Christmas 2017 Wobbler Chums Gift Card Box

Hi Everyone!

I think I made this one for me, as I could not stop playing with it to make the characters “wobble” back and forth.  It is a gift card box, that has the back compartment for the gift card, but the front for an adorable character to wobble back and forth when the box is tapped.  So much fun!

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Here are the two compartments:

What makes the character “wobble” is an Action Wobble Mini Action Spring from Hampton Art.  I couldn’t find any local, so I purchased some through Amazon:

They are self-adhesive on both sides, so they are quick to stick the character to the background panel.  I placed the wobble spring in the center of the character, to allow full movement.

For the box, I used a piece of card stock 6 1/2″ by 10 1/2″.  The “background” panel for the wobbler, and the window film are both 2 3/8″ by 3 3/4″.  Decorate the background panel any way you like to coordinate with your image.  The window was cut using the Lots of Labels framelits.

I used the Seasonal Chums stamp set for my characters, and used the matching framelits to cut them out.  Then, I just “fussy cut” the front and back of the tag apart.  I kept the “tag loop” on the back image, as I used it for the “to & from” tag.  Then I just colored them in with markers.

Because the “wobbler” is contained in a box, I did use a little extra ballast to help with the movement.  I used one of the larger metal rimmed pearl, and stuck it to the underside of the bottom of the snowman, and under the head of the reindeer.  I feel the extra weight gives the wobbler a little more momentum.  If you don’t have any metal rimmed pearls, a small button adhered with one or more glue dots would probably work.  Just make sure they are well stuck.

Take a look at the video to see the wobblers in action!  I hope you think they are as fun as I do.  So, until we meet again, may your days be blessed.  ~Darby

Supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock: tempting turquoise, crumb cake, whisper white, very vanilla, soft sky.
  • Ink: tempting turquoise and crumb cake ink pads; cherry cobbler, crumb cake, soft suede, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise, smoky slate and garden green markers.
  • Stamp sets:  Tags & Trimmings, Seasonal Chums
  • Dies:  Trim your Stockings, Seasonal Tags
  • Other:  Linen thread, white 1/8″ sheer ribbon
  • Hampton Art: Action Wobbles Mini Action Springs

Quick and cute, Halloween Fruit Strip Classroom Treats

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It is that time of year, when the kiddoes will bring in classroom treats for Halloween, or for Fall Harvest Festival, or for whatever they are calling the celebration nowadays.  We celebrate All Hallow’s Eve because it is the evening before All Saints Day.  With all of the strict rules about bringing in food:  it has to be commercially wrapped, it has to be nut-free, it has to be peanut-free, etc., it becomes difficult to send in treats.  But, the kids still enjoy getting a special little something to eat.  So, I go for the fruit strips.  There are many varieties out there, so you have a lot to choose from.  The one I used is SunRype, which is gluten-free, nut-free and vegan and no added sugar.  (The fruit sugar is 11g)  They can be eaten by those who are affected with many food allergies.  I bought mine in our local grocery store for 2 for $1.00.  But, if you can’t find them, I will leave the link below.  You can get 55 strips for under $20.  You can probably take care of a couple of classrooms with one box.

Quick and cute, Halloween Fruit-Strip Classroom Treats

These Fruit Strips are 5 1/2″ long, and 1 1/2″ wide.  So, if you find other fruit strips that are similar or smaller in size, these dimensions will still work for you.  Even if the ones you find are a bit longer, you may be able to fold over the bottom edge before you slide it into the holder.  But, without further ado, here’s how to make them.

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