Sunday, March 25, 2012

PTI March Blog Hop ~ Aqua & Yellow

It's the 25th of the month and that means PTI March Blog Hop time!  This month, Nichole has given us this fantastic pic to inspire us!  What's not to love about this pic?  The colors!  The candy!  The cheeriness!  
I wanted a card that had the same feel and, most importantly, to include CANDY!  I don't know about you, but I have to buy tools and supplies that can do double or even triple duty.  I bought the spinner dies a few months ago thinking I could use the long straight die for text box cut outs and popsicle stick shapes.  Now I can add candy holder to the list!
I used a clear gift goodie bag and fashioned it into a loose tube.  A ziplock bag or a tube bag would probably work too.  You want it a little loose because you will adhere the bag to the back of the cut out and push the candies through to the other side.  I used Lemonhead candies that fit perfectly!  Just think of all the other candies that could work with this technique!  
The front is finished off with a few chevron die cuts from my new My Favorite Things dies (love them!) and a rosette!  This one was so much fun to make and my mind is going crazy thinking of all the other candies I could try:)

I'm off to visit the other blog hoppers!  I know I'll see all kinds of fun stuff today!  As always, thanks so much for visiting!
{Aloha, jj} 

Stamps: Think Big #12 (PTI)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Sea Breeze (Mark's Finest Papers), Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Turquoise Dot (My Minds Eye), Yellow Dot (DCVW)
Embellishments: Embossing powder, button, twine
Tools: Spinner Die (PTI), Chevron Dies (My Favorite Things), Corner Chomper 
Other: Clear gift baggie, Lemonhead candies

35 comments:

  1. This is so clever!!! Love this!!

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  2. What a happy card! Genius idea with the candies and the spinner die! Thanks for the tips, too.

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  3. Genius!!
    Card AND candy!! :)
    I love this more than words can say...
    and you are so incredibly creative...
    just WOW!!
    And just so you know...
    I'll be stealing this idea too! ;)
    *giggle*

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  4. Too clever! Great job with the inspiration photo.

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  5. Great idea! Love how you included the candy.

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  6. JJ, I LOVE your candy holder! The chevron stripes are so cute . Just wonderful!

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  7. Wow--what an amazing card. I love how you got literal with that image, and actually used candy. Will be copying you! Also, need to check out that chevron die. It looks so fun.

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  8. Adorable card! I love your idea for the packaging!

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  9. What a brilliant idea!! Great card!

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  10. Ahhhh, that candy is such a great addition to your fun card JJ!

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  11. Oh JJ, how I love your creativity...not only do you make the most clever cards, they are always so beautiful, too! Although I am a bit mad...somehow I missed hearing about the chevron dies, and now you've pointed me straight in their direction, bad enabler you ;)!!

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  12. This is brilliant! What an awesome (and yummy!) way to use that die cut! Love the turquoise and yellow and those awesome chevrons. Hope you've had a lovely weekend!

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  13. you just blew my mind away with your crafty geniousness!!! this is awesome and I'm definitely gonna steal this idea someday. hope that's ok:)

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  14. Such a fun card, gr8 idea to add the candy strip.

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  15. So clever! I love the rosette embellishment, too! Great job on the challenge!

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  16. OMG.......You are a genius! Love how adorable and "sweet" this is!

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  17. Too cute! What a clever card!

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  18. amazing design and so clever. Love that chevron die and how you used the mover's die.

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  19. Wow! You are one creative lady. Love this idea for the slider. the rosette on your card is perfect. Love the chevrons too!

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  20. Beautiful card! I love mft dies! great job!

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  21. Fantatsic card, I love your innovation.

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  22. Oh My Goodness.....this card is totally rad.....lemonheads....just awesome!!!

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  23. The cleverness of you! Love this idea! TFS :) Hugs~

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  24. What a fabulous idea!!! I totally love all the details in your fun little card!!! Awesome!!

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  25. ACK! Super cute and what a great idea!

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  26. soooo cute idea!! I love how you packed the candy into the card so attractively. Love it!

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  27. The queen of rosettes strikes again :) Love the button & twine finish - and those candies? Genius!

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  28. What a super cute card and great idea to use the spinner die to hold that candy roll! This card will be loved by anyone who receives it! Love it!

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  29. Oh wow how creative!!! CUTE :)

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  30. JJ, what a gorgeous fun card, complete with candies!! I LOVE the idea. Awesome!!

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  31. I simply love how you took it one step further and actually included the candy too :0) Great use of the die and a perfect treat card.
    Jenny x

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  32. What a GREAT idea!!! I love that you took the candy element from the inspiration photo literally :) And those chevrons are just awesome!

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