‘Tis the Season Candy Cane Card for GDP158

I created today’s card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge GDP158. I used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and the Candy Cane Builder Punch along with the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper to make a Christmas card in pink and green – one of my favorite holiday color combos.

 

Here’s the GDP158 sketch challenge:

GDP158 sketch challenge

 

Here’s what I made:

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″ (dot pattern)
  • Granny Apple Green CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 1/2″
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:

  • sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink onto the Whisper White CS strip

Cut using the 3/4″ Circle Punch:

  • both ends of the sentiment strip
  • NOTE: stick each end into the back of the punch down through the circle and punch

Cut using the Candy Cane Builder Punch:

  • 3 candy canes from a scrap of DSP (herringbone striped pattern)

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • candy canes glued onto the Granny Apple Green CS layer
  • twine wrapped around the Granny Apple Green CS layer, and secured on the back using Tear & Tape
  • another piece of twine tied in a bow aroun the first piece of twine, and secured to the Granny Apple Green CS layer using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot
  • Granny Apple Green CS layer glued over the DSP layer
  • sentiment adhered over the twine using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Optional: Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Here are the new Stamparatus Accessories!

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Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat)

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Frights & Delights for the APPT Blog Hop

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for September! This month’s kit is called Frights & Delight and it’s adorable! Using the directions in the kit, you can make 24 sweet little treat bags. We are featuring some alternative projects you can make using the pieces in the kit.

Here’s what I made:

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

APPT Blog Hop - September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Frights & Delights - alternative projects - Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Gorgeous Grape card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card
  • Gorgeous Grape CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 1-2/4″

Stamped with the Frights & Delights stamp set:

  • tiny spiders in Memento black ink onto the 3-3/4″ x 1-2/4″ Gorgeous Grape CS
  • sentiment and spiders in Memento black ink onto one of the tags

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • bottom off one of the bags

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • 5″ x 3-3/4″ Whisper White CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • three tags glued onto the Whisper White CS layer, including the stamped one 
  • 3 black bats glued onto the tags
  • 2 Gorgeous Grape word stickers applied onto the tags
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the score lines in the box, and assembled it
  • 3-3/4″ x 1-2/4″ stamped Gorgeous Grape CS glued onto the front of the box
  • silver word sticker applied onto the Gorgeous Grape CS
  • put treats inside the box
  • treat bag with bottom cut away gathered (with top and bottom at the sides) gathered and tied in the middle using the twine from the kit, and tied onto the top of the box

Here’s the Frights & Delights APPT Blog Hop:

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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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:

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Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

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  • 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.

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

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  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
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  • 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.
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Little Twinkle Congratulations Card

I made today’s card with the Twinkle Twinkle suite of products. I used the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Little Twinkle stamp set, Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins, and Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine. I also used the Banner Triple Punch and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. It’s meant to be congratulations card for new parents, but could also be for anyone with something new and exciting happening in their life, like a new house, now job, new marriage, even new brighter lighting!

 

Here’s what I made:

Twinkle Twinkle by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Twinkle Twinkle by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Pool Party card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ , then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (constellations)
  • DSP cut to 2″ x 5″ (stars)
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the cards – the Pool Party card base is light enough to write on without it

Stamped with the Little Twinkle stamp set:

  • sentiment in Pool Party ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • sentiment
  • scallop oval from a scrap of Pool Party CS

Cut using the Banner Triple Punch:

  • one end of the 2″ strip of DSP

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • larger DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • twine wrapped a few times around the DSP banner and tied in a bow
  • sentiment oval glued onto the Pool Party CS oval
  • Pool Party oval glued onto the DSP banner
  • DSP banner adhered to the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequin applied to the sentiment
  • Optional: Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Here are 3 amazing limited time offers – only 9 days left!:

1) Color Your Seasons Special, August 1-31, 2018, While Supplies Last!

Check out this new video from Stampin’ Up! about this special promotion:

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.

2) 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.

3) 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!
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Accented Blooms Card by Debbie Catlett

Today I get to share a card made by one of my talented team members, Debbie Catlett, of Chattanooga, TN. She used the Accented Blooms stamp set and Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 

 

Here’s what she made:

Accented Blooms card by Debbie Catlett, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Accented Blooms card by Debbie Catlett, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what she did:

Cut and scored with her Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Blackberry Bliss card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Accented Blooms stamp set:

  • floral image in black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

  • one circle from a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • one circle from a scrap of Blackberry Bliss CS

Cut using the Tailored Tag Punch:

  • sentiment

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • stamped floral image

Colored using Stampin’ Write Markers and a Blender Pen:

  • floral image in Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, Mossy Meadow, and So Saffron inks

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • two die cut circles glued onto the DSP layer
  • floral image glued over two die cut circles
  • sentiment glued onto the floral image
  • Blackberry Bliss twine tied into a bow and adhered to the card front using a Mini Glue Dot
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Accented Blooms card by Debbie Catlett, Stampin' Up! #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 she 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
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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!

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:

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