Monday, May 19, 2008

A Little Birthday EPLS

Hello to you all! I cannot believe it's Monday already!...and another 4AM morning for me! Hayden is definitely teething again. It's such a bummer for the little guy. He never sleeps very well during this time. It's a bummer for me because I really like sleep! I did not get a nap yesterday because he's really hit or miss with his naps. Yesterday it was only a 30 minute nap...I'm sorry...but that's not really a nap at all!

Tonight is my stamp clubs meeting. We are going to be working with pencils tonight. Love that! We are making an EPLS candy holder. This is one of my favs...why...because I love candy! hint hint! ;)...just kidding! I love this because I think they look so cute and they are really easy to do. Who may have done a version of this yourself!

How fun is that! ...and EPLS! It's really just a card wrapped around a package of Ghiradelli chocolates. I also like to use the Harry and David chocolates you can now find at Target. I love! the chocolate covered fruit. The packages are the perfect size for this as well.

Tonight we are doing the smaller version. I use that version when I am bagging loose candy like M&M's or Jellybellies. I can't really show you that picture yet since someone in my group might see it and I don't want to spoil the surprise! ;) The measurements for the smaller version are 51/2 X 11. I score from both ends at 5 1/2 and then fold the sides up. I really like using the crop-a-dial to punch a hole and use my jumbo eyelets to feed the ribbon through. That's a fav of mine. I really treat the front like a card and then make a matching little gift card to go with it. EPLS! Gotta love that! Hey, sometimes you just don't have enough time to breathe! You really need things to be easy!

I promise that I will share another candy holder with you guys that I love. It's pretty easy as well but a little more involved. I will include a tutorial with that one. If you need or want more specific measurements or info for the one on this post feel free to email and I will be happy to send it over to you.
One 3-D project...check...need to catch up on I even dare challenge myself with that...oooohh...not really ready to put a check by that yet but I'm not saying no either. All on almost no sleep! Well...maybe I'm delirious!
Hope it's a good one for you guys! Hayden just woke up. That makes it an hour and half nap! Wooohooo! I got in a little bit of exercise, a shower, and a post! Success! :)
Take care and I will post you soon! :)


Cassie said...

again - a cute project! i'm trying to figure out EPLS - easy peasy lickety split????

Andrea, said...

Wow these are wonderful, great colours and such pretty paper. Hope your little one gets through teething quickly, it's such a bad time for them (and you)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH how adorable! I might have to try these! LOVE them!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

P.S. Hope you club goes well and that you were able to get some sleep!

beate said...

Wonderful card and matching bag holder.
I am sorry your poor baby is teething and waking you up early! Good for us since you have more stamping/posting time. LOL
How did you club meeting go?
Hugs and smiles

Annelies said...

Very nice! I like that stamp so much!

Barefootstamper said...

AWESOME! It looks simple! It's really adorable and I think (I hope) I could actually keep the candy on hand. You got a shout out over at Card of the -- check it out:

Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely be trying to make this!