Hello! It’s Kari here and I’m so excited to be sharing my Candy Book made from cardstock, as well as a few of my favorite stencils from the new release! Today I have LOTS of photos to share, so let’s get started.
You may have seen a preview of my Candy Book, and I have finally finished the video for you! Watch it below or in HD on YouTube:
For this candy book, I used a favorite set from Maker Forte called All I Want For Christmas. I used the BEAUTIFUL asteroid vellum to stamp and heat emboss the front panel. It is a silvery, heavyweight vellum and looks perfect as a sort of book jacket cover.
I tore the edges of the vellum, but if you have a deckle edge trimmer that would work as well!
For the book spine, I stamped “Jingle all the way” from the same set and heat embossed it. I also added some glitter tape and a little gingerbread man!
On the back of the book, I wanted a texture and what better way than to clear heat emboss the damask stamp set!?
The inside was quite fun to design…I used some of the stamps from the gingerbread set called “A Tough Nut to Crack.” A few red and green touches really creates a fun holiday look.
I made the little pocket so you can slip in some candy, small gifts and gift cards. Today I used those lollipops from See’s candy (in my favorite flavors: butterscotch & Chocolate!)
I used some glue dots to keep the lollipops secure and to keep them from falling out! This little book reminds me of those lifesaver books you found around Christmas time…I always loved those and wanted one forever! (No, I don’t think I ever got one!) So this is making me happy. Lol 🙂
Watch the video for all the details with measurements and score placement to make this a SUPER EASY project!
These books would also be cute favors for a BOOK CLUB, or LUNCHEON or for anyone who loves books!
Another idea for the front cover is to use a stencil. Here’s a few that would be super cute on the front cover; these stencils are from the brand new release.
Another of my favorites would also work great for a reindeer theme!
This would look so cute with only 1 reindeer with a red shiny nose, too!
And for a poinsettia floral book, this stencil would be magnificent:
I added a simple saying, splatter stamping, and some gems to finish this one off. I hope you enjoyed these projects today! I’ve created a list with all the supplies below.
I’ll be back soon with more cards and projects!