{4.1.2012} print candee goodies

Happy April!

I should have an April Fool’s Day card for you, but alas, I have been out of town and wasn’t able to get one made.  For my birthday, we went up north to Sedona, AZ.  We found a great pet friendly hotel and had an amazing time.  The hubs and I love to hike and are quite the foodies.  Sedona is the perfect combo for both!

So, instead of an April Fool’s card, I have some amazing Print Candee goodies to share!!!  No joke.  🙂

I can’t keep up with my need for thank you cards.  I’m using THIS super cute retro fruit digi set.  You could make a TON of cards using this CAS (clean and simple) design and a mixture of stamps.

For this one, I used a punch to create a window to get a peek at the apple printed on the inside.

I really love that flower design inside the apple.  I wanted to pull those colors out with the sentiment.  I didn’t quite have the right colored ink, so I combined two inks {the marmalade and cranberry).  I first inked up the marmalade and then lightly added a little cranberry on top.  An interesting effect happened.  Since the marmalade is a distress ink and the cranberry is pigment, they didn’t quite blend so there is a bit of a gradient/speckled look that is quite pretty.

And last we have this sweet little apple.  To make a cohesive set, I added a little rhinestone to each card.  Helps to pull the thank you collection together.  That is all from me today.

Make sure you head over to the Print Candee Store
to check out all the fabulous digital products!  There have been some great new additions.


  1. madebymarion

    These are all adorable Lisa. Love the CAS design…so easy to replicate! Love the little window effect as well. Great job.

  2. Wendy ten Hove

    Oh, cool! Yep, these apples surely are very, very pretty! I love prints/designs like these! You’ve also picked perfect colors! I especially love the two last ones! Gorgeous!!
    Wishing you a lovely day!
    Hugs, Wendy

  3. Judith Gowdy

    Gorgeous CAS cards Lisa – these retro fruit are so cool 🙂

  4. Rockwell Designs

    LOVE the retro fruit—they really are perfect images for CAS cards!

  5. Lynn

    so glad you had a wonderful birthday getaway! The graphic design of the fruit is fabulous! Love the set.

  6. Kalyn

    LOVE what you’ve done here, Lisa! I’ve been eyeing up those retro fruits for a while now – they’re so cute! And I love what you did with them. The “nobody sweeter” is just perfection!

  7. Karen B.

    So modern and fun! Love the colors against the white.

  8. veronica

    love the card with the window punched! and the flower in the center of the apple is too cute.

  9. Kathleen

    Great cards!

  10. Toni Storie

    These are sure cool! I love the retro fruit look!

  11. Emily Leiphart

    These are amazing, Lisa! The colours are fantastic and kind of making me drool. Off to cut up some fruit! LOL

  12. ruby2shoes

    Love your cards Lisa, what a great idea to use digi and stamping. Love that your inks worked out so well too!

  13. Kary

    Hi Lisa! Super fun and delicious looking cards 😉 I love those fruity images, they are so cute.
    So glad you had a great getaway for your birthday. Hope you’ll share some pics, I’ve heard Sedona is a pretty fun place to visit. Have a lovely week!!

  14. Glenda J

    These are so fun! Love the funky fruit, great colours and CAS design. Glad you liked Sedona – I was able to stop in there for a few hours once. So beautiful!

  15. Emily Keaton

    So very cool, clean, and simple! I love these, Lisa. 🙂

  16. Jen W.

    Happy belated birthday! Glad you guys had a good time and how perfect to like hiking and be foodies – with all that exercise you can eat whatever you want! 🙂

    I love these cards. You’re making me think I should take another stab at working with digital goodies. I find them pretty intimidating but when I see stuff like this I want to play too!

  17. lostinpaper

    SUPER cute Lisa! Love the digi fruit (I must have missed that one… must head back for another look)! Happy April Fools and a VERY happy birthday to you!

  18. Lindsey

    Great cards! I especially like the sweet window card. Oh, and happy (belated?) birthday!

  19. Jocelyn Olson

    First, glad you had fun in Sedona! Always a fun trip. Second, happy birthday! Third, I super duper love your cards! Yes, I think we were channeling each other. 🙂 The speckling on the sentiment looks great, and I love how the rhinestone brings the set together.

  20. Sav O'G

    FABULOUS x3!!!!!!! LOVE each of these cards–those last two are my fav! So glad you had a great time in Sedona:) HAPPY HAPPY birthday! How did I miss that??? Hope you had a great day–Psalm 118:24

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