Wood Celebrate Card

This is a quick and easy All-Occasion Fall Card with fun Wood Accents.  Make some today to help with your card-giving this Fall.
Fall All Occasion cardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow
Into the Woods Designer Series Paper #139586
Big Shot:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821
Deco Labels Framelits #130102
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Accents:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Expressions Natural Elements #138395
Into the Woods Elements #139636
Adhesives:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Into the Woods patterned paper card front  at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put a strip of Fast Fuse on the back about where you want your Baker’s Twine to be.  Wrap your Gold Baker’s Twine around your patterned paper three times and attach it to the Fast Fuse.  Attach your card front to your card base with Fast Fuse.
3.  Punch out your Flower image from the Into the Woods paper.  Use the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  Cut between the flower groups if necessary to get the flower grouping you want.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Choose the size Deco Label Framelit you want and cut it out with Mossy Meadow card stock.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Layer the Circle Flower image and the Deco Label die cut.
6.  Choose your Expressions Natural Elements word that you want.  Position it and the layered Flower image in the desired positions on your card front.  Attach the Expressions word with Tombow Glue.  Then attach the Layered Flower image.  Attach one or more Into the Woods Elements with Glue Dots.
7.  You now have a nice card to give to someone special!

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Finish Festive Trees Card-Punch Mat Video

This video shows you how to make a Mat to go under your Note Tag Punch sentiment to finish the Festive Flower Poinsettia Card from last week.  This technique can be used with any punch and a variety of Framelits if they don’t have the Mat width you want.

This video is 5 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason for the Season   Photopolymer #139730
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Punch:  Note Tag #135860
Other:  Snail Adhesive
Dimensionals

TIPS:
Try this technique with a variety of Punches and Framelits.
1.
 Stamp & punch out your sentiment.
2.  Punch out TWO Real Red card stock Note Tag Punch images.  Cut one horizontally in half and the other vertically in half.
3.  Position the cut halves to decide if you want to layer the horizontal or vertical layers first.
4.  Cover the back of your sentiment punch with Snail.  Position the layers in the order you decided in Step 3.
5.  Add to your card with Dimensionals.

Happy Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Boo Box

Make this cute Halloween Version of the Baker’s Box using the Howl-O-Ween Treat Bundle.  It is quick and easy.  Let your children try decorating one for themselves!
Boo! Baker's BoxSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set + Boo To You Framelits  Wood #140839, Clear #140840
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Markers for Owl:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Happy Haunting Washi Tape #139608
Into the Woods 3/6″ Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon #139612
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Watch this video for instructions on making the Baker’s Box.
2.  Wrap Washi Tape around the lower edge of the box about 1/8″ above the bottom.
3.  Stamp the Witch’s Hat in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.
4.  Cut the BOO! out of Basic Black card stock with the Framelit and your Big Shot and Glue onto the top front of your BOO! Box.
5.  Color your Owl stamp with Markers:  Black for the eye centers, Tangerine Tango for the claws/feet (and color in the beak after you stamp), Chocolate Chip for the owl body and wings.  Remember to open your mouth wide and breathe moist air onto your stamp several times to remoisten the ink.  Stamp.  Then cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  I used Tombow to glue the body to the box front.  I did NOT put Tombow on the Owl head above the black eye dots!
6.  Fill with treats or a small gift and tie closed with about 10″ of ribbon.

Happy Halloween Treats!
Nendy Kerr

Vintage Leaves Garland

This is the Leaf Garland I made with Vintage Leaves left over from my Fall Wreath.  It is pretty quick to put together when the leaves have already been stamped and cut out.
Fall Vintage Leaf GarlandSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Vintage Leaves stamp set + Leaflets Framelits  Photopolymer #140235
Clear Mount Stamp Blocks: 
Ink & Card Stock:

Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
Tangelo Twist
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  See Bundle above which includes Leaflets Framelits
Other:  Metal Plastic Canvas Needle  #18 was used
Optional:  1/16″ Hole Punch #134363
Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199

Vintage Leaves GarlandINSTRUCTIONS:
1.  I found it faster to cut out the leaves first. Cut each sheet of card stock into 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” pieces.  You can cut both sheets of the same color at the same time using your Big Shot and magnetic platform.   I used 15 Leaves for my Garland, each leaf shape in each of the five colors.
~Choose the leaves you want and choose the coordinating Framelits to cut out.  The three I chose are shown in the photo above.
~Put on the 3 Leaflet Framelits at the same time as close together as possible.  Run through your Big Shot.
~Keep placing the Framelits on the card stock and cutting them out until you don’t have enough space left for another leaf Framelit.
~Repeat with each of the other card stock colors.
Vintage Leaves Bundle2.  Now stamp your leaves. You can do this either by color or by leaf shape.  Either way it will take you a little while so put on some music or your favorite movie to work to
~Remember to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a great stamp impression.
~OR you can ink up the stamp and lay the stamp on the table with the inked stamp facing up.  Lay your leaf shape on top of the stamp, making sure to line up the edges.  Rub a clear block over the stamp to get a good stamped image.
3.  Lay out your leaves either in patterns or randomly in a line  for your garland.  I placed them in order rotating all three shapes and all five colors.  If desired punch two 1/16″ holes towards the stem of each leaf.  This will be where you thread your Baker’s Twine.  I just punched the holes with my Tapestry Needle.  You can use any Needle with an eye large enough for the Baker’s Twine.
4.  Decide if you want the Baker’s Twine on top of your leaves or under your leaves when threading.  Mine is on top as you can see in the picture.  I just threaded the Leaves onto the whole thing of Baker’s Twine and cut it after it was hung up.  OR you can cut about 6 feet of Baker’s Twine.  Use the Tapestry Needle to thread the Baker’s Twine through the holes in your leaves.  Do not worry about centering the Leaves or making them evenly spaced yet.
5.  Make a loop at one end of the Baker’s Twine for hanging on the nail on your wall.  Figure out how low you want the curve of your garland to be and tie a loop at the other end of your Baker’s Twine.  Cut off the excess.
6.  Now you can work on positioning your leaves and spacing them evenly or how you want them.
7.  Step back and admire your Fall Garland!

Happy Fall Decorating!
Nendy Kerr

Stamping on Glimmer Paper Video

I wanted to make a Purple Glimmer Paper Witch’s hat and so I tried stamping on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I LOVE the results!  I hope you try this and enjoy the results too.  Please leave your comments and let me know how you like this technique.

This video is 4 minutes and 56 seconds.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Howl-O-Ween Treat  Wood #140839, Clear #140840  (Includes the Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set and the Boo to You Framelits)
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood #
Ink:  Black StazOn
Blackberry Bliss
Elegant Eggplant Marker
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper #139584
Black Glimmer Paper #139605
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #
Big Shot:  Boo to You Framelits  (See Bundle above)
Punch:  Word Window #
Other:  Spider Web Doilies #139622
Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your Happy Hauntings spiderweb paper at 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base about 1/8″ above the bottom edge of your card front.
~Cut your Black Glimmer Paper at 1/2″ x 6″.
2.  Cut your Spider Web Doily in half after deciding which part you want as the center.  I chose the part with the circle to be at the center.  Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen on the thicker parts of the doily and attach it close to the top of your card base.  Stamp your Spiders in Black StazOn ink remembering to press down firmly.  Now attach your Black Glimmer Paper strip to cover the gap between the Spider Web Doily and the Spider Web paper.
3.  Stamp, color, and Heat Set your Witch Hat as shown in the video.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Witch Hat Framelit.  Attach to your card with Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp Happy Halloween in Black StazOn ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Now you have a cute Halloween card to give someone special.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Vintage Leaves Fall Wreath

Here is a fun Fall Wreath you can make for your home or for a gift.  It is pretty easy, but takes some time to make.  It seems like it took me a little over three hours to make this, but that includes design and figuring it out time.  I also made a Leaf Garland to hang under it.  I will post those instructions later, so stay tuned.  Have fun making your OWN Fall Wreath!
Vintage Leaves Fall WreathSUPPLIES:
18″ Wood Wreath Form:  Choose the same design as I did or choose a Grapevine Wreath.  This was purchased from Hobby Lobby
Bundle:  Vintage Leaves stamp set + Leaflets Framelits  Photopolymer #140235
Clear Mount Stamp Blocks: 
Ink & Card Stock:

Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
Tangelo Twist
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  See Bundle above which includes Leaflets Framelits
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Little Letters Thinlits #133730
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:  Tombow Glue OR Hot Glue Gun
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199
12” of 1-1/4” Burlap Ribbon #132140

Vintage Leaves BundleINSTRUCTIONS:
1.  
I found it faster to cut out the leaves first. Cut each sheet of card stock into 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” pieces.  You can cut both sheets of the same color at the same time using your Big Shot and magnetic platform.   I used 28 Leaves on my Wreath, just so you know.
~Choose the leaves you want and choose the coordinating Framelits to cut out.  The three I chose are shown in the photo above.
~Put on the 3 Leaflet Framelits at the same time as close together as possible.  Run through your Big Shot.
~Keep placing the Framelits on the card stock and cutting them out until you don’t have enough space left for another leaf Framelit.
~Repeat with each of the other card stock colors.
2.  Now stamp your leaves. You can do this either by color or by leaf shape.  Either way it will take you a little while so put on some music or your favorite movie to work to
~Remember to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a great stamp impression.
~OR you can ink up the stamp and lay the stamp on the table with the inked stamp facing up.  Lay your leaf shape on top of the stamp, making sure to line up the edges.  Rub a clear block over the stamp to get a good stamped image.
3.  Lay out your leaves either in patterns or randomly on your wreath form until you are happy with the color and leaf type placement. I would recommend starting at the bottom center and working your way upward.  I placed them randomly all over and there are now a few I would like to switch either the color or the shape.
4.  Now Glue the stems onto the Wreath Form. Remember to let them go different directions.  Real leaves go in many directions and don’t lay flat on the tree.  I used Tombow Glue.  You will need to hold each stem on the Wreath form for a few seconds to make sure it sticks well.  Keep your fingers clean and “glueless” so the stems don’t stick to your fingers.  🙂  You could also use a glue gun if you want.  Glue gun glue only holds for about a year or so, then things start coming off.  This is why I use Tombow instead of a Glue Gun.  I want it to last.
Vintage Leaves Fall Wreath-Top5.  Cut 12” of Burlap Ribbon. Cut the notches in the ends by folding the ribbon in half and cutting from the center to the tips.  Cut a 1” x 11” piece of card stock to glue to the back of your Burlap Ribbon.  This will keep it from sagging.  I used the Tangelo Twist card stock.  I also strung some Baker’s Twine (which the Bow Centers cover) to tie the Banner to the Wreath so I can switch my banner for Halloween, and again for Thanksgiving.
6.  Choose the color you want the words on top of your Wreath to be. Mine are Tangelo Twist and look really good in real life, but don’t show up well in the picture.  Cut out the words and letters.  The Happy is cut from the Hello You Thinlits.  The FALL is cut from the Little Letters Thinlits.  (See Product Links above under Supplies)  I used Tombow Glue to attach them.  Make sure and rub your Bone Folder over the Letters so they will stick well to the Burlap.
7.  Punch out the Bow Builder four times to get parts for two bows.  I used Crushed Curry card stock for the bows.  Put the Bows together with Glue Dots.  I attached mine to the Ribbon over the Baker’s Twine with Glue Dots.  As you can tell by the bow on the right, it does not hold it securely.  I have since attached them with Tombow Glue and covered all the parts of the bow that are on the Ribbon instead of just a few Glue Dots in the center of the Bows.
8.  Hang on your wall or door and Enjoy!

Happy Wreath Making!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Zentango Leaf Cards

I fell in love with this Lighthearted Leaves stamp set as soon as I saw it in the Holiday Catalog!  It is Zentango with all the creative lines drawn in for me so I can just have fun coloring.  Enjoy using many different color combinations with this Lighthearted Leaves stamp set.  I am also happy it coordinates with the Leaflets Framelits.  Enjoy playing and making your own colorful leaves!
Lighthearted Leaves CardsSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Lighthearted Leaves Photopolymer #139712  (Available September 1, 2015)
Inks:  Mossy Meadow
Memento Black
Pear Pizzazz
Markers for Card 1:  stamped in Memento Black
Crushed Curry
Elegant Eggplant
Tangerine Tango
Mossy Meadow
Hello Honey
Markers for Card 2:  stamped in Mossy Meadow
So Saffron
Crushed Curry
Tangelo Twist
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Hello Honey
Calypso Coral
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits #138283
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Elegant Dots embossing folder #138287
Woodland embossing folder #139673  (available September 1, 2015)
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414  ( for ends of So Grateful…)
Other:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Hello Honey card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Calypso Coral card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Choose your embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot.
3.  Now for the Fun!  Stamp your Leaf onto Whisper White card stock using either Memento Black ink or Mossy Meadow ink.
4.  Choose your Markers!  Decide how you are going to color.
~I colored the first card randomly.
~Second Card.  I colored all the “striped” parts Tangelo Twist.  The “Scalloped” parts are So Saffron.  The “Dotted” parts, flower center circle, and Leaf outline are Crushed Curry.  Everything else is Cajun Craze.
TIP:  Start coloring with the lightest color first and work your way to the darkest color.
5.  Cut out your Leaf with the coordinating Framelit.  Attach Dimensionals to the back.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with Framelit, punch, or Paper Trimmer.  If desired, stamp leaves in Pear Pizzazz over your sentiment.
7.  Place Leaf and sentiment in desired positions.  Attach with Dimensionals.
8.  Tie a bow with the Gold Baker’s Twine.  Attach with Glue Dot(s).  If part if it won’t stay where you want it, roll up a Glue Dot and use it to attach the Baker’s Twine where you want it.  I used this on Card 2.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

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
Dimensionals
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Adhesives:
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
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

Glimmer & Foil Flower Gift Boxes

Quite a few ladies helped decorate these Gift Boxes on Saturday at a service project at Church.  The decorations were Flowers made from either Silver or Gold Glimmer Paper and Foil Paper.  They had a lot of fun!  The boxes all looked a little different as each lady put a little of herself into making them.  Some other ladies made little flannel blankets to put in them.  These will be given to the local hospital as a gift for parents of stillborn children.  Change the sentiment and use these Gift Boxes for any Occasion.  Change the papers to Red Glimmer and Red Foil for Christmas!
Sparkly Gift BoxesBlankets for Gift BoxesSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Thoughts and Prayers Wood #128751, Clear #127805
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Gold Glimmer OR Silver Glimmer Paper OR Red Glimmer Paper
Gold Foil OR Silver Foil Paper (Coming September 1st – Red Foil Paper #139607)
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 
Thick Whisper White card stock #140272
Whisper White card stock
Big Shot:  Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Decorative Label #120907
Scallop Tag Topper #133324
Banner Triple #138292
Corner Rounder #135346
Ribbon:  Whisper White 5/8″ Satin #134549
Gold 5/8″ Satin #134547
Silver 5/8″ Satin #134548
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Shirt Boxes from WalMart gift wrapping section

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
 Choose either Gold OR Silver OR Red as your color.  The 2015 Holiday Catalog has Red Foil Paper so you can also choose Red if you want to.
2.  Cutting the pieces
~Use the Largest Floral Frames Framelit to cut a Gold OR Silver Glimmer Paper Flower.
~Use the third Floral Frames Framelit to cut a Gold OR Silver Foil Paper Flower.  NOTE:  use this sandwich in your Big Shot:  Magnetic Platform, cutting plate, Foil Paper with white side down/foil side up, Framelit with cutting edge down, card stock to cover entire piece of Foil Paper, top cutting plate.  The Foil Paper will pick up any dents and cracks on your cutting pad.  Putting a piece of card stock between the cutting pad and Foil Paper will prevent this.
~Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
~Cut your Ribbon large enough to go on the inside of the box.  The length I cut for the Shirt Boxes was about 22″.
3.  The Tag
~Stamp your sentiment on regular Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the decorative label punch (or other punch or die cut).
~Cut your Tag Base at 2″ (slightly less than 2″) x 4-1/4″ (or however long you need it for your sentiment plus at least 2″ if you are using both the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the Banner Triple Punch.  If you are just going to round the bottom corners, then just adding 1″ or so should be good.)
~Now punch the ends of your Tag Base:  Use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch on one end.  Use either the Banner Triple Punch OR the Corner Rounder Punch on the other end.  You can use White Bakers Twine to tie a Bow or use as fringe through the Tag hole.
4.  Now to put everything together.  Decide where you want the Ribbon, the Flower, and the Tag to go.
~Attach the Ribbon to the Box lid with some Tear & Tape Adhesive.  I used about 4″ on each end so the ribbon would be secure on the side-both outside and inside the box.  Try to get it straight or put it at an angle.
~Assemble your Flower:  If desired your can put Demensionals on the back of each petal on the Floral Frames Flower layers.  Put Tombow Glue on the back centers of each Flower piece so the pieces will stay attached.  Glimmer Paper is very picky about which adhesives it will stick to.  One of the ladies brought Zots Glue Dots and the pieces did not stay together.  Stampin’ Up! Glue Dots don’t work well either.
~Attach your Flower to the Box with Tombow Glue at least in the center.  You can use Dimensionals on the petal ends if you want some Dimension.
~Attach your Tag with either Glue Dots or Dimensionals.
~Embellish with Basic Rhinestones.
5.  Fill with your Gift.  We finished decorating 12 Boxes in less than an hour.  Once the cutting is done and you have made one box, it goes pretty quickly.

Happy Box Decorating!
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.

SUPPLIES:
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

Envelope Liner Box

Have you been wondering if you can do something different with your Envelope Liner Framelits?  This video shows you how to make a gift box with them!  Have fun making boxes for many occasions!

This video is just a little less than 9 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Perpetual Birthday Calendar Photopolymer #137167
Num Num  Wood #134141, Clear #134144
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Envelope Liner Framelits #132172
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape #138995

TIPS:
NOTE:  You can click on the supplies with numbers above and go to My Online Store to that item to purchase it.  Remember to UNCHECK “No Contact” so you can start earning Reward Points.
1.  Cut your card stock for the smallest box into 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Stack and cut out two layers at a time.  You will need four Envelope Liners for each box.
2.  For each Envelope Liner:
~Score one side and cut off the other side.  Just make sure you do these the same for EACH Envelope Liner.
~Score 3/8″ along the bottom of each Envelope Liner.  Cut out the little square.
~Put adhesive on the scored side tab.
3.  Measure between the cut line and the score line to determine how big to cut your square box bottom.  Put Tear & Tape around the inside edges of your box bottom.
4.  You can stamp each box side individually or after you have attached them together and they are still laying flat.  Stamp the inside flaps if desired.
5.  After the sides are attached and flat, score along the flaps so they will fold down easily.  Use the groove on your paper trimmer or Simply Scored Board to help you get your score line straight.
6.  Form the box by attaching the last side tab to the side as shown in the video.
7.  Fold all bottom tabs and attach to the box bottom squaring up all sides.
8.  Either fold the top flaps as shown OR you can fold them down onto the side of the box and attach each flap to the box side with a Dimensional.

Happy Box 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
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