Man’s Birthday Card

This is my oldest Son’s Birthday Card made with the new Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  This paper has such beautiful nature photos with other prints and plaids on the back side.  Perfect for nature lovers and guys!
Jason's 2015 Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations wood #132070  clear #126707  MDS #130860
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow
Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack #137780
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #
Other:  Basics Hodgepodge Clips #133765
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Stamping Sponge wedge

1.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  You will be cutting your Adventure Bound paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Decide which parts you want cut off to make it this size.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” on Mossy Meadow card stock with Black ink.  Cut out with the Framelit of your choice.  Sponge the edges with Mossy Meadow ink if desired.  Attach your Clips in the desired positions.  Add Dimensionals to the back and attach in the desired position.
4.  You now are ready to write on the inside and give this card away.  If desired you can add a piece of Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″ on the inside of your card to make it easier to read what you write.

Happy Birthday 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

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

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

Fun Frames Card in Pacific Point

We made this card at one of my classes using the Fun Frames and Decorative Dots Embossing Folders and the Sponging the Embossing Folders technique.  This monochromatic card is in Pacific Point.  Choose the color you are in the mood for when making your own version of this card.
Fun Frames and Sponged Embossing Folder Technique

Stamp:  Sassy Salutations w#132070  c#126707  MDS #130860
Ink:  Pacific Point
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Fun Frames Embossing Folders #133727
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue
Paper Snips

1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  Drag the edges along your Pacific Point ink pad.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Get a piece of Whisper White card stock to use for your Fun Frame.  Sponge the side of the embossing folder where the dots sink in making sure to cover the raised area.  (Watch this Video for more details.) You can leave some white inside the frame if desired.  Put your card stock on the side you did not sponge and gently close the embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot.  Remove the embossed card stock.  Clean your folder with either running water, Stampin’ Mist, or a baby wipe.  Dry with a paper towel.  Fussy cut around your Fun Frame.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Attach Rhinestones as desired.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Project Life Everyday Adventure Card

Project Life Cards aren’t just for Memory Keeping.  They also can add a focal point or bring interest to your cards.  The “Printed Arrows” are a card from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection.  These coordinate with the Arrows embossing folder and the What’s Up Arrow Punch.  Enjoy using these cards and accessory packs for both card making and memory-keeping!
Project Life Arrows Birthday Card

Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection #135298
 Project Life Holiday Cheer #135188 (Available August 28th with the 2014 Holiday Catalog)
Sassy Salutations w#132070  c#126707
Honeycomb Hello  w#134075  c#134078
Ink:  StazOn Black
Tangelo Twist ink & marker
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Whisper White scrap
Big Shot:  Folder Arrows embossing folder #132187
Punch:  What’s Up #133781
Other:  Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more details.
2.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with your Arrows embossing Folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Choose your card from the Everyday Adventure card collection.  Stamp Happy Birthday or another sentiment on the bottom half with StazOn Black ink.  Attach to your card front with Tombow Glue.
4.  Usually I say “Stamp First, then Punch.”  This time I punched first then stamped.  Punch out one Whisper White and one Tangerine Tango Arrow.  Stamp the Whisper White arrow with Tangelo Twist ink and the Holiday Cheer sentiment.  Stamp the Tangerine Tango arrow with StazOn Black ink and the Honeycomb Hello stamp.  Attach both Arrows to your card front.
5.  A fun card in about 5 minutes.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Elegant Gold Vellum Card

This elegant Gold Striped Fancy Foil Vellum card is quick and easy, but will impress your friends and family.  This card could be made for any occasion depending on the sentiment:  birthday, wedding, Anniversary, or just a Thinking of You card.  There is also Silver Fancy Foil Vellum if the occasion calls for Silver or you prefer Silver.
Elegant Gold Fancy Foil Vellum Card

Stamps:  Sassy Salutations w#132070  c#126707
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum  #133363
Brushed Gold #102935
Whisper White
Naturals White  #102316
Punch:  Artisan Label  #130920
Other:  Large Pearl Basic Jewels  #125571
Basic Pearls #119247
White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Naturals White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Brushed Gold card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Gold Fancy Foil Vellum and a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put a Glue Dot along the edge of your Vellum under each Gold Stripe.  (Note: SNAIL and other adhesives show through the clear part of the vellum.) Adhere to your Whisper White card stock.  Adhere this piece to your card base.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in VersaMark ink on Brushed Gold card stock.  Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Trim card stock to 1″ x length of your sentiment.  Hold your punch upside down,  Slide one end in through the punch hole, center and punch.  Repeat with the other end.  Adhere with Dimensionals to your card front.
5.  Place a Large Pearl at each corner of your card front.  You can “dot your i” with a smaller Basic Pearl if desired.
6.  Enjoy the Elegant Simplicity of this card.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Cellophane Gift Bag with Handmade Cards

I like to give my family a set of cards for Christmas.  This year they are wrapped in a 6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag with a Top Note topper and Washi Tape closure.
Christmas Card Gift Bag

Stamps:  Sassy Salutations w#132070  c#126707
Secret Garden w#131940  c#129144
Ink:  Garden Green
Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock:
  Whisper White
Big Shot:  Top Note Die #113463
Other:  Large Flat Cello Bags #102210  50 bags for $4.95
SNAIL Adhesive
Gingham Garden Washi Tape #129314

Christmas Cards Gift Bag-Top Note PlacementINSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a Top Note for each cello bag from Whisper White card stock.  Stamp “Thinking of you” in Garden Green and a flower in Raspberry Ripple on the long side of your Top Note.
2.  Adhere the Decorated Top Note to your Bag using SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Choose 6-8 cards to give away.  Add the envelopes.  (More cards and envelopes may fit in the bag.)  Put in the cello bag.
4.  Fold Top Note and cello bag over cards.  Hold the bag closed with Washi Tape.  This way they can open and close the bag over and over.
5.  Wrap with wrapping paper if desired.  Brighten someone’s days with the gift of Handmade cards they can share with their family and friends!

Happy Year-Round Gifting!
Nendy Kerr

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

Stamps:  Sassy Salutations  w#  c#
Ink:  VersaMark
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Smoky Slate
Basic Black
Whisper White
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

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.