Gifts from OnStage Charlotte

Today I’m sharing with you three adorable treats I received from friends and fellow demonstrators last weekend at Stampin’ Up!’s event called OnStage. There were multiple locations around the world, and we attended the one in Charlotte, NC. I didn’t participate in any swaps this time, but these three ladies brought gifts for everyone on the team. I’m thrilled to get to share these with you today! (A couple of them got a little squished on the way home, so they may not look quite as good here as they did when I got them.)

 

gifts from Charlotte OnStage made by Jackie Beers, Julie Dimatteo, and Sandra Cornejo #stampinup

 

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This one was made by Jackie Beers. It contained a small Hershey bar. It’s based on one made by Julie DiMatteo, and I’ve included the link to her instructions below.gifts from Charlotte OnStage made by Jackie Beers, Julie Dimatteo, and Sandra Cornejo #stampinup

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This adorable little thing holds a peppermint pattie, and was made by the adorable Paper Pixie herself, Julie DiMatteo. I’ve included the link to her instructions below.gifts from Charlotte OnStage made by Jackie Beers, Julie Dimatteo, and Sandra Cornejo #stampinup

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Wow, this one, made by Sandra Cornejo, is amazing! It has four little sections inside to hold small treats – this one came with Hershey’s Kisses. I haven’t found the instructions to this one yet, but I’ll keep looking.gifts from Charlotte OnStage made by Jackie Beers, Julie Dimatteo, and Sandra Cornejo #stampinup gifts from Charlotte OnStage made by Jackie Beers, Julie Dimatteo, and Sandra Cornejo #stampinup gifts from Charlotte OnStage made by Jackie Beers, Julie Dimatteo, and Sandra Cornejo #stampinup

Here are the instructions to Jackie’s box. She modified it a bit to close by tucking in the flap, instead of using a magnet closure. I believe she said she had to trim a little bit off the flap so it wasn’t quite so long.

Ghirardelli Bunny Treat Box

 

Here are instructions to Julie’s little treat holder. She made a lot of these for OnStage!

Charlotte OnStage 2019 General Swap

 

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Sweetest Thing Online Card Class by Candy Ford featuring the Sweetest Thing bundle and How Sweet It Is paper from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Poppin’ Birthday for Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop for March 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop

It’s time for the PPP Blog Hop! This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, called Poppin’ Birthday, makes 8 fun pop-up birthday cards in honor of Paper Pumpkin’s 6th birthday. I can’t wait to see all the alternate projects the hoppers have come up with. Be sure to hop all the way around to see all of them!

March 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Popping Birthday

 

Counting the Years bonus stamp set with March 2019 Paper Pumpkin "Poppin' Birthday" kit

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Here’s what I made:

March 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Popping Birthday, alternate projects by Candy Ford #stampcandy

 

March 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Popping Birthday, alternate projects by Candy Ford #stampcandy

 

March 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Popping Birthday, alternate projects by Candy Ford #stampcandy

 

March 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Popping Birthday, alternate projects by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • 2 of the red striped pieces cut to 4″ long, then scored in half at 2″
  • blue card base cut to 2″ x 8-1/2″ (two pieces)
  • 1st piece: cut 1/4″ off each end, then scored at 2″ and 6″ (the original score line will be at 4″)
  • 2nd piece: cut 1/4″ off one end and 2-1/4″ off the other end, then scored at 2″ (the original score line will be at 4″)

March 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Popping Birthday, alternate project template

Stamped with the Poppin’ Birthday stamp set:

  • “Happy Birthday” in Bermuda Bay ink onto a blue label

Stamped with the bonus Counting the Years stamp set:

  • “th” in Bermuda Bay ink onto a yellow banner

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • notched both ends of a red striped piece to match the blue stamped piece

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • yellow banner glued onto the front of the card base
  • notched red striped piece glued over the yellow banner
  • sentiment adhered onto the striped piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • light blue “9” glued onto a dark blue “9”, offset just a little bit
  • party hat glued onto the top of the 9s
  • rose metallic thread wrapped around my fingers several time (some loops around 3 fingers and some around 2 finders)
  • 9s adhered onto the yellow banner, over the rose thread, using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (The dimensionals hold the thread to the banner.)
  • glued onto

Assembled the box:

  • burnished the folds in the card base pieces, striped pieces, and box with a Bone Folder
  • assembled the box
  • striped pieces glued onto the 8″ piece of card base, lining up the score lines (each striped piece covers 2 sections of the card base piece)
  • notched one end of the 8″ strip using a 1/2″ circle punch (Actually I used the 3/4″ punch because the 1/2″ was upstairs and I was too lazy to go get it. But the 1/2″ is the right size.)
  • 8″ strip inserted into the box, front to back, lining up the punched notch with the finger notch in the front of the box
  • 6″ strip inserted into the box side to side
  • put treats inside and closed the box
  • adhered a bow onto the top of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals

NOTE: I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue just because I love it, but you can certainly use the glue dots that come in the kit instead.

 

March 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Popping Birthday, alternate projects by Candy Ford #stampcandy

 

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

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Here’s the Poppin’ Birthday Blog Hop:

Click on the Next button to hop to the next stop, Charmane Hopkins of Renee’s Paper Treasures:

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop

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:

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

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  • fill with your own treats or gifts
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Easter Treat Holder online class by Candy Ford #stampcandy

 

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Sliding Mint Boxes for a Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick's Day #stampcandy

 

Today is the March Candy Hearts Team Meeting, and I’m sharing with you some little treat boxes I made for the Hearts. Each sliding box holds 5 Andes Mints… because they’re green… for St. Patrick’s Day. I used the Amazing Life stamp set (which contains a clover image,) Call Me Clover (of course) card stock and ink, and Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper. I used two different patterns of the Designer Series Paper that have a lot of Call Me Clover in them. Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper © Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

While I made these for St. Patrick’s Day, the sentiment could easily be used to celebrate a new job, a move to a new city, or any new adventure.

One more thing, before I get to today’s project. Today is my sister Judy’s birthday. Yep, she’s a St. Patrick’s Day baby. 

Happy Birthday to the best sister ever!

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Here’s what I made:

Good Luck Andes Mint boxes made by Candy Ford using the Amazing Life stamp set and Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Good Luck Andes Mint boxes made by Candy Ford using the Amazing Life stamp set and Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Good Luck Andes Mint boxes made by Candy Ford using the Amazing Life stamp set and Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Call Me Clover card stock (CS) cut to 7-3/4″ x 8-1/8″, then scored along all four sides at 1/2″, 1-3/8″, 1-7/8″, and  2-3/4″
  • NOTE: On certain projects, I find it easier to score this way, starting at each of the four corners, than to score along the whole side at once. I think it make the sides more symmetrical.
  • also scored along both 7-3/4″ sides at 2-7/8″ and 3-3/8″, only down to the second score line
  • Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 2-11/16″ x 6-3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2″ x 2-3/8″
  • NOTE: I actually used the Simply Scored tool for all the scoring, since there was so much of it, and I was making so many boxes.

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • removed yellow areas in the diagram belowtemplate for Good Luck Andes Mint boxes made by Candy Ford using the Amazing Life stamp set and Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Stamped with the Amazing Life stamp set:

  • sentiment and clover on Call Me Clover ink onto the Whisper White CS

Assembled the sliding box:

  • burnished all the folds in the box and cover with a Bone Folder
  • flaps on the two longer sides rolled inward to form the sides, and the outermost flap glued onto the bottom of the box
  • flaps on the two shorter sides folded inward to form the sides, and the outermost flap glued onto the bottom of the box. The skinnier center part goes between the two long sides, and the diagonal cut lies on top of the long side to create a mitered corner look. I also put a little spot of glue under the diagonally cut section so it would stick to the top of the adjacent side.
  • cover wrapped around the box, and pinched around the corners, then folded and burnished on the pinched areas.
  • cover wrapped around the box again and the ends glued together, making sure it’s snug, but also loose enough to slide on and off.
  • stamped piece glued onto the top of the box cover

 

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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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  • 2 each of 3 designs
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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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Meant To Be Mini Gable Treat Boxes

Today I’m sharing some treat boxes I made up for my February Candy Hearts team meeting. We had a small meeting this month so I only made 6. I just love the Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes (they come in silver, too.) They have a lot of “real estate” to decorate if you want to, but they are just as lovely plain, with their shimmery white surfaces. I took the colors from the All My Love Designer Series Paper, which I had originally intended to use on the boxes, but then changed my mind. I used a Sponge Brayer to color the bottom half of each box, darker at the bottom and lighter at the top. Then I glued on the cut out pieces. I filled the boxes with assorted Dove chocolates, so I’m guessing the Hearts who missed the meeting this month are feeling a little rueful about now.

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Here’s what I made:

Meant to Be bundle, mini gable boxes by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Meant to Be bundle, mini gable boxes by Stampin' Up! #stampcandyMeant to Be bundle, mini gable boxes by Stampin' Up! #stampcandyS

Here’s what I did:

Stamped with the Meant to Be stamp set:

  • sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick cardstock (CS)

Die cut using the Be Mine Framelits:

  • hearts from a scrap of Crumb Cake CS

Die cut using the Lovely Flowers Edgelits:

  • 2 leaves from a scrap of Soft Sea Foam CS
  • flowers from a scrap of Lovely Lipstick CS

Cut using a 1″ Circle Punch:

  • sentiment

Colored using a Sponge Brayer:

  • all four sides of a Mini Gable Box in Balmy Blue ink, making it darker at the bottom and lighter at the top

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the folds in the box with a Bone Folder, then folded in the bottom flaps to create the box
  • Crumb Cake CS hearts glued onto the front of the box
  • leaves and flowers glued onto the sentiment, then the sentiment glued over the hearts
  • filled the boxes with assorted Valentine chocolates and closed the top

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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.

Price: $110.00

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Here is this week’s online class!

Happiness Blooms Online Class

  • make 26 colorful cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 10 designs, plus 6 individual card designs
  • Preorder February 14-20, 2019
  • 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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Exploding Box of Hearts Valentine Card

I know it’s a day past, but I have one more Valentine to share with you. It’s the one I made for my sweet hubby. It’s a card that becomes a box with hearts exploding out of it. The Hardwood background stamp creates the wooden box, and the Meant to Be and Forever Lovely stamp sets provide the sentiments. All the hearts are cut using the Be Mine Framelits Dies (available bundled with the Meant to Be stamp set to save 10%.) The front sentiment is cut out using Circle Punches.

Here’s what I made:

Valentine's Day card in a box made by Candy Ford using Meant to Be, Hardwood, and Forever Lovely stamp sets, and Be Mine Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Valentine's Day card in a box made by Candy Ford using Meant to Be, Hardwood, and Forever Lovely stamp sets, and Be Mine Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Valentine's Day card in a box made by Candy Ford using Meant to Be, Hardwood, and Forever Lovely stamp sets, and Be Mine Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Valentine's Day card in a box made by Candy Ford using Meant to Be, Hardwood, and Forever Lovely stamp sets, and Be Mine Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Valentine's Day card in a box made by Candy Ford using Meant to Be, Hardwood, and Forever Lovely stamp sets, and Be Mine Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandyS

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Crumb Cake card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored along the 8-1/2″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″, and scored along the 5-1/2″ side at 2-3/4″ through all but the last 2″ section (see template below: score all lines, then cut along solid lines)
  • Real Red CS cut to 1-7/8″ x 2-5/8″ (3 pieces)
  • Real Red CS cut to 1-7/8″ x 5-3/8″ (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Real Red CS cut to 1/2″ x 8″, then scored at 1/2″, 2-1/2″, 3″, 5″, 5-1/2″, and 7-1/2″
  • Real Red CS cut to 1/2″ x 3″ (one for each heart coming out of the box) You may need to shorten them as needed for each heart.

Valentine card in a box template by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stamped with the Hardwood stamp:

  • outside of the box in Crumb Cake ink
  • I missed the very bottom of the box, so I cut a 1/2″ strip of Crumb Cake CS, stamped it, and glued it around the bottom of the box to hide my booboo.

Stamped with the Meant to Be stamp set:

  • front sentiment in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Stamped with the Forever Lovely stamp set:

  • back sentiment and hearts onto the Whisper White CS layer

Die cut using the Be Mine Framelits:

  • assorted hearts from scraps of Real Red, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White CS, including 3 large Whisper White hearts for the box flaps
  • I cut one of the detailed hearts, but it was too large for the box. I did use the tiny heart that came out of it to glue onto the front sentiment.

Cut using Circle Punches (or you could use the Layering Circles Framelits Dies):

  • front sentiment using the 1-3/4″ punch
  • scrap of Crumc Bake CS using the 2″ punch

Assembled the Valentine:

  • burnished the folds in the card/box , and in the scored strip, with a Bone Folder
  • largest Real Red CS layers glued onto both sides of the back box
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Real Red CS layer on the back
  • front sentiment glued onto the Crumb Cake CS circle
  • Crumb Cake CS circle glued onto the front side of the back of the box, at the top
  • 1/2″ box flap glued onto the inside of the opposite end, to create the body of the box
  • folded down the three box flaps
  • folded the scored strip of CS and inserted it into the box, gluing the 1/2″ sections to the sides of the box. This provided spots to glue the small hearts.
  • Valentine's Day card in a box made by Candy Ford using Meant to Be, Hardwood, and Forever Lovely stamp sets, and Be Mine Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

  • a 3″ strip glued to each heart, then glued to a crosspiece inside the box, arranging the hearts as desired. Be sure the hearts don’t go too far out to the side or they will stick out the sides when the card is closed. Mine stick out just a little but, but they push in easily when it’s put into an envelope.

 

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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!

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

 

Here is this week’s online class!

Happiness Blooms Online Class

  • make 26 colorful cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 10 designs, plus 6 individual card designs
  • 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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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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