Bee Day Wishes

Today I’m sharing a cute punny bee-day card using the super sweet Big Bug Hugs stamp set!

Hi, everyone!  I’m happy to be sharing another card with you today. I started the card for today by working on the background. I used the Barber Shop stencil and my Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to create the stripes. After ink blending the color on, I smooshed some of the ink on my glass mat in Fossilized Amber and Walnut Stain, watered it down and then used a paintbrsh to flick splatters over the panel.

I set the panel aside to dry and started working on the other elements of the card. I stamped out the bee from Big Bug Hugs with some chocolate brown ink that is Copic safe. I’ve been loving stamping with brown ink lately. It’s a dark brown color, so it isn’t super noticeable, but I love the subtle change it brings. I colored all the bees in with my Copic markers and die cut them out with the coordinating dies. Because I stamped the bees in brown I decided to bring in more brown and die cut my letters from the Stitched Alphabetters dies from brown card stock. They were adhered directly to the card panel. Then I die cut the Wishes die from white card stock three times and glued them all together for some dimension. I adhered that just below the letter dies.

One last piece of die cutting I did was to use all the little tiny shape dies from the Tag Along die set. I cut them from the same brown card stock and adhered them around the card. The bees were adhered with foam tape to the card, to give some added dimension. The final touch was to add some yellow Crystal Nuvo Drops. And that was my card for today! I hope you all enjoyed it. Who else loves creating their own sentiments with alphabet dies and stamps?! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again with another card!

Some Bunny Special

Hi, everyone! It’s Cassie here, and I’m sharing a cute Spring card using dies and stencils today!

I started by doing all of my big die cutting. I die cut the large stitched rectangle and two of the scalloped rectangles from the Clover Frames die set. I also die cut the cloud trio from Swirly Clouds Dies. I ink blended over all of these die cut pieces. On the stitched rectangle I used the Rays the Roof Stencil with Fossilized Amber. Once I had removed the stencil, I added some more ink to the edges so that it wasn’t so harsh. To create the grass and dirt, I took one of the scalloped rectangles and used the Stitched Slopey Joes dies to cut a hilly ground into it. I then turned the scalloped rectangle over and used the Grassy Lass dies to match the hills and cut it a little higher than the dirt so that it would show. On the dirt piece I used the Stoney Maloney stencil to great some texture.

I adhered all of those pieces together once I had ink blended all of them separately. The full scalloped rectangle was adhered to the stitched rectangle with foam tape to give it some dimension. Then I got to work on the characters for the scene. I stamped out bunnies from Honey Bunny Boo, a gnome and bugs from Gnome Matter What and the chick from Eggcellent News. I also stamped the speech bubble from Whatcha Sayin’ and a saying from Honey Bunny Boo and die cut them out. All of the characters were colored in with my Copic markers and die cut out as well!

Once they were all added to the card, I added some yellow Nuvo Crystal drops around the border of the card as well as some white gel pen detail. And that finished the card for today! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the card and I’ll see you again soon with another one!

Hip Hip Hoo-ray!

Today I’m sharing a cute birthday card highlighting the Hootiful stamp set and some awesome Heffy Doodle dies!

Hello, crafty friends! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back today to share a birthday card I made for someone in my family. I wanted it to create a cute night sky with the scalloped die from the Clover Frames die set, as well as the Stargazer Backdrop die. I started by die cutting the Stargazer die first. Then I die cut the scalloped rectangle from it. By doing that die second I was able to be more precise about where the stars fell around the edge of the rectangle. Once the piece was cut out I was able to ink blend over the piece of card stock. I used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers to create the night sky. I splattered some of each other colors over the panel, as well as some white paint. Then I set it aside to dry.

Next I stamped out images from the Hootiful stamp set as well as the Party Palooza stamp set to create my scene. Everything was colored in with my Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. I adhered everything down with some liquid adhesive, adding some cute gel pen details to the images.

I stamped out the sentiment ‘hip hip hoo-ray’ from the Hootiful stamp set and trimmed it out with the smallest Strips of Ease die. That was also adhered down to the card with liquid adhesive. I had some of the stars on my desk from die cutting the Stargazer Backdrop die and decided to adhere them around the outside edge of the card for some added texture and detail. And that was it! Birthday card complete! I hope you enjoyed the card I created for today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again with another card!

Hey, Chickie

Hi, crafty friends! II’m back to share a cute spring card with you that I made for the HEffy Doodle blog today. Let’s get started!

I started the card for today by die cutting my sentiment “hello chickie” with the Stitched Alphabet Dies from an A2 size card panel. This took a little maneuvering, just because I only have one of each letter and there are doubles in the sentiment, but it wasn’t too difficult to get the spacing pretty close to even! Once that was die cut I ink blended the front of a card base with Fossilized Amber ink and adhered the panel with the die cut letters over top so that the yellow showed through.

I also ink blended some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink over the corners of the front panel, as well as splattered from of the Distress Oxide spray over it in the same color. Next I moved on to the scene. I die cut a little hill of grass with the Grassy Lass dies from some 110 lb white card stock and ink blended Mowed Lawn and Twstited Citron over it to give it some color. Then I stamped out images from the  Eggcellent News stamp set. I colored those images in with my copics, adding some white gel pen details to each of them. Then I die cut them out with coordinating dies!

Finally, I adhered the die cut images to the card and it was complete! This card came together really quickly, and I think you could do a set of them in lots of springy pastel colors! It’d be so cute. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

To Some Bunny Awesome

Hi, everyone!  I’m back to share my project for today. I decided it was time to use the Mark My Words bookmark dies. I have a lot of family and friends who I know are going to love getting some adorable bookmarks with these dies! For today’s bookmark I decided to go with a spring/Easter theme.

I started by die cutting three of the same bookmark shapes. There are two designs in the set, but I wanted to use some twine on mine, so I went with the one that had the hole at the top. On one of the bookmarks I ink blended Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide over it. Then I splattered it with Blueprint Sketch and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide that I’d watered down a little. Over the second book mark I ink blended over the entire die cut piece with some Distress Oxide that I’d mixed myself with reinkers. Finally, for the last bookmark, I used the Grassy Lass Border dies to cut the bottom off. Then I ink blended Twisted Citron and the hand mixed green-ish color I used for the back side. All three pieces were set aside to dry completely while I worked on the other pieces.

I stamped out the bunny and carrots from the Honey Bunny Boo stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. Then I die cut them out with the coordinating dies and added some white gel pen details. I adhered the grass bookmark bottom to the blue bookmark, as well as the bunny and carrots. I decided I didn’t like how empty the top was, so I went ahead and die cut some of the Swirly Clouds and adhered them down, trimming off the part that hung over the edge.

For the back of the bookmark I heat embossed a sentiment from Honey Bunny Boo, mixing two of the fonts. I like the way the ‘bunny’ is so big and pretty! I added adhesive only to the top 1/2 inch of the bookmark, so that the two pieces could be sandwiched together and be used like a clamp. To finish off the bookmark I added white dots to the back side, and a dainty twine bow at the hole at the top. And that’s it for my project today! I hope you enjoyed it! I have a feeling this is going to be sent out in an Easter care package to one of my friends 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Hello!

Hi, everyone! It’s Cassie here from Creatively Cass and I’m back to share a cute card I made for the blog today! I absolutely missed the St. Patrick’s day window this year, but I still wanted to get a rainbow card in, and this is what I came up with.

I’ve had the Rainbow Wishes die set from Concord & 9th forever, and it was time to finally use it! I die cut some of the rainbow pieces out of the new Lawn Fawn card stock colors Pencil Eraser, No. 2 Pencil and Sage Leaf. I love these new colors and can’t wait to use them again! I also die cut some Heffy Doodle Swirly Clouds dies from a light gray cardstock. Then I used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink to darken up the bottoms of them a little.
I die cut the Stitched Cloud Backdrop die from white card stock and heat embossed some little stars all over the panel with gold embossing powder. I thought this added a cute touch to the background, without adding any competing colors. I also ink blended some Pumice Stone Distress Oxide in the corners and splattered a little bit of the color watered down for some more texture. I stamped out the cute little cat from the Mama Elephant set Book Worm and colored him in with my Copic markers. I kept the coloring really simple, and I love the way it turned out so soft. I popped everything up with foam tape and adhered it to the card base.
To finish off the card I heat embossed a simple hello from the Concord & 9th set All Year Long onto some black card stock. This too was popped up with some foam tape. The last little details I added were white gel pen on the rainbow, clouds and kitten. And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it. I had fun making it! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

 

Welcome Baby!

 

Hi everyone! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back today to share a cute card set I made using the adorable Dinky Dinos stamps. My sister helped me with the design of these ones (ok actually she basically told me what to do!) and I love the way they turned out!

Both cards were put together pretty much the same way, it’s just the colors that changed. To start I took two card bases that were roughly 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 and ink blended over them with the Stoney Maloney stencil. Then I used a die cut from kraft card stock over the stenciled card base to create a highlighted circle in the center.

Once that was in place I did some heat embossing. I stamped the ‘baby’ from Eggcellent News onto the stenciled background, and the ‘welcome’ onto some black card stock with I trimmed down into a banner.

Next I stamped out the dinos from the Dinky Dino stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. As per my sisters instruction, I went with lovely pastel colors for them. They were each adhered down on to the card. Finally, I die cut some of the Swirly Cloud dies and placed them on the cards. And that’s it for my two creations today!

I think these turned out so adorable! I just love those Dinky Dinos and the Stoney Maloney stencil-especially how cute they look together! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the cards. I’ll see you again soon with another card soon!

Hello My Friend

Hello, friends!  I’m back today to  share another fun Heffy Doodle card with you all. Today I’m using lots of dies for this cute dino card. Let’s jump right in!

IMG_3196c

I started by die cutting the two tag pieces from the Tag Along dies. The full piece from white card stock and the frame from gray card stock. On the white full die cut I used the Rays the Roof stencil to create the rainbow of rays for the background. I also splattered some gold paint over the piece, as I knew I was going to be using more gold later in the card. I adhered the frame to the piece and tied some black and white twine through the hole at the top.

IMG_3197sc

The next thing I did was die cut one of the larger squares from the Stitched Square Dies set and ink blended some Broken China Distres Oxide ink over the entire piece. I also splattered this piece with gold paint and some of the Broken China ink for some texture and interest. I love to splatter everything!

IMG_3199ff

Next came a lot of die cutting! I die cut all of the different sizes of the Dino Prints dies from white card stock, vellum and gold glitter card stock. Then I arranged the dino prints die cuts all over the square. I heat embossed a sentiment from Whatcha Sayin’ on one of the tiny prints. Once all the footprints were adhered down I adhered the tag down as well with foam tape, and added the final footprints to the tag with the sentiment. Finally, I had one of the dinosaurs from Dino Time already colored and ready to go, so I adhered him to the tag to finsih it off! I love having pre colored and cut images just for that reason 🙂 And my card was finished!! I hope you enjoyed the card I created today. It was heavy on the die cutting, which was fun for a change. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Birthday Overload

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all have a great Thursday! I’m happy to be back sharing another Heffy Doodle creation with you all. Ever since the new release came out I knew I wanted to do something with rainbow robots! Finally I was able to make that idea into a card! Let’s take a look!

IMG_3059

I started the card by doing all my coloring. I stamped out all of the robots from the Bots of Love stamp set twice and colored them in with my Copic markers, making sure to get all the rainbow goodness! I also stamped and colored a couple other images including the pixel heart and a gear to be made into balloons! Then I fussy cut everything out and set it aside to work on the background.

IMG_3060

To create my background I took a piece of 110 lb white card stock and the Cogs and Code stencil and did some embossing with my die machine. Carefully, I arranged the stencil so the cogs would cover one corner at a time and ran it through my die machine using a sandwich that applied enough pressure to press the paper into the stencil and emboss the pattern into it. This is one of my new favorite techniques and I want to do it constantly! It adds such a fun element to a card. I also splattered some gold paint over the panel for some interest.

IMG_3061

I die cut the Birthday die cut from some paper that I had covered with the same gold paint that I splattered over the card panel, and layered it over two other birthday die cuts I’d done. I also heat embossed the ‘overload’ on some black paper and trimmed it down to a strip. Then I put the card together! The robots were added with foam tape, and so were the other elements I had stamped and colored. I attached the sentiment and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card I made for today. I love a rainbow on a card, and these little robots are too cute. Thank you so much for joining me today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Programmed to Party!

Hi, everyone! I’m back today to share a fun card with you all! I tried using transfer gel to foil a stencil for this card, and I have to admit-I love the way it turned out!! Let’s get started!

IMG_2773.jpg

I started the card for today with the stenciling. I used transfer gel over the Love Circuit stencil. After applying a even layer and washing the stencil off, I let the gel dry for about an hour. That’s when I used my Minc to foil the pattern with some copper foil. I love the way this turned out, especially with this circuit image!!

IMG_27761.jpgNext, I did all of my stamping and die cutting. I die cut one of the Stitched Square dies, and die cut the stenciled piece down with one of the Stitched Circle dies. I wanted to make a smaller, square card so I picked sizes that worked for that. I also die cut four of the Party dies to be stacked together, and one of the banners from the Tag Along die set.

IMG_2775f.jpg

I heat embossed a partial sentiment onto the banner after coloring it with one of my Copic markers so that it matched the robot I stamped from the Bots of Love stamp set! I love the cute robots in this set! To add some interest to my stitched square I stamped some of the gears from the set with VersaMark, and added some splatter to it and the stenciled piece.

IMG_2776

To finish the card I put everything together with foam tape and glue, and my card was complete! Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed the card I made, and I will see you again soon with another one!