Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

Glad You’re in My Orbit!

Hello my crafty friends! I have to admit that I am in love with the new illustrator over at MFT and I don’t even know her name!!! But whenever she comes out with a new stamp set, I just have to have it! So today I am playing with the cute space bunnies from the Blastoff Buddies set and mixing it with some awesome Crafty Meraki Slimline dies I designed for the wonderful Bindu, owner of Crafty Meraki!

I used these products for my slimline design, all found in the Crafty Meraki store:

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

For the background I first die cut some Bristol Smooth cardstock with the Twinkle slimline die, inked the panel with peacock feathers, cracked pistachio and scattered straw in clusters to create a soft galaxy and then splattered it with gold shimmer spray and white paint using a damp paintbrush. I then die cut the cover stitched panel from the 3 Room Studio slimline die and heat embossed the sentiment in gold. Before adding over the galaxy with foam tape I tucked some vellum clouds behind the windows.

Next, I stamped the images from the Blastoff Buddies stamp set, colored them with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used glue and foam tape to add the images throughout the windows to give nice depth to the scenes. I finished by adding the large “HUGS” layered with the top layer inked with the peacock feathers, cracked pistachio and scattered straw and a few stars cut from the Twinkle slimline die using gold foil cardstock.

I just adore the softness off this card! I think I may have to use this for a baby card sometime, what do you think?!

Thank you for visiting today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Heffy Doodle and Sunny Studio Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Sunny Studio Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!

I combined these fabulous two companies to create a fun interactive beach scene to brighten a friend’s day!

I used these products from Heffy Doodle & Sunny Studio to create my slimline card:

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

For the background, I die cut the stitched scalloped frame from Kraft cardstock and adhered it to the card front. I then die-cut the stitched panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock, taped off the bottom, and inked the ocean with salty ocean. I moved the tape to cover the ocean line and inked lightly the clouds from a die-cut cloud stencil with tumbled glass and topped off with the stitched clouds. The sand was created with a stitched hill, inked with tea dye and antique linen, and splattered with these inks and white paint using a damp paintbrush.

I then created my sentiment on the top by stamping the “cruising” and “Hey Gull Friend!” with Versafine black ink. I heat embossed the “by to say” in white on a black banner and used foam tape to finish the fun sentiment!

Next, I stamped the images from the stamp sets listed above, colored them with Copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I glued the buoy down and then created my interactive element on my background panel by die cutting the pull tab and notch to slide the card on. I then glued the car to the pull tab and adhered the whole panel with foam tape to the Kraft scalloped frame.

I finished by adding all the cute beach accessories all around as these cuties enjoy their cruising in the sun!

I hope you have been inspired by the amazing creations from the design teams and you can comment on my post and all the posts on the Hop for a chance to win either from Heffy Doodle or Sunny Studio! Here are the details:

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Sunny Studio Stamps will be giving away $35 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on March 3rd to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on March 4th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Sunny Studio Stamps Blog to see if you’re a winner!

You should have come from Mona Toth and will be heading over to Davina Cantrell now!

Here is the full Blog Hop list:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Tallie Clewley
Mayra Duran-Hernandez
Mona Toth
Candice Fisher (HERE)
Davina Cantrell
Julia Englich
Amanda Fitterer
Handmade by Kavya

Sunny Studio Blog

Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Favorite Everything Sea Gulls

I have a fun mini slimline card for you today using these awesome sea gulls from Create a Smile stamps!

I used these Create a Smile products for my mini slimline design:

I began my mini slimline with a 6 1/2 x 4 card base.

For the background, I first die cut my mini slimline by cutting the stitched panel with the partial die cut method, heat embossed the Favorite in white, used the embossing ink with the cloud stencil and heat embossed it in white also. I then inked this panel with worn lipstick, spun sugar and antique linen.

Next, I stamped the sea gulls and the post, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out. I stacked them with foam tape in the bottom left and trimmed the excess of the post with scissors. I finished the card by adhering the rest of the sentiment heat embossed in white of black banners and added some clear domes and white pearls!

I hope these cuties have brought a smile to your face, they always do for me!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Loveable Llamas Gift Tags

Hello crafty friends! It’s Candice with you today sharing a few fun Birthday Gift Tags to attach to any bag or present using these sweet Lovable Llamas!

I used these Sunny Studio products to create my gift tags:

I began my tags by die cutting 4 of the smaller stitched pennants, inking 2 of them with spun sugar, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade and twisted citron, splattered with white paint and then splattered those colors onto the other 2 with a damp paint brush.

Next, I stamped the llamas, hats and balloons, colored them with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. To put the the tags together, I stamped the sentiment along the bottom of the white tags and adhered the images above it with foam tape. I then created the mini tags by die cutting them out, inking them with twisted citron and spun sugar and stamped the “floating by to say”. I finished by punching holes into the top of the pennants, layered the colored one under and threaded the twine through and tied off with a long string to add to any bag!

Thank you for visiting today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti

Winter Warm Hugs

Hello! Candice with you today sending out some warm winter hugs your way!

I used these fabulous Reverse Confetti products to create my mini slimline card:

I began my mini slimline with a 6 1/2 x 4 card base.

For my background, I die cut my cover panel with the Double Stitched Window Cover die using the partial die cut method (cut almost to the end on one side and then rotate and do it on the other side to extend your panel). To get the size I need I simply trimmed off the excess on the bottom of the grey panel.

I then trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to fit behind this panel, inked it with speckled egg, stormy sky and shaded lilac and splattered with these inks and white paint using a damp paint brush. While I let this dry, I created my layered warm hugs with thick white cardstock and inked the top one with the stormy sky and shaded lilac.

Next, I stamped the images from the Birdie Buddies and Snow Bunnies stamp sets, colored them with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. To put the card together, I used foam tape on the images in the windows, added the sentiment over the “warm hugs” on a white banner and tucked the red heart behind it and topped it off with the adorable winter hat! I finished with some white pearls!

I hope everyone is getting out and thawing after such a cold snap across the country and that my warm hugs are helping! Thank you for stopping by!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Birthday Airplane

I made a fun birthday mini slimline card for my brother with this adorable airplane from Purple Onion Designs stamps!

I used these products for my mini slimline card:

I began my mini slimline with a 6 1/2 x 4 card base.

For the background, I die-cut stripes of the stitched clouds, inked them with chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch, and splattered them with these inks and white paint using a damp paintbrush. I then die-cut layers of the Big Happy Birthday, inked the top one with speckled egg and iced spruce, and off-set to show some white underneath.

Next, I stamped the bear in the airplane and balloons, colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. I put the card together by layering the clouds, making them go off the card front a bit, and adhering the images with glue or foam tape, and adding the Big Happy Birthday near the top. I finished by heat embossing the sentiment in white on a black banner adhering with foam tape between the Happy and Birth and adding a few clear domes!

Thank you for stopping by with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

I Find You Ribbeting!

Hi my crafty friends! Candice with you today with a fun green monochromatic card using the fun new Country Scenes stamp set!

I used these Sunny Studio products for my card:

For my background, I began by inking a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with mowed lawn, twisted citron and shabby shutters and cut it out with the Botanical Backdrop die. I then trimmed another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to fit behind the frame and inked it lightly with shabby shutters.

Next, I stamped the pond, the mountains with pine trees, mushroom house, frog, butterflies and flies from the stamp sets listed above, colored them with green copic markers (listed at the end of my post) and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. To put the card together, I glued the frog and lily pond to the pond and adhered this to back of the frame. I lined up the mountains and glued that to the inked panel and used foam tape to add the frame over this. I then used glue or foam tape to tuck the other images in giving the scene lots of dimension! I finished by stamping the sentiment with Versafine black ink!

Green Copic Markers used: YG17, YG25,YG05, YG03, YG01, YG00 & YG0000

If you haven’t tried a monochromatic card, you should pick your favorite color and give it a go, it is fun to see the results!

Thank you for visiting today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti

Hero Arts & Reverse Confetti Collaboration

I am excited to be joining with the Hero Arts Collaboration with Reverse Confetti today with stamp sets that are meant to help bring our communities together and proceeds from this stamp set will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign. The Better Together stamp set was designed by the Reverse Confetti’s Jen del Muro’s daughter, Ellie, and I am showing a different way to use the flower!

I used these products to create my rainbow slimline card:

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

For my background, I die cut the stitched circle panel into a slimline size by using the partial die cut method of cutting one side almost to the end and then lining it up and running it through the other side almost to the end. I then trimmed the edges and glued to the front of my card base.

Next, I stamped the solid flowers as pots with no line coloring ink and then stamped the stripes and polka dots with Copic friendly black ink. I then stamped the leaves with the no-line color ink as well and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I colored them all with Copic markers in fun rainbow colors and arranged them with foam tape along the bottom. I finished with the beautiful sentiment stamped on a trimmed banner and some matching domes!

I hope this beautiful stamp set can inspire you to share the love with your family, friends and community and make it a brighter place to be!

We are giving away $50 gift cards to TWO lucky winners, drawn from comments left across the blog hop. One gift code will be to the Hero Arts store, and the other to Reverse Confetti. Comment on the hop by Thursday, February 25th at 11:59pm pst. The more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances to win!

Thank you for visiting!

Candice

Here is the full blog hop list:

Hero Arts
Reverse Confetti
Kathy Schweinfurth
Lisa Henke
Jeanne Jachna
Amy Tsuruta
Candice Fisher
Tricia Barber
Amy Kolling
Audrey Tokach
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Mindy Eggen
Seeka
Julee Tilman
Nichol Spohr

Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

Safari Birthday!

Hello! Candice with you today sharing a sweet slimline card full of Safari celebration!

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

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

For the background, I die cut the scalloped frame from pattern paper, trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to fit behind the frame, inked it with rusty hinge, crushed olive and shabby shutters and then splattered it with these inks and white copic paint with a damp paint brush.

While this dried, I created the layered CELEBRATE from thick white cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment on a black banner and adhered to the CELEBRATE with foam tape.

Next, I stamped the sweet safari critters, plants and clouds from the Sweet Safari stamp set, colored them with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I assembled the card by adhered the frame with foam tape over the inked panel, glued the CELEBRATE closer to the top and tucked my images in with glue or foam tape giving lots of dimension to the scene! I finished with a few matching domes!

Thank you so much for visiting and head over to the Crafty Meraki store and check out all the brands she carries, it’s great to get it all in one place!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Hugs My Friend!

Don’t you just love it when you find pattern paper to go so well with your stamp set like these adorable hot air balloons with Purple Onion Designs stamps?! I will tell you it took some time and lots of Copic layers to get the color I wanted to match the pattern paper but, ohhhh, so worth it!

I used these great products for my slimline card:

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

For the background, I trimmed some heart vellum pattern paper to fit my card base, die-cut the stitched panel from thick white cardstock, and then trimmed the hot air balloon pattern paper to fit inside that and adhered all these layers onto the card.

Next, I stamped the hot air balloon, colored it with Copic markers and used a grey/brown colored pencil for accents, and fussy cut it out. I then created my layered hello with gold foil paper as the top layer and heat embossed the sentiment in yellow on vellum. To put it all together, I glued the vellum sentiment down by just adding glue behind the words and put the hello above it and the hot air balloon below. I finished with a few gold sequins!

Thank you so much!

Candice