M&M Card

January 25, 2010 | 2 comments

Yes that is Chocolate M & M’s I’m talking about. My youngest daughter needed a birthday card for a party she was attending last Saturday so I decided it was about time I used my Sweet Somethings stamp set and the Sweet Treat Cups.

Being that this is the first time I’d used both of these it did take me a little bit of time. I need to use them more so I can get the hang of them I think…..

Seeing how I was using M & M’s and they are reasonably bright in colour…..yes wait for it….. I used Bold Brights colours for the card.

I didn’t want to put in all this effort (and I’m telling you my first one was) and have the card destroyed getting the M & M’s out so I made a slider so they could be removed easily.

Here’s the finished card complete with M & M’s.

I’ve used Yoyo Yellow as my base (probably the 2nd time I’ve used this colour in 3 1/2 years…hahaha), then I have a layer of Only Orange followed by my top layer of Whisper White. The Gumball machine image has been stamped on a seperate piece of Whisper White using Real Red ink and then cut out and layered using Stampin’ Dimensionals to add that extra 3D effect. The sentiment has been stamped using Tempting Turquoise.

I’m sure you will all realise that the ribbon at the top is to pull the slider up to remove the M & M’s. I’ve used the lovely Real Red Polka Dot ribbon on this.

While creating the slider I realised I didn’t want the card to look plain when the M & M’s where gone so I punched out a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the 1 3/4” circle punch and stamped it using what I’m calling the M & M stamp from the Sweet Somethings stamp set and some bold bright inks.

Of course it doesn’t look as good as filled with actual edible M & M’s but better than a blank card.

And to finish off the inside…..

(Sorry about the white patches I forgot to snap a photo before my daughter wrote in it so I’ve edited the names out)

So did I do okay???? I’m sure with more practice I’ll get quicker at them. Any tips would be appreciated…

Till next time…..

Happy Stamping


  1. Karen Thomas

    You did more than ok Nikki – this is fantastic!!! Next time I make one I’ll be making a trap door too so things are easy to get out! The last ones I made I didnt bother doing it cause it was for little boys who would just rip into the card anyways! lol


  2. liamp

    I love this card. I love how you have made the trap door. Very clever.



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