Bloomin’ Heart Gift Bag

I have really enjoyed using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit and the coordinating stamp set, Bloomin’ Love.  This detailed Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit is quick and easy when you use the Big Shot Die Brush and your Bone Folder.
Bloomin Heart Gift Bag-Birthday Bouquet paper
Bloomin Heart Gift Bag-Perfectly Artistic paperSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643  (Bundle with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit #140818)
Ink:  Rose Red/Lost Lagoon  (Choose ink to coordinate or contrast with your paper)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green/Mossy Meadow
Designer Series Paper:  Birthday Bouquet (striped) #140557
Perfectly Artistic #141021  (Sale-a-Bration product FREE through February 15, 2016 with $50 purchase)
Big Shot:  Bloomin Heart Thinlit #140621 (see Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Tool:  Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Ribbon:  Whisper White 5/8″ Satin #134549
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the green you want to cut with your Heart Thinlit.
2.  Big Shot cutting sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform, Precision Base Plate, card stock, Thinlit with cutting side on card stock, FLAT cutting plate (this makes a huge difference!!).  Run through your Big Shot at least once, twice if it didn’t cut all the way.  If you can peel off around the Heart, then it cut all the way.  If not, just stick down and run through again making sure everything is lined up properly.
3.  Take your Thinlit and card stock and place them on the Big Shot Die Brush foam pad and firmly roll the Die Brush over the Heart Thinlit.  You can run the Dir Brush over both sides if you need to.    The goal is to get most of the excess card stock to separate from the rest of the card stock.  When you get an edge so it peels up you can peel up the rest.  If it is a little stubborn, you can slide your Bone Folder between the card stock and the Thinlit.  This should separate the piece that you want from all the little pieces you don’t want.
4.  Choose the ink color(s) for your Flowers.  I used the solid ones from the stamp set.  Pay attention to the little points on the stamps and put those so they face the same direction.  These will help you line up the Flower Thinlits tabs so you can get the Thinlit lined up with the stamped image more quickly.  You will need two large flowers and three small flowers.  Stamp and cut out with your Big Shot.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the flowers and on the back of the Heart in the flower area.  Attach the Flowers to the Thinlit.
6.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 6″ x 12″.  Make a Large Gift Bag.  Watch This Video to show you how.  Just make your score lines on the “L”.  Punch holes on each line that is the side of the Back and Front.  Skip the center pleat lines.  Make sure and punch holes at both edges too.
7.  Now attach your Heart Thinlit.  You can hold a Clear E Block inside so you have a flat surface to press against while attaching your Heart.  If you think ahead, you can do this when your bag is flat.  The Bag Front has a pleated side on both sides.  You score the Bag Back first.
8.  Put in your treat or small gift now.
9.  If you punched accurately, you can pinch your sides together and see all the way through the holes.  This means you only have to thread your ribbon through holes on the left and then on the right (or reversed).  If you are not so lucky, pinch the front half of the side together and thread the ribbon through, then the back half of the same side and thread the ribbon through.  Repeat with the other side.
10.  Pull your ribbon tight and tie a bow.  Trim the ribbon ends.  You can add a tag if you want.  Your Bloon’ Heart Gift Bag is now ready to give to someone special.

Happy Heart Making!
Nendy Kerr

Reindeer Baker’s Box

This quick and easy Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Baker’s Box is perfect for Christmas treat and gift-giving.  Punch and glue and you are done.
Rudolph Baker's BoxSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Basic Black OR Early Espresso for eyes
Early Espresso for antlers
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Punches:  1/4″ Circle Punch  #134364
1/2″ Circle Punch  #119869
Bird Builder  #117191
Tree Builder  #138295
Other:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape (to assemble box)
Red Striped 1/8″ Ribbon #139615
Home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut out and assemble the Baker’s Box.  Watch this Video for more detailed cutting and assembly instructions.
2.  Punch and cut out all the parts.  Attach with Tombow Glue.
~Bird Builder Punch:  2 Crumb Cake Wings for Rudolph’s ears.  Attach to the top front as shown.
~Tree Builder Punch:  2 Early Espresso Trees for antlers.  Attach inside the top back positioned as shown.
~1/2″ Circle Punch:  2 Whisper White for Eyes.
~1/4″ Circle Punch:  2 Basic Black OR Early Espresso for Eyes.  Glue both eye parts together and then attach to box.
~Nose options:  Large Red Enamel Dot OR 1/4″ Red Circle.  Attach just above fold.
~1/4″ x 10″ Red Glimmer Paper for collar.  Attach just above the middle of the lower box.
3.  Tie closed with 1/8″ Red Striped Ribbon.

Happy Christmas Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Square Pillow Box Snowman

This fun Square Pillow Box Snowman is the perfect size to put treats or small gifts.  He is also fairly quick to make.
Square Pillowbox SnowmanSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Basic Black
Tangelo Twist or other orange for “nose”
Real Red
Big Shot:  Square Pillowbox Framelits #139657
Punches:  3/4″ Circle #119873
1/2″ Circle  #119869
Punch Corner Rounder  #135346
Petite Petals #133322
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut two Square Pillowboxes from Thick Whisper White card stock.  I just fold a sheet of card stock in half and cut both at the same time.  Assemble your Square Pillowbox.    Watch this Video if you need instructions on cutting and basic assembly.
2.  Punching and Cutting:
~Eyes.  Two Basic Black 3/4″ Circles Punch
~Mouth:  Five Basic Black 1/2″ Circles Punch
~Flower: Real Red Petite Petal Punch
~Nose:  Free hand cut.  The center edge is 1-1/4″ and the point is 2-1/4″ but 2″ would have been better.
~Hat Brim: 1″ x 5″
~Hat Top:  2-1/4″ x 3″
3.  Assembly:
~Glue the Hat Brim to the Hat Top overlapping about 1/2″ or so.  Round the top two corners of the Hat Top with your Corner Punch.  Add the Flower and the Iced Rhinestone to the side of the Hat as shown.
~Position the eyes and mouth circles and the “nose” where you want them.  Glue in place.  Use either a Chalk Marker OR Signo White Gel Pen to make the marks on the eyes.
4.  Fill with either treats or a gift.

Merry Christmas Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Gift Bag Punch Board Video

Do you have some smaller gifts to give this year?  Make your OWN small Gift Bag in just a few minutes using the Gift Bag Punch Board, some adhesive, and some ribbon or Baker’s Twine!  It takes less time to make your OWN Gift Bag than to watch this video!!

This video is 12 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Card Stock or Paper cut at 10″ long for a Small bag, 11″ long for a Medium Bag, and 12″ long for a Large Bag.  Cut the paper 1-1/4″ taller than you want the finished Bag height to be.  For example:  a 6″ tall piece of paper will make a Bag about 4-3/4″ high.
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape
Ribbon or Baker’s Twine if desired

TIPS:
1.  Score along the 10″, 11″ or 12″ side of the paper at 1-1/4″ with either your Gift Bag Punch Board or other scoring device.
2.  Remember to Punch first, then Score.
~a. Start at the Start Line. Punch then score at the S, M, OR L  line depending on the length of your paper.  10″ long=Small.  11″ long=Medium.  12″ long=Large.  This will be the Back of your Gift Bag.
~b. Move your Score Line to the Start Line.  Punch.  Now score the side of your bag: Left side of Triangle, line down the Center of Triangle, Right side of Triangle, then the Side Line.  These 4 Score lines make the side of the Bag with the Pleat.
~c. Move the Side Score Line (the furthest to the Right) to the Start Line.  Punch.  Now score the S, M, OR L  line  to form the Front of your Bag.
~d.  Repeat Step 2b to make another Side and form the Tab for the adhesive.  Trim off the the flap part of the Tab.  Check the diagram on the Punch Board to made sure your project looks the same.
3.  Place adhesive on edge of Bottom Flaps:  Front facing up:  both Sides and Back flaps and side Tab. Turn over so the inside is facing up and put adhesive on the Front flap.  Fold in the sides first, then the Back, then the Front.  Use your Scoring Tool to press down the adhesive.
4.  Optional Ribbon Holes.  Punch the end, then each side of the Front and Back.  DO NOT punch the center lines of the Sides.

Happy Gift Bag Making!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Halloween Pumpkin Treat Holder

Need a last minute Halloween Treat Holder?  Make this Halloween Pumpkin Treat Holder in just a few minutes.  Put your treats in a cello bag and attach it inside this Jack O’Lantern.
Halloween Pumpkin Treat HolderSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Tangelo Twist
Basic Black
Garden Green
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906 (for smile)
Tree #135859 (for eyes and nose)  You can also just hand cut the eyes and nose.
Banner #133519 (for stem)
Bird Builder #117191 (for Vine)
1/8″ Handheld Circle #134365
Other:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags #102757
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card stock at 3-1/4″ x 7″ and 3-1/4″ x 9″.  Score the 7″ piece at 2″ on one end.  Score the 9″ piece at 2″ on both ends.  Fold Score Lines.  Glue together a 2″ section of each piece together to form the bottom of your Treat Holder.  Fold the top 2″ tab over to the Back.  Hold the top pieces together and punch two 1/8″ holes through all layers for your Baker’s Twine.  Now thread your Baker’s Twine through.  You have the hard part done.
2.  Punch:
~three Festive Trees from Basic Black card stock.  Trim two down to size for the eyes and the last one even shorter for the nose.
~half of a  2-1/2″ Circle from Basic Black card stock.  Cut notches as desired for teeth.
~Banner  from Garden Green for stem
~Leaves from the Bird Builder punch for the vine from Garden Green card stock.
3.  Glue all your punched pieces on.
4.  Fill your Cellophane Bag with Treats and close.  Use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to hold the bag inside your Jack O’Lantern.

Happy Halloween!
Nendy Kerr

File Tab Candy Holder

Do you need a quick and easy candy holder for Halloween?  This one uses the File Tab Edgelits to make the candy holder.  Try making one for a special Trick or Treater!
Hershey's Miniature Candy Bar HolderSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  A Little Something
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black card stock
Big Shot:  File Tabs Edgelits #133729
Punches:  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
Other:  Happy Haunting Washi Tape #139608
Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine
Glue Dots
Dimenensionals
3 Hershey Miniature Candy Bars

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Score at 2-1/2″ and 2-3/4″ along the 5-1/2″ side.
2.  Cut the 4″ sides with your File Tab Edgelits & Big Shot.  I put a Tab on each side.
3.  Stamp Trick or Treat in Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.  Punch a 203/8″ Basic Black Scallop Circle.  Layer together with Dimensionals.  Tie a bow with Baker’s Twine and attach it with a Glue Dot.
4. Attach three Hershey’s Miniature Candy Bars to the inside above the score line with Glue Dots.
5.  Use Washi Tape to hold the sides closed.
6.  Attach the Scallop Circles to one side with Dimensionals.
7.  Give to a special Trick or Treater.  You can also make more for your Halloween party.

Happy Halloween!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Joy Mini Treat Bag Video

Here is a video showing you the basic steps in making a Mini Treat Bag.  There are also five differently embellished Mini Treat Bags to show you some of the variety you can get using this one Thinlit set.  Have fun creating your own Mini Treat Bags!

This video is 6 minutes and 38 seconds.

Note:  I was trying to add links to my video at the end.  I hope to figure out what I need to do soon and change it.

BASIC SUPPLIES
Big Shot &  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547
Tear & Tape Adhesive OR Fast Fuse

ADDITIONAL  SUPPLIES USED IN VIDEO:
Paper: Winter Wonderland Speciality Designer Series Paper #139588
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Big Shot:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851
Other:  3/8″ Gold Glitter Ribbon #139614
Glue Dots (to hold ribbon in place)
Tombow Glue (for Joy)

Happy Mini Treat Bag Making!
Nendy Kerr

Spooky Spider Halloween Mini Treat Bag

Have fun making this Spooky Halloween Treat Bag with a Punch Art Spider.  It is pretty quick and easy to make.  Check back Monday for a video on making the Mini Treat Bag.
Spooky Spider Halloween Mini Treat BagSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  And Many More  Wood #134273, Clear #134276
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Tangelo Twist
Blackberry Bliss
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper #139584
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits v#137547
Seasonal Frame Thinlits #139658
Punches:  1/2″ Circle
3/4″ Circle
Word Window
Other:  Spider Web Doilies  #139622
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Dimensionals

TIPS:
1.  Cut out Mini Treat Bag from a 6″ x 12″ piece of Happy Haunting paper.  Assemble with the Tear & Tape Adhesive.
2.  Attach the Spider Web Doily with a few Glue Dots.
3.  Stamp Happy Halloween with Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Put half Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Cut the Spooky out of Tangelo Twist card stock with your Big Shot and the Seasonal Frame Framelits.
5.  Spider from Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Use Tombow to glue parts together.
~Head= 1/2″ Circle Punch
~Body= 3/4″ Circle Punch
~8 Legs = sliver of 3/4″ Circle Punch.
6.  Lay out the pieces on top of the Spider Web Doily.  Attach Happy Halloween and Spider with Dimensionals.  Attach Spooky with Tombow Glue.
7.  Put in a treat for someone special.

Happy Halloween Treat Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Autumn Mini Treat Bag Thank You

There is always someone to thank and be grateful for having in your life.  Make this fun little Mini Treat Bag and put something in it to show you care.
Thanks Mini Treat BagSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  A Little Something  Wood #132827, Clear #139830
Perpetual Calendar  Photopolymer #137167
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Pumpkin Pie
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547
Punch:  Label Bracket #132153
1/8″ Circle Punch #134365
Other:  Expressions Natural Elements #138395
Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine
Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS
1.  Cut out your Mini Treat Bag from So Saffron card stock cut at 6″ x 11″.  Fold all tabs.  You can either stamp now or later.  I wish I would have stamped after step 3 when the Treat Bag was assembled and the Belly Band was on, OR that I would have stamped over the fold lines.
2.  Assemble by attaching the back flap to the front with adhesive.  Then connect the center back with adhesive.  Last fold up the bottom flap and attach with adhesive.
3.  Cut your Cajun Craze Belly Band at 1-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Center in the front and fold both sides back.  Attach the back sides together with adhesive.  Stamp now if desired.
4.  Use Tombow to attach your “Thanks” to the Belly Band.
5.  Stamp “Grateful for you” in Cajun Craze ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Punch out with the Label Bracket Punch.  Punch a 1/8″ hole at the top and thread your Baker’s Twine through the hole, around the Belly Band, and then back through the hole.  Tie your bow.  Adjust the position of the Baker’s Twine and Label Bracket tag.
6.  Add some goodies or a fun little gift and give to someone special.

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Boo Box

Make this cute Halloween Version of the Baker’s Box using the Howl-O-Ween Treat Bundle.  It is quick and easy.  Let your children try decorating one for themselves!
Boo! Baker's BoxSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set + Boo To You Framelits  Wood #140839, Clear #140840
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Markers for Owl:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Happy Haunting Washi Tape #139608
Into the Woods 3/6″ Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon #139612
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Watch this video for instructions on making the Baker’s Box.
2.  Wrap Washi Tape around the lower edge of the box about 1/8″ above the bottom.
3.  Stamp the Witch’s Hat in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.
4.  Cut the BOO! out of Basic Black card stock with the Framelit and your Big Shot and Glue onto the top front of your BOO! Box.
5.  Color your Owl stamp with Markers:  Black for the eye centers, Tangerine Tango for the claws/feet (and color in the beak after you stamp), Chocolate Chip for the owl body and wings.  Remember to open your mouth wide and breathe moist air onto your stamp several times to remoisten the ink.  Stamp.  Then cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  I used Tombow to glue the body to the box front.  I did NOT put Tombow on the Owl head above the black eye dots!
6.  Fill with treats or a small gift and tie closed with about 10″ of ribbon.

Happy Halloween Treats!
Nendy Kerr

Square Pillowbox Video

This fun Square Pillowbox Thinlit makes a great small gift or treat holder.  It will be available on September 1st, 2015 when the Holiday Catalog goes live.
Square Pillowbox ThinlitThis video is almost 9 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  A Little Something  Wood #139827, Clear #139830 (Bundle with Square Pillowbox Thinlit  Wood #140858, Clear #140859)
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush
Tangelo Twist
Big Shot:  Square Pillowbox Thinlit #139657 (Bundles – see Stamp Sets)
Woodland 6″ x 6″ embossing folder #139673
Other:  Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive  OR Fast Fuse OR Tombow Glue

Happy Pillowbox Making!
Nendy Kerr

Envelope Liner Box

Have you been wondering if you can do something different with your Envelope Liner Framelits?  This video shows you how to make a gift box with them!  Have fun making boxes for many occasions!

This video is just a little less than 9 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Perpetual Birthday Calendar Photopolymer #137167
Num Num  Wood #134141, Clear #134144
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Envelope Liner Framelits #132172
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape #138995

TIPS:
NOTE:  You can click on the supplies with numbers above and go to My Online Store to that item to purchase it.  Remember to UNCHECK “No Contact” so you can start earning Reward Points.
1.  Cut your card stock for the smallest box into 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Stack and cut out two layers at a time.  You will need four Envelope Liners for each box.
2.  For each Envelope Liner:
~Score one side and cut off the other side.  Just make sure you do these the same for EACH Envelope Liner.
~Score 3/8″ along the bottom of each Envelope Liner.  Cut out the little square.
~Put adhesive on the scored side tab.
3.  Measure between the cut line and the score line to determine how big to cut your square box bottom.  Put Tear & Tape around the inside edges of your box bottom.
4.  You can stamp each box side individually or after you have attached them together and they are still laying flat.  Stamp the inside flaps if desired.
5.  After the sides are attached and flat, score along the flaps so they will fold down easily.  Use the groove on your paper trimmer or Simply Scored Board to help you get your score line straight.
6.  Form the box by attaching the last side tab to the side as shown in the video.
7.  Fold all bottom tabs and attach to the box bottom squaring up all sides.
8.  Either fold the top flaps as shown OR you can fold them down onto the side of the box and attach each flap to the box side with a Dimensional.

Happy Box Making!
Nendy Kerr

Embossed Baker’s Box Video

This is a fun little Baker’s Box you can use to hold a small gift or some treats.  This one is for treats.

This video is 8 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  You’re So Sweet
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red Cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.
Whisper White
Window Sheet  #114323 cut 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Other:  White Jute Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine
Parchment or Wax Paper
Toothpick
Tombow Glue
Scissors
Tear & Tape Adhesive OR Fast Fuse

TIPS:
1.  Cut each piece of card stock for the Baker’s Box one at a time.
2.  Use either Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape Adhesive for the Baker’s Box side tabs and bottom.  Use Glue Dots or Tombow Glue for the “Yum”.

Happy Gift or Treat Giving!

All About Sugar Fry Box

There is always someone you can give a treat or small gift to and the Fry Box Bigz Die combined with the All About Sugar stamp set makes the perfect container that is also quick and easy to make!
Fry Box + All About SugarSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  All About Sugar Photopolymer #138684, French #140042, Bundled with Fry Box Bigz L Die (English) #140221
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White #140272
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966 (also see Bundle above)
Other:  Tear & Tape Adhesive #138995
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Place on your Fry Box die.  Put a cutting plate under and on top.  Run through your Big Shot.  Fold all score lines.
2.  Lay your box flat on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat so your stamps will stamp properly with a good impression.  Use your folded score lines to help position your stamps.  Use Real Red ink to stamp the striped stamp three times:  on the front of the short side, and on both sides of the tall side.  Now stamp “Enjoy! on the back inside (so you will be able to see it from the front).
3.  Stamp “Sweet Treats” in Real Red ink on Thick Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Use Dimensionals to attach it to the front of your Fry Box.
4. Crease all straight score lines with a Bone Folder.  Crease the rounded score lines with your fingers.
5.  Add Tear & Tape Adhesive to the inside of the front tabs.  Attach to back tabs making sure the bottom of the tabs line up straight.
6.  Now add treats!  You can add them loose or use a 4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bag and some ribbon or twine to keep everything from spilling.

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Mini Treat Bag made with the NEW Envelope Paper

We made this Mini Treat Bag at my Sneak Peek Class using the NEW Envelope Paper!  It is quick and easy and perfect for last minute gift and treat giving including Father’s Day.
Envelope Paper Treat BagSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  You’re So Sweet  Wood #138862, Clear #139440, French #140180 (Bundle-Stamp Set and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits:  Wood Bundle #140216,  Clear Bundle #140217, French Bundle #140218)
Ink:  Mint Macaron #138326
Paper:  2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper  #138312
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547  (See Bundles above)
Other:  White 1-1/4″ Jute Ribbon #137904
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL double-sided adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the color and pattern of paper you want to use.  I chose Mint Macaron.  If you are using the striped paper choose the way you want your stripes to go.  If you want them up and down like mine, then cut your paper 6″ x 12″ with the stripes 12″ long.  The zigzag part of the Thinlit is the top of the bag.
2.  Now cut out the Mini Treat Bag using the Thinlit.  Make sure the zigzag bag top is positioned so your stripes will be going up and down.  Cut out both bag pieces.
3.  Fold your Treat Bag pieces on the score lines.  Check to see if any of the score lines tore.  If they did, the put a piece of regular tape on the inside of the bag over the torn score line OR you could put coordinating Washi Tape on the outside to cover the torn score line.
4.  Decide whether the bottom flap will be inside or outside the bag.  If it will be on the inside than fold up the flap and put your Fast Fuse on the striped side.  If it will be on the outside, then put your adhesive on the solid color AFTER the rest of the bag is put together.
5.  Put Fast Fuse on the striped side of the tab  and on the edge of the small bag half.  Line up the side and bottom.  Now attach the tab to the large side edge.  Lay the small side flat and overlap the back of the larger back piece.
6.  If your flap is going on the outside, add your adhesive now and fold it up.
7.  Stamp your sentiment in the same color ink as your paper.  Cut it out by hand.  Optional:  Stamp your image twice.  Cut out the inside with the coordinating Framelit included with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit set.  You will still have to hand cut the larger outside bottom layer, but this will add a nice layered dimension to your Treat Bag.
8.  Cut your Ribbon the desired length with the ends cut diagonal as desired.  Attach with a strip or two of SNAIL or Fast Fuse on the back of the Ribbon behind where the Stamped image will cover it.  Add your Stamped and cut out image with either Fast Fuse or Dimensionals.
9.  Put a small treat or gift inside and give to someone.

Happy Treat and Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Hamburger Boxes for Guys-Single and Double-wide

Every Wednesday until Father’s Day there will be something you can give to your Guy for either Father’s Day or other occasions.  Today will feature the Hamburger Box XL Bigz Die.  You can make either a single-wide one OR you can tweak it and make a double-wide box.
Hamburger Treat Box for Guys

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Num-Num Wood #134141, Clear #134144
Blue Ribbon Wood #131964, Clear #125981
Guy Greetings Wood #138825, Clear #138828, Photopolymer #137178
Ink:  Choose ink to coordinate with your card stock.
Pacific Point
Marina Mist
Card Stock:  single wide:  Marina Mist
double wide:  Pacific Point
Big Shot:  Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die #133724
Extended Cutting Pads #113478
Punches:  Note Tag #135860
Modern Label #119849
Other:  Ribbon or Thick Baker’s Twine of your choice
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse, Sticky Strip, OR Glue Dots
Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the color of card stock you want and decide if you are making a single or double-wide box.
2.  Get your card stock ready.
~Single-Wide:  Cut your card stock 6″ x 11″.
~Double-Wide:  Fold your 8-1/2″ x 11″ in half so you have a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece.
3.  Lay your card stock on the Hamburger Box Die.
~Single-Wide:  Lay your card stock on the Die covering the box cut lines.
~Double-Wide:  Lay the fold of your card stock along the crease line furthest from the edge of your card stock edge and the open edges close to the edge of the die.  Make sure the fold does NOT cross over the crease line.
Double-Wide Hamburger Box instructions4.  Cut your card stock.  Put an Extended Cutting Plate under your die and on top of your card stock.  Run through your Big Shot.
4a.  If you want to stamp directly on the card stock do so now.
5.  Fold on all Score lines.  (Double Wide:  Unfold your card stock first, then fold all the score lines.  Run your Bone Folder along the center crease line to flatten it out.)
6.  Instead of folding all the pleat lines, I cut one side and then put the adhesive along the score line.  I have shown where I cut and put on the adhesive.
7.  Attach the triangles matching the score line with the box edge.  Repeat until all the triangles are attached.  Now attach the “Front” tab to the edge.  There are tabs that stick out on the bottom.  There are small slits on the top front to slide them through and hold the top and bottom together.
8.  Now you can decorate your box.
~I put some ribbon on the double-wide by putting sticky strip to cover the center crease line, as shown.  I used about 20 inches of ribbon and trimmed some off after tying it in a knot.
~Single Wide:  I used Thick Baker’s Twine.  Put a Glue Dot at the center back and at the ends (where the Sticky Strip ends in the example.)  You will need to either roll or scrunch the Glue Dot so it is all the way under the Baker’s Twine so it won’t stick to things.
9.  Stamp the sentiment or image you want to put on top.  Attach to the box with either Dimensionals or Glue Dots.
10.  Put in a treat or gift and give to your guy.

Happy Box Making!
Nendy Kerr

Decorated Treat Container

I took dinner to a friend last week.  Her husband is having some health challenges so the meal was healthy, but I also wanted to take them a little treat.  I bought these Diamond Daily Mini Cups from WalMart last Fall and thought these would be the perfect size for a few M&Ms.  I used the Starburst Sayings stamp set and the Starburst Framelits to decorate the lids.
Small Decorated Treat CupsSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings  Wood #133182, Clear #133185,
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Inks:  Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  Starburst Framelits #132967
Other:  Diamond Daily Mini Cups, Multipurpose
M&Ms candy from your local store
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Fill cups with candy.
2.  Choose the stamp that fits on the lid.  I chose “You Make the World a Better Place.”  Stamp in the desired colors to match the candy.  Cut out using the coordinating size Starburst Framelit.  Attach to lid with Glue Dots.


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M&M Bunny

Make this fun Candy Bunny with the 1″ x 8″ cello bag and 24 M&Ms.  Add some Baker’s Twine and a Circle Punch face for a quick and easy Bunny Treat.
M&M Easter Bunny

SUPPLIES:
Markers:  Basic Black
Blushing Bride
Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar
Punch:  1-3/8″ Circle Punch  #119860
Other:  1″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag #124134
Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine  #135637
24 M&Ms in your choice of color(s) from your local store
1″ x 10″ piece of Printer Paper scored down the middle at 1/2″ x 10″.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Fold your Printer Paper in half and insert into the 1″ x 8″ Cello Bag.  This will make your M&Ms go in quickly and easily if you insert them inside the folded paper.  Try to keep them all going the same direction and close the top carefully over the top M&M.  Tight, but not super tight.
2.  Get your Baker’s Twine ready.  I probably used 6-8″.  I cut it after I had tied the Bow.  Count 5 M&Ms from each end and place these ends next to each other.  These will be the Bunny Ears.  Tie your Baker’s Twine between the 5th and 6th M&Ms on each end.  Tie tightly so the Bunny Ears separate some.  I tied a knot, then a bow.
3.  Punch your 1-3/8″ Baked Brown Sugar Circle.  Draw on the Face with Markers:  Eyes with Basic Black, Nose with Blushing Bride, Mouth and whiskers with Basic Black fine tip.
4.  Round out the M&Ms under the ears.  Attach your Bunny Face with Glue Dots.
5.  Make this quick Bunny Treat for your family and friends.

Happy Easter!
Nendy Kerr

Bunny Treat Box

This Tiny Treat Box decorated with a Punch Art Bunny is ready for Easter or a Spring Treat or small gift.  It is pretty quick to make.  Just two punches and two Markers to make it.  Yes, I did draw on the face.  You can use the Owl Punch for eyes if you want or use googly eyes.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.  You can even let the children draw the face themselves.  It will be cute whoever draws it!
Bunny Box

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood #128748, Clear #127802
And Many More  Wood #134273,  Clear #134276
Ink:  Black StazOn
Markers:  Basic Black
Blushing Bride
Punches”  1-3/4″ Circle  #119850
Large Oval  #119855
Other:  Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon #114319
Silver Ribbon  #132137
Fast Fuse
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Punch one 1-3/4″ Circle and two Large Ovals from Whisper White card stock.
2.  Color the pink parts of the Large Oval ears with your Blushing Bride Marker.
3.  Draw the eyes with your Basic Black Marker.  Draw your triangle nose with your Blushing Bride Marker.  Now draw you mouth and whiskers with the fine tip of your Basic Black Marker.
4.  Put Glue Dots on the bottom front of each ear and attach to the back of your Bunny Head.  If desired, tie a small bow with Silver Ribbon (or another color) and attach to your Bunny as a Bow Tie.
5.  Stamp the Sentiments on the top flap of your Tiny Treat Box.
6.  Measure 6″ of Organza Ribbon cutting the ends at an angle if desired.  Attach to your Tiny Treat Box sides and back with Fast Fuse.  I did fold my box to make sure which side was the front.  It is easier to put the Ribbon on the box when it is flat.
7.  Since the Bunny Head will make it hard to open your box, fold a 3″ piece of Organza Ribbon in half and staple to the lid flap of your box.
8.  Assemble your box:  The flap with the “U”, the sides, then tuck in the long flap.  Flatten from the inside if necessary.  You can put your treats or small gift in now.
9.  Now use Fast Fuse or Glue Dots to attach your Bunny to the front of your Tiny Treat Box.

Happy Easter!
Nendy Kerr

Butterfly Berry Basket

I just LOVE this Berry Basket Die and the Butterfly Thinlits and decided to use them together.  This is a pretty quick and easy project.  The hardest part is choosing the colors.
Butterfly Berry Basket

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
You can also use Vanilla Coaster Board if you need a heavy-weight Basket.
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz Die #137366
Butterflies Thinlits Dies #137360
Other:  Baker’s Twine
Sticky Strip Adhesive.  You can also use Tombow Glue and/or Staples

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note:  If you want to use Designer Series Paper I would recommend using either Tombow Glue or Transfer sheets to adhere it to either Card Stock OR Coaster Board.  
1.  Choose the card stock color for your Berry Basket.  I chose Wisteria Wonder.  Cut your card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.
2.  Stack both pieces of card stock on top of your Berry Basket die.  Put a cutting plate under the die and one cutting plate on top of the card stock, then run through your Big Shot.
3.  Take the two large pieces and fold on the score lines.  Line them up so you will know where to put the Sticky Strip.  I put it next to the line punch outs as shown.  Notice how the pieces are folded.  You can also put the Sticky Strip along the top outside edges now.  You can also use Tombow Glue to attach the bottom pieces together.
4.  Make your Basket Top.  Decide which long pieces you will put around the top of your basket – the scalloped or the straight.  I used the scalloped pieces along the top of the basket and the straight one for the handle.  Take the pieces that will go along the top of the basket and fold the score lines.  Put a small piece of Sticky Strip on the small tabs and attach both pieces so they form a square.
Berry Basket Sticky Strip Placement5.  Now to attach your Basket to your Basket Top.  Lay your Basket flat so the outside is showing.  You can use either Sticky Strip or Tombow Glue OR Staples.  Make sure the Basket side is centered between the Basket Top score lines.
5a.  Sticky Strip.  Put Sticky Strip on the end of each Basket side so you can attach the Basket Top you made in Step 4.  Stand your Basket up. You can either have it upright or upside down when attaching the Basket top.  Choose the direction you think will be easiest.  I like upright, but others like upside down.  The results are the same.  Remove the Red lining on one side and attach it to your Basket making sure the tops align.  Now do the opposite side, the the other sides, one at a time.  Your basic Basket is done!
5b.  Tombow Glue.  Put a line of Tombow Glue along the first top edge.  Attach the Basket Top aligning the top edges.  You might want to use clothespins or paper clips to hold them together until they are dry.  Now do the opposite side the same way, then each of the remaining sides always making sure the tops align.
5c.  Staples.  Using staples to attach the pieces is the quickest and very trendy!  Center the Basket side on the Basket Top.  Staple at each corner of the Basket side.  Repeat with the remaining sides.
6.  Optional Basket Handle.  You can use an extra Basket Top part to make your Handle.  Attach with either a Brad (if you want it to move), or Sticky Strip, Tombow Glue, or Glue Dots.
7.  Decorate as desired.  I cut out two Elegant Eggplant Butterflies with the Thinlits and parchment paper.  Cut out just one Butterfly at a time.  I glued a 3″ piece of Baker’s Twine (about 1-2″ – 3/4″ Baker’s Twine on each Butterfly) connecting the two butterflies and waited a bit for it to dry.  Then I looped the Baker’s Twine and Butterflies over the handle and added a bit more Tombow Glue and glued the Butterflies together.  I held the Butterfly centers together for a few seconds and left them to dry.  When dry you can let them hang from any part of the handle.
8.  Fill as desired.  You can use a cello bag filled with goodies.  You can use crumpled tissue paper, Easter grass, or other light-weight filling and place the treats or gifts on top.  There are so many fun ways to fill this Berry Basket!

Happy Basket Making!
Nendy Kerr