It’s All About Vacation on the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

The theme for this month’s IRBH is Vacation. When I was trying to decide what to use for my project, I looked through all the great stamp sets I have. I could’ve made something about the beach, or any number of places like that. But when I thought about what I’ve really loved about my favorite vacations, I realized I love being someplace peaceful and quiet, with no everyday noise, where I can just relax and think. Then I came across the Peaceful Place stamp set and I knew that was it. I wanted to make a card that was peaceful and quiet and gentle, like a whisper. So I used Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White, two of the softest colors in the Stampin’ Up! line up. I hope you like what I’ve come up with.

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Be sure to check out all the stops along the hop. You don’t want to miss any of the wonderful projects by this talented group!

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Here’s what I made:

Peaceful Place stamp set and Heriloom Frames Dies %v 3D Embossing Folders from Stampin' Up! Vacation themed card made by Candy Ford for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop #stampcandy

Peaceful Place stamp set and Heriloom Frames Dies %v 3D Embossing Folders from Stampin' Up! Vacation themed card made by Candy Ford for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Soft Sea Foam card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Sea Foam CS layer cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Peaceful Place stamp set:

  • image with river and trees in Soft Sea Foam ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • 2 leaves in Soft Sea Foam ink onto the Whisper White CS for the inside of the card base

Cut using the Heirloom Frames Dies:

  • rectangular frame from a scrap of Soft Sea Foam CS

Embossed using the Heirloom Frames Embossing Folders:

  • the die cut frame

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Soft Sea Foam CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • stamped Whisper White CS layer, cut to fit behind the frame, glued onto the Soft Sea Foam CS layer
  • frame adhered over the stamped layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS with stamped leaves glued onto the inside of the card base

Peaceful Place stamp set and Heriloom Frames Dies %v 3D Embossing Folders from Stampin' Up! Vacation themed card made by Candy Ford for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop #stampcandy

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Here’s the Vacation blog hop:

Thank you for hopping along with us. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop, Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl. There’s a lot of inspiration to be found in this group, and you don’t want to miss it!  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <—YOU ARE HERE!
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

 

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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TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to preorder the Mosaic Mood Online Class:

  • Make 6 cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • Features the Mosaic Mood Suite on pages 118-120 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog
  • I’ve done the trimming and scoring for you!
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, punch, embossing folder, Garden Green ink pad, pre-cut/pre-scored card kits, and 6 Whisper White envelopes.
  • Full detailed instructions
  • Limited spots available

Click on the image below for details and class options, or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://stampcandy.net/online-classes/mosaic-card-class-preorder/

Mosaic Mood online class by #stampcandyS

Here are some helpful links:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

August 2019 ICS Blog Hop – Beautiful Bundles

It’s time for the August 2019 ICS Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Beautiful Bundles. We are featuring those wonderful bundles from the Annual Catalog that save you 10% by bundling products together. I chose the lovely Band Together Bundle (Band Together stamp set and Detailed Bands Dies) to create a birthday card and Mini Pizza gift box. 

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Here’s the bundle:

Band Together Bundle © Stampin' Up!

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Today’s project was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project color challenge:

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Here’s what I made:

Band Together Bundle card and pizza box for ICS blog hop August 2019, Candy Ford #stampcandy

Band Together Bundle card and pizza box for ICS blog hop August 2019, Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Pretty Peacock card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Merry Merlot CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Mossy Meadow CS layer cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Band Together stamp set:

  • card sentiment in Merry Merlot ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • box sentiment in Merry Merlot ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • large flower in Merry Merlot and Pretty Peacock inks onto the Whisper White CS layer and onto the top and sides of the pizza box (stamp the box while it’s still flat.)

Cut using the Detailed Bands Dies:

  • both sentiments and 2 pieces of Mossy Meadow CS using the same die

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Merry Merlot CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Mossy Meadow CS layer glued onto the Merry Merlot CS layer
  • one of the Mossy Meadow die cuts glued onto the Whisper White CS layer, and the ends trimmed with Paper Snips
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Mossy Meadow CS layer
  • sentiment glued inside Mossy Meadow die cut piece
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Assembled the box:

  • burnished the folds in the box with a Bone Folder, then folded the box to assemble
  • Mossy Meadow die cut piece glued onto the top of the box, with the side pieces folded down onto the sides of the box
  • treat/small gift put in the box
  • adhered a piece of ribbon (Pretty Peacock side up) around the box using Tear & Tape, covering the center of the die cut piece and its side pieces
  • NOTE: Instead of adhering the ribbon all the way around the box, you can leave the ends hanging off one side and tie a bow
  • sentiment glued over the ribbon inside the die cut piece

Band Together Bundle card and pizza box for ICS blog hop August 2019, Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s the August 2019 ICS Blog Hop:

Click on the next button to hop to the next stop, Anastasia Radloff of stampinblondie.com.

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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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Supply List <– Click here for a clickable and printable list!

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Preorder the Mosaic Mood Online Class by August 21:

  • Make 6 cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • Features the Mosaic Mood Suite on pages 118-120 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog
  • I’ve done the trimming and scoring for you!
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, punch, embossing folder, Garden Green ink pad, pre-cut/pre-scored card kits, and 6 Whisper White envelopes.
  • Full detailed instructions
  • Limited spots available

Click on the image below for details and class options, or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://stampcandy.net/online-classes/mosaic-card-class-preorder/

Mosaic Mood online class by #stampcandyS

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

On My Mind for the PPP July 2019 Blog Hop

It’s time for the PPP July 2019 Blog Hop! This month’s kit is called On My Mind and it coordinates with three suites in the annual catalog. Three! There’s no end to the project possibilities with this kit. 

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Be sure to hop around to all the stops to see the great alternate projects this group has made using this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

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Here’s what comes in the kit:

Paper Pumpkin kit for July 2019, On My MInd

Paper Pumpkin kit for July 2019, On My MInd

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Here’s what I made:

SPPPBH July 2019 #stampcandy

PPPBH July 2019 #stampcandy

PPPBH July 2019 #stampcandy

PPPBH July 2019 #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Garden Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer to 2″ x 5-3/8″
  • front of a dotted card base cut to 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (two of these)

Cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies:

  • a precut stitched circle down to a smaller stitched circle

Stamped with the On My Mind stamp set:

  • card sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink onto a rectangular die cut label
  • medallion in Soft Sea Foam ink onto the smaller die cut circle
  • Hello in Pretty Peacock ink onto the smaller die cut circle

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • lattice design precut paper glued onto the front a a dotted card base, centered top to bottom, about 1/2″ from the right
  • DSP layer glued over the lattice design paper, centered top to bottom, about 1/2″ from the left
  • precut stitched circle glued over the layers
  • 2 leaves and a sprig glued over the circle
  • sentiment glued over the leaves and sprig

Assembled the box:

  • folded and assembled a Clear Tiny Treat Box
  • 2 pieces of dotted card base wrapped around a treat box and adhered using Tear & Tape
  • 2 twigs adhered onto the back of the small die cut circle using Tear & Tape
  • circle adhered onto the top of the box using Tear & Tape

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Here’s the PPP July 2019 blog hop:

Click on the pumpkin to hop to the next blog, Charmane Hopkins of Renee’s Paper Treasures.Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop

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Here’s the video for this month’s kit:

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CLICK HERE to download the stamp case insert for this month’s kit.

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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 than what came in the kit: 

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

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Here are the coordinating bundles:

Supply List  <– Click here 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!

All Wired Up Heartland Card

I used the Heartland and All Wired Up stamp sets, along with the Layering Ovals Dies, to create this “just a note” card. Silver embossing powder gives dimension to the chicken wire. And silver Metallic Pearls look like metal studs or nail heads. This tiny bit of silver “bling” balances the muted tones of this rural themed card.

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Here’s what I made:

 

Heartland and All Wired Up stamp sets, Layering Ovals Dies, Burlap Ribbon, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, heat embossing. Just a Note card made by Candy Ford for OSAT Blog Hop. #stampcandy

Heartland and All Wired Up stamp sets, Layering Ovals Dies, Burlap Ribbon, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, heat embossing. Just a Note card made by Candy Ford for OSAT Blog Hop. #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Pear Pizzazz card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Crumb Cake CS layer cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz CS strip cut to 4″ x 3/4″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base
  • scrap of CS (can be any color) cut to 4″ x 2-3/4″, for masking

Stamped with the All Wired Up background stamp:

  • first in Versamark ink onto the front of the card base, then heat embossed in silver
  • second in Versamark ink onto the Crumb Cake CS layer, then heat embossed in silver
  • third in black Stazon ink onto the Very Vanilla CS for the inside of the card base, after laying the 4″ x 2-3/4″ CS scrap on the center to mask it (discarded the CS scrap after stamping)

Stamped with the Heartland stamp set:

  • tractor scene in black Stazon ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • sentiment in black Stazon ink onto the right end of the Pear Pizzazz CS strip

Cut using the Layering Ovals Dies:

  • tractor scene

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • truck in Dark Real Red
  • tires in Dark Smoky Slate
  • ground in Light Crumb Cake, and shadows in Dark Crumb Cake
  • sky in Light Balmy Blue
  • dog in Dark Daffodil Delight, then went over it in Light Crumb Cake to tone down the yellow

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Crumb Cake CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • 2 pieces of overlapping Burlap Ribbon adhered onto the Crumb Cake CS layer using Tear & Tape
  • sentiment strip glued onto the Crumb Cake CS layer, overlapping the ribbon
  • tractor oval adhered onto the Crumb Cake CS layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals, overlapping the sentiment strip and ribbon
  • 3 silver pearls applied onto the card front: 2 onto the Crumb Cake CS layer and 1 onto the sentiment strip
  • Very Vanilla CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Supply List <– Click here 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!

Sunshine Inking Royalty Blog Hop (IRBH) for July

InKing Royalty Blog Hop, July 2019, Sunshine

It’s time for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop (IRBH) for July. This month’s theme is Sunshine. I can’t wait to see what this talented group has made. For my project, I made a thank you card the color of sunshine, with sunshine shining down on sunshine colored flowers. Do you think I captured the theme okay?

The look I was going for on this card was like one of those photos that has had all the color completely desaturated except for just a few areas that are left vibrant. I used the Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles and an Aqua Painter to color the tulips and the sun. Yes, even the orange bits are Daffodil Delight – just with a heavier concentration of the Sprinkles. A clear block makes the perfect palette for this. 

To continue with the desaturated look, I colored the rest of the image in Smoky Slate.

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Here’s what I made:

Winds of Change stamp set and Pigment Sprinkles for the Sunshine Inking Royalty Blog Hop for July 2019 #stampcandy

Winds of Change stamp set and Pigment Sprinkles for the Sunshine Inking Royalty Blog Hop for July 2019 #stampcandy

I made this card all wrong. I started out doing one thing, then changed my mind. So I thought it would just be a trial run, then I would redo it properly. But then I kind of liked how it turned out. So to do it “correctly” I would use Stazon on ink instead of Memento, and Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock instead of regular Whisper White Cardstock. 

I found that using a very light touch with the Aqua Painter worked fine for the tulips on the Whisper White Cardstock. While I like the way this sun turned out, you could get a smoother look by using the two other types of paper. 

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Daffodil Delight card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Pumpkin Pie CS cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • optional: Whisper White CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Winds of Change stamp set:

  • large image in Memento black ink onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto the Whisper White CS layer

Colored using Pigment Sprinkles and an Aqua Painter:

  • tulips in Daffodil Delight
  • sun at top right corner in Daffodil Delight

Winds of Change stamp set and Pigment Sprinkles for the Sunshine Inking Royalty Blog Hop for July 2019 #stampcandy

Colored using a Blender Pen:

  • windmill, stems, leaves, and ground in Smoky Slate

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Pumpkin Pie CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • stamped layer glued onto the Pumpkin Pie CS layer
  • optional: Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Here’s the Sunshine hop:

Thank you for hopping along with us. Be sure to check out the next stop on the hop, Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach. 

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <— YOU ARE HERE!
  14. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

 

 

 

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 Daisy Lane Online Class by today!

  • Make 6 cards in the comfort of your own home
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • Features the Daisy Lane Bundle on page 23 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog
  • I’ve done the trimming and scoring for you!
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, punches, pre-cut/pre-scored/pre-embossed card kits, and 6 envelopes.
  • Full detailed instructions
  • Limited spots available

Click on the image below for details and class options, or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://stampcandy.net/online-classes/daisy-lane-card-class-preorder/

Daisy Lane Online Card Class by #stampcandy Preorder by July 17, 2019.

 

Here are some helpful links:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

Perennial Essence for the July ICS Blog Hop

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It’s time for the July ICS Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Punch Me Out! I used four different punches on my card: Perennial Flower Punch, Leaf Punch, Pretty Label Punch, and Detailed Trio Punch. I also used the Perennial Essence Suite and Label Me Pretty stamp set.

Be sure to hop around to all the stops to see all the great punched projects from this talented group of stampers!

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Here’s what I made:

Perennial Essence suite, Label Me Pretty stamp set, Pretty Label Punch, Detailed Trio PUnch fro Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford for ICS Blog Hop July 2019 #stampcandy

Perennial Essence suite, Label Me Pretty stamp set, Pretty Label Punch, Detailed Trio PUnch fro Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford for ICS Blog Hop July 2019 #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Mossy Meadow card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″”, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Label Me Pretty stamp set:

  • sentiment/flowers in Old Olive ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using the Pretty Label Punch:

  • stamped image

Cut using the Detailed Trio Punch:

  • all 4 corners of the Whisper White CS for the inside of the card

Cut using the Perennial Flower Punch:

  • 3 pieces from a scrap of Petal Pink vellum

Cut using the Leaf Punch:

  • 3 pieces from a scrap of Old Olive vellum

Colored using Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • stamped image in Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, and Old Olive

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • a piece of Petal Pink Striped Organza Ribbon folded in half and adhered onto the DSP layer using Tear & Tape
  • 3 flowers stacked and glued together
  • leaves glued onto the back of the flower
  • flower/leaves adhered over the ribbon using Mini Glue Dots
  • Perennial Floral Center applied onto the middle of the flower
  • sentiment adhered onto the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Here’s the July ICS Blog Hop:

Click the Next button to hop on to the next stop and see what Terri Takashige of Territerbear’s Stamp & Scrap Spot has made:

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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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Supply List <– Click here for a clickable and printable list!

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Preorder the Daisy Lane Online Class by July 17:

  • Make 6 cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • Features the Daisy Lane Bundle on page 23 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog
  • I’ve done the trimming and scoring for you!
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, punches, pre-cut/pre-scored/pre-embossed card kits, and 6 envelopes.
  • Full detailed instructions
  • Limited spots available

Click on the image below for details and class options, or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://stampcandy.net/online-classes/daisy-lane-card-class-preorder/

Daisy Lane Online Card Class by #stampcandy Preorder by July 17, 2019.

 

Here are some helpful links:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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