Saturday, August 27, 2011

When Is It A CASEd Card....

.... And when does it become an "inspired" card???

I would like to share with you a card I recently made that begs to ask this question. As you probably know, CASE stands for "copy and share with everyone". And I will admit, I have done my share of CASEing! I don't do nearly as much now as I used to, but I am certainly prone to CASEing when I find one of those cards that just screams "make me" to me!

And HERE is one of them! (Please see July 28, 2011 post "Button Buddies".) I fell in love with this card as soon as I saw it. (BTW- Joanne's entire blog is filled with wonderful cards). But, as it turns out, she "CASEd" her darling card from THIS one made by Jennie. (She also has an amazing blog filled with awesome cards!)

Well, I ended up CASEing them, and here is what I came up with:

So... I'd love to know: Is this (and is Joanne's) what would be considered a CASE? I have heard that to CASE, you really do have to "copy". But when you change at least 3 elements of it, it is then not an actual copy and is known as an "inspired" card.

Okay, so I changed:
1) The shape of the card to scalloped
2) I embossed it with the dots embossing folder
3) Omitted the clip and tied ribbon around the card vertically.

But to me, it certainly feels like I copied it, as it so closely resembles both Joanne's and Jennie's. And, I always like to give credit where credit is due (and both ladies graciously allowed me to link to their cards here).

So.... I would LOVE to hear from you as to what you think. When is a card a CASE and when do you consider a card one that you were "inspired" to make? And, do you put your name on your cards if you haven't totally designed them yourself? I think this could be a very interesting subject to have others weigh in on. Please leave a comment, if you would!

Thanks so much to both Joanne and Jennie for their wonderful cards and for letting me share them!

Here are some close-up details of the one I made, and some others I made in different colors

Thanks so much for stopping by. I would really love to hear what you think about the topic of CASEing! I'll be back soon with some little cards I cased from the new Stampin' Up! idea book and catalog. Until then, happy stampin'!

Items I used for these cards:
Stamps: All SU!: Snail image from Button Buddies set. "Happy Birthday" stamp from Vintage Labels set. "A Little Late" stamp from "On Your Birthday" set.
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink; SU! inks: Old Olive; Pumpkin Pie; Chocolate Chip
SU! card stock (for bases) in: Regal Rose, Pacific Pointe, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Riding Hood Red. Also, PTI white and SU! Very Vanilla for stamped layer and SU! Black for layer underneath.
Card stock for tags: SU! Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, and Papertreyink White
Ribbon: SU! Wide striped grosgrain in Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Black
SU! White Baker's Twine; PTI Linen thread
Buttons: Various colors of vintage buttons from PTI
Embossing folder: Sizzix polka dots from SU!
Card shape cut using Sizzix Bigz XL die scallop card #3
Other: SU! scallop edge border punch; Sizzix scallop tag combo die

Monday, August 1, 2011

Photo Shoot At The Beach

So here's the 2nd of the two scrapbook pages I recently made. The picture I used was taken the same day as the other one, but this one was shot by my oldest daughter who is a professional photographer. She had taken my husband and me to Laguna Beach to take pictures of us. She ended up putting them into a beautiful book in which all four of our children wrote the most wonderful messages throughout the pages, and they gave the book to us for Christmas. It was an amazingly wonderful gift which we will cherish always!
Anyway... back to the photo shoot: After we were finished having our pictures taken, she took a few shots with our youngest daughter in them, too. I just love this one!

For this page, I again used K&Company stitched paper from that same kit. I thought the colors in this were great with the photograph. And I found some Webster's Pages ribbon that really picked up the green that was on the page as well as in the photo.

I used SU!'s flower punch to punch out a stamped flower and simply wrote in it for my title.

A few SU! buttons and some Papertreyink twine were added on the top right corner of my photograph as a simple embellishment.

And another one of those cute bee dimensional stickers from K&Company to adorn the flower on the page.

And finally, I adhered some tiny, real sea shells with glue dots to the page. I did this little cluster and then a few shells spread about the page as well.

It was great being able to get a couple of pages done so quickly! Keeping in mind that I don't have to make a huge, long project out of every page makes me realize that as long as I just keep at it, eventually all those photos will get scrapbooked after all!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great week!