Valentine Tiny Treat Boxes

Do you like giving little treats or gifts to others?  The Tiny Treat Boxes are the perfect size for a small treat or gift such as earrings or other small jewelry.  They can easily be decorated for any occasion.  These are decorated for Valentine’s Day or could be used for an Anniversary.  They would also make great Party Favor Boxes.
Valentine Tiny Treat Boxes

BOX 1:  YOU + ME
You Plus Me stamp set wood# 137133  clear#138594  Toi Plus Moi #138488  Tu Y Yo #138485
Real Red ink pad

You Plus Me stamp set (see above)
Real Red ink pad
Whisper White card stock
Paper Snips or scissors
Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape #133000

Silver or Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Confetti Hearts Border Punch #137415
Real Red card stock  1-3/4″ x about 8-1/4″
Pink Pirouette card stock  1-1/4″ x about 8-1/4″
Fast Fuse adhesive OR Tombow Glue

Happy Gift Box Decorating!
Nendy Kerr

January Stamp Class Projects

I held my Monthly Stamp Class yesterday.  We had fun making these cards and decorating the Tiny Treat Boxes.
Stamp Class projects

The Instructions for the Pirate card and the Tiny Treat Boxes will be my next two posts.

The Instructions for making the card with the Three Hearts and the card with the Flowers are on the FREE Site for My Newsletter Subscribers.  Sign up for my Newsletter on the right side bar or HERE.  You will receive an email with a registration link so you will have access to all the Newsletter Projects for several years.

Happy Stamping and Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

For You Gift Bag with NEW Thinlit

New Catalog Sneak Peek!Have you ever wanted a little bag made from patterned paper or plain card stock?  Now is your chance with this NEW Mini Treat Bag Thinlit!  You can choose the paper and stamps to coordinate with the card or gift!  I am SO Excited for this!  The “For You” and the Banner shape are also included for a total of TEN items to cut out in addition to the two parts of the bag.  Enjoy!
Mini Treat Bag

Card Stock:  Designer Series Paper or card stock for your Mini Treat Bag
Basic Gray for Banner die cut
Pistachio Pudding for the “For You” die cut
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies #137547
Other:  Sticky Strip
SNAIL, Fast Fuse, or Tombow
Whisper White 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon #134567
Paper Snips (optional)

1.  Cut the two parts of your Mini Treat Bag out of your Designer Series Paper (DSP) OR card stock of your choice.  Cut out any other desired shapes and words at this time using coordinating colors of card stock to match your DSP.
2.  Put Sticky Strip along the tab score line on the smaller section and also on the other edge with the side you want to see facing so you can see it.  Attach this section to the larger section at the side Tab.  I figured out the placement BEFORE removing the Sticky Strip red backing.  DO NOT  finish attaching the other side just yet!
3.  Decide now whether you want the bottom tab on the outside or inside of your bag.
3a.  If you want your bottom Tab on the Inside of your bag:  Put the Sticky Strip on the front side and outer edge of your bottom Tab.  Remove the Sticky Strip backing from both the side edge and the bottom Tab.  Fold up the Bottom Tab and then close the back of your Bag.
3b.  If you want the bottom Tab on the Outside of your bag:  Close the back of your bag.  You will need to trim the bottom of you bag just a little so the bottom Tab will fold up nicely.  Then add Sticky Strip to the inside edge of your bottom Tab and fold it up.
4.  Now to decorate it!  Tie some ribbon around it so it is on tight enough to stay on by itself.  If it needs help staying on use a Glue Dot or two under the knot.
5.  Attach your die cuts.
6.  Fill with treats, a small card, some cash, or a gift card.
7.  You have a gift bag ready is less than 5 minutes!

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Punch Art Santa Candy Bar Wrapper

This fun Punch Art Santa and wrapped candy bar was made by Karen Bouchikas.  She said I could share it on my blog with you.  Enjoy!
Punch Art Santa on Candy Bar

Candy Bar of your choice.  This one is about 2-1/4″ x 6″ x 1/4″ thick
Designer Series Paper to wrap it.  Cut the paper so it overlaps in back about 1/2″ to 1″.  Wrap it loose enough so the candy bar can come out.
Ribbon to tie around it and hold the candy bar in the wrapper until you are ready to eat your treat.  Tie it so it can slide off kind of easily.

Punch Art Santa Claus-diagramSanta Supplies:
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Pink Pirouette
Basic Black
Punches & Framelits-Working from bottom to top layers:
Hat:  Real Red use half of Mustache Framelit #133741
Hat Pom Pom:  Whisper White Boho Blossom Punch #119858
Hat Fur:  Whisper White Scallop Oval Punch #119856
Face:  Pink Pirouette Large Oval Punch #119855
Mustache:  Whisper White Builder Bird Punch  #117191 -Punch two wings
Eyes:  Basic Black 1/4″ Handheld Punch  #134364
Nose:  Pink Pirouette 1/4″ Handheld Punch
Beard:  Whisper White 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854  Put behind the face and mustache
Other:  White Gel Pen  #105021 for the white “comma” mark on each eye.
Tombow Glue
Adhesive Remover to erase the glue mess from your fingers and hands.  Yes, it works really well!
Dimensionals to attach your Santa to the candy bar wrapper you made.

Happy Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Curvy Turkey Box

Here is a Punch Art Curvy Keepsakes Turkey Box just in time for Thanksgiving!  It is fairly easy with a printout to use for the front of the Turkey and the wings.  The print out uses MDS Harvest of Thanks stamp brush set which is enlarged to fit the size of the Curvy Keepsakes box.
Curvy Box Turkey

Printout of Turkey body and wings
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits dies #135853
Feathers Framelits Dies #135852
Other:  Fast Fuse Adhesive
Paper Snips
Bone Folder
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Chocolate Chip card stock in half:  two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Make your Big Shot sandwich:  Magnetic Platform (OR Multipurpose Platform with tabs closed), cutting plate, both pieces of card stock-stacked, Curvy Keepsake Box Die, top cutting plate.  Run thought Big Shot.  Watch this VIDEO for more details on making a Basic Curvy Keepsake Box.  Fold up and close your Box.  It makes it easier to add the pieces in the correct position.
Curvy Box Turkey - Top View
2.  Print up the Turkey Body and Wings page onto Whisper White card stock or 24 pound white printer paper.  (Printer paper used here.)  Cut out the Turkey Bodies.  Lay the Curvy Box on its side so the handle is parallel to the table.  Lay one Turkey Body under the Curvy Box in the position you want it.  Draw a line where the Turkey Body meets the Curvy Box.  Fold on the line you drew.  Add a 1/4″ tab to add adhesive.  (I also cut a “V” shape in the center of the line to reduce bulk when adding the Turkey body to the Box.)  Use Tombow Glue to glue the very front part of the Turkey Body together – from the head to in front of the feet.  Add Tombow to one of Body Flaps and overlap the other Turkey Body flaps.  Add Tombow Glue to the other flap and attach it to the Box (which is now standing upright) so the Turkey feet are at least close to touching your table.  Use your Bone Folder between the Turkey Body pieces to make sure the Tombow Glue is on the Curvy Box.  Yipee!  The hard part is done!
3.  Using the scraps from your Curvy Box cut out 4 small feathers and 8 large feathers.  You can still have the card stock in two layers – so cut out 2 small feathers and 4 large feathers on the doubled card stock.  You can sponge the edges of your feathers if desired.  I forgot, but wished I would have.  Half the feathers use the front of the feather, the other half you see the back – so sponge accordingly.
4.  Use either Tombow or Glue Dots to attach the 4 small feather together in a fan shape.  Attach in the position you want on the back of the Turkey.  Add a few Dimemsionals to the back of the small feather fan.  Now attach the large feathers in a fan shape with Tombow or Glue Dots.  Attach to the small feather fan using the Dimensionals and either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
5.  Now cut out your Turkey wings and attach them to the sides of your Turkey Box.  Put your Turkey Box on display!

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Thanksgiving Table Place Settings

We can now make things for each individual place setting for our Thanksgiving table.  Each Celebration Basics Kit has enough supplies for 10 people.
Thanksgiving Table Place Settings

Kit:  Celebration Basics Kit  #133007
 Fall Fest Photopolymer #135194  (Bundle with Framelits #137628)
For All Things w#135152  c#135155  French #136985  MDS #138114
I’m Thankful For w#135170
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Chocolate Chip OR Black StazOn OR Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Other:  Tombow Glue or adhesive of your choice

Decorated Goodie Bag
Decorated Goodie Bags
We decided this would be great to put some snacks in for late morning snack if your Thanksgiving Dinner is mid afternoon, or for later that evening when you want something to eat but not a whole meal.  You can also write names on either the bags or tags.
1.  Get out the paper bags, Baker’s Twine, and the round tags.  Choose a Pumpkin to stamp at the bottom and a sentiment to stamp on the round tag.  You can stamp on either the plain or patterned side of the tag.
2.  Stamp a Pumpkin on each bag as shown in the picture.  I used Tangerine Tango ink.
3.  Stamp the sentiment on the Round Tag.  Some liked the plain side, some liked the patterned side.  Use a Black or Brown ink.  We used “Grateful for All Things” from the For All Things stamp set.
4.  Tie a bow in each Round Tag using your Baker’s Twine.  Attach to your Bag.  I used Tombow since children are involved.
5.  You can fill with Treats later and use the long white bag closure stickers to hold the bags closed until you are ready to pass out the treats.

Name Place Cards
Thanksgiving Name Place Tag
1.  There are 20 of the “Ticket” shaped tags.  Use two-still together-and write someone’s name on it.  Do this for up to ten guests.

Thankful for….. Cards

Thankful For..... Card1.  Cut ten (or the number of people at the table) card bases (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Fold at 4-1/4″) from Whisper White card stock.
2.  Stamp “Thankful for…” in Tangerine Tango ink.
3.  If desired you can stamp either leaves (Tangerine Tango ink) and/or acorns (Chocolate Chip ink) to decorate your card.

Day Before Thanksgiving
Fill then seal the Goodie Bags using the white long stickers contained in your kit..

Thanksgiving Day (or when you set the table)
Place a Name Place Card, a Thankful For Card, and a Goodie Bag at each place.  Make sure everyone admires your Banner.  😉

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Fry Box Video

Learn the basics for making your own Fry Boxes using the Fry Boxes Bigz die.  This version is for Autumn.
Fall Fry Boxes Video

Video is about 7 minutes long

Stamps:  Starburst Sayings  w#133182  c#133185  Dichos Explosivos #134498
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  So Saffron for Fry Box
Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango
Old Olive
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966
Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812
Other:  Wooden Elements #132258
Fast Fuse Adhesive #129026

Happy Fry Box Making and Decorating!
endy Kerr

September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Video

The September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit is perfect for Halloween and Fall Treat Giving!  Fill with the treats or small gift of you choice.  As you can see, my treat is chocolate.

Video Time: less than 16 minutes

Paper Pumpkin Kits contain ALL the supplies to make the Project of the Month.  Each month’s kit will include Instructions (which I forgot to show you in the video.  The instructions are on the back of the picture.), Exclusive Stamps and at least 1 small ink pad.  Your first kit will include a stamp block.  You might need adhesive, scissors, and a bone folder to complete your projects.  You can also step it up by adding your own supplies if you want.  Some months I am really in the mood to do a lot with the Kits.  Other months I just enjoy making the projects using the supplies provided.  Take your pick or do some of each.  Some people stick dinner in the oven and escape to their craft room and complete their projects while dinner is cooking!

Would you like your own Paper Pumpkin Craft Kits to come to your mailbox?  You can sign up for a Monthly Subscription HERE or a Prepaid Subscription HERE for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months.  If you sign up using these links, Email me your mailing address and after your subscription is confirmed I will send you a FREE Wood Mount Stamp case labeled to hold your Paper Pumpkin stamps and perhaps, your ink spots.

Enjoy your Paper Pumpkin Projects!
Nendy Kerr

Last Bite Halloween Treat Bag

Do you need a quick and easy Halloween Treat Bag?  This will do the trick and is easy when you need to make a lot of treat bags.
Halloween Treat Bag 2014

Stamps:  Merry Everything w#135068  c#135071  (Bundle with Punch w#137635  c#137636)
Markers:  Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819
Punches:  Note Tag Punch #135860 (See Bundles above)
Scallop Tag Topper #
Corner Rounder #
Other:  White and Tangerine Two-Tone Trim #135838
Linen Thread
4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags  #102757

1.  Color your Stamp with Basic Black and Tangerine Tango Markers.  Punch out with Note Tag Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Cut a 2″ x 4″ piece of Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Add the tag from Step 1 to this tag.  Put Linen Thread through the ribbon hole in the tag and tie to the Two-Toned Ribbon loose enough so you can adjust the position.
3.  Fill your Cello Bag with Treats.  Tie the Two-Toned Ribbon around the top.  Adjust the Tag position.  Your Treat Bag is now ready to give away!

Happy Halloween Treating!
Nendy Kerr

Curvy Keepsakes Thinlits Box Basics Video

This video shows you how to make the Basic Curvy Keepsakes Box.  Now you will have the foundation to make all those cute critters you find on Pinterest!  A customer suggested making a “Jack ‘O Lantern from Vellum with a battery-operated tealight inside shown lighted in the picture with the dark background.  I did sponge the outside with Tangerine Tango ink and used a battery-operated tealight with an Orange base and flame which helps add more orange color to the Pumpkin.
Curvy Keepsakes Box Basics-Pumpkin, Purse

Video Time is about 9.5 minutes

Stamps:  Good Greetings (Limited Edition Hostess set with $300 Party or Order until October 31, 2014)
Card Stock:  
Coastal Cabana
Very Vanilla
Card Stock Vellum
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit Dies #135853
Other:  Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine  #132976
1/8″ Hole Punch #134365
Punched Vellum Flower with Vintage Faceted Button

Note:  One of these little boxes can hold 8 Hershey Nuggets if you stack/cram them in properly.

1.  Use the Bone Folder to round the box sides BEFORE you attach the pieces together.
2.  Put the adhesive on the 2 sides connected to the rounded corner of each bottom piece.  I used Fast Fuse which is working well after a couple of weeks.

Happy Curvy Box Creating!
Nendy Kerr

Baby Shower Favor Boxes

My DIL and I made these Baby Shower Favor Boxes for my Daughter’s Baby Shower last Saturday.  We used the Zoo Babies stamp set to go with her Jungle Theme.  We used the Fancy Favor Die which retired a couple of years ago, but I have made a Template so you can make your own.
Baby Shower Favors

Stamps:  Zoo Babies  w#130453  c#130456
Ink:  StazOn Black
Crushed Curry
Smokey Slate
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding
Wild Wasabi
Gumball Green (retired)
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor Die (retired)  Template
Punches:  1-1/4″ Circle Punch
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle
2-1/2″ Circle
Other:  Sticky Strip
Tombow Glue
4″ x 6″ Cello Bags #102757
Ribbon or Baker’s Twine

Note:  The Template and video are on a couple of my other sites.  The video is part of a FREE Online Class showing several ways to use the Fancy Favor Box.

1.  Print your Template and cut it out making sure one long side is along the edge of the card stock.  Score and fold along all the score lines.  Put Sticky Strip along the score line for the side tab and along the lower edge of both rectangle bottom flaps and one triangle flap.  Flip it over and put Sticky Strip on the last triangle flap.  We used all three colors of green to make the boxes.  Here is a video to show you how to assemble the Fancy Favor box.
2.  Punch a 2-1/2″ Circle and a 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle from the desired color card stock.
3.  Stamp your Zoo Babies stamps on Whisper White card stock.  We did the Zebra in StazOn Black, the Lion in Crushed Curry, and the Elephant in Smoky Slate.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Circle punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back and attach to a Scallop Circle.  Glue these on to the 2-1/2″ Circle and glue the whole thing onto the front of the Fancy Favor box.
4.  Put some candy into a cello bag for each Fancy Favor Box.  Tie closed with ribbon or Baker’s Twine.  Put inside your Favor Box.

Happy Favor Making!
Nendy Kerr

Spiral Flower Kraft Box

This fun Spiral Flower is quick to make.  Today it is used to decorate a Kraft Box. Watch the video to see how quick it is to make and make one for yourself.
Spiral Flower Kraft Box

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Big Shot:  Spiral Flower Originals Die #129379
Flower Garden Embossing Folder #123113
 Kraft Box #124106
Card Stock:  Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant
Other:  Large Rhinestone
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Make the flower following the video instructions.
2.  Cut your card stock:  One 3-1/4″ square in Perfect Plum.  Four 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ in Elegant Eggplant.
3.  Emboss your card stock. Decide what part of the Flower Garden image you want to show and emboss it the same on all your card stock pieces.  Adhere the embossed card stock pieces with Tombow Glue.
4.  Fold in the box bottom:  sides first (the two parts that are the same), then fold in the part with the “U”, last is the part with the tongue.  Flatten it from the inside if necessary.
5.  Adhere your Spiral Flower with Tombow Glue.
6.  Fill with a treat or small surprise before you give it to someone special.

Happy Flower Making and Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Twisty Treats Bag

This fun little Treat Bag is one of the Sale-a-bration products you can choose when you purchase at least $50 in merchandise January 28-March 31, 2014.  It is a nice sized bag and would also be good to hold cookies and other larger treats.  This only takes a couple of minutes to put together.  Enjoy making these for your family and friends!
Twisty Treat Bag-Sale-a-bration

Kit:  Twisty Treats Kit #133513
Ink & Card Stock:  Tempting Turquoise
Stamps:  Love You More  w#131850  c#131853  (available while supplies last)
Punch:  Small Heart #117193
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive

1.  Decorate your tag or tags as desired.
1a.  I chose the White side of a Hexagon Tag and stamped using Island Indigo ink.
1b.  I used one of the larger striped Tags and added one of the Silver Glimmer Paper Hearts with a Tempting Turquoise mat underneath.  To make the Mat:  Punch 2 Tempting Turquoise Hearts.  Cut one in half length-wise and one in half width-wise.  Use a Glue Dot on each piece to help them stick to the back of the Silver Glimmer Paper Heart.
1c.  Now position your Tags and Heart as desired.  Adhere.
2.  Fill your Treat Bag.  Twist around your bag 1-2 twists-enough to keep it closed.  Now thread one side of the Twist Tie through the hole in your Tag and twist again.
3.  There are 12 bags in the Kit so you can experiment with different ways to decorate your bags.

Happy Treat Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Sweet Heart Treat Bag

Do you need something quick to give a treat or small gift in?  This Sweetheart Treat Bag is perfect!  It is only available until January 27th so hurry and get them before they are gone for good!
Sweetheart Treat Bag

Kit:  Sweetheart Treat Bags (makes 12)  #134610
Stamps:  Crazy Mixed Up Love w#131068  c#131071  MDS#
Ink:  Real Red
Other:  Hole Punch

1.  Stamp sentiment or image in Real Red ink on striped tag.  I used the “Bee” Mine image.  Punch a hole at the top of the tag.
2.  Put Gift or Treat inside bag.  Mine holds 16 Hershey’s Kisses.
3.  Tie your Baker’s Twine around the top of your bag.  Now thread one of the threads through your Tag hole.  Tie two bows.  Trim Baker’s Twine if desired.

Happy Treat Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Mini Muslin Christmas Bag

Stamp a Mini Muslin Bag to hold a small Christmas gift or treat.  It is super quick and easy!
Mini Muslin Christmas Bag

Bags:  Mini Muslin Bags  #132180
Stamps:  Christmas Messages  w#131790  c#131793
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (freshly inked if necessary)
Other:  Clear Mount Block E #118484
Cherry Cobbler 1″ Edge Stitched Ribbon  #132135
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125
Season of Style Journaling Tags #132808  Or your own hand made tag

1.  Reink your Cherry Cobbler ink pad if necessary.  Put your Clear Mount Block E inside your Mini Muslin Bag and straighten out the fabric.  This firm surface will help you get a great stamp impression.
2.  Ink your stamp and stamp on the Mini Muslin Bag holding stamp in position for a few seconds to let the ink sink into the fabric.  You can stamp both sides of the bag if desired.
3.  Choose your tag and punch a hole in the upper left corner if needed.
4.  Tie a knot on one of the Mini Muslin Bag cords using about 6 inches of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon.  Tie the knot loose enough that the Ribbon will slide as you loosen and tighten the cord it is attached to.
5.  Tie your Tag on using Baker’s Twine next to the Cherry Cobbler Knot close to the Bag.
6.  Admire your less than 5 minute gift package!

Merry Christmas Gifting!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Tag a Box

This is a quick way to dress up the Tag a Box and use as Christmas packaging or Treat Giving!
Christmas Tag a BoxSUPPLIES:
Tag A Box #130927
Gumball Green card stock  4-3/8″ x 6-7/8″
Cherry Cobbler card stock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Glue Dots
Simply Scored Tool #122334 OR Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade #126889
Bone Folder
Big Shot:  Gift Bow Bigz L Die #129977

1.  Score 1″ on each long side of your Gumball Green card stock.  Fold your score lines and fit it inside your Clear Box Cover to make sure it fits.  Put a Glue Dot in the very center of the card stock top and attach it inside the top of your Clear Box Cover.  Don’t worry, the bow will hide the Glue Dot.
2.  Cut your Bow out using your Cherry Cobbler card stock, Big Shot, and Gift Bow Die.  Use your Bone Folder to add roundness to your two Bow parts of the long Bow piece.  Attach the ends to the center of the Bow with Glue Dots.  Next attach the two Bow Ends with Glue Dots.  Now attach the center strip around the whole center of the Bow.  Attach to the top Clear Box Cover in the center.
3.  Make a Tag or use one from the Season of Style Journalling Tags.  You can attach your tag with Baker’s Twine or 1/8″ Ribbon.  These boxes are also food safe so you can deliver Christmas Goodies and Treats in them.

Merry Christmas Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Decorative Window Box & Cyber Monday

Decorate this cute & quick Decorative Window Box to deliver some treats to family, friends, teachers, and those who drop by your home.
Christmas Decorative Window Box

Also you have until tomorrow night (December 3rd) to take advantage of my Cyber Monday Sale.  Buy a $25 Gift Certificate for just $20!  Get my most popular PDF Tutorials for just $7 each: the Triple Flip Mini Scrapbook Album and the Advent Calendar.  Try out one of my Video Classes-Papillon Potpourri and the Elegant Butterfly Punch for just $7!

Today (December 2nd) is also the LAST Day of Stampin’ Up’s Big Online Holiday Sale!  There are four NEW Today Only Specials!

Window Box #132146  Six boxes for just $4.95
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181
Season of Style Journaling Tags #132808
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125
1/4″ Hole Punch
SNAIL Adhesive

1.  Assemble your Box bottom:  sides in first, then the part with the indent.  Push the flap with the tongue inside the other flaps.  Flatten from the inside.
2.  Cut four 1″ x 4-1/16″ strips of paper.  Adhere around your box.
3.   Punch a 1/4″ hole in your Tag.
4.  Wrap Baker’s Twine around the score line on the lid and thread through your Tag.  Tie a bow and move Tag to the corner of the box.
5.  Fill your Decorative Window Box with some treats to wish someone a Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas Crafting and Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Mini Muslin Maple Leaf Bag

Fall is almost here and to celebrate here is a Mini Muslin Bag stamped with a Magnificent Maple Leaf for you.  This was actually one of my Convention Make & Takes.
Magnificent Maple Leaf Muslin BagSUPPLIES:
Mini Muslin Bag #132180
Magnificent Maple Stamp w#131868 c# not available
Lots of Thanks Stamp Set w#129687  c#129690
Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon #130019
Cajun Craze ink
Early Espresso ink

1.  Cut a piece of cardboard about 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  Make sure it is thick enough to provide a hard enough stamping surface to get a clear stamped image.  I did not use one and wish I would have.
2.  Now stamp your Magnificent Maple in Cajun Craze ink on the front of your Mini Muslin Bag.  Stamp Thank You in Early Espresso ink.
3.  Tie about 12″ of Chevron Ribbon onto the front cord using a slip knot (I think that is what knot it is) so the ribbon will slide back and forth for easy opening and closing.
4.  Fill with a small gift or treat.

Happy Fall Gift Making!

2-4-6-8 Bermuda Bay Box

This fun little 2-4-6-8 Box seems to have been around for quite some time but this is the first one I have made.  It is quick and easy even for beginners!  Make one today.  It will take you less than 10 minutes to put together.  Figuring out what colors and card stock to use is another story.  Wink

2-4-6-8 Box

Stamps:  Flower Shop  w#130939  c#130942  (Bundle with Punch  w#130727  c#132726)
Label Love w#130619  c#130622  (Bundle w#132723  c#132722)
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Punch:  Artisan Label #130920  (Included in Label Love Bundle above)
Other:  Coastal Cabana Trim #130024
Simply Scored Tool #122334  OR Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade/Bone Folder
Sticky Strip
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid  Glue
Bone Folder

1.  Cut your box at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Yes, you can get TWO boxes from ONE Sheet of card stock!
2. Score as shown on Template.
2-4-6-8 Box Template3.  Stamp either randomly or in a pattern, depending on the look you want.  I stamped the image on the Front Panel and Back Panels in the positions I wanted and stamped the rest randomly.  I did stamp the bottom flaps also.
4.  Now fold on all the score lines.  Cut the bottom flaps up to the 2″ Score Line as shown.  Completely cut off the little rectangle in the Bottom Flap area under the Tab.
5.  Place Sticky Strip on the Tab next to the fold line, and along the top of the box so it touches the Tab Sticky Strip, but doesn’t overlap it.  Remove the Red Backing along the top.  Cut 8-1/4 inches of Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim.  Adhere it to the Sticky Strip without stretching it.  Leave the extra on for now.
6.  Remove the Sticky Strip backing from the Tab.  Fold the Back Panel on top of the rest of the box (stamped side showing).  Now fold the opposite end over.  It should lay over the Sticky Strip and the box will align properly.  You can cut off the excess Trim or Ribbon now.
7.  Now for the bottom flaps.  Fold in one of the side flaps to start your box bottom.  Put Tombow Glue around the edges.  Fold over the other side flap.  Now fold down the back flap and put glue around the edges.  Fold the Front Flap down now.  Turn the box right side up.  Use your Bone Folder along the box bottom to secure your Glue.
8.  Stamp a sentiment from the Label Love stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink on to Whisper White card stock.  Punch it out with the Artisan Label Punch.  Adhere to the front of your box with either Dimensionals or Glue.
9.  What a fun little box to keep on your desk filled with treats or pens.  Or put a gift in and give it to someone special!

Happy Stamping & Box Making!

A Candy Bow Tie for your Dad, Husband, or the Man in your Life

We made this at Stamp Class on Friday in preparation for Father’s Day next month.  This is a super quick project!  If your guy doesn’t like M&Ms, you can use Skittles or something similar just as long as you can pinch it in the center to make it look like a Bow Tie.  My son said he likes this kind of card!  Don’t worry, he will still get a “Real” card from me.  (Unless I change my mind!)
M&M Bow Tie for your Guy and Father's Day

Stamps:  Dapper Dad w#129195  c#129198
Loved Ones (stamp set retired) Digital Stamp Brush Set #130164
(Options in Instructions)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red
Tempting Turquoise
Cherry Cobbler Marker
Other:  Peanut m&m’s 3.27 ounce package sold at checkout counter
White Baker’s Twine
Glue Dots

1.  Stamp the Bow Tie in Real Red on Whisper White and cut it out.  Stamp the “DAD” in Tempting Turquoise ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out leaving a little extra by the first letter so you can attach it to the tie with Glue Dots or so you could attach it with Baker’s Twine.  Now is the time to decide.  (Note:  You can also use this as a “Husband or Boyfriend Appreciation Day.  Use the “Love You” from the Seasonal Sayings stamp set instead of the word Dad.)
1a.  I don’t have the Dapper Dad Stamp set but I do have the Beyond Plaid Stamp Set.  So I traced the Bow Tie from the Dapper Dad stamp Set from the Spring 2013 Catalog onto Vellum.  I stamped the desired Beyond Plaid stamp in Real Red.  (A couple of my customers colored the Plaid and Argyle stamps with various Markers which look really great!).  I used some Dotto Removable Adhesive (I am so sad we no longer carry this) on the back of the Vellum Bow Tie and attached it to the stamped image and cut out the Bow Tie.  I then used a coordinating Cherry Cobbler Marker to outline the tie, knot, and the wrinkles by the knot.
2.  Take 6-12″ of Baker’s Twine and wrap it rather tightly around the center of your m&m’s.  Tie a knot and trim off the extra Baker’s Twine.
3.  If you are attaching the DAD to the Bow Tie with Glue Dots do it now.  You can attach it on either side, top or bottom.  If you are attaching it with Baker’s Twine lay the Bow Tie in place.  Pierce a hole in the desired corner and thread your Baker’s Twine through it.  Tie around the center leaving enough length so it will look good.
4.  Attach the Bow Tie with Glue Dots.  I placed a Glue Dot in the center and at each corner of the Bow Tie and pressed in on well.
5.  Hide this where he won’t find it or the candy will “mysteriously” disappear before Father’s Day. Frown  Or you could make two:  one for now and one for Father’s Day.

Variation for Women and Girls.
Tie a ribbon around the center of the candy into a nice bow.  Add Jumbo Rhinestones or Pearls to the corner of the candy bag for some Bling.

Happy Guy Appreciation Day!