Wrapped Candy Treat Holder Video

Do you want to make a small candy holder to either give to someone or to put on your holiday dinner table?  Make this quick and easy Wrapped Candy Treat Holder with just a few supplies to wrap any dimensional candy.

This Video is about 7-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Candy from your local store.  I used a small Reese’s candy.
Stamps:  Takeout Treats. Rubber Wood-Mount #147861, Clear-Mount #147858
Ink:  Fresh Fig
Paper:  Nature’s Poem 12×12 Designer Series Paper #146338
Punch:  Scallop Tag Topper #133324
1-1/8″ Scallop Circle #146138
Ribbon:  Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack #146329
Adhesive:  Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Determine the size of the paper to cut.  You can use scratch paper or grid paper to help determine the size of paper you need.
~Measure the widest part of your candy, the part you want on the bottom.  In this case 1″.
~Place your candy about 1/4″ from the edge of your scrap paper.  Roll:  top, side, bottom, side, top.  Add 1/4″. Cut.  In this case 5″
~Cut your paper. In this case 1″ x 5″.
~Determine center measurement and width of candy part you want on the bottom.  Candy is about 1″ wide.  DSP is 5″.  Half of 5″ is 2-1/2″.  Since the candy is 1″ wide we want 1/2″ on each side of the center we will score at 2″ and 3″.
~Punch ends with Tag Topper Punch centering before punching.
~Attach your candy to the bottom with 2-3 Glue Dots.
~Cut about 5-6″ ribbon, fold in half.  Put folded part through both punch holes, tighten up DSP ends, twist ribbon so it is standing up, and put both ends through the ribbon loop.  Pull tight.  Depending on how slippery your ribbon is, you can tie it if necessary.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Fresh Fig Ink.  Punch out.  Attach to your candy holder with either Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals or Glue Dots.
Your Treat is ready to give away.

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Bookmarks Video

Make bookmarks for the readers in your life.  Choose Thick cardstock for the base and a couple of other papers to decorate your bookmark or to stamp on.  Get creative and have fun creating multiple bookmarks.  I have always been an advocate of reading and getting my children, and now grandchildren, to read a lot.  I forgot to take pictures of the bookmarks before I gave them awayl

This Video is almost 13 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Brushwork Alphabet  Photopolymer #141772
Ink: to match your paper or the reader’s favorite color
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White OR Thick Very Vanilla
Other papers for layers as desired.  I used the retired Foil Frenzy because my grandson loves Lemon Lime Twist and shiny foil.
Punch:  Detailed Trio #146320
Ribbon:  Choose ribbon to coordinate with your papers and ink
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

MEASUREMENTS & TIPS:
1.  Cut your layers:
~Bookmark base:  Thick Whisper White or Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 2″ x 5-1/2″.
~Designer Series Paper layer:  1-3/4″ x 4″
~Stamped layer:  1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.
You can adapt these measurements to the width and length you want.  If you want to use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch #133324 to make a decorative Tag Topper.  Your Bookmark with need to be a tinge smaller than 2″ wide.
2.  When using the corner rounder on the Detailed Trio Punch, make sure you place the cardstock edges against the raised part of the punch and shove the cardstock back as far as you can.  It is easy, you just have to remember to shove the cardstock all the way back to get a great cut.  Sometimes you can punch a second time to correct it, sometimes a second punch will not help.
3.  Get creative!  You can use the layers like shown here or decide what layers you want.  You do not need to stamp a name.  You can stamp an image.  You can write instead of stamping a name.  You can add die cuts to the top.  Let the kids make their own bookmarks.  I am sure each one will come out different!  This may even encourage the to read more!  Or they will just have fun making lots of bookmarks for personal use and to give to family and friends.

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Swirly Scribbles Baker’s Box

This Baker’s Box is quick to make and decorate  and fill with treats or a small gift.  Change the colors to make the the gift receiver happy.
SwirlyScribblesBaker'sBox-001SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Suite Sayings   Wood #140709, Clear #140712
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Rose Red
Pink Pirouette
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Punch:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch  #133324
Project Life Corner Punch #135346
Owl Builder Punch  #118074
Other:  Silver 1/8″ Ribbon  #132137
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rose Red card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Cut your two Baker’s Box pieces from the Rose Red card stock.  Make sure and use one of the pieces to cut a ribbon hole in the top flaps.  Assemble your box.  Watch this Video if you need instructions.
2.  Cut out four Swirly Scribbles circles from Pink Pirouette card stock.  Glue one to each side of your Baker’s Box.
3.  Cut a 2″ x 3″ Piece of Pink Pirouette.  Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper punch and round the lower corners.  Stamp your sentiment in Rose Red ink.  Punch out a small Rose Red heart using the Owl Builder Punch and glue beside the word “Heart”. Fill with treats.   Tie the tag to your Baker’s Box with the Silver Ribbon.

Have fun making a variety of colors of Baker’s Boxes!

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

“Awesome” Butterfly Card in Yellows

I decided to tweak THIS Card and make another Awesome card, this time with Butterflies instead of flowers.  We will be making this card on Saturday with about 30 ladies who are all beginning stampers.  Hope it gives you some ideas for changing your cards.
Original Card:  Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower CardNew Card:
Awesome Butterfly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News  Wood #134015, Clear #134018, French #135540
Ink:  Delightful Dijon
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Crushed Curry
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Fluttering Embossing Folder #139304
Punches:  Elegant Butterfly #127526
Bitty Butterfly  #129406
Scallop Tag Topper  #133324
Banner Triple  #138292  to make the “V” notch at the end of the tag
Other:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine  #132975
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″/  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the NEW larger Fluttering embossing folder.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White Tag at 1-3/4″ wide by at least 5-1/2″ long.  Stamp your sentiment in Delightful Dijon ink.  I stamped mine close to the lower edge and centered it on the tag.  I then punched the top end using the Scallop Topper Punch, and the other end with the Banner Triple Punch.  OPTION:   You can punch the ends first, then do the stamping.  Doing this will make it easier to get your sentiment stamped in the center.  This is what I will encourage my ladies at class to do.
4.  Thread about 6″ of Baker’s Twine through the Tag hole.
5.  Punch out a large and small butterfly from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Attach with Glue Dots in the desired positions.
6.  You are finished and ready to send it to an Awesome someone.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr