Saturday, January 28, 2012

New and Improved Sucker Holders!

These sucker holders are a step up from my earlier post, and are very easy to make!

I used the Two Tags die cut for the Big Shot but folded the paper before I ran it through.  This way I made one long tag with two scalloped ends.  This improved version has different folds so it stands up much better.  Below is a short tutorial on how I made these. 
(I apologize in advance for the dark photos.)

Fold a piece of cardstock 8 1/2" by 2 1/4" in half.  Using the Two Tags die cut, place the cardstock's fold about 1/4" inside the bottom end of the small tag.  This way the end does NOT get cut.

The open end of the cardstock should be on the scallops.  Run through the Big Shot.

It should look like this.

Score and fold 1 3/4" to the left of Center Fold as shown.  Then score and fold 2 1/4" to the right of Center Fold.

Punch a hole in the center of the fold to the right as shown above.

Insert sucker stick through hole. Fold top scallop down first and then fold bottom scallop up.

Adhere with dimensionals.

Punch a scallop circle from designer paper. 
Add to holder, layering just below the holder's scallops as shown.

Create scalloped circle vintage flower by crushing layers of the scalloped circle as shown below.  (see my Jan. 15th post for information on creating these flowers and matching purse.)

Add the distressed vintage flower using dimentional.

A simple scalloped piece of designer paper layered with a greeting can be used instead of a vintage flower. Below I used the scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch and a 1" punch. 

The greeting "for you" is from Elements of Style and the DSP is Everyday Elegance from Sale-a-bration; both from Stampin' Up!   Dimensionals can be used in between layers to add height.

The completed holders.

Now that you've seen how it's done - give it a try!  These would make wonderful valentine treats!

1 comment:

  1. Love these...will be making them for my kids' valentines for their classes. Please check out my blog