Just in CASE Suite Sayings

Its Thursday's Just in CASE Series.

Alison and I both CASE a card and share it each Thursday.  One of the fun parts for us is we don't know until you do which card each other has cased. 

CASEing COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING is when you pick out a card and either copy it exactly or change up the stamp set or colors or maybe even both,  but if you go too far you are then creating your very own card and just are inspired by the card or project you started to CASE. 

The More you CASE the more you learn to be creative so there is nothing wrong with CASEing!

Just in CASE  Suite Sayings stamp set by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor.com -horz
Left: Stampin' Up! Card page 104 Right: My CASE

Today's card is and exact case and can be found on page 104 of the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  There are so many great stamping ideas in the catalog that it is not only a book of the products available to you, but also a great tool for inspiration. 

My colors might be a bit different than the sample.  It is hard to tell as photography lighting can be so different from picture to picture.  And remember Stampin' Up! has professional photographers and cameras.

Just in Case 104 Suite Sayings stamp set by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor.com 2

The sample in the catalog is to show case the sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  I love the variety of fonts used in this set and also how many occasions the sentiments cover.  

Today's card is going to a very special person in my life our Daughter Danielle she turns 36 today.  She is the most amazing daughter, wife and mother to her 4 wonderful children.  Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Suite Sayings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

This stamp set was first featured last winter in the Occasions Catalog and I am so glad it came out in the Annual catalog with the great versatility of this set.

Flower Patch Stamp Set by Stampin Up

The flower stamp set used in the card is from Flower Patch stamp set on page 150.

Flower Fair Framelits by Stampin Up
It has a coordinating framelit called Flower Fair.  We all love the framelits and punches so there is no fussy cutting.  For this card I cut out the Flower and one of the leaves to give it a bit more dimension.

Just in CASE Suite Sayings & Flower Patch stamp set by Stampin Up

The color palette for today's card was...

  • Melon Mambo for the large cutout flower
  • Pink Pirouette for the small flowers
  • Old Olive for the leaves (the solid part is off stamped once).
  • Smoky Slate for the sentiment
  • Old Olive Bakers Twine

  Stampin Up Color Palette

Hop on over to Alison's  blog and see what she CASED today!


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Color Your World International Blog Hop
Lovely as a Tree

Today's is the day for a trip around the world!  It is the 3rd Tuesday which means it is Color Your World International Blog Hop.  Featuring amazing Top Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world sharing their hand stamped project using Stampin' Up! paper crafting products and a special color palette.

Today's Color Palette is...

Color Your World International Blog Hop September

We have the blessing of living on a lake and I never take it for granted.  Most often people think of sunsets, but something that is often not mentioned is Sunrises.

Sunrise over Lake Henry Minnesota

We have some of the most amazing sunrises and when I saw this one the other morning I thought of our color palette and it inspired me to create a sunrise card using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. 

Color Your World International Blog Hop Lovely as a Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up! 2

Of all the cards I send I am most grateful for a hand stamped card to send when someone passes.  It just seems more personal and filled with more love.  Our lives have been touched with more loss the past few years.  Maybe that is a sign of ageing.  Like a sunrise giving us a new day, death is also new day and is very bitter sweet.  

Color Your World International Blog Hop Lovely as a Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up! 3

Brief Description:

I used four of the 5 colors in the palette today Elegant Eggplant, Peekaboo Peach, Perfect Plum and Pink Pirouette.  

  • The card base is Elegant Eggplant paper (4 1/4" x 11" or you can make your base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2").
  • The mat is the Peekaboo Peach paper (3 3/4" x  5").
  • I stamped the row of trees & sentiment in Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink on a piece of (3 1/2" x 4 3/4") Very Vanilla Cardstock.
  • Then I sponged in this order from bottom to top: Pink Pirouette, Peekaboo Peach, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant Classic Inks to create the sunrise. 
  • Tied a Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon between the trees and sentiment.
  • Then I attached three sequins I pulled off my string of Blushing Bride Sequins using glue dots.

Color Your World International Blog Hop Lovely as a Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up! 4

Final touch is I added some Wink of Stella to give the sunrise some glimmer.  

I hope you are enjoying the Color Your World Blog Hop...

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If you get lost you can just click on the links below.

Alison Solven - Canada

Alisa Tilsner - Australia

Patsy Waggoner  -USA  You are here at my blog now!

Sophie Prestrelle - France

Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand

Sam Hammond - UK

Barbara Meyer - Austria 

For blogs in another language it is easy to click translation usually found in the sidebar of the blog to switch to English



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Sunday Sketches SS006 - Merry Mice Stamp Set

Welcome to Sunday Sketches SSOO6 by Stamps to Die For. Each Sunday I post a card sketch along with a card I created using the sketch.  Sketches often help get my creativity fired up.

Sunday Sketches SS006 by Stamps to Die For

Sketch Measurements:

  • Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Matt: 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Stip: 1/2" x 4"
  • Horizontal Strip: 2" x 5 1/4"
  • Square: 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Scallop Square: 3" x 3"


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Let your imagination run wild! 

Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal. 

Sunday Sketches SS006 Stampin Up Merry Mice Stamp Set Christmas Card www.stampstodiefor.com

Yesterday I shared  my love of little mice creatures!  Isn't he the cutest little mouse!  

Sunday Sketches SS006 Merry Mice stamp set by Stampin Up

Measurements & Instructions for the Card:

  • Card Base is Crumb Cake Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Next layer 4" x 5 1/4" is Crumb Cake Cardstock embossed using the Big Shot & the Holly Embossing Folder and adhere to the card front with dimensionals.
  • The Gold Glimmer Paper strip is 1/2" x 4"
  • The striped pattern paper is from The Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I love this paper as it is about copy paper weight and you get 24 sheets for $13.00.  It is great for layering and also for making envelopes to coordinate with your card.
  • The scallop square was cut out of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock using the Big Shot and the Layering Squares Framelits
  • The Very Vanilla was also cut out using the Layering Squares Framelits.
  • The mouse and sentiment are stamped with Basic Black ink and colored with a Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker.  I am excited to tell you that you can purchase these two markers together (without the entire marker set) in the Holiday Catalog on page 13.  Typically the markers are not sold individually but they have offered a couple of sets in the Holiday Catalog. 
  • The Christmas Tree is from the Peaceful Pines stamp set and the tree and star are cut out using the Perfect Pines Framelits.  I tucked a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper behind the tree to create Christmas bulbs. 

I hope you are enjoying the Sunday Sketches Series.  Have a great week!

Border Buddy Saturday - 12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 2

Hello Stampers,

Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here and it is our 2nd week of the 12 weeks of Christmas.

Mice, while I don't want them residing in my house, I have always thought they were cute.  When I was engaged to Tom I purchase a little mouse and groom Christmas ornaments  and wanted to put them on my wedding cake.  My mom didn't think that was such a good idea since Tom's Mom was making the cake and my Mom didn't want to offend her. 

After 40+ years of knowing my Mother-in-law (who by the way is the greatest, not only did I hit the jackpot for a husband I got a terrific MIL to boot) I know she would have thought it was cute.

I still have those little mice ornaments and hang them on the Christmas Tree every year and treasure them.  I will try to remember to take a picture when I decorate the tree this year and share them with you.  Well back to my real point...

When I saw this stamp set I KNEW I had to have it.  After all it is filled with the cutest little mice you ever did see.

Stampin Up Merry Mice Stamp Set Merry Christmas Card www.stampstodiefor.com

This little row of creatures all ready to decorate the tree is one of the three different mice stamps in the set.  I stamped these little guys with Stazon Black Ink.  Then I squeezed the lid of my ink pad, opened it up and took a blender pen and started to color, always leaving a touch of white for dimension.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler and the patterned paper is from This Christmas Specialty Paper in the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  It is a little more light weight than our regular patterned paper so really great for making coordinating envelopes.  The little stars are cut out with the star from the Perfect Pines Framelits and Gold Glimmer Paper.

Stampin Up Merry Mice Stamp Set Christmas Card - no coloring www.stampstodiefor.com

Now I know you aren't always in the mood to color and you might think you need to, but you don't.  Simply stamp these fun mice on colored cardstock and you are good to go.

The bottom of the Crumb Cake paper is punched with the Confetti Star Border Punch and I tucked some Silver Glimmer Paper on the backside with it peeking through the front. 

Stampin Up Merry Mice Stamp Set - Border Buddies FREE PDF Card Tutorial 2 www.stampstodiefor.com
Here again I didn't color the entire mouse just highlighted the Christmas bulb with Real Red Stampin' Write Marker making this a quick and easy, clean and simple card to make for sending out this Holiday Season. 

This is one of the cards that is featured in the October Border Buddies PDF Card Tutorial.  Each month we feature 2 stamp sets with 4 cards from each set. 

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