On the CASE: Sheltering Tree

Aug 1, 2018 | Gratitude, Thank You & Thanksgiving Cards, On the CASE | 1 comment

On the CASE: Sheltering Tree

Aug 1, 2018 | Gratitude, Thank You & Thanksgiving Cards, On the CASE | 1 comment

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 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!


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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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