Today’s CASE the Cattie video is all about how to use designer series paper to make a card!
But before we get to that, let me explain what designer series paper is. This is Stampin’ Up!’s name for its patterned paper packages. These are 12 sheets of perfectly harmonized colours, patterns and designs. And many of them coordinate completely with stamps, punches and dies.
And bonus for us! They are one of the quickest and easiest ways to make cards and other projects.
What’s a CASE?
A CASE for us paper crafters means Copy And Share Everything. And it’s how we get to take a page out of other designers’ book.
What a fantastic way to show appreciation for that designer’s work! To copy and share their piece of art.
But sometimes we might need a hand figuring out measurements and colours. So I’m going to help you out.
My weekly video series will give you the measurements and show you how to make items designed by those talented Stampin’ Up! artists. I’m just getting started but if you missed the previous episodes you can see them here and here.
Can you guess which page of the catalogue I was turned to to make this card?
I used the beautiful Hand-Penned designer series paper for mine, but the catalogue version has a totally different feel even though I used the same stamp set.
That’s one great thing about CASing. You don’t have to copy it exactly! You just take the idea as a jumping off point!
Find out how I did this by taking a peek at the video!
Use Designer Series Paper To Make a Card
When I CASEd the catalogue card that I made for you in the video, I used the same paper, but with different patterns.
Click the triangle to see it now!
Let’s see a close up of our card. Highland Heather is my ink colour for the big bold HELLO and happy is in black. I choose black since there is black also in the Hand-Penned paper. The greeting comes from the new Biggest Wish stamp set, which was a MUST on my wish list!
Another must have for me? The Scalloped Contour dies. These five nested dies are fabulous. Each one has a different embellished edge. Dots, stitch marks, a little cut to weave some ribbon through. You can’t go wrong with these lovelies!
See the pop of ribbon woven in behind the greeting? I gave you my tips for how to do that in the video.
If you guessed one of the samples on page 170 of our 2021-22 Annual Catalogue, you would be right! Can you see how different it looks?
Time to Craft!
It’s time to find your own package of designer series paper and a couple word stamps to recreate this card! Here are the measurements.
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Highland Heather – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
- Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″, scrap 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
- Basic White (Regular) – scrap about 1 1/2″ x 1 1/8″, scrap about 1″ x 2″
- Whisper White crinkled ribbon – about 22″
If you’d prefer to create it with the same items I did, please click on any image below to order to have it shipped directly to your home. I really appreciate you choosing me as your Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.Supplies I Used in My CASE
Which One Would You Like to See?
Grab your catalogue! Which project would you like me to reconstruct for you?
Click here to leave a comment.
While this version is so soft and pretty, the other two designs I showed, and the one I made for you, were popular too. Change up the designer series paper or your stamps and I know you can get tons of variety from this layout!
Now you know a few tips for how to CASE the Cattie and use designer series paper to make a card for a versatile design, take a closer peek at all the catalogue ideas and see how you might like to show your appreciation for someone else’s art!