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
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Stylish Stripes embossing folder #132174

INSTRUCTIONS:
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

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

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

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
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

You’re My Anchor

We made this Guy Card at my last class using the Adventure Awaits Photopolymer stamp set which retires June 2nd.  We also used the Maritime Designer Series Paper which is also retiring June 2nd.  You can use this same layout with the stamps and papers of your choice.  (You are seeing my first ever PhotoShop Elements photo!)
You're My Anchor Guy CardSUPPLIES:
* = Retires June 2, 2015 or while supplies last
Stamps:
  *Adventure Awaits Photopolymer #137148
Inks:  Night of Navy
Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
*Maritime Designer Series Paper #133696
Big Shot:  Circle Framelits #130911
Punch:  *Ticket Duo #126883  Retiring June 2nd
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1.2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your images with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock.  You will get a much better stamped image if you put your card stock on a Stampin’ Pierce Mat, then stamp with your Photopolymer stamps.  Cut out the large circle image with the coordinating Circle Framelit.  Punch out the smaller one with a coordinating punch.  Sponge the edges with Real Red ink.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both stamped and cut out image.
4.  Lay out your stamped images on your Designer Series Paper choosing the pattern you like best.  Most in my class used the other side with a Night of Navy map.  Now attach everything.
5.  You now have another Guy Card to use for one of the Guys in your life!

Happy Guy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

College Graduation Card

My son-in-law graduated from college this past weekend!  Here is the Graduation card I made for him.  This stamp set retires June 2nd, 2015 but you can use other stamps to copy it or the Little Letters Thinlits.  The college colors are red and blue.  Use the school’s colors to make your card.
2015 Graduation CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Class of 2015  Wood # 137175  (retires June 2nd 2015)
Bravo Photopolymer #135380
Layered Letters Photopolymer Photopolymer #138692  (Available June 2nd, 2015)
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Night of Navy
Real Red
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits #132967 (retiring June 2nd, 2015)
Other:  Paper Snips
Dimensionals
SNAIL or Fast Fuse Double Sided Adhesive

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 need more instructions on making your own card bases.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Stamp your Class of 2015 in Night of Navy ink on both Real Red and Whisper White card stock.  Cut the stamped Real Red image with your Big Shot and the size of Starburst Framelit you want.
4.  Cut out the “2015” and the graduation cap stamped images from the Whisper White card stock with your Paper Snips.  I left a small white border around the edges.  Put a half Dimensional on the back of the graduation cap.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the “2015” and the Real Red Starburst die cut.  Layer them together.  Line up the tassel threads on both the white and red stamped images.  Place the cut out 2015 on top of the Real Red stamped 2015.  Put your layered Starburst on your card front.
5.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside before I mailed the card.  But I stamped the Congrats! from the Bravo stamp set and then my son-in-law’s name under that.  I needed the card in landscape format so the Congrats and his name would fit across the inside of the card.  I messed up the first time, so I stamped the second time on Whisper White card stock.  I also laid the stamps Photopolymer side up on the table, then inked up the stamps.  I then laid the Whisper White card stock on top of the stamps and used another clear block to rub the inked stamps.  Make sure you gently peel up one corner at a time while holding the rest of the card stock in place to make sure all the letters are all the way stamped on your card stock.  Trim your card stock to center the stamps if needed.  Attach to the inside.  There was just enough room left at the bottom to sign our names.
6.  I also used the Gift Card Thinlit to make an insert and included some cash so they can go out to dinner or on a date to celebrate his graduation.  Watch the Gift Card Video if you want help making it.  I just used SNAIL to hold the three lower flaps together and left the top flap unattached.

Happy Graduation Card Making!
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

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

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

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

Love Ya Painted Blooms

This is one of the Pretty cards we made at my last Stamp Class.  I just love the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper!  So this week’s posts will all be Pretty cards you can use for the Women in your life.
Love Ya! Painted Blooms

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Just Sayin’  Wood #133200, Clear #133203
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper #137784
Big Shot:  Word Bubble Framelits #132968
Spring Flowers Embossing Folder #137365
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon #134548  (or choose another ribbon)
Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon #133668
Stamping Sponge wedge
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blackberry Bliss card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Blackberry Bliss card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Spring Flowers embossing folder.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your flowered paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges with Blackberry Bliss ink and your sponge wedge.  Attach to your card base.
4.  Stamp your desired sentiment in Blackberry ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  Add Rhinestones if desired.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Cut your Silver Ribbon at about 5-1/4″ long.  Cut your Blackberry Bliss Ribbon about 4-3/4″ long.  Attach the ribbons together with either SNAIL or Fast Fuse.
6.  Lay ribbons and sentiment in the desired positions and attach to card front.  Use either Fast Fuse or SNAIL to attach ribbons to card front.
7.  Add Rhinestones to the upper corners of your flowered paper if desired.
8.  Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of your card so you have something to write on.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Gold Wedding Card

A friend of mine recently got married.  She has golden blond hair, so here is the Gold Wedding card I made for her and her new DH.  Sorry the gold is so light in the picture.
Gold Wedding Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For the New Two Wood #137147, Clear #138562
Ink:  Encore Metallic Gold #132141
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Brushed Gold
Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil #133363
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Punches:  Sweetheart #133786
Itty Bitty Accents (Heart) #133787
Other:  Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Brushed Gold card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cut your Gold Fancy Designer Vellum (I chose the Heart Pattern) and your Whisper White card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Put Glue Dots behind all the Hearts closest to the edge and attach to your Whisper White card stock.  Drag the edges along your Gold ink pad.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Stamp “For the New Two” in Metallic Gold ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Drag the Gold ink pad over the edges.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Punch two small hearts and one large heart from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Attach the small hearts with Glue Dots.  Attach the large heart with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp the Envelope front with the “Mr. & Mrs.” Stamp and add their last name.

Happy Wedding Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Decorated Treat Container

I took dinner to a friend last week.  Her husband is having some health challenges so the meal was healthy, but I also wanted to take them a little treat.  I bought these Diamond Daily Mini Cups from WalMart last Fall and thought these would be the perfect size for a few M&Ms.  I used the Starburst Sayings stamp set and the Starburst Framelits to decorate the lids.
Small Decorated Treat CupsSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings  Wood #133182, Clear #133185,
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Inks:  Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits #132967
Other:  Diamond Daily Mini Cups, Multipurpose
M&Ms candy from your local store
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Fill cups with candy.
2.  Choose the stamp that fits on the lid.  I chose “You Make the World a Better Place.”  Stamp in the desired colors to match the candy.  Cut out using the coordinating size Starburst Framelit.  Attach to lid with Glue Dots.


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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

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

Butterfly Basics Easter Card

We made this pretty Easter card at my last Stamp Class.  It has basic coloring with Markers.  Some ladies used the back side of the patterned DSP for a more vibrantly colored card.
Butterfly Basics Easter Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Butterfly Basics  Wood #138813, Clear #138816, Photopolymer #137154, MDS #138142, Libre Mariposa #138351, Simplement Papillon #138353
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood #128748, Clear #127802, MDS #125766
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Pistachio Pudding
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Crisp Cantaloupe
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper #133698
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Punches:  Word Window #119857
Modern Label #119849
Other:  Basic Pearls
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crisp Cantaloupe card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the pattern of the Designer Series Paper you want and cut it at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base with Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Stamp your flower image on Whisper White card stock with black ink.  NOTE:  Use Memento Black ink with Photopolymer stamps.  StayzOn will permanently make them black.  Color the flowers with Markers.  Due to the shading in the stamps only simple coloring is needed to make the flower look great!
4.  Choose the desired Oval Framelit to cut out your flower.  Yes, I cut off part of the stem.  Choose the next larger Oval Framelit and use it to cut your Crisp Cantaloupe mat.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Ovals and layer them together.
5.  Stamp Happy Easter in Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Punch the mat from Crisp Cantaloupe card stock using the Modern Label Punch.  Attach your sentiment with Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  I usually use three half Dimensionals on the back of the Modern Label piece.
6.  Lay out your Ovals and sentiment in the desired positions and then attach them.
7.  Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Card 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

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

Birthday Balloons Card

This card uses the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle with the Balloon Framelits and the Happy Birthday words.  I also used the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Have fun making this card to give the next birthday girl or guy!
Balloon Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle – stamps and Balloon Framelits  #138869
Inks:  Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper #137783
Other:  Gold Baker’s Twine  #132975
Stamping Sponge
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your diagonal striped Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges with Bermuda Bay ink.  Attach to card base with Fast Fuse adhesive.
3.  Cut two balloons from the confetti print with gold flecks using your Big Shot and the Balloon Framelit.  Now cut a balloon from Island Indigo card stock using the Balloon Framelit.  Sponge around all the balloons with Bermuda Bay ink.
4.  Choose the Happy and Birthday stamps and place them on the same clear block.  Make sure they fit inside your Island Indigo Balloon.  Stamp in Island Indigo ink.
5.  Put Dimensionals on the back of all three balloons.  Double stack the Dimensionals on the top and bottom of the Island Indigo balloon leaving just one Dimensional on each side.  This will make the center balloon stand out some from the other balloons.
6.  Put a Glue Dot on the string end of each balloon and place some Gold Baker’s Twine on the Glue Dot.  Now attach your balloons to the card front leaving the ends of the Baker’s Twine loose for now.
7.  Trim the ends of the Baker’s Twine now.  These ended at the bottom of the diagonal striped layer.  Gently roll a Glue Dot and attach to the bottom end of each piece of Baker’s Twine and attach to the bottom of your card.
8.  Your birthday card is now ready to give to that special someone.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Super Boy’s Birthday Card

Today is my grandson’s 4th Birthday and he LOVES Super Heroes!  So I made him this Super Card using the Starburst Framelits and the Little Letter Thinlits.  Hope he likes it!
Super Boy's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big Day  Wood #139109, Clear #139112 (Sale-a-bration product available until March 31, 2015.  See HERE for Details.)
Ink:  VersaMark
Real Red Marker
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Daffodil Delight
Real Red
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits  #132967
Little Letters Thinlits #133730
Heat Embossing:  Crushed Curry Embossing Powder #133753
Heat Tool
Other:  Tombow Glue
Parchment Paper OR Wax Paper from your grocery store where the baggies and foil are.
Stylus or Toothpick to help remove letters from Thinlits.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more card base details.
2.  Cut your Starbursts from Daffodil Delight card stock.  I used the 2nd largest and the smallest.  Edge your smallest Starburst with your Real Red Marker.  Watch this Video for more details on Edging Techniques.
3.  Lay the largest Starburst in the desired position.  Rub your Embossing Buddy over the area you will stamp and include the surrounding areas.  Stamp your sentiment (Happy Birthday) in VersaMark ink.  Remove your Starburst and cover stamped sentiment with the Crushed Curry Embossing Powder.  Remove excess including giving the back a couple of flicks with your fingers to get off the extra little specks.  Now melt the Embossing Powder with your Heat Tool.  Watch this Video if you need help with Heat Embossing.
4.  Cut our your desired letters.  Here is the “Sandwich”:  Megnetic OR Multipurpose Platform (all tabs closed), cutting plate, card stock, Parchment OR Wax Paper, Letter Thinlits, top cutting plate.  I use a larger piece of Parchment Paper and put all the letters I need on top of it.  Might as well conserve our crafting energy by running through as much as possible at one time through our Big Shot.  Run through a second time if you need more than 1 of a letter.  Watch this Video if you need help using Thinlits.
5.  Now to put the letters on the Starburst.  Lay out both words in the desired positions.  Now take the center letter of the top word, put a thin line of Tombow on the back and glue it in place.  This letter will help you place all the other letters so they look even.  Now glue the letter next to it and continue until you finish the top word.  Work from the center letter out in one direction leaving a small space between letters and making sure they are straight up and down (in this case).  I usually finish the end of the word, then go and work back to the beginning of the word.  So I glued down the “P” as my center letter, then the “E”, then the “R”.  Then I did the “U”, and finished up with the “S”.
6.  Find the center letter(s) of the bottom word.  In my case there are two center letters.  Use the middle letter of the top word and mentally draw a line straight down the center of the Starburst.  Place your letters either on top of this mentally drawn line if you have one center letter OR on each side of this invisible line if you have two center letters.  Glue down the rest of the letters working out from the center letters.  I did the “I” and “J” as my center letters, then the “A”, and “H”, then moved to the “L”, then finished with the “E”.  Hope this helps.  Let me know if you want a video on this.
7.  I added the center Starburst as my grandson is now in the “Sunbeam” class at Church.  He is really excited to be a Sunbeam and in with the bigger kids instead of the Nursery.
8.  I put a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Daffodil Delight in the center of the card so he could read my writing.

Happy 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.

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

January Stamp Class Projects

I held my Monthly Stamp Class yesterday.  We had fun making these cards and decorating the Tiny Treat Boxes.
Stamp Class projects

The Instructions for the Pirate card and the Tiny Treat Boxes will be my next two posts.

The Instructions for making the card with the Three Hearts and the card with the Flowers are on the FREE Site for My Newsletter Subscribers.  Sign up for my Newsletter on the right side bar or HERE.  You will receive an email with a registration link so you will have access to all the Newsletter Projects for several years.

Happy Stamping and Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Another Awesome Birthday Card

I found out at Christmas that my Daughter never received her Birthday card.  And I had even mailed it early!  So here is another version using the other side of the Designer Series Paper and the NEW clear Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.
Kathleen's Birthday card 2014SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News
Something to Say
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding
Whisper White
Crushed Curry
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits
Punch:  Modern Label
Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers #137856
Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Other:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Scissors or Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge wedge
Sharpie Markers to color Epoxy Stickers

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your DSP at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge around the edge if desired.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut out the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit with Pistachio Pudding card stock.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  Attach two Hodgepodge Clips as shown.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals.  Make sure there are a couple of flowers showing to add your Epoxy Stickers to the center.
4.  Stamp the Awesome stamp with Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim around the edges with your scissors.  Sponge the edges if desired.  Attach to the Pistachio Pudding die cut using Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” with Mossy Meadow ink on Curshed Curry card stock.  Sponge edges if desired.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Attach with Dimensionals.
6.  Add your Epoxy Stickers:  2 circle ones to flower centers, 2 stars to Pistachio Pudding die cut.  Color with Marker or Sharpie if desired.  I also drew a star inside each of the star clips.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Man’s Birthday Card

This is my oldest Son’s Birthday Card made with the new Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  This paper has such beautiful nature photos with other prints and plaids on the back side.  Perfect for nature lovers and guys!
Jason's 2015 Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations wood #132070  clear #126707  MDS #130860
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow
Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack #137780
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #
Other:  Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Dimensionsals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Stamping Sponge wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  You will be cutting your Adventure Bound paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Decide which parts you want cut off to make it this size.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” on Mossy Meadow card stock with Black ink.  Cut out with the Framelit of your choice.  Sponge the edges with Mossy Meadow ink if desired.  Attach your Clips in the desired positions.  Add Dimensionals to the back and attach in the desired position.
4.  You now are ready to write on the inside and give this card away.  If desired you can add a piece of Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″ on the inside of your card to make it easier to read what you write.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Tea Light Flower

Do you need a quick gift?  Use a battery-operated Tea Light, a sheet of Designer Series Paper, and your Floral Framelits Dies to make these fun, decorative Tea Lights to help brighten someone’s day.
Tealight Flower

SUPPLIES:
Paper:  Your choice of 12 x 12 patterned paper.  I used the retired Polka Dot Parade in Real Red.
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Circles Collection Framelits  #130911
Magnetic Platform (optional)
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Bone Folder
Sticky Strip
Glue Dots
Paper Snips or Scissors
Battery Operated Tea Light from your local store

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note:  You can cut two sheets of paper at the same time with your Framelits which makes it easy to make a set of two.
1.
 Choose your patterned paper making sure there is a pattern on both sides.  I have also used Vellum to make this flower.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 6″ x 12″.
2.  Measure the bottom of your Framelit with the Circle Framelits to find the correct size for the bottom.  Note:  I skipped this step on the first one I made so you could not turn the Tea Light on and off because it was covered with paper.  😉
3.  Choose the two largest Floral Frames Framelits to make your project.  Lay out one Floral Frame Framelit on your paper and Magnetic Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with all Tabs closed), then center the Circle Framelit.  Add your top cutting plate and cut out.  Repeat with the other Floral Frames Framelit and the Circle Framelit.
4.  Sponge the edges of the petals if desired.  Cut down about 1″ between each petal on both flowers.  Curl about 1/2″ to 3/4″ of the end of each petal using your Bone Folder.
Tealight Flower diagram5.  Put Sticky Strip around the bottom edge of the side of your Tealight.  Put the smaller flower on first, then add the larger.  Attaching the paper flowers to the Tealight is not an exact process.  It requires some crunching and perhaps tearing between a petal or two of the flower to get it onto the Tealight.  Use Glue Dots to attach these overlapping pieces.  Follow the diagram for attaching the Petals to the Tealight.  Now put Sticky Strip along the bottom edge of your paper flower pressing the paper and the Sticky Strip as flat as possible.
6.  Now add your Larger Flower to the Tealight following the same process as before.
7.  Optional:  You can add Dazzling Details, cut paper (using the same Circle Framelit) with a hole punched for the “flame”, or Glitter to add an extra touch to the top of your Tealight.

Happy Gift-Making!
Nendy Kerr