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Monday, December 05, 2016

Cookie Cutter Candy Cane Holder Teacher - Student Gift

Today I thought I would make something 3D, a gifty thing!  I had some candy canes sitting on my counter and I thought I would make a holder for them.  I looked on Pinterest for some ideas but I didn't see anything that was "me".  So I had to be "me" and make my own.

I took a 2" x 11" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I scored it at 1" and 4-3/8".  On the end (the end opposite the 1" score) I used the "Scalloped Tag Topper" punch and punched that end.  Fold the center score inward and the little 1" piece folds the opposite direction. It's for the edging/flap of the pocket.  Look at the photo to better understand what I mean.

Cut your Decorative Series Paper (DSP)1-3/4" wide.  Cut one piece 4" long and the other 3" long.  Tape those pieces in place.  The 4" one goes on the upper part.  It will not go all the way down inside the pocket, it doesn't need to.  And the smaller piece gets tucked under the flap. Set it in place along the bottom and what's left is hidden under the flap.  Next you can add something to the flap.  Words or like I used here, Washi tape.  Oh, my DSP is from the "Candy Cane Lane" pack.

Glue the short edges of the pocket on the sides. Try to make as thin a glue line as possible.  Also glue flap down.  Burnish the edges and set something heavy on them to set up.  I used the punch I had sitting on my table to cut out my Santa.

Next you are doing to stamp your image, or cut one out.  I used Santa from the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set.  I colored him in with markers and I set him in place using Dimensionals.

I added a ribbon to the top and I let the glue set up for about a half hour more before I put the candy cane in.  The longer you let it set up, the better.  Don't be too anxious to put the candy cane in or the seam will come apart and you will not be happy with your holder. When you are ready to add the candy cane, put your little finger in the center of the pocket to open it.  You could break the candy cane if you use that to open the pocket.

Wasn't that fun? And cute?  And easy?  Give them to teachers, students, the mail carrier, your UPS driver, the bank teller, etc. It's a cute little surprise for them!

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