Monday, July 12, 2010

CASE the Catalog Challenge

Every year, I challenge my downline to "CASE the Catalog" and make a card inspired by a sample in the catalog, changing the stamp set or colors or both. [By the way, CASE stands for "Copy And Steal (or Share) Everything" or "Copy And Selectively Edit".] I love this little exercise mostly because it's a reminder that our catalog is more than that -- it's an Idea Book & Catalog, which is why it's called exactly that! The whole idea is that we get ideas and copy what we see -- whether it's the layout or colors or project exactly as it's shown. As a side note, you can find a list of supplies for all the projects shown in the catalog here.

Last night I was looking for a card to CASE for this challenge and found one on page 76. The main image is the Eiffel Tower, but since I didn't have that stamp set, I used the Eiffel Tower image from Artistic Etchings instead. Because it's a taller image, I also changed the orientation of the card.

I love the way it turned out! And I didn't have to "think" too much about it! I challenge you to CASE this catalog too! There are hundreds of samples just waiting to inspire you! Leave me a comment and let me know how the new catalog inspired your project!

Supplies: Artistic Etchings, Concord Crush ink & cardstock, Pear Pizzazz ink & cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, In Color Patterns DSP, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents, Scallop Edge Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Nance Leedy said...

This is soooo chic! Love these colors together and truthfully...I like yours better than the one in the catalog! ;-)

Wendie said...

Another simply beautiful Julie card. I love your style.

Nancy B. / said...

Julie - Thank you for the link to the "recipes" for the projects in the catalog. I figured it existing, but I didn't know how to find it.

Nancy B.