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