CASEing Mary Fish

To many in the paper crafting community, CASE means “Copy and Selectively Edit”. There are a few variations on the acronym, but they mean the same thing for the most part: find a card you love and copy it…. but make it your own!

The inspiration for this card came from a thank you card by Mary Fish. Her card is here:

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Isn’t it gorgeous?! I loved her bold colors and the way she created her own frame out of designer series paper. Mary also has an excellent eye for balance: she knows exactly when and where to add a little accent, like that little pink candy dot next to her sentiment!

This card is SO beautiful that I wanted to make one just like it. The trouble was… I didn’t have a single one of the Stampin’ Up products she used! After writing them all down on my wish list, I set out to recreate her card using the things I did have. Here’s what I came up with:

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I used Calypso Coral cardstock for the outer frame, which coordinated with the polka dot patterned paper found in the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.

The flowers and the sentiment both come from the Sale-a-bration stamp set called Know What I Love. This is such a pretty set to only be around for such a short time!

The sentiment is stamped on a banner shape which I hand cut on both sides to balance it, because I didn’t have any candy dots. To give it added lift, I curled up the ends by scraping it with my fingernail. This is similar to curling a ribbon with a pair of scissors, but on a much smaller scale.

In the end, this card turned out to be perfect for any thankful occasion, Lovely!

Mary, thanks for being such an inspiration!

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Materials Used:

Stamps: Know What I Love (c) Stampin’ Up

Ink: Memento’s Tuxedo Black

Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla (c) Stampin’ Up

Paper: Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack (c) Stampin’ Up

Other: Circle Dies, Dimensionals

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