Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Bippity Boppity Boo!

I’m glad you are visiting with us today! Candice  with you sharing one of my all time favorite childhood stories, Cinderella, using the new Enchanted stamp set!


I used a variety of Sunny Studio Stamps products to create this fairytale scene:

I began the card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fits perfectly into your standard size envelopes.

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For the background, I first die cut the scalloped frame using the partial die cut method, heat embossed the sparkle in white and inked it with chipped sapphire, faded jeans, blueprint sketch & hickory smoke.  I then splattered with a wet toothbrush and white paint to create my small stars.  I die cut the grass hills, inked them with pine needle & evergreen bough and inked a strip with hickory smoke and added some gravel to create the path.

While that dried, I stamped all the images listed above, colored with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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To put the card together, I layered the mountains behind the grass hills and tucked the castle behind the gravel path, gluing them all down flat.  I then added the rest of the images with foam tape, including the banner with the sentiment created using the new Kinsley Alphabet set.  I added a few drops of nuvo glitter and used wink of stella in all the windows for some more sparkle.

Thank you for stopping in today and stay healthy!



Blog Posts, Create a Smile

You are Wonderful!

Create a Smile Stamps is hitting it out of the park again with their stencils in the March release that is available for you today!  I made my Grandmother her Mother’s Day card using the new Spring Garden stencil and some other new goodies!

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All the new release products I used are:

I began with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fits nicely into your standard size envelopes.

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For the background, I first die cut a stitched panel and then inked twice with the stencil using chipped sapphire, faded jeans, seedless preserves, dusty concord & milled lavender, making sure to fade lightly where the stencil touched.

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Next, I stamped the wonderful and fussy cut around.  I then stamped the you are on a banner cut from kraft cardstock.

To finish the card, I added a variety of chipboard flowers, cutting some for the size I wanted, and added a lot of sequins and domes.

You really need to see the full new March release, it has such a great variety of styles you will love!

Thank you for visiting with me today!


Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Hello Spring!

I just love making Spring cards, especially as the snow is almost all gone outside and Spring is just around the corner for me!  Also, a few of my images that I used are included in Purple Onion Designs clearance sale!

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I used these cute Purple Onion Design stamps:

I began my card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which fits nicely into your standard size envelope.

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For the background, I die cut a stitched slimline panel and inked with evergreen bough using a homemade cloud stencil.  I then used some pattern paper from my hoard, I mean stash, and cut the SPRING using my cameo silhouette.

I adhered those to the card using foam tape and a ruler to get the right distance and to keep it straight.

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Next, i stamped all the cuties listed above, colored them with copic markers, and fussy cut them out.  I placed them around the letters with foam tape, stamped the hello and trimmed to a banner and added a few blue domes to finish!

Thank you for visiting with me today and take some time to look through the sale HERE, many are only a few dollars!


Blog Posts, Technique Tuesday GD

You are Beautiful

I am continuing with my amazing time as Guest Designer with Technique Tuesday Stamps showcasing the monthly Animal House collection!  This month is highlighting the gorgeous Pretty Peacock stamp & coordinating dies which is yours at a 25% discount when you sign up for the monthly set!

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I wanted this card to have a blend of colors and chose to do some water coloring!

For the background, I first die cut a scalloped striped panel from thick white cardstock and inked a trimmed piece with rainbow colors in: cracked pistachio, twisted citron, carved pumpkin, abandoned coral & spun sugar.

Candice-Technique Tuesday-pretty peacock rainbow close up watermark

Next, I heat embossed the peacock and sentiment on a stitched banner, colored them with water colors and used the coordinating dies to cut out the peacock.  I adhered them to the card with foam tape for a little dimension.

Candice-Technique Tuesday-pretty peacock rainbow plain watermark

I wanted to keep the embellishments simple to let the colors shine and added a few matching colored domes.

If you are animal lover or just love to create using them, you should definitely think about joining the monthly Animal House collection to get your sets for a 25% discount!

Thank you for visiting with me today!


Blog Posts, Lawn Fawn Posts

Double Magic Iris Surprise!

I had this fabulous idea to try and fit two of these awesome Magic Iris’s from Lawn Fawn onto one card and decided to make it a birthday one to enter into the Lawn Fawn challenge #73-birthdays!

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I used these new Lawn Fawn products for my card:

I had to create a special slimline size to fit both of my magic iris’s onto and made an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 card base which just means I will most likely add this into a gift bag without an envelope.  I think it is sooo worth it with the result I got!

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For the background, I first die cut a stitched panel using the partial die cut method to get the length I wanted and then I used a homemade cloud stencil with festive berries, abandoned coral, wild honey, fossilized amber & scattered straw.

I then worked on making the two magic iris’s following the instructions HERE, using some sparkle vellum as my “sausages” that close over the images!  To cover my magic iris’s, I inked the circles with the colors I used for the clouds, creating an ombre effect with them.  I then die cut two more circles from cloud acetate and laid over the inked circles.  I just LOVE how it came out, don’t you!?

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Next, I stamped the cuties from the Really High Five stamp set, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I also stamped the sentiments and trimmed to be banners.  I then lined up my images and stamped the YAY and WHEE directly onto the card base background.  I then adhered my two magic iris’s and all the images with foam tape and glue.

To finish this sweet card, I added a few clear domes onto the balloons for a bit of shine!

I hope you like how this sweet card turned out, I sure do and will need to make more, the magic iris die is addicting!

You also have some more time to enter into the Lawn Fawn challenge, it’s open until April 5th!

Thank you for stopping by!


Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Dreaming of Toilet Paper!

I believe we are all having toilet paper prancing around in our heads and wishing it was Christmas to ask Santa for more!  Create a Smile Stamps new March release will be available this Friday, March 27 and has some perfectly funny sets to add humor to a bad situation!

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I used some of the new release to create my fun card:

I began my card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which is just the right size for your standard envelope.

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For the background, I first die cut a stitched panel and inked the first top ray with festive berries, abandoned coral & tattered rose.  I then cleaned the stencil and flipped it and repeated the inking on the bottom.

Next, I stamped three toilet paper rolls, fussy cut them out, and added some nuvo glitter.  Who doesn’t want their toilet paper with some sparkle?!

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I then die cut layers of the Christmas making the top one from white glitter paper.  For the banners, I first inked them with festive berries, stamped the sentiments, and trimmed to fit on the card.

To finish I added a few nuvo drops on the circles in the rays.

I really hope this just brings a smile to your face and remember that these links will take you to the new release on Friday, March 27th!  In the meantime, keep checking us out on IG for some more sneak peeks from the amazing DT!

Thank You!


Blog Posts, Heffy Doodle Stamps

Heffy Doodle March Challenge

Today I am sharing my entry into the Heffy Doodle Stamps March challenge and chose to do an interactive card!

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I began by creating the background by die cutting the stitched border and inking with a homemade cloud stencil in tumbled glass.  I then ran the stitched border again and cut two pieces of the grass and inked them with cracked pistachio & twisted citron.  I stamped the sentiment  in black versafine along the bottom.

Next, I did a second piece of cardstock inked with the cloud stencil in tumbled glass and created the interactive magic iris following the instructions on the Lawn Fawn website.

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On the outside, I stamped the sending good vibes in the black versafine.  I then die cut the curved banner, inked it with the cracked pistachio & twisted citron and stamped the thinking of you and adhered to the circle with foam tape.

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Next, I stamped all the bugs and accessories from the Big Bug Hugs stamp set, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I added the bee and grass in the center and stamped the bee trail behind.  I then tucked the others in between the grass.

This card is soo fun to play with!  Opening the little shutter will bring a fun surprise as I send them bug hugs!

Thank you for stopping by and you can still enter into the Heffy Doodle March challenge by scrolling down on the FB page!