Thursday, January 28, 2016

SweetHearts Happy Valentines Day

A couple weeks ago at a Crop we got some Sweetheart candies which was my inspiration for this Valentine's Day Card.  Do you remember looking forward as a child to these sweets on Valentine's Day and saving your favorite heart sentiments or your favorite color flavor hearts for last?  However, my taste buds as an adult shouts out CHOCOLATE.  See TRIVIA on Sweetheart Candy at the end of this'll be surprised on how long they have been around.  

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.  

The picture below is a close-up of my Mouse.  When I was scrapping with a friend and my daughter this weekend they thought I was crazy when I stamped the mouse two times, one on white card stock and the other on the pattern paper for the jumpsuit, then fussy-cut both and pieced jumpsuit on the mouse.  I wasn't happy with the white cardstock showing inside the frame of the when I got home I fussy-cut that this was crazy.  If you look close you can see the grey and pink panels through the lens on both sides...I'm sure you too would think I was crazy if you knew the size of these stamps...and yes I'm crazy in love with fussy-cutting and I was now happy.  

This card was initially created for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #178 combined with Craftin Desert Divas "Linky Party" and The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode for "Other Shaped Cards".  However, when I was writing my blog for this card I noted that I used Whisper (Grey) instead of White Daisy.  So, I needed to re-think my card for the Color Challenge and create another one.   You can see it by going to "Sweethearts Happy Valentines Day #2"

Please head over and check out the Design Team inspirations, there is still time to link up for the Other Shaped Cards at: 

Craftin Desert Divas "Linky Party"
Shaped Cards - January 17-31, 2015

Challenge #3 - Valentines/Hearts

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
"Anything Goes"

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper
     Pixie, Thistle, Glacier and Whisper
Stamp Set
     C1558 Wild Wonders Occasions
     D1639 Heartstrings Cardmaking Workshop (Sentiment)
     Doily Heart Die-Cut (Unknown, Borrowed from my Daughter)
     Stitched Heart Stackables from Lawn Fawn
     Grey Puffies

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.
Go to Sweetheart Candy if you want additional trivia about this popular candy for kids (and us adults too).   


Melanie said...

So cute! The heart is gorgeous. Thanks for the trivia info - it was nice to read about something that's older than me!

Christina Hor said...

Too cute Sue! I love the little mouse's jumpsuit! And I love the inside surprise as well. Beautiful card and I can't wait to see more Valentine cards of your! Hugs.

katieo said...

So cute. The mouse looks so cute holding that giant heart. I love the inside sweetheart shaker. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday DL.ART Valentine Challenge. Katie-DT Member

Unknown said...

Awesome work, love it so much. I love the papers from CTMH. I loved reading about the candies also.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Comments from DT at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge:

Holly Young DT yesterday
Suzanne this is sweet as can be! I love all the pink, and such a pretty heart die!

Julie Curtis DT 20 hours ago
I love the fold and all the pink! Thank you for sharing with us!

Debbie Ebat, DT 12 hours ago
great fold... and dies on this... and the little mouse with the glasses ...just too too cute. thanks for joining us this week Suzanne

Nancy Williams, DT 1 hour ago
Great card shape, and I love that little mouse. Cute card!!! TFS!

DIANA L. said...

I love it. I love the design and I love how the card opens and closes
Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #173-“Valentine” for this challenge. Have a blessed day