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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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:

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Here are today’s colors:

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  • manly designs for birthday, Father’s Day, or just to say I love you
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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:

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Here’s what I used:

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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

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Happiness Blooms Online Class by Candy Ford. Order by 20 Feb 2019. #stampcandy

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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

 

Here are today’s main colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 

All is Bright Stitched Labels Treat Box For You

The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes make gift giving so easy. You can line it with paper, as I have today, or let the gift inside show through. I especially like to do that when the gift is colorful, like M&Ms.  I decorated this one with a tag I made using the Candy Cane Season stamp set and Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. 

Here’s what I made:

Stitched Labelsand Layering Circles Framelits Dies, All is Bright paper, Clear Tiny Treat Box, Christmas gift box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Stitched Labelsand Layering Circles Framelits Dies, All is Bright paper, Clear Tiny Treat Box, Christmas gift box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • All is Bright Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 2″ x 8″, then scored at 2″, 4″, and 6″
  • DSP cut to 2″ x 6″, then scored at 2″ and 4″

Stamped with the Candy Cane Season stamp set:

  • sentiment in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock (CS)

Die cut using the Stitched Labels Framelits:

  • a scrap of Garden Green CS (largest layer)
  • sentiment (smallest layer)

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • a scrap of Real Red CS (middle layer)

Cut using the 1/2″ Circle Punch:

  • a semicircle from one end of the 8″ DSP, to match the rounded finger notch in the box

Assembled the project:

  • folds in the DSP pieces burnished with a Bone Folder
  • assembled the box
  • 6″ DSP  inserted into the box to line the two sides and the bottom
  • 8″ DSP inserted into the box to line the front, bottom, back, and top, with the finger notch in the front
  • put treats/gift in the box and close the lid
  • sentiment glued onto the Real Red CS circle
  • Real Red CS circle glued onto the Garden Green CS circle
  • Garden Green CS circle adhered onto the top of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

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