CASEing ME for Global Design Project

I have so many wonderful things to cover today, so please buckle up and hang on. My card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge is special for several reasons. Here are a few:

  • It’s “CASE the Designer” week at GDP, and we are CASEing one of my projects – it’s always an honor to see what other designers come up with based on one of my cards.
  • Today’s card features a new bundle that was designed by a great friend (and up-upline), Mary Fish after she reached her $1 million in sales mark. More on that later.
  • It’s Memorial Day in the United States. While this card isn’t directly themed for a Memorial Day card, I chose a red, white and blue theme for my card as a small nod to those we honor today.

Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:

Varied Vases Bundle, Itty Bitty Greetings, Amazing Congratulations, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

GDPD140If you’d like a closer look at the original card that’s part of this week’s challenge, CLICK HERE.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • CASE (verb) \ˈkās\. When we CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit), we find inspiration in a project – theme, color combinations, layout, products used – and create our own project by making changes to make it our own.  When CASEing, it’s important to give credit to the original designer – it doesn’t take away from your project at all. You might be scratching your head and wondering how I got from the challenge card to the one I’m sharing today. There’s nothing from this stamp set, the colors are different and I’ve used a different layout for my card. Let me draw a couple of lines for you:
    • Like the inspiration card, this card is a “for friend” card.
    • Like the inspiration card, the focal point is a beautiful collection of flowers.
    • A gorgeous sentiment is included on both projects.
  • Varied Vases. I don’t want to understate this, but Varied Vases is going to be the top-selling bundle from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog. Not only is it versatile for either modern or classic projects, but it’s a photopolymer/punch bundle. Oh! And it was designed with inspiration from Mary Fish as recognition for her $1 million sales milestone. Here’s a look at this new bundle (which is likely already on your wish list, right?): Varied Vases Bundle, Stampin' Up! 148381How incredible are these options? So many great flowers and vases in the set and punch. I tucked “hey friend” (from Itty Bitty Greetings) under the arched orchid and then added “you couldn’t be more amazing” from Amazing Congratulations. What a perfect pair! Here’s a closer look at the elements that make up the focal point of the card:Varied Vases Bundle, Itty Bitty Greetings, Amazing Congratulations, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination. I’ve always loved the combination of aqua colors with red tones. Pool Party and Real Red has always made me happy. I’ve also love the combination of Pool Party with Melon Mambo. It seems reasonable, then that the soft blue would look great with Lovely Lipstick, right? I gave it a try and love it. I toned down the gorgeous clash of these two colors with a Crumb Cake base. If you are inspired by this combination of Lovely Lipstick, Pool Party and Crumb Cake, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lovely Lipstick, Pool Party, Crumb Cake

Bundles: Varied Vases  Stamp Sets: Varied Vases, Amazing Congratulations, Itty Bitty Greetings  Papers: Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks: Lovely Lipstick, Pool Party, Archival Basic Black  Accessories: Vases Builder Punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for you to play along with this week’s challenge! What an honor it would be for me to see your project that was inspired by my simple card. <3 BONUS!!! The winner of this week’s Global Design Project challenge will be invited to join our team as a guest designer for the newt six month.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Wow, you case yourself well! Love the layout and pairing of the vases..the sentiments are perfect!

  2. Oh, what a delight to see your lovely (lipstick) card and adorable use of the stamp set/punch I got to inspire! This is such a treat, BK!

  3. Well done ! Great explanation of your card creation today !
    I love punches and when I saw Mary`s Bundle I had to have it !! Those vases are adorable punched out of dsp too !!
    I like the colors ! Love that LOVELY LIPSTICK name (smile) !

  4. Beautiful card, Brian. Love the color combo and how you used Mary’s new stamp set. Can’t wait to get it. Have a memorable day!

    • Thanks so much, HJ! It’s definitely a keeper! Mary put a lot of thought into this versatile and fun bundle. Hope your day was wonderful.

  5. I agree that Mary’s designed bundle is going to be a HUGE hit. It’s the first item on my first order for the new catalog come Friday. I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Your card for today really does justice to this set. Your color combo is a great salute to Memorial Day. Fabulous job as always Brian!

  6. Wow, I love each one of the “Copy and Selectively Edit”, cards on the team. They honored your leader card very well! Job well done!
    I honestly admit I CASE way more than I edit. (always giving credit).
    The color combo as well as the sentiment combo are amazing!

    • Thanks so much, Katrina! The team always does an excellent job with these challenge – I’m so honored by their amazing cards! Thanks for your comments.

  7. Oh, this is going to be fun! Your cards and the others are more than inspirational! I’m off to the craft room!

  8. Once again another stunning card Brian. I love how you described how you had CASEd you project. It a wonderful insight into your creative process

    • Thanks so much, Tanya! I love giving insight into my thoughts. They may not always be “ingenious” but I’m also fascinated by how other people think through things. Thanks for your kind message!

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