I thought I was being clever when I put an unopened pack of York Peppermint Patties in the fridge. The theory was it would stop me from snacking on them while I was crafting. Unfortunately I had not considered the peppermint patty pincher I am married to. So this morning I had no choice but to make this treat packaging, while I still had a peppermint patty to put in it!
SECURING THE PEPPERMINT PATTY
This peppermint patty packaging is really simple to make and works with lots of other similarly sized treats.
First I cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of the wood plank paper from the Come To Gather 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Then using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch I punched the top and bottom of the strip.
Once that was done I placed the peppermint patty onto the centre of the strip and brought the ends together. Then I secured the ends by threading some 3/8″ Braided Linen Trim through the holes and tying it in a simple bow.
Now my treat was safe I could turn to the decoration.
Next came the pumpkins, but as I don’t yet have the Gather Together Stamp Set and coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies, (or discounted bundle) I had to be creative. I’d created pumpkins a little while ago for a card project and I realised could use the same technique!
Taking the pumpkin paper from the Come To Gather DSP I simply coloured in a couple of the pumpkins using Stampin’ Blends. I chose light and dark Pumpkin Pie (what else?) and light Old Olive. Then once the pumpkins were coloured I cut them out with Paper Snips.
Now I wanted to create an interesting background layer but without reaching for dies, instead I grabbed the Detailed Trio Punch.
First I cut a 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Old Olive vellum from the Perennial Essence 12″ x 12″ Vellum Cardstock pack. Next, using the fancy petal option on the Detailed Trio Punch, I punched two opposite corners. Then I placed the punched corners back into the Detailed Trio Punch but this time punched them using the corner rounder option.
With that done I used Mini Glue Dots to attach the bottom left corner of the vellum to my treat package. To hide the Mini Glue Dots I then used another one to fix the larger pumpkin on top of the vellum. The second, smaller pumpkin came next, popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
PUNCHING OUTSIDE THE BOX
That just left the sentiment and I chose the “give thanks” from the Birds Of A Feather Stamp Set. Using Soft Suede ink I stamped it onto some Soft Sea Foam Card then I went looking for a punch.
The 1″ Circle Punch was too small, and the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch was too large. What to do…? As I looked along my shelf of currently available Stampin’ Up! punches my eyes settled on the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I wonder?
To my delight I was able to fit the sentiment nicely into the smaller of the two balloon shapes. Then with a Mini Glue Dot behind the neck of the balloon I tucked the punched sentiment behind the pumpkins. In no time at all my thanksgiving treat package was complete.
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Now I’m off to hide the remaining peppermint patties before “he who shall not be named” finds them.
Meanwhile if you’d like to see the card with the coloured pumpkin paper, you’ll find it in my blog post Patterned paper and Stampin’ Blends.