Do you sometimes find yourself in a creative block and in need of some inspiration? I think it happens to all of us at one time or another! That’s when I search Pinterest for something that catches my eye. Then, I CASE it! “CASE” is often referred to as Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Share with Everyone or Copy And Selectively Edit. I find I do more of the latter. When I’m creating I often try different versions and sometimes, by the time I’m done, it ends up totally different than my inspiration. Sometimes you just need a place to start to get your mojo back.
Here’s what you can do if you need a dose of inspiration:
Choose one aspect of your chosen inspiration piece, and copy it on a new project.
- Copy the layout
- Copy the color scheme
- Copy the technique
My cards today were inspired by my upline, Mary Fish. Here’s her card:
I was drawn to the simple layout design as well as the Designer Series Paper. (I love polka dots!!!) Mary created her beautiful card using Misty Moonlight (which I love!) but I decided to give the 2019-2021 In Colors some love! I substituted the Butterfly Gems for the heart. I also decided to change the layout from vertical to horizontal and rather than layer the whole piece of DSP, I just added strips along the sides and repeated that on my coordinating envelopes. Here’s a closer look at each of my cards.
I thought this would make a great gift set of all occasion cards. All 5 cards & envelopes fit easily into a Stampin’ Up! acetate card box. I just wrapped some In Color Scalloped Linen Ribbon around my box and my gift set was complete! *Just put the card on top for the reason you are giving it to the recipient (thank you, birthday, etc.). Quick & Simple!
Here’s the card measurements:
Card Base (Thick Whisper White): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Designer Series Paper (2019-2021 In Color 6 x 6 Assortment): 3 x 4 1/4, 3/4 x 4 3/8
In Color Cardstock: 3 x 3 to cut die, 2 strips 1/2 x 4 1/2, 1 strip 1/2 x 4 3/8 (envelope)
Whisper White: 1″ x various lengths – punch ends with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch
Supplies for today’s projects:
Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers, Seaside Notions, Healing Hugs Papers: 2019-2021 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortment, Thick Whisper White, Rocco Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Whisper White Inks: Rocco Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, Highland Heather Accessories: Painted Labels Dies, Lovely Labels Pick A Punch, Butterfly Gems, Acetate Card Box, In Color Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Need Some “CASE” Inspiration? Visit My Gallery HERE.
Be sure to check out my Just Stampin’ Rewards below! I am offering a special Buy One, Get One ($ for $) when you shop with me in August! I have been cleaning out my retired products and hope to find new crafting homes for these items. After you place an online order with me in August, you can choose retired products valued up to the amount of your purchase (before tax, Shipping & Handling). You will get these items FREE…you just pay the shipping cost for me to send them to you. Check out my Retired Products HERE. I am continuing to update as products are claimed and I clean out. Email me your list and I will let you know the shipping cost. *Priority will be given based on when the online order was received.
Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!
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The NEW Stampin’ Up! store has so many great features!
Here are some key features of our beautiful, new online store:
- Designed to work seamlessly on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones
- New and improved store navigation
- Larger imagery (LOVE THIS!)
- New sorting and filtering options allowing you to find things more easily
- Inventory status information so you can make an informed purchase decision
- Create and share up to 10 personalized wish lists
- New ‘Quick Shop’ feature makes it easy to add items to your cart
- Simplified checkout process
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- At check out, there will be a section to enter your coupon code. It’s easiest to copy and paste from your email right into that box.
- Enter as many coupons per order as you wish. Each one will take $5 off your net total.
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I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in August:
- Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
- BOGO ($ for $) Choose items for FREE from my Retired List HERE up to the amount of your online purchase (before tax, shipping & handling). You just pay the shipping cost for me to send them to you. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: XE6X4DFG
- Free tutorials and more with purchase. *See list below.
Exclusive Tutorials FREE with Purchase (*In addition to rewards above! Please remember to add the host code!)
- Celebrate Sunflowers – Get 3 exclusive tutorial with the purchase of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
- Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
- Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
- Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
- So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
- Peaceful Poppies – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
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