I really enjoyed making these more than I should, especially since I don't have any kids yet. But once my cellophane treat bags arrived (on sale now on the Clearance Rack) I immediately bought some M&M's to fill them with. I got a regular 1lb bag and made 15 'sticks'. Plus, I only ate 12, which was what was left over that wouldn't fill a whole tube. What's better, you get more M&Ms in these than in a 'fun size' packet. What's so fun about eight or so candies, when you can get double into these?
The bags are self adhesive at the top and fold over nicely. I do wish, in hindsight, that I had left two candies out for more room to work with a flat part of the bag, but I made do with extra dimensionals stacked double between the hearts to make them wide enough, plus a glue dot on each side of the closure.
I tried to make mirror images of the punches for the other side to adhere to. You can see this somewhat in the photo on the middle 'lacy' heart. The best part about glimmer paper is you get the fun of glitter, without the mess.
I'm going to hand these out with business cards at work to see if I can drum up some interest.
Hearts a Flutter, pg 11
Bundle and Save! get the clear stamp set and the matching framelits to cut them out for $36.95, #131097, Spring Catalog. I am fond of the banners in this stamp set and can see using them year round.
once you try Stampin' Up! cardstock, you'll never go back to the 'big box' stores!
Whisper White Cardstock #100730 $8.50 40 80lb sheets, pg 156
Red Glimmer Paper #121790 $4.95 for 2 12x12" sheets, pg 160
much smoother than other glitter paper, and won't tear up your punches or cutters!
Real Red Inkpad #126949 $5.95 pg 153
Primrose Petals Inkpad #126858 $5.95 pg 152
Raspberry Ripple Inkpad #126859 $5.95 pg 152
Pool Party Inkpad #126982 $5.95, pg 152
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439 $99.95, comes with multipurpose platform
Standard Cutting Pads #113475 $8.95 pg186
Hearts a Flutter Framelit Collection - Spring Catalog pg 11
Full Heart Punch #119883, $16.95 pg 182
Adhesive & Accessories:
Glue Dots #103683 $4.95pg 177
Snail #104332 $6.95, refill #104331 $4.50 pg 177Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95 pg 177
Post it Notes, any size, to keep the framelits in place around your stamped image while running through the Big Shot.