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Card Candy Swap

March 28, 2017

Hey, thanks for stopping by today.  I recently took part in a card candy swap, and I wanted to share it with you.  Card candy is a decoration used in card making, or a focal point.  So I made 5 identical pieces, sent them to a central location, and got back different pieces I can turn into cards.  How cool is that?

This card candy swap was organized by StampNation, and if you haven’t checked them out, you’re missing out.  It’s a community of crafters, and they have classes, challenges, and tons of tutorials.  It’s a great way to learn new techniques, share your creations, and make new friends.

Well, I’m pretty excited to share my cards with you, so here they are:

This piece had so much color, I didn’t want to detract from it.  I die cut a piece of white cardstock with a Stitched Rectangle Die from Simon Says Stamp.  Then I used an embossing folder from Paper Studio, and adhered it to a purple card base with tape runner.  I added the card candy to the center with foam tape, and it’s done.

My friend’s daughter just had a birthday, so I think she’ll love this card.  I trimmed down a piece of sky blue cardstock and added a piece of twine I twisted to look like rope.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white at the bottom, and attached all the layers to my white card base with lots of foam tape.  It still felt a little plain, so I added lots of pearls to tie it all together.

This card candy, along with the next two, came from the same person.  I added two strips of paper to the card base with tape runner, and popped up the card candy and the sentiment with foam tape.  I sprinkled a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh across the card, and added details to the chocolates with a white gel pen.

I think I’m going to save this card for my husband, so I kept the details to a minimum.  Just a piece of swiss dotted paper, and some foam tape to pop up the sentiment.  I added a little clear Wink Of Stella to the blue wrapper, and some Glossy Accents to the hearts.

I love the brown and blue of this card.  I added brown cardstock to the front of a white notecard with tape runner, and cut a few banners from blue marbled cardstock.  I added Salty Ocean Distress Ink to the edges of the oval die cut with a Mini Ink Blending Tool, to tie it in with the background.  I attached the banners and the sentiment with foam tape.

I cut down my card base to 5″ square, and adhered blue scrapbook paper to the upper right corner with tape runner.  I heat embossed a Recollections sentiment in white, and attached the wreath in the lower left corner.

I love all the detail in this card candy, so I didn’t want to take away from it.  I trimmed down a piece of plaid paper, heat embossed a Hero Arts sentiment in white, and attached it to the card base with foam tape.  I added a little Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink over the sentiment with a Mini Ink Blending Tool to make it stand out.  On the inside, I’m planning to write, “Somebunny loves you.”

And a bonus piece from Catherine Pooler, head of StampNation!  I love all the color and details on her candy, so I kept the rest of the design simple.  I attached 2 sheets of 6 x 6 paper to a square card base at an angle, and trimmed off the excess before attaching my card candy with tape runner.

Have you ever made or received card candy?  Let me know in the comments, and I hope to see you again soon.