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I used an empty Raw Almond Container, it really does not matter what kind of a container you use, the size is up to you depending on how much treats you want the container to hold. I did not remove the label, I just covered it up.
I try and lay out all my supplies I think I will use when I start a project, sometimes I don't use every item I lay out and sometimes I find I need to go get something else, I think I was close here. I wanted to show you the stamp set I used. I purchased this set at Michael's just this season.
The papers I used: The orange paper is the bottom layer, I wanted to cover the label so I measured how wide that was and made this a tad bit wider than that. You do not want to make it too wide otherwise you will start running into the curve of the container and then your label will not lay flat. So the orange paper, then the black paper, I edged punched both the top and the bottom of the paper with Martha Stewart's edge paper, the pattern is the stars.
Now I added a patterned paper, I like this one here and I also punched the edges again with the star punch.
I am now going to add my stamped images to the container band, I used black ink and used the sharpie to refine some of the stamped images.
I first used a color pencil to color in my images and then notice I now inked them up. I used a make-up sponge wedge and used black ink around all the sides and then randomly added orange and green ink to give it some more color.
I added a ribbon across the band and glued on my images and four buttons of green, orange and black. You can now glue this on your container. Do several inch sections at a time only gluing that section for now, hold a short while to let the glue dry, making sure that it is flat and then continue until the band is all around your container, be sure to adjust label if necessary so your label (if you left one on) is covered and you have no bubbles. Don't be in a hurry now, this is very important.
Starting on the tag; Stamp the image, I inked it up like I did the other images above.
Now I am going to glue the tag onto the orange card stock and cut the orange card stock into the shape of the tag, then use a hole punch to make one hole for the ribbon.
Here is the ribbon I used, it was just what I had on hand, I also used one half of a black pipe cleaner to give it more texture and dimension.
The tag is done. Now just tie it onto the container.
Buy candy and add to your container and you're ready to either give as a gift or you to enjoy yourself!
Thank you for viewing my first tutorial, forgive my shadowed pictures, I hope to do more in the future. If there is anything you would like to see, please comment and we will see what we can come up with here at Midnight Madness. Sincerely Jane, "The Paper Affair"
**Update: I just got news that this tutorial made cardoftheweek at cardoftheweek.com, great news ****