Five For All Pizza Box for an Over the Hill Birthday Party

It’s a party! My presentation at the Spring Stamp-Along last week was all about party favors, food, and decor for five different types of party. One type was a birthday party for an adult. I haven’t seen the Over the Hill birthday theme used in a long time, so I decided to go with that. I used black and silver for all the projects. The Five For All stamp set has funny birthday sentiments perfect for this theme.

Today I’m sharing a box that could hold a small gift or a party favor. Don’t you just love the Mini Pizza Boxes? And they’re carrying over to the new catalog! Unfortunately, the Five For All stamp set is not. It’s one of the products that will be retiring, so it will be available through May 31, or while supplies last. See all the retiring products HERE.

 

Here’s what I made:

Five For All stamp set and a Mini Pizza Box by Stampin' Up! create a fun gift or party favor box for an Over the Hill type birthday party. #stampcandy

Five For All stamp set and a Mini Pizza Box by Stampin' Up! create a fun gift or party favor box for an Over the Hill type birthday party. #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Silver Foil Sheet cut to 3″ x 3″
  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Stamped with the Five For All stamp set:

  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto the Basic Black CS square, then heat embossed in silver

Painted using Archival Basic Black ink refill:

  • the outside of the box – let it dry completely before adhering anything to it
  • NOTE: I used an old paintbrush. The ink did stain it, but did not hurt it at all.
  • NOTE: I used an alcohol pad to remove any ink from the inside of the box.

Assembled the project:

  • folded the box together
  • adhered the sentiment onto the Silver Foil Sheet piece using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the Silver Foil Sheet to the top of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals, being sure to leave a “tunnel” for the ribbon
  • ran ribbon under the Silver Foil Sheet, wrapped it around the box, and tied it on the side
  • applied Metallic Enamel Shapes (silver dots) to the top of the box around the Silver Foil Sheet, to resemble a marquis

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Pink & Blue Baby Shower Party Favor Cigars

Today’s project is made with several retiring products: World’s Best Trophy stamp set, Archival Basic Black ink pad, and card stock in Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Soft Sky. Chocolate Chip is the perfect reddish brown color for a cigar. I wrapped it around large rolls of Sweetarts candies. The cigar bands are strips of card stock with 1″ punched circles. I didn’t have a stamp set that included “boy,” although there are a few that have the word “girl.” So I used the “son” and “daughter” from the World’s Best Trophy stamp set. These make great party favors for a baby shower. You can change the band color and sentiment for any occasion.

You can see everything that is retiring HERE. Everything is available through May 31, or while supplies last.

 

Here’s what I made:

World's Best Trophy stamp set, baby shower cigars party favors #stampcandy World's Best Trophy stamp set, baby shower cigars party favors #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Chocolate Chip card stock (CS) cut to 3″ x 7-1/4″ (one for each cigar)
  • Pink Pirouette CS cut to 3″ x 3/4″
  • Soft Sky CS cut to 3″ x 3/4″

Stamped with the World’s Best Trophy stamp set:

  • son in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Soft Sky CS
  • daughter in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Pink Pirouette CS

Cut using the 1″ Circle Punch:

  • both sentiments

Assembled the cigars:

  • burnished the Chocolate Chip CS pieces, and both of the CS strips, with a Bone Folder to soften and curl them
  • wrapped the Chocolate Chip CS pieces around rolls of SweetTarts candy and secured using Tear & Tape
  • wrapped the CS strips around the cigars and secured using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the punched sentiments onto the cigar bands using Tear & Tape

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

 

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Teeny Tiny Wishes Happy Birthday Bottle of M&Ms Party Favor

Today I’m sharing another project I made for my presentation at last weekend’s Spring Stamp-Along hosted by Brian King of stampwithbrian.com. It’s an oh so quick and easy project (you know how I like those!) that I made for a kid’s birthday party theme. I used a little plastic champagne bottle filled with Mini M&Ms. The bottom comes off the tiny bottle so it’s easy to fill. I know it looks as big as my gumball machine prop in the pictures, but it’s only about 3″ tall. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I’ve been saying for years that everyone should own this stamp set. It has a sentiment for all the major occasions in life. If you don’t already have it, I strongly encourage you to get it before it disappears!

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Bottle of M & Ms by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Bottle of M & Ms by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Bottle of M & Ms by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Stamped with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set:

  • sentiment in Pacific Point ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock (CS)

Cut using the Classic Label Punch:

  • sentiment

Assembled the project:

  • adhered the sentiment to the bottle using Tear & Tape
  • tied a piece of ribbon around the bottle neck and into a bow

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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The little champagne bottles came from orientaltrading.com. The Mini M&Ms came from the grocery store.

 

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Whole Lot of Lovely Baby Shower Chocolate Bars

I am back from a fun, amazing, full, exhausting weekend full of stamping events: two official Stampin’ Up! events and two events hosted by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. I gave a presentation at the first event, Brian’s Spring Stamp-Along on April 6 hosted by Brian King. Today I’m sharing one of the projects from my presentation; chocolate bars decorated with A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper for a baby shower. It’s a very quick and easy project. I mean very quick and easy. For the basic design, you need a chocolate bar, a couple pieces of paper, and a baby sock. Then you can froufrou it up however you want.

 

Here’s what I made:

Baby Shower party favors gifts made with the Little One stamp set and A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper DSP by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Baby Shower party favors gifts made with the Little One stamp set and A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper DSP by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 6″ x 6″ (2 pieces)
  • Pink Pirouette card stock (CS) cut to 5″ x 6-1/4″ (the chocolate bar is 6-1/4″ long and just over 4″ around)
  • Soft Suede CS cut to 5″ x 6-1/4″
  • Pool Party CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Powder Pink CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″

Stamped with the Little One stamp set:

  • sentiment in Basic Black ink onto each 1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ CS piece

Stamped with the Better Together stamp set:

  • diaper pin in Basic Black ink onto the front of the DSP “blankets”

Drew using Journaling Markers:

  • faces on the front of the CS wrapped chocolate bar “babies”

Assembled the project:

  • wrapped each chocolate bar with a 5″ x 6-1/4″ piece of CS and adhered together on the back with Tear & Tape
  • DSP wrapped around chocolate bar like a blanket, and adhered with Tear & Tape
  • sentiment adhered to the back using Tear & Tape
  • baby sock put on top like a hat
  • ribbon tied around the top of the hat and tied in a bow

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Lemon Zest Bundle Bag of Drops

I got to go on the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip, a Mediterranean Cruise. While touring Positano, Italy, famous for their lemons and limoncello, I bought a bag of lemon drops. Wow! They were the best I’ve ever had! They didn’t last long after I got home, so I did an internet search. I found them – you can order them through Amazon.com! They aren’t cheap, and they doesn’t have fast shipping, but oh my, are they worth it! When I decided to give up one of my precious bags of lemon drops for a birthday gift, I knew the Lemon Zest bundle (Lemon Zest stamp set & Lemon Builder Punch) would be perfect. I couldn’t remove the label without destroying the bag, so I opted to cover it. Let me know what you think!

 

Here’s what I made:

Lemon Zest bundle, Lemon Builder Punch, Tutti-frutti Clips, bag of lemon drops, gift, food, candy,lemons,Life's Short Squeeze it for all it's worth, #stampcandyLemon Zest bundle, Lemon Builder Punch, Tutti-frutti Clips, bag of lemon drops, gift, food, candy,lemons,Life's Short Squeeze it for all it's worth, #stampcandyLemon Zest bundle, Lemon Builder Punch, Tutti-frutti Clips, bag of lemon drops, gift, food, candy,lemons,Life's Short Squeeze it for all it's worth, #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  •  Lemon Lime Twist card stock (CS) cut to 3″ x 6″, then scored in half at 3″

Stamped with the Lemon Zest stamp set:

  • 2 lemons in Daffodil Delight ink onto a scrap of Daffodil Delight CS, then immediately heat embossed them with clear embossing powder, to give them some texture
  • leaves in Lemon Lime Twist ink onto a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist CS
  • two sentiments – one of the front and one on the back – in Basic Black ink
  • NOTE: I used a Black Sharpie marker to add the dots at the ends of the lemons.

Cut using the Lemon Builder Punch:

  • lemons and leaves
  • stem from a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist CS, which I pressed onto the Lemon Lime Twist ink pad to darken it

Cut using the Envelope Punch Board:

  • rounded all four corners of the tag

Assembled the project:

  • burnished the fold in the tag with a Bone Folder
  • lemons and one leaf glued together, then adhered to the tag front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • remaining two leaves adhered to the lemons using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • stem glued to tag front, sticking out from under the lemons
  • lined up the tag over the original one, and adhered it using Tear & Tape
  • Lemon Lime Twist clip added on top for the finishing touch

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

 

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APPT Blog Hop – May Good Things Grow

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

Hurray, it’s time for the March 2018 APPT blog hop! This month’s kit is called May Good Things Grow, and it is just lovely. Of course, we can’t leave well enough alone, so we used the kit to create alternate projects, just to give you some ideas. Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!

The kit makes cards that go is adorable envelopes that look like seed packs. I used the seed packs to make a card and a sour cream container. No, there isn’t sour cream in it, but it’s the shape of the little take out containers that sour cream comes in. It’s one of the easiest containers to make, and it’s even easier with a premade envelope. 

The card base is Fresh Fig card stock, but I used one of the kit card bases to cut a piece for the inside of the card. I used Fresh Fig ink, but the Early Espresso ink that comes in the kit would match equally as well.

Brads! There are brads in this kit! I’ve always liked using brads in my paper crafting – there are lots of things you can do with them.

At the bottom of this post, there’s a list of the products I used other than what’s in the kit. There aren’t many. This kit has so much in it, I can think of all sorts of things to make with it. I listed glue and Tear & Tape, because I prefer them, but the kit comes with glue dots – and a whole lot of Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

Here’s what I made:

APPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyAPPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyAPPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyAPPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

It’s so difficult to get Wink of Stella to show in a photo! The small amount you can see in this one just looks like tiny white specks:APPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyAPPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyAPPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Fresh Fig card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • front of one of the seed packs cut off and trimmed around the design
  • the flap off another seed packet cut off
  • cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece from a Crumb Cake card base

Stamped with the May Good Things Grow stamp set:

  • birthday sentiment in Fresh Fig ink onto one of the precut labels
  • friendship sentiment in Fresh Fig ink onto a larger precut label
  • scroll design in the four corners of the trimmed Crumb Cake card base

“Colored” using Clear Wink of Stella Pen:

  • all the color die cut flowers and leaves (not the monotone ones that are part of the large floral die cut)

Assembled the card:

  • seed pack front glued onto the front of the card base
  • large floral die cut adhered to the seed pack layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • single die cut pink and yellow flowers and one die cut leaf adhered over the large floral die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 2 brads attached to the larger label, then the label adhered to the large floral die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the sour cream container:

  • pinched the top of the bag perpendicular to the bottom, so the two side score lines touch (I also used snips to cut the edges straight)
  • put some goodies inside, then sealed the top shut with Tear & Tape
  • punched a hole through the top with the 1/8″ Circle Punch
  • put the Fresh Fig ribbon through the hole and tied a bow
  • glued a die cut flower and some die cut leaves to the front
  • glued on the birthday label

 APPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s the hop:

Click the NEXT button to go to the next stop on the hop, Melissa Thomas as Sea to Sea Stampin’. If you get lost, during the hop, use the list below to find your way.

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

Here are the colors in the kit:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used other than the Paper Pumpkin kit:

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Here’s some stuff you should check out:

Sale-A-Bration Countdown - only 2 days left! #stampcandy

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!