CAS Mix Up January Challenge - ready, set, snow!

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year! Wishing you another healthy and crafty year!

I am excited to be hosting the first challenge of this year for CAS Mix Up and we are so happy to have a wonderful Guest Designer, Tristan (Tinstar Designs), this month.

I chose Partial Die-cutting as the theme.
As the name of the technique says, you use only part of your dies to cut cardstock and add interest to your card design. If you are not familiar with the technique, there are tutorial video links listed on the challenge site, so please check them out.
I hope you have fun trying the technique and get more out of your dies.

I made a shaker card using the partial die-cutting technique:

Using Partial Die-cutting, stamping, masking, and sponging

[How I made the card]
1. Drew a snow hill line with a pencil.
2. Stamped the bear and Penguin.
3. Aligned the top cutting pad with the edge to be cut, and partially die-cut the bear.

A narrow cutting pad is easier to work with,
but a regular size cutting pad works fine.

4. Partially die-cut the penguin.

5. Partially die-cut the rectangle.

6. Cut the snow hill line with scissors and created a window.

7. Erased the pencil line and colored the bear and the penguin with Zig markers. Added some highlights with a white gel pen.

8. Stamped the sentiment.
9. Glued a piece of acetate from behind the window.
10. Masked a snow hill on the card base, and sponged the sky with light blue Distress Oxide Ink. Splattered some water.
11. Added some glitter drops on the surface of the snow hill.
12. Put a few sequins and some confetti inside the window, and adhered the front panel to the card base with foam tape.

There are fabulous cards our Designers and Guest Designer made for inspiration at the challenge site. Come and join us, and share your wonderful creations with us!
The challenge is open until January 24th.

Stamp: Ready, Set, Snow (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)

Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black - Tsukineko),  Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!), Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass - Ranger), Zig Real Brush Markers
Die-namics (Ready, Set, Snow - My Favorite Things), Infinity Dies (Rectangle - Hero Arts),  Acetate Sheet (Grafix), Foam Tap (3M), Sequins (Sparkling Clear 4 mm - Pretty Pink Posh), Confetti (Ice White Circles - Nuvo), Glitter Drops (White Blizzard - Nuvo), Gel Pen (White - Uni Signo), Connect Glue (Gina K)


  1. Wow..you took the partial die cut snowman and penguin friends to a higher level by making your sweet images card front into a shaker card, Hideko!!!

    I love your finished card and am so inspired to make my 1st ever partial die cut CAS card. Thank you for hosting such a fun and creative challenge. All the samples by the DT girls are fabulous too:-) TFS all the helpful videos too.

    Happy New Year, my friend. I am so looking forward to your 2020 creative card designs. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  2. Wow Hideko my mind is still walking through the steps. So clever and creative. I'll have to give this one a go :)

  3. 12 steps to perfection, Hideko! Happy New Year - can't wait to play cards with you at CAS Mix Up this year!

  4. WOW! Your partial die cutting looks amazing. Great idea to turn it into a shaker card too xx

  5. Smartly done, I love the step by step image approach which will be deeply appreciated by our fans. Beautiful vibrant colours and the colouring is totally perfect. Love the challenge. xx

  6. This is amazing, Hideko! Such detail and a fun design with the shaker and feeling of movement! Awesome coloring too! A great challenge, my friend!

  7. Amazing partial die cutting - really skillfully done! What a great idea to turn it into a shaker card! A perfect way to have the snow flying behind them!

  8. You make it look so easy and have created a gorgeous and unique card!

  9. Thanks for the detailed instructions Hideko. Your card is lovely. Best Wishes for the New Year, hope you have a good one.

  10. Not only is this a fantastic card, but your tutorial is brilliant! Love that it's also a shaker card yet still CAS... Brilliant!

  11. Oh my gosh! This is SO ADORABLE Hideko!! What a great way to create the fun cut out hill from behind your snow boarding bear and penguin. That would have taken a long time to figure out. :) So sweet making it into a shaker card with those sweet sequins in the background. This has been a fun challenge Hideko! Thank you! xx

  12. Adorable shaker, Hideko. impressive job partial die cutting the critters and frame and creating that slope.
    Happy new year!

  13. Amazing, fun and fabulous Hideko. What a creative idea to make the shaker card and thank you for the step by steps....CAS and mixing the medias....one very clever lady x.

  14. I love that you have created a card with so much movement and joy shining out from it - so clever. Thanks also for the step by step instructions, really helpful xx


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