Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Week 73: RIBBON

I wonder how many of you ventured out to the stores last Friday in the U.S?  Many of you are probably in the middle of holiday planning and trying to come up with meaningful gifts for those you love.  We thought a little ribbon would be fun to play with this week and we're guessing some of you are not going to take this word literally!  The design team and this week's guest designer have some unique interpretations of this cue word as well as some rather clever uses for ribbon!  Before we take a look at their creations, we want to introduce a brand new, wonderful sponsor here at CASology!

PPRS Design Team Member

We are committed to bringing you only the best that the industry has to offer. That is why all of our product lines; our red rubber stamps, clear stamps and coordinating dies are all manufactured here in the US. We hand press each order we receive for red rubber stamps. We design our clear stamp sets with versatility in mind, and have sought out only the best photopolymer stamp materials that are available. Our coordinating dies, are designed with functionality in mind. We strive to bring you shapes that work beautifully with the clear stamp sets, but also are great stand alone shapes, and they are all manufactured here in the USA!

You really need to go browse their store!  Their images are absolutely beautiful and with the winter holidays approaching, you'll find some gorgeous stamps to help you get those holiday cards made with style!  While you're at it, pay a visit to their blog!  They have a monthly challenge with prizes and the next one begins in January!

This week's winner will receive a prize package of a variety of their quality, unmounted red rubber stamps to play with, so be sure and create something this week for a chance to win!

Now let's take a look at the inspiration that the design team and this week's guest designer have for you!

Guest Designer:  Donna
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Simple die cuts and homemade embellishments work well on a CAS design.

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You can use embellishments for a variety of purposes on a CAS card.

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Digital images are perfect for hybrid CAS Cards!

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Don't be afraid of using bold details!

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Small doses of ribbon work on clean and simple cards!

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Popping up elements of your design with foam dots easily adds dimension!

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You can use wide ribbon on a CAS design... just keep it to a minimum.

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Die cuts with patterned paper create an image.
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You can heat emboss and sponge and still remain CAS!

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Adding embellishments to your bow can create a big impact.

Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your RIBBON creations by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST)!


  1. WOW. What stunnning Design Team cards, but my favourite has to be Gillians. Am hoping you will put details on your blog Gillian.

    I don't have a blog but love Casology for inspiring ideas and fabulous creations.

    Love Sheila x

  2. What a fun cue word ~ I will definitely play more than once. Fabulous cards, as always, from the design team!

  3. Thanks for a great challenge which is my first time in entering and stunning DT inspiration...TFS :)
    hugs and xxx

  4. wow..great inspiration from the DT members!!

  5. Thank you for another fun challenge, ladies! I'm sorry if I don't get around to all your personal blogs ~ your DT cards are really fun and unique!! Hugs, Darnell