Friday, September 25, 2020

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps & Catherine Pooler Designs Blog Hop


Welcome to the Catherine Pooler Designs and CAS-ual Fridays Blog Hop! We are featuring the fun stamps from CAS-ual Fridays and the amazing Carnivale Collection of Inks from Catherine Pooler Designs. If you are following along on the hop, you should have arrived from the talented Lisa!


My first card features the Happy Birthday Stamp Set and coordinating die cut from CAS-ual Fridays. I started with a card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I then covered strips of paper with the Carnivale Inks, using the direct to paper technique to create custom colored cardstock. I  adhered these at an angle on the card front, then die cut "happy birthday" from the the front as well.


I opened the flap and stamped the coordinating sentiment from the Happy Birthday Stamp Set in Midnight Ink on the inside of the card for a peek-a-boo card.

My second card features the same items, along with CAS-Fridays Jacks Stencil


I dry embossed the stencil onto the card front of a card made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I then die cut the word Birthday from the Happy Birthday Fri-Die. I covered the die cut with All That Jazz ink, adhering to the card front at an angle. I stamped the word "happy" in Midnight Ink using a stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp Set. I added a coordinating sentiment strip with a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Stamp Set onto a sentiment strip covered in Limoncello Ink.  


The fun, vibrant colors of the Carnivale Collection of Inks from Catherine Pooler Designs paired with the fabulous products from CAS-ual Fridays is really a perfect pairing!

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented Maria!

Not only are we showcasing how fun these two companies pair up together, there are also prizes. Both CAS-ual Fridays and Catherine Pooler Designs each have one $30 gift card to a random commenter. The winners will be announced Tuesday on the Catherine Pooler Designs and CAS-ual Fridays blogs.

The hop order is as follows:
Karen <-- that's me!


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Catherine Pooler Designs Coral Cabana Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp Set
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52 comments:

  1. Great cards Karen! The dry embossing of the stencil gives a great background - I'll have to try that.

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  2. So fun! I love the peekaboo way you used the die-clever!!

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  3. Love the effect of the dry embossing

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  4. Love the peek-a-poo card. I haven't tried one yet.

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  5. What great cards Karen! Love the window card with the sentiment!

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  6. Love the first card design with the stamping on the inside! Must try out this technique!

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  7. Awesome job done on your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great cards, Karen. Love how you did the Happy Birthday on the first card. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Your cards were so much fun! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  10. Gender neutral birthday cards, yes!

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  11. How cool! I LOVE the way you did the backgrounds!

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  12. Awesome birthday cards! Love that Happy Birthday set!

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  13. Great colors and card layout!

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  14. Love the surprise cut out of your first card! Both cards are wonderful.

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  15. Why do I not think to dry emboss. I always go wicked messy with inks, and love the subtle look you got. Also love that cut our of the sentiment. Awesome.

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  16. Great cards. I really love the bold colors on your first card.

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  17. Great cards thanks for sharing!~Ginny~

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  18. Love the embossing with the jacks. Great cards.

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  19. Marisela Delgado said: Great colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  20. Loved your cards. I never tried embossing with stencils but your card was awesome.

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  21. What great card ideas. Love the way the Jacks stencil was used to created your dimensional background.

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  22. Very cool cards! Love them both!

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  23. Ooohhh that first one!! I could use some washi!!

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  24. Nice I like the clean and simple look.

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  25. Karen, so fun! Love these designs!

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  26. Great diecutting of the sentiment on the first card.

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  27. Beautiful cards. I love the die-cutting on the first card. I also love the bold colors.

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  28. Embossing is great! Love that these cards could be given to men!

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  29. Love the peek-a-boo card using the Happy Birthday Stamp Set and die. Need to get this stamp and die

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  30. Awesome creations, I love the big Happy Birthday!

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  31. I love the window you created using die. So pretty. Love the dry Embossing.

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  32. Both cards are so creative love how you did the peek-a-boo part,how you created your own custom colored cardstock,and how you dry embossed the stencil these cards show how amazing all of these products are that you used on both cards thanks for sharing

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  33. Such a fun card with the birthday window!

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  34. Thank you for reminding me to try diagonal lines on cards -- which too-often are just straight lines.

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  35. Fun cards! Love the diagonal design elements

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  36. Great cards! Love the embossing!

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  37. Fun cards! I love how you embossed with the jacks stencil.

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  38. Great cards with their strong, bright colours and clever designs! Love the embossed background! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Take care! :)

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  39. Love your fun cards. I really love that sentiment on the last one.

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  40. that first card is bold and bright.
    Love how you did the sentiment.
    The shadowing is great.
    thanks for sharing
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  41. I like the colorful stripes and the embossing.

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  42. Your first card is so clever! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Lovely cards! A wonderful collab!

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  44. I love how you did that with the top card! What a fun idea to have it open up with the sentiment like that! Great collab :)

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  45. Every time I see the 'How old are you' stamped out...it makes me laugh.

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  46. Thanks for sharing. I like cards for masculine bdays!

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