Today the 2017 Holiday Catalog goes live! I am so excited about this new catalog! There are some amazing new items, and I love how so many of them work together. For example, the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies work with the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set (available together in a bundle to save you 10%) as well as the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (see the pumpkins in the lower left corner of the DSP pictured below.) The 4 pumpkin framelits in the set cut out the pumpkins in the paper! And the Cat Punch works with the Spooky Cat stamp set (also bundled) as well as the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (see the cats second from the upper left corner of the DSP pictured below.)

Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Pick a Pumpkin stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Cat Punch by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Spooky Cat stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I made:

The piece of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used for the background has 16 repeats of this 3″ x 3″ design, so you can cut them apart and make 16 cards or invitations out of just one sheet of DSP!

Adorable Halloween card or invitation made using the Graveyard Gate stamp set, Patterned Pumpkins thinlits, Lots of Labels framelits, Spooky Night DSP, Spooky Cat stamp set, by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Cajun Craze card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3″ x 3″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″, for the inside

Stamped with the Graveyard Gate stamp set:

  • sentiment in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS

Stamped with the Spooky Cat stamp set:

  • witch hat in Versamark ink onto a scrap of Basic Black CS, then heat embossed in Clear
  • hat buckle in Versamark ink onto the hat, then heat embossed in silver

Die cut using the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits:

  • jack-o-lantern from a piece of DSP

Die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits:

  • sentiment
  • larger size from a scrap of Pumpkin Pie CS
  • strip using a much larger die to cut the ends of a 1″ strip of Basic Black CS

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • witch hat

Assembled the card:

  • 3″ x 3″ DSP glued onto the 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Basic Black CS
  • jack-o-lantern glued onto the DSP
  • witch hat glued onto the jack-o-lantern’s head
  • this whole thing glued onto the front of the card base
  • sentiment glued onto the Pumpkin Pie CS label
  • Pumpkin Pie CS label glued onto the Basic Black CS strip
  • this whole thing glued onto the front of the card base
  • 2 copper sequins glued to the Basic Black CS strip
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla CS glued to the inside of the card base


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:

Click on the images for more details and to purchase.



Only 5 days left to register for the

Merry Little Christmas Mega Suite Class!


A Class in Two Parts

September 9, 2017
10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Candy’s Stamping Studio, Atlanta, GA
Let me know if you need directions.

In this two part class you’ll make Christmas cards and coordinating gift packaging. You can sign up for just one, but why not sign up for both and have matching cards and gifts, and save money?

Part 1:
10am-1pm, $15
You’ll make 6 cards using products from the suite.

Part 2:
2pm-5pm, $15
You’ll make 4 gift bags and boxes, complete with tags and decoration.

Parts 1 & 2, $28
Save when you register for both!

CLICK HERE to register by September 6.

When you register for the class AND you order from me:
– one of the two bundles included in the Mega Suite, I will give you a $10 gift certificate for Stampin’ Up! product at the class.
– both bundles, I will give you a $20 gift certificate for Stampin’ Up! product at the class!
Merry Little Labels Bundle                    Carols of Christmas Bundle
buy the clear mount bundle               buy the clear mount bundle
Gift certificates are good only for Stampin’ Up! products ordered through Candy Ford. Customer is responsible for tax and shipping.




Shop with me in September and help those affected by Hurricane Harvey


I will donate 20% of my September sales to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey Relief. 

Please help make a difference. CLICK HERE to shop now.


September Host Code


September’s FREE gift is the brand new Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:
Create a beautiful quilt pattern background with this Embossing Folder. It’s easy to make a great impression! Just place flat card stock in this embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, and out comes card stock with a bold textured design.
* 1 folder
* 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
* Use with Big Shot

Watch this video from Stampin’ Up! on the Quilted Christmas Suite in the new Holiday Catalog


Use the Host Code on your online orders under $150. You can see how to use a Host Code here.

Orders between $75 and $149.99, using the Host Code, will receive my FREE Gift of the Month. Orders of $150 and above will automatically receive the gift – do no use the Host Code.

I can ship only within the United States.  “No contact” orders are not eligible.

CLICK HERE to shop in my online store!


Gum Ball Rewards

You always earn a Gum Ball for every $50 you spend on an order with me. Earn 10 Gum Balls and I’ll send you a free stamp set of your choice! See the Gum Ball Rewards page for details.

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!



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