Candy Bees

A while back, Kim B. posted a challenge on her blog for the first four people who wanted to alter a candy container she had. I like to alter things, so I decided to take her up on the challenge, but when I got the container I kind of had a "what in the world was I thinking" moment. What on earth was I going to do with this container? So the container has sat on my desk mocking me for almost a month until I just decided to dive in this weekend. I knew I wanted lots of color (specifically so I could have a reason to buy M&Ms! LOL! Any excuse for chocolate, right?), so I pulled out this fun American Crafts paper and got to work.

I stamped the Bee Happy Topper from Stampendous on the American Crafts paper and then again on Conqueror White cardstock. I prismacolored the bees and flower, and then cut them out and pieced on the striped paper. All circles were cut with the Creative Memories Circle Cutting System and I added some paper piercings around the Night of Navy Mat. The outer circle is Cranberry Crisp. Next I used a Quickie Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds to add glitter sparkle to the wings, dots and outline of the circles on the patterned paper. Then, since you can never have too much sparkle, I cut up some rhinestone patches I got on clearance at JoAnn's to line the outer edge of the lid.

The side of the container has four separate compartments, so I did each side with a different color mat around a strip of the patterned paper. The colors I chose were Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Night of Navy and Cool Caribbean. To finish off I added some Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon tied in a knotted bow around the top of each compartment.

I was pretty proud of myself for finishing well before the July 25 deadline, until I realized that everyone else had theirs done at least a week ago! One more victory for the last minute stamper! :)

Thanks again for all the well wishes. My mouth seems to be doing better. Only 1/2 of it hurts now, so I guess I'm in 1/2 the pain I was in last week! I received three more gorgeous RAKs this weekend. Check it out....

The first card is from Michelle of Michelle's Stamping Room. I love how the little candle part is a mini card that folds out for a secret birthday greeting -- it's like 2 cards in one! Thanks Michelle!

The second card is a get well card from Selina (stampinselina on SCS). I just love how she stamped the Big Blossom tone on tone and then layered another Big Blossom on top. And the stitching and button are so cute! Thanks so much Selina!

The third card is a birthday card from Nancy of Seaside Creativity. I just love how easy Cuttlebug backgrounds make it to make beautiful cards. The background and color combo on this card is just gorgeous. Thanks for thinking of my Nancy!

13 comments

  1. Now that is spectacular and you actually put candy in it! Why didn't I think of that?! :-) Your choice of papers and stamps really make this container pop!

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  2. This is so cute! Thanks for the inspiration to alter!

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  3. I'm home now! I love this candy container! You did a fantastic job girl. Love the bright papers you used and the way you pieced the bees.

    Hugs!

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  4. Love your candy container, it turned out super cute! :)

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  5. You are so clever! That little candy container is adorable.Great job piecing those bees! And those rhinestone patches are awesome cut up like that! Question: Did you seperate your candy by color?? *eyes wide*

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  6. Amazing! This container is great!!! Love the bright colors and all the sparkle! Thank you so much for playing!
    Kim

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  7. Wow that is just so cute. Love the papers and those bees. Glad to hear your on the mend. I had a blast playing bingo - thanks for all your hard work. :)

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  8. This container looks awesome!! Love all the bright colors and the candy just brings it all together quite nicely. :0)

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  9. Great container, and the candy ain't bad either.

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  10. Loooove that candy container...you did awesome! Hope you're doing great!

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  11. Love how you sorted the candy into individual colors.... LOL! Cute container!!!!

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  12. What a Great Idea! This is a wonderful container...fantasic job!

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  13. How cute!!! I just love that container...and candy is always a good container filler. Yum!

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