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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
I shared the Faux Linen Technique in my weekly Tuesday@2 Facebook Live video this week. I always give the free pdf tutorial here on my blog the next day--or a few days later:) For today's handmade card I used Let It Ride stamp set. I love this set with its... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Sweet Stamper
Have you seen the new In Colors from Stampin’ Up! They are dreamy! Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, and Cinnamon Cider are just what we need to bring depth, freshness and pizzazz to our stamping! My In Color Club brings a little of the new In Colors to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sweet Stamper
I had so much fun during this week's Tuesday@2 Facebook Live where I taught the Thumping Technique. This super easy rubber-stamping technique brings depth of color to my palm trees. Once I taught the technique, I engaged my audience to help with designing this handmade card. More often than not,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sweet Stamper
Welcome to the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop where Kylie Bertucci (Australia) gathers achieving demonstrators from all over the world to share our work and inspire your creativity! You are at Candy Rattray,'s blog. Thanks so much for hopping with us! I can't stop creating handmade cards using Best... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
Witty-cisms is in the Stampin' Up! Spring (Jan-June Mini) catalog and is inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Lisa Fast. I made this adorable card featuring a TACO and an adorable Witty-cism "taco 'bout awesome"! I sent a slightly different variety to 3 of my grandkids who are all siblings.... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
I made this fun box on my weekly Tuesday@2 Facebook Live. As promised, here's the FREE pdf tutorial with measurements, step-by-step instructions, and supply list. The box is super easy to put together and is made of a single piece of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock. It uses the entire piece:)... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
I love the bold designs in See a Silhouette DSP. They are like pieces of modern art and work perfectly in a tri-panel card design. I used this exact same layout, or card sketch, on this card previously posted here on my blog. You can see how changing out the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
Welcome to the Maui Achievers Blog Hop where you are going to be wowed and inspired by paper crafting ideas from around the world. You are at Candy Rattray, and I'm delighted you are here! The full list of hoppers is at the bottom of this post in case... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
I'm featuring the very fun Witty-Cisms stamp set for my monthly class this month with bright colors and cute designs. But such is the versatility of Witty-Cisms that I created an elegant graduation card with the same stamps. You can find Witty-Cisms in the Stampin' Up! January-June Mini Catalog. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
I love the big bold font in Seriously the Best (January-June Mini Catalog) and paired it with an equally bold color scheme using retiring in color Blueberry Bushel for this handmade card. It's like sending flowers to a friend! 2018-2020 In Colors are retiring soon, and you don't want to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
It's time for my monthly Saturday Card Club, when I offer a class featuring 8 cards (4 each of 2 designs) made with a single stamp set. This month, I have loads of card ideas for French Countryside (mini catalog) stamp set fo you. Here are the details: Class includes:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
Stampin' Up!'s Check You Out (photopolymer stamp set) is a steal at just $16! The uber cute critters are guaranteed to bring smiles. The book images give you so many creative options. And last, but not least, there are 7 versatile greetings in a retro typewriter font. And a library... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
I'm so excited to offer a limited number of kits which include Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and coordinating Small Bloom Punch! Receive all prepared supplies for 5 different cards plus a bevy of supplies to make more! Step by step pdf tutorials with color photos also included. Note: Small Bloom... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
I have a free pdf tutorial for the Lovely Lipstick card above. Just click here. You can order all the supplies used and get the Flowering Foils Paper for free. You will have enough supplies to make 48 cards-- made with your own hands and heart! All supplies are linked... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
Ornate Garden Suite is a NEW CATALOG early release, and I'm in love with it! There are: 2 sets of stamps--which work together beautifully or stand alone GORGEOUS Designer Series Paper--with gold foiling on one side of several sheets 2 sets of dies--both incredibly versatile to be used with this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
Welcome to the Maui Achievers Blog Hop for March where demonstrators across the globe share our creations to inspire and empower your creativity. You are at Candy Rattray, The full list of participants is at the bottom of this blog post with links to all them all--so be sure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper is FREE during Sale-a-Bration (through March 31), and it is seriously gorgeous! I demonstrated this card on my Tuesdays @ 2 Facebook Live this week and also made it with a group of local stampers at my monthly free card class. Click here to read... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
What fun the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper is! I have a fun-fold card for you today, with a FREE pdf TUTORIAL!, from my Tuesdays @ 2 Facebook Live yesterday. This is a weekly post with the free tutorial following up my Tuesday @ 2 Facebook Live. Scroll down... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
I have 2 Beautifully Braided card ideas for you today that are a result of my Tuesdays @ 2 Facebook Live on 2-25-20. Here's the live demonstration so you can see the design process as well as some tips on using Beautifully Braided photopolymer stamp set. I absolutely love the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
I'm continuing to feature the gorgeous and extremely versatile Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper, a free item during the Sale-a-Bration promotion (aka SAB2020) Jan.3-Mar.31. My cards today, with a pocket inside for a gift card or tickets, use the exact same supplies. The one difference is I turned the designer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
I'm showcasing Lily Impressions DSP (Designer Series Paper) all week here on my blog and also at my page. Today's card idea combines the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP with the coordinating Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and Lily Pad Dies. These 3 products form a suite for perfect coordination,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
Every Tuesday @ 2PM CST I do a handmade card demonstration and then share the free pdf tutorial here on my blog. Today's card is a sneak peek of Tags in Bloom stamp set, part of the 2nd release Sale-a-Bration product line. It also uses Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
I have a Lovely Lily Pad card idea for you today--another super easy card. And it uses free (Sale-a-Bration 2020 aka SAB 2020) stamps, designer paper, and dies:) Here are the free items I used in this card: Lovely Lily Pad stamp set Sending You Thoughts stamp set Lily Impressions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
Today's share is a free masculine card tutorial featuring Clubhouse stamp set (Jan-June Mini Catalog) from yesterday's Facebook Live. This will become a weekly blog post. Tuesdays @ 2 is my weekly Facebook Live and I will be sharing the written tutorial here on my blog the day after--Wednesdays. Be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Sweet Stamper
Fun fold cards have a way of bringing smiles--they're just fun to open! I think the unexpected folds are what bring such delight. Add in some pretty paper and stamping and you have a winner:) My fun fold Valentine is actually very quick and easy to make. Heartfelt Bundle and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at Sweet Stamper