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Independence Day Card Candy

Happy Belated Birthday, America! You look incredible for your 234 years…

OK, I confess, I made this candy last year… but I wanted to upload something and it was a finished craft…

I love red, white and blue… and what better than combining my love of those colors and my favorite thing to make- card candy!

The first piece is made with a Fiskars shape cutter (which inspired me to buy a Cricut), with an Autumn Leaves stamp, mini rhinestone, and crystal effects was applied over the blue-pencilled stars.

The USA was made with a square punch, alphabet stamps by Nicole Crafts, and a red star mini brad.

The hearts are plastic template shapes, a star button from Target’s $1 spot, and a dimensional fabric flower.

The square candy with the flowers was made with Autumn Leaves stamps, and the brad in the middle was heated and then I applied embossing powder to it. I just didn’t have a brad to match, so I made my own.

The three stars are by an unknown company. I used Stickles to glitter the white star, and attached them to a Whale Of A Punch shape. The blue star has a red rhinestone in the corner.

The last piece is Old Glory, stamp by the same unknown company as the stars. I colored it in with Crayola markers, and stamped it on textured cardstock for an antique look. I matted the flag on torn mulberry paper, and then on more textured cardstock. Button by Target.

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St. Patrick’s Day Card Candy

I had some fun with this shape from Cricut’s A Child’s Year cartridge. So much fun, I whipped up a set of card candy…. I needed to make it for a swap anyway 🙂

The stamps were Studio G clear stamps, from different years’ editions. I added glitter and crystal effects to the three shamrocks, and three rhinestones to the sentiment candy. I am planning to add more glitter to the hat buckle, and crystal effects to the big shamrock (and I just realized I forgot to ink the edges…. ooops) , but it’s too humid and everything takes forever to dry. Maybe another day? 🙂

Did you know: The three-leaf clover is symbolic of the Holy Trinity- Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. It was a native plant to Ireland, but grew in popularity with the rise of Christianity in the nation.

Size: 2 1/2 inches tall each

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New Use For An Old Cricut Cartridge

This gumball machine is a 2 1/2 inch Cricut snowglobe from the Doodlecharms cartridge. I used a 1 inch circle punch, cut in half, for the top. The ‘gumballs’ were stamped using a pencil eraser.

This is the most simple gumball machine. If I make a larger one, I will add a handle and slot where the gumballs would come out… but this was a fun experiment.

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I’ve Got A “Sweet Tooth’ For Some Card Candy!

I love, Love, LOVE Miniatures. Maybe it’s because they make me say ‘Fee Fi Fo Fum’ (I’m barely over five feet), or maybe it’s because everything is cuter when it’s smaller (again, I’m barely over five feet LOL)…

Card Candy combines my two loves; papercrafting and miniature-making, in a perfect harmony of more cuteness. These pieces  ‘sweeten’ a card front, or scrapbook page, but can also be used on gift card holders, tags, Frappuccino bottles, gift bags…

Think about how much a small pack of 3D embellishments costs at the scrapbook store. Now, look around at your punches, stamps, and try making your own. You can use up small scraps of paper, odd brads, and bits of ribbon. Traditionally, card candy has at least two layers of paper and one embellishment per piece, but you can add as much or as little as you want.

These are my first attempts at card candy, from last year.

For the above, I used mostly Studio G clear stamps, which are $1 a set. The dove is by Inkadinkado. I try to use lots of dimension in my card candy, by using foam.

I love using a corner rounder on card candy. The ornament is from the Season’s Greetings Cricut cartridge. It’s hard to tell from the scan, but the Martini has a glass-like effect added.

I love this spider, from the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge. The candy bag is from Doodlecharms also. The tags are from the Bags, Tags, and Boxes cartridge. I added a punched bat and spiderweb by Martha Stewart.

The little stamps are from Target’s $1 section, and the Happy Halloween is from the $1 bin at AC Moore’s. Each small candy has a piece of ribbon, and either a rhinestone or wiggly eyes.

This extra Flower card candy got put to good use on a last-minute Frappuccino bottle gift. The tags were all cut from the Cricut Tags, Bags, and Boxes cartridge. I love the Making Memories patterned paper, it was what determined my color scheme.

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