Painted with Love Designer Series Paper Card


Painted with Love Designer Series Paper is simply gorgeous, each page like its own work of art.  With Designer Series Paper this pretty, I like to set it at center stage with my projects.  You can see the Painted with Love scrapbook pages I made here.  

For today's card, the epitome of feminine modern design (my personal style), I split the DSP into 1" strips and really like the result.  This is one of 4 designs being featured at my Spring Stamp-a-Stack where my class attendees will make 4 each of 4 designs.  

Right now (and through March 31), you can earn a free, exclusive item with every $50 you spend--it's Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale-a-Bration.  Choose these 3 items and earn something free!  All the free choices are in this brochure--just click to see them all.  I'd like to suggest these items to earn a free Sale-a-Bration choice:

  1. Painted with Love Designer Series Paper
  2. Beautiful Day rubberstamp set (clear mount)
  3. Daisy Punch

Those items total up to $52, earning you a free item.  Place your order using this host code by February 25th and you will earn a free customer appreciation goodie as well!  

Shop now with this host code VRARCMPN.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  

Heart Happiness Quick & Easy Card


Heart Happiness is such a versatile stamp set.  Hearts are always appropriate, and Heart Happiness stamp set gives you simple hearts, modern hearts, classic hearts, and fancy hearts.  Check out my scrapbook pages made with Heart Happiness here and simple Valentine card featuring Heart Happiness here.  

For today's card, I paired the fancy heart from Heart Happiness stamp set with one of the lovely sentiments from Heartfelt Blooms for a sweet, simple "caring card."  This is one of those cards that could be sent for many life situations to convey that you care. 

Let me point out just a few things that brought together my Heart Happiness Quick and Easy card:

1)  My color scheme came from the fabulous In Color Combo Chart produced by Stampin' Up!.  This free tool is an incredible resource.  Download your own free copy here.  This particular color scheme has been a favorite of mine.  You can see other cards using this Fresh Fig color scheme here and here and here.  

2)  Recognize the Designer Series Paper?  It's Be Merry DSP!  I love the versatility of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.  On one side, the pattern is pretty bold and sometimes quite specific to a holiday or such.  The "b" side is more classic or subtle or plain.  

3)  I'm a big fan of single stamp pad cards.  Here, I used Fresh Fig for all the stamping and then added extra color with Stampin' Write Markers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Right now, you can earn Heartfelt Blooms stamp set free with a $50 order.  I love free stamps! hearthappinessstampinupoccasionscatalog2018candyrattray

Shop here using this host code VRARCMPN through February 25th to receive my special customer appreciation gift. 


Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, Free Sale-a-Bration Choice

I absolutely love the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (free during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 product order:)!  For one thing, it features my favorite In Color--Lemon Lime Twist.  The whole color scheme is bright, cheery, and fun.  Plus you can use it for guys and gals.  I love versatility, and Bubbles & Fizz has that in spades.  Click here and here to see other cards I made with Bubbles & Fizz DSP.  I even featured Bubbles & Fizz DSP in my scrapbook pages this month, but you will have to come back later this week to see those...

I'll point out just a few things about today's thank you card, one of the cards we made in my monthly card class this month.

  • Designer Series Paper makes this card quick and easy.  2 strips of 2" wide DSP makes this card come together in mere minutes!  This is why you NEED the Bubbles & Fizz DSP!  LOL!
  • Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers are an excellent source for color schemes.  Simply look at the DSP and pull some or all of the colors in it for your card design.  Stampin' Up! artists are amazingly creative, and I love to let them do the "work" of designing for me:)
  • My quick and easy card is also extremely affordable.  Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper is free during Sale-a-Bration.  The Shimmer Ribbon I used is as well!  Free ribbon!  You get 3 different spools of ribbon (5 yards each) in Island Indigo, Basic Gray, and Calypso Coral.  

Be sure to head to my online store (click here) to get some creative goodies.  For every $50 you spend, you will earn a free Sale-a-Bration item.  You can get both the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper and Shimmer Ribbon free with a $100 order!  Use this host code VRARCMPN and I'll send you a free goodie from me as well:)


Foxy Friends Baby Card for Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop

Remarkable Ink Big Blog Hop
Welcome to the February “issue”of the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop where the theme is
“Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Cards that feature animals.”  What a fun theme! You are at Candy Rattray, The full list of blog hop participants is at the very end of this post. So if you get lost or need to see what is next, just scroll down.

Alrighty then! Let’s get down to business with my little foxy card! I needed to create a baby card, so when I saw the theme for this blog hop, I figured this would be my ticket:)


My gender neutral baby card has a little bit of Main Catalog,a little Occasions Catalog, and a little Sale-a-Bration products.

Can you spot which is which?

Occasions Catalog:

  • Petal Palette rubberstamp set for the greeting. Which means you can easily switch out the sentiment (or greeting) to one of the others in the set--there are 7! Versatile greetings in lovely fonts—yes!
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelit Dies for the various size mini copper circles. I really love this little die! I like repeating patterns in my designs and keyed off the copper circles in the DSP. By adding a few at the top of my card, it balanced the design and added some great interest.


  • Springtime Foils Specialty DSPgorgeous stuff! It has a soft vanilla background and several different foil designs.  For my gender neutral baby card, I sponged it with Tranquil Tide ink and love the result!  Tranquil Tide is one of the 2017-2019 In Colors.

Everything else is Main Catalog. All Stampin’ Up! supplies are listed below and linked to my online store for your convenience. Remember, you can earn Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper free when you place a $50 product order! Don’t delay…get yours today!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my gender neutral baby card. You are now leaving Candy Rattray, and heading to the next stop on the blog hop.  Enjoy!

Picture Perfect Party DSP with Badges & Banners Rubberstamp Set

pictureperfectpartydspoccasions2018stampinupbadgesandbannerscandyrattrayI have had so much fun making birthday cards with Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper!  You can see some others here and here on my blog.  For today's share, I paired it with Badges & Banners Rubberstamp set.  I'll point out just a few things in my quick and easy birthday card:

  • My color scheme and images will bring delight to anyone of any age!  Boys, girls, men, women, young, and old will all enjoy a bit of confetti and bright colors on their special day!  I love that kind of versatility, and Picture Perfect Party DSP suits anyone and everyone:)
  • Lemon Lime Twist is my favorite In Color, and I can't stop using it!  I think my ribbon adds the perfect splash of solid color to my nice, festive patterns.
  • I really like repeating images/shapes in design.  Notice the circles in my DSP, sequins, and punched shape.  To me, that helps a design have cohesion and really come together.

That's it for today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed below and linked to my online store for your convenience.  

Use this host code VRARCMPN through Feb. 25th and get a special thank you card and gift from me!  Shop now!