This was a special request that I received from Joanne, asking for ideas to wrap up baby shower prizes. She had purchased six 1½-inch boxes of Hershey's Kisses to give away and wanted something "cute and memorable that everyone will ewww and ahhh over." The inspiration for my idea came from a card by Meera D'Souza which appeared in the Dec/Jan 2008 issue of Paper Trends magazine. I didn't have any 1½-inch boxes handy, so I attached my finished embellishment to a Martha Stewart gift box. Joanne, I hope this helps!
- Cardstock: colored, textured Mat Stack by DCWV, white by DMD
- Digital: flowers from Rhonna Farrer's April 2006 Kit from Two Peas in a Bucket
- Fibers: pink narrow ribbon from Michaels stores
- Adhesive: mini adhesive dots by Glue Dots and Tape Runner XL by Therm O Web
- Fonts: Lauren Script
- Tools: Mega Scalloped Circle & Super 2" Circle punches from Marvy Uchida; 1" circle punch from EK Success
- Other: Photoshop
Print or stamp your design on your white cardstock.
I used the flowers from Rhonna Farrer's April 2006 Kit and the font Lauren Script for my text. To make this into a prize instead of a favor, change the text to "Winner!" or "Congrats!"
Turn your 2" circle punch upside down so that you can see and center your design. Punch your circle.
Trim approximately 1/4" from the top.
Attach 2 lengths of narrow ribbon to your white cardstock using mini glue dots.
Note: stay close to the edge of the circle, as you will be trimming out the center.
Adhere your white cardstock circle to your pink cardstock. Line up the straight edges, and be sure to leave at least a 1/2" of pink around the curve of the circle.
Turn your Mega Scalloped Circle punch over. Insert your layered cardstock and center the white circle. Be sure your ribbon is clear before you punch your scallop.
Turn your 1" circle punch over and partially insert and center your layered cardstock. Again, be sure to keep your ribbon clear of the punch.
Note: If you have trouble punching through the double thickness of the cardstock, you may have to trace a 1" circle on your cardstock and cut it out with scissors or a craft knife.
Tie your ribbon into a bow and trim the ends.
Attach to your box with glue dots.
Be prepared for all those "oooo's and ahhhh's" ...