Funny Birthday Card with Frankly-isms by CAS-ual Fridays

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I am back with a super funny (and quick), clean & simple card showcasing the Frankly-isms stamp set.

I have been dying to use this stamp set for a friend’s birthday.  She and I share the same twisted humor and I thought this is going to be a perfect birthday card for her.

I ink-blended an A2-size Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I used a stencil from my stash and combined Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple with my mini ink blending tools.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle and adhered this piece on an A2-size card base.

I finished my design by adding the sparkling clear jewels to add more interest and texture.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my project today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamp that I featured today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order at CAS-ual Fridays.  The rest of the supplies are listed and linked below. Happy stamping!


I’m a T-Wreck Without My Caffeine

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  Maria here on the blog with you.  April is almost here and do you know what is happening tomorrow down at the rabbit hole?  Tomorrow is the start of our April release and you will be seeing some AWESOME stamp sets and projects made by the entire design team.  Oh yeah, be prepared to ooohhh and aaaahhhh!  You definitely need to stay tuned!

For my project today, I am showcasing the adorable Caffeinated Dino 3×4 stamp set.   Here’s what it looks like:

Here’s my card:



  • Stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color the images in with Copic markers (or any coloring 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 Bristol smooth white card stock and use the geometric stencil to ink up the background.  I used Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen distress oxide inks.
  • Use the distress sprayer to spritz some water on the colored background and dab it dry with some paper towel.
  • Adhere the colored background on an A2 size side-fold card base.
  • Adhere the images on the card with either Nuvo liquid adhesive and foam adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.

Here’s a closer look:

I finished my design by using my Sakura white gel pen to add some dot details to my Dino and the coffee cup.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my coffee-themed project today.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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Pinterest-Inspired Cards Using Washi Tapes by Paper House Productions

I have been looking for some inspiration on Pinterest and decided to make some super easy and quick cards with some beautiful Washi tapes from the Paper House Productions!  Have you all checked them out yet at the shop? Holy, moly those Washis are so beautiful!   I feel like they need to be showcased more than just adding it to decorate your planners and notebooks.

I am so fortunate to be a design team member of Paper House Productions because not only to they make beautiful paper pads and stickers, these Washi Tapes are to die for!  Look at how beautiful those prints really are, and with foiling!  Love, love, love them all!  Here’s what I got to play with:


For my first card, I started out by cutting my smooth white card stock to 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  I layered the StickyPix Stargazer Washi Tape with the Wine Washi Tape set and die cut the card stock with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Frames Die.   I also used my Bow punch to punch out the pieces to create my bow with a gold-foiled card stock to match the washi.


I adhered my front panel onto the card base with my Xyron Tape Runner first, then adhered the gold bow on the foreground using a bit of hot glue.  I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment onto the card.


Here’s my first card:


The stargazer washi tape set is one of my favorites.  I just love the gold foil details and the color is just simply beautiful!  Here’s a little close-up of the card:


I wanted to create a birthday card for my second project with the same design.  This time, I used the Wine Washi Tape Set which is going to go perfectly with the sentiment.  A friend of mine is turning 60 and she’s a bit bummed about it.  This card will hopefully cheer her up!


Isn’t this hilarious?  I just LOVE this Wine Washi Tape Set and I think adhering it on a white card stock made the images pop!


I hope you all got inspired today to create some super simple and quick cards using some beautiful Washi Tapes.  The supplies I used are listed and linked.  Have a wonderful day!


Llama Tell You Card & Planner Decorating

I am back today to share with you my design team projects for KatScrappiness, showcasing the Gerda Steiner Llama Tell You stamp set and its coordinating dies, with Stitched Fancy Scalloped Dies, Double-Stitched Rectangle dies and a bunch of other supplies available now at the shop.

I am going to keep this blog post short as I have a process video for you today.  The supplies I have used are listed and linked below.  I hope you got inspired! Have an amazing day!



Here’s the process video: