It’s time to get out the thermals. All our snow has been washed away and it looks like it will be a green Christmas. Not that I’ll want to go out, it’s getting much colder and I’m definitely a warm weather person. Later today with the wind it’s going to feel like minus 17C! Brrr, much to cold for me. So I’ll take it as a sign that I’m meant to stay home and play. Yesterday I took delivery of a box of goodies from the new January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue so I have sneak peek projects to make. I’ll start posting them on my blog after Christmas. Meanwhile here’s a hanging treat idea using the Penguin Place Stamp Set.
The problem with designing treat packaging is the different treats people may decide to put in them. So today’s project is more of a ‘how to’. My regular readers will know that I have a slight obsession with York Peppermint Patties and so that’s what used for my example.
Like many treats the patties are a little smaller than 2″ across so this influenced the treat wrap size. First I cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Coastal Cabana Card. Then I stamped the snow image from the Penguin Place Stamp Set all over the strip with Coastal Cabana ink. Next I put a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive at one end and placed two peppermint patties onto the card. After wrapping the card tightly around the patties I pressed the adhesive onto the card. This wrap would stop the treats from falling out of the hanging part of the treat holder which I needed to create next.
This time I cut a 2″ x 8″ strip of Shimmery White Card. As before I stamped snowflakes over the card using Coastal Cabana ink. Then to provide a means to hang the treat holder I needed to add a hole at the ends. For this I chose the Delightful Tag Topper Punch, and punched both ends of the strip.
Now instead of adding scored lines I decided to simply wrap this second strip around the treats. So I took the wrapped treats and added some Tear & Tape Adhesive to the front and back. Then placed the treats inside the white strip and brought up the ends so I could see where they needed to sit. While holding everything together I released one side of the white strip so I could remove the adhesive backing paper on that side of the treat bundle. Then I brought the white strip back up and pressed it firmly into place. With that done I flipped it over and fixed the white strip to the other side of the treat bundle.
It was time to decorate the front of the treat holder and for that I went back to the Penguin Place Stamp Set. I chose the sitting penguin and the forward facing beak and flipper images.
Using Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped the penguin onto Shimmery White Card and added the beak with mango Melody ink. Then I punched out the penguin using the Penguin Builder Punch. Next I stamped two flippers onto the scraps of Shimmery White Card with Mango Melody ink and punched those out. Assembly was simple, using dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the flippers onto the penguin.
Going back to the stamp set I chose “Seasons Greetings” and using Tuxedo Black ink stamped it onto a 1/2″ x 1-1/4″ strip of Shimmery White Card. Then I attached the sentiment to the treat package with liquid glue.
next, from a 3/4″ x 2″ scrap of Shimmery White Card I cut a gentle curve using Paper Snips to represent the ground. Using liquid glue once more I added the ‘snow’ below the sentiment and then attached the penguin with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I tied some silver cord from the Simply Elegant Trim pack into a loop with a simple knot. I threaded the loop through the holes and passed the tied ends through the loop. Once secure, my project was complete.
While this treat holder was creating using peppermint patties you really could use the basic idea to create a treat holder for any type of treat. What’s you’re favourite?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Penguin Place Stamp Set with the coordinating Penguin Builder Punch using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. Sadly the punch is currently out of stock and so it and the bundle cannot be ordered at the moment. More stocks of the punch are due early in the new year and I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as ordering is turned back on for those items.