Saturday, January 19, 2008

Candy Bar Bookmark Tutorial

I've had several requests for a tutorial on this item.. posted back on Nov.21st.. so finally sat down to write it today. I have taught this item in several local workshops and it has been quite a success.

11.45 oz. Hershey Bar
Designer Paper to cover bar 6” x 5 ¼”
Coordinating Cardstock in three colors (purely pomegranate, bashful blue, whisper white)
Stampin’ Up! Punches: Word Window, Slit, and Ticket Corner
Paper trimmer with scoring blade, and bone folder
Appx. 36” matching ¼” grosgrain ribbon
Red Sticky Tape

Cut Purely Pomegranate Cardstock:
7 x 5 ½”, scored at 2 ¼”, 4 ½”, and 6 ¾”
5 x 1 ½” for bookmark contrast

Cut Whisper White Cardstock:
5 ¼” x 1 ¾” and 4 ¾” x 1 ¼” for bookmark
5 ¼” x 2” for messaging center (to/from) inside of card)
1 7/8” x 5” for stamped image atop card (front of candy bar)

Cut Bashful Blue Cardstock:
2 x 5 ¼” for top of card (front of candy bar) contrast

Begin by wrapping the Designer paper around the candy bar so that is somewhat loose and can easily slide back and forth thru the open ends. Position the ‘seam’ where the two pieces of paper meet towards the back of the bar. Crease the two bottom edges of the paper with your fingers to retain the paper memory, and then set aside. Wrap a 24” piece of ribbon around longest edge of the candy bar, and position inside the paper ‘sleeve’. Add red sticky tape to one edge of the paper, remove protective layer, and adhere paper to itself. NOTE: it is important NOT to adhere to the candy bar; you want it to slide in and out! Knot the ribbon at the top so that you can use it to pull the bar in/out of the sleeve.

Next, using the scored piece of (purely pomegranate) cardstock. Fold on the ¼” scored line and crease well with bone folder. Punch thru the ¼” fold and the 1st scored panel of this cardstock piece with the word window punch. Move punch over slightly and re-punch cardstock so that the slotted area measures 1 7/8” to 2” from side to side. (Note: to check the size of the slot, slide the 5 ¼” x 1 ¾” Whisper White piece thru the hole.)

Fold punched area towards next scored panel, so that the ¼” edge is now between the two scored panels. This will be the inside (top/front) of card, where the bookmark will be stored. Add red sticky tape to the ¼” edge and the bottom edge of panel , between the scored panels. Remove protective covering and adhere. If you’ve done this correctly, you will have a tall narrow bi-fold card which is ready to decorate.

Decorate 5 ¼” x 2” Whisper White cardstock for inside of card; punch all four corners with ticket corner punch and affix to inside (back) of card (about 12” of ribbon around the narrow girth of the card so that it can be tied to the right (open) side.

Stamp desired images on the 1 7/8” x 5” WW cardstock (top of candy bar card), use ticket corner punch on all four corners and adhere to bashful blue 2 x 5 ¼” cardstock. Adhere to the top of the card with red sticky tape, and trapping the ribbon to the card.

Tie the card closed, add red sticky tape to the back of the card, and adhere to the paper covered candy bar.

Slide the slit punch as deeply as it will go onto one of the short edges of the 5 ¼” x 1 ¾” Whisper White cardstock and punch.

Affix the remaining purely pomegranate piece to the punched cardstock, aligning so that it is evenly positioned on whisper white. Use the slit punch to punch in the same place you punched the first piece.

Stamp images on smallest piece (4 ¾” x 1 ¼”) of Whisper White Cardstock for bookmark. Adhere to the assembled bookmark pieces. Use slit punch to punch thru the top of the decorated piece in the same spot as prior pieces were punched.
Add remaining ¼” ribbon to top of bookmark thru slot and tie an overhand knot at the top to pull bookmark in/out of slot.
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1 comment:

KayellWY said...

How cute and what a great idea for a quicky gift! Thank you so much for taking the time to put it all down in tutorial form for all of us. :)