My Heart Beats For You with Cas-ual Fridays

Hello my crafty peeps! I am also on the Cas-ual Fridays blog today with this super CAS Valentine’s Day card, showcasing the Love Notes stamp set and the Heart Note Fri-Die.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I want to get my cards done (and mailed) a few days before the occasion (here’s hoping it reaches the recipient before the actual day!).

The card I made is super simple.  I cut an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock and used my embossing Sizzix 3D embossing folder to dry emboss the card.

I die-cut the Heart Note Fri-Die in different shades of pink and red (should I call this color fifty shades of pink?  haha!).  I adhered and layered the heart notes together using liquid glue.   I foam-mounted this piece on my embossed background.

I added some glossy accents to the red heart for more texture and dimension.  Since you can’t see the gloss on the main photo, here’s a little close-up:

I stamped the sentiment on some black strip.  I sprinkled some embossing powder and heat-set using my Wagner heating tool.  I adhered the sentiment on the card with some liquid adhesive.  Here’s the card:

Simple yet elegant!  Here’s another look:

 

I hope you like my card today.   The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code (below)  at Cas-ual Fridays for an additional 15% off your order.

Have an amazing day and happy stamping!

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Happy Valentine’s Day Card with Cas-ual Fridays

Hello CFS fans! Maria here on the blog with you today, sharing a Valentine’s Day shaker card, showcasing the Hearts A2 Panel Fri-die and the sentiment is from the Love Notes stamp set.

To begin, I started off ink-blending a rainbow background on Bristol smooth white card stock with Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves.

I die-cut my ink-blended panel with the Hearts A2 Panel Fri-die.  I adhered some acetate sheet on this piece and added foam adhesive to create my shaker panel.

I added some rainbow confetti dots as my shaker element and adhered the panel on top of an A2-size black card base.

I stamped the sentiment on a black strip with versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat emboss the sentiment and adhered this piece on my card with my tape runner.  Here’s what it looks like:

The black background just made the rainbow panel pop.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off your order at Cas-ual Fridays.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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Just Keep Soaring with Cas-ual Fridays

Hello Cas-ual Fridays fans! Maria here on the blog with you.  HAPPY New Year’s Eve!  Is everyone gearing up for midnight with a little bit of fireworks and some great food?  I am so lucky that I am back home in Florida and will get to celebrate tonight with my husband and children, and some closed friends!

I have a little “cheer-me-up” card today, showcasing the Floating stamp set, with the Hearts A2 Panel Fri-Die.

 

I started by ink-blending my background with some distress oxide inks on Bristol smooth white card stock.  I set this aside to dry.

I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I fussy-cut the image with my cutter-bee scissors.

I die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock using the Hearts A2 panel fri-die.  I foam-mounted this piece on an A2 size card base.  I also adhered my main focal point on the card.

I used a die from my stash to die-cut a banner and stamped my sentiment using versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set using my heating tool.  I adhered this piece on my card.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

I love that this card is very simple, and easy to make.  I don’t think it even took me 5 minutes to finish this card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day and happy stamping!  See you next year!

 

 

3 Holiday Cards & Black Friday Sale You Don’t Want to Miss!!!!

Hello Cas-ual Fridays fans! HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY!  I hope you all had an amazing time celebrating Thanksgiving with your loved ones yesterday.

Today is the start of the wonderful season for shoppers, also known as Black Friday!  Yay!  We have some amazing deals for you that you wouldn’t want to miss!  See details at the end of this blog post.

I have three cards for you today.  For my first card, I am showcasing the Stay Strong 3×4 stamp set.

Holidays can be really stressful for a lot of us!  Sometimes, you just want to sit down, relax and enjoy a cup of java!  This Stay Strong 3×4 stamp set has all the perfect sentiments you’ll need to create a cute card and cheer someone up.

For my card below, I also showcased the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies.

For more details about my card including supplies used, please visit my Blog, Maria Russell Designs.

I really like how this card turned out.  I added some crystal lacquer and chocolate sprinkles on the whipped cream for more texture & dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

For my second project, I am showcasing the Snow Angel stamp set.  If you spend $55 today (after discounts and including shipping), you will receive this stamp set for free!

I also used the Flakey A2 Panel Fri-Die and created a shaker card.

Isn’t she a cutie?  Here’s a little close-up:

For my third card, I also used the Snow Fri-Dies and created this pop-up gift card holder.  If you pull the tab, it reveals the sentiment and the gift card.

Here’s a closer look:

Which one is your favorite?  I think mine is the shaker card!

Are you ready to find out about the HUGE discounts?  See graphic below:

On top of this sale, you can also use my coupon code (MariaSentMe) for an additional 15% off!  What are you waiting for?  Shop, shop, shop!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy stamping!

 

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Cas-ual Fridays Release – Day 3 – Ever After

We are super excited because today Day 3 of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps 7th-year anniversary release.  You also have a chance to win a prize during each reveal day so please stop by the main Cas-ual Fridays Stamp blog post to find out more info.

 

For the third day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Ever After stamp set.  Check out the Cas-ual Fridays online store or click on the supplies list below to purchase the stamps we are revealing each day.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.

 

 

 

I really love the stamp set that we are revealing today.  It has a lot of great sentiments and are perfect for a wedding, anniversaries or just-because.

 

To begin, I dry-embossed an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock using the Trellis Cover Die and my embossing mat.  I also die-cut some flowers using a die from my stash with white card stock, and the Garden Fri-Dies on some gold card stock.

 

I foam-mounted the flowers and adhered the center of the flowers with some liquid adhesive.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with some Versamark ink and sprinkled some gold embossing powder.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.  I fussy-cut the sentiment with my precision snips and adhered it onto my card.

 

 

This card is so classy and elegant and would be perfect as a wedding card or happy anniversary.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please visit Cas-ual Fridays Blog for a chance to win some prizes.  Come back tomorrow for Day 4 of the reveals.  Thank you so much for joining me and happy stamping!

 

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Cas-ual Fridays Release – Day 2 – Doing Great

We are super excited because today Day 2 of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps release.  You also have a chance to win a prize during each reveal day so please stop by the main Cas-ual Fridays Stamp blog post to find out more info.

 

For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Doing Great stamp sets.  Check out the Cas-ual Fridays online store or click on the supplies list below to purchase the stamps we are revealing each day.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.

 

 

 

I have a very simple card today.  I started by ink-blending my background with some distress oxide inks on some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used cracked pistachio, faded jeans and dusty concord.  I sprayed some water on the colored background and blotted it with some paper towel.

 

I die-cut two pieces of white card stock using a scallop border die from my stash and foam mounted these pieces onto the card.

 

 

 

I just love the bold sentiment and this stamp set will be perfect to give to anyone who is going through some rough times.  Here’s another look:

 

 

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please visit Cas-ual Fridays Blog for a chance to win some prizes.  Come back tomorrow for Day 3 of the reveals.  Thank you so much for joining me and happy stamping!

 

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Cas-ual Fridays Release – Day 1 – Angels Hugs & Flower Angel

We are super excited because today Day 1 of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps release.  You also have a chance to win a prize during each reveal day so please stop by the main Ca-sual Fridays Stamp blog post to find out more info.

 

 

For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Flower Angel and Angel Hugs stamp sets.  Check out the Cas-ual Fridays online store or click on the supplies list below to purchase the stamps we are revealing each day.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.

 

 

For my first project, I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored it it with my Spectrum Noir Classique alcohol markers.  I fussy-cut the image using my precision snips.

 

I wanted to create a slimline card so I inked up a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 size Bristol white card stock using a Tim Holtz stencil and some distress oxide inks.  I also die-cut some white card stock and vellum using a clouds die from my stash.

 

I adhered the colored background onto a slimline card base and started to create my scene by foam mounting the clouds one at a time to create more dimension.  I also foam-mounted my focal image to the card.

 

Lastly, I stamped my sentiment to the card using some distress oxide ink.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I absolutely LOVE the sentiments on this stamp set.  Here’s a closer look at my card:

 

 

For my project, I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks and sprayed it with some water using my distress oxide sprayer.  I blotted it with some paper towel to dry.

 

I colored my images using some Spectrum Noir Classique alcohol markers and fussy cut the image using my precision snips.  I also die-cut a circle frame, a bow and clouds using some dies from my stash.

 

I foam-mounted the circle frame onto my card and started working on my scene by either foam-mounting the images or adhering them with liquid adhesive.

 

Lastly, I stamped my sentiment with versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set it with my heating tool.

 

 

To finish my design, I added some crystal jewel to my card for added texture.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please visit Cas-ual Fridays Blog for a chance to win some prizes.  Come back tomorrow for Day 2 of the reveals.  Thank you so much for joining me and happy stamping!

 

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National Coffee Day Blog Hop with CAS-ual Fridays

 

It’s National Coffee Day and we are celebrating at CASual Fridays with a blog hop.  For my project today, I am showcasing the Hearts A2 Panel Fri-Die, Cup of Coffee stamp set, Coffee Cup Fri-Dies and the Coffee Talk stamp set.  We have three prizes up for grabs so make sure to read at the end of the blog post for a chance to WIN.

 

To make this day even more fun, CASual Friday had put their entire COFFEE COLLECTION on Sale for 20% off.  No coupon code needed.  For further discount, you can avail my discount code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off.

 

 

To begin, I started by using a clouds stencil from my stash and inked up my background using different shades of distress oxide inks.  I wanted some oranges and pinks as my background color to symbolize fall.  I cut another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Hearts A2 panel fri-die.  I set this die-cut aside so I can work on the other elements I need for my card.

 

I stamped the coffee cup from the cup of coffee stamp set on a brown patterned paper.  I put this piece inside my MISTI stamping tool to stamp the sentiment from the coffee talk stamp set.  I used Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder, and heat-set this with my heating tool.

 

I adhered the colored panel on an A2 size side-fold card base.  I added the Hearts A2 background panel with liquid adhesive and started working on creating my scene.  I used some fall leaves that I die-cut awhile ago from my stash and started layering them for some added texture and dimension.

 

Lastly, I used another die from my stash to die-cut the “whipped cream” and colored it lightly with my alcohol markers.  I foam-mounted this piece onto my card.

 

 

I really LOVE how this card turned out.   The white sentiment on the coffee cup stood out and the colors of the leaves complimented the colored background.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Here are the details for the giveaway:

 

We have three (3) $15 prize codes up for grabs:

 

1.  1 lucky comment on the main Cas-ual Fridays Blog post win.

 

2.  1 lucky comment on @CASualFridaysStamps facebook group will win (follow the FB group).

 

3.  1 lucky comment on @casfridays Instagram account will win (follow @casfridays on instagram).

 

 

 

 

 

Only Santa Knows…. (If I’ve been Naughty or Nice)

Hello everyone!  Maria here with you today.  Just a quick heads up, the sale is still going strong so head on over to the shop before everything gets sold out.

I know it’s a little too early to even think about Christmas! I want to send mine early this year so I have started creating them already.  For my project today, I am showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set with the Naughty-isms stamp set.

To begin, I started by using a “make a wreath” stencil from my stash and stamped the little present images on Neenah solar white card stock.  I also stamped the snowflake with some light blue ink, and my bunny from the Little Huggables stamp set.

I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.

I adhered my colored panel to a red patterned paper and glued this piece on to an A2 size card base.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and stamped the paw print with Lobster red ink.  Here’s my card:

This card is really simple and can be mass-produced.  Here’s a little close-up:

I hope you like my Christmas card today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamps that I featured today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  Happy stamping!