Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thrifty 3D Wednesday

Time again for a Thrify 3D Wednesday post from me! If you are like me, you have lots more people you'd love to recognize with a gift, but not the funds! When I worked in an office, I used to like to give a little treat to my co-workers during the holidays...but even home-made baked goods can get costly!

Here is a fun little treat holder that is VERY economical to make, but can help brighten someone's day without breaking the bank. You can get 5 of these treat holders out of one 12x12 piece of cardstock...a little designer paper...a couple brads...and you are good to go! I plan to make these for the table settings at Thanksgiving, so I chose to decorate with a punch art pumpkin!

Start with a piece of cardstock, 3" x 8 7/8", score at 3, 4 1/2, and 6. Cut a coordinating piece of designer paper 2 1/2 (h) x 2 3/4 (w).

Fold in half on the center score line and punch half way on score line with Large Oval Punch (you can also use circle shape if your candy fits better.)

This is how it looks when you open it back up.

Fold on the score lines so that it shapes the letter W.

Decorate the front with Designer Paper. Punch a Round Tab Punch out of coordinating cardstock. I stamped "Gratitude" from Fabulous Phrases in Early Espresso on the tab.

Place the Round Tag at the top and secure to base cardstock with two mini brads.

Tip: Because I don't like to see the back of the brads, I place the mini brads first on the front of the tab, then adhere the folded back piece of the tab over the back to hide the brads.

Place your candy with Mini Glue Dots so the back half fits slightly under the candy and the front shows thru. Of course, you can decorate the inside if you desire.

The front flap folds up to hide the candy and secures under the bottom curve of the Round Tab to hold closed.

To decorate the pumpkin: I used 3 Wide Oval punches from Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I sponged the edges with Cajun Craze Classic Ink. I cut the vine from Old Olive with the Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit Die and free-hand cut the stem from Early Espresso cardstock.

Hope you enjoyed this edition of Thrifty 3D Wednesday. See you next month!


Stamps: Fabulous Phrases

Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso

DSP: Autumn Spice Designer Paper

Inks: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso

Accessories: Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit Die, Round Tab Punch, Antique Mini Brads, Piercing Tool, Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch


  1. Very cute - just received my package of Autumn Spice last night so cased this immediately!!! Thank you.

  2. I love this idea! It's great :)

  3. This is so cute! I love to provide a little treat now and then to my coworkers. They don't always care about the presentation but I do! I gotta try making these. Looks very doable. Thanks for the hint about the mini brads and hiding the back. The pumpkin is so cute! We are having Thanksgiving at my in-laws maybe I can make these with a little Andes Mint in them or something for after we eat. Maybe put their names on the pumpkin? Anyway, thanks for sharing your project with us.

    Chris R. from Iowa

  4. What a cute, awesome project!! There are so many ways you can use this!! Thank you for the inspiration!! Judy

  5. What a super cute project Connie!!!! I love it and will be making these for our Thanksgiving get-together too!!