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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Seasonal Chums, Beautiful Blizzard, Candy Bar Sleeve or Holder

Surprise!  Another post that does not involve the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit!!!  Though I was tempted. There's still some stuff left over to make a few more cards! But today I thought I would go 3-D. I have not made a 3-D item in quite a while.

This is a candy bar sleeve.  Though the photo is horrible, it just looks like a tall bookmark.  These are very easy to make and it's up to you how much time you want to put into them in decorations and embellishments.  

The wrapper was cut 5-1/2" x 6-1/2". The instructions for scoring can be found here.  I use Whisper White card stock and I stamped snowflakes from the "Beautiful Blizzard" set and Balmy Blue ink.  Then I scored it.

I cut a 4-1/4" x 2" piece of Pacific Point for the back layer. I cut a 4" x 1-3/4" piece of Balmy Blue that I used the same snowflake stamps with Whisper White ink.  Stamp this piece first and set it aside to dry. Whisper White ink takes a little while to dry. You can also heat set it to get it to dry faster.

I cut a strip of Whisper White 1-3/4" wide and I tore each end so I had a flat end to line up on the Balmy Blue strip. I tore one a bit higher than the other. It gives the look of some depth.

I stamped the snowman from the "Seasonal Chums" set and I die cut it out. I trimmed the top of the hat so it was nice and round.  I colored in the snowman using markers. I used Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Garden Green and Petal Pink. 

Everything is taped on the wrapper flat except for the top piece of snow. I used Dimensionals on that piece.

The words are from the "Seasonal Chums" set and I punched them out with a 1" circle punch and the Pacific Point circle behind it is 1-1/2".  I taped those together and I taped them in place on the wrapper.

The most difficult part of this Hershey bar sleeve was trying to explain to a 5 year old what "prop candy" is.  This candy bar has been used for many 3-D items. It's very old and not fit for human consumption.  I even wrote on the wrapper "DO NOT EAT" and pointed to the expiration date!  I just don't sell these with the candy bars. It's easier to sell a package of wrappers than it is to sell a single one with the candy bar inside.  Well, it is more difficult in the area I live in.  So I use one candy bar over and over.  

These are very fun to make and fun to give away!

I'm glad you stopped by today. Thank you,
Wanda

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