Tuesday, June 21, 2016


We'd like to congratulate those who played along last week!  There were so many perfectly clean & simple designs in the gallery!  Way to go!  This week's cue word should leave plenty of room for a wide variety of brainstorming ideas!  Life is so full of events that deserve a congrats!

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!)

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this week's winner their choice of either a $10 gift certificate to the online store OR 2 ARTplorations stencils!  Have you seen their newest release?!  Go take a look and then refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

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

Guest Designer:  Angela
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Manually changing your clear stamps so they mimic the curved edge can be visually pleasing.

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Grab attention with a bold stroke of colour in lots of white space!

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A skewed sentiment can punch up the look of a CAS card.

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Make your sentiment the focal point and keep it CAS. 

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Lines can give a sense of movement to a CAS card.

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Open images can help preserve white space and keep the design simple.

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White space doesn't have to be white.

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Cluster and layer your elements to create a focal point.

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Using stickers combined with stamps can still be CAS.

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Staying within 1/3 of the card, with a pop of color creates a CAS card!

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Remember that groupings of three are great when designing!

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Stamping your sentiment over your main image can help preserve white space.

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Using glitter paper in small doses keeps your 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. Beautiful work by you and your design team, Melissa! Color me impressed! Thank you so much for having STAMPlorations sponsoring :o)

  2. Your inspiration cards are always such beautiful examples of CAS, ladies, and these really are outstanding!! Thank you for a fun challenge! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Always the most inspirational projects...thank you so much x Great to see Stamplorations as your sponsor this week...love their products x