Friday, January 29, 2016

Sweethearts Happy Valentine's Day #2

 Welcome to this week's Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #178. Please head over and check out the other Design Team inspirations and join us in this week’s challenge using the colors in photo. You have until Thursday, February 4, 2016 to create and link up your project…looking forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge...great colors for Valentine's Day cards.  


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 foward as a child to these sweets on Valentine's Day and saving your favorite heart sentiments or your favorite color hearts for last? However, my taste buds as an adult shouts out CHOCOLATE.  I couldn't use Chocolate for this color challenge so resorted back to my likes as a child. Trivia on Sweetheart Candies 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 full of Sweetheart candies. This was my second card for this challenge because unfortunately I had used Whisper Grey instead of White Daisy. I asked my daughter for some more Sweetheart paper, so I had to fussy-cut more pink and white hearts  and then glue them to the heart inside the card.  If you want to see the previous card, click HERE.

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper
     Pixie, Thistle, Glacier and White Daisy
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
     Light Turquoise Spakles

Also submitted to:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #147
"Anything Goes"

ChouxChoux Paper Arts
Challenge #3 - Valentines/Hearts

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
"Anything Goes"

Shared with Facebook Groups:
CTMH Artwork
Card-Making USA

SWEETHEARTS (NECCO) TRIVIA:  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).    


Donna said...

What a sweet and fun card! Love the layered hearts and the kitten is a nice touch.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love this! Such a sweet card and I love the inside too!

katieo said...

Super cute kitty. I love the trivia. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday DL.ART Valentine Challenge. Katie-DT Member

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. Great detail inside. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

DIANA L. said...

This is beautiful I love how you have the heart on the inside and the kitty is too cute! I love it.
I quit buying the candies around that time because they tasted bad. now I know why I hope they are back to the sugary ones this year I will have to buy some and find out. Thanks for the trivia
Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #173-“Valentine” for this challenge. Have a blessed day


Lori m said...

Beautiful card, love all the layers you added.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

Hugs, Lori m
DL.ART DT Member

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Sue, your cards are so clever and cute! I love the inside of your card with all the little hearts. Thanks for sharing the candy trivia too and for your support of the Color Dare blog and inspiring me.
:) Marie

Tracey said...

Super Sweet card the surprise when you open it! I also enjoy reading the trivia on the heart shape candy..TFS! And thank you so much for the kind words you leave me :) I have no idea why my blog would take so long to load!

Michelle said...

What a great translation of a box of Sweetheart candies into a card! You're SO clever!

Patricia said...

So beautiful card love it . Thanks for participate at craftin desert diva's challenge. Patricia CDDDT

P.G. Lamb said...

This card is so dainty and pretty! I loved reading about the origin of the sweetheart candy too. :-)