Tuesday, February 9, 2016



It's time.  You know Valentine's Day is less than a week away and if you haven't already, you've got to focus and get those last minute valentines done.  We thought we'd do our part and help you out with that!  This week's gallery should help inspire you!

Uniko Studio is returning to sponsor us & this week's winner will receive a gift certificate to the online store!

Excitement is in the air because Uniko Studio is celebrating their 4th birthday with a new release this week on Thursday, February 11!  You'll want to go take a look at the sneak peek and more details about the week's schedule of events!

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

Guest Designer: Lindsey
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Limiting your color palette helps keep a design looking CAS. 

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When your sentiment is your focal point, try tilting it for added interest. 

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Masking around a bold focal point creates a one-layer CAS design.

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Sometimes a sentiment is all a card needs!

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Frame a small image to give it more impact.

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Crisp, bold lines help create a CAS design.

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A classic central orientation for your focal point is great for CAS designs.

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A simple color scheme can make a bold statement on a CAS card.


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Masking and inking is an easy way to add color and interest to a CAS card.

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Adding color behind a die cut creates a CAS card!

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Clean lines help in CAS design. 
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A simple color scheme + simple sentiment + minimal embellishment = CAS

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A white die cut on a white background add interest without clutter!

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 183: Weekly Winners!

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

  Jacquie had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #183 and here is her selection:
Gerrina has managed to marry two concepts that don't usually go together: Clean & Simple and Carnaval! The neutral palette and large mask help keep the design CAS, with the white on white glitter adding a perfect festive touch.
Well done, Gerrina! Congratulations!

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 #184!