National Coffee Day Blog Hop with CAS-ual Fridays


It’s National Coffee Day and we are celebrating at CASual Fridays with a blog hop.  For my project today, I am showcasing the Hearts A2 Panel Fri-Die, Cup of Coffee stamp set, Coffee Cup Fri-Dies and the Coffee Talk stamp set.  We have three prizes up for grabs so make sure to read at the end of the blog post for a chance to WIN.


To make this day even more fun, CASual Friday had put their entire COFFEE COLLECTION on Sale for 20% off.  No coupon code needed.  For further discount, you can avail my discount code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off.



To begin, I started by using a clouds stencil from my stash and inked up my background using different shades of distress oxide inks.  I wanted some oranges and pinks as my background color to symbolize fall.  I cut another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Hearts A2 panel fri-die.  I set this die-cut aside so I can work on the other elements I need for my card.


I stamped the coffee cup from the cup of coffee stamp set on a brown patterned paper.  I put this piece inside my MISTI stamping tool to stamp the sentiment from the coffee talk stamp set.  I used Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder, and heat-set this with my heating tool.


I adhered the colored panel on an A2 size side-fold card base.  I added the Hearts A2 background panel with liquid adhesive and started working on creating my scene.  I used some fall leaves that I die-cut awhile ago from my stash and started layering them for some added texture and dimension.


Lastly, I used another die from my stash to die-cut the “whipped cream” and colored it lightly with my alcohol markers.  I foam-mounted this piece onto my card.



I really LOVE how this card turned out.   The white sentiment on the coffee cup stood out and the colors of the leaves complimented the colored background.  Here’s a little close-up:




I hope you like my card today.  Here are the details for the giveaway:


We have three (3) $15 prize codes up for grabs:


1.  1 lucky comment on the main Cas-ual Fridays Blog post win.


2.  1 lucky comment on @CASualFridaysStamps facebook group will win (follow the FB group).


3.  1 lucky comment on @casfridays Instagram account will win (follow @casfridays on instagram).






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!