Sweetest Happy Birthday with Circle Punches

Today’s project is a fun birthday card made with the Sweetest Thing stamp set and How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper from the new How Sweet It Is suite (pages 14-15 in the 2019 Occasions catalog.) I used assorted Circle punches to cut card stock balloons, and Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon to anchor them. I think the little Whisper White twine bow is the perfect finish. 

Here’s what I made:

Happy Birthday card made with the Sweetest Thing stamp set, Circle Punches, How Sweet It Is paper, Gorgeous Grape ribbon, Whisper White twine by Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford of Stampin' Up!

 

Happy Birthday card made with the Sweetest Thing stamp set, Circle Punches, How Sweet It Is paper, Gorgeous Grape ribbon, Whisper White twine by Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford of Stampin' Up!

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Gorgeous Grape card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Sweetest Thing stamp set:

  • sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using Circle Punch sizes 1/2″ up to 1-3/4″:

  • sentiment
  • assorted sizes from scraps of Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, and Gorgeous Grape CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • beginning with the sentiment, punched circles glued together, building out from the center
  • 5 pieces of ribbon adhered onto the DSP layer using Tear & Tape, crossing in the middle
  • twine tied around ribbon and tied in a bow
  • circle cluster adhered over the tops of the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Happy Birthday card made with the Sweetest Thing stamp set, Circle Punches, How Sweet It Is paper, Gorgeous Grape ribbon, Whisper White twine by Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford of Stampin' Up!

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Let Heaven and Nature Sing with the Christmas Traditions Punch Box

Let Heaven & Nature Sing is just one of the six sentiments in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box set. Today I’ve combined it with a doily colored with shimmer paint, baker’s twine, Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper, and a Gold Foil Edged Card & Envelope.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin Up Christmas Traditions Punch Box foil edge cards and evelopes by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin Up Christmas Traditions Punch Box foil edge cards and evelopes by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy  Stampin Up Christmas Traditions Punch Box foil edge cards and evelopes by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Santa’s Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ 
  • envelope flap traced onto a piece of the DSP with a pencil, then cut along the lines
  • make the DSP about 1/2″ skinnier than the envelope, so it will fit inside

Stamped with the Christmas Traditions stamp set:

  • sentiment in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick card stock (CS)
  • NOTE: I used the thick CS because it is sturdier than the regular Whisper White CS, and fares better when held up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Punched using the Christmas Traditions Punch:

  • sentiment

Colored using Shimmer Paint:

  • the back of a Colored Doily in Vegas Gold with a wedge of a Stampin’ Sponge

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Tear & Tape adhesive applied horizontally across the DSP layer and wrapped around to the back
  • enough pieces (4 or 5) of Garden Green & White Baker’s Twine adhered onto the Tear & Tape to cover the adhesive, wrapping the ends around to the back of the DSP layer
  • punched sentiment glued onto the front of the painted doily
  • painted doily/sentiment adhered over the twine using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • DSP layer adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the envelope:

  • inserted the DSP into the envelope and glued it to the inside, making sure to push the DSP down past the envelope adhesive, so you can still wet the adhesive to seal the envelope

 

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‘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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Frights & Delights for the APPT Blog Hop

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for September! This month’s kit is called Frights & Delight and it’s adorable! Using the directions in the kit, you can make 24 sweet little treat bags. We are featuring some alternative projects you can make using the pieces in the kit.

Here’s what I made:

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Gorgeous Grape card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card
  • Gorgeous Grape CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 1-2/4″

Stamped with the Frights & Delights stamp set:

  • tiny spiders in Memento black ink onto the 3-3/4″ x 1-2/4″ Gorgeous Grape CS
  • sentiment and spiders in Memento black ink onto one of the tags

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • bottom off one of the bags

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • 5″ x 3-3/4″ Whisper White CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • three tags glued onto the Whisper White CS layer, including the stamped one 
  • 3 black bats glued onto the tags
  • 2 Gorgeous Grape word stickers applied onto the tags
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the score lines in the box, and assembled it
  • 3-3/4″ x 1-2/4″ stamped Gorgeous Grape CS glued onto the front of the box
  • silver word sticker applied onto the Gorgeous Grape CS
  • put treats inside the box
  • treat bag with bottom cut away gathered (with top and bottom at the sides) gathered and tied in the middle using the twine from the kit, and tied onto the top of the box

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Little Twinkle Congratulations Card

I made today’s card with the Twinkle Twinkle suite of products. I used the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Little Twinkle stamp set, Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins, and Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine. I also used the Banner Triple Punch and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. It’s meant to be congratulations card for new parents, but could also be for anyone with something new and exciting happening in their life, like a new house, now job, new marriage, even new brighter lighting!

 

Here’s what I made:

Twinkle Twinkle by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Twinkle Twinkle by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Pool Party card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ , then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (constellations)
  • DSP cut to 2″ x 5″ (stars)
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the cards – the Pool Party card base is light enough to write on without it

Stamped with the Little Twinkle stamp set:

  • sentiment in Pool Party ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • sentiment
  • scallop oval from a scrap of Pool Party CS

Cut using the Banner Triple Punch:

  • one end of the 2″ strip of DSP

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • larger DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • twine wrapped a few times around the DSP banner and tied in a bow
  • sentiment oval glued onto the Pool Party CS oval
  • Pool Party oval glued onto the DSP banner
  • DSP banner adhered to the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequin applied to the sentiment
  • Optional: Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

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