APPT Day By Day Blog Hop

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

It’s time for the last A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop of the year! The December kit is called Day By Day and if featured a cute little calendar and a gift box it fits in. For my alternate projects I used some of the calendars to make birthday cards and some to make a calendar cube. I’ll send the cards to someone with a birthday or anniversary that month, and I’ll circle the date on the calendar – there’s a handy little circle stamp in the set just for this purpose! I’ve left the insides blank for now so I can stamp the appropriate sentiment in them later. I haven’t lined these yet either, but I’ll glue a piece of Whisper White card stock inside each one for the sentiment and handwritten note. 

The kit makes an 18 month calendar: January 2019 – June 2020. You can make 3 cubes, 6 months each, or you can use some for cards. Get two kits and you can do both!

Here’s what I made:

2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy

 

I only got 3 cards made so far. For the first two I used only kit components on a card base. For the third one I also used a Gold Foil Sheet and some ribbon not in the kit.2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy

The cube is 4″ x 4″ x 4″. I glued on the calendars going in all different directions.2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy

Here you can see where the two boxes go together to make the cube.2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • 12″ x 12″ Grapefruit Grove card stock (CS) scored at 4″ and 8″ in both directions
  • Grapefruit Grove CS cut to 11-7/8″ x 11-7/8″, then scored at 3-15/16″ from all four sides
  • Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove, and Gray Granite CS cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Gold Foil Sheet cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • trimmed the sides off the sheets of white rectangular stickers (see below) – this gave me more stickers of the same length but different widths, some 1-1/8″ tall and some 3/4″ tall
  • trimmed some of the 1-1/8″ tall stickers to 3/4″ tall
  • trimmed the tops off the calendars for the cube and for one of the cards
  • 2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stamped with the Day By Day stamp set:

  • dots in Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove, and Gray Granite inks onto some of the stickers

Assembled the cards:

  • burnished the folds in the card bases with a Bone Folder
  • applied a stamped sticker onto two of the calendars, then glued them onto the front of the card bases
  • ran a 4″ piece of ribbon through the two holes and adhered the ends on the back
  • tied a 4″ piece of ribbon around the first piece of ribbon and trimmed the ends
  • adhered the first two calendars onto the fronts of the card bases using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • gold foil layer glued onto the front of the third card base
  • calendar with the top trimmed away (to remove the holes) adhered onto the gold layer
  • a piece of Gray Granite ribbon adhered onto the calendar
  • a piece of gold ribbon adhered onto the Gray Granite ribbon
  • glued (or will glue) a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS to the inside of each card base

Assembled the cube:

  • burnished the folds in the two large Grapefruit Grove CS pieces with a Bone Folder
  • cut down one score line on each corner, only to the first score line it crosses
  • cut away most of the 4 corner panels (the green areas below) leaving a little for a tab
  • cube diagram for 2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy
  • glued each tab to the inside of the adjacent side – this gave me two topless boxes
  • inserted the smaller box inside the larger box, open side first, and put a little adhesive just inside the seam where they met
  • glued the 6 calendars (I used January – June 2020) onto the 6 sides of the cube
  • applied a 3/4″ tall stamped sticker to each calendar

Here’s the 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 other than what’s in the kit:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Oops! I realized the 1/8″ gold ribbon I used on the third card is retired. I substituted the 1/8″ gold cord below. Looks like I need to recheck my current products!

Here’s the Stampin’ Up! video for this month’s kit!

Here’s a sneak peek of next month’s kit!

January 2019 Paper Pumpkin #stampcandy

Here’s how to get your own Paper Pumpkin!

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Here’s the Year-End Closeout!

During the Year-End Closeout promotion, you can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

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Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions/Sale-a-bration items now!

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  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

Here’s more cool stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 

All is Bright Stitched Labels Treat Box For You

The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes make gift giving so easy. You can line it with paper, as I have today, or let the gift inside show through. I especially like to do that when the gift is colorful, like M&Ms.  I decorated this one with a tag I made using the Candy Cane Season stamp set and Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. 

Here’s what I made:

Stitched Labelsand Layering Circles Framelits Dies, All is Bright paper, Clear Tiny Treat Box, Christmas gift box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Stitched Labelsand Layering Circles Framelits Dies, All is Bright paper, Clear Tiny Treat Box, Christmas gift box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • All is Bright Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 2″ x 8″, then scored at 2″, 4″, and 6″
  • DSP cut to 2″ x 6″, then scored at 2″ and 4″

Stamped with the Candy Cane Season stamp set:

  • sentiment in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock (CS)

Die cut using the Stitched Labels Framelits:

  • a scrap of Garden Green CS (largest layer)
  • sentiment (smallest layer)

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • a scrap of Real Red CS (middle layer)

Cut using the 1/2″ Circle Punch:

  • a semicircle from one end of the 8″ DSP, to match the rounded finger notch in the box

Assembled the project:

  • folds in the DSP pieces burnished with a Bone Folder
  • assembled the box
  • 6″ DSP  inserted into the box to line the two sides and the bottom
  • 8″ DSP inserted into the box to line the front, bottom, back, and top, with the finger notch in the front
  • put treats/gift in the box and close the lid
  • sentiment glued onto the Real Red CS circle
  • Real Red CS circle glued onto the Garden Green CS circle
  • Garden Green CS circle adhered onto the top of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

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.

Price: $110.00

 

Here’s the Year-End Closeout! 

The Year-End Closeout has officially begun! During this promotion, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

button - free catalog

Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions/Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

Here’s more stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 

Takeout Treat Box for Christmas

Today I’m sharing a fun little Takeout Treat Box I made for a group of stampers at my retreat last month. I used the Takeout Thinlits Dies to cut the box out of Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper. I tied a piece of Basic Black Solid Twine around the box, and the finishing touch is a little wooden element I painted with Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint, adhered using a Mini Glue Dot. Easy peasy quick and easy!

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Takeout Thinlit Dies meet Broadway Bound DSP gift box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Die cut using the Takeout Thinlits:

  • two pieces of Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Colored using a Stampin’ Sponge:

  • tree from the Festive Farmhouse Elements in Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint

Assembled the Takeout Treat Box:

  • burnished the folds in the DSP pieces with a Bone Folder
  • DSP pieces glued together on the bottom and up all four sides
  • inserted treats into the box, and closed the top
  • tied Basic Black Solid Twine around the box and tied it in a bow
  • adhered tree element using a Mini Glue Dot

Stampin' Up! Takeout Thinlit Dies meet Broadway Bound DSP gift box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

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.

 

Here’s the Year-End Closeout! 

The Year-End Closeout has officially begun! During this promotion, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

button - free catalog
Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions/Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

Here’s more stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 

Super Simple Pillow Box Gift

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I’m sharing with you a super duper quick and simple project. It has three pieces: a pillow box, a doily, and a piece of ribbon. That’s it! No stamping. No adhesive. The ribbon is the only thing you even need to cut. You can certainly dress it up all you want to, but when you need something in a hurry, this is the ticket. 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Kraft Pillow box with Pearlized Doily and Poppy Parade textured ribbon by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Kraft Pillow box with Pearlized Doily and Poppy Parade textured ribbon by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Kraft Pillow box with Pearlized Doily and Poppy Parade textured ribbon by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

  • Fold in one end of a pillow box.
  • Fill it with treats or a small gift and fold in the other end.
  • Wrap a piece of ribbon around the box and tie it in a knot on the front.
  • Slip a Pearlized Doily over the ends of the ribbon and over the knot, which will hold it in place.
  • Done!

 

Here are today’s colors:

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

(The boxes are kraft, but Crumb Cake is pretty close.)

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s the beautiful Snowflake Showcase!

It’s available only in November, or while supplies last, so get yours before it’s gone!

 

This stamp set can be used all year long!

And this stamp set can be used every winter. 

 

You get 20 dies in this set! 20!!! And they go with both stamp sets, so they can be used all year long.

Snowfall Thinlits © Stampin’ Up!

Look at these adorable embellishments! They’re flat so they’re great for cards. I even made a pair of earrings!

Snowflake Trinkets © Stampin’ Up!

Click on the images below to see more details and to purchase the Snowflake Showcase items:

 

The White Velveteen Paper mentioned in the video is sold out and no longer available. 

 

 Here’s even more cool stuff you should check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Still Night Takeout Treat Box for Monster Mash IRBH

inKing Royalty Blog Hop, Octiber 2018, Monster Mash, Halloween #stampcandy

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Monster Mash.” You can watch a video of the song at the bottom of this blog post. As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with fun projects that are inspired by the spookiest night of the year – Halloween. 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.

 

Here’s what I made:

Still Night, Cauldron Bubble, Wood Textures, Trick or Treat Halloween Takeout Treat Box, Stampin' Up!, IRBH Monster Mash #stampcandy

 

Still Night, Cauldron Bubble, Wood Textures, Trick or Treat Halloween Takeout Treat Box, Stampin' Up!, IRBH Monster Mash #stampcandy

 

Still Night, Cauldron Bubble, Wood Textures, Trick or Treat Halloween Takeout Treat Box, Stampin' Up!, IRBH Monster Mash #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Stamped with the Still Night stamp set:

  • owl in Stazon black ink onto a scrap of Crumb Cake card stock (CS)

Stamped with the Cauldron Bubble stamp set:

  • sentiment in black ink onto a scrap of Crushed Curry CS

Die cut using the Takeout Thinlits:

  • two box pieces from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Cut using the 1″ Circle Punch:

  • sentiment

Colored using Watercolor Pencils:

  • owl in Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • fussy cut the owl (Seriously, Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips are the best scissors for fussy cutting paper!) 

Assembled the card:

  • folded and burnished the score lines in the box pieces with a Bone Folder
  • the bottoms of the two box pieces glued to each other
  • flaps adhered to the inside of the adjacent sides of the box with Tear & Tape
  • sentiment “moon” and owl glued onto the front of the box
  • treats put inside, the closed the box
  • Braided Linen Trim tied around the box and tied in a knot 

 

Here’s the Monster Mash hop:

Thank you for hopping along with us today.  I hope you’ll hop to the next stop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. There’s a lot of inspiration to be found in this group, and you don’t want to miss any of 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. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <– YOU ARE HERE!
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

 

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.

Price: $110.00

 

Here’s the song Monster Mash:

Enjoy this video of Bobby Pickett on Bandstand with Dick Clark.

Here’s some cool stuff you should check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Frights & Delights for the APPT Blog Hop

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for September! This month’s kit is called Frights & Delight and it’s adorable! Using the directions in the kit, you can make 24 sweet little treat bags. We are featuring some alternative projects you can make using the pieces in the kit.

Here’s what I made:

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Gorgeous Grape card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card
  • Gorgeous Grape CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 1-2/4″

Stamped with the Frights & Delights stamp set:

  • tiny spiders in Memento black ink onto the 3-3/4″ x 1-2/4″ Gorgeous Grape CS
  • sentiment and spiders in Memento black ink onto one of the tags

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • bottom off one of the bags

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • 5″ x 3-3/4″ Whisper White CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • three tags glued onto the Whisper White CS layer, including the stamped one 
  • 3 black bats glued onto the tags
  • 2 Gorgeous Grape word stickers applied onto the tags
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the score lines in the box, and assembled it
  • 3-3/4″ x 1-2/4″ stamped Gorgeous Grape CS glued onto the front of the box
  • silver word sticker applied onto the Gorgeous Grape CS
  • put treats inside the box
  • treat bag with bottom cut away gathered (with top and bottom at the sides) gathered and tied in the middle using the twine from the kit, and tied onto the top of the box

Here’s the Frights & Delights APPT 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.

Save when you buy a 6 or 12 month prepaid subscription to Paper Pumpkin!

 

Here’s the Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up:

Only 3 days left!!!

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.
Dashing Along DSP © Stampin' Up!

Dashing Along DSP © Stampin’ Up!

 

Here’s some more cool stuff you should check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!