Friday, January 8, 2010

Valentine Candy Holder

This looks like a tootsie roll but it's not. This concept is from Carolina: see her blog for her best video (www.creativepad.typepad.com). Carolina's box size is larger. I tweaked the size so it would fit on a quarter sheet of 8-1/2" x 11". Love that!!!! That means the finished project size is 4-1/4" x 1" x1". This is a cute little party favor or something that can be hold a hidden message. I made a bunch of these for Leadership and Regional swaps. Instead of candy, I am inserting the template inside.

Here's my favorite:

Another Sending Love DSP:


The pattern: Yay - it uses a quarter sheet (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
On the 5-1/2" side: score 1-1/8" on each end
On the 4-1/4" side, score 1", the last section is 1/4" (just squeezed by for that closure)
So here's what is needed:
(1) 4-1/4" x 5-1/3" Very Vanilla CS
(1) 3" x 4-1/2" Sending Love DSP. Score 1", last column is 1/2"
(1) Modern Label punched in Pretty in Pink CS
(1) Very Vanilla for stamped message
(2) cut 6" long 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamp Message using Real Red Ink:

Apply sticky tape to the 1/4" section, assemble box. Cut as shown

Fold box so the triangles are now in the center (making a diamond shape)

Then then cut out the same shape (see the right side of the box):

Wrap the DSP around the box. Fold the score lines and also the narrowest section of the box ends as shown:

The last steps is to insert candy or whatever you chose, and tie a double knot on each end.
Supplies:
  • Stamps: The More the Merrier (Hostess Level 2)
  • CS: Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP
  • Ink: Real Red, Close to Cocoa
  • Accys: Word Window Punch Modern Label Punch, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Tape

Thank you for stopping by today...................HUGS!!! I'll be back from Stampin-Up Phoenix Regionals Saturday.........

11 comments:

jeannen2 said...

What a cute candy holder! I love the idea! Great for club gifts!

eunice said...

I love how you've done a mini version of this! Thank you for generously sharing the instructions!

Tammy Mendiola said...

How cute! I just watched Carolina's video last night and decided I have to try this out today - now I have two sizes to try! Thanks for sharing!

Ellen Kemper said...

These are just darling! So they are a perfect fit with everything else you make...

Wanda M. said...

Love it! and thanks for sharing directions. I'll check out the other blog later. Love that new DP, but didn't get it cause I wanted white, instead of vanilla; may change my mind.

helen said...

Wow, Patti, do you ever sleep or take a break? You got one great project after another.

Lynn said...

So glad I recently found your blog. You have so many wonderful ideas, this one is especially sweet. I will try to make these for sure thankds for the inspiration.

Carolina said...

You seriously rocked this and love, love the smaller size! That dp is so yummy! Hope you have a great weekend!

Christie Daugherty said...

I've never tried these but sure would like to. Thanks for the tips! www.stampshacklady.blogspot.com

Sonja said...

Such a cute idea! Love these! Very nice job showing all the steps.

Jill Hilliard said...

So Lucky to have gotten one! Thanks Patti! it was nice to meet you! JILL