Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

Joyful Songbirds!

When I saw these beautiful birds from MFT I knew I had to have them and they go perfectly with the You are my Sunshine Slimline die that I helped design with Crafty Meraki!

I used these products all found in the Crafty Meraki store:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For my background, I die cut the You are my Sunshine slimline panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock, heat embossed the sentiment in white and then inked the panel with tea dye and antique linen.

Next, I stamped the birds and branches, colored them with copic markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I arranged them around the sentiment either gluing or using foam tape to give dimension.

I finished with a few simple domes!

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Snowfetti!

Elliot & Marcel from Purple Onion Designs new release illustrated by the talented Julian Charlton are celebrating the holiday season with snowfetti!

I used these products for my shaker slimline card:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the background behind the shaker I stamped Elliot & Marcel Snowfetti (available 11/27) onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with versafine black ink and inked the panel with festive berries, worn lipstick and spun sugar. I then created the large shaker window by die cutting the stitched frame, adhering the acetate behind with strong adhesive, put my sequins down and used a double layer of foam tape to seal the shaker.

Next, I stamped Elliot & Marcel Snowfetti (available 11/27) again, this time on watercolor paper, colored with Zig watercolor markers and fussy cut out. I adhered this onto the acetate over the stamped image below.

To finish, I die cut multiples of the Oh So Jolly with the top layer being inked in festive berries, worn lipstick and spun sugar. I then used these same colors to ink a stitched banner after I had heat embossed my sentiment (available 11/27) in white.

I love the movement this card has with the full shaker window and how festive these cuties are! You can see the whole new release HERE!

Thank you for visiting today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Penguining to Look Like Christmas!

Hi! Candice here with you today! I have a sweet little Christmas scene with these adorable penguins!

I used these Sunny Studio products for my winter scene:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the the background, I first die cut the stitched circles near the top of the front panel and stamped with a variety of snowflakes in light grey ink. I then die cut 2 of the snow hills, stamped my sentiment on the bottom of the top one and glued them to the frame.

Next, I stamped the tree line, trees, lights and penguins, colored them all with copic markers and then used the coordinating dies listed above to cut them out. To put the card together, I glued the tree lines onto the front of the card base lining them up with the frame panel. Then I put a layer of vellum over it to soften the look and adhered the frame with foam tape. The lights I tucked behind with thin strips of foam tape to help them pop as well. Lastly, I added the trees and the penguins on the snow hills and put a few pearls around the sentiment!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Candice

Blog Posts, Paperieink

Warm Christmas Wishes!

These Christmas flamingos from Paperie Ink stamps make it so fun to create tropical Christmas cards!

I used these products for my tropical Christmas card:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For my background, I trimmed some gold embossed pineapple pattern paper and glued to the front. I then inked a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock with peacock feathers in ombre and die cut with the foliage dies. I then used those same dies with gold glitter and foil paper.

Next, I stamped the flamingos, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out. I also die cut a couple word bubbles, inked them with the peacock feathers and heat embossed the sentiments in gold and filled in the images with a white pen.

To put the card together, I layered the foliage under die cut shapes with glue dots and foam tape. I then added the flamingos and word bubbles with foam tape to add even more dimension!

I hope you are inspired to use some fun tropical vibes on your next Christmas card!

Thank you!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Wonderful Winter Tags!

I love all the little critters in the new Purple Onion Designs release, Sweetest Little Town collection, illustrated by the amazing Stacey Yacula! They are just the perfect size to create fun Christmas tags with!

I used these Purple Onion Designs stamps for my Christmas tags:

I first created the tag bases from my Cameo Silhouette from cream cardstock and used a stitched banner die twice, once on pattern paper and another from white cardstock. I layered these onto the cream tag base and then die cut stitched circles from white cardstock, gluing around the hole for the ribbon.

Next, I stamped all the images listed above using the 6×6 clear mounting stamp, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut out. I then die cut the stitched banners, heat embossing the sentiments all from the Holiday Message Sentiments set, and trimmed the edges to fit onto the bottom of the tags. I then layered the images on each tag using foam tape and finished with some blue nuvo drops and green twine!

If you haven’t seen the amazing background stamps that go with all these cuties, you should go and take a peek at the new release of The Sweetest Little Town collection HERE!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Candice

Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Christmas Birds!

I really love these little birds from Create a Smile to create a whimsical Christmas card!

I used these Create a Smile products to create this fun card:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For my background, I first stamped my sentiment and then inked each section of stars with oxide inks in barn door, festive berries, peacock feathers and mowed lawn directly onto my card front. I then trimmed a couple of pieces of Christmas pattern paper and glued them near the left edge.

Next, I stamped the birds and the bird house, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out. I used foam tape to adhere them to the front and finished with a few enamel dots in matching colors!

I hope you are inspired to try a fun color palette for a Christmas card this year!

Thank you!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Retro Christmas Ornaments

Hello! Candice back with you this Friday! Have you seen this new stamp set, Retro Ornaments, yet?! It is full of many different fun style of ornaments with layering options! I couldn’t just pick one color so I went with some bright rainbow colors!

I used these Sunny Studio products to create my card:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the background I first die cut the stitched panel and inked it with Altenew inks in desert night, dusk, teal cove & aqualicious. I then heat embossed the sentiment in white, covered it with a scrap piece of paper and lastly splattered with white paint using a damp paint brush.

Next, I stamped the ornaments in the rainbow colors listed above, stamped the tops with silver ink and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. The amazing thing about the coordinating dies is that they cut out the ornament with the top stamped! Brilliant!

I finished the card by heat embossing the pine leaves in white on vellum, cutting them out with the coordinating dies and then adhering with a small glue dot to allow them to raise up a bit. I still have a bucket full of twine so I went with matching rainbow bows to complete the look and I am loving the results!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

Merry Penguins!

Hello my Crafty friends! Candice with you today and I am highlighting a few of the new slimline dies from our Crafty MerakiCraftober release!

I used these products all which are also in the Crafty Meraki store:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For my background, I first heat embossed the snow in white on Bristol Smooth, inked with worn lipstick, festive berries, candied apple and black soot and splattered with candied apple ink and black and gold shimmer sprays. Once it was dry, I glued the Bubbles Mania slimline panel that I had cut from thick white cardstock.

Next, I stamped the penguins and hats, colored them with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To put the card together, I created a long thin shaker frame with the smallest Frame Worthy die, adhered acetate behind and used foam tape to raise with the sequins set in the middle. I then die cut 5 merrys from thick black cardstock and layered them and glued to the middle of the shaker frame. I pop dotted the adorable penguins all around and finished with a few larger black nuvo drops!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Snowmen Fun!

I just adore the snowmen from Create a Smile and made a winter day scene with them!

I used these Create a Smile products:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For my background, I heat embossed the snow with the Winter Day stencil in white and inked over it with twisted citron and tumbled glass. I then die cut 2 stitched snow hills and glued the back one down and before using foam tape with the front one, I stamped my sentiment.

Next, I stamped the ferris wheel, snowmen and trees, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out. I used foam tape to pop them up and give great depth to the card scene!

Thank you for stopping by and hope you are inspired to use different colors for your Christmas cards this year!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Victorian Christmas Tags

Hello! Candice here with you today! I love this Victorian Christmas house for making beautiful Christmas tags!

I used these Sunny Studio products for my shaker tags:

For the tag base, I first die cut the two medium stitched arch dies taped together to create my frames. I then took the larger of the two and die cut the back from Bristol Smooth cardstock.

I heat embossed the snowfall in white and then inked one with worn lipstick and dried marigold and the other with cracked pistachio and squeezed lemonade. To create the shaker, I first put the acetate behind the window and then added double layer of foam tape on the back of the frame. I placed my sequins in the center and attached the frame to the background.

Next, I stamped the the Victorian houses, colored them with copic markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out and adhered them to the acetate with strong adhesive. To finish the tags, I cut 2 stitched banners, heat embossed the sentiment with gold and used colored twine to tie them to the tag tops!

I hope you are inspired to make fun Holiday tags for your gifts this year!

Thank you for visiting today!

Candice