Welcome to the Candy Day Blog Hop!
This Candy Blog Hop will run for 2 days. If you came from Alicia's Blog you are in right spot. But you want to start the fun at Haidee's Blog.
You will find unique ideas that have to do with candy. We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way. And give you some crafty ideas.
Be sure to leave a comment at each hop to show some Bloggie Love and to qualify to win a PRIZE. (Squeee!!!!) It would bee sweet if you 'follow' too.
|$10 gift card. You will able to choose 1 from the 3 stores!!! One winner will win their choice of gift cards.|
*WINNER MUST CHECK Haidee's Blog ON MONDAY, JULY 21*
Even though it's been quite a while since I participated in a hop or posted crafty things... I've been busy doing just that. Most everything I've given away and forgotten to take photos. Brain drain. Ugh. But I thought... "Why not? I love sweet things... Hm... My anniversary is coming up... and I usually procrastinate and make something the day before..." So... Since it's not until October, I did the unthinkable! I did not procrastinate. It is done.
"What's done?" you may ask. Um... I not only did one card. I did two! (So that I can choose which one I like better, as the day gets closer. You know how it is...) And since my husband isn't really all lovey-dovey and romantic and sentimental... I decided to go with corny candy-themed cards.
I designed both of them in Cricut Design Space. Oh how I love this program. Well... I did, until Wednesday night. You know. When they did the "final" update. Ugh.
"Stuff" I did not design
Notice the Word Art? Yeah... I had to make that work. It was originally supposed to be printed on the card, then the card cut with all these fancy-type edges via the Cricut Explore. Not happening. It was/is frustrating. But I have all the confidence in the world that Cricut is getting it together to get all the bugs out (no pun intended).
Will my husband notice? Eh... If he gets this card... probably not. He doesn't notice the little creative touches. He only notices the "wet" glue. Surprise for him this year... It will be VERY dry! (Kudos to me for getting them done WAY in advance this year!!!)
Onto the second card...
I was able to flatten (so it prints the image instead of cutting multiple layers) this image ...), add text, then print and cut it. (supposed to be cotton candy. I think it looks like an ice cream cone. My 10yo got all excited... "Cotton Candy!!!!" I'm glad she figured it out.) This one worked out hunky dory.
Again. I love craft paper. I think it looks rather rustic. And I'm a re-type of gal.
I wasn't able to change the colors in the flattening of a subscribed image (way cheaper than purchasing all of Cricut's unlicensed cartridges and/or images). I would've created my own image and uploaded it, but... I haven't quite hopped into that yet except to work with photos in the new software. And so... to offset the pink (because the card is for a man), I again used the blue Broken China of the Distressed Ink collection. Yes... I could've made it cleaner, but I really like that brushed distressed effect. I also added the blue gingham ribbon, just to bring it out a tad more.
We R Memory Keepers strikes again. Yes... a Crop-o-Dile corner-rounder. This time in "stub". I love ticket stubs. And I definitely think cotton candy fits just that. Circus, anyone?
So... I use clear-drying caulking. Love it. And if you've ever looked at some of my other projects, you'll see I use it... a. lot. It's fabulous and streams out like a thick glue, easily controllable, and (the best part) much cheaper than the foam dots. If you are down to your last bit (which I am NEVER, as I keep stocked up on that stuff!), you can simply use a cotton swab or small paint brush to re-distribute your caulking around on your project! Win, WIN!
The finished project is above... but I just wanted you to see how the caulking adds dimension above the ribbon. So sweet!
Still not sure which card I'll give to my hubby, and what I put inside is just for us... But I have a couple of months to think about it and
Now... I'm kinda hungry and in need of something sweet. I'll go grab me a piece of chocolate. Since it's summer, I'm stocked up on frozen Snickers! Yum!
Your Next SWEET stop is Sarah's Blog. She's got something scrumptious created for you!
Here is a list of the line up. Just in case if you get lost:
Haidee - Created2BUnique
Alicia - Golden Goddess Designs
Lisa (that's me!) - Lisa's Little Bits
Sarah - Crazy About Cards!
Liz - Scrapilicous Life
Miranda - Nana's Scrap Spot
Connie - Connie Can Crop
Barbara - Craftin' with Barbara
Angela - 3 Crazy Monkeys by the Beach
Jessi - My Life In Arts n' Crafts
Remember... Come back to Haidee's Blog on Monday, July 21 to see IF you are the WINNER. Good luck and (blog)hop on!