Pink & Blue Baby Shower Party Favor Cigars

Today’s project is made with several retiring products: World’s Best Trophy stamp set, Archival Basic Black ink pad, and card stock in Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Soft Sky. Chocolate Chip is the perfect reddish brown color for a cigar. I wrapped it around large rolls of Sweetarts candies. The cigar bands are strips of card stock with 1″ punched circles. I didn’t have a stamp set that included “boy,” although there are a few that have the word “girl.” So I used the “son” and “daughter” from the World’s Best Trophy stamp set. These make great party favors for a baby shower. You can change the band color and sentiment for any occasion.

You can see everything that is retiring HERE. Everything is available through May 31, or while supplies last.

 

Here’s what I made:

World's Best Trophy stamp set, baby shower cigars party favors #stampcandy World's Best Trophy stamp set, baby shower cigars party favors #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Chocolate Chip card stock (CS) cut to 3″ x 7-1/4″ (one for each cigar)
  • Pink Pirouette CS cut to 3″ x 3/4″
  • Soft Sky CS cut to 3″ x 3/4″

Stamped with the World’s Best Trophy stamp set:

  • son in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Soft Sky CS
  • daughter in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Pink Pirouette CS

Cut using the 1″ Circle Punch:

  • both sentiments

Assembled the cigars:

  • burnished the Chocolate Chip CS pieces, and both of the CS strips, with a Bone Folder to soften and curl them
  • wrapped the Chocolate Chip CS pieces around rolls of SweetTarts candy and secured using Tear & Tape
  • wrapped the CS strips around the cigars and secured using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the punched sentiments onto the cigar bands using Tear & Tape

 

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Whole Lot of Lovely Baby Shower Chocolate Bars

I am back from a fun, amazing, full, exhausting weekend full of stamping events: two official Stampin’ Up! events and two events hosted by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. I gave a presentation at the first event, Brian’s Spring Stamp-Along on April 6 hosted by Brian King. Today I’m sharing one of the projects from my presentation; chocolate bars decorated with A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper for a baby shower. It’s a very quick and easy project. I mean very quick and easy. For the basic design, you need a chocolate bar, a couple pieces of paper, and a baby sock. Then you can froufrou it up however you want.

 

Here’s what I made:

Baby Shower party favors gifts made with the Little One stamp set and A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper DSP by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Baby Shower party favors gifts made with the Little One stamp set and A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper DSP by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 6″ x 6″ (2 pieces)
  • Pink Pirouette card stock (CS) cut to 5″ x 6-1/4″ (the chocolate bar is 6-1/4″ long and just over 4″ around)
  • Soft Suede CS cut to 5″ x 6-1/4″
  • Pool Party CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Powder Pink CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″

Stamped with the Little One stamp set:

  • sentiment in Basic Black ink onto each 1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ CS piece

Stamped with the Better Together stamp set:

  • diaper pin in Basic Black ink onto the front of the DSP “blankets”

Drew using Journaling Markers:

  • faces on the front of the CS wrapped chocolate bar “babies”

Assembled the project:

  • wrapped each chocolate bar with a 5″ x 6-1/4″ piece of CS and adhered together on the back with Tear & Tape
  • DSP wrapped around chocolate bar like a blanket, and adhered with Tear & Tape
  • sentiment adhered to the back using Tear & Tape
  • baby sock put on top like a hat
  • ribbon tied around the top of the hat and tied in a bow

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Sweet Little Something for a Happy Easter

Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Candy Hearts team meeting monthly swap for February. The theme was Spring, including any Spring holiday or anything “Springy.” I used the Sweet Little Something stamp set to create the three stamp photorealistic image of the stuffed bunny. My new Stamparatus made it so so easy to make multiples of this card, all of them lined up perfectly. Just change the sentiment and this card could be used for a baby shower, child birthday, or any occasion calling for a sweet stuffed bunny!

Be on the lookout for swap cards from my Candy Hearts team in the next few days!

 

Here’s what I made:

Happy Easter card made with the Sweet Little Something stamp set by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

Happy Easter card made with the Sweet Little Something stamp set by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Pool Party card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 2″ x 4″
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Sweet Little Something stamp set:

  • first bunny image in Blushing Bride ink onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • second bunny image in Flirty Flamingo ink
  • third bunny image in Calypso Coral ink
  • NOTE: I used the new Stamaparatus to stamp the bunny layers.
  • sentiment in Pool Party ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Bunch of Banners Framelits:

  • sentiment

Assembled the card:

  • folded and burnished the score line in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • bunny layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Optional: second Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the card base – The Pool Party CS is light enough to write on without adding the Whisper White CS.

 

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3-Step-Stamping Sweet Little Something

The Sweet Little Something stamp set was one of the first I wanted to try from the new 2018 Occasions Catalog. I used it to make today’s card, which could be used for a baby or young child or even for a baby shower. Make the same card in different colors for a different feel. Maybe Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, and Berry Burst for a girl? The see through photopolymer stamps make it easy as pie to line up the three stamps to create the photorealistic image.

It’s National Cuddle Up Day! Wouldn’t you love to cuddle up with this sweet little cuddly bunny?

 

Here’s what I made:

This very sweet card is made with the Sweet Little Something stamp set, Whole Lotta Lovely Designer Series Paper, and card stock in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry, all by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy This very sweet card is made with the Sweet Little Something stamp set, Whole Lotta Lovely Designer Series Paper, and card stock in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry, all by Stampin' Up! #stampcandyThis very sweet card is made with the Sweet Little Something stamp set, Whole Lotta Lovely Designer Series Paper, and card stock in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry, all by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Pool Party card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4-3/4″ x 1-3/4″
  • Crushed Curry CS cut to 5″ x 2″
  • Bermuda Bay CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-1/2″ x 3″
  • Crushed Curry CS cut to 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″
  • Bermuda Bay CS cut to 3″ x 3-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5″ x 1/2″

Embossed with the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder:

  • front of card base

Stamped with the Sweet Little Something stamp set:

  • bunny in Pool Party, then Bermuda Bay, then Island Indigo inks
  • sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink

Cut using the Pretty Label Punch:

  • sentiment, to round the ends

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • bunny

Assembled the card:

  • DSP glued onto the long piece of Crushed Curry CS
  • long piece of Crushed Curry CS glued onto the long piece of Bermuda Bay CS
  • long piece of Bermuda Bay CS glued onto the front of the card base
  • bunny adhered to the Whisper White CS with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS glued to the remaining piece of Crushed Curry CS
  • this Crushed Curry CS glued onto the remaining piece of Bermuda Bay CS
  • this Bermuda Bay CS glued onto the front of the card over the DSP and other layers
  • sentiment adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals on the right end and glue on the left end

 

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Wood Crate Shelves for a Baby’s Room

Today’s project may look involved, and it is, to be honest, but I had a great time making it. When I was asked to create a display board for the new Wood Textures Suite at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event in April, I looked around for ideas other than just putting treats in a crate. I looked online to see what people do with crates, and by far the most popular thing was to stack them to make shelves. So I decided to do that. I made the crates out of pastel colors of card stock, thinking if this were in a baby’s or child’s room, the crates may have been painted. The items on the shelves are toys, plants, and a few parents’ items.

 

 

Today’s project is also a part of Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlight for June. The theme this month is Baby, and I thought this project would be perfect.

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Here’s what I made:

I didn’t take a photo of this project until after I had returned from OnStage, so please forgive any parts that may have been mashed or warped from transporting it or from folks handling it.

Create a wall of shelves with the Wood Crate Framelits by Stampin' Up! This one is for a baby or kid room, with toys as well as some of the parents' stuff. #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut in 1/2″ strips

Stamped with the Hardwood background stamp:

  • in Smoky Slate ink onto both sides of die cut crate pieces (see below)

Stamped with the Bookcase Builder stamp set:

  • bin in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White CS
  • ABC blocks in Soft Sky ink onto Whisper White CS
  • books in Sahara Sand and Pear Pizzazz inks onto Whisper White CS
  • piggy bank in Flirty Flamingo ink onto Whisper White CS
  • duck in So Saffron ink onto Whisper White CS
  • trophy cup in Crushed Curry ink onto Whisper White CS
  • globe in Marina Mist ink onto Whisper White CS, then colored in continents with a Pear Pizzazz marker
  • 2 candlesticks in Smoky Slate ink onto Whisper White CS
  • bottles in Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, and Soft Sky inks onto Whisper White CS (used markers to color individual bottles)
  • lamp in So Saffron and Soft Sky inks onto Whisper White CS
  • frame in Bermuda Bay ink onto Whisper White CS
  • teddy bear in Sahara Sand ink onto Whisper White CS, then colored parts with Real Red, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Basic Black markers

Stamped with the Guy Greetings stamp set:

  • face in frame ink Basic Black ink
  • car in Basic Black ink onto Smoky Slate CS, then colored in with Tempting Turquoise marker

Stamped with the Country Livin’ stamp set:

  • boots in Basic Black ink onto Soft Suede CS, then colored straps and soles with a Soft Suede marker
  • guitar in Basic Black ink onto Sahara Sand CS

Stamped with the Moon Baby stamp set:

  • lamp, bunny, and bear in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White CS, then colored in with Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, and Sahara Sand markers

Stamped with the No Bones About It stamp set:

  • dinosaur in Real Red ink onto Whisper White CS

Stamped with the Vertical Greetings stamp set:

  • potted tree in Smoky Slate and Garden Green inks, and colored in the trunk with a Chocolate Chip marker, onto Whisper White CS
  • potted topiary in Pear Pizzazz and Cajun Craze inks onto Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Wood Crate Framelits:

  • 4 pieces of each color card stock (CS):
  • Blushing Bride CS
  • Soft Sky CS (ended up using only 2 pieces)
  • So Saffron CS
  • Pear Pizzazz CS
  • Wisteria Wonder CS
  • then stamped with Hardwood background stamp (see above)

Fussy cut with Paper Snips:

  • all the items on the shelves

Assembled the project:

  • strips of DSP glued onto a piece of 8″ x 10″ CS (any color) for paneling
  • 9 crates assembles with glue
  • crates glued to each other and onto paneling
  • attached items to inside of crates with strips of CS in each crate color. I folded each CS strip into a triangle for a “stand” and glued it to the back of the item and to the bottom of the crate (see photo below)
  • put the whole thing into an 8″ x 10″ frame

Create a wall of shelves with the Wood Crate Framelits by Stampin' Up! This one is for a baby or kid room, with toys as well as some of the parents' stuff. #stampcandy

Create a wall of shelves with the Wood Crate Framelits by Stampin' Up! This one is for a baby or kid room, with toys as well as some of the parents' stuff. #stampcandy

Here’s what I used:

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* Works beautifully on card fronts.
* 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. 6” x 6”
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Congratulations In the City New Host Stamp Set

I am in love with the new In the City host stamp set. I’ve used it to make several cards already. The cute little houses, stores, skyscrapers, cars, trees, clouds, plane, and the coordinating stamps to color them in, are all just as cute as they can be, and lend themselves to so many different occasions. Today’s card could be Congratulations for anything, but I used the stork inside to welcome a new baby.

This stamp set has 60 stamps. 60!!! And it’s only $16! That’s just 27 cents per stamp! It can only be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards – when you place an order of at least $160, you can get this set for your very own!

Just a note to let you know why I haven’t posted much in the last couple weeks or so. I dropped my laptop. On my tile floor. I don’t recommend it. Sometimes it works, and sometimes not so much. Doing a blog post on my phone or tablet has proven difficult to impossible. I’m in the process of switching to another computer, but it’s taking me longer than I thought it would – doesn’t everything? So hopefully I’ll be able to post more consistently again very soon.

 

Here’s what I made:

The new In The City host stamp set by Stampin' Up! is adorable! #stampcandy congratulations card The new In The City host stamp set by Stampin' Up! is adorable! #stampcandy congratulations card

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Marina Mist card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • 2 pieces of Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″

Stamped with the In the City stamp set:

  • houses, tree, and clouds in Night of Navy ink onto the outside piece of the Whisper White CS
  • clouds in Smoky Slate ink
  • houses filled in with Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, and Peekaboo Peach inks
  • tree filled in with Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • plane filled in with Marina Mist ink
  • sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • stork in Night of Navy ink onto the inside piece of Whisper White CS

Colored with a Blender Pen:

  • stork’s bundle in Marina Mist ink

Assembled the card:

  • cut banner with Paper Snips
  • used Piercing Tool to poke two holes in the end of the banner and one hole in the Whisper White CS at the back of the plane
  • Silver Metallic Thread threaded through the hole and secured on the back with Fast Fuse
  • same thread threaded through the two holes in the banner and secured on the back with Fast Fuse
  • adhered banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS with houses glued onto front of card base
  •  stork glued to inside of card base

 

Here’s what I used:

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Online orders of $75-149.99 placed with the Host Code will receive the FREE gift of the month!

Online orders of $150 or more will automatically receive the FREE gift of the month! Do not use the Host Code.

June’s FREE gift is a pack of the amazing new Color Theory Designer Series Paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Designed with a paint chip style color variation on one side, wood grain or paint crackle on the other side.

* Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options
* Works beautifully on card fronts.
* 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. 6” x 6”
* Acid-free
* Lignin free
* Coordinating colors: Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Whisper White

“No Contact” orders are not eligible for the free gift.

(I can ship within US only.)

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2017-2018 Annual Catalog

Designer Series Papers

are available to order now! 

Click here to order yours now!

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.

Click here to shop my online store!

 

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