Boho Blossoms White on White Wedding or Anniversary Card

Tis the season for Weddings and I need a few Wedding and Anniversary cards.  It has been a while since a made a White-on-White Card.  This will be one of my swaps for Convention.  I had a couple of friends over yesterday to help me make 50 of them.  We got most of the parts completed, though I need to get a new Boho Blossoms Punch, more Ribbon and Pearls.
Boho White on White Anniversary or Wedding Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Loving Thoughts  w#128436  c#125845
Ink:  Black StayzOn
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder #116824
Adorning Accents Embossing Folder #125601
Adorning Accents Edgelits  #125595
Punches:  Corner Rounder #119871
Boho Blossoms #119858
Punch Pack  #118309
Other:  White Organiza Ribbon #114319
Basic Pearls
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Round all four corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Round all the corners with your Corner Rounder Punch.  Run through your Big Shot using the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder.  Adhere to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your next layer of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5″.   Cut the one end using your Big Shot at the desired Adorning Accents Edgelit.  Use the coordinating Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and emboss about 1″ above the cut edge.  This rounded edge will be the bottom.  Round the upper two corners with your Corner Rounder Punch.
4.  Now for the Flowers.  Punch five sets of Boho Blossoms flowers from Whisper White card stock.  Slightly bend the flower petals upwards on each flower as you use it.  This will add some dimension to your project.    Use Glue Dots to adhere a large flower to a medium flower.  Repeat two more times.  Punch two Itty Bitty flowers.  Adhere each of these to another Medium flower.  Lay flowers in desired positions with larger flowers at the ends and in the center and smaller flowers inbetween the larger flowers.
5.  Stamp sentiment in Black StayzOn ink on the flower layer using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.
6.  Cut your Ribbon about 6″ long.  Position your Ribbon about 1/2″ below the top edge of your flower layer and adhere it with either SNAIL or Glue Dots.  (Mine is about 3/4″ below.)  Pinch the flat Ribbon in the center and adhere with a Glue Dot or two.  Tie a Bow.  Attach it to the center of your flat Ribbon using several Glue Dots on the back of the knot.  You may also need to use Glue Dots to position the bow parts and the Ribbon Tails in the desired position.
7.  You can finally adhere the Flower Layer to the embossed card front with Dimensionals.
8.  Now add your Basic Pearls as desired.
9.  Give this to a pair of Newly Wed’s or to a couple celebrating their Anniversary.  I will make another and use it for both!  Change the Sentiment and use it for a Birthday or other occasion.

You can buy the supplies to make this card at My Online Store.

Happy Card-Making!
Nendy

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Zoo Babies Baby Card or Child’s Birthday Card

This cute Zoo Babies Card can be made for either a new baby or a child’s birthday.  I am sure there is someone in your life who likes cute animal images.  I used one of the Gingham Garden Washi Tapes to create the checked border at the top of the card.
Zoo Babies Baby Card or child's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Zoo Babies  w#130453  c#130456
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
Gumball Green
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Pistachio Pudding
So Saffron
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Square Collection Framelits #130921
Punch:  Word Window
Other:  Gingham Garden Washi Tape  #129314
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Zoo Baby Giraffe in Baked Brown Sugar ink on So Saffron card stock.  Cut it out using a Square Framelit.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card stock out using the next larger size of Square Framelit.  Place Dimensionals on the back of both these squares.  Adhere the So Saffron one to the Pistachio Pudding one.  Lay on card front.
3.  Cut a 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  Put the Washi tape down the center.  If you just lightly place the tape onto the card stock it is easily repositionable.  Press the tape firmly down when it is in the desired position.
4.  Now place the layered Squares and the Washi Tape & card stock border in the desired positions.  Adhere the Layered Squares with Dimensionals.  Adhere the Washi Tape Border with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
5.  Stamp you sentiment in Gumball Green on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Punch it out with the Word Window punch.  Put half a Dimensional under the “C” in congratulations.  Put SNAIL on the rest of the sentiment back.  Adhere in desired position.
6.  You now have a quick Baby Card!  You can change the sentiment to Happy Birthday and have a quick child’s Birthday card.

You can purchase all the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

MDS Congratulations Card and June 25 MDS Downloads

My oldest son started a new job teaching at a new University yesterday so I made him a Congratulations Card and emailed it to him.  He has worked long and hard to accomplish this.
MDS Congratulations for a man e-cardThere are six NEW Downloads for My Digital Studio (MDS) today including the FREE July Desktop Wallpaper.  There is a good variety:  Pocket Cards, two Kits, Stamp Brush set, Ensemble, and the FREE Wallpaper for your Computer Screen (comes in six sizes).

MDS SUPPLIES:
Gumball Green card stock background
Wild Wasabi card stock layer
Be Yourself Designer Kit paper 14  #133426
Garden Green Brads
Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver recolored Gumball Green, silver brads
Oval and Square punches colored Pistachio Pudding resized to fill in behind Hodgepodge Hardware
I typed in the text

Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

NEWEST DOWNLOADS FOR TODAY
Be Brave Pocket Cards – Digital Download  #134840  $5,95
Download includes:
* 7-page designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 53-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 9 embellishments
* 1 punch
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Pocket cards for your divided page projects to help you document any time of the year
Colors:
Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Strawberry Slush, Taken with Teal
Be Brave Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
Get Going July Kit – Digital Download  #134764  $9.95
Download includes:
* 25-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 21 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Document the iconic landmarks you visit with this fun kit
* Create a swatchbook or wall art wish list of the places on your traveling bucket list
* Coordinates with the Get Going July Wallpaper
Color:
Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Tangerine Tango
Get Going July Kit -- Digital Download
Get Going July Wallpaper – Digital Download  #134838  $FREE
Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (desktop wallpaper in six sizes)
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Coordinates with the Get Going July Kit
Colors:
Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush
Get Going July Wallpaper -- Digital Download
Graphic Days Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #133496  $9.95
Download includes:
* 26-piece stamp brush set
Features:
* Digital exclusive
Graphic Days Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Ready For Departure Ensemble – Digital Download  #134706  $17.95
Download includes:
* Double-sided postcard invitation template (9-1/4″ x 4″)
* Thank you greeting card template (5″ x 3-1/2″)
* 7-page décor template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 3-page banner template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 2-page airplane template 8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 32-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 2 Designer Series Papers
* 27 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Plan the perfect party for your little pilot that will have everyone soaring
* Includes templates for invitations, thank you cards, banner, framable, bottle wraps, food flags, and more
Colors:
Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Ready For Departure Ensemble -- Digital Download
Then Now Kit – Digital Download  #133497  $6.95
Download includes:
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set overlays
* 12 Designer Series Papers
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Fun recolor to the Here & There Designer Series Paper with the addition of stamp overlays
Colors:
Bermuda Bay, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss, Primrose Petals
Then & Now Kit -- Digital Download


Hexagons and the Six-Sided Sampler Card

I really have been enjoying Hexagons and the new Hexagon Punch and coordinating Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.  I decided to use the greenish-blues inks.  I think this is my favorite card from my last stamp class.  Enjoy making one of your own!
Hexagon and Six-Sided Sampler Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six-Sided Sampler w#130953  c#130956  (Bundled with Punch  w#132725  c#132724 )
Chalk Talk  w#130631  c#130634  (Bundled with Framelits w#132731  c#132730 )
Inks:  Strawberry Slush Marker
Midnight Muse
Coastal Cabana
Bermuda Bay
Pool Party
Island Indigo
Pacific Point
Marina Mist
Pacific Point Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Chalk Talk Framelits #129983  (See bundles above)
Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punch  Hexagon #130919
Other:  Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Adhere to card base using Tombow Glue.
3.  Color the Chalk Talk stamp using Pacific Point and Strawberry Slush Markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using your Big Shot and coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit.  Outline the edge with your Pacific Point Marker.  Put Dimensionals on the back and set aside.
4.  Decide which Hexagon stamp you want in the center and stamp it using Midnight Muse ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Make sure you have a flat end next to the card stock edge for easier punching.  Use a different ink color for each of the six other Hexagon stamps you use.  Punch them out.  Add a Dimensional to the back of each Hexagon  Lay in desired positions on card front along with the sentiment.  When you are happy with the positioning, remove Dimensional backs and adhere to card front.
5.  Enjoy your summer-colored Hexagon card!

You can get all the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Amazing Lovely Romance Card in Bermuda Bay

Here is another “Amazing” Card using the Lovely Romance stamp set in Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.  I really like this color combination!  It is a quick and easy card to make and uses only a few supplies.  Have fun making your own version!
All-Occasion Card, Lovely Romance

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lovely Romance  w#130264  c#130267
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana card base
Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Chalk Talk Framelits  #129983
Punch:  Extra Large Oval  #119859
Other:  Antique Brads  #117273
Basic Rhinestones
Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim #130024
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.
3.  Cut your Trim/Ribbon about 6-1/2″.  Place Glue Dots on the Ribbon back and adhere in desired position on embossed Bermuda Bay.  Adhere this layer to card base with Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp your Lovely Romance images on Whisper White card stock using Bermuda Bay ink.  Cut out “Amazing” with the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit.  Punch out the medallion image with your Extra Large Oval Punch.  Pierce a hole in center of Medallion and insert Antique Brad.  Adhere both images to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Add Basic Rhinestones to corners, center of Antique Brad, and dot the “i” in Amazing with a Rhinestone.

You can purchase all the products to make this card in My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Summer Backyard Basics Card

This Summer All Occasions Card is made with the Backyard Basics stamp set and Framelits Bundle and shows off the Flowers, a Bird, and a Butterfly that symbolize Summer.  Get started on a relaxing summer just by watching nature:  the flowers, birds, and butterflies.
Flower, Butterfly, and Bird Card made with the Backyard Basics Bundle

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Backyard Basics w#129256  c#129258  (Bundles:  w#132729  c#132728
Inks:  Black StayzOn
Strawberry Slush
Gumball Green
Baked Brown Sugar
Marina Mist
Card Stock:  Strawberry Slush
Pistachio Pudding
Soft Sky
Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Magnetic Platform #130658 Keeps your Framelits in place while cutting them with your Big Shot.
Backyard Basics Framelits #129380 (Included in Backyard Basics Bundles-see above)
Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335
Other:  Blender Pen #102845
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Strawberry Slush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/2″.  Emboss the card front only using your Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp your Backyare Basics Flowers, Bird, and Butterfly with Black StayzOn ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color them using your Blender Pen and ink pads.  Cut them out using the Backyard Basics Framelits.  Put Dimensionals on the back of each item.
3.  Cut the Ovals out using the desired size Oval Framelits and your Big Shot.  I cut the largest one out of Pink Pirouette card stock.  The smaller ones are Pistachio Pudding and Soft Sky card stock.  Put Dimensionals on the backs of each oval.
4.  Adhere the two smaller Ovals on the card front, the adhere the larger Oval on the card front.  Now adhere the Backyard Basics flowers, bird, and butterfly on the Ovals.
5.  Admire your beautiful Summer Card.

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

Happy Summer Stamping!
Nendy

Flower Shop Birthday Card in Pinks

I made this Flower Shop Birthday card in pinks for my granddaughter who turned six this past week.  She loves flowers and sparkles!  Have fun making one of your own!
Julia's Flower Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flower Shop w#130939  c#130942  (Bundle with stamps & punch w#132727  c#132725)
Bring on the Cake  w#128490  c#121958
Ink:  VersaMark
StayzOn Black
Rose Red Marker
Pink Pirouette Marker
Pretty in Pink Marker (oops-retired)
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Squares Collection Framelits Dies #130921
Magnetic Platform  #130658 (to help your Framelits stay in place!)
Punch:  Pansy #130698  (Included in Flower Shop Bundle)
Embossing Powder:  Melon Mambo  #123223
Cherry Cobbler  #122949
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Heat Tool

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette and of Melon Mambo at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Layer card stock together on the bottom cutting plate which is on your Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform.  Position the Square Scallop Framelit and the next size straight-edge Square Framelit over the card stock layers.  Position the Framelits as desired to form a Frame and a center cut out.  You may not notice but I don’t have a lower Scalloped Edge on my Frame.  You could do a whole Frame and trim it and layer it to fit.  Anyway I used the Melon Mambo Scallop Frame and the Pink Pirouette center.
3.  Rub your Embossing Buddy over your Whisper White card stock.  Stamp 3 flowers of your choice from the Flower Shop stamp set on Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink.  Cover with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.  Put excess back into the jar.  Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool.  Stamp one more flower in VersaMark ink on the card stock.  Cover this one with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Punch out with the Pansy Punch.  Arrange in desired positions over Melon Mambo Frame and Pink Pirouette center to determine where to stamp sentiment.
4.  Take your Pink Pirouette center and sentiment stamp.  Stamp the sentiment in Black StayzOn ink.  Color in the Birthday with a Rose Red Marker.
5.  Adhere the Melon Mambo Frame and the Pink Pirouette Center to the card front in the desired position.  Now adhere the flowers in the desired positions.  I would have normally used Dimensionals on the center flower, but I glued it down because this card is for a child.
6.  Add Rhinestones of varied sizes to the flower centers.
7.  Admire your fun Birthday Card!

Purchase the necessary supplies to make this card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Father’s Day Card in Vanilla and Black

I finally finished making my Father’s Day cards!  This is a really different look and color scheme for me.  I like it!  I hope all my guys like it!
Father's Day Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Chalk Talk w#130631  c#130634 (Bundled with Framlits w#132731  c#132730)
Delightful Dozen w#128547 c#122652  (Happy Father’s Day)
Ink:  Black StayzOn
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Basic Black
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper  #126926
Glimmer Paper (Use in place of Bottle Caps if you don’t have any.  Your choice of color.)
Big Shot:  Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
I used several different Embossing Folders depending on who is getting the card.  The one shown is Argyle #127750  .  I also used Chevron #127749, and Houndstooth  #123134.
Punch:  Extra Large Oval #119859
7/8″ Scallop Circle #129404
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811  (Optional)
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig  #101049
Bottle Caps (Spring Catalog)
Crystal Effects  #101055
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cutting
1.
 Card base – Very Vanilla Card Base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″.
Basic Black Layer 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Very Vanilla Layer 4″ x 5-1/4″
Striped Layer 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
Basic Black Strip  1″ x 5-1/2″
Very Vanilla scrap for stamping
Make the Card
2.  Adhere your Basic Black Layer to the Card Base.
3.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp Happy Father’s Day or another sentiment on the Very Vanilla top section OR you can leave it blank.
4.  Choose an embossing folder and emboss the Basic Black Strip using your Big Shot.  Adhere to the top edge of the Striped Layer.
5.  Stamp the desired images from Chalk Talk.  Cut the one out with a Framelit.  Punch out the Oval.  Layer them with Dimensionals.
6.  Adhere card front to card base.  You just need to make the embellishment now.
7a.  Smash your Bottle Cap.  Open all the tabs on your Big Shot Multipurpose Platform.  Add the bottom cutting plate.  Add your Bottle Cap(s).  Add your top cutting plate.  Crank your Big Shot as Normal.  Punch a 7/8″ Scallop Circle from a scrap of Basic Black card stock.  Adhere in the center of your smashed Bottle Cap with Glue Dots.  Adhere Bottle Cap to card with about 6 or so Glue Dots.  Cover Bottle Cap center with Crystal Effects.  Set aside to dry for several hours or over night.
7b.  Current Product Option:  Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle out of Silver Glimmer Paper.  (You could also use the Red or Champange Glimmer Paper)  Punch a 7/8″ Scallop Circle from Basic Black card stock.  Adhere it to the Glimmer Paper with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Adhere the Scallop Circles to the card front with Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.  Cover the Black Scallop Circle with Crystal Effects.  Set aside and let dry for several hours.
8.  Admire your manly Father’s Day card!

Happy Father’s Day Card Making!
Nendy

Silver Beautifully Baroque Wedding Card

A friend of mine is getting married so I made a Silver Wedding Card using the Beautifully Baroque Stamp Set and Embossing Folder to coordinate with the Silver Gift Wrap.  I love the NEW Beautifully Baroque Stamp and Embossing folder.  I also decided to try sanding the Brushed Silver card stock.  It looks wonderful!  I hope you enjoy making one for someone special.
Silver Beautifully Baroque Wedding Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  *Beautifully Baroque w#130895 c#not available
Love & Laughter w#128433  c#125477
Ink:  VersaMark
StayzOn Black
Card Stock:  Brushed Silver #100712
Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Other:  Silver Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Basic Rhinestones
Sanding Block #129367
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

*Beautifully Baroque Bundle with stamp set and embossing folder:  w#132732  c#not available

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut two pieces of Brushed Silver card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (card front) and 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (card base).
2.  Emboss the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Brushed Silver card stock with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.  Choose which side of the embossed card stock you want on front and sand it with the Sanding Block.  I found it worked best to use circular motions when sanding.  Brush off all sanding debris.  Adhere embossed card stock to card base.
3.  Stamp the large Beautifully Baroque image in VersaMark on Whisper White card stock.  Cover the VersaMark ink with Silver embossing powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Cut around embossed image with scissors.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp the sentiment with Black StayzOn on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Apothecary Art Framelit.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Put the Baroque Image and the Sentiment in the desired positions.  Remove Dimensional backings and adhere in place.
6.  Add Basic Rhinestones as desired.
7.  I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock piece inside to write on.
8.  Admire your wonderful wedding card before giving to someone.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

MDS Downloads for June 4, 2013

There are four fun My Digital Studio Downloads for today with enough variety there will be something you like.

Here is the MDS Card I emailed everyone who ordered from me last month.  Place an order with me and I will email you a different Thank You Card.
MDS Summer Smooches Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Pacific Point Textured Card Stock  #120168
Daffodil Delight Dahlia  #130979
Day of Gratitude Stamp Brush Set-Thank You
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch in Elegant Eggplant #122151
Lots of Tags-Shape 4 Punch in Tempting Turquoise with a Pacific Point Mat  #124442
Summer Smooches Designer Kit-paper 5  #129601
Text Harlow Solid Italic

HERE ARE THE DOWNLOADS!

Go Everywhere Framables – Digital Download  #134695  $4.95
Download includes:
* 4-page décor designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 4 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Update your décor with these fun framables
* Use as-is or customize to match your colors or use them as overlays for your photos
Colors:
Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla
Go Everywhere Framables -- Digital Download
Inspired Elements Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134697  $9.95
Download includes:
* 68-piece SVG stamp brush set
Inspired Elements Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Inspired Words Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #134698  $5.95
Download includes:
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set
Inspired Words Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Muted Notes Kit – Digital Download  #133495  $6.95
Download includes:
• 12 Designer Series Papers
• 12-piece overlay Stamp Brush
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Achieve a completely different look on your projects with the recolored Neon Notes Designer Series Paper
* 12 color papers, 12 black and white overlay stamps
Colors:
Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Sage Shadow, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit
Muted Notes Kit -- Digital Download

The NEW 2013-2014 Annual Catalog is HERE!

We can order from the NEW Catalog starting at 12 noon Utah Time (MDT)!    I can post the NEW Catalogs on my Blog starting today, but have a class all afternoon.  So I will give you links so you can look now without having to wait for me to post them on my Current Catalog Page.  Both catalogs are PDF files you can view and/or download to your own computer.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

2013-2014 Annual Catalog
2013-2014 Celebrando (Spanish
Catalog)

Happy Wish List Making and Good Luck on narrowing down the list to fit your budget!  I know I have had problems!!!
Nendy

Gingham Garden and Label Love Birthday Card

I used the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper and the Label Love Bundle from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog to make this card.  You can now order items from the 2013-2014 Catalog starting at 12 noon Utah Time (MDT)!  There are SO MANY fun things in this Catalog!  It is hard to choose what to order first, but I almost have my list ready so I can place my order tonight after my class.  I did earn 3 FREE things from Sale-a-bration and recruiting during Sale-a-bration!  Another perk of joining Stampin’ Up!
Gingham Garden DSP & Label Love Bundle Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  *Label Love w#  130619  c#130622
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:
  Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310
Big Shot:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
Punches:  *Artisan Label #130920
Itty Bitty Shapes #118309
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Melon Mambo card base at either 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and score and fold at 4-1/4″ OR 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Dry emboss using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.  Wrap your Stitched Satin Ribbon (about 14-16″) around your Gingham Garden embossed paper and tie a knot.  Move knot to desired position.  Adhere Ribbon in place on the back with a glue dot.  Adhere your Gingham Garden piece to card front.
3.  Stamp your Birthday or other sentiment from Label Love in Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with Artisan Label Punch and punch 2 Melon Mambo Artisan Labels.  Punch 3 Itty Bitty Flowers from Melon Mambo.
4.  To make the Melon Mambo layer to go behind your sentiment:  Take your two Melon Mambo punched Artisan Labels.  Cut one in half horizontally and the other in half vertically.  Adhere the horizontally cut labels to the back of the Whisper White sentiment trying to make them stick out evenly from the top and bottom.  Do the same with the vertically cut label on the sides.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Add Basic Rhinestones to center of Itty Bitty punched flowers and Sentiment if desired.
6.  Admire your fun card!

*Label Love Bundle includes Stamp Set and coordinating Artisan Label Punch (15% discount)  w#132723  c#132722

You can purchase all the items to make this card after 12noon today, May 31, 2013, in My Online Store.  Sorry the links weren’t available when I posted this.  Just type the item number in the “Search” box to quickly find the item.  OR go to the category and change “Show 8” to “Show All” for easier browsing.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

MDS Memorial Day Card

Remember those who have served!Today the United States of America honors those who died while serving our country.  I live next to an Army Base.  The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) members will decorate the graves of the soldiers on Post today.  I also know several young men who have died in the service of our country this past year and left behind a wife and small children.  I see the sorrow and struggles of adjusting to life without their husband and father.

I do appreciate the freedoms these men and women have worked so hard to preserve!

So before you go off and have fun with your family and friends, please take a few minutes to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom and be grateful for their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families.

If you don’t live in the United States remember those who sacrificed in your own country.  There are many who deserve our respect and thanks for preserving freedom in the world.  Let us spend a minute to remember them.  What would the world be like without these brave men and women who help preserve freedom in the world?

Give Thanks today.
Nendy

Blue Ribbon Birthday

I made this Blue Ribbon Birthday Card for a friend.  I really like the way it turned out.  I will miss the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper when it retires next Thursday, May 30th.  Most of the items in the Spring 2013 Catalog will not be carried over.  So…… if there is anything you want or need more of you should get them now.
Blue Ribbon Birthday Card

The Retiring Accessories (everything that is not a flat stamp) are available only while supplies last.  There are even some discounted items still available.  Retiring Stamps are available until June 3rd.

On a happier note, we can start ordering from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog on Friday, May 31st.  I will be having a Play Date that afternoon.  We will be making one card using supplies from the NEW Catalog and then we will work on our own projects.  I will be placing   orders that day for all those who want to be among the first to place an order from the NEW Catalog.

Well, back to the Blue Ribbon Birthday Card.  I do love the bright colors.  You can choose your Designer Series Paper and then use coordinating colors (listed in the catalog and on the package) to make a wonderful card.  You can get a variety of looks just by using different patterned paper, different ink colors, embellishments, and ribbon.  Have fun making your own version of this card!

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Blue Ribbon  w#125979  c#125981 not retiring
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Marina Mist
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Whisper White
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper #130670 retiring
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
1″ Circle (I think)
Other:  Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon #122985  retiring
Dahlias #127556  not retiring
Basic Pearls
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wrap your Melon Mambo Ribbon around the bottom third of your card.  Tie a knot on the right side.  Use Glue Dots if necessary to hold Ribbon in place.  Trim ribbon ends.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Stamp your Blue Ribbon in Melon Mambo on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.  Place some Ribbon on top of the paper ribbon that was punched off.  Hold it together in the shape you want with Glue Dots.  Adhere to the back of your Blue Ribbon with Glue Dots.  Place a Basic Pearl in center of each scallop.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Marina Mist on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out and adhere to center of Blue Ribbon with Dimensionals.
5.  Adhere Dahlias in place with Glue Dots.
6.  Admire you Blue Ribbon Birthday Card!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Pop n’ Cut Dress Card

This Pop n’ Cut Dress card was really fun to make!  It is NOT Quick.  It does have a lot of steps that are easy though.  Try making one yourself!  I will give you the supply list and some basic steps, but won’t go into all the details because it would be a super-long post.  It took my class members 45-60 minutes to make it.  They did everything so they can duplicate it at home.  They each said it was worth the effort!
Pop n' Cut Dress Card Front
Pop n' Cut Dress Card inside

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bright Blossoms w#125495  c#125497
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Tempting Turquoise
Whisper White
Very Vanilla
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper or DSP of your choice
Big Shot:  Card Base Pop n’ Cuts  #130099
Dress Form Pop n’ Cuts  #130100
Dress Up Framelits #130101
Designer Frames Embossing Folder  #123130
Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Punch:  Extra Large Oval
Other:  Rhinestone
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Base.  Cut your Island Indigo and Tempting Turquoise card stock at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Insert into Pop n’ Cuts Card Base (without insert) making sure all cut lines are covered.  (Yes, put both pieces in at the same time.)  Run through your Big Shot.
Pop n' Cut Dress Card inside fold lines2.  Inside Pop-Up.  Put Dress Form Pop n’ Cuts into the Card Base lining up the center lines.  Put Tempting Turquoise card base in so the curvy top part is just above the slits at the bottom of the card base.  Run through your Big Shot.  Take your Bone Folder to help you fold the bottom score line and the bottom of the dress form stand.  Fold as shown in side view photo.  When finished folding close card and rub your Bone Folder over it a few times to flatten it out.
(Note:  Be very careful when gluing the card bases together.  Also be careful gluing the dress to the dress form.  Use a thin sparse line of glue along the edges.  It can get very messy if glue oozes out and can ruin your project.  The  Adhesive Remover didn’t do it’s usual great job on this project.)
3.  Glue.  Pay attention to the part of the Die Cut that is supposed to Pop-Up.  Put Tombow Glue on the back of the Tempting Turquoise EXCEPT for the part that is supposed to Pop-Up.  Make sure you only put a thin line of glue around the Pop-Up parts because you don’t want any glue oozing out and gluing your Pop-Up down.
4.  Cut Dress Forms & Dresses.  Cut two Very Vanilla Dress Forms from the Dress Up Framelits.  Cut two dresses and optional Jacket and hem ruffle.  Assemble outfits on Dress Forms as desired.  Choose which will go on the front and which will go on the inside of the card.
5.  Ovals.  Cut 1 Whisper White larger Oval and sponge edge with Tempting Turquoise ink if desired.  Cut 1 DSP Oval that is smaller.  Glue together.
6.  Card Front.  Cut a strip of Tempting Turquoise 1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Glue in desired position on card front matching the straight edge at the fold line.  Trim the bottom part that hangs over the edge.  Lay out the Ovals and the Dress on the Dress Form in the desired Positions.  Now glue down.
7.  Card Inside.  Carefully glue down the Dress and Dress Form over the Pop-Up Dress Form.  Emboss a Whisper White Oval Designer Frame.  Stamp the vase and flowers on a scrap of Whisper White.  Punch out with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  Glue into center of Frame.  Glue on the “back wall” behind the Dress and Dress Form.
8.  Open and close your card several times and enjoy!

Happy Pop n’ Cut and Dress Designing!
Nendy

Crab Punch Art Birthday Card

My grandson loves Crabs lately and turned 5 on Saturday.  So I decided to try and make him a Punch Art Crab for his birthday card.  I saw this Crab on Pinterest but it was an SVG file not Punch Art.  I decided to make it with Punches.  It was pretty easy after I figured it out.  I only used THREE Punches to make it.  I hope you decide to make one too.
Crab Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Crumb Cake
Smoky Slate (coming May 31st!)
Pacific Point
Bashful Blue (retiring)
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (retires May 30th)
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Cajun Craze Marker (I wish I would have sponged around the edges, but I used a Marker)
Basic Black Marker
Pacific Point Marker
Soft Suede Marker
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #19859
Small Oval #120908
1/2″ Circle #119869
Big Shot:  Happy Whale Clearlit #129403  (Retires May 30th)
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Other:  Googly Eye (retired)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Silicone Craft Sheer

INSTRUCTIONS:
CRAB
Punching:
Punching Illustrations
~Tangerine Tango:  You will use a little less than 1/4 sheet Tangerine Tango for your Crab.   Punch from Tangering Tango:  Punch out 2 Extra Large Ovals and 2 Small Ovals.  Punch 6 legs as shown in picture.  Punch 2 arms as shown in picture.  Punch 2 eyelids as shown in picture.  Sponge with Tangerine Tango or Cajun Craze now if desired.  (I wish I would have!)
~Whisper White:  Punch 2 eyes from Whisper White with the Small Oval punch.
~Pacific Point:  Punch 2 eyeballs from Pacific Point with the 1/2″ Circle Punch.
Assembly:
Assembling your Crab
1.  Legs and Arms.  Get out your Silicone Craft Sheet and Tombow Glue.  Place 1 Extra Large Oval in the center.  Lay out the 6 legs and 2 arms where you want them.  Glue them in place with Tombow Glue tearing off the parts that are too long.  You only need about 1/4″ of each piece glued to the back.
2.  Eyes.  Attach the Whisper White eyes between the arms.  Attach the Pacific Point eyeballs to the Whisper White eyes.  Now place the eyelids in the desired postitions.  I drew a line with my Cajun Craze Marker on the bottom edge of the eyelids.  You can add white lines or a comma to each of the eyes if you want.  My White Gel Pens have sprouted legs and ran away again.
3.  Pinchers. 
 We only have the 2 Tangerine Tango Small Ovals left.  Hold them together and cut out the “V” for the pinchers.  I cut straight down almost halfway for the first cut.  I made the second cut about 1/4″ away from the edge of the first cut, then cut down to meet the end of the first cut.  I drew a line with my Cajun Craze Marker down the center almost to the other side.
CARD
1.  Cut your Pacific  Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8=1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your Bashful Blue at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
2.  Adhere your 2″ x 5-1/4″ Ocean Waves from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper to the desired height on your card front.
3.  Cut your Crumb Cake card stock at about 1″ x 5-1/2″.  Tear one long edge.  (Optional:  you can sponge the edges if desired.  I just dragged the torn edge on the Baked Brown Sugar ink pad.)  I used the Soft Suede Marker to make little specks of sand on the Crumb Cake card stock.  Adhere at the bottom of the Bashful Blue card stock.
4.  Cut your Whale out of Smoky Slate card stock.  Sponge edges if desired.  Add a Googly Eye or draw on an eye.
5.  Lay your Crab and Whale in the desired positions on the card front.  Adhere.  I used the cut outs from the Whale as a stencil for the Whale’s water spout.  I colored the water in with a Pacific Point Marker.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Framelit.  Adhere in desired position.
7.  Admire your Fun Crab Birthday Card!  Give it to one of your favorite children!

Happy Punching!
Nendy

You’re Amazing in Bermuda Bay

We made this You’re Amazing card at my last Stamp Class.  It is a quick and easy card to make.  I did use the NEW Bermuda Bay card stock and Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Try making one in the color of your choice or the favorite color of the person you are giving it to.  This card would be also great to give to a favorite Teacher.

Remember that all Retiring Stamps can be ordered through June 3rd.  All other Retiring Merchandise is available only while supplies last!  You will pay twice as much if  you wait and get them off EBay so get them now while they are still available at a reasonable price!
You're Amazing in Bermuda Bay

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  You’re Amazing  w#126720  c#126722
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:
  Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Other:  Regal or Brights Brad
Paper Piercing Tool and Mat
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with your Fancy Fan embossing folder.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Cut your Whisper White at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp You’re Amazing in the center.  Cut out with the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Pierce holes where you want your brads.  Attach brads.  Put Dimensionals on the back around the edges and a couple in the center.  Adhere to your card front..
4.  Give an Amazing Person this card with a note inside to let them know how Amazing they really are!

You can purchase the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

MDS May 14 Downloads, Update, Bermuda Bay Card

There is another MDS Update.  Open My Digital Studio.  Click on the Help Tab on the top Toolbar.  Click on Update and follow the instructions.
MDS Updates Details.

The downloads today include a FREE Backpack Template that is perfect for Teacher Gifts, A download to help you with your Father’s Day cards, a Swatchbook Template to add pictures of your favorite people, and a Digital Kit with colors perfect for Spring and Summer.

Here is a quick 6×6 card I made for you using Bermuda Bay which has never retired on My Digital Studio.  I am sure there will be a NEW Color MDS Update available soon.  Stay tuned for Details.
MDS Bermuda Bay Bliss Card

HERE ARE THE DOWNLOADS FOR MAY 14, 2013
Because I’m The Dad Greeting Card Templates – Digital Download  #134685  $4.95
Download includes:
* Greeting card template (5″ x 7″)
* 3 greeting card templates (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)
* 33-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 5 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Share your sense of humor with Dad and show him how much you appreciate him with one of these funny cards
Colors:   Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Because I'm The Dad Greeting Card Templates -- Digital Download
Faces I Love Swatchbook Template – Digital Download  #134595  $12.95
Download includes:
* 26-page swatchbook template
* 39-piece SVG stamp brush set
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Help your little ones learn all the faces they love with this darling book
Colors:   Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie
Faces I Love Swatchbook Template -- Digital Download
Packed For You Designer Template – Digital Download  #134687  $FREE
Download includes:
* 2-page décor template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 7 punches
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Show all the teachers in your life that you care and appreciate them
* Fill the backpack with their favorite treats or a gift card
* Coordinates with the You Are So Nice Kit
Colors:   Apricot Appeal, Blushing Bride, Dusty Durango, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder
Packed For You Designer Template -- Digital Download
You Are So Nice Kit – Digital Download  #134688  $9.95
Download includes:
* 17-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 26 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Great for spring and summer, this versatile kit will help you with all your projects
* Coordinates with the Packed For You Designer Template
Colors:
Apricot Appeal, Blushing Bride, Dusty Durango, Going Gray, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder
You Are So Nice Kit -- Digital Download

Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

Fancy Favor Class

Have you wondered what my Online Classes are like?  Since the Fancy Favor Die is retiring I have decided to let you see this Class as a Sample of what my other Online Classes are like.  Here is the Full Class.  Have fun making the Basic Fancy Favor and Four other versions.  I will really miss the Fancy Favor die!!!!  Enjoy!
Four different ways to use your Fancy Favor Die

Welcome to My Creative Classroom! This Class features the Fancy Favor XL Bigz Die and Your Big Shot. You will learn how to cut and assemble a basic Fancy Favor.  You will learn when to use a regular Cutting Pad and a Crease Pad.  (You will want Extended Cutting Pads and optional Extended Crease Pad.) You will learn Four different ways to use your Fancy Favor:  1.  Use a Top Note die (or similar size die/Framelit or just a square of card stock).  2.  Make a cut out handle and close with the Two Tags die  or card stock strip & punches.  3.  Make a lid and use your Fancy Favor as a Gift Box.  4.  Make a window using the Labels Framelits (or just use a punch).

Please leave comments and let me know how you like the projects.  Also leave any questions you may have in the comments section and I will reply, or you can email me your questions.  I am here to help you have an enjoyable paper crafting experience.

Refresh the page if you cannot see the videos when the page first loads.

Supply List
Big Shot:  
Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die #115965
Extended Cutting Pads  #113478
Extended Premium Crease Pad  #117630
Paper & Card Stock for Basic Fancy Favor:
Card Stock of your choice cut at 5-1/2″ x 11″
Designer Series Paper of your choice cut at 5-1/2″ x 12″
Other Papers:
White Vellum Card Stock cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Other card stock and papers as specified in videos.
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip
Dimensionals
SNAIL
Tombow Multipurpose Glue
Other:
Stamp sets of your choice
Ribbon of your choice

You can purchase all the supplies to make these Fancy Favors from My Online Store.

Happy Die Cutting & Embellishing!
Nendy

Basic Favor Cut & Assemble

Fancy Favor with Top Note Topper

Fancy Favor with Handle

Embossed Fancy Favor with Lid

Lined Fancy with a Framed Window

Mother’s Day Cards 2013

I finally have my Mother’s Day cards finished and in the mail.  I am making this extra post because Mother’s Day is this weekend.  I made two versions this year because my Mom’s birthday card was the original for the Regal Rose design.  My DIL2 made one of the Regal Rose ones in Stamp Class last month.  So I came up with a second design.  I was having Stamper’s Block for a couple of days until I decided to make the Regal Rose design for my Sister and my daughters/DIL1.

The top two cards are the Melon Mambo Cards.  The lower 4 cards are the Regal Rose Cards.
Mother's Day Cards

REGAL ROSE SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing Family
Loved Ones
Oh Hello
Ink:  VersaMark
Melon Mambo
Tempting Turquoise
Pacific Point Marker
Card Stock:  Regal Rose (Retiring)
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Vellum Cardstock
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits
Needlepoint Embossing Folders
Heat Embossing:  Heat Tool
Melon Mambo Embossing Powder
Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder
Basic Black Embossing Powder
Other:  Rose Ribbon
Delicate Details Lace
Basic Rhinestones
Sponge Dauber
SNAIL
Dimensionals

REGAL ROSE INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Regal Rose card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Use the Scallop Border embossing folder with your Big Shot along the bottom of the card front.  Use a sponge dauber and Melon Mambo ink to highlight the embossed border.
2.  Use 3 of the Delicate Details Lace slightly above the Scallop Border on the left side.  Now adhere your Paper Doily with SNAIL.
3.  Use a Sponge Dauber and Tempting Turquoise ink to color two of the Ribbon Roses.  I inked up the top and the bottom.  Set aside to dry or set the color with your Heat Tool.
4.  Heat Embossing.
~Stamp the Oh Hello Chevron Oval with VersaMark ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cover with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.
~Stamp “You’re an Amazing” with VersaMark ink on Melon Mambo card stock.  Cover with Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.
~Stamp “Sister” or “Daughter” or other sentiment with Versamark on a 7/8″ strip of Vellum Cardstock.  Cover with Black Embossing Powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.
5.  Cut out the Oval with an Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Cut the next larger Oval out of Melon Mambo card stock.  Use scissors to cut around the “You’re an Amazing”.
6.  Adhere the two ovals together with Dimensionals.  Adhere to the center of the Paper Doily with Dimensionals.  Adhere the “You’re An Amazing” with Dimensionals as shown.
7.  Adhere your Vellum sentiment by placing a Glue Dot in the areas under where the flowers and Rhinestone will be.  Add Glue Dots to the top of the Vellum where the flowers will be.  Adhere flowers on top of Glue Dots.
8.  Finish up by adding one Delicate Details Lace circle to the upper left-hand corner.  Put a Rhinestone in the center.  Add a small Rhinestone to the center tip of the crown and other spots as desired.
9.  Admire your wonderful card!

MELON MAMBO SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Loved Ones
Secret Garden
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Tempting Turquoise
Melon Mambo
Ink:  VersaMark
Pacific Point Marker
Pacific Point Reinker
Big Shot:  Secret Garden Framelits
Heat Embossing:  Heat Tool
Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder
Other:  Simply Pressed Clay
Simply Pressed Clay Molds
Artisan Embellishment Kit – Lace
Basic Rhinestones

MELON MAMBO INSTRUCTIONS
The Day before.  (Optional if making the Simply Pressed Clay Flowers.)
~Press desired amounts of Simply Pressed Clay into the Simply Pressed Flower Molds.  Take it out and add enough Pacific Point Reinker to the clay until  you get the desired color.  It will stay the same color when dry.  (Note:  Work over your Silicone Craft Sheet and keep some Kleenex or Paper Towels handy.  If you don’t want inky fingers you might want to wear disposible gloves to mix the ink into the clay.)
~Now that your Clay is colored press it back into the molds.  Flatten the back with your Bone Folder.
~Gently remove each flower and set them aside to dry.  I am not really sure how long it takes them to dry.
The Next Day 
1.  
Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and told at 4-1/4″.
2.  Place the wide Lace from the Artisan Embellishment Kit on the front of your 4″ x 5-1/4″ Melon Mambo card stock.  Don’t cut it yet.  Start at one side and keep your Glue Dots handy.  I put 3 Glue Dots along the edge of the lace and placed it so it was slightly over the edge of my card stock.  I kept adding Glue Dots every 1/2″ or so along the top and bottom of the lace and stretched it tight (so the folds were forced to lay flat).  Then I would add more Glue Dots to the next section.  When I got to the other edge of the card I put Glue Dots on the edge of the card stock and pressed the lace against them.  I then trimmed the lace at both ends so it was straight along the card stock.
3.  Stamp sentiment below the lace.  Cover with Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.
4.  Stamp desired flowers from Secret Garden stamp set in Pacific Point ink on Tempting Turquoise card stock.  Color parts of the flowers as desired with the Pacific Point Marker.  Cut out using the Secret Garden Framelits and your Big Shot.  Adhere in desired positions with Dimensionals.
5.  I ran my Pacific Point Marker along the raised edges of the Simply Pressed Clay Flowers to emphasize them and add more Dimension.  Adhere your Simply Pressed Clay Flowers to the center of the Secret Garden Flowers with Tombow Glue.  Add Rhinestones to the center of the Clay Flowers, the card front corners, and the sentiment if desired.
6.  Admire your bright, fun card!

Mailing:  When I mail cards like this I add a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I position the card so the back of the card is against the front of the envelope.  (Make sure and address your card BEFORE you put the card in!)  Place the Whisper White card stock over the front of the card and slide them in together.  Put the lumpiest part of the card in first so it will be at the bottom of the envelope.  I did use two stamps on the Melon Mambo cards.

Happy Mother’s Day!
Nendy