Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Holiday Trees

I just love the variety in the Create a Smiles November release!  I feel I can make such different style cards using the same products, like this fun holiday one!

1121-christmas trees

I used new and some older sets from Create a Smile:

1121-christmas trees close up

For the background, I heat embossed the Happy Holidays in white and inked lightly over it with shaded lilac.

I die cut a few of the Christmas trees & ornaments, layering the stitched tree frame for a dimensional piece, and inked part of the trees with cracked pistachio.  I layered them on the card, gluing some down and pop dotting the others.

1121-christmas trees side

To finish the card, I die cut multiples of the stitched frame and topped with the gold glitter.  Next, I stamped the mice, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.

I then stamped the sentiment on the banner and inked it with the shaded lilac.

I love using dies as a main focus for a quick Christmas card with a big wow factor!

Thank you for stopping by!


Blog Posts, Whimsy Stamp

Sweet Ellie

If you love the sweet Ellie the elephant stamps, you will definitely fall for this cute candy cane Ellie!  For this card, I wanted to make her the star of the scene!

1117-ellie's candy canes

I used a few wonderful Whimsy Stamps products to make this card:

1117-ellie's candy canes side

I created the bottom background by heat embossing the Illusions background in white on white cardstock for a subtle shimmer.  I then trimmed the bottom of the kraft cardstock with the scalloped edge and die cut a circle from scrap cardstock.  I used the negative from the circle cut out and centered on the kraft piece.  Next, I created the snow using the polka dot stencil and heat embossed in white over the negative.

1117-ellie's candy canes close up

I then stamped the adorable candy cane Ellie, colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out.

To finish the card, I stamped the Joy, wrapped some twine around the top and added some pink domes.

Thank you so much for visiting!



WS ellies candy canes rubber stamp

Ellie’s Candy Canes rubber stamp

WS christmas ellie-ments stamp set

Christmas Ellie-ments stamp set

WS illusions background rubber stamp

Illusions Background rubber stamp

WS polka dot stencil

Polka Dot stencil

WS envelope edger die set

Envelope Edger dies


Pierced & Stitched Circle dies

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Winter Poinsettias

Welcome back my crafty friends, it’s Candice with you again this Friday sharing an elegant Christmas card for you today using the new Layered Poinsettia dies!

Candice-1115-layered poinsettia

The fabulous Sunny Studio Stamps products I used are:

I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which will fit nicely into the size 9A envelopes.

Candice-1115-layered poinsettia close up

To create my background, I die cut strips from shimmer paper with the Frilly Frames Stripes die and using the negative for a guide, glued them to a piece of cardstock that I trimmed to fit on the front.

Next, I die cut the poinsettia leaves from the same shimmer paper.  I then cut out three sets of the poinsettia petals, inking each layer with chipped sapphire, then faded jeans and topped with stormy sky.

Candice-1115-layered poinsettia side

For my large sentiment, I die cut the winter wishes from silver and multiples from scrap white cardstock and layered.  I then heat embossed the sentiment in silver and trimmed to create a banner.

For a simple embellishment, I added a few white pearls.

Thank you so much for visiting!


Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

25 Days of Christmas Tags

25 days of christmas tags logoToday I have joined the 25 Days of Christmas Tags hosted by Tracey McNeely using Sunny Studios new scalloped tag dies!

Candice-1110-25 days of christmas tags

I love using dies to make quick tag bases, and for these three, I used the new Scalloped Square & Scalloped Circle tag dies.  I cut them first out of thick white cardstock for a sturdy base and cut one extra circle using red glitter paper.

I then trimmed 2 squares and die cut a circle from the adorable pattern paper in the Holiday Cheer 6×6 pack.

Candice-1110-25 days of christmas close up

Next, I stamped the adorable images from:

I colored them all with copic markers, die cut them out using the coordinating dies listed above, and added a bit of sparkle with wink of stella.

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To finish off the tags, I stamped the sentiments found in the Feeling Frosty & Merry Mice stamp sets with black ink and created a banner.  I punched a hole in the top of the banners and threaded the ribbon through.  I simply added a glue dot near the base of the ribbon to hold it in place.

Thank you for visiting with me today!  I hope you can take some time to enjoy seeing all the amazing tags created on Tracey McNeely’s blog, In My Creative Opinion.


Blog Posts, Whimsy Stamp

You Are Oh So Tweet!

Hello!  It’s Candice here with you today sharing a super tweet thank you card!  I love the versatility of this new adorable Tweetie Pie stamp set!

I used a few amazing Whimsy Stamps products for my card:

I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fits nicely into the size 9A envelopes.

For the background, I inked with chipped sapphire, faded jeans & stormy sky and using the twinkle stencil, I filled in the circles with a white pen.

Next, I stamped the images from the Tweetie Pie stamp set, colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out.  I added a bit of sparkle to them using a glitter pen.

I then pop dotted the images through the scalloped frames.  In between, I added stitched banners with the sentiments heat embossed in white and inked with chipped sapphire.  To finish the card, I added a few sparkly stars.

Copic Marker colors I used: BV0000, BV000, BV00, G0000, G000, W00, W0, W1 & 0

The new release at Whimsy Stamps is full of winter and Christmas beauty, take some time to go see for yourself!

Thank you for visiting with me today!


Tweetie Pie stamp set

Twinkle stencil

Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Winter Wishes

If you haven’t had the chance to see the biggest ever new release from Create a Smile Stamps, it is available for you starting today!  It is full of winter and Christmas themes galore!

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I used a lot of the new release products for this card:

I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which will fit into your standard size envelopes or size 9A envelopes.

1108-dec 25 snowflakes close up 2

For the background, I inked the snowflakes with spun sugar on cream cardstock and then lightly inked over the whole piece again with spun sugar.  I then filled in the dots on the end with black nuvo drops.

Next, I die cut the snowflake from silver foil paper and pop dotted over the center of the stenciled snowflake and trimmed off the end.

1108-dec 25 snowflakes side 2

I then die cut the Dec 25 from the new Cherry alphabet and numbers dies, once from the silver foil paper and once from black foil paper and inset them onto the card.  I am so in love with this new alphabet set, it gives you three different styles to use! WOW!

To finish it off, I added the adorable mice colored with copics to the sides of the card along with the sentiment on the stitched banner.  I added a few clear domes as my accents.

I cannot tell you how cute this huge new release is, you have to go check it out yourself!

Thank you!



Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Circle of Merry Mice

Hello and happy Friday to you!  It’s Candice here with you sharing a subtle use of the new Buffalo Plaid embossing folder to create a soft background!

Candice-1108-embossing folders

My card uses all new products from the Sunny Studio Stamps new release:

I wanted a subtle embossed background to create a very soft card.  I achieved this effect by using embossing pads (both of them) on top of the buffalo plaid embossing folder and using Tab 1 on my Big Shot.

Candice-1108-embossing folders close up

I first die cut multiples of the circle and merry and layered them for a thick dimensional effect.

Next, I stamped the mice, colored with copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, gluing under the glitter circle and trimmed off the bottoms.

I then heat embossed the pine needles in green and cut out using the coordinating dies placing them under the circle frame with glue dots.

Candice-1108-embossing folders side

To finish the card, I created a banner by heat embossing the sentiment in white, inking with shabby shutters and placing the merry above.  I added a few pink pearls for a pop of color.

Thank you for visiting with me and just a heads up, Sunny Studio Stamps is participating in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and you can visit Tracey McNeely’s blog to see the amazing tags created by the talented Sunny Studio Design Team on Sunday, November 10th!