Your Next Stamp Preview

Happy New Year! I hope you’re all having a great start to the new year ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m back today share a card that I made that previews the new release from Your Next Stamp. This new release is so cute, I love it all!

IMG_257533 I used the new Brew-Tiful Day stamp set along with the Peek-a-Boo Heart Door Die set for this cute card. I just love that it has images for coffee and tea in it. There are tons of sets for coffee or tea, but that you get both in this set is awesome!

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I can’t wait for you to see more from this amazing release! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see the rest of the team’s beautiful creations! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Your Next Stamp November Blog Hop

Hey crafty friends! It’s a fun day today because we’re celebrating the November release for Your Next Stamp with a blog hop ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s always a good time! There are coupon codes and prizes to be one, so make sure you read all the details! Today I’m sharing two projects I made using the new release, and I know I say this every month, but these are seriously the cutest products yet!

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I used some of my favorite products from the new release on this card. The Winter Unicorns Rock are such a fun set. There are so many little unicorns that can be used in a lot of different scenes. I also love the Panel Shapes Die set. This set has dies that cut out a shape and leave a stitched border. I love these and think there is so much you could do with them! For this card I created little windows for the unicorns to be seen from.

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I just love the stitched detail for these. Another favorite product of mine this month was the Christmas Wrapping Paper stamp set. This features a large stamp with what looks like a wrapping paper pattern. I knew I wanted to heat emboss this fun stamp as soon as I saw it!

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I heat embossed it over vellum and created a flat shaker card with some large flat glitter and a Distress Oxide background. I pulled some stamps from the cute Sweet and Fun Holiday set to finish the card. I love those little images within the pattern! I think this is another great, versatile product.

If you didn’t catch my card from yesterday’s sneak preview here it is as well!

IMG_24051Another sweet stamp set with adorable images! I am a sucker for those cutesie stamp sets! If you’re hoping to pick up new products from the release be sure to use the coupon code below!

Also, if you want to enter your name for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate from Your Next Stamp be sure to comment on as many of the blogs in the hop! See all of the participants by clicking the blue box below. The winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp blog on October 16!

And that’s it for my part of the hop! I hope you enjoyed my projects. There are a lot of more fun projects to be seen, so don’t stop here! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Spellbinders Clear Stamps

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great Monday. I’m back today to share some projects I made for Spellbinders! I was super pumped when they reached out and asked if I’d like to use some of their new line of clear stamps, and I was even more excited when I saw how cute the stamps were ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve got three cards to share with you using the sets, so let’s jump in!

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For my first card I did some heat embossing and water coloring with the Layered Butterflies stamp set. I used the detailed image in the set and stamped it in VersaMark ink, and then heat embossed white embossing powder over it. Because I did that, when I went to water color the butterflies resisted the paint and are still visible. I love how it turned out! To finish it off I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Words Are Not Enough on black cardstock and trimmed it down. I didn’t use the whole sentiment, so I masked what I didn’t want to use to make sure that it didn’t stamp.

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Next I have a card using more heat embossing, but this time I paired it with stamping and colored pencils.

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For this card I stamped the different layers of the butterflies with different shades of mint/aqua ink. Then for the final, detailed layer, I stamped it with VersaMark and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it. To add a little more shading I used my colored pencils to fill in some of the areas with darker color. I trimmed these images out and got to work on the background.

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I used my Misti to stamp the sentiment “Let Your Dreams” in the same column three times. I used three different shades of gray to make it look as though it was fading. Then, at the bottom I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment in the same gold as the butterflies. For the rest of my card I used the same inks I stamped the butterflies in to ink blend at the bottom of my card. I also used some gold water color paint to splatter around the card. Let’s take a look at the last card!

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For this card I stamped the solid butterflies in rainbow order up the card panel. Then I went over them with the detailed stamp and heat embossed silver embossing powder over them. To add some detail I dotted my white gel pen in the openings. I heat embossed my sentiment and fussy cut it out so I didn’t cover too much of the butterflies. To finish it off I added a couple Nuvo Crystal Drops and that was it!

I hope you enjoyed the cards I made for today! These sets paired so well together, it was fun to use them! If you’re interested in seeing the rest of the release click here!!! There are a lot of adorable sets and some really great sentiment sets. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked my cards, and I’ll see you again with another one soon!

Your Next Stamp September Preview

Welcome back! Today I’m so excited to share with you my preview for the Your Next Stamp September preview. This month we have a really fun release and it’s all available for purchase 9/13. There are so many adorable products coming your way this month, let’s dive right in to my preview!

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I used the cute new Autumn Harvest stamp set with this sweet little scarecrow and the new Grass Tufts die. I’ve been really into my alcohol inks lately, so I made this fall looking background and die cut the new Falling Leaves Panel die from it. I love the way it turned out!

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Isn’t that so fun?? I heat embossed a sentiment from the set onto the Cool Tag Five die and trimmed off the top. There are so many cute images in this set, you’ll swoon over it!

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Well, that’s it for my preview for today! I hope you liked the card I made. Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see the rest of the team’s previews and get a look at all the new products! Like I said, it’s a great release!! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Your Next Stamp Design Team Dare!

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m sharing a card I made for Your Next Stamp’s August Design Team Dare. This month’s theme is celebration. This is a great focus for a card. I decided to make a ‘celebration’ card for a friend who is moving into their first home this coming weekend! I’d say that’s something to celebrate ๐Ÿ˜€

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Is this pup and his house cute or what?? I had this little guy already cut and colored from the newest release, but I hadn’t been able to use him before. But now I had a purpose! I had used my Copics to color him in and the coordinating die to cut him out. I kept this card really simple by creating a banner look with the Stitched Banner Dies cut out of kraft card stock. Those were popped up with foam tape, and had a piece of twine secured to the back.

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To add the sentiment I pulled out the Whatnot Sentiments Four and stamped it oh-so-carefully with my Misti at the bottom of my card panel. I love the simple black and white look here, with the pop of red. The puppy was also added to the banner with foam tape, and then I adhered the panel to a card base completing the card!

I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see all the great inspiration from the rest of the team. There are a lot of great projects to see! Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Your Next Stamp August Blog Hop!

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That’s right! It’s time to celebrate, not only the new release, but Your Next Stamp’s 9th birthday! It’s an exciting time all around ๐Ÿ™‚ There are someย greatย  products being released this month, and I can’t wait to share my faves with you!

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One of the cutest little sets coming out this month is the Tini Sips stamp set. It has cute little images and funny sentiments perfect for sending to your friends. To use the smaller images in the set I created a background with the lemons over a Distress Oxide ink blended background. After doing this I’d love to do it again so you could see the whole panel and all the lemony goodness!

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My next favorite stamp set is the PAWsome Pups stamp set. I combined it with a sweet new panel die called the Confetti Panel. I just love the cuteness of the puppy and the adorable confetti falling around him.

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I used a heart die to ink blend and draw the eye to the puppy. I heat embossed the sentiment on some kraft card stock. I love the simple colors, but the cuteness of it all put together!

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That’s it for my projects today. I hope you enjoyed them! Be sure to keep hopping by clicking the blue button below. Leave comments for a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop, and see the rest of the release and awesome projects!


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And don’t forget the sale going on for their birthday bash! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Your Next Stamp Challenge #95

Good morning, friends! Today I’m sharing a card I made for the newest challenge over at Your Next Stamp. Today I went with the sketch challenge.

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I started by stamping the fence from Coutryside Cuties onto a piece of 110lb white card stock. I also stamped a sentiment onto it to fit the sketch.

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Once I was done coloring I trimmed the paper down so that I could add the side strip. I stamped the Thick Diagonal Stripe with black ink straight onto my card base. Then I adhered the fence stamped piece to the card base.

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And that was my finished card! It was so quick and easy! I love the simplicity of the design. Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see all the great inspiration from the other team members. And while you’re there check out the challenges and give them a try! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again with another card ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I Miss Your Face

Hi, crafty friends! I’m back with a card I made to share with you all ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to make a card using a glitter technique I saw Instagrammer Olga (@olga_moss) use recently. It results in a beautiful look that makes me want to stare at it all day! Let’s get started!

To start my card I ink blended Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide into some Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide. The two colors are so pretty together and give a gorgeous underwater look. I spritzed the paper with water to make some distressed spots, and let it dry completely. This alone would’ve been an awesome background for the sea creatures I wanted to use, but I wanted to take it one step further.

Over the top of my ink blended background I applied double sided tape so that it covered as much as would be shown through my water die cut piece. If you had some Stick-It paper this would work even better, but I was all out! After that I sprinkled on some iridescent star glitter over the top of the tape and then used my finger to make sure everything was laying flat and even, and as much of the tape was covered as possible. I used a piece of scrap paper to lay over the top and really push it in to the tape and secure. There are probably ways in which to further secure it, or make it so that you don’t have any open adhesive, but I didn’t see this as necessary, and left it like this.

Next I stamped out creatures and scene building elements from the Oceans of Love stamp set as well as some word bubbles and sentiments from Whatcha Sayin’. I die cut the the watery shape with bubbles with a Memory Box die and laid the panel over top of my glitter background. Then I started adding the cute sea animals and pieces, which I colored with Copic markers and die cut with coordinating dies. For the shark’s word bubble I did some masking to make sure the sentiment from Ocean’s of Love fit in the bubble!

Once everything was in place, I adhered it down. The turtle, shark, and word bubbles were all adhered with foam tape. To add some finishing touches I added some details with white gel pens, Glossy Accents, and a few clusters of white Nuvo Drops. And that’s it for my card! I hope you enjoyed it. It’s the perfect bright and cheery scene for me on this gloomy, rainy day.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great rest of your week! I’ll see you again soon with another card ๐Ÿ™‚

I Miss Our Chats

Hi, everybody! How have you all been? I feel like things areย finallyย 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 helpsย 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.ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

Christmas in July!

Hi friends! Welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I have a card to share with you that is for Your Next Stamp’s Feature Day. The inspiration for this month’s Feature day is “Christmas in July.” Here’s what I came up with!

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I had fun using my water color markers to color in this cute scene of animals decorating for the holidays! There’s a lot of great inspiration to kick of your holiday card making for the (way in the future!) upcoming season on the Your Next Stamp blog. I’m in denial about how fast summer is going ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the card!