base.
3.  Stamp your Falling Flowers Flourish in Wild Wasabi ink on your card base above the lower left sentiment.
4.  Cut your large Melon Mambo May Flower Thinlit using your Big Shot.  I just used my Magnetic Platform and two fairly flat cutting plates.  Glue it to your card base by dotting Fine Tip Glue on the back of each petal tip.  After laying it on your card base smooth it with your Bone Folder to help it stick to the card better.
5.  Stamp I love you in Dapper Denim ink in the upper right space on your card front.  Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.
6.  Decorate the envelope flap with the Falling Flowers Flourish you used on the front of your card.
7.  Give it to someone you love.

Falling Phrases Wood Mount Bundle    Falling Flowers Clear Mount Bundle

Enjoy using the Falling Flowers Bundle and the Flourishing Phrases stamp sets!

Here are Stamping 101 and Stamping 102 cards made by my friends at our Upline Meeting.  I hope this inspires you to make your own Stamping 101 and Stamping 102 cards.

Karen used the NEW Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle #142353.  For her 101 card she just stamped on the card base.  For her 102 card she cut the card front off at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and layered it on a Dapper Denim card base.  She also added some die cuts from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.
Karen's Stamping 101 CardKarens Stamping 102 CardMADE BY BILLIE
Billie used the NEW Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer #141739 stamp set.  I did not get a picture of her Stamping 101 card.  She just stamped the words directly on the card base for 101 and added the layers (Layering Squares Framelits) for 102.  She also added some Pearls for 102.
Billies Stamping 102 CardMADE BY SHARON
Sharon’s Stamping 101 card has everything just stamped on the card base.  For her Stamping 102 card she just stamped the tree and leaves a second time on Whisper White card stock then cut it in a rectangle and layered it with the same color of card stock as she stamped the Tree in.  She them punched out a small heart and layered it on the rectangle.  She used the Sheltering Tree stamp set  Photopolymer #137163.
Sharons Stamping 102 CardI hope this gives you some ideas to either simplify your cards using Stamping 101 Techniques, OR add some layers, die cuts, or embellishments for a Stamping 102 Card.

At our Upline Meeting at Sharon’s House she had us do a basic single layer card (Stamping 101), then add some elements with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the card some Pop (Stamping 102).  The purpose of this was to help us help teach beginning stampers to design their own cards – which are usually stamped on the card base, then step it up with a few simple additions.  It was a fun experience.  Try it for yourself and have some fun!  It took us about 1-1/2 hours to make the two versions.  We did just use our Stamping 101 card and added to it.
Painter's Palette - Stamping 101We started out with a NEW Stamp set in front of us.  I even got to assemble it for her since it was Wood Mount.  She had all the NEW In Color ink pads, card stock, and the NEW Ruched Ribbon.  There was also Whisper White card stock, the NEW Duet Banners Punch, and the NEW Layered Squares Framelits.

SUPPLIES -101 & 102:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:  *Painter’s Palette  Wood #141907, Clear #141910
Ink:  *Dapper Denim #141394
*Emerald Envy #141396
*Peekaboo Peach #141398
*Flirty Flamingo #141397
*Sweet Sugarplum #141395
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Layered Squares Framelits # #141708
Punch:  *Duet Banner #141483
Ribbon:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon #141427
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig  #101049
Stamping Sponge
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video if you need help making a card base.
2.  Lay your card base in the landscape position – with the fold at the top.
3.  Stamp your words in the center of the frame in Emerald Envy ink.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig if you want.  Watch this Video to learn how to use your Stamp-a-ma-jig.
4.  Choose the ink stamps and the ink color for each stamp.  Stamp each stamp diagonally in the same direction in at least two places.  Fill in any large spaces with the smaller stamps.  Yes, one stamp will look like it is going backwards.  No one will notice unless you tell them.  Remember to stamp straight down and straight up to avoid getting “Ring around the Rubber”.
5.  Your basic Stamping 101 card is finished!

Painters Palette - Stamping 102STAMPING 102 CARD INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Follow all the steps for the Stamping 101 card.  You do NOT need to stamp the words in the center as you will be covering them up.
2.  Stamp the following on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.
~Stamp the Painter’s Easel two times in Dapper Denim ink.
~Stamp the words in Emerald Envy inside one of the Frames of a Painter’s Easel.
~Stamp “A Little Expression of Love” In Emerald Envy ink.
3.  Use your Paper Snips to cut out around one of your stamped Painter’s Easels.  Only the two feet and the top will be showing so cut those pieces extra well and the frame will be covered up.  Attach to the center of your card with either SNAIL, Fast Fuse, or Tombow Glue.
4.  Choose the Layered Square Framelit you like best to cut the Frame out of the other stamped Painter’s Easel.  I chose a Scallop one that was slightly larger than the Frame.  Cut it out with your Big Shot.  Sponge around the Scallop edges with a Stamping Sponge wedge and Dapper Denim ink.  Attach over the Frame of your Painter’s Easel which is on your card front.
5.  Punch out the “A Little Expression…” with the Duet Banner Punch.  Put your card stock in the punch so you can see the stamped words through the Banner holes in the bottom of the punch.  Line up the words so they are in the position you like and punch.  Sponge some Emerald Envy ink around the edges of the punched banner.  Put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched banner.  Attach it to the upper left corner of your card front.
6.  Tie a bow with the Ruched Ribbon.  If you have trouble tying a bow, just tie a knot with about 1-1/2″ on one end and then cut off the other end to match.  Attach to your Painter’s Easel on the upper right corner with Glue Dots.
7.  A few extra steps can take your card from cute and nice to impressive.

Have fun making a Stamping 101 Card and then adding some layers to it for your Stamping 102 card!
Nendy Kerr

This Hooray Happy Birthday Card uses the NEW Confetti Celebration stamp set.  The background uses the Confetti embossing folder and your NEW Emerald Envy ink pad and card stock.  Have fun making this card for the next birthday in your family!
Hooray Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*=available June 1, 2016
  *Confetti Celebration   Wood #141510, Clear #142034
Ink:  *Emerald Envy #141396
Card Stock:  *Emerald Envy #141415
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Ovals Collection Framelits (retiring) #  (After June 1st use the *Layering Ovals Framelits #141706)
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547  (For Happy Birthday Banner)
Punches:  2″ Circle  #133782
Confetti Star #135861
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Emerald Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video if you want more instructions on making a card base.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Get your embossing folder.  Find the smooth side where the parts to be embossed are lower than the flat part.  Use your Emerald Envy ink pad to ink up this side of your embossing folder.  Don’t worry about keeping the center oval clean as it will be covered up.  Put your Whisper White card stock on the UNINKED side of the embossing folder and get it in the position you want – with the Oval in the center.  Close your embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Set aside to dry.  Clean your embossing folder with running water from your sink.
3.  Stamp “Hooray” and “Happy Birthday” in Emerald Envy ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out the Hooray with a 2″ Circle Punch.  Cut out the Happy Birthday with the Banner Framelit from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both pieces.
4.  Choose the Oval Framelit that fits best inside the Oval on the embossing folder and cut it out of Emerald Envy card stock.
5.  Now it is time to put everything together and turn it into a card.
~Use Tombow Glue to attach your embossed card stock to your card base.  Center it so the card base shows equally around your embossed piece.
~Add your cut out Oval over the Oval space on your embossed piece.  I used Tombow Glue.
~Decide the position of your “Hooray” and “Happy Birthday”.  Remove the Stampin’ Dimensional backs and attach.
6.  If you are like me and did not leave enough room on both sides of your Happy Birthday so it could be in the center when you cut it out, then you can punch out a few Stars from the Confetti Stars Punch and glue them to your Happy Birthday Banner.  😉

Have fun making your own Hooray Happy Birthday Card to celebrate the next birthday in your family or for a friend!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

The Love Blooms Embellishment Kit has lots of fun pieces to work with!  I still have quite a few pieces left.  The 4th card is posted on my Newsletter Projects Site and is available for all my Newsletter subscribers who register for the site after signing up for my Newsletter.

The two cards pictured are the same basic layout and just use different papers.  You can change the papers to get a totally different look.
Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit Butterfly CardLove Blossoms Embellishment Kit Hello Butterfly CardSUPPLIES:
Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit  #140551
Crazy About You Bundle Wood #139324, Clear #139325, Photopolymer #138873
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:
Whisper White or Thick Whisper White
Rose Red
Pink Pirouette
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #140548
Big Shot:  Bold Butterfly Framelits #138135
Butterflies Thinlits #137360
Hello You Thinlits  #137363 (See Crazy About You Bundle above)
Punch:  Word Window
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Fine Tip Glue Pen OR Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Rose Red or Pink Pirouette card stock at 4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ OR 4″.  The Pink Pirouette card stock is cust at 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The Rose Red card stock is cut at 4″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach to patterned paper layer in the desired position.  Trim excess off edges if needed.
4.  Cut your Butterfly pieces.  Use the large Bold Butterfly Framelit to cut the patterned paper of your choice.  Use the medium Butterflies Thinlit to cut either a Rose Red or Whisper White Butterfly.  Glue the patterned butterfly to the Thinlit Butterfly piece.  Let dry.
5.  Cut out the “Happy” or “Hello” and “You” using the Hello You Thinlit.  I used the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT Cutting plate.  The Big Shot Die Brush helps the pieces come out a lot more quickly.
6.  Stamp the desired word(s) from the Crazy About You stamp set in Rose Red ink on a 3/8″ x at least 4″ Whisper White card stock.  Watch this Video to see how to use the Word Window Punch with longer words.  I colored the around the edge with the Rose Red Marker, or just use your ink pad to color around the edges.
7.  Lay out all your pieces on your card front.  Bend the Butterfly wings up by the body.  Attach in the desired places.  Adhesives:
~Fine Tip Glue:  Happy
~Tombow Glue:  Gold Foil Heart
~Glue Dots:  center of the Butterfly body, Sequins, Wood Heart, Pearl String
~Dimensionals:  Mother’s Day
8.  Finish the Butterfly.  You can decorate the Butterfly body with either a small wood heart and two pink enamel dots, or sequins, or even part of the pearl string.  Cut  two sets of Pearls with 8 pearls.  These become the antennas.  Use a Glue Dot to attach each end of the Antenna Pearls.
9.  Add a few sequins to the card front with Glue Dots.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

The Playful Pals Bundle is pretty fun to play with!  You can also use the stamps and Framelits with the Curvy Keepsakes Thinlit and Punch Art.  I used it to make a Carrot for my Easter Basket.  Have fun playing with this one!
Pyramid Pals CatSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Playful Pals  Photopolymer #141069
Ink:  Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Pyramid Pals Thinlits (See Bundle above)
Other:  Tombow Glue

1.  Cut out two of the Pyramid shape Thinlits from Daffodil Delight card stock.  Fold the score lines the same for both pieces.  Attach them so the plain triangles are across from each other and the triangles with tabs are across from each other.  Do all of your stamping on the triangles BEFORE gluing the parts together.
2.  Look carefully at the pictures on the front of the stamp case to find stamps to use for your eyes, ears, face, and whiskers.  Also look carefully at the Thinlits and put together the stamps and Thinlits you want to use.  Glue the pieces onto the face first.  Add the ears and tail AFTER you put the Pyramid together.
NOTE 1:  I was pretty overwhelmed when I started looking at the actual stamps and just drew on the face.  Now I know there is a stamp for pretty much everything in this stamp set.  I also know that I should put the Pyramid together last.
NOTE 2:  This is the exception to the rule.  In this case Cut First, THEN Stamp.  The Photopolymer stamps make it easy to stamp in the right places on the piece you cut out.
3.  Now put your Pyramid together.  Put Tombow Glue on the sides of one plain triangle and attach the tabs next to it.  Repeat with the other plain triangle.  Hold the sides in place for a bit to let the glue set.
4.  Now you can add your ears and tail.  (also legs, feet, wings).
5.  Now you have a fun little animal to play with!  Make it some friends!

Happy Animal Making!
Nendy Kerr

I have decided to update the Bunny Card I made a few years ago.  I hope you like this one just as much!

Here is the NEW one:
Easter Bunny Card-Updated

Here is the Original one.  You can find the Supply List and Instructions HERE.
Bunny Card

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes   Wood #128748, Clear #127802
  Black StazOn
Basic Black Marker
Signo White Gel Pen #105021  OR Chalk Marker #132133
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Basic Black
Cucumber Crush
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits  #129381
Decorataive Dots embossing folder  #133520
Polka Dots embossing folder  #133739
Punches:  Large Oval  #119855
Word Window  #119857
Washi Label  #138296
Itty Bitty Accents #133787
3/4″ Circle  #119873
Other:  Fringe Scissors  #133325
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive

1.  Cut your Soft Sky card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Put your card front in the Polka Dot embossing folder with the card back on the outside behind the embossing folder.  Make sure the dots for the card front are sinking down so they will be raised when you are finished.
2.  Cut a 1″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Cucumber Crush card stock.  Put Tear & Tape along one 5-1/2″ edge.  Use your Fringe Scissors to cut “grass” down to the Tear & Tape.  Attach to the lower edge of your card front.
3.  Cut out your Bunny Head and Ears from Whisper White card stock and Oval Framelits.  I used the smallest  Oval for the ears.  Choose the size you want for the Head.
4.  Assemble your Bunny.
~Punch two Pink Pirouette Large Ovals for the inside of the ears.  Glue to the Whisper White ears.  Let dry for while your find your Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Lay both ears in the Embossing Folder and run through your Big Shot.
~Punch two Basic Black 3/4″ Circles for the Bunny Eyes.
~Punch the Itty Bitty Accents Heart from Pink Pirouette card stock for the nose.
~Lay the Bunny Head on the bottom right corner of your card front at a slight angle.  It should extend off the card front a little on both the side and the bottom.
~Lay the eyes and the nose on the Bunny Head.  Position the ears where you want them, making sure the one will not extend over the card base.
~Attach the parts:  Ears with Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.  Eyes with Tombow Glue.  Draw the white eye parts with your White Gel Pen or Chalk Marker.
~Remove the nose and draw the whiskers and the mouth with your Basic Black Marker.
~Attach the Heart Nose with a Stampin’ Dimensional cut in half.  You might have to cut off a little bit.
5.  Attach your Bunny to your card front with lots of Dimensionals.  Make sure the one ear is touching the top of the card.  Place your Bunny at an angle.
6.  Stamp Happy Easter with Black ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Word Window Punch.  Use the Washi Label Punch to punch a Label from Cucumber Crush card stock.  Attach the two together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Easter and Spring!
Nendy Kerr


Today is my Botanical Blooms class.  We are making 4 cards including the two posted earlier this week.  I also made another card from some of the pieces.  Since I could not decide which ones to post I will show you all three.  I will only give brief details for each.  They all use the Botanical Blooms Bundle (stamps, Framelits, Designer Series Paper) and one uses the Sale-a-bration Botanical Vellum paper.  Have fun!

Card 1 – Three Squares Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Hello Honey squares are 2″ and sponged with Cajun Craze.
~The Designer Series Paper squares are 1-3/4″ square and sponged with Cajun Craze.
~The Vellum is 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  I laid out all the pieces and attached the squares to the Vellum.  I then added adhesive under the squares to attach the Vellum to the Mossy Meadow card base.

Yellow Flower Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Hello Honey card base, Cajun Craze layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Patterned paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Use your stamp and Mossy Meadow ink to stamp lines on the blank leaves on the paper.  I thought this was pretty fun.
~Stamp a large leaf lines and a medium leaf lines in Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow ink.  Cut out with the coordinating size Leaf Framelits.  Next time I will use Dimensionals under the leaves so they stand out better.
~Cut your Flower and two flower centers from Hello Honey card stock.  Attach the centers with Glue Dots.  I did not use Dimensionals under the center petals and will add them the next time.

Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Fern Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Cut your Daffodil Delight card base.
~Cut your Old Olive card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut out Ferns from the front.  (I just used the piece I had cut the ferns out of for my class.)  Attach it to your card base.  I just used SNAIL.  Tombow Glue would have been a better choice though.
~The Cajun Craze square is 1-1/2″.  The patterned paper square is 1-1/4″.  Both are sponged with Cajun Craze ink.  These are attached to the card front with Dimensionals.
~The “thinking of you” is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and punched out with the Word Window Punch.  The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the Washi Label Punch.  The Botanical Garden Flower Jewel is attached with a Glue Dot.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Here is our second card using the Botanical Blooms Bundle and Botanical Gardens Vellum Stack.  This card is much quicker to make than the last one shown, but still will impress the person you give it to.  This card is even good to give to men! (But probably only if he is willing to wear a flowered Hawaiian shirt.  You couldn’t pay my DH enough to wear a flowered shirt.  My DILs could con my sons into wearing a flowered shirt though.)
Botanical Blooms Banner CardSUPPLIES:
Botanical Blooms Bundle #140819  This Bundle includes:  Botanical Blooms Photopolymer stamp set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, and Botanical Builder Framelits.
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
Cajun Craze
Mossy Meadow
Botanical Designer Vellum Paper Stack #141019 (Sale-a-bration product FREE with Botanical Blooms Bundle or other $50 purchase until March 31, 2016.)
Big Shot:  Botanical Builder Framelits (See Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate #139684
Banner Framelits #132173 (Optional)
Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
SNAIL or Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Hello Honey card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the Vellum pattern you want from the Vellum stack.  Cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Cut your Mossy Meadow at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut your Leaf Border with the Big Shot.  I just used SNAIL on the back including the leaves to attach it to the Vellum.
4.  Make your Banner.  Choose the paper you want.  I think I used the Banner Framelits.  (I really should write things down!)  It is about 1-7/8″ wide x 3-1/4″ long.  You can just cut a rectangle and cut the notch or use the Banner Triple Punch.  Attach it to the Vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Cut out your flower and fern parts.
~Cut your fern type leaf from Mossy Meadow.  I used the Precision Base Platform.  If you use your Magnetic or Multipurpose Platform make sure both cutting plates are FLAT so every part will cut well!!  You can use the Big Shot Die Brush to help remove it from the Thinlit.
~Cut your large flower from Cajun Craze card stock
~Cut your Flower center from Hello Honey card stock
6.  Assemble and attach your Flower and fern to the Banner.  Lay out to decide where you want to put everything.
~Add your Fern with a couple of squished Glue Dots to make them thin enough to fit underneath the card stock.  Notice the fern hangs off the Banner and over to the Leaf Border.
~Slightly curl up the Flower center and attach it to the Flower center with a Glue Dot or two.
~Place a half Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the each center petal and in the center back of your flower.  I also squished Glue Dots into a line and put at the tip of each thin outer flower petal.  Place over the end of your Fern.  (Sorry about all the white space.  WordPress just would not do the crop like I wanted.  I spent way too much time trying to fix it.  I really wanted you to see how the inside petals stuck up with a half Dimensional under them.)
Botanical Gardens Flower-close up7.  Put SNAIL or Glue Dots on the back of your Vellum under the Leaf Border solid areas and under the Banner pieces.  Yes, the lower left lorner is loose and not attached.
8.  You now have another all occasion card to give someone special.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

This week’s posts will feature the Botanical Gardens Bundle and the coordinating Sale-a-bration Botanical Vellum Stack.  I hope you have as much fun with this Bundle as I have.  It has been very easy to be creative.  I will throw in a post on Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day that does not use the Bundle though.  We are making these cards for my Botanical Blooms Class this Friday.
Botanical Blooms Yellow Flowers cardSUPPLIES:
Botanical Blooms Bundle #140819  includes Botanical Blooms Photopolymer stamp set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper AND Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Cajun Craze
Hello Honey
Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack #141019 (Sale-a-bration product available until March 31, 2016.  FREE with a $50 purchase/the Botanical Blooms Bundle)
Big Shot:  Botanical Builder Framelits (See Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate #139684
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Card front layer top part at 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to the top of your card front leaving a small border at both sides and the top.
3.  Cut the bottom part of your card front top layer at 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  This paper has a black background with small colored flowers on it.  I first thought it was polka dots.
~Find the coordinating Vellum Pattern.  I cut it at 1-1/4″ x 6″ and moved and flipped it around until it mostly matched up with the flowers on the Botanical Gardens paper.
~Attach the Botanical Gardens paper to the card front leaving a small border at the bottom.  It might slightly overlap the top paper.
~Attach the Vellum with a Glue Dot in each lower corner and one in the upper center of the Vellum.  Since the Glue Dots show through the Vellum you will be covering them up later.
~Trim the excess Vellum from the edges of your card front.
4.  Now for some Big Shot Fun!  I used the Magnetic Platform for the flowers and larger leaves.  I added the Precision Base Plate for the fern type leaves and their Cajun Craze tops.
~Stamp two leaf veins (with the dots) in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock.  Cut them out with the coordinating medium leaf Framelit.
~Cut from Hello Honey card stock:  1 large flower with the petal flaps (The solid looking Framelit/Thinlit), and three small flowers.  Stamp the centers with Cajun Craze ink.
~Cut 5 of the fern type leaves from Old Olive card stock.  I used a toothpick to help remove them from the Thinlit.  You could also use the Big Shot Die Brush.
~Cut 3 tips from the fern type Thinlit.  I included between 3 and 6 leaves.  Glue these to to top of your Old Olive fern type leaves.  Notice I did not get them matched up very well and it added a more dimensional effect to these “flowers”.
5.  Time to assemble.  Attach everything after it is positioned they way you want.  I am including the adhesives which you will add after you have positioned everything.
~Lay out the two medium leaves facing downward in the center.  Use either Glue Dots or Glue.  Use only teeny amounts of glue so it will stay where you put it and not bleed out onto the card stock.
~Two fern type leaves should angle down to cover the Glue Dots in the corners.  I used a couple of Glue Dots squished into a thin line to attach these leaves.  Make sure one is on the tip over the Glue Dot so it will stay in place and hide the lower Glue Dot at the corner.
~The fern type leaves with the Cajun Craze “Flowers” will point towards the top of the card.  Have the center one point up and the other two angle towards the side of the card.  Attach with squished Glue Dots like you did with the other Ferns.
~The Large Flower is positioned in the center to cover as many leaf ends as you can.  I attached it with half Dimensionals under the center of the petals so they would poke up.   There is also a Dimensional under the flower center.  If desired, you can attach the thin petal edges with a Glue Dot at the tips.
~The three small flowers are attached with a half Dimensional each.  Use them to cover any other leaf ends you have showing.
6.  Hold up your card and admire it!  You deserve to enjoy it after all the work you have put into it!!

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Nendy Kerr

Here is the last Grateful Bunch card for this week.  I hope these cards have given  you some ideas for using this versatile Stamp set and punch.  Enjoy making cards with YOUR OWN Grateful Bunch Bundle!
Grateful Bunch Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Grateful Bunch Bundle Photopolymer stamps + Punch #140801
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Perfect Plum
Pink Pirouette
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #133737
Punch:  See Bundle above
Other:  Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue
Stamping Sponge wedge

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 layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with your Lovely Lace embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White card stock in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Cut out with the desired size of Deco Label Framelit.  While at your Big Shot, also cut out the largest Deco Label Framelit from Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the Lace image in Blackberry Bliss ink all across the die cut.  Sponge the edges of both die cuts.  Attach both die cuts together and to the card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp the 3 Flowers twice in Blackberry Bliss ink on Perfect Plum card stock.  Make sure the two larger flowers are against the edge of the card stock to make punching easier.  Punch out.  Also punch twice from the Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Curl the Perfect Plum petals with your Bone Folder or fingers.  Attach the Perfect Plum Flowers to the Blackberry Bliss Flowers with 2-3 Glue Dots per flower.  Attach flowers to the card as shown with 2-3 Glue Dots each.  Add a Rhinestone to the center of each Flower.
5.  You can also emboss the flap of your envelope.  Watch this Video to see how easy it is.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr