On the CASE: Country Home

Do you have the #1 on-trend stamp set from the Holiday Catalog?

If you have the Country Home photopolymer set, you sure do! I’m really excited to share the coloring technique for today’s On the CASE. I’m sure it’s one of the samples that really got you hooked on this amazing stamp set and spectacular coordinating Suite products. I haven’t splurged much on purchases from the Holiday catalog. I just don’t have time to make a billion different holiday cards — but, this stamp set seemed like a real winner to me. I’m hoping to see it carry over into the Spring, and maybe even into the next Annual Catalog.

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (October 2018 - Country Home - 2018 Holiday Catalog). Featuring, Country Home stamp set. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #christmas #CAS #cotton #country #handstamped #floral

Registered for Pixel Points? Don't forget to , then leave a comment at the end of the post to earn even more!

New here? Pixel Points are my way of rewarding this community for sharing, commenting, visiting and purchasing. And, it's not hard to do! Just  and you'll start to collect points!

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. Set aside.
  2. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on the 5/8″ strip of Whisper White.
  3. Adhere sentiment to Granny Apple Green CS. Trim excess Whisper White. Leave a small overhang on the right side.
  4. Attach Galvanized Clip to the left side of the sentiment. Adhere a twine bow using glue dots.
  5. Adhere the strip of DSP to the bottom of the sentiment panel. Set aside.
  1. Make a mark on the smaller Crumb Cake panel – 1 1/2″ from the bottom. Stamp the cotton image at the mark. Stamp a second image on the right side, just below the mark. If you used Staz-on, clean your stamp right away!
  2. Color the cotton using a white watercolor pencil.
  3. Color in the rest of the flowers and leaves with watercolor pencils.
  4. Smooth out the colors (except the white) with a Blender Pen.
  1. DIstress the colored panel using the edge of your paper snips.
  2. Adhere the Gray Granite, Country Lane DSP and larger Crumb Cake layers to the card base.
  3. Adhere the stamped Crumb Cake layer to the assembled card base.
  4. Adhere sentiment panel to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – There were a few different paper sizes that I had a bit of trouble deciphering, but I figured it out, and the measurements provided in the post are accurate (not necessarily my pictures…). So, I basically did the hard part for you! I really love the idea of using watercolor pencils and blender pens for this project as it’s a nice introduction to that kind of “watercoloring”. Since you’re not using the Blender Pen to blend, but to smooth out the pencil lines, it’s easy to get the hang of how a blender pen works, without ending up scrubbing the paper off into little pills. There’s the added bonus of white-on-crumb cake which is a stunning look no matter what, so, for the beginner stamper, this project is a huge boost to confidence. A “wow” look, with a “wow, that was easy!” feeling.

PS: After closer inspection, there is a swipe of the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend across the sentiment in the Stampin’ Up! sample. I did not do this step in my version. It’s totally optional…

#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!

We’ll be On the CASE again in 2 weeks!

Kick-start Your Creativity

Subscribe for for exclusive specials, updates and free tutorials & sketches

Share and Inspire Someone Today!

The Latest....

  • SHOP NOW and don't forget the host code: N6T7CMQT 
    • All orders receive 1 Pixel Point for every dollar spent with me on stampinup.com (before shipping and tax).
    • Go for 2x Pixel Points by adding the current Host Code to your order!
    • If you have an order over $150, DON'T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin' Rewards, AND earn DOUBLE Pixel Points!
    • Points can be redeemed for additional products and tutorials available HERE.
    • Learn more about the Pixel Points Program
  • If you have a product wishlist over $99 the Best Deal Ever is for you!
  • PAPER PUMPKIN - My monthly subscribers receive freebies, stamp storage, videos and Pixel Points for free tutorials and products!
  • FREEBIES!!! There's no catch - check out my Freebies Page for all sorts of downloadable resources to help take your crafting up a notch!
  • 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 and Holiday Catalog? Request your FREE copies here!

Get everything you need to make this design!

The supply list is right here! Just click a product to get started. Remember, every dollar you spend (before tax and shipping) is rewarded with Pixel Points that you can redeem for products and tutorials! The more you order, the more points you earn!
Get 2x Pixel Points when you add the Host Code to your order, or when you go over $150!

 

Here's some other projects you'll like!

 

On the CASE: Perennial Birthday

I found a chameleon in today’s CASE! Today’s CASE file caught my eye almost instantly. I was so glad that the Perennial Birthday stamp set carried over as I’d only used it with the kit (retired) that accompanied it last year.

On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season? Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons!

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.

Papercrafting Online

No matter where or when, learn from me – from home!
(bunny slippers optional!)

Shop with the Host Code

N6T7CMQT
and earn Pixel Points for free stuff!!

Get the Best Deal Ever!

Great products 20-25% off!
and
FREE SHIPPING!!

Join the Pixel Points Program

Points for
purchases, visits & comments
= free stuff!

On the CASE: Perennial Birthday

I found a chameleon in today’s CASE!

Today’s CASE file caught my eye almost instantly. I was so glad that the Perennial Birthday stamp set carried over as I’d only used it with the kit (retired) that accompanied it last year. As I started working the project, I realized that you could pair this with the Color Coordinator and come up with just about any color combination to change it up how you like! Pair it with a different piece of vellum, ink the ribbon to match and, voilá, you have a design customized to its recipient! Let’s take a quick look at my finished project and the SU sample, then dive into the details.

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (September 2018 - Perennial Birthday - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Perennial Birthday stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #happy #birthday #handstamped #floral #chalkboard

Registered for Pixel Points? Don't forget to , then leave a comment at the end of the post to earn even more!

New here? Pixel Points are my way of rewarding this community for sharing, commenting, visiting and purchasing. And, it's not hard to do! Just  and you'll start to collect points!

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. Start by adding Flirty Flamingo ink to the sheer Whisper White ribbon. Add ink to create desired depth of color. Set aside to dry. You may want to do this step the night before so the ribbon can dry, or use the Heat Tool to carefully dry the ribbon.
  3. Adhere the Coastal Cabana and Graceful Glass panels to the card base. When adhering the vellum, only add SNAIL or Tombow Multi to the center – leave approx 1/2″ – 3/4″ from each edge.
  4. Stamp the birthday sentiment in Versamark on Basic Black CS. Emboss with Whisper White embossing powder. Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy to keep stray powder from sticking!
  5. Stamp the “wishing you” sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White CS. Cut out the words Wishing and You. Discard the rest.
  1. Stamp the background in stages. I followed the sample image exactly, but you can stamp however you want to create a unique background! This sample uses Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo inks.
  2. Add a strip of the dyed ribbon across – about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom.
  1. Adhere the floral panel to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  2. Add the Happy Birthday and Wishing You sentiments as shown.
  3. Add a bow to the left using a Mini Glue Dot to affix.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5 – I thoroughly enjoyed creating this card! Why the Level 3 rating? There’s lots of intermediate crafting going on – embossing, creating your own background, dyeing ribbon and working with vellum. Any one of those steps might leave a novice scratching their head in confusion, or redoing a step a few times to get it just right. This is the perfect step-up project for someone looking to move on from their basic stamping skills! So, don’t be scared – give it a try! For an even more advanced project, use this sample as a guide and come up with your own color combinations for a completely unique look!

#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!

We’ll be On the CASE again in 2 weeks!

Kick-start Your Creativity

Subscribe for for exclusive specials, updates and free tutorials & sketches

Share and Inspire Someone Today!

The Latest....

  • SHOP NOW and don't forget the host code: N6T7CMQT 
    • All orders receive 1 Pixel Point for every dollar spent with me on stampinup.com (before shipping and tax).
    • Go for 2x Pixel Points by adding the current Host Code to your order!
    • If you have an order over $150, DON'T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin' Rewards, AND earn DOUBLE Pixel Points!
    • Points can be redeemed for additional products and tutorials available HERE.
    • Learn more about the Pixel Points Program
  • If you have a product wishlist over $99 the Best Deal Ever is for you!
  • PAPER PUMPKIN - My monthly subscribers receive freebies, stamp storage, videos and Pixel Points for free tutorials and products!
  • FREEBIES!!! There's no catch - check out my Freebies Page for all sorts of downloadable resources to help take your crafting up a notch!
  • 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 and Holiday Catalog? Request your FREE copies here!

Get everything you need to make this design!

The supply list is right here! Just click a product to get started. Remember, every dollar you spend (before tax and shipping) is rewarded with Pixel Points that you can redeem for products and tutorials! The more you order, the more points you earn!
Get 2x Pixel Points when you add the Host Code to your order, or when you go over $150!

 

Here's some other projects you'll like!

 

On the CASE: Perennial Birthday

I found a chameleon in today’s CASE! Today’s CASE file caught my eye almost instantly. I was so glad that the Perennial Birthday stamp set carried over as I’d only used it with the kit (retired) that accompanied it last year.

On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season? Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons!

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.

Papercrafting Online

No matter where or when, learn from me – from home!
(bunny slippers optional!)

Shop with the Host Code

N6T7CMQT
and earn Pixel Points for free stuff!!

Get the Best Deal Ever!

Great products 20-25% off!
and
FREE SHIPPING!!

Join the Pixel Points Program

Points for
purchases, visits & comments
= free stuff!

On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season?

Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons! True, we don’t have the coordinating Color Theory products anymore, but that doesn’t leave this set crippled! In fact, I think it sets it free, allowing the maker to explore all sorts of fun color combinations and techniques!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (August 2018 -Colorful Seasons - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Colorful Seasons stamp set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #happy #life #handstamped #cherryblossom

Registered for Pixel Points? Don't forget to , then leave a comment at the end of the post to earn even more!

New here? Pixel Points are my way of rewarding this community for sharing, commenting, visiting and purchasing. And, it's not hard to do! Just  and you'll start to collect points!

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. Adhere Crumb Cake layer. Set aside
  2. Apply a watercolor wash to the watercolor paper panel using Balmy Blue ink and an Aquapainter. Set aside to dry.
  3. Add two turns of linen thread to the Soft Suede cs. Add a third piece and tie a bow.
  4. Adhere the finished Soft Suede element to the card base.
  1. Stamp the flowers (Flirty Flamingo) and stamens (Soft Suede) on a scrap of whisper white. *TIP: Each flower and stamen stamp has an “arrow” to indicate how they match up. Always stamp the arrows in the same direction. To see them more easily, add a dot of color with a Sharpie marker (see picture).
  2. Diecut the flowers. *TIP: Mark the dies with a dot to match up with the “arrows” from the stamps. Then you won’t have to guess if your dies are going the right way! (see picture).
  3. Stamp the branches (Soft Suede) and flowers (Flirty Flamingo) on the watercolor panel. *TIP: A Stamparatus is key here! You can re-stamp as many times as you need to get a clear, rich image. That can be difficult to do on Watercolor Paper, so it might take 3-4 re-stamps. Make sure your stamp pad is juicy!
  1. Stamp the sentiment on vellum. Allow drying time. *TIP: Use a heat tool on the low setting to speed up drying, otherwise it could take a while!
  2. Trim sentiment to the proper height (2″). Rip off the right edge to create the torn look. Adhere to the watercolor panel. Trim the excess from the left edge. *TIP: Use Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive on the left and right of the sentiment. Once adhered, rub over the adhesive with your fingertips to help blend in the adhesive. Once dry it will be invisible!
  3. Adhere the watercolor panel to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Adhere the diecut flowers using Mini Glue Dots.
  5. Adhere three Artisan Pearls.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – Though stunning, this card is not HARD! The key word is patience! Take time with the watercolor wash. Take time to stamp on the watercolor paper. Take time to stamp on the vellum and let it all dry! This card could seriously be a swap card where making multiples is easy breezy. Give it a try!

#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!

We’ll be On the CASE again in 2 weeks!

Kick-start Your Creativity

Subscribe for for exclusive specials, updates and free tutorials & sketches

Share and Inspire Someone Today!

The Latest....

  • SHOP NOW and don't forget the host code: N6T7CMQT 
    • All orders receive 1 Pixel Point for every dollar spent with me on stampinup.com (before shipping and tax).
    • Go for 2x Pixel Points by adding the current Host Code to your order!
    • If you have an order over $150, DON'T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin' Rewards, AND earn DOUBLE Pixel Points!
    • Points can be redeemed for additional products and tutorials available HERE.
    • Learn more about the Pixel Points Program
  • If you have a product wishlist over $99 the Best Deal Ever is for you!
  • PAPER PUMPKIN - My monthly subscribers receive freebies, stamp storage, videos and Pixel Points for free tutorials and products!
  • FREEBIES!!! There's no catch - check out my Freebies Page for all sorts of downloadable resources to help take your crafting up a notch!
  • 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 and Holiday Catalog? Request your FREE copies here!

Get everything you need to make this design!

The supply list is right here! Just click a product to get started. Remember, every dollar you spend (before tax and shipping) is rewarded with Pixel Points that you can redeem for products and tutorials! The more you order, the more points you earn!
Get 2x Pixel Points when you add the Host Code to your order, or when you go over $150!

 

Here's some other projects you'll like!

 

On the CASE: Perennial Birthday

I found a chameleon in today’s CASE! Today’s CASE file caught my eye almost instantly. I was so glad that the Perennial Birthday stamp set carried over as I’d only used it with the kit (retired) that accompanied it last year.

On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season? Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons!

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.

Papercrafting Online

No matter where or when, learn from me – from home!
(bunny slippers optional!)

Shop with the Host Code

BX3ZCRVB
and earn Pixel Points for free stuff!!

Get the Best Deal Ever!

Great products 20-25% off!
and
FREE SHIPPING!!

Join the Pixel Points Program

Points for
purchases, visits & comments
= free stuff!

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

Registered for Pixel Points? Don't forget to , then leave a comment at the end of the post to earn even more!

New here? Pixel Points are my way of rewarding this community for sharing, commenting, visiting and purchasing. And, it's not hard to do! Just  and you'll start to collect points!

Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

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!

#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!

We’ll be On the CASE again in 2 weeks!

Kick-start Your Creativity

Subscribe for for exclusive specials, updates and free tutorials & sketches

Share and Inspire Someone Today!

The Latest....

  • SHOP NOW and don't forget the host code: N6T7CMQT 
    • All orders receive 1 Pixel Point for every dollar spent with me on stampinup.com (before shipping and tax).
    • Go for 2x Pixel Points by adding the current Host Code to your order!
    • If you have an order over $150, DON'T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin' Rewards, AND earn DOUBLE Pixel Points!
    • Points can be redeemed for additional products and tutorials available HERE.
    • Learn more about the Pixel Points Program
  • If you have a product wishlist over $99 the Best Deal Ever is for you!
  • PAPER PUMPKIN - My monthly subscribers receive freebies, stamp storage, videos and Pixel Points for free tutorials and products!
  • FREEBIES!!! There's no catch - check out my Freebies Page for all sorts of downloadable resources to help take your crafting up a notch!
  • 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 and Holiday Catalog? Request your FREE copies here!

Get everything you need to make this design!

The supply list is right here! Just click a product to get started. Remember, every dollar you spend (before tax and shipping) is rewarded with Pixel Points that you can redeem for products and tutorials! The more you order, the more points you earn!
Get 2x Pixel Points when you add the Host Code to your order, or when you go over $150!

 

Here's some other projects you'll like!

 

On the CASE: Perennial Birthday

I found a chameleon in today’s CASE! Today’s CASE file caught my eye almost instantly. I was so glad that the Perennial Birthday stamp set carried over as I’d only used it with the kit (retired) that accompanied it last year.

On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season? Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons!

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.

Papercrafting Online

No matter where or when, learn from me – from home!
(bunny slippers optional!)

Shop with the Host Code

BX3ZCRVB
and earn Pixel Points for free stuff!!

Get the Best Deal Ever!

Great products 20-25% off!
and
FREE SHIPPING!!

Join the Pixel Points Program

Points for
purchases, visits & comments
= free stuff!

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

Registered for Pixel Points? Don't forget to , then leave a comment at the end of the post to earn even more!

New here? Pixel Points are my way of rewarding this community for sharing, commenting, visiting and purchasing. And, it's not hard to do! Just  and you'll start to collect points!

Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

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!

#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!

We’ll be On the CASE again in 2 weeks!

Kick-start Your Creativity

Subscribe for for exclusive specials, updates and free tutorials & sketches

Share and Inspire Someone Today!

The Latest....

  • SHOP NOW and don't forget the host code: N6T7CMQT 
    • All orders receive 1 Pixel Point for every dollar spent with me on stampinup.com (before shipping and tax).
    • Go for 2x Pixel Points by adding the current Host Code to your order!
    • If you have an order over $150, DON'T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin' Rewards, AND earn DOUBLE Pixel Points!
    • Points can be redeemed for additional products and tutorials available HERE.
    • Learn more about the Pixel Points Program
  • If you have a product wishlist over $99 the Best Deal Ever is for you!
  • PAPER PUMPKIN - My monthly subscribers receive freebies, stamp storage, videos and Pixel Points for free tutorials and products!
  • FREEBIES!!! There's no catch - check out my Freebies Page for all sorts of downloadable resources to help take your crafting up a notch!
  • 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 and Holiday Catalog? Request your FREE copies here!

Get everything you need to make this design!

The supply list is right here! Just click a product to get started. Remember, every dollar you spend (before tax and shipping) is rewarded with Pixel Points that you can redeem for products and tutorials! The more you order, the more points you earn!
Get 2x Pixel Points when you add the Host Code to your order, or when you go over $150!

 

Here's some other projects you'll like!

 

On the CASE: Perennial Birthday

I found a chameleon in today’s CASE! Today’s CASE file caught my eye almost instantly. I was so glad that the Perennial Birthday stamp set carried over as I’d only used it with the kit (retired) that accompanied it last year.

On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season? Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons!

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.

Papercrafting Online

No matter where or when, learn from me – from home!
(bunny slippers optional!)

Shop with the Host Code

K2NNX43P
and earn Pixel Points for free stuff!!

Get the Best Deal Ever!

Great products 20-25% off!
and
FREE SHIPPING!!

Join the Pixel Points Program

Points for
purchases, visits & comments
= free stuff!