Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Is Valentine's Day really next week already?!  That means there is only a little time left to finish up those cards and gifts you've been thinking about making!  Why not get in the valentine spirit by thinking about...

A frog?  A prince?  A princess?  A white horse?  A little magic?  A little love?  What does this word bring to your imaginative mind?  This cue word is sure to bring some smiles to our faces!

The design team and this week's guest designer, Darnell, have provided some wonderful inspiration for you!

Guest Designer:  Darnell
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Using small images can tell a big story and keep your card CAS.

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A limited colour palette can put the simple in a clean and simple card.

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A simple banner strip dresses things up while keeping the focus on the message.

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Don't be afraid to use a bold color.... just remember to use it in small amounts to keep the design clean & simple.

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Don't be afraid to use patterned papers, but watch adding clutter to keep your card CAS.

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Simple shapes, high contrast and small pops of colour make CAS fun!

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Layering white on white adds interest while keeping things CAS.

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A dry-embossed frame can add interest to large areas of white space on your CAS card.

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Using a tone on tone mat is a nice way to add interest to a CAS card.

Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your FAIRYTALE creation by Sunday at 4 p.m. (CST)!



  1. Great Challenge, and the DT cards are fab.........
    Hugs Suzy B xx

  2. Thank you again for the double honor of the win and the guest designer spot! All the DT cards are so great! This is going to be a really fun one for everybody!!

  3. Thanks for the tip, Darnell. Frogs. I really only like the fairytale kind. What an amazing array of CAS styles from the DT on this one.

  4. totally missed your challenge - but would really love your feed back on my CAS card for the challenge