Celebration Time and Lemon Zest Bundles for Gourmet Gum Gifts

Today’s project is a two-fer. I found these cute little packs of “gourmet gum” at Fresh Market and thought they would make great little gifts. I haven’t tasted them yet, but I’m thinking they might be pretty tasty. I mean, birthday cake and front porch lemonade? Yum! I made these gum holders for them: one using the Celebration Time Bundle and Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (DSP,) and the other using the Lemon Zest Bundle and Tutti-frutti DSP. 

Celebration Time Bundle © Stampin' Up!

Celebration Time Bundle © Stampin’ Up!

Lemon Zest Bundle © Stampin' Up!

Lemon Zest Bundle © Stampin’ Up!

 

Here’s what I made:

Celebration Time and Lemon Zest bundles birthday cake and lemonade gum gifts, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyCelebration Time bundle birthday cake gum gift, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyCelebration Time bundle birthday cake gum gift, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyCelebration Time bundle birthday cake gum gift, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyLemon Zest bundle lemonade gum gift, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyLemon Zest bundle lemonade gum gift, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Lemon Zest bundle lemonade gum gift, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Tempting Turquoise card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (DSP) cutt o 4″ x 3″
  • Wild Wasabi CS cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Tutti-frutti DSP (fruit) cut to 4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Tutti-frutti DSP (stripes) cut to 4″ x 3″

Stamped with the Celebration Time stamp set:

  • Let’s Eat Cake sentiment in Berry Burst ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Stamped with the Lemon Zest stamp set:

  • lemons in Daffodil Delight ink onto a scrap of Daffodil Delight CS
  • leaves in Wild Wasabi ink onto Wild Wasabi CS
  • NOTE: I added a black dot at the bottom of each lemon with a black marker.

Die cut using the Celebration Thinlits:

  • cake sentiment
  • bow from a scrap of Berry Burst CS

Cut using the Lemon Builder Punch:

  • lemons and leaves

Assembled the holders:

  • burnished the folds in the two CS bases with a Bone Folder
  • folded down the top right corner of each CS base and burnished the fold with a Bone Folder
  • Fresh Florals DSP glued onto the inside of the Tempting Turquoise CS base, and folded over the corner so the DSP showed on the outside
  • Tutti-frutti DSP (stripes) glued onto the inside of the Wild Wasabi CS base, and folded over the corner so the DSP showed on the outside
  • Tutti-frutti DSP (fruit) glued onto the front of the Wild Wasabi CS base, the top right corner not showing under the folded over corner of the base
  • Used a small bit of adhesive under the corners to keep them folded down.
  • bottom and side edges of the inside of the front of each CS base glued to the back of the bases
  • die cut cake glued onto the front of the Tempting Turquoise CS base
  • bow put together and glued onto the top of the cake
  • rhinestone applied to the center of the bow
  • lemons and leaves glued together, then adhered to the Tutti-frutti DSP (fruit) using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • inserted the gum packs into the holders

 

Here are today’s main colors for each holder:

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Swirly Scribbles Hello There

Today continues my posts of cards made by my Candy Hearts team members. Linda Krueger made this card using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, the Marbled background stamp, and the Pieces & Patterns stamp set. I love how the combo of Real Red and Crumb Cake inks on the background.

 

Here’s what she made:

 

Here’s what she did:

Cut and scored with here 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 layer cut at 4-1/8″  5-3/8″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Real Red CS cut to 4-1/4″ x 3/4″
  • Crumb Cake CS cut to 4-1/4″ x 1″

Stamped with the Marbled stamp set:

  • background in Real Red & Crumb Cake inks onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • NOTE: She used sponges to apply the two colors of ink onto the single stamp.

Stamped with the Patterns & Pieces stamp set:

  • sentiment in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • sentiment

Die cut using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies :

  • the round swirl from a scrap of Crumb Cake CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Crumb Cake CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Marbled layer glued onto the Crumb Cake CS layer
  • Crumb Cake CS strip glued onto the marbled layer
  • Real Red CS strip glued onto the Crumb Cake CS strip
  • die cut swirl glued onto the strips and marbled layer
  • sentiment glued over the swirl

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what she used:

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Lovely Words Over Stars

Hello, Sweet Stampers! I hope you’re having a lovely day, or evening, or afternoon, or whenever you’re reading this. I’m actually writing this from my bed, because my back went out. Not to worry though. A day or two in bed with drugs will make it feel much better. So if I seem a little loopy in my typing, please forgive me. It’s the drugs. Okay, just one drug, but it’s not something I would ever want to take and try to use heavy machinery. Okay, that’s enough about my whining. Let’s get to today’s card.

Actually I made this card a while back but never got around to posting it. I liked it when I made it, then later I hated it – I think the color combo is what got me. They aren’t colors I would usually think to use together, but I was trying to work outside my comfort zone. But now I like it again. (I’d love to hear what you think. Please comment below.) And it’s sooo easy to make…if you have a Big Shot. And really, if you’re gonna make cards, why wouldn’t you have a Big Shot? I mean, it’s a pretty amazing tool and you can do so much cool stuff with it. On today’s card I used it with two dies (from the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies and the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies) and the Oh My Stars embossing folder. Zip, zip, zip and you’re done! There isn’t even any stamping on this card! 

 
Lovely Words Thinlits Dies © Stampin' Up!

Lovely Words Thinlits Dies © Stampin’ Up!

Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies © Stampin' Up!

Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies © Stampin’ Up!

Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder © Stampin' Up!

Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder © Stampin’ Up!

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! oh my stars tief embossing folder and lovely day word thinlit dies and the lovely inside and out stamp set by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Smoky Slate card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″

Die cut using the Lovely Words Thinlits:

  • “lovely” in a heart from a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist CS
  • As you can see in the photo of this die set above, the dies cut out the shape from the paper, leaving the word intact. 

Die cut using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits:

  • around the “lovely” heart, to create a border, because I wanted just the thin heart border around the word. 

Dry Embossed with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder:

  • the front of the card base

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • die cut  glued onto onto the front of the card base
  • three silver star enamel shapes applied to the front of the card base
  • See, I told you it was easy!

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Here’s some cool stuff you should know:

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Teeny Tiny Wishes for a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day from Stamp Candy! #stampcandy

I wanted to use green for my project today, in honor of the holiday. I didn’t really find a good way to make shamrocks or clover that I haven’t already done. So I tried to create greenery along a wooden wall, and I used Glimmer Paper (yes, I did!) to add some sparkle. The Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (which should be in everyone’s collection) provided the sentiment. I hope you like what I came up with.

Here’s what I made:

Happy St Patrick's Day card made with Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Wood Textures paper, Myths & Magic glimmer paper, Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Happy St Patrick's Day card made with Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Wood Textures paper, Myths & Magic glimmer paper, Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Early Espresso card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper cut to 4″ x 3″
  • Whisper White Thick CS cut to 4″ x 2-3/8″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set:

  • sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink onto a scrap of the DSP

Die cut using the Detailed Floral Thinlits:

  • floral design from the 4″ x 5-1/4″ DSP

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • cut around the sentiment

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Glimmer Paper glued onto the back of the die cut area of the DSP layer
  • Whisper White Thick CS glued to the remainder of the back of the DSP
  • Glimmer Paper & Whisper White Thick CS (that are glued to the back of the DSP layer) glued to the front of the card base
  • Linen Thread adhered to the back of the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • sentiment adhered to the DSP layer using those same Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • small Pearl Basic Jewel colored with a Sharpie marker, then adhered to the DSP layer as if the sentiment was hanging from it
  • Very Vanilla CS glued to the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Here’s some cool stuff you should check out:

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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…

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

…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

 

Here’s how to get to the next stop on the hop:

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

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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