Happy New Year 2018 in Large Numbers!

Happy New Year! Today’s card should look familiar. It’s very much like my team’s swap cards that I posted yesterday. I did make mine several weeks ago, but was saving it for today. The Large Numbers Framelits Dies make the Eclipse Technique super quick and easy (the magic words.) I also used the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper (DSP) and a Silver Foil Sheet. The sentiment inside the card is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, which in my opinion, should be in everyones’ stamp collection. There’s a sentiment for almost any occasion, and all the different fonts are great. Check out the cute font on the one I used on today’s card.

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set © Stampin’ Up!

Large Numbers Framelits Dies © Stampin’ Up!

Here’s what I made:

Happy New Year card made with Year of Cheer DSP, Large Letters Framelits Dies, and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Happy New Year card made with Year of Cheer DSP, Large Letters Framelits Dies, and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Happy New Year card made with Year of Cheer DSP, Large Letters Framelits Dies, and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Silver Foil Sheet cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″

Stamped with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set:

  • sentiment in Basic Black ink onto the Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Large Numbers Framelits:

  • 2018 cut from the DSP

Assembled the card:

  • Silver Foil layer adhered to the front of the card base with Fast Fuse
  • DSP layer adhered to the Silver Foil layer with Fast Fuse
  • 2018 adhered with Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Whisper White CS glued to 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 the images for more details and to purchase.

 

 
Here’s some stuff you should know:
  • Newsletter: subscribe for exclusive deals, projects, and more! Enter your email address and click SUBSCRIBE at the top right of this page, just under the picture of my smiling face.
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  • SAB Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE by January 13!
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Host Code for the month of January (XNNMNZSZ) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • January’s FREE gift: Silver Embossing Paste – Find out more HERE.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE.

 

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Have a Happy and Safe New Year’s Eve!

Whether you go out partying all night or just run around the corner for a minute, please be careful out there. I hope you all have a very happy – and safe – New Year’s Eve.

On December 17, I hosted the December Candy Hearts Team Meeting and Christmas Shindig. We had a lot of fun with demonstrations, Make & Takes, yummy food, and talking – and yes there was a whole lot of laughing. Our swap theme was New Year’s, so today I’m sharing the Hearts’ swap cards. I know you’ll agree with me when I say that these are some very talented card makers. 

 

Here’s what they made:

Debbie’s card has a Whisper White card base and a layer of Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper. It includes Year of Cheer Washi Tape & Embellishments, a Foil Snowflake, and a sentiment from the Cheer to the Year stamp set cut with the Pretty Label Punch.

Debbie Catlett New Year card, Year of Cheer, Cheers to the Year, Foil Snowflakes, embellishments, heat emboss, Stampin' Up! Debbie Catlett New Year card, Year of Cheer, Cheers to the Year, Foil Snowflakes, embellishments, heat emboss, Stampin' Up!

 

Judy’s card has a Berry Burst card base with a layer of Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper. 2018 has been cut from the DSP layer with the Large Numbers Framelits Dies, then adhered with Foam Adhesive Strips. This is the Eclipse Technique. Metallic Edged Berry Burst Ribbon (a sneak peek from the upcoming 2018 Occasions Catalog) and a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set are the final touches.

Judy Newsome New Year card, eclipse technique, Foil Frenzy, Large Letters Framelits Dies, Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin' Up! Judy Newsome New Year card, eclipse technique, Foil Frenzy, Large Letters Framelits Dies, Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin' Up!

 

Great minds think alike! Lonita also used the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and a Foil Snowflake, but her card has a Basic Black card base. The sentiment is heat embossed on a piece of Basic Black card stock, and layered with a circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and the snowflake. A piece of Silver Sequin Trim finishes off the design.

Lonita Barron New Year card, Cheers to the Year, Year of Cheer, Foil Snowflakes, heal emboss, silver sequin trim, Stampin' Up! Lonita Barron New Year card, Cheers to the Year, Year of Cheer, Foil Snowflakes, heal emboss, silver sequin trim, Stampin' Up! Lonita Barron New Year card, Cheers to the Year, Year of Cheer, Foil Snowflakes, heal emboss, silver sequin trim, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what they used:

 

Here’s some stuff you should know:
  • Swatch Books and Product Shares from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – order yours by January 2 HERE.
  • Newsletter: subscribe for exclusive deals, projects, and more! Enter your email address and click SUBSCRIBE at the top right of this page, just under the picture of my smiling face.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Year End Sales Event ends January 2, 2018 – CLICK HERE for details. Order soon so you don’t miss your favorite retiring items!
  • This is a great time to join my team! With the demonstrator discount of at least 20%, you can get Christmas gifts for all the stampers on your list! Plus you can order from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs now! CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
  • Sale-a-bration Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are now available! Click HERE for more info.
  • Host Code for the month of December (HS67FXTS) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • December’s FREE gift: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – Find out more HERE.
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE.
  • This is a treat for those of you who read my entire blog post! Comment below whether you are staying IN or going OUT for New Year’s Eve, to be entered in a drawing to win these three beautiful cards! I’ll draw a winner tomorrow, so comment today!!!

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Mini Coffee Cup Gift Holders

These mini coffee cups, or espresso cups, are great for tiny gifts. They’re easy to decorate and fill. Today I’m sharing two different batches of these that I made. One batch of Christmas themed cups contains Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee k-cups. The other batch of coffee themed cups contain coffee flavored candies.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels mini coffee cup k-cup holder by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels mini coffee cup k-cup holder by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Espresso to go cups decorated with Coffee Break DSP and the Coffee Cafe stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Espresso to go cups decorated with Coffee Break DSP and the Coffee Cafe stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Made cup cover and belly band:

  • rolled a cup on a large piece of scrap paper, following it with a pencil
  • cut out the template with Paper Snips and wrapped it around a cup to make sure it fit
  • held the template on the cup with my fingers and drew a belly band onto the template with a pencil
  • used that to create a template for the belly band
  • covers and cut using Paper Snips from Coffee Break, Be Merry, and Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Papers (DSP)
  • belly bands cut using Paper Snips from DSP and from CS in Pool Party, Whisper White, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler

Stamped with the Hug in a Mug stamp set:

  • sentiment onto Whisper White card stock (CS) in Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler inks

Stamped with the Merry Cafe stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White CS
  • snowflake in Cherry Cobbler ink above the sentiment

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • all sentiments
  • larger circles to layer with sentiment, from Pool Party, Early Espresso, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler CS

Assembled the cups:

  • covers glued onto the cups
  • belly bands glued onto the covers
  • sentiments layered with coordinating larger circles, then adhered to the cup lids with Stampin’ Dimensionals (The center part of the lid is lower than the rim.)
  • adhered a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of the stamped snowflakes

NOTE: The cups, lids, k-cups, and candies were all ordered from Amazon.com.

 

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 the images for more details and to purchase.

 

 
Here’s some stuff you should know:
  • Swatch Books and Product Shares from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – order yours by January 2 HERE.
  • Newsletter: subscribe for exclusive deals, projects, and more! Enter your email address and click SUBSCRIBE at the top right of this page, just under the picture of my smiling face.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Year End Sales Event ends January 2, 2018 – CLICK HERE for details. Order soon so you don’t miss your favorite retiring items!
  • This is a great time to join my team! With the demonstrator discount of at least 20%, you can get Christmas gifts for all the stampers on your list! Plus you can order from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs now! CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
  • Sale-a-bration Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are now available! Click HERE for more info.
  • Host Code for the month of December (HS67FXTS) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • December’s FREE gift: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – Find out more HERE.
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Wine Bottle Cover for Christmas Around the World

I guess I’m a little late posting this one, but you can always change the colors and the sentiment for any occasion, or save it for next year. The Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper has so many different patterns, even some that can be used for non-Christmas projects. I used the design with lots of tiny mints for today’s project. And the sentiment is made using the Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle. Both the paper and the bundle are retiring. They’ll be available only until January 2, or while supplies last.

 

Christmas Around the World DSP by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Christmas Around the World DSP © Stampin’ Up!

Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle © Stampin' Up!

Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle © Stampin’ Up!

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Brightly lit Christmas and Christmas Around the World DSP wine bottle gift wrap cover by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Brightly lit Christmas and Christmas Around the World DSP wine bottle gift wrap cover by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Real Red card stock (CS) cut to 11″ x 12
  • CS scored along the 11″ side at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″, 7″, 8-3/4″, 10-1/2″
  • CS scored along the 12″ side at 2″ and 10″
  • Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 1-1/2″ x 7-3/4″ (6 pieces)

Cut CS using Paper Snips, according to the diagram:

  • removed two smallest rectangles, and angled the leftover tab (in blue)
  • cut vertical score lines along the bottom just up to the first horizontal score line
  • marked along the top side at 7/8″, 2-5/8″, 4-3/8″, 6-1/8″, 7-7/8″, and 9-5/8″
  • cut from marks to the intersections of the vertical score lines and the first horizontal score line – this cuts away the green areas
  • used a 1/4″ circle punch to cut a hole in each triangle, about 1/2″ or so from the top – you may want to use a smaller circle punch, like the 1/8″,  depending on the size of your ribbon

Cheers to the Years stamp set, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper DSP, wine bottle cover, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Stamped with the Brightly Lit Christmas stamp set:

  • sentiment in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock (CS)

Die cut using the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits:

  • sentiment

Assembled the bottle cover:

  • all score lines burnished with a Bone Folder
  • DSP pieces glued onto the panels of the CS cover
  • sentiment adhered to one of the DSP pieces with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • skinny tab on one side of the bottle cover adhered to the inside of the other end of the cover with Fast Fuse
  • bottle inserted into the cover to make the next step easier:
  • folded in one of the bottom tabs, then glued the opposite tab to it, making sure the tabs lined up with each other
  • repeated this step for the remaining two pairs of tabs, gluing them all together
  • ran a 22″ piece of ribbon through each hole in the top triangles, always front to back, then pulled it tight (not too hard or you’ll tear the paper) and tied a bow

 

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 the images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s some stuff you should know:
  • Swatch Books and Product Shares from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – order yours by January 2 HERE.
  • Newsletter: subscribe for exclusive deals, projects, and more! Enter your email address and click SUBSCRIBE at the top right of this page, just under the picture of my smiling face.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Year End Sales Event ends January 2, 2018 – CLICK HERE for details. Order soon so you don’t miss your favorite retiring items!
  • This is a great time to join my team! With the demonstrator discount of at least 20%, you can get Christmas gifts for all the stampers on your list! Plus you can order from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs now! CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
  • Sale-a-bration Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are now available! Click HERE for more info.
  • Host Code for the month of December (HS67FXTS) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • December’s FREE gift: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – Find out more HERE.
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Let it Snow Gift Box with Merry Little Labels Bundle

It’s winter, and a lot of you have snow. Here in Atlanta we had a nice snow a couple weeks ago, but it only lasted a couple days, and it’s probably the only one we’ll have all year. If you want to give someone a small gift this winter, just fill a Clear Tiny Treat Box with goodies. You can stick on a fast and easy tag made with the Merry Little Labels Bundle (Merry Little Labels stamp set and Everyday Label Punch.)

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Let it Snow clear acetate box of jelly beans gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Let it Snow clear acetate box of jelly beans gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Let it Snow clear acetate box of jelly beans gift by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Stamped with the Merry Little Labels stamp set:

  • tag in Night of Navy ink onto a scrap of Bermuda Bay card stock (CS)

Cut using the Everyday Label Punch:

  • the tag

Assembled the card:

  • filled a Clear Tiny Treat Box with blue jelly beans (These are Jelly Bellies in flavors Blueberry and Berry Blue.)
  • adhered the tag to the top of the box with Fast Fuse

 

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 the images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s some stuff you should know:
  • Swatch Books and Product Shares from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – order yours by January 2 HERE.
  • Newsletter: subscribe for exclusive deals, projects, and more! Enter your email address and click SUBSCRIBE at the top right of this page, just under the picture of my smiling face.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Year End Sales Event ends January 2, 2018 – CLICK HERE for details. Order soon so you don’t miss your favorite retiring items!
  • This is a great time to join my team! With the demonstrator discount of at least 20%, you can get Christmas gifts for all the stampers on your list! Plus you can order from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs now! CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
  • Sale-a-bration Stamp Fest coming January 20. Details and register HERE
  • Check out My Events Calendar HERE
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are now available! Click HERE for more info.
  • Host Code for the month of December (HS67FXTS) Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use the code HERE.
  • December’s FREE gift: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – Find out more HERE.
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!