Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Return of the Treasure Hunt

Wow! It's been a long time since I did a treasure hunt post. I've missed them! Have you?

For those of you who are newer to my blog, let me explain. This past summer I combined my love of cardmaking with my love of searching for treasures at yard sales. Each week I looked for something (preferrably something not specifically made for paper-crafting) on my yard sale outings that I would then use to create a card and post on my blog that week.

I had so much fun doing this that I actually hoarded some treasures so I could continue through the non-yard sale months. However, Christmas and such got in the way and I haven't posted any Treasure Hunt creations for a few weeks........... until now. ;)

Here's the treasure:

a bag of mini-popsicle sticks

cost: 10 cents

What to do with them???

Make caramel apples, of course!

I made several of these apples and have mailed them to Viv's house for her Shape card swap. I hope she likes them!

Oh, and to give credit, I got the idea from the My Favorite Things blog! However, I hand-drew my template, rather than using theirs because I needed a smaller apple.

Sentiment: Stampin' UP! Whimsical Words
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Creamy Caramel
Designer Paper: vendor unknown
Punch: Martha Stewart Goo
Embellishments: hemp and a button


Darlene said...

Ohhhhh, Viiiiivvvvv! Can I have one of these???? Pretty please!!
Jeanette, squeals of delight here! So cute, how did you make the cuts like drizzled caramel???
Very good job and dentists everywhere approve! LOL

Michelle said...

So cute! I absolutely love it. Very creative!

~Paola~ said...

awwww...this is sure a 'caramelized' apple I would loveee to receive from Viv's swap!!
Totally adorableeee Jeanette!!:o)
PS I am so glad U brought back the 'treasure finding'!

Gael said...

That is the most awesomest caramel apple I have ever seen!! What a great card!

dweatter said...

Superb card!! What a clever and creative gal you are!!! I love this card.

April said...

Great caramel apple - and not a sticky finger in sight!!

Yeah for bringingback the "hunt."

scrapn_momof2 said...

Adorable little shaped card. Very creative use of your treasure find.

Barb said...

Love, Love, LOVE them! Very cute card and I just want to take a bite!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Friggin' cute! I love them. I like the pattern on the apple itself.

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Oh I love these Jeanette,

So glad the Treasure Hunts are back :) So fun!