Thursday, October 22, 2009

Elegant Candy Holder Tutorial

This week I tied the weekly challenge in with my tutorial. I held a Stamp Camp over the weekend and this candy holder was the easiest, yet most popular item people made. It makes a perfect little gift for coworkers, neighbors, teachers and friends. I wanted to tie on some silver jingle bells, but I couldn't find any around the house. I think I packed them all up with the Christmas stuff...DARN!
Supplies needed are:
4 1/4" X 11" cardstock for holder (I used a silver pearlized cardstock)
4 1/4" X 2 3/4" piece of cardstock for stamped image (white)
4 1/4" X 3" cardstock for stamped image backer (black)
Stamp (I used the cute Jingle Jangle set from CCS) and acrylic mount
Black ink
Embossing folder
Length of ribbon
Snowflakes punch and hole punch
Black brads
Start by scoring the 4 1/4" X 11" piece of cardstock at 4 1/4", 5 1/2", and 9 3/4" (I'm showing the score lines using white cardstock, but silver pearl was used for my project).
Using an embossing folder, emboss paper leaving the space between 4 1/4" and 5 1/2" scored lines unembossed to help candy holder sit flat when completed.
Next, fold paper at score lines to form candy holder.
Then stamp your image onto the 4 1/4" X 2 3/4" piece of cardstock.
Punch out 3 snowflakes each from black and silver cardstock. Adhere stamped image piece to 4 1/4" X 3" piece to form front panel.
Adhere newly formed panel to front side of candy holder.
Put candy in a clear cello bag folding top over just enough to allow bag to fit on inside back panel of candy holder (I secure bag with tape, then adhere bag to panel using a sticky dot to help hold it in place).
Fold front panel to meet back panel fold, then fold flap over front panel. Punch two small holes on flap going all the way through all candy holder layers and through cello bag (I used my Crop-a-dile for easiness, but a regular hole punch will work too).
Finally, feed ribbon through holes and tie a bow. Put a brad through snowflakes layering black and silver and adhere to front panel.
Ta da! An elegant candy holder to give to someone special!
Thank You and Enjoy!


  1. How Pretty!! Can't wait to try this one! TFS

  2. This rocks! I am making a bunch of these for my next show. AWESOME!!!

  3. This is so awesome Shelly! Love how this turned out and definitely want to try this. What is that CB thinks I need it! :o) This is perfect for the challenge and oh, so elegant! Love the silver paper too. You rocked this my friend!

  4. I am with jennie. That may be a CB folder I don't have (shocking, I know)! I am doing a holiday gift workshop for all my family and friends and this just might be something we HAVE to make!

  5. The CB folder is called Victoria and I absolutely LOVE it! It's very elegant looking. It was a summer 2009 release. I found it online here

  6. excellent tutorial! they take so much time! and I agree with everyone..."need" that CB! this is great idea!!! TFS


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