What is “CASE-ing”?
It is an acronym meaning to “Copy and Share Everything” or “Copy and Selectively Edit”.
In the world of paper crafting, there is no shame in copying. In fact, Stampin’ Up! encourages it for inspiration to pull out your craft supplies and create something special.
As the card designer, you can copy a project exactly or you can change some of the elements to adapt it. For instance, you could substitute a different stamp set, use different colors of inks and cardstock, change the layout (portrait or landscape orientation) or relocate images (from bottom-right to top-left). You have a choice of copying a design exactly as shown or changing it up a bit with different colors, textures and embellishments. You could even decide to turn a card design into a framed art piece!
Today, I am casing the card above which was designed by one of my best Demonstrator Friends, Ann Murray. She created a card using the Peaceful Poppies Product Suite and adding a sentiment from the Friend Like You stamp set, the splatters from Artisan Textures stamp set and the sprigs from the Botanical Tags dies. Her card uses Coastal Cabana ink and Memento Ink, whisper white solid bakers twine and Black embossing powder. When I saw it, I knew that I had to CASE it.
You probably have a friend like Ann, so without further ado… here is the card that I “cased” using Ann’s card as inspiration.
When I looked at Ann’s lovely card, I realized that I needed to make some substitutions for stamp sets and dies that I did not own. I also realized that Peaceful Poppies product suite had everything I needed to create a similar card, including the splatter images. Working with Lovely Lipstick ink and Tuxedo Black Memento ink, I created two large poppies and two small poppies using Painted Poppies stamp set and then die cut them using Painted Label Dies. I die cut two small poppies, two leafy stems and several floral stamens using the Poppy Moments dies. Using Whisper White panel, I added some Lovely Lipstick splatters and created a cluster of poppy images and dies. I decided to add three sprig punches using the Sprig Punch to complete my cluster. The Peaceful Moments stamp set had the perfect sentiment to honor my friend, Ann.
So you are probably wondering who is Ann Murray. I met Ann Muray at OnStage Milwaulkee two years ago and we instantly became close friends. We share craft ideas. We inspire each other in our Stampin’ Up businesses. We talk about things important in our lifes – like friends and family. In other words, we share from the heart like the best of friends. A typical phone call lasts a couple of hours. LOL! Under other circumstances, I probably would never have met Ann (who lives in Illinois) but Stampin’ Up brought us together at a convention. And, I am forever grateful to have found her as a friend.
You will probably see more sharing of Ann’s creative endeavors as we are planning some collaborations in the future. In the meantime, if you can follow Ann’s blog for more inspiration.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes for CASE-ing fabulous designs!