Very Vintage Tissue Box Cover

I can’t seem to get enough of the Very Vintage host stamp set. Especially the large floral image I’ve used today…..and the last few days. At least today’s project is a little different in that it isn’t even a card. It’s a tissue box cover. I like to make at least one whenever a new catalog comes out. 

A tissue box cover comes in really handy when you want to match the decor of your room, or when you order a case of what you think are solid color boxes of tissues but instead receive a case with cartoon characters on them. Nothing against the cartoon characters, but they aren’t what I had planned on.

 

Here’s what I made:

Very Vintage tissue box cover. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Very Vintage tissue box cover. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Very Vintage tissue box cover. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Coastal Cabana card stock (CS) cut to 9-1/2″ x 5-1/4″, then scored at 4-1/2″ and 9″ (2 pieces)
  • Bermuda Bay CS cut to 6-9/16″ x 6-9/16″, and scored 1″ from each of the four edges

Stamped with the Very Vintage stamp set:

  • floral image into Bermuda Bay ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • stamped image using a scalloped oval die
  • a scrap of Bermuda Bay CS using a large plain oval die
  • a scrap of Whisper White CS using a plain oval die and a larger scalloped oval die
  • a hole in the Bermuda Bay box top using a plain oval die
  • NOTE: the box top is wider than the Big Shot platform, so I folded in two opposite sides and used them to center the die

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • one score line at each corner of the Bermuda Bay box top to create tabs

Assembled the cover:

  • folded and burnished the score lines with a Bone Folder
  • glued the skinny tab on each Coastal Cabana piece onto the inside of the other one, to create the main box
  • glued the tabs onto the inside of the adjacent sides of the box top
  • glued the die cut Whisper White oval frame around the hole in the box top
  • the stamped image onto the die cut Bermuda Bay CS oval
  • slipped the box top over the box, gluing the inside of the box top sides to the outside of the box sides
  • glued the Bermuda Bay CS oval onto the front of the box, centering it between the bottom edge of the box top and bottom edge of the box

 

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APPT Blog Hop for May 2018 – Manly Moments

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for May! I aways love this time, because I get to take something predesigned and put my spin on it. This month’s kit is called Manly Moments and includes the makings for cards with manly hues of greens and browns. I’ve made a birthday card and small gift holder, perfect for a manly man. Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop, because you don’t want to miss any of the great alternate projects made by this group.

Here’s what I made:

Manly Moments May 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate projects for APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

 

Manly Moments May 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate projects for APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

Manly Moments May 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate projects for APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

 

I tucked a little extra “green” into the gift holder:

Manly Moments May 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate projects for APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • a 4-1/8″ x 1/2″ strip of plaid paper from the inside of an envelope
  • a 1″ x 1-1/2″ piece of the same plaid paper
  • a 1″ x 7″ strip of wood paper from the inside of a different envelope, then scored down the length 1/4″ from each side, and across the strip at 3-1/2″ 
  • four piece of Mossy Meadow card stock (CS) to 2″ x 4-1/4″

Stamped with the Manly Moments stamp set:

  • stamped “happy” and “birthday” in Mossy Meadow ink onto a shield
  • stamped the lines in Shaded Spruce ink onto the same shield
  • stamped “for all you do” in Mossy Meadow ink onto a white banner

Cut using Paper Snips

  • notched the ends of the Plaid strip (or you could use the Banner Triple Punch)
  • snipped lots of little cuts along each long side the wood paper strip, only to the score line on each side
  • used a shield as a guide to cut the ends of the 4 Mossy Meadow CS pieces to fit inside the holder
  • cut other end of the 4 Mossy Meadow CS  pieces about  2″ down to “shred” it (or you could use your paper trimmer to cut every 1/8″, or you could use fringe scissors if you have them)

Created the forest on the front of the Soft Sea Foam card base:

  • used the negative space of a tree die cut and sponge daubers to color each “layer”
  • used Mossy Meadow, Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, and Tranquil Tide inks
  • started at the top and worked my way down

Assembled the card:

  • adhered a mountain die cut to the bottom of the front of the card base
  • glued the notched plaid strip to the card base
  • adhered the stamped shield over the plaid strip using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the holder:

  • glued one snipped side of the wood paper strip to the back edges of a shield, starting with the crosswise score line at the bottom tip of the shield.
  • glued the other snipped side to another shield, the same way
  • snip off any extra wood paper at the top, or fold it inside and glue it in place
  • glued the 1″ x 1-1\2″ plaid paper to the front shield
  • glued the stamped banner over the plaid paper piece. I should have adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals, but I wasn’t thinking and glued it down flat.
  • crinkled the shredded parts of the Mossy Meadow CS, then stuffed them into the box
  • inserted some folded money in between the Mossy Meadow CS pieces in the holder

 

Here’s the hop:

 

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Dry Embossed Silver Mini Gable Box for a Bridesmaid’s Gift

The Silver Gable Boxes are so pretty and so versatile. Don’t you just love products like that? Today I’ve decorated one for a bridesmaid’s gift. One stamp, an embossing folder, and some ribbon turned the simple box into a frilly gift, full of nail polish, lip glass, etc. – all pink of course.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin Up Silver Gable Box Powder Pink Dry Embossed decorated gift box by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin Up Silver Gable Box Powder Pink Dry Embossed decorated gift box by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Powder Pink card stock (CS) cut to fit the top panel of the box, as shown

Stamped with the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set:

  • sentiment in Smoky Slate ink onto the Powder Pink CS piece 

Embossed using one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders (TIEF):

  • sides of the box (see below for details)

Assembled the project:

  • burnished all the folds in the box with a Bone Folder to give it nice crisp edges
  • used a Heat Tool to warm the adhered seam of the box and pulled it apart
  • ran the box through the Big Shot twice, once on each side, with the TIEF
  • glued the box back together at the seam
  • assembled box, tucking the two end flaps down into the box
  • put gifts inside the box with some shreddie, then tied the top closed with a piece of 1/8″ Silver Ribbon
  • adhered Powder Pink all the way ribbon around the sides of the box using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the sentiment onto the box panel using Tear & Tape

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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APPT Blog Hop April 2018 – You Are My Anchor

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

 

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for the April kit, You Are My Anchor. This is such a fun kit! The colors are great; the images are great; really everything about it is awesome. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it. I hope you enjoy the alternative projects I’ve made with it. After reading my post, be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the hop. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made.

Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin kit for April 2018 - You Are My Anchor

Here’s what I made:

Three different items: a bag, a pop up card, and a treat box.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

I used one of the matchbox covers from the kit to create this pop-up card.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandyPaper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandyPaper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

I made this box from some of the note cards in the kit.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

Aren’t candies with sea salt appropriate for the theme?Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

When I saw the gold and white note cards in the kit, I knew I had to pair it with one of Stampin’ Up!’s Striped Treat Bags.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Island Indigo card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″, for the card base
  • 2 Island Indigo striped note cards scored 1/2″ from each end, and 1/4″ from the bottom edge
  • 1 Island Indigo striped note card cut to 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • 1 Island Indigo anchor note card cut to 3″ x 3″, then scored 1/4″ from all four edges
  • a Calypso Coral note card cut to 3″ x 5-1/4″
  • 1 wave note card cut in half
  • 1 note card cut in half (doesn’t matter which design because I used the solid white side)

Stamped with the You Are My Anchor stamp set:

  • anchor, starfish, and “For You” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut round tags
  • “You’re a lifesaver” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • birds in Island Indigo ink onto the inside top of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • birds and boats in Island Indigo ink onto one of the wave not card halves
  • “Thanks” in Island Indigo ink onto the other wave note card halves
  • “Adventure awaits” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • anchor, wheel, boat, and starfish in Island Indigo ink onto the white stripes of the treat bag – I lined up the four stamps on one acrylic block and stamped them as one long stamp

Colored using an Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • 8″ piece of Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – color on both sides

Assembled the card, front:

  • fold in the Island Indigo CS card base burnished with a Bone Folder
  • a large round die cut glued onto the side of the 3″ x 5-1/4″ Calypso Coral note card piece
  • rope twine run through an Island Indigo anchor die cut, then wrapped around the front of the Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut, securing ends on the back using Glue Dots
  • NOTE: I covered the score line in the note card piece with the rope twine
  • Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut glued to the front of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • rope twine adhered to the back of a lifesaver die cut using Glue Dots, then the lifesaver adhered to the large round die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • “You’re a lifesaver” sentiment glued onto the front of the lifesaver die cut

Assembled the card, inside:

  • wave note card half with boats glued onto the back side of a matchbox cover
  • wave note card half with “Thanks” glued onto the top of the matchbox cover
  • 3″ x 3″ note card piece  glued to the inside of the Island Indigo CS card base, 1/8″ from the bottom edge, with the solid white side showing
  • bottom of matchbox cover and back of wave note card half glued onto the inside of the card base, as shown in photos
  • lighthouse die cut glued to the inside top of the card base

Assembled the box:

  • the two Island Indigo striped note cards glued together at the ends – at both intersections, one flap will be on the outside of the adjacent side, and the other flap will be on the inside of its adjacent side
  • using Paper Snips, cut along the score lines up the four corners only up to the horizontal score line
  • folded all four flaps toward the inside and glued them to the inside of the 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece, which will form the bottom of the box
  • cut along one score line at each corner of the 3″ x 3″ Island Indigo anchor note card piece
  • glued the resulting flaps to the inside of the adjacent sides
  • filled the box with goodies and put on the lid
  • 2 small die cut banners glued to the back of the small round die cut tag as shown
  • tied a piece of the rope twine around the box, through the tag, and tied in a box

Assembled the treat bag:

  • “Adventure awaits” banner and an Island Indigo die cut anchor glued to the front of a gold and white note card
  • top of treat bag folded over
  • note card, Island Indigo colored ribbon, and some rope twine clipped to the top of the treat bag using a Gold Library Clip

 Note: I used glue on these projects, but you can certainly use the Glue Dots that come with the kit. I just really like the glue.

Here’s the hop:

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

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Cardstock Lego Boxes of Raisins

These cute little party favors for a child’s birthday party are really easy to make. It’s a simple box with some punched circles glued onto the front to resemble Lego blocks. The colors are from the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, and Pool Party. I made them to coordinate with some other things I made for a presentation of projects for a child’s birthday party. 

 

Here’s what I made:

Child's birthday party favors, raisins in Lego boxes, made with Stampin' Up! card stock and 3/4" Circle Punch. #stampcandyChild's birthday party favors, raisins in Lego boxes, made with Stampin' Up! card stock and 3/4" Circle Punch. #stampcandy Child's birthday party favors, raisins in Lego boxes, made with Stampin' Up! card stock and 3/4" Circle Punch. #stampcandy Child's birthday party favors, raisins in Lego boxes, made with Stampin' Up! card stock and 3/4" Circle Punch. #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • card stock (CS) cut to 6-3/8″ x 4-3/4″, then scored according to the diagram below
  • along the 6-3/8″ side, scored at 5/8″, 2-7/8″ 3-1/2″, 5-3/4″, and 6-3/8″
  • along the 4-3/4″ side, scored at 1/2″, 1-1/8″, and 4-1/8″ 

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • the cardstock according to the diagram below (after burnishing all the score lines with a Bone Folder)
  • cut away the green areas
  • cut solid lines

Stamped with the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set:

  • Happy Birthday onto the back of the boxes in the same color ink

Cut using the 3/4″ Circle Punch:

  • 18 circles from the same color CS for each box

Assembled the boxes:

  • burnished the folds in the card stock with a Bone Folder, before cutting with Paper Snips
  • 3 punched circles glued together – make 6 of these
  • box glued together up one side (flap at far right glued to the inside of the flap at far left)
  • bottom flaps of box glued together
  • 6 circle stacks glued onto the front of the box
  • inserted raisins and closed box

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

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Five For All Pizza Box for an Over the Hill Birthday Party

It’s a party! My presentation at the Spring Stamp-Along last week was all about party favors, food, and decor for five different types of party. One type was a birthday party for an adult. I haven’t seen the Over the Hill birthday theme used in a long time, so I decided to go with that. I used black and silver for all the projects. The Five For All stamp set has funny birthday sentiments perfect for this theme.

Today I’m sharing a box that could hold a small gift or a party favor. Don’t you just love the Mini Pizza Boxes? And they’re carrying over to the new catalog! Unfortunately, the Five For All stamp set is not. It’s one of the products that will be retiring, so it will be available through May 31, or while supplies last. See all the retiring products HERE.

 

Here’s what I made:

Five For All stamp set and a Mini Pizza Box by Stampin' Up! create a fun gift or party favor box for an Over the Hill type birthday party. #stampcandy

Five For All stamp set and a Mini Pizza Box by Stampin' Up! create a fun gift or party favor box for an Over the Hill type birthday party. #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Silver Foil Sheet cut to 3″ x 3″
  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Stamped with the Five For All stamp set:

  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto the Basic Black CS square, then heat embossed in silver

Painted using Archival Basic Black ink refill:

  • the outside of the box – let it dry completely before adhering anything to it
  • NOTE: I used an old paintbrush. The ink did stain it, but did not hurt it at all.
  • NOTE: I used an alcohol pad to remove any ink from the inside of the box.

Assembled the project:

  • folded the box together
  • adhered the sentiment onto the Silver Foil Sheet piece using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the Silver Foil Sheet to the top of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals, being sure to leave a “tunnel” for the ribbon
  • ran ribbon under the Silver Foil Sheet, wrapped it around the box, and tied it on the side
  • applied Metallic Enamel Shapes (silver dots) to the top of the box around the Silver Foil Sheet, to resemble a marquis

 

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:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

 

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!