Sentimental Rose Projects for APPT April 2019 Blog Hop

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

It’s time for the APPT April 2019 Blog Hop! This month’s kit is called Sentimental Rose, and includes all you need to make 9 beautiful cards AND a box to put them in. Be sure to hop around to all the stops. You don’t want to miss any of the great alternative projects you can make with this month’s kit.  

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Here’s what I made:

A flatware/napkin holder and a card for a wedding shower. Since these were the only napkins I had with pink in them, I took the color (Lemon Lime Twist) from them for the projects. The Lemon Lime Twist card base and the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed sequins are the only things you see that didn’t come in the kit. (I put the sequins on the box, but forgot to put them on the card before I took the photo. Oops!)

Sentimental Rose April kit for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop. Alternate projects made by Candy Ford - card and naapkin/flatware holder for a wedding shower. #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock (CS) cut to 5-12″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • acrylic box from the kit cut down from 5-1/4″ long to 4″ long – just cut off one end of the box

Stamped with the Sentimental Rose stamp set:

  • sentiment in Gray Granite ink onto a die cut tag from the kit

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • corrugated piece glued onto the front of the card base
  • printed piece from the kit adhered over the corrugated piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • left half of sentiment glued onto the printed piece, and the right half adhered onto the corrugated piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 3 Lemon Lime Twist sequins applied onto the card front (Oops! I forgot to put these on the card before I took the photos.)

Assembled the flatware holder:

  • burnished the folds in the cut down acrylic box with a Bone Folder
  • folded in the flaps on the bottom end to form the holder
  • long corrugated piece wrapped around the bottom of the holder and adhered the ends together with the attached peel and stick adhesive (This helps the holder stand up.) If you feel the need, you can put a couple of glue dots under the back of the corrugated piece to hold it to the acrylic box.
  • adhered a printed piece onto the corrugated piece and the acrylic holder using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 3 Lemon Lime Twist sequins applied onto the front of the holder
  • napkin and flatware inserted into holder

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Stamparatus Wreath Cards with Stamp or Dye

This Sunday, I had the pleasure of joining a lovely group of ladies for some stamping fun. They call themselves Stamp or Dye. They get together once a month, and I join them as often as I can. This month I provided the projects: wreath cards stamped using the Stamparatus. 

Here’s what they made:

Here’s Emily with her holiday card in Garden Green and Real Red. Instead of stamping each image 8 times, she stamped each one 4 times to create a clean and simple design. She used the Mistletoe Season stamp set.


Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s Jan with her Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla birthday card. She used the Balloon Celebration stamp set.

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s Karen with her Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist birthday card. She used the Jar of Love stamp set.

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s Marian with her Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist thank you card. She used the Peaceful Reflection stamp set.

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s Patti with her Powder Pink and Pool Party birthday card. She used the Banners for You stamp set.

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

And here are Sharon, Linda, and Mary Beth with their cards. Sharon’s is Lovely Lipstick and Call Me Clover card, and she used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. Linda’s is Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay. Mary Beth’s is Melon Mambo and Old Olive (she said Old Olive is her favorite color.) Linda and Mary Beth used different stamps from the A Big Thank You stamp set.

Stamparatus wreath card stamping, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what they did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • main color card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″ for the card base
  • Whisper White or Very Vanilla CS cut to 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″
  • secondary color CS cut to 3″ x 3″
  • secondary color CS cut to 5″ x 1/2″
  • Whisper White or Very Vanilla CS cut to 5″ x 1/2″
  • Whisper White or Very Vanilla CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:

  • sentiment onto the Whisper White or Very Vanilla CS strip

Die cut using the Layering Squares Framelits:

  • Whisper White or Very Vanilla CS to stamp the wreath on

Cut using the Classic Label Punch:

  • sentiment

Stamped the wreath using a stamparatus:

  • See my post here for directions.
  • They all used different stamp sets. See them listed below.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • wreath glued onto the 3″ x 3″ secondary color CS layer
  • 3″ x 3″ secondary color CS layer glued onto the Whisper White or Very Vanilla 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ CS layer
  • Whisper White or Very Vanilla Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon adhered to the front of the card base using Snail or Tear & Tape
  • Whisper White or Very Vanilla 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ CS layer glued onto the front of the card base, over the ribbon
  • sentiment strip glued onto the secondary color CS strip, then the ends trimmed using Paper Snips
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White or Very Vanilla CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here’s what they used:

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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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Banners For You Graduation Cap Water Bottle

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I always have bottled water at my events, and when I have time, I like to decorate the bottles. You can do this for any event. Today’s project is a bottle I decorated for a graduation party. The colors I used are Fresh Fig and Crushed Curry (garnet & gold) but of course you can use any colors you want. The Banners for You stamp set is perfect for this occasion, and for many others. And the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies cut out the stamp set’s banners like a charm. 

 

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Banners For You stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies © Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies © Stampin’ Up!

 

Here’s what I made:

How do you like the mortar board, complete with tassel? 

Stampin' Up! Banners For You Graduation Cap water bottle by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Banners For You Graduation Cap water bottle by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Banners For You Graduation Cap water bottle by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Crushed Curry card stock (CS) cut to 9″ x 3-1/2″
  • Fresh Fig CS cut to 9″ x 3″
  • Fresh Fig CS cut to 3″ x 3″
  • Fresh Fig CS cut to 1-1/4″ x 5″, then scored 1/4″ from one of the long sides

Stamped with the Banners for you stamp set:

  • banner in Crushed Curry ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • sentiments in Fresh Fig ink on the banner

Die cut using the Bunch of Banners Framelits:

  • banner

Assembled the project:

  • burnished the fold in the Fresh Fig CS strip with a Bone Folder
  • snipped all along the length, across the 1/4″ strip, up to the score line, using Paper Snips
  • wrapped the strip around the top of the bottle to gauge the size (not too tight) then glued the ends together – do not adhere to the bottle or its cap.
  • folded all the snipped bits in and glued them onto the center of the 3″ square piece of Fresh Fig CS
  • tied a piece of gold ribbon onto a gold tassel, then adhered it to the top of the cap using Tear & Tape
  • adhered a 1/4″ punched circle of Fresh Fig CS over the center of the top of the cap, over the end of the ribbon, using a Mini Glue Dot
  • adhered the large piece of Crushed Curry CS around the bottle using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the large piece of Fresh Fig CS on top of the Crushed Curry CS using Tear & Tape
  • glued the banner onto the Fresh Fig CS 
  • NOTE: I used rubber bands to hold the banner on until the glue dried completely
  • NOTE: Adhere the two large pieces of CS to the bottle separately. If you adhere them together, then wrap them around the bottle, they will pull apart.

 

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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

 

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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:

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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