Oh No! or Oh Yes! – whichever your feelings sway to….the last summer week-end is here! Unless you extend it to next week-end before the students go to school…???
So that means, I must give up the third part in my series for decorating your table and of course, what celebration – esp. for the young at heart doesn’t have treats?
Here is how I grabbed some economical candy and dressed it up!
no-name candy ( I am using a sugared fruit gummy)
cellophane candy bags
cardstock in co-ordinating colours
Stampin’ Up! “Yummy” stamp set & ink
Big Shot + Bigz Die “Top Note”
Optional – slot punch, 1” circle punch, ribbon
After running the Top Note die through my super-duper Big Shot a few times to press out several cuts, I folded the die shapes in half along the short end. (if you don’t have a die-cutting machine – design a template on paper and trace & cut your own shapes) ..
I always practice stamping a new stamp but I have used this one many times….so lining up my stamp to fit the folded cardstock, I stamped the phrase – which by the way is designed to fit the Top Note shapes exactly. Sweet.
Fill your candy bags with a scoop or two of candy, fold down and staple shut. Place the folded die-cut over the top and with double-sided adhesive press it to stay in place – that’s it
If you want – you can dress them up further by adding ribbon – I strung a couple pieces of ribbon through slots on each side. I used a circle punch and wrote the name of a guest or it could be the ‘birthday girl’ and attached to the front.
There are many ways to go about this – design your own ideas :) However, it does elevate a simple treat into something special!!!
Enjoy the week-end !
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