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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Candy Bar Sleeve

This is quicker than you'd think and it makes an impressive presentation of a chocolate bar! Gather your supplies and then follow the steps. You'll need:

A 7"x6" piece of colored cardstock
Scoring tool
Ribbon (about 25")(I like wider ribbon better than narrow)
Hershey chocolate bar
Stamps & Ink
Sticky Strip (or the equivalent, a SUPER strong adhesive)
Hole punch (for making a hole as wide as your ribbon)
Extra paper for embellishing

1. Laying the paper down so that the 6" side is parallel to your body, score the paper at the 1/2" and 3 3/4" marks. (This isn't the best photo, sorry.)

2. Stamp your cardstock as desired. The center panel will eventually be the front of your candy bar sleeve.

3. Place a length of sticky strip on the face of the skinny panel and also one on the back of the outside panel, at the bottom.

4. Peel the backing off of the sticky strip and fold first the skinny panel in, then the outside panel, smoothing as you go. This stuff is permenant, so go as slow as you need to in order to align it correctly. You will now have a bare sleeve.

5. Punch a hole as wide as your ribbon near the top opening of the sleeve. If you don't have a punch that wide, just use a regular square punch and keep punching so that the holes all connect until the correct size is attained.

6. Embellish any way you wish.

7. Run your length of ribbon through both holes, keeping it flat.

8. Place the candy bar in the top of the sleeve, between the ribbons. Push it down into the sleeve, letting it take the ribbon with it.

9. Tie the ribbon securely, it will never need to be untied. When you give the candy bar sleeve away, just tell the recipient to pull on the knot at the top and see what happens! I promise they'll smile!