Happy Anniversary Chairs

We are celebrating an anniversay in our family so I made a card using the die cut chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits for the happy couple.
Under the Trees Outdoor Anniversary Card

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree  Photopolymer #137163
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Happy Birthday Gorgeous  Photopolymer #143662
Inks:  Garden Green
Wild Wasabi
Chocolate Chip
Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Big Shot:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Punch:  Classic Label  #141491
Other:  Watercolor Pencils  #141709
Blender Pen
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp with the Sheltering Tree stamps:
~The grass in Garden Green ink five times on the bottom edge of your card base.
~The Tree trunks & branches in Chocolate Chip ink on top of the grass hills.
~The Tree leaves in Wild Wasabi ink over the tree branches.
3.  Stamp Happy Anniversary twice in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then stamp the Classic Label Frame from Happy Birthday Gorgeous over the Happy Anniversary.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.
4.  Die cut two chairs from Whisper White card stock.  (You might want to attach the Happy Anniversary to each chair before attaching to card base.)  Attach to card base with Fine Tip Glue.

Make someone’s anniversary special by making them this fun anniversary card!  Get everything to make this card at My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net .

Die Cut Leaf Border Card

I saw a card with a die cut Leaf Border and made my own.  It was pretty simple.
Die Cut Leaf Border CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sheltering Tree  Photopolymer #137163
Vintage Leaves  Photopolymer #138802
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Delightful Dijon
Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits #138283
Other:  Linen Thread #104199
Fast Fust or SNAIL
Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Delightful Dijon card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Cut your Leaf Border on Whisper White card stock using the smallest Leaf Framelit.  Make a mark on the BACK side of the card stock so you can easily put your card stock leaves on correctly.  Cut the center Leaf first with the FRONT side up, then the two outside edges having the stem go the same direction.  Cut the last two leaves with the stam going the opposite direction.
4.  Stamp your small leaves using Chocolate Chip ink on Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Cut out with scissors leaving about 1/8″ border around the leaf and just cutting to a point at the end of the stem.
5.  Turn your Whisper White over so the mark on the BACK side shows.  Put Tombow Glue around the first leaf cut out.  Hold up the Whisper White card stock and line up the tip of the stamped leaf with the cut out, then finish lining up the rest of the leaf and stem.  Press the edges well so the glue sticks all around the leaf edges.  Repeat with the other leaves.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Cajun Craze ink on your Whisper White card stock.
7.  Tie some Linen Thread in a bow around the Whisper White card front.  Put some Fast Fuse or SNAIL on the back edges of the card including under the Linen Thread.      Straighten the Linen Thread.  Attach your Whisper White card front to your Delightful Dijon card base.

I hope you enjoy making your OWN Die Cut Borders using smaller Framelits.

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.

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.

Mom’s Sheltering Tree Card

My Mom also made this card using the Sheltering Tree and Sprinkles of Life stamp sets.
Mom's Sheltering Tree Card

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree  Photopolymer #137163
Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer #139971  small flowers
Inks:  (Just guessing on the colors)
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Bermuda Bay
Wild Wasabi
Blushing Bride Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Island Indigo
Night of Navy
Big Shot:  Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits #135707
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL

1.  The Night of Navy card base is the normal 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″.  I am not sure of any of the measurements.  I at least remembered to take pictures before she left.  🙂
2.  The Top and Bottom cut outs were made with the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelit.  The top one is the actual cut out of half the Label.  The bottom one is the left over from the top cut out.
3.  The paper behind the stamped image is cut about 1/2″ shorter and about 1/2″ wider than the stamped image paper.
4.  Have fun being creative when making your own card.  It does take more time than just copying, but you do feel pretty wonderful when you see what you have made!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Quick Sheltering Tree Card

Here is a quick card using the Sheltering Tree Stamp set, two ink pads, and the Banner Triple Punch.  Choose your two ink colors (you can choose more if you want).  I chose Garden Green and Chocolate Chip.
Quick Sheltering Tree CardSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Sheltering Tree Photopolymer #137163  French #138232
Ink:  Garden Green
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Scissors
Paper Trimmer
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199

1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Take your scissors (scissors with a longer blade were easier for me) and cut wavy lines along the edges.  The edges do not have to be even.
3.  Make sure and stamp on top of your Stampin’ Pierce Mat for good results.  Stamp your Tree Leaves in Garden Green ink on your Whisper White card front towards the top, leaving about a 3/8″ border at the top of the card stock.
4.  Stamp your Tree Trunk in Chocolate Chip over the Tree Leaves.
5.  Stamp your Grass in Garden Green at the bottom of your Tree Trunk.
6.  You could just stamp your sentiment under your grass in Chocolate Chip ink if you want.  OR if you mess up…….  Stamp your sentiment in Chocolate Chip on a piece of 1/2″ high x 4-1/4″ long Whisper White card stock.  Trim with the Banner Triple Punch.  Cut your Garden Green Banner at 1″ x 4-1/4″.  Trim with the Banner Triple Punch.  Layer the Banners with Dimensionals and attach to your card front.
TIP:  You might want to make a pencil line where you want the tips (longest ends) of your Banners to end.  Just make sure to punch off your line.  Otherwise, there is a lot of guesswork and wasted paper.
7.  Attach your card front to your card base.  I used lots of half Dimensionals.
8.  Send it to someone and bring a smile to their day when they get their mail.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Spring Sheltering Tree

I finally had a chance to use the fun Sheltering Tree stamp set.  This version shows the tree in Spring.  Choose the colors you are in the mood to use to make your beautiful tree scene.  There are additional stamps you can use to vary the scenery.
Spring Sheltering Tree

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree Photopolymer #137163
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar – Tree
Strawberry Slush – Tree Blossoms
Early Espresso – Swing
Wild Wasabi – Grass
Memento Black – Bike tires, words
Marina Mist – Bike
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Strawberry Slush
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive

1.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Tree trunk and branches in Baked Brown Sugar ink.
3.  Stamp your Tree Blossoms in Strawberry Slush ink.
4.  Stamp your Grass twice in Wild Wasabi ink.
5.  Stamp your swing in Early Espresso ink.
6.  Stamp your Bike tires piece with Memento Black  ink.
7.  Stamp your Bike triangle pieces in Marina Mist Ink.
8.  Choose your sentiment and stamp in Memento Black ink.
9.  Cut your Strawberry Slush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Attach your stamped card front.

Happy Spring Stamping!
Nendy Kerr