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Friday, May 25, 2007

Weekend Project, Pearson's Mint Graduation Favors

Here's a nice and fun item to make for a graduation party. My friend Leah brought this idea over last week. She made the red one in the pile (school colors). I made the other ones for my nephew's graduation party. His school colors are dark blue (Night of Navy) and silver, not as bright and vivid as Leah's. Like he's really going to care anyway! The nephew's on my side of the family are not really into that kind of stuff. Us moms think it's a bigger deal than they do, that's why we make these things, right? 

I used the words from Mini Mates and the cap was Leah's stamp. She said it was an incentive stamp. It was the perfect size. Though there is a graduation cap soon to be retired that would work if you stamp it lightly in the background like a watermark and then use the words over it. I used both of the large circle punches that Stampin' Up! sells. The 1 3/8" and the 1 1/4". Stamp your design first and then punch it out. It's a lot easier than trying to line up the words on a pre-punched piece. I used the Snail Tape to affix them to the mint patties. Now I wasn't aware of this until I was putting them together but the Pearson's Peppermint Patties are not as thick as the York Peppermint Patties are. I don't think it makes a difference. The York have a blue and silver label and the Pearson's have a green and silver label.

Leah and I made some other occasions ones but I forgot to take a picture of them. I'll do that tomorrow and post it on here.

The Blog Candy Winner Charmaine has emailed me. Her package will be mailed on Tuesday!

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very cute idea!