Kindness & Compassion for the OSAT Blog Hop

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It’s time for the July OSAT Blog Hop. This month’s theme is Creature Comforts. and we’re featuring animal themed projects. For my projects today, I used the Kindness & Compassion stamp set with the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum to create a thank you card and a box for the bird lover in your life.

There is an accidental technique used on these projects. I colored the vellum on the back with Stampin’ Write Markers and let them dry. Then I used a sponge to spread glue all over the back, and the ink smeared and created a marbled effect. I liked it so much that I repeated it on the second one.

Here’s what I made:

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Petal Pink card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Petal Pink CS cut to 2-1/2″ x 7/8″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 2-5/8″ x 1″
  • Graceful Glass Designer Vellum cut to 5-1/4″ x 2″ (birds)
  • Graceful Glass Designer Vellum cut to 5-1/4″ x 1″ (grid, 2 pieces)
  • Basic Black CS cut to 4″ x 2″
  • Petal Pink CS cut to 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″
  • Graceful Glass Vellum cut to 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ (birds)

Stamped with the Kindness & Compassion stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto the 2-1/2″ x 7/8″ Petal Pink CS

Colored using Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • birds in Real Red, Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral, Blueberry Bushel, and Pineapple Punch
  • NOTE: color on the back of the vellum and let dry (can use Heat Tool to speed drying)

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • vellum birds glued onto the front of the card base
  • two vellum grids glued onto the front of the card base, above and below the birds
  • sentiment glued onto the 2-5/8″ x 1″ Basic Black CS
  • 2-5/8″ x 1″ Basic Black CS adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the box:

  • 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ vellum birds glued onto the 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ Petal Pink CS
  • 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ Petal Pink CS glued onto the 4″ x 2″ Basic Black CS
  • 4″ x 2″ Basic Black CS glued onto the gable box side
  • black satin ribbon tied in a bow around the top of the box

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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

 

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Banners For You Graduation Cap Water Bottle

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I always have bottled water at my events, and when I have time, I like to decorate the bottles. You can do this for any event. Today’s project is a bottle I decorated for a graduation party. The colors I used are Fresh Fig and Crushed Curry (garnet & gold) but of course you can use any colors you want. The Banners for You stamp set is perfect for this occasion, and for many others. And the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies cut out the stamp set’s banners like a charm. 

 

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Banners For You stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

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Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies © Stampin’ Up!

 

Here’s what I made:

How do you like the mortar board, complete with tassel? 

Stampin' Up! Banners For You Graduation Cap water bottle by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Banners For You Graduation Cap water bottle by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Banners For You Graduation Cap water bottle by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Crushed Curry card stock (CS) cut to 9″ x 3-1/2″
  • Fresh Fig CS cut to 9″ x 3″
  • Fresh Fig CS cut to 3″ x 3″
  • Fresh Fig CS cut to 1-1/4″ x 5″, then scored 1/4″ from one of the long sides

Stamped with the Banners for you stamp set:

  • banner in Crushed Curry ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • sentiments in Fresh Fig ink on the banner

Die cut using the Bunch of Banners Framelits:

  • banner

Assembled the project:

  • burnished the fold in the Fresh Fig CS strip with a Bone Folder
  • snipped all along the length, across the 1/4″ strip, up to the score line, using Paper Snips
  • wrapped the strip around the top of the bottle to gauge the size (not too tight) then glued the ends together – do not adhere to the bottle or its cap.
  • folded all the snipped bits in and glued them onto the center of the 3″ square piece of Fresh Fig CS
  • tied a piece of gold ribbon onto a gold tassel, then adhered it to the top of the cap using Tear & Tape
  • adhered a 1/4″ punched circle of Fresh Fig CS over the center of the top of the cap, over the end of the ribbon, using a Mini Glue Dot
  • adhered the large piece of Crushed Curry CS around the bottle using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the large piece of Fresh Fig CS on top of the Crushed Curry CS using Tear & Tape
  • glued the banner onto the Fresh Fig CS 
  • NOTE: I used rubber bands to hold the banner on until the glue dried completely
  • NOTE: Adhere the two large pieces of CS to the bottle separately. If you adhere them together, then wrap them around the bottle, they will pull apart.

 

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Born To Be Loved Striped Treat Bag

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And now for today’s project. This would be perfect for a small gift or favor for a bridal shower or wedding. And it’s SO easy! I used a pre-made bag, doily, ribbon, and clip – I made only the heart with sentiment embossed in gold. 

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin Up Striped Treat Bag with Gold Binder Clips Born To Be Loved and Sweet and Sassy framelits by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin Up Striped Treat Bag with Gold Binder Clips Born To Be Loved and Sweet and Sassy framelits by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin Up Striped Treat Bag with Gold Binder Clips Born To Be Loved and Sweet and Sassy framelits by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • scored the top of a striped gift bag 1″ from the top

Stamped with the Born to Be Loved stamp set:

  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto a scrap of Powder Pink card stock, then heat embossed it in gold

Die cut using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits:

  • sentiment

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • about 12″ each of three ribbons: Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon, Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, and Gold 1/8″ Ribbon

Assembled the project:

  • folded the ribbons in half and adhered the tops to the center of a Gold Metallic Doily using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the die cut heart to the doily using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • put goodies in the bag
  • folded over the top of the bag and clipped the decoration on with a Gold Binder Clip

 

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Stampin’ Up! Diaper Cake

I recently made my very first diaper cake. I know, I know, they’ve been ubiquitous at baby showers for years now, but somehow I just never got around to making one. Until now. It was surprisingly easy. The hardest part was getting all those diapers bundled together without them going every which way. It helps to have an extra pair of hands for that step. Otherwise it was a piece of cake. <wink>  I used the Moon Baby stamp set as well and the Pretty Kitty and Bella & Friends stamp sets, and the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP.) I used Powder Pink and Pool Party to create a gender neutral cake, for times when you don’t know the baby’s gender, or for when you know there are a boy AND a girl. 

Kittens and puppies seemed like an appropriate baby theme. I mean, they’re babies, too. So Pretty Kitty and Bella & Friends were the perfect stamp sets to use.

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3″ x 12″, 4 pieces of one pattern for the bottom tier, and 3 pieces of another pattern for the top tier 

Stamped with the Pretty Kitty stamp set:

  • 6 cats in Memento black ink onto scraps of Whisper White card stock (CS)

Stamped with the Bella & Friends stamp set:

  • 6 dogs in Memento black ink onto scraps of Whisper White CS

Stamped with the Moon Baby stamp set:

  • 2 of the baby-on-moon images in Memento black ink onto scraps of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • cats, dogs, and babies
  • slightly larger circles from Powder Pink and Pool Party CS, to mat the stamped cat and dog images

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • cats & dogs in Pink Pirouette and Pool Party
  • babies in Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Ivory, and Bronze
  • one white doily in Pink Pirouette
  • one white doily in Pool Party
  • NOTE: I only colored the outer edges of the doilies, since most of the center would be covered up. I also learned – the hard way – to be sure to color the front side of the doily. The back side is too rough and will tear up the brush tip of your marker. Also, you can just use an ink pad to color the doilies.

Assembled the cake:

  • rolled individual diapers and held them with rubber bands
  • gathered enough diaper rolls together to create the bottom tier of the cake, and tied ribbon around to keep them together
  • did the same thing to create the smaller top tier of the cake
  • NOTE: I think I used about 50 diapers or so. It will depend on the diapers you use and on the size of your cake platter.
  • glued together the lengths of DSP and wrapped around each cake tier
  • glue the stamped images onto the larger die cut circles, then glued them onto the DSP strips
  • glued the two doilies together, lining up the holes around the edges
  • adhered a baby image to each side of the doilies using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • threaded a length of Solid Whisper White twine through the holes in the doilies at the top, and tied the ends to two wooden skewers
  • poked the skewers down into the cake, careful not to puncture the diapers

 

Here are today’s colors:

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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.

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

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