Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit Cards

Today I’m sharing the Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit. It includes all you need to make 16 cards, 4 each of 4 different designs:

  • 16 printed card bases
  • 16 printed envelopes
  • 8 sheets of laser-cut labels
  • 13 calligraphy practice sheets
  • 50 adhesive-backed sequins

The coordinating colors are Coastal Cabana, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, and Pear Pizzazz.

Here’s the kit:

Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit by Stampin' Up! makes 16 cards. #stampcandy

Here’s are the designs:

Stampin Up Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit and stamp set cards by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

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Broadway Star Cards & Holder for the APPT Blog Hop

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

It’s time for the APPT (A Paper Pumpkin Thing) Blog Hop for June. This month’s PP kit, called Broadway Star, coordinates with the new Broadway Bound suite in the annual catalog, and it is a winner winner chicken dinner! It’s all so fun and bright and cheery. You can’t help but smile. For today’s hop I made some small note cards and a holder to store them in.

There are so many different things you can make using this kit, especially when you combine it with the products in the suite. I decided to keep it rather simple. The Candle Embellishments are the only thing from the suite I used on my projects. I didn’t even use a stamp, even though the ones in the PP kit and the ones in the suite are terrific. 

This is the Paper Pumpkin kit…
Paper Pumpkin Kit june 2018, Broadway Star, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

…and this is the suite from the catalog.Broadway Bound Suite by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I made:

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • cut 3 black striped and 3 green cards down to 4-1/2″ x 6-3/4″, making sure to keep the score line centered, so once the cards are folded they measure 4-1/2″ x 3-3/8″ – in other words, cut 1″ x 8-1/2″ strip off the long side, and cut 7/8″ off each end
  • scored one of the envelopes 1/2″ in from either side and 1/2″ in from the bottom, then burnished the folds with a bone folder

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • cut away the outer edges of the envelope flap, that fall outside the score lines

Assembled the cards:

  • burnished the fold in the card bases with a Bone Folder
  • banners applied onto the front of the card bases (green onto the black card, and white onto the green card)
  • balloon applied to the left side of the card front
  • gold Hooray applied to the banner
  • tied bows with the black & gold twine from the kit and adhered them to the balloons on the green cards using a rolled up glue dot
  • applied self stick sequins to the front of the black & white cards

Assembled the holder:

  • applied a self stick red layer onto the front of the envelope
  • glued two cakes together to make a taller cake, then glued them onto the red layer
  • applied 5 gold candles onto the red layer
  • applied a self stick gold Hooray onto the front of the flap
  • used an Embossing Buddy to powder the bits of the Hooray that stick out from the flap, so they wouldn’t be sticky
  • with one hand inside the envelope and one hand outside, flattened the sides and bottom until they were square
  • tucked under the points at the bottom corners and glued them to the bottom of the holder
  • put the cards in the holder and tied it closed with a piece of the black & gold twine

 

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APPT Blog Hop April 2018 – You Are My Anchor

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

 

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for the April kit, You Are My Anchor. This is such a fun kit! The colors are great; the images are great; really everything about it is awesome. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it. I hope you enjoy the alternative projects I’ve made with it. After reading my post, be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the hop. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made.

Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin kit for April 2018 - You Are My Anchor

Here’s what I made:

Three different items: a bag, a pop up card, and a treat box.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

I used one of the matchbox covers from the kit to create this pop-up card.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

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I made this box from some of the note cards in the kit.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

Aren’t candies with sea salt appropriate for the theme?Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

When I saw the gold and white note cards in the kit, I knew I had to pair it with one of Stampin’ Up!’s Striped Treat Bags.

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Island Indigo card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″, for the card base
  • 2 Island Indigo striped note cards scored 1/2″ from each end, and 1/4″ from the bottom edge
  • 1 Island Indigo striped note card cut to 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • 1 Island Indigo anchor note card cut to 3″ x 3″, then scored 1/4″ from all four edges
  • a Calypso Coral note card cut to 3″ x 5-1/4″
  • 1 wave note card cut in half
  • 1 note card cut in half (doesn’t matter which design because I used the solid white side)

Stamped with the You Are My Anchor stamp set:

  • anchor, starfish, and “For You” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut round tags
  • “You’re a lifesaver” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • birds in Island Indigo ink onto the inside top of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • birds and boats in Island Indigo ink onto one of the wave not card halves
  • “Thanks” in Island Indigo ink onto the other wave note card halves
  • “Adventure awaits” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • anchor, wheel, boat, and starfish in Island Indigo ink onto the white stripes of the treat bag – I lined up the four stamps on one acrylic block and stamped them as one long stamp

Colored using an Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • 8″ piece of Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – color on both sides

Assembled the card, front:

  • fold in the Island Indigo CS card base burnished with a Bone Folder
  • a large round die cut glued onto the side of the 3″ x 5-1/4″ Calypso Coral note card piece
  • rope twine run through an Island Indigo anchor die cut, then wrapped around the front of the Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut, securing ends on the back using Glue Dots
  • NOTE: I covered the score line in the note card piece with the rope twine
  • Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut glued to the front of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • rope twine adhered to the back of a lifesaver die cut using Glue Dots, then the lifesaver adhered to the large round die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • “You’re a lifesaver” sentiment glued onto the front of the lifesaver die cut

Assembled the card, inside:

  • wave note card half with boats glued onto the back side of a matchbox cover
  • wave note card half with “Thanks” glued onto the top of the matchbox cover
  • 3″ x 3″ note card piece  glued to the inside of the Island Indigo CS card base, 1/8″ from the bottom edge, with the solid white side showing
  • bottom of matchbox cover and back of wave note card half glued onto the inside of the card base, as shown in photos
  • lighthouse die cut glued to the inside top of the card base

Assembled the box:

  • the two Island Indigo striped note cards glued together at the ends – at both intersections, one flap will be on the outside of the adjacent side, and the other flap will be on the inside of its adjacent side
  • using Paper Snips, cut along the score lines up the four corners only up to the horizontal score line
  • folded all four flaps toward the inside and glued them to the inside of the 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece, which will form the bottom of the box
  • cut along one score line at each corner of the 3″ x 3″ Island Indigo anchor note card piece
  • glued the resulting flaps to the inside of the adjacent sides
  • filled the box with goodies and put on the lid
  • 2 small die cut banners glued to the back of the small round die cut tag as shown
  • tied a piece of the rope twine around the box, through the tag, and tied in a box

Assembled the treat bag:

  • “Adventure awaits” banner and an Island Indigo die cut anchor glued to the front of a gold and white note card
  • top of treat bag folded over
  • note card, Island Indigo colored ribbon, and some rope twine clipped to the top of the treat bag using a Gold Library Clip

 Note: I used glue on these projects, but you can certainly use the Glue Dots that come with the kit. I just really like the glue.

Here’s the hop:

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

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APPT Blog Hop – May Good Things Grow

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

Hurray, it’s time for the March 2018 APPT blog hop! This month’s kit is called May Good Things Grow, and it is just lovely. Of course, we can’t leave well enough alone, so we used the kit to create alternate projects, just to give you some ideas. Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!

The kit makes cards that go is adorable envelopes that look like seed packs. I used the seed packs to make a card and a sour cream container. No, there isn’t sour cream in it, but it’s the shape of the little take out containers that sour cream comes in. It’s one of the easiest containers to make, and it’s even easier with a premade envelope. 

The card base is Fresh Fig card stock, but I used one of the kit card bases to cut a piece for the inside of the card. I used Fresh Fig ink, but the Early Espresso ink that comes in the kit would match equally as well.

Brads! There are brads in this kit! I’ve always liked using brads in my paper crafting – there are lots of things you can do with them.

At the bottom of this post, there’s a list of the products I used other than what’s in the kit. There aren’t many. This kit has so much in it, I can think of all sorts of things to make with it. I listed glue and Tear & Tape, because I prefer them, but the kit comes with glue dots – and a whole lot of Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

Here’s what I made:

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It’s so difficult to get Wink of Stella to show in a photo! The small amount you can see in this one just looks like tiny white specks:APPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyAPPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyAPPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Fresh Fig card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • front of one of the seed packs cut off and trimmed around the design
  • the flap off another seed packet cut off
  • cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece from a Crumb Cake card base

Stamped with the May Good Things Grow stamp set:

  • birthday sentiment in Fresh Fig ink onto one of the precut labels
  • friendship sentiment in Fresh Fig ink onto a larger precut label
  • scroll design in the four corners of the trimmed Crumb Cake card base

“Colored” using Clear Wink of Stella Pen:

  • all the color die cut flowers and leaves (not the monotone ones that are part of the large floral die cut)

Assembled the card:

  • seed pack front glued onto the front of the card base
  • large floral die cut adhered to the seed pack layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • single die cut pink and yellow flowers and one die cut leaf adhered over the large floral die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 2 brads attached to the larger label, then the label adhered to the large floral die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the sour cream container:

  • pinched the top of the bag perpendicular to the bottom, so the two side score lines touch (I also used snips to cut the edges straight)
  • put some goodies inside, then sealed the top shut with Tear & Tape
  • punched a hole through the top with the 1/8″ Circle Punch
  • put the Fresh Fig ribbon through the hole and tied a bow
  • glued a die cut flower and some die cut leaves to the front
  • glued on the birthday label

 APPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s the hop:

Click the NEXT button to go to the next stop on the hop, Melissa Thomas as Sea to Sea Stampin’. If you get lost, during the hop, use the list below to find your way.

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

Here are the colors in the kit:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used other than the Paper Pumpkin kit:

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APPT Blog Hop – Wildflower Wishes

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

It’s time for the APPT Blog Hop! This is my first time hopping with this talented group of stampers, and I’m thrilled to get to share, not only my alternative projects with you, but theirs as well. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is called Wildflower Wishes, and it makes some really lovely cards. I’ve used some of the pieces to make a different card and a coordinating treat bag gift card holder. I hope you like them. And I hope you follow the hop to see all the great projects created by these amazing demonstrators.

The Wildflower Wishes kit appears to be sold out, but the refills are still available, in case you need more pieces. It’s listed in the supply list near the bottom of this post. Remember, only Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase extra kits & refills.

 

Here’s what I made:

First the card…

Paper Pumpkin 02-2018 Wildflower Wishes alternate project by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

Paper Pumpkin 02-2018 Wildflower Wishes alternate project by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

…then the treat bag…

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…with a gift card holder inside.

Paper Pumpkin 02-2018 Wildflower Wishes alternate project by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

Paper Pumpkin 02-2018 Wildflower Wishes alternate project by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Garden Green card stock (CS) cut to 3-5/8″ x 5-1/4″
  • Garden Green CS cut to 3″ x 3-1/2″, then scored 1/4″ from both long sides and from one short side, for the gift card pocket

Cut using a 1″ Circle Punch:

  • a semicircular notch from the one non-scored side of the small Garden Green CS

Stamped with the Wildflower Wishes stamp set from the kit:

  • small flower image in Sahara Sand ink onto the front of one of the cards bases, and the front of the assembled treat bag (see below)

Die cut using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits:

  • larger bag piece from one of the card bases, lining up the score line of the card base with the score line of the die
  • NOTE: Since the card base height is shorter than the treat bag die, I ran it through twice with this die – the first time so the bottom flap of the bag got cut, and the second time so the zigzag top of the bag got cut. 
  • smaller bag piece from yet another card base, then used Paper Snips to trim the bottom edge so it would fit with the larger die cut piece

Assembled the card:

  • folded and burnished the score line in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • peeled a thank you tag away from its sheet, leaving the letters on the sheet
  • used a Sponge Dauber to ink the letters with Garden Green ink
  • applied letters to the card front
  • applied two green leafy stickers to the card front

Assembled the bag:

  • assembled the bag using Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the seams, first the side, then the back, then the bottom flap
  • stamped the small flowers in Sahara Sand inl onto the front of the bag (see above)
  • applied 8 of the same green leafy stickers to the back of the thank you tag, so the designs showed through the letters
  • NOTE: I was careful to save the inside pieces of the “a” and the “o”, and placed them over the leafy stickers
  • applied the tag to the front of the bag
  • used an Embossing Buddy on the back of the tag areas that stick out past the edge of the bag, so they wouldn’t be sticky
  • tied a bow with Garden Green ribbon and adhered it to the bag using Mini Glue Dots

Assembled the bag insert:

  • cut one of the short sides (the top) of the larger Garden Green CS with Paper Snips to resemble grass, then crinkled it with my fingers
  • folded and burnished the score lines in the small Garden Green CS with a Bone Folder
  • glued the three flaps to the front of the larger Garden Green CS, to create the pocket for the gift card

 

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

 

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