Shana Gaff
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sweets for the Sweet!

Oooh, the challenge at CASology is a fun one this week!
We have tons of Halloween candy around here so I am definitely feeling the sugar high!  I never buy candy and rarely even have any, so I am BAD whenever there is a holiday when the kids bring home tons of it.  I knew right away when I saw this theme I wanted to do a candy card!  It fit in perfect with the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary because I knew I wanted to have three lollipops on my card.
I am not positive, but I am pretty sure this is the first time I have used Sweets for the Sweet.  The stamps look pretty clean!  I may have used the pinwheels, but definitely not the lollipops.  It is funny how some stamps out of a set get used over and over again, while others remain untouched!  I need to set a goal to start using stamps that I have never used before out of sets.  Then maybe I wouldn't feel so bad when the sets retire and I have to sell them!
I decided to do two cards at once for this one since it was so simple.  I need to do this more often.  I already have the mess out, so why not?  The card bases are 5 1/2" square.
After I embossed the Chevrons I took my Illuminate Watermark Ink Pad and swiped it across the cardstock for some glimmer.  I love this effect!  The candy pieces are covered with Dazzling Diamonds that I adhered with Crystal Effects.  They look yummy enough to eat!

Stamp Set: Sweets for the Sweet
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, piercing tool, Chevron Embossing Folder, 1" Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Accessories: Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Illuminate Watermark Ink Pad
 




16 comments:

  1. Oh, I love your sparkly lollipops! If it's any consolation, I'm on my 3rd Mars bar today! lol! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  2. Shana your lollipops are fantastic, love the shimmer. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  3. Oh my goodness! These look SOOO yummy! Love how they look all sugared up! Yum!! Love this card! Thanks so much for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  4. Those lollipops looks sugar-y delicious!! Love all the texture with the embossed background. Great piercing detail.

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  5. Those candies look good enough to eat!! Love all the little extra touches you put on these cards! And, of course, chevron is always good in my book! :) Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!

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  6. oh those little lollipops are absolutely yummy!! great CAS cards... thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  7. Your candies are so pretty. Never would have thought to use those like you did. So nice to see you playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!

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  8. Oh cute...those lollipops look real with the sparkle on them! Clever! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  9. I love your card...the lollipops look good enough to eat! I don't always remember to make two cards when I"m making them either...I need to get better at that! These are really festive Christmas cards. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

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  10. Super 'sweet' card! Love the glittery lollipops and the shimmer on the embossing!

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  11. Totally too cute!

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  12. Your lollipops look amazing and I love the chevrons in the background! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  13. Love your yummy lollipops ~ very cute card!

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  14. What an awesome card! Those candies look good enough to eat! :-) Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  15. Goodness gracious - this is sooooo cute and soooo creative. LOVE it! Hugs D

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  16. Perfect image for the sketch...so super sweet! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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