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Monday, September 26, 2011

The Month of Mmm, Candy is Almost Here

That's right, I am a Halloween fiend, making my goodie bags, decorations and cards a full month in advance, so I can relax and enjoy the month as it unfolds.  Take today's project...

Squigglefly Pull Card
 There are several young children on the block who get special treats from me instead of just a grab in the candy bowl.  Using Nerdy Girl Devil digi image by Squiggelfly (isn't she too cute!), I made a PULL-CARD and stuffed it with a King-Sized KitKat chocolate bar.  Their challenge this week is to use flowers on your project, which is always fun to do!  My patterned paper is flower-patterned, and I cut several flower petals to frame my image.

The way a pull card works is you build a "box" from cardstock and decorate it.  When it's all embellished, you punch a hole at the top of the front and back sides of the box and thread a ribbon through it.
Your ribbon should be 2-1/2 times the length of your box, because you slip a candy bar on top of the ribbon between the front and back sides and push the candy down into the box, pulling the ribbon with it. 

Once the candy is all the way in the box, tie the ribbon at the top in a bow.  When you want the candy, all you have to do is pull the ribbon up and the candy bar, sitting on the bottom of the ribbon, will pull up with it (see below).

Got a Squiggefly image?  Go on over to the Squigglefly Challenge blog and enter to win this week!  If you don't have one of their images, get a freebie HERE.  As always, have fun in your crafting!!


Tammy said...

Cute, cute, cute! Awesome way to get a flower in.

JD said...

Cute Halloween card...nicely done!

Marlene said...

Oh, ADORABLE!!! Very craftastic, too! AND did I mention, CLEVER?!! :)

Heather said...

Love this- I didn't realize what it was until I saw your post. I'm even more impressed. Amazing how you incorporated flowers into a Halloween project.

marilynprestonn said...

Such a darling image! Marlene is so good with these nerdy characters! Well done. :)Peggy

Holly said...

this is too cute! I'm sure those kids think you are "the bomb!"