Bear Mail

Hi, everyone! It’s Cassie here, and I’m so excited to be sharing a card for Create A Smile! Today I’m sharing a cute card, where I made my own patter paper and got to color an adorable bear. Let’s take a look.

I started the card by stamping the Bear Mail stamp all over a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size piece of kraft card stock with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I used this because it is a very dark black and stamps really well over kraft. Next I stamped out the bear on the bicycle,  and colored him in with my Copics. How cute is he?!

The I die cut a Postage Stamp Edge Circle die from vellum paper to adhere the bear to. Once the two were adhered I used foam tape to attach them to the card. Then I stamped a sentiment from All About You onto some blue cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder over top. I trimmed that down and adhered it to the card with foam tape.
I just love all of the products used to make this card. They are some of my favorites from CAS. Be sure to see even more over at their blog and check them out on social media! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!






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!

Craftin Desert Divas February Release Peek!

Hi, everybody! I’m super excited to share a card today for the February release from Craftin’ Desert Divas! This new release is all kinds of cuteness and has lots of adorable Spring time products. Here’s a look at my card featuring today’s featured stamp set!


I saw fellow DT member Saundra do a stencil embossing technique that I just had  to try. I used the heart stencil to create the same effect, and ink blended Abandoned Coral and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide over it. I also splattered some pearlized water over the panel to add some shimmer.


I added a grassy die cut for the sweet lamb to stand on and a heat embossed sentiment. The rest of the images in this set are just as sweet as this one! Be sure to check out Craftin Desert Divas for more sneak peeks of this awesome set, and I will see you again soon with another card!

Heffy Doodle Release Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to my stop in the hop for Heffy Doodle’s new release! I’m so excited for this new release, and I think you are going to love the projects that the team has come up with. Plus, you could win a £50 gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle store! All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog posts on the hop.

And, you won’t want to forget to place an order to get the exclusive set! How cute are those pups?? Alright, let’s get to my card!!
IMG_2748I love so many products from this new release, but one of my favorites is the new Stitched Alphabetters dies. I love making my own sentiments and using them as focal points on a card. For today’s card that’s just what I did!


I started today’s card by ink blending Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink with the First Snow Stencil at the top to look like water. Then I sprayed the piece with water and white paint to give it some interest.


I die cut all the letters I needed to spell out “hooked on you” for my sentiment, along with an extra ‘O’ to use for my hook. I also stamped out the cute little worm from Big Bug Hugs and colored him with my Copic markers. I also colored the ‘O’ with a gray Copic marker to be the hook and trimmed it, and the worm out.


I added the letters to the water panel with foam tape, and attached a silver thread to the hook to be the fishing line. Then I added the worm and hook to the card with foam tape. I wanted a little extra something to add, so I found some white die cut hearts and glued them above the worm as bubbles. I just love how this card turned out!

IMG_2749dfHow gorgeous are those stitched letters?? I hope you liked my card for today! Below is the line up so that you can continue on the hop! Also, if  you haven’t seen the stops before me, be sure to head back to the beginning and see it all! 🙂

Line Up:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Be Mine!

Hi, everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday! I’m excited to share my first card as a Create a Smile design team member. I decided to use one of the sets I was most excited for, Gull Gang. I stamped out the images from the set that I wanted to use, and colored them in with my Copic markers. Then I fussy cut them out.

Next I die cut one of the Cool Cuts Postage Edge Circle dies and did some ink blending to make it look like a beach. On the sandy portion I spritzed some watered down brown and yellow inks to make it look textured. Then I adhered my images to the circle. I also stamped the ‘be mine’ sentiment from the set and heat embossed some gold embossing powder over it. I trimmed that down to strips.


Next I got to work on my background. I ink blended Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose inks over an A2 size card panel. Then I used the Under the Sea stencil and ink blended some Worn Lipstick over the top. I made sure to make it darker at the bottom so that you could see the fish over the darkest part at the bottom. Then I splattered some Worn Lipstick ink watered down and white paint over the entire piece. I added my die cut pieces and sentiment to the card panel once it was dry and that was my completed card!


I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Day card! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I need to start getting cards ready to mail out. Are your Valentines ready to be sent out?! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Thanks so much for stopping by, 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.


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.


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!

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!

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?!


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.



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.


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!

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.


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.


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.


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.


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!

Unicorn Birthday!

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday. I can’t believe it’s the start of another week. Where does the time go?? 🙂 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!


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 🙂


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.


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.


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 🙂