Week #6: SCHOOL

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Take your seats, please! It's time for your next cue word!  With many children about to return to school in the weeks ahead, it seems natural to make a school themed card (or two...or three...)!  We hope you've learned a thing or two about clean & simple cards while visiting CASology the past few weeks.  You've inspired us with your creativity and we're eager to learn from you too!

Math Lesson:  1 main focal image + lots of open space + limited layers & embellisments
= a quick & easy CAS card

Let's see what the design team has created for this week!  Shirley, last week's winner, is joining us as our guest designer!

Guest Designer:  Shirley
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Layers don't necessarily have to be aligned, as long as they are anchored to each other in some way.  The ruled paper is anchored to the base card by the red margin line and the XO.  The sentiment, which has been stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White to resemble chalk, is on the same angle as the ruled lines (teachers could never write straight on a blackboard!).

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Small pops of bright colour add interest to a classic black and white colour scheme. 

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Tone on tone stamping can add interest and texture without overwhelming a CAS design.

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Popping up the focal image gives the card some quick & easy dimension.

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Simple details like a rounded corner and a bit of bling can add a lot to your CAS design.

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The apple image was die cut, stamped then embossed with clear embossing powder then adhered with a foam dot to add interest. The red A+ adds pop without overtaking the white on white card.

Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your SCHOOL creations by Sunday at noon (CST)!


  1. Oh my goodness, I am LOVING these challenges! Your inspiration cards are FABULOUS, ladies! Thanks so much for choosing het another great cue word...so many possibilities!

  2. Great challenge, and brilliant inspiration from the DT!

  3. I do not have the capabilities to upload...but I am having a blast doing the challenges!! Thanks for letting me sign up for CASology!!!!!!
    Cheryl McAskill

  4. Thanks for the fun challenge girls!

  5. Thanks for the challenge and inspiration! So glad I could play along this week! I am loving this blog! I can't wait for the next challenge! I am a Clean & Simple girl!

  6. Thanks for the fun challenge and the gorgeous cards by the DTs.


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