Monday, August 2, 2010

I LOVE little stuff!! ...And Candy!

So the Petal Card Punch was one of my first purchases in the new catalog! Then when I got it and realized how small the actual punched piece was, I was a little stumped for what to do with it! But then I saw that another demonstrator stuck it together along three sides (like I did here), and she put a miniatures candy in it (I think like a Snickers or Three Muskateers mini). Well, I made one and the candy didn't fit in it that well for me - it was little chunky to squeeze in.

So I've been on the hunt for "skinnier" candy - but it had to be 1" wide or less! The silly little things I do!! - Oh well, IT IS all about the candy!!

....And I did find candies that fit in it that I like!! ....And I had a lot of fun decorating the outsides too! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the little things that I used to decorate these!

This one has a Crystal Light Cherry Pomegranate hard candy in it (You know for those days that you try to be "good" about eating candy - It's sugar free, 50% fewer calories than regular hard candy, has antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E - ya, ya, ya - why bother huh?).

Then for the outside I used the Flower Fusion Sizzlit (Love this!) in Daffodil, and the Little Leaves Sizzlit in Pear. And it Needed a tag from the Tiny Tags set - how fun huh?

Then I made a quick one out of Baja Breeze - and along with my favorite color cardstock, I had to put in one of my favorite candies - and YESSS! I found it in a miniature size - a Heath Bar! And, No.... it isn't sugar free, or low calorie, or full of vitamins - well, maybe calcium in the milk - you know, "milk" chocolate!

OK, anyway, I used the Just Believe set and the Fabulous Phrases (lovin' that font style!). And, I used the super sweet Chantillly crochet trim.

By the way, the quarter is there so you can see how small these really are!

And this third one I made with the flower brad (and it has a self-adhesive Rhinestone jewel on the center - I just love what those do for the flower brads!). I used the stem/leaves piece from the Cheep Talk set. And inside this one, the good old, Hershey's Nuggets fit inside! I should buy stock in that company - those Nuggets just work in all our projects!! And they're perfect for wrapping with a 1" x 3" scrap of DSP!

I used lots of scraps for all these little guys! They were so fun to make!



Mary Cavalier said...

Those are so cute! Love your ideas.

KMurray said...

Julie you do this so well!

Shari Winterstein said...

These are adorable. Thanks for blessing my evening. :)

CRYSTAL said...'ve just made me want the punch that I was sure I didn't want!!! ;-b tfs