Today I’m sharing a card I didn’t get around to posting before Sale-a-bration ended on Sunday. I used the Approaching Perfection stamp set, which was a free Sale-a-bration item. I hope you were able to get your own. Don’t worry, everything else I used is still available. This was one of our February Candy Hearts Team Meeting cards. 

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Here’s what I made:

Hydrangea Hill double card #stampcandy

Hydrangea Hill double card #stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Gorgeous Grape card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Gorgeous Grape card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 4″ x 4″ (flowers)
  • DSP layer cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe)
  • DSP layers cut to 4″ x 3/4″ (stripe)
  • Basic White CS layer cut to 4″ x 4″
  • Gorgeous Grape CS layer cut to fit around the outer sentiment (about 2-3/4″x 3/4″)

Stamped with the Approaching Perfection stamp set:

  • candles in Highland Heather ink onto the Basic White CS layer
  • sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink onto a scrap of Basic White CS, then cut the sentiment into two parts and trimmed each piece to look uniform all around
  • NOTE: the front piece is about 2″ x 1/2″ and the inner piece is about 1-1/2″ x 1/2

Cut using the Hydrangea Dies:

  • 9 small flowers from a scrap of Gorgeous Grape CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the folds in the card bases with a Bone Folder
  • two DSP strips glued onto the inside of the larger card base, at the top and at the bottom
  • left side of smaller card base glued onto the inside of the larger card base, centered so equal amounts of the DSP strips show
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  • largest DSP layer glued onto the front of the larger card base
  • inner sentiment glued onto the DSP layer
  • die cut flowers glued around the sentiment
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  • ribbon tied in a bow and the ends adhered onto the back of the layer using Tear & Tape, the held the bow in place using a Mini Glue Dot
  • 4″ x 4″ DSP layer adhered onto the front of the smaller card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • outer sentiment glued onto the approx. 2-3/4″x 3/4″ Gorgeous Grape CS piece, then glued onto the DSP layer
  • 3 Gorgeous Grape pearls applied onto the card fronts using a Take Your Pick tool

Hydrangea Hill double card #stampcandy


Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!


Here’s what I used:

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Butterfly Brilliance Today!

There are four new products available today that are out of this world gorgeous. And they’re only available for a couple months, so definitely get them as soon as you can, in case they sell out!

Item #155092Butterfly Brilliance stamp set #stampinup #stampcandy

Brilliant Wings Dies,  Item #155523Brilliant Wings dies #stampinup #stampcandy

Item #156824Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper #stampinup #stampcandy

Natural Touch Specialty Paper, Item# 156825Natural Touch Specialty Paper #stampinup #stampcandy

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, Item #155821Butterfly Brilliance Bundle @stampcandy

Item #159408Butterfly Brilliance Collection #stampinup #stampcandy


Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick!

The Hey Chick stamp set from 2017 Sale-a-bration was so popular, Stampin’ Up! has brought it back. But that’s not all! Now there are coordinating dies. AND there’s a second stamp set, Hey Birthday Chick, that also has coordinating dies. CLICK HERE to see them all. One thing though – they’re available for a limited time, so get them while you can!

Hey, Chick and Hey, Birthday Chick bundles


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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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