Fun Candy-filled Tag

 My friend Kathy Mauldin used one of my designs (gumball machine or a printable version) on some of her Valentine’s Day cards. They turned out so cute, so I wanted to do a “how-to” for my blog. I design for Silhouette, but I’m surely not the best with the glue, etc. I am getting better – my hands aren’t young anymore – harder to do this. Below I’ll show you Kathy’s – and then will leave directions to make the candy cards yourself. Be sure to click on photos to see a larger version.10991212_10205960781520343_3697769995930977208_n 10644202_10205960755599695_4310627130482614625_o10983149_10205960769480042_2564336966496578634_n

How to make it

I’m just going to do a basic one. You can decorate them with printed pictures, cut outs, ribbons, rhinestones – whatever you have on hand.

Supplies needed:
cardstock (or paper of choice)
1 16.9 oz. empty, washed water bottle
glue stick
strong tape

First I cut out three tags. Two with the hole and one without. All are the same size.IMG_3387

Then get a 16.9 oz. water bottle and cut down to the second ridge.IMG_3325

Then cut down to the 1st ridge. Make cuts every 1/2″ or so.IMG_3339

Fold back the tabs. You’ll then trim the tabs down to about 1/4″ or so.IMG_3342

Place a small piece of strong, double-sided tape on each tab. You can also use a strong one-sided piece of tape. I don’t think it makes a difference. Attach (glue stick, whatever glue you use) the two pieces (with holes) together.IMG_3346

Insert the bottle bottom into the hole on your tag. I used a strong, adhesive foam tape. Remove top paper covering off each piece.IMG_3348

Fill with the candy of your choice and then attach (glue, glue stick, your choice) the back piece of tag (no hole) to the tag.IMG_3355

If you didn’t pre-print the front piece, you can now decorate according to holiday, occasion, whatever.IMG_3361

I used a two piece butterfly that I had purchased at the Silhouette Design Store. I used cardstock, corrugated cardboard and glitter cardstock. I can’t find it to give the exact artist who created it. If I find it, I’ll post it. I also added a small bow made of cording. Yum! Fun tag!

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