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October 10, 2012

An adventure in CASE study

Hi, everyone!
You may know I've been stalking....I mean "following" (haha) .....Kittie Kraft, and drawing inspiration from her, lately. I tried another of her beautiful creations (see hers here). I have added several dies to my pile, recently, and I wanted to make something wintery. I know, I know.......let's not push it, right?! But, I thought this would be a pretty Christmas card, which I need to get to work on, so......I busted out the dies to give it a whirl!
As it turned out, I was trying to create the CASE'd card from memory, 
and ended up using a white base on my card: I think this was the "fatal error" for me, it just looked so washed out and........."blah".  I also changed up the die placements on my card.
Here's the first attempt:

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I was not happy with the outcome; in fact, I was a bit mopey about the outcome for a few days, and the card was tossed from here to there in my craft room - no photo-taking, no filing in the "finished" box. After a couple days, I pulled it out from a pile of scraps I had on my table and played with my Pearl Pen. I also added a glittery snowflake punch and a rhinestone brad fro some bling. You know what!? I like it much better now! :0) What do you think?

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Materials List
Stampin' Up Whisper White Card Stock
Fiskars Paper Crimper - Wavy
Memory Box Dies - Country Landscape, Pine Trees Border, Snowflake Corner, Frosty Border
Pearl Pen - Lt Blue
MS Punch - Snowflake
Rhinestone Brad
Stampin' Up Markers
Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder

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Happy Crafting!

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  1. Welcome to our Majestic Mountain theme at Craft A Scene this month. You have created a really lovely card, with so much work in it. I like both versions, but I agree with you that the final one is the best. Thank you for sharing it with us all. Have a good week. xx Maggie

  2. wow i love both versions. Thanks for joining us at challenges 4 everybody , Trisha x DT

  3. This is lovely Cheryl...I like the white card base..looks very elegant this way! Love that delicate swirly die!

  4. I have days....I mean cards like them both but like the first one the kind of card

  5. Wow, what a cool embossing folder...just love your card. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  6. Cheryl, I loved the card as it was shown in the first photo and my first thought was, "What a great white-on-white card!" Then I saw the second photo, and I like it equally well. I honestly couldn't say I like one better than the other. :-D

  7. Cheryl Ann
    Love both cards. Great embossing folder for sure.

  8. Both cards a lovely Cheryl, but I think the little touches the blue on the second one really bring it to life.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

    B x

  9. These are both totally gorgeous the design is superb I love the little houses and trees dotted about it really looks like Christmas, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearly Mine this week
    lorraine x

  10. How unique and oh, so delightful :) Thank you for sharing this with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

    I invite you to join me at the ANYTHING GOES challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  11. very creative!! lovely scene.
    you added blue dots on the second card, that is beautiful touch. making the card really finished.
    thank you for joining craft a scene this month.

  12. So pretty. Love the blue touches.

  13. What a great idea! It turned out so beautifully! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


  14. Great winter scene! Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  15. Gorgeous winter scene! Love how you built it up, and the little houses and trees are so cute. The bits of blue add a nice touch. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft a Scene!

  16. Beautifully embossed winter scene :)


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