Friday, January 17, 2014


I C.A.S.E.d this card from a design by Ann Schach (one of my favorite SU! Demonstrator designers). If you are already familiar with using coordinating stamps and framelits, then this will be a fairly quick card for you. If not, it will take you just a bit longer but it is still easy. The directions will guide you to stamp all the hearts, banners and the sentiment, then cut all but one out using framelits and the Big Shot, and punch the other banner. If you use my directions to assemble your pieces into three ready-to-adhere sections, and attach them in the order and placement indicated, assembly is a snap!
For a more dramatic, bolder look, add a Real Red background panel (5" x 3 3/4") under all the elements.
  • Pool Party card (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" half sheet, folded to make a 5 1/2" x  4 1/4" card)
    #122924 - $6.95 (pack of 24 sheets, 8 1/2" x 11" and also available in the Subtles assortment)
  • Whisper White cardstock pieces use up your scraps!
    #100730 - $8.50 for pack of 40 sheets, 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Real Red cardstock piece (use another scrap!)
    #102482 - $6.95 (pack of 24 sheets, 8 1/2" x 11" and also available in the Brights assortment)
  • Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack (Occasions Catalog) - one quarter sheet
    #132886 - $6.59 (4 e. of 12 2-sided designs (48 sheets) - 4 1/2" x 6 1/2")
  • Coastal Cabana In Color Classic Ink Pad #131175 - $5.95
  • Real Red Classic Ink Pad #126949 - $5.95
  • "Hearts A Flutter" 8-stamp set
    Wood Mount #131922 - $25.95  or  Clear Mount #129252 (also available as a download)
  • Hearts A Flutter Framelits #130159 - $24.95
  • "Occasions Alphabet" 26-stamp set (the "V is for valentine..." sentiment):
    Wood Mount #128688 - $43.95  or Clear Mount #123598 - $31.95
  • Bitty Banners Framelits: #129267 - $14.95
  • UPCOMING SALE-A-BRATION AWARD EXCLUSIVE: "Banners Blast" 10-stamp set
    Wood Mount #133551 - $19.95 value  or Clear Mount #133554 - $13.95 value
    Choose your set FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration January 28 - March 31
  • Banner Punch - this will first be offered as another Sale-A-Bration award before it is offered for purchase in the 2014-15 Annual Catalog. #133519 - $12.95 value
  • Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform or Magnetic Platform and cutting pads (for shopping info see my tutorials posted previously this week)
  1.  Cut one-quarter of a sheet from the Fresh Prints DSP pack (1 5/8" x 4 1/2"). Adhere to center front of horizontal Pool Party card. (Margins will not be equal all around, but should be the same on opposite sides).
  2. With Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock pieces, stamp one each of "Hearts A Flutter" set scallop-edged heart, hearts pattern heart and "Occasions Alphabet" set V is for Valentine...etc. sentiment. Position matching framelits on heart-stamped images and position the scallop-bottom edged banner framelit on the "V is for..." sentiment so it is close to the bottom of the curved scallop edge (leave as much of a straight-edge top border as you can) then cut out all pieces with the Big Shot.
  3. With Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White cardstock pieces, stamp "Hearts A Flutter" set striped banner and chevron pattern heart. Position matching framelits on stamped images and cut out with the Big Shot. With same ink on a Whisper White scrap, stamp the little chevron banner from Sale-A-Bration "Banner Blast" set and punch with Banner Punch.
  4. Cut one of the larger, double-ended banners from Real Red cardstock with Bitty Banner Framelit.
  5. Arrange all the cut-outs into three assembled sections:
    1. Attach the tip of the large scallop-edge heart to the straight-edge end of the striped banner, just covering the corners with the heart.
    2. In the same manner, attach the smaller heart-pattern heart to the punched chevron pattern banner.
    3. Attach Real Red banner to top edge of "V is for..." sentiment banner.
  6. Adhere the Real Red banner/sentiment banner to designer paper panel on card front: center horizontally and align curved/scalloped bottom edge of banner so scallop edge is just below bottom edge of DSP.
  7. Adhere larger heart/banner to left of centered banner combo, with 1/8" space in between. (If you like, don't put adhesive on the tail of the banner for more dimension).
    Attach the Coastal Cabana chevron heart to scallop heart with a Stampin' Dimensional.
  8. Check position of smaller heart/banner (you don't want it to cover up the sentiment) - the center "v" of the banner should be centered over the 1/8" space between the first two attached sections. Use a Stampin' Dimensional to attach this section to the scalloped heart (it overlaps the chevron heart).
  9.  Guess what? Your card is done! Stamp a sentiment on the inside if you like!

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