CASE? Or Sketch Challenge?
One of the debates my Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Team has been having is, “What’s the difference between a CASE and a Sketch Challenge?” That’s a great question, don’t you think?
When I first became a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, I CASEd (Copy and Share Everything), well, “Everything.” I wasn’t confident in my abilities, and when I saw something I loved, I copied it to the letter.
Over the years, “CASE”ing has taken on a different meaning. These days, if you “remake” a sketch, it’s a CASE. There may be nothing the same between the two projects, but if the sketch is the same, it’s a CASE.
So here’s my question. Is this a CASE or a Sketch Challenge? I used a sketch from Brian King for the card in this post. And I used the same sketch for the card for today.
This is my entry for a swap I’m participating in. Everyone should have their card by now (except maybe Chris. Sorry, Chris! No surprise now.) It’s the same Designer Series Paper (DSP), although it’s a different design. And it’s the same Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set, although I used different stamps.
Here are the details for the card.
I used the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty DSP for the two DSP designs. It’s so beautiful, you can let the DSP do all the work. I simple added a sentiment and had a gorgeous card!
Stamp the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set on Whisper White Cardstock in Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink, then the floral image, also from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set, in Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink. Punch with a 2″ Circle Punch. Punch the larger circle from Tranquil Tide Cardstock using the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch. Adhere the stamped circle to the Tranquil Tide circle.
Of course, I used my Stamparatus® to make this card super easy and quick to complete. It had to be quick, because I was working on it on September 28 and it had to be in the mail by September 30. Which it was! But, sadly, there’s no mail pickup in the USA on Sunday. Sorry, my dear swap friends! Hopefully, my October swap will be in the mail sooner.
I added a few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to the card, then adhered it to a Blackberry Bliss card base. So quick and easy!
If you think you don’t have time to make handmade cards, think again. This one was so much quicker than driving to the store to buy a card. And you can make multiples at one time with the Stamparatus®. Simply place your stamps on the plates (you have four sides, and if you buy extra plates, you have even more!), then stamp, stamp, stamp. Then glue, glue, glue. And now you have enough cards to last several months. (Hopefully, if they’re sympathy cards, they’ll last longer than that. But, sadly, I’m at that age where sympathy cards are needed more often.) But in less than an hour, you could have birthday cards to last all year if you simple change the sentiment.
And now, you can have even more plates since you can order the Stampin’ Up!® accessories.
Leave a comment with your answer. Is this a CASE or a Sketch Challenge? I’ll randomly draw a winner from the comments and send you a prize if you’re chosen. (Please answer by October 7!)
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