Hi, There, Stampers!
While catching up with life, I’ve been catching up with lots of new products from Stampin’ Up! I know that quite a few of you by now have ordered lots of those new products from the 2023-2024 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. If today’s products are already in your stash, I hope you’ll enjoy seeing my take on using them. If not, I hope my project tempts you to go to my Stampin’ Up! Store and order them!
First Of All – This is a CASE
CASE is an acronym that a lot of us stampers use. The most common source of this is the sentence, “Copy And Share with Everyone.” Another sentence that I’ve seen people use is, “Copy And Share Everything.” My preference is the first of the two.
This card is CASEd from a card shown on page 28 of the Stampin’ Up! Catalog. It’s the card at the far right of the page. My idea for CASEing this card was to use the very same layout, but change out the stamps and papers.
Creating My Version of the Card
As you’ll see over the next few weeks, my current favorite set of Designer Series Paper is Inked Botanicals. It seems that there are always at least some scraps of that paper out on my work space. Once I got that idea set, I had to figure out how I could keep the sense of the original card. I looked through all the new stamp sets that I’ve bought the last month or so and found the Crafting With You Stamp Set would work almost perfectly.
Out came the Crafting With You Dies. You can see that there are two dies for a pair of scissors. That allows you to open or close your scissors to just the position that you need in a card. I wanted something pretty much vertical, so the scissors fit the bill just fine.
Stamper’s Hint: Splitting a Stamp With Words On It
One of the tricks of the stamping trade is learning how to stamp just part of a stamp. For the “Sending You a Handmade HUG,” I wanted the first four words to be stamped all by themselves and then the word HUG stamped by itself. To do this, before I ink up the stamp, I place a sticky piece of sticky note over the word(s) I DON’T want inked. Then I ink the stamp, remove the sticky note, and stamp the inked part of the image. Of course I could have cut the stamp into two pieces. But I’ll be using that stamp in its whole form in the future for sure.
Here’s a Sketch For You To Try!
How To Buy Stampin’ Up! Products
The easiest way to buy the products that I’ve shared here is to click on one of the pictures or the bold-faced text, which will take you to my personal Stampin’ Up! store. Once you’re there to learn more about – and buy – the product you clicked, you can shop for the other products as well.
And A Bonus!