Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

On our demonstrator forum there has been many discussions on CASEing
there are a wide range of opinions from it is OK to CASE to you should never CASE, fortunately more are for then against. Pretty much everyone agrees if you CASE you must credit who you are CASEing.  Now sometimes I have a problem doing that. . . and the cards I am sharing today are cards I made that I know might be a CASE, but I didn't bookmark the idea. Why didn't I? Well as I scan blogs looking at what others have done I am usually looking at layouts and color combo not necessarily looking for something to CASE, but sometimes I will see a card that makes me decide to buy a stamp set that I don't already have, I guess we all have done that. Now sometimes by the time I order the set and then get the chance to use it I don't have anything but a memory of what I saw that made me decide to buy it, I have no idea how close these cards are to the one that inspired me to buy them but here they are, if you recognize them let me know I'd like to be able to compare what I have done with what inspired me to buy the set.

First up Field Flowers, I had marked this as a set I liked but hadn't bought it until October of last year, I bought it because I saw a card that "spoke to me" and though I couldn't find it when I had the set this is what it reminded me of.

  • The card base is Very Vanilla
  • Front of Basic Black under Very Vanilla
  • Hello Doily is stamped with Crumb Cake and the Field Flowers are stamped with Versamark and embossed in Black, Very Vanilla Seam Binding is knotted around the front
  • Best Wishes from Petite Pairs was embossed and punched out with a 1" circle, it is popped up with Dimensionals and the tiniest of the Pearls are added under the words
The next card uses stamp sets I had, I know that the color (purple isn't a color I use often) and lay out are the same but I am pretty sure that the card I had seen used different stamp sets.

  • Card base is Perfect Plumb 
  • Front of Elegant Eggplant under Confetti White
  • The rose spray from Elements of Style was stamped with Elegant Eggplant
  • An oval of Elegant Eggplant was cut with the Ovals die and the Big Shot, a piece of the scallop polka dotted ribbon was attached to the back of the oval and it was popped up with Dimensionals on the card
  • Thank you was stamped with Elegant Eggplant and stamped onto a strip of Confetti White that had the ends punched with the corner of the Curly Label punch it was added to the oval and Rhinestones were added to the ends.
So here are the two card that I made last year that how closely they are CASEd I am not sure, whoever you are that inspired me to make these cards I thank you!

So have a Happy New Year! 


  1. I just finished looking at your year in review, Kath! You have created gorgeous cards over the course of the last year! May 2012 be as creative for you!

  2. LOVE the flower with the Hello Doily background. I've had the hardest time making cards with Hello Doily in spite of how much I love it. Thanks for the inspiration!


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