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Monday, November 11, 2019

Shhh!...Possibly Vodka and Priscilla!

I am excited to say Priscilla is back as our special guest. She has created a really cool and fun coffee project that is gonna have you running to your craft space to get your coffee and ink on!



Hello! It's Priscilla from Nubble Light Designs, back again as a guest designer this month for Casual Fridays Stamps. Today I have a playful card for you that combines coffee and alcohol. Let's face it . . .  oftentimes, either one (or both, LOL!) makes "everything okay", right? To make this card, I used three Casual Fridays products: the "Cup of Coffee" stamp set with its coordinating "Coffee Cup Fri-Dies," and the "Hot Coffee" stamp set.

I started by creating this messy "coffee stained" background with a stencil, Kraft card stock, and Distress Ink in "Ground Espresso" (how appropriate, right?), even misting it with some water to add to the chaos.

Then I used the sentiment from the "Coffee Cup Fri-Dies" set to die cut out the word "coffee" several times from the background, adding two more layers to them to create a more "3-D" look.

After adhering them back into place on the card, I die cut my coffee cup out of patterned paper and then heat embossed the sentiments on the front. I created the "bubbles" using clear droplets and then added a "twist of lime" by googling this phrase, printing out an image of one, and cutting it out.

All that was left was an easy assembly of all these elements on my card front. And then I couldn't forget the inside of the card! That "coffee" I'm drinking ensures "everything will be okay." Shhh . . .

Here's a final look at my card with the Casual Fridays products I used.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I'll see you back soon for my 3rd guest post. And don't forget to use my special discount code below for a 15% discount in the shop all month long.


Use Priscilla's special savings code at checkout. Hurry on over to the Shop! 





Saturday, November 9, 2019

Coffee Hop Winners!!

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who hopped with us and took the time to leave a comment. I have enjoyed reading them and I'm thrilled to see so many new to us hoppers. It's so much fun to make new crafty friends!

There are 2 great prizes up for grabs and I got a little help from random.org to choose the lucky winners
And the winners are...

Kelsey Thomas said...
I subscribed to your newsletter. :)
Couture911 said...
Subscribed. Thanks for the cute inspiration.
And this is what they have won!



Ladies please send me your mailing address at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com so I can send your happy mail to you

Have a great weekend everybody!



Friday, November 8, 2019

This Sucks - But, Coffee!


Lisa here and I'm sharing some new release inspiration with you!  I love the sassy sentiments that are available in the CAS-ual Fridays Shop including the new This Sucks stamp set!  I love using bold colors with it too because that's how I feel when I'm being sassy.


I stuck with a color pallet of black, white and red.  I used the Bold Trellis Stencil, some Deco Foil Transfer Gel and Black Foil for this background.


Don't you just love the fun sentiments in this set??


And then there's Cup Refills.  Coffee is my Sassy Fuel!  This sentiment is quite true...lol!


I layered the Coffee Cup Fri-Die and Bubble Box in a wonky pattern.  On this one I used the Starlequin stencil to foil my background.. you know... the one I like to call my favorite!


Today is the last day for the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I'm linking this one up to it!  You have until this evening to play along and did you know CAS-ual Fridays is a sponsor??  Lots of sponsors and lots of prizes!  Check it out here and you still have time to play along!


Don't forget the Coffee and Tea section is on sale (excluding new release items).  And... in case you saw something you must have, I also have this for you:



Thanks so much for your visit!!  Hope to see you here again soon!  We have a special guest this month so be sure to stop back and leave her some love!



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Easy Cards You Can Mass Produce with Maria

Hello everyone.  Maria here on the blog with you with some easy cards to make that you can mass-produce, showcasing some of the older stamp and dies from Cas-ual Fridays stamp!  

My first card is clean and simple but creates a huge impact in my opinion.  It pretty much says it all!  This card is going to my friend because she is really "AMAZING".

I stamped the image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the flower with my Spectrum Noir Classique Markers in PP4, PP5 and PP6.  Adhered this piece on some A2 size card base.  Simple yet classy!  Here's the card:




I love that the sentiment can be used as the stem for the flower.  There are so many possibilities using this Mon Ami stamp set.  Here's a closer look:



My second card is for a Jewish holiday.  I am showcasing the Happy Hanukkah Fri-Dies and Stars A2 Panel Fri-Die.

I die-cut all of the pieces that I needed for my card with some gorgeous card stock that I have from my stash.  Adhered them on an A2 size-white side-fold card base and voila!  You're done!



You can easily mass-produce both cards that I have for you today.  Here's a closer look at this beautiful die:


Here are the items that I showcased today:




I hope you like my cards today.  Please don't forget to check out the sales at the shop.  You can use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off.  Have a nice day and happy stamping!






Sunday, November 3, 2019

We have a special guest today!

On World Card Making Day, we held a special challenge with the prize being a guest gig for the winner. It's always so hard for me to choose, but I managed to narrow it down to two really talented designers, each very different. They were so different that I decided to offer two prizes! 

Today, I am excited to introduce you to our first guest winner! Her name is Priscilla and she won me over with her use of color and patterns. She really has an eye for it!  She will be joining us throughout the month of November. and who knows just what she might have up her sleeve! It will be exciting to see :)

Please welcome Priscilla!


I am a 6th grade Language Arts teacher, but my passion for stamping and card making runs through my veins 24/7. At home, my craft room is my private heaven. I’m not sure if I could categorize my “style” . . . some cards are clean & simple; others a little more bold and busy. Currently, I am a design team member for Kat Scrappiness, where I can continue to pursue my passion . . . “playing with stamps, ink, paints & paper . . . one project at a time.”

Facebook Page: nubblelightdesigns
Instagram: nubblelightdesigns

Best Day Ever! | Guest Designing for Casual Fridays Stamps

Hello, it's Priscilla here today from Nubble Light Designs, and I'm thrilled to be guest designing for Casual Fridays Stamps this month. My card today uses the Cas-ual Fridays "Full on Floral" stamp. This whimsical floral background stamp was so much fun to color with autumn inspired Copic Marker colors. And adding Cas-ual Fridays' "Best Day Ever" Fri-Dies sentiment to it, makes this the perfect fall birthday or celebration card for a friend.






I first stamped on to a piece of Kraft card stock using a "Copic-friendly" black ink. Have you used your Copic Markers on Kraft yet? What a different result than coloring on the usual bright white card stock that most of us use! The resulting colors are much softer and more muted . . . perfect for an autumn look and feel.
I was "in the zone" coloring this large floral image, taking my time, listening to music, and just coloring away . . .
first with orange and yellow tones . . . . . .








then red and earth tones   . . .



  
and finally, two shades of green. So therapeutic!


After adhering the floral panel to an A2 Card base, I die cut the "Best Day Ever" sentiment from some bright white wood-grained card stock that I had in my stash and adhered it to the front of my card. Three sparking clear jewels were a simple finishing touch to this card. 




Thank you so much for stopping by today. I'll see you back here soon with some more card inspiration. And don't forget to use my special discount code below for 15% discount in the shop all month long.







 







Saturday, November 2, 2019

7th Anniversary Winners Post!!

We've got winners, yes we do!!
Thank you to everyone who spent time with us this week. I hope you are excited about the new release. It was a lot of fun to create and I hope you'll enjoy creating with it.
Random.org has selected the following winners.

Winner # 1:  Lee said...
I love this stamp! What a darling angel!
Winner #2: AndreaH said...
This is certainly a boost to whoever's reading it. Especially me today. Great cards by the DT. Xxx
Winner #3: Jean said...
Wonderful inspiration!!
Winner #4: MelissaF said...
Super cute horse stamp, love the CAS design and the DT projects are all amazing! Horses work for everyone - kids, adults and all occasions too.
Winner #5: Marsha Kalison said...
This is the best sentiment—love the snarkiness—perfect for teenage grandkids.
Winner #6: MadeByMeghanK said...
What a beautiful sentiment and the ladies definitely made it stand out in their creations!
Winner #7: Holly AKA KopyKat said...
These are all super cute! Happy Anniversary!!!

Winners please shoot me an email at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com to claim your $15 gift code.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!




Friday, November 1, 2019

Anniversary Release Day 7 and Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Hop

Hello! Today is the last day of our 7th Anniversary Release AND it's just in time for the Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog hop!


I would highly suggest you grab a cuppa something hot and yummy, then read our post before we send you off to the hop.

We love supporting the Coffee Lovers! The hops are always fun and the people involved, from the hop stops to the hoppers themselves are simply the best!! When I realized our Anniversary release week was running over the Coffee hop day, I did a little switcheroo on our release lineup so that our coffee release could coincide with the hop.
We have 2 great NEW coffee sets to add to our Coffee collection and we're excited to show you today.  I just know you are gonna LOVE them!

I have come up with a new 4x6 set of coffee sentiments that will fit inside our Coffee Cup Fri-Dies as well as a fun 3x4 set that is perfect for any day you can think of.

From Lisa 




From Maria 




From Nora




From Larissa



From Shona




From Vicki





Are you feeling inspired??
Aren't you glad you don't have to wait and you can get this great little stamp set Right NOW?!
Be sure to visit the Girl Friday blogs to get tips and tricks on all the fun techniques and products they used to create their inspiration projects AND they all have special discount codes for you too!


                                       Cup Refills                                                Coffee Days
                                          
To celebrate the hop, we are giving 2 lucky winners both of the new coffee sets! 
All you have to do is sign up here for our newsletter so we can keep you in the know for our special events and sales! Then leave a comment here telling us it's done or you're already a subscriber :)




But wait...there's more! The older coffee sets in our coffee collection are on SALE for the hop! Yay!!


Be sure to leave a comment on each of the previous release days for your chance to win one of the seven $15 gift codes!

We will announce the 7th Anniversary Release prize winners here on November 2nd,
and the 2 lucky hop winners will be announced on November 9th.

Now head on over to the Hop so you can have your chance at ALL the prize up for grabs and TONS of fun coffee inspiration!