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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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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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

Here’s the It’s A Love Thing blog hop:

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Here are today’s main colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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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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Here’s what I used:

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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

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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  • 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.
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Dashing Along DSP © Stampin' Up!

Dashing Along DSP © Stampin’ Up!

 

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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

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

Here’s the new Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up!

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

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