Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Week 211: DREAM


It's time for a new cue word!  Here at CASology, we dream of clean & simple design and love seeing your creations each week in the gallery!  Keep all that CAS goodness coming!

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!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

Have you checked out STAMPlorations' CUTplorations dies yet in the online store?!  Both stand alone and coordinating dies are available!  Also, don't forget to play along in the never-ending Anything Goes Challenge!  For every 50 cards linked up, a winner is chosen for a $10 gift certificate to the online store!

Today, Tuesday, August 16, is the last day to hop and comment on the August Stamp Spotlight Week and 4 new stamps with coordinating dies have been featured!  By hopping & commenting you'll be eligible for the prize:  your choice of a $20 gift certificate to the store OR your choice of a stamp set & coordinating dies from the new release!

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

Guest Designer:  Rachel
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Simple images with no embellishments keep a card CAS.

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An embossing folder adds texture and interest to white space!

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Clusters of images helps keep a card CAS.

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Layers can be CAS if you leave plenty of white space

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Black and white with a pop of colour - classic CAS!

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Using two ink colors on a sentiment adds interest to a CAS card.

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One main image and one sentiment keep things simple. 

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Patterned paper in small doses is great for CAS cards.

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Popping up your main image is fun when your design is CAS!

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Using a die to help achieve your goal keeps your card CAS!


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Monochromatic color schemes and diagonal orientations work well in CAS design.


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Embossing paste can be CAS and bring added texture. 

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Embossing is a great way to add interest in CAS design.

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. Fun, varied and beautiful inspiration, thank you x

  2. Thank you for a fun challenge! I've entered two cards this time - one thing just led to another :-)

  3. Your cards are all so dreamy!! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) I've missed and am glad to be able to play. Congratulations to my talented friend Coni for being your Featured Designer!! Hugs, Darnell