New Year’s Pop Rocks Slider Pocket

Hi Everyone,

I have a project with a New Year’s theme.  This is a fun slider pocket that holds a packet of Pop Rocks, an exciting treat that literally “explodes” in your mouth.  I thought it would be fun for New Year’s, with all of the fireworks and celebrations, to have an explosion of taste in your mouth.

The pocket starts with a piece of card stock 4″ by 10″, with the long side scored at the halfway point of 5″.  The 4″ side is scored at 3/8″ from both sides.  Fold and burnish the 5″ score to make the pocket, but do not fold the side scores.  They are there to help line up the patterned paper and adhesive, and to let the pocket expand a bit in the middle.

Next, glue a 4 3/4″ by 3″ piece of patterned paper in the center of the side you want to be the front.  On the inside of the front, make at mark at the center point (2″) mark, about 1/2″ down from the top edge.  Punch a 3/4″ circle, using that mark to line up the center top of the punch.  Fold the pocket together again, and using the first circle as a guide, punch a 3/4″ circle on the back side of the pocket.

 

Thread a 26-28″ piece of ribbon through the hole in the pocket, and carefully slide the Pop Rocks pouch down from the top, catching and pushing the ribbon downwards as you slide the candy pouch in.

 

Pull the ribbon from the back over the top of the pouch to the front, and tie a bow over the center of the punched circle on the front.  For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Labels to Love by Stampin’ Up!, but use any ones that have a New Year’s theme.  If I had it, I would have used one from SU Cheers to the Year.  Punch it out with a 1 3/4″ circle punch, and layer onto a silver foil starburst punch with dimensionals.

 

This is a good way to use up some of the stuff left over from other projects.  For this pocket, I used some left over patterned paper from the Stampin’ Up! Merry Little Christmas paper pack.  I also had some gold foil from Michael’s that I used for the starburst.  Black rhinestones from SU gave it some fun bling, and I hope to use the rest of what I have for the other sliders I am making.

 

Give these Pop Rocks Slider pockets a try for a fun, family and friends, way to celebrate the New Year!

I hope you have a safe and blessed New Year’s Eve.  Smiles, Darby

Christmas 2017 Teapot Treat and Gift Card Holder

Hi Everyone,

The last project for this Christmas is an all-purpose, treat, teabag or gift card holder.  In the shape of a teapot, it is an adorable way to give someone a treat and a gift card.  Dress it up for Christmas, or decorate it to personalize it to your recipient.

The pocket on the teapot measures 3″ by 3 3/4″ by 1/2″, and will fit a couple of teabags, a gift card, some candy or even small pieces of jewelry.  It is made from an 8″ by 8″ piece of card stock, and scored on the diagonal.

Place the diagonal on the 1/4″ in line and score, turn the piece 180 degrees, and place the diagonal on the 1/4″ line and score again.  This will give you a 1/2″ strip down the center of the diagonal.  Turn it 90 degrees, and now place the diagonal on the 1 1/2″ line and score, turn it 180 degrees and place the diagonal on the 1 1/2″ line and score again.

I used a 1 1/2″ punch to round the corners at the top and on both flaps for the handle.  I used a 1″ circle punch to create the handle, and also to shape the curve in the spout.  It is not hard to create, but a bit hard to explain.  So, I will put in the video so you can watch how I did it.

This project finishes the Christmas 2017 series, and I hope you enjoyed these projects as much as I did bringing them to you.

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and may you find joy and peace in the child of Bethlehem.  Rejoice!  ~Darby

 

 

Christmas 2017 Candy Cane Poinsettias

Hi Everyone!

Here is a sweet treat for classmates or coworkers, Candy Cane Poinsettias!

Festive and fun for the Christmas season, they are a thoughtful and tasty way to say Merry Christmas!

Start with a 6″ by 6″ piece of patterned paper, here I have used Quilted Christmas and Be Merry by Stampin’ Up!  Score by lining the diagonal points up on the 3/4″ line on the trimmer, and score.  Turn and repeat, until you have scored four times.  Trim the tabs as shown in the video, curl the “points” of the paper out, and glue the tabs in place.

Tie a ribbon around the box, then stamp and punch/cut the sentiment out.  For this one, I used Quilted Christmas paper, Merry Labels stamp set, real red ink, tranquil tide card stock and ribbon, and the layering ovals framelits.  The “to-from” was stamped and cut out with one of the Bunch of Banners framelits.  The poinsettia was made with real red, daffodil delight and tranquil tide card stock.

This one was created with the Be Merry paper from Stampin’ Up!, cherry cobbler, garden green, daffodil delight and whisper white card stock, cherry cobbler ink, garden green ribbon and I used an enamel shape in cherry cobbler.  The sentiment was stamped from the Seasonal Chums stamp set, and punched using the 1″ circle punch and the corresponding layering scalloped circle.

Start with a 2″ by 8″ cellophane bag and cut it down to 6″ long.  Fill it with your choice of treats, here I used candy cane kisses, and a candy cane.  Tie a ribbon around the bag to close it just above the candy level, which I filled to about 1″ above the top of the box.  Make sure the ribbon is snugged down, and the cellophane bag top is fluffed out above the ribbon, because that is where we will attach the poinsettia.

For the poinsettia, you can use whatever means you have to create one, whether you still have the framelits or the punch from previous years.  For this one, I used the leaves from the lemon punch.  I punched six sets of the two leaves, and glued them onto a 3/4″ circle base.  First, the six with stems were glued to the circle placing them evenly around, then after curling one end, the remaining six were glued down in between the first six.  Then, I punched a “center of the poinsettia” thingie from the blossom builder punch, but look around and see what you have that would work.

Then the poinsettia was stuck to the cellophane bag right above the ribbon using glue dots, and the flower was tucked into the box.  A very cute favor or gift.

I hope you enjoy this project and find it useful.  And, until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed.  ~Darby