Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Week 213: STITCH


It's time to start brainstorming for a brand new cue word!  This week's cue word is guaranteed to get you thinking!

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!

Karen here, the proud owner of Your Next Stamp! I'm so excited to be sponsoring this fabulous challenge! Your Next Stamp (aka YNS) has been around for 7 years.  Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters and fans, we've grown so much over the years, starting with just a few stamp sets to now a large growing inventory of Clear Stamps, Thin Metal Dies,YNS Gumdrops, Patterned Paper and coming soon Ink Pads! Our products are manufactured in Canada and the US of the highest quality materials, they are designed to make you smile and bring joy to craft rooms all around the world! We hope you enjoy our fun and whimsical stamps, dies and embellies just as much as we do!

This week's winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the online store!  Be sure to visit the store this week if you're in need of some fun, whimsical stamps for your stash because, as CASology participants, you get a generous 20% off your purchase using coupon code YNSCAS (during this week's challenge only).  Also, September 4th is a big day over at Your Next Stamp with the September New Release happening that day!  Mark your calendars and join in the blog hop!

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

Guest Designer:  Mac Mable
 design defined:
A cluster of images & a monochromatic colour scheme help keep a card CAS.

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Limited colours and lots of white space keep things CAS!

 design defined:
Clusters of images in odd numbers keeps a card CAS.

stitched squares and felt heart card
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B&W plus a pop of color is a classic CAS color recipe.

 design defined:
Adding a tactile element to a CAS card can be fun!

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A simple felt image adds interest to a CAS design.

design defined:
Faux stitching adds interest to white space.

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Paper piecing your main image adds a pop of color to a CAS design.


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Using a die cut as the focal point, creates a CAS card!


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Simple color schemes are perfect for clean & simple design!


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Use a border stamp to create something different than what it was intended for. 

  design defined:
Offset your design and snuggle your image into your sentiment allowing more white space.

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. Love this week's cue, you bet I will have to play.

  2. Love this week's cue, you bet I will have to play.

  3. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to guest with you this week. Thank you too for all the wonderful inspiration provided week after week from the marvellous and extremely creative DT. Thanks very much X

  4. Always love playing along here when I get the chance, ladies ... there is always such awesome inspiration on display ... thank you! Anita :)