Category Archives: Card Candy

Card candy swaps – group 1 pix

It’s a pic rich day today as I share the fantastic swaps I got back from the first card candy swap group. If you missed yesterday’s post I shared the card candy that I made using the Easy Events set and these are the candies I got in return.

From Carolyn Exwood, using Everything Eleanor:

candy 1

From Joanne French, using Clearly for You:

card candy 2

From Alison, using It’s a Wrap:

card candy 3

From Sandra Roberts, using Pennant Parade:

card candy 4

From Valerie Moody, using Letter It/Beau Chateau:

card candy 5

From Lindsey Mortimer, using Everything Eleanor:

card candy 6

From Elaine Smith, using Beautiful Season:

card candy 7

From Emma Daye, using Under the Big Top:

card candy 8

From Nicky Dexter, using Vintage Vogue:

card candy 9

I’ll be back with a card tomorrow.

Sara xx

Easy Events card candy

easy events card candy close up

Here’s the first set of card candy that I made for swapping at convention. This stamp set has something for all occasions and I figured the candy is likely to be used on separate cards. So instead of sticking to one colour combo for all the candy, I opted for the full range (well almost) of Brights to create a cheery pack.

For anyone who hasn’t come across it before, card candy is a handmade pack of little toppers, bagged and finished with a bag topper, to look just like the sets you can buy in craft shops. Card candy is a perfect low cost gift for a crafty friend and also great for making to sell at fairs and fetes, especially those attended by existing crafters.

I made 14 sets of this pack – most for swapping, though a couple of packs were gifts for my downline.

easy events card candy

Recipe
Stamp set: Easy Events (W116958 or C123225)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo (119980),  Regal Rose (108612), Pumpkin Pie (108601), Old Olive (106576), Daffodil Delight (121680), Real Red (106578), Concord Crush (121691), Whisper White (106549)
Ink: Black Stazon (101406), Pumpkin Pie (105216), SU Markers (119806)
DSP: 2010-2012 In Color Patterns Stack (117158), Brights Patterns Stack (117155)
Punches: Scallop Oval (119856), Large Oval (119855), Extra-Large Oval (119859), 1-3/4″ Circle (119850), Word Window (119857), Modern Label (119849), Decorative Label (120907), Curly Label (119851)
1/3″ Taffeta Ribbon: Daffodil Delight (119254)
Originals Die: Leaves 2 (113459)
Bigz L Die: Perfect Pennants (123126)
Sizzlits Die: Lots of Tags (114508)
Other: Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Fire Circle Brads (109110), Basic Pearls (119247), 6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags (102210)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Crystal Effects (101055), Bone Folder (102300)

I won’t cover how I made every single piece of candy, but if there are any that you’re not sure of, then leave me a comment and I’ll respond with an explanation.

Tomorrow I’ll share with you the swaps I got from Group 1, in return for this set.

Sara xx