Sunday, January 23, 2022

Under the Sea Sponged Card

The Sea Life dies make for a beautiful underwater card.  

I sponged my background with Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and a bit of Pacific Point.

Seaweed were cut out of Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent Cardstock

The fish was cut out of Basic White cardstock and then sponged with Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya and then Calypso Coral inks.  

Card base is Crumb Cake and the 2nd layer is Bermuda Bay.  I added Wink of Stella to the fish!


Sea Life Dies

Blending Brushes

Pool Party Ink Pad

Coastal Cabana Ink Pad

Bermuda Bay Ink Pad

Pacific Point Ink Pad

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad

Pale Papaya Ink Pad

Calypso Coral Ink Pad

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Thursday, January 20, 2022

I Chews You Shaker Cards

Shaker cards are a blast and the new Gumball Greeting stamp set and dies are perfect for an interactive card!

Blue card: Cardstock colors are Basic White, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray & Smoky Slate

Pink Card: Cardstock colors are Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate & Basic White

The gumballs are the Frosted Beads Assortment.  

The gumball greetings dies cut out the perfect gumball machine and the perfect space for the Gumball Machine Shaker Domes.  The domes are amazing!  They have peel away sticky paper on both sides of the edges of the dome.  Simply, cut your hole with the die, peel the paper off the front of the dome and center it in the opening.  Fill with Frosted Beads.  Peel the paper off the back of the dome and immediately place a 2 x 2 1/4" piece of scrap cardstock over the whole thing.  This seals the beads in and makes the card easier to work with!

My Grandkids are going to love these cards!  A fun substitution for the beads would be mini M&M's.  If I did that, I would make the M&M's accessible on the inside of the card!  

Supplies are listed below!  Happy Stamping!  Candace Birch

Gumball Greetings Bundle

Frosted Beads Assortment

Gumball Machine Shaker Domes

Melon Mambo Cardstock

Flirty Flamingo Cardstock

Basic Gray Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Coastal Cabana Cardstock

Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Smoky Slate Cardstock

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Monochromatic Card Swap

This card was made for a monochromatic card swap.  Monochromatic is challenging for me but I love what I finally came up with!

Card base is Blushing Bride 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" and I ran one end through the Stampin' Cut n'Emboss machine using the Basic Border dies to cut off about an inch and give it a cool edge.

I used the Friendly Hello stamp set which is free with a $100 order during Sale-a-Bration, it also comes with 12 x 12" coordinated paper.  I stamped in Blushing Bride and colored the flower centers in with Wink of Stella.  

Layering circles dies made my sentiment and background circle.  The background circle was textured with the gingham embossing folder.  I stamped the images in blushing bride and used a blushing bride marker and wink of stella to color the centers.

The accent DSP on the card inside was cut at 1 1/4" and came from the Pattern Party DSP pack!

The 3/4" white frayed ribbon was my accent, and I adhered it with glue dots.  Glue dots are ribbons' best friend!

Products used are listed below, if you need help ordering, please message me or email me at:

Candace Birch

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Rainbow of Happiness Pop Card

I love color and rainbows are definitely colorful, so when Stampin' Up!© released this set, it was in my first order!  This  card is also made with the Supple Shimmer DSP which comes in rose and pale blue!

This card has a fun Pop component!  Want the details?  Here goes:

Base card is 4 1/4 x 11" in smoky slate.  
Next Layer is Pool Party and was textured with the Gingham Embossing Folder.  I also used the Layering Circles Dies to cut a hole in this layer, then I marked where I wanted it on the card base and cut that circle too.
The rainbow pop up piece is smoky slate DSP with the next smaller size circle cut in basic white.  The pop up piece is made by cutting a piece of DSP 2 x 4 1/2"; score it at every inch. Glue into the box shape.  You need an additional strip of paper 3/4 x 2", fold it in half.  Glue one side of this onto the box and the other side onto the back of the rainbow piece.
(I closed the card, put glue on the strip and put the rainbow piece in so that it would line up right.)
Now add the rainbow pieces to the circle, they were cutting using the Rainbow of Happiness dies in Polished pink, Pink Supple Shimmer, Pool Party Supple Shimmer and Pool Party.
If you cut one rainbow out of each color and mix and match, you end up with 4 rainbows!
I used Polished pink and basic white strips for the sentiment on the front and stamped it with the "You make me happy" sentiment in Polished Pink.
I stamped the inside with "A little something to brighten your day".

If you have questions, let me know!  Candace Birch

Rainbow of Happiness Bundle

Gingham Embossing Folder

Supple Shimmer Cardstock

Polished PInk Cardstock

Pool Party Cardstock

Friday, January 14, 2022

Turtley Loved Valentine's


We made these adorable treat bags at my Girl's Night Out class last night.  They are simple and fun!

Start with a 6x6" piece of DSP, mine is the Sweet Talk DSP

Score at 1" on all four sides.  Put your pattern right side up if there is one.  Score at 2 1/2 & 3 1/2"

Then cut the DSP as shown below:

Close up of the bottom of the box.  You remove the first square on the left and then cut on the score lines up to the 1" score line and wedge the flaps.

Fold on the score lines and glue the box side and bottom together.

  Crease the sides of the bag top in and punch 2 holes centered in the top of the bag so that you can thread the ribbon through.  (I used a regular hole punch.)  At this point, I add treats to mine.  It easily fits about 10 Hershey's Kisses. Thread the ribbon through and tie into a bow!

Stamp the turtle in Black Memento onto Blushing Bride Cardstock and again on the DSP.  Punch the turtle out and fussy cut his shell.    I colored his cheek in the a watercolor pencil, and his toes with a Highland Heather blends marker.  Glue it together.

Use layering circle dies to cut a white circle and a slight larger red circle.  I cut the sentiment image apart so it would fit on the circle and stamped it in Real Red!

I hope you have as much fun with it as we did!  

Candace Birch

Turtle Friends Bundle

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sweet Talk

I made this card for a Flowerbug team sketch challenge!  My inspiration was this sketch:

I used the Sweet Talk DSP, layering circles dies and the Gumball Greetings stamp set!