Creating packaging for small treats is so gratifying…but it creates such temptation for me! I have a tough time resisting the “one for you, one for me” routine. The key is to make a bunch all at once, because for some illogical reason, once they are packaged up my will power seems much stronger.
We made these in Hostess Club this month. Everyone thought “The Rose” would be difficult, and I think everyone was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s really very easy. This is two layers of Core’dinations paper run through the Lattice TIEF – the embossing folder helps to soften the paper. I used the scallop tag topper punch on both ends of a 6″ long piece of paper to create the little packet for the chocolate. (Yes. You knew that what was in there, didn’t you?)
The rhinestone in the center is from a long-retired kit, but you could get the same effect with a large rhinestone and a pink Sharpie® marker. The “leaf” is two petals of the pansy punch, and the hot glue gun makes sure it all stays just where it belongs.
If you need a bunch of these and don’t have time to roll up the roses, here’s Plan B:
This is stamp, stamp, punch, punch, tie and go! Same Scallop Tag Topper punch, but this time I used Language of Love punched with the full heart and gold glimmer punched with the 1 3/4 Inch circle. A little lace and seam binding to tie it closed, a pearl for good luck, and you can whip out a heap of these in no time. I made a bunch for Valentines, but you could create cute shower or wedding favors too.