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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Into the Woods Ghirardelli Candy Holder Gift Card Holder Tutorial Weekend Project

I had gotten some scrap pieces of the "Into the Woods" designer paper from Terri.  I punched out some circles from the flower designs.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them so I just had them stacked on my worktable.  I was going to do this project using the "Flower Shop" stamp set but I couldn't get the flower to look nice on the front.  I needed something a little bigger.  I was looking around at all the stuff on my worktable and I saw those punched circles.  So I picked one up and set it on the holder that was already put together.  I liked it but it still needed something.  It needed a border. I used my Framelits and cut out a 2-3/8" circle.  I taped the two pieces together and I liked what I saw.  

I then made a bow with the "Bow Builder" punch.  I used Rich Razzleberry card stock for that.  When you make these bows it's always a good idea to use your bone folder and curl the card stock a bit first so it rolls instead of folds.  I use the bone folder on all of my pieces.  Once I got the bow glued together I set it in place with a small glue dot.  I do like to glue my bows.  I know they will stay stuck together.  Sometimes glue dots give way.

Now for the instructions on the holder.  You will need to cut your card stock 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".  Sounds like a familiar size!!!  You can make 4 holders out of one sheet of card stock!  So if you are making these for a craft fair it won't dig into your cost of goods much at all.  You will be scoring this piece of card stock on the long side at 2" and 2-1/4".  Fold the scored lines.

Next I added my decorative paper.  The paper I used came from the English Garden designer paper 12" x 12" pack.  The front part of the holder has the corners rounded and so does the decorative paper.  I cut my decorative paper 1-3/4" x 4" for the front piece and 3" x 4" for the inside piece.  I taped the pieces in place on the Mossy Meadow card stock.

I added a Dimensional to the front to corners and folded the piece up and pressed the Dimensionals in place.  Now you can use this as a candy holder or a fun gift card holder.  

Beth, the gal who was showing how to make this holder said she used Ghirardelli Minis on the inside.  I found mine at Walmart in the regular candy section.  They only had the milk chocolate sea salt & almond flavor.  I was hoping for a mixed bag.  I didn't think about the color of the wrapper or I would have done something different with my decorative paper and card stock.  Perhaps Pacific Point???  Anyway, I added a Dimensional to the layered circles and then stuck it on the upper left part of the wrapper.  It's actually on the upper left of the candy, not the wrapper.  I mean it's on the wrapper but I feel the corner of the solid candy behind it. I wanted it over further to the left but it didn't lay right.  Once you get the Dimensional on, you just slip the candy inside the pocket and the circle or your design on the outside.  The Dimensional lets it sit there nicely.  I added the bow with a mini glue dot and it was done!!  Cute, huh?  And they're super EASY to make!!!

These would be great for craft fairs, as a Make n Take, a Customer Appreciation gift, a Hostess Appreciation gift, a Stamp Camp project, a Teacher's gift, a Stocking Stuffer and the list goes on and on!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

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