Ghirardelli Chocolate Matchbook Candy Holder Video

This quick and easy Ghirardeli Matchbook Candy Holder is quick to make for any last minute occasion.

This Video is 7-1/2 minutes long.

Stamps:  You’re So Sweet  Wood Mount #138682, Clear Mount #139440
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144143
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547  OR Sweet & Sassy Thinlints #141707
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Ghirardeli Chocolates from your locas store.  Get the regular size if you want to use these measurements.

1.  Measurements:
~Cut at 3″ x 4-3/4″.
~Score at 1/2″, 3/4″, 2-3/4″, 3″
2.  Attach two Glue Dots close to the 1/2″ score line on the lower flap and two Glue Dots towards the top back of the candy.  Attach the candy to the lower flap first, then to the back.  Fold top flap over and tuch inside the lower flap.
3.  Decorate for the occasion.  These are for Valentine’s Day.  Stamp the Heart in Real Red Ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Then stamp one of the other sayings inside the heart.  I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me position my stamp inside.  Cut out with the Heart Framelit.  The Heart Framelin in the Mini Treat Bab Thinlits fits perfectly.  The Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelit is close to perfect, but not the exact shape.

Happy Candy Giving!  You can get all the supplies to make these Matchbook Candy Holders from My Online Store.  You will need to get the candy from your local store.

Sweet Sugarplum Popcorn Box

This fun little Popcorn Treat Box is quick to make and decorate for last minute treat and gift giving!
*Bundle #142284:  Ready to Pop Photopolymer stamps + Popcorn Box Thinlits
Stamps:  *Ready to Pop Photopolymer #141513
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Big Shot:  *Popcorn Box Thinlits #141473
Punch:  1/8″ Circle Punch #134365  (Optional)
Ribbons:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack #143601 (Available until March 31, 2017 FREE with $50 purchase)
I used some Gold Baker’s Twine from the Holiday Catalog.  Choose what you want.
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

1.  Cut out two of the Popcorn Box Thinlits with your Big Shot from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Use the Scallop Edgelit included to cut the top part of your box pieces so the top of your box will be scalloped.  Also cut out a small tag from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.
2.  Fold all the score lines on the box pieces.  Stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink if desired.
3.  Put Tear & Tape on the
~side tabs.  Attach the two Box pieces together at the side tabs.  Decide which part of the box will be the front.  The bottom flap attached to the front will be attached last.
~Bottom Side Flaps: Along the score lines and edges on the outside of the box
~Bottom Back Flap needs no adhesive added.
~Bottom Front Flap:  Along the edge on the inside of the box.
4.  Now fold in the Bottom Flaps in this order:  sides, back, front.  Yea! You have finished your Box! Now to decorate it.
5.  Cut about 20″ of ribbon.  This should give you enough to go around the box and make a nice size bow.  Fold the ribbon in half and put SNAIL adhesive directly on the ribbon on the 4″ or so on each side of the ribbon.  Now attach the ribbon to the box starting with the center of the ribbon on the back center of your box.  Place the ribbon gently in place in case you need to readjust it.  Make sure the adhesive is on the ribbon as it touches the box corners in the front.  Now tie your bow.
6.  Stamp your tag in Rich Razzleberry ink.  I also sponged the edges in the Rich Razzleberry ink.  Punch a hole in the tag if desired or just attach it under the ribbon with a couple of glue dots.  If you punched a hole, thread the Baker’s Twine through the hole and tie it around the knot in your bow.
7.  Fill with treats or a small gift.

Enjoy surprising your family and friends with treats in Popcorn boxes.  If the box is for a guy, just leave off the ribbon.

Valentine Curvy Keepsake Treat Holder

Make this quick and easy Valentine Curvy Keepsake Treat Holder to give treats to some special friends, teachers, and others who you would like to give a small thank you to.
Curvy Keepsake Valentine Treat HolderSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsake Thinlits #135853
Punches:  Sweetheart  #133786
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack  #133787
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125
Fast Fuse, Tombow Glue, OR Tear & Tape

1.  Make your Curvy Keepsake Box using Real Red card stock.  Watch this Video for instructions.
2.  Punch out 2 large Hearts and 1 small Heart from Silver Glimmer Paper.  Glue the Large Hearts onto the Curvy Keepsake box on opposite sides.
3.  Cut out one of the tags from the Curvy Keepsake Thinlits.  Write “TO” and “FROM” on the back if desired. Glue your Small Heart onto this tag.  Thread some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine through one of the handles and tie a bow.  Trim the ends as desired.
4.  Fill with your treats and give away.

Happy Valentine’s Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Poinsetta Berry Basket

Make this Festive Berry Basket as a gift holder, treat holder, or battery-operated candle holder.
Poinsettia Berry BasketSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Punch  Photopolymer #140847
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla (Poinsettia Petals)
Real Red  (Berry Basket)
Red Glimmer Paper scrap  (Flower Centers)
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz Die #137366
Other:  Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive

1.  Watch this Video for help making the Berry Basket.
2.  Watch this Video for help putting together the Poinsettia.
3.  Attach the Poinsettia back to the Berry Basket with Tombow Glue.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Square Pillowbox Video

This fun Square Pillowbox Thinlit makes a great small gift or treat holder.  It will be available on September 1st, 2015 when the Holiday Catalog goes live.
Square Pillowbox ThinlitThis video is almost 9 minutes long.

Stamp Set:  A Little Something  Wood #139827, Clear #139830 (Bundle with Square Pillowbox Thinlit  Wood #140858, Clear #140859)
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush
Tangelo Twist
Big Shot:  Square Pillowbox Thinlit #139657 (Bundles – see Stamp Sets)
Woodland 6″ x 6″ embossing folder #139673
Other:  Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive  OR Fast Fuse OR Tombow Glue

Happy Pillowbox 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

Thanksgiving Banner

We made this Thanksgiving Banner and Table Setting pieces at my Thanksgiving Class Saturday.  We used the Celebration Basics Kit, a couple of ribbons, and some stamps.  Today’s post covers making the banner.  Come back on Wednesday for instructions on making everything else.  It will help put you in a festive Thanksgiving mood and dress up each place at the table.  The Kit contains supplies for the Banner (15 Banner pieces) and 10 people.
Thanksgiving Banner and Table Setting

Kit:  Celebration Basics Kit  #133007
 Fall Fest Photopolymer #135194  (Bundle with Framelits #137628)
For All Things w#135152  c#135155  French #136985  MDS #138114
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Chocolate Chip OR Black StazOn OR Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Ribbon Choices-Choose 1 Orange, 1 Green.  Make sure each ribbon is a different width and type.  You want variety:
Two Toned Trim:  Tangerine Tango #135838 OR Old Olive #135837
Ribbon:  Mossy Meadow 3/8″ Satin Stitched #133670 OR Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron #130011 OR Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron #130015 OR Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Satin Ribbon #133669
Other:  Tombow Glue
Letter Options:  I used a retired Bigz Die set since I was out of town and my DH could find it.  🙂
~The letters “Celebrate” come already cut out in your Kit.  You can add a Banner piece at each end with Pumpkins (stamped on card stock, then cut out with the Framelits) on each end.  This is the quickest option.
~The current Alphabet Bigz Die is Perfect Print #133725 which are up to 1″ wide and 1-1/4″ tall.
~You can also use the alphabet stencils that come in the Build a Banner Kit #133507 which are 1-1/2″ wide by 2″ tall for the shorter letters (I measured the “s”) the letters are all lower case.  Use a sponge dauber and ink pad to add the letters to your banner pieces.
~You can also use an e-cutter to cut out the letters if you have one to cut out your letters.  You can use any of the MDS Alphabet stamps or punches and save them as SVG to cut them out.  OR use an alphabet set that comes with your e-cutter.
~You can use MDS Alphabet stamps or punches, print them, and hand cut them.
~You can choose a larger alphabet stamp set and stamp the letter directly onto the Banner piece or onto a background shape cut with a Framelit or large punch.

Choose a movie to watch while making these projects to help the project seem to go faster since this project involves a lot of repetition.
Note:  The Kit has 15 Banner pieces and enough of everything else for 10 people.  If you have more people coming, order a kit for every 10 people.

Thanksgiving Banner
Use the Banner Pieces and the cord from the Kit.
  Choose “Thanksgiving” OR “Give Thanks”.  Choose your letters and get them ready.  Determine letter placement and if you want to add a background shape behind the letters such as one cut from a Framelit.  I cut my letters out of Whisper White card stock.
2. Choose your Pumpkin Stamp to stamps at the bottom of each Banner piece.  Choose the small leaf to stamp at the top corners of each Banner piece.  I used Tangerine Tango ink for both the leaves and the pumpkin.
3.  Now add your letters and do your stamping.  If you chose “Give Thanks” you can stamp all three Pumpkins on Whisper White card stock and cut them out with the Framelits to add to the Banner Piece in-between the words.  Use Dimensionals behind the pumpkins if desired.
4.  Line up your Banner pieces in the correct order.  Take the cord that comes in the and thread it through the holes.  Just make sure you thread each Banner the same.
5.  Now for the Ribbons.  You will cut 6″ lengths of both of your Ribbons.  (My six inch lengths had the diagonal cut on the outside of the 6 inches so my thicker ribbon is between 7-8″ total length.)
~Celebrate = cut twelve of each ribbon
~Give Thanks = cut twelve of each ribbon
~Thanksgiving = cut 13 of each ribbon
You can tie the ribbons by holding them together and tying it like it is just one ribbon, OR you can tie each ribbon on separately.  Whichever you think looks best.  I did the first option.
Tie the ribbons in a loose knot starting on the outside of the first Banner piece.  Tie ribbons between each Banner Piece and also on the outside of the last Banner piece.
6.  Figure out where you are going to hang it and how long you want it to be.  You will need at least 2″ between the outside Banner Pieces and the loop you will tie to hang it.  Tie the loop.  Even out the Banner pieces and Ribbons so they are evenly spaced.  See how you like the positioning and the way it looks hanging.  Adjust if necessary until it is how you want it.  Cut the cord.  Admire your Banner.

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Holiday Packaging Bundles Now Available!


Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.Because holiday packaging bundles don’t require any stamping, cutting, or creating, they are perfect for everyone who’s giving gifts this holiday season-even if they are NOT papercrafters.

Available November 29-January 2.

Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)


  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5″ x 3″ x 11-1/2″)
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2″ x 3-1/8″)
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Sweater Trim (10 yards)
    Trimmings & Tags Bundle 

Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)


  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3″ x 5″ x 1-1/2″)
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
    Petite Treats Bundle

Also remember the Ink-redible Promotion.  What would you do to get 10 FREE Ink Pads?  Promotion ends December 16th.   There is even a way to earn 20 FREE Ink Pads if you act soon!  Ask me how!  (Ink Pads come in the Brights, Regals, or Subtles Collections)

Tricky Treats & Monster Munchies Mini Milk Cartons

Fall & Halloween Card & Project IdeasI have been busy getting ready for my Treat & Gift Holders Class which is Friday.  I will have a Tutorial up for sale next week some time.  I also hope to have a Fancy Favor Video Class up some time next week.  Also remember the Back to Spool offer ends September 30th.

So, now on to today’s projects.  I haven’t used the Mini Milk Carton for a while.  The Tricky Treats and Monster Munchies  stamp sets seemed just the perfect size to use.

Halloween Milk CartonsHalloween Milk Cartons

Stamps:  Tricky Treats w#126325 c#126327
Monster Munchies w#127904 c#127907
Got Treats w#119114 c#120627
Ink & Markers:  Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die #117310
Other:  Sticky Strip
Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

1.  Use Sticky Strip on the Side Tab of the Mini Milk Carton.  Put Glue on three of the bottom flaps, front side of Mini Milk Carton facing up.  Close the bottom tab with no Glue last.

You can purchase all the supplies to make these Halloween Mini Milk Cartons at My Online Store.

Happy Halloween Prep!

Christmas Candy Wrapper

The long awaited Candy Wrapper Video is finally here!  After I made the video I decided to add some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the Christmas Tree.  I hope you enjoy this video and enjoy making your own Candy Wrappers as gifts.  (NOTE:  You may have to refresh/reload your page if the video doesn’t show up the first time.)
Christmas Candy Wrapper

Stamps:  Tags til Christmas w#120847 c#121169
Scentsational Season w#121026 c#121190
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red
Gumball Green
Big Shot:  Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die #120890
Holiday Collection Framelits #127814
Punch:  Scallop Square #119884
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Sticky Strip

You can purchase everything to make this Candy Wrapper at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping and Die Cutting!

Mummy’s Purses

I have seen several Halloween creatures made from the Petite Purse die.  We will be making a Mummy version at my Stamp Class this Friday.  I made one with the Chevron embossing folder.  My daughter-in-law was inspired and made a version with sponged strips.  Leave a comment and let me know which one you will make.  These cute little purses each hold 4 Hershey Nuggets.
Mummy Purses

Big Shot:  Petite Purse Bigz L Die #113462
Chevron Embossing Folder #127749
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Punch:  Little Labels Punch Pack (3 punches-use round one for eyes) #126881
Markers & Ink:  Basic Black Marker-eyes & mouth
Real Red-“Blood Shot” eyes
Soft Suede (for sponging)
Other:  Sticky Strip-for purse side tabs
SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue-to attach strips
Glue Dots-handle

Embossed Version:   Die cut purse.  Emboss the front part of the purse first (the part with the slit), then the part with the tab.  The first part you emboss will flatten out slightly.  Use the Basic Black Marker to color the black part of the eyes.  Run the brush tip of the Basic Black Marker around the edges of the eyes.  Follow the Chevron design for the mouth.
UpScale Version:  Tear and sponge strips of Whisper White card stock and adhere (glue or SNAIL) to a half sheet of Whisper White card stock. Now die cut purse.  Eyes same as above then add “Blood Shot” lines with Real Red Marker.

You can purchase everything to make these cute Mummy Purses at My Online Store.

Happy Halloween Crafting!

Updated Wisteria Card Box

I had a request for the Template for the Wisteria Card Box.  When I first posted this project I didn’t know how to upload Templates.  I know how now so I have updated this page.  I have added a Template and Directions to make it.  Happy Stamping!

Remember that you will earn Double Reward Points on any order you place with me through August 15th.  Enjoy earning FREE Stampin’ Up! products!!

As you read this I am on my way to the Stampin’ Up! Convention!!!  I know I will come back with LOTS of GREAT ideas for cards and projects to share with you!
Wisteria Card Box

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

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!


Happy Graduation Cap!

This is a quick Graduation gift with room for cash, a check (too small for a gift card), or a small treat.  It uses the retired Matchbox XL Bigz die and a 3″ square card stock piece for the top of the cap.
Graduation Matchbox

Nendy’s Creative Corner Club is almost ready to begin!  I am editing the club project videos.  I have the website almost set up.  I am almost finished with the information video.  Hopefully everything will be posted by Saturday.  I will be out of town next week.  The advantage of this business is that I can work from any location as long as I have a computer and Internet service!

I do have posts scheduled so you won’t miss out on anything.  Have a great week and make sure to schedule some Stamping Time!

Happy Stamping!

Concord Crush Petite Purse Basket

Remember to check out the Retired Accessories List (Sticky note at the top of blog).  These items are available only while supplies last.  Order Online to make sure your choice is still available.  Last year some items sold out within hours of the Retired Accessories List coming out.  The 2010 In Colors are retiring:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride.

This is a quick little basket to make with the Petite Purse Bigz L Die that is available until April 30th, then will be in the new 2012 Stampin’ Up! catalog.

Update:  Watch a video showing how to make the Basic Basket.

Petite Purse die BasketSUPPLIES:
Big Shot:
  Petite Purse Bigz die  #125606
Card Stock:  Concord Crush (Retiring In Color)
DSP:  Sweet Shop (Occasions Mini)   #125408
Punches:  Scallop Oval #119856
Boho Blossoms  #119858
Other:  Basic Pearls  #119247
Mini Glue Dots  #104045
Sticky Strip  #103294
Standard Premium Crease Pad  #113476

Update:  Watch a video showing how to make the Basic Basket.

  You will need 4 pieces of card stock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (or to conserve paper make the 2nd measurement 6-1/2″)  You will be using the handle and the following parts of the Petite Purse:  top with little tab, back & small tab, and bottom.  Big Shot Sandwich:  (bottom to top)  clear cutting pad, cardboard that comes with die or several sheets card stock, Die, 1 layer of card stock (make sure the handle is completely covered.  You will be cutting off the “purse front” either now or later.), Crease pad.
2.  Trim your purse die.  Cut off the little tab on the top of all pieces.  Cut off all larger side pieces and the front that has the slit.  Put Sticky Strip on the small side tabs.  Remove Sticky Strip backing from 3 tabs and connect the four purse pieces together and lay them flat.
3.  Hold Basket together and determine which two pieces of the bottom you will put Sticky Strip on and which side of the card stock to put the Sticky Strip on.  Put a piece of Sticky Strip along the outside edge of the two bottom pieces you chose.  There will be a bottom piece in between the chosen ones.  Remove Sticky Strip backing from side tab and attach to make your basket.  Now fold up the two bottom pieces without the Sticky Strip.  Remove the Sticky Strip backing and attach to bottom, making sure your box is square.
4.  Now punch out your DSP using the Scallop Oval punch.  Punch the desired Boho Blossom from scraps of your card stock.  Attach Boho Blossom to Scallop Oval with Glue Dot.  Attach this piece to the flaps that now stick out.  Attach a Pearl to the center of the flowers.  Put a Mini Glue Dot on the bottom edge of each flap and attach flap to basket making sure the edge of the flap lines up with the bottom of the basket.
5.  Put a Mini Glue Dot on the ends of your handle and attach to basket.  You could also use a brad to attach the handle if desired.
6.  Admire your cute basket and fill it with some goodies.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day & Guest Stamper

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

My Dear Daughter’s wedding is tomorrow!!

My Dear Friend Deborah gave me this cute Pot of Gold as payment for borrowing a few stamping supplies.  I am surprised the chocolate Gold has lasted this long!  There is a little box to hold the candy in between the rounded sides of the Pot.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Candy Wrapper Die meets Paisley Petals

Here is a cute little Candy Wrapper made with the Paisley Petals DSP.  The center strip is just the other side of the paper.  I am trying to use up my Designers Series Papers because they will all be retiring May 31st.  I would like to have room for the new Designers Series Papers that will be coming out June 1st in the New Catalog!  Enjoy making this cute little candy holder.

Candy Wrapper die

Big Shot
Candy Wrapper die page 221  #120890
Paisley Petal DSP   page 184  #122367
Sticky Strip for side tab
SNAIL for center DSP strip

1.  Die cut your Paisley Petals DSP or card stock with the Candy Wrapper die and your Big Shot.
2.  Score and fold all straight lines.  You can adhere 1/2″ x 6″ strip to the center of the die cut now if desired.
3.  Put Sticky Strip on the side tab.  Lay candy wrapper flat and fold tab section so the tab is laying close to the center of the die.  Fold edge to line up with tab.  Adhere.
4.  Now that your Candy Wrapper has the sides adhered, fold and score each outer diagonal score line on the top and bottom sections.  Open and flatten out your Candy Wrapper so the other diagonal score lines are on the outer edge.  Score.
5.  Open up your Candy Wrapper.  Take the top section with the diagonal lines and pinch the top so when you look down at it you will see an “X”.  Put one finger in each of the “V” parts of the “X”.  Twist one-quarter turn (it doesn’t matter which direction), it will start to open up.  Flatten it out.  Repeat with the bottom section.  It might take a little bit of practice.
6.  Fill with a treat or other surprise!  Admire your cute little Candy Wrapper!

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Valentine Matchbox filled with Chocolate

I made 5 of these in less than an hour one evening.

Valentine Matchbox

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  page 157  w#115370  (Happy Valentine’s Day)
PS I Love You  (Occasions Mini) page 8  w#125460  c#125462  (Row of small hearts on Blushing Bride label)
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Riding Hood Red
  Riding Hood Red
Big Shot:  Matchbox Bigz XL die  page 221  #114890
Punch:  Decorative Label  page 209  #120907
  Riding Hood Red Pleated Ribbon  (Occasions Mini) page 12  #125569
Sticky Strip

1.   Cut Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock in half at 5-1/2″.  Place on Matchbox die so the end of each of the main pieces of the die are covered and the papers touch.  Run through Big Shot.
2.  Folding Box Bottom.  When I use this method I rarely need to use adhesive.  Fold all score lines EXCEPT for the really small ones on the narrow ends.  Fold the triangle corners over to the long side of the box.  Do this with both sides (yes, I always wish I had a few more fingers for this part) and fold over one narrow end, then the other narrow end.  Use your bone folder (or fingers) to shape the tiny tabs that you did not score earlier.  (If necessary, add adhesive where necessary.  This usually involves taking the box partially apart again.)
3.  Box Belly Band.  Score all lines.  Put a strip Sticky Strip along the small tab (close to the score line) and in the center of both small side sections.  Put Pleated Ribbon on both small side sections of Sticky Strip.  Stamp on Blushing Bride label cut from Matchbox die using Riding Hood Red ink and your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Attach to Riding Hood Red Decorative Label punch out with Dimensionals.  Adhere completed label to top of belly band with Dimensionals.  Now you can peel off the Sticky Strip on the small tab and attach it to the other side to complete your belly band.
4.  Fill box with candy (usually 4 of most kinds).  Slide on Belly Band.  Admire before you give it to someone special!

Happy Stamping!


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!

  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

  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!

Poinsettia Matchbox

A perfect little package for something sweet or sparkly.

Poinsettia Matchbox

  Flower Fest  page 124  w#122278  c#122280
Perfect Punches  page 140  w#117022  c#120516
Teeny Tiny Wishes  page 157  w#115370
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Real Red
Wild Wasabi
Whisper White
Ink:  Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler or Bravo Burgundy
Real Red marker
Big Shot:  Matchbox XL die  page 221  #114890
Punches:  Modern Label  page 209  #119849
5 Petal Flower  page 210  #119880
Other:  Sticky Strip
Rhinestone  page 198  #119246
Stamp-a-ma-jig  page 207  #101049

  Cut Garden Green card stock in half.  Lay one half on the Matchbox bottom and the other half on the Matchbox belly band.  Run through Big Shot.
2.  Assemble Matchbox bottom as follows:  Crease all score lines except the teeny tiny ones at the narrow ends.   Fold triangle corner sections so they lay along the long edges, then fold the long edges over them.  Fold the narrow ends in now and let the teeny tiny edges fold outward.  Usually this works so you need no adhesive.  If necessary, unfold and use Sticky Strip along the edges to hold it together.
3.  Assemble the Matchbox belly band by putting Sticky Strip along the small tab and aligning with the opposite end.
4.  Cut a 2-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ piece of Wild Wasabi.  Adhere to top of belly band.
5.  Now for some stamping.  Color in  the Modern Label shaped stamp without coloring in the words.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Ink the Merry Christmas stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Garden Green.  Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the sentiment where you want it inside the Modern Label frame you previously stamped.  Stamp.  Punch out using the Modern Label punch.
6.  Stamp the 5 Point flower from Flower Fest twice in each color: Bravo Burgundy ink on Real Red card stock and Garden Green ink on Wild Wasabi card stock.  Punch out the flowers with the 5 Petal Flower punch.  Score down the center of each Real Red petal.  Put a Dimensional under the center of the top Real Red flower and adhere it to the top of the second Real Red flower alternating petal positions.  Place another Dimensional under this second flower and adhere to a Wild Wasabi flower (leaves).  Cut the last Wild Wasabi flower apart into separate petals.  Position so they stick out a little further than the other leaves and alternate positions.  Add a large rhinestone to the center of the flower.
7.  Position flower and label in desired places and adhere.
8.  Fill with something sweet or sparkly (candy or jewelry).  Admire!

Have fun making this fun little box!