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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quick Chapstick Holder Stocking Stuffer

My grandchildren enjoy Chapstick so I got them each one for Christmas.  Then came the wrapping process.  The Chapstick Holders I found on Pinterest were rather time-consuming to make multiples.  So I came up with my own version using the Gift Card Envelope Thinlit.
Chapstick Holder

Chapstick:  I used the Blistex brand this time-get at your local store.  SU does not make these  😉
Card Stock in their favorite color
Big Shot & Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies #135854
Fast Fuse Double-sided adhesive (or you can use Sticky Strip.  Glue Dots were not strong enough)
Ribbon or Baker’s Twine
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade
Paper Snips

1.  Cut out your 6″ wide card stock using your Big Shot and Gift Card Envelope Thinlit.  Stamp or decorate now if desired.  As you can see mine were left plain.
Chapstick Holder diagram2.  Score 1/2″ from the long Thinlit score line on the inside rectangle of the Gift Card Envelope on both sides as shown in the diagram.  Score the full length of the card stock.  Cut out the triangles you made on the small flaps.  Fold all your score lines.
3.  Put Fast Fuse adhesive where all the pink lines are in the diagram:  Lines in the center section to hold your Chapstick and lines on the outside edges of the larger flaps to hold your container closed.  Place your Chapstick on the center Fast Fuse line, then close the flaps.  Rub where the Fast Fuse is to make sure it sticks to the card stock.
4.  Write a name (You can use one of the tag/banner Framelits that come with the Thinlit.  I was in a rush so I just wrote directly on the container.)
5.  Tie with ribbon or Baker’s Twine to complete your gift.  And it only took a few minutes!  You get quicker with each one you make!

Happy Gift Giving!
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

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

Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies

Sneak Peek 2014This Gift Card Envelope is made from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits which will be available August 28th in the 2014 Holiday Catalog. It is pretty quick and easy to make – less than 10 minutes depending on how easily you can open the Brad tabs.  🙂
Gift Card Envelope

Video Time is almost 9 minutes

 Just Sayin’  w#133200  c#133203  MDS#137118  Ca Bulle #134429
Ink:  Black StazOn
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight 6″ x 7-1/2 minimum
Calypso Coral scrap
Big Shot:  Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies #135854 (Available in the 2014 Holiday Catalog-August 28, 2014)
Other:  Fast Fuse Adhesive
9″ White Baker’s Twine #124262
Silver Mini Brads #122941
Paper Piercing Tool #126189

1.  Pierce your holes and add your mini brads and card stock embellishments BEFORE you close your envelope.  The hole on the lower flapshould be 1″ from the tip.  The hole on the upper flap should be about 1/2″ from the tip.  Put your fingernails under the brad top before you bend the tabs down so there will be enough room for your Baker’s Twine.
2.  You should also stamp the front (and elsewhere) if desired BEFORE you close your envelope.
3.  Add adhesive on the lower half of each side flap to the center top and on the lower flap side close to the fold.

Happy Gift Card Envelope Making!
Nendy Kerr

Takeout Box-Quick and Cute Gift Packaging

Sneak Peek 2014Do need packaging for a gift or treat that is too large for the Kraft Gift Box and too small for the Extra Large Gift Box?  Then you will need the NEW Take Out Box available August 28th when the Holiday 2014 Catalog goes live!  It is quick and easy to decorate using the Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls, also in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  This should take you less than 10 minutes to put together if you have all your supplies gathered.  🙂
Thanks Takeout Gift Box

*=available August 28, 2014 in Holiday Catalog
Box:  *Takeout Boxes #135827
  *Seasonally Scattered  w#135020  c#135023
Ink:  Old Olive
Paper:  *Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls #135828
Whisper White  card stock
Punch:  Tag Topper Angled Punch #133323
Other:  *Autumn Wood Elements #135846
Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Mossy Meadow 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon #133670
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

1.  Fill and assemble box
2.  Cut a 3-1/2″ x 21 piece of Festive Designer Kraft Paper from one of the rolls.  Wrap it around the box for use as the Belly Band.  Leave it loose enough remove.
3.  Tie your Mossy Meadow Satin Stitched Ribbon around your Belly Band.  Again, leave it loose enough to remove.
4.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 2″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp the desired stamp in Old Olive ink.  Tie onto your Mossy Meadow bow with the Gold Baker’s Twine, tying a knot.  Now add the Leaf outline Autumn Wooden Element onto the Baker’s Twine and tie a bow.  Add the solid Leaf Autumn Wooden Element to your Tag with a couple of Glue Dots.
5.  Your package is now ready to give!

Happy Gift Giving!
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

Thick Baker’s Twine meets the Mini Muslin Bag

Mini Muslin Bag with Thick Baker's Twine Pom PomThis is a quick and easy Gift Packaging idea using a Mini Muslin Bag and Thick Baker’s Twine.  Just wrap your chosen color of thick Baker’s Twine around a Clear Block “D” 20 times then tie a knot in the center of the loops.  Want a fuller embellishment?  Just wrap more than 20 times to get a fuller Pom-Pom.  Stamping on a Mini Muslin bag is also easy.  Just slide a Clear Block “E” inside your bag.  Make sure your ink pad is freshly inked, then stamp, letting the stamp rest on the Muslin Bag for a few seconds longer than you would on card stock.  Do NOT rock your stamp – stamp straight down then straight up with a pause while the ink is absorbed into the muslin.

Happy Stamping on YOUR OWN Muslin Bag!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Father’s Day-Hamburger Box Die

This Hamburger Box is fun to make!  I will be making it for my husband and sons for Father’s Day.  (Although some ofthe wives will get to assemble it!)  I have not yet tried it with Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I am sure you can use whichever paper best fits the occasion you are making this for.  This is a good size for cookies made with our Cookie Stamps.  I have also seen some cute critters made using this die.  So let this basic Hamburger Box assembly video be the springboard for your creativity!  Leave comments below and let everyone know what you have made using this die and also the occasions you have used it for.
Hamburger Box

This Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die (#133724) is available on June 2nd, 2014 after 12:00 noon Utah Time!  You will need your Big Shot and Extended Cutting Pads.  I also used the Extended Crease Pad.

Video is about 12 minutes.

Happy Die-Cutting and Treat Giving!
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

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

Christmas Tag a Bag

Christmas is in two days and here is my last packaging idea using the Tag a Bag.  Do you need a small gift bag to hold a set of cards or other relatively flat gift?  Use the Tag a Bag for a quick gift wrapping solution!  You can also use your card stock and ribbon scraps.
Christmas Tag a Bag

Bag:  Tag a Bag Gift Bags #131370  You get 10 food safe bags for $3.95
Stamps:  Hello Lovely  w#130240  c#130243  MDS#134852
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Old Olive
Silver Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits #125598  OR use an extra large punch
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Basic Rhinestones
1/8″ Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon #131206
Chevron Ribbon scrap about 3-4″ long

1.  Insert your gift into your Tag a Bag and fold the top over to form a flap.
2.  Cut out the desired size Label Framelit from Silver Glimmer Paper.
3.  Cut your Old Olive card stock 3/4″ x 3-3/4″.  Cut  the banner ends.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with scissors leaving a white border around the outside edge.
5.  Cut banner ends on your Chevron Ribbon.  Fold it in half at an angle and attach to the back of your sentiment with several Glue Dots.
6.  Now lay out all your pieces in the desired positions on your Tag a Bag Flap.  Adhere them together and to the flap using SNAIL and Glue Dots.  Add some Basic Rhinestones if desired.
7.  Wrap your 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around your Tag a Bag and tie a knot.  Trim ends if desired.
8.  Yes, this does look like a few steps but should take you less than 10 minutes to make even on a slow day-providing you can quickly find all your tools and supplies.

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

Goodie Gear Treat Bags

Would you like a little Treat Bag to give the kids as they are begging for something to eat while you are waiting for Thanksgiving Dinner?  These are the perfect size for a small treat and they only take a minute or two to put together.  They come in Pumpkin Pie and Real Red versions.
Goodie Gear Treat Bags

Goodie Gear Kit:  Pumpkin Pie #132792  Real Red #132161
Stamps:  Oh Goodie!  w#131886  c#131889 MDS#135237
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie or Real Red
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive

1.  Choose your supplies from the Kit:  cellophane bag, Crumb Cake Tag, Whisper White Banner, Baker’s Twine, and colored strips.
2.  Take 1 colored strip sticker and wrap it around your bag two times.  Cut off excess after each wrapping.  You can also use these strips to decorate your Crumb Cake Tag.
3.  Stamp the desired sentiment on your Whisper White Banner using the desired ink color.  Adhere it to the Crumb Cake Tag.
4.  Fill your Goodie Gear Cellophane Bag.  Tie closed with the Baker’s Twine.  Attach the decorated Tag to the bag.
5.  Make as many as you need by repeating the steps above.
6.  Admire all your cute Goodie Bags.  Hide them from the Goodie Seekers until you need them for your event.

Enjoy your Goodie Bags!
Nendy Kerr