Wednesday 13 July 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - July New Release - Day 4

Hi there and welcome back to Day 4 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps July New Release Sneak Peek!!

We have a stamp set and matching dies for you today. First up is Sleighride:

This is such a classic set and I love the traditional images mixed in with the modern sentiment fonts. For my card I created a new type of Christmas tree:

This was super simple to put together and could be created with all sorts of colour combinations. I stamped the bell image 10x on white CS, coloured with pencils and used the matching die (which I will show you in a moment). I then added double-sided tape to the back of each one and layered them into a tree shape. I added some Glossy Accents to the top bow and also to the bows sticking out on each side. The sentiment was then stamped in black. Super CAS and clean, just the way I like it!!

Next up we have the Sleigh Fri Dies:

These are so cool and fit the stamp set perfectly. And I love how you can cut out the middle part of the sleigh, which is screaming to become a shaker card:

I've never made a shaker card with just glitter before but found a container of gold glitter in the drawer and thought it would be fun to see if I could contain it in the card!!

I cut a panel of white CS the same size at the card front and die-cut the sleigh from it. I then die-cut the middle part of the sleigh. I put the die-cut back in place and held it in place with double sided tape from behind, removed the backing tape and put a piece of acetate over it. Next I added lots of pieces of foam tape to the back, making sure I created a 'gap free' frame around the shaker part. The glitter was poured in, I removed all the backing tape from the foam and pushed the card front down on to it, trapping in the glitter.

I wanted to keep it a clean design so simply heat embossed the sentiment in gold on a piece of white CS and popped it up on foam tape, along with some gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Its been a very exciting few days showing you all these new products but we still have four more to go!! When you shop you can use my special code to save yourself 15%, which could mean you have a little left over to buy some more!!

Pop over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see what the rest of the Girl Fridays created with these sets and you also have the chance to win $15 gift vouchers, which would come in handy!!! See you tomorrow for Day 5!

Take care



  1. Very neat looking
    Christmas tree with
    the bells. The glitter
    shaker sleigh is so
    pretty. Wonderful
    stamp/die set.
    Carla from Utah

  2. These are beautiful Shona, I especially like the golden sleigh! Beautiful!

  3. Such clever ideas...again. Love the layering on the first card and gorgeous layout. What a fun idea on the second and how brave to try the shaker idea with glitter! Classy and gorgeous cards x

  4. Your christmas tree is so very cleaver! love it!

  5. Your jingle bell tree is so incredibly CREATIVE, Shona!!! Both of your cards are really beautiful!

  6. Really pretty cards! So creative!

  7. Fun cards! Love your tree made of bells and the pretty, gold sleigh!

  8. The jingle bell tree is beautiful.
    Love how you put the gold inside
    of the die cut. Looks great.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh brother, did you make these new products work for you. That little jingle bell tree is just perfect in both coloration and assembly. And that gold and while sleigh creation is beyound stunning. Both are very impressive.

  10. Great traditional images I agree, the gold sleigh though is not so traditional and it rocks Shona!

  11. Very cute! Love the gold sleigh.

  12. Amazing cards, love the jingle bells tree, how clever and the gold glitter sleigh is so elegant!

  13. Awww! I love the Sleighride and Sleigh Fri-Dies and how it can be used!!!! Your cards are so beautiful!!!

  14. Love both of your cards, that sleigh is amazing and I love your sweet mistletoe tree.