All is Bright with Sweetest Borders

I used the Sweetest Borders Dies and Sweetest Time stamp set along with ribbon and pearls to make this sweet holiday card. I used Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam instead of the more traditional red and darker green, for a subtler nod to the holidays. It also just happens to be one of my favorite color combos.

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Here’s what I made:

Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

 

Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

 

Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Petal Pink card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam CS layer cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 4-1/4″ x 1-1/2″
  • Soft Sea Foam CS layer cut to 4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Petal Pink CS layer cut to 3-3/4″ x 1″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 3-1/2″ x 3/4″  for the sentiment
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Sweetest Time stamp set:

  • sentiment in Soft Sea Foam ink onto the smallest Whisper White CS strip
  • holly leaves in Soft Sea Foam ink, and berries in Petal Pink ink, onto the Whisper White CS for the inside

Cut using the Sweetest Borders Dies:

  • bottom edge of the largest Soft Sea Foam CS layer using the holly border die
  • NOTE: I kept the two largest holly berry circles that came out of the die cut

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • ribbon adhered onto the top part of the die cut Soft Sea Foam CS layer using Stampin’ Seal +, wrapping the ends around to the back
  • die cut Soft Sea Foam CS layer glued onto the front of the card base, lining up the top edges
  • 2 saved Soft Sea Foam CS circles glued into their holes in the center of the die cut area
  • sentiment glued onto the Petal Pink CS layer
  • Petal Pink CS layer glued onto the small Soft Sea Foam CS layer
  • small Soft Sea Foam CS layer glued onto the larger Whisper White CS layer
  • larger Whisper White CS layer adhered onto the die cut Soft Sea Foam CS layer, over the ribbon, using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • a second piece of ribbon tied in a bow around the first ribbon, to the left of the sentiment
  • pearls applied over the “berries” in the die cut. I used 5 small, 10 medium, and 2 large pearls. The 2 large ones are on the filled in circles. You could leave out the saved circles, and let the 2 large pearls have a Petal Pink ring around them.
  • Whisper White CS with stamped holly glued onto the inside of the card base

 

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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October 2020 ICS Blog Hop: Designer Series Paper

Inspire, Create, & Share (ICS) Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the October 2020 ICS Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring Designer Series Paper. I used the Plaid Tidings DSP for my note card and envelope. Plaid Tidings is one of the DSPs on sale this month. You can see all of them here.

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Here’s what I made:

Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, Gather Together stamp set #stampcandy

 

Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, Gather Together stamp set #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP) strips cut to 1/2″ x 3″ (assorted patterns) I used 9 strips
  • DSP layer cut to 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″
  • Cajun Craze CS layer cut to 3-5/8″ x 1-5/8″
  • Pretty Peacock CS layer cut to 3-1/2″ x 1-1/2″
  • DSP layer cut to 3-1/4″ x 1-1/4″
  • DSP cut to 5″ x 3″ for the envelope

Stamped with the Gathered Together stamp set:

  • sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink onto the 3-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ DSP layer

Cut with the Envelopes Dies:

  • 5″ x 3″ DSP

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the note card base with a Bone Folder
  • 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ DSP layer glued onto the front of the note card base
  • nine 1/2″ DSP strips glued onto the 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ DSP layer
  • sentiment glued onto the Pretty Peacock CS layer
  • Pretty Peacock CS layer glued onto the Cajun Craze CS layer
  • Cajun Craze CS layer glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the DSP strips
  • 3 star elements applied on the card front using a Take Your Pick tool

Lined the envelope:

  • die cut DSP glued onto the inside of the envelope flap
  • flap folded over and burnished with a Bone Folder

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Here’s the October 2020 ICS Blog Hop:

Click on the Next button to hop to the next stop, Cheryl Hamilton of Create With Cheryl:

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Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color! The Plaid Tidings DSP has a lot of colors in it. There are the ones I see in the patterns I used today. The main colors I see are Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake.

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Here’s what I used:

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Wishing You the Sweetest Time

I used the Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) to make today’s card. Even though it has a lot going on, it’s really a simple card to make. I used 2 colors of card stock, 2 colors of ink, and rhinestones. That’s it! 

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Here’s what I made:

Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

 

Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

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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 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Real Red CS cut to 5-1/2″ x 2″

Stamped with the Sweetest Time stamp set:

  • sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink onto the front of the card base
  • candy canes and mints in Real Red ink onto the inside of the card base

Cut using the Sweetest Borders Dies:

  • the Real Red CS using the candy border die
  • a candy cane and a round mint from a scrap of Real Red CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Real Red CS border piece glued onto the front of the card base, at the bottom
  • die cut candy cane and mint glued around the sentiment
  • 3 Shaded Spruce rhinestones applied onto the front of the card base using a Take Your Pick tool

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Here’s what I used:

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October 2020 Candy Hearts Blog Hop: Thanksgiving

Candy Hearts Blog Hop for October 2020, Thanksgiving #stampcandy #thanksgiving #CHBH #stampinup

 

Welcome to the October 2020 Candy Hearts Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring Thanksgiving themed projects. I made place cards using the Word Wishes Dies, Autumn Punch Pack, and Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper. On one side they have an acorn trinket and copper ribbon with a die cut Happy Thanksgiving sentiment. On the other side, is space to write a person’s name for a seating arrangement, or the name of a dish for a buffet.

Be sure to hop around to all the stops on the hop! You don’t want to miss any of the projects created by this talented group!

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Here’s what I made:

Gilded Autumn Word Wishes Happy Thanksgiving place card stampcandy a

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Cajun Craze card stock (CS) cut to 4″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 2-3/4″
  • Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (2 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla CS layer cut to 2-3/4″ x 1-1/2″

Cut using the Word Wishes Dies:

  • “Happy” and “Thanksgiving” from a scrap of Early Espresso CS

Cut using the Autumn Punch Pack:

  • 2 acorns and 4 leaves from a scrap of the DSPx

Assembled the place card:

  • burnished the fold in the place card base with a Bone Folder
  • ribbon adhered onto one of the DSP layers using Stampin’ Seal + and wrapped around to the back
  • die cut words glued onto the same DSP layer
  • copper ribbon threaded through the top of an Acorn Trinket, then tied around the ribbon on the DSP, and tied in a bow (I put a Glue Dot under the bow to keep it in place. The Take Your Pick tool is perfect for this!)
  • DSP layer glued onto one side of the place card base
  • Very Vanilla CS layer glued onto the other DSP layer
  • punched leaves and acorns glued onto the corners of the Very Vanilla CS layer
  • DSP layer glued onto the other side of the place card base

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Here’s the October 2020 Candy Hearts Blog Hop:

Thank you for hopping with the Hearts today! Be sure to hop around to all the stops. You do not want to miss any of the creativity in this talented group of stampers!

  1. Candy Ford of Stamp Candy <— YOU ARE HERE
  2. Linda Krueger of The Stamp Coach
  3. Pam Morris of Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Brian King of Stamp with Brian
  5. Joanne Brown of The Inky Dragon

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Christmas Means More to a Singing Reindeer

Today I’m sharing another card I made using the Christmas Means More stamp set and ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper. I also used the Layering Ovals Dies, Peek-a-Hoot Dies, and Sweetest Borders Dies to create this fun singing reindeer. I used to do a lot of what we used to call “punch art” – creating something using punched (or die cut) pieces. I’m not sure why I stopped, because I always enjoyed it. One of my faves was this reindeer. Today I made his using die cut shapes.

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Here’s what I made:

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Crumb Cake card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Real Red CS cut to 3″ x 1-1/2″, then scored in half at 1-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake CS cut to 3/8″ x 1″, then scored in half at 1/2″ (2 pieces)
  • Early Espresso CS cut to 3/8″ x 1/2″ (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base
  • DSP strip cut to 4″ x 7/8″

Stamped with the Christmas Means More stamp set:

  • sentiment in Real Red ink onto the Whisper White CS for the inside

Cut scraps of CS using the Layering Ovals Dies:

  • Crumb Cake CS using the largest die
  • Crumb Cake CS using a middle sized die
  • Whisper White CS using a middle sized die
  • Basic Black CS using the smallest die

Cut using the Peek-a-Hoot Dies:

  • a scrap of Early Espresso CS using the larger branch die

Cut using the Sweetest Borders Dies:

  • a scrap of Real Red CS using the little circle die

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Basic Black CS oval glued onto the smaller Crumb Cake CS oval, near the bottom end, to make the head
  • Whisper White CS oval glued onto the larger Crumb Cake CS oval, near the top end, to make the body
  • bottom end of smaller Crumb Cake oval glued onto the top end of the larger Crumb Cake oval
  • Early Espresso branches glued onto the back of the head, near the top, going out to the side instead of straight up
  • small Real Red CS circle glued onto the very tip of the head, for the nose
  • reindeer glued onto the DSP layer, then excess body trimmed away from the bottom edge (leaving the sides of the body loose if you want the song book to stand out from the card front)
  • fold in the Real Red CS burnished with a Bone Folder, to make the song book
  • fold in each 3/8″ x 1″ piece of Crumb Cake CS burnished with a Bone Folder, to make the arms
  • 3/8″ x 1/2″ piece of Early Espresso CS glued onto one end of each 3/8″ x 1″ piece of Crumb Cake CS
  • Early Espresso ends rounded with Paper Snips, then a skinny V cut from the end, to make the hooves
  • front part of arms glued onto the front of the Real Read CS book, folding the rest to the back
  • adhered the song book (see 3 options below)
  • DSP layer glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP strip glued onto the Whisper White CS for the inside
  • Whisper White CS with sentiment glued onto the inside of the card base

Adhered the song book:

The bottom of the book should be even with the bottom of the reindeer body and DSP layer.

  • First is the way I did in the first 2 photos above. Be aware that you will need to hand deliver this card, or send it in a box. 
    • back part of arms wrapped around and glued onto the back side of the reindeer body
  • Second is the way I did in the bottom 3 photos above.
    • 2 layers of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals applied along the inside of the fold in the Real Red CS book
    • back part of arms folded back and glued onto the card front, with the Dimensionals sticking to the reindeer body
    • Third is to glue the book flat. Simply fold the back part of the arms around to the back of the book and glue the whole thing onto the card front. I would suggest applying a little ink along the spine before gluing it down, so it will still look like a book.

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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