Sunday, February 18, 2018

Calling All Sistahs February Encouragement Challnege

Hello Blogging Friends!!

Today is the start of the FEBRUARY CAS-ual Fridays: Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!

Everyone could use a little encouragement from time to time.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day?  Our challenge is here to help you with that.  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.

The rules are simple:

1.  Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both.
2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th
3.  Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our challenge.

One person will win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store.  All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize.

Are you ready to see where this month's inspriation will take you?

Here is the Inspiration Photo:

Here is my card for this challenge:


Coffee bean embossing folder
Kraft card stock
Tan Core'dinations paper
Blue paper
Red paper
Brown ink
Black ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Tan Core'dinations and ran it through my Big Shot with the coffee bean embossing folder.  I sanded it down a bit and then took some brown ink and rubbed it over the top of the paper to help make the beans stand out.  I inked the edges with the brown ink and then added that to the base of the card.  I took some red paper and the Coffee Cup die and cut it out and placed it onto the card.  I took some blue paper and the Coffee word die and cut that out and placed it onto the cup. I took the Scallop tag die and more of the blue paper and cut out the tag.  I took the sentiment form the Hot Coffee stamp set and some black ink and stamped that onto the tag and then I added the tag to the card and placed a triangle brad on top of it.

Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code cas-comfort to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my followers.

Don't forget to stop by the Encouragement Squad post to see all the lovely creations that the Design Team have made.

Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!  There will be a prize of a $25 Gift Card to use at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, that will be doubled if your use CAS-ual Fridays products for your card!!

Thanks for stopping by!!



  1. Hi Lori this is a stunning card. You know I love my coffee. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. love that background-perfect for the photo and lovely warm feel to your card. So pleased you met up with Stephanie-how cool is that...introduced to each other via London!!

  3. This is fabulous, Lori!! I love the background and the colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Your coffee bean embossing folder is the perfect backdrop for that sweet coffee mug, Lori! I haven't used embossing folders for ages, but I think it's high time I pulled

  5. Really love the background and the colors!

  6. oops, hit enter too soon.
    ...high time I pulled out my folders and added some dimension to my cards. Thanks for reminding me how much I love them!

  7. Great take on the inspiration challenge, Lori! Such a latte rich colors! Great card. Hoping you are getting things organized for the crop. Hugs, de


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