File Tab Candy Holder

Do you need a quick and easy candy holder for Halloween?  This one uses the File Tab Edgelits to make the candy holder.  Try making one for a special Trick or Treater!
Hershey's Miniature Candy Bar HolderSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  A Little Something
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black card stock
Big Shot:  File Tabs Edgelits #133729
Punches:  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
Other:  Happy Haunting Washi Tape #139608
Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine
Glue Dots
Dimenensionals
3 Hershey Miniature Candy Bars

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Score at 2-1/2″ and 2-3/4″ along the 5-1/2″ side.
2.  Cut the 4″ sides with your File Tab Edgelits & Big Shot.  I put a Tab on each side.
3.  Stamp Trick or Treat in Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.  Punch a 203/8″ Basic Black Scallop Circle.  Layer together with Dimensionals.  Tie a bow with Baker’s Twine and attach it with a Glue Dot.
4. Attach three Hershey’s Miniature Candy Bars to the inside above the score line with Glue Dots.
5.  Use Washi Tape to hold the sides closed.
6.  Attach the Scallop Circles to one side with Dimensionals.
7.  Give to a special Trick or Treater.  You can also make more for your Halloween party.

Happy Halloween!
Nendy Kerr

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

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

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

Betsy’s Blooms Embossed Birthday Card

I was in the mood to do some heat embossing with my recently acquired Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder, the Betsy’s Blooms stamp set, and my new super quiet Heat Tool.   I also used the Melon Mambo embossing powder and the Blossom Petals Builder Punch.  This was a fun card to make!  I hope you enjoy making one for yourself or a friend.
Betsy's Blossoms Embossed Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Betsy’s Blossoms w#126004  c#126006
Create a Cupcake w#121915  c#121982
Card Stock:  Tempting Turquoise
Pacific Point
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark
Melon Mambo
Punches:  Blossom Petals Builder #121808
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
Modern Label #119849
Work Window #119857
Embossing Powder:  Melon Mambo #123223
Tempting Turquoise #122950
Other:  Heat Tool #129053
Dimensionals
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Tempting Turquoise card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold and 4-1/4″.
2.  Rub the Embossing Buddy over your card front to keep embossing powder only on inked areas.  Stamp large Blossom with VersaMark ink several times on your card front.  Generously sprinkle Tempting Turquoise embossing powder over VersaMark images.  Pour excess back into container.  Heat with Heat Tool on High until all embossing powder is melted.
3.  Stamp large Blossom with VersaMark ink on Whisper White card stock.  Generously sprinkle Melon Mambo embossing powder over VersaMark Blossom.  Pour excess back into jar.  Heat with Heat Tool on High until all embossing powder is melted.  Punch Melon Mambo flower out with 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle.
4.  Punch large Blossom Petals:  6 Pacific Point and 2 Melon Mambo.  Punch the Modern Label out of Pacific Point.
5.  Stamp sentiment in Melon Mambo on Whisper White card stock and punch out with Word Window Punch.  Layer sentiment onto Modern Label with Dimensionals.  Layer on the two Melon Mambo Blossom Petalss.
6.  Layer the 6 Pacific Point Blossom Petals under the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Blossom.  I used SNAIL to adhere them.
7.  Position sentiment layers and Blossom layers on card front as desired.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
8.  Admire your lovely card!

You can purchase all the supplies to make this Blossom Card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 

 

Floral District Birthday card

This fun Birthday card was chosen as a favorite by my customers.  It uses the Decorate a Daisy stamp set (w#125989 c#125991), Curly Cute stamp set (w#117014 c#120510), Floral District Designer Series Paper (#126919), 3/8″ Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126845), 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch (#118874), Fancy Flower Punch (#118073), 1″ Circle punch (#119868).  I rounded the ends of the sentiment label with a circle punch.  I colored the edges of the Scallop Circle and sentiment by dragging them across my Daffodil Delight ink pad.  The Daisy is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and punched with the Fancy Flower punch.
Floral District Birthday

You can purchase all the products to make this card at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 

Stippled Blossoms Convention Swap

The Stippled Blossoms stamp set was at the top of my Wish list when I first saw it.  I made this card and decided to use it as my swap (card front to trade with others) at the Stampin’ Up! Convention this week.  This is a quick and easy card adaptable for any occasion.
Stipple Flower Convention SwapSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms  w#126745  c#126747
Itty Bitty Banners  w#125255  c#126257
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple #126859
Primrose Petals #126858
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple #126842
Primrose Petals #126841
Pink Pirouette #111351
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Folder #127751
Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Punch:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
SNAIL adhesive
Dimensionals

DIRECTIONS:
1.  Pink Pirouette 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, scored and folded at 4-1/4″  Adhere Raspberry Ripple 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card front.
2.  Primrose Petals card front layer:  3-3/4″ x 5″.  Emboss with Fancy Fan Folder and your Big Shot.  Adhere to Raspberry Ripple card front.
3.  Stamp Stippled Blossoms Flower on Pink Pirouette card stock.  Solid stamp in Primrose Petals ink.  Stamp lined image on Stamp-a-ma-jig sheet in Early Espresso or Basic Black ink.  Clean stamp.  Use image on Stamp-a-ma-jig sheet to position stamped image where you want it.  Line up Stamp-a-ma-jig handle with sheet, then remove sheet and stamp lined image in Raspberry Ripple ink.  Punch out Stippled Blossoms flower using the Scallop Circle Punch.
4.  Stamp sentiment in Raspberry Ripple ink on Pink Pirouette card stock.  Use the Bitty Banners Framelits and your Big Shot to cut it out.  Cut the desired Floral Frames Framelit from Raspberry Ripple card stock.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Bitty Banner, the Floral Frames flower, and the Scallop Circle.  Attach the Scallop Circle and the Floral Frames together with Dimensionals.
5.  Lay banner and Stippled Blossoms flower in desired positions and adhere with Dimensionals.

You can get everything to make this project in My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping, Punching and Die Cutting!
Nendy

International Birthday

I am really enjoying the variety of patterns in the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper!  I reproduced the flower pattern in the paper with Scallop Circle Punches.
International Birthday

International BirthdaySUPPLIES:
Stamps: Layered Labels w#127070  c#1270722
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#115370  c#127802
Ink:  Early Espresso #126974
Lucky Limeade #126984
Pacific Point #126951
Designer Series Paper:  International Bazaar #126920
Card Stock:  Pacific Point #111350
Daffodil Delight #119683
Tangerine Tango #111349
Very Vanilla #101650
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
1″ Circle #119868
Large Oval #119855
Smaller Oval (retired)
1/2″ Circle 119869
Other:  Paper Trimmer or1 Scissors
Dazzling Details 124117
SNAIL
Dimensionals

DIRECTIONS:
1.  Cut Very Vanilla card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut International Bazaar paper at 5-1/2″ x 12″.  From this strip cut a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece and a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece.  Adhere the 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece to the card base with the brown pattern facing up.  Adhere the 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece with the flower pattern facing up.
3.  Make the punch flower.  Punch the Large Scallop Circle from Pacific Point card stock and the smaller Scallop Circle from Daffodil Delight card stock.  Cut and punch as in the above photo.  Adhere flower parts with SNAIL. Lay on card front.
4.  Sentiment Label.  Stamp 2 times:  Early Espresso ink, and Lucky Limeade ink.  Stamp the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in Pacific Point ink.  Cut the Early Espresso image with your Big Shot and the Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Punch the large Oval from the Lucky Limeade image.  Punch the smaller Oval from the Pacific Point image.  Adhere all layers with Dimensionals.
5.  Lay out sentiment label and punched flower in desired positions.  Adhere with Dimensionals.  Now add Dazzling Details as desired.  Set aside to dry for at least 30 minutes.  Next time I think I will use either Pearls or Rhinestones instead of the Dazzling Details.
6.  Admire your unique card!

You can purchase all the supplies to make this card from My Online Stampin’ Up! Store!

Happy Stamping and punching!
Nendy

Day of Gratitude Summer Flower

Day of Gratitude has been a favorite stamp set of mine since it came out.  Here is a Summer version.  I used the large single leaf to make a flower.
Day of Gratitude Flower

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Day of Gratitude  w#120835  c#121148

Bring On the Cake  w#121899  c#121958 
Ink:  Gumball Green  #126861
Marina Mist #126962
Card Stock:  Gumball Green #126840
Marina Mist #119682
Whisper White #100730
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle  #118874
Blossom Petals Builder #121808
Other:  Brights Glimmer Brads #121006
SNAIL #104332  Refill #104331
Dimensionals #104430
Paper Piercing Tool #126189
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199
Paper Snips #103579 for cutting out the “Flower”
Craft Scissors #108360 for cutting the long straight lines of the Triangles.
Post-It-Notes

DIRECTIONS:
1.
  Stamp the
Day of Gratitude branch of leaves so they form a triangle shape.  Use Gumball Green Ink and Whisper White card stock.  Cut around the leaves into a triangle shape.  Trim the corners slightly and punch by inserting the card stock corner in through the top of the larges flower in the Blossom Petals Builder Punch.  Repeat with the other 2 corners in the triangle.  Cut a piece of Marina Mist card stock slightly larger than the White Triangle.  Trim and punch the corners to match the Whisper White card stock triangle.
2.  Stamp five Day of Gratitude single leaves in Marina Mist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out and trim off the stem.  Place the cut out leaves in a circle so one side is on top of the next flower and the other side is under the flower.  Adhere with SNAIL.  Poke a hole through the center of the flower with the Paper Piercing Tool.  Insert Glimmer Brad.  Put Dimensional on the back of the Flower and place in center of the stamped leaves.  Adhere the two triangles together with Dimensionals.
3.  Stamp Birthday sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Marina Mist ink.  Punch so the sentiment is in the lower half of the Scallop Circle.  Attach the punched sentiment to the Post-It-Note and insert into punch.  Line up the scallops at the side and trim off the top so it forms an oval scallop.
4.  Place the Triangle and the sentiment in the desired positions on the Gumball Green card base.  Adhere the Triangles with SNAIL.  Adhere the sentiment with Dimensional. 
5.  Admire your unique card!

You can obtain all the supplies for this project from My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 

Monogrammed Pillow Die Treat Holders

Pillow Boxes
These were made to try out my new Pillow Box Bigz die and Serif Essentials Alphabet dies.  Yes, these dies are expensive.  But… as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I get an extra 15% discount on the first item I order during my birthday month as a Birthday Present from Stampin’ Up!  So that really means I got the dies for 35% off!!!!  Who can resist a great deal??!!  If you would like a deal like this, in addition to the other fun and perks (and yes, some work too), talk to  or email me about joining my team.  OR you could hold a Workshop with orders totaling of $400 or more and get anything in the catalog at 50% off!!!  (Including a Big Shot or these dies!!!!!)  Email me to discuss the details.

Anyway, back to my post.  These cute little pillow boxes were for my daughter and her fiance.  I delivered them last week.  They each contained 2 of the round Lindt chocolates.  The color combination is close to their wedding colors.  My DD has always loved this color of green so I wasn’t surprised that it was one of her wedding colors.  Her fiance’s favorite color is blue, so they chose a blue that looked good with the green she most liked in the fabric store.  Feel free to use your favorite color combination!!!

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Green Galore (retired)
Pacific Point
Punch:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle page 210 #118874
Big Shot:  Pillow Box page 223  #113466
Serif Essentials Alphabet (Capital Letters)  page 223  #113464

DIRECTIONS:
1.
  Die cut Pillow Box in desired color of card stock.  Die cut desired Letter from Pillow Box scrap.
2.  Fold straight score lines.  Adhere side tab with Sticky Strip.
3.  Punch Scallop Circle in a Contrasting Color.  Adhere die cut letter in desired position on Scallop Circle.  Adhere Scallop Circle to Pillow Box.  If Letter sticks out over Scallop Circle, outline it using a contrasting color of Marker.  I used the Pacific Point marker to outline the parts of the K that were against the green.
4.  Fold in flaps on one end of the box.  NOTE:  When folding in the top flaps, fold the one with the half circle cut out first.  This makes it easier to open the box.
5.  Fill as desired.  I used two round Lindt Chocolates.
6.  Fold in last side flaps, remembering to fold in the one with the finger circle cut out first.
7.  Admire your cute little Pillow Box before giving it to someone special.

Happy Halloween!

Today is Halloween….. The day for little Trick or Treaters to dress up and get far too much candy!  Here are some Treats for you!

Stampin’ Up! has extended the “Join Stampin’ Up! and get either a Free Big Shot or $100 worth of merchandise” deal until November 11th!  Now that is a great “Treat”!

Happy Halloween!SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Spooky Bingo Bits  page 25  w#123944  c#123946
Warmest of Wishes  (Holiday Mini Hostess)  page 5  w#122670  c#122572
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango
Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Inks:  Basic Black
Early Espresso
Punches:  Owl Builder  page 213  #118074
1-1/4″ Circle  page 212  #119861
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle  page 210  #118872
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle  page 210  #119854
Other:  1″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags (50)  (Holiday Mini) page 11 #124134
Mini Glue Dots

Directions:
1.
  Stamp images and punch as desired.
2.  To fill bags:  Cut a 1″ x 11″ piece of computer paper and fold in half lengthwise.  Slide inside bag.  Add candy using a chopstick or something similar to help slide the candy to the bottom ot the bag.  Adhere flap.  Attach toppers with Mini Glue Dots.
3.  Enjoy!

As a special treat today, I also have a card for you.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween!SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Scaredy Cat  page 23  w#122555  c#122557
Inks:  Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Papers:  Old Olive card base, rectangle under “Happy Halloween”
Basic Black 5-1/4″ x 4″
Whisper White
Frightful Sight DSP  page 22  #122351  5″ x 3-3/4″
Glimmer Brads page 199:  Basics (Black)  #121003
Brights (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie)  #121006
Punches:  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle  page 210  #119854
1-3/8″ Circle  page 212  #119860
Tools:  Mat Pack  page 207  #105826
Paper Piercing Tool  page 207  #116631

DIRECTIONS:
1.
  Adhere DSP to Basic Black Card Layer.  Adhere to card base.
Stamp Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango onto Whisper White card stock.  Trim around as desired.  Place onto scrap of Old Olive and trim Old Olive as desired.  Using the Mat Pack hole grid, line up small holes in area where brads are.  The second row of holes is where you want the brads so place as desired.  Go in 6 holes from the right side and pierce hole.  Then count over 5 more holes going to the left and pierce.  Move over 5 more holes to the left and pierce last hole.  Remove hole grid.  Widen holes with piercing tool.  Check to see if brad tabs separate.  If they don’t use piercing tool to help spread the tabs apart by placing the pointy part under the tabs and slide it up to separate tabs.  Be careful of the point!  Insert brads.  Place Dimensionals on the back and adhere to front of DSP.
2.  Color Cat with Basic Black marker and stamp onto Whisper White card stock.  Punch with circle punch.  Punch Scallop Circle from Basic Black.  Adhere Cat to Scallop Circle.  Place Dimensionals on back and adhere to card front.
3.  Have a Happy Halloween!

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Rock n’ Roll Leaves

How do you like my new banner and background?  I do enjoy variety!  I made them with My Digital Studio.  Quick and fun!

Here is a Thanksgiving card we made at my last class.  I love looking at Fall leaves, even though I don’t get to see very many where I live.

Autumn Splendor, Hand Penned Holidays

Supplies:
Stamps:
  Autumn Splendor
Hand Penned Holidays
Card Stock:  Whisper White-card base and card front
Soft Suede-card front layer, scrap for punching
Always Artichoke-scallop punch
Pear Pizzazz-scrap for punching
Designer Series Paper (DSP):  Spice Cake for punching
Inks:   Early Espresso
More Mustard
Old Olive
Pear Pizzazz
River Rock
Soft Suede
Punches:  1-3/4″  Scallop Circle
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
Boho Blossoms
Embellishements:  Gold Brad
Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon
Crochet Trim
Tools:
Paper Piercing Tool
Mat Pack

Directions:
1.
  Stamp sentiment using Early Espresso ink in desired position on card front.
2.  Use Rock n’ Roll Technique to stamp leaves around sentiment on card front.  Rock n’ Roll Technique.  Choose 1 stamp and 2 ink colors-1 light, 1 darker.  Ink stamp with the lighter color.  Then gently roll stamp edges in the darker ink.  Stamp.
3.  Punch a 2-3/8 Scallop Circle from Always Artichoke card stock.  Lightly rub scallops on Early Espresso ink pad or sponge edges.
4.  Punch 2 1-3/4″ Scallop Circles from two patterns of Spice Cake DSP.  Cut each circle in half and rub edges on Early Espresso ink pad or sponge edges.  a.  Hold pattern 1.  Place pattern 2 over the pattern 1 piece, aligning the scallops.  Use adhesive of choice.  b.  Place 2nd pattern 1 piece over the single layer of the pattern 1 piece, align scallops. Adhere.  c.  Place last piece under one side and on top of the other side so the patterns alternate.  Adhere.

Scallop Circle Assembly

5.  Using Boho Blossoms punch, punch largest flower from Soft Suede and small flower from Pear Pizzazz.  (Note:  It will be easier if you poke a hole in the paper first, then center the hold inside the flower, then punch the flower.)  Put the brad through these flowers, then through the DSP Scallop Circle.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the DSP Scallop Circle and attach to Always Artichoke Scallop Circle.
6.  Place Dimensionals on the back of the Always Artichoke Scallop Circle, leaving the backings on.  Decide where to place it on your card front.  Tie Seam Binding Ribbon around card front:  place small piece of Crochet Trim after first part of knot, then complete knot and trim ribbon edges.  Use mini glue dots if necessary to hold the ribbons in place.
7.  Remove Dimensional backings from Scallop Circle and adhere in desired position.
8.  You now have a beautiful Fall/Thanksgiving card!

Spooky Out on a Limb

Halloween will be here before we know it.    Here is a cute Halloween card.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Out on a Limb (Holiday Mini)  page 12  #123822
Wicked Cool  page 24  w#118738  c#120600
Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie  4″ x 5-1/4″ card front top layer
Basic Black  4-1/4″ x 5=1/2″, scrap for punching
Whisper White scrap for stamping and punching
Whisper White or Pumpkin Pie for card base  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Ink:  Basic Black
Markers:  More Mustard -broom
Daffodil Delight-Moon
So Saffron-hair
Basic Black-Spider bodies
Basic Gray-inside of hat, some stocking stripes
Rich Razzleberry-rest of stocking stripes
Big Shot:

Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder page 218 #120889
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle  page 210 #118874
2-1/2″ Circle  page 212  #120906
Embellishments:  Glimmer Brads-Basics  page 199  #121003
Dazzling Details iridescent glitter glue (Holiday Mini)  page 41  #124117
Tools:  brayer  page 203  #102395
Mat Pack  page 207 #105826
Piercing Tool  page  207  #116631

Directions:
1.
  Using Basic Black ink, stamp the Spiders from “Out on a Limb,” and the Word “Spooky” from “Wicked Cool” onto the Pumpkin Pie card front top layer.
2.
  Ink up the raised Spider Web on the Embossing folder using your brayer and Basic Black ink.  Carefully, but quickly,  lay your stamped Pumpkin Pie card stock, stamped side down, onto the inked side of the Spider Web.  Close embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Yes, your Spider Web will be Debossed (the embossed lines will form a valley instead of being raised).  Touch up the stamped spiders and spooky with your Basic Black marker if necessary.  Clean your Spider Web embossing folder with either a baby wipe or run water over it in the sink and rub the ink off if necessary.
3.  Pierce a hole in each corner for your brads using your Mat Pack and Piercing Tool.  I lined up the outside lines on each corner of the smallest holes and pierced the second hole diagonally from the corner.  Just do all four corners the same.
4.  Using Basic Black ink, stamp the broom and the witch.  Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help you place them exactly, if you want.  Color using the Markers listed in the Supplies list.  Holding the Scallop Circle Punch upside down so you can see your stamped image, center and punch.  Place Dimensionals on the back.  Punch the 2-1/2″ Black Circle.  Layer witch on top.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Black Circle and place as desired on Spider Web card front.
5.  Layer Basic Black card front on card base using Snail.  Place Dimensionals on back of Pumpkin Pie layer and attach to Basic Black layer of the card.  Use the Dazzling Details iridescent glitter glue on each white scallop around the witch.  It will take 30 minutes or so to dry.
6.  Admire your cute Halloween card!

Daffodil Petite Pocket

I made this before I figured out what it could hold.  I am told it can hold a gift card.  But I tried chocolate – it holds 2 Ghiradelli chocolates!  Apparently I have been in a Garden Green mood this week!

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Happiest Birthday Wishes  (Hostess) page 10  w#122615  c#122617
Card Stock:
  Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Whisper White
Markers:  Garden Green
Chocolate Chip
Big Shot:  Petite Pocket Bigz XL die  page 221  #123131
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch  page 210  #118874
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch  page 210  #119854
Ribbon:  1/8″ Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon  page 195  #119254
Brads:  5/16″ Jumbo Brads-Neutrals  page 199 #112534
Tools:  Mat pack  page 207  #105826
Paper Piercing Tool  page 207  #116631
Adhesive:  I used Sticky Strip, but would recommend Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue  page 206  #110755
Dimensionals

Directions:
1.
  Cut Daffodil Delight card stock 3-1/2″ x 11″ and place over Pocket portion of die.  Use scrap of Garden Green card stock 1″ x 2″ and place over circles on die. Run through Big Shot.
2.  Punch 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle in Garden Green card stock.
3.  Use Garden Green and Chocolate Chip markers to color stamp.  Remoisten by breathing on it with your mouth open.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Hold your 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch upside down.  Center stamped image and punch.  Attach to Garden Green Scallop Circle using Dimensionals.
4.  Assemble Petite Pocket.  Run Tombow Glue along edges of tabs.  Put 2 Ghiradelli chocolates on the back part of the Pocket.  Fold the front over and insert the tabs under the front.  Hold for several seconds until the glue sets.  Remove the top chocolate.  Figure out where you want the Garden Green circles you die cut.  Using the mat pack and Piercing Tool, poke holes for the brads.  Insert brads.  Flatten out brad stems making sure that you leave room for the ribbon to go between the brad and the Garden Green circles.
5.  Insert chocolate back into Pocket.  Cut ribbon 8-10″ long.  Center it and tie a knot around brad on the Pocket flap.  To close Pocket, wrap both sides of ribbon around brad on Pocket Front and then tie in a bow.
6.  Admire your cute little gift Pocket before you give it to the Birthday girl or boy!