Tuesday, October 27, 2020

An Autumn Thank You Shaker and Some Great Deals!

Hello!  Lisa here and today I've got a shaker for you!   Have you checked out the clearance section in the shop lately??  Lots of great stuff at half off and at the end of my post I have a discount code for you!

Here's how I made it:

I started with a white panel of cardstock.  I ink blended some Distress Oxides over the entire panel in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade.  Then I placed the Starlequin stencil over the top and blended on some Rusty Hinge.  Leaving the stencil in place, I added some clear texture paste through the stencil as well.

While the clear texture paste was wet, I added some Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter from Wow and set it with my heat gun.  It takes a little longer to heat up the embossing powder when applying it with the texture paste, but so fun to watch it change.  This one has both an opaque gold and glitter in it.  I prefer sometimes to not entirely cover the surface so you can see some areas are not as solid as others leaving a more "distressed" look.

I used the Bubble Box die to cut a frame for my shaker.  I just nest one size inside the other and tape them in place and run them through my Die Cutting Machine.  This die set is perfect for creating shakers with a nice big window or use the smaller size if you just want a little window!  This one is half off in the clearance section but stock is low so grab it while you can!

I measured my window and cut a piece of clear acetate just a bit larger than the window and adhered it to the back of the frame.

I added foam thick foam tape to the back of the frame, scattered sequins onto my base where I knew the window would be positioned and then popped the window over the top of it... careful to not let any sequins get stuck under the foam.

I cut out the leaves and acorn using the Acorn Dies (also half off in the clearance section!).  I cut the leaves from some previously colored cardstock where I used a shaving cream technique.  The tone wasn't quite right so I blended some more of the Fossilized Amber ink over the top and it was perfect!  I added them over the top of the shaker element using some thin foam tape.

Finally I added the sentiment from the Everyday Dragonflies Stamp Set and a few of the same sequins from the inside of the shaker!

Easy peasy!  Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed your visit!

Now, I highly recommend you head on over to the Clearance section on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps shop website and check it out!  Should you decide there is something there you just must have, you can also use the discount code LISASENTME to get an extra 15% off!

Have fun shopping!  Come again soon for more CAS-ual Fridays inspiration!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Just Because

Hi all, it's Vicki here from All I Do Is Stamp.  For today, I made a fun project rather than a card.  While I don't celebrate Halloween, this will still make a fun candy holder for my son.

I dug out a box die - [remember, I am trying to use my unused dies], and cut out the box with just white card stock.  I used the super fun Critter Fri-Dies and cut out the dog, again in white card stock, and then sponged on a couple shades of brown ink, some red ink, and black sharpie.  [Just FYI, this set is being discontinued.  At the time of the creation of this post, there is only 1 available.]

The sentiment is from Terrific Flowers stamp set
 This project is pretty cute in real life, and I hope my son will like it too.

That's it for me this month with CFS.  I'll be back next month.  Don't forget, if you use my code [below], you can save 15% off your purchase.

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, October 23, 2020

Sending Hugs and Happy Thoughts

Hello there!! Its the start of my weekend here in New Zealand and hopefully close to yours where you are in the world. I plan to fill mine with loads of gardening, card making and giving myself a pedicure (my feet look like they belong to a Hobbit!!).
I've got a card to share with you today that involved me stepping out of my comfort-zone and getting messy, very messy. In fact I've since discovered when I was flicking the paint for this card I hadn't realised how far it had flicked (on my computer screen, the walls, and over cards I hadn't photographed yet......):

No 'clean and simple' from me today. This was all about trying something new after being inspired by my friend Coni, who splatters like a magician!
I used the larger dragonfly from the new 'Everyday Dragonflies' set, along with the matching 'Dragonflies Dies'. There was a bit of watercolouring, a bit of smooshing and a bit of paint splattering going on, which finished with some heat embossing using the WOW 'Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter'. To find out how I put this all together, pop over to my blog post HERE. 
Really hope this inspires you to try something new with your crafting, even relinquish a bit of control over your designs. You never know, you might discover something new that you just love!!

And don't forget to check out the Clearance Section  for LOADS of bargains on so many of my favourite products.
Enjoy the weekend and I'll see you back here again very soon.
Take care


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Simple Halloween Card with the Spooky Stamp Set

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  Halloween is almost upon us and I wanted to create a simple card today showcasing the Spooky stamp set, along with the Pinked Slimline Dies.

I started by die-cutting some Bristol smooth white card stock using the second of the largest die from the Pinked Slimline die set.  I inked up this panel with Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Black Soot distress oxide inks.

I splattered some black watercolor on the panel and picked up the excess with my paper towel.  

Next, I stamped the sentiment "spooky" with some Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder, then heat-set using my Wagner heating tool.   I did the same steps for the spider webs and spiders to make them stand out.

I die-cut some black card stock using the biggest die from the Pinked Slimline die set and to mat my colored panel and adhered both pieces on a slimline card base.  Easy Peasy!  

Before I end this post, y'all need to check out the clearance at the shop!  Michel is making room for new stamps & dies and the ones that are on sale are pretty awesome! Grab them before they sell out!

You can also use my coupon code below, for an additional 15% off your order.  That's a win, win in my book!

I hope you like my card today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, October 19, 2020


Hello everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a Christmas card using something old and something new. I am in FULL Christmas mode over here in my craft room. I have an admission, though. It takes a mountain for me to create holiday cards so when the mood strikes, I have to RUN with it!

I started this card by stamping the Mistletoe from the Mistletoe and Holly set with Copic friendly gray ink. I used a stamp positioner because I knew that I was going to emboss the image later. I then colored in the mistletoe with Copic markers.

Next I re-stamped the image with Wow! Slow Drying Embossing Ink and heat embossed it with Wow! Gold Embossing Powder

I covered the bow and the berries with a clear shimmer pen and Glossy Accents, and set it aside to dry.

For the panel behind the mistletoe, I stamped the sentiment multiple times, using the same stamp set, using a green ink on white cardstock. I then die cut the panel using the Pinked Slimline Fri-die

I mounted the sentiment panel over a red, top folding A2 card base that I had embossed lines on with a score board. I took the dried mistletoe and die cut the image using the Mistletoe Fri-dies. My last step was to use foam adhesive to adhere the mistletoe to the card front.

This card was a really easy card to create and would be simple to make in an assembly line fashion to create. Much to my sadness, the Mistletoe and Holly and the Mistletoe Fri-die are in the clearance section right now. You can use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total purchase.

That is all from me today. I hope you have a FABULOUS day!!

The supplies I used are below and can be found in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store.


Sunday, October 18, 2020

I'm Here for You Always!

Hi everybody!! Hope the weekend is treating you well and the weather is suited to whatever activity your taking part in. We were hoping for rain here but got nothing more than a tiny sprinkle. Turns out this is the driest October we've had in 50yrs and the hottest, so global warming is definitely true!!
I have a 'pretty in pink' card to share with you today using one of my favourite sentiment stamps:

 You just know I love die-cutting and will be using the new 'Pinked Slimline Dies'
ALOT (hope my old Cuttlebug is up for the challenge....).

I'm part of the Design Team for TIME OUT Challenges and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is one of our generous Sponsors. Our current challenge theme is 'Breast Cancer Awareness' and there is a $25 gift voucher up for grabs. For my card I used the ribbon from the Heart Ribbon stamp set and a sentiment from the Supercalifragilistic stamp set. This is one of my 'all-time' loved sentiments because I think its amazing to hear that someone will be there for you, no matter what. For all the details on how I put this card together, pop over to my blog HERE.
So how about this weekend, along with all the other jobs you have lined up, you also check those breasts. It will only take a few minutes and there are LOADS of videos online to help you do it correctly. Finding something early can make such a difference and remind your friends too!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back again soon with some more card ideas.

Take care


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Rectangle Card in a Box.

Hello, its's Michelle from Seashell Creations here today with a fun box card filled with Pretty Posies flowers.
I have made the square box cards before but this is the first rectangle one I have made.  It just gives you that little bit more room to play with.  They are pretty quick and easy to make and there are plenty of tutorials on you tube on how to make the box.  This one was made from one piece of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock.  I added some patterned paper that I have been hoarding and matched the colors with Catherine Pooler inks for the flowers and leaves. 

 I started by stamping a heap of flowers from the Pretty Posies stamp set with versamark ink and heat embossing with WOW white embossing powder.  Then I grabbed some Catherine Pooler inks that I thought were a good match with the patterned paper.  I ink blended all the images and die cut them using the matching Posies dies.  After ink blending I went over the images with a paper towel to remove any ink on top of the heat embossing. You could also add some shading with colored pencils but I didn't think they needed it and I wanted to keep it quick and simple.

I hope you like my box of flowers and I have inspired you to make one.  Make sure you tag us on Instagram if you do so we can admire it!
Also don't forget you can use my special discount code below.