Aug 3, 2015

Muse Challenge #127


It's my turn to be the Muse on the Muse challenge blog.

This is the time of year when I can't make a thing.  I'm into organizing the craft room or eating fresh tomatoes.  Stamping and August rarely mix.  So this was a struggle.  At one point I imagined tossing all my supplies off our terrace balcony -- imagine a sea of paper and ink and stamps and a Big Shot sailing over the railing!  Don't laugh -- it was 3 years almost to the day that I gave away most of my stash (only to receive back about 40 sets this weekend from one of my stamping friends.  It's like Christmas here, but now I have to find somewhere to put them).

Rather than toss it all, I turned to page 16 of the current Stampin Up! catalog and CASED a card, using my own supplies.  Highly recommend purchasing this catalog regardless of whether you want to buy SU supplies -- it is full of professionally designed papercrafting and worth the $$.

I added a dry embossed layer and some twine but otherwise stuck pretty close to the card.  You can find a link to a pdf version of the catalog here if you don't have a hard copy and want to check out the card I CASE'D.

It was fun searching my stash for supplies similar to the one used in the catalog.  I hope to see your creations on the MUSE challenge this week, inspired by my knock off!


WANT TO MAKE THIS CARD?


Supplies:

Steps:
  • Found stamps that were similar to the card in the SU catalog
  • Cut and scored an A2 card and embossed the front with the striped folder
  • Trimmed cardstock to 5.5" x 4".
  • Stamped the sentiment first, carefully inking just the "Hello" in gray and then "Friend" in blue
  • Stamped the hearts, followed by the greenery
  • Added the twine with a glue dot
MOOD WHEN DONE = Pleased

See you back here in a few weeks!  Hope you are having a great summer and enjoying, or at least tolerating, the heat. It is supposed to be in the upper 90s today (husband loves it/I hate it!). 



9 comments:

  1. sweet card. Love the clean feel of it and the sweet stamps you used.

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  2. Beautiful - clean and fresh! Thanks for taking a break from your break to provide us with this inspiration!

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  3. Yeah i am struggling this last couple of weeks too and finding my inspiration has taken a holiday! but love the clean and crisp look of your card soooo CAS! x

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  4. love the fresh look of this card and pops of red x

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  5. Crisp, fresh and so deliciously CAS, Joan ... thanks for the inspriation! Anita :)

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  6. What a sweet simple card! And I have that impress stamp! I could make this- or at least something similar 😀. But I hear ya about stamping and August....it's a tough one!

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  7. The link to the card goes to the catalog, could you share which page number to find the card please? Your card is great, as usual.

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  8. This looks fabulous, Joan! I'll have to go check out Page 16. I always marvel at how you make a little bit of stamping look a whole lot of wonderful.

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