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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Easy and Striking Christmas Cards in July!!


Hello Crafty Friends!! 
Larissa here today with a couple Easy and Striking Christmas Cards in July!! 
I don't know about you, but as soon as July roles around I start thinking ahead to the Holiday Cards I'll need to create!! I LOVE being able to make them as the Fall months pass, rather than having to crash create them once December is here!! So with that in mind today I'm creating 2 Christmas Cards!! I have Family and Friends with different tastes and I try to keep that in mind as well as I'm making my Holiday Cards for them!! 


Today, were going to create one card with a Vintage Holiday Color Scheme and the other Card we'll create will be more of a Modern Color Scheme!! Both Cards are BEAUTIFUL, but they'll appeal to different recipients!! 


I started by Stamping and Embossing the Music Stamp from the Love Notes Stamp Set along the Side of my Cardbase!! Then I Die Cutting the Snowflake Images from both the Flurry Fir-Die Set and the Bring on the Snowflakes Fri-Die Set from both Glitter Cardstock and Vellum!! 
I Layered them together to create some very BEAUTIFUL Snowflakes!! For the Centers I used some Pearl Buttons and some Cupped Buttons and added some Pretty Pink Posh Silver Jewels to the center of the Buttons and few scattered around for some added Sparkle!! Anything you wanted to add here would be BEAUTIFUL!! 
For a Punch of interest I decided to use some Christmas Text Patterned Paper and Cut it to fit 3/4 of my Cardbase!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiments!! One is from the Lovely Blessings and the other one is from the Mistletoe & Holly Stamp Set!! I Placed the Snowflakes where I wanted them and decided I needed alittle bit of Color to make them POP!! So I added some Distress Ink to make the Snowflakes look like they were Glowing!! I used Evergreen Bough for the Fuchsia Glitter Snowflakes and I mixed Antique Linen and Hickory Smoke for the Gold Glitter Snowflakes!! Then I wanted to add some Snow Falling so I added some Picket Fence Distress Paint Splatters by Flicking it on with a Paint Brush!! Some iCraft 3-D Foam Squares were added to the 3/4 Panel and adhered them to the Love Notes Backgrounds!! Then I adhered the Background Panel onto an A2 Top Folding Cardbase!! 


I LOVE the way these turned out and I think this makes a BEAUTIFUL Holiday Card Design, but it could also be used for a Holiday Birthday Card Design too!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 
If you create a Paper Pieced Card, I hope you'll share with us on Social Media using the Hashtag #CasFridays as we LOVE to see what you create!! 


         
   


Friday, July 20, 2018

Best Day Ever!!

Hi everybody!! Thanks for joining me today for my second 'Girl Friday' post for the month of July! Today I have a fun and simple card with lots of pastel 'rainbow' colours to brighten your day:

 
This took a bit of time to stamp but setting myself, my inks and my MISTI up in front of the tv mean't the time just whizzed by.....

To start off I grabbed my favourite pastel colour ink pads by Waffle Flower and the solid roundish stamp from Peaceful Garden.  I started off by randomly stamping the image over a panel of white CS, double stamping each time for good coverage. I then started stamping over top to cover up the gaps but this time only stamping once. Then, to add a bit of shine, I heat embossed the same image in gold.

 
Once I had finished stamping, I die-cut the Best Day Fri-die  from the panel, and also twice more from black CS. I glued the black ones together and then the coloured ones on top but slightly off centre to expose some of the black.

 
I added a piece of white CS behind the die-cut opening to give me somewhere to inlay the words. You can see how the black showing underneath makes the words stand out a bit more against all the colour.

 
All I had to do then was trim the panel down so it was slightly smaller than the card base, pop it up on a piece of white foam and glue on some sequins from Neat and Tangled. I also used my Wink of Stella on the words and then covered them with lashings of Glossy Accents.


I hope this card gave you some ideas on how to use your stamps other than how they were intended. And if your planning on doing any shopping at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps in the near future, don't forget to use my special code to save yourself some money!!



Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you back here again very soon!!

Take care
Shona
 

















Thursday, July 19, 2018

A Fun Round Card

Hi all, it's Vicki here from All I Do Is Stamp.  Today I have a fun round card with a small tutorial.

Here is the finished card:

I used Pretty Posies, matching Posies Fri-Dies, along with a sentiment from Frankly'isms.


To make this card, here are the directions;

Cut 2 circles for your card base. Score the back panel a 1/4" from the top and fold.Cut off a small piece of the bottom [so it will stand up]. Adhere the 2 circles at the folded edge.  Cut another circle from any designer paper [same size as your card base], a smaller circle from gold glitter paper, and finally, an even smaller circle from colored card stock.

Stamp and white embossed the sentiment.

Adhere the leaves to the back side of the glitter paper, and adhere all circle die cuts together, and then adhere all to the card base.

Stamp, cut, and color 4 flowers.  Adhere these onto the face of the card.  You are done.

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See you next month~


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Floral Thinking of You


Hi!!!  It's Lisa here on this beautiful Wednesday and I have a sweet and pretty floral card to share with all of you using the Pretty Posies Stamp Set...



To create this card I started by stamping the flowers first onto cardstock, and then I colored them in with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils before I cut them out.  For the background of my card I reached into my stash of leftovers and mixed and matched papers until I found something I liked.  I then layered my flowers onto, stamped my sentiment along the top and bottom and finished it off with a few rhinestones!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic rest of the week and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Best Day Ever Watercolor Resist

Jeanne here today! I hope you're having the best day ever! I'm sharing watercolor distress ink card with a smooth die inlay today. I started by stamping and embossing the Tin Roof border on water color paper. I used a stamping tool to get things aligned and to double stamp for good ink coverage on the rough watercolor paper. 
Next I used distress ink smeared on a glass plate as a watercolor palette. I used a water brush to pick up the ink and put it where I wanted it on the water color paper. If I have alot to paint I will use the liquid ink refills to color with. 

Next I die cut the "Best Day Ever" Fri Die from the watercolor panel. I used a tape runner to adhere the panel to my card base. There are several sticky rows of adhesive behind the watercolor panel so the inside of the letter openings are sticky too.
I cut the sentiment a second time from white card stock and inserted it in the die cut opening. Make sure you save those pieces! I filled in the open white letters with the pieces saved from the die cut from the water color panel.
I embellished the panel with Jumping Jacks Fri Dies. A glossy enamel dot in the center of each adds more shine. 

Have a great day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Tin Roof
Dies | CAS-ual Fridays Best Day Ever, Jumping Jacks
Distress Ink | Ranger Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade 

Tin Roof
Tin Roof

CAS
Best Day Ever
Best Day Ever

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Jumping Jacks
Jumping Jacks

CAS

Monday, July 16, 2018

Creating Simple Shapes to Support a Sentiment



Hi there! Kimberly here today to share a card that came together in a fairly unusual way! I was flipping through all of my awesome CAS-ual Friday stamps and the sentiment "Nothing is impossible with good lipstick and pretty shoes" from Sassy Smiles struck me. I immediately thought of the swishes from Breathe, and the idea for this card was born!

CAS-ual Fridays Supplies Used:

        

Seeing the sentiment about the lipstick prompted me to create my own tube - this was super easy. I just googled lipstick tube and freehand drew the three pieces necessary - the black part of the tube, the gold part of the tube, and of course - the red lipstick. I adhered these simple pieces together and added a bit of detail with a white gel pen. I added the lipstick to a small panel and set it aside.


Next I grabbed that fun swish stamp and stamped it with several shades of pink and red, being sure to go off the page in several areas to get the effect of lipstick smears!


The final step was to stamp and emboss those fun sentiments. I wanted to emboss for a bold black look, with none of the color from the lipstick smears showing through.


So there you have it! Simple shapes combined with stamps or sentiments in your stash are always an option! This was super easy to draw and cut out, and the effect is so fun! 


Have a fantastic start to your week, and I'll see you again soon!!

~Kimberly








Sunday, July 15, 2018

Masking for a Rainbow Effect


Hello Everyone!! Girl Friday, Nora here on the blog today with a rainbow thank you card.


I used the CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets Flower Power, Full On Floral, and Peaceful Garden, along with a rainbow of ink pads to create this card. 


I started off the card by using regular Scotch tape to mask the letters from the "thank" stamp from Flower Power and stamped each letter in rainbow order. Since there is only five letters in thank, I stamped the "you" sentiment onto a strip of purple paper.


To get just "you," I masked off a sentiment from "Peaceful Garden" and heat embossed the word in white. I set this aside and started on the background.

For the background, I used tape to mask off sections of the card and then stamped with dye ink in rainbow order.



I only partially inked up the Full On Floral stamp carefully for each strip of color and did wind up making a mistake.


I did not clean the stamp off enough and got some orange and red where the purple strip went. Sometimes things like this happen and since it took so much time to mask everything off, I changed how I was going to originally make the card.


Once everything was stamped, I cut down the sentiment panel and placed it so the top was lined up with the top of the A2, stamped card base. I then used foam adhesive to pop up the sentiment strip.



I added a thin strip of black card stock to finish the card off.



This was a really fun card to create and I encourage you to give it a try. Use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your purchase at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store.

Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora