June 12, 2015

Tin of Cards CASE

Today my husband asked for a congratulations card for a nun who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.  She made a big difference to him during his boyhood, and he wanted to pay tribute to her.  The pressure was on to make the best card in the universe!  I decided to CASE a card from the Tin of Cards kit because they're such great cards and I haven't had a chance to get the kit yet.

Since I don't have the kit yet, or the Bold Butterfly framelits, I had to die cut my big butterfly, glue it to some white cardstock, and then "fussy cut" around it.  I goofed by backing the window sheet with white cardstock inside the card - which looks great on the inside of the card but defeats the purpose of the window sheet. Oh well, I still think it looks beautiful stamped with that honeycomb image from Buttefly Basics!

Did you know that with most Stampin' Up project kits, you can make the same projects using your own supplies instead of purchasing the kit? Now, I'm not discouraging anyone from getting the kits. That's the easy, simple, fast way to do a project. Everything is already ready for you and it's a big bang for your buck.

However, the dies, punches, and embellishments you get in the kit are oftentimes things that you can purchase separately if you'd rather do it that way.

I remember seeing the Build a Bouquet kit in the Occasions catalog and falling head over heels in love with it. Instead of buying the kit, I decided to get the Bigz L flower die, some cotton paper, and floral wire to make my own. Then I could use it over and over again, plus I could make it in any color I wanted.

In most cases I would recommend the kit since it's more convenient and a better value. But I want you to know that you usually have the option if you have reasons for wanting to make a similar project with a slight variation.

Here are some pictures of my "helper" through this whole process - see which stamp set he's got?

Here are the products that I used to CASE this card:
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Happy creating!

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