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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OnStage Sneak Peek – Rooted in Nature

Today I’m sharing another Make & Take card from Stampin’ Up!’s recent OnStage event. You can see the first one here. We used the new Rooted in Nature bundle, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Natures Twine, and Leaves Trinkets. This is a really lovely suite of products. I know you’ll want it when you see it!

Rooted in Nature stamp set © Stampin' Up!Natures Poem DSP © Stampin' Up!Leaves Trinkets © Stampin' Up!Nature's Twine © Stampin' Up!

Here’s what we made:

Happy Birthday card, Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog sneak peek - Detailed with Love stamp set, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Detailed Trio Punch, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Artisan Pearls. #stampcandy Happy Birthday card, Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog sneak peek - Detailed with Love stamp set, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Detailed Trio Punch, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Artisan Pearls. #stampcandy

Here’s what we did:

Cut and scored with a Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Soft Suede card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5″ – leaves
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 3-1/5″
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper (DSP) cut to 3-1/2″ x 3/4″ – stripes
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3″ x 1-1/8″

Stamped with the Rooted in Nature stamp set:

  • sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink onto the Whisper White CS piece
  • log cross section in Soft Suede ink onto the Very Vanilla CS
  • large leaf in Mint Macaron ink onto a scrap of Mint Macaron CS
  • small leaf in Grapefruit Grove ink onto a scrap of Grapefruit Grove CS

Die cut using the Nature’s Roots Framelits:

  • the two leaves

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • cut both leaves in half crosswise
  • notched one end of the small piece of DSP

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • large DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • leaves glued to the Very Vanilla CS layer, separating the halves so both ends will show behind the small pieces of paper
  • 2 Leaves Trinkets adhered to the Very Vanilla CS layer using Glue Dots
  • sentiment glued onto the small DSP, then both adhered to the Very Vanilla CS layer using stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Grapefruit Grove twine wrapped around the Very Vanilla CS layer, then tied in a bow
  • Very Vanilla CS layer glued onto the large DSP layer
  • I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla CS to the inside of the card base.

 

Here are today’s colors:

color scheme - Nature's Poem DSP, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I used:

These products will be available when the new catalog goes live June 1, 2018:
  • Rooted in Nature stamp set (available in a bundle with the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies)
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper
  • Nature’s Twine
  • Leaves Trinkets
  • Mint Macaron ink pad and card stock
  • Grapefruit Grove ink pad and card stock

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Pick a Pattern Mushrooms

I’m so happy I’ve been able to share so many projects made by other people lately. That’s part of the fun of participating in swaps. Today’s card was made my my Candy Hearts team member, Judy Newsome. She used items from the Pick a Pattern Suite to created this adorable card that could be used for birthday or, well really any occasion.

 

Here’s what she made:

Stampin Up! Handmade Card Pick a Pattern Enjoy Today Mushrooms by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin Up! Handmade Card Pick a Pattern Enjoy Today Mushrooms by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy 

 

Here’s what she did:

Cut and scored with her Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Crushed Curry CS cut to 3″ x 4″
  • Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (mushrooms pattern)
  • DSP cut to 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (yellow with circles)
  • Basic Black CS cut to 2-3/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-5/8″ x 2-1/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Cut using the Ticket Tear Border Punch:

  • all four sides of the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS for the inside

Stamped with the Pieces & Patterns stamp set:

  • raindrops, sentiment, mushrooms, and circles onto the 2-5/8″ x 2-1/8″ Whisper White CS layer
  • mushroom onto the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS for the inside

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • small stamped piece of Whisper White CS glued onto the small piece of Basic Black CS
  • small piece of Basic Black CS glued onto the smaller piece of DSP
  • Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine wrapped twice around the end of the smaller piece of DSP and tied in a bow
  • larger DSP layer glued onto the Crushed Curry CS layer
  • Crushed Curry CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • smaller piece of DSP adhered to the front of the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals, overlapping the larger DSP layer
  • large Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the 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 she used:

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OSAT – Don’t Go Breaking My Painted Heart

One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop header

It’s time for the OSAT Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Don’t go breaking my heart in honor of Valentine’s Day. Remember the song by Elton John and Kiki Dee? If not, you can watch the video here. My project has plenty of hearts – a large one from the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper, and small ones from the Sure Do Love You stamp set – and fortunately none of them are broken.

I’m on a ship right now (I’m actually at a live performance by Casey McPherson as I type this, so if there are any typos, that’s why!) My sister, and Candy Hearts team member, Judy Newsome, is house sitting. When I realized I’d forgotten to make the projects for today before I left, I contacted her and begged for help. Of course, she obliged because that’s the kind of gal she is. Between the two of us, we designed the card and treat box, and she actually made and photographed them. So while it was a team effort, she did the lion’s share of the work. Thanks, Judy!

Be sure to hop around to all the blogs listed below. You don’t want to miss any of the great projects by this group!

 

Here’s what we made:

Sure Do Love You, Painted Love card for OSAT blog hop, Feb 2018 #stampcandy

Sure Do Love You, Painted Love box for OSAT blog hop, Feb 2018 #stampcandy

 

Here’s what she did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Rich Razzleberry card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Melon Mambo CS cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Powder Pink CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Painted With Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3-7/” x 5-2/8″ (small hearts design)
  • Melon Mambo CS cut to 3-1/2″ x 3/4″
  • Powder Pink CS cut to 3-1/2″ x 5/8″
  • Painted With Love DSP cut to 1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (one row of small hearts) then scored at 2″, 4″, 6″, and 8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Sure Do Love You stamp set:

  • small conversation hearts in Powder Pink,Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry inks onto scraps of of Whisper White CS (4 of each)

Stamped with the Cozy Cottage stamp set:

  • card sentiment in Melon Mambo ink onto the Powder Spink CS strip

Die cut using the Lots of Love Box Framelits:

  • small converstaion hearts
  • large heart from a scrap of the DSP (striped design)

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • notched one end of the Melon Mambo and Powder Pink CS strips
  • NOTE: you could use the Banner Triple Punch instead

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Melon Mambo CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Powder Pink CS layer glued onto the Melon Mambo CS layer
  • DSP layer glued onto the Powder Pink CS layer
  • sentiment glued onto the Melon Mambo CS strip
  • Melon Mambo CS strip glued onto the DSP layer
  • large DSP heart adhered to the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the card base

Assembled the treat box:

  • popped the premade box together (just fold in the bottom flaps!)
  • glued the conversation hearts to a piece of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine to make the garland
  • adhered garland around the top of the box with Mini Glue Dots
  • adhered strip of DSP around the bottom of the box with Fast Fuse
  • filled the box with Dove Milk & Dark Chocolate Hearts

Here’s the hop:

Be sure to hop to all the blogs to see the terrific projects made by this amazing team of stampers. Use the list below if you get lost.

 

Here are today’s main colors:

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Here’s what we used:

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Wonderful Birthday Soiree

Once again, my Rising Star friends decided to do a card swap for the new catalog. We each made 2 cards from 4 stamp sets, so 8 different cards total. Today I’m sharing one of the cards I made for the swap. I used the Cake Soiree stamp set (which comes in a bundle with the Sweet Cake Thinlits Dies to save you 10%!) and the coordinating Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper has a design with metallic silver on one side and a beautiful non-metallic designs on the other – all the designs are just lovely. I used one of the designs with silver on today’s card.

Cake Soiree Bundle (Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Cake Framelits Dies) © Stampin' Up!

The Sweet Soiree paper has 12 different gorgeous patterns, 6 of them with silver!

Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper DSP © Stampin' Up!

 

Here’s what I made:

This lovely card was made with the Cake Soiree Bundle ( Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Cake Framelits Dies ) and Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

This lovely card was made with the Cake Soiree Bundle ( Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Cake Framelits Dies ) and Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy This lovely card was made with the Cake Soiree Bundle ( Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Cake Framelits Dies ) and Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Calypso Coral card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Silver Foil Sheet cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Calypso Coral CS cut to 2-1/2″ x 1-1/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-3/8″ x 1″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside

Stamped with the Cake Soiree stamp set:

  • sentiment in Old Olive and Berry Burst inks onto the smaller piece of Whisper White CS
  • NOTE: I held the stamp and the ink pad at eye level so I could see where they met. I inked the lower part of the sentiment with the Berry Burst ink pad, then turned the stamp around and inked the upper part of the sentiment with the Old Olive ink pad.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Silver Foil layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP layer glued onto the Silver Foil layer
  • sentiment glued onto the Calypso Coral CS piece
  • Calypso Coral CS piece adhered to DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Silver Baker’s Twine tied into a bow and adhered to the sentiment with a Mini Glue Dot
  • larger piece of Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the 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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

 

 
Here’s some stuff you should know:
  • This is a fabulous time to join my team! Sale-A-Bration is the biggest event of the Stampin’ Up! year and you can save big on the ultimate bundle, the Starter Kit. CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
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  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Host Code for the month of January (XNNMNZSZ) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • My Thank You Gift to You in January: Silver Embossing Paste – Find out more HERE.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
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