36 posts categorized "Candice Crawford"

Pile of Pumpkins
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends! Today I am sharing an autumn card using the new Pile of Pumpkins die set from the Poppystamps new release.  Today's card is another one of my clean and simple designs. I paired the pumpkins with the adorable Country Garden Wheelbarrow dies to create the perfect autumn scene. 


The background of the card is made using my Distress Oxide Inks in Mustard Seed, Abandon Coral and Walnut Stain. These blend of colors make the perfect autumn sunset for a great fall theme card. 


The sentiment comes from the the Pumpkin Patch stamp set and pairs perfectly with the Pile of Pumpkins dies. I stamp the sentiment in clear Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder from Ranger. 


This card comes together rather quickly and can easily be massed produced. Whip up a few Fall cards in now time and be ready to send grateful blessings to your family and friends this Fall season. I hope you have enjoyed today's card project and found inspiration. Until next time... Happy Crafting. 

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Stained Glass Angel
Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends! Today I am sharing on the blog another holiday card from the new release.  This card is using the new Stained Glass Angel die.  To start, you will first need to create your background layer. Sponge on Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink onto a 3.5 inch x 4.5 inch piece of white cardstock.


Add some water splatters then dry off the splatters with a piece of paper towel. Next add some white paint splatters using a whait craft paint, water and a paint brush. 


Now die cut the stained glass angel image from the die 3 times using white, silver and gold card stock. From the white card stock piece, you will only need the angel pieces from the die. From the gold card stock, you will only need to save the halo. You will use the entire frame outline of the image from the silver card stock. 


Next die cut a 4.25 x 5.5. inch silver stitched border frame using the Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die from Memory Box. 

To assemble your card, first add the silver trimmings border to a white card base using liquid adhesive. Next adhere your stained glass angle frame to your distress inked background with your choice of adhesive. I find spray adhesive works well on intricate frame pieces such as this one.


Now paper piece your angel together using the die cut white and gold angle and halo pieces. Next adhere your focal image to the center of your card using some 3M foam tape. Finally stamp your sentiment from the new Christmas quotes sentiment set and pop that sentiment onto the card with foam tape.


I hope you all have enjoyed today's project and found inspiration. Until next time, happy crafting! 

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Holly Merry Christams
by Candice Crawford



Hi Everyone, 

Hope you are all having a good week. I am coming on the blog today to share with you a holiday card using the new Holly Merry Christmas and Holly Background dies from our latest release. 

To get started on today's card, you will need to first die cut your card front panel from a piece of white card stock. I am using the  Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die set from Memory Box. 


Next, cut the Holly Background from a 4.5 x 5.5 inch piece of white card stock. Be sure to remove all of the white die cut pieces so that your are left with just the frame. 

Now die cut the Holly Background die again three more times from a dark green, light green and red card stock. Save only the Holly leaves from the dark green card stock, the berries from the red card stock, and only the greenery from the light green card stock. 


Next, adhere your white holly background outline to a white card base with your adhesive of choice. I find spray adhesive works well for intricate die cuts such as this one. Now adhere the white stitched rectangle frame with some liquid adhesive. Now begin paper piecing the dark green, light green and red die cut holly pieces onto the card front in the proper spaces of the holly frame background. 


Continue adhering the die cut pieces onto the holly background until the background is complete. I find using a Krystal Katana pick-up tool is great to use when doing paper piecing. 

Next, die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment three times from white, red and green card stock. Adhere the red sentiment frame to a 2.5 x 5.5 inch piece of vellum card stock. Paper piece the white die cut letters from the word Merry into the red sentiment frame. Lastly add the green holly pieces.  


To finish the card, add the vellum sentiment strip to the center of your card front with some liquid adhesive. The end result of this paper pieces Christmas card is so stunning.


I hope your enjoyed today's card tutorial and found some inspiration. Until next time...happy crafting! 

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Christmas In July Poinsetta
by Candice Crawford


Hi Everyone, 

Hope you are all having a good week. I am back on the blog today to share with you another Christmas in July project. This project is a holiday card featuring the Blooming Poinsettia and the Merry Christmas Flourish dies. 

To get started on today's cards, you will need to first die cut your card front panel from a piece of white card stock. I like to make my card front panels with the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die set. Next you will cut two pieces of patterned paper from the Dashing Holiday 6x6 paper pad into 2 inches by 4.75 inches.  I then adhere these two panels to the center of the white card front frame. I also added an .25 inch strip of silver glitter paper to cover the seam between the two patterned papers. 


Next you can die cut your poinsettia and the Merry Christmas sentiment from white card stock. I die cut the flourish sentiment 3 times and trimmed off the flourish portion. I adhered all three layers of the sentiment together with liquid adhesive. 


I assembled the poinsettia with both liquid and 3M foam tape. I added some chunky glitter to the edge of the poinsettia to give his shimmer and sparkle.


To assemble your card, simply add the poinsettia and the layered sentiment to the card base with some liquid glue. 


Thank you all for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed today's project and found inspiration to start your Christmas crafting. 

Until next time... Happy Crafting. 

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Christmas In July
by Candice Crawford


Hi Everyone!

Candice here, showcasing a Christmas in July project to help inspire you to jumpstart your Christmas crafting. Today, I am using the Holiday Joy layered tag set that was released last fall. I am also using my Double Stitch Tag Frames dies set for the base of my tags. 

To get started you will first need die cut the tag base from a piece of patterned paper, I am using a sheet of red plaid from the Memory Box Dashing Holiday 6 x6 paper. Although this paper pad is no longer available; any holiday patterned paper will be sufficient. 


Next you will need to reassemble the tag and tag frame together onto a white piece of card stock. After assembling the tag, take a single whole punch and create a whole at the top of the tag for your ribbon. 

Now you will need to create the focal point sentiment. Die cut the word "joy" from a piece of glitter white card stock. Next, die cut the joy outline from as piece of grey card stock and adhere the joy sentiment onto the outlined piece with some liquid glue. 


Next, pop up the joy layered sentiment onto the tag with some 3M foam adhesive. Finally tie on your white ribbon to the tag and you're done. 


I hope you have enjoyed today's Christmas in July project and found inspiration. 

Until next time...happy crafting. 

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July Challenge Reminder
by Candice Crawford

Poppy Stamps July Challenge with Signature

Hi Everyone, 

Candice here reminding you there is still time to play along with the Design Team and I for this month's challenge.                        For the month of July we are creating projects that are themed Glim and Glam. For a bit of inspiration to get you started crafting, I am sharing with you a clean and simple card I created that glitters and shimmers. 

For my card I am using the new Flora Blooms die for the floral focal point on the card along with the Greeting Basics stamp set for my sentiment. To get started you will need to die cut both the large and small flower petals from  3 sheets of pastel glitter card stock. I am using the pastel glitter paper from Memory Box.  


Next you will need to die cut the background panel for the card using the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die and a sheet of blue patterned paper from the Memory Box Springtime Bouquet 6x6 paper pad. 

To assemble your card, you will layer the background frame and center cut piece onto your A2 card base using some liquid adhesive. Then you will add your floral petals to the card, arranging them so that some florals are layered on top of one another  and popped up with foam tape. 


Lastly, you can stamp the "Thank You" sentiment from the Greeting Basics stamp set and die cut the image with the coordinating labels die from the Colwell Label die set.  Adhere your sentiment to your card with some 3M foam tape. 

Your card is done. I hope your found inspiration from today's project and will join in on the Blog challenge fun. 


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