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One Card, Three Ways

One of the best ways to maximize your time in making cards is to make a card that’s universal in design and then you can swap out the sentiment. A few KBS handwritten words are just the ticket! Make several to keep on hand too. Miss Nichol has done just that with these bright and […]

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Diana Waite - August 21, 2014 - 11:13 am

what beautiful FUN cards!

Dolly - August 21, 2014 - 12:45 pm

SO fabulous Nichol!!
TFS!!

Nicole - August 21, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Wow, LOVE the bright and cheerful cards. Also SO excited for the month brush-scripts!! These are exactly what I have been looking for ;)

Trish - August 21, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Your cards are wonderful, Nicole. I love the happy colors and positive sentiments,perfect for back to school!

Gifts for Teachers

School is coming upon us. Shut the front door. It doesn’t affect me so much these days…having three kids in college…wait…maybe I take that back. It does affect me in other ways due to three college kids in college. Oh the agony of paying for it all…  Okay, so they do help out, but still……..three kids […]

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Ruth G - August 9, 2014 - 5:29 am

Wow! Quick, easy, thoughtful and clever designs! What more could you ask for! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Nashonne - August 9, 2014 - 10:40 am

Absoultely LOVE this idea! Will have to do this for my son’s teacher(s).

yolande k - August 9, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Très jolies petites attetions, Karri ! J’adore !
Bises

blast from the past + fabulous cards + joy in the ordinary

It’s another great big huge honkin’ day here at KBS to help you get ready for National Scrapbook Day. So much going on this week and weekend all over the place, really. And have you heard about the big shindig going on with Big Picture Classes? They are making a world-wide collective effort to showcase […]

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Tammy Davis - April 29, 2014 - 6:55 am

I think I have this exact page in my scrapbook (with my kid’s birthday of course)! This was back in the day that Creative Memories was about all you had to work with!

Robin - April 29, 2014 - 7:48 am

Thank you Kerri.

Sharee - April 29, 2014 - 8:02 am

As always…darling cards made with darling cut files. Thanks Kerri and Laura!

Megan K. - April 29, 2014 - 8:26 am

Thank you for sharing your talent with us! I really like your writing :)

KimS - April 29, 2014 - 9:54 am

We all have those ‘first’ layouts – kudos for you showing yours. I love that we can rejoice in how far we’ve come with our scrapping.

Those cards and your generous freebie really are giving me Silhouette envy….I may end up coming over to the ‘dark side’ soon, Kerri :). And if I do, it will be all your fault, lol!

Pam - April 29, 2014 - 10:20 am

Thanks for sharing … your work is always so awesome!

Sandy Evans - April 29, 2014 - 12:39 pm

thank you for sharing your AWESOME talent.
Sandy from ukiah

Gaby - April 29, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Thanks! love it!

ChristineB - April 29, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Thanks for showing your 1st page! And thanks for the freebies!
You are awesome!

Cindy - April 29, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Thank you Kerri, this is great!

Barbara - April 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Awesome! Thanks again for a freebie!

Nicky H - May 1, 2014 - 8:56 pm

I know what you mean about starting in the infancy! I used to love those annual magazines and HOF magazines!

hello there  • graduate card

You know, it’s been strange this year not having any kids in–the traditional sense of the word–school. You don’t think about the holidays when all the kids are out. Spring break? Yeah, when’s that? No graduations to attend or have your kids go to for their friends. You kind of become oblivious to it all […]

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Bernice J - April 18, 2014 - 8:27 am

This card is great, but how cute would it be to hang a little mini-tassel toward the side off the horizontal piece above the word (it looks so much like the flat part of a mortarboard)on the first card!

hello there  •  hello flip card

I don’t know ’bout you, but I have soooo been enjoying Nichol’s cards this week…and this one is no exception. I love her take on the flip card, especially her adding the white-on-white flower background to it. love. All her touches with the stamps and flowers and such makes this pop in a whole new […]

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Melissa Owen - April 17, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Love the sentiment freebies from the class. Is there a way to purchase those without the class?

Pat - April 17, 2014 - 2:17 pm

I would love to know if these could purchase these too since I didn’t take the class. Thanks.

Kerri - April 17, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Because they are a ‘perk’ of taking the class, they aren’t normally for sale. However, I do recognize that others don’t need or want to take the class so there are two or three times that I offer them for sale…usually around ‘big’ days, like Black Friday/Cyber Monday and others…. You never know what might appear for any big scrapbooking ‘holiday’ that might be coming up soon. ;)

Kimberly O. - April 17, 2014 - 5:01 pm

O.M.G. How did I miss this flip card in the class?! Seriously. I would have bet money that I had completed all the lessons in this class but OBVIOUSLY, I must have missed a few. (How did THAT happen?!) No.. instead I buy a metal die to make this kind of card. Okay, so the die IS cool… but I could have saved myself $30! Oh well, at least I know I have a class or two to catch up on. :)

hello there  •  floopy flower

Our week-long showcase on the Hello There Silhouette card class continues with Nichol’s rendition of this sweet ‘floopy’ flower card. Love the color choices and the stamped sentiment on the banner. All the extra bits and baubles are just icing on the cake. Here’s what Nichol has to say: I added stamping detail to the ‘floopy […]

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Tammy Davis - April 16, 2014 - 12:37 pm

This is beautiful! Love these examples of different ways to use the cut files!

Candy Bryant - April 16, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Aloha Kerri,
I was wondering if it was possible for you to teach us how to make an envelope to fit any size card? Maybe in the new class or a tutorial on the blog. Silhouette wasn’t very helpful when they replied to me to use the scale window?!? I have ruined envelopes and know there must be an easy way to create one. Hugs & Mahalo.

Kerri - April 16, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Hey Candy!
One of the easiest ways to do it is to draw a rectangle the same size as your card and then size your envelope so that that rectangle fits in the designated card-holding space.

I think I did bring that up once in one of my classes…can’t remember which one.

If you’re talking a square card with an already-created rectangle envelope, then you can do the same thing, but then you’d need to worry about making the envelope fit a square space, if that’s what you’re wanting. Sometimes just moving the side handles, changing just the width (or height) to make it more square can work, but that can alter the design of the envelope too. If the points are few in number, you can always grab the points and move them in on each side.

But that first option is a pretty sure-fire way to make sure your card and envelope pretty much match up.

Does that help at all?

hello there  •  paper bag + envelope

Okay, so you may have seen me get confused previously about which designs are my favorite from the Hello There class–and the confusion obviously continues. This paper bag is one of them…too. I can never truly decide. ;) I love Nichol’s use of it here! I love the all the accents she’s added here. And […]

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Sandy R. - April 15, 2014 - 10:44 am

There is such a thing as a clear glitter marker!?!- OooooH!

yolande k - April 15, 2014 - 1:02 pm

C’est sublime, j’adore ! !

hello there  •  week-long showcase

I think that one of my all-time favorite classes here at KBS is the Hello There card class. Okay, maybe it’s a toss-up with Just Add Color and Design Secrets. (We’ll see if Here There Everywhere class takes over as number one eventually. ;) ) The class shows how to create ten fabulous cards that […]

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Connie O. - April 14, 2014 - 7:15 am

Cute cards…Look forward to the rest of the week!

yolande k - April 15, 2014 - 1:05 pm

J’adore l’idée de Nichol, c’est génial !