Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Week 262: PRICKLY

Things could get a little sharp in the gallery this week!  This cue is one that will definitely bring to mind a variety of ideas!  We can't wait to see what your creative brainstorming yields!

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 a $15 gift certificate to the online store!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

Have you heard?!  STAMPlorations is having their August Christmas Release Blog Hop this week, so be sure you go hop along for wonderful inspiration and fabulous prizes!

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

Guest Designer:  Amy R.
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Lots of open space & limited layers keeps this design clean & simple. 

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Add interest to your CAS card with pops of color. 

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Masking is a great way to keep a card one-layer.

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Keep your card mailable and CAS by using folded elements. 

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A shaped panel adds interest  dimension to a CAS design. 

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Using patterned paper in small doses keeps things CAS.

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White space doesn't have to be white! 

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Add interest to a CAS card by varying the dimension of your stamped elements. 

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One main image and minimum embellishments keep things CAS. 

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Stamping your sentiment along side your image keeps your card CAS! 

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A black & white color scheme helps keep the focus on the main image. 

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Use masking to stamp a clean and simple scene. 

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Keep your design to 1/3 of the card to preserve 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. Simply stunning creations from the DT - what great ideas for the theme! Jo x