‘Tis the Season Candy Cane Card for GDP158

I created today’s card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge GDP158. I used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and the Candy Cane Builder Punch along with the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper to make a Christmas card in pink and green – one of my favorite holiday color combos.

 

Here’s the GDP158 sketch challenge:

GDP158 sketch challenge

 

Here’s what I made:

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″ (dot pattern)
  • Granny Apple Green CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 1/2″
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:

  • sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink onto the Whisper White CS strip

Cut using the 3/4″ Circle Punch:

  • both ends of the sentiment strip
  • NOTE: stick each end into the back of the punch down through the circle and punch

Cut using the Candy Cane Builder Punch:

  • 3 candy canes from a scrap of DSP (herringbone striped pattern)

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • candy canes glued onto the Granny Apple Green CS layer
  • twine wrapped around the Granny Apple Green CS layer, and secured on the back using Tear & Tape
  • another piece of twine tied in a bow aroun the first piece of twine, and secured to the Granny Apple Green CS layer using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot
  • Granny Apple Green CS layer glued over the DSP layer
  • sentiment adhered over the twine using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Optional: Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

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Cupcakes & Carousels Easter Treat Basket

I made these little Easter Baskets as favors for each place setting at the March Candy Hearts team meeting. You can read about the gathering here. I used Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper and the blue bows from the coordinating Embellishment Kit. These go together super fast.

 

Here’s what I made:

Cute little baskets you can modify for any occasion - Cupcakes & Carousels, #candyhearts team meeting March 2017, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, then scored at 1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″ on one side, then rotated it 90 and scored again at 1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″
  • DSP to 3/4″ x 4″ strip

Cut with Paper Snips:

  • two score lines on each of two opposite sides
  • Diagram: solid lines = cut, and dotted lines = fold

Easter basket template - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Assembled the basket:

  • folded up the three sections along one of the cut sides
  • angled in the two outer pieces and glued to the center piece
  • repeated on the other side
  • glued handle to inside of basket on each side
  • adhered a bow to the basket with Mini Glue Dots
  • filled with crinkly gift bag filler and Easter candies by Cadbury and Lindt

 

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Hello, CYCI 122

 

CYCI hello card b

 

It’s time for another sketch challenge at canyoucaseit.com:

CYCI 122

Here’s what I made:

CYCI hello card a

The card base is Crushed Curry card stock and the card front is a piece of the brand new Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. This paper is black and white on one side, with Melon Mambo on the other side.

I used the Banners Framelits to cut the Watermelon Wonder card stock banner.

I used the Greetings Thinlits to cut the sentiment and the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to cut the wreath, both from Cucumber Crush card stock.

I used the Pansy Punch to cut two Blushing Bride flowers, and the Petite Petals Punch to cut two Cherry Cobbler flowers. I used my Piecing Mat the the round bottom of an Aqua Painter to curve the flowers, then stacked them up with glue. I used the 1/4″ Circle Punch to cut the flower’s center from Crushed Curry card stock.

Here’s what I used:

Be sure to check out all the great projects at canyoucaseit.com, and play along by uploading your own project!
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Perfectly Wrapped border dots

 

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Just For You CYCI 120

 

CYCI just for you card B

 

It’s Sketch Challenge time over at canyoucaseit.com. Here is this week’s sketch:

 

CYCI 120

With such a simple sketch, I went back and forth between a simple card design and really dressing it up. What to do, what to do? This is what I settled on:

CYCI just for you card a

 

It’s a simple card design, but it’s dressed up by the English Garden Designer Series Paper and the Night of Navy Seam Binding ribbon.

I put a line of Fast Fuse Adhesive across the front of the card, then added the ribbon, gathering it in one section. I used Fast Fuse to adhere the sentiment as well.

Here’s what I used:

 

 

 

 

 

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Hugs & Kisses for CYCI 118

 

CYCI 118 b

 

I love Sundays, because I get to play along with a new CYCI challenge. Here is this week’s sketch challenge…

CYCI 118 due 4-29-16

…and here’s my card.

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The card base is Sweet Sugarplum card stock – one of the 2016-2018 In-Colors.

The squares are cut with the new Layering Squares Framelits Dies from four different colors of card stock: Blackberry Bliss (retiring,) Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, and Elegant Eggplant.

The striped piece is Playful Palettes Washi Tape. It was just translucent enough to see the squares underneath, so I put it on a strip of Whisper White card stock before adhering it to the card.

The button is from the Regals Designer Buttons, and is attached with Glue Dots. The twine is Whisper White Baker’s Twine that I dyed with a couple drops from the Sweet Sugarplum Re-inker and a few drops of water.

The sentiment from the Sweet Stack stamp set is stamped in Elegant Eggplant directly onto the Sweet Sugarplum card base. This stamp set is being carried over to the new catalog!

 

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Thank You Bubbles for CYCI116

 

CYCI 116 - April 14-16

It’s time for another CYCI sketch challenge! As soon as I saw this sketch, the little circles reminded me of bubbles, and I knew I had to do fish. I pulled out my trusty By the Tide stamp set which has a great fish image.

By the Tide stamp set

I stamped two fish in Cucumber Crush and one in Pacific Point onto the Pool Party card front. I made sure the ink was good and dry to help prevent bleeding, then colored in the fish with Stampin’ Write Markers in Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, and Pumpkin Pie.

The bubbles are Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I used all three sizes that come in the pack to create graduated sizes of bubbles. I used my Paper Piercing Tool to apply the rhinestones. It’s easy to use the sharp point to get up under the jewel and transfer it exactly where you want it.

applying rhinestone a

The sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set is stamped in Pacific Point ink. This has to be one of the best stamp sets to have in your arsenal. It has 24 different sentiments for a wide array of occasions.

Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set

The card front is glued onto a piece of Pacific point card stock, and that’s glued onto the Cucumber Crush card base.

CYCI 116 fish bubbles c

Here’s what I used:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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