Five For All Pizza Box for an Over the Hill Birthday Party

It’s a party! My presentation at the Spring Stamp-Along last week was all about party favors, food, and decor for five different types of party. One type was a birthday party for an adult. I haven’t seen the Over the Hill birthday theme used in a long time, so I decided to go with that. I used black and silver for all the projects. The Five For All stamp set has funny birthday sentiments perfect for this theme.

Today I’m sharing a box that could hold a small gift or a party favor. Don’t you just love the Mini Pizza Boxes? And they’re carrying over to the new catalog! Unfortunately, the Five For All stamp set is not. It’s one of the products that will be retiring, so it will be available through May 31, or while supplies last. See all the retiring products HERE.

 

Here’s what I made:

Five For All stamp set and a Mini Pizza Box by Stampin' Up! create a fun gift or party favor box for an Over the Hill type birthday party. #stampcandy

Five For All stamp set and a Mini Pizza Box by Stampin' Up! create a fun gift or party favor box for an Over the Hill type birthday party. #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Silver Foil Sheet cut to 3″ x 3″
  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Stamped with the Five For All stamp set:

  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto the Basic Black CS square, then heat embossed in silver

Painted using Archival Basic Black ink refill:

  • the outside of the box – let it dry completely before adhering anything to it
  • NOTE: I used an old paintbrush. The ink did stain it, but did not hurt it at all.
  • NOTE: I used an alcohol pad to remove any ink from the inside of the box.

Assembled the project:

  • folded the box together
  • adhered the sentiment onto the Silver Foil Sheet piece using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the Silver Foil Sheet to the top of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals, being sure to leave a “tunnel” for the ribbon
  • ran ribbon under the Silver Foil Sheet, wrapped it around the box, and tied it on the side
  • applied Metallic Enamel Shapes (silver dots) to the top of the box around the Silver Foil Sheet, to resemble a marquis

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Pink & Blue Baby Shower Party Favor Cigars

Today’s project is made with several retiring products: World’s Best Trophy stamp set, Archival Basic Black ink pad, and card stock in Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Soft Sky. Chocolate Chip is the perfect reddish brown color for a cigar. I wrapped it around large rolls of Sweetarts candies. The cigar bands are strips of card stock with 1″ punched circles. I didn’t have a stamp set that included “boy,” although there are a few that have the word “girl.” So I used the “son” and “daughter” from the World’s Best Trophy stamp set. These make great party favors for a baby shower. You can change the band color and sentiment for any occasion.

You can see everything that is retiring HERE. Everything is available through May 31, or while supplies last.

 

Here’s what I made:

World's Best Trophy stamp set, baby shower cigars party favors #stampcandy World's Best Trophy stamp set, baby shower cigars party favors #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Chocolate Chip card stock (CS) cut to 3″ x 7-1/4″ (one for each cigar)
  • Pink Pirouette CS cut to 3″ x 3/4″
  • Soft Sky CS cut to 3″ x 3/4″

Stamped with the World’s Best Trophy stamp set:

  • son in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Soft Sky CS
  • daughter in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Pink Pirouette CS

Cut using the 1″ Circle Punch:

  • both sentiments

Assembled the cigars:

  • burnished the Chocolate Chip CS pieces, and both of the CS strips, with a Bone Folder to soften and curl them
  • wrapped the Chocolate Chip CS pieces around rolls of SweetTarts candy and secured using Tear & Tape
  • wrapped the CS strips around the cigars and secured using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the punched sentiments onto the cigar bands using Tear & Tape

 

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:

 

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Teeny Tiny Wishes Happy Birthday Bottle of M&Ms Party Favor

Today I’m sharing another project I made for my presentation at last weekend’s Spring Stamp-Along hosted by Brian King of stampwithbrian.com. It’s an oh so quick and easy project (you know how I like those!) that I made for a kid’s birthday party theme. I used a little plastic champagne bottle filled with Mini M&Ms. The bottom comes off the tiny bottle so it’s easy to fill. I know it looks as big as my gumball machine prop in the pictures, but it’s only about 3″ tall. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I’ve been saying for years that everyone should own this stamp set. It has a sentiment for all the major occasions in life. If you don’t already have it, I strongly encourage you to get it before it disappears!

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Bottle of M & Ms by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Bottle of M & Ms by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Bottle of M & Ms by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Stamped with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set:

  • sentiment in Pacific Point ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock (CS)

Cut using the Classic Label Punch:

  • sentiment

Assembled the project:

  • adhered the sentiment to the bottle using Tear & Tape
  • tied a piece of ribbon around the bottle neck and into a bow

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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The little champagne bottles came from orientaltrading.com. The Mini M&Ms came from the grocery store.

 

Here’s some stuff you should know:

 

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Whole Lot of Lovely Baby Shower Chocolate Bars

I am back from a fun, amazing, full, exhausting weekend full of stamping events: two official Stampin’ Up! events and two events hosted by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. I gave a presentation at the first event, Brian’s Spring Stamp-Along on April 6 hosted by Brian King. Today I’m sharing one of the projects from my presentation; chocolate bars decorated with A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper for a baby shower. It’s a very quick and easy project. I mean very quick and easy. For the basic design, you need a chocolate bar, a couple pieces of paper, and a baby sock. Then you can froufrou it up however you want.

 

Here’s what I made:

Baby Shower party favors gifts made with the Little One stamp set and A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper DSP by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Baby Shower party favors gifts made with the Little One stamp set and A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper DSP by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • A Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 6″ x 6″ (2 pieces)
  • Pink Pirouette card stock (CS) cut to 5″ x 6-1/4″ (the chocolate bar is 6-1/4″ long and just over 4″ around)
  • Soft Suede CS cut to 5″ x 6-1/4″
  • Pool Party CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Powder Pink CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″

Stamped with the Little One stamp set:

  • sentiment in Basic Black ink onto each 1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ CS piece

Stamped with the Better Together stamp set:

  • diaper pin in Basic Black ink onto the front of the DSP “blankets”

Drew using Journaling Markers:

  • faces on the front of the CS wrapped chocolate bar “babies”

Assembled the project:

  • wrapped each chocolate bar with a 5″ x 6-1/4″ piece of CS and adhered together on the back with Tear & Tape
  • DSP wrapped around chocolate bar like a blanket, and adhered with Tear & Tape
  • sentiment adhered to the back using Tear & Tape
  • baby sock put on top like a hat
  • ribbon tied around the top of the hat and tied in a bow

 

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:

 

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Merry & Bright Chocolate Christmas Tree Gifts

But first:

Today is the U.S. deadline to order from Stampin’ Up! and receive your order by Christmas. Anything ordered after today isn’t likely to arrive in time. But you know what? It isn’t too late to get a Gift Certificate! Give them to your favorite stampers, or better yet, ask Santa for one yourself.

I offer them in any U.S. dollar amount, but I recommend $50 increments. Why? Because Sale-A-Bration begins January 3, and you can earn free exclusive Sale-A-Bration products with orders of $50 or $100. Contact me (or ask Santa) to order your Gift Certificates now!

Email: [email protected] OR call/text 404-661-5222.

 

And now:

Today’s project is one that I absolutely love to make this time of year. It’s a Christmas tree made of Hershey’s Kisses. Did you know about all the different flavors they come in now? Holy cow. I got some regular milk chocolate ones in green, red, and silver wrappers, and some white chocolate peppermint ones with cute silver wrappers with candy canes. My store didn’t have Hershey’s Nuggets in Christmas wrappers yet, so I used the usual four flavor assortment.

What’s so amazing to me is how these trees stay together with much less adhesive than you would expect to use. All the pieces inside the tree shape are held in place by the snug fit of the outer piece. And while they look complicated, they really are easy to make. Remember to use your Bone Folder to make all the creases crisp!

I’ve been making these trees for a couple years now, and I just found out this project originated with the amazing Brenda Quintano of Qbee’s Quest. CLICK HERE to see her original post. Thank you, Brenda!

 

Here’s what I made:

I made several trees with different color combinations of Kisses and Nuggets.

Stampin' Up! Season to Sparkle Hershey kiss and nugget tree gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Season to Sparkle Hershey kiss and nugget tree gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Season to Sparkle Hershey kiss and nugget tree gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

This is what the back looks like:Stampin' Up! Season to Sparkle Hershey kiss and nugget tree gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

I did a blog post on these little trees about this time last year. CLICK HERE to see that post with full instructions and photos. Today’s trees are made of Garden Green and Soft Suede CS. I wrapped each tree in either Gold or Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon. Here’s how I made the packaging:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Real Red card stock (CS) cut to 3″ x 2″, then scored in half at 1″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-3/4″ x3/4″

Stamped with the Season to Sparkle stamp set:

  • sentiment in Garden Green ink onto the Whisper White CS piece
  • starburst shapes in Real Red ink on either side of the sentiment

Assembled the gift:

  • inserted tree into a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag
  • Real Red CS piece folded in half over the top of the bag, then stapled it in place
  • sentiment glued onto the front of the Real Red CS to cover the staples on the front

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Here are some key points to remember:

  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Swatch Books and Product Shares from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – you can order yours now HERE.
  • Year End Sales Event – December 1, 2017 to January 2, 2018 – CLICK HERE for details. Order soon so you don’t miss your favorite retiring items!
  • This is a great time to join my team! With the demonstrator discount of at least 20%, you can get Christmas gifts for all the stampers on your list! CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
  • Sale-a-bration Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are now available! Click HERE for more info.
  • Hostess Code for the month of December (HS67FXTS) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • December’s FREE gift: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – Find out more HERE.
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

You’re Invited to the Graveyard Gate

My husband and I host a Halloween party every year, and it’s coming up very soon – this Saturday as a matter of fact! So today I’m sharing an idea for an invitation for your Halloween event. I used the Graveyard Gate stamp set, which is available in a bundle with the exquisite Detailed Gate Thinlits Dies, to create a spooky yet inviting scene. It’s very simple

 

Graveyard Gate stamp set © Stampin' Up!

Graveyard Gate stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

Here’s what I made:

You're Invited halloween party invitation using Stampin' Up! Graveyard Gate bundle by Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Basic Gray card stock (CS) cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Pumpkin Pie CS cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Very Vanilla CS to cut 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stamped with the Graveyard Gate stamp set:

  • gate, arch, raven, and bats in Basic Black ink onto the Very Vanilla CS layer
  • columns in Basic Gray ink onto the Very Vanilla CS layer
  • NOTE: the Stamp-a-ma-jig makes it easy to line up all the images. I used it for everything but the bats.

Die Cut using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits:

  • jack-o-lantern from a piece of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper

 Assembled the card:

  • jack-o-lantern glued onto the Very Vanilla CS layer
  • Very Vanilla CS layer glued onto Basic Black CS layer
  • Basic Black CS layer glued onto the front of the Basic Gray card base
  • Pumpkin Pie CS glued to the inside of 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 are some key points to remember:

  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • Hostess Code for the month of October (HGB2HGXK)
    Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use that HERE.
  • October’s FREE gift
    Mini Pizza Boxes
    Find out more HERE.
  • Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set –  added to your Host Rewards only through October 31!  You can’t buy it, but you can get if for free with a qualifying order! You can host a party, or place your own order, or join under me and get a 20% discount on your demonstrator order. Find out more HERE
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50
    Find out more HERE.
 
 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!