This week we are thrilled to welcome CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, see a fantastic project by Michele Gross, the owner and designer, and have the opportunity to win a fabulous prize – Houndstooth, Loving Thoughts, Heart Note Fri-Dies and Heart Board Fri-Dies (shown below) valued at over $50. (details at the end of this post).


About CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Founded in 2012, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is a small company with big ideas located in beautiful Colorado.  The stamps are made of the finest clear photopolymer available, and proudly made in the Heartland of America. They love ink and stamp like a dream!  Our new line of Fri-Dies will coordinate with lots of our stamp sets, and are also made right here in the USA.

My designs are based on my love for Clean And Simple design, hence the CAS in our name, but will delight any stamper’s style. Whether you are a CAS enthusiast, or lover of Utterly Adorable Layers, you will have a blast getting inky with them.

New designs are released nearly every month. We’ll always start the party off with amazing sneak peeks from the Girl Fridays, and your chance to win prizes on the store blog.  We’ll continue with inspirations and tips throughout the month for your oohing and aahing pleasure, so be sure to follow our blog or facebook page so you don’t miss anything.  You’ll also want to follow us on Pinterest where each stamp and die set has it’s very own board filled with amazing project inspiration.

Please visit the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps website to see all the designs we have for you to ooh and aah over, and check out the list of stores where you can find them.  I truly had a blast designing these stamps and dies, and I just can’t wait for you to start having fun with them!

Michele Gross, Owner-Designer-Illustrator of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Today we welcome Michele Gross. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Michele’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

MicheleGross-03262014-250WI rarely get inky anymore as most of my creative time is spent designing new stamps and dies, or packing up happy mail. When I’m not designing or packing orders, I put on my wife and mom hat.  I’m lucky to be married to my wonderful husband who thinks everything I do is awesome, and mom to our 2 amazing sons who keep me busy shuttling them to wrestling practices and tournaments, and doing endless loads of laundry for them.  I’ve been 39 so many times that I often have to do the math to see how old I really am.  I enjoy “reality” television, funny movies, loud music, and a nice glass of Pinot Noir. Little things make me happy, and Friday is my favorite day of the week.


Oh How I Love You Card


I recently discovered that Canvas Corp has 12 x 12 canvas sheets in a variety of colors, and decided to use my Heart Board heart die to cut a few canvas hearts.  I cut a set of hearts from black and white canvas sheets.  I used the largest and smallest black hearts and adhered them to my panel using foam tape to pop them up.  Next, I sprayed the center white heart with a couple fun colors of glimmer mist, and after it dried I adhered it directly onto the panel between the black hearts.  Lastly, I stamped one of my favorite sentiments from Loving Thoughts at the bottom of the panel, then adhered it to the card base.  Simple but lots of fun!  You could easily substitute black and white cardstock instead of the canvas, but I like the bit of soft texture the canvas gives.


Loving Thoughts stamps and Heart Board Fri-Die
Canvas Sheets from Canvas Corp.
White Prismatic cardstock from Bazzill
assorted glimmer mists
Graphite Black Brilliance ink from Tsukineko
foam tape and Big Shot

What Would I Do Without You Card


I needed a thank you card for someone who is always there for me, so I based my card around the pretty little sentiment from Loving Thoughts.  I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of my card base, using an ink color that coordinated with the glitter paper I wanted to use for my Heart Note die cut.  Next I stamped the middle sized Houndstooth border onto a strip of white cardstock in a pretty blue because I just love the way blue and red look together.  I adhered that border strip directly onto the cardstock, then added my sparkly and completely adorable Heart Note onto it with foam tape to give it a nice dimension.


Loving Thoughts and Houndstooth stamps, Heart Note Fri-Die
White Prismatic cardstock from Bazzill
Red glitter cardstock from Best Creations
Rhubarb Stalk and Bahama Blue Memento ink from Tsukineko
foam tape and Big Shot

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Michele Gross for her fabulous projects and her company CAS-ual Fridays Stamps with us. Be sure to visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to see more of their great products.

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!



127 replies on “Featured Company: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps”

  1. I love CASual Fridays stamps and dies and this was a fab post and interview with Michele! Thanks so much and also thanks for an opportunity to win the wonderful prize!

  2. Love CAS-ual Friday and how could I not love another Michele-with-one-L? How often must you spell your name for people? So happy to see you in the spotlight! I’d love to win these products, thanks!

  3. I love Cas-ual Friday stamps. Thank you for spotlighting them. Michele is such a lovely and generous person I love visiting the blog. Thank you for the chance to win these fantastic goodies.

  4. GREAT getting to know you Michele and to learn more about CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your cute cards and for giving us the chance to win some SPLENDID stamps and DELIGHTFUL dies 🙂

  5. It’s so nice getting to know a little more about Michele! I really love these CAS-ual-Fridays stamps and dies. Thank you so much for a chance to win them 🙂

  6. Such a lovely giveaway, wonderful to get to know Michelle a little more:-). Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  7. I love CASual stamps and dies! These are such great cards! Thank you for the chance to win!

  8. Very cool. Love the different style of heart dies and the heart note. Creative juices are flowing!

  9. Beautuful CAS cards..
    Love Casual Friday stamps, they are so versatile… Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  10. I love CAS-ual Fridays stamps and dies. Nice cards – I will have to look into the canvas sheets!

  11. Beautiful cards! Love the versatility of the dies! I would love to try these out, thanks for a chance!!

  12. Very pretty cards. I like the idea of adding a striped border to the bottom of the second card. Thelayered hearts on the first card are great. Love the dies that can give you several sizes of cuts. thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  13. I have seen the musical heart note popping up everything and I love it. Thanks for a winning opportunity.

  14. I only have one CAS-ual Fridays stamp set (WTF) but it’s one of my absolute favorites. Their stamps are fantastic to stamp with and are so much fun. I didn’t know they had dies, too! That is awesome!

  15. Joining with the others in expressing how intrigued I am with Michele’s journey and her decision to create CAS-ual Friday stamps/dies. At present, I only have one Fri-Die, which I completely love, but I have a wish list a mile long! Thank you for showcasing her and her products; thank you for the give away opportunity.

  16. Wow! These stamps and dies are awesome! I especially love that big flower stamp. It would make a beautiful card! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Thanks for spotlighting the the fabulous Michele and her CAS-ual Friday stamps and dies! Her stamps are unique and stamp like a dream. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  18. Own some CAS-Friday stamps and die, though not enough. Really adore the designs Ms. Gross comes up with…clever girl. Haunt her blog daily to see what’s up.

  19. Fun set of stamps here
    and your cards are done
    so nicely. I do love the
    blue with the red!
    Carla from Utah

  20. Thank you for introducing me to a new Company. I followed the Link to Michele’s CAS-ual Friday Stamp Daily Stamp Blog, but I can’t seem to figure out how to sign-up to receive it (when it updates)?

  21. Love CAS-ual Friday products especially the heart note die.Would love to win x

  22. Beautiful cards, love those die cuts and stamps. Hope to win, thanks for the chance to win.

  23. I’m lovin’ that heart and music note dies!!! Awesome cards with awesome sentiments. I will give the canvas a try! I looks really interesting and the glimmer mist created a really neat effect. Thanks for sharing with us!

  24. I love these stamp designs. And seeing what was done with them is oh so inspiring! Thank You!

  25. CAS-ual Fridays has such fabulous products. What wonderful cards. Would love to win this set of their terrific things!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  26. Love CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Michele is awesome—-creative, witty, sweet, and so much fun to be around!!! I really enjoyed reading this article and love both of these cards using CAS-ual Fridays products! Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize package!

  27. I love the different sizes of the dies. for instance, you can put one heart inside of another

  28. I just love the music note with the heart as part of it. I also love the flower stamp set. These both are awesome! 🙂

  29. LOVE CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! Great products! I have been wanting to try their dies! Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing Michele’s wonderful cards!

  30. Interesting read. Didn’t know this company was a one-woman endeavor. Cool! I like the CAS style and their challenges. Sometimes the simplest cards are the hardest to make because you have to make a big impact with so little. I’ve learned a lot from the DT and tutorials, etc. Thanks Michelle and gals! 🙂

  31. Beautiful stamps! I Love the ‘Houndstooth’ set, they look pretty fab! Thank you for the chance to win these awesome & versatile stamps.

  32. I absolutely love Cas-Ual Friday’s stamps and their Fri-dies are incredible! Would LOVE to win some!! Thanks for the chance!!

  33. Love these stamps and dies and the wonderful CAS card! Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. I love CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Michelle is amazing! It would be so great to win this giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance.

  35. I just LOVE CAS-ual Friday stamps! I have been a fan since the beginning. These two cards are perfect examples of CAS style stamping. Love them both! 😀

  36. I LOVE my CAS-ual Friday goodies.
    Michelle is a sweetie for sure.
    She takes a personal interest in her company and it shows.
    Thanks for featuring this wonderful company.
    Crafty hugs,
    {now following you by email and newsletter}

  37. It’s nice to “meet” Michelle. I love the CAS style, although I have a hard time sticking to it. These stamps and dies are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Beautiful cards! I really like the look of the clean and simple style. It was interesting to read the feature about Michele and CAS-ual Friday. Thank you for your prize!

  39. I’m new to CAS-ual Friday, but if these stamps are any indication, will come to love them! 🙂

  40. Wow Stunning cards! Love these stamp sets the hounds tooth looks like an ikat design which I just love!

  41. Interesting reading about your company. Whereabouts in Colorado are you? Do you have a store there? Your cards are beautiful — so crisp looking 🙂

    1. Hi Debbie, I’m in the Denver area but my store is online only. You can find CAS-ual Fridays in 2 wonderful LSS in the Fort Collins area if you are in Colorado. Visit our tabs on the website or store blog to see all the wonderful stores that carry my stamps in the US, UK and Canada…so far 🙂

  42. These are great stamps and dies. I love the cards too. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize. I’m off to check out their website! I love finding new (to me) companies and their products.

  43. I love fabric and paper crafts, and the way that you have combined the two is awesome! Can’t wait to try this technique. Thank you!

  44. Love these cards. I think the music note is so cute. Thanks for the opportunity to win these products.

  45. I really enjoy the company spotlight of the newsletter as even though I use products from 98% oof the companies highlighted; it’s really nice to know the faces behind the company. Why? Makes it so much more personal and inspiring to use their products vs. those for whom some of us do not have a background in. It gives me that mom and pop feeling which helps me make a decision on where I am going to purchase items from and the order in which I purchase them. I know it seems odd but it’s my shopping truth sometimes. So…bottom line, love this newsletter section and thank you for giving the holler out about the compaines for which us crafters frequent! Happy Friday! jellybeankahler

  46. I have recently discovered CASual Fridays and so enjoyed reading your spot light on this company. They really make a good product and their customer service is great.

  47. Enjoy your newsletters packed with lots of crafty updates!!! Gonna have to try CASual Fridays, didn’t realize they make dies.

  48. Mahalo for the introduction. I’m loving these designs and esp the dies. I’m signing up right now.

  49. What cute stamps…anything quick, simple, and cute is for me! Thanks for the chance to win them.

  50. Love these cards, says what needs to be said and doesn’t over embellish them. Truly clean and simple.
    Love the stamps and dies you used.

  51. The “What would I do without you” card sings (no pun intended) to me. My husband and I danced to a song with a similar line in it when we first me 20+ years ago and it still “strikes a chord” for both of us. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  52. Thank you for introducing me to this wonderful company and it’s owner/designer. WOW! I LOVE LOVE LOVE CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! I have been checking out all the stamps and dies. This company is now a “favorite” of mine. Great ideas. So win or lose I will have many of their stamps and dies in my collection in the coming weeks – I just have to narrow down my wish list!

  53. I like the challenges that CAS-ual Fridays does. I’d love to win a few of their products!

  54. Love the cards, stamps and coordinating dies!!! Thank you for the creative inspiration!

  55. Love your projects and learning something more about the face behind this great company. Thanks for a chance to win this super prize !!!

  56. Awesome stamps that´s been used on these great cards here. Often less really is more, and this sure proofs it, as both cards here are so beautiful. I really like these stamps here and crposs my fingers, I could be lucky this time LOL. Thanks so much for the chance.

  57. Thanks for the opportunity to win these products and to get to know Michele. CASual Fridays Stamps are new to me. I will be checking out her website!

  58. Love this company! Michele makes such amazing stamps and dies! I absolutely LOVE the heart note die!

  59. This is always one of my favorite segments. I enjoy seeing the stories and faces behind the companies that have started small and worked their way into the market with their quality and design. Thanks, Michele, for letting us get to know you. Thanks, Andrea, for continuing this showcase. Love both cards, BTW.

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