CASE the Designer Challenge

Welcome to this week’s challenge with the Paper Craft Crew! This week we’re trying something new – a CASE the Designer Challenge! First, if you’re not familiar with it, CASE is an acronym for Copy And Share Everything. It’s when you see another person’s project, and you copy their design. You can either copy it completely, or take the basic layout and design elements and use them in your own project. The etiquette around CASEing someone’s work is to acknowledge where you got your inspiration. For this week’s challenge, we in the Design Team chose a project from another Design Team member’s blog, and CASEd it! What do you need to do? You need to have a look through our blogs, and find a project you want to CASE. Be sure to link back to the original post, when you’re posting it on your social media page!

I almost forgot to add – this is going to be a TWO WEEK CHALLENGE, so you have lots of time to browse blogs, and choose your design and designer, to CASE!


I decided to CASE a card of DT member Jay, of Mitosu Crafts. The link to his original post is HERE, and I’ve included a picture of his original card below.

CASE the Designer Challenge

Isn’t this a pretty card?! I loved the layout, with the grouping of elements in one corner and a touch of shading in the opposite corner. To make this card my own, I chose my own stamps, colours and flipped the orientation so that the focal area is to the left corner, instead of the right.


This stamp and die set called Happy Mail from Pretty Pink Posh is so cute! I always think of the bird as the ‘bluebird of happiness’, bringing happy mail.

CASE the Designer Challenge


Start with a panel of smooth white cardstock. Set up the rays stencil so that the sun rays are coming from the top right corner. Use a blending tool with a light yellow ink, and add the rays. Next, switch to a darker yellow, and add some shading. Finally, use the blender tool with an orange ink, and blend in the orange near the top of the corner. The inks I chose are Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, and Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink.  Use a blending tool to add Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn Distress ink in the bottom left corner.

On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the letters, bird and mailbox images in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I chose this ink, as it’s good to use when colouring with alcohol markers, which is what I used for colouring the images. Of course you can colour using whatever medium you like; just be sure to use the right kind of ink & cardstock!

I’ve included the markers below, in my affiliate links, for your reference. After colouring, use the coordinating Happy Mail dies to die cut each of the images. Attach them to the blended panel, using foam tape or squares. Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of the same white cardstock, and layer it with a thin strip of dark blue cardstock.  Attach your image panel to a bright yellow panel of cardstock with foam tape, and then onto a card base of dark blue.

CASE the Designer Challenge


You can do it – CASE the Designer! Choose any one of the Design Team, browse through that person’s blog, and choose a project to CASE. Be sure to save the link to that post, and add it to your post, so we can verify that you did indeed CASE the Designer. Have fun with it! See what each of us did on the Paper Craft Crew challenge page; you’ll also find links to our blogs just by clicking on our project. I’m looking forward to seeing what you create!

CASE the Designer Challenge

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you stamp and create with me! :)

5 thoughts on “CASE The Designer Challenge

    1. I’m glad that you like my happy mail card, Buffy! It was fun CASEing another DT member 🙂

  1. This is so cute Deb, of course I love the little birdie, and the mail floating is a cute idea too. Great card.

    1. Thanks, Kia! This little birdie isn’t as cute as your CC, but I’m glad that you like my card 🙂 Thanks for your kind comment!

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