Friday, February 28, 2014

Easter Tag Treat Holders

This treat holder was made using the new SU Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. This holder is one piece and there are two pieces that make the sides to the holder. Inside this holder are 4 Hershey nugget candies and I covered them using the plaid card stock that I used for the bottom front of the holder.

This is how I made this holder:

Cut a piece of pink card stock 2" x 9". Score this with the longer side at the top of the score board and score it at: 1 1/8", 2 1/2", 3 3/4", 5 1/4", 6 1/2" and again at 7 7/8". Once all your scored lines are made then put one end into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and punch that end. Then put the other end in the punch and again punch that end. Using the bone folder sharpen all your scored lines.

For the side pieces cut two pieces of pink card stock 1 3/4" x 2 1/2". Score these pieces at 1/2" on the two short sides and one long side. Once scored clip the corner pieces off and add red sticky tape. They should look like this:

Now a photo of the scored tag and the side pieces with the red sticky tape:

Fold the tag holder on the scored lines. Remove the red sticky tape from the side pieces and put them onto the tag holder. Now your holder is made. Used plaid card stock for the lower part of the front of the holder.

To decorate the front of the pink holder I used a Sizzix die that I just picked up at Joann's on sale for 60% off:

Cut this out of scrap green card stock using the Cuttlebug. Since this die is so detailed to cut it out easily I used wax paper. First put the die, cut side up, on the Cuttlebug plate then cover that with a piece of wax paper, then the green card stock. Put the top plate on this and ran it through the machine. Before taking it out of the machine I ran it through the machine again backwards to be sure it was all cut. Once that was done I took the top plate off and turned the die over and the extra green card stock came off. Using the awl I just poked that in a couple of spots of the die from the back and the cut design piece fell out. Peeled off the wax paper and the cut design was ready for use.

This die cut piece is too large for my holder so I had to cut away some of the design to fit on the front of my holder. Decided to use a glue pen to put this on the holder rather than using the Xyron as some of the die cut piece was going to hang off the front of the holder:

Added two flowers from the flower jar and put those together using a brad. Put the flowers on the holder using a glue pen. Added pink crystals from the stash. To close the holder I tied two ribbons at the top.

For "Happy Easter" I used a stamp from the SU Teen Tiny Wishes stamp sets and dark pink ink and stamped that onto scrap white card stock. Used the SU Bitty Banner die set to cut that out. Put that banner on the front using a glue dot. Here is a view of the chocolate nuggets in the holder and you could always added Easter grass to fit around the nuggets:

Here is another holder I made, with a bunny on the front, and this holder has a piece of chocolate by Ferrero Rocher and white paper shred from the dollar store:

For the front of this holder I used plaid card stock from Hobby Lobby. The bunny was made using these punches:

Bunny feet is the butterfly punch cut in half, the body and head are the 3/4" circle punch, the tail is the small flower punch, and the ears are the smallest piece from the Blossom Builder punch and I trimmed them at one end using scissors. All pieces were sponged after punching them out using brown ink. Put the bunny together using small glue dots and put it on the front of the holder using a large glue dot.

The "Happy Easter" is a stamp from Taylored Expression Mini Messages stamp set and I stamped that onto scrap white card stock using turquoise ink. Punched that out using a tag punch from M Stewart. Added a crystal from the stash and put that tag on the holder front using a small glue dot.

Here are both holders again:

The best thing about the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is you can made your tag piece as long or as short as you like --- but the width can only be up to 2" wide as that is the width of the 'channel' on the punch that you put the card stock in. Lots of projects ahead with this punch . . .    TFL and YOLO