Tuesday, December 10, 2013


It's time to focus on something small and intriguing!  With winter now showing more of its true colors for many of us, it's sometimes helpful to think about the beauty of the season!  Just for fun, here are a few little snowflake facts you might think are interesting:

1.  Snowflakes are made up of ice crystals.
2.  All snowflakes have six sides.
4.  It is thought that no two snowflakes are ever exactly the same.
3.  The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour (5 kilometers).
5.  When it is extremely cold, snowflakes become quite simple in design (e.g. needle or rod-shaped), but when the temperature reaches near freezing point (0 degrees Celcius), snowflakes become much larger and complex in design (e.g. star).

These facts may or may not help you with your CAS design, but we couldn't resist sharing!

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Now let's take a look at what this week's guest designer and the CASology design team created for snowflake inspiration! 

Guest Designer:  Lynn
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You can keep your card clean and simple, but add a bit more whimsy feel by adding a touch of thread behind a focal image.

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A kraft card base can warm up an otherwise stark scene.

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Combine stamped images & heat embossing to make a fun background or your own patterned paper.

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White ink on a dark background makes a good contrast!

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Add a little dimension by popping up the sentiment on a CAS card.

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Using your dies to emboss the image will help keep things simple.

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Embossing multiple images in neutral tones keeps your card CAS.
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Sometimes no words are necessary.

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Group together small stamps in one area to keep the rest of your card CAS.

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Don't be afraid to use non-traditional colors on traditional cards!

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


  1. EEEK! I simply cannot resist a snowflake! Stunning creations & and I will definitely be joining in on this challenge! Hugs Bev x

  2. Gorgeous cards from the design team - wow!

  3. Wow - some wonderful work from the design team

  4. Thanks to Judy I have entered my latest card into the challenge. Gorgeous cards by the DT, thank you for sharing :0)

  5. I love all the snowflakes from the team, just gorgeous.

  6. What an inspiration you all are! Vicky x

  7. Oh, I love snowflakes. So happy I could play along! Fabulous inspiration from the design team ~ as always!