Trick-or-treat...give me something yummy, gooey, and delicious to eat! Last week I was at America's favorite everything-you-can-imagine-in-one-place store and found these individually portioned caramel dips and I thought "yum...these would make a great treat". So I bought a package and came home with a mission to make something wonderful with them. They come in regular and fat free. I have to tell you that the fat free version is surprisingly good.
Immediately I thought of making an apple tag or something similar. My time was limited, so I went onto our Stampin' Up! demonstrator website and looked to see if there were any great ideas already out there from any of our many talented SU demonstrators. Right away I stumbled upon something wonderful. Lynn Pratt's caramel apple card was just exactly what I had in mind. Everything about it was perfect, except that I needed it to be a little smaller and I didn't need it in card format. So I took Lynn's great idea, pulled her free template into my Silhouette software, made some modifications, and created a cut file. I knew that I wanted to make these at my next workshop, so it was much easier to precut everything ahead of time rather that spend 20 minutes of class time tracing and cutting out apples.
I also found where Kimberly Dawn Lewis had taken Lynn's idea a step further. She used real craft sticks and wrapped her cards with cellophane bags to make them look very real. So that is what I decided to do, too. Except I added a container of the caramel dip to the back of each apple. I must tell you that these were a HUGE hit at my class on Saturday. Everyone loved them! There was one girl (age 12) who came with her mom. She wanted to know what that caramel stuff was for. LOL! Apparently she had never even heard of caramel apples, so I don't know if it was just her or if kids these days really don't know what caramel apples are...I sure hope not! That is definitely one of my favorite childhood memories!
Here is a closer look at my version. The stamp is from the Occasions Alpahbet set. Since this is a CASEd project I don't feel like I can give away the template on my blog, so you will need to visit Lynn's website for the basic pattern. I hope you like this project as much as we did. Have a blessed day!