Tuesday, October 9, 2018


It's time for a new cue word!  Remember learning where and when to use those lovely punctuation marks in school?  This week, we're going to see how you decide to use them when thinking creatively!  This could be interesting!

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!)

Your Next Stamp is returning as our wonderful sponsor this week!  You'll want to check out their exciting new release this Thursday in the online store!

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

Let's see what the design team and our guest designer created to inspire you!

Guest Designer:  Raga
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A bold sentiment with a pop of color works well for CAS design.

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Constrain your design to 1/3 of the card to keep white space.

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Stenciling on one edge maintains white space

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Don't be afraid to use really large single elements!

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Layer design elements to preserve white space.

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If you have many elements, keep the pattern simple to keep it CAS.

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Sometimes a sentiment is all you need on a CAS card.

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A centered focal point in the top 1/3 of the card is classic CAS design.

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Center the sentiment to keep the white space.

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Adding a subtle gray halo around your image makes it stand out on a white card.


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Stamp your image in the corner leaving plenty of white space.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the CASology blog by next Monday, October 15, at 9:00 a.m. (CDT)!


  1. Awesome inspirations from DT. Thank you so much Melissa and the entire CAS team for having me. It was so much fun creating this card and I'm so thrilled to be the guest designer this week. 🙏😊

  2. Lovely theme and awesome inspirations by all..congratulations raga on your GD spot

  3. Super inspiration card and unique theme xx

  4. Beautiful inspirations.... Such an innovative theme

  5. Congrats Raga! Your card is awesome