Catherine Pooler and Cas-ual Fridays Collaboration Weekend


Hello and welcome to the Catherine Pooler and CAS-ual Fridays Collaboration weekend!  I am so pleased to participate in this amazing blog hop!  Both companies are giving away a $30 Gift Certificate to the shop and the winners will be announced on each company’s blog post on Tuesday, September 29th.


For this hop, I am showcasing the Happy Birthday stamp set and SweetFriend Fri-dies by Cas-ual Fridays, along with the AMAZING CP Minis – Carnivale Collection,  CP Off The Loom Stencil, Oval Balloon StencilCP Minis – Life of the Party and CP mini ink in Midnight.


For my first card, I started by using the CP Oval Balloon stencil and inked up the balloons using CP Mini inks in Samba, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grape Crush and All that Jazz.  I also used a stencil from my collection to add the clouds with All That Jazz ink. 



The balloon strings and the sentiment from the CFS Happy Birthday stamp set were stamped using the CP mini ink in Midnight.   I used my white gel pen to add more texture to the balloons.



To finish my design, I die-cut some yellow stars using a die from my collection.  Here’s another look:



For my second card, I inked up an A-2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using the CP Off the Loom Stencil and CP Mini inks in Samba, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grape Crush and All that Jazz.  These inks are so juicy and wonderful to blend to create a seamless, colorful background.



I adhered this panel on an A2-size top-fold card base.  Next, I die-cut some Neenah solar white and black card stock using a die from my collection.  I adhered both pieces on the card with my tape runner.



I finished my card design by die-cutting the “hello friend” using the Sweet Friend fri-dies and adhering it onto the card with liquid glue.  Here’s another look:



I am so in-love with these Catherine Pooler inks that I purchased more of them to complete my CP mini ink collection!   


I hope you like my cards today!   The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each stop for a chance to win one of the (2)  $30 Gift Certificates by both companies today.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!


Here’s the order of the hop:

Catherine Pooler

Nora Noll

Allison Cope

Larissa Heskett

Nanette Tracy

Vicki Dutcher

Chrissie Tobias

Shona Chambers

Susan Powell

Michelle Wallace

Jen Carter

Lisa Bzibziak

Karen Baker

Maria Russell (you are here)

CAS-ual Fridays



49 thoughts on “Catherine Pooler and Cas-ual Fridays Collaboration Weekend

  1. Really fun cards amazing ink blending and color choices on both cards love that everybody on this hop is using this amazing and wonderful Catherine Pooler ink pads that I’m in love with so much and can’t wait to get some so I can try and make cards like everybody on this hop thanks for sharing


  2. I’m loving your bright, happy cards using these super stencils! Great designs make them eye-catching! The sentiment as the bottom of your first card is clever!! Love it!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Take care! 🙂


  3. The balloons are fantastic.
    Love the blocking at the bottom
    of the second card. thanks for


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