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!

Hope Shaker Card with Cas-ual Fridays Stamp

Hello everyone! It’s Maria back on the blog with you today with another card, showcasing the Tin Roof Cover Die and the Big Hope Fri-Die.

 

This type of card is never easy to make.  A friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago and she is currently going through some chemo treatment.  She’s doing really well (thank the Lord above)!  I will be sending her a gift and so I created this card to go along with it.

This card is really simple to make and I didn’t even do any stamping.  I started by die-cutting the Tin Roof Cover Die with a 110 lb. white card stock.  I also die-cut the word “hope” and set both aside as I worked on my background.

I ink-blended an A2 size Bristol Smooth white card stock with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick using a sunburst stencil.  I know you can hardly see the inside but it is a sun-ray.  I figured the significance of this would have a huge impact since there’s always light at the end of the tunnel, and she is almost there!

I die-cut a frame die and adhered my Tin Roof die-cut behind the frame.  I wanted to create a shaker card and needed the frame to cover the foam tape.  I also adhered the acetate sheet to keep the shaker elements intact.

I used some light pink and crystal sequins mix with sparkling stars for my shaker element.  This card is so pretty in real life.

To finish my design, I ink-blended the “hope” die-cut with the same distress oxide ink that I used for the background and layered it with some dark gray card stock to add some texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

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

Funny Birthday Card with Frankly-isms by CAS-ual Fridays

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I am back with a super funny (and quick), clean & simple card showcasing the Frankly-isms stamp set.

I have been dying to use this stamp set for a friend’s birthday.  She and I share the same twisted humor and I thought this is going to be a perfect birthday card for her.

I ink-blended an A2-size Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I used a stencil from my stash and combined Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple with my mini ink blending tools.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle and adhered this piece on an A2-size card base.

I finished my design by adding the sparkling clear jewels to add more interest and texture.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my project today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamp that I featured today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order at CAS-ual Fridays.  The rest of the supplies are listed and linked below. Happy stamping!

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More Little Huggables with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans! It’s Maria back on the blog with you today with another card, showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set and Little Critter Fri-Dies.

Here’s my card:

 

I started with an A2 size Neenah solar white panel and used a circle die from my stash to die-cut the middle.

The inner circle was ink blended with distress oxide inks, using a clouds stencil for some pop of color.

I stamped and colored the images with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them all out.

I added some fun foam to the card panel for stability and adhered the little critters.  I glued this panel on my card base.

I positioned the sentiments on my acrylic block and stamped them under each little critter.  I also stamped the little paw prints using some ballet slippers ink.

I finished my design by using my black gel pen to add some interest and texture to their noses and eyes.  Here’s a closer look:

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

Little Huggable Stamp & Little Critters Fri-Dies – June Release by CAS-ual Fridays

Hello, hello my crafty peeps!  I am joining the CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad to bring you the Little Huggable Stamp Set and Little Critters Fri-Dies. It is the first day of the June release and I am so thrilled to be asked by Michele to guest-design this month. I have missed the ink squad so much and I am happy to announce that starting in July, I am once again part of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps design team.

 

 

For my first project, I started out by stamping my images with Spectrum Noir Finesse Black Ink.  This is an alcohol-friendly ink and perfect to use with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the images using the Little Critters Fri-Dies.

 

 

The background was ink-blended with some distress oxide inks for some pop of color.  I also used a small star die from my stash to die-cut three windows on some white card stock.   I used fun foam to add dimension and stability, and adhered the die-cut panel on the ink-blended background.

 

 

I die-cut the word “hello” using the Sweet Friend Fri-Dies on some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I ink-blended this carefully with distress oxide inks and adhered this piece on the card front.  I finished my card design by adhering the critters and adding sparkling clear jewels on the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second project, I once again ink-blended an A2-size Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I sprayed this with water and dabbed it with some paper towel for some added interest and texture.  I adhered this background on an A2 size card base.

 

I also die-cut two white panels using a border die from my stash and adhered these pieces with fun foam and liquid glue for some added dimension.  I die-cut the palm trees using another die from my stash on some Bristol smooth white card stock and colored it with distress oxide inks.  I adhered the pieces on the card front with foam and liquid adhesives.

 

 

I finished my design by adding the sentiment “Pooches Gracias” stamped with versamark ink and heat-set using my heating tool.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my projects today.   How about some prizes??     Michele is giving away three (3) $20 gift codes.  All you have to do is:

 

  1. share about the new release on your social media (instagram, facebook, etc.)
  2. Leave a comment on the main blog post by clicking this link –> CAS-ual Fridays Stamp
  3. check out more project inspiration at the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.

The new items are now available for purchase at the shop.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing weekend, and happy stamping!

 

Friendship Card and a Farewell to CAS-ual Fridays

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  Maria here on the blog with you today.  I am so sad to say that this is going to be my last post as a member of the Ink squad.  Being on this team has made me a better designer and having Michele Gross as our lady boss, wow! I can’t even stop the tears as I’m writing this.  Michele is the best ever and the girls on this team are simply sweet and amazing!  I could never ask for a better team!  Sadly, my schedule has gone a bit awry but I will continue to promote CAS-ual Fridays and if you follow my blog or instagram, you will still see these projects.

For my project today, I am showcasing my favorite dies from the March release.  I used the Tin Roof Cover Fri-Die and the Sweet Friend Fri-Dies.

 

Here’s my card:

 

How I made the card:

  • die-cut the Tin Roof Cover Fri-Die with some 110 lb smooth white card stock.  also die-cut a frame die from my stash with to layer this together.
  • adhere acetate sheet with using strong adhesive to create the window for the shaker.
  • add some foam adhesive and add sequin mix for the shaker element.
  • close the shaker card by adding patterned paper with strong adhesive.
  • die-cut the “Hello” from the Sweet Friend Fri-dies on some black card stock.
  • run this piece through a sticker maker and adhere the same on the foreground.
  • stamp the sentiment from the Supercalifragilistic stamp set on some vellum with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat emboss using clear embossing powder.  Adhere this piece around the card and secure with tape on the back.
  • adhere this shaker piece on an A2 side folding card base.
Here’s a closer look:

To finish my design, I used my Sakura white gel pen to add some lines and dots to the “Hello” sentiment.

 

I hope you like my card and got inspired to create something beautiful today!  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.   I hope you have an amazing day, and happy crafting!

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps March Release – Day 7 – Tin Roof Cover Die

It is the last day of the March release by CAS-ual Fridays stamps and today, we are showcasing the Tin Roof Cover die.   The good news is you don’t have to wait!  The March release is now available at the shop.

 

For my card below,  I am showcasing the Tin Roof Cover die with the Somebunny stamp set and the Bunny Fri-Dies.

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CARD RECIPE:

  • I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and use the die to die-cut the image.
  • I used crystal glaze to add some shine to the balloon.  I set this aside to dry.
  • I used the Tin Roof Cover die to die-cut two pieces with some white card stock.  I adhered them together with liquid glue.  I adhered this piece on some A2-size side-fold card base.
  • I used another die from my stash to die-cut a white frame and adhered this on my card with some foam adhesive.
  • I adhered my little bunny with some foam adhesive.
  • I stamped my sentiment on some black card stock with some versafine ink and heat-embossed this with some white embossing powder and my heating tool.
  • I finished my design my adhering the sentiment on my card and used some white Nuvo crystal drops.

 

Here’s a little close-up:

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I think the Somebunny stamp set is one of my all-time favorite sets from CAS-ual Fridays.  I use this stamp set all the time.  Here’s another look:

 

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At the end of the week, Michele will choose 2 winners using random.org – one lucky duck will win a Huggable Critters set and the other lucky duck will win all 5 of our new stencils!

 

I hope you like my project today.   The new items are now available for purchase at the shop.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing weekend, and happy crafting!

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps March Release – Day 6 – Just Breathe

It is day 6 of the March release by CAS-ual Fridays stamps and today, we are showcasing the Just Breathe Fri-dies.   The good news is you don’t have to wait!  The March release is now available at the shop.

 

For my card below, I used the Just Breathe Fri-Dies with the Curtis stencil.

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CARD RECIPE:

  • I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks.
  • I used the Curtis stencil with the same ink colors to create a subtle pattern on my card.
  • I used a border die from my stash to die-cut two pieces of some white card stock.
  • I adhered these pieces on my colored background with foam adhesive.
  • I die-cut the “Just Breathe” words die (three times) using the Just Breathe Fri-dies.
  • I adhered my sentiment in the middle of my card.
  • I added some white jewels to finish my design.

 

Here’s a little close-up:

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I think this Just Breath Fri-dies is a must-have for any paper crafter!  It also cut’s like butter!  I love that it is perfect to use for any “encouragement-themed” card.

 

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How about some prizes?? 
Comment on each of our release posts this week telling us what you like about the new product that day.
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At the end of the week, Michele will choose 2 winners using random.org – one lucky duck will win a Huggable Critters set and the other lucky duck will win all 5 of our new stencils!

 

I hope you like my project today.   The new items are now available for purchase at the shop.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing weekend, and happy crafting!

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps March Release – Day 5 – Noteworthy

It is day 5 of the March release by CAS-ual Fridays stamps and today, we are showcasing the Noteworthy Fri-Dies.   The good news is you don’t have to wait!  The March release is now available at the shop.

 

For my card below, I used the Noteworthy Fri-Dies, the Jumping Jack Fri-dies and a retired stamp called “Be”.

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CARD RECIPE:

  • I used some black card stock to die-cut my spiral piece using the Noteworthy fri-dies, three times and adhered them together with liquid glue.
  • I cut a patterned paper using the same die and stamped my encouraging sentiment using the Be stamp set.
  • I used some glitter card stock to die-cut my embellishment using the Jumping Jacks Fri-Dies. and adhered the pieces on my card.
  •  I cut two strips of rainbow pattered paper and adhered both pieces on the sides of my card base.  I adhered the other elements I needed to finish my card.

 

Here’s another look:

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I love the versatility of these dies.  They are quite unique!  I thought about crating a scrapbook layout using the same dies as well.

 

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How about some prizes?? 
Comment on each of our release posts this week telling us what you like about the new product that day.
Follow us on Instagram
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Sign up for our Newsletter on the blog sidebar.
At the end of the week, Michele will choose 2 winners using random.org – one lucky duck will win a Huggable Critters set and the other lucky duck will win all 5 of our new stencils!

 

I hope you like my project today.   The new items are now available for purchase at the shop.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing weekend, and happy crafting!