There’s Gnome One Like You

Hi, everyone and welcome back! I’m sharing a fun card for Heffy Doodle today using some of their newest release products.

I’ve been loving switching it up from winter cards lately and making some springy type cards! Today’s card really could be for any time of year, but those cute butterflies and grassy scene have me thinking of spring! I started the card by die cutting a square from the Stitched Squares dies, and doing some stenciling over it. I used the Circles of Life Stencil for this! I went over it once with white pigment ink, and then shifted the stencil and went over it again with a aqua color. I made sure to let the white ink dry before adding the second layer. I love the detail this adds!

Once my background was done I went on to work on the scene of the card. I stamped out a bunch of the images from the Gnome Matter What stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. I die cut them out, as well as a small circle from the Stitched Circles dies. I also used the Grassy Lass Border dies to create a little grass patch. I ink blended some green inks over this piece, and did a lot of splattering of the darker green as well as some white paint to give it some interest.


Next I arranged all of these elements on my card, centering them where the stencil naturally was centered. I didn’t make this right in the center of the card, but instead off to the right side. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Gnome Matter What stamp set and die cut it with the Strips of Ease die set. This was attached to the card with some foam tape, and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed this project for today! Are you making the transition to more springy cards too? Let me know! Thanks so much for stopping by today, 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!

Beary Special

Hello, everyone! How’s your week going? Mine has been busy, busy, busy! But I’m happy to be back sharing a card with you all 🙂 Today I’m sharing a card I made for Create A Smile’s newest challenge. The theme is “friends,” and who couldn’t think of a friend to send a card to?!

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I started the card for today by die cutting a couple of the Cool Cuts Postage Edge Circle Dies from an A2 size card panel. On another card panel I ink blended I ink blended Blueprint Sketch and Broken China on it and the larger circle that I die cut.

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Next I stamped out two bears from the Poppin Over stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. The animals in this set are so cute! I love that they have little paws that can peak over the edge of something. After adhering the die cut panel to my ink blended background I glued the bears down so that they were doing just that, peaking over the edge of the circles. One paw I did pop up with foam tape so it looked like it was bent over the circle.

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To finish the card I put together a sentiment from Friends Like You and Bear Mail. I heat embossed some white embossing powder onto black card stock and trimmed the pieces down into strips. Then I adhered them to the larger circle die that I had adhered back into place with more foam tape. After adhering the panel to a card base my card was complete! We’d love it if you joined us for the new challenge! All the information is on the Create A Smile blog, as well as the rest of the challenge design team’s creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂 I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Ice Cream Treats

Hi, all! I’m just popping in one more time today to share these cute ice cream goodies I colored up from Craftin’ Desert Diva’s stamp set Ice Cream Treat.

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I love these sweeties and coloring them was so fun. I can’t wait to add them to a card. With the Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge going on I’ve been coloring a lot of images since the start of the month. You can see the things I’ve colored on my Instagram page! I appreciate you stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

L is for…

Hi, everyone! It’s time for a new Create A Smile challenge! For our second challenge this month the theme is “L is for…” I hate to admit (especially with Valentine’s Day right around the corner) my brain went to the most obvious L word I could think of. Love! But I do love creating cards for the people I love, so it isn’t really that big of a surprise! Here’s my card:

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It’s been so long since I’ve done any type of water color! I had these colors in my head and initially wanted to ink blend them, but wasn’t liking how it was playing out. So, then I had the idea to do a little watercolor burst to bring the eye in, and create the background for my scene. I used the Distress Oxide colors Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick and, my new favorite, Dried Marigold. I didn’t let them mix too much in the middle, and made sure to splatter the colors all over for a messy look.

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Next I stamped out and colored the adorable images from the To The Moon stamp set and fussy cut them out. I made sure to do my best to color match the Distress Oxides that I used for the background. It’s not 100% perfect, but close enough! I adhered all of the pieces down flat to the dried water color background with some tape runner and attached the panel to a card base.

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The final step was to stamp out my sentiment and trim it down to fit on the card. I didn’t want it to take away from everything going on, so I used a white cardstock and black ink. The sentiment was popped up with foam tape to give it a little dimension. And that’s it for my card today! If you want to play along with us be sure to link to your creation over on the Create A Smile blog! Plus, see the rest of the teams projects, and get inspired! (Trust me, there are some great projects over there!) Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

You Make My Heart Saur

Today I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day card using Dino Time stamps and Dino Prints Dies!

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Hi, crafty friends, Cassie here! How are you all doing today? I’m doing great, because I’ve been in the craft room creating this cute Valentine’s Day card! It’s a pretty simple design that has some really fun details. Let’s jump right in.

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I started the card for today by stamping out all of the dinosaurs from Dino Time on some 110 lb card stock with Copic safe ink. Then, I colored them in with my favorite peachy pink combo: R32, R30, R00 and R000. I used some R08 and R30 for their cheeks. Each dino got some white highlights with my gel pen, and was die cut using the coordinating Dino Time dies.

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The next step was to create my die cut panel over lay. I took a piece of 110 lb cardstock that was cut to A2 size, and die cut the Dino Prints dies across the piece to look like footprints. Next, on another A2 size card panel, I ink blended Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I had no real rhyme or reason to how I did this. The only thing I kept in mind was where the foot prints were cut so that I didn’t have harsh lines in those areas. If you notice, some footprint areas fade from color to color, some fade to white. I like the variation of them, but if you were looking for a more solid shape, you could ink blend the whole panel.

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I adhered the die cut panel over the ink blended one, and attached my dinosaurs with some adhesive to those pieces as well. I didn’t end up using them all, but the ones that I didn’t use were tucked in with the stamp set in case I can use them in the future. I also added some white dot details to each foot print area. Once everything was put together, all I had left to do was make my sentiment. I used a Copic marker to color a piece of card stock in a red shade and heat embossed one of the sentiments over the top with white embossing powder. To cut out the sentiment I used the smallest Stripes of Ease die and then attached it to the card using foam tape. And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed this cute Valentine. Have you started making your Valentine’s yet? It will be here before we know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon!

Craftin’ Desert Diva New Release!

Hi, all! I hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday night 🙂 I’m popping in quick to share some photos from the week that I’ve post on Instagram for the new, January release from Craftin’ Desert Diva! This release is so cute, and I can’t wait for you to see it all, but today I just have some cards with sneak peeks!

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My first card showcases the Coffee Bundle, which has a stamp set, stencil and sequin packet. I love this bundle. Each of the pieces work so well together. I used the coffee bean part of the stencil to create a background for this cute little mouse and bird, and put it on top of a ink blended background. My sentiment was heat embossed on black card stock and popped up with foam tape.

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Next I shared the card I made using the Pirate Pals stamp set. I love these cute critters and their pirate outfits. Plus there are tons of scene building images in this set. I also used a cloud stencil from CDD and heat embossed a sentiment from another stamp set.

I hope you liked the cards I made for this release! There are tons more sneaks on the Craftin’ Desert Diva Facebook page! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with anther card!

Bee Happy

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday. I’m back to share a bright and cheery card for Penguin Palace! It’s weird to think that the holidays are over and it’s time to move on to the next seasonal project. But that’s just what I’m doing today by sharing a Valentine’s Day card with you!

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I started the card today with a background die that created polka dots from a piece of white card stock. I ink blended yellow ink from Catherine Pooler onto the die cut panel and adhered it to a piece of black card stock. I also die cut a scalloped circle from the lower right side to highlight my scene. Then I got inky!

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I stamped out a handful of the images from the Bee Happy stamp set. These cute little bees and the scene building images are so fun. I love all the possibilities this stamp set provides! Once I had colored everything with my Copic markers, I die cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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I also stamped out some of the trails with red ink to make it more in the Valentine’s color realm. The images were arranged  to make a little scene of these two cuties exchanging Valentine’s Day presents. I wanted the sentiments to match the ink color of the trails, so I took the same red in and swiped it across some heavy weight white card stock until it was completely covered. To finish the sentiments I heat embossed two of the sentiments from the set on the red inked paper and then trimmed them down. They were adhered with foam tape.

img_2585To finish the card I added some pink and white Nuvo Drops and tucked some gold string beneath the beehive and under the scalloped circle. That finishes my card! I hope you liked it. Do you think it’s too early for Valentine’s cards?? I have to admit, it’s never too early for me. I’m always behind, so getting a head start always helps 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of your day, and I’ll see you again soon!

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

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.