a case of CASE-ing

TGIF! :0)
Today I have a project to share that I made this week. I wanted to give a few co-workers a gift set of cards and this is what I made. I needed to get 6 sets done in 4 days though….(30 cards! why I do this to myself, I’ll never know. LOL). So once in a great while when I need to work in a hurry, it is a great help to CASE someone else’s creations! If you look up the definition of CASE, you will find quite a few ways it is used. But in the crafting world, it has a different meaning. Some people say it stands for Copy And Steal Everything. But I prefer to use it as…Copy And Share Everything, or Copy And Share with Everyone.
These cards were copied or greatly inspired by this set that I found on SCS.  And the tote was inspired by Leslie Miller’s tutorial.  I started with a slightly larger piece of cardstock though…(see below).  If you like what you see, please go leave these ladies a comment!  Note: Leslie’s tutorial is now missing and I’m not sure what her measurements were.  I have written directions below.

I followed Leslie’s measurements for the tote except I started with a piece of cardstock that was 6 1/2 x 11.  This just made the tote a bit taller.  The finished size is 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 3/4.  Five cards with envelopes fit perfectly.

*Updated with directions: 

 Start with a 6 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock. Score the 11” side at 3/4″, 5 1/4″, 6”, and 10 1/2″. Turn and score the 6 1/2” side at 3/4″. Cut the bottom flaps on the vertical scored lines up to the 3/4” horizontal scored line.  Add additional layers to panels and punch or die cut a half circle at the top if desired. Fold and assemble box with strong adhesive. Adhere ribbon handles with strong tape or punch 2 holes in the front and back panels near the top and attach ribbon with brads. Embellish as desired.  Fill with matching cards and envelopes for a gift (about  5 fit nicely). 

Here’s 3 of the cards…

and 2 more…

 

The yellow on the cards doesn’t seem to match in the photos due to the lighting.  But they are exactly the same IRL. 

I love the look of this stamp set!  And the recipients seemed to like them too.  :) 

stamps- SU! Awash With Flowers, Happy Harmony, Well Scripted, Upsy Daisy, Best Yet; paper- Olive, Saffron, black, white, Mambo, Tangerine, dp- Summer Picnic; ink- Memento Black, Olive, Saffron, Mambo, Tangerine; accessories- ribbon, SU! Border Scallop Trim, pop dots, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, circle punches, eyelets, Stickles, Circle Nestabilities, Photo Corner punch, glue dots, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.

6 responses to “a case of CASE-ing

  1. phyllis zimmerman

    wow those are georgeous. I love that new set too.
    Blessings,
    Phyllis Z

  2. These are great Diane!! I will have to CASE these too. I really have a hard time with this set for some reason. These are stunning!!

  3. Gorgeous card set and tote. LOVE them.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  4. You made 30 of these? Holy moly, girl! They’re gorgeous though!! And I bet VERY much appreciated!

  5. Cheryl Rowley

    These are gorgeous! What a wonderful gift! The colors are terrifc as are all the layouts!
    I have 10 candy boxes to get done and can’t seem to get myself busy on them!
    Thanks also for the reminder on this tote-I have used it, but need to make some again! It’s a great pattern!
    Have a good last week (?) or are you finished with school?
    C.

  6. I’m always looking for card set ideas and these are beautiful!
    Great blog and great ideas!

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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