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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Time is Running Out! Chocolate Sucker Tutorial

I've got TONS more Christmas ideas to do but the days are counting down. I will have to box them up and do them next Christmas. I did finish up the milk chocolate Santa pops for the kiddies! I just made an elongated matchbook and added the image to the top.

The pops are about 2-1/2" long. The red card stock measures 5-15/16" x 1-1/2" You will need to score it on the following inch marks: 3/4". 1", 3-1/2" and 3-3/4". You will need to punch a 1/16" hole for the stick. This hole is punched in between the 3/4" and 1" scores. Try to center the hole as best as you can. I just eyed it because there is enough room on either side to hide any difference. If you can no find these exact pops, just measure yours and adjust the pattern accordingly. Once I finished scoring I folded the score lines in. For the cover of mine I used the stocking from the soon to be retiring set "Holiday Tag Team." I measure my stamp (the wooden part) and cut the pieces accordingly. I then cut the black layer just 1/8" bigger. I just wanted a sliver of black showing and I wanted to make sure there was enough red showing. Had my red background been bigger I may have cut the black to 1/4" instead.
I inserted the pop in the hole. I folded the matchbook shut. I didn't tape it, instead I taped the upper 3/4 part of the stocking piece in place and the remainder hung over the bottom part of the matchbook to hold it shut. It opens easy and to close it you just shut the flap of the matchbook and make sure the layered piece is on top.

I think the kiddies will like these. And I'm so glad I was able to get them done in time for Christmas eve.

I am not sure if I will be posting anything on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. That is still up in the air. It all depends on how much work I have to do on Christmas eve. If I am unable to post before Wednesday I'd like to wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas. I hope all of your Christmas wishes come true.

Thank you all for stopping by,


Robyn said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas too. It is Christmas Eve here and I still have a million and one things to do before our drive to relatives for four and a half hours tomorrow. Enjoy your Christmas celebrations.

Pat S. said...

Hi Wanda!
Merry Christmas to you!!!

Anonymous said...

Those little wrappers are darling and I'm sure the kiddies will love them.
I'm so glad I discovered your blog this year and wanted to take a minute to tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work. TFS so much of yourself and your time, and have yourself a very Merry Christmas too!

dasimonds said...

These are so cute!
I will have to wait for next year to do this. Thanks for sharing.
"Merry Christmas" to you and your family...and a "Happy New Year"

Betty O said...

Too, too cute, Wanda! Your head must consitently "spin" with new ideas! Keep them coming!

Diane said...

Love all your neat ideas!!!That is
so cute!! TFS!

Debbie Yates said...

Very, very cute - I am thinking of a way to adapt for Valentine's Day! TFS...MErry Christmas - God Bless