Friday, July 18, 2008

Sweetest Somethings!

Happy Friday!

Hope everyone is having a great week and looking forward to another weekend. The design team over on STAMP SOMETHING has had a super busy week trying to choose 5 more entries to vote on for our August guest designer spot. Thanks to everyone who played along, it was a tough tough TOUGH decision, you are all super talented stampers! But, we do now have 5 new projects and a new viewer poll for our visitors to add their vote. There's also a mystery blog candy chance for those of you who help us choose another finalist. Head on over and cast a vote for your favorite "Triple Play" project!

STAMP SOMETHING also has another new weekly challenge posted for you too! Our design team member Lauren, has come up with a very tasty challenge this week! It's called the "Sweetest Somethings!" Make us a project using candy. You can alter candy, stamp candy, eat candy, etc...just include candy in some way or another on your project this week. That sounds like fun, doesn't it? And yummy too! :)


Here's my project! I chose to make a card and treat bag combo. I used Skittles as my candy inspiration, love these yummy treats!

The card is a base of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, layered with Real Red cardstock and Summer Picnic DSP. I then made a window using more Pumpkin and Red cardstock and a piece of acetate for the window. The window is filled with yummy Skittles! I had to use 5 layers of foam tape to make the window deep enough to hold the candy pieces, so I wrapped a piece of grosgrain ribbon around the entire piece to hide the foam tape.

The sentiment is from Pun Fun and is stamped in red and punched on layered ovals. I added some Fire circle rhinestone brads for some sparkle.

For the candy bag, I used a clear medium cello bag from Stampin' Up! and filled it with Skittles. Then I attached a tag, which has been stamped with the strawberry from Tart & Tangy, and tied with grosgrain ribbon and a piece of hemp twine. I added another Fire circle rhinestone, but popped this one out of the brad and adhered it with crystal effects. I also added crystal effects to the strawberry to make it shine!

Thanks for taking a look at my sweet candy project, I hope you stop on over to STAMP SOMETHING and check out the yummy design team creations! Be sure to vote while you're there too. Have a sweet time stamping something this week! Happy Stamping! :)

11 comments:

Lauren said...

Yummy! Skittles are so good. I really love your ensemble Denise. SO fun!

Alexandra said...

this is totally cute Denise - I love the brightness of the skittle, what a fun take on the challenge (and yummy too, I love skittles!)

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Erin... said...

Bright, fun and yummy!!! Love the added touches of shine!! Have a fun weekend:)

Becky Carafa said...

Oooo, I love skittles too! This is sooo yummy, great job on the window (5 layers, wowzers!)

Melissa said...

What a fabulous idea!! It's so bright and cheery that the recipient is bound to LOVE it! Excellent job Denise!

Many Blessings,
M.

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

SO bright and cheery! I love it!!!

scrapnnMO said...

Denise this project is soo adorable! Love it! :)

Cindy said...

WOw, that's one awesome window card! I love your colorful row of gems at the bottom. Very very cute!

malieta said...

Your project is super cute Denise! I love your card and the window with the skittles peeping through is genius!!! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Jo said...

This is fabulous Denise and what a great use of Skittles. So fresh and colourful and love how you've used them on the card :)

Cassie said...

this is just too cute Denise!! I love it!!