Happy Father’s Day

This is what I am giving my DH for Father’s Day Sunday.  Make both the card and the crate in less than 30 minutes!
Father's Day Candy Crate

The Instructions and video to make the card is my latest Creative Technique for Marbling Card stock.  Subscribe HERE with a $1 Seven-day trial:  http://nendyscreativecorner.com/creative-techniques-corner

Sorry but I am not able to make links to anything today.  I will try again later.

Here are the instructions to make the crate which holds 12 Hershey Nuggets if you pur 2 on the side and one on top.

CRATE SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #144177
Big Shot:  Wood Crate Framelits #143730
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Candy or Treats  I used Hershey Nuggets.  Use your Guy’s favorite candy.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose two sheets of the Wood Textures paper to cut your crate from.  Cut out with the Wood Crate Thinlit.  Fold all score lines:  along the short side and long side, bottom, two side tabs.
2.  Add Tear & Tape to the side tabs on both Crate pieces.  Also add add strips of Tear & Tape along the top side of the bottom of just ONE of the crates.
3.  Put the Crate piece on the bottom that has the Tear & Tape on it.  Attach the other bottom piece to the Tear and Tape.  Now attach the bottom tabs on both sides, the the side tabs.
4.  Stamp Happy Father’s Day twice  on Whisper White card stock in Tranquil Tide ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Attach to the sides of the Crate.
5.  Insert the Hershey Nuggets by laying three along the bottom with flat side down.  Now lay one on its side with the flat side along the short side of the Crate.  Repeat with two more layers of three Nuggets laying with flat side down.  Add one more with the flat side against the short side of the Crate.  Top with one more to make an even dozen Nuggets.

Sweet Sugarplum Popcorn Box

This fun little Popcorn Treat Box is quick to make and decorate for last minute treat and gift giving!
SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #142284:  Ready to Pop Photopolymer stamps + Popcorn Box Thinlits
Stamps:  *Ready to Pop Photopolymer #141513
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Big Shot:  *Popcorn Box Thinlits #141473
Punch:  1/8″ Circle Punch #134365  (Optional)
Ribbons:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack #143601 (Available until March 31, 2017 FREE with $50 purchase)
I used some Gold Baker’s Twine from the Holiday Catalog.  Choose what you want.
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut out two of the Popcorn Box Thinlits with your Big Shot from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Use the Scallop Edgelit included to cut the top part of your box pieces so the top of your box will be scalloped.  Also cut out a small tag from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.
2.  Fold all the score lines on the box pieces.  Stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink if desired.
3.  Put Tear & Tape on the
~side tabs.  Attach the two Box pieces together at the side tabs.  Decide which part of the box will be the front.  The bottom flap attached to the front will be attached last.
~Bottom Side Flaps: Along the score lines and edges on the outside of the box
~Bottom Back Flap needs no adhesive added.
~Bottom Front Flap:  Along the edge on the inside of the box.
4.  Now fold in the Bottom Flaps in this order:  sides, back, front.  Yea! You have finished your Box! Now to decorate it.
5.  Cut about 20″ of ribbon.  This should give you enough to go around the box and make a nice size bow.  Fold the ribbon in half and put SNAIL adhesive directly on the ribbon on the 4″ or so on each side of the ribbon.  Now attach the ribbon to the box starting with the center of the ribbon on the back center of your box.  Place the ribbon gently in place in case you need to readjust it.  Make sure the adhesive is on the ribbon as it touches the box corners in the front.  Now tie your bow.
6.  Stamp your tag in Rich Razzleberry ink.  I also sponged the edges in the Rich Razzleberry ink.  Punch a hole in the tag if desired or just attach it under the ribbon with a couple of glue dots.  If you punched a hole, thread the Baker’s Twine through the hole and tie it around the knot in your bow.
7.  Fill with treats or a small gift.

Enjoy surprising your family and friends with treats in Popcorn boxes.  If the box is for a guy, just leave off the ribbon.

Sneak Peek: Window Shopping Hexagon Box

This fun Hexabon Window Box Thinlit and stamp set will be available on January 4, 2017 in the NEW Occasions Catalog.  It is simple to make and decorate.  AND it has tabs to hold it closed!!  There are LOTS of options for dressing it up!  Sale-a-bration also starts on January 4th so if you buy the Window Shopping Bundle you can choose 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product!
Hexagon Window BoxSUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Window Shopping stamp set + Window Box Thinlits  Wood #144742, Clear #144743 (Bundle pricing only available until May 31, 2017)
Stamps:  *Window Shopping  Wood #142920, Clear #143265
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock: Sweet Sugarplum
Big Shot:  *Window Box Thinlits #142762
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Use your Window Box Thinlit to cut out each piece.  Make sure and line up the Thinlit so the outside Tab cutting lines hang just over the edge of the card stock.
2.  Stamp box top and sides.
Piece 1-Box Top
~Stamp the words with the 3 side  pieces above the box top.
~Stamp the sides with the image upside-down.
Piece 2-Box Bottom
~Leave the box bottom blank.
~Have the sides closest to you and stamp the images right side up (opposite direction you stamped Piece 1).
3.  Cut the two side tabs off Piece 1.  Add Tear & Tape to all side and bottom tabs.  Put NO Tape on any of the upper box tabs!!  Start by attaching one side Tab to a side where you cut off the tab.  Move around attaching the Box Bottom and sides until you have formed the Hexagon Box shape.  There will be tabs around the top of the box and the box lid.  DO NOT put tape on these tabs!
4.  Fill up the inside of the box and close the tabs.  Your box is finished.

I will show you more variations of this box later.  So come back for more.

Happy Window Box Making!

Christmas Gift Bags

You can use the premade Kraft Tag a Bags or the Cellophane Bags for your gifts and treats.  Check out the packaging that is currently available HERE.  Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.

Christmas Tag a BagChristams Tag a Bag:  Just choose a stamp and die cut plus either some ribbon or Washi Tape to hold it closed.

Christmas Card Gift BagChristmas Cellophane Gift Bag with Handmade Cards:  Decorate your cellophane bag and fill with some of the cards you have made.  A great way to make room for all the NEW cards you will be making next year!

Merry Christmas Gift Giving!

Fall Pine Branches Baker’s Box

Here is a fun Fall Baker’s Box decorated with Pine Branches and Pine Cones to give to your  favorite guy or Nature lover!
Fall Pine Branches and Pine Cones Bakers BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hardwood   Wood #133032, Clear #133035
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Garden Green
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Pretty Pines Thinlits #141851
Ribbons:  Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon #134547
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack #141999
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Crumb Cake card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~You can stamp the Hardwood image in Chocolate Chip ink either before you cut out your Baker’s Box pieces or after you have cut it out.  I did it after, but it would probably be easier if you stamped before you cut them out.
~Before. Ink up your Hardwood stamp and lay Rubber side up.  Lay your card stock on top of the inked stamp.  Use a Clear Stamp Block and rub it over all the card stock to transfer the ink.  Remove card stock.  Repeat with the second piece.
~After:  Fold the side score lines and do one side at a time.  Lay one folded side of your cut Baker’s Box piece on top of the inked stamp, as above and rub with a Clear Stamp Block.  Repeat for the other side and the other cut piece.
2. Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
3. Cut:
~Cut two Pine Cones from Chocolate Chip card stock.  Angle the two Pine Cones together the way you want and attach them together with Glue Dots.  Tie a bow with the Gold Baker’s Twine.
~Cut 2 small Pine Branches and 1 Medium Pine Branch from Garden Green card stock.
4.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
5.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Attach the Medium Pine Branch about 1″ above the center score line on the box front with a Glue Dot.  Attach the other two Pine Branches on top of the first one with Glue Dots.  Attach the Pine Cones with 2-3 Glue Dots on top of where the Pine Branches meet.
~Tie closed with Gold Ribbon.

Baker's Box-Buy Now

Have fun making your own Fall Pine Branches Box.  Come back Friday for a Christmas Version.

Halloween Baker’s Box

This week’s projects focus on the Baker’s Box Thinlits.  Today it is decorated for Halloween, Wednesday is Fall, and Friday is Christmas.  Hope you enjoy having fun making and decorating your own Baker’s Boxes!
Halloween Bakers Treat Box

Halloween Bakers Treat BoxSUPPLIES:
Bundle:   Sweet Home Photopolymer stamp set + Home Sweet Home Thinlits  #143516  Ghost, Small Bat
Ink:
 Memento Black
Card Stock:  Tip Top Taupe
Chocolate Chip
Basic Black
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Halloween Scenes Edgelits #141842  Tree, large bat
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Tip Top Taupe card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
2. Cut:
~Cut two Trees from Chocolate Chip card stock.  The bottom and sides of the “ground” don’t cut.  Cut them straight so the ground will wrap around the bottom of your box.
~Cut two large bats and two small bats from Basic Black card stock.
~Stamp two ghosts in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut them out with the coordinating Framelit.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Glue the Tree to the center front wrapping the ground around to the left side.  Cut it off at the right side, depending on how you cut the ground on your trees.
~Hold up your second tree so it shows about half the branches sticking out from the side.  Add Glue to the half of the tree that will be glued to the Baker’s Box.  Attach making sure the Glue is all on the box and the unglued branches are sticking out the side.  Now attach and trim your ground around the bottom of the box.
~Glue on your ghosts and bats.
~Tie closed with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

Baker's Box-Buy Now

Have fun making your own Halloween Baker’s Box.  Come back Wednesday for a Fall Version perfect for Guys and Nature Lovers.

Happy Halloween Treat Bag

Use the Petite Cafe Gift Bags to make this Happy Halloween Treat Bag for your Halloween Treat and Gift Giving.
Happy Halloween Treat BagSUPPLIES
Bags:  Petite Cafe Gift Bags (10 bagw) #135826
Bundle:
Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamp set + Halloween Scenes Edgelits #144437
Stamps:
 Halloween Treat Wood #142429
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Memento Black
Pumpkin Pie Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tools:  Big Shot
Paper Snips
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue (SNAIL does not stick well enough to the bag)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
2.  Stamp your Pumpkin group in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color with your Pumpkin Pie Marker.  Stamp a Pumpkin face on each pumpkin in Memento Black ink.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit and Big Shot.
3.  Attach to Petite Cafe Gift Bag with your favorite adhesive.
4.  Fill with treats or gift.  Fold top over twice and bend tabs to hold closed.

Happy Halloween Treat Giving!

Tiny Flower Box

Give someone a nice little Flower Gift box with either a small gift or some treats inside.  This is pretty quick to put together  as the box in the premade Tiny Treat Box.
Flower Gift BoxFlower Gift BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing Birthday  Wood #134225, Clear #134228
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper  #140550
Punches:  Pansy  #130698
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle  #118874
1-3/8″ Circle  #119860
Embellishments:  Cucumber Crush 1″ Dotted Lace Ribbon  #138423
Metallic Foil Doilies  #138392
Honeycomb Embellishments  #140566
Box:  Tiny Treat Box  #135829
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Tear & Tape  SNAIL does not hold the Ribbon well.
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Put a strip of Tear & Tape around the center of your box outside.  Attach your Ribbon so it starts and stops in the center front.  Press along the Ribbon & tape to make sure they are stuck together.
2.  Fold all score lines and Assemble your box:
~First: the side with the “U”
~Then the two sides
~Last-push the part that extends through the sides and the “U”.  Flatten out.
~Close the lid.
3.  Stamp a small round sentiment from the Amazing Birthday stamp set or a stamp of your choice.  Punch out with the Circle Punch.  Attach to a small Silver Doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Silver Doily to the front of your box (covering where the Ribbon ends meet) with Dimensionals.  Yea, the sides and front are finished!
4.  Put Tear & Tape along the sides of the box lid stopping about 1/4″ from each corner.  Punch your Large Scallop Circle from Pink Pirouette card stock and center on the lid.  Notice the box lid showing through on each corner.
5.  Punch two Glimmer Paper Flowers using your  Pansy Punch.  Bend up the petals on the top flower.  Attach the two flowers using Glue Dots.  Attach the flowers to the Scallop Circle on the box lid.
6.  Put 4 Glue Dots on each card board side of the Honeycomb Embellishment and attach to the center of your Glimmer Paper Flower.
7.  Add a small gift or some treats and make someone happy!

Happy 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

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

Fall Berry Basket Video

Do you need a little Fall Themed basket?  Choose some Fall Themed paper and make one using the Berry Basket Bigz Die and your Big Shot.  Watch the Video to find out how quick and easy it is to make one (or more)!  Have fun making a variety of these cute Berry Baskets for every occasion!

This video is 6-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Thick Whisper White #140272
Into the Woods Designer Series Paper #139586 (Or your choice)
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz L Die #137366
Adhesive:  Choose:
Fast Fuse
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

TIPS:
1.  Cutting measurements
~Cut two Designer Series Paper:  3-1/2″ x 8″ (or a little longer than 8″)  Yes, you can cut them at the same time.  Just make sure both pieces cover the Basket die cut markings.
~Cut two 1-1/2″ x 8″ Daffodil Delight card stock for the Scallop and Handle die cuts.
~Cut one Thick Whisper White bottom piece 2-3/4″ x 2-7/8″  Attach to the inside of the very bottom piece in the center between the cut outs.  Attach the upper piece over it to form a +.
2.  Choose either the Scallop or Straight handles to attach to the top of the basket.  Fold the Score Lines.  Add adhesive to the small tabs and attach together to form a square.
3.  Add adhesive to the top edge of each side of the basket.  Attach to one side of the topper piece, centering the basket side and the topper piece.  Repeat with one side at a time until finished.
4.  Add about 1/2″ of adhesive to the handle piece.  Center (and make sure it is going straight up and not at an angle) and attach the first side then the other side.
5.  Fill with lightweight treats or fill with decorative items and leave setting on a table just to enjoy looking at it.

Happy Basket Making!
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

Glimmer & Foil Flower Gift Boxes

Quite a few ladies helped decorate these Gift Boxes on Saturday at a service project at Church.  The decorations were Flowers made from either Silver or Gold Glimmer Paper and Foil Paper.  They had a lot of fun!  The boxes all looked a little different as each lady put a little of herself into making them.  Some other ladies made little flannel blankets to put in them.  These will be given to the local hospital as a gift for parents of stillborn children.  Change the sentiment and use these Gift Boxes for any Occasion.  Change the papers to Red Glimmer and Red Foil for Christmas!
Sparkly Gift BoxesBlankets for Gift BoxesSUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  Thoughts and Prayers Wood #128751, Clear #127805
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Gold Glimmer OR Silver Glimmer Paper OR Red Glimmer Paper
Gold Foil OR Silver Foil Paper (Coming September 1st – Red Foil Paper #139607)
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 
Thick Whisper White card stock #140272
Whisper White card stock
Big Shot:  Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Decorative Label #120907
Scallop Tag Topper #133324
Banner Triple #138292
Corner Rounder #135346
Ribbon:  Whisper White 5/8″ Satin #134549
Gold 5/8″ Satin #134547
Silver 5/8″ Satin #134548
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Shirt Boxes from WalMart gift wrapping section

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
 Choose either Gold OR Silver OR Red as your color.  The 2015 Holiday Catalog has Red Foil Paper so you can also choose Red if you want to.
2.  Cutting the pieces
~Use the Largest Floral Frames Framelit to cut a Gold OR Silver Glimmer Paper Flower.
~Use the third Floral Frames Framelit to cut a Gold OR Silver Foil Paper Flower.  NOTE:  use this sandwich in your Big Shot:  Magnetic Platform, cutting plate, Foil Paper with white side down/foil side up, Framelit with cutting edge down, card stock to cover entire piece of Foil Paper, top cutting plate.  The Foil Paper will pick up any dents and cracks on your cutting pad.  Putting a piece of card stock between the cutting pad and Foil Paper will prevent this.
~Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
~Cut your Ribbon large enough to go on the inside of the box.  The length I cut for the Shirt Boxes was about 22″.
3.  The Tag
~Stamp your sentiment on regular Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the decorative label punch (or other punch or die cut).
~Cut your Tag Base at 2″ (slightly less than 2″) x 4-1/4″ (or however long you need it for your sentiment plus at least 2″ if you are using both the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the Banner Triple Punch.  If you are just going to round the bottom corners, then just adding 1″ or so should be good.)
~Now punch the ends of your Tag Base:  Use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch on one end.  Use either the Banner Triple Punch OR the Corner Rounder Punch on the other end.  You can use White Bakers Twine to tie a Bow or use as fringe through the Tag hole.
4.  Now to put everything together.  Decide where you want the Ribbon, the Flower, and the Tag to go.
~Attach the Ribbon to the Box lid with some Tear & Tape Adhesive.  I used about 4″ on each end so the ribbon would be secure on the side-both outside and inside the box.  Try to get it straight or put it at an angle.
~Assemble your Flower:  If desired your can put Demensionals on the back of each petal on the Floral Frames Flower layers.  Put Tombow Glue on the back centers of each Flower piece so the pieces will stay attached.  Glimmer Paper is very picky about which adhesives it will stick to.  One of the ladies brought Zots Glue Dots and the pieces did not stay together.  Stampin’ Up! Glue Dots don’t work well either.
~Attach your Flower to the Box with Tombow Glue at least in the center.  You can use Dimensionals on the petal ends if you want some Dimension.
~Attach your Tag with either Glue Dots or Dimensionals.
~Embellish with Basic Rhinestones.
5.  Fill with your Gift.  We finished decorating 12 Boxes in less than an hour.  Once the cutting is done and you have made one box, it goes pretty quickly.

Happy Box Decorating!
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:
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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

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

Guest Stamper: Oliver

Oliver is my almost 6 year-old grandson.  Here are a couple of the projects he has made while visiting me.

The first project is his version of the Dinosaur card posted HERE.   He used the No Bones About It stamp set.  He chose the card stock colors and chose the Woodgrain embossing folder  and ran it through the Big Shot himself.  He also die cut the Ovals.  He chose the ink colors (Pumpkin Pie and Memento Black) and did stamping himself.  He glued it all together with Tombow Glue.  He is very pleased with how everything looks.
Dinosaur-No Bones About It-CardHis second project is made with the NEW Gift Bag Punch Board.  He chose Wild Wasabi card stock, the Bravo stamp set, and Memento Black ink.  The ribbon is from my retired box.  He did all the scoring himself (with me telling him where to score).  He was not strong enough to do the punching himself, but was pleased with how it turned out.  I also add the Tear & Tape Adhesive for him.
Olivers Gift BagHappy Summer Crafting with your Family!
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

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

BOX 2: BE MINE
You Plus Me stamp set (see above)
Real Red ink pad
Whisper White card stock
Paper Snips or scissors
Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape #133000

BOX 3: HEARTS
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