Week 67: COUNTRY

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yep.  That's right.  We're going on a creative trip...to anywhere of your choice because this week's cue word leaves LOTS of room for interpretation, as you'll soon see!

This week, we have one of our wonderful sponsors returning!

7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND sells the best cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies available. The goal of 7 KIDS is to spark and encourage creativity in our customers by bringing them the most innovative, as well as tried-and-true crafting products at the best possible price with fast shipping and excellent customer service. We hope you will find our store and products exciting and of exceptional value. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority!

There are lots of new products in the online store, so be sure and go take a look!  Besides, you may just win a $20 gift certificate if you are this week's winner!

Now let's take a look at the unique COUNTRY interpretations of the design team and our guest designers!

Guest Designer:  Hannelie
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 A bold pattern can be used for a CAS design if you restrict it to a small amount.

Guest Designer:  Lori
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Adding a pop of color makes a CAS card stand out.

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Pop up one portion of your main image to create interest.
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Shabby chic details can be added to a CAS design... just remember to keep them simple.

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Embossing a one layer design adds texture to your design.

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Use colour to reinforce your message(s)!

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Try layering your stamps to create depth.

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A simple strip of patterned paper can add balance and interest to a CAS card.

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A subtle background stamp can still be considered "white space."

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A bold sentiment and image with lots of white space makes a glorious CAS card!

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Try stamping your sentiment in colored ink rather than black or brown for an little bit of pop.

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Try grouping your card elements in one corner on your clean and simple card.

Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your COUNTRY creations by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CDT)!


  1. omgosh i have so many ideas for this one!!! thanks for the inspiration, i just love all of your cards!

  2. Wonderful inspirations from the DT. All I can say is that when the inspiration hits - go with it. {hence why I have my entries side by side}. no funny business here just inspirational mojo.

  3. So many great cards & ideas from the DT, so many options for this challenge.

  4. Wow...gorgeous cards from the DT! I had SO much fun playing along!


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