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Thank you for stopping by my blog. I will be writing mostly about rubberstamping and paper crafts. I will also be adding a few fun stories from work.

I work at a doctors office. Our patients say and do some of the cutest and funniest things. All my stories are good intentioned, never to actually harm or make fun of my patients or their conditions. I am the first person to make fun of myself and share the silly and sometimes stupid things I do.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Friends like you are a mint!"

I first made these cute mints last year after I found something similar somewhere on the web (I wish I new where, so I could give credit) and made them my own. I sold out at both crafts last year as well as at the craft bazaar this October.

For the next craft fair, I have made 50 sets of the Elf, Santa suit, snowflake and Snowman.  15 sets of the basketballs and 19 sets of the soccer balls.  I will also
be making about 10-15 sets of the baby.  I used to call it Baby Jesus, but customers started referring to  it as an angel or just "baby".  I think the the baby would be cute for a baby shower. 

I prefer to use Pearson's mint patties vs York because Pearson's wrappers are round. York has changed packaging to squares.  I also prefer the taste of Pearson's.  York are a bit too peperminty for me.

Supplies used:  Fiskars 1 1/2 inch circle punch; flower pot paper punch, Stampin' Up! 2 step bird punch; gold glitter glue, Zots, Xyron sticker maker, plastic snowflakes I found at Walmart (72 for $0.97), Fiskars "deckle" scissors, stamp pads, orange marker, paper and clear and rubber stamps.

Snowman hat: A flower pot paper punch for the snowman's hat.  I had to trim the top and the bottom for the correct size.  Funny thing... I used the flower pot paper punch at a local scrapbook store, but it broke apart after the 5th punch, so I made 108 with a broken punch.  But hey, better than hand cutting rectangles and squares to glue together as I did for the first 50 sets!

Elf hat:  A 1 inch strip of green paper cut into 1.25 inch long triangles.  I punched branches from the 2 step bird punch from red paper.  I cut each leaf from the branch, gluing to the back of the hat for the "feather".

Santa suit: Strips of white paper cut with Fiskars deckle scissors.  The belt was made from black strips of paper with gold glitter glue for buckle.  A trick to make the buckle is not to make a square but to make 2 vertical gold lines (like an 11) then connecting with 2 horizontal lines (=).  I found if I could not make a clean square, it always had a "string" of glue diagonally across the square.  I made my belts at night, before bed so there was plenty of time for drying before placing on Santa suit.

If you would like step by step instructions or pictures, please post a comments and I will take pictures of the process to post.

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