Valentine’s Mini Series Day 5 & 6

Hi, everyone! I’m back to share days 5 & 6 of my Valentine’s Day mini series! I can’t believe how fast February has flown so far! I wasn’t planning on combining these days, but there’s not much time left until Valentine’s Day, so I figured I should get these cards posted!! 🙂 Let’s take a look at today’s projects…IMG_2641

I created this card by doing some stenciling on kraft cardstock to gets some dreamy white lines using the Heffy Doodle stencil Barber Shop stencil. Then I stamped and colored some of the cuties from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Love You a Latte.

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Adding all of these elements along with a blue stitched heart to a card base completed this card! I think this is a great non traditional valentine, but could also be used for so many occasions!

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For my next card I went really simple and stamped out some images from the Let’s Roll stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I trimmed them out and put them on a simple background that I had die cut with the Starburst Trio die from Your Next Stamp. I used Honey Bee’s alpha stamp set to create my own sentiment for this card.

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And that’s it for day 5 & 6 of the Valentine’s Day series! I hope you enjoyed these cards for today. I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is on Thursday! I’m really not ready. Hope you all have a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

You Are Super Sweet

Hi, everyone! Today I’m sharing a card that I made for Your Next Stamp’s newest challenge. The new challenge is to use a die cut in some way on your card. I was able to use a few of my favorite dies for my project! Let’s take a look.IMG_2812

I started by die cutting the Floating Heart Panel Die from some white card stock. Then I ink blended Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers over it, fading the colors towards the top. I also splattered some worn lipstick and Peacock Feathers over the panel. Then I adhered it to a card base.

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Next I die cut the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle and masked off the bottom so that I could stamp the bear from Beary Special on it. I colored the edges and bear with my Copic markers and attached it to the card with foam tape. I also tied some twine to the rectangle to make it look like a frame hanging.

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To finish the card off I die cut the Washi Tape die and heat embossed a sentiment from the Cool Tag Banner Sentiment set. That was also adhered with foam tape and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp blog and see how you can play along with this challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

You Make My Heart Super Happy

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great first week of February. I love getting into this month and prepping all of my Valentine’s Day cards. Today I get to share a card I made for Your Next Stamp’s Valentine Series. The design team is all creating projects for Valentine’s Day! There have been a lot of fun projects already, and I have another one to show you today.

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For this card I really wanted to create a card that had a ton of the cute Your Next Stamp cats and dogs on it. I also really wanted to use some traditional Valentine’s Day colors. I started the card by ink blending Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink onto an A2 size card panel. Using a blender tool I made the color fade to the top in an ombre effect. I love this color, and it turned out so perfect. Next I took the small, solid heart from the new Carnival Food Fun stamp set and stamped it all over the panel. Sometimes I stamped directly on the panel and sometimes I stamped it off before putting it to the paper. This gave a variation of intensities. I also splattered the panel with some water.

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Next I die cut one of the So Many Squares Panel dies. I thought having all of the squares was going to be too busy (I already had a lot going on, and it was only going to get more crowded!) So I cut out the center squares with my scissors. I love that you could do this in a lot of different ways to make the die just what you need! I adhered it straight down to the ink blended panel. Next I stamped and colored a ton of the cats and dogs from COOL Cats, Paw-some Pups, and the Photo Booth stamp sets. I love all these critters separately, but together they are like their own little gang of friends 🙂 I stuck to the same two color combos using a cool gray and light tan Copic combo. I also made any of their collar etc. a bright pink. I trimmed everyone out, and arranged them how I wanted them on the card panel.

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Once everyone was in place and adhered, I just had some finishing touches to add to the card. I heat embossed my sentiment from the Whatnot Sentiments Set Eleven with white embossing powder and ink blended more of the Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide over it to match. That piece was trimmed down and adhered to the card with foam tape. Then, I ran the Floating Heart Panel Die through my die machine and used some of the hearts to add to my background. I put them all over and used them to fill in any places that I thought were bare. I also did this with gumdrops from the Sugar Rush Sparkly gumdrops set and the Watermelon Part Sparkly gumdrops set.

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To add just a little more detail, I drew in some white gel pen accents and then my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed this card I created for the Your Next Stamp Valentine’s Series! Be sure to keep an eye out for more projects from the rest of the design team 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Flurries of Happiness

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m sharing a cute card I made for Your Next Stamp’s newest challenge. The theme for the new challenge is “winter colors.” When I think of winter colors, for some reason I always think of blue. So that’s what I went with today! Here’s a look at my card. IMG_2720.jpg

I started the card by stamping and coloring the cute snow family from the Flurry of Happiness stamp set. When they were all colored, I die cut them with the coordinating dies and stuck them on one of the Cool Tag Four die cut tags that I had ink blended some Tumbled Glass on.

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For the background I ink blended Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides. Once I was happy with the blend I spritzed it with water, used a towel to dry it off, and splatter it with white paint. I wanted it to look like a snow storm! For my sentiment I heat embossed a sentiment from the set onto a Washi Tape die and adhered everything to the card panel! And that was it for this card! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and get all the details on how you can play along with us! Plus, check out the rest of the teams projects and get inspired 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again with another card soon!

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great start to your weekend! I’m back today to share a card that I made for the Your Next Stamp challenge #105. Today’s challenge theme was “let’s see smiles.” Isn’t that a fun theme to create around?? Here’s what I came up with..

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I created a Distress Oxide ink background by blending Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries over the surface of an A2 size card panel. Then I took a stripe stencil and laid it on top of the inked piece, and sprayed my water bottle over it. I love how this added some distressed looking stripes. I also splattered Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany and an opaque white paint over it for texture. I due cut one of the So Many Squares dies from white card stock and adhered it over the top of my distressed panel.

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Next I stamped out the cute food from Carnival Food Fun, and colored them in with my Copic markers. They were die cut using the coordinating dies, and I popped them on with adhesive, only using foam tape on the popcorn. When I stamped out the glasses I wanted them to be those 3D glasses that you used to get back in the day, so I colored one lens red and one blue! I think these goofy little characters would make anyone smile!

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To finish off the card I heat embossed the sentiment from the set on some black paper and trimmed it down. I also used foam tape to adhere this to the card. And then my card was complete! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see the rest of the team’s cards and inspiration. Don’t forget to leave a comment over there to enter yourself for a chance to win a prize! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again with another card soon!

 

Your Next Stamp January Blog Hop!

Hi, and happy release day everyone! The January release is now available for Your Next Stamp and you won’t want to miss it! We’re celebrating with a blog hop today, so be sure to read on and find out how you can be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the YNS store! Let’s jump right in to my card for today!

IMG_25701When I saw the Carnival Food Fun stamp set I knew I had to color it in. Especially that piece of pizza! YUMMMM! I created a really simple card design using that image and all of the cute little faces from the set, by stamping them in the Black Olive ink from YNS. I used that ink because it’s perfect for Copic markers and won’t bleed.

I colored all the pieces of pizzas in and filled in the background with another Copic marker. I splattered the whole panel with white paint, and heat embossed the cheeky sentiment on some black card stock. Then I die cut it with the Washi Tape Die. I added it to the card panel with foam tape. To finish the card I used one of my other favorites from the release. I die cut the Floating Heart Panel die from white card stock and colored some hearts with a dark gray marker. I glued them to the card and added Glossy Accents to them to make them pop.


And that finished my card for the hop! If you want to be entered for a chance to win the $25 gift card to the Your Next Stamp be sure to leave a comment and keep hopping and leaving comments by clicking the blue button below:

And don’t forget to use the coupon code when you’re ordering the new release! You’ll get 20% off your order!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked my card and that you’re having fun on the hop! Be sure to leave a comment, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Your Next Stamp Preview

Happy New Year! I hope you’re all having a great start to the new year 🙂 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 Challenge 104

Hi, friends! I’m back today with a card for Your Next Stamp’s final challenge of the year. For this challenge the theme is “anything goes.” I decided to take one of the cards I made towards the end of the year last year and recreate it. Here’s a look at the new card.

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I started the card for today by doing a whole lotta ink blending 🙂 I grabbed a piece of 110 lb card stock that was cut down to A2 size and picked my colors. Last year I used Distress Inks, but for today’s card I changed to Distress Oxide Inks. I love both inks, but the blend on the Distress Oxides is amazing. I started with Chipped Sapphire, and worked through Seedless Preserves, a little Picked Raspberry and Scattered Straw. Once that was all blended I splattered water and white paint over it. (Making sure it was dry between layer). Finally, I used the Scripty Love Die Set hearts to die cut a pattern out of this piece. You may have noticed from yesterday’s card that I used some of these hearts on that project!

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Next, to finish off the background, I die cut one of the small 3×3 Snowflake Panel Die and used the snowflakes from it to adhere around the panel. I made sure to have some go over the card edges and trimmed them so that it looked continuous. I stamped the sentiment ‘warm wishes’ from the Sweet and Fun Holiday in VersaMark ink on black cardstock, and heat embossed white embossing powder over it.

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I stamped out one of the adorable bird houses from Home for the Holidays set and colored it in with Copics and die cut it. It was popped up with foam tape after I attached a string of gold thread to the house and taped it behind the background panel. I just love those little birdies decorating their house 🙂 Here’s a look at both last year’s card and the one for today.
016fIMG_2505And that’s my card for today! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see the rest of the teams projects as well as to find out how you can play along with us and even win a prize! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will see you again soon with another card!

12 Days of Christmas

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share my project for the 12 days of gifts series that Your Next Stamp is having. There will be lots of fun projects and a prize! To be entered for the prize be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and read all the details!

For my project today I made a card with a built in gift card holder. I know a lot of people are giving gift cards at the holidays-it’s such an easy way to say you care-and this just amps it up a little!

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Today’s card is a fun and interactive card. I created it by making a shaker that looked like a snow globe. I cut a half of an oval from this stitched rectangle piece with the Stitched Ovals die. I only did half, and then trimmed the piece away with my scissors. To create the base I die cut three of the stitched rectangles from the Stitched Stripe Panel die from some brown card stock. I layered them and glued them at the base of the half oval. I also wanted a little snow mound for the gingerbread house to sit on, so I grabbed a scrap of white card stock and die cut a partial circle for that. Once my shaker and snow globe portion was put together and attached to the card base I added some more little touches.

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I die cut the Snowflake Panel die from white card stock and added some glitter paste to make them really sparkle. The were attached to the card with a liquid adhesive. I also added some stickles dots, and heat embossed the sentiment from Holiday Mice. Then, I stamped out the gingerbread image to color with my Copics. The outside of my card was complete and it was time to create the gift card holder!

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To create the gift card holder for the inside, I took one of my pre cut pieces of card stock. I have 4 1/4 by 11 pieces of white card stock on hand for card bases. It was also scored in the middle already, at 5 1/2. I folded it, and trimmed off about 4 inches. Then I used my score board to create a crease 1 1/2 inches from the center fold. I used the Stitched Oval again to die cut a partial oval from the folded piece, making sure not to over lap the second fold. It makes a little more sense when you see the picture!

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Then I added some strong adhesive to the parts that would be touching the card base, and my gift card holder was complete! I just love how when the recipient of this card opens this a gift card will be waiting for them, popped up and pretty!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you enjoyed my gift card creation. This is such a fun way to jazz up a gift card for the holidays. Be sure to stop over at the Your Next Stamp blog and see some more great projects and check back for even more in the coming days! Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Hello, and welcome back! Today I’m sharing a card that I made for Your Next Stamp’s newest challenge. This week’s challenge was to make a card based on a Christmas Carol. I was inspired by Silent Night and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Here’s what I came up with.

IMG_2462I started today’s card by die cutting the Snowfall Panel die from some light blue cardstock. Then I ink blended Faded Jeans and Blueprint Sketch around the edges to give it some depth. I also flicked on some white paint for an even snowier look. There’s something about when it’s snowing that is so soft and quiet. That’s where my Silent Night inspiration came in. I also die cut the Wave Panel die and trimmed out most of the pieces, except the bottom two to create a snow bank. I liked the way this created a border around the card and gave a fun and interesting snowy hill for my reindeer to play on.

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I took the star trio from the Photo Booth Panel die and die cut them from some plain white card stock. I wanted them to pop in the sky so I heat embossed gold embossing powder over them. To make them nice and thick and glossy I did two layers of the embossing powder. I also heat embossed my sentiment from the Holiday Reindeer stamp set on black paper and trimmed it down to be a cute little banner.

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Finally, I stamped the reindeer from the Holiday Reindeers stamp set and colored him in with my Copic markers. I obviously had to make his nose red, since I wanted to go with the Christmas carol theme 🙂 I added some Glossy Accents to his nose and eyes and some white gel pen accents as well. I popped him on the card with a action wobbler so that the recipient can make him wiggle and spin.  And that completed my card!

IMG_2461Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see the rest of the team’s cards and get the details on how to play along with us! This is such a fun and festive challenge that will get you in the holiday spirit 🙂 Because we all know, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to here! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card.