All you need is
*Template Kit (optional)
I used this template kit from Peppermint Creative. It cost $9.50 (of course I got it on sale), and includes the templates you need to make wrappers for the following candies:
Altoid Mint Tin (50g / 1.76oz), Cadbury Caramilk Bar (52g / 1.83oz), Specialty Hershey Bar (43g -Canada), Regular Hershey Bar (45g Canada), Hershey Extra Dark Bar (100g / 3.52oz), Regular Hershey's Bar (1.55oz USA), Large Hershey Bar (5oz USA), Cadbury Fruit/Nut Bar (200g / 7.05oz), Hershey Rolo Candy (1.7oz), M&M Mini's Tube (1.08oz), Lifesavers Roll, Mentos Roll, Mini Assorted Hershey Bar, Hershey Kiss Bottoms, 7x5" Treat Topper (fit to standard ziplock sandwich bag)
It also includes "stamps" you can put on the wrappers like bar-codes and themed nutritional information. If you do not want to buy the kit, you can always measure the candy, and open a file in the size you need.
This project was just one set back after another, but in the mind frame of Julia Child, I kept going, and the end result isn't EXACTLY what I was expecting, but it still looks good to me.
Step 1: Open the File
Step 2: Add Layer
The template has boxes on it to tell you what goes where, and I want to still use them as a guide. I just needed to see the basic outline, so, in the Layers window, I clicked the background layer, and change the opacity to about 50%.
Step 3: Decorate
To add a brush click on the paint brush icon in the toolbox. Then pick the brush out of the menu.
Step 4: Add Text
Step 5: Using the Eyedroper
Step 6: Open a Real Background Layer
Step 7: Save and Print
I printed my wrappers on a kind of glossy, magazine type paper. While I was printing, I ran into problem #1, my printer was running out of colored ink, so my beautiful orange background came out a beautiful orange to pink gradient. Like I said before not what I was expecting, but nice none the less.
Step 8: Cut Out Wrappers
Step 9: Wrap Candy and Glue
When I got to this step, I realized problem #3, or 4, or ... well who can keep track. My husband bought the wrong size candy. But, since we live out in the boonies, another trip to the store could take an hour, and I didn't feel like waiting, so I made do with what I had. The big ones were too small,and the small ones were too big, but here's how I see it:
The big ones do a good job of covering everything up so it's kind of a surprise what's inside. The small ones show enough on the edges, so you know just what you're getting.