Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Week 256: PIZZA

Happy Independence Day today to those of you in the U.S.A!  We're having a pizza party!

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!)

Sugar Pea Designs is joining us as our wonderful sponsor this week!

Wendy Ramlakhan, the owner of SugarPea Designs, began this family operated clear stamp boutique specializing in the SWEETEST stamps, steel metal dies and paper products on the market. After many years of working as a designer for various stamp companies, teaching her own Copic instruction classes and having her work published in several trade magazines, she decided to take a leap of faith and live out her passion for stamping and paper crafting by launching her own stamp company.

SugarPea Designs offers the highest quality photopolymer clear stamps, steel metal dies and paper products which are all proudly manufactured in the USA.  New products are released each February, April, June, August, October & December.  You will find oodles of inspiration on the company blog and on the blogs of each of their fabulous designers.  You can follow them on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.

This week's winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the online store!

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

 Guest Designer: Maja
 design defined:
One bold focal image keeps a design CAS.


design defined:
One bold image with lots of white space keeps a design CAS.


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Using patterned paper in limited amounts creates interest and keeps things CAS.


design defined:
Restrict a bold pattern to one third of your design.

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One large image taking center stage is a classic CAS design.

design defined:
Black, white and one colour is good way to keep it CAS.


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A soft background pattern keeps things from getting too busy. 

design defined: 
Use color sparingly to keep a black and white design CAS.

design defined:
One main image with lots of white space is definitely CAS!

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Selective coloring keeps your card CAS.


 design defined:
Limiting color to one area of your design creates interest and preserves white space.


design defined:
Add a little strategic stenciling to help your focal point pop without adding bulk.

design defined:
A large sentiment can be your focal point in a 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. Super fun theme and inspiration from the DT, cased the pizza pun and had some fun with my card!