Thursday, January 8, 2009

CASEing JULIE and DIANA

Last night, I wasn't feeling particularly creative so I decided to case a couple of cards that caught my eye recently. This first card is a complete case (with the exception of the sentiment and card size) of THIS CARD by Julie Davison, Julie's Stampin' Spot. For me, this is a WOW color combination, and thought the design was great for just about any birthday ... women, men, or children. I made up five of these in no time to have on hand.

The star background on the Pacific Point CS was achieved by using the Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel and Versamark. I was out of the SU Metal Edge Tags in the 1 1/2" size so I used the generic 1 1/4" Metal Rim Tags that you can purchase just about anywhere (Walmart, Target, office supply store, etc.). I simply punched a piece of Whisper White CS with a 1" Circle Punch for the inside of the tag in order to cover up the hole that the metal ring once went through.
RECIPE
Stamps:
Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel, Sincere Salutations

Paper: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White CS
Ink: Pacific Point, Versamark
Embellishments: Metal Edge Tag, Silver Brad
Tools: 1", 1 1/4", and 1 3/4" Circle Punches, Large and Small Star Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

This next card CASEs the designer paper layout of THIS CARD by Diana Ball-Seitz, paperball on SCS. The way Diana coordinated the Ski Slope Designer Paper reminds me of a warm winter sweater. It's difficult to see in the photo, but there are two rows of paper piercing along the top Real Red CS piece.
RECIPE
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Ski Slope DP, Real Red and Baja Breeze CS
Ink: Basic Black
Embellishments: Baja Breeze 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Little Felt Flurries, Red Circle Fire Rhinestone
Tools: Paper Piercer & Mat Pack
Supplies: Pop-Up Glue Dot

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm counting down my days at home, as I'll be returning to work on Monday 1/12. I had originally planned to return on 1/5, but developed an infection in my foot which set me back about a week. Yesterday, I started walking without my cane. I'm still not putting my full weight on my heel yet and I'm still pretty slow but I've made alot of progress. I think they'll be putting me on "light duty" at work for about a week or so.

22 comments:

Marie said...

Ooohhh...love these both and that first color combo really is a WOW!! Love it and never would have come up with it on my own!!! Great cards, Nancy!

Rose Ann said...

Both of these are wonderful, Nancy!! I love the color combinations on both!! Love your stars on the first and snowflake on the second!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Great chases Nancy!! I'm home today and I plan to jump into my craft room next. The first card I so enjoy the colors and the stars are so FUN! 2nd card your snowflake is so adorable along with the ribbon... Smiles!!!! :)

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Such pretty cards! Good luck with your continuing recovery!

Corie said...

Both of these are just FANTASTIC!!

Jenn D said...

These are fabulous CASE's! I just love the stars and the Real Red with that paper is fantastic!

Dawn Easton said...

Glad to hear your foot is getting better Nancy. Love both cards today but that first one is so fun and retro looking...love the look!

Kelly Lunceford aka.atomicbutterfly said...

Holy Cow! These are both adorable! So clean and fresh! Super cute!

Susan said...

This is a great winter card. I have a bunch of that ski slope paper left over. May have to use this for inspiration.

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous cards Nancy - I'm sure the 2 ladies you CASE'd will be thrilled...
Take care of yourself and don't work too hard when you go back to work!

Norine said...

these are very pretty cards and hope you feel better soon
Hugs
Norine

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome CASE's...I LOVE the eggplant on the first one..how stunning!!

kathleenh said...

Both cards are lovely! Good luck with your "heeling".

diana said...

WOW I can't believe you cased ME! Thank you SO much for the compliment. I found you as a recommendation in my google reader...Again thank you for casing me! And I have added you to my reader. Can't wait to get to know you better thru your blog.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are simply gorgeous Nancy! You are SUCH an inspiration!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are simply gorgeous Nancy! You are SUCH an inspiration!

fran said...

Great cases - I love the stars. I never think to use Pacific Point so I guess I will need to case your case!

Ret said...

Nancy, you surely have the knack to make a CASE your own. I love how you always add your own personal touches to it! Both cards are beautiful, love them!

Pat (mspfd) said...

These are awesome takes! What fabulous cards.

dasimonds said...

Nice cards to Case...
Great Cards..Beautiful colors!
TFS

LaurieF said...

I love both of these cards Nancy! Great takes on the originals!

Cindy said...

Both cards are so special! Love the accents and colors of the star card. I love the way your elelments are all placed in such perfect balance.