Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Smartee meet Patterned Occasions


 I got a lot of teasing from my family recently when they saw this giant size bag of Smartees candy in my craft room.  They mused about who would buy a big bag of candy that was not chocolate.  They thought I was eating them!  I explained that I bought the giant bag on clearance after Halloween, and I used it for craft sale crafts, and I still had all of these left over.  Little did they know that I already had another project planned for those little rolls of Smartees, but I was just waiting for my new SaleABration stamp sets to arrive.  This set, Patterned Occasions, had these cute little jeans that say "Congratulations, smarty pants", and I was primed for the project.  I took the design from the post-it holders that I made in the past, and made it wide enough to hold 2 rolls of Smartees.  You could alter it to fit a little candy bar if you wanted to.  In the green card I decided to wrap the Smartees with matching paper, but really don't think it's necessary.  I love the candies, and how they look.  (I don't care what anybody says, I still like my Smartees candy, because it reminds me of my childhood, and sharing the roll with my sisters. 
I did take advantage of a couple of challenges for my inspiration.  Sketch Frenzy Friday had this fun layout that I used, and for the green card I used the color combination form Just Us Girls Challenge 172 for lime green, gray, and white.  Inside I just added a little white paper with patterned paper trim, for you to write a personal note.  These were fun to make, and I can hardly wait to make some more with the other stamps in the set.  Maybe tomorrow, so please stop back.   

Mary Alice

10 comments:

  1. These are perfectly adorable!! Love how you used the sketch! You are so clever to make a Smartee holder! Love it!!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

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  2. So cute! I love how you used the Smartees and the combination of patterns.

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  3. WOW!! This is DARLING!!
    Maybe you could teach us how to make these?? I've never done anything like this before! So cute!!

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  4. Adorable!! Great job!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

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  5. I like smarties as well, and your project is adorable. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday this week. Hope you join us next week as well.

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  6. What cute cards! I love the Smartees on the sides. Thanks for playing along with us at SFF!!

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  7. What a great way to use those leftover Smartees. These are cute. Thanks for joining us this week at SFF.

    Robbie

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  8. What adorable candy holders! Loving the elephant~ Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

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  9. Mary Alice,Newhart a fun and clever creation! Thank you for thinking of us, and joining this week. I love the smartie candy holder. This would make a great valentines day sweet for school age children. Something fun and lovely to share.

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