Love What You Do Thank You Card by Debbie Catlett

Today I get to share a card made by one of my amazing Candy Hearts team members, Debbie Catlett. She used the Love What You Do stamp set to create this simple and elegant thank you card.

Here’s what she made:

Love What You Do stamp set, thank you card by Debbie Catlett, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

 

Here’s what (I think) she did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz CS cut to 3-1/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3″ x 4-3/4″

Stamped with the Love What You Do stamp set:

  • flowers in Pear Pizzazz ink onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment in Highland Heather ink onto the Whisper White CS layer

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • flowers in Highland Heather

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Gorgeous Grape ribbon wrapped around the Whisper White CS layer and tied in a knot over the flower stems
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Pear Pizzazz CS layer
  • Pear Pizzazz CS layer glued onto the front of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what she used:

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Here are the new Stamparatus Accessories!

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Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go! (2 plates)

Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat)

Stamparatus Accessories Pack includes 2 Stamparatus plates, a foam mat, and grid paper.

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OSAT Blog Hop – I Need a Hero

One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop header

It’s time for the OSAT Blog Hop for September! This month’s theme is “I Need a Hero.” I opted to make a CAS eclipse card using the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Large Letters Framelits Dies. I also used the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, Classic Label Punch, and Festive Farmhouse Elements wooden embellishments. The coordinating Tiny Treat Box is made with the same DSP, and with Burlap ribbon and Frames Elements wooden embellishments. You can give these to any hero in your life.

Here’s what I made:

I Need A Hero card for ICS Blog Hop, made with Sunshine Sayings stamp set & Large Letters Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up #stampcandy

 

I Need A Hero card for OSAT Blog Hop, made with Sunshine Sayings stamp set & Large Letters Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up #stampcandy

 

I Need A Hero card for ICS Blog Hop, made with Sunshine Sayings stamp set & Large Letters Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up #stampcandy

 

I Need A Hero card for OSAT Blog Hop, made with Sunshine Sayings stamp set & Large Letters Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base
  • DSP cut to 2″ x 6″ and scored at 2″ and 4″
  • DSP cut to 2″ x 8″ and scored at 2″, 4″, and 6″

Stamped with the Sunshine Sayings stamp set:

  • card sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • box sentiment in black Stazon ink onto a wooden embellishment

Die cut using the Large Letters Framelits:

  • HERO from the DSP card layer, saving all the pieces

Cut using the Classic Label Punch:

  • card sentiment

Cut using the 1/2″ Circle Punch:

  • a semicircle from the front end of the 2″ x 8″ DSP strip

Colored using a Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • frame of the wooden element on the box in Basic Black

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • inside pieces of the die cut letters R and O glued in place onto the card base
  • die cut letters HERO adhered over the cut out spaces in the DSP layer using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • sentiment adhered onto the DSP layer using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 3 small wooden stars glued onto the card front as shown
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Assembled the box:

  • Burnished all scored lines in the two 2″ wide DSP strips.
  • Assembled a Tiny Treat Box
  • inserted the 8″ strip into the box, to line the front, bottom, back and lid, being sure to have the semicircle cut out in the front
  • inserted the 6″ strip into the box, to line the two sides and the bottom
  • put treats in the box and closed it up
  • wrapped Burlap ribbon around the box and adhered the ends to the back of the wooden element using Tear & Tape, just loose enough to be able to slide it on and off the box

 

Here’s the OSAT Blog Hop:

Click on the Next button to see Barb Millikin’s projects. You can use the guide below if you get lost during the hop.


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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

 

Here’s the new Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up:

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
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  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
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ICS Blog Hop – Passion for Punches

It’s time for the August edition of the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! This month our theme is Passion for Punches. I’ve decided to feature a brand new punch from the 2018 Holiday Catalog (which is now live!) It’s called the Sprig Punch and it’s part of the new Joyous Noel Suite on pages 28-29. You can buy it bundled with the Peaceful Noel stamp set to save 10%!

Peaceful Noel Bundle © Stampin' Up!

Peaceful Noel Bundle © Stampin’ Up!

 

For some reason I keep calling this a Twig Punch instead of Sprig Punch. Even though “Sprig” makes more sense, once I get something wrong like that in my head, it’s hard to remember the right word. So if I missed correcting “Twig” anywhere in this post, know that I mean “Sprig.” 

 

Here’s what I made:

ICS Blog Hop August 2018, Passion for Punches, Sprig Punch, Peaceful Noel Bundle, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 12″ x 3-1/4″
  • scored DSP along the long side at 4″, 6″, and 10″ 
  • scored DSP along the short side at 2″

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • cut away the two 2″ x 1-1/4″ sections from the DSP

Stamped with the Peaceful Noel stamp set:

  • sentiment in Merry Merlot ink onto a scrap of Shimmery White cardstock (CS)

Cut using the Sprig Punch:

  • 3 sprigs from a scrap of Tranquil Tide CS

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • sentiment

Decorated the box:

  • DSP glued onto a Lustrous White Mini Gable Box
  • *excess pieces trimmed around the top flaps of the box using Paper Snips
  • folded in bottom flaps of box, first the long tab with two arms, then the two short sides, then tucked in the long flap with one arm
  • put treats in the box, then closed the top by tucking the top tabs through the slots on the end tabs
  • ribbon tied around the box and tied in a bow, then *notched the ends of the ribbon using Paper Snips
  • sprigs glued onto the back of the sentiment
  • sentiment adhered onto the front of the box, over the ribbon, using Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Here’s where you click to get to the next stop on the hop:

 

 

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

 

 

Here’s the new Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up:

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
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Spooky Sweets in a Takeout Box

The Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow! Today I’m sharing another sneak peek. I CASEd this project right from page 51 of the catalog. It’s made using the Spooky Sweets bundle, the Takeout Thinlits Dies, and the Farmhouse Framelits Dies. 

CASE = copy and share everything OR copy and selectively edit

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Spooky Sweets stamp set and Takeout Thinlit dies make up this handmade gift idea by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy #stampcandy

 

 

Stampin' Up! So Santa stamp set has Santa on a scooter - so cute! Handmade card made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy #stampcandy

 

Stampin' Up! So Santa stamp set has Santa on a scooter - so cute! Handmade card made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Gray Granite  card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ 

Stamped with the Spooky Sweets stamp set:

  • bats in Memento black ink onto a scrap of Gray Granite CS
  • sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple green inks onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • NOTE: I colored the sentiment using Stampin’ Write Markers

Die Cut using the Takeout Thinlit Dies:

  • Takeout Box (2 pieces for one box) from the 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Gray Granite CS
  • NOTE: You can get 2 boxes (4 pieces) from an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of CS

Flecked using a Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • the outsides of the 2 box pieces in Basic Black
  • NOTE: I later realized the sample in the catalog was stamped with the textured image from the Spooky Sweets stamp set in black ink. That’s probably easier, and neater, than flicking ink from a marker.

Die cut using the Farmhouse Framelits:

  • fence from a scrap of Basic Black CS

Punched using the Spooky Bat Punch:

  • bats

Punched using the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch:

  • sentiment

Assembled the box:

  • burnished the folds in the 2 box pieces with a Bone Folder
  • 2 box pieces glued together on the bottom and along two sides (Tear & Tape is also a good choice for this)
  • closed the top of the box (after putting treats inside)
  • used my fingers to bend pieces of the fence
  • fence glued onto the front of the box, and the ends trimmed away using Paper Snips
  • sentiment adhered onto the front of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • one bat glued onto the sentiment, and the other bat glued onto the box
  • tied a piece of Granny Apple Green ribbon around the box and tied a bow

 

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

 

Here’s the new Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up!

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Item number 149903
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.

 

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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:

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Price: $110.00

 

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1) Color Your Seasons Special

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  • For every $50 you spend on an order in August, you will receive a $5 coupon to use in September!
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Here’s the new Dashing Along special that begins tomorrow!

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Item number 149903
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • All order types qualify, whether it’s a workshop with a host, and individual order, and online order, or a demonstrator order.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.

 

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