Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your day, and for those who are celebrating Christmas that you’re having a lovely Christmas Eve! I’m popping in quickly today to share a card that is quick and simple. It’s perfect for that last minute card you need, and I whipped it together in no time.

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I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle the size of an A2 size card from a piece of Penguin Palace’s Red Carpet card stock. This is a textured, heavy weight card stock that is the perfect red for Christmas cards-and I can’t wait to use it for Valentine’s day! Next I die cut some letters from the center in an arch. I die cut the word ‘merry’ and adhered the red piece of card stock to a card base. I made sure to save the inside pieces of the R’s to adhere as well.

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Next I took the stamp from the Spooky Halloween set that said “eat drink and be spooky” and did some masking so that spooky was cut off and instead it read “merry.” I love being able to use my stamps in a lot of different ways, and this was the perfect mash up!

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To finish it off I stamped and colored one of the sheep from Cuddly Sheep’s Season’s Greetings and fussy cut him out. I popped him onto the card with some foam tape and the card was complete! That’s it for my quick and simple card today! I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I hope you’re all have a wonderful holiday season!

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 🙂 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!

 

Snow Happy

Good morning, everyone! Happy Friday! You’d think after a long weekend last week that I wouldn’t be in such need for my weekend this week, but it’s been a crazy few days. I’m back with another card for Your Next Stamp. Today I’m joining in on their sketch challenge. Here’s a look at the sketch for this week:

I switched up a couple things about the sketch, but that’s what’s fun about this challenge! You can still make it your own 🙂 Here’s a look at my card.

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I started out my making my shaker. I die cut the largest of the Stitched Scallop Rectangle from some Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. Then I masked off the part outside of the stitching, and stamped the Thick Stripe-Tastic Diagonal stamp over the entire panel in VersaMark ink to get the gold stipes you see. I used some gold embossing powder over it and melted it with my heat tool. Then I cut a oval from the center with my Stitched Oval die. This creates the shaker window. I added acetate to the back and foam tape around the edges. The shaker bits are mostly sequins, but I did have some left over snowflakes from the Snowflake Panel Die I had used on a prvious project, so I tossed them in as well!

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For the back of the shaker I used a piece of A2 size card stock, which I ink blended some Lucky Clover Distress Ink over. I also splattered some water over the piece and let it dry completely before adhereing the two pieces. Once my shaker was complete, I worked on my Santa. I stamped the cute Santa holding the banner from the Be Merry stamp set with some Black Olive Ink. Then I used my Copics to color it in. I added the sentiment ‘snow happy’ to the banner, which I thought fit pretty well with the snowflake shaker. Once that was colored I popped it onto my card with some foam tape. To finish off the card I adhered it to a card base, and it was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and play along with our sketch challenge! You could win a gift certificate to the store for $20!! I hope you enjoyed my card for today, and I’ll see you again soon with another one 😀

Heffy Doodle Blog Hop!

Hello, all! I’m so excited to be sharing another Heffy Doodle project with you today. And today is extra special, because it’s not just any old post–it’s the blog hop post to celebrate the new release!!! If you’ve missed any stops along the way, be sure to check out the end of this post to start at the beginning.

There are tons of great products that were just released for Heffy Doodle as a part of their release 2, and today I’m going to be using a couple of them to create a fun holiday card. Here’s what I came up with…

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Does anyone else love wrapping presents as much as I do? It may seem silly, since it’s all going in the recycling the day after Christmas, but it’s so fun picking out paper and emblishments to have sit under the tree for the season. Imagine that…a paper crafter who likes paper and embellishments!! LOL. So I started my card by die cutting a stitched oval out of some Neenah Solar White card stock. I used my Misti Stamping tool to help me line up the letters from the new Jet Alphabetters set. I love all that you can do with this larger alphabet set. If you caught my post from the release day, you may remember that I used the letters as the focal point on my card. Once the sentiment was done I started stamping all the other images I was going to use on some more Neenah Solar White card stock.

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I stamped them all out and colored them in with my Copics. I used mostly images from the Elfish Antics set, but I did sneak in the sled from Warm Hugs 🙂 I tried to keep the colors to a minimum. For example, all of my red/pinks use the same set of markers, same goes for the greens, purples, and so on. Using more or less of your darkest color will give you different looking colors, while not introducing too many different colors to the piece. Next I die cut them all out with the coordinating dies for Elfish Antics andWarm Hugs.

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To make it so my little elf could carry all her wrapping supplies, I snipped her arm a little with my scissors. that way I could wedge the wrapping paper bin and tape a little further in. To create my card base I simply took the same ink that I stamped my letters with, Audrey Blue from Simon Says Stamp, and ink blended it over a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card panel. I added little white dots to it with my gel pen. I love that it looks like it’s snowing. I also added white gel pen to a lot of the die cut pieces.

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I arranged adhered the oval to the card panel, and then all the other elements were arranged over top. Somethings were popped up with foam tape, while the rest was adhereed flat. I added Glossy Accents to some of the images to give a little more interest to the piece. I adhered the panel to a card base, and that was it for my card.  I love how this turned out!

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Now comes the fun part! You could win a $25 gift certificate + free shipping to the Heffy Doodle store! Woot woot! All you have to do is comment on the blog hop posts by 11:59 PM PST on 11/7/2017 to be entered for a chance to win. Easy peasy!

Below is the list of blogs to hop on to. If you missed out on anyone’s post be sure to go back and take a peek and don’t forget to leave a comment while you’re there for that chance to win!!

Heffy Doodle Blog

Heather Hoffman

Olga Moss

Cassie Tezak

Jessica McAfee

Kelly Martin

Maria Rudolph

Dennice Watts 

Laura Sterckx

Tallie Clewley

Lesley Oman

Lydia Evans

Sandy Allnock

Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate it. I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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Your Next Stamp Challenge 76

Hello, all! I’m back for Your Next Stamp today to share my project that I made inspired by the new challenge up on the YNS blog. There’s a color and sketch challenge, and today I’ve gone with the sketch challenge. Here’s a look at the sketch:

And here’s a look at the card I came up with!

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I just love this reindeer from the Holiday Reindeers set, so I knew I had to use him asap to get a jump start on my holiday cards! I started by stamping him onto a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock with the Black Olive Ink. I created a mask for him and put it over my stamped image.

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Then I cut out a rectangle from some inexpensive cardstock to make a stencil so that I could do some Ink blending for my background. I used Broken China Distress Oxide and an ink blender to achieve this look. I also splattered some water over top, and when that was dry I added some white gel pen dots.

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Then I colored in my reindeer and trees. I also added sme little eyelashes, and more white gel pen accents. I couldn’t stop myself! I always love some white gel pen, but something about the holidays makes me use it ten times more!

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To finish off the design I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it. And that finished my card 🙂 In the end, it was not a difficult design, and I really like how it turned out.

Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog today and see how you could win a prize. Play along with the challenge and share your work on the YNS blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you like the card, and that you’re having a great day 😀 I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Heffy Doodle New Release!

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Hello, all and welcome back! I hope those of you that celebrate Halloween had a fun and safe night 🙂 I’m here today to share my projects for the newest Heffy Doodle release. It’s such an exciting day, because this release is amazing! 

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My first card uses the Geology Rocks set, which is ahh-mazing. There are so many different cards to be made with this set, and you can really make something for anyone. I loved making this explosive volcano with these cute punny senitments.

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Lesley is so talented at making interactive cards, and with the Interactively Yours stamp set, there’s no excuse for me not to give it a go. So I used the Warm Hugs set to create a cute little scene with a bundled up couple snuggling in. It was my first pull tab slider card, and it was so fun. The images in this set give you everything you need for a snowy, wintery scene!

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I used the Jet Alphabetters stamp set to create my own sentiment for this card, and paired it with the Elfing Christmas Words. The letters in the alphabet set are big enough that they can be the center of attention on your card-or, as you’ll see Saturday in my blog hop project-they can be paired with other elements.

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Finally, I have one of my favorite projects I made for this release using the Elfish Antics set. I also used the Elfing Christmas Words set here, and they paired perfectly. I loved coloring the elf to look like Buddy and the jack-in-the-box to look like his nemisis from the movie. There are tons of little images in this set that can really set the scene for a holiday card.

And that’s it for my release 2 projects! Which new release product is your favorite? I love the Elfish Antics, but seriously, they’re all winners. Be sure to check out the release over at the Heffy Doodle blog, and shop! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

YNS Dare

Hello, all. Welcome back to Creatively Cass. I’m back with a post today for Your Next Stamp because it is time for another Dare! This month our dare theme was “be merry.”

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I die cut a bunch of the Pine Tree Branches and glued them down to a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. I used my Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough, Lucky Clover and Shabby Shutters to blend over the surface. I spritzed the panel with water and black paint to add some texture.

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Next I die cut a couple bunches of the Mini Holiday Ornament dies and arranged them over the card panel after adding some Antique Linen and Stained Walnut Distress Oxide to them. Some of them are popped up, and some are adhered directly to the panel. One ornament has the the words “be merry” heat embossed on it from the Be Merry stamp set. To finish the card I added some Nuvo drops all over the card and adhered it to a card base.

That’s it for me today! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and enter for a chance to win a stamp set. I’ll be back again soon with another card!