Patriotic Gnome Treat Pocket

Happy 4th of July, everyone! I hope you are out celebrating America’s birthday in style. If you find yourself with a few minutes and are looking for some fun treats to hand out to the kids (or adults!) today, I have a sweet little project for you.

This is a fast project using some Sizzix die cuts and the bright and vibrant CutCardStock papers. If you don’t have the pocket die cut like I have, the shape is easy to replicate. Simply cut your paper down to a 5.25″ by 5.5″ sheet and then fold on the following measurements: 2.5″ by 2.5″ by .25″.

Take a look at this demonstration for more details:

As a basic list of supplies, I’m using Basis Navy, Discount Habanero Red and Basis White paper. I’ve also picked the White Silver for the stars. My gnome stamp is from Colorado Craft Company.

I really was impressed that my Basis White 80lb. paper holds up so well in my ink jet printer. I use it a lot, especially when I don’t have a particular “punny” saying as a stamp, and the printer colors show up extremely well.

Also fun? Working with Copic markers on this paper…it reduces the bleeding effect I get when I color and helps with overall blending.

The Curious Metallic White Silver paper I used for the stars is really fun in the light – I love the shimmery effects it produces!

I may go out and find a few sparklers to stick in my treat pocket too. So adorable!! These treats are something you can set out on a picnic table during your celebrations so that everyone can come by and grab them – and they come together so quickly, you can make a lot in a short period of time.

The best part of this project is the “gnome-y” pun, ha! There are a ton of them out there! I suggest looking on Pinterest for ideas. And while you’re on Pinterest, feel free to pin this to your idea page the next time you’re ready to be “chillin’ with your gnomies!” Here’s wishing you a wonderful and safe 4th of July, everyone!

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