I Have Been Waiting All Month to Share This Card

CASE = Copy and Selectively Edit

I have been waiting for a particular challenge all month. Every month over at TGIF Challenges the final challenge of the month is to CASE a card you liked that one of the designers or participants created throughout the course of the month.

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When I saw this beautiful card using the Decorative Label Punch by Kathryn Whittaker, I was instantly in love with it. I commented, I pinned, and then I ran down to my office and immediately CASEd it. Then I had to wait the whole rest of the month to share the card I made. Finally, the day has arrived!

Here is Kathryn’s awe inspiring card:

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Here is my card, which was inspired by Kathryn’s:

Card idea by Natalie Lapakko, features Decorative Label Punch, Botanical Builder Framelits, and By the Shore DSP.

Selective Edits

Part of CASEing a card is that you selectively edit to make it your own. I copied Kathryn’s layout but changed up the colors and embellishments to make a whole new look.  I used By the Shore Designer Series Paper as the background, carefully lining up the bands of color so the darkest one would go behind the sentiment. I added a layer of Calypso Coral as a border. I used the same punch as Kathryn, the Decorative Label Punch, but punched it out of Rich Razzleberry and stamped on it with Whisper White ink.

I hadn’t used my Botanical Builder Framelit dies in awhile, so I dusted them off and made some floral embellishments out of a paper close to Sweet Sugarplum and added Rich Razzleberry sponging around the outer edges. I added a bit of sparkle with rhinestones, placed in a similar manner to Kathryn’s sequins embellishments. These were balanced so nicely in her original design, there was no need to mess with perfection here!

Card by Natalie Lapakko, CASEd from Kathryn Whittaker. Features Decorative Label Punch, Botainical Builder Framelits, and By the Shore DSP.

A Warm Color Scheme

Today’s color scheme is another distinctly feminine one. I’ve been in a pink mood, what can I say? Not light pink, though. I like bright, hot, rich, vibrant pinks. In this case, my chosen pink is Calypso Coral, which has a bit of orange in it as well, which makes it a little warmer and a little more vibrant than your average pink.

Calypso Coral looks great with warmer purples, like Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum (and the old Blackberry Bliss) because those purples also have a little bit of pink to them. Purple is usually considered a cool color, but these are closer to red than blue in their mixture. I actually thought Sweet Sugarplum was supposed to be a pink shade when I first saw it online!

If you like these colors, feel free to save them and use them for yourself!

Color Combo: Calyspo Coral, Sweet Sugar Plum, Rich Razzleberry


I’d like to send out a special thanks to Kathryn Whittaker today for all the inspiration she offers to me and others through her blog! Thank you so much!

Thanks also to you, dear readers, for visiting! If you get a chance, go check Kathryn’s blog out, too, I think you’ll like it! Happy stamping!


Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: By the Shore Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Whisper White Kraft, Rich Razzleberry (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: The Sky is the Limit stamp set (c) Stampin’ Up!

Punches and Dies: Botanical Builder Framelit dies, Decorative Label Punch (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: sponge, rhinestones, dimensionals

0 thoughts on “I Have Been Waiting All Month to Share This Card”

  1. OMGosh! I’m blushing, Natalie! You are so sweet and kind! Your card turned out beautiful! I love it! Thank you so much for all the lovely words, and for making me feel so special! You are amazing!

  2. this is so lovely! Kathryn’s card was one of my favorites this month and you certainly give her card a run for the money. I love the colors – especially the shades of purple on the flowers – such a well executed card! BEAUTIFUL! thanks for playing along at TGIF 🙂

  3. Gorgeous card, Natalie. Fabulous colour combo too! Loving the Coral background DSP layer and then the ‘Pops’ of purples. A fabulous CASE of Kathryn’s card. Thanks for playing along and I hope that we see you again next week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

  4. Fantastic card and I had no idea that the background is DSP. This post really needs to come with an enabler alert attached to it!! Thanks so much for joining us at TGIF – Chlo xx

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