Thursday, September 15, 2011

Princess Shoe and Candy filled Decorated Cello bags

For the craft show this weekend, I filled 25 cello bags with candy and decorated the tops.  For several days I have been thinking how best I could display these items, when one of them fell into my shoe.  Eureka!!  A shoe!!
So, out came the pattern of the Princess Shoe, put one together and put 3 of the cello bags in the show. The result is really yummy. 
If there's one thing I've learned from being a vendor in craft shows for 5 years, it's presentation, presentation!  And part of presentation is packaging.

Paper: Frightful Sight designer paper, Cajun Craze
Accessories: In Color designer brad, 1" Square punch, 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch

The shoe is decorated with a medallion
You can find a template for the shoe here

A close up of the medallion shows the individual cones and the designer brad

The cello bags (Holiday mini pg. 11) were filled with wrapped Halloween candy, and the tops sealed .
Making the decorated top:
1.  Cut strips of card stock 2 by 4"  scored at 2".  I used Lucky Limeade, Rich Razellberry, and Pumpkin pie
2.  With a hand held punch, a hole was punched in the middle of the scored fold (the ribbon will emerge through this)
Focal Image:
Stamp images from Batty for You on Whisper White card stock, using Basic Black ink
Punch out image with 1 1/4" circle punch
Punch a circle of coloured card stock with 1 3/8" circle punch and a black scallop with the Scallop circle punch
Layer these to create focal image, and then adhere image onto folded cardstock.

Open up the folded card stock, adhere the top of the cello bag to the back of the card stock.  Attach a folded piece of ribbon (1/8" pumpkin pie taffeta ribbon) to the top of the bag.  Insert the fold of the ribbon through the punched hole.
Apply adhesive and close the card stock.

Three cello bags were inserted into a shoe.

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