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Friday, February 26, 2010

An {I Want Candy Sneak Peek} Sketch For You To Try

Well, today my blogpost has a double purpose. Not only is it Saturday and time for Jen's Sketch For You To Try, but this is also the first day of Sneak Peeks for the newest release coming your way March 3rd from My Favorite Things! Before we get started with all this fun stuff, I have to get something off my chest.

I am apologizing up front for the terrible pictures. I'm not sure what happened. I am trying to learn new editing methods in Photoshop CS3 and converting several "instructions" for regular PSE and trying to find the equivalent actions in CS3. I don't think it's working out just yet, but it was really late last night when I was working on all of this and didn't have the gumption to start all over! So disregard all those hippie tie-dye halo rings around everything! Can ya'll see them? Forgive me? Then read on, my friends and don't forget to check out all the Nitty Gritty down at the bottom of my post.

The new set I'm previewing here from MFT is called I Want Candy which will be available March 3rd. I started out my project by making a "cootie catcher" using instructions I found on Martha Stewart dot com. (Search fortune tellers in the paper crafts section or ask a random 8-9 year old to show you how to make one.) I modified it and used a piece of paper that was 10x10 inches to begin with, scoring each fold first since my cardstock was pretty sturdy and I wanted to limit the tearing as I knew it would be prone to (which it still did a little bit, so be careful if ya'll plan on trying this at home).

I then decorated the outside, made a little flag with a wood dowel through the center (hot glued for stabiity) and attached individual little candies that I SHRINK WRAPPED WITH MY HEAT TOOL! Does this mean I "shrunk-wrapped" them? OH AND YES, there will be a tutorial this week on this--I want to figure out the picture thing first.

So for my Sketch For You To Try card, I thought I'd make it match my little candy dish. I used some more of the little candies I made and popped them up for the focal point of my card, basically repeating the little flag from the candy dish.

So here's a few things ya'll will definitely want to check out while it's still fresh on your mind. (This would be the NITTY GRITTY):
1. Head over to Kim's blog for a list of DT members that have more fun projects using this new set, I Want Candy. Everyday leading up to Wednesday, she will have links to new Sneak Peeks! (I'll have one here for ya'll again tomorrow.)
2. We want you to play in the SFYTT! Don't forget that the MEGAPRIZE is up for grabs and you only have until March 2nd to upload your entry onto Jen's blog.
3. Check out what my SFYTT sisters have to inspire you with using the sketch for today before you head off to play:
Amy R.
Amy S.
Some new sisters will be joining us next time, too!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Score patterned paper with diagonal lines for subtle texture.

Stamps: I Want Candy (MFT)
Paper: Certainly Celery (SU!), Berry Sorbet (PTI), White, Cupid Collection (Pink Paislee)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Scallop and Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Scor-Pal, Wood Dowel, Hot Glue, Baby Braddies/Button (MFT), Fiskars Border Punch, Twine, Ribbon (PTI), Shrink Wrap, Heat Tool, Glue Dots, Jody Boosters
Finished Card Size: A2


  1. Oh Susie...this project and card are deeee-lish! Just love it all!

  2. You are SOOO clever with your shrunk wrapped Candy! LOL

    GREAT CARD!!!!

  3. I really love this! All the details on your candy and the candy container is adorable!

  4. A cootie catcher? I haven't heard that name in years. Oh my gosh, I just dated myself! What an awesome idea though for a gift basket Susie. I'll be on the lookout for tutorial on this.

  5. Yummy! I have a serious sweet tooth these days and your post is making me candy crazy! LOL! Great job on the sketch!

  6. super project, Susan! I love the colours and composition!

  7. Super cute projects!! This set works great with Jen's sketch this week!! Oh...and haven't had a chance to send you a message yet, but thanks for the scraps!! They're FABULOUS!

  8. CA-YUTE, Susan!! So colorful and that box is awesome!

  9. Aaack, sweet heaven, Sus--this is just as cute as can be! Love the candy holder, too!

  10. ACK!! How fun! Love the shrink wrapped candy!! :)

  11. Super cute! Those are both AWESOME creations. SO vibrant and fun!


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