Saturday, August 11, 2018

Candy Card Instructions

Cut with decorative scissors
Curve top with scissors.
Insert candy or battery tealight to shine through a vellum card.

Die cut circle folded over

1) Cut cardstock to 2 3/4" x 8 1/2" and score as shown at 3 3/4" and 4 3/4". You'll get 4 per sheet of
8 1/2" x 11" cardstock.

2) Stamp the front design and be sure to add a sentiment on the reverse side!

3) Fold and insert a 2" x 3" reclosable bag filled with your treat. (These are available at craft stores,    generally near the beading supplies.)

4) Using a hand punch, punch holes through all layers of cardstock and the top edge of the sealed         bag.

5) Tie with ribbon and then cut the top decorative edge as desired.  The Candy Card page in our Card Gallery shows many different ways to finish the top.  Be creative!  If you use a die, make that cut prior to step #4.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Retirement from Show Travel

we have been to travel the past 20 years to conventions across the country.

We have completed our 2018 convention schedule and this was our final year to travel to conventions, but you will continue to find your favorites on our website.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Ghirardelli Candy Holder

This cute little holder for a square of Ghirardelli candy was easy to make with a few scored lines and some tape.  The tag features our new Holiday Calories Don't Count stamp, 178, which I embellished with a die cut snowflake.

I used a 4 5/8" scalloped circle die (from the now discontinued Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles Nestabilities Dies) and scored to fit the candy.

Happy stamping!


Halloween French Fry Box

I recently purchased a French fry box die and found it is the perfect size to use our circle stamps as an embellishment.  I used our Halloween circle, I09, and the cute tag on top features our new Eat Your Vegetables stamp, C35.  Who wouldn't love a bag of candy corn with dry roasted nuts for a snack.  Yum!

Happy stamping,

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Reindeer Candy Tube

Our new reindeer noses stamp, C36, paired with our reindeer stamp, E137, makes an adorable tag to add to the candy tube filled with Whoppers and Atomic FireBalls.

The mission to purchase Atomic FireBalls led me to 8 stores with no success and finally the 9th store, Hobby Lobby, was a success. If you don't have a Hobby Lobby, I found a candy called Cherry Sours at Target and also at a Jelly Belly bulk display that are similar in size to the FireBalls.

Our new fall designs will be online tomorrow.  It's never to early to start planning!

Happy stamping,


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Word Search

Our new word search stamp can be used for at least 12 different occasions.  Here is the guide we have on display at the shows showing the hidden words.

Our card gallery features several new cards using this fun new design.
Happy stamping!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Snowman Treat Pouch

Front and side view of this fun little treat pouch -- another cute project to make with our
 E149 Snowman face.

Start with a 5" x 5" piece of lightweight cardstock and add the patterned papers and face as shown below.
I inked and stamped one dot from the face to make the buttons.   B06 Holly was stamped in black and colored in with green and red.

The green strips are 5/8" x 7/8" x 5" and the red belt is 5/8" x 5" plus a piece for the tie.  Black embroidery floss is the fringe.

On the reverse, use adhesive on the side back edge and the top edge and the bottom edge.  First attach the side forming a cylinder.  Glue the top edge flat, taking care to not let the bottom glue shut.  Insert treat and then fold the body the opposite direction and seal the bottom.

A  crimper is cute used on the top and bottom edges if your paper is not too thick. 

Happy Stamping!