Dad’s Birthday Card

My Dad’s Birthday was last week.    Here is a card  you can use for guys and gals of all ages depending on the Designer Series Paper you choose and whether you choose to embellish it or not.  My guys like things without the sparkles and bows and most other embellishments.
Dad's Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Another Great Year w#133038   c#133041   MDS#137359
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Birthday Basics  MDS#134847   (DSP is retired-so choose one the birthday girl or boy would like OR download the MDS version and print on Whisper White card stock)
Ink:  Night of Navy
Big Shot: Banners Framelits #132173
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″.  Watch this Video for more details.

2.  Cut your patterned Designer Series Paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.

3.  Stamp your Happy Birthday on a light colored coordinating card stock in a coordinating dark ink.  I used Soft Sky card stock and Night of Navy ink.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the large Banner Framelit.  Add Dimensionals to the back and position it on your card.

4.  This is perfect for a guy.  For a gal you can add some Dazzling Details to fill in the Happy and To You words.  You can also add a bow or other embellishments.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Father’s Day-Hamburger Box Die

This Hamburger Box is fun to make!  I will be making it for my husband and sons for Father’s Day.  (Although some ofthe wives will get to assemble it!)  I have not yet tried it with Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I am sure you can use whichever paper best fits the occasion you are making this for.  This is a good size for cookies made with our Cookie Stamps.  I have also seen some cute critters made using this die.  So let this basic Hamburger Box assembly video be the springboard for your creativity!  Leave comments below and let everyone know what you have made using this die and also the occasions you have used it for.
Hamburger Box

This Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die (#133724) is available on June 2nd, 2014 after 12:00 noon Utah Time!  You will need your Big Shot and Extended Cutting Pads.  I also used the Extended Crease Pad.

Video is about 12 minutes.

Happy Die-Cutting and Treat Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Stephanie’s Red and Silver Wedding Card

My niece is getting married so I made this wedding card for her.  It is fairly simple, but elegant.  All products used excpet the Full Heart Punch will be available in the NEW Catalog.  Enjoy making wedding cards for your family and friends this year!  You can change the card stock, ribbon, and ink colors to match their wedding colors.

Red & Silver Wedding Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes w#128748  c#127802  MDS#125766
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum #133364
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314 (available June 2, 2014)
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Hearts Collection Framelits #125599
Punches
:  Full Heart  #119883
Ribbons:  Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron #130012
Silver 1/8″ Ribbon #132137
Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta #119251
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch THIS VIDEO for more detailed instructions.

2.  Cut your Silver Fancy Foil Vellum with your Big Shot using the largest Scallop Oval Framelit.  Put a Glue Dot behind each silver heart.  Adhere Vellum Oval to card front making sure the hearts are the correct direction.  🙂

3.  Cut your Ribbons 7-8 inches long:
~One:  Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron
~Two:  Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta
~Two:  Silver 1/8″ Ribbon
Hold them together while tying a loose knot.  Position the narrow ribbons on the Knot if desired.  Now position the narrow ribbons over the Chevron Ribbon if desired.  If they don’t want to stay where you want them to just place a Glue Dot under the offending ribbon(s) near the knot.

4.  Punch out or cut out (with the desired size Heart Framelit) the Silver Glimmer Paper Heart.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  Stamp sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Real Red ink.  Punch out your sentiment with the Word Window Punch.  Run the brush tip of your Real Red Marker around the edge of your punched out sentiment if desired.  You can also do this around the Heart if desired.  It does add a little extra definition.  I didn’t do it on either this time.  Adhere the sentiment to the Heart with half Dimensionals.

5.  Lay your Ribbons and Heart in the desired positions.  Attach the Heart with the Dimensionals you put on the back.  Attach your Ribbons using 4-5 Glue Dots on the knot and next to the knot.

6.  Admire your silvery Wedding Card before writing in it and sending it off to the lucky couple.

Happy Card-Making!
Nendy Kerr

Clelbrate your Happy Day!

Celebrate your Happy Day in Yellows!  Except for the Summer Starfruit ink all these items are in the Occasions Catalog and available until June 1st.  Oh, Happy Day makes me hear the song “Oh, Happy Day” from Sister Act in my head.  It is such a Happy Song!
Oh Happy Day Card

SUPPLIES:
* = Occasions 2014 Catalog available until June 1, 2014 unless carried over into 2014 Annual Catalog
Stamps:  *Starburst Sayings w#133182  c#133185  (Bundle with Framelits w#134817  c#134818 )
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
So Saffron
Whisper White
Ink:  Summer Starfruit
Early Espresso
Big Shot:  *Starburst Framelits #132967
Other:  *Essentials Wooden Elements #132258
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
 Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp Happy Day in Summer Starfruit ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the coordinating size Framelit.  Cut the next larger Framelit from So Saffron card stock.  Drag the edges of the larger Starburst through Summer Starfruit ink.  Yes, drag it directly over the ink pad.  Adhere these layers together with Dimensionals.
3.  Get your Essential Wooden Elements out.  You can choose any of the circle shapes if you are using this circle stamp.  Ink up the Stamp with Early Espresso ink and lay it facing rubber side up.  Place the front side of the Wooden Element directly on the stamp and press firmly over the whole Wooden Element.  Remove from stamp.  Repeat with the second element.
4.  Position all pieces as desired.  Adhere the card stock with Dimensionals.  Adhere the Wooden Elements with 4-5 Glue Dots.
5.  Admire your bright, sunny card and give it away to help brighten someone’s day.

Happy Day Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Birthday in Blues

My DIL’s favorite color is Blue so here is her Blue Birthday Card.  Some of the items used have retired (**) or are retiring(*) so you may need to adapt this and use what you have.
Birthday in Blues

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Another Great Year w#133038  c#133041  (Available through June 1st)
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Midnight Muse*
Marina Mist
Marina Mist Core’dinations*
Big Shot:  Sale-a-bration Dot embossing folder**
Other:  Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon**
Frosted Finishes Embellishments **
Scallop Trim Border Punch*
Stampin’ Sanding Block System
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
SNAIL or Sticky Strip to hold you ribbon
Paper Snips or scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Midnight Muse card base at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Marina Mist Core’dinations at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch the 5-1/2″ sides with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Run through your Big Shot with your embossing folder.  Sand the raised areas with your Sanding Block or an emery board (nail file).  Put SNAIL on the back center edges of the 4-1/4″ side.  Now stick the ends of your Ribbon to the adhesive.  Adhere this layer to your Midnight Muse layer with Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock. (Yes, my stamped image does look like it has a shadow.  I must have moved it slightly when stamping.)  Cut around the edges with Paper Snips.  Put Dimensionals on the back and adhere to center of card front.
5.  Adhere an embellishment to each corner using 2-3 Glue Dots for each one.
6.  You can emboss the envelope flap if desired.  Watch this video to show you how.
7.  Admire your monochromatic Blue Birthday Card before giving it to a favorite birthday girl.
Variation for Guys:  Use Burlap Ribbon.  Skip the embossing folder, Border Punch, and embellishments.

Happy Birthday Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Hexagon Hive Thinlit meets Kaleidoscope DSP

I am trying to use up all my Designer Series Papers (DSP), including the Kaleidoscope paper, before they all retire at the end of May.  I decided to try mixing the Hexagon Hive Thinlit with the Kaleidoscope paper for this experiment.  We also make this card at my Stamp Class on Friday using the triangle paper.  I let everyone choose the color they wanted to go on top.  I am also trying to use up a lot of my ribbons so I have room for the new ones.  Have fun playing around with card stock and Designer Series Paper combinations!
Hexagon Hive Thinlit & DSP

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lovely Romance  w#130264  c#130267  MDS#134799
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  card stock colors vary.  Bermuda Bay & Crushed Curry
Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper  #132995  MDS#137068
Big Shot:  Hexagon Hive Thinlit  #132965
Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
Other:  Big Shot Multiporpose Adhesive Sheets  #120805
Ribbon of your choice-about 4-6″
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to card front with SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Attach the Multipurpose Adhesive sheet cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ to your colored card stock cut the same size.  Cut out using the Hexagon Hive Thinlit.  Watch this video to see step-by-step instructions on turning your card stock into a sticker and using the Hexagon Hive Thinlit.
4.  Adhere your Hexagon Hive sticker to your card front, centering it.
5.  Stamp your sentiment.  I used the “You are Amazing” stamp from Lovely Romance stamped in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock and cut out with a Chalk Talk Framelit.  Adhere to your card front with Dimensionals.
6.  Tie a loose knot in your Ribbon.  Put a Glue Dot behind the knot and one on the ribbon on each side of the knot so you can position the ribbon where you want it and have it stay.
7.  You can now experiment with other card stock colors and patterned papers.  Have fun!

Happy Experimenting!
Nendy Kerr

Fabulous and Flower Shop

I have wanted to use this “Fabulous is What You Are” stamp and finally combined it with the Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy Punch.  I am also enjoying the Fresh Prints Paper Stack.
Fabulous Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flower Shop w#130939  c#130942  (Bundle with Pansy Punch w#132727  c#132726 )
Million & One  w#126375  c#126377
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Real Red or Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #132996
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits Dies #129381
Punch:  Pansy #130698  (See Bundles above)
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Fresh Prints (or other Designer Series Paper) at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Stamp your “Fabulous” sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with the coordinating size Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.
4.  Stamp 3 Flower Shop flowers in Real Red or Cherry Cobbler ink on Melon Mambo card stock.  Punch them out with your Pansy Punch.
5.  Position your sentiment and flowers as desired.  Adhere your sentiment and two flowers with SNAIL and the last (center) flower with Dimensionals.
6.  Send to someone you think is Fabulous and make their day!

You can purchase the supplies to make this card by clicking on the product # links above or just go to My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Banner Blast Sale-a-bration Card

I made this Banner Blast and See Ya Later card in January and realized I hadn’t posted it yet.  It also used the Decorative Dots embossing folder and the Banner Punch.  Four Sale-a-bration items on one card.  Enjoy!
Banner Blast Card

SUPPLIES: * = Sale-a-bration item available through March 31, 2014 with a qualifying purchase.  1 item FREE with each $50 purchase.

Stamps:  *Banner Blast  w#133551  c#133554
*See Ya Later w#133533  c#133536
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Real Red
Markers:  Midnight Muse
Real Red
Big Shot:  *Decorative Dots embossing folder #133520
Banner Framelits #132173
Punch:  *Banner  #133519
Other:  SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Midnight Muse card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut two pieces of Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Emboss one with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Adhere it to your card front.  Adhere the other piece inside so you have someplace to write.  OR you can write on the Midnight Muse with the White Chalk Marker.
3.  Color the desired sentiment from See Ya Later with the Midnight Muse and Real Red Markers.  Cut out with the coordinating Banner Framelit.  Use the next larger Framelit to cut a Banner from Midnight Muse card stock.  Layer them together with Dimensionals.  Put Dimensionals on the back also.
4.  Stamp 3 Banner Blast stamps in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp 3 more in Midnight Muse in on Whisper White card stock.  Punch them out with the Banner Punch.
5.  Place the large and small Banners in the desired positions on your card front.  Adhere them all in place with Dimensionals.
6.  Enjoy your fun Banner Card!  Give it to someone who has helped change your life!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Floral Fusion meets Arrows and Starburst

Here is a bright card ready for Spring and Summer using the Floral Fusion Sizzlit, the Starburst Sayings Bundle, and the Arrows Embossing Folder.  Enjoy!
Floral Fusion Sizzlit meets Arrows Embossing Folder and Starburst Saying sBundle

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Starburst Saysings stamps & Framelits  wood#134817  clear#134818
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Tempting Turquoise
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Arrows Embossing Folder #132187
Floral Fusion Sizzlit #115969
Startburst Sayings Bundle stamps & Framelits (see above)
Other:  Basic Pearls  #119247
Tombow Glue or SNAIL  Adhesive
Bone Folder
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tempting Turquoise card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold and 4-1/4″.
2. Cut your Tempting Turquoise card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through your Big Shot using the Arrows embossing folder.  Adhere to your card front.
3.  Cut your Floral Fusion flowers using the Sizzlit and your Big Shot.  Cut 2 sets from Melon Mambo card stock and 1 set from Pink Pirouette card stock.  Slightly curl the petal of each flower with your Bone Folder.  Flatten some of the curl out so the flower will lay more flat.  Adhere some of the flowers together if desired using two flower sizes.  Adhere with a Glue Dot or Tombow Glue.  Add the desired size Pearl to the flower center.
4.  Stamp the desired Starburst Sayings sentiment in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White card stock.  I used “Thank You So Much”.  Cut your sentiment out with the coordinating Starburst Sayings Framelit.
5.  Arrange your flowers and sentiment on the card front in the desired positions.  Adhere the flowers with a couple of Glue Dots.  Adhere your sentiment with Dimensionals.
6.  Enjoy your bright and cheery card!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Child’s Owl Birthday Card

Make this fun Child’s Birthday Card for an Owl Lover.  Owls are quite trendy with both children and adults.  This card can be given to anyone who loves Owls.  This Owl Card is going to my 3 year-old grandson.
Elijah's Owl Birthday Card 2014

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners w#132022  c#126257
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Gumball Green
Whisper White
Baked Brown Sugar
Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145
Big Shot:  Designer Frames #123130
Bitty Banner Framelits #129267
Punches:  Owl  #118074
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Other:  Fringe Scissors #133325
Paper Snips #103579
Simply Scored #122334
Baker’s Twine or Ribbon (I used some from the 2014 Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack #133522 FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31, 2014.)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Sticky Strip

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note:  This card is going to a 3 year-old so I am adhering everything with Tombow Glue.  You can use the adhesive of your choice.
1.
 Let’s put together our Owl first.
~Punch your Owl and 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Baked Brown Sugar card stock.  Cut your Scallop Circle in half to use for the wings.  Trim off the feet.
~Punch the lower part of the Owl body from Pumpkin Pie.  You need just enough body to attach behind the Owl to allow the feet to stick out.
~Punch the Vest out of Gumball Green card stock.  Use your Simply Scored Tool and score lines across the vest at 1/8″ intervals-every line.  Glue onto Owl Body.
~Cut a small Pumpkin Pie triangle for your Owl Beak.  Glue it on above the “V” in the vest.
~Punch two Whisper White eyes.  I used the medium circles on the Owl Punch.  Glue onto your Owl face, lapping over the Beak if necessary.  Color the eyes with Black Marker so your Owl is looking in the direction you want him to.
~Now glue your wings to the back of your Owl in the desired position.  (You can also wait and do this later if desired.)
2.  Emboss your Designer Frame in Bermuda Bay card stock.  Trim around the edges with Scissors or Paper Snips.
3.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 1-7/16″ x 2″ and glue inside your Designer Frame.
4.  Now let’s glue our Owl onto the Whisper White inside the Designer Frame.  Add the wings now if you haven’t.  You can also cut a Party Hat from the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper for your Owl to wear.
5.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (I chose the Balloon design) at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere the Balloon paper to the card base.
6. Cut a strip of 1″ x 5-1/2″ of Gumball Green. Use your Fringe Scissors to cut grass leaving about 1/4″ at the bottom that is not cut.  I place the tips of my scissors about 1/4″ from the bottom, then cut.  Put Sticky Strip along the back of the 1/4″ uncut grass.  Since this card is going to a 3 year-old, I also put a strip of Sticky Strip on the card front so the upper edge was just lower than 1″ from the bottom edge so the grass will hopefully not break off.  Adhere your grass to your card front.
7.  Now stamp the desired sentiment from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the Banner with the large Bitty Banner Framelit.  Then glue it onto a scrap of Bermuda Bay card stock and trim so there is about a 1/8″ Bermuda Bay border on your Banner.
8.  Now lay your framed Owl and your Banner in the desired positions.  Glue down the Frame first.  Add your Baker’s Twine or Ribbon on top of your Owl’s Wing and glue it down so it goes to the back of your Banner.  Glue your Banner down. Ooops! My Banner sticks off the card a little. 🙂

Happy Owl Making!
Nendy Kerr

Paper Pumpkin Cards

Have you been wondering what Paper Pumpkin is?  My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly Craft Kit you get in the mail and includes everything you need to make the project except adhesive.  It is just $19.95 a month plus tax.  Shipping is included in the $19.95 price.  If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before March 31st, 2014 you will get a FREE set of  In Color Stampin’ Write Markers with your Welcome Kit!  CLICK HERE for more information or to sign up.

I am behind in posting some of my Paper Pumpkin projects.  Here is one that was meant for Christmas.  The other side of the big Tag says “Noel”.  Since I just made these cards Saturday, I did not keep with the Christmas theme and used some of my other stamps and tools.  There were plenty of Dimensionals included in the Kit for me to be my usual “Dimensional Queen” self!  I will let you know above each card the extra things I used that were not in the Kit.  Yes, the little stars came stitched together already.  A Real Red Stampin’ Spot (1″ ink pad) came with the Kit.  I did use Glue Dots to attach a few of the stars in each strand.

Note:  Sale-a-bration items are FREE until March 31, 2014 with a $50 purchase from My Online Store.  Sale-a-bration item numbers can only be used after your product total reaches $50.  Choose ONE Sale-a-bration item for each $50.  HERE is a Sale-a-bration PDF so you can see all your choices.  The Bundles at the front are suggested to help you reach your $50 product totals.  The FREE Choices start on page 12.

Make a Wish Card
Perfect Pennants Bundle w#134815  c#134816 Includes the Perfect Pennants stamp set and Banner Framelits Dies.
Paper Pumpkin-Make a Wish card

Lovely Card
Large Star Stamp is included in the Kit.
You’re Lovely Sale-a-bration stamp set w#133575  c#133578
Label Collection Framelits #125598
Small Star-Banner Blast Sale-a-bration stamp set w#133551  c#133554
Paper Pumpkin-You're Lovely Card

Hi Love Card
Banner Blast Sale-a-bration stamp set w#133551  c#133554
Banner Punch Sale-a-bration #133519
Paper Pumpkin-Hi Love Banner Card

You’re the Best Card
Just Sayin’ stamps & Word Bubble Framelits Bundle w#134819  c#134820
Paper Pumpkin-You're the Best Card

Happy Stamping and Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Hexagon Hive Valentine Card

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

SUPPLIES:
* = Occasions 2014 Catalog available Janaury 3, 2014 – May 31, 2014
** = Sale-a-bration 2014 Catalog Available January 28-March 31, 2014 as a Sale-a-bration item FREE with $50 merchandise purchase.
Stamps:
  Love You to the Moon  w#133140  c#133143
Banner Blast  w#133551  c#133554
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Rose Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Silver Glimmer Paper
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965
Hearts Collection Framelits #125599
Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
Other:  Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #120805
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut Your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
*2.  Watch the Video below for this step.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive sheet the same size. Peel off the words on the Adhesive Sheet and adhere it to your Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Run though your Big Shot using this sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform (all tabs closed), cutting plate, card stock with adhesive side touching cutting plate, Wax Paper, Hexagon Hive Thinlit, and your top cutting plate.  Poke out the hexagons that are cut.  Not all of them will come out-they are not supposed to!  Set aside the hexagon stickers for another project.  Peel off the adhesive backing and adhere to your card front.
3.  Stamp your Banner Blast Hearts in Real Red ink inside each full hexagon.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig if you want them perfectly placed, or just try to stamp in the center like I did.
4.  Stamp your “Love” and “When I thing of YOU I can’t STOP SMILING” sentiments in Real Red in on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the “SMILING” sentiment with the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit.  Hand cut your “Love” .  Put Dimensionals on the back of both sentiments.
5.  Cut your Silver Glimmer Paper Heart out with the desired size Heart Framelit.  I used the third one from the center.  Use your Small Heart Punch to punch out your Red Glimmer Paper Heart.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Hearts.
6.  Position the “LOVE” and Small Red Glimmer Paper Heart on top of the Silver Glimmer Paper Heart.  Adhere in the desired positions with the Dimensionals.  Position your Silver Glimmer Paper Heart and your “Smiling” sentiment in the desired positions on your card front.  Adhere.
7.  You can use some of the Hexagon Stickers you made to decorate the corners inside your card and on the outside of your envelope.  I have not yet tested to see how well they make it through the mail on the outside of an envelope.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nendy Kerr

Photopolymer Love You & Me Valentine Card

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Real Red card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use the Scallop Adorning Accents Edgelit and your Big Shot on the 4-1/4″ sides about 1/2″ from the edge.
3.  Arrange your stamps in the positions desired on your Clear Mount “F” Block.  Stamp with VersaMark onto your Real Red card front.  Emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Melt Embossing Powder using your Heat Tool.
4.  Adhere your embossed card front to the Whisper White card base.
5.  “Color in” the outlined embossed letters with Dazzling Details.  Set aside to dry.
6.  Give to a special person in your life.

Happy Valentine’s Day Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Crazy Mixed Up Love

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

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

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

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Love you to the Moon

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

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

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

Happy Valentine Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

So Very Grateful

I don’t know about you, but I am in the mood for some Spring Flowers!  The So Very Grateful stamp set has the beautiful Flowers I have been looking for!  I even got to watercolor them with my blender pen!  Enjoy!!
So Very Grateful Spring Flowers

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  So Very Grateful  w#133050  c#133053
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Markers:  Pacific Point
Pool Party
Blushing Bride
Wild Wasabi
Garden Green
Blender Pen #102845
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Tempting Turquoise
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Window Frames Collection Framelits #129021
Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595
Bitty Banners Framelits#129267
Other:  Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tempting Turquoise at 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Cut two opposite sides using your Adorning Accents Edgelits.  Make sure the “bump out” is in the same place on each side.  This is where having two comes in nicely!
3.  Stamp your Flower image on Whisper White card stock with StazOn Black Ink.  I colored with the Marker brush tip in the spot on the flowers I wanted to be darker.  I then used the Blender Pen to blend the color in the white area.  Be careful and gentle as too much pressure or working in an area too long will cause the paper to start coming apart.  I did the center flower and medium rose in Pacific Point.  I did the smaller blueish flowers in Pool Party.  The small pink flowers were in Blushing Bride.  (I think.)  I just colored the leaves without using the Blender Pen.
4.  When finished coloring, cut out the Flowers with the desired Window Frames Framelit.  Also cut TWO of the same size Framelit from Pacific Point card stock.
5.  Take the two Pacific Point Window Frames and cut them in half.  Then trim straight down from the outside of the points.  Adhere one at a time to the back of your stamped Whisper White Window Frame leaving the desired mat around the White.  Continue until all four pieces are adhered to the back.  HERE is a link showing the same technique with the Top Note die.
6.  Stamp your sentiment In Pacific Point ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Bitty Banners Framelit.
7.  Position all pieces as desired and adhere them to the card front.
8.  Enjoy your brightly colored Spring Flowers card!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Flowerful Heart Valentine Card

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

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

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Love You More Valentine for a Guy

This Valentine is a no frills Valentine and is perfect for the man in your life.  The Hexagons and Rectangles add a trendy geometric look.  Enjoy making this Valentine for your Man.
Love You More Manly Valentine

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Love You More w#131850  c#131853  (Available only until January 27, 2014 or while supplies last)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Honeycomb Hive Thinlit Die #132965
Other:  Tombow Liquid Glue
Dimensionals
Wax paper

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Adhere to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  You have a couple of options here.
Note:  Look at the cutting edge side of your Thinlit.  Notice that there are Honeycomb Hexagons that do NOT have the cutting edge around them.  I ran mine through three times trying to get those to cut out.  🙂
~Option 1:  (I used this one.)  Cut out your Honeycomb Hive Thinlit.  Sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform (all tabs closed), Cutting Plate, card stock, Wax Paper, Honeycomb Hive Thinlit, Cutting Plate.
~Option 2: (Considering using this one.)  Cut out a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Peel off one side and stick it to your 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Use the same sandwich as in Option 1 laying your card stock side up, adhesive side down.
4.  Punch out the Hexagons.  Save the rest for another project.  I will be posting a project on Valentine’s Day that will use it.
5.  Stamp “Love You More” and the arrows on a piece of 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″  Whisper White card stock.   Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock at 2″ x 3-3/4″.  Layer the two together with Dimensionals.  Decide where you want your label and some of the Hexagons you cut out.  Adhere your label to the card front with Dimensionals.
6.  Position your Hexagons as desired.
~Option 1:  If you used Option 1 above you will need to use Tombow Glue to stick your Hexagons to your Honeycomb embossed card front.
~Option 2:  If you used Option 2 above you will need to peel off the sticker back and adhere the Hexagons to your Honeycomb embossed card front.
7.  Write a nice note inside before you give it to your Man.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Purple Banner Card

This Banner Card uses the Perfect Pennants Bundle from the NEW Occasions 2014 Catalog and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder from the Sale-a-bration 2014 Catalog.  If you purchase a Bundle you save 15% than if you buy each item separately.

Buy the Wood Mount Bundle and some Dimensionals and earn the Decorative Dots embossing folder for FREE during Sale-a-bration!!  January 28-March 31, 2014.

You could also get the Clear Mount Bundle and either 2 ink pads or 2 packages of  card stock or 1 package of Designer Series Paper to add up to the $50 requirement to earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product!
Purple Perfect Pennants Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Perfect Pennants w#133227  c#133230  (Bundle with Framelits w#134815  c#134816 )
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder
Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173  (See Bundle above)
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520 (Available from January 28-March 31 for FREE with $50 purchase.)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Other:  Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon  #126877
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Wisteria Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing Folder.  Adhere to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Adhere Whisper White Ribbon to Elegant Eggplant card front to form a frame.  Mine is about 1/4″ from the edge.  I used SNAIL on the back or the Ribbon so it would stick to the card stock.
4.  Stamp the desired sentiment or image on Wisteria Wonder card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating size Banner Framelit.  Cut the next larger Framelit with Perfect Plum card stock.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Banners, layer them, and adhere to the center of your card front.
5.  A nice card to brighten someone’s day.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Jason’s Birthday Card

I made this card for my oldest son’s Birthday using Occasion 2014 Catalog and Sale-a-bration 2014 products.  I used bright colors as a change from all the Christmas and Valentine Reds.
Jason's bday 2013-001

SUPPLIES:
* = Ocassions 2014 Catalog
** = Sale-a-bration 2014 Catalog available January 28-March 31, 2014.  One item FREE with each $50 merchandise you buy!
Stamps:  *Perfect Pennants w#133227  c#133230  (Bundle with Framelits w#134815 c#134816 )
**Banner Blast (small Star) w#133551 c#133554
Ink:  Gumball Green
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Gumball Green
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173  (Bundle-see above)
Bitty Banner Framelits #129267
Punch:  1/2″ Circle #119869
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gumball Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Stamp the Diagonal Stripe border stamp in Gumball Green.  Stamp the Polka Dot border stamp in Daffodil Delight.  Stamp the stars in Daffodil Delight.  Tip:  To avoid stray lines when stamping (notice a couple of the stars) remember to stamp straight down then bring it straight up.  If you move the stamp down slightly in any direction while it is on the card stock you will get the stray lines.  I tend to do this when I am getting tired.
3.  Stamp “Make a Wish” twice in Gumball Green ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock making sure you have enough room to cut one out with a Banner Framelit.  You will just be punching out the “a” from the second stamped image.
4.  Cut out the Make a Wish with the desired size Banner Framelit.  Cut a Daffodil Delight Banner from the next larger Banner Framelit.  Cut a Daffodil Delight Banner with the Bitty Banner Framelit that will cover the Pennant under the “a”.  Punch out the “a” from the second stamped image.  Adhere the Bitty Banner over the stamped banner using SNAIL Adhesive.  Adhere the two large Banners together with Dimensionals.  Adhere the “a” with a Dimensional.  Adhere this whole thing to your card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Your Birthday Card is now finished and ready to give to someone special.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr