Monday, May 19, 2014

Fresh Prints sour cream treat holder

"Why is it called a sour cream  container????"

I get asked this a lot. By people much younger than I am. :-) In the eighties and early nineties, when you bought a baked potato or taco salad at Wendy's, your sour cream came in a little paper container shaped just like this! You tore off the end and squeezed your yummy sour cream all over your deliciously unhealthy lunch. Now you know.

We made this classic treat holder at May's Club meeting. It's easy with the Fresh Prints stack, because it's perfectly sized! No cutting, just a little Sticky Strip and a crimper. You still have yours, right?

Roll your paper a bit, till it curves into a roll. Use Sticky Strip along one edge to form the paper into a tube. More Sticky Strip closes one end, followed by the crimper. Fill with small treats.

Now comes the slightly tricky part: Squeeze the top together so the closure will run in the opposite direction of the first closure.  (Perpendicular, since we're being all educational here today!) Use your handy Sticky Strip again, and crimp to close securely.

This cute tag uses a stamp from Starburst Sayings, the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch, and the Artisan Label punch. We all need little (or big) thank you gifts this time of year, right? Now you can whip up lots of cute "sour cream containers," AND you know why they're called that! Win, win.

Stamps: Starburst Sayings
Paper: Fresh Prints DSP Stack, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Sticky Strip, Crimper, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch, Artisan Label punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine