Garden Impressions Suite – CASE the Catalog

Happy Monday!  You have probably seen the Garden Impressions Suite in the catalog.  So enjoy this week’s CASE the Catalog sample because it’s a variation of a card on page 128 in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.   

Garden Impressions Suite

First of all, the card in the catalog uses Soft Seafoam Cardstock as the base.  I also used a layer of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create the second layer.  Because I used the same card design, I changed up the card base to Night of Navy cardstock and because I didn’t stamp the second layer, I decided to use coordinating designs from the Garden Impressions DSP for the two layers below the layer with the sentiment.  

Garden Impressions Suite Stamp Set

Garden Impressions stamp set

Due to the DSP having lots of wonderful colors, it certainly makes it great to use for a variety of card designs.  Night of Navy ink was used to stamp the sentiment from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set.  Furthermore, it was cut with the next to the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Similarly, Mini Gold Sequin Trim and Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine was also added as an embellishment before attaching the sentiment with stampin’ dimensionals.  

CASE the Catalog

Below are measurements used for creating the card base design:

Base:  cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ 

Designer Series Paper: first layer 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″; second layer: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ 

Finally, when you are struggling to come up with a card design, remember to look through the catalog for ideas.  It’s okay to use the catalog designs and is encouraged.  Above all, I want to convey how easy it is to take a design from the catalog.  Because when you change up the paper or colors, you probably have a totally different look with the same layout. 

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Dandelion Wishes – CASE the Catalog

Hi all and welcome to this week’s CASE the Catalog.  The card features the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and you can see the inspiration card on page 118 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  Instead of using the Wood Textures DSP (Designer Series Paper) as shown in the catalog, I used Garden Impressions DSP as the base to stamp the dandelion flowers using Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  When planning your cards, be sure to look at your DSP to use as a stamping base!  The Grapefruit Grove is a versatile color and blends well with many of the other Stampin’ Up! colors such as the Granny Apple Green used to compliment this card. 

Dandelion Wishes

Stampin' Up! Dandelion Wishes

Featuring Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set and Garden Impressions DSP from Stampin’ Up!

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Notes of Kindness

It’s time for CASE the Catalog!!  As you may remember, last week I announced my new weekly segment.  This week I have a few different cards from the Notes of Kindness card kit.  I hope you enjoy them all. 

The cards below are various cards from the Notes of Kindness card kit.  It’s a wonderful kit and I have a picture of the contents below.  Remember, our kits come with refills as well.  The coordinating colors are Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam.

Notes of Kindness Catalog Casing

The first card samples have two different sentiments.  Both are large and to the point.  I love the flowers. In each case, the flower is the focal point but the sentiments also make the cards.

So these next cards are a little more different.  One has a large sentiment in the center which is the card from the kit.  The second card has the larger image and the sentiment smaller with less focus.  A great alternate.


Additionally, I wanted to give you two samples with the same image and sentiment but the placing is a bit different.  One card is landscape oriented while the other is portrait.  Same images, style and sentiment with just a turn of the cardstock.


Finally, I have two cards with the same style.  The difference is in the actual sentiment rather than the style.  There was also the addition of Twine on one card and Pearls on the other.

As a result, CASE the catalog is also becoming my favorite segment each week.  I greatly enjoy bringing you new ideas and inspiration.  Additionally, once the Holiday catalog is released, I will CASE from that catalog as well.  Therefore, you have so much to look forward to over the next several week.  Enjoy!    

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It’s A Tropical Paradise

It really is a Tropical Paradise when you create with the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I have decided to feature a “CASE the Catalog” weekly segment.  Each week, I plan to make a new card or project from the catalog. 

Since the Designer Series Paper Sale going on, I thought I would start with the Tropical Escape DSP and the Tropical Chic stamp set.  The whole look really makes me think of a tropical vacation.  The paper has such a soothing feel and really allows you to have some unique projects.  The first card uses products from the Tropical Chic bundle.  Because you get the 10% savings on bundles, I highly recommend purchasing bundles whenever you can.  The ribbon was a great addition for me on this card.

Tropical Paradise Catalog Casing

Tropical Escape

Case the Catalog Tropical Escape Project One

This next card is probably a favorite of mine because of the negative part of the cardstock as a “window” of sorts.  I was drawn to it when I saw it in the catalog.  The darker leaves coordinate nicely with the DSP background.  I did leave off the stitching for my version.

Tropical Escape, Case the Catalog

Case the Catalog Tropical Escape Project Two

Finally I have a 3D project for last.  How cute is this box.  It’s kind of a blending of all the cards on page 120 of the catalog (which is where you can find the samples above, but you probably knew that).  While the sentiment can be changed for any occasion, I like to use encouraging phrases.  I find that family and friends rather have hand made projects.  They certainly feel loved when they receive them.

Tropical Chic Treat Box

If there is a card or project from the catalog that you could like to see, just let me know and I will try and include it in a segment.  I am open to various ideas to include all occasions.  Also, let’s not forget about “just because” cards.    

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