College Graduation Card

My son-in-law graduated from college this past weekend!  Here is the Graduation card I made for him.  This stamp set retires June 2nd, 2015 but you can use other stamps to copy it or the Little Letters Thinlits.  The college colors are red and blue.  Use the school’s colors to make your card.
2015 Graduation CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Class of 2015  Wood # 137175  (retires June 2nd 2015)
Bravo Photopolymer #135380
Layered Letters Photopolymer Photopolymer #138692  (Available June 2nd, 2015)
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Night of Navy
Real Red
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits #132967 (retiring June 2nd, 2015)
Other:  Paper Snips
SNAIL or Fast Fuse Double Sided Adhesive

1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video if you need more instructions on making your own card bases.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Stamp your Class of 2015 in Night of Navy ink on both Real Red and Whisper White card stock.  Cut the stamped Real Red image with your Big Shot and the size of Starburst Framelit you want.
4.  Cut out the “2015” and the graduation cap stamped images from the Whisper White card stock with your Paper Snips.  I left a small white border around the edges.  Put a half Dimensional on the back of the graduation cap.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the “2015” and the Real Red Starburst die cut.  Layer them together.  Line up the tassel threads on both the white and red stamped images.  Place the cut out 2015 on top of the Real Red stamped 2015.  Put your layered Starburst on your card front.
5.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside before I mailed the card.  But I stamped the Congrats! from the Bravo stamp set and then my son-in-law’s name under that.  I needed the card in landscape format so the Congrats and his name would fit across the inside of the card.  I messed up the first time, so I stamped the second time on Whisper White card stock.  I also laid the stamps Photopolymer side up on the table, then inked up the stamps.  I then laid the Whisper White card stock on top of the stamps and used another clear block to rub the inked stamps.  Make sure you gently peel up one corner at a time while holding the rest of the card stock in place to make sure all the letters are all the way stamped on your card stock.  Trim your card stock to center the stamps if needed.  Attach to the inside.  There was just enough room left at the bottom to sign our names.
6.  I also used the Gift Card Thinlit to make an insert and included some cash so they can go out to dinner or on a date to celebrate his graduation.  Watch the Gift Card Video if you want help making it.  I just used SNAIL to hold the three lower flaps together and left the top flap unattached.

Happy Graduation Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Decorated Treat Container

I took dinner to a friend last week.  Her husband is having some health challenges so the meal was healthy, but I also wanted to take them a little treat.  I bought these Diamond Daily Mini Cups from WalMart last Fall and thought these would be the perfect size for a few M&Ms.  I used the Starburst Sayings stamp set and the Starburst Framelits to decorate the lids.
Small Decorated Treat CupsSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings  Wood #133182, Clear #133185,
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Inks:  Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits #132967
Other:  Diamond Daily Mini Cups, Multipurpose
M&Ms candy from your local store
Glue Dots

1.  Fill cups with candy.
2.  Choose the stamp that fits on the lid.  I chose “You Make the World a Better Place.”  Stamp in the desired colors to match the candy.  Cut out using the coordinating size Starburst Framelit.  Attach to lid with Glue Dots.

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Super Boy’s Birthday Card

Today is my grandson’s 4th Birthday and he LOVES Super Heroes!  So I made him this Super Card using the Starburst Framelits and the Little Letter Thinlits.  Hope he likes it!
Super Boy's Birthday Card

Stamps:  Big Day  Wood #139109, Clear #139112 (Sale-a-bration product available until March 31, 2015.  See HERE for Details.)
Ink:  VersaMark
Real Red Marker
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Daffodil Delight
Real Red
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits  #132967
Little Letters Thinlits #133730
Heat Embossing:  Crushed Curry Embossing Powder #133753
Heat Tool
Other:  Tombow Glue
Parchment Paper OR Wax Paper from your grocery store where the baggies and foil are.
Stylus or Toothpick to help remove letters from Thinlits.

1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more card base details.
2.  Cut your Starbursts from Daffodil Delight card stock.  I used the 2nd largest and the smallest.  Edge your smallest Starburst with your Real Red Marker.  Watch this Video for more details on Edging Techniques.
3.  Lay the largest Starburst in the desired position.  Rub your Embossing Buddy over the area you will stamp and include the surrounding areas.  Stamp your sentiment (Happy Birthday) in VersaMark ink.  Remove your Starburst and cover stamped sentiment with the Crushed Curry Embossing Powder.  Remove excess including giving the back a couple of flicks with your fingers to get off the extra little specks.  Now melt the Embossing Powder with your Heat Tool.  Watch this Video if you need help with Heat Embossing.
4.  Cut our your desired letters.  Here is the “Sandwich”:  Megnetic OR Multipurpose Platform (all tabs closed), cutting plate, card stock, Parchment OR Wax Paper, Letter Thinlits, top cutting plate.  I use a larger piece of Parchment Paper and put all the letters I need on top of it.  Might as well conserve our crafting energy by running through as much as possible at one time through our Big Shot.  Run through a second time if you need more than 1 of a letter.  Watch this Video if you need help using Thinlits.
5.  Now to put the letters on the Starburst.  Lay out both words in the desired positions.  Now take the center letter of the top word, put a thin line of Tombow on the back and glue it in place.  This letter will help you place all the other letters so they look even.  Now glue the letter next to it and continue until you finish the top word.  Work from the center letter out in one direction leaving a small space between letters and making sure they are straight up and down (in this case).  I usually finish the end of the word, then go and work back to the beginning of the word.  So I glued down the “P” as my center letter, then the “E”, then the “R”.  Then I did the “U”, and finished up with the “S”.
6.  Find the center letter(s) of the bottom word.  In my case there are two center letters.  Use the middle letter of the top word and mentally draw a line straight down the center of the Starburst.  Place your letters either on top of this mentally drawn line if you have one center letter OR on each side of this invisible line if you have two center letters.  Glue down the rest of the letters working out from the center letters.  I did the “I” and “J” as my center letters, then the “A”, and “H”, then moved to the “L”, then finished with the “E”.  Hope this helps.  Let me know if you want a video on this.
7.  I added the center Starburst as my grandson is now in the “Sunbeam” class at Church.  He is really excited to be a Sunbeam and in with the bigger kids instead of the Nursery.
8.  I put a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Daffodil Delight in the center of the card so he could read my writing.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Starburst Anniversary

My Daughter’s and Son-in-law’s Anniversary was this past Sunday so, of course, here is the card I made for them using the Starburst Sayings and coordinating Framelits with a little touch of wood.  I also make a similar Wedding Card recently.
Starburst Anniversary Card

Stamps:  Starburst Sayings  w#133182  c#133185  (Bundle with Framelits w#134817    c#134818)
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#128748  c#127802
Ink:  VersaMark
Real Red
Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits #132967 (See Bundle above)
Polka Dot Embossing Folder #133739
Other:  Cherry Cobbler  Embossing Powder#122949
Heat Tool #129053
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

1.  Cut you Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more card base details.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder.  Color edges with Night of Navy ink pad if desired.  (Watch this video for Edging Techniques.) Attach to card front with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp “Oh Happy Day” in VersaMark ink on Whisper White card stock.  Dump Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on it.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Stamp the two smaller Starbursts in Real Red ink on the Whisper White card stock.  Cut out all your Starbursts with the coordinating Framelits.
4.  Stamp you Happy Anniversay in Real Red ink on the Wood Banner .
5.  Place all pieces in the desired positions on your card front.  Attach Starburst  pieces with Dimensionals and Wood piece with Glue Dots.
6.  Sing the “Oh Happy Day” song while admiring this trendy card.  (The version that goes through my mind is the one from the Sister Act movie.)

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Floral Fusion meets Arrows and Starburst

Here is a bright card ready for Spring and Summer using the Floral Fusion Sizzlit, the Starburst Sayings Bundle, and the Arrows Embossing Folder.  Enjoy!
Floral Fusion Sizzlit meets Arrows Embossing Folder and Starburst Saying sBundle

Bundle:  Starburst Saysings stamps & Framelits  wood#134817  clear#134818
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Tempting Turquoise
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Arrows Embossing Folder #132187
Floral Fusion Sizzlit #115969
Startburst Sayings Bundle stamps & Framelits (see above)
Other:  Basic Pearls  #119247
Tombow Glue or SNAIL  Adhesive
Bone Folder
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Tempting Turquoise card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold and 4-1/4″.
2. Cut your Tempting Turquoise card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through your Big Shot using the Arrows embossing folder.  Adhere to your card front.
3.  Cut your Floral Fusion flowers using the Sizzlit and your Big Shot.  Cut 2 sets from Melon Mambo card stock and 1 set from Pink Pirouette card stock.  Slightly curl the petal of each flower with your Bone Folder.  Flatten some of the curl out so the flower will lay more flat.  Adhere some of the flowers together if desired using two flower sizes.  Adhere with a Glue Dot or Tombow Glue.  Add the desired size Pearl to the flower center.
4.  Stamp the desired Starburst Sayings sentiment in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White card stock.  I used “Thank You So Much”.  Cut your sentiment out with the coordinating Starburst Sayings Framelit.
5.  Arrange your flowers and sentiment on the card front in the desired positions.  Adhere the flowers with a couple of Glue Dots.  Adhere your sentiment with Dimensionals.
6.  Enjoy your bright and cheery card!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr