On the CASE: Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams

Are you looking for a card of encouragement? Or maybe a graduation card? This may be the card for you! Yep, Nicole and I are back On the CASE working through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, breaking down gorgeous samples step-by-step, and providing you with free tutorials so you can CASE your own.  This week I am featuring a card created with the Follow Your Dreams bundle.  Enjoy!

Follow Your Dreams
Annual Catalog Page 54

Follow Your Dreams

I thought the Mint Macaron Follow Your Dreams card would be perfect for several occasions: a friend starting a new job, a friend unsure about what the future holds for them, someone graduating, someone who just needs a boost.  I hope you enjoy today’s CASE of this Follow Your Dreams card.

Follow Your Dreams

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

Stamps: Follow Your Dreams
Paper: Mint Macaron (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″, 5″ x 3-3/4″);  Berry Burst, Petal Pink, So Saffron (1″ x 2-1/2″);  Calypso Coral (1″ x 2-1/2″, 1-5/16″ x 5/16″); Tranquil Tide (1″ x 2-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 1-1/4″); Whisper White (2″ x 2″)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Stampin’ Write Markers®: Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Tranquil Tide
Other: Big Shot, Dream Catcher Thinlits,  Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen, SNAIL

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

1.  Score the cardstock at 4-1/4″ and crease with a bone folder to form the card base.

2.  Emboss the 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Mint Macaron cardstock with the Subtle folder.  Adhere to the card base with SNAIL adhesive.

Follow Your Dreams

3.  Create a circle in the upper left part of the 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Mint Macaron cardstock using the Filigree Circle.  Adhere to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Follow Your Dreams

4.  Die cut the feathers from Berry Burst, Caylpso Coral, Petal  Pink, So Saffron,  and Tranquil Tide;  the Filigree Circle from Whisper White; and the word “Dream” from Tranquil Tide.  Use a Stampin’ Write Marker® in the corresponding feather color to draw the barbs of the feather.

Follow Your Dreams

5.  Adhere these pieces to the card base in the positions shown.

Follow Your Dreams

6.  Selectively ink the sentiment in Calypso Coral and stamp onto Calypso Coral cardstock. Snip out the words “Follow Your”, and adhere to the card.  Ink the small Feathered Circle in Mint Macaron, and stamp as shown. Repeat this two more times for a total of three circles.

Follow Your Dreams

If you would like to step up this card, try adding a snippet of Linen Thread on the feathers…

Follow Your Dreams

and some rhinestones in the center of the smaller stamped circles.

Follow Your Dreams

Don’t you love it?

Follow Your Dreams

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Although there is a lot of die cutting to do on today’s card, the technique is easy.  There will be time invested, but the outcome is well worth it.   Difficulty Level:  3 out of 5, simply because of all the steps involved.


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!  You will be delighted with what she has in store for you!

Did you miss the last On the CASE project?  Check it out HERE.

Ready to get on this CASE?  If you enjoyed today’s easy 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.

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  1. I really LOVE these careds!!! I have a dream catcher die and some feather dies. I do things like this for my son-in-law and another family member. I’ll be using your ideas. These are really great!

  2. All three of your cards are beautiful! I’m adding the The Follow Your Dreams bundle set to my list of must haves. Smile BIG! 🙂


  3. Love the three cards. My favorite is the Mint Macaron one with the feathers and colors. Awesome!

  4. Yes I absolutely love ❤️ this card! Feathers are really popular and I am always wondering how to use them in my crafts. TFS

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