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!

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 3 – Moo Stamp Set

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It is the third day of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the last two days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the third day, the design team is showcasing the Moo stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what it looks like:

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Here’s my card:

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Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with Copic markers.  Die cut the images using the coordinating dies.  I opted to color the cow with some dark brown Copic markers instead of the typical black to make it stand out.
  • cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white and use distress oxide inks to ink up the background.
  • use a die from my stash to die-cut the colored background.
  • use some small dies to die-cut the trees with some patterned papers.
  • adhere this piece on an A2 size card base with liquid and foam adhesive.
  • die-cut the clouds silhouette using some clouds die from my stash.
  • adhere the clouds on the card.
  • adhere the rest of the elements to the card.

Here’s a closer look:

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I finished my card design by adding some pink enamel heart to the barn.!  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Moo” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2 – Cluck Stamp Set

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It is the second day of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Cluck stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what it looks like:

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Here’s my card:

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How I made it:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with Copic markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • die-cut the speech bubbles using the Speech bubble die set and stamp the sentiment on each bubble.
  • die-cut the clouds using the Sky borders die set and the Picket Fence with some white card stock.
  • cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and use the Sunscape stencil to ink up the background with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber distress oxide inks.
  • use the distress sprayer to spray some water on the inked up background and wipe it with some paper towel.
  • die-cut the grass three times using the grass border die with some patterned paper.
  • adhere the clouds using some foam adhesive.
  • assemble the rest of the elements to finish the card design.

 

To finish my design, I used my Sakura white gel pen to add some lines and dots on the images.  Here’s a closer look:

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This whole scene just cracks me up.  If I have to choose a favorite for this week’s reveal, I think it would be this stamp set!

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Would you like to win the “Cluck” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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All You Need is a Little Vitamin Sea

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  Before I start with my post, I just want to let you all know that TRHD is having a St. Patrick’s day special (see details below).   Take advantage and order your favorites now!

For my project today, I am showcasing the beautiful Sofishticated 6×8 stamp set.   Here’s what it looks like:

 

Here’s my card:

 

HERE’S HOW I MADE IT:

  • Stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color the images in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • Die-cut the image with an electronic die-cutting machine or fussy cut with scissors.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2.
  • Use some 110 lb card stock to die-cut using the Coral Collage die and the Under the Sea Collage die.
  • Color with copic markers.

  • Use the Under the Sea Collage die again to die-cut fun foam.  Adhere this piece on top of the “colored” Coral Collage to give them dimension.
  • Adhere the colored images on the foreground.
  • Use Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink to stamp the sentiment “All you need is a little vitamin sea” with your MISTI stamping tool.

Here’s a closer look:

I finished my design by adding some sparkling clear jewels to make them look like bubbles.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my sea-themed card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places. Have an amazing day and happy crafting!  

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3 – Newton’s Block Party & Frames Squared Die Set

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It is the third day of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the last two days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the third day, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Block Party stamp set and the Frames Squared Die set that we revealed yesterday.

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NEWTON’S BLOCK PARTY
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FRAMES SQUARE DIE SET

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Here’s how I made my card:

  • die-cut the scallop frame from the Frames Squared die set with some Neenah solar white card stock.
  • color the images using Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • adhere this colored image onto a purple patterned paper. Cut the excess.
  • cut an A2 size card base and cover with patterned paper.
  • i used a die from my stash to add the wonky stitch details on both sides.
  • adhere the colored image on the card base.

Here’s a closer look:

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To finish my card design, I added some Stardust stickles to the cupcake and white dots using my Sakura gel pen!  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Block Party” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 2 – Floral Fringe and Frames Squared Die Set

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It is the second day of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Floral Fringe stamp set and the Frames Squared die set.  Here’s what they look like:

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FLORAL FRINGE STAMP SET
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FRAMES SQUARED DIE SET

Here’s how I made my card:

  • die-cut the square scallop from some Neenah solar white card stock using the Frames Squared die set.
  • stamp the floral fringe image on this piece and color with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • use the banners die (4th piece from the die set) to die-cut the middle piece of the colored background to create the “ghost” die-cut.
  • cut the leaves on white card stock using the Flower Trio die set and adhere this on the colored background.
  • adhere the “ghost” die-cut on top of the leaves, making sure you are aligning all the images together to create a seamless look.
  • Cut a square card base using the biggest die from the Frames Squared die set and assemble the card.

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To finish my design, I added some sparkling clear jewels from Kat Scrappiness.  Here’s a closer look:

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I love that the Floral Fringe stamp set is so unique and the sentiments that Jen included in the set can be used for any occasion!  I also LOVE that the Frames Squared die set have different shapes and can certainly be used in different paper crafting projects.  Here’s another look at the card:

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Would you like to win the “Floral Fringe Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 3 – Newton’s Peeps

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It is the third day of the February reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the last two days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For the third day, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Peeps stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

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NEWTON’S PEEPS STAMP SET & DIES

 

Here’s how I made my box card:

  • stamp and color the images using the Newton’s Peeps stamp set.
  • use the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.
  • use the grassy hills die from the land border die set and die-cut the grass using green patterned papers.
  • die-cut the box die with card stock and patterned paper.
  • die-cut the rest of the elements to create the scene.
  • die-cut the “Happy Easter” from some black card stock. The happy easter die is from the Spring Pile Up die set and we are showcasing them tomorrow.
  • assemble the card.

 

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I love this scene with Newton and his peeps and I think the colors are so cheerful.  This card will be displayed in my studio, for sure.  Here’s a closer look:

 

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I adhered the sun with some acetate sheet.  The white flowers are from the Woodland Spring stamp set that we showcased yesterday.

 

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Peeps” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2 – Woodland Spring

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It is the second day of the February reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Woodland Spring stamp set and coordinating dies as well as the Bokeh Stencil set.  I also used the Land Border and Forest Scene Builder Dies. Here’s what it looks like:

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WOODLAND SPRING STAMP SET AND DIES
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BOKEH STENCIL SET

Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp the image on some smooth white card stock and color them in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • Die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • use the bokeh stencil set and ink up the background using mini ink blending tools and distress oxide inks.
  • use a stitched tag corner rectangle die to die-cut the middle piece.  Die-cut another white card stock for the center piece, and ink it up using the handmade clouds stencil.
  • die-cut a frame using the stitched tag corner rectangle frames die.
  • use the forest scene builder dies to die-cut the trees.
  • use the land border die to die-cut the hills.
  • assemble the card.

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The Bokeh stencil set makes a perfect background to this sweet image.  The stencil is definitely a must-have.  The images on the Woodland Spring stamp set are too cute as well.  I also added some sparkling clear jewels to finish the design.  Here’s a closer look:

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Who is ready for spring?  I know some of you are still covered in snow and are waiting for warmer weather.  I can’t even imagine what you guys are going through.

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Would you like to win the “Woodland Spring” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 4 – My Type and Candy Heart

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I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the January reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the last day of the reveals, the design team is showcasing two mini stamp sets with its coordinating dies.  They are My Type and Candy Heart.  Here’s what they look like:

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For my first card, I stamped my images with memento ink and colored the images in with Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with its coordinating die.  I used my handmade circle stencil and inked up a piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock using different pastel color inks.

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I stamped the sentiments using the Candy Heart stamp set and adhered the pieces onto my card with some foam adhesive.

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I adore this mini stamp set.  You can use this stamp set not jsut for Valentine’s Day but for any occasion as well.  Here’s a closer look:

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For Christmas this year, my daughter gave me a mint-green typewriter!  I was bawling when I received it!  I’ve always wanted one and every time my daughter and I went to Michael’s I would stop by to admire the typewriter and say to her one of these days I’ll get one of these.  She bought it out of her teacher’s salary!  I was so touched by this and I was super emotional that day!  So coloring the typewriter with pastel colors reminded me of my very special gift from my loving daughter!

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For my second project, I also used the cat images from the Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set.  I wanted these kitties sitting on a pyramid of candy hearts.  I stamped he images with memento ink and colored them in with Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  Here’s my second card:

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I used a Hearts embossing folder that I purchased from Hobby Lobby to add more details to the card.  To finish my design, I added the red heart from the Heart Sprinkles Embellishment from Kat Scrappiness.  Here’s a closer look:

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Don’t you just love the kissing kitties?  Those Candy Hearts are adorable too!  The coordinating die really cuts out the hearts perfectly and is a must-have.  These mini sets are so inexpensive!

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Would you like to win both the “My Type” and “Candy Heart” Stamp Set?
We will choose ONE lucky winner to win both of these mini stamp sets!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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