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.
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.
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. 4. 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.
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.
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!
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.
INSTRUCTIONS: 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. 2. 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!
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!
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.
This 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. 🙂
TIPS: 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.
Do 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. 🙂
INSTRUCTIONS: 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!
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.
This 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 Twinearound 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
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.
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.
INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Designer Series Paper. One 3-1/4″ square for the top. Four 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ rectangles for the sides. Adhere in place. 2. Tie a Bow with the 1″ Cherry Cobbler Ribbon. 3. Punch a hole in the corner of the desired Journaling Tag. Thread a piece of Baker’s Twine through the hole in your Journaling Tag. Tie a knot in the Baker’s Twine and wrap it around the center of the Big Bow. Adhere the Baker’s Twine knot to the back of the Bow’s knot with Tombow Glue. Adhere the Big Bow to the top of the Kraft Box lid with Tombow Glue. (Glue Dots won’t hold the bow on for very long if someone will be shaking it to guess what is inside!) 4. Fill your Christmas Kraft Box with a gift for someone special.
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.
Happy Fall Gift Making!
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