Frosted Floral Congratulations Card

Today’s card is made with the Frosted Floral Suite, which is really versatile. Here I’ve made a congratulations card, but there are three very different sentiments in the stamp set. And the paper has a 13 different Stampin’ Up! colors, so you can make a plethora of different projects. I used the First Frost stamp set, Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies, and Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper for this card.

Here’s what I made:

Congratulations card made with First Frost stamp set, Frosted Bouquet dies, Frosted Floral paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Congratulations card made with First Frost stamp set, Frosted Bouquet dies, Frosted Floral paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Soft Suede card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (leaf background)
  • DSP cut to 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (floral pattern)
  • Mint Macaron CS cut to 4″ x 3/4″
  • Shimmery White CS cut to 4″ x 1/2″
  • Whisper White (or Shimmery White) CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the First Frost stamp set:

  • sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink onto the Shimmer White CS strip
  • one large flower in Gray Granite and Tranquil Tide inks (sponged the ink onto the stamp)
  • two small flowers in Soft Suede ink

Die cut using the Frosted Bouquet Framelits:

  • 3 stamped flowers

Colored using Stampin Write Markers:

  • 3 flower centers in Crushed Curry
  • empty spaces of the 2 small flowers in Petal Pink

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP background layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • floral DSP strip glued onto the DSP background layer
  • sentiment glued onto the Mint Macaron CS strip
  • Mint Macaron CS strip glued over the DSP layers
  • 3 flowers glued over the sentiment strip and DSP layers
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

Here are the new Stamparatus Accessories!

You can now order individual accessories for your Stamparatus! (Be sure to keep an eye out for more in the future.)

 

Grid paper perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus, for precision stamp alignment every time. (50 sheets)

Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go! (2 plates)

Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat)

Stamparatus Accessories Pack includes 2 Stamparatus plates, a foam mat, and grid paper.

Stamparatus Magnets. These rare earth magnets are strong!  They’re also brittle by nature, so be careful not to let them slam together. (2 magnets)

 

 

 

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Beautiful Blizzard Snowflake Hug Card

Today’s card features the Beautiful Blizzard bundle (Beautiful Blizzard stamp set and Blizzard Thinlits Die) and the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF.) I used Sparkle Glimmer Paper and Shimmery White card stock (CS) to add to the glittery wonder of winter snow. The sentiment is perfect for anyone you love, or like enough to send a hug. 

Here’s what I made:

Beautiful Blizzard if a snowflake were a hug card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Beautiful Blizzard if a snowflake were a hug card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

I wish you could see how sparkly this card is in person. The photos don’t do it justice. Well, you’ll see for yourself when you make it!

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper layer cut to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Night of Navy cardstock (CS) layer cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Shimmery White CS cut to 2-3/4″ x 1″

Stamped with the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set:

  • sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto the Shimmery White CS

Die cut using the Blizzards Thinlits:

  • NIght of Navy CS layer

Embossed using the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder:

  • die cut Night of Navy CS layer

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • glimmer paper layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Night of Navy CS layer glued onto the glimmer paper layer
  • sentiment adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

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:

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Price: $110.00

 

 

Today is the last day of the Dashing Along special from Stampin’ Up!!!

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • 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.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.
Dashing Along DSP © Stampin' Up!

Dashing Along DSP © Stampin’ Up!

 

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So Santa Sugar & Spice Card

Today I’m sharing another card I made using the So Santa stamp set. You can see the first one I made (with Santa on a scooter) HERE.I just love this stamp set with fun images and fun sentiments. Today Santa is baking cookies for a sweet Christmas. I’ve combined it with the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper, and a few sets of dies.

I didn’t do a very good job of capturing it in the photos, but this Designer Series Paper is flocked. Wait, stay with me! It isn’t that messy flocking that comes off and gets everywhere. This is neat and easy to cut and work with, just like regular paper. It adds texture in a very easy and neat way. You really need to touch it to appreciate it.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! So Santa stamp set, Santa's Signpost Thinlit Dies, Santa's Workshop DSP were used to make this handmade Christmas Card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin' Up! So Santa stamp set, Santa's Signpost Thinlit Dies, Santa's Workshop DSP were used to make this handmade Christmas Card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Call Me Clover card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (DSP) 4″ x 3/4″ (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (2 pieces)

Stamped with the So Santa stamp set:

  • Santa image in Memento black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • sentiment in Crumb Cake ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Santa’s Signpost Framelits:

  • star shapes from scraps of Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, and Crumb Cake CS

Die cut using the Merry Christmas Thinlits:

  • sentiment

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • Santa image

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • Santa image in Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Basic Black, Ivory, and Crumb Cake

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP strips glued onto the top and bottom edges of one of the Whisper White CS pieces
  • die cut stars glued onto the same Whisper White CS layer, between the DSP strips
  • Santa and sentiment adhered onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the front of the Call Me Clover card base
  • the other Whisper White CS piece 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:

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Price: $110.00

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Here’s the new Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up:

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • 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.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.

 

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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:

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

 

Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

Here are 3 great deals that end today!

1) Color Your Seasons Special

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

  • 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!
  • Contact me to place your order, so I can add your FREE ink pad!

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Here’s the new Dashing Along special that begins tomorrow!

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Item number 149903
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • 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.
  • All order types qualify, whether it’s a workshop with a host, and individual order, and online order, or a demonstrator order.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.

 

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Sneak Peek of Buffalo Check and Homemade Kindness

Today’s card offers a sneak peek of two stamp sets from the new 2018 Holiday catalog: Buffalo Check and Homemade Kindness. It’s a very simple card. It features a plaid shirt pocket with a note in it. The note wishes the recipient a cozy season, which I thought was perfect for an warm flannel shirt card.

Buffalo Check stamp © Stampin' Up!

Buffalo Check stamp © Stampin’ Up!

Homemade Kindness stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

Here’s what I made:

plaid shirt pocket card, Buffalo Check, Pocketful of Sunshine, Himemade Kindness stamp sets by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

plaid shirt pocket card, Buffalo Check, Pocketful of Sunshine, Himemade Kindness stamp sets by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

plaid shirt pocket card, Buffalo Check, Pocketful of Sunshine, Himemade Kindness stamp sets by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Merry Merlot CS layer cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Merry Merlot CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Whisper White Cs cut to 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card
  • pocket from the stamped Merry Merlot CS layer **

Stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp:

  • checked background in Memento black ink onto the Merry Merlot CS layer

Stamped with the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set:

  • **pocket stitching in Memento black ink onto the Merry Merlot CS layer

Stamped with the Homemade Kindness stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto the small piece of Whisper White CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Merry Merlot CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • pocket adhered onto the front of the card base, over the hole where it was cut out from the Merry Merlot CS layer, using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • sentiment piece glued onto the small piece of Merry Merlot CS 
  • 3 True Gentleman buttons adhered to the Merry Merlot CS layer using Mini Glue Dots
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ 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.

 

Here are 3 amazing offers – only 2 days left!:

1) Color Your Seasons Special

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

  • 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!
  • Contact me to place your order, so I can add your FREE ink pad!

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