Saturday, September 24, 2016

Acorny Thank You Ghirardelli Chocolate Holder

This is a really simple fast project that we did last Valentine’s Day.  As I was looking through my fall stamps, the Acorny Thank You just popped out along with its matching punch. 

It's a bit hard to see the size of things, so below you'll see it's just the size of a Ghiradelli Square Chocolate. 

Very Vanilla 6 x 2 (but cut it a “shy” 2” or 1 5/16”), score at 2 7/8 and 3 1/8.  Punch out each end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Fold and burnish.

Stamp the acorn and an acorn top, I couldn’t decide which top so I stamped out a few J   Do you like the dots or the diamonds?

Stamp thankful and cut that out with sharp scissors.  I used Delight Dijon and Rich Razzleberry.

Put 2 dimensionals on the back of the acorn.  Wrap copper thread around 3 of your fingers, about 7 loops, then squash onto the back of the dimensionals. It will look messy at the back but don’t worry.

Now add the acorn, the top, and thankful with dimensionals.

Slip in a ghirardelli chocolate.  I don’t glue it in but you could. 

I love the Razzleberry and Dijon Ribbons in the Holiday 2016 catalog and used them on this project. 

Here's how I make my ties.

To make the tie, I tied it a bit like necktie. Cut the ribbon about 8” to make it easier to tie.  Put the end through the front, then the back hole.   Take the front and wrap it around the back of the other ribbon and bring it to the front, 
and up through the hole that you made as you wrapped it around the back. 

Then use the knot like a slip-knot and adjust it, trim the ends.

If you’re thinking why not cut it 6” in the first place… well… it’s so much easier to tie it with 8”. 

There's a project sheet in the tab Ideas, Projects and Free things. Enjoy!

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