Blow Out the Candles and Eat Cake Card

Today I’m sharing another card I made using the Blow Out the Candles stamp set. I also used the coordinating Candles & Confetti Framelits Dies on this one. (You can buy them bundled together to save 10%!) I didn’t really pay much attention to this set at first, but now that I’ve been playing with it, I realize how much fun it is. I mean, look at all those adorable birthday candles on this card. Cute!

Here’s what I made:

Blow Out the Candles bundle and Eat Cake birthday card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Blow Out the Candles bundle and Eat Cake birthday card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Mint Macaron card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Petal Pink CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 1/2″
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″

Stamped with the Blow Out the Candles stamp set:

  • sentiment in Mint Macaron ink onto the Whisper White CS strip
  • candles in Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, and Mint Macaron inks onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Candles & Confetti Framelits:

  • candles
  • confetti from each end of the Petal Pink CS layer

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • candles glued onto the Petal Pink CS layer
  • sentiment strip glued over the candles
  • Petal Pink CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • 5 sequins applied to the card front
  • Optional: 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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Price: $110.00

 

 

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

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  • 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
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Falling for Leaves for IRBH

Welcome to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop for August! For today’s card, I used a brand new bundle from the 2018 Holiday Catalog called Falling For Leaves (Falling For Leaves stamp set and Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies.) There are some spectacular images in this bundle. I used one of the simplest ones today. Don’t you just love sneak peeks?

Falling For Leaves Bundle © Stampin' Up!

Falling For Leaves Bundle © Stampin’ Up!

This year’s IRBH themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Dog Days Are Over.” You can hear the song at the bottom of this post. While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors – you might even see a dog or two! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

 

Here’s what I made:

Falling for Leaves bundle thinking of you card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Falling for Leaves bundle thinking of you card, 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″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Falling For Leaves stamp set:

  • leaf image in Memento Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS (3 times)
  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto the 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White CS layer
  • NOTE: I only used part of the sentiment stamp. I put the stamp on my Stamparatus and colored only the part I wanted to use using a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, then stamped it onto the CS.
Falling For Leaves Bundle © Stampin' Up!

Falling For Leaves Bundle © Stampin’ Up!

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • 3 stamped leaves in Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight

Die cut using the Detailed Leaves Thinlits:

  • 3 stamped leaves

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • larger Basic Black CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP layer glued onto the larger Basic Black layer
  • smaller Basic Black layer glued over the DSP layer
  • stamped Whisper White layer glued onto the smaller Basic Black layer
  • 3 leaves glued onto the stamped layer
  • pulled just a few strands from a piece of Grapefruit Grove twine, then tied them in a bow around the leaf stems

 

Here’s the hop:

I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopLinda Krueger at The Stamp Coach. There’s a lot of inspiration to be found in this group, and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy  <— YOU ARE HERE
  9. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

 

 

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.

Here are 3 amazing limited time offers:

1) Buy 10 Stampin’ Ink pads in August and get one FREE!!

  • Buy any 10 ink pads from me in August, I will give you another one FREE!
  • Contact me to place your order, so I can add your FREE ink pad!

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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!

These are the 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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Here’s the song Dog Days Are Over:

 

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Peaceful Reflection Stamparatus Wreath Card

Today I’m finally getting around to posting a card with a Stamparatus wreath. I used two images from the Peaceful Reflections stamp set. The one I used as a flower is actually a butterfly, but when you stamp it around in a circle like this, you can make a wreath out of just about any image.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stamparatus wreath card made with Peaceful Reflection stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Stamparatus wreath card made with Peaceful Reflection stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Stamparatus wreath card made with Peaceful Reflection stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Pineapple Punch card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card. Not needed because the Pineapple Punch card base is light enough to write on.

Die cut using the Layering Squares Framelits:

  • a piece of Whisper White CS using the largest plain square die
  • the same piece a second time, cutting it diagonally across the first cut
  • This created the template for the wreath.

Die cut using the Foliage Frame Framelits:

  • leafy frame from a scrap of Granny Apple Green CS

Stamped with the Peaceful Reflections stamp set:

  • sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • butterfly/flower in Pineapple Punch ink onto the Whisper White CS die cut square, in a circle on the Stamparatus
  • leaf in Granny Apple Green ink onto the Whisper White CS die cut square, in a circle on the Stamparatus
  • NOTE: See the Stamparatus wreath technique below.

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • one scalloped circle from a scrap of Granny Apple Green CS
  • one slightly larger scalloped circle from a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • stamped wreath using a plain circle die

Cut using the Classic Label Punch:

  • sentiment

Cut using the 1″ Circle Punch:

  • center cut from the stamped circle

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • stamped wreath glued onto the leafy frame
  • leafy frame glued onto the Granny Apple Green scalloped circle
  • Granny Apple Green scalloped circle glued onto the Whisper White scalloped circle
  • sentiment glued onto a scrap of Pineapple Punch CS, then trimmed around the edges with Paper Snips to create the mat
  • sentiment adhered over the stamped wreath using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White Tulle Ribbon adhered to the front of the card base using Tear & Tape, or Snail, just in the center
  • Whisper White scalloped circle glued over the ribbon, onto the front of the card base

 

Here’s the Stamparatus Wreath Technique:

Create the template:

  • Die cut a square from a piece of card stock.
  • Turn the die 45 degrees and cut again, to make an 8 pointed star.
  • Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy

Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy

Stamp the wreath:

  • Place the template in the Stamparatus and hold in place with a magnet.
  • Lay the die cut square in the template.
  • Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy
  • Line up one of the stamps with the square, then stamp.
  • Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy
  • Move the square around to the next point, and stamp again. (I used darker ink in this example so you could see it better.)
  • Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy
  • Continue all around until you’ve stamped it 8 times, once at each point.
  • At this point you can line up another stamp, or move the stamp you were using to another spot on the square. Then stamp another 8 times. You can keep adding layers like this as long as you want.
  • Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy
  • Be sure to keep the template for future use.

 

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.

 

Here are 2 amazing limited time offers from Stampin’ Up!:

1) Paper Pumpkin Sale, through August 10, 2018

  • Subscribe between now and August 10
  • Use promo code BLOOM0818
  • Get 50% off your first kit
  • CLICK HERE to subscribe

PP 50% off!

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.

 

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

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Varied Vases for ICS Autumn Blog Hop

This month on the ICS Blog Hop we’re featuring three returning colors. I’ve used the Varied Vases bundle (Varied Vases stamp set and Vases Builder Punch) to create a card that uses all three. 

Here are the colors:

ICS Blog Hop August 2018 Color Challenge #stampcandy

Here’s what I made:

card made using the Varied Vases stamp set and Vase Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

card made using the Varied Vases stamp set and Vase Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (Blackberry Bliss pattern)
  • Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) cut to 3-1/2″ x 4″ (Coastal Cabana pattern)
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 3-1/4″ x 3-7/8″
  • Nature’s Poem DSP cut to 3-1/4″ x 3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-1/8″ x 5/8″

Stamped with the Varied Vases stamp set:

  • vase in Blackberry Bliss ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • 3 flowers in Flirty Flamingo ink onto a scrap of Flirty Flamingo CS
  • 3 stems in Coastal Cabana ink onto the 3-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink onto the 3-1/8″ x 5/8″ Whisper White CS strip

Cut using the Vases Builder Punch:

  • stamped images: vase and 3 flowers
  • 2 leaves from a scrap of the Tea Room SDSP

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Nature’s Poem DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Tea Room SDSP layer glued onto the Nature’s Poem DSP layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Tea Room SDSP layer
  • vase, leaves, and flowers glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment glued onto the Nature’s Poem DSP strip
  • Nature’s Poem DSP strip adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • one Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dot applied to the sentiment

Here’s the hop:

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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!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here are 2 amazing limited time offers from Stampin’ Up!:

1) Paper Pumpkin Sale, through August 10, 2018

  • Subscribe between now and August 10
  • Use promo code BLOOM0818
  • Get 50% off your first kit
  • CLICK HERE to subscribe

PP 50% off!

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.

 

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

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Time for Tea Cheers Card

I made today’s card using the Tea Room Suite of products: Time for Tea stamp set, Spot of Tea Framelits Dies, Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper, Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, and Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack. This DSP has some beautiful designs, but I think this one with the little spoons is one of my favorites. It reminds me of old fabric patterns from decades long past, maybe for an apron.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin Up Time for Tea Cheers handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin Up Time for Tea Cheers handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Coastal Cabana card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Calypso Coral CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Optional: Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Time For Tea stamp set:

  • sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • cup & saucer in Coastal Cabana ink onto a scrap of Coastal Cabana CS

Die cut using the Spot of Tea Framelits:

  • sentiment with the smaller round die
  • a scrap of Calypso Coral CS with the larger round die
  • cup & saucer with the cup & saucer die

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Coastal Cabana CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP layer glued onto the Coastal Cabana CS layer
  • sentiment glued onto the Calypso Coral die cut
  • Coastal Cabana ribbon laced through the holes of the Calypso Coral die cut, with the ends coming out the front of the two holes at the bottom
  • cut the handle off a copper spoon sticker and applied it to the cup
  • cup & saucer glued onto the die cuts, below the sentiment
  • tied a bow with the ribbon
  • adhered die cuts to the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Optional: Very Vanilla CS layer glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Stampin Up Time for Tea Cheers handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

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.

 

Here are 3 amazing limited time offers:

1) Free ink pads:

  • Join my team by July 31 and receive a family of 10 ink pads for free!
  • In addition to everything you already get with the Starter Kit!
  • Click the image for more information

Free ink pads when you join my team in July 2018! #stampcandy Stampin' Up!

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

DSP Sale July 2018, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

3) Paper Pumpkin Sale:

  • Subscribe between now and August 10
  • Use promo code BLOOM0818
  • Get 50% off your first kit
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PP 50% off!

Here’s some more stuff you should check out:

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!