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.
I held my Monthly Stamp Class yesterday. We had fun making these cards and decorating the Tiny Treat Boxes.
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.
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!
SUPPLIES: 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)
INSTRUCTIONS: 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!
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!
SUPPLIES: 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.
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.
INSTRUCTIONS: 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. 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!
INSTRUCTIONS: Decorated Goodie Bag 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 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
1. 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. 😉
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!
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INSTRUCTIONS: 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!
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.
Note: One of these little boxes can hold 8 Hershey Nuggets if you stack/cram them in properly.
Tip: 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.
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.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Zoo Babies w#130453c#130456 Ink: StazOn Black
Smokey Slate Card Stock: Pistachio Pudding
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.
INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
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!
SUPPLIES: Kit:Twisty Treats Kit #133513 Ink & Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise Stamps: Love You More w#131850c#131853 (available while supplies last) Punch:Small Heart #117193 Adhesives: Glue Dots
INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
INSTRUCTIONS: 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!
INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
Decorate this cute & quick Decorative Window Box to deliver some treats to family, friends, teachers, and those who drop by your home.
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INSTRUCTIONS: 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!
INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
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.
INSTRUCTIONS: 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. 3. 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!
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!)
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Dapper Dad w#129195c#129198
Loved Ones (stamp set retired) Digital Stamp Brush Set #130164
(Options in Instructions) Card Stock: Whisper White Ink: Real Red
Cherry Cobbler Marker Other: Peanut m&m’s 3.27 ounce package sold at checkout counter
White Baker’s Twine
INSTRUCTIONS: 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. 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!
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