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A few weeks ago I shared this adorable Snowman treat-holder here. This treat-holder turned out to be super popular at the last two events I shared it at because this is a super easy idea that is perfect for mass production. I’ve had a number of requests to share a pattern on how to mass produce this project. I’m a visual person myself, so it really helps if I see it on paper. If someone starts giving me a bunch of numbers verbally, I’m already lost and we haven’t even started.

  • Start with an 8.5×11″ sheet of card stock.
  • Step 1 (see the 1 circled on the right side): cut off 1.25″ down the entire length of the card stock. 
  • Step 2 (see the 2 circled towards the bottom on the left): measure 3.5″ in from the left side and score the entire length of the card stock.
  • Step 3 (circled 3 towards the bottom): rotate the entire sheet 180′ and score 3.5″ in from that side. You should end up with a .25″ gutter in the middle between the two score lines.
  • Step 4 (circled 4 on the top right): rotate your card stock 90′ and cut it in 2″ strips all the way down. You’ll end up with five pieces of card stock that are pre-scored for your project. 

By following this pattern, you will quickly complete five of these at one time. For my project, I was using Ghirardelli squares, which are approximately .25″ thick. If you are using a different candy, you’ll want to adjust the size of the gutter in the middle to accommodate your candy. Your front and back sides should be the same length plus your candy thickness, which equals the total length of the strip you’ll need to cut. Since we cut a 1.25″ strip off the side at the very beginning, you can easily accommodate a thicker chocolate and still use an 8.5×11″ sheet of card stock.

I’m a busy person so I’m all about the short-cuts. And I’m always happy to share directions or quick and easy ways to get things done to save you time too. If you have something you’re struggling with or you’re looking for the easy way to get something done, contact me and I’ll see what I can come up with. I can’t promise to solve all your crafting questions, but I have been doing this a very long time so I may have come across a solution that could be just what you’re looking for. 

Current Specials

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley was so popular this past Spring, Stampin Up has brought it back for a limited time. And it’s on sale too! Available while supplies last.Check out the brand NEW Paper Trimmer! It’s now available for purchase at a great price of $25! I’ve been using mine for a few weeks now and it’s amazing. This trimmer cuts like butter… just slide and glide right across the paper. It even cuts multiple sheets of card stock at one time. Blade refills will be available starting January 2020.  
Stampin Up is sure spoiling us this Holiday with another special. They just released a brand new Holiday Suite of products to love. See below for pictures of all the products. You can buy everything in one bundle or shop for products individually. Go to my shop to select the products you *must* have. Available while supplies last. 

To give you more of what you love this holiday season, we are offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards and the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday gift-giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin! It’s too late to get October’s kit, but you still have time to sign up for November’s kit. November’s kit makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce. You can sign up for October’s kit starting now. If you already have an ongoing subscription, this will ship automatically.