On the CASE: Eastern Beauty

It’s time to explore another CASE file! So put on your super sleuth hats!

I thought I’d pull out a huge favorite from last year’s catalog to show you how this year’s new colors really take the set to a new level. If you weren’t crazy about all of the Regal tones of last year’s Eastern Beauty, look again at this year’s catalog samples (pg. 139 in the Annual catalog) because fresh fun colors breathe new life into this set!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (August 2018 -Eastern Beauty - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #beautifullife #life #handstamped #eastern

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Stamps: Eastern Beauty
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Coastal Cabana Cardstock (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and 4 1/4″ x 4 3/4″), Sparkle Glimmer Paper (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″), scraps of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Poppy Parade Cardstock, Granny Apple Green Cardstock & Whisper White Cardstock
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread, Clear Faceted Gems
Other: Big Shot, Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies, Paper Snips, Classic Label Punch

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide – click on the images to enlarge)

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
  2. Stamp edge of Coastal Cabana base layer with the spray pattern. Adhere to card base.
  3. Diecut the eastern medallion on the smaller Coastal Cabana layer. Stamp the patterns as shown.
  4. Stamp the spray pattern in Pumpkin Pie on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Stamp the star image too. Diecut both.
  5. Snip out the large flower.
  6. Repeat the stamp, diecut, snip process with Poppy Parade ink on Poppy Parade cardstock.
  1. Stamp and diecut the flower line image on Granny Apple Green using Granny Apple Green ink. Diecut.
  2. Assemble the flower pieces, offsetting the bottom layer. Add a faceted gem in the middle.
  3. Snip out two of the green flower petals to make leaves. Adhere to flower.
  4. Add Metallic thread loops to the flower.
  5. Straighten out the sentiment on an acrylic block. Stamp in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White.
  6. Punch out the sentiment with the Classic Label Punch.
  7. Adhere the Glimmer Paper to the card base – leaving about 3/4″ on the left.
  8. Adhere the finished flower element to the diecut Coastal Cabana layer. Add the sentiment.
  9. Adhere the finished Coastal Cabana layer to the base layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – The individual stamping around the medallion takes an extra minute, as does the stamp texture on the flowers. Looking for a shortcut? Skip the stamping on the flowers. Don’t skip the medallion as it would look pretty plain otherwise. Other than that, this card is a breeze to put together! It would be fun to make a series of this design using different colors, so, give it a try!

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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.

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On the CASE: Sheltering Tree

I’m putting out an A.P.B. on all neglected stamp sets!

Starting with my CASE file for today, I’m working through stamp sets that are collecting dust on my shelf! Overlooked for shiny, new sets from shiny, new catalogs, these stamp sets are still “current” in the Stampin’ Up! inventory for a reason! They’re still en vogue and really can mix and match with new colors, papers and embellishments for fresh new looks!

So, out comes Sheltering Tree! A fan favorite from a few years back, this whimsical set is a bit more lighthearted than Lovely As A Tree, and has some fantastic sentiments for hug-worthy occasions. Not to mention – it hits all the seasons with all sorts of versatile images. Let’s see how it’s showcased in the current catalog:

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (August 2018 -Sheltering Tree - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Sheltering Tree stamp set, Circle Collection Framelits. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #thanks #thankyou #handstamped #trees

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Stamps: Sheltering Tree
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Crumb Cake Cardstock ( 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Whisper White Cardstock (4″ x 5 1/4″), Granny Apple Green Cardstock (3″ x 3″), Daffodil Delight Cardstock (3″ x 3″), Call Me Clover Cardstock (3″ x 3″), scraps of Whisper White cardstock
Inks: Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green
Accessories: none
Other: Big Shot, Layering Circles Thinlits, Pinewood Plank DTIEF

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. Stamp the tree image three times. For best results in centering the images, start with the center tree and then add the right and left trees. Don’t align the trunks!
  3. Emboss the finished tree panel with the Pinewood Plank DTIEF.
  4. Adhere the completed panel to the Crumb Cake panel. Adhere that to the card base!
  1. Stamp the tree image on the three squares of cardstock – Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green & Daffodil Delight.
  2. Use the Layering Circle Thinlits to cut out spotlights of each tree. Use any size you like!
  3. Adhere the finished spotlights right over the matching location on the card base. Pop up the Daffodil Delight circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  1. Mask off all but the “thanks” from the sentiment and stamp on Whisper White in Soft Suede.
  2. Stamp the bike body in Granny Apple Green, then stamp the bike pieces in Soft Suede.
  3. Fussy cut the bike!
  1. Adhere the sentiment and bike using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – Can I give it a 1.5?! This is a fun little card that is super easy to make. The spotlight technique always gets lots of “wow”s with little effort. If you wanted to make it even simpler, skip the embossing and leave the white layer flat. Though, in person, that texture is what really brings it all together!

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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.

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Are you ready to get wild?

For my latest “On the CASE” CASE file I thought I’d go for an outing – an Animal Outing! This fun little design was cracked in no time – perfect for crafters on the go.

I also learned a little along the way. What fun to have a die that does some partial-cutting to add extra dimension to the simple layout!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (July 2018 -Animal Expedition - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Animal Expedition stamp set, Animal Friends Thinlits, Animal Expedition DSP, Frames Elements. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #thanks #thankyou #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Animal Outing (bundle)
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Animal Expedition DSP (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 1/2″ x 5″), Whisper White Cardstock (3 3/4″ x 3 1/2″), Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock ( 1″ x 4″)
Inks: Basic Gray
Accessories: Frames Elements
Other:  Big Shot, Animal Friends Thinlits (in bundle)

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Score the card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
  2. Adhere the large piece of DSP to the card base.
  3. Flag both ends of the DSP strip and the Lemon Lime Twist strip.
  4. Adhere the DSP strip to the card base, then adhere the Lemon Lime Twist strip.
  1. Diecut the leaf shape on the left side of the Whisper White panel.
  2. Diecut a rhino from the Animal Expedition DSP.
  1. Stamp the sentiment on the Whisper White panel towards the bottom, centered between the leaf diecut and the right edge.
  2. Adhere the diecut rhino to the Whisper White panel, just above the sentiment, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Adhere the Whisper White panel to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Make sure the leaf diecut area is over the Lemon Lime Twist banner.
  4. Adhere the two woodcut hearts using Tombow Multipurpose Glue. Allow a few minutes to dry.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5 – Yea for easy-peasy! Diecutting the rhino from the DSP takes this design from time-consuming to time-saving! The coordinating patterns in the Animal Expedition DSP is just wonderful and can be interchanged if you’re looking for something a little different!

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On the CASE: Animal Expedition

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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.

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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. It’s a “congratulations” card, so you could use it for any other celebration you might have this summer.

Are you enjoying our CASE files? Don’t forget to leave a comment here and with Ann to let us know! We are definitely having a fun time working on these projects and bringing you all the nitty-gritty details!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (July 2018 -Floral Phrases - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Floral Phrases stamp set, Detailed Floral thinlits. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #congratulations #handstamped #embosingpaste

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Floral Phrases
Paper: Thick Whisper White ( 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Petal Pink (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Grapefruit Grove (2 – 2″x2″), Pear Pizzazz (5/8″ x 5 1/2″), Mossy Meadow scraps, Whisper White (3/4″ x 4″), Window Sheets (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine
Tools: Detailed Floral Thinlits, Big Shot, Stamparatus
Adhesives: Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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. Create a mask by using a Window Sheet, or a piece of Thick cardstock. I found that after using the window sheet, I did not save the mask, so perhaps it’s more economical (and easier) to use cardstock, preferably thick cardstock.
  3. Use the mask to apply Shimmery White Embossing Paste to the Petal Pink cardstock panel. Set aside to dry. Discard or clean the mask right away if you plan on using it again.
  1. Diecut two pieces of Grapefruit Grove using the smaller Detailed Floral thinlit. Snip out the large flower from each.
  2. Add small scraps of Mossy Meadow to the areas indicated on the dies in the picture to diecut the needed leaves.
  3. Stamp the border image using Pear Pizzazz ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
  1. Stamp the sentiment using the Stamparatus for precision placement. Flag both ends of the sentiment.
  2. Adhere the border strip. Trim the edges.
  3. Adhere flower and leaf diecuts.
  4. Adhere sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Adhere Baker’s Twine bow using a Glue Dot.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 4 out of 5 – This one was tougher than I thought! I figured there’d just be some diecutting and embossing, but no. Creating the embossing mask was a bit of a pain. I thought that using window sheets, I would save the mask. But, it was so hard to cut that it didn’t really turn out so great. I would recommend using just thick cardstock and making a one-time-use mask. Then, the flowers and leaves were not simple diecuts. They came from the huge floral cutouts. I had to figure out which ones they were! Once that was all figured out, the design came together pretty quickly. But, man, was that a ton to sleuth! I guess I did all the hard work for you! LOL!

#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: Animal Expedition

Are you ready to get wild? For my latest “On the CASE” CASE file I thought I’d go for an outing – an Animal Outing! This fun little design was cracked in no time – perfect for crafters on the go.

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.

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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. The Gothic Script calligraphy paired with the stained glass images were just spot on and something that I haven’t seen lately. On top of that, creating a DSP paper stack that is vellum was genius! There’s so many cool ways to color the paper, and of course, endless color combinations.

This is probably not the last CASE file you will see from this suite! (Ann mentioned she might do one too.) I wanted to get to this one for sure because it shows off all of the beautiful parts of the suite in one design.

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (June2018 -Graceful Glass - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass thinlits, Graceful Glass designer vellum, Big Shot Embossing Mats. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #thankyou #thanks #handstamped #stainedglass

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Painted Glass
Paper: Thick Whisper White (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) Whisper White (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″), Gray Granite (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2 – 1 1/4″ x 5″), Petal Pink (3/4″ x 3″), Basic, Black Cardstock (5″ x 6″), Graceful Glass Vellum Designer Series Paper (3″ x 3″)
Ink: Lovely Lipstick Classic Ink
Stampin’ Write Markers: Petal Pink, Lovely Lipstick, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories: 1/4″ Black Cord, Tinted Vintage Faceted Buttons
Other: Stained Glass Thinlits, Big Shot, Embossing Mat, Triple Banner Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Score the card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder. Adhere the Gray Granite panel to the card base. Set aside.
  2. Color in the 3x3 square of Graceful Glass vellum using Stampin’ Write markers as shown.
  3. Mount the colored design on the square of Whisper White using glue dots.

***Nit-picky details: I used Stampin’ Write markers instead of Stampin’ Blends (since the new colors aren’t available yet). That means that you should not use too much ink so the paper doesn’t curl up or pill, and use a Heat Tool to set the ink.

  1. Diecut the leading shape in Basic Black cardstock.
  2. Emboss two pieces of Gray Granite with the leading shape die and the Embossing Mats.
  1. Adhere the embossed panels to the card base – leave approx 1/2″ at the top and bottom.
  2. Add diecut to the center of the card. Adhere using SNAIL just down the center where it will be covered eventually.
  3. Add two lengths of Black Cord down the center.
  4. Adhere the stained glass panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick on the Petal Pink strip. Flag the end using the Banner Triple Punch.
  6. Adhere the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Adhere the Tinted Faceted Gem using a Glue Dot.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5 – I was really torn on the difficulty level. The card came together quickly, but I think there are a few “attention to detail” things that take it to a “3”. First, if you’re going to use Stampin’ Write markers to color, do it with a gentle touch. It doesn’t take much ink and its easy to over-color and cause the paper to curl or pill. Take your time, stay in the lines, and use as little ink as possible! DON’T FORGET TO HEAT SET or allow to dry for longer than you think you need to.

If you’re using Stampin’ Blends, they’ll dry super quick so you won’t have any of those problems!

The second moderately advanced technique is using the new Embossing Mat. Follow the instructions! I cut the Gray pieces to the exact finished size (1 1/4″ x 5″). So, when I placed the embossing mat over top, I held the paper to the die and covered the bottom half, then flopped the rest of the mat over top. Once in place it stayed. The effect is stunning!

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