It’s time for On the CASE with Ann & Nicole! Your favorite stamping sleuths are back at work continuing our quest: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs breaking down gorgeous samples, step-by-step, just for you! In “case” this is your first “On the CASE” visit, here is the scoop: Twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays, we will be CASEing a card from one of Stampin’ Up!’s current catalogs. CASE means to Copy and Share with Everyone, and that is exactly what we will be doing. We hope you enjoy the cards we CASE and the free tutorials included in our posts. Are you ready for On the CASE: The CASE of Daisy Delight? Let’s get ready to stamp!
On the CASE: The CASE of Daisy Delight
Occasions Catalog – Page 127 (set), Page 126 (card)
For today’s CASE file, I headed back to the Annual Catalog and the Daisy Delight stamp set. I always need Thank You cards, and this set has a beautiful Thank You sentiment. The font is gorgeous, don’t you agree? While there are several samples from which to choose, I opted to CASE the Pool Party card which used the Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
What a versatile layout! Think of all the different color combinations and designer papers you can use. It’s perfect for using up scraps. Stamping the sentiment on vellum allows just a hint of the pattern to peek through. As I sit here, my mind is already racing ahead to other cards I can’t wait to make. That’s the beauty of CASEing a design: they serve as inspiration to get your own creative juices flowing!
Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!
Stamps: Daisy Delight
Paper: Pool Party (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″), Whisper White (scrap to stamp small daisy), Old Olive (scraps for leaves), Vellum (1″ x 3-1/2″)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive
Other: Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits, Ruffles 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape, Touches of Nature Elements, Clear Faceted Gems, SNAIL Adhesive, Fine-tip Glue Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide
1. Score the Pool Party cardstock at 4-1/4″ to form the card base. Emboss the face of the card using the Ruffled folder.
2. Create an oval from Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper using the largest Layering Ovals thinlet. Use the pattern shown.
3. Ink the small daisy image in Daffodil Delight and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. Snip out with paper snips.
4. Ink the leaf outline image in Old Olive, and stamp onto Old Olive cardstock. Create four leaves. Snip out.
5. Ink the sentiment in Night of Navy. Stamp onto vellum. Snip the ends into a “V”. Tip: To prevent the ink from smearing on the vellum, dry it with a heat tool set on low.
6. Add a snippet of Night of Navy Washi Tape onto the card base.
7. Adhere the sentiment to the designer paper oval using the Fine-tip Glue Pen. Tip: Add a few drops behind the script for a “no-show” attachment.
8. Adhere the Touches of Nature Elements to the back of the oval as shown,using Mini Glue Dots.
Adhere the leaves and small daisy image with Mini Dimensionals.
9. Pop onto the card base with dimensionals.
10. Add three small Clear Faceted Gems for a bit of sparkle.
How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE
This is such a pretty card that is so straight-forward to create, with only a smidge of simple fussy cutting involved. What I love about this card is that you can switch out the sentiment, and easily change colors and paper for a card that can be used for all sorts of occasions. Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5
Nicole and I hope our projects today inspire you to try CASEing the catalog, too! We’ll be “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest). If we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!
Now head on over to Nicole at Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on. Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials! You will be “bubbling over” with enthusiasm with what she has created for you!
Would you like to check out the most recent Cold CASE Files? Try these:
On the CASE: The CASE of a Magical Day
On the CASE: A Case of Petal Palette
On the CASE: Beautiful Bouquet Sentiment
On the CASE: Lovely As a Tree
On the CASE: A Season to Sparkle
The CASE of A Brightly Lit Christmas
A CASE of Good Tidings
A CASE of Nature Sings
A CASE of Snowflake Sentiments
A CASE of Gourd Goodness
The CASE of the Sheltering Tree
The CASE of the Beautiful Bouquet
The CASE of the Birthday Blooms
Ready to get On this CASE? If you enjoyed On the CASE: The CASE of Daisy Delight, and would like to try your hand at creating your own CASE, the supply list is located below. Clicking on a product takes you right to my store. Be sure to use this month’s Host Code. Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code. Don’t forget, a $50 order will also qualify you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code. You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards and Sale-A-Bration items.
Remember, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time – CASE away!