Festive Star Christmas Card

This is a quick and easy Festive Star Christmas card to make.  Enjoy!
Festive Star Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Festive Season  Photopolymer #142071
Star of Light Photopolymer #142110
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
VersaMark
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Silver Foil Sheet #132178
Big Shot:  Star Framelits #133723
Embossing:  Gold Embossing Powder  #109129
Heat Tool  #129053
Adhesive:  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.  Stamp the two word sets in Delightful Dijon ink in the corners as shown.
3.  Stamp the star in Crushed Curry ink all over the front.  You can stamp over the words and off the sides.
4.  Stamp the Star in VersaMark ink on the Silver Foil Sheet.  Add the Embossing Powder, removing the excess.  Melt the Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool.
5.  Let the Star cool while you get out your Star Framelits.  Choose the size Star you want and cut out your Embossed Star.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Star back and attach to the center of your card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Swirly Flag Card

When I was thinking of an American Flag to make the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits came to mind.  This is a pretty quick and easy card to make.  I hope you have a fun day spending time with your family and celebrating our great country!  If you live outside the United States of America show appreciation for your family and the country you live in.
Swirly American Flag CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Real Red
Pacific Point
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497  (Bundled with Swirly Bird stamps #142353)
Star Framelits  #133723
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

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.  Get out your Big Shot.  I just cut everything using my Multipurpose Platform and two cutting plates.
~Cut three Real Red Swirly Scribbles lines die cuts.  I cut the full length.
3.  Cut one Star (the second to the smallest) from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
4.  Cut one 2-1/4″ square from Pacific Point card stock.
5.  Assemble your card.
~Lay out your Real Red Scribbles lines going the direction you want.  I would recommend you have all of them going the same direction.  (I did not do that and wish I had.)  Attach them to your card base remember to just use small dots of Glue.
~Glue your Pacific Point square to the upper left corner of your Flag.
~Glue your Star to the center of your Pacific Point square.
6.  Celebrate!

Bootiful Occasions Cowgirl Boot

I have been wanting to use this Cowgirl Boot stamp for a while and finally got around to making it.  It was a pretty quick and simple card to make!  Make one today for yourself or someone you know.
Bootiful Cowgirl Boot

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions  w#131967  c#126597
Ink:  VersaMark
Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar
Chocolate Chip
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Stars Framelits #133723
Deco Labels Framelits #130102
Woodgrain embossing folder #127821
Other:  Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Gold Embossing Powder  #109129
Heat Tool #129053
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Baked Brown Sugar card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video if you need the basics on card bases.
2.  Cut your Baked Brown Sugar card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Get your Woodgrain embossing folder and your Baked Brown Sugar ink pad.  Rub your ink pad directly on the inside front (with the Stampin’ Up! and Sizzix logos) until it is nicely covered with ink.  Position your card front on the clean part of the embossing folder.  Close the folder and run through your Big Shot as usual.  Remove your card stock.  Admire the fun way your card stock is now colored to look more like wood!  Clean your embossing folder by running it under tap water and drying with a paper towel.  You can also spray it with Stampin’ Mist and wipe dry with a paper towel or wipe off with a baby wipe.  Attach your embossed card front to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Back to the Big Shot to cut out your Framelits.  Cut the Deco Label from Chocolate Chip card stock.  To cut your Gold Foil Star you will need to put a scrap piece of card stock on top of the Gold Foil as it tends to pick up all the marks from your cutting plates if you just cut it by itself.
4.  Put a Star Clip on your Deco Label and attach it to your card front with Tombow Glue.  Attach your Gold Star with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp your Boot on Chocolate Chip card stock using VersaMark ink.  Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Cut out with your paper snips.  Attach to your Gold Star with Dimensionals.

Happy Cowgirl Days!
Nendy Kerr

Star Bookmark Birthday Card

I made this Birthday Card for my Grandson’s birthday and wanted to add a Bookmark as he is enjoying Chapter books lately.  I went with a Star theme as I had the Champagne Glimmer Star left over from another project and wanted to use it.  So choose three colors of paper and a contrasting ink and make a Bookmark card today!
Bookmark Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing Birthday wood #134225  clear #134228
Be The Star  wood #135731  clear #135734
Ink:  Midnight Muse (retired)
Gumball Green (retired)
Garden Green Marker
Card Stock:  Wild Wasabi (Medium color)
Gumball Green (Retired) (Darker or Brighter color)
Pistachio Pudding (Light Color)
Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885
Big Shot Framelits:   Stars #133723
Envelope Liners #132172
Punch: Angled Tag Topper #133323
Other:  Gold 1/8″ Ribbon #134583
Gold Baker’s Twine  #132975
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note:  Since this card is for a child, I used Tombow Glue to assemble the card so he can enjoy it and it will stay together.  You might want to use Dimensionals under the flap and Glimmer Paper Star.
1.  Cut your Wild Wasabi card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more detailed instructions.
2.  Cut the smallest Envelope Liner Framelit from Gumball Green to make your Bookmark Pouch.  Line up the edges at the bottom of the flap with the cutting groove and use the Scoring Blade to score along this line so you can fold over the flap.  Use your Garden Green Marker to color the edges including the folded top and flap.  Glue the flap down with Tombow (or use Dimensionals).
3.  Make your Bookmark.  Cut two pieces of Pistachio Pudding card stock at 2″ x 4″.  Stamp “Make Today ridiculously Amazing” on one, and “Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday to You” on the other one.  Use the Angled Topper Punch on the top of both of them.  Glue them together.  This will make a much sturdier bookmark that just using a single piece of card stock.
4.  Put the Ribbon in your Bookmark.  Cut three 6″ pieces of Ribbon.  This Gold 1/8″ Ribbon is slippery.  I inserted it in my normal way and it was coming out just laying there within 5 minutes, so I tried another tactic.  I put a Glue Dot at the 3″ mark on one Ribbon and attached the next one on top.  I put a Glue Dot on the 3″ mark of the second Ribbon and attached the third ribbon.  I then threaded the Ribbons through the punched hole.  Tie the Ribbon in place with about 6″ of Gold Baker’s Twine.  You should probably tie a knot in each end as the Gold likes to separate.
5.  Cut your Star from the Champagne Glimmer Paper using the 2nd and 4th Star Framelits (there are five so you can count either way).  Place both Framelits on the Sparkly side of the Glimmer Paper and arrange them to make the Star the way you want it and cut them out with your Big Shot.
6.  Now that you have all the pieces made you can assemble your card.  Lay the Bookmark, Bookmark Pouch, and Glimmer Paper Star in the desired positions.  You can use either Tombow Glue or Sticky Strip around the 3 outside edges of your Bookmark Pouch, leaving the top adhesive-free so the bookmark will slide in.  Attach your Glimmer Paper Star with either Tombow Glue or Dimensionals.  Slide your Bookmark in to test it.
7.  Remove your Bookmark while you stamp.  Now stamp on some Stars in the corners of the card front.  Stamp a small sentiment in the center of your Glimmer Star.  Stamp the small Star cluster in the center top of your card front.
8.  Now you have given a card and a Bookmark to a Reader, which makes two gifts!
9.  You can stamp Stars and Star Clusters on your envelope so the receiver knows something special is inside.  If you are sending this card through the postal service (instead of hand-delivering) I would put a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ sheet of card stock on top of the card to help hold the ribbon in place after folding it on top of the bookmark.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Card Holder Pouch with 3 Note Cards & Envelopes

This Card Holder Pouch and Cards is one of the Convention Make and Takes.  It is pretty easy to put together for a quick gift for someone.
Amazing Note Cards & Pouch

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing Birthday w#134225  c#134228
Papers:  Gift Card Enclosure Pack #136662  (for Pouch)
Flower Pot Designer Series Paper #133698
Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes #131527
Whisper White card stock
Lost Lagoon card stock
Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885
Ink:  Lost Lagoon
Tangelo Twist
Crushed Curry
Big Shot:  Star Framelits #133723
Banner Framelits #132173 or Scissors
Punches:
  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Banner Punch #133519
Other:  Scissors or Paper Snips
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cards
1.
 Make your cards first.  Stamp the “Make Today ridiculously Amazing” in Lost Lagoon ink on three Note Cards.
2.  Stamp three “Amazing” in Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  I just stamped about half the image so I could use my ink pad.  Cut them out.
3.  Punch out 3 Banners and 3 Stars from Champagne Glimmer Paper.  Attach to the Amazing with Glue Dots, the Banner beneath, and the Star on top.  Attach the Amazing to the card front over the Lost Lagoon stamped Amazing with Dimensionals.  Your cards are finished!
Pouch
4.
 Now for the Pouch.  Let’s do the stamping first.
~You should hopefully have a Tangelo Twist dotted bottom leftover from you Amazing.  If not, stamp another one on Whisper White card stock and cut it out.
~Stamp Amazing again using Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out.
~Stamp Happy Happy Birthday to You in Tangle Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out 1 Happy and Birthday to You!
~Stamp the striped Banner in Lost Lagoon ink on Lost Lagoon card stock.  Cut it out with the Banner Framelits OR Scissors.
~We might as well cut the Star out now too.  Use either the 3rd or 4th Star Framelit (from the largest to smallest) and cut out of the Champagne Glimmer Paper.  Score your Star Glimmer side facing down) from the Point to the opposite indent that is between points.  Do this for all 5 Points.  Fold the Point up and the indents down.  Use Dimensionals on the Points to hold their shape.  Use 3-4 stacked Dimensionals in the center of your Star to help hold its shape.
5.  Get your Gift Card Enclosure and fold in 3 of the sides.  Put your Note Cards and envelopes inside the soon to be Pouch.  Use Glue Dots on the three sides you are folding in to hold it together.
6.  Cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper for your Belly Band.  Fold it tightly around your Pouch and attach at the back, trimming off any excess paper.
7.  Now let’s decorate our Pouch.  Lay everything in the position you want them.  Use Glue Dots to attach all the stamped pieces together on top of the Striped Banner.  Now attach the Striped Banner Layer with Glue Dots.  Remove the Dimensional backings and attach the Star.
8.  You now have a fun birthday gift to give and they will have note cards to give.  You and your Birthday friend can make lots of people happy!

Happy Card and Pouch Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Independence Day Card

Happy Independence Day to all those in the United States.  Be thankful for the country you live in.  Years ago a received a Flag card from a friend.  I decided to try and at least make a flag to go on this card.  It is a fairly simple and straightforward card to make.

If you do not live in the US, can you make a card with your flag on it?  If you email me a picture with the directions I will post it on my blog and you can be a guest stamper!
Flag Card 2014

SUPPLIES:
Sentiment:  Hand written with Real Red Marker
Card Stock:
 Whisper Whitd
Real Red
Night of Navy
Big Shot:  Star Framelits  #133723
Other:  Paper Trimmer
SNAIL Adhesive
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
Flag
1.
  Cut your Whisper White Flag Background  at 3″ x 4-1/4″.   Cut seven 1/4″ x 4-1/4″ stripes of Real Red card stock.  Place the first red stripe at the bottom of your Whisper White Flag Background.   Leave 1/4″ Whisper White showing, then place your next Real Red Stripe.  Continue placing the rest of your Real Red Stripes leaving 1/4″ Whisper White showing between each one.
2.  Cut a Night of Navy 1-3/8″ x 2″.  Cut your Whisper White Star out using the smallest Star Framelit and your Big Shot.  Attach your Star to the center of your Night of Navy.  Attach to the upper left corner of your flag with the bottom touching the top of the fourth stripe.
3.  Now take your flag and turn it over.  Trim off any pieces that hang over the edges.  This will give your flag nice crisp edges.
4.  Attach your flag to your card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
5.  Write a sentiment with a Real Red Marker, or stamp a sentiment.

Happy Celebration!
Nendy Kerr