Posts Tagged ‘Candy Projects’
When I go to someone’s home for a Stampin’ Up! party, I often plan two projects to share — a quick & easy card, and a project using chocolate. Because stamping is fun, but stamping with CHOCOLATE is better! I have a number of “candy projects” in past blog posts, and here is another, using the Two Tags Die for the Big Shot. (see it online)
The larger of the tags on the Two Tags Die is just about perfect for wrapping a small Hershey’s bar. This project could hardly be simpler:
- Cut the large tag in the Two Tags Die from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (it’s one of the free Sale-A-Bration selections)
- Add candy in the center (I like to hold mine in the center with a Stampin’ Dimensional) and wrap with ribbon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (also one of the Sale-A-Bration selections)
- Heat emboss and punch the postage stamp from the Fresh Vintage stamp set (Sale-A-Bration selection) using the Postage Stamp Punch
- Layer with Poppy Parade card stock & give to a friend!
Even more fun, these little treats can be adapted for pretty much any occasion. Here’s a fun idea that I used for Valentine’s Day. We made 50 of these as favors for the Senior Bingo Party at our local library!
Yup — the Occasions Alphabet (see it online) that I used here is a terrific one to have on hand for all kinds of occasions, all year long.
My kids love Scooby-Doo cartoons, so I often get to see those 14-layer sandwiches that Scooby and Shaggy like to make. Somehow the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch reminds me of a Scooby sandwich: lots of cool layers, and you can’t resist them!
The new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (see it online) is part of the Summer Mini Catalog that debuted on May 1st. If you don’t have a paper copy of your own, be sure to ask your demonstrator for a copy. Or if you need a demonstrator, let me know and I can mail you a copy. (or click here to download it now as a pdf)
Like I said, it’s hard to resist this punch. So when my sister-in-law visited this past weekend and saw the Flower Bonnet project, we decided to make a stack for her church’s Mother’s Day Brunch. And of course we used the new Triple Layer Blossom Bouquet Punch!
For full directions on the hat box (you can put candy inside!), check out my post from last month.
If you haven’t tried these punches yet, here’s how they work. The little lever at the end slides from left to right and you set it depending on which kind of punched shape you want. In the US these are $23.95, which means they’re a great value–so many pieces and so many possibilities! Plus they take up less space in your crafting toolbox than storing or carrying 3 separate punches.
The layers can be used together or separately, and they’re great to use as mats for each other. Pop a brad in the center, and you’re done! I know you’re going to love these punches. You’ll want to be sure to check out the Triple Layer Doily Punch, too (see it online).
Isn’t this this cutest project ever?! When my demonstrator friend Christy Harsch, from Edmonton, Alberta (that’s in Canada, eh?) was here at the beginning of April, we had some extra stamping time and Christy shared this sweet Scallop Circle box with me.
The ‘box’ part uses the Stampin’ Store Containers (see it online) that go with the Stack & Store Caddy (see it online). I actually have 3 of those caddies in my stamping studio–they’re terrific for organizing!
If you have leftover containers from your Stampin’ Up! buttons or brads, those are the perfect size for this project. Or you can get them new in sets of 6.
The hat ‘brim’ is the Scallop Circle Die for the Big Shot, and the hat topper is the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. Both were textured with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder (love it!).
The flower was made with the 5-Petal Flower Punch and the Boho Blossoms Punch, plus a Subtles Glimmer Brad to finish off the center.
If you need a Mother’s Day Project, maybe for Girl Scouts or Cub Scouts, or a class project, these would be a perfect quick & inexpensive treat. Plus you can use recycled containers and card stock scraps for the flowers, which makes them an Earth-Day-friendly project!
Looking for more projects for favors or treats? Check out some recent ones on my blog.
Each year we hold a large demonstrator training event called Spring Into Stamping. This year was our 6th annual event, and I wanted to share a few highlights. Except now I’m having trouble distilling the event into just a few highlights, so I think you’ll be seeing highlights over the next few days!
It takes many many demonstrators to put the event together, and we have helpers for Make N Takes, a Demonstration Fair, Registration, Shoebox Swap, AV help, etc. Plus we have a talented group of coordinators who coordinate some of these areas.
This year I made special Thank You gifts for the coordinators, based on a gift that Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin’ Up!, made for us as a gift at Founder’s Circle this year.
Shelli created these with her daughters for 100+ of us, and I appreciate their work even more now! My mom helped me finish these up in time, so ours was a family project, too. The bags would be terrific for Easter gifts, wedding or baby shower favors, or satchels for potpourri.
The bags are filled with chocolate, and created from the Pennant Die (see it online) for the Big Shot (see it online). The Pennant Die is one of my favorites (check out some of my other projects). Just cut two pennants, stitch the top down to make a little sleeve for the ribbon, sew the two sides together and you’re all set with a simple cinch bag with a sweet scalloped edge.
The fabric is from the Occasions Mini Catalog (available only til April 30). The Springtime Vintage Fabric (see it online) is a perfect match for the Vintage Flower Adornments (see them online) that I used to decorate the tag and the medallion on the bag.
The blue Scallop Square piece under the Adornment rosette is actually punched from the matching Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online). With the paper piece, there is a little more stiffness to help the medallion stand up a bit more than the fabric pieces.
The ribbons are the Rose Red Seam Binding and the Victoria Crochet Trim (love them both!).
The tag is from the Two Tags Die (see it online) for Big Shot. This wasn’t one of my first die purchases, but it’s always at the top of my stack now. In fact, watch tomorrow for the other gift project I created, also using the Two Tags die!
The stamp set I used is Nature Walk (I’ve been using it a lot recently). The “Thank You” is from the Elegant Engravings stamp set (love it–see it online). And you probably recognize the flower Adornment. The colors here are Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake, with a touch of Rose Red.