Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Peace, Love, Coffee, and a Colorburst Background

Lisa here!  I'm sharing with you today a card I made using some of my very favorite CAS-ual Fridays products!  I started with a background I created using some Ken Oliver Colorbursts and the Modern Petals stencil.  (I have a short photo tutorial here if you didn't catch it the first time around).  I love to get out my colorbursts and stencils and play and make a bunch at one time so when I'm ready to use them, they're ready for me!

Then of course... the coffee cup... I love the To Go Cup Fri-Dies available in the shop... the size is fantastic to be the star of the show on a card... and since coffee is the star of most of my mornings... it's perfect!  And that beautiful fox from the Foxy stamp set... perfect for my coffee wrap that I cut from Copic Friendly paper.

I love the 4 Petal Fri-Dies!!  Handy for all kinds of flowers... I cut these from red cardstock and covered them with some Wow Vintage Candy Cane embossing powder.  Added a few branches from the Casual Trees Fri-Dies and my favorite sentiment from Peace, Love and Coffee as well as the additional Peace sign... both stamped in Versamark on black cardstock and embossed with Wow Opaque Bright White powder.

I love how bold it is, yet somehow (to me anyway) it still evokes peaceful thoughts... I think it's that beautiful quiet fox....

I hope you enjoyed your stop!  And did you know now is a good time to get some of your favorite sets that you've been wanting but just haven't gotten yet?  There are some products in the shop that are retiring and are 25% off right now!  Once they're gone they are gone!  They're making room for some awesome new products so get what you've been wanting before it's too late and at a great price!

And here's this for you as well:

And you don't have to use mine!  Use the code for whichever Girl Friday inspires you!  

Come back again soon for more inspiration!

Monday, August 19, 2019


Hello, it's Michelle here today from Seashell Creations with a Christmas card.
I've been on a roll lately with Christmas cards so this year I hope to be on top of sending them out in time! 
Have you started yours yet? 

I've used the Naughty'isms stamp set along with the Naughty Fri-Dies.
I die cut the sentiment in white and black card stock and glued them together for a bit of dimension.
I stamped the stockings, coloured them in and die cut them.  I adhered all my pieces to a white card panel and then stamped the "at least you made the list" sentiment along the bottom.  There are so many fun sentiments to add!  I love "naughty is the new nice"!!

Now who will I send this card to!!  

Here's the stamp sets and Fri-Dies that I used and I have linked them in the description above.
Don't forget to use my discount code to save 15% in the shop. (MICHELLESENTME)

Thanks for visiting, now I'm off to finish packing for my little trip to Fiji.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Retiring Sale!

It's THAT time again! Time for some of our sets to ride off into the sunset. 
Many already have very limited quantities, so hurry over to the shop to grab the ones you want while you still can. The retiring sets are all marked at 25% off, no code needed, while supplies last. 
Once they are gone, they are gone. They will not be reordered.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Friends Furever!!

Hello Crafty Friends!! 
Larissa here today to share a SWEET Birthday or Thinking of You Card for a Friend!! I'm using the FUN Bushy Tailed and Nate & Friday Stamp Set!! I just LOVE the Sentiments, especially the one I've used on my Card today!! 
I started by creating a Stenciled Paw Print Background using some Aged Mahogany and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks!! Then a Added some Water Droplets for texture and then I Stamped and Embossed the Image onto some Patterned Paper for some FUN Texture!! I  colored it in with Copic Markers!! 
I added some Tonic Studios Glitter Nuvo Drops to the Heart on his chest and some Black Gel Pen to his Nose, along with some White Gel Pen details for highlights!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment in WoW White Embossing Powder to a Black Banner and then adhered it using 3D Foam Squares!! 

I hope this puts a SMILE on your Face for a HAPPY Weekend ahead!!  

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!!


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Friend, what's up?

Hi everybody! We are half-way through August and running quickly towards Christmas. In New Zealand we are getting close to Spring and I can't wait for all the cherry blossoms to burst (and to finish morning frosts!!).

I wanted to share a card with you today where I've used a stamp set a bit differently. Not having a huge craft budget I'm always looking for new ways to stretch my stamps and dies, so thought I would share with you too!

I don't use yellow on my cards very often but one of my very good friends is obsessed with yellow, so she encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and use it all over the card front!

The floral circles are actually from the hot-air balloon image in the 'Floating' stamp set. I used pieces of washi tape to mask off the balloon strings before covering with Versamark ink. And they fit perfectly in the 'Ornament Tag Fri-dies'. For all the details on how I put this card together, pop over to my blog.

Washi tape is fantastic for masking and I hope this gives you some ideas on how to use some other stamp sets differently. I'll see you back here soon with some more card designs!!

Take care

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Thinking of You Card and a VIDEO

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Nora from A Creative Touch on the blog today with a thinking of you card AND my first ever video tutorial! 

Dies: Garden Fri-Dies, Tag Buddies Fri-dies
Stencil: Modern Petals Stencil

I used the Modern Petals Stencil with some pink glitter paste for the background.

I added some flowers from Peaceful Garden and Peace and Comfort stamp sets in pink over some upside down tags as the embellishments for this card.

I stamped the sentiment using black ink from the Peace and Comfort set on a white strip and adhered it to the card front using foam adhesive.

To see how I created this card, click below or click here to see it in HD on YouTube!!!

I hope this inspires you to dig out those unused supplies and make a mess! Want to go on a shopping spree? Use my code NORASENTME for an extra 15% off your total order!!!

I want to thank you for stopping by. Until next time....

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Hope Shaker Card with Maria

Hello everyone! It's Maria back on the blog with you today with another card, showcasing the Tin Roof Cover Die and the Big Hope Fri-Die.

This type of card is never easy to make.  A friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago and she is currently going through some chemo treatment.  She's doing really well (thank the Lord above)!  I will be sending her a gift and so I created this card to go along with it.

This card is really simple to make and I didn't even do any stamping.  I started by die-cutting the Tin Roof Cover Die with a 110 lb. white card stock.  I also die-cut the word "hope" and set both aside as I worked on my background.

I ink-blended an A2 size Bristol Smooth white card stock with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick using a sunburst stencil.  I know you can hardly see the inside but it is a sun-ray.  I figured the significance of this would have a huge impact since there's always light at the end of the tunnel, and she is almost there!

I die-cut a frame die and adhered my Tin Roof die-cut behind the frame.  I wanted to create a shaker card and needed the frame to cover the foam tape.  I also adhered the acetate sheet to keep the shaker elements intact. 

I used some light pink and crystal sequins mix with sparkling stars for my shaker element.  This card is so pretty in real life.

To finish my design, I ink-blended the "hope" die-cut with the same distress oxide ink that I used for the background and layered it with some dark gray card stock to add some texture and dimension.  Here's a closer look:

I hope you like my project today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamp and dies that I featured today.  Don't forget to use my coupon code "MARIASENTME" for 15% off your order.  Happy stamping!

Friday, August 9, 2019


Hi All - it's Vicki here today from All I Do Is Stamp

Today I used a few products for making my card.

 I started by stenciling the 2 back panels using the Curtis Stencil and the Bold Trellis stencil.  I then used the Trellis Cover Die to place over the top.

For my final step, I 4-layered the Hello die, from the 3 combo Sweet Friends Fri-Dies, and adhered it to the bottom corner.

That's it for me today.  Don't forget, if you use my code you can save 15% off your purchase.

Also, today only:
SPECIAL 24 hour SALE in celebration of Michele's son turning 18!

[No, my code will not work with this special sale]
See ya next time!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

No Limit To Your Awesomeness

Lisa here and I mentioned last time that I would share a background using watercolors and a stencil and so here we are!  I love this beautiful Mon Ami stamp set... the floral images and those great sentiments!

I started with the Modern Petals stencil and a panel of watercolor paper.  I taped down the stencil over the watercolor panel.

I laid down a light layer of the aqua color and let it dry.  I added a bit more tape and used a smaller paint brush with less water to add some purples and gold (of course) in a few select areas.  Less water and a tighter stencil will give you a little more control and less bleed under the stencil.

After the additional colors dried, I removed the stencil and splattered on a little of each of the colors and let it dry.

While my background was drying, I heat embossed one of the floral images from the Mon Ami set in gold on watercolor paper and die cut it out.  Then I used both of the purples that I used in my background to color it in.  I heat embossed that fun sentiment in white on Aqua cardstock and popped up both the floral and the sentiment on my background.

I love when the colors blend and bleed a bit, but you can still see the shape of the stencil open spaces!  I just added a few sequins and I was done!

That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed your stop here!

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