CASE’ing the Stampin’ Up! Catalog!

Simply Said Thank You

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.

For You

I hope you enjoy both of these & are inspired to go grab a magazine or catalog and CASE some cards for yourself!

Heather

As a footnote – I used alot of Stampin’ Up! supplies in both cards so for anything that doesn’t specify it is SU.

 

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