step 2 / Now, position your ornament piece on the front of your blank card, and use the center openings to trace two circles onto your card. (Make sure to position your ornaments exactly as you want them to appear on your finished card as you trace.) Cut out the centers of the circles you just traced just as you did in step 1. Use adhesive to affix your ornament piece over this opening, so that the edges of the circle openings are all precisely aligned.
Trim one of your pre-folded cards in half. Position one of the halves inside your outer card, making sure all of the edges are precisely aligned. Use a pencil to trace off the trimmed circles from the front of your card onto this center piece. Trim the centers away from the circles you just traced, just as you did in the preceding steps. Run adhesive around three outer edges and above the open circles on the front this piece, leaving the short edge closest to your circles open, as shown. Set this piece aside for now.
step 3 / Trim around one of your circle molds, making sure to leave a 1/4″ border all the way around it. Apply three dabs of hot glue on the back of the circle openings on your card front, as shown, and then push the shapes up and through the circle windows on front of your card, pressing firmly to adhere them securely.
step 4 / Grab the center piece you created in step 2, and affix it behind your card front, so that the circle openings are precisely aligned. Embellish your card front with your ornament toppers, letter stickers and ribbon, as desired. For the sliding “door” of your card, affix a small loop of ribbon to the back of your gift card with hot glue. Now, open up your card, and fill your circle molds with candy, being sure not to overfill the space. Slide your gift card through the side opening between your center piece and your card front (this is why we only applied adhesive to three sides of our card center), so that it covers the candy-filled circle openings as it slides through.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.