Stampin’ Up! Diaper Cake

I recently made my very first diaper cake. I know, I know, they’ve been ubiquitous at baby showers for years now, but somehow I just never got around to making one. Until now. It was surprisingly easy. The hardest part was getting all those diapers bundled together without them going every which way. It helps to have an extra pair of hands for that step. Otherwise it was a piece of cake. <wink>  I used the Moon Baby stamp set as well and the Pretty Kitty and Bella & Friends stamp sets, and the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP.) I used Powder Pink and Pool Party to create a gender neutral cake, for times when you don’t know the baby’s gender, or for when you know there are a boy AND a girl. 

Kittens and puppies seemed like an appropriate baby theme. I mean, they’re babies, too. So Pretty Kitty and Bella & Friends were the perfect stamp sets to use.

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! hand stamped diaper cake by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3″ x 12″, 4 pieces of one pattern for the bottom tier, and 3 pieces of another pattern for the top tier 

Stamped with the Pretty Kitty stamp set:

  • 6 cats in Memento black ink onto scraps of Whisper White card stock (CS)

Stamped with the Bella & Friends stamp set:

  • 6 dogs in Memento black ink onto scraps of Whisper White CS

Stamped with the Moon Baby stamp set:

  • 2 of the baby-on-moon images in Memento black ink onto scraps of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • cats, dogs, and babies
  • slightly larger circles from Powder Pink and Pool Party CS, to mat the stamped cat and dog images

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • cats & dogs in Pink Pirouette and Pool Party
  • babies in Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Ivory, and Bronze
  • one white doily in Pink Pirouette
  • one white doily in Pool Party
  • NOTE: I only colored the outer edges of the doilies, since most of the center would be covered up. I also learned – the hard way – to be sure to color the front side of the doily. The back side is too rough and will tear up the brush tip of your marker. Also, you can just use an ink pad to color the doilies.

Assembled the cake:

  • rolled individual diapers and held them with rubber bands
  • gathered enough diaper rolls together to create the bottom tier of the cake, and tied ribbon around to keep them together
  • did the same thing to create the smaller top tier of the cake
  • NOTE: I think I used about 50 diapers or so. It will depend on the diapers you use and on the size of your cake platter.
  • glued together the lengths of DSP and wrapped around each cake tier
  • glue the stamped images onto the larger die cut circles, then glued them onto the DSP strips
  • glued the two doilies together, lining up the holes around the edges
  • adhered a baby image to each side of the doilies using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • threaded a length of Solid Whisper White twine through the holes in the doilies at the top, and tied the ends to two wooden skewers
  • poked the skewers down into the cake, careful not to puncture the diapers

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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APPT Blog Hop April 2018 – You Are My Anchor

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

 

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for the April kit, You Are My Anchor. This is such a fun kit! The colors are great; the images are great; really everything about it is awesome. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it. I hope you enjoy the alternative projects I’ve made with it. After reading my post, be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the hop. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made.

Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin kit for April 2018 - You Are My Anchor

Here’s what I made:

Three different items: a bag, a pop up card, and a treat box.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

I used one of the matchbox covers from the kit to create this pop-up card.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandyPaper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandyPaper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

I made this box from some of the note cards in the kit.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

Aren’t candies with sea salt appropriate for the theme?Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

When I saw the gold and white note cards in the kit, I knew I had to pair it with one of Stampin’ Up!’s Striped Treat Bags.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Island Indigo card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″, for the card base
  • 2 Island Indigo striped note cards scored 1/2″ from each end, and 1/4″ from the bottom edge
  • 1 Island Indigo striped note card cut to 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • 1 Island Indigo anchor note card cut to 3″ x 3″, then scored 1/4″ from all four edges
  • a Calypso Coral note card cut to 3″ x 5-1/4″
  • 1 wave note card cut in half
  • 1 note card cut in half (doesn’t matter which design because I used the solid white side)

Stamped with the You Are My Anchor stamp set:

  • anchor, starfish, and “For You” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut round tags
  • “You’re a lifesaver” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • birds in Island Indigo ink onto the inside top of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • birds and boats in Island Indigo ink onto one of the wave not card halves
  • “Thanks” in Island Indigo ink onto the other wave note card halves
  • “Adventure awaits” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • anchor, wheel, boat, and starfish in Island Indigo ink onto the white stripes of the treat bag – I lined up the four stamps on one acrylic block and stamped them as one long stamp

Colored using an Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • 8″ piece of Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – color on both sides

Assembled the card, front:

  • fold in the Island Indigo CS card base burnished with a Bone Folder
  • a large round die cut glued onto the side of the 3″ x 5-1/4″ Calypso Coral note card piece
  • rope twine run through an Island Indigo anchor die cut, then wrapped around the front of the Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut, securing ends on the back using Glue Dots
  • NOTE: I covered the score line in the note card piece with the rope twine
  • Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut glued to the front of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • rope twine adhered to the back of a lifesaver die cut using Glue Dots, then the lifesaver adhered to the large round die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • “You’re a lifesaver” sentiment glued onto the front of the lifesaver die cut

Assembled the card, inside:

  • wave note card half with boats glued onto the back side of a matchbox cover
  • wave note card half with “Thanks” glued onto the top of the matchbox cover
  • 3″ x 3″ note card piece  glued to the inside of the Island Indigo CS card base, 1/8″ from the bottom edge, with the solid white side showing
  • bottom of matchbox cover and back of wave note card half glued onto the inside of the card base, as shown in photos
  • lighthouse die cut glued to the inside top of the card base

Assembled the box:

  • the two Island Indigo striped note cards glued together at the ends – at both intersections, one flap will be on the outside of the adjacent side, and the other flap will be on the inside of its adjacent side
  • using Paper Snips, cut along the score lines up the four corners only up to the horizontal score line
  • folded all four flaps toward the inside and glued them to the inside of the 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece, which will form the bottom of the box
  • cut along one score line at each corner of the 3″ x 3″ Island Indigo anchor note card piece
  • glued the resulting flaps to the inside of the adjacent sides
  • filled the box with goodies and put on the lid
  • 2 small die cut banners glued to the back of the small round die cut tag as shown
  • tied a piece of the rope twine around the box, through the tag, and tied in a box

Assembled the treat bag:

  • “Adventure awaits” banner and an Island Indigo die cut anchor glued to the front of a gold and white note card
  • top of treat bag folded over
  • note card, Island Indigo colored ribbon, and some rope twine clipped to the top of the treat bag using a Gold Library Clip

 Note: I used glue on these projects, but you can certainly use the Glue Dots that come with the kit. I just really like the glue.

Here’s the hop:

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

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 other than what came in the kit:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

 

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OnStage Sneak Peek – Rooted in Nature

Today I’m sharing another Make & Take card from Stampin’ Up!’s recent OnStage event. You can see the first one here. We used the new Rooted in Nature bundle, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Natures Twine, and Leaves Trinkets. This is a really lovely suite of products. I know you’ll want it when you see it!

Rooted in Nature stamp set © Stampin' Up!Natures Poem DSP © Stampin' Up!Leaves Trinkets © Stampin' Up!Nature's Twine © Stampin' Up!

Here’s what we made:

Happy Birthday card, Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog sneak peek - Detailed with Love stamp set, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Detailed Trio Punch, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Artisan Pearls. #stampcandy Happy Birthday card, Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog sneak peek - Detailed with Love stamp set, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Detailed Trio Punch, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Artisan Pearls. #stampcandy

Here’s what we did:

Cut and scored with a Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Soft Suede card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5″ – leaves
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 3-1/5″
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper (DSP) cut to 3-1/2″ x 3/4″ – stripes
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3″ x 1-1/8″

Stamped with the Rooted in Nature stamp set:

  • sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink onto the Whisper White CS piece
  • log cross section in Soft Suede ink onto the Very Vanilla CS
  • large leaf in Mint Macaron ink onto a scrap of Mint Macaron CS
  • small leaf in Grapefruit Grove ink onto a scrap of Grapefruit Grove CS

Die cut using the Nature’s Roots Framelits:

  • the two leaves

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • cut both leaves in half crosswise
  • notched one end of the small piece of DSP

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • large DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • leaves glued to the Very Vanilla CS layer, separating the halves so both ends will show behind the small pieces of paper
  • 2 Leaves Trinkets adhered to the Very Vanilla CS layer using Glue Dots
  • sentiment glued onto the small DSP, then both adhered to the Very Vanilla CS layer using stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Grapefruit Grove twine wrapped around the Very Vanilla CS layer, then tied in a bow
  • Very Vanilla CS layer glued onto the large DSP layer
  • I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla CS to the inside of the card base.

 

Here are today’s colors:

color scheme - Nature's Poem DSP, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I used:

These products will be available when the new catalog goes live June 1, 2018:
  • Rooted in Nature stamp set (available in a bundle with the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies)
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper
  • Nature’s Twine
  • Leaves Trinkets
  • Mint Macaron ink pad and card stock
  • Grapefruit Grove ink pad and card stock

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Lots of Lavender for a Lovely Card

Today’s card was made by the lovely and very talented Debbie Catlett, of Chattanooga, TN. Debbie is a member of my Candy Hearts team. This was a card she made for this month’s Creative Challenge at our March team gathering. She used the Lot of Lavender stamp set (available free with a $50 order only through Saturday!) and a piece of Petal Garden Designer Series Paper to create this beautiful card. Debbie always adds a little something to the inside of the card as well.

 

Here’s what she made:

Beautiful card made by Debbie Catlett, Candy Hearts, Lots of Lavender stamp set free during Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Debbie always decorates the inside of her cards:Beautiful card made by Debbie Catlett, Candy Hearts, Lots of Lavender stamp set free during Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what she did:

Cut and scored with her Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Rich Razzleberry card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Sweet Sugarplum CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (2 pieces)
  • Petal Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3″ x 5-1/4

Stamped with the Lots of Lavender stamp set:

  • bouquet in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • small flower with leaves in Basic Black ink onto the Sweet Sugarplum CS for the inside of the card

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • sentiment with a plain oval die
  • a scrap of Rich Razzleberry CS with a slightly larger scalloped oval die

Colored using Blender Pens:

  • bouquet in Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, and Lemon Lime Twist

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • stamped piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS glued onto the inside of the card base
  • plain Sweet Sugarplum CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP layer glued onto the Sweet Sugarplum CS layer
  • plain oval glued onto the scalloped oval
  • doily glued onto the back of the scalloped oval so it shows on one side
  • doily/oval glued onto the DSP layer (She used a retired doily. If you don’t have any of those, I recommend using the Delicate White Doilies.)
  • small bow tied with a double piece of Linen Thread, and adhered to the bouquet with a Mini Glue Dot

 

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:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

 

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Wishing Amazing You a Lovely Day

Today I get to share with you yet another card made one of my Candy Hearts team members, Debbie Catlett, for our February swap. She used the Amazing You stamp set (FREE with a $50 order, but only through March 31!), the Lovely Wishes Stamp set, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, and Stampin’ Blends Markers to create this stunning card 

 

Here’s what she made:

Made by Debbie Catlett, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, using the Amazing You stamp set

 

Here’s what (I think) she did:

Cut and scored with her Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Daffodil Delight card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Suede CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Amazing You stamp set:

  • flowers in Memento Black ink onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • one flower in Memento Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Stamped with the Lovely Wishes stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

  • sentiment with a stitched circle die

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • all flowers using the Dark and Light Daffodil Delight Markers

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • the flower stamped onto a Scrap of Whisper White CS

Assembled the card:

  • folded and burnished the score line in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Soft Suede CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • stamped Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Soft Suede CS layer
  • DSP glued onto the stamped layer
  • sentiment glued onto the DSP
  • loose flower adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • bow tied with Linen Thread, then adhered to the card front with a Mini Glue Dot
  • Glitter Enamel Dot applied to the center of the loose flower
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what she used:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

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