Christmas Banner Card

Use the Seasonally Scattered and Watercolor Winter Too stamp sets to make this Merry Christmas card. This is another card that is quick and easy to make if you are giving out lots of Christmas cards.
Christmas Banner Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Seasonally Scattered  wood #135020  clear #135023  Spanish #137391
Watercolor Winter Too  Photopolymer #136819
Ink:  Real Red
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Real Red
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Other:  Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  (Optional)  Cut your Real Red card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.
3.  Stamp “Merry” in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  You can stamp “Christmas” with Mossy Meadow ink on now OR after you cut out the “Merry” with the Banner Framelit.  Whichever you feel more secure doing.
4.  Cut out your “Merry” with a Banner Framelit.  Cut the next larger Banner Framelit with Garden Green card stock.  (Stamp “Christmas” now if you didn’t earlier.)  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Banner pieces.  Layer them and attach to card front.
5.  Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Snowflake Christmas Card

This fun Christmas card uses the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and some Christmas stamps.  You could change the stamps to make a Birthday card or card for any occasion.
Snowflake Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations  wood #132070  clear #126707  MDS #130860
Christmas Bliss Photopolymer #138897
Petite Pairs
Ink:  Soft Sky
Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot:  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder #120902
Other:  Adhesive
Sponge wedge or Sponge Dauber

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 Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  Lightly sponge the raised snowflakes with Soft Sky ink.
3.  Stamp your sentiments and image in Real Red ink.
4.  Admire your fun card!  Now, change the colors or stamps for a new look!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Gentle Peace Nativity Card with Blendabilities

This Nativity stamp set reminds me of one Stampin’ Up! had years ago.  It is perfect for using either Markers or Blendabilities.  This card uses Blendabilities and one Marker.  Enjoy making this fun Christmas card!
Nativity Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Gentle Peace Photopolymer #139523
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
Smokey Slate Marker
Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Melon Mambo Blendabilities
Old Olive Blendabilities
Card Stock: Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Bermuda Bay
Other:  Dimensionals
Scissors or Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Let’s do our stamping and coloring first.  Stamp the Nativity on Whisper White card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  You can choose any color to start coloring.  Watch the Blendabilities for Beginners video.
Here is a list of what each Blendabilities and Marker are used for:
~Smokey Slate: Swaddling/blanket around Baby Jesus
~Daffodil Delight:  Halos, hair, beard, star.  I used the light and medium to blend the halos.  Hair is the darkest Blendabilities.  Choose which you want for the hair and beard-the darkest was used here.  The star is the lightest.  Around the star alternates the light and medium.  The circle Frame around the star is the lightest.
~Melon Mambo:  Mary’s clothes and head covering.  The Blending technique was used here.
~Old Olive: Joseph’s clothes and head covering.  The Blending technique was also used here.
~Coastal Cabana:  Stained Glass background and borders.  Background behind Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph:  This is the only part of the Stained Glass where I actually used all 3 Blendabilities in each rectangle.  The Frame just around the background is the lighter Blendabilities.  The part behind the star alternates the medium and light Blendabilities.  The outside frame has the darkest Blendabilities in each corner and the alternates the medium and light in between the corners.
2.  Cut your colored image out with scissors.  I tried not to leave any white showing this time.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
3.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card stock at 3″ x 4-3/4″.  Center the cut out colored image on top.  Add Dimensionals to the back.
4.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Add your layered image.  You are done!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Ho Ho Ho Santa Christmas Card

We made this cute Santa Card at an Upline Meeting I attended.  How many Christmas cards are you sending this year?
Santa Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Get Your Santa On  Photopolymer #135761
Ink:  Black StazOn ink pad
Real Red Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper #135822
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173
Other:  SNAIL or Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dots
Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon #135840

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 Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Choose the desired size Banner Framelit.  Cut one each in Whisper White and Real Red card stock.
4.  Stamp your Santa Suit and Ho! Ho! Ho!  with Black StazOn ink on the Whisper White Banner you just cut out.  Color with your Real Red Marker.
5.  Position your Banners as desired and attach.
6.  Tie a bow with your Ribbon and attach it with Glue Dots.
7.  Admire your quick and cute Christmas Card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Cheer & Filigree Frame Christmas Card

Here is the first Christmas card of the year!  I was experimenting with the NEW Filigree Frame Embossing Folder and wanted to see the raised part of the image better so I sponged the front of the embossing folder.  Now I can see all those swirly lines!  I used the Christmas Cheer stamp set to complete the card.Christmas Cheer & Filigree Frame card SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Cheer w#136146  c#135149  French
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Real Red Marker
Always Artichoke Marker
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Filigree Frame embossing folder #135818
Other:  Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue or Fast Fuse Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this video about Basic Card Bases if you need more instruction.
2.  Cut your card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Sponge the inside front of your embossing folder using your sponge wedge and Mossy Meadow ink to color the Filigree designs leaving the center of the folder uninked.  Lay your card front on the back, uninked part of your embossing folder centering it as desired.  Gently close and run through your Big Shot.  Carefully open it and remove your inked, embossed card front.
3.  Color your stamp using the Markers.  I colored only the pine tree pieces Always Artichoke.  The words and other designs are colored with the Real Red Marker.  Remember to breathe on the inked stamp several times to moisten the ink, then stamp.
4.  Attach your card front to your card.
5.  Wahoo!!  You have now made your FIRST Christmas Card too.  How many more Christmas cards are you sending?

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mini Muslin Christmas Bag

Stamp a Mini Muslin Bag to hold a small Christmas gift or treat.  It is super quick and easy!
Mini Muslin Christmas Bag

SUPPLIES:
Bags:  Mini Muslin Bags  #132180
Stamps:  Christmas Messages  w#131790  c#131793
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (freshly inked if necessary)
Other:  Clear Mount Block E #118484
Cherry Cobbler 1″ Edge Stitched Ribbon  #132135
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125
Season of Style Journaling Tags #132808  Or your own hand made tag

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Reink your Cherry Cobbler ink pad if necessary.  Put your Clear Mount Block E inside your Mini Muslin Bag and straighten out the fabric.  This firm surface will help you get a great stamp impression.
2.  Ink your stamp and stamp on the Mini Muslin Bag holding stamp in position for a few seconds to let the ink sink into the fabric.  You can stamp both sides of the bag if desired.
3.  Choose your tag and punch a hole in the upper left corner if needed.
4.  Tie a knot on one of the Mini Muslin Bag cords using about 6 inches of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon.  Tie the knot loose enough that the Ribbon will slide as you loosen and tighten the cord it is attached to.
5.  Tie your Tag on using Baker’s Twine next to the Cherry Cobbler Knot close to the Bag.
6.  Admire your less than 5 minute gift package!

Merry Christmas Gifting!
Nendy Kerr

Winter Boots Card

Winter weather is here and time to get out our Winter Boots in most parts of the country!  I made this card for my daughter’s birthday which was just before Thanksgiving.  She loves her boots!  Enjoy making this card!
Bootiful Occasions Winter Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions  w#131967  c#126597
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Ink:  StayzOn Black
White Stampin’ Chalk Marker #132133 or Whisper White
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder #120902
Other:  Paper Snips or Scissors
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your card front from Real Red card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
2.  Run your card front through your Big Shot using the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  Color your Snowflakes white using your Chalk Marker OR a sponge dauber with Whisper White ink.  Adhere your card front to your card base.
3.  Stamp your Winter Boot twice on Real Red card stock.  Color the fur with your Chalk Marker.  Cut out both boots with your paper snips.
4.  Choose the Deco Label size that your boots fit in nicely and cut it our of Whisper White card stock.  Place your boots in the desired position and adhere the top boot to the lower boot with Dimensionals.  Use SNAIL Adhesive to attach the bottom boot to the Deco Label Framelit die cut.  Adhere Deco Label to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  You can also emboss some Snowflakes on your envelope flap to coordinate with your card.

Happy Winter Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Prince of Peace Christmas Card

I have enjoyed this Prince of Peace Christmas Stamp.  These words always bring to mind the song from Handel’s Messiah.  This is an elegant, yet quick & easy card.  Enjoy making one yourself!
Wonderful Christmas Bow Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Prince of Peace Single Stamp #134811
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181  OR Designer Series Paper  #132340
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Other:  Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Ribbon  #132135
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
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.  Cut your Striped Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Cut about 6-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon.  Lay it in the desired position on the front of the Striped Paper.  Adhere the ends to the back with SNAIL.    You can also run a strip of SNAIL down the front of the card to hold the Ribbon in place.
3.  Stamp your image in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Deco Label Framelit.  Cut Red Glimmer Paper with the next larger Deco Label Framelit.  Adhere the two Label Framelits together using Dimensionals.  Adhere the Labels to the card front using Dimensionals.
4.  Loosely tie a knot with your Cherry Cobbler Ribbon.  I folded the ends together and snip the “V” ends at the same time.  Adhere the Knot over the Ribbon with Glue Dots.  I used 3-4 Glue Dots.
5.  Admire your Prince of Peach Christmas Card!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Christmas Star Card

These Merry Christmas Star cards were part of my Christmas Stamp a Stack in October.  Each person chose their favorite background design to make.  Most chose the Silver Glimmer version even if it involved more cutting.  Sorry, no Framelits to cut it out for you.  You just get to use scissors.  🙂
Christmas Star Card-Two versions

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Star Single Stamp #134813
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Silver Glimmer Paper for star background
Cherry Cobbler card stock OR Gold Foil Paper #132622 for “Merry”
Always Artichoke for star background
Big Shot:  Expressions Thinlits #132171
Other:
  Heat Tool
Gold Embossing Powder
Optional-Gold Glitter #132205
Old Olive Bow Embellishment #132148
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
Star with Always Artichoke background.
3a.  Stamp your Christmas Star in VersaMark ink onto Always Artichoke card stock.   You can use either plain Gold Embossing Powder or you can use a combination of Gold Embossing Powder (2 parts) and Gold Glitter (1 part-I used 1/2 teaspoon for each part).  Mix it well and use just like embossing powder.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Cut from star point to star point to form a pentagon shape.  Add the Old Olive bow embellishment if desired.
Star with Silver Glimmer Paper background.
3b.  Stamp your Christmas Star in VersaMark ink onto Whisper White card stock.   You can use either plain Gold Embossing Powder or you can use a combination of Gold Embossing Powder (2 parts) and Gold Glitter (1 part-I used 1/2 teaspoon for each part).  Mix it well and use just like embossing powder.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Cut out the Christmas Star with your scissors.  Add the Old Olive bow embellishment if desired.  Use Tombow Glue to attach your Star to the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Cut from star point to star point to form a pentagon shape.
Both Versions.
4.  Cut your “Merry” using the Expressions Thinlits  and your Big Shot.  You can choose either Cherry Cobbler card stock or Gold Foil Paper.  If using Gold Foil Paper use a newer cutting plate as the lines and dents from you cutting plate can damage the Gold Foil paper and give it a distressed look.  Always put Wax Paper between your Expression Thinlits and card stock before cutting.  Watch this video if you need more instructions.
5.  Position your Christmas Star and Merry as desired.  Adhere with Tombow Glue.
6.  Admire your Merry Christmas Star Card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Bird Card

This is a quick Christmas card to make if  you are doing multiples.  Enjoy!
Handmade Christmas Bird Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Calm Christmas  w#132736  c#132739
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations (Regals) #129955
Gold Foil #132622
Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Big Shot:  Oval Collection Framelits #129381
Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder #116824
Other:  Scissors
Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Heat Tool #129053
Stampin’ Sanding Block #129367
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Dimensionals
Optional:  Gold Glitter  #132205

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 Core’dinations at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run it through your Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.  Gently sand the raised flowers until you are happy with the look.  Blow off all the “dust”.  Adhere to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your Christmas Bird image with VersaMark ink on your plaid Designer Series Paper.   Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt embossing powder with your Heat Tool.  (Note:  If you want your bird to have more sparkle, mix 2 parts Gold embossing powder with 1 part Gold Glitter.  Mix well and use just like embossing powder.)
4.  Now for the only tricky part.  Use your scissors to cut around the leaf stem, around the leaves, and to the top of the bird’s head.  Fit on the desired size Oval Framelit with the branch ON TOP of the Framelit.  Adjust your cutting if needed.  Run Through your Big Shot.  Note:  The Oval Framelit will be a tight fit and may cut off part of the wing tip.
5.  Cutting your Gold Foil Oval.  You will want to use NEW cutting pads (or only slightly used) as the dents and lines from the cutting pads mark up your Gold Foil.  Cut the next larger size Oval than you used on your Bird.
6.  Adhere your Ovals together with Dimensionals and adhere the Ovals to your card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your elegant Christmas Bird Card!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Festive Snowflake Card

Festive Flurries Snowflake CardWould you like a quick to make Snowflake card to get you through Winter and Christmas occasions?  Use the Festive Flurries Stamp Set (alone or Bundled with Framelits) and the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper OR Paper Stack.  Stamp in Bermuda Bay and Silver inks, add a few Rhinestones and you will have a great card that can be used for any occasion this winter.  You should be able to make this card in about 10 minutes the first time.  If you are making a lot do each step for all the cards you are making.

The Supplies are:
~Choose your Festive Flurries
Stamp Set alone  wood #131778  $39.95,  clear #131781  $29.95
Wood Bundle-Stamp set & Framelits  #133284  $54.95
Clear Bundle-Stamp Set & Framelits  #133285  $46.95
~Choose your Winter Frost papers
Designer Series Papers #132341  $12.95 (12 papers, 5 are double sided, 2 are single sided-including the striped one shown)
Paper Stack  #132183  $6.95  24 each of 2 double sided designs
~Choose your Bling
Basic Rhinestones
Large Rhinestones
Silver Glitter
Dazzling Details original
Dazzling Details-Silver Sparkle
~Card Stock
Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
~Inks Bermuda Bay
Encore Silver
~Adhesives
SNAIL adhesive or Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper or Paper Stack paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Stamp your snowflakes.  I stamped the second largest in Bermuda Bay and two of the smallest in Silver.
4.  Cut out snowflakes using the coordinating Framelits.  If you don’t have the Framelits, cut them from point to point and you will have hexagon snowflakes.
5.  Adhere snowflakes to card using Dimensionals if desired.
6.  Add Rhinestones or Dazzling Details if desired.

HOSTESS CODE:  TAZQP3VS

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Happy Snowflake Stamping!
Nendy

Christmas Gift Bow Card

This is my first Christmas Card of the year and I really wanted to use the NEW Gift Bow Bigz Die on it.  This is a quick and easy card to make multiples of if you want.
Christmas Bow Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Messages w#131790  c#131793
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181  OR Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Gift Bow Bigz L Die  #129977
Deco Labels Collection Framelits  #130102
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Other:  Large Rhinestone #129324
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Bone Folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Season of Style striped paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Use the other 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Real Red card stock to cut your Gift Bow Bigz Die with your Big Shot.  Put your Gift Bow together using Glue Dots or SNAIL.  Use your Bone Folder to flatten out your Gift Bow.  Put Dimensionals under the Bow parts you just flattened out.
4.  Stamp your Christmas sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  Decide which Deco Label Framelit you want to use and cut it out of Red Glimmer Paper with your Big Shot.  Layer your Christmas sentiment and Deco Label together with Dimensionals.
5.  Position your Gift Bow and Deco Label in desired positions on card front.  Adhere Bow with SNAIL.  Adhere Label with Dimensionals.
6.  Add a Large Rhinestone to the center tie of your Gift Bow.
7.  You have a handmade Christmas Card done in about 10 minutes!  The more cards you make the faster you will get.

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Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy

My Christmas Card-Merry Christmas

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas
I wish you a very Merry Christmas!  I appreciate you visiting my blog, subscribing to my Newsletter, and being my Customers!  Thank You!  Enjoy spending your Christmas with your family and friends.  I know I will!

Thank You Again!  Merry Christmas!

2012 Christmas CardI made this with My Digital Studio, wrote my family newsletter on the inside and had this printed up.  I hope all my family enjoyed receiving it.  Just a note:  I am standing next to my daughter, the bride.

Merry Christmas!
Nendy 

Sparkly & Elegant Mixed Medley Christmas Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas
I wanted to use the clear flocked window sheets that came in the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I added some Red and Silver Glimmer Paper Scallop circles and topped them off with the Merry Christmas from the Mixed Medley Hostess stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  This was a very quick and easy card to make.  Cut, stamp, punch, adhere, done in about 5 minutes!
Sparkly Candlelight Christmas Card

I hope your Christmas preparations are about finished.  I finally have all my shopping finished, and packages mailed.   Hopefully by the time you read this I will have the rest of my Christmas cards mailed and the decorating finished.  My kids were excited that the tree was up almost two weeks ago.  My grandson helped me decorate it earlier this week.  There is nothing that makes me smile like a tree decorated with the help of a preschooler….  a line of ornaments along the lowest branches, several ornaments all on the same branch or “globbed” really close together.  And the excitement of keeping “secrets” which will surprise others on Christmas.  It will be fun to have two of my children and their families with me on Christmas!  My posts next week will be short and sweet since I will be spending time with my family.

Starting the day after Christmas I will start showing you projects I have made with items from the Spring Catalog which you can start ordering from on January 3rd.  If there is anything you wanted from the Holiday catalog you must have your order placed before January 2nd at 11:50 pm Mountain Time.  Here is a list of items that will still be available during the Spring Catalog time.  (Note:  I forgot to include the Sanding System on this list.  Hopefully this is the only thing I missed.)

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Mixed Medley Holiday 2012 Hostess stamp set  w#128054  c#128057
Ink:  Real Red
Papers:  Cherry Cobbler card stock
Whisper White card stock
Silver Glimmer Paper  #124005
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790
Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper  #126901
Punches:  3/4″ Circle  #119873
7/8″ Scallop Circle (Spring 2013 Catalog) #129404
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle  #127811
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
Other:  Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x  8-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler card base.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card front and a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Candlelight Christmas flocked window sheet.  Place Glue Dots under some of the red flocking and adhere it to the Whisper White card front.  Adhere these to the Cherry Cobbler card base.
3.  Punch a 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle and a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Silver Glimmer Paper.
4.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle and a 7/8″ Scallop Circle (Optional) from Red Glimmer Paper.
5.  Stamp the Merry Christmas from the Mixed Medley stamp set using Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Adhere to the 7/8″ Red Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Adhere these to the 1-1/4″ Silver Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Then adhere these to the 1-3/4″ Red Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  And finally adhere these to the 2-3/8″ Silver Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Adhere them all in the desired position on the card front with Dimensionals.  Yes, the hardest part of this card is taking off all the Dimensional backs.
6.  Admire your wonderful new Christmas card!

You can purchase all the items to make this Christmas Card in My Online Store.

Merry Christmas!
Nendy 

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

SUPPLIES:
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

INSTRUCTIONS:
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!
Nendy 

Address Label Gift Tags. Oops! I ran out of Gift Tags and I need to mail these packages in three hours!

I dug out my Christmas wrapping paper yesterday and didn’t find any self adhesive gift tags.  It was 1:00 and I needed to get to the Post Office by 4:00.  I was going to be cutting it close time-wise anyway since I had lots of gifts to wrap, box up, and mail.  I did have a few Gift tags from my Tag Class but that wouldn’t be enough.  I remembered I have some address labels.  I pulled out my address labels, 3 inks, and my Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set (w#120847  c#121187.  I stamped an image on each address label.  Lots of gift tags ready in less than 5 minutes!  After I wrapped my gift I wrote in the “To” and “From” information on the address label gift tag.  Luckily I stamped just the right amount!  Use this idea for a quick rescue.  Your family will think you are very creative and will appreciate the handmade gift tags.

Remember to check out the Clearance Rack in My Online Store!  Lots of items that retired in May are now available at a 40-80% discount:  the Box #2 Bigz die, the Matchbox Bigz XL die, ribbons, punches, stamps (first time ever!), papers, old style ink pads, single markers, wheels, lots of ribbons and other embellishments.
Christmas Address Label Gift TagsHappy Christmas!
Nendy 

Christmas Fancy Favor

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI  really enjoy making Fancy Favors!  This is a quick and simple one to make.  Although make sure and be really careful with the Hot Glue as I got quite a lovely blister on the end of one finger.  If you want more ways to use your Fancy Favor die, check out my Online Fancy Favor Class on my Classroom Site.  You will learn four more ways to use your Fancy Favor die.
Christmas Fancy Favor & Rosette

SUPPLIES:
Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper  #126896
Real Red card stock
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch #127811
Regals Designer Buttons #119744
Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon #119960
Sticky Strip
Hot Glue Gun (be careful!)
Silicone Craft Sheet #127853
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor XL Bigz Die #115965
Rosette XL Bigz Die #125594

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose 1 sheet 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 12″ piece and a 2″ x 12″ piece.
2.  Use the 5-1/2″ wide piece to cut your Fancy Favor using your Big Shot.  Use the 2″ wide piece to cut your Rosette die.  Just line up the edge of your paper so it is over the edge you desire and cut with your Big Shot.
3.  Make your Rosette.  If you want your Rosette diameter smaller than 4″ now is the time to trim the flat end to half of the diameter you want.  Fold all the score lines on your Rosette.  Put a glob of Hot Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Press your Rosette Pleats tightly together and press the flat ends into the glob of Hot Glue.  Leave for a few seconds then remove.  Trim away any excess Hot Glue (which has now cooled) with scissors.  Fan out your Rosette into a circle and adhere the end together with Hot Glue.  Carefully press the ends together-please don’t burn yourself!  Place the Rosette against the Fancy Favor and decide which side will be the front for each.
4.  Now to decorate your Rosette.  Punch a 1-1/4″ Circle in a coordinating card stock.  I used Real Red card stock.  Place a small amount of Hot Glue on the center of your Rosette and adhere your Scallop Circle to the front center of your Rosette.  Thread the 1/8″ Ribbon through your button holes.  (Note:  It helps if you trim a sharp point at the end of your ribbon.)  Put some Hot Glue on the center of your Scallop Circle and adhere your button.  (I put the Hot Glue on the button and it slid onto the end of my finger-double ouch!!)
5.  Assemble your Fancy Favor.  Fold all score lines.  Lay your Fancy Favor with the front facing up.  Put Sticky Strip on the side tab next to the score line.  Place Sticky Strip on the ends of both the Rectangle bottom tabs and one Triangle tab.  Flip your Fancy Favor over and put Sticky Strip at the end of the other Triangle tab.  Adhere the side tab to the edge of the Fancy Favor.  Remove Sticky Strip backing from all the bottom tabs.  Fold down the Rectangle tabs first, then the Triangle with the Sticky Strip facing up, then the last Triangle tab.  Rub your Bone Folder or fingers to adhere the Sticky Strip well.
6.  Put some Hot Glue on the back of your Rosette and place on the front of your Fancy Favor.
7.  Fill with goodies or a gift.  Admire your wonderfully festive Fancy Favor.

You can get all the supplies for this Fancy Favor and your other Holiday Crafting projects from My Online Store.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy 

Peekaboo Frames Christmas Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI haven’t used the Peekaboo Frames die yet this Fall.  I decided to make a Christmas Card with it.  It was pretty quick and easy to make which is just what I need during this busy time of year.
Peekaboo Frames Christmas Card-Closed
Peekaboo Frames Christmas Card-Open

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  More Merry Messages w#126400  c#126402
Greeting Card Kids  w#119887  c#120633
Ink:  VersaMark
StayzOn Black
Cherry Cobbler
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red
Wild Wasabi
Whisper White
scrap of green DSP
Scrap of Champaign Glimmer paper
Big Shot:  Peekabook Frames Bigz L Die #124587
Punch:  Star (retired-sorry)
Make a Mitten #127824  (Holiday 2012-not being carried over)
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
Other:
Blender Pen
1/8″ Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut the Peekaboo Frames from Riding Hood Red card stock using your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp the Greeting Card girl with the Christmas Tree onto Whisper White card stock using StayzOn Black Ink.  Color using Ink Pads and a Blender Pen.  I twirled off some of the color onto a scratch paper to get a lighter color.  I used Cherry Cobbler for all the reds.  I went over the darker parts 2-3 times.  Trim the Whisper White card stock to 2-3/16″ square, centering the image. Adhere to the back of the large Curly Peekaboo Frame centering the image.
3.  Stamp the sentiment (after making sure it will fit in the opening) using VersaMark Ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Then use Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  Trim the Whisper White card stock to 1-7/8″ square centering the image.  Adhere to the back of the Scalloped Square Peekaboo Frame centering the image.
4.  Lay out the Peekaboo Frames in the desired positions on the Wild Wasabi card front.  Choose your Sentiment.  Stamp with Versamark ink and emboss with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and your Heat Tool.
5.  Adhere Peekaboo Frames in desired positions.
6.  Decorate the Front of the Curly Peekaboo Frame with a punched 1-3/4″ Whisper White Scallop Circle.  Punch one mitten with the desired DSP pattern.  Flip the DSP over and punch another mitten.  Adhere to the Curly Peekaboo Frame Flap making sure to stay below the score/fold line.  Yes, one of my mittens does hangout over the edge of the flap.  Just make sure you don’t have adhesive on the part that hangs over.
7.  Punch a star or other shape out of Champagne Glimmer Paper.  Adhere to front making sure the top tip of the star has adhesive so it will stay down as the flap folds up and down.  It will cross over the score/fold line slightly.
8.  Tie a small bow and adhere it to the card front with a Glue Dot.
9.  Open and close your Peekaboo flaps and admire your fun card!

You can buy the supplies to make this Peekaboo Frames card at My Online Store.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy

Round Christmas Ornament

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI saw this Ornament on Paper Crafter’s Library and decided to make one for myself.  It is pretty easy, but there is drying time involved.  I probably let it dry longer than I needed to.  It is hard to see but there is Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details along all the edges.
Round Christmas Ornament

SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  3-1/2″ Circle Originals Die #121811
Paper:  2 sheets 12″ x 12″ coordinating Designer Series Paper.  I used Candlelight Christmas #126901 from the Holiday 2012 Catalog.
Other:   Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim #129938
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Clothespins (The kind I used to hang out clothes with.  Thank goodness for dryers!!!!)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your DSP into 4″ squares.  You will get 9 squares from each sheet.
2.  Cut using your 3-1/2″ Circle Die and your Big Shot.  You can cut several at a time because there are no score lines.
3.  Fold each circle in half.
4.  Glue half of a green circle to half of a red circle aligning the edges so they are even.  Repeat until all circle halves are glued together except the first and last ones.
5.  Cut about 18″ of Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim or other cord or ribbon and tie a knot at the end.  Spread a thin layer of glue along the center of the ornament.  Lay your Sweater Trim or cord along the center.  If you are using the Sweater Trim or a thick cord, let your knot stick out the bottom of your ornament for a decorative touch, otherwise just keep it close to the bottom so it will hold securely while hanging.
6.  Now glue your last two circle halves together.  You might have to work with them some to squish the center fold lines to match with the other center fold lines.  This part would probably be easier with a thinner cord.  I used clothes pins to hold these last two pieces together.  I quit for the evening and let them dry overnight.  You now have a plain round Ornament.
7.  Now to make it look fancy!  Run a line of Tombow Glue along the bottom edge of a red circle (the knot end) about 1″ to 1-1/2″ long.  Match it with the red circle facing it and glue them together.  I held them together with a clothespin.  Continue until all the red circles are glued together for the 1″ to 1-1/2″ at the ends.  I ended up skipping some so there would be room for the clothes pins and then getting the ones I missed the next night.  They probably only need to dry for 5 minutes or so instead of the “wait until tomorrow night” like I did.
8.  Now glue the top of the green circles (the loop end) in the same manner.
9.  The ornament I copied this from used Crystal Effects and Glass Glitter along the edges.  I wanted something a little quicker and a lot less messy so I used Dazzling Details along all the edges.  Make a little stand by clamping 4 clothes pins to the bottom of your ornament so it will stay in place.  Apply Dazzling Details along as much of each edge as you can.  Let dry.  Move your clothespin stand to the other end so you can apply Dazzling Details to the rest of the edges.  Let dry.
10.  Hang your ornament on your Christmas Tree or someplace for all to admire it!

You can buy all the supplies to make this Ornament at My Online Store!

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy 

Christmas Stocking

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI thought I would do a Christmas Stocking using the Holiday Stocking Bigz Die since I haven’t done one yet this year.  I am in the midst of Christmas shopping, so I wanted this to be quick.  The hardest part was deciding how to decorate it.  I finally decided to use the Scentsational Season Christmas Tree.
Christmas Stocking 2012

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Scentsational Season w#121026  c#121190
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Ink:  Garden Green
Big Shot:  Petals-a-Plenty embossing Folder #116824
Lacy Brocade embossing Folder #127819
Holiday Collection Framelits #127814 (Bundle w#129945 c#129946)
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die #124098
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Dazzling Details (Clear) #124117

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Fold or cut one sheet of Cherry Cobbler in half (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″).  Cut out 2 Cherry Cobbler Christmas Stockings.  You can cut both sheets at the same time.  Now cut out 2 each from Whisper White card stock:  cuff, toe cap, heel cap.
2.  Now for the embossing.  Make sure you do each pair so the embossed side will face out on both the front and the back.  Emboss the Cherry Cobbler main Christmas Stocking part with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  Emboss the Cuffs, toes, and heels with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.
3.  Gluing Time.  Glue around the sides of the Cherry Cobbler Christmas Stocking (leave the top part open so that you could stick your foot in if it was a real stocking).  Put glue along the bottom of one cuff and attach it in the desired position at the top of the Christmas Stocking.  Put glue on the sides of the glued on cuff and glue along the bottom of the other cuff and attach the new cuff to the back of the Christmas Stocking making sure to line up the parts that stick out around the Christmas Stocking.  Glue the smaller heel parts on the Christmas Stocking back and front.  Finally glue the larger toe parts onto the toe part of the Christmas Stocking back and front.
4.  Stamp your Christmas Tree in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with the coordinating Framelit and your Big Shot.  Glue to the front of your stocking.  Decorate with the Dazzling Details.  I used the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to make a garland.  I then used the Clear Dazzling Details for the Ornaments (the white dots on the Christmas Tree).
5.  Add some Candy Canes, Pixie Sticks, or a Gift Card to the middle.  I don’t have any of those at my house at the current moment, so use your imagination.
6.  Admire your fun Christmas Stocking!

You can get everything to make this Christmas Stocking at My Online Store.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy