Tuesday, January 5, 2016

CASual Fridays Pinecone Die turned Flower Die

Hi again! I know, I know, my blog has been really quiet last month and now there's a flood of posts. We're all busy catching up with things now that the holidays are over I guess : )

I've got one more post featuring the CAS-ual Fridays girlfriends set of stamps and dies that are set to release tomorrow (Wed, Jan 6th).

This card uses the previously-released Pinecones Fri-Dies to make a flower. Anything that's close to being an oval shape can easily be turned into a classic 5 or 6 petal flower, right? To mix it up, I chose two different colors of patterned paper for the petals.

The Friend Fri-Die (released tomorrow) works well as a green stem for the flower. I love it when the word used as a stem has loopy letters, perfect for leaves, like the "f".  Best of all, you don't have to struggle for where to put a sentiment. It's already there!

For the flower, freehand score a curved line down the middle of each petal and fold slightly to make your petals stand out. Layered sequins for the center are always fun too. 

This card uses the entire Curtis background stamp embossed in white as a base on which to layer distress inks. To break it up a little, white lace is mummy-wrapped around the front of the card. Just like vellum, lace is good to use when you still want to see what's behind it a little. The Friend Fri-Die is used again, along with a sentiment from the Girlfriends stamp set. Finally, the Friendly Flowers Fri-Dies are layered and tucked behind another layer of lace.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Ink Squad to see more awesome projects with these stamps:

Thanks again for looking!


  1. These are FABULOUS, Kelly!! Love how you made that flower! And that colorful background is amazing!

  2. Sweet work Kelly! Love the idea of using lace as an alternative to vellum...so smart!

  3. You are always so clever in your use of dies and the top card is no exception!

  4. Oh my gosh, Kelly! I love how your brain sees things that others (like me) would otherwise miss! Brilliant use of the sentiment for a "stemtiment!" Gorgeous flower bloom too. Love stretching my stamps and dies. And the layered and lacy card. Such pretty colors and I love the little flower tucked in the lace and sentiment panel. Fun cards, and a Happy New Year to you!! Bev

  5. A pair of terrific cards Kelly!! Your creative flower on the first is pretty!

  6. Very nice cards Kelly. I love that friend die. TFS!

  7. So clever of you, Kelly. I love that big bright flower and the word die is perfect as the stem.


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