Bear Mail

Hi, everyone! It’s Cassie here, and I’m so excited to be sharing a card for Create A Smile! Today I’m sharing a cute card, where I made my own patter paper and got to color an adorable bear. Let’s take a look.

I started the card by stamping the Bear Mail stamp all over a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size piece of kraft card stock with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I used this because it is a very dark black and stamps really well over kraft. Next I stamped out the bear on the bicycle,  and colored him in with my Copics. How cute is he?!

The I die cut a Postage Stamp Edge Circle die from vellum paper to adhere the bear to. Once the two were adhered I used foam tape to attach them to the card. Then I stamped a sentiment from All About You onto some blue cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder over top. I trimmed that down and adhered it to the card with foam tape.
I just love all of the products used to make this card. They are some of my favorites from CAS. Be sure to see even more over at their blog and check them out on social media! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

 

 

 

 

Programmed to Party!

Hi, all!  Today I am sharing this card I made for the new Heffy Doodle release! I love the new Bots of Love stamp set. It’s got so many fun images and some really sweet sentiments. Let’s jump right in!

Today I decided to make a birthday card using the set along with some other Heffy Doodle products. I started by die cutting two stitched rectangles from the Stitched Imperial Rectangle dies in different sizes, one from gray card stock and the other from some white card stock. On the smaller, white rectangle I used one of the gears to stamp out a pattern with some rainbow inks. I used all Catherine Pooler inks for this, going through the rainbow. Luckily it worked out perfectly and I got through all the colors!

I adhered the patterned rectangle to the gray one with some foam tape and started working on the rest of the elements for the card. I stamped out one of the robots from Bots of Love, a speech bubble and sentiment from Whatcha Sayin’, and heat embossed the ‘programmed to party’ sentiment from Bots of Love. I like to try to do all my stamping and die cutting at the same time in an attempt to streamline the process! I colored in the robot with my copics, giving him a party hat to wear, and die cut everything out, including the heat embossed sentiment which I used the Strips of Ease die for. I also die cut out a circle from the Stitched Circle dies for my robot. I ink blended the ground and a sky by using a post it note and some Distress Oxide ink.

I adhered the circle and heat embossed sentiment to the card, and decided I wanted to splatter some ink over the card. I used white, blue and gray paint to add some more color. Then I added the robot and word bubble, finishing the card! I hope you enjoyed this card for today! I don’t know about you, but I think those rainbow colors are just dreamy!! Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Valentine’s Day Series #2

Hello, everyone, and thanks for joining me today! It’s freezing where I live today, and I can’t seem to warm up. We’ve got the heat turned up and the blankets piled high! I hope you’re all staying warm today too 🙂 I’m back to share my second card in my mini Valentine’s Day series. img_2647I started today’s card by stamping the Gingham Backdrops pattern from Lawn Fawn with my Rockin’ Red ink from Catherine Pooler. I didn’t have to worry about lining the stamp up perfectly, because I knew I was going to be covering the middle-ish area with a strip of paper. Next I stamped out some of my fave pizza images from the Pizza My Heart stamp set with the Black Olive ink from Your Next Stamp. I used this ink because it’s my go to for Copic coloring as it doesn’t run or bleed.  Next I colored the images up with  some simple Copic combos and fussy cut them out.

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I stamped the peppers on the pizza with Eucalyptus ink, also from Catherine Pooler. I kept the Eucalyptus ink out and stamped the speech bubble from Heffy Doodle’s Whatcha Sayin’ stamp set, stamping the sentiment in black in, and die cutting it out. Next, I trimmed down a piece of 110 lb cardstock, and used the straight stitched line in Heffy Doodle’s Slopey Joes die set to give the edges a stitched look. Then I put together a sentiment from the Pizza My Heart set, using the Eucalyptus ink to highlight the part of it that was in a different font with some simple masking.

img_2649 Once all those steps were complete I just needed to put the card together and add some finishing touches! I added some white gel pen accents and made the pizza cutter nice and glossy with a thick coat of Glossy Accents. The stripe with all of the elements, as well as the speech bubble, were popped up with foam tape. And that’s it for the second card in my Valentine’s series! I hope you enjoyed it. What is it about making cards with food on them that always leaves me hungry?? I hope I’m not the only one! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Your Next Stamp November Blog Hop

Hey crafty friends! It’s a fun day today because we’re celebrating the November release for Your Next Stamp with a blog hop 🙂 That’s always a good time! There are coupon codes and prizes to be one, so make sure you read all the details! Today I’m sharing two projects I made using the new release, and I know I say this every month, but these are seriously the cutest products yet!

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I used some of my favorite products from the new release on this card. The Winter Unicorns Rock are such a fun set. There are so many little unicorns that can be used in a lot of different scenes. I also love the Panel Shapes Die set. This set has dies that cut out a shape and leave a stitched border. I love these and think there is so much you could do with them! For this card I created little windows for the unicorns to be seen from.

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I just love the stitched detail for these. Another favorite product of mine this month was the Christmas Wrapping Paper stamp set. This features a large stamp with what looks like a wrapping paper pattern. I knew I wanted to heat emboss this fun stamp as soon as I saw it!

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I heat embossed it over vellum and created a flat shaker card with some large flat glitter and a Distress Oxide background. I pulled some stamps from the cute Sweet and Fun Holiday set to finish the card. I love those little images within the pattern! I think this is another great, versatile product.

If you didn’t catch my card from yesterday’s sneak preview here it is as well!

IMG_24051Another sweet stamp set with adorable images! I am a sucker for those cutesie stamp sets! If you’re hoping to pick up new products from the release be sure to use the coupon code below!

Also, if you want to enter your name for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate from Your Next Stamp be sure to comment on as many of the blogs in the hop! See all of the participants by clicking the blue box below. The winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp blog on October 16!

And that’s it for my part of the hop! I hope you enjoyed my projects. There are a lot of more fun projects to be seen, so don’t stop here! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

It’s Freaking Meow-t!

Hi, and welcome friends!  I’m back with another Heffy Doodle card to share. Today’s card makes use of the Jet Alphabetters stamp set to create a custom sentiment that I’ve had knocking around in my head. I love being able to really mix things up with this set! 

How fun is this? I started by using my Misti stamping tool to help me line up the letters from Jet Alphabetter. I wanted to get the spacing as close to perfect as I could manage. These bold little letters help with that. They just seem to line up easily. Once I had “it’s freaking’ stamped I ink blended a piece of paper with the Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Twisted Citron. Then I die cut the next word: “meowt.” As in, you’re freaking meow-t! 🙂 Those letters were adhered directly below my stamped letters.

Then I took the sentiment from Unbearable Without You, and finished my sentiment below that. Whew! With that done, it was on to the coloring. I had a bunch of the cats, baskets and yarn balls from Mewniverse so I colored those in and die cut them out. It’s so nice to have one step done and already have the images I want to use stamped out. It may seem silly but it saves me time! Once they were cut out I masked off a line at the bottom for a ground and ink blended Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide over it so the kitten had something to sit on.

The cat and his basket of yarn was adhered with liquid adhesive, and some pieces were popped up with foam tape. I finished with some white gel pen accents for a little more detail and that was it! I hope you enjoyed my card for today. Do you like to create your own sentiments like I do? I always love thinking of a good pun! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Your Next Stamp Design Team Dare!

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m sharing a card I made for Your Next Stamp’s August Design Team Dare. This month’s theme is celebration. This is a great focus for a card. I decided to make a ‘celebration’ card for a friend who is moving into their first home this coming weekend! I’d say that’s something to celebrate 😀

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Is this pup and his house cute or what?? I had this little guy already cut and colored from the newest release, but I hadn’t been able to use him before. But now I had a purpose! I had used my Copics to color him in and the coordinating die to cut him out. I kept this card really simple by creating a banner look with the Stitched Banner Dies cut out of kraft card stock. Those were popped up with foam tape, and had a piece of twine secured to the back.

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To add the sentiment I pulled out the Whatnot Sentiments Four and stamped it oh-so-carefully with my Misti at the bottom of my card panel. I love the simple black and white look here, with the pop of red. The puppy was also added to the banner with foam tape, and then I adhered the panel to a card base completing the card!

I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see all the great inspiration from the rest of the team. There are a lot of great projects to see! Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Big Hugs!

Hi Heffy Doodle friends! Welcome back to the blog. It’s Cassie here and I’m back with another card to share with you all 🙂 Today’s card mixes a couple Heffy Doodle products that I love to create the perfect card to send to a loved one. Let’s get to it!

I started today’s card by die cutting the stitched rectangle die from the Clover Frame die set from 110 lb white card stock. Then I took the small envelopes from the Yappy Mail stamp set and stamped them within the stitched areas of the rectangle die. If you look closely you can tell I didn’t get them perfect, but really you can’t even tell because of everything else going on with the card. I used a light tan color so it wasn’t too busy with the other elements I planned on putting on the card as well.

I used a sentiment from Everyday Sentiment Duos on top of the die cut panel and stamped it in VersaMark and heat embossed dark gray embossing powder over top. Next I stamped a bunch of the cutest images from Yappy Mail including the pups, mail and packages and the mailbox. I colored them all in and die cut them out with the coordinating dies. I love how cute these turned out 🙂

To create a base for my scene I die cut a stitched oval and did some ink blending to create a sky and the ground for everything to sit on. Then it was just a matter of arranging my images on it. I wanted it to look playful and cut so I stacked everything up in bunches, and those puppies had to help each other to reach the mailbox slot 🙂 The oval was attached with foam tape to give it a little dimension and stick out.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today, and that you’re all having a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card! 🙂

I’m So Lucky

Hi, my crafty friends! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back to share a a colorful card with you today. I’m so happy it’s finally Friday, and I’m so ready for the weekend! How about you all? It’s time to hunker down in the craft room for a couple days…well, if only! Today’s card is a perfect one to send to someone you are thankful to have in your life.

I started today’s card by stamping a striped background stamp onto a kraft piece of card stock that had been die cut using the Clover Frame dies. I started by stamping in white ink, then shifted my paper and used my Distress Oxide inks to create this rainbow stamping. I let that dry completely and then I stamped the sentiment from Lucky Friends in VersaMark ink and heat embossed black embossing powered on top.

Next I stamped one of the leprechauns from the same set onto some 110 lb smooth card stock and colored him in with my Copics. I really wanted him to be different than the other leprechauns I had colored in the past, so instead of following the traditional green suit, I made him wear a black suit with rainbow accessories. I really like the way it turned out! After die cutting him with the die from the Clover Frames set I adhered both pieces to the kraft piece.

To finish the card I added some white gel pen dots around the leprechaun and attached the panel to a card base. And my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed this card for today!  So, how soon do you get to hunker down in your craft room or space for the weekend?? Who else is counting down the minutes!? I hope you get in there sooner rather than later! Happy crafting!

Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! And welcome back for the Your Next Stamp blog hop! If you’re just joining the hop, make sure you don’t miss anything and head back to the start on the YNS blog. Leave comments along the way to enter yourself for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the shop! Easy as that!

There are so many great products coming out this month at Your Next Stamp and one of my absolute favorites in the newest addition to the All Aboard collection. All Aboard has a cute train and carts and there have been so many add ons to this set. The new All Aboard Welcome Baby set does not disappoint! It’s got so many cute little images to make adorable scenes for your loved ones who are expecting.

Isn’t it adorable?? Here’s the card I made using this set. I decided I didn’t want to go with the typical soft colors that are normally used with baby cards, so I pulled out my Distress Oxides for a brighter pop of color and some masking.

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You could make a long card with tons of carts full of baby stuff, or go with a A2 size like I did and shorted the train up a bit!

Another amazing stamp set coming with this release is the Countryside Cuties stamp set. It’s got some sweet little birdies and great options for a scene for them. Plus the font used in this set is AMAZINGLY adorable!

I just knew I had to have these birds in a scene with a bright and shiny background. So once again I had to pull out the Distress Oxide Ink for some masking!

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This card has me wishing it felt more like spring here! I hope you enjoyed my portion of the hop. I loved making these cards, so it’s so fun to finally be able to share them 🙂 Be sure to make your comments by March 13th at midnight to be entered for that gift certificate, and check the YNS blog on 3/15 for the winner announcements.

Here’s a great coupon code to use while you’re shopping the new release!

Here’s the link to keep hoping along on the blog hop! Just click the blue box and it will take you to the hop list.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have fun on the hop, and have a great rest of your weekend!

Your Next Stamp Challenge!

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m really looking forward to this weekend because we have a family wedding to go to, and they’re always a fun time. Before I can get to that though, I have a fun card to share with you for the YNS Challenge for this Friday. Today I went with the sketch challenge which looks like this:

And here’s what I came up with…

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I used the cute little birds from Birdie Banner to make this cute little scene. I also used the Scrapworks Strip Die to complete the sketch by adhering the paper on the left. If you haven’t taken a look at the design team’s projects on the Your Next Stamp blog, you definitely need to! Hop on over and play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by today-I hope you enjoyed my card! What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Whatever it is, I hope you have a great weekend!