Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

Sending Sunny Vibes!

Hi! It’s Candice here with you today sharing some fun beach times using the new MFT Sunny Vibes stamp set!

I created my beach scene using the MFT Sunny Vibes set found in the Crafty Meraki store along with other MFT products from their June release!

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

For the background, I created the slimline cross stitched template using my own design on my cameo silhouette and stitched some beach houses with the setting sun against the island with a few palm trees.

Next, I stamped the cuties from the MFT Sunny Vibes set, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut out, but you could get the coordinating dies to make your life easier!

To finish the card, I created the sand by trimming a piece of thick white cardstock and heat embossed it with WOW sandcastle. I simply added a stitched banner with the sentiment heat embossed in yellow so the cross stitched background and cuties could be the focus.

If you are looking for many of the new releases and they are sold out of some of your favorites, head over to the Crafty Meraki store, she is fully stocked and for a flat rate of $5 in the US, you can’t go wrong!

Thank you for visiting with us today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti Guest Designer

Reverse Confetti July New Release Blog Hop

Welcome! I am happy to have you hopping along with us at Reverse Confetti as we share more inspiration with you using the new release available today at 7pm! You should have come from Jessica Frost-Ballas along the hop or you can start with me!

I went with a bright and happy card for you today using lots of the new Reverse Confetti products:

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

For the background, I first die inked the top a piece of Bistrol Smooth trimmed to fit on the front of my card with mustard seed & squeezed lemonade. I then cut the cross tiles panel to create a stencil and used the mustard seed to add the pattern over the inked yellow going a little darker for it to show slightly. I then stamped the fence from the Background Builder set in versafine black ink.

Next, I stamped the kitties, rainbow & clouds, mailbox and flowers, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies listed above to cut them out.

To put the card together, I die cut the small tag and inked the same way as the background and stamped the hello and added a strip of ribbon. I lined it up and stamped the happy mail above before adhering the tag with foam tape. I layered the flowers and mail box in the white grass popping up the one with the sentiment. I tucked the kitties behind the top grass and glued the rainbow down and used foam tape on the clouds.

For a little sparkle, I added a few sequins.

Here is the list of the Blog Hop, you should go to Susan Wymer next! I hope you are inspired to create with this adorably fabulous release!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Carly Tee Minner

Amy Kolling

Caly Person

Tricia Barber

Crystal Thompson

Lisa Henke

Channin Pelletier

Kara Pogreba

Kelly Lunceford

Ali Farmer

Kay Miller

Kathy Schweinfurth

Jeff Lindberg

Brenda Noelke

Janette Kausen

Jeanne Jachna

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Candice Fisher (you are here)

Susan Wymer

Deanne Kuntz

Adelle Emery

Amy Tsuruta

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti Guest Designer

Reverse Confetti Sneak Peeks Day 3

It’s the final day of Reverse Confetti’s July release and tomorrow we have our Blog hop with even more incredible inspiration using the new release! Today, I am sharing as Guest Designer the new Stained Glass Butterflies along with the new Background Builder and This Says It All stamp sets with you!

I used these Reverse Confetti products to create my card:

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

For my background, I first trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock a little smaller than my card front on the top and bottom, heat embossed the dots along the bottom in white and then inked with abandoned coral, wild honey & squeezed lemonade oxide inks. I adhered this to a piece of thick black cardstock.

I then created my word background by die cutting the circles from my cameo silhouette and using the edge essential dies to create the dots along the bottom before I stamped my repeated sentiments in versafine. I added this frame above the heat embossed dots with foam tape.

Next, I heat embossed the butterflies in clear over versafine on watercolor paper, colored them with Zig Clean Color markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To finish the card, I layered multiple die cuts of the XOXO and added a few black enamel dots and some white nuvo drops to the butterflies wings.

That concludes our sneak peeks but you still have the fabulous new release Blog Hop starting tomorrow with even more inspiration! Make sure to join us!

Remember, you have until noon CST today, July 7 to leave a comment on the Blog and Facebook for your chance to win $15 to the store! The winner will be announced today at 5pm CST so stay tuned to the Reverse Confetti blog and Facebook Page!

You can visit all of the designer’s on their blogs for today’s inspiration!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Kara Pogreba

Ali Farmer

Kathy Schweinfurth

Brenda Noelke

Jeanne Jachna

Candice Fisher

Deanne Kuntz

Adelle Emery

Amy Tsuruta

Thank you,

Candice

Blog Posts, Paperieink

Magical Unicorns

I just love me some adorable unicorns prancing in the clouds with their butterfly friends, don’t you?! These unicorns from Paperie Ink are just some of my favorites!

I used these products to create my card:

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

For my background, I first die cut the scalloped panel and then inked using a homemade cloud stencil with the new speckled egg oxide ink.

Next, I stamped the unicorn and butterflies, colored them with Zig real color markers, and fussy cut out.

To put the card together, I added my pattern and white clouds adhering with glue or foam tape for dimension. I then added the images with foam tape and stamped my sentiment in purple on my inked panel.

For a bit of shine, I added some stars cut from glitter paper in coordinating colors along with some nuvo drops.

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti Guest Designer

Reverse Confetti Sneak Peeks Day 2

It’s Day 2 of the sneak peeks for Reverse Confetti’s July release and I have 2 cards for you as Guest Designer today highlighting Rain or Shine and Snail Mail stamp sets just full of cute critters and accessories!

First up is the Rain or Shine, I mean, could they be any cuter?!

To create my scene, I used these Reverse Confetti products:

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

For my background, I first inked a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with dusty concord, worn lipstick & spun sugar oxide inks and splattered with these same colors watered down along with some gold and white shimmer spray. After it was dry, I cut the top of the piece with the cloudy day panel and a few more from leftover pieces of Bristol Smooth cardstock.

Next, I stamped my bunnies, rainbow and sun, colored them with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I then used my cameo silhouette to cut out some vellum clouds and on white and stamped my sentiments, layering them along the bottom with foam tape. To put the rest of the card together, I adhered the bunnies onto 2 clouds from the cloudy day panel that are upside down and added more clouds throughout the top either with glue or foam tape. The rainbow I tucked behind two of the clouds with foam tape.

I finished with heat embossing the sun with WOW sandcastle and sprinkled some sequins around for a bit of shine.

For my next card, I used my favorite set from the release, Snail Mail!

I used these Reverse Confetti products for this slimline design:

I also began this card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the background, I first die cut the scalloped frame from my cameo silhouette and inked it along with the front of my card with iced spruce, evergreen bough & speckled egg, both from Bristol Smooth cardstock.

Next, I stamped the snails, mailbox, mushrooms, flowers and clouds, colored them with copic markers and used the coordinating dies listed above to cut them out.

To put my scene together, I adhered the frame with foam tape and either glued or popped up the images along the bottom. I then stamped my sentiments using versafine and finished with a few blue domes.

Don’t forget that you have your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the store by commenting on the blog and on Facebook! Please leave some love for all the amazing creations from the designers on their blogs!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Kara Pogreba

Ali Farmer

Kathy Schweinfurth

Brenda Noelke

Jeanne Jachna

Candice Fisher

Deanne Kuntz

Adelle Emery

Amy Tsuruta

Thank you for visiting and we will see you tomorrow for our final day of sneak peeks!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti Guest Designer

Reverse Confetti Sneak Peek Day 1

Are you ready for Day 1 of Reverse Confetti’s July release?! I know I am ready to share what I have made a a Guest Designer using the amazing products in this fabulous release! Today, I am starting you off with the Multi-step Cacti stamp set paired with the Background Builder and Best Sentiments stamps, all part of this release!

I used these Reverse Confetti products to create my framed card:

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

To create my frames, I first die cut 1 panel from the pointed cover and 3 scalloped frames from Bristol Smooth cardstock. I then cut the frames to how I wanted to fit them on the card and trimmed the stitched backgrounds to fit behind the frames. I inked the stitched backgrounds with abandoned coral and tattered rose and the frames in cracked pistachio.

I adhered the frames with foam tape over the stitched backgrounds and laid them out how I wanted to place them down. This allowed me to stamp my sentiment and the circles before adhering the frames with glue.

Next, I stamped the cacti, pots, flowers and birds in versafine on watercolor paper, colored them with Zig Clean Color markers, and used the coordinating dies listed above to cut them out. I added them with foam tape to give a great dimension with the frames.

The Zig colors I used: pale green, pink flamingo, light brown & pale orange

Now for the good news on top of the sneak peeks, you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the store, 1 on the blog and 1 on Facebook, just leave a comment for your chance! While you are checking things out, you can visit all of the designer’s for this release and their fabulous inspiration!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Kara Pogreba

Ali Farmer

Kathy Schweinfurth

Brenda Noelke

Jeanne Jachna

Candice Fisher

Deanne Kuntz

Adelle Emery

Amy Tsuruta

Check back tomorrow for Day 2 sneak peeks!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti Guest Designer

Guest Designer for Reverse Confetti!!!

I am so excited to announce that I will be a Guest Designer for Reverse Confetti for the next couple of months! Squealing!!! They have such cute and unique stamp sets and some amazing background dies! I went ahead and made a sweet card for my bestie for this occasion!

My best friends son just loves lions and I knew he would appreciate this card with his mom, I mean, just look how cute those lions are!?!

I used these Reverse Confetti sets to create my scene:

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

For the background, I used the new speckled egg with seedless preserves & milled lavender and splattered with these inks and some gold shimmer spray by applying the ink to some acetate and using a wet paint brush. I then cut out the frame from my cameo silhouette using thick white cardstock and stamped the sentiment along the bottom and adhered to the card front with foam tape.

Next, I stamped the images, colored them with copic markers and then cut out using my scan n’ cut but they do have the coordinating dies which makes your life much easier!

I added all the images with glue or foam tape to give dimension and stamped the second sentiment directly onto the inked panel.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope to see you soon as I share my creations for the new July release next week!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Fish are Friends!

Hello! It’s Candice with you today with a fun underwater scene using the adorable Sea You Soon stamp set! Can you tell which movie these cuties remind me of?!

I used these Sunny Studio products to create my scene:

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

For the background, I first die cut the circle template from my cameo silhouette using thick white cardstock and inked a piece of Bristol Smooth with Altenew inks in starlight, tide blue, turquoise & sea breeze to go behind the circles. I then stamped the coral bottom twice, colored with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut out and trimmed the edges to fit on my inked ocean. To cover the seam, I stamped one more coral, colored and die cut out with the coordinating die.

Next, I stamped all the fishes and sharks from the Sea You Soon and Best Fishes stamp sets, colored with copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies listed above. To make the banners, I trimmed some leftover Bristol Smooth, inked them with the same colors used for the ocean, and stamped my sentiment using a variety of words from different sets.

To put the card together, I trimmed a piece of vellum to fit in the center to put my images on and soften the background for them to stand out. I laid it all out first and used glue dots behind the images to adhere the vellum and added all the rest with foam tape. I then put a few blue domes to finish my scene!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Rainbow Wildflowers

While I wait for the new release since mail from overseas these days is FOREVER (can you tell I am a patient person?!), I am still playing with these beautiful wildflowers!

I used these fabulous Create a Smile products for my card:

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

The idea for my card comes from a new style of modern block coloring that Yana Smakula has recently been showing in her beautiful cards! I definitely needed to give it a try and love the results!

For the frame, I stamped multiples of two of the leave sets from the Wildflower stamp set, colored just one leave on each in rainbow colors and fussy cut out. To get the best block look, you want to go dark, medium and light in your marker choices and let them dry in between applying so they don’t blend.

Next, I die cut the BEE-DAY twice, once from copic friendly cardstock and the other from black cardstock. I colored the letters in rainbow, of course!, and outlined them in the black to help them pop!

I then stamped the hugs and colored up the bee using the block technique and love how he came out!

To put it all together, I created my center first and then adding the wildflowers to the edges with foam tape and trimmed the tips off.

This is such a different style of card for me and I enjoyed making something unique and fun! I will definitely be doing this block coloring again!

Thank you,

Candice

Blog Posts, Paperieink

Fiesta Llamas!

These llamas from Paperie Ink are just ready for a Fiesta!

I found another pattern paper that went so well with this Llama Says stamp set and went with a clean card to let them shine!

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

For the background, I first trimmed a strip off of the pattern paper and backed it with some thick black cardstock and adhered to the center of my slimline front.

Next, I stamped the llamas, cacti and mountain, colored them with copic markers and used my scan n’ cut to cut out.

To finish my card, I die cut multiples of the fiesta and inked the top layer with abandoned coral & tattered rose and glued the time on. I went with simple black enamel dots to add a little shine and draw your eye across the card.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Candice