Saturday, December 10, 2011

Santa Candy Bar Cover

I found this cute little candy bar cover on the A•Muse Website under templates.  It didn't have the measurements on the diagram but I didn't it a little different anyway so I will explain that here.
I started with a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of red cardstock.  Lay it flat on your work surface.  Take a piece of white cardstock cut 1" x 5 1/2" and adhere to the center of the red cardstock.  Use a circle punch which measures about 1 1/4" and punch a half circle centered over the white cardstock.  This will be the front center of the candy bar holder.  Add score tape to the back side of one of the straight sides of the candy bar cover that are going vertical.  Center the candy bar to the back side of the cover and wrap the cardstock around the candy bar and adhere with the score tape.  You want it kind of snug but not so tight you can't slide your candy bar.  Use a piece of black cardstock cute 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and wrap around the candy bar to represent Santa's belt.  Adhere to the back of the candy bar cover.  ONe the next step I used two of my clever lever square punches.  If you have is the blue one and pink one.  I used glittle  cardstock for the buckle.  I first punched a square out using the blue punch.  I then centered the pink punch over the negative part of the blue punch (it is the hole in the glitter cardstock)...I then punched with the pink punch making a buckle.  It is a very easy technique to do making belt buckles or frames.  Adhere that to the front of the candy bar wrapper.  I used two different oval punches I had and punched a white oval out of the smaller punch and a black oval out of the bigger one.  I stamped the words "Sweetest Wishes" from the stamp set Holiday Tags from A•Muse Studio which you can order here  Hope you have enjoyed this cute little candy bar cover.  Have fun...would make great teacher gifts.

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