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

 

Here’s a video with instructions:

Here’s what you’ll need:

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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!
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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
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3) Paper Pumpkin Sale:

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Thank you from Alaska!!!

Thanks to my wonderful customers and team members, today I leave for the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip, an Alaskan Cruise! I wouldn’t be going on this trip without you! Scroll down for my Alaskan thank you special!

Here’s the cruise itinerary:

Hubby and I will spend a few extra days in Seattle after the cruise. So I’ll see you in August! Don’t worry, I have blog posts scheduled to post every day while I’m gone. 

 

Here’s my Alaskan special to thank you:

  • DOUBLE GUMBALL REWARDS!!!
  • July 18-31, 2018
  • Earn 2 Gumballs for every $50 you spend on an order!
  • No limit to the number of Gumballs you can earn!
  • CLICK HERE for details on my Gumball Rewards Program

 

There are still 3 amazing limited time offers from Stampin’ Up!:

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

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3) Paper Pumpkin Sale:

  • Subscribe between now and August 10
  • Use promo code BLOOM0818
  • Get 50% off your first kit
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Painted Glass Thank You Card

The Painted Glass stamp set has sentiments in a beautiful font, like the one on today’s card. The Graceful Glass Designer Vellum is exquisite, especially when you color it with markers. Check out this card made by Judy Newsome, one of my Candy Hearts team members.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin Up Graceful Glass DSP and Painted Glass handmade thank you card by Judy Newsome #stampcandy

 

Stampin Up Graceful Glass DSP and Painted Glass handmade thank you card by Judy Newsome #stampcandy

 

 

Here’s what (I think) she did:

Cut and scored with a Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Bermuda Bay card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Daffodil Delight CS cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Graceful Glass Designer Vellum cut to 3″ x 3″
  • So Saffron CS cut to 2-3/4″ x 5/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Painted Glass stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto the So Saffron CS strip

Die cut using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies:

  • grid design from the bottom of the Daffodil Delight CS layer (save cut out pieces)

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • notched the ends of the So Saffron CS strip

Colored using Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • the designer vellum in Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, and Soft Sea Foam
  • NOTE: color on the back side of the vellum, then very gently set the ink with a heat tool

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Daffodil Delight CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • vellum adhered to the Daffodil Delight CS layer using a Mini Glue Dot at each corner
  • sentiment adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight ribbon tied in a bow and adhered using a Mini Glue Dot
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base
  • three of the saved Daffodil Delight cut out pieces glued onto the Whisper White CS inside the card

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what she used:

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Here are two amazing July 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

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Kindness & Compassion for the OSAT Blog Hop

One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop header

It’s time for the July OSAT Blog Hop. This month’s theme is Creature Comforts. and we’re featuring animal themed projects. For my projects today, I used the Kindness & Compassion stamp set with the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum to create a thank you card and a box for the bird lover in your life.

There is an accidental technique used on these projects. I colored the vellum on the back with Stampin’ Write Markers and let them dry. Then I used a sponge to spread glue all over the back, and the ink smeared and created a marbled effect. I liked it so much that I repeated it on the second one.

Here’s what I made:

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Kindness & Compassion stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Mini Gable Box, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Petal Pink 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 2-1/2″ x 7/8″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 2-5/8″ x 1″
  • Graceful Glass Designer Vellum cut to 5-1/4″ x 2″ (birds)
  • Graceful Glass Designer Vellum cut to 5-1/4″ x 1″ (grid, 2 pieces)
  • Basic Black CS cut to 4″ x 2″
  • Petal Pink CS cut to 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″
  • Graceful Glass Vellum cut to 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ (birds)

Stamped with the Kindness & Compassion stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto the 2-1/2″ x 7/8″ Petal Pink CS

Colored using Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • birds in Real Red, Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral, Blueberry Bushel, and Pineapple Punch
  • NOTE: color on the back of the vellum and let dry (can use Heat Tool to speed drying)

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • vellum birds glued onto the front of the card base
  • two vellum grids glued onto the front of the card base, above and below the birds
  • sentiment glued onto the 2-5/8″ x 1″ Basic Black CS
  • 2-5/8″ x 1″ Basic Black CS adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the box:

  • 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ vellum birds glued onto the 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ Petal Pink CS
  • 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ Petal Pink CS glued onto the 4″ x 2″ Basic Black CS
  • 4″ x 2″ Basic Black CS glued onto the gable box side
  • black satin ribbon tied in a bow around the top of the box

Here’s the hop:

Click on the Next button to hop to the next stop, Jo Anne Hewins of Luv 2 Create:

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Use this list if you get lost along 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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here are two amazing July 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

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Sea of Textures Thanks for Reaching Out Card

When you want to thank someone for reaching out to you, how better to do it than with an octopus? With eight legs, an octopus can to a lot of reaching out. I used the Sea of Textures bundle (Sea of Textures stamp set & Under the Sea Framelits Dies) along with the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper to create this nautical thank you card. The Crumb Cake twine, from the Nature’s Twine pack, is perfect for the look of nautical rope. 

 

Here’s what I made:

Thanks for reaching out. Card madw using the Sea of Textures stamp set, Under the Sea Framelits Dies, and Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Thanks for reaching out. Card madw using the Sea of Textures stamp set, Under the Sea Framelits Dies, and Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Sahara Sand card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • night of Navy CS cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (blue pattern)
  • DSP cut to 4″ x 1″ (Fresh Fig Pattern)
  • Sahara Sand CS cut to 1-1/2″ x 3/4″
  • Optional: Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card. The Sahara Sand card base is so light, you really don’t need the Very Vanilla piece.

Stamped with the Sea of Textures stamp set:

  • octopus in Fresh Fig ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla 
  • sentiment in Fresh Fig ink onto the 1-1/2″ x 3/4″ piece of Sahara Sand CS (It may be easier for you to stamp the sentiment first, then cut around it.)

Colored using a Sponge Dauber:

  • just the very edges of the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink

Die cut using the Under the Sea Framelits:

  • octopus
  • fish net from a scrap of Sahara Sand CS
  • NOTE: Depending on your cutter, it may be helpful to use the Precision Base Plate to cut the fish net. Do not use the Precision Base Plate with the octopus die, which doesn’t have much metal and will warp.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Night of Navy CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • large DSP layer glued onto the Night of Navy CS layer
  • Crumb Cake twine wrapped around the small strip of DSP and secured on the back with Tear & Tape
  • DSP strip glued onto the large DSP layer
  • die cut fish net glued over the DSP strip
  • octopus glued over the fishnet
  • another piece of the twine tied into a small bow and adhered to the small DSP strip with a Mini Glue Dot, to the left of the octopus
  • sentiment glued onto the bottom right corner of the large DSP layer
  • Optional: Very Vanilla CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here’s 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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

 

Here’s some information for you:

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!