Friday, March 31, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Release Blog Hop!!

Happy Friday everyone!!  What better way to kick off the weekend with a BLOG HOP!!! Just warning you, this post is a bit photo heavy so be prepared!!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps has a new mini release that we have been seeing sneak peeks from all week on the designers blogs. Today we are hopping along for some prizes!!!! Five random winners will be picked from the comments on the designers blogs to win $20 gift certificates to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store and ONE random winner will be picked from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog comments to win a $50 gift certificate. How is that for a celebration?

You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog but if you have gotten lost along the way, the complete list of all the designers participating  blogs are below.

Today I am sharing cards I created with the new "Rad" stamp that is available NOW at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store. These stamps screamed more "boy" to me so I wound up creating four masculine cards with them.


My first card is a graduation card. I created this card for my nephew for his high school graduation this spring.


I started off by stamping some of the sentiments in the "Rad" set in light gray on a white panel. (really hard to see, but it is there!!) I layered the stamped panel over a white, A2, top folding card base.


I then stamped "grad" in red over the gray words. Next I used foam adhesive to adhere a silver embossed sentiment strip above the "grad" sentiment.


I finished the card by adhering some "Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies" stars and sequins onto the card front.

My second card I used the "Rad" set along with the new "Modern Petals" stamp set to create a simple, masculine card.


I started off by stamping the funky squares from the "Modern Petals" stamp set in different greens on a scrap of white card stock . I then adhered the white panel onto an A2 sized, green card. I adhered a scrap of green patterned paper over the stamped panel, topping it off with a strip of gold. (hard to tell in the photo but it has been as gloomy as can be and this was the best I could get!!)


I finished off the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment in gold that I created from the plethora of words in the "Rad" set. So simple yet a perfect masculine card!!

The third card I created I just used the "Rad" set to make a simple, graphic birthday card.


I stamped sentiments from the set in kraft and red onto a Kraft card base. I then added some "Fun Fetti" stars that I had left over from the first card to fill in some empty space in the sentiment block.


I used a scoreboard to make a score above the top of the sentiment block and then added a piece of Washi tape and a scrap of patterned paper to the bottom to finish off this simple card.

For my last card, I experimented a little bit.


I used some Colorburst in two different greens on watercolor card stock to create the background. I then splashed a bit of mist spray in gold over the top.


While this was drying, I stamped and embossed a sentiment strip in green using "Rad." I also die cut some stars using the "Fun Fetti Fri-Dies" out of gold paper.


I adhered the dried, green background I created over an A2 card base. I then made a nest out of some gold floss and layered the sentiment over it. To complete the card, I adhered the die cut stars and a few sequins to the card front.

Has this hop inspired you to shop? Use my code nora2017 to get 15% off your total order.


Next stop will be Kimberly's blog. Don't forget to leave some comments for a chance to win!!

Here is the complete blog list if you have gotten lost along the way!!

Special Guest: Nicole Picadura
Special Guest: Irit Shalom
Nora Noll<(You are Here)

Thank you so much for stopping by!! Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!


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51 comments:

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

beautiful cards :) love the simple and super creative designs, very effective. thanks for sharing

Sarah Greber said...

I was going to say how nice and clean your cards are! And then I saw that fun inky messier one at the end. lol. I like all of them! I like the clean and simple, but I also like the blast of colors at the end. Fun!

Janet Zeppa said...

Awesome creations! Love seeing masculine cards.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great selection of cards Nora! I find cards for men to be the hardest ones so I am in awe that you managed a whole collection with the same stamp set. Go you!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The first cards were plain and simple
and so effective. And then the
watercolor popped up - fantastic.
Love them all.
thanks for sharing.

Shelly said...

These are all awesome!

sandie said...

wow loving the CAS design of the first few cards-super!

Avra Williams said...

Great cards! Perfect for teens!

Heidi Sagel said...

Great card ideas especially for guys....Love the colors.

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

What amazing cards Nora! All so different and unique, thanks for sharing them!

Daria Z. said...

Masculine cards are always a challenge to me, but when I saw Rad 2, I thought it was a perfect set for masculine cards. You have showcased it beautifully!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of green! The color burst one is fabulous

Cynthia Cole said...

Such clever cards!

Marcia said...

Great guy cards!! Love the green colors!!

Annie Solomon said...

Great-looking cards. I LOVE all the green! That first card, though--I so admire designs that leave a lot of white space. And the kraft card is perfect for all those guy friends and family it's so hard to design for.Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Elise Smith said...

Sweet and simple designs! Green is my favorite, so I love the green ones :)

Naama said...

Gorgeous cards! Love all the different styles you've created with the Rad set, I loved it when I saw it and it's so great seeing it in use! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Kathleen said...

Totally epic cards!!
Kathleen Mc x

Michele Gross said...

awesome cards!!! Love that green background :)

Dana M said...

Fabulous CASE cards! Love the green background.

Dawn S. said...

I like all of these. Great masculine cards!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I like how versatile the rad stamp is! Perfect for masculine cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Fantastic cards! Love your uses of the sentiments!

Sue LD said...

Lots of great sentiment cards.

Rose W said...

Your green marble is awesome. Love your cards.

Teresa Doyle said...

Nora, these are just fantastic. I struggle with masculine cards and these are such great examples. TFS!

Julie Wexler said...

Nora- I'm always on the lookout for good masculine card inspiration, and you provided it! Thanks for showing clean and simple projects that would work with this set!

Craftydancer said...

The new sentiments will make great cards for a young person. Good job showcasing them.

Cheryl Jones

Michelle Wallace said...

Love them all!

McStamper said...

Love your C&S card ideas. Your watercolor background is awesome.

Jan Phat said...

Fantastic designs... Green is one of my fav colors. That gorgeous green background is very pretty/Jan

Susan White said...

Awesome cards, I loved seeing so many masculine cards!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like the simplicity of your awesome cards.

Macimbalo said...

Love your cards, all of them. My fav is the first one, graduation - it's stunningly CAS!

Lady Joyful said...

What a great selection of cards!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the green watercolors! Fabulous. Also love your clean and simple designs on the other cards, especially the graduation card.

Holly said...

Love the water color background on the card!

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Miss Lauren said...

These are all fantastic!! And I love that they're all examples of more neutral cards, rather than sparkly or frilly ones!

Regina Cooper said...

Beautiful cards! I love the watercolor background and the green one really caught my eye, very pretty.

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love that pretty Color Burst card! Awesome sentiments!

Kerys said...

Omg! I just love these cards. I've just ordered the rad set and you've just overloaded me with inspiration!! Lol!! Thank you so much :)

Laurie said...

Great cards!! i am also a clean and simple card maker. I love how you used the stamps! So cool!

Lisa Elton said...

Terrific cards Nora! The CAS design of the first with the sparkly sentiment is my fave!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super cool and super fun!

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Projects!! LOVE the Last one especially!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

cghundley said...

Great designs on
your cards, love
the green one!
Carla from Utah

Kara Stainbrook said...

Ohhhh the colorburst card is fun!!! Love your creations!

Denise Hartley said...

Love that Rad set! I also love your first card. Sometime we get so wrapped up in creating a work of art that we forget how beautiful a clean and simple card can be. Love your colorful ones too.

Andrea1702 said...

Great cards! Love the different ways you used the Rad set.

Marybeth said...

So any amazing and beautiful projects Nora! Love them all!