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Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday Blues? More Cowbell!

I know.. it's Monday right?  The weekend's over and it's back to the daily grind!! Sometimes we all need a little pick me up to put that spring back in your step! 
The CAS-ual Fridays More Cowbell stamp set always makes me smile!

I cut the Cowbell Fri Die from aqua card stock. I added distress ink around the edges to give it more color and depth and then added a strip of washi along the bottom for an added detail.
Fun Fetti Fri Dies are beautiful embellishments - holes and circles filled with half back pearls. The 4 Petal Fri Die flowers in yellow are a beautiful contrast to the blue bell. 

Have a great day, keep smiling and take some time to do what you love today! 
Hugs!
jeanne


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"


More Cowbell
More Cowbell

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Cowbell Fri Dies
Cowbell Fri Dies

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4 Petals Fri Die
4 Petals Fri Die

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Fun-Feti Fri Dies
Fun-Feti Fri Dies

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Stretching Your Stamps-A Simple One Layer Card

Happy Friday!! It is Nora here with a step-by-step for a quick one layer card. One thing I always do when I buy a stamp set is to see how I can stretch my stamps. For my simple card, I used the flower base from the Peace and Comfort stamp set and the Peaceful Garden set to make polka dots on the card I created.




I started off by using the larger flower base from Peaceful Garden to stamp trio of orange polka dots.



Then I used the smaller flower base from Peace and Comfort to stamp green polka dots.



I then came back and used second generation stamping with the orange to create a lighter version of the large polka dot. This is a great way to stretch your inks too!!



When I came to this step, I thought the space needed something else so I  did second generation stamping for the smaller polka dots in green, as well as stamped some little images from Celebrate in a darker orange color.


I used the Celebrate stamp set again to stamp the sentiment in a darker orange.


One thing I tend to do on one layer cards to make the sentiment pop a bit more is to use a sparkle marker over it to give it some shine.


I then cover it with Glossy Accents to give it a bit of dimension.


My last steps were to add a bit of fiber at the top in orange and adhere sequins that matched the green color in the polka dots randomly around the card.


This would be a really easy card to mass produce in many colors to have in your stash.


I thank you for stopping by the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today. I hope this gives you a little inspiration to look at your stamps a little differently then how they were meant to be used.
Here is a special coupon code to use to save 15% over at the CFS Shop.


Have a FABULOUS day!!

~Nora



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Best Day Ever!!!

Hi there everyone, its 'Girl Friday' Shona here and I have a card to show you to brighten up your day!!


Loving this colour combo!! It took a bit of time to die-cut, colour and put together but was so worth it!!

To start I die-cut just the bottom part of the largest Scallop Tag Fri-dies from white card stock. I die-cut 12 of them but only used 10 in the end.

Then, using my mini-blending tool and Distress Inks, I coloured each of the die-cuts, making one dark and one a lighter version. Starting with the tag on the bottom of the card front, I adhered each one over-top of the other until I reach the top. The Best Day Ever Fri-die was die-cut from gold glitter card stock and also twice more from white card stock. These were all glued together and then to the card front, along with some sequins from Neat and Tangled.


If your interested in purchasing any of the products I used today or any others, your more than welcome to use my special code which will save you 15%!!


Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous day!!





Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Playing with Pattern Paper - A Little Note!

Hi Jeanne here! I hope you're having a great day! I'm excited about posting here on the CAS-ual Friday's blog for the first time! What a great way to get to know each other! It's been rainy here in the Chicago area. That's ok - I can take a break from the garden and arrange some florals indoors!
I'm smitten with pattern paper! I love to mix and match and layer it on! For my card today I started with some pattern paper from American Crafts Shimelle Little By Little 6". 
My focal point is the stamped CAS-ual Fridays Pretty Posies. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copic markers in shades to match the background papers.
A touch of lace on a pretty feminine card never hurts! If you look close you can see I added a Lovely Links Fri Die cut below and above the flowers! So feminine right? 
Keep smiling and have a great day!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Lovely Links Fri Dies
Lovely Links Fri Dies

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Pretty Posies
Pretty Posies

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Posies Fri Dies
Posies Fri Dies

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Monday, June 11, 2018

A Birthday Card with a Tutorial


Hi all, it's Vicki from All I Do Is Stamp.

Today I have a fun birthday card and a small tutorial using my Mini MISTI.

For my card today, I used this adorable little bunny.  Is he cute or what?

I used the following sets to make my card;

                                  Some Bunny                 Bold Wishes               Full on Floral

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For the tutorial, I want to show you an easy technique for using solid dies. [I am using the Bunny Fri-Die for this tutorial.]

Using my Mini MISTI, I stamped the image onto a scratch piece of paper.
[Leave the stamp on the MISTI fold-over door.]
 
 After using the Fri-Die to cut out the shape of the image, [on a separate piece of card stock], l used that as a template, and overlaid the stamped image.

I then placed the positive die cut into the template, and re-stamped the image.

Here is the final result.  Now it is just a matter of coloring the cut out image.

[HINT:  Keep the template with the stamp set for future use.]


That's it for me today.  Did you know you can save 15% off your purchase by using my code? [I get a small stipend if you use it, so thank you!]


See you next time~