New Challenge at ATCAS! + Video


This is my first post as a design team member for Addicted to CAS! The inspiraton word is WORLD. So much fun!

ATCAS - code word world


Our sponsor for this challenge is Create A Smile and the price is one stamp set to the winner! Create A Smile has really fun and cute images, this is a challenge that I would have liked to win myseft!

create a smile


I created a Valentine card using an old map.  I have seen gorgeous design pattern of maps but unfortunately I don’t have any, so you find a way in need, right? :-)

I made a quick little video that shares some die cutting tips when you use alphabet dies and want them in a straight line, take a look if you would like to see the process of making of this card.

Thanks for stopping by and take care!


Die cut Valentine card using Mama Elephant dies


Die cut Valentine card using Mama Elephant dies

Challenges: Casology (never used a real map on a card beefore ) Less is more( I will give this to my best friend, the love of my life), Simon Says Stamp, Virginias View challenge


  • Stampset – Stampen Dous, Tiny Alpha
  • Dies – Mama Elephant, Inline Letters, Heart die from Simon Says Stamp
  • Ink –  Versafine
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
  • Red Copic to colour the heart
  • Corner Chomper from We Are Memory Keepers
  • Foam Tape
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71 thoughts on “New Challenge at ATCAS! + Video

  1. Yolanda Garrido

    I LOOOOOVE your card and your style!! It´s gorgeous! I love the topic of this challenge! I never took part in it but I think I will give it a try!!!!! It´s so inspiring!! Kisses from Spain!

    1. Joanna Harty Post author

      You are so kind Yolanda! I love your style too! :-) Of Course you should give the challenge a try, I’m certain that you will create something beautiful, you always do! xx

  2. Ardyth

    SUCH a clever idea! I love the simplicity of this and the use of the map is genius! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  3. Kimberly Wiener

    WOW, love this awesome card!! I think I will have to pin this away to be inspired with again and again!!! Thanks for joining us in the CASology NBUS challenge this week! So glad that you did!

  4. Barb Ghig

    Clever and fabulous design, Joanna! I love how the map is peeking out from the alphas and I can’t wait to check out your video for tips! I’m looking forward to working with you on the DT!

  5. Virginia L.

    This card is out of this world….love it, Joanna! Awesome work on your first DT assignment and takes on challenges! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge!

  6. Loll

    Hi Joanna. Welcome to the team … so great to have you with us at ATCAS! :) LOVE your card AND your video! Awesome tips and tricks for lining up word dies and sentiments. And your card design is so fun! Loll xx

  7. Kylie

    Well, WOW!!! Jaw dropping, inspiring and brilliant. I absolutely love this, Joanna!! I can’t tell you how much I love this. Using the map is pure genius!! Welcome to the team!! xx

    1. Joanna Harty Post author

      Thanks Kylie!! I’m so happy you like my card! And I’m really, really happy to be a part of your awesome team!

  8. rebecca

    Love the negative die-cutting and the use of a map, looking forward to working with you as part of the ATCAS team. Rebecca x

  9. Bonnie

    What a wonderful idea for this card, Joanna! I love the map and the die cut words! Thanks for taking the time to do a video to show how you did it.

  10. Darnell

    You might say you have given us a window into your world, Joanna! What a genius design this is in every.single.way!! Thank you so much for taking the time to do that instructional video!! And thank you for entering the CASology NBUS challenge! Please note the CASology challenge this week is in collaboration with my NBUS Challenge #3, so I would love to have you link up there, as well! Hugs, Darnell (

    1. Joanna Harty Post author

      Thanks for you sweet comment Darnell! I can’t enter your challenge with this card because I’ve already signed up with the maximum amount with the other challenges…. :-( But I promise I will enter in the future, I recieved a box of craft supplies this Christmas and I havn’t had the time to use them all yet! See you later! :-)

  11. Shana Gaff

    Oh my word, I LOVE how you have used the letter dies. What a FABULOUS idea! I must do this immediately! lol The map behind the word looks so cool too. Great CAS card!

  12. Judy1223

    Oh, MY, this is so perfectly CAS and wonderful! I love that real map under the die cut word…brilliant! Such rich colors peeking out of there! :) So glad you joined us at CASology using your NBUS!

  13. Anne Ray

    Joanna what a stunning, CAS creation, this is perfection!
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
    Less is More

  14. Mau xx

    Hi Joanna, thanks for calling by and your sweet comment. The wave in front of the boat was liquid pearls and a little diamond dust sprinkled whilst still wet…it ended up looking like water……not brains or talent….I was just playing about….lol
    Hugs Mau

    1. Joanna Harty Post author

      Thanks for letting me know! I thought it was really pretty and I have to try your technique myself! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs Joanna xx

  15. jaydee

    Joanna, welcome to the team. It is wonderful to have you along with us. This is a gorgeous card. I love the die cut and the use of the map behind it is just genius! All that wonderful white space makes my CAS loving heart so happy.

    1. Joanna Harty Post author

      Thanks Jaydee! I’m really happy to be a part of the team! :-) and I’m really happy that you like my card! Hugs Joanna


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