You Rock for CAS(E) This Sketch

Puns are tons of fun.  As I sat down to play with this week’s sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, I couldn’t resist a quirky and fun double entendre by pairing “you rock” from Crazy About You with…well…rocks.  Here’s my super-pun (pun intended) card:

Crazy About You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS107

And here’s the CASE(E) This Sketch challenge banner that inspired my creation:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Rule Breaker.  Every once in a while, I flip a sketch on its side or turn it completely upside down.  That’s usually an acceptable treatment, right?  Well, when I flipped this one on it’s side, I failed to pay attention to the requested placement of the sentiment.  Oopsies!  I guess I’m a big, bad rule breaker – still, my project was inspired by this sketch.  In the end, I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I think it pays a nice homage to this CTS challenge.
  • Washi Sheets.  If you flip quickly through the Occasions Catalog, you might miss one of the new products – Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets.  Washi SHEETS?  What are you going to do with those?  Well, the Basic Gray sheet of grids made for a perfect accent here, don’t you think?  I also taped a strip of the same washi sheet over a piece of whisper white card stock and cropped three hearts.  I placed the hearts randomly (yet strategically) over the other grid.  That way the hearts show but they don’t pull attention away from the most important part of this card – the “you rock” sentiment.
  • An All-Natural Color Combination.  I just love the combination of Crumb Cake and Basic Gray – such a beautiful combination for an earthy, grounded card.  I used these colors (with small pops of Crushed Curry) for a Christmas card last year – see it here.  If you like this combination of neutrals, too, feel free to save this: Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Crazy for You  Papers:  Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack  Inks:  Basic Gray  Accessories:  Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets, Word Bubbles Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Project Life Corner punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you will pop over to CAS(E) This Sketch to check out the projects by the Design Team Members and to play along with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Nice idea

  2. Brian you rocked this sketch!

  3. I saw the washi sheets and had no idea what to do with them. Not any more! Add another item to my “must have” list. I got the rocks paper are part of my share from you, so I will be all set. YEAH! Thanks!

  4. Love your PUN card! How creative also! Washi sheets? I missed them in the catalog. Thanks gor a new technique!

  5. Fun card ! I must say I am puzzled about the Washi Sheets ….but at least you gave me an idea or two ! I might just have to order them to try and see what I can do with them ??

  6. Not only are you “pun-ny” (see what I did there), but you apparently have a knack for writing haikus too with “Puns are tons of fun!” You DO rock Brian King!

  7. Love the new Adventure Bound DSP!

  8. I think this card rocks. I love the humor you put in it.

  9. Love the card and perfect to send to my college son!!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a” Pun” card Brian!!! so creative and Pun-tabulous!! You indeed, rocked this sketch.
    Thank you for sharing.

  11. I LOVE IT!!! I am going to make it for “Mty Three Sons” and husband for Valentines Day.

  12. Great card. So much fun. TFS

  13. Brian, that is so cool, wow !!!
    Yep I think your mom spell your name wrong all along. It’s BRAIN !!!!!
    Or it could be …… Brian Brain King , what do u think ?????
    Love it !!!!
    Hugs Frenchie

  14. Baaaahhhhh!!!! Thanks for the laugh…we need it during this blizzard that’s happening up here. Love your card! 🙂

  15. Hi Brian:
    I absolutely love this card and I can’t believe how perfectly you placed those hearts so the grid lines look as if they are actually behind the paper. WOW! The rock paper is my favorite from what I have seen of the Adventure Bound DSP. This is a fabulous card and oh so masculine. By the way, to me it looks as if you turned this card on it’s side you almost have the sentiment where the sample was! Not to worry, it’s a case of artistic interpretation! 🙂

  16. Great pun and laugh, Brian! Ok to turn cad (originally from NE) very silent r’s!

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  18. I do so love neutrals, they make my heart skip a beat. That being said Brian I love this, everything is just playing so well together from the card stock and DSP to the I must have this Washi sheets. Awesome job

  19. Awesome!!!!

  20. Washi sheets? OMG – everytime I see something in your blog, I decide I MUST have it. Great use of a new product, and one I’ll definitely be pointing out to my own customers once I get my hands on it.

    Thanks for all your wonderful sharing.

  21. Charlotte Coombes

    Thanks for the chuckle this morning, I LOVE this card! 🙂

  22. That is so GREAT! I looked at that paper and said to myself “What the heck can I do with that.?” Thanks now I know. Well done.

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  24. Brian, you really ROCK!

  25. Oh, this is so fun! I love how you rotated the sketch!

  26. AWESOME!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch!

  27. as soon as I saw this card my response was …….


    Love it … Brian you are a legend – big hugs from me!

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