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Just Fur You

Hello everyone! It’s kind of a bitter sweet post for me today. It’s always fun to be sharing a card I made for Honey Bee, but today marks my last post as a Design Team member! It’s been such a fun term, and I’m so sad to be leaving, but this fall will bring more responsibilities to worry about. I’m so thankful to Melissa for allowing me to work with this awesome group! It was such a fun time.

Alright, alright! Let’s move on to the card! That is why you came here after all. 🙂

I started by cutting down a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock to 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. Then I took my Distress Oxide Ink in the color Work Lipstick and used an mini ink blender to applied it all over the piece of paper. I splattered it with water multiple times to get the bleached look. Then I let it dry. You may recognize the heart piece which was left over from last weeks card. I had stamped the large image from the Zen Bouquet stamp set in VersaMark Ink on some vellum and heat embossed white embossing powder over it. It turned out so lovely I couldn’t toss it. Good thing too, since it was such a great part of this card!

 

Next I stamped one of the cats from Curious Kitties on some more Neenah Solar White paper and colored him in with my Copics. I stuck with gray because I knew it would go great with the pink. I grabbed the sentiment “just fur you’ from the Pawsome Sentiments set and stamped it with some VersaMark ink on a stripe of Kraft cardstock. I trimmed it down with my scissors.

Then I started putting the pieces together! I used a clear dimensional square to adhere the heart, as I wanted some dimension, but didn’t want my adhesive to show. Then I added the cat and sentiment the same way, so that everything was at equal dimensions. I trimmed the bottom corners with a corner rounder and added some white Nuvo Crystal drops for some embellishment.

And that’s it! My last card for Honey Bee. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments, and support as I shared my projects here for the last six months. I appreciate it more than you know! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope I’ll see you again!

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YNS Feature Day

Hello all! I’m back with another card today, which is part of the Your Next Stamp Feature Day!  Today our challenge was to use two or more stamp sets from YNS to create a card or project. Here’s what I came up with!

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I started by cutting down a piece of Neenah Solar White paper and stamping the sweet little image from Splish Splash Fun on the bottom center. I colored it in with my Copic Markers. It was such a fun image to color and could be done in so many color combos!

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Next I grabbed a speech bubble die and cut out the bubble for the kitten. I stamped “you are so sweet on some scrap white paper and heat embossed them. For the black words I stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and used clear embossing powder. For the silver I simply used VersaMark ink and silver powder. I popped the bubble up with foam tape. To give it some definition I added a light outline of blue around the bottom. I added some white gel pen details, and that finished my card!

To enter yourself in a chance to win a stamp set of your choice, head over to the YNS blog and leave a comment! Simple as that 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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YNS Challenge

Good morning, friends! It’s Friday, and I’m so happy it’s the weekend so I can spend time with friends and family! Who’s with me?! Also, there should be lots of time for crafty fun. Speaking of crafty fun, I’ve got a project to share with you for the Your Next Stamp Challenge for this week. There’s a color challenge and a sketch challenge on their blog. You can choose one or the other, or, be very ambitious and do them both! I’ve had a busy week so I chose the color challenge. Here’s the color combo:

And here’s what I came up with!

093 I started by die cutting the Flower Panel Die from some Neenah Solar White cardstock. I added adhesive to the back and quickly attached it to a piece of paper of the same size. I didn’t want any of those little flowers falling out or going missing! Once they were all secured I added Distress Ink color with my mini ink blender. I used Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean. I made sure to let the colors blend a little on the edges so that they were easy on the eye blends. They ended up looking so yummy together!

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Next I spritzed the whole piece with my Distress Sprayer to get that ahhh-mazing spotchy textured look that I love so much with Distress Inks. I dabbed the water up with a paper towel and used my heat tool to dry everything completely. I stamped the word Fabulous from the Whatnot Sentiments Set Ten  in the stitched panel across the card base.

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Next I took part of a sentiment from the Splish Splash Fun set and masked it off so that it only stamped the part of it I wanted. I stamped the ‘you are’ part of the stamp in VersaMark ink on some black cardstock and heat embossed white embossing powder over it. I trimmed the piece down and added it with some foam tape over the word Fabulous.

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The final touch was to add some black Nuvo Crystal Drops to it. And my card was done! I hope you liked my take on this color combo! Be sure to hop on over to the YNS blog and enter your creation for a chance to win some Your Next Stamp goodies! All of the other Design Team’s creations will be up there as well. So if you need some inspiration be sure t check those out as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card for today, and that you’re having a great Friday! Until next time 🙂

 

 

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Congrats

Hi everyone! Welcome back  to Creatively Cass 🙂  I’m wondering…is anyone else the designated card maker in their house?? We’re just coming off of graduation season and heading right into wedding season. My sister asked me if I could make a couple wedding cards for her and I’ve got one of the to share with you today! Let’s take a look!

I started by taking the huge flower cluster from the Zen Bouquet set and stamping it with VersaMark onto some vellum paper. Then I took some white embossing powder to heat over it. I stamped some of the single flowers and leaves in the spots that the cluster didn’t quite reach. Then I die cut a heart from the right side of the piece. I wanted something that your eye would gravitate to. I love the way this looks like lace!

Next I die cut the Congrats dies from black and white paper. I heat embossed the scripty congrats part with gold embossing powder. I glued each of the pieces together with some liquid glue. I glued the vellum to some Kraft cardstock and attached the congrats with some foam tape to make it stand out.

Once everything was attached to the card base I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in the color black. I love the way they add a delicate little something to my cards! And that finished my card for today! I hope you enjoyed it, and that it gave you some ideas for the crazy busy wedding season that’s coming up! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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Your Next Stamp DT Dare

Hello, all! Welcome back for another Design Team Dare for Your Next Stamp! Today’s theme is “Just For You.” The way I interpreted this theme was that I was making a card specifically for one person that was significant to them in some way.

So what I decided to do was make a card for my mom based off of one of her favorite scenes in The Wizard of Oz. I grabbed some YNS products and started creating my card.

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I started with a piece of the Tropical Island Paper Pad. Then I stamped colored and die cut the cat, lion and bear from the Stacked With Fun stamp set and the Box Full of Fun stamp set. I added some stripes to my cat to make him a tiger and colored them all in with my Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I die cut a heart from Neenah Solar White cardstock and ink blended some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto it, adding water splatter to give it a textured look.

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I used the Mini Letters and Numbers stamp set to create my sentiment. I stamped them with VersaMark ink on black cardstock and heat embossed white embossing powder. These letters are little, but they were pretty easy to line up. I cut down the pieces to be small strips and added everything to the patter paper with foam tape. And that finished my card!

I hope you enjoyed my take on the “just for you” theme. Be sure to head over to the YNS blog for a look at the rest of the Design Team’s take on it! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!

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Hello!! Welcome to Creatively Cass! I’m back today to participate in a blog hop for Your Next Stamp to show case the June release. There are so many fun products this month, and this hop shows all the incredible ways you can use them!

One of my personal faves this month is the handyman set that I did a sneak preview for yesterday. I love the fact that you can make some great masculine cards with them, but the little faces make it cute still.

Be sure to read through to see how you can win a $25 gift card to YNS and get the coupon code for the release. Plus don’t miss the rest of the hop!

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My first card uses the new Little Darling Superheroes set. This is such a sweet set, that has two cute little superheroes and tons of great sentiments and scene builders. I paired it with the Sunburst panel. I went with a black and pink color combo and added some of the new Firecracker Sparkly Gumdrops that are part of this release!

096My second card makes use of a few more great products from the new release. I used the For The Boys paper pad for my background. I created a window using the new Stick Frames die. This was the perfect spot to add my little penguin, which came from the Waddles-Bring On The BBQ stamp set! All put together this makes a great Father’s Day card!

June2017SaleBadge All right! Don’t forget to use that coupon code for your purchase! Also, be sure to  leave comments on the blog posts in the hop to enter to win that $25 gift certificate! Click the blue button below to keep moving on the hop 🙂

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you liked my projects. There are a lot more of them in the hop that you definitely need to see. I hope you all have a great rest of your day!
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YNS Preview Day

Good morning! Happy Saturday 🙂 I’m excited to share with you the Your Next Stamp Preview for the June release that I’ve made for today! This release is so fun and there’s really a little something for everyone! Do I say that every month? Well…I mean it! Let’s take a look at my card for the today!

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This card design is so simple, but I love it! It really makes great use of all the images in one set, and gives you a fun coloring page! I stamped everything from the Handyman set on some Bristol Smooth card stock with a waterproof ink. Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color everything in. It was a little time consuming, but I loved it! It’s great for a little stress relief, or to do in front of the tv while you wind down from your day. With summer being nearly here, I’m itching to find a sunny spot outside to do projects like this!

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Once everything was colored I splattered some water over it to get the textured, splotchy look that I love so much. It also hides any mistakes you may have made perfectly. I stamped my sentiment with some VersaFine Onxy Black ink and heat embossed clear embossing powder over it. I wanted it to stand out a bit from the rest of the card front.

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I finished my card by adding some of the new Tropical Paradise Gumdrops…omg I love these! They were perfect little accents here, but I just want to hoard these! They’re so pretty. 🙂

And that’s it for my preview! I hope you enjoyed today’s card. There are a lot more previews on the YNS blog-Plus tonight we have a blog hop to celebrate the new June release. So be sure to come back to see all the goodies and projects we made with them! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again (very) soon with another card! 0