Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years - Thank You Card BLOG HOP!

Happy New Years Eve! If you have arrived her from Denise's Blog then your in the right place! If not and you would like to start at the beginning of the hop click here! There are 35 blogs on this hop, many offering blog candy so make sure to check them all out!

So the theme for this hop is "Thank You" cards. I recently got some new Martha Stewart border punches so I wanted to use them on my card. Also, I've been wanting to do a sun card for awhile now.. This sun is cut from Create a Critter. I love the colors of this card, and for most of it I was able to use scraps! The "Thank You" stamp if from the Thanksgiving stamp set from Pink by Design (

I do have blog candy up for grabs although I don't have a picture of it. Its some clear birthday stamps and it has some cute bee's on it too. To qualify to win you have to be a follower and leave a comment. Please include your email address as well so I can get in touch with you if you win.

Next stop is one of my friends Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen! She has an adorable card for you!

Enjoy the hop and Happy New Years! I hope everyone has a wonderful 2011!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Yes I know its not even January and I'm already making stuff for Valentines Day! :) I love it because I get to use lots of Pink!

These are M&M Valentines! Inside each one is a fun size M&M pack. The tag is alittle over 3 inches tall. The entire thing is about 4 1/2 inches tall. I crimped the top and bottom. I also used Tulle to tie the tag to the bag. The scallop circle and circle are cut from Storybook. The heart is cut from Sweethearts. I used glimmermist on the light pink heart and "Happy Valentines Day" was stamped using Memento ink. The sentiment comes from the Love Always Pink by Design stamp set.
I sell these for $1.50 each. If your interested in purchasing some you can email me at

Panda M&M Sticks! These can also be made with Skittles. The tags are cut from Tags Bags Boxes and more. The Panda is cut from Pagoda and the heart is cut from Create a Critter. The stamp is from Stampin Up "Cute Converse" I believe..

I sell these for $1.50 each as well. If your interested in purchasing some you can email me at

Thanks! ~Candace

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas + a Christmas Gift!!

Merry Christmas everyone! I wanted to share a project I made for my Niece for Christmas!

First lets start with the present! My Niece always enjoys getting handmade gifts from me so I had to make her something to go along with her other presents! I decided to make her a notepad with index cards in it. The Ice Cream cone is cut from Simply Charmed.

And of course I had to wrap it all cute with a homemade bag! This bag is cut from Wrap it Up. The tag is cut from Winter Frolic. Hello Kitty is from Hello Kitty Greetings, The red background piece is cut from Gypsy Wanderings and the green oval is cut from Storybook. Lots of cartridges used on this project!

Here is a close up of the tag, I used my white pen to add little dots to give the tag alittle something extra.

And a close up of the bag.. I inked the green oval with a silver ink to give it a more Christmasy feel. I also used my I-Rock to add gems to Hello Kitty's outfit. I then used my hot glue gun to add the flowers and leaves.

Thanks for checking it out! I hope my Niece likes it :)

I also made this to correspond with the Cricut Circle challenge. The challenge was to make a Holiday Gift incorporating a tag, a phrase cut from the cricut, the color red, atleast two cricut cuts and some ribbon (I used tulle and ribbon to attach the tag to the bag). Cross your fingers for me! :)

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Party til the Cows come home!

I wanted to share with everyone a new card I created with Pink by Design stamps! Here is a picture of the new stamps I just got today! If you don't have any of these stamps yet, you should order some! They stamp very clean and so far none of mine have turned yellow!

I just had to tear open Take the Cake and use it ASAP! Obviously the stamp inspired the card!

Cricut Cuts:
Cow- Create a Critter (MY FAV!)
Party Hat- Sweet Treats
Tag Card and Tag with the stamp on it- TBBM
Scallop Square and Square with rounded corners- Storybook

Thanks for checking out my card! Also, I am having a Giveaway on my facebook page! Become a fan and refer your friends for a chance to win Birthday Bash cartridge!

Have a nice day! :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Deck The Halls - Fantabulous Cricut Crawl WINNER

Thanks to everyone who checked out my project last week for the Deck The Halls - Fantabulous Cricut Crawl! I've randomly selected a winner and that winner is...

ANGELA R! Angela said..

I absolutly Love Love Love this Banner, I am a total Disney Freak! Thank you for sharing!

Congrats Angela! I will be in touch :)

No project today for FCCB.. we get two weeks off! I will be posting some new Valentines Day treats soon though! :) I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Deck The Halls - Fantabulous Cricut Crawl

Welcome to my blog Paper Crafts by Candace and the third Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop! The theme of this blog hop is "Deck the Halls". Each Design Team member is creating a project to decorate their homes for the holidays.
If you arrived here from Brenda's blog your in the right place! If not and you would like to start at the begining of the crawl click here.

Now for my project! I decided to make a banner to hang on my door. Let me start by first saying I am a huge Disney fan. At Christmas time my house is decorated with Disney. My Christmas Tree Topper and Christmas skirt are both Mickey & Minnie. Minnie is holding missletoe over Mickey. Also my husband and I have matching Mickey & Minnie stockings. And of course tons of Disney ornaments on our tree :) So I thought it was only fitting that I made my banner Disney themed! I used bakers twine to string my banner on and then dressed it up with alittle tulle.

The letters are cut from Cindy Lou. The backgrounds are both cut from Gypsy wanderings.

The Mickey head is cut from Mickey & Friends and the Santa Hats are cut from Winter Woodlands.

Minnie's bow is also cut from Mickey & Friends. On my Gypsy I flipped one of the santa hats. I think it makes the banner flow better. I also used my I-rock and gems to give my banner alittle bling :)

PRIZE!! I am offering a prize! All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment with your email address! I am offering some handmade goodies! I will not be taking pictures of them, I want the person who wins them to be surprised with what they receive :)
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! Your next stop is Cathy!
There will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Deck The Halls" project at FCCB! Thank you for checking out my project, I hope you enjoy the rest of the crawl!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Candyland Birthday Party items

Hi everyone!! I have been very busy between orders and craft fairs! Here are some recent items I did for a candyland themed birthday party. I also made a banner but shipped it off before taking a picture of it.. I was ready for it to leave my house! :)
Here is the Favor Box.. It was cut from Plantain Schoolbook if I remember correctly.. but I know there are other cartridges that have boxes similar to this. The lollipop is cut from Mickey & Friends.
Next up are cupcake toppers! They have a 5 on one side and the lollipop image on the other side. I used my Stampin Up circle and scallop circle punches. Perfect size for this project! I think the 5 was cut from Cindy Lou.
And a close up..

And skittle sticks! I changed up the colors a bit. I didn't want it to be all pink and green. These also match the banner. The candy was cut from Simply Charmed. The background image (purple and white) were cut from Gypsy Wanderings I think and then I stretched the length on them with my Gypsy.

Thanks for stopping by to check them out! ~Candace