I had never heard of Card Candy until a friend, Diane AKA Cookiestamper suggested it as a swap for our recent Stamp & Swap Event. Another swapper, Nancy said each piece of "candy" was like designing a card. I think she was right but we all agreed we loved making them! For the swap, we were to make 4 - 8 pieces placed in a 4X6 bag with a topper. I did 5 & didn't have enough room on the front for all of my "candy" so I put the postage stamp on the back.
The "candy" is adhered to a 3 7/8" X 5 7/8" piece of acetate with glue dots, then placed in a 4X6 cello bag. The "candy" will be easy to remove so either dimensionals or larger glue dots can be added. Of course they're so cute, I think I'll just collect them...LOL!
All the edges of the card stock & DSP were inked for a vintage look.
The topper's base is cut 4 1/8 X 4 1/8, scored & folded in half. The 4X4 top layer is die cut with the words & the DSP is adhered to the back. I wanted access to the "candy" without ruining the topper so I used sticky strip to adhere the front of the topper to the front of the cello bag's flap. To adhere the back of the topper, I removed the strip from the adhesive on the back of the bag & folded the back of the topper over the flap & onto the adhesive. If anyone decides to use the "candy" they can slip the acetate in & out of the cello bag.
This was the 1st piece of "candy" I did. The tag is cut to 2X4 then punched at the top. The sentiment is heat embossed to give it a little sparkle. It's embellished with rusty bells, ribbon & twine.
Since this is Card Candy, I decided to add candy canes. Before I cut them out I used Glossy Accents to give them dimension & a little shine. The mat is 2X4 & the top layer is 1/8 smaller. I cut 1 piece of the holly in half to make two sprigs then sprayed them for a little glimmer.
It seemed appropriate to have 25 on one of the "candies" so I decided to use Tim's December calendar. Not only is the calendar inked but the edges are distressed too. I spritzed the entire piece of "candy" for a little sparkle then added a little bling.
I wanted this "candy" to look like someone was collecting stamps. I fussy cut the stamp out & mounted it to the die cut, I separately stamped the post mark & the "envelope" with the post mark & lined them up before adhering together. I then tore the post marked Stamp off the "envelope".
TFL & hope you enjoyed reading about my Card Candy as much I did making them!
Card Stock: SU Hunter Green, Crumb Cake, Real Red; Very Vanilla
DSP: Tim Holtz 8X8 Yuletide Paper Stash, Echo Park Holly Berry; Cardboard
Ink: Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Fired Brick Forest Moss, Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks Mushroom, Cranberry, Aqua, Sunshine Yellow, Purple Twilight, Versafine Black
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Christmas Nostalgia, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Scribbly Christmas, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Calendar 2 Set. SU Scentsational Seasons
Dies: - Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens, Tim Holtz Sizzix Movers & Shapers Mini Reindeer & 25, Tim Holtz Sizzix Movers & Shapers Bottle Cap & Stamp, SU Little Letters Die
Punches: SU Tag Topper
Embossing Powder - Ranger Black Sparkle
Misc - Ranger Wonder Tape , Darice Rusty Bells, Ranger Perfect Pearls Biscotti Ranger Glossy Accents, Zva White Half Pearls, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mirrors Stars , Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Distresser, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Twine, Various EK Success Corner Rounder