Happy Anniversary Chairs

We are celebrating an anniversay in our family so I made a card using the die cut chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits for the happy couple.
Under the Trees Outdoor Anniversary Card

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree  Photopolymer #137163
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Happy Birthday Gorgeous  Photopolymer #143662
Inks:  Garden Green
Wild Wasabi
Chocolate Chip
Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Big Shot:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Punch:  Classic Label  #141491
Other:  Watercolor Pencils  #141709
Blender Pen
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp with the Sheltering Tree stamps:
~The grass in Garden Green ink five times on the bottom edge of your card base.
~The Tree trunks & branches in Chocolate Chip ink on top of the grass hills.
~The Tree leaves in Wild Wasabi ink over the tree branches.
3.  Stamp Happy Anniversary twice in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then stamp the Classic Label Frame from Happy Birthday Gorgeous over the Happy Anniversary.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.
4.  Die cut two chairs from Whisper White card stock.  (You might want to attach the Happy Anniversary to each chair before attaching to card base.)  Attach to card base with Fine Tip Glue.

Make someone’s anniversary special by making them this fun anniversary card!  Get everything to make this card at My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net .

JK Anniversary Card

My son and his wife just had their Anniversary.  Here is the Anniversary card I made them.
Anniversary CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps: Timeless Love  Wood #138772, Clear #139408
Ink:  Memento Black
Markers:  Rose Red
Pink Pirouette
Wild Wasabi (I think)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Rose Red
Big Shot:  Elegant Dots embossing folder #138287
Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Elegant Dots embossing folder.  Glue onto card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Decide which Oval Framelit to use around your flower swag.  Cut it out of Whisper White card stock.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp your flower swag twice on your Oval.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp Happy Anniversary in the center.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach to your card front.

Happy Love Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Stars & Hearts Anniversary Card

My daughter’s and son-in-law’s anniversary was on St. Patrick’s Day and this is the card I made for them.  Most of it is quick and easy except for the Heart drying time.  Enjoy tweaking this one for someone special.  You could use any punched or die cut shape instead of the hearts.
Hearts & Stars Anniversary Card

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood #128748, Clear #127802
Hello Life  Photopolymer #137136
Ink:  Black StazOn
Metallic Silver #132142
Daffodil Delight Marker
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper  #135315
Big Shot:  Lucky Stars Embossing Folder  #135817
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Punches:  Sweetheart  #133786
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787 (small Star)
Other:  Crystal Effects  #101055
Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853
Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp your sentiment in Silver ink.  Let dry for a few seconds.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.
3.  Punch your Hearts from the Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Lay on the card front in the position you want.  Now punch your small stars from Daffodil Delight card stock.  Put a dot of Tombow Glue on an embossed Night of Navy Star and glue your punched star on top of an embossed star.  Do this until you have as many stars as you want above your hearts.
4.  Now lay your sparkly Hearts on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Cover each Heart with Crystal Effects.  Let dry for 4-5 hours or overnight.  (You can just use the Hearts without the Crystal Effects if you want.)
5.  After your Crystal Effects has dried on your Hearts, trim any overhanging Crystal Effects from around the edges of your Hearts with Paper Snips.  Glue onto your card.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Itty Bitty Banners Framelit.  Color the edges with your Daffodil Delight Marker.  Attach to Hearts with Glue Dots.
7.  If you want to add some excitement to the envelope you can use the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder on the envelope flap.  Watch this Video to show you how to do this.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

So Happy Together Anniversary Card

I made this for my son’s and daughter-in-law’s 11th Anniversary.  Since they were in town I also gave them overnight FREE babysitting!
Anniversary Card in Purples

Stamps:  Crazy About You  wood #138856  clear #138859  Photopolymer #137137   Tellement Toi #138256 (Bundle with the Hello You Thinlits  wood #139324  clear #139325  Photopolymer #138873)
Teeny Tiny Wishes wood #128748  clear #127802  MDS#125766
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant ink pad and Marker
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Hello You Thinlits #137363 (See Bundles above)
Punches:  Sweetheart Punch #133786
Scallop Edge Border #119882
Other:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Parchment OR Wax Paper from your grocery store

1.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video for more information on card bases.
2.  Cut your Wisteria Wonder card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Center the card stock edge in your Scallop Edge Border Punch.  Punch each edge starting in the center, then doing the left and right sides.
3.  Cut out “Happy” from Elegant Eggplant card stock.  Watch this video if you need detailed instructions.  My preference is now to use Parchment Paper instead of Wax Paper, but both work.
4.  Position your “Happy” where you want it.  DO NOT attach it yet!!!  Choose one of the stamps that starts with “SO”.  Color it with your Elegant Eggplant Marker and stamp it above the “Happy”.  Now you can stamp the “Together” and “Happy Anniversary” in Elegant Eggplant Ink over on the right hand side underneath “Happy”.  You can now attach “Happy” using Tombow Glue.
5.  Punch two hearts from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Use your Elegant Eggplant Marker to color around the edges of both Hearts.  Attach the bottom Heart with Fast Fuse and the top Heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Attach your completed card front to your card base with Fast Fuse adhesive.
7.  Time to celebrate with the Happy Couple!

Happy Anniversary Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Blue & Silver Anniversary Card

I made this card for my son and his wife’s anniversary.  Clear embossing powder and a heat tool were used to prevent the silver ink from smearing and add an interesting look to the embossed card stock..
Silver and Blue Anniversary Card

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes w#128748 c#127802
Good Greetings w#134014 (I got this stamp set FREE!! This is a Hostess set for a future promotion if I remember correctly)
Ink:  Black StazOn
Silver Metallic #132142
Card Stock:  Lost Lagoon
Silver Fancy Foil Vellum #133364
Silver Foil Sheet  #132178
Big Shot:  Oops! a retired embossing folder.  Choose one you like
Heart Collection Framelits #125599
Punch:  Word Window #119857
Other:  Tombow Glue
Clear Embossing Powder #109130
Heat Tool #129053
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Lost Lagoon card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video if you need more instructions on making a basic card base.
2.  Cut your Lost Lagoon card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with an embossing folder.  Gently rub your Silver ink pad over the raised embossed parts.  I found that a swirling, circular motion worked best for this pattern.  Now cover with Clear Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Hopefully you get the interesting coloring effect that I did.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Choose the Silver Fancy Foil Vellum pattern you want.  I used the Hearts.  Cut it out using the Heart Framelit of your choice.  I believe I used the 2nd largest.  Just make sure it will fit on your card in the direction you want.  Make sure the Hearts on the Vellum are facing toward the top of your Heart!  Apply Glue Dots behind each Silver Heart and attach to your card front.
4.  Stamp the desired sentiments on the Silver Foil card stock with the Black StazOn ink.  Let dry for a minute or two, then punch out with your Word Window or other punch.  Attach in the desired positions on your Vellum Heart with Dimensionals.
5.  You can emboss the envelope flap with the same embossing folder you used for your card front.  Watch this video for directions.
6.  You now have a wonderful Anniversary card to help someone celebrate.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Heart & Butterflies Anniversary Card

I made this card for my Daughter’s and her DH’s first Anniversary.  This card would also probably look nice White on White with just a little color on the Butterflies.  Give either one a try.  I generally use my family members’ favorite colors when I make cards for them.

My DH and I are celebrating our Anniversary today.  I will show you the Anniversary Card I made for my DH later this week.  We are watching some movies this afternoon, going out to dinner and going to a Big Band Concert that also has singers and swing dancers.  It will be a fun day!  We will also be joining my Daughter and her husband for a play sometime this month.

Heart & Butterflies Anniversary Card

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri w#123757  c#123759
Loving Thoughts w#125843  c#125845
Ink:  Garden Green
Midnight Muse
Bashful Blue Marker
Certainly Celery Marker
Card Stock:  Midnight Muse
Gumball Green
Bashful Blue
Silver Glimmer Paper
White Vellum Card Stock
Big Shot:  Heart Collection Framelits #125599
Lacy Brocade embossing folder #127819
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly #127526
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
White Gel Pen #105021

1.  Cut yourMidnight Muse card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gumball Green card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut the Silver Glimmer Paper with the desired Heart Framelit.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals or SNAIL.
4.  Stamp 1 large Butterfly in Midnight Muse ink.  Stamp 1 more Butterfly in Garden Green ink.  Let air dry for a few minutes or use your Heat Tool if you aren’t feeling very patient.  I wasn’t patient and used my Heat Tool on High to dry my ink.
5.  Color the back side of your Midnight Muse Butterfly with your Bashful Blue Marker.  Color the back of your Garden Green Butterfly with your Certainly Celery Marker.  Now you can punch out your Butterflies.
6.  Cut strip of Bashful Blue card stock at 1/2″ OR 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ OR 6″.  The card has been mailed so I don’t have the actual card to give you accurate measurements.  Sorry I didn’t write them down.  Stamp your sentiment using Garden Green ink.  You can get the notches at the ends of the banner by either cutting the with scissors, using a square punch, or using the Hearts a Flutter Banner Framelit.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
7.  I wrote on the inside with a White Gel Pen.  Make sure and let the ink air dry or dry it with your Heat Tool.  I forgot on one of my Valentine’s cards and my grandson keeps asking his mother to read that side of the card too.
8.  Admire your Anniversary Card and mail it off to the Happy Couple!

Happy Stamping!

Happy Anniversary Card in Cherry Cobbler and White

I made this card for an Anniversary in the family.  They had admired the look of the card on Friday’s post, so I used the Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations card stock.
Anniversary in White & Cherry

Stamps:  Forever with You  w#126725  c#126727
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations  #127846
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Big Shot:  Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819
Hearts Collection Framelits #125599
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Other:  Stampin’ Sanding System  #129367
Core’dinations Dust Buddy #129366
Basic Pearls #119247
Dimensionals #104430
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

1.  Cut the Heart out from both the regular Cherry Cobbler card stock and the Core’dinations card stock.  The heart will hang out of the embossing folder.  Run through once with just a little bit not getting embossed.  Then line up and press the embossed parts into the embossing folder and run through again.  Glue the hearts together AFTER embossing the Core’dinations Heart.  
2.  Attach Heart and Sentiment with Dimensionals.
3.  This card will NOT fit in a medium envelope.  I used one of the (retired) large square envelopes.

You can purchase everything to make this Anniversary Card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Faux Mother-or-Pearl Sneak Peek

I have had a couple of family anniversaries this week.

I have wanted to try the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique.  The uneven sparly look is the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique which is done with Shimmer Paint.

I also wanted to use a new stamp set from the Holiday mini catalog (starts September 1st!).  I had to make a slightly different version for each one.  I hope you like them as much as I do!

Cherry Cobbler "Loved"

Real Red “Loved”

  You Are Loved (Holiday Mini) page 40  w#123777  c#123779
Love Blossoms Wheel  (Holiday Mini) page 40  #123839
Card Stock:  Whisper White card front, scrap, & card base
Real Red
Inks:  VersaMark
Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
  Decorative Label  page  209  #120907
Other:  Frost White Shimmer Paint  page 203  #116854
Pewter Embossing Powder (Holiday Mini) page 31  #124114
Heat Tool  page 201  #100005
Stampin’ Sponge page 203  #101610
small paper plate
wax paper

  Take Whisper White 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card front.  Place on paper to protect your work surface.  Pour about a 1/2″ circle of Frost White Shimmer Paint onto the paper plate.  Tear off a piece of wax paper about 8-12″ long.  Scrunch it up.  Partially unscrunch it.  Turn it over and scrunch it up again.  This time make it so you can hold it in your fingers without getting paint all over yourself.  Scrunch up the lower part again.  Now pounch the scrunched wax paper into the Shimmer Paint.  Pounch it on the paper plate so the paint won’t make globs on your card front.  Now pounch it randomly around your card front leaving some parts without Shimmer Paint.  Repounch your wax paper in the Shimmer Paint as needed.  Continue until you are happy with it.  I like moving my hand in different positions and also rotating the paper around.  The Paint will become more shimmery as it dries.  Also do a scrap of whisper White so you can stamp “Love” and punch it out with the Decorative Label punch.  You have just done the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique.
2.  Run your Embossing Buddy over your Real Red Card stock.  Ink up the “Heart” stamp with VersaMark and stamp on the Real Red card stock.  Apply Pewter Embossing Powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Cut the heart out with scissors.
3.  Put the Love Blossoms Wheel into the Handle.  Run 8-10 times, going the same direction, over your VersaMark Ink pad.  Now roll across the Real Red Cardstock making sure to keep the wheel level so it makes a good impression.  Apply Pewter Embossing powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Trim.
4.  Stamp “Love” image on your scrap of Faux Mother-of-Pearl.  Use Real Red for a lighter red, or Cherry Cobbler for a darker image.  Punch out.  It will have an uneven look due to the Shimmer Paint.  Hold it up to the light and see it shimmer!
5.  Sponge edges of Heart and Wheeled images with either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler ink and a Stampin’ Sponge.  Sponge around edges of your Faux Mother-of-Pearl card front and your “Love” image.  .
6.  Attach the wheeled strip with Snail.  Attach the Heart and Love images with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your Faux Mother-of-Pearl card.  Hold it up to the light and move it around.  It is SO beautiful!!