Friday, 24 November 2017

Silver Bell Rustic Christmas Card

Hello crafty friends! Lexa here today with another Christmas card inspiration, for today's card I will be highlighting Silver Bells Dies from Sunny Studio Stamps. The details are so pretty and it goes well with so many stamp sets.


I stamped some pretty poisenttias and leaves from Petite Poisenttias Stamp for the background. After finished with the stamping I create some red splatter using the same red dye ink. I layered a slightly smaller size vellum on top to soften the background a little bit. I kind of want to create a rustic look for this card, it looks classic and gorgeous, so I use a lace patterned paper to border my card. To match the concept, I use real lace behind the red paper stripe with silver embossed sentiment on it. The Silver Bells are cut on a piece of silver foil paper, they both are tied together with silver twines. I also adhere yellow cardstock behind the stars. Here's a closer look of my card...


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you like my card as much as I do. Have a wonderful day everybody!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Christmas Home

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with an interactive Christmas card inspiration highlighting Christmas Home stamp and the coordinating dies. Last year, I made a winter scene card using the Happy Home stamp set.. I must say that I was extremely happy to see this stamp set, it has everything to create a perfect winter scene. All the smallest details are so on point.


I started the card with some blending on the white cardstock using Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feather and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. Finished it with some water splatters here and there. I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them using Distress markers. All the images have crazy details and I love it! I had so much fun coloring all of them.
The card can be slided from the left to the right, it looks cute. I also create a snow hill, adhere it with foam tapes and start to build the scene. What's really important when you create a simple scene in my opinion is how you create dimensions. I'm super happy with the result, I think it's so darling. I choose a bigger sentiment from Festive Greetings for this card. And finished it with some pretty clear sequins, they look like falling snow.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you like today's card. Have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Snowy Background For Christmas

Hi everyone! Lexa here today with a Christmas card inspiration highlighting the brand new background stamp from Sunny Studio, Frosty Flurries and Snow Flurries stamps. And for this card, I'll be combine those two to create my background.


First of all, I embossed the sentiment from Festive Greetings Stamp with silver embossing powder and heat gun. Then I embossed both Frosty Flurries and Snow Flurries, I don't mind even if they are overlapping each other. Then I blend Peacock Feather and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, the coolest thing about this technique is when you blend those inks on the paper, the embossed stamps will resist. The glossy effect is super cool!

As for my scene, I use the Christmas Chapel and some ornaments from Christmas Home to complete the whole scene. Isn't that snowman the cutest? I stamp all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. After I finished with the coloring, I die cut them all with the coordinating dies.


Thank you so much for visitting today. I hope you all have an amazing day!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi everyone! Today Sunny Studio design team will take part on Tracey's 25 Days Of Christmas Tags. She has so many Christmas Tags inspirations from a lot of brands. You must check it out!

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Here's my tag for today. I use Cresent Tag Topper Dies from Sunny Studio, I use the largest one which is 3" wide. Since I'm totally a dog person, I choose this adorable puppy from Pet Sympathy and add the santa hat from Jolly Gingerbread Stamp. This little friend originally bring a heart on his mouth, but I replace it with a Christmas sock from Playful Polar Bear instead. The present comes from the older stamp set, Christmas Icons, just like it's name you can find anything related to Christmas in one stamp set.


I blend some Mowed Lawn Distress Inks for the background and stamp some cute paws with green dye ink. A classic red, green and gold won't hurt at all. It's simple and lovely as always. I use matching thin ribbon and twines, and finished it with some pretty sequins.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day. And getting ready to prepare your Holiday's projects.


Friday, 3 November 2017

Merry Little Christmas

Hi everyone! Lexa here today with a super cute shaped card using Fireplace Shaped Dies. Everyone will be happy to accept this. I combined the new sets with old ones, you can always mix them together...there are a lot of possibilities.


Instead of creating traditional look of a fireplace, I make it more unique with polkadots patterned paper. I mixed various colors for untraditional Christmas card. The beige for the base, I use kraft paper for the wall behind and blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges to create dimension. Since I want the fire seems to glow, I blended yellow and orange dye inks on the center.

Little cute kitty cat from Pet Symphaty Stamp was there to make the scene more alive, oh don't forget that little mouse who's trying to sneak out of kitty's sight. The sentiment on top of the fireplace is from last year release, Merry Sentiment Stamp. I also die cut some of the bricks from suede patterned paper... never thought that they will look this good! Since it has gradation color on the paper, it looks more real.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a great day!


Pretty Pink Posh November Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Today's the second day of Pretty Pink Posh New Release Blog Hop. What is a blog hop without prizes right? I'm sure everyone gets excited over this. Haha.
There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 11/7/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog. So make sure to leave comments on every hop.


Let's get started with my project for today. This is my first time to create a shadow box, and I must say that I love it so much. Shadow box is mail-able when it's flatten and also super adorable to see the 3D effect, it would make anyone's day.


I stamped these adorable critters from Winter Woodland stamp set with Versafine black ink and then watercolor them using Distress Markers. I just can't resist those cute faces, I think this stamp set will be a hit on this release. After I finished with the coloring, I use the coordinating dies to cut them. Perfect white borders always make me happy. I use Scallop Square Dies for the frame, I blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink on it to create a matching colors through the scene.
I created snow hills and start to place the images to build the scene. The foxes are my favorite.

The sentiment is white embossed on a piece of patterned paper, it comes from Holiday Greetings stamp set. I fussy cut it and adhere it on the bottom part with foam tapes to add dimensions. The card is finished with some Sparkling Clear Snowflakes Sequins Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix. Fyi, I always stocked up the Sparkling Clear Squins because it's really pretty and match EVERY projects or cards you can imagine. Totally a-must-have!

This is a look when the shadow box is flatten, you can put it in the envelope and mail it. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. In case you are lost, here's the hop list :

Friday, 27 October 2017

Christmas Gumdrops

Hello there! Lexa here today with a holiday card highlighting the cutest stamp set of all, Jolly Gingerbread stamp and the coordinating dies. I love this one to bits. I can't believe that Christmas is almost here so better get started to make some holiday cards for your special ones.


Pink and green lately become my most favorite color combination, I used them on so many cards without I realized it. So maybe this color combination can be your inspiration beside the classic red and green for this holiday. I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. After I finished with the coloring, I use the coordinating dies to perfectly cut them all. I also add some detail for the ginger bread friends, the scraf, pearl necklace and also cute hair. I think they are absolutely adorable. The smaller tree biscuit is come from last year holiday stamp set called Christmas Icons, which surprisingly match well with this stamp set, and help me to build the scene even more cuter. I stamped some small images on the pink background with pink dye ink to fill in the blank space and a little bit more balanced the whole card.
I mixed some of the sentiments on the set to create my own sentiment, which I'm not really sure what that's mean...LOL but I hope it makes sense. This super sweet scene will make anyone's day even brighter on Christmas day.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a blissful day!

Friday, 20 October 2017

Playful Polar Bears

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with two cards using a winter theme stamp set, Playful Polar Bears. This stamp set is super sweet for both holiday and everyday cards. As for today, I'm going to show you some inspirations for non holiday ones.


For the first card, we have the lovey dovey couple sitting there in the snow. Don't they look adorable together? The Playful Polar Bears coordinating dies also cut the bears' hands so they could hold something from the set. Brilliant! And my polar bear here is holding a cup of hot cocoa, perfect on snowy days. It's just me and my pink sky (again), for the background I white embossed the falling snow from Frosty Flurries then blend Abandoned Coral and Sugar Spun Distress Inks. Looove it. I also add snowy mountains on the background to complete the scene. I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers.


 The pun stentiment is really my thing, that's another reason why I love this stamp set so much. I white embossed the sentiment on a stripe of pink card stock and create a fish tail on one edge, I adhere it with foam tapes to add dimensions.


My second card's size is smaller than usual. Honestly this is my leftover images after I did some coloring.. so why should I waste them up? These polar bears are just too cute to be abandoned. Hehe. I create a birthday card with monochrome color combo, which is my favorite color, blue. I stamped various sizes of snowflakes from the set on a piece of blue paper of the background. The polar bear is skating in the snow ready to deliver a present for someone special (read: you) After I finished with my little scene, I adhere it on a piece of patterned paper to complete the look.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you like today's cards. I hope everyone have an amazing Friday!


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

PPP Christmas Angels

Hi everyone! Today I'm going to share a holiday card inspiration starring the brand new Angel Friends Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh. They are super adorable, I can not. I'm also showcasing the limited release PPP collaboration with Simon Says Stamps, Damask Greetings. This is a show keeper...super pretty!

I stamped all my images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. After I finished with the coloring I die cut them all with the coordinating dies. Each of them have different pastel color dress... untraditional Christmas colors can be an alternative choice. I create the background start with silver embossed the pattern from Damask Greetings then randomly blend some Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass to match the little angels' dresses and finish it by water splatters. The little scene is framed with baby blue Scallop Frame Dies that exclusively sold on PPP's shop. And the Gold Stars Sequins is one of the must have item for your holday cards. Don't forget to put it on your wish list!


That's all for today, thank you so much for visitting. I hope you like today's card as much as I do. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Sending Joy For You

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a Christmas card featuring the brand new Petite Poisenttias Stamps mixed with the old Holiday Style Stamps



I start this card with the background, I gold embossed the tree branch and resist blend some Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feather) then splash some water for the cool watercolor effect. I just love it. I stamped the poisenttias with two tone red dye ink and brown for the last layer. I got some help from my stamping tool for building layerd stamps. They look so pretty. You can create a lot of this style for holiday seasons, they are so easy to work out with. I also add some flat gold stars from Pretty Pink Posh for accent.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you like today's card and have an amazing day.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Week

Hi everyone! Lexa here today with a card for a Halloween Week. It's October already, I believe many of you love these days of the year. It might be the season, the color scheme, or maybe the festive Halloween Day that you'd love. This super spooktacular set from Pretty Pink Posh will make your Halloween day even more fun.


I create my background with a loose watercolor technique using Distress Inks along with Tic Tac Toe Dies as if they are belong together. I did a little bit custom edges on every line by snipped  them sharp just using scissors. I stamped all the images using Versafine Black and watercolor them with Distress Markers. The dress up kids look so cute, don't you think so? I paired up the brand new Trick or Treat Friends Stamp with the older Halloween Friends Stamp. They make a perfect scene together. I finished the card with some pretty Mermaid Sequins Mix that's so sparkling and fine. Here's a closer look to my card...

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you like today's card. Have an amazing day!




Friday, 6 October 2017

Gleeful Christmas

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a holiday card inspiration by mixing several Sunny Studio stamps in one card. These cute farm animals were visitting their friend, the reindeer, so they must be geared up to face the snow!


I start my card with choosing the right stamp set for my basic idea, the Barnyard Buddies are so ready for Christmas..they are all dressed well with the accessories from Jolly Gingerbread and Playful Polar Bears stamp set. Well, they have to keep themselves warm right? I stamped all my images with versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. After I finished with all the coloring, I die cut every pieces with the coordinating dies.
I blend Peacock Feather and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks for the snowy sky and stamped some of the snowflakes with turquoise dye ink from Gleeful Reindeer. I also add some white dots using Nuvo Drops for some dimension and it looks so cool! After I finished my scene, I layer it on top of purple polkadot patterned paper.. here's a closer look of my card.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy today's card. Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Let's Chill

Hi everyone! It's Lexa here today with a card that highlighting the brand new Polar Playmates Stamp and the coordinating dies. I use these winter friends for a non-holiday occation, they are so adorable. This little scene is one of the examples you can try... make sure to put your pre-orders now!


First, I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and loose watercolor them with Distress Markers and wet brush. The brown husky is inspired by my old buddy who's a brown siberian husky as well. Both the seal and the husky are chilling out together while they go fishing in turn, I hope. I blend some Distress Inks for the background; Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord. I stamped the snowflakes in various sizes with purple dye ink on the sky along with the snow falling using white gel pen. Don't you think these both guys look so cute together? I'm also happy with the color combination for this card...unsually pretty. Here's a closer look..


In case you haven't joined the 2nd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop yet, you still have some time to join us. Don't forget to leave some loves and comments to all the ladies because you may win gift cerificates from Sunny Studio. Thank you so much for visiting the blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Sunny Studio Birthday Blog Hop

Hello everyone! You must come from Anni Lerche blog, I'm Lexa and let's start the most wonderful Sunny Studio 2nd Birthday Blog Hop. You must be swoon over the inspirations you've seen so far.. yes, Sunny Studio has an amazing new release! Lot and lots of goodies that must be added to your wish list.. it will getting longer. :)


For my card today, I'll be highlighting the cutest Jolly Gingerbread Stamp and the coordinating dies. I fell in love instantly with this set, oh I mean who doesn't?! Two super sweet gingerbreand friends are hanging around their gingerbread house with a lot of sweets. Yum. I made the background start with white embossed the Frosty Flurries Stamp then blend Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Inks. The pink snowy sky looks so dreamy and match the color scheme so well. I die cut green cardstock using Stitched Scallop Dies to create the ground.


Here's a closer look of my card. I always prefer to loose watercolor my images using Distress Markers and wet brush rather than alcohol markers. It's more my style. And wait, that's not all... I still have a surprise for you.


The windows can be lit up if you press the little gingerbread boy. I think it will brighter anyone day with this kind of surprise element on a holiday card. Don't you think so? Don't forget to leave comments on every hop for a chance to win some gift certificates.

Sunny Studio will also be offering 15% off on all retail orders using the code "CELEBRATE" through October 1st. We also have a $25 gift code for each of you to give away on your blog for a total of $300 in prizes. The winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Friday, September 29th. 

Hopping order:

Friday, 15 September 2017

Owl Squad Cup Of Cheer

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a card that highlighting Happy Owl-o-ween Stamps and the coordinating dies. This adorable little owl is just too cute to be true, he can be a pirate or even turn into a princess. Today the dressed up owls are up into something...

Oh well, they are sharing some cups and hang around together. I paired this set with the older set called Mug Hug. Even though the size of the cups look gigantic, I still think they look good together. Each have their own favorite. I use Stitched Scallop Borders dies on the bottom, the scallop edge looks so cute. I use a stencil and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to create the background. Some crystal clear sequins in various sizes are always ready to complete my card. I even mix the sentiment from both stamp sets to create the perfect one that goes well with the images from the card.


That's all for today, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you all have an amazing day!


Pretty Pink Posh September Release


Hello everyone! You must came from Nina-Marie Trapani blog, I bet you are enjoying the blog hop so far. Pretty Pink Posh has an amazing release this Semptember, get ready to stock up all the yummy goodies for your Halloween and Christmas projects. And there are always prizes on every hop, this time PPP will give 4 $25 certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. So make sure to leave some loves on every hop, comments must be left by 11:59PM PST on September 19! Winners will be announced on PPP blog.


My card for today is highlighting the brand new Reindeer Friends stamp set and the coordinating dies. To complete the scene, I use the boy from Christmas Friends and he looks like receiving the present from reindeer santa. Oh by the way, did you notice the newest confetti mix for my shaker window? Yes, it's Marshmallow Confetti Mix and you absolutely need it for your Christmas cards and all year around just because it's super pretty. I blended some ink in some mint and blue to create the background, then stamp some snowflakes from Christmas Friends with the matching blue ink. It's snowing in September! To frame my window shaker card I use the exclusive PPP store's Scallop Squares Dies. I always love PPP's dies since it so crisp and detailed. 
To fill in the empty spot on the top of my card, I create a scallop border using once again the brand new Stacked Edges 1 Dies, with this set you can create a beautiful background or borders so effortlessly. I also add some red rhinestones to match the Rudolph's nose and create a more festive look for a Christmas card.


That's all for today, I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don't forget to leave some comments for a chance winning some awesome prizes from Pretty Pink Posh. Enjoy the rest of the hop and wish you an amazing day!


Friday, 8 September 2017

Thanks Quilted Background

Hi everyone! Lexa here today with a card that will be perfect for a special woman in your life, starring Quilted Hexagons stamp set which is literally a star! It's so beautiful no matter how you'd like to stamp it or whatever color you'd choose. As for my card, I'd love it to be colorful and use all the quilted patternes. It turns out so pretty and I love love love it.


First of all, I stamp the stitched guard with grey ink and then randomly stamped all the patterns with different colors for each. I left a white border on the bottom so the mason jar won't look like it floating. Timeless Tulips along with Vintage Jar look so well with the background. But when I arrange them all together, the tulips look like lost on the quilted background that's why I decided to add a piece of vellum behind the jar to soften the background a little bit. A simple "thanks" from Vintage Jar Coordinating Dies to complete my card for today. Thin pink frame around it to make a finished look is the last touch.


The hexagon patterns are even more beautiful from up close. I recently so addicted to Nuvo Drops and for this card I use the white pearl color, it's so cool! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you like this card as much as I do. Have a wonderful day!


Friday, 1 September 2017

Thankful For Ewe

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a pastel color card featuring Missing Ewe stamp and coordinating dies. These adorable fluffy sheeps are new additions to Sunny Studio critter stamps.


I rarely use my patterned papers now days, but as you can guess I've been hoarding a lot. So that's why today I try to use them as much as possible. The sweet pastel colors are always a smart choice. I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. After I finished with coloring, I die cut them at once with the coordinating dies (truly a time saver!) I simply just put them together to create a little scene. I create a green grass border using Stitched Scallop Dies on green stripped pattern paper against the starry pink sky. These cute little sheeps have their "pals" from other set which is Easter Wishes. I use all of three together in one scene.


I finished my card with some yellow dots using yellow opaque Nuvo drops. Thank you so much for visitting today, I hope you like my card! Have a wonderful day to you and yours.


Friday, 25 August 2017

A Season Of Blessings

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to share a card that full of autumn vibes. I believe that all of you have smitten by Sunny Studio's layered stamps from previous releases, and this brand new Pretty Pumpkins Stamp is not an exception. This set is aboslutely a star, gorgeous!


I always got helps from a stamping tool to create perfect layered images. I stamped the pumpkins in three shades of orange dye inks, I start with the lightest one to the darkest. Then I finished every pumpkins with green stems and then die cut each of them with the coordinating dies. After I finished with them, I arrange all three on top a piece of burlap with some foam tapes. I made some loops from broken white strings and adhere it messily behind the pumpkins. 
I create the background with blending Wild Honey Distress Ink and using a woodgrain stencil blend some Ripe Persimon Distress Ink to create a patterned paper. Somehow I feel this card is too orange, so I decided to layer a kraft paper behind the burlap to add more brown and autumn feel to it. Look how beautiful those pumpkins are from up close! Looove it.


I stamped the sentiment from Autumn Greetings with brown dye ink on the right top of the card. I totally adore the handwritting font, perfection. Don't forget the sparkling clear sequins for the finishing touch, I think I'm obsessed.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you like my card, have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Birthday Wishes From The Whole Herd

Hi there! Lexa here today with a card that featuring the ultimate cuteness from Barnyard Buddies stamp and it's coordinating dies. When you can't choose which one is your favorite from the herd, use them all! 

First, I stamp all the images with Versafine black ink and then watercolor them using Distress Markers. They look more adorable after they are colored. Don't you think so? I die cut all of them with the coordinating dies and they are ready to jump into the scene. I blend Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feather Distress Inks for the sky. The whole herd is here, but someone is missing...oh I found the fluffy sheep from Missing Ewe. And they are a full team at last. I complete my scene using couple of trees from Happy Home, I think they are a perfect size so they look like planted behind the hills and the barn house. To match the barn, I white embossed my sentiment on a strip of red cardstock. I also do a custom sentiment by combining "birthday wishes" from Heartfelt Wishes stamp set and "from the whole herd" from Barnyard Buddies. I adhere all the animals with different height of foam tapes to create dimensions.


I adhere a pair of googly eyes for the horse and the cow, they look so cute! Which one is yout favorite animal from the whole herd? :)
Thank you so much for visitting today, I really hope you like my card as much as I do. Have a incredibly wonderful Friday!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Paw Prints In Our Heart

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a card staring Pet Symphaty stamp and it's coordinating dies. Don't you think that this set is the sweetest? Absolutely perfect for both cat and dog lovers.


I stamp all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them using Distress Markers, after I finished with the coloring I die cut all of them using the coordinating dies. The best part is pop them out and see the fine white borders around them. I add white dots on the dog's bed with white gel pen. The card size is a standart 4.25"x5.5". I white embossed the sentiment on a strip of red cardstock and stamp lots of cute paws with red ink to create the background. I just looove them!
I feel it's a little bit empty on the top of my card so I stamped some stitched clouds from Little Angels stamp and die cut them. It looks like a "heaven" somehow..don't you think so? Last touch is to add some clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


That's all for today, thank you so much for stopping by. I really hope you like today's card. Have a wonderful crafty day!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Welcome Sweet Baby

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to share a card with another brand new release from Sunny Studio, Cute As A Button stamp and the coordinating dies. As soon I saw this set I knew it right awat that it will look adorable together with Baby Bear stamp. So here I am with the card that combine both sets.


I stamp a lot of button stamps in blue, yellow and green with the help of my stamping tool. After I finished, I die cut all the buttons with the coordinating dies. You know what's the best about the dies? They don't leave any white borders like other dies usually do, they even created the button holes for the bigger one. So it looks more real after I poped them out from the dies. They are adorrrable! 
The images from Baby Bear are stamped with Versafine black ink and watercolored using Distress Markers. The baby bear and all his accesories are just adorable inside the button frame. I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink on the bottom of rectangle panel so the bear won't look like floating. The sentiment is stamped on a strip of fishtail banner and adhered on the middle. The baby blue polkadots patterned paper is the perfect one for the cardbase, don't you think so?


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you like today's card...have an amazing day everyone!