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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

 

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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great rest of your day.

Your Next Stamp Challenge!

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m really looking forward to this weekend because we have a family wedding to go to, and they’re always a fun time. Before I can get to that though, I have a fun card to share with you for the YNS Challenge for this Friday. Today I went with the sketch challenge which looks like this:

And here’s what I came up with…

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I used the cute little birds from Birdie Banner to make this cute little scene. I also used the Scrapworks Strip Die to complete the sketch by adhering the paper on the left. If you haven’t taken a look at the design team’s projects on the Your Next Stamp blog, you definitely need to! Hop on over and play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by today-I hope you enjoyed my card! What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Whatever it is, I hope you have a great weekend!

Butterfly Reflections Ink WCMD

Hi everyone! We’re almost there. Almost at the last post of the day that is. This is my second to last post, and I’m joining in the celebration of World Cark Making Day again, this time with Butterfly Reflections Ink! The card I made for today was inspired by the monthly mood board for BRI.

This is such a gorgeous combo of colors and I already knew what stamp sets I wanted to use, and isn’t that half the battle? ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s a look at what I came up with.

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I started by die cutting a square stitched die like this one.ย Then I ran the stitched lines of the MFT Stitched Hearts Grid die through my die machine as well as the heart part of the die. I used a mixture of Copics and Distress Inks to color all of the hearts. Then I attached them with Glue Dots.

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Then I stamped out the adorable little bear from the Bitty Bear set. I colored him in with my Copics and traced the outside with a black marker. I popped him up in the center of the hearts with some foam tape. Then I stamped my sentiment from the #Hashtag Bossy stamp set which is a Butterfly Reflections Ink exclusive. And that finished my card!

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I hope you enjoyed the card I made for Butterfly Reflections Ink! Be sure to head over to their blog and see what the other design team members (past & present!) created!

Thanks for stopping by for another card today. I’ll be back later with my blog hop projects for the Your Next Stamp release! I hope you’re all having a great crafty day!

 

It’s Kind of a Big Deal…

Good morning, and welcome back to my blog! I’m on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today and the card I made is a funny Halloween take on a Christmas stamp set. I saw this Let’s Mingle set and decided it was going to be morphed into a Halloween scene.

Here’s the set for comparison to what the card became:

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And here are the trick-or-treat mice they became:

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From left to right we have, Minnie Mouse, a Starbucks drink, a pumpkin, a queen and Harry Potter. There’s a ton of information over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog on how I made this card and all the products I used to make it, so be sure to head over there to get all the details! Thanks SO much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you soon with another card!!

Christmas Blessings

Good morning! How is everyone doing today? I’m sitting here wondering where my weekend went and it’s Tuesday! Time is flying by and it gives me even more reason to keep trucking through my holiday card making. Today’s card features Mint Owl Studio stamps. It’s a cute and simple card that is so sweet.

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I used the Away In A Manger stamp set for this card. For more information on how I put this together be sure to head over to the Mint Owl Studio blog to get the full run down. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Grateful For You

Good morning! I’ve got a fun fall time card up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today. I’m using Sunny Studio stamps for the first time, and *spoiler alert* I loved them!

Here’s a peek at my card:

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Be sure to head over there and get all the details on how I put this fun autumn card together! I totally fell in love with these Distress Ink leaves. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Dear Santa

Good morning, everyone! I’ve got another card up on the Mint Owl Studio blog today. Here’s a quick sneak peek at it…

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If you know anyone who rides the line between naughty and nice during the holidays this would be perfect card for them! ๐Ÿ™‚ I used the new and fun Dear Santa and Trim the Tree sets. Be sure to stop over and check out all the details. That’s all for me today! I’ll be back soon with another card!