CASEd is a term many of us use in the paper crafting world. It stands for Copy And Share Everything. So when we like a project design by another and we either completely copy it or change it only slightly and make a version of it, we let others know that we did that by saying that we “CASEd it from so-and-so.”
I saw a card shared in a Facebook group I am a part of called Demonstrator Planning Group. It’s a group for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, and it’s an amazing place to get inspiration. I could be on it all day everyday and still not see everything, because people are posting ideas there non-stop.
A couple months back I found a card, took a screen shot of it on my phone, changed it up only slightly (because I didn’t have enough of the lace ribbon), and reproduced it as a welcome card to new members in our Stampers With ART group. Thank you Chris Smith for creating and sharing your beautiful card that I just HAD to CASE! Click here to see Chris’ gorgeous card. (Too bad I didn’t have enough ribbon at the time. I would have CASEd it completely!)
Here is my version.
- Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″ folded at 5-1/2″ for the card base
- Very Vanilla Cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ and scrap for stamping and punching the sentiment and the leaves
- Basic Gray Cardstock: 8″ long scrap for punching a border
- Silver Foil Paper: scrap for die-cutting a 2-1/8″ circle
- Painted Autumn Designer Paper (tiny green leaf pattern): 2″ x 4″
- Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink and the leaves in Old Olive ink onto the Very Vanilla scrap/s.
- Punch out the sentiment using the 2″ Circle Punch and the leaves with the Leaf Punch.
- Die-cut the Silver Foil Paper using the 2-1/8″ diameter die from the Layering Circle Framelits.
- Punch the 8″ length of Basic Gray Cardstock with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. Trim this into two 4″ pieces. Then put adhesive on the back side top and bottom edges of the designer paper, and attach these two gray strips so they are peeking out the top and bottom of the designer paper as shown.
- Now adhere this to the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla piece.
- Add a single strip of silver washi tape from the Year of Cheer Washi Tape collection to the top edge of the designer paper. Trim the excess off the ends or better yet…wrap the excess on the ends around to the back side of the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla piece.
- Attach the sentiment circle to the Very Vanilla circle, then add this to the card with Dimensionals while at the same time tucking in and attaching the punched out leaves.
- Stamp the inside of the Very Vanilla card base piece, then adhere the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla piece to the front of the card.
This is another version…same card, but with a different sentiment (from a stamp set that us demonstrators were able to get years back). This is the welcome card I sent out to a few new stampers to our Stampers With ART group. So if you plan to sign up this month and want this as your welcome card, be sure to let me know since these papers will be retiring soon. 😉 OH! Yes…did you see the sale? (CLICK HERE for that information.)
Stampin’ Up!’s Year End Sales Event!
Stampin’ Up! is ending 2017 with a bang! This is your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items. The items in the sale are last-chance and limited-inventory, so take note that these items are available only while supplies last! Click Here to learn more.
I am putting together another Online Paper Crafters Club…
And am looking for a few more members to join in. The commitment is to place a minimum $25 order each month for 6 months in row. In one of those months you would get the Stampin’ Rewards (the free goodies) based on the collective orders from those in the club. The other perks would be free catalogs shipped to you, a set of 6 free hand-stamped cards at the end of the 6-month commitment, and exclusive project ideas emailed to you each month. I’m hoping to start this club at the beginning of January.
You do not need to live near me. Anyone in the US can join. Let me know if you are interested!