Prized Peony Sympathy Cards

Today I’m sharing the Prized Peony cards I made for the July Candy Hearts team swap. The theme was sympathy. None of us really enjoy making these, but it’s best to make them when you don’t need them, and have them on hand for when you do. I used the Prized Peony Bundle (Prized Peony stamp set and Peony Dies,) Stitched So Sweetly Dies, and Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. 

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Here’s what I made:

Prized Peony bundle Peony Garden DSP sympathy card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Prized Peony bundle Peony Garden DSP sympathy card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Prized Peony bundle Peony Garden DSP sympathy card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Gray Granite card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Peony Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer 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 Prized Peony stamp set:

  • large peony image in Gray Granite ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • sentiment in Gray Granite CS onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using the Peony Dies:

  • large peony image

Cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies:

  • scrap of Gray Granite CS using a scalloped stitched rectangle die
  • sentiment using a smaller scalloped stitched rectangle die
  • NOTE: The dies are longer than the finished pieces. I cut each one with a die that was the width I wanted. I lined up one end of the die around the sentiment and cut it, then moved the die to cut the other end, lining up the die along the scallops. I used that as a guide for where to cut the mat piece. 

Colored using Stampin’ Blends:

  • flower and bud in Light Petal Pink
  • leaves and stems in light Soft Sea Foam

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • sentiment glued onto the Gray Granite CS die cut
  • Gray Granite CS die cut glued onto the DSP layer
  • peony glued onto the DSP layer, overlapping the sentiment
  • 3 Frosted Epoxy Droplets applied, 1 onto the sentiment and 2 onto the DSP layer – I find the easiest way to transfer the dots from the plastic sheet to where I want it on the card is to use the Paper Piercing Tip (pokey tool) of my Take Your Pick Tool
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Hallows Night Magic Mystery Card

Today I’m sharing a card I made using the Hallows Night Magic Bundle and other products from the Magic in This Night Suite. 

Last night I hosted a Mystery Stamping Party on Facebook, and I had such a great time! Throughout the party, I posted “clues” that participants followed to create a card, without seeing what the end result would look like. There were some really talented stampers making amazing cards. I look forward to doing this again. 

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Here’s what I made:

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 6-1/4″, then scored along the longer side at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White Thick CS cut to 5-1/2″ x 1″
  • Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (Blackberry Bliss pattern)
  • Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 3/4″ (Blackberry Bliss pattern)
  • Whisper White Thick CS layer cut to 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (Basic Black pattern)

Stamped with the Hallows Night Magic stamp set:

  • sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the inside of the card base, where it will show through the “window”
  • large spider in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a scrap of Basic Gray CS

Cut using the Halloween Magic Dies:

  • spider

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • 5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ DSP layer glued onto the top of the front of the card base
  • 5-1/4″ x 3/4″ DSP layer glued onto the 1″ strip of Whisper White Thick CS
  • 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4 DSP layer glued onto the Whisper White Thick CS layer
  • 1″ strip lined up along the bottom of the back of the card base
  • Whisper White Thick CS layer glued, at the top and bottom only, onto the two parts of the front of the card base
  • die cut spider glued onto the center of the black DSP layer
  • Metallic Mesh Ribbon tied in a bow and adhered onto the top DSP layer using a Mini Glue Dot

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Online Store New Look & New Catalog

Have you seen the new look of the Stampin’ Up! online store yet? If not, be sure to check it out. Wander around and familiarize yourself with the new layout, which is so much easier to navigate. There are lots of Filter options when you’re looking for products. And the product photos are bigger and better. CLICK HERE to see it now.

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Hallows Night Magic Smooshing

Today the brand new August – December 2020 Mini Catalog goes live! To celebrate, I used two brand new products. I used the stamp set from the Hallows Night Magic Bundle, and the dies from the Snow Wonder Bundle to create today’s Happy Halloween card. The background was created using the Smooshing Technique. Basically you smear some ink around a slick surface, like a Window Sheet, and spritz it with water, then “smoosh” paper into it. Every piece is unique.

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I used the stamp set from this bundle.Hallows Night Magic Bundle, Item 155188, Stampin' Up!, shop at stampcandy.com #stampcandy

 

I used the dies from this bundle, specifically the one at the bottom left. The die is taller than the 7/8″ strip for the sentiment, but I centered it over the sentiment, and used it to cut only the ends.Snow Wonder Bundle, Item 155185, Stampin' Up! Shop at stampcandy.com #stampcandy

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Here’s what I made:

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I heat embossed the sentiment in white, then colored it with a Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Marker.Hallows Night Magic stamp set bundle, Snow Time Dies, smooshing technique, Happy Halloween card by Candy ford #stampcandy #handmadecards, #stampinup #halloween

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Shimmery White CS layer cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 4″ x 7/8″
  • Smoky Slate CS cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ for the inside of the card base (Purple Posy or Highland Heather CS would work well also.)

Smooshing Technique:

  • Gorgeous Grape and Tuxedo Black Memento ink refills dripped onto a Window Sheet, then swirled around
  • water spritzed onto the ink
  • Shimmery White CS layer laid on the Window Sheet to transfer the ink to it, then lifted it and laid it down in a different area of the Window Sheet
  • continued “smooshing” the CS in the ink until I liked the look
  • set the CS aside to dry completely
  • Just a few drops of ink are more than enough for one card, so I smooshed 4 pieces of the Shimmery White CS. I’ll hold on to the other three for future projects. You can see in this photo that there was still some ink left on the Window Sheet.The piece at the bottom left is the one I used for today’s card, because I thought it looked the most like a spooky sky.Hallows Night Magic stamp set bundle, Snow Time Dies, smooshing technique, Happy Halloween card by Candy ford #stampcandy #handmadecards, #stampinup #halloween

Stamped with the Hallows Night Magic stamp set:

  • the bats in Tuxedo Black ink onto the smooshed CS layer
  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto the strip of Basic Black CS, then heat embossed it in white

Cut using the Snow Time Dies:

  • sentiment
  • I centered the strip in the die to cut only the ends.

Colored using a Stampin’ Blends Marker:

  • embossed sentiment in Dark Highland Heather

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • smooshed layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • sentiment adhered onto the smooshed layer using Black Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 2 Red Rhinestones applied onto the larger bat as eyes
  • Smoky Slate CS glued onto the inside of the card base (I think I’ll try using Purple Posy or Highland Heather CS on the inside of the cards I make using the other smooshed pieces.)

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Flowering Blooms in Just Jade

I made today’s thank you card in 2020-2022 In Colors, featuring Just Jade, using the Flowering Blooms stamp set, Layering Circles Dies, Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack, and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. 

The new August – December 2020 Mini Catalog goes live tomorrow! You can use the Bonus Days Coupons you’ve earned in the past month on new holiday products!

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Here’s what I made:

Flowers for Every Season Cards & Envelopes and Card Pack, Flowering Blooms stamp set, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, Just Jade, Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Stamped with the Flowering Blooms stamp set:

  • sentiment in Just Jade ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock (CS)

Cut using the Layering Circles Dies:

  • sentiment
  • scrap of Magenta Madness CS slightly larger than the sentiment

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • 3″ x 4″ M&M glued onto the front of the card base
  • sentiment glued onto the Magenta Madness CS circle
  • Magenta Madness CS circle adhered onto the M&M card using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 3 Magenta Madness enamel dots applied – 1 onto the sentiment and 2 onto the card base

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Here are today’s colors:

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