I Miss Our Chats

Hi, everybody! How have you all been? I feel like things are finally starting to slow down for a little bit. Life seems, dare I say it, calm at the moment! Which is awesome because that means I get more crafty time than usual. That’s actually exactly the case for today’s post. I got to do a little more extensive of a project and work with more of my fave products from the newest Heffy Doodle release. Today I have a card and bookmark set to share with you. Let’s jump right in!

I started today’s projects by ink blending some light blue dye ink onto a card base and two die cut tags. I focused the color on the edges, letting it get lighter in the center and create an ombre. It’s hard to see in the photos, especially with the elements over it, but it looks awesome in real life! Then I took the UnbeLEAFable Heffy Doodle Stencil and secured it over the blended paper. I had to do them separately, as they were just a tad too big to fit under the stencil together. I used some white embossing paste, mixed with my Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink and spread the paste over the stencil. I learned quickly to go the same direction as the stems for the best results. It’s a very delicate stencil, and knowing which direction to move helps a lot! I let those dry over night and started working on the other aspects of the card and bookmark.

I stamped, colored and die cut some of the images from the Wingman stamp set. I used two of the birds, the stand and the little heart bubbles. For the card I die cut a stitched circle and adhered the bird and his stand to it, popping the little heart bubble up with foam tape.  This is going to a friend that recently moved, so I heat embossed the sentiment ‘I miss our chats’ onto black card stock with white embossing powder and trimmed it down so it could be added with foam tape as well.

 

For my bookmark I die cut two stitched tags. The front one I did the stencil on and added one of the colored birds with a heart bubble. Since this is going to be a bookmark I didn’t want to add an dimension and everything was adhered directly to the tag with my tape runner. The back has the same light blue die ink ink blended over it, and a heat embossed sentiment from the Wingman set. I used a strong adhesive to secure the top of the tags together, so that the decorated sides faced outward. The tape only goes about 1/8 of an inch below the tag hole. That way you can sandwich the page you’re on with the tag. Both tags have magnetic stripes on the inner bottom half to make it a really secure bookmark! There’s nothing I hate more than losing my spot and accidentally reading something that’s ahead of where I am! 🙂

And that’s it for my projects today! Bookmarks are one of my favorite things to make, other than cards, and I think I need to start making more of them! How about you? What’s your favorite non-card thing to create?? I hope you enjoyed the projects for today, and that you’ll try making your own bookmarks. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Heffy Doodle Blog Hop!

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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!

 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

Your Next Stamp Preview Day!

It’s preview day for Your Next Stamp, which means that the new release is literally hours away! So to celebrate-and give you a little preview-we’ve got projects to share with you! I’m getting so excited for all these spring themed sets, and this release has some great ones!

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How cute is this!?!? I just love this little egg carton and the cute little pieces you can put in it. There is so many different characters you can put into the carton, and the sentiments are great for year round cards.

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And, a bonus sneak peek, is the stitched Window Panel die! This is going to be a staple in my die collection. I can already tell!

I hope you’re getting excited for the new release! I know I’m excited to share more projects with you! Later today we’ll have a blog hop to kick off the new release, so I hope you’ll stop back to see more Your Next Stamp goodness!

Welcome Baby

Hello, everyone! I’ve been a little quiet around here lately, as life has been crazy, but today I’m back with another Heffy Doodle card!

There are a lot of people in my life who are starting or growing their families lately, and I wanted to use the new release products to create a cute baby card. It’s so easy with the sweet images and dies to do just that. Here’s a look at my card.

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This simple card would be so easy to mass produce, and you could change the colors depending on who you were giving it to! I’m thinking I might head back to the craft room and make a small batch of these in different colors so that I can have them on hand for the future! I started by die cutting the Baby die from some 110 lb card stock. I made sure to save the little inner pieces of the word so that I could add them back later. Then I took my card base and ink blended some Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick in the area that would be shown through the die cut word. I wanted it to look ombre, with darker more concentrated color at the bottom fading to lighter color at the top.

Next, I stamped and colored in two of the adorable bunnies from Honey Bunny Boo and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I also did some the carrots from the set. I love that the bigger bunny’s arm is cut out with it’s matching die so that I could tuck the carrot into his paw. You’ll find a lot of these kind of features with the different sets from release three! It really enhances the possibilities for creating! I die cut a grass strip and ink blended Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron onto it. That is my favorite color combo when I’m doing a grassy border. I adhered the grass and bunnies to the bottom of the card.

Finally, I stamped ‘welcome from the Eggcellent News stamp set just above the baby die with Versamark ink, and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it. That finished off my sentiment! I adhered the whole card panel to the card base and made sure to add in those inner parts of the word with some liquid glue.

That’s it for today’s card! I hope you enjoyed it! I’m in a spring mood, even though we have a good couple months before spring will start to show here in Minnesota. But I guess for now these sweet bunnies will have to do 🙂 Do you have spring fever yet? Thanks so much for stopping by, and I will see you again soon with another card!

 

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??

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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.

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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!

Your Next Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Hi, crafty friends! Welcome to my portion of the blog hop for Your Next Stamp’s January release! It’s always fun to have a new release to celebrate, but this one is so fun it makes it even more exciting. There are so many fun new products coming out today, and I have just a small portion of projects to share with you of how you could use the new goodies!

One thing I’m especially excited about is the cute new Mini Heart Panel die. It’s so cute and tiny it is going to be perfect for Valentine’s Day cards.

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Isn’t it soo sweet?? And you can use it with so many cute images from the release. Here I paired it with the cute little bear and hearts from the new All Aboard Love Train and a train cart from All Aboard Train Carts for him to sit in. There are so many cute things you can do with this die, and this is just one of the many! The other nice thing about it is that you don’t need to only use it for Valentine’s Day. It would be perfect for weddings, birthdays and so many other occasions.

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Alright, next I’m sharing the sweet Beary Sweet set. This cute little panda bear is blowing bubbles, and I’m all for it! He’s soooo cute! And the other bears in the set are just as cute.

Normally we only have two projects to share with you on release day for the blog hop, but there’s one more product that I can’t go without mentioning. The new Cat Bookmark die and add ons are too sweet. They can be used as bookmarks or on cards and projects.

Aren’t they so fun?! When I saw them I knew I was going to be making bookmarks for everyone! But I also wanted to show how you could use them on a card.

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How cute would something like this be to give as a birthday card with removable adhesive so the person you send it to could save the bunny as a bookmark? The possibilities are endless here! I can’t wait to keep playing with these dies.

And that’s it for my projects today! I hope you liked them. Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for a YNS gift certificate on all the blog hop stops. You can get to the next stop by clicking the blue box below:

There’s also a coupon code for you to use on your new release order today! Don’t forget to enter it before checking out!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the projects I had to share, and that you might get some inspiration from them. I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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!

Digital Stamps from Le Petite

Good morning, crafty friends! I’ve got a blog post I’ve been meaning to get up for a while now, but life has been so crazy busy! Can anyone relate? 🙂 I wanted to share the cards I made with my Le Petite digital stamps. I won’t go into too much detail about how they were made, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask!

I wanted to keep the cards themselves pretty simple since the images were so big and took up so much of the card. The nice thing about digital stamps is that you can choose how big your image is. For example, the card I made for Butterfly Reflections Ink of Christmas Eve was the same illustrator, and the images were very small compaired to mine today. Let’s take a look!

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I love that there is so much detail to these images. It makes them so interesting to look at. This bear with his sweater and scarf is too sweet.

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This penguin has to be one of my absolute favorites. It’s so sweet with the lights all wrapped around it. The nice thing about these sets is that you usually get about 4-6 images and they’re all unique and fun, but the price point is a lot lower than if you were to buy an actual stamp set.

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For this card I did an alcohol ink background again, and a heat embossed sentiment. This bear looks so cozy in her scarf! I just love it!

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I hope you enjoyed these cards I had to share today! Which image is your favorite? Mine is still that penguin wrapped in lights. If you haven’t checked out the Le Petite Etsy shop you need to! And if digital stamps aren’t your thing Pink and Main has stamps with Le Petite’s illustrations! It’s the best of both worlds.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Oh Happy Day!

Hi, everyone! I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday, and for those of you waiting for Santa, I hope he treats you well! I’m back to share a fun holiday card with you. The card for today could be used for a lot of wintery occasions, but I had a birthday in mind when I put it together.

As you can see I made some cute little penguins into some balloons! I started by die cutting the Stitched Cloud Backdrops die from Lawn Fawn from some 120 lb Neenah Solar White card stock. I wanted my card to be nice and sturdy. I used the gold paint from my Gansai Tambi water color set to splatter some paint over the clouds. I wanted to tie in the gold that I was going to bring in later, and this added a little interest to the otherwise blank sky.

Then I stamped the cutest little penguin from the Pink and Main set Warm Hug. These little guys are too cute for words. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers in some cute rainbow colors. Then I fussy cut them out with some sharp detail scissors like these. For the headband I used my craft knife to cut out the middle. If I had though of it sooner I might have cut it off entirely and used some thin wire instead, which would have been an adorable touch.

Once they were all trimmed out I grabbed my gold thread and taped it to the back of each of them, leaving a tail. I wrapped the tail around the bottom of the card and tapped it so that they strings were tight. The penguins were popped up with foam tape to add some dimension.

Finally, to add my sentiment, I grabbed my Mini Misti and the Lawn Fawn set Hello Sunshine. I love this set and don’t get to use it often enough! I lined it up where I wanted, and used my Misti to double stamp it with VersaMark ink. Then I heat embossed some pretty gold embossing powder over top. The pictures never do it justice, but it is stunning!

And that’s it for my card! I did add a couple white gel pen accents with my white Gelly Roll pen, but otherwise it was finished after I adhered it to my card base. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you’re all having a nice Sunday, and a happy holiday season!