Frostwood Lodge Birthday

I made this birthday card using the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper along with Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist card stock.  Enjoy!

Happy Birthday!Here are a couple of Reminders.
1.  The Holiday Mini catalog expires January 3rd, so if there is anything you need from it please order now.  The Stocking Builder punch will not be carried over.  The stamps and papers and accessories will probably not be carried over.  We won’t find out until January 4th after it is too late to order them.
2.  Remember to check out the Clearance Rack on my Online Store.  Ten more items were added today.
3.  The Occasions Mini catalog starts January 4th.  As usual there are a LOT of fun new stamps, embellishments, and Big Shot accessories!
4.  My Newsletter Project Pages comes out next week.  Register if you haven’t yet so you can have access to all my Newsletter Projects and Templates.   There will be a card using items from the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  I am also compiling a page you can print up that lists all the suggested Big Shot sandwiches with notes that have helped me get good results.  The last item will be a surprise.

Adorning Accents in Wisteria and Concord

Sorry for the late post.  I was having a lot of fun with my family!  I hope you had a great Christmas and a lot of fun planned for this week!

I made this card for my wonderful Mother for her birthday a couple of weeks ago.  It has lots of new things that are in the Occasions Mini catalog which starts January 4th.

I Adore You!
 If you need a demonstrator and a Occasions Mini catalog you can order online from me then email me to request a mini catalog be mailed to you.

I am working on some new things for next month, so keep checking back.  I hope to have the announcement ready in early January.  There may even be some sneak peeks before the big announcement!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps:  Bordering on Romance (Occasions Mini) page 11  w#125480  c#125482
Ink and Markers:  Concord Crush
Garden Green
Regal Rose (If I remember correctly)
Card Stock:  Concord Crush
Wisteria Wonder
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Ovals Originals die  page 220  #114525
Adoring Accents Edgelits dies (set of 2) (Occasions Mini)  page 7  #125595
Adoring Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (set of 3) (Occasions Mini) page 7  #125601
Paper Doily Large Sizzlits die (Occaions Mini) page 7  #125592

Tips:
1.
  Color on the flower stamp with markers.  I die cut the oval and traced around it with my Concord Crush marker.  I then cut it out with scissors cutting around the stamped images that extended past the oval line.
2.  Stamp the dotted line, then die cut with your edgelit, then use the embossing folder to get the fancy edge.  Quick and easy.  (I will give more  detailed instructions in my January Newsletter Project Pages coming January 3rd or 4th.  Register now to get the full details and see another card using the Edgelits dies and the new Framelits dies.)
3.  When you use the Large Sizzlit die, roll the die cut image around a pencil to get the excess paper out or use you paper piercing tool or stylus to get the small pieces out.

Have a fun time trying out the NEW Edgelits and the Paper Doily Large Sizzlits dies!!

Merry Christmas!

May you and your family have a Merry Christmas!!!

Tidings of Joy-Merry Christmas!

 

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Tidings of Joy
Bells and Boughs (Merry Christmas)
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler-card base
Garden Green
Whisper White
Inks:  Chocolate Chip
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits (Occasions Mini)
Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder

Fancy Favor Packages

I have used the Fancy Favor die for lots of little packages this month.  Here are some samples.  I used the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP and Cherry Cobbler card stock for all of them.

Here I used the Top Note die and the Tags Til Christmas stamp set.  To attach the Top Not die I used Sticky Strip to attach it to the back of the bag and Dotto to attach it to the front of the bag for easy opening.

For this cute little bag, I used 2 Fancy Favor bags-1 from DSP, 1 from card stock.  It is a real tight fit.

Try making some of your own little packages!

Just a note:  The Stocking Builder Punch (#124095) will NOT carry over, so if you want it order it while it is still available-before January 3rd.

A Little Christmas Box

This cute little box holds a secret present for my niece…… so NO peeking until Christmas morning please!

Fancy Favor Merry Christmas

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Tags til Christmas
Big Shot:  Box #2 XL Bigz die  page 221
Markers:  Garden Green
Chocolate Chip
Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer paper (Scallop Oval)
Punches:   Decorative Label
Large Oval
Scalloped Oval
Ribbon:  non-Stampin’ Up!
Adhesives:  Sticky Strip
Dimensionals

Come to Bethlehem

Here is a nice Christmas card we made at my last class.  Sorry I am so late posting, but I am running behind on everything this week.  Hopefully things will improve by next week.

Come to BethlehemSUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Come to Bethlehem
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Riding Hood Red
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Framed Oval Scallop die
Finial Press embossing folder
Other:  Rhinestone

Clearance Rack Blitz

Dates: December 15, 2011-January 5, 2012  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

-Only online orders qualify for this promotion. Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items, as well.
-The Clearance Rack Blitz includes old-body style punches.
-There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
-Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards.
Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
-You may view Clearance Rack Blitz items in my Online Store.  (Hint:  Click on the Big picture, then click-Show ALL so you don’t have to keep changing pages.)

34 different punches at 40% off including some retired items, most old style
37 Big Shot dies of all sizes at 40% off including some retired items
31 ribbons and tinsel-all current colors-at 40%off
14 different rub-ons
Designer Series Papers, Real Red 12×12 Card stock – Lots suitable for Valentine’s Day
Albums and page protectors
Buttons
Baja Breeze Glass Glitter
Christmas Keepsake Box kit
Chunky Frame
Stamps and Wheels
a few reinkers
Date Keeper Decor Accent
Design a House
Some Simply Sent Kits and Note Card sets
Printed Window Sheets
Scrappin’ Kits and Quick Accents kits
On Board cut out sheets
Ribbon Keepers
Stampin’ Pastels-Old style, and new color kit
Hodgepodge Hardware kits
Vintage Flowers Adornments
Treat box
We Wish you a Merry Christmas Sound card

Christmas Stocking Ornaments

I hope you are having a great Christmas season!  I know I have been busy working on Christmas things for my family.

I made these cute Christmas Stocking ornaments for my family.  My DH even helped!  They were cut from red and white felt and glued together using Fabri-tac permanent adhesive by Beacon Adhesives.  Just be careful when using it.  It has more “glue strings” than a hot glue gun, so keep a tissue handy to keep the glue from leaving string marks.  I used the Holiday Stocking die #124098 and the Stocking Accents die #124099 from page 24 in the Holiday Mini catalog.   I used a black Sharpie to write their initials-tree for guys, ornament for gals.  I used 12″ of non Stampin’ Up ribbon.  Have fun making some of these cute stockings for your family!

Christmas Stockings for my family

Christmas Tags for your Packages

Have you wrapped your Christmas gifts yet?  All packages need a tag.  Here are some cute little tags to add to your Christmas gifts.

Merry Christmas!My favorite tag uses the Scallop Circles #2 die, the largest circle punch, a retired sentiment, and Tags Til Christmas stamp.  The “To:” and “From:” are on the back.

O Christmas TreeI used the Two Tags die, Jolly Bingo Bits, and a couple of Circle punches.

Sparkly Christmas TreeI really used my Big Shot for this tag:  Stocking Accents die for the tree, Two Tags die, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.  Make sure and put the 2 punched circles on the tag before you use the ribbon.  It will prevent tearing of the tag.

Christmas OrnamentI used the largest circle punch, scallop circle punch, Tags Til Christmas stamp, and Ornament punch.  Oops I forgot to add the Baker’s Twine before I took the picture.

Christmas Day!This was the quickest tag to make.  Just stamped on the Two Tag die.  I guess I haven’t been good at checking for the Baker’s Twine.  I will have to add it.

Fancy Favor Gift Bag

This is a quick and easy gift bag to make with your Big Shot, Fancy Favor die, and Two Tags die.

Cute Little Fancy Favor Bag!

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Jolly Bingo Bits page 41  w#120857  c#121187
Card Stock & Paper:  DSP-I used Holly Berry Bouquet (Holiday Mini) page 20  #124004
Garden Green
Whisper White
Big Shot:
  Fancy Favor XL Bigz die  page 221 #115965
Two Tags Bigz die  page 222  #115954
Punches:  1″ Circle  page 212  #119868 OR 1-1/4″ Circle  page 212  #119861
(I used the Large Oval #119855, but recommend the Small Oval #120908)
Other:  18″ Real Red Satin Ribbon page 195  #117286
Sticky Strip

DIRECTIONS:
1.
  Cut 6″ x 11″ OR 12″ DSP or card stock using Fancy Favor die and Big Shot.  Use Sticky Strip on side tab and one of the bottom tabs.  Assemble.
2.  Punch desired oval leaving about 1/2″ paper at top of bag so it doesn’t tear when tying ribbon.   Fill bag with a fun little surprise.
3.  Cut small tag from Garden Green card stock using Two Tags die and Big Shot.  Fold in half as desired.  Mark ovals on inside of tag and punch.
4.  Stamp desired image on Whisper White card stock.  Punch with desired circle punch.  Adhere to circle portion of tag.
5.  Drape tag over bag top aligning punched holes of tag with punched holes in bag.  Tie a bow with ribbon.
6.  Admire your festive little bag!

Facebook

I have had another technological adventure!  Nendy’s Creative Corner is now on Facebook!  I will be posting there at least once a week and of course, joining in on the discussions.  You can find a link to my Facebook page on the sidebar.  I even got it to work (after quite a few tries) without any help!    I hope to see you there soon!

For those of you viewing this in a Reader or other feed, check out my new blog look.  I am a little late making the change for December, but I hope you enjoy it!  Make a comment and let me know.

Poinsettia Matchbox

A perfect little package for something sweet or sparkly.

Poinsettia Matchbox

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Flower Fest  page 124  w#122278  c#122280
Perfect Punches  page 140  w#117022  c#120516
Teeny Tiny Wishes  page 157  w#115370
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Real Red
Wild Wasabi
Whisper White
Ink:  Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler or Bravo Burgundy
Real Red marker
Big Shot:  Matchbox XL die  page 221  #114890
Punches:  Modern Label  page 209  #119849
5 Petal Flower  page 210  #119880
Other:  Sticky Strip
Dimensionals
Rhinestone  page 198  #119246
Stamp-a-ma-jig  page 207  #101049

DIRECTIONS:
1.
  Cut Garden Green card stock in half.  Lay one half on the Matchbox bottom and the other half on the Matchbox belly band.  Run through Big Shot.
2.  Assemble Matchbox bottom as follows:  Crease all score lines except the teeny tiny ones at the narrow ends.   Fold triangle corner sections so they lay along the long edges, then fold the long edges over them.  Fold the narrow ends in now and let the teeny tiny edges fold outward.  Usually this works so you need no adhesive.  If necessary, unfold and use Sticky Strip along the edges to hold it together.
3.  Assemble the Matchbox belly band by putting Sticky Strip along the small tab and aligning with the opposite end.
4.  Cut a 2-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ piece of Wild Wasabi.  Adhere to top of belly band.
5.  Now for some stamping.  Color in  the Modern Label shaped stamp without coloring in the words.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Ink the Merry Christmas stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Garden Green.  Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the sentiment where you want it inside the Modern Label frame you previously stamped.  Stamp.  Punch out using the Modern Label punch.
6.  Stamp the 5 Point flower from Flower Fest twice in each color: Bravo Burgundy ink on Real Red card stock and Garden Green ink on Wild Wasabi card stock.  Punch out the flowers with the 5 Petal Flower punch.  Score down the center of each Real Red petal.  Put a Dimensional under the center of the top Real Red flower and adhere it to the top of the second Real Red flower alternating petal positions.  Place another Dimensional under this second flower and adhere to a Wild Wasabi flower (leaves).  Cut the last Wild Wasabi flower apart into separate petals.  Position so they stick out a little further than the other leaves and alternate positions.  Add a large rhinestone to the center of the flower.
7.  Position flower and label in desired places and adhere.
8.  Fill with something sweet or sparkly (candy or jewelry).  Admire!

Have fun making this fun little box!

Peekaboo Jolly Bingo Bits

This is a fun little card I made while playing around trying out ideas for my Stamp Class.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Jolly Bingo Bits  page 41  w#120857  c#121187
Hand Penned Holidays (Holiday Mini) page 15  w#124310  c#124312
Card Stock:  Garden Green 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card front
Whisper White card base & 3-1/2″ square & scraps for stamping and punching
Real Red for Peekaboo Frames
Ink:  Whisper White
Markers:  as desired depending on what stamps you choose.  Here is what I used:
Ornament:  Garden Green, Real Red
Christmas Tree (under window): More Mustard-star, Garden Green-tree, Chocolate Chip-tree trunk
Santa Hat:  Real Red, Basic Gray for around the white parts
Santa (under window):  Same as Santa Hat plus Chocolate Chip-eyes, Real Red-mouth
Jingle Bell-Basic Gray, Bravo Burgundy
Reindeer (under window):  Chocolate Chip
Candle: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Basic Gray
Christmas Light (under window): Real Red, Basic Gray
Big Shot:  Peekaboo Frames die (Holiday Mini) page 36  #124587
Punches:  1″ Square  (Holiday Mini) page 36  #124094
1-1/4″ Square  page 212  #119865
DIRECTIONS:
1.  Cut out 4 Real Red Square Peekaboo Frames.  Because there is a score line, just cut one at a time for best results.
2.  Color 8 different Jolly Bingo Bits stamps and stamp them on the Whisper White card stock.  Punch the ones that show with the 1″ Square punch.  Adhere by putting adhesive on the Peekaboo window.  The stamped and punched edges will hang over the window a little.  I just tried to center them so they hung over the sides evenly.
3.  Punch stamped images that go on the inside of the windows with the 1-1/4″ punch.  Put adhesive on the back of the Peekaboo Frame.  Center image while looking through the window.
4.  Adhere decorated Peekaboo Frames to Whisper White 3-1/2″ Square.  Adhere this square to Garden Green Card Front.
5.  Stamp sentiment in Whisper White craft ink.  (Optional:  you can use white embossing powder).
6.  Adhere to Whisper White card base and have fun peeking in the windows!Have a sneak peek!Happy Stamping!

Snowflake Ornament-This IS real metal!

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Can you believe December is already here?  Here is a quick and easy ornament to make.

Let it Snow!

SUPPLIES:
Metal:
  I used aluminum flashing from the hardware store.  You can also use soda cans which you cut open.  Barb Mullikin has a video to show you how.
Big Shot:  Snowflake #2 page 220 #113460
Other:  Ribbon of choice
Button or other decoration of choice
Tin snips or Craft & Rubber Scissors page 208 #108360

DIRECTIONS:
1.
   Cut open soda can or cut aluminum flashing to desired size.  Be careful not to slice or cut yourself!!!!
2.  Make a sandwich to run through your Big Shot:  cutting pad, card board and/or card stock shim, Snowflake #2 die, metal, cutting pad.  I use the card board that comes with the dies and a piece of card stock for my shim.  Each Big Shot is slightly different.  You might have to play around a couple of times to get it so all the little parts come right out.  After the metal is cut, it is no longer sharp.
3.  Decorate as desired.  I threaded a button with 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon going around the snowflake before threading the button’s second hole.  I used the same ribbon as a cord to hang from the tree.

Twisted Christmas Container

We made this interesting container at my last class.  It is a lot larger than the containers I usually make.  You can vary the size easily.

Merry Christmas Gift Container!

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits page 41  w#120857  c#121187
Card Stock:  Garden Green or Cherry Cobbler 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”, plus scraps for punching
Whisper White scrap for stamping and punching
Designer Series Paper (DSP):  3” x 8-1/2”  I used the Holly Berry Bouquet (Holiday Mini ) page 20 #124004
Punches:  1” Circle  #119868
1-1/4″ Circle  #119861
Scallop Circle  #119854
Ribbon:  Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Quilted Satin Ribbon (Holiday Mini) page 30  #124105  approximately 12”
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Sticky Strip
Mini Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Other:  Crimper page 207  #101618

DIRECTIONS:
1.   Glue DSP to card stock with Tombow multipurpose adhesive.
2.  Place Sticky Strip (red tape) along one short edge and 2 long edges of card stock.  Peel off red backing.
3.  Roll container so the short edges are touching.  Adhere with the Sticky Strip.
4.  Pinch the bottom closed with the seam line in the center back.  Fill container.  Secure top so that it is going at a 90 degree angle to the bottom.
5.  Crimp ends.  (You will feel like you are “stuffing” the end in.  Try to stuff it in evenly.  Pinch and roll crimper several turns one way.  Then turn the lever the opposite way and back out your container.)
6.  Tie ribbon in desired spot and adhere with glue dots in 1-2 places.
7.  Choose stamp and stamp with desired ink or color with markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock scrap.  Punch with 1” circle punch.  Punch a coordinating Scallop Circle.  Adhere stamped circle to scallop circle.  Adhere Scallop Circle to container with Dimensionals.
8.  Happy gift giving!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas Postcard

We made this festive card at my last class.

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

SUPPLIES:
Stamp:  Merry Christmas Postcard  page 19  w#121428
Card Stock:  Wild Wasabi card base
Garden Green
Whisper White
Ink:  Garden Green
Markers:  Real Red-Merry Christmas, poinsettia lines, dots on bells, dots on Wild Wasabi card base
More Mustard-dark colored bells
So Saffron-light colored bells
Wild Wasabi-holly leaves
Old Olive-bows
Certainly Celery-leaves on Garden Green
Big Shot:  Label Nestabilities (Not SU-BUT just wait until January………!!)
Festive Finishes Letterpress Plate (Holiday Mini) page 21  #124097

DIRECTIONS:
1.   Letterpress Plate & Big Shot.  Ink Letterpress Plate by patting ink pad onto raised surface.  Wipe the lower flat part clean with a baby wipe.  Make sandwich for Big Shot:  Multipurpose Platform with top tab open (otherwise you will damage your Letterpress Plate), Letterpress Plate, card stock placed so you have the design where you want it (I tape mine in place with Painter’s Tape that I have adhered to my jeans a couple of times to remove a lot of the sticky), Clear acrylic cutting pad (use one with the least cut marks on it).  Run through Big Shot and carefully remove the acrylic cutting pad and the card stock.  Resist the urge to touch the design until the ink is dry.  The design will be slightly debossed.
2.  Color in the leaves on your Letterpress image with Certainly Celery marker.  Color the dots with a Real Red or Cherry Cobbler marker-use the end of the brush tip to just make a quick dot.
3.  Stamp Merry Christmas with Garden Green ink onto the Whisper White card stock.
4.  Color stamped image with markers.
Real Red:  Merry Christmas (use brush tip), (use small tip) poinsettia center petal lines, dots on bells.
Certainly Celery or Wild Wasabi:  Holly Leaves
More Mustard:  Bells at the back, front bell lower inside
So Saffron:  Front bells
5.  Big Shot.  Position larger Nestability frame on Garden Green card stock with flat edge facing up in desired position.  Tape the Nestability on.  (I use Painter’s tape that I have taped to my jeans a couple of times so the paper won’t tear when it is removed.)  Sandwich Layers:  Multipurpose Platform with tab 1 (tab 2 will be opened), Cutting pad (with the least cut marks), card stock with Nestability on the bottom (you won’t be able to see your design), Cutting pad with the cut marks.  Run through Big Shot.
6.  Big Shot.  Position smaller Nestablility frame with flat edge facing up in desired position around stamped image.  Tape the Nestability on.  (I use Painter’s tape that I have taped to my jeans a couple of times so the paper won’t tear when it is removed.)  Sandwich Layers:  Multipurpose Platform with tab 1 (tab 2 will be opened), Cutting pad (with the least cut marks), card stock with Nestability on the bottom (you won’t be able to see your design), Cutting pad with the cut marks.  Run through Big Shot.
7.  Adhere Merry Christmas layer onto Garden Green layer.  Add Rhinestone to large poinsettia center.  Put Dimensionals on back of Garden Green layer.  Remove backing and position on card base.

Happy Stamping! 

 

Shaking Serene Snowflakes

This was a fun card to make!  It was also pretty simple.

Look at those sparkles!

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Serene snowflakes  page 36  w#115438
All Holidays (oops, I didn’t realize this retired!) or Sentiment of choice
Card Stock:  Whisper White  4″ x 5-1/4″ card front
Marina Mist  card base  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Ink:  Marina Mist
Rich Razzleberry
Melon Mambo
Elegant Eggplant
Punches:  variety of circle punches
Other:  Window Sheet  page 216  #114323
Mica Flakes (Holiday Mini) page 21  #124115
Shaker Frames (Holiday Mini) page 38  #124155

DIRECTIONS:
1.
  I would recommend stamping the sentiment first on your Whisper White card front so you know it will fit.  Stamp it in Elegant Eggplant.
2.  Stamp snowflakes in desired colors and positions.  Keep some closer to the edge so you can punch them out.   Also stamp the snowflakes you want to punch out on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.
3.  Punch out the desired snowflake on your card front using a punch that will just be at the inner edge of the desired shaker frame.  Punch a circle from the window sheet in the next larger circle punch.   Adhere over the punched circle hole with Snail.
4.  Put the shaker Frame around the punched out circle on top of the window sheet.  DO NOT peel off the paper around the top just yet.  Put desired amount of Mica Flakes inside the Shaker Frame.
5.  Punch the extra coordinating stamped  snowflake in this larger circle also (Use the same punch you used for your window sheet).  Remove the paper from the Shaker Frame top and put the matching snowflake circle over the Shaker Frame trying to match up the designs.  This takes a special technique of crinking your neck under the card so you can match up the snowflake while trying not to spill Mica flakes all over the place.
6.  Repeat steps 3-5 with desired snowflakes.
7.  Cut the center circle Shaker Frame into four triangle shapes.  Use these instead of Dimensionals and place at the corners of your card front.  Center and adhere to Marina Mist card base.
8.  Shake or rotate your card and watch the sparkly Mica Flakes move!