Friend Like You Sunset Card

Today’s card is one of the Make & Take projects I made for my Stamp Club. We used the Friend Like You Bundle (Friend Like You stamp set and Friendly Silhouettes Dies.) We created the sunset background using Stampin’ Sponges and ink pads. Be sure to start with the lightest color and work toward the darkest, so you won’t get dark ink on your light ink pads. I also recommend using a separate sponge for each color. I usually cut each sponge into 8 wedges, so one pack gives me 24 colors.

 

Here’s what I made:

SStampin' Up! Friend Like You sponged sunset handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Friend Like You sponged sunset handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Friend Like You sponged sunset handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Very Vanilla Thick card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Early Espresso CS layer cut to 4-1/4″ x 3″
  • Very Vanilla CS layer cut to 4-1/4″ x 3″x

Colored using Stampin’ Sponges and ink pads:

  • Very Vanilla CS layer, from top to bottom, in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Terracotta Tile, and Cherry Cobbler inks

Stamped with the Friend Like You stamp set:

  • sentiment in Early Espresso ink over the sponged layer
  • dragonflies in Early Espresso ink onto the inside of the card base

Cut using the Friendly Silhouettes Dies:

  • cut away the bottom of the sponged layer using the palm tree silhouette die

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Early Espresso CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • sponged layer glued onto the Early Espresso CS layer, lining up the top edges

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Bloom & Grow Thank You Card

Today’s card is one I made for my monthly Stamp Club. It features the Bloom & Grow Bundle (Bloom & Grow stamp set and Budding Blooms Dies.) Every time I see the name of this bundle, I think of the song Edelweiss from The Sound of Music. There’s a lyric that goes “Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow, Bloom and grow forever.” You can hear the song at the bottom of this post.

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Here’s what I made:

Bloom and Grow bundle handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Bloom and Grow bundle handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Granny Apple Green card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ c 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Bloom & Grow stamp set:

  • sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto the center of the Whisper White CS layer
  • flowers in black Memento ink on the top right and bottom left corners of the Whisper White CS layer

Cut using the Budding Blooms Dies:

  • tiny flowers from scraps of Purple Posy, Highland Heather, and Gorgeous Grape CS

Colored using Stampin’ Blends:

  • flowers in Highland Heather
  • leaves in Garden Green

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
  • tiny die cut flowers glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Basic Black CS layer
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Here’s what I used:

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Here’s the song Edelweiss:

Edelweiss Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white
Clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever
Songwriters: Robin Spielberg / Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein Ii
Edelweiss lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC

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Preorder the Pretty Petals Online Class by September 5:

  • Make 6 cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • Features the Pretty Petals Suite on pages 72-74 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog
  • I’ve done the trimming and scoring for you!
  • You’ll receive the stamp set, dies, embossing folder, pre-cut card kits, and 6 Very Vanilla 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/pretty-petals-class-preorder/

 

Pressed Petals online card class by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Sweet Soiree Cake Birthday Card

Who wouldn’t love to get a big yellow cake with white flowers piped on it for their birthday? Especially on a beautifully lacy cake stand! That’s the gist of this birthday card, made using the Cake Soiree stamp set, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, and Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper. The Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder (TIEF) adds a little something special to the background.

 

Here’s what I made:

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Marina Mist card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 2-1/2″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-1/2″ x 1″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside

Stamped with the Cake Soiree stamp set:

  • sentiment in Marina Mist ink onto the 2-1/2″ x 1″ Whisper White CS
  • cake in Marina Mist ink onto a scrap of Daffodil Delight CS

Die cut using the Sweet Cake Framelits:

  • cake
  • stand from a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • stand base from a scrap of Whisper White CS

Ran through the Big Shot with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic embossing folder:

  • front half of the card base

Assembled the card:

  • burnished score line in card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP glued onto the front right of the card base
  • sentiment strip glued onto the DSP lining up the edges along the right side
  • stand base flued onto the front of the card base
  • cake glued onto cake stand
  • cake & stand adhered to the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the card base

 

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Hugs & Kisses

 

I’ve had so much fun playing with the new love themed products in the Occasions Catalog! It’s always fun making a card for someone you love. Today I’m sharing a Valentine I designed for one of my classes.

 

Here’s what I made:

 

Here’s what I did:

The card base is Real Red card stock (CS) – I used the edge die from the Love Notes Framelits to cut the front edge of the card base. I glued a piece of Whisper White CS to the inside, which helps the heart edge show up better.

I glued a piece of Sending Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment, from the Sealed with Love stamp set, in Versamark ink onto a strip of Real Red CS, then heat embossed it in white. I glued this to the DSP.

I used another die from the Love Notes Framelits to cut the tiny envelope out of a Sending Love Glassine Sheet. I glued the envelope to the DSP.

I used the Confetti Hearts Border Punch to cut tiny heart from Real Red CS. I glued them in the envelope and spilling out.

Here’s what I used:

 

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ICS Blog Hop Fall Fun

 

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I am very excited! This is my first post for the monthly Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop. I am thrilled to be included in this group of talented paper crafters!

I designed Autumnal projects for my October Stamp Club meeting, and I thought one of those would be perfect for this hop’s Fall Fun theme. Two of my favorite things about Fall are “sweater weather” and playing in the leaves. This bear is enjoying both.

 

Here’s what I made:

 

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Here’s how I did it:

 

The Basic Black card base is the traditional size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. I glued a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Cajun Craze card stock onto the card front.

On a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake card stock, I stamped the trees from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set 3 times in black Memento ink, making sure to stagger the images. At the bottom I stamped the small leaf from the same stamp set in Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon, and Pear Pizzazz. I stamped a few of each color onto another piece of Crumb Cake and used my Paper Snips to cut out the leaves.

I stamped the bear from the Fa-la-la-la Friends stamp set in black Memento ink twice: once onto Soft Suede and once onto Whisper White. I cut them out with the Bear Hugs Framelits. I trimmed the white one down to only the sweater, and colored it with Stampin’ Write Markers in Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, and Tangerine Tango. I added streaks in the green parts to try to make it look more like it’s woven. I’m not sure I like the result. What do you think?

I glued the sweater onto the bear and adhered him to the stamped card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut more Stampin’ Dimensionals in 1/4 and adhered each leaf with one of the pieces. I covered his feet, so it would look like he’s standing in a pile of leaves, and I put some above his head, like he just threw them into the air. Doesn’t it look fun?

I stamped the title with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set in black Memento ink onto Crumb Cake card stock, then cut out each word with my Paper Snips. I adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I glued the card front onto the Cajun Craze layer.

This is an easy card to make, but there is some fuzzy cutting involved. If you have a die or punch for a tiny leaf, you could use that to speed things up.

 

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Be sure to check out the next blog on the list, Terri Takazhige at Territerbears’s Stamp & Scrap Spot! Just click on this image:

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Here’s what I used:

 

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Thoughtful Flowers

 

This is the fourth project I’ve made with the Thoughtful Branches bundle. You can see the first three here, here, and here.

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I used pre-made Note Cards & Envelopes to make quick work of this project. They come in Whisper White and Crumb Cake. Click on the images at the bottom of this post to get yours now!

Here’s how I did it:

I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″. On it I stamped the flowers in Wisteria Wonder. Then I used a Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker to draw stems. I stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz ink, and glued it to the front of a Whisper White Note Card.

I stamped one Wisteria Wonder flower onto the envelope, and drew a stem with the Pear Pizzazz marker.

 

Thoughtful Branches bundle for flower note card

 

This was also an August Stamp Club project. Here’s a shot of everyone’s cards:

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Here’s what I used:

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