It’s Your Day!

Hello, everyone! Can you believe it’s almost the end of April?! We’ve been getting the typical “April showers” weather and it actually feels like spring at least! This year is already flying πŸ™‚ I’m back today to share a card I made for Penguin Palace. I wanted to make a birthday card for someone that was chalk full of mermaids, and here’s what I came up with.

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I stamped and colored in mermaids from the Take a Break, Get Well Soon, and Let’s Catch Up. Instead of using the coordinating dies, I fussy cut each of the images so that there was no white border when I added them to the background I went on to create.

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I ink blended Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of A2 size paper. Then I adhered all of the mermaids to the panel after splattering it with water and paint and letting it dry. Then I die cut the It’s Your Day die and used the letters to create the sentiment. I used foam tape to adhere them for some dimension.

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To add some fun I added a bunch of Nuvo Crystal Drops to the card in multiple colors and white gel pen details to each of the images. I hope you enjoyed the card for today! I hope you’re having a good week, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Hip Hip Hoo-ray!

Today I’m sharing a cute birthday card highlighting the Hootiful stamp set and some awesome Heffy Doodle dies!

Hello, crafty friends! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back today to share a birthday card I made for someone in my family. I wanted it to create a cute night sky with the scalloped die from the Clover Frames die set, as well as the Stargazer Backdrop die. I started by die cutting the Stargazer die first. Then I die cut the scalloped rectangle from it. By doing that die second I was able to be more precise about where the stars fell around the edge of the rectangle. Once the piece was cut out I was able to ink blend over the piece of card stock. I used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers to create the night sky. I splattered some of each other colors over the panel, as well as some white paint. Then I set it aside to dry.

Next I stamped out images from the Hootiful stamp set as well as the Party Palooza stamp set to create my scene. Everything was colored in with my Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. I adhered everything down with some liquid adhesive, adding some cute gel pen details to the images.

I stamped out the sentiment ‘hip hip hoo-ray’ from the Hootiful stamp set and trimmed it out with the smallest Strips of Ease die. That was also adhered down to the card with liquid adhesive. I had some of the stars on my desk from die cutting the Stargazer Backdrop die and decided to adhere them around the outside edge of the card for some added texture and detail. And that was it! Birthday card complete! I hope you enjoyed the card I created for today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again with another card!

Your Next Stamp Challenge!

Hey, everyone! I’m back today to share a card I made for the newest Your Next Stamp Challenge. The new challenge is to use pattern paper.

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I used the pattern paper from the Birthday Boy paper pad to die cut one of the Stitched Scallop dies from it to use for the background. I love the pop of color and the detail it adds to the card. I also had to use the Cook Up Some Fun stamp set again for this. Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see the rest of the team’s cards! And if you haven’t seen the newest release check out that as well! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Programmed to Party!

Hi, all!  Today I am sharing this card I made for the new Heffy Doodle release! I love the new Bots of Love stamp set. It’s got so many fun images and some really sweet sentiments. Let’s jump right in!

Today I decided to make a birthday card using the set along with some other Heffy Doodle products. I started by die cutting two stitched rectangles from the Stitched Imperial Rectangle dies in different sizes, one from gray card stock and the other from some white card stock. On the smaller, white rectangle I used one of the gears to stamp out a pattern with some rainbow inks. I used all Catherine Pooler inks for this, going through the rainbow. Luckily it worked out perfectly and I got through all the colors!

I adhered the patterned rectangle to the gray one with some foam tape and started working on the rest of the elements for the card. I stamped out one of the robots from Bots of Love, a speech bubble and sentiment from Whatcha Sayin’, and heat embossed the ‘programmed to party’ sentiment from Bots of Love. I like to try to do all my stamping and die cutting at the same time in an attempt to streamline the process! I colored in the robot with my copics, giving him a party hat to wear, and die cut everything out, including the heat embossed sentiment which I used the Strips of Ease die for. I also die cut out a circle from the Stitched Circle dies for my robot. I ink blended the ground and a sky by using a post it note and some Distress Oxide ink.

I adhered the circle and heat embossed sentiment to the card, and decided I wanted to splatter some ink over the card. I used white, blue and gray paint to add some more color. Then I added the robot and word bubble, finishing the card! I hope you enjoyed this card for today! I don’t know about you, but I think those rainbow colors are just dreamy!! Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Unicorn Birthday!

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday. I can’t believe it’s the start of another week. Where does the time go?? πŸ™‚ Today I’m sharing a card I made with some cute Penguin Palace stamps. There are such cute unicorn sets from Penguin Palace, and they are hard to resist!

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I started the card by ink blending some Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink onto an A2 size card base. Then I die cut a large heart from it to create a highlight for my scene. I thought the panel was a little bland so I took the star from Let’s Catch Up and stamped it all over with VersaMark ink. I used some silver embossing powder and heat embossed them. I also added some silver dots to fill in the empty spots with a silver gel pen. I love the splattery look with out having to use paint! It eliminates the mess πŸ™‚

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On a card base I ink blended some Mermaid Lagoon ink to create a sky. I decided that my unicorns needed some grass to be walking in, so I die cut a piece of paper with a grass die and ink blended some green inks over it. This time I did get messy, and splatter some of the darker green ink (that I had mixed with a little water) and some white paint over the grass die cut piece. I thought this added some interest and fun texture. I put the pieces together so that my scene was all ready for the little unicorns.

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I stamped out the Unicorns from the An Amazing Friend stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. Then I die cut them with the coordinating die. The space between the unicorns and the cake I cut out with a craft knife so that more of the background would show through. White high lights and details were added to the image with a white gel pen and then they were adhered with some foam tape.

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To finish the card off I die cut a banner and heat embossed the sentiment “happy birthday” from the same An Amazing Friend set. That was adhered with foam tape as well, and the card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Be sure to head over Penguin Palace shop and check out all their cute designs! I hope you all have a great rest of your day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card πŸ™‚

Birthday Wishes

Hi, Heffy Doodle friends! It’s Cassie here, and I’m sharing a fun card today using a couple of the new release products that I just couldn’t wait to make into a card! If you haven’t seen it yet, the new release has been revealed on the blog this last weekend, and everything is so cute! I’m using the new Oh, Crumbs stamp set along with a brand new word die to make a cute interactive card that I think anyone would love.

I started by using the Barber Shop stencil to ink blend some stripes onto an A2 size panel of 110 lb cardstock. I used the colors Ripe Persimmon and Worn Lipstick. I also splattered some water and white paint (allowing for dry time in between) before removing the stencil. I love stripes, and these stencils make them so easy! Next I stamped out the cute little corgi butt from the Oh, Crumbs set and colored him in with my Copics. I also needed a party hat for him, so I grabbed the hat from the new Cuteness Overload stamp set as well. Once they were both colored, I fussy cut them out and added some white gel pen details.

Next came some die cutting! I die cut a circle and 4 of the new Wishes die out. I adhered the corgi to the circle with an action wobbler so that the recipient can watch his tail wag, and glued all of the wishes die cuts together. On the top layer of the wishes dies I used my Copics to color the letters to match the hat. I grabbed the “shake your tailfeather sentiment from the Wingman stamps set, and curved it along the bottom of the circle. To get it to just say “shake your tail” I masked the end and stamped it with black ink. I thought this went so well with the puppies bum!

Finally, I stamped the word ‘birthday’ from the Cuteness Overload stamp set and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I used the Strips of Ease die to trim it down. The card was assembled, and that’s it for my project today! Have you had a chance to see all the cuteness that is coming out in the next release!? I’d love to hear your favorites below! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

YNS Preview Day

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my post for Your Next Stamp’s March Preview. We’re gearing up for the release of the new March products that’s coming later today, and there are so many fun new stuff to share!

For my preview project today I’m sharing this card I made using the new Whatnot Sentiments Twelve set.

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There are definitely a couple more sneak peeks in this project for you too! The sentiments in this set are perfect for birthdays cards, and they have nice big, bold fonts.

I hope my card for today has gotten you excited for the whole release to come! There are a lot more projects from the rest of the design team which you can find over at the Your Next Stamp blog.

Be sure to come back later for the blog hop and check out the release!

 

Sorry I’m So Slow

Happy Friday, everyone!!! Am I the only one excited for the weekend? Today’s card sums up my horrible track record with sending cards out on time. When I saw this new stamp set by Mint Owl Studio called Sloth Hang Out I knew I’d be using it a ton!

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If you want to read more about how I made this card be sure to hop over to the Mint Owl Studio blog and read all about it! I’ll see you again soon with another card!