Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Week 76: PARTY


We're going to celebrate the close of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 with a two-week challenge this time around!  What better way to do that than with a PARTY?!  You'll have not one, but TWO weeks to create and we have a new sponsor helping us out too!


David and I (Shery) are a husband-and-wife team and we own and manage
STAMPlorations™ from our home office in Central California. All of our
stamps are proudly made in the USA. Our clear stamps are made from the
finest, non-yellowing photopolymer resin and they're naturally sticky.
I'm an avid paper crafter and I love graphic design, so in June 2013,
my husband and I launched our home-based stamp company featuring my
designs. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all
ages and experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!". We come out
with new stamps approximately every other month.

This week's winner will receive 1 Vignette stamps set (see choices here) from the shop + the "It's All About the Chocolate" digital paper pack (20 papers)!

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

Guest Designer:  Kara
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Stamping off allows you to create a subtle background for your sentiment, adding interest, but still keeping your design CAS.

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A curved edge adds interest in a clean and simple card.

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Cluster elements of your design together, letting wonderful white space shine through!

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Simple elements help keep a card design clean.

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Use embossing and die cuts in moderation to keep your card CAS.
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Little pops of colour liven up a classic black-and-white colour scheme!

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Don't be afraid to go off the edge of your card.

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Adding glitter is a nice touch to a CAS card.

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Adding hand drawn elements and dimensional foam squares adds a "pop" to a CAS design.

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To use strong patterns on CAS cards, place them in negative space and keep the rest of your card crisp & clean. 

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


  1. Amazing cards by the design team. I love all of them.

  2. Such wonderful and fun cards!! :)

  3. A great celebratory way to end 2013, ladies, and fantastic inspiration cards all around!! Thank you for this very enjoyable challenge! I look forward to lots more playtime in 2014!! Happy New Year Hugs, Darnell

  4. Thanks for the fun challenge and the beautiful DT work for added inspiration! HUGS and happy new year to you all! :)

  5. Such fun, festive cards! Happy New Year to all!