Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Extended Candy Wrapper Die

Halloween will be here before you know it. I put together this treat holder over the weekend during my stamping marathon. I created four easy projects this weekend and did lots of prepping for the upcoming Stamp Out Breast Cancer Fundraiser too!

I have to admit I am really not too fond of the Candy Wrapper Big Shot die from Stampin' Up! Then I discovered that you can extend the size of the original to make an extended version which fits a full size candy bar. Now I am loving it a lot more! 

Candy Wrapper Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!

For this project I grabbed a large scrap of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and cut it to 6" x 9". Then I pulled out the awesome Simply Scored scoring tool and scored my cardstock at 3.5" and 5.5" on the 9" side. Then you fold in a z shape. This will give you a perfect sized piece to cover your Candy Wrapper die. Run it through your Big Shot and then the most important tip. Score all your fold lines really well including the tiny lines on the sides for the fun twisty ends. To get really strong score lines get out your bone folder. The ends take a bit of practice, but I find if I pinch one way then pinch the other way then go back and twist and open it works every time.

Before I adhered the box together with Sticky Strip I stamped with the spider web stamp from Wicked Cool. The witches shoes are stamped in Black stazon and I added a bit of Eggplant to the stockings with a marker. It is also a bit hard to see, but there are two rhinestones on the bows of the shoes. You always have to add some bling!

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Ink: Black stazon & Elegant Eggplant marker
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black & Whisper White cardstock
Other: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Bigz die, 5/8" Basic Black satin ribbon, White baker's twine, Simply Scored scoring tool, Sticky strip, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, Basic Rhinestones jewel accents

Happy Stampin',

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    I did it this way, but I always have the problem that the die cuts through the double-laying fold :-(
    Love, Nessie