Your Next Stamp Preview

Hi everyone! I’m stopping by today to share my card for the Your Next Stamp preview day for the May release! This release is so cute. I can’t wait to share everything with you. But for now…this sneak peek will have to do!

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How cute are these new stamps?? There are so many coordinating stamps and dies that are perfect for baby congratulations. I just love these cute block stamps too. You could customize cards or projects with them, or use them as an accent like I did here. Tomorrow we’ll have a blog hop to share the whole release! Stick around to join in all the fun. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Heffy Doodle & Chibitronics Collab!

Hi, everyone. I’m super excited to share a card I made for today’s post with you. It features products from both Heffy Doodle and Chibitronics! We were super lucky to be able to team up with the Chibitronics team and make some awesome cards for this hop. You can win a Chibitronics Starter kit and a £50 Heffy Doodle gift certificate! Two winners will be chosen May 6th 🙂 Here’s the fun card I came up with.

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I started the card by planning out my circuit. This meant I drew a rough sketch of my card and then started creating the card. I used my Distress Oxide Sprays to create the background. This was fun, and super easy. I just sprayed Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber over an A2 card base and that was it! I let the sprays do there thing, and completely dry before I came back to die cut the hearts from it.  Once the hearts were die cut I took a piece of vellum and my Misti and stamped the hearts from Eggcellent News and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Beneath the hearts is where I put my Chibitronics red light bulbs from the starter kit. The starter kit has everything you need to make your first light up design!

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I made sure to get my copper tape circuit right where I needed it to be to get the lights to work, and did a lot of testing before I moved on to make sure I wasn’t going to run into any problems after the card was put together. Then I added foam tape around the battery and card base so as to give the battery room so that the lights weren’t on all the time.

I used the Grassy Lass border dies and Stitched Slopey Joes border dies to create some dimension below the volcano that I stamped from the Geology Rocks stamp set. I also stamped out all of the dinosaurs from the Dino Time stamp set. These cuties just go so well with the volcano-I couldn’t pass up using them to finish my scene!

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I also couldn’t resist adding a speech bubble from the Whatcha Sayin stamp set for the T-Rex. Too cute! I finished the card by heat embossing the sentiment “I Lava You” and adhering it to the bottom of the card.

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All right! That’s it for my card, but be sure to hop along to the rest of the projects and leave some comments for your chance to win! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project and get inspired to make some cool light up cards 🙂 I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Heffy Doodle

Koren Wiskman

Kelly Griglione

Jessica McAfee

Wei Wei Wang

Francesca Vignoli

Yukiko Sugiyama

Isha Gupta

Eiko Uchida

Ali Farmer

Kelly Szafron

Cassie Tezak

Vanessa Reinheimer

Yukiko Inami

 

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 🙂 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!

Your Next Stamp April Release!

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Welcome back! The Your Next Stamp April release is here, and it’s so sweet. We are kicking it off with a blog hop. I had so much fun making the card for today. Let’s get right to it.

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I made this card by die cutting the Cool Tags Five dies and creating a spot for the cute little fairy and dragonflies from the Wishing Well Fairy stamp set. I colored in some of the images from the set and arranged them around the tags. I also stamped one of the sentiments from the set on the smaller tags and popped it up with foam tape. I used more of those awesome sparkly gumdrops from the new release! I love that the purple ones actually look like gumdrops! This release is so cute and you’re going to want to see it all. Be sure to keep hopping along by clicking the blue button below. Leave a comment to enter yourself to win a gift certificate to the YNS shop!


Also, don’t forget to use the coupon for your orders placed through April 8th! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have fun hopping along!

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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!

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Good morning, everyone! Happy Wednesday. I’m back today to share my final My Favorite Things project as a guest designer for their challenge blog! I’m so sad the month is over, but it’s been so much fun getting creative with their sketches.

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This sketch was a fun one to end on, and I had the perfect idea for it. I was inspired by the freebie that comes with orders of $60 or more from MFT and the adorable new stamp set Purrfect Friends.

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I die cut the tree branch from white card stock and ink blended Stained Walnut Distress Oxide ink on it. I also splattered some of the Stained Walnut ink watered down over it. I also ink blended Broken China Distress Oxide Ink over an A2 size card panel. I splattered some watered down Faded Jeans Distress Oxide over the entire panel. I attached the branch to the card panel using some foam tape once they were both dry.

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Next I stamped out three of the birds from the Purrfect Friends and colored them in with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and attached them to the branch with foam tape and some glue. I could resist stamping one of the cats so that it looked as though he was watching the birds from the ground.

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Finally, I stamped out one of the sentiments from the new Anything But Basic Encouragement stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder. Then I ink blended some pink ink over it and trimmed it down. It was also attached to the card with some foam tape. And that was it for my card! I hope you like the projects I’ve made for my month as a special guest designer for MFT stamps! I’ve had fun sharing them with you 🙂 Be sure to head over to their challenge blog and see more great inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again with another card!

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Hello, everyone and happy Friday! I’m popping in today to share a card I made for the new Your Next Stamp challenge. The new challenge is all about pastels. Here’s my card!

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I just had to use the new panel die from the March release along with the So Mush Fun stamp set! I think they’re so darn cute. I ink blended some of my favorite Distress Oxides over top of the panel die (Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac and Dried Marigold) and splattered it up. Then I added my die cut pieces over top with foam tape! How much fun is that?? And so springy! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see the rest of the inspiration form the team. Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

To Some Bunny Awesome

Hi, everyone!  I’m back to share my project for today. I decided it was time to use the Mark My Words bookmark dies. I have a lot of family and friends who I know are going to love getting some adorable bookmarks with these dies! For today’s bookmark I decided to go with a spring/Easter theme.

I started by die cutting three of the same bookmark shapes. There are two designs in the set, but I wanted to use some twine on mine, so I went with the one that had the hole at the top. On one of the bookmarks I ink blended Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide over it. Then I splattered it with Blueprint Sketch and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide that I’d watered down a little. Over the second book mark I ink blended over the entire die cut piece with some Distress Oxide that I’d mixed myself with reinkers. Finally, for the last bookmark, I used the Grassy Lass Border dies to cut the bottom off. Then I ink blended Twisted Citron and the hand mixed green-ish color I used for the back side. All three pieces were set aside to dry completely while I worked on the other pieces.

I stamped out the bunny and carrots from the Honey Bunny Boo stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. Then I die cut them out with the coordinating dies and added some white gel pen details. I adhered the grass bookmark bottom to the blue bookmark, as well as the bunny and carrots. I decided I didn’t like how empty the top was, so I went ahead and die cut some of the Swirly Clouds and adhered them down, trimming off the part that hung over the edge.

For the back of the bookmark I heat embossed a sentiment from Honey Bunny Boo, mixing two of the fonts. I like the way the ‘bunny’ is so big and pretty! I added adhesive only to the top 1/2 inch of the bookmark, so that the two pieces could be sandwiched together and be used like a clamp. To finish off the bookmark I added white dots to the back side, and a dainty twine bow at the hole at the top. And that’s it for my project today! I hope you enjoyed it! I have a feeling this is going to be sent out in an Easter care package to one of my friends 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Penguin Palace Preview Day 2!

Hi, everyone! I’m stopping by quick to share my card for day 2 of the previews for Penguin Palace’s new release. Sharon has all the cards on the Penguin Palace blog, and today we’re sharing our creations featuring the My Best Pal stamp set. This is such a cute stamp set with some cute dogs and lots of unique sentiments. Here’s the card I created.

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How cute is that pup with the balloons?? Another favorite from this set is the beautiful ‘happy birthday’ stamp which has a coordinating die to cut it out! Love that!

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I also think the other images in the set are perfect for scene building, and some could work on their own or with other stamp sets which is always a plus! Check out the Penguin Palace  blog for more great projects and keep watching for more previews! Thanks so much for joining me today, and I’ll see you soon with another card!

Penguin Palace Release Peek!

Hi, all! I’m popping in today to share a card I made for the new Penguin Palace release which will be coming March 20th! This release is so fun and I can’t wait to show you all the projects I’ve made for it. Today’s highlighted product is the stamp set “Let’s Get Crafty” and it’s a must have for the artists in your life! Here’s a look at my card.

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I just love all the cute images in this set, and the sentiments are so great for all the crafty people in your life. I created this card by doing some ink blending and lots of Copic coloring and die cutting. I loved creating this little painter’s scene.

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I was drawn to the “you inspire me” sentiment, and know several people I’d love to send this card to. Be sure to head over to the Penguin Palace blog and see what the rest of the design team created for this preview! The release is just around the corner and we have lots to share with you!