Glimmer & Foil Flower Gift Boxes

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

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

Happy Box Decorating!
Nendy Kerr

Floral Frames Baker’s Twine Card

This String-Art card uses the Sale-a-bration In Color Baker’s Twine available only until March 31st.  You can also use any thick or regular Baker’s Twine with any shaped “Frame”.
Floral Frames Baker's Twine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamp:  Hello Life  Photopolymenr #137136
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
Tangelo Twist
Big Shot:  Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Other:  Sale-a-bration In Color Accessory Pack #138637
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Use a piece of Hello Honey card stock for your Flower Frame that is at least 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ square.  I just used a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece.  Choose the second and third largest Floral Framelits.  Use the Big Shot sandwich:  Magnetic Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), a cutting plate, your Hello Honey card stock, line up BOTH Framelits in the position you want them trying to make the space in between them even, then your top cutting plate.  Run through your Big Shot.  You will only need the “Frame” and can save the center flower for another project.
3.  Decide which side of your Frame will be the front side.  Put Glue Dots on the back at each point all the way around your flower.  You can tell what I considered as the points because that is where the Baker’s Twine comes out.  Place the end of your Baker’s Twine on one of the Glue Dots and press it into the Glue Dot so it will stay put.  Stretch the Baker’s Twine across to the point exactly opposite attaching to the Glue Dot and pressing it in.  Now cut your Baker’s Twine.  Move to the next Glue Dot and repeat until you have used all the Glue Dots.  Now put a whole Dimensional on the wider parts over the Glue Dots and a half Dimensional over the narrower parts over the Glue Dots.  Attach your Flower Frame to your card front.
4.  Tie a couple of bows with a different color of Baker’s Twine in the center of your string art.
5.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Tea Light Flower

Do you need a quick gift?  Use a battery-operated Tea Light, a sheet of Designer Series Paper, and your Floral Framelits Dies to make these fun, decorative Tea Lights to help brighten someone’s day.
Tealight Flower

SUPPLIES:
Paper:  Your choice of 12 x 12 patterned paper.  I used the retired Polka Dot Parade in Real Red.
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Circles Collection Framelits  #130911
Magnetic Platform (optional)
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Bone Folder
Sticky Strip
Glue Dots
Paper Snips or Scissors
Battery Operated Tea Light from your local store

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note:  You can cut two sheets of paper at the same time with your Framelits which makes it easy to make a set of two.
1.
 Choose your patterned paper making sure there is a pattern on both sides.  I have also used Vellum to make this flower.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 6″ x 12″.
2.  Measure the bottom of your Framelit with the Circle Framelits to find the correct size for the bottom.  Note:  I skipped this step on the first one I made so you could not turn the Tea Light on and off because it was covered with paper.  😉
3.  Choose the two largest Floral Frames Framelits to make your project.  Lay out one Floral Frame Framelit on your paper and Magnetic Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with all Tabs closed), then center the Circle Framelit.  Add your top cutting plate and cut out.  Repeat with the other Floral Frames Framelit and the Circle Framelit.
4.  Sponge the edges of the petals if desired.  Cut down about 1″ between each petal on both flowers.  Curl about 1/2″ to 3/4″ of the end of each petal using your Bone Folder.
Tealight Flower diagram5.  Put Sticky Strip around the bottom edge of the side of your Tealight.  Put the smaller flower on first, then add the larger.  Attaching the paper flowers to the Tealight is not an exact process.  It requires some crunching and perhaps tearing between a petal or two of the flower to get it onto the Tealight.  Use Glue Dots to attach these overlapping pieces.  Follow the diagram for attaching the Petals to the Tealight.  Now put Sticky Strip along the bottom edge of your paper flower pressing the paper and the Sticky Strip as flat as possible.
6.  Now add your Larger Flower to the Tealight following the same process as before.
7.  Optional:  You can add Dazzling Details, cut paper (using the same Circle Framelit) with a hole punched for the “flame”, or Glitter to add an extra touch to the top of your Tealight.

Happy Gift-Making!
Nendy Kerr

Flower Kraft Box: Creped Filter Paper meets Floral Frames Framelits

We made this Flower Box using the Crepe Filter Paper from the Spring 2013 Catalog and a Kraft Box.  We used the Floral Frames Framelits to cut out our flowers.  I used the largest Floral Frames Framelits.  Everyone else chose the next two smaller sizes.  We decorated the front of the box with a smaller flower die cut from the Floral Frames Framelits.   that we stamped with the flower  from the Oh Hello Stamp set.  This is a quick project!  The Flower Box  can be filled with a variety of treats or gifts.  It it is the perfect size for cookies that have been stamped with Sweetly Pressed Cookie Stamps.
Flower Box: Creped Filter Paper meets Floral Frames Framelits

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh Hello w#130730  c#130733
Markers:  Primrose Petals
Garden Green
Primrose Petals Ink Pad
Papers:  Creped Filter Paper #129393
Whisper White card stock
Big ShotL  Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Other:  Kraft Box #124106
Brad
Piercing Tool and Mat
Stamping Sponge
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Take the whole stack of Crepe Filter Paper Circles.  Choose the Floral Frames Framelit in the size that you want your flower.  Make your sandwich using the Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed, your cutting pad, the whole stack of the Crepe Filter Paper Circles, your desired Floral Frames Framelit, and finally your top cutting pad.  Yes, you can cut the whole stack at once!  Now, Pierce a hole in the center with your Piercing Tool.  Insert the desired brad.  It will show so choose one that coordinates.  I used a retired brad with a jewel.
2.  Now to shape your flower.  Take the top layer and scrunch it straight up.  Do the same with each layer, scrunching slightly less with each lower level.  Fluff up your Crepe Filter Paper Flower.
3.  Color your Oh Hello Flower with your Primrose Petals Markers.  Remoisten and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Choose the desired Floral Frames Framelit and cut out the Flower that will decorate the front of your box.  Sponge around the edge with a Stamping Sponge and Primrose Petals ink.  Adhere to the front of your Kraft Box with either SNAIL or Glue Dots
4.  Adhere your Crepe Filter Paper Flower to the top of your box with 4-6 Glue Dots placed close to the center of the bottom layer.
5.  Admire your cute box.

Happy Flower Making and Gift Giving!
Nendy

Gossamer Lace and Dahlias

I LOVED the Gossamer Lace stamp (#129050), Fancy Fan embossing folder (#127751), and the Dahlias (#127556) as soon as I saw them!  I decided to layer them together using Pretty in Pink card stock, Raspberry Ripple card stock and ink.  Stamp the Gossamer Lace stamp on Whisper White card stock using Raspberry Ripple ink and cut out.  Attach the Dahlias with Glue Dots.  Layer with Dimensionals.  The Raspberry Ripple Flower is cut using the Floral Frames Framelits (#127012).

Gossamer Lace

You can purchase all the products to make this card at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 

Decorate a Daisy Card in Starfruit and Espresso

Make this quick card using the Decorate a Daisy stamp set (w#125989 c#125991), Early Expresso and Summer Starfruit card stock and inks, your Big Shot (#113439), Argyle Folder (#127750) and the Floral Frames Framelits (#127012).  I hand cut out the birds and the banner.  Use any sentiment you want.  I used one from the Just Believe stamp set (w#116948 c#120458).  You can stamp the flower center saying directly in the center of the daisy or punch out with a 1″ Circle punch (#119868).
Decorate a Daisy

You can purchase all the products to make this card at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 

Stippled Blossoms Convention Swap

The Stippled Blossoms stamp set was at the top of my Wish list when I first saw it.  I made this card and decided to use it as my swap (card front to trade with others) at the Stampin’ Up! Convention this week.  This is a quick and easy card adaptable for any occasion.
Stipple Flower Convention SwapSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms  w#126745  c#126747
Itty Bitty Banners  w#125255  c#126257
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple #126859
Primrose Petals #126858
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple #126842
Primrose Petals #126841
Pink Pirouette #111351
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Folder #127751
Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Punch:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
SNAIL adhesive
Dimensionals

DIRECTIONS:
1.  Pink Pirouette 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, scored and folded at 4-1/4″  Adhere Raspberry Ripple 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card front.
2.  Primrose Petals card front layer:  3-3/4″ x 5″.  Emboss with Fancy Fan Folder and your Big Shot.  Adhere to Raspberry Ripple card front.
3.  Stamp Stippled Blossoms Flower on Pink Pirouette card stock.  Solid stamp in Primrose Petals ink.  Stamp lined image on Stamp-a-ma-jig sheet in Early Espresso or Basic Black ink.  Clean stamp.  Use image on Stamp-a-ma-jig sheet to position stamped image where you want it.  Line up Stamp-a-ma-jig handle with sheet, then remove sheet and stamp lined image in Raspberry Ripple ink.  Punch out Stippled Blossoms flower using the Scallop Circle Punch.
4.  Stamp sentiment in Raspberry Ripple ink on Pink Pirouette card stock.  Use the Bitty Banners Framelits and your Big Shot to cut it out.  Cut the desired Floral Frames Framelit from Raspberry Ripple card stock.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Bitty Banner, the Floral Frames flower, and the Scallop Circle.  Attach the Scallop Circle and the Floral Frames together with Dimensionals.
5.  Lay banner and Stippled Blossoms flower in desired positions and adhere with Dimensionals.

You can get everything to make this project in My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping, Punching and Die Cutting!
Nendy