Friday, November 28, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays: Flurry Fri-Dies

Happy Black Friday to all my American friends! I hope you either got some amazing deals already, or enjoyed a relaxing evening at home on the couch. I am in the later group; my husband is the crazy one who shops all night!

We've got a fun couple days with new CAS-ual Fridays dies. Not wanting to be left out of all the sales this weekend, Michele has put these brand new dies 15% off right NOW! How fun is that?


Totally in love with these new snowflake dies! They're a great mix of having lots of details, but not too many so that they're a pain to remove from the die. 

 I like taking advantage of the fact that dies cut more than just paper (unlike punches) so I cut the snowflake from cork.

Using cork for the snowflake gives a lot of texture, but also makes it look less Christmas-y so you can use it after the holidays.

I'm still working on December Daily, and know full well that I will be making the pages IN December instead of BEFORE December like I planned. After browsing Pinterest and blogs for December Daily examples, I narrowed down what really makes me happy:

1) pages without page protectors;
2) different sized pages; and
3) interactive elements.

The first element (no page protectors) meant that I have to change gears and ditch the previous DD pages I made for the 8x8 album I had. Nothing like doing this at the last minute! But now that I have a clear direction, and am using a 6x8 Snap album, I'm happier with my pages. This one is a clear piece of acetate packaging that I've glued glittered snowflakes to.

I like seeing some of the next page through the falling snowflakes, and then turning the page to reveal the whole photo.

 The bits and pieces of chunky glitter look like more snow falling! I actually glittered the backs of the snowflakes too since they are on a see-through page. To adhere them to the acetate I used small dots of Glossy Accents. Love that stuff! After putting a heavy book on top of the page to dry for 30 minutes, the snowflakes were all securely on. The small dots of glossy accents blend well with the dots of glitter everywhere.

More inspiration waits for you with the rest of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Design Team:


Check back over the next two days for two additional Fri-Die sets to be released!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Kelly those dies are so lovely, I can't resist snowflakes! You December Daily is going to be fantastic. What made me really happy is that "pages without page protectors' makes you happy? Me too, me too!!

  2. Love the use of acetate :) such a cool look n fab idea !

  3. Fabulous, Kelly. I'm especially loving your December Daily projects. I totally agree with your list, too. If I ever tackled a project like that, I'd stick with your list as well. Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

  4. Love the cork snowflake, adds so much texture to that card, and that custom overlay for your DD is fantastic!

  5. Cork snowflake? How creative, Kelly ... and how fabulous! Lovely idea for the acetate page in your DD! Anita :)

  6. Can't wait to see your finished album Kelly - I keep meaning to do one - maybe I'll actually take the photos this year LOL!


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