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:

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’s some stuff you should know:

 

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

APPT Blog Hop April 2018 – You Are My Anchor

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

 

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for the April kit, You Are My Anchor. This is such a fun kit! The colors are great; the images are great; really everything about it is awesome. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it. I hope you enjoy the alternative projects I’ve made with it. After reading my post, be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the hop. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made.

Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin kit for April 2018 - You Are My Anchor

Here’s what I made:

Three different items: a bag, a pop up card, and a treat box.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

I used one of the matchbox covers from the kit to create this pop-up card.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandyPaper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandyPaper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

I made this box from some of the note cards in the kit.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

Aren’t candies with sea salt appropriate for the theme?Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

When I saw the gold and white note cards in the kit, I knew I had to pair it with one of Stampin’ Up!’s Striped Treat Bags.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Island Indigo card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″, for the card base
  • 2 Island Indigo striped note cards scored 1/2″ from each end, and 1/4″ from the bottom edge
  • 1 Island Indigo striped note card cut to 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • 1 Island Indigo anchor note card cut to 3″ x 3″, then scored 1/4″ from all four edges
  • a Calypso Coral note card cut to 3″ x 5-1/4″
  • 1 wave note card cut in half
  • 1 note card cut in half (doesn’t matter which design because I used the solid white side)

Stamped with the You Are My Anchor stamp set:

  • anchor, starfish, and “For You” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut round tags
  • “You’re a lifesaver” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • birds in Island Indigo ink onto the inside top of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • birds and boats in Island Indigo ink onto one of the wave not card halves
  • “Thanks” in Island Indigo ink onto the other wave note card halves
  • “Adventure awaits” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • anchor, wheel, boat, and starfish in Island Indigo ink onto the white stripes of the treat bag – I lined up the four stamps on one acrylic block and stamped them as one long stamp

Colored using an Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • 8″ piece of Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – color on both sides

Assembled the card, front:

  • fold in the Island Indigo CS card base burnished with a Bone Folder
  • a large round die cut glued onto the side of the 3″ x 5-1/4″ Calypso Coral note card piece
  • rope twine run through an Island Indigo anchor die cut, then wrapped around the front of the Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut, securing ends on the back using Glue Dots
  • NOTE: I covered the score line in the note card piece with the rope twine
  • Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut glued to the front of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • rope twine adhered to the back of a lifesaver die cut using Glue Dots, then the lifesaver adhered to the large round die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • “You’re a lifesaver” sentiment glued onto the front of the lifesaver die cut

Assembled the card, inside:

  • wave note card half with boats glued onto the back side of a matchbox cover
  • wave note card half with “Thanks” glued onto the top of the matchbox cover
  • 3″ x 3″ note card piece  glued to the inside of the Island Indigo CS card base, 1/8″ from the bottom edge, with the solid white side showing
  • bottom of matchbox cover and back of wave note card half glued onto the inside of the card base, as shown in photos
  • lighthouse die cut glued to the inside top of the card base

Assembled the box:

  • the two Island Indigo striped note cards glued together at the ends – at both intersections, one flap will be on the outside of the adjacent side, and the other flap will be on the inside of its adjacent side
  • using Paper Snips, cut along the score lines up the four corners only up to the horizontal score line
  • folded all four flaps toward the inside and glued them to the inside of the 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece, which will form the bottom of the box
  • cut along one score line at each corner of the 3″ x 3″ Island Indigo anchor note card piece
  • glued the resulting flaps to the inside of the adjacent sides
  • filled the box with goodies and put on the lid
  • 2 small die cut banners glued to the back of the small round die cut tag as shown
  • tied a piece of the rope twine around the box, through the tag, and tied in a box

Assembled the treat bag:

  • “Adventure awaits” banner and an Island Indigo die cut anchor glued to the front of a gold and white note card
  • top of treat bag folded over
  • note card, Island Indigo colored ribbon, and some rope twine clipped to the top of the treat bag using a Gold Library Clip

 Note: I used glue on these projects, but you can certainly use the Glue Dots that come with the kit. I just really like the glue.

Here’s the hop:

Use this list in case you get lost, or click on the Next button to go to Sara Levin of 

 

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

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 other than what came in the kit:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Cardstock Lego Boxes of Raisins

These cute little party favors for a child’s birthday party are really easy to make. It’s a simple box with some punched circles glued onto the front to resemble Lego blocks. The colors are from the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, and Pool Party. I made them to coordinate with some other things I made for a presentation of projects for a child’s birthday party. 

 

Here’s what I made:

Child's birthday party favors, raisins in Lego boxes, made with Stampin' Up! card stock and 3/4" Circle Punch. #stampcandyChild's birthday party favors, raisins in Lego boxes, made with Stampin' Up! card stock and 3/4" Circle Punch. #stampcandy Child's birthday party favors, raisins in Lego boxes, made with Stampin' Up! card stock and 3/4" Circle Punch. #stampcandy Child's birthday party favors, raisins in Lego boxes, made with Stampin' Up! card stock and 3/4" Circle Punch. #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • card stock (CS) cut to 6-3/8″ x 4-3/4″, then scored according to the diagram below
  • along the 6-3/8″ side, scored at 5/8″, 2-7/8″ 3-1/2″, 5-3/4″, and 6-3/8″
  • along the 4-3/4″ side, scored at 1/2″, 1-1/8″, and 4-1/8″ 

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • the cardstock according to the diagram below (after burnishing all the score lines with a Bone Folder)
  • cut away the green areas
  • cut solid lines

Stamped with the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set:

  • Happy Birthday onto the back of the boxes in the same color ink

Cut using the 3/4″ Circle Punch:

  • 18 circles from the same color CS for each box

Assembled the boxes:

  • burnished the folds in the card stock with a Bone Folder, before cutting with Paper Snips
  • 3 punched circles glued together – make 6 of these
  • box glued together up one side (flap at far right glued to the inside of the flap at far left)
  • bottom flaps of box glued together
  • 6 circle stacks glued onto the front of the box
  • inserted raisins and closed box

 

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’s some stuff you should know:

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

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:

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’s some stuff you should know:

 

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Embellishment Storage & Organization

Today I’m sharing a craft organization/storage trick I came across a while back. I wish I remembered where I first heard about it. I’ve seen it in multiple places, so I don’t know whose idea it was originally. Anyway, I think it’s awesome, so I wanted to share it with you. It’s a way to organize the tiny embellishments that come on sheets. They usually come in blister packs (I think that’s what they’re called) that can’t be reclosed once opened. 

Here’s how to store your embellishments:

Get the Extra gum packs that come in a plastic box.

craft room embellishment organization, gum boxes, #stampcandy

Once the gum is all gone, pull out the label. You’ll have a nice, clear box with a lid that snaps closed.

craft room embellishment organization, gum boxes, #stampcandy

 

Put your embellishments inside…

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…and label the top.

craft room embellishment organization, gum boxes, #stampcandy

craft room embellishment organization, gum boxes, #stampcandy

The Enamel Shapes fit beautifully inside the boxes. 


craft room embellishment organization, gum boxes, #stampcandy

Some things, like Pearl Basic Jewels and Rhinestone Basic Jewels, that come on larger sheets, need to be cut to fit. I usually cut them between the different sizes of embellishments on the sheet.

craft room embellishment organization, gum boxes, #stampcandy

I keep mine in alphabetical order, so I can find them quickly.

 

Here are some things you can store in these gum boxes:

 

Here’s where I got the gum:

I’m sure you can find it in many places, but I ordered mine here.

 

Here’s some stuff you should know:

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!