Bravo for Candy

You already know I love celebrating when other people succeed, right?  Congratulations Cards and You’re Awesome Cards are just as common in The Fungeon as Birthday Cards or Thank You Cards.  I just love the joy that a card can create – today, I’m sharing a Bravo card I made for Candy Ford, a member of my Stampin’ Up! team who has just been “blowing it up” this year.  Not only has Candy earned this year’s Getaway Trip to Newport Beach, but she’s well on her way to replacing that with the Grand Vacation (a Mediterranean cruise).  Earlier this year, she earned Stampin’ Up!’s prestigious Rising Star award, too.  I couldn’t be happier for her.  Here’s a quick-and-easy card I made for Candy:

So You, Little Letters Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, congratulations cardBefore I talk about the card, here’s a picture of Candy and me – I gave her this card on Sunday during her meeting with her team.  My team is called InKing Royalty, and Candy’s team is [appropriately] called The SweetHearts (Candy has smartly themed her business around candy).  :)  Candy’s blog is Stamp Candy ( – where the stamping is sweet.

Brian King and Candy Ford

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A Sweet Color Combination.  A sticky-sweet color combination seemed appropriate for this card to Candy.  Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie couldn’t be any sweeter – and together they are possibly too sweet.  The Pacific Point, still bright and cheery, helped to tame the sweetness a bit.  If you like this combination of colors, too, please feel free to save this:Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Swirling Stars.  I just love the photopolymer set So You in the Occasions Catalog.  These stars are featured in this adorable set – no need to dress them up or layer them differently.  I love them all by themselves.  Because the set is photopolymer, I could easily create a beautiful pattern with the stars because the see-through stamp allowed for perfect placement.  I stamped the larger stars in Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie and a bunch of the smaller stars in Pacific Point.
  • A Bold Banner.  The pink-on-orange banner is ridiculously sweet, but oh-so-appropriate for Candy.  It might hurt the eyes a little bit, but it’s still a special combination.  The letters to spell BRAVO were cropped with the Little Letters Thinlits (easy-peasy), and I let the banner hang over both ends of the center piece.  So fun!

Stamp Sets:  So You  Papers:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White  Inks:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point  Accessories:  Little Letters Thinlits Die, Hexagon punch (for Banner Tip), Stampin’ Dimensionals

Candy might disown me for sharing this lovely picture (her face is not camera- ready), but I think it nicely shows the table of food she had for her team and a peak into her craft space.  :)

Candy Ford's team meetingCandy’s blog is Stamp Candy ( – I hope you’ll pop over and show her a little love today!

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