This month’s challenge for my monthly swap club was to come up with some card candy…mmm…I have not made card candy before so had to put my thinking cap on. For those of you who don’t know what card candy is, it is little embellishments that you make to give to someone who can then use those embellishments on their cards or scrapbook pages – they are alot of fun to make :-)

After much thought, I decided to make my card candy using Designer Series Papers to highlight another way in which you can use these wonderful papers – they are so versatile and are not just for scrapbooking pages…and what about this – AS A THANK YOU GIFT I WILL BE MAILING ONE OF THESE CUTE CARD CANDY GIFTS TO EVERYONE WHO PLACES AN ORDER FOR MERCHANDISE THROUGH ME FROM NOW UNTIL MAY 31st – so place an order today and you will receive one of these in the mail very soon…if you scroll down you will see one of these complete and ready to mail in it’s packaging with a bag topper – didn’t they turn out cute? :-)

I decided to use the Bella Rose DSP pack as it works so well with butterflies and flowers – I cut a base of acetate and each candy is attached to it with a glue dot – the recipient can peel off the candy and use it as she wants. I will package my candies in a clear envelope with a topper made of more cute DSP. Now for the details of how I made my candies…

Just for You tag – uses the Scallop Oval Punch along with a stamp from the co-ordinating Oval All set, both of which you can find in the Occasions Mini Catalog on pg 8 – I also used the Large Oval Punch to punch out the sentiment which is stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, so that I could layer it using Dimensionals onto the Chocolate Chip Scallop Oval base.

Butterfly – is die cut using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (pg 196) – you can’t see the detail but I actually cut a red butterfly which is layered underneath the top pink one – I joined them using glue at the center seam and the top pink wings are folded slightly upwards to give a 3-D effect. I used Pink Duo Beads (pg 180) for the body of the butterfly.

Flower – is made using the Scallop Circle Punch and the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch – I used Dimensionals to attach the green circle to the base and used my Paper Piercing Tool to make little holes in the scallop edge.

Circle with flower – I took a Clear Button (pg 176) and cut out a brown circle using my 1″ Circle Punch and then used a glue dot in the center of it and attached the button on top. I then took a flower from Flower Fusion Too (pg 177) and inserted a Vintage Brad (pg 174) and used a glue dot to attach it to the button.

Tag – I used my Large Tag Punch to cut the tag and made a hole in the top and threaded through a piece of 1/4″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain. I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock using my Word Window Punch and attached it to the tag using a glue dot and a Vintage Brad. I then used a rub-on from Planter Box (pg 173) and stamped Thanks using a stamp from Trendy Trees (pg 91). Finally I used my Paper Piercing Tool to add a little something to the bottom edge.

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ALL orders for merchandise received by me this week will qualify for free card candy – as well as being entered for my Monthly Prize draw, details of which you can find to the right – AND if you place an order through me for merchandise of *$100+ before May 31st you will get to choose one package of Designer Series Papers for FREE! You can find out more about this promotion and other specials offers by visiting my website at

*$100 in merchandise before S&H and sales taxes are applied on top of this

Please note that the DSP and cardstock that I use to make the Card Candy might vary from the photograph above due to availability of DSP that I have to hand – what you receive might be made with different papers but the designs will be the same as shown above :-)
Using DSP to make Card Candy…
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  • August 3, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I like the combination of the butterflies and flowers. Both are looking great to see. Thanks for the post. Keep it up.

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