Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Week 128: DATE

Happy New Year to all of you!  You're probably all busy filling in your 2015 calendars with important dates and reminders, resolving to not miss one single birthday this year!  Why not make a crafty date with yourself this week and play along with us!

Wonderful Cindy B Designs is returning this week as our sponsor and has some fabulous prizes for both this week's winner and two random participants!

This week's winner will receive the following:

  • Best Day Ever, 2-step stamping photopolymer stamp set (9 stamps)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack:  3 spools of 1/4-in. polyester ribbons (5 yards each) in Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry & Coastal Cabana as well as 24 designer buttons (2 sizes) in the same colors.
  • Best Year 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (12 sheets), 2 each of 6 double-sided designs which coordinate with Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede & White.
PLEASE NOTE:  Should our winner be outside the U.S.A., an online class will be offered instead due to the high cost of international shipping.  In this case, the winner will receive their choice of either the Keep Cozy This Winter or the Love is All You Need classes (see below).

Two random participants will receive one of the following:

  • Keep Cozy This Winter Online Class (begins January 5)

  • Love is All You Need Online Class (begins January 19)
Are you excited yet?  Who wouldn't want to win something from the list above?!  Basically, you've got three chances to win!  So what are you waiting for?  Go stamp something...just keep it clean and simple to improve your chance of winning the grand prize!  *wink*

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

Guest DesignerNonni
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Bold patterns can be CAS is you use them sparingly and stick with a simple color palette.

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Inlaid die cuts add interest without layers.

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Keep patterned paper to a minimum to maintain that all important white space. 


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Card orientation can accentuate CAS focal image. 

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A centrally placed image and sentiment is classically CAS! 

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Keep a very simple color palette.

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Layering white card stock can add interest to a CAS design.

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Scoring your one layer card adds a nice finishing touch without any added bulk. 

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An inlay pop of red to show my love for this amazing date. 

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You can create your own image using masking and blending. 

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 Pop up your entire main panel to create subtle dimension.
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Place your focal image or sentiment in the upper third of the card base to emphasize the white space.

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


  1. Lovely cue! and great inspiration projects from the DT!

  2. Wow!! Brilliant cards by the DT. And a fun cue word too. Too bad I won't be able to play along, since I'm away from home :(

  3. What wonderful cards... and the prizes? Would love any one of those... thanks!!
    =] Michele

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