Elegant Snowflake card

This Snowflake Card is a quick and easy all-occasion card for Fall, Winter, and maybe even Christmas.  The little bit of gold adds the bling for an elegant card.  This is also the perfect card to make multiples of to send yourself OR give as a gift set.
Snowflake and Snow card

Stamps:  Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Whisper White
Thick Very Vanilla  #144237
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder  #139672
Punches:  1-1/2″ Circle #138299
1-3/4″ Circle #119850
Embellishments:  Pearls
Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon #144146
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

1.  Cut and Prepare
~Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Very Vanilla card front at 4″ x 5-1/4.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
~Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Gold Glimmer Paper.
~Stamp your Snowflake on Whisper White cardstock in Smoky Slate ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.
~Cut your Ribboon at 3-3/4″ long.  Trim the ends diagonally.
2.  Assembly.
~Attach the embossed card front to the card base with Tombow Glue.
~Attach the Ribbon behind the Gold Glimmer Paper circle with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
~Layer the two punched circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals under both Circles.  Attach to your card front in the position you want.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope (optional).  Emboss the flap of your envelope with the Snowfall Embossing Folder.

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Santa’s Sleigh Card

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

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

Happy Winter and Merry Christmas!

Three Thoughtful Branches Cards

Here are three of the cards we made at my Thoughtful Branches Bundle Class.  We also made the Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card.

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Card 1: Sweet Sugarplum Card

Thoughtful Branches Sweet Sugarplum CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Lots of Label Framelits
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card front layer at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Attach to center of card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your dotted stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink and your leaf stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I tried to stamp them randomly.  Attach to your card front.
5.  Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock and cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that works best.  Sponge the edges in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Cut the next larger Lots of Labels Framelit from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Sponge with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Attach two labels together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Cut two sets of the Flower Leaves” – one in Sweet Sugar Plum and one in Rich Razzleberry.  Separate the Leaves leaving a stem.  Arrange as desired.  Put Glue only on the part of the leaf that touches the Whisper White label.  I attached the Rich Razzleberry Leaves first, then the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf.  I also sponged the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Card 2.  Forest Trees Card.

Thoughtful Branches Forest Trees CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Soft Suede
Garden Green
Real Red
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White for stamping
Thick Whisper White for card base
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Adhesive:  Foam Adhesive Strips

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White 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″.
~Tree Trunks and 3 Trees in Soft Suede ink
~Pine Trees needles in Garden Green ink
~Birds in Real Red ink
~Words in Memento Black ink
3.  Run your card front in the Softly Falling embossing folder through your Big Shot.
4.  Attach Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of your card around the edges with about 3 or so inch strip in the center back.  Attach to card base.

Card 3. Copper For You Card

Thoughtful Branches Copper For You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Memento Black
Daffodil Delight
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Early Espresso
Copper Foil Sheets (available September 1, 2016)
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Petal Burst embossing folder #141493
Ribbon:  Organza
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Copper Foil Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing Folder.   Cut your Ribbon at about 5″.  Run Fast Fuse along the back where you want to attach your Ribbon.  Lay Ribbon across the front and fold ends over and attach to Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach Embossed Copper Sheet to card base.
3.  Stamp your words and cut out with the Layering Circle Framelit that best fits.  Choose a slightly larger Scallop Layering Circle Framelit and cut out of Cajun Craze card stock.  While you are at it, cut the Flower Leaves from Cajun Craze card stock at the same time.  Attach the two circles together with Fast Fuse.
4.  Stamp your two leaves on Whisper White card stock.  Use the Rock and Roll Technique to get the two colors on each leaf.  Ink up the Leaf Stamp with Daffodil Delight ink just as you always do, BUT before stamping take your stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp in Cajun Craze ink.  Each leaf will look different.  When you have two leaves you like, Cut them out with the Leaf Framelit.
5.  Attach the four leaves to the back of the Circles with Tombow Glue.  Attach the Leaf & Circles to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Enjoy using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to make a variety of cards for many different occasions!

Poinsettia and Snow Card

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

1.  Cut your card base from Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp the Poinsettia outline with Black Memento ink onto Whisper White card stock. Pay attention to where the little arrow points as the other two stamps will also need the arrow pointing in the same direction.  🙂  Stamp the Petals in Real Red ink.  Stamp the Leaves in Cucumber Crush ink.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Deco Label Framelit of your choice.  Cut the next larger Deco Label Framelit from Cucumber Crush card stock.
4.  Cut two 2″ pieces of White Glitter Ribbon.  Tuck them under the center side of the Cucumber Crush Deco Label Framelit using Glue Dots.  Layer the Stamped image onto the Cucumber Crush with Dimensionals.  Attach them to the card front with Dimensionals.  Trim Ribbon if needed.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr