Here is an easy Ghirardelli Candy Holder for you to make, perhaps as a little table favor for your Thanksgiving guests or really for any occasion. All you need are the basics on how to make this and you can decorate and embellish for any occasion. The other day I came across one of these I had made a long time ago for Valentine’s Day and I thought it was time for an update!
I cut my Delightful Dijon Cardstock 3″ x 9 5/8″. Actually, once you have the idea, you can modify the measurements to whatever you like. Then I scored this strip at 2 3/4″, 3″, 6 1/4″ and 6 1/2″. We used to use the Word Window Punch (retired) for the candy slot so today I tried the Classic Label Punch. Before you punch, fold on all the score lines and see how the packet will go together. I made the area that was a bit shorter to be the top flap. Therefore the longer area went inside and was punched to make the candy slot. From the bottom of the strip then I inserted it into the punch all the way, being careful on the sides to make sure it was centered. In this case, the punch was as wide as the paper, but you still need to make sure where the punch is in relation to the paper. After punching, I adhered the punched flap just about 1/4″ below the inside score line and used Fast Fuse Adhesive to hold it. If you are using SNAIL Adhesive, I would probably put the SNAIL on both areas that I was adhering. I think that makes it hold better and stronger if you need that.
Now once you have the basic candy holder made, you can decorate it however you like! If you don’t find the exact greeting you want, just look through your stamps and surely you will find something generic you can use. I opted for this “For You” greeting from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set. I’ve used that greeting over and over because I love the font and it suits almost any occasion.
I stamped the greeting on Whisper White and die cut with the Big Shot and the wonderful new Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies. Yes, you are going to love these new dies when you order them! These dies put just a little bit of a stitched look around the shape. Many times it is just a little something that you need to make your card or project “pop” and these dies will do that! I could have put an oval layer behind the greeting, but for one thing, there wasn’t much space and for another, it looked good the way it was! I stamped it in Mint Macaron ink because that is one of the coordinating colors of the designer paper. Cut some designer paper for the front flap, leaving either a 1/4″ or 1/8″ border around the outside. Since my outside flap was 2 3/4″ x 3″, I cut the designer paper, a pattern from Petals & Paisleys, to 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. I think this paper is beautiful for all your fall and Thanksgiving projects!
To finish my candy holder project, I used a piece of Delightful Dijon ribbon in the Ribbon 3/8″ Trio Pack, just tied around to hold the flap down, in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. You can view the catalog online or if you would like your own hard copy, please email me at Karen@KarenStamps. com. I’ll be happy to mail one to you. It’s not too late to enjoy the Holiday Catalog and enjoy you will!
So go hit the “craft supply” section in the candy department and pick up some candies you know you can use during the holiday season, starting now! These square chocolates are good for a lot of projects!