Note: Since I've been posting something almost every day, be sure to scroll down to check out the latest blog entries: Valentine's Inspiration Station, Crafty Secrets Drawing...don't forget to sign up, and yesterday's Spellbinder's embossed frame cards.
Spellbinder's Help: Several of you are having with your dies slipping around in the *sandwich*. I use the Wizard machine and the plates that come with it. They are really thick and once my dies and cardstock are in place, I squeeze the sandwich together really firmly with my hand. Then I place it into the Wizard while cranking the handle. Once it gets moving through the rolling bars, it stays in place really tightly. Are you using other die cutting machines? I'll ask Ellen and my Spellbinder's friends to see what suggestions they can offer. Stay tuned, okay.
I'm so excited for today's post! I know how you all love my gift ideas so I'm happy to be able to offer a kit for you which is available at Ellen's store under Class Kits. The kit is called the Candy Stand Kit and I can't wait to give these little treat bags away to teachers, friends and family. In the kit, you get 12 cello bags, 12 candy stands, 2 sheets white card stock, 2 sheets pink card stock and enough of the polka dot ribbon to finish all 12 Candy Stands with some to spare. And of course instructions are included along with some great gift ideas. The additional items that I used are listed at the bottom of the kit so you can easily add them to your order if you'd like. The Lockhart stamp that I used is the Stamp of the Month called Tart of Hearts and I think it's just adorable. It's on sale this month only so be sure to pick that up this month for the best deal.
This little treat bag is so cute and unique. Can you imagine the look on your co-workers' or family's faces when they see this sitting on their desk or table? It will be so dang cute they won't want to open it! I've listed some packaging ideas for you below and I've got even more ideas up my sleeve so stay tuned. I hope you enjoy it this Valentine's Day!!
Pink and brown M & M’s
Valentine themed foil covered candies, mini candy bars, gum packets, Pez dispensers
Pink Jelly Bellies
Chocolate dipped pretzels
Homemade candies or party mixes
yardage of ribbon
Copic Markers or Glitter Pens
Stacks of embellishments in jars (Dew Drops, eyelets, brads, etc)
Hair bands, ribbons, barrettes
Pencils and erasers