Winter Birthday Train

Hello Everyone,

My son’s 8th birthday was at the begining of December and as he is still crazy for trains, I made him yet another train birthday card. This year I used the Sunny Studio Holiday Express stamp/die set.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the images. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: train: TB5, TB4, TB3, TB2, IG10, IG6, IG2, presents & lights: JG7, JG5, JG1, GT3, GT1, GY4, GY2, DR5, DR3, DR1. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.

For the background I chose a pretty foiled patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Let it Shine Snowflake paper pad. I die cut a snowbank from white glitter cardstock and adhered it with liquid glue.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock from the Lawn Fawn Yeti or not stamp set.

I wanted to add a little more red to this chilly scene so I die cut a Heffy Doodle Thin Rectangle Frame from dark red cardstock, adhered the sentiment strip under it and framed the scene. I used 3D foam squares to pop up the train and connected the carts with twine to make it more special.

As a finishing touch I used a clear sparkle pen on the presents and some glossy accents to emphasize some details.

I hope you enjoyed today’s rather cold and masculine inspiration, please pop in again soon!

See you,


Autumn Greetings – Sunny Studio Stamps

Hello Everyone,

It is such a wonderfully sunny and chilly day here in Budapest, that I could not resist sharing some sunshine with you in a form of cards. I have a set of 2 cards which I have created with some stamps, dies and patterned paper from Sunny Studio Stamps.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the oh-so-cute Fall kiddos stamp set. I used Copic markers to add colour, but as I had these coloured a while ago, I do not have the exact colours I used. All I remember is that I used the Preppy Prints paper pad as inspiration for my colour choices. I cut all the kids out with their coordinating dies.

Then I cut a 2 inches wide strip of patterned paper from the above mentioned set and also one from metallic brown cardstock. I used the Window Trio Square dies to cut windows.

I used light blue cardstock as background for the rainbow piece, and white for the brown one. I popped up the frames with 3D foam squares. I added the rainbow inserts to the brown frame panel and made a brown mat for the other one.

I used kraft card bases this time, adhered the window panels and stamped the sentiments from the Fall kiddos stamp set using brown ink. I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and added my finishing touches: white gel pen highlights, black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

I hope I cheered you up with these cuties and you will pop in again for more soon. I am planning a Coffee Card Series starting tomorrow, so make sure to subscribe if you do not want to miss it!

See you,