A Very Green Card for IRBH

March InKing Royalty Blog Hop, green. #stampcandy

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GREEN. We are excited to share our creations with you today – there’s a wonderful variety of styles and occasions celebrated in this hop! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

When I was trying to come up with an idea for the green theme, I thought of leaves and grass first. Then military. Saint Patrick’s Day is over so I didn’t want to go there. Then I thought of money. (If you’re outside the US you probably have different colors of currency, but here in the states we only have the one color: green.) I thought of making a money holder. Then I remembered the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set has a stamp of a folded up bill! So I had my stamp set, and coordinating dies, picked out.

Then I had to decide which color of green. The pocket brought to mind a shirt I saw very recently that was green plaid, and had a lot of different greens, so I used that for inspiration. To loosely mimic the plaid, I wove together strips of card stock in assorted greens for the background. I used a Floral Romance Seal as a coin.

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Here’s what I made:

I think it’s interesting to see all these greens together like this. Lemon Lime Twist looks yellow; Shaded Spruce looks blue; and Mossy Meadow looks brown.

Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set, Pocket Framelits Die from Stampin' Up! Woven cardstock card made by Candy Ford for the IRBH green theme #stampcandy

Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set, Pocket Framelits Die from Stampin' Up! Woven cardstock card made by Candy Ford for the IRBH green theme #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Very Vanilla Thick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • various size strips of CS: Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Shaded Spruce, Tranquil Tide,  and Call Me Clover

Stamped with the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set:

  • pocket stitching in Shaded Spruce ink onto a scrap of Call Me Clover CS
  • sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink onto the pocket
  • money in Shaded Spruce ink onto a scrap of Soft Sea Foam CS

Die cut using the Pocket Framelits Dies:

  • pocket and money

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • wove strips of CS together and held them together on the back with tape
  • cut the woven CS to 4″ x 5-1/4″, then glued it onto the front of the card base
  • glued pocket onto the woven layer
  • tucked the stamped money into the pocket and glued into place
  • tucked a self-adhesive gold seal “coin” into the pocket

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Here’s the IRBH Green Blog Hop:

Thank you for hopping along with us today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, the amazing Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations! There’s a lot of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss any of it!

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. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <— YOU ARE HERE
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

 

 

By the way, today is the first day of Spring here in the northern hemisphere! Happy Spring!
Hello Spring! #stampcandy

And Happy Autumn to all my friends in the southern hemisphere!Happy Autumn! #stampcandy

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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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Price: $110.00

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Today is the last day!

Preorder the Geared Up Garage Manly Card Online Class!

  • Make 6 masculine cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • manly designs for birthday, Father’s Day, or just to say I love you
  • Limited spots available

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Geared Up Garage Manly Cards Online Class by Candy Ford #stampcandy #stampinup

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

Bring on the Birthdays for OSAT 03-2019!

One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop headerWelcome to the Bring on the Birthdays edition of the OSAT Blog Hop! For my projects, I used the Amazing Life stamp set, Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper to create a birthday card and to decorate a Copper Tea Tin. 

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Here’s what I made:

Amazing Life stamp set, Corrugated dynamic embossing folder, Copper Tin, from Stampin' Up! Birthday card and tin made by Candy Ford. #stampcandyAmazing Life stamp set, Corrugated dynamic embossing folder, Copper Tin, from Stampin' Up! Birthday card and tin made by Candy Ford. #stampcandy

Amazing Life stamp set, Corrugated dynamic embossing folder, Copper Tin, from Stampin' Up! Birthday card and tin made by Candy Ford. #stampcandy

Amazing Life stamp set, Corrugated dynamic embossing folder, Copper Tin, from Stampin' Up! Birthday card and tin made by Candy Ford. #stampcandyS

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Early Espresso card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Early Espresso CS layer cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 3-5/8″ x 2-3/8″
  • Very Vanilla CS layer cut to 3-1/4″ x 2″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base
  • DSP cut to 2-1/2″ x 12″
  • Early Espresso CS cut to 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″

Stamped with the Amazing Life stamp set:

  • cake and large sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto the 3-1/4″ x 2″ Very Vanilla CS layer
  • cake in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • small sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS

Cut using Circle Punches:

  • cake cut using 1-3/4″ punch
  • DSP scrap cut using 2″ punch

Cut using the Classic Label Punch:

  • small sentiment

Embossed using the Corrugated Dynamic embossing folder:

  • both Early Espresso CS layers

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • both cake candles in Flirty Flamingo
  • both candle flames in Pineapple Punch
  • “CAKE” in Flirty Flamingo

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • large embossed Early Espresso CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • cake/sentiment glued onto the DSP layer
  • DSP layer glued onto the large embossed Early Espresso CS layer
  • small sentiment glued onto the large embossed Early Espresso CS layer
  • Very Vanilla CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Assembled the tin:

  • 12″ DSP wrapped around the tin and the ends glued together, making sure it is snug but also loose enough to slide off the tin
  • small embossed Early Espresso CS glued onto the DSP, on top of the tin
  • punched cake glued onto the punched DSP
  • punched DSP glued onto the small embossed Early Espresso CS

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Here’s the Bring on the Birthdays hop:

Be sure to check out every stop to see all the great birthday projects!

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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

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Preorder the Geared Up Garage Manly Card Online Class by March 20!

  • Make 6 masculine cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • manly designs for birthday, Father’s Day, or just to say I love you
  • Limited spots available

Click on the image below for details:

Geared Up Garage Manly Cards Online Class by Candy Ford #stampcandy #stampinup

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

Grown With Kindness for APPT Blog Hop

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

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It’s time for the APPT Blog Hop for February! This month’s kit is called Grown with Kindness and it features 9 sweet cards with photographic images of succulent plants. 

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Here’s the Grown With Kindness kit:

What comes in the kit:Paper Pumpkin February 2019 kit, Grown with Kindness, makes 9 cards, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

The stamp set:Paper Pumpkin February 2019 kit, Grown with Kindness, makes 9 cards, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

The kit makes 9 cards:Paper Pumpkin February 2019 kit, Grown with Kindness, makes 9 cards, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

I used a card base and a couple of photographic pieces from the kit along with a few other Stampin’ Up! products for my alternate projects: a card and a gift/treat box. I can’t wait to see what all the talented stampers on the blog hop have come up with for their alternate projects. Be sure to hop all the way around, because you won’t want to miss any of them.

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Here’s what I made:

The ribbon is a bit loose and saggy on the card, probably because it got manhandled too much before making its way upstairs for the photos. And the ribbon on the box is a little crooked. I guess I was too tired to notice when I took the photos. Just be mindful of the ribbon when you make yours.

Stampin' Up! February 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, Grown with Kindness, alternate projects made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! February 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, Grown with Kindness, alternate projects made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! February 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, Grown with Kindness, alternate projects made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! February 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, Grown with Kindness, alternate projects made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! February 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, Grown with Kindness, alternate projects made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

The bottom of the box:
Stampin' Up! February 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, Grown with Kindness, alternate projects made by Candy Ford #stampcandy
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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock (CS) cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • photographic card layer cut to 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-5/8″ x 2-3/8″
  • photographic card layer cut to 2-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
  • Fresh Fig CS cut to 1-7/8″ x 2-1/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 2″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 2″ x 8″, then scored at 2″, 4″, and 6″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 2″ x 6″, then scored at 2″ and 4″
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (5 pieces)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (5 pieces)
  • photographic card layer cut to 1-3/8″ x 1-3/8″ (5 pieces)

Stamped with the Grown With Kindness stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto the 1-3/4″ x 2″ Whisper White CS 

Cut using the 1/2″ Circle Punch:

  • semicircle from one end of the 8″ long Basic Black CS
  • Lemon Lime Twist square for the front of the box

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • largest photographic layer glued onto the Lemon Lime Twist CS layer
  • sentiment glued onto the Fresh Fig CS layer
  • 2-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ photographic layer glued onto the 2-5/8″ x 2-3/8″ Whisper White CS layer
  • Fresh Fig 1/8″ ribbon tied around the bottom of the photographic layered piece
  • the two small layered pieces glued together, then adhered onto the largest photographic layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the box:

  • burnished the folds in the box with a Bone Folder, then assembled the box
  • burnished the folds in the two Basic Black CS pieces
  • 8″ Basic Black CS inserted into the box, with the punched notch at the front
  • 6″ Basic Black CS inserted into the box to line both sides
  • 1-3/8″ photographic piece glued onto a 1-1/2″ Whisper White piece, and that glued onto a 1-3/4″ Lemon Lime Twist CS piece (did this for all 5 pieces)
  • the 5 layered pieces adhered onto the top and four sides of the box using Tear & Tape
  • Fresh Fig 1/8″ ribbon tied around the box

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Here’s the hop:

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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, other that what came in the kit:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

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Here’s how to get your very own Paper Pumpkin subscription:

Buy a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription and earn free Sale-a-bration items!

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Here’s the official Stampin’ Up! video on this month’s kit:

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Here’s an extra goody for this month’s kit:

  • download the stamp case insert for storing the kit’s stamp set and any leftover pieces
  • print out the insert and cut according to the printed cut lines 
  • insert into a Clear Mount Stamp Case
  • What to do with the empty Paper Pumpkin box? Turn it inside out for a plain cardboard box, perfect for storage or shipping!

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Preorder the Floral Romance Online Class by March 6!

  • Make 6 beautiful cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • soft, elegant designs perfect of wedding, anniversary, and much more
  • Limited spots available! Don’t let this one sell out before you order!

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SFloral Romance online class, make 6 beautiful cards at home in your PJs, Stampin' Up!, Candy Ford, #stampcandy

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Well Said Bundle for the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

This month the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop has a theme challenge: Love & Marriage. My page definitely has a love theme, but not necessarily marriage, unless you count the note I made above the photo of how long hubby and I have been together. I used the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper because I thought the colors went well with the photo (I must say it looks better in person than in my pics below.) The Well Said Bundle, plus a couple more die sets, Rectangle Stitched Framelits and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, added the accents. I always try to add some handwriting to my scrapbook pages, and I used a Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Marker for this one.

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

Here’s what I made:

The photo is of the two of us on a sailboat in Cabo this past January. I thought the colors of the paper and the wavy die cuts were perfect for the background. And the stitched edges of the sentiment reminded me of the sails. This was a great outing. We saw some humpback whales and they kept jumping out of the water and crashing back down, like they were putting on a show for us, for almost an hour. They made me completely forget that my back was killing me, although it was already much better at this point, after relaxing by the pool for several days prior. Pain shmain. Life is good. 

scrapbook page made by Candy Ford for the Global Scrapbooking Blog Hop, Love & Marriage theme, February 2019, using Share What You Love paper, Well Said stamp set, Well Written dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Swirly Scribbles Dies by Stampin' Up! stampin up #stampcandy

See what’s missing? I took this shot before I added the other Tranquil Tide die cut on the right side of the photo:scrapbook page made by Candy Ford for the Global Scrapbooking Blog Hop, Love & Marriage theme, February 2019, using Share What You Love paper, Well Said stamp set, Well Written dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Swirly Scribbles Dies by Stampin' Up! stampin up #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Stamped with the Well Said stamp set:

  • sentiment in Tranquid Tide ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock (CS)
  • the Stamparatus made it easy to line up the two stamps

Die cut using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits:

  • sentiment – The die was longer than I needed so I cut the sentiment close to the top, then again close to the bottom.

Die cut using the Well Written dies:

  • “love” from a scrap of the DSP

Die cut using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits:

  • a scrap of Tranquil Tide card stock using the long wavy die, two pieces

Cut with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (DSP) full 12″ x 12″ for the background
  • DSP cut to 9″ x 7″, to mat the 8″ x 6″ photo
  • one of the wavy die cuts vertically in half (2 pieces about 3″ wide each)
  • the other wavy die cut vertically to two pieces about 3/4″ wide each

Assembled the page:

  • photo adhered onto DSP mat using Snail adhesive
  • Tranquil Tide wavy die cuts glued onto the DSP background page, the 3″ pieces on the left and the 3/4″ pieces on the right.
  • DSP mat adhered onto the DSP background using Snail, covering the ends of the wavy die cuts
  • die cut word glued onto the die cut sentiment
  • sentiment adhered over other layers using Snail
  • notes handwritten onto the DSP mat using a Tranquil Tide marker

scrapbook page made by Candy Ford for the Global Scrapbooking Blog Hop, Love & Marriage theme, February 2019, using Share What You Love paper, Well Said stamp set, Well Written dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Swirly Scribbles Dies by Stampin' Up! stampin up #stampcandy

Here’s the hop:

You can click on the next button to hop to the next stop, or you can use the list below to navigate the hop.

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

 

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 these images for more details and to purchase.

Preorder the Fable Friends Online Class by February 27!

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Fable Friends online class by Candy Ford. #stampcandy Stampin Up

 

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More Than Words Birthday Card for IRBH

InKing Royalty Blog Hop, one word, Birthday, February 2019 #stampcandy

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word, and this month our projects are centered around BIRTHDAY. I used the upcoming More Than Words stamp set along with the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper. The Stamparatus makes the two tone stamping super easy!

It’s always special to celebrate the birthday of someone you love, so handmade birthday cards are always fun to share. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post, the wonderful Jackie Beers of Blue Line Stamping.

When I use small embellishments like sequins or pearls, I always try to use odd numbers, usually 3. Today I used 7, which I would normally feel is too many. But I think they kind of blend in on this card, so they don’t seem like too much. What do you think?

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Here’s what I made:

More Than Words stamp set, Broadway Bound paper, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, sequins, Stampin' Up! stampin up, Candy Ford, #stampcandy

I originally cut the sentiment using one of the square dies, so it fit perfectly on the other die cut squares. But that just didn’t seem very fun. So I opted to cut the words apart and glue them onto the squares in a more whimsical fashion. 

More Than Words stamp set, Broadway Bound paper, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, sequins, Stampin' Up! stampin up, Candy Ford, #stampcandyS

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Lovely Lipstick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card
  • trimmed around sentiments after stamping

Stamped with the More Than Words stamp set:

  • sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • part of sentiment in black Memento ink over the  Lovely Lipstick ink
  • To accomplish this two tone effect, I used the Stamparatus: 1) stamped the sentiment first in Lovely Lipstick ink 2) used a Shammy to clean the stamps. 3) cut a sticky note to about 7/8″ wide and placed it over the part of the sentiment I wanted to remain Lovely Lipstick. 4) inked up the stamps in black ink, then removed the sticky note strip before stamping over the original image.
  • You can see in the photo that I really do use “scraps” of card stock.

  • More Than Words stamp set, Broadway Bound paper, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, sequins, Stampin' Up! stampin up, Candy Ford, #stampcandy

Die cut using the Layering Squares Framelits:

  • a square from a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist CS
  • a scalloped square from a scrap of Basic Black CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Basic Black CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP layer glued onto the Basic Black CS layer
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS square glued onto the Basic Black CS scalloped square
  • Basic Black CS scalloped square adhered onto the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • sentiment pieces glued onto the Lemon Lime Twist CS square
  • 2 black sequins glued onto the Lemon Lime Twist square 
  • 1 small black sequin glued onto the sentiment, dotting the “i”
  • 2 Lemon Lime Twist adhesive backed sequins applied onto the DSP layer
  • 2 iridescent sequins glued onto the DSP layer
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Here’s the Birthday hop:

Thank you for hopping along with us. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop on over to the next stop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <– YOU ARE HERE
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  10. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  13. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  14. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

 

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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

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Today is the LAST DAY to preorder the Happiness Blooms Online Class!

  • make 26 colorful cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 10 designs, plus 6 individual card designs
  • full detailed instructions
  • Preorder February 14-20
  • limited spots available

 Click on the image below for details:

Happiness Blooms Online Class by Candy Ford. Order by 20 Feb 2019. #stampcandy

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Here are some helpful links to check out:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!