Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Goodies for Barb's Workshop

We had a very intimate workshop this afternoon (good thing too since the Broncos were playing a horrible game of football). We made some cute little candy treats, which I will post later and these cute little packages for mini hand sanitizers from the local body lotion store. These are so simple and cute to put together.

Here's the dimensions.

Cut the cardstock 2 inches x 11 inches. Score at 1/2 inch, 1-1/2 inch, 3-1/2 inch, 4-1/2 inch, 7-1/2 inch and 8-1/2 inch. 

Stamp your desired background all over. Fold on score lines. On a scrap piece of window sheet or transparency (something clear) punch the large oval punch (this makes a sort of template to gauge where to punch. Between the 1/2 inch score and the 1-1/2 inch score lines, place the template and trace inside the template with a pencil, centering between the marks and the edges. Punch out with the large oval punch.

Place a piece of sticky strip on the 1/2 inch piece and place the hand sanitizer up through the oval punch. Adhere sticky strip to the back of the holder. Place a velcro circle on the inside of the flap. Place the corresponding velcro on the adhered circle and fold over to stick the second piece to the holder. Add embellishments to the front as desired.

These make great teacher gifts or neighbor gifts and can be adapted for any season or occasion. It's your turn to make some of these cuties, and send me pictures. I will post them here for everyone to see, and you will have your name in lights (well, sort of).

Here's another little project for you. It uses a 6x6 sheet of designer paper, cut diagonally to make a triangle, then formed into a cone. Add your favorite ribbon around the top and embellish as desired. 

For the medallion on this project, I cut a piece of 12x12 designer paper to 1 inch wide and scored it every 1/4 inch. Accordion fold this piece of paper. Place a piece of sticky strip on the end to hold the two ends together (makes a circle). Punch out a 1 inch circle and place sticky strip on it. Peel off the red backing and set aside. Form the paper to make it fan out and place on the circle, pushing down to adhere. Place a large brad in the middle to cover the small hole in the middle.Adhere to the cone. Add a little hanger to the back with a piece of ribbon. Add candy of your choice and voila! You have a special treat for that special someone.
I will put together a video to better illustrate how to put both of these projects together. It's a lot easier to see it than for me to describe it. Watch for it in the next week or so.

That's it for tonight, time to call it a day.

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