Wacky Watercooler April Blog Hop

April 2016 BannerIt’s time for another Watercooler Blog Hop! This time, at least one of our projects will be a CASE of another member of the hop team. We’ll also share projects using the retiring In Colors. If you’re hopping in a circle, you may have gotten here from Penny’s blog. Isn’t she fabulous? I love Penny’s style. If you’re starting with me, no worries! Just click the “next” or “previous” buttons to hop around until you get back here.

If you haven’t heard the term before, CASE is an acronym for “Create and Share Everything.” I’ve also heard, “Copy and Steal Everything” and “Copy and Selectively Edit.” Whatever your definition, I know you’ll get lots of inspiration from all our team members!

I was thrilled when I found out I’d be CASEing Heidi Weaver, because Heidi is amazing. Her projects always inspire me, and they’re always over the top. And then I thought, “Oh, my gosh! I have Heidi” – and I got very intimidated, because Heidi is amazing. Her projects always inspire me, and they’re always over the top. It was easy to find inspiration, though, because Heidi blogs very regularly.

When I CASE, I like to either keep three things or change three things. So – for the first CASE, I kept three things. Here’s Heidi’s original. And here’s my CASE.

A Nice Cuppa, Stampin' Up!

You can see I kept the floral teapot, the doily, and the silver spoon, but changed the layout and the colors a bit. This is also my entry for the Creating Pretty Cards sketch challenge this month. Here’s that sketch. I used the Number of Years and A Nice Cuppa stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog, Pacific Point classic ink (and Basic Black Archival), some Silver Foil for the spoon, a Tea Lace Paper Doily, Whisper White satin ribbon, and some Silver Metallic Thread. The teapot and spoon are die-cut, using the Cups and Kettle framelits dies (bundle it with the A Nice Cuppa set and you’ll 15%). Just a quick note – if you want that bundle, order now, because it’s retiring. The last day you’ll be able to order is May 31. The Whisper White Satin Ribbon is also retiring, as are the Tea Lace Paper Doilies (but there will be white doilies in the new catalog – and I think they’re much prettier).

CPC58, Stampin' Up!, Craft Project Central

I had so much fun with this, I decided to do another. Here’s Heidi’s card. And here’s my CASE.

Happy Home, Stampin' Up!


For this one, I changed the colors, the image, and the sentiment, but I kept the overall layout (square card with a window and sentiment underneath). I really wanted to keep the cat, too, but, sadly, it’s no longer available and I didn’t want to be a tease and show you something you couldn’t buy.

I used the Happy Home Stamp set with the Hearth & Home Thinlits dies and English Garden Designer Series Paper. If you ordered the Hearth & Home Thinlits from the Holiday catalog, be sure you order the spring/summer stamp set so you’ll be ready to make cards all year. If you didn’t get it, you can bundle the stamps and thinlits now and save 15%.

Since this is a 4″ x 4″ square card, I decided to make an envelope as well, using the In Color envelope paper and Envelope Punch Board. I jazzed it up a little by adding some Watermelon Wonder flowers along the edge. It’s hard to see, but the single flower in the image on the card is also Watermelon Wonder.

And here’s one more. This using retiring In Colors (Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist).

Painter' Palette, Stampin' Up!

What’s that? Where is this set in the catalog? Ok, so I am a tease. This is a new set from the 2016-17 Annual Catalog called Painter’s Palette. It’s so cute! I can think of lots of ideas for this. I thought the splatters and splotches kind of looked like an art studio when the artist is finished painting.

Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Marie! She is such a wonderful artist, and I know you’re going to love her projects.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

Marie’s Blog


Penny’s Blog


Hop Home Page


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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20 Responses to Wacky Watercooler April Blog Hop

  1. Gail Allen says:

    Buffy, I felt exactly the same when I found out I was to CASE Deborah! Yikes! You have really done justice to Heidi’s creations. But, for me, the scene stealer is your teaser card! I have seen a few sneak peeks of that set, and, yes, I want it!


  2. Heidi Weaver says:

    Hi Buffy, love the beautiful cards you’ve created from my inspiration cards. We all get inspiration from each other and I think that’s one of the things I love most about our hops, challenges and the Stampin’ Connection. Your teaser card is lovely. That’s a set which caught my eye as I went through the catalogue. There’s so much that can be done with it. Thanks for being part of our crazy April Blog Hop.


  3. Buffy I always find your posts so entertaining. Your definition of the term CASE is so true, it made me giggle. I really like the cards you chose from Heidi’s vast collection to CASE. Your rendition of her teapot card won my heart as I love the blue/white combination and how you applied it to the sketch. I also liked your Happy Home window scene card. Very sweet. Thanks so much for sharing.


  4. Mom says:

    What a lot of creativity and color combinations. I am convinced there is nothing a crafter cannot accomplish if she tries!!!


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  6. stampwithbev says:

    Love what you did with the painter’s palette set. Great caseing cards too!


  7. debsmart says:

    I just love your floral teapot, Buffy! It’s got me craving a nice cuppa, with a soft blankie and a good book. But that will have to wait, because I’m enjoying everyone’s posts for the hop! I think we all feel the same way when we’re ‘CASEing’ someone – ‘will mine be good enough?’ It always is!! Thanks for sharing the sneak peek, too! I can’t wait to see what’s on our preorder list to buy!


  8. Libby says:

    What wonderful cards Buffy! I loved all three of your projects. The 4×4 is adorable, especially with the coordinating envelope. Great idea to give a sneak at what’s to come! Your awesome!


  9. Marsha Reed says:

    Wonderful cards, Buffy! You did a good job of CASEing Heidi. Thanks for the sneak peak.


  10. Marie says:

    I have to agree with Penny, you blue and white teapot card was my fave. I’m so glad you decided to CASE that one because now I have another great card to CASE myself! All your projects are fun and creative. Yes you are a tease! Teasing us with the Painter’s Palette set! grin TFS


  11. I love our CASE challenge–but it CAN be a CHALLENGE. You rose to it and conquered! I love what you did with Heidi’s cards! And you beat me to the Sneak Peek–love your card and will playing with my new set today. Great job, Buffy!


  12. Monika/buzsy says:

    Fantastic cards Buffy. You’ve been busy. 🙂 Love the pretty print on the tea pot. Such pretty paper too. The window card is amazing. Great scene. Oh, what a tease! Love the easel! Thanks for using the sketch on your card.


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