Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sponsorship Celebration!

Happy Saturday!

We are just thrilled to be a weekend sponsor at Crafting of Hue Facebook group!
This group is filled with fabulous people of ALL different skill levels and run by a super phenominal gal who works hard to put this all together week after week. If you are a beginning papercrafter or an experienced DT crafter or anywhere in between, this is a wonderful inspiration group that I've found to be really welcoming.

Here is just a little bit about them:
"Crafting of Hue is a safe and friendly group of friends sharing their love of card making and coloring.   We are open to everyone for sharing your  coloring, card making, and craft creations. You are welcome to post any creations using any medium, and from any company. Our group is all about Inspiration,Education, Friendships, celebrations and good times.  It is a safe and friendly place to be.  This I promise you!   No matter how long you have been Coloring or Card Making we are here to cheer you on.  We have some of the best colorist in the industry to inspire you. Please remember never to compare your work with someone else’s  - we always should be competing with ourselves and not others, knowing that with each image we color we get better.  It is all about practice." Don't they sound awesome?! This is our very first time as a sponsor there and WOW are we excited about it! We've put together a gorgeous inspiration parade of celebration projects for you here. AND if you head over to the Crafting of Hue Facebook group and join them, you'll be able to see even more projects by their own designers using our products this weekend! Ok...enough talking, let's get to the eye candy! From Vicki using Shenanigans stamps
  From Michelle using Frankly stamps, Modern Petals stencil and 4 Petals Fri-Dies


From Nora using Shenanigans stamps and Bunny Fri-Dies

  From Lisa using Celebrate stamps, Jumping Jacks and Bunny Fri-Dies and Bubble Box Fri-Dies  

From Maria using Pretty Posies  and Flower Angel stamps, Posies Fri-Dies and Tin Roof stencil 

From Larissa using Somebunny stamps and Bunny Fri-Dies  

From Shona using Celebrate and Sassy Smiles stamps and Bold Trellis stencil 

Remember, there is even MORE to see at Crafting of Hue facebook group so hurry on over and join the fun! AND in honor of this sponsorship celebration, we have a special savings code for you to use this weekend only. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Make a Wish-Foiling with Stencils

Hello everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a fun, foiled birthday card. 

I have been in a glut with creativity and when that happens, I try a new technique. I decided to use the Curtis Stencil with foil transfer gel and rainbow foil to make my card. I have a limited experience using this medium and it was fun to experiment with it. 

I began by spreading foil transfer gel onto an A2 white panel using a palate knife through the Curtis Stencil. I then put it aside and left it to dry over night.

When the panel was dry, I used a rainbow foil sheet and a hot laminator machine to foil the front of the card.

Looking at it, you can see where some of the transfer gel was not spread evenly, giving it a funky look. I could have thrown the panel away but since the lack of coverage was not just on one part of the card but varies throughout, I decided that I would use this as a "design element."

I die cut the panel using a rectangle die and mounted it onto a red, A2 sized card base. I added two foiled circles that I had on my desk that were an "experiment" to make sure that my laminator 
was ready to use.

I heat embossed a sentiment from the Shenanigans stamp set, in gold, onto a white cardstock strip. I then cut out the words to stack on the card.

I adhered the sentiment, popping up the "make" and "wish" with foam adhesive. 

My last step was to adhere some red hearts that were die cut with the Fun-Fetti Fri-dies.


This card was really easy to make, barring the overnight drying time. I hope that this inspires you to try foiling yourself. 

That is it for me today. If you are shopping in the CAS-ual Fridays Store, be sure to use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total order.

Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to pop back in to see more inspiration from our design team.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

I think your Amazing!!!!!

Hi everybody!! Hope your having a fabulous week and you have time to fit everything in that you want to do. It tried to rain today which was fabulous because it hasn't rained in over 60 days but it was really just a few spots, so rather disappointing. Hopefully it will rain before the end of the year!!

For my last two cards on this blog I've used the Huggable Critters Set. Last month I created a bear shaped card. Two weeks ago my project was coffee cup tags with dog and cat faces. Today I've used the same die-set but in a completely different way:

Who would have thought that these dies were made as a set to create animals on your projects!! 

I started off by die-cutting different shades of blue and pink cardstock using these shapes from the Huggable Critters Set. Apart from the paws, the other shapes are used to create ears, feet, eyes, noses, tails etc. I just wanted the heart shape from the cat paw and the other paw made an egg shape and little circles, which I did in light pink.

I had already worked out my pattern and taken a photo with my cell phone, which I referred too as I glued each piece on the 5x5 inches card base. I do that quite often, especially with patterns as I can never remember them. The shapes aren't exactly in the right place or angle but that's the joy of handcrafting.

For the sentiment (from the Mon Ami stamp set) I white heat embossed it on black cardstock and fussy cut around it. This was put on foam tape in the middle of the pattern. I also glued on some Neat and Tangled sequins and added some Wink of Stella to the four dark pink hearts.

Really hope you like this card and its opened your mind to new ways of using your dies. Definitely gives you more bang for your buck!!

Speaking of money, if your going to be doing any shopping from the CFS Store don't forget to use my special code to save yourself 15%!!

Thanks so much for popping in and I'll see you here again next month. And I promise to use some different stamps and dies!!

Take care


Sunday, February 16, 2020

You are Terrific

Hi All, it's Vicki here today from All I Do Is Stamp. Today I used one of my favorite sets, Pretty Posies, along with the matching Posies Fri-Dies.

 It's been awhile since I have made a shaker card.  They really are fun to shake em. :)

I sponged the background circle, added some sequins and acetate, colored the images with Copics, and adhered them to the outside of the shaker circle.  Finally, I added a sentiment, and my card is complete.

 That's it for me today.  Don't forget, if you use my code, you can save 15% off your purchase - including the 60% off retired sets!

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, February 14, 2020

You've Got Me Floating On Air - A Valentine's Day Card by Maria

HAPPY, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!    Maria here on the blog with you today with a cute Valentine's Day card showcasing the Somebunny and Floating stamp sets.


Before I proceed with my project, I'm just curious.  Who's going out to dinner tonight to celebrate this occasion?  My hubby and I don't normally go out on Valentine's day.  He makes me a special dinner instead and it is sooooo much better than being in a restaurant because he is such a great cook!   For dinner tonight, hubby is making me Roast Duck with Black Cherry sauce.  Yum!  

Okay, before I get hungry and start looking for an unhealthy snack, I might as well explain how I made my card.  

to begin, I cut a 5 x 7 Bristol smooth white card stock and inked up the panel with my clouds and grass stencils, and distress oxide inks.  I set this panel aside to dry.

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and used my TriBlend alcohol markers to color them in.  I fussy-cut the images with my Honey Bee scissors and adhered them together with liquid glue.

I adhered the images on the colored panel and added this to a 5x7 card base.

The sentiment was stamped with versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I foam-mounted this piece on my card to give it more depth & dimension.  Here's my card:

To finish my design, I adhered the yellow stars and added a red heart on the bunny's chest.   Here's a closer look:

I hope you like my Valentine's card today.  The supplies I used can be found on the Cas-ual Fridays online store.  Please don't forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order.

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Oh How I LOVE You!!


Larissa here today and I wanted to showcase the "Ever After" Stamp Set!! I LOVE this Set!! All of those Sentiments make my heart so HAPPY and I wanted to show that you can use this set for not only Wedding or Anniversary Cards, but also just a Simple "I LOVE You" Card!! I also wanted to combine the BEAUTIFUL Hearts A2 Panel Fri-Die that I Die Cut from some Therm O Web Deco Foil Toner Sheets that I Foiled with some of the Therm O Web Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil!! I backed it with an A2 Cardbase that I Inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! Added some water splatters and some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters!! I adhered some of the Hearts left from the Die Cut Panel along with some Iridescent Jewels around to add even more Sparkle!! 
For the sentiment Strip I knew I wanted to use the Sentiment "Oh How I Love You", so I Stamped and Embossed the sentiment and adhered the Sentiment Strip onto the card base using Foam Tape!! I LOVE how it turned out!! It's just a little EXTRA touch that makes it POP!! PERFECT for anyone SPECIAL this Valentine's Day!! !!
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK and Valentine's Day!!