Sweet Wishes with Call Me Cupcake

The Hello Cupcake stamp set is free with a $50 purchase through Sale-a-bration. On March 1, a coordinating set of dies, the Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies, will be available to purchase. The dies make the stamp set so much more versatile! Check out the card I made for today in pastels hues, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Powder Pink, and Flirty Flamingo. Isn’t it just the sweetest?

Hello Cupcake stamp set © Stampin' Up!

Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies © Stampin' Up!

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Here’s what I made:

Hello Cupcake stamp set, Sale-a-bration coordination dies, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Hello Cupcake stamp set, Sale-a-bration coordination dies, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyS

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Balmy Blue card stock (CS) cut to 11″ x 4-1/4″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Balmy Blue CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 1″ (Highland Heather)
  • DSP cut to 4″ x 3/4″ (Balmy Blue)
  • Powder Pink CS cut to 4″ x 1″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Hello Cupcake stamp set:

  • sentiment in Highland Heather ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • cupcake top in Flirty Flamingo ink onto a scrap of Powder Pink CS
  • sprinkles in Highland Heather ink onto the cupcake top
  • cupcake middle in Powder Pink ink onto a scrap of Powder Pink CS
  • cupcake base in Highland Heather ink onto a scrap of Highland Heather CS

Die cut using the Call Me Cupcake Framelits:

  • cupcake top, cupcake middle, and cupcake base images
  • dome from a scrap of Vellum (I trimmed about 1/8″ off the bottom of the dome so it would fit better onto the layer.)
  • cake stand from a scrap of Glossy White CS

Die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

  • sentiment

Embossed using the Striped Scallops embossing folder:

  • Balmy Blue CS layer

Cut using the Banner Triple Punch:

  • one end of the Powder Pink CS strip and the 2 DSP strips

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • embossed Balmy Blue CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • 3 punched strips glued together, then glued over the Balmy Blue CS layer, then any extra trimmed off the edge of the card base
  • sentiment glued over the strips
  • cupcake top, middle, and base pieces glued together
  • glue spread all over the top of the cupcake pieces using a sponge dauber, then adhered the dome over the top. If the glue is on the entire piece it won’t be noticeable through the vellum, like it would if there were just a few dots of glue.
  • cake stand glued onto the bottom of the dome
  • cupcake & cake stand adhered onto the Balmy Blue CS layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals, putting dimensionals only on the back of the cupcake and cake stand, so they won’t be seen through the vellum
  • Whisper White CS 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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The Call Me Cupcake Framelits will be available to purchase March 1 – 31, 2019, or while supplies last.

Price: $110.00

 

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Happiness Blooms Online Class

  • make 26 colorful cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 10 designs, plus 6 individual card designs
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Christmas Traditions In The Woods

Today’s card combines The Christmas Traditions Punch Box with the In The Woods Framelits Dies and the Softly Falling embossing folder to create a soft and sweet holiday card. The colors are Pool Party and Whisper White, with just a little pop of Real Red on the sentiment, which reads, “May Your Season Be Merry & Bright.”

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Christmas Traditions Punch Box meets In the Woods Framelit Dies and softly falling TIEF by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin' Up! Christmas Traditions Punch Box meets In the Woods Framelit Dies and softly falling TIEF by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Pool Party card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Christmas Traditions stamp set:

  • sentiment in Pool Party and Real Red inks onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • NOTE: I colored the different parts of the stamp using Stampin’ Write Markers.

Die cut using the In the Woods Framelit Dies:

  • 2 trees from a scrap of Sparkle Glimmer Paper

Dry Embossed with the Softly Falling TIEF:

  • card front

Punched using the Christmas Traditions Punch:

  • sentiment

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • one tree glued onto the front of the card base
  • second tree adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • shadow drawn onto the bottom tree, around the edge of the top tree, using a Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker
  • sentiment adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • optional: 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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Correction: I later realized that I cut the trees with the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies instead of the In the Woods Framelits Dies. They both have a tree and I just forgot which one I used by the time I wrote this blog post. Either one would work great on this card. You can get the set I actually used here: Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies (144679) 20 dies for $39.
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Farmhouse Christmas Card with Snowflake Showcase

For today’s card I combined the Snowflake Showcase with the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set and Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper. I don’t think the photos really do this card justice. The glimmer paper and the heat embossed sentiment really give this card a lot of shine and sparkle.

 

Here’s what I made:

Snowflake Showcase Christmas card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Snowflake Showcase Christmas card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Tranquil Tide card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • copper glimmer paper cut to 4″ x 4″
  • copper glimmer paper cut to 4″ x 1-1/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Die cut using the Snowfall Thinlits:

  • largest snowflake from the center of the 4″ x 4″ copper glimmer paper
  • NOTE: Save the snowflake for another project!

Stamped with the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set:

  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto the front of the card base, then heat embossed in copper
  • NOTE: I laid the die cut glimmer paper on the card base and used a pencil to lightly mark the area where I could stamp. Then I stamped and embossed the sentiment before adhering the glimmer paper to the card. If you glue on the glimmer paper first, you are likely to get embossing powder on and around it.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • copper glimmer paper pieces glued onto the front of the card stock
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

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 beautiful Snowflake Showcase!

It’s available only in November, so get yours before it’s gone!

 

The Happiness Surrounds stamp set can be used all year long!

Happiness Surrounds stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

 

And the Snow is Glistening stamp set can be used all winter long. 

Snow is Glistening stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

 

You get 20 dies in this set! 20! And they go with both stamp sets, so they can be used all year long.

Snowfall Thinlits © Stampin’ Up!

 

Look at these adorable embellishments! They’re nice and flat so they’re great for cards. I even made a pair of earrings!

Snowflake Trinkets © Stampin’ Up!

 

Click on the images below to see more details and to purchase the Snowflake Showcase items:

 

The White Velveteen Paper mentioned in the video is sold out and no longer available. 

 

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Warm Hearted Merry Christmas Card

I made today’s card using the Warm Hearted stamp set, the Swirls & Curls embossing folder, and the Nowfall Thinlits Dies. The Dies are part of the Snowflake Showcase collection that is only available through the end of November, or while supplies last. The white doily is actually a Colored Doily flipped over. And did you know you can heat emboss on vellum? Yes, you can! You just need to be careful not to overheat it, as it can burn (or even bubble) before card stock.The Warm Hearted stamp set has large sentiments for all the Autumn and Winter holidays:

Warm Hearted Stamp Set © Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Warm Hearted Stamp Set © Stampin’ Up!

 

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Warm Hearted Hostess stamp set handmade Christmas card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin' Up! Warm Hearted Hostess stamp set handmade Christmas card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin' Up! Warm Hearted Hostess stamp set handmade Christmas 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″
  • Crumb Cake CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Vellum CS cut to 1-1/4″ x 6″

Stamped with the Warm Hearted stamp set:

  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto the Vellum strip, then heat embossed in copper
  • NOTE: When stamping onto a slick surface, like Vellum, using the Stamparatus keeps the stamp from slipping and smearing the ink.

Die cut using the Snowfall Thinlits:

  • large snowflake from a scrap of copper glimmer paper

Embossed using the Swirls & Curls embossing folder:

  • Crumb Cake CS layer

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • copper snowflake glued onto the Crumb Cake CS layer
  • colored doily glued over the snowflake – I use glue because it gets down into the glitter to adhere.
  • ends of vellum strip wrapped around to the back of the Crumb Cake CS layer and adhered on the back using Snail or Tear & Tape
  • Crumb Cake CS layer glued onto the front of the card base

 

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 these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

 

Here’s the beautiful Snowflake Showcase!

It’s available only in November, so get yours before it’s gone!

 

This stamp set can be used all year long!

And this stamp set can be used every winter. 

 

You get 20 dies in this set! 20!!! And they go with both stamp sets, so they can be used all year long.

Snowfall Thinlits © Stampin’ Up!

Look at these adorable embellishments! They’re flat so they’re great for cards. I even made a pair of earrings!

Snowflake Trinkets © Stampin’ Up!

Click on the images below to see more details and to purchase the Snowflake Showcase items:

 

The White Velveteen Paper mentioned in the video is sold out and no longer available. 

 

 Here’s even more cool stuff you should check out:

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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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

 

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