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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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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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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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 4 – Trellis Cover Die

It is day 4 of the March release by CAS-ual Fridays stamps and today, we are showcasing the Trellis Cover Die.   The good news is you don’t have to wait!  The March release is now available at the shop.

 

Here’s my card:

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CARD RECIPE:

  • I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Worn Lipstick, Spiced marmalade, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Broken China and Seedless Preserves distress oxide inks
  • I used the Trellis Cover die to die-cut the smooth white card stock three times.
  • I adhered them all together with liquid glue.
  • I die-cut the “hello”  (using the Sweet Friend dies) three times from some black card stock and adhered them together with liquid glue.
  • I adhered the white trellis die-cut on my colored background and adhered the sentiment “hello” with some liquid adhesive.

 

Here’s a little close-up:

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The new Trellis Cover die is so intricate and elegant and it cuts like butter!  I am in-love with this die.  You can create so many different projects using this die set, the possibilities are endless!

 

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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!

Love You to the Moon & Back – Welcome Baby Card with Cas-ual Fridays

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I was recently asked by a neighbor (she just became a grandma) to create a Welcome Baby Boy card and of course,  I immediately thought of the Some Bunny stamp set.  Here’s what it looks like:

CARD RECIPE:

  • Stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color them in with Copic markers or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • I fussy-cut the image using my precision cut scissors.
  • On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I inked up my background using some clouds stencil die with some dye inks, using the life-changing brushes.
  • I used a clouds border die with my embossing mat to create the clouds impression on my background.
  • I die-cut another piece of white card stock and adhered this piece on my colored background with some foam adhesive.
  • I inked up some white card stock and die-cut the words “Love you to the moon and back” using a die from my stash.
  • I used fun foam and liquid glue to adhere the sentiment strip on my card.
  • I adhered the stamped images onto my card.

To finish my design, I added some stardust stickles to the moon and stars.  Here’s a closer look:

I thinks this stamp set is a must-have for any stampers.  You can use this set to create so many cards for any occasion.

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 weekend, and happy crafting!

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Serendipi-tea

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I wanted to create a cheerful card for those of my crafty peeps out there still covered in snow!  For my project today, I am showcasing the Serendipi-tea stamp set and the Tea Pot Fri-Dies.  Here’s what they look like:

I started out by inking up my Bristol smooth white card stock using distress oxide inks (Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber), with a sun stencil.  I cut a gingham patterned paper with some black card stock and adhered it onto my colored background.  I run this piece through my die-cutting machine with a stitched rectangle die.

On a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, I die-cut the tea pot and the cup using the Tea Pot Fri-Dies.  I used the negative piece and aligned it on my stamping tool so I can stamp my images from the Serendipi-tea stamp set.  I colored the images in with Copic markers, and adhered these on my card.

I adhered some cloud silhouette die-cuts and stamped the sentiment on my card.  To finish my design, I added the Sparkling Clear Jewels.  Here’s a closer look:

I think this card is so cheerful and can definitely brighten someone’s day!  The sparkling clear jewels looked so pretty against the background.

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!

You’re Sassy, Classy & Pretty Bad Assy!

Hello Cas-ual Fridays stamp fans!  I was pretty giddy creating this card I’m sharing with today showcasing a LOT of products from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  I used one of my all-time favorite stamp set called Frankly’isms with the Cup of Coffee stamp set and Coffee Cup Fri-Dies and the Scallop Tags Fri-Dies.

Here’s what I used:

 

I started out by stamping the Coffee Cup image on a gingham patterned paper and die cut the same with the Cup of Coffee Fri-Die.   I die-cut the tags using the Scallop Tags Fri-Dies with vellum and patterned paper. I ran the vellum tag on a hearts embossing folder to give it more dimension. I adhered both tags using mini glue dots.

On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I used a stencil from my stash to add some color to the background with distress oxide inks.  I sprayed it with water to get the oxidize effect.

I adhered the tags onto my colored background.  I stamped the sentiment onto the “coffee cup” and adhered this piece on top of the tags.

 

To finish the design, I added the bow on top of the tag and also added some brown jewels to make them look like coffee bubbles.

Here’s a closer look:

 

Don’t you just LOVE the sentiment?  If you love coffee as much as I do, I think that sentiment is perfect!  I also added some white highlights using my Sakura gel pen.  I LOVE those brown jewels! They just added a little bit more “oomph” to the whole card design, don’t you think?!  Here’s another look:

 

I hope you like my card today.  Don’t forget that you can use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.  Check out the $5 or less stamps and dies available now before they get sold out.  Happy crafting!

 

25 Days of Christmas Tags with CAS-ual Fridays

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Today the CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad is joining Tracey McNeely of  www.inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.ca for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  

 

For my tag below, I am showcasing the Somebunny stamp set, the Naughty-isms stamp set and the Scallop Tags Fri-Dies.   

 

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Naughtyisms stamp set

 

I stamped my image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored him in with my Copic marker.  I fussy-cut the image and adhered it on my tag.  

 

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To finish my design I stamped the sentiment from the Naughtyisms stamp set and added the pine boughs with the red jewel.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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I hope you like my Christmas tag!  Before I end this post, I just wanted to let you all know that CAS-ual Friday is having a Black Friday sale.   We are also launching this mini-stamp set called “Most wonderful”.  If you placed an order of $50, you will get this stamp set for FREE.  In addition, all of the Retiring sets are marked 40% off and all of the Christmas and Hanukkah sets will be marked 15% off from today, November 20 to November 26th.  

 

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Thanks so much for joining me.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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