Happy Birthday Candle Card

This Flower Birthday Candle card uses the Candle Punch and two layers of card stock to make a multi-colored candle.  The flowers are colored with markers.  So choose your birthday person’s favorite two colors to make your version of this card.
Flower Birthday Candle CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
Markers:  Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Watermelon Wonder
Punch:  Candle Border #142764
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch your Candle Border along one of the 5-1/2″ edges starting in the center, then punch each edge.  Use your Paper Trimmer to cut 1/4″ off each 4″ side to just above the candles.  Use scissors to cut the off the 1/4″ section off above the candle at the edge. You can cut at an angle if you want to.
3.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Watermelon Wonder ink.  Color the flowers with Daffodil Delight Marker and the leaves and stems with Old Olive Marker.
4.  Cut a 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of both Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron.  Attach under the candles.  I just ran SNAIL along the bottom edge and over the candles, using my fingers to move the SNAIL from the open parts of the candles.  Add the Watermelon Wonder card stock strip along the bottom edge so it shows through the candle cut outs.  Line up the So Saffron strip so it touches the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Make sure there is enough adhesive to attach the top.
5.  Attach the card front to the card base with SNAIL.

Have fun making this Birthday Card in a variety of colors.

 

Guest Stamper: Deborah-Christmas Tags

My good friend Deborah gave me these Christmas Tags she made.  They are so cute I wanted to share them with you.  Use them as inspiration for making your own Christmas Tags!  Enjoy!

This bright green and red Snowflake tag is 4-1/2″ tall x 3″ wide.
Christmas TagThis blue polka dot tag is 4-1/4″ high x 2-3/8″ wide.
Blue Snowflake polka dot Christmas Tag
This Gingerbread Man Tag is 4″ tall x 2-1/2″ wide and uses the Cookie Cutter Punch.
deborahs-christmas-tags-005This Reindeer Tag is 4-1/2″ tall x 2″ wide.
Reindeer Christmas TagThis Snowman Tag is 5-1/4″ tall x 2-1/4″ wide.
Snowman Christmas TagThis Poinsettia Tag uses the Reason for the Season stamp set and the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  It is 5″ tall x 4″ wide.
Poinsettia Christmas TagMerry Christmas Tag Making!

 

Halloween Hershey Nugget Treat Bag

Halloween is the perfect time to use the 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags.  You can use these for a variety of treats and make a topper to match the occasion.
Hershey Ghostly Halloween Treat Bag

SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Spooky Fun  Photopolymer #142236
Ink:  Memento Black
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock: Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Basic Black
Halloween Night Designer Series Paper #142022
Punches:  Owl Builder  #118074
Blossom Builder #141469
Bags:  2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags #141703
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tear & Tape
Candy:  6 Hershey Nuggets-any variety or other candy that measures about 1-1/4″ wide from your local store or candy stash  😉

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Candy.
~Cut your Patterned paper at 3/4″ x 3″ for each candy.  You can get 4 strips from a 3/4″ x 12″ piece of patterned paper.  I used both sides of the paper and alternated which side was up.
~Put a Glue Dot on each end of the back side and wrap around the candy.
~Repeat, alternating which pattern is up.  Put in the bag.
2. Bag Topper.
~Cut your Pumpkin Pie card stock at 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Score and fold at 2-3/4″.
Ghosts.  Punch from Whisper White card stock:
~1 Owl,  Trim off the pointy ears and cut the bottom curvy.  You can either use the Owl Punch to punch out two Basic Black eyes and glue them on or just draw them on with your Black Marker.
~Use the Blossom Builder Punch to punch 1 Large Petal, 1 Smaller Petal for Ghosts.  Draw on the eyes with your Black Marker.
3.  Assembly
~Lay out your Ghosts.  Decide where to stamp the bats and the Trick or Treat.
~Stamp the bats and Trick or Treat in Black ink on the Topper.
~Attach your Ghosts.  I attached the Owl Ghost with Dimensionals and the other two with Glue Dots.
4.  Attach Topper.
~Put your candy in the 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag.  Flatten out the top of the bag.
~Put a strip of Tear & Tape on each side of the bag back.  Remove tape backing.
~Hold Topper and center over bag top with bottom of Topper above the candy.   Press to attach to Tear & Tape.
~Put 4 Glue Dots on the front of the Bag.  Press down the front of the Topper.
5.  Make more for your Halloween Treats.  You can even have your kids help you with these!  They may not turn out perfect, but you will all have fun crafting together!

Happy Halloween Crafting! 

You’re The Best Flower Card

We made this All Occasion card at a Church Women’s Group activity.  There were lots of different word stamps out for them to use.  They all loved it!
You're the Best Punch Art Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Friendly Wishes  Wood #138698, Clear #139579
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663
Punches:  Pansy  #130698
Flower Medallion  #137417
3/4″ Circle Punch  #119873
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut the rest of your card stock:
~Whisper White at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
~Melon Mambo at 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Patterned Paper at 1″ x 5-1/2″
3.  Punch:
~Flower Medallion in Melon Mambo card stock
~Pansy in Whisper White
~3/4″ Circle in Night of Navy
Layer your Flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add the Circle to the Flower center with a Glue Dot.
4.  Stamp your words in Night of Navy ink on the bottom of your Whisper White card stock.   Attach your Flowers.
5.  Attach your Whisper White layer to the Melon Mambo layer with Fast Fuse.
6.  Attach your strip of Patterned Designer Series Paper to the center of your Night of Navy card base with Fast Fuse.  Add your Flower layers to your card front.

Enjoy making this All Occasion Flower card in a variety of colors with words to fit the occasion.

Poinsettia Baker’s Box

Here is a quick Christmas Poinsettia Baker’s Box perfect for those small gifts or treats.
Christmas Poinsettia Bakers BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason for the Season Photopolymer #139730
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Tags and Labels Framelits #138282
Punch:  Festive Flower Builder #139682
Embellishments:  Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape #141985
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack #141999
Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edged Ribbon #141984
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
2.  Choose the Washi Tape pattern you like and apply next to the fold lines as shown in photo.
3.  Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
4. Punch and assemble Poinsettia Flower.
~Punch 4 times from Red Glimmer Paper.
~Fold all flower pieces in half length-wise with a Bone Folder so your flower will have some dimension.
~Attach two of the small double flowers that look like a funny bow tie in the center with a Glue Dot or two.
~Attach the four medium petals in between the smaller petals that you already attached.  Use at least two Glue Dots.
~Now add the four large petals so they line up with the small center petals.  If you want your flower to look more round add two more large petals.
~My flower was not holding together well so I criss-crossed Tear & Tape across the back of the large and medium Petals, then attached it to the front of the box.
~Add two of the + pieces to the center with the white side showing.  Use a Glue Dot in the center of each and attach to the Flower center.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Finish:
~Stamp Merry Christmas on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.  Cut out with the Desired Tags & Labels Framelit.  Make sure and use the Small Circle Framelit to cut out the hole.  Or you can use a 1/4″ Hole Punch like I did.  Tie it onto the front hole in your Baker’s Box.  Use a Glue Dot to hold it in position.
~Tie your Baker’s Box closed with the 3/4″ Real Red Ribbon.

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Have fun making your own Christmas Baker’s Box.  I hope you have enjoyed see ing a variety of ways to use your Baker’s Box Thinlits!

Welcome Baby Lily Card

My friend’s granddaughter just gave birth to a little girl named Lily.  I hope you enjoy this fun Baby Card!
Baby Card for LilySUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Something for Baby stamps and Thinlits  Wood #
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Flirty Flamingo
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack #141657
Big Shot:  Lucky Stars embossing folder #135817
Punch:  Classic Label #
Other:  Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  Sponge Flirty Flamingo ink around the edges.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock, then cut out with coordinating die or punch:
~Sweet Sugarplum ink:  booties, Hello Baby
~Flirty Flamingo ink:  bib, flower
~Onsie: Cut from Playful Palette Sweet Sugarplum Polka Dot paper.
4.  Arrange all pieces where you want them.  Attach Hello Baby with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Glue on all the other pieces.
5.  If you want to add some interest to the envelope flap, emboss it with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.

Welcome to Baby Lilly who happens to have LOTS of dark hair!

Foxy Friends Birthday Card

This Foxy Friends Birthday Card is for my grandson.  I love this Foxy Friends Bundle!  I used the Party Pop-Up Happy Birthday Thinlit inside the card.
Foxy Friends Boy's Birthday CardIf you want the supply list and instructions for this card, please subscribe to my newsletter over on the side bar or on the pop-up.  You will also need to sign up for the FREE Membership site with the link on the Thank You page.  Then look for the August 2016 Projects.

 

Happy Wedding Card in Red and Silver

A friend of mine was married earlier this month so I used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit to make her a Wedding card.
Tiffany's Bloomin' Heart Wedding CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings  Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits  #140621
Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707
Punch:  Decorative Label  #120907
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ 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 Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit from Silver Glimmer Paper.  It will cut best if you put the Thinlit on the White side of the Glimmer Paper.  You can also cut five small hearts using the Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits.  (NOTE: I used a retired punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack.)  Glue the Hearts onto your card front.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a Real Red Enamel Shapes Heart if desired.
4.  If desired, add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ insert in the center of the card to write on.

Enjoy making cards with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.

Thoughtful Branches Flower Birthday Card

This fun Flower Birthday Card is made with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle which is only available until August 31, 2016.  Enjoy making a variety of cards with this Bundle.
Thoughtful Branches Flower Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches #144328 (available until Aug 31, 2016)
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings   Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Garden Green
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your Flower with Crushed Curry ink on So Saffron card stock paying attention where the tab is.  Now cut it out with the coordinating Thinlit matching the tab with where the stamp tab.  Cut out the stem and leaves from Garden Green card stock.
4.  Lay out Flower and Stem with leaves on your card front in the desired position.  Glue to card front.
5.  Cut your So Saffron Banner at 1-1/4″ x 4″ or so.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Garden Green ink.  Cut your Banner notches with the Banner Triple Punch centering the Banner in the punch.  (Note:  you can cut the Banner piece at 1″ to make it easier to punch.)  Add to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy the versatility of the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

 

Oh Happy Day in Navy & White

This card uses the Floral Phrases stamp set for the stamped border and the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper for  the center of the card.  I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set with the Classic Label Punch for the sentiment.  This card takes a little bit more time, but gives a WOW!
Navy & White Floral Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Floral Phrases  Wood #141764, Clear #141767
Thoughtful Banners  Photopolymer #141614
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White for your card base
Night of Navy
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663
Punch:  Classic Label  #141491
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp your Floral Phrases border stamps 1/2″ from both the top and bottom edges in Night of Navy ink.
4.  Cut your Floral Boutique paper at 2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Center it between your stamped border and attach.  Attach your card front to your card base.
5.  Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock in Night of Navy ink.  Also stamp the border around your words in Night of Navy ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensional halves.

Enjoy the monochromatic look of Navy and White with the Floral Boutique paper combined with the Floral Phrases stamp set.

Foxy Friends Skunk Card

Here is the last Foxy Friends card we made at my last class.  It is a cute little Skunk.  Enjoy making this cute skunk card for someone.
Foxy Friends-SkunkSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set + Fox Builder Punch #142326
Stamps:
 Fresh Fruit Photopolymer #141770
Ink & Marker:  Memento Black ink pad
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Basic Black
Watermelon Wonder
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141657
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Punch:  Scallop Tag Topper #133324
Blossom Builder #141469
Accents:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon #141426
Pearls
Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape #141659
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Let’s make our Skunk now.  Punch:
~Basic Black:  head, body, tail
~Whisper White:  Body, Face part, hair, tail
NOTE:  The easiest way to slim down the Tail stripe is to attach it to the sticky part of a Post-It note and hold it in the tail part of the punch trimming off the same width along one side.
~Flirty Flamingo (small flower on Blossom Builder Punch)
~Use the smallest Layering Oval Framelit on the Whisper White Body punch out to cut the white body front.
4.  Assemble and glue together:
~The Head:  Basic Black Head, Whisper White face piece and hair.  Use your Basic Black Marker to edge the hair.  Choose the Eyes & nose stamp you want and Stamp it on the white face piece with Memento Black ink.  Now add the Flower with a Pearl in the center.
~Body:  Glue the Whisper White oval cut out to the Basic Black Body.  Glue the Body to the Head.
~Tail:  Glue the Whisper White stripe to the Basic Black Tail.  Glue to the Body.
We are now finished with the Skunk.
5.  Cut your Whisper White Tag at 1-7/8″ x 4″.  Punch off the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Decide where to stamp your Fresh Fruit Circles, the stamp in Memento Black ink.
6.  Attach your Skunk to the Tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used half Dimensionals.
7.  Add your Washi Tape at the lower part of your Tag.
8.  Add your Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon to your Tag Hole.  I used about 6″ of Ribbon, folded it in half, then put the folded edge through the front of the Tag Hole.  I then threaded both ends through the ribbon loop at the back of the Tag Hole and pulled the Ribbon tight.  Attach the Tag to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, making sure one of the half Dimensionals is on the Ribbon.

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I hope you have as much fun making animals as I have with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

Foxy Friends Bunny Card

I saw a couple of Bunnies made with the Foxy Friends Bundle, but tweaked it so I was happy with the ears.  I hope you enjoy making your own version of this Bunny.
Foxy Friends-BunnySUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set + Fox Builder Punch  #142326
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Memento Black
Cucumber Crush
While Wasabi
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Chocolate Chip
Punch: Classic Label #141491
Other:  Stamping Sponges #141337
Paper Snips
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Let’s make the Bunny first.  You can use either a 1-1/2″ strip or a 2-1/2″ strip of Whisper White to punch out the Bunny Body, Head, and two Tails which become ears.  Punch out 1 Pink Pirouette Classic Label.  Fold it in half so the points match, then cut on the fold line.
2.  Hold the two “Ears” (Tail punch part) together and trim off the curved ends to get the shape of ears you want.  Trim the Pink Pirouette Label halves (at the same time) to get the inside of the Bunny Ears.  I had the pointed part of the Classic Label go at the bottom of the Ears.  Glue together.
3.  Trim the ears off the Bunny Head.  Choose the eyes and nose stamp you want.  Stamp the face.  It was easier to dot each eye on the Memento Black and the nose on the Flirty Flamingo ink pad, then to use Markers.  Make sure there is no excess ink on the stamp as it will end up on your Bunny.  Glue the ears to the head now.
4.  Stamp two Flirty Flamingo paws on the Bunny Body.  Glue the Body to the Head.
5.  Stamp the Tree Stump on Chocolate Chip card stock with Early Espresso ink.  Cut out.  All the small stuff is finished now.
6.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge the “Grass” with Crushed Cucumber ink at the bottom.  Stamp the multi-leaf stem in Wild Wasabi ink on the grass and at the top of the card front (Tree leaves).  Sponge the center with Soft Sky ink until you get the shade you like.
7.  Lay out the Tree Stump and the Bunny in the desired position.  Attach the stump first.  I attached the Bunny with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a sentiment if desired.
8.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Attach your card front to your card base.

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Have fun adding a Bunny to your collection of Foxy Friends animals.

 

Bunch of Blossoms Flower Card in Pinks

This is pretty quick Bunch of Blossoms flower card to make for any occasion.  The three-step stamping add a great look to the flower petals which coordinate with a punch so you do not have to cut them out.  Choose your favorite color(s) and make a rainbow of these flower cards.
Bunch of Blossoms flower card in Pinks

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Bunch of Blossoms Photopolymer stamps ” Blossom Builder Punch #142345
Ink:  Blusing Bride
Rose Red
Real Red
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Adhesives:  Glue Dots and/or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp four flower petals in a 1-1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock:
~Blushing Bride ink = most solid stamp
~Rose Red-stamp that looks like just part of a petal
~Real Red-outline stamp
3.  Punch out your petals by inserting your stamped strip through the left side.  This will let your petals come out whole.  If you insert the strip from the right, parts will be punched out of your petals.
4.  Decide where you want your flower.  Stamp your stem in Wild Wasabi ink.  Attach your flower petals with two Glue Dots on each petal.  Start with the petal at the top and overlap each petal a little.
5.  Stamp the 5 point flower in Wild Wasabi ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out.  Attach with Glue Dots or Tombow Glue to cover where the bottom of the petals meet.  Stamp a leaf in Wild Wasabi ink.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink.
7.  Stamp the small flowers in Rose Red Ink and the dotted centers in Real Red ink.

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This fun Bunch of Blossoms flower card is great for a variety of occasions and in lots of different colors.

Swirly Scribbles Baker’s Box

This Baker’s Box is quick to make and decorate  and fill with treats or a small gift.  Change the colors to make the the gift receiver happy.
SwirlyScribblesBaker'sBox-001SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Suite Sayings   Wood #140709, Clear #140712
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Rose Red
Pink Pirouette
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Punch:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch  #133324
Project Life Corner Punch #135346
Owl Builder Punch  #118074
Other:  Silver 1/8″ Ribbon  #132137
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rose Red card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Cut your two Baker’s Box pieces from the Rose Red card stock.  Make sure and use one of the pieces to cut a ribbon hole in the top flaps.  Assemble your box.  Watch this Video if you need instructions.
2.  Cut out four Swirly Scribbles circles from Pink Pirouette card stock.  Glue one to each side of your Baker’s Box.
3.  Cut a 2″ x 3″ Piece of Pink Pirouette.  Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper punch and round the lower corners.  Stamp your sentiment in Rose Red ink.  Punch out a small Rose Red heart using the Owl Builder Punch and glue beside the word “Heart”. Fill with treats.   Tie the tag to your Baker’s Box with the Silver Ribbon.

Have fun making a variety of colors of Baker’s Boxes!

Congrats Graduation Card

Graduation cards celebrate the hard work of the graduate to meet all the requirements.  My helper, Kiev, made this card for her brother who graduates from High School this week.  His school colors are blue and red.  Change the card colors to the school colors of your graduate.
Congrats Graduate cardCongrats Graduate card - Pop-Up insideSUPPLIES:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:
 Bravo  Photopolymer #135380  (retiring May 31, 2015)
Crazy About You  Wood #138856, Clear #138859, Photopolymer #137137
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Whisper White
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper  #135315
Big Shot:  Party Pop-Up Thinlits #140620
Punch:  *Sprinkles #141472
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder (sorry-no longer available)  Choose Gold, Silver, White, or Clear embossing powder instead.
Heat Tool #129053
Big Shot Die Brush  #140603
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″  Score and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White Pop-Up card center at 4″ x 10-1/2″.  Score and fold at 5-1/4″.
3.  Choose the Hip Hip Hooray Party Pop-Up Thinlit, line up the arrows with the fold line on your Whisper White and run through your Big Shot.  Watch this Video for more detailed instructions. Attach to your card inside.
4.  Cut your Night of Navy card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
5.  Stamp Congrats in VersaMark ink on your card front.  Sprinkle with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  Remove excess.  Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool.  Watch this Video if you need help with heat embossing.  Repeat with the Happy Graduation.  Attach your card front to your card base, making sure the inside is facing up and the card front is facing up.  (After several times of putting the card front on so the inside was upside down, I ALWAYS check now so I don’t have to remake the card!)
6.  Punch out your confetti shapes with the Sprinkles Punch.  You can also use the leftover confetti shapes from the Hip Hip Hooray.  Glue to your card front with either Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue.
7.  Write your congratulations message inside your card and give to the Happy Graduate.

Enjoy making Graduation cards!

 

More Stamping 101 & 102 Cards

Here are Stamping 101 and Stamping 102 cards made by my friends at our Upline Meeting.  I hope this inspires you to make your own Stamping 101 and Stamping 102 cards.

MADE BY KAREN
Karen used the NEW Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle #142353.  For her 101 card she just stamped on the card base.  For her 102 card she cut the card front off at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and layered it on a Dapper Denim card base.  She also added some die cuts from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.
Karen's Stamping 101 CardKarens Stamping 102 CardMADE BY BILLIE
Billie used the NEW Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer #141739 stamp set.  I did not get a picture of her Stamping 101 card.  She just stamped the words directly on the card base for 101 and added the layers (Layering Squares Framelits) for 102.  She also added some Pearls for 102.
Billies Stamping 102 CardMADE BY SHARON
Sharon’s Stamping 101 card has everything just stamped on the card base.  For her Stamping 102 card she just stamped the tree and leaves a second time on Whisper White card stock then cut it in a rectangle and layered it with the same color of card stock as she stamped the Tree in.  She them punched out a small heart and layered it on the rectangle.  She used the Sheltering Tree stamp set  Photopolymer #137163.
Sharons Stamping 102 CardI hope this gives you some ideas to either simplify your cards using Stamping 101 Techniques, OR add some layers, die cuts, or embellishments for a Stamping 102 Card.

Painter’s Palette-Stamping 101 & 102

At our Upline Meeting at Sharon’s House she had us do a basic single layer card (Stamping 101), then add some elements with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the card some Pop (Stamping 102).  The purpose of this was to help us help teach beginning stampers to design their own cards – which are usually stamped on the card base, then step it up with a few simple additions.  It was a fun experience.  Try it for yourself and have some fun!  It took us about 1-1/2 hours to make the two versions.  We did just use our Stamping 101 card and added to it.
Painter's Palette - Stamping 101We started out with a NEW Stamp set in front of us.  I even got to assemble it for her since it was Wood Mount.  She had all the NEW In Color ink pads, card stock, and the NEW Ruched Ribbon.  There was also Whisper White card stock, the NEW Duet Banners Punch, and the NEW Layered Squares Framelits.

SUPPLIES -101 & 102:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:  *Painter’s Palette  Wood #141907, Clear #141910
Ink:  *Dapper Denim #141394
*Emerald Envy #141396
*Peekaboo Peach #141398
*Flirty Flamingo #141397
*Sweet Sugarplum #141395
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Layered Squares Framelits # #141708
Punch:  *Duet Banner #141483
Ribbon:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon #141427
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig  #101049
Stamping Sponge
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Glue Dots

STAMPING 101 CARD INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video if you need help making a card base.
2.  Lay your card base in the landscape position – with the fold at the top.
3.  Stamp your words in the center of the frame in Emerald Envy ink.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig if you want.  Watch this Video to learn how to use your Stamp-a-ma-jig.
4.  Choose the ink stamps and the ink color for each stamp.  Stamp each stamp diagonally in the same direction in at least two places.  Fill in any large spaces with the smaller stamps.  Yes, one stamp will look like it is going backwards.  No one will notice unless you tell them.  Remember to stamp straight down and straight up to avoid getting “Ring around the Rubber”.
5.  Your basic Stamping 101 card is finished!

Painters Palette - Stamping 102STAMPING 102 CARD INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Follow all the steps for the Stamping 101 card.  You do NOT need to stamp the words in the center as you will be covering them up.
2.  Stamp the following on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.
~Stamp the Painter’s Easel two times in Dapper Denim ink.
~Stamp the words in Emerald Envy inside one of the Frames of a Painter’s Easel.
~Stamp “A Little Expression of Love” In Emerald Envy ink.
3.  Use your Paper Snips to cut out around one of your stamped Painter’s Easels.  Only the two feet and the top will be showing so cut those pieces extra well and the frame will be covered up.  Attach to the center of your card with either SNAIL, Fast Fuse, or Tombow Glue.
4.  Choose the Layered Square Framelit you like best to cut the Frame out of the other stamped Painter’s Easel.  I chose a Scallop one that was slightly larger than the Frame.  Cut it out with your Big Shot.  Sponge around the Scallop edges with a Stamping Sponge wedge and Dapper Denim ink.  Attach over the Frame of your Painter’s Easel which is on your card front.
5.  Punch out the “A Little Expression…” with the Duet Banner Punch.  Put your card stock in the punch so you can see the stamped words through the Banner holes in the bottom of the punch.  Line up the words so they are in the position you like and punch.  Sponge some Emerald Envy ink around the edges of the punched banner.  Put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched banner.  Attach it to the upper left corner of your card front.
6.  Tie a bow with the Ruched Ribbon.  If you have trouble tying a bow, just tie a knot with about 1-1/2″ on one end and then cut off the other end to match.  Attach to your Painter’s Easel on the upper right corner with Glue Dots.
7.  A few extra steps can take your card from cute and nice to impressive.

Have fun making a Stamping 101 Card and then adding some layers to it for your Stamping 102 card!
Nendy Kerr

Sneak Peek: Hooray Happy Birthday Card

This Hooray Happy Birthday Card uses the NEW Confetti Celebration stamp set.  The background uses the Confetti embossing folder and your NEW Emerald Envy ink pad and card stock.  Have fun making this card for the next birthday in your family!
Hooray Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:
  *Confetti Celebration   Wood #141510, Clear #142034
Ink:  *Emerald Envy #141396
Card Stock:  *Emerald Envy #141415
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Ovals Collection Framelits (retiring) #  (After June 1st use the *Layering Ovals Framelits #141706)
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547  (For Happy Birthday Banner)
Punches:  2″ Circle  #133782
Confetti Star #135861
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Emerald Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video if you want more instructions on making a card base.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Get your embossing folder.  Find the smooth side where the parts to be embossed are lower than the flat part.  Use your Emerald Envy ink pad to ink up this side of your embossing folder.  Don’t worry about keeping the center oval clean as it will be covered up.  Put your Whisper White card stock on the UNINKED side of the embossing folder and get it in the position you want – with the Oval in the center.  Close your embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Set aside to dry.  Clean your embossing folder with running water from your sink.
3.  Stamp “Hooray” and “Happy Birthday” in Emerald Envy ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out the Hooray with a 2″ Circle Punch.  Cut out the Happy Birthday with the Banner Framelit from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both pieces.
4.  Choose the Oval Framelit that fits best inside the Oval on the embossing folder and cut it out of Emerald Envy card stock.
5.  Now it is time to put everything together and turn it into a card.
~Use Tombow Glue to attach your embossed card stock to your card base.  Center it so the card base shows equally around your embossed piece.
~Add your cut out Oval over the Oval space on your embossed piece.  I used Tombow Glue.
~Decide the position of your “Hooray” and “Happy Birthday”.  Remove the Stampin’ Dimensional backs and attach.
6.  If you are like me and did not leave enough room on both sides of your Happy Birthday so it could be in the center when you cut it out, then you can punch out a few Stars from the Confetti Stars Punch and glue them to your Happy Birthday Banner.  😉

Have fun making your own Hooray Happy Birthday Card to celebrate the next birthday in your family or for a friend!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Grateful Bunch Butterfly Card

Here is another quick & easy Grateful Bunch Bundle card.  Have fun making LOTS of these!
Grateful Bunch 3 Flowers CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Grateful Bunch
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Watermelon Wonder
Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Other:  Vintage Faceted Buttons
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score & Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp:
~2 sets of leaves in Wild Wasabi ink on card base
~Butterfly and greeting in Blackberry ink on card base
~3 flowers (on 1 stamp) in Watermelon Wonder ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Make sure the 2 larger flowers are on the edge of your card stock.  Punch out.  Curl the flower tips with your Bone Folder or your fingers.
3.  Lay out your Flowers on the stamped Leaves where you want them.  Attach with 2-4 Glue Dots each.  Add Rhinestones to the 2 smaller flowers.  Attach a small Vintage Faceted Button to the large flower with 3-4 Glue Dots.  Tie a bow with the Baker’s Twine and attach it with a Glue Dot.

Grateful Bunch Buy Tag-001

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Beautiful Bunch Birthday Card

Here is another quick card with flowers.  This time I used the Beautiful Bunch stamp set which also comes bundled with the Fun Flower Punch.  Enjoy making this card for your family and friends!  Change the stamps and papers for some variety.
Beautiful Bunch Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Beautiful Bunch stamp set + Fun Flower Punch  Wood #140258, Clear #140259
Stamps:  Beautiful Bunch stamp set only  Wood #134279, Clear #134282
Tin of Cards  Photopolymer #138946
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Whisper White
Real Red
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper  #135315
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #140548
Punches:  2″ Circle Punch #133782
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch #118874
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Other:  Metal Rimmed Pearls  #138394
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your flowers with Real Red ink making sure to stay about 1/8″ -1/4″ away from the fold.
3.  Cut your flower paper at 1-1/4″ x 6″.  Attach to card base about 1/8″ – 1/4″ from fold line.  Cut your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper at 3/8″ x 6″.  Attach next to flower paper.  Trim away the papers that hang over the edge.  I left these papers a little longer than necessary so they would not be too short as that has been happening to me a lot lately.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2″ Circle Punch leaving some blank space at the top of the circle for the flower.
5.  Punch a 2-3/6″ Scallop Circle from Real Red card stock.  Attach to Happy Birthday Circle and card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Punch an Itty Bitty Accents Flower from Real Red card stock.  Bend the petals up around the center.  Attach to your Happy Birthday circle with 2 Glue Dots.  Peel the yellowish backing from the Metal Rimmed Pearl and put in the center of your Itty Bitty Flower.
7.  You can stamp Flowers on your Envelope Flap if desired.

Clear Mount Bundle   Beautiful Bunch Buy Now-001

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr