Hooray!

Hi, all! I’m popping in to share this cute and simple card I made for Penguin Palace today. I just had to use that cute little unicorn holding balloons to create a celebration card. The thing I love about this is that it could be used for so many different occasions! IMG_3580

I kept the design simple today and created a highlight on a card, and heat embossed my sentiment. This type of design is great for quick, easy to mass produce cards. I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

It’s Your Day!

Hello, everyone! Can you believe it’s almost the end of April?! We’ve been getting the typical “April showers” weather and it actually feels like spring at least! This year is already flying 🙂 I’m back today to share a card I made for Penguin Palace. I wanted to make a birthday card for someone that was chalk full of mermaids, and here’s what I came up with.

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I stamped and colored in mermaids from the Take a Break, Get Well Soon, and Let’s Catch Up. Instead of using the coordinating dies, I fussy cut each of the images so that there was no white border when I added them to the background I went on to create.

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I ink blended Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of A2 size paper. Then I adhered all of the mermaids to the panel after splattering it with water and paint and letting it dry. Then I die cut the It’s Your Day die and used the letters to create the sentiment. I used foam tape to adhere them for some dimension.

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To add some fun I added a bunch of Nuvo Crystal Drops to the card in multiple colors and white gel pen details to each of the images. I hope you enjoyed the card for today! I hope you’re having a good week, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

You Inspire Me

Hi, all! Happy Tuesday. I’m popping in quickly on this busy Tuesday to share my card for Penguin Palace! I needed a bright and cheery card and this is what I came up with.

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I love the Let’s Get Crafty stamps! There are so many sweet ways to use this set to send to your crafty friends. I stamped out a sentiment from the set as well as the little painter and bucket of paint brushes and colored them in with my Copic markers. I also ink blended the edge of a card base with rainbow Distress Oxide inks, and trimmed down my panel with the sentiment so that it was visible when I layered them. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a great week. I’ll see you again soon with another card!

You Are Souper

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday. This week is going to be a busy week for me, so I decided to make an encouragement card for today’s Penguin Palace post. Anyone else needing a little encouragement to get through Monday? Let’s jump in!

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I started the card for today by die cutting two of the Cross Stitched and Dots Large and Small die sets. The larger one I die cut from some light gray card stock and the smaller from some white card stock. I love the detail that these dies add to a card. It’s so sweet.

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Next I did some creative masking to stamp out the “you are” sentiment from the Get Well Soon stamp set. I love searching other stamp sets to create my own sentiments. To finish the sentiment I die cut some of the Heffy Doodle alphabet dies to spell out “souper” from white card stock. I colored the letters in with my Copic markers for a fun pop of color.

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Finally, I stamped out the chef from the It’s Your Day and colored him in with my Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out and popped him onto the card with foam tape. And that finished my card for today! I hope you enjoyed this creation, and that it brightened up your Monday a little 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Happy Birthday!

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday. I’m back today to share a cute and simple birthday card I made by mixing some new and old Penguin Palace products. Let’s jump right in.

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I started by doing some ink blending with a stencil I made using the new It’s Your Day Bubble Call-Out die. Using the negative of the die cut I ink blended some Distress Oxide onto an A2 size card panel. I positioned it so that it hung over the top edge of the panel, and splatterd some water droplets over it for a textured look.

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Next I die cut one of the borders from the Fancy Hearts Scalloped Boarders die set to use as a frame on the card. I colored the frame with one of my Copic markers. That piece was adhered to the card panel with a liquid adhesive.

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Finally, I stamped and colored one of the adorable unicorns from Birthday Unicorn stamp set. Once it was colored I die cut it out with the coordinating dies and adhered it with some foam tape below the speech bubble. After adding some white gel pen details to the card it was complete! I hope you enjoyed this card I made for today. Be sure to check out all the newly released products from Penguin Palace! Thank you for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Congratulations!

Hi, all! It’s Day four of the Penguin Palace release and today we’re sharing the stamp set Congratulations! This is such a perfect sentiment set for all the things you’d congratulate someone on via a handmade card. IMG_3156.jpg

I used this set in combination with the adorable Welcome, Little One stamp set. They went so perfectly together! This card is cute and simple and so easy to mass produce. Be sure to head over to the Penguin Palace blog and see the rest of the previews of this stamp set from the rest of the team! We’re getting even closer to release day, but there is still lots to show!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

It’s Your Day!

Happy day three of previews for Penguin Palace’s new release! Today I’m sharing my card for the It’s Your Day stamp set. I used some of the adorable people images from this set to create a look as if the recipient is getting the celebrity treatment. My inspiration was the red carpet and I wanted this to look like a movie premier or some exciting party! IMG_29920.jpg

There are so many fun sentiments in this set, and the people are so cute & go with them perfectly. I loved creating the spot light for this card by doing some easy masking and the confetti was achieved with a panel die.

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There are so many fun projects you could make with this, and let’s face it-who wouldn’t want to be given celebrity treatment for the day!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to see all the previews on the Penguin Palace blog! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Penguin Palace Preview Day 2!

Hi, everyone! I’m stopping by quick to share my card for day 2 of the previews for Penguin Palace’s new release. Sharon has all the cards on the Penguin Palace blog, and today we’re sharing our creations featuring the My Best Pal stamp set. This is such a cute stamp set with some cute dogs and lots of unique sentiments. Here’s the card I created.

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How cute is that pup with the balloons?? Another favorite from this set is the beautiful ‘happy birthday’ stamp which has a coordinating die to cut it out! Love that!

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I also think the other images in the set are perfect for scene building, and some could work on their own or with other stamp sets which is always a plus! Check out the Penguin Palace  blog for more great projects and keep watching for more previews! Thanks so much for joining me today, and I’ll see you soon with another card!

Penguin Palace Release Peek!

Hi, all! I’m popping in today to share a card I made for the new Penguin Palace release which will be coming March 20th! This release is so fun and I can’t wait to show you all the projects I’ve made for it. Today’s highlighted product is the stamp set “Let’s Get Crafty” and it’s a must have for the artists in your life! Here’s a look at my card.

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I just love all the cute images in this set, and the sentiments are so great for all the crafty people in your life. I created this card by doing some ink blending and lots of Copic coloring and die cutting. I loved creating this little painter’s scene.

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I was drawn to the “you inspire me” sentiment, and know several people I’d love to send this card to. Be sure to head over to the Penguin Palace blog and see what the rest of the design team created for this preview! The release is just around the corner and we have lots to share with you!

Pamper Yourself

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m back today with another card for Penguin Palace. I guess I’m on a bit of a mermaid kick, because last week I made a mermaid card, and I made another one for this week! Let’s take a look.

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Today’s card is a pretty easy design that utilizes the masking technique for a fun little scene. I started the card by stamping the shopping bag image from the Let’s Catch Up stamp set. I created a mask and continued to stamp it along the bottom to look like mounds of shopping bags and boxes. The trick to make it not look like the same exact image over and over again is to turn the stamp set to the left or right, or move it up or down when stamping the next image. That way you have a variation and the heap looks more natural. I colored them all in with my Copic markers.

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Next I ink blended some blue ink over the rest of the card panel so that it looked like water. I used a blender brush and faded the ink towards the bottom. I didn’t bother masking all of the bags, instead I was just careful not to go over them and got as close as I could to them. I don’t think you really notice that it isn’t perfectly blended up to the image lines! It saved me some time!

IMG_2949I stamped the cute shopping mermaid from the set as well and colored her in with Copics. I fussy cut the image out and adhered it to the card with foam tape for some dimension. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment from the Take A Break stamp set onto white card stock. That was also adhered with foam tape. The final touch was to add some white gel pen details. Most of the bags and boxes got polka dots or stripes on them, and the mermaid got some high light lines. I always love adding this detail, because it does so much to give interest to the scene! That’s my card for today. I hope you enjoyed it!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!