Today I’ve CASEd the Cattie again to show you how to tear paper for handmade cards. Plus I’m making one of my first Christmas cards for 2021. If you love evergreen trees, I bet you’ll love it too!

Have You Heard About CASE?

CASE is short form for Copy And Share Everything. It’s a super way to “steal” an idea from someone else and make it our own using stamps, ink and papers we have in our own stash of stamping supplies. When we CASE someone’s design, it’s the BEST way to show how much we appreciate their creativity and that they shared it with us!

I have a weekly live video series on my Design with Jo Facebook business page. I created this feature so you could see exactly how to make items from the always awesome Stampin’ Up! catalogues. You can find all the episodes by clicking right here.

And to watch me create the design in real time, just head on over to my Facebook page every Thursday morning at 11 am MT!

Maybe you know which page of the catalogue I used as my inspiration for this card?

VIDEO How to Tear Paper for Handmade Cards and Evergreen Elegance
A CASE of a Stampin’ Up! 2021-22 Annual Catalogue Card

This was your favourite of the three cards I showed you using this same design and tip. See them all by clicking on the triangle below.

How to Tear Paper for Handmade Cards

When I made my card for you in the video, I chose more vibrant colours and a set I haven’t used enough, Artistically Inked. It was fun to see how different stamp sets can make the exact same design look really different!

Click the triangle to see it now!

There are lots of different steps in this card but I’ve broken them down to show you how easy they can be. I loved adding in the vellum snowflake in behind the evergreen tree. It’s fussy cut just like I showed you how to do in yesterday’s blog post.

Want to Know How to Tear Paper for Handmade Cards?
Get Started on Your Holiday Greetings with a Catalogue CASEd Card

If you’re ready to start working on Christmas cards and you love evergreens, I have another elegant embossed card which might be right up your alley!

Did you figure out what sample I CASEd with my stamps, ink, dies and paper? You can see it on page 51 of our 2021-22 Annual Catalogue…or how about I give you a really BIG hint?

How to Tear Paper for Handmade Cards
Which Design Did I CASE from page 42 of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue?

Time to Try It At Home!

Grab your own stamps, embossing folders and dies and get ready to CASE this card!

And if you don’t yet have the Evergreen Elegance set? Try the same look with flowers or leaves like I did in the video. Here are the measurements you’ll need.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Soft Succulent – 4 1/4″ x 11″”, scored at 5 1/2″, 2nd piece 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″, 3rd piece 3 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ (for greeting)
  • Basic White – 2 1/2″ x 4″, scraps, 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)
  • Vellum cardstock – scraps
  • Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine – about 12″

If you want to try this card with the same items I used, you can click on any image below to order and have it shipped directly to you. I really appreciate you choosing me as your Canadian demonstrator.

Supplies I Used

Would You Like Me to CASE a Particular Design?

It’s time to grab your catalogues! Maybe you’ve found a card you love, but you’re not too sure how to make it? Let me know which one it is and I can give it a try on my next CASE the Cattie.

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I’m not sure it’s ever too early for Christmas, but if you’d rather see some other non-holiday ideas, be sure to check out the video.

And be sure to finish up the inside of your card too like this!

VIDEO How to Tear Paper for Handmade Cards
Decorate the Inside of Your Card Too!

It’s easy once you know how to tear paper for handmade cards and it’s a technique that will never go out of style – give it a try on your handmade cards too.