Beautiful Bunch Birthday Card

Here is another quick card with flowers.  This time I used the Beautiful Bunch stamp set which also comes bundled with the Fun Flower Punch.  Enjoy making this card for your family and friends!  Change the stamps and papers for some variety.
Beautiful Bunch Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Beautiful Bunch stamp set + Fun Flower Punch  Wood #140258, Clear #140259
Stamps:  Beautiful Bunch stamp set only  Wood #134279, Clear #134282
Tin of Cards  Photopolymer #138946
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Whisper White
Real Red
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper  #135315
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #140548
Punches:  2″ Circle Punch #133782
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch #118874
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Other:  Metal Rimmed Pearls  #138394
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your flowers with Real Red ink making sure to stay about 1/8″ -1/4″ away from the fold.
3.  Cut your flower paper at 1-1/4″ x 6″.  Attach to card base about 1/8″ – 1/4″ from fold line.  Cut your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper at 3/8″ x 6″.  Attach next to flower paper.  Trim away the papers that hang over the edge.  I left these papers a little longer than necessary so they would not be too short as that has been happening to me a lot lately.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2″ Circle Punch leaving some blank space at the top of the circle for the flower.
5.  Punch a 2-3/6″ Scallop Circle from Real Red card stock.  Attach to Happy Birthday Circle and card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Punch an Itty Bitty Accents Flower from Real Red card stock.  Bend the petals up around the center.  Attach to your Happy Birthday circle with 2 Glue Dots.  Peel the yellowish backing from the Metal Rimmed Pearl and put in the center of your Itty Bitty Flower.
7.  You can stamp Flowers on your Envelope Flap if desired.

Clear Mount Bundle   Beautiful Bunch Buy Now-001

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Tiny Flower Box

Give someone a nice little Flower Gift box with either a small gift or some treats inside.  This is pretty quick to put together  as the box in the premade Tiny Treat Box.
Flower Gift BoxFlower Gift BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing Birthday  Wood #134225, Clear #134228
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper  #140550
Punches:  Pansy  #130698
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle  #118874
1-3/8″ Circle  #119860
Embellishments:  Cucumber Crush 1″ Dotted Lace Ribbon  #138423
Metallic Foil Doilies  #138392
Honeycomb Embellishments  #140566
Box:  Tiny Treat Box  #135829
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Tear & Tape  SNAIL does not hold the Ribbon well.
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Put a strip of Tear & Tape around the center of your box outside.  Attach your Ribbon so it starts and stops in the center front.  Press along the Ribbon & tape to make sure they are stuck together.
2.  Fold all score lines and Assemble your box:
~First: the side with the “U”
~Then the two sides
~Last-push the part that extends through the sides and the “U”.  Flatten out.
~Close the lid.
3.  Stamp a small round sentiment from the Amazing Birthday stamp set or a stamp of your choice.  Punch out with the Circle Punch.  Attach to a small Silver Doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Silver Doily to the front of your box (covering where the Ribbon ends meet) with Dimensionals.  Yea, the sides and front are finished!
4.  Put Tear & Tape along the sides of the box lid stopping about 1/4″ from each corner.  Punch your Large Scallop Circle from Pink Pirouette card stock and center on the lid.  Notice the box lid showing through on each corner.
5.  Punch two Glimmer Paper Flowers using your  Pansy Punch.  Bend up the petals on the top flower.  Attach the two flowers using Glue Dots.  Attach the flowers to the Scallop Circle on the box lid.
6.  Put 4 Glue Dots on each card board side of the Honeycomb Embellishment and attach to the center of your Glimmer Paper Flower.
7.  Add a small gift or some treats and make someone happy!

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Rose Wonder Quick and Easy Card

This Rose Wonder card is quick and easy and is made on the card base with no extra layers.  A customer commented that most cards today involve very little stamping, lots of layers with die cuts or punches.  So I am accepting the challenge to make at least one card a week that involves more stamping and less layers.  The Grateful Bunch Collage Card was the first, this is the second single layer card.  Have fun!
Rose Wonder single layer cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Rose Wonder  Photopolymer #140697  (Bundle with Rose Garden Thinlits #140804)
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Pink Pirouette Marker
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Other:  Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199  so you get a great stamped image with your Photopolymer stamps.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Ink up your large Rose with Melon Mambo ink and with your card base on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat, stamp your Rose.
3.  Stamp your Frame and the Happy Birthday in Melon Mambo ink on your card base.
4.  Use your Pink Pirouette Marker to color on the outside of the Rose Petal lines as shown.
5.  Ta-Da!!  You are done!!  Experiment with different colors of card stock and ink and with different stamps.

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Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Rose Wonder Birthday Card

This Birthday Card uses the Rose Wonder Bundle:  stamp set and Thinlits, plus the Fun Frames embossing Folder.  Have fun making one of your own.  Choose your colors and have some fun!
Rose Wonder Birthday cardSUPPLIES:
Rose Wonder Photopolymer Bundle #140804
Ink:  Rose Wonder
Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Rose Red
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Rose Garden Thinlits (See Bundle above)
Fun Frames embossing folders #133727
Polka Dots embossing folder #133739
Embellishments:  Glitter Tape #141020  (Sale-a-bration product FREE with $50 purchase available until March 31, 2016)
Dazzling Details #124117
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Paper Snips or scissors to cut out the Fun Frame
Baby Wipe or wet paper towel to remove some of the ink from embossing folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rose Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Put your card front inside the Polka Dot embossing folder folding the card back under the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp your four Flowers with Rose Red ink using the Rose Wonder Flower that coordinates with the Thinlit.  I did use the Precision Base Plate with my Big Shot to cut these flowers out.  Cut all four flowers out using your Big Shot and the coordinating Thinlit.
3.  Choose the words you want on your card, then choose the Fun Frame embossing folder that your words fit in.  Stamp your words in Cherry Cobbler ink on Rose Red card stock making sure you have enough room for your Fun Frame.  You can see my choices.  Feel on the inside of your embossing folder for the side where the images sink down to leave indents (not being raised above the plastic).  Take your Cherry Cobbler ink pad and run it over your embossing folder on the side where the images sink down.  Make sure all the flat parts which include the dots and the inner frame lines and outer frame lines are covered with ink.  If you are like me, you will have ink covering most of the inside of the Frame where you want to stamp your image.  Take a baby wipe or wet paper towel or tissue and wipe away the ink from places you don’t want it.  Remoisten the ink on the embossing folder by opening your mouth wide and breathing on it.  Now insert your Rose Red card stock into the embossing folder so the stamped words are positioned in the Fun Frame where you want them and run through your Big Shot.  Run your embossing folder under running water to clean.  Cut out your Fun Frame using Paper Snips or scissors.
4.  Lay out your Flowers and Frame.  Decide where your Glitter Tape will go remembering that Stampin’ Dimensionals do not stick to the Glitter Tape.  Attach your Glitter Tape to your card front.  Attach your Flowers with 2 Glue Dots under the center small circles.  Attach your Fun Frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put dots of Dazzling Details on each of the flower center circles.  Set aside to dry.
5.  You can use the Flower stamp to decorate your envelope OR you can emboss the envelope flap.  Watch this Video to learn how to emboss the envelope flap.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Balloon Birthday Card

I made this Balloon Birthday card for a swap.  I was in the mood for blues after all the reds and pinks I have been using the last few months.  This card is pretty quick and easy and can even be given to men!  Just pick the Birthday boy or girl’s favorite color(s).
Big Balloon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Celebrate Today  Photopolymer #137138 (Bundle with Balloon Framelits #138869)
Party Wishes  Wood #140651, Clear #140961  (Bundle with Party Punch Pack:  Wood #141073, Clear #141071)
Perfect Pairings Wood #141258, Clear #141261 (Sale-a-bration product available until March 31, 2016 FREE with $50 purchase!)
Ink:  Pacific Point ink pad and Marker
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  Balloon Framelits #137362  (See Bundle above)
Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
Punch:  Party Punch Pack #140608  Small balloons
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Prepare your pieces:
~Stamp the Balloon filler design you want on the Tempting Turquoise card stock in Pacific Point ink.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Balloon Framelit.
~Stamp your words in Pacific Point ink on Pool Party card stock.  Cut out with the Chalk Talk Framelit.  Color the edge with the Pacific Point Marker.
~Stamp your small balloons on Tempting Turquoise card stock with Pacific Point ink.  Punch out with small Balloon Punch.  Add to your words with Dimensionals.
3.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lay your large Balloon and your words layer in the position you want.  Now cut out a large Balloon with the Balloon Framelit so it is off to one side as shown.
4.  Assemble:
~Your large Balloon will use Dimensionals to attach to the card front.  The part that hangs over the Balloon cut out will need a stack of two Dimensionals so it will be flat inside of sinking into the Balloon cut out.
~Attach your word layer with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp small balloons on your envelope so the receiver will get excited just seeing the envelope!

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Quick & Easy Hello Card

This fast Hello Card uses the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set “Hello” which is only available until February 15th with a $50 purchase.  There are several sayings to go with the Hello along with  the party hat, smiley face, and sunshine you can use.  Enjoy making this quick and easy card for someone special.
Quick and Easy Hello CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hello  Wood #141240  Clear #141243 (available until February 15th)
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Marina Mist

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp Hello and the selected saying you want in the center of the card.  Stamp either the party hat, smiley face, sunshine or a combination around the Hello.
3.  Stamp some of the little pictures on your envelope flap.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Birthday in Pink & Purple with some Sparkle

My granddaughter’s birthday is today so I used the Party Wishes Bundle to make her a card in Pink Pirouette, with a little Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, and Blushing Bride.  You can make this card with any colors the Birthday Girl or Birthday Boy likes.
Lillian's Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Party Wishes  Wood #140651, Clear #140961 (Bundle with Party Punch Pack Wood #141073, Clear #141071)
Ink:  Rose Red
Elegant Eggplant
Elegant Eggplant Marker
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper #140550
Punch:  Party Punch Pack #140608  (See Bundles above)
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue, Fast, Fuse, OR SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 Pink Pirouette card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run the edges across your Rose Red ink pad.  Watch This Video for card stock edging techniques.
3.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” and “Make a Wish” in Rose Red ink.
4.  Stamp two balloons in Elegant Eggplant ink on each side of the Make a Wish.
5.  Draw three strings for each set of balloons.
6.  Punch out two Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper Balloons.  Attach with a Dimensional to card front in between each set of balloons.
7.  Attach your completed card front to the card base.
8.  Stamp Balloons on the envelope if desired.

You can purchase all the supplies for this project from My Online Store.

Happy Birthday Card Making!

Happy Birthday Pop-Up Card

This impressive and  fairly quick Pop-Up Birthday card will impress any Birthday Boy or Girl (no matter how old they are!)!  Enjoy making lots of these for your family and friends.  Just change the card base color to match the receiver’s favorite color.
Birthday Pop-Up Card: ClosedBirthday Pop-Up Card: OpenSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Whisper White
Big Shot: Party Pup-Up Thinlits #140620 (Bundle with Party with Cake stamp set  Wood #140815, Clear #140814)
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #
Adhesive:  SNAIL OR Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  SCORE and Fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card center at 4″ x 10-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 5-1/4″.
3a.  Now pull out your Big Shot.  These pieces both cut better if you use the Precision Base Plate and a flat top cutting pad.  You will notice both Thinlits have triangle-like points on the top and bottom in the center.  You are to align these up with the fold line to get the Pop-Up in the center.
~Choose which one will be flat on the front and which will be the Pop-Up on the inside of your card.
3b. Now that you have decided which Thinlit to use flat on your card front, and to Pop-Up inside your card, you can cut.  Look for a video demonstrating this on Friday, January 15, 2016.
Flat
~Take note that the sides of the Hip Hip Hooray only make a score line on the sides.  If you want it flat on the card front, just cut along the score lines on each side.
~The 3 thin lines on the sides of the Happy Birthday also have score lines at the end of the Thinlit.  If you want the Happy Birthday to lay flat, just cut off the thin lines next to the letters on each side.  You can color The candles, letters, and cake stand with Markers if you want.
~Use the Big Shot Die Brush to help you get out all the small parts quickly.  You can also run your Bone Folder between the card stock and Thinlit to help finish getting the pieces out.
~You can save the curly pieces from the Hip Hip Hooray Thinlit to glue onto the front of your card using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I didn’t think of it until I had thrown my pieces away.
Pop-Up
Place your card stock and Thinlit on your Precision Base Plate.  Line up the Triangle Points on the top and bottom of the Thinlit with the fold line on the Whisper White 4″ x 1-1/2″ card inside.  Center it on the top and bottom with the Triangle points still on the fold line.  The top point on the Happy Birthday is between two candles.  Once everything is lined up and centered the way you want it, put on the top cutting plate and run through your Big Shot.  Once through usually does it with my Big Shots.
4.  Fold the inside of your card in half.  Now push the Pop-Up in the opposite direction so it will stick out from the center when opened.  Fold your card inside flat and rub with your Bone Folder so all the folds are well creased in the direction you want them.
5a.  Now it is time to attach the card inside to the card base.  With your card inside still folded in half, put SNAIL on the side that will be attached to your card base.  DO NOT put ANY adhesive on the part you want to Pop-Up!!!!  This is also why we are using SNAIL instead of Tombow.
5b.  Put your folded card inside fold line along the card base fold line, making sure the card inside is centered along the top and bottom of the card base.  Rub to attach the SNAIL.
5c.  Now lay your card base flat.  Put your Bond Folder under the Pop-Up and attach the other half of your card inside flat to your card base.  Fold your card in half with your Pop-Up still pointing out and flatten it out well with your Bone Folder.  This will get rid of any lumps or bulges that may have formed under the adhesive.
6.  Stamp or write on the inside if desired.
7.  Attach your Flat cut out to the Front.  Attach the curly pieces too if you want.  You now have a fun Pop-Up Birthday Card!

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Gift Bag Punch Board Video

Do you have some smaller gifts to give this year?  Make your OWN small Gift Bag in just a few minutes using the Gift Bag Punch Board, some adhesive, and some ribbon or Baker’s Twine!  It takes less time to make your OWN Gift Bag than to watch this video!!

This video is 12 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Card Stock or Paper cut at 10″ long for a Small bag, 11″ long for a Medium Bag, and 12″ long for a Large Bag.  Cut the paper 1-1/4″ taller than you want the finished Bag height to be.  For example:  a 6″ tall piece of paper will make a Bag about 4-3/4″ high.
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape
Ribbon or Baker’s Twine if desired

TIPS:
1.  Score along the 10″, 11″ or 12″ side of the paper at 1-1/4″ with either your Gift Bag Punch Board or other scoring device.
2.  Remember to Punch first, then Score.
~a. Start at the Start Line. Punch then score at the S, M, OR L  line depending on the length of your paper.  10″ long=Small.  11″ long=Medium.  12″ long=Large.  This will be the Back of your Gift Bag.
~b. Move your Score Line to the Start Line.  Punch.  Now score the side of your bag: Left side of Triangle, line down the Center of Triangle, Right side of Triangle, then the Side Line.  These 4 Score lines make the side of the Bag with the Pleat.
~c. Move the Side Score Line (the furthest to the Right) to the Start Line.  Punch.  Now score the S, M, OR L  line  to form the Front of your Bag.
~d.  Repeat Step 2b to make another Side and form the Tab for the adhesive.  Trim off the the flap part of the Tab.  Check the diagram on the Punch Board to made sure your project looks the same.
3.  Place adhesive on edge of Bottom Flaps:  Front facing up:  both Sides and Back flaps and side Tab. Turn over so the inside is facing up and put adhesive on the Front flap.  Fold in the sides first, then the Back, then the Front.  Use your Scoring Tool to press down the adhesive.
4.  Optional Ribbon Holes.  Punch the end, then each side of the Front and Back.  DO NOT punch the center lines of the Sides.

Happy Gift Bag Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Joy Mini Treat Bag Video

Here is a video showing you the basic steps in making a Mini Treat Bag.  There are also five differently embellished Mini Treat Bags to show you some of the variety you can get using this one Thinlit set.  Have fun creating your own Mini Treat Bags!

This video is 6 minutes and 38 seconds.

Note:  I was trying to add links to my video at the end.  I hope to figure out what I need to do soon and change it.

BASIC SUPPLIES
Big Shot &  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547
Tear & Tape Adhesive OR Fast Fuse

ADDITIONAL  SUPPLIES USED IN VIDEO:
Paper: Winter Wonderland Speciality Designer Series Paper #139588
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Big Shot:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851
Other:  3/8″ Gold Glitter Ribbon #139614
Glue Dots (to hold ribbon in place)
Tombow Glue (for Joy)

Happy Mini Treat Bag Making!
Nendy Kerr

Wood Celebrate Card

This is a quick and easy All-Occasion Fall Card with fun Wood Accents.  Make some today to help with your card-giving this Fall.
Fall All Occasion cardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow
Into the Woods Designer Series Paper #139586
Big Shot:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821
Deco Labels Framelits #130102
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Accents:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Expressions Natural Elements #138395
Into the Woods Elements #139636
Adhesives:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Into the Woods patterned paper card front  at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put a strip of Fast Fuse on the back about where you want your Baker’s Twine to be.  Wrap your Gold Baker’s Twine around your patterned paper three times and attach it to the Fast Fuse.  Attach your card front to your card base with Fast Fuse.
3.  Punch out your Flower image from the Into the Woods paper.  Use the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  Cut between the flower groups if necessary to get the flower grouping you want.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Choose the size Deco Label Framelit you want and cut it out with Mossy Meadow card stock.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Layer the Circle Flower image and the Deco Label die cut.
6.  Choose your Expressions Natural Elements word that you want.  Position it and the layered Flower image in the desired positions on your card front.  Attach the Expressions word with Tombow Glue.  Then attach the Layered Flower image.  Attach one or more Into the Woods Elements with Glue Dots.
7.  You now have a nice card to give to someone special!

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Tin of Cards-Brown Wood Birthday

This is the last card from the Tin of Cards Kit.  It was made with supplies that come with the Kit plus the candle from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.
Tin of Cards Brown Wood Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Tin of Cards Project Kit #138378
Tin of Cards Photopolymer stamp set #138946, French #140064
Sprinkles of Life stamp set  #139971
Memento Black ink pad
Delightful Dijon ink pad
Calypso Coral Ink pad and Marker
Glue Dots
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the following things from your Kit:  Kraft Brown card base, Wood piece, Yellow strip, dotted window sheet.
2.  Stamp the corners of your card front with one of the corner stamps from The Tin of Cards stamp set and Memento Black ink.
3.  Attach your printed Yellow strip with Fast Fuse or Snail adhesive.
4.  Attach your Window Sheet to the inside of your card front with Glue Dots.
5.  Stamp your Wood piece with Delightful Dijon ink using the Happy Birthday sentiment and the Sprinkles of Life Candle stamp.  Also stamp a candle on the card front next to the window.  Attach the Wood piece with Dimensionals.
6.  You now have a fun Birthday card to give to someone special.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Oliver’s Dinosaur Birthday Card

I made this Dinosaur Birthday Card for my Grandson who is turning 6 today.  He loved stamping his own Dinosaur card, so I used the rest of the Dinosaurs on his card and envelope.  Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the envelope.
Dinosaur Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  No Bones About It  Photopolymer #138756
Ink combinations for Dinosaur & Bones:
Mint Macaron & Marina Mist ink
Pear Pizzazz & Mossy Meadow ink
Real Red ink for party hats
Memento Black ink
Basic Black Marker to make window bubbles
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Wild Wasabi card base
Pear Pizzazz grass
Other:  Tear & Tape adhesive #138995
Tombow Glue
Fringe Scissors #133325
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Wild Wasabi card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Stamp your first Dinosaur, the Stegosaurus, in Mint Macaron for the body and Marina Mist for the bones.
4.  Stamp your second Dinosaur, the T-Rex, in Pear Pizzazz for the body and Mossy Meadow for the bones.  Next time I will probably choose Old Olive for the bones.
5.  Stamp a Real Red party hat on both Dinosaur heads.
6.  Cut around the top of the Dinosaurs.
7.  Stamp your sentiments in Memento Black ink.  Use your Basic Black Marker to draw Word Bubbles around the sentiments.  Pay attention to which way you want the small part to point.  Cut these out with your scissors.
8.  Cut a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock for your grass.  I think mine was 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Put a strip of Tear & Tape adhesive along on of the long edges.  Use your Fringe Scissors to cut down to the Tear & Tape.
9.  Decide where you want everything.  Attach the Dinosaurs and sentiments with Tombow Glue.  Attach the Grass with the Tear & Tape.
10.  You now have a card most children will love!  (My girls liked Dinosaurs as much as my boys.  Same with my oldest granddaughter.)
11.  Stamp some dinosaurs on the envelope.  I stamped the brontosaurus in Pear Pizzazz on the front, and the Rhino looking one on the back.  I also stamped one of the sentiments on the flap.  I know he will be excited to see this envelope!

Happy Dinosaur Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Sprinkles of Life Cupcake Birthday Card

This Birthday Card uses the Cherry On Top paper and the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating Tree Builder Punch.  Choose your colors.  This paper coordinates with Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White.  Choose colors that Birthday Boy or Girl will like.  Lots of combinations are available.
Sprinkles of Life Cupcake Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer #139971, French #140038
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder (or color of your choice)
Markers:  2015-2017 In Color Markers #138333
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Watermelon Wonder
Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #138443
Punches:  Tree Builder #138295
2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Sponge wedge
Baker’s Twine of your choice  I used Silver Baker’s Twine #132976
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  (I would use either Bermuda Bay or Pool Party for the Birthday Boy.)
2.  Cut your Balloon print paper at 2″ wide.  Make sure your print is going the correct direction.  Put the bottom into the Banner Triple Punch to cut the notch off the bottom.   Wasn’t that fun and easy!  Sponge around the edges with Watermelon Wonder ink if desired.  Attach with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
3.  Stamp the cupcake liner with Tip Top Taupe ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your “Cloud/Frosting” in Watermelon Wonder ink on top of the cupcake liner on the Whisper White card stock AND on some Watermelon Wonder card stock.  Punch out the Watermelon Wonder card stock Frosting.
4.  Color the candle with the Watermelon Wonder  marker and the flame with the Delightful Dijon marker.  Remoisten and stamp so the candle only sticks above the frosting about 1/2″.  Punch out the whole cupcake with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  If your candle is too tall you can use an Oval Framelit. Now sponge around the edge with Watermelon Wonder ink.
5.  Finish the cupcake by coloring the cupcake liner with the Delightful Dijon marker.  Layer on the Watermelon Wonder Frosting with Dimensionals.  Tie a Baker’s Twine bow and attach with a Glue Dot or Tombow Glue.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Circle and position on the card front.
6.  Your card is now ready to give to the Birthday Girl or Boy.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Birthday Balloons Card

This card uses the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle with the Balloon Framelits and the Happy Birthday words.  I also used the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Have fun making this card to give the next birthday girl or guy!
Balloon Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle – stamps and Balloon Framelits  #138869
Inks:  Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper #137783
Other:  Gold Baker’s Twine  #132975
Stamping Sponge
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

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 diagonal striped Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges with Bermuda Bay ink.  Attach to card base with Fast Fuse adhesive.
3.  Cut two balloons from the confetti print with gold flecks using your Big Shot and the Balloon Framelit.  Now cut a balloon from Island Indigo card stock using the Balloon Framelit.  Sponge around all the balloons with Bermuda Bay ink.
4.  Choose the Happy and Birthday stamps and place them on the same clear block.  Make sure they fit inside your Island Indigo Balloon.  Stamp in Island Indigo ink.
5.  Put Dimensionals on the back of all three balloons.  Double stack the Dimensionals on the top and bottom of the Island Indigo balloon leaving just one Dimensional on each side.  This will make the center balloon stand out some from the other balloons.
6.  Put a Glue Dot on the string end of each balloon and place some Gold Baker’s Twine on the Glue Dot.  Now attach your balloons to the card front leaving the ends of the Baker’s Twine loose for now.
7.  Trim the ends of the Baker’s Twine now.  These ended at the bottom of the diagonal striped layer.  Gently roll a Glue Dot and attach to the bottom end of each piece of Baker’s Twine and attach to the bottom of your card.
8.  Your birthday card is now ready to give to that special someone.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Super Boy’s Birthday Card

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

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

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

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Sale-a-bration Birthday Card

Here is a Birthday Card made with Sale-a-bration products:  the Designer Series Paper, the Accessory Pack, and the stamp set.
Big Day Birthday Card

SUPPLY LIST:
Stamp: Big Day Wood #139091  Clear #139094  (Sale-a-bration product)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Calypso Coral
Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper #138633  (Sale-a-bration product)
Other:  Sponge wedge
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Buttons and Ribbon) #138634  (Sale-a-bration product)
Glue Dots,
Fast Fuse

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Calypso Coral card base.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Bermuda Bay ink.
3.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 2″ wide and 1-1/2″ wide and about 4″ long.  Trim a notch with paper snips on one end of each banner.  Sponge around the edges with Bermuda Bay ink.  Position and attach trimming off the excess at the top of your card.
4.  Thread the ribbon through your button holes (OR just tie a knot and attach with a Glue Dot.)  My button didn’t show up very well  on the paper so I sponged the edges.  I know, I am nuts, but I didn’t want to thread ribbon through another button.  🙂  Attach your button with several Glue Dots.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Card Holder Book

Look at this wonderful Card Holder Book my daughter-in-law, Kristine Kerr, made for me for my birthday!  This is great because I have lots of cards laying around!  Now I have a small, cute place to hold them.  It is a Hard Cover Book with threads to put your cards on.  If you want one of your own check out her ETSY Shop:  Paper & Chocolate Press, and on Facebook.  She does do special orders-even for other countries.
Card Holder Book

Card Holder Book-Open

Just thought I would share this with you.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Chalk Birthday Card

Do you love the Chalkboard look?  This card uses the new Chalkboard Paper and the Yellow Citrus Chalk ink pad.  Enjoy making your own “Chalkboard” card.
Chalkboard Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News  wood #134015  clear #134018
Ink:  Yellow Citrus Chalk #138093
Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Chalkboard Paper #137786
Bermuda Bay
Daffodil Delight
Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper #137783
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Dimensionals
Fast Fuse Adhesive

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 Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges with Bermuda Bay ink if desired.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Bermuda Bay layer at  3″ x 3-1/4″.  Sponge around edges with Bermuda Bay ink if desired.
4.  Cut your Daffodil Delight layer at 2-3/4″ x 3″.
5.  Cut your Chalkboard Paper at  2-1/2″ x 2-3/4″.  Stamp “It’s Your Birthday!” using the Yellow Citrus Chalk Ink.  Let dry while you attach Dimensionals to the back ot the layers in Steps 3 and 4.  Attach these two layers together.  Now add Dimensionals to the back of your Chalkboard paper and attach to the other layers.  Place in the desired position on your card front.
6.  You now have a quick & trendy birthday card to give to someone special.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Lillian’s Birthday Card

This card was made for my granddaughter’s birthday.  Since she is just turning one year old, I made it Postcard style and enclosed it in a Clear Envelope so she can hold and play with it and not damage it too much.  You can make it into a regular card and use for any age.
Big Day Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
 Big Day (Sale-a-bration 2015) Wood# 139109  Clear# 139112  (FREE with $50 purchase before tax & Shipping)
Markers & ink Pads:  Bermuda Bay
Strawberry Slush
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Strawberry Slush
Washi Tape:  Beach House #133689

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Pink Pirouette Postcard Base at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  OR cut a regular card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Color the “Celebrate your BIG DAY with Cake” stamp using the Bermuda Bay and Strawberry Slush Markers.  Stamp just below the center.  I will be making a video on this technique soon.
3.  Stamp the “Happy Birthday” and the Cake with Bermuda Bay.  Stamp the Candle with Strawberry Slush.
4.  Add the Pink Strawberry Slush Washi Tape (although I think they say it is Real Red) to the sides of the card.  Then add the Coastal Cabana Washi Tape to the top and bottom edges.  Leave some of the card stock showing along all the outside edges.  Rub the Washi Tape firmly with a Bone Folder so it will stay stuck to the card.
5.  Add a quick Birthday note to the inside and give it to the Birthday Girl.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr