Your Next Stamp Preview

Happy New Year! I hope you’re all having a great start to the new year πŸ™‚ 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!

Oh My Gourd

Today I’m sharing a card that that is super easy to create, and uses the adorable Veggie Patch stamp set!

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Hi, crafty friends! I hope you all had a wonderful week so far. It’s Cassie here, and I’m back to share a fun and easy card with you all! I’m coming off of my holiday crafting and needed a little break from it, so I whipped up this cute veggie thank you. It was so fun to color these sweet vegetables!

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I started today’s card by die cutting the largest of the stitched rectangle dies from the Imperial Stitched Rectangle die set out of some 110 lb, white card stock. I used a Copic friendly card stock and ink. I stamped the veggies from the Veggie Patch stamp set to the left of the card panel, leaving a portion of the panel open for a sentiment. Once They were all stamped, I colored them in with Copic markers and added some white gel pen accents to give them a little more detail.

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Next, I stamped the two hearts from the set with some tan dye ink all over the background. I liked the way this looked, but wanted to fill it in a little more, so I took a Copic marker in a similar color and added dots all over the background as well. An important tip about stamping out a background like this is to make sure some of the hearts look like they’re going behind the vegetables. That way it looks like a continuous pattern! I did this the lazy way, by using a post it note to mask the images as I stamped over them so the ink didn’t go over the portion I had colored in with Copics.

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To finish off the card, I stamped out the sentiment “Oh my gourd” on a piece of the 110 lb white card stock with VersaMark ink. I heat embossed white embossing powder over it, and then I ink blended some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink over it. I did the same with the cute little word bubble from Whatcha Sayin’ Now and die cut them both out. For the sentiment strip I used the Strips of Ease die so that the sentiment was cut perfectly.

 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your day, and for those who are celebrating Christmas that you’re having a lovely Christmas Eve! I’m popping in quickly today to share a card that is quick and simple. It’s perfect for that last minute card you need, and I whipped it together in no time.

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I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle the size of an A2 size card from a piece of Penguin Palace’s Red Carpet card stock. This is a textured, heavy weight card stock that is the perfect red for Christmas cards-and I can’t wait to use it for Valentine’s day! Next I die cut some letters from the center in an arch. I die cut the word ‘merry’ and adhered the red piece of card stock to a card base. I made sure to save the inside pieces of the R’s to adhere as well.

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Next I took the stamp from the Spooky Halloween set that said “eat drink and be spooky” and did some masking so that spooky was cut off and instead it read “merry.” I love being able to use my stamps in a lot of different ways, and this was the perfect mash up!

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To finish it off I stamped and colored one of the sheep from Cuddly Sheep’s Season’s Greetings and fussy cut him out. I popped him onto the card with some foam tape and the card was complete! That’s it for my quick and simple card today! I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ™‚ I hope you’re all have a wonderful holiday season!

Merry and Bright

Today I’m sharing a no color card featuring stencils, dies and some heat embossing!
Hi, crafty friends! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back to share a card with you just in time for Christmas. Today I’m branching out and sharing a card that has no coloring. You heard me right! No. Coloring. This is such an unusual card for me because I always love to color at least one thing on a card, but I had this idea and I had to run with it. I started by die cutting the pine tree from the Forest Builder Dies three times from a piece of A2 size white card stock. I made sure to get the middle one as close to the center as possible, and then evenly spaced another on each side. It’s not perfect, but I honestly don’t think it needs to be! I’m not someone who measures unless absolutely necessary, but if that’s your thing you could definitely go that route to make them even.

Next I masked off sections of the front of a card base so that I could do my stenciling on it and the different colors would only be visible in each tree section. I used the Candy Store stencil with the colors Lucky Clover, Spun Sugar and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks to create the pattern that would be seen through the open die cut areas. I stamped the Merry & Bright sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment Duo set in VersaMark ink and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it. Then I attached the panel to my card base so that it lined up, and those stripes were seen through the die holes.

To finish the card I die cut the trunk from some brown card stock and adhered it to the tree with some liquid adhesive. I added some Glossy Accents to it to give a little interest. I finished the card by adding some colored mini balls that I have from Michaels as ornaments. I used colors that went with the color combo for the stripes, and each tree got a green, pink and red ball. And that is it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it. It was fun to venture outside my comfort zone and make a card with no coloring πŸ™‚ What is outside of your comfort zone that you’d like to give a try? Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a happy holiday season, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi, crafty friends!Β  I’m back to share a non traditional holiday card with you all. Sometimes I get a little sick of the typical holiday color combos, so today I went with pastels and I ended up really liking it! Let’s jump right in.

I started by stamping the two ladies from Right at Home’s Cuppa Friendship stamp set at the bottom of an A2 size card panel. I used my Copic markers to color them in, and added a straight line using my ruler across the bottom to look like they sitting at a table together. I loved coloring these two in! There is a lot of detail you could go into with all the lines in these images, but I kept it somewhat simple, only using a few different colors for each girl. I added detail with my white gel pen to each image. Then I created masks for the two girls and ink blended some Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink that faded towards the top. It’s really subtle, but looks lovely in real life.
Next, I die cut the Sending die from Heffy Doodle from the upper section of the same panel. On my card base I ink blended the Catherine Pooler ink color Icing on the Cake, so that it would show through where I die cut the sending die. I also die cut another sending die and ink blended Over Coffee ink from Catherine Pooler over it. This die cut was adhered offset from the one I die cut from the panel so that the darker brown ink looked like a shadow. Then I added glossy accents to the die cut word to make it pop even more.
To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment from the Heffy Doodle set Elfing Christmas Words on some Vanilla Malt cardstock from Lawn Fawn with gold embossing powder. I adhered it with foam tape and my card was complete! I hope you liked this non traditional holiday card for today. Be sure to head over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop to pick up any of the products you’ve seen on my card and many more! Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy holidays!

 

Merry Christmas

Hi, all! Can you believe we are a week away from Christmas?? I know I’m behind on sending out Christmas cards as well as Christmas shopping. Thankfully we still have a week to get caught up! Today, I’m sharing a card for Penguin Palace stamps that reminds me of one of my favorite holiday movies, The Polar Express. Let’s get started.

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Today’s card features some masking, ink blending and Copic coloring. I started by stamped all the pieces from the stamp set Love Train. I stamped the train tracks repeatedly towards the bottom of an A2 size card panel. Then I stamped the train and train cars on top of it. Next I did some masking and stamped the presents in the last car, as well as the puff of steam. The mountains were stamped last, and then I started working on the sky!

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I used my anti static tool and stamped the snow flakes from Cuddly Sheep’s Season’s Greetings and heat embossed white embossing powder over them. Then I ink blended some Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink in the sky area. I did cut out a small circle mask and place it in the upper right corner for the moon, but I didn’t worry about masking off the mountains, instead I was just careful as I got closer to them. The train and mountains were all colored in with my Copic markers. I used Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink for the moon and later used a couple Copic markers to add some shading to it.

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At the bottom of the card, below the train tracks, I used a sloped stencil and my Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to create snowy hills. Once all of that was done I added some white paint splatters over the enter card to look like snow. This also helps to hide any imperfections you may have. There were some spots where my coloring wasn’t perfect, but this distracts from that!

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To finish I heat embossed the sentiment “Merry Christmas” from the same set I used the snowflakes from on some black card stock and trimmed it down to adhere to the card with foam tape. I also added some white gel pen accents to the train. And that finished my card! I hope you enjoyed the card I made for today! I also hope if you’re scrambling to finish things up this week that you’re able to finish everything you need to! Thanks so much for stopping by today. 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 πŸ™‚ 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. IΒ love both inks, but the blend on the Distress Oxides isΒ 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 πŸ™‚ 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!

Winter Wishes

Hi, everyone! I’m back with a fun and wintery shaker card to share with you. This is one of my favorite cards that I’ve made this season, so I’m really excited to share it with you. I started today’s card by putting together the shaker portion of the card. On an A2 size card panel I used the First Snowfall Stencil to create a snowy hill in the background. In the end it isn’t super noticeable, but I do like the variation between the top and bottom. To create the top portion of the shaker I die cut the largest rectangle from the Imperial Stitched Rectangles from a piece of white cardstock.
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Then I die cut two of the smaller rectangles from the center of the piece. I did the larger one in the center, and then two of the smaller ones on either side. To create the walls of the shaker I did a double layer of foam tape around the perimeter of the card, as well as under the panels between the three rectangles that were cut from the top piece. For shaker bits I used some white puff balls that I found at my local craft store. I thought they looked like snow balls!

Once the shaker was put together I worked on the elements that were layered on top of it. I stamped a bunch of the images from the Wanna Build a Snowman stamp set. This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the last release. Those penguins are SO cute! I colored them all in with my Copic Markers, and fussy cut them out. I also die cut out three of each the Winter and Wishes dies to layer them for the card. I glued all the layers together and colored the top layer with my Copic Markers. This is a great way to make sure that your die cut words match your project perfectly!

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Finally, I adhered everything down to the card and added some white gel pen accents. I also gave these two penguins each a snow ball so that it looked like they were having a friendly little snow ball fight! πŸ™‚ Aren’t they adorable??

IMG_2215g.jpgAnd that was my card for today! I hope you enjoyed it. I have to admit, I wish we had as much snow as the penguins on this card do! They make it look so fun πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

You Are Always In My Heart

It’s time for another Penguin Palace card and, my favorite, some Distres Oxide inks! Today I’m sharing a card I made by doing some ink blending and stamping. I just love how this card turned out. I think it’s so bright and fun and perfect to send to a loved one.
IMG_2488I started today’s card by ink blending some Distress Oxide inks onto an A2 size panel. I started at the top with Chipped Sapphire, then went into Peacock Feathers, and finished with Broken China. I wanted it to look like a night sky, so I added some gold and white flecks for stars.

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I stamped out the cute little hedge hog from Sending Kisses Your Way and colored them in with my Copics. For the hedgehog, I wanted to add some spikes to him, so I took my white gel pen and drew them on in a flicking motion. I love the texture it added! I adhered him to a tag which I had ink blended some Spun Sugar Distress Ink onto. On the top of the tag, I tied some black and white twine.

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That was popped up on the card panel, as was the sentiment from the set that I heat embossed and trimmed down from some black card stock. I had some Distress Oxide ink blended hearts that I had die cut from another project I was working on, and I thought they’d be perfect pops of color to add to this bright card. To finish the card off I stamped the remainder of the sentiment, “even in my SLEEP” in VersaMark ink at the bottom of the card and heat embossed white embossing powder over it.

IMG_2489That’s it for my card today! Do you know someone who could use this reminder? I think I do πŸ™‚ I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day! Be sure to check out this cutie hedgehog stamp set, and many more cute stamps, over at the Penguin Palace Stamp Shop!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again with another card!

Warm Wishes

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards, and today I’m showing you a cute scene card using the Santa’s Village stamp set!

Hi, everyone! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back today to share a cute holiday card that I made using loves of my favorite Heffy Doodle products. I can’t get over how sweet the Santa’s Village stamp set is. I knew I wanted to make a cute little scene for this card, so I stamped out a few of the images from the set and colored them with my Copic markers. They were die cut with the coordinating dies and set aside while I created the rest of the scene.

Next I started working on the background. I die cut the Stargazer Backdrop Die from some light blue paper, adding lots of white dots with my white gel pen for snow. To create the snow banks I traced the First Snow Stencil with a pencil and cut them out with my scissors. Each of those snow banks was also die cut with the Imperial Stitched Rectangle dies so that the stitching matched on the edges. All of those layers were put together with a tape runner. On the actual card base I smooshed my VersaMark ink pad onto it and heat embossed silver embossing powder so that the stars would glitter.

Once all of those pieces were attached I added the little images that I had colored in. For my sentiment I heat embossed a sentiment from the Santa’s Village set with white embossing powder and ink blended some Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink over it. I trimmed that down and adhered it over the Wishes die that I adhered to the card. To create the wishes die I die cut four of the word and glued them all together. I used my Copics, in the same color combo that I used on the trees, and created an ombre look on it.

That was it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it. Who else is in the holiday spirit?! I just love making Christmas cards and watching some Christmas movies πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great rest of your day.