Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweet Hearts Treat Holder

Here's a project I designed just for the demonstrators at my group meeting on Tuesday. It's a little treat holder that has a bag of SweetTarts inside! The dimensions of the holder are 4" x 10-1/4". Score are 4", 8", and 8-1/2". The small part folds up to the inside and is secured with two brads to create a pocket for the treat.

The flap is held shut by the White Grosgrain Ribbon wrapped around and tied. I looped it through the holes on the Scallop Trim Border. (Love that tip I got from Flo D'Elia at our shoebox swap last month!)

Speaking of tips, I have a couple to share about the Scallop Trim Border & Corner Punches. I was so excited to see these coordinating punches in the Occasions Mini Catalog and I got them right away. But using them is not quite as easy as I expected. It takes a little practice, but the results are worth it! Check out this great new video tutorial from Stampin' Up! to learn how to use the border and corner punches on any size cardstock.

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Back to those corner and border punches...If you're like me and looking for a "magic size" to pre-cut your cardstock to that will work, check out this tutorial from fellow demonstrator Gretchen Barron. I used her sizes and cut the square for this project to 3-13/16". I punched the corners first and then did one punch with the border punch on each side. So easy!

One important thing about the corner punch is making sure to line the cardstock up with the guides on the side and not to push it in too far. It should create a clean corner when you punch it and not have extra cardstock around the edges that needs to be trimmed off. If there's extra cardstock, you're putting the cardstock in too far.

Phew! As if this wasn't long-winded already, I wanted to point out that the stamp set I used on this treat holder is I {Heart} Hearts and is part of the Making a Difference Campaign to raise money for the victims of the Earthquake in Haiti. When you purchase this stamp set by February 28, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to the Red Cross. Click here for all the details.

Supplies: I {Heart} Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Melon Mambo ink & cardstock, Crushed Curry ink & cardstock, Bermuda Bay ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Kathy W said...

Thanks- I was thinking of doing something similar for my son and his fun dip packs. you took all the work out of it for me!

Kitty A. said...

Really cute and a wonderful project. Love your creativity!