April 08, 2011

Tutorial For Candy Wrappers


Hey There Everybody, Happy Saturday!!!

I don’t usually post on Saturdays but I have had requests for instructions for the ‘Teacher Appreciation Candies’ and thought it might be easier for all to get them this way.  I will try to improve and make sure I have written instructions with cards that need them from now on. 

Thank you for all the show of interest, I appreciate each and every one!

First I have to say that I was inspired by a worm that I saw over on Ellen Kemper’s blog.  Please keep in mind that you can also make this worm any size you like just by increasing or decreasing your size in punches.  You can make him/her longer by increasing the number of punched circles.  You can make it your own by best suiting your needs.








After gluing one on top of the other, you’ll glue these on the very top of the small oval (head).



First using your Word Window punch, punch one, then put it back into the punch from the side and punch again.  Result will be the small piece on the bottom of the picture.  You will need to cut three of these.  One in blue, yellow and green.  No particular length.


I mounted each piece onto a piece of scrap paper.  I am a scrap paper hoarder!!  I am……I throw almost NOTHING away *smile* I made one pass on the scrap with my snail and attached each punched piece on top, as shown above. Any excess paper will have to be trimmed off.

The apple (MS punch) was punched in red, punching again with a small piece of Old Olive card stock.  I glued this green piece over top the same portion of the red piece giving the leaf more dimension.  The apple was mounted on the top book off to the side with a dimensional.



The TomBow Multipurpose glue is a must for any project of this size.  It is the best!!  If you don’t have it…you need to get it, you won’t be sorry.


I happened to find these raised sheets (12x12) at a local craft store and immediately thought of a chalkboard.  I used Stampin Ups sanding blocks to sand the raised letters and numbers to give the chalk appearance.  Each piece was cut 1 3/4” x 2 1/2” and placed on top of the easel.



Cut a strip of paper 3” X 9” scoring at 3/4”, 5” and 5 1/4”.


Then fold.  Mark where your holes will be, place the candy in between the card stock and punch your marked holes.  Run ribbon through.

The last thing I did was to attach my front pieces.

I think I have it all.  If something is not clear to you DO NOT hesitate to email me with questions, I check my emails often and will get right back to you.


This really was not a difficult project to do at all.  I’m thinking it may look like it, but it went very well.

Have a GREAT weekend everybody and I’ll see you right back here on Monday……..Take care!





Carla said...

Awesome tutorial!!! I love it. Its okay, you still aren't posting on Saturday's. lol I had to say that. Big Hugs and smiles!!!!

Kelli P. said...

What a great idea for teacher appreciation!!! TFS I will definitely be CASE-ing this idea. Could you share where exactly you found those raised alphabet letter sheets? I'd love to get a couple sheets of that paper--it totally makes the gift!

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