More Little Huggables with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans! It’s Maria back on the blog with you today with another card, showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set and Little Critter Fri-Dies.

Here’s my card:

 

I started with an A2 size Neenah solar white panel and used a circle die from my stash to die-cut the middle.

The inner circle was ink blended with distress oxide inks, using a clouds stencil for some pop of color.

I stamped and colored the images with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them all out.

I added some fun foam to the card panel for stability and adhered the little critters.  I glued this panel on my card base.

I positioned the sentiments on my acrylic block and stamped them under each little critter.  I also stamped the little paw prints using some ballet slippers ink.

I finished my design by using my black gel pen to add some interest and texture to their noses and eyes.  Here’s a closer look:

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

You Can Never Have Too Much Happy with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Did you manage to check out last week’s May 2019 release?  Which one is your favorite?  Mine is the Walking Woofs stamp set and coordinating dies.   For my project below, I also used the Sunscape Stencil.

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Walking Woofs stamp set & coordinating dies

I was planning on filming a YouTube video when I made this card but I am a little under while I’m writing this post.

For my card below, I started with an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Sunscape Stencil and my distress oxide inks to ink up my background.  I also stamped and colored my image in with alcohol markers.  I die-cut the image using the coordinating die.

I used the Wood Grain Frame die to die-cut the colored background.  and adhered the middle piece first on my card base.  I inked up another piece of scrap card stock with Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink and used the “happy” die from the Walking Woofs die set to die-cut part of the sentiment.

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I assembled the card by adhering the frame, with some foam tape and also adhered the image.  I masked the word “happy” on the sentiment and stamped it onto my foreground.  I adhered the die-cut sentiment on the card.

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I used my white gel pen to add highlights to the hat and the flowers on her skirt.  To finish the design, I added some sparkling clear jewels.  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 a wonderful week and happy crafting!

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Sorry I was so Crabby

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  I am back today to share another clean and simple card (“CAS”), showcasing the ever-classy, Sofishticated stamp set by the Rabbit Hole Designs.  Here’s what it looks like:

Here’s is my card:

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Card recipe:

  • stamp the crab image on some Neenah classic crest solar white card stock and color him in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • use some painter’s tape to mask the spaces between the crab.
  • use the waves stencil with the make-up brush to color in some waves (avoiding the crab image if at all possible).  The ink that I used here is so light that I didn’t really have to mask the image itself.

  • die-cut the “sorry” sentiment using a die from my stash.  Adhere this piece with some liquid adhesive
  • stamp the sentiment “I was so crabby” using Versafine Onyx black in and the card is all finished.  Simple and classy!

Here’s a closer look:

I have been really loving some clean and simple designs lately!  I hope you do as well.  I know a lot of my subscribers are beginners and this is one simple card you can mask-produce.   I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!

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Just a Note with Miss Ink Stamps

It’s week 3 for my guest-design post with Miss Ink Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing the Magnolia Sympathy stamp set.  Here’s what it looks like:

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I started by stamping my images on some Neenah desert storm card stock with Versamark ink and I heat-embossed this with some white embossing powder.  I die-cut the the flowers using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine.  I did the same thing on another Neenah desert stormA2 size panel.  I colored the images in with my Prisma color pencils.

I adhered the die-cut flowers on top of the colored images to give it more dimension.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versamark ink and heat-set it with white embossing powder.  I finished my design by adding some white jewels.  Here’s my card:

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Another clean and simple card.  I love that the stamp set is so versatile you can use it for any occasion, not just for sympathy cards.   Here’s a closer look at the beautiful flowers:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  I hope you all have a great day and Happy crafting!

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Best Day Ever with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  I am so looking forward to seeing my children next sometime soon and this inspired me to create a card, showcasing the We are Family stamp set.

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CARD RECIPE:

  • 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 Drifts and Hills stencil to create the grassy hills with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.
  • Use the Winter Wonder background stencil to create the mountain with Pumice stone distress oxide ink.  Cover this with painter’s tape to mask the background.
  • Use the Ray of Light stencil to add the sunrays with Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks.

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  • Here’s what it looks like when the background is completely finished:

  • 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 colored images on the card with Nuvo liquid adhesive and some foam adhesive.
  • Die-cut the sentiment using the Best Day Ever fri-dies and adhere to the foreground with liquid glue.

Here’s a little close-up:

I absolutely ADORE this stamp set.

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  I hope you all have a great day and Happy crafting!

 

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Cas-ual Fridays Stamps March Release – Day 6 – Just Breathe

It is day 6 of the March release by CAS-ual Fridays stamps and today, we are showcasing the Just Breathe Fri-dies.   The good news is you don’t have to wait!  The March release is now available at the shop.

 

For my card below, I used the Just Breathe Fri-Dies with the Curtis stencil.

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CARD RECIPE:

  • I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks.
  • I used the Curtis stencil with the same ink colors to create a subtle pattern on my card.
  • I used a border die from my stash to die-cut two pieces of some white card stock.
  • I adhered these pieces on my colored background with foam adhesive.
  • I die-cut the “Just Breathe” words die (three times) using the Just Breathe Fri-dies.
  • I adhered my sentiment in the middle of my card.
  • I added some white jewels to finish my design.

 

Here’s a little close-up:

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I think this Just Breath Fri-dies is a must-have for any paper crafter!  It also cut’s like butter!  I love that it is perfect to use for any “encouragement-themed” card.

 

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I hope you like my project today.   The new items are now available for purchase at the shop.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing weekend, and happy crafting!

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps March Release – Day 4 – Trellis Cover Die

It is day 4 of the March release by CAS-ual Fridays stamps and today, we are showcasing the Trellis Cover Die.   The good news is you don’t have to wait!  The March release is now available at the shop.

 

Here’s my card:

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CARD RECIPE:

  • I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Worn Lipstick, Spiced marmalade, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Broken China and Seedless Preserves distress oxide inks
  • I used the Trellis Cover die to die-cut the smooth white card stock three times.
  • I adhered them all together with liquid glue.
  • I die-cut the “hello”  (using the Sweet Friend dies) three times from some black card stock and adhered them together with liquid glue.
  • I adhered the white trellis die-cut on my colored background and adhered the sentiment “hello” with some liquid adhesive.

 

Here’s a little close-up:

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The new Trellis Cover die is so intricate and elegant and it cuts like butter!  I am in-love with this die.  You can create so many different projects using this die set, the possibilities are endless!

 

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At the end of the week, Michele will choose 2 winners using random.org – one lucky duck will win a Huggable Critters set and the other lucky duck will win all 5 of our new stencils!

 

I hope you like my project today.   The new items are now available for purchase at the shop.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing weekend, and happy crafting!

Newton’s Nook Designs – Back to Basic Card-making with Embossing Folders

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Were you able to check out last week’s March release?  Which one was your favorite?  I am back today for Newton’s Nook Designs sharing some simple, “back-to-basic” card-making designs using some cute embossing folders.

For my projects today, I am showcasing the Newton’s Birthday Trio stamp set and coordinating dies, Garden Mice stamp set and coordinating dies, Balloons Stencil and the Grass Border die with the Cats Border Embossing Folder and the Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing folder.

If you are a beginner in card-making and you don’t have a lot of dies to create scenes, you can always check out your local paper crafting stores and purchase some embossing folders.  They are pretty inexpensive and will add some great dimension to your card.

Here’s my first card:

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HOW I MADE THE 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 using the coordinating die
  • cut a piece of some 110 lb. card stock and use the Cats Border Embossing folder to dry-emboss the card stock.
  • use BG-0000 and R-00 Copic markers to lightly color the embossed images.
  • use the balloons stencil to ink up the background with distress oxide inks.
  • adhere the colored image using foam adhesive.

Here’s a closer look:

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I think adding some color to the embossed images made them pop a little.  I simply ADORE this Newton’s Birthday Trio stamp set!  This card is perfect for any cat-lovers out there!  Here’s another look:

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For my second card, I used the Garden Mice stamp set and coordinating die, with the grass border die and the Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing folder.  The clouds are from the Newton Scoots By stamp set.

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HOW I MADE THE CARD:

  • Stamp the image on smooth white card stock and color the image in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating die
  • cut a piece of some 110 lb. card stock and use the Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing Folder to dry-emboss the card stock.  Cut about a 1/4 inch using your paper trimmer.
  • cut a 1/4 inch piece of patterned paper and adhere to an A2 size card base.
  • Adhered the embossed card stock onto the card base.
  • using the grass border die, cut a piece of patterned paper to create the grass.
  • using the clouds from the Newton Scoots By stamp set, stamp a couple of clouds on the foreground.

I finished my design by adding some Champagne jewels on the card and Nuvo crystal drops on the butterfly.

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It’s been awhile since I used my embossing folders and I really love both cards.  Here’s another look:

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I hope I have given you some inspiration today.  Please visit Newton’s Nook Designs to purchase the stamps, dies and stencil that I used today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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Serendipi-tea

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I wanted to create a cheerful card for those of my crafty peeps out there still covered in snow!  For my project today, I am showcasing the Serendipi-tea stamp set and the Tea Pot Fri-Dies.  Here’s what they look like:

I started out by inking up my Bristol smooth white card stock using distress oxide inks (Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber), with a sun stencil.  I cut a gingham patterned paper with some black card stock and adhered it onto my colored background.  I run this piece through my die-cutting machine with a stitched rectangle die.

On a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, I die-cut the tea pot and the cup using the Tea Pot Fri-Dies.  I used the negative piece and aligned it on my stamping tool so I can stamp my images from the Serendipi-tea stamp set.  I colored the images in with Copic markers, and adhered these on my card.

I adhered some cloud silhouette die-cuts and stamped the sentiment on my card.  To finish my design, I added the Sparkling Clear Jewels.  Here’s a closer look:

I think this card is so cheerful and can definitely brighten someone’s day!  The sparkling clear jewels looked so pretty against the background.

I hope you like my card and got inspired to create something beautiful today!  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing day, and happy crafting!