Have you at all paid attention to the fab new online collection of photos of just about everything called, "Pinterest"? I certainly have, BUT I have to tell you I simply do not have the time to be an active participant in the group. So you won't find much of me on there. My time is filled so much with my current online groups, my own paper crafting and classes, and volunteer work not involving stamping (oops – as I write this I'm late for a meeting. Eeek!! BRB!).
And speaking of my online groups, one group for which I've been a Design Team member for quite awhile is the Stampin' Up! Late Night Stampers. This week the Design Team challenge was to find a card on Pinterest to CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone is my version of the acronym). So I made a quick pass over a few pages of cards (you can do that even if you don't join Pinterest) and picked the one that struck my fancy the most. Of course it had to be the card of someone who is very active and popular on Split Coast Stampers. This is another group on which I don't spend nearly enough time, and I'd never run across Jen del Muro because she's not a part of the Stampin' Up! community there. But she is a fab designer for sure. What I had to do was copy her card but use only Stampin' Up! products.
And that was quite easy, thank you very much (the original from which I copied this is at the end of the blog post). Since I'm starting to focus on retiring products, as well as on the end of the Stampin' Up! 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog, I chose the 2010-2012 "In Colors" for my triangles, and the Stamp Set, Loving Thoughts (from the mini catalog) for this card. So the triangles are Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, and Poppy Parade. I punched the triangles with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch – which makes triangles SO very easy!
I stamped the "Happiness" sentiment using Concord Crush classic ink on Whisper White card stock and hand cut the notch on the left side. For the background colors, I used Crumb Cake (formerly "Kraft") and Basic Black Card Stock. Had I been thinking a bit more clearly, I would have used Concord Crush for the dark background color. But it was already glued down, and this wasn't a big enough deal to start tearing things apart! I punched the right corners of the card stock, as well as the basic card, with the Corner Rounder Punch. As the In Colors didn't have buttons to go with them, I used a Pumpkin Pie Button from the Brights Collection of Buttons. I finished the card off with a piece of Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (also from the Occasions Mini!).
Oh, and the most fun products on this card – and also from the Occasions Mini – are the Adorning Accents Edgelit Die and Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. I know most all of us in Stampin' Up! land are really hoping that these products will continue forward into the 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog. Crossing my fingers!
Here's the card on which this CASE is based. It really is a great design that Jen del Muro made, and I wish I'd thought of it myself!!