Gold Wedding Card

A friend of mine recently got married.  She has golden blond hair, so here is the Gold Wedding card I made for her and her new DH.  Sorry the gold is so light in the picture.
Gold Wedding Card

Stamps:  For the New Two Wood #137147, Clear #138562
Ink:  Encore Metallic Gold #132141
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Brushed Gold
Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil #133363
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Punches:  Sweetheart #133786
Itty Bitty Accents (Heart) #133787
Other:  Glue Dots
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive

1.  Cut your Brushed Gold card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cut your Gold Fancy Designer Vellum (I chose the Heart Pattern) and your Whisper White card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Put Glue Dots behind all the Hearts closest to the edge and attach to your Whisper White card stock.  Drag the edges along your Gold ink pad.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Stamp “For the New Two” in Metallic Gold ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Drag the Gold ink pad over the edges.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Punch two small hearts and one large heart from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Attach the small hearts with Glue Dots.  Attach the large heart with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp the Envelope front with the “Mr. & Mrs.” Stamp and add their last name.

Happy Wedding Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Another Awesome Birthday Card

I found out at Christmas that my Daughter never received her Birthday card.  And I had even mailed it early!  So here is another version using the other side of the Designer Series Paper and the NEW clear Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.
Kathleen's Birthday card 2014SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News
Something to Say
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding
Whisper White
Crushed Curry
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits
Punch:  Modern Label
Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers #137856
Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Other:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Scissors or Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge wedge
Sharpie Markers to color Epoxy Stickers

1.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your DSP at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge around the edge if desired.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut out the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit with Pistachio Pudding card stock.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  Attach two Hodgepodge Clips as shown.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals.  Make sure there are a couple of flowers showing to add your Epoxy Stickers to the center.
4.  Stamp the Awesome stamp with Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim around the edges with your scissors.  Sponge the edges if desired.  Attach to the Pistachio Pudding die cut using Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” with Mossy Meadow ink on Curshed Curry card stock.  Sponge edges if desired.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Attach with Dimensionals.
6.  Add your Epoxy Stickers:  2 circle ones to flower centers, 2 stars to Pistachio Pudding die cut.  Color with Marker or Sharpie if desired.  I also drew a star inside each of the star clips.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Framelit Christmas Ornament

We are putting up our Christmas Tree on Monday so I just had to make another Ornament.  This one uses the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit and one sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It is a quick and easy project for all crafters.
Apothecary Accents Christmas Tree Ornament

Designer Series Paper.  Nordic Noel #135822  shown
Paper Trimmer with cutting and scoring blades
Tombow Glue
Dazzling Details:  Original Clear,  Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glitz, Silver Sparkle
Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon #119251
Big Shot:  
Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003

1.  Cut your Designer Series Paper into two 5-1/2″ x 12″ pieces.
2.  Cut out six of the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit.
3.  Use your Paper Trimmer and scoring blade to score your Apothecary Accents Die Cuts in half.  I used the top point and lined it up in the Paper Trimmer’s cutting groove.  Fold each one in half along score line.
3a.  Optional:  Put a line of Dazzling Details along the outside edges of each die cut.  It is much easier to do it now than after the Ornament is finished.  You will have to wait for it to dry before completing the rest of the steps though.  NOTE:  I added mine after the Ornament was put together.  You can only do alternate sections, wait for them to dry, then finish the others.  Do whichever way you want.  I need to order more Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details because the original clear Dazzling Details just doesn’t look as good.
4.  Put Tombow Glue on one half of your die cut.  Attach it to another die cut half lining up the outside edges.  Do this with five of your die cuts.
5.  Cut about 12″ to 24″ of Ribbon depending on how long of a hanging cord you want.  Tie the cut ends together in a knot.  This will help prevent the ribbon from slipping through and adds a decorative feature.
6.  Run Tombow Glue along the center fold.  Place your Ribbon along the fold and rub it to make sure it is secure.  I also glued the Ribbon together that is in the Ornament.  Make sure the Ribbon is laying flat and the knot is tight at the bottom of your Ornament.
7.  Now attach the last die cut to the Ornament with Tombow Glue.  The last edge may be harder to line up the edges, but you can do it with only a little extra work.
7.  Let dry for at least 15 minutes or so before hanging on your Christmas Tree.  (Or letting the children play with it.)
Ribbon Note:  I used the full 24″ and decided it was way too long.  So I cut it in half at the top and tied a knot.  Then I used ribbon off the roll to tie a bow on top.  I am much happier with it now.

~You can alternate the DSP side which shows so you have two different patterns showing.
~Use Glimmer Paper in either just one color or two colors.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Awesome Birthday Card

My Daughter’s birthday was last week and this is the card I made for her.  She is pretty awesome in my totally unbiased opinion.  lol.  Her favorite colors are Green and Yellow.
Awesome Birthday Card

Stamps:  Big News w#134015  c#134018
Remembering Your Birthday w#131347  c#131350  Une Pensee Pour Ta Fete #131646
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies #127003
Punches:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Builder Owl Punch #118074  Smallest heart
Other:  double sided adhesive of your choice:  Fast Fuse OR SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stamping Sponge

1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video to learn more about basic card bases.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge around the edges with Mossy Meadow ink.  Watch this video for Edging Techniques.
3.  Stamp the “Awesomeness” sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on Daffodil Delight card stock.  Cut out with the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Sponge around the edges with Mossy Meadow ink.  Punch out tthree of the Itty Bitty Accents Hearts from Silver Glimmer Paper.  Attach two with Dimensionals as shown.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Sponge around the edges with Daffodil Delight ink.  Punch two hearts with the Owl Punch.  Attach with a half Dimensional as shown.
5.  Lay out your pieces as shown.  Attach with the Daffodil Delight die cut with Dimensionals (making sure you remove all the staticy backing papers from the card front – oops!).  Use Dimensionals as normal on the Whisper White die cut where it will touch the Daffodil Delight die cut.  Stack two dimensionals on the rest so the height will be level.  (Peel off the Dimensional backing on the first Dimensional, then add another Dimensional to the sticky part of the first Dimensional to get “stacked” Dimensionals.)
6.  Add your last Silver Glimmer Paper Heart to the lower corner.  I think I just used Fast Fuse to hold it on.
7.  Write something in the card to let that special someone know how awesome they are.  Remember to mail the card or hand deliver it.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Christmas Banner

I do LOVE making Banners and here is the Christmas Banner we made at my last class.  Hope you have fun making one of your own.  It is pretty easy and only takes a couple of hours to make.  I made it while helping my daughter after she had her baby.  I used a retired alphabet die because my DH could not find the current one to bring to me.  I was just pleased with how many of the crafting supplies he found.  🙂
Merry Christmas Banner

Kit:  Banner Kit #132699  OR Build a Banner Kit (includes stencils) #133507
Merry & Bright
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red OR Cherry Cobbler Marker
Card Stock:
  Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003  OR Framelits of your choice
Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die #133725 (I used a retired one which is about the same size.)
Ribbons:  Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron #130012
1/8″ Silver #132137
Other:  Tombow Glue

1.  Choose whether you want “Merry” all on one Banner as shown OR each letter on a separate Banner.  The Basic Instructions here will be for “Merry” all on one Banner as shown.
2.  Choose your letter dies.  You can also use an e-cutter to cut your letters.  The size of your letters helps determine which Framelits you can use and if you use a second Framelit shape to put the letters on.  The Perfect Print Letters are about the same height as the letters I used but thinner and even the “M” fits all the way inside the smaller Apothecary Arts shape.
3.  Choose your Framelits.  I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  Do you want two Framelits shapes or just one under the letters.  Would you like the word “Merry” on one banner or with each letter on a separate Banner?
How to make the banner pictured above.
1.  Choose the number of banners and banner shapes and put them in the order you want them.  I used 10 Banner pieces.  I started with the the one that is like an arrow pointing down, then the one with the notch, then the one with the rounded bottom and repeated this pattern ending with the same pointing down shape I started with.
2.  Get out your Framelits and Big Shot.  I cut five of the largest shape and four of the smaller shape from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Then I cut four of the largest shape and five of the smaller shape from the Red Glimmer Paper.
3.  Now to cut the letters.  If you are using a Bigz die for the letters you can cut 2-3 at the same time if you lay them over the letters you need or stack the papers 2-3 high.
~Red Glimmer Paper:  MERRY H I T A
~Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  CRSMS
4.  Use your Real Red or Cherry Cobbler Marker to edge the Dazzling Diamonds larger shape Framelits and also any letters that hang over and blend in.  You don’t have to edge all the Dazzling Diamond letters, just the ones that need it.  HERE is a video showing some edging techniques.
5.  If you have any of the Red Glimmer letters that hang over and blend in, cut the letters out of Whisper White card stock and glue the the parts that need the emphasis under the Glimmer letters.  Yes, you cut the letters at least in half.
6.  Now to start gluing things together.  Glue the “MERRY” on the first Banner.  Now stamp the stars on with Cherry Cobbler ink.
I will list the letter first, then the smaller shape color, then the larger shape color.  DD=Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Red=Red Glimmer Paper
~C in DD, Red small, DD large
~H in red, DD small, Red large
~R in DD, Red small, DD large (I edged my R with red because it hangs over)
~I in red, DD small, Red large
~S in DD, Red small, DD large
~T in red, DD small, Red large
~M in DD, Red small, DD large ( I also edged my M with a marker)
~A in Red, DD small, Red large
~S in DD, Red small, DD large
7.  String the Jute cord through the grommet holes, making sure you do them the same way, either with the cord behind the banner OR in front of the banner.  Choose which you like best.  My Jute is behind each banner piece.
8.  I cut the ribbons each about 6-7 inches long.  I cut 11 sets.  Hold them together and tie as one ribbon moving them so the silver ends up facing forward on both ends.  Tie the first set on the left side of the “Merry” Banner, then between the MERRY and the C banners, repeat between each banner, and end on the right side of the S banner.
9.  Tie some loops in your Jute and hang your Banner.  Adjust the Banner pieces and the Ribbons.  Adjust the hanging loops if necessary.  When it is positioned the way you like it, you can cut off the excess Jute.
10.  Admire your Sparkly Christmas Banner!

Merry Christmas Crafting!
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

Harvest of Blessings Thanksgiving Card

We will be making this Harvest of Blessings Thanksgiving Card at my Stamp Class on Friday.  Hopefully you will enjoy making it as much as I have!
Harvest of Blessings Thanksgiving Card

Stamps:  Harvest of Thanks w#131736  c#131739
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Early Espresso
Whisper White
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181  OR Designer Series Paper #132340
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Other:  1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon  #132140
7/16″ Natural Trim Ribbon #129287
SNAIL Adhesive
Sticky Strip
Glue Dots
Naturals Designer Buttons #127554

1.  Cut your Early Express card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Harvest of Blessings image in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Apothecary Accents Framelit
3.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut your Ribbons at about 6-1/2″ long.  Adhere them together with Sticky Strip on the back of the Naturals Ribbon.  Use your Bone Folder to make sure the Ribbons stick together well.  Decide where to position your Ribbons.  Lay Sticky Strip in the desired position for your Ribbon on the Designer Series Paper.  Position Ribbon on Sticky Strip and use your Bone Folder to adhere it well.  Layer your Harvest of Blessings image in position with Dimensionals.
4.  Use a strand or two of the Burlap Ribbon fibers to thread through your Button Holes.  Adhere them to the Button with a Glue Dot or two.  Adhere Button to the Natural Trim with several Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
5.  Adhere your decorated card front to your Early Espresso card base with either SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
6.  Admire your Harvest of Blessings card and think of a few things you are Thankful for this season.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Love & Hearts Wedding Card with Money holder

Love Wedding Card with Money Holder insideMy friend is getting married and her Bridal Shower was Saturday so I made this fun Wedding Card for her with a money holder.  She loved it!
Wedding Card with Money Holder-inside view

Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Silver Glimmer Paper  #124005
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181  OR Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Big Shot:  Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171
Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159
Envelope Liner Framelits  #132172
Fancy Fan embossing Folder #127751
Stylish Stripes embossing folder #132174
Punch:  Small Heart #117193
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Craft Tweezers (optional)
Wax Paper from your Kitchen

1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Season of Style paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut two pieces of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run one through your Big Shot using the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  Use Tombow Glue to adhere it to your card front.  Adhere the other piece to the inside of your card to write your message on.  The embossed envelope is covering up this piece because I had already written the message on it.
4.  Cut the following with your Big Shot:
~”love” in Real Red card stock using the Expressions Thinlits Dies.  (Here is a video to help you)
~Use the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit and cut out your Season of Style paper.
~Cut the two large hearts out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelit – one in Silver Glimmer Paper, the other in Red Glimmer Paper.  Punch two small hearts out with the Small Heart Punch.
~For the Money Holder:  layer one piece Whisper White card stock and one piece Season of Style paper and cut them out with the smallest Envelope Liner Framelit.
5.  Put everything in the desired positions on the front of your card.  Adhere the “love” with Tombow Glue.  Adhere everything else with Dimensionals.  I did use Tombow Glue where the hearts overlapped.
6.  Trim the top flap off your Season of Style Envelope Liner.  Adhere the bottom and sides to the Whisper White Envelope Liner.  Adhere this to the inside top section of your card as shown.  Insert money in the amount you choose.
7.  Emboss your Envelope flap with the Stripes embossing folder.  (Here is a video if you need help.)
8.  Enjoy giving this fun card to someone!

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Happy Stamping!

Silver Beautifully Baroque Wedding Card

A friend of mine is getting married so I made a Silver Wedding Card using the Beautifully Baroque Stamp Set and Embossing Folder to coordinate with the Silver Gift Wrap.  I love the NEW Beautifully Baroque Stamp and Embossing folder.  I also decided to try sanding the Brushed Silver card stock.  It looks wonderful!  I hope you enjoy making one for someone special.
Silver Beautifully Baroque Wedding Card

Stamps:  *Beautifully Baroque w#130895 c#not available
Love & Laughter w#128433  c#125477
Ink:  VersaMark
StayzOn Black
Card Stock:  Brushed Silver #100712
Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Other:  Silver Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Basic Rhinestones
Sanding Block #129367
SNAIL Adhesive

*Beautifully Baroque Bundle with stamp set and embossing folder:  w#132732  c#not available

1.  Cut two pieces of Brushed Silver card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (card front) and 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (card base).
2.  Emboss the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Brushed Silver card stock with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.  Choose which side of the embossed card stock you want on front and sand it with the Sanding Block.  I found it worked best to use circular motions when sanding.  Brush off all sanding debris.  Adhere embossed card stock to card base.
3.  Stamp the large Beautifully Baroque image in VersaMark on Whisper White card stock.  Cover the VersaMark ink with Silver embossing powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Cut around embossed image with scissors.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp the sentiment with Black StayzOn on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Apothecary Art Framelit.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Put the Baroque Image and the Sentiment in the desired positions.  Remove Dimensional backings and adhere in place.
6.  Add Basic Rhinestones as desired.
7.  I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock piece inside to write on.
8.  Admire your wonderful wedding card before giving to someone.

Happy Stamping!

You’re Amazing in Bermuda Bay

We made this You’re Amazing card at my last Stamp Class.  It is a quick and easy card to make.  I did use the NEW Bermuda Bay card stock and Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Try making one in the color of your choice or the favorite color of the person you are giving it to.  This card would be also great to give to a favorite Teacher.

Remember that all Retiring Stamps can be ordered through June 3rd.  All other Retiring Merchandise is available only while supplies last!  You will pay twice as much if  you wait and get them off EBay so get them now while they are still available at a reasonable price!
You're Amazing in Bermuda Bay

Stamps:  You’re Amazing  w#126720  c#126722
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:
  Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Other:  Regal or Brights Brad
Paper Piercing Tool and Mat
SNAIL Adhesive

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 Bermuda Bay card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with your Fancy Fan embossing folder.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Cut your Whisper White at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp You’re Amazing in the center.  Cut out with the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Pierce holes where you want your brads.  Attach brads.  Put Dimensionals on the back around the edges and a couple in the center.  Adhere to your card front..
4.  Give an Amazing Person this card with a note inside to let them know how Amazing they really are!

You can purchase the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

World Treasures Peacock Card

I made this World Treasures Peacock card for the downline meeting swap at the beginning of March.  It is pretty quick to make but requires a little drying time because I used Dazzling Details to add some sparkle.
World Treasures Peacock CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  World Treasures w#126765  c#126767
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Island Indigo
Whisper White
Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 2013
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Other:  SNAIL
Dazzling Details

 Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base with SNAIL.
3.  Stamp your World Treasures Peacock in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White card stock.  Use the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit and your Big Shot to cut your World Treasures Peacock out.  Adhere to your Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper with Dimensionals.
4.  Apply Dazzling Details to the desired parts of the World Treasures Peacock.  I put Dazzling Details in some of the clear white diamond shapes.  Set aside to dry for at least 30 minutes.
5.  Admire your sparkly World Treasures Peacock card.

Happy Stamping!

First Christmas

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas
Here is a fairly quick card to make using a couple of Sneak Peek Spring Catalog items.  I wanted to use the First Christmas stamp set, but wanted to do something different.  I recently received my Preorder of Spring Catalog and Sale-a-bration items and decided I would use the NEW Oval Framelits to cut out the image.  I decided to use the Layered Labels stamp set and the Apothecary Accents Framelit to go behind the image of Baby Jesus in the Manger.  I cut out the star and used a NEW Large Rhinestone in the center.  I even finally used the Mixed Medley Hostess stamp set I wanted so much.
First Christmas

Stamps:  First Christmas w#127988  c#127991
Layered Labels w#127070  c#128291
Mixed Medley w#128054  c#128057
Inks:   StazOn Black (freshly reinked!) #101406
Real Red
More Mustard
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
NEW Oval Framelits (available January 3, 2013)  #129381
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
3/4″ Circle #119873
Other:  Dimensionals
Paper Snips #103579
Large Rhinestone (Available January 3, 2013) #129324

1.  Cut Garden Green card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Place card front in Fancy Fan embossing folder and line up as desired.  Fold the card back behind the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp the large Layered Label stamp in Real Red ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Apothecary Accents Framelit and your Big Shot.  Put Dimensionals on the back, but don’t adhere to card front yet.
3.  Stamp Baby Jesus in the Manger using Black StazOn ink.  Cut out with the desired NEW Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Drag the edges across your Real Red ink pad to put a little emphasis on the cut out shape.  Use Dimensionals to adhere it to your Layered Label image.
4.  Stamp the star in More Mustard.  Cut it out with your Paper Snips.  Put a full Dimensional in the center back and a Large Rhinestone on the center front.  Don’t adhere yet.
5.  Stamp the “Friend” image from the Mixed Medley stamp set in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle punch.  Stamp the Merry Christmas in Garden Green in on Very Vanilla card stock and punch out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Adhere to the Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Scallop Circle.
6.  Lay out all images in the desired position.  Remove Dimesional backs and adhere in desired position.
7.  Admire your new Christmas card.

You can get most of the items to make this card at My Online Store.  Some you will need to wait until January 3rd to get unless you sign up now to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator now.  You will get $125 worth of merchandise (which you choose yourself AND you can choose items from the NEW Spring catalog and earn a Sale-a-bration item for every $50 you spend!!) and a business supply package all for $99.  After you become an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you get all your purchases at least 20% off.  The more you sell, the bigger your discount and the more you can earn!  You can sign up online (also get more information at this link)  and get started right away!  If you would like to order items from the Spring Catalog when you sign up, email me and I will email you a copy.  You will need your Social Security Number and a major credit card to sign up.  Come Join the Fun as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!  Email me if you have any questions.  If you leave your phone number, I will call you to answer your questions.

Happy Christmas Stamping!

3×3 Christmas Gift Tags

We made a lot of these Christmas Gift Tags at my Tag Class last Friday.  These Christmas Gift Tags are 3″ x 3″ when finished.  They start out as a 3″ x 6″ piece of card stock scored and folded at 3″.  I had set out a variety of Christmas stamps and punches for everyone to use.  I also cut up the pages of the  Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (#126908) that has the squares into 2-7/8″ squares for people to use on the tags.  They do make cute Christmas Gift Tags.  I also had out Dazzling Details in the Cherry Cobbler (#125585) and the Clear (#124117) for them to Bling up the Tags.
3x3 Christmas TagsI hope you have fun making your own 3″ x 3″ littleChristmas Gift Tags!  Sorry, the little Stocking Punch is retired, but you could use the Mitten Punch (#127824)

Stamps:  More Merry Messages w#126400  c#126402
Card Stock:  Real Red
Gumball Green
Snow Festival Designer Series Paper #126908
Punches:  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Stocking (retired)  try the Mitten Punch instead #127824
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim #129938
Dazzling Details (clear) #124117
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Cut card stock 3″ x 6″, score and fold at 3″.
2.  Cut Designer Series Paper at 2-7/8″ square.
3.  Wreath.  Punch the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle first, then center it inside the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and punch.  Adhere the Wreath to card front.  Tie and attach the bow with several Glue Dots.  Then add the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.  Set aside to dry.
4.  Adhere Gift Tags to Gifts with Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, or Glue Dots.

Some Suggested Stamp Sets to use from the Holiday Catalog:
Ornament Keepsakes stamps & Framelits  Bundle w#129949  c#129950
Joyous Celebrations w#128066  c#128069
Greetings of the Season (sentiments) w#128030  c#128033
Wonderful Winterland w#123817  c#123819
Make a Mitten w#127940  c#127943
Watercolor Winter  w#129724  c#129727
Scentsational Season Bundle w#129945  c#129946
First Christmas w#127988  c#127991

Some Suggested Stamp Sets to use from the Annual Catalog:
Delightful Decorations w#116517 c#127787
Chock Full of Cheer w#126715  c#126717
Tags Til Christmas w#120847  c#121169
Merry & Type w#122550  c#122552
Greeting Card Kids w#119887  c#120633
25 & Counting w#123792  c#123794
Snow Swirled  w#111690  c#127799
Christmas Blessings w#123807  c#123809
Beautiful Season w#122680  c#122682
Bells & Boughs w#120831  c#121142
Polar Party w#122675  c#122677
Jolly Bingo Bits  w#120857  c#121187
No Peeking w#126290  c#126292

Other Suggestions:
1.  Use any of the smaller punches and Framelits.
2.  Use scraps of Designer Series Papers or ribbons to go across the front of the Gift Tag.
3.  Use Rhinestones, Pearls, brads, or buttons to help add some bling and dimension to your Gift Tag.

Have fun using the stamps and supplies you have already or purchase them at My Online Store.

Happy Gift Tag Making!

Day of Gratitude Leaf Wreath Thanksgiving Card

I have seen several cards that use leaves to make a wreath.  Here is my Thanksgiving version using the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  It is relatively quick and easy even with hand-cutting all the leaves.  Have fun making one for yourself!
Day of Gratitude Leaf Wreath Thanksgiving card

Stamps:  Day of Gratitude  w#120835 c#121148
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#115370 c#127802
Card Stock:  Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip
More Mustard
Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive
Cajun Craze
More Mustard
Big Shot:  Wood Grain embossing folder #127821 (Holiday 2012)
Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Fancy Fan Folder #127751
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Word Window #119857
Other:  Glue Dots

1.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Chocolate Chip card base.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Soft Suede card stock.  Punch a 2-1/2″ Circle from another piece of Soft Suede card stock.  Run them both through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Place your 2-1/2″ Circle of Soft Suede in the embossing folder in the position you want it on your card so the woodgrain will match.
3.  Adhere the 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed Soft Suede to the Chocolate Chip card base. (Hint:  Put the SNAIL on the card base so you don’t flatten out your embossing.)  Adhere the Soft Suede punched and embossed circle to the Soft Suede layer with Glue Dots in the position desired.
4.  Stamp and cut out the leaves using the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  I used 2 Old Olive, 2 More Mustard, and 3 Cajun Craze.
5.  Lay the center point of the leaf and the stem along the edge of your circle punch.  Position leaves as desired.  Adhere with Glue Dots.
6.  Cut out your Label with More Mustard card stock and Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Run your Label through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  Adhere in desired position on card front with Dimensionals.  (Hint:  The embossed side is facing down so you see the debossed side.)
7.  Stamp Happy Thanksgiving in Old Olive on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window punch.  Adhere to label with SNAIL.
8.  Admire your textured Wreath card!

You can purchase all the supplies to make this card in My Online Store.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!

Manly Midnight Birthday Card

This fun Birthday card was made with the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (#126898), Midnight Muse and Whisper White card stocks, Midnight Muse ink (126860), Bring on the Cake stamp set (w#121899 c#121958), Apothecary Accents Framelits (#127003), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (#126187), Pierce Mat (#126199), Paper Piercing Tool (#126189), Two Square Punches (I think I used the 1″ Square #124094 and 1-1/4″ Square #119865) which I cut in half and used for the corners, and last of all 3/16″ Neutrals Brads (#119736).
Manly Birthday

You can purchase all the products to make this card at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!


Just Believe in Eggplant and Plum

This fun and simple card uses several new products from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog:  the Apothecary Accents Framelits (#127003), the Essentials Piercing Pack (#126187), the NEW Pierce Mat (#126199), and NEW Piercing Tool (#126189).  The stamp set used is Just Believe (w#116948, c#120453).  The card stock and ink Colors are Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum.
Eggplant Just BelieveYou can purchase all the products to make this card at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!

International Birthday

I am really enjoying the variety of patterns in the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper!  I reproduced the flower pattern in the paper with Scallop Circle Punches.
International Birthday

International BirthdaySUPPLIES:
Stamps: Layered Labels w#127070  c#1270722
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#115370  c#127802
Ink:  Early Espresso #126974
Lucky Limeade #126984
Pacific Point #126951
Designer Series Paper:  International Bazaar #126920
Card Stock:  Pacific Point #111350
Daffodil Delight #119683
Tangerine Tango #111349
Very Vanilla #101650
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
1″ Circle #119868
Large Oval #119855
Smaller Oval (retired)
1/2″ Circle 119869
Other:  Paper Trimmer or1 Scissors
Dazzling Details 124117

1.  Cut Very Vanilla card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut International Bazaar paper at 5-1/2″ x 12″.  From this strip cut a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece and a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece.  Adhere the 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece to the card base with the brown pattern facing up.  Adhere the 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece with the flower pattern facing up.
3.  Make the punch flower.  Punch the Large Scallop Circle from Pacific Point card stock and the smaller Scallop Circle from Daffodil Delight card stock.  Cut and punch as in the above photo.  Adhere flower parts with SNAIL. Lay on card front.
4.  Sentiment Label.  Stamp 2 times:  Early Espresso ink, and Lucky Limeade ink.  Stamp the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in Pacific Point ink.  Cut the Early Espresso image with your Big Shot and the Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Punch the large Oval from the Lucky Limeade image.  Punch the smaller Oval from the Pacific Point image.  Adhere all layers with Dimensionals.
5.  Lay out sentiment label and punched flower in desired positions.  Adhere with Dimensionals.  Now add Dazzling Details as desired.  Set aside to dry for at least 30 minutes.  Next time I think I will use either Pearls or Rhinestones instead of the Dazzling Details.
6.  Admire your unique card!

You can purchase all the supplies to make this card from My Online Stampin’ Up! Store!

Happy Stamping and punching!

Reason to Smile in Daffodil

Here is another card made with the Limited Edition Reason to Smile stamp set which is available only during July.  The Reason to Smile stamp set is only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Make sure and add it to your shopping bag AFTER you have $50 in your bag.
Daffodil Reason to SmileSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason to Smile  w#131274  c#131275
Ink & Markers:  Daffodil Delight Marker #119677, ink pad if desired #126944
Summer Starfruit Marker (2012 In Color Markers #126856), Ink pad if desired #126991
Certainly Celery Marker #105106
Garden Green Marker (Regals Markers #119701
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Floral District #126919
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Other:  Paper Piercing Tool  #126189
Piercing Mat #126199
Essential Paper Piercing Pack #126187
Subtles Brads #119738

1.  Cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Whisper White card base.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ Floral District Designer Paper.  Edge with side of Garden Green Marker brush tip.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Stamp flowers on Whisper White card stock.  Color Solid stamps:  Daffodil Delight Marker for flower and Certainly Celery Marker for stems.  Stamp Lined stamp on Stamp-a-ma-jig sheet with dark ink and use it to position images as desired.  Clean stamps.  Color Lined stamps:  Summer Starfruit Marker for Flowers and Garden Green for stems.  Note:  You can use ink pads for the flower without stems.
4.  Position Apothecary Accents Framelits as desired to frame Flowers.  Run through your Big Shot.  Edge the die cut pieces with your Garden Green Marker.
5.  Use your Pierce Mat, Paper Piercing Tool, and Essentials Paper Piercing Pack to poke holes for your brads.  I used a Certainly Celery Subtles brad for the bottom to attach the two die cuts together and So Saffron Subtles brads on the top of the die cuts.  Put Dimensionals on the back of all die cuts and position as desired on card front.

You can purchase all products to make this card at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping and Die-cutting!

International Fancy Favor

The Fancy Favor Bag can hold a small gift or lots of candy.  It is a quick to make and easy to decorate.  Give it a try!
International Fancy FavorSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Perfect Punches w#117022 c#120516
Ink:  Pacific Point #126951
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730
Pacific Point #111350
Designers Series Paper:  International Bazaar #126920
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor Bigz XL die #115965
Apothecary Accents Framelits  #127003
Punch:  Scallop Oval #119856
Adhesives:  Sticky Strip #104294
Dimensionals  #104430

1.  Put Sticky Strip on the side tab and the two angular bottom tabs.
2.  Have fun using a variety of card stock and Designers Series Papers to make this.  You can use 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock.  Just make sure you cut off part of the tab and not part of the front.

You can buy all the supplies to make this project at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!


Kindness Matters with a few Big Shot Embellishments

This card combines the different textures of the Framed Tulips and Petals-a-Plenty embossing folders and new shapes of Apothecary Accents Framelits and Bitty Banners Framelits with the delicate Kindness Matters stamp set.  Have fun making it for yourself or someone special!
Kindness Matters

  Kindness Matters  w#12290  c#122902
Card Stock:  Pretty in Pink #100459
Perfect Plum  #101889
Whisper White  #100730
Markers:  Perfect Plum – Subtles Collection #119700
Melon Mambo – in Brights Collection #119702
Regal Rose – in Brights Collection #119702
Pretty in Pink #1000045 (also in Subtles Collection)
Big Shot:  Framed Tulips Folder #121809
Petals-a-Plenty Folder #116824
Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Bitty Banners Framelits  #129167
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 (page 7)
Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
SNAIL #104332
Dimensionals  #104430

  Run 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Pretty in Pink card stock through Big Shot with Framed Tulips folder.  Run Perfect Plum marker’s brush tip along embossed Framed Tulips images.  Trim excess around frame with scissors.  Adhere with SNAIL to  front of Perfect Plum card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored & folded at 4-1/4″).
2.   Run Perfect Plum card stock through Big Shot using desired Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Now run through Big Shot using Petals-a-Plenty folder.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
3.  Color Butterfly stamp with desired markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Center and run through Big Shot using desired Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Now use a sticky note or blue painter’s tape to hold die cut butterflies in place while using your Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the lacy half-circle and flourishes in desired positions with Pretty in Pink ink.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.  Place Pearls in corners as desired.
4.  Stamp Kindness Matters on scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Run through Big Shot with desired Bitty Banners Framelit.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Admire your wonderful card before giving to someone special.

You can buy Stampin’ Up! products from my Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!