Saturday, February 2, 2013

Just In C.A.S.E....

I may have mentioned that crafting time isn't happening much here lately.  In addition to the "great computer conversion," I had some relatively minor oral surgery last week that has really slowed me down....well, that, or I'm being a very impatient patient again. :)   I'm not bouncing back as quickly as I thought I would, and my mojo is showing the effect of it.

So I had this simple digital collage that I made up...and I had some more digital papers from Janet's ByDigitalPaper shop on Etsy...but things weren't quite coming together.  I put the digi collage on a background of a die cut frame, and added some lace to the bottom, and then I got stuck.  Until, that is, I remembered a wonderful card Rebecca had made a few months ago when she used a little banner across the top of a card...and I realized I could stamp a sentiment onto the small banner.  It wasn't until I went back to find the link to Rebecca's card for this post that I realized we had used digital paper from the same Antique Paper set from Janet's shop on our cards. So, in the end, I did what the scrapbooking world calls "Copy And Scraplift Everything" (C.A.S.E. for short)...I CASE'd Rebecca's card...and it's one of my favorites now...very shabby and vintage, with lots of feminine touches.

I matted the mini collage to a piece of lightweight chipboard just a tiny bit smaller than the image, before distressing and inking the edges, then glued it directly to the diecut frame, leaving room at the bottom for lace to peek out...the frame was then attached to the card with foam tape...

Taking a cue from Rebecca's card, I ran the little banner partly across the top, using mini roses and buttons dusted with clear glitter to surround the tiny banner stamped with the sentiment...

Patterned paper:  ByDigitalPaper on Etsy/ Antique Paper 7       Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares die
Digital collage elements:  Grungy Texture background:;  Iron fence & gate:;
 Text:;  Tulips
Pearls:  Recollections      Lace:      Sentiment stamp:  Papertrey Ink
Paper roses:  Wild Orchid Crafts      Hug Snug seam binding
Miscellaneous:  buttons, clear coarse glitter, hemp twine

Thank you for visiting today...I hope you're having a fun (or relaxing) weekend!  It's the last football weekend of the season here...Superbowl weekend...and we're BIG 49'er fans in this house.  So we'll be firmly planted in front of the tv tomorrow, snacks close by...cheering on our favorite team! :)



  1. Gorgeous card, love the little banner, and I hope you are feeling much better soon!!

  2. Sorry to hear that you are feeling bad. Hope you feel better soon. I don't think your "mojo" is suffering at all as this card is as lovely as any of your cards. I am always inspired by your work.

  3. Love your card Kathy, and how you've made it your own. I love how we all trade ideas!!!! I'm tickled! With hugs, Rebecca

  4. Very pretty card, Kathy! Love the little banner and beautiful focal image! Hope you're feeling better! Take care, hugs!


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