So Happy Together Anniversary Card

I made this for my son’s and daughter-in-law’s 11th Anniversary.  Since they were in town I also gave them overnight FREE babysitting!
Anniversary Card in Purples

Stamps:  Crazy About You  wood #138856  clear #138859  Photopolymer #137137   Tellement Toi #138256 (Bundle with the Hello You Thinlits  wood #139324  clear #139325  Photopolymer #138873)
Teeny Tiny Wishes wood #128748  clear #127802  MDS#125766
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant ink pad and Marker
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Hello You Thinlits #137363 (See Bundles above)
Punches:  Sweetheart Punch #133786
Scallop Edge Border #119882
Other:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Parchment OR Wax Paper from your grocery store

1.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more information on card bases.
2.  Cut your Wisteria Wonder card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Center the card stock edge in your Scallop Edge Border Punch.  Punch each edge starting in the center, then doing the left and right sides.
3.  Cut out “Happy” from Elegant Eggplant card stock.  Watch this video if you need detailed instructions.  My preference is now to use Parchment Paper instead of Wax Paper, but both work.
4.  Position your “Happy” where you want it.  DO NOT attach it yet!!!  Choose one of the stamps that starts with “SO”.  Color it with your Elegant Eggplant Marker and stamp it above the “Happy”.  Now you can stamp the “Together” and “Happy Anniversary” in Elegant Eggplant Ink over on the right hand side underneath “Happy”.  You can now attach “Happy” using Tombow Glue.
5.  Punch two hearts from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Use your Elegant Eggplant Marker to color around the edges of both Hearts.  Attach the bottom Heart with Fast Fuse and the top Heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Attach your completed card front to your card base with Fast Fuse adhesive.
7.  Time to celebrate with the Happy Couple!

Happy Anniversary Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Blue & Silver Anniversary Card

I made this card for my son and his wife’s anniversary.  Clear embossing powder and a heat tool were used to prevent the silver ink from smearing and add an interesting look to the embossed card stock..
Silver and Blue Anniversary Card

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes w#128748 c#127802
Good Greetings w#134014 (I got this stamp set FREE!! This is a Hostess set for a future promotion if I remember correctly)
Ink:  Black StazOn
Silver Metallic #132142
Card Stock:  Lost Lagoon
Silver Fancy Foil Vellum #133364
Silver Foil Sheet  #132178
Big Shot:  Oops! a retired embossing folder.  Choose one you like
Heart Collection Framelits #125599
Punch:  Word Window #119857
Other:  Tombow Glue
Clear Embossing Powder #109130
Heat Tool #129053
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Lost Lagoon 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 a basic card base.
2.  Cut your Lost Lagoon card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with an embossing folder.  Gently rub your Silver ink pad over the raised embossed parts.  I found that a swirling, circular motion worked best for this pattern.  Now cover with Clear Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Hopefully you get the interesting coloring effect that I did.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Choose the Silver Fancy Foil Vellum pattern you want.  I used the Hearts.  Cut it out using the Heart Framelit of your choice.  I believe I used the 2nd largest.  Just make sure it will fit on your card in the direction you want.  Make sure the Hearts on the Vellum are facing toward the top of your Heart!  Apply Glue Dots behind each Silver Heart and attach to your card front.
4.  Stamp the desired sentiments on the Silver Foil card stock with the Black StazOn ink.  Let dry for a minute or two, then punch out with your Word Window or other punch.  Attach in the desired positions on your Vellum Heart with Dimensionals.
5.  You can emboss the envelope flap with the same embossing folder you used for your card front.  Watch this video for directions.
6.  You now have a wonderful Anniversary card to help someone celebrate.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

3D Artisan Label Flower Card

The Artisan Label Punch has such interesting edges that I decided to make a flower using it.  I will be making a video soon to show you how to make this fun little flower.
Artisan Label Punch Flower on Card

Stamps”  Four Frames w#128589  c#123442
Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#128748  c#127802
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Calypso Coral
Crisp Cantaloupe
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Crisp Cantaloupe
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper #126926
Punch:  Artisan Label  #130920
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  7/16″ Trim #129287
Subtles Candy Dots #130933
Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive
Stamping Sponge

1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Modern Medley Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 5-1/2″  Adhere to card front about 1/4″ from the bottom.
3.  Cut your 7/16″ Trim at 5-1/2″.  Adhere above Modern Medley DSP with SNAIL.
4.  Stamp the Four Frames and desired Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in StayzOn Black.  Puch out with Decorative Label Punch.  Sponge around the edges using Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  Place Dimensionals on the back.  Set aside.
5.  Punch seven Artisan Labels from Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.  Sponge the edges with Calypso Coral ink if desired.  Cut six Labels in half through the smooth center.  Cut from each decorative edge to the center to form a triangle.  This will form one petal.  Use your bone folder to curl each petal.  Use your bone folder to slightly curl the edges of the whole Artisan Lable piece.  This will form your flower base.  Place a curled petal along one edge of the flower base and another just opposite.  Adhere all Petals with a Glue Dot.  Now place two petals going the other direction on top of the first layer of petals.  The next layer will go the same direction as the first layer.  You can trim the center portions if desired.  Continue placing petals until you have just one left.  Make small cuts along the top edge.  Roll it up slightly and attach to center of top petals with a glue dot.  Fluff flower if desired.
6.  Place sentiment label and flower in desired positions.  Adhere label with Dimensionals.  Adhere flower with either Glue Dots or a Demensional.
7.  Place Candy Dots in the top two corners of card.
8.  Hand deliver this card or put it in a package so it won’t get smashed.

I will have a new service available on August 1st.  More details coming soon.

Happy Stamping!

Easter Bunny Card

This cute Bunny card was one of the Make & Takes at our March downline meeting.  It uses the new Oval Collection Framelits.  This is a fun little Easter or Spring card.  It was fairly simple to make and all of our Bunnies turned out cute.
Bunny Card

Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#115370  c#127802
Distressed Dots  w#122815
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Marina Mist
Basic Black
Ink:  Marina Mist
Daffodil Delight
Basic Black Marker
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder  #
  Small Heart #117193
Itty Bitty Shapes (eyes) #118309
Scallop Oval  #119856
Large Oval  #119855
  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.   Stam your card front with the Distressed Dots and the Daffodil Delight Ink.  I have found the easiest way to get a good impression with the larger stamps is to ink it up well, then lay the stamp on the table with the rubber side up.  Place your card stock onto the stamp carefully.  Then hold your card stock with a finger or two and rub a clear mount block or the wood block over the card stock, switching where you are holding the card stock, so all parts of the card get rubbed with the block.
2.  Now get out your Big Shot and Oval Framelits.  Ears.  Cut two of the smallest ovals out of Marina Mist.  Cut two of the next larger size of ovals out of Whisper White.  Skip an oval and use the fourth oval from the center to cut the head.
3.  Glue your Ear Parts together with the Marina Mist on top of the Whisper White.  Run them through your Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
4.  Angle the Largest Oval for the Bunny Head.  You might also want to lay the ears in position too to make sure that is the angle you want both the head and the ears to be.  Glue down the Head and the ears in the desired positions.
5.  Punch two Basic Black Itty Bitty circles for the eyes.  Punch a Small Heart for the Nose.  Glue the eyes and nose in the desired positions.  Draw whiskers, whisker dots and the Bunny mouth with your Basic Black Marker.  Your Bunny is finished.
6.  Punch a Scallop Oval out of Marina Mist card stock.  Stamp Happy Easter in Marina Mist on Whisper White card stock.  Punch with the Large Oval punch.  Adhere Happy Easter to to the Scallop Oval with Dimensionals.  Adhere this to your card base with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your cute Bunny Card!

Happy Stamping!

Stamp-a-ma-jig Video

Watch this video!I use my Stamp-a-ma-jig quite a bit to perfectly position my sentiments and Two-Step stamps.  It can seem tricky to use, but after trying it out a couple of times you will get results like a Pro!  Have fun using your Stamp-a-ma-jig to help you make this card.

On a personal note:  I seem to have too many irons in too many fires lately.  I may not be able to continue to do a video every week.   I will still try to do a couple of videos a week.  I know I am a visual learner and it is easier for me when I see something done.  I have been working at the Family History Center more (almost every week)-which is fun too and I have a more demanding calling in my Church.  As a result it has been harder to keep up with my home and family.  I will still continue to post projects at least 3 days a week and the My Digital Studio downloads on Tuesday.
Stippled Flowers Two Step Stamping with a Stamp-a-ma-jig

Featured Product-Stamp-a-ma-jig  #101049
Stamps:   Stippled Blossoms  w#126745  c#126747
Four Frames w#123440  c#123442
Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#115370  c#127802
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Wisteria Wonder
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder
Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Framed Tulips Embossing Folder #121809
Other:  Sponge Dauber  #102892

1.  Stamp images using your Stamp-a-ma-jig as shown in the video making sure to leave enough room around the edges for the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.
2.  Use your Big Shot and the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder to make a frame around your stamped images
3.  Get your card base ready:  Wisteria Wonder card stock cut at 5-12″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Put SNAIL around the edges of your card front.  Adhere your stamped and embossed card layer.
4.  Admire your perfectly stamped card!

Happy Stamp-a-ma-jigging!

Sparkly Anniversary or Valentine’s Day Card

Happy Valentine's Day!My oldest son and his wife just had their 9th Anniversary.  Here is the card I made for them.  If you don’t have the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper today is the last day to order it.  I do love the seeing the contrast of the Glimmer Paper and the flocking!
Sparkly Anniversary or Valentine Card

I will be posting a “Love” card every Wednesday between now and Valentine’s Day that can be used as a Valentine’s Day card, Wedding card, or Anniversary card just by changing the sentiment.  Yes, they will most likely have hearts on them unless I change a lot.  I have always loved using Hearts!

* = Holiday 2012 Catalog which expires January 2, 2013
** = Spring 2013 Catalog which starts January 3, 2013
Stamps:  **Hearts a Flutter w#129249  c#129252 (Bundle with Stamps and Framelits w#131098 c#131097)
Teeny Tiny Wishes (Happy Anniversary) w#115370  c#127802
Papers:   *Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (the clear flocked window sheet) #126901
Whisper White card stock
Silver Glimmer Paper #124005
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Ink:  Real Red
Cherry Cobbler marker
Big Shot:  **Hearts  a Flutter Framelits #130159 (Bundled with Stamps-see above)
Hearts Collection Framelits #125599
Other:  Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049

1.  Cut your card base from either Whisper White or Real Red card stock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Red Glimmer paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Cut your Silver Glimmer paper AND your Candlelight Christmas flocked window sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put several Glue Dots under the red flocking on the window sheet and adhere it to the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Adhere this layer to the Red Glimmer paper card front with either Dimensionals or Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp the Scallop Heart image in Real Red ink.
5.  Stamp “Happy Anniversary” or desired sentiment in Real Red ink on your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Spray your Happy Anniversary stamp with Stampin’ Mist and wipe clean with a Tissue or paper towel.  (I had to redo my whole heart a couple of times because my “clean” stamp left faint letters where it was supposed to stay White!  I guess I need to clean my Stampin’ Scrub again.)  Position the word “Happy” that is on your Stamp-a-ma-jig clear sheet in the desired position on your stamped Heart.  Color the word “Happy” on your stamp with the Cherry Cobbler marker.  Stamp in desired position using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Spray your stamp and wipe clean as before.  Check on a scrap to make sure that no letters show up when stamped.  Now position the word “Anniversary” that is on your Stamp-a-ma-jig sheet in the desired position underneath the word “Happy“.  Color the word Anniversary with your Cherry Cobbler marker.  Stamp in desired position using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Whew!  The hard part is finished!
6.  Cut your Scallop Heart out using the coordinating Hearts a Flutter Framelit.  Choose the desired size Heart Collection Framelit to go behind your Scallop Heart.  Cut this Heart out of your Red Glimmer Paper.  Adhere the Scallop Heart and the Red Glimmer Paper Heart with Dimensionals.  Adhere to the card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your Sparkly Card before making someone’s day and giving it to them!

Comments are welcome and appreciated.

You can find the supplies to make this card in My Online Store.

Happy Valentine Stamping!

Delicate Doily Sizzlit & Delicate Designs EF

This fun, yet elegant Gumball Green and Whisper White White card has the delicate lacy touches of the Delicate Doilies Sizzlet (#126999), Delicate Designs Embossing Folder (#127023), the Lacy & Lovely stamp set (w#122885 c#122887), the Four Frames stamp set (w#123440  c#123442), Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (w#115370 c#127802), the Decorative Label Punch (#120907), and the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (#119850).  TIP:  I put a half sheet of printer paper UNDER my Sizzlet to get a good detail cut of all the little pieces.  Poke the holes out with your Piercing Tool, Stylus, or a toothpick.Delecate Doily and DesignsYou can purchase all the supplies to make this card at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!

Another Happy Mother’s Day Card

I just wasn’t happy enough with the previous card I had made for Mother’s Day.  Here is what I finally mailed to the Mothers in my family.  (PS.  The crocheted flower is an original Fleurette-long retired.  Sorry)

Happy Mother's Day! SUPPLIES:
* = Available June 1st, 2012
  Teeny Tiny Wishes w#115370  c#127802
*Layered Labels w#127070  c#127072
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple #126859
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride (retiring In Color 2010-2012)
*Raspberry Ripple #126842
Big Shot:  Finial Press embossing folder (retiring) #115963
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder #117335
*Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Punches:  Word Window  #119857
Modern Label #119849
Other:  Fleurette crocheted flower (retired several years ago-sorry)
Circle Fire Brad #109110 (retiring)
LOTS of Dimensionals  #104430
Mini Glue Dots #103683 (to hold the flower on)

I hope you had a great Mother’s Day!
Happy Stamping!


Wedding Thank You card

I wonder what stamp sets will be on the retiring list that comes out April 15th?   Leave a comment and let me know your favorite stamp sets that you hope won’t be on the retiring list.

Stamps Sets that will cause me to cry if they retire Cry
1.  Teeny Tiny Wishes
2.  Crazy for Cupcakes
3.  Patterned Party
4.  Hello Doily
5.   Creative Elements

Stamp Sets that never made it on my wish list, so I don’t mind if they retire.
1.  Extreme Elements
2.  Wonderfully Worn
3.  Out West
4.  French Foliage
5.  Raining Flowers

I have been making some Thank You cards for those who helped with my daughter’s wedding and reception.  I have been using some of my retired DSP.  I have used simple layouts that can easily use any DSP.  I made 3 different ones.  Here is the first one.

Thank You cardSupplies:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tiny Tags w#118091  c#118592
Elizabeth w#117120
Card Stock:  Baja Breeze
Retired DSP  5″ x 3-3/4″
Ink:  Baja Breeze
Night of Navy
Punch:  3/4″ Circle Punch  #119873
Ribbon:  Baja Breeze Seam Binding  #122331

Birthday Flower Card

Here is a card I made for a friend’s birthday.  I am flying out to help my Mom for a week or two and will post as I am able.  The Flower stamp (Mixed Bunch) and Blossom Punch are in the Occasions Mini catalog on page 17.  The “Happy Birthday” is from the Messages for Mom stamp set.  I also used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Enjoy!

Happy Birthday!