Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hershey’s Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, so when a fellow stamper told me about a fundraiser she wanted to do next month, I set about trying to make a Hershey’s ribbon design. I got really frustrated with the larger designs I tried and then I hit upon this simple wrap around design with one kiss. My friend said that I should call it, “Breast Cancer Awareness with a kiss” and I kind of like that. This ribbon could be done in any color for a multitude of causes. I hope you like this simple and easily reproducible design.

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Hershey’s Ribbon Tutorial


Step One Template

1. To make this ribbon easier to make, we will be making a template in steps 1-4. Start with an 8” x ¾” strip of scrap cardstock.


Step Two Template

2. Make a pencil mark at the top of this strip ½” in on both sides.


Step Three Template

3. Use a ruler to draw a line a pencil line from the pencil mark to the nearest corner on the diagonal. Also draw a line at the 4” and 6” marks.


Step Four Template

4. Cut along the diagonal pencil lines. Your template is now done.


Step Five

5. Trace the diagonal pencil marks from the template onto a strip of 8” x ¾” Blushing Bride Cardstock.


Step Six

6. Also, transfer the 4” and 6” pencil marks onto the Blushing Bride Strip.


Step Seven

7. Cut the ends off along the diagonal pencil marks. Place a piece of sticky strip on the 4” and 6” pencil marks.


Step Eight Optional

8. If you would like to stamp on the strip you should do it now. Flip your card stock over and rotate it 180 Degrees. Then stamp on the far left side. The yellow marks indicate where the sticky strip is on the reverse side of the cardstock. Once you are finished stamping, flip and orient your card stock back to the way it was in step seven.


Step Nine

9. Remove the sticky strip liner from the 4” mark. Place a Hershey’s Kiss centered on the sticky strip.


Step Ten

10. Remove the last piece of sticky strip liner and complete the ribbon by crossing the right side of the strip over the left.


Step Eleven

11. Press down on the cross over to make sure that the sticky strip is adhered properly. You are done!! :)


Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: For the Birds (W 132001, C 126407)
  • Card Stock: Blushing Bride (131198)
  • Ink: Smoky Slate (131179)
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Other: Hershey’s Kisses

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  • Friday, September 20, 2013

    Hershey's Christmas Tree Tutorial UPDATED!!!!


    PLEASE NOTE: There is an updated version of this tutorial HERE!

    When I designed the Hershey’s Christmas Tree last November, I had no idea that it would be this popular. I have learned a lot about making Hershey’s favors since then and I wanted to come back and update the measurements so that the kisses wouldn’t slide out so easily. I played around with the measurements until I balanced the need for the kisses to stay in place, with the need to be able to put them in the holder with ease.

    The good news is, only ONE step has been affected by the measurement changes and that is STEP 1 and TIME SAVER STEP 1. I have updated the Hershey’s Christmas Tree tutorial below, but I’m leaving the old tutorial there as well, so that you can reference both if necessary. I will NOT be updating the video.

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    Hershey's Christmas Tree Tutorial


    Step One UPDATED

    1. Tree Frame: Begin with a 9-¾” x 2” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the long side, score at 3”, 6-1/8” and 9-¼”.


    Step Two

    2. On the short side score at 1”.


    Step Three

    3. Squeeze some multipurpose liquid glue lengthwise along the strip.


    Step Four

    4. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and use your bone folder to burnish the strip.


    Step Five

    5. Fold the strip along the score lines. Squeeze some multipurpose liquid glue onto the tab end.


    Step Six

    6. Bring the ends of the piece together to form a triangle. Make sure you hold the tab down for a few seconds so that the glue can seal the card stock fibers together. Set aside.


    Step Seven

    7. Tree Insert Pieces: Begin with a 11” x 2” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the long side score at all the inch marks (ie. 1”, 2”, 3” etc.)


    Step Eight

    8. Cut this piece in half lengthwise at the 1” mark.


    Step Nine

    9. Then take one of the strips and cut it at the 4” mark.


    Step Ten

    10. You should now have 3 one-inch strips 4”, 7” and 11” long.


    Step Eleven

    11. Take the longest strip and fold it into a strip of triangles.


    Step Twelve

    12. Fit the folded triangle strip into the bottom of the tree frame.


    Step Thirteen

    13. Next, take the medium length strip and fold it into triangles.


    Step Fourteen

    14. Fit the folded triangle strip into the row above the first strip in the tree frame.


    Step Fifteen

    15. Now fold the smallest strip into a triangle.


    Step Sixteen

    16. Fit the triangle into the top spot of the tree frame.


    Step Seventeen

    17. Pop 9 Hershey’s Kisses into the triangular spaces. NOTE: The side with the tab should face the bottom to keep the tree symmetrical.


    Step Eighteen

    18. Tie with an 18” length of grosgrain. NOTE: The side with the tab should face the bottom to keep the tree symmetrical. See step seventeen for better photo.


    Step Nineteen

    19. Tree Trunk: Start with a piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock 5-3/4” x 2”, On the long side score at 1”, 2-3/8”, 3-3/8” and 4-3/4”.


    Step Twenty

    20. On the short side, score at 1”.


    Step Twenty-one

    21. Squeeze some multipurpose liquid glue lengthwise along the strip.


    Step Twenty-two

    22. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and use your bone folder to burnish the strip.


    Step Twenty-three

    23. Squeeze some multipurpose glue onto one of the ends of the strip.


    Step Twenty-four

    24. Now fold on the other score marks and adhere to form a rectangle. Place two strips of sticky strip on the edges of the rectangle.


    Step Twenty-five

    25. Remove the sticky strip liner and adhere the tree to the trunk. Pop 2 Hershey’s nuggets into the trunk piece.


    Step Twenty-six

    26. Finish off the tree as desired. I suggest packaging the trees in one of Stampin' Up's clear envelopes (see above photo). This will ensure that the kisses stay in place for gift-giving.

    Timesaver Tips


    Time Saver for Step One UPDATED

    Time Saver Step 1 Begin with a 9-¾” x 8” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the 9-¾ side, score at 3”, 6-1/8” and 9-¼”.


    Time Saver for Step Two

    Time Saver Step 2 On the 8" side, score at 1”, 3”, 5” and 7”. Also on the 8" side, cut the card stock into 2” strips. You should now have enough outer frame pieces to create FOUR trees.


    Time saver for Steps Seven to Nine

    Time Saver Steps 7-9 Begin with a 11” x 8” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the long side score at all the inch marks (ie. 1”, 2”, 3” etc.). On the 8” side cut the card stock into one-inch strips. Then cut four of the strips at the 4-inch mark. This will give you enough insert strips to create FOUR trees.


    Time Saver for Step Nineteen

    Time Saver Step 19 Start with a piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock 5-3/4” x 10”. On the 5-3/4” side, score at 1”, 2-3/8”, 3-3/8” and 4-3/4”.


    Time Saver for Step Twenty

    Time Saver Step 20 On the 10” side, score at 1”, 3”, 5”, 7” and 9”. Also on the 10” side, cut the card stock into two-inch strips. You should now have enough trunk pieces to create FIVE trees.


    Stampin' Up! Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (W 115370, C 127802)
  • Card Stock: Garden Green (102584), Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482), Pacific Point (111350), Whisper White (100730)
  • Ink: Real Red (126949), Garden Green (126973)
  • Ribbon: 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain: Real Red(126875), Wild Wasabi, (126873), Pacific Point (126878) Daffodil Delight (126872); Baker's Twine: Cherry Cobbler (123125), Island Indigo (125575)
  • Tools: Bone Folder (102300), Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Simply Scored (122334), Simply Scored Place Markers (125625), Word Window Punch (119857)
  • Adhesive: Tombow Multipurpose liquid Glue (110755), Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Packaging: Clear Envelopes (102619)
  • Other Supplies: Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey's Nuggets

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