Framing | Two CAS Cards | Chunky Monkey Crafts

Today I’m sharing two cards that are very similar to eachother, but each with a slightly different approach. I was inspired by a stamp set from Chunky Monkey Crafts, who I am designing for, and I’ll be having a weekly series sharing projects with this stamp set, so I hope you’ll check back to see more of them. I don’t have a video for this one as I ran out of time to get it edited. If I have a chance to sort it in the next couple of days I’ll come back and link the video here. Otherwise I hope the write-up will do, and of course you can always ask if you have any questions!

Both of my cards use dies from Mama Elephant’s Framed Tags Lafayette to create the framed look. For one of the cards I used them the traditional way, die cutting some snippets of white card. For the second card, which is a one layer design, I instead embossed the dies into the card base.

I used the Frame Me sentiment from Chunky Monkey Crafts’ Narky Finishing Sentiments 2 and heat embossed it in gold with Love From Lizi’s Golden Crown Embossing Powder into the centre of the smallest layer. I used liquid glue to adhere together all the layers of the die cut version of the card, and as a final touch I added three clusters of Simply White Nuvo Drops around the sentiment on each of the cards.

Which card do you prefer? I think I like the one layer, embossed version more personally. Either way I think they are both fun cards. I like the play on the “frame me” sentiment by creating a multi-framed design. I can think of a couple of different options for use of these cards. They could be used as a silly/snarky reminder that cards are art too(!) and should be appreciated as such. Or alternatively they could be gifted with a picture, painting or photo, with the sentiment referring to the fact that the present ought to be framed. And of course the same framing layered design could be used with any sentiment you like in the centre – some of the other sentiments from Narky Finishing Sentiments 2 could be fun to add there too, like the sentiments I used on my cards last week.


Lady Joyful

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Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes and Optional: CAS

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Moving Along With The Times – Sentiment Only, No Image

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

The House That Stamps Built – Anything Goes

14 thoughts on “Framing | Two CAS Cards | Chunky Monkey Crafts

  1. Simple and elegant! (Even with the cheeky sentiment) The gold sentiment really pops off all the white. I’m going to say the layered one is my personal favorite; I really like the texture of the layers. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  2. Very elegant with the touch of gold against the white. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends and apologies for the late comment.

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  3. Lovely cards!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes + optional CAS” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)
    (DT Simply Create Too)
    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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