On the CASE: Ribbon of Courage

Oct 18, 2017 | Encouragement Cards, On the CASE | 1 comment

On the CASE: Ribbon of Courage

Oct 18, 2017 | Encouragement Cards, On the CASE | 1 comment

Time to suit up like Sherlock – Ann and I are On the CASE again!

My partner in design details, Ann Schach, and I are on our bi-monthly quest to work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs to break down gorgeous samples, step-by-step – for you!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so I thought it was the perfect time to tackle the sample on page 97 of the 2017-18 Annual Catalog. It features the Ribbon of Courage bundle, designed by Million Dollar Achiever – Patty Bennett!

I love that we have this stamp set and coordinating framelits in the catalog – it’s about time! I hope that it sticks around for a while as it’s just the right set for any support ribbon cause. There are two different ribbon stamps – one patterned, one not. And, there’s the ribbon die, and even a miniature ribbon die. It will be easy to come up with dozens of different designs, perfect for any occasion to support someone you know!

Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Ribbon of Courage
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Blushing Bride Cardstock ( 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Fancy Foil Designer Acetate (3 3/4″ x 5″), Whisper White Cardstock (2″ x 3 1/2″), Pink Pirouette Cardstock (2″ x 3 1/2″)
Inks: Versamark, Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker, Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker
Accessories: Silver Mini Sequins Trim
Other: Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Support Ribbon Framelits, Magnetic Platform (optional), Tear & Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 Blushing Bride cardstock onto the card base.
  3. Apply a few strips of Tear & Tape to the center of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. Affix to the card base. Any Tear & Tape you might see will get covered by the sentiment layer later on.

Embossing & Coloring

  1. Wipe the Pink Pirouette piece with the Stampin’ Buddy. Stamp the ribbon image using Versamark.
  2. Apply Whisper White embossing Powder to the stamped ribbon image. Heat until melted.
  3. Color in parts of the pattern with Calypso Coral and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Markers.
  4. Diecut the ribbon. Using the Magnetic Platform will help ensure the die cuts exactly where you want.


  1. Wipe the Whisper White piece with the Stampin’ Buddy. Stamp the sentiment towards the right edge using Versamark.
  2. Apply Silver embossing Powder to the stamped sentiment. Heat until melted.
  3. Add the Mini Sequins Trim to the back with glue dots, as shown.
  4. Affix the sentiment to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Affix the ribbon to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 1.5 out of 5 – I wanted to call this one a 1 out of 5, but I just couldn’t because of the embossing, and I guess the coloring takes some time. But, really, take out the coloring, and this is a quick class card. Change the embossing to stamping, and it’s even easier! For once, I picked a deceivingly easy card!


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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2 Minutes to Finish (2M2F) – Merry Little Christmas

It’s time again for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! It never ceases to amaze me how diverse the Design Team projects end up, and how diverse the entries are. If you’re looking for a great source of inspiration, this challenge is it for sure! This time, I’m continuing to explore the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More card pack, and I have a 2 Minutes to Finish video too!

On the CASE: Merry Memories & More

Yippee!! We’re back! Ann and I are On the CASE with two new projects from Stampin’ Up! catalogs. We’re feelin’ kinda festive, so join us as we dive into the mystery. I’ve had the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More cards for a few weeks now, and they’ve just been calling my name! There’s a reason we call them Memories & More. You can do more than pocket scrapbook with these beauties! It’s my goal to work through the entire pack and make oodles of holiday cards for this year! 

VIDEO: How to Wow – Ink Dripping

I am soooo under the weather right now! I very rarely get sick, but it hit me over the weekend and I think I’m at the peak right now. Ugh! But, I did put together my project for this week’s Tic Tac Toe challenge. This week we’re featuring a board that I put together, so, I knew I had to “bring it”. 😉

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For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (October 2017 - Ribbon of Courage, Pg 97, 2017-18 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Ribbon of Courage stamp set, Support Ribbon Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate & heat embossing. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card from the 2017-18 Annual Catalog, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #supportribbon #faith #handstamped