Balloon Birthday Card

Flashback Friday: This Balloon Birthday Card is a Center Step Portrait Card originally posted on September 30, 2011. It also includes a Template for you to use. Use your own stamps and or Designer Series Paper to make your OWN version of this card.

Please check out the original post HERE. There is even a Template included with all the measurements and instructions.

Here are some suggestions for current products you could use.
Balloon Duet Punch #140609
Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamps #140675
Icing on the Cake Photopolymer Stamps #143664

Check out all the current Stamps and Crafting supplies in My Online Store. Stampin’ Up! supplies coordinate with ease so you can have a great looking project without the frustration of finding the colors that match and coordinate in cardstock, inks, embellishments and Designer Series Paper (patterned papers).

Telescoping Card

This Telescoping Card the first card I posted to my blog on July 5, 2011. It was for my Daughter-in-Law’s Birthday. Try making one of your own!

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Click HERE to see the original post. There are similar products today to make this card. Use Layering Squares Framelits or Layering Circles Framelits for your card base. Choose any stamps you want. I will make a NEW Telescoping Card for a March Blog Post. So stay tuned and check my blog frequently!

Easel Card Video

Learn to make this quick and easy Easel Card when you watch this Video. You just make one additional score line, make a card front, and s small die cut or punch to help the card stand up.

This Video is just over 4 minutes long.


Stamps: Butterfly Gala Photopolymer #148580
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Cardstock: Blushing Bride
Mossy Meadow
Petal Promenade 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146913
Punches: 1″ Circle #119868
1-1/2″ Circle #138299
Adhesive: SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals


1. Landscape: Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″ and 2″. Make sure you have folded both score lines so the folds make 3 sides of a square shape.
~Protrait: Cut your card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″. Score and fold at 5-1/2″ and 2-1/2″. Make sure you have folded both score lines so the folds make 3 sides of a square shape.
~Watch This Video for more details on making Basic Card Bases.

2. Cut your card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Decorate as desired.
~For this card I cut an image out of the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. It is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″
~I then cut a mat from Mossy Meadow cardstock at 3-1/2″ x 5″.
~Layer the DSP image and the Mossy Meadow layer together with SNAIL.
~Attach them to your Card Front.

3. Put SNAIL or Tombow Glue on the bottom half of your card base front covering the section between the 2″ fold line and the bottom edge.

4. Line up your completed card front with the card base. Attacch to the adhesive.

5. Make something to hold up the card front at an angle on the card. You can use either a punch or die cuts. You must use Stampin’ Dimensionals underneath so it is raised up some and will hold your card front in place to form your Easel Card.
~I punched a 1″ Circle from the DSP for the top layer.
~The 1-1/2″ Mossy Meadow Circle is the bottom layer.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the bottom of both circles. Attach the top layer to the bottom layer.
~Attach your layered circles to the bottom edge of the inside or your card as close to the bottom center edge as you can.
Your Easel Card is finished!

Check out thi other Easel Card blog post for instructions for instructions for this card front.

Love Your Stamps Challenge

This “Love Your Stamps” Challenge is different as you get to make a Fun Fold card or Fancy Fold card with your stamp(s). I made a quick Easel Card. I really like how it turned out!


Stamps: Forever Lovely Photopolymer #150580
Ink: Real Red ink pad and Stampin’ Write Marker
Cardstock: Whisper White
Real Red
All My Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #148576
Big Shot: Stitched Labels Framelits #146828  Or use a Punch
Be Mine Stitched Frameltis #148527
Punches: Everyday Label #144668
Decorative Ribbon Border #143721
Adhesives: SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals


1. Cut your papers:
~Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″ and 2″.
~Real Red card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
~Real Red Label at 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. Punch the ends off with the Everyday Label Punch. Watch This Video if you need help making the Label longer.
~Punch your Ribbon from 5-1/2″ long cardstock.

2. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Real Red ink. Cut it out with the Stitched Label Framelit shown. Attach it to your long Everyday Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I did color the edges of the Real Red Label with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker. Also, put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Real Red Label.

3. Attach your DSP to your Real Red card front. Lay out the label and the punched ribbon where you want them. Attach the Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach the punched ribbon with either SNAIL or Tombow Glue.

4. Look at the Side-View picture and notice how the card base is folded. Fold the score lines with your Bone Folder to get a crisp fold. Put SNAIL on the 2″ section which has the bottom edge. Put your card front so the bottom of your card front lines up with the edge that has the SNAIL on. The top part of the card front will not be attached to the card base.

5. Hold your card open.
~Cut the round Stitched Labels Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back
~Cut the smallest Be Mine Stitched Heart cut from Real Red cardstock.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Attach to Whisper White Round Stitched Label.
~Attach the layered Circle and Heart on the inside bottom of the card in the center and as close to the bottom edge as you can get it. Look at the Open Side View picture.  Now put the bottom of your card front so it touches your Layered Circle and Heart. You have now completed your Easel Card.

Find some fun Stamp sets for the Love Your Stamps Challenges in My Online Store.

CASE #6: Sale-a-bration Kit

These two Pocket cards are made from the Sale-a-bration Precious Parcel Card Kit on page 16 of the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  These are perfect for beginning stampers and require few extra supplies.
Precious Parcel CardsSUPPLIES:
Precious Parcels Card Kit #149750 (FREE with $50 purchase)  Available January 3-March 31, 2019.
Paper Snips #103579
Take Your Pick Tool #144107
Bone Folder
No additional adhesives needed

1.  Take out the contents of the Kit.  Keep the small parts in a bowl or something so you don’t lose them.
Precious Parcel Card Kit Contents 1Precious Parcel Card Kit Contents 2Precious Parcel Card Kit Contents 3Note the different languages the sentiments come in.

2. Pocket Card Base.Front Pocket Card BaseBack Pocket Card Base~Choose your Pocket Card Base: Light Green or Dark Green.  You complete the same steps for both the Light Pocket Card Base and the Dark Pocket Card Base.
~Place two Gold Corner stickers in the lower corners of the Post section of the card base.  It was helpful to use the Take Your Pick Tool.  Just place one side of the sticker on the flat part of the Take Your Pick Tool and then line up the two flat edges with the raised lines in the lower corner.  Repeat with a second Gold Corner sticker.
~Punch out the long Pocket Hole and the two bow holes.
~Choose a sentiment sticker and place it under the Pocket Hole against the raised line.  I again used the Take your Pick Tool to help me get it centered.
~Cut 12″ of Baker’s Twine.  Thread through the two Bow Holes.  Tie a bow like you would your shoelaces.
~Peel off the two strips of adhesive backing on the Flap.  Line up the two rounded parts on the sides.  Use your Bone Folder to press the adhesive down.  My edges were just a little crooked.  You need the rounded parts to match up completely on both sides so you can fold the card back properly.
~Now fold the card back closed.  Crease with your Bone Folder.
3.  Pocket Card Insert.
~Choose the Pocket Card Insert you want.  Either one will work with either Pocket Card Base.
~Punch out the small rectangle Postage Stamp Image.
~Attach the Postage Stamp Image to the upper part of your Insert with a small Paper Clip.
~Write something on the White part of the Insert.  You can write on the lower part of the front and the whole back of the Insert.
~Insert into the Pocket Card Base in the Pocket Hole.
Your Card is finished.

Roller Coaster Popup Card Video

This Let the Good Times Roll Roller Coaster card is pretty easy to make, but does take a little time.  Just follow the video instructions to make the Pop-Up Roller Coaster card inside.  Directions for the card front are below.

This Video is 22 minutes long.

*Photopolymer Bundle #145959:  *Let the Good Times Roll Photopolymer stamps + *Thrill Ride Pop-Up Thinlits
Stamps:  *Let the Good Times Roll  Photopolymer #145687
Inks:  Memento Black
Real Red
Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Garden Green
Daffodil Delight
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Real Red
Big Shot:Thrill Ride Pop-Up Thinlits #145650
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049  OR Stamparatus #146276 (Available June 1, 2018)
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199  Rommended when using Photopolymer stamps
Paper Snips for fussy cutting
Bone Folder
Patience  😉
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

Thrill Ride Roller Coaster Pop-Up card inside
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Pool Party card inside at 5″ x 8″.  Score and fold at 4″.
2.  Follow the rest of the directions from the video.

Let the Good Times Roll card front
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base as mentioned above.
~Bermuda Bay card layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Bermuda Bay Roller Coaster and fussy cut as shown on video
~Whisper White-die cut any of the pieces you want to add to your scene.  I would recommend at least two sets of the cars (4 cars).  Stamp as shown in the video.
2.  Stamp:
~Bermuda Bay Roller Coaster
~Real Red cards
~Real Red Food Cart
~Island Indigo Balloons
~Memento Black sentiment
~Memento Black Balloon Strings
3.  Attach stamped card front to Bermuda Bay card layer.  Open your card and position correctly so you place the card front layers on the actual card front.  Now attach your card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.  I really enjoy opening the card and watching the Roller Coaster Pop-Up!  Try it a few times yourself!

Get all your Card-Making and Paper Crafting supplies from My Online Store.

PhD Graduation Cards

I was asked by Sheryl to make sample graduation cards for her PhD in Theology.  I mailed them off last week to her.  You can change the colors to match your school colors.  Because I am away from home and forgot some of the supplies, I am listing the ones I would have used for the ones with the Asterisk*.  This is a standard size card.  I also made a larger card.  The measurements for the large card will be in parenthesis.
PhD Graduation CardPhD Graduation CardCheck out this post I did for my Son’s PhD graduation card.  There are measurements given that may help you.
Here is the post with the original Template.

Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Basic Black
*Real Red
*Gold Foil Sheet  #132622
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725 for the center of the cap or 1/4″ circle punch
Window Box Thinlits #142762 for the hexagon hat shape
Punch:  Classic Label
Heat Embossing:  Clear Embossing Powder #109130
Heat Tool
Other:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Pen Touch Calligraphy Pen.  Shiny Metallic Gold.  1.8mm nib (Not Stampin’ Up!)

1.  Look at the Template.  Cut the card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and cut as shown for the standard card.  (Large Card:  8-1/2″ x 11″.
Measurements shown for small card, change for large card.
Small Card      Large Card
1″                       1-1/2″
2″                      2-1/2″
5-1/4″               6-1/2″
4-1/4″               5-1/2″
2.  Now that the cutting is finished……..  Let’s get ready to make some shiny black paper.
~Cut a piece large enough for the center.
Smaller 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (I think – you might want to measure and decide.)
Larger  4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
~You will also need enough card stock to trace the Window Box top center Hexagon Thinlit and to punch six Classic Labels.  Don’t cut out yet!  Just guess a little more than you will need.  You will cut and punch later.
3.  Now to make the Black shiny paper.  Cover the center piece with VersaMark ink directly on your paper.  Now cover completely with Clear Embossing Powder.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Repeat with the the paper for your Hexagon hat and Classic Labels paper.  Let cool for a minute or two.
4.  Glue down the center shiny piece onto the center of the card front.
5.  Hat.  Trace around the Window Box top center Hexagon Thinlit.  Cut out with scissors.  This is the size you want for the Large card.
~To make it the correct size for the small card, cut 1/2″ off each side with your paper trimmer.  Just make sure the edge you are cutting off lines up with the 1/2″ grid line.
~Hat Center.  Cut or punch from Gold Foil Paper either the square-ish small Framelit OR a 1/4″ Circle Punch, or use a brad, Pearl, Rhinestone, or Enamel Shape.
~I outlined the edge of the Hat with a Gold Calligraphy Pen so the hat would not blend in with the card.  I got the pen at Michaels.  Calligraphy pens have a straight edge, so just keep the pen edge straight against the card stock edge.
~Cut or punch a small piece from Gold Foil paper for the center of the hat.  Glue it on.
6.  Sleeve Embellishments.  (I don’t know what they are called.)  Punch six Classic Labels.  Glue three on each sleeve.  Cut off the excess.  Yes, I used the same thing for both card sizes.  It does help to lay your card closed and lay out the Classic Labels on the outsides (sleeves) in order to space them evenly.
7.  Collar.  I also don’t know what the thing is called that goes around their neck.
~RealRed card stock.  Cut a piece of card stock as wide as the center part of the card.  For the Small card the width is 1″, Large card is 1-1/2″.  Figure out the Real Red card sstock’s center measurement.  Make a light pencil mark in the center along the edge.  Cut from the pencil mark to the opposite corner.  The pencil mark will be the wide part of the triangle.  Repeat for the other side.
8.  Attach the Hat.  Hold the hat where you want it paying attention to where it goes over the sleeve.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back leaving the part that is over the sleeve with no Dimensionals.

Tasty Treats Birthday Shaker Card

This fun Birthday Shaker Card can use any patterned paper or stamps to fit what the Birthday Girl or Boy (Woman or Man) likes.  I used the Tasty Treat paper along with the Cool Treat Bundle.  You can choose sequins or small punched shapes to shake in your card.
Tasty Treats Ice Cream Birthday Shaker CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle #145181:  Cool Treats Photopolymer stamp set + Frozen Treats Framelits (available until May 31, 2017)
Stamps:  Cool Treats Photopolymer #142982
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Watermelon Wonder
Card Stock:  Flirty Flamingo
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142770
Window Sheets (12×12) #142314
Big Shot:  Frozen Treats Framelits #142756
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Sprinkles Embellishments #142741
Embossing Buddy #103083
Adhesives:  Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue + Sponge Wedge + Silicone Craft Sheet
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the two Framelits you will use as your cut out and frame.
3.  Cut your Card front pieces:
~Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Patterned Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Cut out the window using the smaller Framelit.
~Window Sheet at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Flirty Flamingo Window Frame:  Put both Framelits on the card stock on your Big Shot Platform.  Make sure the card stock showing between them is even.  Cut.
~Stamp your Ice Cream with Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White card stock with the solid Ice Cream stamps.  Stamp the Ice Cream layers with Watermelon Wonder ink on the solid Ice Cream piece.  Cut out with the coordinating Ice Cream Framelit.
~Cut out both the solid and the detailed Thinlit Ice Cream cone pieces from Crumb Cake card stock.  Attach together with Tombow Glue and sponge wedge on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Glue the Ice Cream to the top.
~Stamp Happiest Birthday or other words in Watermelon Wonder ink on a Whisper White card stock strip.  Punch the end with the Banner Triple Punch.
4.  Assemble Card Front.
~Glue the Flirty Flamingo Frame around the Window on your patterned paper using Tombow Glue because it has a little wiggle room so you can use your fingers in the window hole to line up both pieces.
~Glue the Window Sheet on the back of the card front.  You just need glue around the edges of the Window Sheet.
~Attach the Happiest Birthday Banner with the adhesive of your choice.
~Attach the Ice Cream Cone with half Stampin’ Dimensionals
5.  Make the Shaker Card.
~Put your Foam Adhesive strips on the back of your card front within about 1/4″ from the window cut-out making sure there are no small gaps for your Sprinkles to escape through.  Rub the part of the Foam Adhesive Strip that is in the center where the sprinkles will be with your Embossing Buddy to remove all the sticky from the sides.  This will help prevent your Sprinkles from sticking to the Foam.  If you look closely, you can see I forgot this step.
~Also put some Foam Adhesive Strips about 1/4″ from the edge of the back side of the card front.
~Optional: Line up the Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece with the completed card front to get an idea of where to place some of the Sprinkles with Glue Dots.   Attach a few Sprinkles on the Whisper White piece with Glue Dots.  Cut away the excess Glue Dot that sticks out beyone the Sprinkle if you want a smaller glob of Sprinkles to collect on the Glue Dot.  I just left the Glue Dot as is of all but one of the added Sprinkles.
~Put the desired amount of Sprinkles on the back of the card front inside the Foam Window.  Match up the sides of the Whisper White piece and the card front and attach.
~Attach your Shaker card front to your card base.
6.  Yippee!  You are finished!

Enjoy making your own version of this Shaker Card.  You can buy all the supplies in My Online Store 24/7.

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek: Pretty Pocket Card Kit

The Pretty Pocket Card Kit is one of the Sale-a-bration items you can choose when you spend $50 in merchandise.  Here are two things you can do with it.  The So Saffron Yellow one is made with parts included in the Kit.  The Pool Party one is made using stamps to decorate it.
Pocket Card-closedYELLOW POCKET CARD
Pretty Pocket Card Kit #143832  (all pieces have adhesive)
1.  Remove the adhesive backing on the Pocket Card.  Line up edges and seal closed.
2.  Decorate the lined insert by choosing a self-adhesive greeting and flower and put them where shown.
3.  Tie some Baker’s Twine around the card outside.  You are finished!

Pocket Card-OpenPOOL PARTY CARD:
Pretty Pocket Card Kit #143832  (all pieces have adhesive)
Stamps:  Window Shopping
Big on Birthdays
Delicate Details  Photopolymer # (Sale-a-bration item)
Ink:  Island Indigo

1.  Stamp Lace from Delicate Details across the card bottom with Island Indigo ink.  You might want to mask the side with a sticky note to prevent the Lace stamping on the back of your Pocket Card.
2.  Stamp the Lined Insert with Island Indigo ink”
~Thinking of you from Window Shopping stamp set
~Bow from Big on Birthdays stamp set
3.  Write your message on the Insert lines provided.  Put the insert in the card and envelope and give to the person intended.

Happy Sale-a-bration!

Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

I have been wanting to make a Four Seasons card with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I got this Thoughtful Branches Bundle idea from Daniela Astor.  As usual I tweaked it and made it my own.  It took me about 1 hour to make this card, but it can be displayed all year long.  Yes, it fits in a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope so you can mail it!
Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

This Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available until August 31, 2016 so get yours now!  If you buy it from me I will email you a FREE document with lots of ideas I have gleaned from the web.

Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits  #144328
Stamps:  Date It Photopolymer #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Garden Green
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Soft Sky
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Always Artichoke
Delightful Dijon
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits from Bundle
Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

1.  Cut:
~Marina Mist card base:  4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″.
~Soft Sky:  2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring, 2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.
~Soft Suede and Early Espresso card stock:  Cut two full trees each
~Tree Leaves:  Cut one each: Emerald Envy, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze.
~Small individual Leaves:  Cut one each in Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon
~Stamp and Cut.  Stamp Tree Leaves on Whisper White Twice – once in Garden Green ink and once in Daffodil Delight ink.  Cut out with the Tree Leave Framlit.
~Cut 7 apples from Real Red card stock.
2.  Stamp your Season names on the Soft Sky card stock about 1/4″ from the bottom (or top).  It is easy to center your stamping with the Photopolymer stamps.
-2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring,
~2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer,
~4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.  Lay out your Autumn Tree with the 3 Tree Leaves and stamp Autumn in the center under the tree.  Stamp Winter centered in the small space left.  Put your Winter side in the Softly Falling embossing Folder with the Autumn side sticking out and run through your Big Shot.  It does not matter if part of the snow is on the Autumn part of the card stock.
3.  Attach your Soft Sky pieces to your card base in the coordinating sections.
4.  Spring.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Spring section not adding glue to about 1/2″ on each side of the branches so you do not glue the card open.  😉  Attach the Garden Green stamped and cut Tree Leaves.  Cut 5 “flowers” from the Daffodil Delight Stamped and cut Tree leaves.  Glue The Tree Leaves on not adding glue to the 1/2″ on each side.
5.  Summer.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Summer section centering the trunk and not gluing about 1/4″ on each side of the branches.  Attach the Emerald Envy Tree Leaves making sure the right side is just to the left of the fold line.  Bend the card between Spring and Summer and trim off the right side of the Summer branches and Emerald Envy Tree Leaves so the fold line shows.  Now lay the card flat with the Spring Tree Leaves overlapping the Summer Tree Leaves.  Trim more if necessary to have your card lay flat.
6.  Autumn.  Glue your Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, and Cajun Craze Tree Leaves together as shown.  Glue to Early Espresso Tree.  Now Glue so the Left side of the Tree Leaves almost touch the fold on the left by Summer.  Add extra single leaves beside Autumn if desired.
7.  Winter.  Trim your last Early Espresso Tree to fit in the space left beside Autumn.  Glue on.

Thoughtful Branches Buy Now!

Enjoy making your own Thoughtful Branches Bundle Four Seasons Card!

Party with Cake: It’s It’s Your Day Portrait Card

Here is the last card in our Party with Cake series.  I hope you have fun making lots of Pop-Up cards for family and friends.
It's Your Day Party with Cake Pop-Up CardParty with Cake Pop-Up CardSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Hello Honey
Crushed Curry
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
So Saffron
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Deco Labels Framelits:
Elegant Dots Embossing Folder
Precision Base Plate
Other:  Sponge
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or SNAIL

1.  Cut your Hello Honey card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
1a.  Complete Pop-Up Instructions before working on card front.  You can use either the Happy Birthday or the Hip Hip Hooray Thinlit for the inside Pop-Up.  Watch this Video for more details.
2.  Stamp It’s Your Day in Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with your Big Shot and Deco Label Framelit.  Stamp confetti around the edges with Hello Honey ink.  You can sponge around the edges too if desired.
3.  Cut the next larger Deco Label Framelit from So Saffron card stock.  Now run it through your Big Shot again using the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder.  Sponge around the edges with Hello Honey ink.
4.  Layer both the Deco Label Framelits you cut out with Dimensionals.  Lay on your card front in the position you want it to determine where to stamp, then stamp Sending Many Wishes Your Way in Black ink.  Attach your Layered Framelits.
Party With Cake Wood Mount Bundle

Party With Cake Clear Mount

Happy Pop-Up Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Party with Cake: Portrait Card Video

Choose your patterned paper and coordinating card stock to make this fun Party Pop-Up Birthday Card.

This Video is 10 minutes long.

Party with Cake Bundle includes Party with Cake stamp set and Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies  Wood Mount Bundle #140815Clear Mount Bundle #140814
Bone Folder #102300
Card Stock:  Mint Macaron
Bermuda Bay
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper #140557
Big Shot:  Party Pop-Up Thinlits #140620
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
FLAT Cutting Pad #113475
Punch:  Corner Rounder Punch #
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
Tombow Glue #110755
Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309
SNAIL double sided adhesive #104332

NOTE:  You can change the card stock colors, patterned paper, and ink colors to make each card your own!  You can also color your Pop-Ups or cut outs with markers.

Cut your Mint Macaron card base
~No Pop-Up:  5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~With Pop-Up:  4-1/4” x 11” and fold and score at 5-1/2”.
1a.  Complete Pop-Up Instructions as shown in the Video above before working on card front.  Stamp the inside now if desired.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4” x 5-1/4”.  Attach to front of card base.
3.  Flat Pop-Up Thinlit cutting instructions.  Just cut out of a piece of card stock with no fold line.  Cut at the end of the letters and the cake plate.
Cut out your Happy Birthday from a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock using the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT Cutting Plate.  Since this is NOT a Pop-Up you don’t have to pay attention to the arrows on the Thinlit.  Separate the card stock from the Thinlit using the Big Shot Die Brush.  Attach to card front with Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Party With Cake Wood Mount Bundle

Party With Cake Clear Mount

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Party with Cake: Celebrate with Cake Landscape Birthday Card

Here is another  Party with Cake Card.  You can add a Pop-Up to the inside if your want or just make a regular card.
Celebrate With Cake Birthday CardSUPPLY LIST
Party with Cake Bundle includes Party with Cake stamp set and Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies  Wood Mount Bundle #140815Clear Mount Bundle #140814
Bone Folder #102300
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Whisper White
Big Shot: Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits #135707
Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #133737
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
FLAT Cutting Pad #113475
1-1/4” Scallop Circle
Word Window
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
Tombow Glue #110755
Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309
SNAIL double sided adhesive #104332

NOTE:  You can change the card stock colors, patterned paper, and ink colors to make each card your own!  You can also color your Pop-Ups or cut outs with markers.

 Cut your Island Indigo card base:
~No Pop-Up:  5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~With Pop-Up:  4-1/4” x 11”.  Score and fold at 5-1/2”.
1a.  Complete Pop-Up Instructions before working on card front.  Watch This Video for instructions on making a Landscape Pop-Up Card.
2.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4” x 5-1/4”.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.  Attach to card base using Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp “It’s Time to Celebrate with Cake” on Whisper White card stock with Island Indigo ink.  Cut out with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” on a 3/8” x at least 2-3/4” Whisper White card stock.  Watch this video for instructions on punching it out with your Word Window Punch.
5.  Punch out the desired long label from the Cards and Labels Framelits.  Attach to Happy Birthday with Dimensionals.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
6.  Stamp the Cake in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-1/4” Scallop Circle Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
7.  Place all the pieces in the position desired and attach with the Dimensionals
8.  You can emboss the Envelope Flap if desired.  Watch this Video to show you how.

Party with Cake Buy Now-001    Party With Cake Clear Mount

Happy Pop-Up Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Party with Cake Landscape Card Pop-Up Video

It is so much fun to make Pop-Up Cards using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits.  Watch this video for all the details on making Landscape Pop-Up cards with your Thinlits.

This Video is about 15 minutes long.  It shows how to use the Party Pop-Up Thinlits as a Pop-Up and Flat for your card front.

Bundle:  Party with Cake stamps + Party Pop-Up Thinlits  Wood #140815, Clear #140814
Big Shot:  Party Pop-Up Thinlits ##140620  (See Bundle above)
Big Shot Die Brush  #140603
Magnetic Platform OR Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed
FLAT Cutting Plate
Other:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Adhesive Remover #103684
Party with Cake stamp set (See Bundle above)
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper #140557

Landscape Card:
~Card Base: Watermelon Wonder card stock cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″.
~Card Inside: Pink Pirouette card stock cut at 4″ x 10-1/2″.  Score at 5-1/4″.
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″
Portrait Card:
~Card Base: Mint Macaron card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″.
~Card Inside: Whisper White card stock cut at 5-1/4″ x 8″.  Score at 4″.
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.

1.  Match the Arrows on the Thinlit with the Card Inside Center Score Line.
~Sandwich:  Cut out with your Big Shot, Magnetic Platform (Or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), the Precision Base Plate.  card stock, Thinlit with arrows in center of Score Line, and finally, a FLAT Cutting Plate.
~Remove your card stock from your Thinlits with the Big Shot Die Brush and Foam Pad OR your Bone Folder and a toothpick.
~Fold all Score Lines.  The outside edges fold back.  The rest fold forward.  Fold in half and flatten with your Bone Folder
2.  Fold your card base on the Score Line.
3.  Add SNAIL or Tombow Glue to the back of one side of the Card Inside.  Make sure NO adhesive gets on any part that you want to Pop-Up.
~Place your Card Inside (still folded and with the adhesive towards your card base, lining up the fold lines) on the card base.  Close your card and rub firmly with your Bone Folder.
4.  Add SNAIL or Tombow Glue to the back of the other side of the Card Inside.  Make sure NO adhesive gets on any part that you want to Pop-Up.
~Lay the card base FLAT. (Otherwise your card won’t be able to open flat.)
~Use your Bone Folder to press along the Card Inside from the Fold to the edge.
~Fold your card base and rub firmly with your Bone Folder.
5.  Stamp the Card Inside now, before you add the Card Front.
6. Now add your card front as shown in the video.

Party With Cake Wood Mount Bundle

Party With Cake Clear Mount

Happy Pop-Up Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Sliding Flower Card

I wanted to make a Sliding Flower card after making the Sliding Valentine Cards.  This card follows the same steps as shown in the Sliding Valentine video.  Enjoy making things slide!
Sliding Flower Card-Closed

Stamps:  Petal Potpourri  Wood #137141, Clear #138586 (Bundle with Flower Medallion Punch Wood #138876, Clear #138877)
Perpetual Calendar (leaves) Photopolymer #137167
Yippee Skippee  Wood #131341, Clear #131344, MDS #134856
Petite Petals  Wood #133152, Clear #133155
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Garden Green
Metallic Silver #132142
Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant
Wisteria Wonder
Whisper White
Punch:  Hexagon #130919
Flower Medallion #137417 (Also see Bundles above)
Other:  Silver 1/8″ Ribbon #132137
Tombow Glue
Sticky Strip
Sliding Flower Card-Open

1.  Watch this video for the basic instructions.
2.  Card Stock measurements:
~Elegant Eggplant card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 1/4″ at one end and about 4-3/8″ from the other end.  The end with the 1/4″ flap is the card front.
~Wisteria Wonder card front:  3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
~Whisper White inside:3-3/4″ x 5″, and about 3/4″ x 3″
3.  Stamp your Wisteria Wonder card front using the Petite Petals flower stamps and Elegant Eggplant ink.  Also stamp the leaves from the Perpetual Calendar stamp set in Garden Green on your card front.  Attach to your card front (the side with the tab) making sure it is going the direction you want.  Cut down the center at about 2″ leaving 1″ uncut at the top and bottom.  (See video.)  Punch out the half Hexagon from the top of your card and save the punched piece for later.
4.  Stamp your Petal Potpourri flower on Elegant Eggplant card stock with Silver Ink.  Punch out.  Put Dimensionals on the end of the 3/4″ x 3″ strip of Whisper White.  Attach to the back of your punched flower.  Slip the end of the Whisper White strip through the slit your cut.  Open the card so you are now working on the inside.  Position your flower as desired, and yes, the strip will most likely be crooked, but it doesn’t matter.  Add Sticky Strip to the Whisper White Strip leaving about 1/4″ space between the end of the Sticky Strip and the slit.  Remove Sticky Strip backing.  Center the 3-3/4″ x 5″ Whisper White piece and align with the top of your card.  Press down on the area with the Sticky Strip.
5.  Add Sticky Strip to the 1/4″ side tab and gently close, making sure the edges of the card stock are even so the Sticky Strip is all inside the card.  Some cards are slightly rounded which makes the inside slide easier.  However, it really annoys some people to have a card that is not flat.  Use a Bone Folder to flatten out your card if desired.
6.  Line up the Whisper White inside with the card front.  Glue on the half Hexagon punched shape to the Whisper White in the punched space so it fits perfectly.  Hold glued shaped for a few seconds.  Pull open the card.  Cut about 2-3″ of Silver Ribbon.  Fold into a “V” shape.  Hold in the position you want. (I hold it with my fingernail.)  Use the Stapler to attach the Ribbon.
7.  Now pull open the Whisper White as far as you can.  Stamp or write on the inside.  I stamped the Yippee Skippee Awesome Thanks in Elegant Eggplant in the center and surrounded it with the small leaves stamped in Garden Green.
8.  Now make your flower slide up and down several times just to have some fun!

Happy Sliding 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.

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
Tombow Glue
Sticky Strip

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

Birthday Card & Embellishment using the Envelope Punch Board Video

Watch this video!Today we will make a Birthday Card using Stampin’ Up’s NEW Envelope Punch Board.  We will make a File Folder tab large enough for our Happy Birthday sentiment.  We will also make an embellishment for the front of our card.  Have Fun using your Envelope Punch Board for something in addition to making envelopes!  (Refresh page if video doesn’t load or Watch it on YouTube)

Stamps:  Bring on the Cake w#128490  c#121958
Perfectly Penned  w#128703  c#122892
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock:
  Raspberry Ripple
Primrose Petals
Very Vanilla
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145
Other:  Envelope Punch Board #133774
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive

Paper Measurements:
Primrose Petals card base:  5-1/2″ x 6-1/4″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″
Raspberry Ripple card stock:  1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ AND 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Primrose Petals card stock:  1″ x 5-1/2″
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper for Envelope:  6-3/4″ square
Very Vanilla for small card:  4-1/2″ x 7″.  Score and fold at 3-1/2″

Now that your papers are all cut, grab your Envelope Punch Board and follow along!

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Happy Cardmaking with your Envelope Punch Board!

“Hi” Label Thinlit Card Die

I just got the Label Card Thinlit Dies and had to try them out!  This is a really quick way to make a fun card.  I also used the new Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp set for the little heart stamp.
Label Thinlit Card - Closed

SUPPLIES: Stamps:  Another Thank You Photopolymer #133454
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Silver Metallic Encore Pad  #132142
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler 6-1/2″ x 6″
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Label Card Thinlit Die  #133479
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Gingham Garden Washi Tape #129314
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Craft Tweezers from your local Craft Store
Label Framelit Card - Open Front View

1.  Cut your Label Thinlit Card out with your Big Shot and Label Thinlit Die.  Crease the score lines with your Bone Folder.  Wasn’t that easy!!!
2.  Cut out two Labels from Whisper White using the Label die in the set.  Also cut out a “i {heart} u” from Whisper White and two “hi”s from Cherry Cobbler.  Watch this video if you need help using Thinlits Dies.
3.  Adhere a “hi” to each Whisper White Label.  Stamp a Little Heart to “dot your ‘i'” using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Adhere the Whisper White Labels to each side of the Label cutout on the card.
4.  Cover the Heart on the “i {heart} u” with Washi Tape trimming the excess off.  Adhere to your card in the desired position.  Note:  OR you can use the Small Heart Punch to punch out a heart to cover the Whisper White heart.
5.  Randomly stamp lots of little hearts using the Silver Metallic ink.
6.  Practice moving your card so you can see both sides of the Label.  Hopefully the person you give it to will enjoy it just as much!  You can write your note on the back of the card.  When it is folded it will fit inside a Medium Envelope.
Label Card Thinlit - Back view

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Happy Card Making!

Glass of Lemonade Card

A customer requested that we make a lemonade card for Stamp Class.  I remember seeing this video a while back.  I used a few different things, as usual, but I think it turned out really cute.
Glass of Lemonade Card

Stamps:  Petite Pairs w#128706  c#122497
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Black StayzOn
Card Stock:  Crisp Cantaloupe
White Vellum  #101856
Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper #130141
larger scrap to trace glass onto
Punch:  1″ Circle
Large Oval  #119855
Other:  SNAIL
Simply Scored
Sticky Strip
Stamping Sponge or Sponge Dauber
Two Way Glue Pen
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Plastic Straw with flexible bending part (from your local store)
Plastic 8 ounce glass to trace to make your pattern (from your local store or picnic supply stash)

1.  Cut your Crisp Cantaloupe card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Quatrefancy DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Trace around your plastic glass onto a scrap of card stock.  Mine is 3-5/8″ tall.  I did have to trim it down.  Cut it out, straightening out the lines as you go.  Use this pattern to cut out your Glass from Vellum.
4.  Score 1/4″ along each tall side of your Glass.  This side will be the “Front or Outside” of your Glass.  Place Sticky Strip along the scored areas.  Leave the red backing on until later.
5.  Use your Sponge or Sponge Dauber to color the inside of your Glass with Daffodil Delight ink.
6.  Run a strip of Two-Way Glue along the top of your Glass.  Make sure it is smooth.  Now put Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the Two Way Glue.  Flick off the excess and let dry for a minute or two.
7.  Remove the Red backing from one piece of the Sticky Strip.  Make sure the “Bottom” of your Glass is straight and adhere the one side to the card front.  DON’T press the Sticky Strip down firmly yet as you might want to move it.  Now remove the red backing from the  other piece of Sticky Strip.  Round the Glass and gently place the Sticky Strip on the card front.  Adjust if necessary.  Use your Bone Folder to make sure the Sticky Strip is firmly attached.  Whew!  The hard part is done!
8.  Place your straw into the glass to determine how much you need to cut off the straw bottom.  Now do the same for the straw top.  Use 2 Glue Dots to adhere it in the desired position in your Glass.
9.  Punch a 1″ Circle of a scrap of yellow Quatrefancy DSP.  Cut a line up to the Center of the circle.  Put your “Lemon” on your Glass and decide where to place your Glue Dots to attach it to your Glass.

You can get most of the supplies to make this card at My Online Store.

Happy Summer!

Pop n’ Cut Dress Card

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

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

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

Happy Pop n’ Cut and Dress Designing!