Speaking of Marching Band .... the kids had a FANTASTIC day competing in Tucson yesterday! They received a SUPERIOR rating and four captions! WOOHOO!!! One of the judges they had last week was also there yesterday, and said he couldn't believe how one band could improve that much in one week! I am so happy for that incredible group of kids! They work so hard, and put in so many hours .... yesterday's rating defenitely fired them up for the State Competition in two weeks!
These treat holders are 5 oz. Dixie Cups, covered in Creepy Crawly DP. To create a pattern, use an exacto knife to cut the bottom out of one cup, the cut down the seam. I also cut off the top lip for a more accurate pattern. Use this "torn apart" Dixie Cup as your pattern to trace onto the DP and cut out with scissors. When I cut the DP, I cut about 1/4" wider than the pattern so the DP will overlap when adhered to the cup.
Don't forget the KEY ingredient: STICKY STRIP. Because the DP is curving around the cup, regular tape won't hold!
The handle is Basic Black CS measuring 5/8" x 7", attached on the outside of the cup with a More Mustard Brad, surrounded by a 1/2" Basic Black CS Circle and a 3/4" Pumpkin Pie Circle.
The front of the cup is a simple medallion using the stamp set, Batty For You. Had to make these simple since there were 21 of them (would have liked to have embossed them) ... so the Batty For You images are stamped in Jet Black Staz-On on Whisper White twice. Punch the center image (without the surrounding words) out with the 1" Circle Punch, then the entire image with words is punched with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Really Rust or More Mustard CS punched with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch and Pumpkin Pie CS punched with the Scallop Circle Punch are used behind the stamped image. Adhere the entire medallion to the front of the Dixie Cup with Sticky Strip.
Now, we just need to fill with treats!
Stamps: Batty For You
Paper: Creepy Crawly DP, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, and Really Rust CS
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On
Embellishments: More Mustard Brads
Tools: 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and Scallop Circle Punches
Supplies: Sticky Strip, 5 oz. Dixie Cups