Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day Treats

I always try to encourage healthy eating so I am definitely not the stereotypical grandmother always passing out sweet treats, but for the last couple of years I have been making Valentine’s Day candy treat holders for my granddaughters. This year I remembered having seen Rolo candy holders that looked like a pencil. Even though pencils have nothing to do with Valentine’s Day I thought they were really cute and thought my girls would think so too so I decided to make some for Valentine's Day. Here are the ones I made.

I personalized a couple of them by using the favorite colors of the two that have strong feelings about such things and left the other two yellow. Here is how they were made. 

Cut a piece of card stock 4 3/4” X 3 1/4” in the color you want for the body of the pencil. Score this piece every 1/2” down the length of the piece. This will result in a ¼” piece remaining on the end of the piece. Fold gently along each score make but do not use a bone folder or create a strong crease. Wrap this card stock piece around a package of Rolo candy so that the card stock is even with one end of the candy. There will be a slight overhang on the other end. Adhere the first ½” scored piece on top of the ¼” piece. I found liquid glue to be the most effective for this task. Then cut a piece of card stock 3 ½” X ¾” in the color you want for the eraser. Wrap this piece around the end of the “pencil” that has its edge even with the candy. I used a dry adhesive to attach this piece to the body of the pencil but again used liquid adhesive on the end of the piece to attach it to itself. For the metal band I embossed a piece of tin foil backed by parchment paper using the Square Lattice embossing folder. A piece of Brushed Silver card stock would work just as well. I adhered the piece with liquid glue. I then adhered a Hersey’s Kiss on the other end of the “pencil” with three Glue Dots. The Kiss will be slightly recessed into the “pencil”.  

Once they were made I packaged them in cellophane bags, tied them with a ribbon and attached a cute tag. Presentation is just as important with a gift as it is with food! I then created tags with a Valentine stamped image cut out with a Banners Framelits die and then attached a Glimmer paper hearts. I mounted these to left-over Christmas tags.  

Supplies Used

  • Stamp Set: Delightful Dozen (128547 W, 122652 C, 127597 MDS)
  • Cardstock and DSP: Daffodil Delight (119683), Pink Pirouette (111351), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Rose Red (102544), Whisper White (100730), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005), Red Glimmer (121790) 
  • Ink: Real Red (126949), Melon Mambo (126948)  
  • Tools: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Banners Framelits Die (132173), Small Heart Punch (117193),  
  • Accessories: Raspberry Ripple Stain Ribbon (126845) 

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