Sunday, July 10, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Christmas in July Release!

Happy Sunday everyone. It is steaming hot outside and to cool you down, I am giving you a sneak peek to some new winters stamps from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. These particular stamps will be available in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store TONIGHT. They were previously released in a limited quantity for Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval box but now they are available for everyone!!

For my first card, I used all of the products above and some patterned paper for a festive creation.

I started off by trimming a piece of patterned paper from Fancy Pants "Wish Season" collection into a 4" by 5 1/4" piece. I then cut a piece of pink paper, also from "Wish Season" into four strips and notched the end with scissors to create banners. I adhered the banners, overlapping them a bit, onto the front of the wood patterned paper. Next I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment in silver from the "Snowy Sayings" stamp set onto the pink banners.

I stamped and embossed snowflakes from "Bringing on the Snowflakes" set onto vellum. I then die cut the snowflake parts out with the "Funky Flakes Fri-Dies." I tied silver DMC floss around the patterned paper, tied a bow and then adhered the vellum snowflake over the bow. I added a rhinestone in the middle of the snowflake for a bit of shine. Next I adhered the patterned paper card front over an A2 top folding card using foam adhesive. 

I then used "Walnut Stain," "Picket Fence" and "Tumbled Glass" Distress Stain over the front of the card. I added random rhinestones and some vellum left over from die cutting the snowflake over the banners for a bit of whimsy. 

I decided that I wanted to create a second card since I had so much making the first card. Instead of using primarily patterned paper, I decided to make the stamps my focal point.

I stamped the small snowflakes from "Snowy Sayings" onto a white A2 top folding card base with Hero Arts "Soft Pink" and "Tide Pool" dye ink. I then stamped the sentiment in Ranger Archival "Black" ink from the same set.

I added a scrap of pink from Fancy Pants "Wish Season" collection at the bottom and American Crafts glitter tape in blue. I then adhered random sequins in blue and white to complete the card.

Remember, these stamp sets and the die set will be available tonight in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store. Want a deal? Use the code nora2016 to get 15% off your total stamp order!!!

I thank you for stopping by. Be sure to check out the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog for links to the other designers blogs. There projects are fantastic!! Have a fabulous day!!


Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous couple of cards -- the wood grain bg looks great, and the fun non-traditional colors on the 2nd, LOVE

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. LoVe your snowflakes.
Crafty hugs,

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards with fabulous details! Love these snowflakes!

Mary Holshouser said...

Isn't it wonderful when you have a paper
that will fit in your design idea.
I love wood grain paper and it's great
with the flakes on it.
Beautiful card. The pink banner
is amazing.
thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome snowflake cards using these snowflake stamps and dies. I want them all.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Such amazing release!!! Your snowflake cards are breathless!!!

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards!! I love these snowflakes!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! I really love the first one; love the colors, love the design.

Teresa Doyle said...

So gorgeous Nora. What beautiful cards! TFS!

Swimmom said...

Pretty cards! Love the colors!

Kim Heggins said...

Nora, two simply magical cards. Love those beautiful detailed snowflakes, they look so amazing!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE these cards, Nora, especially that first one, the way you stamped the sentiment on the banners is genius (I'll be casing that for sure, haha!)

Anita in France said...

Yep, I agree with Kim, Nora ... these are both magical ... the snowflake on the first with the silver thread bow is especially gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful snowflake cards, love these non traditional color combos too!

cghundley said...

How beautiful your
cards are! Loving
the snowflakes.
Carla from Utah

Macimbalo said...

Such pretty snowflake cards - great inspiration!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Fabulous cards and very inspirational:)