It's #CaseingTuesday and, staying true to my Thank You Card theme, I've created a card using the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and a sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set found in the annual catalog. I added a few more layers than the original sketch, and change the square for a few layered circles (1 3/4", 2", and Starbust Punches), but the basic design is the same. A few basic layers and a single stamp makes this #SimpleStamping indeed!
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Use the sketch to plan out your card. You can change a lot, a little, or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday187.
Talk about a stamping weekend! Friday night, I drove 2 hours to stamp with a new group of ladies. We had a blast stamping and assembling the Made to Bloom Card Kit. This all-inclusive kit is perfect for beginning stampers and is even prettier in person! We had so much fun stamping, laughing, and sharing that we're getting together again in March & May!
Then, on Saturday, I spent the morning cutting more packets for Sunday's Sweet & Simple Class! I had several last minute RSVP's and you know I can't say no to anyone who wants to come stamp with me!
I did take a break Sunday afternoon when my parents and I went to lunch and attended Cirque du Soleil's Cortero. It was a great show and a completely different stage than I'd seen with Cirque before. As always, it was extremely disappointing when it was over. But I got pretty excited Saturday night when someone from Cirque liked a photo on my Instagram account!
Sunday night, I was back at it, cutting paper for Sunday night's Stamping Bee Team Meeting! This meeting was extra special because Tanner Smedly from the Stampin' Up! home office came to visit! Oh my goodness...everyone was so excited. Tanner was amazing - gracious, friendly, and answered everyone's questions and took suggestions with good natured patience. We had a great meal with a nice Asian Chicken salad, lots of fruit, French Bread, and two yummy home made desserts. And...we did a little Stamping It was a jam packed evening and once everyone left, and I got the food put away and the kitchen cleaned, I sat by the fireplace and watched Victoria on PBS.
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This week, I'll be showcasing butterflies! There are several in the the Occasions catalog and I'm just loving them all! Today's card was my featured swap card for the Stamping Bee Team Meeting yesterday. It's another very good example of #SimpleStamping.
Base: Whisper White Thick cardstock, 4 1/4" x 11
Layer 1: Highland Heather, 2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
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I love large sentiments! When you need a Sweet & Simple Card, there is nothing better than a quick stamp and some designer series paper. Take this card for instance...Valentine's, anniversary, or just becauseLife is Grand because of you! With just a few quick snips and a little ink, you've got a beautiful card in no time flat.
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Base: Whisper White, 4 1/4" x 11"
Layer 1: Lovely Lipstick, 3 7/8" x 3 1/2"
Layer 2: All My Love Designer Series Paper, 3 3/4" x 3 3/8"
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Happy CASE-ing Tuesday! It's a glorious morning...Life is Grand, in fact! My dogs have not slept well in weeks, which means, I haven't slept well in weeks! And last night, they slept for 7 full hours! All I know is I haven't slept that well since the Lad went back to the mountains after Christmas. And boy did I need it!
I've spent the last few days deep in preparation for this Sunday's Sweet & Simple Class, as well as for my Stamping Bee Team Meeting. It's going to a packed house, too, for both events. And we have a special guest coming from the Stampin' Up! home office. It's going to be such a great day and I've worked really hard to make the cards extra special.
I've been using the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper for both events. If you had asked me at November's Onstage what I thought of this paper, I would have told you I probably wouldn't use much of it. The patterns are bold and the colors too bright for me. But you know what? It's my GO TO designer series paper now. It's a far cry from my usual softer, more subtle colors, but I like it! It it was the first thing I grabbed for this week's #CaseingTuesday185 Challenge. Add a splash of color and a sentiment from the Life is Grand Stamp Set and you've got a WOW card that's a perfect example of #SimpleStamping.
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
Use the sketch to plan out your card. You can change a lot, a little, or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday185.
Today's Tutorial Sketch and Products
To get a card base of 4 1/4" x 4 1/4", you will need a piece of cardstock that measures 8 1/2" x 4 1/4, scored at 4 1/4".
Life is Grand! My son was home this weekend. And while there was some car trouble with 3 trips to Advance Auto, there was also homemade blueberry muffins, a lunch at Tijuana Flats, and s quick dinner of tomato & basil ziti. He left my house at 8 pm, with a 3 hour drive up to the mountains in a 'new' used truck that he's only driven 10 miles max. Needless to say, I'm not sleeping until I hear that he got home safely.
This week, we're going to talk about Distinktive Stamps, specifically the Life is Grand Stamp Set. These dinstinktive stamps are great fun. They give the illusion of multi-step stamping with just one stamp. I really do like how quickly you can craft with these stamps. No trying to figure out which stamps to use first, or unmounting and remounting stamps to create multi-step projects. You just need one block and one stamp. Truly amazing!
Watch with me this week as I craft and design with the Life is Grand Stamp Set. Just one more example of #SimpleStamping.
Base: Night of Navy, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Layer 1: Balmy Blue, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, 5" x 2 1/2"
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