Week 165: CIRCLES

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Everyone get in a circle and let's start brainstorming ideas for this week's cue word!  This one has endless possiblities, doesn't it?  Sorry, had to throw that out there!

Whimsy Stamps is returning as our wonderful sponsor this week!  Have you seen their newest stamps?  Check them out here!  They are offering our winner a $15 gift certificate to their online store!

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

Guest Designer: Skye
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Using only the bottom half of your card keeps your design CAS.

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It's easy to be CAS with one layer and two stamps!

celebrate with sparkly circles card
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A bold focal point needs 'breathing space'.

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Black & white + 1 colour makes for a great CAS design. 

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Keep your design to 1/3 of the card. 

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Dry embossed backgrounds add interest to white space without being too "busy."

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Ombre inking can add interest to a CAS design!

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Adding your sentiment inside a shape keeps your card clean and simple!

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Use a little sparkle to make a main image pop with interest!

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Make your sentiment stand out by stamping it in a bold colour!

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. Fun cue word this week and I love the inspiration from the DT!!

  2. What cuties your cards are. First attempt on a clean & simple card. Hope you like it!

    Saskia Pullen

  3. Thanks for another great challenge. It coincided with our sketch at CC&S perfectly! Lots of lovely inspiration from the DT too and some new dies that I've not seen before. Thanks. Stef x

  4. Whoa......STUNNING cards by the DT team! :)


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