Sunday CASE – Eastern Palace Suite

Today I am starting a new Video series. In each video I will take a card that I have seen or perhaps received in a swap and CASE it. Do you know what that means? CASE means Copy And Share Everywhere. Sometimes you want to case because you love something you’ve seen and want to make it yourself. Other times, you are in a valley of inspiration and need a kick start. Today I am going to CASE a card I received in a new catalog swap using the Eastern Palace Suite of products.. I’ll give you some tips for CASing as I go along.

Unfortunatly, I can’t tell you who made the original card. There isn’t a name on it and if something was enclosed, I’ve lost it.

I am sure that you can imagine some other ways that you could case this card. I’d love to see them. Why not email me and send a picture of what you make. Perhaps I’ll post them here!

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Please leave my comments about the video or about CASing! I love to hear from you!

Have a great Sunday.


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Seaside Shore for Swimming Teacher

A friend recently asked me to make a thank you card for her daughter’s summer swimming teacher. No brainer. I went right to Seaside Shore stamp set. All those little fish swimming around. What doesn’t work with that!

Seaside shore stamp set, Thank you card, Stampin' Up! ,

Do you see the envelope? I love adding a little clue about the card to the envelope.


Design Notes for Seaside Shore Thank You Card:

The Swirly Scribbles set of Thinlits has been a favorite since it first came out. I love the swirly flowers and have found lots of uses for the lines that blend together. Here I used them as waves. I had the Soft Sky waves on the paper and it looked a little blah. Then, I cut the swirly lines from some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and paired the two together. I was purposely not super careful about lining them up. The effect is kind of cool, right?  The little bubbles stamp added a nice background,. I used White Heat Embossing Powder to add a little more texture. I later thought that I could have used White Craft ink. Next time. Here’s a close up so that you can see the Glimmer Paper.

Seaside shore stamp set, Thank you card, Stampin' Up! ,

My final, “I think it needs something else.” touch was to add some Glitter Enamel Dots. I love those things!


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Oh, I forgot to mention that the sentiment is from the All Things Thanks stamp set. Both stamp sets come in both Wood Mount and Clear Mount. Always good to have choices, isn’t it?


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Happy Celebrations for Any Guy!

Are you always in a quandary when it comes to creating cards for guys? Me too. However, I think the Happy Celebrations stamp set is the answer to your problem. I know it helped me! Combine this stamp set with some Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and you’ve got it made, well, almost.

Happy Celebrations birthday card, masculine, Wood Textures Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!,

And here is a peek at the inside. I love this particular stamp. I can see using it for other celebrations as well.

Happy celebrations stamp set, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Happy Celebrations  Card:

This is really a clean and simple card. The only stamping was the sentiment on the front. It is actually two stamps and I carefully placed them on one block (E). I like to use grid paper when I am lining up stamps on the clear blocks. That way I know that everything is straight.

Align stamps on grid paper, Stampin' Up!

So, first stamp on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I choose one of the lighter pieces so that the sentiment would stand out. Next I adhered to the Very Vanilla piece and then added the Copper Trim. That’s really about it. Oh, and finally, I added the sentiment inside. Really, that’s it! Easy, right?

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Notice, I used both the Thick card stock and regular. Thick is great for the card base.



Another day, I will use this set for a different occasion and you will see how versatile it is. In the meantime, look on page 34 in the catalog!

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Bella & Friends Get My Vote!

Don’t you just love the stamp set, Bella & Friends? The images of puppy Bella elicit an “awww” from just about everyone. I’m participating in Kylie’s International Blog Review again this month and the theme was encouragement. The Bella set just called out to me.

Bella & Friends stamp set, Embossing Paste, Stampin' Up!,

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Design Notes for Bella & Friends Card:

I once again, have been playing with the Embossing Paste. It is just so much fun. I used the clouds mask from Pattern Party Decorative Masks. Before I applied the paste, I did a little sponging on the piece of Soft Sky card stock. When I applied the paste, I tried to make it a little blotchy so that the clouds would have a some texture. Bella and her friend were colored in with Watercolor Pencils and then I softened the color with a Blender Pen.


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Rose Wonder for a Special Birthday

My dear friend, Ann, lives in Maine. I don’t get to see her nearly often enough. So, when her birthday came around earlier in July, I wanted to make a special birthday card. I knew she would love something stamped with the Rose Wonder stamp set. It’s so beautiful. You really can’t miss when you use it with the Rose Garden Thinlits.

Rose Wonder stamp set, Rose Garden Thinlits dies, Wink of Stella, Aqua Painters, Watercolor Paper,

I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

Design Notes for Rose Wonder Birthday Card:

Since I knew I wanted to use my Aqua Painters, I stamped the rose and leaves with Basic Gray Archival ink. I like to use gray when I’m painting as it doesn’t seem to overwhelm the colors. Also, since I was going to be using Aqua Painters, I used Watercolor Paper. That way, I knew that I would not have problems with the paper pilling or getting warped. I used the ink refills to color in the flower and leaves. If you are just doing a small area with the Blender Pens or Aqua Painters, you can just squeeze some ink from the pad onto the lid. When it’s a larger area, it’s just easier to use a few drops of ink refill. After the ink was dry, I added a few layers of Wink of Stella. I think you can even see it in the picture. It’s usually hard to see in a photo. But, I used three or four layers of Wink

I did use the thinlits for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive then trimmed around the edge of the stamped image. Next I cut a piece of Gold Foil paper with the die and adhered the Happy Birthday to it.


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