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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Candy Jar...

Bugaboo provided "Candy Jar"
I am on a mission to build up my inventory of Birthday cards... March always wipes me out with about 12 - 15 birthdays.  So when 613 Ave C offered an Anything Goes challenge pairing up with Bugaboo as a sponsor - "Candy Jar" became a perfect choice.   

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]

  • Started with an A2, left fold cut using CS with dual colors - [peach & white] and ran it thru an E-folder for the harlequin design.  All corners were rounded.
  • Used sandpaper to lightly sand the raised embossing revealing the white core of the paper.
  • Focal digi image printed twice - one was used as the base & the other was colored with Copics, fussy cut, Sculpted and mounted on foam tape for elevation.  The digi banner was handled in the same manner 
  • as above & then I doodled ties on each end to visually "attach" it to the background..
  • Added elements include a punched tag with a sentiment tucked under the candy, a ribbon tied around the neck of the jar & three Candi colored with matching Copics mounted on foam tape down the lower right for balance.
  • Inside features a punched birthday sentiment and a tag for my message.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Crafting from the Heart #15 – ATG
Sweet Stamps #166 – Sweets
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Sweet Stampin' – No DP
Craftitude #62 – ATG or Spring/Easter
OSAAT #210 – ATG
Quirky Crafts #9 – Something beginning with S... [Sweets, Suckers]


IMAGES:  The focal image is from Bugaboo; Sentiment on the front tag is from a collection called "Ink It" ; inside sentiment was created with a MS punch.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; Peach & White CS from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: White Candi colored with Copics; shear/satin ribbon from stash; Marvy Uchida Punch used for the sentiment tag.
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics; "Black Onyx" VersaFine Ink used for front sentiment.

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Hi Ginny, love the sanded/embossed background and your yummy candy jar. Wonderful card for your stash.

  2. Stunning card so colourful and cheerful Ginny x

  3. Lovely very 'sweet card!' thank you for joining Quirky Crafts for my challenge this time round!!

    ((Lyn)) DT

  4. Very nice Ginny! Love that you have followed up on the inside. It is always so nice to get a card like that. You have really put alot into many layers and dimensions. Thanks so much for coming to OSAAT and good luck with the prize. Best, Samara DT One Stitch at a time.

  5. Your candy in your jar looks good enough to eat. lol A great idea and super card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  6. Perfectly sweet card fit for the challenge love it!!

  7. Hi Ginny, just love the abstract palette of this beauty. The texture and details gives that finishing touch. Thanks for your sweet luv

  8. Super Sweet, no pun intended ;-) Thank you for participating with us over at "Through the Craft Room Door" Hope to see you again soon. Melanie, DT

  9. An adorably sweet card Ginny, love it!

  10. Oh Ginny, I love what you've created here with that lovely Bugaboo image. the colours are just lovely too. Great job.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at One Stitch at a Time in our Anything Goes challenge. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  11. Love this, ~ginny! It's fun and bright. The embossed and sanded background looks awesome and the way you fastened the ribbon around the neck of the jar is brilliant. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes/Spring or Easter Challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. Love visiting your blog!

  12. Great card! Thanks for joining our challenge at OSAAT. ~Anne Lise ~

  13. What a great card and those are super colours you've used in your candy jar. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x


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