Sunday, February 17, 2013

"By the Tide" - CASE

Ever heard the term "CASEing"?  
It's stands for "Copy And Share Everything"
CASEing is something you'll find in paper crafting quite often.  It's an easy way to come up with a project quickly.  Guess what??  There's more than one way to CASE.  Yes indeedy...  You can copy exactly or you can take the general design, stamp set or maybe the color scheme and make something of your own.
**NOTE:  Let me add a disclaimer here...I've CASEd and I've been CASEd and giving "credit" to the original artist is ALWAYS the right thing to do when at all possible**

I received a gorgeous card as a swap when I was at SU! Leadership and I knew I wanted to recreate it in some way or another.  
First, I'll show you the original card. 
 It was created by a very talented stamper by the name of Becky Morris.  I love her work!


I love the colors....Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Very Vanilla 
and Cajun Craze
So....here's what I came up with....  It's a "pocket" card made with a Very Vanilla envelope...

Start by sealing the envelope shut.  Then you'll cut off 1/4" from the left side.  This creates the pocket.  Then I used the "By the Tide" stamp set to make a collage on the front of the envelope.  The "Thanks So Much" greeting is from the "Oh, Hello" stamp set.



Then I used a piece of Very Vanilla to stamp the inside of the card, leaving room to write a message.  It's then layered on a slightly larger piece of Baja Breeze and then an even larger piece of Cajun Craze. An added 1 1/4" circle makes the perfect "pull tab" for the top with  a piece of Baker's Twine.
So I hope this will inspire you to find something fun to CASE and stretch your imagination a little.  
It's really a fun way to create.

Here are the images in the "By the Tide" stamp set...  It's one of the sets in the Spring Catalog...
"By the Tide" - Wood Mount #129117    Clear Mount #129120

And here are the images in the "Oh, Hello" stamp set...also in the Spring Catalog...

"Oh, Hello" - Wood Mount #130730    Clear Mount #130733
To see these and SO much more just CLICK HERE and click on the Spring Catalog PDF.

Wishing you a wonderful President's Day...

2 comments:

  1. Love your By the Tide cards, will have to add them to my file of cards to case, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I totally LOVE that you made a pocket card from a sealed envelope! Thank you so much for sharing.

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