Wildflower Meadow and Label Love Birthday Card

2013-2014 NEW Catalog Sneak Peek!My DIL had her birthday yesterday so I made her Birthday Card using the Wildflower Meadow stamp and Embossing Folder and the Label Love stamp and the Artisan Label Punch from the NEW Catalog.  I also used Bashful Blue card stock which is retiring and the Card Stock is already sold out.  This was a really fun card to make!!!  The NEW things are available May 31st.

I also found out that if you have previously ordered from me and then order from another demonstrator, Stampin’ Up no longer considers you as my customer.  So do your Demonstrator a favor and stick with the same one.  Now there are so many ways you can keep the same Demonstrator even if you are long distance from her.  There is the Hostess Code so you can have Online Workshops/Parties to earn Hostess Benefits.  There are Online Classes and Tutorials.  I will be coming up with More Online Classes and Tutorials during the New Catalog year.
Wildflower Meadow and Label Love Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wildflower Meadow w#129165  c#129168
Label Love w#130619  c#130622
Markers:  Pacific Point
Garden Green
Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Bashful Blue
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Wildflower Meadows Embossing Folder #129376
Punch:  Artisan Label #130920
Other:  Jumbo Pearls
Basic Rhinestones
SNAIL
Dimensionals

DIRECTIONS:
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 Bashful Blue card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Color your Wildflower Meadows stamp with Markers:  Flowers with Pacific Point, Stems & Leaves with Garden Green, Hummingbird with Melon Mambo.  Lay with rubber side up.  Remoisten with your breath.  Lay Bashful Blue card stock on top of stamp in the desired position.  Use a Clear or Wood Block to  rub over your card stock so your stamped image is good quality.  Remove your stamped card stock from the stamp.  Let dry for a minute or so while you get your Big Shot ready.
4.  Now let’s emboss the card front we just stamped with the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder.  Line up the stamped images inside the the embossing folder in the desired position.  Emboss.  I had Tab 1 closed on the Multipurpose Platform.  Adhere your stamped and embossed card front to your card base.
5.  Now stamp the desired image from the Label Love stamp set onto Whisper White card stock.  I colored my stamp with Markers:  Garden Green for the border, Pacific Point for the Happy Birthday, and Melon Mambo for the “To You.”  Punch out with the Artisan Label Punch.  Adhere in desired position on card front with Dimensionals.
6.  Now for some bling!  I put Jumbo Pearls in the center of the two largest flowers.  I put Basic Rhinestones in the center of the other opened flowers.  My DIL really liked the combination of the Jumbo Pearls and the Basic Rhinestones.  (I need to order some more Basic Pearls!)
7.  Admire this Spring card before sending to someone who needs a fun surprise in the mail!  It is always so nice to receive a beautiful card in the mail among the bills and junk mail.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Seriously–April Paper Pumpkin Projects

I received My Paper Pumpkin Kit on Monday afternoon.  It was a little later than expected.  I know some had received theirs a week earlier. Oh well.  I really had fun with the supplies in this kit.  I do like the “Seriously” stamp, but I am not too fond of the statements on the other two although I did use a Marker to get the “love you” portion of one stamp.  I did one card like the Kit suggested.  I really enjoyed coming up with ideas for the other three cards.  I do have one button and some linen thread left over to use on another project.

Would you like your own Paper Pumpkin Kit to come to your mailbox each month?  Here is more information and also the place to sign up.  Shipping is already included in the price so only tax will be added to the $19.95 price.

Suggested Card
April 2013 Paper Pumpkin-Suggested Card

Whale Card.  I used the Oh Whale stamp set and Clearlit from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  I stamped the Whale in Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate card stock.  I added Googly Eyes from the Holiday 2012 Catalog.
April 2013 Paper Pumpkin-Whale Card

Dress Card.  I have been wanting to use this All Dressed Up Framelit set.  I cut the Dress out of Baja Breeze card stock and used the Lacy Brocade embossing folder on it.  I wrapped the Linen Thread around the waist 5 times and added 3 small Rhinestones.  I cut the Dress form out of Very Vanilla card stock.  I added a Rhinestone for a necklace.  The “Thinking of You” is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The Hearts are from Tiny Tags-retiring.
April 2013 Paper Pumpkin-Dress Card

Flower Card.  I have been enjoying making 3D flowers since February this year.  I stamped “Seriously” in the talk bubble.  I positioned the Green Tag, then the talk bubble.  I used a Midnight Muse Marker to color the “love you” on the stamp, then stamped it on the small Very Vanilla die cut.  I cut the notch at the end with scissors.  I doubled the Linen Thread and threaded it through two of the button holes and tied a bow.  I punched 4 different Scallop Circles from the Wave card stock.  (2-3/8″, 1-3/4″, 1-1/4″, and 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punches)  I broke down the fibers with my Bone Folder until the card stock split then gently peeled the card stock in half.  I then I rolled each printed part of the Scallop Circle into a little ball.  I unrolled them and left them slightly crinkled, lined them up, pierced a hole and inserted a mini brad  I then crunched each of the Scallop Circles straight up then fluffed them until I liked the way they looked.  I covered the brad with a Twitterpated Button tied with some of the Twine.   I put several Glue Dots on the Tag where I wanted the flower and then attached the flower.
April 2013 Paper Pumpkin-Flower CardHappy Paper Pumpkin Playing!
Nendy

Afternoon Daydream 8×8 Scrabook Page

Here is the back page of the Scrapbook Pages we will be making at my class on Friday.  I am so excited because they ordered different Scrappin’ Kits so they will get different looks. I really did have fun putting these Scrapbook pages together.  I was really starting to enjoy the Scrappin’ Kits and now they are all gone.  But you can do the same with Designer Series Papers and coordinating Card Stock.  We will just have to make our own Die Cut or punched embellishments now.  But there are lots of NEW Stamp sets that will look GREAT on Scrap pages!!!!

Very Back Page
Afternoon Daydream Back Page

Other Side
Afternoon Daydream Back Page-other side

SUPPLIES:
Scrappin’ Kit:  Afternoon Daydream  or use the Designer Series Papers and coordinating Card Stock of your choice.
Whisper White card stock
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Tasteful Trim XL Bigz Die

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Page Base of Pool Party 8″ x 8″.
Very Back Page
2.  Cut your Gray Print 2″ x 8″.  Cut a scrap of Whisper White 1″ x 8″.  Punch the long edge with your Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Adhere the punched Whisper White piece to the back of the Gray piece with SNAIL.  Adhere to the side of your Pool  Party Page Base.
3.  I should have used one of the adhesive borders, but I used the Tasteful Trim die to cut a piece of Basic Gray that goes under the adhesive die cut label.
4.  Embellish as desired with the self-adhesive die cuts from your Kit.  I also added a Rhinestone to the center of the Circle die cut.
5.  Add Photos and Journaling as desired.
Other Side
6.  Cut a 2″ x 8″ Red Patterned Paper from your Kit.  Punch the long edge with your Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Adhere to the side of your Pool Party Page Base.
7.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ Primrose Petals.  Adhere in position shown.
8.  Cut your Pool Party Patterned Paper at 4″ x 4″.  Adhere as shown.  Embellish with die cuts from your kit.
9.  Add Photos and Journaling as desired.
10.  Add to your Scrapbook and enjoy!

Happy Scrapping!
Nendy

Cute and Quick Mini Album

This is a fun Mini Album to put pictures and mementos from a single event or weekend trip.  Choose your Designer Series Paper and your card stock colors and you have finished the hard part.  Cutting and assembly is quick and easy.  So grab your papers and your Paper Trimmer and let’s get started!  I will tell you what I used.  Tweak it to make you happy!  You can complete this Mini Album in about 15 minutes after you have chosen your papers and cut them.
Cute & Quick Mini Album

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Feel Goods w#129681  c#129684   digital #133272
A Round Array #133899 (Spring Surprise Bundle with 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch)
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Summer Starfruit
Primrose Petals
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″) #129312
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits#125598
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
1″ Circle #119868
7/8″ Scallop Circle #129404
Other:  Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon
Hole Punch.  I used my Crop-a-dile.
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive
Simply Scored Tool #122334

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut two pieces each of Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit at 4-1/4″ x 10″.
2.  Score and Fold.
~Primrose Petals #1:  3-1/4″
~Primrose Petals #2:  3-3/4″
~Summer Starfruit #1:  4-1/4″
~Summer Starfruit #2:  4-3/4″
3.  Line up and layer the scored lines together so you can see each piece is evenly layered as shown in picture.
4.  Mini Album Assembly.  Punch two holes on the score lines and even distance in from each scored edge.  Punch through all the layers at once if possible.  Thread your Ribbon through the holes and tie a knot.  Trim Ribbon ends if desired.
5.  Now for the Designer Series Paper.  I am numbering the pages for you so you know which page to put the Designer Series Paper on.  The top one is Page 1.
~Page 2.  3-1/2″ x 4″
~Page 4.  4-1/2″ x 4″
~Page 6.  5-1/4″ x 4″
~Page 8.  6-1/4″ x 4″
~Page 1.  Two scraps:  3/4″ x 4″AND 1″ x 4″
Adhere with SNAIL.
6.  Now to decorate the front of your Mini Album.  Stamp sentiment in Primrose Petals ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with the desired Label Framelit.  Choose the next larger Framelit and cut one out of Summer Starfruit.  Adhere the two pieces together with Dimensionals.    Position the layered labels on Page 1  Put Dimensionals on the Back part of the Labels that will touch the front cover.  You don’t want to adhere it to any other pages
7.  For the finishing touch.  Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Primrose Petals card stock.  Now punch a 1″ Summer Starfruit Circle.  Adhere these two layers with SNAIL.  Stamp your “A Round Array” image on Very Vanilla card stock.  (Oops!  It looks like I used Whisper White card stock!)  Punch out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle.  Adhere your sentiment with Dimensionals to the other punched layers.  Adhere to your Label Framelits with SNAIL.
8.  Now add your photos, mementos, doodles, and journaling.
9.  Now you can look at this Mini Album and enjoy some great memories!

Happy Album Making!
Nendy

Punch Art Birthday Bear Card

This cute little Punch Art Bear is fun to make and give Bear Lovers of all ages!  This is a quick card to put together if you have all the different punches.  The card front  is embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder since Bears do LOVE Honey.

P.S.  The Retiring List comes out next Wednesday!!!!!  I can also Preorder some things from the NEW Catalog on Wednesday.  (One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!!)

I am counting down the days and wondering what wonderful NEW things will be in the NEW Catalog.  I am hoping for a couple of Hexagon Punches and some flocked Window Sheets like the ones in the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Holiday 2012 Catalog.  I always like new things to use with my Big Shot: Embossing Folders, Edgelits & Framelits, and Dies.  I am also excited to see if the NEW Returning Colors are the same as they were before.  I really liked a lot of them and kept the ink pads and a little bit of card stock.  (Of course I will have to get the NEW Ink Pads!)  Now I can compare.  The Designer Series Paper Stacks will be updated with the NEW Colors AND NEW Patterns!

I also found out today that if you join Stampin’ Up! between April 24 and May 30th you can choose Preorder items for your Starter Kit merchandise!!!

Well now that I have shared my excitement with you, let’s get back to our cute Punch Art Birthday Bear Card.
Punch Art Bear

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen w#122650  c#122652  Digital #127597
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Early Espresso
Cumball Green
Basic Black
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle for head  #120906
3/4″ Circle for paws and ear insides  #119873
1″ Circle for Ears  #119868
1/2″ Circle for Eyes and Nose  #119869
Large Oval for face/snout  #19855
Other:  Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen  #105021
SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gumball Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla.  Run it through your Big Shot with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Gumball Green at 2-1/2″ x 3″.  Cut your Very Vanilla at 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink towards the lower left corner since the Bear will cover the upper right corner.  Adhere the Stamped Very Vanilla to the Gumball Green layer.  Lay on top of your card for now.  We will attach it after we have made and attached our Bear.
4.  Now to make your Bear.  Punch the pieces.
~Early Espresso: Head=2-1/2″ Circle, Ears=1″ Circle, Paws=3/4″ Circle
~Very Vanilla:  Face=Large Oval, Inner Ears=3/4″ Circles
~Basic Black:  Eyes and Nose=1/2″ Circle
5.  Assemble your Bear.  Adhere the Inner and Outer Ears together.  Adhere the Very Vanilla Face to the outer edge of the 2-1/2″ Circle Head leaving room at the top of the Large Oval Face to slip the Eyes under slightly.  Now position and adhere your eyes slipping the bottoms just under the Oval Face.  Add the Nose to the Face.  Now lay the Bear on the Sentiment and position both including deciding where to position the ears so everything will look nice AND fit inside the envelope.  Adhere the Sentiment.  Now adhere the Bear’s Ears to the Head.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Bear Head and Ears.  Adhere to Sentiment and Card Front.  Now add the paws slipping them slightly under the Bear Head.  Now for the finishing touch.  Draw a “comma” on each eye with your White Gel Pen.  You can also draw on whisker marks around the nose if you want.  I like mine without.  Wahoo!!!  You have made a Really Cute Bear!!!
6.  Admire your cute little Bear!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Soda Pop Bottle Cap Man’s Card

We are making this fun “Man” Card today at my Stamp Class.  My grandson helped design it.  I gave him a few choices and between us we came up with this card.  The Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Caps are easy to work with and make a great “manly” embellishment.  Most guys do like “hardware” of some sort.  Except for the drying time this card is really quick to make.
Soda Pop Bottle Cap Man's Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Curly Cute w#117014  c#120510
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Very Vanilla
Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper #126898
Big Shot:  Stripes Embossing Folder #123128
Heart Framelits
Punch:  Square-any larger size to cut ends of Banner
Other:  Soda Pop Tops (Bottle Caps) #129388
Paper Trimmer
Crystal Effects #101055
SNAIL
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  First we need to do our Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap so it can dry while we are making our card.  We will flatten it out with our Big Shot.  Don’t worry, it works great and you don’t need strong muscles to crank the handle!  They look about the same whether you put them with the flat part at the top or touching the cutting pad.  Open all the Tabs on your Big Shot’s Multipurpose Platform.  Put a cutting pad down, as usual.  Now put your Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap(s) on the Cutting Pad.  Put a Cutting Pad on top.  Run through your Big Shot.  It makes less cracking sounds than using Framelits.
2.  Cut a 3/4″ square of Chocolate Chip card stock.  Adhere it inside your Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap with Glue Dots.  I put one on each corner.  Cut a 1/2″ square of Crumb Cake card stock.  Adhere it with Glue Dots on top of the Chocolate Chip square inside the Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Caps.  Now squeeze in some Crystal Effects.  Gently swirl tip to get rid of any bubbles and to cover the whole inside of your Bottle Cap.  Set aside somewhere so it won’t get bumped.  (Optional:  you can put Glue Dots on the bottom of the Bottle Cap BEFORE you add the Crystal Effects.  Just put the Glue Dot paper over the Glue Dots so you can easily adhere it before the Crystal Effects completely dries.)
3.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
4.  Cut your Chocolate Chip card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Stripes embossing folder.  Adhere to card base.  (Note:  I put SNAIL on the card base so I don’t flatten out my embossing.  It also helps to put a Glue Dot on each corner.)
5.  Use the largest smooth Heart Framelit to cut your Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper.  I had the straight edge of the DSP at the part of the Heart Framelit just before it started to curve to make the top of the Heart.  Adhere with SNAIL.  I would recommend putting Glue Dots on the upper corners.
6.  Cut your Very Vanilla 1″ x at least 4-1/4″ for your Banner.  Stamp your sentiment in Early Espresso using the Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.  Use your Square Punch or Hearts-a-Flutter Banner Framelit or Scissors to cut the notches from your Banner.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
7.  When your Crystal Effects in your Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap is dry (at least an hour or two, but best left overnight to dry) adhere with Glue Dots to your Designer Series Paper.
8.  Enjoy the dimension and shine of the Crystal Effects on your Bottle Cap Card!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit Card Samples

My Paper Pumpkin is a Monthly Craft Surprise in your mailbox!  It has everything needed to make the project(s) included except adhesive for only $19.95 plus tax.  You must sign up by the 10th of the month (TODAY) to start getting your own Monthly Craft Surprise Kit in your mailbox!

These are the cards I made with the Welcome Kit.  When you join My Paper Pumpkin you will get the Welcome Kit the first month, then you will get the Kit of the Month the next month.  You cannot catch up on missed Kits.  If you decide to upgrade or embellish your Kit, you can use your own supplies from your stash.  If you make all four cards in the Welcome Kit the same it will take you about 30 minutes.  It took me about an hour and a half to make these four cards.  Part of the time was spent thinking of how to use all the supplies in the Kit but make the cards look different.

These things are included in the Welcome Kit:  4 envelopes, 4 gray/white card bases (already scored), 4 light-colored card fronts, 1 sheet of self-adhesive die cuts, 4 buttons, 2 Clear Mount stamps, 1 Clear Mount Block D, 1 Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot ink pad (you can reink Stampin’ Spots with ink refills so you can use them for a long time.), Instructions in 4 languages with a Photo on the front.

Card 1.  Here is the card I made following the directions included in the Kit.

My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 1Card 2.  I used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  (Note:  you will have to trim either the top or bottom of the card because the embossing will distort it and make it look crooked.)  Cut the light card front paper at 2-3/8″ x 4″.   Stamp “Hey there” on part of the light colored print that is leftover.  Punch out with a Large Oval Punch.  Punch an Extra-Large Oval out of Lucky Limeade.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.  I also used Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine to tie the bow in the button.  I adhered the Button with Glue Dots.
My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 2
Card 3.  I embossed the light card front with the Chevron embossing folder.  I also stamped the “Hey There” on part of the left over card front from Card 2 and punched it out with an Extra -Large Oval Punch.  I sponged the Oval with Lucky Limeade ink and then adhered it to the card front with Dimensionals.  I also used Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine in the Button.
My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 3
Card 4.  I used the Window Frames Framelit to cut the card front this time.  Then stamped the “Hey There” directly on the Window Frame.  I also used the Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine to tie a bow on the Button again..
My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 4

Now that you have some examples from the My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit maybe you are ready to give it a Test Drive.  Contact me and I will register you OR you can sign yourself up HERE.  Please choose me as your Demonstrator.  You can also skip a month when needed or cancel anytime.

Happy Paper Pumpkin Adventure!
Nendy
  

Heart & Butterflies Anniversary Card

I made this card for my Daughter’s and her DH’s first Anniversary.  This card would also probably look nice White on White with just a little color on the Butterflies.  Give either one a try.  I generally use my family members’ favorite colors when I make cards for them.

My DH and I are celebrating our Anniversary today.  I will show you the Anniversary Card I made for my DH later this week.  We are watching some movies this afternoon, going out to dinner and going to a Big Band Concert that also has singers and swing dancers.  It will be a fun day!  We will also be joining my Daughter and her husband for a play sometime this month.

Heart & Butterflies Anniversary Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri w#123757  c#123759
Loving Thoughts w#125843  c#125845
Ink:  Garden Green
Midnight Muse
Bashful Blue Marker
Certainly Celery Marker
Card Stock:  Midnight Muse
Gumball Green
Bashful Blue
Silver Glimmer Paper
White Vellum Card Stock
Big Shot:  Heart Collection Framelits #125599
Lacy Brocade embossing folder #127819
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly #127526
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
White Gel Pen #105021

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut yourMidnight Muse card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gumball Green card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut the Silver Glimmer Paper with the desired Heart Framelit.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals or SNAIL.
4.  Stamp 1 large Butterfly in Midnight Muse ink.  Stamp 1 more Butterfly in Garden Green ink.  Let air dry for a few minutes or use your Heat Tool if you aren’t feeling very patient.  I wasn’t patient and used my Heat Tool on High to dry my ink.
5.  Color the back side of your Midnight Muse Butterfly with your Bashful Blue Marker.  Color the back of your Garden Green Butterfly with your Certainly Celery Marker.  Now you can punch out your Butterflies.
6.  Cut strip of Bashful Blue card stock at 1/2″ OR 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ OR 6″.  The card has been mailed so I don’t have the actual card to give you accurate measurements.  Sorry I didn’t write them down.  Stamp your sentiment using Garden Green ink.  You can get the notches at the ends of the banner by either cutting the with scissors, using a square punch, or using the Hearts a Flutter Banner Framelit.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
7.  I wrote on the inside with a White Gel Pen.  Make sure and let the ink air dry or dry it with your Heat Tool.  I forgot on one of my Valentine’s cards and my grandson keeps asking his mother to read that side of the card too.
8.  Admire your Anniversary Card and mail it off to the Happy Couple!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Bunny and Bird Punch Art

I wanted to make the Easter Bunny Card with my grandson when he came over last Friday.  He wanted the WHOLE Bunny not just the part of the head and ears.  So I adapted, nice grandmother that I am.  I had seen several Punch Art Bunnies so I guessed at what I had seen.  He really wanted to make a Bunny that turned into a Bird.  I told him I didn’t know how to do that, but we could make a Bunny and a Bird.  He happily chose the colors from my scraps and we punched away.  He wanted two eyes on the Bird so the Bird would be able to see so that is why the Bird’s face is facing forward.
Bunny and Bird Punch Art

SUPPLIES:
Scraps of card stock.  He chose Raspberry Ripple for the Bunny and Pink Pirouette for the Bird.  I chose Whisper White for my Bunny.  He used the Pink Pirouette for the Bird.
Punches:  1″ Circle for heads #119868
Extra Large Oval for bodies #119859
Large Oval for ears, the Red Bunny’s Feet, and the bird wing #119855
Retired Medium Oval for inside Bunny Ears and White Bunny Feet
Word Window for Bunny Arms and Bird legs and feet #119857
Scallop Square for Bird tail  #119884
Other:  Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853 (really nice to keep the glue in one spot when letting children glue!!!)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Googlie Eyes from the Holiday catalog or just draw them on with a Marker
Basic Black Marker (or other colors) as desired for drawing on faces and other details.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Bunny

1.  Choose the color card stock you want for the Bunny Body and the inside of the Bunny ears.
2.  Bunny Body.  Punch a 1″ circle for the head, two Large Ovals for the ears, 1 Extra Large Oval for the body, two Word Windows for the arms, and two bunny feet in the desired size
3.  Inside Bunny Ears.  Punch or cut two ovals.
4.  Assembly.  Glue the Inside Bunny Ears to the Bunny Ears pieces.  Hold a few seconds to let them adhere.  Now decide where you want to put the ears on the head.  Place a small amount of Tombow Glue on the part of the Bunny Ear you want to go behind the Bunny Head.  Adhere ears.
5.  Adhere Bunny Head on top of Extra Large Oval Body in the desired position.  Add Word Window punches in the desired positions for the arms.
6.  Add the Bunny Feet in the desired positions, either in front of the Bunny Body or behind, whichever you like best.
7.  Now add the Googlie Eyes to  you Bunny Face.  If you don’t have Googlie Eyes you can just draw circles for the eyes.  Draw on the Nose, Mouth, Whiskers, and Whisker Dots and any other features desired.  My grandson drew eyebrows.
8.  You can now adhere your Bunny to something or just let the child play with it.  The arms will get bent, but the rest holds up pretty well to being played with by a four-year-old.

Bird
1.  Punch out of the desired card stock color(s):  1″ Circle for Head, Extra Large Oval for body, Large Oval for Wing, part of a Scallop Square for tail, and two Word Windows for legs and feet.
2.  Glue the Head and Body in desired positions.  Decide how much of the Scallop Square you want showing for the tail.  Glue on the Tail and trim to get the desired look.  Glue on the wing.
3.  Face.  Decide how you want the face to look.  Attach the Googlie Eye(s).  Draw on a beak or use a small scrap of card stock to make a beak.  Make sure there is enough to glue it on.  Do any drawing or coloring with Markers to get the desired look.
4.  Add feet and legs if desired.  I cut each Word Window in half (yes, they were unequal halves).  Glue two on for the legs making sure the bottoms are level.  Cut little toes from the smaller parts of the Word Windows and glue on behind the legs.  Hold for several seconds to let them adhere.  Trim as desired.
5.  Adhere to a card if desired or just let the child play with it.  This held up really well when played with.

Happy Punching!
Nendy

Easter Bunny Card

This cute Bunny card was one of the Make & Takes at our March downline meeting.  It uses the new Oval Collection Framelits.  This is a fun little Easter or Spring card.  It was fairly simple to make and all of our Bunnies turned out cute.
Bunny Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps: 
Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#115370  c#127802
Distressed Dots  w#122815
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Marina Mist
Basic Black
Ink:  Marina Mist
Daffodil Delight
Basic Black Marker
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder  #
Punches:
  Small Heart #117193
Itty Bitty Shapes (eyes) #118309
Scallop Oval  #119856
Large Oval  #119855
Other:
  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.   Stam your card front with the Distressed Dots and the Daffodil Delight Ink.  I have found the easiest way to get a good impression with the larger stamps is to ink it up well, then lay the stamp on the table with the rubber side up.  Place your card stock onto the stamp carefully.  Then hold your card stock with a finger or two and rub a clear mount block or the wood block over the card stock, switching where you are holding the card stock, so all parts of the card get rubbed with the block.
2.  Now get out your Big Shot and Oval Framelits.  Ears.  Cut two of the smallest ovals out of Marina Mist.  Cut two of the next larger size of ovals out of Whisper White.  Skip an oval and use the fourth oval from the center to cut the head.
3.  Glue your Ear Parts together with the Marina Mist on top of the Whisper White.  Run them through your Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
4.  Angle the Largest Oval for the Bunny Head.  You might also want to lay the ears in position too to make sure that is the angle you want both the head and the ears to be.  Glue down the Head and the ears in the desired positions.
5.  Punch two Basic Black Itty Bitty circles for the eyes.  Punch a Small Heart for the Nose.  Glue the eyes and nose in the desired positions.  Draw whiskers, whisker dots and the Bunny mouth with your Basic Black Marker.  Your Bunny is finished.
6.  Punch a Scallop Oval out of Marina Mist card stock.  Stamp Happy Easter in Marina Mist on Whisper White card stock.  Punch with the Large Oval punch.  Adhere Happy Easter to to the Scallop Oval with Dimensionals.  Adhere this to your card base with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your cute Bunny Card!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Print Poetry Feel Goods

Here is a card using the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack and the Feel Goods stamp set.  We made this card at my Stamp a Stack this past weekend.  It is another adaption of a card from Ronda Wade’s Creative Convention.  It is a quick & easy card to make with a feel of Spring.
Print Poetry Feel Goods

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Feel Goods w#129681  c#129684
Card Stock:  Primrose Petals
Gumball Green
Very Vanilla
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack #129312
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Big Shot:  Windows Collection Framelits #129021
Punch:  Scallop Border
Other:  Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844
SNAIL
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Primrose Petals card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gumball Green layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut your Print Poetry layer at 5″ x 4-1/2″.  Fold your Print Poetry down 1-3/4″.  Use the Scallop Border Bunch on the folded over edge.  Adhere the Print Poetry DSP to the Gumball Green with SNAIL.  Wrap the Primrose Petals ribbon around the folded over part of the Print Poetry DSP and tie a knot.  Now adhere these layers to your Primrose Petals card base.
3.  Stamp your Feel Goods sentiment in Primrose Petals ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut it out using the desired size Windows Framelit.  Make sure the Framelit is going the direction you desire.  The original card had the Framelit with the rounded part at the top.  I do like it the way I did it though.  Decide where you want your sentiment and arrange your ribbon in the position you want it.  Now adhere your sentiment with Dimensionals.
4.  Admire your pretty card.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Swallowtail Butterfly Card

I made this wonderful Swallowtail Butterfly Card as part of Creative Convention by Ronda Wade.  I think it is a beautiful card and it is also quick and easy to make.  We will be making this as part of my Stamp-a-Stack Class on March 22nd.
Swallowtail Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Swallowtail w#129213  c#129216
Tiny Tags w#118091  c#118592
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Basic Gray
Card Stock:  Basic Gray
Raspberry Ripple
Very Vanilla
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″) #129312
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
1″ Circle
Other:  Jumbo Rhinestome #129324
Basic Rhinestones #119246
SNAIL
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Basic Gray card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut Print Poetry layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut Raspberry Ripple card stock 3-1/2″ x 4-5/8″.  Adhere to card base.
4.  Cut Very Vanilla card stock 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Ink up Swallowtail stamp.  Lay with rubber side up.  Position Very Vanilla in desired position on top of inked Swallowtail Butterfly stamp.  Rub with a Clear Mount or Wood block to get an even stamped image.  Gently remove from stamp by lifting straight up.  If you slide it your image will smear.  Adhere to Raspberry Ripple layer.  Add Jumbo Rhinestone to the Swallowtail Butterfly body.
5.  Stamp background for circle punch.  I used Primrose Petals which I stamped once on scratch paper then onto the area I was going to punch.  Next time I will use Basic Gray ink and stamp it off once.  Stamp sentiment from Tiny Tags in Raspberry Ripple.  Punch out with 1″ Circle Punch.  Punch Scallop Circle from Basic Gray card stock.  Adhere Very Vanilla Circle to Scallop Circle with SNAIL.  Adhere Scallop Circle to Butterfly with Dimensionals in desired position.  Add a small Rhinestone if desired.
6.  Admire your wonderful card!

You can get all the supplies to make this Butterfly Card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Moving Forward-Child’s Birthday Card

My grandson turned 2 on Monday and so, of course, I made him a card.  This time I used  the Moving Forward stamp set.  Three Dollars is donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for each Moving Forward stamp set purchased.  I know we appreciated staying at the Ronald McDonald House when my son had surgery.  Here are more details about Stampin’ Up’s partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Child's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Moving Forward w#126320  c#126322
Ink:  Pacific Point ink pad & marker
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Whisper White
Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper #130670
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection #129381
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies #127553  (OR just write the number with your Marker)
Punch:  Small Oval #130908
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Medium Translucent Clear Envelope #102619

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut your Whisper White and Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Make sure the clouds are going the correct way.  I had to cut another piece.  Embarassed  Adhere the Cloud Designer Series Paper to one side of your card base using the Tombow Glue.  (Note:  I always do a “Post Card” for younger children and seal it in a Translucent Envelope so they can hold it without damaging it.  I also use Tombow Glue to adhere all the parts when making cards for children.)
2.  Stamp the “Blimp” image in Pacific Point ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out using the coordinating size Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Adhere to the “Clouds” with Tombow Glue leaving enough room to write the child’s name underneath.  You might as well write their name now in the space you left.
3.  Cut the “2” out of Pacific Point card stock using the Typeset Alphabet Die and your Big Shot.  Punch 2 Small Oval “Balloons”  out of Pacific Point card stock.  Adhere in desired positions using Tombow Glue.  Draw Balloon Strings with your Pacific Point marker.  You can also decorate your Balloons with your Marker if desired.
4.  Write your message on the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock you cut earlier.  Adhere to the back of your card with Tombow Glue.
5.  Seal tightly in the Translucent Envelope.  Your card will still fit in a Medium Stampin’ Up! envelope.
6.  Mail or give to one of your favorite children!

You can buy all the supplies to make this Child’s Birthday Card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Blossom Petals Sunflower Punch Art Card

I have really been in the mood for Spring so I made a Sunflower using the Blossom Petals Punch.  It is a pretty quick card to make and reminds me of hot Summer Days as I sit here feeling chilly in my long-sleeved sweater.  We made this card at my 3D Flower Class on Friday.  I hope you enjoy making it!  I made a similar card for my daughter-in-law’s birthday last year.  As usual, you can change the colors and the sentiment to make you happy!  This is the TRUE advantage of making your own cards!
Blossom Petals Punch Sunflower

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
 Perfectly Penned w#122890  c#122892
OR the sentiment of your choice
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Summer Starfruit
Big Shot:  Argyle Embossing Folder #127750
Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
OR Embossing folders of your choice
Punches:  Blossom Petals #121808
1-3/8″ Square #119877
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Other:  Glue Dots (Lots!!) #103683
SNAIL
Dimensionals
Thin handled paint brush OR Bone Folder
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Summer Starfruit card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Chocolate Chip layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to Summer Starfruit card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Argyle embossing folder.  Adhere to Chocolate Chip Layer.
4.  Punch 9 of the long thin Blossom Petals using a 2-1/8″ strip of Daffodil Delight card stock.
5.  Shape your Blossom Petals.  Take one Blossom Petal and your Thin handled paint brush (or Bone Folder) and lay it down the center of the Blossom Petal.  Fold the Petal sides up so it is rounded down the center of the Blossom Petal.  Now take your paint brush handle and curve each side of the Blossom Petal so it is slightly rounded.  Repeat with the other 8 Blossom Petal.
6.  Place a Glue Dot in the center of the bottom edge of your Whisper White layer.  Put a Glue Dot on the top center back of FIVE Blossom Petals.  Set aside with the Glue Dots facing up.  Take your first Blossom Petal and place it with the narrow tip on the Glue Dot and the Blossom Petal facing straight up.  Place the next two along the bottom edge so these three Blossom Petals form an upside-down T.  Place the last two Blossom Petals with Glue Dots on in between the three Blossom Petals that form a T.
7.  Place another Glue Dot in the bottom center on top of the other one that now is covered with Blossom Petal tips.  Place a Glue Dot on the center back of the remaining FOUR Blossom Petals so the Glue Dot will adhere to the bottom layer of Blossom Petals where they touch.  Place each Blossom Petal so the top is in between the lower layer of Blossom Petals as shown.
8.  Punch half a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Chocolate Chip card stock.  Run it through your Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder.  Adhere to your Sunflower with Glue Dots.
9.  Now for your sentiment.  I will give the dimensions I used for the Perfectly Penned Happy Birthday.  Cut a strip of Daffodil Delight at 1-3/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut a strip of Chocolate Chip at 1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp your sentiment in the center of your Daffodil Delight strip.  Use your Square punch to make the “Banner” ends.  Adhere to your Chocolate Chip strip using SNAIL making sure to leave enough space at each end so you get a point instead of a flat part when you trim the Chocolate Chip ends slightly larger than your Daffodil Delight ends using scissors.  Adhere this banner using Dimensionals.
10.  Admire your Sunflower card!

You can get all the supplies to make this Sunflower Card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Floral District Easel Card with Scallop Punch Flower

I made this Easel Card for a new member of my group using Floral District Designer Series Paper and a Scallop Punch Flower.  Easel Cards are so simple to make and they impress others.  Have fun making one of your own!
Floral District Easel Card with Scallop Circle Flower

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Statement of the Heart stamp (available only to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators)
I Am (received at the 2012 Stampin’ Up! Convention)
Choose the stamps of your choice
Markers:  Rich Razzleberry
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Floral District Designer Series Paper #126919
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle  #119854
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle  #127811
Other:  Victorial 5/8″ Crochet Trim #118481
3/16″ Brad
SNAIL
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Bone Folder
Paper Piercing Tool

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 3″ and 5-1/2″.   2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut your Floral District Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Also cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock 3-3/4″ wide x 1/4″ taller than your sentiment card stock.  (You can do this after you have stamped your Sentiment.)
3.  Color your sentiment with your Rich Razzleberry and Garden Green Markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut card stock to fit the sentiment (no wider than 3-1/2″)  Adhere to the Rich Razzleberry sentiment layer.  Adhere in place with SNAIL.
4.  Punch 1 Rich Razzleberry Scallop with each Scallop Punch.  The following technique is called the “Faux Suede Technique.”  Crunch/Roll them up in the smallest little ball you can.  Now use your Bone Folder to smooth out the wrinkles and break down the card stock fibers until you can see it separating into two layers.  Gently peel the layers apart so you have two scallops.  (Note:  I found Rich Razzleberry card stock harder to separate than some of the other colors.  I ended up punching 2 of each size scallop since they tore when I separated them.)  Do this with all your Scallops so you have 2 of each size.  Now roll them up into little balls again.  Kind of smooth them out.  Layer them from largest to smallest and center as well as possible.  Use a Piercing tool to pierce a hole through the center.  Insert brad of your choice.  Crinkle each Scallop Circle as desired to form your flower.
5.  Decide where to place the Scallop Flower and the ribbon.  Tie the ribbon around the Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the Scallop Flower with Glue Dots.  Adhere this layer to your 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card front by putting your SNAIL on the Rich Razzleberry card front.
6.  Put SNAIL on the 3″ end of the card base.  Adhere the bottom of your card front to the 3″ end of your card base.
7.  Stamp your sentiment and either cut it out or punch it out.  Decide how far back you want the easel part of your card to be.  Adhere this sentiment with Dimensional in the position desired to hold up your card front.  You now have your Easel Card made.

Enjoy making your own Easel card!
Nendy

Blossom Punch meets Sycamore Street

I decided to use the Blossom Punch two different ways on the same card with some Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper.  I was inspired to make this card browsing Pinterest.  They used Framelits or Nestabilities.  I am in the mood for flowers.  This winter has been way to COLD for me this year!  We are expecting snow again tonight and I live in southern Arizona where it usually snows just once a year and we have maybe 14 days of cold weather in the winter.  I don’t think we have had 14 days of pleasant weather this winter.  So here is a card with some flowers to remind me that Spring will come and the weather will hopefully be warmer.
Mixed Bunch & SAB 2013 DSP, Stamps, Punch www.nendyscreativecorner.com

SUPPLIES:
* = Sale-a-bration 2013 Brochure
Stamps:
  Mixed Bunch w#125535  c#125537
*Pretty Petites w#129639  c#129642
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry
Pretty in Pink
Whisper White
*Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540
Punches:  Blossom #125603
*Petite Curly Label #129405
Other:  Subtles Designer Buttons #119745
1/8″ Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon #119960
SNAIL
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut you Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Punch our your Blossom in the desired position.  Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.  Note:  Put a half Dimensional at the tip of each flower petal to emphasize that it is punched out.
3.  Stamp your Mixed Bunch flower in Rich Razzleberry ink on Pretty in Pink card stock.  Punch out using the Blossom Punch.  Cut in between the petals down to where the ink is.  Curl your petals with your Bone Folder.  Thread the Ribbon through the button holes and tie a knot.  Attach to your stamped flower with Glue Dots.  Thread ribbon through a second button and attach it with Glue Dots to your card base in the center of your punched out flower.
4.  Stamp your Pretty Petite image twice in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Petite Curly Label Punch.  Adhere to opposite corners using Dimensionals.
5.  Admire your card.

Earn 1 Sale-a-bration item for each $50 purchase from My Online Store through March 22, 2013.

Happy Punching!
Nendy

Oh Hello in Cherry Cobbler

Th Oh Hello stamp set is so versatile.  You can get a lot of different looks using it.  This card originally started out trying to use some More Amore Designer Series Paper for the card front.  I tried several different variations and then decided to skip the card front and try everything on the Cherry Cobbler card base.  I really like it!  I hope you have fun when you make it!
Oh Hello in Cherry Cobbler. www.nendyscreativecorner.com

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh Hello w#130730 c#130733
(Oh Hello Stamps & Oval Framlits Bundle:  Wood  Clear)
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark
Cherry Cobbler Marker
Garden Green Marker
Big Shot:  Oval Collection Framelits #129381
Punches:    Scallop Oval
Extra-Large Oval
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder #122949
Heat Tool #129053
Scissors
SNAIL
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp two of the Oh Hello patterned arrows and the Oh Hello Chevron Oval in VersaMark ink on Whisper White card stock.  Dump your Cherry Cobbler embossing powder over all your stamped images.  Shake off.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Cut your Oh Hello Oval out with the coordinating Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Cut the Oh Hello Patterned Arrows out with your Scissors so there are 4 corner pieces.
3.  Adhere the Oh Hello Patterned Arrows corner pieces with SNAIL to your Cherry Cobbler card front corners.  Adhere the Oh Hello Chevron Oval with Dimensionals to the center of your Cherry Cobbler card front.
4.  Color the Oh Hello Flower Stamp with your Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock close enough to the edge so you can easily punch it out.  Now punch it out with the Scallop Oval Punch.  Punch the Oval out of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Adhere the Flower to the Cherry Cobbler Punched Oval with Dimentionals.  Adhere the Cherry Cobbler Oval to the Chevron Oval with Dimensionals.
5.  You now have a card you can use for any occasion just to make someone’s day better!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Sycamore Street Card and Sale-a-bration Q&A

Here is a card made with the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper and the Ribbon and Button Pack.  I will have a Valentine card for you Friday.  I will be doing some cleaning today and I have decided to watch a movie and start making my Valentine Cards this afternoon since I haven’t had much stamping time for a week.
Sale-a-bration Card with Ribbons

SUPPLIES:
* = 2013 Sale-a-bration brochure
Stamps:  *Pretty Petites  w#129639  c#129642
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
*Sycamore Street #127540
Punches:  *Petite Curly Label  #129405
Curly Label
1″ Square
Big Shot:  *Vine Street embossing folder #130492
Other:
  *Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812
Island Indigo Baker’s Twine #125575
SNAIL
Dimensionals

TIPS:
1.  The embossed strip is 1-1/4″ wide.
2.  I cut the Ribbons 6-1/2 to 7″ long.  Put SNAIL on the back of your Designer Series Paper and  adhere your Ribbons to it.  Thread your Baker’s Twine through one button hole and thread in under your ribbons before threading it through the second button hole.  Cinch up your Baker’s Twine tightly.  I tied a knot then a bow.

Q&A:

Question:  What do I need to buy to earn a Sale-a-bration item?
Answer:  You need to buy $50 of Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  Digital products and downloads are also counted as merchandise.  Shipping and Tax don’t count as merchandise.

Some Examples:  (Prices below do NOT include Shipping OR Tax.  You can make any substitutions you want.)
New Stamper Bundle $50.15:
~Black StazOn ink pad #101406  
~Assorted Card Stock in the Color Collection of your Choice (Buy 2 packages)
~Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad (Color of your choice from the Color Collection to match your Card Stock)
~Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (same color as your ink pad)
1 package of Whisper White card stock #100730 OR Very Vanilla card stock #101650
SNAIL adhesive #104332
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430


All-Occasions Stamps & Punch
Wood  $52.90-$53.90:
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#115370 $36.95
Choose one Punch:
Word Window Punch  #119857  $15.95
OR Modern Label Punch  #119849  $16.95
Clear:
Teeny Tiny Wishesc#127802  $26.95
Clear Mount Block G  #118489  $4.50
Choose one Punch:
Word Window Punch  #119857  $15.95
OR Modern Label Punch #119849 $16.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430  $3.95

Big Shot Bundle  $107.90 (You will earn 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items)
Big Shot #113439  $99.95
Embossing Folder of your choice  $7.95

My Digital Studio 2:
My Digital Studio 2 (Full Software, some content)  $39.95
Disc #130645  Download #130644
$10.05 in the downloads or products of your choice

My Digital Studio 2+:
My Digital Studio 2+ (Full Software, LOTS of content)  $79.95
 Disc #130647  Download #130646  (I prefer the download-no discs to misplace.  When I got a new computer for Christmas I just went to my downloads and downloaded it.  SO EASY!)
If you want to earn 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items you can purchase $20.05 in other Stampin’ Up! products or downloads.

More Amore Valentine Card

Happy Valentine's Day!I used the More Amore Designer Series Paper to make this fun Valentine card.  I love the Laser Cut Hearts!  I was planning on using the other side of the Designer Series Paper but accidentally put the SNAIL on the side I wanted in front.  I do like it this way better.  The hearts in the corner are punched using the Small Heart Punch.  It was really quick and easy to make, even with the mistake.  You can get quite a variety of looks just by changing the Designer Series Paper pattern and the color of the Laser Cut Heart.
More Amore Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
* = Spring 2013 Catalog
Stamps:  *Cross My Heart  w#126580  c#126582
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
*More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper #129309
Punch:  Small Heart #117193
Other:  White Embossing Powder  #109132
Heat Tool #129053
Post-it-Notes
SNAIL
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 3-7/8″” x 5-1/4″.
3.  Punch a Small Heart from your Post-it-Note making sure part of it is on the sticky part.  Place your Post-it Heart in the desired position in the corner of your Designer Series Paper.  Line up the Heart Punch with punched Post-it-Note and punch.  Repeat with the other three corners.  Now adhere your Punched Designer Series Paper to your card base.
4.  Hold up the Laser Cut Hearts to your card front and choose the color you like best with the paper pattern you chose.  Cut the desired color of Laser Cut Heart from the sheet.
5.  Choose the sentiment you want and stamp it on your Laser Cut Heart with VersaMark.  Now dump your White Embossing Powder on it.  Remove the excess and put it back in the jar.  Melt it with your Heat Tool.
6.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  One layer of Dimensionals wasn’t enough for me so I put another Dimensional on top of each of the first ones (Two story Dimensionals).  Adhere to your card front.
7.  Admire your fun Valentine Card.

You can get all the supplies to make this Valentine Card In My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Floral Framelits Spring Flower Card

Spring Catalog ProjectsI am ready for Spring so I made a Spring Flower card using the Floral Frames Framelits, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-bration, and a wonderful Designer Builder Brad from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  I LOVE the Sycamore Street Paper because it uses a variety of colors and patterns to fit any mood I happen to be in.  Earn yours today with a $50 purchase of anything from My Online Store!!  Digital Downloads count too!!
Floral Framelit Spring Flower

SUPPLIES:
* = Spring 2013 Catalog
** = Sale-a-bration 2013 Brochure
Stamps: Loving Thoughts w#125843  c#125845
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
**Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540
Ink:  VersaMark
Big Shot:  Framed Tulips Folder #121809
Lacy Brocade Folder  #127819
Floral Frames Framelits  #127012
Other:  *Designer Builder Brads #129329
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
*Pool Party Embossing Powder #129398
Heat Tool
SNAIL
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Paper Piercing tool and Mat

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut Island Indigo card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through Big Shot using the Framed Tulips embossing folder.  Trim edges with scissors.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Cut Flower pieces using the desired three Floral Frames Framelits.  Cut the large and smallest out of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper.  Cut the middle one from Pool Party card stock.  Use the Lace Brocade embossing folder and your Big Shot to add texture to this center flower.  Adhere the three flowers together with Dimensionals.
4.  Use your Paper Piercing Tool and Mat and pierce a hole through the center of all the flower layers.  Punch either a Itty Bitty Flower or Circle from Island Indigo card stock.  Adhere to the center of the Designer Builder Brad with a Glue Dot.  Place the Clear Circle Epoxy Bubble on top of the punched Itty Bitty shape.  Insert your completed Designer Brad through the hole you pierced.
5. Lay the Flower in the desired position on your card front.  Decide where you want your sentiment.  Move the flower.  Stamp your sentiment in Versamark Ink in the desired position.  Dump your Pool Party embossing powder over the sentiment.  Remove the excess and put it back in your jar.  Melt the embossing powder sentiment with your Heat Tool on High.
6.  Adhere your Flower to your card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Enjoy this Flower any time of year!!!

You can purchase most of the items to make this Flower Card from My Online Store.  The Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper is FREE with a $50 purchase from January 22 to March 22, 2013.

Happy Spring Stamping!
Nendy