CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – Nate & Friday

Time has flown by so fast!  It is the last day of the August release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and the design team is showcasing Nate & Friday stamp set.   This stamp set is so special because my daughter and I LOVE Frenchies.  Isn’t this stamp set so adorable?!  It is a must-have for any dog lovers!  The sentiment I used for my card is my favorite!

 

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I die-cut some Bristol smooth white card stock which is my “go-to” card stock for distress oxide inks.  I used a stencil from my stash to add some details on my background.  This card is super simple but I LOVE how it turned out.

 

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I added some black and white wash tape on my card base and adhered my colored background.  Don’t you just love this cute little Frenchie with a small heart on his chest?

 

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This sentiment is so true!  Wishing you all warm snuggles, slobbery kisses and a tail that wags so hard its butt wiggles!

 

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I hope you got inspired this week!   The August release stamps are available for purchase from August 17th.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!

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Happy shopping and happy crafting!

Check out the amazing design team’s projects today:

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CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – Bushy Tailed and Fox Banner Fri-Dies

It is the third day of the August release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and the design team is showcasing the Bushy Tailed stamp set and Fox Banner Fri-Dies.   I don’t know about you but I just adore cute little critters to add to my handmade cards and scrapbook layouts.  Here’s what they look like:

 

 

After stamping my images on some smooth white card stock, I colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I couldn’t find the right color for my little fox but I think it turned out okay int he end.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

 

I inked up my background using my clouds and hills stencil with distress oxide inks and adhered my little critters on my card base.  I finished my design by stamping the sentiment using my Misti stamping tool.

 

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Isn’t the sentiment so true though?  My friends and I came from different backgrounds but we are so lucky to have each other.  I made a couple of these cards to send to my besties.

 

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I love that all the sentiments fit on the banner stamp.  This stamp set is so versatile the possibilities are endless!

 

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I hope you like my card today.  The August release stamps are available for purchase from August 17th.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!

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Comment on each of the COMPANY Release Posts this weekend for your chance to win a prize!
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SO EXCITED about the New Release, so please come back tomorrow for a look at the NEW Nate and Friday set!! THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!  Happy shopping and happy crafting!

 

Check out the amazing design team’s projects today:

Maria L Russell (you are here)

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – Foxy

It is the second day of the August release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and the design team is showcasing the Foxy stamp set.   Wowza!  This stamp set is just amazeballs!  I wish I can draw images like these!  It is just so elegant.

 

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I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored it in with Copic markers.  I felt that this stamp set is just so beautiful that it doesn’t really need anything around it!  It just speaks for itself!  This is why I chose a white on white background.

 

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Don’t you just love this image?  I think this stamp set will also be perfect to create a fall-themed card.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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I hope you like my project today.  The August release stamps are available for purchase from August 17th.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!

 

It’s just not a party without a prize!!
Comment on each of the COMPANY Release Posts this weekend for your chance to win a prize!
Be sure you’re following on Instagram and then tell us here on this post how many times each day you check your IG.
Then, come back each day of the release for another chance to win.
One Lucky Commenter from one of the days will win a $50 gift code to the shop!!


SO EXCITED about the New Release, so please come back tomorrow for a look at the NEW Bushy Tailed and Fox Banner Fri-dies!! THANKS SO MUCHfor stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!  Happy shopping and happy crafting!

Check out the amazing design team’s projects today:

Maria L Russell (you are here)

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – Be A Unicorn and Unicorn Fri-Die

It is the first day of the August release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and the design team is showcasing the Be A Unicorn Stamp Set and Unicorn Fri-Die.   I love, love, love this stamp set!  We are also being featured Partner on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.  SCT readers will have a chance to win this stamp set and the matching die.  We also have a giveaway so please read below to see how you can enter.

 

I stamped my images on some Neenah Solar White card stock and colored them in with Copic markers.   I die-cut the images with the coordinating die.  For my first card,

 

I die-cut an A2-size piece of colored vellum that I bought from the craft store.  I specifically chose this design because I thought it would go perfectly well with the Unicorn image.  I adhered this piece onto my card base and stamped my sentiment using Versa-mark ink and heat-embossed it with some white embossing powder.  I adhered the Unicorn onto my card.  Here’s my first card:

 

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I just love the simplicity of this card and the way the sentiment popped on the background. Here’s a little close-up.

 

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For my second card, I wanted to create another simple card with a fun pastel-background.  I masked my background using masking paper and used a clouds stencil to ink up my background.  I used three new distress oxide inks for my pastel sky –> Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord.  I adhered the scalloped frame from my stash and adhered the unicorn.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment.  Here’s my second card:

 

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My friend is crazy about unicorns and she is going to love this birthday card.  Here’s another look:

 

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I hope you like my project today.  The August release stamps are available for purchase from today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.

It’s just not a party without a prize!!
Comment on each of the COMPANY Release Posts this weekend for your chance to win a prize!
Be sure you’re following on Instagram and then tell us here on this post how many times each day you check your IG.
Then, come back each day of the release for another chance to win.
One Lucky Commenter from one of the days will win a $50 gift code to the shop!!


SO EXCITED about the New Release, so please come back tomorrow for a look at the NEW Foxy Set!! THANKS SO MUCHfor stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!  Happy shopping and happy crafting!

 

Check out the amazing design team’s projects today:

Maria L Russell (you are here)


Just A Little Hello

Howdy Kat Scrappiness fans!  Maria here on the blog today with a simple card, showcasing the Crafter’s Essentials 1 die set.  If you are waiting for this die-set, you are in luck because they are arriving back in stock next week!  If you haven’t ordered this yet, you can now reserve it so that you don’t have to wait again.

To make things easier for me, I started out by choosing a sketch pattern from the Kat Scrappiness site (you can see this photo on the product sample).  I downloaded this sketch and inserted this piece in the envelope with the dies so I can use them for my future projects.  Sometimes, it is helpful to have it when you’re not feeling crafty!  I am having one of those days since the majority of my supplies are currently loaded in a shipping container, en-route to our home in FL.

I die-cut some A2 size card stock with the rounded-edge rectangle die.  I used the same die to die-cut a patterned paper.

I used the long strip die that is included in the set to die-cut another piece of some white card stock (slightly a different color from my card base).  I also used the stars die to die-cut  one pin pink, blue and yellow.

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored it in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the image with the coordinating die.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and used my belli-roll pen to add more details to the images.  Here’s my card:

I love the simplicity of this card.  I didn’t do a lot as you can tell, but it turned out really cute!  This sketch is also perfect to create a “Welcome Baby” card.  Here’s another look:

This Crafter’s Essentials 1 die setis definitely a must-have for any paper crafter.  I think the little stitched star die is just the right size to add to your projects.  I love the stitching details to it as well.

I hope you like my card today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  Don’t forget to check the clearance section too!  I wish you all a wonderful day!  Happy crafting!

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Newton’s Nook & Xyron Inspiration Week Collaboration

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This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Xyron are partnering for a very awesome inspiration week!  Each day there is fresh inspiration using Newton’s Nook Designs products with Xyron adhesives on the NND blog and on the Xyron facebook page!

For my project today, I used the new Loveable Llama stamp set by NND, a Sizzix step-up die from my stash and my all-time favorite Xyron Mega Tape Runner.

I started out by die-cutting some white 110 lb. card stock using my Sizzix Basic Step-up dies.

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I stamped my Llamas from Loveable Llamas stamp set on some Neenah solar white card stock, using memento tuxedo black ink.  I colored them in with my Copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

I used a patterned paper from my stash to die-cut the pieces to decorate my step-up card and adhered them with my Xyron Mega Tape Runner.  This is my favorite adhesive to use on my projects.

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I adhered all of the images on the card and finished the design by stamping the sentiment on a banner strip die, and added the yellow bow.  Here’s the card:

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I really love how cheerful this card turned out.  The cacti images from the stamp set went perfectly with the theme of this card.

 

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Here’s another look:

 

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Would you like to win a Prize pack including a Mega Runner from Xyron and a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win:

Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Xyron products all week (June 25-29) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Friday, June 29th, at midnight EST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, July 2nd.

Xyron will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit the Xyron facebook page each day this week for inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win! Have an amazing week and happy crafting!

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Father’s Day Card with Dad’s Tools stamp set by Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty friends, Maria here with you today on the blog!  I hope you are all having a great week so far.  Father’s Day is fast approaching and it is time to honor all the AMAZING dads out there.  The new Dad’s tools – 6×8 Layered stamp set is perfect for this type of occasion, or you can even make just-because cards.  It doesn’t always just have to be for one day out of the year.  I know if my Dad were here, I probably would make him a card at least once a month.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock, using my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.  I think it is a must-have tool for stamping layered images.  Since this stamp set did not have matching dies, I used my Brother Scan N Cut2 to die-cut the images.

I used the biggest of my Cross Stitched Rectangle dieto die-cut the blue patterned paper taken from the Gotta Have Gingham Petite Paper Pack 6×6 by Lawn Fawn.  I then used the third piece of the Cross Stitched Rectangle dieto die-cut a piece of silver card stock. I placed this card stock onto my We R Memory Keepers embossing folder and run it through my die-cutting machine to emboss this piece.

I adhered my blue patterned paper onto my card base and then layered the embossed silver cardstock on top for my foreground.  On another piece of white card stock, I die-cut the word Dad with the Uppercase Condensed Alphabet Dies.  To give it some dimension, I used my foam adhesive to adhere the word Dad onto my card.

I stamped the sentiment on a black card stock with my Versa-mark ink and used my white embossing powder then set it using my heating tool.  I also adhered the hammer and screwdriver images from the stamp set.  I finished the design by adhering my blue enamel dots on the four corners of my silver card stock embossed piece.  Here’s the card.

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I honestly struggle with masculine cards so designing this was a bit of a challenge for me.  However, I love how this turned out.  Here’s a close-up look:

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I hope you got inspired today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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Bitty Bunnies Spring Card

Ahh! Spring is almost here and I am ready for all things “pastel”, haha!  I am back today to share with you a Spring card, showcasing the Bitty Bunnies stamp set and coordinating dies, with some squeezed lemonade, shaded lilac and tattered rose distress oxide inks.

I have a process video for you today so I will keep this blog post short.  I hope you got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have a wonderful day!

Here’s my card:

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Here’s a close-up:

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The process video:

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Kat Scrappiness Dies with Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day yesterday!  I have two cute cards for you today showcasing the (new) Large Alpha Dies, Distressed Edge Circle Dies, Distressed Edge Rectangle Dies, Fancy Scalloped Edge Dies by Kat Scrappiness, with Lawn Fawn’s Sweet Friends stamp set and Sweet Friends Lawn Cuts dies.

Even though these two cards have hearts, they are not for Valentine’s Day.  My friends and I love s’mores and I thought the Sweet Friends stamp set with the Large Alpha Dies and other dies by Kat Scrappiness would be perfect to use for my cards today.

I have a process video for you so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are my cards:

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Here’s the process video:

I hope I have inspired you today.  If you like to purchase the products I used, they are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  Please also check out the Valentine’s Day sale at the shop as they are only valid until February 18, 2017.  Have a wonderful day!

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