On the CASE: Better Together

Mar 14, 2018 | Baby Cards | 0 comments

On the CASE: Better Together

Mar 14, 2018 | Baby Cards | 0 comments

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.

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

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