Thursday, January 6, 2011

Halloween...errr...Valentine Treats Tutorial

I think I can speak for the whole design team when I say that we are CONSTANTLY inspired by all of you who make the most wonderful {ippity} creations!
Just breeze through the {ippity} gallery {HERE} on Splitcoast and you will see what I mean....TONS of amazing projects to jump start your mojo.
I was inspired by {THESE} halloween treats made by Lynn Miller last August....I immediately decided to make some Halloween treats for my kiddo's classrooms.
Well fast forward to JANUARY and they are NOW going to be Valentine treats :)
I had the best of intentions but life got busy....I'm sure you can ALL relate.
Here is my Valentine treat version of the idea I have had in my head for awhile now.
I bought a big box of 72 airheads and made these cute little pockets to slip them in...well not all of them....YET! After some trial and error I figured out the best way to make them....want to know how?
Supplies you will need
Kraft and Cream Cardstock
Red and Black Ink
Circle Punch
Because of You {ippity} Stamp Set
How YOU Doin? {ippity} Stamp Set
Step 1: Cut a piece of Kraft cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and score it along the short edge at 1 1/4 on both edges.
Step 2: Punch a half circle in the middle panel of the treat pouch.Step 3: Stamp the word stamp from {Because of You} in the middle panel in red ink. I just eyeballed mine and it fit when that happens :)Step 4: Fold the pouch together and staple along the bottom and top to hold it together. Tape would work too but this was quicker....72 remember ;)

TIP: Place the candy in the package when you fold it so you don't staple it to tight that the candy won't fit in....trial and error :)And that's just decorate it however you want. I used some ribbon, string and the cute little heart stamp from How YOU Doin? I paper pieced the heart and punched it out with the circle punch. You could fancy them up as much as you wanted but for mass production this was super QUICK and super SIMPLE.
Plus, the measurements allow you to get four treats out of every 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock :)

Give it a try...Valentines is fast approaching....or you could start now and use them for Halloween :)
This weeks COMMENT PRIZE winner was chosen from the blog
the winner is:
Martha said...
wonderful card!
January 3, 2011 1:43 PM
PRIZE: Because of You
CONGRATS Martha....please email Eryn to claim your prize :)
Maria Gurnsey
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  1. Cute and quick treat holder! Thanks for sharing!

  2. love the ADORABLE tutorial, maria!! thanks for the link:) a big congrats to martha!--enjoy your stamps!

  3. very cute. I may just make a bunch of these for several occasions and have them on hand.

  4. What a great idea for my daughter's classroom! Thank you!!

  5. that was so easy. love that. and LOVE that stamp, gotta pull that one out. looks great here, Maria.