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Saturday, January 21, 2017


There is still time to play along with the current challenge at CASology! You have until Monday at NOON (CST) to submit your creation and we'd love to have you join us!

Week 232: CUT

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


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)!

Week 231: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions!

Jacquie had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #231 and here is her selection:

I love the color variation the inked inset pieces give to Lucie's line of trees! The tiny dots of white and simple gray lines add the softness of freshly falling snow to the scene. Beautifully done!

 Congratulations, Lucie!

** Please email your mailing address to Bibi at to claim your Pines Fir Yew set! **

Below is a winner's badge to proudly display on your blog:


Here are the Honorable Mentions chosen by the rest of the design team:

Congratulations to all of you!

Here is a badge to proudly display on your blogs:


Be sure to stop back in an hour for challenge #232!
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