Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Week 172: GIVE


It's time for a new cue word challenge!  November seems to be the month of gratitude and gratitude and giving seem to go hand in hand, don't they?  Let's give this cue word some thought and see what it inspires for each of us!

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering our readers not only the usual 10% discount (using code CASOLOGY), but they are have a Thanksgiving Sale (see below) too!  We can all use both codes and save even more!  What are you waiting for?  Go take advantage of this deal in the store!

This week's winner will receive their choice of either a $10 gift certificate to the online store OR 2 ARTplorations stencils!

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

Guest Designer: Jenelle
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Embossing and a pop of color add fun detail to a CAS design.

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A monochrome colour scheme keeps things CAS!

A little something for you card
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The rule of three and of thirds always work in a CAS design.
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'Texture' can be CAS.

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Use the rule of thirds to find the sweet spot for your design and sentiment.

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White space can be kraft.

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Subtle images can allow your sentiment to be the main focus.

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Monochromatic watercolor adds depth and uniqueness!

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Using primary colors to color your image keeps the card fun!

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Ground your design elements with a simple background stamp.

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Set a scene at one side of the card.


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CAS design can be done on a smaller canvas too.

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. Such beautiful DT inspiration cards. Thanks for another great challenge.

  2. Thanks for another great challenge CAS-ology, so happy I got to play along :)
    Anything goes, Just keep on creating
    Imagine Create Express
    Susan xx

  3. Beautiful DT cards - Thanks for always explaining under the DT cards, ways to make it CAS! For those of us who struggle to make CAS cards, it really has helped to learn why some CAS cards look so amazing!

  4. ASwesome DT cards as always, love to play along.xx

  5. Your DT's samples are so Inspiring! TFS and hosting a fun "Give" Challenge.

  6. Beautiful inspiration cards! I don't understand why there aren't a thousand entries as just giving someone a handmade card is an act of selfless giving of one's time and talents!! That's why we all love this hobby so much!! Hugs, Darnell