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

SUPPLIES:
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
Dimensionals
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.

Happy Favor Making!
Nendy Kerr

Big Shot Items and Punches I Will Miss Most on the Retiring Accessories List

Have you seen the Retiring Lists yet for Stamps and Accessories yet?  You only have until June 3rd to buy any of the Retiring Stamps.  All Retiring Accessories are available only while supplies last.

You can purchase Retiring Products in My Online Store.  Only items still available are shown.

Here are the Things I will Miss Most!
The top item in each category is the thing I will miss most.  After this, the order is random.

BIG SHOT ITEMS:
Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die  #115965  $39.95
Fancy Favor Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die - by Stampin' Up!
Candy Wrapper Bigz Die  #120890  $24.71
Candy Wrapper Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!
Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #119277  $5.96
Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!
Flower Folds Bigz XL Die  #115970  $42.95
Flower Folds Bigz Xl Die - by Stampin' Up!
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die  #124098  $19.77
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die - by Stampin' Up!
Scalloped Heart of Heart Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die  #117332  $11.95
Scalloped Heart Of Hearts Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die - by Stampin' Up!
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #120175  $7.95
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - by Stampin' Up!

PUNCHES
Blossom Petals XL Punch  #121808  $10.17
Blossom Petals Xl Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Scallop Trim Corner Punch  #118870  $9.95
Scallop Trim Corner Punch - by Stampin' Up!

1-1/4″ Square Punch  #119865  $15.95
1-1/4 Inch Square Punch - by Stampin' Up!

1-3/8″ Square Punch  #119877  $16.95
1-3/8 Inch Square Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Extra Large Tag Punch  #119866  $16.95
Extra-Large Tag Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Scallop Square Punch  #119884  $16.95
Scallop Square Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Say Goodbye to the Fancy Favor Die

2013-2014 NEW Catalog Sneak Peek!I will miss the Fancy Favor Die most of all the Big Shot items retiring.  It has been a favorite for years and I will be keeping it because it makes such nice packaging for small gifts.  I have made this Fancy Favor Bag out of the NEW Quatrafancy Designer Series Paper from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and the Pinwheel Sizzlit from the Spring Catalog which will NOT be carried over into the NEW Annual Catalog. If you buy the Fancy Favor Die from me you will receive a FREE Online Video Class showing four different ways to use your Fancy Favor Die.  Please email me after you have placed your order and I will email you the Class link.  The video on this post is the first video in the class.
Quatrafancy Fancy Favor

SUPPLIES:
Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die #115965
  (available while supplies last)
Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper #130141 (available May 31st)
Pinwheel Sizzlet #129411
 (Available until May 30th)
Sticky Strip
Glue Dots
Brad
Wire Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS:
Pinwheel 1.  Choose your card stock color.  You will need a 2″ square.  I used Marina Mist.  Cut it out with your Big Shot.  Remove the card stock from the Sizzlit.  You can use your Piercing Tool to poke out the holes if you want to hold your Pinwheel together with a Brad.
2.  Use your Bone Folder to to curl the four pointed ends that have the holes.
3a.  If using a Brad to connect all the holes I found it easier to put the Brad in from the center and then through each of the points.  This does mean that the tabs open on the top of the pinwheel.
3b.  I found it easier to use Glue Dots to conect the points.  Put the first Glue Dot in the center over the hole.  Place one point over this Glue Dot.  Now put a Glue Dot on the bottom of the next point and adhere it over the first one.  Repeat with the other two points.  Choose your Brad.  Use Wire Cutters to cut off the Tabs.  Put a Glue Dot on the Brad Bottom and adhere to the center of your Pinwheel.
4.  Set Pinwheel aside while you make your Fancy Favor Bag.
Fancy
Favor
1.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 5-1/2″ x 12″.  Run through your Big Shot using your extended Cutting Pads and the Fancy Favor Die.
2.  Score and fold all score lines-pleat lines on the sides are optional.
3.  Place outside side of Fancy Favor up.  Put Sticky Strip on the side tab next to the crease and at the edge of the tab.  Put Sticky Strip on the bottom edge of both rectangle tabs and one triangle tabs.  Flip the Fancy Favor over and place sticky strip on the edge of the last triangle tab.
4.  Remove sticky Strip backing from side tab.  Adhere side tab to side edge of Fancy Favor.  Lay flat and crease fold lines with Bone Folder.
5.  Open up Fancy Favor and remove Sticky Strip from the bottom tabs.  Put down the Rectangle Tabs first and then the Triangle Tab with the Sticky Strip facing up.  Now put down the last Triangle Tab.  Use your Bone Folder and rub it on the inside bottom of your Fancy Favor to help your Sticky Strip adhere well.
6.  Now add your Pinwheel to the front of your Fancy Favor with Glue Dots.

BASIC FANCY FAVOR VIDEO

Happy Fancy Favor Making!
Nendy

Pop-Up Posies Fancy Favor Gift Bag

I LOVE making Fancy Favor Gift Bags and the Pop-Up Posies Kit is just perfect to embellish it!  You can have a fun little gift bag in less than 10 minutes!  Enjoy making your own version!  You can also use flower punches and Label or Window Framelits to decorate it if you don’t have the Pop-Up Posies Kit.
Pop-Up Posies Fancy Favor Bag

SUPPLIES:
* = Spring 2013 Catalog *Pop-Up Posies Kit #131395
Card Stock:
 
Your choice of:  Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, or Island Indigo.
Ink:  
When this Kit is no longer available you can use any Framelit or Big Shot Die in place of the embossed labels and Punched Flowers to get the look you want.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your desired color of card stock at 5-1/2″ x 11″ for your Fancy Favor die.  I used Pacific Point.    Run it through your Big Shot with your Fancy Favor XL Bigz Die cutting of part of the side tab.  I used an Extended Cutting Plate on the top and bottom since I didn’t want the side creases well-defined.
2.  Assemble your Fancy Favor Bag.  Fold all creases for the corners and bottom flaps (skip the side pleats).  Lay the outside facing up.  Put Sticky Strip on the side tab along the crease, on the outside edges of both rectangle flaps and one triangle flap.  Flip your Fancy Favor over and put Sticky Strip on the edge of the last triangle flap.
3.  Adhere your side Tab to the edge of your Fancy Favor Bag.  Now stand it upside-down so the bottom flaps are on the top.  Remove the Sticky Strip backing.  Place the two rectangle flaps down to form the bottom of the box.  Next place the triangle flap that has the Sticky Strip facing up onto the two rectangle flaps.  Now place the last triangle flap down.  Turn your Fancy Favor bag over and use your Bone Folder to press against the areas where the Sticky Strip is so it adheres well.
4.  Shape your Posies with long thin handled paint brush by laying the paint brush across the flower so it is in the center of two opposite petals.  Fold the petals around the paint brush, leaving the flower center flat.  Repeat this process with all the petals on each flower you want to use.  I used 3 flowers.  Line them up and pierce a hole through the center and insert brad.  Place Petals in desired positions and use a Glue Dot or two if necessary in the center to hold the petals in place.
5.  Decide where you want your flower to be.  Stamp the sentiment “Just for You” which is included in your Kit with Black StazOn ink in the top of your embossed label.
6.  Adhere your flower to the embossed label with several Glue Dots or Dimensionals.  Tie a bow with the ribbon and attach it with a Glue Dot.
7.  Adhere the decorated embossed label to your Fancy Favor Bag with either Glue Dots or Dimesionals.
8.  Now to put a little surprise in it for a special someone……….

Happy Stamping! Nendy

A Fancy Favor Halloween

Fall & Halloween Card & Project IdeasStarting today I will be posting Fall and Halloween Card and Project Ideas every Wednesday until Thanksgiving.
For today I have two Fancy Favor Halloween Boxes for you to make.  I really do enjoy making cute Halloween things.

I am making a selection of things for my Treat and Gift Holder Class at the end of the month.  We will be making containers for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas for this class.  I am contemplating offering an Treat and Gift Holder Online Kit.  Please leave a comment below or email me if you would be interested in purchasing one.  I haven’t come up with the class or kit cost yet.  But I should in the next few days.  All parts will be provided.  Card stock will be cut and die cut.  You will need to provide the stamps, ink, and adhesive.

Well, back to today’s projects.
Halloween Fancy Favor boxes GENERAL SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Tricky Treats w#126325 c#126327
Card Stock:
 Tangerine Tango  5-1/2″ x 11″ (you end up cutting off part of the tab)
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die #115965
Extended Cutting Pads #113478
Extended Crease Pad #117630 (Note:  Use the Crease Pad if your Big Shot is cutting your Score Lines or if you want more defined score lines without them being cut.)
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip
Dimensionals (for Tags)

BAT TAG SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Elegant Eggplant
Markers:  Tangerine Tango
Elegant Eggplant
Basic Black
Punches:  1-3/8″ Circle #119860
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle  #119854
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle  #118874

SPIDER TAG SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Elegant Eggplant
Markers:  Tangerine Tango
Basic Black
Elegant Eggplant
Punches:  Extra Large Tag #119866
Large Tag (retired)
Ink:  Illuminate Glimmer Watermark  #126857
Big Shot:  Spider Web Embossing Folder #120889

BASIC DIRECTIONS:
1.  Cut out Fancy Favor Bag making sure that the part you cut off is part of the tab.  Position your card stock just slightly past the cut line of the other edge.  Run through your Big Shot.  Sandwich if you are using a Crease Pad:  Cutting Pad, Bigz Die, card stock, Crease Pad.
2.  Fold all Score Lines.  Lay the Fancy Favor so the part that will be the outside is facing up.  Put Sticky Strip on the bottom edge of both rectangle tabs and one triangle tab and the side tab.  Turn over and put Sticky Strip on the other Triangle tab.  (Note:  Sticky Strip should be placed next to the score line on the side tab and on the edge opposite the score line-the cut edge-of the bottom tabs.)

“Put Together Box” step.  Adhere side to tab aligning so the box is squared.  Box Bottom.  Remove all upward facing Sticky Strip Backing from three of the bottom tabs.  Place the rectangle tabs in position, squaring up the box.  Place the first triangle tab down on the rectangle tabs.  Remove the Sticky Strip from the last triangle tab.  The Sticky Strip should be facing toward the bottom of the box.  Attach to bottom tabs.

BAT TAG DIRECTIONS:
1.  Follow all Basic Directions above including “Put Together Box” step.
2.  Color Bat stamp with markers and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with 1-3/8″ Circle punch.  Punch 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle from Basic Black card stock.  Punch 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle from Elegant Eggplant card stock.  Layer together with Dimensionals.  Adhere to Fancy Favor box with Dimensionals.
3.  Fill your Fancy Favor Box with treats or small gift as desired.

SPIDER BOX DIRECTIONS:
1.  Follow Step 1 under Basic Directions.  Fold all score lines.
2.  Emboss.  Use Spider Web embossing folder to emboss half of your Fancy Favor box at a time.  Lightly rub Illuminate Glimmer ink pad over spider webs.
3.  Crease all Score Lines again.  Follow Step 2 in Basic Directions and Put Together Box step.
4.  Tag.  Color stamp with markers and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out using retired Large Tag punch or cut out along dotted line.  Punch an Extra Large Tag from Elegant Eggplant card stock.  Layer with Dimensionals and adhere to Fancy Favor box with Dimensionals.
5.  Fill your Fancy Favor Box with treats or small gift as desired.

You can purchase all the products to make these Fancy Favor Boxes at my Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 


A Fancy Favor Christmas

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasStarting today I will be posting Christmas and Winter Card and Project ideas every Monday.  Here are a couple of Christmas gift holder ideas using the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die.  I used my favorite Christmas colors Red and Green.  I will have a Halloween version for you on Wednesday.
Fancy Favor Christmas

GENERAL SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  5-1/2″ x 11″ (you end up cutting off part of the tab)
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die #115965
Extended Cutting Pads #113478
Extended Crease Pad #117630 (Note:  Use the Crease Pad if your Big Shot is cutting your Score Lines or if you want more defined score lines without them being cut.)
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip

RED SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes  w#128048 c#128051
Card Stock:  Real Red
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Big Shot:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits #127816
Other:  Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2″ Scalloped Tulle Ribbon #127841
Dimensionals
SNAIL

GREEN SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Greetings for the Season w#128030 c#128033
Card Stock:  Gumball Green
Very Vanilla
DSP:  Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper #126901
Ink:  Gumball Green
Marker:  Real Red
Big Shot:  Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die #125594
Punches:  1″ Circle  #119868
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Pearls #119247
Large Pearl #125577
Dimensionals

DIRECTIONS:
1.  Cut out Fancy Favor Bag making sure that the part you cut off is part of the tab.  Position your card stock just slightly past the cut line of the other edge.  Run through your Big Shot.  Sandwich if you are using a Crease Pad:  Cutting Pad, Bigz Die, card stock, Crease Pad.
2.  Fold all Score Lines.  Lay the Fancy Favor so the part that will be the outside is facing up.  Put Sticky Strip on the bottom edge of both rectangle tabs and one triangle tab and the side tab.  Turn over and put Sticky Strip on the other Triangle tab.  (Note:  Sticky Strip should be placed next to the score line on the side tab and on the edge opposite the score line-the cut edge-of the bottom tabs.)
“Put Together Box” step.  Adhere side to tab aligning so the box is squared.  Box Bottom.  Remove all upward facing Sticky Strip Backing from three of the bottom tabs.  Place the rectangle tabs in position, squaring up the box.  Place the first triangle tab down on the rectangle tabs.  Remove the Sticky Strip from the last triangle tab.  The Sticky Strip should be facing toward the bottom of the box.  Attach to bottom tabs.
Red Fancy Favor
3.  Adhere Scalloped Tulle Ribbon.  Fold one side of the Fancy Favor to a 90 degree angle. Run SNAIL down the corner fold starting about 1/2″ from the top edge and finishing about 1/2″ above the loser edge of box.  Repeat with all side folds.  Run a narrow strip of SNAIL on the edge that will connect with the tab.  Position Tulle Ribbon. Do NOT cover tab.
4.  “Put Together Box” following above directions.
5.  Stamp desired Ornament in Raspberry Ripple ink.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit and Big Shot.  Adhere to Fancy Favor with Dimensionals.
Green Fancy Favor
3.  Put Together Box following above directions.
4.  Rosette:  Cut a 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip of Designer Series Paper.  Place on Rosette die with one side on desired edge.  If you want flat edges just place the strip in the center of the die.  Use the Crease Pad instead of the top cutting pad.  I also have to place a card stock shim between the bottom cutting pad and the die on one of my Big Shots.  The other Big Shot cuts fine without a shim.
5.  Make the Rosette.  Punch two 1″ Circles from scraps of Gumball Green.  It is okay if one is not totally round.  Cover one side of both 1″ Circles with Sticky Strip, making sure you will be able to pull the red backing off the strips.  Pleat your Rosette.  Adhere ends with Sticky Strip.  Now remove the Sticky Strip backing from both Circles.  Flatten out your Rosette and get it into the shape you want.  Adhere Punched Circles to Rosette:  the good one in the front, the not so good one on the back.  Adhere Rosette to front of Fancy Favor bag.  Add a Large Pearl to the center of the punched circle.
6.  Color only the outside lines of Four Frames stamp with bird with the Real Red marker and stamp on Very Vanilla card stock.  Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the Sentiment stamp which you stamp in Gumball Green ink.  Punch with Decorative Label punch.  Adhere to back of Fancy Favor with Dimensionals.

You can purchase all the products to make these Fancy Favor Boxes at my Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 

International Fancy Favor

The Fancy Favor Bag can hold a small gift or lots of candy.  It is a quick to make and easy to decorate.  Give it a try!
International Fancy FavorSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Perfect Punches w#117022 c#120516
Ink:  Pacific Point #126951
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730
Pacific Point #111350
Designers Series Paper:  International Bazaar #126920
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor Bigz XL die #115965
Apothecary Accents Framelits  #127003
Punch:  Scallop Oval #119856
Adhesives:  Sticky Strip #104294
Dimensionals  #104430

TIPS:
1.  Put Sticky Strip on the side tab and the two angular bottom tabs.
2.  Have fun using a variety of card stock and Designers Series Papers to make this.  You can use 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock.  Just make sure you cut off part of the tab and not part of the front.

You can buy all the supplies to make this project at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!

Nendy

Flower Petals Fancy Favor Bag

My grandson gave me the idea to make a little bag with a handle.  I used the Paisley Petals DSP, the Fancy Favor die, the Build a Blossom stamp set and coordinating Blossom builder punch.  For the center of the flower I used the Itty Bitty Punch Shapes Pack flower.  Card stock and ink was Baja Breeze.  The handle is a strip left over after the die was cut.  It is about 1/2″ wide and 12″ long.  I attached it with Sticky Strip.

Fancy Favor Bag

REMEMBER:
1.  Sale-a-bration ends March 31st.
2.  Earn Double Creative Corner Reward Points for your online orders from me through March 31st.  Write “Wedding” beside your orders for February and March 2012 so I will remember.  If you a local customer, the double points is extended through April 5th when I place your order for the Rosette Wreath Class.

Fancy Favor Packages

I have used the Fancy Favor die for lots of little packages this month.  Here are some samples.  I used the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP and Cherry Cobbler card stock for all of them.

Here I used the Top Note die and the Tags Til Christmas stamp set.  To attach the Top Not die I used Sticky Strip to attach it to the back of the bag and Dotto to attach it to the front of the bag for easy opening.

For this cute little bag, I used 2 Fancy Favor bags-1 from DSP, 1 from card stock.  It is a real tight fit.

Try making some of your own little packages!

Just a note:  The Stocking Builder Punch (#124095) will NOT carry over, so if you want it order it while it is still available-before January 3rd.

Fancy Favor Gift Bag

This is a quick and easy gift bag to make with your Big Shot, Fancy Favor die, and Two Tags die.

Cute Little Fancy Favor Bag!

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Jolly Bingo Bits page 41  w#120857  c#121187
Card Stock & Paper:  DSP-I used Holly Berry Bouquet (Holiday Mini) page 20  #124004
Garden Green
Whisper White
Big Shot:
  Fancy Favor XL Bigz die  page 221 #115965
Two Tags Bigz die  page 222  #115954
Punches:  1″ Circle  page 212  #119868 OR 1-1/4″ Circle  page 212  #119861
(I used the Large Oval #119855, but recommend the Small Oval #120908)
Other:  18″ Real Red Satin Ribbon page 195  #117286
Sticky Strip

DIRECTIONS:
1.
  Cut 6″ x 11″ OR 12″ DSP or card stock using Fancy Favor die and Big Shot.  Use Sticky Strip on side tab and one of the bottom tabs.  Assemble.
2.  Punch desired oval leaving about 1/2″ paper at top of bag so it doesn’t tear when tying ribbon.   Fill bag with a fun little surprise.
3.  Cut small tag from Garden Green card stock using Two Tags die and Big Shot.  Fold in half as desired.  Mark ovals on inside of tag and punch.
4.  Stamp desired image on Whisper White card stock.  Punch with desired circle punch.  Adhere to circle portion of tag.
5.  Drape tag over bag top aligning punched holes of tag with punched holes in bag.  Tie a bow with ribbon.
6.  Admire your festive little bag!