Punch Art Pumpkin Card

Pumpkins are a symbol of Fall so here is a Punch Art Pumpkin Card for you to make.  It is pretty quick with just a little bit of sparkle from the Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine and the Gold Buttons.
Punch Art Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For All Things  w#135152  c#135155   French #136985   MDS Download #138114
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
Tangelo Twist
Very Vanilla
scrap of Garden Green for Pumpkin stem
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819   MDS download #138119
Big Shot:  Argyle Embossing Folder #127750
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Gold Basic Metal Buttons #133763
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Hello Honey card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your candy corn Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Punch three Tangelo Twist Extra Large Ovals.  Run them through the Big Shot with the Argyle Embossing Folder.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  (I forgot.)  Attach the two side Ovals to the center Oval with Tombow Glue.  Add a 3/8″ x 1″ Garden Green stem to the top of your Pumpkin.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.  Thread your Gold Baker’s Twine through two button holes of your Gold Button.  Attach with Glue Dots to your Pumpkin.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Tangelo Twist ink.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Add a Gold Button attached with Glue Dots.  Attach your label with Dimensionals to your card front.
5.  You now have a nice Fall themed card to give to a special someone.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Punch Art Hercule Poirot Card

I received this card as a swap at Convention.  It was made by Kathleen Brandt and I copied it since it made me smile.  We made it in my August Stamp Class.  It does remind me of  Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christy’s books.  It is a pretty easy card to make and perfect to give to an Agatha Christy book fan.
Hercule Poirot card

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Basic Black
Whisper White
Soft Sky
Basic Gray
Big Shot:  Mustache Framelit #133741
Punches:  1″ Circle #119868
1-3/8″ Circle #119860
2-1/2″ ” Circle #120906
Word Window #119857
Other:  Paper Trimmer #126889
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sky card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Basic Gray layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Soft Sky layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
4.  Cut your Whisper White at 3/4″ x 2″.  Cut down about halfway at the 1″ mark so you can fold down the “shirt collar”.  Set aside.
5.  Now for the Monocle (single eye glass piece.  Punch the 1″  Circle from Basic Black card stock.  Now use the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch to punch around the 1″ hole.  Set aside.
6.  Punch out a 2-1/2″ Circle from Basic Black card stock.
7.  Cut a 3/8″ x about 3-1/2″ Basic Black.  Lay your Work Window Punch up-side down so the punch hole is showing.  Stick one end of your Basic Black strip into one end of the Word Window Punch so you can round the end of your “Hat Brim”.  Repeat with the other end so your strip is about 3″ long.
8.  Now to assemble the hat.  Decide the placement of the “Hat Brim” on the 2-1/2″ Circle.  Glue in place.  Trim off excess below the Brim.
9.  Now that you have made all the pieces, lay them in the desired positions on your card front.  Glue on.
10.  Now you have a card to give someone who loves mysteries!

Happy Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Autumn Accents Leaf Card

I had a bunch of Autumn Accents leaves left over from my Fall Banner.  I also had a So Saffron card base laying on my table.  So I used them to make this card with lots of leaves for the background.
Leaf Background Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For All Things  w#135152  c#135155  French #136985
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  So Saffron card base
Mossy Meadow
Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812
Punch:  Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut out your leaves with your Big Shot.  I used card stock cut at about 3-1/2″ x 6″.  I cut 4 sheets at a time.  The BIG advantage of Bigz and Originals Dies!  I used a total of 3 Mossy Meadow, 3 Tangerine Tango, 3 Crushed Curry, and 3 Cajun Craze.  (Totally unplanned!)  Lay them out in the desired positions to cover up as much of the So Saffron card base as possible.  I started with tow of the long curvy leaves going up and down the center (Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze).  Then lined the sides using all 4 colors.  Then use two of the pointed leaves (Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango) horizontally in the center with the points meeting in about the center of the card.  I filled in the rest of the spaces with the other leaves trying not to have any of the same color close to each other.  Yes, the outside leaves do hand over the edges, some quite a bit.
3.  Now glue your leaves into place, going over and under other leaves as necessary.
4.  Trim the excess card stock leaves from around the card base.  I find it easier to cut with the card base showing so my cut line is straighter.
5.  Stamp your sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.
6.  You now have a nice Fall Card!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Make a Sparkly Crown for your Princess (Option for your Little Prince)

I made a couple of crowns for my granddaughter to wear when she has to take her “yucky” medicine.  (She had her tonsils out last week.)  I was unsure how well the one made of only Glimmer Paper would hold up, so I made a second one.  Since I am mailing them they are not totally assembled in the pictures.  I just used paper clips to hold them together for the pictures. My daughter will get to do the final assembly.  🙂
Make a Crown for your Little Princess or Prince

This crown would also be nice as a Birthday Girl crown or as part of a Halloween costume.  For a boy’s crown use just the plain head band (ask his paper and color preference: Gold or Silver, Brushed card stock or Glimmer Paper) or use the Petite Pennant Punch to add decorations to the top of the headband.

A Personal Note.  Look for a video next Friday.  My laptop hard drive needs to be replaced.  (crying)  Its final boot up was last Saturday.  My DH is letting me use his computer until he can replace my hard drive.  (Wonderful techie that he is!)  I now have access to my files so I can start working again!  (Thank you Carbonite for the back up and all the phone help!)  It will probably take me at least several weeks to get things loaded on AFTER the hard drive is replaced.  So please bear with me.  I should be able to keep up with my blog posts.  The videos may take longer since I will be using an older version of my editing program.  I do have the next 4 blog videos planned out.  I did have one filmed, but still need to locate and restore it so I can edit it.

BOTH CROWNS SUPPLIES:
Silver Glimmer Paper OR Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Blossom Punch or Framelits of your choice
Mosaic Punch
Tombow Glue

GLIMMER ALL THE WAY CROWN:
Champagne Glimmer Paper

GOLD CARD STOCK CROWN:
Brushed Gold card stock
Sticky Strip

EXTRAS:
~a Stack of books – I used six 1″ to 1-1/2″ thick paper back books for each stack and had two stacks.  Since I have my own library, I just grabbed a series.  (Try not to start your reading party until after the books are stacked on top of your project.)
~a Silicone Craft Sheet (more than one is nice) OR Wax paper or Parchment Paper to protect your work surface and your books!

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Measure your child’s head.  These instructions are based on a 20″ head measurement.  Add more or take away some depending on the measurement you get.  Choose your papers.  You can use the All Glimmer Paper (now in several colors), a brushed Gold or Silver card stock, or colored card stock, or any combination to make your little Princess or Prince happy.
2.  Cut the crown head band base at 2-1/2″ tall.  I used the full 11″ for the Brushed Gold card stock and cut 2.  I also cut 2 for the Champagne Glimmer Paper head band.  Just make sure you have at least 2″ more in your head band than the head measurement.  Add 1″ more for each piece piece of paper you have.  2″ extra for two head band pieces.  3″ extra for three head band pieces.
3.  Punch the number of flowers you want out of either (or both) Silver and Champagne Glimmer Paper or brushed card stock or colored card stock.  Punch 1 Mosaic From the Glimmer Paper of your choice.  NOTE:  It was easier for me to punch with the white part of the Glimmer Paper showing through the punch hole.
4.  Protect your work surface with the Silicone Craft Sheet (or The Wax or Parchment Paper).  Lay out the flowers, centering them on one of the head band pieces.  Decide whether you want half the flower on the back of the headband or the whole flower on the front of your head band.  Put Tombow Glue on the lower three petals and glue to your head band.  Glue the next flower so the petals are touching.  Continue until all the flowers are glued on.  Glue a Mosaic punched Glimmer Paper to the top of the center flower(s) if desired.   If you are not mailing the crown, glue one edge of the two headband pieces together overlapping 3/4″ to 1″.   I used Sticky Strip on the Brushed Gold head band and put two strips on each end of the decorated head band piece so the pieces would overlap about 1″.  You can use Tombow Glue or staples if you prefer.
5a.  For the all Glimmer Paper Crown: Cover with either wax or Parchment paper.  Stack the books on top.  I used the books because the Glimmer Paper flowers were not staying stuck to the Glimmer Paper head band.  I left the books on overnight and the flowers stayed stuck this time.
5b.  The Glimmer Paper flowers on the Brushed Gold card stock didn’t give me any problems with staying glued since I did paper on paper.  If you do Glimmer Paper (flowers behind), then you might need to stack books on top as in Step 5a.
6.  If mailing.  Leave the two head band pieces separate and send in a large flat envelope.  Just have the person receiving the crown staple the head band pieces together so they fit on the child’s head with at least 3/4″ overlap between the head band pieces.  They can trim off the excess before attaching the pieces together.
7.  If you are not mailing the crown.  Place the crown around the child’s head using paper clips to mark the diameter.  Cut off any excess Glimmer Paper or card stock making sure there is 3/4″ to 1″ in the parts that overlap.  Glue with Tombow Glue and hold together with either clothes pins or paper clips.  Let dry for at least several hours.  You can also just use staples to attach the head band together so the child can wear it right away.  Most children are not very patient…. Sometimes I am not very patient.  😉
8.  Take a picture of your Precious Little Princess or Prince in her/his crown to add to your scrapbook or Project Life page.

Happiness to your little princess!
Nendy Kerr

Baby Shower Favor Boxes

My DIL and I made these Baby Shower Favor Boxes for my Daughter’s Baby Shower last Saturday.  We used the Zoo Babies stamp set to go with her Jungle Theme.  We used the Fancy Favor Die which retired a couple of years ago, but I have made a Template so you can make your own.
Baby Shower Favors

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Zoo Babies  w#130453  c#130456
Ink:  StazOn Black
Crushed Curry
Smokey Slate
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding
Wild Wasabi
Gumball Green (retired)
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor Die (retired)  Template
Punches:  1-1/4″ Circle Punch
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle
2-1/2″ Circle
Other:  Sticky Strip
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue
4″ x 6″ Cello Bags #102757
Ribbon or Baker’s Twine

Note:  The Template and video are on a couple of my other sites.  The video is part of a FREE Online Class showing several ways to use the Fancy Favor Box.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Print your Template and cut it out making sure one long side is along the edge of the card stock.  Score and fold along all the score lines.  Put Sticky Strip along the score line for the side tab and along the lower edge of both rectangle bottom flaps and one triangle flap.  Flip it over and put Sticky Strip on the last triangle flap.  We used all three colors of green to make the boxes.  Here is a video to show you how to assemble the Fancy Favor box.
2.  Punch a 2-1/2″ Circle and a 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle from the desired color card stock.
3.  Stamp your Zoo Babies stamps on Whisper White card stock.  We did the Zebra in StazOn Black, the Lion in Crushed Curry, and the Elephant in Smoky Slate.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Circle punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back and attach to a Scallop Circle.  Glue these on to the 2-1/2″ Circle and glue the whole thing onto the front of the Fancy Favor box.
4.  Put some candy into a cello bag for each Fancy Favor Box.  Tie closed with ribbon or Baker’s Twine.  Put inside your Favor Box.

Happy Favor Making!
Nendy Kerr

Love Ya Paper Piercing Card

I have been wanting to do some paper piercing lately so here it is using the Just Sayin’ stamp set and the coordinating Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack.  I also tried out the Flower Patch stamp set, the NEW Hearts Border Punch, and the Bordering Blooms stamp set.  Have fun making your own version of this card!
Love Ya Paper Piercing Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Just Sayin’ wood#133200  clear#133203
Flower Patch Photopolymer #134207  (Bundle with Framelits #136788)
Bordering Blooms Photopolymer #133660
Clear Mount Blocks:  Block D
Block I
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant (I think)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Punch:  Heart Border #133784
Paper Piercing Tools:
Paper Piercing Tool #126189
Paper Piercing Mat #126199
Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack #133778
Other:  Tombow Glue
Silver Glitter #133756

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blackberry Bliss card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on making card bases.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use the Hearts Border Punch to punch along one of the 5-1/2″ edges.  This becomes the top of your card front.
3.  Now stamp your images.
~Stamp the Flower images:  The larger one is stamped in Perfect Plum ink, the the second one uses Elegant Eggplant ink (I think).
~Stamp ‘Love Ya’ in Mossy Meadow ink.
~Stamp the leafy border in Mossy Meadow ink.
4.  Place the Piercing Mat on your work surface, then your stamped card stock, then line up the piercing mat over the ‘Love Ya’ image.  Hold the piercing mat in place while you pierce each hole around the image.  This only takes a minute or two, depending on how quick you are.
5.  Now to add your Glitter.  Make thin lines with your Tombow Glue in the positions you want your Glitter.  Sprinkle your Glitter over the flowers.  Dump the excess back in the container.  Set aside to dry for a while.  It should dry in less than 30 minutes, although you may not want to put it in an envelope until the next day as the glue will remain tacky for a while.
6.  If desired you can stamp you Leafy Border in Mossy Meadow ink on your envelope flap and, perhaps, along the bottom front of your card.

Happy Card Making and Paper Piercing!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Independence Day Card

Happy Independence Day to all those in the United States.  Be thankful for the country you live in.  Years ago a received a Flag card from a friend.  I decided to try and at least make a flag to go on this card.  It is a fairly simple and straightforward card to make.

If you do not live in the US, can you make a card with your flag on it?  If you email me a picture with the directions I will post it on my blog and you can be a guest stamper!
Flag Card 2014

SUPPLIES:
Sentiment:  Hand written with Real Red Marker
Card Stock:
 Whisper Whitd
Real Red
Night of Navy
Big Shot:  Star Framelits  #133723
Other:  Paper Trimmer
SNAIL Adhesive
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
Flag
1.
  Cut your Whisper White Flag Background  at 3″ x 4-1/4″.   Cut seven 1/4″ x 4-1/4″ stripes of Real Red card stock.  Place the first red stripe at the bottom of your Whisper White Flag Background.   Leave 1/4″ Whisper White showing, then place your next Real Red Stripe.  Continue placing the rest of your Real Red Stripes leaving 1/4″ Whisper White showing between each one.
2.  Cut a Night of Navy 1-3/8″ x 2″.  Cut your Whisper White Star out using the smallest Star Framelit and your Big Shot.  Attach your Star to the center of your Night of Navy.  Attach to the upper left corner of your flag with the bottom touching the top of the fourth stripe.
3.  Now take your flag and turn it over.  Trim off any pieces that hang over the edges.  This will give your flag nice crisp edges.
4.  Attach your flag to your card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
5.  Write a sentiment with a Real Red Marker, or stamp a sentiment.

Happy Celebration!
Nendy Kerr

Punch Art Fox

I found the inspiration for this Punch Art Fox on a catalog cover last Fall.  This is a fun little critter to make!
Punch Art Fox

PUNCH ART FOX SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Whisper White
Marker:  Basic Black
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Large Oval #119855
1-1/4″ Square  (Oops!  Retired.  Use your Paper Trimmer to make a 1-1/4″ Square.)
Small Oval #120908
Word Window #119857
Petite Pennants #122361
Other:  Tombow Glue
Paper Snips

CARD SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip
Garden Green
Gumball Green
Soft Sky card base
Wild Wasabi
Punch:  7/8″ Scallop Circle #129404

Happy Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Raspberry Ripple & Primrose Petals Card

Raspberry Ripple & Primrose Petals CardThis Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals card uses two of the retiring In Colors.  The other retiring In Colors are Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, and Midnight Muse.  Have fun using your Retiring In Colors!  If you want to stock up on them (card stock, ink refills, ribbons, Dahllias, candy dots, etc), do it NOW BEFORE the Retiring List comes out April 21st.  These usually run out quickly-some are gone the day the list comes out!

You can choose any color combination you want for this card.  You can use any embossing folder, border punch or Edgelit for the center panel.  You can use any Framelit, or the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit to substitute for the Tea Lace Doily.  Use any ribbon to make the flower.  It would be interesting to make a flower with one of the Ruffled Ribbons.

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple
Primrose Petals
Big Shot:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917
Punch:  Scallop Edge Border Punch  #119882
Boho Blossoms #119858
Other:  Tea Lace Paper Doilies #129399
Raspberry Ripple  3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon  #126845
Basic Pearls #119247
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Raspberry Ripple card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Primrose Petals card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use your Scallop Edge Border Punch to punch down each 5-1/2″ side.
3.  Run your punched Primrose Petals card stock through your Big Shot using your Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  Adhere to your card front using Tombow Glue.  Using Embossing Folders video 1
4.  Use SNAIL Adhesive on the back of the solid part of your Tea Lace Paper Doily and adhere it to your layered card front.
5.  Cut three 4″ pieces of Ribbon.  Adhere the ends of each 4″ piece together with a Glue Dot.  Put a Glue Dot in the center of the Ribbon circle and press down.  Repeat with the other two pieces of Ribbon.  Lay out the Ribbon Loops by overlapping them to form a “flower”.  Adhere the pieces together in the centers with Glue Dots.  Adhere to the Tea Lace Paper Doily with a Glue Dot in the center of the flower and towards the end of each “petal” loop.
6.  Punch a large Boho Blossom flower.  I used a Melon Mambo flower left over from another project.  Adhere it to the center of your flower with a Glue Dot.  Adhere a Basic Pearl to the center of your Boho Blossom Flower.
7.  If desired, you can add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of either Primrose Petals or Whisper White card stock to the inside of your card to write or stamp your message.
8.  You can also emboss the flap of your envelope with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  Learn How with THIS Video.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Bunny Punch Art Card Video

Since everyone seems to like THIS Bunny Card, I thought I would make another one and show you how in a video.  This one uses both Framelits and Punches.  I hope you enjoy making a Bunny of YOUR Own!  Each Bunny will look slightly different as the punching cannot be exactly the same each time.
Punch Art Bunny

BUNNY SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Markers:  Blushing Bride
Basic Black
Punches:  1/2″ Circle #119869
1-3/4″ Circle #119850
2-1/2″” Circle #120906
1/4″ Circle Punch (Office Supply or Craft Store)
Large Oval #119855
Big Shot Framelits:  Ovals Collection #129381
Other:  Stampin’ Sponge #101610
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

CARD SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Wild Wasabi OR Garden Green OR your choice of green
Daffodil Delight
Melon Mambo
Tool:  Fringe Scissors #133325
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits #132967
Punch:  Boho Blossoms #119858
Marker:  I used Garden Green, but choose the green you want.
Other:  Subtles Candy Dots #130933
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

Banner Blast Sale-a-bration Card

I made this Banner Blast and See Ya Later card in January and realized I hadn’t posted it yet.  It also used the Decorative Dots embossing folder and the Banner Punch.  Four Sale-a-bration items on one card.  Enjoy!
Banner Blast Card

SUPPLIES: * = Sale-a-bration item available through March 31, 2014 with a qualifying purchase.  1 item FREE with each $50 purchase.

Stamps:  *Banner Blast  w#133551  c#133554
*See Ya Later w#133533  c#133536
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Real Red
Markers:  Midnight Muse
Real Red
Big Shot:  *Decorative Dots embossing folder #133520
Banner Framelits #132173
Punch:  *Banner  #133519
Other:  SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Midnight Muse card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut two pieces of Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Emboss one with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Adhere it to your card front.  Adhere the other piece inside so you have someplace to write.  OR you can write on the Midnight Muse with the White Chalk Marker.
3.  Color the desired sentiment from See Ya Later with the Midnight Muse and Real Red Markers.  Cut out with the coordinating Banner Framelit.  Use the next larger Framelit to cut a Banner from Midnight Muse card stock.  Layer them together with Dimensionals.  Put Dimensionals on the back also.
4.  Stamp 3 Banner Blast stamps in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp 3 more in Midnight Muse in on Whisper White card stock.  Punch them out with the Banner Punch.
5.  Place the large and small Banners in the desired positions on your card front.  Adhere them all in place with Dimensionals.
6.  Enjoy your fun Banner Card!  Give it to someone who has helped change your life!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Framelit & Punch Mats Video

Have you ever wanted a smaller mat for your Framelit or a mat for your punches?  This is a quick and easy process.  I show you with the Windows Frame Framelits, the Decorative Label Punch, and the Heart Punch.  You can use this technique with any punch or Framelit to get just the size of mat you want!  Try it out today!  Choose your Framelit or Punch and two colors of card stock.  Get your SNAIL adhesive and Paper Snips.  You are ready to make your Mat!

Happy Stamping and Mat Making!
Nendy Kerr

Child’s Owl Birthday Card

Make this fun Child’s Birthday Card for an Owl Lover.  Owls are quite trendy with both children and adults.  This card can be given to anyone who loves Owls.  This Owl Card is going to my 3 year-old grandson.
Elijah's Owl Birthday Card 2014

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners w#132022  c#126257
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Gumball Green
Whisper White
Baked Brown Sugar
Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145
Big Shot:  Designer Frames #123130
Bitty Banner Framelits #129267
Punches:  Owl  #118074
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Other:  Fringe Scissors #133325
Paper Snips #103579
Simply Scored #122334
Baker’s Twine or Ribbon (I used some from the 2014 Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack #133522 FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31, 2014.)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Sticky Strip

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note:  This card is going to a 3 year-old so I am adhering everything with Tombow Glue.  You can use the adhesive of your choice.
1.
 Let’s put together our Owl first.
~Punch your Owl and 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Baked Brown Sugar card stock.  Cut your Scallop Circle in half to use for the wings.  Trim off the feet.
~Punch the lower part of the Owl body from Pumpkin Pie.  You need just enough body to attach behind the Owl to allow the feet to stick out.
~Punch the Vest out of Gumball Green card stock.  Use your Simply Scored Tool and score lines across the vest at 1/8″ intervals-every line.  Glue onto Owl Body.
~Cut a small Pumpkin Pie triangle for your Owl Beak.  Glue it on above the “V” in the vest.
~Punch two Whisper White eyes.  I used the medium circles on the Owl Punch.  Glue onto your Owl face, lapping over the Beak if necessary.  Color the eyes with Black Marker so your Owl is looking in the direction you want him to.
~Now glue your wings to the back of your Owl in the desired position.  (You can also wait and do this later if desired.)
2.  Emboss your Designer Frame in Bermuda Bay card stock.  Trim around the edges with Scissors or Paper Snips.
3.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 1-7/16″ x 2″ and glue inside your Designer Frame.
4.  Now let’s glue our Owl onto the Whisper White inside the Designer Frame.  Add the wings now if you haven’t.  You can also cut a Party Hat from the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper for your Owl to wear.
5.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (I chose the Balloon design) at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere the Balloon paper to the card base.
6. Cut a strip of 1″ x 5-1/2″ of Gumball Green. Use your Fringe Scissors to cut grass leaving about 1/4″ at the bottom that is not cut.  I place the tips of my scissors about 1/4″ from the bottom, then cut.  Put Sticky Strip along the back of the 1/4″ uncut grass.  Since this card is going to a 3 year-old, I also put a strip of Sticky Strip on the card front so the upper edge was just lower than 1″ from the bottom edge so the grass will hopefully not break off.  Adhere your grass to your card front.
7.  Now stamp the desired sentiment from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the Banner with the large Bitty Banner Framelit.  Then glue it onto a scrap of Bermuda Bay card stock and trim so there is about a 1/8″ Bermuda Bay border on your Banner.
8.  Now lay your framed Owl and your Banner in the desired positions.  Glue down the Frame first.  Add your Baker’s Twine or Ribbon on top of your Owl’s Wing and glue it down so it goes to the back of your Banner.  Glue your Banner down. Ooops! My Banner sticks off the card a little. 🙂

Happy Owl Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Thanksgiving Punch Art Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!  This is a fun little Punch Art Thanksgiving Turkey to make.  This one has zero calories and is less gooey to make!  It doesn’t taste as good as the real thing though.
Punch Art Turkey

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#128748  c#127802  MDS#125766
Ink:  Early Espresso
Early Espresso Marker
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede or Baked Brown Sugar
Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Punches:  Owl Punch #118074
Modern Label Punch #119849
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch #127811
Large Oval Punch #119855
Retired Small Oval Punch (sorry)
Other:  Googlie eyes from your craft store or use the pieces from your Owl Punch Adhesive of your choice.  I used Glue Dots for most of the Turkey
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cajun Craze at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Emboss with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and your Big Shot.  Adhere to card base.
Make your Turkey.
3.
 Punch 5 Large Ovals from Soft Suede AND Witches Brew Designer Series Paper.  Punch 3 smaller Ovals from Soft Suede AND Witches Brew DSP.  Cut the Soft Suede Ovals up the center until about 1/4″ leaving that part attached as shown in photo.  Adhere each Soft Suede Oval to the DSP Oval by placing a Glue Dot or SNAIL on each side of the Soft Suede Oval and spreading it apart to make a mat around the DSP Oval.  Repeat with all the Ovals.
4.  Adhere your larger Ovals together in the desired pattern.  I used Glue Dots.  Now adhere the 3 smaller Ovals together in the desired positions.  Adhere the two layers together.
5.  Punch an Owl from from Soft Suede AND Tangerine Tango card stock.  Trim the ears and feet from the Soft Suede Owl.  Cut the Tangerine Tango Owl so you have just the lower body and feet.  Glue them together with the Soft Suede Owl on top.
6.  Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Soft Suede and use some scissors to cut a rounded indent for the Turkey body.  Make sure there is enough room for the eyes and beak.  Draw scallops with your Early Espresso Marker to resemble the feather pattern on a Turkey breast.  Adhere to Turkey body.  Cut a small beak from a scrap of Tangerine Tango and adhere in desired position.  Adhere Deco Label to card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Stamp ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ in Early Espresso ink on Crushed Curry card stock.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Adhere with Dimensionals to card front.
8.  Admire your cute Thanksgiving Turkey card and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nendy Kerr

Manly Hexagon Birthday Card in Bermuda Bay

I made this Six-Sided Hexagon Birthday Card for my DH.  It was a fun and quick card to make.  Make one and give it to someone who enjoys Hexagons!
Manly Hexagon Six-Sided Sampler Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six Sided Sampler w#130953  c#130956 MDS#134801
(Bundle with Hexagon Punch  w#132725  c#132724)
Petite Pairs w#128706  c#122497
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Coastal Cabana
Smoky Slate
Winter Frost Paper Stack #132183  OR Winter Frost Designer Series Paper #132341
Punch:  Hexagon #130919 (Bundle see above)
Other:  Scissors
SNAIL
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 Winter Frost paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Choose two of the Hexagon stamps from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.  Stamp them on the Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana card stock using Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate ink.  I chose the stripes and the small grid textured ones.  I stamped the striped image in Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate card stock, Smoky Slate ink on Coastal Cabana card stock, Bermuda Bay ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.  I stamped the Textured image in Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate card stock, Bermuda Bay ink on Smoky Slate card stock, and Bermuda Bay ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.
4.  Punch out your Hexagons.  Place in desired positions and adhere with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp Happy Birthday or other sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.  Punch out with the Hexagon Punch.  Hand cut the Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay Hexagon layers.  Adhere all layers with Dimensionals and adhere to card with Dimensionals using a double layer of Dimensionals where needed.
6.  Enjoy your Hexagon Birthday Card!

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Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Race Car Birthday Card – Vroom! Vroom!

My grandson is getting a remote control car for his birthday so I decided to make him a Birthday Card with a Race Car on it.  It was quick and easy card.
Race Car Boy's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations  w#  c#
Ink:  VersaMark
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Smoky Slate
Basic Black
Whisper White
Vellum
Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper #
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #
Delicate Designs Embossing Folders #
Punches:  1″ Circle
3/4″ Circle
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stamping Sponge
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.  When I am making a card for a child under 8 I always use Tombow Glue to keep it together.  I want the child to be able to hold and play with the card without it falling apart.
3.  Now to make the car body.  Cut a 1″ strip of Garden Green card stock.  Use the 3rd from the largest Oval Framelit to shape your car.  Now cut a diagonal to about 1″ from the front of the car.  Sponge around the car edges with Smoky Slate ink.  (I suppose you could just trim the 1″ strip to the design you want.  I wasn’t feeling that patient though.)
4.  Wheels and hubcaps.  Punch two 1″ Circles from Basic Black card stock.  Punch two 3/4″ Circles from Smoky Slate card stock.  Emboss your Smoky Slate hubcaps with the Snowflake design from the Delicate Designs embossing folder.  Center the hubcaps as desired in the embossing folder.  Sponge the raised designs with Smoky Slate ink.  Glue to the Wheels.  Glue wheels to car.
5.  Window.  Punch half a 1″ Circle from Vellum card stock.  Now use your 1″ Circle punch to punch a window shape using the punched half circle as the “Inside the car” part of the windshield.  Sponge around the windshield with Smoky Slate ink.  Use Tombow cover the part of the windshield that will be under the car.
6.  Glue the car to the card front.  Use only a drop of Tombow at the tip of the windshield.  Use can use lots of glue under the card stock.
7.  Stamp your sentiment in VersaMark.  Cover with Black Embossing Powder.  Remove excess embossing powder.  Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool.  Cut sentiment out with scissors.  Glue to card front.
8.  Vroom Vroom!!!  Enjoy your cute Racing Car Birthday Card.

Watermelon Hybrid Punch Art Card

I received the original Watermelon Card as a swap from Convention.  As usual I made a few changes.  The most notable being the stamp set and Designer Series Paper.  I did not have the Kind and Cozy Stamp set and I had run out of the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper AND my class was the next day.  So I downloaded the digital versions and printed them out!  You cannot tell the difference!  All my customers were impressed when I compared the “REAL” Gingham Garden scrap with the printed Gingham Garden.  So if you are in a hurry and can’t wait for it to be delivered, Download the My Digital Studio version!
Watermelon Punch Art Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Petite Pairs  w#128706  c#122497
Kind and Cozy  w#129123  c#129126  MDS#134854
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Melon Mambo
Basic Black
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310  MDS#134853
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack  #118309  Small Flower
2-1/2″ Circle #120906
1-3/4″ Circle  #119854
Watermelon Seed Options:
 Owl Punch #118074  Use the Heart and cut it in half.
Use the Small Heart Punch #117193 and cut it in half for larger seeds.
Use the “scraps” from the center of the Paper Doily Sizzlit #125592 for the Seeds.
Other:  Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Basic Black card stock at 1-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut your Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper at 1″ x 4″.  Adhere together, then adhere to page about 1/2″ from the edge of the card base aligning top and bottom edges with the Whisper White card stock.
4.  Stamp the Kind & Cozy Circle image in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Melon Mambo.  Adhere with Tombow Glue to the Kind & Cozy Circle.  Cut in half with scissors.  Cut one half in half again so you end up with 3 pieces.  Add the watermelon seeds and adhere with Tombow Glue.  Take a bite out using the Itty Bitty flower punch.  Adhere the big Watermelon piece with Tombow glue or SNAIL.  Adhere the two smaller Watermelon pieces with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp desired sentiment in StayzOn Black ink using your Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.
6.  Add a Watermelon seed to the upper left corner with Tombow Glue.  Tie a loose knot in your ribbon and adhere with Glue Dots to the upper right corner.  Use extra Glue Dots if necessary to get your ribbon to stay in the desired position.
7.  Admire this fun Summer Card.

Happy Stamping & Punching!
Nendy

Hot Air Balloon Punch Art Card

I received this Hot Air Balloon card as a swap at the Stampin’ Up! 2013 Convention.  It was fairly easy to make.  I did make a couple of small changes when I cased her design.  We made it at my Stamp Class last Friday.  My customers loved it!  Have fun making one of your own!
Hot Air Balloon Punch Art Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Create a Cupcake  w#128520  c#121982
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock:  So Saffron  2″ x 3-1/2″
Coastal Cabana  3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″
Baked Brown Sugar  3-1/2″ x 5″ and a 1″ strip or a scrap for Balloon Basket
Crisp Cantaloupe   5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base and a 2″ x 4″ strip for Balloon
Whisper White  1-1/2″ strip
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335
Punches:  1-3/4″ Circle  #119850
Large Oval  #119855
Build a Cupcake  #121807
Word Window
Other:  White Baker’s Twine  3-4″
Dimensionals
Stamping Sponge
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Score and fold your card base at 4-1/4″.  Adhere Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana card stock to card front.
2.  Big Shot & Embossing Folders.  So Saffron card stock with Perfect Polka Dot and the 2″ Crisp Cantaloupe strip with the Fancy Fan.
3.  Adhere your embossed So Saffron card stock to your card front as shown using Tombow Glue.
4.  Punch three Cupcake tops using the Build a Cupcake Punch and your 1-1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere in desired positions with Tombow Glue.
5.  Balloon.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle and a Large Oval from your embossed Crisp Cantaloupe strip of card stock.  Sponge using Crisp Cantaloupe ink and a 1/6 wedge of Stamping Sponge.  (Some people cut their sponges into 8 pieces.  I prefer cutting mine into 6 pieces.  Choose the size you like best.)  Sponge more ink around the edges.  Sponge enough ink on the rest of the circle and oval to highlight the embossed design.  Layer the Oval onto the Circle with Dimensionals.  Set Balloon aside while you make the Basket.
6.  Balloon Basket.  Stamp desired Cupcake bottom in Baked Brown Sugar ink on your 1″ Baked Brown Sugar card stock strip.  Punch out with the Build a Cupcake Punch.
7.  Balloon Assembly.  Lay Basket stamped side down.  Lay Balloon front side down.  Put Glue Dots on the Basket corners along the zig-zag edge.  Put Glue Dots on the back of the Balloon on either side of where the Oval Punch is on the front side.  Place one 1-1/2″ piece of your Baker’s Twine starting on the Balloon and going on to the Basket leaving the desired length showing.  I left just over 1/4″ showing.  Repeat with the second piece of Baker’s Twine.  You can now put Dimensionals on the back of the Balloon, making sure to cover the Glue Dots and Baker’s Twine ends.  I just used Glue Dots on my Basket, making sure to cover the Glue Dot and Baker’s Twine Ends OR you can just add a Dimensional.  Adhere in desired position leaving room for the Word Window Sentiment.
8.  Stamp the Happy Birthday from Create a Cupcake stamp set (or use Teeny Tiny Wishes) in Baked Brown Sugar Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Adhere with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
9.  Admire your fun Hot Air Balloon card!

Happy Stamping and Punching!
Nendy

2-4-6-8 Bermuda Bay Box

This fun little 2-4-6-8 Box seems to have been around for quite some time but this is the first one I have made.  It is quick and easy even for beginners!  Make one today.  It will take you less than 10 minutes to put together.  Figuring out what colors and card stock to use is another story.  Wink

2-4-6-8 Box

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flower Shop  w#130939  c#130942  (Bundle with Punch  w#130727  c#132726)
Label Love w#130619  c#130622  (Bundle w#132723  c#132722)
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Punch:  Artisan Label #130920  (Included in Label Love Bundle above)
Other:  Coastal Cabana Trim #130024
Simply Scored Tool #122334  OR Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade/Bone Folder
Sticky Strip
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid  Glue
Bone Folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your box at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Yes, you can get TWO boxes from ONE Sheet of card stock!
2. Score as shown on Template.
2-4-6-8 Box Template3.  Stamp either randomly or in a pattern, depending on the look you want.  I stamped the image on the Front Panel and Back Panels in the positions I wanted and stamped the rest randomly.  I did stamp the bottom flaps also.
4.  Now fold on all the score lines.  Cut the bottom flaps up to the 2″ Score Line as shown.  Completely cut off the little rectangle in the Bottom Flap area under the Tab.
5.  Place Sticky Strip on the Tab next to the fold line, and along the top of the box so it touches the Tab Sticky Strip, but doesn’t overlap it.  Remove the Red Backing along the top.  Cut 8-1/4 inches of Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim.  Adhere it to the Sticky Strip without stretching it.  Leave the extra on for now.
6.  Remove the Sticky Strip backing from the Tab.  Fold the Back Panel on top of the rest of the box (stamped side showing).  Now fold the opposite end over.  It should lay over the Sticky Strip and the box will align properly.  You can cut off the excess Trim or Ribbon now.
7.  Now for the bottom flaps.  Fold in one of the side flaps to start your box bottom.  Put Tombow Glue around the edges.  Fold over the other side flap.  Now fold down the back flap and put glue around the edges.  Fold the Front Flap down now.  Turn the box right side up.  Use your Bone Folder along the box bottom to secure your Glue.
8.  Stamp a sentiment from the Label Love stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink on to Whisper White card stock.  Punch it out with the Artisan Label Punch.  Adhere to the front of your box with either Dimensionals or Glue.
9.  What a fun little box to keep on your desk filled with treats or pens.  Or put a gift in and give it to someone special!

Happy Stamping & Box Making!
Nendy

3D Artisan Label Flower Card

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

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

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

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy