On the CASE: Hold on to Hope

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Nicole and I are back On the CASE. Our mission: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, and break down gorgeous samples step-by-step, just for you! 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.  Let’s get stampin’!

On the CASE: Hold on to Hope
A Baptism Card
Occasion Catalog Page 27


The baptism card created with the Hold on to Hope set is a beautiful card, rich with texture.  The Calypso Coral designer paper and Pool Party cardstock are stunning against the Whisper White.  The catalog sample is a little smaller than the one I created.  Mine is 4″ x 4″.   I hope you enjoy today’s CASE.


Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Hold on to Hope Bundle – includes Cross of Hope Framelits Dies
Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock (4″ x 8″, scrap), Pool Party Cardstock (scrap), Petal Garden Designer Series Paper (2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″)
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Calypso Coral
Other: Big Shot,  Layering Squares Framelits, Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver Baker’s Twine, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

  1.  Score the Whisper White cardstock at 4″ to form the card base.  Emboss the front with the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.


2.  Using the largest scalloped Layering Squares Framelits, cut a square of Pool Party cardstock.


3.  Stamp the flowers and vine image in Calypso Coral.


4.  Stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Adhere to the Pool Party scalloped square.


5.  Die cut two crosses:  one from Whisper White and one from Pool Party.


Insert the Pool Party middle into the Whisper White outline.  Adhere to the sentiment panel as shown.

6.  Wrap Silver Baker’s Twine around the card twice, and tie in a bow on the left side.  Adhere the sentiment panel to the card base with dimensionals.  Embellish with a single rhinestone in the center of the cross.


How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Nothing tricky here! It’s a fun card to create, and I hope you will give it a try!   Difficulty Level:  2 out of 5, only because it takes a little time to do the embossing and die cutting.


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!

On the CASE: Picnic with YouNow 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!  What she has CASED is a cutie patootie card for sure!

Would you like to check out the most recent Cold CASE Files?  Try these:

On the CASE: Remarkable You
On the CASE: Picnic with You
On the CASE: The CASE of Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts
On the CASE: The CASE of Daisy Delight
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 today’s card, 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.   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.


As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…


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