How to CASE a card

Beautiful You with Pop of PinkToday I am going to share with you my strategy on how to CASE a card.   So a couple of weeks ago, one of my downlines and I challenged each other to make a card with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You stamp set and the Pop of Pink Designer Series paper.  This is the card that Jeanne made.

The dimensions on this card are:

1.  Card base:  Basic Black card stock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

2.  Next Layer:  Melon Mambo card stock cut to 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ layered with a piece of 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock.

3.  Top Layer:  Melon Mambo card stock but to 3 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ layered with a piece of Whisper White cut to 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

The Lady is stamped with Basic Black Archival ink on the Whisper White and again on the Pop of Pink DSP with the polka dot design.  You cut out just inside the lines of the dress on the Designer paper and attach that to your card.  The hat is stamped  on a scrap of Melon Mambo card stock, cut out and layered onto the card.  Then “Celebrate…” is stamped on the bottom.  This layer is attached with dimensionals on an angle to the card.
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Here is my version of the card.

I used Basic Gray card stock for my card base.  Then I layered a piece of the Herringbone striped paper from the Pop of Pink Designer paper pack.  This layer is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. 

Next is a piece of Melon Mambo card stock and a layer of the white and triangle design Pop of Pink DSP. 

Last I stamped the lady on the small polka dot pattern of the DSP and the hat on a scrap of Melon Mambo cardstock.

NOTE:  Stampin’ Up!’s paper snips are a must for making this card with all the fine detailed cutting.

This technique is called Paper piecing since you are cutting the images out and piecing them together.

And here is a 3rd card that one of my customers made after seeing these two cards:

Beautiful You with Pop of Pink

She also used the Basic Gray cardstock and the Herringbone pattern for her card base. 

She changed the second layer to a piece of Whisper White since she chose a very strong Melon Mambo patterned diagonal Stripped paper for her 2nd layer. 

The third layer is a piece of Basic Black cardstock which I think makes the herringbone pattern stand out a little more.  She stamped her message on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock.  She cut the message out with the small oval framelit and then cut a layer out of Melon Mambo with the Scalloped oval framelit.  She used a dimensional so the message pops!

Here are the supplies for these cards:

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Thanks for stopping by!  Which CASEd card did you like the best?


Weekly Specials are ending on April 18th

WeeklyDeals_Share-2_Apr0516_NA-600x302I am so sorry to report that this is the last week for Weekly Deals.   So check them out below!
 But don’t despair.  Stampin’ Up! will be focusing on bigger sales with more products offered every few months.  Look at the upside:
  • More Choices
  • More items discounted
  • More to order!

Are you ready to order?  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code for this month, RU2DJ692 and I will send you a ribbon sampler.  I love to share hostess benefits with my customers!  Of course if your order is over $150 - claim the hostess benefits for yourself!

So I am sorry that I have been missing in action this past couple of weeks.  I have had some big changes in my life.   I am in process of getting my house ready to sell.  I have purchased a maintenance free "villa" and will be moving the first of May.  The best news is that my new place has a huge finished basement that will be perfect for my classes and work!

Here are a couple of cards that were made at my last class on April 1st.  The first card was designed by Margaret on the Stamping New England Design Team using the Sale-a-bration set Wildflower fields.  Well a couple of my customers made her card and changed it up a little with color and designer paper.


Wildflower-w This first card is the card that Margaret designed for the Stamping New England Design Team.

This second and third cards are copies that a couple of my customers made at my last class!

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I will keep you posted on the status of my move!

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Quick and Easy Thank you Card

Quick & Easy Thank you card
Today I have a quick and easy Thank you card made with one of the new Sale-a-bration sets – For Being You  That’s right – there are 4 new Sale-a-bration items that were added to the party for the month of March!!

You can check out the details HERE.

So the details for this Card:

Cardstock:  Hello Honey, Whisper white and the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

The THANKS image is stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink on whisper white cardstock.  I used the Blendablities markers to color in the image and added a small scrap of the Best Year Ever DSP to the edge of the white piece and rounded the corners with a corner rounder punch.

To finish off this quick and easy card, I used two buttons from the SAB Accessories pack with a piece of white bakers twine threaded thru the button holes.

That’s it!! Quick and Easy!!

You can check out the Sale-a-bration items HERE.   Ready to place an order?   Click HERE  and use the Hostess code ZPCMU2AZ and receive a special gift from me..   I love to share the Hostess benefits with my customers.  Of course, if your order is over $150 collect the hostess benefits for yourself!  Also – don’t forget to choose a Sale-a-bration item for orders over $50!


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Handmade Thinking of You Card

Today I have a handmade Thinking of You card handmade Iris cardthat I made using a retired Stampin’ Up! Stamp set Kindness Is.  This is one of those stamps that I will never sell.  I am a gardener and love all things floral and love purples.

So my favorite new Designer paper from the Spring Occasions catalog is the Painted Petals Designer paper which has beautiful floral scenes.

This card was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.

The Details for this Card:

Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ for the card base.  Next is a piece of Painted Petals Designer paper cut to 4″x 2 1/2″ and layered onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant that is 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″.  The edge of the designer paper is embellished with a 4″ piece of elegant eggplant that has been punched with the lace border punch.

The next layer is a 3″ x 4 3/4″ piece of the Wasabi stripped designer paper layered onto a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock cut to 3 1/8″ x 4 7/8″.  The Iris is stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 2″ x 4″ with Momento Ink.  I then stamped the Iris a second time onto a scrap of whisper white cardstock with Moment100_0486cuo ink and colored the Iris with the Blendabilities Markers.  I used the Old Olive and Wisteria Wonder Blendabilties Markers to color the Iris.  Carefully cut out the Iris that is stamped and colored and layer onto the first piece with dimensionals.  The Iris is layered onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant that is cut to 2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″.

Last but not least, I added a little sparkle to the veins of the Iris with Dazzling Details.

That’s it!  Easy Peasy!

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Sheltering Tree Stepped up

Sheltering TreeMy last post was a card that I made for with my Stamper’s Club group using the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  As I was writing up the information for the card, I started to think about how I could Step-up the card with some embellishments and a little scoring to make an embossed card front.

Here are the details on how to make the embossed squares on the card front.
1.  Start with the cardstock at an angle on your cutter and the end at 1/2″ and score. NOTE:  Make sure that you push your cutting blade to the end of the cutter so you don’t accidently cut instead of score.

2.  Move the cardstock over 1/2″ and score again.  Repeat across the whole side.

3.   Rotate and repeat going the opposite way.
 To Step-up this card, I added pearl jewels around the scallops on the edge of the window and along the lace.  I aslo added three pearls along the bottom right corner of the card.    So which card do you like best?



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Another Field Flowers Card

100_9749eGood Morning! Here is another Field Flowers card that I pulled out of my stash for this set.   I actually made this card a couple of years ago, but wanted to show you another Field Flowers card.  This really is a beautiful set and can be used for a variety of things – weddings, thinking of you, sympathy, mother’s day, birthday, etc. The details on this cards: 1.  The card base is marina mist cut in half at 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ to make the card base. 2.  The background is night of navy cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed with a victorian embossing folder which is no longer available.  If I were making this card today, I would use the beautifully baroque embossing folder. 3.  I added a little dimension to the background of this card by stamping with the En Francais background stamp with marina mist ink stamped off.  I then used the now retired set – Fresh Vintage (a SAB set from two years ago) and very lightly stamped a couple of flower images, stamping off on scrap paper first.  I then very lightly sponged the edges of the white cardstock. 4.  The flower stems are stamped with Always Artichoke ink.  The flowers are stamped with night of navy.  I stamped the background image first on a scrap paper to “stamp Off” and create a lighter image for the background of the stamp.  I then used the detail stamp with night of navy ink over the background image. 5.  This piece is layered onto marina mist card stock.  I scalloped the bottom edge of the card stock using the scallop trim border punch. 6.  Next I stamped the sentiment “with Love” with night of navy ink and punched it out with the oval punch.  This is layered onto a piece of night of navy card stock punched with the oval scallop punch. 7.  Last but not least are the Embellishments.  I used a layer of Victoria Crochet Trim and the pearl jewels to accent the center of the large flower and the scallop on the bottom of the floral layer. I hope you have enjoyed this card sample! signature line-003  

Black and White Card Swaps

Good Morning, Over the next couple of days I am going to post some of my favorite swaps that I received. I participated in a black and white swap where all cards are made with black and white card stock only. Here is a picture of the card that I made for this swap.  As you know, I love the embossing folders and used   The card below is one that 100_9697my downline Lisa Fuller made for the Black and White swap.  I love the dramatic effect that she created by brayering a little black ink onto the Fancy Fan embossing folder to create the background. This next card was made by Donna Centemore at Butternut Sage Designs.  I love this stamp set as well and the antique look of the set.   100_9710     I also really like this next card.  It was designed by Joszette Elkridge with the Dahlia stamp.  It is hard to see but the Dahlia has a bit of glitter to it!   100_9711and   last but not least is my black and white card.   100_9709 copy               More to come!! signature line-003

Another Chalk Talk sample

Here is another 100_9370 card that I made with the Chalk Talk stamp set.  Don’t forget that this stamp set and the framelits can be bundled together for a discount!! The cardstock on this card is Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party with a layer of the AFternoon Picnic designer paper.  I do love this combination of subtle colors!   The tag is stamped with White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I then stamped the tag again using wisteria wonder ink on whisper white card stock and cut out just the center tag. This tag is cut out with the framelits dies and layered onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder chevron ribbon. I added a few pearl jewels to the corners to add a little bling to the card. Enjoy! signature line-red  

Chalk Talk Stamp Set

Good Morning! 100_9372 Today I am posting a card that I made with some of the new stamp sets and designer paper from the new catalog!   I love the combination of colors in this card.   This card is made with the Afternoon Picnic designer paper.   The cardstock is Pool Party for the base, with a layer of Wisteria Wonder.  THe tag in the center is So Saffron (my stand-by yellow).   I stamped the tag in Wisteria Wonder ink and cut it out with the Chalk Talk framelits.  The There’s You is stamped in coastal cabana (one of the new in-colors) and punched out with the large oval punch.  Don’t forget that the Chalk Talk stamp set and framelits are a bundled set and there is a discount for ordering the two together (pg. 12).  This is a great versatile set with greetings for any occasion.  Just pair it up with your desired designer paper. Then the corners looked a little bare to me, so I embellished them with the pearl jewels.  You can color the pearls with a sharpie marker – so I made them to  match the so saffron cardstock and added a regular pearl to the center of the Wisteria Wonder tag.  All of this is layered on a piece of the new So Saffron Chevron ribbon! 100_9372_closeup signature line-red   Enjoy this beautiful day!!   Interested in placing an order?  I have an open order that I will be closing tomorrow June 16th.  The hostess code is UCAPRQQP.  Enter this number on the order screen and your order will go into the queue immediately and ship directly to you.  No more waiting for my orders to close and then to ship!!