Hello Lady Bug - CASE the Catalog

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a card that I CASEd from the new 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. First I will show you the card that I made and then I will share with you the card that I CASEd from the new catalog. If you don't know what CASE means; well it simply means copy and share everything or copy and selectively edit. The projects in the catalog are a great source of inspiration. Here's the card that I made as the CASE.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

To Case or Not To Case:

I found the card that I wanted to CASE today from the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog on page 30 of the new catalog. They used a few different products than what I did. I didn't have all the supplies that they used on their beautiful card but I used what I had. And that's one thing about CASEing is you use things you have to create with or you can get the items and recreate the project exactly. Here's a look at the card that inspired me today. There's so much more to the Stampin' Up! catalogs than just a book to shop from. It is filled with tips, inspiration, and techniques once you really start to look through it. I look at my catalog all the time, when I first get one I look through it many, many, times looking for ideas to share with you. I also make notes inside my catalog about all kinds of things.

card designed by Stampin' Up! Concept Artist in the 2022-23 Annual Catalog
image copyright by Stampin' Up! 1995 - present

What's the Differences between Them:

On the card created by the Stampin' Up! Concept artist; they used the Hello Ladybug Stamp Set (as did I). They used the Ladybug Builder Punch and the Medium Daisy Punch (as did I). The Concept Artist used a piece of the Tea Boutique 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper to cover the card base (I used Pool Party Cardstock as the base of the card). They used the New Fancy Frames Dies as the background of the center panel (I used the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder and embossed my Basic White Cardstock layer). Besides the colors of Cardstock and the inks the rest of the Catalog CASE was pretty much the same. I will list all the supplies that they used on the catalog version and what I used on my card below.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

If you look at the ladybug you will see a set of clear wings under the Calypso Coral Cardstock wings. I used Vellum Cardstock to create this second set of wings. Just as the Stampin' Up! Concept Artist did. I loved the look of the wings under the hard shell wings just like a real ladybug has.

The Finishing Touches:

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

To finish off my card I added the daisies made from Basic White Cardstock and the Medium Daisy Punch, and the leaves made from Mossy Meadow Cardstock that are actually wings from the Ladybug Builder Punch. Bet you didn't see that one coming do you? For the center of each daisy I used one of the Opal Rounds for a little sparkle and shine. The first set of shopping supplies you will find in this post will be the items that the Stampin' Up! Concept Artist used the second set will be the ones that I used to CASE the card today.