Birthday Card with CAS-ual Fridays

Hello my crafty friends!  I’m back on the blog today for Cas-ual Fridays Stamps sharing a fun birthday card, showcasing one of my favorite stamp set from the latest release, called Salty Stamp Set along with the Margarita Glass Die and Chunky Chevron 6×6 Stencil.

I started by stamping the Margarita glass image on some Bristol smooth white card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I colored the image in using my Zig Clean Real Brush Markers then used the coordinating die to die-cut it out.
For added texture, the background was made by using the Chunky Chevron 6×6 stencil on some Bristol smooth A2-size panel with Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink.  I used my distress sprayer to add more depth and texture to the background.  I foam-mounted the focal image onto the colored panel and added some white dots to the image using my gel pen.

I adhered my focal panel on some A2-size notecard with my tape runner.  I put this panel back to my Misti stamping tool and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  For more texture, I used some Stardust stickles to add some glittery shine on the “salt”.
I finished my design by adding some iridescent sequins to the background.  Here’s another look:
This stamp set is so versatile and definitely a must-have for any stamper, like me!  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.
Please don’t forget to use my coupon code for 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Grateful to Count You Among My Blessings

Hello Cas-ual Fridays fans!  I’m back today to share a super simple card that you can easily mass-produce, showcasing the Wheat Wreath stamp set.  If you didn’t know, this stamp set is currently on clearance so grab it while you can before it sells out!  

 

 

I started by inking up my background using a circle stencil from my collection with some quick dry dye inks (bubblegum, butter and peach fuzz) using my blending brushes.
I stamped the wheat wreath and the sentiment with some Versamark ink and sprinkled some Wow! gold embossing powder.  I heat-set this with my heating tool.

 

I finished my design by adding the gold bow, from the Pear Tree Dies (that is also on the clearance section).  I adhered this on an A2-size card base.  Here’s another look:

 

This card is really simple but I love how it turned out.  This card can be easily mass-produce to give out to family and friends during Thanksgiving!
Y’all need to grab these supplies before they sell out.

 

On top of the clearance price, you can even use my discount code below to get an additional 15% off!
I hope you like my card today and happy stamping!

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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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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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Crafting of Hue Sponsorship Hop with CAS-ual Fridays

 

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is this weekend’s sponsor for Crafting of Hue and we are celebrating with a SALE and a GIVEAWAY!.  Starting today through July 12, 2020, all Stencils are only $5.00.  You can also use my coupon code below to get an additional 15% off your order.   Cas-ual Fridays is also giving away a $50 shopping code to ONE lucky commenter!  All you have to do is leave a comment on all the hop stop (line up listed below) to be eligible to win.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Friday Blog on Tuesday, July 14th.

 

 

Don’t forget to check out the clearance section because everything there is only $0.99

 

Now back to my project!  Don’t you just love stencils?  They are so versatile and can be used in many different ways to create your projects.   For my card today, I am showcasing the Blossom Bubble stencil with the Just Breathe Fri-dies

 

I used the Blossom Bubble stencilmini sponge daubers and some hybrid inks to create my focal image.  I used my paint brush and some distress oxide inks and splatter some color on my card for added texture.

 

I cut down my card panel to 5 inches and adhered this piece on some A2 size card base.  I added the black strip at the bottom with the black & white patterned paper.  I also used my white gel pen to add more texture on the center of each the flower.

 

 

To finish my design, I adhered some Crystal Clear Jewels with some liquid glue.  Easy, peasy!   Here’s another look:

 

 

I hope you got inspired today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Hop here:

CAS-ual Fridays
Michelle Wallace 
Vicki Dutcher 
Larissa Heskett 
Nora Noll 
Maria Russell (you are here)
Lisa Bzibziak 
Carolina Flores 

 

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You Are Capable of More Than You Know

How’s everyone doing?  Maria here on the blog with you today and I am back to give you more inspiration using products from the last release.  

Lately, I have been making more clean and simple cards that can be easily mass-produced to send to friends.  For my project today, I am showcasing the Terrific Flowers stamp set, along with the Blossom Bubble stencil.

 

To make the card, I started by using my anti-static powder tool and dabbed this on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I used my Misti stamping tool to stamp the flower images with some versamark ink.  I then sprinkled some white embossing powder and used my heating tool to heat-set the image.

I used pixie spray on the Blossom Bubble stencil and placed it against the stamped image.  The spray will make the stencil a bit tacky so that it doesn’t shift while you’re coloring the image.  This is a must-have tool for anyone who loves to use stencils.

To color the images, I used my mini sponge dauber and some hybrid inks and started pouncing lightly until the colors are well-blended, putting more pressure to the bottom of each flower for added dimension.  Easy peasy!

I stamped the sentiment from one of my favorite stamp sets from Cas-ual Fridays called “Be”, using some light gray dye ink.  To add texture, I used the same gray dye ink and watercolor brush to add some splatters to the card.  I finished my design by adding some iridescent jewels to the card, giving it more dimension.  Here’s another look:

I hope I have given you some inspiration today to create some clean and simple cards, using stamps and stencils from the shop.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Please don’t don’t forget to use my coupon code (below) to get 15% off your order.   Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop with Cas-ual Fridays

 

 

Hello hoppers!  I have the pleasure in being a stop on the “#Spread Joy Not Germsblog hop initiated by Catherine Pooler  and Alexandra of The Hedgehog Hollow.  You should have arrived here from Kerys Sharrock’s blog, and your next stop is Wendy Nicola Jackson’s blog.   If you ever get lost along the way, just stop by Catherine Pooler’s blog or The Hedgehog Hollow.  There are lots of prizes to be given away so please read at the end of the blog post to see how you can participate and be eligible to win!

 

For my card today, I am showcasing the Pretty Posies stamp set and Posies fri-dies by CAS-ual Fridays stamps.

 

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I ink-blended an A2-size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks.  I adhered this panel on a white side-fold card base.

 

I die-cut some white card stock using a watercolor striped background coverplate and foam-mounted this piece on the colored background.  I also adhered the flowers with foam and liquid adhesive.

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and added white dots in the center of the flowers using my Sakura gelli-roll pen.   Here’s a closer look at the card:

 

 

The Pretty Posies stamp set is one of my favorites from CAS-ual Fridays.  They are so easy to color.  Here’s another look:

 

 
PRIZES
We have 31 Sponsors!!  
The prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs and all the comments. Leave as many comments on as many blogs as you can!  Some of the companies are not only giving away prizes but also offering discounts and freebies.  This info will be found on the sponsor’s blogs so KEEP HOPPING!  
 
Deadline to enter to leave a comment is April 24 for prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine Pooler ‘s and Alexandra’s blogs
Sponsor and Prize List:
Catherine Pooler Designs – $20 Gift Certificate on each of the Brand Ambassadors’ blogs 
Hedgehog Hollow – one month free sub to the box with free us shipping
Artesprix – Getting Started Kit
Beacon – Product gift bag 
Brutus Monroe – $50 GC
CAS-ual Fridays – Win the new release – over $80 value
Dina Kowal – Two $10 gift codes to Dina Kowal Creative
Dress My Craft – $35 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson – $35 Gift Certificate
Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate
Heffy Doodle – £35 voucher for the store
iCrafter – $20 Gift Certificate 
Ink on 3 – $35 Gift Certificate
Joy Claire – $25 Gift Certificate
Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate
Paper Sweeties – $50 Gift Certificate
Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate
Pink and Main – $25 Gift Certificate
Rabbit Hole Designs – $10.00 gift code on each DT members blogs
Sassy and Crafty Stamps – $35 Gift Certificate
STAMPlorations – $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.
Taylored Expressions – $50 Gift Certificate
Trinity Stamps– $25 Gift Certificate
The Ton – $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
Unity – two $25 Gift Certificates 
Whimsy Stamps – $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs
WOW! Embossing Powder – two gift vouchers £30 UK or Europe & $30 for US winner
Xyron – Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill
You’re Next Stamp – $25 Gift Certificate

Wishing You A Magical Birthday with Cas-ual Fridays

I hope everyone’s doing well!  I’m sharing a simple birthday card today showcasing the Be a Unicorn stamp set with the Unicorn Fri-Die.

 

 

I stamped the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Ink in Brown.  I colored the image in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and used the Unicorn Fri-Die to die-cut the image.

 

I cut an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock on an angle and foam-mounted this piece on an A2 size card base.  I added the rainbow patterned paper.

 

The black decorative border was die-cut using a retired border die from Cas-ual Fridays but you can use any other border die to add to your card.

 

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black in and added some crystal jewels.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Please visit the Cas-ual Friday online store and check out the clearance section now reduced to 75% off, as well as check out the new release.  You can also use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off your order.