On the CASE: Botanical Bliss Friendship Card

friendship card

Nicole and I are back On the CASE. Our mission: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, breaking down gorgeous samples step-by-step, just for you! CASE means to Copy and Share with Everyone, and that is exactly what we do. We hope you enjoy the cards we CASE and the free tutorials included in our posts.  Today’s edition features a CASE of Botanical Bliss’s elegant friendship card.

Botanical Bliss
Friendship Card
Annual Catalog Page 20

friendship card

Botanical Bliss was one of the first bundles I placed on my Annual Catalog Wish List, and one of the first ones I purchased. There were  two reasons why.  One reason was the “friend” sentiment which was included in the set.  The gorgeous tags which could be created with the Botanical Tags Thinlets were the second reason.  This elegant friendship card features both the sentiment and one of the thinlit die cuts.  Enjoy!

friendship card

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

Stamps: Botanical Bliss (Bundle includes Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies)
Paper:  Soft Sea Foam Cardstock (Two pieces: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″),  Whisper White Cardstock (3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″), Gold Glimmer Paper (scraps), Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″), Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack (4″ x 6″), Whisper White Large Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Ink: Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark
Other:  Big Shot, Botanical Tags Thinlits dies,  Stitched Shapes Framelits,  Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Banner Triple Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

1.  Ink the flower image from Botanical Bliss with Mint Macaron, and stamp off once. Randomly stamp onto the lower left side of the 4″ x 6″ Mint Macaron Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card.  Repeat several  times on the lower left and upper right side of the card.

Adhere to the front of a 4″ x 6″ Whisper White Memories and More card base.

friendship card

2.  Use the Banner Triple Punch to create a banner from the designer paper.  Adhere to the card base as shown using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

friendship card

3.  Use an Embossing Buddy to dust a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Ink the vine image with VersaMark, and heat emboss with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Stamp the “friend” sentiment in Tranquil Tide.  Die cut out using the second largest Oval Stitched Shapes framelit.

friendship card
4.  Die cut two Gold Glimmer Paper vines.

friendship card

5. Die cut two Soft Sea Foam flowers.

friendship card

6.  Adhere the flowers and vines as shown.  Add the oval, popping it up on dimensionals.

friendshhip card

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Today’s card involves heat embossing, die cutting, and stamping off.  None of these techniques are difficult…merely time consuming.   Difficulty Level:  3 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!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 fabulous…and you will be delighted!

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…


Price: $110.00


  1. Ann, I always overlook so many samples in the catalog and I just love this color combination! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ann I just love the color green and the shades of green out there. You’ve combined some that really pack a punch! Love the look of this card and the touch of bling is perfect! Hugs.

  3. A beautiful card! Love the design and the colors that you used. Hope your having a wonderful 4th of July. Smile BIG! 🙂

    Mary from NH

  4. Love this CASE! I didn’t realize that the dies had an extra piece to cut the flower out from the corner – very cool! I had to fussy-cut the flowers from my design for today (fortunately they’re hidden by the sentiment so it doesn’t have to be perfect). Happy 4th, my friend!


    Very pretty! Mint Macaroon & Tranquil Tide really go well together. Of course the gold accents add just the touch. I really like this set too. TFS I enjoy this on the case series too.

  6. I just ordered this set yesterday and can’t wait for it to get here to make this card! Thank you for the great directions. I love your On the CASE series and so appreciate your generosity in sharing with us. Happy Fourth!

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