Tuesday, June 14, 2016



In honor of all those men & boys in our lives (& the upcoming holiday), we thought we'd focus on all things masculine!  It's always good to find inspiration for masculine cards, so this week's gallery should be a treasure box of clean & simple design ideas for everyone!

As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

7 Kids College Fund is returning as our wonderful sponsor & this week's winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the online store!

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

Guest Designer:  Milka
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Adding dimension to your card & leaving a lot of white (open) space will give your card special interest.

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Offsetting your focal image allows a bigger area of white space.

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Grounding your image over your sentiment keeps a card CAS.

CAS fathers day card
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Negative space combined with dimension adds interest to a CAS design. 
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One focal image and lots of white space=CAS.

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Layering images and the sentiment help keep the design CAS.

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A white on white background pattern keeps things CAS.

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Fussy cut and pop up your sentiment to make it stand out.

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Placing one main image on the bottom of the card still allows lots of white space.

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Using pattern paper and a die cut, creates a super simple CAS card!

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A black & white color scheme works well on a CAS design. 

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Stamping a pattern on a diagonal adds interest and preserves white space. 

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Using a neutral colour palette helps keep a design CAS.

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. TERRIFIC cards as always from the DT!

  2. Very good inspiration cards! Well done, y'all! x
    I've made a card but can't post it till Friday ... so I'll link up then.

  3. Fun and cool, ladies, thank you ... brilliant! Anita :)

  4. Wonderful cards by the design team! Thanks for the inspiration :o)

  5. :o) Once again, thank you ladies for the opportunity to be your guest designer. I'm very honored to be guest to such an amazing and very inspiring design team. :o) Love all your cards! :o) Hugs to all! :o)