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Stamping on Velvet

Top Note Treat Holder

This easy little treat holder was an idea that grew from one shared by Linda Heller at the great Stampcation event in Sept. By cllicking on her name you'll see the version we made there using the Paisley Prints stamp set. I wanted to simplify just a little for my October Stamp Clubs so everyone would want to go home and make a dozen more for their Thanksgiving tables. (It makes a great place card if you just write or stamp names in place of the greeting on the oval in my photo!)

The base is two pieces of More Mustard Card Stock cut with the Top Note die and the Big Shot die cutting machine. Line the bottom edge of each Top Note up with the 1 inch line on your Fiskars trimmer and score -- you're lining up the rounded bumps on the bottom edge, just ignore the point.

Put your scored Top Notes wrong side together and punch a hole in the top (that's the edge without the score line) -- I moved this hole to the middle of the Top Note so that's where my ribbon would go (I used the Early Espresso 5/8" Satin -- I loved the little bit of richness with the organic feel of the stamping thanks to the French Folliage stamp set.)

Here's how you overlap the flaps that are made when you fold on those lines. Be sure to adhere them so the pretty folded part of the front top note is on the front of your treat holder. In my case the one you see on the right would be the front.

Now take a look at the pretty stamping even as a surprise inside and there are Hershey Nuggets inside as well (bet you were wondering what was in here!) -- wrapped in address labels that have been sponged with Mustard ink and stamped so you never knew they were white computer labels -- they look like Designer Paper! They're just the 1" by 2 & 5/8" common address labels. I put three in the bottom of the treat holder -- use Mini Glue Dots or I found SNAIL held therse. If you're feeling generous, you can attach three more on top of these and still close the treat holder. FYI -- a 1" by 3" strip of Designer Paper adhered around each Nugget also works -- but the stick on labels are super easy, and again, I want these at each place setting at Thanksgiving!)

That greeting on these is from the Grateful Greetings set -- love this set as it covers Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Day. Item # 116511.