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Saturday, February 9, 2013

treats that speak...

Hello my wonderfully fabulous friends!

Looking for something a little different to say I love you?  What about something to just say I'm thinking about you?  Or how about something to just make someone smile?

What about a quick little treat just for that?

Step 1: This may be the hardest part... find yourself some blister-pack candy.  This happens to be a pack of Jolly Ranchers I found at a local food store. I know some gums have come packaged like this in the past... keep your eyes open

Step 2: Carefully open up the outer card stock wrapper. 

Step 3: Use the wrapper as a template to cut out and score your own wrapper.

Step 4: Personalize your wrapper!  First stamp with a waterproof ink, then go back with some Creative Inspirations Paint to add some highlights of color and shimmer!  It adds a great touch without getting complicated!  Once you're done decorating, you can use a little adhesive to glue your side tabs together. Your custom wrapper is complete! 
(Silver Frost is a MUST!)

Now, if you want to leave it here, great! Just slip the blister-pack of candy right back in and it is ready to gift! 


If you want an added surprise....

Step 5: Remove all the candy and as much of the foil from the blister-pack as you can. 
(If you aren't going to reuse this candy, may I suggest doing this part before the wrapper so you can munch while painting.... just a thought... LOL)

Step 6: Cut strips of paper that can be folded to fit inside the blister-pack compartments. Write little messages on each one.  Fold them up and stamp them with some Creative Inspirations Paint for a special little surprise. 
(luv me that Rose Quartz!!!)

Step 7: Carefully cover the back lines of the blister-pack with adhesive. You want to make sure you have good coverage to seal all the blisters, but you don't want to get the adhesive inside the blisters either. This part is a little tricky. Take your time, and don't be afraid to use your fingers to rub off stray adhesive.

Step 8: Load up your blisters (careful not to get anything stuck to the sticky edges!!!)  I added a couple small candies and my notes. Since my candies covered most of the note, I chose to have the heart face the foil... that is why they are facing up towards the camera. You won't see it from the front when you look through the blister at the candy, but the first thing you see when you peel back the foil is a shimmy heart. =)

Step 9: Press some kitchen aluminum foil over the sticky back of the now full blister-pack.  Use your fingers to press along all the lines to make sure they seal. 

Step 10: Flip it over, an trim around the edge.

It should slip right inside your wrapper for a truly custom treat that speaks directly from you to the person you give it to!



Mummylade said...

wow, brilliant

Michelle H. said...

Love this!!
Very clever and unique!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

AMAZING!! What a fun idea, will have to keep this in mind for the future!!

Dana Tatar said...

Wow! What a fun idea! Thanks Kassi!

Emily D. said...

I'm definitely going to remember this tutorial.... I never thought about reusing the blister packs like that with aluminum foil! Beautiful project!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Kassi I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea you came up with!!! Might have to give this a try sometime. I will be on the lookout for treats like this, so I too can make one!! Thank you for the Inspiration!!!