Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Sending Snuggly Hugs

It’s Friday and I wish you all a crafty weekend ahead!

Candice here and can I tell you how excited I am to be sharing my first official post with you on the Sunny Studio’s Design Team?!  Just look at how cute this new Holiday release is!

1004-Feeling Frosty

I truly love how Sunny Studio stamps sets can easily be combined!  For this card, I used:

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

1004-Feeling Frosty close up

I first stamped the snowmenhouses & kiddos, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies listed above for each set.

I then heat embossed the sentiment in silver and trimmed to a banner.

1004-Feeling Frosty side

For the background, I inked the sky using peacock feathers, tumbled glass & shabby shutters, gluing the houses right at the green glow.

Next, I created my snowhills from the AMAZING new Subtle Grey Tones 6×6 paper.  I know I will be going back to this pack often, so many possibilities with this set!

To put the card together, I layered the snowhills and pop dotted the images along them, adding the sentiment along the bottom.

For the final touch, I added a bit of sparkle with some glitter snowflakes.

If you haven’t seen the full new holiday release, take some time to check it out here.  You will absolutely fall in love!

Thank you for visiting!



Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Thanks Mandalas

Today I stepped out of my comfort zone in crafting and tried something new and do I ever love the end result!  The best advice I got from the Create a Smile’s DT about creating with flowers and shapes were to heat emboss and use vellum.  I chose both for this elegant card!

1003-thanks mandalas

I used some of the new September release along with some older products:

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

1003-thanks mandalas side

For the background, I first heat embossed the mandalas in white and inked with aged mahogany, victorian velvet & tattered rose leaving a little white in the center for the sentiments.

I adhered the background in the corner for a different angle on the card base.

1003-thanks mandalas close up

Next, I heat embossed the floral decorations in gold on vellum and trimmed around them and added them loosely with glue dots.

I then die cut the banner, heat embossed the sentiment in gold and trimmed off the end.  Above the banner I added the die cut thanks from gold foil layered on white cardstock.

For the final touches I added different sized pearls.

I may have to try some more of these style cards, I loved the results and I loved that this card came together in less than 2 hours!  That is a fast card for me!

You can visit the Create a Smile’s store to see the whole new September release.

Thanks for stopping by!


Blog Posts, Whimsy Stamp

Snowflake Kisses

It is release time at Whimsy Stamps and I am sharing my adorable winter card with you using some of the new release available now!

1001-snow toads

The new release products I used:

I must say that this card took me under 2 hours, which is a super fast card for me, and has a lot of wow factor!  I love when a card gives me both of these!

1001-snow toads side

For the background, I heat embossed the snowflake frame and sentiment in white and inked with peacock feathers, tumbled glass & shabby shutters.  I love this color combo, I really feel it pops the snowflakes beautifully!

1001-snow toads close up

Next, I stamped the frog and snowflake, colored with copic markers, fussy cut out, and added white pen accents and sparkle to the snowflake.

For my embellishments, I added the snowflakes, clear domes and gems all from the one pack of snow crystals sparkletz.

Copic markers used:

  • toad-YG05, YG03, YG01, YG00,YG0000, R32, R30, R24, R22 & 0
  • hat-BG13, BG32, BG11, BG10, C0, C00 & 0
  • snowflake-BG11, BG10 & 0

Take some time to go see all the new release here.

Thank you for visiting!



WS toadally snowy stamp set

Toadally Snowy stamp set

WS snowflake frame rubber stamp

Snowflake Frame rubber stamp

Blog Posts, Whimsy Stamp

Fa La La La Christmas Tags

I easily fell in love with these adorable Llamas from the September release and used them to create some fun Christmas tags!

0928-llama tags

The products I used from Whimsy Stamps:

0928-llama tags close up

I began by creating the tags using the circle dies and stamped them with the gingham pattern using pumice stone distress ink.  I then punched the holes using my ancient crop-a-dile, (I think we all still have one lying around) and threaded with some twine.

Next, I stamped the adorable llamas, colored with copic markers, fussy cut out & added a bit of shine.

0928-llama tags side

To finish the tags, I heat embossed the sentiments in black and colored with milled lavender oxide ink.

For the embellishments, I added some light purple clear domes.

I am loving these for use with kraft gift bags or kraft gift wrap for Christmas this year!

Thank you for stopping by!



WS fa la la llamas stamp set

Fa La La Llamas stamp set

gingham background rubber stamp

Gingham Background rubber stamp

WS pierced and stitched circles die set

Pierced & Stitched Circle dies

Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Sweater Weather

The new September release from Create a Smile is now available for you and I have to say this is one of my all time favorite stamps sets, sweater weather!

Just look how cute the squirrels are in their sweaters flying kites!

0928-sweater weather

I used some stamps sets from Create a Smile Stamps:

I started my card by making an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which fits perfectly into the size 9A envelopes.

0928-sweater weather side

For my background, I heat embossed the clouds in white and inked over them with mustard seed and squeezed lemonade oxide inks.  I then die cut the grass from brown velvet paper and kraft cardstock, heat embossing the sentiment from sweater weather stamp set in white.

0928-sweater weather close up

Next, I stamped the squirrels and trees, colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out.  I layered them with pop dots along the fall scene.  Don’t you just love the squirrel flying away!  He’s my favorite!

For my finishing touches, I added some acorns & leaves, sequins, and white nuvo drops for some shine.

If you haven’t seen all the variety in this new September release, take some time to go see, you will love them!

Thank you!


Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

A Blue Halloween

Hello to all my crafty friends today, I hope you are having a fantastic fall day!

Today I am sharing a non-traditional Halloween, almost monochromatic, card that I am sooo happy with!

0925-blue halloween 2

I used the Stacey Yacula fabulous designs from Purple Onion Designs:

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

0925-blue halloween

I created the background by heat embossing the stars in white and  inking with weathered wood, stormy sky & tumbled glass for the sky.

Next, I made the fence by die cutting two silver and multiples from white scraps of thick cardstock and layered.  I then stamped the birch trees, colored with copics, and fussy cut out.  I layered them over vellum die cut grass and topped with the fence.  The tops of the birch trees I raised using pop dots.

0925-blue halloween close up

I stamped the pumpkins and Midnight, colored with copics in blues and greys, fussy cut out and pop dotted over the fence.

To finish the card, I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a stitched banner and weaved between the trees.  I added a few blue star sequins along with some nuvo white drops for dimension.

I really hope you take a chance and try a non-traditional color for your next holiday card, you just might love it!

Thank you for stopping by!


Blog Posts, Create a Smile

You Give Me Goosebumps!

Do you love sweet stories?  Well, do I have a fantastic real life one for you today!

Christine, the owner of Create a Smile Stamps works at a youth center in Germany where kids and teenagers can spend their free time with friends and activities.  One girl, Thalia, whom Christine has known now for 7 years, sat down with her to draw.  At the time she was only 15 and Christine knew she had to turn her drawings into stamps.  Sooo she bought these images for the “Scarylicious” stamp set in the new release this Friday, September 27!  It was the first time Thalia had made her own money and she was super proud!  What an amazing story!


I used some new release and some older from Create a Smile:

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

0923-goosebumps side

I created the background first by stamping the circles from the Geometrics stamp set (available 9/27) and heat embossed them in black.  Then I inked using black soot, hickory smoke, dusty concord, seedless preserves & milled lavender and then splattered with black, raspberry & gold shimmer sprays with a damp paint brush.

0923-goosebumps close up

While that was drying, I stamped the sentiment from the Scarylicious stamp set (available 9/27) on a stitched banner and heat embossed in gold.  Next, I stamped the image from Scarylicious stamp set (available 9/27), colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out.  I pop dotted him in the center of the gold frame which I layered on other frames to create a thick one.

To finish the card, I added some domes in gold and clear along with some black nuvo drops.

The September release for Create a Smile is this Friday, September 27, so keep your eyes out on IG & FB as the Design Team shares sneak peeks with you!

In the meantime, you can join the current mood board challenge for your chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by!