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.”

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Banners For You Graduation Cap Water Bottle

Happy Memorial Day from #StampCandy

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. 

 

Banners For You stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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.

 

Here are today’s colors:

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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

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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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:

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Here’s what I used:

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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:

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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BOGO Yard Sale & Open House

Open House & BOGO Sale #stampcandy

If you’ll be in the Atlanta area Saturday, June 2, 2018, you must stop by for my BOGO Yard Sale and Open House. The door opens at noon. You can drop in anytime between noon and 4pm. Of course, the closer to noon you arrive, the better your chances of getting all the BOGO sale goodies you want!

It’s free to attend, but please RSVP here so I’ll have enough of everything prepared.

VERY IMPORTANT: Park along the street (Woodcliff) behind our building. DO NOT part next to any of the units in the complex, or you will be towed and I will be fined. Thanks!

BOGO Yard Sale:

Why am I calling it a BOGO Yard Sale? Because you pay yard sale prices, plus you still get the Buy One Get One deal!

Usually at a BOGO Sale of this type, the BOGO Sale items are marked full retail price, then whatever you spend gets applied to an order from the catalog. This time I’m doing it a little differently.

I’m reclaiming my room upstairs, so I must make space. I have a LOT of great craft supplies that must go. So I’ve marked them down drastically – most items are at least 50% off, many even more than that. So you’ll save a ton of money on the yard sale items PLUS whatever you spend still gets applied to an order from the brand new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! 

 

  • shop my craft yard sale
  • whatever you spend gets applied to an order of new items from the new catalog
  • you only pay shipping and tax on the new items
  • lots of retired Stampin’ Up! products, even the ones I’ve been holding onto because I love them so much!
  • other brands are included in the BOGO Yard Sale including Martha Stewart, Tim Holtz, Anna Griffin, Sizzix, Cuttlebug, Darice, McGill, Creative Memories, and many more!
  • have your new catalog order ready to save time ordering
  • If you’ve ordered from me in the past year, I will send you a catalog in May. If not, you can get your catalog at the event. I’ll have the pdf version of the full catalog posted HERE on June 1.

A sea of stamps, still to be marked down to 50% or more offBOGO Yard Sale prep #stampcandy

Open House:

  • free Make & Take using new products
  • see the new products, and lots of project ideas for inspiration
  • get your free new catalog
  • order from the brand new catalog
  • sign up for live classes
  • preorder online classes
  • join my monthly stamp club and receive a free gift
  • schedule a private class and receive a gift
  • bring me a new customer and receive a gift
  • subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and receive a gift
  • get the starter kit – the ULTIMATE DEAL – and receive my welcome kit
  • earn Gumball Rewards for a free stamp set of your choice!
  • light refreshments

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