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!

Introducing....

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!

21 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

How clever is this! Love the little box and the way you used your "limes" to accent it! Love it!

Janine said...

What a sweetheart you are!! And what a fabulous little treat box... I love it Julie!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

What an adorable little box, Julie! I think I might have to try some of those candies...love key lime flavor! You are gonna make your hubby's day today! :)

NancyK said...

My mouth is watering!! What a cute project - I can see this template being used for so many things!

denise g. said...

You get "nice wife" points, for sure! Cool box and it doesn't look too femmy, either.

Silke Ledlow said...

Julie - this is a super cute idea!!! Fun project!!! Hugs ~S~

Our Little Inspirations said...

I LOVE this! The colors are so inviting and yummy, and I love those new images. I remember key lime pie from my visit to FL too, but I've never seen these candies before. What a delicious surprise your hubby will have:)

Crystal said...

Love this idea and your "limes"! Will put a smile and a pucker on your hubby's face for sure !

The Rubber Maid said...

Did the box make it into the briefcase??? I'll bet Ken got you to give in and hand it over. Cute idea for so many occasions. Mom

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous project! Oh I like the lime idea, see didn't even think of *limes* heck or oranges... ding dong.... lol This is a great little gift idea and your tutorial is awesome. Love the project Julie!

Kimberly Crawford said...

SO cute!!! LOVE the box you made!!!
I made a card for next week using the round slice as an orange! :) I LOVE that about this set!!!

Connie said...

Oh my!! This is so wonderful Julie! Such a fun gift...love your beautifully colored limes!! :)

dpkennedy said...

Ooh limes! I love it! Wonderful coloring and terrific box!

Ann said...

Very cute! Lovin' the new stamps, too. *%@# you, Flourishes!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

This is fantastic!!! Wonderful design and coloring, Julie!!! I am sure your dh love it!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

YUM!!! First what a cute project and how sweet that you plan to surprise hubby with it.
Second those candies sound divine. I love Key Lime so this was just a delicious eye candy for me.

Latisha said...

LOVE this project!! Love it!!

ChristineCreations said...

This is one fantastic box, and a sweet surprise! Totally summery Julie. And those candies look so yummy, my husband loves Key Lime...maybe we'll have to look for some of them when we're there!

I love that we can make this set into limes too :)

newenglandstamper said...

This is adorable, Julie. It's the perfect little gift - your DH will love it!

Anonymous said...

Julie, did Key Lime make a briefcase splash?!! Yum! Key Lime, Gulf Coast waters splashing at the deck of white sand beachfront torchlit midnight seafood Christmas celebration back in the 90s! Quite a change that year from MT snowdrifts and -30! Ah, Candy Town needs an ad here! Release stamps sets are superb!!

Judy Rozema said...

What a great project!! I love it! But what I really love is knowing about those candies! I have not seen them before and am definitely on the look out now! Where do you get them?