SURPRISE: When you open up the card there is a box of Sweethearts. Originally I had put in a flat shaker but couldn't seal the plastic very well and some of the sequins were sneaking out. My daughter had some Sweetheart paper and I asked if I could have a small piece to fussy-cut the cute hearts with the sentiments from that paper and then I just glued them onto the heart inside the card.
Craftin Desert Divas "Linky Party"
Shaped Cards - January 17-31, 2015
The Outlawz - Saturday Paper A La Mode
Jan 23-29, 2016 - "Other Shaped Card than usual A2"
DL.ART - Challenge #173 "Anything Valentine"
Jan 28, 2016 or Alternative Thank You
DL.ART - January Linky
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Pixie, Thistle, Glacier and Whisper
C1558 Wild Wonders Occasions
D1639 Heartstrings Cardmaking Workshop (Sentiment)
Doily Heart Die-Cut (Unknown, Borrowed from my Daughter)
Stitched Heart Stackables from Lawn Fawn
TRIVIA: SWEETHEARTS (NECCO) CANDY: Oliver R. Chase invented a machine in 1847 to cut lozenges from wafer candy, similar to Necco Wafers, and started a candy factory.
Daniel Chase, Oliver's brother, began printing sayings on the candy in 1866. He designed a machine that was able to press on the candy similar to a stamp. The candy was often used for weddings since the candies had witty saying such as: "Married in pink, he will take a drink", "Married in White, you have chosen right", and "Married in Satin, Love will not be lasting". The heart-shaped conversation candies to be called Sweethearts got their start in 1901...
In the 1990s, Necco vice-president, Walter Marshall, wanted to update some of the sayings and retire others, including "Call me", "Email me", and "Fax me". The romantic expressions continue to be revised for young Americans. Necco receives hundreds of suggestions a year on new sayings.
Necco produces the hearts from late February through mid January of the following year. Approximately 100,000 pounds (45,000 kg) of hearts are made per day, which sells out in about six weeks. As of October 2011, Necco has announced that the switch to natural flavors and colorings for their Necco wafer candies has led to a significant decline in sales, and so they will be returning their products to the original artificial flavors and colors. However, the new recipe for the sweethearts candies that was introduced in 2010 remains in production today.