CASE the Catalog – Heart Punch Card

For this Friday's edition of CASE the Catalog (Copy & Steal Everything), I submit this Heart Punch Card!

Here is the original, found on page 2 of the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog:

Heart card-CTC original-pg 2 
I do NOT sew, so I will never sew stitching on a card.  Just throwing that out there!  Here is my version of the card, followed by the "ingredients" that I used.

Heart card-casethecatty 
Stamp Sets: Elements of Style (W 118611, C 120045), Circle Circus (115778), Fine Flourish (115709), Hello Again (113780)

Card Stock (item numbers refer to the packs of 8-1/2×11 cs): Night of Navy (100867), More Mustard (100946), Elegant Eggplant (105126), Garden Green (102584), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)

Ink: Night of Navy Classic (102977) & VersaMark (102283)

Tools, Etc.: Full Heart Punch (119883), Paper Piercer (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

I hope you enjoy this project. It may be a little while before I post again so keep checking back or subscribe to my feed.  My sister is coming in to town today for her spring break, and we usually spend a LOT of time crafting and not so much time on the computer!  As always, let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Crafting!



CASE the Catalog – Flower Card

For this edition of "CASE the Catalog" I will be showing my version of this lovely red flower card from page 106 in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. Remember, CASE stands for "copy and steal everything!"

Red flower card, page 106 in the SU Catalog

Now, I don't have the flower stamp set used on this card (Printed Petals is the name-116679W, 120444C) so I used the die for the Big Shot called Blossom Party (115971).  The original also uses the stamp set Thank You Kindly (111700), which I replaced with a retired set called Four Square (I made the card before it retired).

Red flower card, copied from page 106 in the catalog (my version!) 

Other products used:

Card Stock: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Crumb Cake

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (103133)

Punches: Spiral Border (119872) & Curly Label (119851)

Texturz Plates, Perfect Details (115962)

And finally, because I use them on nearly every project, Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

I hope you enjoyed this project! Remember to use the catalog as an idea resource. You will be glad you did!  If you need supplies to make this card, or another card that catches your eye in the catalog, then visit my online store anytime!  You will find the link at the top of the right-hand column on my website.

Happy Crafting!


Using the Catalog as an Idea Book (aka CASE the Catalog)

In this post, which I like to call "CASE the Catalog," you will see just how valuable the Stampin' Up! catalog can be as an idea book.  CASE stands for "copy and steal everything" and is a commonly used term in the stamping, scrapbooking & papercrafting industry.  CASEing is perfectly acceptable, as long as you give credit where credit is due!

In this sample, I've used the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog from Stampin' Up! for my inspiration.  On page 96 in the IBC, and highlighting the adorable stamp set called Fox & Friends (W117020, C118565), I've recreated the card at the top of the page.

Fox & Friends CASE the Catalog


I've made only subtle changes on the card.  I've used an "L" rather than an "A" image, but both use the stamp set called Defining Alphabet (114952) on page 160.  I've used a different color brad on my card, and I've omitted the scalloped accent.

In future "CASE the Catalog" posts, you will see just how different my projects can become from their original ideas!  Contact me if you need a catalog, or view the catalog and samples online!

Where do you LOVE to get ideas from?  Share with me in the comments!

If you have a project you would like to see featured on my website, then please let me know! I'd love to have you as a "guest blogger" some time!

Happy Crafting!