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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!






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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!







Sunday, July 11, 2021

Thinking of You Makes my Heart.......

Hello Crafty Friends!!

Today I'm showcasing this SWEET "Thinking of You Makes my Heart...Smile" Card!! I'm using the NEW Swirls Stencil along with the Everyday Dragonflies Stamp Set and the Sassy Smiles Duo Stamp Set!! 
I Started by Spraying the back side of the Swirls Stencil with Pixie Spray and then adhered it over a Grey Brick Patterned Paper Card Panel and and Inked with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink!! I LOVE the way it resembles the flight path of the Dragon Flight!!  
I wanted to add a Sentiment and a SWEET Dragonfly Image in the center of the Swirls Stencil Designs!! So I Embossed the Dragon Fly Image from Everyday Dragonflies Stamp Set using WoW Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder!! I Colored with Copic Markers C0, C2  & R81 & R85!! Then Die Cut the Dragon Fly out using the coordinating Drangonflies Die Set!! Then I Stamped and Embossed the Sentient using the Sassy Smiles Duo Stamp Set and Embossing with the same WoW Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder!!
For the Inside of the Card to finish off the Sentiment, I Stamped the "Smile" Sentiment!! I Stamped with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink and then Embossed with WoW Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder!! Then I also Stamped and Embossed the Tiny Heart Also included in the Set with Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and WoW Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder!! I LOVE how the Iridescent Sparkle carries into the inside of the card and keeps everything cohesive and SPARKLY!! It REALLY does make me SMILE!! 
 I adhered the Dragonfly to the Card Panel with a thin strip of Foam Adhesive to flip up the Dragonflies Wings!! Then finished off the design by adding some Trinity Stamps Fairy Rocks Rhinestone Embellishments for even more Iridescent Sparkle!! SWOON!! This Card is Simple in its Design, but it sure does pack a PUNCH and I KNOW it'll make the Recipient SMILE!! 

For TONS of AMAZING Inspiration make sure to visit the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog and shop the NEW, Old and Sale Products in the CFS Shop!! You can also use my discount code LARISSASENTME to SAVE 15% off anything in the Shop!! WHOOP WHOOP!! 

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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!  

Larissa Heskett 💗


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