Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's Day Countdown - Day 5

Today's project is a super-quick one and is perfect for little treats. The kids could even help make these for Valentine's Day parties at school.

Start with a piece of cardstock (or patterned paper) that is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (one quarter of an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of cardstock). If you use cardstock, random-stamp the entire piece. When you are random stamping, stamp in a triangular pattern, turning the cardstock as you stamp. Start with the largest stamp, then fill in with the smaller stamps. Be sure to make some stamps go off the edge of the paper. I used stamps from the Solo "L" set.

Adhere the short edges to make a tube:

Squeeze one end together and adhere. (Tip: I run adhesive all the way down the short side, then on one long side from one corner to halfway down. On the opposite long side, run the adhesive just in the middle portion. It will make it easier to put it all together.)

To make the end really secure, give it a couple of turns in the crimper. This makes it look like a real sour cream container, too!

Put in some goodies:

Finish by squeezing the open end in the opposite direction from the first, adhering, and crimping. (Make sense?)

Now, I think it's pretty cute as is, but you can certainly kick it up a notch with ribbon and a tag. Enjoy!

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