One of the most fun things about the Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges from Close to my Heart is all the things I do with them that aren't scrapbooking or card related. This candy holder is an example of just one of the fun items you can make if you have these cartridges. I'm using Avonlea paper again because I really want to use up a bunch of scraps I have for this set. To make the basic candy holder, you will need to cut a piece of pattern paper from this set hitting the "oval 1" key, the shift key and the font layer key on our Art Philosophy cartridge.. Set your measurement at 6" and it will hold two Hershey Nuggets perfectly.
You have to decorate your nuggets too! Take some of the pattern paper and cut in strips of 1 inch by 4 inches. I also cut the zip strips from the top of the paper in the set to decorate the middle. Distress everything using slate ink and then glue the zip strip (which you cut 4 inches long) to the center of the candy wrappers.
If you want the wrapping around the nugget to end up on the bottom then start it at the top edge of the side of the candy, wrap it securely around using tombow to hold it and a glue dot to seal it tightly. Do not rely on the Tombow to hold it without a glue dot.
Now, using the little marks that the Cricut cuts out to let you know where to fold, fold the four sides up neatly.
Use a little tombow in the center of the box to keep your nuggets from sliding around.
Two sides are met to go in first, they have a slit in them to make them fit together as shown.
Take the Whooo's Your Valentine stamp set to fit into a tag that you've cut out from page 30 in your Art Philosophy book, it's just "tag 1" cut at 1 3/4 inches. Cut it out of that soft white paper in your kit. Stamp the "you're sweet" stamp in slate ink and distress piece. Put a thin piece of ribbon through the slits on the other two sides of the box and slide the ribbon also through your tag. Now tie it in a nice bow, I actually tied a double bow. It's the greatest little gift for a friend. Make it in Easter paper and stick it in the box from the Easter Bunny.
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