Here is another option you can use:
And here's a finished pack using the alternate image. I used a little longer zip loc bag and this one contains peanut m & m's.
You can also google Grinch pictures and find a whole range of options you can select to make your own special topper if you have the software to edit it yourself.
Fold the card stock in half and on the fold edge measure down about 1/4" and make two holes about 3/8" apart and centered on the piece. If you are going to be doing a large number of them, figure out where you want the holes and make a jig like I did above so you can just trace where the holes go on each piece. Then punch your holes out.
Now get your 3/8" Scarlet Double-Faced Satin (if you are just making one, use about 10" of ribbon, if you are doing multiples, just work off of your long piece of ribbon to reduce waste). Cut the end on an angle and thread down through the right side hole and back up through the hole on the left.
Now take the ribbon from the left and feed it down through the hole on the right side. Take a moment to work the ribbon a bit so it lays the way you want it so it will eventually lay straight out on the right side.
Then bring the ribbon back up through the hole on the left. You want to leave a little 'poofiness' in the center, so don't pull the ribbon too tight.
Cut your ribbon at an angle on either side (or however you prefer it) and then I usually take a little micro glue dot (I'm not sure if you can see it below, but it's near the end of the ribbon). Then place the ribbon end where you want it and that's where it will stay.
Now add the layered Grinch photo and poem to your piece and the topper is done.
Open it up and run a piece of double-sided tape along the inside of the back flap that's about 2-3/4" long.
Press your bag of m& m's to the tape. I have my m & m's in a 3 x 3" zip loc baggie.
Then add another piece of double stick tape to the top and press the topper together.
And..... you're done! If anyone has any questions, let me know. I'd be happy to help if I can.
Here is a photo of all the ones I made - 23 in all (okay, well, 24 Grinch pill packs and 23 Santas). Right now his class is 20, but I like to send a couple extra just in case. You never know when he'll get a new student.
Here are some photos of all the goodies ready to ship off.
Fingers crossed that they travel quickly and safely!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Christmas!
~ Bonnie ~