No Matter the Weather for APPT Blog Hop

APPT headerIt’s time for the March APPT Blog Hop! This month’s kit is called No Matter the Weather and it’s designed to make 12 sweet weather themed cards. It also came with an extra stamp set called Spring Splash. Today we are sharing alternate projects made with this kit. I can’t wait to see what everyone on the hop has created!

I decided to make a card and an open top gift box for a friend. The current situation in the world makes almost all of us need a little boost. I want my friend to know I’m there for her…with a bottle of hand soap (you can barely see the top of the pump bottle amongst the tissue paper.)

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Here’s what I made:

Stampin Up! Paper Pumpkin March 2020 No Matter The Weather, APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

Stampin Up! Paper Pumpkin March 2020 No Matter The Weather, APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

Stampin Up! Paper Pumpkin March 2020 No Matter The Weather, APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

Stampin Up! Paper Pumpkin March 2020 No Matter The Weather, APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • 1-3/4″ cut from the bottom of one of the blue/gray cards from the kit, cutting away the gray area and leaving the blue
  • Two more of the same cards scored 1-3/4″ from the bottom, and 1/4″ from the printed end
  • 1/4″ cut from the plain end of these same two cards
  • You should now have two cards 6-1/2″ x 5″ and one card 7″x 3-1/2″

Stamped with the No Matter the Weather stamp set:

  • sentiment in Basic Gray ink onto a whit did cut circle
  • clouds and raindrops in Basic Gray ink along the top of the front of the 3-1/2″ tall card
  • clouds and raindrops in Basic Gray ink along the top of the front of one the other two cards

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • one pair of boots cut off the end of a boot line-up die cut
  • two pairs of boots cut off the end of a boot line-up die cut, and one of the cut away pairs cut apart into individual boots
  • cut along the four score lines, only up to the horizontal score line, of the two 5″ tall cards

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • a plain white circle die cut glued onto the front of the 3-1/2″ tall card
  • 3 pink heart die cuts adhered the white circle die cut using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • die cut of 3 pairs of boots and 2 individual boots glued together, then adhered onto the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the box:

  • burnished all the folds in the two remaining card bases with a Bone Folder
  • glued the 1/4″ flaps to the inside of the opposite end of the other card base
  • folded up the four bottom flaps and glued them together to create the bottom of the box
  • sentiment glued onto the blue side with clouds and raindrops
  • die cut of 4 pairs of boots adhered, overlapping the sentiment, using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • gift and tissue paper put in the box

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Here’s the No Matter the Weather hop:

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used, other than the No Matter the Weather kit:

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Welcome Easter Pizza Box for IRBH

InKing Royalty Blog Hop March 2020

It’s time for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop (IRBH) for March! This month’s theme is Easter. For my project, I used the Welcome Easter stamp set, Sending Flowers Dies, and Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper to decorate a mini Pizza Box. It’s the perfect size for some sweet treats, and oh so easy!

Be sure to hop around to all the blogs. I know I can’t wait to see all the great projects made by this talented group!

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Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Welcome Easter stamp set, Sending Flowers Dies, Mini Pizza Box for IRBH March 2020, made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! Welcome Easter stamp set, Sending Flowers Dies, Mini Pizza Box for IRBH March 2020, made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
  • DSP cut to 3-3/8″ x 7/8″ (4 pieces)

Stamped with the Welcome Easter stamp set:

  • rabbit in Smoky Slate ink (stamped off once) onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • bee in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the large piece of DSP

Cut using the Sending Flowers Dies:

  • sentiment

Cut using the 1/2″ Circle Punch:

  • notch in the middle of one of the small DSP strips (for the front of the box)

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • fussy cut the rabbit

Colored using markers:

  • bee wings and body using a White Stampin’ Chalk Marker
  • bee body using a Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker (on top of the dried white chalk ink)
  • rabbit eyes using a Journaling Pen
  • rabbit ears, feet, and nose in Melon Mambo ink using a Blender Pen

Put it all together:

  • burnished the folds in the box with a Bone Folder, then folded to assemble the pizza box
  • square DSP glued onto the top of the box
  • DSP strip with punched notch glued onto the front of the box
  • 3 remaining DSP strips glued onto the other 3 sides of the box
  • sentiment and rabbit adhered onto the DSP layer on the top of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Here’s the InKing Royalty Easter hop:

Thank you for hopping with us today! After reading my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next stop, Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo. If you get lost during the hop, use this lineup as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <— YOU ARE HERE!!!
  3. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  4. Susan Fields at Very Simply Susan
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

OSAT Chick Ewe Out Blog Hop

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Welcome to the March OSAT Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Chick Ewe Out, and we’re sharing animal themed creations. I used the Special Someone stamp set and coordinating Special Day Dies to create a birthday card, gift box and tag. I already had this awesome black box that a sleep mask came in, so I decided to cover the lid with Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper to go with my card.

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Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Sending Flowers Die, Special Someone stamp set, Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, happy birthday card and gift box made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! Sending Flowers Die, Special Someone stamp set, Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, happy birthday card and gift box made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! Sending Flowers Die, Special Someone stamp set, Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, happy birthday card and gift box made by Candy Ford #stampcandyStampin' Up! Sending Flowers Die, Special Someone stamp set, Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, happy birthday card and gift box made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer, for the card:

  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic Black CS layer cut to 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 3″ x 2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Cut with my paper trimmer, for the box & tag:

  • DSP cut to 6-1/2″ x 12″, to cover the box lid
  • Basic Black CS cut to 2″ x 5″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″

Stamped with the Special Someone stamp set:

  • squirrel and mouse in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • squirrel in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a piece of Post-It Tape (you can use a Post-It Note)
  • 4 balloon outlines in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • 1 balloon outline, balloon string, and sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the Whisper White CS for the inside of the card base
  • filled in 4 balloons on Thick CS in Petal Pink (1), Flirty Flamingo (1), and Soft Sea Foam (2) inks
  • filled in balloon on CS for the inside in Flirty Flamingo ink 
  • 1 balloon string in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the 1-3/4″ wide piece of Whisper White CS for the tag

Cut using the Special Day Dies:

  • squirrel, mouse, and 3 balloons on the Whisper White Thick CS scrap

Stamped balloon strings on the front of the card:

  • cut squirrel face from the Post-It Tape and placed it on the face of the squirrel on the Thick CS, to mask it
  • placed the squirrel on the Whisper White CS layer where I wanted it, then stamped the 3 balloon strings over it
  • removed Post-It Tape
  • This made it look like the squirrel is holding the 3 strings behind his head.

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Cut using the Banner Triple Punch:

  • one end of the two CS pieces for the tag 

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • Squirrel in Light and Dark Crumb Cake
  • mouse in Bronze and Ivory

Colored DSP layer using Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • rose gold flowers in Flirty Flamingo
  • silver flowers in Petal Pink
  • all flower centers in So Saffron
  • background in Soft Sea Foam
  • I had planned to color the DSP for the box lid the same way, and tie Basic Black ribbon around the box, but it was late and my creaky old hands were tired of coloring.
  • NOTE: You can use Stampin’ Blends Markers in these same colors on the DSP.

Dyed the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon:

  • cut 3 lengths of the ribbon long enough to tie around the box and tie in a bow
  • put several drops of ink and a few tablespoons alcohol in 3 small bowls (1 Petal Pink, 1 Flirty Flamingo, and 1 Soft Sea Foam)
  • put ribbon in the ink/alcohol and let sit (I let them sit overnight, but they are take in the color pretty quickly.)
  • dyed ribbons laid out to dry on a piece of grid paper
  • Note: I prefer to use glass bowls, because they don’t stain. The ink rinses right out with cold water.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Basic Black CS layer glued onto the DSP layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Basic Black CS layer
  • squirrel, mouse, and 3 balloons adhered onto the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Assembled the box and tag:

  • wrapped the DSP around the box lid, creasing it along all edges
  • burnished the folds in the DSP with a Bone Folder
  • flaps cut at all 4 corners using Paper Snips
  • DSP glued onto the box lid, tucking in flaps at the corners
  • ribbons tied around the box and in a bow
  • Whisper White tag piece glued onto the Basic Black tag piece, lining up punched end and sides
  • any extra CS trimmed from the top of the Basic Black CS tag piece
  • hole punched in the top of the tag (I used an old 1/4″ circle punch.)
  • remaining Soft Sea Foam die cut balloon glued onto the tag
  • tag tied onto the ribbon using a piece of  Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine

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Here’s the OSAT Chick Ewe Out Blog Hop:

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Here are today’s main colors:

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

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Here’s what I used:

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Here are some helpful links:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

First Ever Candy Hearts Blog Hop!

Candy Hearts Blog Hop March 2020 - Spring

Welcome to the first ever Candy Hearts Blog Hop! Thank you for hopping along with us today as we share our Spring themed projects. Be sure to hop to all the hops to see all the great projects the team has created.

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Here’s what I made:

What says Spring more than brightly colored flowers? I used the Sending Flowers Dies to create this flowery, square, birthday card.

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Stampin' Up! Special Someone stamp set, Sending Flowers Dies, happy birthday card made by Candy Ford for the Candy Hearts Spring Blog Hop March 2020 #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Granny Apple Green CS layer cut to 4-1/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Balmy Blue CS layer cut to 4″ x 4″

Stamped with the Special Someone stamp set:

  • Happy Birthday in Versamark ink onto the Balmy Blue CS layer, then heat embossed in white

Cut using the Sending Flowers Dies:

  • Granny Apple Green CS layer using the largest die
  • flowers from scraps of Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, and Pineapple Punch CS

Drew using a White Stampin’ Chalk Marker:

  • dots on the Granny Apple Green CS layer around the circle

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Balmy Blue CS layer glued onto the back of the Granny Apple Green CS layer, so the sentiment shows above the flowers
  • die cut flowers glued onto the coordinating shapes on the Granny Apple Green CS layer, only using the centers of the Pineapple Punch flowers
  • Balmy Blue CS layer glued onto the front of the card base

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Here’s the Candy Hearts Blog Hop:

Thank you for hopping with the Hearts today! Be sure to hop around to all the stops. You do not want to miss any of the creativity in this talented group of stampers!

  1. Candy Ford of Stamp Candy
  2. Joanne Brown of Stamping With Jojo
  3. Linda Krueger of The Stamp Coach

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Here are today’s colors:

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

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Here’s what I used:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

ICS Blog Hop – Clubhouse Bundle

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Welcome to the ICS Blog Hop for March! This month’s theme is “One Stamp Set, So Many Uses” and we’re featuring three cards of varying difficulty using the same stamp set. I’ve used the Clubhouse Bundle and other products from the Country Club Suite to create my three cards.

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Here’s what I made:

Card #1, Beginner Stamper:Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite Beginner Card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy for OnStage 2019 in Atlanta

 

Card #2, Casual Stamper:Stampin' Up! Suite casual card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Card #3, Avid Stamper:Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite avid card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

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Here’s what I did:

I used Whisper White note cards for all three card bases.

For card #1:

  • stamped the sentiment and the ball/tee image in Garden Green ink onto the front of the card base

For card #2:

  • stamped the sentiment in Garden Green ink onto a Whisper White card stock (CS) layer
  • stamped the sentiment and the ball image in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS, then die cut them, and adhered them onto the same layer
  • glued that layer onto a Garden Green CS layer, then glued a strip of Country Club Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the left side and tied a piece of Poppy Parade twine around it
  • glued the whole thing onto the front of the card base

For card #3:

  • stamped the sentiment in Garden Green ink twice onto a scrap of Whisper White CS, then die cut them with two different dies
  • die cut 5 clumps of grass from a scrap of Garden Green CS, a tee from a scrap of Crushed Curry CS, and a large golf ball from a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • heat embossed the large golf ball in clear to make it shiny
  • embossed a layer of Poppy Parade CS using the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder, then glued it onto a layer of Garden Green CS
  • glued a piece of DSP onto the Poppy Parade CS layer
  • adhered the die cut ball, tee, and grass clumps onto a panel of Whisper White CS, some glued and some with dimensionals, then glued that onto the other layers
  • glued the crest shape sentiment onto the Poppy Parade CS layer, and adhered the banner sentiment over it using dimensionals
  • tied a piece of Garden Green twine around the stack of layers, then glued them onto the front of the card base

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Here’s the hop:

Click on the next button to hop to the next stop, Terri Takashige of Territerbear’s Stamp & Scrap Spot:

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Here are today’s colors:

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

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Here’s what I used:

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Tropical Oasis Birthday Card for IRBH

Happy Birthday Celebrations for Inking Royalty Blog Hop February 2020

Welcome to the February 2020 InKing Royalty Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Birthdays. I used the Tropical Oasis Suite to make this birthday card. 

Be sure to hop around to all the stops. You don’t want to miss any of the great projects made by this talented group! Scroll down to see the list.

 

Here’s what I made:

Tropical Oasis birthday card by Candy Ford for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop #stampcandy #stampinup #irbh

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Old Olive card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black CS layer cut to 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″ (pink leaves and flamingos)
  • Basic Black CS layer cut to 4-1/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • Memories & More Card (MM) layer cut to 4″ x 2-3/4″ (green with pink flamingos)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Timeless Tropical stamp set:

  • sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink onto the Whisper White CS for the inside of the card base

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the larger Basic Black CS layer
  • MM layer glued onto the smaller Basic Black CS layer
  • smaller Basic Black CS layer glued onto the DSP layer, lining it up on the right side
  • 2 pieces of braided linen trim adhered onto the left side of the layers using Tear & Tape, wrapping the ends around to the back
  • larger Basic Black CS layer adhered onto the front of the card base using Black Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • “enjoy” sticker from the MM card pack applied onto the card front
  • leaf trinket adhered onto the linen trim using a Mini Glue Dot
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Here’s the February 2020 InKing Royalty Blog Hop:

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <—–————- YOU ARE HERE
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

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Here are today’s main colors:

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

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Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase. If you are reading this post in email, the product images may not show up. Click here to see the post on my blog.

Click “Supply List” for a clickable and printable list!

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Here are some helpful links:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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