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!

Valentine’s Mini Series Day 5 & 6

Hi, everyone! I’m back to share days 5 & 6 of my Valentine’s Day mini series! I can’t believe how fast February has flown so far! I wasn’t planning on combining these days, but there’s not much time left until Valentine’s Day, so I figured I should get these cards posted!! 🙂 Let’s take a look at today’s projects…IMG_2641

I created this card by doing some stenciling on kraft cardstock to gets some dreamy white lines using the Heffy Doodle stencil Barber Shop stencil. Then I stamped and colored some of the cuties from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Love You a Latte.

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Adding all of these elements along with a blue stitched heart to a card base completed this card! I think this is a great non traditional valentine, but could also be used for so many occasions!

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For my next card I went really simple and stamped out some images from the Let’s Roll stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I trimmed them out and put them on a simple background that I had die cut with the Starburst Trio die from Your Next Stamp. I used Honey Bee’s alpha stamp set to create my own sentiment for this card.

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And that’s it for day 5 & 6 of the Valentine’s Day series! I hope you enjoyed these cards for today. I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is on Thursday! I’m really not ready. Hope you all have a great day, and I’ll 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!

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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.

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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.

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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:

Heffy Doodle

Kori

Kelly

Ali

Heather

Cassie

Tallie

Franci

Jessica

Isha

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 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!

You Are Quite Cool

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you’re all having a great start to your weekend. It’s finally supposed to be above zero here, and I can’t wait for things to start to thaw out a little. I’m back today with a card for my mini Valentine’s Day series. We’re on card three today and I have four more to share with you leading up to Valentine’s Day. Let’s jump in!

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I made this card using some great products from Concord & 9th and Heffy Doodle, as well as some of my favorite Distress Oxide color combos. I started by die cutting on of the circle dies from Heffy Doodle’s Stitched Circle die set. Instead of using watercolor paper I tried using my favorite 110 lb white card stock. I like the brightness of the white, over the more cream color of the water color paper I have. I was worried that the paper wouldn’t be able to handle the water, but it did great! I just made sure not to use too much water or to let it sit too long.

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I used the Sweet and Cool stamp set from Concord & 9th for the stamping. I couldn’t find it on the Concord & 9th website, but I did find it here from Butterfly Reflections Ink. I used the large ice cream image and inked it up with Peacock feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide. I didn’t worry about making sure the image was completely covered, because I was going to add water. I spritzed it with my Distress sprayer and stamped it down onto the die cut circle, and dried it some with my heat tool. Then I created a rough mask for the ice cream and applied it over the blue ice cream and did the same process with Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxides. The colors mixed a tiny bit in the center, but I liked the way this looked. I wanted it to look like natural water color without having to worry about colors mixing and turning muddy.

img_2632vNext I did the same thing with the sticks. You can tell on the right one I used a little more water. If you like the water color look you can do this to get a more loose effect. I splattered some of the left over paint over the card panel, as well as white paint for a little more interest. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment “I think you’re quite” in black ink (making sure that everything was completely dry before doing so!) and stamped ‘cool’ in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. The last step was to adhere the panel to a card base and the card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Have you started making your Valentines yet? As always, I’m behind! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Valentine’s Day Series #2

Hello, everyone, and thanks for joining me today! It’s freezing where I live today, and I can’t seem to warm up. We’ve got the heat turned up and the blankets piled high! I hope you’re all staying warm today too 🙂 I’m back to share my second card in my mini Valentine’s Day series. img_2647I started today’s card by stamping the Gingham Backdrops pattern from Lawn Fawn with my Rockin’ Red ink from Catherine Pooler. I didn’t have to worry about lining the stamp up perfectly, because I knew I was going to be covering the middle-ish area with a strip of paper. Next I stamped out some of my fave pizza images from the Pizza My Heart stamp set with the Black Olive ink from Your Next Stamp. I used this ink because it’s my go to for Copic coloring as it doesn’t run or bleed.  Next I colored the images up with  some simple Copic combos and fussy cut them out.

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I stamped the peppers on the pizza with Eucalyptus ink, also from Catherine Pooler. I kept the Eucalyptus ink out and stamped the speech bubble from Heffy Doodle’s Whatcha Sayin’ stamp set, stamping the sentiment in black in, and die cutting it out. Next, I trimmed down a piece of 110 lb cardstock, and used the straight stitched line in Heffy Doodle’s Slopey Joes die set to give the edges a stitched look. Then I put together a sentiment from the Pizza My Heart set, using the Eucalyptus ink to highlight the part of it that was in a different font with some simple masking.

img_2649 Once all those steps were complete I just needed to put the card together and add some finishing touches! I added some white gel pen accents and made the pizza cutter nice and glossy with a thick coat of Glossy Accents. The stripe with all of the elements, as well as the speech bubble, were popped up with foam tape. And that’s it for the second card in my Valentine’s series! I hope you enjoyed it. What is it about making cards with food on them that always leaves me hungry?? I hope I’m not the only one! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

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!

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!

I’ve Got Somefin to Say!

Today I’m sharing a circle card featuring ink blending and Copic coloring!

Hi, everyone! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back to share another card with you today. Ever since I saw Sindhu’s cute circle shaped card waaaaayyyy back when the last release first came out, I knew I had to try making a circle scene card. I’m so happy with how it turned out. I started by die cutting the largest circle from the Stitched Circle die set from a piece of 110 lb white card stock. This would become the background for my card. I die cut another of the largest circles, and this time used one of the Slopey Joes dies to create a hilly portion that would become the sand. Both of these pieces were colored using ink blending tools. The blue portion was made using Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon. The sand was made using Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber and Frayed Burlap. I did splatters on both of the pieces in some of the colors I mentioned, as well as with a white opaque paint. I love to splatter things up, and it added the perfect texture for this card! I also die cut some of the Stitched Stones dies and added some ink and splatter to them as well.


Next I stamped out all of the images from the Oceans of Love stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. I didn’t end up using every image that I colored, but the ones I didn’t use I just put in the stamp set sleeve for the next time I go to use that set! I added some white gel pen accents and die cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I started arranging my scene!

Once everything was laid out I adhere it all down with some glue. A couple of the images were popped up with foam tape. Next, I die cut four of the Thanks word die from a light blue card stock and adhered them together. I adhered that down to the center of the card, added some shimmer pen and glossy accents and let it dry. For the small strip sentiment, I heat embossed the stamp on some darker blue cardstock, die cut it with the Strips of Ease die, and popped it on with more foam adhesive. As a finishing touch I added some white Nuvo Drops around the card, and adhered another circle die with a folded flap to be my back/inside panel to the card. And that’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed the card I created. Do you make a lot of uniquely shaped cards? I love them, but I don’t do nearly enough! I appreciate you stopping by today, and I’ll see you again with another card!

 

 

Hello Pumpkin!

Hi, everyone! Happy Thursday! I’m back to share another Heffy Doodle card with you all today. I’m still on the Veggie Patch kick and I had to make this card for my friend that I don’t get to see often enough. The last card I created that didn’t have any coloring seemed to be a hit so I decided to give it a try again! Let’s jump in.
I started the card for today by taking by taking a piece of 110 lb, white card stock and the Slants Vs. Rhombies stencil and ink blended Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink over it. Once I had a good layer of ink down, I removed the stencil and used my heat tool to dry the ink. I did this because I planned on heat embossing over the top of the stenciling. I took the largest heart from the Veggie Patch stamp set and stamped it with VersaMark ink. I used white embossing powder and heated it to get a nice smooth finish. I wanted a little more interest, so I added some white gel pen dots around the panel as well.

Next I stamped two of the pumpkins with the same VersaMark ink onto some Bristol Smooth card stock. I also heat embossed them with the same white embossing powder. Then it was time to get inky again! I used my ink blending tool and, what else, Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink to color these cuties in. I splattered one with some water for a little texture, and added some pink to their cheeks with a pink Copic marker.

I also added a little Twisted Citron to the stem. To finish off the card I adhered the pumpkins to the stenciled piece with foam tape. I also heat embossed a sentiment onto some kraft card stock and trimmed it out with the Stripes of Ease die. And that’s my card for today! I hope you enjoyed this non-coloring card that I created! Do you love coloring, or do you like to skip it for cards like this one? Thanks so much for stopping by today and I’ll see you again soon with another card!