You’re Inspiring Mother’s Day

Today’s I’m sharing a Mother’s Day card I made using the You’re Inspiring stamp set. You can see another card I made using this same stamp set HERE. I used an Aqua Painter to watercolor the background of the main layer in a haphazard fashion. I also watercolored the piece I stamped the sentiment on – I wanted it to be lighter than the card stock so the sentiment would show better.

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Here’s what I made:

SStampin' Up! You're Inspiring Mother's Day handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring Mother's Day handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Daffodil Delight card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Shimmery White CS layer  cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-3/4″ x 1″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the You’re Inspiring stamp set:

  • Daffodil image in Stazon black ink
  • sentiment in Old Olive ink onto a watercolored piece of Shimmery White CS (see below)

Die cut using the Merry Christmas Thinlits:

  • sentiment

Cut using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack:

  • all four corners of the 2-3/4″ x 1″ Whisper White CS, with the rounded petal of a flower punch

Colored using Watercolor Pencils:

  • flowers in Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White

Colored using an Aqua Painter:

  • background in Pear Pizzazz ink, around the flowers
  • stems & leaves in Old Olive
  • scrap of Shimmery White CS for the sentiment in Daffodil Delight (let it dry before stamping the sentiment above)

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Shimmery White CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon, a piece of Pear Pizzazz ribbon, and a piece of Old Olive ribbon adhered onto the Shimmery White CS layer using Tear & Tape
  • sentiment glued onto the small piece of Shimmery White CS, then adhered over the ribbons using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 3 Pear Pizzazz sequins glued onto the watercolored background
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring Mother's Day handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

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Just to be clear on the order of steps for the layers:

For the large Shimmery White CS layer:

  1. stamped the flowers.
  2. water colored the background around the flowers, and let it dry.
  3. water colored the leaves and stems
  4. colored the centers of the flowers

For the sentiment layer:

  1. water colored the layer, then let it dry completely.
  2. stamped the sentiment.
  3. die cut

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Here are today’s colors:

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

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Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

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Preorder the Vibrant Vases Online Class by April 10:

  • Make 6 gorgeous cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • perfect for assorted occasions including love, celebration, and thanks
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, punch, and the precut/prescored card kits PLUS a stamping template for the punch.
  • Limited spots available

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You’re Inspiring Happy Easter Card

Stampin’ Up!’s web site describes the You’re Inspiring stamp set like this: “A dignified dozen of delicate daffodils for dazzling demonstrations of your devotion.” They do love alliteration. It really is a lovely stamp set, and I used it to make today’s card for Easter.

When I was little, the whole family always gathered at my Aunt Edna’s house for Easter dinner. I was the only child at these dinners. My siblings and cousins were all at least 10 years older, so they were teenagers and didn’t care about hunting for eggs. But I loved it. The driveway to Aunt Edna’s house was lined in jonquils, and they were always thick and blooming at Easter. I always knew there would be at least a few eggs hidden amongst them. To this day, whenever I see jonquils (or daffodils or Narcissus) I always think of those childhood Easters. 

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Here’s what I made:

SStampin' Up! You're Inspiring handmade Happy Easter card featuring daffodils by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring handmade Happy Easter card featuring daffodils by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Granny Apple Green card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS layer cut to 3-7/8″ x 2-5/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the You’re Inspiring stamp set:

  • daffodils in Granny Apple Green ink onto the Lemon Lime Twist Cs layer
  • sentiment in Daffodil Delight ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using the Classic Label Punch:

  • sentiment

Embossed using the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder:

  • the front of the card base
  • NOTE: You can emboss a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Granny Apple Green CS, then glue it onto the front of the card base. I thought it was easier to skip a step and emboss the front of the card base itself.

Colored using Watercolor Pencils (dry):

  • flowers in Daffodil Delight
  • flower centers in Pumpkin Pie
  • stems & leaves in Old Olive
  • drew three lines along the top, bottom, and both sides of the stamped image in white. I thought about using a ruler, but I think the crooked lines lends a subtle, whimsical quality to the card.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder – I did this with the front of the card base facing down, to avoid burnishing away any of the embossing.
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS layer glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • Whisper White CS layer adhered onto the front of the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • sentiment glued onto the Lemon Lime Twist CS layer
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring handmade Happy Easter card featuring daffodils by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

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Here are today’s colors:

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

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Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

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Preorder the Vibrant Vases Online Class by April 10:

  • Make 6 gorgeous cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • perfect for assorted occasions including love, celebration, and thanks
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, punch, and the precut/prescored card kits PLUS a stamping template for the punch.
  • Limited spots available

Click on the image below for details and class options:

Vibrant Vases Online Card Class by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here are some helpful links:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

Happy Mother’s Day with Tea Together & Vibrant Vases

Today’s card is for Mother’s Day. I used the Tea Together stamp set and the coordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies, but only the flowers, and not the more obvious teapot and teacup. I plopped the flowers into vases from the Vibrant Vases stamp set, and cut using the Vases Builder Punch. For the background, I used the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) to create a totally floral motif. 

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Here’s what I made:

Candy Ford made this Mother's Day card using the Tea Together Stamp set, Tea Time Framelits Dies, Vibrant Vases stamp set, Vase Builder Punch, and Petal Burst embossing folder from Stampin' Up! #stampcandyYou may notice at the bottom right corner of the card front, I neglected to get the corner of the layer stuck down properly before taking the picture. I’m not sure how I didn’t notice that, but rest assured it is fixed now.

Candy Ford made this Mother's Day card using the Tea Together Stamp set, Tea Time Framelits Dies, Vibrant Vases stamp set, Vase Builder Punch, and Petal Burst embossing folder from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Candy Ford made this Mother's Day card using the Tea Together Stamp set, Tea Time Framelits Dies, Vibrant Vases stamp set, Vase Builder Punch, and Petal Burst embossing folder from Stampin' Up! #stampcandyS

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Mossy Meadow card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Mango Melody CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 1″
  • Whisper White Cs cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Tea Together stamp set:

  • sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink onto the 1″ strip of Whisper White CS
  • flowers (1 large, 1 medium, and 3 rose buds) and 3 leaves in Memento black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • 2 large flowers in Daffodil Delight ink onto the Whisper White CS for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Vibrant Vases stamp set:

  • the 3 vases in Mossy Meadow ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • all the Memento black ink stamped flowers and leaves: flowers in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody, and leaves in Old Olive

Die cut using the Tea Time Framelits:

  • the colored flowers and leaves

Embossed using the Petal Burst embossing folder:

  • Mango Melody CS layer

Cut using the Vases Builder Punch:

  • the 3 vases

Cut using the Banner Triple Punch:

  • the left end of the sentiment strip

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • adhere a piece of Old Olive 1/8″ ribbon onto the embossed Mango Melody CS layer, securing the ends on the back with Tear & Tape
  • embossed Mango Melody CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • piece of the same ribbon tied around the first piece, and tied in a bow – I secured the bow to the card using a Mini Glue Dot
  • flowers and leaves glued together with vases, then adhered onto the embossed Mango Melody CS layer, over the ribbon, using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • sentiment glued onto the embossed Mango Melody CS layer
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Here are today’s colors:

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

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Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

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Preorder the Fable Friends Online Class by February 27!

  • Make 6 adorable cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • Perfect for Spring!
  • Limited spots available!

Click on the image below for details:

Fable Friends online class by Candy Ford. #stampcandy Stampin Up

 

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

Poppy Parade Candy Cane Christmas Card

I hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas day full of warmth, love, and cheer.

 

Today I’m sharing a wonderful Christmas card made by Judy Newsome, one of my Candy Hearts team members. She used the Candy Cane Season bundle to create this trio of Poppy Parade candy canes on a vellum background over a layer of Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper. 

 

Here’s what she made:

Christmas card made by Judy Newsome using the Candy Cane Season bundle and Santa's Workshop paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Christmas card made by Judy Newsome using the Candy Cane Season bundle and Santa's Workshop paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Christmas card made by Judy Newsome using the Candy Cane Season bundle and Santa's Workshop paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what she did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Poppy Parade card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Vellum CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-1/2″ x 3/4″ for the sentiment
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Candy Cane Season stamp set:

  • 3 candy canes in Poppy Parade ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • sentiment in Poppy Parade ink onto the Whisper White CS strip
  • 3 sprigs of holly in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • a sprig of holly onto the large piece of Whisper White CS

Cut using the Candy Cane Builder Punch:

  • 3 candy canes

Cut using the Detailed Trio Punch:

  • rounded the four corners of the large piece of Whisper White CS

Fussy cut using Paper Snips:

  • 3 sprigs of holly

Colored using a Poppy Parade Blends Marker:

  • 9 small pearls (color them while they are still on their backing, them move them to the card)

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • candy canes and holly glued onto the Vellum
  • vellum adhered onto the DSP layer using Tear & Tape, hiding the adhesive under the candy canes
  • sentiment adhered onto the DSP layer using Tear & Tape
  • three pearls applied to each holly sprig
  • a piece of Poppy Parade ribbon tied into a box and adhered onto the Vellum using Mini Glue Dots
  • large Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

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

 

Here’s what she used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s the Year-End Closeout! 

During the Year-End Closeout promotion, you can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

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  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
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Bitty Blooms Dashing Along Dispenser

Need a really last minute gift? Wrap something ordinary, like a plain soap / lotion dispenser, in decorative paper and add a few embellishments, and you have a lovely and sensible gift that anyone can use. I used Dashing Along Designer Series Paper to wrap the dispenser. I used a new punch from the 2019 Occasions catalog (Bitty Blooms Punch Pack sneak peek!) for the little flowers around the top. The bow on the tag is from the Bring on the Presents bundle.

Here’s what I made:

soap / lotion dispenser decorated with Dashing Along paper and Bitty Blooms Punch Pack by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 10″ x 4-1/2″

Stamped with the Bring on the Presents stamp set:

  • bow and ribbon ends in Shaded Spruce ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock (CS)

Die cut using the All the Presents Thinlits:

  • bow and ribbon ends
  • tags from a scrap of Shaded Spruce CS and a scrap of Cherry Cobbler CS

Cut using a punch from the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack:

  • 20 flowers from a scrap of Cherry Cobbler CS

Cut using the 1/8″ Circle Punch:

  • 20 pieces from a scrap of Crushed Curry CS

Assembled the card:

  • DSP adhered to the dispenser with Tear & Tape
  • Crushed Curry dots glued onto the Cherry Cobbler flowers
  • Cherry Cobbler flowers glued onto the top edge of the DSP
  • bow glued onto the Cherry Cobbler tag
  • both tags strung onto a piece of Shaded Spruce ribbon and tied onto the dispenser

 

Here are today’s colors:

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

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s the Year-End Closeout! 

The Year-End Closeout has officially begun! During this promotion, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

button - free catalog
Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions/Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

Here’s more cool stuff:

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:

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

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

 

Here’s the Year-End Closeout! 

The Year-End Closeout has officially begun! During this promotion, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

button - free catalog

Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions/Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

Here’s more stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 
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