Wednesday, February 26, 2020

CASE IT - Varied Vases Rustic Style!

Hey there! I CASE'd a card from the 2020 Annual Catalog today and I am LOVING the techniques I used! It's not often that I break out the Whisper White Craft ink, so I don't get to enjoy it much.  Which makes it all the more fantastic when I do use it. hehe.

Today's project comes from page 61 and uses the Varied Vases stamp set.  Now, I admit that I haven't really shown enough love to this stamp set. It's actually quite lovely and has some wonderful images and sentiments in it.  Maybe I need to do a whole series on it.  lol.

The Whisper White Piece is my "inside" before I attached it.  You know what I always say "No naked insides. No naked envelopes"!   So I figured I'd share a photo side by side before I attached it.

This card is full of stampin' technique! I love it!

What you'll need:
8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (scored in half at 4 1/4") for the card base
2 1/4" x 5 1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock for the front panel
4 1/4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White Cardstock for the inside panel
1/2" strip of Coastal Cabana Cardstock for sentiment. (I ended up cutting mine down to 1 3/4" long)

First, I embossed the 2 1/4" strip of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  And then tied some linen thread around that piece (into a bow), giving this card a really pretty country look.

Then, I stamped flower stems along the right side of the card front in Soft Suede. I used the White Craft Ink to stamp the flowers themselves (gotta LOVE two step stampin'!!!)

This is a fabulous look all by itself! If you've never done it, try it! So pretty!!! It creates a nice and soft image.

The craft ink takes just a few seconds or so to dry, so while it was doing its thing, I stamped the sentiment on the Coastal Cabana Cardstock.

It was a little challenging to figure out exactly which colors were used in the catalog, AND I somehow managed to stamp one extra flower stem, so I just came up with these:
Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Lovely Lipstick, and Real Red. 

This is one of the FUN techniques that I want to explore a bit more. :-) I've already stamped the flowers in Whisper White Craft Ink, but now I'm going over the tips of the flowers, using the brush tip of these markers. I LOVE IT!!!

It's beautiful! My head is spinning with all the possibilities! This is why I LOVE CASE'ing the catalog.  I feel like it encourages me to try new techniques that I may not already know about.


After I got all the flowers colored, I attached the wood plank layer and the sentiment strip to the front of the card. WOWWIE WOW! I love it!!!

I used the same technique to stamp the two stems on the inside panel.  Except, I didn't use the Craft ink because the paper was already white. I just colored the tips after I stamped the stem in Soft Suede.

The card went together rather quickly considering "all the coloring", and I really enjoyed myself! Which is one of the most important elements of my creativity. lol.  We wanna have fun!

Well my friends, I hope you enjoyed today's CASE IT project! I hope you'll try it out for yourself!  That coloring technique is a fun one!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you'd like to recreate today's project, here's the supplies I used. Just click an image to go to my website. :-) Enjoy!

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop: It's time for Sale-A-Bration!

Good morning my fabulous friends! It's time for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop! YAYA!!!  You know I love this hop because there are so many incredibly talented designers who create just STUNNING projects each time!  You definitely don't want to miss out on it, the Last Monday of each month!

This month's theme is all about Stampin' Up's BIGGEST most AMAZING event of the  year....... Sale-A-Bration (SAB)!

For every $50 your spend, you get to choose a product from the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) brochure for FREE!!!  Now, we're not talking about just a little pack of bling or anything small like that. No, no, no! We're talking Exclusive Stamp Sets, Dies, Designer Series Papers, etc! Absolutely INCREDIBLE products!

So, the Stampers Showcase designers are revved up and ready to share some fantastic projects they've created, using Sale-A-Bration (SAB) items that you can get for FREE with your qualifying purchases!

My project is a really simple one, but I love the rainbow colors and the sentiment together.  The little flowers were stamped using the "THOUGHTFUL BLOOMS" SAB stamp set and punched using the coordinating SAB "SMALL BLOOM PUNCH".  I paired it up with the So Sentimental Stamp set and Coordinating dies bundle.  

When you purchase the bundle and the Whisper White Cardstock, you'll have earned the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp set for FREE!!!  Pretty sweet deal isn't it?! This is just one example of the products you can choose from during Sale-A-Bration. 

Click the NEXT button to follow the hop over to Miss Leonie's blog and see what fabulous project she's got to show you!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and being a part of my favorite blog hop!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!


If you would like to recreate this project, these are the supplies I used for my card. Just click any of the images below to be taken to my website! Enjoy!

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Peaceful Poppies Die Cut Card

Happy Friday, friends! Today's project is from the Peaceful Poppies Collection in the 2020 Spring Mini Catalog.  I'm not sure that you would call it Paper Piecing, but we're definitely layering die cut pieces to make a beautiful card front!

One of the beautiful things about this card is all the fabulous layers! 

First, I die cut all the pieces I want to use. And, many of them were cut from that background layer of cardstock! I LOVE using my resources as wisely as I can. hehe.

Here's what that piece looks like before I attach it to my card base, but you'd never know by looking at the card would you?

By the time you sandwich another layer over the top of the die cut one, you can't see or feel that there are "holes" everywhere. lol.  It's a great way to stretch your papercrafting dollars.

I had a lot of fun arranging the die cut pieces to create the look I wanted. I used liquid glue to adhere the die cut layers together, and used dimensionals to pop up the flowers and the label.  While assembling the stems, I was able to get a "dimensional" look by only gluing the bottom of the stem to the card, and then pulling up a tiny bit on the leaf or flower bud. This helps em pop up a little, but not as much as an actual dimensional underneath.

Experiment with layers! Experiment with die cuts! Just experiment all together! It's only paper, and the worst that can happen is you don't like it and throw it away. No biggie. :-D

I hope you enjoyed today's project!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you'd like to order any of the supplies I used today, you can click an image below to be taken directly to my website. Enjoy!

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