Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Casing Karen

Good morning stampers!!

I've got a quick post for you today - a sweet, simple card that I CASE'd and made my own.
One of my dear friends, Karen Duke, served on the Advisory Board with me this year. I have to tell you, she is just a wonderful lady - I told her I want to be her when I grow up! She not only has a heart of gold, but is a beautiful stamper as well. She doesn't have a blog or I'd send you there to see the rest of her work.

She gave me her version of this card on the Alaska cruise and I immediately knew I'd be casing it for stamp camp. And the gals loved it too!

Here is my version of the card:

I used different stamp sets and a different embossing folder, but the layout and colors are all Karen!

The cardstock is Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Whisper White. The ink is Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Early Espresso. I used the Love and Care stamp set from the Summer Mini for the flower. I colored right on the stamp with Stampin' Write markers.

The greeting (both inside and outside) is from the retiring stamp set Great Friend. Even though I don't have a photo of it here, the inside greeting says "You're a friend who makes good times great."
I LOVE that sentiment and the pretty images in the stamp set make it a MUST OWN in my book. You can still order it up until June 30 - then it's gone forever!

I used the new Flower Garden embossing folder, also found in the mini. It's such a beautiful image, don't you think?
The punch is the Scallop Trim Border Punch and the ribbon is Daffodil Delight Satin - also retiring! So sad - I love that ribbon!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope you liked the card. It's so bright and sunny you can't help but smile when you see it. Just like when you see Karen!
Have a great day!


  1. Do you have a link to Karen's blog so we can see how you changed up the card?

    LOVE it!

  2. Karen doesn't have a blog that I can direct you to. I'll try and take a photo of her original card and post it.


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