Hey, at this time of the year, EVERYone loves candy canes! Right? Wrong. I hate 'em. But they are cute. I will give them that.
Thanks to Pootles and her crazy adorable idea, I have discovered a cute way to present these infamous candy canes in a little decorative pouch. Actually, I just got the basic idea and the tutorial for punching and folding the pouch itself. The reindeer part is mine.
The Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (page 5 of the Holiday Catalog) is simply perfect to create these pouches. They are exactly the right size and have great designs on both front and back -- since both sides will be visible in this project.
For the mounted deer, I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set (page 116 in the Annual Catalog) and its coordinating punch (page 208). The way I have my little guy colored, doesn't he look like the proverbial "deer in the headlights"?
Add a bright red satin-y bow to hold the candy canes together -- and you have a cute presentation.
A silver Metallic Foil Doily (page 194) makes a great backdrop for the oval created from Garden Green cardstock and the Stitched Shapes dies (page 214).
My girls created these pouches at the most recent Stamp-In.
Would you care to learn how to make these easy treats? If so, read on for the tutorial.
Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set (page 116)
Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Garden Green cardstock
Real Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Envelope Punch Board
Silver Foil Doily
Tear and Tape
Choose one piece of the 6" x 6" paper from the Quilted Christmas DSP.
With the Envelope Punch Board, punch and score the DSP at 2 1/2". Rotate it a quarter turn, and lining the arrow up with the previous score line, punch and score again. Do this one more time. BUT, on the fourth rotation, ONLY PUNCH -- DO NOT SCORE! Round this last corner.
Fold on the score lines, but not too crisp. As Pootles advises, you want it to be pouch-like. Fold the bottom triangle up, then the left-hand triangle over that. Put a strip of Tear and Tape along the bottom diagonal of the right-hand flap, and press down to seal the pouch closed.
On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the reindeer head in black ink. Use colored pencils to color him. On a scrap of Real Red cardstock, stamp just the nose. Cut the nose out and adhere it over the first nose. Use the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to cut Rudolph out.
From Garden Green cardstock, cut an oval with the Stitched Shapes Framelits set. Mount the deer onto the oval. Glue the finished oval to the center of one of the silver metallic doilies. Attach this with a few Stampin' Dimensionals to the pouch front.
Tie two candy canes together back-to-back with a red ribbon tied in a gorgeous bow.
Insert the candy canes into the pouch.