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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Today’s Good Mood Sponsored by Coffee with Kat Scrappiness

It’s that time of the year again and I am so excited to be participating in the “Fall/Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop”.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and the rest of her team responsible for facilitating this great hop!  I don’t know how you guys do it but you all absolutely rock!

 

Today I have made a card showcasing products from the #KatScrappiness store.   Kat Scrappiness is a super sponsor for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and she is having a site-wide sale from today until November 8th, 2019.  All orders over $50 will also receive a free die!  Use coupon code “COFFEE2019” for 15% off your order.  KAT SCRAPPINESS IS ALSO GIVING AWAY A $50 PRIZE PACK.  Please pop on over to the Kat Scrappiness Blog to find out how you can win.

 

 

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Embossed edge rectangle dies, Layered Coffee Cup die, the Got Coffee? sentiment die, Hot Cocoa sequin mix, the Holly Leaves and Berries die set and the Acetate Sheet 25-pack.

 

To begin, I die-cut an A2 size panel of Neenah solar white card stock using the embossed edge rectangle die  then used the layered coffee cup die to die cut the window.   I also die-cut some patterned paper using the rest of the coffee cup pieces so that I can assemble them later.

 

I die-cut the holly leaves and berries on some green and red card stock.

 

To create the shaker portion of my card, I adhered some acetate sheet on the back of my card panel and used fun foam to create my well.  I added the hot coca sequin mix as my shaker element and adhered this piece on an A2 size white card base.

 

I stamped some small snowflakes on my card front and also stamped my sentiment using some Lawn Fawn lobster ink.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I love creating shaker cards!  I think this card design is super simple but I love how it turned out.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

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

 

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Caffeinated Fox with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  Maria here on the blog with you again today.   I am back to share this simple coffee-themed card, showcasing the Caffeinated Fox stamp set and the Perfectly Blended stamp set.

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Here’s my card using the stamp set:

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the image in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the Gold Brown, Light Pink and Blue Turquoise blend.  Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine to cut the image.

I used a Scalloped Border die to die-cut a Bristol smooth white panel and ink-blended this with Tattered Rose distress oxide ink. I adhered a pink patterned paper on my card base and added the inked backdrop to the card.  Lastly, I adhered my image and stamped the sentiment on my card.

To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the fox’s nose.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.  Happy stamping!


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Take Life One Sip at a Time

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  Maria here with you and it’s my day to take over the TRHD blog.   For today’s project, I am showcasing the Caffeinated Rabbit and the Perfectly Blended stamp set.

I have a cute and simple card for you today with one of my favorite caffeinated creature.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the rabbit image on smooth white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers (or any 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.
  • cut an A2 size piece of smooth white card stock and use the solar burst stencil and a blending brush with Tattered Rose distress oxide ink and antique linen to add color to the background.
  • use the “hello” die to die-cut the word from the background.
  • adhere some fun foam to the back of the card stock and adhere this piece onto a chocolate brown card base.
  • line up the negative pieces of the die-cut and adhere using liquid glue.
  • adhere the bunny on top of the “hello” using liquid glue.
  • finish the design by adding the sentiment from the Perfectly Blended stamp set.

Here’s a closer look:

Another simple card but I really love how it turned out.  If you are looking for further details about my project including supplies used, I would be so grateful if you can stop by my blog today at:

I hope you like my card and got inspired.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.


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Coffee Monster Card with Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers

Hello my crafty peeps!  I am sharing yet another one-layer card with you today showcasing my new favorite alcohol markers, the Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  TriBlend marker has a unique 3-in-1 design. It makes it easier to carry around while you’re on the go!  It houses three ink chambers, each delivering separate color through a fine bullet nib.  Inside every TriBlend marker there’s a perfect gradation of three colors, numbered from light to dark, resulting in smooth, controllable blend.

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How I made the card:

  • stamp the image on smooth white card stock.

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  • color the images in with the TriBlend Markers.  I used the Ice Blue, Coral, Orange, Light Yellow and Ice Grey Blends.

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  • use green ink to stamp and color the grass.  use the blending brush to add more colors to the grass.
  • use the clouds stencil, blending brush and some light blue ink to add some “clouds”.   Since the color of the monster is already blue, I didn’t really have to mask the image.  However, I carefully tilted the clouds stencil to avoid smudging the image.

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  • Once the coloring is done, I added this colored piece to an A2 size card base.
  • To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using some black ink.  I also used my white gel pen to add a little shine to the coffee cup.

Here’s a closer look:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing and wonderful day!  Happy coloring!

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Have a Grande Day with Miss Ink Stamps

It’s week 5 guest-designing for Miss Ink Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing the Java Joes stamp set and my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  Here’s what the stamp set look like:

 

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I started by stamping my images on some Neenah classic crest 110 lb. solar white card stock  with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink (this is an alcohol-friendly ink).  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers.   I used my make-up brushes with my Clouds stencil to add the clouds on the background.  I masked the bottom and used my make-up brushes again to add the color to make it look like grass.   I added the “pebble stones” by drawing them using the Brown Grey Blend Triblend Markers.

 

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Here’s a closer look at my card:

 

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I hope you like my card today!  Next Saturday will be my last post for Miss Ink Stamps.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

Buzzed with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  The Rabbit Hole Designs is one of the super sponsors for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop, so you will be seeing A LOT of coffee-themed cards from the design team this week.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Caffeinated Bee stamp set.

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Card recipe:

  • stamp the bee image on some Neenah classic crest solar white 110 lb card stock and color him in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 Machine to die-cut the image.
  • I used my Medallion Coverplate die to die-cut an A2 size panel with some white card stock.
  • I used a circle die to die-cut the middle piece of this panel and I inked up this small circle with some distress oxide inks and my hexagon stencil.  I adhered this piece on the card stock.
  • I used an alphabet die from my stash to die-cut the words #BUZZED on some black card stock.
  • I adhered the pieces on the card.
  • I used another branch die from my stash to die-cut the branch and leaves, coloring them with my alcohol markers.  I adhered the pieces on my card.
  • Lastly, I used foam adhesive to adhere my Caffeinated Bee.

Here’s a little close-up:

Since I have a white-on-white background, I used my Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops to add some pop of color to my card.  I hope you like my project today.  The Supplies I used are listed and linked below.

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.

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Coffee-themed Card with Miss Ink Stamps

It’s week 4 guest-designing for Miss Ink Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing the Java Joes stamp set and my new love, Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  Here’s what the stamp set look like:

 

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I started by stamping my images on some Neenah classic crest 110 lb. solar white card stock  with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink (this is an alcohol-friendly ink).  I colored my images in with my TriBlend Markers.  The video below will show you how I colored my card, using the markers.  I just love, love, love the new TriBlends.  You get 3 markers out of one and they blend so easily.  Spectrum Noir will be coming out with more colors soon and I highly recommend them.

Here’s my card:

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Incidentally, this week is the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I am linking this card to the hop.   Miss Ink Stamps is one of the super sponsors for the hop and they have a coupon code for all our coffee-loving hoppers- use COFFEE20 to get 20% off your purchase in the Miss Ink Stamp Store until May 10th!

Here’s a closer look at my card:

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I hope you like my project today!  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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The Rabbit Hole Designs May Release – Day 3 – Caffeinated Fox

Hello and welcome to the release hop.  We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our May release. The whole design team will be sharing projects featuring the Caffeinated Fox but since I didn’t get mine in the mail in time for the release, I will be using the Sassy Sentiments, the Perfectly Blended stamp set with the Caffeinated Rabbit.

 

We also have a GIVEAWAY so please be sure to scroll at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.  Don’t forget to visit the participating blogs (links are indicated below) and leave us some crafty love.

 

Here’s is my first card:

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Card recipe:

  • start with an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.
  • use rainbow-colored distress oxide inks and color the background using the mini ink blending tools.
  • use distress sprayer to spray some water on the colored background and pick it up with some paper towel to dry.
  • attach this colored background on an A2 size card base.
  • die-cut the sentiment strips using the banner dies on some white card stock.
  • stamp the sentiment using your MISTI stamping tool for some precision, on the banner strips.  I chose sentiments from the the Perfectly blended stamp set.
  • adhere the pieces on the colored background with some foam adhesive.
  • finish the design by adding some sparkling clear jewels from Kat Scrappiness.

 

Here’s a closer look:

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For my second project, I wanted to use the Caffeinated Rabbit again and create another clean and simple card.  Isn’t she cute?

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  • start by stamping the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the image in with some alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the image using Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine.
  • on another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, use a painter’s tape to mask the card.
  • use the stars stencil to add color on the background  I used Mustard Seed distress oxide ink.
  • use a wonky border die to create the stitches on the background.
  • use moonstone glimmer paste to add some glitter on the stenciled background. Let it dry for about half an hour.
  • adhere the rabbit.
  • use a banner strip to die-cut a piece and stamp the sentiment from the Sassy sentiment stamp set.
  • adhere this piece on the foreground.

 

Here’s a closer look:

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I hope you like my cards today.  There will be free shipping on orders of $25.00 or more before taxes and shipping (US Orders Only). No code necessary, exclusions apply. Free Shipping ends May 10, 2019.

GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate day 3 of the release The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Caffeinated Fox to One lucky winner.  Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST MAY 2, 2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog May 3, 2019.

Here’s the order of the hop:

The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog
Katie Brooks

Maria Russell – (you are here)

Lynnea Hollendonner
Amanda Stevens

Martha Gomez
Lisa Golzbein 

MaryAnn Samuelson

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.

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