Blog Hop and Blog Candy for CYCI 100!

100 spots

This week’s challenge is a very special one. For the 100th CYCI challenge we are doing a Blog Hop AND Blog Candy!

Here is this week’s sketch…

CYCI 100 due 12-18-15 - two week challenge

…and here is my card.

cyci 100 a wm

To make it even more special, I’m giving you a sneak peek at some of the new products that will be available to order on January 5 from the 2016 Occasions Catalog.

Both patterned papers are from the new Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack. The stack is very colorful, but these two patterns look stately, calm, and rather masculine.

The Crushed Curry dot, from the new It’s My Party Enamel Dots, adds a little pop of color.

The sentiment is from the new Greatest Greetings stamp set, which has 15 different sentiments in an adorable font:

Greatest Greetings stamp set

The card base and mats for both panels are Basic Grey and Bermuda Bay card stock. The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White.

Here’s what I used:

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Here is my blog candy: Versatile Christmas stamp set, Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack, Metallic Silver Baker’s Twine, Home For Christmas Enamel Dots, and Season of Cheer Washi Tape. That’s a $45 value!

BLOG CANDY 12-20-15

To enter the drawing for this blog candy, simply leave a comment below by January 1. On January 2, I will announce who the winner is – chosen using the random number generator at Be sure to check back to see if you’ve won an extra Christmas gift! (I will ship anywhere in the US.)

Everyone on the blog hop is offering blog candy, so be sure to comment on each post to enter all the different drawings.

And don’t forget to join us on by posting your project for a chance to be a winning pick of our Design Team Members!

If you lose your place along the hop, refer to this list:


Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

my signature Candy


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  2. Love the card not having anything but DSP and a simple sentiment. I always seem to try and fill all my space so I like the openness of the card. The patterns of the DSP are also very “busy” and everything works well together. Love it.
    You didn’t have a big “King” guy in mind when you made this card did you? Since the King celebrated a birthday this week, Mr. 15 Layers would love this card. ?
    Happy birthday Brian King???

    • No, Gigi, I didn’t actually have him in mind, but I think over time my style has been influenced by his, as it has been by so many talented card makers. I used to try to cover every bit of the card, too, but I’m learning to leave more “white space” now.

  3. Your use of new products are great and make the wait even harder! Thank you!

  4. Very nice! Simple and sweet – perfect for any man! 🙂

  5. Cute card! Masculine cards are a challenge for me so Thank You for the idea!

  6. Hi Candy! I love the colors on the card. They are a break from holiday colors without being full spring.

  7. Good morning. Always enjoy your inspiration.

  8. Great “guy”card. Love your colors!

  9. Love these colors. I could easily see a picture of the Greatest guy on there.

  10. Super FUN!!!

  11. Such a perfect guy card! Love the CAS design and pretty papers you used!

  12. love seeing the cards you produce & the blog candy is a sweet treat!

  13. Love this masculine card and such a great way to use Designer Series Paper. It is such a pleasure to be on the design team with an amazingly talented group.

  14. Have a Merry Christmas

  15. Such nice cards!!! Good prize pack too!!!

  16. What a great card. Looking forward to the SAB & Special Occasions catalog sales. Have a great Holiday Season.

  17. Candy, I love this masculine card. Wow!

  18. We always need more masculine cards! TFS!

  19. We all need more male cards!

  20. I love your clean and simple masculine card, beautiful work!

  21. Great CAS guy card….they’re so challenging to make sometimes! Great new sentiments too! Congrats on your 100th challenge!

  22. Love it!! Great card for a guy!

  23. Wow, what a great guy card! Love the open spaces!!!

  24. You always give me new ideas on how to use our products. Typically I would pair either of these DSP papers with something more bold, but the way you used them together totally works. I am personally still
    having trouble with the empty space , but I am trying.

  25. Love the colors – Love the layers – Love the NEW 2016 Occasions Mini products that you used and Love the Masculine look! Clean and Simple! Awesome card all the way around. I struggle with Masculine cards so I will be casing this neat card that you shared with us. Congratulations on your 100th challenge!

  26. I love this card. Simple but really so lovely. I will for sure use this for inspiration.

  27. Candy nice move making a guy card! Looks fab!!

  28. Love the colors and simplicity of your card.

  29. Gorgeous card! I love those colors and patterns together!

  30. I love this card, Candy. I earmarked this striped paper as on of my favorites. What fun!

  31. Love the simplicity of this card!

  32. guy cards are so hard,,,but you did a great job

  33. It’s sort of nice to be seeing cards other than Christmas cards. And I’m always happy to see ideas for masculine cards. Thanks.

  34. Fun take on this week’s sketch, Candy. Congrats on the CYCI 100th challenge milestone!

  35. You nailed this card. Love the font on that sentiment set. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Thanks for the chance!

  37. Such a versatile set! Great card!

  38. Love your masculine card!! And yummie blog candy also! 🙂

  39. Great card, The “King” even liked it I see. Keep up the great work!

  40. Very simple, but a great guy card!

  41. Perfect guy card. Love the dsp. TFS Thanks for a chance to win your candy. Merry Christmas!!

  42. Beautiful card!! Love all the layers. And I love that it is masculine and not at all “busy” as some of my masculine cards tend to be.

  43. Awesome card! The colors and DSP are perfect for any guy. Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy!

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  45. Great masculine card! I rarely think about mixing and matching patterns with my papers. I need to do this more often! TFS!

  46. Great card! Love the layering and sentiment! Love that Greatest Greetings set!

  47. Love that you chose to make a “masculine” card from the DSP. What a great job.

  48. Candy, you have created a fabulous masculine card!! Love the sentiment along with the DSP- tfs!

  49. Fabulous card! Love the papers, and what a fun font on the sentiment set!

  50. I love your card. I love that color combo. Works great for anyone.

  51. Great card! Love the papers!

  52. Fabulous card Candy! Wonderfully masculine and CAS, but so much interest from the DSP.

  53. Oh WOW!! Love this card created with just DSP and this sweet sentiment, love the font and the detail of that pretty yellow enamel dot.
    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome blog candy.

  54. Wonderful color combinations. Thank you for the chance to win blog candy.

  55. Love this card. I have mostly men in my life (other than dear friends of course) so I really appreciate the masculine ideas. Also, would love the blog candy, as I do not have any of those things. So generous! Thanks

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