Your Next Stamp Preview

Hi everyone! I’m stopping by today to share my card for the Your Next Stamp preview day for the May release! This release is so cute. I can’t wait to share everything with you. But for now…this sneak peek will have to do!

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How cute are these new stamps?? There are so many coordinating stamps and dies that are perfect for baby congratulations. I just love these cute block stamps too. You could customize cards or projects with them, or use them as an accent like I did here. Tomorrow we’ll have a blog hop to share the whole release! Stick around to join in all the fun. Thanks for stopping by and 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!

So Mush Room In My Heart!

Hello, crafty friends! I get to share a bonus card with you for Your Next Stamp! I love this new stamp set So Mush Fun, with all the cute little mice and super sweet sentiments! Coloring the images, and coming up with a card design was a breeze 🙂

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How sweet is this little mouse on the mushroom? And that sentiment?? So cute. I used a Polaroid die from YNS to frame him, and did some easy ink blending for the picture’s background. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re all having such a great weekend, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Pink & Main 5th Birthday Blog Hop!

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Hi, everyone! Welcome to my stop on the Pink & Main 5th birthday blog hop!! Who doesn’t love a birthday celebration?? There are so many fun projects and some amazing prizes to be won. But first, let’s get to my card!

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I started this card by die cutting the Celebrate die from a piece of A2 size white card stock. I did both the outline and the word celebrate, setting the word aside to use later. Then I got to stamping! I stamped out the four different balloon designs in Pumice Stone, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick and a greenish blue Distress Oxide Ink. The greenish blue ink was one that I created using Distress Oxide reinkers and a custom Distress ink pad. If you haven’t tried that yet, you definitely should!

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I let the ink dry completely, helping it along with my heat tool, and then I stamped the cute designs over each balloon in VersaMark ink. I heat embossed them all with white embossing powder. I think the designs for these balloons are SO cute! They add so much character to them, and are such a cute detail. Once that was done, I stamped the balloon tails and some confetti in the open spaces of the card panel. It’s hard to see in the photos, but is a nice subtle finishing touch for the balloons.

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To finish my card I put a piece of yellow card stock behind the opening that I die cut and then adhered the ‘celebrate’ die cut to that. I attached the whole panel to a card base and stamped the “let’s” from the Celebrate stamp set to finish the card!

Alright, ready to try your hand at winning some prizes? There are going to be five random winners picked from comments left on each bloggers post. You could win $50 to the Pink & Main store just by leaving some comments!

Your next stop is: Donna! So be sure to keep hopping and leave some awesome comments!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the card I created! I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

Create A Smile Challenge

Good morning! I’m popping in to share a card I made for the new Create a Smile challenge. This week’s theme is ‘monochrome.’ I always end up going with grays or black and white for these challenges for some reason, and this card is no different!

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This such a cute and simple card! You could definitely mass produce this design with different sentiments for all occasions. I stamped the elephants from Poppin’ Over along the bottom of the card and colored them in with my Copic markers. Then at the top I stamped the Friends from Friends Like You at the top. I added some white gel pen details and that was it! Be sure to head over to the Create a Smile blog and join us! Thanks so much for stopping by today. 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!

Spellbinders Watercolor Card

Hi everyone! I’m back to share another card today. This time I’m showing a card I made for Spellbinders using their brand new Just Add Color collection by Stephanie Low. There are tons of beautiful red rubber stamps in this release, and it was so fun to play with them! It’s not often I use red rubber anymore, but each time I do I’m reminded of how amazing they stamp. Let’s get to my card!

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I created a simple, yet lovely card using the Floral Love stamp set. This stamp was so beautiful I knew I wanted to heat emboss it and watercolor it…so that’s just what I did! Using my Misti stamping tool I stamped the image once and water colored it in. Then I stamped it once more over top of the dried painted image with VersaMark and heat embossed gold embossing powder over top.

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I just love the way it turned out. So much so that I decided to leave the front blank and only add a sentiment to the inside of the card. Of course I had to add splatters and some more loose water coloring around the heat embossed image though! I hope you enjoyed the card I made using the new Just Add Color collection from Spellbinders. Be sure to check out the rest of the release, as it is beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

My Favorite Things Challenge!

Hi, everyone! I hope you are all having a great Wednesday. I’m back today to share a card that I made for My Favorite Things’ newest challenge! I’m beyond excited to be joining them as a guest for the month of March for their weekly challenges. Today’s sketch challenge is a simple, but so sweet one. Take a look.

MFT_WSC_427.jpgI tried to get creative with this challenge and here’s where that took me:

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I love balloons on birthday cards, but I didn’t really have any stamps or dies that were big enough to work with the sketch. So instead I used a ton of little images to make the shape I needed!  I started by tracing a cup very lightly in pencil on a piece of A2 size white card stock. Then, I took images from the Birthday Chicks stamp set and stamped as many as I could, using my mini Misti, inside the circle. Next, I started grabbing all the itty bitty images I could find and started arranging them inside the circle and stamping them as well. I used Puppy Kisses, Beast FriendsBitty Bears, and Frightfully Sweet. Once I had fit as many images inside as possible, I stamped the present from Bitty Bears as my balloon tail.

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I colored all of the shapes in with my Copic markers, trying to make all the same shapes the same colors to stick to one color scheme. To fill in the balloon shape, and really give it definition, I used my Copic markers in BV00, BV01 and BV02 to add dots within the circle. I focused on making them denser around the outline, which helped with creating the shape. Once I was done with the dots, I erased my pencil outline. Using my ink blending tools and Some Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink, I ink blended the outer edges, fading the color towards the balloon. This really helped highlight the balloon shape and added some beautiful color to the card. I splattered some watered down white paint over the ink blended portion, protecting the balloon with my hand.

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My sentiment was from the Yay For You stamp set. I heat embossed  it onto some vellum paper, and trimmed down to be strip. I used my scissors to cut the cute banner end. At first, I had a white piece of paper with the heat embossed sentiment, but I didn’t like that it covered up so much of the balloon’s images, so I switched to vellum. This way you can see more of the fun details! I cut teeny tiny strips of foam tape and adhered them behind the letters on the strip. Then I added that to the card with my T-square ruler. To finish the card I drew in a balloon string, added cute white gel pen details and Glossy accents to some of the images, and adhered the card panel to a card base! That’s it for my first sketch challenge for MFT. I hope you enjoyed my take on the sketch! Be sure to head over to their blog to see all the great inspiration, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Programmed to Party!

Hi, everyone! I’m back today to share a fun card with you all! I tried using transfer gel to foil a stencil for this card, and I have to admit-I love the way it turned out!! Let’s get started!

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I started the card for today with the stenciling. I used transfer gel over the Love Circuit stencil. After applying a even layer and washing the stencil off, I let the gel dry for about an hour. That’s when I used my Minc to foil the pattern with some copper foil. I love the way this turned out, especially with this circuit image!!

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I heat embossed a partial sentiment onto the banner after coloring it with one of my Copic markers so that it matched the robot I stamped from the Bots of Love stamp set! I love the cute robots in this set! To add some interest to my stitched square I stamped some of the gears from the set with VersaMark, and added some splatter to it and the stenciled piece.

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To finish the card I put everything together with foam tape and glue, and my card was complete! Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed the card I made, and I will see you again soon with another one!

Create A Smile Sketch Challenge!

Hello, everyone! How are you doing today? I hope you’re all having a great Wednesday. We’re getting some snow today, so I feel like I’m in a snow globe! It’s a crafty kind of day 🙂 Today I’m sharing my card for the current Create A Smile challenge. The new challenge is this sketch:

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I decided to use one of my favorite stamp sets for this card, To The Moon. Once I knew I was using that, the design came together effortlessly!

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I die cut a circle and ink blended it to look like the moon with some yellow inks. I also ink blended a background with blue inks and splattered lots of white and shimmer over it to look like a beautiful night sky.

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Next I stamped and colored a couple planets from the stamp set as well as the astronaut. I fussy cut them out and started putting my card together! The moon was popped up with foam tape, and the planets were tucked behind it. Before I applied the adhesive I did stamp a sentiment from the stamp set at the bottom! Luckily I didn’t forget to do this before I had added the foam tape-as I often do.

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And that was my card for today! I highly recommend that you head over to the Create A Smile blog and see the rest of the teams projects. They’re lovely. Also, when you’re there, you can play along with us! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!