Something Sweet + a sneak peek

March 21, 2010 | 5 comments

My youngest daughter’s best friends birthday (boy that’s a mouthful) was on Friday so I was asked to make another ‘lolly’ card. You’ve probably guessed that by that she meant a card using the Sweet Treat cups and of course the coordinating set for that is Something Sweet.

I picked the colours for this card from the Sweet Always DSP but then when creating the card I didn’t really need to use it. Colours are Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.

To incorporate the Pink Pirouette into the card I decided to add a faux bow using Teneale’s tutorial (which can be found in this post on her site) and Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon to fill in some of the blank space that would have otherwise been on the bottom of the card. I also used the Pink Pirouette ribbon on my slider. I like to add a slider to these cards so the lollies can be removed without damaging the card. I can hope can’t I??

I wish we had a better colour selection with our M&M’s but as we don’t I kept the colours to the orange and brown. I did try a mixture of the usual colours but it just didn’t look right having yellow, red, green and blue in there too.

It’s so hard buying presents for my own girls these days let alone someone else’s. My girls love receiving money for gifts and being able to go shopping to choose their own things so I decided to do the same for my daughter’s friend too. I didn’t want to just slip the money loosely into the card though so this is where the ‘sneak peek’ comes in.

I’m sure most, if not all of you, have heard by now that in our upcoming Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue released April 1st we will finally have the Big Shot. One of the dies we will also have is the Scallop Envelope which is an SU exclusive die. This die isn’t a big one but you can use it to make some wonderful creations still. As with most creations you are only limited by your own imagination or google searching time…..hahaha.

I decided to use the Scallop Envelope die as an envelope inside this card to tuck some money in. The Level 1 Hostess Paper pack is ideal for the Bigz dies and a great way to use up some of these lovely papers which is what I have used for my envelope as one of the colours in the pack is Regal Rose. This is the end result of the inside of my card complete with Birthday sentiment and one of the lovely sentiments from another Level 1 Hostess item, that being the ‘Best Yet’ stamp set.

Stamp sets: Something Sweet, On Your Birthday, Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess set)
Card: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Patterns Pack II (Level 1 Hostess set)
Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie.
Accessories: 3/4” Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Oval & Slot Punch, Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon, Button Latte, Sweet Treat Cup, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Bigz Die- Scallop Envelope, Crochet Cotten (non-SU)

I hope you’ve liked my card today and please leave me a comment and let me know.

Till next time…..


  1. Sonia G

    I love what you have done with the Big Shot Scallop Envelope. So cute!
    And it’s great to see you online again.

  2. Cathie W

    This is gorgeous Nikki – I’m sure the recipient loved it all too.

  3. Karen Thomas

    Love this Nikki and I bet the little girl was thrilled with some $! To this day I still love it if someone gives me $ for my birthday! lol


  4. Jodene

    Just adorable! I love the little envelope inside 🙂

  5. Michelle

    Thank you for showing this card it is a unique way to give a gift voucher to my nieces and i love your colors to. Just found your blog i will be back often.


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