Easter Basket and Carrot

Make this quick Easter Basket using the papers of your choice and the Berry Basket Bigz Die.  The Carrot is also pretty quick and easy to make using the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies.  Get out your Big Shot and have some fun today!
Easter Basket & CarrotEaster Basket CarrotSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Suite Sayings  Wood # 140709, Clear #140712
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss
Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper #138448
Tangelo Twist
Cucumber Crush
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz L Die #137366
Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies #140618
Deco Labels Framelits  #130102
Punch:  1/8″ Handheld Circle  #134365
Other:  Antique Brads  #117273
Honeycomb Embellishments  #140566
Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Glue Dots

BASKET INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch this Video for basic instructions on putting the Basket together.
1.
 Cut your Blackberry Bliss at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper the same or just cut in half for a 6″ x 12″ paper.
2.  Cut your papers using your Big Shot and the Berry Basket Die.  You can cut two sheets of card stock at once, but only one sheet of Designer Series Paper at a time as the score lines will tear if you do two sheets.
3.  Glue the Blackberry Bliss and Farmers Market pieces together for the Berry Basket main parts and the handle.  Fold the score lines on the Berry Basket Parts.  Decide if you want the patterned paper on the outside or the solid color on the outside.  Lay the two Berry Basket parts together and put Tombow Glue or Tear & Tape to attach the bottom Basket Parts together.
4.  Put Tear & Tape Adhesive on the outside top edges of each Berry Basket Side.  Take the two Scallop Edge pieces.  Fold on the score lines.  Glue the small tabs to the edge of the other Scallop Edge piece to form a square.  Attach each Scallop side to a Basket side centering the Basket side.  Repeat on all four sides.
4a.  This is the way I should have done it.  Glue together a Blackberry Bliss and Farmers Market Straight Piece for the Handle.  Punch a 1/8″ Circle in the center of two opposite sides and each end of the Handle.  Attach to the Basket with the Antique Brads.
5.  If desired, use the Patterned Scallop Pieces around the inside top of the Basket to cover the Brads.
6.  Stamp the Easter Blessings in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Deco Label Framelit leaving some space above your Easter Blessings.  Attach a Honeycomb Embellishment to the top of your Easter greeting with Glue Dots.  Attach the Deco Label with to the front of your basket with either Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, or Tombow Glue making sure the adhesive is only on the part attaching to the basket.
7.  Fill with Easter Grass and goodies.

CARROT INSTRUCTIONS:
Pyramid Pals CarrotCarrot Top
1.  Cut out two Pyramid shapes from Tangelo Twist card stock.  Fold all score lines the same way for each piece.  Rotate the pieces over the bottom square so the plain triangles are opposite each other and the triangles with tabs are across from each other.  I found it easier to use Tombow Glue to glue the tabs behind the plain triangles.  Press firmly on the sides to make sure they stick together.
2.  Cut a 2″ square of Cucumber Crush card stock.  Add some Tear & Tape Adhesive along one edge.  This will be the bottom.  Use your Fringe Scissors to cut down to the Tear & Tape, but not past it.  Cut into 1/2″ pieces.  Attach to the center of your Carrot Top.
3.  Add to your Easter Basket.

Happy Easter!
Nendy Kerr

Easter Bunny Punch Art Card-Updated

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

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes   Wood #128748, Clear #127802
Ink:
  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

INSTRUCTIONS:
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

Oliver’s Dinosaur Birthday Card

I made this Dinosaur Birthday Card for my Grandson who is turning 6 today.  He loved stamping his own Dinosaur card, so I used the rest of the Dinosaurs on his card and envelope.  Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the envelope.
Dinosaur Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  No Bones About It  Photopolymer #138756
Ink combinations for Dinosaur & Bones:
Mint Macaron & Marina Mist ink
Pear Pizzazz & Mossy Meadow ink
Real Red ink for party hats
Memento Black ink
Basic Black Marker to make window bubbles
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Wild Wasabi card base
Pear Pizzazz grass
Other:  Tear & Tape adhesive #138995
Tombow Glue
Fringe Scissors #133325
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Wild Wasabi card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Stamp your first Dinosaur, the Stegosaurus, in Mint Macaron for the body and Marina Mist for the bones.
4.  Stamp your second Dinosaur, the T-Rex, in Pear Pizzazz for the body and Mossy Meadow for the bones.  Next time I will probably choose Old Olive for the bones.
5.  Stamp a Real Red party hat on both Dinosaur heads.
6.  Cut around the top of the Dinosaurs.
7.  Stamp your sentiments in Memento Black ink.  Use your Basic Black Marker to draw Word Bubbles around the sentiments.  Pay attention to which way you want the small part to point.  Cut these out with your scissors.
8.  Cut a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock for your grass.  I think mine was 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Put a strip of Tear & Tape adhesive along on of the long edges.  Use your Fringe Scissors to cut down to the Tear & Tape.
9.  Decide where you want everything.  Attach the Dinosaurs and sentiments with Tombow Glue.  Attach the Grass with the Tear & Tape.
10.  You now have a card most children will love!  (My girls liked Dinosaurs as much as my boys.  Same with my oldest granddaughter.)
11.  Stamp some dinosaurs on the envelope.  I stamped the brontosaurus in Pear Pizzazz on the front, and the Rhino looking one on the back.  I also stamped one of the sentiments on the flap.  I know he will be excited to see this envelope!

Happy Dinosaur Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Flowers and Fringes Card by Guest Stamper Linda

This card was made by my Downline Linda for me.  I do love the design and colors.  It is SO beautiful!  Thank You Linda!
Flowers and Fringes card

Special Details:
1.  The card base is partially embossed so the edge that opens is embossed and the part next to the fold is not embossed.  She used the retired Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder.  Choose the one you want.
2.  Notice the Scalloped Fringed border!  The Designer Series Paper is 1″ x 5-1/2″ with the Fringed Scallops sticking out 1/2″ on both sides.  Just cut TWO 1″ x 5-1/2″ strips of card stock then punch or die cut your Scallop edges.  Cut your fringes on the Scalloped edges leaving at least 1/4″ at the edge unfringed so you can attach it to the card.
3.  This Friendship Preserves stamp set is retired but you can still get the digital stamp brush set (#131128).  You can use any stamp that fits in the Window Frames Framelit (or other Framelit.
4.  Window Frames Framelit Layers.
~The back layer is Whisper White with a thin edge made with your marker.  This Video shows some Edging Techniques.  Layer your leaves on this layer.
~The middle layer is made using the Framelit Mat Technique as shown in This Video.
~The top layer is the stamped, embossed image.
~Attach the top and middle layers together with SNAIL Adhesive.  Attach these to the bottom layer with Dimensionals. after layering in your leaves.  Attach the whole thing to the card base with either SNAIL, Glue Dots, or Dimensionals.
5.  The small flowers are slightly curved.  You can do this by putting the flower in the palm of your hand, placing the Bone Folder tip in the flower center and turning it in a circle several times to get some dimension.
6.  Add some Rhinestones to the flower centers and the points of the bottom Window Frames layer for just the right amount of bling and sparkle.

Happy Stamping and Card Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Child’s Owl Birthday Card

Make this fun Child’s Birthday Card for an Owl Lover.  Owls are quite trendy with both children and adults.  This card can be given to anyone who loves Owls.  This Owl Card is going to my 3 year-old grandson.
Elijah's Owl Birthday Card 2014

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners w#132022  c#126257
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Gumball Green
Whisper White
Baked Brown Sugar
Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145
Big Shot:  Designer Frames #123130
Bitty Banner Framelits #129267
Punches:  Owl  #118074
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Other:  Fringe Scissors #133325
Paper Snips #103579
Simply Scored #122334
Baker’s Twine or Ribbon (I used some from the 2014 Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack #133522 FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31, 2014.)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Sticky Strip

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note:  This card is going to a 3 year-old so I am adhering everything with Tombow Glue.  You can use the adhesive of your choice.
1.
 Let’s put together our Owl first.
~Punch your Owl and 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Baked Brown Sugar card stock.  Cut your Scallop Circle in half to use for the wings.  Trim off the feet.
~Punch the lower part of the Owl body from Pumpkin Pie.  You need just enough body to attach behind the Owl to allow the feet to stick out.
~Punch the Vest out of Gumball Green card stock.  Use your Simply Scored Tool and score lines across the vest at 1/8″ intervals-every line.  Glue onto Owl Body.
~Cut a small Pumpkin Pie triangle for your Owl Beak.  Glue it on above the “V” in the vest.
~Punch two Whisper White eyes.  I used the medium circles on the Owl Punch.  Glue onto your Owl face, lapping over the Beak if necessary.  Color the eyes with Black Marker so your Owl is looking in the direction you want him to.
~Now glue your wings to the back of your Owl in the desired position.  (You can also wait and do this later if desired.)
2.  Emboss your Designer Frame in Bermuda Bay card stock.  Trim around the edges with Scissors or Paper Snips.
3.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 1-7/16″ x 2″ and glue inside your Designer Frame.
4.  Now let’s glue our Owl onto the Whisper White inside the Designer Frame.  Add the wings now if you haven’t.  You can also cut a Party Hat from the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper for your Owl to wear.
5.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (I chose the Balloon design) at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere the Balloon paper to the card base.
6. Cut a strip of 1″ x 5-1/2″ of Gumball Green. Use your Fringe Scissors to cut grass leaving about 1/4″ at the bottom that is not cut.  I place the tips of my scissors about 1/4″ from the bottom, then cut.  Put Sticky Strip along the back of the 1/4″ uncut grass.  Since this card is going to a 3 year-old, I also put a strip of Sticky Strip on the card front so the upper edge was just lower than 1″ from the bottom edge so the grass will hopefully not break off.  Adhere your grass to your card front.
7.  Now stamp the desired sentiment from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the Banner with the large Bitty Banner Framelit.  Then glue it onto a scrap of Bermuda Bay card stock and trim so there is about a 1/8″ Bermuda Bay border on your Banner.
8.  Now lay your framed Owl and your Banner in the desired positions.  Glue down the Frame first.  Add your Baker’s Twine or Ribbon on top of your Owl’s Wing and glue it down so it goes to the back of your Banner.  Glue your Banner down. Ooops! My Banner sticks off the card a little. 🙂

Happy Owl Making!
Nendy Kerr