I made these "sliding gum packet" favors for a luncheon celebrating a staff member that was leaving. They went VERY fast.
The top is a large flower die cut, the middle is the SU circle punch which was used to punch out the person's name that was printed on the computer. On the back is a saying about how we are all going to miss her :)
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2007 GMT Views: 1635
I am not sure how everyone else makes them but this is what I do....
1. I cut the paper so that it wraps around whatever I am covering PLUS 1 1/2 inches. (This allows 1 inch overlap to glue the back and 1/4 inch on each side of the gum/candy so that it does not touch the sides). I also make the paper 1 inch LONGER than the item so that the entire object will be covered length wise.
2. The scoring will depend on whatever you are "covering". I generally cut the paper as indicated above and then use one to make a pattern by putting it around the object and making creases where I will score on, making sure to leave about an inch in the back as an overlap so that it can be glued.
3. I hold the cut, scored and glued folder so the top is facing up and punch a hole through both the top and the back of the "slider". (I generally do it about 3/4 to an inch down depending on the size of the slider)
4. Cut a piece of ribbon ( I generally start with 9 inches and then cut back after the first one depending on what I need).
5. Thread the ribbon through the punched hole, push the gun/candy down over the ribbon so that the candy goes inside and the ribbon will be wrapped around the candy bar.
6. Tie a bow/knot in the ribbon. Pull the bow/knot up and the gum/candy will come up.
I stamp it or use die cuts to decorate it :)
Hope this helps. I know it is vague but I just took apart one that I was given to make it work. You can use any type of flat type gum packs, small candy bars, etc.