CASE’n Point

I know – that’s a play on words.  But, I am here to make a case for CASEing.

First off… What is CASEing?

In the Stampin’ world, CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything.

So, it is my belief, that if you put it on the internet, or share at a public event, it is okay for me to copy it.

On the other hand… if you are going to copy someone else’s work, you must give credit to the original creator (or who you got the idea from).

How do you feel about someone CASEing your work?  I feel very honored.  In fact, that is why I make tutorials for a lot of my cards.  It just makes the copying easier.

Now, when I CASE someone’s projects, I may change something or I may just copy it exactly.  A lot of time, other stamper’s don’t show you what they did on the inside.  I am a firm believer that every card needs something on the inside – even if there is no sentiment.

So, here’s what I’ve been CASEing this week.  And, might I add, This is the first time in a month that I have been able to get into the craft room and create.  It is so hard not to want to run home from work after I get an idea and go make it.  But, working over 65 hours a week right now has me very tired!

This first card was created by Elizabeth Green

It uses the new WOOD TEXTURES product suite on page 159 in the Annual Catalog.  The suite includes the WOOD WORDS Stamp Set (143925/143928), the WOOD CRATE Framelits Dies (143730), and the WOOD TEXTURES Designer Series Paper Stack (144177).  By combing those products with a little ink and cardstock, you get the fabulous card above!

This card came from Lisa Ma

This card features another new product suite.  This one is called the COFFEE BREAK suite and it can be found on page 31 in the Annual Catalog.  It includes the COFFEE CAFE Stamp Set (143677), the COFFEE CUPS Framelits Dies (143745), and COFFEE BREAK Designer Series Paper.  I combined that with some of the new Classic Weave Ribbon and the Banner Punch to create this card.  Oh – and those circles.. they came from the same Wood Words set used on the card above!

The last card I am going to show you today came from Sandy Haynes.

This card uses another new product suite.  This one is called the BIRTHDAY MEMORIES suite and can be found on page 68.  It includes the BIRTHDAY DELIVERY Stamp Set (143660), the BIRTHDAY FRIENDS Framelits Dies, and the BIRTHDAY MEMORIES Designer Series Paper.  What’s great about this suite is the that the Framelits not only cut around the stamped images, but they also cut out some of the images from the DSP.  How cool is that?

Well, that’s it from me for now.

What have you recently CASE’d?

Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne







It Started with a Spark

I was having a conversation with my son the other day via text.  I had said something about him being a “Honeymoon baby.”  He went into the typical teenager response of “Eewwww… I didn’t need to know that…”

And it kinda hit me.  He is here because Wendell and I meet and fell in love.  I remember this as we celebrated our 20th Valentine’s Day together yesterday. None of the children I have would be here if not for that one moment in time that God brought two people together and created a spark.

That spark just grows and grows with each passing year.  And, with my son and most people around the world.. ok, that may be stretching it a bit… the anniversary of a birth is celebrated with fire.

See what I did there… what a great segue.  But, it really is the truth… the spark between your parents is celebrated in the tiny fire on top of your birthday cake.  I know… so profound, right!?!

So, with that thought in mind, this card was created…


Don’t you just love that bright color scheme.  I sure do!

Here is the inside 🙂


And, here is the list of supplies needed to re-create this card.

Product List

Oh, and don’t let me forget.. here are the instructions 🙂


May I add that this card comes entirely fromt eh 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  In these days of Occasions and Sale-a-Bration, please don’t forget about the Annual Catalog.  It is chocked full of great stuff!  There are many things in both of the mini catalogs that pair perfectly with items from it.  Check them all out by clicking the covers on teh right!

Until next time…  keep it simple, Stampers!