ICS Blog Hop 02-2019 – It’s A Love Thing

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Today for the ICS Love Thing Blog Hop we are sharing projects for wedding, anniversary or Valentines Day. I’m sharing the little gifts I made for some friends of mine for Valentine’s Day. I filled Sweet Cups with Valentine themed peanut M&Ms, and decorated the lids with the Sweetest Thing bundle, How Sweet It Is and Garden Impressions Designer Series Papers, and the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. I used the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment so it would be in exactly the same place on each one – read on to see how I did that. Super quick and easy!

Here’s what I made:

Sweetest Thing bundle, Garden Impressions paper, M&Ms sweet cups by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Sweetest Thing bundle, Garden Impressions paper, M&Ms sweet cups by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Sweetest Thing bundle, Garden Impressions paper, M&Ms sweet cups by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Sweetest Thing bundle, Garden Impressions paper, M&Ms sweet cups by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • largest scalloped circle from Melon Mambo card stock (CS)
  • largest plain circle from Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • largest plain circle from a scrap of CS (any color) for a Stamparatus template (see below)

Die cut using the Jar of Sweets Framelits:

  • candy jars from a piece of How Sweet It Is DSP

Stamped with the Sweetest Thing stamp set:

  • sentiment in black ink onto the DSP circle
  • I placed the die cut template on the Stamparatus and placed the stamp where I wanted it on all the circles. Then I placed each DSP circle in the template and stamped. This is great for stamping multiples of the same thing, or for stamping in the same place more than once if you didn’t get a good stamp the first time.

  • Sweetest Thing bundle, Stamparatus, Garden Impressions paper, M&Ms sweet cups by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Sweetest Thing bundle, Stamparatus, Garden Impressions paper, M&Ms sweet cups by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Assembled the sweet cups:

  • DSP circle glued onto the Melon Mambo CS circle
  • die cut candy jar adhered onto the DSP circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Melon Mambo CS circle adhered onto the lid of the sweet cup using Tear & Tape

 

Sweetest Thing bundle, Garden Impressions paper, M&Ms sweet cups by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Super Simple Forever Lovely Ghirardelli Square Treat Holder

Today I’m sharing an extremely simple little treat holder. It’s basically a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) wrapped around a Ghirardelli square, with a die cut heart and stamped sentiment. I made a couple of versions: one with All My Love paper DSP and a Whisper White card stock (CS) heart, and one with Needlepoint Nook DSP and a Very Vanilla CS heart. I stamped the sentiment from the  in Flirty Flamingo ink.

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Here’s what I made:

Forever Lovely stamp set, be Mine stitched Framelits Dies, All My Love paper, Needlepoint Nook paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Forever Lovely stamp set, be Mine stitched Framelits Dies, All My Love paper, Needlepoint Nook paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyS

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper cut to 2-7/8″ x 4-1/2″
  • Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 2-7/8: x 4-1/2″

Stamped with the Forever Lovely stamp set:

  • sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS

Die cut using the Be Mine Stitched Framelits:

  • both sentiments with a decorative heart die

Assembled the treat holder:

  • wrapped the DSP around the Ghirardelli square and glued together the overlapping ends on the back, being careful not to glue the DSP to the candy wrapper so the candy can slide out
  • die cut heart (inside part with sentiment and the decorative outer part) glued onto the front of the DSP

 

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Toil & Trouble Nugget Holder

Today I’ve used the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper again (I gave the frogs a rest though) to make a fun Halloween treat bag of Hershey Nuggets in a 2″ x 8″ cello bag. You can put a few more nuggets in the bag, but I only had a few on hand. This is a super simple project, so you can make a lot of them for your Trick-or-Treaters, your coworkers, or anyone else who likes chocolate.

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Toil and Trouble cat punch nugget holder by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin' Up! Toil and Trouble cat punch nugget holder by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 2″ x 3-1/2″, then scored in half at 1-3/4″
  • Granny Apple Green CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 1-1/2″
  • 4 strips of Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 1″ x 3″

Stamped with the Spooky Sweets stamp set:

  • sentiment in black ink onto a scrap of Pumpkin Pie CS

Punched using the Cat Punch:

  • sentiment

Assembled the nugget treat:

  • burnished the fold in the Basic Black topper with a Bone Folder
  • a strip of DSP wrapped around each Nugget and adhered the ends together using Tear & Tape
  • Nuggets inserted in a cello bag
  • top of bag folded over, and covered with the Basic Black CS topper that was then stapled in place
  • Granny Apple Green CS glued onto the front of the topper
  • cat glued onto the Granny Apple Green CS

 

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Spooky Sweets in a Takeout Box

The Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow! Today I’m sharing another sneak peek. I CASEd this project right from page 51 of the catalog. It’s made using the Spooky Sweets bundle, the Takeout Thinlits Dies, and the Farmhouse Framelits Dies. 

CASE = copy and share everything OR copy and selectively edit

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Spooky Sweets stamp set and Takeout Thinlit dies make up this handmade gift idea by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy #stampcandy

 

 

Stampin' Up! So Santa stamp set has Santa on a scooter - so cute! Handmade card made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy #stampcandy

 

Stampin' Up! So Santa stamp set has Santa on a scooter - so cute! Handmade card made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Gray Granite  card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ 

Stamped with the Spooky Sweets stamp set:

  • bats in Memento black ink onto a scrap of Gray Granite CS
  • sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple green inks onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • NOTE: I colored the sentiment using Stampin’ Write Markers

Die Cut using the Takeout Thinlit Dies:

  • Takeout Box (2 pieces for one box) from the 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Gray Granite CS
  • NOTE: You can get 2 boxes (4 pieces) from an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of CS

Flecked using a Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • the outsides of the 2 box pieces in Basic Black
  • NOTE: I later realized the sample in the catalog was stamped with the textured image from the Spooky Sweets stamp set in black ink. That’s probably easier, and neater, than flicking ink from a marker.

Die cut using the Farmhouse Framelits:

  • fence from a scrap of Basic Black CS

Punched using the Spooky Bat Punch:

  • bats

Punched using the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch:

  • sentiment

Assembled the box:

  • burnished the folds in the 2 box pieces with a Bone Folder
  • 2 box pieces glued together on the bottom and along two sides (Tear & Tape is also a good choice for this)
  • closed the top of the box (after putting treats inside)
  • used my fingers to bend pieces of the fence
  • fence glued onto the front of the box, and the ends trimmed away using Paper Snips
  • sentiment adhered onto the front of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • one bat glued onto the sentiment, and the other bat glued onto the box
  • tied a piece of Granny Apple Green ribbon around the box and tied a bow

 

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Price: $110.00

 

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  • Item number 149903
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host 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.
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Time For Tea Decorated Copper Tin

Today I’m sharing one of the projects my stamp club members made at our July gathering, a copper tea tin decorated with the Tea Room Suite of products. 

 

Here’s what we made:

Stampin' Up! Time for Tea stamp set and Spot of Tea framelit dies were used to decorate this copper tea tin by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 12″ x ___

Stamped with the Time For Tea stamp set:

  • sentiment in Calypso Coral ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock (CS)
  • cup in Calypso Coral ink onto a scrap of Calypso Coral CS

Die cut using the Spot of Tea Framelit Dies:

  • sentiment and cup

Applied Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers:

  • small design on cup
  • long design onto the front of the tin lid (I cut the sticker to the correct length.)

Decorated the tin:

  • DSP wrapped around the tin and adhered using Tear & Tape (I put some at each end and a tiny piece in the very middle
  • cup glued onto the sentiment piece
  • cup/sentiment adhered to the DSP (covering the seam where the two DSP ends met) using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • laced Coastal Cabana ribbon through the hole on the left side of the sentiment, ran both ends around the back, laces one end through the hole on the right side, and tied a bow 

 

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Butterfly & Dragonfly Smarties Candy Party Favors

I wish I could remember where I first saw this idea. I think it’s been done many times, but not by me, so thought, you know, it was about time. You simply cut out a butterfly, dragonfly, or similar critter, and adhere a long skinny (wrapped) candy to the body. I cut these out of assorted colors of card stock, and I even cut one from a piece of Designer Series Paper. I do think the card stock ones hold up better. I used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies.

Regarding colors, use whichever colors go with your particular party. I used the ones here because they were in the Designer Series Paper I used for other party projects.

Here’s what I made:

 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlit and Dragonfly Thinlit Smarties candy party favor by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlit and Dragonfly Thinlit Smarties candy party favor by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlit and Dragonfly Thinlit Smarties candy party favor by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Die cut using the Butterflies Thinlits:

  • large butterflies from assorted card stock colors

Die cut using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits:

  • large dragonflies from assorted card stock colors

NOTE: I used the Precision Base Plate with the Big Shot to get good, clean cuts from these detailed dies. Do not use this plate with Framelits Dies (open ones that cut around a shape.)

Assembled the treats:

  • used Tear & Tape to adhere candies to the bodies of the butterflies and dragonflies
  • I folded the Tear & Tape in half to fit onto the skinny bodies of the critters. I folded it in half first, then removed it from the backing.
  • I used Smarties here. The long straws full of flavored sugar (I can’t remember what they’re called.) work well, too! Adhere the critters to one end of the straw, then they have a “handle.”

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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