Heffy Doodle Birthday Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle Blog Hop!! If you’re just starting the hop here, be sure to head back to the beginning to get all the Heffy Doodle goodness from the other hoppers! We’re celebrating Heffy Doodle’s 1st birthday, and what better way than to have a bunch of crafty people to do what they do best and get crafty?! I’ve got a fun project to share with you, but be sure to read to the end for coupon codes and prize info.

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I started today’s card by die cutting the Stitched Bubble Background die from some 110 lb card stock. I just love the detail of those stitched bubbles! They make the perfect detail, especially for an underwater card like I made for today. I used my Distress Oxide inks to ink blend some color over top. I used Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch. Then I spritzed it with water to add more bubbly texture to the paper. I also die cut a stitched hillside from some white card stock and ink blended Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks over it. I spritzed that as well, and set aside to dry.

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Next I stamped out my pups from Yappy Mail, and the kitten from Mewniverse and got to work on altering the images so that they fit my underwater theme. I gave them little bubble helmets by tracing the inner circle of a circle die I have. Anything would do for this step really! The trick is getting something that is the right size. Once that was traced I colored them, and some of the images from Party Palooza in with my Copic markers. The party images I was able to cut out using the coordinating dies, but the animals were fussy cut due to the altered image. But it really didn’t take that long!

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I adhered the sandy bank with a tape runner, and some of the images were popped up with foam tape for dimension. I made sure to leave enough room at the top for my sentiment. I die cut three of the Sending Dies and layered them on top of each other for dimension. Then I stamped a sentiment from Yappy Mail onto the smallest of the Strips of Ease die that I cut from some light blue card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then it was time for some finishing touches!

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I added white gel pen accents to the images, and glossy accents to their bubble helmets. I also added a ton of white Nuvo Crystal drops for more dimensional bubbles. I adhered the card panel onto a card base and the project was complete! I hope you enjoyed it!

Alright! Now for all the info. If you’re inspired by the projects you see today be sure to take advantage of the coupon code: HeffyBirthday2u It gets you 20% off your order now until June 17th!

Also, two lucky winners will receive a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store! To enter  you just need to leave a comment on each stop along the blog hop. (Comment eligibility ends 6/23/2018 at 12pm PDT) So be sure to make it to all the stops! Here’s the hop list so you don’t miss anyone: 

Heffy Doodle

Heather Hoffman

Laura Sterckx

Crystal Thompson

Nina-Marie Trapani

Cassie Tezak

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Angelica Conrad

Dennice Watts

Sandy Allnock

Nichol Spohr

Jessica McAfee Mercer

Mona Toth

Tallie Clewley

Julie Ebersole

Laura Volpes

Sindhu Prajay

Isha Gupta

Kelly Martin

Rubeena Ianigro

Ali Farmer

Laura Bassen

Francesca Vignoli

Amy Rysavy

Lesley Oman

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Good morning, crafty friends and welcome back! Today I’m participating in the Your Next Stamp challenge #89. Today I got inspired by the sketch challenge. It’s a fun one and I knew I had to run with it. Here’s a look at it.

To create my card for today I mixed some old and new products to create a bright and fun card that I think anyone would love to get in the mail! Here’s a look at my creation!

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I started by die cutting two pieces of card stock diagonally with the smaller wave from the Little Waves Die Set. The die wasn’t long enough to fit all the way across so I had to run it through twice, being sure to line it up so that the wave continued straight. Once they were cut I used Distress Inks to ink blend over them. The bottom piece has Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, and Mermaid Lagoon. The second piece has Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers, and the card base, which is the sky, has a little bit of Peacock feathers and Tumbled Glass. Each piece of the water panels were spritzed with water and once they were dry I adhered them to the card base.

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Next I stamped out a handful of the sea creatures from Aquarium Antics and colored them in with bright colors. I die cut them out with their coordinating dies and they were added to the card base. Only one little fish was popped up with foam, and the rest were adhered straight down to the card.

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Next I stamped the sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments in the top left corner, because it had the most room. I wanted to add one more pop of color, so I die cut the sun from the new Beach Day Die set and ink blended some Fossilized Amber Distress Ink over top. That was popped up with foam tape.

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And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to head over to the your next stamp blog to play along with us, see the other creations by the team and find out how you can win a gift certificate!

I hope you all have a great weekend, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Rain Or Shine

Hello again! And welcome back! Today I’m here to share a card with you all for the newest Your Next Stamp challenge. The latest challenge had a really fun color combo that I knew I wanted to give a try.

Isn’t it so pretty?! To make the card for today I grabbed some of my blue Distress Inks and ink blended over a 4 1/4 square piece of paper. Then I die cut the Rain Drop Die from it. On my card base, I ink blended a lighter blue for the rain drops.

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Next I stamped three cute chicks from the Puddles of Fun stamp set and colored them in with my Copics. Then I die cut them with the coordinating dies and adhered them to the die cut piece.

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I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it. I trimmed the piece down and added it to the panel with foam tape.

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Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see all of the design team projects and join in the challenge with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. I hope you have a great Friday!

 

I’m So Lucky

Hello, Heffy Doodle friends! Yesterday the Heffy Doodle team and the My Sweet Petunia collaborated on a blog hop. The projects were amazing and you definitely need to go check it out (and don’t forget to comment on the posts for a chance to win a great prize!). So, after hopping along I noticed a couple of the My Sweet Petunia ladies had done the no line coloring technique, and I was itching to pull out my watercolor markers and do it as well! Here’s the outcome of that…

It’s a pretty simple, one layer card, but it’s so sweet. I started by die cutting the stitched rectangle from the Clover Frames die set out of some Bristol Smooth card stock. Then I stamped the lion from the Ad-roar-able Lions set in a light Distress Ink color. I’m pretty sure I used Scattered Straw, but you could use and lighter color and stamp it off once if needed. Then I grabbed my Arteza water color markers and colored him in using a paint brush and water to pull the color out. I also put some gray around the bottom of the lion and pulled it out so it looked like he was sitting on the ground.

Then I grabbed a sentiment from Lucky Friends and my Misti and stamped “I’m so” and “because you love me” leaving enough  room for lucky to be stamped in between them in a different color. I thought the card needed a little something more since it was such a simple design, so I stamped the little hearts from Eggcellent News in Spun Sugar Distress Ink and colored them in with a Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker. In case you’re curious- I have both Arteza water color markers and the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I love them both, and only change which I’m using based on what color I want. They’re both great quality!

I attached my die cut rectangle to a card base and the card was complete! I hope you enjoyed my design for today:) I’m going to have to start pulling out my water color mediums a lot more! I’ve been so stuck on Copics lately, this was a nice change of pace. Thank you so much for stopping by! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Misti & Heffy Doodle Collab Blog Hop!

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Hi, all! Welcome to the next stop of the My Sweet Petunia & Heffy Doodle Blog Hop. If you’re just starting the hope here, you’ll want to go back to the Heffy Doodle blog so you don’t miss any of the fun projects! Heffy Doodle and My Sweet Petunia teamed up to create some awesome projects for today’s hop. I love my Misti stamping tool, so today’s card was a no brainer! I use my Misti to stamp almost all of my images, but it especially comes in handy when you want to stamp multiples of a lot of images. This is exactly what I needed to do for today’s card.

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What I like to do is line up my images to be stamped on one side of the piece of card stock so that I can stamp them once, turn the card stock around and then stamp them again. This way I get to use the card stock up and don’t have to worry about moving the images around. I did this exact technique with the cuties from Hello Squeakheart. Once they were stamped I colored them in with my Copics.

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Next, I die cut all the pieces with the coordinating dies for Hello Sqeakheart. I love having a ton of little images to create a scene with. I wasn’t able to use all of the pieces for the card today, but the good thing is I saved the ones I didn’t so that I could use them on a project later.

Once all my images were cut out I arranged them all on a card panel that I die cut with the stitched rectangle from the Clover Frames die set. I had ink blended some Cracked Pistachio and Walnut Stain for the background before adhering all of the pieces. Another nice thing about the Misti Stamping Tool is that you can add a sentiment after you’ve added dimension to your card, and are worried about getting a good stamp impression. I put my card into the stamping tool and inked up ‘hello’ from Hello Squeakheart to start off my sentiment.

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Then, I used the stamping tool to stamp perfectly onto the Stitched Strips of Ease die that I had cut out. I stamped in VersaMark Ink so that I could heat emboss silver embossing powder over it.

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I adhered the heat embossed strip and added some embellishments to the card, and it was complete!!

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I hope you enjoyed the card I made for today’s hop! I had a lot of fun making it. All the little pieces were fun to color and put together.

Please be sure to leave a comment on the blog posts by March 4th, at 11:59 PM (CST) to enter yourself for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree with My Sweet Petunia, or a 25 pound shopping spree at Heffy Doodle!! Winners will be announced Tuesday, March 6th on both shop’s blogs. Find the clickable list below!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a lot of fun hopping along with the rest of the projects 🙂 Have a great day and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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Warm Winter Hugs

Hello, and welcome back to Creatively Cass! I’m back today with a card for Your Next Stamp’s February Feature Day which has the theme “Winter Warm Up.” We got to get creative and make a card or project around that theme, and here’s what I came up with!

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I just had to use the cute little bundled up birdie from Merry Christmas Chickie for this card, because I feel like him all winter long when I wear my scarfs! I wanted to go with a fun pastel color combo, and Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, and Broken China were perfect for that!I carried the colors through all the coloring I had to do.

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Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to get all the details on how to win a gift certificate for the shop, and see all the other design team’s projects! Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Baby Has Arrived!

Hi, crafty friends! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back at the Heffy Doodle blog to share a baby card I made for a coworker. I love the spring Heffy Doodle stamps with their cuddly and cute look because they’re just perfect for this kind of sweet card!

I started by stamping and coloring all the cute little images shown from the Honey Bunny Boo and Eggcellent News stamp sets. I used my Copic Markers to color them in, and then used their coordinating dies to cut them out! Aren’t they so cute?! Next I took a piece of 110 lb smooth white cardstock from Michael’s and die cut a stitched heart from the center. I wanted to use the heart to create the scene for this little critters. To create the clouds in the sky I used my ink blender and the Broken China Distress Oxide ink with a cloud stencil. I cut another heart and used a stitched hillside die to create a ground for the animals to stand on. For the grass I used my favorite green combo Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover.

I took the negative of the A2 panel that I cut the heart from and ink blended Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink over the edges. I also spritzed water over the orange piece to get the distressed look that I love so much! Once that was dry I adhered it to a card base. The heart was popped up with foam tape. All of the cute little images were adhered with glue dots or foam tape if they hung over the side of the heart.

I hadn’t thought about my sentiment before adhering everything, so it was Misti to the rescue! I stamped the ‘baby’ sentiment from the Eggcellent News set and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it. Then  created a banner for the rest of the sentiment with white embossing powder.

That’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed the card I made. Are you making any congratulation cards for those expecting? I’ve got two now that need stamps to mail out! I hope you all have a great day, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Your Next Stamp January Preview!

Hi everybody and welcome back! It’s been a crazy busy week, and on top of that the design team at Your Next Stamp has been gearing up for the January release! Woot woot! It’s been quiet around here, but the party is starting up again!

Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Preview Day over at YNS to get you all excited abou the new release. Trust me. There’s lots to be excited about! Let’s take a look at my card.

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Aren’t these two little penguins in love from the Penguin Love set just the cutest!? They’re adorable, and so are the little heart ice chunks floating around them 😀 I colored them with my Copic Markers and die cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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To create some more snowy ice chunks I die cut some ovals with the Stitched Ovals Dies and adhered them down over my Distress Inked background.  My sentiment comes from another new set called Whatnot Sentiments Eleven, and there are so many great sentiments in this set for just about any occasion!

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Be sure to check out the other design team members projects and head over to Your Next Stamp aka January release central. And be sure to stop back later for a great blog hop with a chance to win prizes, and a coupon code! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card.

You’re a Gem

Hello again, crafty pals! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back today with a bright card to kick off the new year! I hope you all had a lovely holiday and a happy new year. I can’t believe it’s a new year but it just means it’s time to reevaluate goals and get motivated to accomplish even more!

Alright, let’s get on to the card! I did some die cutting, heat embossing and ink blending to create today’s design.

I started by taking all of the gem shapes from the Geology Rocks coordinating die set and arranged them from top right corner to bottom left aross an A2 size panel. I ran it through my die machine, and grabbed a blank A2 size piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. Lining the two pieces up, I used some low stick washi tape to hold them together so that they didn’t shift at all for the next step.

I dabbed my powder tool over the die cut areas, and then stamped the matching gem from the Geology Rocks stamps set over the hole in VersaMark ink. Once everything was stamped I carefully removed the top piece with the die cut pieces and used clear embossing powder and my heat gun to heat emboss the gems. I did this so that when I ink blended over them, the image of the gem would resist the ink and still show up! It’s such a pretty technique. Once everything was heat embossed I used my little ink blenders to add color in rainbow order to the gems. I used Festive Berries, Spun Sugar, Carved Pumpkin Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberries.

To finsih the card I stamped the sentiment “You’re a Gem” onto black cardstock and heat embossed it as well. Then I trimmed down the words and adhered them to the card with foam tape. I attached the front panel to a card base and my card was complete!! This will be perfect to send out to someone special after I was a bit spoiled this Christmas. It would also be perfect for a lot more occasions!

I hope you enjoyed the card for today! Have you given any of these techniques a try? The stamping through die cutting was a new one for me, but I really liked it! What are your crafty new years resolutions and goals? One of mine is to be more organized in general, but especially when it comes to crafting. I appreciate all of the love and support I’ve gotten this year, and I can’t thank you enough for being a part of that. Cheers to the start of a great year!

Kisses & A Fun Filled Christmas

Hello, crafty friends, and Merry Christmas!! It’s Cassie here, and I’m sharing one last holiday card with you. Today I’m spending the day with my family and eating way too many frosted cookies! But first I have a cute card to share with you.

I started today’s card by creating a pattern background. I stamped the two outline hearts from Happy Snappy Crocs in VersaMark ink all over a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. Then I used clear embossing powder to heat emboss so that I could do a resist technique. I used my Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar to create a ombre over the hearts.

Next I stamped the mistletoe, and two cute elves from Elfish Antics with A Copic safe ink. I colored them in with my Copics with some non traditional Christmas colors. I saw Lesley add stripes to the girl elf’s leggings and I had to give it a try. It turned out SO cute! Once everything was colored I die cut them out with the coordinating dies.

 I created my sentiment by stamping a mix of words from Elfing Christmas Words and Winter Hugs to make my own sentiment. I stamped the words in VersaMark on black cardstock and heat embossed white embossing powder over top. Then I trimmed them down.

To finish my card I die cut  fun stitched circle scallop in the center to make elves stand out a little more. Then I adhered all the pieces to my card panel and adhered that to a card base. I popped the sentiment up with foam tape and tucked the mistletoe into the scalloped circle.

And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it. I hope you’re all having a great Monday, and a happy holiday! Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll see you again soon with another card!!