Craftin’ Desert Diva New Release!

Hi, all! I hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday night 🙂 I’m popping in quick to share some photos from the week that I’ve post on Instagram for the new, January release from Craftin’ Desert Diva! This release is so cute, and I can’t wait for you to see it all, but today I just have some cards with sneak peeks!

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My first card showcases the Coffee Bundle, which has a stamp set, stencil and sequin packet. I love this bundle. Each of the pieces work so well together. I used the coffee bean part of the stencil to create a background for this cute little mouse and bird, and put it on top of a ink blended background. My sentiment was heat embossed on black card stock and popped up with foam tape.

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Next I shared the card I made using the Pirate Pals stamp set. I love these cute critters and their pirate outfits. Plus there are tons of scene building images in this set. I also used a cloud stencil from CDD and heat embossed a sentiment from another stamp set.

I hope you liked the cards I made for this release! There are tons more sneaks on the Craftin’ Desert Diva Facebook page! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with anther card!

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great start to your weekend! I’m back today to share a card that I made for the Your Next Stamp challenge #105. Today’s challenge theme was “let’s see smiles.” Isn’t that a fun theme to create around?? Here’s what I came up with..

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I created a Distress Oxide ink background by blending Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries over the surface of an A2 size card panel. Then I took a stripe stencil and laid it on top of the inked piece, and sprayed my water bottle over it. I love how this added some distressed looking stripes. I also splattered Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany and an opaque white paint over it for texture. I due cut one of the So Many Squares dies from white card stock and adhered it over the top of my distressed panel.

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Next I stamped out the cute food from Carnival Food Fun, and colored them in with my Copic markers. They were die cut using the coordinating dies, and I popped them on with adhesive, only using foam tape on the popcorn. When I stamped out the glasses I wanted them to be those 3D glasses that you used to get back in the day, so I colored one lens red and one blue! I think these goofy little characters would make anyone smile!

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To finish off the card I heat embossed the sentiment from the set on some black paper and trimmed it down. I also used foam tape to adhere this to the card. And then my card was complete! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see the rest of the team’s cards and inspiration. Don’t forget to leave a comment over there to enter yourself for a chance to win a prize! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again with another card soon!

 

Bee Happy

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday. I’m back to share a bright and cheery card for Penguin Palace! It’s weird to think that the holidays are over and it’s time to move on to the next seasonal project. But that’s just what I’m doing today by sharing a Valentine’s Day card with you!

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I started the card today with a background die that created polka dots from a piece of white card stock. I ink blended yellow ink from Catherine Pooler onto the die cut panel and adhered it to a piece of black card stock. I also die cut a scalloped circle from the lower right side to highlight my scene. Then I got inky!

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I stamped out a handful of the images from the Bee Happy stamp set. These cute little bees and the scene building images are so fun. I love all the possibilities this stamp set provides! Once I had colored everything with my Copic markers, I die cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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I also stamped out some of the trails with red ink to make it more in the Valentine’s color realm. The images were arranged  to make a little scene of these two cuties exchanging Valentine’s Day presents. I wanted the sentiments to match the ink color of the trails, so I took the same red in and swiped it across some heavy weight white card stock until it was completely covered. To finish the sentiments I heat embossed two of the sentiments from the set on the red inked paper and then trimmed them down. They were adhered with foam tape.

img_2585To finish the card I added some pink and white Nuvo Drops and tucked some gold string beneath the beehive and under the scalloped circle. That finishes my card! I hope you liked it. Do you think it’s too early for Valentine’s cards?? I have to admit, it’s never too early for me. I’m always behind, so getting a head start always helps 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of your day, and I’ll see you again soon!

Your Next Stamp January Blog Hop!

Hi, and happy release day everyone! The January release is now available for Your Next Stamp and you won’t want to miss it! We’re celebrating with a blog hop today, so be sure to read on and find out how you can be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the YNS store! Let’s jump right in to my card for today!

IMG_25701When I saw the Carnival Food Fun stamp set I knew I had to color it in. Especially that piece of pizza! YUMMMM! I created a really simple card design using that image and all of the cute little faces from the set, by stamping them in the Black Olive ink from YNS. I used that ink because it’s perfect for Copic markers and won’t bleed.

I colored all the pieces of pizzas in and filled in the background with another Copic marker. I splattered the whole panel with white paint, and heat embossed the cheeky sentiment on some black card stock. Then I die cut it with the Washi Tape Die. I added it to the card panel with foam tape. To finish the card I used one of my other favorites from the release. I die cut the Floating Heart Panel die from white card stock and colored some hearts with a dark gray marker. I glued them to the card and added Glossy Accents to them to make them pop.


And that finished my card for the hop! If you want to be entered for a chance to win the $25 gift card to the Your Next Stamp be sure to leave a comment and keep hopping and leaving comments by clicking the blue button below:

And don’t forget to use the coupon code when you’re ordering the new release! You’ll get 20% off your order!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked my card and that you’re having fun on the hop! Be sure to leave a comment, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Hello Pumpkin!

Hi, everyone! Happy Thursday! I’m back to share another Heffy Doodle card with you all today. I’m still on the Veggie Patch kick and I had to make this card for my friend that I don’t get to see often enough. The last card I created that didn’t have any coloring seemed to be a hit so I decided to give it a try again! Let’s jump in.
I started the card for today by taking by taking a piece of 110 lb, white card stock and the Slants Vs. Rhombies stencil and ink blended Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink over it. Once I had a good layer of ink down, I removed the stencil and used my heat tool to dry the ink. I did this because I planned on heat embossing over the top of the stenciling. I took the largest heart from the Veggie Patch stamp set and stamped it with VersaMark ink. I used white embossing powder and heated it to get a nice smooth finish. I wanted a little more interest, so I added some white gel pen dots around the panel as well.

Next I stamped two of the pumpkins with the same VersaMark ink onto some Bristol Smooth card stock. I also heat embossed them with the same white embossing powder. Then it was time to get inky again! I used my ink blending tool and, what else, Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink to color these cuties in. I splattered one with some water for a little texture, and added some pink to their cheeks with a pink Copic marker.

I also added a little Twisted Citron to the stem. To finish off the card I adhered the pumpkins to the stenciled piece with foam tape. I also heat embossed a sentiment onto some kraft card stock and trimmed it out with the Stripes of Ease die. And that’s my card for today! I hope you enjoyed this non-coloring card that I created! Do you love coloring, or do you like to skip it for cards like this one? Thanks so much for stopping by today and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Oh My Gourd

Today I’m sharing a card that that is super easy to create, and uses the adorable Veggie Patch stamp set!

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Hi, crafty friends! I hope you all had a wonderful week so far. It’s Cassie here, and I’m back to share a fun and easy card with you all! I’m coming off of my holiday crafting and needed a little break from it, so I whipped up this cute veggie thank you. It was so fun to color these sweet vegetables!

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I started today’s card by die cutting the largest of the stitched rectangle dies from the Imperial Stitched Rectangle die set out of some 110 lb, white card stock. I used a Copic friendly card stock and ink. I stamped the veggies from the Veggie Patch stamp set to the left of the card panel, leaving a portion of the panel open for a sentiment. Once They were all stamped, I colored them in with Copic markers and added some white gel pen accents to give them a little more detail.

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Next, I stamped the two hearts from the set with some tan dye ink all over the background. I liked the way this looked, but wanted to fill it in a little more, so I took a Copic marker in a similar color and added dots all over the background as well. An important tip about stamping out a background like this is to make sure some of the hearts look like they’re going behind the vegetables. That way it looks like a continuous pattern! I did this the lazy way, by using a post it note to mask the images as I stamped over them so the ink didn’t go over the portion I had colored in with Copics.

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To finish off the card, I stamped out the sentiment “Oh my gourd” on a piece of the 110 lb white card stock with VersaMark ink. I heat embossed white embossing powder over it, and then I ink blended some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink over it. I did the same with the cute little word bubble from Whatcha Sayin’ Now and die cut them both out. For the sentiment strip I used the Strips of Ease die so that the sentiment was cut perfectly.

 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your day, and for those who are celebrating Christmas that you’re having a lovely Christmas Eve! I’m popping in quickly today to share a card that is quick and simple. It’s perfect for that last minute card you need, and I whipped it together in no time.

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I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle the size of an A2 size card from a piece of Penguin Palace’s Red Carpet card stock. This is a textured, heavy weight card stock that is the perfect red for Christmas cards-and I can’t wait to use it for Valentine’s day! Next I die cut some letters from the center in an arch. I die cut the word ‘merry’ and adhered the red piece of card stock to a card base. I made sure to save the inside pieces of the R’s to adhere as well.

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Next I took the stamp from the Spooky Halloween set that said “eat drink and be spooky” and did some masking so that spooky was cut off and instead it read “merry.” I love being able to use my stamps in a lot of different ways, and this was the perfect mash up!

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To finish it off I stamped and colored one of the sheep from Cuddly Sheep’s Season’s Greetings and fussy cut him out. I popped him onto the card with some foam tape and the card was complete! That’s it for my quick and simple card today! I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I hope you’re all have a wonderful holiday season!

Merry and Bright

Today I’m sharing a no color card featuring stencils, dies and some heat embossing!
Hi, crafty friends! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back to share a card with you just in time for Christmas. Today I’m branching out and sharing a card that has no coloring. You heard me right! No. Coloring. This is such an unusual card for me because I always love to color at least one thing on a card, but I had this idea and I had to run with it. I started by die cutting the pine tree from the Forest Builder Dies three times from a piece of A2 size white card stock. I made sure to get the middle one as close to the center as possible, and then evenly spaced another on each side. It’s not perfect, but I honestly don’t think it needs to be! I’m not someone who measures unless absolutely necessary, but if that’s your thing you could definitely go that route to make them even.

Next I masked off sections of the front of a card base so that I could do my stenciling on it and the different colors would only be visible in each tree section. I used the Candy Store stencil with the colors Lucky Clover, Spun Sugar and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks to create the pattern that would be seen through the open die cut areas. I stamped the Merry & Bright sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment Duo set in VersaMark ink and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it. Then I attached the panel to my card base so that it lined up, and those stripes were seen through the die holes.

To finish the card I die cut the trunk from some brown card stock and adhered it to the tree with some liquid adhesive. I added some Glossy Accents to it to give a little interest. I finished the card by adding some colored mini balls that I have from Michaels as ornaments. I used colors that went with the color combo for the stripes, and each tree got a green, pink and red ball. And that is it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it. It was fun to venture outside my comfort zone and make a card with no coloring 🙂 What is outside of your comfort zone that you’d like to give a try? Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a happy holiday season, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Merry Christmas

Hi, all! Can you believe we are a week away from Christmas?? I know I’m behind on sending out Christmas cards as well as Christmas shopping. Thankfully we still have a week to get caught up! Today, I’m sharing a card for Penguin Palace stamps that reminds me of one of my favorite holiday movies, The Polar Express. Let’s get started.

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Today’s card features some masking, ink blending and Copic coloring. I started by stamped all the pieces from the stamp set Love Train. I stamped the train tracks repeatedly towards the bottom of an A2 size card panel. Then I stamped the train and train cars on top of it. Next I did some masking and stamped the presents in the last car, as well as the puff of steam. The mountains were stamped last, and then I started working on the sky!

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I used my anti static tool and stamped the snow flakes from Cuddly Sheep’s Season’s Greetings and heat embossed white embossing powder over them. Then I ink blended some Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink in the sky area. I did cut out a small circle mask and place it in the upper right corner for the moon, but I didn’t worry about masking off the mountains, instead I was just careful as I got closer to them. The train and mountains were all colored in with my Copic markers. I used Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink for the moon and later used a couple Copic markers to add some shading to it.

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At the bottom of the card, below the train tracks, I used a sloped stencil and my Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to create snowy hills. Once all of that was done I added some white paint splatters over the enter card to look like snow. This also helps to hide any imperfections you may have. There were some spots where my coloring wasn’t perfect, but this distracts from that!

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To finish I heat embossed the sentiment “Merry Christmas” from the same set I used the snowflakes from on some black card stock and trimmed it down to adhere to the card with foam tape. I also added some white gel pen accents to the train. And that finished my card! I hope you enjoyed the card I made for today! I also hope if you’re scrambling to finish things up this week that you’re able to finish everything you need to! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’ll see you again soon with another card!

I Love You Veggie Much

Hi, Heffy Doodle friends! It’s Cassie, back today with another card to share with you! It feels like forever since I’ve been on the Heffy Doodle blog, so I’m excited to share what I’ve got for you today 🙂 I’m using a bunch of the new release 5 products for this card that I think would be perfect for anyone that you want to let know you care for them! Let’s jump in.


I started the card today by stamping out a bunch of the vegetables from Veggie Patch stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat embossing them with a detailed white embossing powder. Once they cooled I took my Distress Oxides and ink blended them with different colors to look like they normally do. I spritzed them with a little water to give them a splattered look and die cut them out with coordinating dies. While I had the embossing stuff out I also white heat embossed a sentiment from the set on some yellow cardstock and cut it out with the smallest Stripes of Ease die.

Next I die cut the largest rectangle from the Imperial Stitched Rectangle die set and grabbed the Candy Store stencil for some ink blending. I used Fossilized Amber to ink blend the stripes on. I love the way this looks over kraft card stock! Distress Oxides are such magical inks 🙂 Next I arranged the vegetables on the card how I wanted them, adhering them down with some adhesive.

I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape, and decided it needed a little something extra. So I stamped out the speech bubble and sentiment from Whatcha Sayin’ Now and popped it on with foam tape as well. To finish off the card I added some white gel pen dots around the veggies. I had wanted to do some ink splatter by I didn’t want to risk getting it where I didn’t want it, since the card was pretty much complete at this point. This was a perfect alternative! And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon!