This week’s 3D Thursday project is this little biscuit pouch, inspired by Pootles.
I have a little talk/ demonstration to do in August and wanted to give my guests a little gift. As they have a coffee break I figured the best thing was biscuit or two.
These biscuits are the lovely ginger Lotus biscuits that you do get in tea rooms and coffee shops. I have actually purchased the bigger ones and as an added bonus, there is two in the pack.
So now I have these biscuits I had to figure out the best way to give/present them. I tried a variety of boxes and bags but they all seemed a little fiddly so I went back to a great technique created by Pootles.
To make the packaging I started off with the Regals DSP and cut a 13cm x 13cm square. Along one edge I place Tear n Tape then placed Fast Fuse along the edge meeting with one end of the Tear n Tape. With the Tape across the bottom I placed the biscuit in the middle of the paper and simply rolled the fuse free side round the biscuit until it met the fast fuse. I then took the protective layer off the Tear n Tape and pressed the paper together. I did originally use a stapler (as shown below) but I felt the tape looked a lot smarter.
I took the biscuit out and then I with my my half inch circle punch I punched two holes near the top. I actually punched both holes at the same time so they would line up. I then threaded gold ribbon through both holes. I didn’t measure the length of the ribbon. I initially placed it length ways round the biscuit and guessed how much I needed to tie the knot. When you have threaded the ribbon through both holes, place your biscuit in the pouch pushing the ribbon down as you do. Push the biscuit as far as it will go but don’t force it. You can now tie the knot and tidy the ends of the ribbon.
The wording is from Happy home, which I hadn’t realised was retired, and the flower is from Botanical Blooms. I stamped both in co-ordinating inks. I actually used Perfect Plum and Garden Green on mine. The circles are also from co-ordinating card stock and Whisper White. I used 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ circle punches. To finish off I used up some remaining candy dots that I had. Unfortunately they too have been retired, however there are some amazing replacements. I then adhered it to the pouch.
This was a really quick, easy and effective project. Thank you Pootles.x