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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Quick and Simple Treat Holders

Today I thought I'd share my directions for these cute little Valentine Treat Holders made with some of the gorgeous "Love Patterns" Designer Series Paper.  These treat holders are quick and easy to make and are suitable for any occasion simply by changing the DSP and the embellishment on the front of the holder.

  • Cut one 3 1/2" x 10 1/2" piece of  Pretty In Pink DSP from Love Patterns paper pack*.
  • Score at  3 1/2 and 7" (see diagram).  Once scored fold piece C over B and A over C to form a little package.     


Measure down 1 1/2" on the outside of the C panel and cut on an angle to the center line.  Once you've removed the cut piece add sticky strip to the inside bottom and middle of this panel and adhere to B panel.   You now have a little pocket for enclosing a treat (Ghirardelli squares or Dove chocolate pieces).

Decorate the outside of the treat holder by gluing a 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip of coordinating DSP about 1" from the bottom of the holder. I ran a 1" by 3" strip of Real Red card stock through the Big Shot Vintage Wallpaper textured embossing folder, and glued this to the center of the DSP strip. For the embellishment, I stamped the heart from the Punch Potpourri stamp set onto a piece of Pretty in Pink DSP, and punched out the heart using the Heart Punch.  To give a bit of depth and stability, I glued this heart onto a piece of real red cardstock and then cut round the outside of the card stock to create a border for the heart. Dimensionals were used to mount the heart to the card stock strip. The "for you" sentiment from the Elements of Style, stamp set was stamped on Pretty in Pink DSP and then punched out with a 1 1/4" circle punch.  This circle was glued onto red cardstock and punched out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and then mounted with dimensionals to the center of the heart.  Three basic rhinestones were added to the bottom right corner for a touch of bling.  Voila all done!  Told you it was quick and easy. 

Note:  The exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack is only available during the "Filled With Love" Promotion which ends on January 24th, 2010. 


Anonymous said...

Penny, Those are adorable!! Great job!

Debbie Martin said...

This is really cute. Thanks for the tutorial also.

Shari Winterstein said...

This is WONDERFUL. I have got to stop looking at everyone's blogs because I keep changing my surprise project for the end of the month! This one is so easy and can be used as a card as well. Thanks for blessing my day and inspiring me. :)

Yolanda said...

Those treat holders are really cute! I'm gonna have to do some for my friends for Valentines day. TFS

Dale Morin said...

These are adorable. I just may have to case this. TFS and have a great rest of the weekend.

Crystal said...

Oh so CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions, too - I look forward to trying it out! :) tfs

Patti said...

What cute treat holders! They would be great favors.