Today is the last day of CAS-ual Friday Stamps sneak peek sets. The last new set featured is called Countdown. A special thanks to Michele Gross for letting me play along. I had a blast designing with those fun new stamps!!!

I created this card on Sunday for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I picked this card to case. Obviously I didn’t read the description, because only after being done with my card I saw that the featured stamper didn’t create this card, but received it through a swap. Oh well… I love the wavy line of the  snowflakes and wanted to re-create that with the acrylic stamps. I love that about clear stamps.

I lined up the strip with the ovals on my acrylic block first, then added the countdown strip underneath. Both were inked with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped on a 3″ x 5″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. Next I filled in the ovals with the solid oval stamp and Sea Breeze VersaMagic ink and the striped ones with Aquatic Splash Versamagic.  The upper left and lower right corner were rounded and layered on a piece of black cardstock, that was 1/8″ bigger.

The card base is a 7″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Patina Bazzill Cardstock, folded in half. Again the corners were rounded  and little adhesive silver pearls were added. A sentiment from the strip was stamped on a 1/2″ wide strip of white cardstock. The left side was cut and a button was tied on with silver cord on the right. The sentiment was adhered to the lower right side with foam adhesive squares.

Make sure you check the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp blog to see more samples created with the new set.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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Today’s featured new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps set is called Snowflake Greetings. As the name says it has quite an assortment of snowflakes as well as greetings. My card was created out of  5 1/2″ x 7″  piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was folded in half and  a 3/4″ border was masked off with Eclipse Tape.

The center of the card was sponged with Evergreen Bough and Broken China Distress inks. Snowflakes were stamped with those same colors as well as Tumbled Glass Distress ink.

A border was drawn with a Copic Multiliner and a sentiment was stamped in the lower right corner of the sponged area with Jet Black Archival Ink.  Three rhinestones from Sleek Strip Silver Rhinestones were adhered to the left of the sentiment.

White cardstock was cut with the Faceted Snowflake die. A green button was tied on with silver cord before the snowflake was adhered to the upper right hand corner of the sponged area.

Make sure you check the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp blog to see more samples created with the new set.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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Today’s featured new CAS-ual Friday stamp set is called Merry Kiss-mas.  As soon as I saw the little gifts, I knew I wanted to line them up and dress them up with patterned paper.

I used my favorite Christmas Paper Pack Carta Bella’s Merry & Bright for that.  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock folded in half. Five presents were stamped in the center of the card with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

The bottom right corner was rounded and a sentiment was stamped right under the presents.  Don’t you just love that font? Three rhinestones from Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones next of the sentiment finish off the card. Now this is one quick Christmas card.

For my second card I had to use Debby Hughes amazing layout again. I can see this becoming one of my go to sketches for CAS cards. For this one I started by cutting the edge of a 3″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock with the Notebook Edge Die-namics die. The mistletoe image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. It was colored with Copic Markers (G24, G28) and Liquid Pearls were added to create the berries.

The long thin sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink along the notebook edge before red ribbon was tied around the top of the layers. The bow was topped off with a button, tied on with silver cord. The layers were adhered to the card base, a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock folded in half. The bottom corner was rounded to finish off the card.

Make sure you check the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp blog to see more samples created with the new set.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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I am super excited to be guest designing for the CAS-ual Friday Stamps new release this month. Today and the next three days the design team will showcase the new gorgeous sets from the second CAS-ual Friday Stamps release and they are sweet enough to let me play along. The set being showcased today is called 8 Happy Nights. It’s a stylish and fun Hanukkah set! I couldn’t help myself and made two cards.

Both of my cards are CAS, both use Summer Sky Memento Ink for the background sentiment, and Paris Dusk Memento Ink for the darker blue ink.

My first card base is a piece of  3 1/2″ x 11 piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, folded in half.  A 3″ x 5″ piece of Solar White cardstock was stamped with a long sentiment stamp of that set in Summer Sky Memento ink. That layer was stitched to a slightly bigger dark blue Core’dination cardstock piece, before it was adhered to the card base.

The layout for this card is from the current sketch challenge form Operation Write Home. The sentiment was stamped on a 3 1/2″ x 3/4″ white cardstock strip in Paris Dusk Memento Ink.  The big star was stamped also in Paris Dusk ink, cut out and stitched to the upper left hand side along with a button and Linen Thread. A second, light blue button was stitched to the lower edge of that strip.

Two smaller stars were stamped around the buttons. Rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones strip finish off this card.

A 3″ square of Solar White cardstock was stamped with the same stamp and ink as the background for the first card. Again it was stitched to a slightly bigger piece of dark blue Core’dinations cardstock.  The layers were adhered to the card base, a 4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half.

The dreidel image was stamped in Paris Dusk Memento Ink  on white cardstock and cut out. Linen thread was tied around the handle and the image was adhered to the layer with foam adhesive squares.  The sentiment was stamped under the background layer. More Sleek Strip Rhinestones finish off the card.

Make sure you check the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp blog to see more samples created with the new set.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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