Wednesday, 1 June 2016

CAS Mix Up June Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to June's Challenge at CAS Mix Up!  We are having so much fun at CAS Mix Up, enjoying each and every entry.  Last month we had awesome entries for the Heat Embossing challenge.  Click HERE to see our May Challenge Pinterest Board ... lots of amazing inspiration!

Speaking of amazing entries ... click HERE to check out our "Pick of the Month" and to see some of the Outstanding Designs we've highlighted from May's challenge.

On to June's challenge ...

This month we want to see some die-cuts on your cards.  Make sure to include some stamping (a little or a lot), die-cuts, and then pick something from the "Your Choice" list in the right sidebar to add in.

Die-cuts are a staple with many of us crafters.  So many fantasic dies available that you can use to add dimension to your card,
 or use to inlay into a design.  You can die-cut from patterned paper, plain paper, or watercolour paper so that you can use techniques such as smooshing, watercolouring, etc.  Lots of ways in which to use die-cuts.

We are thrilled to have Hazel Kinvig-Paul (My Card Attic) as our Featured Designer this month.  Hazel is an amazing card artist.  Her designs are unique and creative and we are so happy to have her join us this month to provide inspiration to our design team and our participants.  Thanks so much Hazel!

And we are excited to have Barb Ghig (Barb's Studio Creations) as our Guest Designer this month.  Barb made a stunning card which was our "Pick of the Month" for April. Click HERE to see her card from the stenciling challenge.

Our sample cards ...

Using Die-cuts, Stamping, Sponging, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing

Guest Designer - Barb Ghigliotty
Using Die-cuts, Stamping, Watercolouring with Brushos

Using Die-cuts with shading and shaping, Stamping, Stencil with Embossing Paste

Using Die-cuts, Stamping, Watercolour Splash, Dry Embossing, Inka Gold

Using Die-cuts, Stamping, Inlaid Die Cuts, Alcohol Ink Blending


Using Die-cuts, Stamping, Gilding Flakes, Dry Embossing, Heat Embossing


We are also providing a few YouTube videos for you to watch if you'd like.

Adding Dimension to Die-cuts by Loll Thompson (3:15) - See Loll's sample card using shaping to add dimension to her flowers and leaves.

Inlaid Die-cutting by Catherine Pooler (4:47) - See Nancy's sample card where she inlaid the stitched frame.

- Partial Die-cutting by Debby Hughes (7:12)


The challenge is open until June 24th.  Come join the fun!


  1. Such gorgeous DT cards! Of course I'll play along - already did!

  2. Wow what great looking cards!

  3. Oh, these are all just lovely, ladies ... what wonderful inspiration ... thank you! Anita :)

  4. Another fun challenge and fabulous inspiration from the team, Barb and Hazel x

  5. Thank you for this great challenge! Wonderful samples by DT and guests. xxx

  6. Fun challenge & fabulous inspiration from the DT :)

  7. Wonderful DT cards and I'm so pleased I finally got to play!


    Di xx

  8. Love the DT cards, all so beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for a great challenge!

  9. Another fun challenge ladies ..... beautiful inspiration pieces too xx

  10. Beautiful projects by the design team! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration :o)

  11. beautiful inspiration ladies! Thank you!