Friendship Card and a Farewell to CAS-ual Fridays

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  Maria here on the blog with you today.  I am so sad to say that this is going to be my last post as a member of the Ink squad.  Being on this team has made me a better designer and having Michele Gross as our lady boss, wow! I can’t even stop the tears as I’m writing this.  Michele is the best ever and the girls on this team are simply sweet and amazing!  I could never ask for a better team!  Sadly, my schedule has gone a bit awry but I will continue to promote CAS-ual Fridays and if you follow my blog or instagram, you will still see these projects.

For my project today, I am showcasing my favorite dies from the March release.  I used the Tin Roof Cover Fri-Die and the Sweet Friend Fri-Dies.

 

Here’s my card:

 

How I made the card:

  • die-cut the Tin Roof Cover Fri-Die with some 110 lb smooth white card stock.  also die-cut a frame die from my stash with to layer this together.
  • adhere acetate sheet with using strong adhesive to create the window for the shaker.
  • add some foam adhesive and add sequin mix for the shaker element.
  • close the shaker card by adding patterned paper with strong adhesive.
  • die-cut the “Hello” from the Sweet Friend Fri-dies on some black card stock.
  • run this piece through a sticker maker and adhere the same on the foreground.
  • stamp the sentiment from the Supercalifragilistic stamp set on some vellum with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat emboss using clear embossing powder.  Adhere this piece around the card and secure with tape on the back.
  • adhere this shaker piece on an A2 side folding card base.
Here’s a closer look:

To finish my design, I used my Sakura white gel pen to add some lines and dots to the “Hello” sentiment.

 

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!

Newton’s Nook Designs – Reveal Day 3 – Stylish Stockings and Reindeer Roll Call

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It is the third day of the October reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.   Are you enjoying the release so far and able to check out the blog posts for the last two days?   Are you loving the stamps and dies so far, as well as the projects?  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

For my first card below, I am showcasing the Stylish Stockings stamp set and dies.  I love this set so much.  You can create so many cute Christmas cards and gift tags using this set.  Here’s what it looks like:

I stamped my images with different stamp inks on Neenah smooth white card stock and die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the window frame and cut my plaid patterned paper to assemble my card.  To finish the design, I added the sentiment using the Sentiments of the Season stamp set (revealed on the first day) and added the holly and red berries.  Here’s the card:

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Here’s another simple card with the Stylish Stockings and Sentiments of the Season:

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For my third card, I am showcasing the Reindeer Roll Call Stamp set, and the Acetate Sheets and the Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Sheets by Newton’s Nook.  These double-sided adhesive fun foam is a must-have.  They are super sticky and very sturdy!  You are absolutely going to love this for your shaker cards.

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I started out by coloring my card stock with my distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, wilted violet and broken china) with my blending tools.  I sprayed water on the colored card stock with my distress sprayer and dabbed it with a dry paper towel.  I die-cut this piece using a tag die from my collection.   I added the acetate sheet and double-sided adhesive foam to my card front.  I finished the design by adding a red ribbon, the jingle bells and the reindeers from the stamp set.  This card is so simple but so much fun.  Here’s the card:

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Are you inspired yet and excited for this October release?  Aren’t these stamps and dies so awesome?  Would you like to win the “Stylish Stockings” or the “Reindeer Roll Call” Stamp Set? Each of these stamp sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal 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 Thursday October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell (you are here)
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

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Toil and Troubled by Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps!  I hope you are having a great day so far!  I am back today for Kat Scrappiness, showcasing the new Halloween Stamp Set called Toil and Troubled Layer stamp set, Cross-stitched Rectangle Dies, Spooky Sparkles Sequin Mix and the Waves Border Dies. Just a little heads up, I will have a haul video soon on my YouTube channel showing you a sneak peek of my huge giveaway coming up next month around Thanksgiving!  Please stay tuned for that announcement.  If you are not subscribed to my channel yet (www.youtube.com/rprmlr772), you need to head on over there because you wouldn’t want to miss new process videos of craft projects I have lined up, plus of course the giveaways I do regularly.

I started out by stamping the cat image with my stamping tool, using two light gray inks,  the Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink and Lawn Fawn Hippo Ink.  I have the coordinating die for the cat but I didn’t want a black border around it so I fuzzy-cut it with my precision tip scissors.

I used the biggest of the Cross-stitched rectangle die to die-cut my card front with a light gray card stock, and used a die from my stash to create the spooky window scene.  I wanted to do a fun shaker card and use one of my all-time favorite sequin mixes by Kat, called Spooky Sparkles Sequin Mix.   I covered my little spooky scene with the Dovecraft Heat-resistant Acetate sheets.

I die-cut my spider-web with the Lawn Fawn Spider Web die, adhering it with my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and also adhered my Black Cat and the Waves Border Die.  I finished the design by adding the little ghosts from the Boo-tacular Sequin Mix and stamped the sentiment.  Here’s the card:

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I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing day!

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Prayers & Hugs Coming Your Way

Hello everyone! It’s Maria Russell here with you today. It’s been awhile since I made a project for Kat Scrappiness. I was traveling for two weeks and if you have been following me here on my blog, you’ll probably know that I got sick. I am on the mend now but it is taking a lot longer than expected which is making me a little miserable!

I apologize that I don’t have a process video for you today because it takes awhile for me to create a project right now. I can’t sit still for so long and look down so I constantly take a break and walk so I don’t get any pains. Please bear with me as I get better and I promise to make more process videos once I am over this hump.

For my shaker card today, I am showcasing the Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy Stamps and Dies, the Prayers Stamps and Die set, with the Wood Floorboard Prints Cling stamp, as well as the White Diamond sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness, and a lot more supplies available at Kat Scrappiness online store.

I started out by stamping and layering my images on Neenah solar white card stock using three Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers, Guava and Lobster ink. I die-cut the flowers using the coordinating dies.

I stamped my background using the wood floorboard cling stamp with light- gray ink. I wanted a subtle background for my card because I wanted the main focal point to stand out, which are the poppies!

I die-cut the prayers die using a dark gray card stock, and stamped my sentiment using the Hippo Ink on my card front.

I ran my flowers, branches and die cut sentiment using my favorite Xyron sticker maker and Mega Tape Runner. I also adhered my acetate sheet using glue dots, and created my shaker window panel with scotch foam tape. I added my favorite White Diamond sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness and adhered my window panel to my card base.

I finished off my design by sponging my Neenah white card stock with the Tim Holtz worn lipstick distressed oxide ink to match the color of the dot details on my shaker card.

Here is the card. I hope you like it and got inspired today. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have a great weekend!

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Lovely Blooms

 

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Hello everyone!  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s blog post.  It is the second day of the April release at Newton’s Nook Designs.    You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post. [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

For today’s card, I am showcasing the Lovely Blooms stamp set and its coordinating dies. I absolutely LOVE this set.  You can use this for any occasion, especially for Mother’s Day (and let’s not forget our beloved Grandmas or beautiful daughters)!  I love the script fonts that Jennifer had added to the set as well.  This Lovely Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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I wanted to try out my new Distress Oxide Inks and so I started out by distressing my Neenah solar white card stock, combining the Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Oxide inks.   I LOVE THIS COLOR COMBO!  The inks were so creamy it was so easy to achieve the color that I wanted for my flowers!  I also used the same technique for my leaves, combining Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide with the Pine Needs Distress Ink.  I then stamped my images with Versamark ink and used my white embossing powder to heat set it.

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I also wanted a little shaker element for my card and immediately thought about creating a mason jar shaker.  I used my exact knife to cut out a little window, and adhered acetate to my card using my liquid glue.  I adhered the little branches on my mason jar and used foam tape around the edges to create my shaker panel.  For my shaker elements, I used seed beads from my stash.

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I finished off the design of the card by dry-embossing my card panel, and adhering the flowers and mason jar with my Xyron Mega Tape runner and foam adhesives.  I used a banner die to stamp my sentiment for the card.  I also used my Spectrum Noir Glitter brush markers to add glitter to my flowers.   I know you can’t really see the glitter on the photo but in real life, they are beautiful!

This card is for my Mother:

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Would you like to win the “Lovely Blooms” Stamp Set?  This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!  Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal 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 Thursday, April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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(For your convenience, I have listed and linked the supplies that I have used from different suppliers because some of the items sell out so fast i.e., the Distress Oxide Inks, etc.  Some affiliate links may have been used AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU)

World’s Best Dad~A Father’s Day Card

Father’s Day is just around the corner. My daughter is staying with us for the summer and as she discuss her plans of making my husband his favorite coconut cream pie on Sunday, I decided that this is the perfect time for me to make him a Father’s Day card.

 

I recently went crazy with my Lawn Fawn Summer release order and I have been dying to use the Dad & Me stamp set. I wanted to create a scene with snow-capped mountains in the background. It reminds me of our summer trip in Washington in 2003. We stayed at Silver Lake Resort. The cabin was pretty basic but the view was just breathtaking. The card I made below represents my husband, my son and my daughter fishing in the lake.

 

My husband taught my children how to fish. He also taught me, but fishing is not my cup of tea! Just the whole process of putting bait on the hook creeps me out so I sit there and watch while they all fish. I was the sunscreen police! They can fish for hours! I can close my eyes right now and still see their cute little faces light up when their little fishing line starts to wiggle!

 

Here is the card. I decided to make a shaker card because I wanted the little fishes to move around below with the blue cotton candy sequins from http://www.katscrappiness.com/?aff=21.   I think shaker cards are so much fun!

 

Supplies Used:

 

Lawn Fawn Dad & Me stamp set and coordinating dies

Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine Lawn Cuts

Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds Lawn Cuts

Mama Elephant Snow-capped mountain die

MFT Stamps Grassy Hillside Border die-namics

Copic Markers W0, W1, W3, W5, V22, BG13, R29, YR17

Hero Arts Bubblegum Ink Pad

Lawn Fawn Noble Fir Ink Pad

Stampin Up Baked Brown Ink Pad

Sequins – 4 mm Blue Cotton Candy from KatScrappiness

Acetate

Fun Foam

White Card Stock for the Card base

Blue Card stock

Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock

Mint Card Stock

Daffodil Delight Card Stock

Dazzling Diamonds Card Stock

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Marker in Clear

Tombow Mono-Dot Adhesive

 

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I hope I have given you some inspiration to create something wonderful for your father, grandfather, husband or partner. Have an amazing day!