When I saw these Candy Jars by Impression Obsession, I was immediately taken back to my childhood. I've lived in different states, towns and cities, but they always had dime stores; and my brother and I loved it when we were given a chance to go pick out some penny candy. The reason it was such a treat is because it was such a rare opportunity. One I still remember and treasure today; drooling over the varieties and trying to make a choice with the few coins I had. My mom and brother (as well as my children now) were *hard candy* lovers. I always went for the chewy stuff myself. So the Candy Sticks in this image really stood out to me. You see, when I go to the local candy store to get candy apples, I always bring back some hard candy sticks because my kids love them. Again, this is a rare treat for them, just like it was for me, because we don't do it that often. Maybe they'll have some fond memories like I do. (These two boxes will be going on their desks tonight as a sweet surprise. )
Anyway...on to the card.
I loved coloring these varieties. And to give the rock candy a bit more realism, I added some Ultrafine Transparent Glitter with my Quickie Glue Pen to give them some sparkle. The jar lids were colored with a silver pen, and the sentiment on top is from the JustRite set Celebrations Demi Phrases.
Michelle carries Martha Stewart Punches now, and I'm a punch-a-holic. So, of course, I had to use a couple on here: the New Scallop Edge, and the Flourish border. I ink distressed the papers with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress Ink), and ran my Ink Distress Tool (SU) over the papers lightly to give it all a more vintage feel. To finish it all off, I added some Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon and some Chocolate PTI buttons, (as well as a miscellaneous button from my stash), and some Natural Burlap String (May Arts).
The little boxes were made with a template that my dear friend Laurie designed awhile back to hold pencils. You can find the template HERE. I thought they'd be perfect to hold these little treats...and the were!! All the measurements were done for me...woot!! I just shortened mine to 5" so the candy would show a bit more, and added Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon and some PTI Wooden Buttons.
The yummy Lil' Man Cosmo Cricket paper can all be found at Stamper's Dream too, as well as the images, ribbon, and just about everything you might need to make a card. Michelle even ships out of the country, and almost always by the next day! Talk about service.
That sums up today's project!!
Happy Weekend ya'll!!
And Happy Stamping too!!
Stamps: Candy Jars (Impression Obsession), Celebration Demi Phrases (JustRite)
Paper: Lil' Man (Cosmo Cricket), Birchtone Light, Medium and Dark, and Simply Smooth (Prismatics)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Rectangle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Border Punches (Martha Stewart), Swiss Dot and Distressed Diamonds Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug), Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon and Natural Burlap String (May Arts), Buttons (PTI and miscellaneous), Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Hot glue, Dimensional Tape, Candy Sticks, Copics, Silver Pen