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Inlaid Diecutting with CAS-ual Fridays with GIVEAWAY


Have a holly jolly Christmas. LA LA LA LA! That’s what tune is in my head right now. I can’t imagine why.  I am back with day two of a week long posts celebrating CAS-ual Fridays Holiday Release. The entire release will be available on July 16th! I’ve got a 15% off coupon code! Just use code LAUREL2016 at any time you shop at the CAS-ual Fridays store!

I’m using two new products from the release for this project:  Tag Ornament Fri-Dies and Holly Jolly Borders. To create this card, I stamped one of the borders from the Holly Jolly Border stamp set with Versamark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. I then applied a wash of watercolor over the entire card panel. I started with more paint on my brush to achieve a darker color and then began to water down my brush to blend to a lighter color. Once that was completed, I made sure it was dry and then added some pink watercolor to accentuate all the letters. I used the MissionGold watercolors.


Once the watercolored panel was dry, I die cut the tag shape using the Tag Ornament Fri-Dies. I adhered the center of the circle down flat and popped up the outline of the circle with foam dimension to create the inlaid diecut. Added a touch of twine and voila.

All the products from the new release will be available on Saturday, July 16th HERE! Remember, use code LAUREL2016 to save 15%!



There are THREE $15 gift cards to the shop!!! Just leave a comment here on the blog to be eligible to win!  I’ll see you back here tomorrow!!!


Tag Ornament Fri-Dies

Holly Jolly Borders

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  1. This is such a cute card Laurel, love inlay.

  2. Linda Gorman says:

    Love this card!!!!

  3. I adore inlays, and you did a wonderful job with this gorgeous card!

  4. Love the colors!

  5. Becca Yahrling says:

    Very cute design. Love the BG panel.

  6. I love your card!! I need to see more of these stamps!!

  7. Maureen Reiss says:

    Awesome cards!!!

  8. Beautiful.
    Love the color combination.
    Great idea to stamp the ornament
    with the background stamp.
    Looks amazing.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Laurel, I love your card! The teal & pink go well together. In fact, this is the most summery-looking holiday card I think I’ve seen! 🙂 Neat die cut inlay, too. Tfs! ~ Andrea

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    Love that inlay technique and your fabulous color combo! Awesome card! Love that Holly Jolly Border stamp!

  11. Maggie B says:

    Hi Laurel ~ This card is very sweet. I adore the color pattern you’ve chosen (it looks like my daughters chose the colors for you!) and the inlaid die cut always adds an unexpected element. Very nicely done. ~HUGS~

  12. Carla Hundley says:

    Such a fun looking
    tag/card! Pretty
    colors too.
    Carla from Utah

  13. WOW!!!! Beautiful card!!!

  14. Avra says:

    I love this! I still haven’t tried to do an inlaid die cut but i need to!

  15. Love the inlay ornament die cut on your pretty watercolor card!

  16. Fabulous card with great inlaid diecutting technique!

  17. macimbalo says:

    Beautiful card – thanks for the inspirations!

  18. Sue D says:

    Great colors and dimension.

  19. Ericka Strange says:

    Love the card and the cool ornament. The colors are great too.

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