Friday, August 24, 2007

Card Candy, Blog Candy and a Challenge!

I was searching around on Splitcoast Stampers, and I came across something called card candy. Most of you probably know what this is, but for those who don't, it's little stamped embellishments that you can stick on a card or scrapbook page - you don't have to do the work!

So now I've been busy making card candy to give out as door prizes at my fall workshops. These are a few of the samples I've come up with. I wanted people to be able to use them, but still package them nicely, so to package them, I put a dimensional on the back of each tag, then a glue dot onto the dimensional backing. Then I stuck the whole thing to the cardstock piece with the glue dot, so that when people go to use the "sticker", the dimensional backing is still there and the candy is usable (I hope that makes sense!).

I CASEd the first set (the Christmas ones) from ddstamps on Splitcoast. I just loved her colours (Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and Blue Bayou) and the Perfect Presentation hostess set just lends itself so nicely to this project. Then I think I got the hang of it, so I tried designing my own. I wanted to use different colour schemes, so workshop guests can choose the card candy that they like (I will be making more - these are so much fun to do!). So for the second set I used Blush Blossom, Almost Amethyst and Sage Shadow with the Priceless set. For the third set, I used Old Olive, River Rock and Bravo Burgundy with the Baroque Motifs and In the Spotlight stamp sets. You can click on the images to get a close-up view.

After I made the candy, I cut a piece of cardstock to mount them on (it's 3 1/2 x 2 7/8"), put dimensionals on the backs, then glue dots as I described above, and stuck the candy on the cardstock. I stamped my information on the back. This piece fit perfectly into the small flat cellophane bags that Stampin' Up! carries. I then stapled a cardstock strip across the top, stamped on a strip of neutral cardstock as a label, then adhered that to the topper. On the back, I stamped the "to/from" stamp from Perfect Presentation. Here's a photo of the back of the candy package.

Now, on to the blog candy! I am offering up some card candy as blog candy, but there's a challenge involved! All you need to do is come up with your own card candy and post it on your blog or Splitcoast gallery. Then leave me a comment with a link to your card candy photo for one entry. For an extra entry, mention this challenge on your blog with a link here (let me know in your comment that you've done this). You can enter as many times as you'd like with different card candy photos. I will have choose a number to determine the winner. I will leave this open until Tuesday, August 28, then choose a number on Wednesday. The winner will get five different packages of Card Candy.


Alexandra said...

I saw these card candies at a recent demo meeting and thought they were the cutest things! And, now you have darling ones posted -hmmm...I think I might have to give them a try *wink* TFS!


KardKrazy said...

Very well done! Just love 'em!

Corie said...

Love all of them -- great idea. I was going to do these for my hostess gifts too.

Betty said...

Here is my card. I'm in the midst of creating my blog. Awesome candy btw.


Helen & Co. said...

Thanks for the link - great help!
These card candy thingies are BEAUTIFUL!! I've not even heard of them before!
Thanks again,

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

AWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOME!!! I have been looking ( and asking others) for input on the card candy...I LOVE your idea and inspiration!! Thanks so much!1 Blessings.....