Saturday, October 15, 2016

Candy Corn Card

Every year I make 100 Halloween cards for my mom to give out to friends, family members, shut-ins from her church and members of the different Bible study groups she's part of. For this year's batch, I decided to use PTI's adorable candy corn die set along with some cute little PNGs from Miss Kate Cuttables.
I used the "plain" candy corn die to make top-hinged white cards in the shape of candy corns. Then I die cut orange candy corn shapes and glue taped them to the card bases. Next, I die cut the stitched outline in white and used a yellow ink dauber to color the center part of the candy corns. I also die cut the little candies and miniature candy corns with dies that came with the PTI candy corn die set and colored the white candy corns with Copic markers. To assemble each card, I used a Zig glue pen to adhere the white outlines to the card fronts and then used glue tape to adhere the yellow and white layers of the candy corn. 
For the Halloween characters, I used Miss Kate Cuttables images and did a print and cut of them using my Silhouette. I also used a Miss Kate Cuttables PNG file for the little treat bag on the inside of the card and added a label-shaped cut file around the image to cut it out. Then I did an offset of the label so I could mat the image with some matching green cardstock.
I think these cute cards should brighten the day of all my mom's recipients! 
Here's a look at the inside of the card:
Here's a close up of the images and candy die cuts:

Crafty Calendar M,1E October - Halloween

  • Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, #42 Autumn Colors (W2 of 2)
  • Di's Digis Designs 2W, 3E,SIO  Add A Sentiment (W2 of 2)
  • Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  October -  Anything Goes 
  • Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
  • Dragons Lair Designs - M, E1 – October - Boo!
  • Simply Create Too - 2W - No.120 - (W1 of 2) - Halloween
  • The Stamping Boutique - 2W, (2nd & 4th Friday) SIO - (W1 of 2) Halloween
  • A Gem of a Challenge  2W  #180 - Color Inspiration* (W1 of 2)
  • Catch The Bug  W,3E,SIO  Bingo*
  • Creative Corner - W, 3E  -  Sympathy
    • Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.118 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes TBA

    PDE Linky Party - W, E3, (top picks) - No. 142 - Anything Goes
    Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 38 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes

  • Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image –  October - Halloween or Autumn
  • YNS Challenges - 2W , SIR (Top Pick) SIO, (Winner and Stand out) - No.50 - (W1 of 2) - Sketch* and Inspirational Photo* use either the sketch or the photo or use  both
     Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.69 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
  • Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes
  • Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything GoesCardz 4 Galz 2W,3E #33 Use At Least One Die 
  • (W1 of 2) 
  • Digital Delights By Louby Lou M,4th Thurs,1E,SIO must used stamped/digi image Always Anything Goes
  • DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge 2W, 3E #190 Halloween.......or Thank You (W1 of 2) 
  • Crafting By Designs - W, F, 3E - Add a sentiment
  • Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #99 Always Anything Goes/Twist  (Week 1 of 2) 
  • House That Stamps Built - W, SIO, - (winner monthly) Food or Beverage
  • Inspiration Destination - W, F -  Always Anything Goes

  • The Male Room - 2W, masculine projects only - #46 Halloween (week 1 of 2)
  • Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
  • Creates and Makes M, 3E, last Tue - Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die

  • Paper Shelter Challenge - W, 3E, SIO - #268 Food or Drink

  • The Crafty Addicts 2W, 3E,  #26 - Anything Goes/Autumn Colors (Week 1 of 2)

  • Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes

  • WordArt Wednesdays - W, 5E , scriptural word art freebie each week (Week 1 of 2) Anything Goes 
  • Die Cuttin' Divas W, must include a Die-cut - #287 - Dessert*
  • Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #41 - Anything Goes
  • Fairy Tale - 2W, 2E No. 153 - Monsters (week 1)
  • Retarte 2W, E3 - #87 - Anything Goes  (Week 2) 
  • Sunny Day Crafting - W - #18 Anything Goes
  • Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
  • Tuesday Throwdown W - #315 -  Halloween Inspiration*
  • Unicorn Challenge M, 1st Tuesday of M, E3, No fully digital projects October - Pretty Pinks or Halloween
  • A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
  • Anything Goes link-up (M, P1) - October - Anything Goes
  • Anything Goes with Create With TLC (M, P1, Winner, Top 3) Always Anything Goes (one entry using any image & then unlimited with SIR)
  • Country View Crafts' Challenge (M, P1) October - All things Spooky
  • Crafter's Cafe (2W, P1/15, E3, F) New Technique: using an ink dauber to color the yellow parts of the large candy corn
  • Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) October - Anything Goes
  • Anything Goes, optional World Cardmaking Day - October (M, P1, SIO) Crafts and Me
  • Halloween - October (M, P1) lengeDoodles ChalDelicious 
  • DL.Art Linky Challenge (M, P1, F, enter once per day, winners 2nd Saturday) Always Anything Goes
  • Doodle Pantry (M, P1, Winner P26, E3, SIO, digital product) #22 - Anything Digital Goes
  • Happy Little Stampers Dies (M, P9, must use dies) Always Anything Goes with Dies 
  • Halloween/Autumn/Fall - #118 (M, P5, F, E3) Let's Craft & Create Challenge
  • Always Anything Goes (M, P11, F) - Not Just Cards
  • Anything Spooky - #52 (M,P1,3E) Paper Creator's Crafts
  • Autumn or Halloween - #49 (2W, P1/15, E3, F) Paradise of Stamps
  • Always Anything Goes (M, P1, E3, no Besties) The Sisters of Craft
  •  (M, P15)Tinker- Dream Fall/Halloween
  • A/Goes optional twist: Create own B/ground - #129 (M, P1, E3, SIO) Digistamps 4 Joy
  • Anything Goes - (Week 1) 2W, E3, F - Artistic Inspirations
  • Always Anything Goes - W, E3, F - Crafting from the Heart
  • Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Halloween
  • Always Anything Goes -W, E3  - Craft Your Passion
  • Stitching - (Week 2) 2W, 3E - Get Creative Challenges
  •   Green, Black, Orange and/or Purple and/or Halloween1) - (Week 2W, 2E (AG & unlimited entries using store image), SIO - Melonheadz Friends Challenge
  • Anything goes / Option: Halloween 1)  (Week2W, 3E - Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 
  • Special Card Shape- (Week 2) 2W, JFF  - Stamps & Fun = Creativity
  • Die Cuts/Punches(October)  - must use digi stamp, 2E/3E with Whoopsi Daisy image ,M - Whoopsi Daisy
  • 613 Avenue Create - M (1st Sunday), 8E, Any Craft Accepted (check for recognition each week) - #190 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Green and Gold
  • Angie's Digital Stamps - M, 1st Sunday, 3E - October - Anything Goes with optional twist Halloween


    1. These came out super cute!! love the little monsters!!

    2. Super fun design. I love the cute characters on the candy corn card. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Halloween Challenge Katie-DT Member

    3. A super card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

    4. So cute! Love the 3 little monsters!! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

    5. 100 Halloween cards - wow! I'm sure everyone really appreciates your thoughtfulness!

      Super cute card! I love Miss Kate Cuttables. And, can I also say, wow! That's a boatload of challenges you entered - wtg! Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

    6. WOW, 100 cards my goodness that must have kept you busy! Your card is fabulous, I love the characters and design. Thank you for sharing with us at the Paradise of Stamps, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
      Gina xx

    7. too cute
      thanks for playing with us at paradise of stamps

    8. OMy! I can't imagine doing 100 of that many complex cards! Good for you - your Mom has a gold mine in you! Love the design you came up with and the details are really fun! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
      ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Green & Gold]
      Owner: RubberMAD (

    9. What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


    10. Hello Carrie… Thanks for sharing your Halloween cards with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your cards are lovely and they fit perfectly with our Autumn Colours challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
      [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

    11. Such an adorable Halloween card! Who doesn't love candy corn? Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

    12. This is wonderful! Good luck with that 100 card goal! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Julie, DT member

    13. Wow! 100 cards. This card is adorable Carrie. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

    14. Such cute cards, thanks for sharing with Scrapper's Delights!

    15. These are so adorable, your Mom's friends will love them!!
      Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

    16. I love these cute cards... very very beautiful!
      Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

    17. I love these cute cards... very very beautiful!
      Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

    18. This is such a fantastic Halloween card, i love the shape and every image really stands out.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
      Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
      Susan xx

    19. What fun cards! Adorable cuts and images!

      Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas.

    20. Great design for batch making. Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

    21. Can't believe you make a hundred of these cards! And they're so adorably cute too! Thanks for playing at The Male Room.

    22. 100 Cards each year, now that is some serious dedication! Whoever receives one of those is going to be lucky, those are super cute!

    23. Great cards, Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "New Technique" challenge.

    24. Beautiful card Carrie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

    25. Fabulous cards, the corn candies are so much fun. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots Halloween Challenge.


    26. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting, good luck!!! Amy DT

    27. Nice card. Fun. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination and hope to see you again. Good luck.
      - Khushboo, DT

    28. lovely card thank you for joining us in the ArtbyMiran challenge
      Jane DT x

    29. Very cute!
      Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
      Happy crafting!
      Catherine x DT

    30. Very cute!
      Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
      Happy crafting!
      Catherine x DT

    31. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 117, Hazel, DT x

    32. These are super cute!! And the candy corn shape is a fun touch! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

    33. So cute! And you made 100 of them?!? Wow! Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!

    34. Wow! Your Mom's group are going to love these! Thanks for playing along at Your Next Stamp!

    35. Gorgeous halloween card you made :-)) I like all spooky details.
      Thank you for joining us at Male Room.
      Hugs, Andreja

    36. This is so ding dong cute. I haven't seen ANYTHING like are so creative taking the candy corn beyond just the candy. But many did you make???? Thank you for joining us in our challenge Paper Creator's Craft - Anything Spooky.

    37. Super cute and adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at HLS!

    38. Lovely cards so cute thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy, Louise DT x

    39. What a mammoth task and your cards are so cute!
      Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope you will join us again soon.
      Carol x

    40. What an adorable card! I love the Candy corn and the little monsters just make it even more adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies!

    41. Really cute and fun Halloween cards! I bet the kids will love them! Thank you for joining the October challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

    42. Carrie gorgeous cards

      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
      Good Luck and hope to see you again

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

    43. Precioso el proyecto !! gracias por participar.
      María Luisa -Stampartpapel DT

    44. WOW!!! 100 cards...thats amazing, well done you!!
      These are just fabulous, love them

      Thank you for sharing with us at Digital Delights this month, good luck!
      Hugs Shell xx

    45. There are going to be 100 very happy recipients! Your cards are so cute! Thanks for playing BINGO with us at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog this week - good luck! Please share your lovely creations with us again soon.
      Jen L
      Bugaboo Stamps DT

    46. These are so cute and clever as well - thank you for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge this time and good luck - Michelle DT x

    47. Fantastic work, thank you for playing along with us at Whoopsi Daisy, Digi and CD Challenge, good luck, hugs xxx

    48. Those are so cute! A great design.

      Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

      Helen x

    49. What a cool monster creapy card! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. Bianca XX

    50. Oh my! I do like the candy corn shaped card and those cute little characters. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with our Halloween challenge at The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

    51. A wonderful creative idea. Well done. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT.

    52. very clever Card. thanks for showing it for the fairytale challenge. hugs mamapia

    53. Carrie these are just so fun and cute and I love the triangle shape. Its perfect for our 4th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
      {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
      {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    54. What cuties! They are the perfect way to dress up the candy corn. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!

    55. beautiful card, thank you for playing along at whoopsie daisy hope to see you again, take care julie xx

    56. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. A Bit More Time to Craft, Creative Fingers and Not Just cards. Hope to see you again next time.

    57. Great layout 😍 I never tried candy corn, but I saw it everywhere on Instagram those days! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing card at! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!