You Are Amazing

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday! Normally I wouldn’t be so chipper on a Monday, but for us U.S. peeps we get to go into this week knowing it’s a short one. Woo!! Another thing that’s got me smiling is the fun card I get to share with you today for Penguin Palace. Let’s jump right in.

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I started today’s card by die cutting a stitched rectangle that also has stitched bubbles on it from 110 lb card stock. I ink blended some blue Distress Oxide inks over top and added lots of fun splatters and water spots for texture. When it was completely dry I die cut some heart dies from the piece and set it aside. This piece became the background for my cute littler mermaids to swim on.

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Next, I stamped out a bunch of the sweet mermaids from Pretty Mermaid Planner and colored them in with my Copics. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and went back to work on the background!

IMG_2441I used some of the fun paper called Elegant Backwash from the shop behind the ink blended piece to look like water, or waves. I adhered both of those to a card base, and then started adding the mermaids to the panel.

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For my sentiment I stamped the sentiment “you are amazing” by masking the full sentiment from the An Amazing Friend stamp set. This is a great way to make your stamps go further and get the exact message you want! It’s also a great way to use more stamp sets together. As a finishing tough I added white Nuvo drops and white gel pen accents to the mermaid images. And that finished my card! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. I love these mermaid images and I can’t wait to use them again. There’s another mermaid set (or two) from the shop that would pair so well with this one! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you all have a great week!! I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

Spellbinders Clear Stamps

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great Monday. I’m back today to share some projects I made for Spellbinders! I was super pumped when they reached out and asked if I’d like to use some of their new line of clear stamps, and I was even more excited when I saw how cute the stamps were 🙂 I’ve got three cards to share with you using the sets, so let’s jump in!

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For my first card I did some heat embossing and water coloring with the Layered Butterflies stamp set. I used the detailed image in the set and stamped it in VersaMark ink, and then heat embossed white embossing powder over it. Because I did that, when I went to water color the butterflies resisted the paint and are still visible. I love how it turned out! To finish it off I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Words Are Not Enough on black cardstock and trimmed it down. I didn’t use the whole sentiment, so I masked what I didn’t want to use to make sure that it didn’t stamp.

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Next I have a card using more heat embossing, but this time I paired it with stamping and colored pencils.

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For this card I stamped the different layers of the butterflies with different shades of mint/aqua ink. Then for the final, detailed layer, I stamped it with VersaMark and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it. To add a little more shading I used my colored pencils to fill in some of the areas with darker color. I trimmed these images out and got to work on the background.

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I used my Misti to stamp the sentiment “Let Your Dreams” in the same column three times. I used three different shades of gray to make it look as though it was fading. Then, at the bottom I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment in the same gold as the butterflies. For the rest of my card I used the same inks I stamped the butterflies in to ink blend at the bottom of my card. I also used some gold water color paint to splatter around the card. Let’s take a look at the last card!

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For this card I stamped the solid butterflies in rainbow order up the card panel. Then I went over them with the detailed stamp and heat embossed silver embossing powder over them. To add some detail I dotted my white gel pen in the openings. I heat embossed my sentiment and fussy cut it out so I didn’t cover too much of the butterflies. To finish it off I added a couple Nuvo Crystal Drops and that was it!

I hope you enjoyed the cards I made for today! These sets paired so well together, it was fun to use them! If you’re interested in seeing the rest of the release click here!!! There are a lot of adorable sets and some really great sentiment sets. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked my cards, and I’ll see you again with another one soon!

Heffy Doodle June 2018 Release

Hi, everyone!! It’s an exciting day today because the entire Heffy Doodle June release is available for purchase today! Woo hoo! This release is amazing, and I really think you’re going to love it. We’re celebrating with a blog hop today, so if you’re starting here make sure you go back to the beginning and see all the projects at each stop. Leave a comment on each as an entry for the prize of a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store.

Let’s get to my project!

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I used a leafy background die to create a jungle/watercolor background for my card. I did some ink smooshing with Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink. I adhered that directly to my card base. Next I stamped out one of the cute birds from Wingman and colored him in with my Copics. I die cut him out with the coordinating dies and attached him to the card with an action wobbler. What better interactive element for a ‘shake your tail feather’ card?!

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Then I die cut the largest of the Stitched Strips of Ease dies from white card stock and ink blended Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks over top. I made sure it was completely dry and then I heat embossed the ‘hooray’ from Big Bold Words on it with gold embossing powder. This piece was attached with foam tape to the card, and the smaller sentiment was stamped directly to the background with black ink.

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To finish off the card I added a couple Crystal Nuvo drops in a light pink color and white gel pen accents. And that’s it for my card! I hope you enjoyed! Below is the hop list so you can keep on hopping! Have a great day!

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Kelly Martin

Ali Farmer

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Francesca Vignoli

Jessica McAfee Mercer

Dennice Watts

Cassie Tezak

Tallie Clewley

Sindu Jay

Crystal Thompson

Heather Hoffman

Koren Wiskman

You Make Me Ridiculously Happy

Hello, crafty friends! Happy Saturday. I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend 🙂 Today I’m sharing a card I made using some Honey Bee Stamps products that feature a fun and bright card front. Let’s dive in!

I started this card by taking a piece of A2 size 110 lb card stock and doing some stamping. I stamped the flowers from Honey Bee’s Busy Bee stamp set, adding stems and leaves to each flower. I overlapped them, which required some easy masking. I colored in the petals and flower centers, but left the stems and leaves until after the next step, since I wasn’t taking the time to mask them. Next came the ink blending. On the top I ink blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink and the bottom I used Twisted Citron and a hint of Lucky Clover Distress Ink. As you can tell, the colored don’t mix in the middle. Instead I faded them to white so that it just looked like the sky and the grass. Once that was done I finished coloring the stems and  leaves.

I stamped the adorable, Ridiculously Happy stamp in the top center of the card for my sentiment. Next I stamped out a ton of the little bees from the set and colored them in. I don’t have the coordinating dies for these, so I fussy cut them out. I rolled each of their wings with a pencil, and added them to the card with foam tape. My finishing touch was to add a bunch of little Nuvo Crystal drops all over in the color Ebony Black. And that finished my card!

I hope you enjoyed the card I made for today! And I hope you all are having a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a Snappy Day!

Hello everyone! I’m back with another Heffy Doodle card to share with you all. I have to admit, I’m getting really excited because in just a couple days I’ll be in the (hopefully) sunny Phoenix, Arizona with Lesley and some of the Heffy Doodle crew for Creativation!!! That fun bit of news inspired me to create a very happy scene for my card today. I’m using the Happy Snappy Crocs set for this fun card.

I started by stamping the cutest little croc who looked like he was running on some Bristol Smooth card stock. I wanted to watercolor him, so I needed a card stock that was thicker and could withstand using water on it. I did a pretty simple watercolor technique, only really using two colors. I set him aside to dry and moved on to the background.

I die cut a background with stitched clouds (from Lawn Fawn) and a cute little grassy ground for my croc to stand on, and used Distress Ink and my blending tools on each. The sky got some Broken China on the edges, where as the grassy got Lucky Clover. As you can tell, I splattered some water on each of these pieces to get some fun bleached looking effects. The paper I used for these was just a heavy weight card stock, so I didn’t let the water sit on it for too long, and dabbed it up with a paper towel. Personally, I love this distressed look!

Once everything was completely dry I adhered all the pieces together. The croc was adhered with foam tape so he stood out a little bit. I used my Mini Misti Stamping Tool to stamp the sentiment in VersaMark over the clouds, and heat embossed some dark gray embossing powder over it.

When I had that finished, I knew my card was missing something. So I grabbed my Nuvo Crystal Drops and started making some confetti for him to run through. It makes it look like there’s a party going on! I also love the color it adds to the card.

And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it! Be sure to keep an eye out for the team to share things from Creativation over the next week 😀 There’s going to be a lot of fun things to see!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again next week!

Heffy Doodle–It’s Cheesy

Hi, everyone! I’m super excited to share my very first blog post as a Heffy Doodle design team member! Honestly, pizza is my favorite food, so when I saw the cute little pizza slice in the Unbearable Without You stamp set, I knew my first card had to feature it. I also wanted the cute little bear to be juggling the pizza–because why not?!-so I stamped out a bunch of pizza slices and the bear with his arms out.

I colored the bear and pizza in with my Copic markers and die cut them out with the coordinating Unbearable Without You dies. This made getting all those pizza slices cut out a dream! If you look closely you’ll also notice I cut some of the pieces so that it looked like someone had eaten some of them. Does anyone else have a friend who refuses to eat the crust? I love the crust so you’ll never see that happen with me! 🙂 I stamped out my sentiment, which is a mixture of Unbearable Without You and Happy Snappy Croc stamps, with VersaMark on black card stock and cut it down to little strips. I love that the sentiments can be mixed and matched between sets! It gives a lot of versatility to them.

To create the background for the bear, I die cut a rectangle with some faux stitching and ink blended my Distress Oxide over in the shade Antique Linen. Then I splattered some plain water, white paint and black paint over it for some interest and texture. Between each splatter I let it dry completely. I popped the elements up with foam tape onto the rectangle, and added some white gel pen accents. I love white gel pen, and you’ll be seeing it used a lot by me! I attached the rectangle panel to a card base with fun foam behind it for dimension, and the final touch was some Glossy Accents on the bears nose, and black Nuvo drops scattered around.

That’s it for my first post with Heffy Doodle! I hope you enjoyed the card! If pizza isn’t a favorite of yours, what food would you have the bear juggle? I think my next choice would be the hamburger. I hope you all have a lovely day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

YNS Challenge 

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a quick card that I made for the recent Your Next Stamp challenge. I was actually able to do both the sketch and the color challenge for the card today which is awesome!


I stamped the leaves all over a piece of Neenah Solar White car stock with my Distress Oxide Inks, and adhered the pieces to a kraft card stock base. I die cut one of the wonky circle dies and stamped my sentiment on it, adding some color with my ink blending tools. To finish it off I added lots of Nuevo Crystal Drops.

I hope you like today’s card! Be sure to head over to the YNS blog and check out the other inspiration from the Design Team! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again 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!

Your Next Stamp Dare

Hello! Welcome back for another Design Team Dare for Your Next Stamp 🙂 Today our dare theme was “Get Inky.” For this I grabbed my Distress Oxides and got to work!

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I used Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, and Wild Honey to blend in the background. I love these colors for fall. Next I die cut out a bunch of the leaves from the Little Leaves Die set. Towards the right center of the ink background I die cut a heart for a focal point. I laid the leaves all over the panel and trimmed anything that hung over the edges, even the edges of heart that was die cut out.

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The sentiment was made with the Washi Tape Dies. I stamped the sentiment from Scarf Weather on the strip and heat embossed it. I added color with a brown Distress Ink. I added some little extras like gold thread and white Nuvo drops.

Well, that’s it for my card! I hope you liked it. Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog, and see all the inspiration the Design Team came up with. I hope you’re all having a great week and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

YNS Feature Day!

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another post for Your Next Stamp. Today we’re sharing projects for the Feature Day. Today’s theme is “Make A Wish.” This was a great theme to work with because it can lend itself to so many cards. I went the birthday route. Here’s what I came up with!

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I wanted to do use the Stitched Scallop Rectangle dies in a different way. I cut them out of an A2 size card panel, but instead of using the rectangles I used the negative space and did some ink blending behind the open spaces. I used Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers.

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I stamped out a bunch of the images from the All Aboard Zoo Train stamp set and colored them with my Copics. I cut them out with the coordinating dies and arranged them in the little rectangle windows. The white panel with the die cuts is popped up with foam tape.

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I used the sentiments from the Party Pets set and heat embossed them on black paper. To tie in the black I added some black Nuvo Crystal drops all over the card. And that’s my card for today!

I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out the other projects! And if you leave a comment over there you could win a prize! Have a great day 🙂