Monday, February 9, 2009

A Candy Garden

Oh, if only chocolate candy grew on trees! Yes, I know that chocolate comes from beans, but wouldn't it be lovely if there was a tree we could plant in the backyard next to the money tree that grew Godiva and Hershey? Maybe next to my mansion in Heaven.......... a girl can dream, right? LOL

Well, since that candy tree is never going to happen, I made this cute little flower garden and filled the glass pots with Valentine's Tootsie Rolls. Both of my party hostesses this weekend recieved one of these and I'm making them for Emma's teachers for Valentine's Day too.

The flower is a re-do of my original post here. I just took some of that yummy new Raspberry Tart paper and chose my color scheme from there, adding Kiwi Kiss for a contrast. The cardstock for the flower is Cameo Coral, sponged in Rose Red; Rose Red sponged in Whisper White Craft and the Kiwi Kiss is the flower "center" on top of a piece of Raspberry Tart. The pearl center from the Pretties Kit is on top of a piece of Rose Red punched with the 1/2" Circle Punch. I attached a bamboo skewer with Sticky Strip between the Cameo Coral layer and the Rose Red layer. The "leaves" are done with pieces of Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon.

The basket that is holding the little glass candy pot was created with the Baskets and Blooms Die and my Big Shot Die Cutter. I laid a 1/2 sheet of Whisper White cardstock on the die and rolled it through, cutting both pieces of the basket at once! So easy! The flowers are stamped with the Garden Greetings stamp set (our FREE stamp set from Manager's Reception at Leadership - I LOVE Stampin' Up!). I used Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss and Cameo Coral to match the cardstock and paper in the flowers. The two pieces were adhered with Sticky Strip and I attached the bottom of the flower skewer to the inside. The little glass pot slipped down inside and a few Tootsie Rolls later the candy garden was blooming!

My hostesses loved their flowers and candy - I hope you do too!

Don't forget, you can order all the supplies I used to make this project from my website Just click the "Shop Now" button on the upper right corner. Place an order from my website and you will get a FREE Idea Book/Catalog as well as a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward when you spend $50. If the Big Shot is on your list - now is a great time to get it because of all the "extras" you receive during Sale-A-Bration!

Happy Monday, everyone! Go plant your garden!



  1. Hi Robin! I had fun on our drive yesterday! Thanks again! Just thought I'd break my "no commenting" streak....

  2. So stinkin' cute!!!! I am sure the teachers will love them as anyone would!!!

  3. Very cute Robin! These are awesome teacher gifts!

  4. I'm so proud to own one of these lovely "trees", courtesy of you! And I have managed to keep my daughter away from it so far! :)


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