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Candy Rattray
San Antonio, TX
I love inspiring and teaching others the wonderful art of rubberstamping and papercrafting using Stampin' Up! products only. In addition, I lead a fantastic team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators: the Southern Sweet Stampers.
Interests: church life, cooking, needlework, family, entertaining, Welsh Corgis, gardening, Baroque music
Recent Activity
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I had so much fun taking the Triple-Time Technique (traditionally done with stamping) and using Designer Series Paper to make it super quick and easy AND to help me use up some of my Designer Series Paper stash. I'm on a mission to stop hoarding my DSP and help others... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sweet Stamper
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I am absolutely loving the Vine Design Bundle--I can't stop creating with it! I used it for my monthly Cards With a Twist class (click here to see all the Vine Design cards for inspiration) as well as my online Spring Catalog Kickoff this month. And my mind won't shut... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sweet Stamper
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Welcome to this month's Trip Achiever's Blog Hop--I'm so glad to share with my fellow achievers from across the globe to create, inspire, and share! Last week, I had so much fun making these CUTE gift bags on my Facebook Live. My aim was to take the ordinary and make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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Join me--from anywhere in the US--for a FUN girls night out/in!!! My Bingo nights are popular for several reasons: Community and connection--hanging out on Zoom, we get to meet new people and/or reconnect with folks we haven't seen in awhile Stamping projects--specially designed for you to make easily from home,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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A Touch of Ink is one of the FREE stamp sets available during Sale-a-Bration 2021 (through February). It's a gorgeous, incredibly versatile all-occasion stamp set. Every Thursday at 2PM CT I do a Facebook Live featuring Simple and Stepped Up stamping. I love taking #simplestamping and then seeing what happens... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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On my weekly Teach Me Tuesday Facebook Live this week, I showed how to make a scene with Darling Donkeys FREE stamp set (Sale-a-Bration 2021). The donkeys are adorable and perfect for building a scene. I added some other stamps and colors to make two non-traditional handmade Valentine cards. Valentines... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
My Cards with a Twist monthly class brings you all supplies for 8 cards featuring one stamp set plus $20+ in Stampin' Up! product goodies. At just $35 with options to add on featured stamp set/bundle at a discount, it's your affordable, monthly creative boost! Click here to register now!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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Although I love traditional colors for Christmas cards and decor, I love non-traditional colors for Valentine's Day! I designed these 2 handmade Valentine cards with very similar elements but different color schemes, both featuring the fabulous Arrange a Wreath Bundle. Tell me which one you prefer! Both these handmade Valentine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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I love the many, many tools and resources Stampin' Up! provides us demonstrators. I've shared this before on my blog but have it linked here again today: In Color Coach. It gives 3 color combinations for each In Color. Download and print--I use mine all the time! I chose this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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Corner Bouquet is a FREE stamp set option during Sale-a-Bration 2021 (through Feb, 2021), and it is perfect for a host of rubberstamping techniques. For today's card, I did a multi-colored stamping technique by applying two different ink colors to my stamp and then stamping on Basic White Cardstock. Although... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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Welcome to the monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous Kylie Bertucci. You are at Candy Rattray aka sweetstamper.com. The full list of other demonstrators is at the bottom of this post, so scroll down if you are lost:) I'm so happy to join with my demonstrator friends... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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For my January Card Class by Mail (Cards With a Twist), I chose Arrange a Wreath for its awesome versatility and inclusion of spring holidays. There are so many images to work with, lovely fonts, and gorgeous dies. Let me share the ins and outs of my monthly card class... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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I created these 2 cards on my Simple & Stepped Up Facebook Live showcasing the stamps only from the beautiful Sweetest Time Bundle. I'll be sharing how to use the dies on Teach Me Tuesday FB Live on Dec. 8th, 2PM CT. Sweetest Time is a super stamp set! I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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I have some gorgeous handmade cards to help you celebrate the occasions of those you love. I've used several of our holiday specialty papers and a bold red and green color palette to design cards that fit this time of year. These handmade cards are perfect for winter birthdays, celebrations,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
Poinsettia Petals Christmas Cards Class TO GO: My Cards with a Twist monthly class brings you all supplies for 8 cards featuring one stamp set plus $20+ in Stampin' Up! product goodies. At just $35 with options to add on featured stamp set/bundle at a discount, it's your affordable, monthly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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Please vote for my card here at Kylie's International Gallery. I created this fun fold card during Teach Me Tuesday Facebook Live on 10-27-20, transforming Magic in This Night DSP (Halloween paper) into an elegant card with plenty of wow factor. You can watch the process in my video below.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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Are you ready to make some unique Christmas cards? My quick, easy, and elegant cards will make your heart happy as you make them and wow your friends and family who receive them. Registration closes Monday, November 9th Packets will ship out by November 16th Option 1: $79 Includes Snow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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I had so much fun creating these 3 slightly different cards on my facebook.com/sweetstamper Facebook Live on Thursday. Each Thursday @ 2PM CT, I do Simple & Stepped Up stamping. It's a fun, interactive time where I take input from my viewers to help me make my cards. I love... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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I made this fun fold card (aka fancy fold card) during my Teach Me Tuesday Facebook Live this week. Every week I do 2 Facebook Live demonstrations: Teach Me Tuesday (Tuesday's at 2PM CT) Simple & Stepped Up (Thursday's at 2PM CT) It's actually really easy and packs a lot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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Welcome to this month's installment of the Maui Trip Achiever's Blog Hop! You are at Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full lineup of hoppers this month. I love being part of a global community of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators! This blog hop showcases the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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Did you know you can make a #simplestamping card and still use a cool technique? Yes, by using sponge daubers and ink colors directly on your cling rubber stamps, you can get a lovely fall effect on winter trees. Watch my video to see how! Click here to download my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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I made these 2 quick & easy Christmas cards in my Thursday Facebook Live where I feature Simple and Stepped Up projects weekly. With just a bit of #simplestamping for the sentiments, I added pretty designer paper, ribbon, and rhinestones. The punched tree is an optional addition. You can watch... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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Are you ready for some crafty girl time???!!! I am! My online retreat gives you plenty of social distancing while connecting with others and making fun projects. This craft retreat features fall projects with an optional add-on Christmas class. $59 all-inclusive ticket: All prepared supplies for 8 projects featuring the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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October 2020 Cards with a Twist Class TO GO My Cards with a Twist monthly class brings you all supplies for 8 cards featuring one stamp set plus $20+ in Stampin' Up! product goodies. At just $35 with options to add on featured stamp set at a discount, it's your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
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How do you like my Country Christmas card???!!! This is such a fun card to make and is actually the second version as I did one with red plaid on Facebook Live. There are several key elements that bring a feminine, country look to my Christmas card. Plaid Tidings Designer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Sweet Stamper