Sometimes It’s Ok…

Hey, everyone and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I feel like the weekends go way too fast. It was just Friday a second ago wasn’t it?! One good thing about Mondays is that I get to share another Penguin Palace card with you all! And today’s card is so fun. Let’s jump in.

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Today’s card is an interactive peek a boo card. The picture you see in the circle window changes as the recipient opens the card! How fun is that?! I watched how to do this technique from the amazing Jennifer McGuire, and I’ll link *here* if you’d like to see her video on the specifics of how to put it together. I followed her easy tutorial and came up with this fun card! On the front panel here I did some white heat embossing and colored the mermaid from Penguin Palace’s Pretty Mermaid Planner set with the mermaid on the treadmill.

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When the recipient opens the card they see this message and the relaxing mermaid from the Take A Break stamp set. How fun is that?? This is perfect for someone who is always on the go or has a lot of things to juggle. We can all use a reminder to slow down every now and then, right?!

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I really loved putting this card together, and I highly encourage you to try your hand at it as well! I spent a good five minutes just flipping the picture back and forth to see the change. Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my card! I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to head over to Penguin Palace to see all the awesome stamps and crafty products they sell! I’ll see you all again soon with another card 🙂

Your Next Stamp

Welcome back! I’m stopping in today to share my card for Your Next Stamp’s Friday Fun challenge 101. Today we’re creating cards around the theme “let’s play.” The idea is to make an interactive card in some way. I love interactive cards, but I’m not always the best at making them. Today’s card wasn’t too difficult though!

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I started the card by die cutting the Photo Booth Polaroid die from a card front. I did a partial die cut so that the outside edge was not cut, and instead created a flap for my interactive aspect.  I also die cut the polaroid from some blue paper and adhered them over the die cut ones on the card front.

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Then on another card panel I stamped the cute lambs from Fleece Navidad to create a little scene. I had to make sure to mask them off so that I could layer them to fit within the small area. I colored them all in with my Copic markers, and ink blended a snowy hill in the background for them to be standing on.

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When the card is closed I tied it with a piece of cord so that it stayed closed, but here you can see it open so that the whole scene is visible. To give the background of the top layer some interest I stamped snowflakes from Holiday Reindeers to fill in the white. It’s hard to see in the picture but looks soft and pretty in real life.

And that’s my card for today! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and get all the inspiration from the rest of the design team! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

Penguin Palace: Sweet Ride

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share the card I made for you today for a couple reasons. The first is that I have some fun news. I’m so happy to say I’m joining the brand new stamp company, Penguin Palace, as a design team member! Penguin Palace has some really sweet and funny stamps with coordinating dies as well as some specialty paper. The site is going live today, and their products will be available for purchase November 11th.

Grand Opening Banner_square-01.pngYou don’t want to miss this grand opening! It’s going to be great! And today I get to share one of the cards I made with their first ever release.

IMG_2348I’ve been really into interactive cards lately, so I knew I wanted to have some fun with this card. I decided to make a card that, when the recipient opens it, would be able to stand up on it’s own. I started by creating this cute scene with the car from Sweet Ride. I made it look like this cute couple was going for a drive on a bright and sunny day. To make it look like they were sitting in the car, I masked off the card and stamped the two people over top. You can see to the left of the card that I saved the mask I created for future use. I saw Sharon do this on the PP Instagram page, and knew I had to give it a try. Then I fussy cut the whole thing out. To create the background for them I used a sunburst die trimmed down to fit behind a scalloped rectangle die that I have.

IMG_2351I did a partial die cut of the scalloped rectangle so that half of it would pop up when folded. I also trimmed down a piece of light blue cardstock which I made into pattern paper by stamping a sun from another Penguin Palace set with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder. To fill in the open areas I added dots with my white gel pen. This was adhered around the scalloped rectangle.

IMG_2352 For my sentiment I also heat embossed one of the sayings from the set on some black card stock with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down and adhered it to the card with foam tape for a little dimension.

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To make sure that the card would stay in place when it was open, I stamped out another sun and die cut about 4-5 suns with the coordinating die. They were all adhered with some glue and stuck down to the inside of the card right where I wanted the card to stand when open.

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And that’s it for my card today! Be sure to head over to Penguin Palance and check out all the new goodies that will be available on November 11th! There are so many cute sets-you’ll want grab them all up! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello, everyone! And happy Monday! The countdown is on to getting your holiday cards out, and I’m sad to say I haven’t sent mine yet! I’ve been so busy making them, that I haven’t even thought of sending one, which is silly since that’s the whole point of making them. So today I’m making it a priority to make a list of who I’m sending to, and hand selecting the cards for them. It will be a nice way to destress during this busy week.

So, on that note, I’ve got another holiday card to share with you today! Today’s card is a slider card I made using the Lawn Fawn slider dies. I thought the cute little images from Heffy Doodle would pair perfectly, not to mention the amazing Interactively Yours stamp set that is a must have for any interactive card! Here’s a look at the card I came up with.

If you were here for my post last week, you’ll notice I’m still on my polar bear kick that Jessica got me started on! Today’s bear came from the Unbearable Without You stamp set. I stamped him, and the candy cane and cup from Elfish Antics on some Neenah Solar White card stock. I colored each in with my Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I die cut out all the pieces from the slider die set.

I stamped the cute little snowflakes (another favorite of mine from Heffy Doodle) all over the piece that was going to actally be sliding. For this I used two pieces of vellum adhered together, so that you could somewhat see through, but the bear would still be a little bit of a surprise. I stamped the snowflakes in VersaMark, and heat embossed white embossing powder over top. I also stamped the sentiments from Elfing Christmas Words with VersaMark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder on the frame part of the slider. “Sending you” was stamped on black paper and trimmed down to be popped up above the “warm winter wishes.”

On the piece of paper that would be the background of the bear I did some ink blending with a curved piece of paper I had die cut. I used Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink with a very light hand. I wanted it to look like there were hills of snow in the background. Then I stamped more snowflakes withmy Salty Ocean Distress Oxide over the hills.

I adhered the whole slider together and stamped the “pull me” from Interactively Yours on the pull tab so my recipient would know just what to do whent they received it. I stamped a chevron pattern on the front of a small note card for a bit more interest to adhere my slider on to.

After that I added some Glossy Accents to the candy cane, cup and the bears nose and eyes. Then my card was finished! I think someone will really love this unique, interactive card when they receive it this holiday season.

Alright, moment of truth. Have you sent out your holiday cards yet? If not, is it on your to-do list this week like me?

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the card I made, and that it inspired you to make an interactive card as well. I’m always overthinking interactive cards, but this was easy to put togehter. I hope you all have a great start to your week! 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!

Your Next Stamp October Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see some fun products by Your Next Stamp!! If you’ve been with me since the beginning of the day–thank you! You made it through four posts! 😀 I’m ending with a bang for World Card Making Day. The new Your Next Stamp release is so fun. There are lots of great new goodies this month, some which are perfect for holiday crafting…or not! I’m sharing one of my favorite sets from this release, and showing you how it can be used for a birthday card.

You may remember I used the Deck the Halls stamp set for my preview this morning, and went with a holiday card. However, now I’m going to share how I made a birthday card with the same stamps and another set being released called Plan the Holidays.

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I stamped the door and used a craft knife to cut the door open. I wanted to create a little surprise party for this little bunny. I stamped out some of his friends from the Deck the Halls set and a bunch of scene building images from the Plan the Holidays set. Plan the Holidays is intended to be used for planners, but I thought they could also be great additions to cards. Everything was stamped with Black Olive ink and colored with Copics.

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Here’s our little bunny, none-the-wiser about his party. The door doesn’t stay shut, due to the thickness of everything behind it, but I still think it’s pretty cute.

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I love the idea of pairing these sets together for all the holidays featured in Plan the Holidays. You could get a lot of mileage out of it that way!

Another product I really loved was the Snowflake Panel Die. It’s a little square die that cuts out snowflakes with a stitched border. I paired it with the Tweet Holiday set that is also being released today.

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I stamped the birds and colored them with Copics. Then I die cut them out. To create the snowflake panel die piece I stamped the Snowfall stamp on Neenah Solar white and ink blended Broken China Distress Oxide ink over it. Then I die cut the panel from it, as well as 3 other white pieces of paper for layer. I glued all of them together to get some dimension.

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I used some of the snowflakes that were cut out around the outside of the mini square. And that was it for this card!

There’s a coupon code that can be used today through the 12th. Don’t forget to use it if you place an order!

There’s a lot more to see in the hop. Be sure to take a look at everyone’s projects and leave a comment on everyone’s post for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to YNS 🙂 Click the blue box below to navigate through the hop.


And that’s it for today! I hope you all got some great crafty time, and enjoyed seeing the projects I made for today. I got to spend the morning making cards at an event called Stamp Camp that is run by our friend Dawn and a couple of her good friends. Every year we have so much fun doing make and takes and stuffing ourselves with the amazing lunch they serve. It’s something I look forward to every year 🙂

Have a great day! And I’ll see you again soon with another card!