I Love You Valentine Card

This pretty, quick & easy I Love You Valentine Card is sure to be a hit.  You can change the card base and card front colors if this will go to a man.  Just make sure the color of your Hearts shows up well against the card front color.
I LOVE You Valentine CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Red Glimmer Paper
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Perfect Dots Embossing Folder
Little Letters Thinlits
Punch:  Sweetheart #
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Perfect Dots or other embossing folder.  Attach to card base.  I use Tombow Glue.
3.  Punch out 4 Hearts from Red Glimmer Paper using your Sweetheart Punch.
4.  Cut out your letters with the Little Letters Thinlits and your Big Shot.
~LOVE from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
~IYOU from Red Glimmer Paper
5.  Glue your LOVE onto your Hearts.  You might have to hold each letter in place for a bit until it starts to stick.  I found a pair of Craft Tweezers very helpful to hold the Letter while putting the Tombow on and placing it on the Heart where I wanted it.  Craft Tweezers stay closed until you pinch them open.
6.  Lay out your LOVE Hearts and the rest of your letters where you want them on your card front.  Glue the I YOU directly onto the card front.  Attach the LOVE Hearts with Dimensionals.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
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

Pam’s Butterfly Thank You Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

I {HEART} You Son

This is one of the cards we made at my Guy Cards Stamp Class.  I have three sons, two who are fathers and make cards for all of them plus my two son-in-laws for Father’s Day.  Using the Little Letters Thinlits you can put any word or name you want in place of the word son.  Everyone at class either cut out the word “dad” or a name instead of the word son.  The Guy Greetings stamp set is one of the few that comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount, AND Photopolymer!
I {Heart} You Son

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Guy Greetings  Wood #138825, Clear #138828, Photopolymer #137178
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Night of Navy
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Little Letters Thinlits Dies #133730
Label Card Thinlits Die #133479  (I Heart you – Retiring June 2, 2015)
Magnetic Platform OR Multipurpose Platform with both tabs closed.
Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Pack #133787
Other:  Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199 if using Photopolymer stamps
Parchment Paper or Wax Paper from your grocery store
Post-it-Notes or sticky notes.  We used a Label one that is all sticky except about 1/4″ at the end.
Tombow Glue
Dimensional

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy background layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Marina Mist card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  This is the layer your cut your letters from.  Lay everything out on your Magnetic Platform with a bottom cutting plate.  We did use Post-it-Notes to hold the card from to the cutting plate, and also to hold the Parchment paper in place.  Now place your Thinlits in the position you want, using Post-it-Notes to hold them in place if you need to.  There is only one of each letter so if you need more than one of a letter you will have to position and cut more than one run through your Big Shot.  You can save the center parts of the letters if you want to glue them in.  Some liked the look without the letter center parts.
4.  Use the stamp of your choice to decorate around the cut out areas if desired.  I used the Guy Greetings hats stamp since one of my sons and his son both enjoy wearing hats.  There are a variety of Guy things in this stamp set to choose from.  When you are finished with the cutting out and decorating you can glue the card front to the card base.  Make sure and use only small amounts of glue especially on the super tiny parts between letters.
5. If you used the I {HEART} You Thinlit, punch a small heart from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack out of Cherry Cobbler card stock and attach with a Dimensional inside the Heart space.
6.  You now have a great guy card for whatever occasion you choose.

Happy Guy 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