CASEing Christmas – Day 2

I don’t know if I mentioned it in yesterday’s post, but the CASE (Copy and Share Everything) inspiration I shared was the result of a class going on right now over at StampNation. The class is called CASEing Christmas and is free to StampNation members. The purpose of the class is to teach members how to CASE someone else’s card, yet still make it their own. Yesterday was only day two of the class, but I’ve already learned a lot!

Catherine selected on her own cards to CASE on day one. For day two, Maureen CASEd Catherine’s CASE. Each subsequent day, that day’s “teacher” will CASE the card created the previous day. Students will then CASE the CASE. I know it sounds a little confusing, but it really does make sense once you get your head around it.

CASEing Christmas - Day 2

The photo above shows a couple of sneak peeks at the CASE cards created by Catherine on day one (left) and by Maureen on day two (right). If you want to see the full cards, you’ll have to be a member of StampNation.

Mel's Card Corner | Love, Hope, & Joy

This is my CASE of Maureen’s card. For the card base, I used some Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray cardstock. I also added a panel of Neenah Solar White inside the card. As you can see, before assembling all my layers, I used the 1/2″ side of the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper on two opposite corners.

Here’s what I took from Maureen’s original design to incorporate into mine:

  • Color scheme – She used Dusty Concord and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks on her background. I used a piece of patterned paper with similar colors.
  • Snowy background – She used a background stamp to create her snow. Since there were already snowflakes on the patterned paper I selected, I was good to go there.
  • Stitched detail – She used a stitched border die to create a snowy hill in her scene. I used a stitched tag die to create the focal point of my card.
  • “Cozy” sentiment – She used hers on the outside of her card. I used mine on the inside.

Mel's Card Corner | Love, Hope, & Joy

I used a couple of different sentiments on this card — one on the outside and one on the inside. For the outside sentiment, I heat embossed the “love hope & joy” stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings Holiday stamp set using Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I also embossed a scattering of snowflakes around the sentiment using a couple of the tiny snowflake stamps from the Lawn Fawn Let It Snow stamp set.

Mel's Card Corner | Love, Hope, & Joy

For the inside sentiment, I used the “cozy” Christmas stamp from the Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages stamp set. I stamped it using Gypsy ink from Close to My Heart since I thought that shade of purple worked well with the front of my card. To help tie the inside of the card to the front of the card even more, I added a scattering of the same Lawn Fawn snowflakes in the corner using some second generation stamping.

In closing, you may have noticed that I didn’t link all of the various products I used directly in my post. I’ve decided to give the InLinkz service a try for a month to see how I like it. While I’m testing this in November, rather than having everything linked in my post, you will find a table at the end of my post with all of the various products I used.

I just want to reassure everyone I’m not a member of any affiliate programs, so I don’t make any money if you click the links. I think, once I figure out all the ins and outs of how to properly use the service, it could be a huge time saver for me when writing my posts and is a nice visual showcase of the products I used for all of you. I would love to get some feedback in the comments below about which method you prefer. Any input you provide is greatly appreciated!

Until next time …

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