Those of you who have inhabited the stamping world for a while (and isn't it a fun place to inhabit?!) will be familiar with the term to "CASE". I have heard a couple of different definitions of the acronym - both Copy And Share Everything and Copy And Selectively Edit, but either way, it pretty much means to borrow ideas from other stamping projects that you see (with proper credit given to the original source, of course) and I do an awful lot of it myself. Partly because I get a LOT of inspiration from other stampers and also because I figure there's no point in re-inventing the wheel every time I'm at my stamping desk. I also maintain that CASEing projects from other stampers has vastly improved my own stamping over these past several years, and if I were ever to allow you to see the cards that I had on offer at my very first workshops almost six years ago, no doubt you'd be nodding enthusiastically in agreement...
Recently I was looking for ideas for the Sale-a-bration set Sprinkled Expressions and came across this card, which I loved immediately! Using the card layout and stamp set as inspiration, I changed the colours and came up with the following CASEd example:
Being the type of person that tends to stick to a good idea when I find one, I then went on to use the same layout to create a card for a birthday party that my small girl was invited to recently. This one uses the free stamp set Topsy Turvy Celebration that I scored simply because I'm a demonstrator and I booked a workshop during a promotion. Can't complain about free rubber ;-)
And finally, because I am 100% in luuuurve with the Everyday Enchantment DSP from the current Sale-a-bration promotion, I CASEd the card for the third time and have inflicted it upon almost every workshop attendee as a make and take for the past (almost!) two months...
I wondered aloud recently on my Facebook page whether I might get away with using a single make and take design right up until the end of March and was greeted with requests for a photos, along with the assertion that I needed to provide "pics or it didn't happen"! So just for you Tracey Eaton, here is the photographic evidence that "it happened" ;-)
If you happen to be attending one of the workshops that I am doing before the end of March, you may well be in for a case of déjà vu when the make and take comes around. Promise to smile, act surprised and exclaim over the design...? Cheers ;-)
Speaking of workshops, I am pretty much out of opportunities to book in March, but am already taking bookings for workshops in April and May (can anyone say new mini catalogue...?!) To grab yourself a date and be among the first to play some new and exciting products from the upcoming mini, be sure to get in touch soon!
Stamps: Sprinkled Expressions, Teeny Tiny Sentiments Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Cheerful Treat DSP (hostess) Ink: Versamark Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, 3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals
Stamps: Topsy Turvy Celebration Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush, Cheerful Treat DSP (hostess) Ink: Versamark Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers - Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Pink Pirouette, Melom Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight; Bitty Buttons, Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Brights and Subtles Brads, White Embossing Powder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, 3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments Paper: Naturals Ivory, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Everyday Enchantment (SAB) Ink: Soft Suede Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies Bigshot Die, Everydat Enchantment Brads (SAB), Basic Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, 3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals