Sunday, May 24, 2020

I LOVE You More than Coffee for the Spring + Summer Coffee Lover Blog Hop 2020!!

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Hello Crafty Friends!! 

Larissa here and I'm joining in the FUN for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! If you MISSED the opening Day of the Hop make sure to check out the POST HERE!! Cas-ual Fridays Stamps revealed the NEW Coffee Chip Chipboard and they're PERFECT for adding to ALL of your Coffee Themed Projects!! Plus, there are SEVERAL chances to WIN!!  
Here's what I've created for today!!  
Have you ever looked at your Cover Fri-Dies as Stencils!!?? I wanted something circular, and the Trellis Cover Fri-Die fit the bill!! I used some Therm O Web Purple tape the hold it down as I inked over the Cover Fri-Die with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink!!
How GREAT is this!!?? Now you can get even MORE out of your Cover Fri-Dies!!  
I Stamped the Coffee Sentiment using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink then I Stamped the I Love you more than sentiment in TE Early Grey Ink and then added the Stamped and Embossed Heart from the Puffy Heart Love!! I Masked the Sentiment with Purple Tape so I could only Stamp the Heart Image!! Stamping with Versa Mark Ink and Embossing with WoW Embossing Glitter in Red Glitz!! The sentiments are from the Coffee Talk Set!! I Die Cut the Coffee Cup from some RC Patterned Paper and then added some Vintage Photo Distress Inking for some Shading!! I Colored the Coffee with Copic Markers in E25 & E29 then added some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to make it look more like Coffee!! I added some Patterned Paper for the Counter and then some more inking for the shading!! It's these little details that I think really make a BIG impact on the over all look of the finished Card Design!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!
So there you have it my 2nd Coffee Card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! I hope you'll join in on the FUN for LOTS of chances to WIN!! Plus there's a SALE going on at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store!!
Use my CODE LARISSASENTME and receive another 15% off ALL off the NEWOLD and SALE items!! That includes the already marked down Coffee Products!! So that's 40% OFF the Coffee Products when you use my CODE!!
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEKEND!!
ENJOY some time CREATING and join in the FUN!!

     Puffy Heart Love   

Friday, May 22, 2020

Yay! It's the Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Happy Hop Day! We are really excited to be a Super Sponsor hop stop for this Coffee Lovers extravaganza. We've got prizes, a Sale and a brand new product too! Woot Woot!!

You are going to fall in love with our Coffee Collection after you see what my Ink Squad has created for you today, so I put the whole collection on sale! 25% off and you don't need a code :)

Today I am releasing our brand new Coffee Chips Chipboard pack!
It's so cute and fun. You'll have lots of fun inking them, painting them, glittering them, whatever you want. You get over 40 chipboard shapes in the pack for just $4.99. And guess what? It's included in the Sale too!  Another Woot Woot!!

Now that I've got you all excited, let's check out the parade of inspiration from my Ink Squad. 
Hold onto your coffee cups and prepare to be delighted :)

Larissa used our By The Beans stencil with our Coffee Cup Fri-Dies and our brand new Coffee Chips Chipboard

Lisa used our new Coffee Chips Chipboard with our By The Beans stencil, Stay Strong stamps and Bubble Box Fri-Dies

Maria used our Coffee Talk stamps with To Go Cup Fri-Dies

Michelle used our Coffee Cup Fri-Dies with 4 Petal Fri-Dies with our Cup Refills stamp set and Modern Petals stencil

Nora used our new Coffee Chips Chipboard and By The Beans stencil with a sentiment from Coffee'isms

Shona used our To Go Cup Fri-Dies all dressed up with Peaceful Garden stamps and a sentiment from Coffee'isms stamps

Vicki used our new Coffee Chips Chipboard with our By The Beans stencil and a sentiment from Coffee Talk

Make sure you comment on as many stops as you can to get lots of chances to win one of the many prizes up for grabs. We have a $25 gift code for one lucky winner and 3 lucky winners will get one of our new Coffee Chips Chipboard packs!
For a list of all the prizes and a link to all the stops, head over to the

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

We'll Get Through This Together

I hope everyone's doing well.   Maria here with you on the blog today.  I've been enjoying creating some rainbow-themed cards lately and I have another one for you today.

To begin, I used the Love Ribbon stencil inked up an A2-size black card panel with some white pigment ink.  I waited for about half an hour until the ink was dry.    

I used my mini ink blending tools to add color on top of the white ink using distress oxide inks in rainbow colors. 

I used my Glitz Glitter Gel and stencil pal to add more texture and interest to the image.  I waited for another half an hour until the gel was completely dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Heart ribbon stamp set using Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder, then heat-set using my heating tool.

To finish my design, I die-cut the word "hope" twice using some gray and white card stock.  I glued both pieces together to create dimension and adhered it onto the card panel with some liquid glue.

I love that the colors really popped against the black background!  Here's another look:

Here are the supplies I used today:

I hope you like my project.  Please don't forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order.  

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Think I might need glasses.......

Hi there everyone and thanks for stopping by!! Hopefully you'll have a chance to do some crafting this weekend and maybe my card will give you a few ideas...

Unfortunately I STILL haven't received my parcel of the New Release products but I do have one of the birthday stamp sets that came out in April and one of the sentiments inspired this card:

I really hope you can see these are eyes and not lots of little pairs of slippers!! I just love this sentiment from the 'Happy Birthday' stamp set and used that as the theme for this card.

I started off by gathering a rainbow of cardstock and die-cutting the 'eyes' using this die from the Huggable Critters Set. I also die-cut some eyelashes using black cardstock.

 I used the largest Bubble-Box Fri-Dies with some white cardstock and used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment in the middle with Versafine Onyx ink.

Next came the time-consuming part (which you know I love...) where I glued all the pairs of eyes around the sentiment, having some of them hanging off the side and giving some of them some fabulous eyelashes. I then cut off any excess over the edges.

I cut a panel of black cardstock and adhered it to the card front. The 'eyes' panel was popped up on a piece of black foam and I finished off by gluing on a few coloured pearls from Studio Katia.

I just love finding ways to stretch out my dies and so happy to find another use for the Huggable Critters set!! This might give you some ideas on how to use your own dies in different ways and if your thinking you might have to get your hands on the products I used today, don't forget to use my special code to save yourself some money.

Here's to a fabulous weekend for you all and I'll see you back here again soon with some more card ideas.

Take care and stay safe


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Pretty Posies and Zig Real Brush Markers

Hello, it's Michelle here today from Seashell Creations with a card I made using my favorite floral stamp set!  I never tire of Pretty Posies and I find myself reaching for it whenever I feel like colouring.  Today I did some water colouring with my Ziggies on water colour card stock.

First I started by stamping my images with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I chose 2 yellows and 1 orange Zig markers.   I started by colouring the whole flower with the lightest yellow and then I went in with the darker yellow and finally just a touch of the orange.

I die cut all my images with the coordinating Posies Fri-Dies and arranged them onto my card panel.  Once I had them where I wanted,  I adhered them directly onto the card panel and popped the top one up with foam tape for a bit of dimension.

I stamped the sentiment from "Bold Wishes" stamp set and adhered the panel to a top folding card with foam tape.

Bold WishesPretty PosiesPosies Fri-Dies
I hope you are inspired to make a pretty card and we would love to see you tag us on Instagram if you do.  Don't forget you can use my special discount code below in the shop for a 15% discount.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

What Would I do Without You?

Hello everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a fun card using masking and stenciling to create a striped background.

To start my card, I used a white panel that was cut to 4" by 5 1/4" and created some different colored stripes. The stripes were made by masking off areas of my cardstock with thin masking tape. I then blended different blue inks between the taped off areas.

To give the stripes more of a kick, I then used the new Love Ribbon Stencil and the same colored ink as the stripes to stencil on some hearts.

I adhered the finished panel to a blue A2, top folding card base. 
I then die cut the "friend" out of navy blue cardstock using the Sweet Friend Fri-dies. I adhered the die cut on the card front, as shown, and covered it with an Aqua Shimmer pen and Glossy Accents. I use this technique on my cards a lot as it gives the look of dimension without the bulk.

Next I stamped the sentiment in navy blue on a white cardstock strip using the new Terrific Flowers stamp set.  I used foam adhesive to adhere the sentiment strip under the die cut and the 
card was complete.

I hope this card makes you look at your stencils differently and that you give this technique a try. 

There are some FABULOUS stencils to play with  in the CFS Shop! Use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your next purchase!

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Please check the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog regularly for some AMAZING inspiration.