Sunday, March 24, 2019

Welcome to the Spring Release Week Inspiration Party! Day 1 Huggable Critters

Welcome to the first day of our Release Week Inspiration Party!!

This will be a fantastical week of fun and inspiration! Each day we will showcase a new set from our Spring Release, showing you lots of fun ways to use them. I have no doubt that you will be excited and want to own them NOW, and I am oh so happy to oblige! 
I've just released 5 brand new stencils, 5 brand new dies and a very special die/stamp combo set that will make you want to hug me! They are all in the store NOW! You will NOT have to wait until the end of the release week to get them. Have fun, ooh and aah, and shop to your heart's content :) 
Did I say stencils??? Oh yes I did! We'll be showcasing those tomorrow, but today we bring you one of my most favorite creations to date. 

Today we introduce Huggable Critters set. 
This is a multi-piece die set designed with paper piecing in mind to create not 1, but 4 adorable critters...maybe even more!!
They will be fun for card fronts, fun for scrapbook layouts, fun on their own and guess what?? They were purposely designed to be large enough to hug gift cards! Also Included in this big set of dies is a 3x4 stamp set of accompanying stamps just in case you don't want to use some of the small dies or are just in a hurry to create something quick. There are a whole lot of dies in this set so there is also a magnet sheet to help you keep them all in one place after you snip them apart, and a guide to help you identify what all the pieces are.
Let's see Huggable Critters in action!

A darling pink and white bunny from Michelle...


A sweet little pup from Nora...

A floppy eared bunny and adorable pup from Maria...

A felt bunny (reminds me of Peeps!) a googly eye bunny and a cutie patootie kitty from Vicki...

Irit used super cute pattern papers to create her bunny...

Shona got creative and made a Tiger!...

It's rare that I craft, but I couldn't resist making this little bunny!

Larissa made a fuzzy bunny! be sure to visit her to find out how she made her fuzzy...

Lisa chose a few pieces to make these darling cards...

Be sure to visit the Girl Friday blog links to get tips on how they created their projects with this Huggable Critters set, AND they all have special savings codes for you too! Grab a code from whoever inspired you, and then head over to the shop to see all the new goodies!

How about some prizes?? 
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At the end of the week, I'll choose 2 winners using - one lucky duck will win a Huggable Critters set and the other lucky duck will win all 5 of our new stencils!

We'll be back tomorrow with lots and lots of fun projects featuring all the new STENCILS! I'm sooo excited to show them to you!!!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Welcome Baby Card by Maria

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  Maria here on the blog with you today.  I was recently asked by a neighbor (she just became a grandma) to create a Welcome Baby Boy card and of course,  I immediately thought of the Some Bunny stamp set.  Here's what it looks like:


  • Stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color them in with Copic markers or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • Use the coordinating dies to die-cut the images or fussy cut with your precision cut scissors.
  • On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I inked up my background using some clouds stencil die with some dye inks, using the life-changing brushes.
  • I used a clouds border die with my embossing mat to create the clouds impression on my background.
  • I die-cut another piece of white card stock and adhered this piece on my colored background with some foam adhesive.
  • I inked up some white card stock and die-cut the words "Love you to the moon and back" using a die from my stash.
  • I used fun foam and liquid glue to adhere the sentiment strip on my card.
  • I adhered the stamped images onto my card.

To finish my design, I added some stardust stickles to the moon and stars.  Here's a closer look:

I thinks this stamp set is a must-have for any stampers.  You can use this set to create so many cards for any occasion.

I hope you like my card and got inspired to create something beautiful today!  Please don't forget to use my coupon code "MARIASENTME" for 15% off your order.  For further information including other supplies used, please visit my blog (  I hope you have an amazing weekend, and happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Thinking of You Foxy Friend!!

Hello Crafty Friends!! 
Larissa here today to share an Elegant One Layer Thinking of you Card!! I'm using the BEAUTIFUL Foxy Stamp Set!! I just LOVE the Design of this set!!  
Thinking of You Foxy Friend by Larissa Heskett using Foxy Stamp Set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
I wanted to try a play on No-Line coloring with this image!! Isn't it AMAZING!!?? I decided to Stamp and Emboss the Image using Rose Gold Embossing Powder!! I LOVE how BEAUTIFUL it is and think it would look awesome just as an Embossed Image as well if you didn't want to color it!! I however wanted to color it in!! I used E11, E13 and E15 for the Main Fox Color and then used W0, W2 and W5 for the White parts on the Fox!! I used G40, G43, G46 for the Greenery and BV000, BV02 and BV13 for the Flowers!! I also colored around the Images with B0000 just to add some Color to make it POP off the background some!! 
I really LOVE the way it turned out!! 

I added some Yellow Jewels for the Center of the Flowers to add some Dimension and Sparkle!! Then Die Cut a Scalloped Layer from some Copper Metallic Cardstock!! I LOVE the way it makes the Fox Image POP!! I stamped and Embossed the Thinking of You sentiment using the same Rose Gold Embossing Powder on the inside of the Card!! 
Thinking of You Foxy Friend by Larissa Heskett using Foxy Stamp Set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

I hope this puts a SMILE on your Face for a HAPPY Week ahead!! Here in Nebraska we're expecting LOTS of Rain and with all of the Flooding, I'm hoping that the rain misses us!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! 


You can also use my discount code LARISSASENTME, to save 15% off on all of the goodies in the CFS Shop!!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sassy Smiles - Do whatever makes your guts grin!

Hello it's Michelle here today from Seashell Creations and I have a fun card for you using the "Sassy Smiles" stamp set.  I love the sassy sayings in this set, they make me LOL. Who doesn't want their guts to grin!    
Firstly I stamped the "Smile" in Versafine Black ink and while it was still wet I sprinkled some clear glitter embossing powder over it and heated it with my heat gun.  Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment underneath.  There are so many fun sayings to stamp with this "Smile"! What about, "You're my best friend and there's nothing you can do about it". Haha!
I wanted some pretty flowers to go with this one so I pulled out the Peaceful Garden and Peace and Comfort stamp sets and used the flowers and leaves in those two sets.  No colouring on this card, just stamping so nice and simple.

And here's a close up of the sparkly "Smile".

Thanks for looking and don't forget you can use my special discount code for a 15% discount in the shop.

Friday, March 15, 2019

I'm still younger than you!!!!!

Hi everyone and I bet your ready for the weekend as much as I am!! I'm back today with my second 'Girl Friday' post for March and this one is a doozy, so grab a BIG cup of coffee, an EVEN BIGGER packet of chocolate biscuits and settle in for possibly something new......

I love die-cutting!! Stamps are fantastic but I love die-cutting so much and any way I can find to get the shapes and designs I want with my dies on a card, makes me very happy indeed. And I found one! Well, for me anyway....someone else has probably already come up with this and I'm usually a bit behind with my techniques so I'm sorry if you've seen this before....

I've always wanted to create a circle or pattern with my dies where the die-cuts are of an equal distance. My eye-sight is terrible so I could never eye-ball it and it frustrated me so much....until......I realised I could do this by using my Gina K. Design Wreath Builder Template and any stamp set with matching dies! This is what I did:

Using the 4x4 inch template, I cut a piece of white cardstock the same size as the whole template. I used temporary tape to adhere the template on top of cardstock and put in my MISTI. Using a flower from the Mon-Ami stamp set
I set it up to stamp in all four corners. I then used it again to stamp in the other four corners.

This is what you end up with. You could use whatever colour or type of ink you liked as it depends on whether you want to use the die-cut flowers again or not. I removed the template and grabbed the matching Mon-Ami Fleur Fri-die and die-cut every flower.

I now have a PERFECT circle/wreath of die-cut flowers!! Now you could simply colour the flowers you just die-cut and in-lay them back in but I went a bit further.....

I trimmed the panel down so that it would sit on a 4.5x4.5 inch card base with room around it. I held it in place with some washi tape and stamped the flower in each die-cut hole.

I was then able to add foam tape to the back of the die-cut panel and pop it up PERFECTLY over the stamped flowers. You won't believe how excited I was that this worked and I have MILLIONS of ideas of different cards to make with this technique.

All I had to do then was die-cut a circle of white cardstock with one of the Ornament Tag Fri-dies (which turned out to fit perfectly in the middle of my wreath), stamp a sentiment from Frankly'isms and pop it up on foam tape. I glued on some sequins from Neat and Tangled and a clear jewel on each flower from Studio Katia. Ta-Da!!  What do you think??

 I really hope this has given you a different way to look at your stamp sets with matching dies. And if your thinking of purchasing any of the products I used today or any others from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps don't forget to use my special code to save yourself some money!!

Whew, that was one long blog post and I hope your still hanging in there with me. Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you back here again soon with some new card ideas.

Take care