Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Cruising By to Say Happy Birthday!

Hello my crafty friends! Candice back today with you sharing a card using the Herringbone Frame as a stencil!

I used a few Sunny Studio products to create my card:

For the background, I trimmed a piece of pattern paper from the Spring Fling Pack to fit my card base of 5 x 6 1/2. I then die cut a stitched frame from thick black cardstock with a strip fitting into the bottom for the road.

I die cut the herringbone from sturdy cardstock and used this as my stencil to create the brick wall background. I taped the herringbone stencil over Bristol Smooth paper and inked with tea dye & antique linen, fading as I went up.

Next, I stamp the car full of cuties, colored them with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. To put the card together, I glued the stenciled background into the frame and added the road along the bottom, using a white gel pen to add the lines. I then adhered the car with foam tape and stamped the sentiment in the top corner with Versafine black ink. I added a few droplets to finish the card!

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Flower Friends Shaker

This card’s background was inspired by the very talented Barbara Anders and you can see her original card here! I just saw this background and knew it was perfect for these flower friends!

I used these products for my shaker card:

I first created the background by inking the sun ray in mustard seed & squeezed lemonade on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I then die cut the grass and inked it with twisted citron & shabby shutters. I adhered them to the front of the card.

I then created the shaker window by die cutting the stitched frame from thick white card stock and using scor-tape I adhered the acetate to the back. I then trimmed thin strips of foam tape on the back of the frame and added the sequins directly onto the card front and put the frame over it for perfect alignment.

Next, I stamped the flower friends, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out. I adhered them to the acetate with foam tape.

I finished the card with a banner with a sentiment that I heat embossed in white and inked with the mustard seed & squeezed lemonade.

I just adore how sweet and bright this card turned out, it also helps that I just love yellow!

Thank you!

Candice

Blog Posts, Paperieink

Big Warm Bear Hugs!

Who isn’t craving big warm bear hugs at this time?! I know I am, especially from my friends!

I used these products to create my hugs on a card:

For my background, I first inked a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with spun sugar and then used the 2 Bokeh stencils, one layer with worn lipstick and the other layer with picked raspberry. I then die cut multiples of the warm fuzzy hugs, inking the top layer with scattered straw and gluing them together and framing it with a thick white stitched frame.

Next, I stamped the adorable images all from the Bear Hugs stamp set, colored them with copic markers and used my scan n’ cut to cut them out.

To put the card together, I added all the adorable bears around the frame and accented them with the bees and flowers. I added the sweet sentiment onto the warm fuzzy hugs on a trimmed white banner. To finish the card, I adhered a few white pearls to draw your eye in.

Thank you for visiting and I am sending you hugs, my crafty friends!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Sealiously Awesome Summer!

Hi, it’s Candice with you today sharing a fun summer card highlighting the Stitched Semi-Circle dies!

I created my summer windows using these Sunny Studio products:

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

For the background, I first trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to fit a little smaller than my card front and inked it with mustard seed & squeezed lemonade.

I then created my window frames by taping the 2 smaller stitched semi-circle dies together and used thick white cardstock. I die cut 2 more from the middle size and inked with peacock feathers & cracked pistachio, trimming along the stitched lines with scissors to fit behind the white frames and adhered together with foam tape.

I then lined up the frames where I wanted them to go and stamped the sentiment in versafine on my yellow background. I finished the sentiment with the Summer that I stamped in versafine and fussy cut out. Next, I stamped the images, colored them with copic markers and used the coordinating dies listed above to cut them out.

To put it together, I either used glue or foam tape giving lots of dimension to the card and added a few blue nuvo drops to finish it.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

To a Wonderful Angel!

I love the Heffy Doodle Stamps company for their adorable images to color up! I am so happy that Crafty Meraki is selling them in the US, it allows for me to get all the sets without having to pay extra shipping from overseas and I get it much quicker!

I used all these wonderful products from the Crafty Meraki store:

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

For the background, I first inked a trimmed piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and inked it with chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch and shaded lilac. To create the shaker I die cut the stitched frame from thick white cardstock and adhered a piece of pattern acetate behind it. I then added strips of foam tape and put the gold star sequins in and put my frame over it to seal the shaker.

Next, I stamped the angels, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out although they do have the coordinating dies to make your life easier. I then created the sentiment by heat embossing the “to a wonderful” in white on the curved banner and then iked with blueprint sketch and shaded lilac. I die cut multiple angel from scraps and the top layer from gold foil paper and glued under the banner.

To finish the card I added a few more clouds. I hope you are excited to have another great online store to find all of our favorite brands at! Take some time to scroll through, she is getting new stuff everyday!

Thank you for stopping by!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

We are in this Together

Purple Onion Designs is doing something wonderful for our communities across the world! She has worked with the amazing Stacey Yacula and designed this We are in this Together stamp selling for $13 and $10 of the sale is donated to the United Way Worldwide Covid-19 Community Response & Recovery Fund.

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

For the background, I first inked the area I wanted the sun rays with scattered straw and then used the sun ray stencil and inked the rest of the card front with dried marigold. I then added the die cut white fence.

Next, I stamped the adorable group of cuties, colored them with Zig clean color markers, and fussy cut out. I used foam tape to add them behind the grass that I inked with shabby shutters & bundled sage.

To finish the card, I stamped the sweet sentiment onto a speech bubble, added a few clouds and some orange sequins for a bit of sparkle!

If you need a little bit more motivation, she is also having a special on shipping, free shipping on US purchases over $75, no code needed and get $7 off international shipping with code INTLSHIP!

Thank you so much!

Candice

Blog Posts, Paperieink

Don’t Frog-get How Awesome You Are!

These truly have to be the cutest frogs every, I mean, if frogs were this cute in real life I’d be picking them up and giving them kisses!

I used just a few products to create this card:

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

For the background, I first created the panel by die cutting the 3 different sized stitched circles on thick white cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment in versafine black ink between the top 2 circles.

I then created the backgrounds behind each circle with peacock feathers, broken china & cracked pistachio using the smooshing technique. To create this look, I rubbed each ink color on different pieces of acetate and got them wet. I then took my watercolor paper and smooshed it onto the wet ink with 1 of the colors and heat dried them. I repeated this with each color, heat setting inbetween until I got the look I wanted.

Next, I stamped all the images from one awesome stamp set, Oh Hoppy Day, colored them with copic markers and used my scan n’ cut to cut them out. I adhered them with glue or foam tape to give dimension to the card and the whole panel is attached with foam tape.

To finish the card, i added some black nuvo drops to the center of the flower and a few colored nuvo drops on the white.

Thank you for hopping by!

Candice

Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

Hello From Around the World!

I am excited to announce that I have joined the Design Team for a new online store called Crafty Meraki! Her shop has a good selection of top brand crafty companies and many are from overseas which cuts down on the cost of shipping when you get it from her in the US! Plus, right now, the shipping would be so much quicker!

Talking about overseas, I made a fun card saying “HI” from around the world using the new Waffle Flower stamps!

I used these products from the Crafty Meraki store:

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

For the background, I first die cut the circle frame from thick white cardstock. I trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to fit behind the circles and inked with tumbled glass. I set that aside while I worked on the images.

I stamped all the images from the Waffle Flower stamp sets listed above in Versafine Onyx ink on Bristol Smooth, colored them with Zig watercolor markers and used the coordinating dies also listed above to cut them out.

To put the card together, I used foam tape to adhere the frame to the inked card base and glued the background colored images into the circles. I then stamped the sentiments from each of the Waffle Flower stamp sets and added the girls with foam tape to give lots of dimension to my card.

I finished with a few yellow domes.

Thank you for stopping by and check out this new shop, I know you will find something you like!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

You’re the Coolest!

Hi my crafty friends! It’s Candice sharing a cool summer shaker card with you highlighting the stitched arch dies!

I used these awesome Sunny Studio products for my shaker:

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

For the shaker windows, I first die cut 3 arch windows on a piece of thick white cardstock and adhered a strip of acetate behind them. I then put strips of foam tape all around the back of windows and filled with sequins. On the card front, I added trimmed yellow pattern paper, lined up under the windows, and adhered vellum over the them to make it softer. I then added the card onto the foam tape to create my shaker card.

Next, I created my awnings using the same yellow pattern paper and adhered above the windows with foam tape. I then stamped all the different ice creams, colored with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I added some accents using a white gel pen.

To finish the card, I created the sentiments by first stamping the Summer in Altenew Silver Stone ink and fussy cutting out and then heat embossing the other sentiment in white on a grey banner. I adhered both of them with foam tape and added some different colored nuvo drops around the windows.

Thank you for visiting today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Big Party!

This adorable new walrus from Create a Smile goes so well with their previous stamp sets! I used them to create this masculine card with cool colors.

I used these Create a Smile products to make my scene:

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

For the background I wanted to create a foggy and cloudy sky. I achieved this by inking a piece of Bristol Smooth with weathered wood & stormy sky and then adhering vellum over it. I then made the ocean by die cutting my waves and inking with broken china & speckled egg.

Next, I stamped all the images from the sets listed above, colored them with copic markers and used my scan n’ cut to cut them out. I accented them with a white gel pen for some added contrast. I adhered them to the card using glue and foam tape to give dimension.

I finished by stamping the sentiments from the Big Surprise & Small Sentiments sets in versafine black ink with a few clear domes. I did have to set the card aside for a couple of days to let the ink completely dry on the vellum.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Candice