Thursday, October 23, 2008

Caramel Apple Cards ~ Paper Crafting Thursday!

The winners of last week's paper crafting are Sherry and Lisa Ann. Please email me your addresses and I'll get your prizes in the mail!

Welcome to this week's project! I have been having lots of fun making these caramel apple cards.

Caramel apple
They are quick and easy to put together.

Print an apple pattern.

Cut it out, including most of the leaves on top.

Trace *two* apples onto a piece of paper.

On one of the apples, draw a dripping caramel pattern. Be as messy as you like-it's hot caramel after all!

Cut out caramel and apple patterns.

Caramel Apples
Trace onto brown and green and/or red cardstock.

Scrapbook paper
Shade the caramel edges with a brown ink pad, if desired.

Caramel apples
Glue caramel to front of apples.

Popsicle stick
Glue a popsicle stick to the back.

Tie on a little ribbon.

Or a "sweet" tag.

Caramel Apple card
You can send to a friend as is, or glue apple to the front of a card.

Goodie bag
Another fun idea is to place your card in a clear goodie bag, along with shredded paper and lots of caramel candies!

Goodie Bag

Caramel Apple Cards
I hope you have enjoyed this week's paper project!

~More Homemade Cards~

Paper Craft Fun: Post any kind of paper craft (card, bookmark, tag, banner, journal, etc.) on your blog between now and next week and come sign Mr. Linky. Next Thursday, I will draw two of the names and the winners will receive supplies for a homemade card: blank notecard, envelope, and an assortment of scrapbook paper, stickers (or stamped images), and ribbon. Link back here in your post, so that others will know where to join in the fun, too!

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Lindsay-ann said...

Hi kelli
Those caramel apple cards look good enough to eat. I love how you have wrapped them with the caramel candies. Just beautiful.
Congratulations on opeing your etsy shop. I look forward to stopping by later for a look.

Angie said...

Those are some of the cutest cards I've seen in a long time.

Missy said...

those are wonderful :) so cute and creative!

Winterwood said...

Honestly kelli - where do you get all your wonderful ideas from?? I am really amazed this apple card is the cutest thing I've seen for a long time!

Clare said...

Oh those cards look great , good enough to eat lol..

Thank-you for sharing


Terri said...

That is sooooooo cute!

Kathleen Grace said...

These cards are adorable! I just found your blog last week and you are in my google reader now:>) My favorites are the ones in bags with candy, too cute! Thanks for sharing these great ideas:>)

Earthmommy said...

Kelli, these are so cute! I have to get some caramel candy anyway for apple dipping, so we are going to make some of these for my hubby's office staff.

Lori said...

Love those caramel apple cards.
You are so creative.

Heather said...

wow they look awesome!

Katie said...

That is SOOOO CUTE! I love these! The ones in the goodie bags are such a cute idea, Kelli! You are so creative. I am just lovin' this!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh how charming are these. I can not wait to get mine xoxoxox Clarice

the pleasures of homemaking said...

So sweet! I love it in the bag it almost looks like a real one!


Mrs. H. said...

Those are soooooo cute! They would be perfect to use for a Halloween party invitation! :-)

Linda C said...
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crystal said...

Yummm...Love em. That is a cute idea.


Linda C said...

(Sorry- I flubbed my previous comment-major typo)
The caramel apple cards are very clever and cute! I also love the goodie-bag idea. And congrats on your etsy shop!! When do you sleep?:)
~Linda C

Julie said...

Love it!! It is "delicious" enough to eat!! julie

tardevil said...

Great idea!

Anonymous said...

HI Kelli! The cards are adorable. I made a couple of birthday cards yesterday using a some of your ideas. I am very proud of how they turned out.

Good luck with your etsy shop. I am sure it will be a success. Debbi

glorv1 said...

That is a great idea. I like the idea of it in a bag. Very creative.

Christy Lee said...

I'm going to have to try those!! I'm usually not good at paper crafts but I think I could pull those off!!!! I started a new holiday can link to it off of my regular blog...stop by sometime and check it out!

Lady_MSnow said...

Oh my goodness! I think that is the cutest one yet. :D

Sandra said...

Ok I love all your cards, but seriously this one is just too adorable for words. Good grief, how cute can you get?

Grandma Faith said...

The caramel apple candy cards are awesome. I'll be making those for treats for the young ones. Thanks for the idea! Love, Faith

Sarah said...

Your cards are always a delight to look at, but this one is so incredibly unique. I love it! And I'll have to try it!

Barbara H. said...

Those are some of the cutest things I have ever seen!

Melanie said...

Cute and yummy!

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea!

Holly Roberts said...

Those are the cutest cards ! Thanks for sharing this great idea. I am thinking of making these and putting in the clear bags with some candy in them for my childrens teachers and ladies at church -) Your so creative . Have a wonderful weekend !
Oh, enjoyed the camping pic's too. Looked so nice and peaceful..very pretty there too.

Bugzmommy said...

I love those caramel apple cards. But what I love even more is that you give a tutorial AND sell them in your Etsy shop! What a gracious girl!

Still love your blog ;-)


Bugzmommy said...

Oops! I thought I saw those in your Etsy shop...but when I looked again, I guess I was imagining things! Still perfect though ;-)

The Liberty Belle said...

Kelli, you're too much! I love the caramel apple cards and I'm so glad you've shared. May God bless you and keep you. said...

Those are ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!! You've got something there, girl. You've been given a great talent, and you're sure investing it by sharing it with us. What an inspiration.

Cathryn said...

Hi Kelli,

I've been frequentung your blog for a few days now. I stand amazed at the depth of your talent. This is one of the nicest, if not the nicest blog I have ever viewed. I find myself spending a lot of time looking at your crafts, and recipes, and well, everything. You have a wonderful God given talent. Your taste in movies and books tells me we may be kindred spirits. Keep up the awesome work. Lord Bless, Cathryn

Angie Vinez said...

Those cards are absolutely, positively adorable!!! Thanks for sharing these with us. I can't wait to make them with my kids!

my home sanctuary said...

Oh my word Kelli these are the cutest things I have ever seen. I just love them!
BTW good luck on the shop.
I put my link up on my new blog.
Come see me.
Sherry (from My Journey)

Pattie said...

Hi Kelli -

Those are just too darn cute!

Mam said...

These are so clever and cute! What a cool way to share candy! I'm excited about your Etsy shop. May God bless your business.
My entry for the paper craft includes a tutorial which I put on my art blog. I hope it's in the spirit of this feature?

The Berry's Patch said...

That is sooooo cute Kellie! You never cease to amaze me girl. :-)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The candy apples are so cute, I especially like putting them in the bags with caramels!


Christine Lynn said...

I am entering for the first time here! Yeah for me for getting it done!... I hope mine counts as a paper =O)

Kelli, your caramel apples are adorable. I want to makes some now. thank you for sharing this and I love your new site that you are selling things on. Thanks for all the fun ideas over here!

DebW said...

Kelli, These have to be some of the cutest cards that I have ever seen. I love your little gift bag idea using the candy and card! What a sweet (literally,lol) gift for a secret pal or a "just because". Thanks so much for your idea! I hope you have great success with your new Etsy shop!
Debbie - WV

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Congratulations on your etsy shop, you will sell out fast!

I love your caramel apple card, I could eat that card! :) I think this is one of my favorites, thank you for sharing!

Melyssa R
Boulder County, CO

These are so cute!!! I absolutely love the idea!

Jules said...

Hi Kelli- These candy apples are wonderful! I'm using your idea for Sunday School this week. I've made the "candy apples" and put the memeory verse on the apple. Then I used the tag to say "(Child's Name Here) Memory Verse". They turned out wonderful and I wanted to thank you for sharing art!!! They go perfect with the lesson I already had planned. Have a blessed day! -Jules

Cookie Sunshine said...

These cards are just adorable. I love your choices of color and paper. They are deliciously sweet.

Angie said...

I made these cards :) They came out really cute. I'll be posting them on my blog when I get around to taking pics of them. I'll link back to your idea.

Kelly said...


Those are absolutely TOO CUTE! I want to bite one. :o)

LW said...

What a cute idea!

love the bag with the apple and candy,
what a sweet little gift..


TJ said...

What a wonderful idea for a card! They look so nice.

Pastiche said...

Hi Kelli,
How cool that you used my apple coloring picture for a coloring page craft - it's exactly the kind of project I like to see (and do). Very creative! I'm savin' this one ... Lee

Rizwan said...

I am visiting you first time your work is cool on this blog i really like this pattern is cool

Mahmood Ali said...

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