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Monday, February 06, 2023

Adorable Owls. Candy Bar Holder, Weekend Project, Stampin' Up!

Hello. I'm so happy you could make it here today to see the candy bar holder. I found it on Pinterest (while looking for something else) and I thought I'd give it a try. The problem was it wasn't in English, it was done in metric and they had a larger candy bar! So I had to do math and I figured it out so you can make one (or a bunch) too! You can see the original video here.

This is made for a standard Hershey candy bar. So to start out, I took a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock that measured 5-3/4" x 6-3/4".  With the 5-3/4" side on the top part of your scoring board, score at 3/8". Then turn the card stock so the 6-3/4" side is on the top part of your scoring board and score at 2-3/8", 2-3/4", 5-1/8" and 5-1/2". Fold all of the score lines in, including the 3/8" one on the sort end. Glue the piece together on the side. Then snip the ends to make flaps that will be folded in. Before folding them in, trim the ends at an angle so the long flaps are easier to close. Glue the end shut. 

For the top piece I used Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" package. I cut that piece 5-3/4" x 6". You will be scoring this at the same marks as the Gorgeous Grape.

See the photo for cutting the angle on the DSP. You will be measuring 1" and making a slice between the 3/8" score lines that are to be the side of the holder. Then you will be cutting the angle from the top corner to the slice (I marked them with a pencil so you can see where you need to cut. Then the right side in the photo was cut from that center slice to the next score. You will also be scoring the bottom edge at 3/8".  Glue the side shut. There will be a piece that is sticking up that you need to trim. You'll see it once you glue the piece. Then snip and glue the bottom as you did for the Gorgeous Grape piece. There you have it a fun box.

The owl is from the "Adorable Owls" set and was stamped using black Memento ink and then colored in with Blends pens. I used light Crumb Cake, light Soft Suede, light Balmy Blue and light Pumpkin Pie. Once the owl was colored I die cut a 2-1/8" Basic White circle and a Gorgeous Grape scalloped circle that was a bit larger from the "Layering Circles" die set. The circles were taped together and Dimensionals were added to the back.

I took some ribbon (retired) that I had and folded the 6" piece in half. I taped it down and then set the circle piece on top. I didn't press down firmly because I wanted to make sure the word piece could go under it or if it would be stopped by a Dimensional. The words are from the same "Adorable Owls" set and were stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink. Then I die cut them using the smallest stitched rectangle die from the "Rectangle Stitched" framelits set. I added a bit of glue to 3/4 of the back and slipped it under the circle. I was right about the Dimensional being in the way, so I lifted the circle up a bit, slipped the word piece under and then pressed down on the circle.

The owl was set in place with Dimensionals and the piece was finished. The original piece has some butterflies added to the right side. I didn't have any so I just left it as it was. If I were to make another one, I might texture that piece, though I think it could make it weak.  Or maybe stamp some background image on it. Or better yet, find some embellishment that would work!!  Bottom line is that i wouldn't leave plain.

The photo of the candy bar sticking out is for reference. The candy bar actually fits entirely inside the holder. 

This was a very fun candy bar holder to make and I'm going to bookmark it for future reference. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's candy bar holder,


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That would have taken some time to do your own "math" to get the measurements. That is great that you included the measurements! Very cute candy bar holder.

KardsbyKadie said...

OH MY GOSH Wanda......This is FABULOUS.
I see a CASE coming soon.
Thanks for the share.