Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sweet Centers

For the recent Fall Festival, I made some Sweet Centers samples with the Sweet Treat Cups from the Holiday mini, pp. 6-7. Someone on SCS has figured out a way to make a slider door on the back of the cup, so you don't have to ruin the card to get the candy out - very ingenious! This set is super cute for children's parties or for a festive card for co-workers!


The Jelly Belly Halloween lollipop we made at club in August.

Christmas ornament filled with Buffalo snow. This sample also uses patterned paper from the Christmas Cocoa DSP pack. It has a shimmer to it - very pretty! The snowflakes are from the Snow Swirled set, and the ribbon is also from the Holiday mini, Mistletoe pg. 33. Shhhhh, here is a secret - we are going to use lots of Holiday mini accessories at Stamp Camp on November 10.

Valentine's treat - I filled the cup with bits of metallic wrapping paper, just for something different.

One of my favorites - a Happy Birthday balloon with Shaving Cream background. This was my first time with Shaving Cream, and I am hooked! Haven't tried it? Fill a container with shaving cream and flatten out with a wooden stick. Add a few drops of classic reinker (Bashful Blue here) and swirl as desired with your stick. Put your Whisper White cardstock facedown into the shaving cream, remove and wipe off with a paper towel. It's that simple! Play with the colors, but for my tiny sampling, I found that mixing two dark colors together (e.g. Old Olive and Perfect Plum) may give you a muddy look that isn't so desired. It seems staying with pastel colors or just one color may be a safe bet to begin with.

Most of these cards were partially CASE'd from samples on SCS. You can check the gallery out for many more ideas!

What other ideas can you think of for filling these cups? Candy corn and Jelly Bellies are great choices since they are so colorful... A simple way to make a shaker card... A clean way to make a gel card... The sky's the limit!

Thanks for stopping by!

Edit 10/15/09: Hot off the presses... another one with blue hair gel and Animal Stories stamp set. You don't have to have the Sweet Centers set to have fun! The waves were made with the 3/4" circle punch. I also used Brocade Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White, and the gorgeous Organza ribbon. I love this idea - thanks to Lydia (aka Understand Blue) for it! This is a perfect birthday card for my swimming friend! :)

Side view.

Edit 10/17/09: I can't stop playing with these stamps and cups! More ideas for you...

Here is a little 3 x 3" card with festive and colorful candy corn, and this card has a slider pull-out so you can get the candy out without destroying the card. Colors: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Black.

And this stamp reminded me of a cute idea I saw at Virginia Regionals last year. Remember those little toys where you have to get all the little BB balls into the holes? Well, I made a little BB toy box myself. Working from the bottom, it has a Rich Razzleberry box base, then layered on Basic Black, Cork, and Whisper White stamped with Old Olive and Basic Black ink. The top of the box is made with acetate, and then the box sides are finished off with Rich Razzleberry polka dot grosgrain ribbon.

Here is the sideview of the box. Fun to make!

Edit 10/25/09: One of the Make & Takes we made at the Syracuse shoebox swap yesterday, designed by Kris (Conductorchik). The tail feathers are a slider to get the candy out.

What ideas do you have for this set? I'd love to make some more things!

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