Farmhouse Christmas Traditions Cards & Mini Self Close Boxes

Today I’m sharing Make & Take projects I designed for our Candy Hearts August team meeting. I used several new products from the 2018 Holiday catalog (which goes live in just 5 days!): Christmas Traditions Punch Box, Farmhouse Christmas stamp set, Sprig Punch, Corrugated Dynamic embossing folder, Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim, and Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine. I designed the projects in two different color schemes, because I didn’t have enough of one for everyone at the meeting. Other that the colors, they are identical.

I learned how to make the Mini Self Close Boxes from Hilary Sosebee, who got it from Dani Dziama, who got it from Jana Trautmann. I have no idea who originated the design. If you know, please tell me so I can give them credit. The way the box is scored and folded keeps it closed at the top. You just squeeze the sides in to open it. It will hold 1 or 2 chocolate candies, depending on their size.

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse handmade card and self close box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

 

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse handmade card and self close box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

 

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse handmade card and self close box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

 

Here’s how I made the cards:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Cherry Cobbler card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow CS cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (one for each card – I used a red/black design for the red card base and a red/green design for the green card base
  • Crumb Cake CS cut to 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (one for each card)
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base (one for each card)

Stamped with the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • sentiment in Mossy Meadow onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS

Embossed using the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF:

  • the Crumb Cake CS pieces

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • sentiments

Cut using the Sprig Punch:

  • two pieces from a scrap of Basic Black CS
  • two pieces from a scrap of Mossy Meadow CS

Assembled the cards:

  • burnished the fold in the card bases with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layers glued onto the fronts of the card bases
  • embossed Crumb Cake CS layers glued onto the DSP layers
  • striped burlap ribbon adhered over the Crumb Cake CS layers using Tear & Tape
  • punched twigs glued to the back of the sentiments
  • sentiment/twigs glued onto the Crumb Cake CS layers
  • Very Vanilla CS glued onto the inside of the card bases

 

Here’s how I made the boxes:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • DSP cut to 4-1/4″ x 2-7/8″
  • on the longer side, scored at 2″ and 4″
  • on the shorter side, scored at 1/2″ from each side
  • along the bottom (long side with the 1/4″ section at the right) scored at 1″ and 3″ – only up to the first horizontal score line
  • cut along the short score lines along the bottom (at 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″) and along the top (at 2″)
  • cut away the two tiny rectangles, one at top right and one at bottom right
  • scored diagonally from the top left corner (on the upper horizontal score line) down to the cut at 1″ (on the lower horizontal score line)*
  • scored 3 more diagonal lines, between the two horizontal lines, as shown in the photo below*
  • * You may find the diagonal score lines easier using a ruler and stylus
  • optional: cut a piece of coordinating card stock (CS) to 1″ x 1″
  • Mini Self Close Box graphic #stampcandy

Cut using the Detailed Trio Punch:

  • folded the DSP in the middle and rounded the two top corners

Stamped using the Christmas Traditions stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using the Christmas Traditions Punch:

  • sentiments

Assembled the boxes:

  • burnished all the score lines using a Bone Folder
  • applied Tear & Tape to the small tab (on the outside) and adhered it to the inside of the opposite end
  • opened the bottom, folded in the four flaps, and glued in place
  • optional: glued the 1″ x 1″ CS to the bottom of the box
  • tied a piece of twine (Basic Black/Mossy Meadow) around the tops of the boxes (You might want to secure it using a Mini Glue Dot.)
  • glued sentiments onto the fronts of the boxes
  • To open the box, just squeeze in the two sides.
  • Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse handmade card and self close box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

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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Price: $110.00

 

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Congrats with Blended Seasons and Watercolor Pencils

The Color Your Seasons promotion lasts through August 31, or while supplies last. Translation: get it now! The Blended Seasons bundle (Blended Seasons stamp set and Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies) have images for all year round. The new Watercolor Pencils Assortment #2 has some beautiful colors that you do not want to be without! I used the stamp set and pencils along with watercolor paper and the Everyday Label Punch to create today’s card for my August Stamp Club. 

Here’s what I made:

Color You Season handmade card - Blended Seasons stamp set, Watercolor Pencils, watercolor paper, Aqua Painter, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Color You Season handmade card - Blended Seasons stamp set, Watercolor Pencils, watercolor paper, Aqua Painter, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Granny Apple Green card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Melon Mambo CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Watercolor Paper cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x __”
  • Granny Apple Green CS cut to 4″ x __”
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Blended Seasons stamp set:

  • floral image in black Stazon ink onto the Watercolor paper
  • sentiment in Melon Mambo ink onto the Whisper White CS strip

Cut using the Everyday Label Punch:

  • sentiment strips
  • NOTE: first I glued the Whisper White CS strip (with the sentiment) onto the Granny Apple Green CS strip. Then I used the punch to cut both layers at once.

Colored using Watercolor Pencils:

  • floral image in Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, and Crushed Curry
  • then spread around the color with an Aqua Painter
  • allowed to dry completely

Embossed using the Subtle embossing folder:

  • watercolor paper layer
  • NOTE: The watercolor paper is already textured, so this step really isn’t necessary, unless you just prefer this texture to the original one.

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
  • watercolor paper layer glued onto the Melon Mambo CS layer
  • punched sentiment adhered to the watercolor paper layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Color You Season handmade card - Blended Seasons stamp set, Watercolor Pencils, watercolor paper, Aqua Painter, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Here are 4 amazing limited time offers:

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  • Get 50% off your first kit
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2) Color Your Seasons Special, August 1-31, 2018, While Supplies Last!

Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last. So get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons!

Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 12-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season – #149019 @ $53 (wood blocks included); #149016 @ $39 (suggested clear blocks: b, c, e, g, h)
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images! #149013 @ $33. Has10 dies. Largest die: 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.
  • Save 10%! Blended Seasons BUNDLE – BLENDED SEASONS STAMP SET + STITCHED SEASONS FRAMELITS DIES – Wood-mount #149893 @ $77.25, Clear-mount #149894 @ $64.75
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! #149014 @ $12.50. Acid free, lignin free.10 pencils in Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018 – while supplies last
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit.

3) Bonus Days are back!

  • For every $50 you spend on an order in August, you will receive a $5 coupon to use in September!
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you may earn.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.) Although new prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.

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Lovely Floral Birthday Card in Copper Foil

A Copper Foil Sheet embossed with the Lovely Floral Dynamic embossing folder make this birthday card shine. The sentiment is from the Detailed With Love stamp set, which is available in a bundle with the Detailed Trio Punch to save 10%. A piece of Copper Trim stretched out to make it much wider adds just the right final touch. 

 

Here’s what I made:

Handmade Birthday Card Stampin Up Lovely Floral TIEF in Copper Foil and purples by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Handmade Birthday Card Stampin Up Lovely Floral TIEF in Copper Foil and purples by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Handmade Birthday Card Stampin Up Lovely Floral TIEF in Copper Foil and purples by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Gorgeous Grape card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Highland Heather CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Copper Foil Sheet cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Highland Heather CS cut to 2″ x 3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″

Stamped with the Detailed With Love stamp set:

  • sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto the 2″ x 3/4″ Highland Heather CS

Embossed using the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder:

  • Copper foil sheet

Cut using the 1/2″ Circle Punch:

  • each corner of the sentiment piece

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Highland Heather CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Copper Trim stretched to widen it, then wrapped around the embossed copper layer and adhered using Tear & Tape
  • NOTE: For the copper trim, I only used adhesive in the very middle (so it would be hidden by the sentiment) and to secure the ends onto the back of the CS layer.
  • embossed copper layer glued onto the Highland Heather CS layer
  • sentiment adhered over the copper trim using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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1) Free ink pads:

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2) Designer Series Paper Sale:

  • Buy 3 packs of select DSP and receive 1 pack free
  • Mix and match
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I Don’t Want to Wait ’til Mistletoe Season

IRBH July 2018, I don't want to wait til Christmas, #stampcandy

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs, and this month’s song is “I Don’t Want to Wait ’til Christmas.” You can play it near the bottom of this post. We are half-way through the year, so there’s no better time to start thinking about the joy of Christmas. For my card, I used the Mistletoe Season stamp set, the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. Check it out below. And be sure to hop to all the other InKing Royalty Blog Hop participants! 

Here’s what I made:

Christmas card made using Mistletoe Season stamp set, Seasonal Wreath Dynamic embossing folder, and Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Christmas card made using Mistletoe Season stamp set, Seasonal Wreath Dynamic embossing folder, and Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Early Espresso card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Real Red CS cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3″ x 5-3/8″
  • Old Olive CS cut to 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″

Stamped with the Mistletoe Season stamp set:

  • sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch:

  • sentiment

Cut using the 2″ Circle Punch:

  • a scrap of the DSP

Embossed using the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Embossing Folder:

  • Old Olive CS
  • NOTE: For some reason the embossed wreath doesn’t show up very well in the photos, but it looks awesome in real life!

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Real Red CS glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP glued onto the Real Red CS
  • Old Olive CS glued over the DSP
  • adhered Real Red ribbon onto the Old Olive CS using Tear & Tape (or Snail)
  • sentiment glued onto the DSP circle
  • DSP circle adhered over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 3 Red Rhinestones applied to the sentiment
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Christmas card made using Mistletoe Season stamp set, Seasonal Wreath Dynamic embossing folder, and Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s the hop:

Be sure to check out all the stops along the hop! You don’t want to miss any of the projects made by this talented group of stampers! Next up is Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com

Or use this list if you get lost along the hop:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <— YOU ARE HERE
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

 

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 the song:

Here are three amazing limited time offers:

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2) Designer Series Paper Sale:

  • Buy 3 packs of select DSP and receive 1 pack free
  • Mix and match
  • Stock up on all your favorites
  • Click the image for details and to purchase

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  • Subscribe between now and August 10
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A Dainty Birthday Card with Foliage Frames and Laser Cut Specialty Paper

Pastels, lace, bows, and delicate quilled flowers. This dainty birthday card has it all. The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, a fave of mine that carried over to the new catalog. Yay! All the lace is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper – this stuff is exquisite. And it’s Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other!

Soft Sea Foam and a couple of pinks, Petal Pink and Powder Pink, pair with the Very Vanilla for the soft color palette. It’s interesting to see how similar, or different, the two pinks look in different lighting. In these photos they look really different.

And I’m determined that quilling is coming back! I just wrapped the paper strips around a skewer. Easy!

 

Here’s what I made:

Here's a lovely pink card with quilled flowers. Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Here's a lovely pink card with quilled flowers. Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Soft Sea Foam card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Petal Pink CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper (with lacy oval cut out) cut to 5″ x 3-1/2″
  • Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper (thin decorative strips) cut to 5-1/4″ (one piece) and 4″ (two pieces)
  • Petal Pink CS cut to 1/8″ x 6″ (four pieces)

Stamped with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set:

  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto the Petal Pink CS layer, so it will be centered in the laser cut oval, then heat embossed it in white

Die cut using the Foliage Frame Framelits:

  • 5 leaves from a scrap of Soft Sea Foam CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • thin decorative strips glued onto the top and side edges of the Petal Pink CS layer
  • laser cut oval layer glued onto the Petal Pink CS layer, lined up at the top (There will be some extra space at the bottom.)
  • Powder Pink ribbon adhered to the bottom of the Petal Pink CS layer, overlapping the laser cut piece, and wrapping the ends around to the back, using Tear & Tape
  • each 1/8″ CS strip tightly rolled (quilled) around a skewer
  • glued down the ends of two quilled pieces, keeping them tightly rolled
  • glued down the ends of the other two quilled pieces, after letting the roll loosen into a larger circle
  • NOTE: You may find that 6″ is too long. Roll the pieces, then snip off any extra that you need to in order to get the quilled circle size you want.
  • leaves and quilled flowers glued onto the card font
  • bow tied with the Powder Pink Ribbon and adhered to the card front using Mini Glue Dots
  • three pearls applied around the sentiment

 

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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