Botanical Blooms Three Cards

 

Today is my Botanical Blooms class.  We are making 4 cards including the two posted earlier this week.  I also made another card from some of the pieces.  Since I could not decide which ones to post I will show you all three.  I will only give brief details for each.  They all use the Botanical Blooms Bundle (stamps, Framelits, Designer Series Paper) and one uses the Sale-a-bration Botanical Vellum paper.  Have fun!

Card 1 – Three Squares Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Hello Honey squares are 2″ and sponged with Cajun Craze.
~The Designer Series Paper squares are 1-3/4″ square and sponged with Cajun Craze.
~The Vellum is 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  I laid out all the pieces and attached the squares to the Vellum.  I then added adhesive under the squares to attach the Vellum to the Mossy Meadow card base.

Yellow Flower Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Hello Honey card base, Cajun Craze layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Patterned paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Use your stamp and Mossy Meadow ink to stamp lines on the blank leaves on the paper.  I thought this was pretty fun.
~Stamp a large leaf lines and a medium leaf lines in Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow ink.  Cut out with the coordinating size Leaf Framelits.  Next time I will use Dimensionals under the leaves so they stand out better.
~Cut your Flower and two flower centers from Hello Honey card stock.  Attach the centers with Glue Dots.  I did not use Dimensionals under the center petals and will add them the next time.

Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Fern Card

Botanical Blooms CardTips:
~Cut your Daffodil Delight card base.
~Cut your Old Olive card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut out Ferns from the front.  (I just used the piece I had cut the ferns out of for my class.)  Attach it to your card base.  I just used SNAIL.  Tombow Glue would have been a better choice though.
~The Cajun Craze square is 1-1/2″.  The patterned paper square is 1-1/4″.  Both are sponged with Cajun Craze ink.  These are attached to the card front with Dimensionals.
~The “thinking of you” is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and punched out with the Word Window Punch.  The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the Washi Label Punch.  The Botanical Garden Flower Jewel is attached with a Glue Dot.

Have fun using your Botanical Blooms Bundle!  I sure have!!Buy the Botanical Blooms Bundle Today!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Botanical Gardens Banner Card

Here is our second card using the Botanical Blooms Bundle and Botanical Gardens Vellum Stack.  This card is much quicker to make than the last one shown, but still will impress the person you give it to.  This card is even good to give to men! (But probably only if he is willing to wear a flowered Hawaiian shirt.  You couldn’t pay my DH enough to wear a flowered shirt.  My DILs could con my sons into wearing a flowered shirt though.)
Botanical Blooms Banner CardSUPPLIES:
Botanical Blooms Bundle #140819  This Bundle includes:  Botanical Blooms Photopolymer stamp set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, and Botanical Builder Framelits.
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
Cajun Craze
Mossy Meadow
Botanical Designer Vellum Paper Stack #141019 (Sale-a-bration product FREE with Botanical Blooms Bundle or other $50 purchase until March 31, 2016.)
Big Shot:  Botanical Builder Framelits (See Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate #139684
Banner Framelits #132173 (Optional)
Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Hello Honey card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the Vellum pattern you want from the Vellum stack.  Cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Cut your Mossy Meadow at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut your Leaf Border with the Big Shot.  I just used SNAIL on the back including the leaves to attach it to the Vellum.
4.  Make your Banner.  Choose the paper you want.  I think I used the Banner Framelits.  (I really should write things down!)  It is about 1-7/8″ wide x 3-1/4″ long.  You can just cut a rectangle and cut the notch or use the Banner Triple Punch.  Attach it to the Vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Cut out your flower and fern parts.
~Cut your fern type leaf from Mossy Meadow.  I used the Precision Base Platform.  If you use your Magnetic or Multipurpose Platform make sure both cutting plates are FLAT so every part will cut well!!  You can use the Big Shot Die Brush to help remove it from the Thinlit.
~Cut your large flower from Cajun Craze card stock
~Cut your Flower center from Hello Honey card stock
6.  Assemble and attach your Flower and fern to the Banner.  Lay out to decide where you want to put everything.
~Add your Fern with a couple of squished Glue Dots to make them thin enough to fit underneath the card stock.  Notice the fern hangs off the Banner and over to the Leaf Border.
~Slightly curl up the Flower center and attach it to the Flower center with a Glue Dot or two.
~Place a half Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the each center petal and in the center back of your flower.  I also squished Glue Dots into a line and put at the tip of each thin outer flower petal.  Place over the end of your Fern.  (Sorry about all the white space.  WordPress just would not do the crop like I wanted.  I spent way too much time trying to fix it.  I really wanted you to see how the inside petals stuck up with a half Dimensional under them.)
Botanical Gardens Flower-close up7.  Put SNAIL or Glue Dots on the back of your Vellum under the Leaf Border solid areas and under the Banner pieces.  Yes, the lower left lorner is loose and not attached.
8.  You now have another all occasion card to give someone special.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Botanical Blooms Yellow Flowers Card

This week’s posts will feature the Botanical Gardens Bundle and the coordinating Sale-a-bration Botanical Vellum Stack.  I hope you have as much fun with this Bundle as I have.  It has been very easy to be creative.  I will throw in a post on Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day that does not use the Bundle though.  We are making these cards for my Botanical Blooms Class this Friday.
Botanical Blooms Yellow Flowers cardSUPPLIES:
Botanical Blooms Bundle #140819  includes Botanical Blooms Photopolymer stamp set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper AND Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Cajun Craze
Hello Honey
Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack #141019 (Sale-a-bration product available until March 31, 2016.  FREE with a $50 purchase/the Botanical Blooms Bundle)
Big Shot:  Botanical Builder Framelits (See Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate #139684
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow 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 Card front layer top part at 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to the top of your card front leaving a small border at both sides and the top.
3.  Cut the bottom part of your card front top layer at 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  This paper has a black background with small colored flowers on it.  I first thought it was polka dots.
~Find the coordinating Vellum Pattern.  I cut it at 1-1/4″ x 6″ and moved and flipped it around until it mostly matched up with the flowers on the Botanical Gardens paper.
~Attach the Botanical Gardens paper to the card front leaving a small border at the bottom.  It might slightly overlap the top paper.
~Attach the Vellum with a Glue Dot in each lower corner and one in the upper center of the Vellum.  Since the Glue Dots show through the Vellum you will be covering them up later.
~Trim the excess Vellum from the edges of your card front.
4.  Now for some Big Shot Fun!  I used the Magnetic Platform for the flowers and larger leaves.  I added the Precision Base Plate for the fern type leaves and their Cajun Craze tops.
~Stamp two leaf veins (with the dots) in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock.  Cut them out with the coordinating medium leaf Framelit.
~Cut from Hello Honey card stock:  1 large flower with the petal flaps (The solid looking Framelit/Thinlit), and three small flowers.  Stamp the centers with Cajun Craze ink.
~Cut 5 of the fern type leaves from Old Olive card stock.  I used a toothpick to help remove them from the Thinlit.  You could also use the Big Shot Die Brush.
~Cut 3 tips from the fern type Thinlit.  I included between 3 and 6 leaves.  Glue these to to top of your Old Olive fern type leaves.  Notice I did not get them matched up very well and it added a more dimensional effect to these “flowers”.
5.  Time to assemble.  Attach everything after it is positioned they way you want.  I am including the adhesives which you will add after you have positioned everything.
~Lay out the two medium leaves facing downward in the center.  Use either Glue Dots or Glue.  Use only teeny amounts of glue so it will stay where you put it and not bleed out onto the card stock.
~Two fern type leaves should angle down to cover the Glue Dots in the corners.  I used a couple of Glue Dots squished into a thin line to attach these leaves.  Make sure one is on the tip over the Glue Dot so it will stay in place and hide the lower Glue Dot at the corner.
~The fern type leaves with the Cajun Craze “Flowers” will point towards the top of the card.  Have the center one point up and the other two angle towards the side of the card.  Attach with squished Glue Dots like you did with the other Ferns.
~The Large Flower is positioned in the center to cover as many leaf ends as you can.  I attached it with half Dimensionals under the center of the petals so they would poke up.   There is also a Dimensional under the flower center.  If desired, you can attach the thin petal edges with a Glue Dot at the tips.
~The three small flowers are attached with a half Dimensional each.  Use them to cover any other leaf ends you have showing.
6.  Hold up your card and admire it!  You deserve to enjoy it after all the work you have put into it!!

Buy the Botanical Blooms Bundle Today!Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Grateful Bunch Flower Card

Here is the last Grateful Bunch card for this week.  I hope these cards have given  you some ideas for using this versatile Stamp set and punch.  Enjoy making cards with YOUR OWN Grateful Bunch Bundle!
Grateful Bunch Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Grateful Bunch Bundle Photopolymer stamps + Punch #140801
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Perfect Plum
Pink Pirouette
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #133737
Punch:  See Bundle above
Other:  Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue
Stamping Sponge wedge

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 Pink Pirouette card front layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with your Lovely Lace embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White card stock in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Cut out with the desired size of Deco Label Framelit.  While at your Big Shot, also cut out the largest Deco Label Framelit from Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the Lace image in Blackberry Bliss ink all across the die cut.  Sponge the edges of both die cuts.  Attach both die cuts together and to the card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp the 3 Flowers twice in Blackberry Bliss ink on Perfect Plum card stock.  Make sure the two larger flowers are against the edge of the card stock to make punching easier.  Punch out.  Also punch twice from the Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Curl the Perfect Plum petals with your Bone Folder or fingers.  Attach the Perfect Plum Flowers to the Blackberry Bliss Flowers with 2-3 Glue Dots per flower.  Attach flowers to the card as shown with 2-3 Glue Dots each.  Add a Rhinestone to the center of each Flower.
5.  You can also emboss the flap of your envelope.  Watch this Video to see how easy it is.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mom’s Sheltering Tree Card

My Mom also made this card using the Sheltering Tree and Sprinkles of Life stamp sets.
Mom's Sheltering Tree Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sheltering Tree  Photopolymer #137163
Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer #139971  small flowers
Inks:  (Just guessing on the colors)
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Bermuda Bay
Wild Wasabi
Blushing Bride Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Island Indigo
Night of Navy
Big Shot:  Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits #135707
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL

TIPS:
1.  The Night of Navy card base is the normal 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″.  I am not sure of any of the measurements.  I at least remembered to take pictures before she left.  🙂
2.  The Top and Bottom cut outs were made with the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelit.  The top one is the actual cut out of half the Label.  The bottom one is the left over from the top cut out.
3.  The paper behind the stamped image is cut about 1/2″ shorter and about 1/2″ wider than the stamped image paper.
4.  Have fun being creative when making your own card.  It does take more time than just copying, but you do feel pretty wonderful when you see what you have made!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Mom’s Spring Flower Card

My parents came for a visit a couple of weeks ago.  After sewing for 5 days, my Mom and I made cards together.  Here is one she made using the Butterfly Basics stamp set.
Mom's Spring Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Butterfly Basics  Wood #138813, Clear #138816, Photopolymer #137154
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento #132708
Markers:  Rose Red
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack #140548 (6″ x 6″)
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL

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 Love Blossoms paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Stamp your flower image on Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Color with Markers.  (I think she used the Rose Red and Wild Wasabi Marker colors.)
4.  Take your colored image and put the Framelit around it in the position you want.  Cut it out with your Big Shot.  Cut the next larger Framelit from Real Red card stock.  Attach the two layers together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach these layers to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Give to someone special to let them know you are thinking of them.

Happy Spring Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Chalk Talk Framelit Video

Make a nice Label with your Chalk Talk Framelit.  It is quick and easy and can even be used on cards for men and boys!  My finished Label is 2-3/8″ wide x 2-5/8″ tall.  So choose a stamp that is 2-3/8″ wide or less and have fun making this Label!

This Video is 3 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  Chalk Talk Framelits #129983

TIP:
1.  Remember to have the part of the top cutting plate that hangs off your Magnetic Platform go under the center part of your Big Shot first.  Remember how I had to turn mine around so it would go through.

Happy Chalk Talk Label Making!
Nendy Kerr

Bloomin’ Love Valentine Card

Make this elegant Bloomin’ Love Valentine card for someone special – probably not for your DH though unless you change the colors.  🙂
Bloomin' Love Valentine Card in Blushing BrideSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643  (Bundle with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140818)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Rose Red
Blushing Bride
Markers:  Rose Red
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Pink Pirouette
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper #140550
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621  (See Bundle above)
Chalk Talk Framelits #
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (3 small punches) #133787
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels #119247
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Paper Snips or Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more information on making card bases.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with your Happy Heart Embossing Folder.  Color the sides with either your Rose Red Ink Pad or Rose Red Marker.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Heart.  Stamp the Flowered Heart with Wild Wasabi ink on Blushing Bride card stock.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
4.  Lay your cut out Flowered Heart on top of your Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Cut out a Glimmer Paper mat about 1/4″ larger than your Flowered Heart.  Attach the two Hearts with Dimensionals.
5.  Flowers. Stamp on Blushing Bride card stock:
~1 large Flower in Rose Red ink
~3 small Flowers in Rose Red ink
~2 small Flowers in Blushing Bride ink
~Cut out with coordinating Thinlits
~Add Dimensionals to the back of all Flowers and attach them to the Flowered Heart.
~Add Pearls to the center of each Flower.
6.  My Valentine.  Put the My Valentine and the long flower & vine stamps on a D Block.
~Color with the Rose Red Marker and the Wild Wasabi Marker.  Remoisten by breathing on the colored stamp with your mouth wide open for several breaths.  Stamp on Blushing Bride card stock.
~Cut out using the large Chalk Talk Framelit.  Place your top cutting pad only on the part of the Framelit you want to cut.  Run through your Big Shot.  Now reverse the top cutting plate, lining up the cut lines with the inside of the Framelit until it is in the position you want.  Again, only place the top cutting plate over the part that needs to be cut.  Run through your Big Shot.
~Lay our cut out My Valentine on Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and cut out about 1/4″ larger on each side.  Trim the corners last.
~Attach the card stock and Glimmer Paper together with Dimensionals.
~Add a small Pearl to the center of the Flower, as shown.
7.  Lay out the Flowered Heart and the My Valentine in the positions you want them.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
8.  Punch three small Glimmer Paper Hearts with the Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals on top of embossed Hearts.
9.  You now have an elegant Valentine to give to your BFF or another favorite woman in your life.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

JK Anniversary Card

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

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

Happy Love Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

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

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

Thanks & Leaves card

I love the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits!  Here is a Thank you card made with them.
Thanks Leaf CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves Bundle Photopolymer #140235
Inks:  Delightful Dijon
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Cajun Craze
Delightful Dijon
Old Olive
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits (See Bundle above)
Elegant Dots embossing folder #138287
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Other:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.   Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with your embossing folder.  Glue to card front.
3.  Stamp two Cajun Craze Leaves and one Delightful Dijon leaf.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelits.
4.  Cut out your Thanks Thinlit with your Big Shot.  I also used Parchment Paper between the Thinlit and card stock.  You can also use the Precision Cutting Base if desired.  I totally forgot about using it.  🙂
5.  Lay out the Leaves and the Thanks.  Attach with Tombow Glue.
6.  You now have another Fall Thank you card to give to someone special.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Every Blessing Christmas Card

This quick and elegant Every Blessing Christmas Card has a golden silhouette of the Shepherds looking at the Christmas Star.  This is one of the cards in my November Stamp a Stack Class.
Every Blessing Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Every Blessing  Wood #138806, Clear #139919
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White for card base
Gold Foil Sheet #132622
Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper #139588
Vellum #101856
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Heat Tool
Iced Rhinestones #139637
Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesive
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gold Foil Sheet at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card front.
4.  Stamp your Shepherds on Vellum with VersaMark.  Add Gold Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Cut out your Vellum with the desired size Oval Framelit.  NOTE:  Cover your Vellum and Framelit with a sheet of printer paper, then add the top cutting plate.  This will prevent damage to your embossed image.
5.  Attach Glue Dots to your Vellum behind the Star, Shepherds, and sheep.  I used 7 or 8 Glue Dots and they seem to hold the Vellum securely.
6.  Add an Iced Rhinestone to the Star.
7.  You now have an elegant Gold Christmas Card for someone special.

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.

Melissa’s Wedding Card

This card was made for Melissa’s Bridal Shower.  Her Mom also helped me make 60 wedding invitation inserts and 100 Favor boxes using the Baker’s Box Thinlit die.  I forgot to take pictures though.  I will also be making her Bridal Bouquet so look for it to be posted next week some time as I still need to make it.
Melissa's Wedding CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For the New Two  Wood #131147, Clear #138562
Ink: Black StazOn
Markers:  Elegant Eggplant
Perfect Plum
Blackberry Bliss
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Oval Collection Framelits #
Punches:  Curvy Corners Trio Punch #139683
Other:  Fast Fuse Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a piece of Whisper White at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch the corners with the Curvy Corners Trio Punch.  Attach to card base with Fast Fuse adhesive.
3.  Get out your Big Shot and Oval Framelits.  Cut the Scallop Oval from Elegant Eggplant card stock.  Cut the next size from Whisper White.  Attach the Scallop Elegant Eggplant Oval to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensioals.
4.  Now to stamp on your Whisper White Oval.  You might also want to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to get everything positioned just right.  Stamp “For the New Two” in Black ink.  Also stamp the flowers twice, both times in Black ink.  Color the small flowers with your Elegant Eggplant Marker.  Color the larger flowers with the Perfect Plum Marker.  Color the berries with the Blackberry Bliss Marker.  Color the leaves and stems with the Wild Wasabi Marker.  Attach your finished Whisper White Oval to the Scallop Elegant Eggplant Oval with Dimensionals.
5.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to the inside of the card so you have someplace to write.  Write you good wishes to the happy couple.  Put in an envelope and attach to the gift.

Happy Wedding Card Making!
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