Week 245: GROW

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The leaves are opening on the trees, flowers are blooming and the grass is growing enough to be mowed again here in North America!  Let's focus on how the word GROW inspires you!

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 guest designer created to inspire for this week's cue!

Guest Designer: Lisa
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Creating a scene card can still be CAS.

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A soft stenciled background adds interest to a CAS design.
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A monochromatic colour scheme suits CAS style cards.

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Patterned papers in small doses add interest to a CAS design.

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Stamping the background in a soft colour keeps it CAS.

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A limited colour palette helps keep things CAS. 

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Cluster your elements over to one side, to leave room for lots of white space. 

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Fussy cutting your main image can be fun on a CAS design.


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White space doesn't have to be 'white', you just need space for a CAS card.

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Masking helps keep layers to a minimum on a CAS design.
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Adding a subtle white-on-white pattern to the background can add interest to a simple card.

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Adding elements on an angle adds interest in a CAS design.

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. Another great cue card and fabulous inspiration! Thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. ooops I accidentally deleted my thumb for the grow challenge! creationsnz.blogspot.co.nz


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