Friday, February 17, 2012

CASEing - A Simple Tutorial

When I saw this card online (created by a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator named Claire), I knew it would be perfect for my Card Mission for the United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church of Jasper.

When I find a card online that I like, recreating the card can take some time and possibly waste of precious cardstock.  I use a very simple method to recreate the card.  Using inexpensive cardstock, I cut the cardstock layers to the size I think will work for the card.  I write the width and height on each piece cardstock and keep them as templates in a folder. It is so much easier to take the different size card templates I created (from my folder) to more accurately "guess" each card layer size.  Time Saver AND Paper Saver! 

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Lavender Lace cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Layer measures 3 3/4" x 3 1/4"
    • Strip measures 1 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Strip measures 1 1/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Layer measures 3 1/2" x 3"
  • Fresh Vintage Stamp set
  • Lavender Lace and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
  • Scallop Circle and 1 1/4" x 1 3/8" Circle punches
  • Designer Jewels - Black Flourish
Other Products
  • Sentiments were created on my computer and printed on Whisper White cardstock and punched out

I also did the same card using Ballet Blue cardstock.  This time, I added a slight change - on the Old Olive strip (1 1/4" x 4 1/4") I stamped the image using Old Olive ink.  I also placed the sentiment layers at the bottom edge. Dimensionals were placed under the scallop circle punch.

*CASE means Copy and Share Everything. 

I have also used various software programs to create my layer templates.  One program you can use is Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio.  I have more experience using Microsoft products and have used Microsoft Publisher to create my layer templates.  For those who are not familiar with Publisher, the simple cardstock layer template mentioned above is all you need to save time and money.


Mary said...

What pretty cards! Thanks for the dimensions too.

Myrna said...

Lovely card and the tutorial is great too.
When you use Publisher for templates I wonder if you could explain that.
p.s. blogger is asking for 2 word verifications and that makes it very time consuming to comment on different blogs. I turned mine off as it was annoying to some of the girls that comment on my blog.

Claire said...

I found your blog via another of your cards on Pinterest, and was really pleased to see that I've inspired someone! Sorry for not adding sizes, but as a UK cardmaker I'm using a different sized cardstock as my base. Lovely cards ;)