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Monday, July 26, 2021

Last Day of the July Release!

It's the last day of our July Release.
I hope you've had as much fun as we have. 
Today we show you the last stencil. It's great for lots of occasions from Spring to Fall, and will work with just about any sort of sentiment from Birthdays to Encouragement.

Introducing Falling Leaves, 5.75 inch 10ml mylar stencil



Let's see it in action!


Nora made a fun shaker card with WTF2 stamps 



Lisa paired it with Big Thanks Duo 



Larissa layered it over a designer paper and paired it with Sassy Smile Duo 



Vicki layered Snowflake Stencil over it and fun sentiments from Coffee'isms


And on this one she stamped leaves from Pretty Posies over it and added a sentiment from Terrific Flowers.



And that's a wrap! 4 New Stencils and LOTS of fabulous inspiration equaled 4 days of fun!

Before you dash off to the SHOP, leave a comment here for your chance to win a stencil package.
One lucky winner from all the comments left during release week will receive happy mail containing each of the new stencils from the release! Woot Woot! 
Tell your crafty friends so they'll have a chance too.
The luck winner will be announced on July 28th.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Day 3 of our July Stencil Release!

Welcome back to our release party! Today's forecast is Partly Cloudy.

Today's new stencil features not one but TWO decorative cloudy edges to create fun cloudscapes, a happy little sun and rainbow, 2 little clouds and a wonderful sun that could be rising or setting. This stencil plays really nicely with lots of our stamps and dies, including Raindrop Duo and Scattered Showers Stencil.

Introducing Partly Cloudy, 5.75 inch 10 ml mylar stencil.


Let's see the eye candy!

Vicki added a sentiment from Mon Ami stamps which works perfectly with her rainbow clouds.


On this one she added Bubbly Stencil, another sentiment from Mon Ami stamps and Sweet Friend dies.



Larissa added a sweet sentiment from Pretty Posies 



Lisa layered Flowerburst Stencil, and used Sassy Smile Duo



Nora used a sentiment from Supercalifragilistic


Lots of great projects that show you just how fun and versatile this stencil is!
I can't wait for you to see the other new stencils in action so be sure to check back each day to see what they can do.

Before you dash off to the SHOP, leave a comment here for your chance to win a stencil package.
One lucky winner from all the comments left during release week will receive happy mail containing each of the new stencils from the release! Woot Woot! 
Tell your crafty friends so they'll have a chance too.
See you tomorrow :)

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Day 2 of our July Release

Hello again! 
Today we continue our July Release with another cool stencil.
If you are just joining us, be sure to check out yesterday's post to see our new Snowflake Stencil in action.

Today we have a great addition to our Hanukkah and Judaica collection. Featuring a wonderful border that can be repeated to create a full background, and 3 varying sizes of stars, this stencil will be your go-to for Hanukkah creations and More! I think you'll find it pairs nicely with our entire Hanukkah & Judaica collection, and as you'll see in our eye candy parade, it's fun for lots of occasions.

Introducing Jewish Stars Stencil, a 5.75 inch 10ml mylar stencil




Let's see some eye candy!

Nora paired it with our Happy Hanukkah die that offers both spellings 



Lisa used our Mazel Tov stamp set and Star of David dies that will be back in stock very soon



Larissa used a sentiment from our Star of David Stamps and the Star of David Dies, both sold separately.



Vicki used Sweet Friend Die with Sassy Celebrations stamps and Stars and Stripes Stencil with Falling Leaves Stencil 

Another fun card from Vicki using Birthday Dies


Lots of great projects today!
I can't wait for you to see the other new stencils in action so be sure to check back each day to see what they can do.

Before you dash off to the SHOP, leave a comment here for your chance to win a stencil package.
One lucky winner from all the comments left during release week will receive happy mail containing each of the new stencils from the release! Woot Woot! 
Tell your crafty friends so they'll have a chance too.
See you tomorrow :)





Friday, July 23, 2021

Time for a NEW Release!

Hellloooo! I'm glad you're here because today starts our July Release!

4 super fabulous stencils have just been added to the shop!! So exciting!
For the next few days, the Girl Fridays will be showcasing awesome ways to use the new goodies, and you'll be awed at how well they work with lots of our other stamps and dies.
The best part is you don't have to wait to shop. The new stencils are in the Shop Now. Hurray!!

Today we have a pretty stencil that will be great on all of your Christmas tags and cards, and your winter layout projects. It features a pretty snowflake in 3 sizes as well as cute dot snowy pattern AND 2 decorative edges for creating snow drifts and more!
Introducing Snowflake Stencil, a 5.75 inch 10ml mylar stencil.




Let's see some eye candy!

Lisa used it with our Merry Christmas die and our Pinked Slimline die which will be back in stock very soon.



Nora used Funky Flakes dies with Snowy Sayings stamps  (both are on sale!)


Vicki paired it with Merry Christmas dies She has another cute project on her blog that you'll want to see.



Larissa  also used the Merry Christmas Die. I love that she used the stencil on top of designer paper, great layered look!




So many great ideas to use this Snowflake Stencil. I'm sure there will be lots more in the future as the Ink Squad continues to have fun with it.
I can't wait for you to see the other new stencils in action so be sure to check back each day to see what they can do.

Before you dash off to the SHOP, leave a comment here for your chance to win a stencil package.
One lucky winner from all the comments left during release week will receive happy mail containing each of the new stencils from the release! Woot Woot! 
Tell your crafty friends so they'll have a chance too.
See you tomorrow :)




Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Using Dies to Create a Stencil

Hello Crafty Friends!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a card I created by making my own flower stencil using dies.


Sometimes I like to make easy cards, other times I like to try new things. 


I decided that I wanted to make a flower stencil using the 4 Petal Die set and a piece of plastic sheet. 


The plastic sheet was 6" by 6" and I randomly die cut flowers out of the whole sheet. Don't have a plastic sheet to use? You can use a piece of heavy weight cardstock or a piece of acetate to create the stencil.


After I created my stencil, I used peach dye ink and a stencil brush to blend ink over a white sheet of paper. I then took some Copic Markers to shade in my flowers and added three white dots in the center using a gel pen.


Next I stamped the small leaf from the Flower Duo set with green ink in some of the empty white space. I used Copic Markers in shades of green to give some weight to my leaves.


 I die cut the panel and added a white scallop at the bottom and placed it over a green stenciled stripe that I created using the Stars and Stripes stencil.


 I added this rectangle to an A2, Kraft, card base.


I stamped a sentiment from the Flower Duo set with clear embossing ink and heat embossed it in white. I cut the Kraft paper into a rectangle and punched a hole into the left hand side. I added some ribbon and jute to my make shift tag and adhered it to my card front using foam adhesive.


My last step was to add some clear droplets around the sentiment.

I cannot tell you how much FUN I had creating this card!!! I encourage you to take the time and try this technique. The 4 Petal Dies were the perfect flower to use for making your own stencil.

Hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Shop for a shopping spree!! (Hint: there will be a new release this Friday so you might want to wait.) Use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total order, including any sale items you might buy!!!


I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Please come back on Friday for the NEW July release!!! Have a FABULOUS day!









Sunday, July 18, 2021

A Quick Hello!

Hello crafty friends!
I'm popping in with a quick hello card for you today.

  We are in a snap lockdown here in my part of the world yet again and I am away from home with limited supplies again!!  That means I can't get back home until at least Wednesday due to the 5km rule.  Lucky I have a few crafting supplies with me and one of those is the gorgeous Flower Duo set which comes with dies!  Of course I don't have my die cutting machine with me so I got my trusty snips out and fussy cut.
I colored the flower in with Prisma pencils, did some ink blending on some Hammermill card stock and adhered the flower with some foam tape. I must say those Catherine Pooler mini ink pads are so handy to travel with!  I stamped the sentiment from the Hello stamp set directly onto the card panel.  I adhered the card panel onto a card base with foam tape and called it a day!






Thanks for looking and if you're interested in purchasing any of the products I've used you can click the "let's go shopping" link below to take you over to the shop!
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You can also use my special discount code MICHELLESENTME for an additional 15% discount.









Tuesday, July 13, 2021

You Can't Have a Glitzy Rainbow Without A Little Gel


Hi all!  I'm sharing with you a glitzy rainbow today!  I just love the Duo's Stamp/Die Combos!  Today I used the Raindrops Duo Stamp Set along with the Scattered Showers Stencil with a bit of glitz!


I started with a mini slimline panel and sprayed the stencil with Pixie Spray to keep it in place.


I chose three colors knowing that as they blended I'd have 5... the yellow and pink would make orange and the pink and blue would make purple!  So if you don't have all of the colors in the rainbow... you can still create a rainbow!


So pretty, right??


Nothing a little Glitz Glitter Gel can't make even better!  I love the Iridescent because it allows the colors beneath it to show through...


While the background dried, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto a strip of Copic friendly paper and colored in the blocked Rainbow word.  I matted it with black.


One of the pinked circles from the Pinked Slimline die set was perfect cut in white glitter paper as an embellishment underneath the sentiment strip!  A few sequins and I was done!

Thanks so much for stopping and hope you'll come again soon for more CAS-ual Fridays inspiration!