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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Broadway Star Cards & Holder for the APPT Blog Hop

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

It’s time for the APPT (A Paper Pumpkin Thing) Blog Hop for June. This month’s PP kit, called Broadway Star, coordinates with the new Broadway Bound suite in the annual catalog, and it is a winner winner chicken dinner! It’s all so fun and bright and cheery. You can’t help but smile. For today’s hop I made some small note cards and a holder to store them in.

There are so many different things you can make using this kit, especially when you combine it with the products in the suite. I decided to keep it rather simple. The Candle Embellishments are the only thing from the suite I used on my projects. I didn’t even use a stamp, even though the ones in the PP kit and the ones in the suite are terrific. 

This is the Paper Pumpkin kit…
Paper Pumpkin Kit june 2018, Broadway Star, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Here’s what I made:

cards and box, June 2018 Paper Pumpkin for APPT Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! #stampcandycards and box, June 2018 Paper Pumpkin for APPT Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! #stampcandycards and box, June 2018 Paper Pumpkin for APPT Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

cards and box, June 2018 Paper Pumpkin for APPT Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy cards and box, June 2018 Paper Pumpkin for APPT Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • cut 3 black striped and 3 green cards down to 4-1/2″ x 6-3/4″, making sure to keep the score line centered, so once the cards are folded they measure 4-1/2″ x 3-3/8″ – in other words, cut 1″ x 8-1/2″ strip off the long side, and cut 7/8″ off each end
  • scored one of the envelopes 1/2″ in from either side and 1/2″ in from the bottom, then burnished the folds with a bone folder

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • cut away the outer edges of the envelope flap, that fall outside the score lines

Assembled the cards:

  • burnished the fold in the card bases with a Bone Folder
  • banners applied onto the front of the card bases (green onto the black card, and white onto the green card)
  • balloon applied to the left side of the card front
  • gold Hooray applied to the banner
  • tied bows with the black & gold twine from the kit and adhered them to the balloons on the green cards using a rolled up glue dot
  • applied self stick sequins to the front of the black & white cards

Assembled the holder:

  • applied a self stick red layer onto the front of the envelope
  • glued two cakes together to make a taller cake, then glued them onto the red layer
  • applied 5 gold candles onto the red layer
  • applied a self stick gold Hooray onto the front of the flap
  • used an Embossing Buddy to powder the bits of the Hooray that stick out from the flap, so they wouldn’t be sticky
  • with one hand inside the envelope and one hand outside, flattened the sides and bottom until they were square
  • tucked under the points at the bottom corners and glued them to the bottom of the holder
  • put the cards in the holder and tied it closed with a piece of the black & gold twine

 

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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.”

 

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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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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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Coloring Book Party Favor

Today I’m sharing a party favor or activity for a child’s birthday party. It’s a coloring book and watercolor pencils in a decorated stamp case. I used the Picture Perfect Party and Just Add Color Designer Series Papers (DSP) and the Crafting Forever stamp set to create this fun gift. All the colors I used were inspired by the Picture Perfect Party DSP.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Color Book and Watercolor Pencil kit. Great party favor for a kids birthday party. Made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Color Book and Watercolor Pencil kit. Great party favor for a kids birthday party. Made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Color Book and Watercolor Pencil kit. Great party favor for a kids birthday party. Made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Color Book and Watercolor Pencil kit. Great party favor for a kids birthday party. Made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Color Book and Watercolor Pencil kit. Great party favor for a kids birthday party. Made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Color Book and Watercolor Pencil kit. Great party favor for a kids birthday party. Made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Color Book and Watercolor Pencil kit. Great party favor for a kids birthday party. Made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Bermuda Bay card stock (CS) cut to 7-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, then scored at 1″ and 1-1/8″ from the left side, for the coloring book cover
  • Peekaboo Peach CS cut to 6-1/8″ x 4-1/4″, then scored 1″ from the left side
  • Berry Burst CS cut to 4-7/8″ x 4″
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS cut to 11″ x 7″, for the stamp case cover insert
  • Berry Burst CS cut to 5″ x 6-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-7/8″ x 3″
  • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4-3/4″ x 6″
  • Just Add Color DSP cut to 6″ x 4″ (6 different pieces)

Stamped with the Crafting Forever stamp set:

  • jar of brushes in black ink onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • creative sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Stamped with the Birthday Delivery stamp set:

  • birthday sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink onto the Picture Perfect Party DSP

Die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

  • creative sentiment with circle die

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist CS with a scalloped circle die

Assembled the project:

  • Picture Perfect Party DSP layer glued onto the larger Berry Burst CS layer
  • Berry Burst CS layer glued onto the Lemon Lime Twist CS case insert
  • stamp case cover insert inserted into the stamp case cover (That looks odd but I’m not sure how else to say it.)
  • Just Add Color DSP pieces stapled together at the left end
  • burnished the folds in the Bermuda Bay CS book cover using a Bone Folder
  • back piece of Just Add Color DSP glued onto the Bermuda Bay CS cover
  • Peekaboo Peach CS glued to the underside of the front of the Bermuda Bay CS cover
  • smaller Berry Burst CS layer glued onto the Peekaboo Peach CS
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Berry Burst CS layer
  • creative sentiment glued onto the Lemon Lime Twist CS die cut circle, then glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • Lemon Lime Twist ribbon tied around the left end of the book
  • Watercolor Pencils and coloring book put inside the case

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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