Thursday, February 2, 2012
Let's do something fun this week for the Challenge at Joan's Gardens. Valentines Day is almost here and most everyone starts thinking about chocolate. I thought it would be fun to create a cute little pouch for one of Joan's favorite candy bars -- the Hershey Bar! This week I am giving you the directions for creating the basic pouch and you can be as creative as you want to decorate it, insert a Hershey bar, and enter it into the Challenge at Joan's Gardens.
This picture shows the Hershey Bar inside. You pull up on the bow and it pulls the candy bar out.
This envelope is for the "King Size" bar. The bar, in the package measure 2" by 7" (2.6 oz). I know there are several size Hershey bars but I chose this size because it was a little larger and gave me more room to decorate. Below I will give you the size for a smaller pouch.
Directions for the 2.6 oz Hershey Bar. Cut card stock 7 1/2" x 6 1/2" for pouch. Score down length at 3" and 6". This leaves you with a 1/2" tab down the side for closure.
For a band around the pouch, cut a piece of card stock 8" x 2 1/2". Score down width at 3 1/8" and 6 1/4". I used the Cheery Lynn "Lace Edger" (B 153) border die along the lower side. This picture is of the back so you can see the die cut border.
Here are the instructions for a smaller Hershey bar. Cut card stock for the pouch 6"x7". Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2 " down length. For the band, cut a piece of card stock 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" and score down width at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".
This picture shows open pouch with score lines. It also shows you where to place the ScoreTape (or other strong adhesive) for closure. Pull the liner off the tape on the bottom and fold over to seal the bottom. Next fold in the side tab, take off the liner on the opposite side and close. This creates your pouch. You need to punch holes at the top for the ribbon to go through. They should be centered. The hole will depend on the width of your ribbon.
Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 30" long. Push ribbon through both holes in the top and pull up until the ends are the same length. Next you push the Hershey Bar down into the pouch, between the ribbon, all the way to the bottom, pushing down the ribbon with the Hershey Bar. Tie a pretty bow at the top. To pull the Hershey Bar out, just pull up on the bow.
Products I used to decorate my pouch: Memory Box "LaRue Heart" (98255); "Grand Heart" (98254) and "Heart Chain Border" (98277). Spellbinders "Ribbon Banner"; Cheery Lynn "Olive Branches" (B147); "Medium Rose" (B154); "Lace Edger" (B153). Craft Lounge "Granny's Truffles" for the sentiment; Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder; Kaiser Craft Pearls; Sheer Ribbon (5/8" wide) 30 inches long. All these products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.
Hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge. These little covered bars are fun to give for a cute Valentine to someone special. Please go over to Joan's Gardens to read all the details about the challenge and see what the prize will be this week. Remember, if you are the winner, you will be in the drawing for the $100 Gift Certificate to Joan's Gardens that will be presented at the end of the year.