Saturday, July 3, 2010

Candy Store Card

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I was so excited to find a wonderful tutorial at Jeannie Phillips' A Place for My Cards blog.  Jeannie used her Cri-Kits pens to create a lovely cafĂ© card, with the majority of the contours being penned instead of cut with a blade.  I was so excited when I saw her card and tutorial (which is in two parts, the first of which can be found here) and could not wait to give this a go with the new gel pens and gel pen holder I just received from Amy Chomas at Chomas Creations.  I had won the set in a challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.  (I have just been accepted to join the design team at Fantabulous Cricut!!  I am so excited and humbled that they would choose me to join their talented group of crafters.  Head to Fantabulous Cricket on Monday to see the first of my design team creations!!)
I had been especially struck with the look of Jeannie's card and would have liked to have simply recreated the one she had made.  It's quite striking with its black and white contrast.  However, I decided to try something to make my card my very own.  I decided to use the candy store from My Community and put lollipop trees in front.  The lollipops are cut from Doodlecharms and I used glitter for the top portion.  I also cut a little sweet from Christmas Cheer which I put inside the card.  All layers are popped for a bit of dimension.  Although Jeannie's instructions are for creating a card with a Gypsy, I was easily able to transfer her ideas and created my card with Design Studio.
This card was such a simple one to make.  I love its simplicity.  Thanks, Jeannie, for sharing such a great idea!!

Also, Amy (of Chomas Creations) has a wonderful video tutorial which provides instructions on the use of the gel pen holder with the Cricut.  Click here to access the link.

17 comments:

**Treefrog** said...

Oh I love this, Jeannie will be proud! I love the lolli pops with the "sugar" on them! I need to get some of these pens and holder to try this, I really Like it! And Congrats on the new Design Team, can't wait to see what your going to create! TFS
Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

BrandiLynn said...

I am lovin these your take on this is great!!!! I will have to look into those cri kits.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

This is so SWEET! Love this Kate :)

Jeannie Phillips said...

OH oh oh oh oh...this is just so exciting... I so hope that it will let you post it!!!.... I don't know how I ended up with two links..now that the post is posted it won't show the code for me to remove one of the links... I so hope that we get this linked to my blog... this turned out so adorable... we have the start of a litte town.... thank you so much for getting excited with me...and for making this card!!
Hugs
Jeannie

Jeannie Phillips said...

I deleted the old links...figured out how...and added a new one... please try again!!

Big Big Hugs
Jeannie

Jeannie Phillips said...

OH I about leaped out of my seat when I saw your card...I am excited that you are excited about the pens...I feel like I invented them...lol...I am loving them so much... and then I was excited that my instructions were clear...I so wanted to explain how to do this... so other people would get excited with me... your card made me know I was successful...

I love your card..I will have to check out the other buildings!!!...

big hugs to you
Jeannie

Ruthie said...

Wow! What a cute card! Like I said on Jeannie's blog, I think less is more and I love the simplicity of this card! I love how you added the sugar to the lollipops too!

Ruthie :)

Heather said...

This si such a cute card. No Gypsy or Design Studio for me so must just admire at the moment and will have to check out the tutorial to using the pens with my Cricut.

Congrats on the design team. You deserve all the wonderful opportunities as your work is awesome!!!

Candace Pelfrey said...

This is so cute!! I love it! Also yay for FCCB design team!! Whoo Hoo!

Chris Wooten said...

this so cute
Chris
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Chris Wooten said...

Oh kate

I have not posted yet, but you won the csn and cropstop gift certificates on my blog today.

I will be drawing for the ribbon organizer sometime tomorrow or tuesday. so stop in if you get a chance and enter for that. Who know you may get lucky again.

Chris

http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Val said...

Very cool idea, the card turned out great- and congrats on the DT!!! :)

sucor said...

Great card. I really like the lolli pops with the sugar!

DoubleClick Connections said...

So Fun!! I just love the sweet colors on this one!

Amy Chomas said...

Hmmm... thought I commented on this lol!! Thanks sooo much for linking me! I love how this turned out, so glad that the winner of my holder was someone that is going to learn and use it! Here is a link I did on how to use the mini gel pen holder from Chomas Creations, if you would like to share the link in your post that would be great!
http://amychomas.blogspot.com/2010/02/long-time-ago-i-uploaded-this-video-on.html

Tracey said...

I love your Candy store card Kate, I saw Jeannie's card and felt the same way, hope mineturns out as nice as yours.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this is sooo cute! I forget to use my pens. this is adorable and I love the lollies! xxD