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

I {HEART} You Son

This is one of the cards we made at my Guy Cards Stamp Class.  I have three sons, two who are fathers and make cards for all of them plus my two son-in-laws for Father’s Day.  Using the Little Letters Thinlits you can put any word or name you want in place of the word son.  Everyone at class either cut out the word “dad” or a name instead of the word son.  The Guy Greetings stamp set is one of the few that comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount, AND Photopolymer!
I {Heart} You Son

Stamps:  Guy Greetings  Wood #138825, Clear #138828, Photopolymer #137178
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Night of Navy
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Little Letters Thinlits Dies #133730
Label Card Thinlits Die #133479  (I Heart you – Retiring June 2, 2015)
Magnetic Platform OR Multipurpose Platform with both tabs closed.
Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Pack #133787
Other:  Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199 if using Photopolymer stamps
Parchment Paper or Wax Paper from your grocery store
Post-it-Notes or sticky notes.  We used a Label one that is all sticky except about 1/4″ at the end.
Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy background layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Marina Mist card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  This is the layer your cut your letters from.  Lay everything out on your Magnetic Platform with a bottom cutting plate.  We did use Post-it-Notes to hold the card from to the cutting plate, and also to hold the Parchment paper in place.  Now place your Thinlits in the position you want, using Post-it-Notes to hold them in place if you need to.  There is only one of each letter so if you need more than one of a letter you will have to position and cut more than one run through your Big Shot.  You can save the center parts of the letters if you want to glue them in.  Some liked the look without the letter center parts.
4.  Use the stamp of your choice to decorate around the cut out areas if desired.  I used the Guy Greetings hats stamp since one of my sons and his son both enjoy wearing hats.  There are a variety of Guy things in this stamp set to choose from.  When you are finished with the cutting out and decorating you can glue the card front to the card base.  Make sure and use only small amounts of glue especially on the super tiny parts between letters.
5. If you used the I {HEART} You Thinlit, punch a small heart from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack out of Cherry Cobbler card stock and attach with a Dimensional inside the Heart space.
6.  You now have a great guy card for whatever occasion you choose.

Happy Guy Card Making!
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

Father’s Day Card Video

It is hard to believe that Sunday is Father’s Day!  Celebrate the man in your life with this manly card.  Add this card to the Hamburger Box with your guy’s favorite treat in to add some happiness to his Father’s Day.

Video is about 6 minutes of project time.

Stamps:  from May 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″), card front (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)
Hello Honey
Very Vanilla  1-1/2″ x 2-5/8″
Big Shot:  On Film Framelits #132969
Choose one Embossing Folder per card.  I used several since I was making lots of cards. Here are the ones I used:
Chevron #127749
Houndstooth (retired)
Folder Arrows #132187
Other:  Tombow Glue
Parchment Paper OR Wax Paper to use with your Framlit (from your grocery store)

Happy Father’s Day!
Nendy Kerr

May Paper Pumpkin Kit

Paper Pumpkin

Here is a card I made with the May Paper Pumpkin Kit.  It came with everything I need to make 4 cards – including Dimensionals.  The tags on the front are really stickers and self-adhesive.  There are 5 photopolymer stamps included in the Kit including Happy Father’s Day – which I will be using on my Father’s Day cards.

The May 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit is designed for guys and includes a Happy Father’s Day and Happy Birthday stamps.  It even comes with all the adhesive you need!  This card is fun to make and I really like the way it looks.  The large tags are self-adhesive and pre-cut so you just peel and apply to your card front.  I did tweak my card as usual.  I left off the little tag and wrapped the Baker’s Twine around the label instead of wrapping it around the top of the card.

May Paper Pumpkin Birthday Card

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Happy Creative Escape in your Paper Pumpkin Kit!
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

A Candy Bow Tie for your Dad, Husband, or the Man in your Life

We made this at Stamp Class on Friday in preparation for Father’s Day next month.  This is a super quick project!  If your guy doesn’t like M&Ms, you can use Skittles or something similar just as long as you can pinch it in the center to make it look like a Bow Tie.  My son said he likes this kind of card!  Don’t worry, he will still get a “Real” card from me.  (Unless I change my mind!)
M&M Bow Tie for your Guy and Father's Day

Stamps:  Dapper Dad w#129195  c#129198
Loved Ones (stamp set retired) Digital Stamp Brush Set #130164
(Options in Instructions)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red
Tempting Turquoise
Cherry Cobbler Marker
Other:  Peanut m&m’s 3.27 ounce package sold at checkout counter
White Baker’s Twine
Glue Dots

1.  Stamp the Bow Tie in Real Red on Whisper White and cut it out.  Stamp the “DAD” in Tempting Turquoise ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out leaving a little extra by the first letter so you can attach it to the tie with Glue Dots or so you could attach it with Baker’s Twine.  Now is the time to decide.  (Note:  You can also use this as a “Husband or Boyfriend Appreciation Day.  Use the “Love You” from the Seasonal Sayings stamp set instead of the word Dad.)
1a.  I don’t have the Dapper Dad Stamp set but I do have the Beyond Plaid Stamp Set.  So I traced the Bow Tie from the Dapper Dad stamp Set from the Spring 2013 Catalog onto Vellum.  I stamped the desired Beyond Plaid stamp in Real Red.  (A couple of my customers colored the Plaid and Argyle stamps with various Markers which look really great!).  I used some Dotto Removable Adhesive (I am so sad we no longer carry this) on the back of the Vellum Bow Tie and attached it to the stamped image and cut out the Bow Tie.  I then used a coordinating Cherry Cobbler Marker to outline the tie, knot, and the wrinkles by the knot.
2.  Take 6-12″ of Baker’s Twine and wrap it rather tightly around the center of your m&m’s.  Tie a knot and trim off the extra Baker’s Twine.
3.  If you are attaching the DAD to the Bow Tie with Glue Dots do it now.  You can attach it on either side, top or bottom.  If you are attaching it with Baker’s Twine lay the Bow Tie in place.  Pierce a hole in the desired corner and thread your Baker’s Twine through it.  Tie around the center leaving enough length so it will look good.
4.  Attach the Bow Tie with Glue Dots.  I placed a Glue Dot in the center and at each corner of the Bow Tie and pressed in on well.
5.  Hide this where he won’t find it or the candy will “mysteriously” disappear before Father’s Day. Frown  Or you could make two:  one for now and one for Father’s Day.

Variation for Women and Girls.
Tie a ribbon around the center of the candy into a nice bow.  Add Jumbo Rhinestones or Pearls to the corner of the candy bag for some Bling.

Happy Guy Appreciation Day!

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Happy Father’s Day-Three Versions

Happy Father’s Day!  I hope you all enjoy time with your Father and the other men in your life!  Remember all the good times you had with your Father and the important things he taught you.  I used the retired Mocha Morning DSP.  Choose your DSP and 2 coordinating colors and a sentiment and you can use this layout for a variety of occasions.

Version 1-Layered Decorative Label Punch (Medium).
Father's Day Version 1 Version 2-Small Decorative Label Sentiment (Most steps).

Father's Day Version 2

Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).
Father's Day Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen w#122650  c#122652 

OR Word Play w#120308  c#120651
Card Stock:  Brushed Gold #102935  3-3/4″ x 5″
Early Espresso #119686  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Very Vanilla #101650 (I used Confetti Cream-retired)  cardbase
Designer Series Paper:  Mocha Morning (retired)  3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
Ink:  StayzOn Black #101406 or Early Espresso #126974
Punches:  Decorative Label #120907
Key Tag (retired) OR Labels Framelits #125598 AND Big Shot
Brads:  Basic Glimmer Brads #121003
3/16″ Neutrals Brads #119736
Other:  Paper-Piercing Tool  #126119  (LOVE this NEW one!)
Stampin’ Pierce Mat  #126199  (LOVE this too!)
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187  (LOVE these too!)
SNAIL  #104332  refill #104331
Dimensionals  #104430
Post-It-Notes (not SU) 

Card Base.
  Cut all papers.  Front Layer:  DSP 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Middle Layer:  Brushed Gold 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Adhere with SNAIL.  Use Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to evenly pierce holes in the DSP corners.  Put brads in holes.  Now adhere to Back Layer:  Early Espresso 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to Very Vanilla card base.

Version 1-Layered Decorative Label Punch (Medium).  I used the Decorative Label Punch and the Key Tag Punch.  Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch with Key Tag Punch.  Use the Decorative Label Punch to punch 1 Brushed Gold and 2 Early Espresso labels.  Cut 1 Early Espresso Label length-wise down the center.  Trim the points.  Cut the other Early Espresso Label width-wise down the center.  Trim the points.  Click Here if you would like pictures of how to do this (Click “next page” two times-Nov 12, 2010-Layered Top Note).  Put SNAIL on the back of your Brushed Gold Label and attach the Length-wise cut Label parts and then the width-wise cut Label parts to the back of the Brushed Gold Label, trying to keep the exposed Early Espresso even all the way around.  Attach punched sentiment with Dimensionals.  Attach Layered Label and Sentiment with Dimensionals to card front.
Version 2-Small Decorative Label Sentiment (Most steps).  Layer the Brushed Gold and Early Espresso Decorative Labels the same as Version 1.  Stamp Sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock using Black StayzOn ink.  Punch with Decorative Label Punch, making sure the sentiment is in the center.   Place punched sentiment on a Post-It-Note and slide it back it your punch so the sentiment edge is touching/aligned with the long edge of the punch.  Punch.  Now attach your sentiment to another Post-It-Note and repeat with the other long side.  Adhere to the layered Gold and Espresso Labels with Dimensionals.  Adhere whole layered sentiment to card front with Dimensionals.
Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).  Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock.   Use the smallest Label Collection Framelit and your Big Shot to cut it out.  Use the next larger size Label Framelit to cut out your Brushed Gold.  Layer with Dimensionals and attach to card front with Dimensionals.