February 04, 2018

Spun sugar… is there anything sweeter? For Christmas several years ago, I asked my husband for a cotton candy maker, thinking he’d get me a countertop device. Nope. He surprised me with the whole enchilada—a pro-grade, perfectly pink sugar spinner. It’s divine. In honor of my spun sugar passion, I made this page. The Candy Land Shaker Kit was just the sweet stuff I needed to spin this story to life. 
 
 
Of course, the page includes cotton candy. I stamped the cones and added the cotton to the tops. This fuzz looks nearly good enough to eat, don’t ya think?
 
 
 
I stamped extra cones, which I turned into banner bits for the top of my page. TIP: Running paper between your index finger and thumbnail will cause it to curl, sort of like curling ribbon using scissors. It’s a nifty way to add a little lift to your projects, and a banner is a perfect place to apply this simple trick. 
 
 
Inspired by the colors in this kit, I added some watercolor paint splatter. TIP: Don’t over saturate your brush with water when doing this technique. Less water will give you smaller, darker dots vs. large, light blobs. 
 
 
I usually write my journaling by hand, but the grid design of my layout was begging for a printed text square. With it and the decorative cotton candy square, I came to a total of six 2 x 2 squares, just right for printing on a 4 x 6 piece of photo paper. I used the six-up collage option (six 2 x 2 squares) in the app.  
 
 
For the title, I used a negative (leftover) lollipop piece to make the P. This die is just one of many finger-lickin awesome candy dies in this set. I hand cut the remaining letters in “spin.’ What can I say? I’m a sucker for letter tricks. ;) 
 
 
This page was a treat to work on. I hope it spins your creativity right ‘round. ;)
 
 
 
In the spirit of this page, I’ll leave you with this little gem. You’re welcome! ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGNiXGX2nLU 
 
Cheers!
Megan Hoeppner
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SUPPLIES
 
Queen & Co. Supplies
Other Supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Watercolor Brush and Paint: Close to My Heart; Pen: Tombow; App: Project Life; Ink: Taylored Expressions; Stickers: Felicity Jane; Die Cutting Machine: Sizzix. 

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