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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
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! This is a Card Class by... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sweet Stamper
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Need a unique, elegant, and useful wedding card? I have the perfect wedding card idea for you! I had so much fun making this fun fold card on my weekly Teach Me Tuesday Facebook Live demonstration (2PM CT) this week. My handmade wedding card features a retiring stamp set--Last a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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My NEW CATALOG Stamping Bingo Night is a FUN girls night where we play, we stamp, we connect and have tons of stamping FUN! Your ticket fee pays for Stampin' Up! product prizes (shopping sprees in increasingly large dollar amounts as the games unfold, to be used in new catalog... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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The new In Colors are always eagerly anticipated in the paper crafting world, and the 2021-2023 In Colors have been unveiled. Normally, I have to warm up to at least one of the new In Colors. This year, I fell in love with them all at first sight! For today's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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I'm in love with every single one of the new In Colors and am so pleased to share today's card featuring two of them: Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia. Welcome to the April installment of the Maui Achiever's Blog Hop where you will find achieving demonstrators from across the globe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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On today's Facebook Live I introduced the new In Color Polished Pink. It's a clear pink, a true pink, a bit like bubblegum or cotton candy. I went with monochromatic to keep the focus on Polished Pink. This is a great card idea for To a Wild Rose--retiring and discounted--stamp... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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For today's Teach Me Tuesday weekly Facebook Live (2PM CT at facebook.com/sweetstamper) I shared several teaching points: How to CASE a card How to color ribbon with Stampin' Blends How to make a peekaboo fun fold card aka peekaboo window card I used several items on the Last Chance List... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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Today's share is a Fun Fold Card plus a Rooted in Nature card idea. I love the versatility of Rooted in Nature. But oftentimes we think of fall and winter cards when using Rooted in Nature. I wanted to make a summery card to showcase the versatility of Rooted in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
Happy Easter 2021! It's a big day in the Christian calendar as believers all over the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Churches celebrate Easter in various ways, and it's also a big day for family gatherings. Sending cards is appropriate for any special day, and I have two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
A Touch of Ink stamp set is a gorgeous double set of photopolymer stamps, free with a $100 order during Sale-a-Bration. My class includes prepared supplies for 12 cards plus products you need to make them. I have a limited number of these class kits. Already own the stamp set?... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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Welcome to the Maui Achievers Blog Hop where demonstrators from across the globe share our stamping projects to inspire you. You are at Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com. I'm sharing yet another Vine Design card idea. I love this bundle and its many, many possibilities! You can see other posts featuring Vine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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I'm featuring Snail Mail suite today for a super simple fun fold that uses up some of your Designer Series Paper. Are you new to card making? If so, Designer Series Paper will quickly become your go-to product for quick, easy, and awesome cards. If you are a veteran card... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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I'm featuring Inspiring Iris card ideas once again as I used it for my weekly Simple & Stepped Up Facebook Live. #simplestamping is a concept where we take the very basics of card making: stamps, ink, paper to make a card. Sometimes we add one other element, but for this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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Inspiring Iris stamp set is perfect for fresh Spring cards. With 2 step stamping, you have lots of options for quickly coloring in images--or use the outline image and color in with Blends Markers, Stampin' Write Markers, or Watercolor Pencils. I like all those choices! Add greetings that work any... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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I love Cinnamon Cider, one of the 2020-2022 In Colors--but it always reminds me of fall. A rich, reddish brown, it evokes images of fall leaves and hot cider. Since I love the color, I wanted to bring it into Spring. My YouTube video (recording of my Facebook Live) shows... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at Sweet Stamper
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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 Feb 24, 2021 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 Feb 22, 2021 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