CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 4 – Happy Birthday Fri-Dies

It’s the last day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Happy Birthday Fri-die.   Be sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree!  A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW!
 
You also need to check our the clearance section as Michele is making room for new stamps & dies.  They are priced really low and you have to grab your favorites now before they sell out.

 

 

I started by stamping the flowers from the Pretty Posies stamp set with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images. 

 

Next, I colored the flowers with some Spectrum Noir dye inks with mini sponge daubers. I adhered these flowers on a white card base.

 

 

 

To finish my design, I die-cut the Happy Birthday on black card stock and adhered on the card with liquid adhesive.

 

 

 

 I hope you like my slimline shaker card today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code to avail 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 3 – Hooray Fri-Dies & Sassy Celebration Stamp Set

It’s the third day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Hooray Fri-dies and Sassy Celebration stamp set.  Be sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree!  A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW! 

 

 

To create this slimline shaker card, I inked up a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks in rainbow order (Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet).  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on the panel and picked the excess with some paper towel for added texture.

 

Next, I cut some acetate sheet 1/4 inch bigger (on all four sides) than the colored panel.  I placed it on my scoreboard and scored 1/4 inche on all four sides.  I added some scor-tape and adhered all three sides, leaving the top open so I can add my shaker elements.  I used a combination of Nuvo Diamond Harlequin Pure Sheen Confetti and Kat Scrappiness Mirrored Clear Solid Stars Confetti.  I closed the top portion of the shaker and shook the contents immediately to spread all over the card.  The confetti stuck to the plastic (hooray, static) and created this shimmery background.

 

 

 

I used the Hooray Fri-die to die-cut some black card stock and adhered to the focal panel with some liquid glue.  I used the Slimline Pinked Fri-die to cut my black card stock and adhered this piece on a slimline card base.  I then added the focal panel with some liquid glue.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set and adhered onto the card using my ATG gun.

 

 

 I hope you like my slimline shaker card today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code to avail 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 2 – Everyday Dragonflies

It’s the second day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Everyday Dragonflies stamp set and Dragonflies Fri-DieBe sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree! A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW! 

 

 

To begin, I stamped the dragonflies on some Bristol Smooth white card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder, and heat-set with my heating tool.   I use the coordinating dies to cut them out.  

 

Next, I used my mini-sponge daubers to color the dragonflies with some distress oxide inks.  

 

I cut some patterned paper strip and adhere this on an A2 size card base.  To create more texture to the background, I stamped the dragonflies with some Fog ink.  I cut a strip of black card stock and adhered it onto the card.

 

 

I foam-mounted the dragonflies on the card for added dimension.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment and adhered some sparkling clear droplets for added texture and interest. 

 

 

 Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Cas-ual Fridays post for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 1 – Slimline Pinked Fri-Die

It’s the first day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are featuring the new Slimline Pinked Fri-Dies.  

 

 

I started by die-cutting some Neenah solar white card stock using the Birdies Fri-Die.  I positioned the positive die-cut inside by Misti stamping tool and stamped the image using the Little Birdies stamp set.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

 

I inked up a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using some clouds and grass stencils from my collection to create my scene.  I adhered my focal image on the card.

 

 

The Fish-tail bunting border was created using the small dies that are included in the Slimline Pinked Fri-die set and die-cut with some patterned paper.  I drew a line and adhered the die-cuts with liquid glue.  I also die-cut the word “hooray” and some stars and adhered them on the card.  

 

I added my focal panel on a slimline card base, measuring 8 1/5 by 7, scored at 3 1/2 inches.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s another look:

 

 

CAS-ual Fridays is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to the shop.  To find out how you can WIN, please go to the CAS-ual Fridays blog post for more details.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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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

 

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Uplifting Slimline Card with Cas-ual Friday Stamps & Sale Info

Hello crafty friends! Before I show you my card, I just want to let you know that CAS-ual Fridays is making room for upcoming release and they have a sale until September 7th.  The stamps, dies and stencils are already reduced but you can still use my coupon code below (code at the end of the post), for an additional 15% discount.  Hurry up and get some of those goodies before they sell out!

For my project today, I am featuring one of the stamp set that is currently on sale, called “Floating“.  The bunny came from the Somebunny stamp set.

 

I started by inking up my slimline panel using a clouds stencil and some distressed oxide ink.  I also die-cut the trees, grass hill and the clouds using a die from my collection.  

I stamped and colored my images in with alcohol markers.  Since the floating stamp set did not come with a coordinating die, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image.   

I adhered my colored panel on a slimline white card base.  I adhered the trees, grass hill and clouds with some glue.  I also adhered my focal images using my tape runner.  I thought about using foam adhesive but I didn’t think it needed more dimension.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s another look:

Here are the supplies:

I hope you like my project today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day! Happy shopping!

 

Serendipi-tea with Cas-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello Cas-ual Fridays fans!  I’m back today to share this very simple (but cute) card, showcasing the Serendipi-tea stamp set and Teapot Fri-Die.

I started by die-cutting the teapot and the cup using the Teapot fri-die.  I positioned the diecuts back into its place and secured it with some washi tape.  I stamped the images using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof ink in Rustic Brown and colored the images in with alcohol markers.

I adhered some patterned papers on an A2 size-card base.  I also die-cut the “table cloth” using a die from my collection and adhered on the card.  I added the colored images with some foam adhesive for more texture and dimension.

To finish my design, I added some sparkling clear jewels with liquid glue.  I also stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  Quick and simple but I love how it turned out.  Here’s another look:

 

Supplies are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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If All Else Fails, Put On a Tutu and Twirl

I’m back today for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sharing a slimline card, showcasing the Tutu stamp set and Ballerina Fri-dies.

I ink-blended my slimline panel with some distress oxide inks and adhered this piece on a slimline card base measuring 8 1/2 by 7 scored at 3/12 inches.

I used a die from my collection to die-cut the “film strip” and foam-mounted this piece on my colored background.

I stamped the little ballerinas with some black alcohol ink and die-cut using the Ballerina Fri-dies.  I also foam-mounted them onto my card for added dimension.

I ink-blended another piece of card stock and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I sprinkled some clear embossing powder, and heat-set using my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the sentiment and adhered this on the card with foam adhesive.

To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add more texture to the sentiment and adhered some iridescent jewels on each of the ballerina’s hair.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code to get 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day!

 

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Happy Anniversary Card with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

A friend of mine asked me to create an anniversary card for his wife so it’s all about flowers and anniversaries today!  

For today’s card, I am showcasing the Pretty Posies stamp set and Posies Fri-Die.

 

I started by stamping the images on some vellum with versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.

I die-cut the flowers using the coordinating dies.  I flipped the cut images on the other side and used my alcohol markers to color them in.  I set them aside to dry and started working on my background.

I die-cut an A2 size panel of white card stock and used some dye inks and blending brush to lightly color the background.  I pressed the same ink pad onto an acrylic block and added some water.  I used my paint brush to splatter some color on my background for a more cohesive look, and added texture.

 I adhered the vellum flowers on the card using my Xyron sticker maker and some foam adhesive for added dimension.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and added the Sparkling Hearts droplets on the card.  Here’s another look:

Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to receive 15% off your order:

 

I hope you like my card today.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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