Bon Bon for You!

Here’s the first Convention swap that I am going to share with you. It’s a 3D swap that was inspired by a discussion on Splitcoast… a member (her SCS name is heartsmiles, a Canadian demonstrator named Marcia) was wondering how to recreate something she saw on the web. I tweaked the measurements a bit to get more out of my DSP.

BonBon

This project uses the Envelope Punch board and it assembles super quickly. I think the hardest part is to find something that will fit inside! In Salt Lake City, I found some wrapped caramels that barely fit. For this photo, I put in ONE piece of Super Bubble bubble gum.

To make this, start with a piece of DSP 4″ x 4-1/2″. You really need to use DSP and not cardstock. Cardstock is too stiff, plus it is too thick for some of the punching.

Score your piece first. With the 4″ edge at the top of your Simply Scored tool, score at 1″ and 4″. Rotate 90 degrees so that the 4-1/2″ edge is at the top. Score at 1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″.

Next, you will punch with your Envelope Punch board. Start with one of the 4″ edges (the side with the first score line at 1″). Punch at 1″ and 3″. (You will be punching over score lines.) Fold at the first score line. Punch at 1″ and 3″. Continue punching at each of the score lines this way. When you are done, your DSP should look like this.

BonBonPunched

Place some adhesive on the 1/2″ wide panel and assemble into a tube.

BonBonPartial

All you have left to do is decorate, add your treat, and tie closed. Super cute and super simple.

Not much will fit in this little baby. What I’ve tried:

  • Hershey’s Kiss: 1
  • Mini Snickers (and similar): 1
  • Super Bubble bubble gum: 1
  • Wrapped caramel: 1 (just barely)

So, you get the picture. I haven’t tried a Stampin’ Spot, but I think you’ll have to try an upsized version for that. (Don’t downsize, though, because there won’t be enough DSP at the notches to assemble without tearing.)

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