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Monday, June 17, 2013

June Sneak Peek Week Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 
June
Sneak Peek Week!!

I'm so glad you're here to join the party!
We have 3 really fun sets debuting this month! 
AND a really amazing guest designer!
Please give a warm Friday greeting to Keren Baker who joins us this week from the UK!
She has a wonderful style that I admire, and I'm so glad she is sharing her inspiration with us.

Keren and The Girl Friday Ink Squad will bring you inspiration from a new set each day this week.
They are all 4 x 6, packed with fun
and will be available on June 20th!

Our first set of the week is one that you will have lots of fun creating with. 
It's pretty but bold and versatile too!

Introducing...
Wonderful Words

First up is this classic beauty from our amazing guest Keren...

What a wonderful way to say thank you!
I love the way she placed the pretty stamped flowers atop her created stems.
The little strip of color next to the sentiment is sucha great touch!


Girl Friday Dana  has 4 fabulous creations to share!
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So simple, so stunning!  I love the fussy cut flowers and the way she used the pretty vine from Casual Elegance.

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How gorgeous are those flowers stamped on colored cardstock and embossed in white?
Oh be still my heart!  Love that handstamped background from Countdown too!

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This would be so great for birthdays, graduations, or for anyone about to embark on a life adventure!

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The handstamped background from Houndstooth adds such a delicious warmth to this.
The button center on that special cut flower really makes me smile :)

Girl Friday Lynn has 3 lovelies.
Each different but awesome!
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I love the sentiment stamped over the flower!
Such a great peak a boo in the center of that die cut circle.


Wonderful Words 2
Simple, easy and quick!
You can have so much fun by stamping a simple sentiment in multiple colors!


Wonderful Words 1
Pure loveliness.  This set really looks awesome paired with Casual Elegance!

Last but not least,
Check out this adorable gift bag from Girl Friday Virginia!
June (sneak peek)
I love the colorful flowers scattered over the front.
What a great way to create your own look on a simple bag.


What a great way to start the week!
Would a prize make it even more fun?
I think so!!
I'll be giving away a free stamp set from each sneak peek day 
to a random comment.

All you have to do is leave a comment right here on this post
answering the following question...
When do you start creating your holiday cards?

I'll announce all the winners on Thursday when I reveal the new sets:)

We'll be back tomorrow with another exciting set to show you.
Same time, same place!



77 comments:

  1. I'm just loving those big bold fonts along with the elongated letters! These projects are all so pretty! I make Christmas cards all year long.

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  2. lovely new stamps...looking forward to seeing more. I usually start in the Fall.

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  3. always think i'd love to do them in July, but it is usually October when my sister and I go to a crafting retreat--we crank them out!

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  4. Awesome flowers! Love flowers and leaves stamps.
    I usually start too late and then have to work like crazy to have them out in the mail beginning of January :-( I decided that this year I will start earlier for a change.

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  5. Love this! Beautiful projects from the DT. I usually start my holiday cards in August, at least I try.

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  6. Truthfully, November. I aim for October. I wish I would begin in September. :)

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  7. I start right after Christmas so I can make about 110 cards over time, rather than being in a rush at the end.

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  8. The DT girls have rocked these. Beautiful and such different examples!

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  9. I usually start my Christmas cards in mid to late November. It would be a lot easier to make them throughout the year, but I never learn.

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  10. Your DT shared some cute cards with us!
    I'm going to start in August this year because I have sent zero out the last two years. It gets late, I get frazzled, and just say forget it:(

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  11. I start in October -when all the blogland challenges start up ;)

    ps LOVE your choice of font! Great showcasing for Day 1

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  12. Honestly, I usually wait until the first week in December. It seems that I need to get caught up in the festivities of the season to get inspired. Love today's sneak peek!

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  13. Those are lovely projects! The new flowers are delightful. I start making my holiday cards in November!

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  15. The bold sentiments look awesome ... especially with those beautiful flowers!
    Holiday cards are started in September or October. I like to get them done a little early vs. waiting 'till the last minute.

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  16. Wow! Love the bold sentiments!!! Love the classic font!
    I start my holiday cards in January! (I'm in a Christmas card kit club with some friends!)

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  17. New set today looks fabulous. For the first time ever I have started my holiday cards and have quite a stash built up already!!

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    1. Just a quick second comment. Love the DT samples this morning, a great intro to the set.

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  18. The fonts and the flowers are lovely as are the DT's projects. I usually start my holiday cards in December. But this year, I've started already!

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  19. Wow! What a great new set! Love all the DT inspiration! Sadly, I don't start making my holiday cards until a month or two before the holiday(s). I excel at procrastination! LOL! Thanks for the chance!

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  20. Love those flowers. I usually start holiday cards in the summer since I do a couple of craft shows in the fall.

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  21. Oh yes, I would love to win CFS! My one set needs company & I love what I see today! I never actually stop making holiday cards & this year I joined a group on SCS to make a set number every month. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Fabulous cards!

    I love to create my holiday cards in advance but being busy with day work and a mother of two, usually my holiday cards are done last minutes even I been reminding myself over and over again that I need to create holiday cards early!!!

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  23. What a great set! I start creating my holiday cards in the middle of November. They don't always get sent out till the middle of December but at least I have them done lol.

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  24. Beautiful samples!!! This set looks gorgeous! I always have the best intentions to start making my holiday cards early, but usually I end up starting around December 1st!

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  25. Great inspiration from the DT. I started this year first week of Jan!! But not usually until much later in the year!!

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  26. Lovely use of a new set. Holiday cards...usually early November. I make the same mistake every year...I make different cards with special people in mind and this makes my holiday card making long in time and eventually short in inspiration!!!!

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  27. Beautiful samples from the DT! TFS I usually have few cards leftovers from the previous years, so I start making the new ones after Thanksgiving. Thanks for the chance!

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  28. What a great set of inspirational projects! I usually start making my holidays cards after Halloween.

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  29. I usually start thinking about Christmas cards in October, but I will make one anytime of year if a good idea strikes me. Love the new stamps! Thanks for a chance to win them!

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  30. Gorgeous cards from your DT...started holiday last week for the first time as a matter of fact. Trying to finish them so I don't get so frazzled in November and December.

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  31. Usually I start in November, but this year I made several already, thanks to a couple of year round Christmas challenges I found in blog land!

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  32. I usually start right after Christmas and make them year round. I have almost 80 made so far. :)

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  33. December 26th (I create holiday cards all year round - takes the pressure off at holiday time. now if I can only get in the habit of addressing them throughout the year as well...)

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  34. Yikes, I've made them one year and decided it was too much. I make just a couple here and there for Christmas.

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  35. Love these inspirational projects! Unfortunatley I'm a procrastinator and start right around Thanksgiving. Happy Monday!

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  36. Wow! This looks like a set that will get inked up over and over. Love the fonts!

    Last year I joined a monthly Christmas card challenge on SCS so I started in January. Was soooooooooooooooo nice to have them all done by end of November. So I signed up again this year...and have yet to make a card. {sigh!} I am really hoping to have at least a few ideas worked out into samples by the middle of August so I can get serious about the mass producing by the time I get back from vacation mid-September. Otherwise, I am so screwed....

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  37. Such beautiful cards from the DT today! Hmmmmm when do I start my holiday cards? Ummm...the day before xmas! LOL! I try to get ahead, but seriously, I guess I work better under pressure...so I do really leave it until the last minute.

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  38. The DT rocked it again...gorgeous cards. I always say I am going to start early but it is usually late November by the time I get around to it.

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  39. Beautiful cards from the DT! Gorgeous stamp set! I always have the best intentions of starting holiday cards early but it never happens and I am far too busy around the holidays to get 'em done. This year may be different if I start late August. We will see LOL! :)

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  40. Gorgeous cards by the DTs. I looove flowers and am just waiting to get my hands on them. I start creating my holidays cards by end October if possible.

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  41. Lovely projects! Loving the font! Holiday cards... I try to get them rolling a week or two before Thanksgiving. Try.

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  42. I try to start my Christmas cards in July or August

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  43. I am in a group, and we make holiday cards all year long. I don't send them, however--I donate them all, and get photo cards for my own use. People want to see what my girls look like.

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  44. Wow all cards so beautiful!! I usually start my holiday cards in October, and if I behalf and not procrastinate, I'll have them ready to be mailed out by the last week of November.

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  45. I make them year round...I belong to the same group that Joyce is a part of so my holiday card making starts in January, makes it so much easier to get all of my cards completed. I used to send out photo cards and now slip the photo inside.

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  46. Loving the font and sentiments! And the answer to your question is not soon enough! Ha! I start in early November usually....

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  47. Awesome stamps and great sentiments....Diana's cards are my favorites. I am starting my holiday cards next month as a participate in a Christmas in July card making challenge. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. Very pretty projects. Love the shape of this flower.
    I always intend to start holiday cards right after Thanksgiving but usually end up doing them at the very last minute!

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  49. Well, I usually start in November in a panic mode, but this year I actually got about thirty done in January! Of course, I still have about 150 more to go. LOL. Thank you for the chance to win. :D

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  50. All the projects are gorgeous and it looks like an awesome stamp set.
    I've already got a good start to my Christmas cards..yay!

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  51. can't wait to see the full set! I start sometime in october usually...

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  52. It is adorable and attractive. tempting to buy the stamps.

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  53. What fabulous cards!! Love them all! I know it's going to be a great release.
    Holiday cards.....think about them starting in January and finally get down to making decisions around the beginning of December! LOL Buy holiday card supplies all year long tho!

    Sue Brailey

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  54. LURVE all of these AWESOME cards, ladies!!! I start working on my Holiday cards year round so that I won't make tons at the last minute.....hee hee!!! :)

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  55. These are all awesome! Never think to decorate a plain bag but thanks to Virgina I think I'll start! I usually start holiday cards in July or so. I try to get then done early. Can't wait to see the rest of the release!

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  56. I usually start in September, with the whole "back to school" routine getting me thinking about the next season. But each year I vow to make them slowly throughout the year. Well that usually lasts until mid January!

    I am new to CAS-ual Fridays so I can' wait to see your release!

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  57. Gorgeous cards! I can't contemplate Christmas cards until there is absolutely no trace of summer left. But even then, it's usually November by the time I start, when I realise how little time there is left to get them all made!

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  58. What beautiful cards! I love the flower stamps. Can't wait to see the full reveal. :)

    I generally start making Christmas cards in November. Last year I started in January, and it's the only reason I got them all done on time. I suspect I'll be in trouble this year so I may need to start making them in October.

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  59. What gorgeous cards!! I usually start my Christmas cards the week of Christmas but this year I am relly going to try harder to start in maybe September?

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  60. I start in the summer because I go alllllll out!! It takes quite a while to make them all.

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  61. Fabulous set, fabulous samples! In theory I'd start creating my holiday cards in Aug/Sept. but in reality, it is more like November/December!

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  62. Is there supposed to be a start and stop time for creating holiday cards? Why wasn't I informed of this! LOL It's Christmas and Halloween year round in our house. Loving the new flowers.

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  63. What a fantastic new release - and the "reveals' by your DT are absolutely gorgeous! Eye-candy, each and every one! Last year (first time making cards!), I started too late - at the end of October! This year, I'm aiming for early October, or perhaps even September!! Great question - you have me thinking!!
    c

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  64. Very pretty blooms and font on these cards. I usually only start on Christmas cards in Oct-Nov...pretty late but I only send out about 10 handmade and the rest are photo cards.

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  65. Wonderful stamp set! A whole bunch of lovely cards to show it off here, too! I usually try and work on holiday cards for Operation Write Home all year round so that I can have a good stash ready to ship to them in September/October. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. More DT gorgeousness!! Love seeing how differently each DT member sees the stamps. Especially loving Dana's collection...
    I always say I'm going to start creating holiday cards in July but it usually ends up being October!

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  67. For the last two years, I've made my Mother-In-Law a big set of Christmas cards for her April birthday. So I guess I start in March or April. Looking forward to your release.

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  68. Never did stop, I have created few when a challenge has come up. Then when I saw some leftover Christmas bits. The biggest surge starts in July!

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  69. I mostly make mine in the fall, but I do them other times also.

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  70. I start December 1st! Yes, I really do!

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  71. I LOVE this set...the sneak peek is wonderful! Love those flowers and the font of your sentiments. Pretty! I actually make my Christmas cards all year round, so when it comes to November, I am ready to address them and send them out. I started doing this about 2 years ago!
    Smiles,
    Lesley

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  72. I see two sentiments that are a "must have"... can't wait.

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  73. Beautiful cards!!! I start creating my holiday cards in October, but I start my cards for OWH in July or August, so I can get them out on time.
    Thank you so much for a chance to win this lovely stamp set!!!

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  74. I start in December ... A little late I know xx

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  75. Always leave it too late to start my Christmas cards but have good intentions to start earlier every year! Probably around November time

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  76. Love the projects....the stamps are so cool! I start making my Christmas cards in September. :)

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