Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Week 151: KIDS


Are you a kid at heart?  Then this week's challenge is just for you!  Carefree, full of energy, giggles and imagination...that's what kids are!  Let's see what creative ideas this cue word triggers for you!

Your Next Stamp is joining us as our wonderful sponsor!

Karen here, the proud owner of Your Next Stamp! I'm so excited to be sponsoring this fabulous challenge! Your Next Stamp (aka YNS) has been around for nearly 6 years, thanks to all of our wonderful supporters and fans.  We've grown so much over the years, starting with just a few stamp sets to now a large growing inventory of Cling Stamps, Clear Stamps, Thin Metal Dies and YNS Gumdrops! Our products are manufactured in Canada and the US of the highest quality materials and are designed to make you smile and bring joy to craft rooms all around the world! We hope you enjoy our fun and whimsical stamps, dies and embellies just as much as we do!

Have you seen the June new release yet?  Go take a look and, while you're at it, you might want to take advantage of Karen's generous 20% off all purchases on the YNS website (use code YNSCAS) during this week's CASology challenge!

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

Guest Designer:  Claire
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Embossing a simple frame around your image adds subtle detail to a CAS design.
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It's easy to keep it CAS with a traditional 'image-over-sentiment' layout!

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Monochrome colours is a great way to keep as design CAS.

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Extending part of your design beyond the card borders can add interest to a CAS card

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A simple palette with one pop of colour makes for a great CAS card.

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Keep your color to 1/3 of the card.

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Masking and layering images adds depth to a one-layer card.

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Keeping images off to one side leaves open space for a CAS look.

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Uncolored images allow your recipient to add their own creative touch!

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Combine your stamp sets to create your own scene. 

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Add a frame to your main panel for interest.

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


  1. Thanks for having me guest design this week - fantastic inspiration from the DT as usual...makes me want to play again!