Valentine’s Day Fry Box Treat Holder

Here is another quick and easy Valentine Treat Holder.  This one is made using the Fry Box Bigz L Die.
Valentine Fry Box Treat HolderSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  All About Sugar  Photopolymer #138684  (Bundle with Fry Box Bigz Die #140221)
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White #140272
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die  #132966 (See Bundle above)
Punches:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack  #133787
Sweetheart  #133786
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for detailed instructions on making a Fry Box.
1.
 Cut out your Fry Box from Thick Whisper White card stock.
2.  Stamp the stripes using Real Red ink.
3.  Punch the Hearts from Red Glimmer Paper using the Sweetheart punch for the large heart and the Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch for the 3 small Hearts.  Glue the Hearts to the Fry Box as shown.
4.  Fill with a treat.  You can also put treats in a Cellophane Bag and tie with a ribbon.

Happy Valentine’s Day Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Valentine Curvy Keepsake Treat Holder

Make this quick and easy Valentine Curvy Keepsake Treat Holder to give treats to some special friends, teachers, and others who you would like to give a small thank you to.
Curvy Keepsake Valentine Treat HolderSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsake Thinlits #135853
Punches:  Sweetheart  #133786
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack  #133787
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125
Fast Fuse, Tombow Glue, OR Tear & Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Make your Curvy Keepsake Box using Real Red card stock.  Watch this Video for instructions.
2.  Punch out 2 large Hearts and 1 small Heart from Silver Glimmer Paper.  Glue the Large Hearts onto the Curvy Keepsake box on opposite sides.
3.  Cut out one of the tags from the Curvy Keepsake Thinlits.  Write “TO” and “FROM” on the back if desired. Glue your Small Heart onto this tag.  Thread some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine through one of the handles and tie a bow.  Trim the ends as desired.
4.  Fill with your treats and give away.

Happy Valentine’s Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Valentine Heart Banner Card

This fun Valentine Heart Banner Card is perfect for almost anyone!  It is also easy to make.  Have fun making several of your own!
Valentine Heart Banner CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #  Heart
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine
Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Scotch Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Lay out the Baker’s Twine.  Use the Scotch Tape (adhesive on one side) to hold the ends and the middle in place on the back of the card front.
3.  Stamp where desired in Real Red ink.
4.  Punch 11 or so Red Glimmer Paper Hearts using the Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch.  Attach the hearts with Glue Dots to the Baker’s Twine and outside corners of the card.
5.  You now have a Valentine Card you can give to someone special!

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

I Love You Valentine Card

This pretty, quick & easy I Love You Valentine Card is sure to be a hit.  You can change the card base and card front colors if this will go to a man.  Just make sure the color of your Hearts shows up well against the card front color.
I LOVE You Valentine CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Red Glimmer Paper
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Perfect Dots Embossing Folder
Little Letters Thinlits
Punch:  Sweetheart #
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Perfect Dots or other embossing folder.  Attach to card base.  I use Tombow Glue.
3.  Punch out 4 Hearts from Red Glimmer Paper using your Sweetheart Punch.
4.  Cut out your letters with the Little Letters Thinlits and your Big Shot.
~LOVE from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
~IYOU from Red Glimmer Paper
5.  Glue your LOVE onto your Hearts.  You might have to hold each letter in place for a bit until it starts to stick.  I found a pair of Craft Tweezers very helpful to hold the Letter while putting the Tombow on and placing it on the Heart where I wanted it.  Craft Tweezers stay closed until you pinch them open.
6.  Lay out your LOVE Hearts and the rest of your letters where you want them on your card front.  Glue the I YOU directly onto the card front.  Attach the LOVE Hearts with Dimensionals.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

 

Groovy Love Valentine Card

I really LOVE stamps and punches that work together like the Groovy Love stamp set and the Sweetheart Punch.   This card uses most of the stamps in the set.
Groovy Love Valentine CardSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Groovy Love  Wood #134243, Clear #134246
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock: Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520
Punch:  Sweetheart #133786
Other:  Paper Snips or Scissors
Adhesives: Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  You can use either Real Red or Thick Whisper White for your card base.
2.  Cut your Real Red card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run it through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp 3 Hearts of your choice and 4 sayings in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out the Hearts with the Sweetheart punch.  Cut out the sayings.  Put Dimensionals on the back of each piece.  You will need to use half Dimensionals on the narrow pieces.
4.  Arrange all the pieces on your card front.  When you are happy with the placement remove the Dimensional backings from one piece at a time and attach it.  Continue until all pieces are attached.
5.  You can emboss the flap of the envelope if desired.  Watch This Video to learn how.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Bloomin’ Love Valentine Card

Make this elegant Bloomin’ Love Valentine card for someone special – probably not for your DH though unless you change the colors.  🙂
Bloomin' Love Valentine Card in Blushing BrideSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643  (Bundle with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140818)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Rose Red
Blushing Bride
Markers:  Rose Red
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Pink Pirouette
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper #140550
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621  (See Bundle above)
Chalk Talk Framelits #
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (3 small punches) #133787
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels #119247
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Paper Snips or Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more information on making card bases.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with your Happy Heart Embossing Folder.  Color the sides with either your Rose Red Ink Pad or Rose Red Marker.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Heart.  Stamp the Flowered Heart with Wild Wasabi ink on Blushing Bride card stock.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
4.  Lay your cut out Flowered Heart on top of your Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Cut out a Glimmer Paper mat about 1/4″ larger than your Flowered Heart.  Attach the two Hearts with Dimensionals.
5.  Flowers. Stamp on Blushing Bride card stock:
~1 large Flower in Rose Red ink
~3 small Flowers in Rose Red ink
~2 small Flowers in Blushing Bride ink
~Cut out with coordinating Thinlits
~Add Dimensionals to the back of all Flowers and attach them to the Flowered Heart.
~Add Pearls to the center of each Flower.
6.  My Valentine.  Put the My Valentine and the long flower & vine stamps on a D Block.
~Color with the Rose Red Marker and the Wild Wasabi Marker.  Remoisten by breathing on the colored stamp with your mouth wide open for several breaths.  Stamp on Blushing Bride card stock.
~Cut out using the large Chalk Talk Framelit.  Place your top cutting pad only on the part of the Framelit you want to cut.  Run through your Big Shot.  Now reverse the top cutting plate, lining up the cut lines with the inside of the Framelit until it is in the position you want.  Again, only place the top cutting plate over the part that needs to be cut.  Run through your Big Shot.
~Lay our cut out My Valentine on Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and cut out about 1/4″ larger on each side.  Trim the corners last.
~Attach the card stock and Glimmer Paper together with Dimensionals.
~Add a small Pearl to the center of the Flower, as shown.
7.  Lay out the Flowered Heart and the My Valentine in the positions you want them.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
8.  Punch three small Glimmer Paper Hearts with the Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals on top of embossed Hearts.
9.  You now have an elegant Valentine to give to your BFF or another favorite woman in your life.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Bloomin’ Heart Gift Bag

I have really enjoyed using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit and the coordinating stamp set, Bloomin’ Love.  This detailed Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit is quick and easy when you use the Big Shot Die Brush and your Bone Folder.
Bloomin Heart Gift Bag-Birthday Bouquet paper
Bloomin Heart Gift Bag-Perfectly Artistic paperSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643  (Bundle with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit #140818)
Ink:  Rose Red/Lost Lagoon  (Choose ink to coordinate or contrast with your paper)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green/Mossy Meadow
Designer Series Paper:  Birthday Bouquet (striped) #140557
Perfectly Artistic #141021  (Sale-a-Bration product FREE through February 15, 2016 with $50 purchase)
Big Shot:  Bloomin Heart Thinlit #140621 (see Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Tool:  Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Ribbon:  Whisper White 5/8″ Satin #134549
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the green you want to cut with your Heart Thinlit.
2.  Big Shot cutting sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform, Precision Base Plate, card stock, Thinlit with cutting side on card stock, FLAT cutting plate (this makes a huge difference!!).  Run through your Big Shot at least once, twice if it didn’t cut all the way.  If you can peel off around the Heart, then it cut all the way.  If not, just stick down and run through again making sure everything is lined up properly.
3.  Take your Thinlit and card stock and place them on the Big Shot Die Brush foam pad and firmly roll the Die Brush over the Heart Thinlit.  You can run the Dir Brush over both sides if you need to.    The goal is to get most of the excess card stock to separate from the rest of the card stock.  When you get an edge so it peels up you can peel up the rest.  If it is a little stubborn, you can slide your Bone Folder between the card stock and the Thinlit.  This should separate the piece that you want from all the little pieces you don’t want.
4.  Choose the ink color(s) for your Flowers.  I used the solid ones from the stamp set.  Pay attention to the little points on the stamps and put those so they face the same direction.  These will help you line up the Flower Thinlits tabs so you can get the Thinlit lined up with the stamped image more quickly.  You will need two large flowers and three small flowers.  Stamp and cut out with your Big Shot.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the flowers and on the back of the Heart in the flower area.  Attach the Flowers to the Thinlit.
6.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 6″ x 12″.  Make a Large Gift Bag.  Watch This Video to show you how.  Just make your score lines on the “L”.  Punch holes on each line that is the side of the Back and Front.  Skip the center pleat lines.  Make sure and punch holes at both edges too.
7.  Now attach your Heart Thinlit.  You can hold a Clear E Block inside so you have a flat surface to press against while attaching your Heart.  If you think ahead, you can do this when your bag is flat.  The Bag Front has a pleated side on both sides.  You score the Bag Back first.
8.  Put in your treat or small gift now.
9.  If you punched accurately, you can pinch your sides together and see all the way through the holes.  This means you only have to thread your ribbon through holes on the left and then on the right (or reversed).  If you are not so lucky, pinch the front half of the side together and thread the ribbon through, then the back half of the same side and thread the ribbon through.  Repeat with the other side.
10.  Pull your ribbon tight and tie a bow.  Trim the ribbon ends.  You can add a tag if you want.  Your Bloon’ Heart Gift Bag is now ready to give to someone special.

Happy Heart Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day!  I hope you have a nice day with family and friends! Here is a MDS Valentine’s Card just for you!  I appreciate you visiting my blog!  Thank you!!
Happy Valentine's Day card

MDS SUPPLY LIST:
My Digital Studio Software  30 Day Free Trial #130910 $0.00, Disc #130647 $19.95, Digital Download #130646 $19.95, MDS Express Booster Pack Digital Download #124484  $39.95  LOTS of Content!

Background is Real Red
Glimmer Kit-Red DSP 3 (Hearts)  #137342
My Cute Valentine Designer Kit – Swirls stamp in Cherry Cobbler (I think this came in the Booster Pack)
Delightful Dozen-Be My Valentine in Cherry Cobbler #127597  $7.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes-Happy Valentine’s Day in Cherry Cobbler  #125766  $7.95
Hearts Collection 1 (Heart Punch) filled with Red Glimmer Paper  #129337  $1.95

Drop Shadows
Stamps: 35% Opacity, 5-Blur
Heart Glimmer Paper: 73% Opacity, Medium Blur
Heart Punch – NO Drop Shadows because it just didn’t look good.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nendy Kerr

Top Note Valentine

I made this Valentine card for my family.  It was fairly quick and easy to make multiples.  I did vary the ribbon colors using Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon.  I did get them ALL mailed yesterday!!
Top Note Valentine cards

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:   You Plus Me  Wood #137133, clear # 138594
Good Greetings (retired)
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Top Note die 113463
Happy Heart embossing folder #137364
Punch:  Sweetheart #133786
Other:  Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon OR Seam Binding Ribbon
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for detailed instructions.
2.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Real Red card stock at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with the Happy Hearts embossing folder making sure the Hearts will be going the direction you want them to.  Glue to the end of your Whisper White card stock.  Run this card stock through the Big Shot with your Top Note die with the side with the Real Red embossed piece touching the die.
3.  Stamp your sentiments in Real Red ink.
4.  Punch a Heart from Red Glimmer Paper and attach it with Dimensionals.
5.  Tie the ribbon around the card over the Real Red Hearts.
6.  Attach your Top Note die to your card base using Dimensionals.  I used 9 whole Dimensionals in 3 rows:  along both edges and down the center.
7.  You might want to put a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White on the inside of your card to write on.  Stamp if desired.

Happy Valentine’s Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Sliding Valentines Video

I was watching a video (which I cannot find now)  and dreamed about making a Pirate that moved for my grandsons Valentines Day cards.  It worked!  I also decided to make a sliding Heart Valentine for my granddaughters.  Hope you enjoy making these.  If it is after Valentine’s Day you can choose any stamp you can cut out (punch out, die cut, or use scissors) to make it slide.
Sliding Valentine cardsThe video is just over 20 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Valentine  wood #137135, clear #138570
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Early Espresso
Markers:  Real Red-hat, outside of coat
Cherry Cobbler-coat cuffs, lapels, and inside
Smoky Slate-eye patch, boot tops
Pacific Point-kerchief, shirt
Basic Black-belt, boots
Hello Honey-buckles, Treasure Chest lock
Wild Wasabi-bird
Tangerine Tango-bird beak
Chocolate Chip-Treasure Chest
Baked Brown Sugar-Treasure Chest
Daffodil Delight-treasure
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Happy Heart embossing folder
Punch:  Hexagon
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small heart)
Other:  Paper Trimmer
Scissors
Tombow Glue
Sticky Strip
Dimensionals
Stapler
Ribbon

CARD STOCK MEASUREMENTS:
Card Base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Card front:  4″ x 5-1/2″  (OR 3-3/4″ x 5-“)
Whisper White insert:  3-3/4″ x 5″
Strip:  1/2″ x about 4″
Ribbon:  about 2-1/2″ or 3”

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

You + Me=Be Mine

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

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

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

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Man’s Valentine Card-Wood You Be Mine?

My friend, Karan, came over for a Paper Pumpkin Party and we worked on getting caught up making our Kits from the last couple of months.  She was looking through the Occasions catalog and saw the Wood You Be Mine? Stamp set and loved the sample card so she made one and said I could put it on my blog.  I will be making one for my son and perhaps a son-in-law for Valentine’s Day.  I had better hurry since my son lives in Germany!Wood You Be Mine? Man's Valentine card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wood You Be Mine? Photopolymer #137134
Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad
Old Olive
Wild Wasabi
Cherry Cobbler (she would use Real Red next time)
Markers for beard, eyebrows, cap, skin, jeans, belt, boots, axe
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack #137780
Other:  Gold Button #133763
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine
Beach House Washi Tape #133689
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dots

Sorry I don’t have any measurements or specific instructions as she made this card while I was working on my projects and we were having fun talking. 🙂  Stamp on Whisper White card stock with the Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Trim after stamping and coloring are finished to the size you want.  Cut the DSP to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to Whisper White or other color card base.  Add your stamped layer.  Add your Washi Tape.  Tie a bow or knot with Baker’s Twine in your Gold Button and trim the ends.  Attach to card with Glue Dots.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Valentine Tiny Treat Boxes

Do you like giving little treats or gifts to others?  The Tiny Treat Boxes are the perfect size for a small treat or gift such as earrings or other small jewelry.  They can easily be decorated for any occasion.  These are decorated for Valentine’s Day or could be used for an Anniversary.  They would also make great Party Favor Boxes.
Valentine Tiny Treat Boxes

BOX 1:  YOU + ME
You Plus Me stamp set wood# 137133  clear#138594  Toi Plus Moi #138488  Tu Y Yo #138485
Real Red ink pad

BOX 2: BE MINE
You Plus Me stamp set (see above)
Real Red ink pad
Whisper White card stock
Paper Snips or scissors
Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape #133000

BOX 3: HEARTS
Silver or Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Confetti Hearts Border Punch #137415
Real Red card stock  1-3/4″ x about 8-1/4″
Pink Pirouette card stock  1-1/4″ x about 8-1/4″
Fast Fuse adhesive OR Tombow Glue

Happy Gift Box Decorating!
Nendy Kerr

Valentine Pirate Card for Boys

I love this Pirate stamps which is perfect for boys!  I bought it so my grandson could make Valentine’s cards for his school classmates.  On the first card he made I asked why he didn’t color the picture.  He said he wanted to let them have fun coloring.  I enjoyed coloring the cute Pirate picture and so did the ladies at my Stamp Class.  You can choose whether you color it or let the recipient color it.
Pirate Valentine card for boys

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Valentine wood#137135  clear#138570  Amor Mio #138501  Petits Valentins #138505
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Real Red for hat & coat
Pacific Point for shirt and tie above ear
Soft Suede for pants
Basic Gray for tops of boots and eye patch
Basic Black for boots
Hello Honey for buckles & gold treasure
Daffodil Delight for treasure chest lock
Chocolate Chip and Baked Brown Sugar for Treasure chest
Wild Wasabi for bird
Tangerine Tango for bird beak and feet
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Big Shot:  Label Card Thinlits # 133479
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 9-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Chocolate Chip bottom card layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Attach to your Chocolate Chip layer.
4.  Stamp your Pirate in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color as desired.  Color Suggestions are in the Supply List above.  Trim around the edges and measure the height and width.  Add 1/4″ to the height and width when cutting your Chocolate Chip mat.  Adhere the mat and stamped image together.
5.  Cut out the “I heart you” from Whisper White using the Thinlit from the Label Card Thinlits.  Punch out a heart from either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler card stock and put it inside the heart shape using a Dimensional.
6.  Position the “I heart you” and your Pirate in the desired positions.  Attach the Pirate with Fast Fuse or Tombow.  Attach the “I heart you” with Tombow Glue.
7.  You now have a card to give to a little boy or a Pirate lover for Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

January Stamp Class Projects

I held my Monthly Stamp Class yesterday.  We had fun making these cards and decorating the Tiny Treat Boxes.
Stamp Class projects

The Instructions for the Pirate card and the Tiny Treat Boxes will be my next two posts.

The Instructions for making the card with the Three Hearts and the card with the Flowers are on the FREE Site for My Newsletter Subscribers.  Sign up for my Newsletter on the right side bar or HERE.  You will receive an email with a registration link so you will have access to all the Newsletter Projects for several years.

Happy Stamping and Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Hexagon Hive Valentine Card

This fun new Hexagon Hive Thinlit is a fun background for this Valentine card.  Use a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to turn your Hexagon Hive Thinlit or any die cut into a sticker!  Video is at the bottom of this blog post.
Hexagon Hive Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
* = Occasions 2014 Catalog available Janaury 3, 2014 – May 31, 2014
** = Sale-a-bration 2014 Catalog Available January 28-March 31, 2014 as a Sale-a-bration item FREE with $50 merchandise purchase.
Stamps:
  Love You to the Moon  w#133140  c#133143
Banner Blast  w#133551  c#133554
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Rose Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Silver Glimmer Paper
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965
Hearts Collection Framelits #125599
Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
Other:  Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #120805
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.  Watch the Video below for this step.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive sheet the same size. Peel off the words on the Adhesive Sheet and adhere it to your Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Run though your Big Shot using this sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform (all tabs closed), cutting plate, card stock with adhesive side touching cutting plate, Wax Paper, Hexagon Hive Thinlit, and your top cutting plate.  Poke out the hexagons that are cut.  Not all of them will come out-they are not supposed to!  Set aside the hexagon stickers for another project.  Peel off the adhesive backing and adhere to your card front.
3.  Stamp your Banner Blast Hearts in Real Red ink inside each full hexagon.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig if you want them perfectly placed, or just try to stamp in the center like I did.
4.  Stamp your “Love” and “When I thing of YOU I can’t STOP SMILING” sentiments in Real Red in on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the “SMILING” sentiment with the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit.  Hand cut your “Love” .  Put Dimensionals on the back of both sentiments.
5.  Cut your Silver Glimmer Paper Heart out with the desired size Heart Framelit.  I used the third one from the center.  Use your Small Heart Punch to punch out your Red Glimmer Paper Heart.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Hearts.
6.  Position the “LOVE” and Small Red Glimmer Paper Heart on top of the Silver Glimmer Paper Heart.  Adhere in the desired positions with the Dimensionals.  Position your Silver Glimmer Paper Heart and your “Smiling” sentiment in the desired positions on your card front.  Adhere.
7.  You can use some of the Hexagon Stickers you made to decorate the corners inside your card and on the outside of your envelope.  I have not yet tested to see how well they make it through the mail on the outside of an envelope.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nendy Kerr

Photopolymer Love You & Me Valentine Card

Make this Quick and Easy Valentine card using Photopolymer stamps and the extra large Clear Mount “F” Block so you just stamp once!  Add some Dazzling Details for Sparkle and you have a Sparkly Valentine Card.
Love You & Me Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer #135892
Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer #135893
Clear Mount “F” Block #118483
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595
Other:  White Embossing Powder #109132
Heat Tool #129053
Dazzling Details #124117
SNAIL Adhesive

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 Real Red card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use the Scallop Adorning Accents Edgelit and your Big Shot on the 4-1/4″ sides about 1/2″ from the edge.
3.  Arrange your stamps in the positions desired on your Clear Mount “F” Block.  Stamp with VersaMark onto your Real Red card front.  Emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Melt Embossing Powder using your Heat Tool.
4.  Adhere your embossed card front to the Whisper White card base.
5.  “Color in” the outlined embossed letters with Dazzling Details.  Set aside to dry.
6.  Give to a special person in your life.

Happy Valentine’s Day Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Crazy Mixed Up Love

This Valentine Card uses the Crazy Mixed Up Love stamp set and the NEW Silver Baker’s Twine (White Baker’s Twine wrapped with  Silver Thread).  You could also remove the tag to use as a bookmark.
Crazy Mixed Up Love Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crazy Mixed Up Love w#131068  c#131071  MDS#135229
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Rose Red
Pink Pirouette
Big Shot:    Adorning Accents Embossing Folder-Hearts #125601
Punches:  Scallop Oval
Scalloped Tag Topper #133324
Small Heart
Other:  Silver Baker’s Twine #132976
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rose Red 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 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Use the Heart Embossing Folder, lining it up with the top edge and then the bottom edge so you have a strip of hearts along the top and bottom.  Adhere to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut a piece os Rose Red card stock at 2″ x about 4-1/4″.  Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper.  Thread your Silver Baker’s Twine through the punched hole. I used 4 pieces of about 6″ long Silver Baker’s Twine.  Thread from the front to the back and pull the ends through the loop you made in the back.
4.  Cut a 1-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ Whisper White card stock for your stamping.  Stamp the desired Crazy Mixed Up Love image in Rose Red ink.  Punch the top with the Scallop Oval Punch by inserting only the top of your card stock through the punch from the outside.  Trim the bottom if necessary.  Place in the desired position on your Rose Red Tag and adhere with either Tombow Glue or SNAIL.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the tag and adhere to your card front at an angle.
5.  Punch two Rose Red Small Hearts and adhere them with a Dimensional in the desired position.
6.  If you want a fancy envelope then you can use the same Heart Embossing Folder to emboss your envelope flap.
7.  Admire your cute Valentine’s Day Card.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Love you to the Moon

Love you to the Moon and back!  This is a favorite saying for several in my family and makes a perfect “I Love You!” card.
Love You to the Moon Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Love You to The Moon  w#133140  c#133143
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Cherry Cobbler Marker
Chocolate Chip Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Big Shot:  Envelope Liner Framelits #132172
Adorning Accents Embossing Folder #125601
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board #133774 for rounding corners
Paper Trimmer with Rotary Addition and Small Scallop Blade #129410
Punch:  Wide Oval
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Sticky Strip
Dimensionals

Love You to the Moon Valentine CardINSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Real Red card front to 4″ x 5-1/4″ using the Paper Trimmer with the Rotary Addition and the Small Scallop cutting blade.  Stamp random hearts and the Love Note in Cherry Cobbler ink on the card front.
3.  Cut two small Envelope Liners from Real Red card stock.  Trim one 1/4″ below the slanted dividing edge.  Emboss across the center with the Heart Adorning Accents Embossing Folder.  Round the top two corners.  Now adhere with Sticky Strip along the sides and bottom to the whole Envelope Liner.  Adhere to the card front at an angle.
4.  Cut your Whisper White card at 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Round the corners.  Color your Love you to the Moon stamp with Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip Markers and stamp in desired position on card.  Stamp 4 small hearts in the corners using Real Red ink.  Slide in the pocket you just made.
5.  Stamp a Love Note in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Extra Large Oval punch.  Stamp two small hearts with Real Red ink in the oval.  Adhere to your Pocket with Dimensionals.

Happy Valentine Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Flowerful Heart Valentine Card

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

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

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr