Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Christmas Madness!

Are you getting ready for the Christmas madness that will be coming so soon?!

This not so ready Santa is a sneak peek from the new release at Create a Smile Stamps with some other goodies available Friday, November 8th!

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I used lots of the new release from Create a Smile Stamps (and a few older ones!):

The links will work for the new release on 11/08!

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I began my background by first heat embossing the presents in white using the Pretty Presents stencil (available 11/08) and inking with festive berries, worn lipstick & spun sugar.

I then layered the new Christmas x3 cool cuts (available 11/08) in white and green cardstock and added the vellum postage circle over the center one.  I stamped the two sentiments, the top one from the Small Christmas Sentiments stamp set and the bottom one from the No Presents stamp set (both available 11/08).  I wrapped them in the stitched frames cut from the green.

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Next, I stamped the Santa from the new No Presents stamp set (available 11/08) and the present from the Santa Clumsy stamp set, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut out.

For my little embellishments, I added some cute peppermint sequins.

Keep checking out the sneak peeks for Create a Smile November release on Instagram from the amazing Design Team!

Thank you for visiting!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Santa Caught on Film!

Welcome back my crafty friends!  Candice with you today sharing a film strip of Santa caught on Christmas Eve!  I only used the one Santa Claus Lane stamp set to create all the scenes!  I love that Sunny Studio Stamps are always packed with lots of accessories.

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For my film magic I used a few Sunny Studio products:

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

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First, I made the film strip by die cutting multiples out of thick black cardstock and layered for a sturdy strip, lining up at the ends to make one large strip.  I then trimmed the backgrounds using patterns in the Very Merry pack and glued to the film strips.

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Next, I stamped all the images from the Santa Claus Lane stamp set, colored with copic markers, and cut out with the coordinating dies.  I then adhered them into the film strips, popping up some for dimension.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and trimmed to fit and pop dotted on the card.

I would love to see what you could create using just one set from Sunny Studio Stamps and share with us on IG by tagging #sunnystudiostamps or sharing on the Sunny Studio Stamps FB page!

Thank you so much!

Candice

Blog Posts, Whimsy Stamp

Santa & Stockings

The new November release from Whimsy Stamps in now out with lots of cute Christmas and winter themed sets!

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I am showcasing the new Santa and Stockings stamp set which has Santa in a chimney, three adorable stockings and a gorgeous holly arrangement!

I began with the background by die cutting the Peekaboo Window 3 from white glitter and heat embossing the Ho Ho Ho’s in white.  I then inked with candied apple, worn lipstick and tattered rose oxide inks in an ombre fade.

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Next, I stamped all the images from the Santa and Stockings stamp set, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.

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For a bit of shine, I added some sparkle with wink of stella and some white pen accents.

You can see the whole new November release here!  It is fun of cuteness!

Thank you for visiting!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Christmas on the Farm

I hope you guys are ready for this amazing new Pine Cone Trail collection from Purple Onion Designs available today!  They are so versatile and mix well with previous sets as I did with this card!

Candice-Mistletoe farm with new snowman & hedgehog

The adorable Purple Onion Designs stamps I used for this card are:

I started my card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fits wonderfully into the size 9A envelopes.

All the images were stamped using the awesome 6×6 clear mounted stamp that works perfectly into my misti and allows me to get a great line up of images and to be able to stamp again if I missed some ink!

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For the background, I trimmed kraft cardstock and heat embossed the clouds and sentiment in white and inked the bottom half with shabby shutters & bundled sage oxide inks.

I then stamped the farm horizon. colored with copic markers and fussy cut the top off.  I pop dotted this over the sky.

Candice-Mistletoe farm with new snowman & hedgehog side

Next, I stamped snowman & birdhedgehogchickpigbarrelwood pile & plant, colored them all with copic markers, and fussy cut out.

To put the card together, I die cut some snowhills and layered all the cuties, pop dotting some for dimension.

For my final touch, I just added a few white pearls.

Take some time to see all the adorable new winter cuties in this new collection and there is a discount bundle if you purchase the whole Pine Cone Trail collection!

The stamps will be offered as a bundle with a discount of 30%, this makes the 19 stamp/stamp set collection $85.00.  This offer is only until Friday, November 8, 2019.  After that time the stamps will only be available to purchase individually.

Thank you for visiting!

Candice

Blog Posts, Whimsy Stamp

Snow One Like You

If you haven’t heard yet, Whimsy Stamps has a mini October release out with some adoreable sets!

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For this card, the Whimsy Stamps products I used are:

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

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I started my backround by first inking with spun sugar, worn lipstick and picked raspberry.  I then die cut the slimline postage frame and inked over the twinkle stencil lightly with pumice stone.

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Next, I stamped all the penguins, colored with copic markers making sure one was different and fussy cut them out.

To put the card together, I stamped the sentiment in black and pop dotted the punguins in varying heights.  For just a bit of fun, I added some snowflakes and clear domes from the snow crystals sparkletz.

I love how the one penguin just pops against the others!

Thank you for stopping by!

Candice

Blog Posts, Whimsy Stamp

31 Days of Halloween-Night 27

I really hope you all have been enjoying the daily dose of Halloween on the Whimsy Blog this month and have been inspired to create!  If not, take some time to visit and see the amazing creations!

I am going to continue the Halloween fun today by sharing a happiest of haunts slimline card with you!

I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which fits perfectly into the size 9A envelopes.
I first stamped the Happiest of Haunts stamp and heat embossed in black along the bottom of my card.  I then stamped it again on masking paper and trimmed to mask the image.
Next, I created the background using rusty hinge, ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin, dried marigold & scattered straw.  I splatter it with black and white paint using a damp paint brush and then removed the mask.

While I let that dry, I die cut the bats from grey and black velvet paper and the moon & stars from gold foil paper.  The moon I created by cutting twice with a stitched circle die.

I water colored the images with tombow markers and copic markers for her skin.

To finish the card, I added the layered Halloween with purple velvet as the top layer.

I hope you and your kids are all ready for Halloween in a few days and maybe feel inspired to create one last Halloween card before putting it all away until next year!

Happy Halloween to all my crafty friends and I will see you next month as we begin all our scrambling to get our Christmas cards done!

Don’t forget to take a minute to enter the Grand Prize giveaway, link is at the bottom of my post!

Candice

Happiest of Haunts rubber stamp

Bats & Bubbles Border dies

Happy Halloween Word die

Pierced & Stitched Circles dies

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Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Christmas Speech Blurbs

I have a fun Christmas card for you today using the Purple Onion Designs new Pine Cone Trail collection mixed with some of their older sentiments!

Candice-Speech blurbs with warming winter sentiment, Rory & Noelle, Jasper & Aspen

The awesome Purple Onion Designs products I used are:

I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which is perfect for the size 9A envelopes.

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For the background, I used the clear mounted stamp to line up the speech bubbles in my Misti and repeatedly stamped using versafine black ink for a crisp image.  I just love how fun this background turned out to be!

I then die cut a stitched banner from red cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment in black.

Candice-Speech blurbs with warming winter sentiment, Rory & Noelle, Jasper & Aspen close up

Next, I stamped the foxowlmouse & squirrel on log, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.

To put the card together, I pop dotted the red banner in the center adding black layered stitched frames behind the raised images.

For embellishments I simply added some red pearls.

This Pine Cone Trail collections is a must have and you can get your discount bundle for the whole collection here.

The stamps will be offered as a bundle with a discount of 30%, this makes the 19 stamp/stamp set collection $85.00.  This offer is only until Friday, November 8, 2019.  After that time the stamps will only be available to purchase individually.

Thank you for stopping by!

Candice