Together We Can Do Anything!

Hi, everyone! I’m back today to share a card I made for the Craftin’ Desert Diva release. It’s my final release card, but there are still lots of fun projects being shared by CDD on their Facebook and Instagram pages that you’ll want to check out! Today I’m using the adorable Pirate Pals stamp set.

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I just love the characters in this set! They are so fun. I colored two of them with my Copics and fussy cut them out. Then I created the shaker scene you see using the Outdoor Landscape dies as well as the Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies. I filled the shaker up with the Coffee Break sequins from the new release, and then I heat embossed the sentiment to adhere over the clear layer that enclosed my shaker.

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Don’t forget to use the coupon code for your purchases now until the 21st! What are your favorites from the release?? I love them all! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Winter Wishes

Hi, everyone! I’m back with a fun and wintery shaker card to share with you. This is one of my favorite cards that I’ve made this season, so I’m really excited to share it with you. I started today’s card by putting together the shaker portion of the card. On an A2 size card panel I used the First Snowfall Stencil to create a snowy hill in the background. In the end it isn’t super noticeable, but I do like the variation between the top and bottom. To create the top portion of the shaker I die cut the largest rectangle from the Imperial Stitched Rectangles from a piece of white cardstock.
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Then I die cut two of the smaller rectangles from the center of the piece. I did the larger one in the center, and then two of the smaller ones on either side. To create the walls of the shaker I did a double layer of foam tape around the perimeter of the card, as well as under the panels between the three rectangles that were cut from the top piece. For shaker bits I used some white puff balls that I found at my local craft store. I thought they looked like snow balls!

Once the shaker was put together I worked on the elements that were layered on top of it. I stamped a bunch of the images from the Wanna Build a Snowman stamp set. This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the last release. Those penguins are SO cute! I colored them all in with my Copic Markers, and fussy cut them out. I also die cut out three of each the Winter and Wishes dies to layer them for the card. I glued all the layers together and colored the top layer with my Copic Markers. This is a great way to make sure that your die cut words match your project perfectly!

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Finally, I adhered everything down to the card and added some white gel pen accents. I also gave these two penguins each a snow ball so that it looked like they were having a friendly little snow ball fight! ๐Ÿ™‚ Aren’t they adorable??

IMG_2215g.jpgAnd that was my card for today! I hope you enjoyed it. I have to admit, I wish we had as much snow as the penguins on this card do! They make it look so fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

12 Days of Christmas

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share my project for the 12 days of gifts series that Your Next Stamp is having. There will be lots of fun projects and a prize! To be entered for the prize be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and read all the details!

For my project today I made a card with a built in gift card holder. I know a lot of people are giving gift cards at the holidays-it’s such an easy way to say you care-and this just amps it up a little!

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Today’s card is a fun and interactive card. I created it by making a shaker that looked like a snow globe. I cut a half of an oval from this stitched rectangle piece with the Stitched Ovals die. I only did half, and then trimmed the piece away with my scissors. To create the base I die cut three of the stitched rectangles from the Stitched Stripe Panel die from some brown card stock. I layered them and glued them at the base of the half oval. I also wanted a little snow mound for the gingerbread house to sit on, so I grabbed a scrap of white card stock and die cut a partial circle for that. Once my shaker and snow globe portion was put together and attached to the card base I added some more little touches.

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I die cut the Snowflake Panel die from white card stock and added some glitter paste to make them really sparkle. The were attached to the card with a liquid adhesive. I also added some stickles dots, and heat embossed the sentiment from Holiday Mice. Then, I stamped out the gingerbread image to color with my Copics. The outside of my card was complete and it was time to create the gift card holder!

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To create the gift card holder for the inside, I took one of my pre cut pieces of card stock. I have 4 1/4 by 11 pieces of white card stock on hand for card bases. It was also scored in the middle already, at 5 1/2. I folded it, and trimmed off about 4 inches. Then I used my score board to create a crease 1 1/2 inches from the center fold. I used the Stitched Oval again to die cut a partial oval from the folded piece, making sure not to over lap the second fold. It makes a little more sense when you see the picture!

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Then I added some strong adhesive to the parts that would be touching the card base, and my gift card holder was complete! I just love how when the recipient of this card opens this a gift card will be waiting for them, popped up and pretty!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you enjoyed my gift card creation. This is such a fun way to jazz up a gift card for the holidays. Be sure to stop over at the Your Next Stamp blog and see some more great projects and check back for even more in the coming days! Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Let’s Paw-ty

Hi all! I’m running behind today, and am a little late to share my card for Your Next Stamp’s June Feature Day! Today the theme was Animal Antics and I was really excited to play along since Your Next Stamp’s animal sets are among my most favorite.

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I started by die cutting a bunch of the pieces from the Confetti Die for a shaker card. I die cut from a piece of card stock that I had practiced some alcohol inks on. It was nice and bright and perfect for this use, even if I hadn’t been able to make it a card before! Then I used the Stitched Circle Frame Die to create the shaker window for my card. This circle frame is nice and wide and makes it so easy to make a shaker with!

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Next I stamped two of the cute animals in presents by doing some masking so they could sit right next to each other. This meant I had to fussy cut them out (which I totally don’t mind doing!). They were adhered to the shaker window and any parts that hung over it were popped up with double foam tape so they don’t sag in the mail.

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My sentiment was heat embossed on a small strip of black card stock with white embossing powder and it too was popped up with some foam tape. And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed. Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out the fun prize you could win! Have a great Saturday, and I’ll see you again with another card soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Hello Honey

Hello Heffy Doodle friends! It’s Cassie back again with a card to share with you all ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I made a cute shaker card using some Heffy Doodle dies and stamps. I went with one of my fave color combos which features yellow and blue, and got to use some fun products along the way. Here’s a look at my card!

This was one of those cards that started out with a completely different design and morphed int the card you see here. I started by making the cute shaker by cutting two pieces of white 110 lb card stock and die cutting them both with the fun bubbly shape from Clover Frames die set. I added a piece of clear acetate that you can emboss on to each piece and embossed the ‘hello’ from Honey Bunny Boo on one. Like I mentioned, the design for this card changed quite a bit from start to finish, so had I known this was the way it was going to end up I would have only done one die cut piece with the acetate, but alas! Plans change ๐Ÿ™‚ I added a mix of yellow and clear sequins to the middle and sandwiched them together with some adhesive around the edges.

I die cut two of the Honey word dies from 110 lb paper and used my ink blender and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink to create an ombre look on one before gluing them together to be adhered below ‘hello.’ I took my card base and ink blended some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide over the back, spritzing it with water to get some water spots. Once that was completely dry, I adhered the shaker in the center of the card.

I stamped out the bear from Beary Big Heart and the honey pot fromย  Unbearable Without You and colored them in with my Copic Markers. Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card. To finish it off I added a couple Nuvo Crystal Drops, and my card was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the card I have for today. How often do you start a card with one design in mind, and finish with a completely different design? I can’t be the only one! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you all have a great rest of your day. I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Hello, everyone! And welcome back! I’m back today with a quick post for Your Next Stamp to share a card I made for their most recent challenge! Each week they have Design Team projects on the blog on Fridays inspired by their most recent sketch or color challenge. Here’s a look at the two challenges for this week!

This week I decided to go with the color sketch, and make a sweet Valentine. Here’s the card I came up with:

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I really love the way this turned out, and the colors that I pulled from the challenge. If you’d like to play along and be entered to win a $15 gift certificate to the YNS store, be sure to check out their blog for more information!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the card for today, and that your Friday is off to a great start! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

I’ve Got a Monster Crush On You

Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today with a card for Your Next Stamp’s Design Team Dare. Today we were challenged to make a project that was inspired by the theme “share the love.” And how could Iย notย use the cute new Silly Love Monster set for this project??

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I started by making a Distress Oxide background with the colors Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick. I splattered the paper with clean water to get a more textured and bleached look. I die cut a speech bubble from the Talk Bubbles and Arrows die set from the distressed panel to make a mini shaker. Then I stamped the monster and colored him with my Copics. I trimmed him out and put my shaker together.

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I trimmed down a piece of white card stock to stamp my sentiment on, and ground the monster. I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder and popped the little cutie on with foam tape. To finish off the card I die cut a heart from the Scripty Love die set and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder to match.

And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed this card based on the theme “share the love!” Have you started making any Valentines yet? I feel like I’m already behind, even though Valentine’s Day is only a month away. Have a great day, and I’ll see you again 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Your Next Stamp Challenge #77

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a great Friday. I’m feeling much better since my last post, and very ready for the weekend! And to kick it off I’ve got a fun card to share with you that goes along with the Your Next Stamp Challenge #77. Here’s a look at both the sketch and the color challenge.

I tried my hand at doing both challenges this week. Here’s how I did.

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I created a shaker card using some of the new release products! I started out by stamping the Stripe-tastic Diangonal stamp vertically on the left side with my Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide. Then I die cut a hear out of the card panel. I created a shaker using my foam tape and a blue sequin mix. I also added some leftover snowflakes that I had from cuting out the Snowflake Panel die. I never toss the snowflakes, because you can use them in so many ways-this is just one example! Once my shaker was put together I moved on to the other pieces.

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I stamped out this cute dog, which I think is my favorite image in the Hello Winter set, and colored him in with my copics. I then die cut him out using the coordinating Hello Winter dies. I made sure to make his hat and scarft match the color combo.

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For my sentiment I die cut four of the Merry dies and glued them one on top of each other. I colored the top layer with the lightest green I had used for the dog’s hat to match, and glued it onto the card. I also added glitter pen and Glossy Accents over top. Then I stamped the “everything” from the Merry Everything stamp set in VersaMark onto some black cardstock. I heat embossed the white embossing powder over it and trimmed it down to be adhered onto the card.

And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to check out the YNS post to see the other design team projects, and try your hand at the challenges! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card! ๐Ÿ™‚