06-2020 IRBH – Happy 4th of July!

InKing Royalty Blog Hop - June 2020

 

Welcome to the 06-2020 IRBH! This month we are featuring projects with a 4th of July theme. When you first look at my card, you may wonder what it has to do with America’s Independence Day holiday, other than the obvious sentiment. It’s purple instead of red, white, and blue – wait, what?

I started to make a more traditionally hued card, I really did, but I just couldn’t find my mojo. I started looking through my stamp sets for inspiration and realized I was humming “America the Beautiful.” Just when I got to the line “purple mountain majesties” my eyes fell upon the Mountain Air stamp set. Light bulb! So I used the Mountain Air stamp set to create a scene of purple mountains, along with a purple lake and a purple sky. I imagined one of those sunsets with vibrant purple at the bottom (you know the ones I’m talking about, right?) that casts its purple glow on everything for a brief moment. 

Be sure to visit all the stops on the hop! You don’t want to miss any of the great projects this group has to share!

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Here’s what I made for the 06-2020 IRBH:

Mountain Air stamp set, Make a Difference stamp set, Timeless Label Punch, 4th of July card for IRBH 06-2020, Candy Ford #stampcandy

 

Mountain Air stamp set, Make a Difference stamp set, Timeless Label Punch, 4th of July card for IRBH 06-2020, Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Gorgeous Grape card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Purple Posy CS layer cut to 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White Thick CS cut to 4″ x 1-1/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Mountain Air stamp set:

  • trees/water and first row of mountains in Gorgeous Grape ink across the center of the Purple Posy CS layer
  • second row of mountains in Highland Heather ink above the first row
  • third row of mountains in Highland Heather ink, stamped off once, above the second row
  • mountains upside down in the water in Highland Heather ink, stamped off once
  • inked up just the bottom (water) part of the tree/water stamp with Gorgeous Grape ink and stamped below the original water stamp

Stamped with the Make a Difference stamp set:

  • “Happy 4th” in Gorgeous Grape ink onto the strip of Whisper White Thick CS

Cut using the Timeless Label Punch:

  • both ends of the sentiment – I inserted each end down into the back of the punch to cut.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Purple Posy CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • sentiment adhered onto the Purple Posy CS layer using Stampin’ Dimensonals
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Here’s the 4th of July 06-2020 IRBH:

Thank you for hopping along with us. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. There’s an awful lot of inspiration to be found in this group, and you don’t want to miss any of it!

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  5. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <—– YOU ARE HERE!
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations 

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Did you know?

Inspired by a trip to Pikes Peak in 1893, Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929) wrote the poem America the Beautiful, which first appeared in print on July 4, 1895 in The Congregationalist, a weekly journal. Ms. Bates revised the lyrics in 1904 and again in 1913. It has 8 verses! Click here to download it.

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Patriotic Mask for June 2020 Candy Hearts Blog Hop

Candy Hearts Blog Hop, June 2020, Patriotic #stampcandy

Welcome to the June 2020 Candy Hearts Blog Hop! Today we are sharing Patriotic themed projects to get ready for the 4th of July, which is Independence Day here in the United States. After reading my post, I hope you will hop to the next person on the list below. Be sure to check out ALL the great projects the Hearts have created for you today. 

My card is very simple. Except for two little pieces of ribbon, it’s just card stock and ink. I made it in honor of all healthcare workers, and really everyone who wears a mask any time they are around other people. If you are patriotic and care about the people of your country, please wear a mask. It literally saves lives. 

One week ago I lost a dear family member to COVID-19. Someone at her husband’s work had no symptoms and refused to wear a mask, and infected a bunch of people. By the time they found out he had it, it was too late. She died, and her husband is still in ICU. Please, please, please, even if you don’t think COVID-19 is real, please wear a mask. Remember, it isn’t to protect you, it’s to protect everyone else, especially the more vulnerable folks and the people who will go home to them. Thank you.

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Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Ornate Thanks stamp set, patriotic card, mask, thanks for all you do, Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! Ornate Thanks stamp set, patriotic card, mask, thanks for all you do, Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Paper Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick 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 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Real Red CS strips cut to 1/4″ x 7″ (about 7 or 8 pieces)
  • Night of Navy CS strips cut to 1/4″ x 7″ (about 7 or 8 pieces)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3″ x 4″, then scored at 1/2″, 1″, 1-1/2″, 2-1/2″, 3″, and 3-1/2″ (I left 1/2″ at the top and bottom to fold under, but you can delete these bits if you want. Cut it to 3″ x 3″, then score at 1/2″, 1″, 2″, and 2-1/2″)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 1/2″ x 1-1/2″, then scored in half at 1/4″ (2 pieces)
  • ends of the 1/4″ strips trimmed from the edges of the background layer (see below)

Stamped with the Ornate Thanks stamp set:

  • THANKS in Real Red ink onto the top pleat of the mask
  • for all you do in Night of Navy ink onto the bottom pleat of the mask
  • The pleats are now, from the top down, in red, white, and blue!

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • a Real Red CS strip and a Night of Navy CS strip glued side by side, at an angle, onto the middle area of the Whisper White CS layer, with the ends hanging off the side
  • a CS strip laid next to them to make a space between the next red and navy strips, then removed the strip so the white shows through (OR you could cut Whisper White Thick CS strips and glue them between the others.)
  • continued this until the layer was covered, then trimmed the excess pieces from the edges of the layer with the Paper Trimmer
  • glued the layer onto the front of the card base
  • burnished the folds in the 3″ x 4″ Whisper White CS and accordion folded to look like a mask
  • burnished the folds in the 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ Whisper White CS pieces and glued them onto the ends of the mask
  • adhered the ends of a piece of ribbon onto the back corners of the mask using Mini Glue Dots, one on each side

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Here’s the June 2020 Candy Hearts Blog Hop:

Thank you for hopping with us today! Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop. Use this line up as a guide.

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

Bloom & Grow for Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today’s card is not a Cinco de Mayo card, but it was inspired by the colors in the graphic below: Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, and Crushed Curry. I used the Bloom & Grow stamp set for the floral image and the sentiment, then watercolored using Stampin’ Ink Refills and an Aqua Painter. I also used a couple of Circle Punches and the Layering Circles Dies. If you prefer, you can use the dies for the three cut circles.

Happy Cinco de Mayo

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Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! watercolor Bloom and Grow stamp set, Circle Punches, Layering Circles Dies, thank you card made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! watercolor Bloom and Grow stamp set, Circle Punches, Layering Circles Dies, thank you card made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Call Me Clover card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Crushed Curry CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Watercolor Paper cut to 5″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Bloom & Grow stamp set:

  • floral image in Jet Black Stazon ink onto the Watercolor Paper layer
  • sentiment in Jet Black Stazon ink onto a scrap of Watercolor Paper layer

Cut using the 2″ Circle Punch:

  • sentiment

Cut using the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch:

  • a scrap of Poppy Parade CS

Cut using the Layering Circles Dies:

  • a scrap of Call Me Clover CS a little bigger than the Poppy Parade punched circle

Embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder:

  • the Crushed Curry CS layer

Colored using an Aqua Painter & Stampin’ Ink Refills:

  • flowers in Poppy Parade and Crushed Curry
  • leaves in Call Me Clover and Crushed Curry
  • sentiment background in Crushed Curry
  • NOTE: I used a large acrylic block as a paint palette. I didn’t put water in the Aqua Painter. Instead I used a bowl of water and a paper towel to more precisely control the amount of water.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • embossed Crushed Curry CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Watercolor Paper layer glued onto the Crushed Curry CS
  • 2 pieces of ribbon adhered onto the Crushed Curry CS layer using Tear & Tape
  • sentiment glued onto the Poppy Parade CS circle
  • Poppy Parade CS circle glued onto the Call Me Clover CS circle
  • Call Me Clover CS circle glued over ribbon and layers
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Stampin' Up! watercolor Bloom and Grow stamp set, Circle Punches, Layering Circles Dies, thank you card made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here are today’s Cinco de Mayo colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

Mother’s Day for Candy Hearts Blog Hop

Candy Hearts Blog Hop April 2020 Mother's Day @stampcandy

Welcome to the Candy Hearts Blog Hop for April 2020! This month we are featuring projects for Mother’s Day. I wanted to make something that reflects this particular Mother’s Day, during the COVID 19 pandemic. That’s when I decided on the sweet little pig from the This Little Piggy stamp set, because I had seen someone else put a mask on her/him, and I thought it was just adorable. I took the colors from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper I used for the background layer: Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Whisper White. Be sure to hop around to all the stops, because you don’t want to miss any of the great projects from the Candy Hearts! I can’t wait to see what they share!

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Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy, Itty Bitty Greetings, Bird Ballad, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, mother's day card by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy, Itty Bitty Greetings, Bird Ballad, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, mother's day card by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Pool Party card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3/4″ x 1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 1/8″ x 1/2″ (2 pieces)
  • optional: Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Scored using the Simply Scored tool:

  • 3/4″ x 1/2″ Whisper White CS piece every 1/8″

Stamped with the This Little Piggy stamp set:

  • pig in Petal Pink ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS (masking the sentiment on the bottom, and only inking up the pig)

Stamped with the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:

  • sentiment in Pool Party ink just below the pig

Cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies:

  • pig using the second largest scalloped rectangular die
  • a scrap of Pool Party CS using the largest scalloped rectangular die

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • pig in both Dark and Light Petal Pink
  • pig’s feet in Light Crumb Cake

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • 1/8″ strips glued onto the pig’s face, then the scored piece glued over that to create the mask
  • pig layer glued onto the Pool Party die cut layer at an angle
  • Pool Party die cut layer glued onto the DSP layer at an angle
  • Petal Pink ribbon tied in a bow and adhered onto the pig layer using Mini Glue Dots
  • optional: Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Here’s the Mother’s Day hop:

Thank you for hopping with the Hearts today! Be sure to hop all the way around. You don’t want to miss any of the creativity in this talented group of stampers!

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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!

Welcome Easter Pizza Box for IRBH

InKing Royalty Blog Hop March 2020

It’s time for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop (IRBH) for March! This month’s theme is Easter. For my project, I used the Welcome Easter stamp set, Sending Flowers Dies, and Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper to decorate a mini Pizza Box. It’s the perfect size for some sweet treats, and oh so easy!

Be sure to hop around to all the blogs. I know I can’t wait to see all the great projects made by this talented group!

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Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Welcome Easter stamp set, Sending Flowers Dies, Mini Pizza Box for IRBH March 2020, made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! Welcome Easter stamp set, Sending Flowers Dies, Mini Pizza Box for IRBH March 2020, made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
  • DSP cut to 3-3/8″ x 7/8″ (4 pieces)

Stamped with the Welcome Easter stamp set:

  • rabbit in Smoky Slate ink (stamped off once) onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • bee in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the large piece of DSP

Cut using the Sending Flowers Dies:

  • sentiment

Cut using the 1/2″ Circle Punch:

  • notch in the middle of one of the small DSP strips (for the front of the box)

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • fussy cut the rabbit

Colored using markers:

  • bee wings and body using a White Stampin’ Chalk Marker
  • bee body using a Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker (on top of the dried white chalk ink)
  • rabbit eyes using a Journaling Pen
  • rabbit ears, feet, and nose in Melon Mambo ink using a Blender Pen

Put it all together:

  • burnished the folds in the box with a Bone Folder, then folded to assemble the pizza box
  • square DSP glued onto the top of the box
  • DSP strip with punched notch glued onto the front of the box
  • 3 remaining DSP strips glued onto the other 3 sides of the box
  • sentiment and rabbit adhered onto the DSP layer on the top of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Here’s the InKing Royalty Easter hop:

Thank you for hopping with us today! After reading my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next stop, Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo. If you get lost during the hop, use this lineup as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <— YOU ARE HERE!!!
  3. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  4. Susan Fields at Very Simply Susan
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

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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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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

Country Club Father’s Day Note Card & Envelope

Today’s Whisper White Note Card and Envelope were adorned for Father’s Day using the new Country Club Suite. It’s easy to line the envelope. Just trace around the open envelope for the shape, then cut it out using Paper Snips. Stick it in the envelope, far enough so the envelope adhesive still shows, and glue it in place. 

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Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite Fathers Day card by Candy Ford of Stamp CandyS

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Country Club Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5″ x 5″ for the envelope liner

Stamped with the Clubhouse stamp set:

  • sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto a scrap of Garden Green card stock (CS)

Cut using the Golf Club Dies:

  • sentiment
  • 2 golf clubs and 1 laurel from a scrap of Garden Green CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the note card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the note card base
  • 2 golf clubs glued onto the DSP layer, crossed
  • sentiment adhered over the golf clubs using Black Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • laurel glued around the sentiment

Lined the envelope:

  • traced around the envelope flap onto the back of the DSP using a pencil
  • trimmed around the traced line using Paper Snips
  • glued the DSP onto the inside of the envelope flap, making sure not to cover the envelope’s adhesive

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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.

Click “Supply List” for a clickable and printable list!

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Here are some helpful links:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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