If you are a scrapbooker you may know this as “scrap-lifting” – but for card makers CASE’ing is Copy & Share Everything (CASE). I took a run at a few cards in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog recently to get some inspiration and here are my results…. I learned some things to do differently next time – but that is what’s FUN!
The new Stampin’ Up! Catalog can be found online or if you would like a real version send me an email & for $9.95 or if you hostess a party ($150 in merchandise or more) I will send you one. Here is the online link – http://www.stampinup.com/us/enu/catalogs.asp.
For the first card I drew inspiration from page 51 of the cattie with a set I have had since it first came out years ago. I love this set & saw it in my drawer… realized I haven’t used it in a LOOONG time. I saw the green card layout in the new catalog & loved how they used the circle & scallop layers as well as the flower cutouts on top o f the image for ‘pop’.
For my card I started with the new IN color – Melon Mambo and paired it with Pretty in Pink, Whisper White & Basic Black cardstocks. For ink I used Basic Black, Pretty in Pink & Melon Mambo.
The card is a basic 1/4 sheet card using PiP cardstock. I cut out the black layer & ran it through my BigShot with the “flowers” QuicKutz embossing folder.
I stamped my image in Basic Black on Whisper White and colored in with markers – Certainly Celery for the flower stems, Pretty in Pink & Melon Mambo for the flowers. Before adding the large flowers I ran the image through the Big Shot with a Nestabilities Standard Large Circle die. I trimmed two edges to make the image sit on the edge of the card & inked the edges with Pretty in Pink.
I stamped the larger flowers & cut those out, then embelished with gem brads from the Pretties Kit (also SU) and pop-dotted them at the top of two stems. I added a scallop embellishment using Pretty in Pink paper & Melon Mambo inkn on the edges (SU Scallop Punch). Assemble & stamp with your sentiment of choice along the botom & it’s done!
This card is featured on the cover of the new catalog. I changed mine up a bit with what I had available. In place of the DSP (Designer Series Paper) I used Soft Suede paper which I paired with a wider strip of Real Red than was in the sample and a slightly different greeting as well as a different “splatter” method. I again took advantage of the new IN Colors – Soft Suede & Crushed Curry for this card.
The card is a 4×4″ square in Very Vanilla Stampin’ Up! paper. I used the new Medallion background stamp from SU and Crushed Curry ink to make the large background image. After adding the Real Red & Soft Suede layers I grabbed the speckled stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds and using Soft Suede I added the “splatter” background. In the catalog they used the Color Spritzer Tool & I am definitely adding that to my next order. I think the background turned out OK but it could have been wonderful!
For the sentiment I used the patterened circle from the Wanted set and my Designer Label punch with Very Vanilla cardstock. The background itself was Crushed Curry again but I stamped off so that it was a little lighter than the Medallion. I stamped “for you” from the Great Friend set in Soft Suede on the vanilla label and pop-dotted it onto a Soft Suede Oval.
I hope you enjoy both of these & are inspired to go grab a magazine or catalog and CASE some cards for yourself!
As a footnote – I used alot of Stampin’ Up! supplies in both cards so for anything that doesn’t specify it is SU.