Sunday, July 28, 2013

Big News at CAS-ual Fridays + 3 cards

Have you heard the exciting news?!?

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is now offering DIES!

Leave it to Michele to not only come up with exciting new products, but also a fun name for them:

Seriously, how perfect is that? FRI-DIES! Clever, clever, clever.

We'll be sharing cards made with the new dies, as well as two new sets, all week. Check back at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps often! Also, be sure to check out who the new team members are, so much inspiration!

 The first is a series of graduated dies that cut out layers of the flower from Loving Thoughts.

Don't have that stamp set? No worries, the dies work just fine on their own! Use all or some of the graduated flowers to make beautifully layered blooms. In this case, I swapped the second largest flower for some lace to give more texture. For added dimension, I die cut a set of the flowers from chipboard (really, the cardboard drink holder from Sonic, who has a wonderful half price deal on shakes after 8 pm ... feeds my sweet tooth and my crafting obsession at the same time!) The patterned paper is somewhat offset from the chipboard

 Stamping and embossing the flower first gives a more detailed look. For this flower, spritz the die cuts with water, crumple in your hands, slightly flatten and let dry. It's amazing how well the dried paper holds its shape. The sentiment is from Beanstalks.

Not a flower person? No matter, you can use the die to make cookies. Not edible cookies, of course, but ones out of 3 layers of Sonic drink holders!

The icing is from Glossy Accents scribbled on white paper (I did this with the outline die on top of the paper so I could slightly follow the petals) and later cut out. Before it dries, tossing pastel seed beads on top makes for good sprinkles. It's a fun one to feel : )

Thanks for looking, everyone! And remember, we've got a whole week of goodies on the blog!


  1. You totally rocked those dies! Genius idea to throw seed beads in glossy accents...I think I need a snack now...haha

  2. The cookie is genius! And it looks so yummy!

  3. You did it again - thinking way outside the box to make the sweetest cookie EVER!

  4. Oh my gosh Kelly the cookie is OTUSTANDING!!

  5. wonderful cards- love your use of chipboard with the new dies.

  6. Great ! Now I'm hungry !!!! These are wonderful! Love the cookie and the card trimmed in gold .....beautiful !

  7. The flower on that second card is totally gorgeous, but who needs flowers when you could have cookies?! That cookie is awesome! I LOVE how you created the frosting/sprinkles. You have blown my mind again!

  8. so fun and pretty!
    Thank You for the wonderful inspiration my Friend!
    You're the BEST!!

  9. Your cookies are genius! Leave it to you to think outside the Sonic drink holders. Can't wait to see more!

  10. You are sooooo creative, great use of the diecuts, thanks for sharing..

  11. these are fun! The last one kinda reminds me of fruit loops cereal in milk- lol!

  12. Loved how you created the crumpled paper to make a real like flower :) you are simply awesome

  13. These are so cute! Luv that last one with the glossy frosting look! Very cool! By the way, we had a blast at the dunes. Kids loved it. Water was cold, but beautiful.

  14. looking at the flower on the second card makes me want to get that die right now! The frosting on the last one is pretty cool too! looks so realistic!

  15. Oh...I am SO going to use the sprinkled pastel beads inside glossy accents! That's BRILLIANT!! I did have a question on the crumpled flower, though. Did you heat emboss that before or after you crumpled it up?

    Thanks for the constant inspiration.

    1. Hi Becca! Yep, I heat embossed before crumpling, although now that you ask, I'd be curious to see what it would look like to emboss after crumpling! Thanks so much for your comment : )

      - Kelly


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