At the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference I participated in several swaps – one of the swaps (actually I did this one twice) was called a Candy Wrapper Swap.  I participated in two groups and then my roommates Becky and Diane also participated in different groups.  That gave us 40 different ideas between all of us that we could share.  This one was one of my favorites that the other girls received (I don’t know who created the swap so if it was you let me know).  I was able to take pictures of it so that I could re-create at home.

Isn’t this the cutest idea?  I have made these before at Christmas with the snowmen and the wrapped peppermint patties.  I do have to tell you that I wasn’t able to find the little wrapped mints anymore – now they come in little rectangle bags – is anyone else able to still find the wrapped mints – I’m talking about the small peppermint patties wrapped in foil.  Anyway I had to search the candy aisle for something that would fit between the scallop circle – and it needed to be relatively flat – I finally found something that would work – they were dove chocolates.  Enough about the all important candy and more about the project.

The clear bags are some that I ordered online.  Get the punches out – the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Two-step Owl punch, Full Heart punch.  The colors are Real Red, Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White.  Punch 4 Real Red Scallop Circles, punch 4 Basic Grey Scallop Circle, punch 4 Blushing Bride 1-3/8″ Circles and 3 Whisper White 1-1/4″ Circles.  Punch the owl – his body is Basic Grey – eyes are white and black with tiny wiggle eyes in the center – his belly/shirt (I’m still not sure what to call that piece) – is from the Play Date Designer Series paper (the red heart print) – the little heart is Blushing Bride. The pink and white punches were sponged with Basic Grey ink.

I used the Lovely Letters stamp set for the ‘L’, ‘V’, ‘E’.  The owl will be the ‘O’ in LOVE.  The top of the bag is tied with Blushing Bride ribbon and a punched heart was added for a tag.  The ‘xoxo’ is a rub-on from the Occasions Mini catalog.

I hope you love this project as much as I do!  It was part of my Valentine class that I had in January.  There’s only 8 or so more days until Valentine’s day so get busy making sweet treats for your loved ones.  My boys will be getting one of these.


Stamping Together at Monika’s Place – February 2011 Newsletter – CLICK HERE.

February 2011 Ribbon Share – CLICK HERE.