Saturday, February 1, 2020

Honey Bee sampler - using your samplers in alternative projects

If you follow me you'll know that I've been making samplers.  Thank you Michelle Haney for your inspiration for this one! 

Samplers use 3 x 3 squares and larger 6 1/4 x 3 rectangles.  

They are fun to create as a team project (we are doing a Bee sampler with my team, and about mid-February when they are all in, I'll post the final team sampler).  They are perfect to show your team or customers a suite or a set of designer series papers.

However for the next 10 days in February I'll post a project every day that uses one of these squares or rectangles in a different way (cards, gift card holders, Lindt Bar wrappers and more!)

This first one is the Lindt Bar wrapper.  Tomorrow is a gift card holder and Monday will be a card - stay tuned!!

Cut your cardstock 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 and score at 3 3/4, 4, 7 3/4, 8. 
Burnish the folds with a bone folder. 
Add strip of tear n tape to the right edge (1/2" wide)

Secure the wrapper (yes it is open at both ends). 

Punch 2 holes in the top of the cardstock.  The hole size depends on your ribbon width. I'm using Daffodil Ruched Ribbon 1/4" wide and used the Trio punch to make holes.  

Take about 25-30" of ribbon, insert it into the wrapper so there's an end coming out the front and coming out the back. 

Insert the chocolate bar.
Tie the ends in a bow. 

When you pull the bow, the chocolate bar slides in and out!
Add  a sampler square or a rectangle to the front of the chocolate bar.

Will you make one?? Will you add a gift card to the back of the chocolate bar? Will you use a square or a rectangle?

All the products are available in my online store (click on the shopping cart) .. except the bee paper which is FREE with a $50 order!  email me with questions

Happy crafting, MaryKate

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