Rudolph-A Very Merry Everything

This is a fun quick & easy Christmas Card to make featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

NOTE: TODAY is the LAST DAY for both the Online Extravaganga AND My Cyber Sale!
Rudolph Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  A Very Merry Everything Bundle-stamps + Note Tag Punch  Wood #137635, Clear #137636
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Early Espresso
Real Red
Whisper White
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper #139592
Punches: Note Tag (See Bundle above)
Banner Triple #138292
Embellishments: Home for Christmas Designer Buttons #139639
Home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Reindeer paper at 3″ high (top & bottom) x 4″ wide at sides making sure the deer are upright.  Attach to card base with Fast Fuse.
3.  Cut your Real Red Banner at 1″ x 4-1/4″.  Punch ends with Triple Banner Punch OR just cut out notches with scissors.  Attach above Reindeer Paper with Fast Fuse.
4.  Stamp A Very Merry Everything in Real Red Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Note Tag Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back and attach to card.  Add a Star button to the top with Glue Dots.
5.  Add 3 large Real Red Enamel Dots to the top of the card.  Add a small Real Red Enamel Dot to a Reindeer’s Nose to turn him into Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Green Thanksgiving Card

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is another card using the Vintage Leaves stamp set.
Happy Thanksgiving!SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves Photopolymer #138802
Lighthearted Leaves Photopolymer #139712
Ink: Always Artichoke
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Always Artichoke
Big Shot:  Chevron embossing folder #127749
Punch:  Note Tag #135860
1/4″ Circle #134364
Other:  1/8″ Gold Ribbon #134583
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Always Artichoke card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Chevron embossing folder.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp three leaves close together on Old Olive card stock with Always Artichoke ink.  Hand cut them leaving them connectd at the lowest leaf tip.  Attach Dimensionals to the backs.  Set aside.
4.  Stamp your sentiment from Lighthearted Leaves in Always Artichoke ink on Old Olive card stock.  Punch out with the Note Tag Punch.  Punch out the 1/4″ circle.  Fold two 5-6″ pieces of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon in half.  Thread the fold through the hold from the back and insert the ends through the loop.  Pull tight.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back including on the back of the ribbon.
5.  Lay your leaves and sentiment on your card front and attach them with Dimensionals.
6.  Happy Thanksgiving from me to you!

Happy Thanksgiving!
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

Hamburger Boxes for Guys-Single and Double-wide

Every Wednesday until Father’s Day there will be something you can give to your Guy for either Father’s Day or other occasions.  Today will feature the Hamburger Box XL Bigz Die.  You can make either a single-wide one OR you can tweak it and make a double-wide box.
Hamburger Treat Box for Guys

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Num-Num Wood #134141, Clear #134144
Blue Ribbon Wood #131964, Clear #125981
Guy Greetings Wood #138825, Clear #138828, Photopolymer #137178
Ink:  Choose ink to coordinate with your card stock.
Pacific Point
Marina Mist
Card Stock:  single wide:  Marina Mist
double wide:  Pacific Point
Big Shot:  Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die #133724
Extended Cutting Pads #113478
Punches:  Note Tag #135860
Modern Label #119849
Other:  Ribbon or Thick Baker’s Twine of your choice
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse, Sticky Strip, OR Glue Dots
Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the color of card stock you want and decide if you are making a single or double-wide box.
2.  Get your card stock ready.
~Single-Wide:  Cut your card stock 6″ x 11″.
~Double-Wide:  Fold your 8-1/2″ x 11″ in half so you have a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece.
3.  Lay your card stock on the Hamburger Box Die.
~Single-Wide:  Lay your card stock on the Die covering the box cut lines.
~Double-Wide:  Lay the fold of your card stock along the crease line furthest from the edge of your card stock edge and the open edges close to the edge of the die.  Make sure the fold does NOT cross over the crease line.
Double-Wide Hamburger Box instructions4.  Cut your card stock.  Put an Extended Cutting Plate under your die and on top of your card stock.  Run through your Big Shot.
4a.  If you want to stamp directly on the card stock do so now.
5.  Fold on all Score lines.  (Double Wide:  Unfold your card stock first, then fold all the score lines.  Run your Bone Folder along the center crease line to flatten it out.)
6.  Instead of folding all the pleat lines, I cut one side and then put the adhesive along the score line.  I have shown where I cut and put on the adhesive.
7.  Attach the triangles matching the score line with the box edge.  Repeat until all the triangles are attached.  Now attach the “Front” tab to the edge.  There are tabs that stick out on the bottom.  There are small slits on the top front to slide them through and hold the top and bottom together.
8.  Now you can decorate your box.
~I put some ribbon on the double-wide by putting sticky strip to cover the center crease line, as shown.  I used about 20 inches of ribbon and trimmed some off after tying it in a knot.
~Single Wide:  I used Thick Baker’s Twine.  Put a Glue Dot at the center back and at the ends (where the Sticky Strip ends in the example.)  You will need to either roll or scrunch the Glue Dot so it is all the way under the Baker’s Twine so it won’t stick to things.
9.  Stamp the sentiment or image you want to put on top.  Attach to the box with either Dimensionals or Glue Dots.
10.  Put in a treat or gift and give to your guy.

Happy Box Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mother’s Day Heart Cards

Here are the rest of the Mother’s Day card samples for the Achievement Day Girls card class.  This time I used Hearts.  Just a Note:  The girls used these samples as a springboard for the own creativity so none of their cards looked exactly like mine.  I do enjoy watching children using their own creativity.  And they all had a fun time – which is important.  Their Mothers will LOVE the cards because their daughters made them.
Mother's Day Heart Cards

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Groovy Love  Wood #134243, Clear #134246
And Many More Wood #134273, Clear #134276
Merry Everything  Wood #135068, Clear #135071
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Perfect Plum
Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Big Shot Embossing Folders:  Decorative Dots #133520
Polka Dot #133739
Punches:  Sweetheart #133786
Note Tag #135860
Itty Bitty Accents #133787  (small heart)
Other:  Tombow Glue

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Card Stock.  Color Combinations  A.  Melon Mambo & Pink Pirouette,  B.  Perfect Plum & Whisper White,  C.  Choose your own colors
2.  Cut your Card Stock.
~Card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Card front for embossing is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Pink Pirouette and Whisper White are for stamping and punching.  Stamp first then punch.
~Punch your small hearts from the Silver Glimmer Paper.  I punched 3 per girl, but do as many as you want.
3.  Emboss your card front if desired and glue it onto your card base.  If you want your card front flat, just use your card base.
4.  Stamp, then punch your Groovy Hearts and sentiments.  Decide where you want them on the card and glue them on.

Happy Mother’s Day Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mother’s Day Flower Cards

I taught a Mother’s Day card class Thursday for the 8-11 year old Achievement Day girls from Church.  They each received a packet for a Melon Mambo card and a Perfect Plum card.  Here are the samples using the Petal Potpourri Bundle (stamp set and punch).  They had a fun time being creative and did well with cleaning their stamps when they were done using them.  I did explain they were using “Grown-up Glue” and that they did not need to use very much.  We only had two girls that forgot.  Hopefully their mothers can open their cards.
Mother's Day Flower Cards

SUPPLIES:
Bundle (stamp set and punch):  Petal Potpourri  Wood #138876, Clear #138877
And Many More  Wood #134273, Clear #134276
You Plus Me  Wood #137133, Clear #138594
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Elegant Eggplant
(Blackberry Bliss was also available for the girls to use)
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Pink Pirouette
Perfect Plum
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Big Shot Embossing Folder:  Decorative Dots #133520
(There were also several other embossing folders to choose from)
Punches:  Word Window #119857
Note Tag #135860
3/4″ Circle #119873
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Card stock.  Choose your colors.  A.  Perfect Plum and Whisper White, OR B.  Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette.  OR C.  Choose your own color combination.
~card base cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~card front for use with embossing folder is cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Pink Pirouette and Whisper White for stamping and Punching.
~Silver Glimmer Paper.  Punch a 3/4″ circle for each flower center if desired.
2.  Run your card front through the Big Shot with an embossing folder if desired.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp the flowers and the sentiment.  Punch them out.  Glue them on your card in the desired positions.  Glue your Silver Glimmer Paper circles to the Flower centers if desired.

Happy Mother’s Day Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Last Minute Christmas Gifts & Packaging Idea

I attended a Christmas Party with some Stampin’ Up! Friends on Saturday and received this gift from my sideline-Karen Bouchikas.  She is very creative and thoughtful.  She said I could share this on my blog.
Christmas Gift Box-closed

GIFT BOX INSTRUCTIONS:
Supplies:
Extra Large Gift Box #132147
Burlap Ribbon #132140
Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper #135825
Baker’s Twine
Seasonally Scattered Stamp set  wood #135020  clear #135023  Spanish #137391
Mosaic Madness Stamp set  wood#130246  clear #130249
Mosaic Punch #131267
Be Merry Stamp – I don’t know what stamp set this is from- Sorry.
Angled Tag Topper Punch #133323
Basic Rhinestones #119246

1.  Stamp “Merry” on the box front with either White StazOn OR use VersaMark ink and White embossing powder.
2.  Fill Box.
3.  Tie Burlap Ribbon around box.  Trim edges diagonally.  Slip a candy cane underneath if desired.
4.  Make your Tag.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 3″.  Cut the top with the Angled Tag Topper Punch.  Stamp Two Mosiacs on Whisper White card stock:  one in Cherry Cobbler ink and one in Wild Wasabi ink.  Also stamp one of the small designs in Cherry Cobbler.  Punch out the Mosaics with the Mosaic Punch.  Cut out the small design and attach it to the Green Mosaic.  Add Rhinestones to the center of each Mosaic.  Attach to your Tag using a Dimensional underneath one of them if desired.  Stamp your sentiment on 3/8″ x 3″ Whisper White card stock.  Use Baker’s Twine to attach your Tag to your Burlap Bow.  Your Gift Box is now decorated!
Christmas Gift Box-open

KRAFT JOURNAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Grid Kraft Journal
Supplies:
* = Available January 6, 2015
Grid Kraft Journal #134718
Metro Type Alphabet Photopolymer stamp set #133666
Whisper White card stock
Real Red Ink pad
*Chalkboard Paper #137786
*Rose Coral Chalk Ink #138091
*One Tag Fits All #137143
1/8″ Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon
Note Tag Punch #135860
Washi Tape of your choice (*Stacked with Love #137789 used)
1-3/8″ Circle Punch
Handheld Stapler #135850
Bone Folder

1.  Decide who will be getting this Journal.  Stamp the first letter of their name in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Stamp the Tag shape with the Rose Coral Chalk ink on Chalkboard Paper (Basic Black just won’t look as good with this ink.)  Punch it out with the Note Tag Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
3.  Choose two Ribbons.  1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon and 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta were used.  Cut a 2″ length of each.  Fold them in half and staple onto the top of your Tag.  Now add the Circle Punch with the letter on it.
4.  Run two strips of Washi Tape along the folded edge of your Journal.  Rub the Washi Tape really well so it will stay attached.  Otherwise the ends tend to come up.
5.  Position your Tag as desired and attach with Dimensionals.

Candy bar with Punch Art Santa Claus coming tomorrow.

Merry Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Last Bite Halloween Treat Bag

Do you need a quick and easy Halloween Treat Bag?  This will do the trick and is easy when you need to make a lot of treat bags.
Halloween Treat Bag 2014

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Merry Everything w#135068  c#135071  (Bundle with Punch w#137635  c#137636)
Markers:  Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819
Punches:  Note Tag Punch #135860 (See Bundles above)
Scallop Tag Topper #
Corner Rounder #
Other:  White and Tangerine Two-Tone Trim #135838
Linen Thread
Dimensionals
Treats
4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags  #102757

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Color your Stamp with Basic Black and Tangerine Tango Markers.  Punch out with Note Tag Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Cut a 2″ x 4″ piece of Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Add the tag from Step 1 to this tag.  Put Linen Thread through the ribbon hole in the tag and tie to the Two-Toned Ribbon loose enough so you can adjust the position.
3.  Fill your Cello Bag with Treats.  Tie the Two-Toned Ribbon around the top.  Adjust the Tag position.  Your Treat Bag is now ready to give away!

Happy Halloween Treating!
Nendy Kerr