Another Awesome Birthday Card

I found out at Christmas that my Daughter never received her Birthday card.  And I had even mailed it early!  So here is another version using the other side of the Designer Series Paper and the NEW clear Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.
Kathleen's Birthday card 2014SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News
Something to Say
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding
Whisper White
Crushed Curry
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits
Punch:  Modern Label
Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers #137856
Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Other:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Scissors or Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge wedge
Sharpie Markers to color Epoxy Stickers

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your DSP at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge around the edge if desired.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut out the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit with Pistachio Pudding card stock.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  Attach two Hodgepodge Clips as shown.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals.  Make sure there are a couple of flowers showing to add your Epoxy Stickers to the center.
4.  Stamp the Awesome stamp with Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim around the edges with your scissors.  Sponge the edges if desired.  Attach to the Pistachio Pudding die cut using Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” with Mossy Meadow ink on Curshed Curry card stock.  Sponge edges if desired.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Attach with Dimensionals.
6.  Add your Epoxy Stickers:  2 circle ones to flower centers, 2 stars to Pistachio Pudding die cut.  Color with Marker or Sharpie if desired.  I also drew a star inside each of the star clips.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Man’s Winter Birthday Card

There are five birthdays and an anniversary in my family between now and the first of the year.  Three are men’s birthdays.  Here is the first one.  You could also use it as a Christmas card or for any occasion by changing the sentiment.  Change the “snow” to green and you can use it for another season.
Christmas Tree Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Geometrical  wood#133158  clear#133161  MDS#137069
Bravo Photopolymer #135380
Something to Say  wood#134177  clear#134180  MDS# 138099
Ink:  Lost  Lagoon
Smokey Slate
Mossy Meadow
Garden Green
Old Olive
Chocolate Chip or other Brown Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Punch:  Large Triangle  #133375
Other:  Adhesive of your choice: Tombow Glue, Fast Fuse, SNAIL, Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Sponge Wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Tear two 5-1/2″ strips of Whisper White card stock for your “Snow”.  Make sure the second one is wide enough to completely go under the top/front snow layer.  Sponge the top torn edges with Smoky Slate ink.  Lay in the desired positions on your card front, then attach with adhesive.
3.  Choose three of the Triangle shapes from the Geometrical stamp set.  Stamp 3 triangles of each stamp in the same green.  The three identical triangles will form one tree.  The striped triangle is stamped in Mossy Meadow.  The Polka Dot triangle is stamped in Garden Green.  The last triangle is stamped in Old Olive.  Layer the triangles together to form your trees.  Attach in the desired positions on your snowy hills.  The Mossy Meadow Striped Tree is attached flat to the card front along the top of the snow.  The other two trees are attached with Dimensionals.  Draw in your Tree Trunk with your Brown Marker.
4.  Stamp “Congrats! and Happy Birthday in Lost Lagoon ink.
5.  Happy Birthday to the Man in your life!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Leafy Birthday Card

Do you know someone with a Fall Birthday?  Here is a fun card to make for them using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and the leaf shaped Autumn Wooden Elements.
Fall Leaf Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Something to Say w#134177  c#134180  MDS #138099
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango Marker
Cajun Craze Marker.
Card Stock:  Tangelo Twist
Pumpkin Pie
Very Vanilla
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819
Big Shot:  Autumn Accent Bigz Die #127812
Punch:  Modern Label
Other:  Autumn Wooden Elements #135846
SNAIL Adhesive OR Fast Fuse Adhesive
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut out your Pumpkin Pie Leaf using the Autumn Accents die and your Big Shot.  Color the edge with your Cajun Craze Marker.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Cajun Craze ink.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Color the edges with your Cajun Craze Marker.
5.  Choose two Wooden Leaves.  Color them with your Tangerine Tango Marker.
6.  Lay out all your pieces in the desired positions.  Attach the card stock leaf with SNAIL or Fast Fuse.  Attach sentiment with Dimensionals.  Attach wood leaves with Glue Dots.
7.  Admire your fun Fall card.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Hexagon Hive Birthday in Blackberry Bliss

I made this Hexagon-rich birthday card using the NEW Blackberry Bliss and Wisteria Wonder along with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit and the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.
Hexagon Hive and Honeycomb Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Something to Say  w#134177  c#134180
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Wisteria Wonder
Big Shot:  Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965
Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punch:  Word Window  #119857
Other:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (retired-try the NEW Transfer Sheets #133722)
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Wisteria Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  WATCH THIS VIDEO for more details on card bases.

2.  Cut your Wisteria Wonder card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.

3.  Cut your Adhesive or Transfer Sheet at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere it to your 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Run it through your Big Shot with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit.  WATCH THIS VIDEO  for more details on using the Hexagon Hive Thinlit.  Punch out the Hexagons.  Attach your Hexagon Hive to your card front in the desired position.

4.  Stamp your Happy Birthday or other sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window punch.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.

5.  You can emboss your envelope flap to add an extra touch.  WATCH THIS VIDEO for instructions.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Introducing Blackberry Bliss with Butterflies and Flowers

Sneak Peek 2014I just love the NEW Blackberry Bliss which is one of the 2014-2016 In Colors.  I used the card stock, Ink Pad, Marker, and Stitched Satin Ribbon in Blackberry Bliss.  It is such a rich color!  Have fun trying it out starting June 2nd when you can order it!  Also NEW are the Something to Say stamp set and coordinating punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
Blackberry Bliss Butterflies & Flowers Card

SUPPLIES:
* = Available June 2, 2014
Stamps:
 *Something to Say w#134177  c#134180
Papillion Potpourri w#132058  c#123759
Ink:  *Blackberry Bliss #133642
*Blackberry Bliss Marker #133654 (Set of 5 In Color Markers)
Card Stock:  *Blackberry Bliss #133675
Whisper White
*Moonlight Paper Stack (4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″) #133701
Punches:  *Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (3 Punches-flower, star, heart) #133787
Bitty Butterfly #129406
Elegant Butterfly #127526
Modern Label #119849
Other:  *Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon #133668
*Fast Fuse Adhesive  #129026  *Refill #129027
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Basic Rhinestones #119246 (Optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blackberry Bliss card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video if you need more details.
2.  Cut your Moonlight (or other Designer Series Paper) at 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach with SNAIL leaving about 1/8″ Blackberry Bliss showing at the bottom of your card front.
3.  Attach your Stitched Satin Ribbon using the Fast Fuse Adhesive.  You can either run a strip on the back of the ribbon or run a strip on the card front.  This adhesive is NOT forgiving!  Once it touches the paper, the only way to get it off is to tear it off the paper!  This is both a pro and a con.  Attach it about 1/4″ below the top of your Designer Series Paper.
Tip:  Twist the Fast Fuse at the end of the ribbon to disconnect it from the roll.  Otherwise you will end up rolling the clear tape holder because a big extra length was pulled off the roll.  It will have left a little lump so you will know when you forgot to twist it.  🙂
4.  Stamp one Thank You, one large Butterfly, two small butterflies, and three flowers in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch each image out with the coordinating punch.  Use the Modern Label Punch for the Thank You.
5.  Lay out all pieces in the desired positions on your card front.  Attach the Thank You first.
6.  Fold your Butterflies in half.  Put two Glue Dots in the center of the large Butterfly and attach to the center top of the card.  Position your small Butterflies as desired.  Use 2 Glue Dots on the wing touching the card.
7.  Round and shape your Flowers.  You can do this with the rounded end of your Piercing Tool and your Piercing Mat, or use your hand instead of the piercing mat.  I used my Bone Folder:  put the flower in the palm of my hand and inserted the point of the Bone Folder into the flower center and turned in around in a circle until the flower was standing up a little.  Use a Glue Dot to attach the flowers in the desired position.
8.  Put Rhinestones in the center of each flower, on your Butterfly’s head, and on your Thank You if desired.
9.  Admire your Elegant Blackberry Bliss Butterfly and Flower card!  Make your own today!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr