Cas-ual Fridays Release – Day 2 – Doing Great

We are super excited because today Day 2 of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps release.  You also have a chance to win a prize during each reveal day so please stop by the main Cas-ual Fridays Stamp blog post to find out more info.

 

For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Doing Great stamp sets.  Check out the Cas-ual Fridays online store or click on the supplies list below to purchase the stamps we are revealing each day.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.

 

 

 

I have a very simple card today.  I started by ink-blending my background with some distress oxide inks on some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used cracked pistachio, faded jeans and dusty concord.  I sprayed some water on the colored background and blotted it with some paper towel.

 

I die-cut two pieces of white card stock using a scallop border die from my stash and foam mounted these pieces onto the card.

 

 

 

I just love the bold sentiment and this stamp set will be perfect to give to anyone who is going through some rough times.  Here’s another look:

 

 

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please visit Cas-ual Fridays Blog for a chance to win some prizes.  Come back tomorrow for Day 3 of the reveals.  Thank you so much for joining me and happy stamping!

 

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Simple Cards with Patterned Paper & Bold Sentiments Featuring “Be” stamp set

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I hope you are having a great week so far.  Maria here with you today sharing some very simple cards with pretty patterned papers and bold sentiments, showcasing my favorite stamp set called “Be”.  Here’s what I used for my projects today:

As paper crafters, I’m sure you can relate that we all have a bajillion collection of patterned papers!    Sometimes when I am not feeling all crafty especially when experiencing jet lag, I want to create some very simple but beautiful cards.  I always look at my collection of patterned papers and bold sentiments stamp set.  The “Be” stamp set is just what I needed today to create some encouraging cards.  This stamp set is a must-have!

Some of my non-crafty friends used to tell me that they just didn’t have any patience to make hand-made cards.  If you are a beginner and you don’t have a lot of supplies (or have no patience to color and die-cut), you can still make pretty cards by collecting some amazing stamp sets like the one that I used here and some beautiful patterned papers.

For my first card, I cut a patterned paper that I purchase from the craft store and adhered this piece to my card base.  I think the sentiment I used for my card below went perfectly well with the images on the paper.

To finish my card I simply added some white dot details to the images with my Sakura Gelli-Roll pen.

This card only took less than 2 minutes to make but I think it will definitely make someone’s day.  The bold sentiment complimented the busy background.  Here’s a close-up:

For my second card, I used a rainbow patterned paper and a die from my stash to die-cut the middle piece.  I adhered this piece onto my A2 size card base with some foam adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment in the middle.

To finish the design, I added the white die-cuts using the Jumping Jacks Fri-dies.  I also added some sparkling clear jewels.

Don’t you just love the simplicity of these two cards?  I hope you got inspired today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays stamps to purchase the supplies I used.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below, for 15% off your order.  Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

Blessed To Be Your Friend

Hello everyone! I am back to share with you a very special card that I made, dedicated to our Kat Scrappiness Design Team Coordinator, Deb Peterson Rauch.  I am showcasing the Bear and Bird stamp set and its coordinating dies, the Concord & 9th Tree Ring Background stamp, Kat Scrappiness Double-stitched rectangle dies and the Blessed Scripty dies, plus other products available at the shop.

I will not have any step-by-step instructions or a process video for this card. It is very simple but I love how it turned out.

This card is dedicated to Deb. I am “blessed to be Deb’s friend”. Deb has a huge heart. When I got sick, a few weeks ago, Deb has been (and still is) such a great confidant to me! She was my constant support during those times when I feel like I would never get better. When I start panicking with the pains I had, I would constantly send Deb a message and ask her so many medical questions and she would immediately give me answers, advice, support and recommendations. It didn’t matter what she was doing that day, she would always send me a reply and make me feel “safe” and less paranoid. Both Deb and Kathleen understood that I had to take it easy and need time to heal.  Thank you, Kathleen Driggers. Thank you, Deb for all the things that you do, for being my friend, and a great DT Coordinator. This card is for you:

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I hope you like the card today and got inspired. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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The Hop to Stop – Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence

Hello everyone! I’m back today to share a very special card that I have made for a very special cause. Becca Cruger (a.k.a. Damsel of Distressed) is hosting an online event called “The Hop to Stop – Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence”.

Purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. The idea behind this is to create a card that is purple. Another rule is to comment to at least the 3 cards before yours in the link-up. You will then be eligible for some cool prizes.

To know more about the details of the hop and to participate, please click on this link http://damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-hop-to-stop-2016-raising-awareness.html.  Becca had shared her story on her blog post and it is a huge honor to be a part of this cause.

Here is my card. I believe anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I hope we all join together to raise awareness to this great cause, and have a wonderful day!

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