Congratulations! You Got Rescued! with Cas-ual Fridays

 

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps is having a Crafting of Hue special and we are celebrating with a 20% off on our entire critter collection.  You can also use my coupon code mentioned at the end of this post for an additional §15% off your order! 

 

For my card today, I am showcasing one of my favorite stamp set called Nate & Friday.

 

 

I started by ink-blending some Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I sprayed this panel using my distress sprayer and dried it with some paper towel for added texture.

 

I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and fussy-cut using my precision snips.  I also die-cut the Congratulations circle frame die-namics on some 110 lb card stock four times and adhered with liquid glue for more dimension.  I adhered this piece on my colored background and foam-mounted my image in the middle.

 

I adhered the colored panel on an A2 size card base and stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx black ink.  

 

 

To finish my design, I added some sparkling clear jewels.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  The supplies I used will be listed and linked below.  Please use my coupon code for an additional 15% off your order!  Have an amazing weekend and happy stamping!

 

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Hi There Hop Stuff! with Cas-ual Fridays

Happy Tuesday!  I’m back for Cas-ual Fridays Stamps  today with this fun card, showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set and Little Critters fri-die with the Hearts A2 Panel fri-die.

 

 

I started by stamping the bunnies on Neenah solar white card stock with Desert Sand Memento Ink.  I colored the images with my alcohol markers and die cut using the coordinating dies.

 

I ink-blended an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and used some clouds and hills stencil to create the background.  I die-cut the A2 Hearts Panel die with some white card stock and foam-mounted this panel.  I carefully inserted the bunnies and adhered using foam adhesive.

 

 

Lastly, I die-cut some hearts and stamped the sentiment on some black strip of card stock and adhered to the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

This card turned out so cute.  I hope you got inspired today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day!

 

 

Humorous Card with Cas-ual Fridays Stamps

Back today with Cas-ual Fridays Stamps sharing this humorous card, showcasing the 4×6 This Sucks stamp set with the Tin Roof Stencil and Jumping Jacks Fri-Dies.

To begin, I used a patterned paper from my stash and stuck this panel on my mat with some removable tape.  I used Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks with the Tin Roof stencil to add more interest to the background.  I set this piece aside to dry for about half an hour.

I used my powder bag to remove static on the card panel and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled white embossing powder and heat-set this piece with my heating tool.  I adhered this panel on an A2 size side-fold card base.

I die-cut two decorative borders using a die from my stash and foam-mounted the pieces on my card.  I finished my design by die-cutting the Jumping Jacks Fri-Dies on some white card stock and adhered them with liquid glue.  I added some iridescent jewels to further adorn the card.  Here’s what it looks like:

This card will definitely cheer someone who is having a bad day!

I hope you like my project today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.  Have and amazing day and happy stamping!

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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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Casual Fridays Release – Day 5 – This Sucks

We are super excited because today is Day 5 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 Ca-sual Fridays Stamp blog post to find out more info.

 

 

For the fifth day of the reveals, we are showcasing the This Sucks 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.

 

 

 

To begin, I ink-blended my background with some distress oxide inks.  I used Squeezed Lemonade, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick, dusty concord, peacock feathers and cracked pistachio.  I sprayed my background with some water using the distress sprayer and blotted it with paper towel.  I stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.

 

I used a border die from my stash to die-cut the scalloped edge on my foreground.  I also used the same border die to die-cut some black card stock.  I adhered both pieces on an A2 size card base.

 

To finish my design, I used my N3 copic marker to add some dots for more texture.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I love the rainbow-colored background and the bold sentiment.  This card is perfect for to give to a friend who’s having a bad day.  We all have one of those and this stamp set is a must-have for any stamper.  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 the last day of the reveals.  Thank you so much for joining me and happy stamping!

 

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Cas-ual Fridays Release – Day 4 – Hearty Horse

We are super excited because today Day 4 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 fourth day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Hearty Horse 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 another simple card today.  I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the image in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the small solid heart stamp and stamped the hearts with different dye inks.

 

I die-cut a stitched flag die from my stash and stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink.  I foam-mounted this piece onto my card.

 

To finish my design, I added the pink bow and Nuvo glitter drops to the hearts.  Here’s my card:

 

 

 

This card is so simple but I love how it turned out.  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 3 of the reveals.  Thank you so much for joining me and happy stamping!

 

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