Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, September 10, 2012

CASE it!

I have had a lot of customers tell me that they love coming to my Stamp Camps because they aren't creative enough to come up with any ideas on their own.  Well, our catalogs are the best places to get ideas when you are stuck on what to do!  I found a card that I loved on pg. 11 of our Annual Catalog and wanted to use the sketch with the color challenge from Stampin' Royalty and the theme challenge from Just Add Ink to add polka dots to your project.

I have heard a lot of different meanings for CASE, but to me it means Copy And Share Everything.  For my card, I copied the basic sketch.  I also used the First Edition Specialty rosette because I have been addicted to making those lately!  They are so easy now that we have the Silicone Craft Sheet in the Holiday Catalog to assemble them on. 
For the background, I stamped the Distressed Dots Background Stamp then took the ink pad and rubbed it around the edges of the card base.  Make sure you are careful when you do this so you don't tear the ink pad foam with the edge of the card.  Delightful Decorations is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets because it has an ornament punch that coordinates with it.  I wanted a little bit of color to separate the ornament from the rosette so I punched out a scallop circle of Pool Party to peak out from behind it.  The Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch were the perfect final touches on my card.  See how easy it is to make your own card by CASEing?  Yes, I used elements from another card, but I still feel like it is MY card because of all of the changes I made!
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations, Distressed Dots Background Stamp
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Tools: Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Simply Scored, Ornament Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
Accessories:  First Edition Specialty DSP, Dimensionals


  1. This is beautiful, Shana! I really love the distressed dots background; something I wouldn't have thought to pair with the ornament, but it looks great. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week :)

  2. Fab Christmas card! I love the chocolate and blue colour combo.

    JAI Design Team

  3. Gorgeous the rosette/ornament combo! Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week!

  4. I love these colors for Christmas!! Another wonderful card!!