Love Blooms Embellishment Kit: Butterfly Cards

The Love Blooms Embellishment Kit has lots of fun pieces to work with!  I still have quite a few pieces left.  The 4th card is posted on my Newsletter Projects Site and is available for all my Newsletter subscribers who register for the site after signing up for my Newsletter.

The two cards pictured are the same basic layout and just use different papers.  You can change the papers to get a totally different look.
Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit Butterfly CardLove Blossoms Embellishment Kit Hello Butterfly CardSUPPLIES:
Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit  #140551
Crazy About You Bundle Wood #139324, Clear #139325, Photopolymer #138873
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:
Whisper White or Thick Whisper White
Rose Red
Pink Pirouette
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #140548
Big Shot:  Bold Butterfly Framelits #138135
Butterflies Thinlits #137360
Hello You Thinlits  #137363 (See Crazy About You Bundle above)
Punch:  Word Window
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Fine Tip Glue Pen OR Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

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.  Cut your patterned paper at 4-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Rose Red or Pink Pirouette card stock at 4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ OR 4″.  The Pink Pirouette card stock is cust at 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The Rose Red card stock is cut at 4″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach to patterned paper layer in the desired position.  Trim excess off edges if needed.
4.  Cut your Butterfly pieces.  Use the large Bold Butterfly Framelit to cut the patterned paper of your choice.  Use the medium Butterflies Thinlit to cut either a Rose Red or Whisper White Butterfly.  Glue the patterned butterfly to the Thinlit Butterfly piece.  Let dry.
5.  Cut out the “Happy” or “Hello” and “You” using the Hello You Thinlit.  I used the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT Cutting plate.  The Big Shot Die Brush helps the pieces come out a lot more quickly.
6.  Stamp the desired word(s) from the Crazy About You stamp set in Rose Red ink on a 3/8″ x at least 4″ Whisper White card stock.  Watch this Video to see how to use the Word Window Punch with longer words.  I colored the around the edge with the Rose Red Marker, or just use your ink pad to color around the edges.
7.  Lay out all your pieces on your card front.  Bend the Butterfly wings up by the body.  Attach in the desired places.  Adhesives:
~Fine Tip Glue:  Happy
~Tombow Glue:  Gold Foil Heart
~Glue Dots:  center of the Butterfly body, Sequins, Wood Heart, Pearl String
~Dimensionals:  Mother’s Day
8.  Finish the Butterfly.  You can decorate the Butterfly body with either a small wood heart and two pink enamel dots, or sequins, or even part of the pearl string.  Cut  two sets of Pearls with 8 pearls.  These become the antennas.  Use a Glue Dot to attach each end of the Antenna Pearls.
9.  Add a few sequins to the card front with Glue Dots.

Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit-Buy Now

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Easter Bunny Punch Art Card-Updated

I have decided to update the Bunny Card I made a few years ago.  I hope you like this one just as much!

Here is the NEW one:
Easter Bunny Card-Updated

Here is the Original one.  You can find the Supply List and Instructions HERE.
Bunny Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes   Wood #128748, Clear #127802
Ink:
  Black StazOn
Basic Black Marker
Signo White Gel Pen #105021  OR Chalk Marker #132133
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Basic Black
Cucumber Crush
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits  #129381
Decorataive Dots embossing folder  #133520
Polka Dots embossing folder  #133739
Punches:  Large Oval  #119855
Word Window  #119857
Washi Label  #138296
Itty Bitty Accents #133787
3/4″ Circle  #119873
Other:  Fringe Scissors  #133325
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sky card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Put your card front in the Polka Dot embossing folder with the card back on the outside behind the embossing folder.  Make sure the dots for the card front are sinking down so they will be raised when you are finished.
2.  Cut a 1″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Cucumber Crush card stock.  Put Tear & Tape along one 5-1/2″ edge.  Use your Fringe Scissors to cut “grass” down to the Tear & Tape.  Attach to the lower edge of your card front.
3.  Cut out your Bunny Head and Ears from Whisper White card stock and Oval Framelits.  I used the smallest  Oval for the ears.  Choose the size you want for the Head.
4.  Assemble your Bunny.
~Punch two Pink Pirouette Large Ovals for the inside of the ears.  Glue to the Whisper White ears.  Let dry for while your find your Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Lay both ears in the Embossing Folder and run through your Big Shot.
~Punch two Basic Black 3/4″ Circles for the Bunny Eyes.
~Punch the Itty Bitty Accents Heart from Pink Pirouette card stock for the nose.
~Lay the Bunny Head on the bottom right corner of your card front at a slight angle.  It should extend off the card front a little on both the side and the bottom.
~Lay the eyes and the nose on the Bunny Head.  Position the ears where you want them, making sure the one will not extend over the card base.
~Attach the parts:  Ears with Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.  Eyes with Tombow Glue.  Draw the white eye parts with your White Gel Pen or Chalk Marker.
~Remove the nose and draw the whiskers and the mouth with your Basic Black Marker.
~Attach the Heart Nose with a Stampin’ Dimensional cut in half.  You might have to cut off a little bit.
5.  Attach your Bunny to your card front with lots of Dimensionals.  Make sure the one ear is touching the top of the card.  Place your Bunny at an angle.
6.  Stamp Happy Easter with Black ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Word Window Punch.  Use the Washi Label Punch to punch a Label from Cucumber Crush card stock.  Attach the two together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Easter and Spring!
Nendy Kerr

Easter Lily Card

Easter is March 27th this year.  This week’s posts will feature Easter projects.  Today features the Remarkable You stamp set.  This is the card I am sending to my family.

This card uses a very basic Paper Piecing Technique.  For more detailed Paper Piecing projects subscribe to The Creative Technique Corner.  The Paper Piecing Technique is CT22.
Happy Easter Lilly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Remarkable You   Wood #139891, Clear #139894
Teeny Tiny Wishes   Wood #128748, Clear #127802
Ink:  Black StazOn
Garden Green Marker
Daffodil Delight Marker
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
So Saffron
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Stylish Stripes embossing folder  #132174
Punch:  Word Window  #119857
Other:  Paper Snips #103579  OR scissors
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  Glue to card base.
3.  Cut your So Saffron card layer at 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″.  Stamp your Easter Lilly on the So Saffron card layer in Black StazOn ink.  Color the stems with the Garden Green Marker.
4.  Stamp your Easter Lily on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out around the flower.  Glue onto the So Saffron layer over the flower.  Color in the flower center with your Daffodil Delight Marker.
5.  Cut a Very Vanilla layer at 3-1/2″ x 4″.  Attach your So Saffron layer to the Very Vanilla layer.  I used Tombow Glue.  Attach your Very Vanilla layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Stamp Happy Easter in Black StazOn on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  You can also emboss your envelope flap for added interest if you want.  Watch This Video to see how quick and easy it is.

Happy Easter!
Nendy Kerr

Botanical Blooms Three Cards

 

Today is my Botanical Blooms class.  We are making 4 cards including the two posted earlier this week.  I also made another card from some of the pieces.  Since I could not decide which ones to post I will show you all three.  I will only give brief details for each.  They all use the Botanical Blooms Bundle (stamps, Framelits, Designer Series Paper) and one uses the Sale-a-bration Botanical Vellum paper.  Have fun!

Card 1 – Three Squares Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Hello Honey squares are 2″ and sponged with Cajun Craze.
~The Designer Series Paper squares are 1-3/4″ square and sponged with Cajun Craze.
~The Vellum is 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  I laid out all the pieces and attached the squares to the Vellum.  I then added adhesive under the squares to attach the Vellum to the Mossy Meadow card base.

Yellow Flower Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Hello Honey card base, Cajun Craze layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Patterned paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Use your stamp and Mossy Meadow ink to stamp lines on the blank leaves on the paper.  I thought this was pretty fun.
~Stamp a large leaf lines and a medium leaf lines in Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow ink.  Cut out with the coordinating size Leaf Framelits.  Next time I will use Dimensionals under the leaves so they stand out better.
~Cut your Flower and two flower centers from Hello Honey card stock.  Attach the centers with Glue Dots.  I did not use Dimensionals under the center petals and will add them the next time.

Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Fern Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Cut your Daffodil Delight card base.
~Cut your Old Olive card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut out Ferns from the front.  (I just used the piece I had cut the ferns out of for my class.)  Attach it to your card base.  I just used SNAIL.  Tombow Glue would have been a better choice though.
~The Cajun Craze square is 1-1/2″.  The patterned paper square is 1-1/4″.  Both are sponged with Cajun Craze ink.  These are attached to the card front with Dimensionals.
~The “thinking of you” is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and punched out with the Word Window Punch.  The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the Washi Label Punch.  The Botanical Garden Flower Jewel is attached with a Glue Dot.

Have fun using your Botanical Blooms Bundle!  I sure have!!Buy the Botanical Blooms Bundle Today!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Quick Tip: Extending your Word Window Punch

Do you have a stamp that looks like it will be perfect for the Word Window Punch except it ends up being too long?  Watch this short video to help you solve this problem.

This Video is less than 2 minutes long!

SUPPLIES:
card stock cut at 3/8″ plus about 1″ longer than your sentiment
Word Window Punch #119857
Word Window Punch by Stampin' Up!

Happy Word Window Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Spooky Spider Halloween Mini Treat Bag

Have fun making this Spooky Halloween Treat Bag with a Punch Art Spider.  It is pretty quick and easy to make.  Check back Monday for a video on making the Mini Treat Bag.
Spooky Spider Halloween Mini Treat BagSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  And Many More  Wood #134273, Clear #134276
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Tangelo Twist
Blackberry Bliss
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper #139584
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits v#137547
Seasonal Frame Thinlits #139658
Punches:  1/2″ Circle
3/4″ Circle
Word Window
Other:  Spider Web Doilies  #139622
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Dimensionals

TIPS:
1.  Cut out Mini Treat Bag from a 6″ x 12″ piece of Happy Haunting paper.  Assemble with the Tear & Tape Adhesive.
2.  Attach the Spider Web Doily with a few Glue Dots.
3.  Stamp Happy Halloween with Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Put half Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Cut the Spooky out of Tangelo Twist card stock with your Big Shot and the Seasonal Frame Framelits.
5.  Spider from Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Use Tombow to glue parts together.
~Head= 1/2″ Circle Punch
~Body= 3/4″ Circle Punch
~8 Legs = sliver of 3/4″ Circle Punch.
6.  Lay out the pieces on top of the Spider Web Doily.  Attach Happy Halloween and Spider with Dimensionals.  Attach Spooky with Tombow Glue.
7.  Put in a treat for someone special.

Happy Halloween Treat Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Happiness Always Veggie Card

The Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper is perfect for a variety of cards and invitations:  for gardeners, and for a luncheon invitation with friends.  What reason would you use this paper with all the healthy veggies and fruits?  I hope lunch time is soon!  This is also a quick and easy card to make!
Happy Farmer's Market Veggie CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  And Many More  Wood #134273, Clear #134276, French #135537
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Farmer’s Market #138448
Punches:  Word Window #119857
Washi Label #138296
Other:  Linen Thread #104199
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blackberry Bliss card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Farmer’s Market DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lightly wrap your Linen Thread around the DSP three times and tie a bow.  Trim bow ends.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse or Snail.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Blackberry Bliss ink.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Punch out a Blackberry Bliss Washi to go behind your sentiment.  Put half Dimensionals on the back of both punched shapes and attach them together.  Attach the sentiment layers on the card front in the desired position.
4.  If desired, cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and put on the inside of the card to write on.  OR you can write with a White Gel Pen or Chalk Marker.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mother’s Day Flower Cards

I taught a Mother’s Day card class Thursday for the 8-11 year old Achievement Day girls from Church.  They each received a packet for a Melon Mambo card and a Perfect Plum card.  Here are the samples using the Petal Potpourri Bundle (stamp set and punch).  They had a fun time being creative and did well with cleaning their stamps when they were done using them.  I did explain they were using “Grown-up Glue” and that they did not need to use very much.  We only had two girls that forgot.  Hopefully their mothers can open their cards.
Mother's Day Flower Cards

SUPPLIES:
Bundle (stamp set and punch):  Petal Potpourri  Wood #138876, Clear #138877
And Many More  Wood #134273, Clear #134276
You Plus Me  Wood #137133, Clear #138594
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Elegant Eggplant
(Blackberry Bliss was also available for the girls to use)
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Pink Pirouette
Perfect Plum
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Big Shot Embossing Folder:  Decorative Dots #133520
(There were also several other embossing folders to choose from)
Punches:  Word Window #119857
Note Tag #135860
3/4″ Circle #119873
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Card stock.  Choose your colors.  A.  Perfect Plum and Whisper White, OR B.  Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette.  OR C.  Choose your own color combination.
~card base cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~card front for use with embossing folder is cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Pink Pirouette and Whisper White for stamping and Punching.
~Silver Glimmer Paper.  Punch a 3/4″ circle for each flower center if desired.
2.  Run your card front through the Big Shot with an embossing folder if desired.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp the flowers and the sentiment.  Punch them out.  Glue them on your card in the desired positions.  Glue your Silver Glimmer Paper circles to the Flower centers if desired.

Happy Mother’s Day Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Butterfly Basics Easter Card

We made this pretty Easter card at my last Stamp Class.  It has basic coloring with Markers.  Some ladies used the back side of the patterned DSP for a more vibrantly colored card.
Butterfly Basics Easter Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Butterfly Basics  Wood #138813, Clear #138816, Photopolymer #137154, MDS #138142, Libre Mariposa #138351, Simplement Papillon #138353
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood #128748, Clear #127802, MDS #125766
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Pistachio Pudding
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Crisp Cantaloupe
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper #133698
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Punches:  Word Window #119857
Modern Label #119849
Other:  Basic Pearls
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crisp Cantaloupe card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the pattern of the Designer Series Paper you want and cut it at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base with Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Stamp your flower image on Whisper White card stock with black ink.  NOTE:  Use Memento Black ink with Photopolymer stamps.  StayzOn will permanently make them black.  Color the flowers with Markers.  Due to the shading in the stamps only simple coloring is needed to make the flower look great!
4.  Choose the desired Oval Framelit to cut out your flower.  Yes, I cut off part of the stem.  Choose the next larger Oval Framelit and use it to cut your Crisp Cantaloupe mat.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Ovals and layer them together.
5.  Stamp Happy Easter in Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Punch the mat from Crisp Cantaloupe card stock using the Modern Label Punch.  Attach your sentiment with Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  I usually use three half Dimensionals on the back of the Modern Label piece.
6.  Lay out your Ovals and sentiment in the desired positions and then attach them.
7.  Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mom’s Birthday Card

This is the Birthday Card for my Mom and is made with items from the Annual Catalog, 2014 Holiday Catalog, and the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  Today is the last day to order from the 2014 Holiday Catalog and the Year-End Closeouts.  You can order from the 2015 Occasions Catalog tomorrow.
Mom's Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Kit:  Artisan Embellishment Kit #137909 (Available tomorrow-January 6, 2015)
Stamps:
  Something to Say wood #134177  clear #134180  MDS #138099
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Filigree Frame Embossing Folder #135818 (Available until January 5, 2015)
Punches:  Word Window
Modern Label
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge OR Sponge Dauber
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse adhesive OR Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Melon Mambo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card bottom layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Melon Mambo card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Line up in your Filigree Frame embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Attach with Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue.
4.  Cut your next Whisper White layer at 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Cut your top Whisper White layer at 3″ x 4″.  Use the laser cut Rose template from the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  Center it on the 3″ x 4″ Whisper White.  Use your Stamping Sponge wedge OR your Sponge Dauber and the Melon Mambo ink to sponge inside all the Rose cut-outs.  Also sponge around the outside edge of this layer.
6.  Cut off 3 Roses from the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  Sponge them lightly with Melon Mambo ink.  Trim off the exposed netting from the bottom of the Rose “Ribbon”.  Attach to the card with Fast Fuse.
7.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window punch.  Punch some Melon Mambo card stock with the Modern Label punch.  Attach them together with Dimensionals.  Attach them to the card front with Dimensionals.
8.  You now have an elegant card ready for your Mom or a friend.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Flowerful Heart Valentine Card

This is a fun Valentine card to make using the limited edition Flowerful Heart Stamp and the Fresh Prints patterned paper from the Occasions 2014 Catalog!  The Stamp is only available until January 27th or while supplies last.
Flowerful Heart Valentine

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flowerful Heart w#134617  c#not available  (Available only until January 27, 2014 or while supplies last)
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#128748  c#127802  MDS#125766
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Pink Pirouette
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #132996
Punches:  Word Window #119857
Modern Label #119849
Big Shot:  Hearts Collection Framelits
Tools: Paper Trimmer
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper into strips using your Paper Cutter.  Make sure the leaf parts don’t show down the center of your cutting ruler before you cut.
3.  Line up the Strips on your card front leaving spaces in between.  No the spaces won’t be even because of the varied length of the strips.  It doesn’t really matter.  Adhere the Strips with SNAIL.  Trim off the overhanging ends with scissors.
4.  Stamp your Happy Valentine’s Day and Flowerfull Heart in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.
5.  Cut out your Heart with the coordinating Heart Framelit.  Cut the next larger Heart Framelit from Red Glimmer Paper.  Layer the Hearts together with Dimensionals.
6.  Punch out your Modern Label from Red Glimmer Paper.  Now finally punch out your sentiment with the Word Window Punch.  Adhere sentiment to Glimmer Paper with Tombow Glue.
7.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the layered Hearts and the layered sentiment.  Adhere in desired positions on card front.  Add Basic Rhinestones to the center of the stamped flowers if desired.
8.  Give to someone special for Valentine’s Day !  OR change the sentiment and use for a Wedding or Anniversary card.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr