Little Star

Hi, crafty friends. Somehow we’ve made it back to Monday, which means it’s the start of a new week. I’m hoping, if you’re feeling the Monday blues, that you’ll get a little happiness in this Penguin Palace card I made for today’s post! Let’s jump right in.

img_2661I started the card for today by stamping out all of the sweet little images from the Welcome, Little One and colored them in with my Copic markers. I die cut them out and set them aside.

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I just LOVE how cute these images are! So sweet. I took a circle die from YNS and die cut it from a 4×7 panel that I had of white, 110 lb card stock, and put kraft card stock behind it where the circles were cut out. Then, I arranged the images in a cluster at the bottom of the circles, and put the start in the top “corner.”

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Everything was adhered down with glue and then I heat embossed the sentiment “twinkle twinkle little star” with gold embossing powder and die cut it with its coordinating die. I put that on with foam adhesive so that it stuck out a little more.

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To finish the card I used my white gel pen to add some dots and details on the images, and then my card was complete! I hope you like the card for today πŸ˜€ This size is not one I’m used to, but it was a special request from a friend. It was fun to do something a little out of the ordinary! Be sure to head over to the Penguin Palace shop and check out the Welcome, Little One stamp set and more! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Bee Happy

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday. I’m back to share a bright and cheery card for Penguin Palace! It’s weird to think that the holidays are over and it’s time to move on to the next seasonal project. But that’s just what I’m doing today by sharing a Valentine’s Day card with you!

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I started the card today with a background die that created polka dots from a piece of white card stock. I ink blended yellow ink from Catherine Pooler onto the die cut panel and adhered it to a piece of black card stock. I also die cut a scalloped circle from the lower right side to highlight my scene. Then I got inky!

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I stamped out a handful of the images from the Bee Happy stamp set. These cute little bees and the scene building images are so fun. I love all the possibilities this stamp set provides! Once I had colored everything with my Copic markers, I die cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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I also stamped out some of the trails with red ink to make it more in the Valentine’s color realm. The images were arrangedΒ  to make a little scene of these two cuties exchanging Valentine’s Day presents. I wanted the sentiments to match the ink color of the trails, so I took the same red in and swiped it across some heavy weight white card stock until it was completely covered. To finish the sentiments I heat embossed two of the sentiments from the set on the red inked paper and then trimmed them down. They were adhered with foam tape.

img_2585To finish the card I added some pink and white Nuvo Drops and tucked some gold string beneath the beehive and under the scalloped circle. That finishes my card! I hope you liked it. Do you think it’s too early for Valentine’s cards?? I have to admit, it’s never too early for me. I’m always behind, so getting a head start always helps πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of your day, and I’ll see you again soon!

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 πŸ™‚ I hope you’re all have a wonderful holiday season!

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

I’m Your Piggest Fan

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Creatively Cass πŸ™‚ I’m back today to share a card I made for Penguin Palace using their cute new release. The big day was yesterday and everything was available for sale! Did you pick anything up!? There are a lot of cute products, so I wouldn’t blame you if you did! IMG_2419

I’ve still got the alcohol ink bug, and I wanted to create another alcohol ink background for this scene using the Piggy Post stamp set. I started out by creating that background on some yupo paper. The awesome thing about using alcohol inks and the yupo paper is that you can keep working on it until you really like the outcome. I kept adding different shades of blue and the alcohol ink solution until I liked the mix I got. Once that was completely dry I used a powder tool and stamped the stars from the set with VersaMark ink. I just replaced my VersaMark ink pad and it’s so nice and juicy! I can’t believe I waited that long to get a new one. It makes a huge difference for getting a good stamp the first time. I used gold embossing powder over the stars to make it look like the pig was floating up into a night sky.

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Next I stamped out the pig and a bunch of balloons. I colored those in k with my Copic markers, sticking to the blue theme. Everything was cut out with the Piggy Post coordinating dies. I attached a gold thread to each balloon and then arranged them how I wanted them on the card panel which was die cut with a stitched rectangle. Twisting the ends of the strings, I made sure to hide them behind where the pig would be hanging. He too was adhered to the card panel, but I popped him up with foam tape.

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Finally, I stamped out my sentiment on some black cardstock and heat embossed it as well. I used foam tape to adhere it over my balloons. I added some white gel pen accents and then my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card for today! If you like any of the products I used be sure to head over to Penguin Palace and check out their awesome new release! Thank you so much for stopping by πŸ™‚ I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Time to Celebrate!

Hello, everyone! I’m back today with a bright fun birthday card to share with you for Penguin Palace! Have you been over to the Penguin Palace shop?? The store is open for perusing, and will be open for purchasing in just a few short days! This set is one of my favorites from the new release. It’sΒ  called Birthday Unicorn, rightfully so, and features some unicorns and cute scene building images for a birthday party! Let’s take a look πŸ™‚

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I started this card by stamping out some of the unicorns and coloring them in with my Copic markers. I love using pastel colors for their hair, and went with some pinks and aqua for the colors. I die cut them using the coordinating dies and set them aside to work on my background.

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I created an alcohol ink background for this card using the same colors that I used in the unicorns coloring. When that was completely dry I die cut a confetti background die from it and adhered it to a card base. Because this background is so busy, I wanted to giveΒ  my unicorns something that would make them stand out. I used a curvy border die to create this swooshed strip and adhered my unicorns to it. I also heat embossed the fun sentiment on it with gold embossing powder.

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To finished the card I added some white gel pen accents to the background as well as the unicorns. And that was it for this card! I think this is one of my all time favorite cards that I’ve created. I just love the fun colors and cute images. Have you been over to the Penguin Palace shop? What’s your favorite product? Mine is either these cute unicorns or the super sweet hedgehog set. Thanks so much for stopping by today! 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.

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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 πŸ™‚