Happy Labor Day! It’s time again for CASE the Catalog Monday.
This week two unused stamp sets on my craft room shelf were used to recreate the card on page 31 in the Annual Catalog. The card features Bella & Friends and the Pretty Kitty stamp sets on page 30. These two stamp sets contain some great sentiments and have perfect images to create cards for all ages – especially for animal lovers too! Check out the details below on how to recreate this card.
Talk about loads of fun…first stamp images with StazOn ink onto Whisper White cardstock (4 -1/4″ x 3″). To color the images, use watercolor pencils and blender pens. The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and a top piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP Collection (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″). Highlight the stamped and colored image layer by adding a layer of Coastal Cabana cardstock (4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″) . After stamping the sentiment, embellish with a heart from the Frame Elements and a bow of White Baker’s Twine.
Since it was such enjoyment coloring the card, I decided to use another of the images from the Pretty Kitten stamp set. The following card is ready to send to a friend.
First stamp the “peeking in” image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends. Colors are Granny Apple Green, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie. Basic Black cardstock creates the card base and the Share What You Love DSP layer pulls the card together. Using Layering Circles Thinlits, cut the image piece and the layering Basic Black cardstock pieces. Finally, attach to upper portion of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tie 1/2″ Black Satin Ribbon around card at seam of DSP to complete the card.
My Challenge to You:
Pull out an unused stamp set and recreate the item that first inspired you to make purchase the set!
For this week’s CASE the Catalog, I selected the You Made My Day card on Page 36 of the Annual Catalog. The card uses the Best Bunny Bundle which includes the Best Bunny photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Bunny Builder Punch. This week, I did not alter the card but made it as shown in the catalog. The Best Bunny stamp set is one that can be used for a variety of occasions and as in this case, it’s perfect to send someone letting them know how special they made the day! Details and tips for making the card are below the photo.
Made My Day with these details for recreating the card:
Thick Whisper White: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ to create card base.
Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper (DSP): Dotted DSP 5 1/2′ x 4 1/4″ for base card front;. gold & black strip 3/4″ x 4″
Gray Granite: 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Shimmery White: 4″ x 3″
Scraps of Whisper White for stamping bunny face, sentiment and hat using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
Scrap of Basic Black. Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut as shown in photo below:
Use Bunny Builder Punch and cut the bunny face, color the ears using Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. Color tophat using Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut. Layer the bunny face behind the top hat using a mini glue dot.
To create the background for the bunny and sentiment, add a light layer of water diagonally across the Shimmery White cardstock and sprinkle with Yellow Brusho. I used an Aqua Painter to blend the Brusho with the water. After the Shimmery White layer has dried, randomly stamp stars using Crushed Curry Ink Pad.
Using small Stitched Shapes circle framelit, cut the sentiment and layer onto circle of Gold Glimmer Paper cut using the 1 1/2″ circle punch.
Assemble by attaching dotted DSP layer to Whisper White card base. Next attach and center the Granite Gray Cardstock layer using Snail Adhesive. Add the strip of gold/black stripe DSP and then attach the Shimmery White layer – be sure to offset toward the right of the Gray Granite layer as shown in the photo.
Add the tag piece and the tophat with bunny.
Finish the card by using 8″ of Gold Mini Sequin Trim to create a faux bow and using Stampin’ Dimensionals add the sentiment.
Finally, the stamp set has various sentiments that can also be used with another stamp set. I’m smitten with the different face expressions included for creating bunnies with a variety of looks and images. It will be fun to create cards for all types of occasions and really can Make My Day.
I would love to hear from you so don’t forget to add comments!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the project details on the Country Home Suite from last week’s Facebook Live.
Happy Monday and it’s time for another CASE the Catalog. This week, in anticipation of the launch of the 12 Weeks of Christmas that starts later next month, I decided to create my version of the Christmas Pines sample on page 97 of the Annual Catalog. Also, keep in mind that the next few weeks will be consumed with holiday cards and projects. Our new Holiday Catalog is amazing. Lots of fun samples are coming. This sample is from the Annual Catalog because, well the Holiday Catalog doesn’t come out until September 5th. Enjoy
The Sheet Music stamp was used to create a custom background when inked with Crumb Cake and stamped onto a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. Finally, using the pine needles stamp from the Christmas Pines stamp set and Old Olive ink, stamp the upper left corner of the page. Furthermore, you can add color variation by stamping twice before re-inking the stamp.
CASE The Catalog
Here is “my version” – to create the look of an old piece of sheet music, tear small strip from all sides of the paper and lightly sponge the edges plus the lower portion of the page. Similarly to the catalog sample, I curled the edges slightly and adhered the page to the Crumb Cake cardstock base. Use Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to cut the pine cones from Early Espresso cardstock and the leaves from Gold Foil. A bow of 1/4″ Copper Trim finished the look. Use the sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set and stamp using Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and cut using the Everyday Punch. A folded strip of 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon was placed under the sentiment to complete the card.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Featuring Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set and Garden Impressions DSP from Stampin’ Up!
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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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