Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Week 232: CUT


It's time for a new cue word!  This week we're exploring a little word with big possibilities!  So many different occasions that it could be used for, really!  What does it make you think of?!

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!)

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this challenge's winner their choice of either a $10 gift certificate to the online store OR 2 ARTplorations stencils!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

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

Guest Designer:  Anita
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Grouping simple stamping around a sweet spot on a card (where the thirds lines intersect) can keep a design CAS.

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Using the negative of a die cut leaves space to add pops of color!


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Die cuts with different textures add interest to a CAS design.

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Overlapping a die-cut sentiment over an image can add interest to a CAS card.

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Use color to let the sentiment be the star of a CAS design!
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Inking and stamping on dies adds depth and interest to a CAS card.

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Letting a sentiment be the star of the show keeps things simple.

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Use bright colors in small doses.

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Your sentiment can be your main image on a CAS card!

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Cutting the die cut more then once, gives the sentiment some lift.

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Adding small amounts of decorative paper can create interest on a CAS design.
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Making your sentiment the focal image keeps a card clean and simple!

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Offset layering of diecuts in different colors packs a big punch.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST)!


  1. WOW, so many wonderful team cards this week! Thank you for the inspiration! ♥

  2. It's been a joy and an honour to be guest designing alongside you, ladies ... thank you so much! Anita :)

  3. Gorgeous DT cards, really enjoyed seeing them all!