On the CASE: Lift Me Up

Welcome to this week’s On the CASE with Ann & Nicole!

We’ve reached the end of the Stampin’ Up! year, which means we’re closing the books on the 2017-18 Annual Catalog and the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Though we made it through lots and lots of projects, there’s still many left unsolved. So, don’t be afraid to keep your catalog as a source of inspiration for years to come!

This week, I chose to focus on a stamp and die set that will carry over into the 2018-19 catalog; Lift Me Up and the Up & Away Thinlits. This fun set first caught my eye in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and it’s been popular enough to make it into not one, but now two Annual Catalogs.

The dies are fun, and versatile, and the sentiments are uplifiting, with fabulous fonts. I took the sample on page 58 and changed it from a piece of home decor to a card!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (May 2018 -Lift Me Up - 2017-18 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Lift Me Up stamp set, Up & Away Thinlits. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #congrats #encouragement #hotairballoon #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Lift Me Up
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Birthday Memories DSP (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Whisper White Cardstock (3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″), Sahara Sand Cardstock ( 3 pcs, each 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″), Daffodil Delight Cardstock (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″), Melon Mambo Cardstock (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″), Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″), Pool Party Cardstock (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″), Whisper White Cardstock (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″)
Inks: Sahara Sand Classic Ink
Accessories: None
Other: Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Up & Away Thinlits, Stamparatus

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
  2. Diecut three balloon shapes from Sahara Sand cardstock. Use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the little pieces.
  3. Diecut clouds from Whisper White cardstock. You will need a total of 6 clouds.
  4. Diecut balloon color pieces – three of each as shown using Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party cardstock.

 

  1. Adhere the colored pieces to the back of each balloon as shown.
  2. Set up Stamparatus to stamp sentiment on Whisper White panel. Use a finished balloon to gauge where the sentiment should go. Mask off the “congratulations” portion of the stamp so just “You Soar Above the Rest” is stamped in Sahara Sand ink.
  3. Adhere the finished sentiment panel to the DSP panel. Adhere finished panel to the card base.
  1. Gently fold each balloon in half up the center.
  2. Adhere the three balloons together to make one, dimensional balloon.
  3. Adhere the finished balloon to the card.
  4. Add clouds to card.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – Making the 3-D balloon was the hardest part! You can make it easier by just using one balloon. For a card, that’s a totally acceptable shortcut! With graduation party season in full swing, this card would be a great accompaniment to any gift!

#SUontheCASE

We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing the catalog too! We’re “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest) and if we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!

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On the CASE: Graceful Glass

Say Hello to the Graceful Glass Suite! When I saw this suite at OnStage a few months ago, I knew it would be on my short list.

On the CASE: Delightfully Detailed

Happy New Catalog Week!! As I’m sure you know, the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog was released on Friday. That means that it’s time for new inspiration and lots of fun new products and stamps.

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Festive Friday: Love Beautiful You

Mother’s Day is around the corner! We’re ready to see what you’re creating!

Mother’s Day is May 13th – so, why not play along with our latest Festive Friday challenge and enter in your Mother’s Day creation? Of course, you could always enter in any design that focuses on the color Pink too! There’s always an option with our challenges!

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For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0007). Featuring: Share What You Love suite. For more details, click through. #nicolewatt #pmretreat #stampinup #encouragement #pink #handstamped

I *think* I used the “and” option this week. I’m not sure if I’ll use the card for Mother’s Day, but it could  be a Mother’s Day card, right? I for sure got in a LOT of PINK though! I whipped out my new Color Coordinator and found a fun and fresh combination! Here’s the combo I used – you can pin this on your Pinterest board for reference!

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Friends – Our Chosen Family… Over at Festive Friday We’re getting ready to celebrate Friendship Day (it’s on July 30th). A “friendship” card is a pretty broad subject and can really span the gamut of sentiments. 

On the CASE: Floral Phrases

July is here and we’re deep into wedding season! I thought that I’d put together a CASE file that would help you create a stunning wedding card.

Festive Friday: Picture Perfect Cafe Mashup

Put an X through it, June is D-O-N-E! Hello HOT!!
We’re all ready for those hot Summer nights over at Festive Friday where we’re celebrating Ice Cream Day (it’s on July 15th).

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Festive Friday: Coffee Cafe

Do your part for Earth Day! Recycle some paper and make some great cards!

Earth Day is on April 22nd. That’s why we thought we’d pick it as our festivity for the latest Festive Friday Challenge. Of course, you could always just make a design that focuses on the color GREEN to participate, but adding in a little recycled-something would work too!

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The great thing about Festive Friday and/or challenges is that you don’t have to use the elements in a concrete way. Like Earth Day. I highly doubt you’re worried about getting all your Earth Day cards out in the mail on time. BUT, you can use the idea of Earth Day to inspire your designs. That’s why my Coffee Cafe project represents both the idea of Earth day and Green!

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For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0005). Featuring: Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break DSP. For more details, click through. #nicolewatt #pmretreat #stampinup #friendship #encouragement #handstamped

Last week at the Paper Party during my weekly live broadcast (called Running With Scissors), I shared an easy way to use up scraps. I worked up a whole bunch of different sample panels with 3/4″ strips of DSP adhered to a solid panel of Whisper White. It really is a great way to come up with unique backgrounds, and use up scraps (instead of tossing them)!

The total bonus to this design is that I already had the coffee cup stamped and diecut as a leftover from a previous project!

You can earn the written tutorial for this design for FREE just by playing along with Festive Friday and earning Fest Points! You have to register an account over on that website, but it’s super easy! Then, just play for points! I hope to see you play along with us!

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Friends – Our Chosen Family… Over at Festive Friday We’re getting ready to celebrate Friendship Day (it’s on July 30th). A “friendship” card is a pretty broad subject and can really span the gamut of sentiments. 

On the CASE: Floral Phrases

July is here and we’re deep into wedding season! I thought that I’d put together a CASE file that would help you create a stunning wedding card.

Festive Friday: Picture Perfect Cafe Mashup

Put an X through it, June is D-O-N-E! Hello HOT!!
We’re all ready for those hot Summer nights over at Festive Friday where we’re celebrating Ice Cream Day (it’s on July 15th).

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On the CASE: This Little Piggy

Is your style “quick & easy”, or “relish the process” or both?

I started off my CASE quest this week thinking that the design I chose would be mostly quick & easy because it just had some quick watercoloring. Weeeelllll, I ended up in the “OMG THIS IS TAKING SO LONG!” and “OH CRAP, THAT WAS SO WRONG!” camps, and ended up relishing the process after I stepped back and had lots of fun once I cracked the secrets to today’s CASE. (Don’t forget to check out Ann’s project!)

So, without burying the lede too far here – you will need a non-Stampin’ Up! product for this CASE. It’s clear gesso (affiliate link). And, really, you should have this handy product in your toolbox anyway.

That leads me to the secondary lesson for today’s project:

Always test out ideas on scraps or something other than the final product.

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (March 2018 - This Little Piggy - 2017-18 Annual Catalog). Featuring, This Little Piggy, Aqua Painters. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #littlepiggy #pig #encouragement #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: This Little Piggy
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″),Smoky Slate Cardstock (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Whisper White Cardstock (3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″)
Inks: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Powder Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon (or Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon), Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Other: Clear Gesso (non-SU product), Aqua Painter, Stamparatus, Heat Tool (optional), Hard Board for watercoloring (optional)

On the CASE Notes

I thought I would try this layout with the new Stamparatus. Here’s how it worked best for me:

  1. First, align the cardstock into the corner of the Stamparatus, and then align the first piggy so it will end up on the left edge. Stamp.
  2. Move the Stamparatus plate down 2 notches. Move the cardstock over 6 blocks from the right edge, and 2 blocks from the top. After re-inking the piggy, cover the sentiment with a Post-it Note so it doesn’t stamp. (That’s called masking) Stamp!
  3. Move the Stamparatus plate down 2 more notches. Move the cardstock back to the top and over one block on the right. Repeat the masking/stamping process.
  4. Stamp the rest of the sentiment, either with the Stamparatus, or with just a regular acrylic block.
  1. Next, stamp the piggy on a Post-it and cut her out. This creates a mask that will keep the cloud image from going on the pigs.
  2. Apply the mask and stamp the clouds. Move the mask as necessary to keep the piggies nice and clean!
  3. OPTIONAL: Tape the stamped panel to a hardboard. This will help keep the image from warping while watercoloring.
  4. Coat stamped panel in a thin layer of clear gesso. Let dry (should only take a minute or two!). This will allow you to watercolor like crazy on Whisper White cardstock! (Check out this video for more details!)
  1. Watercolor the bottom piggy in Powder Pink.
  2. Watercolor the middle piggy with Powder Pink, then add black spots with Memento Tuxedo Black.
  3. Watercolor in all the hooves with Memento Tuxedo Black.
  4. Watercolor the top piggy in Smoky Slate.
  5. Allow time to dry completely, or use the Heat Tool to speed it up.
  1. Score the Thick Whisper White card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder
  2. Adhere the Smoky Slate panel to the card base.
  3. Adhere the finished watercolored panel to the card base – aligning the right edge so the Smoky Slate shows on the left.
  4. Fold 2″ of Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon, or Shimmer Ribbon. Use a glue dot on the inside to keep the ribbon folded. Attach the ribbon to the card with a glue dot.
  5. Make a small bow from Basic Black Baker’s Twine. Attach to the card with a glue dot.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5 – Now that we know the watercoloring was achieved with Whisper White cardstock and a layer of clear gesso, the watercoloring is actually a pretty easy thing. Watercolor on gesso is fairly forgiving. It can be easily blotted up with a paper towel. Even if you go over the lines, just add a bit of extra water and the color will pull right up! It’s a beginner-friendly technique. The hardest part was lining up the piggies with the Stamparatus (a Stamp-a-ma-jig might have been easier!) and using a mask when stamping the clouds.

#SUontheCASE

We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing the catalog too! We’re “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest) and if we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!

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On the CASE: Floral Phrases

July is here and we’re deep into wedding season! I thought that I’d put together a CASE file that would help you create a stunning wedding card.

On the CASE: Graceful Glass

Say Hello to the Graceful Glass Suite! When I saw this suite at OnStage a few months ago, I knew it would be on my short list.

On the CASE: Delightfully Detailed

Happy New Catalog Week!! As I’m sure you know, the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog was released on Friday. That means that it’s time for new inspiration and lots of fun new products and stamps.

Get everything you need to make this design!

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  • If you plan to place your next order through me and need copies of the current catalogs, please request them here.
  • Need a Color Coordinator to inspire color choices for your projects? Get yours today! "I love this! I have a hard time getting color combos together and this takes all the guess work out so I can start creating right away! I think every stamper should have one thank you for this amazing product." - Sandra
  • Need a 2018-19 Annual Catalog? Request your FREE copy here!

Festive Friday: Super Duper You

Did you know that March 2nd is Employee Appreciation Day?

At Festive Friday Challenge, we’re down with all  the holidays so don’t be surprised when you see some lesser-known events.

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge - Earn Fest Points for free stuff! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other week!

Don’t underestimate the gratitude your employees will feel when you give them a handmade card (maybe with a Starbucks gift card inside?) So, take some time in the next week to make up a few for the people in your office that really help make things happen! Link up your design over at the challenge and you could be a Festive Friday Fave!

What’s even better is that every entry receives 1 Fest Point. (Festive Friday Faves earn 5 points!) Save up your points and redeem them for project tutorials, Design Team cards and other great prizes! Read more about the Fest Points program here.

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Super Duper

For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0002). Featuring: Super Duper stamp set, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP. For more details, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #encouragement #handstamped

I was so glad to get a fantastic photo of this project. It really does look this stunning in person! The Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP with the metallic orange and kraft just pops off the white background. Paired with some bold colors in the sentiment and dramatic black sequins, this card is a winner!

Better yet, it’s perfect for anyone in your office, or just anyone for that matter! Of course, you could personalize multiples by swapping out different foil patterns. Really, the options are endless!

This project is available over at Festive Friday as a part of the Fest Points program. The tutorial is 5 points. You can even “purchase” the card itself for 10 points!

Of course, you can’t get Fest Points if you don’t register an account, and play along! You don’t need to have a blog. Just post a project on Pinterest, Flikr, or Instagram and link up the pin or image from those sites. If you need help doing that, just drop us a line on the Festive Friday Facebook page – we’d be happy to help you play along!

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Festive Friday: Somber Yellow

Friends – Our Chosen Family… Over at Festive Friday We’re getting ready to celebrate Friendship Day (it’s on July 30th). A “friendship” card is a pretty broad subject and can really span the gamut of sentiments. 

On the CASE: Floral Phrases

July is here and we’re deep into wedding season! I thought that I’d put together a CASE file that would help you create a stunning wedding card.

Festive Friday: Picture Perfect Cafe Mashup

Put an X through it, June is D-O-N-E! Hello HOT!!
We’re all ready for those hot Summer nights over at Festive Friday where we’re celebrating Ice Cream Day (it’s on July 15th).

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