Welcome to another CASE-ing Tuesday! I hope your week is going well. If this is your first time visiting my little neck of the woods, welcome and please be sure to join my email list to keep up on all the scrappy news around here. Have been over to the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group this morning to see what we are casing (copy and share everything)? If not, here’s the sample and the sketch for this week’s challenge:
Definitely a cute gift bag that we turned into a card. I kept mine very close to the sketch except that I trimmed my DSP to 4″ x 5 1/4″
I started with a Shaded Spruce card base that measured 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and added my piece of DSP from the Joy of Christmas pack. I think Shaded Spruce is my favorite Christmas green, probably because it has more of a blue tone to it. Before I attached my DSP, I added a piece of the Real Red ribbon across the front. I used the “cheater method”, which is adding adhesive to the back and just tucking the strip of ribbon to the adhesive rather than wrapping it around the layer. Why hide that gorgeous ribbon, right? I don’t own the die, which is from the Merriest Trees die set, so I used one of the dies that measure 1 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ from the Tailor Made die set. The wood grain is actually the back side of the plaid which I used for the front of the card. I had a little trouble with the bow and the gold trim, which is from the Simply Elegant Trim pack, but I finally got it to work. I snipped another piece of the Real Red ribbon and tied my bow and then added my trim just behind the bow. To secure the tags, I added dimensionals to the back and attached them to the card front. I then die cut a 1 3/4″ circle from a scrap of Basic White with one of the Deckled Circle dies. LOVE that new set of circle dies!! I stamped my sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink and the berries in Real Red, stamping off first. I secured that on the tags with dimensionals and added some of the gold Festive Pearls.
For the inside, I trimmed a scrap of Basic White to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and stamped the sentiment and leaves in Shaded Spruce, stamping the leaves off first, and th berries in Real Red. I wanted the berries to stand out, so I didn’t stamp them off.
And don’t forget to decorate your envelope! I added some more of that pretty paper to the flap with Stampin’ Seal and trimmed it to fit.
Doesn’t that just tie the whole project together? I love using my DSP like this! So now it’s your turn. Create your take on this week’s sample and share it with us over at the Facebook Group. You can create it just like the sample or change it up a little or a lot. That’s the fun part of casing – there is no right or wrong way, there’s just your way!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great week and that you can take some time for yourself and get inky with us!