Sweetest Happy Birthday with Circle Punches

Today’s project is a fun birthday card made with the Sweetest Thing stamp set and How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper from the new How Sweet It Is suite (pages 14-15 in the 2019 Occasions catalog.) I used assorted Circle punches to cut card stock balloons, and Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon to anchor them. I think the little Whisper White twine bow is the perfect finish. 

Here’s what I made:

Happy Birthday card made with the Sweetest Thing stamp set, Circle Punches, How Sweet It Is paper, Gorgeous Grape ribbon, Whisper White twine by Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford of Stampin' Up!

 

Happy Birthday card made with the Sweetest Thing stamp set, Circle Punches, How Sweet It Is paper, Gorgeous Grape ribbon, Whisper White twine by Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford of Stampin' Up!

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Gorgeous Grape card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • How Sweet It Is 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 Sweetest Thing stamp set:

  • sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using Circle Punch sizes 1/2″ up to 1-3/4″:

  • sentiment
  • assorted sizes from scraps of Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, and Gorgeous Grape CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • beginning with the sentiment, punched circles glued together, building out from the center
  • 5 pieces of ribbon adhered onto the DSP layer using Tear & Tape, crossing in the middle
  • twine tied around ribbon and tied in a bow
  • circle cluster adhered over the tops of the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Happy Birthday card made with the Sweetest Thing stamp set, Circle Punches, How Sweet It Is paper, Gorgeous Grape ribbon, Whisper White twine by Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford of Stampin' Up!

S

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.

 

S

Here’s more cool stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 

Takeout Treat Box for Christmas

Today I’m sharing a fun little Takeout Treat Box I made for a group of stampers at my retreat last month. I used the Takeout Thinlits Dies to cut the box out of Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper. I tied a piece of Basic Black Solid Twine around the box, and the finishing touch is a little wooden element I painted with Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint, adhered using a Mini Glue Dot. Easy peasy quick and easy!

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Takeout Thinlit Dies meet Broadway Bound DSP gift box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Die cut using the Takeout Thinlits:

  • two pieces of Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Colored using a Stampin’ Sponge:

  • tree from the Festive Farmhouse Elements in Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint

Assembled the Takeout Treat Box:

  • burnished the folds in the DSP pieces with a Bone Folder
  • DSP pieces glued together on the bottom and up all four sides
  • inserted treats into the box, and closed the top
  • tied Basic Black Solid Twine around the box and tied it in a bow
  • adhered tree element using a Mini Glue Dot

Stampin' Up! Takeout Thinlit Dies meet Broadway Bound DSP gift 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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s the Year-End Closeout! 

The Year-End Closeout has officially begun! During this promotion, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

button - free catalog
Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions/Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

Here’s more stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 

Let Heaven and Nature Sing with the Christmas Traditions Punch Box

Let Heaven & Nature Sing is just one of the six sentiments in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box set. Today I’ve combined it with a doily colored with shimmer paint, baker’s twine, Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper, and a Gold Foil Edged Card & Envelope.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin Up Christmas Traditions Punch Box foil edge cards and evelopes by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin Up Christmas Traditions Punch Box foil edge cards and evelopes by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy  Stampin Up Christmas Traditions Punch Box foil edge cards and evelopes by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Santa’s Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ 
  • envelope flap traced onto a piece of the DSP with a pencil, then cut along the lines
  • make the DSP about 1/2″ skinnier than the envelope, so it will fit inside

Stamped with the Christmas Traditions stamp set:

  • sentiment in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick card stock (CS)
  • NOTE: I used the thick CS because it is sturdier than the regular Whisper White CS, and fares better when held up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Punched using the Christmas Traditions Punch:

  • sentiment

Colored using Shimmer Paint:

  • the back of a Colored Doily in Vegas Gold with a wedge of a Stampin’ Sponge

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Tear & Tape adhesive applied horizontally across the DSP layer and wrapped around to the back
  • enough pieces (4 or 5) of Garden Green & White Baker’s Twine adhered onto the Tear & Tape to cover the adhesive, wrapping the ends around to the back of the DSP layer
  • punched sentiment glued onto the front of the painted doily
  • painted doily/sentiment adhered over the twine using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • DSP layer adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the envelope:

  • inserted the DSP into the envelope and glued it to the inside, making sure to push the DSP down past the envelope adhesive, so you can still wet the adhesive to seal the envelope

 

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 how to shop 2019 Occasions/Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

Here’s more stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

Dashing Along Snowflake Showcase Faceted Ornament

Recently I saw a video for a die that cut out the parts for this ornament, but I thought I could do it myself. So I did! It looks much more complicated than it is. It’s just one piece of paper scored and folded, with a few pieces cut away. Add a piece of twine or ribbon and some glue and you’re done! I used the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Snowfall Thinlits Dies to decorate the ornament. By the way, the Dashing Along DSP was a limited time offer that expired, but it’s back while supplies last!!!

Today is the last day to order the Showflake Showcase products! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for details.

 

Here’s what I made:

Snowfall Thinlits, Snowflake Showcase, faceted ornament, Christmas ornament, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Snowfall Thinlits, Snowflake Showcase, faceted ornament, Christmas ornament, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Snowfall Thinlits, Snowflake Showcase, faceted ornament, Christmas ornament, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Garden Green card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/4″ x 5″
  • the same Garden Green CS scored every 1″ in both directions
  • the same Garden Green CS scored diagonally in 8 squares as shown in diagram below
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3/4″ x 3/4″ (4 pieces)
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 1/2″ x 1/2″ (4 pieces)

Die cut using the Snowfall Thinlits:

  • 12 snowflakes from a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • remove the green shaded areas shown in the diagram

Cut using a 1/8″ Circle Punch:

  • a hole in the center of the four flaps that will form the top of the box

Assembled the faceted ornament:

  • burnished all the folds in the Garden Green CS
  • glued the tab to the inside of the opposite end
  • folded in the four tabs that form the bottom, pushing in the diagonally scored areas, and glued the tabs together
  • NOTE: I think it’s easiest to fold in two opposite flaps and glue together, because it’s easier to keep them square, then to glue the other two opposite flaps. 
  • twine looped and tied a knot. then strung through the holes in the four top flaps, leaving the knot on the inside of the ornament, and pushing the flaps down to the knot. The flaps pulling outward against the twine holds them in place.
  • DSP pieces onto the Whisper White CS pieces
  • Whisper White CS pieces glued onto four of the panels – every other panel around the middle of the ornament
  • snowflakes glued onto the remaining 12 square panels of the ornament

You can put treats in the ornament. I recommend gluing the top flaps together, and leaving the bottom flaps open to insert the goodies. Then apply thin velcro pieces to the bottom flaps so the recipient can easily get to the goodies inside. I haven’t actually tried this yet but I have ordered some velcro to try it. I’ll let you know how it works. These are the ones I’ve ordered.

faceted ornament template #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:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s the beautiful Snowflake Showcase!

It’s available only in November, so get yours before it’s gone!

 

The Happiness Surrounds stamp set can be used all year long!

Happiness Surrounds stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

 

And the Snow is Glistening stamp set can be used all winter long. 

Snow is Glistening stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

 

You get 20 dies in this set! 20!!! And they go with both stamp sets, so they can be used all year long.

Snowfall Thinlits © Stampin’ Up!

 

Look at these adorable embellishments! They’re flat so they’re great for cards. I even made a pair of earrings!

Snowflake Trinkets © Stampin’ Up!

 

Click on the images below to see more details and to purchase the Snowflake Showcase items:

 

The White Velveteen Paper mentioned in the video is sold out and no longer available. 

 

 Here’s even more cool stuff you should check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Peaceful Poinsettia Christmas Wishes

I’m baaaaaaaack! I apologize for not posting in so long. I’ve had serious internet connectivity issues. But now I’m here to share this lovely Christmas card with you. I used the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set and a Blender Pen to create the images, and the Layering Oval Framelits Dies to cut out the sentiment. I added a little Garden Green & Whisper White Baker’s Twine to add a little somethin’ somethin’.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin Up Peaceful Pointsettia bundle handmade Christmas Card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin Up Peaceful Pointsettia bundle handmade Christmas Card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Garden Green card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Cherry Cobbler CS cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (2 pieces)

Stamped with the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set:

  • floral image in Memento Black ink onto the Whisper White CS layer, once at the top, and once at the bottom (flipped)
  • sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • sentiment
  • a scrap of Garden Green CS, slightly larger than the sentiment

Colored using a Blender Pen:

  • poinsettias and berries in Cherry Cobbler ink
  • leaves in Garden Green ink
  • flower centers in Crushed Curry ink

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Cherry Cobbler CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • stamped Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Cherry Cobbler CS layer
  • sentiment glued onto the Garden Green die cut oval
  • Garden Green Baker’s Twine wound around my hand then adhered to the back of the Garden Green CS oval
  • Garden Green CS oval adhered onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • remaining Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

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.

Price: $110.00

 

 

 Here’s some cool stuff you should check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!