Sometimes It’s Ok…

Hey, everyone and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I feel like the weekends go way too fast. It was just Friday a second ago wasn’t it?! One good thing about Mondays is that I get to share another Penguin Palace card with you all! And today’s card is so fun. Let’s jump in.


Today’s card is an interactive peek a boo card. The picture you see in the circle window changes as the recipient opens the card! How fun is that?! I watched how to do this technique from the amazing Jennifer McGuire, and I’ll link *here* if you’d like to see her video on the specifics of how to put it together. I followed her easy tutorial and came up with this fun card! On the front panel here I did some white heat embossing and colored the mermaid from Penguin Palace’s Pretty Mermaid Planner set with the mermaid on the treadmill.


When the recipient opens the card they see this message and the relaxing mermaid from the Take A Break stamp set. How fun is that?? This is perfect for someone who is always on the go or has a lot of things to juggle. We can all use a reminder to slow down every now and then, right?!


I really loved putting this card together, and I highly encourage you to try your hand at it as well! I spent a good five minutes just flipping the picture back and forth to see the change. Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my card! I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to head over to Penguin Palace to see all the awesome stamps and crafty products they sell! I’ll see you all again soon with another card 🙂

Your Next Stamp

Welcome back! I’m stopping in today to share my card for Your Next Stamp’s Friday Fun challenge 101. Today we’re creating cards around the theme “let’s play.” The idea is to make an interactive card in some way. I love interactive cards, but I’m not always the best at making them. Today’s card wasn’t too difficult though!


I started the card by die cutting the Photo Booth Polaroid die from a card front. I did a partial die cut so that the outside edge was not cut, and instead created a flap for my interactive aspect.  I also die cut the polaroid from some blue paper and adhered them over the die cut ones on the card front.


Then on another card panel I stamped the cute lambs from Fleece Navidad to create a little scene. I had to make sure to mask them off so that I could layer them to fit within the small area. I colored them all in with my Copic markers, and ink blended a snowy hill in the background for them to be standing on.


When the card is closed I tied it with a piece of cord so that it stayed closed, but here you can see it open so that the whole scene is visible. To give the background of the top layer some interest I stamped snowflakes from Holiday Reindeers to fill in the white. It’s hard to see in the picture but looks soft and pretty in real life.

And that’s my card for today! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and get all the inspiration from the rest of the design team! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

Penguin Palace: Sweet Ride

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share the card I made for you today for a couple reasons. The first is that I have some fun news. I’m so happy to say I’m joining the brand new stamp company, Penguin Palace, as a design team member! Penguin Palace has some really sweet and funny stamps with coordinating dies as well as some specialty paper. The site is going live today, and their products will be available for purchase November 11th.

Grand Opening Banner_square-01.pngYou don’t want to miss this grand opening! It’s going to be great! And today I get to share one of the cards I made with their first ever release.

IMG_2348I’ve been really into interactive cards lately, so I knew I wanted to have some fun with this card. I decided to make a card that, when the recipient opens it, would be able to stand up on it’s own. I started by creating this cute scene with the car from Sweet Ride. I made it look like this cute couple was going for a drive on a bright and sunny day. To make it look like they were sitting in the car, I masked off the card and stamped the two people over top. You can see to the left of the card that I saved the mask I created for future use. I saw Sharon do this on the PP Instagram page, and knew I had to give it a try. Then I fussy cut the whole thing out. To create the background for them I used a sunburst die trimmed down to fit behind a scalloped rectangle die that I have.

IMG_2351I did a partial die cut of the scalloped rectangle so that half of it would pop up when folded. I also trimmed down a piece of light blue cardstock which I made into pattern paper by stamping a sun from another Penguin Palace set with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder. To fill in the open areas I added dots with my white gel pen. This was adhered around the scalloped rectangle.

IMG_2352 For my sentiment I also heat embossed one of the sayings from the set on some black card stock with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down and adhered it to the card with foam tape for a little dimension.


To make sure that the card would stay in place when it was open, I stamped out another sun and die cut about 4-5 suns with the coordinating die. They were all adhered with some glue and stuck down to the inside of the card right where I wanted the card to stand when open.


And that’s it for my card today! Be sure to head over to Penguin Palance and check out all the new goodies that will be available on November 11th! There are so many cute sets-you’ll want grab them all up! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

Let’s Paw-ty

Hi all! I’m running behind today, and am a little late to share my card for Your Next Stamp’s June Feature Day! Today the theme was Animal Antics and I was really excited to play along since Your Next Stamp’s animal sets are among my most favorite.


I started by die cutting a bunch of the pieces from the Confetti Die for a shaker card. I die cut from a piece of card stock that I had practiced some alcohol inks on. It was nice and bright and perfect for this use, even if I hadn’t been able to make it a card before! Then I used the Stitched Circle Frame Die to create the shaker window for my card. This circle frame is nice and wide and makes it so easy to make a shaker with!


Next I stamped two of the cute animals in presents by doing some masking so they could sit right next to each other. This meant I had to fussy cut them out (which I totally don’t mind doing!). They were adhered to the shaker window and any parts that hung over it were popped up with double foam tape so they don’t sag in the mail.


My sentiment was heat embossed on a small strip of black card stock with white embossing powder and it too was popped up with some foam tape. And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed. Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out the fun prize you could win! Have a great Saturday, and I’ll see you again with another card soon 🙂

It’s Time to Shellabrate!

It’s time to Shellabrate!  We’re getting closer and closer to release day for the new Heffy products, and we’re so excited for you crafty peeps to get your hands on these cute new goodies. I’m popping in today to remind you that if you pre-order and spend over 30 pounds, you’ll get the cute Shellabrate stamp set! (Spend over 45, and get the dies too). 

So, it’s only fitting that because I’m reminding you about the set, that I made a card using the cute little turtle. Today, I’ve got a cute interactive card that makes use of a couple new stamps, actually. Here’s a look at my project.

I started today’s card by die cutting a balloon out of a piece of 110lb A2 size cardstock. Then I masked off stripes on the piece and ink blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink over the paper. I spritzed it with my Distress Sprayer and carefully took off the pieces of washi tape I used for the masking. This is exactly the same technique as when I make the Hello Squeekheart card last month. Next I took my card base and ink blended the same color over where the balloon was, so that you would see blue through the balloon cut out, and added some Blueprint Sketch to the edges.

I used my gold embossing powder and VersaMark ink to heat emboss my sentiment on the front of the balloon, and then stamped little pieces from Interactively Yours to show where the card opened. Then I scored the balloon and added adhesive to the fold so that it would fold upwards. I adhered the panel to the card base and the balloon to it as well. Then I stamped the turtle and some party images from Party Palooza for the turtle. They were all cut out with the coordinating die cuts.

I stamped “it’s your birthday inside the pop up with VersaMark and heat embossed white embossing powder over. I did the same with the little heart from the set so that it looked like bubbles. Then I added the turtle to the card with some tape runner along with his accessories.

To finish it off I added some little white gel pen dots to the water and some shimmer pen to the hearts. And that’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed the card I created. What items have you pre-ordered already? Or what’s on your wishlist?

Have a great day, crafty friends! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Hello Honey

Hello Heffy Doodle friends! It’s Cassie back again with a card to share with you all 🙂 Today I made a cute shaker card using some Heffy Doodle dies and stamps. I went with one of my fave color combos which features yellow and blue, and got to use some fun products along the way. Here’s a look at my card!

This was one of those cards that started out with a completely different design and morphed int the card you see here. I started by making the cute shaker by cutting two pieces of white 110 lb card stock and die cutting them both with the fun bubbly shape from Clover Frames die set. I added a piece of clear acetate that you can emboss on to each piece and embossed the ‘hello’ from Honey Bunny Boo on one. Like I mentioned, the design for this card changed quite a bit from start to finish, so had I known this was the way it was going to end up I would have only done one die cut piece with the acetate, but alas! Plans change 🙂 I added a mix of yellow and clear sequins to the middle and sandwiched them together with some adhesive around the edges.

I die cut two of the Honey word dies from 110 lb paper and used my ink blender and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink to create an ombre look on one before gluing them together to be adhered below ‘hello.’ I took my card base and ink blended some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide over the back, spritzing it with water to get some water spots. Once that was completely dry, I adhered the shaker in the center of the card.

I stamped out the bear from Beary Big Heart and the honey pot from  Unbearable Without You and colored them in with my Copic Markers. Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card. To finish it off I added a couple Nuvo Crystal Drops, and my card was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the card I have for today. How often do you start a card with one design in mind, and finish with a completely different design? I can’t be the only one! 🙂 I hope you all have a great rest of your day. I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Heffy Doodle Blog Hop!


Hello, everyone! Welcome to the Heffy Doodle blog hop! We’ve got so many great projects to share today and, of course, there is a great prize of a gift certificate to the shop! Hop along with us and leave some comments to enter. Alright…let’s get to my card!



If I haven’t said it before (although I’m pretty sure I have!) I love the new release! There’s so much you can do with it, and it all works so well together! I started out by die cutting the white panel, and the smaller framed piece from the Clover Frames Dies.  I ink blended the inner part of the framed die piece so that it looked like the sky and grass. For the border, I ink blended some Fossilized Amber over it. On an A2 sized panel I also ink blended some of the Fossilized Amber so that it would make the scalloped corner die pop.


I also die cut the pop up window from the Clover Frames dies. I love all the interactive pieces in this die set. I adhered the scalloped corner die down to the A2 size panel making sure that the area above the pop up window was not glued down at all, so I could stick in a little surprise for the recipient! To make it crystal clear for who ever gets this cutie, I stamped “I have a surprise inside” and an arrow from the Interactively Yours stamp set. I also grabbed the sentiment from Honey Bunny Boo ” you’re eggstra special to me” and heat embossed it onto a shorten Stitched Strips of Ease.


To create my scene I stamped the cute little chickie, shell and hearts from Eggcellent News and colored them in with my Copics. I also stamped a word bubble with the sentiment “I think you’re great” inside it from the Whatcha Sayin’ stamp set. I die cut them all out using the coordinating dies-which makes things so easy! Then all I had to do was put things together!


I added everything on to my card base and used foam tape for some dimension. When all was said and done I love the interactive quality to it, and the bright fun colors! I hope you did too! Below are the links to all the other blogs to hop to! Remember to leave comments along the way to enter yourself to win that gift certificate. What’s your favorite new product from the release?? Have you seen anything so far that’s inspired you?

Heffy Doodle

Crystal Thompson

Carissa Wiley

Kelly Martin

Justine Hovey

Heather Hoffman

Cassie Tezak <—You are here!

Kelly Griglione

Maria Rudolph

Ali Farmer

Amy Kolling

Jessica McAfee Mercer

Tallie Clewley

Alexandra Stapleton

Dennice Watts

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Olga Moss

Lesley Oman


Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great rest of the hop!

I’ve Got a Monster Crush On You

Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today with a card for Your Next Stamp’s Design Team Dare. Today we were challenged to make a project that was inspired by the theme “share the love.” And how could I not use the cute new Silly Love Monster set for this project??


I started by making a Distress Oxide background with the colors Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick. I splattered the paper with clean water to get a more textured and bleached look. I die cut a speech bubble from the Talk Bubbles and Arrows die set from the distressed panel to make a mini shaker. Then I stamped the monster and colored him with my Copics. I trimmed him out and put my shaker together.


I trimmed down a piece of white card stock to stamp my sentiment on, and ground the monster. I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder and popped the little cutie on with foam tape. To finish off the card I die cut a heart from the Scripty Love die set and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder to match.

And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed this card based on the theme “share the love!” Have you started making any Valentines yet? I feel like I’m already behind, even though Valentine’s Day is only a month away. Have a great day, and I’ll see you again with another card!

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello, everyone! And happy Monday! The countdown is on to getting your holiday cards out, and I’m sad to say I haven’t sent mine yet! I’ve been so busy making them, that I haven’t even thought of sending one, which is silly since that’s the whole point of making them. So today I’m making it a priority to make a list of who I’m sending to, and hand selecting the cards for them. It will be a nice way to destress during this busy week.

So, on that note, I’ve got another holiday card to share with you today! Today’s card is a slider card I made using the Lawn Fawn slider dies. I thought the cute little images from Heffy Doodle would pair perfectly, not to mention the amazing Interactively Yours stamp set that is a must have for any interactive card! Here’s a look at the card I came up with.

If you were here for my post last week, you’ll notice I’m still on my polar bear kick that Jessica got me started on! Today’s bear came from the Unbearable Without You stamp set. I stamped him, and the candy cane and cup from Elfish Antics on some Neenah Solar White card stock. I colored each in with my Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I die cut out all the pieces from the slider die set.

I stamped the cute little snowflakes (another favorite of mine from Heffy Doodle) all over the piece that was going to actally be sliding. For this I used two pieces of vellum adhered together, so that you could somewhat see through, but the bear would still be a little bit of a surprise. I stamped the snowflakes in VersaMark, and heat embossed white embossing powder over top. I also stamped the sentiments from Elfing Christmas Words with VersaMark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder on the frame part of the slider. “Sending you” was stamped on black paper and trimmed down to be popped up above the “warm winter wishes.”

On the piece of paper that would be the background of the bear I did some ink blending with a curved piece of paper I had die cut. I used Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink with a very light hand. I wanted it to look like there were hills of snow in the background. Then I stamped more snowflakes withmy Salty Ocean Distress Oxide over the hills.

I adhered the whole slider together and stamped the “pull me” from Interactively Yours on the pull tab so my recipient would know just what to do whent they received it. I stamped a chevron pattern on the front of a small note card for a bit more interest to adhere my slider on to.

After that I added some Glossy Accents to the candy cane, cup and the bears nose and eyes. Then my card was finished! I think someone will really love this unique, interactive card when they receive it this holiday season.

Alright, moment of truth. Have you sent out your holiday cards yet? If not, is it on your to-do list this week like me?

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the card I made, and that it inspired you to make an interactive card as well. I’m always overthinking interactive cards, but this was easy to put togehter. I hope you all have a great start to your week! I’ll see you again soon with another card!


YNS 12 Days of Christmas–Day 5!

Hi, all! Welcome back to a very special blog post. Today I’m sharing my project for the Your Next Stamp 12 Days of Christmas series. I’m your designer for Day 5. Now, nine times out of ten you will see a card for my design team projects, but today I wanted to go a little above and beyond my norm and make a really fun holiday advent calendar to kick off the season. Here’s a look!

002I used a standard box die to make each day’s compartment. I die cut out twenty-five boxes and put them together in preparation for this. At the top edge of the box opening I stamped the snowy layer that is on each of the trains in the Santa Express Train Carts set using some simple masking. I used VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white embossing powder over top.

The numbers were die cut using The Bold Numbers Dies, and I used mostly some gold glitter paper for them, except for the 25th which was done in the same dark gray as some of the boxes. I highlighted the numbers by putting the smallest of the Wavy Circle Dies cut out of white paper behind them.



These cute little boxes are just big enough to hold little treats and goodies. Another awesome idea is to add some holiday bucket list “to dos” in some of the boxes. Some of the things going on my holiday bucket list are: bake cookies, watch Elf, decorate the tree, and taking some holiday photos, but you can put whatever it is you like to do at the holidays!


Next I grabbed a bunch of different stamp sets that I knew I wanted to incorporate into this cute little train scene at the top of my calendar, and stamped them on Neenah Solar White card stock. I stamped them in Black Olive ink because I was going to be using my Copics. I used the sets: Santa Express, Santa Express Train Carts, Birdie Banner and Plan the Holidays. All of these pieces were colored in and cut out.


To make the trains stay popped up I cut little strips and bent them in half, attaching one half to the box tops and the other to the train wheels. It creats a pop up kind of look. For those pieces that look like they are kind of floating I cut strips of acetate to make it look like the birds were flying above the carts. I’ve seen a lot of people do this on those shadow box projects, and I really wanted to give it a go! I love the effect that it gives.

To finish off the card I added some shimmer pen and Glossy Accents, because I love both to add some extra details to projects.


Here’s a close up look at that golden day! Can you believe it’s almost December?? I can’t! I feel like it should still be October. I had so much fun making something other than a card today, and I hope you enjoyed it too! What kinds of things would you put in an advent calendar if you had one? I think my family can expect some fun treats this season 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! I will see you again soon with another card!