It’s February, and that means you’ll be seeing hearts everywhere as we head towards Valentine’s Day. The shops are full of heart-shaped products, and the candy aisles have taken on a very red hue. One of the candies I picked up was a bag full of rolls of Love Hearts candies. These were quite inexpensive and I thought would make great treats or favours. So this morning I sat down to turn these uninspiring Love Hearts packs into something a little more giftable.
I began by searching out some suitable Designer Series Paper (DSP). I’ll start by admitting I haven’t bought any of the ‘Valentine’ type paper from the new Mini Catalogue. What I did buy though was the Snail Mail DSP, and there’s a pretty hearts pattern in there.
For my 18g roll of Love Hearts I just needed to cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of the DSP. I attached some Tear & Tape Adhesive along one edge before placing the sweets on the opposite edge. Then I simply rolled the candies along the DSP until they were completely wrapped, and pressed onto the adhesive to make sure it was secure. Finally I folded in both ends of the DSP tube to stop the candy from sliding out.
For my sentiment I turned to the Meant To Be Stamp Set. I wanted something smallish and not specifically for Valentine’s Day. In the end I chose the simple “You make me happy”.
Using Basic Gray ink I stamped the sentiment onto a 3/4″ x 2″ strip of Thick Whisper White Card. Next I trimmed off the end at an angle similar to the angle of the words. Then using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the sentiment to the wrapped candy.
To decorate the sentiment I chose the Stitched Be Mine Dies (these coordinate with the Meant To Be Stamp Set). From a small scrap of Basic Gray Card I cut out a heart shape using the smallest of the stitched hearts dies in the set. Then I attached a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the heart before adding it to the sentiment with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional. With that my treat was complete.
This treat package uses a similar construction to the York Peppermint Patty treats I created last week. The difference today is that the narrow tube requires no ribbon to keep it closed. In addition I can make 16 of these treats from one 12″ x 12″ sheet of DSP so it’s really economical if you’re making these in bulk. What do you think?
For the York Peppermint Patty treat see my earlier blog post Create a sweet and simple treat package.