You know what they say . . . imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Why not compliment someone today by CASEing their work? Find something you absolutely love about a card you see on Pinterest, social media, here on my Blog, or in a Stampin’ Up! catalog—then use that inspiration to make something new and original!

Our concept artists have been “on the CASE,” themselves. For example, the My Sweet Friend card features a color combo that we repurposed and refreshed. We used the same colors as the original but took the design in a different direction. P.S. You can do this with cards, with magazine images, or with housewares from a home furnishing shop! See a rug with striking colors? Take a picture and CASE it!

To create the Les petites choses card, we stamped detail on the card base vs. using a detailed die cut. The ornate background was the original inspiration; we saw it, liked it, and did it our way. We also tore the edges of the sentiment for texture. (Our little addition!)

For the Liebe card, we CASEd a look that showcased exact-fitting die-cut pieces behind the detailed die. We replaced that with “loose” paper piecing and added blocks of color behind the detailed die cut. For a finishing touch, we stamped off the hearts for a two-tone effect.

Why not see what you can copy and share from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog . . . maybe a fabulous floral—flamingos, woodland creatures, a flowering cactus? There is just so much to choose from!

Whatever you do, have fun!