You + Me=Be Mine

We made this You Plus Me Valentine card at a women’s meeting at Church.  The ladies (and a couple of daughters) had a lot of fun.  Most of their cards turned out a little differently than mine, but they had fun and the cards were cute.  I should have remembered to take a picture of some of their cards.
You Plus Me Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  You Plus Me  wood #137133  clear #138594
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Big Shot:  Top Note Bigz Die #113463
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle Punch #120906
1-3/4″ Circle Punch #119850
Extra Large Oval Punch #119859
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small Heart) #133787
Adhesive:  Tombow

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a piece of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler out with your Big Shot and the Top Note Die.  Now run your Top Note die cut through the Big Shot with the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Attach your embossed die cut to your card base.  You can use either Tombow or Dimensionals.
3.  Stamp your desired images on Whisper White card stock with Real Red ink.  Punch out the You + Me with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  Punch out the Be Mine with the Large Oval Punch.  Also punch out a Whisper White  2-1/2″ Circle.  Punch out a little Heart from the Silver Glimmer Paper.
4.  Lay all pieces on your card front in the desired positions.  Attach with either Tombow Glue or Dimensionals.
5.  Some variations I saw:  stamp some of the hearts around the “Be Mine” so there is not a lot of white showing, same idea for the large white circle.  Add more Glimmer Hearts.  Have fun with this stamp set and card!

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Cellophane Gift Bag with Handmade Cards

I like to give my family a set of cards for Christmas.  This year they are wrapped in a 6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag with a Top Note topper and Washi Tape closure.
Christmas Card Gift Bag

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations w#132070  c#126707
Secret Garden w#131940  c#129144
Ink:  Garden Green
Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock:
  Whisper White
Big Shot:  Top Note Die #113463
Other:  Large Flat Cello Bags #102210  50 bags for $4.95
SNAIL Adhesive
Gingham Garden Washi Tape #129314

Christmas Cards Gift Bag-Top Note PlacementINSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a Top Note for each cello bag from Whisper White card stock.  Stamp “Thinking of you” in Garden Green and a flower in Raspberry Ripple on the long side of your Top Note.
2.  Adhere the Decorated Top Note to your Bag using SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Choose 6-8 cards to give away.  Add the envelopes.  (More cards and envelopes may fit in the bag.)  Put in the cello bag.
4.  Fold Top Note and cello bag over cards.  Hold the bag closed with Washi Tape.  This way they can open and close the bag over and over.
5.  Wrap with wrapping paper if desired.  Brighten someone’s days with the gift of Handmade cards they can share with their family and friends!

Happy Year-Round Gifting!
Nendy Kerr