Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Sweet Read!

Deliver a sweet treat with this yummy and quick candy-stick and bookmark.  Inspire reading adventures as you send them on their way with this snack!  These are great for parties, birthdays, gift bag or gift accents, sport teams, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, rewards and more!
Create this sweet-treat with:
1"x8" Cellophane Bags (#124134)
Whisper White Baker's Twine (#124262)
Candy of choice (M&Ms, Skittles, Jelly Beans, Candy Corn, etc.)
If you enjoy this card and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!!
The secret to stuffing the Cellophane tube is to pre-open it and using a new Pencil or Chopstick, to push down the first and to keep the candy in place along the way.  I make the first candy 'flat' so that it's a proper base for the candy to lay as I want.
Using a tiny whole punch, I wrapped the top of the candy stuffed cellophane bag with the Whisper White Baker's Twine and tied on this bookmark.  It's a fun way to inspire some reading and a few smiles along the way.
Create this cute Bookmark with a few folds!  Simply CLICK HERE to see the step-by-step tutorial!
On a PERSONAL NOTE... I'm an avid reader.  I have THOUSANDS of Books on my Kindle, hundreds of actual books on my shelves, boxes of books I just can't let go of... books are a magical place.  Please, inspire adventures, give the gift of reading. It's a lasting gift that will surely be cherished (I ALWAYS write a personal note inside the book when I gift one... it's amazing how I can reflect on the books my grandparents or parents have given me.. especially as they are now in Heaven.)  My many adventures, broad vocabulary and safe escapes come in the form of books and I pray to be an author some day.
I would love to encourage you to look at an amazing Author!  My big sister is an award winning youth author!!  She is an amazing sister, wife and mom. With her newest book coming out in July, 2014,  I'd love to share her with you.  Consider her books for yourself or to share.  You can pre-order, 'Skies Like These' Tess Hilmo will wrap you in her magical worlds!  CLICK HERE to see her books available on Amazon!  It makes a great gift for young and old... add a personalized Bookmark and give the gift of adventures!! 
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This fun Easter tube inspires some great reading adventures while giving them a snack along the way!  Grab a book and give it with a personalized bookmark to secure a gift that will live on and on. Perfect for parties, gifts, incentives, just because, sports teams, etc - these little gift bags packed with treats (or pencils, etc) are a fun way to deliver some smiles! 

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

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