We’ll Get Through This Together with CAS-ual Fridays

I hope everyone’s doing well!  I’ve been enjoying creating some rainbow-themed cards lately and I have another one for you today, showcasing products by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.


To begin, I used the Love Ribbon stencil and inked up an A2-size black card panel with some white pigment ink.  I waited for about half an hour until the ink was dry.    


I used my mini ink blending tools to add color on top of the white ink using distress oxide inks in rainbow colors. 


I used my Glitz Glitter Gel and stencil pal to add more texture and interest to the image.  I waited for another half an hour until the gel was completely dry.



I stamped the sentiment from the Heart ribbon stamp set using Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder, then heat-set using my heating tool.


To finish my design, I die-cut the word “hope” twice using some gray and white card stock.  I glued both pieces together to create dimension and adhered it onto the card panel with some liquid glue.


I love that the colors really popped against the black background!  Here’s another look:



Here are the supplies I used today:




I hope you like my project.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order.   Supplies are listed and linked below for ease of reference.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!



Hope Is Stronger Than Fear with Cas-ual Fridays

Hello and happy Sunday! I am back with another CAS card, showcasing the Hope Ribbon stamp set, the Big Hope Fri-Die and the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die.


To make the card, I stamped the image on some Bristol smooth white card stock with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder on top.  I heat-set this image using my heating tool.  I ink-blended this piece with some Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink and use the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die to die-cut the piece.

I cut a rainbow patterned paper and adhered this piece on some A2 size card base.  I foam-mounted the focal image in the middle of the card.

I die-cut the word “hope” on some white and black card stock.  I slightly offset the white die-cut on the black to create some dimension.  I adhered this piece on top of the focal image.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and heat-embossed this again with my heating tool.  I added some sparkling clear jewels to finish my design.  Here’s my card:

I don’t know what it is but I have been into some rainbow-backgrounds lately.  It honestly makes me happy to see the rainbow colors.  Here’s a closer 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 for 15% off your order.

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!



Life Is Tough But So Are You with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you all had a great holiday with your loved ones!  I sure enjoyed having spent Christmas and New Year’s with my family.  Quality time with my husband and children is one of the things I cherish that nurtures my soul.  I needed a break from all of my DT responsibilities  and so grateful that I got to do it this year.


One of my friends was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and she is currently going through chemo.  Thank God they were able to detect it at an early stage.  However, going through chemo is taking its toll on her tiny frame that she is starting to feel really depressed.  I wanted to cheer her up by creating this card today, showcasing the Newton’s Support stamp set.


I started by creating my own mask by die-cutting a circle on some 110 lb card stock with my circle die.  I used washi tape to temporarily adhere this piece on some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used my blending brush and Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink to ink up my card stock.  I splattered some water on the card stock and dabbed it with my paper towel to dry.


I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the image with my alcohol markers.  Since this set didn’t have a coordinating die, I used my cutter-bee scissors to fussy-cut the image.  I also die-cut the “big hugs” circle twice, using a die from my stash and adhered them together with some liquid adhesive.


I adhered the ink-blended background on some pink card base and also adhered the “big hugs” die-cut with some liquid adhesive.  I foam-mounted my colored image in the middle of the circle.  Lastly, I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s what it looks like:



My friend also LOVES cats so this stamp set is perfect to use for my card today.  Here’s a closer look:



I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and 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!

KatScrappiness & Newton’s Nook Breast Cancer Awareness Card Challenge

Hello stampers and crafters! I am back today to share a card that I have made for the Kat Scrappiness and Newton’s Nook Breast Cancer Awareness Card challenge. The only requirement to join the challenge is to create a card with an encouraging/supportive message.

I started out by stamping the feathers using my Virginia Turtle stamp set called “Radiate Positivity” onto vellum card stock using my Versamark Ink. I then used my white embossing powder and heat-set the image. I used my precision scissors to fuzzy-cut the image and set it aside.

I die-cut my card panel using my scallop border die from Lawn Fawn and my peek-a-boo scallop die from MFT Stamps. I covered the window with some clear acetate and used my scotch foam adhesive to create my shaker panel. At this point, I used my stampoholic nano to stamp my sentiment on the front panel.

I wanted to use soft colors for my card and decided to use a mixture of 3 gorgeous sequins and confetti mix from Kat Scrappiness (6 mm powder pink, crystal clear flower blossom and pink flamingo confetti mix). I then adhered my shaker panel to my card base.


I finished the design by adhering the vellum feathers on the top of my peek-a-boo shaker window, and topped-it off with my pink ribbon, and also added some white diamond sequins to the front of the card.


I hope you like what I created. Here is the photo of the challenge in case you would like to participate and win some prizes.


Please don’t forget to use the coupon code “BCA2016” for 10% off your order at http://www.katscrappiness.com.  This coupon code is valid from October 17 to 21, 2016.

Supplies I have used: