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A Treat or Two or Three!

>> Saturday, April 18, 2009

by Sue


Guess where I'm going to be next Saturday and Sunday (April 25 & 26)? Give up?

Akron, Ohio! If you're going to be in the area, I hope you'll visit us at the Rubber Stamp Convention going on at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron! For more info please visit Adventures in Stamping

One of the things we'll be doing at our booth is a Make n Take, and I thought you might like a little sneak peak at our project.

Here are some of the stamps we'll be using ~

and here's a few samples of my "cards" ~
One of the fun aspects of these "cards" is that they have 2 hidden surprises. 1 is that the top circle pivots to show a message underneath ~

and the 2nd is the sweet candy surprise wrapped in foil under the ribbon slide.
These are so simple to make too! Step one is to invest in a bag of peppermint patties, and without removing the original wrapping, wrap them again with aluminum foil.

2nd - Stamp, color and cut out your chosen ribbon slide, insert the ribbon, wrap it around the candy and tape it to the back. Set that aside as you...
3rd - stamp your background paper with our giga stamp and punch it out with a giga punch. stamp the inside message slightly lower than center.

4th - Stamp the mega circle and punch that out as well.
5th - Lining them up together, punch a small (1/8") hole, top center and insert a paper fastner. 6th - Attach the candy to the top and you're all set, except maybe spinning it around several times, just 'cause it's fun!

Now it's time for ~

Your Tip ~ by Pat S. in WA - If you make a new style card and you really like it, taking a photo of it, so you have something to jog your memory later takes less storage space and time than making a second card. (So simple, yet I never thought of that!!!)

My Trick - Several years ago, when paper fastners were harder to come by, I found a good sized box at my local office supply and I still have some. Only problem is that while gold can sometimes be the color I'm looking for, most times it's not. My solution? Emboss them! Yep, it's easy too! I tap the top on my versamark pad and dip it into my jar of embossing powder, then heat it like normal. (Please note: you may need to wrap the bottom with a paper towel so you don't burn your fingers as you heat it!) On the Flower slide card above, I used Cotton Candy Embossing Powder and on the Oval card I used Black Sparkle.

Please keep your tips and tricks rolling in by emailing us at - I'm sending out some serious (new releases) blog candy for all tips that I use! Don't miss out!!!!!


Dawn said...

These are just GENIUS!!! I love this idea and the stamps used are perfect! The butterfly with the ribbon is so pretty and I love the slide action! Precious!!!

Jennifer E. said...

How cute! I love how they pivot to reveal a hidden message, and with the sweet treat included, these are sure to be a hit! Have fun at the show!

Jessica G. said...

What fun treats! I've attached mints to the scalloped circles before, but never thought to make a spin-able message back -- so creative!! Thanks for anothe great gift idea!

Tammy Hershberger said...

See you next week! :) (from Tammy at Toyrifix!)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I love these! I mean, love these! Great idea and easy too!

Have fun in Akron.


Cathy Indelicato said...

Um...this is awesome!! Did you come up with this after I left??? Very cool!!!

Vicki S said...

They are just adorable!! Can't wait to give it a try.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! What a cute idea Sue!! How fun!! Love the brad slider idea!! :) And they're so pretty with the sliders too!! I'll need to try one of these out!! TFS!

scrappyjan said...

LOVE these.... Love this idea... I'm going to have to try these in my spare spare time. LOL... Thanks for the inspiration.

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