Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Frosted Treat Holders

Some Easter treats waiting for treat holders to be made. Upper left corner is the York Peppermint Pattie in the new square packaging -- :0(  -- Upper right is a bag of Mini M&Ms --- like the Fun Size bag of the regular M&Ms but this bag holds the mini M&Ms. In the center bottom is the new Easter Ghirardelli candies and these are sold at the big W in a package of 2 for $1.00. Each of the Ghirardelli candies has a different colour packaging and a different holiday center --- bunny, basket with eggs, chick in an egg, etc.. So what I wanted to use for Easter treats now need holders made . . .

Did not want to make the regular double sided card stock treat holder so decided I wanted to use Vellum for the holders. The Vellum from Mikes is a heavier weight than the one from SU so I used the Vellum from Mikes for my holders. Wanted the bag/packets to have a design on the Vellum so decided to emboss them as well.

To begin with I cut a piece of Vellum 4" x 6". Scored this with the long side at the top of the score board and scored it at 1 1/2", 4 1/4", turn it once and score it at 1/2". Clip the corners as shown to make your bag/packet as shown in these sample photos:

The second photo shows how I used scissors to angle the bottom flat -- it lays flatter if you do this and it looks more finished.

Once I had the candies chosen I then decided on my ribbons and then decided what embossing folders to use. Here are the holders finished:

For the lower left one for the York Peppermint Pattie candy I used the D'Vine Swirls embossing folder. The "just for you" is a stamp from the SU Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and I stamped that using pink ink. Punched out that tag using the M Stewart tag punch. Ribbon is from the stash:

The center holder for the Mini M&Ms bag I used the Darice Easter Egg Background embossing folder to emboss that Vellum bag/packet. Blue ribbon is from the stash. The "Happy Easter" is Teeny Tiny Wishes and I used the SU Bitty Banners to cut that out in the Cuttlebug:

The lower right holder holds the Ghirardelli candy and it was embossed using the Cuttlebug Caramelo embossing folder. Again the "sweet treats" is a stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Used the SU Bitty Banners to cut that out and ribbon is from the stash:

Great idea to emboss the Vellum but issues arose right away. To make all these treat holders I cut and scored and assembled the bag/packets. Then put one of the bag/packet in the embossing folder and embossed it --- as I had expected the embossed design caused the Vellum to crack/rip with the design. Problem solved. I cut two pieces of white/GP card stock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Put one white/GP piece in the embossing folder, then put the bag/packet on top of that, then put the second white/GP piece on top of that. Close the embossing folder and run it through the Cuttlebug. Once you take it out you will have two pieces of white/GP embossed pieces and your bag/packet is embossed with no cracks/rips. I put the two white/GP embossed pieces in the file with the embossing folder for later use on another project. As you can see in these photos the embossing patterns still show up well on the Vellum:

Another thing to know about this Vellum -- it can tear when you try to fold it on the scored lines when you are assembling your bag/packet. What I did was fold it back and forth on the scored lines to get it folded on those lines but do not use your bone folder. I put red sticky tape on the back flap and again on the bottom flap and that holds the bag/packet together. Once it goes through the Cuttlebug it will be flat. As for seeing the red sticky tape through the Vellum --- which any adhesive is a problem with Vellum  --- but having the embossing on the bag/packets helps to hide that. Here are the holders again and TFL:

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