Mini Coffee Cup Gift Holders

These mini coffee cups, or espresso cups, are great for tiny gifts. They’re easy to decorate and fill. Today I’m sharing two different batches of these that I made. One batch of Christmas themed cups contains Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee k-cups. The other batch of coffee themed cups contain coffee flavored candies.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels mini coffee cup k-cup holder by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels mini coffee cup k-cup holder by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Espresso to go cups decorated with Coffee Break DSP and the Coffee Cafe stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Espresso to go cups decorated with Coffee Break DSP and the Coffee Cafe stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Made cup cover and belly band:

  • rolled a cup on a large piece of scrap paper, following it with a pencil
  • cut out the template with Paper Snips and wrapped it around a cup to make sure it fit
  • held the template on the cup with my fingers and drew a belly band onto the template with a pencil
  • used that to create a template for the belly band
  • covers and cut using Paper Snips from Coffee Break, Be Merry, and Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Papers (DSP)
  • belly bands cut using Paper Snips from DSP and from CS in Pool Party, Whisper White, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler

Stamped with the Hug in a Mug stamp set:

  • sentiment onto Whisper White card stock (CS) in Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler inks

Stamped with the Merry Cafe stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White CS
  • snowflake in Cherry Cobbler ink above the sentiment

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • all sentiments
  • larger circles to layer with sentiment, from Pool Party, Early Espresso, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler CS

Assembled the cups:

  • covers glued onto the cups
  • belly bands glued onto the covers
  • sentiments layered with coordinating larger circles, then adhered to the cup lids with Stampin’ Dimensionals (The center part of the lid is lower than the rim.)
  • adhered a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of the stamped snowflakes

NOTE: The cups, lids, k-cups, and candies were all ordered from Amazon.com.

 

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 the images for more details and to purchase.

 

 
Here’s some stuff you should know:
  • Swatch Books and Product Shares from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – order yours by January 2 HERE.
  • Newsletter: subscribe for exclusive deals, projects, and more! Enter your email address and click SUBSCRIBE at the top right of this page, just under the picture of my smiling face.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Year End Sales Event ends January 2, 2018 – CLICK HERE for details. Order soon so you don’t miss your favorite retiring items!
  • This is a great time to join my team! With the demonstrator discount of at least 20%, you can get Christmas gifts for all the stampers on your list! Plus you can order from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs now! CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
  • Sale-a-bration Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are now available! Click HERE for more info.
  • Host Code for the month of December (HS67FXTS) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • December’s FREE gift: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – Find out more HERE.
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Wine Bottle Cover for Christmas Around the World

I guess I’m a little late posting this one, but you can always change the colors and the sentiment for any occasion, or save it for next year. The Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper has so many different patterns, even some that can be used for non-Christmas projects. I used the design with lots of tiny mints for today’s project. And the sentiment is made using the Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle. Both the paper and the bundle are retiring. They’ll be available only until January 2, or while supplies last.

 

Christmas Around the World DSP by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Christmas Around the World DSP © Stampin’ Up!

Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle © Stampin' Up!

Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle © Stampin’ Up!

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Brightly lit Christmas and Christmas Around the World DSP wine bottle gift wrap cover by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Brightly lit Christmas and Christmas Around the World DSP wine bottle gift wrap cover by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Real Red card stock (CS) cut to 11″ x 12
  • CS scored along the 11″ side at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″, 7″, 8-3/4″, 10-1/2″
  • CS scored along the 12″ side at 2″ and 10″
  • Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 1-1/2″ x 7-3/4″ (6 pieces)

Cut CS using Paper Snips, according to the diagram:

  • removed two smallest rectangles, and angled the leftover tab (in blue)
  • cut vertical score lines along the bottom just up to the first horizontal score line
  • marked along the top side at 7/8″, 2-5/8″, 4-3/8″, 6-1/8″, 7-7/8″, and 9-5/8″
  • cut from marks to the intersections of the vertical score lines and the first horizontal score line – this cuts away the green areas
  • used a 1/4″ circle punch to cut a hole in each triangle, about 1/2″ or so from the top – you may want to use a smaller circle punch, like the 1/8″,  depending on the size of your ribbon

Cheers to the Years stamp set, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper DSP, wine bottle cover, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Stamped with the Brightly Lit Christmas stamp set:

  • sentiment in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock (CS)

Die cut using the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits:

  • sentiment

Assembled the bottle cover:

  • all score lines burnished with a Bone Folder
  • DSP pieces glued onto the panels of the CS cover
  • sentiment adhered to one of the DSP pieces with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • skinny tab on one side of the bottle cover adhered to the inside of the other end of the cover with Fast Fuse
  • bottle inserted into the cover to make the next step easier:
  • folded in one of the bottom tabs, then glued the opposite tab to it, making sure the tabs lined up with each other
  • repeated this step for the remaining two pairs of tabs, gluing them all together
  • ran a 22″ piece of ribbon through each hole in the top triangles, always front to back, then pulled it tight (not too hard or you’ll tear the paper) and tied a bow

 

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 the images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s some stuff you should know:
  • Swatch Books and Product Shares from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – order yours by January 2 HERE.
  • Newsletter: subscribe for exclusive deals, projects, and more! Enter your email address and click SUBSCRIBE at the top right of this page, just under the picture of my smiling face.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Year End Sales Event ends January 2, 2018 – CLICK HERE for details. Order soon so you don’t miss your favorite retiring items!
  • This is a great time to join my team! With the demonstrator discount of at least 20%, you can get Christmas gifts for all the stampers on your list! Plus you can order from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs now! CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
  • Sale-a-bration Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are now available! Click HERE for more info.
  • Host Code for the month of December (HS67FXTS) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • December’s FREE gift: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – Find out more HERE.
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Happy New Year Bottle Tag Class

You must register here by December 25 to hold your spot!

We all tend to give a bottle of something (wine, liquor, fancy oils and vinegars) as New Year’s gifts. Make special tags for those bottles so the recipients will know how much you care.

In this class you will make 6 different tags for only $12! All you need to bring are scissors and adhesives, and a bone folder if you have one. I’ll supply the rest. (I have adhesives here to purchase if you need them.)

Class By Mail:

If you can’t make it to the live class, I will be happy to mail the kits to you, along with instructions and a list of everything else you need (stamps, ink, etc.) $17

Cancellation:

If you cancel before the registration deadline, you will receive a full refund.

If you cancel after the registration deadline, contact me to arrange a time when you can pick up your kits.

No refunds on Class by Mail. Your kits will be mailed to you right after the live class.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions: [email protected]

Remember to register by December 25!

Let it Snow Gift Box with Merry Little Labels Bundle

It’s winter, and a lot of you have snow. Here in Atlanta we had a nice snow a couple weeks ago, but it only lasted a couple days, and it’s probably the only one we’ll have all year. If you want to give someone a small gift this winter, just fill a Clear Tiny Treat Box with goodies. You can stick on a fast and easy tag made with the Merry Little Labels Bundle (Merry Little Labels stamp set and Everyday Label Punch.)

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Let it Snow clear acetate box of jelly beans gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Let it Snow clear acetate box of jelly beans gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Let it Snow clear acetate box of jelly beans gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Stamped with the Merry Little Labels stamp set:

  • tag in Night of Navy ink onto a scrap of Bermuda Bay card stock (CS)

Cut using the Everyday Label Punch:

  • the tag

Assembled the card:

  • filled a Clear Tiny Treat Box with blue jelly beans (These are Jelly Bellies in flavors Blueberry and Berry Blue.)
  • adhered the tag to the top of the box with Fast Fuse

 

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 the images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s some stuff you should know:
  • Swatch Books and Product Shares from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – order yours by January 2 HERE.
  • Newsletter: subscribe for exclusive deals, projects, and more! Enter your email address and click SUBSCRIBE at the top right of this page, just under the picture of my smiling face.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Year End Sales Event ends January 2, 2018 – CLICK HERE for details. Order soon so you don’t miss your favorite retiring items!
  • This is a great time to join my team! With the demonstrator discount of at least 20%, you can get Christmas gifts for all the stampers on your list! Plus you can order from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs now! CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
  • Sale-a-bration Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are now available! Click HERE for more info.
  • Host Code for the month of December (HS67FXTS) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • December’s FREE gift: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – Find out more HERE.
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Cheers to the Year with Circles of Joy

So here we are in the limbo between Christmas and New Year’s. I don’t know about you , but this is always an odd feeling week to me. All the excitement of Christmas is over. There will be more celebrating in a few days, but what to do until then? I fill much of my time making cards, of course. I used the Cheers to the Year stamp set and some wintery blues to make today’s card. It’s my wish for you to continue feeling the joy of Christmas all the way into the New Year.  

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Cheers to the Years handmade joy circle card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Island Indigo CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS (thick or regular) cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 3/4″

Stamped with the Cheers to the Year stamp set:

  • circle images in Versamark ink onto three scraps of CS, one Island Indigo, one Bermuda Bay, and one Pool Party, then heat embossed in white
  • sentiment in Island Indigo ink onto the Whisper White CS strip

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • the three embossed circles
  • the ends of the sentiment strip

Assembled the card:

  • Island Indigo CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Island Indigo CS layer
  • three blue circles glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment strip adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

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 the images for more details and to purchase.

 

 

 

Here’s some stuff you should know:
  • Swatch Books and Product Shares from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – order yours by January 2 HERE.
  • Newsletter: subscribe for exclusive deals, projects, and more! Enter your email address and click SUBSCRIBE at the top right of this page, just under the picture of my smiling face.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Year End Sales Event ends January 2, 2018 – CLICK HERE for details. Order soon so you don’t miss your favorite retiring items!
  • This is a great time to join my team! With the demonstrator discount of at least 20%, you can get Christmas gifts for all the stampers on your list! Plus you can order from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs now! CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
  • Sale-a-bration Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are now available! Click HERE for more info.
  • Host Code for the month of December (HS67FXTS) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • December’s FREE gift: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – Find out more HERE.
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!