Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Girl Scout Week - Peppermint Sammiches"

Once again a super easy candy project for Molly's Girl Scout troops gift set. I make these all the time. The stamp set that I used is a retired Close To My Heart clear set called Make New Friends. When you are looking for the York Peppermint Patties, make sure you find the ones that are completely wrapped in foil and not the ones that are individually wrapped ones in little pouches. Those won't work. To adhere the scallop circles to the peppermint patties I used glue dots. I used a couple cause when I used one sometimes the scallop shifted a little and that annoyed me. Come back tomorrow for another item for the gift set.

Stamps: Make New Friends (retired CTMH)
Paper: Close To Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Glorious Green
Accessories: SU Scallop Punch, SU Circle Punch, Glue Dots, York Peppermint Patties

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"Girl Scout Week - Gum Holders"

It's the second day of Girl Scout week and today's post is gum holders. I have to say I love making these a lot too. Another super easy project that people love. In case you didn't catch yesterday's post, Molly wanted me to make a gift set for the girls in her troop so they can remember her when she moves. I found the Trident 5 piece pack of gum at the Dollar Tree. They come in a 4 pack for $1. That is the only place I have found them. The bigger 18 stick packs just don't fit. The Dollar Tree has them by the registers and they have several different flavors. Here are my directions on how to make these fun little treats. Stay tuned for another item for the treat box tomorrow.
Stamps: Girl Power
Paper: Glorious Green, Close To Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Glorious Green
Accessories: SU Word Window Punch, SU Scallop Circle Punch, SU Circle Punches, Velcro, Tacky Tape, Trident Gum

Monday, February 1, 2010

"Girl Scout Week - Bag Toppers"

This week is Girl Scout week! My youngest daughter wanted me to make something for the girls in her troop to remember her by, since she will be moving soon. So this weekend I came up with a bunch of stuff to fill the treat boxes that I also made. I will be sharing one item each day that will be in the special boxes, as well as the finished set. It was fun to actually make something for a special occasion. It seems like I am just making stuff for no reason and when I am done then I decide what to do with it. I like having projects way better. These are bag toppers. I love making these cause they are so simple and you can put practically anything in them. The stamp set is a long retired Stampin' Up set that I found at a rummage sale several years ago. I found the green M&M's at target on sale this weekend which was nice. I bought 2 bags and that filled my 9 baggies and I even had some to spare. I buy my baggies at Joann's. They come in a 100 pack for $1.50 in the jewelry/bead isle. You can also find them at Walmart in their jewelry/bead isle. They are 3 x 4. The topper is cut 4 x 3 1/4 and score at 2 inches on the 4 inch side. So when you fold it the dimensions are 2 x 3 1/4. The mat is 1 7/8 x 3 1/8 and the stamped piece is 1 3/4 x 3
Stamps: Girl Power
Paper: Glorious Green, Close To Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Ziploc Baggie, SU Markers, Gold Brads, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Hand Held Hole Punch, M&M's