But first:

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And now:

Today’s project is one that I absolutely love to make this time of year. It’s a Christmas tree made of Hershey’s Kisses. Did you know about all the different flavors they come in now? Holy cow. I got some regular milk chocolate ones in green, red, and silver wrappers, and some white chocolate peppermint ones with cute silver wrappers with candy canes. My store didn’t have Hershey’s Nuggets in Christmas wrappers yet, so I used the usual four flavor assortment.

What’s so amazing to me is how these trees stay together with much less adhesive than you would expect to use. All the pieces inside the tree shape are held in place by the snug fit of the outer piece. And while they look complicated, they really are easy to make. Remember to use your Bone Folder to make all the creases crisp!

I’ve been making these trees for a couple years now, and I just found out this project originated with the amazing Brenda Quintano of Qbee’s Quest. CLICK HERE to see her original post. Thank you, Brenda!

 

Here’s what I made:

I made several trees with different color combinations of Kisses and Nuggets.

Stampin' Up! Season to Sparkle Hershey kiss and nugget tree gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Season to Sparkle Hershey kiss and nugget tree gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Season to Sparkle Hershey kiss and nugget tree gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

This is what the back looks like:Stampin' Up! Season to Sparkle Hershey kiss and nugget tree gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

I did a blog post on these little trees about this time last year. CLICK HERE to see that post with full instructions and photos. Today’s trees are made of Garden Green and Soft Suede CS. I wrapped each tree in either Gold or Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon. Here’s how I made the packaging:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Real Red card stock (CS) cut to 3″ x 2″, then scored in half at 1″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-3/4″ x3/4″

Stamped with the Season to Sparkle stamp set:

  • sentiment in Garden Green ink onto the Whisper White CS piece
  • starburst shapes in Real Red ink on either side of the sentiment

Assembled the gift:

  • inserted tree into a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag
  • Real Red CS piece folded in half over the top of the bag, then stapled it in place
  • sentiment glued onto the front of the Real Red CS to cover the staples on the front

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

 

Here’s what I used:

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Here are some key points to remember:

  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
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  • This is a great time to join my team! With the demonstrator discount of at least 20%, you can get Christmas gifts for all the stampers on your list! CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
  • Sale-a-bration Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are now available! Click HERE for more info.
  • Hostess Code for the month of December (HS67FXTS) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • December’s FREE gift: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – Find out more HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!