I came upon the idea for this fun treat holder a few weeks ago and I’ve finally had a chance to make a few for this coming weekend’s craft fair. The hardest part is the part you hardly see: the box.
The box is actually the smallest gift bag and it’s made using Stampin’ Up!’s new Gift Bag Punch Board. There is a small learning curve for this board but once you master it you’re on your way to lots of fun and creativity. I suggest checking out this video from Stampin’ Up! before you try to follow the directions on the board and use it for the first time.
For my star candy holder I used a 10-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. After messing up several times and finally practicing with computer paper, I “got it”. The important thing to know is which areas are the box front or back and which areas are the sides, with or without the gussets. Here are my steps for creating a small gift bag:
Now to the stars: using the Stars Framelits:
- largest star: 2 each using Cherry Cobbler card stock
- next smaller star: 2 each using Night of Navy card stock
- next smaller star: 2 each using Whisper White card stock
Stamp the Whisper White stars using Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy Classic Inks and the narrow line from the Work of Art stamp set and the small bit of flowers (or whatever they are–bottom right of the packaging image sheet) from the Sheltering Tree stamp set. Be sure to mask off the areas where you aren’t stamping either the stars or the stripes.
Attach all star layers to each other and then to the box using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Be sure to set the stars so there are little ‘legs’ hanging down from the box.
Optional: create a little banner for the front of the box for extra pizzazz.
Fill Cello Bags with candy or add a small gift that is nestled in tissue paper.
Now………go try some for yourself. They’re fun. They’re cute.
I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.