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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Funny Money!!

Here's a fun little gift item to make. Purchase a few of those chocolate coins they sell at Caribou Coffee and decorate them up.

For mine I used a 2-1/4" circle punch for the top and bottom. Yes, I did cut a circle to hide the gold foil on the candy coin.

The wording was done on the computer and punched out with a 1-1/4" punch. I'm sure you can find other stamped words that will fit in the 1-1/4" window. And behind that I punched out a 1-3/8" circle. And behind that I used one of the scallops from the Big Shot die cut.

My tiny little snowflake and the candy cane are from two small Sizzix die cuts. The candy cane was cut out in red card stock and colored in white with a gel pen. I added a rhinestone to the snowflake because I felt the piece needed a touch of bling!!!

All in all I liked doing these. They were fun and can really dress up a piece of candy!!! Why not make them more special?? Isn't that difficult to do and it really didn't take that long either. And another great thing about decorating these is that the kids can help too!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,

I did notice something once I taped the pieces on the coin. The foil lifts off the coin really easy. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I suppose it's a good thing if you want the wrapper off and if you are planning on making several of these you'd want them to stay together. I did find that if I pushed my fingernail into the edge just slightly the foil dented in a bit and then held the cover back on like it should. Nothing like foil shirking off on it's job!!! LOL

1 comment:

NeedsARibbon said...

Very cute indeed!