Merry Christmas Holly Card for Stamp a Stack

This Merry Christmas Card is the last card we made at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack Class.  It uses the Holly Embossing Folder and Reason for the Season stamp set.
Merry Christmas Holly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason for the Season  Photopolymer #139730
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush
Whisper White
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Holly Embossing Folder #141634
Trim:  Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon #141984
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fase Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Holly embossing folder.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card front about 1/4″ from bottom edge.
4.  Cut about 7″ of ribbon.  Run some Fast Fuse or SNAIL along the back side.  Center and line up the ribbon so it covers the top edge of your patterned paper.  Attach ribbon to card front and wrap the edges over to the back of the card front.
5.  Attach card front to card base with Tombow Glue or Fast Fuse.
6.  Stamp Merry Christmas in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Layering Oval Framelit that fits best.  Attach over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Wonder of Christmas Angel Card 2

Wonder of Christmas Angel CardThis simple, but beautiful Wonder of Christmas Angel card is perfect for mass producing as it is pretty quick to make.  We are making this card for a class for our Church Women’s Group.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wonder of Christmas  Wood #142136, Clear #142139
Ink:  Memento Black
Markers: Soft Sky
Cucumber Crush
Daffodil Delight or other color for hair
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cucumber Crush
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Lucky Stars embossing folder  #135817
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, SNAIL, or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gold Foil Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  Attach to card front.
3.  Stamp your Angel on Whisper White.  Cut out with the largest Layering Oval.
4.  If desired, color Angel.
~Soft Sky for shading on wing feathers, clothes, and banner as shown.
~Cucumber Crush on leaves in hair wreath.
~Daffodil Delight or other color for hair
5.  Attach Angel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Have making making YOUR OWN Wonder of Christmas Angel Card.

Poinsettia Baker’s Box

Here is a quick Christmas Poinsettia Baker’s Box perfect for those small gifts or treats.
Christmas Poinsettia Bakers BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason for the Season Photopolymer #139730
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Tags and Labels Framelits #138282
Punch:  Festive Flower Builder #139682
Embellishments:  Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape #141985
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack #141999
Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edged Ribbon #141984
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
2.  Choose the Washi Tape pattern you like and apply next to the fold lines as shown in photo.
3.  Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
4. Punch and assemble Poinsettia Flower.
~Punch 4 times from Red Glimmer Paper.
~Fold all flower pieces in half length-wise with a Bone Folder so your flower will have some dimension.
~Attach two of the small double flowers that look like a funny bow tie in the center with a Glue Dot or two.
~Attach the four medium petals in between the smaller petals that you already attached.  Use at least two Glue Dots.
~Now add the four large petals so they line up with the small center petals.  If you want your flower to look more round add two more large petals.
~My flower was not holding together well so I criss-crossed Tear & Tape across the back of the large and medium Petals, then attached it to the front of the box.
~Add two of the + pieces to the center with the white side showing.  Use a Glue Dot in the center of each and attach to the Flower center.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Finish:
~Stamp Merry Christmas on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.  Cut out with the Desired Tags & Labels Framelit.  Make sure and use the Small Circle Framelit to cut out the hole.  Or you can use a 1/4″ Hole Punch like I did.  Tie it onto the front hole in your Baker’s Box.  Use a Glue Dot to hold it in position.
~Tie your Baker’s Box closed with the 3/4″ Real Red Ribbon.

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Have fun making your own Christmas Baker’s Box.  I hope you have enjoyed see ing a variety of ways to use your Baker’s Box Thinlits!

Christmas Angel Card 1

I loved this Christmas Angel when I first saw it in the catalog!  Here is my first card using the Wonder of Christmas stamp set.
Wonder of Christmas Angel CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wonder of Christmas  Wood #142136, Clear #142139
Ink:  Memento Black
Markers”  Soft Sky
Daffodil Delight
Emerald Envy
Crumb Cake or other color for hair
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Angel, Stars, and words on your Whisper White card stock.
3.  Color with your Markers:
~Stars:  Daffodil Delight
~Angel:  Soft Sky.  I used this as a shading color around the edges of the wing feathers, dress, and banner.
~Wreath in Hair-Emerald Envy
~Hair-Crumb Cake or color of your choice.
~Wreath in Hair-Emerald Envy
4.  Cut your Emerald Envy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Attach your stamped and colored Whisper White to the card front.
5.  Stamp the Stars on your Envelope Flap and color them if desired.

Have fun making YOUR OWN Wonder of Christmas Angel card!

 

Santa’s Sleigh Card

The Santa’s Sleigh Bundle is really fun to use!  I also used the NEW Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder and the NEW Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder to add some sparkle.
Santa's Sleigh will Christmas Tree and Reindeer CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Santa’s Sleigh photopolymer stamp set + Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits #143499
Ink:  VersaMark
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White (card base)
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Real Red
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Softly Falling embossing folder #139672
Trim:  Baker’s Twine Trio #141999  (Gold Baker’s Twine)
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Heat Tool
at least two sheets of printer paper (can be scratch paper as you will throw it away)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your Sleigh with VersaMark ink on Real Red card stock.  Lay your card stock on the printer paper and cover well with the Real Red Glitter embossing powder.  Remove excess from your card stock and melt with your heat tool.  Put excess embossing powder back into jar.  Fold and throw away your printer paper to prevent glitter from going everywhere.  Repeat this process for your Tree using Emerald Envy card stock, VersaMark ink, and Emerald Envy Glitter embossing powder.
NOTE:  When using Glitter Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool:  make sure it all gets melted by holding under a good light and angling your card stock so you can see when the embossing powder flattens out.  It will also change color slightly.  After it cools a bit rub your finger over it to make sure it is all smooth and melted.  If there is any part that feels powdery still, melt that part with your Heat Tool.
2.  Stamp your Reindeer on Crumb Cake card stock with Early Espresso ink.
3.  Cut your Sleigh, Tree, and Reindeer out with the coordinating dies and your Big Shot.  The Sleigh and Reindeer need to be lined up exactly.  Use a Post-it Note to hold them in place if necessary.
4.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder making sure to get the heavier snow in the position you want.  Glue to your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Thick Whisper White card base which you have SCORED and folded at 4-1/4″.
5.  Lay out your sleigh, reindeer, and tree in the positions you want them.
~Glue the Tree on first.
~Tie a bow as shown on the Sleigh leaving the Twine on the left about 2-1/2″ long so you can attach it behind the Reindeer.
~Then glue the sleigh in place covering up the tree properly.
~Tie a bow around the Reindeer’s neck.  I put a bit of SNAIL on the back of his neck to keep it in place.  Put Glue on the back of your Reindeer and position on your card front making sure to attach the Baker’s Twine so he can pull the Sleigh.

Happy Winter and Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  Enjoy the day with family and friends.  Remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
Oh Come All Ye Faithful Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh Come All Ye Faithful  Wood #139898, Clear #139901
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White #140272
Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Deco Labels Framelits #130102
Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Other:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  SCORE and Fold at 4-1/4″.  Thick Whisper White really does need to be scored before folding.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp your greeting in Real Red ink.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  Use Tombow Glue to attach to your card front.
3.  Stamp your image with Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.
4.  Choose the desired size Framelit and cut from Red Glimmer Paper.  Attach the punched image to the Glimmer Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach these layers to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Merry Christmas!
Nendy Kerr

A Very Merry Christmas Tree Card

This is an easy sketch that uses the Home for Christmas paper with the Christmas Tree pattern.  It is a quick card to make.  Use this basic sketch with other papers and stamps for a quick and easy card to make.  HERE is another card I made with this sketch.
Merry Christmas Tree CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps: Reason for the Season  Photopolymer #139730
Oh What Fun Photopolymer #140386
Inks:  Real Red
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Garden Green
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (sold out)
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Other:  Home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536
Home for Christmas Designer Buttons #139639
Fast Fuse adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cur your Gold Glimmer Paper at 1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base about 1/8″ from fold.
3.  Cut your Christmas Tree Paper 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach over the Gold Glimmer Paper letting at least 1/8″ of the Gold Glimmer Paper show.
4.  Stamp your Sentiment in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  Stamp the Swirly lines in Garden Green ink.
5.  Choose the Lots of Label Framelit in the size you want and cut it out with Garden Green card stock.  Attach the Punched Circle to the Label with Dimensionals.  Attach these layers to the card base with Dimensionals.
6.  Add a Green Enamel Dot to the upper right corner if desired.
7.  If desired, you can add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside so your writing will show up better.

Merry Christmas!
Nendy Kerr

Elf Fry Box, Santa Fry Box, and Snowman

My friend, Deborah, has been busy and shared a few Christmas projects with me.  Two Christmas Fry Boxes-an Elf and Santa Claus, and a Snowman.  I will give you the basic supply list.
Elf Fry BoxELF BOX SUPPLIES
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966
Chevron Embossing Folder  #127749
Top Note Bigz Die (retired)
Labels Framelits (Retired)
Punches:  Scallop Circle and smaller Circle (I am not sure what sizes-My guess would be at least 1-3/4″ for the Scallop Circle)
Petite Curly Label (retired)
1/2″ Circle for the end of the boot
Tips:
1.  The legs are about 1″ x 3-3/4″ long and go all the way to the bottom of the Fry Box.
2.  Cover where the Top Note Boot meets the legs with a scallop circle decoration.
3.  If you are putting something heavy in your Fry Box put tape on both side edges.
4.  Cut just the front of the Fry Box and run it through your Chevron Embossing Folder.
5.  The Black 1/2″ belt only goes on the front and both sides.
6.  The Silver belt buckle is 1-1/8″ high x 1-1/4″ wide.
7.  The sentiment was typed on the computer, printed on card stock, the cut out with Framelits.  Layer the next larger Framelit under it and tie it to your treat.
Have your elf
a merry
little
Christmas

Santa Claus Fry BoxSANTA FRY BOX SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966
Oval Framelits #129381
Mustache Framelit (retired)
Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851 for White hat fur and beard
Circle Framelits #130911 for the Silver neckline at the front
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859 for the face
1/2″ Circle for the nose #119869
Owl Punch #118074 large circles for the eyes
Word Window #119857 for the tongue (hand cut the pink for underneath)
Tips:
1.  Cut an Oval that is about 2-3/4″ wide for the head and hat to go on.
2.  Cut one large Wonderful Wreath to form the hat fur and the beard.
3.  Punch all the Face pieces.  Lay them out and then attach them.
4.  Choose two Circle Framelits to cut the silver neckline with.  Remember when you are holding them up that Framelits cut on the INSIDE of the circle.
5.  The 1/2″ x  2-3/4″ belt only goes on the front of the Fry Box.
6.  The Belt Buckle is 1″ square.  The Black inside is 1/2″ square glued on top.

Snowman Tag or OrnamentSNOWMAN TAG OR ORNAMENT SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  Circle Framelits #130911
Punches:  retired Snowflake punch for arms (I don’t remember the name) Maybe use the Tree Builder Punch
1/4″ circles for eyes  (she used Black Rhinestones)
1/16″ for thread to go through
Tips:
1.  The circle diameters are:  1-3/8″, 2-1/2″, 3-1/4″.  You can use either the Circle Punches or the Circle Framelits to make your circles.
2.  Sponge around the edges with either dark gray or black.
3.  Attach the circles together with Dimensionals.
4.  Hand cut the nose.  Tie a bow and attach it with Glue Dots.

Merry Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Red Foil Ornament Christmas Card

This is my favorite Delicate Ornament Christmas Card this year.  Despite the number of steps, this card is easy to make and you can make it pretty quickly.
Re Foil Delicate Ornament Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six Sayings Wood #139849, Clear #139852 (Hostess set available until January 4, 2016)
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Red Foil Sheets #139607
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper #139588 (Available while supplies last or until January 4, 2016.)
Big Shot:  Precision Base Plate #139684
Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies #139667
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies #135707
Other:  Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon #134547
Fast Fuse
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue OR Fine Tipped Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″,  Score & Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Black patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Cut your Gold patterned paper at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Attach to Black Patterned Paper.  Set aside.
4.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.  Cut out with ……
5.  Cut your ornament Framelit from Gold Glimmer Paper.
6.  Cut your patterned Ornament from Red Foil Paper.  Use the following sandwich:
~Bottom:  Magnetic OR Multi-purpose Platform.
~Precision Plate OR Flat cutting plate
~Red Foil Paper
~Thinlit
~Folded Printer Paper to prevent marks from your cutting plate transferring to your Foil Paper,
~Top Flat cutting plate.  You need Flat cutting plates so the Thinlit cuts all the detailed cuts out well.
Use your Bone Folder or the NEW (January 2016) Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the small pieces.  (Use both the Bone Folder and the Die Brush on the BACK of the Foil Paper so you don’t leave marks!!)
7.  Glue the Ornament pieces together using either Tombow Glue OR the Fine-Tipped Glue Pen.
8.  Lay out the Ornament and the greeting on the patterned paper layers.  Attach in place with Dimensionals.
~Put Fast Fuse OR two Glue Dots on the top of the Ornament.  Attach your Gold Satin Ribbon to the Ornament and then attach the other end of the Ribbon to the back of the Patterned Papers with Fast Fuse.
~Attach the Patterned Papers to the card base with Fast Fuse.
~Tie a Gold Satin Ribbon bow and attach it to the top of the Ornament with several Glue Dots.
9.  You now have an exquisite Christmas card to give to a really special someone!

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Poinsettia Christmas Card

This quick and easy Poinsettia Christmas Card looks like you did lots of stamping and coloring…… BUT you just punch the flower out of the patterned paper!  The only thing you stamp is the sentiment.
Poinsettia Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six Sayings (Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess) Wood #139849, Clear #139852
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Very Vanilla
Mossy Meadow
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper #139592
Big Shot:  Circle Framelits #130911
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle  #120906
Other:  Fast Fuse
Dimensionals
Iced Rhinestones #139637
Very Vanilla 1-1/4″ Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon #139616

INSTRUCTIONS
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Very Vanilla card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your greeting in Real Red ink.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Green patterned paper at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Add the 1-1/4″ Ribbon to the front of the Green Patterned paper attaching the ribbon with Fast Fuse to the back of the Green patterned paper.  Now attach it to your card base just above your greeting.
4.  Use the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch to punch the Poinsettia from your patterned paper.  Use the desired size of Circle Framelit to cut a Mossy Meadow Circle just larger than your 2-1/2″ Poinsettia.  Attach your Poinsettia and Mossy Meadow circle together with Fast Fuse.  Attach the layered Circles to your card front with Dimensionals.  Add an Iced Rhinestone or other embellishment to the center of your Poinsettia.
5.  You now have another Christmas Card to give.

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Reindeer Baker’s Box

This quick and easy Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Baker’s Box is perfect for Christmas treat and gift-giving.  Punch and glue and you are done.
Rudolph Baker's BoxSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Basic Black OR Early Espresso for eyes
Early Espresso for antlers
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Punches:  1/4″ Circle Punch  #134364
1/2″ Circle Punch  #119869
Bird Builder  #117191
Tree Builder  #138295
Other:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape (to assemble box)
Red Striped 1/8″ Ribbon #139615
Home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut out and assemble the Baker’s Box.  Watch this Video for more detailed cutting and assembly instructions.
2.  Punch and cut out all the parts.  Attach with Tombow Glue.
~Bird Builder Punch:  2 Crumb Cake Wings for Rudolph’s ears.  Attach to the top front as shown.
~Tree Builder Punch:  2 Early Espresso Trees for antlers.  Attach inside the top back positioned as shown.
~1/2″ Circle Punch:  2 Whisper White for Eyes.
~1/4″ Circle Punch:  2 Basic Black OR Early Espresso for Eyes.  Glue both eye parts together and then attach to box.
~Nose options:  Large Red Enamel Dot OR 1/4″ Red Circle.  Attach just above fold.
~1/4″ x 10″ Red Glimmer Paper for collar.  Attach just above the middle of the lower box.
3.  Tie closed with 1/8″ Red Striped Ribbon.

Happy Christmas Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Gold Stripe Christmas Card

This elegant Gold Striped Christmas Card can actually be made using any patterned paper if you don’t have the Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper.  Enjoy making your own version or copy mine!
Gold Striped Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh What Fun  Photopolymer #140386
Ink:  Real Red
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Garden Green
Whisper White
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper #139588
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Other:  Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cur your Gold Glimmer Paper at 1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base about 1/8″ from fold.
3.  Cut your Striped Paper 3 stripes wide if using the same paper OR cut it at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach over the Gold Glimmer Paper letting at least 1/8″ of the Gold Glimmer Paper showing.
4.  Stamp your Sentiment in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  Stamp the Swirly lines in Garden Green ink.
5.  Choose the Lots of Label Framelit in the size you want and cut it out with Garden Green card stock.  Attach the Punched Circle to the Label with Dimensionals.  Attach these layers to the card base with Dimensionals.
6.  If desired, you can add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside so your writing will show up better.

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Guest Stamper: Deborah’s Christmas Gift Tags

My friend Deborah made these Christmas Tags for me as a Thank You.  Use these ideas as a starting point to creating some Christmas Tags of your own.  She used Stamps and ink, the Oh What Fun stamp set, Punches, Her Big Shot and some Framelits, stickers, silver embossing powder, gold cord, Baker’s Twine, Ribbons, and Rhinestones.  So grab some supplies and a Christmas movie and have fun making some Christmas Tags!
Deborah's Tag 1She used the retired Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Punch.

Deborah Tag 2She used the Oh What Fun stamp set and the retired Snowflake punch.

Deborah Tag 3She used the Bird Builder Punch, the Corner Rounder Punch, and the Merry Everything stamp set.

Deborah Tag 4She used the Oh What Fun stamp set, the retired Labels Framelits, and a circle punch.

If you don’t want to come up with the ideas yourself, just get the Oh What Fun Project Kit and Stamp Set.  If you buy them from me I will send you the Tutorial FREE.  OR you can buy the Tutorial HERE.

Poinsetta Berry Basket

Make this Festive Berry Basket as a gift holder, treat holder, or battery-operated candle holder.
Poinsettia Berry BasketSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Punch  Photopolymer #140847
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla (Poinsettia Petals)
Real Red  (Berry Basket)
Red Glimmer Paper scrap  (Flower Centers)
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz Die #137366
Other:  Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive

TIPS
1.  Watch this Video for help making the Berry Basket.
2.  Watch this Video for help putting together the Poinsettia.
3.  Attach the Poinsettia back to the Berry Basket with Tombow Glue.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Wonderous Wreath Christmas Card

Need a sparkly Christmas card?  Try this one.  It goes together pretty quickly.
Christmas Wreath CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Wonderous Wreath stamp set + Wonderful Wreath Framelits  Photopolymer #137624
Inks:  Cucumber Crush
Garden Green
Real Red
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush
Cherry Cobbler
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Brick Wall Embossing Folder #138288
Wonderful Wreath Framelits (see Bundle above)
Other:  3/8″ Gold Glitter Ribbon #139614
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
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 Cherry Cobbler card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Emboss with your Big Shot and the Brick Wall embossing folder.  Glue to card base.
3.  Cut the Noel from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  It is helpful to put Parchment Paper or Wax Paper between the card stock and Thinlit before you cut it out.
4.  Stamp your Wreath.  Pay attention to where the “Lining Up Tabs” are and try to get them in the same place for each stamp.  Choose the green inks you want.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelits.  Yes, you can use both Framelits at the same time.  Add Dimensionals to the back of the Wreath.
5.  Position the Noel and Wreath where you want them on your card front.  Attach the Wreath with Dimensionals.  Attach the Noel with Tombow Glue.  Just use a very thin line of Tombow Glue.
6.  Tie a bow with the Glitter Ribbon.  Attach it to the Wreath with several Glue Dots.
7.  You have now finished another Christmas card!  Congratulations!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Joy Mini Treat Bag Video

Here is a video showing you the basic steps in making a Mini Treat Bag.  There are also five differently embellished Mini Treat Bags to show you some of the variety you can get using this one Thinlit set.  Have fun creating your own Mini Treat Bags!

This video is 6 minutes and 38 seconds.

Note:  I was trying to add links to my video at the end.  I hope to figure out what I need to do soon and change it.

BASIC SUPPLIES
Big Shot &  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547
Tear & Tape Adhesive OR Fast Fuse

ADDITIONAL  SUPPLIES USED IN VIDEO:
Paper: Winter Wonderland Speciality Designer Series Paper #139588
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Big Shot:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851
Other:  3/8″ Gold Glitter Ribbon #139614
Glue Dots (to hold ribbon in place)
Tombow Glue (for Joy)

Happy Mini Treat Bag Making!
Nendy Kerr

Poinsettia and Snow Card

This fun Poinsettia and Snow Card is pretty quick to make using the “Reason for the Season” stamp set and the “Softly Falling” embossing folder.  The Two-Step-Stamping is quicker than coloring.  The White Glitter Ribbon adds just the right touch of sparkle.
Reason for the Season Poinsettia Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Reason for the Season Photopolymer #
Ink:  Memento Black
Real Red
Cucumber Crush
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Cucumber Crush (Or Real Red)
Big Shot:  Softly Falling embossing folder #139672
Deco Label Framelits #130102
Other:  3/8″ White Glitter Ribbon #139614
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base from Thick Whisper White card stock 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 Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp the Poinsettia outline with Black Memento ink onto Whisper White card stock. Pay attention to where the little arrow points as the other two stamps will also need the arrow pointing in the same direction.  🙂  Stamp the Petals in Real Red ink.  Stamp the Leaves in Cucumber Crush ink.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Deco Label Framelit of your choice.  Cut the next larger Deco Label Framelit from Cucumber Crush card stock.
4.  Cut two 2″ pieces of White Glitter Ribbon.  Tuck them under the center side of the Cucumber Crush Deco Label Framelit using Glue Dots.  Layer the Stamped image onto the Cucumber Crush with Dimensionals.  Attach them to the card front with Dimensionals.  Trim Ribbon if needed.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Festive Flower Poinsettia Video

Make a Beautiful Poinsettia flower with the Festive Flower Punch!  It is easy and pretty quick to make.  Make one today!  Come back next Friday to learn how to make a mat for your punched sentiments.

This video is almost 11 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Punch #
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Card Stock:  1st=card shown in video.  2nd=Glimmer Paper flower card
Real Red for stamped flower  OR Red Glimmer Paper for Flower
Cherry Cobbler OR Real Red for card base
Holidays Designer Vellum OR Winter Wonderland
Gold Glimmer Paper or Daffodil Delight for flower center
Punch:  1-3/4″ Circle
Note Tag
Other:  Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Simply Scored Stylus
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive

TIPS:
1.  Card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″.  Card front is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
2.  Card Stock Strips for Flower Petals:  Two 2″ x 8-1/2″ strips.  Stamp 8 Large Petals and 4 Small Petals.  You will need a 3/4″ strip to stamp two long thin double Petals.
3.  Punch the Large Petals by inserting your stamped strip from the left side of the Festive Flower Punch.  Punch your Small Petals by inserting your stamped strip from the right side of your Punch.  Insert the 3/4″ strip down the center to punch the long double Petals.  Punch the center “+” by inserting a corner of paper in the center.
4.  Punch your 1-3/4″ circle in either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler Card stock.
5.  Fold each Petal as shown in Video.  Add two Glue Dots to the end of the Petal that will be in the center of the Flower.
6.  Layer the 8 Large Petals first, then the Small Petals, then the Long Double Petals, then the Centers.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I hope you are enjoying spending time with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Here is a card made with My Digital Studio.
MDS Merry Christmas!  Below is a tree my grandson and I made together last Sunday.  We made the tree base from card stock by tracing around my largest dinner plate and turning it into the cone shape.  He chose the Nordic Noel paper because it had tree parts and pine cones on it.  He LOVES Pine Cones!
Paper Christmas Tree

The basic tree directions are on a site for My Newsletter Subscribers.  Get the basic tree directions when you sign up for my Newsletter and then register for the Exclusive FREE site.  You will receive three Exclusive projects each month.

Merry Christmas!
Nendy Kerr

Last Minute Christmas Gifts & Packaging Idea

I attended a Christmas Party with some Stampin’ Up! Friends on Saturday and received this gift from my sideline-Karen Bouchikas.  She is very creative and thoughtful.  She said I could share this on my blog.
Christmas Gift Box-closed

GIFT BOX INSTRUCTIONS:
Supplies:
Extra Large Gift Box #132147
Burlap Ribbon #132140
Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper #135825
Baker’s Twine
Seasonally Scattered Stamp set  wood #135020  clear #135023  Spanish #137391
Mosaic Madness Stamp set  wood#130246  clear #130249
Mosaic Punch #131267
Be Merry Stamp – I don’t know what stamp set this is from- Sorry.
Angled Tag Topper Punch #133323
Basic Rhinestones #119246

1.  Stamp “Merry” on the box front with either White StazOn OR use VersaMark ink and White embossing powder.
2.  Fill Box.
3.  Tie Burlap Ribbon around box.  Trim edges diagonally.  Slip a candy cane underneath if desired.
4.  Make your Tag.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 3″.  Cut the top with the Angled Tag Topper Punch.  Stamp Two Mosiacs on Whisper White card stock:  one in Cherry Cobbler ink and one in Wild Wasabi ink.  Also stamp one of the small designs in Cherry Cobbler.  Punch out the Mosaics with the Mosaic Punch.  Cut out the small design and attach it to the Green Mosaic.  Add Rhinestones to the center of each Mosaic.  Attach to your Tag using a Dimensional underneath one of them if desired.  Stamp your sentiment on 3/8″ x 3″ Whisper White card stock.  Use Baker’s Twine to attach your Tag to your Burlap Bow.  Your Gift Box is now decorated!
Christmas Gift Box-open

KRAFT JOURNAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Grid Kraft Journal
Supplies:
* = Available January 6, 2015
Grid Kraft Journal #134718
Metro Type Alphabet Photopolymer stamp set #133666
Whisper White card stock
Real Red Ink pad
*Chalkboard Paper #137786
*Rose Coral Chalk Ink #138091
*One Tag Fits All #137143
1/8″ Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon
Note Tag Punch #135860
Washi Tape of your choice (*Stacked with Love #137789 used)
1-3/8″ Circle Punch
Handheld Stapler #135850
Bone Folder

1.  Decide who will be getting this Journal.  Stamp the first letter of their name in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Stamp the Tag shape with the Rose Coral Chalk ink on Chalkboard Paper (Basic Black just won’t look as good with this ink.)  Punch it out with the Note Tag Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
3.  Choose two Ribbons.  1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon and 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta were used.  Cut a 2″ length of each.  Fold them in half and staple onto the top of your Tag.  Now add the Circle Punch with the letter on it.
4.  Run two strips of Washi Tape along the folded edge of your Journal.  Rub the Washi Tape really well so it will stay attached.  Otherwise the ends tend to come up.
5.  Position your Tag as desired and attach with Dimensionals.

Candy bar with Punch Art Santa Claus coming tomorrow.

Merry Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr