Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Hoping Your Day is Magical!

Hello crafty friends! It’s Candice with you this week continuing to share inspiration using the wonderful embossing folders from Sunny Studio stamps!

I used these Sunny Studio products to create my design:

I began my card with a 6 1/2 x 5 card base.

For the background, I trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth to fit smaller than the card base and ran it through my machine with the Buffalo Plaid embossing folder. Next, I stamped the mushroom house, flowers, and butterflies, colored them with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I then created the scalloped frame using the circle dies listed above from Kraft cardstock. I glued the frame down, tucked the mushroom house and flowers in gluing the bottoms and using foam tape on the top of the flowers for dimension.

I inked a piece of Bristol Smooth with kitsch flamingo and spun sugar, die cut it from the ‘hello‘ and layered it on top of the frame. I finished my card with the sentiment heat embossed in white on the stitched banner inked with the kitsch flamingo and spun sugar and sprinkled a few blue jewels around!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Best Wishes from the Hug Squad!

I have a super sweet hug card for any friend for you today! I just adore the Lottie’s Gang from Purple Onion Designs stamps!

I used these products to create my slimline design:

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, inked the clouds with a homemade stencil using antique linen and glued to the center of the card front. I then die cut a couple of the cloud outlines from Bristol Smooth and glued them to each sides and trimmed the edges with scissors. I then die cut the rainbow, inked the inside rows with chipped sapphire, salty ocean, shaded lilac, kitsch flamingo, and antique linen and glued inside the outline above the clouds and glued a few inside clouds around the rainbow.

Next, I stamped the hug squad, colored them with copic markers, and fussy cut them out. I then inked a piece of Bristol Smooth with the chipped sapphire, salty ocean, shaded lilac, kitsch flamingo, and antique linen and die cut it out with the ‘best wishes‘ and layered it and glued to the center. I finished by stamping the sentiment above the ‘best wishes‘ and adding the sentiment on a banner in the center of the ‘best wishes‘ and sprinkles with a few matching colored jewels!

I hope you getting to hug your family and friends again!

Thank you for stopping by!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti

Father’s Day Superhero!

Hello! Candice with you today sharing my Father’s Day card for my husband this year who loves superheroes!

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

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

For the background, I first extended the Head in the Clouds die to fit my mini slimline by using the partial die cut method (run the die through partway, rotate and lineup, and then run it partway through again!) and stamped the sentiments on the top and on the bottom.

I then trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to fit behind the frame, inked with faded jeans, chipped sapphire, and black soot and splattered with white paint, gold shimmer spray, and black watercolor paint using a damp paintbrush.

While I let that dry, I stamped my superheroes, cityscapes, and speech bubble colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut out. I then heat embossed the ‘bam!‘ in gold in the center of the speech bubble.

Next, I inked a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with faded jean, die cut from the shadow ‘happy’ and topped it with the ‘happy‘ letters in red.

To put the card together, I lined up where the ‘happy‘ sits on the bottom and glued the cityscapes down and adhered the ‘happy‘ with foam tape. I then used foam tape to add the superheroes and speech bubble and finished with some red jewels!

Thank you for visiting!

Candice

Blog Posts, Paperieink

Deep Down Fun!

I have another sweet slimline design for you today using the new release from Paperie Ink stamps! One of my favorite type of cards to make is underwater and I always fall in love with them like this Deep Down stamp set!

I used these products to create my slimline design:

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 glued to the center of my card front. I then created the 3 different sized circle frames from the Sunny Studio large and small stitched circle dies and then die cut the circles to go behind each of the frames from Bristol Smooth cardstock. I inked them with salty ocean, salvaged patina, and cracked pistachio going lighter as I went up on each circle. I splattered them with water, white and gold paint using a damp paintbrush.

While I let those dry, I stamped my images from the sets listed above, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out. I added some highlights with a white pen.

To put the card together, I glued the images to the background circles and the frames over them. Next, I trimmed the edges once I glued them to the card front and then I added the white gems around to give it a nautical feel. I finished with the sentiment on a stitched black banner heat embossed with white!

Do you have a favorite type of design you love to create with? I’d love to hear your favorites!

Thank you!

Candice

Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Happy Hatch Day!

It’s time for a new release at Create a Smile stamps! I am highlighting the Nanu! stamp that was part of the Advent Calendar from December and now you can get him for yourself!

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

I began my slimline with a 7 3/4 x 3 1/2 card base.

I decided he would go so well with these other cute critter for a fun birthday card! For the background, I first die cut the postage slimline panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock, taped off the bottom, inked it with salvaged patina and tumbled glass, and splattered with peacock feathers, and black and white paint with a damp paintbrush.

While I let that dry, I stamped the moose, cow, chicken, balloon, cake, and egg, colored them with copic markers, added the spots to the cow, and fussy cut them out. I then added some accents with a white pen.

Next, I stamped the sentiment near the top and laid out the images and then stamped the ground where they will go. I finished by adhering them with either glue or foam tape and a few blue jewels!

You can head on over to the Create a Smile store to see the whole new release, I do recommend order what you want now, they tend to sell out of the new release pretty quick!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Little Help From My Hens!

Hello my dear crafty friends! Candice with you today sharing a fun farm scene using the awesome new Picket Fence die!

I used these Sunny Studio products for my slimline design:

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

For the background, I die cut the stitched panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock and inked the top half with tumbled glass. I added a stitched cloud and inked grass with bundled sage along the bottom. I then created the slimline picket fence using the partial die cut method (run through partway, rotate and line up, and run through partway again!) and glued the tops cut from Kraft cardstock on each pole.

Next, I stamped the barn, chickens, goat, and scarecrow, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I put the card together by gluing some images down and then gluing the fence over them and using foam tape to add the chicken and hay for depth to the scene. I finished by stamping my sentiment on the top right corner!

Thank you for stopping by today and have a fabulous weekend!

Candice

Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

Celebrate

Hello Meraki Friends! Candice back with you today sharing how you can combine some of the new slimline dies with previous releases!

I used these products all found in the Crafty Meraki store to create my slimline design:

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

For the

For the background, I inked the card front with spun sugar, splattered with worn lipstick, white paint, and gold shimmer spray, and once it was dry I glued the slimline hive cut from thick white cardstock. I then die-cut the stitched long oval slimline from kraft cardstock and adhered it over the inked panel with foam tape.

Next, I stamped the magnolias and bees, colored them with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out. I then used foam tape to arrange them around the oval window. I finished with the layered ‘celebrate‘ topped with gold foil cardstock and some gold jewels!

Thank you so much for visiting today and have a fabulous day!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Diagon Alley

My family and I just went on our family vacation this past April to Disney World and Universal Studio’s and one of our favorites was the Harry Potter Diagon Alley. With the new release from Purple Onion Designs stamps I designed my own version of Diagon Alley! I do want to shout out that I am always inspired by Amy Young’s one layer scenes and decided I would try my hand at it too!

I used these Purple Onion Designs products to create my mini slimline scene:

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

For the background, I stamped the book store, stamped again on masking sticker, and then stamped the flowers shop stamp and room with a view on either side. I colored the whole scene with copic markers and used a white pen to add accents.

Next, I stamped the stone wall, flower pots, and cat, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out. I used the stone wall as the cobblestone road, awesome way to extend your stamps! I adhered the extra flower pots with foam tape to give just a little bit of dimension!

I let it sentiment free, very unusual for me, but I wanted the scene to be the main focus and can add the sentiment inside!

I hope if you have a Harry Potter fan in your family this can help you create a very personal and fun card for them!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Paperieink

Seas the Day!

These new adorable little seagulls from Paperie Ink stamps new release are just irresistable!

I used these products to create my slimline design:

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

For the background, I first die cut a stitched panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock, inked the sun ray in the left corner with a sun ray stencil using mustard seed and then inking over it lightly with squeezed lemonade, and stamped the sentiment in the top right corner.

I then die cut the 3 set of waves from the Trinity Stamps Scenic Border and Sunny Studio Nature border slimline dies. I inked the furthest on back with tumbled glass, the middle one with peacock feathers and salvaged patina, and the front wave with salvaged patina and tumbled glass and then splattered them with white paint using a damp paint brush.

While the waves dried, I stamped the adorable seagulls, poles, and buoy, colored them with copic markers, and fussy cut them out.

Next, I die cut the circle slimline frame from black cardstock and stamped the ‘mine’ repeatedly on the die cut speech bubble. Once the waves were done, I ran them through with the stitched panel die to give the bottoms and sides the stitched flow with the frame.

To put the card together, I glued the two large waves to the inked panel and adhered the front wave with foam tape. I then adhered the circle slimline frame with foam tape and glued the bottoms and tucked the images into the circle windows. I finished by adhering the speech bubble with foam tape!

I just adore the expressions on these cuties and they will make for some fun designs! You can see the full new release HERE from Paperie Ink Stamps!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti

Reverse Confetti June Inspiration Blog Hop

I hope you have been inspired so far on the June Reverse Confetti Inspiration Blog Hop today! I decided to go with a little sunshine and hope as we are coming out of the pandemic and getting to have sunshine in our lives from family and friends!

Also, take a look at the end of the post for a great deal on newly retired products!

I used these Reverse Confetti products for my design:

I began my card with a 6 1/2 x 5 card base.

For the background, I first trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth a little smaller than my card front, inked it in an ombre blend with rustic wilderness, mowed lawn, and bundled sage, and splattered with gold shimmer spray.

While that dried, I die cut the clouds panel and heat embossed the sentiment in gold across the top, and adhered to the center of the card front with foam tape.

I then inked a couple of scraps of Bristol Smooth. one with rustic wilderness, mowed lawn, and bundled sage and the other with squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, and spiced marmalade. I die cut the HOPE from the green piece and the SUN from the yellow piece. I adhered with a single and double row of foam tape for some great dimension!

Next, I stamped the variety of cacti and flowers, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I arranged them along the bottom with foam tape and finished with a few gold jewels!

Now if you can head on over to Olga Matyushevskaya who is next on the Hop and you can see the full Blog Hop below.

After you are all done hopping along you can visit the store for some great sales on a HUGE amount of retired products!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Candice

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Deanne Kuntz

Leica Palma

Ali Farmer

Jeanne Jachna

Norine Borys

Audrey Tokach

Emily Leiphart

Candice Fisher (HERE)

Olga Matyushevskaya

Amy Tsuruta

Olga Moss