Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

A Sweet Thank You!

Hello, Candice here with a very sweet thank you card using the awesome Candy Shoppe stamp set!

I used these Sunny Studio 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 from Bristol Smooth cardstock, using a stencil I created from the Frilly Frames Stripes die I inked it with hickory smoke and glued to the center of my card front.

Next, I stamped the lollipops, gummy bears, and candies, colored them in rainbow with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I then heat embossed the sentiments in white on black cardstock and either trimmed into stripes or used the die cut to cut out the ‘sweet’. To put the card together, I arrange them on my card front and adhered with foam tape. I finished with a sprinkle of rainbow jewels listed above!

Thank you again for visiting with me this Friday!

Candice

Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

Bored Without You!

Hello Meraki Friends! It’s Candice with you today with a fun slimline card to brighten your day!

I absolutely love this Scenic Route Slimline die to frame your scenes and I filled it with some trouble making kitties! I love how this die is great to use your pattern paper with just to give a pop of design around your scene!

I began my slimline with an 81/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For my background, I first die cut the wallpaper pattern paper using the Scenic Route Slimline die, inked a piece of Bristol Smooth with speckled egg, scattered straw, and antique linen and splattered with white paint and gold shimmer spray using a damp paintbrush. Once it was dry, I adhered the pattern frame with foam tape over the inked panel.

Next, I stamped the kitties and plants, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Have you taken a look at the huge selection of MFT products in the Crafty Meraki store?! I know that it sells out quite often at the MFT store so you can always find it in the Crafty Meraki store and they offer the same shipping rate, free over $50!

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment in Versafine black ink and sprinkling a few blue jewels around!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Paperieink

Sending Smiles!

I haven’t made a monochromatic card in a while and these sweet hot air balloons from Paperie Ink stamps just called to be colored in brown hues!

I used these products for 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 from Bristol Smooth cardstock, used a cloud stencil I created from the Slimline Nature Borders dies and inked it with antique linen. I adhered this to the center of my card front.

I then inked another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with antique linen, die cut the ‘sending smiles’ and glued to the shadow cut from vellum. I cut 2 sets of the outline clouds, glued to the edges and trimmed with scissors. I glued the ‘sending smiles’ in the center.

Next, I stamped the hot air balloons, bunnies, and monkeys, colored them in brown copic markers listed below, and fussy cut them out. I adhered them with foam tape, stamped my sentiment in brown on a white banner and also added this with foam tape. I finished with a sprinkle of gold jewels!

I hope you are inspired to try this monochromatic color combo on your next card!

Copic colors used: YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20, YR30

Thank you!

Candice

Blog Posts, Waffle Flower Guest Designer

Waffle Flower Guest Designer for Classic Christmas July Challenge!

I am excited to be joining in with the Waffle Flower July Challenge with Galina for this week’s inspiration using Classic Christmas colors! You can come join in this month’s challenge by creating any project with the theme Christmas!

Who doesn’t love the Classic red and green to get you in the holiday spirit and I used it on this fun and joyful cookie card!

I used these Waffle Flower 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 scalloped lacy edge from Bristol Smooth cardstock, inked it with aged mahogany, barn door, and festive berries and glued to the center of my card. I then die cut the oversized ‘merry’ multiple times with the top layer cut from black velvet cardstock and off set it.

Next, I stamped the cute bakers, stove, and kitty, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I arranged my layout and then glued or used foam tape on the images to give depth to the card. I finished with the sentiment stamped on an angled banner, stamped the brick on the backgrounds, and sprinkled a few green jewels around!

Come join in this month’s Christmas theme challenge for Waffle Flower HERE and make sure you check out the blog for all the inspiration and choices you can use for your entry!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Thank You For Being a Friend

I have a fun summer thank you slimline card for any friend using the adorable Purple Onion Designs stamps! I want to also let all my international crafty friends know that Purple Onion Designs stamps are now available at lots of European shops, check the listing at the end of my post!

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 from Bristol Smooth cardstock, inked it with abandoned coral, tattered rose, brushed corduroy, and antique linen, and then splattered with white paint and gold shimmer spray.

While that dried, I die cut multiples of the ‘thank you for being a friend’ from thick white cardstock and layered them together with glue.

Next, I stamped Juliet, Marigold, and the lanterns, colored them with copic markers, and fussy cut them out. I put the card together by gluing the die cut sentiment to the bottom right and used foam tape to add the images. I finished with a sprinkle of jewels!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Candice

Here is a list of international shops:

USA:  www.simonsaysstamps.com

Germany: www.stampcorner.de

Italy: www.scrapvillaggio.com

Netherlands:  www.aljapistudio.com

Switzerland: www.stempelgarten.ch

United Kingdom: sevenhillscrafts.co.uk

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Rainbow Balloon Ride

Hello! Candice with you today with an uplifting and bright mini slimline card to send to any friend!

I used these Sunny Studio products to create my mini slimline design:

I began my mini slimline with a 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the background, I die cut the stitched panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock using the partial die cut method (run it partway through, rotate and line up, and run it partway through again!) I inked this panel with a cloud stencil created from the Slimline Nature Borders die set using salvaged patina. I then die cut 2 rows of grass and inked them with mowed lawn, one very lightly, and adhered along the bottom.

Next, I stamped all the images from the awesome Balloon Rides stamp set, colored them with Copic markers, used the coordinating dies to cut them out and added some accents with a white pen. I arranged them on the card front with either glue or foam tape for dimension. I finished with my sentiment heat embossed in white on a black banner that I trimmed in 2 and adhered with foam tape!

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Paperieink

Merry Everything in July!

I have a clean and simple design for you today using one of my favorite Christmas stamps from Paperie Ink, Build A Tree set!

I used these products for my mini slimline design:

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

For the background, I repeatedly heat embossed the ‘merry everything‘ in white on a piece of Bristol Smooth, die cut it with the largest stitched circle, and then inked it with aged mahogany, barn door, and festive berries. I glued it near the bottom and trimmed of the edge with scissors.

Next, I stamped the bear tree, bunny and squirrel with presents, colored them with copic markers, and fussy cut them out. I then stamped my sentiment on a trimmed banner and adhered it with foam tape along with the images above it. I finished with a few blue jewels!

I hope you are inspired to start some of your Christmas cards in July, especially when some of the sets are on sale over at Paperie Ink!

Thank you so much!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti

Hi, Friend

Hello ‘Fetti Friends! Candice back with you today and I have to admit I am so in love with these new Hummingbirds from the newest release, they go so well with all of the floral sets from Reverse Confetti! I combined them for a very sweet friend mini slimline card.

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 inked a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with salvaged patina, tumbled glass, and antique linen and ran it through with the Cross Tiles Cover Panel die using the partial die cut method (run it through partway, rotate and line up, and run it through partway again!). I then splattered the panel with salvaged patina, white paint, and gold shimmer spray using a damp paintbrush.

While that dried, I stamped my hummingbird and orange blossoms, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinated dies listed above to cut them out. I added some accents to the images with a white pen.

Next, I adhered them to the card front with foam tape and the sentiments heat embossed in gold around the blossoms. I finished with a sprinkle of gold jewels!

I hope you can look through the Reverse Confetti sets and see all the different critters that go so well with the floral sets, endless possibilities!

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Candice

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Poppy Fields

Hello! It’s Candice with you this fabulous Friday sharing an elegant card using the Poppy Fields stamp set! I didn’t know there were blue poppies but found out there are some called Himalayan Blue poppies and used the color for my inspiration today!

I used these Sunny Studio products for my design:

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

For my background, I first die cut the scalloped inlay from thick white cardstock and trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to fit behind it. I inked this piece with faded jeans, salty ocean, tumbled glass, and tea dye and glued the inlay over it. I used foam tape to adhere to the center of my card front.

Next I stamped the poppies, leaves, and stems using these colors of Altenew inks: blues-sea glass, ocean waves, tidal blue, and starlight browns-vanilla cream, hazelnut, and almond butter. I then die cut them out using the coordinating dies and arranged along the bottom of the frame gluing the bottoms and using foam tape to raise the flowers. I finished with a layered ‘hello‘ inking the top one with faded jeans, salty ocean, and tumbled glass and sprinkled a few blue jewels around!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

Crafty Meraki & Newton’s Nook Collaboration

Hi crafty friends! I wasn’t able to join in the Crafty Meraki and Newton’s Nook Collaboration IG Hop at the end of June but I wanted to create a card because the 2 companies products work so well together! You also still have time to check out the IG Hop before it ends on and comment for your chance to win!

I used these products found in the Crafty Meraki store 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 3 window panel from pattern paper, inked some pieces of Bristol Smooth cardstock with evergreen bough and cracked pistachio and adhered behind the windows with foam tape. I then die cut the ‘hello‘ from an inked the same colors as the background, layered, and glued to the white silhouette.

Next, I stamped the mice and clouds, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I adhered them in the windows with foam tape and finished by stamping the sentiments and adding a few clear domes!

Thank you for stopping by today, you can head on over to the Crafty Meraki IG page to follow the Hop and comment for your chances to win before July 10th!

Candice