Cas-ual Fridays Release – Day 3 – Ever After

We are super excited because today Day 3 of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps 7th-year anniversary 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 third day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Ever After stamp set.  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 really love the stamp set that we are revealing today.  It has a lot of great sentiments and are perfect for a wedding, anniversaries or just-because.


To begin, I dry-embossed an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock using the Trellis Cover Die and my embossing mat.  I also die-cut some flowers using a die from my stash with white card stock, and the Garden Fri-Dies on some gold card stock.


I foam-mounted the flowers and adhered the center of the flowers with some liquid adhesive.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with some Versamark ink and sprinkled some gold embossing powder.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.  I fussy-cut the sentiment with my precision snips and adhered it onto my card.



This card is so classy and elegant and would be perfect as a wedding card or happy anniversary.  Here’s a closer 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 4 of the reveals.  Thank you so much for joining me and happy stamping!



NND April Release – Wedding Frills and Floral Lace Stencil


It’s Day 2 of the April reveals by 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 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 my projects today the design team is showcasing the Wedding Frills stamp set and coordinating dies with the Floral Lace Stencil.   This stamp set is so elegant and versatile, you can use this for any occasion, not just for weddings!


The stencil is so beautiful and perfect for Spring-themed projects, or Mother’s Day cards, or Just-Because!


For my first card, I started out by cutting an A2 size Bristol Smooth white card stock.  I used my palette knife and my Deco Foil Transfer Gel by Therm O Web to cover the card stock with the gel.  I let it dry for about an hour until the gel looked clear and not opaque.  I cut an A2 size Sparkling Silver Gina K Designs Fancy Foils by Therm O Web and put it on top of my gel-covered panel (sparkly side up).  I inserted both pieces inside my folded typing paper then run it through my laminator.


On a piece of vellum, I used my anti-static powder tool then stamped my images and sentiment with Versa-mark ink, and covered it with my white embossing powder.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat-set the sentiment and image.  I adhered the vellum panel on top of my foiled background.  I finished the design by adding the iridescent ribbon.  Here’s my first card:


Don’t you just love the shine and texture on this card?  Here’s a little close-up:


For my second card, I wanted to create a wreath with the flowers included int he stamp set.  I first drew a circle on my card stock with a pencil then stamped the flowers around the circle with my memento tuxedo black ink.  I waited for a few seconds to let the ink dry.  I used my eraser to erase the pencil lines and colored my images with my Copic markers.

To finish my design, I added some sequins to the colored panel and stamped the sentiment inside the floral wreath.  Here’s my second card:


Here’s a close-up:


Would you like to win the “Wedding Frills” Stamp Set?  This stamp 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich