Today’s Thank You Thursday is Punches!

Do you love Punches as much as I do?  Today, Thursday, October 17th, ONLY until 11:50 Utah Time (MT) there are FIVE Punches on Sale!  Check out the Stampin’ Up! blog post that also shows some card making ideas.

Here are the Punches that are on SALE today ONLY and their SALE PRICE!
Artisan Label  #130920  $16.46

Bitty Butterfly  #129406  $16.46

Hexagon #130919  $11.96

Mosiac #131267  $11.96

Pansy  #130698  $11.96

Happy Punching!
Nendy

Batty Peek-a-Boo Halloween Card

We are making this cute Bats About You Peek-a-b00 Halloween Card at my Stamp Class tomorrow.  It is another quick and easy card!  There are a variety of stamps in the Halloween Hello stamp set you can use instead of the Bat if you don’t like Bats.
Batty Peekaboo Halloween Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Halloween Hello  w#131716  c#131721
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Basic Black
Whisper White
Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
Big Shot:  Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die  #124587
Punch:  Large Oval  #119855
Other:  Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156
Dimensionals
SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  My card base is Tangerine Tango, though you can use Basic Black.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Basic Black card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Witches Brew DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
4.  Cut a 1-7/8″ square of Whisper White card stock and stamp your bat in Black StayzOn ink in the center.  Stamp 3 more bats on a scrap of Whisper White.  Punch out the last 3 bats with your Large Oval Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back of each oval.
5.  Use Tangerine Tango card stock and your Peekaboo Frames die to cut out eh Scallop Square using your Big Shot.  Adhere your Whisper White square with the bat to the back of your Scallop Square trying to center your bat inside the window.  I used a thin line of Tombow Glue.
6.  Position the Scallop Square and the three Oval Bats as desired.  Glue your Scallop Square in place.  Remove Dimensional backs from Ovals.
7.  Use a 2-3″ piece of the Washi Tape to make a pull so your window opens more easily.
8.  Admire your cute Halloween Card.  Make more versions using using other stamps from this Halloween Hello stamp set.

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Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Love & Hearts Wedding Card with Money holder

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

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

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

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Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Birthday Balloon Card

I used the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper on this birthday card for my son.  I like it’s bright, cheerful colors!
Nathan's Birthday 2013

SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake  w#128490  c#121958  MDS#124015
Markers:  Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Crushed Curry
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana
Whisper White
Bermuda Bay (if you don’t have the Silver Embellishment)
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145  MDS#134847
Big Shot:  Woodgrain embossing folder #127821
Punches:  Square Punch – any larger size to cut banner end
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Florishes Silver Embellishment and Brads (retired)
SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Paper Snips or Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut two strips of Coastal Cabana card stock.  One measures 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, the other is 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Use your Square Punch (or scissors) to cut the end of your Banner on the 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ strip.  Emboss the 1-1/4″ strip using the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Use the wider strip to cut the Banner end off with scissors.  Adhere the two Banner pieces together as shown.
4.  Color the Birthday Cake stamp with Markers.  I used Summer Starfruit for the candle flames, Raspberry Ripple for the Candles, Bermuda Bay for the Cake and Cake Stand, and Island Indigo for the Happy Birthday.  Remember to remoisten the ink on the stamp before stamping it on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.
5a.  Silver Embellishment Option.  If you are lucky enough to still have one of these:  Put in the brads and bend the tabs so the won’t show.  Hold them in place with Glue Dots.  Put several Glue Dots around the edge to hold the punched Birthday Cake image from step 4.  Now add the Punched Birthday Cake to the Silver Embellishment trying to center it inside the opening.
5b.  Card Stock Option.  If you don’t have the Silver Embellishment then punch two Decorative Labels from Bermuda Bay card stock.  Cut one in half lengthwise the other widthwise.  Trim off the points at the end.  Put SNAIL on the back of your Punched Birthday Cake.  Layer the lengthwise Labels first.  Add more SNAIL and add the widthwise Labels trying to keep the same amount of Bermuda Bay showing around the Birthday Cake image.
6.
  Place Banner and Birthday Cake image in the desired positions.  I adhered the Banner with Dimensionals and the Silver embellishment with Glue Dots.  If I was using Option 5b I would put Dimensionals under the Birthday Cake image and adhere the Banner flat using SNAIL.
7.  Enjoy this colorful Birthday Card!

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Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Manly Hexagon Birthday Card in Bermuda Bay

I made this Six-Sided Hexagon Birthday Card for my DH.  It was a fun and quick card to make.  Make one and give it to someone who enjoys Hexagons!
Manly Hexagon Six-Sided Sampler Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six Sided Sampler w#130953  c#130956 MDS#134801
(Bundle with Hexagon Punch  w#132725  c#132724)
Petite Pairs w#128706  c#122497
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Coastal Cabana
Smoky Slate
Winter Frost Paper Stack #132183  OR Winter Frost Designer Series Paper #132341
Punch:  Hexagon #130919 (Bundle see above)
Other:  Scissors
SNAIL
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 Winter Frost paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Choose two of the Hexagon stamps from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.  Stamp them on the Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana card stock using Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate ink.  I chose the stripes and the small grid textured ones.  I stamped the striped image in Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate card stock, Smoky Slate ink on Coastal Cabana card stock, Bermuda Bay ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.  I stamped the Textured image in Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate card stock, Bermuda Bay ink on Smoky Slate card stock, and Bermuda Bay ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.
4.  Punch out your Hexagons.  Place in desired positions and adhere with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp Happy Birthday or other sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.  Punch out with the Hexagon Punch.  Hand cut the Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay Hexagon layers.  Adhere all layers with Dimensionals and adhere to card with Dimensionals using a double layer of Dimensionals where needed.
6.  Enjoy your Hexagon Birthday Card!

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Happy 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

So Grateful for You Butterfly Card

I made this “I’m So Grateful There’s You in the WorldButterfly Card as part of an Online Class I took.  It is an elegant, yet quick to make card.  It also uses the two Butterfly Punches, one of which is on Sale in a Bundle with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set until September 30, 2013.  Have fun making this card for someone special in your life.
Grateful for You Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Chalk Talk w#130631  c#130634  (Bundle with Framelits  w#132731  c#132730)
Ink:  Early Expresso
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding
Early Espresso
Very Vanilla
2013-2015 In Color Paper Stack  #130136
Big Shot:  Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder  #130917
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Elegant Butterfly  #127526
Bitty Butterfly #129406
Other:  Pistachio Pudding 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim #130020
Subtles Candy Dots  #130933
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Early Espresso layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Set aside.
3.  Cut your Very Vanilla layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Place in your Beautifully Baroque embossing folder with about 1″ sticking out of the folder so it will remain flat.  Run through your Big Shot.  Adhere to your Early Espresso layer with Tombow or SNAIL.
4.  Add your Ruffled Trim.  I cut about 6″.  Put some SNAIL along the flat part by the embossed line and put your Ruffled Trim on trying not to stretch it.  Attach Ruffled Trim to the back of the Early Espresso layer with either SNAIL, Tombow or Glue Dots.
5.  Cut out the desired Chalk Talk label from Early Espresso card stock.  Stamp Chalk Talk sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch out with the Extra Large Oval punch.  Adhere to Early Espresso Label with Dimensionals.  Adhere label to card over the Ruffled Trim with Dimensionals.
6.  Punch Elegant Butterfly from Pistachio Pudding card stock.  Punch Bitty Butterfly from Designer Series Paper.  Adhere Butterflies together with Glue Dot.  Add Candy Dot to center of Butterfly.  Adhere Butterfly to card with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your fun card before you give it to someone special to show you appreciate them.

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Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Race Car Birthday Card – Vroom! Vroom!

My grandson is getting a remote control car for his birthday so I decided to make him a Birthday Card with a Race Car on it.  It was quick and easy card.
Race Car Boy's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations  w#  c#
Ink:  VersaMark
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Smoky Slate
Basic Black
Whisper White
Vellum
Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper #
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #
Delicate Designs Embossing Folders #
Punches:  1″ Circle
3/4″ Circle
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stamping Sponge
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.  When I am making a card for a child under 8 I always use Tombow Glue to keep it together.  I want the child to be able to hold and play with the card without it falling apart.
3.  Now to make the car body.  Cut a 1″ strip of Garden Green card stock.  Use the 3rd from the largest Oval Framelit to shape your car.  Now cut a diagonal to about 1″ from the front of the car.  Sponge around the car edges with Smoky Slate ink.  (I suppose you could just trim the 1″ strip to the design you want.  I wasn’t feeling that patient though.)
4.  Wheels and hubcaps.  Punch two 1″ Circles from Basic Black card stock.  Punch two 3/4″ Circles from Smoky Slate card stock.  Emboss your Smoky Slate hubcaps with the Snowflake design from the Delicate Designs embossing folder.  Center the hubcaps as desired in the embossing folder.  Sponge the raised designs with Smoky Slate ink.  Glue to the Wheels.  Glue wheels to car.
5.  Window.  Punch half a 1″ Circle from Vellum card stock.  Now use your 1″ Circle punch to punch a window shape using the punched half circle as the “Inside the car” part of the windshield.  Sponge around the windshield with Smoky Slate ink.  Use Tombow cover the part of the windshield that will be under the car.
6.  Glue the car to the card front.  Use only a drop of Tombow at the tip of the windshield.  Use can use lots of glue under the card stock.
7.  Stamp your sentiment in VersaMark.  Cover with Black Embossing Powder.  Remove excess embossing powder.  Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool.  Cut sentiment out with scissors.  Glue to card front.
8.  Vroom Vroom!!!  Enjoy your cute Racing Car Birthday Card.

Watermelon Hybrid Punch Art Card

I received the original Watermelon Card as a swap from Convention.  As usual I made a few changes.  The most notable being the stamp set and Designer Series Paper.  I did not have the Kind and Cozy Stamp set and I had run out of the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper AND my class was the next day.  So I downloaded the digital versions and printed them out!  You cannot tell the difference!  All my customers were impressed when I compared the “REAL” Gingham Garden scrap with the printed Gingham Garden.  So if you are in a hurry and can’t wait for it to be delivered, Download the My Digital Studio version!
Watermelon Punch Art Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Petite Pairs  w#128706  c#122497
Kind and Cozy  w#129123  c#129126  MDS#134854
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Melon Mambo
Basic Black
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310  MDS#134853
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack  #118309  Small Flower
2-1/2″ Circle #120906
1-3/4″ Circle  #119854
Watermelon Seed Options:
 Owl Punch #118074  Use the Heart and cut it in half.
Use the Small Heart Punch #117193 and cut it in half for larger seeds.
Use the “scraps” from the center of the Paper Doily Sizzlit #125592 for the Seeds.
Other:  Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Basic Black card stock at 1-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut your Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper at 1″ x 4″.  Adhere together, then adhere to page about 1/2″ from the edge of the card base aligning top and bottom edges with the Whisper White card stock.
4.  Stamp the Kind & Cozy Circle image in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Melon Mambo.  Adhere with Tombow Glue to the Kind & Cozy Circle.  Cut in half with scissors.  Cut one half in half again so you end up with 3 pieces.  Add the watermelon seeds and adhere with Tombow Glue.  Take a bite out using the Itty Bitty flower punch.  Adhere the big Watermelon piece with Tombow glue or SNAIL.  Adhere the two smaller Watermelon pieces with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp desired sentiment in StayzOn Black ink using your Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.
6.  Add a Watermelon seed to the upper left corner with Tombow Glue.  Tie a loose knot in your ribbon and adhere with Glue Dots to the upper right corner.  Use extra Glue Dots if necessary to get your ribbon to stay in the desired position.
7.  Admire this fun Summer Card.

Happy Stamping & Punching!
Nendy

Hot Air Balloon Punch Art Card

I received this Hot Air Balloon card as a swap at the Stampin’ Up! 2013 Convention.  It was fairly easy to make.  I did make a couple of small changes when I cased her design.  We made it at my Stamp Class last Friday.  My customers loved it!  Have fun making one of your own!
Hot Air Balloon Punch Art Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Create a Cupcake  w#128520  c#121982
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock:  So Saffron  2″ x 3-1/2″
Coastal Cabana  3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″
Baked Brown Sugar  3-1/2″ x 5″ and a 1″ strip or a scrap for Balloon Basket
Crisp Cantaloupe   5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base and a 2″ x 4″ strip for Balloon
Whisper White  1-1/2″ strip
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335
Punches:  1-3/4″ Circle  #119850
Large Oval  #119855
Build a Cupcake  #121807
Word Window
Other:  White Baker’s Twine  3-4″
Dimensionals
Stamping Sponge
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Score and fold your card base at 4-1/4″.  Adhere Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana card stock to card front.
2.  Big Shot & Embossing Folders.  So Saffron card stock with Perfect Polka Dot and the 2″ Crisp Cantaloupe strip with the Fancy Fan.
3.  Adhere your embossed So Saffron card stock to your card front as shown using Tombow Glue.
4.  Punch three Cupcake tops using the Build a Cupcake Punch and your 1-1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere in desired positions with Tombow Glue.
5.  Balloon.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle and a Large Oval from your embossed Crisp Cantaloupe strip of card stock.  Sponge using Crisp Cantaloupe ink and a 1/6 wedge of Stamping Sponge.  (Some people cut their sponges into 8 pieces.  I prefer cutting mine into 6 pieces.  Choose the size you like best.)  Sponge more ink around the edges.  Sponge enough ink on the rest of the circle and oval to highlight the embossed design.  Layer the Oval onto the Circle with Dimensionals.  Set Balloon aside while you make the Basket.
6.  Balloon Basket.  Stamp desired Cupcake bottom in Baked Brown Sugar ink on your 1″ Baked Brown Sugar card stock strip.  Punch out with the Build a Cupcake Punch.
7.  Balloon Assembly.  Lay Basket stamped side down.  Lay Balloon front side down.  Put Glue Dots on the Basket corners along the zig-zag edge.  Put Glue Dots on the back of the Balloon on either side of where the Oval Punch is on the front side.  Place one 1-1/2″ piece of your Baker’s Twine starting on the Balloon and going on to the Basket leaving the desired length showing.  I left just over 1/4″ showing.  Repeat with the second piece of Baker’s Twine.  You can now put Dimensionals on the back of the Balloon, making sure to cover the Glue Dots and Baker’s Twine ends.  I just used Glue Dots on my Basket, making sure to cover the Glue Dot and Baker’s Twine Ends OR you can just add a Dimensional.  Adhere in desired position leaving room for the Word Window Sentiment.
8.  Stamp the Happy Birthday from Create a Cupcake stamp set (or use Teeny Tiny Wishes) in Baked Brown Sugar Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Adhere with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
9.  Admire your fun Hot Air Balloon card!

Happy Stamping and Punching!
Nendy

3D Artisan Label Flower Card

The Artisan Label Punch has such interesting edges that I decided to make a flower using it.  I will be making a video soon to show you how to make this fun little flower.
Artisan Label Punch Flower on Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps”  Four Frames w#128589  c#123442
Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#128748  c#127802
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Calypso Coral
Crisp Cantaloupe
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Crisp Cantaloupe
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper #126926
Punch:  Artisan Label  #130920
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  7/16″ Trim #129287
Subtles Candy Dots #130933
Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Stamping Sponge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Modern Medley Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 5-1/2″  Adhere to card front about 1/4″ from the bottom.
3.  Cut your 7/16″ Trim at 5-1/2″.  Adhere above Modern Medley DSP with SNAIL.
4.  Stamp the Four Frames and desired Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in StayzOn Black.  Puch out with Decorative Label Punch.  Sponge around the edges using Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  Place Dimensionals on the back.  Set aside.
5.  Punch seven Artisan Labels from Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.  Sponge the edges with Calypso Coral ink if desired.  Cut six Labels in half through the smooth center.  Cut from each decorative edge to the center to form a triangle.  This will form one petal.  Use your bone folder to curl each petal.  Use your bone folder to slightly curl the edges of the whole Artisan Lable piece.  This will form your flower base.  Place a curled petal along one edge of the flower base and another just opposite.  Adhere all Petals with a Glue Dot.  Now place two petals going the other direction on top of the first layer of petals.  The next layer will go the same direction as the first layer.  You can trim the center portions if desired.  Continue placing petals until you have just one left.  Make small cuts along the top edge.  Roll it up slightly and attach to center of top petals with a glue dot.  Fluff flower if desired.
6.  Place sentiment label and flower in desired positions.  Adhere label with Dimensionals.  Adhere flower with either Glue Dots or a Demensional.
7.  Place Candy Dots in the top two corners of card.
8.  Hand deliver this card or put it in a package so it won’t get smashed.

I will have a new service available on August 1st.  More details coming soon.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Man’s Birthday Card in Greens

Here is a nice Man’s Birthday card in various shades of Green.  No lace, pearls, or Rhinestones since most men don’t enjoy them.  Lots of trendy Chevrons and a subtle   Plaid are the major design elements in this card.
man's brthday card in Greens

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh Hello  w#131931  c#130733
Petite Pairs  w#128706  c#122497
Ink:  Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Gumball Green  1″ x 5-1/2″ strip
Whisper White
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310
Big Shot:  Chevron Embossing Folder #127749
Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Punch:  Large Oval #119855
Other:  SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gingham Garden (Green Plaid) Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Cut a strip of Gumball Green 1″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Chevron embossing folder.  Choose the side you want to show and adhere to card front as shown with Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp the Chevron Oval in Garden Green on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using the coordinating Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Adhere as shown with Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp the two parts of the sentiment in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Large Oval Punch.  If desired you can use a Garden Green marker around the edges of your Whisper White Ovals.  Adhere in desired positions with Dimensionals.
6.  Admire your manly Birthday Card before giving to one of the men in your life.

All supplies to make this card can be purchased from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Glass of Lemonade Card

A customer requested that we make a lemonade card for Stamp Class.  I remember seeing this video a while back.  I used a few different things, as usual, but I think it turned out really cute.
Glass of Lemonade Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Petite Pairs w#128706  c#122497
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Black StayzOn
Card Stock:  Crisp Cantaloupe
White Vellum  #101856
Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper #130141
larger scrap to trace glass onto
Punch:  1″ Circle
Large Oval  #119855
Other:  SNAIL
Simply Scored
Sticky Strip
Stamping Sponge or Sponge Dauber
Two Way Glue Pen
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Plastic Straw with flexible bending part (from your local store)
Scissors
Plastic 8 ounce glass to trace to make your pattern (from your local store or picnic supply stash)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crisp Cantaloupe card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Quatrefancy DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Trace around your plastic glass onto a scrap of card stock.  Mine is 3-5/8″ tall.  I did have to trim it down.  Cut it out, straightening out the lines as you go.  Use this pattern to cut out your Glass from Vellum.
4.  Score 1/4″ along each tall side of your Glass.  This side will be the “Front or Outside” of your Glass.  Place Sticky Strip along the scored areas.  Leave the red backing on until later.
5.  Use your Sponge or Sponge Dauber to color the inside of your Glass with Daffodil Delight ink.
6.  Run a strip of Two-Way Glue along the top of your Glass.  Make sure it is smooth.  Now put Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the Two Way Glue.  Flick off the excess and let dry for a minute or two.
7.  Remove the Red backing from one piece of the Sticky Strip.  Make sure the “Bottom” of your Glass is straight and adhere the one side to the card front.  DON’T press the Sticky Strip down firmly yet as you might want to move it.  Now remove the red backing from the  other piece of Sticky Strip.  Round the Glass and gently place the Sticky Strip on the card front.  Adjust if necessary.  Use your Bone Folder to make sure the Sticky Strip is firmly attached.  Whew!  The hard part is done!
8.  Place your straw into the glass to determine how much you need to cut off the straw bottom.  Now do the same for the straw top.  Use 2 Glue Dots to adhere it in the desired position in your Glass.
9.  Punch a 1″ Circle of a scrap of yellow Quatrefancy DSP.  Cut a line up to the Center of the circle.  Put your “Lemon” on your Glass and decide where to place your Glue Dots to attach it to your Glass.

You can get most of the supplies to make this card at My Online Store.

Happy Summer!
Nendy

Purple Hexagons Card

I am really enjoying the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle with the stamp set and the punch.
Hexagon Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six Sided Sampler w#130953  c#130956 (Bundle with Stamp set and Punch w#132725  c#132724)
A Fitting Occasion w#131952 c#127049
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant
Perfect Plum
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punch:  Hexagon #130919 (see Bundles above)
Other:  Large Rhinestones #129324
Basic Rhinestones #119246
Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card base as 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Perfect Plum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  Adhere to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Choose one of the Hexagon stamp images to use for the center of your Hexagon flower.  Choose two more Hexagon stamps for the “Flower Petals”.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock with Elegant Eggplant ink:  1 center, 3 of each “Petal”.    Stamp desired sentiment from “A Fitting Occasion” and an image in the center of the sentiment circle.  (A stamp-a-ma-jig is very helpful.)  Now punch out all the Hexagons and the sentiment with your Hexagon Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back and leave on the backing.
4.  Place Hexagons in desired positions.  Adhere.
5.  Add a Large Rhinestone to the center of your Hexagon Flower.  Add Basic Rhinestones to the corners and to the sentiment if desired.
6.  Admire your Quick and fun Hexagon card.

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Beautifully Baroque Embossing meets the Mosaic Punch

I am loving the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder and decided to try using the Mosaic Punch with it.  This is a pretty quick and simple card to make which can be used for any occasion.
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder Meets the Mosaic Punch

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners w#132022  c#126257
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917
Punch:  Mosaic #131267
Other:  Brights Candy Dots #130931
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Run a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Bermuda Bay card stock through your Big Shot using your Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.
3.  Punch 9 whole images and 2 partial images with your Mosaic Punch from the Beautifully Baroque Embossed card stock.  Arrange as desired on card front.  Adhere with Glue Dots, Dimensionals, or Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp Sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink in desired position.
5.  Finish your card by adding tow Candy Dots to the right-hand corners.
6.  Here are some suggestions if you want to Step this card up.  You can emboss the card front with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder.  You can sponge the raised designs on the embossed card stock before punching.  You can stamp the sentiment on another piece of card stock and either punch it out or cut it out with a Framelit.

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

Happy Stamping and Punching!
Nendy

Zoo Babies Baby Card or Child’s Birthday Card

This cute Zoo Babies Card can be made for either a new baby or a child’s birthday.  I am sure there is someone in your life who likes cute animal images.  I used one of the Gingham Garden Washi Tapes to create the checked border at the top of the card.
Zoo Babies Baby Card or child's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Zoo Babies  w#130453  c#130456
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
Gumball Green
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Pistachio Pudding
So Saffron
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Square Collection Framelits #130921
Punch:  Word Window
Other:  Gingham Garden Washi Tape  #129314
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Zoo Baby Giraffe in Baked Brown Sugar ink on So Saffron card stock.  Cut it out using a Square Framelit.  Cut your Pistachio Pudding card stock out using the next larger size of Square Framelit.  Place Dimensionals on the back of both these squares.  Adhere the So Saffron one to the Pistachio Pudding one.  Lay on card front.
3.  Cut a 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  Put the Washi tape down the center.  If you just lightly place the tape onto the card stock it is easily repositionable.  Press the tape firmly down when it is in the desired position.
4.  Now place the layered Squares and the Washi Tape & card stock border in the desired positions.  Adhere the Layered Squares with Dimensionals.  Adhere the Washi Tape Border with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
5.  Stamp you sentiment in Gumball Green on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Punch it out with the Word Window punch.  Put half a Dimensional under the “C” in congratulations.  Put SNAIL on the rest of the sentiment back.  Adhere in desired position.
6.  You now have a quick Baby Card!  You can change the sentiment to Happy Birthday and have a quick child’s Birthday card.

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Hexagons and the Six-Sided Sampler Card

I really have been enjoying Hexagons and the new Hexagon Punch and coordinating Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.  I decided to use the greenish-blues inks.  I think this is my favorite card from my last stamp class.  Enjoy making one of your own!
Hexagon and Six-Sided Sampler Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Six-Sided Sampler w#130953  c#130956  (Bundled with Punch  w#132725  c#132724 )
Chalk Talk  w#130631  c#130634  (Bundled with Framelits w#132731  c#132730 )
Inks:  Strawberry Slush Marker
Midnight Muse
Coastal Cabana
Bermuda Bay
Pool Party
Island Indigo
Pacific Point
Marina Mist
Pacific Point Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Chalk Talk Framelits #129983  (See bundles above)
Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punch  Hexagon #130919
Other:  Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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 Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Adhere to card base using Tombow Glue.
3.  Color the Chalk Talk stamp using Pacific Point and Strawberry Slush Markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using your Big Shot and coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit.  Outline the edge with your Pacific Point Marker.  Put Dimensionals on the back and set aside.
4.  Decide which Hexagon stamp you want in the center and stamp it using Midnight Muse ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Make sure you have a flat end next to the card stock edge for easier punching.  Use a different ink color for each of the six other Hexagon stamps you use.  Punch them out.  Add a Dimensional to the back of each Hexagon  Lay in desired positions on card front along with the sentiment.  When you are happy with the positioning, remove Dimensional backs and adhere to card front.
5.  Enjoy your summer-colored Hexagon card!

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

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Paper Rose Video

I finally have the video ready for you so you can make these fun Roses with your Fancy Flower Punch.
Fancy Flower Punch Roses

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock for your Rose
Green Card Stock for your leaves
Fancy Flower Punch  #118073
Paper Snips or Scissors
Bone Folder
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
7/8″ OR 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
Floral Wire from your local store (Optional)
Wire Cutters from your local store (Optional)
Needlenose Pliers from your local store (Optional)

Happy Flower-Making!
Nendy

Flower Shop Birthday Card in Pinks

I made this Flower Shop Birthday card in pinks for my granddaughter who turned six this past week.  She loves flowers and sparkles!  Have fun making one of your own!
Julia's Flower Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flower Shop w#130939  c#130942  (Bundle with stamps & punch w#132727  c#132725)
Bring on the Cake  w#128490  c#121958
Ink:  VersaMark
StayzOn Black
Rose Red Marker
Pink Pirouette Marker
Pretty in Pink Marker (oops-retired)
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Squares Collection Framelits Dies #130921
Magnetic Platform  #130658 (to help your Framelits stay in place!)
Punch:  Pansy #130698  (Included in Flower Shop Bundle)
Embossing Powder:  Melon Mambo  #123223
Cherry Cobbler  #122949
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Heat Tool

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette and of Melon Mambo at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Layer card stock together on the bottom cutting plate which is on your Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform.  Position the Square Scallop Framelit and the next size straight-edge Square Framelit over the card stock layers.  Position the Framelits as desired to form a Frame and a center cut out.  You may not notice but I don’t have a lower Scalloped Edge on my Frame.  You could do a whole Frame and trim it and layer it to fit.  Anyway I used the Melon Mambo Scallop Frame and the Pink Pirouette center.
3.  Rub your Embossing Buddy over your Whisper White card stock.  Stamp 3 flowers of your choice from the Flower Shop stamp set on Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink.  Cover with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.  Put excess back into the jar.  Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool.  Stamp one more flower in VersaMark ink on the card stock.  Cover this one with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Punch out with the Pansy Punch.  Arrange in desired positions over Melon Mambo Frame and Pink Pirouette center to determine where to stamp sentiment.
4.  Take your Pink Pirouette center and sentiment stamp.  Stamp the sentiment in Black StayzOn ink.  Color in the Birthday with a Rose Red Marker.
5.  Adhere the Melon Mambo Frame and the Pink Pirouette Center to the card front in the desired position.  Now adhere the flowers in the desired positions.  I would have normally used Dimensionals on the center flower, but I glued it down because this card is for a child.
6.  Add Rhinestones of varied sizes to the flower centers.
7.  Admire your fun Birthday Card!

Purchase the necessary supplies to make this card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Paper Pumpkin Memory Album

The My Paper Pumpkin Kit for this month was a cute little 5″ x 5″ Memory Book.  It came with 2 blank chipboard covers, 2 stamps, a Basic Black Stampin’ Spot ink pad, some punched Designer Series Paper (DSP) pages, 6×6 DSP, 2 rings to hold the book together, buttons, and arrow clip and 4 sheets of self-adhesive stickers.  I used a few things that were not in the Kit.  These were items that were in my “Pieces” Bowl.  Stuff I started to use for another project but didn’t.  I used some Ribbon Trim Roses (Spring Catalog) that I had colored Melon Mambo with a sponge dauber, a few Basic Rhinestones, a mini brad, some green markers, Mosaic Madness Stamp set and Island Indigo ink, a Paper Doily in Melon Mambo, an Melon Mambo embossed Oval from the Oh Hello Stamp Set, the Mosaic Punch, the Rotary Stamp, a gold embossed Crown from the “You Rule” stamp set. Do you want to join in the fun?  Subscribe HERE. SUPPLIES: May 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit Extras Stamp Sets:  Really Good Greetings  w#130330  c#130333 Mosaic Madness  w#130246 c#130249 (Bundle with Punch w#132724  c#132733 Oh Hello  w#131931  c#130733 You Rule (retired-but available for MDS) A Fitting Occasion w#131952  c#127049 Ink:  Island Indigo Garden Green Melon Mambo Rich Razzleberry (I think) Card Stock: Melon Mambo Big Shot:  Paper Doily L Sizzlit Die #125592 Oval Collection Framelits Punches:  Scallop Circle Punches:  1-3/4″, 1-1/4″, 7-8″ Mosaic Other:  Ribbon Rose Trim from Spring Catalog Silver Mini Brad Flower from the Pop-Up Posies Kit (Spring Catalog) Melon Mambo Embossing Powder Dazzling Diamonds Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue Scissors Front Cover:  DSP, Sticker & Stamp from Kit, 3 Ribbon Roses, 3 Rhinestones May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Front Cover Inside Front Cover:  Pool Party card stock, Stickers from Kit. Page 1:  Sticker from Kit, Scallop Circle Punches, Mini Brad, Green Markers, Really Good Greetings Stamp, ink from Kit May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 2 Page 1 Back:  Sticker & Stamp from Kit, Mosaic Madness Stamps, Pop-Up Posies Flower Page 2:  Stickers from Kit, Melon Mambo Paper Doily (Sizzlit & Big Shot) May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 3 Page 2 Back:  Sticker, arrow clip and ink from Kit; Oh Hello stamp set, Melon Mambo Embossing powder, Oval Framelit. Page 3:  Stickers from Kit, Oh Hello Stamp set, Melon Mambo & Garden Green Markers, Island Indigo Ink May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 4 Page 3 Back:  DSP from Kit, Mosaic Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Rotary Stamp Page 4:  Stickers from Kit, Mosaic Madness Stamp. May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 5 Page 4 Back:  Stickers from Kit, Gold Embossed Crown from You Rule Stamp Set, Dazzling Details Page 5:  Stickers from Kit, A Fitting Occasion stamps, Pool Party card stock May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 6 Page 5 Back:  Stickers from Kit. Inside Back Cover:  Pool Party card stock, Stickers from Kit. May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 7Back Cover:  DSP & Stickers from Kit. A Few Notes: The Chipboard Covers came blank with two holes punched 1″ from edge.  I glued on the DSP on one side (Front & Back) and punched the holes out of the DSP.  I then covered the Inside with card stock and punched out the holes.  The holes came pre-punched on the pages.  I didn’t use everything in the kit. Happy Memory Album Making! Nendy