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!



  • 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

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!). 


Lisa H. said...

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

Ardyth said...

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

Jenni's Jems said...

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

sandie said...

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

Anita in France said...

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

Laura Norris said...

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's a tough one!

kramomma said...

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.

Joan B said...

It is on page 16!. Enjoy

Leslie Miller said...

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.