Week 220: COFFEE

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Ready for a little caffeine inspired fun?  This week's cue word should provide just the kick-start you need!

As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and offering this week's winner their choice of either a $10 gift certificate to the online store OR 2 ARTplorations stencils!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

How would you like to win even more STAMPlorations goodies?  Be sure and check out their blog this month for current hops and new releases for chances to win some of their wonderful products!

Have you checked out their brand new coloring book specifically designed for cardmakers, crafters and mixed media artists?  It's called Color Blooms.  Check it out below!

COLOR BLOOMS Coloring Book

Let's take a look at what the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Asa
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Uncolored images work very well on CAS designs!

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Let your sentiment stand alone for CAS design!

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Neutral color schemes add to CAS designs.
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A little bit of bling makes a big impression!

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Clustering helps main one focal point, keeping things CAS

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Adding the sentiment to a large die cut keeps design CAS.

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A pop of bright colour elevates a CAS design.

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Limit your colors but keep it interesting with multiple shades of the same color.

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Paper piecing is a fun way to "perk" up a simple CAS card!

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The effects from generation stamping is perfect for a CAS card!
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Simple stitched lines adds interest to white space. 

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Smaller bold images work well on a square card base in CAS design.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!


Week 219: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions! 

  Jacquie had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #219 and here is her selection:
I love the scary bat balloon taking center stage with the sweet embellishments offering just the right pop of color to this black & white palette!
Terrific card, Petra!!
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