Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Week 216: FRAME


It's time for a new cue word!  We've framed it nicely for you.  Now all you need to do is brainstorm for ideas!

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 offering this week'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!

Have you checked out STAMPlorations' CUTplorations dies in the online store?!  Both stand alone and coordinating dies are available!  Also, don't forget to play along in the never-ending Anything Goes Challenge!  For every 50 cards linked up, a winner is chosen for a $10 gift certificate to the online store!

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

Guest Designer:  Ohhh Snap!
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A little mirror board keeps a card looking clean, especially when the shape is simple.

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Black and white with a pop of colour is a classic CAS colour scheme!

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Even mixed media can be CAS if you leave enough white space.

framed flower birthday card
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Use a frame to draw the eye to your focal point.

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A frame gives a small image greater prominence.

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Framing the sentiment adds interest to a CAS design. 

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Patterned paper in small doses works well on CAS designs. 

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Open frames give an airy feel to a CAS card.

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Black and white with a pop of color is a fun CAS technique.

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Use your dies to dry emboss so that you can create a CAS card! 

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Frame your design (+ add a little dimension) by simply popping up the main panel!


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Tone on tone diecuts create a textured background. 

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  A window die that doesn't cut through on the outside is a great way to frame your image!

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. Lots of gorgeous frame inspiration! xxx

  2. You really came up with some unique and awesome DT cards, ladies!! Thank you for another fun challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Love the variety of frames from the DT!!

  4. Thanks for the challenge and fantastic frame inspiration!