Welcome to another CASE-ing Tuesday! I hope your week is going well. If this is your first time visiting my corner of the world, welcome and please be sure to join my email list so that you can keep up on all the scrappy news around here. Have you been over to the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group yet this morning to see what we are casing (copy and share everything? If not, here’s a look at this week’s sample and sketch:

Don’t you just love that card? I had to use it this week! I followed all the measurements in the sketch, except I eliminated two of the sentiment layers.

When I saw this week’s sample, I knew I wanted to create a birthday card instead of a holiday card. I think it helps your stamps go farther when you can use them for multiple seasons. I started by trimming all of my layers using my favorite DSP pack, the Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP, a Magenta Madness card base and of course, Basic White cardstocks. Next I stamped my two images in Memento ink and colored her with my Stampin’ Blends. Her skirt is in Polished Pink, and the gifts are colored with Polished Pink, Just Jade, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, and Misty Moonlight. I colored her skin with the Ivory Blends and the ground with Gray Granite. I am not really happy with the ground, but I wasn’t starting over! lol  😉  I glued all of my layers to the card base with Stampin’ Seal adhesive. The little piece of the Polished Pink ribbon is attached with Mini Glue Dots. For the sentiment, I used the Sale-a-bration stamp set, In Your Words. It’s a fun set with lots of different sentiments for both inside and outside of your cards. After I stamped the sentiment on the little strip, I added dimensionals, and before attaching it to the card front, I added one of the gold foil elements from the Expressions in Ink Epemera Pack. I thought this element would bring out the gold in the DSP. I then added a few of the sequins from the pack and called it done.

For the inside, I had a scrap of Basic White cardstock that measures 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and I added a 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ piece of the DSP to the left edge and then stamped another sentiment from the In Your Words stamp set in Memento Ink.

Doesn’t that piece of DSP just make the inside pop? And don’t forget your enevelope! My strip of DSP was just a little too small for the flap, so I trimmed my flap to fit. Using DSP for decorate envelopes is one of my very favorite ways to use up that paper. It just makes everything coordinate together.

Now it’s your turn! Create your take on this week’s sample and share it with us over at the FB Group. You can create it exactly like the sample or change it up a little or a lot; it’s all up to you! That’s the fun part of casing – you get to create it the way you want to. If you aren’t a member of the group, no worries, just request to join. We would love to have you come and play along with us!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

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