Welcome to another CASE-ing Tuesday! If this is your first time here, welcome and please be sure to join my email list to get all the scrappy updates from my neck of the woods. It seems like forever since I have posted anything, but that’s because we were gone on vacation for the last 10 days. It was nice to get away on a road trip, but it’s even better to be back home. Although yesterday I was questioning that after all the laundry and cleaning house, etc. that needed to be done to get back to normal. lol So have you been over to the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group to see what we are casing (copy and share everything) ? If not, here’s a look at the sample and the sketch:
Isn’t that a cute card? I love that stamp set, but just wasn’t in the mood to play with trees today. It was a “need more coffee” kind of day, sot that’s what I did! For my card, I used all of the measurements in the sketch except the sentiment label. It was just too big for the sentiment I used, so I cut it down to 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ for better proportions. Although I think there’s a typo in the second layer, it should be 4″ x 5 1/4″, which is what my layer measures.
And the best part of the this card, is it’s created from all scraps, including the card base! Don’t you love it when you can use those scraps??? So I chose the Press On stamp set, because really, who doesn’t love coffee, right, and especially since it’s been one of those kind of days! Now everyone knows the very well known coffee shop with the green and white logo of a girl, but I wanted to pay homage to another coffee chain that started here in the Pacific Northwest, Dutch Brothers. On our road trip we were able to stop at many of their locations and enjoy some of their coffee.
I started with a card base in Crumb Cake and a Crumb Cake layer. I stamped my coffee cup in Early Espresso ink and colored it with my Watercolor Pencils. I colored the lid in Night of Navy, as is the bottom stripe on the cup. I colored the other stripes in Real Red and Daffodil Delight and the rest of the cup withe the Whisper White pencil. Next I took the initials from the Make a Difference stamp set and stamped them in Night of Navy ink. Then I stamped the sunshine image, or whatever you call it, in Crumb Cake ink. I added a piece of the Denim Ribbon by cutting a length just longer then the 4″ layer and attached it with some Stampin’ Seal adhesive. I added some dimensionals to the back and attached it to the card front and then used a piece to create my faux bow. For the sentiment, I trimmed it to fit my sentiment and stamped it in Early Espresso ink. I attached it with dimensionals on the ribbon. Now to secure this, I added some Mini Glue Dots on the card base and pressed the ribbon down so that it stabilizes the tag. I then added some of the Holiday Rhinestones in Night of Navy and the front of the card was done.
For the inside, I found a piece of Whisper White cardstock in my stash that measured 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and stamped the sentiment and the coffee beans image in Early Espresso ink, but stamping off first when I added the beans.
Now it’s your turn. Create your take on this week’s sample and share it with us over at the CT Facebook Group. You can create your card just like the sample, or change it up a little or a lot; it’s all up to you! Then share it with us over at the FB Group. Don’t worry if you aren’t a member of the group either, just request to join. We would love to have you come over and play along with us.
I thank you for stopping by today. If you are looking for a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to help you out! Or if you’d like to add any of today’s products to your arsenal, just head over to my online store to shop. I hope you have a fantastic Tuesday!