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!


Newton’s Nook DT Birthday Blog Hop

NNDSurprise Birthday Blog Hop


Today is a super special day, we’re so glad you’re joining us!  All of the Newton’s Nook Designs DT members have gotten together to throw a surprise birthday blog hop for Jennifer, the owner, illustrator and all around wonderful person behind Newton’s Nook!
We are so honored to get to work with Jennifer, and we all just love her so much and wanted everyone to celebrate her birthday with you!   Jennifer, we hope you have the happiest birthday ever!  


For my simple card below, I am showcasing the Newton Loves Cake stamp set and coordinating dies with the Baked From Scratch stamp set.  I love mixing and matching stamp sets to create my cards.




I started out by stamping my images onto Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut my storybook window die with another 110 lb. white card stock.


I used the Tumbling Hearts stencil to ink-up my card panel.  I adhered my storybook window onto my card base, then used foam adhesives to adhere my colored images.  I finished my design by adding glossy accents to the candles, the collar and the little hearts.  Here’s my card:



Since I colored more than one image, I decided to make another card.  Here’s my second one:



Would you like to win the a $25 gift certificate to the NND store?  You could be the ONE lucky winner!


Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below) with a birthday message for Jennifer!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, February 19th.


Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


CC Designs ~ Surprise Stamp Set

For the month of May, I was sent a stamp set by from called “Surprise” by CC Designs. I had a lot of fun playing with this stamp set and created 2 cards and 1 shaker tag.  Here are the photos.  I have also included my YouTube video if you’d like to see them or know more about what supplies I’ve used to create the projects.

Birthday Card No. 1 created by Maria Russell
Birthday Card No. 2 Created by Maria Russell
Birthday Shaker Tag created by Maria Russell

And here’s the YoUTube video. Have a great day!