Monday, December 15, 2008

CASE-ing JENNA and KAREN

The other night, I wanted to stamp something quick and easy without spending a huge amount of time designing. There were a couple of brilliantly designed cards I've been itching to CASE so I tackled those ....

This first card CASES this card by Jenna Millsap, A "Sap" For Stamps. I love Jenna's use of the felt flurries inside the metal edge tags against the Whisper White background! The only things I changed from Jenna's card was to use round metal edge tags verses the square ones, and I backed the tags with Scallop Circles. RECIPE
Stamps:
Best Yet

Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, and Riding Hood Red CS
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Embellishments: Felt Flurries, Metal Edge Tags, Red Circle Rhinestone Brad
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch

This next card is a case of this card by Karen Giron, the sweetest thing. I was thrilled to use up some of this print from last year's Dashing DP (now retired) ... I have a ton of it! Just like Karen, I trimmed around the Whisper White Curly Punch piece to make it smaller than the Real Red Curly Punch piece. I think Karen used small red rhinestones on her tree ... I used X-mas Red Stickles. The tree is an upside down party hat from Party Hearty.

RECIPE
Stamps: All Holidays, Party Hearty, Cute & Curly
Paper: Whisper White and Real Red CS, Dashing DP (retired)
Ink: Real Red and Old Olive Classic Ink Pads, Close To Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker
Embellishments: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Yellow Rhinestone (non-SU), X-mas Red Stickles (non-SU)
Tools: Curly Label Punch

Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

17 comments:

Susan said...

This is a very cute card. Love that little tree.

Angie Tieman said...

Ugh! I just wrote you a LONG comment about how fabulous these cards are and Blogger came back with an error and ate it! Anyway, the gist of it was that you are a creative genius! =)

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Nancy, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!! I'm so glad you highlighted these cases - I keep a list too! You did a fab job with these.
--Becca

kathleenh said...

Both cards are fantastic Nancy! I love all of the details!

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy, both cards are beautiful. So clean and crisp! I'll have to remember to trim my sentiment like you both did in your second card...love the look!

Rose Ann said...

I love both of your cards, Nancy...CASEd, or not!! ;)

dasimonds said...

This is such a sweet card!
Pretty DP..cute little tree :)
So lovin' the curly label punch!
Beautiful!! TFS
"Happy Holidays"

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are both AMAZING Nancy!!

Jenn D said...

What fabulous CASES! I never ever use the metal edge tags because I can never think of what to do with them. What a great idea. I just finished up my Dashing dsp. I had mentioned I was running low and a wonderful angel sent me an entire box of it. I love the colors and layout.

Thanks for the kind comment on my blog.

Cori S said...

Very cute!!! Those are great cases!

Lisa Brown said...

These are wonderful..I am going to have to CASE your CASE's! I didn't make enough Christmas cards and I am going to need to put some together. Thanks for the inspiration!

mochamama said...

Nancy, love that card hun!

Wendy said...

I love the little tree on this and what a great way to use up some of that left over paper I have!

barb said...

Great cards! I, too, have some left over DP and have yet to start my Christmas cards so I'll be casing your cases!! TFS!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just too cute! I'm a sucker for snowflakes and I'm going to be chasing... :) The Curley Label Punch idea is so fun and I'm giving that a try too.... Merry Christmas to you and your Family!! :)

Mary said...

Love the cards! The first is my favorite....maybe because I'm looking for a way to use my snowflakes!

Lori Barnett said...

This is SO TOTALLY CUTE!! ;)