Stampin’ Up! Diaper Cake

I recently made my very first diaper cake. I know, I know, they’ve been ubiquitous at baby showers for years now, but somehow I just never got around to making one. Until now. It was surprisingly easy. The hardest part was getting all those diapers bundled together without them going every which way. It helps to have an extra pair of hands for that step. Otherwise it was a piece of cake. <wink>  I used the Moon Baby stamp set as well and the Pretty Kitty and Bella & Friends stamp sets, and the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP.) I used Powder Pink and Pool Party to create a gender neutral cake, for times when you don’t know the baby’s gender, or for when you know there are a boy AND a girl. 

Kittens and puppies seemed like an appropriate baby theme. I mean, they’re babies, too. So Pretty Kitty and Bella & Friends were the perfect stamp sets to use.

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3″ x 12″, 4 pieces of one pattern for the bottom tier, and 3 pieces of another pattern for the top tier 

Stamped with the Pretty Kitty stamp set:

  • 6 cats in Memento black ink onto scraps of Whisper White card stock (CS)

Stamped with the Bella & Friends stamp set:

  • 6 dogs in Memento black ink onto scraps of Whisper White CS

Stamped with the Moon Baby stamp set:

  • 2 of the baby-on-moon images in Memento black ink onto scraps of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • cats, dogs, and babies
  • slightly larger circles from Powder Pink and Pool Party CS, to mat the stamped cat and dog images

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • cats & dogs in Pink Pirouette and Pool Party
  • babies in Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Ivory, and Bronze
  • one white doily in Pink Pirouette
  • one white doily in Pool Party
  • NOTE: I only colored the outer edges of the doilies, since most of the center would be covered up. I also learned – the hard way – to be sure to color the front side of the doily. The back side is too rough and will tear up the brush tip of your marker. Also, you can just use an ink pad to color the doilies.

Assembled the cake:

  • rolled individual diapers and held them with rubber bands
  • gathered enough diaper rolls together to create the bottom tier of the cake, and tied ribbon around to keep them together
  • did the same thing to create the smaller top tier of the cake
  • NOTE: I think I used about 50 diapers or so. It will depend on the diapers you use and on the size of your cake platter.
  • glued together the lengths of DSP and wrapped around each cake tier
  • glue the stamped images onto the larger die cut circles, then glued them onto the DSP strips
  • glued the two doilies together, lining up the holes around the edges
  • adhered a baby image to each side of the doilies using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • threaded a length of Solid Whisper White twine through the holes in the doilies at the top, and tied the ends to two wooden skewers
  • poked the skewers down into the cake, careful not to puncture the diapers

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Picture Perfect Party Jar of Birthday Gumballs

Today I’m sharing a super easy way to decorate a container for a party. I used the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay card stock, and Lemon Lime Twist ribbon. The colors in the paper look great with the multicolor gumballs in the jar. 

I’ve had this jar for years, and I decorate it in different ways for different events. This is perfect for a fun birthday party, maybe for a child. I think I bought the jar at Target, or maybe T.J.Maxx or Home Goods.

I recommend using a small plastic scoop, so there aren’t a bunch of sticky little hands all over the gumballs. Don’t ask me how I learned that lesson.

 

Here’s what I made:

Jar of gumballs decorated with Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday DSP made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! handmade baby shower bingo by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! handmade baby shower bingo 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 12″ x 4″ (2 pieces) 
  • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 6″ x 3-1/2″ (4 pieces)
  • NOTE: I cut the top and bottom off the DSP pieces to have as much of the candles as possible.

Assembled the project:

  • Bermuda Bay CS pieces wrapped around the jar and adhered with Tear & Tape, to each other and to the jar 
  • DSP pieces glued onto the CS, all the way around the jar
  • tied a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon around the lid handle and tied it in a bow

 

Here are today’s main colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Celebrate with Cake Soiree

Today I’m sharing a card made by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Susan Ballentine. Susan is on my Candy Hearts team, and this was her swap card at a recent team gathering. She used the Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper to create this lovely card. With a sentiment of simply “Celebrate” it’s perfect for any celebratory occasion. 

 

Here’s what she made:

Stampin' Up! Cake Soiree handmade celebrate handmade card by Susan Ballentine for Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Cake Soiree handmade celebrate handmade card by Susan Ballentine for Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what she did:

Cut and scored with her Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Old Olive card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 4″ x 5″
  • DSP layer cut to 3″ x 3″ (different pattern)
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 1″ x 2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Cake Soiree stamp set:

  • sentiment in Berry Burst ink onto the Whisper White CS layer

Cut using the Envelope Punch Board:

  • rounded the corners of the sentiment layer

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • smaller DSP layer glued onto the larger DSP layer
  • ribbon adhered onto the larger DSP layer, and the ends wrapped around to the back, using Tear & Tape
  • larger DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • sentiment layer adhered to the DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 3 rhinestones applied to the ribbon
  • Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s main colors:

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Here’s what she used:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

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Big on Birthdays Happy Birthday Card

Do you recognize the texture on this card? It’s the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It may not look like basket weave. That’s because I used the other side – the debossed side – of the card stock. I think it makes an interesting pattern that goes well with the lines in the sentiment font. The stamped images are from the Big On Birthdays stamp set. The last little glittery touches are from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes embellishments.

There’s less than a week left of Sale-A-Bration, which is the only way you can get this embossing folder. It comes in a bundle with the Blossoming Basket stamp set – the bundle is free with a $100 order. Check out the Sale-A-Bration items here.

 

Here’s what I made:

birthday card using Big on Birthdays stamp set and Basket Weave Dynamic embossing folder by Stampin' Up! #stampcandybirthday card using Big on Birthdays stamp set and Basket Weave Dynamic embossing folder by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

birthday card using Big on Birthdays stamp set and Basket Weave Dynamic embossing folder by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Bermuda Bay card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Berry Burst CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to ___
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Big On Birthdays stamp set:

  • sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • bow in Berry Burst ink above the sentiment

Dry embossed using the Basket Weave Dynamic embossing folder:

  • Berry Burst CS layer

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Berry Burst CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Whisper White CS layer adhered to the Berry Burst CS layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • applied glitter shapes to the Berry Burst CS layer
  • glued the remaining Whisper White CS to the inside of the card base

 

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:

Sale-A-Bration Countdown - only 6 days left! #stampcandy

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Walking On Sunshine for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

InKing Royalty Blog Hop - Walking on Sunshine - spring & summer cards

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! Today’s hop is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate Spring and Summer. With inspiration from Katrina & the Waves’ song “Walking on Sunshine,” we’ve created projects that share the joy and excitement that accompany warmer weather. We are excited to share our projects with you. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

You know how I like to mix and match products. For my card, I used 2 bundles and 3 Designer Series Papers (DSP) to create a summery scene by the sea. The waves are from the Sweet Soiree DSP. The table is from the Wood Textures DSP. The tumbler is from the Delightful Daisy DSP – I think I saw one just like this recently in a store.

Whether you remember the song or not, be sure to check it out here:

 

Here’s what I made:

You Dazzle Me card made with the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set & Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies (bundle,)by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

You Dazzle Me card made with the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set & Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies (bundle,)by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Marina Mist card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Sweet Soiree DSP cut to 4-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Wood Textures DSP cut to 4-1/4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Whisper White Cs cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set:

  • sentiment in Marina Mist ink onto a scrap of So Saffron CS
  • glasses in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Real Red CS

Stamped with the Coffee Cafe stamp set:

  • cup in Peekaboo Peach ink onto a scrap of Delightful Daisy DSP
  • straw from a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Pocket Framelits:

  • glasses
  • rays of sunshine from a scrap of So Saffron CS

Die cut using the Coffee Cups Framelits:

  • stamped cup
  • just the top part of the cup from a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • rim of the cup from the Whisper White die cut piece

Cut using the Starburst Punch:

  • sentiment

Colored using a Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • lenses of glasses in Basic Black

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Sweet Soiree DSP glued onto the front of the card base
  • white rim of the cup glued onto the DSP cup
  • cup glued onto the Wood Textures DSP
  • glasses glued onto the Wood Textures DSP and the cup
  • cup, glasses, and Wood Textures DSP adhered onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • straw glued onto the card front with the bottom part under the cup
  • sentiment sun glued onto the front of the card base, then trimmed away the excess with Paper Snips
  • sun rays glued onto the front of the card base

 

Here’s the hop:

Use this list if you get lost along the hop. Be sure to check out all the stops, because you don’t want to miss any of the projects made by this amazing group of stampers!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <– YOU ARE HERE
  3. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  4. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  5. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  14. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

 

Here are today’s main colors:

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

 

Here’s what I used:

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Here’s some cool stuff you should check out:

Sale-A-Bration Countdown - only 10 days left! #stampcandy

 

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Hammock In The Trees with a Stamparatus

The In the Trees stamp set is has a lovely tree and lots of things to build scenes with. There are several things to hang between two of the trees, but how do you get the spacing just right? Enter the Stamparatus. This set was made to use with this amazing new tool – not that you have to us it, but it sure makes things a lot easier. See, the Stamparatus has hinges, and the plates (there are 2 reversible ones) come out and can be moved down one hinge space at a time. So with this stamp set, you stamp the tree, then step down 3 hinges and stamp again. Now the hammock, lights, etc. fit perfectly between the trees!

If you didn’t get a Stamparatus during the November and December reservation windows, don’t fret. It will be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that goes live June 1. Can’t wait that long to play with one? Come to one of my Stamparatus Classes, April 13 or May 11.

In the Trees stamp set © Stampin' Up!

In the Trees stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

 

Stamparatus Class with Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! In the Trees stamp set hand stamped hammock card made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! In the Trees stamp set hand stamped hammock card made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! In the Trees stamp set hand stamped hammock card made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Old Olive card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Early Espresso CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 5-3/16″ x 3-15/16″ (the same as the Early Espresso layer, then cut 1/16″ off the width and off the height.
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the In The Trees stamp set:

  • tree in Old Olive and Early Espresso inks – once at the far right of the Whisper White layer, and again 3 hinge steps to the left
  • hammock in Crumb Cake ink between the trees
  • sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto the front of the card base
  • NOTE: If you don’t have your Stamparatus yet, I recommend stamping one tree, then the hammock, then the other tree.

Colored using a Blender Pen:

  • filled in tree trunks with Early Espresso ink
  • filled in hammock with Crumb Cake ink
  • NOTE: I mostly just spread around the ink from the stamped images.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Early Espresso CS layer
  • Early Espresso CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Whisper White CS glued to 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 I used:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!