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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Friends of Unity November Blog Hop

 Well hello everyone. I am super excited for this months Friends of Unity Blog Hop. This month we are doing Not a Card. I hope we do this again in the future because I had so many ideas and not enough time to do them. You are going to be amazed by everyone's projects so be sure to scroll to the end and hop along with us.

I have to admit that my project I finally settled on was heavily influenced by the upcoming holiday season and this wonder new stamp set released this week for Unity Stamp Co's Brown Thursday sale. You have to check out all the deals and new releases.

I made Ghiradelli square candy holders. They are so quick and easy and will be so much fun to have on hand to pass out to guest and friends. I started with the Christmas Linen Two paper pack from Unity. You have to check out their papers. They are such a perfect weight and quality and I was able to use them without having to layer them up with card stock. 

Here's a close up of a couple of them. I used the brand new stamp set "Sweet Treat Christmas" to decorate them. This set has 6 great images and sentiments and is absolutely perfect for these. The images are cookies which makes them great for lots of cards, but I was able to fussy cut the inside part of the cookie for these holders so they would fit a bit better. 

The candy square just fits right inside and I held them in place with just a couple of glue dots. 

Unity Stamp Co's paper pads are 6"x6" so I started by cutting them into 2" wide strips. You get 3 per piece of paper. I did pick designs that didn't have an up or down so the back side wouldn't be upside down once I folded them up.

You will need to score them in two places. Score at 2 7/8" and at 3 1/8". This will give you a 1/4" bottom for the pocket. You can make these any size if you want, just find the center and score 1/8" on either side. Fold on the score lines so the patterned side of the paper is facing out.

I decided to use an old corner punch on all four of the corners before assembling. To make a hole to tie the ribbon through, just carefully match up the top edges. I chose to punch a single 1/4" hole and tie the ribbon over the top edges. You could also punch 2 holes side by side and tie the ribbon in a bow. Once the corners and hole were punched, I cut some scrap papers from the same back and layered them on top of the front side. I glued down the stamped and colored images I had already cut out. I put the Ghiradelli square inside, making sure to fold the long end flaps to the back side so it fit a bit better. I held them in place with a couple of glue dots. Tie a ribbon at the top and sit back and admire your treat holders.

Don't forget to hop along with everyone this month and leave them lots of love in the comments.

Alaine-you are here