Here is a quick treat pocket that uses the Pretty Label Punch to create a decorative top. It will hold the 100 Calorie Dove Bars, or a similar sized candy bar. Aren’t they sweet?
I used the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper pack, but you could certainly use any paper you have. Start with a piece 5″ by 5 1/2 “. With the 5″ side up, (this will be your top) score at 1 1/2″ and 3 3/4”. Turn the paper counterclockwise, and score at 5″ (which is 1/2″ from the bottom.)
On the bottom 1/2″ score line, remove the outer two rectangles, and keep the center one for the glue tab at the bottom of the pocket. Glue the wider side flap over the shorter side, and glue the bottom tab up. A quick pocket to be made.
Then, I fed the bottom of the pocket through the front of the pretty label punch, and pulled it out of the center of the hole for the shape. I slower pulled it out the bottom until the top edge of the pocket could be seen, then slid it back in slightly. I lined up the sides of the pocket parallel to the sides of the punch, then made sure it was centered in the shape, and punched. It might sound confusing, but it is quite easy. Just watch the video for a demonstration. Then I snipped each side from about 1/4″ down to cut off the tiny scallop on each side, leaving a large center scallop and a smaller one to each side. Fold down the front flap, and secure with a dimensional.
The sentiment was stamped from the Text Ya Later stamp set. I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch, and kept the sentiment to the right, so I could stick a medium Gold Faceted Gem on the left side. A glue dot was used to stick it to the pocket, see the pictures for positioning. To complete it, I used the sheer whisper white ribbon to tie a little bow, and stuck it on with a glue dot. Tuck in your treat and you are done!
I also made a smaller version to hold the mini-Hershey’s Bars, and started with a piece of paper that was 5″ by 4″ The rest of the pocket is scored and assembled the same. I used the Old Olive 1/8″ ribbon on the right one.
I hope you give this a try, it is quick and easy, and would be great for a classroom if done in a theme. Perhaps Halloween? Thanksgiving? Maybe even Christmas!
Until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed. ~Darby
- Supplies are Stampin’ Up!
- Petal Garden Designer Series Paper, scrap of Whisper White
- Whisper White and Old Olive 1/8″ ribbon
- Gold Faceted Gems
- Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive inks
- Pretty Label and Classic Label punches