Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hot Summer Sets-- Day 2!

Hi all! Ready for day two of some hot summer sets courtesy of Flourishes? We sure are! In fact, we can't wait to share them! This next set (drawn by the ever-so-talented Marcella Hawley) that we are sneaking will hopefully have you puckering up with joy!


Well, when I first saw this set - I thought -- WOW!!!!! You can make this a lemon OR a lime! How fun is that? I turned to the lime when I saw these candies at our local old fashioned candy shop....

They are Key Lime flavored hard candies and they are GOOD! In fact, they are my hubby's favorite. I think, in part, because it reminds him of the time we had a getaway just him and I down to Key West. It was a great trip - sun, fun, snorkeling, Key Lime pie ..... ah.... I digress!

Edited To Add: A few of you have emailed me asking -- Who makes these candies? Where can I try them? Well, I investigated a bit. The Peerless Confection Company made them and turns out - they went out of business a year ago!!! Guess these candies weren't the most fresh - but they were good! They had been in business since 1924 and just found that folks didn't want hard candy any more! How sad!

I knew I wanted to make a project out of these little sweeties!

I started with a "box" that I made out of a 10" by 7" piece of paper. I scored it at the 1", 2", 5.5", 6.5" and 9" marks off the long side of the paper. then, I scored 1" from both the bottom and top. I also cut off some of the flaps so that it looked like this!

After that - I cut out the center part of the front part of my box so that it looked like this.... I wasn't too careful because I knew it would be covered up! I also added a piece of clear card stock behind my "window"From here, cut out some curved rectangle shapes from some decorative and white paper so that you have this.....
You can see, I stamped my "lemon/lime" image onto some European Watercolor paper and colored it up. Then, I cut it out and accented my box with it. Add a sentiment, some apple green polka dot sheer ribbon for a handle, some fun little buttons and you are almost done! The only thing left is to add your candy and secure the top flaps with THESE little beauties! It's a magnetic snap from Basic Grey. I love these thingies!

Here's a close up of my "lime".....
My hubby is trying to read this over my shoulder and I am hoping to keep this a secret til he leaves tomorrow for work (hoping to slip these treats into his briefcase!)
Be sure to stop by the rest of the Flourishes DT! They have some amazing projects to share - you won't want to miss them!

Leslie Miller
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Julie Koerber
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Stacy Morgan

Please check out the Flourishes Newsletter for all the details on our daily giveaway (you could win this set), our Power Hour Release Party and your last chance to win all three of our new release sets that will make their way into the Flourishes store this Friday!

Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow, we'll tell you about a project Flourishes is working on that is sure to tug on your heartstrings! We are so excited to share this news. So.... stay tuned!
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