On the CASE: One Big Meaning

About a year ago, Ann and I had this great idea…

We thought it would be fun to take you on a journey through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs where we CASE the projects and give you all the details to recreate them.

It is truly amazing that we’ve been at this for a YEAR already!

I thought that in celebration, it would be fitting to share a thank you card design as a way to say “thanks” for going on this journey with us.

We are both excited to continue to bring you this featured segment on both of our blogs – hopefully for years to come!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (April 2018 - One Big Meaning - 2017-18 Annual Catalog). Featuring, One Big Meaning, Pinewood Planks DTIEF, Hearts & Stars Elements. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #thsnks #thankyou #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: One Big Meaning
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Naturally Eclectic DSP (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Soft Sky Cardstock (3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″), Naturally Eclectic DSP (4″ x 1″), Whisper White Cardstock (1 1/2″ x 4″)
Inks: Emerald Envy
Accessories: Linen Thread
Other: Big Shot, Pinewood Planks Dimensional TIEF

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. Adhere the large Naturally Eclectic DSP panel to the card base.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Emerald Envy on the Whisper White strip. Using your Stamparatus will help ensure a perfect impression!
  4. Emboss the Soft SKy panel with the Pinewood Planks DTIEF
  1. Adhere the DSP strip to the embossed Soft Sky cardstock panel.
  2. Adhere the large wood heart to the Soft Sky panel.
  3. Add Linen Thread and tie in a bow off to the left.
  1. Adhere finished panel to the card base, at an angle.
  2. Adhere sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Adhere final small woodcut hearts.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5 – Whew! I needed a quick and simple design this week – and this One Big Meaning card delivered! This was a very straightforward design – perfect to use as a demonstration card, or even as a make-and-take. The little bit of embossing, and the use of the woodcut hearts make the card look much more difficult than you’d think!

#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: Better Together

Take a break today and crack this CASE along with us! Ann and I are back with two new CASE files! I finally did up a tracking list because I couldn’t remember all the great projects we completed. Can you believe we closed 60 CASEs between the two of us? Wow! That’s a lot of step-by-step inspiration!

On the CASE: Flourishing Phrases

Can you believe that next week is already March? I thought I would On the CASE with a fun, sophisticated floral design to start thinking Spring!

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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

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On the CASE: Better Together

Take a break today and crack this CASE along with us! Ann and I are back with two new CASE files! I finally did up a tracking list because I couldn’t remember all the great projects we completed. Can you believe we closed 60 CASEs between the two of us? Wow! That’s a lot of step-by-step inspiration!

On the CASE: Flourishing Phrases

Can you believe that next week is already March? I thought I would On the CASE with a fun, sophisticated floral design to start thinking Spring!

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On the CASE: Better Together

Take a break today and crack this CASE along with us!

Ann and I are back with two new CASE files! I finally did up a tracking list because I couldn’t remember all the great projects we completed. Can you believe we closed 60 CASEs between the two of us? Wow! That’s a lot of step-by-step inspiration!

For this week’s CASE, I was looking for something quick & simple. When I heard that Better Together will be carrying-over into the 2018-19 Annual Catalog, I figured that the sample from our current catalog would be the perfect simple sample to show you how great this stamp set is!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (March 2018 - Better Together - 2017-18 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Better Together, Layering Square Framelits, Pretty Label Punch. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #bettertogether #baby #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Better Together
Paper: Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Petal Garden DSP (3″ x 4 1/2″), Petal Garden DSP strip (3/4″ x 4″), Wild Wasabi Cardstock (2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Whisper White Cardstock (2″ x 2 1/2″)
Inks: Versamark, Calypso Coral, Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker
Accessories: None
Other: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Layered Square Framelits, Big Shot, Pretty Label Punch

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Fold and burnish your pre-scored Whisper White Notecard with a bone folder.
  2. Stamp the diaper pin on Whisper White Cardstock.
  3. Add a shadow using a Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker. (I tried stamping instead, but it discolors the coral image – yuck!)
  4. Punch finished element with the Pretty Label Punch.

***NOTE: The Stamparatus makes it easy to align the sentiment on the top of the DSP. This is a really tight design, so the sentiment has to go almost all the way to the top or all of the elements won’t fit!

  1. Wipe DSP with the Embossing Buddy to remove static. Then, stamp the sentiment in Versamark.
  2. Heat emboss sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
  3. Adhere the finished panel to the card base.
  1. Diecut two Wild Wasabi scalloped squares. I used the 4th and 5th from the largest size.
  2. Cut flagged ends on either side of the DSP strip.
  3. Adhere the two scalloped squares and flag element together.
  4. Adhere square element and diaper pin element to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5 – This is a great design! AAAANNNNDDD, you can easily swap out sentiments, imagery, and DSP to make lots of the same design for different occasions. This CASE is a real winner for sure! The only word of caution is to keep that sentiment high up on the DSP. You’ll learn quick if you don’t. I guess if that happens, you could cut down to the smaller scalloped square as an adjustment and it would all work out a-ok! This is a great design for beginners who are learning how to use core tools like the Big Shot, Heat Tool, punches, and even a little bit of coloring work.

#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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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. Weellll…..

On the CASE: Better Together

Take a break today and crack this CASE along with us! Ann and I are back with two new CASE files! I finally did up a tracking list because I couldn’t remember all the great projects we completed. Can you believe we closed 60 CASEs between the two of us? Wow! That’s a lot of step-by-step inspiration!

On the CASE: Flourishing Phrases

Can you believe that next week is already March? I thought I would On the CASE with a fun, sophisticated floral design to start thinking Spring!

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On the CASE: Flourishing Phrases

Can you believe that next week is already March? I thought I would On the CASE with a fun, sophisticated floral design to start thinking Spring!

Ann and I are racking up quite a big CASE file! So much that I had to create a reference for myself to keep from picking a duplicate project! That’s when I realized that I hadn’t gotten to the beauty I picked for this week. I knew that there would be a few things to figure out, but I think I cracked the CASE cold 😉

Though this project looks like it should be a 5/5 in difficulty, you’ll see that once it’s broken down, great results are easy to achieve! Another thing to keep in mind is that Flourishing Phrases has a lot of great sentiments. If you don’t need a thank you card, this design would work perfectly for any of the other sentiments (from sympathy to wedding) that are a part of the stamp set!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (February 2018 - Flourishing Phrases - 2017-18 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Flourishing Phrases, Flourish Thinlits, gold glimmer paper. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #flourishing phrases #thankyou #handstamped

Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Striped Treat Bag (4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″), Shimmery White Cardstock (4 5/8″ x 3 1/8″, 2″ x 2″), Gold Glimmer Paper (1″ x 5 1/2″)
Inks: Versamark, Melon Mambo Classic Ink
Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Faceted Gems
Other: Big Shot, Flourishes Thinlits, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool, Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Embossing Buddy

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Cut down a Striped Treat Bag to 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.
  2. Stamp flower, leaves and sentiment on 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ Shimmery White Cardstock in Versamark ink. Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy first to remove any static!
  3. Apply White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set the powder with your Heat Tool.
  1. Using an aqua painter and Melon Mambo Classic Ink, apply a light wash on the stamped panel. Wait for the layer to dry, or use the Heat Tool to speed it up.
  2. Add additional layers of watercoloring around various elements to add depth and darkness. Dry completely.
  3. Use the Versamark Refill to apply some random dots on the stamped panel. Use gold embossing powder and heat set. (I’m sure there’s another way to do this, but I just couldn’t figure it out! I was considering the Gold Wink of Stella, but that’s not a current product in this year’s catalog…)
  4. Add Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to the back of the 2″ x 2″ Shimmery White Cardstock, and the Gold Glimmer Paper. DIecut the trellis, small flower and larger flower images as shown.
  1. Adhere the Striped Treat Bag layer and the stamped layer together. Cut the trellis diecut to size and affix to finished panel.
  2. Adhere small flower to large flower. Add Gold Metallic Thread loops to the back of the flower element.
  3. Adhere flower element to card base. Add small Gold Faceted Gem to center of small flower.
  4. Adhere finished panel to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5 – The hardest part of this project is the watercoloring. I tried the Watercolor Pencils (twice) and wasn’t happy with my results, so I went to the Aqua Painter. After finishing the project, and now seeing my version side-by-side with the catalog image, I’m pretty sure I should have used watercolor paper instead of Shimmery White cardstock. BUT – it still works! Everything else is straight-forward stamping, embossing and die-cutting. I loved the use of the Treat Bag for a background paper – genius!

#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: 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. Weellll…..

On the CASE: Better Together

Take a break today and crack this CASE along with us! Ann and I are back with two new CASE files! I finally did up a tracking list because I couldn’t remember all the great projects we completed. Can you believe we closed 60 CASEs between the two of us? Wow! That’s a lot of step-by-step inspiration!

On the CASE: Flourishing Phrases

Can you believe that next week is already March? I thought I would On the CASE with a fun, sophisticated floral design to start thinking Spring!

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On the CASE: Bubble Over

Seems like forever, but it was only an extra week… we’re back On the CASE with two new projects, dissected just for you!

Ann and I are working hot and heavy on another joint-venture with a third Demonstrator (Beth McCullough) – so, I feel like we’ve been attached at the virtual hip the last few days as we prepare for the launch (more about that later).  Needless to say, Ann got us both turned upside down for a few hours, thinking that our CASE files weren’t due until next week! But, we got it all straightened out, and here we are!

Ann is back in the Annual Catalog this week, while I continue to investigate the Occasions Catalog. This time I’m diving into a super fun card with a super fun bundle – the Bubble Over bundle. It’s a fun “anyone” set – but, I especially like that it will work well for kids and masculine cards too!

Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Bubble Over Bundle (Bubble Over stamp set, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits)
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (3 1/2″ x7″), Basic Black Cardstock (3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″), Whisper White Cardstock (4″ x 1 1/2″), Silver Foil Paper (4″ x 4″), scraps of Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral & Lemon Lime Twist Cardstocks.
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime twist, Tranquil Tide
Accessories: Gold Metallic Thread
Other: Big Shot, Bottles & Bubbles Dies, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Fringe Scissors

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Score your card base at 3 1/2″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
  2. Adhere the black (3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″) panel to the card base.
  3. Diecut nine bottlecaps from the Silver Foil Sheet.
  4. Start adhering bottlecaps to the card base. Start with the four corners. Then, add in the rest around the edges – equally spaced. Finally, add in the center bottlecap.
  1. Stamp the bottlecap centers on Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstocks as shown. Punch out stamped images with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.
  2. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White cardstock. Diecut sentiment with smaller label die.
  3. Create your own paper ribbon with a 3/4″ strip of Lemon Lime twist. Score down the center, then use fringe scissors on either side of the score line – being careful not to cut across the score.
  4. Assemble sentiment with a piece of the paper ribbon and Gold Metallic Thread.
  5. Adhere bottlecap images, and assembled sentiment to card base.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – There’s not a lot of steps – just a lot of stamping, and diecutting! I wish there were two bottlecaps in the die set as that would have made cutting out nine bottlecaps go a lot quicker. But, they’re just so stunning in person! Not only does the die cut, but it embosses leaving a lovely, realistic bottlecap look. You’re going to love it! I was disappointed that it’s not a true 3x3 size, so it doesn’t pair with our 3x3 envelopes. If you wanted an envelope, you’d have to make one with the Envelope Punch Board.

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